Cleveland County Leader. (Lexington, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 13, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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LEXINGTON, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 1900.
News Brought Down by Our Scissors
From Anions Our Exchanges.
Woodward lias a girl named
Norman has organized a dcmo-
' Women candidates for school
■superintendents are numerous in
Oklahoma this 3'ear.
Complaints are being heard
im various parts of the territory
f Violations of the game law.
Two boys, aged 16, from Mc-
ud, were arrested at Shawnee
it week, and confessed to steal-
g three horses. They sold one
rse and spent their money free-
Engineer Finley, on the Katy
<nght north from Dennison, was
■cen from his engine at Atoka,
st week, in an insane condition,
us preventing a horrible collis-
n with a possenger train.
Saling, of Story, won first
/ize in the roping contest at
/tory last week. He roped and
/tied his steer in one .minute and
/ eleven seconds, while Clarence
layes, of Purcell, did the work
i one minute and twelve seconds.
Recent fires on the cattle ran-
ges in Montana arc said to be
traced directly to broken beer bot-
- that arc scattered along cattle
s and wagon roads, upon
ich the sun contracts its rays
ufficient force to ignite the
bunches of grass. Thus the
chief of the malt beverage
cuts. John McCarty, the other
party to the tight is out on bond.
Those who saw the light do not
hnow how it started, the iirst in-
timation they had of the trouble
being when Walker was sent
sprawling to the floor by a blow
from McCarty's fist. After knock-
ing Walker down,McCarty proun-
ced upon his prostrate body and
beat and kicked him about the
head unmercifully, but not being
satisfied with this he grabbed one
of Walker's ears and nearly tore
it from his head before he could
be pulled off by the bystanders.
A Survivor of Galveston's Stupefying
Horror Says No Words Can De-
JJ.'t « « o ooo <■ e •'« <. < o c o. 6 o e o o o o > o u o o
DEATH'S SLAl'OHTKU I'EX.
Water Comes Like an Avelanelie from
BotJi Sides of the I 11 fort mate City
...40,000 People Were Caught
hi a Trajk.
j not stop even after it has
|«_ f >n drank and the casket broken.
difficulty occurred between
boys at Sulphur Springs last
nday in which Allen Brashear
■ 18 years, lost his life. Mar-
1) Thomas is in jail charged
ch the crime. Brashear was
/ut twice,once above the left nip-
j 'pie and once on the left side of
the neck, from which he died in
a few minutes. The boy walked
? about fifty yards after he was cut
1 at ' then fell dead in the center of
I the public square.
j >ing a song of patience, a fel-
lc full ol rye; four and twenty
",s( >ents danced before his eye.
_n his eye was open he shout-
' « f°r ^e' wasn t be a pretty
,c ^hmp to go before his wife?
hat was in the parlor under-
Eath a chair, his boots were in
£lie hallway and his coat was 011
♦' stair; his trousers in the
hen, his collar on the shelf,
lie hadn't any idea where he
Ir. Hale, manager of the Lone
• Company which showed in
.cell a short time ago, was
last week and stated that
rmer comedians had been
."♦-•rtcd of the error of their
Mr. W. H. Lancaster, of Pauls
Valley,and Mrs. Louisa E.Myers,
living a few miles north-east of
town, were united in marriage at
Squire Doss Johnson's on Wed-
nesday evening of last week. Only
a few of the most intimate friends
of the contracting parties being
Mrs. Myers is the widow of J.
M. Myers, deceased, and is well
known in and around Lexington.
She has many warm and admir-
ing triend-s who wish her much
that is good in this life.
The groom is an energetic busi-
ness man of Pauls Valley, and is
well worthy of the lady he has
chosen for his bride.
The bride and groom are the
same age to a day, both being
in their forty-fourth year.
Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster depart-
ed Thursday for a bridal tour in
the east, visiting relatives and
friends in the states.
The Leader joins with their
large circle of friends in wishing
them much happiness and suc-
,• s and instead of devoting
energies to .jnakc people
'1 they \Tere now exhorting
rs to tlee from the wrath to
They are located at Hatn-
n's gin, in the Pott cojntry,
in the folds of the e anvas
li nee shielded many a roarse
,re now heard anthems of
1 and the old yet new sweet
(''s* vuious fight took place in
aid Bitsche's saloon at (>kla-
i City, Friday of last week,
iich J. P« Walker had an ear
t torn from his head ami re-
numerous other bruises and
A (food Work.
A few years ago a young wom-
an unaccustomed to traveling
alone found herself, through miss-
ing railway connection,approach-
ing Chicago at eleven o'clock on
a winter's night. As she thought
of the perils of a big unknown
city, and remembering she had to
transfer herself and baggage to a
depot some miles away before
continuing her journey, her heart
failed her. The girl nerved her-
self to carry a brave front but her
knees shook as she decended from
the car. She had taken only a
few steps when a sweet faced wo-
man, wearing a badge conspicu-
ously lettered ''Young Woman's
Christian Association," stepped
"You are a stranger and alone.
Can I help you in any way?"
With a great sigh of relief the
traveler realized that she had
found a friend and that her troub-
les were ended before they were
In many of our large cities there
are now, through the loving so-
licitude of good people, women
who are regularly employed to
look after the comfort of women
traveling alone. This beautiful
love work has for its special ob-
ject the protection of 3'oung girls
and the spirit which prompts it
finds expression in numerous oth-
er directions. In almost every
city of any size there are now
homes for working girls where
the wage earning women, wheth-
er she be teacher, stenographer
or saleswoman, can find a pleas-
ant home at reasonable rates. In
connection with these homes, and
also independent of them, are
restaurants and rest rooms which
are a boon to busy workers.
Houston, Tex., Sept. 10th.—Richard
SpillKiie.u well known Galveston news-
paper man, who reached Houston early
this morning after a terrible experienee
dictated the following account of ttie
One of the most awful tragedies of
modern times lias visited Galveston.
The city is in ruins, and the dead will
number probably l,00l>. The wreck was
brought about by a tempest so terrible
that no words can adequately describe
its intensity, and by a Hood which
turned the city into a raging sea. The
weather bureau records show a wind
velocity of eighty-four miles an hour;
then the wind measuring instrument
blew away, so it is impossible to tell
what was the maximum.
The storm began at 2 o'clock Satur-
day morning. Previous to that a great
storm bad been raging in the Gulf, and
the tide was very high. The wind at
first came from the north and was in
direct opposition to the force from the
Gulf. While the storm in the Gulf
piled the water upon the beach side
of the city, the north wind piled the
water from the bay 011 the bay part of
About noon it became evident that
the city was going to be visited with
disaster. Hundreds of residences along
the beach front were hurriedly aban-
doned. the families fleeing to dwellings
in higher portions of the city. Kvery
homo was opened to the refugees—
white or black. The wind was rising
constantly and it rained in torrents
The wind was so fierce that the rain
cut like a knife. By !1 o'clock the
waters of the bay and (iulf met and
by dark the entire city was submerged
The Hooding of the electric light plant
and the gas company s factory left the
city in liarkuesj.
To go upon the streets whs to court
death. 'lhe wind was then at a cy-
clonic height, roofs, cisterns, portions
of builoings, telegraph poles and walls
were falling and the nois of the wind
and the crashing of the buildings were
terrifying in the extreme.
The wind and waters rose steadily
from dark until 1:45 o'clock Sunday
During' all this time the f 0,000 peo-
ple of (Jalveston were like rats in
lrap3. The highest portion of the
city was four or live feet under water,
while in the great majority of cases
the streets were submerged to a depth
of ten feel.
To leave a house was to drown. To
remain was to court death in the
Such a night of agony was possibly
never equaled by people in modern
Without apparent reason the waters
suddenly began to subside at 1:45 a m
Within twenty minutes they had gone
down two feet and before daylight the
streets were practically freed of the
llood waters In the meantime the
wind liad veero I to the southeast,
Very few, if any buildings, escaped
in ury. Therein hardly a habitable]
dry house in the city
When You Want
Real Good Article
And one which
100 cents on the
just call at the
And examine this elegant ^
| ...STAR SHOE... I
The best that can be made for the money. |j
J. N. SMITH, I
| South Side Broad'y, LEXINGTON |
„ ^ 'S- S' -S- ^ -ft'fr -S- ^
Shirt Waists, Skirts,
Lawns and all Sum-
mer Dress Goods at
prices that will move
Purcel, Ind. Terr'y-
down the islanl, but it scenn impossible that it
could huve wiin stool the hurricane. If it fell
all the inmates were no douo*. lent, for there
was no aid within a mile. The bay front from
en<l to end is in ruins. Nothing but piling and
the wreckage of the groat warehouses remain
The elevators lost all their uuperworks und
their stocks are damaged by water.
The life-saving crow at Fort Point was car-
ried away, the crow being swept a truss the bay
fourteen miles t > Texas City . 1 saw Captain
Haines yost jrday, «n 1 he told me that his wife
and one of his crow were dro.vned.— Dallas
From (join# to College.
College men have the best pros-
pect of rising to eminence and
distinction", President Bashford
says,in the University News Let-
"It is estimated that one per-
son in fifteen hundred in the
United States is a ccllege gradu-
ate. Yet over fifty per cent, of
the leading representatives of our
When tho people who had oscapod 1 a-overiimeut—-congressmen, sena-
death wont out at daylight to view the . . • , ,
work of tho tompest and the iloods tors, supreme court judges, and
they saw the most horrible sights im- presidents are drawn from this
maginablo In tho throe blocks from merc han(1 ful] of our citizens. If
Avenue N to Avenue P in Tremont .
street I 9aw eight bodies. Four corps- we turn the professions, the
es wore in one yard. facts are still more striking*.More
The whole of t,.e beach front for th t ccut> of thc
three blocks in from the (julf was .
stripped of every yestif;o of habitation, i leading clergymen, lawyers, phy-
Ihe dwellings, the paviliions. the | sicians and authors are college
great bathing establishments. Olym-, , „
pia and every structure having been ^rra ll
either carried out to sea or its ruins , Noti(.(l T,
piled in a pyramid far into tho town, |
according to the vagaries of the tern- l he first meeting of the Cleveland
pest. | county Teachers' Association for this
Tho I'rst hurried glance over the ] year will be held at Norman, Saturday,
city showed that some of the largest ->2, 1900. Kvery teacher in the
structures, supposed to be most sub-1
stantially built, su ered tho greatest,
The Orphans' Home, Twenty-First
and Avenue M, fell like a house of
' county is requested to be present.
♦ I J 1
A. B. HOMnold,
cards. How many dead children and
refugees are in the ruins had not been
ascertained when 1 left.
The Old Women's Home, onKoseu-
berg-av., collapsed. Tho Rosenberg
school house is a mass of wreckage.
'J he Rail high school is but an empty
shell, cracked and broken. Kvery
church in the city, with possibly one
or two exceptions, Is in ruins.
At tho fortnearly all Via s ildieri are rcpor t*
oil ilea I. thoy having I renin temporary quar-
Dr. A. J. Johnson returned Saturday
evening from a live days' trip to Sul-
phur Springs. He reports nearly all
the visitors to that place gone home.
He whiled away his time while there
looking over the different springs and
walked up to the head of Sulphur creek
a distance of two miles, ami says there
are thirty water falls- He also took in
tcr . which a torile I them no protection u«almt the 0|j ^tiers' reunion Oil the Waslli-
the teni|C4tor the flood. No repo.t ha* boon I
roovivei from the Catholic Orphan Aflyluiu I
j Lewis Higbee, Jr., is having chills.
Thomas and Albert Allen are drilling
a well tor Mr. Tate.
Mrs. Corbett spent Sunday with her
sister, Mrs. Northcott,
Ernest Mallow is here from Chicka-
saw visiting his parents.
there was an ice cream supper at L.
R. lichee's Saturday evening.
We had another good rain in this vi-
cinity Sunday afternoon and most all
If the old blue laws were enacted and
a whipping post established in some
localities it would be a good thing.
When will tho tux payers of District
No. 60 awake from their Kip Van Win-
kle sleep and take a hand in its affairs?
Mr Rishop, of Lexington, has the
contract for painting tue additiuii fo
the school building. It is white, not
One of our neighbors, not a hun Ired
miles away, while coming home from
Lexington Saturday night, wei<t to
sleep and dropj ed the lines. His tvam
became frightened and ran away. A
general smash-up was the result. A
marriage license, a pair of shoes, for
the expectant, lost. A reward offered
for same, The wedding may be post-
Saturday, September 15th, from all
points on the Frisco Line in Kansas,
Oklahoma, anil Indian Territory. Kates
from Kurtou, Kan., Wichita, Kan.,
Blackwell, O. T., Oklahoma City, and
intermediate points, $5.00; from Lyons,
Kansas, $0.00; and from Ellsworth,.
$7,00, for the round trip. Special
train leaves Ellsworth 8:110 a. in.; Bur-
ton, 11:55, A. M.; Wichita 1:20 1'. M.;
Blackwell 10:23, A, M.; Oklahoma
City 10:15 A. M. Arrives at Eureka
Springs about 10:110 P. M. This will
be the last excursion of the season.
Every one should avail himself of this
great opportunity and take advantage
of the low rates. Further information
will be given by any FriscoLine station
agent or the undersigned.
Bryan SnYokh, General Passenger
Agent. St. Louis, Mo.
B. F. I)t".NN, District Passenger
Agent, Wichita, Kansas.
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George D. Latham & Sons. Cleveland County Leader. (Lexington, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 13, 1900, newspaper, September 13, 1900; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109002/m1/1/: accessed May 27, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.