The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 32, No. 21, Ed. 1 Monday, October 2, 1922 Page: 3 of 8

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Breeders and Farmers From AH Over
Southwest Attracted.
This Year.
Oklahoma City, Okla. — Shorthorn
day at the state fair saw the most not-
able showing of shorthorns from three
states. In the history of the fair. Judge
W. A. Forsyth declared the range the
best he h;<d seen, and attracted breed-
ers and farmers from all over the west
and southwest.
There was no criticism of the plac-
ings made by Judge Forsyth, although
in the younger classes too many ill
fitted animals showed up the work of
judging somewhat. Good specimenis
were by far in the lead, however
Frank R. McDearmond and H. C.
Lookabaugh had a battle royal in the
bull classes, and shared senior and
Junior honors respectively, with Mc-
Dearmond taking the grand champion-
ship. Preston Boles, for the Garfield
County Shorthorn Breeders' club, made
larger breeders take notice in Junior
calves, with his Sultan ol Gold, a roan
of exceptional quality, and the out-
standing bull calf of the entire west-
ern fair circuit (his season, according
to Judge Forsylh.
Quarantine is Established; 3,500 Cattle
Were Vaccinated.
McAlester, Okla—After three weeks'
combat with the dreaded anthrax
among livestock of northern Pittsburg
county, W. F. Hall of Holdenville, dep-
uty state veterinarian, announces that
the disease is under control and a
rigid quarantine established.
Nearly 3,500 cattle have been vacci
nated without charge under direction
of the agricultural'department of the
state, aided by Pittsburg county , com-
missioners. The infected section ex-
tends along the Fort Smith & West-
ern railway from Cains creek to
Featherston including about live miles
on each side of the road and taking
in about eight sections in Latimer
county, according to Hall.
There have been no new outbreaks
of the disease and few deaths among
the animals, Hall said. Cool weather
has a tendency to retard t'he infection.
Not more than 150 cattle, horses and
mules have been lost by the disease
in the section infected this season
Hall estimated.
Public Utilities, Railroads, Highways
Oil and Mines Make Up Total.
Oklahoma City, Okla,—More than
$200,00,000 is involved in Oklahoma's
present building program, including
construction completed during tin
year and construction now under way
or in immediate prospect, if any con-
siderable proportion or proposed pro
Jects become reality, according to es-
timates gathered from many sources.
The program Includes municipal im-
provements both public and private
permanent highways, railroads, publio
utilities and oil and mining construc-
Reports from fifty-eight Oklahoma
cities, reveal a construction program
In those cities alone of $93,871,181. Of
that huge sum, $18,101,980 is being in-
vested in new homes $30,187,001 In
business and industrial plants and $45,-
582.200 in public improvements.
Home Town
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NE of the little known chapters of
American history—an episode
CD DO B0 |——=^3-j f| r fl H D D
Bridge Bjam Slip Kills Man.
Norman, Okla.- Joe Martin of Moore,
■was killed instantly when an iron
bridge beam struck him on the head
while unloading material at the New
Newcastle bridge on Canadian river a
few n lies west of Moore. A chain
•which was being used to hoist the iron
1 om Martin's truck broke and the
massive bridge structure lilt him be-
fore lie could get out from under it.
Martin had the contract for hauling
supplies and materials for the bridge
that is now under construction.
Gets Life Sentence.
Ardmore, Okla.—Oscar Van No>,
•charged with having driven a speeding
car into a party of four persons and
mortally injuring two on the night of
October 14, 1921, was found guilty by
a jury in district court and sentenced
to life improisonment. Attorneys tor
the defense announced they would a>
peal tjie case.
Much Road Improvements.
During the last twelve months, ac
cording to records in the office of the
sfate highway department, thirty-
four large bridges have either been
completed or placed under construc-
tion, atan aggregate cost of $1,455,-
509. Several of these bridges span
such streams as the South Canadian
river, the most expensive of the lot
being the Newcastle bridge now being
erected over that stream between Mc-
Clain and Cleveland counties, south-
wtst of Oklahoma City. The contract
price of the Newcastle bridge is
During that same period, contracts
have been let for the construction of
355.3 miles of paved road at a total
I cost of $5,238,100.58. The cost includes
| drainage, grading and surfacing.
( From the best information obtain-
able from the various counties it ap-
j pears that approximately 1,400 miles
! of hard-surfaced road either has been
completed or is now under construc-
tion in the state at this time with a
cost of approximately $90,000,000.
Muskogee county possibly leads the
state in miles of construction of
graveled road, while Tulsa county un-
questionably takes first place in the
number of miles of high type pave-
Tulsa county already has completed
91.6 miles of high class paving outside
the limits of incorporated towns and
cities and by the middle of November
will have completed a total of 110
Opening of Deer Season Announced.
Open season (or'deer will begin No-
vember 15 and end December 15, ac
cording to lien Watt, warden. The
open season will not apply in Coman-
che C.addo, Major and Blaine counties,
Watt said as the government owns
game on reservations in those counties,
and is anxious to protect it from ex-
termination. According to Watt, gov-
ernment deer on reservations often
leave the reservations and if noT pro-
tected by the state are apt to be killed
by hunters.
According to Watt, quail are plenti-
ful on the state game preserve in Mc
Curtain county. Watt returned to Ok-
lahoma City from a visit to the pre-
serve. Hunting Is not permitted on
the game preserve. The quail season
begins on the first of December and
ends December 31.
Longest String of Casing.
Ardmore, Okla.—The longest string
of 10-inch, 40-pound, DBX 8-thread cas-
ing ever run in a well in the mid-con-
tinent field has been set in the West-
New Engir.eer cn State Work.
Max L. Cunningham, former state
highway engineers under Governor
Robert Williams, and who served for
the first part of Governor Robertson's
administration, was appointed to thar
position by the governor.
He succeeds E. S. Alderman, who
resigned under pressure from Robert
son, after friction with him and B. E
Clark, state highway commissioner, on
federal road work in Choctaw county
Atdernian was dismissed when he oh
heimer-Daube No. 1 near Ardmore, in I jected to proposed changes in the fed
section 7-2s-2w. Wi'deat Jim district,
at a depth of 2,287 feet, according to
H. P. Quinn, of Pittsburg, Pa., field
representative of the company which
manufactured the pipe.
Oil Man Held for Ransom.
Tampico, Mex. John C. Chaney,
general field superintendent of the In-
ternational Petroleum company (Mex-
ican Seaboard) Is being h id captive
by bandits who are de • anding $5,000
before his release. Chaney was cap-
tured at Agua Nacida, September 10,
while on a trip of inspection covering
era! project, declaring he would not
be responsible for change which he
did not think the federal department
would approve. The governor said
that was a matter for the state high
way department to decide.
Rainbow Order Fortned at Durafit.
Durant, Okla.—Forty Durant girls
Joined the Order of Rainbow at its in-
stallation here recently. The order is
sponsored by the Eeastern Star. Mrs.
Bertha Sawyer and Dr. W. M. Cleve-
land addressed the girls.
Kenton Apple Picking tfc Begin Soon.
Kenton, 01,1a.—Apple picking in
northwestern Cimmarron county will
begin about October 15, according to
present indications. The crop is the
heaviest in five years, orchard owners
Shawn/se Man Wins Fair Prize.
Shawnee, Okla. W. P. Reavls, Pot-
tawatomie county farmer, received
from the Kansas state fair board a
check for $"95, covering twenty-eight
pri mines he won at the Kansas fair
at Hutch'nc-oil on Red Polled cattle
Union Station Ordered.
Plans for building a union station in
Oklahoma City must be in the hands
of the corporation commission within
sixty days, according to an order is
sued by the commission. All railroads
into the city, tne Rock Island, Santa
Fe, Frisco, and Katy are ordered to
confer and agree on a site for the sta-
tion within that length of time, ac-
cording to the commission's order.
Grade crossings are ordered eliminat-
ed at every intersection of tracks on
a public highway, but the commission
reserves right to amend that order in
special cases.
Warrant Out for Teacher.
Warrant for the arrest of John
Block, jr., teacher at Noble, near Pur-
cell, accused by Miss Maude North
cutt school superintendent of Cleve
land county, of having sold state ex
amination questions, was issued by E.
D. Holland, county attorney of Cleve-
land county. Three of the thirty-five
teachers of McClain nrd Cleveland
counties said to have bought copies of
1 ih • questions admitted to Miss North
I cutt they pn'd $50 each for them, it
! was said at the office of R H. Wilson,
o _
which Is cloaked In mystery even to-
day—concerns Itself with the massa-
cre of n party of emigrants, which took
place near Mountain Meadow, in Utah,
in September, 1857, and for participa-
tion iu which John D. Lee was exe-
cuted some twenty years later.
About a hundred and forty men,
women and children we're crossing the
continent at the time, on their way
from Missouri to the coast, and stopped
in Mountain Meadow, about 350 miles
west of Salt Lake City, to rest their
horses and to permit the members of
the party to recuperate from the strain
of their Journey up to this point. Fa-
miliar with the dangers of cross-coun-
try travel, they arranged their wagons
In a circle with the women and chil-
dren inside, nnd the men taking turns
at watching for signs of a possible at-
tack. Two days passed without any
Indication of trouble, and the emigrants
were ou the point of setting out on the
next portion of their trip when their
outposts reported that apparently
hostile Indians had made their ap-
pearance at a number of points near-
Little by little the enemy's scouts
crept closer, and then, as one of the
Missourians forced the Issue by hold-
ing up his hand as a signal for a peace-
ful conference, the sharp crack of a
rifle shot made It plain that the In-
dians were Intent upon an attack,
rather than a parley or the exchange
of goods. Hardly an hour of the en-
counter had passed, however, before It
became plain that fully half of the hos-
tile force were not Indians, but whites
—Mormons who had Joined forces with
the redskins In order to effect an ex-
termination of the visitors who, they
feared, would undermine their Influ-
ence in this section of the country.
The combination of Indian cunning
and a constant stream of ammunition
supplied by the whites, was almost too
much for the little band of emigrants,
but, having been careful to pitch their
camp In a spot which commanded all
the available approaches, they stood
by their guns and resisted the siege for
four full days and nights. Finally, on
the fifth day, they left the shelter of
their wagons under the promise of
protection by John D. Lee, a Mormon
bishop and Indian agent. WitlKn the
hour, however, all the adults and chil-
dren over seven years of age had been
slaughtered in cold blood, and 17 of
the younger children were then dis-
tributed among Mormon families, but
were afterwards restored to their rel-
atives through the action of the gov-
When, after an investigation of the
matter by officials of the War depart-
ment. Lee was arrested and charged
with murder, he implicated number
of the highest officials in the Mormon
church in his confession of treachery,
claiming that Brighatn Young himself
hud full knowledge of the Intended
massacre, and had taken no steps to
prevent it.
"Governor Young told tne," de-
clared Lee, "that if 1 would stand up
and shoulder full responsibility for
the affair, it would be a feather in my
cup some day. and that 1 should
achieve celestial salvation, but he add-
ed that the man who shrunk from a
responsibility of tills kind would he
certain to he consigned to lludes fur-
Despite his confession, nnd the mani-
fest evidence that he was far from be-
ing alone in the laying of the plans for
the cold-blooded massacre. Lee was
executed on March 23. 1877, twenty
years later. Government investiga-
tors developed clearly the fact that
Lee Imd been only a catspaw in the
whole matter, but when they attempt-
ed to place the blame where It be-
longed, they were frustrated at every
turn by the far-flung machinery of the
Mormon church.
The identity of the real leaders In
the Mountain Meadow massacre hits
never been definitely decided, and con- j
temporary historians state that Lee
would never have been convicted laid
It not been for the fact that he had
been ostracized by the Mormon church,
Krigham Young having instructed ids
adherents to facilitate the progress of
tills prosecution, for reasons best
known to themselves.
uncle," and It was only when they
came to Washington that the pair set-
tled down for any appreciable period.
Before the youth concluded his
schooling at Georgetown college Cap-
tain Ord was taken ill, and, after a
sickness as brief as It was mysterious,
died while trying to tell the boy the
secret of his pnrentage. "James," be
gasped, "I have sworn not to do so,
but I must tell you that your father
was—" and here a fit of coughing
seized him, which prevented his dis-
closure of the mystery.
Upon Investigation of his guardian's
papers, Ord discovered that the man
had not been his uncle, but was mere-
ly a common sailor In the British navy,
who, through the exercise of some po-
litical Influence, had been given thf
post of dockyard Inspector under tin
Spanish crown. The younger Ord'f
supply of funds continued unabiltei'
and he placed hltnself under the tu
telage of a Maryland priest, who, Ir
addition to teaching him, assisted Ir
the senrch for the truth concerning lib
parentage. This search led to the con
elusion, unsupported by any direct
documentary evidence, that he was
the son of George IV of England, born
while that monarch was prince of
Wales, his mother being Marie Anne
Smythe Fltxherbert, whom George had
married In 1788.
When Ord was well on In life, he
wrote to Mrs. Fltzherbert, but was |
unable to obtain a reply from her, al |
though he died In the firm belief that
she was his mother. This contention
was also accepted by the Jesuit fa-
thers of Georgetown college, who, In ,
the centenary history of the Instltu- I
tlon, mentioned the name of "James :
Ord, son of George IV," In its list of j
After various adventures In Atner- |
ica, including n trip to the far West j
In search of gold and the accumuia- |
ti on of a considerable fortune on the
Puclfic coast, Ord was appointed to
the bench, and returned to Washing-
ton, where he built a handsome home
on Pennsylvania avenue. Later, how-
ever, he moved to Omaha, where ho
died nt the age of ninety-seven, still
strong In the belief that the long-
delayed unsealing of Mrs. I'ltzher-
bert's private papers would clear up
the mystery which surrounded hla
birth. These papers formed part of
a mysterious packet which Mrs. Fltz-
herbert, upon her deathbed, requested
might be placed In a vault in Coutts'
bank, London, to remain there until j
such time as the reigning sovereign of
Great Britain might see fit to have
them publicly opened.
The seal was finally broken In 1005, 1
by order of Edward VII, but, while
the marriage certificate of George, j
prince of Wales, and tin1 pretty widow .
was discovered, none of the other dec- j
uments contained any reference to
children nlleged to have been born of
the union. "James Ord," therefore,
must continue to rank with Kaspar
Ilauser, the dauphin, the man in the
Iron mask nnd the other unsolved
riddles of history.
Gratifying Improvement in Sense of
Municipal Responsibility Shown
in Recent Years.
Several years ago Americun cities
cut a poor figure in respect to neat-
ness compared with the cities of Eu-
rope. At present the comparison In
disarray Is not so unfavorable to this
country. European cities have be-
come less tidy—the war, of course, Is
to blame for this as for most other
'hlngs-1—and American municipalities
lave become cleaner. At the present
rime, Indeed, the littered condition of
London nnd the English countryside
s receiving much attention front the
3rltlsh press. The careless populace
lot only throws Its newspapers Into
die public highway, but disposes of
tin cans in a similarly Informal man-
ner. But American cities are still far
from Immaculate. For this reason the
'clean-up weeks" nnd the creation of
igencies which devote their energies
to anti-lltter work are hopeful signs.
Improvement Is certain. Anyone who
has watched American cities for
twenty-five years knows that men and
women develop a municipal responsi-
bility much more rapidly than Is com-
monly supposed. Twenty-five years
ago few free-born Americans hesi-
tated to spit in public conveyances or
public places. The Inhibition that has
developed In respect to this vice shows
how rapidly personal habits can be
Improved. The day will probably come
when the average citizen will be as
careful about dropping his read news-
paper In the street as he Is now about
spitting In a street car.
But there Is still much opportunity
for missionary zeal, especially among
the crowds who spend Sundays in t lie
public parks. Nothing would more
eloquently portray the perfection of
the civic conscience than an unllttered
city park on Monday morning.—
World's Work,
Read This Letter from Mre.
W. S. Hughes
Greenville, Del. — "i was under the
impression that my eldest daughter had
as ever since the first
time her sicknessap-
peared she had to go
to bed and even had
to quit school ones
for a week. I always
take Lydia E. Pink-
ham's V ege tabl«
Compound myself so
i gave it to her and
she has received
great benefit from it.
You can use this let-
ter for a testimonial if you wish, as 1
cannot sav too much about what your
medicine nas done for me and for my
daughter."-Mrs. Wm. S. Hughes,
Greenville, Delaware.
Mothers and oftentimes grandmothers
have t.iken and have learned the value
of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com-
pound. So they recommend the medi-
cine to others.
The bent test of any medicine is what
it has dona for others. For nearly fifty
years we have published letters from
mothers, daughters, and women, young
and old, recommending the Vegetable
Compound. They know what it did for
them and are glad to tell others. In
your own neighborhood are women who
know of its g reat value.
Mothers—daughters, why not try it T
Busy Masculine Knitters.
Knitting isn't exclusively a woinan'f
work or pastime or art, In every fire
engine house throughout the District
the tire laddies are busily engaged It
making fancy sweaters of Intricate
Jeslgn for ivlv«« or sweethearts. In
one of the most popular urt needle
work shops In Washington there is a
man Instructor In knitting, who car.
work all sorts of pictures Into the
mesh that glides through Ids fingers
One of the most prominent men in the
Carnegie Institution has been a knit
ting artist for years and makes elabo-
rate bedspreads, dresses, draperies.
Washington Star.
HE public life of the
name was concealed
man whose
under the
palpable alias of "James Ord." com-
menced when this strange character
was sent to Georgetown college, In
Washington, with the statement by Ills
guardian, Captain Ord, that "if you
had your rights In England you would
be some one the very mention of
whose name would cause every head
to bend. God forgive those who have
wronged you, my boy 1"
In order to remain close by his
charge, the elder Ord secured a posi-
tion in the Washington navy yard but
It was noted that the allowance which
he was able to make to the boy who
passed as Ids nephew, was out of all
proportion to his salnry ns a master
mechanic. Young Ord remembered lit-
tle of his life abroad—though there
seemed to he a hazy recollection of a
tall and stately woman, sad-faced and
dressed In the most expensive of fab-
rics, who had visited him at Intervals
during his childhood. In Inter years,
however, tie had spent the major por-
tion of Ids time traveling with his
Tracing Bees in Australia.
Some Interesting facts concerning
native bee hunters come from Aus-
Wild bee-' nests are usually well
hidden, and, the flight of the bees be-
ing too fust for the eye to follow, the
aborigines have devised various igeni-
otts methods of tracing them.
One way Is to watch the bees gath-
ering pollen, and then, when a honey-
laden bee alights on a flower, to place
a piece of white feather-down, mois-
tened with gum, on the underside of
its body. The native eye can then fol-
low the bee's homeward journey.
A white beekeeper on the south
const of New South Wales is little be-
hind the natives in cunning. His metli-
oil is to watch bees drinking nt a pool.
If they fly away slowly, and at no
great height, be knows that a nest is
close at hand; if they fly fast and
high the nest is likely to be miles
away •
Lincoln's Popular Phrase.
The expression in President Lin-
coln's Gettysburg speech, "government
of the people, by the people, for the
people," is n literary gem which for
several centuries had passed unnoticed
until thus used by him, an exchange
In the preface of the first complete
translation of the Bible In the English
language known as the Wycllffe Bible,
there is the following: "The Bible Is
for the government of the people, by
the people .and for the people." The
date of this is, according to Encyclope-
dia Brltannlcn, about 1382, but cannot
be Inter than the time of W.vclllTe's
death 11. 1384. This same authority
credits him with being "the founder of
English prose literature." This same
expression from the Standard diction-
ary. under the word "government."
Too Many American Communities
Have Failed 4o Foresee the Impor-
tance of Looking Ahead.
Most great cities have grown after
a haphazard fashion, with narrow and
often crooked streets, insufficient park
nnd recreation space, overcrowded
tenement districts and improvised
menus of transit. Occasionally they
have been made over nt great expense,
as Purls was made over by Baron
Hausstnnnn under the Second empire;
oftener they have groped their way
blunderingly into greater and greater
confusion. Washington is an almost
unique example of a city that was de-
liberately and spaciously planned from
the beginning.
But In recent years city planning
has become n profession, nnd city gov-
ernments have more and more become
convinced of the advantages of intel-
ligent study of their special problems.
In Germany a great deal was accom-
plished before the war In improving
und beautifying such cities as Berlin,
Cologne nnd Nuremberg. Something
has been done in England nnd some-
thing also In the United Stntes, though
oftener In new or small cities than in
the larger ones.—Exchange.
Sow Grass in the Fall.
Springtime is commonly considered
to be seedtime, but with lawns better
results often are obtained by seeding
at some other season. Except, per-
haps, in the northern tier of states
and In New England, says the I'nited
Stntes Department of Agriculture,
early autumn seeding Is much more
satisfactory than spring seeding.
South of the latitude of New York
spring seeding should rarely If ever
be practiced. There are good reason!
for this rule. Young grass does not
stool well in spring and summer and
Is not sufficiently aggressive to com-
but crab-grass and other summer an-
nuul weeds. In the area south of tills
nnd north of the Potomac nnd Ohio
rivers the time is early September.
The reseeiling of an old Inwn should
be done at the same season us n#w
English Daily for Jerusalem.
Jerusalem soon Is to have a daily
newspaper published in English. It
will be owned nnd edited by an Atner
lean woman, Mrs. Galling of New
York, who litis spent several months
In Palestine studying local conditions
Mrs. Gutling lias puld $'250,000 for a
building to be used for her venture.
The presses and other mechanical
equipment for the pnper are now on
their way out from the United States
6 bell-ans
Hot water
Sure Relief
25$ and 75$ Packages.Everywhere
If you are troubled with pains or
aches; feel tired; have headache,
indigestion, insomnia; painful pas-
sage of urine, you will find relief in
The world's standard remedy for kidney,
liver, bladder and uric add troubles and
National Remedy of Holland since 1656,
Three sizes, all druggists.
Look for ihe nine Gold McJit on « 5ry bo*
and accept no imitation
Modern Stars.
Jim—I see that we have quite a
bunch of woman football players at
this fonnul dance.
Oscar—Mow come?
Jim—Look them over. There's Molly,
a fullback, dress cut down to her
wnlst; then there's Margaret, a half-
back, Just a trifle more modest. Oh,
yes, there's Virglnlu, the quarterback,
she hasn't apparently had a coming
out party yet.
Save Trees When Possible.
One of the unfortunate results of
urban growth is the destruction of tine
trees which have sheltered genera-
tions of young villages only to be sac-
rificed at last to make room for a few
yards of aspluilt or to obviate the
necessity of deflecting a concrete side-
walk. Often, of course, it is Impos-
sible to save a venerable elm or maple
or oak which gets in the path of busi-
ness expansion, but not infrequently
these tine old veterans of a hundred
years' war with the elements are
slaughtered ruthlessly.
Chill Tettlc
Makes the Body Strong.
Makes the Blood Rich, eoc
The finest road system In the world
Is to be given In France. It was In-
augurated by Napoleon.
Tree Selection.
There Is a popular notion that oaks
cannot be domesticated, but I have a
burr oak RO feet high that I planted
as a six-Inch seedling Just 20 years
ago, writes a correspondent of the
Chicago Df.tly News. A red ouk in
my lawn I planted when three feet
tall, and It has kept pace with Nor-
way spruce set at the same time, fur-
nishing with Its brown clinging foliage
in the winter no less charm than the
green of the spruce. The hickory Is
perhaps the shyest of domestication,
but treated rightly It Is a rapid grower.
Cuticura Soap
For the Hands
Soap 25c, Ointment 25 nnd 50c, Talcum 25c.
Large Can 25 f
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 39--1923

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