The Yukon Sun (Yukon, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, January 30, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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j Canadian County's |
, Real Newspaper
THE YUKON SUN
in Canadian County
YUKON. CANADIAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. JANUARY 30 1911.
THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SUN'S SUBSCRIPTION LIST IS NOW GROWING IS EVIDENCE THAT THE PUBLIC BELIEVES IN CLEAN PUBLICATIONS
ALEXANDER WOULD BE ' Democrats are hoping that Sey-
wc-vt e-r & -r-c tdc- * ci idcd i mour Siler will enter the race to
NEXT STATE TREASURER I ,
j succeed Mr- Fitzgerald. Mr.
'Siler is a splendid citizen and a
Hon. W. L. Alexander, of Ok-, SUCcessful farmer and should he
lahoma City, has announced that decide to enter the race, will
he will aspire to the position of
state treasurer in the coming
make it hard for his opponents.
Outside of the commissioner!
positions, nothing much is being
suggested nor predicted at pres-
j ent, but other suggestions will
| no doubt soon come to light.
Many other counties are almost
in the midst of a campaign and
the candidates are announcing
their candidacy every week.
A Republican precinct caucus
campaign. Mr. Alexander needs
no introduction to the people of
Canadian county, for there prob-
ably is not a man in the state
who is more favorably known,
than is "Bill" Alexander.
Mr. Alexander is a native of
North Carolina, but was raised
in Grayson county, Texas. When
the State of Oklahoma was
opened up to settlement in 1889,
Mr. Alexander rode horse-back ,
from his home in Texas to Okla-1 ,west Yukon township will 1,e
homa, participating in the cele-
brated run on April 22, 1889,
and took up a homestead five
miles east of Oklahoma City.
held in the Spencer building,
two doors west of the First
National Bank next Saturday
afternoon, January 31s*, at 3
He taught school when a young 0 clock for the \™po*e of elect-
man, chased cattle in Texas and |lng 5 delegates to the county
in the Indian Territory, later; convention to he held m El Reno,
farming many years. He has Frank Julian,
A caucus of the Republicans of
I East Yukon precinct is hereby
1 called to meet in the city hall of
Yukon next Saturday afternoon, j
January 31st, at 3 o'clock for the,
purpose of electing four dele- i
gates to attend the county con-1
j vention at El Reno.
A. G. Woods,
HON. \V. L. ALE\ IN'OKR
ilii.mn ( il.v, ('ii.iilillat for Tn
Boy's and Girl's Club Work
Boy's and Girl's Kafir and
Cotton Clubs are now being or-
ganized and all boys and girls
. who desire to join should write
iS. B. Jackson, El Reno, Canadian
Cb-inty agent, U: S. Departrneif.^
! of Agriculture and secure entry j
| blanks for the club or clubs they j
wish to join. Thi:-. year there j
will be numerous prizes in each j
j club and every contestant should j
j put forth his or her bes( efforts j
s<. vol his party, first as precinct tQ wjn t|ie ^rs|. ,)rjze jn the j
committeeman, township cu llx- ,Corn club besides the prizes for
treasurer of Oklahoma county
two terms and was secretary of
the Democratic Territorial Com-
mittee, before statehood. He
was an active member of the
Committee that had charge of
the election of the delegates to
the constitutional convention and
has taken part in every state
campaign, managing three state-
wide campaigns. Mr. Alex-
ander, being one ol' the early
settlers of Oklahoma, was one
of the foremost originators and . ,n
organisers of the Eighty-Niners,
of which organization Col. Jack
Love is now president.
Mr. Alexander's residence in .
. , . . , , , „ . i won by Miss Jessie Pickard, age
in this state has been long;10 / . L , , •
Canadian county there is a free
trip to Washington, D. C. for
the member making greatest
yield of corn on one acre in the
Circulars for instruction will j
be mailed to all members on the j
preparation of the seed bed, the j
value and uses of home and -
commercial fertilizers, planting,
cultivation, seed selection, etc.
From time to time circular letters!
attention to vai
PAYS TRIBUTE TO SCOTT FERRIS
IN A SPEECH before the House of Representatives of
the United States Congress a few days ago, Hon. Claude
Weaver, of Oklahoma City, paid a splendid tribute to our
congressman, Hon. Scott Ferris. Mr. Weaver asked Con-
gress to give their unanimous consent to place in the perma-
nent record of Congress the speech made by Mr. Ferris at
Tulsa a few months ago before the International Dry Farm
ing Congress and the House unanimously gave its consent.
Mr. Weaver's remarks were as follows:
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask unanimous consent of the
House of Representatives to place in the permanent Record
of this Congress an instructive speech on the subject <f
'Conservation,' delivered by my colleague, Hon. Scott Ferris,
of Oklahoma, on the 29th day of October, 1913, at Tulsa
before the International Dry-Farming Congress.
"A speech on conservation was altogether fitting before
that great international council which honored the State of
Ok I homa by holding its deliberati >ns in the beautiful, fast-
gnu ing and magical city of Tulsa. The alpha and omega
of dry farming is conservation. The basic principle is to
prevent waste of water, and the wnole science of dry farm-
ing is simply the conservation of water in the soil for use
"The speech of Mr. Ferris has a permanent value because
it defines with precision the right principles of conservation
and demonstrates the profound economic truth that conser-
vation does not mean to lock the illimitable natural resources
of a nation and deny a rational and legitimate use of such
resources to the people. There is a school of so-called con-
servators whose policy is like that of a farmer with a field
of wheat whitening to the harvest who conserves his wheat
by leaving it ungathered, to be devoured by the fowls of the
of the air or to rot in the field. The folly of such a policy is
the lesson of the powerful discourse delivered at Tulsa by
Hon. Scott Ferris, and I am gratified, indeed, to have this
opportunity, by the unanimous agreement of the Members
of the House, to preserve that speech in the Congressional
"Today I would gladly pay a tribute of friendship to the
high character, the great ability, and the noble qualities of
heart and mind possessed by my colleague, but how idle
that would be, for I speak to those who know him well, who
value his counsels, who love him because of his unfailing
courtesy and rare social graces.
"Scott Ferris by unostentatious but useful service in this
House has reflected honor on the State of Oklahoma where
his name is a household word. The people of his own dis-
trict, his immediate constituents, are bound to him by the
. strongest and closest ties of mutual..confidence and personal
As chairman of the Committee on Public Lands of this
House, in a position of great r< -ponsibility a I powr. Scott
Ferris stands as an impassable barricade between the public
domain and the predatory interests that would despoil it.
Unmoved on the one hand by the visionaries who would de-
prive the American people of the usufruct of an estate incal-
culable in values, which they liold in trust for themselves
and their posterity, and on the other standing firm against
the insiduous influence of corr irate monopoly that seeks
control and ownership of pubi c lands and public water
power. Scott Ferris is himself a fearless conservator not
oi.lv of the nation's wealth but also of the people's rights.
"Let me conclude by saying with sincerity and truth
that, in my opinion, he well dt erves tin tribute paid by
Canning to the younger Pit in those fir.e lines wherein ha
" 'A statesman unbiased by interest or fear,
Dy power uncomiplei), unta uted hv gold.' "
Methodist church at Andrew,
Iowa at the age of 18 years. At
the time of his death he held his
membership in the Methodist
church at Holdridge, Neb. He
WHISKEY AND MOBS
DISGRACE THE STATE
According to the statements of
was a devoted and earnest Chris- ®;'ie man w'10 'ia(^ charge of the
tian gentleman. He was an ac- j C(nn,t>' i;iil at I3« cell. where Ben
tive Christian worker, and was j D'ckerson, a murderer had been
Sunday school superintendent a1*3'31"60' ,ur S;,'ety from mob
number of years. He was never! violence, many of the Oklahoma
married, making his home at Citymen vvho took Part in the
different limes with his brother |siezure an,i lynching of the negro
James and family, his sister Mrs. 1 were drinking heavily. We sup-
Criss, and Neice, Mrs. Sing. P°se the whiskey smell unon
Interment was made in the |their breaths together with their
Frisco cemetery. Services were jactions ,jave him reasons to be"
conducted by Rev. Belden Wei lieve this- Whishey and mobs
kel, pastor of the Richland are co-workers and they usually
United Evangelical church. go together. A man under the
• influence of booze makes a
Richland U. E. Church Notes splendid man for a mob and
The pastor was una'ile to fill probably those Oklahoma Citians
i his appointment at Mt. Zion on found it necessary to "tune up"
account of the funeral of Mr. in good style befc re they could
I get up enough nerve to carry
Don't forget the last quarterly out their dirty work. At any
business meeting for this on | rate, regardless of the color of
ference year will b? held at Mt. j the victim of the mob, the men
Zion Thursday evening after | who participated in the murder-
preaching by Presiding Elder j ous plot have their own hands
Wright. This means if you have illegally and criminally stained
not yet paid your subscription j with the blood of a human being,
for the year to do so at your I They have violated the laws of
earliest convenience. I the state and humanity and they
Presiding Elder Wright will should bo punished. The negro
preach at Richland Siturday murderer should have been
evening and Sunday morning, punished and would have been
Communion service at Richland hail he lived until his trial was
Sunday morning and Mt. Zion
Sunday night in connection with
the preaching service.
The Richland K. L. of C. E.
over, but it littled behooved a
few of the citizens to take the
law into their own hands, making
a double crime out of an alreadv
will have their monthly business I sad affair.
We sometimes wonder how
many years the old world must,
rock along before humanity will
become civilized before whis-
jkey and mobs Hill pass into the
forgotten long ago.
New Deal League Meeting
Democrats in sympathy with
Death of Mrs. Stafford | Moves Barber Shop
Mrs. Anr.inta Reeves Stafford. ; Arthur Hazleton has moved
n other of B, F. Stafford of our i his barber shop to the room in
ious steps in corn, kafir and city, died at her home at Okla-j the Star Theatre building. The
cotton raising will he mailed to j homa City last Tuesday, having! new location gives him splendid
i each of the members.
In 1913 the first
on corn was
enough to acquaint himself with
the wishes of the people in state j
governmental alfairs, and his1
service to his party has enabled
him to learn the duties of the
officers of the state. He is hon-
est and is known as an upright
citizen, thoroughly qualified to
handle the affairs of the office of
state treasurer, and if his party
lived only four short
after the death of her husband
which occured last September.
Mrs. Stafford had been quite
feeble for some time and ever
since her husband's death has
failed rapidly and her death
mu i. l r i I had been expected for several
These contests are for boys , 1
.i i j j days.
13, who raised 80 bushels of corn
on one acre. The first prize on
kaffir was won by Theodore Rob-
inson, age 11, of Darlington.
months | light and the quarters are quite
comfortable. We understand
Mr. Hazelton's building and
former location will be occupied
by Mr. Will Evers, who will open
a harness and shoe repairing
and girls over ten and
eighteen years of age.
Funeral services were held at
the M. E. church Thursday af-
ternoon and interment was made
'in the Yukon cemetery.
Wanted name and address of
places him in nomination at the jail persons who would like to re-j Fruit Will Be Injured
primary next August, he will, ceive by mail, free and postpaid, : Fruit men in Oklahoma are
go through to\ictory in the gen-1 such lilerature as The Christian i not very optomistic over
eral election and give Oklahoma! Herald, Youth's Campanion, Sab prospects for a crop this year,
a splendid service as state treas- bath Reading, Union Signal Re- owing to the exceedingly warm
urer. ^ view of Reviews, Sunday school . weather of the past few weeks.
papers, magazines, etc. Do you !rrne buds on the trees are swollen
Politics Warming Up Slowly want a box of such literature for alarmingly and the tips of the
Politics in Canadian county is I distribution? Its free. Give de- j green leaves are beginning to
warming up rather slowly and | nominational preference if you [show in many localities Be-
the candidates seem somewhat have any. Give names and ages sides the fruit trees, ornamental
of your children old enough to and berry bushes are leafing out
read. I lave you a Sunday and grass has grown enough to
school? Give us names of friends make good pasture. If February
unable la supply their families | is as bitter cold as it generally is
timid about making their purpose
known. Here in the east part
of the county the friends of G.
S. Rector, present commissioner,
are insisting that he make the
race for a second term, which he
will doubtless do. Over in the
district represented by Mr. Fitz-
gerald, who has already served
two splendid terms, many of the
with high class and expensive
publications. This is no adver-
tising scheme but a department
of Christian work. Address- The
Paper Mission, Southwestern Of-
fice, Center, Texas.
in Oklahoma, the fruit crop will
be injured considerably and veg-
etation set back to some extent.
- - ♦
Let The Sun worry over your
job printing. Phone 84.
Death of Spencer Kennedy
Spencer Kennedy, son of
Matthew and Katheryne Ken-
nedy (nee Hyde) was born in
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
October 7th, 1839, died January
24th. 1914, at the home of his
neice, Mrs. Sing, near the Head
the! school house, Canadian county,
Okla , aged 74 year3, 3 months
and 17 days. He leaves to
mourn their loss two brothers,
Samuel at the Soldier's Home,
Marshaltown, Iowa, and John H.
Kennedy, postmaster at Sanjon,
N. M.; two sisters, Mr. Austin,
jSan Diego, California, and Mrs.
E. C. Criss, Okarche, Okla. He
emigrated with his parents to
Iowa in 1854, thence to Nebraska
where he took up a claim. He
removed to Canadian county,
Okla. in 1900. With the excep-
tion of six years spent in Cali-
fornia this has been his home
Mr. Kennedy united with the
meeting at the home of Miss
Lena Barrett Friday night. Let
all the members come.
Belden Weikel. Pastor.
The Sun has printed sale
bills for Adolph Lechtenberger.
who lives one mile wess and two
north of Richland, four miles! the "New Deal" movement and
west and two south of Piedmont, j who are willing to work in the
and eight miles east and five j Democratic ranks to belter con-
north of El Reno. Mr. Le -hten- ditions, and to a sist io inducing
berger's sale will tike place on I suitable and satisfactory men to
J uesdav, february 3, 1914, and j announce for the several state
hi> will sell Is head of horses and officers in the coming campaign,
mules, 10 hr-ad of cattle, 12 head land are willing to
of hogs, 17 . chickens, all his | effort to nominate <
farming machinery and som<> j pable men. that be
furniture including nearly new ment mty It" had, the number of
piano. Mr- Lechtenberger j offices reduced and taxes low-
has had t\\ lve years experience' ered, are invited to meet in the
in the dairy business and hasI banquet room, on the second
some mighty good milch cows. floor of the Lee-Iluckins hotel in
unite in an
Itan and ca-
L. J. Adams Will Leave
L. J. Adams and family will
leave Yukon in the near future
for Alva, where Mr. Adams will
take the position as agent for
the Rock Island Railway Co.
Mr. Adams has been the agent
for the same company here for
several years and his many
friends here will be sorry, in-
deed. to see him leave our little
city. The new position is said to
be the best the company has in
the state, which, by the way, is
a very good recommendation for
Mr. Adams, and speaks highly
for his abiiity.
The Sun takes subscriptions
for any magazine in America.
We have arranged to take these
subscriptions in this locality and
can meet the price you will
secure anywhere. If you would
like to add a magazine or more
to your list of good reading for
1914, drop in and get our price.
Remember, we are prepared to
represent any magazine publish-
ed in the United States.
Three Excellent Lots
I have three excellent vacant
lots which I am authorized to
sell or trade for good stock.
These lots are considered to be
in the best part of the town and
wijl make an exceptionally fine
building site. Corner lots and
they can't be beat in Yukon.
Oklahoma City, Okla., on Satur-
day, the 31st of January, 1914,
at the hour of two o'clock p. m.
Geo. L. Bowman,
W. L. Eagleton, Temp Secy.,
Owen to Address League
Senator Robert L. Owen will
be the principle speaker at the
meeting of the New Deal
league at the Lee-Iluckins hotel
Saturday afternoon according to
announcement of George L Bow-
man of Kignfisher, president of
the league. Senator Owen was
in Oklahoma City Monday and
accepted the invitation to speak.
A large attendance is expected
at this meeting. The followers
of the "new deal" movement
are supposed to outline their
plans for the coming campaign.
Youth's Co-npanion Calendar
The publishers of the Youth's
Companion will, as always at this
season, present to every subscri-
ber whose subscription is paid for
1914, a Calendar for the new year.
It is a gem of calendar-making.
The decorative mounting is rich,
but it is subordinated to the main
purpose to produce a calendar
that is useful.
Have you paid your subscrip-
tion for 1914 yet?
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