The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 114, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 18, 1912 Page: 1 of 8

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VOL. XVII.
THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
Exclusive Associated Press Report, Largest Circulation in rh.« . /T A A-i IU JL#
J! Kits
Sbawaer Daily He r*ld, Vol. i4/Coa«Qlidaitd\
Sh.wo.eD.llyNdw., Vol.,6(,Dec ■ wj
ARE AT ODDS OVER
ST. COMMISSIONER
AI.BERMEN ADOPT KESOI UTION
DECLlltlNG DAVIS STILL
LEGAL OFFICER.
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I :
^ The mayor and council locked hornB
last night over the matter of the
mayor's appointment of B. N Craig
as street commissioner. The battle
«axed warm for a time, over the in
troduction of a resolution by alder-
man Hickey recognizing Mr. Davis
as the qualified and acting street
commissioner, which the mayor re-
fused to put to a vote until the word
"mayor" was stricken from the reso-
lution. when it carried by an aye
and nay vote
The council started the ball roll-
ing by introducing an ordinance
amending section Z of article 3 of the
uty code which provides for the is-
suance of warrants to city officers, to
provide that the clerk issue no war-
rants except to such officers as have
been appointed by the mayor and
confirmed by the council. This
would hold up the warrants of police
Judge Flowers, Night Chief Jerry
Spann, City Engineer P. D. Brown,
night desk sergeant, Chas. Rose, and
Clerk S. G. Ashbaugh of the water
department, none of whom have been
appointed by the mayor or confirmed
by the council, the three first named
being hold-overs. The ordinance was
adopted by the council, but the mayor
stated that he would veto it
The matter was brought to a pointy
by the following resolution submitted
by Alderman Hickey:
"Be it resolved by the mayor and
councilmen of the city of Shawnee,
Oklahoma.
That, whereas, it has come to our
knowledge that the mayor has given
notice to the street commissioner to
deliver his office and all the proper-
ty connected therewith to one, Ben
Craig.
,N And. whereas no charges have been
a led against Jack Davis, present
street commissioner, as provided by
sec II) of article 3 of said charter,
by the mayor.
Now, therefore be it resolved, by
thi- mayor and councilmen that the
said Jack Davis is hereby recognized
as the duly appointed, acting and
qualified street commissioner and he
IS hereby directed and authorized 'o
continue in said office and to retain
charge 01 all the property belonging
to said office and to proceed to con-
duct and carry on said office as pro-
dded by the charter and ordinances
■T «aid city."
The mayor declared the resolution
out oi order, on the grounds that it
a« directly contrary to the action
token, and that he consequently
could not put the o.uestion. Alderman
Hickey believed that the mayor
should put the resolution and let tha
council vote upon it. The city at-
torney wag appealed to and declared
that the mayor could not be reason-
ably expected to entertain such a
■solution, as by so doing he would
stultify himself, the resolution being
resolution of the mayor and coun-
cil, and at the same time being dl
/ectly contrary to the action and
holding of the mayor. On the sug-
gestion of Alderman Farris the reso-
lution was then changed to read as
follows:
"Be it resolved by the council of
ICONTINWBO ON PAGE BIOHT.f
Large^t Cl^uiat 1 on l„ This Section ol Oklahoma
SHAWNEE. OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 18.
HAVE SOT
RELEASED CHANCE.
By Associated Press.
Cincinnati, Dec. IS.—'That there is
hitch in the arrangement by which
I' rank Chance become manager of
the New York American team be-
came known today when President
Hermann of the Cincinnati club, said
he had not released Chance.
BAR ASSOCIATION.
Because of the city council cham-
ber and the superior court room
were both In use last night, the bar
association adjourned to meet to-
night. This will be a very impor-
tant meeting of the association.
8IG POULTRY SHOW
OPENS TOMORROW
WILL KE BIGGEST A SB
EVER HELD BY LOCAL
GANIZAT10N.
BES'I
OK-
If early and plentiful entries are
any indication, the county poultry
show which will open tomorrow
morning under the direction of the
Shawnee Fanciers' Association, will
be the greatest show of its kind ever
held in Shawnee. There are more
local entries at present than there
have ever been at such an early
date, and many outsiders have re-
quested entry blanks, indicating that
tho outside entries will aiso be
heavy. The entry fee is verv small
being but ?5e. All exhibitors and
their families are admitted free. A
small admission fee of 10c ''9
charged other patrons. Mr. C. A.
Emery of Carthage, Mo., will be
here to judge the entries. Mr.
Emery is a judge of renown, having
been judge at Madison Square Gar-
den, and in fact at almost all the
large poultry shows. From all in-
dications the show will be the best
Shawnee has seen and will be well
worth a visit.
POLITICIANS ARE
REAMED FOR HELP
OF DYNAMITERS
STOOD BETWEEN THEM AND LO.
CAL COURTS, NAYS DISTRICT
ATTORNEY.
* * * * * + * + + * .f. 4. 4.
t *
V TICK WEATHER. .J.
•J- By Associated Press.
•5- New Orleans. La., Dec. 18 -
•j* Oklahoma: Tonight, fair.
Thursday, fair and warmer ')•
*J* ^
* ❖ * * * * * * * .J. 4, .j. ...
By Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Dec. IS.—Politicians
standing between the labor unions
and the courts were blamed for the
McNamara dynamite plots at the
outset of the government's argument
to the jury in the "bomb plotters -
trial, pronouncing the explosions as
a conspiracy "more threatening lhau
the crime of an Individual."
Assistant District Attorney Noel
old the jurors: "Organized crime
has here appeared to an amazing de-
cree. Had local authorities done
their duty the conspiracy could not
have spread, but it appears the poli-
ticians stood between the unions and
criminals and the local courts."
San Francisco is beginning to talk
fluently of Its coming Panama expo
vtlon.
MORGAN'S ~
SHOWN REFORE THE
HOUSE COMMITTEE
NUMBER 114.
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WILL MAKE REPAIRS
ON THEICLEAR WELL
SAID TO BE IN VERY RAD CON.
WITION- TO COST SEVER \I
HUNDRED DOLLARS.
WILL INAUGURATE
CAMPAIGN FOR
UNIVERSITY FUND
BAPTISTS CONSIBER IT THEIR
ONE WHEAT EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTION.
The city council last night in-
structed the board of public works
to make the necessary repairs on
the Clear water well at the pumping
station, which is cracked perpendic-
ularly and horizontally and would
be dangerous if the usual depth of
water were kept in it. For some
time only about four feet of water
be™ «-arrIert, in order to avoid
Possible disaster. The chief cracks
being on the weak side of the well
toward the pump station, the atntion
Would be flooded should th. well
uist. The repairs will cost several
hundred dollars, and will be of re-
inforced concrete. The well itself
Is not reinforced.
S
ONLY
5 MORE
SHOPPING DAYS
UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
GET
OUT
AND
HUSTLE
HIS MEN VHE DIRECTORS
GIGANTIC CORPORA-
TIONS.
IN It-
PLAN FARM UPLIFT.
Muskogee. Okla., Dec. 18-Mus-
j kogee is preparing to entertain .1
meeting of farmers from all over I
eastern Oklahoma. January 14, to I
I promote the plan of county agrlcul I
j 'ural organizations which has proved '
|"° 8"ccessfnl In Missouri and low*.
der the plan each county furnlshet !
a fund to employ an expert scleu- i
tific farmer.
EWEHS riTE IS
r -LEGATE
TO St LLWATER
* * + •*«!•■f + * + * + 4. +
AGED WOMEN ARE
VICTIMS OFMOST
RRUTAL MURDER
FOUND THIS MORNING WITH
THROATS CI'T—NO MOTIVE
IS DISCOVERED.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. IS.—Elaborale
charts were presented before the
.house "money trust" committee to-
j lay, giting lists of "interlocking di-
rectors' 'in the leading financial and
TI Industrial institutions, also a table
showing the "affiliations" of J.
Morgan & Co.. the Guaranty Trust
Co.. the First National Bank, th,
National City Bank and other cor-
porations through the "interlocking
directorate."
This was in pursuance of that
(.ranch of the committee inquiry
bearing 011 the "concentration of
tnonej and credits." A summary
gives a table showing Morgan di-
rectors in a hundred and twelve
corporations, having aggregate re
sources or capitalization of t22 "4G
<'00,000.00.
WAR THREATENED
OVER PARTT FENCE
COUNTY INSruCT
EST EVER
ATT)
I IS THE LARG-
D—300 ARE
IN ti.
At the county Institute held at Te-
cumseh in ihe opera house this af-
ternoon Hon Ewers White of Mc-
loud. member of the old board of
agriculture, was named as delegate
l\. W AD.IA-1??™ """ C0Unty to the meeting at
PROPERTY ro OBEY S,iIIw«tfir which will name tho new
-STRONG ACTION. ,board unde!" the amendment initiated
by Campbell Russell. The institute
CENT
ORDER
A. G Washburn of McAlester,
spent the day In Shawnee on his
way to Oklahoma City to attend a
meeting of the executive committee
<>f the Committee of Education of
Ihe Oklahoma State Baptist conven-
tion. The committee is to make
arrangements for an educational
campaign to be held over the state
during the months of January and
February in behalf of the Oklahoma
Baptist educational institution and
especially in behalf of the Oklahoma
Laptlst University located in Shaw-
nee.
Mr. Washburn states that the
Baptists as a whole are looking to
the inslitu'lon at Shawnef as their
one school. This meeting Is a step
SHAWNEE MEN
PATENT AN IM-
PORTANT INVENT'N
AUTOMATIC GAS CUT-OFF IS FX.
PECTI D TO MINIMIZE D\N.
GERS OF FAILING
PRESSURE.
By Associated Press.
Columbia, Mo., Dec. IS—The bodies
of Mrs. George Moore, aged 61, and
Mrs. Mary J. Wilson, her mother,
j* I 82, were found in a small
house Wher the aged women lived
alone on tho outskirts of Columbia
today. The throats of both were
cut. a bloody axe was on the floor
and an open purse containing a few
cents was found in the kitchen. The
women were last seen alive about
dusk yesterday. Neighbors said they
had little money and were dependent
largely upon their neighbors a.id
relatives for a living. The police
assert robbery was probably not the
motive. The bodies were found by
Lee Moore .of Moberly, son of Mrs.
Moore, who came here this morning
and visited the house with a basket
of Xmas packages for his widowe(,
mother and his grandmother, Mrs.
Wilson Neighbors say thev heard
no noise about the house and that
the aged women are not known
have had any enemlen. , 4
WIFE OF J, C. BARBER
DESTITUTE HERE
WAS AT OK. CITY IN NEDD WHEN
INSTRUCTED MY AUTHORITIES
TO COME TO SHAWNEE.
On December loth, the United
States Patent Offlce issued patent
letters No. 1046931. to R. L. Alexan-
der and J. D. Lydick for the "Auto-
matic Gas Cmoit." This Is a very
simple device but bids fair to be-
come an important invention.
A double "C" shaped band compos-
ed of steel 011 the outside and brass
on the inside is placed against th-
toward Ihe completion of the dor-I00
mitories etc., which will be built' i'Uter Wa" ,he 8t°ve where with
after Shawnee completes the admin- , different contracting and expau-
COOEANDCHARTER
ATiVARIANCE ON
A VITAL POINT
DISCREPANCY DISCOVERED IN
SECTION REGARDING APPOINT-
MENT OF OFFICIALS.
istration building.
The Most
Important thing
m today's paper
The money you can save
*hou!d interest you more than
the latest news from the Bal-
kans.
Open a Savings Account anil
draw your 4 per cent seml-
ann'iailv.
J ou
lay
tune
bf
wnnt your business and
; ed our assistance to
foundation for a for-
7 he State
National Bank
SCHOOL BOARD ASSN.
The County School Board Assn.
will meet at Tecumseh at the court
house January 3, 1913. The asso-
ciation is for tho general upbuild-
ing of the rural schools. w. M
Johnson of district 31 is president.
THE MARKETS.
(By Associatea Press)
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 18 -
CATTLE:
Receipts, 4,000, steady to strong.
Native steers. 8 50 to 10.00.
Native cow s and heifers, 3,60 to 3 80
HOGS:
Iteceipts, 8,500, strong, 5 higher
llulk of sales, 7 to 7.25.
Top, 7.321-
Grain Market.
WHFAT:
May, 85 3 4 split.
July. 83.1-8 split.
Maj, 46 IS
July, 471-1.
The Cincinnatijp.ad who has train
ed hls^loK to act as au alarm clcc
might have saved time b- buy
rooster *
bive powers of these two metals, the
C" shaped band will remain open
when the tire is burning and when
the fire Is extinguished these metals
Will be permitted to «ool. the "C"
shaped hand will close. It iH the
power occasioned by the collng of
this -C" shaped band that is utilized
The , losing of this "C" shaped hand,
when the fire is extinguished, pulls 11
trigger that permits a spring cock
to close the gas pipe and thereby
shuts oil the gas Accordingly, by
using this device, the gos will be
automatically 8|lut on as Soon lu
Ihe fire is extinguished.
W ith this device In use, families
may. with safet>, permit their gus
"res to burn in their bedrooms and
other parts of the horn,., dnrii,.- th,
night, in the cold winter, and kno'v
1 hat in event the pressure goes down
or if for any other reaaon the nv
IS extinguished, tho gas will h. auto-
matically shut off.
The device is simple and inexpen-
sive and will seil so cheaply that
lamlly, no matter nov poor, «111
able to afford one.
The necesslt) of this de^i,.„ w#r
nc i' d Mr Lydick. while sit
"1 on Page Eight.)
Since the disagreement over the
appointment of a street commission-
er has arisen between the mayor
and the council, it has been discov-
ered that there is a discrepancy be-
tween the charter as printed In the
c:ty code and the original draft, in
the section referring to appoint-
ments. This, is section 10 of Article
The interpretation put by the
city attorney upon this section was
based upon the following, which
appears In the city code on page 28:
Sec. 10. Confirmation and Removal
«' Appointees. Powers of Appoin-
tees. All officers and agents mad-
appointive by ordinance except as
otherwise especially provided here-
in, shall be appointed by the mayor
and confirmed or disapproved by th
council within thirty days after the
mayor shall have notified the coun-
oil of such appointments, etc."
In the original draft of the char-
ier, this section appears as follows
'Sec. 10. Confirmation and Ke111111.il
4l'l 'l'"<-es. Powers of \ppolM.
ees. All olflcers and agents made
appointive BY THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS CH\RTEH, OR HERE-
AFTER by ordinance, except as oth-
erwise especially provided herein
etc."
II appears lhat a line In the orlg.
ilia! copy was Inadvertised left 0111
■ol tho code as printed
It is possible that the discovery
01 the dlscfepancj may have some
1 '>url, K on the city attorney ? inter-
pretation of the provision
Tho wife and two years old babe
of John Curtis Barber, murderer of
acting chief of police, Marion Par-
rail, of Shawnee, are at a local
rooming house, under the care of
the Shawnee Provident Association.
Irs. Barber found herself destitute
in Oklahoma City, she says, and the
authorities there sent her to Shaw-
nee, saying that as her husband's
crime was committed here, this dtv
should look after her.
Barber was married the second
time after his escape from the Mc-
Alester penltontlury. When rearrest-
ed he was living with hiB wife on
a farm With his re-Incarceration
'amily was apparently left
without menriu.
Mrs. Barber and her child left
this jnornlng for Coalgate, where
She has relatives. Sho appeared to
take seriously the contention of the
Oklahoma City authorities, and be-
lieved that Shawnee should support
her while she was seeking a pardon
The refusal of A. H. Thomas, own-
er of land adjacent to tho site of
the Incinerator, which Is on city,
property, move hi8 fence ^ I
the city claims takes in several feet
of land that the city holds a deed,
resulted In the council last night
ordering the chief of police to pro-
ceed to the scene with a force ol
men and remove the offending
fence.
Chief Hawk was unable to locate
- r. Thomas today, consequently no
action was taken i nthe matter.
COST THOUSANDS
OF DOLLARS TO GET
ARCHDOLDLETTERS
NEGRO SERVANTS STOLE THEM
IROM FINANCIER'S OFFICE
FILES.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 18,-Former Sen-
ator Foraker produced before the
senate campaign expenditures inves-
ligatlng committee a statement by
Gilchrist 3tewart purporting to be
based on a description by W. W.
Winkfleld, negro, son of Archbald's
butler, of how Winkfleld and Charles
Mump took the "Archl^w letters'
nl the flies and sold them to rep-
resentatives of Hearst. Both Wink-
fleld and Stump at thai time were
in Archbald's employ. The state-
ment said they met Mr. Eldridge
representative of Hearsts New York
American, in a saloon and received
five thousand dollars for the first
batch of letters. It was further
stated they were given a list >f
senators, congressmen and Judges
. „ • ••' 'fiBLiuue
one of the largest and most im-
portant ever held In the county. 30..
representative farmers are in attend-
anco.
The institute was called to order
by president H. it Hendon. with C
C. Sweringen as clerk Mr White
told the Institute what he understood
the proper procedure to be. and Mr
Hmndon read the Russell amendment.
The question a* to whether the in-
stitute should organize first or the
delegate be named came up on e
point of order when the chair ruled
that the naming of the delegate was
•n order. The matter was discussed
pro and con Or. B O. Brown de-
clared that the institute was not 1
creature of the state board of agri-
culture, but that the state board
would be a creature of the institutes
that the old board had been recalled
Whereas the Institutes had not been
ho the Institutes should act as In
dependent bodies.
The ruling of the chair prevailed,
and R. It. Hendon, Ewers White, !>
• Jone8, Fred Romberg and G. W.
Morgan were nominated. Befcre the
balloting began, Mr. Romberg In a
U.ce speech withdrew as a candidate.
The first ballot stood: Hendon, 43-
White, 70; Jones, 2; Morgan, 18. Mr
White securing a majority ot one was
declared elected.
The institute is now considering
resolutions. A noticeable feature ef
Ihe institute Is the fact that the
members appear to be acting square-
ly upon their rights and according
to their conscience and better judg-
ment, no slates having been made
and apparently no "frame-up" of anv
•tlnd having been considered.
wru rr„r
four thousand dollars was paid to
the men, the statement said.
COUNCIL ADOPTS
R. R,
any railroad platform, railroad yards
grounds, or right of way, within the
1 corporate limits of the city of Shaw-
| nee, who, upon request of said rail-
i«ay, or any of its officials, or em-
I ployees, shall refuse or fall to leavo
tuch place or places, shall be deem-
| ed guilty of a misdemeanor, and be
! Hubject to arrest and punishment as
'hereinbefore provided
| Section 2. Every person who shall
be found guilty of the violation of
any of the provisions of section one
of this ordinance, shall be fined in any ' WSCUSS PLAN
8Um nnt lODO Ihnn a.. . ..
LOITERING ABOUT OR TRESPASS.
ING UPON COMPANY PKOPFR.
TV IS PROHIBITED.
The city council last night adopted
the following ordinance:
An ordinance prohibiting loitering
and trespassing in, about and upon
the stations, depots, buildings, plat-
forms, yards, grounds, and right oi''
way of the railways, within the
corporate limits of the city of
Shawnee, and providing penalties
for violation thereof.
The people of the city of Shawnee
do ordain as follows:
Section 1 Ali persons not In the
unploy of the railway company, or
having immediate business with said
railway company, or some of its em-
ployees, are hereby prohibited and
forbidden to loiter about or remain
Wthln any railway station, platform
Plat form or grounds within the cor-
porate limits of the city of Shawnee,
and any persons violating any of the
foregoing provisions of this ordin-
ance, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and shall be punished!
rrrr -r
BACK FROM CHICAGO.
w L. Blessing has returned from
Chicago (Bermuda! wnere he has
been as a representative of the en
gineers of this division working with
the officials on teh new
tor engineers. The new h uitl >«
, very satisfactory to the m, n, he
says, substantial Increases in' pay
having been made In certa.ii
branches of the service.
THE DALRAN PEACE
PLENIPOTENTIARIES
HOLD A MEETING
sum not less than five dollars, nor
more than twenty five dollars.
Section :!. This ordinance shall
lake effect and be in force from
and after its passage and publlca-
tion.
1'asset! December 17, 1912
Signed by me this' 18th ' day of
December, 1912.
This Is the ordinance that the rail
OF ACTION TO
MEET T IK KEY'S REFUSAL TO
ItECOGMZK DELEGATES.
By Associated Jress.
London, Dec. 18—Peace plenipo-
tentiaries of the Balkan allies met
today In an Informal conference to
decide on a plan of action in the
lue ran-,rVent °f TurkCy <iec"nlnK to raise
roads have long sought, as they be- hoyco" of '"c Hellenic dele-
lieve that It will greatly ssslst themle.at,>8 *un,CBS Ore.-ce signs the urmls-
,. . p,",' mey oe-
V< tnat " will greatly Hsslst them
In caring lor their proper, v and I
preventing accidents to trespassers
tlce. Servla took an important step
— ~ direction „f peace by Intl-
II lias been before the council many | her willingness to leav, the
times before, but was heretofore alJmatter of "n outlet on the Adriatic
ways voted down on the grounds "10 han"" o( the K'"'t European
:hat the railroads were seeking Powers.
hav- "- -■•
the city police their property
An ordinance regulating ilectri.
wiring was referred to the or<"inan<-i
committee for their considers tion.
NOTICE.
j After Jan. 6. C. P Holt, retiring
irom office of count}- attorney, will
engage In the practice of law ;n
■ihawnee. He will devote his time ex-
clusively ro his profession, and will
■ a,f be open to such engagements as may
be offered him. ,m
Brewers pre said to pa> the hlgn-
waees In the United States, oth
industries not being able to capital!
the foam.
Teach your chldren to save by giving them an X-mas
,, present of a Certificate of Stock in the Fidelity Building
Loan Association. Office 105 N.Bdwy. Phone 1100
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