The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 195, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERAL")
REGULAR AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS, EXCLUSIVE IN POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY.
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 8, 1917.
NO CAUSE FOR BREAK YET, BUT U.S. LINERS
CRISIS AT ALMOST ANY HOUR,
Ambassador ahd Wife Who Must Leave.
1!Y ASSOCIATED PRESS.
LONDON, FEB. 8.—AN AMERICAN
NEGRO FIREMAN ON THE Tt'RINO.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1VAS KILL-
ED, ACCORDING TO A REl'ORT TO-
DAV RECEIVED BY THE AMER.
By Associated l'ress.
Washington, IK ( „ Feb. s.- On Hie
basis olf reports received on the de-
struction 01 the California and other
ships so far, it In stated authorita-
tively tliat none of the eases consti-
tute the overt act that will lead to
vwir with Germany. Officials state
however, that such an overt act may
merely he a question of time.
While regarding the destruction of
the California as evidence that Cer-
many has fully abandoned her
pledges to Ifie Tinted Stales, officials
state the l ulled States will not be
hurried into war until there is undis-
puted evidence of violation of Amer-
ican rights l y destruction of Voier-
lean ships or loss of \nierican lives
in violation of the law.
The little hope that existed that
Cernmny would modify her campaign
</i ruthlessneHs has vanbhed and
there is no doubt that il will he only
a matter of hours er days before an
American ship is sunk or an Amer-
ican life sacrificed.
The only serious effect so far of
the destruction of the California i-
concerned lias been to quicken the
preparations of the government for
By Associated I'ress.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 8.—Nether-
lands government through the Amer-
ican legation at The Hague had for-
mally declined to accept Wilson's
suggestion that it follow the course
of the United States and break off
diplomatic relations with Germany.
Information as to this reached here
today in confidential dispatches from
The Hague. The dispatches also said
the government has made protests
against unrestricted submarine war-
tare and made representations to
(Jreat Britain against the further ex-
tension of the mine fields.
MILLION TONS AI1B
lly Associated Tress.
Washington, D. ('., Feb. .8.—Lloyd's
report for the third day of Germany's
submarine campaign shows that the
undersea boats are maintaining the
ajreragb Of destruction as set by the
German naval board as necessary for
Losses for yesterday were 27,98f>
tons, and the preceding two days 2(5,-
«00 tons. At such a rate the destruc-
tion of 1,000,000 tons a month the
Germans air for would seem about to
il) Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., Fob. 8.—When
the leak committee quizzed Mrs. Ruth
ThAmast n Visconti today on who gave
her the information on which she re-
ported to Thos W. Lawsn that Sec.
Tumulty and thers had profited in the
stock market on advance information
on President Wilson's peace note, she
declined to answer in public on the
grounds or her constitutional rights.
Mrs* Visconti gave the name of her
informant to the "committee In confi-
dence with the understanding that ;f
they deem adrisablc they may make
it public. She was then excused while
\\. A. l'rice, a correspondent whom
she told Lawson was a go-between for
Tumulty, was recalled to the stand.
In reply to counsel Whipple's ques-
tions, Price denied having had any
conversations1 with Tumulty on the
matter of the peace note.
GUS JONES CASE
TO JURY SOON
(iOOI> PROGRESS MADE IN >U lt-
DEB TRIAL AT ADA SHAW-
HAY ARM FOR
I(y Vssoclalcd Press.
New York, Feb. 8r—Officers of the
American Line today debated whether
the) should send passenger vessels to
sea unarmed or arm (hem with guns
after the manner of the British lin-
French Vessel Arrives.
By Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 8.—The French
line steamship Desagnc arrived here
today with 157 passengers including
Americans. She left Bordeaux on
Jan. 28 and passed through the sub-
marine zone before the new German
naval policy was in effect. Officers
refused to tell the route followed or
whether any war vessels were seen.
Among the passengers was Elliott
Cowdin of Tuxedo, N. Y., a young
American aviator who has fought
many battles over the French front.
Arrested on Suspicion.
By Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 8.—A man lurking
in the-shadows on the American Line
pier where the steamships St. Louis
and Lapland are berthed, was ar-
rested today and said he was Joseph
Lellar, 52 years old, a German ma-
rine fireman formerly of the Ham-
burg-American liner Pennsylvania in-
terned at Hoboken.
The crew of the St. Louis were
lined up to give Lellar a chance to
prove his statement he had spent the
night with them, but as Lellar walked
up and down the line every sailor de-
nied he knew him. He was arrested
for unlawfully entering.
Jlj Associated Press.
New iork, Feb. 8.—Oniciul cable
ndvicVs oi the sinking without warn-
ing of the California were received
here by officials of the Anchor Line.
Thirteen passengers are reported
missing as follows:
Second cabin: Mrs. K. Smith. Edna
Smith and Mrs. Kidd, Calgary, Al-
,1. VY. Alderson and son, Vancouver,
U. ('. (Mrs. Alderson was saved.)
Mrs. W. <•. O'Oonnell and two chil-
dren oi Philadelphia, (three O'Oon-
ncll children on the passenger list.)
Neil Gillies, New York Cli).
Miss Madge Roberts, Toronto.
Steerage passengers: Mrs. Margaret
Little and one child, !\>w York City.
(Three other Little children appar-
Miss Annie Forbes, Toronto.
SPAIN WILL NOT
lly VsHociiitoil I'roKd.
Washington, 1>. Feb. 8-—Spain's
notq which it is understood formally
(>('lin, ', ti) siipport 1'rpsidenl Wilson's
suggestion that sho break off rela-
tion! ttiilt Gn-many, was received to-
ddy at the state department Iwt not
Sifain, It is understood, protests
vigorously against "the new submarine
move us a violation of international
law, but having taken over American
interests In Germany and being best
equipped diplomatically of the re-
hiaining neutrals, .Spain Is anxious to
keep open negotiations with Berlin.
♦ VUlill NRECART. ♦
♦ Now Orleans, Feb. 8. For ♦
♦ Oklahoma. Tonight fair and ♦
♦ colder in eastern Oklahoma. ♦
♦ Friday, fair.
tiOL W. S. SEARCH
AND HIS FAMILY
MASONS WILL HONOR Till
Pioneer Removes Soon lo Kiigcnc
Oregon—Treasurer of Masons
for Many Years.
I By Associated Press.
| Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 8.—Resoiu
tlonB endorsing the action of the pret.
ident iu severing relations with Ge.
many and asserting its loyalty to u
United States were adopted by thu
Uernian-Afrterican Alliance in session
here. It. was voted in case of host..
By Associated I'resN.
London, Feb. 8.—The German gov-
ernment will require guarantees that
Count von Bernstorff and the men on
tier ma n ships in America will be per-
mitted to leave the l ulled States be-
fore allowing Ambassador (ierard and
other Americans In (Germany to de-
part from their country, according to ities tq/turn over to the American He
the Copenhagen l'olillken, as quoted Cross the funds raised for Geruia.
in a Renter dispatch from that city, war relief.
COUNT dnd COUNTFSS
Count von Bernstorff, long German#be officially recognized by the secre-
ambassador to the United States, has tary of state. Mine. Bernstorff re-
been given his passports, and must cently came to the United States to
leave, or at least he will no longer I join her husband.
Special to. News-Herald
Ada, Okla., Feb. 8—The Gus Jones
jruuiyder case is expected to go to the
jury sQiue time this evoking, as good
progress has been made, in the ease
and the defense had practically com-
Testimony adduced was as follows:
U. W. Jones: Took the testimony
in the preliminary hearing. Produced
the bullet which was then Introduced
as evidence. It is the bullet that is
.'•aid to have been taken from the
head of Sadie Jones.
T. M. Greer: in 1915 and 1916
was sheriff of Seminole county. Tes-
tified that a certain kind of copper
covered or steel cartridge would not
shoot in any kind of a pistol except
;-n automatic. Also testified as to the
kind of cartridge used in an. ordi-
nary pistol. Arrested Gus Jones at
Gus' home the next day after the
body was found. Gus' wife got the
automatic gun from Gus' coat pocket
in the house and gave it to witness.
Gus appeared nervous. Marion Jones
talked with Gus 'before they left.
Gus wanted to know who swore out
the complaint. Witness produced the
sun, loaded with soft nosed bullets.
Topk Jones to Seminole. Gus called
attention to the fact that the gun
was loaded with soft nosed bullets.
Gus was carried to McAlester and
brought back to Wewoka for trial,
lie later escaped from jail and was
recaptured next morning.
<^ross examination: Gus was not
more nervous than other men charg-
ed with a like crime.
II. N. IHsch: Hardware merchant
u* Maud, lias sold automatic cart-
ridges to Gus Jones. Does not re-
member whether ho sold him any in
the spring of 1916. Gus bought 32
J. E. Berry: A hardware mer-
chant at Seminole. Sold Gus Jones
tome soft nosed cartridges about ten
days before Gus was arrested.
M. IS. Loftis: Was deputy sheriff
of Seminole county last year. Had
Gus in charge while Gus was in jail
at Wewoka. Gus escaped from jail
several days before the time set for
(rial. A hole had been cut In the
back end of the jail and three pris-
oners had escaped.
Cross examination: Had been
(CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE)
A farewell banquet for Col. W. S.
Search and family, who leave soon for
(heir new home in Eugene, Oregon,
will be given Friday evening, Feb. 9.
by Shawnee Lodge No. 107, A. F. and
A. M., in their hall in the Whlttaker
building. The program prepared for
the occasion is as followss: .
Invocation, Joseph E. Johnston.
Music, Misses Mable and Catherine
After dinner talks:
Ernest V. Mashburn, toastni.aster.
"Shawnee Then-Shawnee Now," C.
"The Pioneer," Frank Barion Reed.
"Search as a Star," Mrs. Mary B.
"Search When I Was a Boy," Frank
"A Knight Templar," Don Gilbert
"Mortality and Brotherly Love, W.
Mark Sexson, McAlester.
Col. Search was the first Worship-
ful Master of the Shawnee lodge, and
has for many years been treasurer.
Members of the order have long bfcen
in the habit of seeking the benefit of
his mature judgment on matters of
business and personal relations, and
it is with genuine regret that they
contemplate his departure from the
city and state.
SECTION OF POTT.'S
COI'NTY C0MJPR8. AM) KNGINKKK
LOOKING OVISR BKOWN ROAII.
\\ill Be Prepared to Show Col. Har-
vey Entire Practicable Route
County Commissioners M. Jordan.
J. T. Davis and A. A. McGowan, to-
gether with County Engineer L. L.
Winans, are spending the day making
careful inspection of. the Brown
road leading from Tecumseh to the
Cleveland county line to learn what
treatment will be needed to make the
road fit for a link in the proposed
Ozark route through Pott and Cleve-
In the final survey of this cast and
west section of 12 miles the present
Brown road, designated as a state
road heretofore, may be deviated
from; at least, the commissioners
will carefully compare parallel sec-
tion roads in that vicinity and seledl
(he route deemed the easiest to put
in modern condition.
It is the purpose of the commis-
sioners, explained Mr. Davis, to be
prepared to inform the Ozark meet-
ings to be attended by Col. Harvey
next Tuesday the entire route for the
proposed Trail through Pott county.
The major portion, of course -that
from the north line of the county
through Shawnee to Tecumseh—is al-
ready just about finished.
TIiIh information, the I'olltlkcn
mi)h, in contained in n teicKriim sent
h) tlorurd to the American legation
t Copenhagen. All Americans In
(.crnniny Including those captured by
the (ierman raider In the South At-
lantic and taken to (iermany on the
Yarrowdalc lire suld to he detained an
An Exchange Telegraph dispatch
Ironi Copenhagen nay* (ierard in not
permitted to send telegrams In code.
By Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 8.—France
has formally granted safe passage
through the blockade to Bernstorff
and his suite. Similar action Is being
awaited from Great Britain.
.The meeting was attended by dele
gates from 28 states, and waB callr
by Dr. J. Hexamer, the president, i.
alliance is said to have a membc
ship of 3,000,000.
In a statement issued today Pres
dent Hexamer said:
"The German American Alliance
representing 3,000,000 constituent:
adopted a resolution backing up tli-
president in his action toward Ge'.
many. We will fight under Wih
as loyally as the German-American
fought under Abraham Lincoln fo
the preservation of the Union.
"Funds which we have been co!lec
ing for the German Ked Cross an
German widows and orphans will ii
the event of war be turned over t-
the American Red Cross for tU«
widows and orphans of our boys who
have to give up their lives in the de-
fense of our country."
LEGAL LIGOTS TO
INAUGURATE NEW FURTHER PLANS ARE
MOVE ON TUESDAY PERFECTED FOR THE
OZARK ROAD MEET
SHAWNEE MILL AND
SIGNI NG ok i nion contract
< VISES A HITCH TO THANKS
Failure of the recently organized
union of employes of the Shawnee
Milling Co. and the operators to agree
on a wage contract has caused the
employes to appeal to the Trades
Council. The matter will be before
the Trades Council this evening, it is
Charles and Ralph Bell have been
called to Chattanooga, Tenn.. by news
of the serious Illness of their mother.
♦ TO HOLD GUARD. ♦
♦ Special to News-Herald. *
♦ Ft. Sill, Okla , Feb. * -Orders ♦
♦ were received here today for ♦
♦ department headquarters to ♦
♦ disband all preparations for ♦
♦ mustering out the Oklahoma
♦ guard. Officers were lnstruct-
♦ ed to drill guardsmen daily.
11in: inaitivi n to ham: bkkn
SET BY I N KNOWN INCEN-
By Associated Press.
Laredo, Tex., Feb. 8.—Htable.s of the
engineers corps together with up-
wards of 20 horses and mules in the
Fort McIntosh camp were destroyed
by fire early today. The stables con-
tained hay and some equipment.
Although no statement has boon
made regarding the probable origin
of the fire, a sentinel says he saw an
auto stop at the stables and then hur-
ry away shortly before the fire broke
UNDER NARCOTIC ACT
I All,HI TO J! AhK REPORTS
SVI.IS AS PROVIDED BY
Special to .News-Herald.
Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 8. Dr. W. S.
Clark, a prominent physician of Ok-
lahoma City, was today found guilty
In the Cnlted States district court of
violating the Harrison narcotic law.
He was sentenced to 60 days in the
Logan county Jail. He was charged
with failing to make reports to the
government of the sales of narcotics.
ELABORATE PROGRAM OF BUSI-
NESS ANI) PLEASURE.
Entertainment., Luncheon, Games and
Business at Physicians' Club
The new era of the Pottawatomie
County Bar Assn. will be inagurated
on next Tuesday evening at the rooms
of the Shawnee Physicians' Club In
the Whlttaker Building, wjien the en-
tire evening will be put in with mu-
sic, entertainment of various kinds,
luncheon, games ancl business ses-
sions. The committee on addresses
lor this occasion is composed of Hos-
coe Arrington, C. H. Ennis aud C.
E. Wells, while Park Wyatt, Kltlle C.
Sturdevant and C. E. Dlerker look
after the social features. The pro-
gram as arranged is as follows:
7:30 p. m . Informal Reception.
Piano Music, Miss Rae Sturdevant.
8:00 p. m., Address (Thirty mill-
utes), "The Owen Resolution," Mr.
Vocal Solo. Miss Bernice Bean.
Reading, (Twelve minutes), Miss
Plans of the Address Committee,
(Ten minutes), Mr. ('. il- Ennis.
Piano Solo, (Four minutes), Miss
(a) Declamation, (b) Song, (Twen-
ty minutes), Hon. L. G. Pitman.
Plans of the Social Committee.
(Five minutes), Mr. Park Wyatt.
The Hal Johnson Quartette.
9:30 p. m., Luncheon and Smoker.
Vocal Solos, by Mrs. W. O. Deason
and Miss Bernice Bean. Miss Luella
Instrumental Music, Miss Rae
10:00 p. m., Cards and Games for
Members Retire for Business Ses-
sion. (Limit thirty minutel).
1. Report of Committee on Club
2. Report of Committee on Court
3. Report of Committee on Sched
ulc of Fees.
4. New Business.
10:30 p. m., Members Return to So-
OEMONSTKATORS WILL PUT IN
HOME SAMPLE PATCHES
The city has arranged with repre-
sentatives of the Tarvia Co. to make
I some sample patches In the asphalt
pavements, free of cost to the city,
to demonstrate what the material will
do. The demonstration will be made
as soon as weather conditions are
C 0 M PL E T I NG ARRANGEMENTS
FOR COL. HARVEY.
A. J. Fluke Made Chairman of Shaw-
nee Committee Following Resig-
nation of O. B. Weaver.
is Endorsed by
the State Senate
Oklahoma City aud Shawn*# are
playing this afternoon on the home
court. They will play again Friday
night at 8:00. Come out and boost
for the home team. Oklahoma City is
now in first place with Shawnee and
Chickasha tied for second.
A. J. Fluke, cashier of the National
Bank of Commerce, was unanimously
elected chairman of the Shawnee
Ozark Trails Committee, following
the resignation of the chairmanship
by Otis B. Weaver, at a meeting of the
committee held Thursday morning.
Kib H. Warren was first nominated
for the honor, but he declined.
In presenting his resignation Mr.
Weaver explained that he had been
glad to serve In the work thus far;
that he had originally accepted the
chairmanship largely because he was
already chairman of the county coun-
cil selected last fall to promote the
South Canadian bridge near Asher:
that his and hia associates' efforts
had just recently culminated in an
agreement between the commission-
ers of Pontotoc and Pott counties,
hacked up by the sentiment of repre-
sentative citizens of the two counties
in conference at Ada. providing that
a bridge should be located and built
between the two counties; that since
the bridge enterprise had now reached
a definite stage in the hands of the
county commissioners, he felt that the
special mission which he undertook in
the beginning had been accomplished
and that (he further stages of the
road and bridge building In the coun-
ty might better be handled under oth-
er executive leadership. In resigning,
however, Mr. Weaver made it plain
that he would cheerfully continue as
a member of the committee, co-oper
atlng personally and through the In-
fluence of his papers in the hearty
promotion of the road and bridge pro-
jects under way.
Mr. Weaver's resignation as chair
man was accepted, with a vote of
thanks for h.a past services.
Mr. Fluke's selection as chairman
was regarded as especially acceptable
by reason of the fact that he was
also a member of tho original Asher
bridge committee; it being tho sen-
timent of the Shawnee citizens that
whatever other Ozark Trail projects
may be pushed, the Asher bridge and
highway undertaking should be kept
to the front as of prime Importance,
and not be allowed to occupy a posi-
tion of merely secondary importance.
Additional arrangements were made
for tho Ozark meeting to bo held at
the high school auditorium Tuesday
at 10 o'clock. It was tho sense of
the committee that as many citizens
as could get away should attend the
Ozark meeting at Chandler Monday
night, going in cars properly decor-
ated with banners Indicating Shaw-
nee's interest in securing the main
Ozark Trail. H. O. Bailey will per-
sonally conduct Col. Harvey from
Chandler to Shawnee Tuesday morn-
ing. and after noon to Tecumseh,
where the Colonel will be turned over
to the courtesies of the Tecumseh
committee. A delegation from Shaw-
nee. it was arranged, will motor up
to Meeker Tuesday morning, there to
meet the Harvey party and accom-
pany them on to Shawnee.
Tho meetiug Tuesday, which will
Oklahoma City, Feb. 8.—Senator
Owen's resolution In congress asking
for the curbing of the supreme
court's power to declare acta of con-
gress unconstitutional was Indorsed
by the senate of the Oklahoma legis
lature yesterday by a vofls of 23 to 1.
The indorsement was given at the
end of a three-'hour fight in which
every known weapon of parliamen
tariaus wag used by the opposition
to defeat It and In which person?'
encounters were at times threatens
Once members of the opposition
forces attempted to bolt and raise
point of no quorum, but a call of th'1
house was made quickly and the se
geant-at-arms brought the boltlnr
senators back to their seats.
Senator O'Neill of Chickasha pre
cipltated the fight by submitting r
minority report from the Judiciary
committee No. 1 In wlilch. he rerom
mended the adoption of the orlginn!
resolution by Kerr and Davidson
Haskell Indorsing Senator Owen !:•♦
stead of the committee substitute
The majority report had recommen '
ed an indefinite substitute.
Will be Wedding
and Golden Wedding
at Family Reunion
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Drake of Mel-
gtone. Mont., and Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Drake of Ft. Smith ,Ark., have ar-
rived to attend the celebration of the
golden anniversary of their parents.
Mr and Mrs. Jordan Drake, and tho
marriage of their sister, Alta Bur-
nette Drake to Raleigh Bland AU-
baugh on Fob. 10.
TOTAIi APPBOPBIATIOSS THIS
KiK TO ABOl'T
Special to News-Herald.
Oklahoma City, Feb. 8.—The house
meetiug In committee of the whole a*
tho forenoon session today passed 13
bills carrying appropriations of 1612,-
140. This brings the total appropria-
tions thus far handled by the lowp.-
branch of the legislature to about *2.-
ooo.ono. Total appropriations to bo
made at this session are estimated at
It will soon bo time again to plant
W. O. and C. J. Becker have re-
turned from Kansas where they at-
tended the funeral of a relative.
be addressed by Col. Harvey, will be
presided over by Mr. Fluke as chair-
man of the Shawnee committee. At
noon Col. Harvey will be the honoree
of a lunoheon served at the high
school by student! of the domestic
science class. Geo. E. McKianis. of
the Rotary Club, -will officiate as
toairtmaster at the luncheon. At thll
luncheon there will be, besides the
Harvey party, the other visitors,
members of the Shawnee aud Tecum-
seh committees, and as many other
citizens as may be accommodated.
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