The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 27, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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IN POLITICS - A FAIR i
DEAL FOR EVERYONE
Vol. *3. No. 32
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1911.
DEVOTED TO THE IN- T
TERESTS OF ONE OF
THE BEST TOWNS IN
$1.00 per year
Among the Farmers
By F. A. Mitchell.
We are exceedingly busy just now
with surveyors chain measuring demon
stration plats of cotton and corn for
our Lincoln county boys and girls.
At the State Fair our state demon-
stration agent will preside over the ex
hihits sent in by our boys and girls,
and arrange for the distribution of our
twelve hundred dollars in cash prizes
besides free trips to Washinfton for
Every boy and girl in the state will
have an equal chahce in the contest fox
It goes without saying that the coun
ty making the largest and best exhib-
its will also be rewarded by being plac-
ed at the head of the honor roll. Lin-
coln county now stands at the head
and we see no reason why she should
not continue to hold her honor position
The First National bank of Chandler
Offers $10 prize for the best ten ears
of corn grown in Lincoln county this
This cotton and corn contest is for
the purpose of interesting the boys and
girls and everyone is interested in in-
teresting them. Some of you people
will be surprised when some of our
little boys bring some mighty fine corn
into the contest. You had better visit
our special exhibit at the State Fair.
Call for our state agent, Hon. W. D.
. Bently at the agricultural building
Frank Stevens of Kendrick has an
acre of fine corn. Frank is only ten
years old but he has such bright eyes
that he is sure to win in life. He has
to reach up to hold the plow handles
but he holds them and has done much
of the work
Roy Cline has some good corn and
will enter all the contests. Roy, too, is
a busy little fellow and is sure to take
that free trip to Washington and take
dinner with one of the senators. If he
doesn't win this year he will be after it
until he does win.
South of the Sac and Fox agency it
was: we were discussing the contest
work with Abner and James Norcom
when we saw their little brother Frank
standing apart crying. His sleeve was
the only handkerchief that he had and
it wasn't big enough to catch all the
tears. Upon imquiry we found that
he was crying because he was not old
enough to enter the contest. Little
Frank is only seven and the age limit
s from nine to eighteen,
We broke all rules and let the little
fellow into the contest. Our state
agent may break us for breaking his
rules but we have the little fellow
the contest and "when he goes out he
will have some money in both pockets.
He is a real farmer as he has strings
in his pocket. When he finds a good
ear of corn he ties a string around the
stock and gives that hill an extra hoe-
ing. Later he will take a stool or step
ladder and tie a string around the body
of the ear. Just before Fair time he
will gather all of these marked ears
and from them select ten of the best
ears of corn for exhibit.
Oh, the boys are interested and doing
all they know how to do to raise big
crops of great corn at small expense,
every boy and girl in the contest this
year will select their one acre for corn
and two acres for cotton for another
year. The ground will be well plowed
early this fall, harrowed several times
during the winter, only pure seed plant-
ed and the cultivation will be most ex-
cellent. There will be something do-
ing in the contest. We have 246 boys
and girls in our cotton and corn clubs,
this year. Next year we want an even
thousand. And we will get them too.
We do hope that some boy or girl
from Lincoln county will be awarded
the prize of the free trip to Washing-
ton next December. We want togo to
the train to see him off, when he, with
ten ears of corn in one hand and his lit-
tle grip in the other, steps upon the
car platform, we will all wave our red
bandanners and give three cheers for
good old Lincoln county.
But we must not forget cotton. Very
few have good corn, there are but few
who do not have good cotton. When
Lincoln county rolls in her cotton ex-
hibit the workers at the Fair Grounds
will stand up and take notice.
Lilah Bilyen has two acres of cotton
in her patch. Lilah is only 11 years
of age and her father gave her these
three patches as they were close to the
house where she could look after them
be', ter. Lilah has plowed the land
planted the cotton, cultivated and
chopped it and it is as clean as a barn
floor. She seems to know every stalk
as by name. She has often written
letters regarding her conditions of her
cotton. Her letters are sent to Wash-
ington where they attracted so much
attention that they wrote her a nice
little letter of encouragement. She
curried one end of the chain in the
measurement and she could tell one
just how much there is in each patch.
Gertrude Black is an Iowa girl. Her
father has taught her to be a good far-
mer. Her cotton is all in our field con-
taining over three acres. From this
she selected two measured acres as her
contest cotton. She has the rightidea.
There must be two acres of cotton. It
is better to have too large than too
small a tract. She has used her fathers
gang plow in breaking the land. His
team and tools in its plowing and cul-
tivation. And has done ever bit of the
work herself. •
She has boo^Wl the exact date of
plowing, planting and cultivating. She
is a business girl upon tby farm. Ger-
trude has selected her plat of ground
for next years contest cotton she will
hand pick her seed and in every parti-
cular live up to the rules of the contest
It will be impossible to measure all
of our contestants plats if we are given
our furlough during the month of Aug-
ust. We know the children are all
anxious to get into the game. We will
measure all we can during the alloted
time. Everybody will help in prepar-
ing these exhibits for the State Fair.
So we may make another creditable
showing for good old Lincoln county.
How Much You May Have
Chandler. Okla. 7 I!) 11.
To Whom It May Concern:
Believing that many honest
persons may he misled by circu-
lar letters being sent out, by the
Brewers from Kansas City and
elsewhere, we deem it necessary
to advise that under the law a
person can have in his own
home at one time, one barrel of
beer and one gallon of whiskey
or wine, and he may have in his
place of business not to exceed
one quart of intoxicating liquor
at one time. This does not mean
that he can order or receive each
day a barrel of beer and one gal-
lon f whiskey or one gallon of
wine, for the reason that the
liquors herein named can only
be used in his own immediate
family; no part of it can either
be sold given away, or other-
wise furnished to others. This
office will vigorously prosecute
any person who violates any of
the provisions, of this law.
TheShawhan Distillery Com-
pany of Kansas City, is now
sending out circular letters to
the customers in this state say
'There is no law nor has thore
eyer been a law which could
stop you in any way from order-
ing whiskey and beer. You are
an American citizen and have a
perfect right to order and receive
shipments of beer and whiskey
According to the new law
which went into effect in your
state on June 11,1911, you can
only receive one gallon of whis-
key and one cask of beer daily."
This statement is grossly false
and misleading,, and will only
tend to get those who pay heed
to it into trouble, and when you
get into trouble with the state
these rascally brewing compan-
ies will desert you and leave you
and leave you to tight the battle
The law does not permit you
to receive one gallon of whiskey
and one cask of beer daily
You Can Afford It
$50 pays for an unlimited life schol
arship in Bookkeeping, or Shorthand
in our school. $50 will pay for the
board and lodging of the rverage stu-
dent while completing one of these
courses. Two of these courses com-
bined will cost $95 for life scholarship.
The average time for completing the
two courses when taken at the same
time is five months, therefore board
and lodging would amount to about"
$*>2.50, When one or more of thesu
courses i<s finished, we will place gradu-
ate in a position where his first two or
three months salary will reimburse h m
for all necessary tuition and board paid
for the course. The graduate will
soon admit that if he had to borrow
every cenl of the money to pay board
and tuition that it was the best invest-
ment he ever made.
With the famous Byrne Symplified
Shorthonil and Practical Bookkeeping
we give the student a more thorough
training, in half the tine and at half
the usual cost for a course in other
schools teaching other systems. This
is conclusively proven by the endorse-
ments in our catalog from those who
have attended other schools and stud-
ied other systems. Our catalog is free
for the asking, and it will give any
parent or young person just the infor-
mation they desire in helping them to
make up their minds as to what what
school to patronize, what kind of a
course to take, what it will cost and
what the course will enable the grad-
uate to earn.
Address Capital City Business Col-
lege, Guthrw, Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. C C. Handel,
Misses Ruth and Zoe, and the
baby Randel are moving from
Edmond, Okla. where they ha ve
made their home for several
months, to Harrison. Ark.,
where Mr. Randel is locating to
conduct the state business of
several of the leading fire insur-
ance companies. The family,
on their way to their new home,
thrived in Davenport last Friday
morning for a short visit at the
home of Mr. Handel's father, H.
O- Randel C. C. is a 32 degree
booster, as this town has good
reason to know, and Harrison,
Ark., wherever and w hatever it
is, has yood reason to be con-
gratulated on adding this excell-
ent family to its population.
FOR SALE OR TRADE
1 have 80 acres of land near
Mulberry, Ark. will trade for
house and lot at Davenport or
Also have good house and 11
lots and fine cave at Calico, Ark.
Will trade for $2,000 worth of
property, farm prefered.
Sam L. Castleberry
47,000 Bricks in a Oay
The brick plant broke its pre-
vious record last Monday by
turning out, -17,000 brick and
would have reached 50,000 eaisly
had it not been for enforced
stops waiting for shale. It has
been found necessary to build
another dry shed and this will
be placed just, west of the first
one. When this is done the
plant can run continuously and
have room enough in the sheds
to dry the brick before putting
them into the kinds. It is tak
ing considerable time to get
things arranged so that the plant
can be operated continuously
but it is a big concern and re-
presents a great amount, of work
Newspaper reports say that
the local optionists who are plan-
ning to resubmit the prohibition
question are tickled over the re-
cent victory of the "wets'" in
Texas. A majority of the peo-
ple of Oklahoma hope some of
those fellows are interested in
Texas conditions to the extent
moving down there.
Elesa Reed, daughter ot Wm.
Allen died last Friday morning
and was buried in the Booker
Co. |Attorn*y Jones was in
town last Friday on business.
W. R. Smith made business
trip to Ripley, the latter part of
Ike Parnell spent Tuesday and
Wednesday with his parents at
H. B. Gibson returned this
week from a trip through Ark-
Will Rosengrant who now
lives near Vera, Oklahoma start-
ed home overland, Thursday
morning. The two Hugo boys
accompanied him. The trip is
about 80 miles.
Summer Comfort in the Home
depends, to a great extent, on the arrange-
ments for cooking, washing, ironing and light.
This is an opportune time to install gas
lights or a gas range because they will add to
your comfort these hot days and because w e
are making a
10 Per Cent Reduction
on all gas supplies for the month of July.
Consult us regarding your needs.
Meals 25c, Lodging . 5c, Board
and Lodging $350 per week
0. C. Burgess transacted busi-
ness at the county seat Monday.
Some nice fresh Ginger
at the Home Bakery.
Prof, and Mrs, J. E. Crowder
left last Friday night for Chick-
Judge W- W. Baker is tne new
manager of the brick plant since
last Saturday. The judge can
Mrs. Recter left Friday morn-
ing for Skedee to visit her daugh-
ter Mrs. W. W. Littlefield.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
All persons interested in the
New Zion (Christian church)
cemetery are requested to meet
at the church on Thursday, Aug-
ust 3, 1911. Bring your dinner
and tools. We wish to glean
and re-fence the cemetery and
transact other necessary busi-
ness in this connection. '
R. P. Martin.
J. T. Rowland,
M. C. Freeman.
Rowland Supply Company
From talking with the farm-
ers of this vicinity, only one con-
clusion con be reached as to the
cotton outlook: that there is as
good prospect for a good crop as
there has ever been at this time
of year. If there is anything
like a favoiible season, there
will be an edormous amount of
feed stuff raised too.
Asa Burroughs returned home
from Calvin, Okla., Tuesday,
for a short rest from his work.
He is suffering from skin poison-
ing in hands and arms.
('hester Stacy of the Citizens
National bank of Tulsa spent
Sunday in Davenport.
Irving Stacy who is employed
at Kendrick by W. G. Richie
was in town Monday.
E. B Moore transacted busi-
ness at Chandler Monday morn-
The people of the Landmark
Missionary Baptist denomination
will begin a series of revival
meetings a tithe Christian church
Monday night July 31. Evange-
list Oura will have charge of the
meetings and Prof. Reams will
direct the music. Everybody is
invited to attend.
While it is true that we have
in [ Hot had a big rain for a lon^, j
your family or place of business, 'on8 time, the string of little
and the brewing company that oae8 which have been coming |
id vises you that it does so allow regularly of late are doing much
you, tells that which it knows S00d and have resumed this
to be absolutely false and is only
sent you for the purpose of get
ting vour money, no matter what
the result may be.
As to you, I warn you that
if you pay heed to this and act
accordingly that you will get all
kinds of trouble on jour hands.
Si' cerely yours,
part of the state
from a cotton
Misses Bonnie Elliott and Pau-
line Bond of Chandler have been
visiting with Misses Lena Hud-
dleson uud Willie Baugus
Ed 'Vlutton and Raymond are
back in Davenport for this week
on business Their home is now
in Ghillicothe, Texas where Ed
owns a barber shop and is doing
Arthur Snow, formeily em-
ployed on the Era. but now
farming near Stroud, was in
town Wednesday with his
daughter. He reports the cot-
ton in his neighborhood in good
[just What You Want"*
I You can get at Nick-
Rolled Oats, Guaranteed ag-
1 able Peaches only 15c per can
The famous GOLD PLUMB
All kinds of canned and pack-
If in need of fruit jars
dont fail to get our
prices for they are right
We sell you 9 bars of
laundry soap for 25c.
E. H, Nickell &
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