The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, June 7, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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OUT a Ti o m a His Scciatj
THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. JUNE 7. 1912
To the Voters and Taxpayers' Report of the Register of Deeds
of Cleveland County I From January 9, 1911, to May 1,
Some of my opponents and'their! there have been filed, recorded
supporters are circulating a false |
ami indexed 10,707 instruments,
report against nie to further theij| divided approximately as follows:
' Deeds convevinsz real estate .1,677
cause in the campaign fur thejioni- ')eeds conveying real estate
sheriff of Cleveland
1st. They are telling that I am
a one half or three quarter blood Assignments of mortgaged on
Indian; suspect before the cam-1 real estate
paign is over they will have me ai*-ourt orders affecting real
Mortgages on real estate
Releases of mortgages on real
full blood in full costume, but when
all is told you will still find me a
democrat and fighting'the battles
Of democracy in Cleveland County.
I am making the race for the nom-
ination for sheriff on my record as
democrat and a deputy sheriff' and
am willing to back my record as
such against the record of any ex-
in Cleveland county for
service and law enforce-
They say I am not a tax-
•The records of the county
treasurer's office are the best evi-
dence. They will show that I have
been paying taxes for the past 18
years and my tax on my real estate
for the year 1911 was $50."JO and
3rd. That I own 400 acres of
as fine black land as you can find
in Cleveland county with 'lfiO acres
in alfalfa, when there is not a word
of truth in the whole story. The
truth of the matter i? 1 own 160
acres in Canadian township. 6-1-u,
of common Pott country land and
not a foot g i iil enough t i raise al-
Now for tin' benefit of those who
wish to know ttie Suet* will say that
by blood I a:n ont- sixteenth In-
dian and would not deity my blood
for the office, aed if the citizens of
Cleveland county u*. t'li- day an,',
time are going to discriminate
against a man politically for the
reasons of his Indian blood we had
better bei^in at the top, say the
United Stat ■- Senate and work
down. My best asset is a wife am}
9 children, among these are 7 boys
and 2 girls all raised in Oklahoma,
and all democrats. All I want in
this race is fair play and 1 don't
care how close you shave so you
dont cut the truth.
L. B. Higbee.
Democratic candidate fur the nom-
ination for sheriff of Cleveland
Chattel mortgages 0,535
Each of the real estate transfers
must be handled'feeven times by the
register after it enters the office be-
fore it is ready to be sent out again
and each chattel mortgage must be
handled twice before it is finally
disposed of, so that in all the reg-
ister's office has handled what in-
directly amounts to 42,274 instru-
ments one time.
In addition to the above the reg-
ister must take quite a lot of time
in waiting on the public in exam-
ining the records of the ottice.
During the same time this oHiee
has collected and turned over to the
county commissioners the sum of
$5,804.50, which exceeds the total
expenses of the ollice by more than
$2,400.00.—Very respectfully, .1. K.
Carrier. liegister of Deeds.
The school election of 'Tuesday
created a great deal of interest and
a warm contest was waged. The
candidates, W. C. Kemp, Chas.
Williams and Frank (,'launch made
strong bids but the*cohorts of Chas.
Williams landed the heaviest and
he won out with a vote of 87 to 53
for Kemp and 25 for ('launch.
I have porch sed a new thresh-
ing machine and wish to do thresh-
ing in the vicinity of Lexington
and east. For information phone
I!. I.. Morrison or ti. W. Smith.
The Standard mowing machine
ami hea>'y alfalfa rakes for sale by
Edgar J. Keller.
Four choice residence properties
in Lexington, all well located, some
on the hill, some in the bottom.
Prices range from $350.00 up.
J. F. Shockley.
See the Standard Lister cultiva-
tor-the best one yet. for sale by Ed-
gar J. Keller.
Announcement of G. M. Roberts
for County Superintendent.
With this issue of the paper
Prof. (!. M. Roberts of Noble, Okla-
homa, announces his candidacy for
the office of county superintendent
subject to the will of the demo-
cratic primary August 6, 1912.
He is a veteran in the teaching
profession, having been actively en-
gaged in this work for the past
thirty-two years, and has labored in
city, town and country schools,
thereby being in a position to know
the needs of each.
He was born and raised in Harri-
son county,-Missouri, graduating at
an early age from the high school
at Bethany, Missouri, and later
from the state normal at Kirksville,
He was a member of the educa-
tional board in Worth county, Mis-
souri. for twelve years and has
served in that capacity for the past
four years in Cleveland county, Ok-
lahoma. He has also had much
experience as an institute instructor,
having taught in the institutes of
Oklahoma and Missouri.
He at the present is a holder of
two life certificates, one from Mis-
souri and one from Oklahoma.
This is the first political office
Prof. Roberts has ever sought and
nover decided to make the race
i..is year only after being repeatedly
urged to do so by his many friends.
No more fitting tribute to his
long career of usefulness could the
people of Cleveland county bestow
upon him than to elect him to the
high and responsible office of coun-
ty superintendent of public instruc-
Prof. Roberts promises, if elected,
to fill the office to the people's in-
terest and his best judgment, guar-
anteeing a square deal to all and
special privileges to none.
A vote tor Roberts is a ballot cast
for better schools.
Rural Carriers'Convention. County Board Will.Meet.
I The rural mail carriers of Clgve- The county board will meet next
| laud county met at Norman last Monday. June 10, for the purpose
l Thursday and formed an association of equalizing taxes in Canadian
| called the "Cleveland County Rural township. 'Tuesday for Lexington
| Letter Carriers' Association," its township and city, Wednesday fir
j object being to work for the better- Noble township and city, and the
j ment of the rural delivery service, rest of the week to districts 1 ami .">.
The carriers met at the Norman ' he county board extended "the
I city park at about 11 a. in. and payment of the last half of the 1911
had dinner, which the Norman car taxes from June !•> to September
riers and their wives had brought
on the ground.
After dinner the meeting w.i?
called to order by W. D. Roafte
A roll call found the
present: W. I). Roane,
1 >. 1912. If not paid by Septem-
ber 15 the penalty will be imposed
as the law provides. The penalty
means one half of one percent for
following every 10 days will lie added from
If. Bar- June 1 > if not paid by September
rier, W. M. Alexander. George Co- * '
hall, Sam Crocker, C. G. Taylor
and George wilkerson of Norman, Marriage Licenes for May
R. 0. Smith, A. G. King and E. C. Murray Northeutt and Seddie
Matthies of Lexington. Also Post- Kemp, Lexington.
master Burke and wife and daugh- Walter L. Haynes and Clara I).
ter, and Fred Lewis and wife and Harmon. Lexington.
Chas. Leckner of Oklahoma City Robert Hunt and Ora Fessenbeck
were present. None of the Noble Lexington.
or Moore carriers were present and Robert Ramsey, Norman, and
they certainly missed something. Edna M. French, Nohle.
J. D. Bland was also absent having William A. -Burt, Lexington, and
a business engagement at Oklaho-' Mabel Hinson. Paoli.
ma City. Ernest Mallow and Maggie Dod-
After welcome addresses by Post- s0". Lexington.
master Rurke of Norman and Fred
The Cause of Want
In old age is due to an improvident youth.
Not that all dont make enough money, but
that they don't save enough. The state of in-
dependence or dependency is merely the result
of a provident or improvident youth.
The Bank for Savings and Commerce.
Our time on this earth is but
a moment. We are bom, we live,
and we die. Then as we are here
for only so short a time why not
make the most of it? Why hurt
the feelings and sensibilities of
thone with whom you come in con-
tact, why be disagreeable and com-
plaining? Do not complain of con-
ditions that can't be remedied. It
only makes others unhappy. You
will not think of complaining of
conditions that can be changed if
you do your part toward making
them better. It is always the un-
compromising and irresistable man
| with boundless energy who makes
this earth a better place to live in.
Notice to Creditors.
In the matter of the estate of W.
F. Brantley, deceased.
All persons having claims against
\\ . F. Brantley, deceased, are re-
quired to exhibit the same, with
the necessary vouchers, to the un-
i dersigned executor of said estate, at
' the law offic of Hutchin it Burke,
|-in the town of' Lexington, county
| of Cleveland. Oklahoma and that
| four months have been limited as
| the time for creditors to present
! their claims against said estate.
Dated the 1st day of June, 1911.
C. B. Threet, Executor.
Hutchin Si Burke, Attorneys.
Lewis-of Oklahoma City, election
of officers was declared in order.
The officers elected were: R. O.
Smith, President; P. H Barrier,
Vice President; and W. I>. Roane,
It was decided to hold the next
meeting at Noble on July 2'). 1912.
Noble carriers will take notice.
R. 0. Smith, President.
E, C. Matthies, Corresponding Sec-
retary, Lexington branch.
Meeting of Farmers institute.
The farmers institute met June 1.
1912. at Keller's hall in Lexington.
A motion was made by S. W. Hut-
chin and seconded by R. L. Carpen-
ter that the executive committee
take proper steps to have an ani-
] mal and farm product exhibit the
| coming year.—J. J. Brown, Presi-
dent and Acting Secretary.
Odd Fellows Notice
''lease remember that Tuesday.
June 11, is our memorial day. 9
o'clock a. m. is the hour set to
meet at the hall and every mem-
ber is expected to be on hand. Al-
so remember that the other brother
can't till your place and his own
too. Neighboring lodges and vis-
iting members are cordially invited.
The Rebekkas are also invited to
Secretary Lexington Lodge 39, I.
O. O. F.
Notice to Creditors.
In the matter of the estate of
Alimouth B. Black, deceased.
All persons having claims against
said Alimouth B. Black, deceased
are required to exhibit the same,
with the necessary vouchers, to the
undersigned executor of said estate
at the law office of Hutchin &
Burke, in the town .of Lexington,
County of Cleveland. Oklahoma,
and that four month- have been ; ha I a blnv
ROUTE No. ONE
Crops in general are not yet sui"
feriug from the dry weather.
George Merritt. Jr.. has a tiding
on the side of his head that pain8
him greatly. A case of swell head(?)
M. L. Garrett and son Clarence
are cultivating 75 acres of as fine
corn as there is in the county.
Marie Nemecek of Banner is at-
tending the normal at Norman.
C. F. Steakley and family of
Noble spent the latter part of the
week with W. B. Garrison and fam-
E. C. Matthies spent Monday
evening with home folks.
The report in regard to the web
worm being in the cotton seems to
be well founded.
Misses Annie Crader. Effie Gra-
der, Elsie Olson. Mrs. W. M. Gra-
ham and Messrs. W. C. Metritt, A.
T. Olson and E. C. Matthies took
dinner with Miss Christine Olson
R. L. Boatright of Purcell was
Car- No. 291 of Oklahoma Citv
out 1 Uf
limited as the time f<
present their claims
Dated the 1st day of Juni
Samuel S. Black. E
Hutchin & Burke. A;t >r e\
litors to , half miles t: rth
■i ami one
f Lexington, from
Whi.e J. ('. Boatright was cr
a 4 h
The closing exercises of the of the '
Denton school Friday afternoon and
evening were largelv attended, the
ge near ins hotm
hor- < :!tivat >r one ol
- slipped over a defectiv
and broke one of th
f the cultivator. Luckily tin
didn't get hurt. This bridge
I* LEXINGTON, OKLAHOMA 1 V
Regular services at the Methodist
I church Sunday as follows:
Sunday school at 9:45, preaching
at 11 a. m., Epworth League at
6:45 and preaching again by the
pastor at 7:30. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 7:30.
To these services the public is cor-
Rev. A. M. Miller, Pastor.
We have several pieces of choice
real estate for sale in Lexington.
Before you buy see us. We can
supply you with anything in the
way of cheap homes.' houses to
rent etc. List your property with
, us. Breeding. Everett & Marcum •
| school house and yard being filled h;1H 1)een l,:"' condition■ long
to overflowing. Everyone in Lex- tune and should be looked after.
! ington who could find a conveyance There are several other bridges dan-
was there. In the afternoon the gerous to cross, some having large
Denton baseball team defeated the . , . ,
, . ti-. holes in them.
] second team of Lexington at base-
ball by a score of 9 to 5. In the Georgie Townley was over in Pur-
! evening the school pupils rendered cell Monday.
la program of plays and recitations. Jewel Thompson returned to her
The Lexington band furnished mu- ; home near Lone Staf Saturday.
sic for the occasion. i 0, , , . ... .
She has been visiting at Wanette.
rp r\ • a* . ii' u ,J Shortie Burkett is visiting with
Iroy Griffin took his boy scouts "
j out on a two days' outing Friday j Lewis Sawyer.
and Saturday morning. The boys Ein Landesman.
j went down to the mouth of Willow
where they set their lines and en-j The Baptist ladies will serve din-
! joyed the afternoon fishing. Fri- ner Saturday, June S. Don't forget
day night the entire party camped ; the date and if you want something
and the merrymakers kept busy ' real good to eat bring your quarter
1 until after the watches and chains j and come help the church and also
had tolled off 12 o'clock. Those yourself.
in the party were Sam McFadden.;
I Olen Shockley, Earl Ora v. B. B. LISTEN! For 30 days I will
Smith Hershel Smith. Argo and i make a full upper an I lower set of
j Arthur Graham, Lynn Moses Carl I teeth for $12. Fit and quality
| Sherman, Leslie Bowlen and Jen- j guaranteed. — Dr. Bran'ham, Lex-
nings Morley. ington, Okla.
E. H. Morrow for Sheriff
\ e are authorized to announce
this week the candidacy of E. H.
Morrow of Norman, formerly of
Moore for the nomination of sheriff
subject to the action of the demo-
cratic primary August li.
Mr. Morrow wants you. to read
every word of his announcement
and weigh every fact carefully. He
feels that he will demand your
Mr. Morrow was born in Indiana
and claims allegiance to a democra-
cy of simon pure stripe. During
the past ten years he has lived on r
farm south of Moore where he has
farmed together with auctioneering.
Last August he moved to Norman
to educate his children.
Mr. Morrow has never before run
for a county ollice. He is making
this race on a platform of strict en-
forcement of every law on the stat-
ute books and especially the prohi-
bition law. He is not expecting
any support from the bootlegging
element. He intends, if elected, to
tight the liquor business from start
to finish and feels that there are
enough good people in Cleveland
county who will appreciate his ef-
He wants to be elected on a
straight forward, dignified cam-
paign. If elected he will go into
the office free from any promises or
pledges, feeling free to serve the
people as they would be served.
He will run the office as econom-
ically as possible, and where ever
expense can be cut down, there the
knife will be applied.
Mr. Morrow is a clean, honorable
man. He is a member of the Or-
der of Odd Fellows, a K. of P. and
also a W. O. W.
If elected he promises a strict,
unswerving enforcement of the law
and a record as sheriff that every
man who voted for him will have
no cause to regret.
Consider Col. E. H. Morrow on
the 6th day of August.
Lone Star School Closes.
The Lone Star school closed last
Friday after another successful term
taught by Mrs. Cora Hall Burkett.
All enjoyed a picnic and ice cream
on the last day.
Mrs. Burkett made a splendid
record this term handling the school
herself with an enrollment of 77
and an average daily attendance of
45. She worked faithfully and in
the interest of her pupils.
As an appreciation of her efficient
services the school board was un-
animous in engaging her as princi-
pal for the next term.—B. P. Ram-
sey clerk of school board.
Death of Mrs. Mary £. Waddie
Sunday evening at six o'clock
Mr-. Mary E. Waddle was buried
at the Lexington cemetery. She
di-d Saturday night at eleven
o'clock after a short illness. She
leaves a son,'G. W. Waddle and
-t vera! grandchildren to mourn her
! loss. Mrs. Waddle was universally
I respected and liked by all who
C'ARI) OF THANKS
We wish to thank our neighbors
and friends who have been so kind
and attentive during ,the short ill-
ness and death of our mother.
G. W. Waddle and children
FOR SALE—80 acre farm,
best in state for the price,
J. F. Shockley
L. G. Pantier, Doctor of Dental
Surgery. Office over the Chickasaw
National Bank, Phone 319, Purcell,
Oklahoma. Res Phone 129.
E. A Denison for insurance.
See our new stock of art squars,.
matting atij Linoleum atEdgar J.
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