The Freedom Express. (Freedom, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 18, 1908 Page: 2 of 4
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WHERE THE DANGER LAY.
Listeners in Greater Peril Than Was
V. A. WALKER, Editor
H. G. WALKER, Manager
Tbrre was never a more conscien-
tious young man than Eben Soule, and
when he found how much absorbed ho
had become with the mere idea of
playing in the town band, he con-
sulted his minister. “Do you reck-
on I could give up all that time to
music without falling from grace?” he
The good old Methodist had a sav-
ing sense of humor. He saw that hi3
parishioner was much distressed be-
tween his wishes and his conscience,
but the minister smiled on him, never-
"It’s the horn you’re asked to play,
I hear,” he said. “Ever had much ex-
perience with it, Eben?”
"Never tried it but once, but I like
the sound of it first-rate,” said the
“M’m!” said the minister. "Well, I
think you needn't be afraid of falling
from grace on account of it, but I do
hope you'll manage things so your
family and neighbors won't have to
pass through the fiery temptation of
hearing you practice too often,
Consensus of Opinion Is That It Is Indispensable to Prof-
itable Livestock Raising and Dairying.
OKLAHOMA STATE NOTES
Col. Leith was proud of his posses-
sion. The hlg, red, vociferous car ex-
actly suited his mood—for he iiked to
do things hurriedly; lie worshiped
swiftness. Even now he had left the
fort by (he valley road and
A meeting of the state Sunday
School association was held in Tulsa
last week. The attendance numbered
nearly 400 delegates. The next annu-
li meeting is to be held at Enid.
dustily tearing toward Rockwell City,
four miles away.*
So Col. Leith went unconsciously on
ills way, driving his motor car faster
and faster—until something happened.
Something usually does happen with
motor cars. Several tilings hap-
pened first and last wit li this one and
This was a comparatively harmless
happening. He cavorted around the
bluffs by tlie city's edge, careened
through the deep cut by the river—
and came plump on Grace Dewey,
daughter of (he best known ranchman
in the valley.
Her mount reared, but trained
horsewoman that she was, she kept
her seat in the saddle. The car
wheezed and the horse reared again.
This time she did not keep her seat,
but went down in a limp bundle to
the hard road, while the horse raced
up the ravine, as If it, too, were
working for a Hpeed record.
To make the incident the more strik-
ing, Lieut. Roberts just then came
cantering down the highway, liis ac-
coutrements Jangling and his cavalry
charger doing its prettiest, gait.
Roberts arid tlie colonel were at the
girl’s side simultaneously.
"1 am sure I did not mean—” be-
gan the colonel.
"Let me assist you, miss," and the
lieutenant was lifting her, his arm
around her shoulders and her jaunty
hat resting against his coat sleeve. At
that identical moment the lieutenant
and the colonel parted company as
friends. They did not realize that
ttmy were at the separation of the
ways, but it was so. Miss Dewey
opened her eyes, looked into the
colonel’s face; then recognized the
lieutenant—and straightened up, fully
recovered. They were not strangers;
all had met at Mrs. Marsou's recep-
tion a month before.
“I am not hurt—not hurt. But
where is Rex?" she asked, looking
"1 think, madam,” replied the
colonel, bowing witli awkward and
old-fashioned courtesy, “that he is just
An entire block of business houses
In Gotebo was burned last week, caus-
ing a loss of more than $20,000. The
fire started early in the morning and
Is believed to be the work of an Jn-
The village of Smlthton, located on
the El Reno & Southwestern railway,
ivas destroyed by fire last week. The
fire started from a stroke of lightning
which struck the Canadian Milling
Companys' elevator. The village con-
flated of only a few business bouses.
Mayor Crittenden, of Kansas City,
has sent twenty poor and afflicted
children to Clareinore for treatment
with the mineral water which haB
made that place famous. The cham-
ber of commerce of Kansas City is
backing this plan.
The Huts of the poor, the Halls of the
Are neither exempt from some form
Perhaps a distinction may be made in
But the rich and the poor must
scratch just the same.
O, why should the children of Adam
An affliction so dreadful, when Hunt’s
Cure does cure?
All forms of itching. Guaranteed.
off and we—that is, well, we want to
get to Rockwell City mighty bad—
I am sure it was no fault of yours,"
added the young woman, now regain-
ing her feet and showing a constant-
ly increasing discomfiture.
The rod motor car glared at the
trio wickedly as if it were glad it had
disconcerted ihe plans of any enemy of
"Now, colonel, I hate to tell you
this,” began Roberts, nervously. “I
am sure you will sympathize with me
and with Grace — Miss Dewey.
You see, colonel, we are—that is, well,
we are going to be married.”
If the red automobile bad turned
somersaults, if the river had suddenly
stood on end, the colonel could scarce-
ly have been more taken aback. lie
turned bis face so that it would not
show pale in the glare of the pilot
“Yes, I understand,” he finally man-
aged to say.
"And Miss Dewey’s father does not
like it very well,” with the suspicion
of a laugh in the words. "In fact, he
will probably be after us wherm he
finds out. We have come this round-
about. way to throw him off the track
—and you see where we are?”
"Yes, 1 see,” was the slow response.,
The colonel's voice was strangely
cold, and he was conscious of a dis-
tinct effort in getting the words out in
the proper form. "1 see. You are
afraid he will catch you before y. u
are married? He does not like army
There was an odd twist in the
colonel’s voice as if he, too, were in-
clined to smile.
"Papa has his prejudices, you
know.” put in Miss Dewey, demurely.
"He will miss us before long;” the
lieutenant's words fairly dripped with
excitement. He peered anxiously
down the road. "And Grace’s horse
has gone for good.”
"My duty is clear,” began the
colonel, his voice still husky. "I knew
very well that you young people
should be taken in charge. You, lieu-
tenant, should be put under ar-
rest, and you, Miss Grace, ought
to be turned over to your t'a-
tber. You both know that this should
He had not looked at them while
he talked—now that he did, he saw
that Roberts’ arm was around the
rancher's daughter, and that her eyes
were gazing appealingly toward him.
lie always had admired those blue
eyes—ho looked into them, his heart
in the glance, then with a dash of liis
hand wiped out the vision.
"You scapegraces deserve tliis—but
1 don't know that your father, miss, is
any friend of mine. Where did you
say you wanted to go?”
"To Rockwell City—to a minister's,”
eagerly exclaimed Roberts.
"Climb in here—send that horse of
yours up the road—we’ll get him in
the morning.” His orders were posi-
tive and definite.
A stroke of the whip and the lieu-
tenant's mount went racing up the
path after the ranch girl’s Hex. Rob-
erts and Grace clambered into the car.
With a crunch tlie car started, and
in another minute they were speeding
toward Rockwell City, 40 miles an
l!p tlie deserted street, across the
railroad tracks, past the hotel with
its many lights they sped. With a jolt
they stopped at a modest dwelling on
a side street. Cel. Leith was first to
leap from the car.
Gently he helped the young woman
from her place, and his strong hand
was in hers as he gave her to Rob-
"This is a very informal and undig-
nified proceeding, young people," he
began. "1 am sorry to see you do
this way.” He was talking against
time, for so long as he talked her hand
lay in his. "1 am not going to give
my approval—but 1 will give my bless-
He hesitated a little. "As for yon.
Lieut. Roberts, if you show yourself
on tlie reservation for two weeks, you
will be placed In the guard-house.'
As the colonel left the town behind
on his way to tlse post, he met an
eager rider hurrying cityward. He
might have told him some interesting
news had he wished. Instead, he
pushed the car to a swifter speed.
IT. A. Callahan, 30 years old, art
electrical worker, was found dead in
a. Midland Valley box car at Musko-
gee. He had ended his own life by
drinking carbolic acid. He left a let-
ter saying ids family was either in
McAlester or Oklahoma City.
Two Good Silos.—Fig. 1: A 200-Ton Stave Silo with Continuous Doors
Fig. 2. A 125-Ton Stave Silo Without Continuous Doors.
One night last week the postoffice
flt Pairland was broken into and the
safe blown open. The robbers secur-
ed $200. Nothing was known of the
robbery until tlie postmaster entered
his office in the morning and found
that burglars had been in. Blood-
hounds were used but failed to locate
The silo is winning its way on to
the farms of the country because it is
proving to be an indispensable equip-
ment for winter feeding of stock, es-
pecially cows in milk.
The most conclusive proof that the
silo is all it claims to be is that in
every community where it goes it rap-
idly wins its way to universal favor.
On this point one farmer writes: "Five
years ago I was one of a half dozen
farmers in this neighborhood who
built silos. Now there are as many
put up each year, which I consider
good evidence that the silo is practical
and has come to stay."
To illustrate its practical points,
this enthusiast goes on to tell of his
methods: On our farm we have a silo
12 by 20 feet, and foundation extend-
ing into the ground two feet, making
it 22 feet deep. For the best results,
1 think 12 by 24 feet is the best size,
then if I wanted more feed than a silo
of this size would hold, I would build
“We fill our silo when the corn is
well dented or just before it is ripe
enough to make fodder. We have four
men in the field, two to cut the corn
and pile it in bunches and the other
two to load the corn and fodder to the
wagons. It usually takes three wag-
ons, owing of course to the distance
from the silo. We have our own cut-
ting box and horse power and cut the
silage very short, about one-half inch.
It packs better when short and this
makes it keep better. In filling the
silo it takes one man in the silo to
keep it level and mixed, as the blow-
ers separate the corn from the fodder.”
Still another farmer in writing to
the Northwestern Agriculturist de-
clares unhesitatinglythat he has found
silage to he the best and cheapest suc-
culent feed he can produce. "For the
dairy herd it is dlfficuPJ to find its
equal. A few years ago I found it
necessary to transfer my cows to a
barn away from the silo while making
some changes in the fixtures of the
basement of the barn where the cows
are regularly kept. During this time
the cows received no silage, but were
fed on some extra fine clover hay, etc.
On this change of feed the decrease in
mill! was one-third, but as soon as 1
changed them back to the ensilage
they soon regained in the milk.
"As a feed for breeding ewes and
for fattening lambs there is nothing
better. For 33 years I have made a
specialty of registered sheep and wish
to say for the benefit of others that
corn silage is o. k.
"When you build a silo, build a
good one and you will have no trouble
with poor ensilage, if the silo is prop-
erly constructed the ensilage will keep
for years. T have fed it to great ad-
vantage during July and August, those
trying months when pasture is usually
short and dry.
“A great many farmers make the
mistake of cutting the corn too green.
I try to raise the heaviest crop of corn
possible and then place it in the silo
about the same time I would if it were
to be husked; or, in other words, when
it is fit to cure for crop corn; then
you will have good ensilage.
"For wintering brood sows, the corn
silage can be fed to good advantage.
Young pigs will come more strong and
heavy than if the sows are given other
feeds that are not so succulent in their
Another farmer who has a silo says
that previous to his feeding ensilage
his dairy of 25 cows did not show
much profit through the late fall, win-
ter and early spring on account of the
high price of hay, rough feed and
The bureau of animal industry,
which has from time to time issued
valuable bulletins concerning the
building and filling of silos, gives the
following directions for the construc-
tion of stave silos: “Fig. 1 shows a
200-ton silo with continuous doors. The
foundation wall is laid up from below
the frost line, and the cement floor
covers the area within the foundation
wall. The door posts are held in po-
sition by sections of iron pipe through
which pass iron bolts.
“Fig. 2 shows a stave silo of 125-
ton capacity without continuous doors.
The foundation wall should he rein-
forced by iron hoops or wire embedded
in the concrete near the top if the wall
extends more than one foot above the
"In the erection of these silos the
staves are Spiked together at. intervals
of about five feet. A half-inch hole
is bored to a depth of about one inch
if staves are two by four inches, and
to a deptli of three inches in staves twe
by six inches, to allow the counter
sinking of the nail heads so as to keep
them within the stave after the usual
shrinkage and to give the nail suf
E. J. Matthews, a prominent farm-
er, 55 years old, residing six miles
southeast of here, was seriously and
probably fatally stabbed on his farm
by James Floyd, a renter on the Mat-
thews farm. The knife blade pene-
trated Matthews' left lung. Floyd
claims self-defense, while Matthews
claims the assault was unprovoked.
Might Miss Something.
Edyth—I told him there was no use
wasting his time, as I didn’t intend
to marry him and that if he wrote to
me I would return his letters un-
Mayme—Oh you shouldn’t have done
that. He might have inclosed matinee
tickets in some of them.
A gin belonging to W. A. Taliaferro
was partially wrecked, the school
house was blown from Us foundation
and other buildings were damaged at
Woodford, Friday nigbt, by a hard
wind storm. Crops were badly dam-
aged. No one was injured.
The finest climate and the richest
land in the United States. From 10
to 640 acres of farm land, and 2 town
lots in South Texas, for $120, payable
$10 monthly. Write Dr. Chas. F. Sim-
mons, San Antonio, Texas.
Captain D. L. Stone, of the gen-
eral quartermaster's department, at
Washington, arrived at Fort Sill last
week for the purpose of taking pre-
liminary steps toward ihe building of
a new military post at the fort. Cap-
tain Stone is on a leave of absence for
several months and will await instruc-
tions from tiie department in regard
to the steps to be taken.
A cranky bachelor says that heaven
is probably so called because there
are no marriages there
As the result of complaints from
members of the state board of health
and other physicians, Attorney Gen-
eral West has filed suit in the dis-
trict court to enjoin the Santa Fe,
Frisco, Rock Island and Katy rail-
roads from using passenger coaches
which are not in a cleanly condition,
and from sweeping coaches while in
An announcement of the Reading
Circle course for the coming year is
being sent out by State Superinten-
dent Cameron to teachers over the
state. All teachers who take the
Reading Circle course will be permit-
ted to carry over all grades above S5
per cent for a period of three years,
and count these credits towards .a
This woman says Lydia E.
Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound,
saved her life. Head her letter.
Mrs. T. C. Willndsen, of Manning’,
Iowa, writes to Mrs. Hint-hum;
“ I can truly say that Lydia E. Pink-
ham’s Vegetable Compound saved my
life, and 1 cannot express my gratitude
to you in words. For years I suffered
with the worst forms of female com-
plaints, continually doctoring and
spending lots of money for medicine
without help. I wrote you for advice,
followed it as directed, and took Lydia
E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound and
it has restored me to perfect health.
Had it not been for you I should have
been in my grave to-day. I wish every
suffering woman would try it. ”
FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN.
For thirty years Lydia E. Pink-
ham’s Vegetable Compound, made
from roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy for female ills,
and has positively cured thousands of
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera-
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, that bear-
ing-down feeling, flatulency, indiges-
tion,dizziness,or nervous prostration.
Why don’t you try it ?
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick
women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to
health. Address, Lynn, Mass.
In habeas corpus proceedings at
McAlester before Judge Coley, Thom-
as McElvaney, John English and Ar-
thur Smith, admitted the killing of
John Pratt, found dead at a mining
camp near here May 11. All the par-
ties had been charged with the crime
and were being held without bail.
Smith testified that he killed Pratt
in seOf-defense and that the other
parties were not present when the
murder took place.
A Practical Plan for
C *ST H.
The work of extending school land
leases for another year under the pro-
visions of the Durant bill is being dis-
posed of very rapidly by the leasing
division of the school land depart-
ment and most of the lessees are
agreeing to the new arrangement
ut pr< test. Out _ <<f tie' 3,00 1
lessees'affected some 700 or 800 have
made complaint in regard to the ren-
tals, but most of them will be willing
to sign up although they would like to
get a better arrangement if they
could. Secretary Marr will fix a date
some time ^luring the coming week
for a hearing for the lessees who con-
sider that they have a grievance.
The above diagram shows a cross of two inches from
section of a piggery building 34 feet outer doors,
wide which may be of any desired Hie partitions ar
length. The foundation is of stone, but one aiu^ a Quarter in
may be built of concrete to be in keep- !'1H* 1001 kngths.
. , .. . , . , iu an upright positioi
ing with the floor and the piers which , ,
* resting on a tw'o-by-i
are concrete. The floor is in two lay- <.apiw, with simi]ar
ers, the lower three inches being com- above is about eight
prised of coarse gravel seven parts posts, and furnishes
and cement one part, the upper inch room for storage of s
being mixed three parts sharp sand materials, etc. No
to one of cement. The alley running be stored here,
throughout the center of the building The illustration s
is six feet wide with a crowned floor ant* Pl|He>'s whie
one-half inch higher m the center to , ,. ,,
insure its being kept perfectly dry. th* doorand" vent'ila!
The floors of the pens are given a fall | lhe left side c!osed.
The annual meeting of the Okla-
homa Dental Association i6 in ses-
sion at Muskogee this week.
If ycra suffer from Fit*. Falling Picknew or
bp&^niH, or Lav© Children that do ho, my
wrgfi New Discovery and Treatment
fAWlxf -vill ir.ro them Immcdfate relief, and
all you nre asked to do i«» to send for
* re© bottle of Dr. May's
Ooropltes withFood and Drugs Act of Congress
June cOth IBS. Complete directions, also tes-
timonials of CERES. etc.. F KEE Sv mail.
Hxprts* t-repaid. Give AGE and full address
If. H. MAT, M, B., 543 Pearl Street, Net York.
The loaning of Oklahoma's $5,000,-
OOO school fund on farm' mortgages
is proceeding at the rate of $30,000
a day. and there will be a round mil-
lion in the farmers’ hands within the
next ten days. The amount is now in
excess of three-quarters of a million.
There is nearly $1,500,000 of the $5.-
000,000 fund deposited in the banks of
the state, which is being drawn upon
Jtor these loans.
DR. A. D. YOUNG
NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASES.
OKLAHOMA CITY. s t OKLAHOMA.
Lcr.c Distance Phone. P. B. X. 98.
The Colonel's Campaign
BY CHARLES MOREAU HARGIS
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