The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, February 25, 1916 Page: 1 of 10
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 25 1916
CEO. G. BURKE
Announces in The Leader This
Week For the Office of
In this issue of the Leader appears
the announcement of Geo. C. Burke
of Lexington as a democratic candi-
date for nomination as county judge.
Mr. Burke has lived in Cleveland
county for some twenty-five years
and has been actively engaged in the
practice of law here for over 6 years.
His success in the legal profession
and standing as a lawyer in this and
adjoining counties, his ability and
the large practice he has enjoyed,
have demonstrated that he is emi-
nently qualified in every way to
serve the people as county judge of
this county. Mr. Burke has been a
lifeldng Democrat and has always
taken an active interest in the fur-
therance of Democracy in every cam-
paign. This is the first time he has
ever aspired to public office, and he
tells us that he has no axe to g,rind,
but will make a clean, straight for-
ward campaign upon his own merits
and qualifications, and not upon any
shortcomings of his opponent or op-
ponents, whoever they may be. We
feel certain that the voters of this
county cannot cast their ballots for
a more able, competent and qualified
man for the office of county judge,
than Mr. Burke, and that the Demo-
cratic party of this county will make
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Edwards, of
Norman spent the week end with
Mr. un^Alrs. VV. X. Carter.
Mai jSlTboe entertained Misses
Valley .Center, Mattie Harryman
and Lee Harrymau, with a Sunday
SPR1 \<« DILI
The farmers and all seem to be One of the most pleasant times
enjoying this beautiful weather. ithat the Missionary Society has had
The Misses YUUamae Tuggle and was held ut the home of Mrs. Joe
Anna Sasser were evening guests j Higbe - j.r., at which the following
of Misses Myrtle and Beulamae AVal-i ladies were present: Mms. Collins,
lace one day last week
Mr. Petty and M,r. Brodie of Nor-
Mrs. Jesse Carter had as her man motored down in their Fords
guests Sunday, Mrs. Edwards, of (to Willow View last Friday and
Norman and Mrs. W. X Carter and spent the day with Mr. Brodies'
Empo Mays. ' (daughter, Mrs. Ellis Cline, jr.
Among the Stovall folks Attend- Emma Hatfield spent Thursday
ing the show at Lexington, were with Miss Myrtle Wallace,
Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Adams , Harry Mr. and Mrs.Elmer Carrier and
Bridwell, Lon Shockley, Misses Mat- Will Dixson were callers at the
tie Harrymau, and Fannie Johnson. Walter Cheatwood home Sunday ev-lsums which was well gotteu up.
Mrs. Ernest Hushing and family j ening. j A cracker contest was next in-
Tom Caskey and family were Sun- Callie Umphries spent a few days dulged in and as it was time lor
day guests of Airs._ A C. Crader. last week with her grandmother, i Refreshments we were conducted
Tlies^ pleasant days have started ; near Spring Hill. j into another room and given
Sessions, Joe Hlgbee, jr., Etliridge
Ferguson, Tuggle, Wynne, Wright.
Milton Sherman, and Brownell, with
Mrs. \V. Whitsett and Mrs. Hoy
Sherman and Mrs. Bowling,, of
Hugo, as visitors.
This being our social day, alter
ou,r devotional services were over,
we were treated with a biography
of George Washington by Mrs. Ses-
The farmers of this community
are busy farming this fine weather.
Jim Sudderth and family, S. W.
Redwine and family and Mr. Lewis
Hollituy, were Sunday guests of
Little Hfnttie Dean has been ill |
of la grippe, the past week.
Kate Garrette, Hose Owens and
Leota Williams were guests of'
Maudie Redwine Sunday.
Singing at Mr. Newville's Sunday' With "lia issue of theLeader ap-
nlght was excellent. i l"'ars 'he announcement of Jim L.
Charlie Carr and family were Sun It orbett f°r the democratic nomin-
day guests of Jim Blackwell of thela"?.u ^or c°unty treasurer.
He Announces His Candidacy
For That Office This Week
In The Leader
Mrs. R Jarboe was a pleasant
visitor at Mrs. Richard Black's
Mr. W. A. Bettes and Harry Brid-
well were out taking a constitu-
tional walk Friday evening.
. , , , , ,, Aubrey Moses was the guest of
no mistake in selecting him as its Nea| rarter Sund evening,
nominee. „ will appreciate your „ „rldWeii>W|fe and daughter
support and influence. | Miss Willie. and Floyd Harryman
motorej up to Noble Sunday even-
REAL ESTATE DEAL j„g f0 vjsit their aunt, Mrs. McErady
Mr and Mrs. Lon Morris ware
Last week a deal was made where- Sunday guests of Mrs. Ed Clifford,
by Mayor Ed Low became the own- Mr. aml Airs. Frank Harryman vis-
er of the jiroperlv on the side of the ttert Clearance ^larrvman of Willow
hill known as the old Isom place. Mr View'sundav
the farmers to work sowing oats, j Those 011 the sick list this week
treir wives to setting hens and the are Mr. J. C. Wallace and Mrs. Perry
town sportsinens' thoughts to fish-1 Sasser.
ing, while the old ground hog pre- J. C. Walace and family are ex—
dictea more winter yet. Here's hop- j pecting their daughter, Mrs. Leslie
ing the old guy will get fooled for Blair, from Lawton this week.
once. I'ptodate the sign is in the Annie Sasser spent the week end
heel and everyone is on the go. I with Hazel Lohden near Lexington.
Mrs. M. A. Kienlin is spending News came to Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
the week with her daughter, Mrs. C. j Cline, announcing the arrival of a
H. Sherman. i bouncing baby girl to Mr. and Mrs.
M,r. and Mrs. C, I. Adams motor- i-I. 1'. Mann and wife, of Cheney,
ed to Washington last Thursday J Kansas, formerly of Willow View,
evening visiting relatives there. [Mrs, Mann is not getting along nice.
Miss Ruth Friend spent all last ' '.v. No doubt but what she will
week visiting Mrs. Alva Higbee, of have to be operated on 011 account
Corbett. . of an abscess in her side.
chance to hunt a heart. After each
Willow View neighborhood.
Marice Sudderth was a dinner
guest of Myrtle Bean Sunday.
Mrs. Strong is 011 the sick list
Blanch 'Walls left for Colorado
The Willow View school is pro-
at Willow View. Everyone invited
I he Misses Myrtle Wallace and
Sydnabelie Cline, and Mr. Freeman
-Miller and Arthur Burns attended
services at New Baptist Shiloh Sun-
' Spring is almost here. The farm-
ers are getting busy plowing and
Mr. Prank Lovelace and wife were
welcome guests of Mr and Mrs. V
W. I'mplweys Sunday.'
Misses Alary and Florence Ewing
spent Sunday at the home of Mr.
had obtained a heart we were given I Thursday.
our refreshments. After the socitey | Maudie Redwine visited friends
had voted a vote of thanks to Mrs. ] >n the Denton neighborhood last
Abernathy and her excellent corp of week, attending the canddy break-
telephone girls for the use of the | ing at Burnie Blaekwell's Friday
Good Service Telephone office, and ' night.
the accepting of the noise and con- j Emilia Oliver visited riends
fusion which naturally goes with 1 Oklahoma City Monday.
the afTairs of such nature. | Calle Umphreya is vsiting at the
We adjourned, after deciding that I Grandma Walls home.
W' hart certainly had one of the fin- Mrs. Haynes let Friday for a vis-
es! meetings since our organization" with her brother in Texas.
hoping the time would hurry round George Merritt and family, Mr.
when we should meet with Mrs. Birks and family we,re guests at the
Higbee again, to meet Tuesday, Feb- 'Norman Merritt home Sunday
29 at the parsonage for the purpose Fannie Haynes was a pleasant
of quilting. I caller at the Morris home Tuesday
We would like all the ladies of] George Morris and family
the*town who ar0 interested in Mis- Sunday guests 01' Virgil'
sionary work to meet with us i and family.
I wonder would the Christ who j L"p.v Newville was a Pur
claimed 'n bis own Divine service! itor Saturday
what was done for one of the least
of these, say of us as wc did of her,
"She hath done what she could."
Supt of Publicity.
Itlali Southworth was the
of Dovie Lee Sunday.
Sunday School is getting along
nicely, taught by Misses Johnie and
Singing every Friday night
Low bought the place from L. A. John Suchy is experimpenting | alld Mrs. Alfred Ward.
Werngr. He tells us that he intends with an incubator this week. Airs Jason Carries, who lias been
putting the place in a good state M,r. and Mrs. Scott Sherman of: ®'c't 'he Past few weeks, we are
of repair, it being somewhat run Shiloh spent the day with Mr. and j K'a(l to say is up again.
,^.n',a. improving it in general, Mrs. Roy Sherman Sunday. , Air. Harvey Coffman and family
with the intention of moving there George Friend, of Muskogee, came'nf Shawnee are visiting honie'folks
in thP near future. The Leader Is jn Friday for a short visit with his'in Willow View.
glad to note this improvement and father, H. Friend. i Miss Jessie Vermillion was a
se this property fixed up j isn&a Merle Fessenbeck spent the visitor of the school Monday after-
, week end with home folks near
BASKET BALI. GAME Noble.
— ' Mr. Carl Murnan. of Noble made
DEATH Or Miss. HARRINGTON
Airs. Eva M. Harrington, wife of
■Miss Callie Um.ph.ri88 spent Sat-
urday night and Sunday with her
cousin, l!U nche Walls
Josh Lohden and wife visited with
Mr. and Airs. Robert L. Ewing Sun-
The Buckhead team played the hsi weekly visit in Stovall vicinity
Re,] Springs team a game of basket Friday evening,
ball Friday afternoon on the Red i Roy Shjprman purchased a car
Springs Court. It was a hard fight this week and is trying his hand at day.
from start to finish, which resulted playing chauffeur these days. | Anna Sasser spent Saturday night
in a score of 4 to 3 in favor of the! Air. and Mrs. R. C. Kistler, of with Aliss Hazel Lohden
Buckhead team. Wanette were visitors at C. H. Sher- Air. John Wallace is on the sick
—— man's the past week
Ed Shinn living east of town was' Alisses Lizzie and Beulah Wilhite
in Friday on business. He tells us' ".ere Sat,irday evening guests of
that things have been pretty well i Gladys Adams .
frozen up in his part of the county' , , an<l v Glenn attended
but everything is looking well now I Sunday school at Sringhill Sundpay
r | morning.
SEED CORN FOB SAT,ft. j ' hose neither tardy or absent
Good Reed's Improved Yellow'' 80J°?1 G>ad>'s
Dent Corn at my place 3-4 mile east j^esA"amS' Au"rPy a"ri Harry
of Lexington. Best variety, matures)
in 100 days.—J. P. Garrett. 22-2t 'a, Car,er' 1edd> M"ler'
A fresh supply of Butter
Bread at Kelleer's Grocery.
Try the Leader three months,
Lynn and Walter Phillips,
| Steak ley. Winona and Floyd Sher-
I man. Those Retting most honor
, marks were, Fourth grade, Mable
Harryman; Second grade, Harry
25c. j Mr and Airs. Steve Hutchins
list at this writing.
Air. Randall Kistler and
were visiting the Marcle
Mrs. Alay Ringo 0f Oklahoma
City is visiting home folks this week
Mrs. John I'pton visited Airs T.
Mr. and Airs, B'll Gauin were din-
ner guests of their parents Sunday
Mr. and Airs. Bird Ward.
I VIOX KILL
The farmers of this section are
taking advantage of the pretty,
weather by tiling the soil
The young men of Science Hill
debated the question of "M litary ' H. Harrington, died at the Ha,r-
Preuaredness," Friday night. R0y'^"Bton home iu the north part of
Kelle.v, Joe Davis and Emmitt Clary Norman yestenfaj morning, (Feb
Affirmative; Tom Williams, Frank ruar>' 21, 1916) from tile effect of
Conkling and Luther Wenters, neg- measles and pnumonia, aged 34
ative. The decision was rendered in ;.tars' '''e body was taken to' Alt.
favor of the affirmative /oin, in the south part of the coun-
"1'eter" Joe Davis spent Saturday (■ ."''s morning, where services wefe
night with his sister, Mrs. Ellen al ^''e Alt. Zion church at 4
i Julian, iu the Wild cat district. |0 clock this afternoon, conducted by
' t , Dowdy who Iras been 011 the : A- ' ■ Barber. Interment will be
sick list is reported to be improv- "lfule in Alt. Zion cemetery,
ing. ,IJiAlrs' Harrington was a native of
Church at Sliilo was attended by I 'las resided in Cleve-
a large audience Saturday and Sun- ('°unty for some sixteen years,
day nights. Rev. Coker and Rev. . rtafi a member of the Christian
Price conducted tlie services. <iiurih. a gracious lady, loving
"Hart's Dramatics," commenced j !v.d mot her, and affectionate
practicing another play this week A'.any friends earnestly sym-
inttled "The Daughter of the lies- 11:11 lz'' w"h 'lie bereaved husband
ert. • and childdren. the latter being two
Aliss Gladys Mitchell spent Fri-
day evening with Airs. Wals.
Bub Jennings and son visited his
x- 01 i brother, J. P. Jennings, Friday and
Norman came Bfcwn in their car Saturday
Dr. H. H.
Specialist of the Eye, Eur,
Nose and Throat, of Oklaho-
ma City, will be professionally
Tuesday, February 29
The scientific application of
lenses (glasses) to the eye re-
ceives my attention. One
regular visit every six weeks.
Incfnire at the oHiee of Hr.
Thacker, 10 a. in. to 5 p. m.
and spent Sunday
Harry auj wife.
with their son
FIXED IN CITY COfltT
J. W. Martin and J P. Jennings
were dinner guests of Willie Jen-
nings and wife Sunday.
Josie Jennings and daughter
called at the Sanders home Tuesday.
Air. Sanders and wife were dinne,r
guests of Willie Jennings Sunday.
Aiabel Crane spent Sunday With
A couple of strangers who were
in Lexington Saturday night, added
their mile to the city coffers. They
j were in an automobile and one of 1 'iazpl Carpenter.
them had too great a supply o booze. I uit'k Boling and wife were Sun-
lie made himself obnoxious on the (lav evening guests at the J. W. Mar
streets in various ways and was j l'n home.
taken up by Maslial W. T. Scott, ! •v'rs- . Martin was a dinner
and put in the city jail. Sunday i suest at the Harris home Wednes-
.morning he was taken to Norman, j <iay.
his partner going with him where j Fretl Harris and wife were din-
matters were fixed by paying the!11'-.r guests at the Walls home Sun-
City of Lexington $14.50 and Cleve- 1 da>'
land county $10.00. The men's | Geneva Herzog was a supper
names were Patton and Evans, andjsue8t 0 Mable Crane Saturday,
we understand that they live in Ok-I I)ora a d Effie Boling, Creed King
lahoma City. They weft lucky to 1 liffopd Smith, Edna Jackson,
get off as light as they did under Al"nold Jones, Ernest McNutt and
very interesting program was 9 and H years old. The Tra
rendered Friday atternoou by the i"'r,|,t :ioi"s >11 extending its ear
Science Hill Literary Society. Sev-
eral patrons attended as we'll as J.
W. Arnold and G. D. Winters, mem-
Airs. Harrington was well known
m L.exington, having
oers of the school board. All report J" " ^'ngion, having lived near
that the present term of school is! ,[.a. nnmber of years, and has
one ot the best in the histary of
Science Hill. Alid-term examina-
tions were given last week and all
grades are reported very satisfac-
many friends who are sorry to hear
of her death.
DISOIilA I\(, GILES OF HEALTH
Sherb Couch was a pleasant visit- <>klalioma's recent experience with
orr of Air. Hart last week. 1 influenza, and the predisposing con-
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crane at- llltlons 'hat result in pneiiinania,
tended Sunday school at i nion Hill 1 a "le various affections that in-
Sunday afternoon. | \olve the upper air passages, should
•J F. Williams finished pulling'(iee|)lv impress the public with the
bolls this week ■ great value of preventative health
■Mrs. Alary Williams was a guest "leesurc. Careless and wilful dis-
oi Miss .Maurice AlcVey Sunday at-! °bet"6nce to ordlnary rules Bf health
ternoon. a 'e cost the people of Oklahoma
TULIP AND ROSE ai'l'alllng during the last four or
_ five months. But more and more
"EXTON DEFEATS lp I'ublti- is learning that it is as
VALLEY (iltOVK as dangerouslj wasteful to
1 ' the prevention of disease as
The Denton Basket Hall team hied " wou,'d be le' Are gain headway
themselves to Valley Grove Friday s ''"me without trying to ex-
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• • V> ant to use your money. • •
® Want you to use our money. ®
© Want to prove that we need you. ©
Want to prove that you need us. (gj
©Want to offer every banking conven- JgJ
@ Want you to use our better banking ©
@ facilities. jgj
X \V ant to be a bank like you would like W
® your bank to be. ®
® Call In, Now and Then ®
jgj Chas. Greeraore, President. M. R. NorthcUtt, Cashier @
P LEXINGTON, OKLAHOMA
Ruby Clay enjoyed the
J. W. Martin went t
Clemmie Hill is visiting with
her cousin, Alf-s. AlcClum at Lindsay
Effie Holding of Oklahoma City
spent a ew days with her sister,
I Ida, the past week
Clemmie Hill and Clemmie and
Gladys Martin spent Wednesday
evening with Ruth Lassiter
Earl and Joy Shinn spent the
week end with home oks.
Singing every Sunday night.
Literary every Friday night Ev-
erybody invited to attend.
Aaron McDaniels was in Lexing-
ton the latter part of last week and
made a real estate deal selling his
property here where John G. Hardie
is living to Alonroe Burkett. Air.
Ilni'kett will make his home at the
Place which is one of the best loca-
tions in Lexington.
Farms For Rent
And work stock for sale. We
have some farms for rent for one
third and one fourth rent. See me
at Farmers State Guaranty Bank,
afternoon where thej met the Val-
ley Grove boys in a game. The game
was a hotly contested and a well
played one and both teams are to be
congratulated 011 the way they han-
dled the ball. The score was 1 4 to 4
In favor of Denton. Lineup: Den-
ton; Meyers and Blackwell, forwards
Higbee and Pulllam, guards; mack-
well. center. Valley Grove; Dragoo
Jim Corbett is a product of Cleve-
land county. He was born on a
farm near Corbett, where he work-
ed on the farm yid attended the
rural school during the winter
Five years ago lie went to Oklaho-
ma ( ily, where hP took a business
course, graduating in both short-
hand and bookkeeping, working his
way through the school.
He is an accommodating and effi-
cient deputy county treasurer, and
has been connected with the office
since July, 191H. He is a thorough-
ly qualified with every detail of the
office, and if nominated and elected
he will not have to learn the duties
of the office.
Jim Corbett is well known
throughout the county, and is a
most popular young man, a t.rue and
Taking into consideration his
ability to till the office, being an
expert bookkeeper and accountant,
honest, moral and upright christian
gentleman, and having been a most
faithful deputy for nearly three
years, being young and Progressive,
we have no hesitancy in recom-
mending him to you as a worthy
young man, who if nominated and
elected county treasurer of Cleve-
land county, he will in every way
Carefully consider his claims be-
fore casting your ballot at the pri-
mary, August 1st.
it is estimated by the United
States Health Service that four per
cent of the inhabitants of certain
sections of the south have malaria.
This statement was based upon 204,-
881 cases reported in 1914. The in-
fection rate among white persons
was about eight per cent and among
colored persons twenty per cent,
in two lunatics i„ be Fasoo valley,
forty out of every one hundred in-
habitants presented evidences of the
disease. Patient investigation of
mala,rial conditions has impressed
Government Health officials with the
•lief that mosquitos i„ the latitude
of the Southern states ordinarily do
not carry infection through the win-
ter, infected mosquitos, rarely being
found before Alay 15th* This dis-
covery is strengthening the belief
that it is possible to decrease not
only the prevalency of malaria itself,
but to relieve the public of the ener-
vating effects of this disease, by
treating human carriers of malaria
with kuinine previous to the middle
of Alay, thus preventing any infec-
tion from chronic suffers reaching
mosquitoes and bein gtransmitter by
them to other persons Quinine is a
specific for.niala.ria, and* its intelli-
gent use in malarial sections of ST)k-
lahoma would tend rapidly to
stamp out the disease.
1 have leased the old Orenbaun
studio and am at the place every
jay. I solicit all your work. Come
in and see me. tf.
AIRS. LILIE BLANCETT
You can get cotton seed
meal at Aivin Barnett's.
WOOD FOR SALE
Cord wood, stove wood,
"r°0,|- 11s,,<' (''a <l Treat or Roscoe
000 " ni"es eust 1 mile north.
Seed potatoes, onion sets and a"
; kind of garden seed at Keller's Gro-
a ha> for sale : Tmes
* alfalfa hay with' equipment.
and Ward, forwards; Ward and Keys ' " raln baled with horse power 8uar«nteed. Dr. C. K
baler. One half mile south of town. I Lexington. Oklahoma,
guards: Stone, center. Referee, Jim
Owens; timekeeper, Arthur Higbee.
Denton says that they challenge any-
thing in the county, Prof. R. Dra-
goo is the principal at Valley Grove
and Prof. Joe Higbee is the princi-
pal at Denton.
J. L. ELLIOTT.
Farmers State Guaranty Bank.
MISSIONARY VOTES .
(Received too late for publication
The Missionary society of the
Methodist, c hu.rcli met at the church
February 15th, 1916, with Alms, j
Colljns, Sessums, Farriss .Tuggle,
Sherman, Dodson, Brownell. and j
Aliss Denison, with Alms. Black and
Yoho as visitors.
A program was given on the new
book, "The King's Highway," which j
was very interesting^
We adjourned lo' meet at the!
home of Airs. Farriss, February, 22,
There are one million, three hun-i
dred thousand women and children I
in our church. Only two hundred |
thousand of these belong to the Mis-1
Are you one of these?
Supt. of Publicity.
Wanted: Girl to do house work. See
or write Mrs. B. C. Clark. Purcell, Okla.
Security State Bank
Your deposit is protected by«the
Depositors Guaranty Fund of the
State of Oklahoma. Your busi-
ness 4solicired on the basis of
Security State Hank
I!. M, Evans, Pres.J§gg SUM. G. Abernathy, V. Pres.
E. B. Abernathy,'Cashier ,
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