Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1911 Page: 2 of 10
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STATE NEWS NOTES
Murray county baa a good roads
first i.entrant lin iCoast-to.
coast aeroplane contest
The Caddo County Kentucky club
has sixty members.
An electric light plant Is under con.
•traction at Heavener.
Muskogee 1b pushing her fair and
expects It to be a winner.
The Atoka county fair will bo held
at Atoka September 20 and 21.
Tho twelfth annual Sunday school
convention of Payne county will bo
held at Still well September 19 and 20.
Frank Edwards, convicted of tho
murder of William Cray, near Ada, has
been sentenced at Wewoka by Judge
McKeown to be hanged on October 20.
ChErles Brown, a farmer living near
Sasakwa, Is expected to recover though
twenty-four cars of a freight train
passed over his body.
Tom Lackey, 9 years old, of Oarlle,
was serloi y hurt when a shotgun
shell with which he was playing ex-
ploded after he struck a match to it.
The child's sight may be lost.
Frances Itrooker, the 10 year-old son
of J. A. Brooker who resides one mile
north of Minco, Okla., was throv n
from a horse and killed instantly by
the fall. The child never Bpoke.
F. E. Shallenberger, a Tulsa con-
tractor, has unloaded his material and
machinery at Grove to be used to star',
work on the courthouse at Jay, tho
county seat of Delaware county.
Charles Rogers, Jesse Nlckelson and
Edward Kellam, all of bartlesville,
have started off on a walk for Key
West, Flu. The boys are advertising
nothing and tho walk is not made on
a bet. The trip is started "just for
A force of more than one hundred
men is busy working on the excava-
tion for the new reformatory buildings
v«t Granite, under the supervision of
Construction Superintendent J, W.
Ryder. Others are at work on the
Petitions have been printed and are
being circulated In Bartlesville, asking
the recall of Mayor C. A. Lamm and
j. A. Delametter, commissioner of
finance. No cause for the action Is
assigned in the petitions, but the dis-
missal of George E. Schwartzz, chief
of the fire department, tfid Dr. It. E.
Pryor, city physician, Is said to have
caused the starting of the movement.
It Is announced by Dr. Robert F.
Williams, dean of the medical school
of the University of Oklahoma, that
the last two years of the course will be
offered In Oklahoma City, the term to
be opened on October 2. lie sa.VB that
all reports to the contrary are falso.
The first two years will be offered in
Norman, the term opening on Septem-
FIRST DAY a GOOD ONE
travels At Rate-of Forty-five Miles
An Hour and Makes First Stop
At Auburn—Thousands Bid
Ban Francisco, Cal.—With the
steady trade winds of the Pacific at
his back, Robert F. Fowler, the first
aviator to attempt a trans-continental
flight, sped Monday up the fertile Sac-^
ramento valley and landed at 6:36
o'clck Monday evening at the foot of
the white ramparts of tho Sierras,
the conquest of whose sumit may
prove the ultimate test of success or
failure for his attempt. With a brief
halt at Sacramento for oil and gaso-
'line he drove his biplane over the
rolling foothills and landed without a
ilnle untoward incident at Auburn,
Cal., 126 miles from his starting point.
Speeded by a mother's kiss and a
"God bless you," Fowler roBO from
the stadium in Golden Gate park at
1:87 p. in.
Over Berkley, Sulsuan, Cannons
and Elm Ira he sailed. The watches
that checked his progress showed he
was making a steady forty-five tnlles
an hour pace from which he never
As he swept high over the dome of
tho state capitol at Sacramento a roar
from tho thousand massed In Agricul-
tural Park directed him to his landing
pljjce. After a daring spiral be settled
sasily, pulled the cotton from his ears
"Well, I'm here boys. What time
We was told that It was 3:37 o'clock.
He had covered the ninety miles of
the first leg of his journey in two
At 5:55 p. m. he stepped back Into
the scat, signalled to his mechanicians 1
and was oft to the eastward.
Jle covered the eighteen miles from
Sacramento to Rosevllle in nineteen
minutes and twenty-five miles from
rtohevllle to I.oomis in twenty-six min-
utes. He maintalr" ! a speed of fifty-
four miles an hour from Sacramento
to Auburn. It began to grow dark as
he left Newcastle shortly after six
o'clock and he decided to descend at
Auburn rather than risk losing his
way In an attempt to rerfch Colfax,
tho stopping place originally schedul-
TIGHTENING HER GIRTH
(Copyright. 1911. >
A French Newspaper Man Has Recently Reduced Mother Earth's Glrdl#
to 39 Days and 10 Houri.
HEARING UNDER WAY
ON LIVESTOCK RATES
CANDIDATE SENOR MADERO
IS STONED BY MOB
Commissioner Prouty of Interstate
Commerce Commission In Okal.
homa City Hearing Evidence
Mexican Dignity Ruffled By Frenzy
of Discontented and Disap.
point ed Mexican Populace
TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY-
FIVE VOTES TO THE GOOD
FIRST RETURNS WERE WET
Change Comes As a Surprise to
Those Who Had Based Calcu-
lations on Earliest Returns
—Other News of Interest
Oklahoma City.—The biggest Inter- Vera Cruz, Hex.—Francisco I. Ma-
state commerce commission hearlng.in dero, the candidate of the progressive
the history of the central west.and the
southwest, affecting livestock and
MAINE HAS GONE WET
BY A SLENDER MARGIN
Unofficial Returns Show That People
Have Voted Prohibition Section
Out of State Constitution
Portland, Me.—Unofficial returns
lute Monday night indicated that pro-
hibition has been voted out of the con-
stitution of the ilate of Maine by a
majority of abotUt 1.400 votes. About
twenty-five small towns had not been
reported and the vote of these to-
gether with errors incident to the
collection of returns by telephone,
| still left the exact results Ir. osme
doubt. One hundred and twenty thou-
sand voters cast ballots. With the
twenty-five towns missing. Hie vote
was 60,870 for repeal and 50,563
against a change in the constitution
As had been predicted, the cities
were the chief strongholds of the re-
coinpany, of South Hadley Falls Mass '">al fa('"on' 'Mlt majority of 12,000
Mr. Hastings wrote In collaboration the ,otal <ily votc waB llM"'ly K"f'
wiwth Brian Hooker, his classmate .it ,ldent' according to the latest avail-
Yale, "The Professor's Mystery." one ilble r«turn- "ffset u'° voUs of tlu>
packing house products In e^ery ship-
ping center of the district is under
way here before Commissioner G. A.
Prouty, dean i of tho interstate com-
More than three hundred represen-
tatives of railroads, meat packers,
livestock associations, traffic associa-
tions, municipal boards of trade and
other organizations directly or Indi-
rectly interested in the session, are
The hearing cover3 livestock and
packing house products rates from
every shipping center in the central
west, ami southwest, the commerce
commission ordering that an investi-
gation be instituted into the rates
charges, classification, minimum
Portland, Maine.—Revised returns
on the question of the repeal of tho
Mafne prohibitory law show a major-
ity of 295 votes against the repeal of
the law. The total vote stood: For
repeal, 60,216; against repeal 60,511.
The change from an apparent vic-
tory for the ''wet" side by 700 to 600
votes in favor of the "drys" came as
a big surprise.
Of the other referendum questions
before the people Monday that pro-
posing to make Augusta forever tho
capital of the state, and that favoring
the direct primaries, according to re-
turns at hand Tuesday night.
Mrs. L. M. Stevens, president of the
national W. C. T. U., made a state-
ment Tuesday night in which she said
the "final day of the overthrow of the
liquor traffic has been hastened."
Fred K. C. Fassett, secretary of the
Maine non-partisan local option
league, said: "We do not concede that
party for president, was the victim of
a motion his arrival here, being crowd- | the amendment has been confirmed,
ed at and hustled until made thorough- "We shall await the official canvass of
ly angry. Not all were his friends
since stones Vere thrown and several
members of the crowd received in
Guarded by the police, Senor Ma-
dero made an effort to walk from the
traft with dignity. The crowd, how-
ever, surged about him and pushed
him along with such a mad rush that
he lost both dignity and temper.
The progressive nominee was liter-
ally tossed into his automobile. Men
and boys crowded on the footboard
and springs and even clambered on
the roof of the car.
When the automobile finally reach-
| ed its destination Senor Madero com-
weights and methods of transporta- 1 plled with the (lem«n<ls for a speech
tlon of fresh meats and packing house" | "_°_r®minde(!, hU hearers that it was
products from the points of origin on
the vote and at that time shall decide
whether to'take steps to secure an in-
spection of the ballots."
MORE THAN THREE THOU. ,
SAND INDIANS GATHER 1
Crowds Flock to Cheyenne and Ara-
paho Fair at Watonga—Dis-
plays are Excellent
Watonga, Okla.—More than three
thousand Indians are in camp here j
participating in the second annual lair
of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes-.
which is now in progress at this city, j
The displays of farm products and va-
rious other articles made by the in- j
Your* for uni-
Yours for great-
Yours for neve*
Yours for purity.
Yours for economy.
Yours for every-
thing that goes to
make up a strictly
high grade, ever-
That is Calumet. Try
it once and note the im-
provement in your bak-
ing. See how much more
economical over the high-
priced trust brands, how
much better than the cheap
and big-can kinds..
Calumet is highest in quality
—moderate in cost,
Received Highest Award—
World's Pure Food
Wells Hastings Is a notable exam-
ple of the business rftan in literature.
He 1s director in four manufacturing
companies—the Phoenix Cap company,
the Metallic Decorating company, the
Phoenix Cork company, all of New
York City, and the Hampshire Paper
the various lines in New Mexico, Tex
as, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
and Illinois and to points in those
states as well as states nortli and east
of those named.
The hearing grew out of a cqnsol-!
idation of three complaints filed with FARMERS NATIONAL UNION
the commission by various interests J FINISH THEIR MEETING
In Oklahoma City, in which diserlmn-
ation Is charged against the trunk J Elect Officers, Pass Resolutions Finish !
lines entering the city, but it has J Routine Business and Adjourn-—
grown until the rates In and out of I Meeting Good One
all livestock and packing centers are j
named as respondents. The Texas j Shawnee, Okla.—The Farmers' Na- i
Cattle Realsers'association and Amer-'| tlonal convention adjourned at o!
lean Livestock association both are o'clock Thursday evening arter the j
represented. | greatest meeting it ever has had. All j
of the committee reports were turn-id j
His Future Expenditures.
Among the most frequent requests
diaus excell by far those of last year's that go to the United States senate
he who overthrew President Diaz and fair, and the officials are highly Ere those asking some prominent
said that General Reyes was trying . pleased with the progress of the event member to give money to charity or-
to rob him" of the^ fruits of victory, thus far. ganlsatlona, hospitals and other phil-
Vadero accused Reyes of criminal The hotels are crowded with out ot anthropic undertakings. One day a
acts and saM ho hoped that the gen- town visitors and more are expected to j charity worker asked Senator Flint
would be forced to leave the ! arrive within the next two days.
of California, who is not a wealthv
| One of the most spectacular scenes man, to give a large sum of money
| of the program is the parade of tne for a free ward in one of the hos
j Indian chiefs in costume each morn- pitals
j ing of the fair. I "i am sorry that I cannot complv
j The big sham battle to be held Wed- ; with your request," said the senator
nesday evening is also anticipated to 1 gravely; "but, judging from the num-
be an interesting feature. ber of similar demands that have been
made upon me In the past, I have de-
GUTHRIE LOSES FIGHT FOR cided that 1 can promote a greater
COMMISSION GOVERNMENT : cllarity' The vast amount of money
, spent on hospitals in this town con-
Supreme Court Holds Calling of E;ec- vlnces me 'hat thousands of people
are going to die and be buried with-
BLA2ING AIRSHIP SAFELY
LANDED BY AVIATOR MAHR
tion by -Mayor Without Con-
currence of Council Fatal
From Altitude of 200 Feet, Tuisan
Steers Burning Machine to
Earth and Escapes Unhurt
of tho recent fictional successes.
Mystery shrouds the murder of a
Mrs. Birdhead, an Indian woman 65
years old, who was found lying un-
conscious under her bed and died of
her Injuries later. Her head had been
beaten to a pulp. The woman lives
four miles west of Sasakwa, and left
her home to borrow some peachy
from a neighbor. None of the family
was at home when she arrived anu u
Is supposed the murderer was lurking
about tho place.
The six agricultural schools in the
slate opened their doors Tuesday of
last week to the students and from re
ports this year promises to eclipse all
others in attendance and Interest. The
enrollment in all the schools last year
was 1,000 and this year the Increase
will reach, In all probability, 1,500. The
school at Helena alone opened with
a third more enrolled than last year.
The A. & M. college at Stillwater al-
ready has 160 more enrolled than last
year. The six agricultural schools are
located at Helena, W, S. Calvert su-
perintendent; Broken Arrow, J. H. Ess-
linger; Wngner, J. g, Murray; Tisho-
mingo, H. L. Muldrow; Lawton, Prof.
J. A. Liner, and Goodwell, S. W. Black.
Laurier at Windsor
Windsor Sir Willfred .Laurier,
prime minister to Canada, arrived in
Windsor to address one of the largest
crowds assembled at a political gath-
ering in this city in many years. lie
will speak for reciprocity.
in and the routine business was tinisli
ed according to schedule. i ,,, , , ~ ~
, , i Oklahoma City.—The commission
The convention Tnursday adopt- , , '
, . , form of government In the city oi
. ed resolutions favoring closer cooper I ,, ... , , ,
, , , , , , . Guthrie was overthrown and the adop-
ation of laborers and farmers and de- i , , , .
nouncing the kidnaping of persons !'°" °'thV"w charter there held ji-
Tulsa, Okla. At an altitu'de of 200 I charged with crimes of any character, | e*'al hy ,hef Tu v m
feet, his body enveloped in flame and but standing for.speedy punishment " MitchelUs- *'■
his engine refusing to work, Carl of all crimes. The executive commit- ' , ? r " ?
Malir, a young German aviator of Tul- , tee will choose the next meeting place. ' °alce of thlef "f P°llce- 'he °n*
sa had a narrow escape from death I The unjon Thursday morning' oleet
while making a trial flight in his ;ero- [ ed the following officers:
plane on the private aviation field near i President, C. S. Barrett, Union City . „ u
Alsuma, eight .niles east of Tulsa. Ir.a,; vice-president, W. It. Callicottei I ou' th« <*ncurrenf " 'h?,
Mahr had soared to 300 feet in the I Carbondale, Colo.; secretary-treasure,; j wh,',e ?? "T be
air when the shouts of spectators drew (' Davis Rogers Ark - board o'1 i or^ere(^ ^y the council. I he court e<-
his attention. The machine wa: en-j directors: W. A. Morris," Sulllgent P''f*ed a reluctance to overthrow- ,ny
veloped in flames and almost imr edi- Ala.; O. F. Dornblaser, Cleburne, Tex • J act °f, ,llc eol,le' wlllch ins bf0
ately hfs.englne was nficeted. He was ,>. w. Cox. Colfax, Wash.; L. M 1 f«r®fd *' ^ a"\ conwderahl .major-
a spiral descent and Rhodes, Huntington Tenn. C. C "v. ^,t atates that it ,s im„
; out flowers. Hereafter, I shall devote
; my spare money exclusively to send
j ing flowers to the dead."—The Sun-
on which the decision turned was that
the election on the adoption of ihe
charter was ceJled by the mayor M'ith-
Uncle Mose, a plantation negro
l was being asked about his religious
j "l'se a preacher, Bah," he said.
"Do you mean," asked the aston
Ished questioner, "that you preach the
j Moso felt himself getting into deep
able to make
alighted in safety. The machine was
Wright, North Carolina. Wright is t'.e
onl.v new man on the board.
ity, but, states that it is impossible lor
it to countenance an act which is
clearly illegal on that ground.
he said. "Ah touches
Engineers In Session
Cincinnati, O.—Three thousand dele-
gates and visitors from all Beetioii3
of the country are attending the an-
nual convention of the National Asso-
ciation of Stationary Engineers, which
began its session ill Music Iiall.
Feels Call To Footlights
New York Mary Mannerlng Wads-
worth, who last June married Fred-
erick E. Wadsworth, a mfllioi aire
manufacturer of Detroit and an-
nounced that if she could obta n a
release from her contracts with Ihe
Shuberts that she was through with
tho stage for good, has suffer, d a
change of heart. She practically has
agreed with Llebler & Co. to tak. the
part of Domini Enfelden in their new
play, "The Garden of Allah."
Killed in Explosion
PIPE LINE RATES
WILL BE PROBED
Chicago. Four men were killed and
two seriously injured by a dynamite
explosion in the stone quarry of the
Elmhurst-Chicago company, fifteen
miles west of here. The dead are Mat-
thew Surgo, Tony Burnetto, Frank
Delmont and John Perne. Frank
Younkblood and M. O. Hurnetto, both
badly injured, were brought here to
Examiner of Interstate Commission
Will Conduct Hearing at Tulsa
Mrs. Flubblt appears to be some-
what cold and distant since Mr. Flub-
blt acquired wealth."
"Yes, While she isn't quite so frig
Id as tho show girls in musical com-
edies, still, she is unbearably
Fourteen Sailors Drowned
New York.—Fourteen men were
drowned in tho sinking of the sehoon-! Sho w as suffering, M
er Whisper, off the Nicaragua!! coast, came near dying A
Impatience Nearly Fatal
Carter, Okla.—When she took ihree
doses of laudanum because the first
failed to bring relief from pain
Three Only in School
Emporia, Kan.—A term of school to
last seven months will be held in
school district No. 48 near here this
year for Ihe benefit of three children.
I according to cables received here iroui
; l'ort Limon.
iss Mollie X \son I M"K( "f ,hf' citizens of the district are tbo heal.ing
A physician sue- 1 Catholics and they will send their chii-
Tulsa, Okla.—There will be a hear
ing in Tulsa on September 2!t in the
j matter of pipeline rates and tariffs
with the particular views as to wheth-
er the pipe line companies are or can
) be made common carriers. This hear-
j ing will be held before Examiner Ryan
of the interstate commerce commis-
| sion, but not one of its regular metn-
| bers. There have been no summons
[ issued yet so far as can be learned for
I any of the pipe line officials, although
they have been notified of the date of
The Congressional Way.
Mow ilid Congressman Wombat ac
quit himself In the congressional ball
"Ho struck out twice and then got
leave to print a base hit."
Vim will at once install a water-
works system. The Terry Construc-
tion company of Poteau secured tho
contract. Its bid was $17,364, and the
system Is to be completed witliiu nina-
Thomas Hayes, together with Boms
of his children, grandchildren and
great grandchildren, celebrated his
80th birthday at the home of his son,
T. W. Hayes, near Woodward, recently.
He was born In Hancock county, Ten-
nessee, In 1821, and was married la
1813. Ills wife is living.
Mellen Will Retire
New Haven.—Official announcement
Is made that President S. Mellen of
Ihe New York, New Haven and Hart-
ford railroad, is to retire from the pre-
sidency of that company, but the date
bus not yet been fixed.
Night Riders at Midlothian
Waxahat hie, Texas White caps
j made a partially successful attempt j
| to drive negro cotton pickers out of j
the country between Midlothian and
Venus, including portions uf both Ellis I
and Johnson counties.
ceeded in saving her life-.
Killed Making Fight in Dark
Ksslingen, Wurtemliurg.—The avia-
tor Ralmond Eyring was kiiie,i iviuie
making a flight at th« aerodrome His
machine collided with a mast marking
the limits of the field. Eyring was
warned beforehand against flying in
dreii to a flourishing parochial school i
in the neighborhood. Only the three
children of Frank Orson, who is not a \
Catholic, will attend the other school.
Railroad Work Starts
Woodward. Okla.-^-Material for lay-
ing track has arrived and work has
started on a line toward Vici, Camar-
\ go and Supply.
Women Form a Union
Colorado Springs.—Women in the
union of Soulh Africa have been tho
first lo organize an auxiliary to the in-
ternational congress of farm women, |
which is to hold its first congress in j
thiB city beginning Octobcr 17 i
Girl Leaps From Car
Shawnee, Okln I'otirl See, a Shaw-
nee girl, Jumped from an lnt.cn rban
car between Benson Park and Tecum-
seh, head foremost into a gully and
has since been unconscious. She is
believed to have b< to temporarily de-
Osage Payments To Start
Pawhuska, okia — Superintendent
Pit/.er of tho Osage Indian ag.incy,
will commence the disbursment of
$220,000 to members of the Osage
tribe on September 18.
Owens Is Exiled
Oakland, Cal.—John Owens, who
pleaded guilty to a grand larceny
charge, was exiled from the United
States, By the decree of the superior
court he must leave the ciuntry at
once and not return.
Peruvian Aviator Dead
Lima, Peru.—The Peruvian aviator,
Carlos Tenaud, died as a result of In-
juries sustained while making a flight
hero last February. His spinal column
was fractured in a fall
Slayer Gets Four Years
Ardmore, Okla.—A jury in the dis-
trict court brought in a verdict of
manslaughter against Bob Terrell and i
assessed his punishment at four years j
in the penitentiary. Terrell was :
charged with the nmrder'of Joe F.
Robinson, street railway and opera !
house owner, in this city in March,
Probate Judges Meet
Detroit, Mich.—The annual meeting
of the Association of Probate Judges
of Michigan was held in Detroit, with
Judge David Anderson of Paw Paw
Candidate for Congress
Fort Smith, Ark.—Jo Johnson, a
locaPattorney will be a candidate for
congress in this, the w'lird, congres-
sional district. He is the third candi-
date to enter the field. Otis T. Wingo
of DeQueen, and Judge Carter of Tex
arkana. announced some time ago.
Scramble two eg'gs.
When nearly cooKed,
mix in about a half a
and serve at once—
seasoning to taste.
"The Memory Lingers"
Postum Cereal Company, Ltd.
Battle Creek, Mich.
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