The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, September 10, 1915 Page: 1 of 10
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 10 1915
Cotton Prospects Growing
A prediction as late as July
would have been that the cotton
crop in this locality would be a
short one and a very short one at
that—incessant rains retarding its
growth right at the season of the
year when it should have been
growing by leaps and bounds. The
farmers who have been raising cot-
ton were discouraged. Fortunately
for townspeople and cotton raiser
the weather man was kind in Aug-
ust and in thirty days time, cotton
emerged from a dismal prospect in-
to a budding bumper crop. Never
before in the same time lias cotton
developed better; the good weather
is continuing, cotton is ' making"
fast, many bolls are "putting on"
and although "the crop is late by
over a month, it will be a big yield.
Even with a decreased acreage,
cotton leads here. Merchants and
bankers still rely on cotton as their
strongest financial ally—when it
turns out right the credit problem
is partially solved. Lexington busi-
ness men have transacted a great
amount of credit business this year,
which makes the cotton prospect
doubly valuable to them. It also
means that Lexington will advance
as a buying center. If the mer-
chants are able to meet their obli-
gations, the result will be a preva-
lence of low prices and that is the
very medium which makes living
here of proper concern to the farm
ing element. The only possible
hindrance that can keep better
times down is a low market price
for the staple. The European war
has been the big nightmare in the
face of the farmer; just how it will
affect the price of cotton is a mat-
ter of conjecture. Most cotton
men think however that a very
^ good price will be the rule of the
season. If such is the case, it is
safe to say that Lexington will wit-
ness a highly successful fall and
that financial and trade conditions
here will be similar to those of "the
good old days."
I hereby forbid anyone trespass-
ing on my place in the west part of
town. All violators of this notice
will be subject to arrest and tine. I
refuse to have my place used as a
Off To College
Within the next few days a gen-
eral exodus of Lexington's college
students will be made, the majority
of state schools opening from Sept.
12 to 20. Among those who have
already left or will leave soon, we
note: Ernest Elliott, who enters
his first year work at the Central
State Normal; Edgar Keller, on his i
sophomore work at the state univer-
sity; Razzie Stevens, on his second j
years work at the state university;,
George Merritt, who will enter the
Central State Normal at Edmond; [
Thelma Marcum, of last year's ]
graduating class, who goes to the
Central State; Elizabeth Keller,
James Gray. Ed Blackwell and
Harry Carter, all of who will attend
the Norman high school; Myrtle and
Lei ah Elliott, who will attend the
Central State Normal; Hay Mosely.
third year at the state university;
Mayme Perkins, who will attend
the Central State; Boney I'oe. who
will attend the Oklahoma A. & M.
Estelle Tuggle, who will attend the
Oklahoma Womans College at
Chickasha; Willamay Tuggle. who
will attend the Central State;
Georgia Whorton, who will return
for the second year to the Okla-
homa Womans college in Chicka-
sha; Piussel Conkliug, who will at-
tend the Norman high school.
That Lexington will be well and
ably represented in the college
world is evidenced by the above
Sixth Animal Agricultural
Of Lexington and Vicinity in Lexington,
Oklahoma, at Keller's Hall
Saturday, September 18
A Land Bargain
For Sale: A good 40 acres, five
and one half miles east of Lexing
ton, one south, 25 acres tn cultiva-
tion. Terms: $200 cash down $200
in one year, balance, $250 in eight
years at 10 per cent. See Claud
Blackwell. Route 4. Lexington, at
one. 52 4t
Dr. H. H. Wynne. Oculist.
Specialist of the eye, em', nose
and throat, of Oklahoma City, will
] be professionally in Purcell, on
I Saturday, Oct. 9. The scientific
j application of lenses (glasses) to
! the eye receives my attention. One
1 regular visit each month. Lexing-
| ton 1 p. m. to 5 p. m. Purcell 9 a.
I m. to 12 m.
Inquire at the office of Dr.
| R, E. Thacker or Palace Drug Store
j in Lexington or Baird's Drug Store
'or Love Hotel in Purcell
We are state agents for School Books. Anything in the school
line can be found at our place
We have a complete line of supplies such as water colors,
rules, tablets, pencils, pens, hook straps, lunch baskets, etc.
Don't forget the place/'
Free! Blotters! Free!
The New Owl Drug Store
Sherman 8 Sherman, Props. Phone 48
| Spending By Check
To the Public:
A checking account in our bank presents no added
expense to you and yet guarantees additional safety and an
accurate system to use in your business transactions.
Every person whether "business man," housewife,
employed person, traveler, farmer, mechanic, or professional
man. in fact everyone who earns money, must spend a por-
tion of it.
This spending should be done by check, which will
keep an exact record of the income and disbursements.
Vll check hooks and hank books are free. Checking
presents no added expense.
Yours verv trulv.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1st. No article on exhibit shall
be removed from the building with-
out permission of the superintend-
ent of the respective department.
2nd. All premium products will
be held by the Association for ex-
hibit at the state fair.
3rd. All fruits, grains, seeds or
exhibits or whatsoever offered for
exhibition must have been grown
in Cleveland county during the
For best peck potatoes, 1st prize
50c; 2nd prize 25c.
Any other variety
For best peck, any variety, 1st
50c, 2nd 25c
Sun Flower Seed
Best peck. 1st 50c, 2nd 2 >c.
Best peck. 25c
Biggest sweet potatoe. 2:>c.
For best peck millet seed, 1st 50c
For best peck seeded Ribbon, 1st
For best peck any variety 1st 50c,
Best ten heads, 1st 50c, 2nd 25c.
Best gallon. 1st 50c, 2nd 25c.
Spanish Peanute, best peanuts, 1st
Any variety, 1st 50c. 2nd 25c.
Peck of best and largest red onion
1st 50c, 2nd 25c.
White onions, same.
Best and largest any variety one
dozen. 1st 50c, 2nd 25c.
Any variety one dozen, 1st 50c,
Tobacco, 1st 25c.
Black Twig, best peck, 1st 50c, 2nd
Grimes Golden, same prize list.
Ben Davis, same prize list.
Arkansas Black, same prize list.
Any variety not mentioned above
best peck 50c, 2nd 25c.
Peaches, any variety 1 dozen, 1st
50c, 2nd 25c.
Pears, 10 best of any variety, 1st
Largest and best, 1st 50c, 2nd
Any variety one doz., 1st 50c 2nd
Largest pumpkin, 1st 50c, 2nd
For best and largest, 1st 50c,
For best and largest 50c, 2nd 25c.
Squash or Pumpkin of any variety
Kaffir, Milo Maize and Feterita.
10 best heads of Kaffir, 50c, 2nd
School Fight Over
There was a time when the i
Spring Hill school scrap promised |
even serious results, but such fears j
were not in evidence Saturday at I
the election held in that district, j
The queston which has always been j
a bone of contention was the locat-1
ion of the school building. Recent-
the school building burned and Sat-1
urday a new cite was selected. By j
a unanimous vote—54—it was de-
cided to move it one half mile east
of the former location. The new
site suits them all, the school fight
is over, a new school building is in
the making and Spring Hill prom-
ises to have a good school this year.
We Need A Town Sprinkler
Something that we need and
need bad is a water-sprinkler for
these dusty streets. Some plan
ought to be devised whereby we
could have such a thing. Last Sat-
urday the air was filled with clouds
[of dust, causing much discomfort
and inconvenience to shoppers, It
works a hardship on the merchants
in keeping their stores clean but al-
so is very disagreeable to all with
business in the business section.
A good sprinkler, especially on Sat-
urdays, would be of material bene-
fit. What do you think about it?
Read the notice on the sup-
plement page of this issue
from the superintendent of
water and lights regarding
electric lights. It contains
information about rates and
cost of installing the lights.
10 best heads of white Milo Maize
50c, 2nd 25c.
10 best best heads of Feterita 50c
Any other variety of Milo Maize
or Kaffir, 10 best heads, 50c. 2nd 25c
W. K. Breeding Drygoods Co.,
$2.50 boy's suit of clothes for the
10 best open bolls of cotton.
E. J. Keller, $3.00 rocking chair
for 10 best ears of corn any variety
and differents kinds of corn.
K. Blake, $2.00 in merchandise.
Neal Smith. $1.00, 75c, 50c in
three prize for 10 best best ears of
J. F. Shockley. $1.00, 75c, 25c
in three prizes for 10 best ears of
Henry Dodson. $2.00 in merchan-
.T. B. Collins, $1.00 cap for the
largest ear of corn.
Lexington Leader, one year sub-
scription for the largest and longest
Japanese Persimmons, 1st 50c.
The three kinds of corn wanted
are White, Yellow and Bloody
Judges For the Fair.
J. M. Lawrence of Norman
Albert Stevens, Lexington, 1.
John Graham, Lexington, 4.
Still For The Water Trough
We are still of the opinion that a
concrete watering trough would be
the "dope" for all visitors coming
to Lexington—not for personal use
but for their thirsty stock. It would
be permanent, would be a good ad-
vertisement and is needed to go
hand in hand with those electric
Honoring Geo. C. Burke Jr.
Friday, August 27, a happy after-
noon was enjoyed by the small
folks at the Geo. C. Burke, the oc-
casion being in honor of their young-
est son. Geo. C. Burke's birthday.
Childhood games were played un-
til 0 o'clock, when refreshments,
consisting of cones, sherbert and
vanilla wafers, were served to
Jeanette and Fraacis Hardwick,
Esther, Rosaline and Joseph Lis-
sauer. Marie Nemecek, John Stewart
Keller, John Kemp Jr., Haskell
Smith, Robert Edward and George
C. Burke Jr. Other guests were
Mesdames Fred and Frederick Jr.
Kemp. Omar Horttor, Jessie Teague
John Kemp, A. Hutchin, and little
Miss Doris Burke.
| Master George C. Burke was the
recipient of many pleasing little
County Judge B. F. Wolf, Coun-
ty J. I). Grigsbe and Sheriff Claud
Pickard and Court Clerk Jim-Stog-
ner held a court of inquiry Wed-
nesday regarding the bootleggers
Mes. Echols of Davis, Oklahoma,
is spending seveeal days with her
sister, Mrs. T. Wilson,
Miss Yallee Center spedt Thurs-
day night with Miss Mattie Harry
i .1. M. Tuggle and wife motored
■ out! to Stovall Sunday evening and
I were supper guests of Mrs. C. I.
I The meeting at Stovall is pro-
gressing nicely with about a dozen
Misses Empo Mays. Willie Brid-
well, Carrie Bettes, Huldah Morris
and Rose Wilson and Messrs. Argo
and Arthur Graham started to
school at Lexington Monday.
Misses Cora and Lena Phillips,
Empo Mayes, Valley Center, Messrs.
John Center and Forest Nelson
\ were Sundav evening guests of Miss
I Mattie Harryman.
Mrs. N. Harryman was the guest
of Mrs W. X. Carter Sunday.
Miss Jessie May Morris spent
Monday evening w-th Mrs. Vaughn
Mr. King of Lexington had some
cider made Monday at II. Friend's
Mrs. Crosslyn of Oklahoma City
is visiting her brother, Thornton
Wilson this week.
Miss Empo Mays was the guest
of Miss Mattie Harryman Friday
C. I. Adams and wife Sunday
guests of Mrs. Harry Bridwell.
Joe and Irving Higbee came
near havidg a bad wreck Monday
when one of the wheels on the bug-
gy broke down.
Willie Bridwell had as her guests
Sunday evening Grace Wilhite, Car-
rie Bettes. Lorin Center and Floyd
Mrs. Fanny Agee spent the week
en 1 with her daughthr, Mrs. Lou
| Simon Kelley and wife and Ott
Smith and wife were among the
) Denton folks attending meeting at
Stovall the past week.
Monroe Burkett and wife and son
jDarrell were guests of Mrs. H.
; Friend Saturday night.
Mrs. W. X. Carter, Empo Mays,
' Lena and Cora Phillips spent a
i pleasant evening at Rev. Johnson's
lone eveninf last week and watched
i them make molasses.
Elbert Phillsps who had his ton-
jsils removed last week is getiing
| along splendidly now.
P. (iates and wife were callers at
their daughters. Mrs. J. D. Padgett
i Monday evening.
i John Suchy had quite a time
i with his car Monday night having
i two blowouts on the way home.
Tne little child of Robert Bettes,
who has been ill with the fever for
several weeks is reported better.
Chas. Greemore, President.
M. R. Northcutt. Cashier
WE CAN HELP YOB
TO SAVE DOLLARS
On your improvements. If you con-
template building a house, a barn, a silo, an
outbuilding—painting, plastering, or other-
wise repairing, see us and we can easily show
you how we can lighten the financial burden.
W. H. P. Tirudgeon
Lumber, Lime, Cement, Plaster
and Coal '
Notice to Eastern Star
Next Tuesday, September 14 i
regular meeting night and all mem
hers are requested to be present.
Mrs. C. C. Perkins, W. M.
All persons indebted to the Owl I will grind your apples for you
Drug Store prior to July 7. will.:lt- 1-2 cents per gallnn or on the
please see me and make the neces-: shares, you to furni-h hatieU. A.- >
sarv arrangements for their ac- j have cider for sale bj the baru'll .
counts, as I retained all accounts ^ cents per gallon \ott to fiuni.-u
to this date.—John H. Asbury. 1 containers.-H. Friend. 52-4t
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is absolutely safe, we have provided Deposit Insurance under tie Okla-
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the state laws. This bank pays four per cent on savings.
We invite you to bring us your banking business.
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