The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, June 7, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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The Lexington Leader
HARDIE & JENKS. Publisher*
By the way, swat the fly.
Comanche is to have a peanut fac-
Many Kay county farmers are In-
Buyer at Vici is paying $90 per ton
All over the state is being harvest-
ed a splendid alfalfa crop.
The Woodward Baptists are to
build a $15,000 church soon.
Michigan parties are arranging to
install a creamery at Hobart.
Checotah Odd Fellows have let the
contract for a new lodge room.
The Brock Co-operative Gin com-
pany Is a new one; capital $7,500.
Julian Trumby, many times a mem-
ber of the Osage council, died recent-
ly at lilgln.
The city high school at Chickasha
has been opened to pupils lroin over
King corn will have to hustle if
he keeps Queen alfalfa from taking
over control of Oklahoma.
It is variously estimated that the
wheat crop will be twice or thVee
times as much as last year.
The Wichita Falls & Northwestern
has established regular passenger
train service into Woodward.
Government has advertised for bids
for construction of the proposed new
federal building at Kingfisher.
Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Lloyd of
Alva have just celebrated the fifty-
fifth anniversary of their wedding.
Pottawatomie county farmers, who
have alfalfa acreage to the extent of
5,000 acres, expect to realize $300,000
from the first catting.
A jury has given John Kittrelt a
verdict for $S,000 for injuries received
while at work for the I'rairie Creek
Coal Mining company.
The senior class of the McAlester
high school presented Shakespeare's
"Merchant of Venice" to a large and
The five district agricultural
schools of Oklahoma have mapped out
plans to do more demonstration work
this year than ever before.
The Oklahoma branch of the
National Postofflce Clerks' Associa-
tion held a successful and well-at-
tended meeting in Shawnee last week.
The machine shop being constructed
by the Oil Well Supply company in
Okmulgee will soon be occupied. The
city expects to land tli* Independence
Iron "Works, and to boom in conse-
The city commissioners of Okla-
homa City have taken steps to in-
sure a safe and sane observation of
the^ Fourth by passing an ordinance
prohibiting the sale of and explosion
of high explosives within the city
There will be plenty of signatures
to insure the initiation of the bill pro-
viding for the direct election of sen-
ators and it will be voted on in the
August primaries according to Dr. A.
Grant Evans who is in charge of the
work of securing the signatures to the
initiative petitions. Nearly all the
work is being done by volunteers. Mr.
Evans is anxious that all petitions
shall be ready to turn over to the sec-
retary of state by June 6.
The Oklahoma State Press Asso-
ciation will meet next year in Bartles-
ville. Geo. A. Smith of the Chandler
Tribune was unanimously chosen as
president and E. .S. Bronson of
Thomas was retained as secretary-
State Senator George A. Coffey, rep-
resenting Kiowa, Washita ar.d Custer
counties, has sent in his resignation
to Governor Cruce. Senator Coffey an-
nounced in his letter that he plans to
give all his time to school work. He
Is a hold over senator and his term
would have expired in 1913.
Old Hawthorne, a horse with a his-
tory, is spending a leisurely old age on
the lllg V ranch, near I'onca City.
Old Hawtorne w<fli te American
derby, is the sire of Silver Sue, won
the world's 3-year-old record and at-
tached a number of other records.
This once famous animal is now 27
years old, is doing noting, and is
treated like a nabob. He is in good
flesh, his eyes are bright und he
seems to be enjoying life in the
pleasant lines in which his lot is
Atoka's commercial club has issued
a call for a monster good roads meet-
ing to be held there June 10, and has
assurances of a large attendance of
people Interested in the movement.
The State highway department will
co-operate with the commercial club.
By building a brick depot and instal-
lng other improvements at Cleveland
in Pawnee county, four suits which
have been pending in the courts for
nearly three years will be dismissed
and the townspeople of Cleveland will
drop their complaint against the Katy
A DEATH PIKE
PHIL PARMALEE FLIES IN FACE
• OF GUSTY WIND
MRS. RUSH S0UTH8ATE FAY
WAS WARNED OF DANGER
AEROPLANE BECOMES UNMAN-
AGEABLE AND TUMBLES
Lifeless Body of Aviator Picked Up
Three Minutes After He Had
Started at Exhibition In
North Yakima, Wash.
North Yakima, Wash.—With a
imile and a wave of his hand to thou-
sands who watched him in his aero-
plane, Philip O. Parmalee took the
| air In the teeth of a gusty wind here.
Three minutes later his broken and
I lifeless body was dragged from be-
neath the wreckage of Ills biplane In
an apple orchard, two miles from his
I starting point. The exact cause of
his plunge to death probably never
will be known.
As he rose from before the grand-
stand at the fair grounds Parmalee
| swung to the west over the Yakima
! river. He rose to a height of about
400 feet and his speed increased to
alomst a mile a minute, although it
was noticed that his plane dipped and
rolled and seemed to be controlled |
When he had gone about two miles
from the fair grounds, he swung in
a wide circle to the eastward for the
As he squared away before the
wind, the great plane checked Its
course, fluttered a second like a
wounded hird, and plunged below the
line of trees.
It is thought by Parmalee's mechan-
| Icians that a sudden gust from one
of the draws or small canyons that
notch the sides of the valley, struck
the machine and rendered the elevat-
ing planes unmanageable.
The body of the aviator was
dragged from beneath the wreckage
of the machine by farmers who were
working in the orchard.
His skull was fractured and ho
must have died instantly.
Philip O. Parmalee was regarded
by experts, "as the safest" of Amer-
ican aiators, as well as the most suc-
cessful financially of thosft employed
by the Wrights. He as said to have
earned $198,000 for the Wright broth-
ers during 1911 and he quit their em-
ploy only a few weeks ago.
Paralee warns born at St. Jonhs,
Mich., about twenty-five years ago,
and his first business venture was as
t partner with his father In the manu-
facture of gas engines. Later lie be-
came an automobile tester. He drove
an automobile in the New York-At-
lanta tour, for a large factory at Flint,
GREAT POLITICAL BATTLE
TO START WITHIN COMMITTEE
Roosevelt's Friends Will Attempt To
Seat Successor of Victor
Rosewater of Nebraska
GUNS GOIO CUBA
UNCLE SAM SENDS WEAPONS TO
HONORS GOMEZ'S REQUISITION
5000 RIFLES AND MILLION POUNDS
Gunboat Paducah Lying Off El Playa,
But All Is Quiet—Reported That
Much Unrest Exists Around
City of Santiago
| Chicago.—Friends of Col. Roosevelt
; announce that the first real test of
itrength between their candidate and
! President Taft will come next Thurs-
day when R. B. Howell of Omaha, na-
tional republican committeeman-elect
J from Nebraska, will demand to be
leated as the successor of Victor
i Rosewater, acting chairman of the
aational republican committee, prior
to the hearing of contests by that
The Roosevelt managers are pre-
j pared to make a determined fight to
1 have Mr. Howell seated and if they
succeed they will demand that Bor-
den D. Whiting of New Jersey, Thom-
as Ntedringhaus of Missouri, and
other national committeemen-elect
chosen either by direct primary or
state convention, be seated.
By this means they may succeed in
oontrolllng the national committee
and deciding whether Senator Eliliu
Root of New York shall be recom-
mended as temporary chairman of the
Mrs. Rush Southgate Fay, whose marriage to Ensign Fay U. S. N., was one
of the society events of May in the national capital, was Miss Eleanor Ander-
son. whose father is Medical Director Frank Anderson, U. S N.
WRIGHT IS DEAD
INVENTOR OF AEROPLANE SUC-
CUMBS TO TYPHOID .
Washington—The state department
authorized the war department to
honor the application of the Cuban
government for 5,000 rifles and 1,000,-
000 rounds of ammunition, which are
to be used to arm the volunteers and
the guards organized by plantation
owners to protect their property
against the insurrectos.
Presient Gomez wanted the latest
type of Springfield rifles, similar to
the 10,000 already supplied to the
Cuban army. When it was found that
such arms could not be sold without
express authority from congress, and
as that would take some time, the Cu-
ban government decided to accept
Krag-Jorgensen rifles instead. These
are practically new weapons, having
been supplied with new barrels' and
put in thorough order when they were
withdrawn from the regular army and
set apart to form a reserve supply of
about 200,000, sufficient to equip a
volunteer army in case of need. The
weapons will be sold to the Cuban
government at about $5 apiece, plus
State advices from the American
consul at Santiago say the situation
at El Cobre is quiet, and it is under-
| stood the Cuban military authorities
at Santiago have stated that forces
| will be sent to El Cobre, if the situa-
| tion demands.
American Minister Beaupre at Ha
! vana reports he has received a mes-
sage from the manager of the Spanish-
American Iron company at Daiquiri
saying that the Cuban government has
assigned 100 soldiers to guard the
company's property and had 'given
assurances that this assignment would
The gunboat Paducah is still lying
off El Playa.
It is roported that a good deal of
unrest prevails around Santiago.
FAMED THE WORLD OVER
HIS DEATH KEENLY FELT IN AVI-
Invention nf Aeroplane Was Success-
ful Realization of Dream—First
Flight Made at Kitty Hawk,
N. C., 1902—Other News
Dayton, Ohio.—Following a slight
rally, during which he took some nou-
rishment, Wilbur Wright, noted avia-
tor and inventor, died Thursday from
Wright, with his brotlier Orville,
was one of the pioneers in the inven-
tion and handling of aeroplanes. He
has been seen in aeroplane exhibits
and cross-country flights over the U. S.
and his inventions have assisted
materially in perfecting air-shlps.
Wright was born near Milville,
Indiana, April 16, 1867. His education
ended after four years spent in Rich-
mond, Indiana and Dayton, Ohio high
schools. Wright was unmaried. He
worked for five years at Dayton on
flying machines, with his brother Or-
ville, in a bicycle shop, before the
world knew of his experiments.
Wright's first flight in a gliding ma-
chine was at Kitty Hawk, N. C. In
1902. In 1904 he made his first flight
in a motor propelled machine.
Washington, May 30.—In govern-
ment circles, especially in the signal
corps of the army, profound sorrow
was expressed at the news of the
death of Wilbur Wright. His con-
nection with the government in the
early days of aeroplane development
was particularly close. It was Wilbur
Wright who negotiated the first con-
tract with the war department for
an aeroplane. That was in February,
Prior to the issuance of speciffca-
tions fop the first heavier-than-air fly-
ing machine, Wilbur Wright was a
frequent visitor to the army signal
corps headquarters. During those
CAPT. ROSTRON HONORED.
Madill First Class
| Oklahoma City.-—Madill, Marshall
; county, Oklahoma, is a city of the
first class. Governor Cruce signed a
proclamation declaring it that since
the census shows that there are more
than 2,000 people in Madill and that a
majority of the citizens have declared
themselves in favor of living In a first
class city, there Is no reason why it
| shouldn't be a city of the first class
i and he so ordered.
Charged With Bigmay
Chicago.—James J. Ward, an j
aviator was arreBted on a charge of j
bigaliy. His wife, Mrs. Maude Mae !
Ward, who Friday sued for an an-
Bulment of her marriage, caused h'3
arrest. Mrs. Ward charged in a war-
rant that her husband had a wife liv-
ing when he married her. Ward wa3
released on bond.
Act of Rescuing Titanic Passengers
Brings Its Reward
New York—Captain Arthur H. Ros-
tron, commander of the Cunard liner
Carpathia, the ship that sped to the
rescue of the passengers of the sink-
ing Titanic, was presented with a
handsome silver loving cup by a com-
mittee of Titanic survivors, who board-
ed the liner on her arrival in New
York. Gold, silver and bronze medals,
together with a framed set of en-
grossed resolutions, were presented to
the officers and entire crew.
Washington—The fifty-fourth gen-
eral assembly of the United Presby-
terian church has been dissolved. The
next general assembly will meet at
Atlanta at the same time as the gen-
eral assembly of the southern Presby-
terian church and the general assem-
bly of the Presbyterian church of
North America and it is believed prob-
able that a union of the three denom-
inations will be effected at that time.
Chickasha, Okla.—Miss Joy Belle
Hancock, will have charge of the
Grady county demonstration work
in the girls' agricultural clubs. W. D.
Bently, United States demonstrator,
was here and made arrangements.
The demonstration will be held dur-
ing July and August.
Tariff Board Robbed
Washington.—Provision for Presi-
dents Taft's tariff board was elimi-
nated in the sundry civil appropria-
tion bill as reported to the house
Monady. The annual appropriation of
$25,000 for the presidents traveling
expenses was allowed, but to total
appropriation was cut a little more
than $109,000,000 making heavy reduc-
tions in provisions for the Panama
canal, public buildings and other pro-
Another Unloaded Gun
Fort Smith, Ark.—As a result of an
accidental discharge of a pistol, Mil-
dred Chaslain, daughter of a farmer
at Red Oak, Okla., probably will die,
and Fred Newcomb, aged seven, son
of J. H. Newcomb of Red Oak, will
be crippled for life. The boy was play-
ing with a .38 caliber revolver when
the weapon was discharged. The bul-
let tore through his hand permanently
crippling that member and lodged in
the abdomen of the little girl.
Virginia—I'm glad Ethel's uiarriM.
Philomena—Yet you refrained from
congratulation, she tells me.
Virginia—Yes; I pitied the bride-
CUTICURA OINTMENT HEALED
BAD SORE ON LIMB
"Some time ago I was coming up
Bome steps when the board crushed
under me like an egg shell, and my
right limb went through to the knee,
and scraped he flesh off the bona
Just inside and below the knee. I
neglected it for a day or two, then it
began to hurt mo pretty badly. I put
balsam fir on to draw out the poison,
but when I had used It a week, It hurt
so badly that I changed to oint-
ment. That made it smart and burn
so badly that I couldn't use it any
more, and that was the fourth week
after Pwas hurt.
"Then I began to use Cutlcura Oint-
ment for the sore. It stopped hurting
immediately and began healing right
away. It was a bad-looking sore be-
fore Cuticura Ointment healed it, and
I suffered so I couldn't sleep from two
days after I fell until I began using
"Cuticura Soap Is the best soap I
ever saw. I have used all kinds o£
soap for washing my face, and always
It would leave my face Emarting. I
had to keep a lotion to stop the smart,
no matter how expensive a soap I
used. I find at last in Cuticura Soap
a soap that will clean my face and
leave no smarting, and I do not have
to use any lotion or anything else to
ease it. I believe Cuticura Soap Is th®
best soap made." (Signed) Mrs. M.
E. Fairchild, 805 Lafayette St., Wich-
ita, Kan., May 8, 1911. Although
Cuticura Soap and Ointment are sold
by druggists and dealers everywhere,
a sample of each, with 32-page book,
will be mailed free on application to
"Cuticura," Dept. L, Boston.
Mrs. Willis—What do you think oS
that Highupp girl marrying Mr. Bul-
Mrs. Gillis—Isn't it awful the way
' some girls sell themselves for money?
Mrs. Willis—And did you hear
about Miss Munney marrying that
Mrs. Gillis—Yes. Isn't that about
the worst case of infatuation you ever
Major Pitzer Has Retired
Pawhuska, Okla.—After many years
In the Indian service for the federal
government, Major Hugh Pitzer,
superintendent and special disbursing
agent for the Osages here has ten-
dered his resignation which will be-
come effective as soon as his suc-
cessor has been appointed. He has
| been offered a better place in a pri-
vate business line.
"There is such a vast difference be-
tween the ideal and the practical In
6tage art," sighed the intellectual
"The differ nee," replied the stolid
stage manage "as lies between the
artistic rule vhlch leads to Arcady
and the fat pa:t which leads to the
Sirs. Wfnsiown Poothlng Syrup for Children
teething, softens the (rums, '•♦•duces lnflamma-
Uuu, ttUays pain, curea wind luic. 2bc v- botli*.
The meanest trick a bacnelor rafi,
play on a leap year girl is to promls#
to be a brother to her.
Child Perplexes Doctors
Memphis, Tenn.—Surgeons at the
city hospital here are nonplussed at
j the case of Katlierine Gilmore, two,
I who fell from a second story window,
' alighting on her head on the pave-
ment and was rushed to the hospital
in the belief that her skull was frac-
tured: The child suffered only unim-
| portant scalp wounds and frets at the
restraint imposed by nurses.
Discriminating persons should know
that Garfield Tea Is a uniquely efficient
remedy for liver troubles and costlveness.
A woman is proud of the virtues
that she practices because she has to.
An Easy Way
Shot a Hunter
Nashville, Tenn.—John Courser was
] accidentally shot' Sunday near Win-
chester by Will Roray. Both men
were members of a party which was
hunting fox. Cpurser wore a pair of
overalls which were the color of a
fox. Roray saw these through the
underbrush and shot at Courser, kill-
ing him instantly.
Wife Found Guilty
Chicago.—The jury returned a ver-
dict finding Mrs. Jane Taylor Quln-
not guilty on the charge of murdering
Olympic Staidum Opened
Stockholm.—The Olympic games
stadium was opened Saturday by the
king In the presence of many diplo-
matic representatives, other officials
and a great crowd of spectators. A
choir of 500 sang patriotic songs and
several athletic exhibitions were giv-
CLARENCE S. DARROW.
Omaha, Neb.—Jacob Schloss, a
I prominent merchant of Shawnee, Ok-
The prominent Chicago aitorney ]a _ haB been mysteriously miss-
who is on trial in Los Angeles, Cal., jng fr0m his home for some time haB
harged with bribery in connection
with the trial of the McNamaras.
Buglars Make. Haul
Hobart, Okla.—Burglars entered
the mercantile store of Gerhnrt, Vo-
gel & Co., Snyder, and took therefrom
a half hundred razors, as many knive;
two rifles, several pistols and other
merchandise. The burglars left no
been located in an Omaha hotel, 1J«
is thought to be insane.
Durant, Okla.—The Inland Cotton
company of this city has arranged to
expend $3,000 this summer in enkir '-
ing Its cotton compress and doubi.g
Miners Sign Two-Year Contract
Kansas City, Mo.—Coal operators
and miners of the Southwestern dis-
trict, who have been holding confer-
ences in Kansas City for the last sixty
■'ays, have reached an agreement and
i contract covering a period of two
ars was signed. While many of the
anges agreed to are of a technical
i . Hire, the new contract cnrrles with
ii i slight increase in wages. Miners
and oprators throughout Missouri,
Kaiisas, Oklahoma and Texas are
Locked up And Forgotten
Newark, O.—Locked up and forgot-
ten for eight days in the Johnstown
village calaboose, Wm. Hrennan, 59,
a wayfarer from Wisconsin, was dis-
covered almost starved to death when
the place was opened for ventilation.
to get rid of a spell
of Indigestion, Sick
or Malarial Disor-
ders is to take
Father's Death Restores Speech
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Overcofne
by emotion as his father was dying,
Thomas Austin, dumb for 13 years,
regained his voice and spoke to his
parent. "If this will make you talk,
son, I'm glad to die."
IT TONES - STRENGTHENS -
Try a bottle today and be con
vinced. All Druggists.
DAISY FLY KILLER
Preferred The Eridewell
Chicago—When Judge Himos told
him to go back home with his wife
and not fight any more, Fred Master
said: "Send me to the Bridewell,
Judge, your honor, I'd rather go there."
jl&ced anywhere, at-
xacta and ki 11a all
Neat, clean or-
cheap. Lam* all
Beaton. Made of
overi will imt soil or
Sold by dealers or
A sent prepaid for II.
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