The Record. (Noble, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 13, 1902 Page: 6 of 12
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H. <i. KVERTON, Publisher.
NOBLE, - - OKLAHOMA
Ti IK devil soon runs from the man
who is not afra d of a lion's den.
Cut olT a rooster's spurs, and you
taktt the italics all out of his crow.
Witi# ail his practice the devil has
never improved on the first hypocrite.
The only work God pays for, is that
which is done with the whole heart,
Good fortune sometimes comes to
see us ia a very shabby looking car-
People who live alone never get
very well acquainted with them-
Ir would be hard to convice a spi-
der that there is any honey in a rose-
Claiming to love God and shed-
ding 110 blood for the good of nie.i is
The man who knows God only with
his head will never trust him with
The 11 rat mile toward the pit gen-
erally looks as though it led straight
Ir would puzzle an onion to under-
stand what there is about a rose that
Til.: man is a fool who expects to
prosper when h knows that God is
The moment a man can see that
all is vanity he loses his desire to
own the earth.
The devil genera ly walks home
with the man who goes to church
w.tliout praying for the preacher.
FLY LONG DISTANCES
Some Remarkable Records That Have Bee^n
Made by Carrier Pigeons.
While wireless telegraphy has many
advantages and will benefit many peo-
ple yet there is a line in which the
magic of Signor Marconi is making
itself felt at once, and very seriously.
That is in the matter of carrier or
homing pigeons. These very interest-
ing little bird.s have lost their occupa-
tion as a result of the discovery and
will shortly he out of business en-
The wireless has been perfected
enough to do the work that formerly
ti A 5 FLOIVH 300 HUE 5 A
DAY flAHY A Tint.
Uses of Cotton Seed Oil.
Last year thcr^ was probably 1,250,-
000 tuns of seed crushed. (Jut of
thisseed there were obtained 1,000,-
ooo bar re s of oil, of tills amount
it Is estimated by Pharmaceutical
Era that 000 barrels are used Jin
Chicago for making lard, arid bt.
Lo is, Kansas City, and Omaha are
credited with about -OO.OUO in mak-
ing the same product. A comparison
of the statistics of lard production
and cotton-seed oil consumption
might show interesting results as Ito
the composit on of tiie former. About
20,wo barrels of cotton oil are used
on the coast of Maine to pack sar-
dines, and probably from on, 000 to
100,000 barrels are used by soap-
makers in the manufacture of toilet
soaps. About 250,000 barrels go to
Rotterdam, Holland, for making but-
ter, and large quantities goto south-
ern Europe for mixing with the pu:e
(?) olive oils exported from Mar-
seille, Trieste, and other Mediteran-
nean ports. Although this oil is not
to Lo preferred for illuminating pur-
poses on account of its containing too
much KUin, considerable of the
cheaper grades is u^ed for such pur-
poses. The use of this article upon
its own merits is, however, rapidly
increasing. It is already extensively
used in Latin countries as a cooking
grease, and several American manu-
facturers are advertising it lor culin-
ary purposes, j
gave these pigeons their chief occupa-
tion, flying at sea, and already reports
are coming from different sections of
the country that a number of big pig-
eon lofts have been put on the market.
At the Brooklyn navy yard and at
Norfolk where the government former-
ly kept over a thousand very highly
bred homers, a bargain sale has been
held and the birds disposed of to the
highest bidders. There are no lofts in
Charlestown yard, but the opinion over
there is that as far as the navy is con-
cerned, at least, the days of the carrier
pigeon are over.
The lofts at the Brooklyn yard have
long been the pride of certain officers
in the navy, and are well known and
much talked of in every locality where
homers are kept. The sale of these
birds was a great blow to the fanciers
in the navy, and although they pro-
tested, nothing could be done to save
Some of the birds were bought by
the naval officers who were fond of
them and others were taken in various
parts of the country.
From the standpoint of a fancier and
breeder this new condition of affairs is
distressing, inasmuch as they have
lost one of the chief markets for their
birds. The government was a very
good customer and took many hun-
dreds of the birds each year paying
good prices for thein, generally what-
ever they were asked. Now that mar-
ket is closed.
It is a well-known fact that only a
small proportion of those who own
homing pigeons fiy them for commer-
ing fleets that sail from B s on, a num-
ber of lumbering camps in Maine and
in the South and some shipyards on
the great lakes.
Perhaps the largest owner outside of
the government is a large private plan-
tation in western North Carolina,
whose owner is a New Yorker by tax-
ation. This gentleman has extensive
cotes in New Jersey and in North Car-
olina and frequently flies his birds
back and forth, carrying business and
personal messages. The distance is not
quite 600 miles, and he has several
birds which can make it between sun-
rise and sunset.
In Boston there are numbered among
the aristocratic members of the pigeon
inhabitants several very distinguished
homing pigeons, which have achieved
remarkably long distances. They had
all of them hoped to serve their coun-
try as messengers during war or peace,
but have been prevented by Sig. Mar-
coni and his invention, and are now
doomed to go the rounds of the pigeon
shows and live the rest of their lives
taking blue ribbons.
The birds are owned by a man out
in Medford, C. E. Twombly, and have
become well known in the country and
in Canada. The most noted of the lot
is known as "Number 71," which has
made a very remarkable performance.
It was sent to Flint, Mich., two years
ago in the spring and came home to
Medford over territory that was en-
tirely unknown to him in the wonder-
fully short space of seven days.
The bird was flown under the regu-
lations of the New England federation
an authority on homers, said that the
breeding <>t the birdB for the market
would be very seriously affected by the
introduction of wireless telegraphy,
for by it the very thing that the pigeon
was intended to accomplish would b«
brought about much better, and with
less expense and more surety.
"The training of a pigeon Is diffi-
cult," said Mr. Twombly. "It has to
be taught to fly from small distances
at first and then gradually brought up
to the longer flys. They have to know
their home thoroughly and to learn
the landmarks near it in all directions.
Then, with their wonderful sight and
their ability to fly in an exactly straight
line without swerving and their knowl-
edge of direction and natural aptitude
for picking out the right quarter ol
the compass, they can fly in from a
very long distance.
'While the 'wireless' may hurt our
business, I guess there won't be a very
remarkable falling off in pigeons for
there are some of us who could not get
along without a homing pigeon about."
TILDEN AND HIS WINES.
Among Kurojieau Pine
A new disease has atta Iced the
pine forests o. a certain locality in
Alsace, and from Strasbourg comes
the information that the pine forests
.of Grendelbruch, a village situated
at the foot of the famous castle of
Guirbaden, have been entirely de-
stroyed. No remedy has so far been
discovered to stay tne destructive
malady. At lirst it was thought that
to cut oil the diseased branches would
stop the ravages, but this has been
found insufficient, because it does
not show itself until the branches
are hopelessly diseased. The torests
ol Grendelbruch have been \ isited by
a number ol prominent scientists
from France and Germany, and Prof.
Scliwutzof i'bersfeld, i^ now exam-
ining diseased branches, but so far
without results.—St. Louis Post-Dis-
f LEW 300 MIL£5 IN 10 HRS
cial purposes, or make use of them
solely for their abilities to get home
from a great distance. The bird is a
pel. or rathpr a valuable animal of the
-amp type as other prize winners and
are flown merely for their owners'
But on the other hand, there are
many concerns which own them and
use them strictly for business reasons,
notably the weather bureau, some fish-
for homing pigeons and was counter-
marked by a private band of that or-
ganization. Since Its remarkable fly
the bird has done numbers of smaller
ones and has made a record for speed.
A cote mate of number "71" is an-
other very celebrated pigeon known to
fame as "Number 10." This bird be-
gan as a youngster and flew away from
his cote on many mysterious missions
of which no one knew the destination.
Its owner kept a very sharp watch over
him for fear that in its anxiety to test
its long distance powers it would get
lost. Wrhen the bird was 11 months
old it was liberated in Telsonburg,
Ont., and flew to Lawrence, Mass., a
distance of 535 miles, in one day.
Covering the distance between the two
cities in far better time than one could
do it even though he traveled on the
fastest express train that he could get.
The trip was made at an age when
the homing pigeons are not supposed
to do very much long distance flying,
and the performance is all the more re-
markable on this account.
"Number K, 57261," a member of the
same distinguished family which
claims the other two, is noted as a ra-
cer, and has a record of 50 miles an
hour for a distance of over 500 miles.
All these birds were born and bred
in Medford and are numbered among
the most valuable pigeons in the coun-
try. They are direct descendants of
famous Belgian stock and have a pedi-
gree as long as any of the descendants
of the Mayflower.
Mr. Twombly. who is well known as
lie Wax a Good Judge or Them, but
I)l*pen ed Them Sparingly.
Samuel J, Tiiden was never regarded
as a man of wit. He was too busy with
serious problems during his long life
to indulge often in humor, but that he
had the sense of the ludicrous was oft-
en attested. He was an expert Judge
of wines and his cellar was choicely
stocked. When dining out, however,
he had a little way of measuring by
the taste of his guest and order'ng ac-
cordingly. The late Col. John R. Fel-
lows noted this trait, and once when
dining with Mr. Tiiden saw that aa
usual the sage of Greystone had or-
dered a small bottle of an ordinary
-brand for his plate and a very choico
vintage for himself. Mr. Tiiden was
called away from the table for a mo-
ment and the colonel deftly shifted
the bottles. When Tiiden lifted his
pint to pour out the wino his eye quick-
ly noted the difference, but he got out
of the difficulty nicely. "Here, waiter,"
he said, "you have made a mistake in
my wine. I want the same kind Col.
A certain politician, still eminent but
not refined, made Mr. Tiiden a business
call at his Gramercy Park mansion.
Wishing to be particularly nice to him,
the old gentleman got out a bottle of
Johannisberger Schloss, the rarest of
Rhine wines, and began to decant tho
contents into a minute glass, sniffing
the savor of the juice and taking great
pains to indicate that a treat was com-
ing. A tray with some large glasses
was at hand. The politician reached
foi one, and, rrasping the precious bot-
tle by the neck, dumped half the con-
tents into it and drank it all at one
gulp. Mr. Tiiden eyed him malevo-
lently and did not try to prolong th«
visit. When the door closed behind
the guest he said with a snap:
D~~n him- The next time hi
comes I'll give him beer."
Marriage by Asue.sment.
Marriage is admittedly always a haz-
aid, but in Servia it has been made the
basis of a novel variation on the usual
modes of speculation. There societies
for providing bonuses on marriage
were formed and flourished to such an
extent as to greatly accelerate the mar-
riage rate. The funds were obtained
on the assessment system, and as
many members who got a bonus and a
bride abruptly stopped their contribu-
tions, the aspiring celibate subscribers
who were left found their obligations
increasing more rapidly than is the ex-
perience of most married men. Conse-
quently liquidation has set in among
these companies with great severity,
and the boom in matrimony is likelv
to be followed by a slump.
E*pr gSed Ills Gratitude.
King Edwara recently presented a
medal to James Haylett of the English
life-saving corps in recognition of half
a century's service. "I hope you will
live to be a hundred, and then go to
heaven," said Haylett. Whereat hi.
majesty laughed heartily.
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