The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 19, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 1917
BURNKD TO DEATH THIS MORN-
Untimely l>«tfJi of Voanxwt Son of
Mr and Mrs. Jno. Itlarkliuru
About 8:30 o'clock Monday morn-
ing the country home of John A
Blackburn about two miles of Blos-
ser, caught fire and burned to the
ground in a few minutes.
The distressing and terrible Cir-
cumstance connected with the fire
is that the youngest child of the
household, Clyde Blackburn, aged
about three years, was in the upper
room of the house and burned to
death. The mother, with the little
boy, had gone into the garden to-
gether and she had noticed that he
was not still with her, when she
*aw flames issuing from the upper
part of the house. She ran as quick-
ly as possible, fearing that the child
might have gone into the house. The
lower part of the house was not on
fire but when she opened the door
leading to the stairway she was driv-
en back by the flames that had con-
sumed the upper room and burned
bar youngest born to death. It is
supposed that he went from the gar-
den to the house and up the stalre
shutting the door after him about
the, time the upper room caught on
fire from the flue and was unable
to get down the steps before ho was
The charred remains were found
MRS. RAY COMMITS SUICIDE
Mrs. Kay, age 33 years, who lives
in the Henderson neighborhood com-
mitted suicide about 12 o'clock Sun-
day morning. A double-barrel shot-
gun was used by Mrs. Ray. The con-
tents of one of the barrels entering
her left side, death coming instantly.
Mrs. Ray is survived by a husband
and five children, and a host of
friends. Her act was a complete
shock to her family and friends and
the sympathy of all goes out to the
bereav«d husband and children.
Deputy Sheriff Ben Clay, Justice
J. G. Ethridge iand Dr. Davis of No-
ble answered the call but the evi-
dence of suicide was so plain that
they did not think it necessary to
hold au inquest over the body.
No reason is given for her act ex-
cept that she had been in very ill
health for several monthB.
Funeral services of Mrs. Ray ware
held Tuesday afternoon with inter-
ment in the Willow View cemetery.
A large number of friends paid their
respects to this noble and loved wo-
The Lexington schools were closed
down Tuosday of this week until
Monday, October 29, the board of di-
rectors and teachers thought that
j was the most advisable thing to be
j done on account of the low attend-
ance caused by he busy cotton sea-
son. Many of the xoonis in the
school were registering iless than
one fourth of the enrolled numberr.
The need of the farmers for help
in gathering their cotton crops is
so groa that the school children can
be of great service in the cotton field*.
The farmere of his end of the coun-
ty are paying $1.50 per hundred
Soldier's Letter Day
Sunday, October 21. is Soldiers'
Letter Day. Everyone should show
their appreciation of the work the
boys in camp art: doing for us by
spending a few minutes in writing
them a word of good cheer. Snow
under the debris from the upper, ^|iena that you are interested in
floor. 1 ,!|(,m
The mother and little boy were
the only members of the family at
tiome, the other children being at j
«hool and the father at work at :i
distance from the house. It would '
be hard to imagine the agony of the
mother who felt sure, almost, that1
teh child was upstairs in the build-
iug, but beyond the help of neigh-
bors and friends, who, seeing the
flames, came to lend assistance.
Sincere sympathy is extended to
the parents in this great and unex-
jx-vted bereavement. The funeral
ivl'l take place Tuesday morning at
i'uion church at 10 o'clock and will
be conducted by Rev. Mr. Clark of
Malta Dend. and the burial will be,
in the t'nion cemetery.—Ex.
AT THE METHODIST CHURCH
The above article was clipped from
U Missouri paper. The mother of the
.1 h''d is a 3lster of Mrs. Elme.r CLaunch
of route one. and is well known by
many here, who deeply sympathize
with the bereaved parents.
It. B. GARAGE SOU)
A deal was closed the latter part
of last week whereby C. A. Wharton
became the owner of the B. B. Ga-
rage, which he purchased from Torn
iBelew. Mr. Wharton is recently
from Lawton, but is an old time cit-
izen of Lexington, being well known
here as a first class mechanic. Mr.
Whiarton aunounces that the garage
will continue to be run under the
good management of previous repu-
tation and invites his friends and
he public in general to give him a.
■tiiare of their trade. Rev. M. L. .Butler, D. D.. our pre
Mr. Belew also wishes to thanJt siding elder, will deliver a lecture
hi.-- many friends for their patron- Monday night, the 22nd, on Dead
a#e and assures them that they will' Elies, or Things Wise and Other-
make no mistake In patronizing the! wise. Everybody is invited to come
U IS under the ne*.v management j out and hear him. After the lecture
— j he will hold the adjourned session
NOTICE J of the fourth quarterly conference.
I Remember we have only another wek
Having sold the B. B. Garage to juntil our annual conference. Don't
C. A. Wharton. 1 ask my friends to p,,t >"our "astor ln ngui 10 the
.'conference and mission collections.
Next Sunday exening at 7:30 an
I Honor Roll will be placed upon the
| wall of the Methodist church and the
I names of the boys who have gone
, from Lexington to serve their country
I will be placed on this Honor Roll.
| We would appreciate it if the pa-
rents or friends of these boys would
be present to either write the name
yourself, or be able to give it to us
I so'that no boy from this community
1 will be left off the Honor Roll. Also
a short program and devotional ser-
vice will be held for them and n their
honor. Everybody is invited to at-
Immediately after this the church
conference will be held.
IUG CHURCH RALLY
Sunday evening immediately af-
ter fhe honor service for our boys,
there will be held a church confer-
ence and rally for the purpose of be-
ginning our church subscription cam-
paign. Alt who are Interested please
be present at this meeting. You can't
e peet anything to be done unless
you are willing to do your part. The
interest shown in this meeting will
be the measure of your desire to have
a new church building. Let all of us
come, stand together, put your shoul-
der to the wheel,, and we will build
the new church.
Liberty Bond Meeting
We, as a Central Comrnitte. ap-
pointed by the County Liberty Bond
Campaign Committee, hereby crfll
a meeting of Lexington and sur-
rounding community, including (i
and 7-1 east to be held at the Court
House in Lexington Monday night
October 22. Good Speaking. Every
one invited.—.Jay Sherman. Cbas,
Greeniore and Murray Northcutt,
Kl'CKER'S HARVEST SALE
Rucker's at Purcell will begin a
Harvest Sale next Thursday. Oct.
25, and will continue until Saturday,
November 3. He is offering prizes
to the farmers of McClain and Cleve-
land counties for the best farm pro-
ducts brought to his store. He is al-
so offering some very good merchan-
dise at reasonable prices during this
sale. Read his advertisement on an-
other page of this isue of the Leader
and eee what he is offring you.
Needs A Bank
Join forces with us and you need not
dread thefuture's tremendous tasks nor
doubt the prosperity it will bring; you.
Security State Bank
Yl. R. NORTHCUTT, Cashier Mrs. K. V\. ABERNATAY Pres.
Church of Christ
BAIRB BUYS DIXIE GARAGE
Program for next week.
Bible school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 8
p. m. by N. 0. Ray.
Prayer meeting Thursday at
8 p. in.
return the favors I have extended to
them by seeing me and settling heir
accounts at an early date. Thanking
you very much for your past pa -1
ronago, I am. Yours truly,
I/Ot us pay them off in full. W. J.
! Richards, Pastor.
Considerable damage was done
to the boilers and engine at the
Loftii gin here Thursday when the
foundation under one of the boilers
gave away causing the steam lines
to break permitting the [steam to
escape. All the gin crew escaped
uninjured. The volunteer fire de-
partment answered the call.
W. K. Breeding is making extensive
improvements on the residence he
recently purchased from Mrs. W. H.
jBlackwell and which place he is oc-
cupying. An addition has been made
on the south side of the house and ex-
tensive repairs have been made with-
in the house and when completed will
be one of te most mod«rn dwellings
in our little city.
I^ester Brown this week sold the
Dixie Garage to the Baird Motor Co..
at Purcell. Extensive repairs and
improvements will bo made on the
buildings before the garage will be
opened for business. A nice front
will be put in, the east building,
formerly the canning factory, will be
put In shape for the work shop and
the other building will be repaired
for a large storage and sales room,
for the Ford agency here. Mr. Balrd
says he intends to give Lexington an
up to date garage in every reapect.
Mr. Brown hias a position with a ga-
rage at Kingfisher.
At th« Baptist Church
Sunday School 10 A. M.
Preaching 11:00 A. M.
B. Y. P. U, Meeting 7:45 P
Preaching at 8:15 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday 8 p.rn
The W. M. U. will meet Thurs-
day at 2:S0 P. M.
Everyone is invited to be present
at all of these services.
Lee L. Reevee, Pastor.
The ladies of the Baptist Churoh
will serve a lunch consisting of
sandwiches, pie, and coffee Satur-
day at the Leader office. You are
cordially invited to lunch with them
Cotton has been selling here all
week for 27.25.
Send the Leader the news items
from your community.
Subscribe for the Leader—$1 00
For Sale:—'Thoroughbred S. C.
Rhode Island Red Cockerels.—Mrs. I
Vaughn Glenn, R. F. I). No. 4, Phone!
F Elbl, Lexington.
FAN AND WINTER
Stsits and Overcoats for Men and
Boys $3.00 to $30.00.
Winter caps=5elz shoes, Stetson hats.
Gents Furnishing Goods
i lie Siore For Men And Boy's
\ Cents' ^urnkkinrts,
f • 'urcell, 'Ik'afioma
PRIPGR TOLL FREE
Is bringing around 27c which
is practically double the price
you ever received.
Invest a liberal amount of
the proceeds from your cot=
They are Non-Taxable and sbso*
inte security. No holder of
a Liberty Bond will be re=
fused a loan on them in time
Our services are at your command
FARMERS STATE GUARANTY BANK
I001> PLEDGE CAMPAIGN POST-
PONED ON REQUEST OP THE
The Pood Pledge Campaign which
was to have beguu Sunday. Oct. 21,
has been postponed by Herbert
Hoover, national food administrat-
or, to Sunday, Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 up-
on the request of President Wilson.
This will enable the state organiza-
tiou to be more fully perfected and
will cause all members to redouble
In requesting the postponment of
the Pood Pledge Campaign, President
" The exigencies of the Treasury
have required setting the final week
of the Ubea-ty Loan campaign dur-
ing the period of October 21st to
28th. This, ( understand, brings it
into the same week as the Pood Con-
servation Pledge Campaign. It seems
to me undesirable in the Interest of
both these capital matters that this
should no occur In any circumstances.
Therefore. I would be glad if the
Pledge Campaign could be deferred
one week, until Oct. 28th to Nov. 4<h.
In hia request to Mr. Hoover, the
President praised the food conserva-
tion work tn these words.
I should like to take thia occasion
to Impress upon you and your asso-
ciates that I in no way undervalue
the importance of their efforts. I
ask the many thousand volunteers ln
this important work not to allow this
alteration in their plans to dampen
their fine enthusiasm, but rather to
redouble their energy In Ihis very
great branch of national service.
Mr. Hoover replied
Wo of course have taken the nec-
essary steps to comply with your
wishes to defer the final week of the
Pood Pledge Campaign. I have no
doubt that the 500,000 workers who
have enlisted in this service will loy-
ally respond to your request for 3
We both cry the Sale
article at the same time
CIVIC US THE TRIAL OF
For dates call office of
Transcript at Norman or Lex-
ington Leader at Lexington
J. E. BEAN & W. L. BEAN
Dl ltlNHKY'S TEXT SHOW ALL
NEXT WEEK IN PURCELL
Starting Monday night, October
22nd, Dublnsky UroB. Stock company
in their water proof tent will open
No doubt their hosts of friends
a week's engagement in Purcell.
wiH be out to give them a big wel-
come, for nothing but the highest
praise can.be heard for the Dubln-
sky Brothers and their good show,
which it is promised will be fully
up to their past sandard of excell-
Monday night they will present the
great 4-act comedy drama. "The
Smugglers" of the U. S. Seret Ser-
vice, a play so good that a feature
moving picture play was made of
it. Between the acta there will be six
vaudeville specialties, including Du-
blnsky Bros Harmony Trio, and a
ladies feature orchestra, each of
.which is n soloist and will render a
■concert each evening in the tent be-
fore the play. The company num-
bers 26 people and comes with a rec
ord of 45 weeks at the Oarden Thea-
ter at Kansas City, Mo. Next week la
promised to be the big theatrical
'event of the season.
Including a repertoire of playn
•such as are now being presented by
the Dublnsky Bros, at their two per-
manent stock theatres in Kansas City
and St. Joseph, Mo. Doors open at
7:30. Ladles feature concert at
Prices 10c and 25e. A few re-
served seals at 10c.
There will be a big matinee for
the school children Saturday after-
noon at 2:30.
Strayed or Stolen
From my fnrui The Glenwook
Fruit Farm. One Ouroo borrow,
weight 150 pound, one Duroe sow
225 pound, 1 will pay $25 for
their recovery. Robt, E, Tlmoker.
greater and longer continued exertioft
Your emphasis on the national Im-
portance of the conservation cam-
paign should stimulate our large
body of devoted workers to their ut-
most efforts during the week.
Muray Northcutt anil family are
now located In their new home which
they recently :n.r chased from W. K.
Breeding moving Saturday of last
week. Mrs. T. G. Crftcber has moved
into her residence which was vacat-
ed by Mr Norlhcntt.
Mr. and .Mrs. F. L. Johnson of
Wills Point. Texas are here visiting
•Mrs. O. W. Lee and Jack l ee. Mrs.
Johnson is a sister of Jack Lee.
Blank notes at the Leader office.
Good Fresh Chocolates
Just Received—Mueller-Keller's Famous Sov-
Thick-S mooth-Coating-—Fruit and Ground
Nut Centers—Nothing Like Them
M ovie Star Chocolates—I lb. boxes for 50c
Choose Your Favorite Movie Star
Pure l)rti£ Pharmacists
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