Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, August 5, 1910 Page: 6 of 8
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Work will commence Boon on a cot-
ton oil mill in Oklahoma City to cost
A petition asking for the commis-
sion form of government lias been tiled
with Mayor Edwards at Chickasha.
People are holding on to their real
estate in and around Custer City. Oil
has been struck there at a depth of
The census office recently announced
populations as follows: Bryan county,
Oklahoma, 29.852; Durant, 5,320; Wau-
rika, Jefferson county, 8,928.
Peaches twelve Inches In circum-
ference and weighing thirteen ounces
each were raised on Ihe Clarenco Tur-
ner place, near Muskogee.
At a special meeting of the county
commissioners of Creek county, con-
tracts were let for 2G bridges to be
built within the next ninety days.
Hinton has a farmers' union gin
that Is so prosperous it has taken
out all Its old machinery and re-
placed It with new and better.
The first arrest In what is said to
have been a systematic robbing of the
mails at Tahlequah was made when
Jim Fields was taken into custody.
Seventeen out of the thirty-eight
candidates were successful in passing
the recent examinations in Oklahoma
for certificates as registered pharma-
Two fat beeves and a fine thorough-
bred Poland China hog were a part
of the big feast at. the eleventh an-
nual reunion of the Todd and Spauld-
ing families, held on the A1 Todd
ranch, near Muskogee.
George A. Bradley, head of the Brad-
ley Implement house, Muskogee, had
n hemorrhage while seining for fish
In the Arkansas river. He dropped
the seine, cried for help and died
after being taken out of tho water.
Governor C. N. Haskell has granted
a sixty-day parole to S. P. Sanders
of Comanche county, In order that ho
may have an operation performed for
appendicitis, and lo visit his family,
consisting of a wile and ten chil-
Louis Abernathy and his brother,
Temple the Aber; iitli.v ),■: arrival
in Oklahoma City Friday last in their
automobile, completing their long ride
from New York City, whither they
rode horseback and greeted Col.
Sapulpa Is making a bard fight to
secure a recount of tho federal cen-
sus. A sensation was sprung when
It wbb discovered that a colony of
nearly five hundred people, resldlug
in the oil fields near there, had been
overlooked by the enumerators.
There Is a movement on foot be-
tween Oklahoma City, Muskogee and
Tulsa bankers to bring the principal
banking heads of New York City to
Oklahoma In order that they might
become belter acquainted with tho
most widely advertised state In (he
Walter Hodglns of Grand Junction,
Miss Leena Adams of San Fran lsco
and Miss Gladys Carlvle of Chicago
were instantly killed near Grand Junc-
tion, Colo., when a train ran into
their automobile. C. 11. Carmen of
Grand Junction and Thomas Hock,
chaufTfur, were seriously Injured.
James E. Graham of Muskogee has
been appointed sp -i ial a mm ant to At-
torney General Wiekersham to look
after the personal rights of the Semi-
nole Indians. Mr. Graham will re-
move to Wewoka, the capital of tho
Fred V. Kinkade, commissioner to
the United States court of claims and
a young attorney of Ardmore, has been
employed by J. George Wright, United
States Indian Inspector, to take tho
evidence In Ihe Senator Gore bribery
charges at Muskogee.
Muskogee wants to spend half a
million dollars to get the best water
In the state, and the best and cheap-
est method of supplying It. To this
end consulting engineers have been
employed to recommend to the city
council the best of three proposed
plans, all of which contemplate a
gravity pressure and the elimination
of expensive pumping plants.
Shawnee and many other cities In
Oklahoma aro threatened with a wa-
ter shortage. At no time in recent
years has the lack of water for muni-
cipal supply been so general.
The docket for tlie August terta of
the Payne county court has been com-
pleted and is the longest in the his- i
tory of the court. July was a record
breaking month for crime In Payne
county, there having been twenty four
criminal cjisob filed during the first
twenty-six days of the month.
The colored tcachere in their na-
tional association meeting at Okla-
homa City, Okla., elected officers for
the ensuing year, and selected St.
Louis as tho place for the uoxt con-
NOT YET ENDED
A GENERAL STRIKE ORDER TO BE
ALL NEGOTIATIONS OFE
Over 9,000 Miners In Oklahoma Af-
fected—Employees of "Inde-
pendent" Operators Will Not
Be Asked to Cult
Kansas City, Mo.—Negotiations be-
tween miners and coal operators of the
Southwestern territory, which kave
dragged along over a period of exaxct
ly four months, were brought to a
final end here. A general strike or-
der will bo Issued Immediately, ac-
cording to George Manuel, secretary
of the Missouri ditsrlct, and .'10,000 or
more Miners, who have not worked
since the expiration of the old con
tract, April 1, will bo formally on
The conclusion of negotiations came
after the miners Jiad been in session
the greater part of the day Monday,
and had wailed for the operators to
agree to their proposition to hold a
joint ssession, at which a wage scale
based upon w hat is known as the Cin-
cinnati demand, could be discussed.
Conference committees had been ap-
pointed by Ihe miners to meet such
conference committees as the operat-
ors chose to appoint, 13ut the opera-
tors held that by agreement neither
the' operators nor the, miners could
demand a Joint meeting, and would
make no concessions to this request of
Ol' the number of miners affected by
the strike order about 9,500 are In Kan-
sas, about 8, 00 1.1 Missouri,'9,000 in
Oklahoma, and about 3,000 in Arkan-
sas. Some .i.OOil miners In Texas,
though in another district, will be in-
dlretly affected by Ihe strike order,
and this, too, will have an indirect
bsaring upon tho miners in Colorado
and other western states.
At present there are a number of
"Independent" mines in Ibis territory,
that from the beginning have paid Ihe
wa;,e scale asked, and at their mines
there has been no cess ation of work.
They employ approximately 2,800
men, 300 in Mis ouri, about 1,500 in
Kansas and ab nit 1,000 in Oklahom i
and Arlian: as. Employes of these "In-
dependent" < en: eras will not b i a.-ked
to discontinue work.
Insane Man Runs Amuck
San Dego, Calif. Her S. Durlu.m,
R man discharged from tho lirt; depart-
ment six months ago, went to tho out-
skirls of tho city Monday and
turned In an alarm. When the engine
arrived he began shooting. Don Grant,
the driver, was Instantly killed. Cap
tain Sampsell, upon whose complaint
Durham was discharged, was shot
through the lungs, and Guy Elliott, a
hoseman, was shot through tho stom-
ach. Durham ran to Ills home and
beat his wife and baby to death with
a bar of iron. He escaped from his
home but when holly pursued, shot
himself, dying Instantly.
Fires Sweeping Western Forests
Missoula, Mont.—With a wall of
flame eight miles long eating its way
over the Montana-Idaho divide into
this state, with another lire raging at
Ihe liiad of Cedar Creek and still otli-'
ers reported In various sect ions, a cry
fcr help has been raised lu re by the
officials of the forest servce. The Ce-
dar Creek lire is rapidly eating into
the heavy forests of the Trout Creek
district and has spread to such an e\
tent that it will be almost impossible
to stop its progress unit ss more men
can be secured.
VACATION TI fvi E
'Cuiiy rlfclit. 1910.1
DAMAGE TO CORN IS GREAT
AGRICULTURAL BOARD SAYS THE
CROP IS HIT HARD
Cotton Crop Reported as Holding up
Well Under the Unusually Hot
and Dry Weather of
Guthrie, (Mi I a.—The board of: agri-
culture is viewing the drought situa-
beard's report that some of ti
north central and western
counties reported July 25 a loss rang
iag from tiO to 77 per cent, which
pared with June of 21.3 per cent
as against. Ihe decrease of 2". ti per
cent during the same period last year.
Recent rains over the state may help
some of the corn.
Reports from sixty-four out of Ihe
seventy-six counfles reporting give the
Worth, Texas, for burial.
Justice Moody Will Leave Bench
Washington, D. C.—Associate Jus-
tice William 11 Moody of the supreme
court of the rimed Slates has an-
_ nounced that In II probability he will
growing condition of cotton on ^ resign from his ,mured position with-
2a as 8G.1 per cent, as compared with [ ,„ lhe „„xt fl„ .... ,„hs. m , ifl
80.1 p<jr rent last Juno, and with 75.3
a year ago, whirh shows that the crop j lniliatir
lias held tip well under the unusually
>< and <Ii v w iH •
i given as a cau- e for the sudden deter*
Crippen and Companion Arrested
Father Point, Que.—Dr. Hawley . coming
Harvey Crippen and Eth I n >re Le-1 familief
neve, his stenographer, who lied from and returned,
London after tho disapp«;i;anoe of stay until oft
Expecting Race War
Prague, OIi) . Several white men,
fearing violen- from ner;roes at tho
lection, have brought their
here ; rein Okfi:. ' • v.
•d wiih rlfl' to
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Interurban to Be Constructed
Tecumseh, Okla.—The Rapid Transit
Interurban Company has secured from
the city of Tecumseh a franchise and
from the county commissioners of
Pottawatomie county permission to
cross all public roads and highways;
therefore the preliminary work of con-
strutting the line from Tecumseh to
Sulphur will bo commenced at once
and will be speedily pushed on the
part where franchise and permission
has been secured.
Train Dashes Into Burning Trestle
Augusta (Ja.—Charleston & Western
Carolina passenger train ran into a
burning trestle 19 miles from Augusta
on the Spartanburg division. The'en-
tire train was burned. The engineer
and fireman are missing and others
probably are killed.
6hot While Watering Horse
Hartshorne, Okla.—With a bullet
hole in the head, the body of Joe Kvin
lnski has been found in a lake at No. ft
mine here. He left his home to water
his horse and when ho did not return
a search was started and the discov-
ery of his body was made.
Killed In Fight at Ardmore
Ardmore, .Okla. Charles CI inents
is dead here from bullet wounds re-
ceived in a light on the streets. Jake
Lewis was placed in jail. Clements
was wounded three times in the chest
with a 45-caliber gun.
State's Witness Is Killed
Paducah, Kv.—Tom Cooper, a rela-
tive of Milton Oliver, chief witness in
tho night rider cases, to boMried this
fall, has been shot and killed by night
riders. Three of his murderers are
said to be under arreat.
Belle Elmore, the doctor's wife, wer mor has be 11 s* • r-• d to the «
arrested here Sunday aboard the Oi; negroes are ph i uing to try to pre-
nadian Pacific liner Montrose, at the | vent the white men from voting at
command of inspector Dew of Scot the coming ele-ii m on the 'grand-
land Yard. father clause.'*
dressed and on sale in a local meat
market here, weighed an even 200
Airships, Riding and Boating Devices and Band
Festival will Afford Fun and Frchc;
"Canals of Venice" Is New Feature
BIG INCREASE IN POPULATION
Nearly Two Million People in Okla-
Washington, D. C.—The total popu-
lation of the state of Oklahoma, lack-
ing three enumeration districts yet to
be counted, has b?en announced by
the census bureau and is shown to be
1,651,951. This is the most remark
able gain made by any state in the
Union Oklahoma City's gain has
been greater than that of any other
city in the United States. The three
enumeration districts yet to be count-
tion with all optimism possible, and j ed may give tho state a population
as it has about four hundred corre-, of approximately two millions, it is
spondents over the state,-is In a posi- thought. Oklahoma is tho second
tion to speak with authority, it state to be completed by the census
should be remembered, however, that department. The totals will he given
the board's figures are only up to July 1 out 'n 11 '*-lv days.
25, and that the hottest and dryest i T,le population of Oklahoma is 1,-
wi k on record in Oklahoma has in jIj"11. as compared with 1.11 1.1*77,
terver.ed since that time. If the c orn j according to the special census of
crop was 04.1 per cent on July 2.", a.s 1907, showing ;iu increase since 1907
Ihe board estimates, tierce weather of per • ■ nt
last week reduced this percentage j The population of the territory now
greatly. Furthermore, as the boam recognized .is the state of Oklalloma,
points out, this average of 64.1 is the was according to the census of 1900,
average of tne entire state. The mar-'790,391, the population of 1910, repre-
velous percentages of 1)5 and 100 and | senting an increase of 109 per cent.
110 per cent for me eastern counties. Every county in the state with seven
31 in number, aro averaged with the exceptions, increased in population
burned-up western counties to get between 1907 and 1910, many of them
even Ihe low average of t>4.1 per cen' showing an increase of more than 10
of a crop. i per cent in I hat time.
It will also be observed from th- In 32 of t.e counties in the st;:ie,
A "Midway Carnival," vaudeville
productions, airship flights, riding and
boating devices'and a band festival
fairly generalizes the many and varied
amusement attractions at the State
Pair. All attractions are high class
and the best that money can buy.
The Great Patterson Shows com-
prising sixteen separate shows and
two riding devices will be seen in the
Amusement l'ark. The special fea
ture of these shows will be tlio trained
animal show, consisting df well
trained elephants, horses', lions, tigers
The two riding devices will consist
of a steeple chase and a giant Ferris
wheel. Specially noteworthy of all
the Patterson attractions will be two
free acts daily. In ono of these acts,
elephants trained almost to the point
of human Intelligence will entertain
the spectators. In another a man will
descend a spiral tower sixty feet high,
perched fearlessly upon a unlcycle, re-
sembling a bicycle cut In half.
The carnival people will furnish a
high-class band of sixteen picces.
"Canals of Venice," operated with
a plant costing $12,000 is on the list
of permanent attractions this year.
The pljint Is under construction and
will be complete by tho opening of
Patrons of tho attraction will be
furnished a boat ride on a winding
canal which wends its wav through
beautiful scenery, representing places
of interest in Venice, tho beautiful
in addition to' this there will be
boating at the usual place on Fair
be lodged in a specially-constructed
aerodotne on the grounds, where a.
competent olllcial will lecture os th«
mechanism of the upparatus.
The Figure Eight and Carousel *r«T.
too well known by past patrons of tha
Fair to require any special mention.
The American people apparently
never tire of a riding device, a fact
which amusement capitalists have laid
hold of as a permanent stock In trade,.
Tnls attraction is a permanent fea-
ture of tho Fair and Is used exten
sively through the long summe*
months by young and old.
Dividing their time about equally
between performances in the Llv
stock Pavilion and in front of th«
Grand Stand will be The Four l3hikst-
wa Japanese Troupe, The Zamor*
Family, Cordua and Maud, appearing
in special vaudeville. The perform-
ances in the Livestock Pavilion will
be during the progress of tho Firs*
Annual Horse Show at night.
The Four lehlkawa Japanese.
Troupe, the world's greatest equilib-
rists, will appear in original specialty
! feats far above the average vaudeville
. production and without question wll)
lie a daily delight to State Fair goers,.
The costuming is oriental In the ex-
treme and especially rich lu texture
The Zamora Family, clad !n th*
finest costumes money can buy, wll!
appear in a trape'6 trio act Thl®
family has attracted widespread at*
■ention in both America and Europs.
i and is acknowledged as om of th*
greatest aerkl features In the worlda
by first-class theaters and open sli/
p orts fi •,} M • no to California.
great the negro p -illation is more than 1.-
Ill Mil. 1: ■ ' I eli! ' . ti . ,t 1
tion sli'",\ ;ng 10,' :!4. Oklahoma coun-
means practically sin aklng that at this ty has 9,370 n"groes, Wagoner county
date there Is no corn left In those '8,745; Logan county S.2..H and Ok-
counties. j fuskee county 8.091.
Tho Oklahoma state board of agrl-1 ——
culture finds from the reports of Its i Thrown From Horse and Killed
370 township correspondents covering I B0ise City. Okla.—Jack More, aged
all of the seventy-six counties in the g8, a Texas cowbov, was Instantly
state, that on the 25th of July. 1910, kil|P(1 ncar wheless, when he was
tho growing condition of corn was 64.1 thrown bv a horse that he was riding
per cent, as compared with 85.4 last and received a blow on the re hi tem-
June and with 64.3 per cent on July Ipj, that ca(lsecl d„alh The body haa
" 1909, showing a decrease as com- beon Benf to h1s parent8 .„. ,.„rI
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Kills Dear in Peach Orchard No Sleep for Over Two Years
Lawton, Okla. Firing a Winches- Lincoln, Neb.- A. D. Gregg, a real-
tor rille at a dark, shaggy form which! dent of Lincoln for forty years, and
was vigorously shaking peaclic ; from 70 vears old, claims to be the sleep
a large tree iii his orchard four milesIless wander. Fot ten yeara Mr. Gregg
northwest of Cache, one night recent-1 says he has noi slept to evecd 100
ly, C. M. Kelly found his suspicions i hours, and for two and a half years
confirmed when, approaching the fal not a wink of s! cp has he indulged
len form he til 'I n punch 1 in. Members of he family, neighbors
tfticf an Immense black bear, which, and friends vouoi for the truth of his
Perhaps no amusement attraction
on the ground will attract more atten-
tion than the daily flights of the Stro-
bel Airship. Few Oklahon.uis have
seen a successful airship flight not-
withstanding tho fact that aviation
has progn ssed by rapid stages in the
last few years.
The Strobel device is a dirigible air-
ship, similar to those useu in the Itus-
so-Japanese war. Successful flights
were made with ti ls machine Ia?t
y« t ut the State Fair of Arkansas,
tho Tii-State Fair of Memphis, Tcnn.;
Spokane State Fair; lnternatlon; 1
Exposition of San Antonio, Texas,
and tho Fair of Cambridge, N. V. At
iei. ral state expoSi ions the Strobel
Airship has made tour successful an-
Between flights the machine will
Eggs of the Plover
Plovers' eggH will always be found
with their "points to the center, and
are,invariably four in number, and if
disarranged the mother bird speedily
rearranges them. They are among
the most dlfiicult to find, for their
color harmonizes wonderfully with
Drowned in Kansas River
Lawrence, Kas. -Harvey Cox, of
Shoots Sleep Walker for Burglar Llttlp Rock, Ark. James Higgins of
New Orleans. Alma Haer, 20, died Texarkans. Tex., and l.lndsey Sldell of
hero from gunshot wounds received Steeles Hun, West Virginia, all prl-
while walking in her sleep and being vates of Company L, third battalion of
mistaken for a burglar. She was i engineers were drowned In sixteen feet
shot by a night watchmari. The trap of water while swimming in the Kan- [
| dy follow s an attempt to rob the j sas river.
i room of the girl's uncle where she >
was staying. The watchman chal- Woman Kills Self and Husbana
ienged her, and receiving no reply j Denver, Colo —Insane, It Is believed,
opened firo with a shojgun. ! as the result of brooding over ac-
-- j counts of a murder and suicide which
Twenty-three Killed in Race War took place a few days ago In Denver,
Slocum, Te\—Twenty negroes end ^lra- Mabel Eveland shot and killed
three white men are dead h r< as a 'lor husband. Joseph A. Kveland, as i
result of a race riot. '1C '"V 'n bed, and then killed herself
Warranted Heart Whole
"Break an hour's promise In love!
lie that will divido a minute Into a
thousand parts and break but a part
of a thousandth part of a minute in
the affairs of love, it may be said of
him that Cupid hath clapped him o'
the shoulder, but I'll warrant him
Cordua and Maud, known the
"Craze of Europe," a clever team o6
acrobatic artists, will featura a physio
cal strength act that is a. thriller,
Cordua balanced upon one arm on t-
'■ 1 p. <le-:ai, v. h 1' idy neatly poised,
holds In his teeth tho weight of hie
woman partner, fearlessly perohsd
upon a bicycle and swinging clai-.r at
j tlio ground.
Vaiue of Confidence
The proverb nas It that . man'
character is no better than his creed;
! dwarf is v, Ithout a creed and long*
i r ne.'ie. it. is ihe pushing man i.ho>
boasts of a creed and convictions
along with it. The man who has full
confidence in him. ■ :t seldom com^ti
lout, ut ihe short end of the hoin it.
the battle of lifj.
Silk Workers of England
: There were about 30,000 persons em-
; ployed in the siik industry of England,
according to tho latest returns, and at
these over 20,000 were women.
Substitute for Wall Papor
1 Among tlio peculiar substitutes ror
I wall paper is that UB«d in one Of thp
| New l urk art galleries. It is notiiU,*
j but a huge rag carpet of neutral tons,
that covers the entire wall space. "I
had it woven especially for this pur-
pose, said the owner, "and my pic-
tures never had a better
Kansas Minister Jumps Bond
Ottawa, Kas. -The Rev. Wallace M.
nt Marsh appeared and his bondsmen have of. I
,|,« U lie- f'Tiid $50 reward for his arrest.
Four Children Murdered by Mother
Martinez, Calif.— Mrs. Joseph Mel-
to, wife of ono of tho wealthiest stuckey, convicted of abducting Lo-
ri'iicherM In Cinjra Costal county, rt 1 ' -^utheilund, li years old. In Wll-
drowned four of her six children in a "amsburg, Hans., January
small bath tub at her home
Creek, near Bryon. Mrs. Melto is be-
lieved to ti.' I: - at -
Scandal Coming in Steel Probe
Portland Has Suicide Epiden ic Chie.it n, 111. WHoh :-.ile criminal
Portland, Ore. Might people * have prosecutions will shortly bo forced in
committed suicide here In live consec i tho gigantic car repair frauds peine
Iutlve days, or one every 15 hours,. fated so brazenly on the Illinois Con
which Is the longest record over i fal railroad company during the
chronicled In the Portland morgue. J years 1906, 1907, 1908.
For the Gardener
A case for gardeners is as neat as
it is possible to make such a com-
pendium of tools. In It are harbored
a pruning knife, thorn scissors and
fhoso for gathering flowers, nosegay
wire, a measure, a note book and oth-
er convenient Items.
Marriage In Germany
In Germany marriages by any for-
ign consular officer are strictly pro-
hibited—except whore they are spe-
cial treaty stipulations.
though I am bound to admit that th
carpet attracts as much uttentioa u
Cotton for the Chinese
The cotton cloth needed to clothe
'he Inhabitants of China is about eight
Oilton cards. Ths amount would car-
pet a pathway 60 feet wide, from 'the
;111h to the moon or cover one more
The New Way
The practical politician who In •
cruder ritage of his art kissed the b
bles and showered tho women with in
aue compliments, now preserves more
ot Ins self-respect, while aohlevin*
substantially equal results, by tellln*
the fat men they are getting thin and
Puck"*" '"eU lU, > arS goUln* stout -
We imported 378,000 canaries las*
year, which may account for the in.
creased avoirdupois of the domestic
Valet (entering chamber)—I heard
you scream, sir. Wots the blooming
low, s.i . Algy "iou'd better sit up
with me until morning, jawe9. l just
had the awfulest nightmare! I
dreamed I was walking along th
'han 20 miles wide from New York avenue without me walkln'
to Chicago. |James!"—Chicago News.
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