Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 13, 1904 Page: 3 of 6
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Do You Know That
We handle Shot, Powder,
Shells, Lanterns and Globes.
Stove Pipe, etc. Everything
from Telephones to X-cul
Why Not Come to
fe 'L .
Gossett & Son
THE HARDWARE MEN OF DAVENPORT
J, C. Boggs has a lot of steel ro -
ing for sale cheap. 101 .
Don't forget that we have ever -
thing in legal blanks.
Ed. Kinsey, who is now worki
in the machine shops at Shawn
accompanied by Miss Opal Steve
of Shawnee and Miss Jessie Hin
and Claud (Julver of Sparks, sp-
Monday with Ed's home folks J. Yl.
Kinsey and family.
There was considerable excit •-
ment at Robertson & Owens gia
yesterday when the alarm of fir-
was turned ia. No damage w i
done to amount to much. Ther •
was quite a crowd assembled in a
very few minutes.
Laymen Outdo Clergymen.
So.ne cltrpyix. a in New York are
metaphorically Kicking themselves for
lettiiiji laymen 1 ave the honor of forc-
ing the Western Union Telegraph com-
pany to stop O.stributing news of
hofscraciiig. It was Captain Norton
Goddard who pointed out tlie real
source cf the poolroom Strength. Then
the police cornmi.-.Mor ers and the dis-
trict attorney jump d in, and before
the puipit recovered from its wondor
the v.-nol - trick was turned.
FISHING IS NOT COSTLY.
Sportsmen Here and in Canada May
Angle for Salmon Cheaply.
In England salmon fishing is one of
the most costly cf sports, and even
here it is the popular belief that the
sport is of necessity one for the rich
alone, no man Of even moderate means
presuming so much as to think of in-
dulging in it. In tbe British Isles
and other parts of northern Europe
this is undoubtedly true. Even in this
country and in Canada In the last few
years the salmon waters have been
taken by clubs and individuals, so
that now the fishing is restricted to
the few; but Labrador and Newfound-
land arc left free and moderately ac-
cessible to the fishing public living ia
the ea tern states, aDd improved trav-
eling facilities have made the trip to
Newfoundland a matter of ease, so
that the number of sportsmen visiting
that island is increasing enormously.
Fortunately the island is large—
more than 300 miles each way—and
ihe rivers very nu:nerou3, so that it
will be some time I;'fore the country
it crowded. Thus far only a very
few of the most accessible rivers hava
been fished in at all. Along the east
coast and the northern j-enin3u"ia ura
many rivers that have nev°r known
i fisherman. At the present tima
these are rather difhcult of access by
land,*lt is true, but by chatering a
smnll vessel fishermen can, at mod-
erate cost, visit the most remote of
them and be sure of almost unlimited
DAVENPORT is in the eastern
part of Lincoln county at the
| intersection of Santa Fe and Fri-co
r idroads in as fine a farming coun
: ry as there is in ihe counts .
Lincoln county if situated it: the
eastern tier of counties, joining 'h<
Creek nation. It contains 619 coo
acres and has a population of 30,000
j Pax ble valuation $3611.497. land
I taxed 427648 acta s, county bonded
d bi 567,000, 1 umb r of si hool 'I s-
't'icts 135, numb r of sc ol etild-
j ren, 10,477. school buildings 176,
miles of raitr >ad 1-82.
It comprises lunger aud prairie,
I upland and bottom, the soil bring
j chiefly sandy loam of ihe black mil
r d varieties and very productive as
is proven by iIih stiiis'ics of each
etrs yield since the country was
settled. I he average annual rain
fill for the |iast eleven years Ims
oeen 33 inches. The averagi mean
1 mp' rature of the same period wis
09 8. A yre't v ri' ty of pr due's
] are successfully and prof;' b growi
here, including co ton, corn, wheat,
oats, ka'ftir corn, c sior b*a an, po-
tatoes, broom corn, alfalfa, water
melons, cantaloupes, apples, p"auh*
' s, grapes, and various other fruits
Davenport was laid out one year
•go on a beautiful nuarter section of
CoLi.Ni: th Ratfs to the Nortiiwkst, a bargain. Now is you
time to mov1 west. Tickets on sale at Sani 1 Fe depot ^ept 15 to Oct 15
Eastern Montana $20, western N1 on tan- Sj. . astern "'ashingKrt
$27.50, western Washington and nor-h P . tfic cms $30,
homf skkkkrs Excursions, sold at the one way rate plun f£j.oo for
round trip to anv *tate or Canada. Pickets^n sale at Olmokaho, OV'.a.
every first and third Tuesday in the m mth until December 1904 Stop-
over priviledgts; going 15 da\s, returning 6 days.
C. H. HlflH, AGENT
high prairie bottom with excellent
drainage anil has at this time two
large cotton gins, lumber yard,
newspaper, hotel several general
stores, new school building just com*
plend and equipped with nptodate
school tuTiiiture .md is loca ed on a
block donat(-d for srhdol purposes,
Ihe Okla. I'exas Oil Co. have
purchased a diilli.ig tig and expect
to begin active w ok wiihin the next
twenty days and experienced oil
men from virions section-have pre-
dicted that oil and gas will be found
in quantities I lie U. S Geologi-
cal >u 1 vey atso places Davenport
within ti at line.
Lots at pr s nt 111 this e> >ectanl
town can be purchased at prices
r 'tig ng from 515 to |2oa,
We need a bmk it nee for which
a fine cm iter bullion lot wiii be.da-
rn led I h . ott •• t iii
♦4 o ■ 1 per ! •). L> a. . j j ■, jgi
v -:li ' ,|ii rj<
plant, o • t let mauutVi turinj* 1
No houses f r rent hei^ Every
house in the to v n is oucupie I, sev-
eral with two families in one house.
Several medium priced houses
could be renter' at once at good
]. G. McClIE,
CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS K R
Double Daily Trains
HE P\V EEN
St. Louis and Chicago
MORNING AND EVENING.
From LaSalle Street Station, Chicago, 9.50 a m—9:10 p rr.
From Union Sta.-Merch.ntj Hndg.-St Louis 9:30 a m—9:46 p m
Morning or evening connection at both t rmini with hues diva
Kquip merit ent re'y new and modern throu.'uoLt.
a i) ubi.k track da!ty.
Equipped with practical nd npprove-1 s-fety a Jplijnor
v c rg i ly
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