The Mooreland Leader. (Mooreland, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, July 16, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
Most Important Happenings of the
Past Seven Days.
Interesting Items Gathered From el'
Parts of the World Condensed
Into Small Space tor the Ben*
•fit of Our Readers.
From National Capitol.
Although our exports for tbe year
1909 were >200,000,000 less than they
were the year previous yet our im-
portation of diamonds and other pre-
cious stones was 110,000,000 greater
than in 1908.
President and Mrs. Taft Journeyed
from Washington to their summer
home at Beverly, Mass., where Mrs.
Taft will now remain during the sum-
mer. The president remained over
Sunday then returned to Washington
where he will stay until congress ad
journs. He will then Join Mrs. Taft at
By a vote of 43 to 31 the senate sub
stltuted tbe corporation tax plan for
the Income tax amendment and then
by a vote of 60 to 11 passed the cor-
poration tax amendment as suggested
by President Taft and drawn by At-
torney Ueneral Wlckersham.
A granite memorial erected to Dr.
B. P. Stephenson founder of the Grand
Army of the Republic erected In
Washington by the G. A. R. with as-
sistance from congress was unveiled
with Impressive ceremonies in which
the regular troops stationed at the
capital Joined. President Taft deliver-
ed a short address.
While Orville Wright was circling
the Fort Myer drill grounds in his
aeroplane 60 feet above the ground
the motor suddenly stopped and the
machine came to the earth a long
swooping flight and landed with com-
parative little damage to the machine
and none to the occupant.
The deficit in government finances
for the fiscal year ending June 30 was
989,811,156. Last December the olfi-
cial estimate was $114,000,000.
Orville Wright made three success-
ful flights at Fort Myer with his aero-
plane. Each time he flew several
times around the parade ground and
landed with perfect ease.
The house committee on appropria-
tions is preparing a deficiency appro-
priation bill which will call for about
Eight men were shot In a fight be-
tween T. G. Earheart at lone, Ore.,
and a sheriff's posse. Earheart sur-
rendered after his ammunition was
The National Educational associa-
tion is holding its 47th annual conven-
tion In Denver.
Not an injury nor a fire was report-
ed at Cleveland, O., as the result of
fireworks. The day was celebrated in
a perfectly "sane" manner scarcely a
shot being heard inside the city limits
except those fired at a public exhibi-
tion in the parks.
The celebration of Independence
day at Cincinnati while resulting in
many minor accidents, was not attend-
ed by any fatalities. The police be-
gan early to restrict the use of giant
crackers and the celebration was less
noisy than for many years.
President Harvey of the National
Educational association in his annual
address made a plea for more practi-
cal education that will be of use to the
The National convention of the Na-
tional Woman Suffrage association
elected Anna H. Shaw as president.
President Taft assisted In the cele-
bration of the 250th anniversary of the
founding of Norwich, Conn. He wit-
nessed a military parade and made an
Harold Brlnker driving a Moon car
won the 290 mile automobile race over
the Brighton course at Denver.
When Pittsburg's new $1,000,000
ball park was opened for the first time
there were 30,338 paid admissions be-
ing a world's record for a ball game.
The inland waterways commission
under Instructions from congress has
started from Buffalo to go to St. Paul
and then down the Mississippi river to
the mouth of the Ohio with a view to
studying the deep waterway problems.
The body of a Chinaman has been
found floating ia the Hudson river that
is thought to be that of Leon Ling.
The law passed by the last Nebraska
legislature requiring that saloons In
that state do not open before 7 a. m.
and close at 8 p. m. became operative
The system of Alteration and wattir
supply for Cincinnati which has been
In process of construction 12 years and
cost $12,000,000 has been completed
and accepted by the city.
The first battalion of the 13th In-
fantry stationed at Fort Leavenworth
are participating in the encampment
of the Missouri militia at Nevada.
The California sup.eme court has
rendered a decision which condemns
William B. Bradbury, a millionaire to
one year In Jail for perjury.
The tercentenary of the discovery of
Lake Champlain is being held with
ceremonies at different points of his
Under the auspices of the Launch
club of Burlington, la., a motor boat
regatta was held on the Mississippi
river at Burlington. Contestants were
present from every important point
along the river.
The great military tournament at
Camp Taft which has been established
in Bay View park near Toledo, O., is
being participated in by every branch
of the service. Three thousands troopB
The Descendants of the Signers,
lineal descendants of the men who in
1776 affixed their signatures to the
Declaration of Independence held their
annual meeting in the old state house
in the same room where their ances-
tors signed the famous document
The committee appointed by Secre-
tary Wilson to Investigate the charges
that the meat Inspection at the pack-
ing house In East St. Louis was "rot-
ten and a farce" after a secret Inves-
tigation have reported that the charge
County Attorney Scheneck of Shaw-
nee county has had members of the
aristocratic Topeka club up before him
questioning them regarding the sale of
liquor by the club.
The federal grand Jury In New
York has returned Indictments against
the American Sugar Refining company,
commonly known as the sugar trust,
six of its officers and two corporation
•attorneys under the criminal clause of
the Sherman anti-trust law. Con-
spiracy in restraint of trade is the
Suits have been commenced against
Sheriff King and County Attorney
Jackson of Sapulpa, Ok., to oust them
from office on the charge of falling to
enforce the prohibition laws.
Failure of the Porto Rico congress
to pass the appropriation bills has
caused all the American teachers who
went there under contract to return
Messina has again t>een shaken by
two terrific earthquakes which were
nearly as violent as those last Decem-
ber when 200,000 people lost their
lives. The old ruins were shaken to
the ground but as few were living in
them the loss of life was slight.
While 50 men were working In a
great trench 60 feet deep 30 feet wide
and 100 yards long at Newport, Eng-
land, the shoring timbers suddenly
gave way burying many of the men.
It is estimated that 20 men perished.
Fire which started in a Chinese res-
taurant in Cobalt, Ont., swept both
sides of the street clean for half a
mile and was only stopped by the
use of dynamite, after 2,000 persons
were rendered homeless.
The Danish-American association
the members of which are American
citizens arranged an elaborate cele-
bration of the Fourth of July in Den-
mark which was attended by 40,000
Count Zeppelin has secured the co-
operation of the German emperor in a
plan to explore the polar regions with
The butchers of Santiago have gone
on a strike as a protest against the
large license tax and the police are
engaged in butchering the cattle.
A parade held in Honolulu In cele-
bration of the Fourth of July was the
largest ever held there.
In the ancient city of Geneva, Switz-
erland there was laid with impressive
ceremonies the cornerstone of a mon-
ument to John Calvin who was born
there 400 years ago.
Four hundred and fifty Americans
dined together under the trees at
Grunau, a suburb of Berlin, in celebra-
tion of the Fourth of July.
In a desperate fight near Patian on
Jolo Island, Jikirl the famous outlaw
chief was killed. One private was
killed and 24 others were wounded
among the American forces. Jlktri
was one of the most famous outlaws
remaining in the islands and has never
ceased to fight the whites.
Two strikes of exceedingly rich
gold bearing ore were made sim-
ultaneously last week on the island of
Luzon. The first strike was made in
the Paracale district, Camarines pro-
vince, and the other in the Baguio dis-
trict of the Benquet province.
The Japanese training squadron
which has been paying a call at Hono-
lulu has gone without giving aid or
encouragement to the Japanese strlk
President Lugia visited the Ameri-
can legation at Lima, Peru, and a bull
fight was one of the features of a cele-
bration of the Fourth of July there.
Lewis Smith 19 years old son of
Alva Smith formerly president of the
Kansas Academy of Science was
drowned in the Cottonwood river at
Martin J. Sheridan a New York
peliceman is the world's best all-
Chester Dutton who is said to be
the oldest graduate of Yale having i
graduated there in 1838 died in his log ;
cabin on the banks of the Republican
river near Concordia where he had
lived since 1S42.
The News of Oklahoma
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE BIG. BUST NEW STATE
Two Cropa From 8ame Field.
Fort Glbeon.—On the farm of Krn-
sst Roberts, near here, one potato*
'ield of fifty-five acres yielded four-
een car loads or about 1,400 bushels.
\lr, Roberts sold the entire crop for
10 cents per bushel. On the same
wound, after the first crop was gatft-
•red, Mr. Roberts immediately put In
i new crop which will be gathered
ate in the fall. Indications are now
hat. the late crop will be equally as
sood as the flrBt. Nearly 300 cars
>f potatoes have so far been shipped
>ut of this community..
Fire Destroy* Gin and Eleyator.
Chickasha.—Everybody's gin and
jlevator was burned Thursday, the
'oss amounting to about $20,000, part-
'.y covered by insurance. In addition
o the plant, about 6.000 bushels ol
;orn was destroyed. The fire ^ta^ted
'n the engine room, and by tbe time
the fire department arrived too much
leadway had been gained for much
'ellef to be given.
The plan: was owned by * stock
company of local citizens. Manager
Hal Thompson announced that the
=detator would be rebuilt at once,
.hough the gin might not be rebuilt
'or a year.
AFTER BIG OIL REFINERY.
Would Have Daily Cspaclty of 2,500
Okmulgee.—Negotiations are under
way for an oil refinery with a dally
capacity of 2,500 barrels, to be locat-
3d near the stock yards In this city,
't is learned that the parties furnish-
ing the money for this rerinery insist
upon securing options for the pur-
chase of a large amount of oil
: a king definite action in the matter.
They realize that oil can be secured
now, but are planning for the future
>upply of the refinery. It is said they
iesire to take over the holdings of
he Creek Oil company of this city,
both In the Glenn and Morris fields. '
Cutting Off Pensioners.
Ardmore.—The Standard Oil com-
>any has stopped paying pensions to
i number of Its old employes. P. H.
Wilson, a resident of thla place, was
or more than twenty years a trusted
miploye of the Standard Oil company.
\ few years ago, presumably on ac-
count of his age, Nellson being about
50 years of age, the company notified
llm that his services would no longer
>e neded, but that as he had been of
jreat. value, he would be given a
nonthly allowance of $50. Soon after
he big Texas fine was paid the Stand-
ard notified Mr. Nellson that It was
'getting It in the neck" on all sides
ind must trye to protect Itself and
would have to cut off his pension,
A-hich it did.
CITY MAIL CARRIERS THERE.
Blackwell Is Preparing Sidewalks Fit
for Federal 8hoes.
Blackwell.—There is a boom in
sidewalk building in thla city prepar-
atory to the establishment of free
city mail delivery. The extension of
the sidewalks and the laying of cross
walkB by the city are the only thlng3
iha't have delayed the free delivery
of city mail for some months past.
Ordinance after ordinance has been
passed requiring ine miilding of
walks in various parts of the city.
With the new bond issue for the lm
provement of crossings it will not be
long until the remotest parts of the
city are reached by excellent walks.
Booze Venders Appeal Case.
Guthrie.—Archibold Clark, convict
<?d of bootlegging by the county court
of Oklahoma, and sentenced to serve
forty days In jail and pay a fine of
$400, and A. J. Jones, convicted of the
same offense in Oklahoma county,
ind sentenced to serve 60 days and
pay of $500 fin*, appealed their cases
to the criminal court of appeals.
Sustained Plea of Self Defence.
Eufaula.—Charged with the killing
of Bud Smith at Stidham on Decem-
ber 19 the trial of John Sexton came
up for hearing in the district court
here last week. The jury was out
thirty minutes and sustained a plea
of self defense and brought In a ver-
dict of not guilty. Sexton killed Smith
In an altercation which arose be-
tween his borther. Bob Sexton, and
Smith over the assessment of soma
property. The slater lnterceled in
behalf of his brother, who Is a crip
pie, whereupon Smith produced a
knife. At this Juncture young Sex-
Ion struck Smith on the head with a
blacksmith's hammer, from the ef-
fects of which he died the ne*t day.
New York, July 12—The cotton
market opened firm at an advance of
7@18 points in response to strong ca-
bles and reports of continued rain in
eastern sections of the belt, while
dry weather was still complained of
in Texas. Realizing was very heavy
at the initial advance, which carried
October up to the high record for
the season, and while there was a
very strong demand, prices gradually
sagged off and the market during the
middle of the morning was unsettled
at a net advance of 5@7 points. A
few July notices were issued but
were apparently without any material
St. Louis, July 12.—Steady; mid-
dling, 12c; sales, 67; receipt*, 1,901;
shipments, 9,820s stock, 23,271.
Galveston, Tex., July 12.—Steady,
New Orleans, July 12.—Spot, firm
at an advance of %c. Middling,
12 3-16c. Sales were 700 bales on the
spot and 50 to arrive. Futures closed
steady. July, 12.34c nominal; August,
12.35c; September, 12.37c; October,
12.26c; November, 12.24c; December,
12.27c; January, 12.29c; March, 12.35c.
Woodward.—It has Just been re-
vealed that about four or five months
ago Charles Adams, of the South Per-
simmon district, disappeared. He
came to Woodward and left his team
at one of the barns, and no one knows
what has become of him.
PRINT GAME LAWS FOR INDIANS.
Warden Askew Will Use Language
of Choctaw and Cherikees.
Chickasha.—To have the game laws
of the state printed in the Cherokee
language will cost more than first es-
timated, as the only type available is
copyrighted by the Home Missionary
eociety of Philadelphia. A font or
the type, which has been used for
newspaper and Job printing at Tahle-
quah, is housed and boxed up as "na-
tional junk." The only other font ol*
type known to be In the United 8tates
is (fpvned .by some missionaries and
kept at one of their missions In the
eastern part of the Btate.
It is the intention of Game Warden
Askew to have the game laws printed
In the Cherokee language at the ear-
liest possible date. The contract has
already been let for publishing the
laws in the Choctaw language.
SPECIAL TERM FOR MABEN CA8E8
West May Ask Juege's Removal
Pending End of Case.
Guthrie.—A second special term of
the district court of Pottawatomie
county was fixed by Chief Justice
Kane, of the supreme court, to begin
July 26. At this time Attorney Gen-
eral West will probably ask an imme-
diate order removing District Judge
Maben from office until the grand
jury indictments against him are dis-
The special term of court was set to
dispose of the M&ben indictments
and Judge Malcolm E. Rosser will
preside. Judge Rosser held up an or
der at the first trial of Judge Maben,
removing the indicted jurist from the
bench until final hearing on the ac-
cusations. This allowed Judge Ma-
ben to take the removal question to
the supreme court and a decision by
the court held that Maben was sub-
ject to removal.
Mora Time For Lot Appeals.
Muskogee.—Federal Judge Camp-
bell here granted a sixty days' ex
tension of time in which to make an-
swer In the Mott town lot civil sultp
brought by the United States govern-
ment to recover for the Creek Indians
town lots scheduled by "dummies"
and out of which grew the criminal
action against Governor Haskell and
others. On May 8 last this court
overruled Jemurrers of the defend
ants claiming the government bad no
Cotton Brought $806,536.
Guthrie.—Cotton is the most Im-
portant crop in Jackson county, ac-
cording to the returns from that coun-
ty received by the state board of ag-
riculture. The county raised 89,928
acres of cotton, producing 21,876
bales, valued at $806,536; 11,987 acre?
of wheat, producing 101,338 bushels
valued at $74,422; 32,717 acres of corn,
producing 921,110 bushels, valued hi
$414,280; 2G.GS0 acres of oats, pro-
ducing 220,053 bushels, valued at $87,
De Quiz—What's your idea of the
difference between optimism and pes-
De Whiz—O! the optimist says It Is
spring when it isn't and the pessimist
says it Isn't when it is.
Sheer white goods, in fact, any fine
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, this being done in a
manner to enhance their textile beau-
ty. Home laundering would be equal-
ly satisfactory if proper attention was
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
improved appearance of your work.
Wanted to Defer the Petition.
A Los Angeles mother tells the fol-
"One summer's eve my little son of
six years was sent to bed at his usual
time; but he could not sleep. Upon
my inquiry what troubled him, he re-
plied: " I can't finish my prayer. I've
got as far as 'Forgive us our tres-
passes as' —but 1 can't get any furth-
er, for Howard licked me to-day and
I want to lick him to-morrow.
Caste Below Stairs.
"Are there degrees of rank in the
"To be sure. Maids who have
charge of dogs won't associate with
maids who take care of children."—
"Do you raise anything worth while
in your garden?" said the visitor from
"I should say so," answered Mr.
Crosslots; "it's the best place for fish-
ing worms in the entire village."
RED CROSS BALL BLUE
Should be in every home. Ask your grocer
for it. Large 2 oz. package only 5 cents.
The good times we long for will not
come in the guise of 48-cent watcher
There's a rich, satisfying quality in
Lewis' Single Binder that is found in no
o^her 5c cigas.
Separating run easy mark from his
money is nothing to boast of.
Positively cared by
these Little Pills.
They also relieve Dis-
tress from Dy spe pslft, In-
digestion and Too Hearty
Eating. a perfect rem-
edy for Dizziness, Nau-
sea, Drowsiness, Bad
Taste In the Mouth, Coat*
ed Tongue, Pain In th«
Side, TORPID LIVER.
They regulate tbe Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE.
Genuine Must Bear
Dr. McIntosh celebrated
Natural Uterine Supporter
(rWes Immediate relief. Soldbjf slljror-
trlcal Instrument rie lera and leading
flmefrlstH In United Mate. and Canada.
Catalog. price listand particular, mailed
THE HASTINGS ft MCINTOSH TRUSS CO,
"13 WalnotSt., Philadelphia, Pa..
manufacturers of trusses and
sole makers ot the uennine
stamped "McIntosh" Supporter
"I find Caacarets so good that I would
not be without them. I was troubled I
great deal with torpid liver and headache
Now since taking Cascarets Candy Cathar
tic eel very much better. I shall cer
tainly recommend them to my friends a*
the best medicine I have ever seen."
Osborn Mill No. a, Fall River, ]
Pleasant, Palatable. Potent. Taste Good.
Do Good. Never Sicken. Weaken or Gripe.
10c, 25c, 50c. Never sold in balk. Tbegenu-
Ine tablet stamped C C C. Guaranteed to
cure or your money back. Ml
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