The Daily New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 8, 1917 Page: 4 of 4
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THE DAVENPORT NEW ERA
The Farmers Gin
Co. have equipped
with the best up-
and are prepared
to render service.
Top market prices
paid for cotton.
is the best
thing on the
market for prolong-
ing the life of your Ford
and doing away with the disv
gusting noise of rattling fenders.
D. L. COZART, Ticket Agent
/Sy MARY GEAlIAttfiOffiJER
RICH MISS HEN.
"Cock-a-doodle-do," shouted Mr.
"Oluck, cluck, cluck," said Miss Hen.
"Cock-a-doodle-do," crowed Grand-
father Red Top Rooster.
Such a noise as there was In the
Barnyard and all because a great many
automobiles had gone by. Mr. Rooster
was the first tu complain.
"Once," he said, "my great-grand-
father objected to these automobiles
because he said that their honk-honk
was noticed far more than his fine
"To be sure it would be, too," said
Miss Hen, who was rather nervous.
"Poor great-grandfather might have
been run over and killed by one and
there is always that awful chance that
an automobile plight,"
"TotT fire So "nervous," said Mr.
Rooster. "Rut the reason my great-
grandfather minded it so much was,
because he said he felt it was taking
attention away from him which he,
thought he deserved."
"I see," said Miss Hen. "Still I can't
help noticing an automobile myself.
It's so noisy and it's more unusual
"I am not so sure about that," said
Grandfather Red Top Rooster. "I real-
ly believe that a rooster is more of a
treat these days than an automobile.
Think of the numbers that go by one
after the other, day after day. And
each_ there are more."
"You know* said Miss Hen, who
was really very vain and tried to put
on many airs, "I thought of getting one
"You were going to get an automo-
bile?" asked Mr. Rooster, who was the
first one able to speak. "And pray tell,
bow could you have done such a thing?
Who would have run it for you?
Stark Bros. Nurs-
ery has a reputa-
tion that can't be
Ben Craig, Agent
am very foolish, but I am not. No,
Indeed, I am not foolish at all. I am
very sensible. I know what I am talk-
ing about. I couhl have had an auto-
mobile if I wanted. I know how to do
things. I have an excellent business
Head for a hen."
The other creatures looked at Miss
Hen in surprise. She had always been
sotfond of putting on airs, they thought
this was one too. Yet they couldn't
understand how Miss Hen could say
such things if she didn't mean some
"You have asked me a great many
questions," said Miss Hen. "I cannot
answer them all nt the same time. But
I will answer «ach one separately."
And she cleared lier throat.
"First of all," she .'♦id, "conies the
Question, how I could have done such
a "thing. I would have bought the au-
tomobile with money I can earn and
earn easily too. There! The first an-
swer!" Miss Hen chuckled delight-
Every creature in the barnyard was
i looking at her. It made her feel very
"The second question, who would
have run it for me. Well, ladies run
their own automobiles. Hens could
run their own. I would have had one
made my size—they make them all
sizes you know—and it would have just
"The third question asking me
where I would have gone can easily
be answered by saying that I would
have gone about the countryside, sell-
ing eggs to different farmers, wherever
I could have made the most money.
That is the main thing with automo-
bile owners. It costs so much to keep I
them going. They say when they stop |
to mend a tire here that I would need
to make as"much money as I could.
"And there is my answer to your
fourth question. I would have made
the money to pay for it by selling eggs.
They go up in price alj the time. I
could have had ad automobile. I am
no longer a poor hen to be despised
and to be tooted, tooted at by other
folks' horns. Nn, I am a hen, a great
and useful hen. A money-making hen.,
An egg-selling hen."
The other creatures stared at her in
wonder and admiration.
"But why didn't you buy one?" asked
Grandfather Red Top Rooster, after a
"Because," said Miss Hen, "they are
too common. I didn't want to spend
my summer doing nothing but stir-
ring up dust!"
T. E. Price
For Cattle, Hogs, Livestock
Phone No. 67
A Panacea for Scalp Diseases
The greatest discovery of the
Eczema, Acne, Pimples and
Irritated Condition of the Skin.
For sale and guaranteed by
Live Man Doesn't Wait.
Time and tide wait for no man. The
live man doesn't wait for time or tide.
"I Would Have Gone About the Coun-
Where would you have gone? How
could you have paid for it? They say
they cost a great deal of real money."
"Ah." said Miss Hen, Myou all thlnjcj
Watch other merchants follow,
as I mentioned in my first ad.
Watch the merchants follow.
Are they following. I say they
are.—Oliver M. Ingenthron.
Keep a box of Germicide in the
Call on us for your tab-
lets and pencils.
T. R. Hall
| Scottieology |
—All that God asks of a man
is to discard that which is wrong
and take that which is right. Any
MAN is willing to do that. Are
you a real man?
—Hobab! Hobab! Hobab!
For men, Sunday 3 p. m. Special.
—No, it is not walking right
before your fellow man that
makes the hit; it is walking right
before God, and your fellow man
will take notice of it.
- spent Si
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Tryon, W. M. The Daily New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 8, 1917, newspaper, September 8, 1917; Davenport, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109440/m1/4/: accessed July 27, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.