The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 24, 1914 Page: 1 of 10
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THE NEW ERA.
Vol. 6. No 33
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1914.
$1.00 per year
SOME LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
W R, Smith lias u big public
The baby of Rev. Jap. (Jage
is quite sick.
Fairbanks Tryon is on the
sick list this week.
T. E. Price is attending the
Fair at Oklahoma City.
Claude Adams visited in Cush-
iug Saturday and Sunday.
For lack of material, the glove
factory has'ceased to run.
Several are attending the
State Fair at Oklahoma City.
j j« ji
E. B. Moore has been going
around on crutches for a week.
There will lie ,(leaching at
the Baptist church next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Taulbee
were in Chandler one day this
Claude Adams was in Drum-
right the latter part of last
Win. Pope, of Perkins, passed
thru here last Friday enroute to
Mr. and Mrs. Weltzhimer vi
sited friends in Chandler Satur
day and Sunday.
WANTED.—A load or two
of cooketo ve wood on subscrip-
tion, quick.—New Era.
«r *■ «r
Ben Craig returned Sunday
afternoon from a trip in tne
ioterest of the nursery.
John Taulbee was at Pauhus
ka on a trading expedition last
week, returning Saturday.
J M .V
A goodly number from here
attended the Yankee Robinson
Shows at Chandler last Friday.
Granville Grigsby has been
having a "swell old time" this
week—the result of a bumble
Have you forgotten I hat there
are three Sunday schools in Dav
enport that would like to enroll
you as a member?
This office printed some large
circulars for the Davenport
Mercantile Co. Their big sale
starts on Trades Day.
Yesterday D. L. Cozart and
family moved into the house
near the Santa Fe, vacated rec
ently by the Dobsons.
Miss Delpha Whitt returned
to her home in Cushing Wednes
day, after spending the week
with her grandmother here.
Ohy Olson was called to Eure-
ka, Kansas, yesterday on ac-
count of the serious illness of
his aged mother. Ed Gibson
will run the dray while he is
The fact is, the magazines we
sell with the New Era for 25
cents extra represents the big
gest. reading value ever offered
the public. Have you sent us
vour order? Do it now.
Elmer E. Brown is a man
that has studied the cotton situ
atioti thoroughly and has con
suited with others of authority.
He will be here at one o'clock
sharp Saturday to tell us what
he has found to be the only sane
method of handling the situa-
tion. Be there—be prompt.
DIPLOMAS OF HONOR.
The chapel exen isot> .f the
Davenport High Scb'iol Were at
tended Mondny morning by a
special feature one that should
interest every pupil and parent
of the school. The principal of
the school had notified the coun-
ty Supt., P. G. Rawdon, that
twelve of the pupils of last year
had attended the entire term
without being tardy or absent
thus entitling them to a Diploma
of Honor that the Supterintend-
ant gives each year to each pupil
that is neither tardy or absent.
Upon receipt of the information
from the principal,County Supt.
Rawdon sent the Diplomas of
Honor together with a message
of commendation to the pupils to
whom they were due. After a
full explanation of what they
meant to the pupils and a strong
plea for more to merit them this
year, the principal presented to
each pupil entitled to them this
Diploma of Honor and then read
to them the message sent by the
cuontySupterintendant in which
he expressed a hone to be able to
send many more to this school
at its close in May.
Now, we would suggest that
every parent begin now to see
that his boy or girl gets one of
these. Diplomas of Honor this
year by having the pupil under
his control never miss a day or
be tardy. It is quite a distincti
on for a pupil to merit one of
The follow v ug are the pupUs
win received their Diplomas in
chapel Monday morning: Allen
Cage, Dollie Nash. Mary Nash,
Chester Harner, Lee Harper.
Clavton Harpor, Margaret Med-
lar, Areatha Jones,
There are two others yet to lie
To say that we are pleased
with ihesupport, that the patrons
#re giving us so far this year
would be putting it very mild
indeed, for we hear many sat
isfactory comments on the way
the school is going so far. Now,
patron, keep that up and the
teachers will have heart to work;
but if you go about, grumbling it
can not do anything but pour
cold water on an already over-
worked teacher. Everybody
THE TALLEST CANE.
P. S. Ten-ill, living north of
town, brought to our office last
Saturday, a stalk of cane that
measures 13 feet and 11 inches
from tip to tip. The stalk has
Mr. Terrill says this is juf-i
common Ribbon cane and was
grown on one of the poorest
farms in this part, of the county.
He also says that the one stalk
alone would make a quart of
molasses—and he has several
acres that will average 11 fc-et
When cane can be grown at
this rate and one of our citizens
promises to put up a sorghum
mill if there is enough planted
to keep him busy, the people of
this part need not be hurt much
by the high price of sugar.
Secretary of the Oklahoma City
Chamber of Commerce will be here
and address the Farmers, Merchants
and Bankers of Davenport and the
surrounding country on Trades Day,
Saturday, September 26th at one
o'clock p. m. SHARP, on the cotton
situation and the warehouse deal.
On Tuesday night, Sept,
8th, the Commercial Club
was organized and the fol-
lowing business men werd
In unity there is strength.
You know that. Then why
don't you come in and join
. i , j , ., • i the Get- Together C ub, and
present and pledged their , , h . . '
* , ,, , Ihelp these business men
support to the re-building help you to go,ve the cotton
B. F. Grigsby
J. T. Hamilton
T. R. Lewis
B. H. Christy
E. B. Moore
C. S. Daviq
J. W. Stalker
J. J. Fitzpatrick
T. E. Price
W. M. Tryo i
He*v E. E. .Brown on the
cotton iitoaliofi hero Satur-
situation and other condi-
tions now confronting.
And we hope there is no
one narrow minded enough
to think that we could or
would mix politics with this
—a business proposition.
Some of these men hav Just leave your politics and
been here a long time, some your little hammer at home
not so long, and others only anfj pome out next Tuesday
a short time, but they all night.
see and realize that Dave i-'
port needs something to
liven it up and start it to
One of the very tirst
things the Club did was to
invite all of the farmers to
join—without any cost to
j them, whatever. A number
of farmers enrolled at once.
I But there were some who
still stick to the old-time
theory that all business men
are trying to beat the far-
;mer. Any fair-minded man
ican see that such prejudice
j ideas is one of the main
causes of the pres nt con-
OUR COUNTRY WRITERS.
The New Era now has about
ten country writers, but we still
want more. We jvant one in
every community within ten
miles of Davenport.
Some of our correspondents
seem to be rather irregular with
their items, sometimes missing
two or three weeks. Others
have been getting their items in
too late. Let us impress upon
them the necessity of getting
their items to this office by lues
day night. We are very busy
now and unless the items get in
on time we canDot guarantee
their publication. And try to
write some every week. Please
bear these suggestions in mind
and mail your items early.
Reports from Liverpool indicate that
cotton brought 5.80 pence, or 11.60
cents there yesterday. Cotton men
say that price is equal to 10 cents in
Oklahoma and Texas.
O. D. Halsell of Williamson-Halsell-
Frazier, wholesale grocers, returned
from the east last night. He said it is
expected by those in a position to
know that American mills this year
will use at least eight million bales.
Last year these mills only used 5,870,-
Consular reports from Japan state
that Japan will take two and a half
million bales of our cotton, if it can be
had for 9 1-2 cents Last year Japan
mill only used half a million bales.
Tuesday's Oklahoma City Times.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kimball
were visiting their sons the
latter part of last week, one of
which is agent at Mehan, and
the other operator at Ralstin.
"EVERYBODY'S DOIN' IT."
Every family in this country
are now subscribers to various
magazines and newspapers
The total amount of money paid
for these publications probably
amounts to several thousand
dollars annually. It is money
well spent, of course, became
we must have something for the
family to read.
But if you can save about
seventy-five per cent of this
money, and still have all the
papers and magazines you want,
it is worth considering, is it not?
We have made arrangements
whereby we caD save this com
munity hundreds of dollars by
merely ordering their reading
.natter Uhrough our oftice^ Our
best offer is a choice of any
three of forty magazines, ar-
ranged in thirty five clubs in
combination with our own pa-
per for only $1 '25 a year.
You will find this big offer
advertised on page ten of this
paper. Look up the advertise- J
inent and read all about this of-
fer. Select the club you like
best, and send us your order
right in—mail is, telephone it,
or bring it to us, and we will fix
it up at once so that you get
your magazines. Order by the
THE LIFE OF A MAN.
A man's life is full of crosses
and temptations. He comes into
this world without his consent
and goes out against his will,
and the trip *ietween the two is
exceedingly rocky. The rule of
contraries is one of the import-
ant features of the trip. When
he is little t lie big girls kiss him,
but when he is grown, the little
girls kiss him. If be raises a
large family he is a chump.
But if he raises a small check he
is a thief. If he is poor he is a
bad rnanagei; if he is rich he is
dishonest. It he's in politics, it's
tor pie; if he's out of politics,
you can't place him, and he's no
good for his country. If he
doesn't give to charity he's a
stingy cuss; If he does, its for
'show. If he dies)o ;ng, there
w as a «reat future ahead of him;
if he liven ho an old age, te has
missed his calling. The road is
rocky, but man loves to travel it.
All of this, and we are no pessi-
mist either. Man would live
longer and enjoy life lietter if he
took the JN'ew Era. Fiftytwo
times for $1.00.
The editor wants two or three
loads of cookstove wood on sub
scription at once.
Farmer Mitchell is authority
for the statement that the stock
flies are worse right now than
Rev. T. M. Moore preached at
the M«thodi^t. tfbui&b Sunday
morning. A missionary pro-
gram was given in the evening.
J. M. Reed was here from
Tulsa Saturday, visiting Oby
Olson's. He returned home
Saturday night, accompanied by
his wife and son.
Come and see us when in town
on Trades Day.
THINKS INVIGORATION IS IN AIR
Mr. and Mrs. Ike Stalker
moved to Tulsa Saturday to
make their future home. They
cime from Pittsbuig, Kansas,
and have visited a week with
his brother, J. W.
J. K. A. ROBERTSON
Who was elected Deputy Grand Sire of the world by the
National Odd Fellows at the annual convention held at
Atlantic City, N. J., Tuesday. This means that Judge
Robertson in 1916 will be elected Grand Sire of the order
and that the national convention, that year, will be held
in Oklahoma City.
SalLirrta,, Mentor 26.
Writer*! Explanation of Vital Differ*,
ence Between the Londoner
and the New Yorker.
"The difference between New
York and London," a man once said
to mo, "Is this: In New York, If you
have * new Idea, you can get It car-
ried out at once; In London, If you
have a new Idea, you are up against
a brick wall."
I believe this to be true, writes
Maurice Raring In the Metropolitan.
People In New York, and In America
tn general, are not afraid of new
Ideas, nor, Indeed, of anything new.
They are not af/ald of the future. In
Kngland, If a man finds, for Instance,
that his profession Is uncongenial to
him, however certain he may be of
the Impossibility of his making a .suc-
cess of it, he win none the less very
rarely give tt up, and try his hand
at something else. The future alarms
him. In America a man will think
nothing of throwing up his profession
twenty times running, until he finds
something which doeB suit him
I think the cause of this particular
difference lies In the climate of Amer-
ica, and especially Ilea in the climate
of New York. Just as the climate of
some places fills the whole system
with an invincible desire to do noth-
ing, with an loguperagie languor and
sloth, in the aame way the climate
of New York fills the body and mind
with the desire to he up and about.
It is the nimble air whlcb produces
the nimble wits; the stimulating at-
mosphere which creates, In the denl-
len of New York, the love of bustle,
hurry competition and work. I Am
not saying this la either a good thing
or a bad thing—I am merely noting
and recording wfr*t struck me as be-
ing the main differences betweeo-New
York and I.oniliti.
F. A. Mitchell returned Mon-
day from Muskogee, where he
has been for a few days on busi-
ness. ITe says they are having
fine rains over there.
We now urge all our subscrib-
ers to renew their subscriptions
to the New Era and get three
magazines one year for only 26
cents extra. Write or phone 10.
MERELY A POPULAR BELIEF
Scholars Question Whether the Apple
Was the "Forbidden Fruit" In the
Garden of Eden.
Why and how It has happened that
the apple has been spoken of as the
fruit that was forbidden in the Gar-
den of Eden Is one of the great puz
ties of Biblical scholars. The fact Is
that in Genesis i, where the Incident
of the eating o* this fruit of the "Tre«
of Knowledge of Good and Evil" Is
mentioned, no name whatever ! given
to the fruit. All that Is said Is: "And
when the woman saw that the tree
was good for food, and that It was
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be
desired to make one wise, she took of
the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave
also unto her husband with her; and
he did eat" (verse 6).
In fact, scholars doubt very seriow-
ly whether It was the apple at a!!.
They suggest that all evidence polst*
to It having been the quince, fragrance
of which was held in the highest e*-
teem by the Orientala. Another point
In favor of the quince la that It Is the
fruit which was sacred to Venus, the
goddess of live, and In a great many
of the ancient writings the quince 1*
very frequently mentioned In this man-
ner. In Babylonia Iah tar took the
place of Venus In the Roman mythol-
ogy, and it should be remembered
that the story of the creation origin**
ted wltii the Babylonians. Ail evi-
dence seems to point away from the
apple having been the "Forbidden
Fruit," and towards the quluce as hav
Ing been that fruit of the "Tree of
Knowledge of Good and Bvll."
Twenty thnti"nd dollars. A prftttf
gouU 'i:i.i but u . 'i te fair does
thing* right. Karmers and stock ratt-
ers you want to get busy and take
advantage of the lug premium*.
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