The Freedom Express. (Freedom, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 17, 1910 Page: 2 of 4
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The Freedom Express
H. O. W*lh#r, Ed-* S. K. W*th#r, Mgr.
NEW STATE NOTES.
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Th«» loinlnonn no n of llrlljilU or'
Minised a commercial club luit »«*«•!
lo !*• know it nN tin* Coni, Oil . ml Hit*
Ci uimcr<-lat « lub of lli'iirirtli
In arranging ill** protiam for th«'
Lincoln day celebration and banquet.
la.wUtn Unorii! I hr (5 \ II .ml m»-in
to-ra of the local lump \r«" up In nriio*.
K. (*. Clark hu» pun based thi> Big-
heart Chronicle of C. II. Mandevllle,
who liiiu bad marge nl th** pn|K*r for •»
>«.ir. Mandovlll** ta only 17 >*'ar« old.
10 HE AN ADMIRAL
Capt. Fremont. Son of the Path-
finder, Will 8c Promoted.
New Commander of Boston Navjr
Yard, One of Uncle Sam’* Effclct I
Officare—Filend of Taf!
Iloaton — Ciipt. John c ftwmonl
who hue Jnet luk«,n rUnrge of (lit* line
ton nnvy yard. b**lotiga to u litetoili
family, u eni'i'i'tiMfill navul offlr’i
Itopulur socially iiml ue good a fum
ily man ne a eullor i'»n I”' l'"i n In
I'allfornlu, th** won of G«n John C
Fremont, flret presidential ritndldwt*
of llm Kepubllenti party and known we
The 1’wthflndor" on account of hie
exploration In tho wret, nnd J**»l*
Itcnton, daughter of "Old llulllon
I Ion ton, wonutor from Mlewourl nnd In
timnto frlond of t'rculdenl Jack eon,
Capt. Fremont nt an onrly ago d**-
vnlopcd a fondnoew for tho H**n and
••ntorad tho navy at tho flret nppor
'.on l*ntnn, a t runt y nerving two
youru tn tho penitentiary, and whore
rontonc« itiHiu not oxplrt* until next
Vuuu.t. escaped from iho iHiiltontinr)
at McAloetcr Inet wo.'k.
V tuach*r*' aHHoclatlnii to lomp. leo
11* omitit!<*h of uorth>*rn Oklahoma and
with a ui“inht‘rehip of about I .min uc
live teachers, will bo organized a’*
V in It» In April.
Statu headquarter* of tho Oklahoma
Woman'll Suffrage league have boon
i Htnbllubod in Oklahoma City, and aro
under tho direction of the state presi-
dent Mrs. Kate H. Blggors of Morrow.
At the request of Otoe Indians in
Oklahoma tin* Otoe bonrdlng school at
I no Otoe agency In Noble county, un-
der supi rviaion of Ralph I*- Stanlon
will ht* abandoned at tho end of the
Wm. ff. Murray, president of the
constitutional convention and speaker
i the first house of representatives,
has authorized his announcement for
;iip democratic nomination for govei
If the plans of E. It. MacTyre. a
capitalist of Cleveland. Ohio, are car-
ried out. Muskogee will have an an-
nual county fair, beginning next sum-
Tin l niied States senate has con-
firmed the appointment, of S. C. Tlm-
mous as postmaster at Aline. Mr. Tim
moils is editor of the Aline Clirono
scope and a leading citizen.
Batteries A and B, First Field Artil-
lery. at Fort Sill, pursuant to an order
from the war department, aro export-
id to leave tor the Philippines Feb.
Modifying a former opinion Attor-
ney General West held in a lottei to
Adjutant. General Canton last week
that boys under IS cannot be enlist-
ed in the Oklahoma state militia.
Capt, Fremont la a good sportsman. I
In liia younger days In* was an expert I
tennis player ami doubtless would
have crossed rackets with ex I’resl
dent Roosevelt If he had been stu
tinned In Washington. II*' Is a Judge
of horses and formerly delight oil to
drive a four-ln-liand. and did It in a
manner that won tho admiration of
everybody who saw him.
Now, however, he prefers tin* auto
mobile to the horse and Ih probably
one of the most i nthuslastlc and prac-
tical motorists In the coifntry.
Capt. Fremont's lov-» animals Is
shared by the member* •>» his family.
They have a black "chow” dog from
China, a very rare specimen; n line
bull terrier, and a white Persian cat.
He Is opposed to animals on ship-
board, anyhow, for disciplinary rea
sons, anil the men on any ship under
his command are not permitted to
enjoy the privilege many other sail
ora have of keeping pot monkeys
goats, lizards und other animals as
Capt. John C. Fremont.
"mascots.” It has never been shown
however, that a Fremont command is
auy more unlucky than any other com
Governor Haskell, last, week refus-
ed an Illinois requisition for W. A.
Adams, a Tulsa policeman, charged
with working a “con game” in Mar-
shall, III., and securing $10 thereby.
It is reported that the wheat acre-
age in Oklahoma is larger than in
former years, and tho outlook for the
coming season is very promising.
The Ckickasha Street Railway com-
pany with $150,000 capital, which pro-
poses to build an electric line in
Chickasha and into parts of Grady
county, has been chartered.
Governor Haskell gave tho house as
his reason for not complying with the
law and appointing an additional
judge for the Muskogee district that
such official was not needed, where-
upon a bill was introduced repealing
the additional judge act.
Nine indictments against Former
District Judge W. N. Maben, eight
changing bribery and one charging
embezzlement, were quashed by Dis-
trict Judge Stilwell S. Russell of Ard-
more at Tecumseh last week.
The E! Reno board of aldermen has
granted a 99-year lease of a plot of
ground owned by the city, to the Pio-
neer Car company for the erection of
permanent building for the manufac-
ture of the Pioneer automobile.
After four years of litigation Mus-
kogee has been ordered to pay over
to Judge C. W. Raymond $8,137 for a
part of a lot which was conflsticated
by the city over the protest of Ray-
mond and a part of it useu on which
construct a viaduct over the M. K.
w T.. railroad tracks.
Dr. Henry C. Evans, president of a
Presbyterian college, at Milford, T**x..
has been offered the presidency of the
Presbyterian college at Durant, no"
After a trial lasting three days in
• - superior our* at M
tic Smith, alias "Big Myrt." was found
guilty of manslaughter and sentenced 1
to eight years in the penitentiary. I
She was charged with killing police-
man Dick Bell at Haileyville while
he was trying to arrest her.
inand on that account.
Probably no other man in the navy
has more prominent and influential
people among his close personal
friends. He made tlie acquaintance o!
President Taft in tlie* Philippine is
lands some years ago, while Mr. Taft
was governor general of flu* nrchipel
ago and Capt. Fremont commanded
the navy yard at Cavite. The future
president learned that tho young
naval officer was able to make good
when he promised anything.
Admiral Remey, who at that tirut
commanded the Asiatic squadron
formed a strong admiration for his
subordinate. He said that Capt., then
Lieut. Fremont, had found the Cavite
yard a pestridden hole and left it in
sanitary condition; he raised the
Spanish gunboats sunk by Dewey and
accomplished wonders in repairing
ships with Filipino labor paid In
Besides the president, Capt. Fre
mont counts among his close personal
friends ex-President Roosevelt.
The command of the Boston yard
is an admiral’s billet, and in the or-
dinary course of events Capt. Fre-
mont will bo promoted to the grade
of rear admiral next July. Then the
wish of his southern friends will be
fulfilled. Capt. Fremont endeared
himself to the south a year ago when
lie piloted the battleship Mississippi
up the river of that name to Vicks-
burg, where a silver service was pre-
sented to the vessel by the state.
Every piece of plate bore the like-
ness of Jefferson Davis, former presi-
dent of the confederate states and
Mississippi's most distinguished son.
The propriety of the decoration was
questioned by someone, which started
a lengthy discussion. Finally Capt.
Fremont was appealed to for an opin-
ion. His reply was characteristic, in
effect as follows;
"The navy has no sectional preju-
dices. Us patriotism is only bounded
by the ends of the country it pro-
Coming a^ it did from the son of a
commander of the union army in the
war between the states. Capt. Fre-
mont's declaration attracted national
attention and the south rang with hi*
Use Found for Dust.
The use of dust from vacuum clean-
ers is in demand for use in dusting
patterns in foundries.
NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN UNION
/7mie. JVXJ7&/Q anp py th? tjnu
v? r.:? scum jm&vrawtr/rurzarr
Pardon, Ul, But—
The b**»l you u«d from lie* worn
of men la more desirable than the
woist you get from th** best of iqvm.
hut to get th** beat from Hi*' heat of
men und vamp* the woral from th<*
worst of ui*n l» t<» get tho Ik •' of
the worst of men
Othtri Old, Alto
The charge is brought that George
course he did Washington wan not
Washington ate with his knife. Of
In all respects ahead of bla time.
FISH RAISING PAYS
Acre of Water Worth More Than
Similar Amount of Farm Land
Retiring Executive Agent of Minr.esota
Game and Fish Commission GJvas
Figures to Prove His Claim
—Carp in Demand.
St. Paul, Minn.—Which is the more !
valuable from the standpoint of pro-
duction. an acre of land or an acre of j
At first sight, the probable answer j
in most cases would he that an acre j
of land would produce more than the J
same space of water. Whether the
crop be corn, wheat, oats or other
grains, or even timber or other prod-
uct, the solid ground would seem to
have the call.
Carlos Avery, retiring executive
agent of the game and fish commis-
sion. however, has a different opinion
in the matter. He declares that under
proper scientific conditions an acre
of Minnesota inland water will pro-
duce more than the average acre of
the land of the state. This estimate
does not refer to possibilities of
rivers or other bodies of water from
the standpoint of the carrying trade,
but solely to the possibilities of the
It is probable that even the citizens
of the state who are familiar with
the facts that the lakes are numbered
by the thousand do not realize what a
wonderful possibility of wealth to the
people is here unfolded. One fifteenth
of the total area of the state is water.
In round numbers this may be placed
at 9,500,000 acres. Placing the aver-
age production of Minnesota land at
$10 an acre and admitting an acre of
water to be equally productive, if no
more, the total possible output from
the lakes and rivers, which now yield
comparatively little, would amount to
but little short of $100,000,000 annn- [
Such figures are indeed tremendous, |
but they are entirely within the range
of the possible, and illustrate effec-
tively some of the undeveloped re-
sources of the state and what mod-
ern scientific methods may accom-
The cultivation of the soil lias been
one of the principal occupations of the
race since man first emerged from
rudest savagery, but it has remained
for a much later era to take up the
cultivation of the water.
There are no figures available as to
the quantity or cash value of the fish
annually taken from tlie inland waters
of the state, but some idea 'of what
this source of natural wealth is now
worth, regardless of anything which
might be reached from the fact that
$1,000,009 worth of the rough varieties
are annually shipped to eastern mar-
kets by commercial fishermen from in-
terstate and international boundary
waters, including the Mississippi river
and Lake St. Croix between Minneso-
ta and Wisconsin, that part of Lake
Superior known us the north shore.
Rainy Inks and Lake of the Woods.
More than half of this total is made
up of the despised German carp,
which is caught in the Mississippi,
and it. is said that, in spite of the
heavy draft which has been made upon
this source, the catch every year is
increasing. It is the opinion of Mr.
Avery that some legal method should
be provided to allow* this variety of
fish to he caught from the Minnesota
river and some of the interior lakes,
as they are increasing in numbers and
threaten the better varieties of game
The bulk of the north shore catch
consists of lake trout and herring.
Whitefish once formed an important
fy \|*K TOWN.—All tho colonic*
B compris'd Iti tho South African
union are Immensely pleased
with tin* appointment of Herbert
Gladstone as governor general of the
union Ills personal charm is admit
ted by friends nnd foes alike, nnd It is
confidently believed that his appoint
mont will go far toward consolidating
tho union of the various rnces In
South Africa. Especially pleased arr
the South Africans with the act ol
King Edward in presenting to the
union tho table, inkstand and per
which ho used In signing the South
Gov Gen Gladstone Is the fourth
son of William E. Gladstone, the
"Grand Old Man" of Queen Victoria’s
reign. He was born in London in
1854 nnd was educated at Eton and
Oxford From 1877 to 1880 he was a
lecturer on modern history in Kebie
college, and then, after acting as his
father's secretary for a year, he
served as junior lord of the treasury
Later hp was financial secretary of
the war office, under home secretary
and first commissioner of works. In
the Asquith liberal ministry he has
been home sectary.
item, but destructive methods and
overfishing have practically exhausted
them. Lake trout are said to be
doomed to the same fate unless the
United States buieau of fisheries is
successful in its efforts to propagate
the fish to an extent sufficient to main-
tain the supply.
The Lake of the Wood produces an-
nually a half million pounds of yellow
pike and an equal amount of white-
fish and pickerel. Fifteen years ago
this one lake produced an annual catch
of a 1,500.000 pounds of sturgeon and
a great quantity of caviar, but last
year the sturgeon catch dropped to
S7.-000 pounds, and now a closed sea-
son of five years by international
agreement is proposed.
From Winona to Grand Marias,
along the eastern border of the state,
brook trout are common and bass are
everywhere. Tourists and city dwell-
ers look eagerly forward to the dates
when they are permitted to seek these
aristocrats of the finny tribe. It is
an encouraging fact that trout fish-
ing is constantly becoming more wide-
ly extended, due wholly to artificial
propagation and planting, ' without
which there would be no brook trout.
At present Minnesota owns three
hatcheries equipped for the production
of fish fry, which represent a per-
manent investment of $100,000. The
St. Paul hatchery is equipped for the
production of trout, pike-perch; Glen-
wood for trout, pike-perch and bass;
Deerwood for bass, with pike-perch in
prospect as soon as needed.
Ju t aft* i tht* outbreak of tho Kafir
war Sir Jlarv Smith, carrying th**
news from Cap* Town to Graham*
town, covered 700 tulles In hIx day .
riding across a wild and nearly track
Rich Mexican State
The state of Jalisco has long b*‘*n
known as one of the richest In the r>
public of Mexico In agriculture an.I
First Victorious Balloonist
M Blanchard was tho first man l<>
cross tho channel in a balloon. This
was accomplished In 1785. and for t111
font I anils XVI rewarded him v/titli a
pension of $250.
Spectacles for a Bird.
Recently a raven in the London
zoological garden was operated upon
for cataract, and lias actually been
provided with spectacles, which are
fitted to the eyes by means of a kind
of hood. The improvement iu the sight
Already Occupied with Rakes
The wife of a Kansas City saloon
keeper asked him why ho didn't gatli
er up the leaves which littered his
yard and burn them. “The truth ts.
he replied, ”1 can't, leave the rates
long enough to rake the leaves.”
“Pop. auntie read mo a story Un-
other day about a flower fairy who
rode the horse chestnut." ”Ve3, son.'
"Well, when the flower fairies ride
horse chestnuts, do they use lark-
Making Fun of Limburger
\ Denver scientist says limburger
eheete will cure cancer, if cnncci-
results from a specific microbe and
that microbe Is a self-respecting bug.
tiie introduction of a slug of limbur-
ger in the theater of his activities
should cause him to withdraw in high
A lecturer who recently advertised
that lie would "deliver a plain talk
to plain people,” complains that no
women attended. Some people are
neither born with diplomacy nor
achieve diplomacy nor have diplom-
acy thrust upon them.
One day as grandma was sewing
11'side the window the attention of
her little five-year old grand daughter
! was suddenly attracted toy the white
! hairs in her grandmother's head, and
climbing upon a hassock she began to
•pluck out the white ones. "What on
earth are you doing, Lucy?" ex-
I claimed grandma. Oh,” replied Lucy.
“1 .am just picking the basting threads
cut of your hair, .grandma.”—Deline-
"There are some strong features
mentioned in Mrs. Fakit’s boarding
house advertisement.” “Then I'll bet
she put. in the coffee and left out t It *
Led by Thoroughbred Dog
Blind Man and English Setter Leave
for Another Sojourn in the
Reading, Pa—After sojourning in
34 states of the union, blind G. W.
Saville and his setter dog. Joe Rod-
erick, who recently returned here
from a western trip, are off again on j
a tour of the southern states for the
winter. If Reading ever had a noblo
dumb animal, accomplishing a noble
work, it certainly is Joe Roderick, it
takes even a man with unusual grit
and determination to lead an unfor-
tunate blind brother man around this
world, to make his dubious way; but |
for a dog to do it, and do it as well
as many a man could, has attracted
and is attracting wide attention.
This noble beast formerly belonged
to a Reading gunner, but when G. W.
Saville begged the gunner to part with
Patient Saves the Doctor
him he could not refuse a blindman's
request, knowing that the dog would
at least afford some amusement to
him. lie did more than that. Never
have man and beast become more
strongly attached to each other than
have Joe and Mr. Saville. The latter
is poor and depends upon the char-
itable folks of many states. His home
is in this city, but he is a great trav-
Joe can do almost anything but talk.
He opens the doors of homes, maker,
signs to his master when they are
about ready to ascend in an elevator,
and has in hundreds of ways protected
Mr. Saville from harm and led him
away from trap doors and cellar open-
Joe is a member of the American
Kennel club, where be is registered,
and is a descendant of the Great
Count Gladstone, the greatest English
setter ever brought to the United
States. Joe himself has scored 100
points, and is elegible to the kennel
ohmvo hnth Qitipt; nf thp Atlantic
IN THE REALM OF BOOKS
“The Bill Toppers,” a Story of the
Theatre, a Pronounced Success
So rapid and wide-spread the
growth of the vaudeville form or
amusement that there is hardly any
town so small but that it has its
moving picture show with an act or
two of "high class vaudevillee.” Thus
has the interest in variety actors and
acquaintance with the stars of vaude-
ville, at. least by reputation, grown
that a book portraying in a most in-
tensely interesting manner the iuti-
1 mate details of the lives of this class
' cf theatrical performers is bound to
be a great success.
Bobbs-Merrill's latest offering is
"The Bill Toppers," as the head-liners
in vaudeville are known. The story
is sure to create a sensational inter
est, not only with all who love the
theatre, but also with all who love
our common human nature.
FOR BEST RESULTS USE
They are the
best that grow.
0. K. SEEDS
Then Goes to the Hospital to Be Op-
erated on—Team of Horses
j Bloomsburg. I’a.—With the physi-1
cian who was bringing him to the Jo-
seph Ratti hospital at Bloomsburg.
pinned fast under his sleigh, Matthew ■
Lawton of Millville, himself in a seri-j
ous condition with appendicitis, the
other day saved Dr. Everett of Mill-
, vllle from terrible injury by jumping
1 to the horses’ heads and stepping
them after they had demolished the
sleigh and were dragging Dr. F.verett
along the road.
Lawton's condition was so serious
that an urgent call had been sent to
the hospital to have the operating
room in readiness for them upon their
arrival. They had reached a point
about half way between Bloomsburg
and Millville when the physician, who
had suffered a fractured wrist about a
week before when lie slipped on an
icy pavement, lost control of the team
aud it ran away.
The doctor and patient reached the
hospital late at night. Lawton np- J
parently suffered no ill effects from
Civilization has cheated man into
wearing a thermometer on his affec-
Boy Saves Five Lives.
Biloxi, Miss.—Harry Ililden, 14
years old, comes near holding tho rec-
ord for one of his age as a life-saver,
it is believed. When young Hilden
went to the rescue of Theodore Ryan,
12 years old. after the latter had
twice sunk beneath the waters of
Biloxi bay, it was the fifth time that
he has saved a person from drowning
Fault Finder by Profession.
London.—Asked what his profession
was, p witness at Salsford replied that
he was a fault finder, and explained
that he sought for and remedied faults
in telephone wires.
ASK YOUR DEALER FOR THEM
BARTELDES SEED CO.
Oklahoma Seed House OKLAHOMA L i i ^
lowest prices. easy payments.
You cannot afford to experiment with
untried goods sold by commission
airents. Catalogues free.
The Brunswick-Baike-CoHcnder Company
14 w Main Street. Deot. B, OkU,ifi<r.a City, Ckla.
KSSiS* DEERE IMPLEMENTS
and VELIE VEHICLES** yoar dealer
UK JOHN DEERE PLOW CO., OKLAHOMA CITY
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