Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, September 10, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. 1909
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BOYS KILLED BY TRAINS Death of Walter Coleman
On Saturday September 1th. the
Billy Nobles and Marshall Parncll SCy^]ie 0f (jM1e cut down in the bar-
Found Dead Near Hallville veB^ field of life, a beautiful sheaf
for the garner of God. This prec-
Hallville, lexas. Sept. 7. At N sheaf was Walter Scott Coif
o'clock this morning the bodies of nl,ui soll 0f |)r an)| M,>.
two white boys were found on the. l Coleman.
Texas and Pacific Railroad track, \ Walter Scott Coleman was born
two miles east of here, their bodies J jn Canton. Ga., October 27, 1901,
being badly mangled. Papers were j jjetj September 4, 1909j and was
found on them giving their names a( ^|ie ,,f )|js death, seven
as Marshall Parnell, of Ashdown, | yearg) ten months, and eight days
Ark., and Billy Nobles, of Dallas, i0]j j|e wag unusally bright for
Texas. Their bodies are being i veargi obedient to his parents
DEMAND SALE OF
' SEGREGATED LAND
Coalgate Convention Decides To
Draw Bill To Present To
Coalgate, Okla., Sept. 8.—Con-
gress, next winter, will be prcsent-
i ed with a bill from a senator or a
representative from Oklahoma, pro-;
viding for the sale of the* surface of
the half million acres of segregated
coal and asphalt lands of the Chick-
| asaw and Chocata nations and that j
bill will have been drawn by the
citizens of those nations who are
familiar with conditions, the na-
ture and the value of these lands
and the concensus of opinion re-
garding the land in this state.
This was the plan decided upon
by the members of the segregated
coal lands convention, which ad-
journed a session of two days here
yesterday. The convention decid-
ed *to abandon its former plans of
sending delegates and petitions to
Washington. The principal address
was delivered by congressman C.
I). Carter, of Ardmore. I)r. E. N.
Wright, the Choctaw nation's rep-
resentative in Washington, advo-
cated the sale of the lands with the
minerals to any person, persons,
ii or corporation that might sub-
mit proper bids. This idea was
not relished by the convention.
I Governor Haskell made a brief
address in the afternoon and was
taken in an automobile to Phillips
where he spoke at a labor picnic.
held awaiting arrival of their par-
ents, who have been notified and
will reach here tonight. Justice
Lynch, after viewing the bodies,
decided they were run over by a
Texas and Pacific train.—Dallas
Billy Nobles formerly lived in
Lexington, where he was well and
Marshall Parnell formerly lived
north of town with his parents. He
was a brother of Mrs. Roy Sherman,
and the remains will be brought
here for interment.
The Baptist revival, which was
conducted at the tabernacle by
Evangelist T. C. Carleton for two
weeks, (dosed Sunday night.
Rev. Carleton is a great minister
and did good work for the Lord
and truthful in every way. He was
a very affectionate child, and had
by his kindTy manner endeared
himself to every member of the
home, and it was hard to say fare-
well and take the last fond look,
but we must bow in submission to
God's will, remembering our Lord
has said "Suffer little children to
come into Me, for of such is the
kingdom of heaven. Only an an-
gel with love-guided pen could have
written the story of a life so tender,
loving and beautiful.* A greater
part of the time during his last ill-
ness he was unconscious, but he
i sang the sweet songs he loved so
well, which he was soon to sing in
The funeral services were eon-
ducted by Rev. If. H. Everett as-
sisted by Rev. E. H. Creasy at the
home southeast of the city, after
which mother earth lovingly open-
And thy loss we deeply feel,
l!ut 'tis God that has bereft us
And lie can our sorrows heal
...... — „ !
during the two weeks, there being; ed her bosom and received the life-
many souls saved and the christ-1 legs remains. The number of sym-
ians were greatly revived. Tw«*lve : pathetic; friends was large and the
united with the Baptist church. j floral was a lovely emblematic of
the love that characterized the life
Fishing Party of the dear silent form.
L • A fishing party, consisting of T. Dear parents and loved ones, we
.1. Criteher. II. II. Everett, and E. J sympathize with you in your deep
\V. Wynne of this city; M. W. Oliv-j sorrow, and point you to the father
er and K. E. Newton, of Mannsfield, i above, who alone can comfort.
Mo.; Hnd J. A. Shriver and Louis' Little Walter thou hast left u
Brosious, of Noble, spent first of i
• the week on Randolph lake on the
Washita. They report a spendid j
lime mid plenty of fish.
In regard to the disposition of
the .1. Kay case, which appeared in
the Leader last week, we were in
error. The facts are these:
Quite a number of the citizens of
Lexington, submitted the proposi-
tion to County Attorney Graham,
stating that it would be the best to
accept a fine of $50.00 from .1 Ray
and a contract whereby lie would
leave the state lor all time-to come
« ' was accepted by Mr. Graham, and
' when court convened on Tuesday.
The Lexington schools opened
Monday morning with a very large
j attendance, and with Prof. W. N.
! Rice, one of the best educators in
! the state at the head, assisted by
J. H. Hutchin, Misses Era Gandy,
Lucy Grillin, Ora Holland, Dora
Brown and Donna Rice, the school
will be kept up to the high stand-
ard already established by Mr. Rice.
Lexington is an ideal town in
which to live and with the advan-
tage of the great school, many fam-
ilies are moving to Lexington for
the purpose of educating their chil-
dren in a school with a reputation.
County Court News
Ray Farmer, charged with viola-
ting the prohibition law, was found
guilty by the jury last Thursday
morning on the second charge.
Judge N. E. Sharp assessed bis fine
at $100 and 60 days in jail in both
! cases, making his fine $'200 and
j 120 days in jail.
J. M. Taylor was found guilty on
' Saturday for violating the prohi-
• bition law, and the jury placed bis
fine at $50 and 30 days in jail.
The remaining cases were con-
i tinned until the next term of court.
County Attorney Graham received
many congratulations on his suc-
cessful prosecuting, winning all the
cases tried at this term of court.
\^'e Want It Generally Known
That The Farmers State Guaranty Bank of Lexington has the largest
•number of Farmer Stockholders of any bank in Cleveland county.
That this is a bank of the Farmer, owned by Farmers and operated
chiefly in the interest of Cleveland an#Pottawatomie County's farmers.
We Cash Anybodys Check On Any Bank
In Lexington, Purcell, Noble,. Norman. Wayne, Rosedale. Wanette.
Pauls Valley, Shawnee, Oklahoma City or any other Oklahoma town and
will not charge you a cent.
We cash hundreds of checks every month. Wc will also cash for
you all checks you may get on any bank in the U. S. liring your
checks and vour business and come to the Farmers Bank. 1 bat's
p'CAPITM^ U r
I $25,000.00 1 " *
Farmers State Guaranty Blip
==OF UXINGTOI "
EVERY DEPOSITOR GUA
T H E
by S. C. HAWK.
WHO WE ARE
W. 11. Bi.ackweli,
A. I). Hawk
Mrs. N. M. Forkiiani*
J. F. Boydstun
H. A. Hawk
J. O. Fox
G. W. Merritt
D. N. Kf.lley
S. C. Hawk
J. C. Fischer
J. M. Titgglk
II. C. Rice
S. W. 11ittchin
Mrs. S. F. Ahee
J. W. Medearis
F. J. Hawk
BIG CIRCUS AT
Waggoner-Saulsburry Well at School
Mr. A. M. Waggoner and Mrs. A well has been drilled at the
jOtha Saulsburry, of northeast of the j school house, which is affording an
Barnum and Bailey to Exhibit There ; city, were happily married at Pur-' abundance of fine water for the
on Wednesday. September 22nd. j fell last Saturday morning. school.
Mr Waggoner i- • very prosper-
ous farmer, while the bride is a Business Changes
highly respected lady. I bey have g ^ Donison has purchased the
a host of friends who join in ex-
tending congratulations and wish-
prosperous weddcil earcer.
They departed Saturday for a few
days pleasure trip to Oklahoma
< 'it \ and Shawnee
Three to One
i icy meets
val of the
I lie ea-e w ,~ dismis-eil
ion of the county attor-
with the general appro-
people. for the expense
if trying such cases is great.
The Lender for all the new -
Republicans Would be Tickled
Wouldn't it tickle the republican
! central committee to have an elec-
tion called on the Taylor Election
I Law. put the state to a hundred
I thousand dollars of expense, and
alter the Supreme Court had de-
i dared that nothing could result
from the election because the pro-
visions of the law bad bgen ignored
; in filing the petition, and then get
1.>ut and accuse the administration
! of extravagance, and of squander-
j ing the tax payers money? No one
| knows any better than these howl-
ing politicians that they have an
illegal petition, but they are willing
to spend a hundred thousand dol-
lars of tax money for the opportun-
ity of having a valid basis upon
which to allege extravagance.
Win. Byrns. of near Hclsd, died
Monday morning, August •'>(M11. of
Mr. Byrns was a pioneer o! Cleve-
land county, and bad lived on bis
farm near llclsel tor several years.
He was a prosperous farmer and
highly respected citizen, numbering
bis friends by 11is acquaintances
Interment was made in the Lex,
ington cemetery I ucsdav
llis brothel', of North Dakota,
and daughter, of Atuarillo. Pcxas
arrived Monday oilly II few hours
before his death
Hughes Gets Contract
S. P. Hughes will secure the coil
tract to erect the new school build-
ing at Lone Star, his bid being the
the lowest submitted Considera-
The Barnum & Bailey greatest
show on earth is to visit Oklahoma
City on Wednesday, September 22.
Never since the beginning of time
has an amusement enterprise so
tremendous in size been organized
as this one. Its magnitude is al-
most beyond belief. All America,
together with every foreign country,
has been scoured from end to end
by agents of this big show in search
of novelties and the result is a per- Guthrie, Okla.. Sept. 7.—"Dein
formance brim full of sensational ocratic extravagance in the manage
acts new to the circus world. Iri nicut of the school land office is
the big Barnum & Bailey show are appaling. The expense- averagi
nearly 400 aretiie stars, most of ten thousand dollars per■month." -
whom are seen now for the first Republican Press Dope
time. A new sensation will be seen
at every performance in "JUP1 PER.
the balloon horse. This remarka-
ble animal with its fearless rider
ascends to tin dome of tie circiif
tent in a balloon and dc:
the ground in a shotver
insurance business of J. L. Graham,
inil the farm loan and real estate
ing for them a most pleasant «nd | |)Usines8 „f p. j. Hawk, and is pre-
I'n d e r 'Democratic c x t r a v a-
gance" tile school children of the
state are receiving three times as
much per capita from the school
land office as they did under Re-
■nds to publican economy Phis is why
>1 lire j the calamity how l of the republican
works. Nearly 1000 animal won- press has such little clicet. If paid
deis are to be found in the big 108 three dollars now to where they
cage menagerie, * herds of do- used to get but one Irotn this source
phants, including one herd that ac-
tually plays upon musical i'nstru-
pared to sell you a farm, loan you
money and write your lire insur-
ance. See his ad in another col-
Death ot C. B. Trotter
Mr. Carry li. Trotter, who was
stricken with paralysis about two
and one-half months ago, was again
stricken Tuesday, which caused
his death at it o'clock that night at
his home near Carrollton, Mo. The
deceased was 05 years of age. He
was the father of Mrs. E. J. Keller,
of our city.
Mrs. Keller was present at the
I i me of his death.
ments in time and tune. A group
of giant giraffes, monstci trained
hippopotamus, only living hi horned
rhinoceros and hundreds of other
strange beasts. Barnum it Bailey -
big. new. free street parade i> the
most gorgeous processional display
ever attempted in the history of cir-
cus business. Its tremendous -ize
and wonderful length can only be
'•••li'-veil ill the actual -••> lie. It if
natural to expect this big circus to
lead all others in quality and quan-
tity of it- Street spectadt as well as
in other departments of the big
show, yet never in its splendid his- and will I
tory of nearly ball a century has it jyou come
Tin saving t
the state by rea
of passenger fares from three to twi
cents per mile, is more than all th
taxe.- levied and collected for s'ab
- and yet the old gang (
want to If il thf :e111iil■ i -
how to run tin state.
High Water Expected
Heavy rains in all Western Texas
and New Mexico, within the past
-i\ days has caused the rivers in
the Panhandle to rise and all the
railroad bridges across the Canadian
in that section are out. Railroad
the tax (layer- oi traffic is tied up and it is expected
11 of tin reduction thai the high water will reach here
is extravagance the people would
like to havi more extravagance.
It saves lewing so much taxes.
N".v t. >n Office
Subscribe for the Leader, .lil."". -I
■xtravagance as is
now rcpre-1 ni-
hest farm loan
! nited Stall -
pleased to have
• with hiin hc-
on your land
Fire at Pump House
Ignite in excitement was created
Sunday night caused by the pump
house catching on lire, however the
dainagi w is a very small item.
It appears that the fire in the
engine was so 1 lot that the soot
caught lire, some of which fell into
the coal house, setting the coal on
j tire, which rapidly sprang to the
lop of the house, but by the able
i assistance of a few citizens the fire
was soon extinguished.
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Fox, J. O. Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, September 10, 1909, newspaper, September 10, 1909; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110380/m1/1/: accessed February 23, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.