Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1904 Page: 1 of 6
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Ente.ed as second-class matter, M^y 6th, 1904, at the post office, at Davenport, Oklahoma, under the act of Congress of Man* 3, 1 79.
VOLUME I, NUMBER XXXII. DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTV, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER. 8, 1904
OIL LEASE DECISION.
There has been considerable
talking about the decision rendered
by J udge Hainer in the Pawnee
county court in reference to the can-
celation of an oil lease held by the
Cleveland Gas, Oil and Manufac-
turing Co. and the Prairie Oil Co.
supposed to be a part of the Stand-
ard Oil Co.
From the Pawnee Courier Dis
patch we glean the following facts
in the case: J. M. Berger and wife
last February gave an oil and gas
lease on their land to a couple of
men named Ricketts and Fellows,
which was soon after assigned to the
Cleveland Gas, Oil and Manufac-
turing Co. In July, Berger and
wife gave another lease to G. P.
Moore, and others, and in August
sold them the property. Moore
then brought suit to cancel the first
lease, held by the Cleveland Gas,
Oil & Man. Co., and to quiet his
title in the Sand, claiming in his pe
tition that the lease was void be-
cause the lessee had the right at any
time to terminate the lease, and
that such being in the lease, the
lessor had the same priviledge to
cancel the lease, The defendents
of course filed a demurrer and ad-
mitted to all the facts as stated, but
eaid that such was not sufficient
cause to bring a suit. Judge Hainer
took the matter under advisement
for a few days and then overruled
the demurrer and held the plaintiffs
petition to be good. In other words
wherein an oil lease, or any other
unanimous opinion of all could be
summed up in the following remark:
* 'a good thing to do, I am heartily
in favor of it."
Very well then let us get at it and
do it. Who will take the lead?
Some one will have to take the cen-
sus. The town, as it is desired to
be incorporated, will have to be sur-
veyed and a map drawn and these
two instruments will have to be ver-,
ified and sworn to, and remain in a
convenient place for 30 days where
it may be seen by interested parties,
and then it will be taken to the
county commissioners with a peti-
tion signed by not less than one
third of the qualified voters of the
town. They will call an election
for us to vote on the subject, and
then we will vote to incorporate.
(To be continued.)
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Dr. H. C. tier's family is visiting
her mother at K'lmond.
Mr. Geo. Meg's cousin Mr.
Rhodes is here from Missouri, vis-
Walter Ramey feas been ill. The
M. W. A. camp No. S704 have him
at the Arlington hotel caring for
The Farmer's Oil & Gas Co.'s
machinery was to be sold at Prague
by a Cofteyville firm, December 5,
but the sale failed to materialize,
from some cause.
Win. Hillman and Miss May
! Richerson were married last YVed-
estate, is at the will of one party it | nesday evening, and were charivarid
is equally at the will of the other, Phursciay evening. They have the
provided that this right is exercised ; wishes of all.
by the lessor before the lessee be-
gins actual operations or explora-
tions for oil and gas.
After the suit was brought the
Prairie Oil Co. went upon the prem-
ises and proceeded to drill a well
and struck the best flow of oil that
has been found in the Cleveland
fields. It is estimated that the
property is worth fifty to a hundred
This decission if sustained by the
higher courts will compel lease hold
ers to do something or let go.
Nearly every day during the past
week, we have been approached hy
different parties in reference to in.
corporating our little town, and the
The rural route from Prague
started December 1st. The star
route will be taken of? the first of
the year, and Arlington mail will
come from Prague by the rural
Ellis & Nolan have just received
a shipment of Brown's f>*5 shoes.
They have a fine large stock to se-
lect from. The Brown 5*5 shoe
took the double grand prize at the
Fair, which is the highest award.
Double grand prize, 1st; grand prize
2nd; gold medal, 3rd.
COUNTY NEWS COMMENT.!
Agra voted to incorporate last
Wednesday. There were 69 votes
If you are a loyal citizen you w'^1
boost your town and stand by home
The Star says tfaat Fallis has
$1700 worth of dogs and only $1600
worth of pianos.
Support home institutions, of
course, but if yow are e^mducting a
home industry be snare you are wor-
thy the patronage you ask.
A log house on the Budlong place
north of Stroud burned on Nov. 26,
with nearly all the belongings of H.
O. Gadbetry, who was living on the
place. It is supposed to be -the
work of incendiaries. A subscrip-
tion was raised for them.
The Wichita Eagle's Guthrie cor-
respondent says that the Board of
Agriculture will ask the legislature
for a $10,000 appropriation, part of
which amount is to raise the salary
of the secretary. £t will certainly
be money well spent, as the board
and its secretary have been very
much hampered in its work by the
scarcity ot funds.
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The W. C. T. U. thinks that
brewers in.fiuenced array ofecers to
state that an evil effect followed the
removal of the canteen from the
army. They say: "The opening of
congress and the loss of 1,000,000
a year to the brewers by not being
able to sell beer to the military de-
partment o<f the government is suf-
ficient incentive to spur them to un-
wavering diligence and e£ort toward
repeal of the law.-"
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Chandler is talking canning fac-
tory now. Talk iti cheap, but it
takes money to buy printers ink
There is no doubt, in the mind of
any one who has studied the matter
as to the canning factory project
being a good thing for any town,
and the community around it, but
the trouble comes in when you try
to get some else to do that little
"studying act." ft is just aw diffi-
cult however to get the person who
has studied it to invest even a small
Upon investigation of the matter
we find that the freight on hogs
from Norman to the packing houses
of Oklahoma City, a distance of
eighteen miles, is eight an;! a half
cents per cwi. If the same rate
were applied as to VViofeka or Kan-
sas City packing houses, the irate
would be only six cents per cwt. 'In
other words the farmers of Oklaho
ma are made to pay one third more
freight upon their live stock ship-
ments to their local markets than
their brother in Kansas.pay to theirs
The same excess of rates is found to
be charged on cattle, sbeep, flour,
i;rain, <feed aud hay. In fact the
same percentage applies te all clas-
ses of products. A radlroad com-
mission could remedy this.—Farm
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A. D. Murlin has purchased the
defunct Sparks' Visitor and started
it again last week. Ifee pt 4 lication
is a good one under its present man-
agement and we wish it much .sue
cess. In his chat with the mer-
chants he makes the ■following busi-
ness like statements which f.re wor-
thy the time and attention of art.
"The newspaper is valuable to
you because it is valuahle to the
town, for what benefits the town
benefits you. A newspaper ruflects
the enterprise, thrift an«! business
prospects of a town, n©t alone in its
news or editorial features but also
in its adverti&mentB, the number
and dimensions of which modify
the impression on the distant read-
er. If you appreciate a good news-
paper, such as we shall endeavor to
give you, treat us liberally and aid
the cause. Our aim .shall be fair-
ness with all. We seek patronage;,
not from a charitable standpoint,
but from a basin oif .business wisdom
that counts-for the -Kio.st in shaping
the destiuy of any public .or private
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Probate Judge-eU>ct Wagoner pur
chased a driving team to niake his
campaign, One day he ejaculated
to his driver, Harry Humphrey, as
follows: "if I ati elected, I wili
give you this spirited team.4' The
goaths were delivered —Fallis Star.
• Jongress convened Monday at 11
o'clock- The senate was in session
ij minutes arid the bouse 53 when
they adjourned for the day out of
respect for the deceased senator*
| Quay and Hoar.
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