The Davenport Leader. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 9, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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The Davenport Leader.
VOX POPULI VOX DEI
Vol. V No. 8
DAVENPORT, OKLA., THURSDAY, JULY 9 1908.
50 cents per year.
IFOR CASH, 0MLY.1
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I We will sell 1
! goods For!
I CASH after?
[JULY 18, '081
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* We have done all we could ©
help our customets, and
| can DO NO MORE, except S
| those we have taken notes $
| from and owe balances
♦ We wiil do our
best to make ♦
♦ prices to rit the'times. o
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♦ YOur patronage solicited. ❖
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COMPSTfN 3 FO: ? IZ2
J. 6. Ca«l%va*ader ol C anriicr
enters t*ie ring of $150. prize
conpetito r s«R epu^ilcan
The republican national Com-
mittee offers inn' hundred and
fifty dollars, to be awarded to
the one contributini; th best at*
tical On the i tsoii why the re-
publican should be 'l.ct" 1 next
November w-) copy a letter writ-
ten to the Xnti >nal .headquarters
by J, (i. (^elwalader of ( handler
Chandler Okla. June 30-08
By all means wo m i-it elect the en-
tire republican ticket th's fall.' Sa
many of the fool workers is joining the
socialist party that this coming four
years will probably be our la't. If we
can only land the fat mug of Bill Taft
in the White Hi use for- four years
that will give us tim •. to strengthen the
substitute to the Penrose bill so we can
stop free speech entirely. We might
have Postmaster general Myer3 sup-
press a few democrat papers then by
filling our republican columns full of
hot dinner paiis we can catch thousands
of the fool workm vi's votes. There is
no question in my mind if thedemorats
elect their President we will have more
of the hard times that we had under
Mr. Cleveland's administration and this
fact should he impressed upon all the
undesirable. The fact of the business
is a great many of mullet headed voters
seem to be getting en to our little rac-
ket of high tarritf and some of Bill's
in?unction work. Then Mr. Canon of
111. would not permit the rate cut on
carrying mail and quite a few noticed
it. Then the summarial discharging of
the (o!l« re1 toldiers over that Browns-
vil1*? affair made hundreds of negroes
nnd throught the country and to pac-
ify them it would be a splendid scheme
to invite Booker T. Washington up to
dine with our beloved Teddy but do as
you think bes£ about this matter. I
know that some of the black boys has
joirffcd the socialist part^ and you
know if the working peoj>& ever get
on to our little game of w<*rfcing them
they will all vote social*#®*. But we
have been voting tho** tike voting
machines for the last fifty yvars and
by many Promises we c u kind them
again this fall then I think it would bi>
a wise move to paas a property quali-
fication disfranchising every man that
ia worth leas than one hundred thoua-
and dollars, by so doing we can keep
the G. O. P.in power indefffinitely, Now
gentleman if you should award me
with your one hundred and fifty dol-
lar prize for writing the best reasons
why the republicans should be elected
just mail the check to Mr. Rockefeller
Jr. to help along with his Sunday
J. G. Cadwalader
DON'T BE SO COWARDLY
True "Politics" forms the basis of
government, but in this country where
newspapers are paid for suppressing
the truth and made rich for teaching a
lie, they have been displaced by the
more important subject "graft".
Some how, in viewing the mentality of
the masses from the balcony of im-
perious reason, we feel as if the divine
architect of man, done his work most too
expeditiously and did not pour into the \
compoud a sufficent amount of reason.
We have some good men who have
warned us of the serious consequences
of standing up for socialsim instead of
graft. When one of them delivers
himself, we go all to peices in thought
and if we had the pleasure of the bene-
fits a stenographer affords the more
wealthy, we might give a large volume
of reasons for our acts and decisions in
a few minutes; This is more than any
one who affiliates with the "twins"
can do. And right here we may
truhtfully say, that a socialist can
not be an anarchist because auarchists,
like the "twins", operate with stealth.
Quietly emerge from hiding, pounce up-
on their prey, assninate them without
warning while socialis will tell you al 1
he knows without asking and wish he
had more to tell. You can readily see ;
there is no analogy between socialsim
and avarchisim. You had bettor come
out of hiding and be a soliciast, and
tell the people you are, as you can
stand the shock of your owu voice, al-
though you tyink you can't when you
say boldly "I am a socialist".
Secretary Morrow of the
State School Land department,
•Senator Johnson of Noble Co.
| Okla. and Editor Greer of the
Guthrie Slate Capital, made ad
(dresses at Wellston the fourth.
Mark the date of the picnic
; liare— JULY '25—and make no
other engagements for that day.
You will enjoy it and feel better
1.. . ,iiihm I 11n1 Iim ivataui. ( '< >.\1 K.
STOP WORK AND INVESTIGATE-
GOLD MINE IN IT
THE LEADER is a socialist paper and the price is
50 cents per year, in advance—no other terms.
We urge the socialists of the state and elsewhere
to send in their subscriptions as upon their efforts
the success of the paper depends. All things must
have a beginning and consequently we begun—that
tells the whole storv.
Our plant is not a model of perfection, yet it is
good, located in one of Oklahoma's best towns,
whose people show an enterprising spirit surpassed
by none other anywhere, and forms the basis of a
grand printing plant that we hope to materialize in
the near future and operated in the interests of the
Every socialist in the world knows that he is fight-
ing an unequal battle; he knows his enmy is strong-
ly fortified behind the almost impenetrable rampants
of graft, greed and hypocrisy.
He finds an enemy in his bosom friend in this
It is a case of battling for food shelter and cloth-
ing against the devil and his hosts.
Reader, you are fully aware that the democrat
and republican parties—The Twins—have never
been any benefit to yourself, or to the world, uhless
you fortur ately became the occupant of an uphol-
stered chair at the pie counter, purchased by the
earnest, honest toiler. The "Twins" do not worry
about your welfare or whether you fare well or not.
The only thought they give you is, how much can
you and your family produce, how much vitality
have each of you? And when your vitality fails you,
after years of earnest endeavor, what do you get in
return? Just ask yourself what disposition is made
of the countless thousands who Jisttened to the pros-
perity song and voted the ticket labeled 'prosperity'.
How many are millionaires fondling poodle dogs for
a recreation or wearing apulets and brass collars on
our public highways—the railroads?
The "twins" are not composed of the masses; the
masses' interest in party affairs is to do the voting,
where they are not disfranchised—make the noise
and pay the bills. They are machines that grind
out laws and edicts and make ample provisions to
enforce them down your throat if it requires the aid
of milita-iy to do so.
Do you not see tnat the "twins" are increasing the
diafanchised army, and that they express a strong
sentiment in favor of suppressing the freedom of
speech and press? Do you say "Amen" to" this? If
you do, then you differ from the confined lunatic in
that particular that you are out and he is in.
How much do the people own? The public school
system. Drop the curtain.
Why don't you own the land, the railroads, the
money, the telegraph, the telephones, the mines, the
factories, the workshops, infact all the conveniences
which labor has produced, known as public utilities?
Why not turn the public school system over to the
corporations and make the thing complete?
You are absolutely responsible for the deplorable
conditions which prevail; done by the ballot you so
cheerfully cast for the "twins"—the democrat and
We know your business is pressing, working for
the fellow who never tires working you, yet we
urge you to lay off a day or two, a week or month,
to give this matter an investigation to ascertain, if
possible, whether or not there is even a grain of truth
in this statement. Start to thinking once and see
where it will land you. Try it.
Then, we urge you again, send us 50 cents for a
year's subscription to the LEADER or write us and
state your reasons for not doing so and we pledge
you the assurance that whatever aid we can be to
you will be cheesfully rendered.
DR. R. C. RIDLEY SCORES ONE
The Davenport Lead]
Here is your (50) fi
; thanks to boot, for t
Doxology of July the
■ that, besides the ring a
l Leader strikes up a lov<
great big (O, G. R.)
i like it.
le of the
i if your
You may give me a full page on your
subscription liat, for as long as it
sounds out the truths, as this issue, I
will.be ;i suscribcr. It will do to take
to old Mexico this fall to let Cisero Nic-
May you live long to pound the truth
into the earn of some old mossbacks,
soap goard heads, is the wish of your
D«d. R. C. Ridley.
THE DAVENPORT STATE BANK
I T ° t^ie Puk^c' every accommodation
| * consistent with good, conservative
:j: banking methods.
Our Depositors are protected by
the Depositiors Guaranty Fund J [
of the state of Oklahoma
Deposit Your Money with
The Davenport State Bank
| SAFE, CONSERVATIVE, PROGRESSIVE
H. M. Johnson, Pres. Irving Stacy, Vice-Pres. R. S. May, See*
X Chaa. Berner, Caah.
A Few Facts.
" Longfellow could take a worthless sheet ol paper, write a poem
on it, and make it worth *5,000,00 That's Genius.
J. P- Morgan can write a few words on a sheet of paper and
make it worth $1.000-000.00- That's Capital-
* A Mechanic can take a pound of steel and work it into.watch
springs, and make it worth *800,00- That's Skill-
* A merchant can take an article worth $1.50 and sell it lot
82-00- Thats Business.
" Your wfe acn buv a coat for $i0, but prefers one that costs
*50 That's natural.
" There may be merchants who will tell you they have better
stock than we have- That's Gall-
' We have a good stock of all kinds of lumber and are willing
to sell same at a reasonable profit- That's Common Sense-
" Trusting you will realize the importance ol the above facts,
THE J W. GRAVES CO.
For desirable locations in town lots, see
J. H. TAULBEE, Agent.
W Davenport, Oklahoma.
It no doubt would he a stroke
of widsoni on the part of the
owners of the concrete hlock
machine here to put it in oper-
ation. It might not be so very
paoli table at first but it would
increase its business no doubt,
in a short time. A building
boom will be resumed in Daven-
port on a large scale this fall and
winter and we understand a
large saving is made by these
concrete blocks, and, too, a good
trade might be worked up in the
surrounding towns and coun-
BALL TEAM REORGANIZED
The Davenport ball team has
been reorganized and Steve Wel-
ty has been elected as Captain
and Otto Fessenger Manager of
the team. It is in tine shape
and lias cleaned up everything
in sight so far this season, a rec-
ord of which few can boast. The
last team to go down in defeat
before our team was the Well-
ston team, last year champions
of the Frisco League by a score
of 7 to !>. This game was wit
nessed by about two thousand
people, a pp.rt of the crowd in
attendance of the celebration of
the fourth at Wellston. Our
boys got the cash prize offered
by the business men and all
came home in high spirits with
the usual victory. Nothing ad-
vertises a town like a winning
base ball team.
ON TO WELLSTON-THE 4TH
A GREAT DAY THERE
The Davenport cornet l)and
accompanied by tue ball team
and many of our citizens visited
Wellston on the fourth and par-
ticipated in the festivities there.
On arrival there they were
met at the depot py the com-
mittee of arrangements and es-
corted up to town where the
keys of the city were turned
over to them to have and to
hold during the day.
We understand the l>and won
plaudits of the vast attendance
by its good behavior and fine
music. Those from here, with
one accord, express a hearty ap
preciation of the courteous treat-
ment they received by the peo
pie of Wellston and oil behalf
of the I)aven|K>rt people, the
Leader takes pleasure assuring
the Wellston i>eople that the day
when reciprocal movements here
may fully mature for their spec-
ial pleasure, is anxiously hoped
On the 20th of this month, it
is arrauged to pull off a picnic
here for the pleasure of the
town's people and the Wellston
folk as well as all others to are
urgently requested to l e present
anil take active interest the pro-
gram of the day.
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Anderson, E. R. The Davenport Leader. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 9, 1908, newspaper, July 9, 1908; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106491/m1/1/: accessed October 16, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.