Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 8, 1904 Page: 5 of 6
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If you drink
LIQUORS OF ANY KIND
Drink the best
They can Always be found at the saloon of
East First Street —:— Davenport, Okla.
•Statistics Show That Consumption oJ
Spirits in United States Is
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DRIED fruit?, canned vegeta-
bles, breakfast foods, P. &
F. Louisiana syrup, Choctaw and
Kansas State (lour, Van Houten's
cocoa and Baker's chocolate, dry
salt meat, smoked bacon and picnic
hams. In fact anything and every-
thing usually found in a first class
staple and fancy grocery store.
HARDWARE? YES! A NEW LINE OF
GRAN1TEWARE, SAWS AND SHOT
GUNS, BESIDES THE OTHER HARD-
See those two fine Grand Detour
J. G. McCUE & co.
Corner Second and Broadway. DAVENPORT, OKLA.
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WVle the United States drinks greal
quantities of intoxicating liquors, th<
per capita of consumption is far below
that of a number of European countries
according to figures given out 5y the
department of commerce and labor.
In the per capita consumption of al-
coholic beverage^ France leads, with
10.21 gallons. Belgium, owing to ltf
heavy beer consumption, follows wltfc
7.33 gallons, Italy with B.61, German*
with 5.53, and the United Kingdom with
4.99 gallons are the countries which ex-
cel in drinking. The per capita of this
country is only 3.23 gallons, of Sweden
3.05, and of Russia 1.39.
Franco also leads in tlie consumptlor
of the most concentrated beverage-
spirits—the per capita being 2.51 gallons
The per capita in gallons of other coun-
tries follows: Sweden, 2.13; Germany
2.11; Belgium, 1.42; -United Kingdom
1.38; United States, 1.33; Russia, 1.29;
and Italy, 0.34. From this it appears
that the United States, considered pei
capita, is almost at the qpd of the spirits
Belgium leads all other nations in
beer drinking, with a per capita of 56.5S
gallons. Russia leads in the absoluu
amount of spirits consumed—172,550,50ii
gallons of spirits. Germany is next
with 124,313,300 gallons; and the Unit-
ed States third, wiU117,252.148 gallons
Germany drinks more beer than anj
other country, though les3 than Bel
ciuro or the United Klncdom per capita
Its annual total ia 1,7.;_.TT8,000 gallon
The United Kingdom is second, wul
1,500,709,000, and the United StaUi
third, with 1,449,879,252.
ami men suner alike anfl the m si
serious phase of the work is the diffi-
culty of sleeping on a vessel which,
if she maintains any speed, quivers
in n most discomforting manner, and
in any event is so small that in a
heavy sea she is tossing about very
much like a chip. To the laymen who
catch a glimpse of the crowded quar-
ters of a torpedo boat it appears well-
nigh incredible that such a number of
men can be accommodated during a
long ocean voyage In such a limited
space, but the officers and jackies who
will take the five torpedo .boats to the
coast of Asia are, almost without ex-
ception, old hands at the business anfl
know how to make the best of a bad
The question of coal supply is one
of the problems which confront the
naval officers who have in hand the
planning of this protracted voyage,
but it is argued that.with their, steam-
ing radius of more than 3,'000 miles
there is no danger in sending tno^ lit-
tle fellows across the Atlantic and
the Indian ocean and up the Pa-
The proposal to stmd the torpedo
boats to the orient is the result of thr.
success which last winter attended the
sending to the far east of a llotiila of
torpedo-boat destroyers. These were,
the Decatur, Dale, Barry, Bainbridge
and Chauncey. "The destroyed ai ? con-
siderably larger and stam-hei Ituuv tne.
torpedo boats, but even 'the voyage of
those vessels was a nine days'- wonder
to naval circles, "and the tniw-'r daring
project now proposed will doubtless
arouse even more widespread interest
ORDER LONG CRUISE.
TORPEDO BOATS MUST UNPivX-
GO A SEVERE TEST.
Will S on Start on Journey to Orient
.—Most Remarkable Feat Ever
Undertaken by Vessels
of This Class.
Give me your ATTENTION in regard to the
It is the only system uuder one management from Chicago to the Pacific
Santa Fe system stand 2nd to none in modern equipment.
Road beds are all concrete ballast and no dust.
Remember we use the up to date block system, which enables us to run
the fastest trains in America 011 all main and branch lines
with ease and without danger.
Winter tourist rates now ready. Now is your chmce to
see the great white Rocky Mountains, of Colorado, and
bath in the ocean in Los Angles.
For further information call 011 any local agent or write Mr. W. J. Black
C. H. HIGH. AGENT.
A lleot of United States torpedo
boats is about to be subjected to an
unusuall* severe test Five of thesf
frail little warships will soon start
from Hampton roads on a cruise to
the Philippines, a journey more than
half around the world. Never before
has there been an expedition by tor-
pedo boats which in the distance to
be covered and the difficulties to be
-encountered compares with the proe
pective voyage of these "wasps ot
warfare" flying the flag of the United
The torpedo boats selected for this
"endurance test" are the Bailey, Bar-
ney, Biddle, Porter and Dupont, all
•membera of what Is known as the "re-
serve flotilla" of the navy. The larg-
est of the five is the Bailey, which wae
built at Morris Heights, N. Y., and is
205 feet In length, 19 feet beam, nearly
7 feet draft and has a displacement
of 280 tons. Her triple expansion en-
gines are capable of developing 5,600-
horse power and sending her through
the water at a speed of 35 miles per
The long Journey to the orient will
be not only a severe test of the tor-
pedo boats, but in slightly less degree
a trial of the health and strength of
the officers and men aboard these
small vessels. Serviee on a torpedo
boat is the severest exaction which is
to be found in naval life, and for that
reason not only yuung officers, but
young men for the crew are selected
for these vessels.
On board u torpedo boat the officers
NORTH FOX ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. Wade *p«lt Sun
day with J. I«. Poland and fitrifily.
Mr, Portcr'hns moved v.p into thr,
strip ami will either loc ite there «r
go on up into -Kansas.
J. T. Blanchet of Shawnre
stayed over night Frutay with the
North Fox correspondent.
Mr. Holarday has been on the
sick list, hut is better now. -He
helped the hoys butehrr a *hog Sat-
I. S. Walls h;*s rented his farm
and intends to leave for his old
homo near Joplin, Mo , about the
first of the ycav.
We understand t hat Mr. V\ni.
Graves rtf Stroud wH! locate one-of
the saw mills on the farms of -Mr.
VV.S. Poynter on Dry Creek, «oc r
Mr. Grif'ord and I S. Walk npent
Sunday at Mr. Hol*da)«. Mr.
Grifford found about a peek Of pe-
cans in a -wood rats nest on <<his way
C. Miller of Kendrick is helping
to put in the new brMiges in the
eastern part of'the county. I he
one for the Underwood plaee is at
Kendrick, and will he fn;t in as
soon as they can get to it.
J. W. Kenton and family started
Sund;iy for their new home near
Hobart in Kiowa county. They
are driving through and are t;ikinf-
several head of rattle. Ottis Howes
of Kendrick will soon move into thr
house vacated by Mr. Kenton.
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