The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, September 10, 1915 Page: 6 of 10
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
The Lexington Leader
John ! Hakkii . I'hohkikkik
tutrix J al.the l' '
OklH. as Meoond-ulHSx mail mutter.
Cleveland Countv Enterprise ami
and Lexington leader Otlhia
^ V - $1.IX
One ^ear -
tiix Months • * " '[)r
Display Per Ineh - * 10('
Locals IVr Line
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. l',,;
To I tout: lW '"rin- ninp
miles southeast of Lexington and
one mile south of Corbett. HI"
ncres in cultivation, remainder in
pasture and alfalfa. Plenty hous.
room, outbuildiiiRH and splendid
water. Cash rent, easy terms.
See Jim Taylor, Lexington, Okla
homa. Route 4. ol-lit
1 represent Hartlett Bros., Land
& Loan Co., of St. Joseph. Missouri.
Branch office at Guthrie. Lowest
rates ond bent terms.
Mrs. K. A. Deiiiaon
Plans For Fair
Lexington is going to have her
mutual farm products exhibit on
Satunlav, September 1# in Keller's
hall—thai date wins agree.! upon
Saturday at a meeting here in j
which Jay Sherman. J. J. Brown,
John Graham and A. T. Stevens |
conferred witli President H. H.j
Jacobs of Norman. The fair prom-
ises to be a good one too.
A subscription list was circulated
by Jay Sherman, Saturday after-
noon and a good sized sum raist
tn defray the expenses of holding
the fair. All agricultural products
are eligible ami while the premium*
hung up on the individual exhibits
is nothing extraordinary in size,
still it is a fair consideration and
the honor of carrying awav a blur
ribbon looks good to most farmers.
With a little boosting, the fair
can be made au event worth wliilt
to farmers and townspeople alike.
It stimulates interest among the
farmers; it is something they enjoy;
it gives them ideas how to better
their crops; it brings the town into
closer touch with the farmers it
best friends. The farmer has an
oppertunity to get his products
viewed by the thousands that will
visit the state fair—that being the
chief aim of the coining show. Talk
the fair up and gel your farmer
friends interested in bringing in
their best corn, oats, a Haifa, kaflir
corn, potatoes, pumpkins, water-
melons. broom corn, squashes, fe-
terita. cane, pears, apples, cotton
stalks, cabbages, turnips, beets,
just anything they have that looks
like a prize winner.
The prize winners in the different
products will be forwarded immed-
iately after the fair to Oklahoma
City, where they will arranged ii
the Cleveland comity exhibit.
Cleveland county is going after the
cup this year and your very product
may be the one deciding point in
awarding of the grand prize. It
would be a good idea for you to
show your patriotism by bringing
in the best you have to the Lexing
ton fair a week from next Saturday.
The southend always has been the
banner section of Cleveland county
and il behooves the farmers here lo
uphold her reputation. Hoot the
LUCK FOUND IN HORSESHOES
D E R
I N G T
Originally Intended a* Happy Em-
blems for Solctt*r and Sailors—
Still Ratalna Popularity.
Horseshoes are supposed to bring
good luck to tiie finder, but originally
they were luteadsd as lucky emblems
(or soldier* and Bailor*
The bortesboe became a military
mascot tn the Thirteenth century. A
shoe cast by an JBngllsh baron s wai
burse was carefully pained as a luck
bringing emblem. He said It would
carry lilm safely through any war in
which he might engage, ami secure
him victory In tllta and tournaments.
The baron established a greut name an
n tighter and he vaoqulBhed many foen
without sustaining any serious Injury,
to the horseshoe immediately became
k popular mascot among military men.
Henry II was a Ami believer In the
horseshoe aa a luoky emblem, and he
presented a gilded horseshoe to many
it his regiments. When the monarch
presented the barony of Oakham to
Walchelin de Ferreia. the new lord, to
please the royal donor, demanded of
every other baron who passed through
Oakham a shoe from the horse actually
•ldden by him. Today Oakham hall con
talus something like 200 shoes, dating
from that time till 1895. Amongst
them Is one from Queen Elizabeth, onej
from Queen Victoria, one from Queen
Alexandra, and another from the late
In the present war the horBeshoe
still retains Its popularity as a mascot
amongst soldiers, and the cast-off
shoes of horses are solemnly nailed
on tent polea, on the stde of wagons,
or tied to gun carriages. A recent plio
tograph of the crown prince of Ger-
many revealed the fact that he has a
horseshoe attached to the side of his
fleld motor car.
Sailors cherish horseshoes as luck
bringere, and before the days of dread-
naughts It was Jack's practice to nail
o. horseshoe upside down on the maBt
of his ship. Nelson nailed a horseshoe
with the points upward on the mast
of the Victory before he took the ship
Into action at Trafalgar.
financial center of world
American Dollar Now at Premium In
All International Exchanges—
Clear ThrousH New York.
Gee Whiz, Look
IJijt Wall Paper Bargains at Janes ft Kennedy's
All 15c Paper only 12 Cents All Sllc Paper only 35 Cents
All 20c Paper only IS Cents All 75c Paper only <><! Coals
All 25c Paper only 20 Cents A few Odds and I uds at
All 35c Paper only 25 Cents 25c per bundled ten bolls.
Janes 8 Kennedy
The worth of a garment is
not measured by its cost,
but rathf r by its fitness for
the time—the place—the
occasion and the person.
TI e best time to order
garments is now.
F.vrry day brings an occa-
sion to wear them.
" '/'/(if Tailoring
All persons indebted to the 0
Drug Store up to July 7 will please
pny the same to me or my aijent,
Fred Kemp. All accounts due the
Store up to this date are my person-
al accounts and payable only to uie
or my agent.—John H. Aehury.
A Peach Basket Note
n the ear load of peaches ship-
ped to Swink, Colorado, recently by
Dr. Itobert Thneker, four notes werf
placed in the baskets by Mrs. L. K.
Allele requesting the purchaser of
the basket to write and tell what
price was paid for the peaches, what
condition they were in and how
they liked the quality. Last Fri-
day she received word from a lady
Junta, which read: I
paid $l.d0 per bushel for the
peaches. They were in fine condit-
ion and we like the taste better than
our Colorado peaches and that is
II. 11. Jacobs, who will have
charge of Cleveland county's ex-
hibit at the state fair, was here from
I Norman. He expects Lexington to
have, a good exhibit September 18.
It is the announced purpose of one
of the great trust companies of New
York to sell travelers' letters of credit
Bgured In dollars instead of pounds
sterling. They will be cashable at
established banking agencies abroad
st fixed rates between the dollar and
the money of the visited country. The
expenditure will be collected through
dollar drafts drawn on and cleared in
New York, instead of through sterling
drafts drawn on and cleared in Lon-
As a symptom of broad tendencies
In world linance induced by the war.
this Is important. The American dol-
lar is now at a substantial premium
in practically all of the International
exchanges. It Is preferred above any
other money in settleinerft of Interna-
tional transactions, as It Is more ef
fectlve than any other money for
these purposes. Bvery foreign nation,
whether at war or neutral, would
rather have a credit account here than
The financial center of the world la
now admittedly in New York. Will
It remain here after the war? Our
travelers abroad in peace times spend
yearly $160,000,000 or more. If this
great credit sum were hereafter to fee
cashed abroad 1 terms of dollars
and cleared and collected through
New York instead of London, an
agency of no small effect would be set
lu action to hold here the financial ad
vantage which the stress of war has
forced Europe to surrender for the
time being.—New York World.
FALL SHOES! J
We wish to say that our 1 all line of
MEN, \V< )MEN AND
Are 011 our shelves and we cordially invite you to come
in and inspect them. A complete stock of
STAR ~ STAR §
Dress and work shoes, moderately priced and ^3
guaranteed. Dr. Sawyers Cushion Shoe—something ^
that makes every foot feel comfortable. We will ap- Z5
preciate your patronage.
Modern Steam Laundry, Purcell. Ig: w £ \ 1 |\4T1 )\'
M F MARSEIil ' 1
,vi. i. 1TJ/AV -uuu|,uuiiuiltumuliuuuniiiiu iinuuiin,wuniuin uiiili
YOU'RE NEXT f
To the best tonsorial work in the j
market, when you have your work S~
done here—good workmen. |je:
Haircut 25c >£:
Agents for the New State Lattn-
iliy, Oklahoma City and
Coal! Coal! Coal!
Fill your bins with the best that the market affords.
We have a plenty to supply your needs and we can quote
you mime close prices on early orders.
Predictions are that a cold winter will prevail—,vou
will need coal and lots of it. We want your order NOW
and by receiving it we can save you several extra dollars.
Canon City fancy lump and Lehigh fancy lump coal 4
—the bcht burning and non-soot coal sold. Prompt atten-
tion to your orders and full weight on our new hxcelsior
We were never better prepared to care for your busi-
ness or to offer you more liberal terms.
We Will Appreciate Your Patronage
War's Effect on France.
In some places In France the church j
bell, the timekeeper of the village, uo
longer rings the Angelus, booming
out liberation from work, nor does it ^
ring for mass or vespers. In the |
church high mass is no longer sung,
the organ is silent; In some churches
there is no priest at all. Tlie bell
ringers, the choir, the priests, all have I
gone to the war. And on the Grande j
place the little cafes, so busy and so j
gay on Sunday or on market day— |
they are all floeed! The black-clad
men. the black-veiled women, pass by;
no one euters. No one fcas the heart
and much less the money to go to the j |
cafe, for everyone has someone, some-
where, getting a half-penny a day. 11
taut bleu lui eavoyer tout ce qus |
l'on a." And mothers and wives deny
themselves eve|rything, starve them-
selves, even, to send all they have to
their atldier mam.
Coit of Living In Russia
i According to a recent official stat^-
■ ment issued In Petrograd. the inhabi
tants of the Russian capital paid $10,
j (100,000 more ft>r actual necessities of
life in 1914 thapi they did In 1913. The
advance In prices was due to the war.
The following are the articles that
showed in 1914?the largest percentage
of Increase In [price over the preceding
'' year; salt, 80 per cent; rice, 56 per
cent; groats, %7 per cent; flour. 18 to
20 per cent; teugar, 14 per cent; eggs
3 per cent.
More Information Wanted.
"Well, Ah) see one mo' ob dem Gem
man walmhlps done been interned; ob
served SannPlnckney. "Datso? Shows
dem English doin' sompin' wid dey
submarines after all," said Mr Black'
burn. "Wuz dejerew lost, too?"—Llv
To The People
Of South Cleveland Co.
The McClain County Fair Association
Invites You to Its Annual
September 20-2 1
While of course people from
another county cannot compete foi
prizes we shall be £lad to have ex-
hibits from our friends of Cleveland
county for which we shall give ribbons
S. W. Turk S. n. HcCuiston
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, September 10, 1915, newspaper, September 10, 1915; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110690/m1/6/: accessed April 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.