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OKLAHOMA, A STATE
PRESIDENT SIGNS PROCLAMA TION ADMITTING HER. Act Was Done in Cabinet Room in Presence of Few—Signature Signed by Pen Formed From Quill of Wing of an American Eagle—Goes to His torical Society of Oklahoma. A new star was added to the Amer ican flag by the admission formally Into the Union of the state of Okla homa. President Roosevelt at 10:16 o'clock Saturday morning signed the procla mation admitting the territories of Ok lahoma and Indian Territory jointly as one of the American states. Little formality attended the ceremony which meant so much to the people of the two territories. In appending his signature to the proclamation the president used a pen formed from a quill plucked from the wing of an American eagle. The pen will be de posited with the Oklahoma Historical society. There was absolutely no ceremony connected with the signing of the proclamation. The qct was done in the cabinet room, to which had been admitted Senators Carter and Dixon of Montana, and Warner of Missouri, besides a number of residents of Okla homa, most of whom are connected with government departments in Washington. It was exactly 10:16 o'clock when Secretary Loeb threw open tha double doors leading from the president's private office. He had the proclamation in his hand, which later he laid on the large square blot ter at the president's position at tin head of the cabinet table. The presi dent entered and took his seat at once was handed the long eagle quill pe by the secretary and. himself liftin; the lid from the inkstand, dipped th> pen and wrote his name in large let ters, the pen making an audibh scratch with each movement. Whei he had finished his signature the pres ident picked up a small blotter, will which he blotted his name, and thei looked up and exclaimed "Oklahoma is a state." The signing and all incidents con cerned with it consumed but one min ule, and at their conclusion the presi dent retired to his private office, say ing as no did so: "Good morning, gentlemen." The slight delay from the origins plan of having the proclamation signe at exactly 10 o'clock is explained sim ply by the statement the presiden was occupied with his mail. No sig nificance Is attached to the 16 minutes delay. Dynamite Kills Four People Near Cheney Cheney, Wash., Nov. 21.—Four raen were killed and three injured in an ex plosion in a oontsrnotion oamp on the Portland & Seattle railroad, 12 miles south of Cheney, while thawing dyna mite for blasting. The dead and in jured were taken to Spokane, the maimed bodies being removed to the morgue, while two of the injured men were taken to the hospital. The men were hand-drilling in the rook preparatory to blasting,and found that their powder was too chilled to be used effeotively. As is usual in snob cases they built a fire to thaw the dynamite and placed 50 pounds of dy namite near it on a piece of tin. They were working with their drills 76 feet from the file, when one of them notic ed that the dynamite was catching Are. Calling to three other men, he ran toward th« fire to take the dyna mite out of range of the flames. Charles Pasouzzi, the foreman, see ing their danger, started toward the blaze, calling to the men to let the powder alone and get away from it. He had approached within 80 feet of the fire when the dynamite exploded, hurling the four men to the ground and killing them instantly. One of the bodies wa s so mutilated that it was taken to Spokane in a cracker box. Lingo Ferrar, Vito Esjigrto, Frank Caroiuo and Geddo Qotto were killed ; C. Civo was badly ont about the head and shoulders by flying rook and John Boruese was thrown to the ground and stunned by the shock of the explosion Charles Pasouzzi, the foreman in charge of the gang, was badly bruised, but not taken to the hospital. The men were Italian laborers hired by the firm of Albi & Plastinu, who have taken the contract for the con struction of the new road at that point. France Is Disappointed. Paris, Nov. 21.—Officials of the gov ernment learned with the greatest re gret that Secretary Taft Is not likely to visit France on his way home, as they planned to extend him many honors. SPORTING NOTES. The football team of the battleship Nebraska will journey to Sau Fran cisco, where a number of games will be played. Lloyd Jevne of Chicago defeated H. B. McLean of St. Louis in the three cushion billiard tournament at St. Louis by a score of 50 to 44. Kid Scaler, the Spokane lightweight pug, has been matched to fight Jockie Clifford at Sacramento. Eddie Quinn, manager of the Spo kane leage baseball team, arrived home after a three weeks' trip to the Atlantic coast, where he àttended the meeting of the National Association of Professional Baseball Players at New York city. Captain Crouse of the Kansas uni versity football team was taken to a hospital with concussion of the brain, sustained during the game with the St. Louis university. His condition is believed to be serious. Florid Krebs, the partner of Hugh McLean, carried his team to victory in the six-day bicycle race at Boston Saturday, winning in the final sprint from Root, Fogler and Mitten, the rep resentatives of the three other lead ing teams. Saturday Football Games. Butte, Mont.—The Butte high school football team won a brilliant victory from Spokane and the interscholastic championship of the northwest, before a crow of 6000 people Saturday after noon. It is doubtful if ever there has been seen a more splendidly played football game in all the west, not even barring the big college games. The little Butte team fought gallantly from the first blast of the referee's whistle until time was called at the end of the second half. They contest ed every inch of the distance gained by the big giants from the Inland Em pire city, who outweighed them 20 pounds to the man, and when in pos session of the ball hurled themselves into their opponents with a spirit born of sheer desperation. Waitsburg, Wash.—The Waitsburg high school defeated the Colfax high school on High School field, in this city, by a score of 18 to 0. Moscow, Idaho.—In a fast, heady and spectacular game Idaho again demonstrated Its championship ability and defeated Whitman decisively, 11 - 0 . North Yakima, Wash.—With only a tew minutes to play and the score a tie, the football game between the Yakima and Ellensburg high schools ended in a wrangle over a forward pass and the game was given to the local school. The score when time was called was 10 to 10. Ithaca, N. Y.—Cornell experienced little difficulty in defeating Swarth more in the last game of the season on the home grounds, by 10 to 0. The Ithacans reserved their best men for the hard tussle with Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving day. Wallace, Idaho.—After a ragged game of football in miserable weather, Wallace high school defeated Mullan at Wallace by the score of 11 to 0. Cambridge. Mass.—Dartmouth wiped out last year's defeat by administering to Harvard the worst trouncing the crimson team has ever suffered from a minor college. The score was 22 to 0. The Spokane Amateur Athletic club scored a brilliant victory over the heavy eleven from the Multnomah club of Portland at Spokane, the score be ing 4 to 0. Seattle.—The University of Oregon shattered the cherished tradition, de feating the University of Washington, 6 to 0, in the best game of football that has been seen here this season. Ann Arbor, Mich.—Eastern football triumphed once more over the west when Philadelphia defeated Michigan on Ferry field, 6 to 0. Minneapolis.—Carlisle defeated Min nesota on Northrop field by a score of 12 to 10 in a highly spectacular game. Tacoma. Wash.—In a game charac terized by the most wonderful exhibi tion of pluck on the part of the lighter team, the Tacoma high school foortiall eleven was defeated 6 to 0 by the heavy Seattle team. New Haven. Conn.—Again the Princeton Tiger found the Yale Bull dog more than his match. In one of the sensational last ditch fights for which old Ell's sons are famed, Yale pulled herself out of a defeat In the last half of a brilliant gridiron duel and won by 12 to 10. What Do You Think of Them? Chicago, Nov. 19.—From the lips of a Chicago club woman, Miss Lillian Shaffner, has come the most startling ! of all suggestions for the solving of, crlmlnal problems. Miss Shaffner would hang all idiots, j Brand a murderer with a mark on the forehead and then turn him loose ! so that all would recognize him. Deport foreign criminals, because | It is cheaper than to try them In this country and support them In this ! country's Jails. Put women In office, because they could better handle perplexing police problems than men. I This world is enriched by the good more than by the clever. PR1NCECHARLES AND PRINCESS LOUISE WERE MARRIED. Many Kings and Queens Present to See Ceremony—Pretender to Throne of France Escorts Bride to Altar— Gifts of Bride and Gowns Worth Millions of Dollars. London, Nov. 17.—Wood Norton, the English home of the duke of Or leans, where the pretender to the throne of France holds court, wel comed a distinguished company Satur day at the wedding of Prince Charles of Bourbon and Princess Louise of Or leans. The religious ceremony to this company had been invited took place in an improvised chapel built of canvas, but so cleverly painted that it could hardly be distinguished from the gray stone house which It ad joined. The chapel was connected with the castle by an arched walk, over which the bridal procession proceeded. The duke of Orleans led with the bride, meeting at the altar the bride groom, who was attended by King Alfonso of Spain. The score of other royal personages in attendance included the queens of Spain and Portugal, Princess Henry of Battenberg and Grand Duke Vladimir. They were followed by members of the diplomatic corps, including the American ambassador, Whitelaw Reid, and Mrs. Reid. The service was that of the Roman Catholic church, with choral accom paniment by' an orchestra and soloists from the Paris opera house. The bishop of Birmingham celebrated mass and bestowed the pontifical blessing, the remainder of the service being performed by the duke's chaplain, who delivered a short address, in which he referred to the happy gathering of so many members of the duke's family, which, he said, "unfortunately could not occur in France." After the ceremony the wedding banquet was served at the castle, at which the duke of Orleans and King Alfonso proposed the usual toasts. During the afternoon the duke re ceived the French journalists in king ly fashion, speaking a few words to each of them and then becoming a plain country gentleman again, jump ing into his motor car, which he him self drove to the station, with King Alfonso as a passenger. The wedding presents came from all parts of the world and mainly con sisted of jewels. They represented, according to estimate, between $2,500, 000 and $5,000,000. which SINKS AND DRAINS A FREQUENT CAUSE OF TYPHOID. PURIFY THESE AND YOU WILL BE SAFE FROM CONTAGION. DISINFECTING THE ONLY PRE VENTIVE. Borax, a Simple, Safe and Sure Method How to keep our homes clean, sweet and free from germ influences Is a question. While there Is no occasion for alarm. It Is always well to be forearmed on the theory that "An Ounce of Prevention Is Better Than a Pound of Cure." and no ounce of pre vention has yet been discovered that Is more simple, more direct and more effective, yet harmless to the human system, than Is Borax. Borax has been known and used for gen erations as a purifier and preventive against epidemic influences originating from unclean ly conditions resulting from unsanitary sinks and drains, and when used as a hot solution ln I he proportion of two tablespoon fuls to a gallon of hot water flushed through the offending locations, remov every trace of disease germs and renders the pipes clean and wholesome. Borax in addition to Its hygenlc qualities. Is a household necessity, and can be used for numberless domestic purposes. It softens the water, makes linen dazzling white, will cleanse every article In the kitchen or din ing room and make It bright, will prevent moths, soften and whiten the skin, remove dandruff and cleanse the scalp, and for cleansing and sterilizing baby's milk bottle and nipple has no equal. Borax, unlike every other cleanser and dis infectant, is absolutely harmless to the sys tem, and Is safe, simple, economical, and can be purchased at any druggist or grocer. May Revive Santiago Feud. brought to a climax when "Fighting Bob" Evans testified against Samp son's enemy at the Schley inquiry. threatens to break out afresh when congress meets, Evans that rank. Schley's friends want action postponed until after August 10 next, when Evans retires, The Schley-Evans feud, originating at the naval battle of Santiago, and The administration Intends to press a bill creating a vice admiral and give There Is talk of having three vice admirals, so Schley can be honored and the oppo sition of his friends ended. Who's the braver—be who stands alone, or he who stands supported by his friends? PRESIDENT CALLS GOVERNORS. Roosevelt Announces Great Conference In May. President Roosevelt has' invited the governors of states and territories to meet him at the White House May 13. 14 and 15 next to discuss the question "of means to conserve the natural re sources of the country." Invitations are to be extended to the members of both houses of congress and to the In land waterways commission. The im portance and manner in which the subject is to be considered are indi cated In the president's letter to the governors, which says, in part: "It is evident that the abundant nat ural resources on which the welfare of this nation rests are becoming de pleted, and in not a few cases are al ready exhausted. This Is true of all portions of the United States; It is es pecially true of the longer settled communities of the east. The gravity of the situation raust, I believe, appeal with special force to the governors of the states, because of their close rela tions to the people and their responsi bility for the welfare of their com munities. "The matters to be considered at this conference are not confined to any region or group of states, but are of vital concern to the nation as a whole and to all the people. These subjects include the use and conservation of the mineral resources, the resources of the land and the resources of the waters in every part of our territory. "In order to open discussion I shall invite a few recognized authorities to present brief descriptions of actual facts and conditions, without argu ment, leaving the conference to deal with each topic as it may elect." Convies Escape. The most sensational prision break that has occurred at the Reno, Nev., prison in many years took place Mon day afternoon, when the convicts Rich ard Forrest, .Tames Watson and John Edwards overpowered their gnards, shooting one, through the hand, and taking possession of a butcher wagon in the prison yard drove into the hills. Deptny Sheriff Knoblock was one of the first to find the trail of the escaped convicts. He no sooner got started than he was informed of their location by a bullet whistling by his head. Knoblock saw two men duck ont of sight beneath the high sagebrush and he soon had them covered with his gun. They surrendered and were taken back to the prison by their captor. Convict "Edwards committed suicide rather than surrender. Plan to Move the Wheat. The National Bank of Commerce of Seattle has submitted a plan for the moving of the wheat crop of the In land Empire. The plan is to exchange sight drafts on New York for the wheat, which drafts will be payable within 15 days after the wheat is de livered to the exporter. Ordinarily the wheat is paid tor in sight drafts on London, which very much prolongs the time which the local banks must carry the accounts. R. R. Spencer, vice president of the National Bank of Commerce, stated that if the export ers would agree to accept these sight drafts on New York he would under take to furnish the cash and crer: necessary to get the crop started its way to Europe. Mr. Loose, repre senting the wheat interests, has stated that he has little doubt that the plan will be accepted. on Aoki Drinks Evans' Health. Viscount Aokl recently drank a toast to the health of Rear Admiral Evans, his honorary guest at a dinner party Oi naval and diplomatic notables and their wives. The ambassador wished "Fighting Bob" a prosperous voyage for the big battleship fleet that will shortly sail for the Pacific. Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Mrs. New berrg were among those present. Canals, Denver to the Gulf. Denver, Nov. 19.—John Barrett, di rector of the International Bureau of American Republics, speaking recent ly at a banquet given In his honor by the Denver Chamber of Commerce, made the prediction that eventually Denver would be connected by canals with the Gulf of Mexico and the Mis sissippi river. Fastest Boat. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Nov. 19.—The British destroyer, in official trial here, developed a speed and held it for six hours of 3414 knots per hour. Is equivalent to 40 land miles, makes her by all odds the fastest boat in the world. This This She is fitted with tur bine engines and a tubular boiler and uses oil for fuel. Manila Feels Earthquakes. Four sharp earthquake shocks felt in Manila and surrounding luces were prov en the night of November 16 and the- morning of November 17. There was no damage. When some men make a palpable mistake, how quickly they invent ridiculous excuse! husband's bothers him much until his wife gins to find out. a A conscience never be ATLANTIC FLEET IS ABOUT READY FOR PACIFIC TRIP Five of Sixteen Great Yankee Battle ships at Brooklyn Yardi ■Eleven at the Yards Nearby—Great Quantities of Food to Be Carried—Many Small Boats Eliminated. New York, Nov. 20.—Five of the 16 big American battleships which next month will start on one of the most notable cruises of the world's naval history, are at the Brooklyn navy yard receiving their last preparations for the long Journey to the Pacific. The other 11 are at the Norfolk, Boston and League Island navy yards. Sev eral of the battleships now at other yards will come to New York during the next few days to go Into the dry doeks at the Brooklyn station. Eleven and possibly 12 of the fleet will ren dezvous in New York harbor before De cember 1, and will sail either on that day or December 2 for Hampton Roads, from which port the start to San Fran cisco will be made December 16, after a review of the assembled ships by President Roosevelt. In addition to the five heavily armed fighting craft at the local yard, four vessels of the auxiliary squadron of supply and repair ships also are under repair and will be ready in a few days to receive their full cargoes of sup plies. The task'of loading the foodstuffs is by no means one of the smallest of the problems involved in the set ting out of the heaviest fighting squad ron ever assembled under the Ameri can Hag, a fact which is patent, when of potatoes alone the requisitions now in the hands of the pay corps offices sail for 500,000 pounds. The Connecti cut, the flagship of Admiral Evans, which will lead the battleship column in its hemisphere-girdling cruise, was taken out of drydock late yesterday, her white sides glistening with new paint. Quite a change is being made in the appearance of the superstructures of the battleships by the stripping oft of nearly one-half of the small boats for merly carried. It was once the idea in the navy to carry small boats enough to accommodate a ship's company in case of wreck or disaster in battle. Such a plan has long since been im practicable, for the crews of the mod ern fighters have grown to more than 800 and if small boats enough to carry these were carried, there would be room for little else aboard. The danger of shipwreck now is regarded as re mote, and In the event of sinking in battle the men, it is believed, would have as good chances of rescue in car ing for themselves individually, as they would in an endeavor to get into boats. The rescue of men from sinking ships is regarded as one of the duties im posed upon the victor. MX THIS YOURSELF GIVES RECIPE FOR SIMPLE HOME . MADE KIDNEY CURE. Inexpensive Mixture of Harmless Veg etable Ingredients Said to Oveo come Kidney and Bladder Trouble Promptly. Here is a simple home-made mixture as given by an eminent authority on Kidney diseases, who makes the state ment in a New York daily newspaper, that It will relieve almost any case of Kidney trouble if taken before the stage of Bright's disease. 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