Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, July 31, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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"Eutered June 9.1908, at Lexington, Okla.as secoiul-olass matter, umler Act of Cou*rrt*? s «.t March 3. ihts."
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, JULY 3), 1905.
i LEXINGTON LEADER
'j ONE YEAR $1.00
FOR SUPERIOR JOB
THE WONDER OF THE AGE
Call at our new quarters and see our new Safe, and
How it works. It is the wonder of the
age in Burglar Proof Safes.
Every Consistent Accommodation Extended to
the Public. Come And See Us.
We Are Always Open For Business,
North Side Broadway, Opposite Owl Drug Store.
Loral showers this week.
Miner MeCaslin is cm the sick
list this week.
Joe Highee anil smiles were in
the city Saturday.
Tom Belew made a business trip
I to Purcell Tuesday.
Alvin Highee visited in Lexing-
ton Saturday and Sunday.
Crops are growing in these parts
of the county since the rain.
Col. Toots Mallow is visiting in
! \\ cstern Oklahoma this week.
J. O. Fox, of the Lexington Lead-
er, passed through our city Satur-
Prof. L. R. Ramsey's school is
progressing nicely. There are ahout
60 011 the roll.
Misses Lena Pearey, Dola Belew
and brother, George, went to the
J picnic at Box Saturday.
Messrs. Dave, Hill and Lambert
were elected school directors at the
school election Tuesday
Corbett crossed lut- with Spring
Hill last Saturday. Corbett
victorious by the score of 20 to 7.
A large crowd attended the sing-
ing Sunday evening, and delegates
were elected to the county conven-
S. \\ . Hutchin. of Lexington,
candidate for representative, was
seeing the voters here first of the
J. Vandaveer, present representa-
tive from Cleveland county, and
candidate for re-election spoke at
I Valley Grove last Friday right.
Ob Copper happened to bad lin k
Sum.ay evening. He is taking les-
Isoiih this week though, which will
be a big help to him in the future.
\\ bile studying the- platforms of Bryan and Taft put a little
of your thoughts on a few of the planks that we present to vnu as
a candidate for your Banking busines-
Absolute Safety and Guarantee to Our Depositors.
Courteous treatment to our patrons and the public.
Conscientious Regard For Our Promises.
Liency with deserving creditors that is consistent with good
banking. Stability of residence and eighteen years experience
in successful credit business in this locality. Conservative in
all our business dealings. All to gain and no chance to lose
when dealing with us.
Financial strength to assist our patrons. Don't vou think
we deserve at least part of your banking business.
SECURITY STATE BANK.
New County Road Law August 4, 'OS
'I he following are the principal features of the New Law:
County Supervision of Koads and Highways.
Cash Poll Tax. except as provided in Section.
1 lie principal Roads to he built by contract.
The County Supervisor may superintend the working of
'1 lie building of all roads, highways, bridges, dr
systems and other public works to be under the general
vision of a County Kiigmeer, who must be a graduate of
citable school, or must pass an examination before the
THE EXPENSE OF THE NEW COUNTY ROAD LAW AS
PARED WITH THE PRESENT SYSTEM
An Era Extravagance
Roads Made Better
The Roosevelt administration now The roads in Cleveland county
places to its account the third de- could he made better, in fact could
ti (it in seven years. With deficit he made good. and kept in first-
of $'2,000,000 in 1904, $'2: .tX)(),U)0 claws shape by the adoption of the
in 19t). and now $(>0,000,000 in new road law. which is to be voted
1908—considering the flush times on at the primary Tuesday.
it has enjoyed up to nine months If the new road law carries, which
ago—it makes a shockingly had should be a certainty the convicts
•showing. will he worked on the public liigh-
Tlie deficit of $00,000,000 for the ways, and in this manner we will
fiscal year just ended represents the get something out of our convicts.
county is entitled to.
W. 0, W. Celebration
■ \\ O. \\ . lodge of Box, cel-
their anniversary at that
iturday with a big picnic,
picnic was not thoroughly
equently the crowd
large, however all
* negligible deficit. \\ it 11 nppropri- present enjoyed tin' day in a spoli-
ations amounting to the immense did manner.
aggregate of $1,008,80-1.894 for the Several very interesting speeches
year now beginning. Mr. Roosevelt were delivered, which were enjoyed
promises to signalize the end of j by those present.
penalty paid for willful extrava-
gance. It is only $4,(MM),000 less
than the total shrinkage in govern-
ment receipts during a year of acute
' financial panic and general depres-
sion in trade. Primarily it is due
to an increase of $8,1)00,000 in ex-
penditures in one year, without advertised
which there would have been onlv a was not
A Big Deal
. Webster traded his three
gs in Lexington to W. 1'.
of Center, Colo., for a sec-
tion of land in the San Luis Valley,
Colo., last Friday. Consideration
A Little Folk Social
his second term in the
by still deeper inroads upon the
surplus accumulated in day*
The twelve months just closet
have witnessed the heaviest expen
ditures in the history since 186")
not exceeding the period of the war $2"),000.00
with Spain. Under Mr. Roosevelt
the expenditures for the three years
1900-190N. together with the ap-
propriations for 1909. when the
country has been at peace, have
.reached the grand total of $.'>,498,-
809,:!71, or $.'>.'>,978,440 more than Aiuarillo, Texas,
during the four years of the Civil Those in attendant'
One of the most formidable tasks
of Mr. Roosevelt's successor will be
to keep the country on a working
basis within its income. No pro-
ject to spend money was ever vetoi
A social was given at tin
deuce of Mr. and Mrs. I
ram Monday evening in
Jim, Kd, Otis and Lois
Me Bee. I
and Blanche Tee
iois Little, Rae ai
by Mr. I roosevelt. Many projects
to spend more money which he ad-
vocated tailed of approval by con-
gress. Public extravagance is a di-
sease which he has done nothing to
check, hut more to make compul-
sory upon later administrations.—
New York World.*
I May Ingram: Masters (ieorge I'erk-
Ld and Otis Little ami Lee Ingram.
Mesdames. R. W. White. R. A.
I son i. Otto Little. Jesse Long, of
Wynnewood. J. S. Little of Aiua-
rillo, Texas, and Jesse Asblirv. of
Concert at Lone Star
A large crowd was present at the
hand concert and ice cream social
at I/one Star Friday night, which
was ti jjrarnl Hilt-cess, both financial
ly and socially. A neat sum was
realized for the benefit of the hand
At the home ,,f Rev. J M Nich-
ols. of Portales, on July 1 Hth. at 7
o'clock. Mr. J. li Kerley and Mrs
Eva Nlavin were happily married.
Mr. Kerley was formerly a resi-
dent of Norman the bride, of Lex-
Mr. and Mrs. Kerley left i'ortales
Sunday morning for Aiuarillo, Ti\x..
on their wedding'tour. They will
spend a few days in Amarillo and
in neighboring towns.— I'ortales,
(N. M.) Times.
A Double Header
\\ as played at Purcell Sunday
afternoon, between the Oklahoma
City Boosters and the Purcell
(iiants. The Giants won both
games, the first by the score of 7 to
2, ami the second by 8 to I.
This speaks well for the Purcell
team, as they have won every series
of games they have played this
year. The Giants are being ably
captained and managed by ('has.
Wantland, a freshman of Oklahoma
School Board Election
Quite a number of the school pa-
trons attended the school meeting
at the school house Tuesday after-
noon. The minutes were read and
A motion to levy 10 mills for the
school furtd was made and unani-
mously passed. A motion passed
the house to have a nine months
term of school, beginning Septem-
J. M. Tugglc wa- re-elected a
member of the board without oppo-
las recently added
his already good
We enjoyed another fine rain
R. M Hurd had another well dug
Mrs W J Gra f is hi the sick
list this week
Aaron Wcddle has moved from
here to Mc< niuli.
Mr. and Mr- J. W M. Klros are
sick with t.s phoid lever
Wilburn Cheatw ( H H1 S I > ,|} )\ i S
very sick with erysipelas.
jhb. h am. of i'ivet is visiting his
sister-in-law. Mrs lf.nn. here.
\\ illie Coleman took a load of
apples to Lexington Thursday.
Mrs. J. B. Pybas ships 25 pounds
of fine butter each week to Shaw-
W. J. Orace
cold drinks t
Albert Sanders and J. T. Cole-
man and families were fishing on
the South Canadian last week.
The little five-year old girl of
Mrs. Laura Willis died Thursday of
last week, and was buried Friday.
Miss Julia Day. of I'ncas. who
I has been visiting her aunt. Mrs.
Copeland, returned home Saturday.
S. J. Puckett and family spent
Saturday and Sunday with <1. K.
Blaneett and family, near Lexing-
Several from this vicinity were
fishing on Little River last week,
but brought home more plums than
W illie Coleman accidentally shot
himself with a pistol one day last
week. The bullet grazed the hfp.
hut the wound i- not serious
J. I'. Cunningham, a large fruit
and truck grower, of tiainsville,
Texas, is visiting friends and rela-
tives here. He is very strongly im-
pressed with 111i.- section of Okla-
homa. and i thinking of locating
I'lldcrthe present system
of road building ssc hav e in
Cleveland Counts 65 road
overseers who draw $.'17.50
per year, making a total of $2.4 :7."•(I
Three County Commis-
sioners who are allowed to
put in 6(1 days at $.'>.00 per
day—assuming that this
put in two-thirds of that
time, we have three ( on
missions at $120,011 ,'KiO.OO
There are in this counts
eight Township l'rilslee-
who art allowed to put in
(todays at $1.50 per day —
assuming that they each
put in one-half of their
time, we have eight town-
ship trustees at $4 VI 1(1
Total estimated expense
of the present system $.'!, 1 57.50
I ndcr the new Counts
Road Lass ssc svill have a
County Engineer at a sal-
ary of $1.21N i 00. less the
fees of the present Count)
Surveyor's office, which is
approximately $(i(IO; the
total experisi to the coun-
ty for the County Engineer
is here fore $ lillll.OlJ
\ud three Roail Super-
visors at $2.50 per day;
assuming that they put in
tssi thirds of the time. \sc
have three Supervisors at
Alloss ing as expenses for
oflice supplies, etc. .">110,ft'
I otal estimated expense
under I h e new ('ounty
Road I,ass $2,064.80'
Some people value goods by the \\ hen pay day conies pay up,
price they pay; others by the shop When the ss'holesale people send
in sviiich they buy: others by the ef- hills to our merchants, they expect
feet the goods have upon their neigh- the money in return. They have to
liors. It is only the common work- have the mones to tlo business.
a-day sensible people who value
goods by the goods. If you would
have all four classes as your custo-
mers it is your business as an ad-
vertiser to make the cap tit.
Just so, our merchants have t< > liavtj
the money to transact their busi-
ness. Arrange your purchasing so
that if you have to buy on credit,
ss lien pay day conies you can pay up
AN ELECTRIC RAILROAD FOR LEX-
Seems to lie the latest thing of interest to our entire popula-
tion, as every one is looking forward to the time svhen, it we
want to go on a business or pleasure trip, the inconvenience of
driving a mile, or svaiting in vain for the hack-man, svill forever
he forgotton. and instead, ssc can stop inside the commodious
c hair car and be whirled ass ay by that unseen posver of the age.
But should you want to buy a bottle of patent medicine, have a
prescription tilled or get something,cold to think, you should go
to the sallle old place, the same old
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Fox, J. O. Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, July 31, 1908, newspaper, July 31, 1908; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110323/m1/1/: accessed February 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.