The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 6, 1913 Page: 1 of 6
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DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAI OMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1913.
$1.00 per year
Organized Oil Comppny What Next?
The Richland Oil and Gas Co.
is the latest addition to local bus-
The new company recently in
■orporated for $15,000 and ac-
cording to the articles of incor-
poration, is composed of the fol-
lowing enterprising local capi-
talists: W. W. Groom, O. C-
Burgess, O. D. Groom. Arch
Hopkins, B. F. Nickell, M. H.
Faulbee, J. H. Taulbee, Irving
Stacy and X. P. Myers.
In response to inquiry regard-
ing the object of the company,
one of the incorporators stated
that it was the intention to se-
cure a large block of kases in
this vicinity and to offer a part
of them as an inducement to
>il people to drill test wells. The
plan seems to be to issue stock
in the company in payment for
'eases and if a strike is made
iuywhere on the company's
acreage, the stockholder will
share the profits equally.
V It is to be hoped that the new
company will be successful in
its attempt to have the country
tested, at an early date.
Didn't Plow Over Chandler
Ed. Stafford, who in now run
ing a blacksmith shop in Dav-
enport, says he has plowed over
the quarter section now occupied
by Davenport when it was a
farm owned by Cleason Rob-
ertson and before Davenport
was thought of. He plowed
over the place now occupied by
that thriving metropolis,Stroud,
before there was even a suspi
cion of a town there and before
J- W. Stroud had graduated
from the little one horse store
which he used to run at '"Old
We didn't ask Ed about plow
ing over the Chandler townsite,
for reasons perfectly obvious to
anyone who has noticed the
"lay o' the land" at the county
J. G. McCue, reported down
with rheumatism is around
almost as spry as ever. He took
to carrying a potato in his pocket
which is said to be an infallable
cure for rheumatism. Come on
Believe In Good Roads
The people out south west of
town believe in having good
roads. Under the direction of
Itoad Overseer Chas. Olson they
have been doing some good work
on the road to Chuckaho and
west from where the road goes
under the railroad. A new cul-
vert has been installed at, the
Six month's teaching in the
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contract requiring the well to
betaken to a depth of 3,000 feet.
It is said that almost a suffici-
ent number of land owners have
signified their willingness to
enter such an agreement and
that the deal will probably be
closed in a few more days.
If, as staled. the drillers do
not get the leases until they
have complied with their con-
tract, it would seem to be an
exceptionally good deal for the
land owners who would, in the
event of failure to drill 3000 ft,
not only get their leases back
but would also get a share of
the money forfeited.
New Business Enterprise Pioneers Meet
Box Supper For School
There will be a box supper at
the Davenport school house Fri-
day night March 14, for the
purpose of raising money to
make another payment on the
May Test Soon
One deal that seems to point
toward the early testing out of
this vicinity for oil, is the pro
posal of York and Brantley, two
oil men of Sapulpa, who, with
J. T. Hamilton, have been con-
sulting with certain owners of
land near Davenport, for several
The proposition seems to be
that the farmers are to put in the
bank, leases covering a block of
2500 or 3000 acres and at the
same time York and Brantley
are to put up cash equal to the
cost of a well and bind them-
selves to drill within a certain
specified time or forfeit the
money to the land owners.
There is also a clause in the
The board of trustees of the
town of Davenport met in reg-
ular session, Monday night,
March 3rd, 1913, all members
The reports of Clerk, Justice
and Marshal, showing no fundi
handled by their respective of-
fices, were read and approved.
Report of Treasurer, showing
balance of #78.05 in the ceme-
tery fund, $16 in street fund and
#96.53 in the general fund, was
read and approyed.
The following claims were al-
OllieBabers, $4.20, 12 poles.
Rowland Supply Co., $27.99,
material and labor installing
^Rowland Supply Co., 80c, Sup-
plies for street lamps
J. H. Taulbee, $5.00, salary
for February, 1913.
Chas. T. Hedges, *3.25, tele-
phone, drayage, printing.
The chairman and clerk were
authorized to warrants on the
cemetery fund to the amount of
$941.78, favor of the First Nat-
ional Bank of Chandler, in ex-
change for warrants Nos. 8 and
11, issued in 1907 for the pur-
chase and platting of the ceme-
The Clerk was instructed to
have published in, the New Era,
a brief report of the board's pro-
Chas. T. Hedges,
A new enterprise for Daven
port that promises to be of much
benefit not only to the people
of the town, but to farmers in
this locality, is the produce
house being opened up by C. E.
Mr. Sassamon is having the
old butcher shop building on
Secor>d street fitted up for his
place of business and has an
nouneea that he will be in the
market for all kinds of country
produce. The part of the busi
ness to which he «ill give espec
ial attention is the cream trade
and he expects to devote consid
erable time to working up inter
ests in this, too long neglected
sourcs of profit to the farmer.
Cream will be tested at any
time "here in Davenport where
the producers can see it done
and cash will be paid for it
Those who have milch cows or
are in a position to handle them
will do well to investigate the
possibilities of cream production
for it off.'rs emancipation from
many of the undesirable condi
tions under which some farmers
are laboring. Something of the
magnitude of the business when
once established can be realized
from the apparently authentic
statement that during one month
last summer there was nearly
$3,000 worth of cream shipped
out of Kendrick, six miles north
What would $3,000 have meant
last June to the farmers living
within a radius of four miles of
The arguments for more time
devoted to the production of
cream are many.
It means that your money
will be invested in stock which
will continue to increase in num-
ber and value from year to year.
The stock eats the stuff you
raise and gives you a high priced
product in return. Your cream
is marketable every month in
the year and will bring you the
best returns in the summer when
you most need the money to
tend your fall paying crop. And,
best of all your dairy business
will tend to add to the fertility
of your soil, will allow you to
raise crops that will not impov-
erish your farm and will add
dollars to the salable value of
Reacfy For Business
I am in the market for all kinds country pro-
duce at the highest market price and am especial-
ly anxious to work up a cream trade. Will pay
31c Per Pound for Cream
and after about Tuesday, will be fixed to make
the tests and pay "spot cash." Come in and get
acquainted and bring anything you have to sell.
east of the hotel C. E. Sossamon
Cream Station, Maybe
Mr. Thompson, of the Thomp
son Ice Cream Co., of Tulsa,
was in Davenport one day this
week investigating the advisa-
bility of establishing a station
here for the purchase of sweet
and sour cream. It is said that
arrangements have been partial
ly completed and that C. A. An
derson will have charge.
It seems that conditions are
"framing up" to make Daven
port one of the best cream
markets in the county.
Mrs. Bettie Alexander who
was injured in a fall at the local
Frisco depot, the 19th of last
December, has instituted suit in
the district court at Muskogee
asking for $15,000 damage from
railroad, alleging that her injur-
ies were the result of carelessness
on the part of the company.
Mrs. Alexander has not been out
of her house since the accident
and is just now able to walk
with the aid of crutches
The home of Mr. and Mrs. M.
C. Freeman west of Davenport
was the scene of an old time
"surprise" last Sunday, March
2nd. The guests of honor were
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Harper of
Tygh Valley, Oregon, former
residents of "New Zion" com-
The surprise was arranged by
by Mr. Freeman's people who
wished to have as many as pos-
ble of the old friends, as well as
some new ones, meet Mr. and
Mrs. Harper. The house was
filled with people who enjoyed
talking over pioneer days, re
newing old friendships and
forming new ones.
Then came the dinner. Words
are inadequate to express the
abundance of good things that
loaded the long table which was
filled four times and yet there
were quantities left to tempt the
appetites already satisfied to the
The writer has attended many
such gatherings in other states,
but never one whore the variety
was greater or the quality
superior, to that of the feast
served to the fifty fortunate
guests at this hospitable home.
The wish was expressed that
these informal gatherings might
be more frequent, that we might
become better acquainted, and
cultivate the social side of life.
As a people are we not too much
given to seeking the materialities
of life, forgetting the old time
Mr. and Mrs. Harper note
many changes since they left
here for the far west. Mrs.
Harper says while she has no
fault to find with her Oregon
home she still loves Oklahoma,
says the people and places look
so prosperous here. They go to
Sapulpa fchis week for a visit
with friends there, on their re-
turn, they will spend a few more
days with friends here, before
returning to Oregon.
Oak Grove News
Rev. Phelps preached Sunday
afternoon to a 'arge crowd.
There was a surprise dinner
given for Mrs. Linda Renfro
Saturday in honor of her thirty-
ninth birthday. There were 36
ate dinner and after dinner Les-
ter McDaniels took a picture of
the crowd. All report a good
Mrs. George Fisher and child-
ren arrived Sunday from Key-
stone, Okla., for a visit with fcer
mother Mrs. Hines.
Miss Grace Gaskin started for
Ark., Monday to visit her sister
for two months.
Rev. Phelps, Rev. Birge and
Rev. Brown held services at this
place Saturday night and or
dained Tom Mashburu deacon of
Will Renner and family took
dinner at the McDaniels home
Bob Reynolds and family vis-
ited at Nate Hines Sunday.
Mrs. Laura Sneed and Josie
Muns spent Monday in Daven-
port at the home of Mrs. Ed.
A. L. Fried has him a block-
smith out fit now and does bis
own work at home.
Oscar Gaskin and family spent
Sunday at his fathers.
Presbyterian Ladies Met
New Hotel Owner
Peter Ostran, whose home is
in Lincoln, Nebr., has been in
Davenport for the past week
He is the owner of the Jessamine
Hotel building having purc hased
it of Bond some tune ago. Mr.
Ostran is having some papering
and painting done and otherwise
fixing up his property.
A Georgia newspaper threatened to
publish the name of the young man
seen with his sweetheart's head on
his shoulder if he didn't come across with
a dollar on subscription. Twenty-aevan
fellows slipped in and paid the dplUfr.
Fourteen telephoned the subscription
man to come around and get it and the
editor received three letters from near-
by country districts saying they would
call and settle the next time they were
On Wednesday Feb. 26, The
Ladies' Union of th« Presbyter-
ian Church enjoyed a chilly but
pleasant ride to the pretty
country home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Kimball. The business
part of the meeting was attend-
ed to and then the Ladies were
entertained by "talking," of
course, until a beautiful little
lunch was served by the hostess,
and the entertainment was
shifted upon the capable shoul-
ders of their little phonograph.
Everyone enjoyed the music
immensely, and the trip home
was not dreaded in the least
after so pleasant an afternoon.
The next meeting on March 12th,
will be held with Mrs. E. Dye.
Little Alta Toon was taken
very sick Saturday night, but is
some better at this writing.
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Sadie Renner of Stroud spent
Saturday night and Sunday at
ji j ji
There is surely some attraction
in this district for Lustan Mc
Daniels, as he calls in this part
the last of every week.
ji ji ji
Lilly Renfro spent Saturday
night with the Fried girls.
ji ji ji
Some are making garden, they
had better wait till winter is
over as seed cost money.
A, L. Fried is away from home
most of the time now dehorning
cattle and looking after other
ji ji ji
Bert Renfro had the misfor
tune to cut his knee with an axe
and it has laid him up for a lew
ji ji ji
Josie Muns and children spent
Saturday night at the Will Ren
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Swarts & Ingenthron.
When painting use Sherwin-
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Always on hand at Swarts &
Cal Wright was in town Wed
nesday and had just come from
the C. B. Shaffer test in 14 17 G
in which Lincoln county people
are all interested. He says the
well is just at the top of the
Wheeler sand and will probably
be a good one.
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