Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, August 6, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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NEW STATE NOTES.
As a result of the special election
Taloga will liave a *16,000 water sy
•em Htid a $ii,000 town hall.
Fire at Fairfax last week destroyed
three business establishments anil
caused a loss of $20,000.
Governor Haskell has appointed
''red P. Branson of Muskogee a mem-
ber of the state election board to suc-
ceed J. M. Bolin of Ada, resigned.
Leonard Evert, a gray haired res-
taurant keeper of Muskogee, estimat-
ed to be worth $73,000, is In jail there
charged with passing a counterfeit
dollar on an Indian.
The corporation com miss ion has
cited the M., K. &. T. to appear August
10 and answer to a contempt charg>
trains having refused to stop at Craig
spur when flagged.
State Superintendent E. I). Cameron
Is at home In Guthrie suffering from
a 'badly sprained ankle as the result
of leaping from an automobile which
almost went nlto a 12-foot ditch near
Seward last week.
NATIONS WITCHING SPAIN
GERMANY AND FRANCE WOULD
mi TSTS ABE AGAIN QUIET
Seek to Crush Out Rebellion in Or.
der to Cope With Powers—Revo-
lutionists Demand Release
Governor Haskell has get Septem-
ber 3 as the date for the special elec-
tion in northwestern Wagoner county
for two townships of that county to
voto whether they wish to secede to
The supreme court has heard argu-
ments and took under advisement the
Ardmore bond election case In which
$365,000 of municipal bonds are 'be-
ing tested. A term of the dlstrlc
court was set for Coal county, from
•Iuly 31 to August 14.
Guthrie may petition congress to en
act a law, post haste, that will tpre
vent the state voting on the location
of a permanent state capital prior t
1913, the date fixed toy the enabling
act, which the constitution accepted.
Mrs. T. P. Gore, wife of U. S. Sena
tor Gore, arrived in Lawton last week
accompanied by her daughter. The
will spend tile summer at their Law-
Formal complaint has finally been
lid with Attorney General West
against John D. Jordan, sheriff, and
John II. Kane, county attorney
Washington county, aleging slack and
unfair performance of their duties In
enforcing the prohibitory Jaws of the
Inability of police regulations to
prevent "joy riding" upon certain
newly paved streets in Muskogee has
led the .residents to circulate petitions
to the mayor to prohibit autos upon
Three members of the Southwestern
normal faculty left Weatherford last
wet k on a 90-mile cross-countrv tramp.
They expect to go as far as "lawton.
Following a bitter fight waged by
the Tulsa Street Railway company
"gainst the project, the proposition to
grant a second street railway a fran-
chise carried recently on a referen-
The Railway Young Men's Christian
association at 'Sapulpa Is closing the
month with-the largest membership in
Its history 700. The organization
has outgrown its preesnt three-story'
building and a new one Is among the
prospective things of Immediate fit-
During! the absence from Ardmore
®f Br. H. G. Connelley pastor of the
< hristian church his pulpit will be
occupied on Sunday evenings by lay
members who are expected to deliver
addresses on subjects kindred to re-
'ari.s. International complications
of sweeping character may result
from the Spanish-Moor conflict at
Melllla, according to French diplo-
mats who are whispering beneath
their breath that Franc* may attempt
to seize all Spanish possessions in
case French property Is not protected
Along comes Germany with her re-
(ported assistance to the fanatical
Moors, and who is casting covetous
yes at the iron mines of the Spanish
districts. The Krupps would be great-
ly benefited should Germany seize
With both France and Germany
longing for Moroccan possessions,
and Spain realizing tills feeling on the
part of her neighbors, the situation at
present is decidedly Interesting even
if it does not develop into a triangular
Since Spain knows that there is a
possibility of her losing another ot
her few colonial possessions, she Is
fighting hard t-o suppress the revolu-
tionists at Barcelona, for, If success-
ful in this, she wili be better able to
cope with any international situation
which may arise.
The city of Barcelona is quiet, but
the populace unceasingly demands
the liberation or the prisoners taken
during the lighting. Troops still pa-
trol the streets, but otherwise life is
It is stated Trom a good source
that the revolutionists Intend again
t > take up arms if the prisoners are
The figures of the casualties among
the troops during the insurrection
made public officially, did not include
the civil guards of whom many were
killed or wounded.
It is almost itnposible to give an
estimate of the number of victims ol
the disorders, but they are far in ex-
cess of the official figures announced.
It is rumored that Senor Inglesals,
ditor of the revolutionary paper, El
Progresso, who was reported to have
KING OF SPAIN IN TERROR.
TULSA FOR FIVE DAYS
GOV. HASKELL ORESSES CONVENTION
Churches and Convents Are Burned
and Many Are Slain.
San Sebastian, Spain.—The royal
family is still at Miramar palace. The
report lhat Queen Victoria, the t|uecn
mother of Maria Christiana and th
! royal family had crossed the frontier
|.and gone to Bayonne until the crisis
was over, is untrue.
It is understood that both I be queen
and the queen mother were anxious to
follow the king to Madrid, but the
king considered It a better and safer
course that they should remain at
San Sebastain until the interior crisis
... , Pale and worn by civil and foreign
labor leaders the *th annual cote j strlfe King Alfonso sits on a throne
ration of the Oklahoma State Fed j substantial as the house builded upon
oration of Labor convened in Tulsa , tUo 8ands. His overthrow is clamored
Monday. I he convention lasted five for by ,hl3 thousands of revolutionists
days and more than 300 delegates wen, the 80Uthern part of Spain and as
In attendance from all parts ol' the; thla llurest ha8 comlmmlcated l!solf
Klate j l" the interior sections of the coun-
'Hie matter most in evidence pre- try, grave diplomats admit that the
New Officers Will Be Installed and
Place for Next Convention Se-
lected— Many Towns in
Tulsa, Okla.—Preceded by the in-
spiring strains of several airs, extol-
ling the cause of labor as played by
the Commercial club band, and a
warm reception at the hands of local
TARIFF BILL FUSSES HOUSE
REPUBLICANS CHEER AND CON.
THE FINAL VOTE GAST STOOO 195 TO 183
Adopt Conference Report at Close of
Crowds Witness the Closing
Evil Effects of Hate.
Hawthorne: The hate we bear ou|
enemies injures their happiness lesi
Industry and Frugality.
The way to wealth is as plain as the
way to market. It depends chiefly
on two words, industry and frugality!
that is, wast 'neither time nor mon-
ey, but make the best use of both.
Without industry and frugality noth-
ing will do, and with them, everything,
ceding the convention was the har-
mony of feeling existing between the
outgoing and Incoming sets of off!
cerB and their adherents.
royal house Is in danget t f b
Socialists demanding the overthrow
of the monarchy are taking advantage
Outgoing President Bowerman pie- of the occasion and reaching their
sided over the convention from the be j anarchistic doctrines broadcast all
ginning until the Cloning day when the | lending to further heighten the reel-
selection of new officers made at the J lug of unrest.
referendum election was confirmed. The holy war is being preached
rhfeats as to what the new regime I from Couta to Houluiuga and the
would do to I he old in case they tried | whole country is aflame with fanatic-
to overawe the convention and coun j ism. The position of the Moors on
ter threats on the part of the adher- j Mount Curuga, where 30,000 warriors
ellis of the presiding council of ofll- are concentrated, is considered to be
cers, such as pervaded the air las: : impregnable.
week, were smothered out in the gen -I At Barcelona women fought with
t ral acclaim of friendship and broth- men, urging them to tight to death.
erly spirit and those who came here
anticipating anything sensational will
very likely be disappointed.
The Monday afternoon session open-
ed with an address by State Senator
Yeager of Tulsa, the subject dealing
with state and municipal socialism.
Mr. Yeager advocated state ownership ! fields to the cries
of all public service Corporations with Church
simply sufficient fee charges to* pay
operating expenses. £. O. Dawes, ex-
president of the farmers' union, then
addressed the meeting after w hich Un-
delegates were taken for a tour of the
Monday night Governor Haskell and
J. Y. Callahan addressed the delegates
and citizens in an open air meeting.
This was followed by a sumptuous
banquet at the Brady hotel, given by
Tate Brady. The governor also deliv
ered a speech at the banquet.
The representatives of Oklahoma
throughout the province, church
property was a special object of pop-
ular fury. Horrible stories are re-
counted of the merciless fashion in
which churches and convents were
sacked and burned. The inmates ol
the institutions were driven into the
of "Dowu with
been smumarily shot, is living and ' citles were here with full delegations.
has been released from the fortress
Order has been restored in Sabl
dall and Mataro. The gunboat Te-
merclo has arrived with numerous
A number of prisoners who were
being held on board the Spanish gun-
boat, Temeraro, have been liberated
Communication by train with the out
side world is increasing and com-
merce is being actively resumed.
Secretary of State III.
Guthrie. Okla.—The condition ol
Secretary of State Bill Cross, who has
been seriously ill with his old heart
trouble the last three weeks, is excit-
ing the deep concern of his friends.
It is f; ared that he will never fully
Improve Rural Mail Delivery.
Washington, 1). C.—Representative
Dick T. Morgan, of the second Okla-
homa congressional district, belleve9
in rural free mall delivery and is try-
ing to have every county in his dls-
let fixed up with a complete de-
accompanied by their local boosters,
who -vlll engage in the contests to se-
cure the next meeting of the state
federation for their respective towns.
Chickasha, El Reno and Enid are can-
The Frisco which is so heavily In-
terested at Sapulpa, is constructing
a cut-ofr from Frederick to Altus It
Will detour a lot of freight to Okla-
hoina City which formerly
toy way of Snyder.
hud to go
Four hundred men, each of whom
draws a salary of $100 to $!2j p,.r
month, are employed by the Interior
department to gurd the unallotted
timber lands of the
southeastern part of the
1 he ass- IS, a valuation of El Reno
ns equalized b; the state board, is
I '-Ti9,000 for this year, a
1 on than. on« and on
7ion dollar* over last
bar association has filed
supreme court its report on
the r. rnt examination held in Gutb-
rte of applicant for admission to lb
bar. Hut thirteen of the class of nim
ty that took the examinations fail. J t
Locate Confederate Home at Ardmore.
Oklahoma City.—Following an ail
day conference at the Threadgil] ho-
tel. a committee of Confederate vetcr*
ans Tuesday evening decided on Ard-
more as the location for the state
h-.imo for ex-Confederates. Ileresen-
tative John R. Whayne, of Carter
county address ad the committee in
behalf of Ardmore.
Ardmore offered as an inducement
to location a forty-acre tract of land,
ft.250 in cash, and free heat, water
and light for a period of five v^ars.
Three ballots were taken on the lo
cation. Ardmore winning on the' third.
Oklahoma City, also offering a liberal
bonus in land and money, was a close
W. F. Gilmer, financial agent for the
home, stated that more than $20,000
had . been contributed to the home
fund and that $15,000 was forthcom-
ing. The board of trustees selected
a committee consisting of Dr. n. M.
Halley of Hallo ville. R. A. Sneed ol
Lawton anil I H. Pullman of Ard-
more to take charge of the building
Bring Suit for Fortune.
M< .Wester, Okiiu—After hearing
evidence for eleven days, Judge R.
V Higgins of the county court has
admlttted to probate the will ol
Joseph A. Barnett, an old man who
University Bids Not Accepted.
Guthrie, Okla.—That the plans of
the main hall of the state university
must be considerably reduced or the
structure shorn of ornamentation to
grimmest plainness, seemed the con-
census of the architects who met with
th<- board of regents and board of pub-
lic affairs to open the bids for the
$2f'0,000 building. Five firms of archi- I
tects had In bids, and their bids ex- j
ceeded from $7,702 to $07,000 the le-gis- |
lative appropriation on the original
Cite Telephone Company for Contempt
Guthrie, Okla.—The mislaid com-
plaint of the Burrows Oil company ot
Oklahoma City, charging that the Pio-
neer Telephone company had recently
raised their 'phone rate from $ :.75 to
$i.I0 per month, has been properly
tiled with the corporation commission
and citation issued to the Pioneer to
appear August 10 and show why it
should not be held in contempt for
violating order 101 of the commission
which forbids any raise in rates with
out notice to the commission.
Bank Examiner Appointed.
Guthrie, Okla.—F. G. Dennis of Tut-
tle has been appolntd state bank ex
arniner by Commissioner Young, to
take the place vacated by W. E. Gor-
don of Muskogee, who resigned to ac-
cept the cashiership of the First Na-
tional bank of Tulsa.
Wright as Instructor.
Washington.—Wilbur Wright will
return to .Washington early next week
to instruct Lieutenants Lahm and
Foulois of the signal corps in th
Makes Report to Committee.
Muskogee, Okla.—Secretary R. D.
Sangster of the Muskogee Commercial
club, in submitting a report to the riv-
and harbors committee of con-
gress, shows that the Muskogee dis-
trict, as outlined for use in the Im-
provement of the Arkansas river and
embracing the counties of Muskogee,
Wagoner, Cherokee and Sequoyah, has
a population of 54,270. 780,005 acres
of tillable land and 276,707 acres of
Washington.—The lower house of
congress Saturday adopted the confer-
ence report on the tariff bill, 195 to
183. The republicans shrieked in their
delight over the final outcome, and
Chairman Payne was the central figure
an admiring and congratulatory
crow d of colleagues. Many republicans
voted against the measure and two
democrats for it.
The vote was the climax ' of an
eleven-hour session, conducted through
niost oppressive heat, but enlivened
by a dozen or more speeches of more
or less fiery nature. The temperature
did not deter a vast throng from go-
ing to the capitol to witness the clos-
I he passage of the bill was accom-
plished in great confusion. The house
and galleries had kept tally. Before
Speaker Cannon could announce the
vote It was known the bill had passed.
A demonstration followed.
Republican members leaped to their
feet to cheer Payne. They crowded
about him io shake his hand. The
crowds In the galleries cheered and
waved handkerchiefs in great en-
Speaker Cannon stood for a couple
of minutes with raised gavel to permit
the confusion to subside. Then he
announced the vote and the cheering
The democrats sat silent, but viewed
the scene with broad smiles. Their
orators have promised the republicans
the bill will cause the loss of many
republican states in congress. They
were not sorry the end had come, and
the bill was through the house.
The day opened with what appeared
to be part of an organized filibuster
against the conference report, when
Representative Mondell, of Wyoming,
demanded tho reading of the lengthy
document. This proceeded for about
an hour aud a half, when, with about
two-thirds remaining to be read,
Mondell permitted the debate to go
"We have revised the tariff and
have taken off unnecessary duties,"
said Payne, "not all along the line
generally, but in our revision of the
tariff we have revised the tariff down-
ward and yet we have held the scales
so evenly that we have done no in-
jury to any person or any industry in
the United States.
"These rates increase the revenue
from customs less than $4,000,000. The
corporation tax is estimated to pro-
duce $2(1,000,000 and tobacco nine and
one-third million dollars."
He placed the increase of revenue at
A Strange Story.
A family in this city has just celo>
brated the twentieth anniversary ol
the entrance 'of the cook into their
service. Truth is stranger than
tion,—New York Herald.
'Tis the Mood That Counts.
For the disatlsfied man, all life is
unsatisfactory; and for the one that i
contented, the world is full of conv
forts. And, for the cheerful man,
even the easterly wind is musical ir
the window crevices.—Mountford.
State Bars Cigarettes.
St. Paul, Minn.—After August 1 It
will be unlawful to sell cigarettes in
Minnesoota under a bill passed by the
One of the Few.
There is a man in our town, and
he is wondrous wise; when he writeth
to tho editor lie dotteth all his i's.
And when the i's are dotted, to provo
•that he's the cheese, he punctuates
each paragraph and crosseth all his
t's. Upon one side alone he writes,
and never rolls the leaves; so from
tho stern blue pencli man a smile he
oft receives. And when a question
he doth ask (he's truly a wise guy),
a two-cent stamp he never fais to in-
close for a reply.
Recollections of Tour.
In a London drawing room recently
the hostess said to a comfortable look,
ing lady ,the widow of a wealthy Mivi-
land manufacturer, who had been tour<
ing during the winter in the sunny
south: "Of course, you went to Rome,
dear Mrs. Dash?" "Rome!" replied the
widow vaguely and meditatively, "di.J
we go to Rome, Ethel?"—to hei
daughter this. "Yes, ma, you know
we did, that b'g place where 1 bought
those lovely silk stockings."
A show was advertised in Tupeka
recently with a girl to give tho Salome
dance. Everyone went expecting to
see something wicked, and the girl
did the dance in a bath robe! Th6
real Salome wears only seven veils,
dances seven times, and takes off d
veil every time. Real proper peopU
eave at tho third veil.—Atehieon
Most Men Can be Tracked.
Most men can be tracked as easily
as you track a fox. Original men,
even if they go to the universities,
have a trick of leaving them without
taking a degree. Who taught Robert
Browning his marvelous lore? You
coiinot say. N'o great poet perhaps
ever expressed orthodox opinions.—
land under cultivation. ' "
. New Building for University.
Norman, Okla.—Plans for the new
engineering building for the university
arrived last week and work on tho
i* on lots ot the signal corps in the ma-] ture of the murderer nr n t pi., ',! ftr"ctllre wln commence at once. The
nipulatlon of the Wright aeroplane.' near Stillwater Julv "l 8 i building will be'built out of the brick
taken from the old main bulldir
Reward for Murderer.
Guthrie, Okla—Governor Haskell
has offred $100 reward for the can-'
Mexico Suffers From Earthquake, j Norman Mayor for Dean of Law School
Mexico City —Mexico City was ! Norman, Okla.—Since Judge Al-
len G. Hail, dean of the law depart-
ment of Vanderbilt university, has de-
cided that he does not want the dean-
ship of the law department of Okla-
homa university, friends of Mayor
James M. Gresham of Norman are
very anxious that he secure th# posi
I again severely bumped by an earth-
quake Saturday. A shock 'more severe
than any yet experienced rocked the
city for one minute and forty seconds.
The first faint swaying- came at
12:42, but tin- nervous people needed
nothing more than the slightest
tremble to sind them pouring into the
streets. The shock ;rew in intensity
•t the end of the first thirty sec-
It began with a long swaying north
to south oscillatory motion, which
Revolution in Spain Continues.
San Sebastian, Spain.—An authori-
tative personage declared Saturday
that ten courtsmartial sat continuously
changed to a bumping trepldatory ac- I throughout Thursday and Friday anil
tion. No great damage was done,
though many walls, weakened by the
previous shocks fell, while numerous
buildings were cracked.
The national palace suffered con-
siderably. The chamber of a nib san-
ders, the post office and other sections
of the handsome building were dam-
aged. i lie .Mutual Life Insurance
company building, the Stillwell build-
ing nnd the cathedral were among tile
other large edifices the w alls of n nlch
that the number of revolutionists con-
demned and shot is estimated at 120.
Abou 3,000 revolutionists were killed
or wounded by machine guns or rifle
Appeal Stops Order.
Guthrie. Okla.—The corporation
commission's revised tariff of express
rates will not go into effect August 1.
as per the original order, owing to an
appeal to the supreme court taken by
the express coinpanie
Tulsa Bank Sells.
Tulsa, Okla.—One of tho largest and
most important financial deals ever
made in this city was consummated j
Saturday when the First National bank | law is
of Tulsa was sold
The Norman ci
a very stringent 1
It knocks out all • <,|V
more than one-half per c
and places set,, pciiallle
unci! has pas
died a few weeks a ;
tune of more than
• hutch, cutting off
with one dollar each.
and left a for-
$100,000 to ths l
11 Ills relative!
"ii i ue ground of mental incapacity.
Harnett was miserly and was always
heard to abuse churches and preach
Game Law Violated.
Muskogee, Okla.—Deputy game war-
dens in many counties in the eastern
part of the state allege that the game
being violated with impunity,
both by hunters and fishermen using
| nets and selus. They declare that it
Japanese City Swept by Fire. j |, practically impossible lo slop this
jpsaka, Japan. -At 6 o'clock Sunday I because as soon ns a man Is arretted
morning the terrible conflagration he calls for a jury of his nei
which had reduced to ashes ft large I and they, before a justic
portion ol th. city, .va under cont'ol. acquit the defendant, 4>"
I,' to that hour $i:i,iiii()0 area four deputies became disgusted
miles square, was sw ept by the llames. ] signed.
i of th
) of the
May Open Cherokee Roils.
Guthrie, Okla.—Ex-Congressman Jim
Davenport of Vinita was in Guthrie
Monday getting some supreme court
records preparatory to a trip to Wash-
ington, D. C., where he will probably
enter suit in the court of claims for a
re-opening of the rolls of the Eastern
Cherokees, made up of those Chero-
kee* who are to participate in the $5,.
000,000 Eastern Cherokee payment
next January. Mr. Davenport says
the rolls at present are very irregular.
White Man Is Lynched.
Platte City, Mo.—George Johnson,
white, was lynched here Monday. On
June 20 Johnson murdered John
Moore, a farmer residing near this
city. Moore was popular and public
opinion inclined to the 1 ;>lief that the
murder was unprovoked.
Oklahoma Prison Guards.
Wasington, D. C—Charles M. Ar-
thur of Shawnee and Martin J. Heat-
lean of Yukon, Okla., have been ap-
pointed guards at the United States
penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga.
First Use of War Balloon.
At the battle of Fleuris June 26,
1794, in the French revolutionary
period, the balloon was for the first
time used in the service of the army
The Austrians, stupefied, saw the cap-
tive airship Entrepenant above thelj
heads at a height of 300 meters. This
apparition greatly angered the Aus.
Irian, Gen, Cobourg, who cried out:
"Is there anything these scoundrels
wir not invent?"
Camera Points Out Faults.
Before the Royal Photographic So
ciety of England a lecturer said re-
cently: "One of the (reasons why
Americans excel in certain branches
of athletics is that athletic clubs in
the United States use the focalplane
photograph and the cinematograph to
record every incident of their prac-
tices. Afterward faults are corrected
by careful study of what the camera
Safety for Submarine Crew.
Cie«s of British submarines are
taught how to use a safety helmet
and waterproof ja-cket designed
save them in case the submarine
which they are engaged is sunk. The
men are taught in a special tank anil
are lowered into the water in a kind
of diving bell They learn to put on
the helmet and jacket—which carry
a store of air capable of being used
over and ever again and which can bo
put on in 30 seconds—and also how to
leav.-. the sunken vessel.
We have tbe largeit itock o!
Fin h*d Mcnomenti in j h«
Southwell. Call or writ#
oklahoma city mar-
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12^ Weil California Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stein Gets Office.
Sapulpa, Okla.—Harry G. stein re-
turned Monday from Montana and
has assumed charge of the sheriff's
State Dispensaries Close.
Columbia, S. C.—At sunset Monday
every dispensary in South Carolina
closed Its doors, some of them prob-
ably permanently, the others for about
!i month, August 16 every one of the
2i wet counties lu th" state will vote
on the liauor question.
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