The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 17, 1912 Page: 1 of 6
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Vol. 4. No. 41.
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 1912.
$1.00 per year
Everybody was Tagged
Last Tuesday was "Tag Day"
for the Davenport Cemetery Im-
provement association. A num-
ber of young ladies were on the
street all (My to pin a red tag on
everyone wht> appeared and who
would produce the required
amount of 10 cents or more.
Almost everyone fell victim to
the plan, including many strang-
ers who were passing through
the town and the effort cleared
$21.20 for the association. The
ladies, who are engineering the
plans of the association say that
they will need about $100 to be-
gin on the work of improving
S the cemetery and almost half of
that, has been raised by the tags
and the pie party. No doubt
something else will be announced
in the near future, and, what'
ever it is, should be encouraged
and assisted for the very worthy
object, toward which it is direct
A Wheel of Fortooe
Without a Blank
the principal thing invested be-1
ing scraps of time taken from
the waste basket.
Earn while you learn by tak-
ing a correspondence course of
Bookkeeping, Shorihand, Type-
writing, Business Law. Business
English, Business Mathematics
or Business writing thru our
correspondence department. Ws
can teach you. We guarantee
it. We secure satisfactory re-
sults or refund the money. All
tuition paid on correspondence
course is credited on personal
course if the student desires to
finish in our school. In other
words, the tuition in correspon
dedce department is absolutely
free where a scholatship if
bought for personal work Many
find it to their advantage, evwn
where they intend to take per
sonal work, to first enioll for
correspondence «ork and utilize
their spare moments until they
are ready to enter. This often
saves them a couple of months'
time and board in school on per-
sonal course work. Others take
the correspondence course with
a view to finishing it by corres-
pondence, and make a success
We use our own original copy-
righted methods in handling our
correspondence work. We make
every subject practical and inter-
esting from start to finish; give
every lesson personal attention
and personal repljy/ During the
past seven years we have taught
hundreds successfully, and know
we can teach you. Why con-
tinue wasting your spare mom
ents? i urn them into know
ledge and make sure your fut-
For full particulars address
Capital City Business College,
Oil Showing at Stroud
There was considerable excite-
ment. at Stroud the first of the
week, occasioned by a showing
of oil inr the well on the Burk-
hait farm five miles north of
Stroud, Sec. 35 16 6. An oil
sand was encounteres at about
2,100 ft. The stratum of this
sand proved to be about 40 ft. in
thickness, but the shoeing of
oil> was not considered strong
enough to warrant shooting.
Bairds to Come Back
Dr. W D. Baird is "sure
enough" going to move back to
Davenport and resumeJiis prac-
tice here. His family will arrive
in a few days and the household
goods will be shipped soon. The
people of Davenport will be glad
to welcome this family back
"home." Dr. Baird still owns
his sanitarium at the corner of
First street and Broadway, and
this will be newly equipped and
furnished for the doctor's pro-
fessional headquarters. Dr.
Band is highly regarded in
these parts as a professional man,
and is considered an especially
Report of the Davenport Pub-
lic School for the month ending
Number of boys em oiled 07
Number of girls enrolled 03
Total number enrolled 130
Total No droped from roll 21
Total No. on i "11 today 110
Total days attendance girls 1107
Total days atten .ance boys 1091
Total days attendance 2108
Total days absence 402
Average daily attedance 109
Per cent of attendance 84
Cases of tardiness 88
Neither absent, nor tardy 43
The attendance has not been
as good as we wish. Several
have staved out to pick cotton.
For a pupil to make the Eighth
grade or anj grade in High
school, it is absolutely necessary
that he is present every day.
The ^parents can greatly assist
the teachers in their work if
they will see that their children
are present and on time every
day. Let us all work together
for the best school Davenport
has ever had.
F. O. McLean, Principal.
I still have 3 yearling mules
and 2 good cows for sale—J M.
SIXTH OF A MILLION
AMOUNT ESTIMATED TO BE RAISED
FOR COUNTY EXPENSES IN 1913
Nearly a sixth of a million
dollars is needed according to
the estimates for the expenses
of Lincoln county the present
fiscal year, as shown by Clerk
Rea's cer tified statement.
To explain the remarkable in-
crease in the yearly estimates,
si rice the election of Seelig and
Allenbaugh, it is claimed that a
"democratic" deficit has to be
met, of ♦53,000.
The last estimate by a demo-
cratic board, in 1910, was only
$112,301.20. If you subtract the
alleged deficit from the increase
in later estimates it will be seen
that the raise is $85,212.30 over
the running expense previous to
liftl. Yet. in the face of all this
they claim they are saving the
taxpayers over fifty thousand,
with taxes increasing by bounds.
Another point: In 1910 the
law permitted the board to draw
warrants for only 80 per cent of
the current, estimate. So the
board could not possibly spend
over 80 per cent of the 1112,301,
if) 1911, which is #89,814.95.
That was the absolute limit of
what the democratic board could
spend. Now add to this those
judgmeuts amounting to $53,-
000, including heavy illegal
claims rejected by them, and we
find the democratic board is
responsible for county expenses
of $142,814.90 for that fiscal year.
No possible jugglery 0f f}gUles
could make it more.
The next year a republican
estimate was for nearly 148
thousand, and now this is raised
to practically a sixth of a million
dollars under a republican ad-
And look! Under our present
laws no allowance is made for
uncollected taxes. The board
could issue warrants today FOR
THE ENTIRE SIXTH OF A
MILLION DOLLAKS for coun-
ty ciairns, good or bad.—Review
If any voter doubts that Jones
dares not discharge Fred Wago-
ner just let them ask John J.
Gayman, R. P Roop, P. G. liow-
den and Chas. Buzzi. The coun-
ty candidates recently went to
Jones in a body and demanded
the discharge of Wagoner.
Jones dared not comply. We
will give him all the space
he wants in the Tribune to tell
COURT OF COUNTr COMMISSIONERS
State of Oklahoma, )
County of Lincoln, | 89
I, J. E. Rea, county clerk in
and for said county and state,
do hereby certify that the follow-
ing is the amount as shown by
commissioners journal No. 4,
page 250, which is the estimated
amount for fiscal year ending
June 30, 1911, and is column
Amount - $112,301.20
And for the year ending June
30, 1912, journal No. 4, page 432
which is the total estimate;
Amount - $147,708.70
And for the year ending June
30, 1913, journal No. 4, page 621,
which is the total estimate;
Amount - $102,040.00
Done this 9th day of October,
1912, at my office in the City of
J. E. Rea, County Clerk.
E. N. Wilson, former rural
route carrier out of Payson, and
wife have moved to Davenport
to make their home.
Box Supper Friday Night
OCT. 25, AT THE SCHOOL HOUSE
The school will give a box
supper Friday night Oct. 25th
1912, at the school house, for the
purpose of making a first pay-
ment on a new piano purchased
by the school.
A short program will be ren-
dered, after which the boxes will
be sold. There will be a cake
for for the prettiest girl, and a
pie for the ugliest man.
All are cordially invited.
Come and en joy yourselves,
Prof, and Mrs. McLean were
in Cushing Saturday and Sun-
W. M Hickey will have a sale
at his place one mile west of
Davenport, Thursday, Oct. 24.
Ho has a big list of horses, cattle
and other items tlmt. will make
the sale one of the best of this
W. N. Robberson who is em
ployed in Oklahoma City spent
Sunday with his parents of this
Miss Virginia Martin was vis-
iting her parents over Sunday
from Oklahoma City.
Miss Lela Boggs of Chandler
is spending this week with Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Whitman and
Mr. and Mrs. Trumbo took in
the carnival at Cushing last
What You Get at Moores
Good coffee at - - 20c Sugar, 161bs for
Corn meal • - 30c Cabbage, per pound
Lard - - 11c Spuds, per bushel
Meat - - 10c Keg Kraut, per pound
$2.50 Shoes for $2. $2.50 Hat for $1.75 $12.50 Suit for $7.50
Brand new dollar blankets for 85c. Comforts worth $1.50 for $1.25.
All new—no old culled goods in our store.
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Misses AJinta and Reta Day
and Eleanor Iryin spent Monday
eyening with Anna Robberson.
W.T. Irvin's father and sis-
ter, W. G. Irvin and Miss Edna
lrvin of Moorefield, Ky. are vis-
iting at the Irvin home this
We have charge of the drug department and
and will do your prescription work right and
reasonable. We know how.
This is not all you get at Moore's. You get
fair dealing, full measure; fresh goods, the
COTTON MARKET right off the wire, courteous
treatment, low prices, high class merchandise and
a hearty welcome.
You are welcome,
E. B. Moore & Co.
Ed. Whitton and little son
Raymond were in town several
days this week. The Whittons
now live at Chillicothe, Texas.
is the day for you to
bring your butter and
eggs this way and we
will pt^y you the. high-
est prices for them
and sell you the best
class of goods cheap-
est. Give us a trial.
21c for Eggs
27c for Butter
And we will pay you the highest prices for
your cotton, pecans and other produce you
have to sell. We help you, you help us. We
can neither one turn the world over by our-
selves. We must work together. There is al-
ways a time when each needs help, so help
those who have helped you and they will help
We handle a complete line of staple and
fancy groceries. We guarantee every pound
or can to be full weight and of the very best.
Waiting to take the matter up with you di-
rect, we remain
Very truly yours
Swarts & Ingenthron
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