The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. APRIL 5, l9|2
the town and now that such a com-
mittee lias started the movement.
it should he encouraged
body should lend a
A beautiful little park
I n r i i i i!
s 111 ll-
Seats will be put
Trees and Shrubs Are to Be
Planted and the Grounds
Speaker's Wife a Strenuous Teacher
Arrangements Made for 110
Shade Trees to Go Around
With the intention of making
the school grounds as beautiful
and picturesque as possible and at
the same time of providing a suita-
ble place for resting and enjoying the
warm summer evenings, a commit-
tee consisting of Mrs. Mary Mitch-
ell, Mrs. N. E. Wynne and Mrs.
W, K. Breeding have initiated a
movement to set out shade trees
and improve the appearance of the
Lexington school grounds. This
movement was started last spring
but owing to the unfavorable wea-
ther conditions which prevailed,
the work was abandoned until this
spring. In the spring of 1911 the
sum of $21.00 was
The work of grading the road on
the Purcell side of the big steel
I wagon bridge was commenced
I Tuesday of this week and the
road is being put in lirst class
shape. Several men and teams
have been employed and from now
on tratiic will not be hindered be- i
cause of an impassable highway, j
Since Purcell has started to
work. Lexington should do her
part as she agreed to do. The I
road the past week has been in1
such a shape that it has been next
to impossible to reach the
without going a roundabout way.
As soon as the young lakes have
dried up sufficiently, the road
should be graded.
WASHINGTON.—C. A. Tooreyson,
who calls Ladonla his home and
travels for a St. Louis wholesale
Brocery house. was talking or school-
day experiences. Charlie was one or
"Peck's bad boys," one of the unter-
rifled village cut-ups, when he went
to school. In the '70s. He admits that
ha and most of his companions were
pretty hard to handle.
. ■ , i 'I went to school In Martlnsburg In
jriage | i87g " he said. "Miss Bennett of Cal-
"In spelling we always occupied po- ,
sltlons at the foot of the class, but l
remember that on one occasion we
spelled every word that came to us, 1 .
and when the lesson was over we ' "
stood one, two, three, four, right at
"Then came he expose. Bill Kick- this count} since Oct. Kith
lln told Miss Bennett we had stealth- |i.. ,1 , ,, . ,
lly looked' at the book each time we . . Ilt r'!con'-
had to spell a word, and that was why I his is the first' tinu
L. B. Higbee For Sheriff
In our announcement column
this week appears the name of
Lou Higbee as candidate for the
nomination of sheriff for Cleveland
county subject to the action of the
democratic priinarj August fith.
Mr. Higbee has been a resident of j
this county for nineteen years, liv-
ing in and around Lexington dur- ....... llpln
Tepted the deputy- Martin Was Given a Judcimen!
ship under Sheriff Ike Sale. Mr ' con * /"T '
Higbee has been deputy ,i °f $3° 30(1 C°StS A9ainst
Second Trial Held Monday Be-
fore Justice Jack Ethridge
laway county, now the wife of Speak
er Clark, was my teacher, and, believe
me, she knew her business. She was
the assistant teacher in the school.
"There were four boys In Miss Ben-
nett's class who were looked upon as
really tough. As they used to say in
those days, they were hard nuts to
crack, but there wasn't one of us that
ever frightened Miss Hennett. Charlie
Clark, Tom Roach, Will Powell and
myself constituted this quartet of bad
There were three initiations at
the Masonic Hall Saturday night
aised as a fund j and eight candidates elected to re-
to be used in carrying on this work | ceive the degrees of the order,; ones, and what meahnesVone"co"uldn't
which will give the fraternity wo-!' of the other could.
every meeting night during tu- ~~ 1
year. Lexington has one of tlw
brightest lodges in the state.
The candidates Saturday night
were Hosea Tuggle, Tom Jarboe!
and Tobe Peery. the remainder of
of civic improvement and this a-
mount is being used now in push-
ing the work along.
Although very bad, wet weather
has prevailed this spring the com-
mittee has been actively at work
and already have made arran^e-
we made such a high average
"The fun began when school was
dismissed. We set on Ficktln and
gave him a good licking. The next
day we were brought before the court,
with Miss Bennett as the presiding
Judge. I told her that we licked Fick-
lln because he tattled on us, and to
give me the whipping and let the
other boys go. (This was not special
heroism on my part. I got a licking
every day, anyway.)
"The other boys, with the exception
of Bill Powell, put up a good talk.
Powell refused to say a word. This
[ offered himself as a candidate for
a county oliice in this county. IL
has always been a democrat-always
votes the ticket straight.
Lou Higbee is best known by
the record he lias made as deputy
sheriff. His record is one that
every citizen in Cleveland couniy
should feel proud of. That record
is open for inspection and he invites
you to ask anylaw abiding citizen
or even any violater of the law as
ment with Mr. J. R. Frier to plant' the eight candidates elected to re-
110 shade trees around the school ! ceive the degrees of the order were
house grounds. The trees will be J W. K. Breeding, Will Farris, Hob-
put out around the entire block, ert Evans, William Ward and Mur-
with a cluster in the interior. It i ray Northcutt.
is also probable that a part of the 1 The Lexington Lodge No. 72 has I
•chool block which has been cul- j an enrollment now of about eighty
tivated during the past years will ; members, Mr. J. P. Perkins as
be closed' |W. M„ is holding the lodge up 'to'
In this work of beautifying the I its usual high standard, with the!
school grounds the committee assistance of Ned Wynne and other'
should have the hearty co-operation members
of every citizen of Lexington. The
work is one that means much to E. A. Denison for insurance.
More Rain Than for Several. Several Members Absent but
Years Past.-Ground in Those Present Transact
Good Shape. Much Business
not too late vet will clean u? city
Corn Planted Now Will Do; Road Plow Ordered fobe Used
Well According to Promi- in Grading the Streets
nent Farmers. 0f Lexington.
obstinacy aroused the simon-pure i. .
fighting spirit in Miss Bennett, who I consistency and substantial-
turned the rest of us loose and start-1 ness- He has enforced the law
ed on Bill. She gave him one of the ri"lit to lmmf n i t
best 'whalings' he had ever had in his , ,'f ' ''' rtfrdiess "f *ear or
life. He didn't awe her a bit. She au,r- "e stands for exact en-
had her dander up, and Bill got the I forcement of the law and his r<>.
full benefit of It." Il „a l , , ••n
|( ord as deputy will substantiate
j that claim. 1 hose who know Lou
Higbee know that he would make
(the same kind of sheriff that lie
; has a deputy. He made good in
I that position and he will make I
good as sheriff.
On the sixth of August go to the
polls and remember Lou Higbee.
I He wants your vote on his rec-
ord as deputy sheriff.
The Distinction of Being the Original snd
I his section of the countrv has ti, • -i . -r- i
, . , , . - 1 he city council met luesdav
tor the last month been visited bv „;,.i . • i • i ,,
•> night in regular session and one of
numerous rams and the ground is n„,
s the liveliest meetings of the past
now in better shape for a crop than . ,
i. , , . ' year resulted. Members present
j. has been, n the past four years, j were Jay shemi;|n (,llainmn j
| As soon as it is dry enough all the p. ,Vrkin8. John Massey. J. F
j farmers will he out in the fields | Shocklev Mlu1 K. M Abernathv I
| preparing for the crops that are to | Those abgent w,re Hobert Evans. I
! nt.ed 11,18 sprin*' The John Boatright and Scott Wharton. I
, took a long stroll out south of Hi,ls werenll()lmi to Roatright
town through the alfalfa land a & Wharton an.l W. H. P. Trudgeon
I represent Bartlett Bros.. Land
Loan Co., of .St. Joseph, Missouri
Branch office at Guthrie
rates and best terms.
E. A. Denison,
In the celebrated Wilhite-Martin
a suit, which came up for a
second trial Monday before Justice
Jack Ethridge, the jury returned a
judgement in favor of Martin for
$■>0.00 and the assessment of costs
to .Wilhite. The jury was out
nearly three hours. •
The suit was for personal servic-
es performed by George Martin for
$67.50, Martin alleged that ho
had worked lor V\ ilhite some thir-
teen months and that Wilhite was
to pay him for all the time while
they were cultivating the crop and
working on the farm, from March
1st to August 15th, the remainder
of the time Martin claims that he
worked for his board and lodging.
In the trial Monday Martin was
repesented by Att.v William Mou-
taw while Hutchin and Burke were
the attorneys for the defendant.
| The jurors were as follows: H. H.
i Everett, J. I*. Perkins, Ed Lowe,
Lee Thomas, Milt Sherman and
IT. J. Oliver.
A large crowd heard the argue
j ments and evidence as the case
| had aroused a great deal of interest.
Get Brown Leghorn Chickens—
the kind that lays when eggs are
Lowest j 1"> for 50 cents. Mrs. P. L.
| Chapman, route 3, 6 miles east
Lexington, Okla. 23-9t.
Easter—The time f<
think about it. And
r photographs I Plow Shares for John Deer,Eagle,
I Avery and Canton plows at Edgar
Sale Bros, i J. Keller.
i few days ago and all the fields are
looking pretty and green. Some
of the farmers seem to think that
| the many rains will throw all crops
j very late, but others do not seem
; to consider this much of a disadvan-
tage or think that it is entirely off-'
|set by thf
I tically no corn
Has from Its Conception Shown Its Willing-
ness and Capacity
To Take Care of Its Depositors.
The fact that we have not changed in the management
is conclusive evidence that it is the bank to deal with.
Build up your deposit witu the bank ar, \ the people
who are here to stay, whose interests are in and aiouud Lex-
The individual responsibility of the stockholders of
this bauk is more than $150,000.00.
This, aside from the guaranty fund makes yeur de-
posits in this hau l absolutely secure.
E. M. Abernathy, Pres. W. F. Wil>, Vice-Pres.
M.. Evans, Cashier
Security State Bank
yet as people could not gi
I the fields but every one will plant
now as soon as they can get out
j and most of the farmers seem to
j thing that a good corn crop is prac-
tically assured. The good season
j in the ground now gives cotton
and all other late crops a good
! season to start with and they can
( do well then with a miinum id' rain-
I fall during the rest of the year.
Do not let these glooiney, dreary,
damp davs depress your sprits lint
1 remember that they mean much to
the fanners of Cleveland county
i this year
The chairman was instructed to
buy a road plow to he used for
street grading purposes. The chair
was instructed to have all the frog I
pounds of the town drained and to
make immediate arrangements to!
have work started on grading the j
■int lain.-. 1 r'ic-j streets from the east line of Fourth!
i.is been planted ( street to the wagon bridge. Work
Edgar J. Keller has a big lot of
Hog and Field fence at the verv
lowest cash price,or on fall time on
Services at Baptist Chnrch
Sunday school 10 a.m.
Morning service? at 11 a. m.
Subject: "Sent to Save."
B. V P. I . at 0:30 p. ni.
Evening services 7:30. Subject:
1 he Church Covenant."
Both sermons by the pastor
Hie Public is cordially invited
"'to j started this week (Thursday)V
I'lie matter of cleaning up the
town was enthusiastically discussed
and it was decided to start to work,
this week. Through the voluntary !
services of J. W. Hettes, who will
superintend the work, the block on j
the north side of West Main street
will be cleaned up at once. More:
signified their willingness to start to i
work in other parts of the town.!
Since the movement has started it
is thought that everybody will get j
out and clean up their premises.
I he council also adopted the by-
laws, rules and regulations of the
The chairman was instructed to
have all the lots in the cemetery!
resurveyed and staked out.
The sidewalk proposition will I
be discussed at the next meet in '
and some action will be taken to j
have walks established all over
I he meeting then adjourned.
Buy your baseball goods-the
Schmelzer brand-from us. the price I
is right—Palace Drug Store.
McAlester fancy lump coal in
stock at Leopold Ille's, phone
STATE GUARANTY BANK
lender the new management ex-
pects to continue to make it the
strongest bank in the Southern end
oi Cleveland County.
Our customers and old time
friends will receive the same cour-
teous considerations that they have
received in the past, and every ac-
commodation extended to them
that is consistent with good banking
Give us a chance to make you
a satisfied customer.
The books and records of this
bank are open for inspection.
Chas. Greemore, President
Wm. Ward. Cashier
J. M. TUGGLE
W. S. WHORTON
R. J. REIGER
O. L. BECKNER
G. W. MERRITT
FARMERS cJz&itfrY BANK
I ' _ LEXINGTON, OKLAHOMA ■
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