The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, August 19, 1921 Page: 2 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
"VAMPS" WHO MADE HISTORY
By JAMES C. YOUNG.
CAREFULLY PREPARING POULTRY
INSURES HIGHER MARKET PRICE
by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
"Dodson's Liver Tone" is Taking Place of Dangerous,
Sickening Chemical, Say Druggists
Every druggist In town has noticed
• great falling off in the salt of
calomel. They nil give the same rea-
son. Dodson's Liver Tone is taking
"Calomel is dangerous and people
know it." Dodson's Liver Tone Is per-
sonally guaranteed by every druggist
who sells it A large bottle doesn't
cost very much but If It falls to give
easy relief In every case of liver slug-
gishness and constipation. Just ask
for your money back.
Dodson's Liver Tone Is a pieasant-
tasting, purely vegetable remedy,
harmless to both children nnd adults.
Take a spoonful at night and wake up
feeling fine; no biliousness, sick head-
ache, acid stomach or constipated
bowels. It doesn't gripe or cause ln-
FROM PALACE TO GUTTER AND
THE story of Bianca Capella might
well be called "The Face at the
Window." She was born In 1548,
daughter of a great Venetian noble.
And no girl ever had a more alluring
future. But love interfered and she
ran away with a poor bank clerk to
his home in Florence. He had told her
that ills parents belonged to the gen-
try. Instead, she found them living in
a miserable slum.
record further activities on her part.
Perhaps she was satisfied with in-
trigue. It is merely known that she
lived on for a half century, a vampire
who had conquered and lived to enjoy
the fruits of her deviltry, when the
victims had made the last sacrifice.
THE GIRL WHO WON AND RULED
\\T & HEAR a great deal today
VV about the Iniquitous vampire.
It is one of the curious sidelights
Bianca soon became celebrated as j of history that the vampire has helped
convenience all the next day like vlo- the flower of the Florence slums. One to shape the destinies of the greatest !
lent calomel. Take a dose of calomel
today and tomorrow you will feel
weak, sick and nauseated. Don't lose
day she was sitting at the window j men and empires. And certainly none
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when Francesco de Medici chanced by.
lie saw her lovely face and the next
day she was summoned to court.
Francesco was the son of the grand
duke, and soon her slave. She had
sickened of the bank clerk husband
und the trials of poverty. From a girl
entranced by her first love she had
begun to develop in her role of vam-
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Not a day passes that inspectors
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eminent, do not condemn food of one
kind or another Deeause it is unfit for
human consumption. Sometimes this
is due to deliberate adulteration, an
of the famous women who might
answer to that description had a
stranger beginning than a little girl
born at Paris in 1721. Her supposed
father was Francois Poisaon, an officer
in the household of' the Duke of
Orleans. But common report held
that her real father was a great
financier of the time, who undertook
to direct the girl's education. It is
your Old Clothe* Cleaned and Pre**ed V/mAUnMAr Francesco's father died and he be-j said that in her early youth he rec- j Intention to defraud the purchasers,
to look like new. Wrap in paper, send f UlVLAHUrlA X 1 came grand duke. Now Bianca saw ugnlzed in her a spark of genius and ! but more often It Is the result of im-
—_ u /nDTflMRTDlQTc\ I her c'hanc'e t0 a place beslde him- A shaped the girl's education so that proper packing, neglect to consider
m9 /f 4/U NORTH X A UfYE, 1 Kit) 1 o X. child was borrowed and presented to some day she miuht be the kine's temperatures to be encountered in
BROtDW),r ' j Francesco by Bianca as his own. mistress. | transporting from point of origin to
/ OKLAHOMA It is your guarantee of efficiency. Then- t0 conceal her plot, the real At the age of twenty this girl was
Q|TY and the holder of same is backed mother wus slaln' A ualtlng wo,uan married to u nePhew of her protector
r* . • 1 a who kmav o£ lt wus carried to a :ln<l became the belle of the wealth
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Ilianca's troubles were only multiply-
ing, for Francesco's wife bore him
a son when all hope of his having an
I heir seemed lost. It looked as if
| Ilianca's day was over. But she left
: Florence a year, then returned In
! greater favor than before. And soon
the duchess died, her young son fol-
lowing her shortly afterward. There
were hints of poison at Bianca's In-
stigation. However that may have
been, the duke married her within
two months. The child first given to
Francesco as an heir was legitimatized
and it appeared that an unknown
foundling would some day rule
Florence. But Bianca still had one
Implacable enemy, the Cardinal de
Medici. In an effort to make friends
J she invited him to a great feast and
! merry-making. Just what happened
I may never be known. Some historians
say that Bianca had prepared a
! poisoned tart for the cardinal, but
that he substituted it for another tart,
J unpolsoned, and it was served to the
duke. When Bianca saw her husband
1 In deadly agony, It Is s^i she real-
I ized what had happened and ate the
| other half of the poisoned dainty.
I Both were soon dead and Bianca's en-
! einy had won.
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the door is flung open and a party of
gay blades enter. They are led by
Koruanus, son of the emperor. They
drink, and Romanus admires the tav-
ern keeper's daughter.
In 956 this same girl, Theophano,
vas married to Romanus, his imperial
father being an indulgent man who ap-
parently eared little whom his son wed*
But the mother and five sisters of
Romanus scorned the tavern maid. In
959 the emperor died, supposedly of
■ poison administered through the
j agency of his son and Theophano,
j now become greedy of honors.
Romanus was a profligate and Theo-
phano evidently suspected that she
might be put aside. So she cast her
eyes upon Nlcepliorus Phocas the
greatest soldier of his time and a
power in the state. This Phocas was
a religious man who continually wore
a hair shirt as penance. Theophano
soon made him forget his hair shirt,
and the two conspired together. Ito-
I inanus died In 903, at the age of twen-
t ty-four, and the historians hint thnt
his wife poisoned him. Then she had
I Phocas proclaimed emperor, and a sec-
I ond time became empress of Byzan-
[ tium. Tills brought on a contest with
the church, which refused to sanction
the marriage. But the vampire was
a woman of wit as well as seduction,
and she helped her new imperial hus-
band to maintain himself. Phocas won
notable victories against the Saracens
and greatly extended the power of By-
zantium. Then he seems to have ex-
perienced a turn of feeling and went
back to his hairy shirt. In any event
Theophano tired of him and looked
about for new conquests. She east her
favor upon Zlmiskes, nephew of the
emperor, and a gallant young soldier.
Once more her conspiracy took shape,
and Phocas was assassinated. Then
the church demanded that Zlmiskes
drive Theophano forth from the palace
before his self-proclaimed accession to
th'e purple would be recognized. To
the consternation of Theophano, he
promptly agreed and she was bundled
off to a prison. But the wily vampire
who had risen from the tavern to a
throne still preserved her cunning, and
lt was not long intil Zlmiskes also
passed away, a poison victim.
Theophnno's tw# sons by her first
husband divided the empire and she re-
power in the realm." This power she
extended by every possible means,
corresponding regularly with gen-
erals In the field, dabbling in affairs
at state, and finally becoming the un-
crowned queen of France.
For years French policy had been
to oppose Austria by alliances with
the German states. Because Fred-
erick the Great wrote scurrilous
verses about Pompadour she swore
to be avenged, and when Maria
Theresa of Austria wrote her a
friendly letter, she upset France's
national policy overnight, forming an
alliance with Austria. Tills brought
on the disastrous Seven Year's war
and indirectly prepared France for
the troubles which ended in the Rev-
Pompadour did not live to see the
working out of her statecraft.
When a fateful illness overtook
her, at the age of forty-two, she
calmly heard the doctor's sentence,
had herself dressed in court costume,
and bravely lay down to meet her
HE has the evil eye," said Dumas,
O "she will bring a curse upon any
man who loves her."
History knows the beautiful woman
of whom he spoke as Lola Montez,
but she was christened Elizabeth, the
daughter of an Irish woman and Lord
Byron, by the left hand. Afterward
the mother married and went to In-
dia with her soldier husband. When
the girl was sixteen, her mother came
back to England for a time, and the
yrnng mistress proceeded to run
away, marrying a soldier and depart-
ing for India.
Elizabeth left India, stopped in
Spain, and changed her name to Lola
jiontez. She studied dancing and de-
termined to storm London. Her ap-
pearance in 1843 was heralded as a
great event, but she could not dance.
Her failure brought hisses, and she re-
turned to the continent, wandering
through Germany and Belgium. Then
she went to Warsaw. She conceived the
idea of calling herself a Pole, for
whom everybody felt sympathy be-
cause of their struggle for liberty.
So Lola came to Paris, under another
name, and started to dance. Once
more hisses greeted her. It was the
last straw. She flew Into a fury, tore
oft her slippers and garters, and threw
them at the audience.
Paris had been won. Lola, dropping
her other name, became the fashion
of the day. An editor was killed in
a duel about her, and Dumas pro-
nounced the line quoted above, which
drove her from the capital. She next
turned up in Munich and enslaved old
King -Ludwig. Then folly took hold
of her. She started to rule the state
and soon got into water so deep that
she almost lost her life. A mob sur-
rounded her palace and angrily de-
manded that she come out. Lola
came, in her nightgown, pistol in
hand. She emptied the consents into
the crowd and barely escaped the
mob's fury when Ludwig arrived at
the head of the royal bodyguard. She
had to flee, and Ludwig lost his throne.
Lola had exhausted Europe. Sh«
came to New York and tried again ti
dance. Once more she failed, and
went West, dipping into the minfnj
camps for a while, then on to Aus-
tralia, and finally back to New York,
Now she lies In Greenwood cemetery,
Brooklyn, and not even an epitaph
the methods of killing, bleeding, pick-
ing, ehilling and packing described
fully in bureau of chemistry circu-
lars: 3, "How to Pick Chickens;" 52,
"How to Wrap Heads"; 61, "How to
Kill and Bleed Marset Poultry." Is-
sued by the Department of Agricul-
ture, these circulars may be had by
application to the division of publica-
tions. The man who hopes to suc-
ceed should know everything possible
about his proposed market, and its de-
Broilers in Demand.
Ordinarily the demand Is for broil-
ers of three sizes—squab broilers,
small broilers and large broilers.
Squab broilers weigh, dressed, from
three-quarters to one pound; small
broilers, the size most In demand tlie
greater part of the year, weigh from
one to one and a quarter pounds each,
and large broilers from one and one-
half to two pounds.
Broliers may be sold alive or
dressed, In the discretion of the ship-
per; but If dressed, this should be
done according to the demands of the
market, and these demands one can
learn only by Inquiry and study. Get-*
ting the product ready for the buyer
tn the public market has much to do
with the price received. The appear-
ance of the article, the manner In
which lt Is packed, and Its condition—
these are the points that make a rep-
utation for the shipper.
Temperature to Maintain.
The ter..perature of chickens when
they are alive is 103 degrees Fahren-
heit. This must be reduced after kill-
ing to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or less
before they can be packed for long
hauls in refrigerator cars. The time
required to chili fowls usually Is about
24 hours, and the packer must be sure
that the body cavity, as well as the
skin and flesh, are free from heat be-
fore the birds leave the chill room.
Failure to observe this requirement
is responsible for much of the Ill-con-
ditioned poultry found In the public
markets. The range of temperature
permitted, too, Is small. Below 30 de-
grees Fahrenheit the flesh Is frosted;
above 35 degrees Fahrenheit decay
proceeds too rapidly to permit of long
hauls to distant markets. Of course,
the birds can be frozen after they are
chilled, and so shipped, and this is a
very excellent plan, especially lf the
haul Is across a hot country, say the
specialists in the Department of Agri-
Packing for Market.
It Is customary to pack broliers with
the breasts up, and the feet hidden.
The prevailing method at present,
where refrigeration Is available, is to
pack the chickens in small boxes hold-
ing a dozen each, but small boxes suit-
able for one or two chickens have re-
cently been placed on the market. If
the business is to be permanent the
containers should carry the farm
name, or the name of the shipper lf
the farm has no name. An attractive
advertisement on the box has a great
deal to do with marketing, a fact
proved long ago to the satisfaction of
shrewd business men.
Small packages are becoming more
and more popular. Two layers of
chickens in a box are being discarded
for a single layer, it being realized
that refrigeration is more perfect lf
the carcasses do not touch, and if
pressure on guch tender tissue as
chicken muscle Is eliminated as far
as possible. On this account heads
are wrapped in waxed paper and
turned back where they do not rest
against the soft flesh of the breast
or thighs. No longer does the packer
thrust old Cocks, broiling chickens and
fowls Indiscriminately Into a big su-
gar barrel, pressing them down In his
effort to pack tightly, and so bruising
the flesh and tearing the skin.
KEEPING DOWN STABLE FLIES
Give Stable Refuse Proper Care and
Stack Straw So That It Will Not
Be Breeding Hole.
The numbers of stable flies can be
kept down by caring properly for
stable refuse and by properly stacking
or otherwise disposing of straw In a
way that will not make lt attractive
as a breeding place for the flies.
Flies cause much distress among ani-
mals and at times heavy losses. Con-
trol measures are described In Farm-
ers' Bulletin 1097. It can be had free
of charge by writing Division of Pub-
lications, Washington, D. C.
BiG VALUE OF FOREST TREES
turned to the palace. History fall# to j marks her simple headstone.
Material Supplied for Use on Farm,
Such as Poles and Wood—Pro-
tect Live Stock.
Forest trees grown on the farm add
to its value and beauty. They supply
material for farm use, such as poles,
posts and cordwood; and they afford
shelter for live stock, and protect
crops and buildings from the hot
winds of summer and the cold winds
of winter. Moreover, they often can
be grown successfully on soils too poor
or on slopes too steep for the success-
ful production of the ordinary agricul-
APPLY LIMESTONE ANY TIME
Usually Done to Best Advantage In
Late Summer When Teams and
Men Are Available.
Limestone may be applied at any
time when men and teams are avail-
able, but this usually Is done to best
advantage In late summer, fall or early
winter. It will seldom, lf ever, pay to
put on less than a ton to the acre, and
more should be used lf the soil Is
very sour. Applications usually are
not made more frequently than once
In four to six years. The usual appli-
cation varies from one to two aud one-
half tons an acre.
INCREASED NITROGEN SUPPLY
Element May Be Added by Proper
Soil Treatment, Rotation of
Crops and Phosphate.
The supply of nitrogen, the most
ctfstly element of food for plants, can
be Increased through proper soil
treatment, rotation of crops, the ad-
dition of phosphate and limestone and
the growing and plowing under of
legumes. All stable manure Is to be
utilized, and on the older, worn soils
of the East and South some commer-
cial nitrogen may be profitably used.
Following a crop that Is a heavy nitro-
gen consumer with one that is a light
user Is good farm practice.
PLAN TO DESTROY CUTWORMS
Pests Work at Night and May Be
Killed With Aid of Paddle
Cutworms sometimes give consider-
able trouble if the nights are cool and
the weather unsettled. A good way
to get rid of cutworms In the garden
Is to go out In the evening after dark
with n flashlight and paddle and kill
the pests. They may be found on the
surface at work at night. It will take
but a short time to get rid of cut-
worms In the garden. This Is a quick-
er and more reliable way than using
GIVE HARNESS PROPER CARE'
Made of Good Leather and Heavy
Enough, Set Will Last for at
Least Fifteen Years.
Harness made of good leather and
heavy enough for the work required
of It will last for many years If cared
for properly. It Is more economical to
buy harness that Is too heavy than to
buy that which Is too light for the
work. With good care, harness of the
proper weight and quality will last at
least 15 years, and In many cases har-
ness used on the farm has been In
service for 25 years or longer
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