Davenport Leader (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 19, 1905 Page: 1 of 9
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Entered as second-class matter, May 6th. 1904, at the post office, at Davenport, Oklahoma, under the act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
EVERYBODY BOOST FOR A DEPOT ON THE SANTA FE
VOLUME 11, NUMBER XXV. DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 19,
With this issue of the Leader A
I). Murlin takes entire charge, the
not of the heart. We have perhaps
over reached ourselves in our desire
to build up a greater Davenport, and
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writer havm* sold out to him (he have taken too much "for granted
entire business, plant and subscnp commenting on the town's prog
I ivss, but it was all done with no
Mr Murlin is a thorough and
practical newspaper man. having
been in that business all his life and,
as he states it, "known no other."
At present he is editor and publisher
other selfish purpose save that of
seeing this the leading city of Lin-
coln county and our citizens the
We came here during April of
jf tht Sparks Review and Kendrick 1904 and started this paper on the
Dispatch, two very bright and newsy 5th of May. During that time we
papers of our county. We predict have watched the town grow from a
that he will make the Leader better population of 100 to a promising
than it ever has been, and believe he little burg of 300 people. We never
will do all in his power to build up expect to find anywhere a more en-
the every interest of Davenport and ergetic or enterprising set of busi-
vicinity, wh ch is near and dear to ness men than Davenport has They
the hearts of most of our readers. have met and overcome obstacles
And now as we come to bid our
many friends farewell, we do it with
a warmer feeliug of friendship than
perhaps many will give i's credit for
We have made many mistakes dur
mg our stay here of a year and a
that many would not have tried and
it is only with the very best wishes
that we leave the town and its peo
pie, feeling assured that the town
will continue to push forward so long
as the past and present effort is dis-
financially to the support of the
paper, and assure you that. I appre
ciaie it very much, and irust that the
same liberal support will be given
With this I bid you one and all
farewell and promise that if at any
time lean, in my weak way, do any
thing to reciprocale for the many
courtesies extended to mc, I will be
only too glad to do it, and once
more thanking you for the kind
nesses extended, I say farewell.
W. H. Bonner.
Opened Oct. 16, 1905.
, , played in pushing it.
half, and we dare say everyone else ;h 3 1
has, hut we assure ) ou that they | I desire to thank most cordially
have been mistakes of the mind and'all those who have contributed
J. G. McCUE & Co.
We have just opened up a new
line of Queensware, Glassware,
etc. Call in and see them.
Yes! we also have knee pads and
cotton scales and sacks.
New Home sewing machines in
stock; and a full and complete stock
J. G. McCUE & CO.
Comer Second ,nd BrO,d .y. DAVENPORT. OK LA
In assuming absolute control of
the Davenport Leader, we are not
unmindful of the great responsibility
we have undertaken. Havmg de-
voted our life to the newspaper pro-
fession, we feel at home in the sev-
eral departments that it comprises.
But running a paper in a small town
where business conditions are un
stable and changes are being con
tinually wrought, is quite It ss satis
factory than in a well settled and
well regulated community, and the
publisher must entertain a keen
sense of responsibility if he would
have all ends to meet properly and
all things to be well.
Our eye has been on Davenport
for some time. We have watched
its progress from a single family to a
community of 300 thrifty citizens.
We have surveyed the field carefully
and observed'the contest for supre-
macy between Davenport and sur-
rounding towns. We have learned
to admire hej" for her pluck and
energy .if her people and the victory
she has accomplished in the battle
We trust that our lot has not
been cast with >ou in vain. Our
means and our might shall be yours
in the realization of a greater Dav-
port, a slogan that should be near
and dear to every m m, woman and
I child of this promising little city
I The aim of our editorial policy shall
] be to build up and substantiate
| Davenport, her businesses, her insti-
I tutioni and her people that reside
within and without.
In short and in substance, the
] Leader and its editor will stand
[eternally for Davenport, her people,
land their material interests. Will
you be with us? A. D. Mum.in
! This bank has been taken
I! hold of by men who have had
!! years of banking experience.
!! The corporation has been re-
organized, and the capital in-
creased fjom $10,000 to $i5,-
000, fully paid up.
By courteous and liberal
treatment we hope to merit
I the patronage of people tribu-
tary to Davenport. Call on
us when you have money to
| deposit, desire a loan or want J|
to send away money.
A. J. Langek, President.
O. D. Groom, Cashier.
Paul F, Cooper, state bank ex-
aminer of Oklahoma, came up from
Shawnee Friday and looked into the
accounts of the reorganized Farmers
Bank. He found everything in good
shape, and on Monday telegraphed
the bank to begin business. It is a
pleasure indeed to have the bank in
operation. Our failure in this has
been one of the most serious draw-
backs to the business interests of the
town. The bank is starting out
with a very creditable business and
at 4 o'clock of the first day their
books showed a deposit of $2,500.
jt jt j*
Win. Sims who has been employed
on the Daggett section of thePrisco
for several years met with the mis-
fortune of having the two middle
fingers of his left hand, entirely sev-
ered, by the falling of some bridge
timbers on them while at work re-
pairing the burned out bridge near
Bristow Monday. He came here
on the evening train and has since
gone to Chandler for treatment.
Because of the inability to get
cars, teams have been used to haul
the cotton seed from the gins at this
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