The Okeene Leader. (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, November 8, 1907 Page: 2 of 8
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THE OHEEN LEADER.
J. H. Ragland, Pub.
okeene. : : : : OKLA.
Baseball at a Busmeea.
The development of l>as«-ba!l aa a
bminm hat been to complete that it
has attained a prominence second to
l»o other American Industry io exten-
siveness and Importance The bull-
n»»« of baseball flourishes wherever
there is a stretch of level around and
enough lumber to make a hat. and as
more people are interested In It
than in any other single industry In
the country, surely It la the most Im-
portant. In Chicago, where the live-
stock trade has acquired somewhat of
a reputation, it Is extremely probable
that most of the Inhabitants, If con
fronted with the alternative of giving
tip either their meat or their baseball,
wrould choose to become vegetarians,
says Charles A Comlskcy In Ameri-
can Business Man. The statistical ex-
tent of baseball Is difficult to estimate
anil not likely to be overestimated.
Approximately 300 profession^ teams
are listed uuder the national agree
ment. and to the players of these clubs
over 12,577,000 waB paid out last year
In sularles. To maintain the grounds
of these clubs ami for Incidental sal-
aries there was an additional expendi-
ture of $2,500,000. For railroad fares
the club owners parted with close on
to $1,000,000, and for hotel bills for
the traveling clubs the amount paid
out approximated $150,000. For spring
training expenses the magnates part-
ed with $125,000, part of which they
made back, of course, In the ante sea-
son exhibition games. For all addi-
tional expenses rolled up by the clubs
playing under the national agreement
there was an outlay of at least $1,-
A PRIZE WINNER!
FOR ALMOND COFFEE BREAD.
Comets are not now regarded ns
signs that “forerun the death or fall of
kings,'' but this superstition was still
current In the time of Queen Eliza-
beth, though, to the amazement of her
courtiers, the queen calmly scorned it.
The curious thing was that it was also
thought that if the sovereign would
refrain from looking at the malignant
celestial passer-by no harm would
come to her. Ofl one occasion Eliza-
beth's attendants shut and curtained
her windows, but her majesty, as
might have been expected, with “a
courage answerable to the greatness
of her estate." caused them to be
opened, crying as she looked up, "Jac-
ta est alea—the die Is cast.” Then,
like Cnut on the seashore, she read
her people a homily, asserting that
her “steadfast hope and confidence
was too firmly planted in the provi-
dence of God to be blasted or affright-
ed with those beams which either had
a ground in nature whereupon to rise,
or at least no warrant In scripture to
portend the mishaps of princes."
No more green consuls are to be
sent abroad to represent America if
the plans of the state department
which have just been put Into practice
realize expectations. Ever since the
establishment of the consular service,
it has been customary to allow a newly
appointed consul 30 days with pay be-
fore leaving America for his post. A
room In the department has been
equipped as a complete working Amer-
ican consulate, suitable to transact
the business of an American consul in
any part of the world, civilized or un-
ctviliwd. Appointees are no longer
permitted to spend that 30 days'
period in their own way, but are re-
quired to report every day at the state
department for duty, and to spend a
certain number of hours in this model
consular office, receiving Instructions
and acquainting themselves with
every practical detail of a consul's
daily work. The best of instruction is
Coincident with the centennial anni-
versary of tho launching of Fulton's
steamboat Clermont is revived tho
legend that the boiler of the boat was
made from copper cents. Tho early
copper coins of the couutry were, as
are the gold coins of the present,
worth their face value as metal. It
frequently happened that the easiest
way. and i.ot a costly way to get cop-
per for use in the arts, was to collect
the coins and melt them. There is no
record, so far as known, of where
Fulton did get the copper for the
boiler, but when a coin collector at-
tempted to secure a cent dated 1799
he discovered that cents of that date
were rare, and that It was not much
easier to find a cent of 1804, yet more
than 750,000 cents were coined In 1804
and nearly a million In 1799
THE NEW STATE'S OFFICERS
The President Is Said to Have De*
cided the Contest.
Held Conference With Republican
Leaders—Abernathy and Porter for
Marshals and Dickerson for Judge.
Washington.—According to the
most trustworthy Information obtain-
able the following federal appoint-
ments in the new state of Oklahoma
have been decided upon by President
Roosevelt: In the western district for
United States district attorney, John
Embry, now district attorney for Oak-
lahoma territory: for United States
marshal, John Abernathy, now mar-
shal for Oklahoma territory: In the
Eastern district, for United States dis-
trict attorney. Charles Rogers, of Vln-
Ita: for United States marshal. Mar-
shal Porter, of the Southern district
of Indian territory.
The contests over the judgeship ap-
pointments fn hofh districts were
simplified by the elimination of some
of the candidates. The Indications
now are that all of the candidates in
the Eastern district have been dropped
except Judge Dickerson and Ralpli
Campbell, of McAlester, and Dicker-
son's chances are regarded as better
than those of Campbell. Campbell
was formally indorsed b/ Gov. Frantz.
It was said Monday that Judge human
Parker was no longer under consider-
ation and that his friends had been
CHECKS AS CURRENCY.
Will Be Issued in Small Denomina-
tions in Pittsburg Where Payroll
Amounts to $1,000,000 a Day.
Pittsburg, Pa.—The Pittsburg clear-
ing house committee Friday night an-
nounced the details of a plan upon
which It has been working for some
days, whereby the vast industrial army
of the Pittsburg district Is to be paid
In bank checks of small denominations
In lieu of currency. The object sought
to be attained by the action is to In-
sure the steady operation of all mills
and factories in the district during the
existing money stringency and to con-
tinue the present unequaled prosjierity.
The payroll of the Pittsburg district
now exceeds $1,000,000 a day and is
fast growing and the belief of the
bankers is that this plan will keep
many thousands of workingmen In
steady employment who might other-
wise be denied work this winter.
The plan, which has met with the
unanimous approval of bankers, mer-
chants and manufacturers, has been
thoroughly systematized and will be-
come general at once. It Is made
} necessary by the fact that clearing
house associations of other cities, es-
pecially New York, have prevented
j the return of currency from those
points to Pittsburg and the idea of
Pittsburg manufacturers and mer-
chants. shopkeepers and workingmen
is to protect themselves against this
policy of other cities.
Calls Football Prize Fighting.
Kankakee. 111.—Charging that foot-
ball is a prize fight. Attorney S. R.
Moore Wednesday filed a bill in the
circuit court for an Injunction re-
straining high school students from
playing the game. Moore declares
that F. N. Tracy, superintendent of
public schools, and L. W. Smith, high
school principal, have aided and abet-
ted prizefighting among students; that
the game of football not only injure*
but demoralizes the student body:
that the members of the team use
profanity on the field and the game Is
ilegrading, un-American, un-Christian
and uncivilized The case will prob-
ably be heard next Tuesday.
Storm at Galveston.
Galveston. Tex.—A northwest storm
of short duration with heavy rain
pased over this city early Wednesday.
The wind attained a velocity of 72
miles an hour for two minutes. One
woman was killed by being crushed
In a falling house. Also about 20
frame houses were blown down. It
is estimated that 20 people were In-
jured In the western part of the city,
where the wind was severe. Several
business houses were unroofed and
the stocks of goods were slightly
damaged by water.
To Close Omaha Theaters.
Omaha, Neb.—Mayor James C.
Dahlman has Issued a proclamation
calling upon theaters and other
amusement places and all business
concerns which have been open Sun-
days to obey the law by closing their
places on the first day of the week.
Territory Banks to Open.
Guthrie. Ok.—Four hundred bankers
representing the Oklahoma and In-
dian territory banking associations,
in convention in the assembly rooms
of the lone hotel here, Thursday night
agreed on a plan to reopen all banka
early next week.
ingredients Should Always Bo Fro-
pared Over Night.
To one quarrt sifted wheat flour add
a tablespoonful salt and sift again.
Heat a cup and a half of milk or
l»art mllk and part water to the boil-
ing point; add a tablesitoonful butter
and take at once from the Ore. Cool
to lukewarm, dissolving the butter
meantime by atirriug, then add to the
flour mixture. Dissolve half a com-
pressed yeast cake in a little water,
add; beat all very hard and place
where it will keep warm and rise
over night. In the morning blend •
beaten egg with the dough and roll
the mixture into pieces the size of a
Anger and the length of the width of
buttered biscuit tin. Place the rolls
cloae together, so as to make almost
like a sheet. Let the dough rise to
almost double its original thickness,
then spread the top thickly with but-
ter; sprinkle with granulated sugar,
and on the sugar put a thick layer of
blanched and chopped almonds. Hake
in a moderate oven about half an
hour, a few raisins and currants
or chopped nuts may be added to the
bread dough when the egg Is put in.
if desired. When this bread la baked
and eaten warm the sheet readily
breaks apart, which Is better than
having to cut It.
CLEWS OEFEIDS ROOSEVELT
TO CLEAN SEWING MACHINES.
Care Bestowed on Instrument Will
•o Amply Itepaid.
Sewing is not half as hard as some
people find it if the sewing machine
is kept in good running order. When
the sewing machine works hard and
heavily take the needle and shuttle
out and give every Joint and bearing
a generous bath of gasoline. Of course
there should not be a lighted lamp
or lire of any kind in the room. Turn
the wheels briskly for a few momenta
to enable-the gasoline to penetrate
every part and to loosen and wash
away the old oil and grime. Then clean
it all away. When all the grime and
oil has been removed, oil with proper
lubricating oil, running the machine
for two or three minutes before In-
serting the needle. Now. with a piece
of chamois skin, wipe away all super-
fluous oil. It is a pleasure to sew on
a machine treated In this manner.
No Stringency in France.
Paris. France.—The week end finan-
| rial articles, which, on the account of
the holidays were published Friday,
continued to be absorbed In the Amer-
ican situation and the worldwide
pionetary stringency. The concensus
| of opinion Is that the storm is too
general to subside quickly and much
fecilitatlon is expressed over France’s
strong position in the present crisis.
While every exchange in Europe is
! feeling the squeeze in money and
many have been compelled to raise
their bank rates of discount, the rate
of the bank of France remains at
U'a per cent, and money Is so plenti-
ful that it was loan.-d privately-Thurs-
day at 2 Hs per cent.
The odds and ends of a bright glng
ham can be made into a pretty chair
cushion. Cut the pieces in octagon
shapes and join with white dress bead-
, ing. One cushion made in this man-
ner was tufted. The pattern was cut
double, the tw.o pieces filled with cot-
ton, lightly bar ted together, then Join
ed with-the beading, which was stitch-
ed Bn the piachine. .Colored material
can be used In The same manner and
Joined with some bright dress braid.
Striped material in red and white can
be made into tiny star shapes, with an
irregular stripe and finished in the
same manner. Pincushions are made
of silk, joined with lace insertions
through which narrow ribbon is run.
Mother’s Vegetable Soup.
Pare, slice the potatoes and turn
into the soup kettle with plenty of
cold water, add a half an onion sliced
and let boil 30 minutes or until the
vegetables are tender; a little chopped
celery may be used if you have it.
Season with salt and pepper, add some
good, rich milk or cream and a piece
of butter the size of a walnut and a
new spoonfuls of canned or cold cooked
tomatoes. Serve as soon as it comes
to a boil.
Dalton's Parole Extended.
Topeka, Kan.—Gov. Hoch’s private
secretary announced Friday night
that the four months’ parole of Em-
met Dalton had been extended for Bix
days. Dalton, who was sent up for
life for his part in the Coffeyville
bank robbery, returned to the prison
Thursday expecting to resume life as
a convict, after a respite long enough
to have an operation on his right arm,
which was injured during the bank
raid and which never properly healed.
I Gov. Hoch’s action in extending the
parole is taken to mean that Dalton
will get a pardon.
To Clean Delicate Fabrics.
Solied places or spots can be re
moved frum laces, silks and delicate
fabrics by making a paste of talcum
powder and aqua anioniouiu. Put in
the powder in a cup, three or four tea
spoonfuls and mix to a thin paste with
the ammonia. Lay the goods on a
cloth; cover the soiled place with the
paste; rub with a soft cloth and let
stand till dry. Then brush or shake
off the powder.
National Bank Notes Increase.
.Washington.—The monthly circula-
tion statement as issued by the comi>-
troller of the currency shows that at
the close of business Thursday the
total circulation of national bank
notes was $607,980,166 which Is an In-
crease for the month of $5,993,353 anil
for the year an increase of $26,808,481.
To Press a Coat.
.Pil pressing snould be done on tin-
wrong side, except the last or finish
ed pressing. Turn the collar up, damp
en and stretch. Hold up one end and
press it the form of a loop, so as to
keep the round effect. Dampen the
revers on the padded side along the
fold and press until dry. In pressing'
the sleeves, the shoulders should be
placed over a pad. Then the entire
coat should be pressed on the right
side, using a wet clotfi and a hot Iron
to give a finish.*
Minnesota Officials Acquitted.
Minneapolis—Elmer H. Dearth, for-
mer state insurance commissioner,
charged with accepting a bribe from
W. H. Rrechtel, former president of a
local life insurance company was ac-
Mutton Feet a la Creole.
Clean the feet well, but leave them
whole. They can be bought already
boiled. Fry in hot lard, onions and a
spoonful of flour. When browned add
tomatoes and a can of sweet peppers.
When done put in the feet and add
mushrooms, the seasoning bouquet,
and salt and pepper to taste.
Com for Winter.
Cut sweet corn that has been cook-
ed from the cob and dry In the sun.
This is much sweeter than canned
Tb« President Had bo Iatoatioa of
Facts RtvM||d By Government Fix
cutions Justify His Actions in
Turning on tho Light.
New Haven. Conn.—The J£conomle
club, an organization of business and
professional men, listened Thursday
night to a discussion of the question
“Is the Policy of President Roosevelt
Against Capital?”, by Henry Clews of
New York and John W. Ailing, an at-
torney of New Haven.
Mr. Ailing attacked the policy of
the preeM<mt In strong terms, particu-
larly with reference to the packing
Industry, the president's ruling on the
Standard Oil company and the rail-
road rate question.
Mr. Clews. In his defense of the
president’s acts, was equally earnest
and declared that whatever President
Roosevelt had done be had done to-
promote the public good, whether hla
speeches have helped to cause dis-
trust or not. "I contend.” said he.
“that he had no intention of menac-
ing the prosperity of the country In-
denouncing and Instigating the prose-
cution of law-breaking railway cor-
porations and industrial trusts. Whll*
he was Instrumental In turning on
the light he was not responsible for
the abuse of that power which tho
light revealed and It is the revelatiou
of graft and illegal methods on tho
part of certain railway and other cor-
porations. through the acts of their
responsible managers and controlling
capitalists that has undermined pub-
lic confidence lh many of them. Tho
fact that In nearly every Instance of
government prosecution the guilt of
the party accused has been proved oi*
their trial Justifies President Roose-
velt in his action.”
Certificates In St. Joseph.
St. Joseph. Mo.—The Clearing
House association of St. Joseph began
Wednesday to Issue negotiable c‘Ttlll
cates to be used in meeting payrolls.
It Is a kind of a scrip In dcnomlmitiona
of one, two and five dollars each, with
A fourth In the shape of a certified
check not good for more than $2, tli«»
exact amount to be filled in by the
person paying. This script Is to bo
furnished to the packing houses ai d
other manufacturing concerns to meet
their payrolls Saturday.
Will Coin the Gold.
San Francisco. Cal.—Pursuant to di-
rections from Washington, the coin-
age of $15,600,000 of gold bullion will
be undertaken Immediately at the
mint in this city. No gold has been
coined here since August, the active
force being engaged in the coining of
Filipino pesos. The mint force was
considerably enlarged at the time the
coinage of Philippine silver was un-
dertaken and it is thought this force
will be adequate to handle the rush
order for gold twenties.
House Wrecked by Gas. -
Kansas City.—The home of William
Eldridge, 23 South Baltimore street,
Kansas City, Kan., was wrecked by
an explosion of natural gas Tuesday
morning and Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge
and two children severely Injured,
two of them perhaps fatally. When
Mrs. Eldridge arose Tuesday morning
and struck a match the explosion fol-
lowed instantly. How the gas escaped
Into the house Is not known, hut It is
supposed a jet or stove burner had
been left open.
Weston Inrgets His Age.
Portland, Me.—Planning to dupli-
cate his feat of 40 years a^o of walk-
ing to Chicago, a distance of 1.234V
miles In 26 days, Edward Pavson Wes-
ton, started at 5 o’clock Tuesday night
from Portland amid the cheers and
good wishes of a thousand persoi
who had gathered to see him start.
He is C9 years of age.
Enjoined Nebraska Rai'roads.
Omaha, Neb.—An injunction was
issued Thursday by Judge W. H.
Munger, in the United States court
at Omaha against all railroads doing
business In this state, preventing the
railroads from putting In effect an
arbitrary .reconsignnicnt charge of $5
per car on lumber and coal dealers in
Railroad Refusing Checks.
Lincoln, Neb.—Reports reaching tho
state railway comniion indicate that
the Burlington railroad Is refusing
checks for payment of freight. A
large shipment of cattle at Sangent
with $1,300 freight charges Is being
held in the yards beenuse money can-
not be secur-d to pay charges, al-
though a certified check has been ten-
dered. The railway commission will
take the matter uuder consideration
Pleased With Balloon Racing.
St. Louis, Mo.—Plans have already
been commenced by the Aero club of
SL I .on i 8 for a week of aeronautic
events to be held in St. Louis during
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