Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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"Entered June 9. 1908, at Lexington, Oklu.as second-nlass matter, urnier Act of Congress of March 3,1879."
FOR SUPERIOR JOB
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1905.
Hurrah For The Fourth!
The Boys and Girls of Cleveland and Pottawatomie coun-
ties and their Patriotic, Liberty-Loving Parents may spend the
Grand and Glorious Fourth in the field plowing and hoeing in-
stead of at the picnics tomorrow.
But celebrate by all means, if you possibly can and DO
let the little folks celebrate some of the day at least, because a
New Star, Oklahoma the 46th, adorns Triumphant Old
Glory this Fourth.
The grown folks, the boys, and the girls may need small
change iu buying fire crackers and lemonade. The FAR-
MERS NATIONAL HANK is HEADQUARTERS for big
money or little money. It is the Money Store of Lexington,
the place to get good money at all times.
This Bank, Strong, Safe, of proven Stability, and Inde-
pendent of other banks is tinder direct control of the I S
Government for which our fore-fathers fought so bravely to
establish; publicly declared, and permanentfounded July
the 4th. 177ti.
This same old government, Time Tried and True, has ab-
solute power over the affairs of this bank It will keep your
money secure from loss, fire and theft. Declare YOU U inde-
pendence, by starting a savings account today.
Farmers National Bank
I M K OLDK S I AND
S T R O NO EST
A Bank Guaranty Plank
Governor Haskell said yesterday
J that undoubtedly an effort would
I t* made at Denver to insert in the
platform of the Democratic party
a plank for a national guaranty de-
I posit law similar to that of Okla-
homa. Governor Haskell was re-
sponsible for the enactment of this
I law in Oklahoma, taking it from a
bill introduced in congress about
i fifteen years ago by William J.
Death of a Little Boy
George, the two-year old son of
[Mr. and Mrs.'J. M. Robin son, of
our city, died Sunday afternoon at
■"> o'clock, after a months illness
I with chronic stomach trouble.
The remains were laid to rest in
; Lexington cemetery Monday after-
noon at oi.'SO o'clock.
The Leader joins a host of friends
in extending sympathy to the be-
UNSECURED NATIONAL BANKS
It is a wonder that the unsecured National Banks can't
get busy with something else besides kicking on the State
Why is it that they worry so much about it?
They do not have to secure their depositors unless they
want to. It is voluntary with them, and still they keep on
They import a great bank lawyer from New York City
to come down to Oklahoma and make a speech against the
banking law of Oklahoma.
They roast the state administration, and everybody else
that don t agree with them, and yet it is at their own option
whether they protect their depositors by the State l;iW or not.
We wonder if the real cause for kicking is the amount
it costs them to buy foreign deposits to keep their showing
good. If the State law is no good why dont they ignore it.
The facts seem to be that it is a good law. and that
they have to pay a premium to compete with the bank
whose depositors are made safe by the State Guarantee Law.
—New State Tribune, Muskogee.
SECURITY STATE BANK
Mary Mitchell Kemp, little daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kemp,
born August 28. 1900, age 1 year,
10 months and 1 day, died o f
whooping cough and stomach trou-
ble, Monday morning, June '29th,
1908. Her remains were laid to
rest in Lexington cemetery. Fun-
eral services were conducted by
Elder Couch, of the Christian
She was the youngest of twelve
children, and her death was the
first that came to sever the cords of
love that bound those hearts in the
home circle. But while the silent
visitations of death has banished
for a time the happiness of that
home, and brought surrow to hearts
that time alone is the only solace
for, yet how consoling the thought
that death does not end all. We
know that she shall rise again, for
Christ said, "Suffer little children
to come unto me, and forbid them
not for of such is the kingdom of
Mourning ones in your deep sor-
row many hearts are entering into
sympathy with you, but God alone
is able to succor us in time of such
trouble, and if we carry to hint our
aching, bleeding hearts he will say,
"Be thou healed, peace be unto
you." To that blest hour when
"the meeting shall be for never a
parting again;" let the bereaved
Make Them Interesting
You may sit down and name over
a large number of the greatest
houses, wholesale and retail, in the
United States, and perhaps you
haven't been out of your own state.
How do you know these are great
houses? Just can't help from see-
ing their advertisements, when they
are in nearly every paper you read.
Their advertisements are readable.
They make them interesting and
the people like to read them |t
Certainly must pay.
Miss Elizabeth Dow, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Dow, and John
Duffy were married at the home of
the bride's parents by Itev. Pratt
last Wednesday evening, June 10th
at 7 o'clock, only a few friends and
relatives being present. After the
ceremony a wedding supper was
served by the bride's parents at
The bride looked lovely in a
white lingerie gown. She is one of
Estaneia's most beautiful young
ladies, being an ideal blonde and
possessing a happy, sunny dispo-
sition, which has made for her many
friends during the two years she
has resided here. The groom has
resided here during the past two
years and is a manly straightfor-
ward young fellow and liked by
The couple have gone to house-
keeping in the Dr. Norris residence,
one block west of the Valley Hotel,
where they are now at home to
their numerous friends.
The Leader joins their many
friends in wishing for them a long
successful life of peace and content-
ment.—The Torrence County head-
Mr. Duffy, formerly liyed north
of Lexington, and has many friend!
in the city and surrounding country
who extend congratulations.
Bull To The Rescue
A short time ago some men were
engaged in putting up telegraph
poles on some land belonging to an
old farmer who disliked seeing his
wheat trampled down. The men
produced a paper by which they
said they had leave to put the poles
where they pleased. The old farm-
er went back and turned a large
bull into the field. The savage
beast made after the men, and the
old farmer, on seeing them running
front the field, shouted at, the top
«f his voice "Show him the paper!"
■♦American Farm World.
Home Men Honored
It is especially pleasing to the
citizens of Norman that the board
of regents selected Dr. O. S. Bobo
as dean of the medical school, Dr.
W. L. Capshaw as professor of an-
atomy and Thos. 1!. Ferguson car-
Dr. Bobo is one of the foremost
medical men of Oklahoma. He is
qualifed in every particular and
will till the bill with credit to bint-
self and the best interests of the
Dr. Walter L. Capshaw, son of
Dr. M. T. J. Capshaw, is a Norman
boy, a graduate of the Norman pub-
lic schools, and one of the most
studious young men in Oklahoma.
Walter is a graduate of the Missouri
State Medical School, of St. Louis,
and graduated nearly two years ago
at the head of his class. As it
teacher of anatomy no better selec-
tion could have been made in Ok-
Thomas It. Ferguson has been a
resident of Cleveland county since
the opening in 1889. lie is an ex-
perienced carpenter and well quali-
fied for the position as carpenter at
the university.—Norman Democrat-
Convention Made a Stupid
"Jim Sherman, the nominee for
the vice-presidency, has been iden-
tified long and profitably with those
elements of indecency and corrup-
tion which have brought the repub-
lican party ill this state to its pres-
ent deplorable pass. It can be
said, at best, that the convention
made a stupid choice. It might
have taken Odell! All the same
Sherman will get it good large vote
ill this state. He has, for him, in-
estimable advantage of being little
known. His nomination is chiefly
important in pointing out to Mr.
Taft the supreme importance of
taking care of his health.—New
W. M. Newell For Represen-
In this issue will l>e found the
formal announcement of W. M.
Newell, of the law firm of Newell &
Jackson, for the office of represen-
tative to the second legislature front
Cleveland county. Mr. Newell is
not a candidate upon his own voli-
tion and only after numerous solic-
itations front the democrats of the
county and town lie decide to
become a candidate (or this respon-
sible position and especially respon-
sible at this time for a great deal
defends upon die pecond legislature
as to whether the taxable wealth of
Cleveland county in to be increased
ot decreased. To use a homely i\-
pression we tire not out of the
suds" nor v ill we be unless our rep-
resentatives iri the second legisla-
ture are men who have the ability
to accomplish things.
Cleveland county at this time is
in sore need of the strongest and
most capable men in the next ses-
sion and in V. M. Newell we have
such a man. The writer has been
with him in numerous state conven-
tions and lie was always elected
chairman of the delegation for the
good and sufficient reason that he
could deal with men of influence.
Cleveland county has always had a
delegation at the national demo-[
cratic convention and we are not
boasting when we say that this has
been brought about largely because
Mr. Newel! was the leader and
backed up by a loyal delegation.
The subject of this article has never
asked the people of Cleveland conn-!
ty for an ollice but has at all times
been a worker in the ranks, always
ready to give advice, time and
money for the success of the demo-
cratic party. From a financial
stand point n professional or busi-
ness man cannot afford to hold the
office of representative for the ses-
sion only lasts sixty days and
the pay is meager. Mr. Newell i-
makiiig a sacrifice for Cleveland
county in offering for the position
and past history lias proven to the
people that we need a representa-
tive who can and will protect our
interests. In the second legisla-
ture will he found numerous men
of ability and we certainly need a j
member who can cope with them.
fn W. M. Newell we have a can-
didate who lias done yeomanry ser-
vice for the party in many honorary
positions; a man who has large
property interests in both town and
country and a man who has the le-
gal training and determination to |
stand up and fight our battles.
Now is the opportune time for the
democrats to display good judge- j
ment and on the 4th of August the]
democracy must decide whether
they want a strong or a weak man
to represent Cleveland county in
the second legislature.•-Norman
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
IS IN FULL RETREAT.
The republicans who attended
the national convention as specta-
tors and joined in the demostratiolis
in favor of President Roosevelt and
Senator LaFollettc must have felt
indignant as they watched the pan-
ic stricken delegates running over
each other in their effort to get
away from the LaFollettc reforms,
some of which had been indorsed
by the president himself. Con-
gressman Cooper, of Wisconsin, re
presenting the LaFollettc men,
brought in a minority report signed
by himself alone. Fifty-two mem-
bers of the committee Signed the
majority report, and one signed the
minority report. The republicans
will find the ratio of liifty-one to
one a very embarrassing one to deal
with in the coining campaign. Mr.
Coopers report contained a declara-
tion in favor of publicity as to cam-
paign fluids. It was lost by a vote
of 880 to 94, more than nine to one
and yet the president has been ad-
vocating legislation in favor of pub-
licity as to campaign funds, and
Secretary Taft wrote a letter to Mr.
Burrows advocating the passage of
a publicity bill. How fortunate it
was that Secretary Taft's letter was
finally discovered and published!
Senator Burrows, the man to whom
the Taft letter was addressed, was
the temporary chiarnian of the con-
vention, and the convention over
which he presided turned down the
publicity plank by a vote of nine
to one. Who will deny that, on
this subject, the republican party
Another plank of the LaFollettc
platform authorized the ascertain-
ing of the value of the railroads.
This plank was lost by a vote of
917 tt> (>•'!—nearly fifteen to oik—
and yet President Roosevelt advo-
cated this very proposition. Here
is a retreat on the railroad question.
in another column reference is
made to the injunction plank. The
injunction plank adopted by the
republican convention is a retreat
from the position taken by the pres-
ident and by Secretary Taft in his
speeches, although neither of them
went as far as they ought to have
gone in their efforts to prevent what
is known as government by injunc-
ti<>11. Here is the third retreat.
The president has advocated the
the income tax as a means of pre-
venting swollen fortunes and equi-
lizing the burdens of government.
The republican platform is silent
on the subject. Was the president
ahead of the republican party in
advocating this reform, or has the ;
republican party receded front the
president's position? Did the pres-
ident give a false alarm on this
question or has the party Bounded
In the president's message to
congress last spring he presented
an indictment against the conspir-
icy formed among the great law-
breakers to prevent the enforcement
ol the law and to evade the punish-
ment provided by law. The plat-
form adopted by the republican
convention .contains no intimation
of danger II there are any coil-
spiricies. the convention did not
see tlietn; if there are any combina-
tions, the convention did not see
tlieni; il there are any dangers
ahead, it was uneoncious of them.
Was the president mistaken when
h e issued h i s defiance or are
the republican managers deceived
when they think an aroused public
will calmly contemplate the en-
croachments of preditory wealth.
This is retreat number six.
The convention by a vote of .Slits
to 111 — more than seven to oni —
voted down the plank in favor of
popular election of United States
senators. It is true that the presi-
dent and Secretary Taft have never-
advocated t h e popular election
of senators. They seem to take the
I la 111 i 11< >11 ia it rather than the Jeffer-
son view, but the most popular re-
form in the United States today is
the reform that has for its object
the election of United States sena-
tors by direct vote. It has been
endorsed five times by the national
house of representatives—three times
w hen the house was republican. It
lias been endorsed by nearly two.
thirds of the states of the union,
and there is probably not a state in
in the union in which it would not
be endorsed at a popular election
and yet in spite of the records made
in the house of representatives and
by the various states,'this reform is
rejected by the seven-to-one vote in
a republican national convention.
Here are seven propositions upon
which the republican in national
convention assembled, has retreat-
ed from the position taken by their
party in congress or front the po-
sition taken by the president.
What have Roosevelt republicans
to say? The president has awaken-
ed a spirit of reform in his party,
lie has at least revealed to the
world that there are reformers in
the republican party. Can that
spirit now be quelled by a stand-
pat convention? Millions of repub-
licans have enlisted at the presi-
dent's call to arms and are ready
to march forward; will they furl
their banners and turn back merely
because the president acquiesces in
the sounding of a retreat?—Bryan's
Canadian Equalization Board
The Canadian equalization board
will meet at the Union Hill school
bouse Monday, July 6th, for the
purpose of equalizing taxes.
fteo. Carpenter, Trustee.
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