The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, January 9, 1914 Page: 5 of 8
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LEXINGTON, OKLA, LEADER
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Let Us Be During 1914
We wish to supply your drugs this
year. When you want drugs or anything
that drug stores sell, you can make assur-
ance of securing right quality and right ser-
vice doubly sure by coming to our store.
Begin trading here with the intention (if remaining a
customer only so long as you receive courteous treatment,
get wholly reliable goods, rind what you want and are satie-
fied with prices.
Palace Drug Store
Sherman A- Sherman
mmmmmmrnmmmmimmmmww ^ BUSINESS
We have made our entrance with the year
in the grocery business in Lexington, having
F. Boydstun grocery stork, and will
do business at the same stand.
We extend a cordial invitation to the
ington and surrounding community to
headquarters for any and
uitizens of I.ex-
make our store your
everything in the way of plain and
fresh and of standard brands. \V e will carry
the "Rose of Kansas" and "Purity" Hour, as good as the hest.
We promise jou as* low prices as vou can find anywhere
and will appreciate your business. Yours for a successful
year and good things to eat.
(Continued from last week)
In every town of size we have
groups oi good men, why, by
dominating the profession,
great prolessional activity,
diplomatic interests in public-
institutional affairs, lodge and
church connections and other
■well laid plar.s, gain desirable
and in some cases large incomes.
We alsV have equally as good
men, the 'average doctors,"
the earnest, honest fellows out
of college from two to twenty
years, whose income has failed
to meet expenses;-v.ho by every
possible en'ort have tried to do
and reduced it to an effective
system. These knowing doctors
select for each neighborhood,
one of these neighborly talkative
busy-bodies, who attend to their
neighbors affairs better than
they do their own. This good
woman is the foster mother of
all the young wives, and grand-
ma to all the sick children. Her
head is full of wisdom, and her
heart of motherly kindness. She
makes the teas, plasters and
poultices. "Her weather eye is
keen for danger signals, and
when she says "You had just
better call the doctor" or "1 don't
i like the way that doctor is hand*
i ling this case. You call my doc-
tor" her advice is usually acted
I upon promptly.
She is Quickstep's best busi-
- | ness agent. His arrangement
^ | with her is innoccnt but effect-
^ | ive. 'He has her full confidence.
Once she had a little bill to pay
him and was agreeably surpris-
j ed when the good doctor said:
j "Mrs. Lovegood, you have done
me lots of good turns in your
j neighborhood and I appreciate
1 it. 1 want you to keep or^think-
! mg' of me when anybody wants
i a doctor. This bill is more than
paid. If you or any of your fam-
, ! ily need anything let me know,
I -v for I owe you a good deal, and
'■N 1 by the way, Mrs. Lovegood, let's
keep th':-, matter between our-
selves, because it may save
trouble for us both." Then he
gives one of his knowing winks,
and a smile that says much.
The doctor is "such a cut up"
Mrs. Lovegood says.
Now Mrs. Lovegood and her
kind don't need to be hit with
a brick before they can see a
point. The good doctor Quick-
j step has several of these wise
dominate the rail roads, machine
shops, the lodges, churches, hos-
pitals, medical societies, etc.
These men of ability and domi-
nating personality's gather
about them a following of lesser j
satillites which* divide into clicks
more or less hostile to each oth-
er and effectually eontrole their
separate fields, and it is about |
Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Hart on Monday morning a fine
girl. All parties getting along
The few days of sunshine were
more than appreciated. Every-
body is hoping that it will con-*
W. H. Livvix is visiting with
hard for an outside to get in I his son in Colorado.
as it would be for the proverbal
camel to pass through the
Hospitals ajrt open to all
physicians in good standing, and
" good standing" may mean al-
most anything the leaders care
to decide. Still the service is so
rendered and the rules are so in-
terpreted that the outsider is
really discouraged from trying
to use the institution for his
cases. The elect ones and their
associates hustle for cases to
keep the beds full. Anybody at
all sick hears "Well the best
thing you can do is to go right to
the hospital." Off the sick one
rushes to the favored institution
I will make no effort to ex-
pose existing hospital grafts
nor the use of such institutions
as a means of free and ethical
advertising, nor how attempts
The Eason lodge of the I. O.
O. F. partook of a sumptous
feast, served by the ladies, in
connection with the big installa-
tion held Saturday night. Sev-
eral visitors were present and
everybody had a good time.
B. F. Shumacker, our vetri*.
nary surgeon, was called to the
home of L. H. Nuzum, Sunday,
to doctor a sick mule.
J. F. Jenkins returned the lat-
ter part of the week from a vis-
it to points in Kentucky. He re-
ports that the heavy rains ex-
tended into that state also.
J. F. Carnutt transacted busi-
ness in Tecumseh the first of the
W. J. Grace, wife and son Ron-
nell, attended the I. O. O. F. In-
stallation and supper Saturday
night at E'ison and spent Sat-
urdy night and Sunday with J.
e ti. reap
The big hardware and furniture store is ready for your
1914 needs with the best stock of goods that we can buy.
Come in and see our Stock. We have just received
of furniture anil farm implements and we want to
you on your household and farm needs.
The heavy rains have put a fine seasor\ in t
and you want to be prepared in the best way pnssib
the good benefits that the new year promises. W*
best line of farm implements made, the Moline, ixl
to sell you what you need. Plowing time iu here—d<
any longer, come in now and see us.
And if you need a new buggy, or a new set o:
we have them. Buggies and farm implements will b
BILL 8 BOB
Hardware 8 Furniture
j ties and conditions which should
I win the smile of "Dame For-
i tune" and gain approval, see less
| hope of money success each year.
Some of these pood men go on
from year to year throughout a
ic rg cr.recr. never having a day
of financial independence, and
with the one consoling thought—
I that medicine* is a service. Not
| a business. And that its success
j ;s not expressed in dollars and
I This, let it be rdmitted, is a
[great ccnsdation. yet life is hard
For the mar. who tries to live "in
the wcrld" and not "of it" r-rtd
Uvho lacks the wherewithal to,
meet the world's demands. He'
v-J.-r.not hrve the conditions ; nri
the meant with which to be true
to himself, and his work. So it
matters rot how we delude oar-
selves into thinking otherwise,
it is money success that expres-
ses the man.
Nine out of every ten success-
The Merchants Cafe
Is under its former managment and is
ready at all times to serve you with
the best in the eating line.
Regular Dinner 20c
Soups, Chili, and Stew. Short Orders At All
Hours. When in Lexington and Hungry
Come to the Merchants Cafe
Ben Feureter, i>r< i>.
;ist on his taking a case from
the other doctor. His populari-
ty is wonderful; his, success mar-
velous; his failures unavoida-
Then we have in almost every
community, one or more well
established doctors, who prac-
tice by the old rule. They at-
tend anybody and everybody.
They won't present a bill. Peo-
ple pay them when they please
and about what they please.
Their aggregate income is suf-
ficient. and their very business
slackness adds to their popu-
larity. These doctor Goodfel-
lows do not seem to realize that
plan of practice is un.iust j
aw: unfair to themselves, their
competitors as well as their pay
patients. They must be pressed
to get a bill and when the patron
receives it. it is so small that it
are made to teach the public to j E. Mullins and wife,
think only staff doctors are
worth mentioning as reputable j
physicians. My object is only |
to show one feature of the fighti
to limit competition, ignore |
ethics and reward the strong.
Medicine is surely a fine ex-
ample of the struggle for exist-
ance, and the survival of the fit-
test as within its own ranks
leaving out all the various drug-
less cults. Competition is won-
derfully keen and a struggle to
make an honest living presents
itself before the average doctor.
A struggle so hideously real and
tangible that it saps his cour-
atre and blunts his morals, jmd
often kills his natural kindness.
It Used to Be This Way
Candid;:!' fr.r enmity offices for-
merly "set 'em up" to the drinks
They cannot do it now, but I "set
'em up to a case of fine deliciou-
assorted soda with very $5.00 pur
f-hsso in grOfteriec. Leopold I He.
Cal Hobson was here from
Wayne Monday on business.
Recent renewals to the Lead-
er: W. S. Sherman, D. N. Kel-
ley, Mrs R. N. Maxwell, Estan-
cia, N. Mex, Mrs. Forehand, S.
G. Cooper, L. Hollowell, Chas.
Lissauer, Mrs. G. H. Brown,
is the talk of the neighborhood., p c,f' '
A poor widow is told that her bill ^erman. Jesse Chenowoth,
is nothing. This wonderful bit
ful doctors (1 mean money sue-1 surprise gossip goes (as was
cess) have attained their posi- j intended) far and wide and eloc-
ution by some means not in keep- Goodfellow is nearly swamp-
WHY NOT TRY POPHAM'S
llOr. Emmett Thacker
Ph> 'sician and Surgeon
( Gives Prompt anil Positive Iielief in■ <
>. Oa-e. Soldi' Druggists. Price 1.00. <
< Trial Paeiia^il kjf Mail lie. <
KI1LIAMS MFG. CO., Props. Cleveland, 0. <i Office Phone 5(t
lingt < ii Lodge No. 7'i. A. ¥■ A A. M
(ft v'fi'tf flr-t null thiril SBtnnlny
iiK\ .nights. All Mhmhj- ill k'ood stand-
ing iovlteil. A' in Burnett.
D. f Jenks, Ste'y. . W.M.
PILES! PILES! PILES!
WILLIAMS* INDIAN PILE OINTMENT
Will cure Blind, Bleeding ami Itching Pll* 8.
it ab.vthe tumors, allays itching at once,
pots a* a poultice, gives inbtaut relic*!,
'or naie by ail druggists, mail 50c and $1.00.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Props., Cle' eland, Ohio
^ .Sherman & Sherman
To anvone who can prove that j ^ Plenty of money to loan on farms
one sack of Wichita Best tlour of j hard times make no difference.
125,650 pounds sold ; adv-47-tf Wee J. F. Shockley.
1913, has been re-
mg with true ethics, yet
openly ignoring the letter.
One doctor marries the daugh-
ter of a hospital trustee and is
soon elected a member of the
Another selects a well-to-do
wife qf high social position and
wins an elite practice.
Another having a position in
a medical college is advertised in
the catalogue and college an-
nuals. or other publications of
the institution. The branch he
teaches is called a specialty
which enables him to attract
business from the alumni and
doctors generally as an expert in
Other doctors through inside
pull secure positions on public
health boards and have publish-
ed bulletins on different diseases
The ostensible object being to
spread useful information
among the profession and laity,
but the real object being to im-
press on the public in the widest
possible manner, at public ex-
pense, their knowledge and skill.
The number of cases they haye
successfully treated, thus stim-
ulating the reader to call upon
them when in need of this su-
Other doctors make use of
j their political pull to land the
office of coroner, city or county
physician.. etc. Not because of
J the salaries they expect to get
(these are usually very small)
but for their value as free and
ethical advertising mediums.
Other doctors are advertised
like the favorite brands .of baby
food, "advertised by their loving rangement, offering us half the
Dr. Lightfoot and Dr. Good-
fellow are or may stand high in
the local medical societies. Their
"ethics" are as clean as the char-
acter of a new born babe. They
are competent, good, kind, sin-
cere. noble doctors—the ideals.
But to make one such saint we
cause a hundred derelicts. Where
is the man, old or young, who
can disturb their practice if he
does not employ the same kind
of agents. The ethical doctor
can't advertise openly.
While wq are discussing all
these conditions and forces that
make it difficult for an honest,
conscientious physician to make
a living (under present condi-
tions) we must not neglect to
mention the specialist. Special-
ism was a happy invention. It
seems to harmonize with the
spirit of the age. So wonderful
indeed that as old Dr. Scott, of
Cleveland, once said "The speci-
alists have divided the human
body up in small particles, and
appropriated them until the
general physician has nothing
ieft but a small ring about the
Surgery is, by the v< ry na-
ture of its work, a specialty,
and the eye would naturally
claim its list, but when we must
recognize a dozen different spec-
ialists it is too much. Design
sticks "out, and we see the mo-
tive of dollars.
At some society meeting, the
good "specialist" brother takes
us aside, gives us a good cigar
and proposes a commission ar-
J. R. Everett, E. Duffy, C. S.
John H. Asbury was a visitor
to Oklahoma City Friday. While
there he visited with Tom
Critcher, who has been in the
hospital the past six weeks. Mr.
Critcher has improved very no-
ticeably and has taken a resi-
dence at 409 West 3rd street. He
hopes to return to Lexington be-
Mrs. A. Williams and son, Ar-
thur, moved this week to the J.
T. Coleman farm where they will
reside the coming year.
George Beck and family will
farm the Mrs. Graham place
this year. They moved this
R. W. Potter, who recently
purchased the farm of W. R.
Cheatwood is doing some im-
proving on the place.
Thomas P>ennett and family
have moved on the old Young
Walter Williams has rented
Dr. W. A. Ball's place near Wa-
nette, and will move soon with
A. P. Baxter purchased three
Poland China shoats from J. B.
Roeack the latter part of the
Campaign Year Here
Campaign year is here and poli-
tics are warming up already. The
candidates will have something in -
!• resting to tell you and so have f
I want to tell you—try n suck of
Wichita Best Hour. It is the best
made. Vou will be satisfied and
enjoy eating the good bread it
makes. Leopold Bio, Phone 39
Mr. Sam Gates of the Denton
district and Miss Christina Rus-
sell of Colgate, Oklahoma, were
happily united in marriage
Wednesday evening, December
31st at Norman.
The bride is a popular young
lady with many friends here and
the groom is a prosperous young
farmer who has been making his
home three miles east and three
miles south of here.
Mr. and Mrs. Gates will make
their home on the Mike Sucky
farm southeast of Lexington
where they go to housekeeping
at once. They have the well
wishes of a host of friends, with
E. C. Gray was in Monday j whom the Leader joins, in wish
| morning for a pleasant call—and
I made us feel better with a con-
I tribution of one dollar for the
! paper for 1914.
The other day be noticed a
j motto—a good one—it read:
Man is made of dust!
Are You a Man ?
And then we thought of some
I of those back subscriptions.
Better look at yours—remember
our subscription box is
J. O. Fox, editor of the Cleve-
land County Enterprise, was in
ing them a happy and successful
.('ay on busines
C. E. Danner and family re-
turned Monday from s few days
visit at Oklahoma City.
.J. F. Boydstun Sells Grocery
A deal was closed Saturday
evening whereby Mr. Henry
Dodson became the owner of
the J. F. Boydstun grocery, the
new proprietor took charge
Monday morning. The store has
one of the best trades in Lex-
ington and Mr. Dodson should
1 " I be successful in his new veh-
1 ture. Mr. Dodson was formerly
j in the dray business here and
the past six months has been
located at Lehigh returning here
only recently. Mr. Boydstun
made many friends during the
time he ran the store who will
wish him well in whatever field
of endeavor he may engage.
H'lttlim & BurLe
LEX IN'i 1 ON,
• ' • r: i_*
At'.omev At Law
since May 1, -
turned to me. Leopold Hie, Phone Let us figure your lumber bill.
The Trudgeon yard, Phone 41.
friends." Every physician gains
more or less of his prestige by
this word of mouth advertising.
It is ethiml because beyond his
control. He does not buy it. and
nav for it. It is the most effec-
tive business getting agency we
Some doctors have organized
ee to "assist" him. Then we be-
erin to see light. We awake at
last in our year of grace, to dis-
cover that as general family doc-
tors we are just trade drum-
mers for specialists and sur-
rfons. and we feel proud of our
Then wp have the men who
Office in ^
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends,
neighbors and physician for the
kindnes# for their help and the
many little kind deeds, during
the sickness and burial of our
son and grandson, nephew and
cousin. Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Wheeler and family, Mrs. M. J.
Wood. Mr. and- Mrs. J. B. Wood
<md family, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Dare and family and Mr. and
Mrs. Edd Baxter.
Students! We have typewriting
paper for your use in your commer-
cial work. Come in and get vour
needs Munp'icd :>*. 20«- rer hundred.
If you always want
groceries call up phon
pold Ille's phone nuni
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Perkins
spent Sunday with relatives at
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