The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, March 23, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 1917
Democratic Primary Elec-
tion Passes Off Quiet|y
The citv Democratic primary
election held in Lexington Tuesday
was a very quiet affair, there being
but a small interest taken. A very
light vote was polled, being but 106
ballots cast, that number voting
ynly for Town Clerk. With one
exception not a candidate made
any effort to get to voters which
«ccounta for the light vote.
J. E. Peter and W. J. Parnell ran
\ very close race lor Police Judge,
there being a majority of one vote
given Mr. Peter the result being 60
The result was aa follows: Alder-
man, Ward 1. B. F. Geno, 55, Hex
Jones, 43; Ward 2, John Kemp, 85
Ward 8, J. R. Massey, 84; Ward 4,
•Ed Low, 92. Town Clerk, A. T.
Robert, 10; E. M. Booker. 74; D. N.
Kostenbader. IB. Town Treaeurer,
Alvin J. Barnett, 80. Town Mar-
shal. J. K, Bean. 27, W. T. Scott,
At the Baptist Church
Synday School 10 A. M.
Preaching 11:00 A. M.
B. Y. P. U, Meeting 7:15 P. M.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday 7:30
The W. M. U. will meet Thurs-
day at 2:00 P. M.
Teachers training class meeting
Friday 7:30 I1. m.
Subject for morning service, 'The
Marks of a New Testament,'
Subject for evening service:
"Making a new Life.'
You are invited to attend these
Financial statement of the work
done by the Lexington church from
September 1, 1916 to March 1, 1917:
Paid on indebtedness, $265.
Current expenses, $75,
State missions, $70.85.
Christian education. $45.
For books, $4,
Pastor's salarv, $203.
Lee L. Reeves, Pastor.
His Weekly Accident
E. C, Mathies, rural carrier on
route one, suffered hie weekly ac-
cident Monday afternoon a half
mile north of town as he was finish-
ing his day's work. The breast
yoke broke and the buggy pole fell
to the ground frightening the team
which resulted in a runaway with
the usual result, a badly wrecked
body. "Dutch," who has previous-
ly had the good fortune to escape
injury was thrown from the buggy
and received painful bruises on the
right side but is not suflering from
broken hones. He is unable to
carry the mail this week and Irving
Higbee is acting as susbstitute.
Tuesday quite a numder were
Those taking part in the Study
Book lesson were the Mesdaroes.
Sherman, Wright, Higbee, Strong,
Ferguson, Shockley Mosely, Brown-
ell, Richards, Cente s, visitor Mrs.
Next week is social afternoon and
we hope quite a number will be
able to come, place of meeting will
be announced at the church Sun-
Mrs. Alvin Barnett and children
left Saturday night for Houston,
Texas where they will spend a few
days visiting Mrs. Harnett's sister,
Mrs. Frank Wynne.
You are warned again, not to
throw your Trash or other Refuse
matter, in the Streets, or Alleys, or
on any Vacant Lot, or Creek in the
Town Limit. This may Cost you
a $10 00 Fine, put your Tin cans,
Bottles, and the like, in Barrels, or
Sacks set them at your Back Gate,
and between the First and Tenth of
each month, the Scavenger will call
and get them and haul them to the
Dumping Ground, help keep the
Streets, and' Alleys clean, and we
will have a Better, and Cleaner
Town don't expect the Town offic-
ials to Clean your back Yards, or
have it done, do it yourself.
Mrs. H. U. Easton
Mrs. Ellen G. Easton, wife of H.
C. Easton died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. T. W. Keller, in
Lexington, Thursday morning,
March 22. 1917, after an illness of
about two months. Mr. and Mrs.
Easton live at Bromide. Okla., and
came here on a visit about a week
ago. The lady had been ill for
several weeks but it was not believ-
ed at that time that she was serious-
ly sick. Besides her husband Mrs.
Easton leaves two daughters, Mrs.
Keller, aud Miss Gladys KaBton,
and a son, D. B. Easton.
Before moving to Bromide Mr.
and Mrs. Easton were residents of
Lexington coming here when the
country was opened for settlement.
In the run which occurred in April,
1889, Mrs. Easton secured what is
now know as the Bradshaw place,
north-east of Lexington.
Funeral services will be held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs, T. W,
Keller at 1:30 p. m., Friday. In-
terment will be in Lexington Ceme-
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thanks our many
friends for the great kindness and
assistance shown us during the re-
cent illness of Mr. Reed. We es-
pecially thank the members of the
I. O. O. F. and the W. O. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Reed.
Looking ForBumper Fruit Crop
Fruit growers in the surrounding
country are predicting a bumper
fruit crop this year. The frosts and
freezes of the past few days are not
believed to have seriously damaged
the blossoms which are very thick
on all the fruit trees. Fruit is one
of the great crops here in favorable
years, and much of it is canned here
for shipment to market.
Good Hog Market
Lexington has attracted consid
erable notice the past week as a hog
market and as a result selling has
been pretty heavy. The best price
we have heard of was paid by the
local butcher, R. I. Reiger, to Roy
Shertpan who sold eight fat hogs
Wednesday for $14.10 per hundred
Mules For Sala
1 year old, and 2 year old, one
working mule 6 years old. See
W. C. Kemp went to Oklahoma
City Wednesday to have a specialist
perform a surgical operation on his
nose which has beeu causing him
intense pains all winter.
I will have charge of the W. H.
True pasture again, and I am now
booking stock for the season. Let
I me know your wants. Call early.
I Money due. when stock is taken
out. O. P. Lambert, Phone 195-4
\ rings. 3t.
The Leader this week starts „
series of advertisments for the Chal-
mers automobile for the local deal-
er, W. C. Breeding. Bill has one
of the best cars made at*! will push
j the sales in Cleveland county. It
. you aro 'n 'he market for a car this
I spring it will pay you to regfj ^
•idvertisements as they app(!ar each
| S. W. Hutchin, an old resident
jof Lexington, was nominated
j Mayor on the Democratic ticket
B. Y. P. U. Program
Leader, Verle Northcutt.
Bible readers quiz, Ethel Elliott.
Scripture reading acts 13:1-5,
Home missions as an agency of
southern Baptist for propagating
among the Foreigners in our midst,
and in Cuba and Panama, Jala
Home missions has now come to
stand for Evangelization nmong our
own, Pearl Corbett.
Home missions has likewise come
to serve a large number of south-
ern born Americans in the realm of
Christian Education, Jennie Higbee
Home missions baa come also to
stand for the work of church build-
ing, Joe Robinson,
Our Home Missionary Board has
not and will not lose its interest in
the negro and Indian, Itura Strong.
Mrs. Willa Mallow died at her
home in Lexington March 3, 1917
after an illness of cine week, death
being cftused by measles. Besides
her husband and four small child-
ren Mrs. Mallow left numerous other
relatives and a host of friends to
mourn her death. She was a de-
voted wife and mother and good
neighbor. Burial was made in the
Lexington cemetery March 4.
CARD OF THANKS
Wo wish to thank our many
friends and neighbors for their kind
ness shown us during the sickness
and death of wile and mother.
Eugene Mallow and children
At The Methodist Church
Sunday at 9:45 a m.
Preaching at 11 a. m.
Epworth League at 6:15 p. m
Preaching at 7:15 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday night
W. J. Richard, Pastor.
County Commissioner Jim Sud-
derth will go up to Norman Satur-
day to attend a called meeting of
the Board of Commissioners who
will take under consideration steps
to securo the Ozark Trail. Mr Sud-
derth will be accompanied by sev-
eral Lexington people.
J. W. Marcura attended court at
We^make it a point that every
business transaction with our pat-
rons shall be satisfatory. Security
Don't forget the Bankrupt Shoe
St'ock one door west of Hardwick
Grocery Store. Your choice $2.00
per pair values as high as $8.00 per
pair. The biggest bargain in shoes
ever offered. Buy several pairs
while ihe opportunity lasts. Come
today they are going fast.
i Norman Tuesday. The gentleman
- has many warm friends here who
Roy Burkett. Chas. A. Caskey
:>nd D. .J. Lewis are spending the
j week at Norman being on the jury.
Three good houses for rent. Good
garden places, good wells also city
water." For rent cheap. See W.
Mrs. J, W. Marcum left Sunday
I for Houstc n, Texas where she will
spend ccveral weeks visiting relat-
Books Will Close April 5
In accordance with the law re-
gulating the assessment of property
the county assessor will close
his books on April 5, and all parties
not listing their property before
that time, there will be a penalty
placed on their taxes.
You are hereby notified to govern
yourself according to law.
W. E. Barnard.
Church of Christ
Program for next week. '
Bible school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:15
p. m. by N. O. Ray.
I rayer meeting Wednosdaj* at
7.15 p. m.
All are welcome at any of these
Alex Yohahnan, a native Persian
missionary, will lecture at the
church Friday night, March 23, on
the condition in his country since
the war. how Protestants have suf-
fered the loss of life and property.
The public is urged to hear this
lecture at 8 o.clock Friday night.
N. O. Ray, Pastor.
Another Lexington Couple
Celebrates G• >I(1 n Welding
Wr. and Mrs. J. W. Barnett quiet-
ly celebrateed their Golden Wed-
ding anniversary at their home in
Lexington Satarday, March 17th,
1917. Mr. and Mrs. Barnett were
married at New Concord. Kentucky
in 1867, just after the close of the
Civil war and lived in the Bluegrass
state for several years, later mov-
ing to Missouri. From Missouri
they went to Kansas then removed to
Oklahoma in 1889, settling on Beef
Creek, near Maysville. Later they
came to Lexington.
The union was blessed with seven
children, three boys and four girls,
all of whom are living except one
boy. Of this number only one son
Alvin J. Barnett was here to share
in the celebration of the event.
Other children are: E. R. Barnett,
St. Johns, Kans , Mines. Chas. Cos-
sey aud W. L. Bottoms, Byers, Tex-
as, Mrs. G. R. Robertson, Heald-
ton, Okla., and Mrs. Nellie Coleman
Elk City, Okla.
If you see your merchant's name
in the Leader toll him so.
Date of the Bazar and dinner
held by the Mission Ladies April 7.
Try the Leader office for Job work.
You cannot get insurance on your property
against the wear and tear of the weather except
by the protection given by good paint. Not all
paint gives proper protection. Your house no
doubt needs paint this Spring, and if it does you
will save dollars by buying here.
We have a complete line of the best House
and Barn Paint on the market.
You can't afford not to paint your buildings wh«jn
they need it. Ask us for prices.
Hill Drug Company
Hill & Claunch, Proprietors
We have secured the Lexington agency for
T A N L A C
1 he greatest known tonic and system puri-
Her. We now have it on sale.
Pure Drug; Pharmacists
If your house needs painting this
spring see me for prices, work care-
fully done. Prices reasonable. R,
A. Center. 27 4tp.
R. M. Evans made a business
trip to Oklahoma City Thursday.
If you want us to help you save
money open an account with the
Security State Bank.
Frank Conkling and wife spent
the week end with J. L. Conkling
and wife at Norman.
C. 1). York and family of Lone
<tar spent Wednesday with J. W.
York and family.
Mrs. Angle left Monday after an
extended visit at the John Louraine
Mr. Arnold of Maysville pur-
chased a large quantity of berry
plants from the Conkling farm
John Jameson and Emma Hat-
field, Science Hill teachers, attend-
ed the teachers meeting in Lexing-
Oil prospectors have been very
busy in this community during the
past week. Several geologists have
been inspecting the different for-
mations. Here's hoping that they
will find something.
Henry Rogers and family of
Trousdale spent Sunday with Will
White and wife.
Rev. Price filled his regular ap-
pointment at Shiloh church Sunday.
Rev. Don Lewis preached at Shi-
loh Sunday night.
Several cases of mumps have
been reported recently.
Keep Ihe hot summer sun off by
buying eunbonnets at the Bazar.
A liberal supply of wagon and
team bridge books has been placed
with the merchants of Lexington.
Your wants w II be nupplied by
them.—Purcell Wholesale Grocery.
Look at the expiration date on
your paper. How do you stand?
W. C. Breeding ma de a business
trip to Norman Thursday morning.
Tell your merchant you saw his
ad in the Leader.
|! Farmers State Guaranty Bank
Now on display for Little Boys
Big Boys, Young Men, and
HATS Old Men. Our line embraces every-
thing from the humble "Two Bit"
Straw Cady to the best in the Stetson line.
Before purchasing be sure to visit our store and seo tho biggest
and best assortment of Hats and Caps for Men and Boys ever
broughr to Purcell. See our windows.
We have a fine showing of Spring Ties and Shirts.
HART. SCHAFFNER & MAKX Clothes
W VY I A INI F ^ FornishiatiB,
*> . V> . JrtneJ Parcell, OkUlum..
Is not only a place where your funds are taken
care of, but also a place where you can get finan-
cial assisstance to make crops, to buy more good
cows to sell more cream, to buy more good hogs
and by doing this, instead of being a borrower,
you will be a depositor.
This bank is not throwing out any bait, or writing
personal letters soliciting your deposits. We know
that customers do not want to be bored for their
business, and we think the public is intelligent enough to
know where they want to do business without being con-
tinuously reminded of it. There is not any bank around here
that will refuse a deposit no matter how small, but when
you come to borrow money some will refuse.
The Farmers 5tate Guaranty Bank
is always in a position to loan money.
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