The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 157, Ed. 1 Friday, March 13, 1914 Page: 1 of 12
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Fall in Line and Attend Services at one of the Local Churches Sunday-Everybody is Going
THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
Regular afternoon Associated Press and special lull Saturday night reports, direct by leased wire.
FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1914
Sixty-eight of the seventy-four
counties of the state were represent-
ed at the R. L. Williams meeting at
Oklahoma City Thursday, and the
membership roll of the R. L. Will-
iams Good Government club already
shows 565* names, signed before the
meeting adjourned Thursday evening
The largest delegation to the meet-
ing came from Bryan county, the
home of Judge iWlliams, which sent
a special train with forty-seven dele-
gates. Other counties were repre
sented with from one to thirty-five
Before the close of the meeting
buttons were produced bearing a like-
ness of Judge Williams and the slo
gan, "Judge R. L. Williams, Our
4Bob,' for Governor."
Rev. Howell Smith of the First
Christian church of Thomas, Custer
county, was elected permanent presi
dent of the R. L. Williams Good Gov-
ernment club, and Dr. Ansel Earp
of Oklahoma City, secretary.
The platform was prepared by a
committee composed of Charles S.
Mac Donald of Osage, J. L. Austin of
Washita, A. M. Stewart of Harmon,
Seymour Riddle of Craig, 1). P. Ma-
rum of Woodward, T. P. Howell of
Garvin, and A. A. McDonald of Choc-
The preamble of the platform
"We, the democrats of Oklahoma,
in voluntary convention assembled,
without call or organization, do kere-
by form a voluntary organization for
the enactment of better laws, for
the better enforcement of the laws
now upon tjie statute books of the
state, and for the improvement and
betterment of the condition of all
the citizens of the state of Okla-
"We believe that by virtue of law
we ha"e government. In proportion
to the eniorcement of the law we
have Lrcod government. Hence, it is
essential that every law should be
impartially, faithfully, honestly and
fearlessly enforced. This includes
the faithful and honest enforcement
not only of the prohibition and the
gambling Jaws, but also those relat-
ing to malfeasance, misfeasance, em-
bezzlement and corruption in public
office, as well as every other crim-
inal statute." •
A Few of the Planks.
Some of the important things
favored in the platform are:
The passage of a primary election
law that will make party nominees
^ choice of the majority of the voters.
The employment of inmates of the
penitentiary on the public highways
of the state, and making their em-
ployment in such capacity compul-
sory under the direction of the state
department of highways.
Harmonious relations between the
different departments of state, par-
ticularly between the executive and
the legislative departments.
Opposition to the calling of the
legislature in extra session except
under extraordinary conditions.
Opposition to convicts in the penal
institutions being employed in com-
petition with free labor.
Favoring the proper consideration
of the demand" of the state federa-
tion of labor, railroad brotherhood,
United Mine Workers of America,
school land lessees, farmers' unions
and other organizations, "the pur-
poses of which are for the better-
ment of humanity."
Favoring an adequate compensa-
tion act to be administered by the
Favoring a rural credit system and
urging the co-operation of the state
with the federal government in bring-
ing to the rural or farm class plenty
of money at a low rate of interest.
Providing a system of warehouses
in order that farm products may be
stored under state inspection and
certificates issued similar to those
of a bill of lading, which will be ac-
cepted in the commercial markets ot
the world as proper commercial se-
Encouragement of the agricultural
industry by the promotion of scien-
tific farming, to the end that the
soil may be made to produce not
only in quantity, but in quality, also.
Favoring the establishment of a
marketing system under the direc-
tion of the state board of agricul-
ture, to the end that the producer
may receive the greatest results from
That land located outside of towns
and cities should be assessed as soon
as it becomes taxable, and should not
be assessed again until after the ex-
piration of two years.
That every industry and every kind
of property should be taxed on a just
and equitable basis and without dis-
Favoring reforms that will sim-
plify court procedure so as t6 insure
a speedy determination of all litiga-
tion at a minimum cost.
The taxing of reasonable reporters'
and jury fees in civil cases, the same
as other costs.
Development of the common school
system of the state to its highest
capacity to insure to every boy and
girl a good educaiton.
Concluding, the platform says:
Endorsing Their Candidate.
"Knowing the splendid ability,
strong character, rugged honesty and
approved integrity of Hon. R. L.
Williams, and recognizing and appre-
ciating his faithful service to the
people of the state as a member of
the constitutional convention, as the
first chief justice and a distinguished
member of the supreme court, we
deem the people and taxpayers of
the state of Oklahoma to be fortu-
nate in his candidacy for the demo-
cratic nomination for governor. We
HUggest and recommend him as the
proper and logical man to carry into
effect the principles herein enunci
ated, and we here and now pledge
to him our hearty support, and rec-
ommend to the people of this state
his nomination and election."
Scene in New York Streets; City Helpless in Storm
FATAL FIRE IN
BY ASSOCIATED I'RKSS.
Bridgeport, Conn.. March 13.—Fire
in a six family tenement caused the
death of three men, fatally injury of
a fourth and endangered the lives
of sixty persons. The dead men
were found suffocated in a small
Bleeping room on the first floor.
TO OE MISLED?
I! V ASSOCIATED I'HBSS.
London, March 13.—Ambassador
Page has received notification from
Secretary Bryan to cable the ex-
planation demanded by the senate of
his speech on Panama and the Mon-
roe Doctrine. Page decided the sen-
ators were misled by the excessive
condensation of his speech.
IHVORC K SI ITS.
In the superior court John C.
Donehue sues for a divorce from Lil-
lian Donehue; Lillian Blume seeks
separation from Henry Blume, and
Charles Harmon asks divorce from
OF ST LOUIS FIRE
NOW UNDER WAY
HI ASSOCIATED I'BESS.
St. Louis, March 13.—The coro-
ner's inquiry into the Missouri Ath-
letic club fire is under way. Miss
Adelaide Mason, a dancer, was sum-
moned as the first witness to tell
how she discovered the fire.
Bodies found this morning brought
the total number of recovered up
At noon today a fire which started
in the roof of the Rock Island freight
depot was extinguished with but lit-
tle damage. The flames were dis-
covered at the lower edge of the
roof before they had made much
progress, and burned only a small
strip of shingles to the top.
♦ COSTS $100 A DAT.
♦ It cost8 on an average $100
♦ a day to publish the Shaw-
♦ nee News-Herald. More than
♦ one-third of the income of
♦ the News-Herald Is derived
♦ from sources outside of Shaw-
♦ nee, but every cent of Its in-
+ come is expended here in
♦ Shawnee, and that, too, in the
♦ publication of this paper.
♦ There shall be no diminu-
♦ tion in the energy and enthu-
♦ siasm and determination of
♦ this staff to continue the
News-Herald as one of the
♦ very best newspapers in Okla-
♦ The unanimity and the lib-
♦ erailty of support being ac-
♦ corded the News-Herald by
♦ the Shawnee advertising pub-
♦ lie is profoundly appreciated.
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With ten inches of snow that fell
Sunday and Monday, New York City
was rendered almost helpless. How
much merchants lost because they
could not deliver goods may never
be known. Some estimates have
gones higher than $10,000,000. Trains
on all the railroads coming into the
city from the north, south and west
were delayed more than ten hours.
On Manhattan Island few of the
street car lines were open. It wa
possible to get around only becaus<
the elevated lines and the subway
could not be blocked with snow. In
Brooklyn traffic was aJmost sus-
pended. Staten Island, which is an-
other borough of the city, had not
street car lines in operation.
DY ASSOC IATUD IMtES
New York, March 13.—William R.
It. has been estimated that the cost George, founder of the George Jun-
of removing the snow was not less ior Republic, was exonerated Wednes-
than a million dollars. A storm just day by the board of directors of the
preceding had cost as much.
Go-to~Church-Sunday Proves Popular
-Ministers Have Worked Faithfully
The great "Go-to-church Sunday"
campaign is on.
It is the talk of the town, and aTl
the Churches of the city will be full
at every service. This Is assared.
The pastors of the various
churches, as will be seen by their
announcements elsewhere in this
paper, have prepared services that
will be of great interest and merit.
They have worked untiringly to pro-
duce such sermons and other features
for their Sunday services that all
who go will want to go again
Go-to-church Sunday, they explain,
is not for that one day alone, but is
to stimulate church attendance and
Influence those who are not regular
attendants upon church services now
n^ional association of junior re-
publics of charges brought against
him recently in connection with his
treatment of certain young women
members of the Freeville republic in
The acton was taken ljy the board
at a meeting here for the purpose
of considering the report of a spe-
cial committee appointed to inves-
tigate the charges. A board of
5 OR 6 PERCENT
IS ADOUT RIGHT:
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♦ THE WEATHER. ♦
UY ASSOCIATED I'ltFSS.
Washington, March 13.—Lieutenant
Governor Ingalls of Kansas testified
before the house rural credits sub-
committee, advocating the fixing ^
interest rates on farm mortgages of
land banks at 5 or 6 per cent.
UY ASSOCIATED I'HBSS.
Washington, March 13.—Formal an-
nouncement of the engagement of
Secretary McAdoo and Miss Eleanor
Wilson Is expected to be made this
afternoon. It was said the white
house had determined to make a
formal announcement after the pub-
lication of yesterday's reports.
IIY ASSOCIATED PRESS. ♦
New Orleans, Mch. 13.—For ♦
Oklahoma: Fair and warmer ♦
tonight. Saturday fair; colder ♦
in west portion. ♦
MAT ALSO LOSE
SPECIAL TO NEWS-HERALD.
New York, March 13.—Charges are
made that the sick benefit fund of
the Seigel stores is hopelessly in-
volved in the defunct Seigel bank,
and 2,000 employes who lose theih
jobs with the closing of the stores
by order of the federal court may
now suffer this loss in addition to
the logs of their savings deposited
in the Seigel bank.
to get the habit and attend worship
at least once each Lord's day.
The News-Herald joins with the gsrauel Seabury and Miss UllIarTl).'
preachers of the city in urging that Wald, to whom records of the case
all make a special effort to attend at bad been submitted, found some time
least one church Bervice day after'ttB0 ,hat 0<>or«« hud Kullly of
tomorrow. Go to the church of your misconduct in his relation to
choice, and see If you do not enjoy y,mnR womnn Aliens of the Free-
the services. ! vl"e ''"Public hut had not been
' swayed by a desire to Injure
abuse them." The report of the
special committee and the opinions
of Judges were upheld .by t|ie na
tional directors of whom eleven were
present at the meeting. Seven other
directors including Judge Ben Llnd-
sey of Denver had sent communica
tions to the effect that the report
and opinion exonerated Mr. George.
Several other directors being in
Europe could not be reached.
A resolution adopted by the na-
tional board of directors says in
BY ASSOCIATED PltKSS.
Peoria, 111., March 13.—/ S r
Fisher, a Chicago & North w 3 n
engineer, was shot dead in It ~ ib
at Manllus, III., by a band i >n
caught stealing merchandlst - im
freight cars. A deputy slier r as
shot and probably fatally v. ed.
and several others were wounded In
the fight that ensued.
Surprised at Work.
The conductor and brakeinan of
the freight train surprised the rob-
bers while they were pitching goods
out of the car. The engineer was
shot when lie hesitated tc detach
the engine and proceed down track.
I'iissp ('might Two
Within an hour a posse of two
hundred were pursuing the robbers,
and after a revolver battle two
THREE HELD AS
liv ASSOCIATED PRKSS.
Kansas City, March 13.—State
charges of being accessories after
the faot In the case of Mrs. Gertrude
Shigler were placed against Mrs.
Judges comprising Joseph H. Choate,. Jomle Freeman, Miss Grace McGee
UY ASSOCIATED ritKSS.
New York, March 13.—John J. My-
ers and Archie L. Wisner were
found guilty in hte federal court of Purt:
using the mails to defraud by the "The report and opinion exoner-
sale of mining stock through A. L. ated Mr- George fully in relation to
Wihner & Co. Wisner was sen- the one serious charge and, while
tenced to six years in the federal criticising the parental attituduue of
penitentiary. Meyers, a reputed mill- Mr- eGorge toward the citizens of the
ionalre, received a similar sentence rePublic, find 'no intent or purpose
and was fined $10,000.
WRIT IS ASKED
IIV ASSOCIATED PRESS.
San Antonio, March 13.
corpus in behalf of General Mercado,
the Mexican federal commander, and
3.600 federal troops held at Fort
Bliss, was filed in the federal court
or desire to Injure or abuse' in re-
lation to the other, matters under
An expression of "unqualified be-
1 lief in the moral integrity of Mr.
George" is contained In a resolution
adopted Wednesday by the board of
trustees of the Freeville republic,
| which also met here.
Formal ^ the New York bearquarters of
writ of habeas **ie aB80C^at'0n ^ wa8 B&ld the action
of the board of directors would close
It is easy to be honestly mistaken, here today.
Just thirty years ago today the
United States congress first officially
recognized the present system of
standard time by adopting it for the
District of Columbia. The first to
propose that time should be governed
by meridians one hour apart is said
to have been Charles F. t)owd. prin-
cipal q^l a young womans' school at
Saratoga. N. Y., who sketched nu-
merous schemes prior to 1882. The
plan taken up by the railroads the
following year, however, was drawn
by William F. Allen, secretary of the
General Time convention. Previously
there had been so many different
standards of time in the United
States that a traveler's watch had
to be reset some fifty times in a
trip across the continent if he de-
sired to be correct. For years it
had been said the problem was past
Today clocks all over the United
States are ticking off the seconds al-
i lost In perfect unison. Some thirty
nations have followed the lead taken
by the United States by computing
standard time by meridians one hour
apart. In this country a score of
time balls are dropped precisely at
noon in the principal Atlantic, Pa-
cific, gulf and lake ports by electric
signal from the United States naval
observatory at Washington, where
three standard clocks are regularly
set by star sights and meridian tran-
sit instruments. The difference in
official clocks more than 3,000 miles
apart is seldom more than two-
tenths of a second. Astronomers the
world over are striving to be still
more precise as to time signals and
hope soon to be able to flash instan-
taneous signals around the world by
INDICTED BY OHIO
III ASSOCIATED PBBSS.
Columbus, O., March 13.—Six In-
dictments were returned today
against four prominent men. chaging
violation of the state civil service
law. Those indicted are Emory W.
Lattaner, state superintendent of
banks; W. L. Finley, chairman of
the democratic state committee; A.
V. Abernathy, secretary of the state
tax commission, and M. A. Goller,
chief clerk to Lattaner. They gave
bond aggregating two million dol-
and Miss Florlne Case by the county
prosecutor, who said the action was
taken in order to insure the women's
presence as witnesses at the trial of
three employes of a pool hall owned
by Vic Gurringer, who is accused
of being one of the assailants. They
were arrested and held as witnesses.
The police say these three heard
Gurringer boast of the attack on the
"A good Tennessee bishop says
women have a right to dress as
they please. But does that give
them the right to undress as they
Shawnee, Okla., March 13, 1914.
To the People of Shawnee;
In view of the fact that the local
pastors have set apart Sunday. March
15th, for everyone to go to church,
now therefore, I, F. P. Stearns,
mayor of the city of Shawnee, do
proclaim Sunday, March 15th, as a
public church-going day, and most
respectfully ask that all the people
of the city, of whatever denomina-
tion, and those not affiliated with
any church, go to church on this
I would suggest that those belong-
ing to some church would attend
their own services, and that those
not affiliated with any church would
attend some church that is most in
harmony with their ideas of relig-
I feel that our high state of civil-
ization and moral prosperity in this
city and community depends largely
upon the way we look at these mat-
ters, and if we could all go to
church and get back into the same
frame of mind that we were in when
we attended church as young people,
we would get nearer to each other
and be all the better for having done
Let everyone forget ambition,
position and the dollars, and go to
church once more.
Given under my hand and the seal
of the City of Shawnee, this, the
13th day of March, 1914.
F. P. STEARNS,
LEFT 51 MILLION
IIY ASSOCIATED I'HKSS.
New York, March 13.—George
Westlnghouse, the famous inventor,
who died yesterday, provided in his
will for a continuation of the West-
lnghouse industries under a trus-
teeship. Hi* fortune is estimated at
more than fifty million.
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