The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 315, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 18, 1916 Page: 4 of 8
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THE SHAWNEE DATLY NTTWS ITTTRAT.n
Shawnee Daily News-Herald
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ST'XDAV MOKXIXO, .TUN'E 18, 1916
A man that makes up his mind
right off may be wrong half the
time, but he's right a whole lot
more than the fellow who has
to have a decision Jerked out of
him with an ox-team. If you
expect to get on in this world,
learn to make up your mind
swift and follow up with swift
action. And haven't you real-
ized that about 90 per cent of
your decisions have something
to do with money? If you have
a Having Account in our bank,
you will have the necessary
funds to back up your decisions
with swift action.
4 per rent on Savings Accounts.
National Bank Of
4 per cent Interest paid on
^ j with the use of some caramel or roast-
ed malt. There are on the market i
|| beers and light ales colored with cara-1
inel or similar coloring matters which i
are sold under the name of porter
I These products are in imitation of
porter and should be so labeled.
I Regarding the term "Bock Beer,"
j investigations of the department have
shown that this is a strong beer i
brewed from a wort of at least 13
| j per cent, balling. Beer designated as
i "Bock," prepared from ordinary beer
! to which coloring matter has been ad-1
I ! (led for the purpose of imitating bock i
j i beer, is adulterated and misbranded j
in violation of the law, if labeled as j
I bock beer.
CODE OF A PRISON
Signal System of the Terrorist
Societies of Russia.
TALKING IN JAIL IS SIMPLE.
The Checkerboard Tapping Device
Makee It Easy For Priaonera In Soli-
tary Confinement to Communicate
With All the Celle of a Fortress.
♦ AN\OF>TKME>TS. ♦
CHAUTAUQt A WEEK.
The whole city will Join this week
in welcoming visitors to the greatest
Chautauqua ever presented in the
state. Shawnee is proud of the pro-
gram, is proud to present William
I leaning Bi j an, Governor Glenn, .)
Adam Bed< and the other d
led gentlemen who appt-ui upon the
program, as well as the other lec-
turers, artists and entertainers of
I note. And Shawnee urges the people
I of the surrounding country to accept
I her hospitality during Chautauqua
I week. All of Shawnee will be there, of
While every program of the week
I will be a strong one, the appearance
j f William Jennings Bryan on Tues
I lay promises to be a veritable sensa-
] ion. Mr. Bryan is just from the great
llemocratic convention at St. Louis,
Ivhere he was cheered as "the great-
list liTlng democrat. and many con
liider him the greatest living Ameb-
ian,—and he comes to Shawnee di
|ert. He will be filled with the en-
thusiasm engendered by the national
■prention, and will bring s
Id the people <>i Oklahoma that will
Tot soon be forgotten. A man of
■ffetchlem eloquence* wonderful in-
tellect, high ideals and fixed pur-
poses, he is the kind of man who.
1'hen he speaks, delivers his message
so convincing a manner that It is
1 Mr. Bryan, however, is well-known
Oklahoma people. But hii • n
■fgement for an address at th( Chau
Tiuqua in an indication <>! the char-
!;ter of attractions that the liedpath-
lorner Co., command and have tui
1 shed for the Shawnee Chautauqua
1 The people of Pottawatomie and
lljolning counties are Invited by
liawnoo to greet Mr. Bryan here
liesday, and to enjoy the entire pre
|am of Chautauqua week.
|A prison journal called the New
la, published at Leavenworth K.t - ,
likes a strong plea for the indeter-
1 nate sentence. All the records of
Inal institutions and personal obser-
| ion of prisoners are said to prove
"the most advanced step of pra<
I >i in "
|.f men are susceptible of reform.
;ues the New Ara, they may reform
one year as easily as in ten or
|mty years. Long sentomes brred
seeds of revenge in the convict's
lirt, widening the gulf b< t ween them
the standpoint of personal
||chology, it is certainly more ra-
al to treat each case on its indi
^ial merits than to assign prison
us by an arbitrary system of clas-
ation. Prison authorities who have
Rched a man's behavior day after
1 for months or years are likely to
par more competent to say when
wise to let him go free than any
k-t could be at tho time of his
aking the penalty fit the crime"
ideal Impossible for finite leg
tors ami judges. Morover, the ap
jtonment of definite prison terms
J vu ious crimes is based on the
|ry of social vengeance against the
pder. It is far more important
let him into a frame of mind so
" he will not want to offend any
And there is no question that
filiation is aided powerfully by
fstem that holds out constant
instead of a future consisting of
lecise number of blank and piti
The News-Herald ie authorized to
announce the candidacy of the follow-
ing, subject to the primary election
For County Treasurer.—
R. L. ALEXANDER.
H. M. 9COTT.
r'or County Assessor.—
J. W. WILLIAMS.
GEO. M. McMILLIN.
A. L. HUCKABEE.
. or County Clerk.—
BURKE B. WYATT.
H. B. (BERLIE) CALLAHAN.
For County Attorney,—
CLYDE G. PITMAN.
C. W. FRIEND.
For County Superintendent—
H. M. FOWLER.
For County Judge.—
W. F. DURHAM.
W. S. PENDUETON.
l « r sheriff.—
TULLY J. DARiDEJN.
For Commissioner, l>isU 1.—
J. T. DAVIS.
For Justice of the Peace—
W. B. OHENAULT.
H. R. HEN DON.
CHAS. E. DIERKER.
N. A. J. TICER.
R. J. ROSS.
For State Senator:
W. K. DUNN.
chas. e. dierker,
Candidate for Representative from
♦ HIGH POlJfTS IN ♦
♦ HE.YIOCKATIC PLATFORM ♦
W. L. WATHHRLY.
FRANK A. TIMMONS.
The most persistent and deadly ene
I mies with which the secret service of
any country is forced to contend are
the terrorists of tile Broad lands of
j the czar.
The detective departments of the
Russian government have to deal with
the most skillful secret organizations
I in th# world. The devices at the com-
mand of the secret orders, especially
their methods of communication, are
of the most extraordinary character.
An authority who has made the closest
j study of the Russian prison system
j has assembled these devices. The
members of the secret societies of Rus-
sia assert that they can communicate
with one another In any prison, no
matter how carefully guarded. No
method of prison supervision can pre-
This communication is by a system
: of tapping, either on the floor or walls
, of the cell in which the prisoner is ;
! confined. There are two codes, as de-
1 scribed by the prison authority Ken-
i nan. One Is primitive and cumber-
1 some—namely, to indicate the letters
j in the alphabet by the number of taps,
| as, for example, one for A, five for E,
' ten for J, and so forth. This is a code
of ancient usage. It was found too
slow and complicated. A new system
' was presently devised.
Taking the English alphabet as an
j example, It can be easily Illustrated.
Leaving out one letter, as, for exam-
ple K, and using the letter C wherever
one would use K, the working alphabet
is reduced to twenty-five letters. One
"The Democratic party, in national
convention assembled, adopts the
following declaration to the end that
the people of the United States may ,
both realize the achievements | wlshll|8 to Put this system Into prac
wrought by four years of Democratic tlce wl" lmaSlne « checkerboard of
administration and be apprised of the i squares—five columns of
policies to which the party is com- i flve 6<luare8 each. He will place a
mitted for the further conduct of na- j le"er of the alphabet in each of these
tional affairs: [ squares, beginning with the top square
"We indorse the administration of' on the left and going straight ik>wn
Woodrow Wilson. * • * It Is the best I the column.
exposition of sound Democratic policy i Thus A wmjld be In the first square
at home and abroad. ! of the first column, beginning at the
, chall<"!Se comparison of our left; E in the bottom square of the
record, our keeping of pledges and first column, F in the first top square
WUh the second column, and so on. 'with
"We found our country hampered ,C 8 thUS Bet ln tbla 'heoker-
by special privileges, a vicious tariff,
obsolete banking laws, and an inelas
tic currency. • • •
"The Republican party, despite re
peated pledges, was impotent to cor-
rect abuses whlc hit had fostered.
Under our administration, under
leadership which has never faltered,
these abuses have been corrected, and
our people have been freed there-
"Our archaic banking and currency
system, prolific of panic and disaster
under Republican administration—
long the refuge of the money trust—
has been supplanted by the federal
than j reserve act, a true democracy of
These credit under government control, al-
room j ready proved a financial bulwark in
blades on, bundles not lest
three inches in diametor.
should be hung in a shaded . . _
with the heads down so they will cure !il world crisis, mobilizing ou
out with a bright green color. There sources, placing abundant credit at
is a large variety of wild grasses "'e disposal of legitimate industry,
growing in this section in addition to an<i making a currency panic impos-
the tame grasses, such as orchard kible.
grass, blue grass, rescuo grass and Tariff and Finances Adjusted.
°thers, as many rarities should be "We have created a federal trade
Procured as possible. commission to nocommod&ts the per-
The clover and alfalfa should also plexing questions arising under- the
be handled in the same way. saving fiti-trust laws so that monopoly may
a sample from each cutting showing strangled at its birth and legiti-
the season's growth Remember all I '"ate industry encouraged. Fair com-
forage crops should be sown with the , X>fk**'ion in business is now assured,
leaves or foliage op while all grain "We have effected an adjustment
crops should have the blades or for- of tl>e tariff ♦ ♦ ♦ fair to the con-
harlev and rye should be pulled up ' Ml|mf,r and the producer. We have
by the roots when the straw is a 1 adjusted the burdens of taxation so
golden color, placing the straws all ,,iat swollen incomes bear their
PARE EXHIBITS NOW
FOR THE FALL FAIR.
se contemplating making exhlb
|t the township, county of state
this fall should begin now to
kre their hpeclments, especially is
krue of those expecting to make
■dual (arm exhibits or townsl Ip
|its where they intend showing
at variety of farm products,
grasses should be cut full
and tied in bundles with the
straight, the headH even, tying a cloth
string just under the heads and strip
all leaves off tying agan in the mid-
dle and again just above the roots;
then use a knife cutting the roots off
square. This makes a very nice ex-
hibition bundle. This sheaf stuff
should also he between three and five
inches in diameter.
All early fruits, such as strawber-
ries, dew berrlres, blackberries, cher-
ries and early peaches, or any other
early fruits, should be preserved es-
pecially for exhibition purposes and
set away in a dark place until wanted
for exhibition this fall.
Fruits and vegetables canned for
table use can not be shown in the
regular agricultural or horticultural
exhibit, but should be shown in the
domestic science department.
For formulas for preserving fruits
and vegetables write your secretary
of the fair association or ask the
county agent, they will be glad to as-
sist you in preserving exhibits for
the fall fairs All exhibits should be
gathered while fresh and before the
rains discolor them.
more food and drink
New devices violating the pure food
laws are constantly being discovered
and they keep the agents of the de-
partment of agriculture charged with
this function constanly hustling.
It now comes out that "egg powder"
has been put on the market in com-
petition with "powdered eggs." It is
found that the former frequently does
not contain powdered eggs of contains
powdered eggs and other ingredients.
The department has now ruled that
this is a violation of the law and those
who sell the "egg powder" will have
to label it so that Its nature and In-
gredients will be clearly stated to
Some of the tricks of the liquor
trade also are shown up by recent in-
^ Porter is a dark, heavy ale prepared
"We, ♦ * * condemn as subversive
of this nation's unity and integrity,
and as destructive of its welfare, the
activities and designs of every group
or organization, political or other-
wise,, that has for its object the ad-
vancement of the interest of a for-
eign power, whether such object is
promoted by intimidating the govern-
ment, a political party, or represen-
tatives o fthe people, or which is cal-
culated and tends to divide our people
Into antagonistic groups and thus to
destroy that complete agreement and
solidarity of the people and that unity
of sentiment and national purpose so
essential to the perpetuity of the na-
tion and Its free institutions.
"We condemn all alliances and
combinations of individuals in this
country of whatever nationality or de-
scent. who agree and conspire togeth-
er for the purpose of embarrassing
and weakening our government or of
improperly influencing or coercing
our public representatives in dealing
or negotiating with any foreign pow
er. We charge that such conspiracies
among a limited number exist and
have been Instigated for the purpose
of advinclng the interests of foreign
countries to the prejudice and detri-
ment of our own country. We con-
demn any political party which in
view of the activity of such conspira-
tors surrenders its integrity or modi-
fies its policy.
Army Sufficient For Defense.
"We • * • favor the maintenance
of an army fully adequate to the re-
quirements of order, of safety and of
the protection of the nation's rights,
the fullest development of modern
methods of sea coast defense, and the
maintenance of adequate reserve of
citizens trained to arms and prepared
to safeguard the people and territory
of the United States against any dan-
ger of hostile action which may un-
expectedly arise; and a fixed policy
(Continued On Page Five.)
board It is a very simple matter to spell
out any word by indicating the column
by one, two, three, four or five taps, a
slight pause, followed by the number
of the square in the column corcespond-
ing to the letter In the word to be
spelled; thus G would be two-two, and
When the cells of the old stone for-
tress of Petropavlovsk at Petrograd
were filled with terrorists they talked
among themselves by this tapping sys-
tem quite as freely as though they
were assembled in one of their places
of secret meeting in the Russian cap-
ital. The police tried to prevent it by
putting the prisoners in alternate cells
only. But the cells were so small and
the stone waAs were such excellent
conductors of sound that even this de-
vice did not prevent the communica-
The most inconsequential article was
sufficient to carry on the code. A bit of
broken cement, fragments of bone, a
bufton or coin was all the prisoner
needed. This code was also used when
the materials were available to com-
municate by systems of plnhdljs in
paper or other materials, or by marks
on the surface of a wall.^door or a
article that the prisoner thought would
come to the attention of his friend out
it was also a device to unravel any
article of clothing or prisoner's equip-
ment and by series of knots tied ln the
threads to spell out messages according
to tills code.
Another system was to secrete a lit-
tle fat from the prisoner's food and
when one passed n window, if exercise
was allowed In the prison courtyard, to
make a sign on the glass. When the
warm grease from the prisoner's fin-
gers froze on the glass the signal be-
came visible. Hits of broken glass. If
they could be obtained, were also used
to carry these messages, which were
invisible until the glass was frozen.
Systems of signals used by the friends
of the prisoners to acquaint them with
current affairs were no less Ingenious.
The whole of the prisoners in the cells
political fortress ln Petrograd
were kept constantly informed of what
w as going on ln the capital by the sim-
ple device of a man reading a book by
the light of a candle, lirom a certain
window oMhe prison at night it was
possible to see this man read his book
hi a room of a house opposite the pris-
on. By the way In which ^he book and
candle were handled as<he man turned
the pages and read complete lnforma
tion was signaled Into the prison, and
by the tapping system it was conveyed
to everybody confined In the whole for-
tress-Melville Davisson Post in Sat-
urday Evening Post.
Attend the great Chautauqua at Shawnee
Hear William Jennings Bryan opening
day, Tuesday June 20th.
Attend Our Great Blouse Sale
Monday and Tuesday
Greater Value Waists $1.00
Another lot slightly soiled from handling,
in voiles with embroidered fronts, others of
plain and embroideied colored fronts.
Monday and Tuesday
$1.00 Skirts ... 79c
1.50 Skirts . . , $1.35
. 2.50 Skirts . . . 1.95
Genuine Palm Beach
Skirta . . . . 3.50
The better kind made up in
the new Silver Bloom
Material .... 4.90
New Silk Skirts
Some splendid new styles
just in at prices you can
afford ... $5.00 and up
Blouses at $1.69
five styles to select from plain and fancy
stripe, tub silk, all shades
Blouses at $1.95
of voile embroidered in an attractive scroll
design and firnished in pearl buttons, or-
gandy collar, lace trimmed.
Blouses at $2.95 and $3.50
They are "mighty good looking' of voile
with insertion at front of embroidered or-
gandy and fillet lace.
Blouses at $3.95 and $4.90
of imported organ *v and Georgette Crepe,
six elegant styles to select from, colors,
white, flesh and maize. .
Democratic Politicians at the St. Louis Convention.
sked the bar
Taking No Chi
"Face massage, sir?" i
"Not on your life," exclaimed the
man In the chair. "If I come home
with that worried look all Ironed out of
my face right away, my wife will ask
me for money for some new gowns."—
St Louis Post-Dispatch.
A healthy person Is the best asset for
any community, a slclc person the op
/'QMS!? .S, CVMM/fiLGS.
Wonder who 4 stole the nomination
from the colonel this time?
The suffragettes have moved on St.
Louis and are waiting with their ears
to the door of "Maud's" stall.
Perhaps St. Louis' convention neu
trality is to be between Anheuser
Bush and Lemp.
With Hughes and Fairbanks both
unshaved, the republican ticket cer-
tainly has the whiskers on it.
Revised version No. 2 seems to be:
"Fear God and desert your own
Preparedness, peace and prosperity i
—that's platform enough for any sane
flJdVItalyh6 A'P8 "eS 8 Very diSBatl8-
The Progressive nomination was not
good enough for Teddy, after all.
.uWh.?. ls "PUB*y"'°oting" now, with
that 1-can't-accept-yet" response?
The favorite son" crop made a
poor showing at the harvesting.
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LLLIOTT W MAJOR*
"*"■«" m MfJ ^
Wonder how Perkins'
feels, spending all that
pocketbooVj Baseball fans are already picking! Indigestion. One nnokicrp
money for a out their winners for the world At . P'1LK<"ge
series. *orld proves it 25c at all druggists.
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