Luther Register. (Luther, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, May 18, 1923 Page: 4 of 8
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THE LUTHER REGISTER
OUR SPECIAL NEWS AND HOME FEATURE PAGE
AW, WHAT’S THE USE
"Iheke Gogs mrs garble with meq. pom -
Doesn't she Look Omact f — i wish
vou'd Get me a dog
By L. F. Van Zelm
.€> Western Newspaper Union
mbs. Snobbish has a peke -
MIPS. kTATT HAS A POM -
MBS SNOOP HAS A ME LI CAN
haibless — All The eooetv
WOMEN OWN A DOG AND T
") WANT ONE 160
But He s a Big Addition to the Family
now promise Nod'll
BEING ME HOME A DOG |
TO DAN- PROMISE f
Aw right !
WELL , MERE’S NODE t>OG
HE'S ONLY A PUP Too
'Border Desperado Who Com-
mitted Many Crimes With Ax
Is Killed by Deputy
Klo Hondo, Tex.—When Alfredo
T.unii, Mexican outlaw, murdered Gua-
dulupe Moreno and kldnupod the
beuutiful alxteen-yeur-old widow of his
victim, a few duys ago, he committed
the last of a series of bloody exploits.
4.mm was trailed to his camp in tiie
■ haiMirral, 25 tulles from here, by a
(sheriff's posse and there shot and
lulled by Deputy Sheriff Victor Or
Zegu. With the death of Luna and
She confession he niude to Mrs. Mo-
reno there was solved the mystery of
several murders and assaults which
have been committed in the Kio Hondo
Section of the lower Hio Grande bor-
der in the last two years.
For three days Luna kept Mrs.
Moreno a captive in his remote camp,
submitting her to many tortures. Ac-
cording to her sworn story, Lunu en-
tered the Moreno home live miles from
Hio Hondo, late ut night. He awakened
her first and asked if her husband was
nt home. The latter answered for
tiimself, and Luna then struck Moreno
over the head with a pistol and then
picked up an ax with which he con-
tinued heating him until he was dead.
The bandit then grabbed Mrs. Moreno
nud placed her on a horse in front of
tiiin and fled. He threatened to kill
her If she niude an outcry. They
traveled most of the night, dually ar-
riving nt Luna’s camp.
Kept Qirl Prisoner.
The camp is about two miles from
Kancho Nuevu and five miles from
1.08 Uhiiioh. Here the girl was kept
In captivity from Thursday morning
tin Hi Saturday afternoon. During
tills time Mrs. Moreno did not eut
anything, although Lumt brought her
food. He went to the Chapu ranch
house, some distance from the camp
to obtain food, she said. It was at
the camp that Lunu told her of his
According to Mrs. Moreno, she was
repeatedly threatened with death by
l.una while In camp. He spent much
of his time telling her of the many
crimes he had committed. He said
Ills purpose, he said, wns to kidnap
Miss Ituth Khlers, their daughter, hut
he was foiled In this effort.
The killing of the Schroeder girl
wns described as the most atrocious
In the history of the lower border
country. The girl was accustomed to
go to and from school, about three
miles from her home, on a horse. She
failed to return home one evening.
Nothing was thought of It at the time,
us she frequently spent nights with
friends in San Benito. Next day, when
she failed to appear, a sefirch was
started. Her horse was found, and
Inter her badly mutilated body was
discovered hidden In underbrush.
Posses bent the country for several
flays, nnd one man, a Mexican, be-
lieved to have had some knowledge of
the crime, W'us killed when ne resisted
Luna, according to Information ob-
tained, wns feared by nil the people
of tin1 Rio Hondo district because of
his brutallt.v nnd treachery.
Luna had been suspected for some
time of having been Implicated In the
Killers crime. At the time this crime
was committed, Sheriff Sam Robert-
son put Victor Ortega on the case.
Ortega expressed the belief that Luna
was the guilty man, and he spent most
of tils time after the Elder crime
searching for Luna.
Got His Man—Dead.
Robertson offered a reward of $100
for the murderer of Guadalupe Moreno,
dead or alive, and Ortega, with the
faithfulness with which he started on
the case, got his man—dead.
Luna was twenty-four years old nnd
It Is believed by peace officers that Ids
death will remove the ringleader of a
group of bandits who have been com-
mitting crimes in the Rio Hondo dis-
trict, and hiding In the stretches of
brush land between that place und the
Country Is Now Sixth in Popula-
tion in Europe, According to
New York.—The new republic of
Poland, now In its fifth year, has a
population of 27,100,103, and Is the
sixth nation In Europe, according to
official Information compiled by the
Polish bureau of information.
“Its population is exceeded only by
Russia, Germany, Great Britain.
France nnd Italy,” the statement says.
"Poland has a population as large as
Denmark. Holland. Belgium, Sweden,
Norway and Switzerland combined.”
Warsaw Has 941,000.
Warsaw’s population Is given ns
941,001; Lodz, 451,444; Lemberg, 219.-
000; Cracow, 181,000; Posen, 109,000;
Vllnu (estimated), 140,000.
The republic hois now been divided
Into 1(1 states or administrative units,
called voyvodshlps. The city of War-
saw, however, as capital of the repub-
that he killed Miss Marie Schroeder J lie,- is distinct from any voyvodshlp.
nt Rio Hondo two years ago; that he j After struggling with various hound
was' the man who brutally assaulted ; ary disputes on ail sides, und etnerg-
K. F. Elders of Kio Hondo and at- | Ing victorious from a war with Rus
tacked Mrs. Eh 1 era, a few weeks ago. , sla, Poland established her frontiers
Captured Guns Destined for City Parks
and Set in Accident
A runaway accident dislocated
nnd set the right shoulder of
Frank P. Cowden, seventy years
old, u manufacturer of Tiffin, O.
The shoulder was dislocated
when Cowden was thrown from
a buggy. He clutched the lines
and the plunging horses Jerked
the shoulder bones back Into
nnd then turned her attention to In-
The llrst regular Polish parliament
came Into being November 27, 1922.
succeeding the constituent assembly
that had been organized as nn emer-
gency governing body early In 1919.
During its life, the .assembly enacted
more than live hundred laws, Including
a constitution providing for a house of
represent a it ves elected by universal
suffrage, and a senate elected lu the
Economy was another fnr-reachlng
measure Instituted by the new repub-
lic. During 1922, a reduction of 25,-
000 civilian employees was made In the
various departments. Military affairs
also were subjected to sweeping
chnnges. A standing army of 25.000
was recommended, with compulsory
military service of two years for all
males reaching the age of twenty-one.
Demonstrate* Its Stability.
The republic demonstrated Its stn
billty In December, 1922. following the
assassination of President Nnrutowlcs.
the first chief executive, after he hnd
been In office but two days. In the
absence of precedent, the lenders
turned to the constitution for guld
ance. Four days after the assassina-
tion, nn election wus held nnd n new
president took office In accordance
with the expressed will of the people.
Boy, 10. Valedictorian
in High School Class
Syracuse, N. Y.— As a final achieve-
ment In the most remarkable school
W r Ng. ^ --- w the honor plnce of valedictorian In the
I June graduating class of Central high
At I ort .Newark, N. J.. are thousands of shells captured from (Jarman) school. The boy w ill he eleven on
during the war, and very many guns which were originally captured from Hus May :I0. The Central high school prod
ala by Germany, then recaptured—all wailing to decorate country school yurds Igv finished his high school course In
or city parks. I ,w0 ve,lra.
Indian Maidens Have
Own Coming-Out Party
Ready to Receive Proposal After
Washington.—The modern "society”
flapper, with her coming-out party, has
nothing on the American Indlau maid-
en, whose murrlage-unnouncement
party has been among the tribal cus-
toms from time immemorial.
Among the Washoe Indians of Ne-
vadn there is a dance or ceremony
known as "the girl’s dance.” in honor
•of the young girl who becomes eligible
for marriage. Her white cousin, how-
ever, would hardly care to be the star
of such a feast, for the guest of honor
la allowed to eut nothlug at all for
four days previous.
Ou the fourth night the dance starts
at about eight o’clock, and sometimes
lasts until sunrise tlie following morn-
ing. The Indians form a circle, Jolulng
hands, and move by short side steps
In o ring, humming a sort of chant
without words or meaning.
The girl, accompanied by an elder
woman as a sort of chaperon, and
currying a long staff to support her
because of the weakness induced by
her long fast, weaves In and out of
the dance. Joining in the step.
As the dance proceeds late Into the
night, the girl’s famtl) give money and
other possessions to the dunegrs to
keep them moving and to Induce oth-
ers to Join In. The greater the num-
ber of dancers the greater the popu-
larity of the family. Shortly after
midnight a fenst is given by the girl’s
relatives, and all participate.
The ceremony closes at sunrise when
the girl la taken to her tepee nnd at-
tired In bunches of sagebrush in
which money is concealed. She ap-
pears before the assembled duucers
outside nnd throws the money to them
amid a wild scramble. A *cnn of water
Is then dashed over her head ns the
concluding ceremony, after which she
is ready to receive a proposal of mar
English “Useful Women”
Aid Men to Find Wives
Manchester, England.—"The Useful
Women." an organization which Is a
sort of league of fairy godmothers, has
st art (Hi operations here. Under lt>
guidance bachelors requiring wives, el
derly gentlemen looking for some on*
with whom to discuss politics, bride*
needing advice about the trousseau, oi
hostesses seeking ’’fillers’’ at a diune
party, all will be assisted.
Asks $30,000 for s Bite.
New York.—Alleging that a "cannl
haUstlc” parrot bit u finger from hei
right hnnd. Illlma Gurunson, a muld
has filed suit for $30,000 damages it
New- York city. The muld is suing her
employer, Mrs. Julia Led use, own**
of the parrot.
By REV. J. R. SCHAFFER
Director of Evening Classes. Moody
Bible Institute. Chicago.
OF SQUARE TYPE
Artistic Treatment Redeems This
Design From Commonness.
DRESSED UP BY THE PERGOLA
Pleasing Effect of the Exterior Is
Carried On in the Interior—Makes
Dwelling Any Family Would
By WILLIAM A RADFORD
Mr. William A. Radford will answer
questions and give advice FREE OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building, for the readers of this
serve, nnd almost opposite the fire-
place a French door, flanked with
sidelights, gives upon the veranda.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms.
Two of these nre 13 feet by 12 feet,
and two nre 12 feet by 12 feet. There
Is n bathroom which Is accessible to
all bedrooms without much traversing
of the upstairs hall.
You will observe that ample closet
space has been provided in this house.
Each bedroom has one clothes closet.
Then there Is nn extra closet off the
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“1 Pbi»*wo Canva* Poor IN4 'j /
Paper. On account of his wide experience
as Editor. Author and Manufacturer, he
ls, without doubt, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries
to William A. Radford. No. 1827 Prairie
avenue, Chicago, 111., and only inclose
two-cent stamp for reply.
Attractive Indeed Is the effect ore-
sued by the pergola at the side of this
handsome home. It "dressei up” the
front and side of the house, and one
can easily visualize how unprepossess-
ing the design would appear without
The pleasing effect of the exterior
Is carried on by the interior. An en-
trance vestibule lends into the recep-
tion hall, so arranged with relation to
the staircase as to give the latter the
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Second Floor Plan.
upper hall nnd downstairs a clothes
closet off the reception hall keeps
wraps nnd such out of sight, but al-
ways easily accessible.
A feature is the use of canvas for
the covering of that portion of the
verandq which Is topped by an up-
stairs porch—both nt the side and nt
the rear. Properly laid nnd painted,
such use of good-quality canvas gives
full benefit of any ornaiuental treat-
ment the householder may care to be-
stow on It.
To the left, off the -reception hall,
we have the dining room. This Is 12
feet by 15 feet, with a built-in buffet
nt one side, so arranged as to take
nothing away from the front nnd side
lighting. The dining room leads di-
rectly into the kitchen, and the latter j
room, though It Is only 10 feet by 12 |
feet, Is so well arranged that It has
the convenience nnd appearance of a |
much larger room. The sink is right
before the window; there nre china I
closets nt each side of It, and there
u permanent, weather-proof covering.
Awnings, too, help to make this
house attractive outwardly. With the
awning spread over the upstairs pot;ch
nnd over each window, this house
would convey a fine Impression of
genuine summery comfort and llve-
There Is room for a spacious attic,
useful for storing this nnd that. It Is
large enough to he turned Into a bil-
liard room or serve as a playroom for
the children on a rainy day—or at any
other time, for that matter.
This Is a type of house which re-
sponds gratefully to ordinary consid-
51 a a ::
First Floor Plan.
is a clothes chute which saves mnny
a weary trip to the basement. There
Is a reur hnll which penults Icing of
the refrigerator without entering the
kitchen—« simple detail hut Impor-
tant, as all cleanly housewives appre-
Through this rent* hnll, or through
the reception hall In the front of the
house, we enter the living room. This
Is a thoroughly well-proportioned
room, 13 feet by 27 feet (1 Inches, and
against the Inner wall Is the fireplace*
balancing up the room. There Is ex-
•ellent lighting here, as you will ub-
eration in the mntter of trees, shrub-
bery. vines nnd flowers. There has not
been much landscaping of the grounds
about It, und yet it has been done In
telllgently. The small hedge dresses
the sldewnlk line ngreeably. The
■y rings bush flanking the veranda
steps breaks the monotony of the
front wall line. In time, one expects,
there will be wistaria, Virginia creep-
er or some other attractive vine drup
Ing Its festoons over the pergola de
tall nnd making the veranda a Joy In
the long, hot days and evenings of
A man who hud wheedled a dealer
out of a ton of coal for the long arctic
spring went away grinning, but come
back flie next day looking glum.
"What’s the matter, now?” asked the
dealer. "Didn’t you get the coni?”
"I got the coul, but now I want a
book of Instructions on how to burn
Things were not going to suit the
stage manager, who became vocifer-
"Speed up that farce.”
"We nre speeding.”
"Then speed up a little more.”
"Boss, you cun’t innke a stage farce
look like a movie.”—Louisville Courier-
Booker, the Agent: I know you.
You never gave a performance where
your audience didn't walk out on
Hamsley, the Monologue Man:
That’s all you know about it. I was
on the program of the last annual
entertainment given to the Inmates
of the State Penitentiary and they
stayed to a man.
Said the Patient:
"It a st ne, Doc, to call you
So far from your happy home."
"Never mind, man. your neighbor Is sick*
1 can kill two birds with one stone."
Man—the Necessary Evil.
"How Is Nell doing In her murr'.ngo?”
"Oh, perfectly lovely! She bus a
beautiful home and garden—everything
exquisitely furnished—her own runa-
bout—stunning gowns and so on—but
she eun’t stand her husband. How-
ever, I suppose we all have our trou-
Cub Reporter "a Rough One.”
‘How’s that .lew cub reporter?”
asked the city editor.
"He’s a rough one,” replied the copy
render. "He breaks all the rules of
grammar, murders the English and |
splits his Infinitives.”—Cincinnati Kn- !
Caught With the Goods.
Carrie—Is It true that you put a
lead quarter In the plate when the
collection was taken up In church)
Harry—Yes, I figured that It was a
good chance to get rid of the darn j
thing, but the cashier of the bank hup- ,
pened to be passing the plate.
"It says here the manufacture of
chewing gum gives employment to over
25.000 persons In the United States,"
"Huh, there are more than 25.000
girls who chew It in this country." re-
marked . Black.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Office Must Know.
Brown—I believe In the office seek-
ing the man.
White—Yea, yes. go on.
"But 1 also believe in letting the of-
fice know that you nre willing to be
CAST A DAMPER
"I see you took the pretty girl into
the conservatory. Did you propose?"
‘ No, we both kind of got cold feet
There was a married couple in there
having a family talk.”
A Modern Romance.
They went to s< hool together.
They grew up side by Bide.
But he never knew he loved her
TUI her rich uncle died.
Had to Do Someth.ng.
Child—Mother, may 1 have somv
water to christen my dolly?
Mother.— No, dear.
Child Then may 1 have some wax
.o wuxluute her)—London Bystander
TEXT—lie believed In the Lord; an-*
He counted It to h.m lor righteous..eaa.—
A gorgeous display of medals,
crosses, ribbons fills the great window
of a prominent
Jewelry firm in
the city. The col-
ors, designs nnd
values Tire bewil-
dering. Most of
are the creation
of the World War.
them have been
the heroes of that
In the center of jewel-studded gold
nnd silver, and a perfect riot of color
In silk and satin. Is a very insignifi-
cant-looking decoration. It is in the
shape of a Maltese cross, th3 color of
a dirty penny, and is made of the can-
non captured nt the battle of Sebasto-
pol in the Crimean war. Underneath
the British crest surmounted by n lion
ore the words "For Valor.” it is the
Victoria cross—instituted In 185G by
the queen of England whose name it
bears, and bestowed upon common
soldier and sailor for exceptional
bravery in the face of a forlorn hope.
It 1ms become the most coveted honor
in the British empire. The bearer is
entitled to write the letters "V. C.”
after his name nnd wherever he ap-
pears in barracks or on shipboard, due
honors are accorded him. AH the
wealth nnd titles of royalty cannot
purchase this simple insignia. It Is
reserved for the common man—all are
In the fifteenth chapter of Genesis,
we have the world's first great hero
cited for faith In God. Three times
nfter he has finished his remarkable
career, he is called ftie Friend of God.
"Art not thou our God, who didst
drive out the inhabitants of this land
before thy people Israel, and gnvest
it to the seed of Abraham thy friend
forever?" II Chron, 20:7. "But thou
Israel art my servant, Jacob whom I
have chosen, the seed of Abraham my
friend.”—Isaiah 41 :8.
"And the Scripture was fulfilled
which sal th, 'Abraham believed God,*
nnd it was imputed upon him for
righteousness: nnd he was called tho
Friend of God.”—Jumes 2:23. This l»
a greater honor than the Victoria
gross—bestowed not for valor but for
faith. It Is conferred upon all who
qualify by daring to believe God In
the face of the most discouraging cir-
I. What Does It Mean to Be the
Friend of God?
Friend Is one of the sweetest nnd
tenderest words In the human lan-
guage. It describes the glorifying in-
timacy of every relationship In life.
Husband nnd wife, father and son,
mother and daughter, brother nnd sis-
ter nre all enriched by the frlensl.ip
enjoyed. Charles Kingsley declared
this the secret of his life—"I had a
friend.” One had carved upon his
tombstone, “Here l.es the friend of Sir
Philip Sydney.” Many have sought
to express this summuiu bonum of the
Christian life, by writing the won-
drous condescension of God. In admit-
ting redeemed mortals to an Intimacy
that Inspires such songs as, "What a
Friend We Have In Jesus." "Jesus Is
a Friend of Mine," and "I’ve Found n
Friend." But Abraham enjoyed a still
greater distinction "He was called
the Friend of God." Think wlmt this
means! A friend trusts you and will
not hear n word against you. A friend
sticks to you In spite of circumstances,,
and loves you with all your faults. A
friend Is never offended though often
grieved. A friend understands you
without explanation nnd shares with
you the deepest confidences. Think
of being « friend of God in that way.
God trusts me, understands me. loves-
me. will not hear a word against me-
and tells me Ills secret a Hus earth
anything beyond this?
II. What Is the Basis of Such an
Why did God speak of "Abraham
my friend?" Not because this patri-
arch was perfect or sinless not tie-
cause of any great service performed,,
not because of charity, philanthropy.
But because of filth nnd obedience.
"Abraham believed God" nnd acted
accordingly. God tested him to the
full and he staggered not but dared to
believe the Impossible. Aged and child-
less, God says. "Cuust thou count the
stars? So shall thy seed be." and he
His wife laughed at him; his neigh-
bors said he was Islonary but Abra-
ham was firm In faith, giving glory to
God. No wonder God cited him for
highest honors nnd decorated him
with this inslgnlu, "The Friend of
How precious the news thnt such
honor Is not limited to Ahrahnm but
that nil can win this high reward.
Faith nnd obedience are still condi-
tional to friendship. "Ye nre my
friends If ye do whatsoever I command
you.” This sound!, like slavery and la
a sense It Is. hut It Is the slavery of
loyful confidence In n great and glori-
ous leader, not the bondage of the gal-
ley slave chained .o the our. hut thnt
of the soldier, fir»* 1 with enthuslasnv
for service. God h looking for men
and women who will licliev* Him to-
day. "Ahrahnm believed God." Wilt
you add. "I believe God?" "Faith Is
the victory that overcomes the world.'*
Victory or Defeat.
The peace of character Is the pence
•>f progress; It Is won through strug-
gle; It Is sometimes victory and some-
lines defeat. In another way. pence
s peace with God peace with self,
pence with other men.—Prof. John
What la Not.
Perhaps the wind walls so in winter
“or the summer's death; nnd nil sad
minds nre nature's funeral cries for
hat has been und Is not.—Georgs
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