The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 238, Ed. 1 Monday, April 29, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
Exclusive Associated Press Report, Largest Circulation In This Section ol Oklahoma
Sh wn«D y Hinld, Vol. 16 /Con«olidated\
Shawnee D iy News, Vol.16 V Dec, I, *91! J
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1912
EVENING EDITION—EIGHT PAGES
OVER 40 LIVES
IS TORNADO TOLL
NORTH TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
VISITED SATURDAY BY
SHAWNEE HOME BEREAVED
BY THE LOSS OF A CHILD
* WEATHER INDICATION.
* By Associated Press.
Oklahoma: Tonight and Tues-
day, generally fair, wanner *
Wife of E. E. Salyer and Children
Visiting in That Section-
E. E. Salyer, fireman at power
house of the Shawnee Gas and Elec-
tric company, received a telegram
late Saturday afternoon, telling of the
killing of his child, and his sister
and the injury of his wife In one of
the tornadoes which swept western
Oklahoma Saturday afternoon. Mrs.
Salyer took the earliest train to the
Bcene of disaster.
BY FALL FROM SKY
By Associated Press.
Paris, April 29—Jules Vedrines
the famous aviator of France, was
probably fatally injured today by a
fall with a monoplane at St. Denis
He was attempting a flight to
By Associated Press.
Oklahoma City, April 29.—There 1b
a uew addition to the list by fifteen
of the number killed in Saturday's
•torme. The number Injured and the
property loss is greatly augmented.
Wire communication has not been re-
stored with many points.
IS WILLING TO DEPUTIZE THEIR
ATTORNEY, BUT CAN'T
would be illegal bill
Calls Attention to Statue Governing
Such Cases as Pres-
set date for
prohibition hearing. *
• By Associated Press.
Washington, April 29.—The *
• supreme court today authorized *
• a hearing for May 15 of the *
• question whether the federal *
• prohibition against the sale of •
• liquor Is still in lorce in the *
• old Indian Territory portion of '
SAVE $100 BOND'
AND SKIPPED OUT
EUGENE TITSWORTH EVIDENTLY
THOUGHT HE GOT
1 * .
CROPS ARE IN
OUTLOOK WAS NEVER BEFORE
BRIGHTER IN POTT.
' Drug Stores Move.
The Shawnee Drug Store Is mov-
ing from the Roebuck building, cor
ner Main and Broadway, to the De
Void building. The Public Drug Co.,
will move from the Chrisney build-
ing to the Roebuck building in about
Special to The News-Herald.
Oklahoma City, April 29.—Approx-
imately forty-one lives are known 10
have been sacrificed to the storm
king's wrath Saturday afternoon
when a tornado of unusual magni-
tude Bwept through western Tcxa:i
and the state of Oklahoma. The in-
jured list will exceed one hundred.
Fully twenty towns suffered. The
property loss cannot be estimated.
Several other deaths are reported but
Following are the names of the
(lead procurable from the various
At Lugert—Mrs Lee Stanf.land and
Miss Eva Stanaland.
At Butler — William McKenzIe,
three Smith children, five others
At Hinton—Van Valkenburg, small
At Calumet—P. B. Thompson, MrB
To Visit Old Home.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Willard of the
Willard Hotel leave the last of the
week for Macon, Ga., to attend the
confederate reunion, and go from
there to South Carolina for a visit
at their old home.
WAR BEGINS ON
Civil/ SUIT FOR DISSOLUTION
FILED AFTER 5 YEARS
By Associated Press.
Washington, April 29—A civil
anti-trust suit seeking the dissolution
of the International Harvester com-
pany under the Sherman law will be
filed in Minneapolis tomorrow by the
This is the culmination of an in-
vestigation extending over five years.
J. D. Lydick of Shawnee has been
admitted to practice before the su-
preme court of the United States
on the nomination of Representative
P. B. Thompson and
At Cordell—Mrs. Frank Parman.
At Sentinel—Mrs. Ash, widow,
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Lee, and grandson of Mrs. Ash.
Up to an early hour Sunday night
no word had come from the townB
of El Dorado, Warren, Martha and
Blair, all four of which were Satur-
day reported to have suffered se-
It was rot known Saturday night
that the towns of Butler, Korn, Sen
tinel. Colony and Hinton had been
struck. News to this effect was re-
ceived from Arapahoe early Sunday
afternoon. Rescue parties were sent,
out from Arapahoe in automobiles
early Sunday and they report that
the towns of Butler and Foss literal-
ly -were wiped out.
The heavy wind was accompanied
by a terrific downpour of rain and
in many instances hail. The fall of
rain amounted to from one to five
inches. As a result all of the small-
er streams in western Oklahoma are
on a rampage. The Rock Island
bridge over the Cimarron river, thirty
miles south of Enid was washed out.
All trains are being detoured.
The two branches of Elk creek,
west of Hobart, have joined and the
stream is over a mile wide. A farm-
er's family of four, names unknown,
are said to have been killed. High
water prevents rescue parties from
visiting that part of the country. All
rural telephone lines are down.
All of western Oklahoma seems de-
moralized and it will be several days
before anything like an accurate esti-
mate of the property loss or list of
the dead and injured can be secured.
Keep a Written Account
of all Your Expenditures
You know from experience it is hard to save from your
earnings—but it can be done if you set your heart and hea
in that direction. The only way to do it is to keep an ac-
count of what you earn rnd what you epend.
The simplest way to keep this record is to have a an
account-deposit your money with this bank and pay all bills
by check. Your bank book and returned checks are the
record you want-they will tell the story of your money botn
earned and spent.
Now would be the proper time to begin.
THE STATE NATIONAL BANK
"JUST PLAIN OLD FASHIONED BANKING"
The following letter from County
Attorney C. P. Holt to T. E. Phil-
lips and Thos. Day of tho Taxpayers'
League, in answer to the request of
the league that he deputize their at
torney, and assign him to the prose
cution of cases against county offi-
cers based on the examiners' report,
April 23, 1912.
Messrs. T. E. Phillips and Thos. Day,
In answer to your letter, which
reads as follows:
"April 20, 1912.
"Hon. C. P. Holt.
"Resolution passed by Taxpayers'
League in regular session.
"Moved and seconded that we press
the subject of appointing our at-
torney, recommended by the Taxpay-
ers' League to a certain conclusion
and notify our attorney within (5)
five days of the same.
"T. E. PHILLIPS, Chr.
"THOS. DAY, Sec."
I wish to say first that I do not
quite understand your request made
upon me personally, except by con-
sidering matters outside of the rec-
ord. I told you previously that Mr.
Roscoe Arrington, the man whom you
requested be appointed, was a very
good man and that I would he glad
to have his assistance in taking
charge of these cases and that I
would give him an appointment as
deputy county attorney with full pow-
er to act, but that you would have
to see the commissioners
whether or not he could receive pay
from the county for the work, and
the county commissioners decided
they could not legally pay Mr. Ar
rington for his work out of the
county funds. Further, immediately
after the checkers' report was filed
I requested your league to secure
some good attorney to help take that
matter up with me and that I person-
ally out of my own pocket would pay
a portion of the charge or expense,
and you failed to do thiB. I still
want to Becure some one to help fish-
ish these matters.
In the claimed shortage found by
the state examiners and inspectors
$21,159.44 has been returned to the
county treasurer by Little River
Drainage District No. 1. The state
examiners' office claimed that this
amount of money should not have
been paid for drainage work because
levied for that purpose, and they
were legally right. However, the
laws of the drainage act provide for
such to bo done. ThiB statute is
what the county commissioners then
followed but since the establishment
of the ditch this money was paid fnto
the county treasury.
Practically $2,000 of it has been ad
judicated in the superior court in
which the county secured Judgment
for practically $400, and these cases
now stand appealed to the supreme
court to finally decide whether or
not the county Is entitled to the $400
for which it got judgment; 6551 of
it was adjudicated in the district
court against the county.
Another suit still pends, which
undecided. Out of the alleged $56,000
there remains $32,289.66 to be Bettled
i and I want you to understand that I
am ready at this minute to receive
the assistance of Roscoe Arrington
or any other man In the county
whom you should select to take
charge of and handle these matters,
but the county refuses to pay for the
services of such help.
Further you are advised that un-
der section 7414 of Snyder's Revised
and Annotated Statutes the law pro-
vides that you in your own name,
that is any resident taxpayer of the
county, township, city, town, village
(CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR.)
Eugene Tltsworth, proprietor of
the Bell rooms on North Bell street,
evidently thought he was getting of
easy when he forfeited a $100 bond
and left town. He was arrested last
Friday by William Davis, special
deputy state enforcement officer, on
a charge of violating the prohibition
Mr. Davis turned him over to the
city, an he gave bond in the sum of
$100. Soon afterward he disappear-
much fruit and grain
W. S. McMILLEN FOR SHERIFF
In this issue appears the announce-
ment of our esteemed fellow towns
man, W. S. McMillen for the demo-
cratic nomination for sheriff of this
county, subject to the decision of
the democratic voters at the August
Mr. McMlllen's splendid qualifica-
tions for this important office are
so well known to the business men
and taxpayers of the county that he
has been persistently urged to make
this race by a host of the best and
most representative men in the coun-
ty, who recognize t at the office of
sheriff in a county uf forty-five thou-
sand people, is, under our laws, one
of the most important administrative
offices in the state, "'he farmer and
business man recogniie that the day
of the "gun man" in Oklahoma has
passed, and that the sheriff s office
is a civil office, calling for execu-
tive and business ability on the part
of its incumbent. With this idea in
mind, the fitness of W. S. McMillen
to fill that position is generally con
ceded. He has the Intellectual and
mental fiber, the business training,
the energy, Industry and moral stam
nla to make an ideal officer, and the
firmness and physical courage to
meet every emergency.
Mr. McMillen is a consistent, earn
est and loyal democrat, deserving
from his past services any honor
within the power of hiB party to
bestow and his nomination will
strengthen his party at the polls and
insure this county the best Bheriff
in its history It is no dispargement
of his competitors for this office to
say that W. S. McMillen will be the
most formidable factor in the big
'field" that is seeking this nomlna
tion. He numbers his personal friends
by the hundreds and will begin at
once an active and energetic cam
Bumper Yield of Everything is Free
ly Predicted—Basis of
Enormous crops are in prospect
for Pottawatomie county this season
both field crops and fruit. Never
in the history of the county were con-
ditions more favorable, or a larger
acreage planted. As Shawnee's prot
perity is largely dependent upon good
cropB, the outlook for the summer
and fall is especially bright.
There will be an abundance of all
kinds of fruit. Elberta peaches and
apples promise enormous yields
while small fruit will be plentiful
There will be tralnload after train
load of apples and peaches shipped
this year, according to a prominent
sup. court decides
By Associated Press.
Pratt, Kan., April 29.—Wil-
liam Bendle, a farmer aged
thirty-two years, killed him-
self by shooting. He was
despondent because he sold his
farm for $7,000. The following
day he was offered $8,000.
CONVENTION 1IALL WAS CROWD-
ED FOll THE FIRST
IMPORTANT DECISION ON THE
SALE OF LAND IN SEMI-
By Associated Presn.
Washington, D. C„ April 29.—The
United States government's right to
sue in 1909 to set aside conveyance
by a Seminole freedman of his al-
lotted Oklahoma lands was sustain-
ed today by the supreme court as
to homestead land and surplus land
of freedmen minor. The right to
sue as to surplus land of adults who
sold after 1909 is denied.
KANSAS MINES FLOODED.
The cotton acreage will be small
er than usual this year, but there
will be an Increased acreage of milo-
maise and kafir corn. There will
also be a very large acreage of po-
tatoes. Potatoes are now well along,
coming up nicely, and already have
sufficient moisture to Insure a big
Will Cut Alfalfa.
Alfalfa is ready for the first cut
ting, and much will be harvested
the coming week. The alfalfa Is
over knee high, and is now just In
its prime. There is a large acreage
of oats in, which are looking fine
now, though the cool weather kept
the crop back some. Corn is also
coming up nicely, and there appears
to be a good stand, which shows
that the planters have tested their
Cotton Is being planted now, and
most of it will be In by the end of
the coming week, though it is early
for cotton. Some planters report
that their cotton is already up and
doing nicely. Though the farmers
are getting away from the cotton
idea, the acreage Is not so greatly
decreased In this county as had been
expected. There will be about as
much coton as ever marketed here
this fall, the season being favorable.
Town of Iliidifer Is Also Without Flro
Protection From Big llnin.
By Associated Press.
Galena, Kan., April 29.—A heavy
■ain during tho last twenty-four
hours has cauBed Spring River to
overflow and flood tho mines :*t
Badger, causing damage to the
amount of $25,000. Train service is
badly crippled. Tracks are washed
out. The waterworks plant is sub
merged and the city is entirely with
out fire protection.
COLORADO FOR CLARK.
preaches to game men
Domluecks Are Not Wanted—Amuses
Audience, Then Instructs
Agreat audience packed Conven-
tion Hall to its utmost capacity last
night and though a shower came
just as people were gathering it did
not have the effect of deterring the
A splendid choir filled every seat
on the great platform, and all the
machinery of the great meeting
which is now being launched moved
as smoothly, as If It had been run-
ning a long time.
The people were anxiously wait-
ing for the opening words from the
great evangelist of whom they had
read and heard so much, and with
that expectant stillness evident all
over the building Lockett Adair be-
gan to speak to the first audience
he has addressed in Shawnee. He
told them that they might not like
(CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR.)
No Doubt State Convention Will
Instruct for Mlssourlan.
By Associated Press.
Colorado Springs, April 29.—When
the democratic state convention open-
ed It was a foregone conclusion the
Colorado delegation will be instruct-
ed for Champ Clark.
RAIN LOWERS WHEAT PRICE.
Four Inch Down Pour In Western
Kansas Causes Fail In l'rlce.
By Associated Press.
Chicago, April 29.—Four Inches of
rain is reported from western Kan
sas and aB a result wheat fell today
one cent; the decline reached two
and one-eighth to one-quarter. July
sold one dollar eleven. That section
of Kansas is expected to produce a
yield to offset the crop losses In the
states further east.
III) TO SHUN
OMINOUS OltDER IS UIVEN VORK-
TOWN BV WIRELESS FROM
By Associated Press.
Washington, April 29.—The torpedo
boat, destroyers, Preble and Perry,
which slipped out of San Diego har-
bor last night are under orders to
intercept the Yorktown by wireless
and the officers of the vessel told
not to stop at any Mexican ports for
coal. Ini view «f the conditions in
Mexico it Is believed to be inadvis-
able to have an American gunboat
touch the Mexican coast cities.
Read the Dally News-Herald.
We Invite a critical examina-
tion of our statement found
elsewhere In the columns of
this paper. We show a CASH
RESERVE of 58% percent
which Is the strongest percen-
tage reserve held by any bank
in Shawnee. The law only re-
quires 25 percent. "There's a
In the past fifty-seven days
our deposits have Increased
$13,015.94 making our total de-
posits $218,827.14 and with
total resources of over
QUARTER MILLION DOL-
We invite the accounts of all
looking for safe place to "tuck
away" their savings.
Security State Bank
STATEMENT OF CONDITION
Shawnee National Bank
As made to Comptroller of the Currency at the close ol business
Thursday, April 18, 1912
Time Loans and Discounts lut
U. S. Bonds, at par e !nwuie
Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures
Stocks and Securities, (County Warrants) '.0,H66..>I
Demand Loans - * , ..
lush on Hand and In other Banks !M,145£ -61.S6U1
C'aplta.1 and Surpius
Undivided Prolils jjgjg
The nbove statement Is correct!
J MO. W JONES, Cashier.
Attest: J. M. AYDELOTTE,
S. C. VINSON, Directors.
II. T. DOUGLAS,
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