The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, August 2, 1912 Page: 1 of 12
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Okl itlioma Bis Socl etj
THE LEXINGTON LEADER
8. T was father of the com-
monly called and politician fought
I Akin hill.' This provides for the
j abolition of fourteen state institn-
jtions. h would strengthen those
j remaining and give a more equit-
j ahle portion of the public money
j to the great mass e>f school cliild-
1. 1 he following' is an article ren. The saving to the state as
from the Democrat-Topic when J a result of this bill would be more
it was unprejudiced and peaceful j than $f>00.000 per year.
before the heat of present cam- '>■ 1 have had the experience
paign: "Oliver li. Akin, repre
for the Following Reasons.
scutative of Cleveland count v.
of one term and am more able to
serve the people for a so: -nd
felt. He introduced many bill
and with others passed ten bills
the re-appropriation bill for the
I niversity, the appropriation for
the Law School, a bill providing
for the transfer of school children,
a I'ill for the compulsory working
of city and county prisoners, the
apportionment to the different
institutions of the school section
13 money, three bill legalizing
bond issues, a bill creating the of
fice of rural school organizer and
inspector, and he was a joint au-
thor of the Hoard of Education
2. My influence was used t>
have remedied, the conditions of
the Supreme Court for the rea-
ons set forth in the governor's
message: " I he crowded condit-
ions of the docket of th<? Supreme
Court of the state, demand serious
consideration at vr.ur -hands.
All the Candidates Are Sure
That They Will
The final hours of the county
political campaign are just about
| to arrive and the last sad rite-
. ill be handed out to all but
succeeded in making himself well i term than either of mv opp< aentsf
would be for a first term. twelve men next Tuesday, August
. 16th. Thrice that number have
trod the roads of Cleveland conn
10. I am c pposcd to the con
trol of state and county politic-. -----
by a corrupt "ring" in Norma" 11V the past four months in .search
and tlie band of inter-meddle!
the state administration, \vh
of the state
desire me replaced by a man
whom they control. The stJt':
institution "ring ' and politicians
are turning loose in this countv
on the eve of election a sir.sh
fund with which tliev; hope to de-
feat me. They don't want Akin
in the next legislature.
ol the elusive voter. Twelve men
will receive the word of victorv
and the race will be over. A
purse i f a political office will be
the reward and twelve men will
I li!< has been a warm cam-
paign. The fight has been bitter
and right to the point. Everv is-
ue lias been discussed by th
Cleveland County Rural Carriers
I he Cleveland County Rural j
Letter Carriers met in regular,
session at Noble la^ Saturdav.
July 27th. at 8:30 p. m. The as-1
senility took place at the residence :
f P. C). Sandel, carrier No. 2.
1 lie convention was declared ;
in order with Pres. R. (). Smith I
occupying the chair. The roll
was called and the following wet
WiU Probably Open at The
End of the Present
X E(lwar(ls '111(1 wife
ot iSoble were here Monday mak-
ing arrangements for a home and
a removal to Lexington. Both
will be collected with the Lex-
ington public schools the coming
year, Mr. Edwards as superin-
tendent and Mr>. Edwards as in-
structor in music. Mr. Edwards
looks forward to a very success
tul school year as do the patrons.
11. Governor Cruce has ad-! candidate and to say that he ha?
'ti is a potent fac-
tor in still further increasing thc
number of appeals. * ♦ - When he
reali/es that his ca.se, if appealed,
cannot be reached for years, the
litigant i often tempted to ap-
peal In case in order that he mav
•'clay justice. * If pe-ed\ hea:
ing could be had of all eases ap-
pealed. the number of appea's
would be material! \ reduced."
To relieve this e aditi- ti. we I
providv 1 ; Idit i .nal i leml ers i< .i
the court :crt\\-. year- mi' . Tlr-
will save to the -late thousands
of dollars in the cost of appeals
dressed an appeal to the people
asking that they elect members
to the legislature to aid in econ
"iiiv. I commend the governot
for this expression aiH the stand
he has taken. I shall use mv
even power ti
in our state.
jeen a busy person quieting the
false reports that are put out
daiiv would be the whole truth.
< hie day he is beat and the next
day lie is a winner. There is a
linn r in the air that a "big trade
make effective the 's heing pulled off right under hi
I he Lexington Canning Fac
present: K. O. Smith, president, i ui" h,1.' .f<t'rm:l',lv °Pened fori William Marctuii 1. \\ North
ThTr,, An^r: 2"dclltt> Leopold Hie and SamHawk
hat is the statement of Dr. Em-1 made a business trip to < )klaho-
utt I hacker, OI1>. „ thc princi nia Cin M,>11(|av afternoon
pai stockholders in the new ven
lure. \ large force of workmen
have been busy all week rushing
the work to completion. The car-
venters finished up their work
I hursdav and the work of install-
T pledge my
1' rednee i.!
ise all :
powers to reduce the num
slat ii' -■ '.--.ti , t•••
fices and deputy ship. inc
the a-.-istant count', stipe
clent and t- combine'county o
fices, doing away with tw< .
Your support for me a secon
is respectful!'. s>ih'.Vi'd
besides bringing speedy and sure
justice to the citizens of the state
3. As a member of the com-
mittee on public printing, the fol-
lowing indicates my effective
work for economy: "We, the
committee n printing, having re-
ceived coinpeiative bids do be-
lieve that the bid of the Warde.i
Printing I ompany nearest meets
our approval, and it is hereby
agreed that they be given the con-
tract as contained in their bid
90 cents per page on Mouse bill-
* and 15 cents less on the
House Journal than was paid for
the same work per page by the
first and second legislature*
S. F. WHITMAN, Chairman
OLJ\ LR H. AKIN. Secretarv.
4. _ As a member of the joint
public buildings committee, !■
helped to force < )klahonia Citv ;.i
complv with her contract with
thc people and furnish free* rent
for the state offices. This com-
mittee turned dowii a demand of
$150,000 from the state and since
that time the
have bee': lis '
5. ! offev! flu nnlv
ment to the cai ital locat
\ oter-. m\- Friend? and
■ ffices-- of the -taU
1 lie campaign i>
close :md I take th.is wav
ing a last vvi rd to y u.
conducted this campaign
cwn merits. I have not
guilty of slinking r.ny mud an
am not trying to ain the office! •-mpporter.-
'•n air. one's, demerits. 1 li:-v. ; . 'Hy.- pa;
made a c'eai:, straiglitf-rwar-'! wtcr
race/Without making any entangl-
ing alliances. 1 have made r.
promise- an ! don't expect t I
am competent to fill the office o;
J \Vsh t i thank the mail'
friends of mine for the loyal sup-
port and encouragement 1 have!
received at your hands. 1 am!''1"
asking" tor an office for the first | '
time in mv life and I believe von! t
to trust me with it. I' >'-
s stood for the best in- ev
this mv home countv ha
vott vote for me v -' en
riend. I ti-
erks office f. t
and am willin
- j eye*; again, n supporter of ln«|
111 finds out that he is against an-
• tli^r Candida that the suppiji
|ir stands for, then that causes
\ ■ more trouble art 1 friends "fall
if j out and time goes on. Old
.ulges are dug up, favors are
nembered (by some). It real-
ly takes a very versatile man to
et' -tr; i; '• • -;d "in g. 1" ti'"
i the eventful day- Then the after-
1 math and you know the rcg
For excitement it seems that in
tit:- campaign every race ha-
iurnished a good amount of that
tirelv American substance. The
I 'heriffs race has overshadowed
; '.hem all, hovever, and since four
, -,.,.-1 net- are conceded to be in the
have| "'lCe "neck and neck" the out-
'ii my j ^'me will he watched with a
been I-Te:'t deal oi interest because of
the evenness in the number of
I want ti
r, en I race S5< ;i ,'XK 1
tol building, S10.0CH
the expenses of e
that may be inctfrn
■ the State
'•ri' to Ok
n>d and l'i
'• f ti ri i i i urc.
'I tperi \
ment of p
char u ' .
movii . •'
papei . r
from ■ in
doll ar- '■ i- furniture, fixtun
ground ii-:p: • . eme-t - . d
thousand dollars for the ext
of the State Capitol Comm
including >alari>' ••• n -1 ir
6. I was a joint author
Board i Fdurati. n ! ti i i
away \ it h ''• i' ■ en ' . ■ rd
gave one b in! the control
the educational in-t:: ti ti -n -
saved the salaries and expe
twelve boards, and accprdi
the State Superint^t dent
more than flSO.OOO to the
7. In tlie extr; se-«:i !
•iyced Hou-v !iiU No. 11 t
jpCvav with the assist it; t
commissi, ;|-,er of charities ane
corrections at a salarv of t-'lJc
per year. In the regular session
Dr. Baldwin and m .self introduc
ed as a test of the attitude of the
house the same measure.
A. M chit in
'. I1.' - t a; r lias been t erely a
■ wter ' r.'l the candidal. - and
ias taken no part whatever in
rying to bring about the defeat
i an> one man. We kept off be-
atise we felt that in justice ti:
.ttrselves and more to our pockct-
that we could see things
ettcr after the final day. We
ppreciate the right that instead
i dabbling in politics too strong
1 e had rather vote just as every
the'- voter without the necessary
se of a newspaper in telling
verybody who we are for. We
tried to be fair with even
late. They have supported
:- 'oyally and liberally and we
i commend everyone of them as
- ! ! men who wiii make compe-
ent officials. Tliev are all trv-
to do right.
Twelve place- are to" be*filled:
\ hile. as has Leon said, three
imes that number want the honor
till we wish all of the number in
thirty--ix success. We arc
•: a: . n< pre-licti- ns bu; we
■ i-h >i ti all well. There i- one
uifolatiotj, there will be more
« . vottr r-resent ambitions.
I Nctit.« « f WithdvTi.al of C
e'd. candidate for county stir-
i i or. The alu ve named partie -
< ■ ' '.ad i<i'oi\ n t . the l '• ami v
n Board, that they have
ithdrawn from thc race for nom
of Lexington; 1'. II. Barrier, vice-
president, of Norman; W. I).
Roane, secretary - treasurer, of
Norman; W. .M. Alexander and
(ico. Cahall of Norman, W. E.
Morris and I'. ( ). Sandel ol Ncrlile
and E. ( . Matthies of Lexington.
Absent were Sam Crocker. (Ico
Wilkerson and ('. (i. Tavlor of
Norman and A. G. King find J. I),
island of Lexington. None of the
Moore carriers were present. W e
guess if they won't conic to us
we will have to go to them. We'll
get them though if it takes a year.
Report of officers, none. Two
new members were enrolled, they
being W ill Morris and 1'. (). San-
del of Noble. The next tiling
brought up for consideration was
the election of delegates to the
state convention which is schedul
ed to take ; 'lace at Weatherford
11 >kl.a . <>:; J-vi t' "iber Jn ! and 3ta!
W. E. Morris of Noble was chos-
en as delegate at large with P.O.
Sandel a^ alternate. The, others
were P. II. Harrier of Norman
with \\ . M. \lexander as alter
rate and E. C. Matthies of Lex-
ington, R. (). Smith alternate.
I lie delegates were instructed
to use their influenc
selecting Xoi nan a
place for the rural
conventii n in 1913.
A reces-- was then
the purpose of partaking of some
refreshments which Mrs. \\ . E.
Morris assisted by Misses Louise
and Freda Sandel had in the
meanwhile prepared consisting
of ice cream and cake which was
Mr. \\ . M. Alexander then ad-
dressed the carriers in a most
pleasing and able manner by
winch all profited. The ne.x.
meeting will take place at Moore
oil Septeml.er 1 !. I'M2...where the
-late delegates will render a full
report ol their experiences at
\\ eatherford and where we hope
to have all the county carriers
E. C. MATTHIES,
('i ir.rcsponding Secretary.
ing the niacliinerx is now finish
ample capacity of taking care of
a large output of fruits and vege-
tables. I he entire output ha-
contracted for by the I
Wholesale (ii'occrv Co.
I Ac rv fanner who has .m\
peaches, apples, vegetables, etc.
to dispose of should investigate
the good prices the factor\ peo-
ple are paying and give i( all ti
the home people. That the fac-
tory will be ;i paying proposition
seems practically assured. An
ideal n oni has been fitted up and |
everything look, sanilrirv li\et"
eit izeil t'I I a i11g 11 'ii ■ in1111 el e
operate in making the'Lexingtoi
( anning Factory a success, f
I ''cans elollars to everybody alike
—1 o tter land values, more readv
| money for the farmer, in fact it
helps its alb Let us boost ii!
Judge Swank for Re-Election
' >11 pt iii:: ^ da\ m \t i m -
August 6th, vote for Judge
Swank for re-election to the
of county judge. He has made
good in that position, lie has
been a hard worker, has been fair
Mid impartial in his decisions
nas kept the docket up in co .d
shape -and has fulfilled the trust
honestly that the voters of Cleve-
land count \ have given him. A
vote fi r Judge Swank is appreciat-
ed.. Remember Jijm Tuesda\.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sherman,
'Mrs. (landy, Lttcv Griffin, Don-
na Rice, Mori Sew eli and Tames
il.'tll returned Monda)* from a
I two weeks'fishing trip to the
Washita. All report a most
lf y ou are looking fo
1 ion investigate Lexington real
estate. Lexington offers much
to the- home seeker.
Will Miiblev is on the sic!. Iist
Watermelon time is here and
every afternoon "stag" parties iff
business men have been cnoying
the luscious fruit of the long vine.
ington has entirely ti
place of businc
' f a vcrv neat
\ n i •
improvement in h
>. Governor Colquitt wa- re-nomi
Ii. j nateil for a second term a- go\ -
ernor oi texas in tie Satufdai'
primary by a majority of some-
•thing like 40,(XX*. Morris Shep-
iiard w on out in the race f r sena-
torial honors ov er Jake W alters.
I he fight has been a. hard e>ne.
i not desire t >
'atic pa.-' .
et.a.' d and
■ is mai
Big Cotton Orep Expectcd.
Lexington is preparing to han-
dle the bumper cotton crop which
will be marketed here this fall.
She intends to again carrv off top
honors in the number of bales
handle.1. The town won that
honor last year,' the Anti-Trust
gin leading all others in the coun-
ty in the number of bales ginned
v.-iih the S. i. W'iliia: • gin a
1 loth gins have been gone over
the pa : summer and repaired
and ti " machinery plae-ed in tip-
top shape - i that the farmers e■ t
the south end are a sured of a
gi«id cl • of ginning.
reage has been plant
nth end and the vield
if the largest in years.
his bed will
seems to be
that his rei
I lie i
I iie Purcell base- ball team
Sunday made the Oklahoma Citv
Red Sox back up and run side-
ways by a score ol 9 to 8. Ouite
a few from Lexington saw the
game and rooted themselves
hoarse for thc winners.
Let everybody—that is the vot-
ers—go to the polls next Tues-
day and vote the dictates of his
conscience. Every thinking man
can, with a little consideration
pick out the most deserving man
I'or the place.
\ ote right next T
Lexington does nol see-
overcrowded with Pull
men who set up until 2
a. m. discussing who wit
nominee of the progress!--.
unto the man that
Chicago ^ ii gust .-
After having b
ported guilty at
day. but left the
the court, making
•eli out since
i. the jury re -
> o'clock Mon-
!ation along that line at all.
f in I L:
represented < ie
f < )klahoma Cit\",
id Tom Mayfield
arge while lien
District Judge Ri
Ian will pronounce
M-'.rsee went t
t we lit
• ugrc. ■
interest of her
la |'K -
i lias the
east by ;
ton land in ti
his cot (on t.
if land that
v with the
ajority of the :
and von can ;
Give every man cl-
ing mind enough to
man who he thinks i
f alfalfa ha
ill a fourth
hi thini- i-
■s feel belt.
'■ a unity
•<lit for hav- 000 ba
vote for the j euttin;
s best. Not I hand. The lia\ balin;.
ind couiilv ha\e been worked hard-
to be infill i owners have reaped a n
'. \'<i'.e foi j harvest. For alfalfa lan
■est and yotitof it undeveloped, the se
abi r.i the of the county e;aniiot be
vole e i: a . this state. •
ind the ,
al little :
ith end 11
-s trip ti
Mi.- - Ora P
for leer home
i i lack well * Ve
i. oloradi Spr
a t i iti
will be ti
F. O. MILLE1
andidales at a po'i-
iturday and several
of the voters are said to have re-
j ceived a fresh supply of "quiet
tips" and "inside elope" on who's
i who in the winning ranks. Yea
! eerily, the life of the \a>ter i- well
j nigh as strenuous as the one all
' important one—tlje candidate.
lung and rep
oti think and not
ther man thinks.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy
eta her1 Saturday •:
a\ with their many
cut v hat
,! • 11 th
ending the Sam
I . nil gt. .n's
*how is attrai
at every pert
because of tin
at Mr. W
rntance. It' all
good, clean show
Iter Brown and Mr
are offering the pub
John It. Asbury, Claude Perk
ins, John Massey. William Mar-
cttm and Woodson Northcutt
went to Noble Saturday night in
John's car to attend the political,
'! he jury in the trial of William
George for the nittrelcr of Deputy
Sheriff William Abbott
Dee Rolater came d.
day night from Oklah
to spend a week's vac;
with his parents. Mr.
ruarv 12th, returned a verdict of | church
first degree manslaug'ite
da\" morning .
Rev. Louis .Moorliead will hold
;ular services at the baptist
Sunelav niorning and
Mon- evening. All are requested to at-
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