The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 167, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 24, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
Regular afternoon Associated Press and special lull Saturday night reports, direct by leased wire.
TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 24, 1911.
Her clothes burning from head to
feet, the flames enveloping her head,
Fannie Salyer, aged twenty-three, ran
from her rooms above the post of-
fice, down the steps and Into Broad-
way shortly before noon this morn-
ing. She was seized by passers-by
and the flames were extinguished,
after which she was removed to the
general hospital, where she Is re-
ported to be dying.
A Muss of Flames.
When the girl appeared upon the
street her clothing was practically
burned from her body, hanging in
charred and smoking patches and
strips. Her flesh was literally \
cooked, and the efforts of those who 1
tried to smother the fire caused1
great pieces of skin nad flesh to
drop from her body. Her luxuriant1
hair was burned short and her feat- J
ures were frightfully disfigured.
The first that persons in the vicin-
ity knew of the accident was when
screams issued from the upstairs
room. Immediately afterward the!
unfortunate girl came headling down'
the stairs, her motion fanning the'
flames all the more fiercety. M. C.
Griffin, a negro preacher, who was
standing in front of the post office,!
was first to grab the girl. Hb threw
a heavy overcoat about her and tried
to smother the flames. R. Wyant
and others then ran to his aid and
the woman "was covered with coats
and blankets, the latter being secured
from the Fleming-Brown furniture
store, in front of which the woman
at this time ;ay.
Taken to Hospital.
The ambulance and doctors were
summoned. Carson, Rice, Byrum,
Scott, Sanders, Hughes and others
responded. Small portions of the
clothing that remained and the en-
veloping blankets were still smoul-
dering, and were not finally extin-
guished until the woman was carried
into the hospital. This afternoon the
physicians say she can not recover.
A Garment Worker.
Miss Salyer was employed at the
garment factory, but had been laid
off temporarily, with others of the
employes. She lived in rooms over
the post office, where a number of
the girls live. This morning she
was cleaning some gloves with gaso-
line, when the gasoline became ig-
nited from the top burners of a gas
range. With her at the time were
Mrs. J. F. Stegall and Miss Helen
Eldridge. As soon as they, saw the
poor girl's plight they tried to re-
strain her while they put out the
fire, but she broke away from them
and ran down stairs.
Miss Salyer's parents are Mr. and
Mrs. George Salyer, formerly of
Shawnee, who now live three miles
north and a mile east of Earlsboro.
She lias a brother living in Shawnee.
NEGHfl m MR
AFTER A CHASE
Judge Abernathy this afternoon at
4 o'clock and was sentenced to
serve four years at hard labor In
the McAlesetr penitentiary.
BY ASSOCIATED A'UICSS.
Paris, March 24.—"My fear of the
consequences of the publication of
private correspondence in the Glgaro
led to my assassination of Gaston
Calmette," Mme. Caillaus told the
examining magistrate. "1 also had
been obsessed with the idea that
my husband might commit the
crime," she concluded.
HAN I)IT ROBS BANK AFTER
SHOOTING TWO PERSONS
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Altoona, Pa., March 24.—A andit
shot the cashier of the Union bank
of this city, wounded a de'positor,
and got away in an automobile with
about $500 of the bank's money.
LEASING KIYER BEDS.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Oklahoma City, March 24.—Sand
and gravel /eases on beds of navi-
gable rivers in the state will be ad-
vertised immediately and leased di-
rectly by the state, the royalty to be
not less than 2xk cents a yard. This
has been decided on by the school
land commission. Bids will be let
by the mile of territory, no one bid-
ding being permitted to get more
than four miles. The supreme court
recently decided that beds of the
navigabte streams belong to the state
and the school land commission
makes leases on the same under the
FRIENDS OF BOSS Ml'RPHY
SAY HE'LL FIGHT THEM
Arthur Black, a St. Louis negro
who has been in this vicinity for a
number of months, was arrested this
morning after a chase of an hour
and a half by City Detective Darden.
He ran all the way from the "bot-
toms" to the northeast part of town,
at the crossing of Wallace and the
Santa Fe, where Darden caught him.
Black was wanted for stealing mer-
chandise from a Katy car. He ex-
pressed a willingness to plead guilty
and will probably do so in the su-
perior court this afternoon.
A car of groceries loaded by a
local wholesale house for shipment
was broken into last night and about
$150 worth of goods removed. Pa-
trolman George Cochran this morn-
ing received a tip as to where the
stuff could be found, and accompan-
ied by Detectives Darden and Cot-
trell went after it. They located
all the goods and were about to lo-
cate the negro when he jumped
through a rear window of the build-
ing and escaped. Cottrell and Coch-
ran got the goods together while
Darden went after and got the thief.
Later: Black pleaded guilty before
Main Street of Torreon, New Seat of Mexican War.
Torreon has now become the
theatre of the Mexican war. There
the federal forces of President Huerta
and the rebels under General Villa
have been engaged in battle. The
news has been censored, so it has
been impossible to learn the results.
The best information is that Villa's
forces, approaching Torreon, encoun-
tered the federals far outside the
city and several skirmishes, in which
they were driven back, followed.
Villa has -refused to permit tin-
newspaper corespondents with him
to send any information from Chi
liuahua unless it is in cipher, it is
said. That makes it practically ini-
pissible to tell the facts at length.
There has been a belief in Juarez and
other points along the frontier that
the contest at Torreon may go a long
way toward settling the future of
Villa in the Mexican rebellion.
The photograph shows the recep-
tion of federal troops when they en-
tered Torreon. The whole populace
turned out to meet them.
BY ASSOCIATED I'll ESS. £
Depew, N. Y., March 24.—The
enty-fourth regiment of militia,
dered out at the request of Sheo
Decker, whoso force of deputies j?;
unable to handle the rioting str.^
ers at the Gould coupler works,
gan to arrive before dawn.
The departure of the first battal
ion of the Seventy-fourth regiment
from Buffalo was delayed half an
hour because of the refusal of mo-
tormen acting under orders of their
union to move the street cars after
the soldiers got on board. The
street car men who deserted their
posts were suspended by the com-
pany. The unions ordered the men
reinstated and rumors of a street
railway strike are current.
YOUTH HOLDS OFF
POSSE OF IOLICE
IN TERRE HAUTE
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Terre Haute, Ind., March 24.—
After a fight with police, during
which more than fifty shots were ex-
changed, Ernest McWilliams, aged
iifteen, surrendered. His clothing
was saturated witlr Klo'cTd from many
wounds. The boy was caught in a
gunshop and when called upon to
surrender, replied with a fusillade of
shots. The police armed themselves
with riot guns. McWilliams barri-
caded himself in the rear of the
store. After being, wounded many
times he screamed "Surrender." His
condition is dangerous. Five loaded
revolvers were found in the boy's
DIPHTHERIA CLAIMS BABE ♦ i
Little Martha Powers, two- ♦ !
year-old daughter of Mr. and ♦ I
Mrs. W. H. Powers, living on ♦ i
North Roosevelt, died Satur- ♦ j
day morning of diphtheria. * j
The funeral took place the ♦ |
same afternoon. ♦
(Quantities are in running bales,
counting round bales as half bales,
inters are not included.)
County— 1913 1912
William Church Osborn, the
wealthy lawyer, who was recently
elected chairman of the democratic
committee of New York state, has
gained the enmity of some adherents
of Charles F. Murphy, boss of Tam-
many Hall, and until lately in full
command of the party throughout
the state. They fear he is trying to
alienate Murphy's up-state followers,
who in combining with him have
made it possible to control the party
machinery in the state.
Osborn was chosen at the instance
of Governor Glynn, who has taken a
neutral position toward Murphy. But
he has held many conferences with
county leaders, and Tammany men
think he is making an effort to draw
them from Murphy. Osborn haB al-
ways believed in politics of a much
different kind from that practiced by
Murphy, and most of those familiar
with state politics expect to see an
open break on the first occasion.
WILL BRING TO
BEAR EVERY LAW
SPECIAL TO NEWS-flERALD.
Wilson, Okla., March 24.—In reply-
ing to an inquiry from this city,
relative to the oil price fight in the
Healdton field and the question of
whether or not the production will
be taken by the pipe line company,
George A. Henshaw speaking for the
state corporation commission says:
"We have great hopes that the pro-
duction of oil will be reasonably
cared for at the Healdton field with-
in the next sixty days without any
further proceedings before the com-
mission. If it is not, then some de-
cisive action will be taken by the
commission, and every law on our
statute books on the anti-trust sub-
ject will be put to the test. Thus
far, no proposition has ever got-
ten too big or too little for this
commission to undertake."
A number of additional wells have
reached the pay sand, including one
by the Bull Head company in 4-4-3
which is making 200 barrels a day.
Carlock & Dexter have another good
well on the Willis lease, estimated
at 400 barrels daily. The Ardhoma
No. 3, Apple & Franklin, in 914-3.
has two sands that aggregate 75
feet, one at 805 feet, the other at
845; the production is 250 barrels
The Twin State company spudded
in a well yesterday in northwest -4-
3. has made a location on the Apple-
Franklin lease in northwest 3-4-3, al-
so a location north of their No. 1
Arrington in 8-4-3, and another lo-
cation west of No. 2 Arrington, same
section. The Parrafine company is
building a rig for their Cruce No. 3
in 5-4-3. H. B. GOoch has changed
his location from 14-3-4 to 11-3-4.
Dr. J. J. McKenna of Oklahoma City
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♦ THE WEATHER. ♦
♦ New Orleans, March 24.— ♦
♦ For Oklahoma: Unsettled to- ♦
♦ night and Wednesday; prob- ♦
♦ extreme east portion; eokte ♦
♦ in west portion, an* ©older *
♦ Wednesday. ♦
INGALLS FOR BETTERMENT
OF IGBICI I TUB 1L t ONDITION8
BY ASSOCIATED PHESS.
New York, March 24.—Andrew Car-
negie, Albert Shaw and Lieutenant
Governor Sheffield Ingalls of Kansas
were the principal speakers at a
luncheon given at the Hotel Astoj;
by the executive committee of tlie
National Civic Federation to con-
sider the desirability of organizing a
department of the federation for the
betterment of agricultural conditions.
BY ASSOCIATED l'RKSS.
London, March 24.—Dissolution of
the British parliament has
! Total 841,884
been Beckham 13,080
hastened by the events of the last Blaine
few days, according to the opinion uryan
generally expressed in political cir- cU(j(j0
cles. The surrender of the govern-
ment to officers of the army who
declined to serve against the Ulster-
- — -■ ■ — CbjftteT
this oonecUon It Is argued tut QL|
only way out of the diffior^r t5
Cv ■ ;ir y_ .
"There will certainly be no disso-
lution of parliament until home rule
for Ireland has been passed." This
statement was made to the Associat-
ed Press by John E. Redmond, leader
of the Irish nationalist party. Red-
PRISON NOW HOLDS
niond added that a second reading j|armon g (,;8
of the bill would take place in the 1MM
'ijjuse March 30. lyluKhe8 | 32,W
|joff#r on 13,673
| Johnston 22,645
A LARGE AUDIENCE
AT HifiH SCHOOL
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Denver, March 24.—Adjutant Gen-
eral Chase said Monday night that
"Mother" Mary Jones, arrested at
Walsenburg early Monday as she
was on her way from Denver to
TrJnidad, would not again be placed
in a hospital.
"I shall either leave her in the
county jail at Walsenburg or remove
her to the county jail ta Trinidad,"
he said. "I expect to be at Wral-
senburg Tuesday and will examine
the quarters in which Mrs. Jones is
"I believe the Walsenburg jail is
b?tter than the one at Trinidad and
unless I find out differently 'Mother'
Jones will stay where she is.
"I understand Governor Amnions'
orders are just the same as they
were before, that 'Mother* Jones is to
be imprisoned until she is ready to
leave the strike zone."
has a rig up in southwest 6-2-6,
he has 1200 acres leased northeast of
ting ready to drill in township....
The Covert well in 28-3-3 is drill-
ing in white slate at 1500 feet; the
Hardy well in 27-3-4 is down 1200
feet with good indications; the In-
ternational in 15-4-4 at 1350 feet, in
white slate; the Skelly well in 19-3-3
at 700 feet; the Prairie King com-
pany Lb getting ready to drill in 23-3-
3 and in 13-3-4.
The debate at the high school,au- McCurtain 11,950
ditorlum Monday night between the McIntosh 21818
two University of Oklahoma debating Marshall 15*814
teams pleased the large audience Mayes 2 264
who heard it. The question was, Murray 8 310
"Resolved, That the several states Muskogee 25^220
should adopt a unicameral form of Xoble i -.74
legislature." The teams debating Okfuskee 23 458
are the ones which later will meet oklahoma '. 10,697
the Universities of Kansas and Col- Okmulgee 9 004
orado on the same question. Osage 3379
The advisability of substituting the pawnee 5 747
unicameral—or one house—Ieglsla- payne 13628
ture for the bicameral -or two house pittsburg 24 <(3s
—legislature, is a question which is pontotoc
now being freely discussed by think- Pottawatomie
ers In most of the states. The last Pushmataha
conference of governors at Colorado uoger Mills
Springs paid perhaps more atten- Seminole
tlon to this question than to any Sequoyah >6 601
other discussed there. It was there- stephens 21480
fore appropriate that the debaters Tillman 16 03"
last night should have been prepared Tulsa r,
to give enlightenment on thlB ques- Wagoner 13 "04
tlon ! Washita
The affirmative was represented Ail other
by John Rodgers of Tulsa, W. J.
Armstrong of Boswell and Joseph' A California firm Is selling euca-
Foth of Gotebo. The negative was lyptus charcoal at $24 a ton as
represented by Eugene McMahon of against $20 a ton for oak charcoal.
Lawotn, Glenn Helmlck of Alva, and Since most of the California-grown
'om ^ aldrep of Shawnee. The de- eucalyptus do not make good lumber,
baters were well prepared and gave uses for other products of the tree
a highly instructive presentation of are being sought.
the subject. | .
B. F. Tanner, debating coach of music for the evening's entertain-
the university, read Richard Harding ment.
DaviB The Man With One Talent.". The debate last night reflected
His reading was well received. The credit ipon the University and upon
high school orchestra furnished the the men representing It.
OY ASSOCIATED ritES*.
Washington, March 24.—Governor
Colquitt's offer of a reward of $1,000
for the delivery upon Texas soil of
the five Mexicans suspected of being
lie murderers of Clemente Vergara,
as caused the state and war de-
artment serious concern for inter-
itional complications. It is feared
9 offer may lead to an attempt to
Inap the Mexicans in violation of
extradition treaty with Mexico.
Shoot at Soldiers.
Further reports of teh incident
near Del Rio, where the Mexican fed-
erals fired across the Rio Grande at
American troopers, say that more
than five hundred shots were direct-
ed at the soldiers to whom the flee-
ing constitutionalists surrendered.
The refugees were sent to Fort
DY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Juarez, March 24.—Gomez Pelacio
was In the hands of rebels this
morning, according to information
at the office of General Chao here
and General Benavides at the head
of the ZaragoBa brigade, moving
against Torreon. Xo statement of
casualties in the desperate street
fighting was available.
Arms for Embassy.
HY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Mexico City, March 24.—The first
Installment of arms and ammunition
sent by the United States to the
American embassy for the protection
of American citizens in the event of
disturbances in the federal capital
was delivered here. The consignment
included two hundred and fifty
rifles and two machine guns.
SENATOR CHAMBERLAIN IS
AFTER UEBAS8ADOR PAGB
Senator George E. Chamberlain of
Oregon, who has been pushing Am-
bassador Page for an explanation of
his London speech in connection with
the Panama canal, has come forth as
a powerful advocate of American in-
dividualism. In a speech at the sil-
ver jubilee of the Phi Kappa Psi, this
is what he had to say about the re-
lations of the United States with the
rest of the world:
I want peace which will be peace
with houor to the United States. I
am opposed to any peace which
seeks to annex us to any other coun-
try. Never will I stand for any
peace which will make us a United
States of America and Great Britain.
I would rather die in a conquered
country than live as a member of a
country servile to any other power.
If the spirit that exists today had
existed in the days gone by we would
never have had a Boston Tea Party
or a Declaration of Independence.
I stand for thbse principles which
made Americans and for that inde-
pendence which made possible the
Declaration of Independence."
There is a decline in the interest
being taken in Mexican war news.
No wonder; th pponl#*
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