The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, February 10, 1922 Page: 3 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
Next Dose of Treacherous Drug
May Start Misery
Calomel Is dangerous. It may salivate
you and make you suffer fearfully from
•oreness of gums, tenderness of jaws
' and teeth, swollen tongue and exces-
sive saliva dribbling from the mouth.
Don't trust calomel. It Is mercury;
If you feel bilious, headachy, consti-
pated and all knocked out, just go to
your druggist and get a bottle of Dod-
son's Liver Tone for a few cents which
Is a harmless vegetable substitute for
dangerous calomel. Take a spoonful
and if it doesn't start your liver and
,6traighten you up better and quicker
^han nasty calomel and without making
you sick, you just go back and get your
If you take calomel today you'll be
Kick and nauseated tomorrow; besides,
it may salivate you, while If you take
Dodson's Liver Tone you will wake up
feeling great. No salts necessary. Give
It to the children because It Is per-
fectly harmless and can not salivate.
A Bostonian Lesson.
Pronounce "Cannes" with the Bos-
tonlan "a" as In "dance," to rhyme
with "aunts" and not with "ants."—
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Don't say, "Poor little kiddie, I wish
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King's New Discovery as directed, and
it will soon be eased.
It's a good family rnugh and cold
remedy, too. Loosens ip the phlegm,
, clears up the cough, relieves the con-
gestion. No harmful drugs. For fifty
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' Vie lazy liver and get at the root of the
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THE SECRET OF
Copyright by The WLeeler Syndicate, Inc
THE dlseovery ol the body of B.
F. I'erry in li s home at 1316
Callow hill street. Philadelphia,
by a n an who ht;d come In to see
about securing a pu'ent. did uot cause
any sensation at the time, for the
coroner's jury gave a speedy verdict
of "death from accidental causes."
There was clear evidence that some
sort of an explosion had taken place.
A shattered bottle which had raanifest-
j ly contained some sort of inflammable
J material, a broken pipe filled with
partly burned tobacco and a charred
match, lay beside tlie body.
An autopsy showed that I'erry had
died from congestion of Che lungs
caused by the inhaling of flames or
chloroform, ttie latter having pre-
sumably formed the contents of the
broken bottle. So, as there were no
claimants for the body and no estate.
Perry's remains were Interred In the
Potter's field. There they would have
remained undisturbed if It had not
been for the evidence of a convict In
the St. Louis prison.
Shortly after I'eiry's death, the
Philadelphia branch of the Fidelity
Insurance company received a letter
from Jephtha E>. Howe, an attorney in
St. Louis, stating that "B. K. Perry"
was really Benjamin F. Pltezel, who
had carried a $10,000 life insurance
with the Fidelity company. The only
person who could be found to Identify
the body was a man named H. U.
Holmes, of Wllmette, 111., who will-
ingly came to Philadelphia to superin-
tend the exhuming of the body.
Holmes and Howe met In the office of
the company, presumably as strangers,
and the former clearly Identified the
body of the dead man as that of his
friend, Pltezel. Satisfied, the Insurance
company paid the insurance to Howe,
Pltezel's attorney, and reimbursed
Holmes for his expenses.
The details of the case were re-
ported in the St. Louis newspapers,
and a few days later, Marion Hedg-
speth, a convict serving a sentence
for train robbery, informed the gover-
nor of the prison that he would like to
give him some information which he
considered most important.
"If you will examine the records of
the prison," said Hedgspeth, "you will
find that there was a man here last
summer by the name of H. H. Howard.
He was in for fraud, I think, but was
released on bail. While he was here.
Howard asked me if I knew any lawyer
whom I could recommend in connec-
tion with a swindling scheme which he
had in mind—a plan which ought to
net at least $10,000 without any
trouble.' He promised me $500 for my
information and I gave him the
lawyer's name, but I never got my
"The name of the lawyer I recom-
mended to 'Howard' was Jephtha D.
Howe and 'Howard' Is undoubtedly
the man named Holmes who is mixed
up with that Insurance case in
Philadelphia! The details of the case
agree exactly with the scheme, as
Howard outlined it to me last sum-
As soon as this information reached
Philadelphia, the insurance company,
detailed an experienced detective
named Geyer to arrest Holmes and
to Investigate his antecedents, for it
was clear that I'itezel had not met
his death through accident, but had
been deliberately murdered. After a
month's search, Holmes was traced
to New England and finally arrested.
This, however, proved to be practical-
ly the beginning of the case for, the
further back Geyer went into Holmes'
history, the more gruesome details
he discovered. In endeavoring to find
out what had become of Mrs. Pltezel
and her five children, Geyer found in
the cellar of a house in Toronto—a
house rented by Holmes under the
name of Canning—-the bodies of two
children later identified as Alice and
Etta Pltezel. From Toronto the trail
led to Indianapolis, by way of Detroit
and Cincinnati, and it was in Indian-
apolis that Geyer discovered the body
of Howard Pltezel, aged ten, jammed
Into the chimney of the furnace in a
house which had been rented some
time before by a man who answered
to the description of Holmes.
It was in the course of his search
Uirough Indiana and Illinois that Geyer
came upon the most startling dis-
covery of the entire case—the
mysterious building in Chicago known
as "Holmes' Castle" or "Holmehurst."
The prisoner had personally superin-
tended the erection of this structure
and investigation proved that it con
talned an air-proof, sound-proof vault,
communicating with the cellar by
means of a secret staircase. Burled
in the cellar floor and half-consumed
by quicklime were found the remains
of at least five persons who had been
lured to Holmehurst and there mur-
All of these crimes had been commit-
ted some time before the Pltezel af-
fair, and had it not been for the fact
that Holmes overlooked the promise
which he had made to a convict in
the St. Louis prison, It Is quite pos-
sible that he would have remained at
liberty, a constant and deadly peril
to everyone with whom he came In
But Detective Ge.ver returned to
Philadelphia with more than enough
evidence to secure conviction, and
Holmes paid the penalty for bis crime
on the gallows.
IN JK DAV
Werid'e standard cold and la fripp*
remedy Demand red bo* hearing
Mi Hill's portrait and signature.
W. H. HILL CO- DETROIT
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 6 -1922.
Whom $atan would destroy he lirst
CHILD'S BOWELS WITH
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP
Beware the friend without discre-
The war has made table linen very
valuable. The use of Ited Cross Ball
Blue will add to Its wearing qualities.
Use it and see. All grocers.—Adver-
One who is "a natural born leader"
should try to let the people recognize
Tour little one will love the "fruity"
taste of "California Fig Syrup" even if
constipated, bilious, irritable, feverish,
or full of cold. A teaspoonful never
fails to cleanse the liver and bowels.
In a few hours you can see for your-
self how thoroughly It works all the
sour bile, and undigested food out of
the bowels and you have a well, play-
ful child again.
Millions of mothers keep "California
Fig Syrup" handy. They know a tea-
spoonful today saves a sick child lo-
morrow. Ask your druggist for genu-
ine "California Fig Syrup," which has
directions for babies and children of
all ages printed on bottle. Mother 1
You must say "California" or you may
get an imitation fig syrup.—Advertise-
Caused a Grin.
The sidewalk was a bobbing gurden
patch of umbrellas.
Around the corners of buildings the
wind swept, cold and wet and miser-
The crowd huddled along, morose,
subdued. . . .
On one corner a newsboy was stand-
ing, the rain beating blithely in ills
face as lie threw back Ills hair and
"Rend all about the beautiful winter
down In Florida."
And in spite of themselves the be-
draggled pedestrians grinned.—Louis-
"Did you make your ideas perfectly
clear to your auditors?"
"If I did," rejoined Senator Sor-
ghum, thoughtfully, "I hope some of
'em will take the trouble to drop
around and explain 'em to me."
That's the Kind.
Jones—"Simmons seems to have a
very active brain." Bones—"Ah, yes;
but Is it retroactive?"
Quite often, one who is behind the
times In the fashions, is right up to
date in Ills intellect.
A Feeling of Security
You naturally feel Hecure when you
know that the medicine you are about to
take is absolutely pure and contains no
harmful or habit producing drugs.
Such a medicine is Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-
Hoot, kidney, liver and bladder remedy.
The same standard of purity, strength
and excellence is maintained in every
bottle of Swamp Root.
It is scientifically compounded from
It is not a stimulant and is taken in
It is not recommended for everything.
It is nature's great helper in relieving
and overcoming kidney, liver and blad-
A sworn statement of purity is with
every bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-
If you need a medicine, you should
have the best. On sale at all drug stores
in bottles of two sizes, medium and large.
However, if you wish first to try this
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Ringhamton, N. Y., for a
srmple bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper —Advertisement.
"Oh, you can never fool my Ma,
I know juit what the'll say,
That that'* a much like Faultleu Starch,
A night-time it like day."
Kissing Custom Centuries Ago.
Three hundred years ngo It was a
sign of hospitality for the lady of the
house to welcome the men guests in
her husband's presence with a kiss. It
might he on lips, forehead or cheek.
An interesting reference to the free-
dom of kissing in olden times Is Intro-
duced by Sir Walter Scott In "The
Fair Maid of Perth," where one of the
characters says: "Thou knowest, the
maiden who ventures to kiss a sleep-
ing man, wins of hlni a pair of gloves."
The Heathen Come to Light.
A Wisconsin newspaper, the Boston
Transcript says, reports the following:
The young people here have a new
game called "Christianity." Here is
how they play It: The Christians, who
are the girls, get on one side, and the
boys on the other nre the heathen:
then the heathen cross over and em-
brace Christianity. It has become
Well, Is It?
"It ought not to be necessary," said
Doc Brane.v, "for a man to cultivate
low tastes to avoid being unkindly sus-
pected as a 'highbrow."'—Washington
Land of Prosperity,
offers to home seekers opportunities that cannot
be secured elsewhere. The thousands of farmers
from the United Stales who have accepted Can-
ada's generous offer to settle on FREE homesteads
or buy farm land in her provinces have been well
repaid by bountiful crops. There is still avail-
able on easy terms
Fertile Land at $15 to $30 an Acre
—land similar to that which through many years
ha® yielded from 20 to 45 bushels of wheut
to the acre—oats, barley and flax also in creat
abundance, while raising horses, cattle, sheep
and hotfM is equally profitable. Hundreds of farm-
ers in western Canada have raised crops in a
sinffV season wnrth more than the whole cjst of
their land. With such success comes prosperity,
independence, good homes and all the comforts
and conveniences which make life worth living.
Fzrm Gardens, Poultry, Dairying
are sources of income second only to grain
growing and stock raising. Attractive cli-
mate, good neighbors, churches', schools,
good markets, railroad facitities, rural tele-
Forilluatraf .0 literature, map*, doecrlptlon of farm
opportunity in Manitoba. Sankatrhewan,
Alberta an* Uritiah Columbia, reduced
railway rat-« etc.. writs
r. H. HEWITT
2012 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
A Lover of Quiet,
"You wouldn't think It to look at hie,
sir," said the seedy caller In quest of
a loan, "but I was once a member of
a famous jazz orchestra. Kven If 1 do
say it, I was a bear with drums, cow-
bells, dishpans and cymbals."
"You were, eh?" replied Mr. Grump-
son. "Well, I'm a wolf for peace and
quiet. I've discharged no less than
17 stenographers for flipping on the
floor with their toes and rapping on
desks with pencils."
"In that case," said the seedy call-
er, hastily, "I'll wish you good morn-
Two Varieties of Hard Luck.
There's two kinds of people always
In hard luck; them th't did It, but
never thought; and tliem th't thought,
but never did It.—Josh Wise.
She—Is there an art In kissing?"
He—The only art Is, Art thou will-
Every Dad Knows It's True.
"Johnny," said a neighbor to the lit-
tle boy next door, "how do you like
your elephant that waggles his head
and your camel and your games and
that railroad train that runs around
on its own track?"
"Well, 1 don't know how I like them.
I>nd plays with them all the time.
But he has to go back to the office to-
morrow and then I'll get to."
An Even Break.
"She's a girl after his own heart.
"Yes, and he's a man after her
"But you know It's whispered on the
quiet that she hasn't any money.
"Well, It's a nortorlous fact that he
hasn't any heart."—Boston Transcript.
You can't say that a man is hold-
ing his own when he puts his property
into his wife's name.
Aim at the top. It may help you
to land In the middle.
"I'll stay on the main line"
Traveling the regular
road from here to there,
Bill met a man who
showed him agate and
"Might do," said Bill,
"If I didn t know where
lam going. When I'm
on the main line I don't
see any object in switch-
That s what the whole
Southwest has said
about the choice of
Post Toasties take the
taste and appetite where
they want to go — and
public opinion chooses
to take the main line
and stay on it.
There are imitations,;
but the imitations don't
PostToasties are made
by a special patented
process,and they have
texture all their own.
That's the particular
charm of a Postloasties
breakfast or lunch.
You'll agree with Bill—
when I know what I
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Denison, Mrs. E. A. The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, February 10, 1922, newspaper, February 10, 1922; Lexington, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110934/m1/3/: accessed February 21, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.