Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, August 12, 1910 Page: 3 of 8

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TI hi .is Anlmdre* anil Ilonry Maine
<"it vw .I upon intrigui- \vli«-n the
puv rnoiN of N« rtlf and South Carolina
m:. i "• |U:mv|. 1. (lliswold
« 11 i • s himself with i! what a <).sborn \
daugh'. i of tlif Kovrrnor of South Caro-
lina. while Anlniurt . spoimfs the cause of
Jerry I >anui*rflpltJ. ilauRlitrr of the gov-
ernor «'f North "'arolina. These two ladies
nr * trying to fill Hip shot's of their fa-
thers. 'while tli<- latter are missing. Both
states are in a turmoil over on<; Apple-
weight, ati outlaw with great political in
flurip • Unaware of each other's posi-
tion both OriHwold ami Ardmore set out
1o make tin* otln-r prosecute, lioth have
Ton es s' outing tie* border. Griswold cap-
tur S Vpph w.ight, hut Jerry finds him
and takes him to Ardsley. her own pris-
oner Griswold and Barbara, while in-
vestigating the outlaw's disappearance,
me< t Ardmore "and Jerry, the latter re-
veals the presence of Appleweight at
Ardsley. Ardmore arrests a man on his
property who says lie is Gov. Osborne.
Mfiinu iiile another man is arrested as
Appleweight ! ■> the South Carolina mil
itla. The North Carolina militia is called
into action Wl .-n Gillingwater. Jerry's
flan e finds that real war Is afoot, he
On the Road to Turner's.
"Who goes there?"
"A jus "
"What kind of a jus?"
"A little brown jug from Kildare."
Thus Mr. Thomas Ardmore tosted
his pickets with a shibboleth of his
own devising. The sturdy militiamen
of North Carolina patroled the north-
ern hank of Raccoon creek at mid-
night, aware that riotous flood alone
separated them from their foes.
The terraces at Ardsley bristled with
the guns of the First Light battery,
•while, upon a cot in the wine cellar
beneath, Mr. Hill Appleweight, 'alias
Poteet, slept the sleep of the just.
He was rudely aroused, however, at
one o'clock in the morning by Ard-
more, Cooke and Collins, and taken
out through the kitchen to one of the
Ardsley farm wagons. Big Paul held
the reins, and four of Cooke's detect-
ives were mounted as escort. Ard-
more. Coake and Collins were to ac-
company the party as a board of
strategy in fehe movement upon Tur-
ner Court House. South Carolina.
Appleweight, the terror of the bor-
<! m\ blinked at the lanterns that flash-
ed about him in the courtyard. He
had been numbed by his imprison-
ment. and even now he yielded him-
self docilely to the inevitable. His
capture in the first instance at Mount
Nebo had been clear enough, and he
could have placed his hand on the
men who did it if he had been free
for a couple of hours. This he had
pondered over his solacing solitaire as
lie snt on the case of Chateau Bizet
in.the Ardsley wine cellar; but the
subsequent events had been altogeth-
er too much for him. He had been
taken from his original captors by a
fcirl, and while the ignominy of this
was not lost on the outlaw, his wits
"had been unequal to the further fact,
which he had no ground for disbe-
lieving, that this captivity within the
walls of Ardsley had been due to a
daughter of that very governor of
North Carolina whom he had counted
his friend
"The road between Kildare and Tur-
ner's is fairly good," announced Cooke,
"though we've got to travel four miles
to strike it Griswold evidently thinks
that bblding the Cre< k is all there is
of this business, and he won't find
out till morning that we've crawled
round his line and placed Appleweight
in til at Turner's, where lie belongs."
"You must have a good story ready
for the press. Collins," said Ardmore.
"The North Carolina border counties
don't want Appleweight injured, and
Gov Dangerfield don't want any harm
to <on;e to him—you may be suit of
that, or Bill would have been doing
time long ago."
"C'ntl' itVn. it was very impolite
of you not to tell me you were ready
to start!" and Jerry came briskly
from the side entrance, dressed for
the saddle and nibbling a biscuit.
"But you are not to go! I thought
that was understood!" cried Ardmore
"It may have be^n understood by
you. Mr. Ardmore, but not by me! I
should never forgive myself If. after
nil the trouble I have taken to
straighten out this little matter, I
phould not be in at the finish. Will
you kindly get me a horse?"
Miss Dangerfield's resolution was
not to be shaken, and a few minutes
later the party moved out from the
courtyard. Cooke . rode several hun-
dred yards ahead; then two detectives
X receded the wagon, in which Apple-
weight r.at on a cross-seat with two
more of Cooke's men on a seat just
behind him He was tied and gagged
and an old derby hat (supplied 'by
Paul) had been clapped upon the side
of his head at an angle that gave
i derment, resignation and Impotent
rage. Beside the wagon rode Miss
Jerry Dangerlleld. alert and con-
tented. Ardmore and Collins were im-
nv diately behind her. and she in-
: tiulgeu the j:>urnall%t in sot -j mild
I chaff from time to time, to his in
finite delight, though considerably to
Ardmore's distress of heart: for,
though no words had passed between
him and Jerry as to the disgraceful
flight of the adjutant general, yet the
master of Ardsley was in a jealous
mood. The moon had left the cons pi r-,
ators to the softer radiance of the
stars, but there was sufficient light
for Ardmore to mark the gentle
lines of Jerry's face, as she lifted it
now and then to scan the bright
globes above.
Paul drove his team at a trot over
the smooth road of the estate to a re-
mote and little-used gate on the south-
ern si'de, but still safely removed from
the South Carolina pickets along the
"It's all right over there," remarked
Collins*, jerking his head toward the
creek. "Tho fronting armies are
waiting for morning and battle. I sup-
pose that when we send word to (iris
wold that Appleweight is in a South
Carolina jail it will change the scene
of operations. It will then be Gov.
Osborne's painful task to dance be-
tween law and-order sentiment and
the loud cursing of his border con-
stituents. The possibilities of this
rumpus grow on me, Ardmore."
"There is no rumpus, Mr. Collins,"
said Jerry over her shoulder. "The
governor of North Carolina is merely
giving expression to his civic pride
and virtue."
Leaving Ardsley, they followed a
dismal stretch oL road until they
reached the highway that connects
Turner's and Kildare.
"It's going tb be morning pretty
soon. We must get the prisoner into
Turner's by five o'clock. Trot 'ein up,
Paul," ordered Cooke.
They were all in capital spirits,
with a fairly good road before them,
leading straight to Turner's, and with
no expectation ot any trouble in land
ing their prisoner safely in jail.
They were well into South Carolina
territory now, and were jogging on at
a sharp trot, when suddenly Cooke
turned back and halted the wagon.
"There's something coming—wait!"
"Maybe Bill's friends are out look
ing for him," suggested Collins.
Cooke impatiently bade them be
"If we're accosted, what shall we
say?" he asked.
"We'll say," replied Jerry instantly,
"that one of the laborers at Ardsley
is dead, and that we are taking his re-
mains to his wife's family at Turner's.
I shall be his grief-stricken widow."
The guards already had Apple-
weight down on the floor of the
and a!r goin' back honr* to Kildare,"
came the reply. 0
' That * eems all right," whispered
Ardmore to Collins.
"Thus." ^muttered Collins, "in the
midst of death we an* in life." ami
this, reaching Jerry, caused h r to#i
bend over the corpse at her feet as
though in a convulsive spasm of sor
row, w hereupon, to add color to their
story, Paul rumbled off a few consola
tory sentence in German.
"Give us the road!" commanded
Cooke, and without further parley
they started ahead, closing about tho
wagon to diminish, as far as possible,
the size of the caravan. Paul kept
the horses at a walk, as became their
sad errand, and Jerry continued to
weep dolorously.
They passed the horsemen at a
slight rise in the rolling road. The
party bound 1'yr Turner's moved stead
ily forward, the horsemen huddled
about the wagon, with Jerry's led
horse between Ardmore and Collins
at the rear. At the top of the knoll
hung the returning dancers, well trv
the left of the road, permitting with
dtie n sp< ct t he pa sing of t he fufler-
il party. One of them, Ardmore could
have sworn, lifted his hat until tho
wagon had passed. Then some one
ailed good night, and, looking back.
Ardmore saw them- a dozen men, he
judged—regain the road and quietly
resume their journey toward Kildare.
Pretty peaceable for fellows
who've been attending a dance," sug-
gested Collins, craning his neck to
look after them.
One fellow lifted his hat as we
passed, and I thought—"
"Well, what did you think, Mr. Ard-
more?" demanded Cooke impatiently.
"Well, it may seem strange, but I
thought there was something about
that chap that suggested Grissy."
They paused to allow Jerry to re-
sume her horse, and one of the de-
tectives joined in the conference to
venture his opinion that the men they
had passed were in uniform. "They
looked like militia to me," and as he
was a careful man, Cooke took note
of his remark, though he made no
But as they moved on toward Tur-
ner's, Ardmore was still troubled over
what had seemed to him the remark-
able Parisian courtesy , of the return-
ing reveler who had lifted his hat as
the corpse passed. Grissy, he kept
saying over and over to himself, was
no fool by any manner of means, and
he was unable to conjecture why the
associate professor of admiralty,
known to be detached on special duf.y
for the governor of South Carolina,
should be riding to Kildare, unless h*
contemplated some coup of impor-
The stars paled under the growing
light of the early summer dawn. Ap-
pleweight, with shoulders wearily
drooping, contemplated the attending
cortege with the gaze of one who sul-
lenly accepts a condition he does not
in the least understand.
A few early risers saw the strangn
company enter and proceed to the
jail; but before half the community
had breakfasted, Bill Appleweight, the
outlaw, was securely locked in jail in
Turner Court House, the scat of Min-
go county, in the state of South Caro-
lina, and the jailer, moreover, was
sharing the distinguished captive's
Great Conclave Presided Over by Acting Grand
Master Melish—Wonderful Parade Through
Elaborately Decorated Streets Is the
Most Spectacular Feature.
Sturdy Militiamen Patroled the
Northern Bank of Raccoon Creek
wagon, where one of them sat on his
feet to make sure he did not create
a disturbance. At her own sugges
tion Jerry dismounted and climbed
into tfte wagon, where she sat on the
side board, with her head deeply
bowed as though in grief.
"Pretty picture of a sorrowing wid
ow," mumbled Collins. Ardmore
punched him in the ribs to make him
stop laughing. To the quick step of
walking horses ahead of them was
Chicago —Marching to the ;nusic of
forty-two bands anil the almost equal
ly melodious cheers of hundreds of
thousands of their relatives, friends
find admirers, some r 0,000 Knights
Templar took part August 9 In the
greatest parade ever held by the or
dei;. Their waving plumes and fine
uniforms were fittingly set ofl by the
beautiful decorations of the streets and
buildings, and the scene was one that
will not soon be forgotten by those
who were fortunate enough to witness
This magnificent parade was the
climax, in a spectacular way, of the
thirty-first triennial conclave of
Knights Templar, which opened here
on Sunday, Aug. 7. In accordance
with the time honored custom of the
grand encampment, the doings of the
week began with divine service.
Begin With Divine Serv'ce.
The sir knights Selected Orchestra
hall for this purpose and entirely filled
now added the whisper and creak of j p<-'rnicious thing, Amis tin
"Hello, there!" yelled Cooke, fish-
ing to take the initiative.
"Hey-O!" answered a voice, and all
was still.
"Give up the road; we're taking a
body into Turner's to catch the morn-
ing train," called Cooke.
"Who's dead?"
"One of Ardmore's Dutchmen. Ship-
ping the corpse back to Germany."
The party ahead of them paused as
though debating the case.
The north-bound party was a blur
in the road Their horses sniffed "and
moved restlessly about as their riders
"Give us the road!" shouted Cooke.
"We haven't much time to catch our
' Who did you say was dead?"
"Karl Schmidt," returned Paul
Ardmore's heart sank, fearful lest
an inspection of the corpse should be
proposed ^
Stewardship of Wealth.
There is no people in the world like
the American in the number of men
and women who look upon their title
to wealth as involving stewardship and
disposition of income and principal
for public ends. During the last 17
years the amount of gifts, in sums of
$.-,,000 or more, to religious, educa-
tional, philanthropic and civic causes,
has been many millions over a billion
dollars, the record for the year just
closing amounting to $141,250,000, or
$40,000,000 more than during any pre-
vious year. Add to this the enormous
sura that is given each year in sums
smaller than $5,000, given either as
regular contributions to religious, edu
cational and charitable causes, or left
as bequests for the same "uplift" ends,
and it begins to appear why the agita-
tor against wealth, as in of itself a
lavorable to his revolutionary
propaganda than be wishes it were
But at this moment a wall,
eerie and heart breaking, rose and fell
dismally upon the night. It was Jer-
The Eggman In Philadelphia.
A young farmer from Clemen ton, N
J., was selling eggs at the corner of
Fourth and South «treets when a bar-
te'nder walked up to him and asked
him the price of a dozen eggs. The
farmer answered: "Forty cents a
dozen," and as there was an extra e,*<s
in the dozen he wanted three cents
extra, but the bartender wanted it
"thrown in with the bargain.
"Well," said the one vn ho sella the to the grand master
Acting Grand Master Melish.
the body of that hall to listen to a
sermon on "Templarism" delivered by
Rev. Dr. George H. MacAdam of Mad I
son, Wis., In the absence of Sir Knight
George C. Rafier of Cheyenne, Wyo.,
very eminent grand prelate of the
grand encampment. The music was
in charge of the grand organist of the
grand comiuandery of Illinois, the
choir consisting of several male quar-
tets belonging to the order in this
state. The Grand Encampment of the
United States marched to the hall es
corted by sir knights of the various
commanderies of Cook county, com
manded by Benjamin S. Wilson, chair
man of the escort committee. In many
of the leading churches of the city
speeial services were held which were
attended by visiting knights and their
Monday was devoted mainly to the
receiving of the grand and subordinate
commanderies and escorting them to
their hotels. It is estimated that fully
100,000 visitors came with the knigh;s
and that about 300,000 other excur-
sionists have flocked to the city this
week In consequence of the conclave.
Of course every hotel was thronged
and thousands of the visitors found
quarters in private residences.
On Monday evening all the local
and visiting commanderies kept open
house at their respective headquar-
ters, and many oi the visitors found
their way to the various amusernen
parks and the theaters.
Parade of The Knights.
The "grand parade" of Tuesday was
the largest parade of KnigM . Templar
ever held. The preparations were
elaborate and Michigan boult vnrd was
most elaborately decorated The sir
knights formed in line of tn;) - n
the boulevard south of Thirty first
street, and signal to move was giv n
by the guns of Battery B, I N (. the
detacbm< nt for the purpose being
composed of Knights Templar all of
whom are members of the battery
The same detachment fired the salute
parade passed before another review-
ing stand in which were Mayor Busse,
the city council and the park commis-
Beautiful "Templar Way."
At Washington street the marchers
turned wtst to State, where they en-
tered on the "Templar Way." This
stretch extended from Randolph to
Van Buren street and was made beau-
tiful by a handsome arch and massive
Corinthian columns of pure white
erected thirty-three feet apart on both
sides of the street. Festoons of natur-
al laurel connected the columns, and
the bright red cross and the shield
and coat of arms of the order were
prominent in the scheme of decora-
Moving south to Jackson boulevard,
the knights again turned west, and
near the federal building passed be-
fore yet, another reviewing stand
which accommodated Governor Deneen
and his staff. Marching north on I>a-
Salle street, the parade passed be-
neath the grand commandery arch of
pure white which spanned the street
it the La Salle hotel, the headquarters
of the grand commandery of Illinois.
This was a beautiful structure de-
V-ned by one of Chicago's most fa-
mous sculptors. Upon Its top stood
the figures of mounted knights four-
teen feet high. At the new city hall
on Washington street the parade was
dismissed, after marching forty three
Care For the Marchers.
Everything that could be thought
of for the comfort of the paraders and
the spectators was done by the local
committees. In nearly every block
along the line of march were station-
ed physicians who were also knights
templar, with trained nurses and
equipment for emergency cases. In
addition, emergency hospitals to be
kept open daj and night during the
conclave were established at many
points in the center of the city, and
at the West Side ball park which waa
selected as the place for the competi-
tive drills.
Wednesday and Thursday were the
days set apart for the drills lor which
handsome trophies are awarded, and
hand concerts, sight seeing and many
receptions were on the program.
Entrancing Scenes at Night.
The scene In the streets at night
was especially beautiful, for all the
arches, festoons and columns of the
decorative scheme were brilliantly il-
luminated, and on State street, in ad-
dition to the "Templar Way," the mer-
chants had put up decorations that
transformed the great shopping dis-
trict Into a veritable fairly land.
Undoubtedly the most spectacular
feature of the night display was the
wonderful electric set piece erected
in Grant park on the lake front, re-
producing in colossal size the official
emblem or badge of the conclave It
was 150 feet high and its 5,000 power-
Oklahoma Dire; t >ry
MAGiilfiEiiV" *•'' "" =*■
V. • fet.r
Southwestern Manufacturing Co.
now knocking All wh > s-*ek a professional
life work should investigate the science of
Third and Broadway OKLAHOMA CITY. 0ILA.
The Discriminating
Woman Demands
FreokHeater on her
toilet taKe. It is aj.ioa
cream so emulate, ho
effective that It has
come u necessity. It Is
beauty for your asking.
Two Hi/es—50o and 2f>c.
V AO Dealers
Baker-Wheeler Mfg. Co., Dallas, Tex.
liquor, "I will take the egg and treat
you to a drink."
"All right," said the farmer. When
they came to the tavern he was asked
what he would drink, to which he re-
plied :
"Well, 1 alius drink sherry with an
egg in it."
And they say farmers buy gold
bricks.—Philadelphia Times.
Rice Market Yields $200,000,000
The world's market for rice, meas
ry mourning her dead husband, her I uring this market merely by'the im-
slight figure swaying back and forth ports of the principal countries "f th«
over his body in an abandon of grief, world, amounts to from 1150,000,00#
"De poor vidow—she be mit us,"
called out big Paul, forsaking his us-
ual excellent English for guttural dia
"Who are you fellows?" demanded
Cooke, spurring his horse forward.
The horsemen, to his surprise, seemed
to draw back, and he heard a voice
speak out sharply, followed by a re-
bim a Jaunty air belled by his bonds | grouping of the riders at the side of
Tim jell his tongue was silenced, his tile road
eves were at once eloquent of woe- j "We been to a dance at Turner's.
to $200,000,000 per annum. The im
ports of rice Into the principal conn
tries of Europe In the latest available
year amounted to about $S1!,000.000
value; into Asia and Oceanica. JS8.
000,000; into North and South Anier
lea, exclusive of the United States.
$ U,000,000, and into Africa," $6,000,000
Hunchbacks In Spanish Town.
One town in Spain has one hunch
bad; to every U inhabitants.
Marching northward In Michigan
boulevard, the parade passed, near
Hubbard court beneath an entrain—
arch built in the form of an ancient
battlement with Its towers and tur
rets. This was intended to represent
the entrance to the city, and as the
column passed under it, buglers sta-
tioned on its heights heralded the ap
proach of each grand division
Next the fcnights came abreas' of
the first grand stand, one-half mile in
length, and this needed no decora
Hons, for It was filled to its capacity
mAlnly with ladies whose beautiful
summer costumes made It like a vast
garden. About nO.OOO persons were In
this Immense stand, as at its center
waa a gorgeous throne on. which ;it
the acting grand matter, William
Brdmwell Melish of Cincinnati, who
became head of the order on Hie re
cent death of Grand Maste: Henry W
Rugg of Providence, K I Mr. Melish
will be regularly elected grand master
before the close of tho conclave.
■ Just north of the'Art Institute the
( liruitk* I W-«
I lot*rs,Scrofulous V l«-rr*.Yarl«'i s« I In-
dolent I leerx. Merrtirlal l'lr T«.\\ 1 H«* Sw*ll-
ItiC.Millt I «• ti. I «• v«' r Sor«*H. ill old
Ullarr. lljiuaiUOf - I .i* A 1-1.KN . 1 «>yt. A'J.St I'ttU l.MiUO.
Party Tickets Had Changed Somewhat
Since the Old Gentleman
Handed Out Advice.
Everybody who had known old
Henry admired him for the charity of
his tongue when he spoke of his
neighbors. It was his most mnrked
characteristic—except the independ-
ence which he manifested In his po-
litical affiliations. It made a young
man who was visiting in the neighbor
hood curious, and one day he man-
aged to lead up to the subject and
ask tlie old man what bad taught him
to keep such a good watch on his
"it was my father," replied the old
man, quietly. "A splendid man, as I
remember him. He always disliked
to hear folks gosslpplng unkindly
about each other. I've seen him, when
they 1)1 gall it, get on Ills feet, just like
a cow grazing and gradually working
toward a hole In the fence, and be-
fore any one knew it he'd be out of
the room, so's he couldn't hear 'em.
"lie talked to me about It. 'Henry,'
he'd say, 'when you're of age never
say anything about a man if you can't
say good of him, and always vote the
straight party ticket'."
"Ilut you don't vote that way."
"Well, sir," said Henry, "you se«
my father said the straight party tick-
et, and when I came along to vote,
I lie pesky thing had got so crooked
that I don't believe he'd have recog-
nized II."
It Wouldn't Stretch.
The assessor was doing the very
best he could, but the farmor was
shrewd and wary.
"How many acres of farming land
have you?" he Inquired warily.
" 'ltout 20. I guess," said Reuben.
"Twenty! Why, It looks to me llks
nearer 120. Come, now, can't you in-
crease that a little? There are surely
more than 20 acres in that tract. Sup-
pose you stretch that a little "
"Say, feller," said the farmer, "this
flin t no rubber plantation."—Harper's
119 Years Old When He Died.
Paddy Hlake, who was born at Bal-
Vvglr. cn, parish of Kilnasoolagh, Coun-
ty Clare, Ireland, 119 years ago, has
died In the CorOfln Union hospital.
Paddy had a clear memory of events
that happened a hundred years ago
and was one of those who went to see
Daniel O'Connell passing through Hun-
ratty Pike on his way to Ennis for
the great election of 1828.
Not Really Famous.
"Did ho ever attain real eminence?"
"I don't think so Ho was never
looked on as the 'hope of the white
race ' "—Detroit Free i'rei-s
You have got to know a business be-
fore you can make a success of it
Grand Generalissimo MacArthur.
(ill electric lights of varied colors
brilliantly Illuminated all that part of
the city.
Much of the success of the conclave
must be attributed to the effortB of
John I) Cleveland, grand commander
of Illinois and president ol thy tri-
ennial executive committee Arthur
MacArthur of Troy, N. ^ . is the very
eminent grand generalissimo of the
grand encampment and W Prank
Pierce of San Francisco the grand
captain general.
Among the most noted of the visit-
ing masons from other lands are The
Right Hon. the Earl of Euston, pro
grand master of the great priory of
Kngland and Wales; the Lord Athluni
ney, past great constable; Thomas
Fr:iser, great marshal. R. Newton
i rail", past great herald; F. « Van
I Inzer, past great standard bearer;
H. .1 Homer, acting grand master ban-
ner bearer; John Fergueson, past pre-
-eptor of England and Wales, and the
Right Hon Luther 13. Archibald. "">st
eminent grand master of the frreat
nrtory of Canada, and ofllcial staH
No Trouble—
A Saucer,
A little Cream,
T oasties
right from the box.
Breakfast in a minute,
and you have a meal as
delightful as it is whole-
Post Toasties are crisp
and flavoury g olden-
brown, fluffy bits that al-
most melt in the mouth.
"The Memory Lingers"
BattleCr^ek. Mich.

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Fox, J. O. Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, August 12, 1910, newspaper, August 12, 1910; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110428/m1/3/ocr/: accessed April 16, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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