The Red Rock Opinion (Red Rock, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 14, 1907 Page: 3 of 8
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KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE NEW STATE
THE GOOSE THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS.
JUST A GENTLE HINT.
Population of Oklahoma City. —
"The population of Oklahoma City >s
32.452, as compared with 10,037 -n
1900, according to the federal census
Waukomis Postmaster Robbed. —
The postoffice safe at Waukomis was
blown open and $100 in stamps and
currency and several registered let
ters were secured by the thieves.
Boy Killed by Kick of Horse.—The
son of W. S. Price, a farmer living
six miles south of Binger, was kick-
ed in the stomach by a horse and
^lied ten hour's later.
Oklahoma in Thirtieth Place.—The
rifle team of the Oklahoma National
guard, which competed in the nation-
al shoot at Camp Perry, O., secured
thirtieth place, beating their record
of last year by 800 points.
Three Were Drowned. — Clyde A.
Peer, of McAlester, aged 20, and
Misses Hannah and Guinn Powell, of
Haileyville, t/ ters, aged 20 and 22,
respectively, were drowned in Dow
Lake, at McAlester, while boating.
Girl Strangled by Swing.—The 11-
year-old daughter of James Reynolds,
at Woodward, was caught in an im-
provised swing and strangled to
death. The parents of the child
found her hanging with her neck so-
tangled in the rope.
Temporary Residents Must Pay. —
J. E. Dyche, territorial superintend-
ent of public instruction, has render-
ed the decision that persons who
move into a school district or city
for school purposes and move out
again at the end of the year, are sub-
ject to tuition.
Christian Churches Consolidate. —
At a meeting of representatives of
all the Christian churches in the two
territories they were consolidated
into one organization with the fol-
lowing officers: T. R, Dean, Mc-
Alester, president; O. L. Smith, El
Reno, vice president; Charles Haz-
ling, Mulhall, secretary.
Died From Horse's Kick. — Char-
les, the 12-year-old son of W. T.
Price, of Binger, died from the ef-
fects of the kick of a horse. The lad
recovered consciousness and seemed
to be on the road to recovery when
lie was given something to eat.
death following almost instantly.
Two Linemen Injured. — George
Girder and W, T. Brighton, linemen
in the employ of the Pioneer Tele-
phone Company, at El Reno, were
seriously injured by the falling of a
telephone pole upon which they were
working. Girder fell under the pole
and was mashed about the middle of
Tils body. Brighton had his foot and
Murder, or Suicide Pact.—The dis-
covery of the dead bodies of a man
and a girl near Randlett, on tho Red
river, caused intense excitement. The
bodies were discovered in a clump
■of heavy underbrush and indications
point to a murder and suicide. A
bullet penetrated the woman's heart
and the man's skull bears tlfe mark
of a bullet. The mystery may never
Admits the Killing. — On a farm
near Hulen, Deputy United States
Marshal Tom Walker and Special
■Officer Grimes arrested Lon Rath-
-burn, who is charged with killing
George Beck, near Hominy, in the
Osage nation, last October. He was
taken before United States Commis-
sioner Blanding and given a prelim-
inary hearing, during which he con-
fessed to the killing, but claimed
Texas Fever fn Kingfisher County.
—Dr. C. J. Davis, territorial veter-
inarian, reported to Secretary Tom
Morris, of the Oklahoma Live Stock
Sanitary Board, the presence of
Texas fever in a herd of cattle be-
longing to Jeffrey & McMahan, of
Kingfisher, and located in a pasture
northeast of that city. He quaran
tined the pasture. Tho owners re
ported to Morris that their cattle
were dying and Dr. Davis was sent
Calls Attention to It. — Governor
Frank Frantz has issued a proclama-
tion directing the attention of tho
people of Oklahoma to the forthcom-
ing session of the trans Mississippi
commercial congress to be held at
Muskogee, I. T., November 17 to 22,
1907. Mayors of cities, commercial
bodies and other organizations with
oppointive power are requested to se-
lect delegates to attend the congress.
The session is called at Muskogee
principally in the interests of the im-
proved navigation upon the Arkan-
sas river with the view of securing
a deep waterway from Oklahoma to
Quarrel Ends in Shooting. — As a
result of a quarrel at Bennington
Charles Cecil is in jail at Durant, I.
T., on a charge of shooting Sampson
Shoemaker, who is said to be fatally
Wi I Mest Again at Chicago. —
After selecting Chicigo as the next
meeting place, the tenth annual con-
vention of the National Firemen's
Association, at Oklahoma City, was
adjourned. The,-sessions were har-
monious and the expected contest
over the election of officers did not
New Corn on the Market. — The
first new corn to b^ marketed in that
section and probably the first in Ok-
lahoma, was sold at Anadarko, Satur-
day, Sept. 8, by Peter Palmer for 10
cents a bushel. Mr. Palmer has 100
acres that he claims will make thirty
bushels to the acre. The corn is of
splendid quality and the ears are
Moty Tiger Principal Chief. — Up-
on the recommendation of J George
Wright, commissioner of the five
civilized tribes, Commissioner of In-
dian Affairs Leupp advised President
Roosevelt to appoint Moty Tiger, the
present vice chief of the Creek na-
tion, as principal chief to fill the va-
cancy caused by the death of Chief
Pleasant Porter. The appointment
was made at once. It will be satis-
factory to the Creeks and there will
be no conflict between the govern-
ment and the tribes over the mat-
Lawton Gets the Univers ty. —
The Oklahoma Baptist University to
be built at once at a cost of $200,000
will be located at Lawton. This was
decided at a meeting of the state
educational committee of the church.
Chickasha and Lawton were the only
bidders. Lawton secured the institu-
tion by offering a cash bonus of $75,-
000 and forty acres of land, or twen-
ty acres of land and $95,000. Chicka-
sha offered $85,000 cash bonus and
forty acres of land, or $110,000 and
twenty acres of land and guaranteed
200 scholarships and $40 each for the
first year. The Lawton location was
chosen because it is in a great Bap-
tist center, Greer and Comanche
counties comprising the strongest
Baptist territory in the new state.
Ex-Convicts Are Again Voters. —
Charles and Richard Thomas, negro
cotton pickers, who were sentenced
to two years in the Kansas peniten-
tiary for killing John inman, an in-
nocent bystander. and severely
wounding City Marshal Coy Sheenan,
at Coyle, September 23, 1904, while
trying to shoot up the town, have
been granted citizenship pardons by
Acting Governor Charles Filson up-
on recommendation of Warden Has-
kell, to take effect at the expiration
of their terms of imprisonment in
October. Other citizenship pardons
granted are: Logan county — Char-
les Holland, burglary, second degree,
two years; Sam Dial, forgery, one
year. Beaver county—Jacob Adams,
assault to kill, one year. Woodward
county—Fred Duffield, grand larceny,
one year; Frank Anderson, shooting
to do bodily harm, one year. Payne
county — Roy Thompson, offering to
pass forged check, six months in jail.
Comanche county — Will Blocker,
robbery, second degree, one year;
Charles Garrison, larceny domestic
animals, one year. Pawnee county—
Ruben Jones, grand larceny, one
year; Thomas Jackson, escaping
from prison, one year.
Suicide at Seiling.—J. R. X. Mono-
han, an aged resident of Mutual, in
Woodward county, committed sui-
cide in a wagon yard at Seiling re-
cently by taking carbolic acid. He
left a note to his wife saying he
would kill himself. His family is re-
ported in destitute circumstances.
Black Bears in Oklahoma. — Bears
in considerable numbers have been
seen in the vicinity of Wilburton
lately. A few days ago a large black
bear ambled Into town and terrified
several women and children and af-
terward made his escape. Two cubs
are reported captured at a sawmill
tour miles east of there where two
large ones were also seen.
Team Drowned, Men Saved. — W.
,C Erhart, cashier of the City Na-
tional Bank, at Cordell, and W. M.
Copeland, of the same place, had a
narrow escape from drowning. While
crossing a swollen stream the buggy
and team suddenly plunged out of
sight in the water. Tho two men
succeeded in gaining the bank by
swimming but the team was drown-
One Remedy Appearances indicated
Nobleman Had Never Tried.
The earl of Surrey, afterward elev-
enth duke of Norfolk, who was a no-
torious gourmand and hard drinker
and a leading member of the Beef-
steak club, was so far from cleanly in
his person that his servants used to
avail themselves of his fits of drunken-
ness—which were pretty frequent, by
the way—for the purpose of wash-
ing him. On these occasions they
stripped him as they would a corpse
and performed the needful ablutions.
He was equally notorious for his
horror of clean linen. One day, on
his complaining to Dudley North at
his club that he had become a per-
fect martyr to rheumatism and tried
every possible remedy without suc-
cess ,the latter wittily replied:
"Pray, my lord, did you ever try
a clean shirt?"
CASE OF ECZEMA IN SOUTH.
MANY CHILDREN DEFECTIVE
WRECK IN IOWA.
New York Educators Make Exam-
Their Estimate is That 12,000,000 of I
School Age in United States
Have Physical Defects.
New York.—The reopening of the j
public schools throughout the country |
is to be the occasion for a report !
on the physical condition of school
children, by a committee of promi- I
nen* educators headed by Chairman
Burdenham, former president of the
New York board of education. The
inquiry has taken a wide scope and
the observation apply not only to the
scuool children of New York, but also
to those of Boston, Chicago and other
A synopsis of the representatives
says in part: "Based on the physical
defects and home conditions of 1,400
school children of New York it is es-
timated that 12,000,000 of the children
of tne United States have physical
defects more or less, which should
receive attention from parents and
physicians. If the percentage record-
ed by the board of health, in New
York should be maintained through-
out the country (and it seems likely
that they would be as impaired vis-
ion, malnutrition and defective breath-
ing are found in rural as well as
urban schools) there must be 1,440,000
ill-nourished children, 5,015,000 with
enlarged glands and G,925,000 with de-
fective breathing in the United States.
In New York City the estimated fig-
ures are malnutrition, 40,000; en-
larged glands, 187,000, and defective
A large percentage of the defects
indicated are easily remedied and
many could be prevented by proper
care, though except the cases of de-
fective vision, the causes are not al-
ways easily determined.
Gov. Hoch's Statement.
Topeka, Kansas.—Gov. Iloch Tues-
day night issued a statement answer-
ing the argument of Gardiner Lath-
rop and other railroad attorneys
made before the raiiroad commission-
ers Tuesday in the two-cent fare hear-
ing. Gov. Hoch cited Mr. Lathrop's
commendation of Gov. Hughes' action
in New York in vetoing a two-cent
fare bill and passing the decision on
to the New York board and declared
Mr. Lathrop wants to give powfr to a
New York board which he claims is
Illegal to give to a Kansas board.
Gov. Hoch also declared the adoption
of two-cent fares in neighboring states
since the last leglslat/v'e session had
changed conditions governing Kansas
and made the two-cent fare rate here
A Petroleum Congress.
Bucharest, Roumanla.—The inter-
national petroleum congress was of-
ficially opened Sunday. Premier
Sturdza and other ministers welcomed
the delegates in behalf of the Rou-
manian government and responses
were made by several of the foreign,
delegates, including the representa-
tives from the United States, thanking
the ministers for their reception.
Eleven Persons Were Killed and Sev
eral Injured on Rock Island
Waterloo, Iowa.—Eleven persons
were killed and seven or more injured
Friday when a north bound Rock Is-
land passenger train left the rails at
Norris, Iowa, and crashed into a south
bound freight train standing on a sid-
All of the dead and injured were in
the smoking car, which was immedi-
ately behind the baggage and mail
cars. The smoking car was complete-
The north bound express was ten
minutes late at Norris siding, a small
station, three miles north of Cedar
Falls, Iowa, and there tho freight train
was awaiting the express which came
along at terrific speed in an effort to
make up time . .just as the engine of
the passenger was about to pass the
freight engine, the trucks of the train
jumped the track and the engine
crashed into the engine of the freight
wrecking both engines and telescop-
ing the baggage and mail cars and de-
molishing the smoking ear. The pas-
sengers in the twj day coaches fol-
lowing the smoker escaped with only
a violent shaking up.
BREWERS GIVE UP FIGHT.
Seven Companies Paid Receivers Fees
and Costs and Agree to Quit
Topeka, Kan.—Seven brewing com-
panies Friday afternoon gave up the
fight in Kansas, agreed to pay all the
costs of the cases against them in the
supreme court and move out of the
state. The seven companies are: Tho
Heim Real Estate company, the Ferd
Heim Brewing company, the Roches-
ter Brewing company, the Kansas City
Brewers company, the Imperial Brew-
ing company and the Fremont Land
and Improvement company.
The papers were not filed Friday be-
cause a few details were still unset
tied. It is understood, however, that
the seven companies must pay costs
amounting to $400 and $10,000 to be
divided equally among the three re-
ceivers of the court, Whitcomb, Gar
ver and Allen. When Attorney Gen-
eral Jackson started his fight there
were 16 big companies doing business
in Kansas. All have given up but
Only 30 of Them Remain.
Chicago.—Of the thousands of men
who half a century ago crossed tho
plains in search for gold, only 30
remain, according to a report received
at . e seventeenth annual meeting of
the Western Association of California
Pioneers held here Saturday. Only
twelve former gold hunters were
present. They spent time recalling
.. eir adventures, the dangers encoun-
tered nnd the successes of their ex-
Former Consul a Suicide.
Washington.—Wm. H. Abercrombie,
formerly United States consul at Na-
gasaki, Japan, committed suicide by
asphyxiation at his apartments in
Stoneleigh court here Thursday.
Suffered Three Years—Hands and
Most Affected—Now Well and Is
Grateful to Cuticura.
"My wife was taken badly with ecze-
ma for three years, and she employed
a doctor with no effect at all until she
employed Cuticura Soap and Ointment.
One of her hands and her left eye
were badly affected, and when she
would stop using Cuticura Soap and
Ointment the eczema came back, but
very slightly, but it did her a sight of
good. Then we used the entire set of
Cuticura Remedies and my wife is en-
tirely recovered. She thanks Cuticura
very much and will recommend it
highly in our locality and in every
aook and corner of our parish. I. M.
Robert, Hydropolis, La., Jan. S and
3ept. 1, 1906."
Awarded $45,000 Damages.
Uniontown, Pa.—Wm. S. Wirsing
was awarded $45,000 damages Friday
against James R. Smith, a wealthy
coal operator. A year ago Wirsing
eloped with Smith's daughter. Upon
the return of the couple, Smith shot
Wirsing in the right arm, shattering
the bone and it is said rendering it
useless for life. Smith is now serving
a five years' sentence for shooting
with intent to murder.
Tom Ochiltree's Moon.
After Tom Ochiltree, that able con-
gress raconteur and laugh generator
for the afflicted rich, settled in New
York as the amuser of the John W.
Mackay family, he effervesced in a
thousand different directions, and was
as good in some ways as Sam Ward.
One night he escorted John Mackay's
friend, the Count de Biscout, down to
the Battery to show the sight of ICew
York. The moon was grand, and the
count went into raptures as "her
maiden reflection rippled over the
pearly waters." He cried: "Eet iss
grand! Eet is grand! Dair iss no
such moon in all Italy!" "Count,"
said Ochiltree, solemnly, as befitted
the occasion, "you just ought to see
the moon in Texas!"
A Foine Bird.
An Irishman who wasn't much of a
hunter went out to hunt one day, and
the first thing he saw to shoot at was
a blue jay sitting saucily on the top
of a fence. He blazed away at the
bird and then walked over to pick it
up. What ho happened to find there
was a dead frog, wnich he raised care-
fully at arm's length, looking at it with
a puzzled air. Finally he remarked:
"Well, begobs, but ye was a devil of
a foine looKing burd befur Oi blew
ther fithers off o'yers!"—Judge's Li-
Aids English Government.
" A Mohammedan army schoolmaster
has addressed a loyal appeal to the
native army in India pointing out that
as soon as common sense is exer-
cised the accusations against the In-
dian government fall to the ground.
Crisp, Toothsome and Requires No
A little boy down in N. C. asked his
mother to write an account of how
Grape-Nuts food had helped their fam-
She says Grape-Nuts was first
brought to her attention on a visit to
Charlotte, where she visited the Mayor
of that city who was using the food by
the advice of his physician. She
"They derive so much good from it
that they never pass a day without
using it. While I was there I used the
Food regularly. I gained about 15
pounds and felt so well that when I re-
turned home I began using Grape-Nuts
in our family regularly.
"My little 18 months old baby short-
ly after being weaned was very ill
with dyspepsia and teething. She was
sick nine weeks and we tried every-
thing. She became so emaciated that
it was painful to handle her and we
thought we were going to lose her.
One day a happy thought urged me to
try Grape-Nuts soaked in a little warm
"Well, it worked like a charm and
she began taking it regularly and im-
provement set in at once. She Is uow
getting well and round and fat as fast
as possible on Grape-Nuts.
"Sometime ago several of the family
were stricken with LaGrippe at the
same time, and during the worst stages
we could not relish anything in the
shape of food but Grape-Nuts and
oranges, everything else nauseated us.
"We all appreclato what your fa-
mous food has done for our family."
"There's a Reason." Read "The Road
to Wallville," in pkga.
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