Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, September 17, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
LEXINGTON OK LA
NEW STATE NEWS.
t'nlted States Senator T I* Gort ar-
rived h'/mo la« week to rest the re-
mainder of the rummer, bavin* just
completed tour on cbatauqua cir-
The corner ston< for Al a« new
J1 j.000 M. K. chrch wan laid with cer
i tnony last week. The addres* wa*
(.'olivered by Dr. fleorge H. Bradford
u'. Kjiworth l.'nlverslt.i
Cherokee ha* spent $200,000 in mu
• npal improvement* this year, wblea
Includes water work" and sewers,
liKbtins plants, school building*. parks,
The (ran and electric plant* of the
I"I Reno Can and Electric copan? were
(•old last week to H. M. Kyietoy I-
Co., of Chicago, for a connidermloa
of |2'i0,000. Thin Ii the largest
amount ever involved in a sltigla
transaction In K1 Reno.
The county commissioners of Co-
manche county have passed resolu
(Iona authorising the Immediate pur
chase of teams, camp and camp equip
uient and tools for road work for the
establishment of a "convict camp'
^nd instructing the county sheriff to
work those prisoners in the county
jail convicted of misdemeanors on
the public roads.
The provision of the game law pass-
ed by last legislature which allows
the game warden to draw warrants on
the gaine protection fund, without any
appropriation by the legislature, for
the payment of his assistants and ex-
penses was declared unconstitutional
bv Judge A. II. Huston In the district
court at Guthrie.
Attorney General West has filed th«
State'B answer In the suits brought
In the Federal Court of the Eastern
Oklahoma District to enjoin all in-
terference on the part of the State
wl<h the piping of natural gas out of
Resolutions passed by the Commis-
sioners provide for the Immediate
commencement of the system of/en
forced convict labor on public roads
and the sentence of persona convict
ed of misdemeanors In the future will
crnslgn them to the convict camp in-
stead of cells.
The Pioneer Telephone company has
p< rfected an appeal to the supremo
court upon the fine of $100 for con-
tempt Imposed by the State Corpora-
Helena a meeting of the republican
stale committee lis called in the lm-
n edlalff fifturo, acordlng to State Seo-
ul or BfoWrtlee of Kingfisher, a major
lt.y of tlje st.'tfee coptmlttee members
will act In the election of a new state
Atoka public schools opened last
week with an enrollment of G02.
Prof. E. T. McArthur Is superintend-
G.i R. Riley of Shawnee is n first
cousin of Commander Robert E. Peary
and lias been In the past closely a -
collated with him. He has a large
collection of relics of Peary's former
Arctic expeditions, presented to him
ly his relative.
In order to raise money to help pay
off the debt of the new Christian
Church at Heaver City, the young men
of the Sitmlay school organized last
spring and have cultivated fifty acres
of broomcorn. the proceeds of the
entlrfe crop to be turned Into tln
The residence of Mrc. E. C. Jones,
librarian of the Carnegie library, was
burned at Ardmore during the past
week, and but little more than tUe
frame of the house was saved.
Judge Harry Huston In the District
Court at Guthrie has denied the peti-
tion of State Game Warden Askew of
Chickasha for a writ of mandamus to
compel Stato Auditor Trapp to pay
warrants on the State for game pro-
Attorney General West will not
bring suit against Lieut. Governor Bel-
lamy for return of the money he has
reoelved from the stale banking board
a«i Its chairman, but will allow the
matter to be tested In the mandamus
suit which Mr. Ileliamv filed In lue
Lagon county superior courL
An iucre.i-o of $10,000 over the
frolght and ticket receipts of the Santa
Fe and Katy railroads at Bartlesville
for Ihe month of August and over
the month of August of last year Is
the statement made by H. T. Winu,
joint agent for the two railroads.
The state department of labor Is
sending out a circular letter acrora-
panlcd by a cop) of the child labor
law }(> all ihe factorlei-- workshops
and bakeries in the stale, calling at-
tention to the provisions or the law,'
and announcing that they Intend to
enforce the law to the letter.
Muikogee freeholders will vote upon
the c'x!i...er for the commission form
of uovernment for that city on oil
before the ninth day oI November, tlild
COUNTRY MAY BG, IMPORTER 0"
CEOLARESIH1FURM LIFE IS SEGLiLIIG
Bankers in Natioral Corvcnticn zX
Chicago are Asked to Lend Sup-
port to Reform—Says Agricjl-
culture Should Lead.
CHIC \Qii Wa nil $ i
It* J St at eli may goon ceai o to an
r\porl€r of foodstuff:* was giv«*n to the
American Banker# a«#ociat!' a Tues-
day a fh# fJose of th«- first days .sos-
•km Of t .V* -fifth IflVttri crrri-
v* niton of tb«: organization b; Janus
The idwt th.*t we f e<| thf world ii?
being corrected," uaid Mr Hill, "and
ui:!♦." v. - can Increase the agricultural
IX)Illation and their products, the
qi inn • f a source of food Hiipply at
bonie will w on supercede tie- question
of a market abroad."
All throuzh the admire** Mr. Hill
HOtiffbt to Impress on the delegate^
tftK? future prosperity in to < Jioe in
the development of agricultural, rath*
ei than in extension of foreign mar-
ket h Toi* agricultural goods.
"The well-being of a country. Its
political institutions th - direction of
iff- industrial progress and ultimately
of |K>pular genius itself depend inti
tn;«tely upon the amount, distribution
'4Jj<1 employment of its capital in the
vhape of cash and credit.
"The use made of that wealth will
determine largely the quality of the
n< \- national era and the Ideals that
mm- the new generation* The bank-
ers of a country, for centuries jKist,
but more completely now than ever
before, rank high among the custodi-
ans of the nation's future. This gives
to the deliberation.- of a body auch as
"I may, therefore, be excused for
departing from precedent if I d*--
vote this opportunit) to a brief re-
view of one of the larger national
needs of Hie 1'oiled States, since the
country are represented here, rather
than i i some topic directly connected
with the conduct of the banking bus
"The public Is now to some extent
awake to the relative value of the
different occupations as sources of
wealth. The farm Is our main re-
liance Kvery other activity depends
upon that. The farms of this country
are. now adding annually over eight
billion dollars to the total ol our as-
sets; a total which, unlike that of
nianunfacturlng, and other industries,
n res«nts not value conferred by hu
man labor upon some material already
existing but. value actually created
out of elemental tilings.
"This Is the annual miracle of the
earth, quite as Vonderful as if a
new planet should appear in space
each twelvemonth. It Is the mother
of every other form of human Indus
try. Our tillable area uiav bo made
to support millions of people greatly
multiplied after the last bit of min-
eral has been extracted from the earth
ar.d man's ingenuity In fashioning tools
and fabrics has passed ft limit. There
Is no comparison, in volume, in value
and In relation to human enterprise
and the very continuance of human
Jlfe between the cultivation of the
soil and any other occupation.
New Head for National Park
Washington, I>. (\—Following closely
the recent visit of Congresman Uiro
McGuire, Secretary of Interior Balliti-
ger has announced the appoiirtnx ht of
William J. French, of Alva, Okla , to j
the superlntendency of Piatt national
park, at Sulphur, vice Albert K. (Jreen
Woman Surveys for Sewers
Sapula, Okla.— Miss Sarah .1. Hob
erts, aged 24 years, has after six |
months' alnnst continuous work, com
pleted the big contract of •surveying
for tho extensive sewer system pro
posed for this city. Miss Roberts' fath
er had the contract for the work, out ;
business in other places occupied his
time and the local Job was turned over
<< his daughter who is a skill civil I
«ngineiT. She had charge of the large
force of men.
Declares Nowata Winner.
(luthrie, Okla (Jovernor Haskell
has Issued a proclamation declaring
Nowata too be the winner in the re-
cent county seat election in Nowata
county and a other declaring Fairview
to he a city of the first class. Another
proclamation declares that the \ )te In
certain precincts of Wagoner county
was favorable to the proposition of art
ncxing themselves to Tulsa county,
and calls an election in Tulsa county
on October 12.
Kvery shadow in life Is evidence of
a sun some win le.
Peary Again Hurls Lit.
1 tattle Harbor, I-ib!rador.—"1
am the only white man who ha:* ever
reached the North Pole, and I am
prepared to prove it." This statement
was made to a representative of tjif
Associated Press by Commander Rob-
ert E. Peary, in reply to a (fuostloo on
the Poary-Cook controversy.
Morgan Succeeds Harriman
New York—J. P. Morgan, Jr., waa
elected Tuesday to the late E. H. liar
rlman's place on the board of dlrectorf
o- the National City bank.
Alma Martin Estabrook
Author af "My Cousin Patricia"
PICTURES BY A. WEIL
(Copyright, by J. il. I.lppin'.-oit Co)
Tli<- Mnry op#n* with * at a
party. Ml** Henrietta Wlnstanl^y, Bi*
trr of Hlflhop Wln tanley overheard
flanker Ankony propone to Barbara Hern
Ingray, whose brother I)an waa In hi«
employ. Dan was one of the town's pop-
ular ynunK men He showed soma nerv-
ousness when Attorney Tom Twining told
lilrn Hnrharn refused Ankony. Ankony
the following day, summoning Twining,
a< <*UHed Dan of looting the bank. Twin-
ing refused to prosecute. Barbara per
suaded Ankony to postpone (starting
My mind refused tn conceive of the
enormity of the sacrifice. I walked on
stupidly, having no notion where I
was going, but feeling that I must
keep going. The avenue was filled
with vehicles. It was Its most fash-
ionable hour, and several of my
friends were passing; but I affected
to see none of them. To save me, I
could not have met their smiles with
summoned ones, and I was not minded
to try. But, looking straight ahead as
1 was, I yet felt them coming—Bar-
bara and Ankony, and they were upon
me before I could turn into a side
street and avoid them.
Ankony's turnout was the smartest
in the street, and it was fitting, per-
haps, that the most charming girl
in town should sit beside him. She
wore a simple blue gown—perhaps it,
too, was made-over; 1 reflected hastily
that she would not have to wear that
kind after she married Ankony—and
to the caBual observer she must have
looked happy and serene, but to me,
In the instant of our meeting, there
was something back of her smiles that
«tartled me, something that surely
looked forth in terror—the Impotent
terror that Is vague and still and does
not realize its own appeal. It was as
If, unconsciously, she had put out a
sudden hand to me.
I went out to the curb to speak with
them. . .
"Yoti will want ^o give us jrour
blessing, Twining, if you have heard
the good news," Ankony said, with
"Yets, I have Just heartl," I said.
I held out my hand to Barbara, and
she gave me hers, a little, cold, un-
steady hand. Her eyes tried not to
falter beneath mine, and she smiled. 1
wished to heaven she had not, for 1
carried that smile with me for weeks.
"Miss llenilngray knows that I de-
sire nothing so much as her happi-
ness," said I.
She pressed the tips of my fingers
as I withdrew them.
Ankony extended his hand, but I
was stooping to fleck something from
"Well," said he, in a simulation of
vast amiability, "my taste can't be
denied, you will have to agree with
me, no matter what may be said of
"You are right," I said heartily;
"you are a fortunate man."
"So I am being told on every hand.
But I didn't need that, to know it. I
thought you would say so, Twining."
"No one so heartily."
"It's gratifying to find that one's
fiancee Is so generally beloved, I'm
Barbara turned upon ub with a
flush and a smile.
"Oh, do stop saying nice things of
me! It's horrid of you. 1 don't like
it. You make me feel as if 1 were
walking around my own bier."
Ankony smiled at her v> himsicalness,
but I knew her to bo on the vergo of
"Our friends tell ub they are sur-
prised; that nothing like this was to
have been expected," he observed,
looking at me.
I could have throttled him: his blade
was cutting both ways now, and he
knew It. Barbara went very white
and shut her lips with an odd fierce-
"Perhaps," ho went on, In that
smooth voice of his, "it has been a bit
sudden—a little surprising."
"Many things are surprising," I said,
and met hlR eyes with my Indignant
ones. Ills Rhlfted.
"We are blocking the street," Bar-
bara cried. "Let us go on."
"As you please," Ankony answered.
"Always as you please—dear."
I saw the color splash over her white
cheeks at the endearment. This was
a part of the cost—the outrageous, lm
1 went to see Barbara a few days
It Is queer how a changed atmos-
phere seems to affect Ihe material as
well as the immaterial even the Hem
Ingray doorsteps appeared changed
as 1 stood on them In the dusk of the
!prin(5 evening, waiting to be ad
I was shown into the south drawing
room to wait for Barbara; I have been
shown into the south drawing rocci
to wait for her a hundred times, and '
I had always before found it a pleas-
' ;>nt. Inviting place; but I got no fur-
; ther than the threshold this evening:
: the change in It was amazing. The
1 prodigality of light struck me first,
and then its gala-air; it was as if It,
too, were receiving congratulations in
Its best clothcs along with its mis-
tress. There were flowers every-
| where. I am fond of all flowers but
: thoso taken by another man to the
girl I love. Ankony's flowers overran
| the south drawing room; they were
on the three-cornered piano that had
belonged to Barbara's mother, on the
quaint cabinet with ormolu mounts
and parquetry paneling that bad been
her great-grandmother's, on her grand-
mother's mahogany table, and on man-
tels and shelves and cases.
Their fragrance met me at the
threshold and stopped me there as if
it had been funeral fragrance. With a
shiver I crossed quickly to the library.
There was no light there but a dim
firelight. The library, evidently, was
not receiving congratulations, and 1
entered with a sigh of thanklulness
for something unchanged, when, mock-
ery of mockeries, just as I was throw-
ing myself down to wait for Barbara
1 discovered a great bowl of Soliel
d'Or roses glowing in the middle of
the table. The Forlorn Hope had of-
fered its tribute of American Beau-
ties and Jacqueminots and Marechal
Neils to Barbara, but it had always
been my privilege to take her the
splendid Soliel d'Or. I stood for a
minute looking at these upon the
table, then 1 picked up the big crystal
bowl and carried it across to the
drawing room, where I set it down
not too gently.
Presently 1 heard Barbara's step In
the hall. It sounded a little languid,
"I am here," I said, from the li-
"What are you doing there in the
"I like the dark and the library."
"How capricious you are! I never
knew you to wait here before."
I made no reply, but 1 stirred the
fire in the hope that she would not
ring for lights.
"I am tired," she said, as she sank
Into a chair I drew for her.
"Pleasantly?" I inquired with sym-
"No, downrightly. I'eople have been
"I Hate Myself When I Think
of What You Must Think of Me,"
coming for days to say nice thlngB to
me. I suppose I ought to be glad."
"Oh, 1 don't know. Nice things can
become awfully tiresome."
She nodded wearily.
"I promise in the beginning to say
nothing nice whatever," I hastened to
She smiled a little.
"You rarely do," she observed; "but
I think I shall rather like it to-night.
I've about exhausted all my replies.
You've no idea how quickly you run
out of replies to the sort of amiable
platitudes that have been showered
on me lately."
"I dare say. You know i've never
experienced anything like it. People
make phrases, and you make phrases
back at them. Is that it? But you
wouldn't make them for me, I am
"No, I think I shouldn't consider it
"It wouldn't be good for you if I
caught you at it."
"That's the real cleverness," she
mused, "to make a catchword sound
pristine in its freshness. A lot of
women I know can do it. I never
could. It's art, or—"
"Do you remember the story of the
fairy godmother who put pearls in-
stead the words in the mouth of one
of her godchildren?" I asked. "if
these were still the blessed days of
fairies, 1 know a lot of good folks
who would ask for catchwords, don't
She laughed softly.
"Instead of brains," she said. "They
would he so much easier managed."
We laughed again. For a moment I
think we forgot. We were so ac-
customed to being gay.
"You are very amiable to-night," she
remarked after u , moment. "U b so
nice to find you that way. You are
not always so, j;ou know. For In
"You mistake," 1 Interrupted; "I'm
not amiable at all tonight. I am ex
ceedingly out of Borts. 1 have lost
something, and 1 don't like losing
things; It makes me cross."
"Careless people always low
things." said she severely; "I always
told you bow careless you were."
"I'm afraid you were right," I ad-
mitted; "but 1 didn't mean to be "
"Ob. one never means to be, of
course Don i urge that as an ex-
"The fault is not all mine," I ex-
"Whom are you trying to put it
on?" she asked.
But 1 did not reply, and presently
she Inquired more kindly:
"Was what you lost of much value?"
"Of the greatest value."
"Pshaw! that's too bad. Have you
tried to recover It?" And now a
friendly interest warmed her tones
"It's no use," said I hopelessly.
"But I should think you'd try, at
least." she urged.
I looked at her speculatively.
"1 wish 1 dared," I sighed.
"How queer! Why don't you dare?"
"There are several reasons."
She faced me accusingly.
"Are you talking in epigram?" she
suddenly demanded. "You know how
1 hate it."
"Not at all," I protested; "but, you
see, this didn't really belong to me. I
never possessed it. 1 hoped that some
day it would be mine, and now I have
lost the hope of it. Do you see what
She put her chin in her palm and
stared into the fire.
"That is so different—so altogether
different," she said.
"But quite as hard to bear," I in-
sisted. "It is no easier to lose the
hope of a thing than to lose the thing
"Perhaps not," she admitted,
thoughtfully; "but we have all had a
great many losses of that kind."
"I never had a loss like this," I re-
plied seriously, and I arose to punch
the fire and change the subject
Barbara, however, was both sympa-
thetic and interested, and also, I
think, she considered this a safe and
comfortable topic and she wished to
avoid others that might not prove
so. So the said:
"I can't see why you have given up
all hope of getting this thing that you
want. You say you dare not make an-
other try at it. But I don't under-
stand. Is it some sort of a chairman-
ship, and has it been given to 6ome
"It is not a chairmanship," I an-
swered her; "but, yes, it has been
given to some one else." ,
"I am afraid so."
"I'm so sorry for you."
"Thank you. I need your sym-
"Then it meant a great deal to
She turned in her chair quite sud-
denly and looked at me, the question
tn her eyes. At the moment the fire
began to flame and crackle, falling
full on my unwilling face, and her
eyes, meeting mine, comprehended in
spite of me, wavered, and dropped.
"Oh!" she breathed very softly, "oh,
why did you—did you do it?"
"He isn't much of a man who goes
about whimpering, is he?" I asked,
trying to smile but making a dismal
failure of it. "If the fire had only
smouldered a minute longer you need
never have known. Don't remember
it, and don't let it make any difference
in your—your happiness."
"Don't!" she cried. She put her
face down on the arm of the chair and
ieft it there a minute, while 1 stood
looking helplessly down at her. Pres-
ently she lifted her head and looked
at me with eyes filled with scorn.
"I bate myself when 1 think of what
you must think of me," she flashed.
"Can you think one kindly thing?"
"Not one," said I, "but a thousand."
Her smile wavered through tears,
and she put out her hand to me. She
ought not—it was a dangerous mo-
ment: there are times when the hard-
est thing in the world is to take the
hand of the woman you love. But she
didn't know it, aud I took It.
(TO BR CONTINUED.)
Diplomacy is a high tonM way Of
•aylng "Don't you think w* had befl
ttr agree with me'.'"
Good cam make short miles.
His First Taste of Mustard.
Harry, aged three, seeing the mus-
tard pot on the table for the first
time, teased for some of the unknown
contents. His uncle, who was carv-
ing, to keep him quiet placed a liberal
helping on his plate. The little fel-
low took it all into his mouth at once.
In the endeavor to swallow it and not
cry out, he stood on the rung of his
chair with the tears rolling down his
cheeks. His sister, a year older,
aslted: "How did you like it, Harry?"
He replied: "Well, It made my nose
'nervous.' "—The Delineator.
Do Well the Thing at Hand.
Don't waste life in doubts and
fears; spend yourself on the work be-
fore you, well assured that Ihe right
performance of the hour's duties will
be the best preparation for the hours
of ages that follow.—Emerson.
God's Plans tor Mankind.
We were planned on lines of nobili-
ty; wc were Intended to be something
grand; not mean aud stingy, but large
and generous; we were made to God's
image that we might be Godlike.—Ex
Stubbornness is fighting to have In a
certain way what you want. Strength
of purpose is getting in the moBt con-
venient way that presents itself what
Deadly Sleeping Sickness.
Two-thirds of thA native population
of I'ganda has been wiped out by the
sleeping sickness In seven years.
Trackless Trolley a Success.
\ trackless trolley In the Btretts of
Vienna nearly a mile tnd a half lo&r
operates with success.
IAfe Is a ciotor car that ends In a
If there wrre no joy rides thera
■would be no police trap.'.
L^nd your car to another ,the repair
fclll will come homo to jourself.
Cats denote bad luck except whea
It be a black one that you dream of.
ttif a this is lucky. To dream of cattla
denotes riches to comc, white to
drea.ni ot a sheep shows good luck,
will attenJ you.
To dream of a donkey denotes bad
hick. be carried by one BMina
•corn, to hold one is much toll, and tn
dream )ou are *jcat!r.g one, you'll
To dream of angels brings Joy.
ants denote good trade, apples denote
Ci wedding, sour ones denoting 'bait
luck, sweet ones prosperity ami good
If y<ru dream you r.re crossing a
bridge an elevation In life is in store
for you; or if the bridge be broken,
then difficulty aud strife lie beCor®
To dream of birds' nests or egg
shows good luck will come to you, but
it you dream you are eating eggs,
then sorrow is In store for you.
IN THE REALM OF BOOKS.
News and Comment About the Latest
"The Making of Bobby Burnit,' on
of the latest Bobhs-Merrill produc-
tions, is a story that "caught on" In
atantly and in its creation the author,
George BandolpU Chester, used rara
judgment and ability in compounding
well nigh perfectly the threa
elements of wisdom, humor and love
Each is present In the story In pre-
cisely the right proportion, and In tha
skillful hands of the author the three
have beea mixed and stirred, and
beaten to lightness, and finally brown
ed to a delicious crisp.
Bobby Burnit himself is a chap
whom one likes the moment that one
shakes him by the hand. At what/
ever game Bobby plays he plays fairly
and squarely; he Is a good loser an*
when luck is with him Is generous t
tbe man who has lost. No more likable
young man has appeared in the pages
of American fiction In a very Iona
' The story is American to the core.
Both the rapidity and the ease with
which immense deals are made Bob-
by's equal capacity for unbroken Idle-
ness and for constant toil, the large
horizon, the teeming possibilities In
commerce that are suggested on th<^
side and in the background—al! these
things are truly and typically Ameri-
can. Though It Is concerned in a way
almost constantly with the making of
money, It Is by no means sordid, for
money-making Is but Its sub-theme, the
roal one being the making of a man.
To dream of a cloudy mornlnp
shows ill luck and grief, tout to see a
bright sunny morn In your dream will
bring you good news.
Clear water seen In a dream denotaa
good news, just as dirty water de-
notes ill luck to the dreamer.
Nice light bread and flaky biscuits
can be made from
Insist on this brand and you
are sure to have the best
VOI R GROCER si: 1,1,M i
SOUTHERN ALBERTA WHEAT LAND
northwest land co.
"~'=" V. s. baird
Begins its sixth college year Oct. 1st
Dr. A, C. McColl, Supt., Or.Willard Canter, Pres.
CALL AT OUR GENERAL OFFICE FOR TRUTHS
C«r. niti and Broadway - . Oklahoma City, Otla
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nipauy (or ap
B L DAVIS, Prop Wn
will HIJ( . CM M«|a ,
CatBlofii*. Room* b01-?-l I
irvey. Ovuhooi* CUy, ukla.
school books, post cards
tablets, school supplies
BTATr adopted 8c1iooi. rkcords. nr.
oklahoma book co. ■.'sststs.
SHERMAN MACHINE & IRON
WOIUIB Roger >
Rugiuas aad Rolltl
I Oinninf Mm Moerj
Writ*, call «r plion*
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Fox, J. O. Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, September 17, 1909, newspaper, September 17, 1909; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110381/m1/2/ocr/: accessed March 26, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.