Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, June 10, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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Nothing but Farm
Property . . .
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"Entered June 9,1903, ut Lexington, Ok!a. as second-class mutter, under Act of Congress of Muroh 3, 1879."
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• LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1904.
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WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
A complete printing office is in-
stalled in the Indian school at the
World's fair. Ten Indian Ijoys
ranging from 10 to 20 years of age
are publishing a daily paper con-
taining World's Fair and Indian
news. The presses are operated by
Regular services of the Episcopal
church are held every Sunday morn-
ing in the assembly room of the In-
lian school at the World's Pair.
They are conducted by Scout Charg-
es Alone, a member of the Sioux na-
tion, who was ordained in the Epis
copal church at the Rosebud Agen-
cy, South Daoota, some years Bgo.
The services are well attended by
the hundred and more Sioux at the
France has the largest space of
any of th«s foreign countries in the
Palace of Liberal Arts at the World's
Fair. Furniture and hangings oc-
cupy a considerable part of the
space. Pictures, by photography
and other processes are shown and
the exhibit of musical instruments is
especially complete with a large
number of pianos, automatic organs,
harps, band and orchestra instru-
ments; other exhibits are perfumes,
books, maps, optical goods and
A beautiful banner of silk and
gold exquisitely embroidered will be
presented to the city of St. Louis
on Italian Day, by the Italian Com-
mission to the World's Fair. The
banner i s Bix feet square. Both
sides are embroidered alike, the de-
sign representing Columbia and Ita-
ly clasping hands beneath the beau
tifully worked coat-of arms of the
Italian Government. The gift is
said to have cost $1,200. The date
of its presentation, October 12, is the
aunfiversy of the discovery of Amer-
ica by Columbus.
A party of fifty cultured, high-
class Filipinos arrived at the World's
Fair the first part of June. The
party consists of governors, judges,
lawyers and professional men. It
was thought that the exhibition of
the native tribes without the pres
ence of the educated and cultured
class at the exposition would give a
wrong impression. Don Cayetano
S. Arellano, Chief Justice of the Su-
preme Court, who is one of the par-
ty will be decorated with an honor-
ary degree at one of our leading uni-
versities, while here.
Three century plants from Mexi-
co are set out close to the Mexican
pavilion at the World's Fair. The
plants are fifteen feet high and are
just on the point of blooming. They
will be in flow«r for two months.
They bloom only once in thirty or
forty years, and immediately after
this die. One of the plants will be
tapped as in the manufacture of
pulque. Twice a day incisions are
made in the plant in Mexico, and a
sweet liquid, as clear as water, ex-
udes. Two gallons are yielded on
each occasion. The liquid can then
be fermented, and pulque, an intoxi-
cating drink, results.
Well, to be sure it did rain.
Tom Hughes had sixteen acres of
his crop washed away.
Old settlers say Buckhead 'creek
was never so high before.
Mr. Eva Slavin and little daugh-
ter are visiting friends at Romulus.
Will Hackey, of Wanette, visited
friends at Box and Buckhead Satur-
day and Sunday.
Mrs. Nancy Young and little
daughter, Jeff, are visiting relatives
at Romulus this week.
Miss Etta Pelsey is at home from
St, Mary's Kansas, where she has
been attending school.
Rosette, little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Myers is quite sic*. Dr.
Ball, of Box, is in attendance.
After the waters had subsided then
was beard a voice in lamentations
and weeping and great mourning.
Rachel, weeping for her chickens,
and would not be comforted for they
We extend an invitation to the
Leader folks to the county Sunday
school convention which will be held
at Box,' Sunday June 11. There
will be dinner on the ground, good
music aud a general good time.
A. T. Barber and W. E. D. Dragoo
were Mt. Zion delegates to t:ie In-
ternational Sunday School Conven-
tion at Guthrie January 1, 2 and 3.
After riding, walking, wading and
swimming they arrived home on Sat
urday evening very tired and sleepy,
but were able to make a very inter-
esting report at Sunday school the
GERMAN RAILROAD EXHIBIT.
AS GOOD AS GOLD.
A pen of C. N. Curtis' fiue Large English Berkshire Hogs.
] LONE STAR NEWS \
Editors at the World's Fair.
Press week at the St. Louis expo-
| sition marked a great sign board on
A very nice rain fell Friday nighl. J 'he way to progress and good-fellow-
Are having very nice weather at | 'n t'le newspaper realm. The
present. | ^vertisements heralded this as the
Minnie Odell was a visitor at Mr greHte8t BatherinS ™««paper
Stevens' last week.
Misses Alma and Rena Collins
were at Mrs. Ross Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Keinlen spent
Sunday at date Sherman's.
Jim Patrick and Atlas Luper
spent Sunday at Mr. Taylors.
J. G. Boggs, and Edith Hunt were
visiting in Norman last week.
Misses Georgia and Sadie Wallace
returned to Norman Saturday.
Mamie Stevens spent Sunday and
Sunday night with Willie McKay.
ers in the history of journalism. It
Forty-one foreign countries and
every state and territory in the
American Union were represented-
Representatives from the leading
journals of England, Ireland, Scot-
land, Wales, France, Germany, Italy,
Spain, Portugal, Greece, Norway,
Sweeden, Turkey, Japan, Egypt,
Cuba, Argentina. Brazil, Switzer
land, Austria, Hungary, Russia,'. „
' „ ' , | brought from Germany,
Mexico, Denmark, Holland, Canada
Block Signal System Operated by
Government Shawn at World's
The German Government railroad j
exhibit, which shows the block sys-
tem and switch signals now in use
in Germany is attracting great at-
tention from visitors to the World's
Fair. More than 1500 feet of track,
in the construction both iron aud
wooden ties were used, have been
laid. There is a station house, two
switch towers aud one intermediate
block signal post. One of the switch
towers is fitted with mechanical and
oue with electric signal apparatus.
The block system makes it impossi
ble for a train to run into an open
switch, or for one train to run down
another between stations. The dou-
ble track system prevents collisions.
By means of electrical apparatus, all
switches, except the one opening the
desired track, are locked, making an
error on the part of a Bwitchman im-
possible. As the last wheel of the
train passes, the switches are all re
leased bv rail contact, making way
for the next train.
At intervals of about seven miles
are placed intermediate block posts
with a similar signal and switch ap
paratus. By automatic arrangement
the levers are all locked bo that one
train cannot leave the station until
the train ah ad has passed the next
post, thus preventing one train from
running down another. All the ma-
terial used in construction was
JEFFRIES IS IN GOOD TRAINING
Is a Stron Favorite in the Coming
Fight ami Shows Effects of
San Francisco, June 4.—Early in-
dication iu the betting on the com-
ing Jeffries-Munroe light show that
the champion will be a prcuounced
favorite. The figures thus far given
are 100 to 33 and 100 to 80. Mun-
roe is working assiduously at the
ocean beach, boxing with local heavy
weights being one of the features of
his training. The men who are
handling him profess to he well sat-
isfied with his progress and condi-
Attendance Record Broken.
New \ork, June 4.—Cincinnati
and New York broke even on the
series with an eleven inning tie game
today, which was witnessed by prob-
ably the largest number of specta-
tors iu the history of base ball. The
official count of the attendance was
New York 000 0 0 0 0010 1—2
Cincinnati 1 00 0 0000 0 0 1—2
Batteries—McGiuuity and War-
ner; Harper and Peitz.
Scrubs vs. Owls.
The practice game between the
Scrubs and Owls result, ,! i„ a 8core
j of i) to 7 in favor of thi Owls. It
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Tornado is Disastrous.
Lawton, June 4.—An area several
miles wide and extending from Fred-
erick, in the southwestern part of
Comanche ceunty, to the Indian ' new store building, and the carpen-
Too much rain! is the general cry.
Hurrah for Pat, the Eason pugu-
Jim Childs made a trip to Noble
Uncle Bill Grace is confined to his
bed with grip.
Mrs. Woods visited her daughter
Mrs. C. N. Willis last Thursday.
C. N. Willis and wife spent Sun
| day with Mr, and Mrs. McGlohen.
Dr. Childs and wife, of Midland,
I. T., are visiting relatives here this
Mr, and Mrs. Jess Bobbins spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs
Mr. Wilson our Easoa blacksmith
is making boat in which to hunt his
E. H. Austin, of Lexington, was
in our neighborhood last week visit-
Messrs. Reub. Culp and Claud Lee,
of near Remus, was visiting relatives
at Eason last week.
Old timers say Pond creek, was
raised higher by the recent rains,
than for many years.
The corn crop throughout this
neighborhood looks promising and
Bome are laying it by.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jake Dane has been very sick, but
is now reported improving.
The Btone masons have the foun-
dation completed for J. F. Quillen's
Mr. ami Mrs. J. J. Stevens attend | St. Lol|i8 di(, ber utm0(jt aa a faoB
ed church at Willow View Sunday. te88_ The editorB wefe fea8ted>
Messrs. and Mesdtirues E D. Jar-j toasted and lauded—aud the fiddler
boe and Luper spent Sunday even- | was not exorbitant in his charges,
ing at Mr. Gambles. } Herewith is a paragraphic story of
j There w ill be singing and church the great meeting.
at Star Sunday evening, June 12. | John Ferguson, of Ceylon, for
innings to decide the con
... , test, and but for a two ban, hit bv
Ch.ii, Belgium, Ceylon and other | The Tertitorial Sabbath School | Isom in the tenth, together with
foreign countries were in attendance. - 1 v'
Everyone is invited to attend.
A Very Sudden Death.
Lexington was greatly Bhocked
Tuesday noon when it became
known that Scott Soctt had dropped
He had just returned from dinner
and was talking with some friends
in front of James Brothers' store,
where be was working, when sud-
denly he reeled aud fell to the side
walk. Friends went to his assist-
ance but he had died instantly from
Scott was born in Jackson County,
Georgia, March 7th, 1883, and had
just arrived at manhood, being only
21 years and 3 months old.
forty-three years a journalist of
Asia, gave his views on the eastern
war and told numerous experiences
in the far east. Mr. Ferguson said
he sympathized with Russia in her
attempt to expand to China, but that
ste was not deserving because of her
On opening day the weather was
gloomy and threatning, but, as a
delegate from Oklahoma expressed
it, "We've too much to do to notice
the weather now," and little atteu
tion was paid to the liue mist that
betokened rain later
On the 17th the National Editor-
ial Association was entertained by a
baud of young women from Oklaho-
ma, who played national airs Col
onel John Lyman of Louisiana read
He was well known to everyone in i a paper by Joseph Pulitzer of Netv
town and all respected and loved York, entitled 'Tustitute of Journal-
him for his many virtues aud his|>8t "
happy cheerful disposition. He was Informal receptions to state edi-I
a favorite with all of his associates, tors were held by the Kansas, Wis i
an obedieut and dutiful son, an af consin, Arizona, Oklahoma, Iowa,
fectionate brother aud an honest West Virgina and IdahocommisBions
friend. His death was, indeed, the i in their respective state buildings,
most sudden and painfully sad I Each newspaper visitor was pre-
events that has ever occurred in this ! 9ented with a card which entitled
The Eleventh Territorial Sabbath
School Convention was held at Guth-
rie, June 1 to 3. The convention
was a grand success, there being 350
registered delegates aud possibly
150 who would come for a day and
did not register. The leading speak-
ers were Rev. J. C. Carmen, of Den
ver, Colorado, aud J. W. Barnes, of
Some good work has bten done in
eral errors on the part of the Scrubs
the result might have l)een different
June 14 is to lie Observed Over the
Country Generally as Flag
Not very many people are aware
that Tuesday, June 14th is the 127
anniversary of the birthday of the
flag of our country, and ia now
known and observed in many of the
some counties during the past year, j states, annually, as (lag day.
and Logan county got the first hon- This day should be appropriately
or aud the blue ribbon, and Cleve- j observed in every city, town and
land county was second on the list. sc'hool district of our country, as thu
Our county had 17 delegates, 1 from colors area signal of protection;.
Buckhead, 3 from Box, 2 from Lex whether against foreign or domestic
jington, 2 from Nobis, 1 from Stella foe> the iuvador or law breaker, thi"
and the rest from Norman. Let our revolutionist or anarchist; it is a ai^'t"'
good work go on and may we take tbe nation has set up, proclaiming
courage aud thank God. freedom to all protection and hu-e-
A Delegate. mauity. ,e
Women's Home Miss ion Socie- . ^'T'' ''egan last nighty
. „ at the Central Christian church COD. -
' meel8, ducted by Evangelists Black, Sweefli-
Ihe Woman's Home Mission So | man and wife, of Sioux City, I0peal'
ciety met with Mrs. M George Tues Mr. Black will take up aline '"-v
day afternoon, May 31. There wav work along protracted Christian!"'.'1
a good attendance and a most profi that will be of special interest rod-
table meeting. The hostess made ! instruction to all. F. Howard Swt
all who attended feel at home. The man and wife,
Bociety met on Tuesday, June 7 with
Mrs. Bertrand in a most interesting
session. One of the important fea
tures of the meeting was the giving
of an elaborate and very interesting
of Iowa, will place the music upo'
high plane. Special music and s£
song service every night. Plenty,
books. C oaie aud help sing
gospel—eight o'clock sharp. Do?
report of the Conference Society by miss it.
Mrs. Frank Wynne, one of the dele- j The gurveyor8 reache(, ^
, x, annUBl meeti"S 0f thl' lH9t Sat,mlHy causing
„ . VVomaus Home Mission Society of 8jderab|e stir among the citizen
rorty one press associations met , t h e Iudian Mission Conference. I .. .
Territory line, was devastated. In
this belt it is estimated that fully
two huudred houses were wrecked
and the crops almost totally ruined.
A terrific rain storm first, five
inches of water falling, washing out
crops and ruining many farms. This
was followed by an unusually heavy
hail storm, atones as big as a man's
hand beating down everything green
and breaking thousands of window
tera have commenced their work
When completed will cost near about
community. Gone, without a mo-1 him to the privileges of the grounds
ments warning. Gone, to join that j and gave hjm an eQtree into a]| the j . ,
beloved mother, who passed away i concessions. '
only three weeks ago that day. Gone, c .
• n , . rorty one press aBBociations met ; t h e Iudian Mission fYinrnrnnca Li i > °
to join the 7 brothers and sisters!- „ , . . , . ! ' luulan Mission Lonlereuce. i tbey have awakene(J to the fact that
who were laid to rest only a few i K " 8pt°'Hl 8W,8'°U dUnng I wblch ^ clo8ed at Chickasha, I. T.
short years ago.
It is seldom a family ia called up
on to bear two great afflictions in
three short weeks, the loss of the
mother and bod.
To the afflicted father, daughter
and two sons, the entire community
offers their heartfelt sympathies in
the parliament meeting.
J VAN DA VEER.
She reported a very interesting
this city is going to have an ehtftric
car liue beyond any q.'Stion®^
meeting. The next session will be 1 doubt XL(J BUrveyorg 8tarj,d ^ j
held at Ardmore, I. T. After the Monday morning and
The Board of Education held a
meeting Monday night and elected
the following teachers: Misses A1
meta Williams, Jim Jackson, Laura j
Bertrand, Susie Jarrett and . Mrs.
Otto Little. The superintendent
and one of the grade teachers are yet
to be elected.
We wish to call the attention of bu8'nes8 of the Socitty had bee" Sulphur Springs about the
our readers to the announcemeut of tran8acte<l Mrs. Bertrand served
J. V&ndaveer, of Noble township, I Very «celleDt refreshments. She is
for representative of the 10th dis- | e3tcelleut hostess, and always
trier. Mr. Vandaveer is a promi- makeB her guests feel at home. The
society meetB next week with Mrs.
their great and overwhelming grief neut farmer of this county who has
The funeral services were conduct- always been identified with the best ^ypne'
ed by Rev. Rowe, of Moore at the
Baptist church, Wednesday morning,
j at 10 o'clock aud the remains were
laid to rest in the lexington cetne
The Leader ads bf
interest, and if nominated and elect-
ed the interest of this county will be
carefully looked after in the next
Mr. Warner, of Illinoia, arrived in
Ih city today for a few days visit.
this mouth when securing thi
of way will be commenced,
which we.are informed work
11 je pushed to its (
tion as fast as the
Mr. aud Mrs. E. M. Abernatlu'
gave their clerks it fine outing at
Farmers Lake, Friday evening. R
freBhments were served in regulat
picnic style, and a fine time was had ( olarick has resided
boatiug and swimming; making th 'igbt years and has pro
evening pass al to quickly forth j to be a worthy citizen
W H. Colerick, of F
ratic candidate for t,
of sheriff, is iu the city
'uake a splendid sheriff.
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