Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, February 16, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. FEBRUAR\ 16. 1912
The Old Hawk Bank Again In
The Hands Of Home Citi-
with S. S. Bank.
Chas. Greemore and Will Ward
of this city have purchased what
Was formally known as the Farmers
National Bank, and took posses-
sion of the same Thursday morning
of this week'. This is the old reli-
y* ^ able bank known as the S.C. Ilawk
Mr. Greemore sold his stock in
the Security State Bank to E. M.
Abernathy, and will give his entire
time and attention to the manage-
ment of this financial institution.
Mr. Greemore needs no introduc-
tion to the citizens of this commu-
nity, as he has lived among us
over twenty years, and we are
pleased to say that this will give us
two splendid banks in our growing
city, and we speak for them a lib-
eral patronage of the farmers and
merchants in this community.
This institution will not be . con-
nected with the Security State
Bank in' any manner whatever, as
some people might suppose, owing
to Mr. Greemore having had stock
in the Security State Bank, but it
will be independent of the other
bank altogether. 0. L. Beckner a
prominent banker of Wanette who
comes highly recommended will be
associated with the bank. We
wish the bank success.
A. B. degree February 1, 1912. with
credit to her self, her daily grades
measuring up to all requirements i
so that the final examination was
Miss Mable will return the 5th of
June commencement week, and
graduate with the class about one
hundred in number, at which time
she will receive her diploma.
St. Valentines Day
Finishes A. B. Degree
Miss Mable Thacker, who attend-
ed Epworth University at Oklaho-
ma City until (he second semestor
of 1911. when she entered the State
University at Norman, finished her
Wednesday was St. Valentines
day. an old English holiday which
had its origin in Medieval England,
when the state religion was that of
the church of Rome. The custom of
sending valentines has about pass-
ed, but it can be traced in origin to
a practice among the Ancient Ro-
The feast of Lupercalia was held
on the 15th of February, in honor
of the great god Pan, and at that
feast,' the names of all the virgin
daughters of Rome were put in a
box and the young men drew, and
whatever maiden fell to their lot
they were bound to offer gifts, and
to make her his partner during tin-
tine of the feast.
St. Valentine was a bishop of
Rome during the third century, he
possessed an attractive disposi-
tion. and was noted for bis el
quence. and was so successful in
converting the pagan Romans to
Christi^iity. that he incurred the
displeasure of the Emperor and
was iSut to death by bis order. Feb.
14th, A. I).. '270. When the saints
came to be placed on the calendar,
his name was given to the day of
his death, and this was made a
festival to offset that of the Luper-
I cilia, but the custom of drawing
land giving gifts at the feast of Lu-
I pereiKa became allied to the name
I of St. Valentine, and the day of his
J death February 14th.
Chief deputy sheriff. William Ab-
bott, was fatally shot Wednesday,
at 12:.'!0 o'clock, ten miles east of
Norman whiile arresting William
George, who discharged the con-
of a No. 12 shotgun into the left
side of the deputy, at a distance of
Deputy Abbott is a highly res-
pected citizen of Norman, and has
been deputy sheriff of Cleveland
county for the past four vears. He
is ii son-in-law of J. G. Boggs of
near this city. He has a wife and
family of several children.
Summary of work done in coun-
ty court from January 9, 1911 to
December 31, 1911, F. 15. Swank,
| County Judge.
I Criminal cases at Norman from
Jan. 9. 1911 to Dec. 31. 1911:
Violations of the Prohibition
. Cases filed in County Court from
Jan. 9, 1911 to Dec. 31, 1911:
I Probate 4j
; Criminal 271
I Insanity, '
1 Habeas Corpus,
Of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant
Baptist Church Calls Pastor
Rev. .J. N. Moorhead of Sulphur
has been called by the Baptist
church in Lexington to fill their
pulpit the ensuing year. Rev.Moor-
head is an eminent divine and
conies highly recemmended. He
will preach Sunday morning and
evening and thereafter will occupy
the pulpit two Sundays in each
Pleas of Guilty at Norman 10
Tried by jury. [ j
Odd Fellows Meet
The Lexington Team of Odd Fel-
lows held an interesting meeting
Monday evening in their hall in
this city, and put on first degree
There was a large attendance of
home members, besides members
from Wayne, Purcell. Box and
Helsel. Goose and other good eat-
ables were served and a good social
time enjoyed by all.
Pleas of Guilty for violating the
Prohibition Law, 10
Pleas of Guilty to Miscellane-
ous crimes, ]q
Tried by jury 5
| Case- pending January'!(. im
McAlester fancy lump coal in!
stock at Leopold Ille's, phone'
Class No. "1 of the Methodist
Sunday School gave Misses Isal
Sherman and Valentine Griflin a
joint handkerchier shower last Sat-
The members of the class ac-
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Sherman and Miss Era Gandy wal-
ked to the country home of Mr.
Sherman where the evening was
sp"nt in games and music.
Mr. Sherman served dainty re-
freshments after which the guests
departed having spent a very pleas-
ant evening. Those present were:
Misses Hazel McBee, Mamie Joe
Ethridge, Ida Mae Wright, Jessie
Whorton, Constance .Thacker. Bes-
sie Wynne, Lotie Knstenbacer, Val-
ntine (irifbn and Isal Sherman.
I wenty-seven criminal cases were
filed in the County Court at Nor-
man from Jan. 9, 1911 to Dec. 31.
1911, of which 21 were violations
of the Prohibiton Law and ti for
miscellaneous crimes. Of the 21
eases filed against persons for vio-
lating the Prohibition Laws there
have been ti pleas of Guilty. 5 tried
by jury and 1 dismissed. Of the
6 cases filed against persons for
violating other laws there have
been 4 pleas of guilty and 1 trial
In disposing of the cases filed in
the County Court at Lexington:
I leas of Guilty to violating the
Prohibition Laws, x
Tried by jury «
j Pleas of guilty, ... 0
I Tried by jury, 0
I Dismissed, ; 2
Estate and Guardianship cases
Total „ 27
Total number of days served
by defendants at Norman.. S22
Total number of days served
by defendants at Lexington 420
Costs Collected and Paid into the
( ounty Treasury;
Grand Junction, Colo.
Editor Lexington Leader:
Enclosed find check for one dol-
! lar to pay for the Leader for 1912.
We are always glad to get the
Leader every Monday morning, it
! is almost as good as a letter from
I Our health is improving rapidly
iiUU' «e hope to be able to be back
: in Oklahoma by November 1st aiiy-
, way. '
0. T. Criswell.
, Lexington cash produce uiorket
as furnished by Canadian Produce
' Butter No. 1
| Eggs fresh
Cull Poultry at value—Hides.
I Green salt (j,
Cured salt a,
Blue or fallan half prio
1 cachet's Of C loveland County
In order to give every boy, be-
tween the ages of nine and eighteen
years, a chance to enter the corn
and cotton contests and to compete
for the premiums to be awarded
next fall, I am forced to call upon
you to help me get the boys into
this very important work.
Please do not delay this, and the
first opportunity you have make a
list of all the boys in your school,
who wish to enter the contest, and
send to me. The competitors must
grow either one acre of corn or two
acres cf cotton or they mav grow
both corn and cotton. And must
be between the ages of nine and
eighteen years, lie sure you give
j each boys address, age, and crop
which he wishes to plant. 1 have
a cash premium fund of $250 for
the boys in McClain County, to lie
awarded at the local county exhib-
it to be held at the county seat, in
order to have the winners enter the
State Fair at Oklahoma City. 1
have a premium fund started for
Club members in Cleveland Coun-
ty. In the next few days I hope
to be able to raise three or four
hundred dollars in Cleveland Coun-
Each boy must agree to read in-
structions given him by the U. S.
Department of Agriculture and cul-
tivate and do all work according to
It will not lie possible for me to
get around to all the schools in
J time, so please do not put off send-
ing me your list.
Special Agent. I'.S. Department.
Agriculture. Purcell, Oklahoma.
Is To Accommodate Its Customers
A Customer of a Bank
is its Depositor
When times are bad and money is
short a Bank must confess its busi-
ness to its depositors.
Security State Bank
A Sacred Concert
1 lie choir rendered an excellent
program of sacred songs at th
Methodist church Sunday evening.
It included several special num-
bers by the choir, a vocal solo by
Mrs. M. A. Miller, an instrumental
duet by Mrs. Arthur Sherman and
Mr:-. M. ,\. Miller, several hymns
by the whole congregation, a short
talk and the reading of the rules of
the church by the postor.
The audience was large and all
were highly pleased and inspired
by the good music. A small
collection was taken for the pur-
pose of buying appiopri.it# music
for an Easter program.
Mr. L B. Higbee our otticiVnt
; Deputy went to Berwin the fore
jparf of the week after John Brown
I who stole a horse from J. A. Lob-
! den and tried to forge a couple of
checks in this city Mr. Brown plead
guilty to the charge and will j><>
I onck to granite ..11 an extended
jtrip. Mr. Higbee is making it
I Unite unpleasant for evil doers
! ('ounty Attorney's and St
! og'rapber's Fees.
County Attorney's and
1 lotal amt.col.at Norman
. Total paid into Co.Treys $2849.52
Number of Marriage License Is-
Was with u- Friday Jauuu'v 19rlt and
made a thorough examination of tlii< hank
He complimented u- upon the Muu>d
condition iu which lie found everything
and especially in regard to the loans and
ca.-h reserve--the two items which more
than anything else,- indicate the stien«th
and soundness of a hank Among all the
tour hundred or more notes in our note
case, he criticised only t)\K. and it has
s rice been paid.
We believe our customer* are entitled
to know how I HKIU Lank is conducted.
hence the above is wrHfen top their infor-
mation and uot a boa-t^ although we
may well be proud of it
I' LEXINGTON, OKLAHOMA 11
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