Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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IF IT HAPPENED I
IT IS IN THE j
LEXiNGTOH LEADER j
ONE YEAR $1.00
(Consolidation of You Alls Doins, Established 1899: Cleveland County Leader, Established 1801.)
"Entered June 9. at Lexington. Ok la.as second-ola«§ matter, un-W Act of Conirrexs of March s, 1879."
FOR SUPERIOR JOB
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, APRIL y, I9O9.
And Still They Come
People like to do business where their interests are duly
considered. They like to be first choice in receiving
loans and accommodations.
Fortified as we are with Working Capital close 011(0 Fifty
Thousand Dollars we can help customers at all times.
^ That's why "The Old Reliable" cot
^ SCOTT FERRIS
The Only Speech Made
by an Oklahoman
in the House of
Washington, April 5.—On the
Hoor of the House of Represen-
tatives, Scott Ferris, of the Fifth
District, today made the following
speech, excoriating the Republi- $
cans for the unfair and unjust tariff
depositors Last Week
•' hank has stood back of ( loveland and Pottawatomie counties'
^C\p<VPrs almost twenty years. It is just as able and willing to
hack of you and your business today, as in the past.
Te know the Farmer is the bone and sinew of this country; that
by lending him assistance we are lielpi: 1.1 and every man in
Make this One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollar Bank your
bank. It will carry you through thick and thin.
l:tinners \ntipnal linnlc
o) hvxiHilton, ()U'I:ilmtn;\.
•h they propose to foist up-
on the people, Ferris sets forth his
ideas, what the bill does not con-
tain and what it should c ontain, if
it is to protect the great masses of
people who toil. He said:
I he Payne bill, which is occu-
pying the ^uinds of pur American
citizens at present, contains 4,000
items. Has a bond issue of $50,-
OOO.oOO in times of profound peace,
a treasury raid of $250,000,000 to
make up the depleted condition of
the treasury, made bare and empty
by ledythe Terrible' any allure-
ments for you?
ASK FOl< BREAD (IET STONE
The president had recommended,
and I am informed one of the
amendments will be, a stamp act,
win niiihiiH—miM i iwi awn minimum 'I'nm urn—^
1 his Bank Has Plenty of
Money to Loan
On Terms to Suit The
When Good Collateral is
SECURITY STATE BANK.
m swimmmmt mmammmammmim. a c
let the American school hoy have It is but a wild orgy for a drsperati
cheap school books. party seeking to refill a looted treas-
"Retrace your steps and let wood ury. an act accomplished while they
pulp go on the tree list, to the end were in absolute power.
that information may be had mori
cheaply. Remove a load from the
press of the country and your
names will be thrice blessed. Your
which reminds us of war without,; wnrk will be nobly done.
having war The people huv<
ed for bread and this bi'l
them . stone.
\ \TS IIAttKKtl?
DRAWBACK PROVISION VH'lOl'S
The drawback provision of the
I'ayni tariff bill is more vicious
th the rest. It enables the man-.
u.. ctun i |c << into'the ,r Mils if
the world and buy hi raw innt ia'
bill was- conceived in p: r-j free, bring them through the clifton
lllbt stl. i
;hi inp-nl ,
U uiporarly p
• t; , -
TE </F OKLAHOMA
ci Wliefas pursuant to the provis-
ions of'm Act entitled "An Act au-
ihorizfc the citizens of certain
town^Wto vote.bpnds for the pur-
pose/ building a bridge across the
Souf Canadian River" approved
1 Mar 16, 100!), petitions duly veri-
jjeilsigned by more than ten per
cetf 10 per cent) of the qualified
ele>rs living within the territorial
lirs of the Purcell-Lexington
lijge district as defined and estab-
P ]jed by said Act have been filed in
litiHice of the undersigned (iovern-
(,j,' c/if the State of Oklahoma, praying
/ an election to be called for the
d I rpose of electing a Board of Trus-
's to be composed of five (5)
icinbers, one (1) to bo elected
oivi each of the four townships
instituting said district, and one
1) to be elected at large, whose
mi of office shall be two (2) years
ml until their successors are eleet-
1 and qualified; and
\\ liereas said petitions have been
iy me examined and found in all
things to he in manner and form as
Now Therefore: I, C. N. Haskell
le'vernor of the State of Oklahoma,
l>\ virtue of authority vested in me
by law and by the provisions of
tm : hove mentioned Act, do here-
f-'.y proclaim and call a special elec-
tion to be held in the above de-
scribed Purcell-Lexington Bridgi
the aforementioned five (5) trus-
tees; that said election shall be
held on the 27th day of April, A.
1). 1909, and in the manner provid-
ed by the General Election laws of
The County Election Board of
Cleveland and .McClain Counties
I are hereby ordered and directed to
j do all things equal and necessary
| in arid about the holding of said
election, and to place upon the
1 ticket to .he voted therein, the
names of all candidates who shall
file petitions therefor.
j Said County Election Boards are
j further required and directed to
canvass the returns of said
i election as to those trustees within
their respective counties, and issue
I certificates of election therefor as
j provided by law. and to jointly as-
certain the trustee at large as pro-
vided by law. and issue certificate
of election upon the result.
In Testimony Whereof, I hereun-
to set niv hand and cause the Great!
Seal of the State of Oklahoma to
be affixed this 2(ith day of March,
A. I). 1909, and of the Indepen-
dence of United States of America,
[SEAL] C'. X. Haskell,
Seeretarv of State.
Every merchant should invest 10
per cent of his proceeds in live
newspaper advertising. It pays.
PREMO CAMERAS and PREMO SUPPLIES
and PLATES at
JANES & KENNEDY'S, Purcell, Okla.
Pure Drugs, Wall Paper and Paints.
What to Forget
If you would increase your hap-
piness and prolong your life, forget
your neighbors faults. Forget all
the slander you ever heard. For-
get the temptations. Forget the
fault finding, and only remember
j the good points which make you
fond of them. Forget all personal
quarrels or "history you may have
beard by accident, and which if rc-
peated may seem a thousand times
worse than they really are. Blot
out, as far as possible, all the disa-
greeableness of life; they will come,
but will only grow larger when you
remember them, and the constant
thought of the acts of meanness, or
worse still, malice, or will only tend
to make you more familiar with
them. Obliterate everything disa-
greeable from yesterday, start out
with a clean sheet to day, and write
upon it for sweet memories sake
only those things which arc lovely
Central High School
On Thursday night, April 1st,
the citizens of ti-l-east met at the
Valley Grove school house for the
purpose of discussing the Town-
ship Central High School question.
Quite a crowd attended and dif-
ferent plans of the subject were dis-
cussed; a permanent organization
The next meeting will be held at
Union Hill school house, at which
meeting County Superintendent B.
I!. McDonald and other prominent
speakers will be present. The plan
is to build a Township Central
High School in which the eighth
grade and higher grades shall be
Joseph Hiubke, Sec.
Card of Thanks
1 wish to express my heartfelt
thanks to those who kindly assisted
(luring the illness and death of my
father, Adam Witter.
r.. a,i i .Hi. t i.i i,-i ol
ways and means committee, show
conclusively that the schedules in
ti.' Payti" bill avei.iv
those of the exist in
Dingley tariff average
and sixteen hundredt
average in the I'ayne
five and seventy-two
per cent. Thus the
hill raises rates to the tunc of
and fiftv-six liundrc
' ominif e oi ! not ec erica. i p!: \ (,
Permit the democrat members u, , <h is to be sold abroad, the dis-
part icipate in their counsels. W1 torns house keeper is to repay not
ti .10 a holl"t\ inocke;; it free ■;ove part, but ail nf the duty s.i paid,
law. The nicut. What a shame and ad - "What is this but stripping the
s lorty-fonr grace to a free people. What are producer of every vestige of protec-
while the the democrat members of the ways tion, this measure on its face pur-
ill i- forty- and means committee appointed ports, to give'.' What is this mcas-
hundredths for.' I suppose in the next cam- ure but deception from beginning
'ayne tariff paign we will hear that the democrat to end. An entrapping of a heroic
party is responsible for
that befall this defectiv
"This measure is
mystery which we c
tlioni or understand.
i neither fa-
It is cloaked
APPEALS FOR l'ARMER
"The hill puts hides on the free
list so that the American farmer
and cattle raiser must compete
with the market of the world in the
sale of his hides, and at the same
breath must pay a tariff on boots
and shoes that is prohibitive. In until only the expert can
the former case the farmer of Okla- what you mean. Its effect
homa, raising cattle on lands worth more far-reaching and vicious
'T >0 per acre, must compete with you know.
cattle raisers of the desert and "Retrace your steps and -
• ngle where'Iain I is of relatively no the duty on I Is -I -1 i
value,.. This hill is strictly in the the bill, that the bright-eyed
interests of the factories. It is a
- lame and a disgrace to prepetuate
-noli a bill on such a heroic pecple:
In. a people who produce more eve-
ry year than they themselves con-
TRIBUTE TO TRUST"
This bill I >ears an extortionate
duty on lumber, again placing a tax
on home building and paying a
tribute to the lumber trust. This
party of feigned prosperity, brought
about on borrowed money, is faulty
and frail. It will not ai
stand the light of reason.
' people who produce iu time of
peace, who protect in time of war.
whose patriotism never wants and
who in truth and in fact are the
very cornerstone and fabric of this
lutv there. I
and girls of the land may be better
shod for less money.
"Retrace your parti.-an steps and
place boots and shoes where you
have placed hides.
"Why he fair to one and unfair
"Think of the economy
lowing money and issuing bonds in
time of peace, in order t > afford
prosperity. We must quite con-
clude that the republican party i-
willing to have prosperity, even if
they have to plunder the treasury
to do it.
PLEA EOR THE PRESS
"This bill imposes a duty on
wood pulp and print paper. This
can only result iu an additional
burden to the press of the country.
It can only result in restricting in-
telligence. It is wrong in incep-
LIsTEN TO THE MILLIONS
Why make a feast lor one and
dire famine for another?
"Why ignore the rights of the
millions who produce and consume
and sheiter under the wing of the
annot protective tariff the leather trust,
whose tentacles are more far-reach-
ing than we know?
"Retrace your hasty action and
strike from this hiiI the inheritance
tax provision and insert in lieu
thereof an income tax. •
"Why tax the dead, who at best
are but moderately well off, and let
the swollen fortunes of the living
go untouched? To pass the inheri-
tance tax within this bill is but to
collect duplicate taxes in more than
three-fourths of the states, that al-
ready have inheritance tax laws.
M \ \t TAI"I't'RER'S APPE 1 L
I iiis i- a remarkable provision
the federal government to enact
and its effect is even more marvel-
ous than the provision itself would
impart. Let us all look at it. Let
lis all study it. Let us all worry
lover it, both democrats and repub-
licans. and marvel at it together.
The American manufacturers in
their testimony before the eonimit-
t 'e and I might say that is about all
the testimony there is, vigorously
contend that their reason for asking
the federal government to protect
ti 1 in i - : hat they cannot run at
profit without it. Now if there be
reason in protecting the unprofi-
table business, why is there not
more reason in protecting the prof-
itable business.' Unprofitable busi-
ness may be as good in the eyes of
the protectionist, as the profitable
one. hut surely it i- not better.
For as you protectionists contend,
the mantle of protection is wide
enough and broad enough to cover
us all. And if this be true, protec-
tion would neither be an advantage
or disadvantage. We would neith-
er be better off nor worse off, but
as in the beginning.
"The democratic theory is that
there is lint two ways to get a thing:
either we must make it or take it,
and the republican theory of protec-
tion is stronger for the latter than
"To enact this law is a leap iu for the Hornier.
the dark for the federal government "If the unprofi' ihle business has
tion. It should no longer be per- ■ to take. To take this step is to go to be paid so to speak, to remain
petuated. Retrace your steps and i outside of the constitutional intent. (Continued on page five)
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Fox, J. O. Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1909, newspaper, April 9, 1909; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110358/m1/1/: accessed December 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.