The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 32, No. 33, Ed. 1 Monday, December 25, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND (JOUN'TY. OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, 1>K KMBER 25, 1822.
W. L. BOTTOMS
Extends The Greetings
Of The Season
To His Friends
The members of the Cotton Grow-
ers Association of and near Denton,
■will have a meeting at the Denton
school house January 4. All mem-
bers are urged to be present.
For The Needy
Captain Long of the Volunteers of
America will deliver baskets of food
to the needy of Lexington. At this
writing a place to give out the bask-
ets has not been designated, but
somewhere convenient to all.
In each basket will be a chicken,
and other goodies. The baskets will
be given out Monday afternoon.
Last Sunday the marriage cere
mony of Mr. Carl Sherman, and Miss
Alma Haynes were solemnized at
the Methodist parsonage, Rev. A. L.
Williams performing the ceremony,
Miss Haynes is the daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. Zack Haynes, prosperous
farmer living near here and Carl
Sheiman is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Milt Sherman, and has lived near
Lexington all of his life. We wish
for the happy couple a happy and
Y. W. Humphries of Willow View,
lost four head of cattle last week, by
being poisoned from smutty corn
Tuesday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Sherman were Mr. and
Mrs. Jay Sherman, Messrs. and Mes-
dames, Scott Sherman, Milt Sherman
Roy Sherman, Arthur Sherman, and
Charles Moses. It proved to be a
"hog killin' time," and very hard on
the porkers, which were ready for
Mrs. W. X. Carter is numbered |
among the sick this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Monnett of
Eufaula and Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
Smith and family will be the Christ
mas guests of Mrs. Mattie Elkin.
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At this season when we all feel
most kindly to those who have
been most kind to us, we wish to
extend you our best wishes for a
full measuure of Good Health,
Good Luck and Good Cheer, and
to say for your support and pat-
Security State Bank
Mrs. E. M. Abernathy, Pres.
A. G. Hudspeth, Cashier.
Lexington As It Was
Twenty Years Ago
Taken from the Lexington Leader of
1903 by Courtsey of Mrs. D. N.
Kostenbader Owner of the
The second largest town in Cleve-
land county, is Lexington, with 1.500
population. Here you will find eve-
ry inducement for comfortable resi-
dence or for profitable trading that
can be presented by any city in the
North and East. Situated in the
beautiful verdant valley of the South
Canadian river, it presents a pictu-
resque view with its tall spires, hand-
some residences, and elegent business
houses, and as the stranger enters he
looks with surprise at the great im-
provement that has been made since
April 22, 1889. Here you will find
all the modern conveniences. A
municipal system of waterworks re-
cently installed at a cost of $15,000,
gives a cheap and unfailing supply
of water for all domestic purposes,
while a gravity pressure of fifty feet
added to a 120 foot stand pipe, gives
a water pressure of 170 feet, ade-
quate protection against the ravages
of fire, thus insuring Lexington's
merchants at small premium.
Electric lights and both local and
long distance telephones complete a
system of public utilities not often
found in new countries or small
towns. The banks, one, the Farmers
Bank, the oldest banking institution
in Lexington, with deposits of $70,
000 after January 1, 1904 will be
known as the Farmer's National
Bank, with capitalization of $100,000,
the other, Lexington National Bank,
capitalizes for $25,000 and carrying
about $70,00 in deposits, fuinish am-
ple financial accomodations for all
commercial purposes. Two cotton
gins of recent building with a com-
bined capacity of more than eighty
bales Per day, had a combined out-
put last season of more than 8,000
bales of the average value of $40.00
per bale, (does not sound so good
now.) Near Lexington a little over
a mile away, is a $35*000 distillery
doing a good business with native
grains; a $40,000 oil mill has been
chartered and all the stock has been
taken by five local capitalists, and
none of it is for sale. The Leader,
a fiist class weekly paper with a cir-
culation of some 2,000 copies, sup-
plies the local wants in that direc-
tion, a first class graded school of
eleven grades and a nine month?'
term, gives ample preparation fot
the subsequent university course, or
for a useful commercial life. Church-
es of all denominations are here:
Christian, Baptist, Methodist, Cen-
tral Christian, Catholic, Presbyterian
and Episcopalian; stores of every
sort give ample opportunity for com-
petitive trading, and all kinds of
merchandise can be bought as cheap-
ly as anywhere else. A new hotel
built in 1901 and equipped with eve-
ry modern improvement, such as elec-
tric lights, heat, bath rooms, etc., of-
fers first class accommodations to
the traveling public or the home-
A $12,000 two-story brick school
building of eleven rooms has been
planned and will soon be under con-
stiuction which will be i nice addi-
tion to the town and furnish ample
room for all the pupils. Purcell,
just across the Canadian river, is
the shipping point for Lexington and
will continue to be until the com-
pletion of the Frisco road, which
will be shortly accomplished. Four-
teen years af?o the spot where Lex-
ington now stands was the haunts of
the wolf and the deer, where the
cattle roamed at will or rested in the
shade of the tall trees that stood as
proud monuments on the place that
was soon to mark the spot of one
of the most beautiful towns that
southern Oklahoma could boast.
Springing up as it were at high noon,
April 22, 1889, like a mush room,
from a few tents and board houses,
it has gradually grown until now
there is no town of its size that pre-
sents a more lovely appearance or is
inhabited by better people. And to
all good people who wish to cast
t'neir lot among the worthy citizens,
there is always a welcome.
"Peace on Earth Good
Will Toward Men"
According to An Editor With A
To its many readers scattered
thioughout this county, and all into
wljoee homes this Christmas issue of
the Leader may come, we send greet-
ings at this glad Christmas season.
And us "Peace on Earth Good Will
to Men'' was sung on the hills of Bc-
thelhein by the angels when the Chriat-
child made his entrance into the
world, „o it is the song we should
sing today if we receive the Christ
into our hearts.
We ought to teach our. children
and impress it upon th^ir hearts and
mind what Christmas means; that
it is not only a time of feasts and
festivities, the receiving and giving
of costly gifts, but that it means
the coming of Christ into our hearts
And while many hearts will be sad
by the death angel having visited
their homes, and plucked from the
family circle perhaps the one that
se^ms to be the most loved of all,
let U4 remember while the flood tide
of joy of our own is at its heights,
that if we can not visit them in per-
son, and bestow some kind gift as a
token of sympathy and love, we can
at least remember them in our
prayers and imitate the example giv-
en by the Christ.
The true spirits of Christmas is love,
and the gifts w« offer to our friends
should be art expression of that spir-
it alone. If we never realized the
full meaning of Christmas, let us
try to do so now. Let us open our
hearts to all the sweet influences
which somehow seem to come closer
to us at this time than any other,
and, in our gratitude to God His
gift, put self out of sight and make
the occasion one which shall fulfill
its real purpose.
It may be for only cne day; to-
morrow the cares and worries of life
may claim again; but the bene-
dictio- of that day will still rest up-
on * our hearts, and We Shall hiAtf
;ieen the means of lifting ourselves
and others one step near Heaven. To
one and all we wish you a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year.
PALACE DRUG STORE
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
A Happy New Year
Farmers Union Store
If you will go down to the Farmers
Union Store, Mr. Tarp hill take great
pride in showing- you a cotton stalk,
which he is growing in a small pot.
H points with pride to the six inch
or perhaps it might be more, the
plant is only about six months old,
and predicts within the next few
years it will have a bloom, provided
it does not freeze.
Wanted To Rent.
Severaj good farms for third and
fourth and sell teams, mules horses
and tootj^. One half down and the
rest on fall time. Or'would hire a
couple of good experienced .men witb
small families. Charles Greemore,
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie B. Denison of
Oklahoma City, Nigel B. Denison of
Lincoln, Nebraska, Mr. and Mrs. D.
C. Jenks and daughter of Purcell,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Carter and
son, Mrs. Will Clark and son of Ar-
tesia, New Mexico, will be Christ-
mas guests of Mrs. E. A. Denison
I PROGRESSIVE TIME I
Notice Places Posted. =
We, the undersigned, forbid hunting
or trespassing on our places. Any
person or persons found guilty of
same shall be prosecuted to the
fullest extent of the law.
C. B. Treat.
D. N. Kostenbader.
J. W. Marcum.
J. M. Sherman.
S. C. Hawk.
Mrs. N. P. Graham.
Mrs. E. M. Abernathy.
J. A. Brownell.
W. E. Anderson.
H. F. Puryear.
43 cents for oats; 60 to 70 cents
for snapped corn; 80 to 85 cents
for shucked corn; will buy kaffir
in head or threshed.
• For Sale.
Nice YoUng Barred and Buff Rock
cockerels for sale. Call and see me.
J. O. Motsenbocker.
This is the day of the forward march. No |
farmer would now attempt to harvest his |
wheat with an old-fashioned cradle, nor |
thresh his grain with an old horse power §
There's the new radio outfits, the air- f
planes, wireless telegraphy, submarines, |
hydro-electricity—a hundred new things |
every decade. And in money matters, 1
are we keeping step? Most of us are. We 1
keep a balance at the bank and pay our |
bills by check, instead of keeping our |
| money somewhere about the house, sub- §
ject to loss every day. Our modern Bank |
invites you to do business the modern |
= way. . |
Just here let us extend the season's greet- |
ings to you and yours, for a Merry |
Christmas and a prosperous and happy |
| New Year.
I FARMERS STATE !
"The Old Reliable"
CHAS. GREEMORE, Pre«ident.
= ROBT. M. EVANS, Active V-I'rea. =
S It. A. FRANKS, Cashier. =
J. B. IIACKLER, Asst.-Cashier.
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Denison, Mrs. E. A. The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 32, No. 33, Ed. 1 Monday, December 25, 1922, newspaper, December 25, 1922; Lexington, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110992/m1/1/: accessed February 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.