The Gotebo Gazette. (Gotebo, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 18, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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tie aoTEBa Buzerre
JOHN J. BLIZMAN, Fib.
Oklahoma Ncw Note*
Now for garden "san."
These be baseball days.
Plant more trees this year.
Diversify your crops. It pays.
Enid has a new broom factory.
The fruit prospect is still good.
Lenapah is entirely out of debt.
And now Sulphur boasts of a brass
The Oklahoma husband is mighty
thankful that Easter is past.
A test well to search for oil or gas
la being driven near Oktaha.
The state convention of Eagles will
convene in Muskogee in May.
The Nowata brick factory sold ten
car-loads of brick to a Kansas City
The Kiamichi river has been all
swollen up over its big volume of
If it will stop raining long enough
the Oklahoma farmers wiil plant their
Oklahoma miners will continue to
work pending a settlement of their
Plant a few acres of kafir corn in
the spring and you won't have to buy
feed in the fall.
Officials at El Reno raided a Ger-
man club last week and secured thirty
barrels of "swei."
If April showers bring may flowers,
Oklahoma will certainly be perfume-
ladened next month.
Ida J. Allen has been named as
postmistress at Chilocco, succeeding
U. B. Howardfi resigned.
Purcell has voted $100,000 bonds to
equip itself with an up-to-date water
works and electric light system.
The 7-year-old daughter of Dr. M.
Schlieson of Scipio, who was run ovd*
by a wagon, died of her injuries in a
Utilize every bit of vacant ground
by planting something in it. Too
much ground is going to waste. Bet-
ter raise garden truck.
State Treasurer Dunlop recently
received from Lincoln county the sum
of $19,568.39, being the county's sec-
ond quarterly payment of state taxes.
Operating under instructions from
President B. D. Caldwell of New York
City, the Wells Fargo lines are trans-
porting all supply donations free of
charge tQ the flood-Btrlcken Missis-
Lawton is proceeding to pave her
streets, now that the 'injunctions
which have tied up the contract for
twelve months, are all out of the way.
Forty-eight blocks will be paved at a
cost of $159,000.
On account of the disqualification
of the regular court to sit on the case
docketed for Medford, Grant county,
April 15, District Judge J. W. Steen
bas been assigned by Chief Justice j
Turner to sit in Grant county on that !
Mrs. C. F. Bobo of Norman and I
Mrs. O. F. Sensebaugh of Oklahoma j
City attended the annual meeting of
the Women's Council of the Methodist 1
church, South, in Washington, D. C. )
They acted as representatives for the
West Oklahoma conference.
The state board of agriculture has
Invited the legislators to visit the
demonstration farms in their respec-
tice counties. The board has asked j
the legislators to write their opinions
of the farms. The object of this is to
allow the legislators to see the work
Mrs. S. E. Moyer, wife of a farmer
residing two and one-half miles west
of Hugo, last week gave birth to an
Infant which had twelve toes on each
foot. The child had no nose, only
part of a mouth, located on one side
of its face, and had only one eye.
Otherwise the babe was normally
formed. It lived only a few hours.
An extension of parole until October
1 was granted Thursday by Governor
Cruce to Walter Reed of Kiowa county,
sentenced to serve ten years in the
state penitentiary for manslaughter
Reed had secured a loan from the state
school land department and the loan
Is due. The parole was granted to
give him an opportunity to arrange for
Arthur Wlnslow. a workman at thf
Acme cement plaster mill at Rusk
Springs, fell and was fatally injures,
dying four hours later. Winslow wbe
finishing a roof on the building and
was preparing to climb down to tfft
ground when his foot slipped and h«
fell to the ground, a distance of forty
feet. The body will be sent to his
1 at Cberryrale. Kansas.
NEW KITE FRAME INVENTED
Ribs Rsdlsts From Circular Disk of
Sheet Metal Acting ss Center-
piece—Will Lsst Long.
A kite frame which eliminates the
lopsldednesB that spoils the flight of
many kites has been patented by a
Wisconsin man. A circular disk of
sheet metal acta as a centerpiece.
Substsntlsl Kite Frsme.
Around the edge of this are spaced
loops, and in the middle is a circle
of sockets in line with the loops.
Half a dosen sticks, all the same
length, form the ribs of the frame,
which is made by thrusting one end
of the sticks through the loops and
Into the sockets. This gives a firm
frame with every rib of exactly the
same length and guarantees regular,
even flying for the kite. The frame
can be covered with either muslin or
paper and Is so substantially made
that it will outlast many coverings,
even if they be of the stoutest ma-
NEW YORK LAD HAD A HEART
Little Fellow Held Noss Bag Up So
That Morse Might Get Few Re-
maining Oats In Bottom.
The cold wind was sweeping through
Church street under the "L," and a
small boy was running along shivering
for lack of an overcoat, when he saw
s horse feeding from a nose bag. Only
a few oats were left in the bottom of
the bag. and the horse was jerking
Its head so as to catch the remnant
of Its dinner, that was out of reach of
A Boy With s Heart.
Its tongue. The lad, says the new
York Mail, ran up to the horse and
held the bag so that the animal could
get the rest of the oats, and he shiv-
ered the while. Then he patted the
horse on the nose and ran along
A Ore-proof ten story building win
bo erected in Muskogee upon the site
of the PIte-Rowsey building, which
was destroyed by flre last November.
.Aanouncemest has been made that a
Croup of local capitalists have taken
a ninety-nine year lease apon the
M and announce their intentions to
toild at once. This is one of the
aost valuable tracts in Muskogee.
Tto floor dimensions will be MillS
tost. A trust company, was to bo
organised, will have offices on the
i floor at tto toildiag.
FLAGS FLYING HALF MAST
Custom Long Ago Paaaed From Pure-
ly Military Usage to Public Life
of All Kinds.
Perhaps you have noticed that
whenever a prominent person dies, es-
pecially if he Is connected with the
government, the flags on public build
Ings are hoisted only psrt of the way
up. This is cslled half mast. Did you
ever stop to think whst connection
thgr* could be between a flag that was
not properly hoisted and the death of
a great man?
Ever alnce Sags were used In war It
has been the custom to have the flag
of the superior or conquering nation
above that of the inferior or van-
quished. When an army found Itself
hopelessly beaten it hauled Its flog
down far enough for the flag of the
victors to be placed above It on the
•aiM pole. This wa« a token not
only of submission, but of respect.
In those days when a famous soldier
died flags were lowered ont of respect
to bis memory The custom long ago
passed from purely military usage to
public life of all kinds, the flag flying
at half mast being a sign that the desd
man wss worthy of snlversal respect
Tto space loft above It Is for the flag
sf the great conqueror of all. the
Angel of Death.
TINIEST TRAVELER IN ARMY
Miss Julia Kltts, Daughter of Llsu>
tsasnt of Infsntry, Hss Record
as Qlobo Trotter.
The United States army can now
probably claim the world's juvenile
traveling record by virtue of tbo globe
trotting of Miss Julia D. Kltts, daugh-
ter of Lieut William P. Kltts. Twenty-
first United States Infantry.
Incidentally her record sheds a
strong light upon the mutations of the
army officer and the frequent recur-
rence of "moving day," says the Army
and Navy Journal.
The child was born at Fort Lincoln,
N. D„ April 29, 1904, and was the first
baby born at that post. Within three
weeks she had traveled 462 miles;
within two months, 1,260 miles; with-
in six months, 3,750 miles, and within
one year, 13,300 miles. In this short
time the baby had travelr.i from North
Dakota to Minnesota, to the Atlantic
coast, to San Francisco, and thence
across the Pacific to the Philippines.
It took her only two years more to
add 17,000 miles to her record, making
the total distance covered in three
years, 32,200 miles, or an average of
more than 10,000 miles a year. She
has kept on going, and at present has
more than 46,000 miles to her credit.
This youthful tourist, who could put to
shame Phlneas Fogg, Jules Verne's
traveling hero, has nearly completed
her second tour of foreign service
with the regiment.
COW IS CURIOUSLY MARKED
PO&TIASISEJE JPAAWva /JPSSJrJYOJJ
Alderney Holsteln, on Whose 8ide
There Appears Profile Bust of
Humorist, Mark Twain.
This curiously-marked cow was born
on the farm of Mr. Walker, near Al-
bertls, Pa. It is an Alderney Hoi-
stein cow, on whose side there ap-
pears the profile bust of the great hu-
morist. The colors of the cow are
white and dark brown. As the months
have passed the Twain bust bas be-
come more and more distinct, until
today It stands out so plainly that the
A "Mark Twain" Cow.
most casual glance shows what it Is.
The white marking 1b also unique, In
that it forms an almost perfect map of
the United States.
DISCARDED DOLL IS POPULAR
Head of Famous Toy Department Says
Little Glrle of Today Yearn for
The doll, long discarded by the Ju-
venile matrons of the nursery, Is being
Whatever the attraction of the soft,
woolly and flexible golliwog or soo
playmates, none of them could yield
that intimate soul companionship ob-
tainable from the human doll.
The head of a famous toy depart-
ment says that the arms of the llttlo
girls of today are being stretched out
eagerly towards dolls of all ages and
sizes, so long as they have human
The up-to-date child, like Its eid-
ers, has a craving for verisslmllltude
in all things, and this Is exemplified In
the strong reaction setting in against
the various distorted and fantastic
creations so popular of late. The doll
Is coming into Its own again. In pro
portion as tt becomes more real.
High born dolls, with all the ap-
purtenances of wealth and fashion, are
still to the fore, but are less favored
than the little school girl doll with its
satchel and pinafore, which Is a veri-
table comrade and confidant
The rising tide of dolls will be at
its flood In March, wher a great doll
exhibition will be held In Brussels un-
der the patronage of Queen Elizabeth
Money Was Safs.
John Bss. Jamas. I have
Jams*— Let's tee yon get the penny
Every expert photographer knows a
trick or two of his own. So a lady
discovered af'er taking her four-
year-old daughter to have her poc-
The child couldn't be made to sit
still. The artift was as gentle as
possible, and tried every plan to
keep the little wlggler quiet At last
he said to the despairing mother;
"Madam, if you will leave the little
dear alone with me a few moments
I think I can succeed."
The mother had scarcely with-
drawn when she was summoned back
by the triumphant photographer, who
exhibited a satisfactory negative.
When they reached home the mother
asked: "Nellie, what did the man ssy
to you wben I left you alone with
him?" "He thald." lisped Nellie, "thlt
thtlll. you lllte rathcall. or I'll thako
Text SO Hs Remembered It
Little flve-yearoia Harry accompa
nled bis lather to church one Sabbat*
morning, and tfie minister preached
from the text " Tie I. be not afraid "
Upon returning home his mother
asked: ' Wbat was the text this morn-
The little fellow thought for a mo
ment then answered: "Its me; dost
Dwellers on cape cod and
elsewhere on the Massachu-
setts coast are sometimes sur-
prised to learn that many of
their Portuguese neighbors
never saw the mainland of Portugal,
but are Azoreans of Island ancestry
sometimes centuries old, F. N. Vallan-
dlgham writes In the Boston Evening
Transcript. When the Portuguese re-
public was set up Its enemies were
not slow to annoy the new govern-
ment by stirring dissatisfaction In the
Azores, and some Azoreans here fall-
ing In with the movement, suggested
that the time had % arrived for the
United States to annex the Islands.
Nobody treated the suggestion very
seriously; perhaps it was hardly ex-
pected that anybody would, and after
a few mild demonstrations of discon-
tent. the Azoreans seem to have ac-
cepted the Portuguese republic with
resignation If not with satisfaction.
As a matter of fact the Azores will
celebrate thts spring the seventeenth
anniversary of their attainment of lo-
cal self-government In the winter of
1894-5, Portugal, while still maintain-
ing the islands as a province of the
kingdom, yielded to an oft repeated
demand for larger local autonomy, and
granted permission for the official dis-
play of an Azorean flag in honor of
In designing that flag the islanders
took a lesson from us, but the Azor-
ean banner, even more than the stars
and stripes, symbolizes the history
and political relations of the land. It
Is a blue flag bearing a white hawk
and nine stars, an emblem that pro-
claims the group to In of nine chief
Islands lying In the main blue ocean,
and bearing a name derived from the
Portuguese word for hawk, "acor,"
with the soft "c," which in English be-
comes "z." At a matter of fact the
Asores are our nearest neighbors on
the east between this coast and Eu-
rope. Corvo, the nearest of the Isl-
ands. is about two-thirds the distance
from Boston to Lisbon. The summer
isotherm of 70, which cuts Boston,
runs only a few miles north of the
Azores, though the Islands are about
in the latitude of Baltimore. The win-
ter Isotherm of 60 almost touches tbs
most southerly of the group. Caged
between these two Isotherms, tho
Azores have an equable climate. Ly-
ing In the track of vessels bound for
the Mediterranean, these islands sre
visited by many liners bound for the
Italian ports, and thousands of Ameri-
can tourists have touched at Fayal.
but hardly one In a thousand >>f such
tourists knows any others of tbe
Islands Acquired by Portugal.
During some centuries sll knowl-
edge of tbe Azores was lost >ven to
Europe. An Arabian geographer of
tbe twelfth century described them as
densely peopled, and hazarded the
guess that they had been known to
the Carthaginians. Upon a map
made in 1351 the three groups con-
stituting the archipelago appear as the j
Goat islands, the Dove Islands and
Brazil island One of the puzzles of
geography is found In the legends of
Brazil Island, which was variously lo-
cated, and which finally gave tame to
the vsst American empire of Portugal.
It is said that a Dutch merchant ad
venturer, driven out of his course,
chanced upon tbe Islands In 1032, and
reporter them upon touching at Lis-
bon. with the result thst a Portu-
guese expedition was sent out to take
possession of tiiem in tbe name 'if the |
crown Another story Is tbat Dotn
Henry of Portugal, surnamed the |
Navigator, mousing over the maps
tbat be loved so weli. found the lal-
ands laid down, and dispatched ao ex-
ploring expedition to find them.
At sny rate, one Cabral. a Portu-
guese navigator, did reach the Axorss
In 1432. and snme time later San
Mlguet, the island that be visited, was
officially proclaimed Portuguese terri-
tory. Soon after tto middle of tto
century all nine of Island* bad
been rediscovered. but nobody guess-
ed that they were one-third the wsy
lo a vast unknown continent By tto
time Columbus made bis first voysge
to America the Portuguese bad made
a fair start at colonising the Aaoros.
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Asores the Islands have bad a pictur-
esque and varied history. Once they
were given away by a Portuguese
king, Alfonso V., called "The African,"
to his aunt, the duchoss of Burgundy.
This happened in 1366, when the duke
of Burgundy was Philip ths Bold, fa-
vorite son of John II. of France. In
due time Philip became ruler of
Flanders and many of his Flemish
subjects went to help colonise his
duchess' new Island possessions. For
a time the group even bore the nam^
of the Flemish islands, and they still
have traces of the Flemish occupation
and colonisation, later Portugal re-
covered the Asores and they fell
with her under Spanish rule from 1580
to 1640. As possessions of Spain they
were fair game for the English navy,
and many a battle occurred in those
waters between English and Spanish
ships, while the Islands suffered from
the ravages of the British victors.
When Cabral reached the Asores Ip
1432 he was astonished at the num-
ber of hawks on tbe Islands. Their
presence was explained by the thous-
ands of small birds which made the
group their permanent home or their
resting placo In migration. When the
islands became settled It was found
necessary to offer a bounty for the
destruction of birds, they were so
ravenous in their attack upon crops.
For years thouaands of birds of many
varieties were killed annually by far-
mers and gardeners. In some years
as many as 500,000 are said to have
been destroyed. It Is hard for the
newly arrived Azorean to understand
our protective policy toward birds. To
tbe native Azorean a bird Is a noxious
Climate and People of the Azores.
There was a time when a good
many Americans made long visits to
the Azores for the sake of their mild
and even climate, and J. Pierpont
Morjan, aa a youth of seventeen,
passed many months there. An Eng-
lishman, In urging bis countrymen to
make use pf the group as a health
resort, instanced our example, but
Florida now serves our purpose even
better when we seek a mild winter
climate, and the Adlrondacks and otn-
er high, dry, cold climates hsve been
found excellent for some who would
once hsve been advised to winter in
the Azores or the south. As a matter
of fact, the climate of the Azores Is
extremely damp. It Is hard ;o keep
paper on the walls, and veneered and
varnished furniture suffers great dam-
age. Pico Is the coldest of tbe Isi
ands, for the mountain tbat ~ives It
name and forms most of the Island
rises 7.000 feet above tbe sea.
Azoreans, with their deeply em
browned ouidoor complexion and ra-
ther low stature, seem all of one race
to tbe casual American observer, but
many of them must be of complex ra-
cial origin. Portuguese constitute s
large majority of the quarter of a
million Inhabitants, but there are des-
cendants of tbe Flemish colonists, of
Spanish colonists who went to the
islands when Spain ruled tbe group,
negroes. Moors and a few English.
Scotch and Irish. Emlgrstion has
been constant for many years past bo-
cause land Is extremely scarce and
wages sre consequently low. Mean-
while there are few cheaper places to
live thsn the Azores, and no more
courteous people than tho Azoreans.
In this country they sre apt to be con-
fused with the Cape Verde Islanders,
who do all kinds of hard work on the
Massachusetts cosst snd whose condi-
tion and mode of life have been so lit-
tle understood by their neighbors of
Cipe Cod that s cruel local prejudice
against them exists. Tho Aroresns
sre a more mixed raco than tbe
Bravana, aa the Cape Verde '.alaaders
are ususlly called In this country, but
have less negro blood than tbe latter,
whoso home lies In the torrid zone
only a few miles off tto torrid French
Just to be good, to keep life purr
from degrading elements, to make It
constantly helpful In tittle wsys to
thoee who sre touched by It. to keep
one's spirit always sweet, and avoid
afi manner of petty anger aad Irrita-
bility—that Is an Ideal ss noble as tt
is difficult—Edward Howard Griggs
Many a married man has a chaperon
In his wife. S
Pink Bye" Is Epidemic In the Spring,
Try Murine Eye Remedy for Reliable Ret
Women lean toward mystery, bug
men lean toward mastery.
8lnce it I* worth while to be well, take
Garfield Tea, Nature'* Medicine.
After sympathizing with people who
are in trouble many a man begins to
feel like a hypocrite.
ONLY ONE "BROMO QCININE."
over lo Giro a Cold is One Ukj. Sc.
"An electrician ought to be a social
"Why an electrician especially?"
"Because he is so well posted on
Fslnt Hearts snd Fsir Ladies.
Frost—And the beautiful blonds
married that rich old duffer simply
because he had valvular troufile.
Snow—Yet still some people say
faint heart never won fair lady.
Marie Tempest's Nose.
At the Lenten musicale at the Wal-
dorf-Astoria a young matron related
a bon-mot of Marie Tempest's.
"Miss Tempest's nose is frightfully
pug, isn't It?" she began. "Well, I met
her at a tea once, and she joked about
her nose as If it belonged to some-
" 'When the Creator,' she said, 'was
looking for a nose for me he took, you
see, the first one that turned up.'"
Edward D. Easton, one of the big-
gest manufacturers of talking ma-
chines In the world, has an idea that
everybody is as much Interested In
grand opera aa he Is. He gives week-
ly concerts at bis home and makes
all his servants, who represent vari-
ous nationalities, listen to them. Once
a Swedish housemaid gave signs of
intense satisfaction at the bearing a
particularly loud and shrill record by
the great soprano, Lina Cavalieri.
"So you like that?" asked Mr. Eas-
ton, all puffed up because his grand
opera had made such a hit.
"Ay t'ink It banc grand," replied
Alma. "It sound to me Just lak de
way de freesh cook sbe cry las, when
hossban' die."—Popular Magazine.
Ons In Three.
It Is difficult to mako people believe
that coffee la a poison to at least one
person out of every three, but people
are slowly finding It out, although
thousands of them suffer terribly be-
fore they discover the fact
A New York hotel man saya: "Each
time after drinking coffee I became
restless, nervous and excited, ao that I
waa unable to sit five minutes in one
place, was also Inclined to vomit and
suffer from loss ot sleep, which got
worse and worse.
"A lady said thst perhaps coffee wss
the cause of my trouble, and suggested
tbat I try Postum. I laughed at ths
thought that coffee hurt me. but sbo
Insisted so hsrd tbat I finally had
some Postum made. I have been us-
ing It In place of coffee ever aince. for
I noticed that all my former nervous-
ness snd Irritstlon d'isppeared. I be-
gan to aleep perfectly, and the Postum
tasted as good or better than the old
coffee, so wbat wss tho use of stick-
ing to a beverage tbat was Injuring
"One day on an excursion np ths
country 1 remarked to a young lady
friend on her greatly Improved appear-
ance. Sbe explained that aome tlms
before she had quit ualng coffee and
taken to Postum. She bad gained a
number of pounds sad her former pal-
pitation of tbe heart, bumming la tbs
sars. trembling of tto bands and legs
and other dlaagreeable feelings bad
disappeared. Sbe recommended me ts
quit coffee and take Postum and was
very much surprised to find that I bad
already made 'he change.
"8be said her brother had also re-
ceived great benefits from lesvlng off
coffee and taking oa Postum." "There's
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