The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 13, 1914 Page: 8 of 10
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OBJECTION PLACED ON AGE
■ut Voung Lady's Idea Was Altogether
Different From What Corporal
"What pensions, what millions and
billions In pensions, this horrible war
U going to entail." said Major 1* itzger-
sJd of Boston. He added:
"And some of these pensions will go
on longer than they should, because
some of the pensioners iu their old
ago will marry young girls—for an old j
pensioner maheB a good parti, since
his pension, you know, falls ou his
death to his widow.
I fciurd the other day about an old
Civil war pensioner who proposed to
the hired gii I next door, a very pretty
girl of twenty or so Hut she refused
"Perhaps,' he stammered then,
stroking in his embarrassment his
long and snow-white beard, perhaps 1
tin too old.'
"No.' said the pretty hired girl
calmly. no. corporal, you're too
"That gambler's son is a chip off the
"I see. A poker chip."
Rub It On and Rub It In.
for lame back and soreness, sprains
and strains, sore throat and stiff neck,
you must rub on and rub in thorough*
ly llanford'B Balsam of Myrrh. He-
member that one good application at
Hrst Is better than several light ones.
Likes Sensible Women.
Montague Glass, the author of "Perl
mutter and Potash," says that ho
would not marry a woman who did
not have sense enough to want equal
rights for her sex. He has a wile
who. needless to Bay. comes up to his
A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE OF
xpectatlons of what a sensible worn
an should be.
"Old Ironsides was the theme of a
great patriotic poem "
"Yes; that was a famous ship."
"The loss of the Koyal George In
spired a noble poem
"Great battleships have had their
names preserved in many immortal
"No doubt. But what are you driv
"Just this: You can't write a poem
about a boat labeled 11-14.
7: - •
Don't Lose a Day's Work! If Your Liver Is Sluggish or Bowel*
Constipated Take "Dodson's Liver Tone. —It s Finel
sluggish liver better than a doa« of
nasty calomel and that it won t maka
Litany for Week-Days.
From elderly ladies with sure cures
for toothache, corns and tonsilltls;
and from boiled potatoes, poison Ivy
and the military "experts" of newspa
Iters; anil from all females more than
twenty-three or Iosh than eighteen
years old; and from persons who
know the exact difference between
"who" and "whom" and are willing
to tell it; and from provincial para-
graphers who imitate Franklin P.
Adams; and from old and bad cock-
tails under new and seductive names;
and from gilt chairs; and from dogs
with loose hair—good I,ord. deliver
ub!—Owen Hatteras, in Smart Set.
Cub's Faux Pas.
This may be a base libel on an hon-
ored profession, but it is told by the
man who perpotrated the faux pas.
He was a reporter for a Baltimore pa-
per—or had been one for about an
hour, this being his first experience in
newspaper work—when the city editor
sent film out to see Cardinal Gibbons.
The "cub" rushed down to the modest
white house where the venerable pre-
late lives, says the Philadelphia Eve-
ning Ledger, and rang the bell. A man
servant opened the door.
"Is the cardinal at home?" asked the
"Oh, Mrs. Gibbons will do," ejacu-
lated the "cub."
The upper view show, the State Highway Department concrete expert, W. R. Goit. explaining how to prop
erly mix concrete to Seminole High School Boys. , rn.ri
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'"''Top"rCommI aslope r^f"h^ghways?'sldney Su^B^rlglnatVof the Educational Mile of Road Movement.
Bottom: State Superintendent of Instruction, R. H. Wilson, who is giving hearty co-operation to the movement
The human body will stand a lot ol
abuse, but sometime it will surely re-
bel and demand proper food in place
of the pasty, Btarchy, greasy stuffs on
which It has been made sick.
Then is the time to try Grape-Nuts,
the most scientific and perfect food In
A lady of Washington says: "Three
years ago I was very 111 with catarrh
of the stomach and was given up to
die by one doctor. I laid in bed four
months and my stomach was so weak
that I could not keep down medicine
or hardly any kind of food and was so
weak and emaciated after four months
of this starvation that my daughter
could easily lift me from bod and put
me in toy chair.
"But weak as my stomach was, It
accepted, relished and digested Orape-
Nuts without any difficulty the first
time that wonderful food was tried.
"I am now strong and in better
health than for a great many years
and am gradually growing still
stronger. 1 rely on Grape-Nuts fot
much of the nourishment that I get.
The results have certainly been won
derful In my case and prove that no
stomach is bo weak it will not digest
"My baby got fat from feeding on
Grape-Nuts. I was afraid I would
have to stop giving the food to htm,
but I guess it is a healthy fat, for his
health is just perfect." Name given
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mtch.
Look in pkgs. for the famous little
book, "The Road to Wellvllie."
"There's a Reason."
Ever reml <'•«* nbove letter? A
« nr iippciir* from lime to time. They
err is^iiuiue, irur, uuU full of hun «
Seminole.—The first Educational
Mile of Road, under the movement
Inaugurated by Commissioner of High-
ways Sidney Suggs was successfully
built under the direction of the etate
highway department by the young
men of the Seminole school recently.
It constituted the culmination of what
has been termed "Sidney Suggs'
Dream" and incidentally inaugurated
a movement wnich has already spread I
In many counties of the state and
attracted the attention of other states
In the Union.
How It Was Done.
The Seminole high school followed
the plan of the highway commissioner j
to the letter, first organizing them-
selves into a "Good Koad and Civic
Association," the girls of Uie schools
composing the civic end of it. The
boys then solicited necessary funds
to employ State Highway Engineers
A. H. Collins and W. R. Goit, who di-
rected the surveying and concrete
State Engineer Collins came to
Seminole three days before the day
set for the demonstration and showed
the boys how to handle the rod and
transit. The mile of road was sur-
veyed and the grade stakes set.
The assistance of the citizens of
the town and community was then
solicited and cheerfully given and on |
the night prior to the building of the
road everything was in readiness for
actual work. On Friday morning at
seven o'clock about one hundred men.
forty teams, one traction engine and
as many graders and slips as were
necessary were assembled and work
began promptly. Not a moment was
lost and long before dinner time the
team work along the entire stretch
was thoroughly organized and work-
ing to perfection.
ffvery vestige of Information pos-
sible was given the boys during the
day. They were shown the correct
manner ol' handling the scrapers, grad-
ers and the traction engine. There
were four culverts In the mile, two to
rebuild—because of Improper Instal-
lation and two to build. Drainage and
Its value was explained by Engineer
Goit who directed this end of the
work and seven of the young men
were selected to build a four-foot con-
crete culvert to replace a wooden
structure which was removed intact,
so it could be used elsewhere. The
boys elected their foreman and with
the exception of the engineer In
charge, who occasionally showed the
boys how to do, the boys did every par-
ticle of the work and today a concrete
culvert stands to their credit and will
! probably be standing a thousand years
Planting the Trees.
After the dismissal of school the
! girls assembled along the work now
almost complete and planted trees at
I regular distances apart and were in-
1 structed In the proper manner of so
doing together with the future culti-
vation Commissioner Suggs himself,
after the [Ranting of the trees, im
pressed the girls with the necessity
ol seeing to it that the trees were pro-
tected until their future life and de-
velopment was assured.
State Superintendent Interested.
State Superintendent of Instruction
| Wilson is keenly interested in the
' work and co-operating with the high-
! way department in every possible
manner. In fact, it was when Sidney
I Suggs explained his scheme to Mr.
| Wilson that the state department of
education immediately began to push
I the movement. Superintendent Wil-
son wrote every county superinten-
; dent in the state suggesting that teach-
I irs become Interested In the better
I road idea. He urged them to get into
communication with the highway de-
| "It's the life of the consolidated
| schools." said Superintendent Wilson,
| "to have good roads. I hope every
1 school in the state will do its best
to impress the importance of gAod
| roads on the scholars. We cannot be-
gin too young. I am heartily in favor
of every movement for the betterment
! of the rural districts and I fail to see
j where anything can be of more prac-
tical value than a knowledge of good
road building from a practical stand-
Commissioner Suggs' View.
Commissioner of Highways Sidney
Suggs was enthusiastic when the
work was done. "I believe every boy
and girl who participated today is a
good roads booster for life," he said.
"They know now something about
what it takes to make a good road.
They have something to point with
pride*to as long as they live. They
have made history. 1 am never going
to quit until 1 have carried the gospel
of good roads into every school in the
state I want them and everybody to
understand that only by proper meth-
ods can roads be built. We must first
have the highway engineer, who does
for road building what the architect
does for a residence building Theu a
comprehensive knowledge of drainage
area and drainage must be gotten and
then intelligent direction of the forces
which do the actual work."
Ready to Organize.
j The state highway department will
organize any school districts for this
educational road work. A line to the
department will get immediate par-
ticulars. There is no cost to schooli
j for this part of the work.
Among the adult population present
! during the construction of the "Educa-
| tional Koad" were Commissioner
I Suggs; J. J. Miller, principal of the
Seminole high school; A. H. Collins,
| who had charge of the surveying of
I the road; W. R. Goit, expert, in con-
crete mixing; E. A. Duke, representing
I he state superintendent of education;
! L. L. Sturgeon, county superintendent
of Seminole county; Rev. William
Du Hamel, rector of the Shawnee Epis-
copal church; Walter S. Gilbert, secre-
tary of the state highway department;
and Mrs. Kate Gilbert of the highway
department, who assisted in the cere-
monial exercises attending the plan-
ing of the trees along the highway.
All of the work of building the road,
from the purveying of the grade, to
the actual construction work was pep
formed by the pupils who took the In-
itiative, being assisted only when th«
What Stephens Will Do
j Duncan, Stephens County, has en
I tered enthusiastically into the Educa
I tional Mile of Road movement and th«
! seventy-live school districts will al.
I attempt to build a mile of road be
I tween now and the close of th«
| schools in May. County Supt. A. L
j Morton has interested the towns o!
I Duncan, Comanche and Marlow to thf
extent of raising $300.00, which is tc
! be divided into nine prizes, three eacl
of $5.00, $30.00 and $20.00, which ari
I to be awarded to the schools makini
the best showing. Commissioner ol
| Highways, Sidney Suggs, spent tin
t entire last week in the county organ
■ Izing the school districts.
You're bilious! Your liver Is slug-
gish' You feel lazy, dizzy and all
knocked out. Your head Is dull, your
tongue is coated; breath bad; stomach
sour and bowels constipated. But don t
take salivating calomel. It makes you
sick, you may lose a day's work.
Calomel is mercury or quicksilver
which causes necrosis of the bones.
Calomel crashes into sour bile like
dynamite, breaking it up. That s when
you feel that awful nausea and cramp-
If you want to enjoy the nicest, gen-
tlest liver and bowel cleansing you
ever experienced just take a spoonful
of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Your
druggist or dealer sells you a 50-cent
bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone under
my personal money-back guarantee
that each spoonful will clean your
LIMITED CHOICE OF VIANDS
Guest Who Didn't Care for Salmon
Was in Fair Way to Have Hot
In some parts of the Canadian
back country the recurrence of
boiled salmon, broiled salmon, sal-
mon cutlets, and salmon steak at ev-
ery meal becomes, after a few weeks,
a trifle monotonous. To the native
palate, brought up on it, this constant
reappearance of the selfsame dish is a
matter of course; but to the newly
arrived tourist it grows at least Into a
"Is there nothing else for break-
fast?" said on6 such victim of colonial
hospitality, as a whole fish and a pot
of mustard were laid before him on
"Nothing else!" replied the host, in
surprise. "Why, there's salmon
enough there for six, ain t there?
"Yes," responded the guest, mild-
ly; "but I don't care for salmon."
"Well, then, fire Into the mustard,"
was the rejoinder.
Some negroes are lnsatjable
•jiners," and their favorite organiza-
tions are those which assure an os-
A mistress was remonstrating with
her servant about belonging to one
"Bonnibel, don't you think It Is
mighty foolish to pay the 'Friends
and True Mourners' society' twenty-
five cents every month?"
"Naw'm, Miss Ma'y, 1 don't. You
see, dee ain't like some of de s'cleties;
dee acts liberal, and don't skimp on
nothin". Dee gives you de finest kind
of coffin, en makes a way for ev'ry-
body to git to your burial. En den,
'sides dat, dee gives you thirty dol-
lars at the grave, en you know thirty
dollars comes in mighty handy."
Dodson's Liver Tone is real liver
medicine. You'll know it next morn-
ing because you will wake up feeling
fine, your liver will be working, your
headache and dizziness gone, your
stomach will be sweet and your bowels
regular. You will feel like working;
you'll b« cheerful; full of vigor and
Dodson's Liver Tone is entirely
vegetable, therefore harmless and can-
not salivate. Give it to your children!
Millions of people are using Dodson's
Liver Tone instead of dangerous cal-
omel now. Your druggist will tell yon
that the sale of calomel la almost
stopped entirely here.
Far down in the basement is a ma-
chine of particular interest to astron-
omers and scientists. It Is the cele-
brated dividing engine, which makes
it possible, to the delight of mathema-
ticians, to divide a circle accurately,
even to within one second of arc
surpassing the records of all previous
dividing engines. This degree of ac-
curacy was accomplished after years
of experiments in a room heated to
80 degrees,, or as near as practicable to
the heat of the body of the operator,
for even a breath might interfere with
the tiny scratches on the silver bands
of the revolving disk.—An Afternoon
with Ambrose Swasey, by Joe Mitchell
Chappie, in National Magazine.
"Where was that big sea fight <*
which you were speaking?"
"On the front page, I think, my
There are few really great men on
earth, but there are a lot of others
who are willing to admit their great-
If you can't get Hanford's Balsam of
Myrrh write: G. C. Hanford Mfg. Co..
Syracuse, N. Y. Two sizes: 60c and
Rash, fruitless war from wanton
glory wag'd, is only splendid murder.
Objected to the Statement.
"We all make fools of ourselves at
times, your worship," said a man who
was charged at the Lambeth police
court with insulting behavior.
"You can only speak for yourself,"
retorted Mr. Biron.—London Tit-Bits.
Many aa HI natured wife has de-
veloped into a good natured widow.
A mouse scares a woman almost as
badly as a milliner's bill scares a man.
A GOOD COMPLEXION
GUARANTEED. USE Z0SA POMADE
the beauty powder compressed with healing
ageats, you will never be annoyed by pim-
ples. blackheads or facial blemishes. M
not satisfied after thirty days' trial yonr
dealer will exchange for 50c in other goods.
Zona has satisfied for twenty years—try it
at our risk. At dealers or mailed, 50c.
ZONA COMPANY. WICHITA, KANSAS
ARFNT3 pair SILK
RUtn IO hasf FRF.E
Suite size. Become agent for beautiful lina,
direct from mill to wearer. Gift to every cus-
tomer. Large profit. Easy work. Writetoiaj.
TRIPLY)WEAK MILLS, I o*k K
112 So. 13ib Kt. Philadelphia, Pa.
NOTICE TO FARMERS
tocluy. CHARLOTTE COTTON SCHOOL, CtaarloUn, <*>
THE W 0RAND
REVOLVER AND PiSTOL
Winchester Revolver and Pistol cart-
ridges in all calibers prove their sup-
eriority by the targets they make.
Shoot them and you'll find they are
accurate, clean, sure
OKLAHOMA GOOD ROADS BOOSTS
Good Roads Boosters in an around
Ada, county seat of Pontotoc county
are busy doing practical wnrk on the
roads and considerable results have
The High School at Wayne has or-
ganized with a view of building an ed-
ucational mile of road. Commission
j er of Highways Sidney Suggs was
(hero last week and orgauized the
The State Highway Department has }
just issued a bulletin regulating the
grades over railroad crossings. The
railroads are being requested to main-
I tain sixteen feet of level roadway at
each side of the outer rail and the
approaches must not exceed a live
per cent grade. The State Corpora-
tion Commissioner has taken this up
with the railroads and secured their
Oklahoma and Texas were llnke.
together by another bridge across Rei
River in Cotton county, the bridge
being a suspension of four spans neat
ly two thousand feet long and thi
contract price less than twenty thotiE
and dollars. It was built by prlvat>
individuals nnd a nominal toll 1
charged. It is the only bridge bt
! tween Deniaon and Wichita Falls.
Yes, waiting for every farmer or farmer's
son — any industrious American who is
anxious to establish for himself a happy
home and prosperity. Canada's hearty in-
vitation this year is more attractive than
ever. Wheat is higher but her farm land
just as cheap and in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
1S0 Acre Homesteads are Actually Free to Settlers and
Other Land at From $15 to $20 per Acre
TV.A neonle of European countries as well as the American continent
must be fed thus an even greater demand for Canadian Wheat will keep
up the price." Any farmer who can buy land at $15.00 to $30.00 per acre
^-Vet a dollar for wheat and raise 20 to 45 bushels to the acre.. bound to
^on^v—that's what you can expect in Western Canada. Wonder-
f?i? vields also of Oats, Barley and Flax. Mixed Farming Is fully as prof-
itable an industry as grain raising. The excellent grasses, full ofnutnUon,
are the only food required either for beef or dairy purposes. Good schools,
markets convenient, climate excellent.
Ill II ivcia J. romoulsorv in Canada but thf re is an unusual dcmwid ? >r farm
Miliary service is not volunteered fur service in He waV.
W^?te^oMi^er«ture n^ particulars as to reduced railway rates to Suj-ruuauleU
Immigration, Ottawa, Canada; or to
C. A. COOK
521 W. 9th St., Kansas Clly, Mo.
Canadian florermeet f Rfnt.
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