The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 5, 1912 Page: 1 of 4
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I N D EPENDEN1
IN POLITICS - A FAIR
DEAL FOR EVERYONE
OEVOTED TO THE IN-
TERESTS QF ONE OF
THE BEST TOWNS IN
Vol. 4. No. 48.
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1912.
$1.00 per year
A Good Showing
It would seem that the town
board of trustees has reason to
be proud of the condition of its
finances. At the regular meet-
ing last Monday night the
treasurer's monthly report
showed a balance of $8 38 in the
general fund, $10 in the street
fund and $78.05 in the cemetery
fund and not a dollar has yet
been received from the 1912 tax
collection. The estimates for
expenses are made for each
fiscal year which ends June 30th.
so the report means that the
board has run the town's busi-
ness five months of the present
fiscal year on what was left
over from the last year's money.
There is yet a little money to
come in from back taxes which
will be available before the 1912-
13 estimate is touched. All
warrants are worth par and
there is no warranted or bonded
indebtidness against the town
government except the warrant
which was given in payment for
the cemetery and which was in-
tended to be paid out of the pro-
ceeds of the sale of lots. This
has proved such a healthy com-
munity that the proceeds from
the lot «ale have been hurried to
keep up with the interest on the
warrant so there is a plan under
consideration now to have the
warrant converted into a judg-
ment which will be taken care
of by a small levy e <ch year.
Christian Herald, etc. will be
sent absolutely Free for one or
more years to any family in
Oklahoma who will send us
their name and address. Give
name and ages of your children.
Give name of fiiends who want
literature. This is positively no
advertising scheme. We have
nothing to sell. This plan is in-
tended especially to enable poor
people to supply their homes
with hi«h class readiug matter.
Address: Free Literature
Bureau, Center, Texas.
Back to Lincoln County
If the Era could find a cut of
a rooster, it would be run over
Louis Whit and family, which
by the way, now contains three
boys, another having arrived on
the 10th of last month—as we
started to say Louis and family
have moved back "Lincoln county
and will farm a school quarter
near Stroud, not very tar from
the neigborhood which he left
about a year ago, in spite of the
tears, entreaties and warnings of
Louis swopped off all his Lin
coin county property and went
to Coyle: now he has swopped
off his Coyle property and mov-
ed back to Lincoln county "We
told vou so."
"Puss Wants a Corner"
People have been moving
about in Davenport during the
past few days like thj game
"Puss wants a coi ner " W. S.
Fowler has moved from the sec-
tion house to the Sam Rankin
property and F. M. Pace, sec-
tion foreman, has moved from
the country to take posession
of the section house E. B.
Moore'i have left the hotel to
the Bullocks, and have taken
possession of their house on i he
north end of Broadway. This
put it up to Link Roberts to find
another corner, so he and his
family moved to what is known
as the Coiey tuniSe in the south
east pai l, of town. The Fletcher
family, from the country, now
live in t.lif Waples house, w here
R. C. Price lived, and the house
just east, of if is occupied, by
Following is a report for the
month ending Nov. 29, 1912:
No. joined this month
No. dropped this month
No. on roll today
Total days attendance
Total days absent
Average daily attendance
Per cent of attendance
New Methodist Pastor
Rev. T. M. Moore formerly of
Shawnee, is the new pastor of
the Methodist Church. South.
He will have this church and
the one at Depew under his
charge. Rev. M. Ready former
pastor at this place and Stroud
was tratisfered to Henryetta.
Maccabees Add Four
Good papers and magazines
such as Youth's Companion,
Ladies Home Journal, Review
of Reviews, Union Signal,
Mrs. Virginia Groom, Mrs.
Elsiu McLean, Mrs. Bettie Alex-
ander and Miss Rose Slack were
initiated into the invsteresof the
L. O. T. M. of Davenport, Tues-
day evening, Dec. 3. After the
business meeting, all were invit-
ed lo remain to partake of the
delicious refreshments, consist-
ing of chicken sandwiches, fruit I
salad, olives, cake and chocolate. I
Mis Louise J. Bitten house, of
Chandler, who is a member of
the local hive was present at. the
Rev. J. T. Jones, will preach
at Mud College next Saturday
night. Sunday at 11 o'clock and
Sunday night. * The meetings
will probably continue through
out the week. Everyone is
cordially invited to attend.
Cases of tardiness
47 . 54
We have secured a contract
with the J. S. White Lyceum
Bureau for a three number
course and* we believe that we
have gotten the best talent in
the Soutwest. For everyone
who loves music, the Emmett
Concert Company will be a
treat. Then all appreciate an
impersonator, one who can
make us forget our worries for
a spell. Nels Darling has no
equal. Then we should all think
more seriously about life. If we
can cause someone to think ser-
iously, we have accomplished
much Wni. H. Fioher, the lect-
urer, not only causes people to
think more seriously, but has
the attention of his audience Jail
the time. When he finishes one
feels as though he had learned
something worth while.
These three numbers will be
an intellectual treat to all. Let's
all make arrangements to at-
tend every number. We have
secured the contract so that if
the people take hold of this we
can not only enjoy ourselves but
also make enough money to pay
this years amount on the piano.
Tickets will be on sale this!
week for the first number, 1 he |
Emmet Concert Co. which will j
be here Dec. 14th.
Season tickets wiM be $1.00 forj
adults and 50c for school children
or single tickets will be 50c for j
adults and 25c for children, j
So you can see it will be cheaper
to get season tickets
Oil Men Interested
The vicinity of Davenport is
now attracting considerable at
tention among the oil men
evidently. Mr. Sheriff a repres-
entative of the Prairie Oil and
Gas Co , has been making a
campaign for leases north and
east of town with the result that
he has secured about 1500 acres
and is still working. These
leases provide that work shall
commence within six months
but Mr. Sheriff states that it is
the company's intention to com
mence in a short time.
C. B. Shaffer who, has been
the man behind the gun in the
Cushing development was in
town one day this week* and
made a proposition that for
leases on 2000 acres he would
test the territory out. It is said
that Sheriff has made a proposi
tion to Shaffer's representative
that he will turn over some of
his leases if Shaffer will com
mence work within 60 davs.
Numerous other oil men are
begining to take an interest in
the territory and it seems proba-
ble that there will be some real
oil news in this vicinity before
Owing foourlarge attendance,
many students from a great
distance that could not go home
for the holidays others anxious
to finish their courses, that they
may accept positions awaiting
tlrem, we will give no vacation
accept on Christmas day. New
students may continue to enroll
and take up work to the very
best advantage without being
interrupted with a vacation.
For several months we have
not been able to supply the
demand ifor eur graduates of
Bookkeeing and Shorthand, we
are therefore anxious that new
students enroll early. The more
graduates We can place in good
position, the better opportunity
we have to demonstrate to the
business men the proficiency of
our students. Young people in-
terested in a commercial educa-
tion are finding that life is too
short and time too valuable to
spend from nine to twelve
months taking a course in a
college teaching other systems
when it is a positive fact that
we can give them a better course
in half the time and at half the
cost with the famous Byrne
Simplified Shorthand and Pract
ical Bookkeeping. They are
also finding that a graduate who
has the training given by these
practical modern systems obtains
a better salary than one graduat-
ing from a school using old diffi-
cult faulty systems We guar
antee a better course in less time,
at a less expense, and a better
job with a better salary than
any othrr school using other
Fill in name, address and
course interested in, and mail to
Capital City Business College,
Guthrie, Okia., and receive cat-
alogue setting forth plainly why
we can afford to make the above
claims with regard to our sys-
tems and the amount of time
and money we can save ycju.
Also read our Cash Guaranty of
$100 in our catalogue.
Course Interested In
The Sale Continues
The big sale and the low prices
are still on at Moore's and you
are missing a chance to save
some money if you do not take
advantage of them.
We carry a well assorted brand
new line in all the latest styles
of clothing, overcoats, dress
shirts, overalle, winter under-
wear, sweaters for men, wom-
en and children, wool sox, the
very latest in shoes, leggins and
overgaiters, a fresh clean and
pure line of groceries and a com-
plete line of drugs and we know
how to dispense them.
Come in and let us prove our
statements to you.
E, B. Moore & Co.
A 10 pound boy was born to
Mr. and Clifton Mitchell last
Saturday, Nov. 30th. They are
at the home of Mrs. vtithell's
father, C. W. Slack. This is the
first grandchild iu both the Slack
and the Mitchell families and it
is said that the grandparents
are as much excited over his
arrival as the parents.
Mrs. W. B. Allen and daugh-
ter, Mrs. Winnie Perkins and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Richie and
daughters were entertained at
dinner, Sunday, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. lrvin Stacy.
Mrs. L. E. Olson was shopping
in Chandler Tuesday.
He Laughed 'Till He Died
Taylorsburg, Ohio,— Abe Skinner,
the village pessimist laughed himself
to death from reading BIFF! the Great
American Magazine of Fun which is
making greatar stride* than any other
magazine before the Americail public
today. It is a magazine that will keep
the whole family in a good humor. The
staff of Biff contains thfe greatest
artists, caricaturists, critics and editors
on the continent. It is highly illustrat-
ed and printed in many colors. It will
keep the whole family cheerful the
year 'round. You can afford to spend
50c a year to do this. Send this clip-
ping and 50c today to The Biff Publish-
ing Co. Dayton, Ohio, for one year's
TOO LATE FOR LAST SUMMER
Must Close Out Quickly
All millinery and other goods
in my stock have been marked
down with the view of closing
everything out by January 1st.
There are many things in the
stock suitable for Christmas pres-
ents and they can be bought for
much less than they are worth.
Everything must be sold—
even the fixtures
Willa R. Keller
Little girl, you look so small—
Don't you wear no clothes at all?
Don't you wear no "shimmey-shirt?'
Don't you wear no "petty-skirt?"
Just your corset and your hose?
Are those all your underclothes?
Little girl, when on the street,
You appear to be all feet;
With your dress so very tight
You sure are an awful sight; '
Nothing on to keep you warm,
Crazy just to show your form.
Little girl, you won't live long,
Just because you dress all wrong.
Can't you wear more underclothes
Than your corset and your hose?
After while, I do believe,
You will dress like Mother Eve.
— Louisville Times.
Lecturing oo Bermuda
F. A. Mitchell, who is coming
to be regarded as a bermuda1
grass expert of more than state-
wide fame, is making the trip
this week over western Oklaho-
ma with the Rock Island lines
special Kafir corn exhibit train
as a crack lecturer on bermuda
FAMOUS STAGE BEAUTIES
look with h*rror on Skin Eruptions,
Blotches, Sores or Pimplts. They don't
have them, nor will any one, who uses
Bueklen's Arnica 8*lve. It glorifies the
facc. Ecrerna or Salt Rheum vanish be-
fore it. It cures sore lips, chapped hands,
chilblains: heals burns, cuts and bruises*
linequaled for piles. Only 25c at all
Look Out Gentlemen
If you don't hurry up
Old Santa will catch you
without a new suit of
clothes. So come one at a
time and let us take your
No fit, no pay. No suit no pay.
We guarantee satisfaction and are ever
waiting to show you our many selected
samples and styles which are of the very
We will be glad to take the matter
up with you any time.
To the Lady of the House
We want you to buy a 25c
package of tea and take it
home and use it and if you
are not perfectly satisfied,
bring the empty carton back
and get your money back.
Very truly yours
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