The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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Yc Little 01c Home Paper"
Vol. 7. No. 47
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, THUKSDAY, DECEMBER 30 1915
$1.00 per year
HEiES • I ■ vm—il
tVfRr YOUKG MAN ANB WOMAN
By ''Farmer" Mitchell
I. t. week we were in Chand
'* 'ind talkdd good roads be-
i iiu e mat is what people want-
m u talk about. We met
B.mkei Ei, L. Conklin who said
lie had been reading our articles
about good roads and was inter-
ested. He gave us five dollars
asKing that we use it in the im-
provement of a certain road in
South Fox Township. Our
good looking £:u uian Mr. LewiB
of Davenpuil has pledged
twemy tive dollars for the san.e
road, so we had bette. • -
aluuK that lute. v\ u
man rtiid .i Ban <
Up lugcthtil (lit: ri'.lil
made drabble ami d
We will gei u> tlii*M t
soon as we can ami do .;
• - it. W.' hope lie will
again and keep going. A grow
iiig child is a hungry cue. It rt
quires food. The roads, are
tfiothy. It, takes monev to sup-
port them. Schools and
churches and roads are all use
ful. Non self supporting. The
building of the school house ami
church and road is not all. The)
must all be maintained.
There sre places where they
do not have schools nor churches
nor roads but Lincoln County
people would not choose to SDend
their lives under such conditions.
We perfer Lincoln County only
we would make it better.
V. M. Tryon left. Wednesday
ir.orning for Perkins, where he
will spend a couple of weeks in
vniting different relatives. The
pr;nter Devil, Deweey M. Tryon,
will priii* the New Era during
as we can for them !
means at our dtspo al
pect to do one third 1110 *
with the means next . <
we have • IjIm.
We visiiHi Mie Dental par .
of Dr. Louein. tie was t>u
usu.il but u.ok time .u wuii" •
aclieuk lor tnree doll lis. 1'nj
you Doc. jr we will come oh
Upon the same minion. Tue i r.
nab a car and «i.tl' r i:<u'
Ful'u lie l J in' ffifri! r-
over rough n> illi ri ■ .
CO use 11 ti d to til lit; rx
teetli it I viii ' k c :
roads upon l l Bi- >
Wish Mime on •
ot 'ii\ (i in k
care of soi.ji i; ie ii.
We w iiM iip< i iu.
who i<avr i
Bui n w i i ■
trade tli i! i
the rival* ii, B,n .
Shi uill I J . o> • call lue li
sei v i.puii i e Jury in his Oouri
1 sriali pi< ..tin—in faithfulness.
We i . i i upon K. Jacobs and
mail- mh" plans with him about
the impi ivement of the roads
arm in South Fox.
!i i ul right I am with you.
1 i upon me for a donation
ii > i pleasure. Tnats enough.
) huh in ( .me across with his
• iian for roads.
en' ed upon others who
, ier a smile nor a dollar,
ik on the roads this
' aking a Holiday vaca-
I... -i lew are at work but we
uu . he old time enthusiasm
is k m i'here is plenty of work
to di, and plenty of men to do it
but. not now We are picking!
up the oilils a • ids and getting
read> for pr,v b|Vtt work in
first ot the >i ,i .
In look it g at oui hook v e (i
that i.N. o«niil ,
SIXt elA doll.tiB
"Better Way." o. Oliver colors |
next in line. Seventy one doi 1
lara and fifty cents iu cash for
road building upon the "BeUei
Way." This money has all beeo
used in hiring men. All team
work has been donated. On. <.i
the contributors said that j -
one look at one of ■ lie In Is i
has been graded pud nun tor ti.
coutribution. Mr. atacy lias
been very helpful iu tue matter
of getting funds. W hen Stacy
goes after money to build roads
When wa alaas of people has any-
• Ing to gay, It has become largely
custom to make a polit. i lssua
o( it instead ot a friendly discua-
lo print it In a law bock instead
y * aewgpaper and to argue It b *
• Jury Instead of to settle it fa
the higher courts of Common Sens*
As a result, political agitators, polit
•at lawyers, political preachers and
Masculine women are powerful IB
politics and dissension, Bullishness, li*
•olerance and hysterics run rampunl
t public affairs, for when the low,
#nmp, murky atmosphere of mlBun-
•eratanding enyelops public though!
* breeds political reptiles, vermin,
hogs and lice which tho pure air at
truth and the sunshino of MiSM-stAni-
tog will choice to death.
We have too many self-appolnte^
Interpreters of industry who are i -
capable of grai.Mng the fundamental
principles «f business and who at beat
•n only translate gossip and &dd
color to sensational stories. No bus*,
•ess can stand aton error and i .ight
rules—right or wrong. No industry j
•an thrive upon misunderstanding,
tor public oplnloi Is more powerful :
than a King'* sword.
When prejudice, suspicion ani
ctMs hatred prevail, power gravitates i
fhto the haada 4t (ha weak, for 4 ma-1
gpgues thrive a ;> dlsseation and
•tatesmen slck«« upon strife.
Tlie remedy 11m In eliminating ths
middleman—the political gossip—and
tb a result caa he accomplished by
the managers 9t business Bitting
•round the tabl« •t Industry and talk-
IhC It over wilt th* people. Inter-
•ban(e of iuforaatioa between indus-
tries and the paaple is as necessary
to ucces< in badkesn as lnterobang*
ih commodities, tor r-ie people caa
•ttly rule whe* the public under-
tanii« Away wNh political iuterpret-
•ns who summot eWl spirits from
their prison cells and loose them t
Pr*T upon the welfare of the people
la the name of "My Country."
BY WM. GLYNN
THOUGH It was yet aflomooD
the studio was like twilight. The
reflecting colors of pictures, the
red reutfulneBS of a divan, the
•taiued curtains for models, the die
erder hinting a thousand tempera-
•rental hours, the blotched floor, the
elegunco become Interesting and taw-
dry. an atmosphere which suggested
tlm lingering of moments—it all
seemed apart from the day mitsid*
from the uorth fight peerft* abore a
Tho artist-occnpant eat examining
some drawings. He was strongly built,
fn his early thirties, not handsome,
hut with eyes remarkable for their
glance. His face had tho brooding,
sensitive quality. The drawings, Irn
pressitms in wash and crayon, which
he went over slowly and of which
there were scores, presented an art
that only few hare boon capable of.
He had caught character and life In
a thousand moods and stories, had
done it with that Intimacy which can-
not be defined. He finished the draw-
ings with somathlng of a sign, thea
with something «f a smn* as his eyna
Swelt on a ptctnro set on aa eaeet
Slowly his face Ailed with ■wnklag
Ba*. •tew many times prerlMaly «nf
foniag her love for Mm she h*A
Mood there that day tbey had parti*
tour months ago and stated so bust-
aesslike and with smug. Immovable
philosophy A woman must marry
money these deys ioi her own sake."
Coming from her, it \*as unimaginable
and loft him flat. He could not point
out that she had much money of her
own. that for him success must coma
very soon, and that It whs his great-
est hope she would wait for him. Sha
already knew these things a9 she
Knew that he loved her. He had
made no answer to her bacause there
was none. Her statement killed even
the tlifiiiKht thai she was being co-
ercod. It she had only left it possi-
ble for him to think beautifully ol
Ollin I/Jiidis was 111 town Mon-
Eddie Jones spent Christmas
The Painting Wes That of a Young
GRASPING AT THE SHADOW
No man—especially If he lii mar-
|rie0-~would deny woman any righ|
•he demands. Take the earth hi.4
give us peace, but why does woman
Ion#: for the ballot?
When all is said and done, is no!
the eelectlon of the butcher more iin*
irtant to the home than the elernoa
mayor: is noi the employment n4
dairyman a far more important
• *nt In the life of the children ; an
tllfc appointment of a postmaster; R
.Jit tli^ selection of books for the
Ihnitly library more important than
voting bonds for jail and court hou^e?
Why does woman lay aside the im-
ortant things in life? Why leave the
Wbstauce and grasp at the shadow?
Be It said to the crfdlt of woman-
that it Is not,, as a rule, the
woman who rooks the cradle that
tants t cast the ballot; it Is not
tli mo; who teaches her children
to say "No.- I lay me down to sleep"
t tat harangues the populace; it is uot
the daughter who hopes io reign as
flu' ■ over a happy home that longs
for .*, * uniform of the sufTragette. It
Is, as a rulo, the woman who despises
hor home, neglects her children and
scorns motherhood that leads parade*
and sjnn lies windows.
for the N
latlre. The painting wita of a
fo iug woman done with almost Irifr
liauce. It seemed to portray, not
Jc.ih and blood, but Uie thousand
:lilugs of feeling which tlie blood
terved, the throbbing musio wliich H
flayed on temperament. The chot>
cter was conceived anil translate
poetically, but its very nuance* were
striking because of the grasp of the
u tlst. Yet did one fancy it—did the
smile an the lips change w ith an lade-
inable stain to what was coarse aad
ight even aa you looked at ft? Had
Hastings' repeated gioatings of satire
wrought this subtle difference In a
.hlng done so tenderly? Or had his
orush unintentionally brought cut be-
leath everything the feminine eternal
:hat would not be denied, in the flax
ti bloom shown the neetllng worm? Is
If varied mystery of life ia which
•olhltig dies, where perhaps evftn
thoughts become cviara %t Aosfeis,
ft iio can knqw or dispute u'n^Uiiog .'
It was New Year'* day and tho aft-
'moon was melting away. Haetlngs
threw himself on th« •ouch aad for a
ong time rested, regarding tho paint-
ng with a changing aspect. The gray-
li ss of a thousand dayB seemed to set-
Jo over him. of drifting and not catv
ns, yet carrying downward with him
hat gift supreme, of knowing that
jeeuty was the necessary dream, but
'hat the world and woman always
ojade of it a lie, that troth could be
irokea of only after monay. Ho could
;hiuk In those terms and yet he did
i t altogether. Hie need to apprecl-
ite was ioo strong lh art, at least,
ae could follow life in UMti-. however
leeply and personally h« understood
ts Irony. Hut he was no longer sure
:hat he cared to follow it. The laugh
tnd bitterness of the Intervals must
ncrease. He would becomc a dilet-
tante, glorious perhaps, but carelesa.
\nd he would be careless, that
was t! •• or ti. At any rate
ie could co.. ' ilesuatiide with a
ttright aspect, could gamble like '.
food fellow what was Irft. lie would
not k>.v hunt hit.
At this point he invariably added a
postscript to his thinking. If she
, had only cared for the other man. He
could bcai Uat and 0B
her is'•.•thing else mattoreri so
much as that. And y.?; tlnfc
beautifully of her in spite ot overy
thing, though he could not b'" .nk ia
thn t"rms of ber own Htatuiuont last.
: Htlt It was "all in the game." A
j man must laugh at those things, what-
j ever the laugh did to him. He waa
! facing another year today, that wag
all, and her marriage to tho othul
tuuii uok ulace that night.
A black cat cario on; of the corner,
washing its face in the center of tb«
S room. A homeless kitten, it had ap.
peared the first day she had coma,
I stealing in the door at the time ol
her departure. He had kept It as aa
omen of good luck and more. That
! *as something like nine months ag<x
1 if snch tir-" could ever be reckoned by
1 calendar. She had told him then that
I was a mode), but bud curusod to
pose for him without drapes. Who
she realiy was he had found out weeka
later. It was too late then, for he
had fallen In love with her.
There was a knock at the door, and
lie went to open it. Stanton, tho ed-
itor of a powerful weekly, entered. He
stalked around the room as one with
something to unload, and, at length.
Hinging himself on the couch, proceed-
"Hastings, you're an awful ass. and
•icrause u (\QW Year s 1 dropped
i*i to tell you about f'.. T ti iv?eks
.'go your picture won highest honors
it. the London exhibit. Two weeka
'ater you repeated in the Metropolitan
with another picture. But you have
not been acting like a successful man,
but to the regret of your friends, like
sloth and a fool. A couple of the
bovs have Been you beastly drunk.
You have shut yourself away from
miryone and everything. You are be-
ing reviewed by every important Jour
"al In the country, and yet yon mope
around as though you were your own
lackey. There are one or two of us
have begun to think It ts a woman.
We do not know of any woman but
uat cussed portrait ts always sitting
there. Ar.d I do believe the thing
Hastings laughed a little. "It la
purely fanciful," he said, "not really a
portrait. And, of course. U Is absurd
to thiuk of a woman In the matter.
I suppose thai 1 have not been qulta
well. Let us have a drink, because
It's New Year."
I'll lie hanged If I will, Hasting*.
I believe you liuve been drinking "
much 1 have got to go now. I Just
turned In for a minute. But do not
turpi whet J have said."
will '■ .' forget. Stanton; aad
hanks for your Interest. «<••• cannot
•omettmes explain ourselves to our
After Stanton had gone ha took out
als watch. It was five o'clock, and
*hu v.ns to bo married at nine. He
would sit in the rocker and go to
sleep. ii w.auld waken probably
ihotit nboiit twelve and *ffew tliat It
| was all over. He would havo u ecnij-
wicb first and put the decanter of
•iHivt beside him. claret always had
i li nd ncy to make him sleep, partial-
Uily il he put a little sugar in It. Hh
iid these things, but it took him houi
:o dronso off, and only aftc.' ho U«4
turned the portrait on tha oasel.
It seemed but a minute had passod
when lie awok . of course ha knew
'hat he was not awake, that he was
1 reauilng. Someone waa weeping soft-
y on his shoulder, caressing his hair.
Only one woman on earth had that
iroma of person. If anywhere In the
world he found one of her hairs and
touchcd hiH cheek with It be would
cave known to whom It belonged.
Then her eyes penitent and wet with
08K"' rr~"n«1, plowly meet'* **
With a start he realized that be was
swake He held her, looking at her
as something to marvel at. She ex-
plaiu^u :t all in a whlsp >'"<' breath. "I
could not do It, Paul." said. "I
rati away from them, from tbem all.
Will you—will you marry me now,
He looked and iw>v o.- u^c a
f s<Mlng gowi,.
| "There never was a minute when I
, would not," h* replied.—San lYanolacv
Allred leturned home
John Landia , as in Chandler
W . G. Richie weot to Oklaho
ma City Monday.
Should hnilii their education
ti|)oii ;• hu«infnf fritindut on and
th( n there will 1,41 ^ reserve
power at hand that will t>«- eyer
l eady when cuiled upon in jxt-
formuiK yonr life work. The C.
C. H. C. has helped hundreds to
win success in life and stands
ready to help you to a higher and
better paying position.
Their January tmollmeot
promises to bo the host in the
history of tho school. They aro
making improremon1#, putting
in more equipment and adding
new work. They are determin-
Will Hoggs was t^een iu Dav-
enport Sunday. , -
ed, as never Irafore, to give their
pupils every advantage offered
Eld >ti Halt is vis ting his sister
Mrs. Kisi" Mitchell, at Rose Hill
Miss Hazel Bishop
Vbiabain Tryou was
piog in Chandler Friday.
•<liss Bettie Scott went to Ok-
lahoma City Tuesday.
Miss Lottie Face Was shopping
in Chandler Manday.
Edgar Moore and Ward Bur
gess stient the Holidays here.
hlvyn Keller is spending the
Holidays at home here.
C. W. Connelly came up from
Wellston on business Friday.
I'lank and Ralph King are
spending the Holidays at Bris-
Dick Cunningham and Jim
V\ eid, of Wellston, phfsciI thru
•Ii.swce Liilie, Flemmie nod
! I ■ niiiie Jones aiu visiting their
brother Jirn. near Chandler.
Mi>s \"isla and Mary Dye
came up from Bristow to spend
tho Holidays at home here,
by a commercial training. They
have the best arranged, equipped
and most commodious Hchool
rooms of any commercial school
in the state.
The secretary of theOklahoma
State University worked his wuy
through the University using ibe
Famous Byrne Simplified Short-
hand and Touch Typewriting.
Miss Blanch Burright,, now at-
tending the Vulpaiiso Univeisity,
\ alpariso, ludiunti, is making
expenses using the Byrne
System. Scores of other grad-
uates, who have won their wuy
t.) success by using shorthand as
a stepping stone, ate greutfni t«
the C. C. B. C. for their success-
ful business training.
For the latest improved
systems and best methods, at-
tend no other than the C. C. B.
I-or particulars write,
CAPITAL CITY BUSINESS
A Card Of Thanks
I take this opportunity of
thanking the Davenport School
for the lovely muffler and pin,
which I received Christmas eve.'
I certainly very much appreciate
this gift and the spirit in which
it was givon. If I have, or can
help just a litl*. to make this
world brighter and the living of
o „ life therein moredleasunr I shall
Roy Harrison visited a couple indeed be pleated.—J M Km,
>! days in Stroirt tin-first of tho ball.
Mr. ami Mrs. Ezra Brown
cam.) over from Stroud Sunday
to visn at the Engeoe Dye home.
I - J. Jones and three
smallest children are visiting re-
latives at lexington.
Miss Fannie Castle, who is
eichiug school near Tulsa, is
here spending the Holidays.
LOST—a hunch of four keys.
If found i* 11 , t hiB office and
receive a re 0 cents.
Then do it.
n in advance.
Mr. and Mrs. Plato Kimbal!
mved one day last week from
Home, Kansas. They iutend to
n ike this their future home.
Hcmi 1 Hil. returned Saturday
to his home in Perkins, after
Spending a couple of days at the
home of Ye Editor ad acting
as one of tlie judges in the Vic-
Mr. and Mrs. I). C. Cornelson
came dow n from Oklahoma City
Christmas day to visit at the
parental home of N, S. Robber
son. Mr. Cornelson returned
Monday, while his wife will
spend the balance of the week
About South America
1 he United States is becoming
more and more interested in
South America, not only be-
cause of trade possibilities, but
also because our stand on the
lonro i ctrine msy on—e ,]av
•li'UO'i ' ° K' war
1 ' in isioii of South
American terrier b> •.*. am.
I f a greedy European monarch.
Read the special article on Ar-
gentine, "Valley of the Rio
Negro," which appears in this
issue of the New Era.
A Card Of Thanks
I wish, through flie New Era,
to thank my many friends for
their loyal support in the recent
contest. Especially do I wish to
thank Mrs. Olson.—Sincerely,
Mrs. J. E. Wright.
Mrs. Florida Castle will sell at
public auction an Jan. 4, 191G,
some chickens, hogs, horses, cat-
tle and feed, at the old Bellice
I farm, adjoining Davenport ou
If you owe the Davenport
Merc Co. you know it. These
notes and accounts are in my
hands for collection. Mr. Can-
field intrusts me for collections
on all unpaid claims th" first of
the year. Now, come in at once
and save this annoyance.—B. F.
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