Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Lexington Leader INDIAN LJND
THb MELANCHOLY DAYS
000 flra early
TY< dues ..
Giles W. Farris, d
date for state printer, is
borne in Mangum.
The grand jury a^ Vinita, Okla.. has
been discharged During its sitting it
returned tifty-Ilvt- indictments.
Charles Moore, assistant attorney
general, Wednesday approved a $75,-
000 bond .issue voted in Washita coun-
ty for the erection of a courthouse
and a jail.
Superintendent Clark, of the Frisco,
has announced definitely that the
Frisco shops and other division para-
phernalia will not be moved from
Sapulpa to Tulsa.
The Santa Fe railroad company
through its agricultural comniissioner
is now engaged in distributing pure
seed wheat to growers in northwest-
ern and western Oklahoma.
Following a slow mist, which has
fallen at Altus, Okla., for two days,
and which will be of much advantage
to the wheat crop, the heaviest frost
known in this section for this early
in the season formed here Friday.
A charter was granted Friday lo tlio
Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern Railway
company by the secretary of state.
The company has projected a road
into the timber belt of McCurtain
county, from . Valliant through Bis-
tnark to Mountain Ford river.
The state election board Wednes-
day opened temporary headquarters in
Guthrie. Secretary Seth Cordon and
J. L. Hamon, of Lawton, thq new re-
publican member, are in charge of the
inspection and shipment of ballots.
At Britton Wednesday municipal
bonds were voted in the sum of $50,-
000, with very few dissenting votes.
A waterworks system costing $35,000
and a sewerage system costing $15,-
000 will be installed.
Inspector Brosius of tlie Indian
Bights Association, and Inspectors
O'Fallon and Tipton of the United
btates Indian department are in Paw-
huska investigating Osage Indian land
deals and leases held by various big
oil companies on Indian lands.
GOVERNMENT WILL DISPOSE OF
PROPERTY OF INDIAN TRIBES
SALE BEGINS NOVEMBER I
Nearly Three Million Acres of Farm
and Forest Land in Oklahoma
To Be Sold
Washington.—All the unallotted
lands of the Five Civilized Tribes of
Indians in Oklahoma, approximately
1,650,000 acres, and the forested area
in the'Choctaw nation, amounting to
about 1,365,000 acres, are to be sold
at public auction, according to a de-
cision reached by the secretary of the
The decision to sell these Indian I
lands came as n result of the recent
visit of Secretary Balilnger and Com-
missioner of Indian Affairs Valentine
to Oklahoma; a study of the status
of the property right of the Five Civ-
ilized Tribes,, and conferences with
Regulations have been promulgated
and the lands now are being adver-
tised for sale at public auction. They
will be sold by counties continuously
from Nov. 21, 1910, to March 1, 1911.
The total amount to be sold under
this decision is approximately 1,650,-
000 acres, divided as follows:
Seminole nation, 3,240 acres; divid-
ed into llo tracts; Creek and Chero-
kee nations 114,000 acres in 4,000
tracts; and Choctaw and Chickasaw
nations 1,540,000 acres In 10,000 tracts.
The minimum price which will be
accepted is declared in each adver-
tisement, and the terms call for 25
per cent at time of sale, 25 per cent
in six months and 50 per cent within
18 months with interest at 6 per cent.
The sale of the forested area of the
Choctaw nation will take place later,
it being necessary to make a new ap-
Under the law these lands, which
aggregate about 1,365,000 acres, will
not be sold in tracts larger than 640
acres each .
The department will not be able to
close up all the tribal lands of the
Five Civilized Tribes until congress
makes provision for the sale of the
coal and asphalt lands covered by
what are known as the segregated
INDIAN TELLS OF
DECLARES NONE OF INDIANS
MADE ANY LAND DEALS
ONE DEEB WAS FORGED
Oklahoma County Records Are Used
Against John Garrett, of
Guthrie, .Okla.—A full-blood Indian,
Wah-Pah-Sose, whose land fell into
the hands of W. L. Chapman, now
sought for trial by the Mexican auth-
orities in connection with that and
other similar transactions, was the
feature witness of Tuesday's session of
the extradition hearing before United
♦ States Commissioner D. M. Tibbetts.
Wah-Pah-Sose, led by questions of
the government lawyers, told of
events occurring before the deeds to
the Kickapoo's lands in Oklahoma ap-
peared. He testified that three of the
defendants,.Grimes, Chapman and Dr.
Conine, came with hacks to the Kiek-
apoo camp, near Muzquiz, Mexico.
They took a number of the Indians
to the house of fienaro Guajardo, a
Mexican. Guajardo told the Indians
Lisbon.—The republican govern-^ '"r°v ^,ancn- -N0- 'l4U ral'K avenue, to sell their land if they wanted to
ment is somewhat uneasy over the at - He was run down by an automobile sell it and if they didn't want to sell
titude of the regiments which made Thursday night at sixteenth street it, not to sell it. Wah-Pah-Sose was
the revolution possible. Although and Madison avenue and mystery was sure none of the Indians touched a
not openly insubordinate, the soldier*, thrown about the case Friday by the Pen t0 make their marks on checks
flushed with victory are showing ex- ,act that all information with refer- ()r deeds.
' ence to his injuries was refused. y°u find later that you had
Dr. Holbrook Curtis, one of the $ money at Eagle Pass?" asked Prose*
attending physicians, after spending tutor Kearful.
several hours at the bedside of the "Yes," answered the Indian.
aged senator, made the following "Who told you?".
"Grimes," the witness replied.
He continued that he had drawn
PORTUGAL FEARS ARMY REVOLT
ATTITUDE OF SEVERAL REGI-
MENTS CAUSES ALARM
War Minister Pleads With Troopers
to be Patient—Many Refuse
Leave of Absensc
New York.—With seven policemen
on guaru to. turn away newspaper
men Nelsqji W. Aldrich, senior i'nited
States senator from Rhode Island, is
believed to be lying In a critical con-
dition at the home of his son. Win-
i throy Aldrich, No. I'ark avenue.
treme independence and are cham-
'pioning the maintenance of strong
power in the hands of the military.
The government's real reason for
according leatfe of absence for four
months to the suldiers who took part statement:
in the rising with full pay, is the de- That the
senator had been badly
Grady, Carter, Garfield and Tulsa
counties have won superior county
courts, or rather clinched the courts
they already have, by a per curiam
decision of the supreme court uphold-
ing the legality of the governor's prac-
tice of appointing superior courts
whenever the census shows the coun-
ties to have 'the requisite population.
Fifty cotton pickers, mostly from
Clebourne, Texas, arrived at Ardmore
Friday. Farmers eagerly gave them
work. There are large plantations at
Ardmore that have scarcely been
touched. Jurors serving in federal
court and in state district court were
eager for pickers.
Contract for the erection of the
building for the state school for feeble
minded has been awarded to F. W.
Weller of Enid, for $23,353, the work
to be completed within four months.
The building will l« sufficient to ac-
commodate 100 inmates with a full
force of attendants and instructors.
Governor Haskell Friday refused a
requisition from Governor Malcolm
Patterson, of Tennessee, for Clyde
Curtis, aged 18, an employe of the
Doerr Candy company of Oklahoma
City, said to be wanted in Halls,
Tenn., on a charge of embezzlement.
Rudolph Tegeler, twice tried for the
murder of James Meadows, of Okla-
homa City, was admitted to a $25,000
Peary's Record Being Analyzed
New York—Two American geog-
raphers are analyzing Captain Peary's
evidence that he reached the north
pole, and a messenger has bee.n sent
to Europe to consult with Prof. En-
dreas Galle, chief of the geodetic insti-
tute at Berlin, who after a year's
study, declared that Peary's records
and observations "were, in fact, in a
scientific sense, worthless." The
views of I'rof. Galle were conveyed
in a dispatch from llerlln. He firmly
believes, it was cabled, "that Peary
did not reach the pole" and on the
particular day mentioned, as the day
of the discovery, "the sun was too
low on the horizon to allow of accu-
rate observations," without using a
theodolite. Such information, it de-
veloyed, had already come to this
country to partisans of Dr. Cook.
sire to break up the regiments tem- Wils evidenced by the arrival in $1/100 from the Eagle-Pass bank in
porarily and remove the danger of <l"ick succession of three physicians three installments. He knew nothing
military rebellion. The majority ofr' fhe borne Friday morning. At the °f h°w 'le secured the money except
the soldiers, however, have refused to 1 time they left no report of the acci- that he was told it was for his land,
accept this offer, saying that they 'lent had been made to the police cross-examination, Wah-Pah-Sose
would not be duped by the deceptive °f ''le East Sixty-seventh street sta- stated that he didn't know who paid
liberality on the part of the cabinet. l'on and no effort had been made to f°r the land the Kickapoos were liv>
The minister of war visited their bar "'"1 "le driver of the machine that 'nB 0,1 now, near Sonora, Mexico,
racks and plended the necessity of ran ,iie "Bed senator down, while
patience and forbearance during the i crossing the street in the dark.
trying moment of the republic. The chauffeur without stopping to
The foregn debt of Portugal is es ascertain the injuries of the senator
timated at 52.0,000,000. it is announced turned on his high speed and disap-
that the Brazilian government has Reared in the darkness. A few min-
utes later Senator Aldrich, his left
eye discolored, his left cheek badly
cut, his arm hanging limp at his side
and his black frock coat torn at the
shoulder and covered with mud, stag-
gered into a grocery store near by.
He appeared on the verge of col-
recognized the republic.
DR. CRIPPEN IS CONVICTED
nerican Physician Will Hang in
London November 15
London.—"Guilty" was the verdict
rendered, against Dr. 11. H. Crippen J laP8e an(1 asked for help, thinking he llils bef" the intimate companion of
ETHEL LENEVE ACQUITTED
Alleged Accomplice of Dr. Crippen
Freed After Short Trial
London—Ethel Clare Leneve, Tues-
day, was acquitted on the charge of
being an accessory after the fact in
tiie murder of Belle Elmore Crippen
for which Dr. H. Hawley Crippen was
sentenced to,be executed November 8.
The trial of the pretty typist who
the American charged with the mur-
' as in a drug store. When he found i,r- t'rippen since his wife's myster-
der. of his wife. Belle Elmore Crippen h!s mistake he insisted on going to ious- disappearance lasted less than
Will Not Name Successor
Clarlnda, la.—Governor B. F. Car-
roll, in a speech here Monday after-
noon, announced that he would not
appoint Senator Dolliver's successor,
at least, for the present. The governor
said: "Under the law the governor
has authority to fill the vacancy in the
at the conclusion of one of England's
most sensational trials Saturday after-
noon. The penalty is death. The
jury was out only twenty-nine min-
Lord Chief Justice Alverstone don-
ned the black cap and sentenced Crip-
pen to death by hanging.
The date for Crippen'a execution
w as set for November 15th. It is pos-
sible that his appeal will not have
been passed on by thai tinje.
his son's home unassisted.
The details of the accident that Mr.
Aldrich suffered were learned this
morning more than twelve hours af-
ter he had been hurt.
He had started to cross the street
wjien he saw the car moving swiftly
down upon him. Realizing his predic-
ament he turned suddenly only to be
confronted by a taxlcab, which had
turned into the street. TBe senator,
apparently dazed by tlie proximity of
The prosecutor was unable to show
that the girl had any knowledge of
Dr. Crippen's intentions or of the
The defense examined no witnesses.
The jury was out only twenty min-
utes when it returned the verdict.
Miss Ethel Claire Leneve for whose danger, stepped forward blindly. As
love Crippen killed his wife last May
will be placed on trial next Tuesday
charged with Deing an accessory after against the car. The front step of
he did so one of the
axles struck him and
Hurricane Death List Is Hundred
Havana.—The latest information
shows that the deaths caused by the
recent hurricane number about 100.
The tobacco planters are already
busy making, ready for the late
planting. The press severely
the car caught the senator and hurled
him to the ground. The force of the
blow rolled him over several times.
Rumor Break With Spain
Madrid.—It is learned Friday that
several regiments have been ordered
into the province of Estremaudura
riti- aSnd to stations alon;« the Portuguese
I'nited Stars senate by appointment, , cized the presidential decree inviting border. There are rumors of a break
W. H. Brumley, alias William Hal-'
ey. charged with the murder of J. M.
Middleton, three weeks ago, was con-
victed of manslaughter iir the first
degree and sentenced to twenty-one,
years in the penitentiary by . Judge
Armstrong in the district court Fri-
That Woods county is a great w heat
county is shown by the record of the
school land sale being conducted
there. Of 29 quarter sections of state
land offered for sale there, 20 of
them have wheat growing. There are
2,083 acres of wheat on these tracts.
Frank Henson, alleged to have fa-
tally wounded Deputy Sheriff Charles
Stamper when the officer attempted
to -aid a negro ( rap game in Dawson
two weeks ago, and Bud Newman,
another negro implicated in the shoot-
ing, were i hursday arraigned before
Justice of the Peace J. J. Slack to
answer a charge of murder in the first
The broom corn growers of Harper
county have perfected an organization
that has for its object the protection
of the members against "shark cor-
porations and unn rupulous agents
W. L. Cundiff,
democratic nominee for congress
against Joe Cannon in Illinois.
but the man. appointed would serv<
only until the legislature could select
a successor to the late senator."
Government in Libel Suit
Washington.—The final attempt of
the federal government to upljold the
validity of the indictment In the New
York federal courts of the Press Pub-
lishing company in a charge of libel,
growing out of the publication of an
article in the New York World on
the purchase of the Panama canal,
was made Mfinda.v in oral arguments
before the supreme court of the I'nit-
ed States. The government's efforts
were opposed by arguments for the
Press Publishing company, designed
to sustain the action of the lower fed-
eral court in quashing the indictment,
was ngt damaged.
40.000 Searching for Missing Balloon
Ottawa. Ganada A gigantic organ-
ized search was started Monday morn-
ing for the balloon America, which is
still missing. Approximately 100,000
persons are activelj engaged in the
."■arch. Farmers and traders through-
out the forests and desolated sections
nf tin- country y. being notified to be
<11 public employes to contribute two between Spain and the new republic
days' pay to a fund for the relief of which has not yet been officially rec-
the storm sufferers.
Credit System for U. S.
Washington.—A tentative system of
collecting credit information for the
benefit of the national bank examin-
ers wtlh the compilation and check-
ing up of the. Commitment* of large
local and extended borrowers, has
been formulated by a committee of
the examiners who have been meeting
at the treasury department.
Railroads Fight Restraining Order
In an effort to continue the delivery
of shipments of liquor into Oklahoma,
the various interstate railroad and ex-
press companies that came under the
restraining order Issued by Judge A.
N. Munden of the superior court ten
days ago have filed an application for
permission to make a supersedas bond.
The application declares that the
ruling of the court has worked irre-
parable injury upon the petitioners
and would be .calculated to increase
the injury were they i further denied
the right to accept and contraband
shipments pending the final decision
of the supreme court.
The petitioners took exceptions to
the Munden decision and the appeal
is now pending in the supreme court.
"I fell and sprained my arm
and was in terrible pain. I
could not use my hand or arm
■without intense suffering until
a neighbor told me to use
Sloan's Liniment. The first
application gave me instant
relief and I can now use my
arm as well as ever."—Mrs. H.
B. Springer, 921 Flora St.,
Elizabeth, N. J.
is an excellent antiseptic and germ
killer — heals cuts,
burns, wounds, and
contusions, and will
draw the poison
from sting of poi-
25c., 60c. and $1.00
Sloan's booli on
horse*, rattle, sheep
and poultry sent free.
Dr. Earl S. Sloan,
Boston, Mass., U.S.A.
L'wmKS! Thompson's Eya Watir
A woman hates her enemies longer
than she loves her friends.
Many who usp.l to pmoke 10'- rigan
now- buy Lewis' Single Binder straight 5c.
Old Oaken Bucket.
Doctor (to typhoid patient)—Do you
remember where you drank water?
Patient (an actor)—Ob, yes! It was
back on the dear old farm—twenty
An Exacting Personage.
"I suppose you find life easier
since the summer boarders have
"Nope," replied Farmer Corntossel.;
"we're 'workin' an' worryin' just as
much as ever try in' to keep the hired
The Family Growler.
"Why are you weeping, little boy?"
"I broke de pitcher."
"Well, there's no use crying over
"G'wan! Dis wuz beer."—Louisville
Philadelphians World's Champions
Chicago.—The basaball champion-
ship of the world belongs to the Phil-
adelphia club of the American league.
They clinched the big pennant fast
Sunday, seven runs to two for the
Chicago Nationals, and there was
none in the big overflow crowd to
say that they had not won it fairly
and squarely. Five games were play-
ed, and the eastern youngsters took
fouv of them by outbatting, outfield-
Oil Wells Decrease
Okla With 421 new oil and inK iirui outrushing the veteran Chi-
d in'the, month of Sep-
! gas wells dr
j tem her. as. against 488 in August, the
! development of the oil and gas indus-
j try in the states of Oklahoma and
! Kansas, known as the Mid-Continent
j Held, was slightly reduced.
Wilson Quits Princeton
Pritic 'on, N. V Woodrow Wilson,
j who was nominated by the democrats
j for gov. rm t of New Jersey, Thurs-
j day resigned the presidency of Prince-
ton univoYsity, and his place will lie
temporarily filled by John A. Stew an.
mi New ■) t ly the senior t rust
I 1 he institution.
Tennessee Saloons Close
Memphis, Tenn.—Saloons all over
the state were closed Tuesday on the
authority oj a restraining order is-
sued against them by United States
District Judge John E. McCall. Four
hundred saloons closed in Chattanoo-
ga Tuesday morning and two hun-
dred more will be closed in Nashville.
The injunction was brought about by
the law and order league and accord-
ing to tfie leaders, will be made per-
The Most Noticeable Change.
"So you have lived in Europe for 25
years? That's a long time for a man
to be away from his own country."
"Yes, It Is, and I'm mighty glad to
be home again."
"I suppose you notice a great many
"What, If I may aslt, is the greatest
change that has come to your notice?"
"The greatest change, It seems to
me, Is to be found In the fact that the
vice-president of the United States
succeeds in getting.his name in t.he
papers nearly as often as bo might If
he were a baseball player or a prom-
ising lightweight prizefighter."
Physician on Food.
cagoano. They "got the jump" at the
start, and although Chicago punctuat-
ed their progress with a defeat Sat-
urday. it really did not change the
situation a bit.
Postal Deficit Decreases
Washington The exact reduction
of the postal deficit during the fiscal
year ended June 30 last, was $11,500,-
000, according to figures made public
by the post office department Monday.
The deficit of'the previous fiscal year
was $17,000,000, so that in one year
deficit was brought down $6,100,-
S00 Dead In Storm
Naples—Though the reports of the
holocaust that swept the coast of the
Hay of Naples and the islands of Ischiii
and Froclda are meager, it is thought
that five hundred are dead. Many
Americans are thought to have lost,
their lives jind the property loss will
go high Into the millions.
To Build University
Guymon, Okla.—The Sale of lots to
raise funds for the establishment of a
university in this city will soon begin.
All arrangements for the sale are com-
adlff, a member of the orlg-
te board of Enid. Is the '
Warrant Call Issued
Guthrie, okla.—State Treasurer
Menefee Monday Issued a call for
state warrants, In amiifti.;.-. acuregat-
ing $340,000, that are to be
The last of the series to be
is numbered 12207.
The proposed county of Cache has
failed. It is understood another at-
tempt will be made shortly to divide 1 in the murder of Belle Elmore, has
the county. , • but-.r..
Ethel Leneve's Trial to Begin
London—The trial of Ethel Leneve,
the* companion of Dr. Hawley Clip-
pen, charged with being an accomplice
Land Sales Dates Announced
Muskogee, Okla.—The government
has made public its regulations under
which the 2,000,000 acres of unallotted
land? Ill the Five Civilized Trldes will.
t$c.000 for Thumb
Oklahoma City A verdict for $2,000
was rendered by a jury In the superior
court Saturday afternoon in favor of ;
J. T. Ernst, who sued the Palace Phar-
macy company, claiming $5,000 dam
be sold, as well as fixed the dates ages for the los^ of his left thumb,
anjl places when the sales' will be
conducted. The first sale will be in
the Seminole nation, at Wewoka
Nov. 21. Following that date sales
will be made in every county in cas-
ern Oklahoma where there is land
that bus not been allotted
acid sold b
application of carbolic
Nicaraugua Again in^ Turmoil
New Orleans, La.—The City
Mangagua, capital or Nicaraugua.
; reported In private cables to be ii
I turmoil, with increasing riots.
Cotton. Report Shows Shrinkage
Washington.—The census bureau
j Tuesday morning issued a cotton re-
port showing that in Oklahoma. 419984
haleff have l^een ginned from the crop
I of 1910 to October 18, against 479,429
lor the year 1909. It shows 5,490,456
bales, counting round as half bales,
ginned in all from tlio growth of 1910
to October 18, compared with 5,530,967
Cor 1909; 6,198,166 for 1908 and 4,-
420,258 for 1907. Round bales includ-
ed this year are 65,105, compared with
*>88,710 for 1909.
A physician, of Portland, Oregon,
has views about food. He says:
"I have always believed that the
duty of the physician does not cease
with treating the sifk, but that we
owe it to humanity to teach them how
to protect their health, especially by
hygienic and dietetic laws.
"Wlih such a feeling as to my duty
I take great pleasure in saying to (he
public that in my own experience and
also from personal observation I have
found no Jeoil equal to Grape-Nuts,
and that I find there is almost no limit
to the great benefits this food will
bring when used in all cases of sick-
ness and convalescence.
"It is my experience that no physi-
cal condition forbids the use of Grape-
Nuts. To persons in health'there Is
nothing so nourishing and acceptable
to the stomach, especially at break-
fast, to start the machinery of the hu-
man system 011 tho day's .work.
"In cases of Indigestion I know that
a complete breakfast can 60 made of
Grape-Nuts and cream and I think it is
not advisable .fo overload the stomach
at the morning meal. 1 also know the
gre^it value of Grape-Nuts when the
stomach is too weak to digest other
"This is written after an experience
of more than 20 years, treating all
manner of chronic and acute diseases,
and tho letter Is written voluntarily
on my part without any request for It."
Head tho little book, "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1910, newspaper, October 28, 1910; Lexington, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110439/m1/2/: accessed December 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.