Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1904 Page: 2 of 6
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Geo. Chapman has purchased the
t\ II. High property on west First
street and will mo*e in soon.
Raffling matches have been the
eider of the day for the past three
weeks. The axticleH included every
thing from a razor to a phonograph.
A. H. Harrison, the Wells Fargo
express audito*, and the f* risco aud
itor car e in on the morning Meteor
last Friday morning and checked
out J. B. CoWiu, resigned, and
chcckcd in J. R. Robertson.
The sale day last Saturday was
not very well attended owing to the
cold, raw wind and disagreeable
day. J. L. Poland had his fine Jer
sey shoats. here, which caused con-
siderable favorable comment, but
bo sales were made.
L. (I. Evans, of Bethel, Ky.,
came in from Okla. City, last Fri-
tlay and visited with the Qossett's.
Mr. Kvans is tio>t a strar ger to Ok-
lahoma, hawing traveled over it be
lore. He has now rented a farm
near Okli. City, aud will make it
The Frisco has made another
change in its time card. It comes
west, when on tirae, at jnS. It
keeps changing a little earlier all
the time and poHsibly it will not he
long before it can ge-t in here before
midnight and still l>e four or five
Rev. F>avb informed us, while in
Stroud Monday, that they expected
to begin thra week on their new
church ediface. They will build a
nine or ten hundred dollar building
and have three fourths of the money
in hand now. The presiding elder
was there Sunday and Monday and
good services were held. Rev
Davis will come tip here Thursday
to remain over Sunday.
The weather from Saturday till
Tuesday was rather disagreeable.
It turned co'.d.-r, and was pretty
cold thank you. Sunday night and
Monday morning it snowed, yes ac-
tually snowed until the ground was
cov red, and to a depth of about
three inches, with the 30ft white
garment. Tuesday dawned bright
and fair and by noon the snow was
all gone. This '"spell of weather"
of course delayed cotton picking,
i but the wheat farmer was seen with
great big tears of joy running down
TUHNrPS FROM THE ARCTIC
Spokane Woman Gets Two Monster
Specimens from Coldfoot—Grow
Luxuriantly in Alaska.
1 The prettiest line o?
That ever came to Davenport
\ Now on display. Come and see them
YOURS FOR TRADE,
From far-away Coldfoot, well witftlir
the arctic circle, came two monster tur-
nips the other day, and the fact that
vegetables will not only grow well but
luxuriantly within the Alaska region
Is given a most astonishing demonstra-
tion in the two specimens which Mrs.
A. J. Tennant, of Spokane, Wash., re-
geived from J. H. Johnson. Mr. John-
son was formerly superintendent of the
Pacific Coast Steamship company and
resided in Seattle. He has now been
mining In th« north since 1900.
Through the medium of a friend who
tett for the outside Mr. Johnson sent
the turnips, which he gathered in a
garden that was maintained at his cabin
Ln Coldfoot. This, is at the upper
reaches of the Koyukuk river, north of
Beetles, and is away north of the arctic
Practically all of the hardier varie-
iies and many of the lines Indigenous
to warmer climates have crown in this
Corner First Strect"£and Cleason Avenue,
tittle garden. During the past summer
pea vines reached a height of four feet
and yielded exceptionally well. The
garden was the medium of supplying
mapy people with frtsh vegetables, so
the reports state, and even the tops were
cooked and served as "greens."
Tbe two turnips which came from
this garden have aroused much discus-
oion. They are nearly a foot in diam-
eter, but are somewhat light and pithy,
owing, it Is claimed, to having been
picked so late In the season. In the
north, so the facts have shown, vege-
tables mature quickly under the rays
of the sun during the short, hot sum-
mers. In the winter the ground is
frozen to a tremendous depth, but at all
tho nriflcinal towns there are main-
tained hothouses, where a few sucn lux-
uries for the table are obtainable near-
ly all the year round.
Please remember we eau prmi
any kind of bills and at competi-
J. M. K1NSEY,
Your Notary Work Solicited.
Office in the Post Office
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I t THE W. H. BONNER 1
H REAL ESTATE COMPANY 3
). M. K1NSEY
does a general real estate business, strict-
ly legitimate, honest and conservative in
all their claims. Send for list oV lands.
A large number of choice ones now being
J. M KTNSEY,
fn the Post Office Building
Agency for the Okla. Farmers Mutual Indem-
nity Associaton—the best farm insurance in
Okla. Insures for the least money anything
on the farm—nothing else. Ask us about it.
THE W. H. BONNER
| REAL ESTATE CO.
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