Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 21, 1905 Page: 1 of 10
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, M ih .904 « 4* post office. « Davenport. OkUhomt. under th, of Congress of March 3. 1879.
Entered as second-class matter, May bth, 1-Ut, « F
EVERYBODY BOOST FOR A DEPOT ON THE SANTA FE
VOLUME II, NUMBER XXI
HAVE ANOTHER GUESS
The end of a roseate gold brick
scheme cont.eived in Kansas City,
and said to have netted nearly $(j >, ,
ooo to its promoters, will come iff]
September ~2g, when the sheriff of
Lincoln county will sell at public
sale the lands and lots belonging to
the Warwick T<>wnsite Company.
Robert J. Martin, J. H Borders |
and John W. Bidwell, all <>t Kansas
Lity consti'uud the company.1
They purchased an extensive tract
of land in Lincoln county, which
was platted ;.s the town of Warwick
and proceeded to sell the lots on a
lottery plan. Chances were sold,
every eli. nee giving the holder a
guess on the number of cattle, hogs
and sheep which would be received
at the Kansas City stock yards on
September 16, 19 >3. The one niak
ing the closest guess was to receive
ihe first choice, and so on down.
According to the law of the terri
tory, any properly used in pr mot
ing a lottiry scheme may be confis
cated by the authorities; and accord
ingly when the drawing took place
the townsite of Warwick w;-s gob
bled up by 'he sheriff, and the
holders of the "lucky" chanc s
never got a chance to make iheir
choice of lots except on paper. It
is estimated that there were 5000
or 6000 people, in all parts of the
Middle West, who were caught by
the company and none of them can
ever get a cent of their money back.
When the property is sold by the
sheriff the proceeds * ill be turned
into the -choo! fund of Lincoln
count) .—Stroud Star.
Several of the citiztns in and a
round Davenport, were caught on
this scheme- yet the contention is
made that at the fme they bought
their lots, they did not know the
method of dividing them, as it was
understood that the holders of the
"equity" in Warwick were to de
cide the method of distribution on
the date set, September 29.
The Editorial Three.
I'm the stub of a Faber
Well worn with labor
That lasts from sun to sun.
I toil like creation,
With ne'er a vacation —
I'm the all important one.
I'm made of wheat-flour
And in use every hour-
I'm so very important you see,
That no editor's table
Has ever been able
To prosper at all without me.
With a familiar clatter
I've clipped the best matter
That's come to this office for years.
So when you have read it
Please give me the credit—
I'm the editorial shears.
0, we are the three powers
So important all hours—
We're the editorial three.
No one is inferior,
But each is superior
To the editorial "WE."
—Alvin M. Hendee.
No one objects to the school fund
being ''burdened" with the enor-
mous amount of money which the
property will bring at sheriffs sale,
but it seems to the "man up a tree"
that Messrs Martin, Borders and
Bidwell should pay the costs and
refund the lot purchasers money,
if not to the purchasers themselves,
it should also be given to the
County Superintendent O. F. |
Hayes was surprised yesterday by
receiving from the territorial board
of education, a life certificate as a
conductor of normal institutes in
Oklahoma. Prof. Hayes had not
been an applicant for such a certifi-
cate, but the board, recognizing his
preeminent fitness for this work,
whicH was so well shown in the suc-
cess of the Lincoln county normal
this year, concluded to award the
certificate whether the recipient
was an applicant or not, and it has
certainly been worthily bestowed
The New-, rejoices in this additional
evidence that the people of the
county chose wisely in selecting a
county superintendent. — News.
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A son of John Anderson west of
town met with a serious accident to
day by having his hand crushed
in a sorghum mill. Dr Sharpless
was called and amputated all of
the fingers, leaving the thumb.—
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An estimate of the few things re-
quired lor the malitia during the
! coming encampment at Chandlei is
! as followsi^Eight hundred sacks of
flour to be made into bread, 2,3°°
lbs bacon, 600 lbs beans. 200 lbs
hominy, 4000 lljs potatoes, 3°"
lbs prunes, 350 lbs coffee. Xoo lbs
sugar, 150 lbs salt, 150 lbs soap,
70 lbs candles, 12 lbs pepper, 2
gal vinegar, 30 cases tomatoes and
30 cases of corn.
' The Chandler Publicist is incor-
porating with the farmers owning
most of the stock. The purpose is
to really see if a paper can't be in-
dependent and live. Here is a
chance for the farmers to show
their appreciation of an honest at-
tempt to serve them—for Mrs.
French, the editor, has shown her
honesty by devoting twelve years
of her life to principle, at the end
of which, she is poorer than when
she began, in addition to having
permanently impaired her health by
too hard work.—State Register.
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A. H R Calvin, one of "he well
known fruit growers of Agriculture
has just returned from the Portland
exposition. He says that none 'd
the producti now on exhibition
there, will begin to compare with
what can be sent from Lincoln coun-
ty if the farmers will only bring in
their specimens to be made up in
the Lincoln county exhibit in time
for the Statehood Special. W . L.
Willoughby will leave on this train
with the exhibit on the evening of
Thursday, September 28.—Publicist
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