Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, September 30, 1904 Page: 1 of 10
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J. M. TUGGLE.
Grocer and Baker
Sells The Best Flour
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LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1904.
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DINIES THAT HE EVER INTIMAT-
ED THAT HE WOULD OP-
POSE THE BILL.
eBts of the people of the two territo- j
RAffY '' t'le Imst ai"l ''it1 present that no I
llxT.jJj 1.. one eould question for n moment:
With Our \
His denial, however, that he stated I - j the fact that the election of Mr.
to any one that be would filibuster Arip pf f-UQ U/vnf Un Mathews to Congress meant that!
to beat the Hamilton bill, or attempt- \ «1 lllC i'iUul ljll" j we would have in that body a man
J of honest convictions who would *
work for and secure single state-} McGuire does not think the peo
hood and in that bill there would pie of Oklahoma intelligent enough
Texas Senator Reiterates
That he is Opposed to
Rut He (lever Has and Nev r Will
Throw Obstructions in the Way
of a Single Statehood
ed any such thing, shows that Dele- |
gate McGuire is very careless in the j
manner iu which he quotes members I
of congress and United States sena-
tors. Inasmuch as no one ever heard
of an attempt to defeat the Hamilton Hie largest Democratic rally of
l:u u.. . .. ... , I the season was- witnessed at Lex-
of the Season.
bill by filibustering tactics until Del- . , . , , 7"
, ,r r- . l , lngton last Monday when the Hon.
eg^te McGuire sprung it in his Ok a !.•„„« , , , " "
,f ■ • , Judge keaton, of Oklahoma Citv
homa City speech, it is plain, in the I addressed the people of this place
light of Senator Bailey's signed „p0n the the issues of the cam-
statement, that it is a mere campaign | paign. The judge came down
invention, having sprung from the j from the city ou the 2 o'clock
same source of many of the other un-1 train and was met at the depot at
heard-of reasons which the Oklaho- 1'urcell by about twenty carriages
Mangum, Okla , Sept. 27.—Judge
.1 L. Carpenter, chairman of the
democratic count} central committee,
is iu receipt of a signed statement
from Senator Jtw Bailey, of Texas,
denying in toto the charge imputed
to him by Delegate Bird S. McGuire
in his recent speech, at Oklahoma
City, with reference to threatening
to beat tlu Hamilton bill in the sen-
ate during the last session of con
ma delegate attributes tp the failure
of the bill to pass the senate.—Okla-
The teachers of Cleveland County
will held their next meeting at Lex
ington Saturday, October 8. Presi-
dent Boyd, of the Uuiversity of Ok-
lahoma, will address the teachers
and citizens Friday evening Oct. 1 at
Keller's Hall, ou the following sub
: ject: "The relation of higher edu-
one of the leading educators in th
gress. As soon as Judge Carpenter
read Delegate McGuire's speech in t0 citizenship.
The Oklahomau he enclosed the "Be 'be leading ed ....
statement with reference to Senator nesf allr' 's au eloquent lecturer and
everyone should hear him.
Bailey's reply today
"Denton, Tex , Sept 26, 1904.
"Hon. J. L. Carpenter,
"My Dear Friend:
"I have just read the paragraph •> at
from a speech of the Honorable Bird .Song
Every body is invited to attend
this lecture and also the meeting on
Keller s Hall, Friday evening,
McGuire, in which he is reported a6 1 Invocation Rev. T. O. Shauks
having said in reference to the state- Vocal solo Mrs. Tom Massey
hood bill,'when it went to the sen Address Dr. Boyd
ale we were informed by Senator Benediction Rev. Kirkpatrick.
loaded with enthusiastic members
of the Mathews elub and led by
the Lexington Millitary Band.
I he Judge was then escorted to
our little city by this procession
and at 2:30 mounted the large
platform which had previously
been erected for the purpose and
was met by a load, prolonged and
enthusiastic cheering of the mass-
es of people who are strongly re-
senting the misrule and broken
pledges of the Republican party
in Oklahoma. Judge Keaton is
well known here and his argument
was given the most carefully atten-
1 he Judge led by dealing Mc-
Guire a few upper cuts on the
school land question and showed
that the Republicans were and
have for years been feasting upon
the graft they have inflicted upon
the school land lessees. He showed
by the Republican platform that
the Republican party was attempt-
ing to play into tne hands of the
school land lessees with their prom
ises to sell the school land to tliem
while in reality the Republican
party has never committed itself
to any exact policy or plan, and
, t 1 t-UUII^U
be a provision for separate schools to vote on the question of capital lo
and the sale of the cation and he proposes that congress
U left'"!1 M r } "1 designate Guthrie as the coital "or
be left to the direct vote of the , „
people and last, but not necessarily 1 > -Woods County News,
least in importance the supremacy J *"om ;l ''opulist candidate
of the white man in Oklahoma ^" Pfeeident, struck a cab drr er iu
would be forever established. The ] Houston, Texas, because he attempt-
Judge closed his argument by say-j ed to take iu a negr-, as Watson's
ing that he pled for the election of seat mate. The driver probably
Mr. t-ralle as a member of the mistook Watson for Mr. f; osevelt
council and Mr. Lydick for repre-j Wichita Beacon
sentative and that the election of I t). , .. ,
Democratic legislature was just as . McG«,re ll!lh an Irish
important to the people of the 'Per- j not inherit from that
ritory as the election of the Demo- 'IHCe h'H Pr"Heut underhanded posi.
cratic delegate to Congress. We ''U'J 011 statehood. No good Irish-
shall not resort to the tactics and I aiHU would go ou record for double
policies adopted by the State Capi- statehood and advocate single state
tal in saying that all men of all hood at the same time -Arapaho*
classes were converted by any News.
speaker to his political views, butj c
we can say in all sincerity that all ' . St'v"n,H've per cent of the white
the voters in this vicinity, except: m""1 "f tLe Lo^MU co,,ut.v KeP,llj-
those who have been dyed for [llcaa Par,Jr "re outspoken in their de-
years in Republican iniquity, are ,1,,nc'a^ou °f the method*) employed
enthusiastically supporting Frank ty tbe "machine" i n arbitrarily
Mathews and the Democratic foisting upon the people whom it
nominees. pieases and its avowed purpose to
he talk was similar to the perpetrate negro officialism.—Guth-
above at Box on that evening and rie Leader
the crowd almost as large. f ,
f— — ' It was something awful, the way
Woman's Home Mission So- c. C. Worrall, handed those terrible
ciety. bunches to Mr. McGuire, over at
After a two week's vacation the | Gr"nite' Frida-V' The delegate gave
Woman's Home Mission Society met j " 8°od tallt but the Hon' C- Ulade
'him "hike * * ~
with Mrs John Ludlow, Tuesday, |
September 20. The President read Hr^m«nt of Mr Met
the third chapter of James, and al>
took part iu discussing the evil and
the good that may be done bv the
Bailey the bill would not pass during High School building Satordav, CbelVTl ^ T ^ mltill'' h Th'•, "if " ?' ^
that session and the close was only Oct. 8, a, V a. m. i ^f the D^n 8<t2" > lvSi ' T
...... (j 0' Democratic party upon this • Kefreshmenti were served con-
two weeks distant. Son^ ... . By Association question and showed "the people j listing of ice cream and cake. The
Neither Mr. McGuire nor any ; ^ 10-9:30-How to discipline a coua that the policy of the Democratic I tables were beautifully decorated
bxiy else was informed by Senator ;t.v school. W.T.Harris. i party to leave this proposition of j with cut flowers
to teach reading the school lands to the direct vote! The Society met Tuesday. Sep
Bailey that the bill would uot pas
jssion.' All who
me know that
pass |30-10:00 How lo ,t,cu reamng . lauus 10 ine Otrect vote! The Society met Tuesday Sen
during that session.' All who know 10 the grades. Miss Almeta Williams ! °* the people he was loudly cheered tember 27 with M s I *\t
not believe in fili ! 10:00 10:50—Lesson from Seeley's! ^ a" mterested in the school land j tl . ...... i ■ . a \.
blistering against any kind of legis-1 School Management chapters I and 4L'estion. interest" ° rt""' '"'da
lation, and I would onlv rwsort to; "I. Supt. Hardie of the Norman' l^en ^'rectec' a few well j | mee ing. evotion
that method of opposition against a citv school-. ^ at Roosevelt and ' «enjoyed
.... , , .. v . i,,.-,. , , .... „ , , the coon and the picture that he! y members present. The
...a e il ceepyam injurious " ■- o« o each gram- drew of thg n officials under | nlember8 were treated to a delight- j°ba dePet>deot upon the continuation
ly effected my own constituents L * **"«'> I Republican administration, negro ^ luncheon, which was eaten with ' " "
As you know, it has been my be 11.20 11:4o-Relat,on oil the teach- [equality and mixed schools has'great relish. Every one expressed
to the jungles." The
Juire's was lit-
erally torn to pieces, while the au
dience howled with an almost never-
ending demonstration. We are told
that the Hon. Bird S has cancelled
■all future engagements in this part
■ of Oklahoma as he positively refuses
| to meet Mr Worrall on the stump.— i
( Hobart Pointer.
Mathews is an honest, consistant
advocate for single statehood; Mc
(juire is a politician working to de-
feat statehood of any kind. He pre
tends to be advocating statehood, but
his closest associates and his most
trusted lieutenants are men who hold
iief that the people of Oklahoma and er to the community,
the IDiiiau Territory have made a
most serious mistake in consenting
to one state with two senators iustead
of insisting upon two states with four
Htuators. I shall speak and act ac-
cording to this view. But I have al
ready assured my other friends in T Age limit
• Iklahoma, as I now assure you, that 12:0.") 12 10—Misc
I have never threatened
11:4~>- 12:0o—Round table
siou, five minutes each.
1 Compulsory attendance.
2 Uniformity of text books
3. Duty of school boards.
themselves as having been greatly
enjoyed by the generous hospitality
dered. The hostess always makes
the society feel delighted with her
many kindnesses shown them.
The society will observe the week
(Sigued( "J. W. BAILEY."
The extract from McGuire's speech
with reference to Bailey is as fol-
\\ heu we went to the senate we
were iuformed by Senator Bailey the
bill wo lid not pass during that ses
s on and the close was only two
"\ou say, 'Was uot there a repub-
lican majority iu the senate?' That
is true. A majority can pass a bill
through the house over the minority
Rev. Kirk ] roused nearly all the white men of
this section to a more determined
discus- effort to elect Mathews and thus
eliminate the possibility of a black
shadow for Oklahoma.
Ttie Judge then took up the
statehood question and quoted from
McGuire's speech recently made at i Pra.ver at lhe church in October. . ,
. Oklahoma City, wherein, he said,: K*ceHent programs will be carried congress for the last eight consecu
j that although he had been elected eac'h nigbt; and a general invi tive years and could have given Ok
by the Republican party two years tation is extended to all the people lahoma statehood at any time they
wanted to, how foolish it sounds to
of our territorial condition. If we
get statehood, his friends lose their
jobs; so they put up thwir money to
assist in electing McGuire, knowing
his election means defeat of state
hood, of any kind.—Cheyenne Sun
Since the republican party has had
the presidency and both houses of
| . t ,U,°r lntHU(l w- - - y me nepuDiican party two years j tat'°n is *
defeat single statehood by resort- l ago upon a platform declaring for to attend.
ing to any unusual or filibustering 1 DUCKhead ItcmS. [ I statehood for Oklahoma alone and The Women's Home Mission So
A A A / although he had spent his timf in J ciety will meet with Mrs. Dowdy
I the last session of congress in try- Tuesday, October 4 Every member
hear an Oklahoma republican charg
ing the democrats with the crime of
denying us statehood. It is either
Everybody want more cotton pick- : "• Vln ,r-v"
J J 1 | ing to prevent single statehood yet • „ , - - ......
I notwithstanding all this, he, Bird earneRtl}' reque8ted to be present, an acknowledgement that the repub
Prof. A Rodolph is sick with chills j McGuire, had always been for sin- - ~ lican majority in congress are pig
and fever. ; gle statehood at heart and was now 4 CU'I L. |T ^ ^ ** \ mie8 iu the hand8 of the democratic
Harry, the little sou of Mr and t° i'un upon a single state- ^ ohlloh ItCITlS. T minority or they are insincere in
Mrs. Mac Skinner, is sick. I|0<>(1 P^atform-" Judge Keaton a ^ ^ / statements. They can't get away
C^ke)' aud wife, visited their I deceitftd' as McGuire^dmits' 'him- ^olcomb has a new baggy. 1
o, om Caskey, Sunday. ! self to have been and would nlav E-E A'kire and family spent Sun-
lay with Mr. Holcomb's.
Mr. G. M. Fu
Helsel, attended church at Mt
Misses Easter Worden aui
()llie Boatright and wife, are now Congres
iving ou the farm owned by
er and daughter, of the double part that he admits he
Ziou. has played is a daugrous man in .Mr. Wilson and family left Tues
Etha P°l1^ ""ll ou«ht notto he trust- J day for Colorado, their future home
.Clay, of Box, visited Miss Lauraj r , n 1>e°1'1"
objection, but this cannot be done in ; Skinner I . 1 erritory in Congress. Ho
the senate as long as any senator de- , , , j ridiculed tne idea which Bird | ,
sires to debate the bill, and a bill , T y' Bob ^I<;Guirc has promulgated, tliat the hve"h'
cau be 'talked to death.' I want to ' d°„ o' "1 w||e attended church at ^Democratic minority in Congress , Mr. Owens and wife, are living on
has prevented the Republican ma-! the farm, formerly owned by Mr.
jority from giving us statehood, | Wilson.
and said that while he admitted \ii«u , , .
.III.« . friends Box. ■ ** """l"™'
Quite a number of the
say that, unless we get the United
States senate in line, we cau not pass
It was well known by Judge Car-
penter, before he wrote Senator iiai
ley, that he was opposed to single
statehood. He is one of the very
democratic United States senators
who are against uniting the two ter-
ritories. He believes that represen-
tation in the citadel of federal power
is paramount to the material inter
Box, Sunday night.
Mes lames Blanche Lewis and Eva
O Slaven spent the afternoon Mou-
v..... ivciuutini was generally1 •
[ more powerful than two Republi-1 "Jg noe family, sever-
Buckhead j cans yet under the rules and recti '' weeks'
A magnet strong enough to pull
the polls together could uot draw
out of McGuire the truth why the
Democrats in the lower house of
refused to support the
Hamilton statehood bill. Besides
the partisan features afTectiug Okla
homa, the provision making New
Mexico and Arizona one state against
the territories, was such an outrage
upon popular rights that no self
steams sex attended the Democratic ' lations of Congress where a major-
pow wow at Box, Monday night. ity vote controls he thought Bird
Postmaster G \V. Rose returned i Mt'Gmrf« excuses left the Bepub-
home Saturday from Oklahoma City i ' an , 1'0,ltlCil1, predicament in a
where he h«rf i,„ r , , ,n worse shape than it was he-
liere had been for two weeks, fore Birdie gave his excuses. The
under treatment for his eyes, he ' " '
much bet^r at present.
is | Judge showed by facts and figures
i and the platforms and policies of
respecting Democrat would vote for
it Bird .icGuire claims the honor
W. C. Puckett and wife attended j uf.°De PUH8HKe through the house of
the baptizing near Willow View Suu- 'bis bill and that was just as far as
day evening. | be intended it should go. It was
u il i . , , , jllst as easy for him to get it through
\ dlWudaveer returned home last the HH the ^ but th"at
week from the World's Fair and vis j would not serve his ambition to soc-
j ceed himself, nor would it be in line
with the wishes of the governor of
Patronize home merchants. iOklohoma.—Guthrie Leader.
iting relatives in Illinois.
More of McGuire's Duplicity.
Mr. McGuire is playing his usual
role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in
us handling of the school laud
lessees of Oklahoma.
It has been charged ou numerous
occasions, end no doubt truthfully,
that McGuire was the influence be.
hind the Territorial school land
board which caused the horizontal
raise of rents from fifty to one hun-
dred per cent one year ago. Yet,
when Mr. McGuire introduced a
bill in Congress, ho piovided that
this question of the rentention or
sale of the school land of Oklahoma
should be left to the legislature. At
the time this provision was published
the school land board of the Territo-
ry " • many other prominent Re-
publicans came out in interviews de-
nouncing Mr. McGuire for a sale of
the school land lessees held their
territorial meeting at Guthrie last
February, and one would have
thought from the number of these
gentlemen who were active in that
meeting that a Republican conven-
tion was being held instead of a
meeting of the school land lessees.
There is no doubt that ail of these
interviews and th* active work done
by this gang at the meeting of the
school land lessees in getting their
organization to endorse that provis-
ion of the McGuire bill aud the
Hamilton bill provide for a sale of
the school lands; yet, when Mr. Mc-
Ouire was asked the point blank
question at Weatherford on the 22ml
of September, if he personally be-
lieved in a sale of the school land, he
refused to answer and evaded the
question. The influence of Mr. Mc.
Guire over the school land board is
again shown by the letter which the
secretary of the board is now pub-
lishing to the school land lessees of
the new country, iu which he tells
them that this year, wheu the cam-
paign is ou, no raise will be made iu
rents; that notes due on the first of
October will not bear interest if paid
within a month; that suits will not
lie brought on notes for a year after
they become due.
I'he influence of Mr. McGuire to
cause the publication of a letter of
this kind for the purpose of getting
the favor of the school laud lessees
and their vote at this election is the
same influence which caused the hor-
izontal raise a year ago, when no
campaign was on. This action,
caused by Mr. McGuire, is manifest-
ly wrong iu either one or two ways:
it grossly wrongs the school land
lessees whose rents were raised a
year ago, or it grossly wrongs the
children of the Territory in depriv-
ing them of thousands of dollars
which could have been added to the
school fund by a corresponding raise
this year in other parts of the Terri-
( au the school land lessees of the
I erritory be fooled into supporting a
party aud a candidate who thus plays
fast and loose with their interests
- 1 I most sacied interests of the
children of the Territory f
Mr, McGuire himself, while pre-
tending to be the friend of the school
laud lessees, is afraid to say from the
public platform in this campaign
that he is in favor of a sale of the
school lands at a reasonable apprais-
ment, but not say it to theui in a pri-
vate personal letter. The duplicity
practiced with the people ori the
Statehood question is also being
practiced by him with the school
1 his double dealing iu the school
land matter is but another evidence
I of the understanding among federal
[officials It operntes against the
lessee or for him iu proportion to the
exigencies of the campaign. It al-
ways operates to dtday and defeat
If we have overlooked anybody
going to the fair please notify us aud
we will finish the list next week.
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