The Leger Plaindealer. (Leger, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1901 Page: 1 of 4
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I HE LEUER PLAIN DEALER.;
S«i Cents a Year.
LEGER, GREJ2R COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, OCTOBER 31, 1901.
| Dr. J. E. Fowler,
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« Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat, £
PreiSafearg steps Tafscfi
t# cifeel PeptR3B£8t
W D. lUlRIl, M.ll.
I* Jlil' “lsi,lmjS8lME ENTHUSIASTIC TALKS UK.
pIlYMirUX usd ^UUGKO.Y | _
Local Health Officer.
Special attention piren to General Sir<-erv
ftnd Disease* of Women.
Calls promptly attanded to day and nitrht
Office at.i'undlaiou'b Drug Store.
Alt it*. o.T,
Dr. A. R. HAGEN.
■ Local Hsalts Officer.
Former Visiting Surgeon to New Orleans
■ Charity Hospital.
Former Clinical Assistant, New Orleans
Former A. A. Surgeon, United States Ma-
Diseases I W men and Children.
-Night call*—OVER CRADDOCK'S STORE
I J. J* Satterfield, f
& '• (• e)DBNTIST.Ce <*) (•
A Teeth cleaned and treated. «
T Plato Work a Speciality, f
■e a u..._ - - &
and fce Prepared ro ti-
tain the number of bales of cot-
ton raised in this part of the
county last year. J. M. Julian
is to furnish the club with oat
statistics for this end of county
for last year. This is a move in
the right direction, and a united!
effort on the part of our people j : ' ~ ' ----------- ■ -
will place Leger where she ought J» Fv> i^lcriAHAN
to have been several years ago. *
Jrso. J. Rogers*
-DEALER IN-- *
GROCERIES and HARDWARE.
<• Altus, u. T. t.
J M W8LEIV3AN,
Handles Lands. Investment Banker.
Collections Giron Promqt Attention.
Will practice in U. S. Land Office
and all the courts.
Mangum - - - - O. T.
W. C. Jarboe,
Jsstlee of iste Peace
and Notary pieimic.
Ivor in west. vuruer oquare.
Altus, .... Okla.
J. M. DILLARD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY.
Will practice in all tho Courts
and the U. S. Lr.r.d Offlco.
w. t. McConnell,
Will practieo in nil the Courts
of Texas and tho Territory.........
Last Tuesday night marked a
new epoch in the life of Leger.
A commercial club was practi-
cally organized. The meeting
was held in the oollege, and quite
a sprinkle of our representative
business men wore present and
manifested great interest. The
meeting was called to order by
Judge J. P. Orr, stated the object
of the meeting, and outlined the
work he felt that it behooved the
town to do. Hon. W. T. Me Con -
nel then delivered a neat and
pointed speech in which he urged
the business men to organize,
which was necessary to one’s self
protection. “Many new enter-
prises are looking this way,” he
said, “one of which is a flouring
mill.” He then spoke at length
Oi. a party in Quanah who want-
ed to put in a flouring mill at
this place. After the object of the
meeting was made public and ad-
dresses on the importance of ac-
tion the followin'? business wan
transacted. J. P. Orr was elect-
ed temporary chairman and Jno.
R. Daniel temporary secretary.
W. T. McConnell, C. C. High-
tower and Dr. W. D. Baird were
appointed as a committee on
permanent organization. C. C.
Hightower was requested to as-
certain the taxable value of the
county. J. R. McMahan was
appointed to to find out the num-
ber of bushels of wheat raised
contiguous to Leger. V. E.
Conkle was appointed to aseer-
An editorial in the Mangum
Star informs the people in an ar-
gumentative, style that they are
soon to be taxed for a court house
at Mangum. The proposition as
stated by the Star is as follows:
A committee of leading busi-
ness men went before the com-
missioners court last week with a
proposition to build a court house
To build a house on the square
to cost between 825,000 and 835,-
000; the commissioners to rent it
until the principal with 5 percent
interest has been paid, the house
then to become the property of
We suggest that this is a move
to evade the law. The law pro-
\ ides that “any extraordinary
outlay of money by the county,
or any expenditures greater in
amount than can be provided for
by the annual tax, or whether
the COUNTY WILL CONSTRUCT ANY
COURT HOUSE, JAIL OR OTHER PUB-
LIC buildings * * * Shall be by
THE COMMISSIONERS SUBMITTED TO
A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.” (See
article 1788 and 1800, Statutes of
1893 and Acts of 1897, page 111.
Now, if this proposition is car-
ried out would not the county be
building the court house, in fact?
a wnuM T|,fl pomnanv
would be building it—but the
county would be paying for it.
This is one way of fastening the
debt upon the people without first
consulting their wishes at the bal-
lot box as provided by law. In
other words, Mangum knows that
the people of the county do not
want and will not vote a large
bonded debt on themselves for
tho benefit of Mangum; and this
is her little subterfuge; her little
scheme to decoy the people into
an indebtedness of the endless
A complete line of Brushes, Combs and Toilet Articles
j the Sch0Ql Bo°Ha adopted by Oklahoma...
| CALL ON OR WRITE....
Me when you want to borrow money on cattle.
H I loan m amounts from $S80 Up on any kind of
cattle. Very reasonable rate of interest and ^
X no commission. ^
« OSCAR SMITH, an* cm, Okla. f
K. C. COX, A. L. ELLIOTT, C. D. RORER, ♦
^ President. Vice-Pres. Cashier. ♦
A _ r* a a - ♦
| Granite State Bank.
R. S. WADDELL, 0. B. KEE, K. C. COX
C. W. JOHNSON. J. N. OLDS. C. D. RORER.
—TRANSACTS GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS-'
Accounts of Stockmen, Farms and Individuals Respectfully Solicited.
Collections Given Prompt Attention. Granite, O. T.
^ uiven prompt Attention. Granite, O. T. X
whipping the devil
atnm*' 1Tr *• —
sioners Lowery and Thompson
for “not seeing their way clear,”
and feel satisfied that they will
not accept this proposition to
evade the law and trample under
foot the will of the people. It is
said by the Star that no fairer
proposition could have been made,
and yet the house is to be built(?)
without tho consent or voice of
the people—they are to be taxed
—for what? * For the persona^
pride 'and aggrandizement of a
town that realizes that there are
nit n ?
county at a point east of here.
They crossed the river Tuesday
and will probably be here today.
C. T. Black was a Dunbar vis-
itor last Tuesday.
J. M. Dillard made a business
trip to Navajoe yesterday.
Whereas; we the people of
Eldorado, Greer County, and
surrounding community believe
that the cotton buyers of Quan-
ah, Texas, are making unfair
Attempted Colonization of Dutch.
For about one month past a
banker from one of the Dutch
settlements of Missouri and rep-
resenting an aggregation of this
racial extraction has been in the
Bethel community, a few miles
east of here, and is getting an
option of farms with the view of
settling his “Deutehmein” there-
on. He had succeeded fairly j 2T
well until a few days ago, when ! ^
tho people became alarmed, and j v
on last Monday night a meeting, ^
of remonstrance and indignation i ^
was held and the people decided i g*
not to givo him farther option or -
encouragement. He proposes to
settle them on forty acres each.
He says he is going to have tho
land and the people say they will
not sell. This is one of the fav-
ored localities of Greer County,
and we hope to eee it retain its
present coterie of progressive
First Established Optician in Greer County.
discriminations in prices, against
likely to be some early changes | cotton ginned in Greer county
made in county boundaries, and; gins, therefore, be it resolved
she wants a “cinch,” if possible.
In substance, the scheme is one
to evade tho law and a vote
of the people, and, according to
that we, the farmers, in mass
meeting assembled, take steps to
protect ourselves against such
unfair discriminations, by bulk-
the Statutes of Oklahoma, is any-j ing our cotton at some home
thing but “fair.” The Star ad- point in Greer county, where we
$ Careful attention given to fitting complicated cases c
V fective vision.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Waggoner's Jewelry Store,
mits that the house could be built
cheaper by issuing bonds. Then,
if THE PEOPLE want the court!
house, why not vote upon the
| proposition of issuing bonds and
a i building it in a lawful manner?
It seems to us that this would be
the “fairest” way of creating a
While we believe the contract,
if entered into by the commis-
sioners, would be a nullity, yet
we do not wish to take any chan-
ces with Mangum putting up a
i twelve or fifteen thousand dollar
building and taxing the people to
pay for a twenty-five or thirty
thousand dollar structure: and
that, too, without the consent of
le majority of the people.
will invite foreign buyers to come
and bid upon the same.
W. T. Fraser, chairman.
W. G. Cousins, secretary.
Eldorado, Oct. 1G, 1901.
P. S. Rozell and T. C. Lanier
were here Tuesday night, having
come after the coffin for the little
child of J. R. Rozell.
Trcwltt improved cottoa Seed For Sale.
1400 pounds ginned 480 pounds
of lint; will make about three-
fourths bale on tight land. Seed
SI.00 per bushel.
S. T. Yarbrough,
15-18. Lock, Okla.
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Bad Judgment in Buying Jewelry
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class Jewelry Store _ *_
west side of the square... R. L. WAGGONER, Mangum, O. T.
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