The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, February 7, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY;OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913
The Legislature Is Discussing
Several Bills Abolishing
County Offices to Be Reduced
By Consolidations of
The legislature now in session
lias not passed many laws it is true
but it has started on a work that
g' will endear the name of every mem-
f ber to the voters and taxpayers of
the state if it is carried to comple-
tion. The legislature has made a
good start toward abolishing some
of the useless offices—the sinecures
created before the state had sized
up its ability to pay.
One of those on • the list is the
highway commissioner, and it is
to be abolished more on account of
-■ the way its affairs have been ad.
jninistered than on account of the
office itself. It is admitted that a
state highway commissioner might
do some good, but it cannot be ac-
complished by riding over the state
in an automobile.
The legislature is goin after the
state school inspetror, who has
been drawing a salary of $1800 a
year and $i>00 for traveling expenses.
Jn this connection the sjate high
school inspector should not be over-
looked. A bill has been introduced
to abolish the assistant county sup-
erintendents, the game warden and
the fire marshal. The public de-
fender" is also on the rack at the
Various bills have been intro-
duced to consolidate county offices,
and that is getting down close to
the people. There is an opportun-
ity to make a saving by elimina-
ting a host of the employees in the
state oilices, where there are three
and sometimes four to do the work
that could be done by one person.
The legislature has only made a
start in the work of abolishment,
It has not yet had its attention di-
rected to the "superior" courts of
the state, except in one bill calcu-
lated to consolidate some of the
other courts and allow the "superi-
or" courts to stand. In the belief
of many this is not a good move,
for the very name of "superior"
court will never be popular.
Coupled with the investigations
that are under way, the legislature
is headed in the right direction.
Just how the investigations will
turn out is not known, but the
start has been made. How far the
legislature will go in abolishing the
* useless offices is also problematical,
but it has caused hope to spring up
again in the breasts of the taxpay-
ers.—Oklahoma City Times.'
See Mrs. E. A. Denison for farm
loans at lowest rates.—adv
parcel Post "Don'ts."
Don't try to use ordinary stamps;
the distinctive parcel post stamps
must be used.
Don't seal your package; wrap
and tie securely.
Don't forget that the name of the
sender must be on the outside of
Don't forget to mark your pack-
age "Perishable," when the con-
tents are perishable.
Don't forget to mark your pack-
oge "Fragile," when it contains
Don't forget to buy insurance for
10 cents; it insures up to 150.
Don't try to send a package
weighing over eleven pounds or
measuring more than seventy-two
inches in combined length and
Don't try to register a parcel
Don't forget that the parcel post
now supercedes fourth-class matter.
It is in fact fourth-class matter and
requires the distinctive stamps.
Don't try to send whiskey or
dynamite by parcel post. One is
too tempting, perhaps, to the hand- j
ling force, and the other too dan-:
Don't forget that the prohibition!
against pistols and revolvers' lias \
Don't forget that you are on the
safe side when you refrain from
mailing by parcel post those things j
which are denied in the mails by
Don't forget that eggs must be
securely packed, in the covers at [
least, when mailed for a distant I
Don't forget there is no C. O. D.
or Special Delivery feature yet in
the partei post.
Don't forget that both postal em-
ployees and patrons are human.
Let both have patience until the
parcel post gets well started.
Don't forget, rural patrons, to set
your box parellel to the road and
have it in good condition.! The ru-
ral carrier's labors are now in-
Don't forget to plana etiers anR
packages for the rurai carrier in i>r>
sition esfPlly accessible to him
He has no time to wait.
Don't forget that parcels weigh-
ing four ounces and under are mail-
able at 1 ceni per ounce regardless
Don't forget that seeds, cuttings,
bulbs and roots are mailable under
a special rate; one cent for two
Don't forget that cut flowers,
dried plants, not susceptible of
propagation, go under the regular
Don't seal package or otherwise
close it against inspection. In this
event it will be treated as first-class
Don't forget that a parcel con-
taining two or more classes of mail
is mailable at the higher rate.
Don't forget that in measuring a
package to do so at the extreme
ends and at its greatest girth.
Board of Agriculture Or-
Oklahoma City, Okla.. Feb. 4.—
Organization of the new Hoard of
Agriculture was perfected with the
election of W. T. Leahy of Pawhus-
ka as treasurer. The Constitution
makes the president of the board,
who is elected by the people, its
presiding officer. It was agreed
there should be no committees
among whom management of the
schools, etc., was apportioned un-
der the former rule, but that all
matters would be handled by the
full board. The first day of each
month was fixed as the regular
It is understood the board prob-
ably will make no changes at the
Agricultural and Mechanical Col-
lege. In view of question over the
election of two members from the
Fifth Supreme Judicial District, the
board by resolution invited the ag-
grieved persons to try title to the
office in a quo warranto proceeding.
Copies of the resolution were sent
to members of the Legislature call-
ing attention to the fact that the
District Court had refused a writ of
injunction against the newly elec-
ted board.—Dallas News.
The growing condition of wheat
at the, end of January, 101m. is 83.(i
as shown by the report issued by
the board of agriculture, and the
condition a.- compared with Janu-
ary, 1912, is 1)9.'5. This is consid-
ered a very favorable condition of
wheat for this time of the year, and
reports from over the state show
that conditions generally tend to a
good year in the yield of all crops,
as the--eondition of the ground is
favorable to early cultivation.
The condition of alfalfa is shown
at 84 per cent. In the crops still
in the hands of the farmers there is
cora, 44 per cent; wheat, 10 per
cent; oats, 28.5 per cent; cotton, 4
The condition of livestock is giv-
en as: Cattle, 93.3; hogs, 90.1;
sheep 32.i; poultry. 95.3.
The condition of the land as re-
gards moisture is shown at 79 per
cent and 25.8 per cent of the land
is already plowed for spring plant-
ing.—Oklahome City Times.
H'O" «• 'eamiAway Down South In Texas r
A basketball team has been or- j „ie gun„y sounthland. Lex-j
ganized by the local high school ington },n8 n n hand of local boys I
and arrangements are under way to|who ,eft gunday noon to establish a
1 K Q Beginning of The A Q §
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But the same Old Reliable Farmers State Guar-
anty Hank, the oldest hank and strongest bank in
Lexijgton, the bank that has stood the test for
twenty, years, ready at all times to assist the far-
mers and merchants carry on their business, a friend
in need, a safe bank to deposit your money with be-
cause your deposits are guaranteed by the guaranty
fund of the State of Oklahoma.
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New
year, wn are yours for business.
Farmers State Guaranty Bank.
Snow May Kill Quail
That the heavy snow fall has
played havoc with the quail of the
state is feared by the state game
warden's department. It is claimed
that heavy snows in the past have
killed thousands of the state's most
valuable game bird when followed
by cold weather. If the present
snow melts off rapidly and gives the
birds a chance to find food it is be-
lieved that the loss will be slight,
as the great loss is usually from
starvation and not freezing, but if
it remains long many are expected
The quail naturally sticks to cov-
er and in the case of snow they
scurry to the thick underbrush for
safety. There they will remain un-
til the danger is past, but if the
ground remains covered for any
length of time the ponds and
streams freeze over, then starvation
soon faces the birds and great cov
eys perish in a short time. It i
said that there are still thousands
of quail in the slightly settled
counties, where they have migraled
to escape the hunters. The hunt-
ing season is now closed and those
who have escaped the gun and es-
caped the weather are believed to
lie numerous enough to provide
] good shooting next year.—Oklaho-
| ma City Times.
complete a short schedule. Bennett
Griffin lias been selected to lead the
team while Cicero Merritt will hrve|T[le grmlJ, Pon]poge(i
charge of the managerial reins. The
material in the high school is not
very plentiful but the men who
have signified a willingness to come
out and try for places insures a very
creditable team. The squad is
made up of Lucian and Razzie
Stevens, George and Cicero Merritt,
Bennett and Bryan (iriffin, Chester
Garrett, Clvde Sherman, Harry Car-
Earl Simpson, and Luther VV :l'-. —11)ny they prosper and return
son. Sulphur will probably be the ,u>me with ood,pg of Texag money_
first game on the schedule. It is
olony in Port Arthur, Texas and
try their fortunes on foreign soil. Saturday and Sunday's Snow
of John T.i Puts a Fine Season in
Kemp, Claude Perkins and Vergil j the Ground
Ferguson, will engage in the oil re-
fining business in the gulf coast
town. George Perkins is already
there and sent back such glowing
reports that the other lads decided
immediately that the place was a
land of promise and have gone to
see if their expectations are correct-
ly impressed. We wish the boys
Farmers Have Broken Much
Land and All Land is
In Good Shape
said Sulphur has a stiff aggregation
of cagers this year and if the local
team can annex a victory at the
start it will give them the "pep'^
for a Victorious season.
How I Spent My Thanksgiving
On last Thanksgiving, November
twenty eight, I arose at five o'clock,
and after doing the chores, I ate
my breakfast, after which father
and I went to cut wood.
ting and sawing one tret
team and wagon and went to haul
the wood home. Father then tookj1'
the team and wagon and went to
husk corn, while 1 began prepara-l
(ions for a trip to Wayne, where the
Lexington High School girls were
going to play basket ball.
Thorntons Entertain With
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thornton en-
tertained with .i delightful house
party at their beautiful and pictur-
esque country home near Wayne
honoring Miss Nina Charleville, the
house guest of Miss Allie Breeding.
In the p rty were Mr. and Mrf*.
William I'. ISreeding, Mrs. Owsley,
Miss Allie Breeding, Miss Nina
Charleville, Mr. Gains Mitchell and
Mr. Alonzo Williams of Purcell,
Mr. Calvin Hobson, Mr. Mort Sew-
ell, and Mr. Jimmy Hall.
The party left- Lexington at 1
o'clock Satursliy.' afternoon, arriv-
ing at the Thornton home about | from tliere on tho trilin#
dusk. The trip regardless of the j the trftin r(J|,e S|lfe|y
snow was a very pleasant one. Af-! j>art ()f (he fore goer8
ter the usual hospitable greeting by j depot to greot did not g0
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton, the party! in the wagons. The gjrls playeil
but were defeated. I returned to
Snow fell Saturday and Sunday
all over the state of Oklahoma.
Several inches fell over Cleveland
and McClain counties. The snow
was a fine thing for the county in
several ways. All land is left in a
mellow condition after the snow
and freeze and insects are killed in
great numbers. The cold weather
will set back all fruit and will If
Viler cut- danger fruit cr>i
I took the ' lin£ kille(1-
ington. where I
with the crowd
| at Lexington
crowd had gonr
| drive to Wayne
about two mile
Reports from all over ti > < unty
ate that crop condi lions were
never better. Mu . land has been
broken an' all is in shape to ho
broken ! • -oon i- it drys sufficient-
ly. Winter wi'fiat i.-i doing well
and everything points to a line
to I ex-l.v'' '^ th°®e who were so fortlin-
i ate as to plant wheat this year.
I Vart, littio n0ttoii is yet in the
snow did not ineon-
cotton raisers much,,
ed 1 drove
had planned to go
'lit on my arrival i
1 found that the
1 then decided te
but after driving 14 ig now on]y a Action '
11 days now until all the cotton will
, | fields* and tin
. i venience the
s from Lexington,
olved to return to Purer
to Wayne. ! Point 1
were at the
On the whole all conditions
a most favorable year.
was served with a most delicious
dinner. ' Joey," the fiddling gen-
ius who makes his home with the
family, furnished the music for the
evening and the guests enjoyed an
old fashioned Puritan party. Sun-
day morning was spent in taking
kodak pictures and other amuse-
ments. A s o'clock dinner, such
as Mrs. Thornton is noted for, was
a palatable bit of pleasantry and was
a fitting climax to the pleasures ar-
ranged by Mrs. Thornton. The
guests left immediately after the
dinner and with each one of them
went the feeling that it might be
their good fortune to enjoy tin; hos-
pitality of the Thorntons on many-
more such occasions. It was a
most enjoyable event.
I represent Bartlett Bros., Land
& Loan Co., of St. Joseph. Missouri
Branch office at Guthrie. Lowest
rates and best terms,
i E, A. Denison.
Onrh, the four year old
Walter Williams and wife
sick with stomach trouble
J. A. Jones returned
from a campaigning tour
cumseh holding the county seat.
L. L. Sanders is recovering and
building an addition to his resi-
Mrs. Myrtle Willis whose infant
baby was nine days old, died Fri-
day. The remains were laid to rest
Saturday, with Rebeka honors, in
Clutppel Hill Cemetery.
An excellent snow fell Saturday
The snow Sunday prevented sev-
eral from this vicinity from attend-
ing Rev. Ethridges able sermon at
I wish to say that I am now out
of the hardware business and want
to thank my customers for their
past patronage. I have made a,
success at everything I have went1
into except this business though I
think it a good business when run
right. I have "always run my own
business except this and I went in;
with forty-five hundred |dollars and
came out with six hundred dollars
worth of notes.
adv Scott Whorton.
Purcell and from there home. I
ate my supper and then finished
writing my sketches which were
due on the following day.
The next day I went to help
father shuck corn while sister
copied the sketches oil into a book.
In the afternoon took the sketches
to town. 1 returned home at dusk
and was feadyjto do what work 1
might be needed in doing.
(Composition by Pierce Merritt a
student in the Lexington High
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many
friends and neighbors for their
kindness during the illness and
death of our darling baby.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Strong.
Big Victory For Oklahoma
Washington, D. C., Feb. ,'1.—
(Special.)—Senator Owen's bill
permiting coal mining operators to
extend their activities in the Choc-
taw and Chickasaw country, was
passed by the house Monday and
the measure will now go to Presi-
dent Taft for his signature.
The bill was introduced in be-
half of those coal operators who
have invested many thousands of
dollars in eastern Oklahoma, for
mining equipment, but who faced
the loss of their investment because
they were unable to follow working
veins beyond the limits of their
present leases. By the new legis-
lation they may extend their opera-
tions by leasing more of the segreg-
It ss estimated that all operators
will be enabled to work ten thous"
and additional rcres.—Daily Okla-
Specialist of the eye, ear, nose [
and throat, of Oklahoma City, will j Ginning Notice
be professionally in Purcell, on | .
Saturday, Feb. 15. The scientific j Saturday, February, 22 is the day
application of lenses (glasses) to' set to close our ginning season and
the eye receives my attention. One [ we believe that will give every body
regular visit each month. Purcell' ,e time to get their snapped
a to J p. m. Lexington 1 to 5 ,, . „ , ,>
p. m. Inquire at the office of cotton' to the gln' Reme lb" the
Baird's Drug Store in Purcell or Dr. date and Please hurry. Ld Lowe
R. E.Thacker in Lexington, adv 1 for the S. T. William's Girr.
Dr. H. H. Wynne, Oculist.
If . You Are a Depositor
Of this bank you can depend upon accom-
dations that are consistent with your ac-
count with us.
Although times are hard and money
scarce our depositors always get the accom-
modations they need. Build up this fall
and prepare for next year.
We Have Money to Loan Now on Short Time
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