The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 306, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 7, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
REGULAR AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS, EXCLUSIVE IN POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY. .
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY KVKN'IXO, .H'NE
REPUBLICANS CALMLY HEAR
KEYNOTE SPEECH - MEETING
MOST QUIET IN HISTORY
journed at 1:25 p. m. until 11 o'clock
No Committeeman Vet.
By Associated 1'ress.
Chicago, June 7.—The Oklahoma
delegation caucused on the convention
floor and chose John Fields member
ot the resolutions committee. The
choice of national committeeman will
he made later.
By Associated Press.
Chicago, June 7.—Chairman Hilles
called the Republican National Con-
vention to order at 11:25 this morn-
ing. The great gathering arose and
sang two verses of "America," and
Rev. Stone pronounced the invoca-
Senator Harding was elected tem-
porary chairman, and amid great ap-
plause began his keynote speech.
Harding's telling points, noticeably
his demand for "defense such as
Washington urged," brought frequent
applause. There were no demonstra-
tions while the leaders were entering, j
for harmony. "The country has re-
gretted, let us forget—and make
amends to our country. We did not
divide over fundamental principles,
we did not disagree over a naitonal
policy. We split over methods of
party procedure and preferred per-
sonalities. Let us forget the differ-
ences, and find new inspiration and
new compensation in an united en-
deavor to restore the country.
"Republican principles are in a
vast majority in this country—when
the banners of harmony are unfurled.
We have witnessed the comeback of
our party in various states. We have
seen the re?enlistment of those who
^=1™=j ir—r; srswss
PL es W^ut Mf Kinley thiB is a ycar j is not the time for ^nomination. it is
the audience will rise and sing *£ wf.h She admlni"trS
S Af t?pv Timothv Stone, which our differences put in power.
1'°T.u 'X £~ i IZZ',
i K."«n c ™:; iK
gether hav<u * W
tional issues, we would not forget the | progressive.
warring, suffering nations of the
HAWLEY CAN'T (JO
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, June 7.—Ex-Governor
Hadley is ill, and won't go to the
By Associated 1'ress.
Chicago, June 7.—New York repub-
licans supporting Hughes, said today
they were informed from reliable
sources two days ago that under no
circumstances would Roosevelt sup-
port Hughes if he were nominated by
OF HIS NEICE
miL'h the immediate interests . Anient «m .
low control our gathering to- Ing party Tnot
have reference to our own na- | lying individual belief which is not
earth. We pray Tliee to bring them
speedily, if it be Thy holy will, to
terms of peace and conditions of ad-
"We bow before Thee and, pausing
quietly, ask Thy blessing before en-
The world at war, preparedness and
America's foreign relations served as
the basis for the senator's first dis-
cussion of the issues. The enormity
of the war in Europe, the tidal wave
of distress and disaster, new wonders
and new liinderances in commerce had
Roosevelt is Silent.
By Associated Press.
Oyster Bay, Jufie 7—While Roose-
velt refrains from making any public
statement officially disclosing his real
attitude toward the political situation
at Chicago, it is well known he is op-
posed to the nomination of Hughes
and his intimates are confident in the
belief that if Hughes is nominated.
Roosevelt will himself become a can-
Roosevelt is said to have been dis-
pleased with Hughes' address at
Washington, regarding it as "pussy
tering upon the deliberations of this | utterly changed economic condition^,
convention As Thou dost order the | and "these have attended ebmarrass^
affairs of men, so frame the doings | rnents in American foreign relations
of this great body. Save from all j he said, "as difficult as those which
bast* and ill-spoken world. Control the individual citizen experiences
judgments, purposes, plans, and plat- whose every neighbor is involved in
form, that all may have Thy pure deadly quarrel."
mind of wisdom and strength. May | Discussing tne democratic party
the men of Thy choice he our choice, briefly the Senator said it had "pro-
and may motive, method, and result | eiaimed the sacredness of its pledges
center in thy sure laws of right andjand then profaned them"; that it had
in Thy victories of truth and right- "espoused the freedom of the seas
eousness. and wrought only the freedom of the
" 'Direct, suggest, control, this day, Panama canal," and had "professed
'All we design or do or say: | ecbnomy and is staggered by its own
'That all our powers, with all their ] extravagance." He attacked the ship-
ping bill because of its government
ownership feature and the attempt of
democratic forces to extend indepen-
dence to the Philippines, "to set adrift
an island empire, in violation of our
obligations to the world, to the
Philippine people and ourselves."
Senator Harding conclued with a
BE FRAMED TO WIN
'In Thy full glory may unite'
"We ask all in the name of our com-
mon Master and Lord. Amen."
A plea for party re-union, for re-
construction rather than recrimina-
tion, characterized United States
Senator Warren G. Harding's ad-1 laudation of Americanism, which he
dress as temporary chairman. Assert- [ said "begins at home and radiates
ing that the country was "wearied ] abroad. The republican conception
afresh by the disappointing and dis- i gtves the first thought to a free peo-
tressing democratic administration," i pie and a fearless people, and be-
and was calling for republican relief j speaks conditions at home for the
the speaker, before undertaking to j highest human attainment. We be-
discuss political issues,' appealed to J lieve (n American markets for Ameri-
the delegates to forget the differences can products, American wages for
which divided the party in 1912. ! American workmen, American oppor-
Referring to the administration's | tunity for American genius and in-
foreign policy in the European war j (iustry, and American defense for
Senator Harding declared that it had j American soil. American citizenship
spoken with more rhetoric than re- j js the reflex of American conditions,
solution. Mexican negotiations are and we believe our policies make for
described as the greatest fiasco in j afortunate people for whom moral,
American foreign relations. He paid1 material and educational advance-
tribute to Americanism of foreign j meat is the open way. The glory of
birth with brief reference to the few | om. progress confirms. The answer-
zealots who would impugn the na- e(] aspirations of a new world clvili-
tion's neutrality and urged a frater- j 7,atjon acclaim. We have taken the
nity of American republics under the ' ideal form of popular government and
Monroe doctrine. Advocating ade- j applied the policies which had led a
quate national defense he charged the continent to the altars ot liberty and
democratic party with having inter-1 glorified the republic. We have justi-
rupted republican naval construction fjeli ride and firtified hope. We nedd
and he criticized the army re-organi-! „nly to preserve and defend, and go
zation hill. He also attacked the ad- unfalteringly on. Power is the guar-
ministration shipping bill, the effort antor of peace and conscience tho
made to extend independence to the buckler of everlasting light. Verily
Philippines, and made a plea for a it is good to be an American. Ajid we
return to the protective tariff. may rejoice to be republicans
"We did not do very well in mak- Adjourn Till II a. in.
ing for harmony the last time we After the appointment of the usual
met." the chairman said in his appeal committees, the republicans
By Associated l'ress.
Chicago, Jur.e 7.—The committee on
resolutions of the republican national
convention intends to give the party
declarations such an advanced tone
that Roosevelt will support them.
Senator Root said the committee
would meet the colonel's wishes in
regard to preparedness, and "make
the pronouncement so strong he can-
not afford to oppose any man placed
Maud, Okla., June 7.—Gus Jones,
charged with the murder of his niece,
Sadie Jones, 17 years old, was bound
over by Justice Ray Tuesday after-
noon to await action in district court.
Jones was ordered held without bond.
Sadie Jones disappeared from her I
home during the night of May 12 and
her body, with a bullet hole in the
head, was found partly submerged in |
a creek southeast of Maud during the |
morning of May 22. Jones was ar-
rested and charged with liaviug mur-
dered his niece.
In the preliminary trial here Tues-
day Arthur Tribbey, a druggist at
Maud, testified that Gus Jones came
to the drug store, said that he was in
trouble with a girl living east of
Maud, and endeavored to purchase a
" l)r. W. D. Phillips of Maud testi-
fied that he had been approached by
Jones who admitted being in trouble
with a girl and sought assistance.
Dr. Phillips said that when he re-
fused assistance, Jones requested the
name of some physician who might
furnish the desired service.
"I suggested to Jones that he take
the girl to a home in Kansas City
where she and the child would be
taken care of," said Dr. Phillips.
Dr. E. A. Roland of Maud said that
he had been approached by Jones
who sought aid for a girl with whom
he was in trouble, and the aid was
refused. Each physician and the
druggist testified that Jones had made
the request for aid prior to the dis-
appearance of Sadie Jones.
George Truscott, a young farmer
whose home is near Maud, testified
that he had been offered $50 to mar-
ry Sadie Jones and take her out of
the country. Truscott said that the
offer was made by Gus Jones, uncle
of Sadie Jones, and that the offer was
made a short time before the girl dis-
appeared from her home. Truscott
said that he refused the offer and that
later Gus Jones asserted that he was
out of his trouble; that the girl had
j gone away and was married. Accord-
ing to Truscott, his first conversation
with Jones on the subject occurred
I before the disappearance of Sadie
Jones, and the second conversation on
the subject occurred after the girl
disappeared from her farm home.
The defense presented no testimony
during the preliminary hearing which
began late Monday afternoon and end-
ed Tuesday afternoon.
During the hearing Monday after-
noon the father, grandfather and two
uncles testified concerning the disap-
pearance of Sadie Jones; the search
for her and the finding ot her body
in a creek near Maud.
In the course of the afternoon the
flags on all buildings were flown at
When the news was received in
London, a meeting of the British war
council was immediately called. Sir
William Robertson, chief ot the im-
perial staff, who probably will be-
come the head of the war office; Sir
Edward Grey, secretary for foreign
affairs; Reginald McKenna, chancel-
I lor of the exchequer, and David
Lloyd-George, minister of munitions,
were present at the council.
Asquitli ia Charge.
Ity Associated Press.
London, June 7—Premier Asquitli
has temporarily taken charge of the
WILD ENTHUSIASM GREETS
MENTION OF ROOSEVELT IN
PRL slESSIVE CONVENTION!
NOT IN SIGHT
Bjr Associated Press.
Chicago, June 7.—There was con-
siderable talk among republican and
progressive leaders, of peace plana,
althought it is said nothing definite
has been decided upon. The plan is
said to be to have both conventions
appoint harmony conference commit-
tees as soon as practical.
The rain continued this morning.
The republican national committee
held a brief session. Hilles declared
the question of naming a harmony
conference committee to meet a sim-
ilar body representing the progressive
national convention was not dis-
COLONEL M. 5 VET
COME AND S f • THE
DAY, IS PREDICTED
lly Associated Press.
Chicago, June 7.—It was suggested
by some persons claiming political
seership that the arrival ot Cortelyou
from Oyster Bay was the appearance
of a silent advance agent, whose com-
ing might presage that of Roosevelt,
who might, it was said, come out ot
the east as he did in 1912, to remake
what was unmade on that occasion.
FOItll DENIES KliPOltT.
By Associated Press.
Detroit, June 7.—Ford's secretary
denied a report that Ford had notified
the Michigan delegation they should
vote for Hughes after they had voted
for Ford on the first ballot.
CITY LEAGUE TO
MAKE APPEAL TO
G. 0. P.
DV TRAGIC END OF
By Associated 1'ress.
'Chicago, June 7.—Thousands of
suffragists, most of them clad in the
regalia of the National American Wo-
man's Suffrage Association and re-
cruited, it is declared, from every
state in the country, will march down
Michigan boulevard late this after-
noon to the Coliseum and there pre-
sent to the resolutions committee of
the republican national convention an
appeal for the endorsement of equal
The white column in a long line
spreading across the avenue sixteen
abreast with fluttering yellow ban-
ners and bands ot martial music will
he one of the picturesque demonstra- _
tions of convention week. Along the | Kitchener gave the country
By Associated Press.
London, June 7— News that Earl
Kitchener, secretary of state for war,
and his staff, proceeding to Russia
aboard the cruiser Hampshire, were
The large amount of "free water,"
which includes water for sewer and
hydrant flushing, fire fighting, filter
washing, schools, churches and pub-
lic buildings, shown in Superintend-
ent Moon's report to the council
Tuesday evening, moved Alderman
Richards to suggest that some steps
be taken to account for all such water
in such a way that it would look bet-
ter for the department. He question-
ed the right of the schools to free
water, since much territory outside of
Shawnee is included in the Shawnee
school district. The report showed
7,538,000 gallons sold through meters,
and 1,250,000 furnished free for
schools, churches and public fountain,
while water for sewers, filters, etc..
brought the total water from which
no revenue is derived up to 12,790,-
The mayor suggested that while
charging lor this water would simply
be taking money out of one pocket and
putting it into another, the matter
would be looked into and action tak-
A City Baseball League has been
organized with O. II. Weddle as pres-
ident, Phil Watson vice president and
C. S. Thompson secretary. The lea-
gue is composed of tho following
teams; Grocers, Santa Fe, Gas & Elec-
tric, Traction Co., and Clerks at
Shawnee, and Court House at Tecum-
The Elks have donated the use ot
their park for two days each week,
and Tecumseh is building a diamond
The league asks the co-operation of
tho citizens in encouraging in Shaw-
nee the promotion of clean sports,
which a school town especially needs.
A game was scheduled for Tuesday
of this week, but It was postponed un-
til Thursday because of wet grounds.
If the weather permits tho Traction
Co. will play the Santa Fe at Elks
Park, and the Clerks will play the
Court House at Tecumseh Saturday.
OBJECT TO TANKS
OF UNCLE SAM CO,
OF THE OFFICERS
Alderman Richards, seconded by
Adams, Tuesday evening suggested to
the judge and clerk of the city court
By Associated 1'ress.
Chicago, June 7 Chairman Mur-I
do< k called tti«* progress!!es i" order|
at noon amid great enthusiasm.
Raymond RoblnB was introduced asl
temporary chairman. The third sen-|
tenet1 of his speech, containing tho
name of Roosevelt, threw the conH
vention into a demonstration.
waving ot' hands, hats and t'lags made
a tumultous human sea. The demon-]
si rat ion e&ded at 2:37, having eontin-l
ued an hour and thirty-five minutes.!
Delegates left seats and paraded the!
hall. The wildest scenes of onthusi-f
asm were enacted.
Robins was auvised not to repeat)
Roosevelt's name when he was able
in his address Robins asserted,
1. That i in- progressives willl
stand by the announcement made by
the national committee last January
that Hi.- party wjll Join the republi-j
t ans it the latter nominates for pres-l
[dent a man true to progressive prin«|
J. That the principle, however, ia)
greater than the party, and if net
i).- the progressives will go on alone;!
The preparedness Is the para*]
mount issue ol the campaign; and
4. That Theodore Roosevelt is the|
man i the hour.
What this country needs now iJ
a MAN," announced Mr. Robins, lil
the course ->i his speech he saidq
s, .. ,t we .ii< met again in natiottjfl
convention there comes to us ouc«l
more ;i common knowledge that ill
1912 sounded forth a trumps®
that shall never call retreat.'
we know that we are here to wrftjfl
,i record that Bhall witness alike tel
i h • faint hearted and the skeptical
and t1 > the great army still laitht'uf
i,, iiw «ause, that our vision is yell
iiiiiliiiiiiitil and that our standards
have not been furled. • * *
gather i< determine our i>roj
gram t-> mett tlx practi<al needs torj
national action in tins time ol Iiuyo
and horror in other lands. And id
is well that we should approach ouif
task wiHi ii"' vision ot a better day!
We may well resolve that no worsJ
day, with havoc and horror in ouij
midst, shall be known to us or tc
the coming generations and that we
shall wisely plan to preserve in peac
our great inheritance. * * *
"The progressives stand for AinerJ
i, .,in .iii and pi eparedness. ihejfl
for an Americanism which iq
i,.,i qualified by differences in bloc
or birth or creed, rhey st^i"i f9fl|
preparedness of the body and of thtf^
plrlt, industrial and social as wel|
as military, with universal servic
for the defense of the nation.
"in the midst of changing condi-l
tions, unparalleled in history, we can J
not even foreiast the problems tbflfl
will confront America in the nexn
four years. The chief issue today is
..M«' ->i leadership, the supreme neeJ
for a MAN. li has been .said that!
evesi great movement in human af-l
fairs is incarnated in a living per^
sonality. This nation needs a leaded
in this hour whose abstract -proinT
isi-s have been tested by concrete
lost oft the Orkney ^'at tieTr reports" to The council each
Brit aln" h^° received since the , — -ow tha ar= officers, to
ThtsTthe second shock the cot.. | ££
; gested that such would be no test of
THE TAX BOOKS
City ol Shawnee
Will be at the
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE
From June 10th to the 15th inclusive, during
which time the last hall ol 1915 taxes may
GEO. K. HUNTER,
line of march of twenty blocks tho
street will bo cleared and decorated
with flags and yellow and white
bunting. Outer Grant Park, from
which the marchers will emerge will
be the reviewing area. In the review-
ing stand the national officers of the
organization who will leave the line
of march at that point, Governor
Dunne of Illinois, legislators and oth-
er invited guests, will be found.
Before noon the women, thousands
of them from out of town, began gath-
ering. With the blowing of a bugle,
the grand marshal of the parade, Mrs.
Kellogg Fail-bank ot Chicago, will
take he/ place on the viaduct that
leads into Michigan boulevard. Es
corted by platoons of policemen and
policewomen, she will lead the line
: into the boulevard and south toward
! Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and
New York, sent particularly largo
groups of marchers. The standard
dress of the marchers seen early at
mobilization points was varied by
some of the marchers in a picturesque
manner. A group of BOO young women,
the Junior auxiliary of the Chicago
Political Equality League, wore a cos-
tume which included a shoulder cape.
They wore military wide brimmed hats
and carried batons on which were yel-
low pom poms.
try has sustained within a week.
other was when the newspapers a£, ^ the variou„ offi
To naval tattle In M "o indication of the relative val
the North Sea in the form of a list "ouncllmen"grafted1'this6 and ' stated 1 near
xeru™ethee — Tf
pensation in the way of enemy losses. « J"arrLtB nroduced but
The bulletin telling ot the death of " a report for theiJ
Kitchener gave the country even a *foIJatlom
Councilman Tatom presented to
the city council Tuesday evening a
petition from property owners re-
questing that the I'ncle Sam Oil Co.
be prevented from locating its stor-
age tanks for oil anil gasoline at Main
| and Pennsylvania, where their new
I office Is being erected. He also in
troduced a resolution that the biilld-
lind oT'poHcer be°Tnd-1 performance. Again, we will spea,
I structed to see that the tanks are not I' " y.^ ^ d(BintereBted patrlo
motion^ that The resolution be adopt! I untouched with partisan prejudice o,
ed, but tho mayor permitted a free
discussion of the question. The con-
clusion was reached that the matter
is beyond the jurisdiction of the city.
and no action was taken.
Alderman Cobb again brought up
crossings of tho
ii Kickapoo and,
r ' American peopl,
" be lowered at Highland so as to be
personal feeling hesitate long to
name the leader best fitted to serve
this cause'.' i11^ name is on the lipd
of the nation. Two K" at partierf
claim him as their own. lie was oun
leader in 19X2. He was the leader^
ol tta republican party for many|
years. There Is no man In Americ
he does alike thq
:r the grade of the street.
A telegram from Admiral Sir John
Jellicoe, commander of the fleet, giv-
ing the bare facts, was received at
the admiralty about 11 o'clock in the
morning. The first official announce-
ment was made at X130 o'clock in the .
afternoon. Such news, however, can-
not be kept secret even for an hour, j
Before noon rumors were spreading
offices were busy with inquiries
anxious to know whether this—one
of the many reports circulating in ^ — ,nJured an(1 two day.
these days of tension—had an> : liKht hank robbers shot after an un-
successful attempt to rob the Sapul-
State Bank. The robbers were cap-
FAIL AT SUPULPA
lly Associated 1'ress*
Sapulpa, June 7.-
had' any foun
dation. They were told there
nothing in it.
When the announcement flna ly th , „an)e9 a8 Harry
1!■ «?_Sl.lKL:prSS lhr wen's and Kerb Parmer. They were
As our president has issued his
ml the ungrudging respect "f iveryj
nation in the world. He has been
master politician, but he has refused!
over to play politics with the desttIM
of his country. The American people
are waiting for the leader, to b<
named here in Chcago. They wa
leader uli'iiu 111 • • > mi-.'.v ;tnd whol
speaks for them. They want flrm-f
mm In our foreign affairs.
waut certainty in stating and upholds
They want courage to announce
to fight itl
London sometime before the news
papers could get Into the streets
There was a crowd about the stock j f *
exchange which required police re-
serves to deal with. The police- told
every one to move on; that there was
no truth in the reports.
At the same time another mass of
people was assembling about the
government offices In Whitehall. All
the windows of the offices had cur-
tains lowered which confirmed the
rumor beyond doubt. Other crowds
gathered around 'the newspaper of-J today.
flees When the boys came out withl: ~
an armful of extras the people fell | Watch the big leagues pick up from
on them and fought for the papers. t now on.
escaping with $60 when glass work-
from behind a telegraph post shot
Ilv Associated Press.
Paris, June 7.—The French de-
stroyer, Fantasgln, was sunk In a
collision. The crew were rescued.
Claude Connelly of Oklahoma City
was among the visitors in Shawnee
proclamation designating June 14 as program and tenacity to fighi
Flag Day, tho people of Shawnee through. There are millions ot
Should join heartily in the prcimra- DM and women straining
Hon for the celebration ot the day towards < hcago and praying that thej
her*. The program will bo car.led two great parties in convention flMT
out as heretofore announced. unite upon a man who will get things
Girls will be selected to represent dote'. * * * * 1
the different states. A badge will be "The nation waits for that leaderj
furnished each, in addition to a flag, ship to come out of the Chicago ion-|
and all such are requested to meet at ventlous which will ....
Convention Hall on the morning of selves and to the people of other naj
the 14th, to get their badge;., and tions that re*pc>-t t r the Muericau
march to the city hall to join the par-! government which is essential to
ado at 9 o'clock. | well being of a nation, it is no ti
The names of the young ladles; for a divided opposition. It «
chosen to represent the various states time for one party to offer to tM
will be announced later. other a partisan choice. It is a ti ne
COMMITTEE!. 'when wise leaders will listen to tnca
voices ot the nation to choose theltj
Stonewall Jackson, editor of the nominee. And those voices now re-f
Maud Monitor, was a Shawnee visitor peat one name. If there was even
tod ay. 'a cal1 of the PeoI)lB u ia aoulld8
♦ WEATHER ♦
New Orleans, June 7.—For ♦
♦ Oklahoma: tonight and Thurs- ♦
♦ day. generally fair.
Just because Washington said: "Id
time of peace prepare for war." la
no reasou why we should wait till
the war Is over before beginning oi|
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