The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 25, 1915 Page: 1 of 4
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Vol. 7. No. 42
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1915
$1.00 per year
Hy "Farmer" Mitchell
Still the gocd work goes on.
Last Monday we tooK our teai.i
and little grader north east of
Davenport on the "Better Way."
When we leached the farm resi-
dence of 0. F. Soward, we were
halted until young Soward ex-
amined the little machine. We
found Soward a man of but* few
words but when if comes to
good roads he is a whole town
ship of enthusiasm. His en-
thusiasm is not lost in words
but is covered with deed*.
His team was hitched to his
buggy, as he and his wife were
going to town. But lit? was no
delighted that we had come to
work the roads along the "Bet
ter Way" that he hired a man
and sent his tram to assist as
long as we remained upon his
road. This made me feel so
good that I worked harder than
ever before. Mr. Soward is in
poor health and not able to do
manual labor, so while we were
at work he' too'< a hike. In
about an hour he came riding
upon a lo d of cotton with 0.
Oliver He explained -to Mr.
Oliver that we had come to as
sist them as long as they would
donate assistance to the end that
the "Better Way" should be as
good north-east of Davenport as
it is between Davenport and
Chandler. Whan Mr. Oliver
drove up he expressed himself
that he was glad that it was uot
promises but actuil work that
we were giving them. Oliver
sa d: "I am top busy with my
cotton to come and assist you
but I will give ten dollars to the
work." We wera paralyzed for
the moment but soon recovered
sufficiently to thank him and
to give hint the assurance that
we would stick by that road as
long as they would donate to as
sist. I meet Oliver every day
and he is alvtavs wearing that
satisfied smile that wont come
off because he is going to have a
good road to Davenport over the
Mr. Soward hitched his other
team to the buggy and went to
Davenport. Ho went to see Oby
OUon. Mr. Olson was formerly
Mayor of Davenport He is one
of those big hearted, full pocket
ed men that are always in to
help on needed improvements.
Olson gave tive dollars and felt
all the better for having given
it. He would have feit like a
crowned king had he given a
hundred dollars instead of fivo.
He piay yet. We hope so.
Who ever heard of anyone
going to T. L. Lewis, the gin
man at Davenport, without get
ting something? Sometimes it
only a smile. Sometimes, a good
price for cotton, but this time it ]
was five dollars. No wonder
Lewis gees so much of the cot-
ton. Everybody likes him and
he likes good roads five dollars
worth. This isn't the first time
he has given and it wont be the
W. A. Trum 1)0 is an old timer
hero. He is in the grocery and
meat business. He is a country
and town builder. Good roads
build both of these so he gives
willingly as usual. When this
road is Luilt Trumbo will he
satisfied with it whether lie likes
. • it or not.
A. M. Hopkins lives on the
"Better Way" and donates team
work. Ho has been hero for
Turkey Soars Above the
fiT For Thanksgiving is the day and the turkey is the viand that are peculiarly American,
a Thf eagle may appeal to our hearts, but who would swap the Thanksgiving turke^
when it is a question of the rest of his body?
years and understands the ne-
rossity for better roads
Mrs. Mattie Robinson, who is
a widow and a sister of C. F.
Soward, sends her man ani
team to do donation work.
Many others will give either in
cash or labor. Will make men
tion of them next week.
Monday we commence to
grade a half mile of swamp road
across Dry Fork bottom. This
road has been almost impassable
duting wet seasons. We will
use four horses on the plow and
the same number on the grader
and throw the dirt to the center
of the road, making a complete
watershed and a passable drive-
way. We want to make it gocd
but must stop when the donated
funds are exhausted.
We have calls to go to other
parts of the township to super-
intend douatiou work upon
roads. Should still others desire
to have us work in their section,
let them ring us up. We are
ready to go wherever called
Boys and Girls, Look The Right Present
We believe that the boys and
girls who read The New Era will
lie glad to make things for
Christmas if given some practi-
cal suggestions. Here they are,
on page three of Uus issue of
Don't take chances in the mat-
ter of Christmas presents. You
don't want yours, like so many
others, to be received with in
difference or worse, and ten days
after Christmas to be cast aside
C(] be in this office by Dec. 10.
WANTED.—Fecans for cash.
Mrs. D. L Cozart, at Santa Fe.
Fred Nestlerode is
Miss Anna Rose, from Skedee,
is heie visiting her sister, Mrs
The Methodist ladies' aid so
ciety met at Mrs. J. B. Colvin's
Monday afternoon and had a
very lnteieslnig session.
the paper. You boys can learn and forgotten.
how to construct an attractive1 You t ike no such chance in
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You girls can learn how to make, Did you ever know of a home
an attractive football calendar, in which it came amiss, or of
a Japanese pincushion, a hatpin (one in which it was not conspic
holder and a necktie rack. • uous on the library table or in
And the little tots, between GI some one's hands all through the
and 13, must remember that i year?
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gift of that sort, and it is w 02tti
while to receive it, too, for The
Companion illustrates the bests
traits in American life in its
stories and sketches, upholds the
best standards in its articles and
other contributions, and com-
bines the practile and informing
with the entertaining and blood-
If you do not know The Com-
panion as it is to-day, It t us send
you one or two current issues
free, that you may thoroughly
test the paper's quality. We
will send also the Forecast for
Every new subscriber who
sends $2.00 for the fifty two
weekly issues of 1910 will receive
FARM BOY NOW A $2500 MAN
Allen Burgess, Nute King,
Hobart Baugus and Lester Cox
are surveying for a pipe line
from Depew to Dallas, Texas.
Edgar Moore, who is attend-
ing the Capital City Business
College at Guthrie, spent Sunday
at home here.
The Christmas rush of shop-
ing in almost due and the mer-
chants hardly know what to do
with it or without it.
My salary is $2500.00. In 1909
I left the farm, a mere country
boy, and spent two mouths and
ten days taking shorthand in
the Capital City Business Col
lege. In a short time I was
placed by the school in the State
Bank Commission of Oklahoma
at £85.00 per month. The first
of January, 1914, I was promot-
ed to auditor of the Union Sav-
ing Association, Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, on a salary of
$2500.00 per annum.
It takes determination, but
the Byrne System and the meth-
ods in the Capital City Business
College, makes it easy for an
ambitious youug person to make
a success in business life.
| If there were no other points
in favor of the Byrne Simplified
Shorthand, I feel that the sav
ing in time, taken together with
the fact that you are getting
something better than the old
system, should induce any one
contemplating a stenographic
course to attend the Capital City
(Signed) J. L. Coffman
Rev J. A. Triekey, of Meeker,
the new M. E. pastor at this
place, will preach here next Sun-
day morning and evening.
We heard an old
be you ran guess who)—say on free all the issues for the rest of
the street Tuesday evening thai 1915 and The Companion Home
he had two appetites for "some- Calendar for 1910.
thing to eat and i'o appetite for' The Youth's Companion, Bos
work; and that he had two [ton, Mass.
men's work to do and nothiii| ! New subscriptions received at
to eat. this office.
Mr. Lonnie Riggs and Miss
Stella M. Clark were united in
marriage at the Christian par
sonage 011 Sunday, November
14, 1915, Rev W,ti. Higgins per
formwl the ceremoav. These
two young people are ltoth mem-
bers of highly respected families
living a few tniies nortwest of
J. W. Ellis is going to quit
farming so lie will sell at public
sale at his farm 4 miles east and
3 south of Davenport, on Tues-
day, Nov, 30th, 8 head of horses
and mules, 3 head of cattle, C
shotes, 3 dozen chickens, some
feed and implements. Col. L.
Roberts, auctioneer and O. D.
O11 account of ill health W. S.
Poynter has leased his farm and
will sell at public auction, 4J4
north and 1 west of Davenport
on Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 7 head of
horses, (> head of cattle, some
chickens, hogs, feed, farming
tools and household goods. Col.
L. Roberts, auctioneer and Fred
John Taulbee and others will
sell at public auction at E. E.
Massey's residence in the north
east part of Davenport on Sat
urday, Nov. 27th. 9 head of
horses, 14 head of cattle, 9 hogs,
some farming implements and
household goods. Col. L. Rob-
erts, auctioneer and O. D.
J. A. Dollisou and sons will
sell at public auction at their
farm. 2 miles north of Daven-
port on Thursday, Dec. 9th, 14
head of horses and mules, 19
head of cattle, 22 hogs, and
some farming implements.
Col. L. Roberts, auctioneer and
R. M. Argabright, clerk.
We Had A Dream
The other night we dreamed a
dream. We dreamed that we
died. And after we died we
hardly knew what to do with
ourselves. We knew wo either
ought to go up above or to the
other place, so we sat down nit-
on a boulder in the shade of a
palm tree out there m the land
of Nowhere, and reviewed out-
sins and virtues. Wo kept tally
with small pebbles, putting all
the g'tod deeds on one side and
all our sins 011 the other, uutil
the pile of sins grew to look like
a mountain i:i proportion to our
pile of virtues the size of a mole
hill, aud we run out of pebbles.
So we decided we had better not
spply for admission up above,
and arose and went our way.
When we arrived at the gate
of the city of Hades, we boldly
walked up, gave the gate a loud
tap and yelled, "Open up."
The gate keeper yelled back,
"What's your name and busi-
ness and where did you come
"Our name is W. M. Tryon
and we are editor and chief
pencil-pusher of "ye little ole
home paper" at Davenport, Ok-
lahoma, U. S. A."
He sent an attendant to con|
suit His Majesty—"The Devil"
—who brought back the reply,
"We let au editor in here mauy
years ago aud he kept up such a
continual row with his former
delinquent subscribers, as we
have more of that class of per-
sons than others, that we passed
a law prohibiting the admission
Mr. and Mrs. Win, Nash aud
baby and tiraudpa Lewis le-
turued Sunday from an extend-
ed visit at Grauolia, Cloverdale
and Cedervalu, Kansas. They
report a nice visit with relatives
and old time friends, but were
jglad to get back to Daveu|M>rt,
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Tryon, W. M. The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 25, 1915, newspaper, November 25, 1915; Davenport, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110028/m1/1/: accessed March 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.