The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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I N D EPENDEN1
IN POLITICS - A FAIR
T'AL FOR EVERYONE
DEVOTED TO THE IN-
TERESTS OF ONE OF
THE BEST TOWNS IN
Voi. 3. No. 50.
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DEC. 14, 1911.
$1.00 per year
Prize Piano is a Beauty
The Girls All Admire it==The Sub=
scription Campaign Prizes will
go intj Many homes=-Some=
thing for Every girl
Lincoln Co. is being scoured
as wiih a fine tooth comb for
subscriptions to tne New Era
and Profitable Farming. The
young ladies are being treated so
courteously that more of them
art' constantly mak'irig big col-
Sharp competition is reported
from some quarters. A man
was cornered at a sale the other
day by -two contestants. Each
claimed his allegiance and votes
and a conversation something
lik • the following is said to have
"Now Mr. Blank, just think,
you, can give me 500 votes if you
will" 'No^ what do you think
I am, a *oting machine?" haid
the victim, "I'll be so tired I'll
have to lay off a week if 1 vote
for you 5U0 times."
' Oh, you see it's all done at
one time—all 5OO votes at one
ballot. All you need to do is
•'The same for me" broke in
the other Kill. "Don't forget
that—just two ballots aiid two
subscriptions." "No sir, you'r
going >0 fast there. Any man
u iii) voles for two candidates
for the same office loses his vote
and if he was fool enough to
vote 1,000 times—why, what are
you trying to do with me any-
way?" O, come out of it" said
the first girl, " You bnow what
we want and you know it's al-
right—one years subscription
for each of us, they advance you
two years. Come now—"
"No I don't know it is alright'
remonstrated Blank, "I don't
know it's alright by a long shot.
I can't yoto for two candidates
for the same place, and if I vote
for one of you, then the other
will be mad. So good bye now
I'm going home."
'Wait a minute—O, shucks,
1 he old grouch" cried both girls.
Blank went on home but later,
got to feeling so cluap over ttie
way he had stood the girls off,
he hunted them up separaiely
and dug up two dollars for each
A mighty handsome little jew-
el case if given to every girl as
soon as she has turned in *10 on
subscriptions. These little gem
cases are beauties and are gold
finished and satin lined and are
not a very common ornament.
Standing of Contestants
Followimg is the standing of
the contestants, Thursday, Dec.
Josie Brown 32,800
Eleanor Irvin 21,100
Mary Christy 19,100
Mrs. Myrtle Nickell 1,500
Cloe Smith 1,500
Lizzie Chowning 1.400
Ada Nickell 1,200
Lillian Whitt 2.40O
Nannie K Willis 1,100
Ethel Sharp 1,600
Edith Burroughs 1,100
Reta Day 1,100
Mamie Pryor 1,100
Debbie Massey 1,100
Goldie Burroughs 1.0 0
Jane Chowning 1.000
Winnie Keeler 1,000
Emma Owen 1,000
Dona Mae Bland 1,000
Allie Tuttle 1,000
Viola Dye 1,000
Lyda Cannon 1,000
Wiha Baugus 1,000
Ollie Pryor 1,000
Georgia Smith 1,000
W. H. Keeler, whose death,
Dec., 4th, was briefly announc
ed in last week's Era, was a
native of Connecticutt, having
been born at Ridgetield in that
state, February 22, 1848. He
came west when a young man
and in 18(5!) was united in mar-
riage to Miss Mary C. Norris at
Iola, Kansas, where the family
resided a number of years. Later
they moved to Washington and
in the early 90's returned to
Missouri. In November of 1901
they came to Oklahoma.
Besides the widow, deceased
leaves four sons and four daugh-
ters, all grown. He was regard-
ed as a successful man, in a
modest way, having reared and
educated an excellent family
and having always occupied a
place of leadership in the com-
munity. He was regarded as a
good neighbor, a loyal friend and
of unswerving honesty in his
Death ocoured after an illness
of only a week's duration and
v as by reason of this the greater
shock to his host of friends who
had not been advised of his
dangerous condition. The re-
mains were laid to rest at the
Stroud cemetery, Wednesday
Dec. 0th, the 1. O. O F. of
which deceased was a member,
having charge of the ceremonies
COUNTY EXAMINATION FOR STUDENTS
ENTERING STATE A. & M.
White boys and girls fourteen yeara
of age and over will be granted exam-
ination for admission to the State Ag-
ricultural and Mechanical College
located at Stillwater, Oklahoma, by
the County Superintendent on Satur-
day, December 30, at Chandler Lincoln
County, Oklahoma, as required by law.
The County Superintendent will hold
the examination, and the papers will
be graded by the A. & M. College.
Notice will be sent the prospective
student before the beginning of the
winter term, January 4. Such county
examinations will gave prospective
students much expense and trouble in
Common and high school. graduates
are admitted to the College on their
diplomas without examination.
Tuition in the State A. & M. College
is free. The winter term opens Jan-
Miss Ida Lamer 0. Hydro, Ok.
is visiting in Davenport with
her sister Mrs. J. L. Edwards.
Road Building Success
The "33 miles of road without
a cent of cost" which the farm-
ers and townspeople built
straight through the county,
north and south last Friday
is said to be a dandy. An army
of men and teams was employed
the one day and worked accord-
ing to prearranged plans. From
a distance, it appears that the
Chandler News-Publicist is en-
titled to the credit for startiug
the project. The Chandler
Tribune, though it is not gener
ally very enthusiastic about any-
thing hatched out in the Pub
office, climbed into the band
wagon and betw een the two they
prodded that tier of townships
into doing something that has
made Lincoln county famous.
Of course the people of the coun-
try and the towns along the
road worked but they will get
credit for it in the papers. This
little bouquet is tendred our es-
teemed contemps with the reali-
zation that it is probable all the
recognization they will get for
their hard work in the interests
of the road.
Bi oilers, 8 c
Ouinies, 12 1-2 Each
City Meat Market
Report of the Condition of the
DAVENPORT STATE BANK
at Davenport in the State of Oklahoma at the
close of business Dec. 5th, 1911.
Loans and Discounts ... $57,474.99
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured - 615.29
Stocks, bonds. Warrants ... 2,824.94
Banking House ... 3,900.00
Furniture and fixtures - 2.680.00
Other Real Estate Owned - - 1.350.20
Due from Banks .... 23.480.80
Checks and Other Cash Items - . 674.78
Cash in Bank 4.718.86
Capital Stock Paid in Jl2.600.00
Surplus Fund > • - 650.00
Undivided Profits, less expenses and
Taxes Paid ... 111.39
Due to Banks .... 3,532.85
Individual Deposits Subject to Check 64.698.75
Time Certificates of Deposit 14.238.00
Cashier's Checks Outstanding; - 1.888.87
Total - - - $97,619.86
State of Oklahoma, County of Lincoln, ss.
I. O. D. Groom, Vice-Pres. of the above named
Bank, do solemnly swear that the above state-
ment is true to the best of my knowledro and
belief, so help me God.
O. D. GROOM. Viee«Pre*ident.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th
day of Dec., 1911.
John VV. Stalker, Notary Public
O. D. GROOM
CHAS. A. BRYAN
A. J. LANGER
W. H. Morrow and family
drove in to D. 8. St rough1 a yard
last Tuesday night after a 200
mile trip across country from
Carter, Okla. After spending
a few days with Davenport
friends they will go on to the
farm which they have rented
two miles north of Stroud.
Earl Whitman and Ralph
Nash returned Wednesday from
a months hunting trip in the
mountains of Le Flore county.
They say they killed one deer,
seven turkeys and the bag limit
of other game.
Make Your Dollars Have More Cents
W'idctt' _ „
your Selections Eaily--t!i3 opening day.
You can do so by exercising care in the purchase of your Christ-
mas presents. We will have on display, beginning Saturday, Dec-
ember 16, a stock of Christmas goods which probably includes all
the items you will want. Realizing the scarcity of money we have
planned to sell on the smallest possible margin of profit. We know
you can not object to our prices. Following are some articles suit-
able for presents:
Co nb and Brush Sets
Smo' ing set
Babies Toilet sets
Post Card album
Silver berry spoons
Silvtr butter knives and
can get for
you and "split the
Ask to see our wholesale catalogs and prices if you do not find what you want in stock,
need to go further than Davenport for anything. But don't put it off
We can supply your needs in the way of Christmas nuts and candies,
large assortment of fancy and bucket candy and the prices are right.
We have a
| The Red Cross Pharmacy
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