The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, July 5, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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The Lexington Leader
HARDIE * JENKS, Publishers
.Oklahoma News Notes
NEW JERSEY MAN NAMED ON when his name must be withdrawn.
Tho dryer cotton weather will ba
•long In duo time.
Postmaster of Olney also wants to
to township constable.
Newkirk now has natural gas piped
from the Ponca City field.
Commercial club of Lehigh Is In-
stalling a public fountain in that city.
Friends aro people we tell our
troubleB to, and borrow money from.
Pauls Valley will soon have electrlo
lights. Th Dlant Is now being instal-
The advice of the agricultural ex-
pert to the farmers still Is to plant
One baling machine near Gotebo
turned out 6,400 bales of alfalfa in
Prague is to have a fanning factory
The poach crop in that section Is
the best in years.
Wheat west of Chickasha will aver-
age twenty bushels to the acre, says
the Chickasha Express.
Dry farming Is not to be neglected
whether thore are abundant ralus In
the early Beason or not.
Of the last eight oil wolls brought
In the Henryetta field, every one
has been a large producer.
A war of extermination has been
Started by farmers of Pittsburg
oounty on timber wolves.
Wakita has decided to hold a car-
nival In September Instead of eelo-
brating Independence Day.
A good slogan for Oklahoma
farmers is raise foed and feed It.
Plant kafircorn and alfalfa and con-
cert the product Into pork and beef.
The surveying for the new dam at
Fort Gibson is well under way, and
sotual work will commence soon, Bays
the Fort Gibson New Era.
The city commissioners of Guthrie
have authorized Mayor Nissley to call
an election to vote on a proposed via-
duct bond Issue In the sum of $25,000.
The Coal County Good Roads asso-
ciation was organized at an enthusias-
tic meeting, and has fifty charter mem-
bers, says the Coalgate Courier.
The value of taxable property In
Grant county excluding public servlcs
corporations Is $23,218,666 according to
the returns of the county assessor.
There was a slight decrease last
year In the zinc production in Okla-
homa, but the raining operations were
generally very satisfactory and prom-
The president of the Bartlesville In-
terurban railway announces that he
has sold $600,000 worth of bonds to
build an extension of the road from
Dewey, Okla., to Caney, Kans., a dis-
tance of thirty miles and that work
Will begin soon.
Among the Improvements of the
Frisco during the present year will
be a completion of the heavy steel re-
placement between Oklahoma City
and Sapulpa, and the equipment of
the first division out of St. Louis with
•lectric block signals.
He is a democrat who stands for the
success of his party.'
A shout of "vice-president" went up
from the New Jersey delegates.
As Bankhead finished. Alabama
demanded that Its roll be called over
SCENES OF WILDEST CONFUSION a|!uin- There Kreat confusion
CONVENTION COMPLETES LABOR
MARK CLOSE OF CONTEST
After a Deadlock Lasting Four Days
the Democratic Convention Se-
lected the New Jersey Gover-
nor as Its Standard Bearer
Baltimore, Md. — Woodrow Wil-
son, New Jersey governor and ex-
college professor, was nominated as
democratic candidate for president of
the United Slates at 3:15 Tuesday
afternoon on the 46th ballot.
The result of this ballot was: Wil-
son, 990; Clark, 84; Harmon, 12; ab-
Governor WilBon was formally de-
clared the nominee for president at
3:34 p. m.
The break in the historic struggle
came on the 43rd ballot, when the
and all efforts to restore order were
hampered by the delegates gathering
in the aisles. Finally Senator Stone
Clark's manager, got the chair and
asked consent to make a brief state-
ment. James said that there was a
chorus of noes from the rear.
"I desire, following the statement
of Senator Bankhead, to say that
speaking for Mr. Clark. I will release
if release be necessary, any obliga-
tion Imposed on any delegate in this
"The delegates who have stood by
him so loyally will ever be remem-
bered by him and his friends with
"So far as the Missouri delegation
Is concerned, under the circ mstances
that have surrounded this convention
and Its proceedings, we shall vote
Clark until the last ballot. If the
GOVERNOR WOODROW WILSON
A Short Skstch of the Democratic
Nominee for President
It was as a lawyer that Woodrow
Wilson made his first bow to the
world, «nd as president of Princeton
he became more widely known, but
It was as a reformer that he achieved
the limelight, and it was reform that
landed him In the New Jersey gov-
Born in Staunton, Va., December 28,
1856, lie was christened Thomas Wood-
row Wilson, but in his youth he cut
off the "Thomas" because, as he said,
he wanted to use only one name, and
Thomas W. Wilson would have been
too commonplace. Graduating from
Princeton in 1879, he practiced law
for two years in Wesleyan university,
he became an educator. He taught
history and political economy for
three years in Uyrn Mawr college, and
was instructor in the same branches
fo rtwo years in Wesleyan university,
before he was engaged as a teacher
of jurisprudence and politics In Prince-
ton, his alma mater. He became
president of Princeton, August 1, 1902
and held that position until October,
1910, when he resigned to become
governor. In 1885 he married Miss
Helen Louise Axson, of Atlanta, Ga.
Governor Wilson holds A. B„ LL.D.,
and other degreas from Princeton,
I'niversity of Virginia, Johns Hopkins,
Brown, Harvard, Williams, Dart-
mouth, and Yale universities.
It was as a writer that Woodrow
Wilson first got before the people as
a politician. He wrote volumniously
of the evils of bossism, the corruption
of politics, and the like, and quite
naturally glided from the pen to the
platform and banquet table, being
asked to speak for various meetings
and dinners in all the large cities.
"A prophet is not without honor
save in his own country," and through
his writings and after-dinner speeches,
Woodrow Wilson was being talked
about as a reformer long before the
people of New Jeresy considered him
As far back as 1904 people in the
west were "talking about" Wilson as
a presidential possibility, but New
FALLS 10 DEATH
MISS QUIMBY AND W. A. WIL-
LARD CAUGHT IN WIND
MACHINE TURNS OVER
FELL 1.000 FEET
Flight at Boston marred by appalling
Accident—Two More Victims
Added to the Long List
of Aviation Casualties
NOT IN POSITION TO TALK
Boston.-—Miss Harriet Quimby of
New York, the first woman to win an
iiviators license in America and the
first woman to cross the English chan-
nel in an aeroplane, was killed instan-
ly with her passenger, W. A. P. Wil- J my wind shet off."
lard, manager of the Boston aviation
meet, Monday night when her Blerioi
monoplane fell into Dorchester bay
trorn a height of 1,000 feet.
Colored Man's Theory Might Havs
Been All Right, but There ^
Douglas Fairbanks, out In Chicago,
went Into a barber shop the other day
to get a shine. He found three negro
bootblacks thore. As one of them
rubbed Fairbanks' shoes the subject o*
women came up.
"Ah tell yo'," said the negro who
was working on the "Officer 666" ac-
tor'B shoes, "women Is a peculiah
thing. Yo' gotta know just how to
handle huh or yo' goln' to git the
worst uflt. I/>ts of times she'll git
riad at yo' and then yo' gotta talk to
huh. Talk to huh—that's the way to
mastah huh. She won't stand fo' no
beatin' or nothin' lak that. Talk to
huh. That's the way Ah handle ma
Another negro working next to hid,
looked up. "What did yo' git that
black eye yo' got, Rufe?" he asked.
"Well, ma wife done It, but—"
"Why didn't yo' talk to huh?"
"How could Ah?" came from the
first. "She had me by the throat wlf
Rather an Open Secret.
A very important citizen was drawn
on a jury, a week or two ago, and I
1 he accident happened when Miss met him after he had been discharged.
Quimby and Willard were returning f He seemed to think that he was en-
j from a trip over Boston harbor to Bos-
| ton light, a distance of twenty miles
j in ail. The flight was made in twenty
| minutes. The Bleriot, one of the lat-
l est models of military monoplanes,
I circled the aviation field and soared
out over the Savin Hill Yacht club,
i just outside the aviation Held,
i Heading back into the eight-mile
gusty wind, Miss Quimby started to
volplane. The angle was to shary and
one of the gusts caught the tail of the
volplane. The angle was too sharp'
and one of the gusts caught the tail of
the monoplane, throwing the machine
up perpendicular. For the instant it
poised there, then, sharply outlined
against thp setting sun, WilHard was
thrown clear of the chassis, followed
titled to be on the bench, at the very
"What was your verdict In thai
case?" I asked.
" 'The defendant was unanimously
acquitted on the first ballot.'
"'Indeed? And how did you vote?'
" 'That, sir, Is one of the sacred se-
crets of the juryroom.' "—Cleveland
On Land and Sea.
"Circumstances alter cases even In
"Yes. Take Jorklns, for instance.
He's one of those grandiose Chester-
fields who would give up his seat In
a lifeboat to a woman, and then make
an attempt to lead the saloon orches-
almost immediately by Miss Kuimby. ] tra in 'Nearer, My God, to Thee' as the
Hurling over and over, the two figures ship sinks."
Jersey knew nothing of him or about : shot downward, striking the water I "I see. On land, Jorklns is the fel-
lt, and again at Denver, in 1908, he twenty feet from shore. They splash-
was "spoken of." But it was not un- i ed out of sight a second before the
til 1910 that the people of the doctors I monoplane plunged down fifteen feet
state "discovered" him. Then the 1 away.
democratic bosses of the corporation- ; It was low tide and the water was
ridden state decided that it was time ] 3niy five feet deep. Men from the
to elect a governor. They had not j yacht club in motor boats were on
had one since the days of Cleveland, the spot quickly and leaping over-
and It was decided that reform was a board dragged tlse bodies out of the
good platform. Considering reform-
ers, they picked Wilson as a "man
of the hour," and ran him. Wilsou
was elected, but the bosses soou were
led to believe that they had "picked
a lemon," for no sooner did "Prexy
mud into which they had sunk deeply.
Both bodies were badly crushed,
several of Miss Quimbys bones were
broken and there were many large
bruises. Willard, who weighed 190
pounds, hit the water face first and
low at 6 o'clock who horns through
the women and children and gets a
w'indow seat In his home-bound street
have his long lean legs firmly en- 'ver one eye there was a gash from
twined around the governor's chair ; wh'ch the blood was flowing. He, too.
rungs than he began loudly to defy. | "'stained several fractures and
He defied the bosses, he defied the ! bruises. The clothing of both flyers
corporations, he defied everybody ' nas torn and theiT bodies so covered
while the defying was good, and he muf' thatit was several minutes
made a noise that was heard through- ! bf>fore ttle doctors and nurses could
out the country. determine fully the injuries.
"The time when ypu can play poll- ]
tics and fool the people has gone by," j
was one of Gov. Wilson's platitudes !
on the night he accepted the New I
Jersey "call," and there are those who
now paraphrase his remarks thusly: 1
"The time when you can play the
people and fool the politicians has ^ot
"Yes," confessed Mr. Dorkins, "It
serves me right. I engaged the man
to move our goods, and I forgot to ask
him how much he was going to charge
me for the Job. If ever I do such
a thing again, Maria, you can have
my head for a football."
"It would be a good deal more profit-
able, John," said Mrs. Dorkins, "to
cut It up Into billiard balls."—Chicago
shift of Illinois gave the New Jer-1 verdict shall be against him, I do not
seyan a majority. From this, in quick j need to go to the trouble of assuring
order, came transfer of votes from | the people that old Champ Clark and
Railway company, which was recently ''"herto ,irm Clark bodies, and by the his friends will supVirt the nominee
chartered with a capital stock of time of the 45th ballot Wilson oppo- of the convention."
The Dunlap, Northern & Paclflo
Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston was
next recognized. He said that Massa-
chusetts had voted its delegates for
its governor, Eugene Foss, because
it believed he was the right man. It
*2,600,000 to build a road from Dun- sition saw tlmt 1'ope was lost.
lap, Harper county, Oklahoma, north- ! The withdrawal of Oscar Under-
ward to Ellis, Kansas, a distance of wood- the announcement of Senator
160 miles, announces that actlra con- j stone. tor the Missouri delegation,
struction work will begin August 1. | that his botly would support the regu-
lar nominee; the further announce- I was Fuss's desire, he said, that Ills
The Kingfisher Midget reminds the ment by Stone that Wilson's nomina- ! name be withdrawn and that Masa-'
citizens of that place that It is time tion was conceded; the release from chusetts vote solidly for Wilson.
their Clark instructions of the Mis- ! Congressman Fitzgerald of Brooklyn
sourl delegation; and finally the mo-j Charles Murphy's adviser, was next
tion by Representative Fitzgerald of | recognized and said:
the New York delegation, solid hither- | "The desire of every democrat: in
to for Clark that the Wilson nomina- \ this convention is to leave this hall
tion be by acclamation, were the j united, harmonious and with victory
steps that brought the end. j assurred."
Senator Bankhead of Alabama took ,
the platform just as the 46th ballot; All Are In Line
was about to be begun. He was given | Baltimore.—Senator Stone of Mis-
to cut the weeds.
Farmers of Oklahoma know that It
Is bettor to have a little forage to
burn rather than not to have enough
Gate will ship more wheat this year
than any other town on the Wichita
Falls & Northwestern railway, pro-
phesies the Gate Valley Star.
More than one hundred carloads of
oattle have been shipped since March
1 from Marietta and the destination
of nearly all of them was the Okla-
homa City market.
Collinsville sent out three automo-
biles filled with boosters for a week's
trip through Arkansas, Missouri and
Kansas cities and towns, advertising
A largo producing oil well has been
brought In near Lawton on the hold-
ings of the Roff oil and Gas company,
Operations are lively In this oil aid
The taxpayers will continue to pay
till he puts honest lawmakers on thj
Okfuskee has started efforts toward
the arrangement of a banner agricul-
tural exhibit at the 1912 Oklahoma
Arapaho was dark and jgloomy for
several days, due to an Injunctloi
•gainst the operation of the Araphc
Light Plant and Waterworks com-
pany secured by the Deep Creek Tele
phone Company which cleamed la
fringement on Its right.
unanimous consent to speak, and said: souri. one of the principal leaders of
"Mr. Underwood entered this con- the Clark campaign for the presiden-
test hoping that he might secure the tial nomination, joined with the
nomination from the convention, but ! speaker Tuesday night in pledging
I desire to say that his first and great \ support to Governor Wilson. "I am
ambition was that he might eliminate for the nominee," said Senator Stone,
snd eradicate for all time rrsry re- I "and will work from now until elec-
malning vestige of sectional feeling tion day for the Buccess of the demo-
in this country. Mr. Underwood be- cratic ticket. It will be triumphant I its true value, but'just at"this moment
WILSON FEELS GREAT HONOR
"Emotion too Deep to Come to tht
Surface,' 'says Nominee
Seagort, N. J.—When notified of hit
nomination Tuesday afternoon Wood
row Wilson said:
"You must sometimes have won
dered why 1 have not shown mor«
emotion, as the news came in froir
the convention, and I have beei
afraid that you might get the impres
sion that I was so self-confident an<!
sure of the result that I took th<
steady Increase in the vote for me ii
Baltimore complacently and as a mat
ter of course.
"The fact is that the emotion hat
been too deep to come to the sur
face, as the vote has grown, and at
It has seemed more likely that 1
might be nominated, I have growi
more and more solemn. I have nol
felt any of this as If it were a thing
that centered on myself as a person
Those line men who have been un
failing for me in Baltimore I hav«
not regarded as my representatives
It is tTie other way round.
"I do not see how any man could
feel elation as such responsibility
loomed uearer and nearer, or how h«
could feel any shallow personal pride
The honor Is as great as could comi
to any man by the nomination of s
party, and higher under the circum
stances, and I hope I appreciate It al
lieves that the country has concluded at the polls in November
that the Mason and Dixon line has August Belmont Tuesday night
been wiped out and that once more contributed to the Wilson jubilation,
this is a united country. But Mr. Un- "Whatever my preferences may
derwood did not enter this cotnest have beeu, they were to the exclu-
to defeat any candidate for the nom- sion of no man," he said. "I am a
ination. He would not be a party to democrat, I have always been a demo-
any such Bcherne. crat and expect to remain one. I
"We feel that the time has come , shall support the ticket."
"CHAMP TO THE LAST." House Defends Clark
Senator Reed of Missouri, speaking ! Washington.—In answer to attacks
on the motion of Rep. Fitzgerald of . upon Speaker Clark in the Baltlmo
New York to make Wilson's nomina-
tion by acclamation, said:
"Without the slightest oosire to in-
dicate any feeling of resentment
against this motion we must object
to its being considered under the rule
convention the house Monday adopte I
a resolution announcing its entire
faith in its presiding officer.
I feel the tax it involves, even more
than I feel the honor.
"I have felt all the time that they
were honoring me by regarding me
as their representative and that they
were fighting-for me because they
thought i could stand for and fight for
the things that they believed in and
desired for the country.
"I hope with all my heart that the
party will never have reason to regret
The 46th and Final Ballot.
California—Clark 24; Wilson 2,
Georgia—Clark. 5; Wilson, 7.
Louisiana—Wilson, 18; Clark, 2.
Nebraska—Clark, 6; Wilson, 16.
Nevada—Wilson, 8; Clark, 6.
New Hampshire—Wilson, 8.
New Jersey—Clark, 4; Wilson, 24.
New Mexico—Wilson, 8.
New York—Wilson, 90.
North Carolina—Wilson, 24.
North Dakota—Wilson, 10.
Ohio—Clark, 1; Wilson, 33; Har
Rhode Island—Wilson, 10.
South Carolina—Wilson, 18.
South Dakota—Wilson, 10,
Tennessee—Wilson, 24. •
West Virginia—Wilson, 16.
District of Columbia—Clark, 6.
Porto Rico—Wilson, 6.
Totals: Wilson, 990; Clark, 84;
Harmon, 12; absent, 2.
The whale, after parting with Jo-
nah, was gazing after his retreating
"If any one had told me," murmured
the great mammal, bitterly, "that I
would find a man ready to jump down
my throat, I never would have swal-
lowed It whole."
That things are not half so 111 with
me and you as they might have been
is half owning to the number who
lived faithfully a hidden life and rest
in unvisited tombs.—George Eliot
A Matter of Names.
"What is the difference between
pomme de terre and potato?" "About
two dollars."—Harvard Lampoon.
Failure is always spoiled by suc-
A loafer is an animal that feeds on
a worker's time.
The gossip of today may be the su-
perstition of tomorrow.
Government Has Cash
Wtriington.—Closing the fiscal
| year 1912 with a surplus of $36,335,-
— 830 the federah treasury opened the
Hearing Postponed new year Monday with $991,860,000
Washington.—The hearing on Sen- I -,U Btee!lribbed vaults as a working
ator Martin's resolution on the pro- I
balance. This is the largest amount
The resolution offered by a repub- : °sal to buy Thomas Jefferson's home
lican representative—Austin of Ten-
nessee— fol lo ws:
"The members of this house, regard
lonticello, for the government, has
i een postponed to a date some time
r the adjournment of the demo-
that requires unanimous consent We less of politics, express their full ron-1 cr; tic ntaoinal convention.
want a roll call so that Missouri's vote
can be recorded on this billot for oid
fldence in the honor, integrity and
patriotism of the presiding officer of
this house, the Hon. Champ Clark."
tin W. Littleton is scheduled to make
the principal argument of the pur-
of available cash the government has
possessed for months. The receipts
for tjie year amounted to $691,140,000
as compared with $701, "72,000 for the
j fiscal year 1911. The total disburse-
ments of the year just closed reached
\ $654,805,000 against $654,138,000 the
year wtieu the surplus was $46,234,000.
About What Her Husband Would Say.
A Mich, woman tried Postum be-
cause coffee disagreed with her and
her husband. Tea is just as harm-
ful as coffee because it contains caf-
feine—the same drug found in cof-
fee. She writes:
"My husband was sick for thre
years with catarrh of the bladder, and
palpitation of the heart, caused by
coffee. Was unable to work at all
and In bed part of the time.
"I had stomach trouble, was weak
and fretful so I could not attend to
my housework—both of us using cof-
fee all the time and not realizing It
"One morning the ' grocer's wife
said she believed coffee was the cause
of our trouble and advised Postum. I
took it home rather dubious what nty
husband would say—he was fond of
"But I took coffeo right off the table
and we haven't used a cup of It since.
You should have seen the change In
us, and now my husband never com-
plains of heart palpitation any more.
My 6tomach trouble went away in two
weeks after I began Postum. My chil-
drsn love it, and it do«« them good,
which can't be said of coffes.
"A lady visited us who was usually
half sick. I told her I'd make her a
cup of Postum. She said it was taste-
less stuff, but she watched me ninke
It, boiling it thoroughly for 15 minutes
and when done, she said it was splen-
did. Long boiling brings out the fla
vor and food quality." Kl me ;-:ven by
I'ostum Co., Battle Creek, Mich
Look In pkgs. for the famous little
book, "The Road to Wellville."
Ever rend the above letter? A nrrr
one unpenr* from time to time. They
•re genuine, true, and full of humaa
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