The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, January 1, 1915 Page: 3 of 12
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LEXINGTON. OKLA., LEADER
DARING RAID MADE BY BRITISH
AIRMEN ON GERMAN
THE GENERAL OUTCOME DISPUTED
Full Extent of Damage Not Known
But According to German Report
of the Affair Raid Was
London.—Assisted by light cruisers,
destroyers and submarines, seven
Britisk naval airmen, piloting sea-
planes, made a daring attack Christ-
mas day on the German naval base at
Cuxhaven, at the mouth of the Elbe.
Six of the airmen returned safely,
but the seventh, Commander Hewlett,
it is feared, has been lost, as his ma-
chine was found wrecked off Heligo-
What damage was done by the
bombs thrown by the attacking par-
ty could not be ascertained, but the
German report of the affair says that
the raid was fruitless.
The enterprise of the British navy
in thus attempting to "dig out" the
German fleet brought about a battle
between the most modern of war ma-
chines. The British squadron includ-
ing the light cruisers Arethusa and
Undaunted which have been engaged
in previous exploits on the German
coast, was attacked by Zeppelins, sea-
planes and submarines.
By rapid maneuvering the ships
were able to avoid the submarines
while the Zeppelins found the fire of
the cruisers too dangerous for them
to keep up the fight. The German
seaplanes dropped bombs which, ac-
cording to the British account, fell
harmlessly into the sea.
The Germans, however, claim to
have hit two destroyers and their con-
voy, the latter being set afire.
The British ships remained in the
vicinity three hours without being at-
tacked by any surface warships and
picked up three of the Beven pilots
and their planes. Three others were
picked up by submarines, but their
machines were sunk? Commander
Hewlett, it is thought, was drowned.
A French naval airman, on Christ-
mas eve, dropped twelve bombs on an
airship shed in Brussels, but It was
impossible to ascertain definitely, the
amount of damage done.
It was learned that th« German air-
man who visited England on Christ-
mas day dropped a bomb near Wor-
cliester, which is only twenty-seven
miles southeast of St. Pauls, London,
and seven miles from Gravesend. The
bomb fell in the roadway.
SIR HENRY HOWARD
Sir Henry Howard was recently ap-
pointed envoy from England to the
Holy See at Rome. He was formerly
minister to The Hague and is well
known in the United States. While
he was an attache of the British tega
tlon In Washington nearly fifty years
ago he married Miss Cecilia Riggs.
daughter of the late George W. Riggs
of that city. She died In 1907.
N1ESTI0H, GAS 10 TILL IMFED CALOMEL WH BILK NO! STOP!
0 SICK STOMACH CANADIAN LANDS
Time it! Pape's Diapepsin ends
all Stomach misery in five
m i— inn i ■ mi ■ !" «0K Hcrs
NAVAL RESERVES CLASS PROPOSED
Daniels Would Keep Discharged Men
Organized for Service.
Washington.—Creation of a navai
reserve from among honorably dis
charged enlisted men of the navy is
proposed in a draft of an amendmenl
to the forthcoming naval appropria
tion bill which Secretary Daniel® has
sent to the senate and house naval
committees with a strong recommen
dation that it be adopted.
"If this amendment be enacted intc
law," said Mr. Daniels in his state
ment, "two most important and neces
sary means for promoting the effi
ciency of the navy will be provided
First it will make available a reserve
organization of trained men to supple-
ment the regular establishment in
time of war. Second, it will increase
the efficiency of the regular navy by
offering a substantial inducement tc
men to continue in the service for pe-
riods of twelve, sixteen and twenty
"The principal features of the bill
are as follows:
"Men who have had twenty years
of honorable service may upon their
own application be transferred to the
reserve on half pay; those of sixteen
years' service with one-third pay;
those of twelve years' service with
one-fourth pay; those of eight years'
service with $60 per annum; those of
Do some foods you eat hit back—
taste good, but work badly; ferment
Into stubborn lumps and cause a sick,
sour, gassy stomach? Now, Mr. or
Mrs. Dyspeptic, jot this down: Pape's
Diapepsin digests everything, leaving
nothing to sour and upset you. There
never was anything so safely quick, so
certainly effective. No difference how
badly your stomach is disordered you
will get happy relief in five minutes,
but what pleases you most is that It
strengthens and regulates your stom-
stomach gets sweet, no gases, no belch-
ing, no eructations of undigested food.
Go now, make the best investment
you ever^made by getting a large fifty-
cent case of Pape's Diapepsin from any
store, You realize in five minutes how
needless it Is to suffer from indiges-
tion, dyspepsia or bad stomach. Adv.
MR. BUSBY AS A HUMORIST
Of Course It Doesn't Often Happen,
But on This Occasion He
Failed to Score.
THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
ASKING FOR INCREASED ACRE-
AGE IN GRAIN, TO MEET
ACTS LOME OH LIVER
Guarantee "Dodsons' Liver Tone" Will Give You the Best Liver
and Bowel Cleansing You Ever Had—Doesn't Make You Sick!
Filipino Uprising Not Serious.
Washington.—Details of native up-
risings in the Philippines beginning
Christmas eve were given in a cable-1 'our years' service with $30 per an-
gram received from Governor General llm> an(I those now in civil life who
Harrison at the war department and have been honorably discharged with-
made public by Assistant Secretary j eight years may o®list in the naval
Breckenridge. The report minimized ' reserve and receive pay at the rate
the extent of the trouble, but stated ' of *12 Per annum and be furnished
that small bodies of Filipinos had as-! with uniform clothing outfit. Provis-
sembled in Manila and Novatas Christ-! ion Is made for periodical assembling
mas eve and at La Guna De Bay and for muster, inspection and drill."
attempted to make trouble. As a re-
suit, forty men were .'arrested and 400oo Gifts Distributed,
one man was shot by a policeman. „ . „ . .,
Governor General Harrison reported San Francisco-Forty thousand bags
the disorders had been suppressed; of nuts, raisins, candies and fruit were
that everything was quiet and efforts distributed to the children of this city
were being made to arrest the lead- J Christmas day at the foot of a tower-
ers, the chief of whom he said was ing Christmas tree in the grounds ol
believed to be a man under sentence' the Panama-Pacific International ex-
Stop using calomel! It makes you
sick. Don't lose a day's work. If you
There ure a number of holders of fee| |aly> ni^gish, bilious or consli-
land In Western Canada, living in the pated. listen to me!
United States, to whom the Canadian Calomel is mercury or quicksilver
Government will shortly make an up which causes necrosis of the bones
peal to place the unoccupied areas calomel, when it comes into contact
they are holding under cultivation with sour bile crashes Into it, breaking
The lands are highly productive, but „ up Thia l8 when you feei that aw-
in a state of idleness they are not nausea and cramping. If you feel
giving any revenue beyond the un ..al, knocke(j out," if your liver is tor-
earned increment and are not of the p|(1 and bowpl3 constipated or you
__ benefit to Canada that these lands have headache, dizziness, coated
ach so you can eat your favorite fo^d. could easily be made It is pointed tongup ,f brealh ,8 bad or 8tomach
without fear ou^ e ^e,nan(* r 8ra^np f°r sour just try a spoonful of harmless
You feel different as soon as "Pape's year, to come will cause good prices Do(lBon.g Uver Tone
Diapepsin" comes in contact with the i for all that can be produced Not Here.g my guarantee_Go to any
stomach—distress just vanishes—your ?nly wl" ,the, P °.n drug store or dealer and get a 50-cent
fected, but also will that ol cattle, bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone. Take a
hogs and horses, In fact, everything
that can be grown on the farms. When
placed under proper cultivation, not
the kind that Is often resorted to,
which lessens yield and land values,
many farms will pay for themselves in
two or three years. Careful und In-
tensive work is required, and if this
Is given In the way it iB given to the
high-priced lands of older settled
countries, surprising results will fol-
There are those who are paying rent,
who sho 'd not be doing so. They
would do better to purchase lands in
Western Canada at the present low-
price at which they are being offered
by land companies or private individ-
uals. These have been held for the
high prices that many would have
realized, but for the war and the finan
cial stringency. Now is the time to
buy; or if it is preferred advantage
might be taken of the offer of 160
acres of land free that is made by the
Dominion Government. The man who
owns his farm has a life of indepen-
dence. Then again there are those
who are renting who might wish to
continue as renters. They have some
means as well as sufficient outfit to be-
gin In a new country where all the
advantages are favourable. Many of j Says Too Much Meat Forms Uric Acid
spoonful and If It doesn't straighten
you right up and make you feel fine
and vigorous I want you to go back to
the store and get your money. Dod-
son's Liver Tone is destroying the
sale of calomel because It is real liver
medicine; entirely vegetable, therefor#
It cannot salivate or make you sick.
I guarantee that one spoonful of
Dodscn's Liver Tone will put your
sluggish liver to work and clean your
bowels of that sour bile and consti-
pated waste which is clogging your
system and making you feel miserable.
I guarantee that a bottle of Dodson'J
Liver Tone will keep your entire fam-
ily feeling fine for months. Give It to
your children. It is harmless: doesn't
gripe a:id they like Us pleasant tasto.
Busby—I 6ee th' Turks have been
kinking up th' sand around the Suez
Mi's. B. (faintly Interested)—Some
Busby—No-o-o! It's war. They're
fighting. The report from Berlin says
they've licked th' British army to a
frazzle. It looks as if the canal would
fall into th' Turks' hands.
Mrs. B. (calmly)—I can't see what
good it would do them.
Busby (leading up to his climax)—
Why, they'd loot it.
Mrs. B. (innocently)—Of what?
Busby (triumphantly)—Of the hard-
ware. They'd take the locks, of course.
Ha, ha, ha!"
A brief silence ensues.
Mrs. Busby (sweetly)—But there
are no locks in the Suez canal.
And it wasn't any consolation to
Busby to remember that he had no
one but himself to blame.
"Wormy", that's what's the matter of Vm. Stomach and In*
tcstlnul worniM. Nearly hh lm<t hh distemper. Coat you too mucH
to feed 'em. Look bail- are bad. Don't phytic 'ein to death.
Spoiln's Cure will remove the worms, improve the appetite, and
tone 'em up nil round, and don'r "physic." Ai-ls on glands and blood*
full directions with each bottle, and sold by all druggists.
SPOHN MEDICAl. CO.. Chemuta.
Goshen. Ind., U- S. A.
Not a Misdemeanor.
Colonel Carter had been playing golf
for but three months. Therefore, when
the secretary of the club saw the col-
onel playing his ball Beveral feet In
front of the tee disks during a tourna-
ment he thought the veteran soldier
had forgotten the rules.
"Colonel! Colonel!" he exclaimed,
"you must play from behind the tee
The colonel's face turned red, but
he preserved his dignity.
"It's none of yo«r business, sah," he
answered as calmly as possible, "but
this is my third stroke!"—Collier's
TAKE SALTS TO FLUSH
"Mamma," said little Lauretta, "Aunt
Mary is getting awfully f;.t, isn't she?"
"It isn't polite to say 'fat,' de r. You
should say 'stout'," rejoined her moth-
At dinner that evening when sh
was asked what kind of meat slit
would like, l>auretta replied: "A lit-
tle of the lean and a little of th«
stout, please." t
The Shocks of Football.
"How rough this sport of football
is! What shocks of Irresistible bod-
"Humph! What shocks of irreslstl
KIDNEYS IF BACK HURTS] ."« !
Something in This Name.
In New York a teacher found that
a little negro girl was named Fertiliz-
"Are you sure that Fertilizer is your
right name?" she asked.
"YeB, ma'am," replied the little girl.
"Well, tell your mother to come
here," said the teacher.
The mother came the next day.
"Yes; Fertilizer Is right," she said.
"You see, 1 named her after her father
and mother both. Her father's name Is
Ferdinand and my name is Liza, so we
called her Fertilizer."
of imprisonment for homicide.
JAPAN EMPEROR DISSOLVES DIET
Army Measure Rejec&d By House and
Session Is Closed at Once.
Tokio.—Owing to the rejection of
the measure for an increase in the
army and emperor has dissolved the
imperial diet, thus upholding the pro-
gram of the ministry for military de-
velopment. When the decision was
announced there was a great commo-
tion in the house and cheers from the
The army measure was rejected by
a majority of 65, but the house ap-
proved the naval Increase by a ma-
jority of seven.
The rescript suspends the h#use of
peers pending the election which prob-
ably will be held in March.
The closing session of the house
was dramatic. The debate extended
all through the day and into the night.
The house was unable to compose Its
differences and shortly before 10
o'clock, it was announced that Emper-
or Yoshihito had exercised his royal
prerogative, dissolving the diet.
Germans Take Prisoners.
Berlin.—The Germans have taken
110,000 Russians prisoners since No-
vember 13. The Russian losses in
killed and wounded have been corres-
The Germans have resumed the of-
fensive from Neidenburg to Soldau,
repulsing the Russians and taking
The war ofFce officially admitted
the Germans had evacuated their posi-
tion in the region of Chalons, France,
where their trenches were levelled by
the allis' bombardment
CAPTURE LODZ TURNED CAMPAIGN
German General Declares Loss of City
Caused General Retreat.
Lodz.—The capture of Lodz, accord-
ing to declaration, made by General
von Hindenburg, the German com-
mander to a correspondent of the As-
sociated Press, was the turning point
of the campaign in Poland.
The Russian lines in northern Po-
land rested on this city, for the pos-
session of which there occurred the
biterest struggle of the entire war on
this front. After the Russians were
forced to evacuate the town, a gen-
eral Russian retirement toward War-
saw became necessary. Under the
guidance of Major von Holleben, a
cousin of the late Baron von Holleben,
who was at one time German ambas-
sador to the United States, the Asso-
ciated Press correspondent visited
some of the battlefields near Lodz
The Austro-German attack was
made largely from the north and
northwest. They drove their columns
into the Russians in the form of a
Wond.ers of Science.
A French scientist says that the bil-
lions of cubic feet of heated gas that
have been shot into the upper air
since the first of August have been
displaced by cold air from the north
pole, thus causing the early freeze
along the battle line. On the same
theory it may be that the safe and
sane Fourth of July crusade was to
blame for our hot summer.
No Failure Is Final.
One of Napoleon's marshals is said
to have approached him on the battle-
field and exclaimed:
"General, I fear that the battle Is
Napoleon coolly looked at his watch
"Time for another battle. Summon
the army to a fresh charge."
the owners of unoccupied lands would
be willing to lease them on reasonable
terms. Then again, attention is drawn
to the fact that Western Canada num-
bers amongst its most successful farm
ers, artisans, business men, lawyers,
doctors and many other professions
Fanning today is a profession. It is
no longer accompanied by the drudg-
ery that we were acquainted with a
generation ago. The fact that a man
is not following a fanning life today,
does not preclude him from going on
a Western Canada farm tomorrow,
and making a success of it. If he Is
not in possession of Western Canada
land that he can convert into a farm
he should secure some, make it a
TOITll (IWN nm'GOIST WILL TFLI. YOO
Try Mnrln.1 Bye Remedy for Ited. Wink, Wnterj
1.v.>s mid Urunulttted Kyt'lld* . No t-ii.R rtllitf-.
|usl Ki" comfort. Write !•'"
Which Clogs the Kidneys and
Irritates the Bladder.
Most folks forget that the kidneys,
like the bowels, get sluggish and clog-
ged and need a Hushing occasionally,
else we have backache and dull misery
in the kidney region, severe head-
aches, rheumatic twinges, torpid liver, Always use Red Cross Ball Blue. Delights
acid stomach, sleeplessness and all j the laundress. At nil good grocers. Adr.
sorts of bladder disorders.
The average man had rather be the
author of a book than to make a mil-
You simply must keep your kidneys
active ?nd clean, and the moment you
feel an ache or pain in the kidney
region, get about four ounces of Jad
Salts from any good drug store here,
take a tablespoonful in a glass of
water before breakfast for a few days
farm by equipping it and working It j and your kidneys will then act fine,
himself. The man who has been hold | This famous salts Is made from the
ing his Western Canada land waiting j acid of grapes and lemon juice, com-
for the profit he naturally expected I bined with lithia, and is harmless to
has been justified in doing so Its j flush clogged kidneys and stimulate
agricultural possibilities are certain ; them to normal activity. It also neu-
and sure. If he has not realized im J tralizes the acids in the urine so it
mediately by making a sale, he should j no longer irritates, thus ending blad-
not worry. But to let it lie idle Is not \ der disorders.
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
Belgian Consuls Lose All Rights.
Washfngton.—Germany has notified
gome of the neutral Countries having
consuls In Belgian territory now un-
der German military authority that
the exequaturs crediting the consuls
to Belgium will not be recognized fur-
ther, though provisional recognition
will be granted
Representatives of South American
repubfics have informed Secretary
Bryan of the receipt of such notice
from Germany. It is believed here
in diplomatic circles, however, that
the notice Is on Its way to all power*
His Own Fault.
"Sir, your daughter has promised to
become my wife."
"Well, don't come to me for sympa-
thy; you might know something would
happen to you, hanging around here
five nights a week."—Houston Post.
"How do you like my new fence?"
"I'd like it better if the pickets
were an equal distance apart. What's
the idea of building it like that?"
"The only man I could get to build
She Kept Her Vow.
"Gladys vowed she would never live
to be gray-haired."
"She has kept her oath. I found her
In a dyeing condition."
good business. By getting it placed
under cultivation a greater profit will
come to him. Have it cultivated by
working It himself, or get some good
representative to do it. Set about get-
ting a purchaser, a renter or some
one to operate on shares.
The department of the Dominion
Government having charge of the Im-
migration, through Mr. W. D. Scott,
Superintendent at Ottawa, Canada, is
directing the attention of non-resident
owners of Western Canada lands to
Jad Salts is harmless; Inexpensive;
msjkes a delightful effervescent lithia-
water drink which everybody should
take now and then to keep, their kid-
neys clean, thus avoiding serious com-
A well-known local druggist says he
sells lots of Ja£ Salts to folks who be-
Meve in overcoming kidney trouble
while it is only trouble.—Adv.
I had a look at the now much-talked
thefact "that money will'be made" out of Louvain, quite a pretty old place,
of farming these lands. The agents
of the Department, located at different
points In the States, are rendering as-
sistance to this end—Advertisement.
Ammunition Used in War.
How much ammunition does a mod-
ern army use? We shall not know
until after the war what the German
and the allied forces have been ex-
pending; but we know what the Ger-
mans used in 1870-71. The total for
rifiea was 30.000,000 cartridges, for
field artillery 362,000 rounds. It Is
worth noting that battles are much
less costly in ammunition than sieges.
The siege of Strassburg alone cost,
weight for weight, three times the
amount of ammunition used in all the
decisive battles and actions through
out the whole war. Of course these
figures are a mere bagatelle com-
gle, with its millions of soldiers and
its quick-firing guns and its week-long
with its magnificent hotel de ville
crowded in by the impressive church
in the center of the town, and its in-
numerable other Old gray churches
with long sloping roofs—the place a
perfect nest of nuns and friars. The
streets were lined with the high walls
i and closed windows of convent after
I convent, and huge clusters of monas-
teries were on the hills about the town
—many very newly built and modern
—and the town was seething with
black-robed priests and brown bare
footed monks and coped nuns. This
was the great Roman Catholic center,
where some of the monastic orders
have their chief establishments. The
library of the university, so ruthlessly
destroyed, contained a priceless col-
lection of church documents.—"A
Glimpse of Belgium Before the War,"
Isabel Anderson, in National Maga-
A man would rather have fortune
smile on him than give him the laugh.
For Galls, Wire
Thrush, Old Sores,
Nail Wounda, Foot Rot
Fistula, deeding-, Etc. Etc.
Made Sinca 1043. 'Voutiu*
Price 25c, 50c and $1.C0
h . OR WRITE
Howard—How old can Miss Jones
Victor—Old enough to call college
men "college boys."—Judge.
"Put on your helmet an' your red
shirt, Silas, there's a big fire down the
road a piece."
"Shucks! I can't go. My shirt's In
the washtub an' the old woman's out in
the garden fillin' my helmet with a
mess of beans."—ilirmingham Age-
Prompt Relief—Permanent Cure
LIVER PILLS never
fail. Purely vegeta
ble — act surely
but gently on
improve the complexion, brighten the eyes.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
is constantly growing in favor because il
Docs Not Stick to the Iron
and it will not injure the finest fabric Fo
Probably the most convenient thing
about a woman's figure is her ability
to shift her waist line anywhere be-
tween her knees and shoulders.
True to Type.
The Customer—These grand opera
phonograph records are no good. I
can't get anything out of half of them.
The Salesman—They nre our finest
achievement. You never can tell when
these records will sing. They're so I laundry purposes it has no equal. If 01.
temperamental.—London Opinion. I package 10c. 1-3 more starch for same money.
— | DEFIANCE STARCH CO., Omaha, Nebraska
A Gentle Hint.
He—Once for all, I demand to |
know who is master In this house? |
She—You'll be happier if you don't
find out.—Philadelphia Ledger.
A toilet preparation of tei'rlt.
Jlvlp* to eradicate dan<lrutf.
For Restoring Color and
Beauty toGruy or Faded Hair.
bOu. and |t.00 at I>ruirvtet*.
Lovers oft rush In where husbands --
fear to tread.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 1--1915.
If Yours la fluttering or weak, uso RENOVINE." Made by Van Vleet-Mansfleld Drug Co., Memphis. Tenn. Prloa $1.00
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