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pnlDAY. JANUARY 6, 1922
THE DttRANT WEEKLY NEWS
JOHN MADDEN OWNS MOST I
I1KJII PICK Ell KAtB IHMKItti-
n,..imr ih nast thirty-five years
no one in Ameriwi has bred, bought,
nr owned bo ninny Mgh-pnccd race
horses as John K. Madden. He pays
the high dollar and trots it wnen ne
yells. When adverse legislation,
blighted the running meetings in
New Votk state, there was a shrink-1
age in values, instead 01 reuucing
his operation like most breeders,
MniMnn went in deeiior until he had
over 400 maret on his farm in Ken
tucky. , ,
When the tide turned, .Madden nad
horses to hell When the Hanibuig
Place product-" began to win in all
kinds of company, more buyers ap
peared. Mndden supplied their wants
After they had culled the crop, Mad
den went to the races with what they ,
loft and won. John K. Madden's
success has made him an authority
nn rnrp horses. What he knows has
stood the acid test and come through
clean. On account of this his re
cent remarks that the sire is more
thnn three-fourths of the stable has
weight. He said: "Mares are neces
sary, but at the best tney can give
I you but one failure or winner each
year. A stallion will get from fifty
rfo seventy-five. If he is a blank, and
mnv are. two or three years will
put a large operator on the rocks.
"Patchen Wilkes, a fine individual
land a well-bred horse for his day,
failed absolutely. From the isame
mares Peter the Great sent out a
shoal of stable, the brother and sis
ter stuff winners. Milton Young had
a leader in Hanover. When he died,
Lamplighter was selected. He wns
n crnod race horse and just as well
I bred. Lamplighter failed.
"Of the Hanover colts 1 selected
Hamburg. He was a good. One day
at Sheephead Bay after Hamburg
had won a stake with 138 punds up,
I was holding him by the head in the
TMiHiWk. A thick-set man with a
stubby mustache came up and said,
"young man, do you own that colt?"
"That depends," I replied,
"whether you want to buy or attach
" 'I would be pleased to buy him,'
said my caller who was Marcus
"What is the price?"
"I told him $45,000.
" 'Rather steep,' " he remarked-
" ' Not for this kind,' " I replied.
"Marcus Dalv cave me $40,001 for
I Hamburg. He handed me a Wells-
Fargo draft for $40,000 and a silver
"Hamburg had a brother named
Frankfurt. I owned him. While I
vas in New York the stable in which
he was kept was burned. The farm
superintendent wired me and added
Frankfort was rescued. 1 replied
that so long as the brother of Ham
burg was saved, the loss of the barn
did not amount to anything. Some
one heard of the dispatch and made
me a swell offer for Frankfort. He
"Brothers and sisters among race
horses do not amount to much. When
I went to Kentucky back in the eight
ies, if you went out to Harney
Treacy's farm you were shown into
a stable full of brothers and sisters
to harness with records. They were
all dolled up and for sale. If by any
chance you drifted to the training
track, you were told how fast each
(one could go. Later on their broth-
ters and sisters would be in the sale
"The same thing was seen at
Woodbum As soon as a visitor ar
rived. Mr- Brodhead or one of his
assistants would be calling for Mr.
Hull to bring out the brother or sis
ter of Maud S. or Nutwood. If pur
chased their new owners did not get
very rich racing them As for the
training stable it was the same as
FARM LAROR UNION HEARD
On last Friday night the Farm
Ijibor Union held open meeting in
the district court room of the Rry
nn county court house at which time
prominent leader in their various
lines addressed the meeting. The
cowl room was crowded with people
who wanted to hear these prominent
Edgar Fentem of Oklahoma City,
president of the Oklahoma State Fed
eration of Labor, made a very im
pulsive speech on "Necessity of
ilose cooperation between the farmers
union and the industrial trades un
ions." He is an excellent talker and
his discussion was very interesting
to the union men present.
John A Simpson, of Stillwater,
president of the Farmers Educational
and Cooperative Union, outlined the
work that has been accomplished by
the old Farmers Educational and co
operative union. Simpson's talk was
well worth hearing and the history
George Wilson of Oklahoma City
manager of the Farm Labor Re
construction League spoke on the
league of which he is manager.
J. E. BAKER ELECTED PRESI
DENT FARM LABOR UNION
The Bryan County Farm Labor
Union held a meeting in Durant last
Friday at which time several matters
of much importance was taken up to
gether with the election of officers
for the coming year. J. E. Parker
of Bokchito was re-elected president;
J. M. Murphy of Durant was elected
vice-president and E. P. Goad of Ben
nington was elected secretary.
There were 181 delegates who an
swered to the roll call. There now
are over 4000 members of the Farm
Labor Union in Bryan county.
tt COUSIN JANES BEDTIMK .8
n STOiUBS n
n The Itarninrd Friends Have 8
(By Itoyco Anderson)
Sileiiic!" gobbled Turkey Gobbler, i
"If we're to have school we must be
All was silent for a few seconds
among the Barnyard friends, then an
uproar began of, "Begin ngain Prof
fessor Turkey Gobbler. We didn't
understand what you said ''
"Of course you didn't you were
making so much noise. You kittens
must either be quiet or go home."
suddenly exclaimed Turkey Gobbler
as he noticed two kittens tumbling
over and over in a big play.
Twill begin again. I said before
that I heard Will and May talking.
They had a book in their hands and
talked for a long time. But I just
remembered the important things
they said s'o I will tell you.
"Long, long ago, no one but In
dians lived here. They didn't live
in pictty houses like Will and May
do, but lived in "Wig-walls." I don't
know what "Wig-walls" are, but I
suppose they are something like a
wall." said Turkey Gobbler.
"Ah, Turkey Gobbler, I have heard
my ancestors talk about the Indians
and they said that they lived in wig
warns, n kind of a tent," said Grand
Turkey Gobbler was stunned. He
had thought he knew more than any
one else did.
"1 said while 1 was in the school
room I wanted everyone to call me
Professor Turkey Gobbler, that
sounds more polite said Turkey Gob
"Well." he continued after cooling
off a bit, "I'll tell you next about the
earth. People used to believe the
world was round, but now they be
lieve it is square or rectangular in
"Ha, ha, ha," laughed Grandpa
Gooe," Really I beg your pardon, but
you have it exactly backward, my an
cesters said it was believed to be
"I suppose you know more about
this than I do. If we had have want
ed you for a teacher we would have
chosen you first instead of me,'
snapped Turkey Gobbler.
"Oh, please, let's not have a nuar-
lel," said Mamma Hat tie Horse, "I
have heard that the world is round, or
believed to be round now. I think
Professor Turkey Gobbler had just
';VeII," gobbled Turkey Gobbler,
'"We'll just dismiss for today maybe
we will have school some other time."
"I hope he knows his lesson hollar
next time," grunted Red Pig.
Angry as he was Red Pip's tmrfca-.
did not escape Turkey Gobbler's ears .
I He was so angry he did not go wbent
'the other friends departed.
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BENNINGTON MASONS HOLD
The Bennington Masonic lodge held
installation of officers last Friday
night and gave those present a ban
quet. The installation ceremony was
very impressive and efficiently done
before a large number of Masons not
alone from the Bennington lodge but
from other lodges over the county
R. T. Stinson and W. L. Boner of
the Durant lodge addressed the meet
ing. Their addresses were for the
good of Masonry and were very ap
nronriate and well received.
At the close of the installation
ceremony a sumptuous banquet was
served which was indeed a delight to
C LODGE DIRECTORY
DU11ANT LODGE No. 40 A.F.AA.M
Stated communications on Thur
day night after the full Moon of eaci
month. Visitors welcome.
O. B. DUNLAP. W. M.
J. C. SCOTT, Soc'j.
DURANT CHAPTER No. SB, JR. A. M
Regular meetings on Friday nigh
jefore tbe full Moon of each mom;
JOHN W. HBRNDON, B. V.
J. C. SCOTT, Sec'y.
UCRANT COMMANDRY No. 81 K.
Regular conclave, second r.-i
fourth Tuesdays of each month. if
J. B. HICKMAN, E. C.
J. C. SCOTT, Recorder
DURANT CHAPTER No. 17 O. B. s-
Regular meetings on SaturcU
eight on or before the full Moon o
inch month. Visitors welcome.
MR8. M. GRAY, W. M.
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