The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 25, 1912 Page: 1 of 6
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Vol. 3. No. 52.
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 1912.
$1.00 per year
Has Started Something
It is the Era'a opinion that the
Chandler Review started some-
thing last week that will cause
the politicians of Lincoln county
considerable loss of sleep before
they get it stopped. The Re-
view states that it has been ask-
ed by a responsible citizen to in-
vite consideration of a plan to
select candidates who will pledge
to furnish their own deputies.
"Salaries are fixed by law and
cannot be cut down arbitrarily,
but the law does not compel dep-
uty service. * * * * Those re-
receiving the highest (salaries)
could pay a deputy $900 and still
have $1,475 for themselves, or
about $125 per month, and that
is more than some of them could
otherwise earn. Besides good
deputies could be had for a third
less. The assessor can make a
thousand clear and have all his
work done by competent men."
The salaries of the county of-
ficeas are as follows:
County Judge - - $2,375
County Attorney - 2,374
Sheriff - - 2,375
Treasurer - - 2,125
District Clerk - 2,125
Register of Deeds - 2,125
County Superintendent 1,000
Clerk of County Court 1,200
First deputy in all offices 900
Second deputy - • 600
First deputy - 000
Commissioners - 700
The latter get fees and milage
in addition to the above amount.
"The county assessor draws
5 per cent of the assessments on
the first two millions, 2A per cent
on the next three millions and
li per cent on the next 30 mil-
lions, over that '% per cent. For
a 25 million assessment he would
receive about $4,750."
The proposition to exact from
pledges, right now is the time
for them to speak up.
Around the Court Huuse
The following marriage li-
censes were issued out of the
County Court since our last re-
Josie Todd and Goldie Brooks
(col.) both of Stroud.
Jesse E. McFarland an if Cora
Clinginpee), both of Stroud.
Harry H. Humphries, Sparks
and Mattie Alex, Sparks (col.)
Robert K. Lokey and Harriel
Reece, both of Sparks.
Herman Pickett and Lettie,
Thompson, both of Avery.
John H. Anderson, Payson
and Oda G. Haunn Meeker.
Sylvester M Jones and Daisv
E. Dunsmore, both of Chandler.
It has been determined by Dis
trict Judge, C. B. Wilson, Jr.
that ther will be but one more
petit jury drawn during the re-
mainder of the present fiscal
year. The jury will have to be
summoned in February to try
the Sayers and Sollers rape cases
and it has been decided to try all
other cases on the docket who
elect trials by jury, at that time
and no jury will be summoned
for the May term This decision
on the part of Judge Wilson will
meet the approbation of the tax
payers and is in the interest of
economy. Men would be very
loathe to leave their crops dur-
ing the month of May to serve
on a jury and this is another
reason why people will be pleas-
ed. By the way, have you
noticed how little criminal busi
ness there is in the courts since
prohibition went into effect?
ing schools last week and reports
that the schools in that part of
the country are all in fine shape.
He announces that a teachers
examination will be held iu
Chandler on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this week. On
Saturday an examination will
be held for teachers who desire
to instruct in the County Normal
Institutes in the State.
The Chandler City School
Board is lestituing a practice
that might be followed with pro
tit by the schools in the County.
They are causing a monthly
fumigation to lie made of all the
school buildings, thus destroying
any and desease germs and pre-
venting or at least reducing the
likelihood of and epidemic get-
ting into the school. They are
evidently believers in the old
adage that an ounce of preven-
tion is better than ;> pound of
In the countv court in Feb-
ruary the preliminary hearing
will be held in the < use of the
State vsJohn P. Ford. Ford is
the preacher that is charged
wi.th having two wives, one of
whom resides in Davenport, We
understand that if he is bound
over to the District court, that
an agreement has been effected
whereby the rase will be t.iied
Three new cases filed in the
candidates promises to hire their. District Court is as follows:
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own deputies will look mighty
good to the taxpayers of the
county, who are in a position
just now to appreciate any sav-
ing that can be judiciously made
in the running expenses of the
county. After some little dis-
cussion of the plan locally, the
only objection the Era has heard
is that it will result in hiring
"cheaper deputies." So be it.
The officer would be just as
much responsible for the proper
conduct of the office under the
new plan as under the old and
whatever penalties there are for
incompetence or neglect would
apply then as now- If none
whom the voters regard as com-
petent will accept office under
these conditions, they can be
abandoned but if there are com
petent ones who will make the
J. M, Murry vs Geo. N, Annin
et al, money judgment.
J. W. Custis ys Reece Daniel
et al, foreclosure of mortgage.
Dusty Barnard is the name of
a dissatisfied and forsaken wom-
an who is sueing for a divorce
from Lee Barnard. Dusty al-
leges that they were married in
the state of North Carolinia
twelve years ago and that after
living togather over ten years
Mr. Lee got tired of Dusty and
dusted. The petition does not
say it just that way but that is
what it means. Dusty asks for
the custody of their three child-
ren, Mary aged 7, Edna aged 6
and Pearly May aged 3.
County Assessor Smith and
his deputies are now busily en
gaged in assessing the property
of the county. They report that
the people, or at least most of
them, are perfectly willing that
a actual cash value be placed on
their property when they find
that the same will be done to the
whole county anil state. No man
likes to be assessed at the full
value of his property and know
that his neighbor is assessed at
only half value. Assessor Smith
asks that some latitude be allow-
ed by the tax payers to the judg-
mant of the aesessors. He ponts
out that two men who have been
practical farmers all their lives
may be sent to appraise a piece
of land and that they may con-
scienciously ditt'er as much as a
thousand dollars in the value of
the land. Since thio is true is it
not reasenable that the assessor
should be allowed some latitude
in fixing the value of the assess-
County Superintendent, P. (i.
Kawdon was iri the country be
tween Stroud and Prague visit-
| Everything You Need
We carry almost every
thing. You may de
pend on finding it at
our drug store if it is
in town, if not we g
will order it for you. ♦
We Want Your Business |
We Try Hard to Please j
We would take the roof off to please a customer.
Red Cross Pharmacy \
Davenport, Okla. t
a deadenin6 habit
A fault-finding, criticising
habit is fatal to all excellence.
Nothing will strangle growth
quicker than a tendency to hunt
for flaws—to rejoice in the un-
lovely, like a hog, which always
has his nose in the mud, and
rarely looks up. The direction
in which he looks indicates his
life aim, and people who are
always looking for something to
criticize, for the crooked and
ugly, who are always suspicious,
who invariably look at the worst
side of others, are but giving the
wfrld a picture of themselves.
The disposition to see the
worst, instead of the best, grows
on one very rapidly, untill it ul-
timately strangles all that is
in oneself. No matter how
many times your confidence has
been betrayed, do not allow your-
self to sour, do not lose your
faith in people. The bad are the
exception; most people are hon-
est and true, and mean to do
what is right.—Success.
Chops, $1.45: 3 sacks of
for SI.—N. P. Myers.
The County Treasurer is now
paying 25 per cent of all out-
standing judgments against the
county and it is expected that
as soon as the next apportion-
ment is made that one third
more of the judgment wili be
paid. If this is accomplished it
looks like the balance of them
might be paid during the next
Engineer Wilkins said Satur
day that the Sprankle Company
would soon unload a ditching
outfit at Wellston which is of
sufficient size and power to dig
.the ditch with a 50 foot bottom
and will he used from Wellston
to Midlothian. A still larger
outfit will be unloaded farther
down the ditch with sufficient
power to dig a ditch 05 feet
across at the bottom. Mr. Wil-
kins says that the campany will
probably have three outfits go-
ing at once. The Oklahoma Co.
ditch is now completed as far as
Luther and it is expected that it
will take till June to finish the
ditch to the Lincoln County line.
C. Oliver Sells Out
Cornelius Oliver, a pioneer,
well known throughout this part
of the county, closed a deal this
week whereby he sells his 282
acre farm east of Davenport to
Wm. Wilburn, an Illinois man,
the consideration being $14,380.
The parties were brought togath
er by J. W. Stalker, a local real
Mr. Oliver's case is an encour-
aging example of what may be
accomplished in Oklahoma byr
hard work and perseverence. i3
years ago he came to this county
with three teams and $407. Af-
ter he has the sale of his stock
and implements, which will be
in the near future, he expects to
be in possession of $20,000 in
cash. This money may be said
to have been made on cotton for
it is to this staple that Mr. Oliver
has given most of his attention.
However it is a fact that should
be noted by other cotton raisers
that he has been planning to ah
andon the production of cotton,
011 so extensive a scale and de-
vote a large portion of his farm
to alfalfa, and had even planned
a -modest system of iriigation
involving the use of a gasoline
to pump water from the creek.
These plans for making an al
falfa farm of the place, it is said,
will be carried out by the new
Mr. Oliver will return to Elk
county, Kansas, from which
place he came to Oklahoma 13
card of thanks
We wish to thank all friends
for their many acts of kindness
to us in the last sickness and the
death of our darling little girl,
Mary Alice, and may God bless
you all, is the best wishes and
prayer of her loving father and
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bazzell
By Mrs. Chas. Johnson
Rev. Tannyhill preached at
the Christian church Tuesday
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The store in the Burgess build
ing is doing business now and
another one is to be in the
Wheeler building soon, from
J. C. Pringey has been quite
sick for some time. Dr. Davis
from Chandler has been attend-
Rev. Inman of Stroud preach-
ed at the M. E. church Sunday
night in Rev. Darby's place the
latter being sick,
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Bert Combs and family re-
turned to their home Tuesday
and Miss Rose Combs went home
with them to remain a year.
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Pearl Huffman's will start to
Cal. the first of the month.
Mrs. Jackson started to Cal.
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Mrs. Johnson is expecting her
mother and brother on a visit
soon. They will then move to
Cal. in the spring They now
live in Iola Kans. and write that
the weather has been very cold
there this winter and they want
to go where they have summer
the year around.
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The history class met at Mr.
Woods this week.
Mrs. Johnson sold a lovely
light blue silk wedding dress
Tuesday at Shouse Bro's store.
Now commence guessing. The
bride to be will make her home
in Oklahoma City.
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Leo Pringey is home on a visit
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Mrs. Belle Griggs is the guest
of Mrs. Johnson this week.
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Chas. Hicks and Chas. John
son were Chandler visitors Tues-
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A bale of cotton belonging to
Mr. Barnes was stolen form the
Hicks gin. The cotton was lo-
cated but the "man who stole it
hasn't vet been located.
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Mrs. Hagan called on old
friends this week.
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Chas. Mitchell and family
spent several days the first part
of the week with S. B. Arm-
strong and family.
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We are having real spring
days now and are hoping our
cold weather is over for a while.
A. and M. Train Here
Through the efforts of F.
A. Mitchell, the A. and M.
College pure seed and poul-
try train has been induced
to make a stop at Davenport
Thursday morning, Feb. 8.
Everyone in this territory
who is interested in pure
seed or poultry should be
here to see the exhibits and
hear the lectures.
FRIGHTFUL POLAR WINDS
blow with a terrific force at the far north
and play havoc with the skin, causing red,
rough or sore chapped hands and lips, that
need Bucklcn's Arnica Salve to heal them.
It makes the skin soft and smooth. Unriva-
led for cold-sores, also burns, boils, sores,
ulcers, cuts, bruises and piles. Only 25c
at Red Crost Pharmacy.
| For Sale at a Bargain .
The west 1-2 of the
south-east 1-4 of Sec-
tion 29, Twp. 15, Range
5, lying two and a half
miles northwest of Dav-
enport. Can make a
bargain price on this
and could use sale notes
or any good notes in the
trade. For further par-
ticulars, write, phone
or call on
chas. a. tilghman
Special Price en Chops.
Friday and Saturday, for 1000
lbs. or more, $1.45 per hundred,
il sacks of meal for $1—MYERS.
Eugene Dye was G5 years old
last Saturday. For a birthday
present, Mrs. Dye bought for
him the Sweat farm just south
of Davenport, paying for it the
sum of $(>,000 cash. What
puzzles us is this: When a man
has a wife like that, what in the
dickens does he want of a farm?
$100 PER PLATE
was paid at a banquet to Henry Clay, in
New Orleans in 1842. Mighty costly for
those with stomach trouble or indigestion
To day people every where use Dr. King's
New Life Pills for these troubles as well as
liver, kidney and bowel disorders. Easy,
safe, sure. Only 25 cts at Red Cross Phar-
Real Bargains in Real Estate
Farms, ranches, and Davenport
property. Live trades. All
kinds of exchanges. We make
a specialty of farm loans, write
insurance and look after rentals.
Davenport Real Estate and Investment Co.
J. vv. STALKER & Company
S. W. corner 1st and Broadway I'hon# No. 6
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F. H. GROOM, Pres.
IRVING STACY. Vlce-Pres.
O. D. groom. Cash.
Davenport State Bank
Capital Stock, $12,500
Money to Loan at all Times
on Approved Security
Sale Paper Taken on Liberal Terms
Deposits Guaranteed by State Law 5
No Officer or Director of this
Bank Owes it a Dollar
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