The Leger Plaindealer. (Leger, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 1902 Page: 4 of 8
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J. R, McHAHAN,
A complete line of Brushes, Combs and Toilet Articles.
All the School Books adopted by Oklahoma...
LEDGER, ..... 0KLA>.
THE LEGER PLAINDEALER.
By Jno. R. Daniel.
tittered at the Leger Post-cf6ee u second
tute* mail matter.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
tny erronaous reflection upon the charac-
Vr. standing or reputation of any person,
•fcmi am- eceporatior! w&ieft may appear in the
e-ji'anans-et the Piaitsiealer will be gladly
r greeted apon Its being brought to the at-
t.'ijjM. at the publishes.
3Ca*ie sufejecr to theaetiott of the democratic
For Probate Judge:.
T. P. CLAY.
For Gonnty Attorney:
CTLAiS. M THACKER.
For Register^f Deeds:
GEO. T. RUSSELL*.
J. O. McCOLLISTER.
J. W. SCARBOROUGH,
JAS. A. McKIBBIN.
J. J. SALTER.
W. L. KIZZIAR.
For County Clerk:
S. E. ECHOLS.
FRED C. SWITZER.
..EE A. WOMACK,.
J. E. TAYLOR,
G. B. TOWNSEND*.
C. W. COLE,
G. R. MOORE.
A. C. BRAGG.
For Tax Assessor:
G. S. RULING..
For Commissioner, Precinct No. I
R03T. J. LOWERY.
The Independent Move.
To the average, every-day cit-
izen—the one who does not throw
much thought on the political is-
sues of the day—ths^present in-
dependent move in this county
appears- to be a move to wrest the
county affairs from the hands of
machine politics. But when we
consider that the move was de-
signed and i9 being* managed by
some of the rankest politicians in
the county, it gives it altogether
a different phase. When, the
leaders of this move cry “machine
politics” it justifies the pot incal-
iing the kettle black. Doubtless
there* are-many good men in this
move—men who for years have
held tenaciously to independent
tendencies: but for them we have
no words of condemnation, nor
aenaure- The chagrin of having
been caught in such a scheme
is sufficient and just, punishment.
Independence in its true sense is
a good thing, but an amalgamat-
ed* Jomnium-gatherum of politi-
cal odds and ends, huddled to-
gether under the “independent”
blanket, like household goods af-
ter a hurricane cannot be called
independence. The very leader
of one faction of this independent
move is so bitterly prejudiced to-
wards his party that he will vio-
late the law that he may throw
public patronage to institutions
that champion his political tenets.
he may continue to work his
graft; that he may continue his
dogmatic scheme of boycotting
institutions because of their po-
litical faith. Do.our independent
friends call this independence?
There may be some little need of
reform in. this county, but as yet
we have not heard any charge
Is Worth Two of Its Foolish Brothers;
A Wise Dollar is one that has great purchasing power. The dollars-that are spent
at our store are wise, because it is here they go farthest in purchasing from our
up-to-date and modern stock.of
FDMTDBE AND COFFINS
The Stock is absolutely, without question*the neatest and most select that has
ever been,displayed in the West. Read these prices; then come and see.
Ma ffi ncr nor vfiffl ..............................
...............-.......20* to 55<r.
.........*17.50 to S35.00.
RUSSELL & BAUCUM.
South-east Corner of Square. G- A. BREWER, Manager.
preferred. Taxes are high, it’s
true, but this is incident to the
rapid development of any new
country* and this* county ftaa-
nrade a few strides forward in the
past year or two. Besides that,
contingencies have arisen. The
present officials found a depleted
treasury, to the extent that it wae
six months behind with its obli-
gations. This indebtedness had
to be met, and we hold that the
sooner it was discharged the bet-
ter for all concerned. Many new
peoplo have acquired citizenship
in the county recently, and these
have not yet contributed one cent
to the county fund, but have been
a “dead” expense to the county.
These, together with low rendi-
tion of taxes, are important fac-
tors in causing a high rate of
The move—this much-talked
talks so glibly of “machine poli
tics” should study for a moment
its own leaders, and then compare
them to that of the county dem-
ocracy. Compared to the infam-
ous conduct of the leader of one
faction, the democracy will ap
The recent heavy rains, so far
as a.season is concerned* insure
good grain crops.. There is con-
siderable wheat in the country,
and it should bean inducement
for a flouring mill at Leger. Why
not make an effort to secure one?
It will add largely’ to our trade,,
and give employmeat to quite a.
number of people.
Gradually but surely Leger is
extending her trade territory.
People are passing through con-
tiguous inland towns to coma to
Leger to do their trading: It has
become patent in their minds
that this town is competing with
railroad points on prices on mer-
chandise. Leger merchants are
shrewd buyers—know a bargain
when they see it, and generally
manages to pick up bargains for
key, Jeff King.
Recitation : “On the other Train,r—Mis*
Dialogue:. “Jumbo Jum” (3 ecene*)—
Miss Stevenson, Miss Carter, Mias Flo-
rence Stevenson, Messrs. Shaw, Sanford
Doughty, Clarence Pigg, Hendrick Pigg
Solo: “Please, Mr. Conductor doiFt put
me off the train”—Miss Stevenson.
RcctATATTox: “Valodictory”—Miss Annie ■
Dialogue: “Deacon’A Tfibnifctiona” (3-
aets> Miss Starkey, Miss Doughty, Mis^
Annie Gilliland, xisa Lucy Starkey
Messrs. Hendrick Pigg, Will Gilliland.
Henry Starkey, Alvy Doughty, Tbos.
Coiney, Chas Rodgers, Clayton Fjgg.
Tableau: “No rose without a Thorn”—
Miss Mary Stevenson, Messrs. Will Gilli-
'anl and Lee Killer.
Need a Metier
-If so, it will pay you to examine-
your heart in the right place so
you can smile at your neighbor.
It is almost a new machine over former
years, and you will approve of each
change made. It is the lightest draft of
any machine made and guaranteed to
please.. Come in and let us show you the
SAMPLE, or notify us and we will have
our Special Agent call and show and ex-
plain same to you.
Hhjiiewcr and niaderhnrk,
Agents for Greer County.
their customers. They absolute
independent” move—that ly guarantee to sell goods as
cheap as they are sold at rail-
How to Succeed is Business
Keep your liver in good condi-
tion by using Simmons’ Liver
Purifier (tin box.) It corrects
- - constipation, cures Ingestion,
pear but as a venial fault*, or Biliousness, stops Headache, gets
even shine as a spotless virtue. ------1----L '~'u*■
An instrument of recommenda-
tion, in behalf of I. L. Ennis, can-
didate for tax assessor of Kiowa
County, was circulated here last
Saturday morning. It was given
the undivided support of every
busiuess man to whom ii was
presented. All endorsed him as
a young man of “sober, reliable,
upright, and honorable habits,
and worthy and deserving of any
trust that may be bestowed upon
Do your trading at Leger and'
let’s keep the dollars at home.
Montgomery Ward & Co. have
no interest in you except to bleed
you for all they can.. You often,
pay more for goods from them
than your home merchant would
The rain3 that have been fal-
ling for the past week have left
the streets and alleys of the city
in. a stagnated condition. Sani-
tation is now in order. It will
ameliorate the present contagion
that is pervading the city. More-
over, it be a safe-guard against
any pestilence that might, by
some unforeseen manner* gain
’ entrance into the town. By all
means let’s dem up the town if
for no other reason than that we
From a geographical stand- are timj Gf living in a pile cf
point Leger is the most available j rufcbish.
place in.Oklahoma for a flouring
miH. It is about thirty mile9 to
a mill, and some town near here
will put in cne before long. It
School will closo Friday. The
Literary “Circle” will give tho
will become an actual necessity following programe Friday, April
when the road gets here. Leger 18th. It has been decided to
is the logical place for it, and our charge 10c admission on account
people should be making some of the house being so crowded
efforts to 9ecune it.
when it was free. Come early
and avoid the rush 1
Oration: “The Hero of Chanceiloraville—
Prof. SSaw. .
Rrcitatjon: ‘ The Gambler's Wife—Miss
Quartet: “Seeking a Home”—Miaa Stev-
enson, Miss Starkey, Mr. Hendrick Pig#
Mr. Clarence rigg.
The first town out from Oklaho-
ma City on the Oklahoma City <£
Western is to bear the name of
Wheatland. It was named Ben-
ton, but it was found that another
Benton postoffice existed in Okla-
homa, 90 the name had to be
changed. A. K. Blifl has been j Recitation-m.m Cora Butler.
rp-__1 Dialogue: “Salutatorian’s Difficulties”— -
appointed postmaster.—Times MeMrs. FrMk Horace Doughty, HklftfAWT & FOndCrbUTh
Journal. 1 CWtoa Estea Burt, Walter Star- «I3n,*WVI HIQIIIUWL*.
Pumps, Tanks &c.
And if you anticipate buying,
consult our Mr. J. U. COKN, who
is manager of tlu9 department.
Orseeus. We keep a stock of
these goods on hand.
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Daniel, John R. The Leger Plaindealer. (Leger, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 1902, newspaper, April 17, 1902; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc405898/m1/4/: accessed March 4, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.