The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, May 10, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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The Lexington Leader
HARDIE & JENKS, Publisher*
VETERANS Klllfflll chief forester for cmm
EX-CONFEDERATES WRECKED ON
WAY TO REUNION
Oklahoma News Notes
Durant is crying for a new post-
Prospect oil well at Morrison U
down 1,200 feet.
You can raise anything in Oklar
Canning factory at Stillwater is to
operate again tiiis Beaaou.
Ponca City is selling all the im-
provements on its race track.
The Socialists of Wagoner county
have already named a full ticket.
Frank Hinehart of Logan county ha«
Just marketed $30,000 worth of cattle.
Town of Kiersey in Bryan county ii
arranging to build a $3,000 Bchool
The "Strictly Home Products" cam-
paign is sure on 1 nmany of the cities
of the state.
The Troy Cold Mining company at
Ravia Is putting In a seventy-flve-ton
Muskogea is digging a water tun- ,
nel under the Arkansas tlfty feet be-
low the river bed.
The Kny County Tax league has re
ceived ita charter, but reduction of
taxes is yet to come.
Fruit growers and gardeners about
Bartlesville have organized a co-
The board of affairs is considering
(he letting of a contract for sinking
a deep well at Pauls Valley.
One farmer In southwestern Okla-
homa is figuring to grow 125 acres
of sweet potatoes this season.
Twenty-nine divorce cases are
docketed for hearing at the present
term of the Garvin county court. j
Oklahoma's twenty-third annivej- ,
aary was celebrated in a most fitting
manner by the studeuts of the Girls' i
college at Chickasha.
The sixteenth annual convention of
the Oklahoma State Hankers' associa-
tion will be held at Tulsa on dates
of May 10 and 11.
Scott Ferris telegraphs from Wash-
ington that an engineer has been
agreed upon to come out to Oklahoma
and look over thu Irrigation project
near Law ton.
Dorothy Campbell, 8 years old, won
the spelling championship of Okmul-
gee county. She is the daughter of
Mr. and MrB. J. D. Campbell of near
The commissioner of public safety
of Muskogee has notified all citizens
of that city that the cfty will not here-
after collect or remove any garbage
at the city's expense.
That storm caves are serviceable
was proven at Hock recently. T he
town was almost wiped out by a
twister, but the people saw it coming
and got into the "fraid" holes.
NINE DEAD; 55 INJURED
SPECIAL DERAILED NEAR HAT-
Accident Happens on Straight Track
While Trains Was Going at
Miles Per Hour
Hattiesburg, Miss.—Eleven persons
met instant death when the first sec-
tion of the New Orleans and North-
eastern "Van Zamlt Confederate V t-
erans special" enroute from Texas
to the annual reunion at Macon, Ga.,
was derailed at a trestle a mile south
of Kast Abuchie, Miss., the locomotive
and live cars being badly wrecked.
Forty or more were injured.
Two of the unidentified dead are
babies, and three other victims that
had not been taken from beneath the
debris up to nightfall are believed to
be victims. Engineer A. W. Wood
of Meridian, Miss., and two unknown
machinists were killed. The derail-
ment was on a straight line and the
train was running about thirty miles
un hour. The dead were brought to
JAMBS s. DOWNING, Atlanta, Ga.,
president the Downing Locomotive
Draft Appliance company, who was
riding on the engine.
MRS. CI1ARLKS HOLMES, Pay
MRS. JAM KS L. CAMERON, Hen-
Two unidentified girls, aged 3 and
5, (Parents thought to be under
ENGINEER W. A. "Hilly" WOODS,
FIREMAN C. C. JONES, negro, Me-
DK. BOONE, MR. DENHAM and one
) other man from Mansfield, La., are
missing and thought to be under the
Five tfodles are positively known to
be under the wreckage.
Only two or three of the Injured are
In a Berlous condition.
The scene immediately after the
crash was made particularly distress-
ing by the cries of the injured. Those
among the aged veterans who were
uninjured immediately went to work
willingly assisting in extricating less
fortunate comrades, carrying them to
Improvised hospitals In the few coach-
es not •verturned. Many of the in-
jured veterans did what they could to-
wards tlie more seriously hurt.
When the engine and tender left the
track at the short trestle, they were
followed by the baggage car, day
coach and three tourist sleepers.
These cars were badly splintered and
it is regarded as almost marvelous
that any of the occupants escaped.
Hattiesburg citizens from every
1 walk of life met the train which
| brought the dead and injured here.
The Kings Daughters, IJ. C. S., the
I Masons and other benevolent organi-
zations and societies had active rep-
resentatives on the scene anxious to
i care for the injured and the veterans
and their wives were made to feel
that they were in the hands of friends.
BRINGS REST TO IMPERILED
DOWNPOUR CEASES AND CONDI-
* TIONS IMPROVE
Little Fear Expressed by Experts,
Who Declare They Have the Situ-
ation Pretty Well in Hand-
Baton Rouge, La.—Good weather
came Tuesday and put heart into the
army of five thousand men who are
working in this section to hold tho
levees. Although a further rise in the
river last Monday night made more
threatening the condition of the front
levee at Baton Rouge, it is felt that
the battle is won if sunshine will con-
tinue another day, and barring of
course unexpected heavy rises In the
river north of this city.
Work has progressed on the Pont-
chartrain protection levee south of the
city to such a point that there is no
longer danger of inundation of the
country below here in the event of a
break in the front levee.
A woman and her two daughters
were drowned in Bayou Latnache
! Tuesday. The raft on which they
were endeavoring to reach high
ground went to pieces in the swift
current. Two thousand refugess were
rescued Tuesday by the government
steamboat fleet in the back sections
of the flooded district.
FOR EVERY FAMILY
To tho liead of every family th
health of its different members Is
most important, and the value of an
agreeable laxative that is certain in
Its effect is appreciated. One of tb
most popular remedies in the family
medicine chest is a combination or
simple laxative herbs with pepsin that
is known to druggists and physicians _
as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin. This
preparation is mild and gentle In its
action on the bowels, yet positive in
its effect. A dose of Syrup Pepsin at
night means relief next morning,
while its tonic properties tone up and
strengthen the muscles of stomach,
liver and bowels so that these organs
are able in a short time to again per-
form their natural functions without
Druggists everywhere sell Dr Cald-
well's Syrup Pepsin in 50c and $1.00
bottles. If you have never tried this
simple, inexpensive, yet effective
remedy, write to Dr. Wr B Caldwell,
201 Washington St., Montlcello, I ■
and ask for a sample bottle. Dr. Cald-
well will be glnd to send It without
any expense to you whatever.
Lots of people, live and learn the
things that are of no use to them.
Before retiring, n cup of Garfield Teal
For good digestion and contmutd good
Hewitt—He never speaks correctly.
Jewett—No; he is a regular slaugh-
ter house of the English language.
"Did you take the fast train west?"
"No; I left that for the engineer to
Clyde I-^avitt, for some years connected with the United States forestry
service, has accepted the position of chief forester for the Canadian Conserva-
tion association, and will also act as chief iron inspector for the Canadian
| to General Orozco informing them
| whether Gomez is to be held a prison-
er or released.
NAMED PROVISIONAL EXECU-
TIVE BY MEXICANS
IS STATIONED AT JUAREZ
Claimed They Have a Defacto Govern-
Ment and Anxious to be Recog-
nieed—Plans are to Liberate
People from Peonafte
Signal corps at Blackwell, of the :
Oklahoma National Guard, has re- ;
ceived from the government two sets
of wireless Instruments, one for close
maneuver work and another for long- |
An appeal was filed In the state su-
preme court by the Baltimore Invest- j
ment company of Muskogee, for re- J
versal of an injunction issued and ,
against the company by District Judge
Allen. The county attorney at Mus-
kogee alleged the company was Belling
Civic improvement associations and
other societies over the state are
strongly insisting on the inaugura-
tion as systematic and permanent im-
provement of the roomy parkings
along the city streets.
The Great Western Life Insurance
company appealed to the supreme
court from a judgment for $5,000 in
the district court of Oklahoma county
In favor of J. B. Sparks, administra-
tor tor the estate of Edward G. Owen.
The original suit was brought to re-
cover on a life insurance policy held
by the deceased, payment of which
Is alleged to have been refused by the
company, and Judgment was given for
the full amount.
The Rock Island tcok an appeal to
the supreme court from the district
court of Grady county in which judg-
ment in the sum of J 1.900 was found
for J. D. Dennis, an employe of the
company in the capacity of carpenter,
who lost an eye through the alleged
carelessness of another carpenter in
jerking a board from a depot platform, |
striking Dennis in the right eye with j
n nail and completely destroying the !
tight of the eye.
The state board of equalization met j
last week to hear protest against the \
1912 assesments, and after taking up
objections by thre companies, ad-
journment was taken until Friday
morning. The assessment on the prop-
erty of tho Quapaw Gas company was
reduced from $900,912 to $SOO.OOO, the
property of the Stigler Pipe I.lnc
company was assessed at $15,000, and
the Oklahoma City unction Railway
company at $6,400. The latter road
operates at the stockyards.
Sand and Gravel Famine
Muskogee, Okla.—There Is a sand
and gravel famine in Muskogee and
scores of other towns in the state. In
Muskogee practically all building op-
erations, street paving and other con-
struction that requires sand and grav-
el have been suspended. This is be-
cause the high water has covered the
sand and gravel pits and the plants
cannot operate. Until the freshets
subside there is little chance to sup-
ply the demand.
Now the Tornado Drill
Wakita. Okla.—A tornado drill pat-
terned after the lire drills in the cit-
ies has been inaugurated by Miss Hat-
tie Moon, principal of the Enterprise
school near here. Recent storms in
Oklahoma Inspired the plan. The
scholars are lined up on signal and
they run to the nearest tornado cave
which Is a quarter of a mile away.
Oklahoma City—Judge J. B. Rob-
ertson of the supreme court commis-
sion, accompanied by Mrs. Robertson
left Sunday night for points In New-
Mexico. Judge Robertson will return
Immediately, but Mrs. Robertson will
remain in the mountains of that state
lor several months in the interest of
To Farm Scientifically
Chickasha, Okla—Seven hundred
and twenty-nine acres of Grady
countv will be farmed scientiticall>
by the boys' agricultural clubs, of
which 354 acres will be planted to
oc/t, 125 to kaflr and 250 to cotton.
Collision; Six Hurt
Westville, Okla.—Head on collision
between f meat train southbound
from Kansas City on Kansas City
Southern anl local freight train north
Six persons injured by jumping. One
engine turned completely over twice
down an embankment against fence.
El Paso, Tex..—Emlllo Vasquez
Gomez was declared provisional pres-!
ident of Mexico shortly after noon
Saturday and established his provis- ]
ional capital in the customs house in
Juarez, where Francisco I. Madero es-
tablished his provisional capStol May
10 last year. He appointed Col. Paa-
quale Orozco, father of the general,
minister of war, and Lie. Moreno Can-
ton of Yucatan minister of foreign
relations. Gomez came here from San
Antonio in response to a telegram
dated May 2 from Pasqyale Orozco.
He reached here Friday night and
went to Jaurez shortly after noon
Sunday. A telegram from General
Orozco congratulating him on assum-
ing his duties was received by Gomez
shortly after reaching Juarez.
At noon Gomez crossed the line Into
Juarez and was met by a delegation
of rebels who, while apparently wel-
coming him, took him to the custom
house where they we're holding him
until they get a reply to a telegram
CITIZENS OF GEARY
AID IN ROAD BUILDING
Three Hundred Men and 100 Teams
Busy—Shops Are All Closed.
Geary, Okla.—April 30 was the
greatest day ever recorded in the his-
tory of Blaine county for good roads.
Every business house in the town of
Geary was closed. Merchants, clerks,
lawyers, doctors and bankers, together
with the farmers of the surrounding
country were making good roads.
Over 100 teams and more than 300
men assisted in this good roads da>,
grading and building culverts for near-
ly fifteen miles of road .
The question of good roads has been
thoroughly discussed and figured on
here until the sentiment has become
so strong that nothing Uss than good
roads for a radius of fifteen miles in
every directiou from Gear> will stop
the arrival of Senor Manuel Calero,
! the new ambassador of Mexico to
this country, Dr. I'olicarpo Rueda, rep-
resentative of Emilo Vasquez Gomez,
1 provisional president" of Mexico, ap-
peared in Washington to ask the gov-
ernment to recognize the belligerency
of the provisional government. Both
i issued statements Sunday.
I "The uprising has been confined to
the state of Chihuahua," said Am-
bassador Calero's statement, in part,
"in spite of w hat lias been said to the
contrary, and is daily being repeated
in the United States. Disturbances
exist, it is true, in other portions of
the republic, not political in character
but are rather brigandage on a
more or less scale."
in his statement, which is address-
ed to the American people, Dr. Rueda
"The provisional government is a
fully organized political state, capable
of discharging the duties of a govern-
ment by enforcing the laws and pro-
tecting life and property, and meeting
| its foreign obligations. It holds two
! states and many cities and towns; it
I has an established seat of govern-
ment; it is supported by the people
and is a homogeneous and popular or-
ganization, carrying on trade, manu-
factures and war."
New Orleans, May 7.—When the of-
ficial river guage at the foot of Canal
street registered 21.3 feet at 3 oclock
Tuesday afternoon a rise of four-
i tenths since 7 a. m., United States
weather officials were of the opinion
that the Mississippi had started on its
final lap "toward the predicted crest
of 21.5 feet which would make the
passage of the greatest flood record in
the Mississippi valley in which all
stage and duration records have been
Clear weather and sunshine was re-
ported Tuesday at all points from the j
Torras crevasse south to the mouth
of the river and the most encouraging
report since the present flood began
have been received from all those
points up and down the river where
the embankments were thought to be
weak. The work of rescuing ma-
rooned persons In Isolated destrlcts
progressed more rapidly Tuesday and
boats coming into concentration
camps are usually loaded with women
There is a scarcity of every kind
of navigable craft und everything that
can be steered and carry passengers
and supplies for even a short distance
has been pressed into service. Hun-
dreds of primitive flatboats that can
be towed by motor boats are being
| constructed in the upper districts
} wherever timber is available. There
1 will be used in scouting over inun-
| dated sections where only light
draught vessels can navigate.
Tuesday brought sunshine and a
dimunition of activity in the New Or-
leans levee districts. Gangs of men
totaling more than a thousand, la-
bored Saturday, Sunday and Monday,
many of them working by electric
lights throughout the niight hours in
torrential rains, strengthening levees
thought to be weakening.
Her Chief Characteristic.
Miss Green, who was giving tho
class a lesson In mythology, turned
suddenly to one untidy Utile fellow
"Brownman, tell me for what vir-
tues Diana was especially celebrated."
"For takln' baths," replied Jirown-
"You can't fool all the people all
"You don't need to; If you can fool
half of the people some of the time
you can make a good living."
"Blingley, why does Oldboy refuse
to speak to you? You used to be great
I "Yes, when we were bachelors; but
he's married now."
"And what difference does that
"Well, the fact is, I made him a
handsome wedding present ^of a book„
and he hasn't spoken to me since."
"What was the book?"
Tired of It.
The four-year-old had taken his re-
proof in a gratifying spirit, had ad-
mitted his fault, and sued sweetly for
pardon, Encouraged by his receptive
attitude, his mother ventured to add
a few general ethical truths; but with
the first hint of transition from the
concrete to the abstract a mild re-
sentment dawned In his eye.
"Mother," he demanded, respectful-
ly but firmly, "when is this con-
versation going to stop!''—Harper a
New York —Homer Davenport, the
cartoonist, died in this city ot pneu-
monia. Mr Davenport had been work
ing on the Hearst newspapers in New
New Town Growing.
Westville, Okla.—Quite a town is
growing at the new division point of
the Kansas City Southern, ten miles
north of Westville. It is known as
Watts. The town already has more
than two hundred inhabitants, most of
whom are tent dwellers. A bank, a
hardware store and a furniture estab-
lishment will open Wednesday.
THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD
SITUATION IS DESPERATE
No Breaks Reported Sunday, But
Heavy Rains Cause Rise In
From Vicksburg. Miss., south to
New Orleans, the Mississippi river is
from half a foot to two and a feet
feet above any previous record stage.
An additional rise this week of ap-
proximately one foot from New Or-
leans north to Baton Rouge is pre-
i dieted by the weather bureau.
Soundings made by United States
army engineers shows that this re-
cord breaking colume of water in the
big river is moving at the rate of 8.1
per feet a second, or approximately
one mile an hour, faster than ever
before recorded in the Mississippi's
: flood territory.
Dangerous points In the levees In
Baton Rouge, Bonnett Carre, twep-
ty-flve miles north of New Orleans:
Morrison. Plaquemine, Scott's Land-
ing, Cypress Hall, New Roads and
(third district, New Orleans.
Steamer Found Uninjured.
New Orleans, La.—The German'[
steamer Bermuda bound from New Or-
leans to Hamburg, which went ashore
Just outside pf South Pass at the ;
mouth of the Mississippi river has
been successfully floated and proceed- j
-luajBddr? jassaA aqj, Xtj.w Jaif no pa
ly sustained no damage.
Maine Relic Promised
Washington.—Although the war de- j
partment will be unable to recognize |
the Oklahoma Historical society in j
granting to it a relic of the battleship j
Maine, sunk in Havana harbor be- j
fore the Spanish-American war; offi- j
cials of the department have prom- j
ised Representative Morgan that it
will recognize any request Oklahoma 1
City makes for such relics.
"I think the worst pun I ever
heard" (De Wolf Hopper is talking)
"was perpetrated In my presence the
other day. A bachelor friend of mine
has a curious custom of never carry-
ing or even possessing a watch. I
was talking to him about this, and
" 'How do you know what time it is
in the morning, when you want to get
" 'That's easy,' replied he. 'My
neighbors keep chickens. The rooster
Is my crownometer.' "—The Sunday
•Archbold Probe to Start
Washington, D. C.—Investigation of
charges against Judge Robert W.
Archbold of the commerce court will
be undertaken by the house commit-
tee on judiciary. Papers in the case
sent to the committee from the de-
partment of justice by direction of
President Taft will be examined.
Killed By Train
Fort Smith. Ark.—James \V. Mc-i
Douald of Panama, Okla., was run
down near Panama and received in- j
juries which later resulted in his |
death in this city. I
American Is Jailed
Athens.—Notwithstanding the pro-!
tests of the American anu Greek c i-!
suls, the captain of the steamship
Texas, which was blown up a few days
ago in the gulf of Smyrna, was forci-
bly removed from a Greek Hospital to
a Turkish prison Sunday. The Turks
accuse him of spying in Italy's be-
half. The American counsul has no-
tified the embassy at Constantinople
and it is said the first secretary of
the embassy and the captain of an
American guard ship have been gen:
Fourteen Bids In.
Muskogee, Okla. Bids for the pine
and hardwood timber on the unal-
lotted timber reserve in the Choctaw
ition, comprising 479,904 acres, were
, ened in the office of the supervisor
i the five civilized tribes. Fourteen
b s were received, covering the entire
a< ge and aggregating $1,586,875.83.
Th appraised valuation of the lnad
ami :imber is $1,545,362.15. The bids
will lie forwarded to the secretary of
th" interior for approval before the
timber is sold. °
Blind Student to Practice Surgery
Chicago.—Jacob W. Bolotin, a blind
medical student who has been sight-
less since birth, will receive a license
to practice surgery. He will special-
ize on lung and throat diseases.
Red Cross in Session
Washington—Delegates from the
Red CrosB societies of the world and
representatives of practically every
civilized nation are gathered here for
the opening session of the ninth In-
ternational Red Cross conference.
Lawyer Kills Self
Boston.—Olcott O. Partridge, a well
known lawyer and club man, commit-
ted suicide by shooting himself in his
office here. Mr. Partridge had been
In 111 health for a long time.
When you don't have to?
are skillfully and fully cooked
at the factory—ready to serve
direct from package with
cream and sugar if you like.
These thin bits of toasted
corn (sold by grocers) are
crisp, delicious, satisfying and
"The Memory Lingers"
Post um Cereal Company, Ltd.
Pure Food Factories
Battle Creek, Mich.
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