Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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FO\ i IIUTCH1N.
NE.W STATE NtWS.
Work has been bo^un on tlic
new home at Ardmore.
The Citizens' state bank of Kiowa
has been organized, with a capital of
Lawton Is to have a special day at
the World's fair. September 2(>tii hay
been designated as the date.
Okmulgee's new wat.'r works sys-
tem has been completed and will be
(submitted to a final lest tills week.
Old settlers of Oklahoma county will
hold their annual picnic at Witcher
The Roger Mills county fair Is to bp
held at Berlin September 28th, 29th
The new cotton gin. just about com-
pleted at Watonga, was destroyed by
fire last week. The fire is supposed
to have been started by unknown par-
Enid is making great preparations
for celebrating its eleventh birthday
anniversary, which occurs September
READY TO MAKE PAYMENTS
An Order From Washington WHI
Start Creek Fund
MUSKOGEE: The roll for the
payment of the loyal Creeks, the roll
for the payment of the self-emigrant
Creeks have been completed, and the
IndiaA officers here are ready to
make thes.' payments as soon as they
receive orders from the department to
do so. The roll of the Choctaw and
Chickasaw per capita payment has
been completed In the Choctaw na- j
tlon and the Chickasaw roll will be
completed In a few days.
These payments are the most Ini-
portant matters immediately pending
In Indian Territory. In the loyal
Creek payment there Is nearly ?IM0,- I
000 to be distributed. Tills will be j
given out in sums from twenty cents !
up to nearly J2.000 for tlie individual
Indian who gets, In on the payment
The loyal Creeks are those who re-
mained! loyal to the government din-
ing the civil war and suffered prop-
erty loss on acconut of that conflict.
The self-emigrant payment amounts
to but $12,000, and is to be paid to j
those Creeks who moved from Ala j
bama and Georgia to the territory ut I
their own expense.
A frlond of tho homa-
A foe of tho Trust "
Ccmplios with tho Pure Food Laws
of all States.
Laughter a Health-Tonic.
There is nothing better established
Among physicians than that cheerful-
ness prolongs life, and also enriches
and enlarges it. Whole-souled, joy-
ous laughter is a powerful health"
"I'se mighty glad." said the old col-
ored inhabitant, "dat de worl' only
turns 'roun' once in a d«v. Race ef
ever hit turned In de nighttim#r hit
would er kotched me at many a he'n>
The stenographers of Oklahoma
City, numbering about one thousand,
have taken steps for the organization
of an association, which will have for
Its object the mutual benefit of the
members of the profession.
For the fall term of ti'ie district
court of Kiowa county there are three
hundred and twenty-three cases on tho
docket. It is expected the grand jury
will return several Indictments,-which
will increase the number.
Yewed, a new town named after
Dewey, the letters being transposed,
and Lambert, another small place,
both in Woods county, Okla., are to ti,
moved to a more central location ant
united. The new town will be given
another name, which has not yet been
W. L. Kendall, the first Oklahoman
to receive a Cecil Rhodes scholarship,
left last week for Oxford college. Mr.
Kendall was superintendent of the
lexington. O. T., schools last winter.
The scholarship is for a regular uni-
versity course, and will last lour
While digging a well on his place,
four miles north of Quinlan, R. L.
Innes struck a strong flow of irteslan
water. The water is cold and soft, and
it is said the stream is getting strong-
er each day. This is tho first ar-
tesian water found in that section of
Oklahoma. Othei" farmers in the
name vicinity are now sinking wells.
An order has been signed at the
agricultural department removing re-
strictions on shipping cattle north-
ward from Custer, as tho infection
of southern fever is reported by
agents of the department to have
been eradicated in that vicinity.
The Epworth university, a school
founded by the two branches of the
Methodist church at Oklahoma City,
opened for its first time last week.
Sheriff Ozuman of Canadian county
has gfine to El Paso, Tex., where the
authorities have arrested A. C. Peder-
son, who, for several months, has
been a fugitive from justice in Old
Mexico. Pederson is charged with
embezzling funds at El Reno from se-
cret orders, and had given security
bonds. The bonding companies are
TO FIGHT MORMONS
1 Anti-Mormons to Form a Political
Party in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Defi-
nite steps have been taken toward the
organization of an anti-Mormon politi-
cal party A committee was author-
ized to call a second meeting In a few
days, when a complete state ticket
will be nominated, except presidential
electors. The platform declares that
tne promises made by the leaders of
the Morman church at the time of the
Woodruff manifesto, fourteen years
ago, were "crafty and Insincere; that j
they sought the division of the people |
on party lines and were not carried j
ont in good faith; that both party or- [
ganl/.atlons have been dominated and
used for the double purpose of main |
tabling an ecclesiastical control which
hud no regard for either," and that
"repeated experiences have proven |
that this ecclesiastical dominance is
all powerful and persistent and that
it cannot be broken off so long as the J
people who oppose it are divided as to !
The platform charges that every
pledge of the ecclesiastical power to
refrain from direction In the political
affairs of the people has been shame-
fully violated; every pretense of
letting politics alone a shameful and
They Would Bar Collectors
EL RENO: The merchants of this
town are threatening to organize to
keen out collectors, who continue to
haS^s the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
lndlims immT—.t.iTMy following their
pay days Tne Indians come here to
spend their money, hut in many In
Janees they nip intimidated Into
leaving goods already bargained for.
The same condition of ffairs existed
in Darlington until th authorities
made a rule forbidding the collectors
from entering the reservation, and
the merchants here think a similar
policy should be adopted.
Result of Fool Wager.
English newspapers tell of a laborer
named Samuel Wellington who at-
tempted for a wager to kiss his toe.
In doing so he broke his thigh and
had to be conveyed to a hospital.
Rank Commissioner Cooper has Is-
sued a call for a statement of the ron
ditlon of all territorial banks nt the
close of business September 30th.
Oil is reported at Davis at a depth
of only three hundred and ten feet.
The northwestern branch of the
Denv r. Enid & Gulf railway will be
completed from Enid to Kiowa, Kan-
sas, by January 1st.
Harrison Porter a full blood Indian,
was convicted of murder at Ada last
week. The jury returned a verdict
of guiltv of murder in the first de-
gree, without capital punishment.
The Santa Ee will run a line into
Tulsa. Papers permitting the com-
pany to begin work have been filed.
The road will run from Havana, on
'he Caney branch.
Last week the Creek Indians cele-
brated their fish frying festival at the
mouth of the Limbo creek, near
Eufaula. It was the first celebration
of the kind in the Creek nation this
The St. Louis Shoe company's store
at South McAlester was mrglerl/ed
one night last week and the robbers
secured about $60 In nickels and
A contract lias been closed whereby
the king of pacers, Dan Patch, will ap-
pear at Oklahoma City September 22.
The horse will go In three mile heats
to beat his own record of l:5GVi-
Annoying to the Judges.
An English magistrate remarked on
the bench: "I have known soire
judges, when they have formed a the-
ory in a case too early, to he very
much annoyed when the evidence
not fitted with it."
A car load of coal from the Henry-
r 1 la fields is to be taken to the
HOLDS SEAL AND CHARTER
Deposed Bank Pres:dent Not Obliged
to Give Them Up
LAWTON: Recently R. .1. Scho
field was voted out of the presidency i
of the Frederick Slate bank, at u
called meeting. He refused to give
up the seal and charter of the bank.
A replevin suit was instituted to com-
pel him to surrender the property.
The jury decided he was not obligee j
to give it up.
War on Gamblers
ARDMORE: United States ludge
Dlckerson has begun a crusade
against the gamblers of the southern
district. Several gamblers have been
heavily fined and sentenced to serve
jail sentences by Judge Dickersou re
FOUND DEAD IN HIS RED
An Indian Territory Merchant Dies
From the Effects of Liquor
MUSKOGEE: J. J. Purcell, a
merchant at Fame, a smalt town fif-
teen miles southeast of this place.
i was found dead in bed. He used the
rear of Ills tsore as a sleeping apart-
' ment. and lived alone. When lie re-
tired the night of his death he had
been drinking some, and it is thought
: death was due to heart failure, caused
' by loo much liquor. Purcell's wife
and two children live in Parsons,
Kas. Mr. and Mrs. Purcell had been
separated for some time. Purcell left
a will in which lie bequeathed all his
property to his wife. He had more than
$1,000 in cash and a lot of other prop-
erty. A life insurance policy for $3,-
000 was also made payable to his wife
Ex-Constable Out Under Bond
LAWTON: Dan Rice, formerly a
eonstable in this town, who was ar-
rested about two months ago on the
charge of selling liquor to Indians,
has given bond and has been released
from the federal jail at Guthrie. He
will be given a hearing in October.
MUSKOGEE: Albert King was
arrested forty miles west of Mus-
kogee and brought here. He is charged
with stealing horses. Two horses for
j which he could not proerly account
; were found in his possession, and one
| of them was identified as belonging to
j Bob Roaekstone of Muskogee, and
the other to R. Thomas, who lived
southeast of Okmulgee. In the neigh-
borhood when King was captured by
a deputy marshal another horse had
been turned loose, and it was thought
that King had also stolen this one and
brought 'i in.
Man and Wife.
Buxton, N. Dak., Sept. 12 (Special).
—Mr. B. L. Skrivscth of this piac8
has been added to the steadily grow-
ing following that Dodd's Kidney
Pills have in this part of the country.
Mr. Skrivseth gives two reasons
for his faith in the Great American
Kidney Cure. The first is that they
cured his wife and the second is that
they cured himself.
"I must say," says Mr. Skrivsefh,
"that Dodd's Kidney Pills are the
best remedy for Kidney Trouble I
ever knew. My wife had Kidney Dis-
ease for years and she tried all kinds
of medicine from doctors but it did
not help her any. An advertisement
led her to try Dodd's Kidney Pills.
Tbe first box helped her so much
that she took eight boxes more and
now she is cured.
"I also took three boxes myself
and they made me feel better and
stronger in every way."
Dodd's Kidney Pills have never yet
failed to cure any kidney disease
from Backajhe to Rheumatism, Dia
betes or Bright's Disease.
fn the Rhodesian Government Ga-
zette is published a proclamation pro-
hibiting the practice of sorcery
throughout the territory, including the
throwing of bones, the use of charms,
any manner of conjuration and tria)
Malta's Chief Industry.
Lacemaking gives employment to
about two-fifths of the population of
Malta. Silk is the chief material used,
but of late years cotton has been much
in demand. The art is handed down
from family to family.
Death From Slight Accident.
While carrying a keg of beer in-
tended for a picnic in Reading, Pa.,
Elmer Kerehoff stumbled over a wire
The keg slipped so suddenly that the
jar dislocated his neck.
Chinese Name for Port Arthur.
The Chinese name for Port Arthur
tvas Lushunkow; the town had. twen-
ty years ago, only a few thousand in-
habitants, and was used as a place for
the deportation of uriminals.
Pigeon's Long Flight.
One of a number of homing pigeons
/ent up from Nantes. France, boarded
« ship 1,000 miles at sea.
England's Rural Post.
Rural postmen in England hereafter
tvill handle parcels not exceeding elcv.
en pounds in weight.
Japan's Population Increases.
The population of Japan increased
from 33,110,793 in 1872 to 46.304,999 in
1853, and is increasing rapidly.
■f WHAT'S THE USE
To Keep a "Coffee Complexion."
A lady says: "1'ostum has helped
my complexion so much that my
fi lends say I am growing young again.
My complexion used to be coffee col-
ored, muddy and yellow but it is now
clear and rosy as when I was a girl.
I was Induced to try Postum by a
fricuo who had suffered just as 1 had
suffered from terrible Indigestion, pal-
p'tation of tbe heart and sinking
"After I had used Postum a week
I war, so much better that I was
afraid it would not last. But now
two years have passed and I am a
well woman. I owe it all to leaving
eft coffee and drinking Postum in its
"I had drank coffee all my life. I
suspected that it was the cause of my
trouble, but It was not until I actually
quit coffee and started to try Postum
that 1 became certain; then all my
troubles ceased and I am now well
and itrong again." Name furnished
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason.
Look in each package for a copy of
the famous little book, "The Road to
PRESIDENT EXTOLS HIS PARTY.
Administrative Acts Defended in Let-
ter Accepting Nomination.
President Roosevelt September 12
issued his letter accepting the nomi-
nation for the Presidency tendered
him by the Republican National Con-
vention. In the lengthy document
sent out he says: "I accept the?
nomination for the presidency ten-
dered me by the Republican National
Convention, and cordially approve the
platform adopted by it.
"The principles which wo profess
arc those in which we believe with
heart and soul and strength. Men may
differ from us, but they cannot ac-
cuse us of shiftiness or insincerity.
The policies we have pursued are
those which we earnestly hold as
essential to the national welfare and
repute. Our actions speak even loud-
er than our words for the faith that
is in us. We oase our appeal upon
what we have done and are doing,
upon our record of administration
and legislation during the last seven
years, in which we have had complete
control of the government. We In-
tend in the future to carry on the
government in the same way that we
have carried it on in the past."
Tho acts of the administration in
connection with the war with Spain,
the Isthmian canal and the upholding
of the Monroe doctrine the President
defends at length, and declares the
party is prepared fully to accept the
issue on these questions.
Much space is taken up in praise of
Ihe institution of the suit against the
Northern Securities Company—the
merger suit—and the action of the
President in the settlement of the an-
thracite coal strike.
The President claims the Demo-
cratic party is still divided on the
question of silver and that the Re-
publican party has been consistent on
the question throughout.
Interests of both capital and labor,
it is asserted, have been safeguarded
by the actions of the administration,
and the claim is made that the civil
service law is now enforced as never
Of the tariff tne President says the
question of revision must bo left to
the party now in power, though he
admits there may be a necessity for
the "revision of some schedules,"
which he claims should be done by
the friends of the policy of protection.
The trusts, he claims, are bound up in
the prosperity of the country, ana
must not be injured by changes In
In a mild manner the document
commends the wisdom of the ship
subsidy scheme, without actual men-
tion of the plan.
The status of the Filipinos, the
President declares, is now of the best,
and the idea of the withdrawal of the
Americans from the islands is
In conclusion, the policy of the Re-
publican party on national questions
is declared to be the only safe pro-
cedure, and the President, for the
party, declares his willingness to
leave the verdict to the judgment of
the American people.
NO LONGER ALL SENTIMENT.
Southern Moss Now Article of Com-
Poets have written fetchingly about
the long gray festoons of Spanish
moss, word painters have told how it
seemed to mourn over the solitary
graves in southern woodlands, tour-
ists have strained after sentimental
phrases to express the feelings the
sight of great oaks draped with it
has awakened in their bosoms, but
down in the country where it grows
they stuff horse collars with it.
The sweeping moss of the southern
forests is linked with commerce. It
fills matresses for beds and cushions
for buggies. It is useful for packing
and it is gathered as any other crop
Is gathered by people who are paid
by the day. Moss is ginned as cotton
is ginned; the outer cuticle of the
fiber is removed and leaves it much
like horse hair. It is then good for
anything that needs stuffing. In
Louisiana, instead of merely a detail
of swamp scenery, it is the basis of
;tn industry. Bales of it are shown as
part of the Louisiana forestry dis-
It still waves in the Gulf breezes
where it is unmolested, and tho
mocking bird, iti'haps, veils itself
from the moonlight behind it as it
trills out its full notes to its mate;
it still gives that funereal aspect to
the banks of hundreds of miles of
bayous and makes distinct from any
other landscape in the world the
scenery of our southern states, but
the utilitarian eye sees in it only so
many bales at so much per bale,
f\ o. b„ delivered at northern furni-
ture factories.—St. Louis Democrat.
The Young Inquisitor.
Former Governor Frank S. Rlack
told this story, which is perhaps as
good as any of its kind, while at the
Manhattan one day last week:
"A neighbor of mine had a 7-year-old
son who, 1 think, would take some
beating as a plyer of questions. One
evening a few weeks ago I was mak-
ing a call at his father's house. The
boy was present in the sitting room,
and at intervals for a good part of the
evening he Interrupted his dad by ask-
ing embarrassing questions.
"Finally the old fellow became tired
of his son's many queries.
"I'll see that your mother puts you
to bed before I get home in future,' he
sternly informed the boy.
" 'But pop,' retaliated the child, with
a natural overflow of philosophy that
was delicious, 'how can you see her
put me to bed if she puts me to bed
before you get home?'
"That was his last question for that
evening."—New York Globe.
PURCELL MILL & ELEVATOR COMPANY,
PURCELL, • • INDIAN TERRITORY
WILL PAY YOU MOKE FOR YOUR
Wheat, Corn and Oats,
Than you can get elsewhere. Our weights are guaranteed.
.. Our Flour ..
Is handled by all the leading' merchants of Lexington and
Purcell. Why not patronize home industry and keep our
money at home? Give us a call and a chance at your busi-
ness is all we ask.
SATISFACTION A GUARANTEED. X A
THE GERMAN SALOON.
ILLE & CUTTER, Proprietors.
FIhe KEiituckij Whisky, Wines, EirjarB
THREE K1EDS OF BEER
Lexington, 0. T.
WeitzenliofFer & Turk,
PiTQTTT T T7RQ and wfaniEsaiu
17lkJ 1 lJ^ljljiAU Liqrnir IlEalEra
Agents for Pabst Beer.
Lexington, .... • Oi
THE LEXINGTON SALOON.
H. H. Meneke, Prop.
Vexai Brewing Co'i Lager Beer, Porter and Ale, Fia* Wine* Liquor* aal
Cigars. Courteous treatment to alL Phone 95.
WILL CURE YOU
PRICE 50 CENT3
OWL DRUG STORE.
"THIS IS THE WAY OF THE WISE.
TO SAINT MOTS.
OF COURSE YCU ARE GOING!
Lttt vlb furnish you with literature rolativo to tho bulldinarfl. hotels, low
rates, train servico, otc. Aoli your local agent or addre&i
C. W. STRAIN , Division Passenger Agent,
For job Work.
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