The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1912 Page: 1 of 6
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I N D EPENDEN1
IN POLITICS - A FAIR
DEAL FOR EVERYONE
Vol. 4. No. 42.
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCT. 24, 1912.
Speaking of Republican effici-
ency at the court house, Daven-
port school district No. 129 has
had ahout eleven hundred dollars
worth of evidence of the careful
methods used in the county
treasurers office. Several years
ago, some changes, made in the
boundaries of Dist. 129, gave it a
nice stretch of Frisco and Santa
Fe railroad from which to draw
school tax, We didn't get it
though and haven't got' it yet.
The county treasurer went right
on collecting the taxes on the
above railroad property and pay-
ing it to the other district, so
that when the board of District
129 got wind of the matter last
spring and went to look the
matter up they found that they
had, in all, been short changed
out of >1,1(52.97. Part of this
amount was what had been col-
lected and paid to ihe other dis-
trict and lite remainder was the
amount that the railroads had
escaped paying by reason of be-
ing asse.-sed according to the
levy of a country district in-
stead of the levy of Dist. 129.
The local board was at first as-
sured that everything was al-
right but upon insisting on see-
ing the books, found the above
to be the facts. The board, of
course, raised a "bis holler"
about it and demanded the
money of the railroads and of
the other district but they
haven't got it yet, and are not
liable to without a lot of trouble
and legal expense.
The other district took what
money was collected for it and
asked no questions, the railroad*
paid what they had to, and no
more, and no one has accused
the4reasurer's office of any t hing
crooked in the deal. It was just
a big mistake—a mistake that
means being done out of enough
money to run the Davenport
town government for a year and
a sum that the district could
have used very conveniently at
any time. It vVill also be one of
the reasons why Davenport will
help to elect Silverthorn treasur-
The Cemetery Improvement
Association will give a Hallow-
een social on the night of Oct.
31. There will be the usual
Halloween pranks witches,
ghosts, apple tricks, etc. An
admission fee of 10c will,be
charged. Everybody is invited
to come and help this worthv
cause. The Davenport Ceme-
tery Improvement association
at their last meeting tendered a
vote of tnanks to the girls who
gave their services in making
"tag dav" a success.
Lo, the Poor Indian
Marshal Taulbee, last Satur
day, arrested an Indian named
Carter, for being drunk on the
streets and for making an inde
cent exposure of his person.
Carter was too drunk to walk
so the marshal loaded him into
a delivery wagon and hauled
him to the lock-up. The sight
of that noble edifice had a sober-
ing effect, evidently, for the In-
dian jumped out of the w agon
and led Taulbee af hundred yard
sprint in something less than
nothing but was finally collared
and safely judged. That night
someone broke the lock from the
door and freed the captive. So
next, time Carter comes to Dav-
enport he will probahlv find him-
self facing a variety «>f charges
of offense against the peace and
dignity of the municipality,
MissCloe Smith, who writes
North Fox notes for the Era,
sent to the office one day this
week 13 fine pears which ought
to have gone to the state fair.
Some of them measured a fo ,t
around and they reminded one
of the Biblical pictures of the
fruit the spies brought back
from the promised land. Mr.
Smith raised them on his farm
north of Davenport and says
that his daughter canned a num-
ber of bushels as nice as the
specimens submitted. The Era
certainly appreciates the nice
CORPORATION COMMISSION TO CUT
$400,000 RABLROAD "MELONS"
FOR THE PUBLIC
As the result of an agreement
between Chairman Love Com-
missioner Henshaw on behalf ot
j the Oklahoma Corporation Com-
mission and the presidents of the
j railroads operating in (tklahoma,
; reached in St Louis on Monday
of this week, the Corporation
Commission will soon make a
distribution of four hundred
thousand dollars to Oklahoma
freight shippers. This money
is the fund t hat has been accum-
ulated in fieight collections in
excess of the Commission scale
of rate, while the railroad appeal
from the Commission orders has
been pending in the surpreme
court The railroads have decid-
ed to drop the fight and put the
Commission rates into effect.
All persons or concerns who
have paid freight on carload
shipments between points with-
in the State of Oklahoma during
the last year, or since the rate
orders were appealed, should
get their paid expense bills to-
gether and be ready to show a
claim for their part of this fund.
!)FV!)Tcn TO THE IN-
TERESTS OF ONE OF
THE BEST TOWNS IN
$1.00 per year
The railroads will pay the ex-
cess charges to the Commission
in a lump sum and the Commiss-
ion'will make the refunds to the
The two per cent passenger
fare case is still pending.
The victory thus secured
means, in addition to tiiis big re.
fund, a saving to the shippers of
the state of at least $500,000 per
yeAr, the amount increasing in
proportion to the volume of traf-
fic done. Every town in the
sta^e, and nearly every business
concern, will share in this diyis
ion bf the fruit of the Commiss-
ion 's efforts.
A. P. Watson. Commissioner.
Work has been finished on the
hutments of the steel concrete
bridge near the DeMoss place
east of Davenport and work
there will be delayed a few days
waiting for the bridge which is
on the way. When completed,
which will be in a very short
time, this will be a permanent
joti which will last many years
and will be a source of satisfact
ion to all who have occasion to
use the road. Another bad place
that is being remedied is near
the Horton place north east of
Davenport. A fine new bridge
is being built there. It takes
some of the sting out of high
taxes lo see some of the money
being put into permanent im-
provements like these and as
long as Jake Collar keeps up his
policy of getting something
worth while for the money spent
in his district, he cau be reaaona-
bh certain of being. retained on
tho board of Commissioners.
REA VS REA
There is a difference in the
certificates of County Clerk Rea
with regard to the estimates for
county expenses for the year of
1910. The statement he furnish-
ed the democrats is $112,301.
To the republican campaign
committee Kea stated that the
amount needed in 1910 was $102,-
356.20." The difference is a
cunning piece of strategy for
political effect. He gives to the
republicans the figures "needed"
for both the fiscal year and the
calander year, combined, run-
ning from January, 1910 to
June, 1911. To the democrats
he gave the true figures for fiscal
years from June to June, the
only fair way to do. The Nichols
style of juggling puts Frank
Greer in the shade.—Review—
Opposed to Cullen and McLain
on the democratic ticket, are
two republicans, one a banker
and the other a speculator. The
democratic candidates are both
successful business men. Which
class will best represent you in
J. A. Phillips is doing his best
to promote the interests of the
democratic ticket He is only
after a minor ofiice, that of
county weigher, but «if elected
he will make it one of some dig-
nity and importance a real pro-
tection to the people of every
community, as the law creating
it meant for it to be.—Review.—
J. M. Gardner is a plain hon-
est farmer and will not resort to
double crossing and trickery to
be elected Sheriff. The election
of John Gardner means several
thousand dollars in the pockets
of the tax payers. He has
worked all his life on the farm
and will put tho same energy in
his office work. Just try John
Gardner and see if he does not
give entire satisfaction.—Trib-
The interests of the orphan
children and the estates of the
deceased, are absolutely safe in
the hands of Judge Jarrett.
There is not a shadow of an ex-
cuse for a change in this office.
No republican can say that he
has received the worst of it on
account of partisanship and no
democrat lias received special
favors. Vote for Judge Jarrett
and efficiency and economy in
(iffice. —T ri bu ne—Ad v.
Prof. McLean's mother and
his grandfather J. E. Stevenson
visited at his home last Satur-
day and Sunday.
Only two classes of lawyers
aspire to lie county attorney.
The young manv with a record
to make, and the broken down,
old and unsuccessful men.
Which kind is safest to trust
with county business.—Adv.
Republican campaign com-
mittee admits that taxes are
higher under the Seelig and All-
enhaugh administration of coun-
ty affairs than they weie und r
a democratic administration.
Mr. taxpayer if you want econ-
emy in county affairs, elect Col-
lar, Morrow and Hillman.—Adv
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 tho prettiest girl, and a
pie for the ugliest man.
All are cordially invited.
Come and en joy yourselves.
Moore Pines for Former Associates.
When the advertising solicitor called on Mr.
Moore this week he found him sending out state-
ments of account on some of which he had writ-
ten "Don't let this worry you," "You needn't pay
this until you get the money" and other Alphon-
so-Gaston inscriptions. He was visibly annoyed
by a farmer who came in and insisted on paying
tas account. Seven traveling men stood waiting
with order books in hand and occasionally one
would nervously examine some papers he carried
in an inside pocket, railroad time tables no doubt.
Then Moore would look like something hurt him.
"I'm feeling a little blue, lately", he said "be-
cause so many of my friends of last summer have
deserted me~account of my politics, I guess. All
who come now want to buy something or pay
something. My best friends, never show up any
moie. This is too strenuous. I would like to see
more of the fellows who used to come in, watch
the checker game a while, and then leisurely and
liberally buy a bill of goods without requiring us
to set up a din with the cash register."
1 still have 3 yearling mules
and 2 good cows for sale—J. M.
is the day for you to
bring your butter and
eggs this way and we
will pay 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 !or 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 ti ne when each needs help, so help
th ose 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 he 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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