Cleveland County Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 31, 1894 Page: 2 of 4
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CLEVEUKD COUNTY LEADER.
IV. F. LJiNEV.
J. W CHILDRESS,
published by the
LEADER PUBLISHING COMPANY
Entered at the Postoffice at Lexington, Okla-
homa territory, as second class matter, for
tranimision ttirourh all mails.
One year. .
Six months, , - -66
One sqasrs, or less, 75 cents for each insertion
Locial notices 5 cents per line for cach in-
sertion. , , ,
Ilutes for standing advertisements made
known on application.
Accounts due the first of each month,
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1804.
IN China the fattest person goes
for the widest one.
Anoi't 100 populist papers are
published in Texus.
Only one person in 15,000 reaches
the age of 100 years.
Henry Irving says to do and
not to dream ia the mainspring of
success in life.
Hon. L. P. Iloss would be a (rood
man for the democracy of Okla-
homa for delegate to congress.
Only 500 homesteads will he left
for settleis in the Kickapoo re-
servation after the Indians have
taken their allotments.
Corn and fruit has been seriously
damaged by the recent cold snap
throughout'Texas, Oklahoma and
the Indian Territory.
Senator Colquitt, of Georgia,
is dead. He was a brave soldier,
an honest j;ublic servant, and h
The production of gold through-
out the world for the calendar venr
1893 is $150,000,000, according to
the estimate of the bureau of tht
Hank Cunningham, "a bad man
fri iu Hitter creek," died with his
boo Is on in a saloon in Oklahoma
City, March 26. He was killed by
Whenever republicans com
mence coddling a democratic news
paper by speaking of its manly and
conservative course there is some-
thing radically wrong somewhere,
and don't you never forget it.
Chicago negroes iiavo notified
Gov. H> of Texaa that unless lie
prevents the lynching of sixteen
negroes In Matagorda county, who
committed a foul murder, they
will hold him personally responsi
ble. Verily, "the sun do move."
Those people who have been in
the habit of using the Columbian
postage stamp as a subslitute fur
porous plaster for weak backs will
regret to learn that tie last of the
btamps has been doled out to the
jio .tofflees, and the supply will soon
MOV. or TEXAN
(NAN INTERVIEW USES VIGOROUS LAN-
A reporter of the Fort Worth
Gazette visited the executive office
at Austin, Texas, March 25, and In-
terviewed the governor relative to
the action of the Southern Pacific
officials dumping 800 or 900 men at
Findley station, a lonely place in a
barren country between San Anto-
uio and El Paso, and also concern-
ing the charges of Mr. Van Vleck,
cenerai superintendent, to the
effect that he had refused to pro-
tect the property of the company
against tramps. The governor re-
plied at length, and in conclusion
"No armed forces, while I am
governor,will he permitted to shoot
down men who commit no greater
offense than tramping and begging
to keep fioni starving If these
men wer violating any criminal
law of our state, I should unhesi-
tatingly have tliein arrested and
punished, but they are not. There
is no criminal law in Texas or in
anv other state, so far as 1 am ad-
vised, that punishes a man or any
set of men for taking free rides in
people's carriages or in railroad
cars. If a man forcibly gets in my
carriage to ride, I can use such
force as may he necessary to put
him out; or I can enjoin him or
cue him for damages through the
courts. I cannot prosecute him as
a criminal, for there is no law de-
fining such an act as an offense.
"Such is the status of a railway
company. It has its civil remedy
against trespassers, or it can use
such reasonable force as may be
necessary to eject them. It is no
more the duty of the governor to
keep a standing armed force to
protect the railroads from tres-
passes by the so-called tramps than
to keep a guard over private car-
riages. or atasje coaches, or ox
wagons, or street cars, or at hotels
or private residence* to prevent the
ntrusion of these same tramps.
"I believe iu the impartiality of
the laws, and practice what I ad-
vocate in this refpect. Every hon-
est railway manager knows this,
and in Ids honest moments wi.l
admit it. There is no sentiment in
me on this subject, nor do 1 make
any distinction between persons or
property in performing my official
duty, liverv honest man knows
this. Railroad property and pas-
engers have always been and will
continue to ho protected against
criminals by the Texas authorities.
And as the Southern Pacific com-
pany lias brought these men into
Texas, it can carry them through
the state, unless they wish tore-
main among us and become citi-
zens, which I hope they will do.
If, however, it chooses to starve
them into violating our civil code,
as it publicly proposes to do, then
the state of Texas will teach that
company a lesson that its talkative
superintendent and its whole offi-
cial corps will never forget."
The New York Sun says the
emaucipation of women is going
Hteadily on, and that the day will
come when women will weai
trousers. In Paris women ride bi
cycles through the park and upon
the pubbc boulevard at all hours
of the day in breeches.
In furnishing the government
with steel plate armor, Carnegie,
PhippsA Co., the great iron barons
of Pennsylvania, have been dt
tected Iu some crooked work, and
President Cleveland has made
them refund to the government
$140,469, which they had fraudu-
thing*' and time alone can
the relief f/r which we ask.
"Even now church membership Is
no guarantee of integrity And hon-
esty. If all the members of the
cburch in this country get to heaven
a fellow will have to ul^ep with his
breeches under his head every nfght
The church is on the one side and the
penitentiary on the other, with hu-
manity between. 1'he church draws
but little and the penitentiary scares
leas, liegeneratlon Is the remedy,
the necessity for which giows out of
the fact that wo are all born out of
whack. In the first birth, and we will
never measure up to duty and destiny
until we are born again. Then every
corporation would have a soul and
every man a conscience. Then a
man's word will be better than his
bond. Then Iffe will be worth living
and heaven will be attainable."
gl*4 us It is suggested that Prenderiiast,
the a«sassin of Carter Harrison,
should be hanged on account of his
thirst for notoriety. If such a pre-
cedent was once established there
are a great inany people scattered
over this land of ours who now
dwell l.i fancied security whose ex-
isteme on this mundane sphere
would bo brought to an abrupt
terminatnn by a jerk.
E. J. KELLER.
W. T. JAMES.
Judge Dale, of the District
court et Guthrie, has appointed a
committee io investigate and find
out the names of those attorneys
who are advertising that divorces
could be obtained in short onl^r
and on the quiet in Oklahoma, In
order that he might have their
names stricken from the roll of the
Taylor Peruival, a citizen of
the Chickasaw Nation, publishes a
communication in the Marlow
Magnet, in which he invites all
squawnien, Indians and citizens to
meet at Marlow on Tuesday, April
10, 1894, to discuss important mat-
ters that affect them as a people
and send a delegation to meet ami
confer with the Dawes Commis-
Since the recent developments
in the now sensational Brecken-
ridge-Pollard case on trial in
Washington it is said that quite a
number of congressmen and sen-
ators are pinching and asking
thsnsclvep, "Where am I at?' It
credence l to be giver, to witnesses
in the case i*. is very evident that
Col. Hreckenridgo is not a lineal
descendant of that Joseph whose
name is mentioned in the Old Ili-
ble, who had that famous inter-
view with Potiphar's wife. Should
such prove to bo the ease, ho has
not Inherited bis anct .tor's back-
bone Some think tin this
i hnuld In.ve be* II thrown out of that Mr. Carlisle is just at this time
WHAT NAM JOXEN HIITSKS,
The noted evangelist Sam Jones,
in a letter to the newspapers, pi o-
ceeds to give at length his views
concerning the present condition
of the country. Among other
things he says :
"The wise man who thought that
the repeat of the hhorman silver our
chasing act would give returning
prosperity is now an acknowledged
fooL The man who now expects re-
lief from tariff tinkering will soon
have to join in the same procession
with the 'gold buggery' and -silver
diggery' crowd and uke a back seat
There is no remedy in legislation for
the present stringency.
"There is no manufactory, either
In wool steel rails cotton or wood
wares that would cot be running
twenty-four hours a day and every
day in the year if there were a de-
mand for its prod ueta We are over-
stocked. Surplus, surplus in every-
thing but common sense. Knsdand.
Australia, Germany. China, Hawaii
have not overstocked us. The United
Mates has produced its own surplus
—iron, flour, wool* cotton, corn
dog fennel etc.
• Tariff on imported goods, high or
low. won't give the much needed
longed for prosperity. The MnKinl y
law did not avert commercial and
financial disasters; and the Wilson
tariff bill will not bring back commer-
cial and financial prosperity.
The abundant output of iron in
Pennsylvania and Alabama has made
the furnaces and the mill operatives
poor. '1 he abundant wheat harvests
of the northwest have made farmers
almost penniless. The abundant cot-
ton crop of the south has wellnigh
bankrupted this section. The abund-
aut output of woollen mills have
proven their own ruin.
"The sugar makers in Louisiana
have the bost snap I know or, and if
the sugar bounty holds out their for-
tune is made, liy the way, can't the
government giTe the iron and wheat
and cotton and rice producers a good
nice bounty? Can't they give us
preachers a bounty on our converts,
and the negroos a bounty on their
ohiidren and dogsP
"How 1 wish this government was
not bankrupted! How sorry I am
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Fort Worth Gazette : In his ad-
dress on the negro question in
Philadelphia the other evening,
Prof. Booker T Washington of
Tuskegee, Ala., himself a negro, re-
lated an amusing anecdote to illus-
trate how, in the Ethiopian mind,
religion is often divorced from im-
morality. "An old darky," he said,
"arose recently in one of the south-
ern prayer meetings and ex-
claimed: 'Brethren and sistern,
I've been havin' a drefful time
since we were last together. I've
been chawin' hard bones and swal-
lowing bitter pills. I'm afraid I've
broken every one of the ten com-
mandments, but, thank the Lord,
I haven't lost my religion.'"
Kaufman Sun : The trouble with
this country is that too many peo-
ple are trving to live without work
The tirii. ies of the unemployed,
who are besieging the free lunch
counteisand charity soui> houses
in the big cities, are composed
largely of men who went to work
in the towns when they should
have stayed an the farms. Farm-
ers are not getting rich very
fast those days, and never have
any too much money, but they can
al! have something to eat, if t'ney
are industrious no matter how
hard the times may be. The salva-
tion of t Ii is country lies in keeping
more people on the farms, and more
of the youth of the nation must be
educated to that end.
Ex-Gov. Bob Taylor of Tennes-
see gets $100 cash for every lecture
he delivers, and usually he deliv-
ers one every night. Sam Jones
has, he says, a standing offer of
.$200 a night. Think of it. This is
what brains commands these hard
times. Young man get brains, and
all things else will be added unto
Anadarko, I. T., March 26 —
The Indians are receiving their
grass payments, which amounts to
$40,000. All payments will be fin-
ished to-morrow, and the paymas-
ters will then go to Fore Sill.
Gen. Allen, United states Attor-
ney for the plaintiff in the Greer
county case, and Judge Freeman,
for the state of Texas, are here
taken depositions. They say that
this will close the case so far as
depositions are concerned.
Lone Wolfo and Quanah Parker,
Indian chiefs, who went to Wash-
ington in the interest of their
tribes, have just returned and are
holding a council, telling what they
have clone, and that the Fort Sill
treaty will not be ratified.
The weather is told and frosty.
J. M. W.
Dispatches state that the citizens
of Washington regard '.he advance
of Coxey's army of peace as a
huge joke. It is composed chiefly
of tramps, who were willing to ex-
change the hard h«>ard aud cold
potato for a membership in the
Mismated couples have become
a superfluity, and Oklahoma has
become, the Mecca of divorce seek-
ers—Ok la homan.
Lexington Lumber Comp y.
E. J. KELLER.
We lire authorized W) announce tho nnine of
G. W. Cotncy for the oflioe of Sheriff of
Cleveland county, subject to the decision of the
FOR CITY MARSHAL.
We are authorized to announce the name of
Hobert N. Maxwell for rc-election to the office
of City Marshal. Election first Monday in
We are authorized to announce the nar.e of
F.J. Bradford as r. candidate for Aiderman of
th Fourth ward Election first Monday iu May.
Wholes.l* «d *«t l D* l«rs 1 sll Kind* of
BUILDING : MATERIA.
Lumber ot .very description; Orpr.n Shl-,,1.8. L tb.. Doom, Window, and M.l*ta* .
CAR LOAD LOTS A SPECIALTY.
LEXINGTON - O.T.
NEW ADVER TISEMENTS.
^ A. DUNN, M D..
PURCEI.L, IN D.TEK.
Office in Purcell National Bank.
Notice is hereby given that Paul Baldwin
has filed his bond and petition aocording to tow
for the purpose of obtaining a license to retail
malt, spirituous and vinous liquors at Lezing-
tcn, 0. T., for a period of twelve months.
Nolice is heseby given that U. m. Green has
filed his bond and petition according to law for
the purposo of optaining a lioonsa to retail
malt, spirituous and vinous liquors at Lezing*
ton, O. t., for a period of iwelvo months.
court, while others say that it
would have bt ^n far better had lie
come forward, .plead guilty and
said, "8h tempted me and, Adam-
like, I fell." The remarks on one
occasion of a long-since departed
NlHtesman is more or less applica-
ble to Ibis case: "Like a rotten
mackerel in the moonlight, it
stink.> and alunn aud h!iies and
trying to borrow money at !> per cent
Interest Some of us had hopoa ol
borrowing from the government at !J
per cent 1 know that the two cents
per pound bounty on sugar has given
prosperity to all southern sugar plant-
ers^ and if the government could
cease to look to the people for its
support and pitch in and support the
people for awhile, wo oould ail be
prosperous then, 'Time heals all
The Cherokee Cosmos, a paper
whose motto is, "Fear God, tell the
truth, and make money," and
claims to be "the only strictly
truthful paper on the. Strip," says
thatduring a heavy wind sifirm in
that town last Saturday "a hat
worn by oiii'of the Morrison boys
was taken from his head as lie
stood in front of his store and
when lountl Sunday was eleven
miles east of town.'*
Some one a serts : ScrAt^h a Rus-
sian and you will find a Tartar; an
old b^(dieV>r says, *cr itch a woman
and you will find a virago; and
now it is asserted, scratch an Okla-
homa populist and you will And a
Tin* I'ulHiituio Arid.
Ill the blood should be taken up and
removed by the Liver and Kidne\s,but
these organs get out of older—fail to
do their work—and the result is ltlieu
inatism. There are a thousand reme-
dies for the Liver iuid K'dneys. but
there is only one cure for Rheuma-
tism. and that is L r. Driiuimond's
Liulitiling Remedy. If you have the
disease, send $i to the Piumnioiid
Medicine Co .' 48 Maiden Lane. New
York, and they will send tiyonr ex-
press address two iaige bottles—
enough for one month'! treatment.
Anv one who is having an argument
with the Rheumatism will feel fully
repaid by the tlrst dose. Agents
t'nll far an Klnllon.
The democrats of Cleveland county
are hereby called to meet at their
usual voting places in each township
on the last Tuesday in April. 1894, at j
2 o clock p. m., for the purpose of
electing from each township a mem
ber of the I ounty Democratic Central
Committee. The committeemen so
olected are hereby called to meet in
Norman on t ie first ."-aturday in May
to effect an organization and transact
such other business as may properly
come before said committee.
J. A. H.1.LLM,
Chairman Hemocratic County Central
(First Published March 21.)
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Oklahoma City,
Mareb 13, 1894
Notice is hereby siren that the following
named settlor has filed notice of his intent on
to mak final proof in support of his claim, and
t hut said proof will "be made before S.j Wil-
li ins. Probate Judge, at Norman 0. T.. on
May 12, 1894, viz. Guardian for Delia Mary
and Jumna, minor heir* of Francas S. Jones,
For th* lots 7. 8 and wrst half of southwest
quarter of section 12, township 7, n., r. 1. w.
He names the following witnesses to provo
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of ralu land, vis:
J. Ii. Butler, J. T. Sigman, Q. L. Siame rs,
Louis Riercr, all of Lexington.
Anv per on who desires to protest against
the allowance of such proof, or who knows of
any substantial reason, under the law and the
regulati ns of the Interior Department why
such proof should not be allowed, will be given
an opportunity at the above me tinned time
and place to cross examine the witnesses of
said claimant and to offer evidence in rebuttal
of that submitted by claimant.
13 M. Du.LKr, Register
C. S. CALHOON,
Jeweler and Watchmaker,
Carries the Largest Stock of
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
Silverware, Optical Goods,
in Purcell, Fine watchv,rork a specialty.
♦ ' >
PURCELL. IND. TER.
Liverjr, Feed and Sale Stable.
TFirst Published March 17.]
NEAL SMITH, - - MANAGER.
LEXINGTON, - - - OKLAHOMA TERRITORY.
Horses by the day or week. If you want a rig or road horse come and see us.
U. S. Land Office at Oklahoma City 0. T.,
March. 12, 1894.
Complaint hns been entered at this office by
John A Brown agninst Francis K. Rogers, who 1
made homestead entry No. 1 (>98. dated 'Mober •
12 1891, upon the southeast quarter of section 4, I
in township fi, n.of rtnge 2 e of the In.ian
Meridian in Pottawatomie county, Oklahoma ;
Territory, with a view to the cancellation of ,
said entry: contestant aliases that the said ;
cntryman Francis E. Rogers has wholly aban- I
dotted said tract and changed his residence I
therefrom f' r inore than six months since mr.k-
ing said entry, and next prior to the date here-
in: that said ract is not settled "non arid culti-
vated by said party as required by !r w; and
th t all of said defaults exist at the present
Therefore the raid parties are hereby sum-
moned to appear at the United States Land I
Office at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory,
on the eighteenth day of Apri', IH94. at 9
o'clock a. tn„ to respond and furnish testimony
concerning said allegations.
B. M. DILLEY,| Register.
(i ir-t Published March 31)
Xollec For Publication,
Lund Office at Oklahoma, O.T.
Maroh 16. 18^4
Notice is hereby given thnt the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention
to make final proof in support o! his claim and
that said prof will be tnede '-afore Kegiater
a:.d Receiver t1 8. Land Hffice at Oklahoma
City, O, T. on Mny 18,1894, vis—
For the southwest quarter of sestion :15, town-
ship 7, north, range 1, west. I. M.
lis .lames the toil-swing witnesses to prove
hi Jominuou* residence upon and cultivation
of said land, vis—
Tho as J. Shrpard, Noah E, Curtis. W F.
fiJcCiintook, J 8. Moyer, all .>f Lexington. O.T.
Any person who desires to nrotest against *he
ll'owan-eof «ueh proof, or who knows of any
<uhstantial reason under the law and the regu
lationsot the Interior Department, why such
proof ohonld not be allowed, will be given an
>np- rtunity at the above mentioned tune and
pin a to ero4s*ezatnine the witnesses of said
slaim ant and to offer evidence in rebn'tal of
that submitted by claimaut. ti M. Dili.icy
MONEY LOANED AND ABSTRACTS PROCURED
Legal papers drawn and conveyances executed.
D. N. KOSTENBADER
CARRIES A FULL
LINE OF PLAIN FURNITURE,
MATTRESSES AND SPRINGS.
Jtejy-Cofflns, Caskets, Burial Robes, and Collin Furniture.
FUNERAL DIRECTOR and EMBALMER.
LITTLE it- SMITH RUlI.Iil.VG
LEXINGTON. O. 1
The U. 8. steamer Kc
which whs wrecked on
Reef, oft' th# coast of Nicaragua,
has hem looted and blown up hy
the natives of San Anilroas islaud.
HA III CUTTING AND STT > VI SO
HONE IN FIRST CLASS 8 1Y1.E
Also the fluent hair vigor made. Will
turn gray hairs to n 'ural color.
CALI, AND SKK US.
BOOKER & ELKIN,
*jr A gents for Wichita (Kan.) Steam Laun-
dry. Clothing received on Mondays and re-
turned on <i*tunlays
(First Published Februar? 17 )
NOTK'K roll ri Hi.irviiov,
Land Office at Oklahoma City, O T.,
l-ebruary IS, 1891
Notice i« hereby given that th* following
named settler has fl led notice of his intention
to make final proof in support of his claim and
thnt km id |>r< l w II be made befoje W. II
Kbey. ' lerk of tho l>istrict Court at Norman,
O T., on April?. I8'. 4,vli,
JAMES F. 811 EPA 1U).
For the l>>ts 1 and 2 e. % of n. w. sea. 18, t. 6
n.. r. I. w
lie n imes the following witnesses to prove
hi« continuous residence upon and cultivation
of said land, v is —
K W. allison. A, C. Hawk, W, S.Upp.and
0, H. Jones, a'l of exington.
Anv person who desires io protest a*- inst
the allowance of such proof, o- who knows of
«Tty Muhstantinl rtason, under the I iw and the
regu at ion* of the Interior Department, why
nutih proofs ou Id not be allowed, will bo given
an opportunity at the above mentioned time
an I plaee t^ cross examine the witnesses of
said claimant, and to oaer evidence in rebut
tal of that submitted by claimant,
15. M Dillky, Register.
WE1TZEN1IOFFFU & TURK, t'roprietori,
WhnlEsale and REiail Liquur DEalars
FINE CIGARS. ETC.
NOI.E A l \TH FOR NORTH MUX ST.
PAPST BEER- LEXINGTON 0. T
Furniture, Tombstones, Collins and Casket?
EMBALMING A SPECIALTY.
Of all styles and prices always on hand—a full li
T. R. HOUGHTON
Purcell, Ind. Ter
R. Y. MANGUM,"
UNDERTAKER & EMBALMER
COFFINS AND COFFIN FURNI1URE.
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