Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1905 Page: 1 of 6
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Entered as second-class matter. May 6th, J904. at the post office, at Davenport, Oklahoma, under tthe act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
FOR A "GREATER DAVENPORT.''
VOLUME I, NUMBER XXXXIX. DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, APRIL, 6, r
A large crowd gathered in Chan-
dler last Saturday to witness the
Athletic contest of the Lincoln Co,
schools, and altho the showers of
the afternoon greatly hindered the
exercises, the following took place;
ioo-yard dash won by Roy
Gooch of district No 8; second
Charles Rouschkolb from the
northern part of the county.
440- yard dash won by Earl Fos-
ter of Chandler; second not report-
120 yard hurdle race won by
Chas. Rouschkolb; second Orland
Freeman of Davenport.
Rouschkolb also won the 220
yard hurdle race; Freeman second.
Charles Mercer of district No 132
won the shot jput; tHorace Betzer
of Chandler second.
Frank McLean of Chandler won
the hammer throw; second Mel
Wilson of Carney.
Forest Betzer won the running
broad jump; Roy Gooch second.
Forest Betzer won the standing
high jump;Charlev Allon second-
Claude Robertson frona the
northern part of the county won
the running high jump; Horace
The pole vault was won by
Charlie Allen of ^Carney; second
Ikey pierce from the northern part
of the county.
In the evening the Opera House
was filled to witness the Oratorical
Contest. Miss Cora Cassey of
Prague won the highest honers in
March, 26 1905.
Mr. Edd Kinsy:-
Dear Friend I take pleasure to an-
swer your esteemed letter of the
n-th. inst. Will say that it was a
great pleasure to me to get the good
news from Davenport, i am satis-
fied that the people know that 1
am innocent and also that I was not
properly defended for my lawyers
had taken two cases from Burton
after he had taken my case and go*,
my money, in other words he got
my money and case and left me the
works, the records show that, now
you know that one can not serve
two masters, now I am satisfied
that if the truth of all this could be
shown to the proper one that I
would get my freedom which is my
just due, but I know that miny a
man has to suffer just innocence,
and all that I can do as a poor man
is to make the best of it, now I
hope that my friends will be suc-
cessful in getting me a pardon soon.
I look for court to set one week
from tomorrow at Chandler and I
wished that I was there to hear the
trial of Jim Woods I would like to
get the account of it when it does
come off Well I surprised to get
the Davenport paper which you sent
me and will say that I am glad to
hear of the growth and prosperity of
the town you know that I always
had a warm place in my heart for
past month, is at home
Miss Nellie Turnbull, spent last
Thurs and Fri, visiting with her
sister; Mrs Charlie Brown.
The party at Mr. Browns last
week given in honor of Mis6 Josie's
birthday, was a grand success.
Fred and Ada King who live in
the North Slope district, returned
to school at Tecumseh last week.
Grandma Renfro, who fell on the
ice last winter, is still in care of the
doctor. Mrs. Renfro, is getting
old and somewhat feeble, and her
misfortune has proved a serious
One day last week, while the
wind was raging high. Mr. Scott
Blacks house caught fire from the
stove pipe. Had it been discovered
three minutes later t-han it was, it
would have been impossible to ex-
tinguish the flames.
T. S. M.
Gambling is felony now in Okla-
homa, and fines and imprisonment
from one to five > ears.
Joe Rowden, living on Jack Ver
million's place in the Red Eagle
neighborhood, died this week of
pneumonia fevor. He had been sick
for some time, also bis wife and two
little girls, poverty stricken and
helpless, and the sad spectacl of
this family lying in filth and des-
,v'ell 11 titution, was fearful to behold.
Not having sufficient bedding, the
four had to occupy one bed, and
Davenport and its people
the contest and was ably assisted ; hope that j may soon gQ back an()
in the debate by Miss Lena Smith I make the acqua.ntence of those who
who was up to the average contest have arrived ir, my abgence- j when the neighbors were asked to
ents in all points: Earl Foster of hope that your father will be able furnish some bedding,
Chandler received second assisted • t0 gQ wjlb others to present the pe
by Miss I,ida White. j tition for he understands my case
Courtland Feuquay age 15 of ,ve)1> I will close for want of news
Chandler won in Oratory. 1 hope that these few lines will fin
Five hundred acres of jiotatoes
have been planted within a radios oi
six miles of Jones Okla. R educing
cotton acreage and planting pota-
toes, or any other crop which diver-
sifies is snre to prove a profitable
Some of the moves this wt«k
are as follows.
C, S. uydick has moved into his new
house, C. Aiandel moved i:t the
hotel just vacated by C. S. LydvJc,
and 1'. p. Parker is moving in the
Jesse houss .vacated by .Mr K'^vU
a M je
J. J. Parsons has been -confined
to his bed for the past 11 days with
j malaria, which he brought with him
from Deep Fork. He is getting
well and expects to be Hp by Sun-
day —Agra News
The breakage of the reamer ic
the oil well at Agra caused a delay
of several days. The reamer .had t*>
be shipped to Cleveland Sor .repair^,
dt j* js
A grocery sture at Sparks
broken into -two weeks ago, and
200 pennies stolen.
Jt jt jt
J, V. Stout, ot Joplm ca^Hv; ic.
Tuesday morning to visit his broth-
er and family. Mr Stout has l>«en
in poor health for some time and
has come here to regain his health
A gentleman at Stroud has off-
ered as a premium jfiiooo worth of
$20 to $40 lots for the first ^tsob
j or company who wiJl dri.ll a well Ut
th^y had a depth of i>6oo feet, or strike <m<
some pieces of wagon sheets and ' „r ga« in paying •quantities.
cotton sacks to spare. j * jt
An Arlington doctor was sent for I T. i_ j . -
11, ; , , three hundred new mad virder
„ „ , - 1,1 but he refused to attend the family , ,
Little Miss Kennedy of Prague j vou „ji weii th- ip,lv_M m„ ... i . , ., , _ , I houses are reported to lu>.we started
. . . o you an wen as mis leaves me at | on account of its poverty. —Sparks;- .1 ,, ■ , „
won first in recitation; Miss May present with my regards to you all Review <m t>C L"lted StaU;s dl,rl'n* lho
Bayes second. and hoping to be with you soon in I « month of last October and yet ia
contestants were Misses | the meantime I remain, - " | almost every town there are -taer-
Bessie Buck, May Mitchel, Zetha
Mendenhall, Audrey Wilcox, and
Goldie Chestnut. The contestants
all did exceedingly well and we
believe it gooil training for our
C. C. Ratidel went to Oklahoma
City Sunday on business, returning
A. A mess.
Mr. Jim Sexton who is attending
a business college at Shawnee is
visiting at home this weeK.
It seems to us that a wiser thing chants competing with these houses
could not be done than to contract! and see no need of advertising.
I an acre or two of tomatoes for the Pointers
Davenport canning factory. By so j „* M *
doing you will learn what the crop Tilden Brown and wife and Mrt
will make per acre and thereby Wilson came in last Wednesday
know to a certainty whether it is a from Morgan County, Ky. Mr.
paying crop or not. The proper i Brown bought the J. S. Smith
seed for planting can be secured at I house and lot on the corner of L ike
Mr. Charles Brown who has r (j. McCue's w thout any advance
been in his old h>me in Kentucky, payment
and Second street*, and
this his home.
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