The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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The Hennessey Clipper
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, JUNE 15, 1911.
CROP DEMONSTRATION TRAIN
For Wheat Growers Will be Oper-
ated Through Kansas and
A crop demonstration train of
nine coaches to instruct fanners
throughout Oklahoma and Kansas
in better methods of wheat growing
has been decided upon by the Rock
Island lines, and after a tour of
Kansas, beginning July 10, the spe-
cial will be run through Oklahoma
probably reaching this state early
The train will be the most elabor-
ate for demonstration purposes yet
fitted up. There will be coaches
for lectures for the farmer, his wife
and children, while flat cars will
carry machinery to show how the
soil should be tilled for wheat and
other small grain. In Oklahoma
lecturers will be provided from agri-
cultural colleges. While in Kansas
instructors from similar schools in
that state will have charge. The
methods to be employed will vary
with different localities, the demon-
stration in each town showing the
proper method for that locality.
The decision to send the train
through the two states was reached
at Hays, Kansas, Thursday, at a
conference of Western Kansas farm-
ers. The meeting was attended by
H. M. Cotterel, agricultural commis-
sioner of the Rock Island, who at
once made arrangements for the
While Kansas is one of the great-
est wheat producing states in the
Union, it ranks thirty-second in
yield per acre, while much of the
land in Oklahoma, it is figured, can
also be made to produce much bet-
ter crops when scientific methods
are employed. In addition to the
Rock Island lines in Kansas the
train will run over other roads,
about 1,500 miles in all being cov-
ere(f in that state and it is probable
that other systems in Oklahoma will
be asked to carry the demonstra-
That Evaporation in
Now is the time to prepare for a
heavy yield of wheat in 1912. The
yield will be determined chiefly by
the amount of moisture that
Where wheat is to follow wheat
or another grain the important im-
mediate work is to check evapora-
tion from the soil.
the wheat grower can keep
tored in his soil and the handling
of the land effects this fully as much
as the rainfall.
A stubble field left untouched
after the grain has been cut may
lose each week, from evaperation,
moisture equal to one inch of rain-
fall. Plowed ground left loose and
not harrowed or packed has lost in
24 hours, during hot windy weather,
moisture equal to one inch of rain-
Careful experiments have shown
that one inch of rainfall passing
through the plants is sufficient for
the production of three to five bush-
els of wheat. Under ordinary sum-
mer conditions this amount of mois-
ture may be left in a single week,
and even in 24 hours of hot wind s
where the evaporation is not
Last summer many wheat grow-
ers followed the binder with a disc
harrow, driving close to the binder
in the space between the machine
and the last row of bundles. In
this way a soil mulch, that checked
evaperation, was made within a few
minutes after the grain was cut.
Farmers short of teams waited un-
til the grain was cut and then disk-
ed the ground around the shocks or
in the stubble following a header.
This treatment of the soil helps in
two ways; it stops evaporation and
it secures a favorable condition for
plowing later in the season.
Freshly plowed ground 'eft loose,
loses moisture rapidly in hot weath-
er. Harrowing and packing imme-
diately after plowing prevents much
of this loss.
Harrow attachments are made to
fit the plow. These pulverize the
surface of the freshly turned fur-
row, making a soil mulch that
checks the evaporation as soon as
the ground is turned. These at-
tachments are very effective.
An extra horee may be driven be-
side the team that is plowing,
this horse drawing one section of a
harrow. With such an arrange-
ment the freshly plowed ground is
harrowed two or three times.
The team may be unhitched from
the plow before quitting time at
noon and at night and the freshly
plowed ground lap harrowed.
Use the most practical method
and check that evaporation.
The BEST is none too good
when it comes to machinery.
You may be sure you have the
BEST if you purchase a Singer.
They are recognized the world
over as the BEST.
WHEAT CROP A BIO SURPRISE
Testing 60 to 61 Pounds to Bush-
el—Yield Much Better
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That this year's wheat crop in
this vicinity is a big surprise is shown
by the much larger yield and better
quality of grain than was expected
in the fields that have been harvest-
ed, threshed and the grain marketed.
A. V. Crawford whose farm ad-
joins the city on the east, put the
first new wheat on the Hennessey
market Friday by bringing in two
loads of grain which tested sixty
pounds per bushel and brought
eighty cents. Mr. Crawford had
two fields of wheat; one averaging
twenty-three bushels per acre and
the other about seventeen. Mr.
Crawford was followed by C. D.
Hart, whose farm is located two
miles northeast of town, with wheat
Saturday that tested sixty-one
pounds to the bushel.
The wheat on the Walter Cupps
forty just north of town was also
surprising to many in the yield,
which averaged twenty-five bushels
to the acre and tested sixty-one
pounds to the bushel.
Andy Ulinark, two miles north of
town, has 150 acres of wheat that
is excellent. Fifty acres of hiscrop
will yield twenty-five bushels per
acre and while the rest of his wheat
is not that good it will make a fine
showing considerting the unfavor-
able conditions of the season.
W. 0. Armantrout, the photo-
grapher, brought a sample of wheat
to this office from the Frank Sipes
farm, eleven miles, northwest of
town, the magnificent growth ol
which clearly demonstrates Okla-
homa's great proclivities as a good
wheat producing section, even when
the weather conditions are adverse.
The straw of this wheat is thrifty
and measured in length about five
feet. The heads were of more than
usual length with well filled out
grains. Mr. Sipes has eighty acres
of wheat all of this kind, which will
without doubt make a bumper yield.
A number of farmers in Mr. Sipes'
neighborhood also have fields that
are quite as good as his. In fact,
it is authoritiveiy stated that this
year's wheat crop is the best in ten
years in that neighborhood.
While the above wheat is the
first grain marketed it does not
necessarily imply that these were
the best fields. Many fields in this
vicinity it is reported will yield just
as great an average and test just
as many pounds to the bushel as
these fields, the general average
greatly exceeding expectations.
Districts Must Support Their Own
Guthrie, Okla, June 10.—District
Judge A. H. Huston issued an alter-
nate writ of mandamus Saturday
whereby the Guthrie board of edu-
cation is directed to have its treas-
urer pay warrants for the salaries
and other maintenance of the sepa-
rate or negro schools of the Guthrie
The dicisions applies to all cities,
towns and school districts in the
state, meaning that henceforth each
district must maintain its separate
schools instead o." the county main-
taining them as heretofore. This
was a recent opinion of Attorney
In order to gel a court decision on
the proposition, the Guthrie board
recently refused to pay separate
school warrants, and the negro
teachers employed Judge Milton
Brown to represent them in a test
suit. The mandamus writ is made
returnable June 16 for final deter-
Sunday School and men's Bible
Class 10:00 a. m.
Morning preaching services 11:00
a m. Text: "If thou knowest
the gift of God, and who it is
that saith to thee, Give me to
drink, thou woultlst have ask of
him and he would havegiven thee
the li.\ing water. " John 4:10.
Christian Endeavor 7:15 p. m.
Topic: "G race for com mon duties."
Eph. 4:25 26, 5:1-2
Social and Business Meeting
Monday evening J une 19,8:00p, m
Evening services at 8:15 p. in.
Text: Gen. 3:9 "WhereartThou."
Our evening service will last 45
minutes. There will always be
special singing. Dress as com
fortable as possible and come.
Chas. C. Burger, Pastor.
The Amphion Quartet Recital
The AmpUion Quartet, com-
posed of Floyd Van Ducen, first
tenor; Roy Baines, second tenor;
Ed Vaughn, baritone; and Charle:-
Nolhstein, bass, assisted by Miss
Perrill Munch, reader, and by
the Misses Tina Jones, Inez Gose
and Francis Richardson, piano
ists, will give the following pro-
gram at the opera house next
Thursday evening, June 22, at
Piano duo—Salut a Pesth Kawul9ki
Misses Francis Richardson. Tina Jones
Quartet (a) Mother Goose Medley Gracey
(b) The Arms I (.ove Parks
Tenor solo—Because of You Shaffer
Floyd Van Ducen
Quartet (a) Mammy's Little Coal
Black Coon Bellam
(ti) Woman Parks
Duet—No One Knows . Mack
Floyd Van Ducen. Roy Baines
Quartet—To You .... Parks
Contralto Obligate. Mrs. Anderson
Euphonium solo—Bonnie Scotland
.1 Fred La*
Quartet—Cotton Field Melodies.
orr. by Parks
Tenor solo—The Banderiero Douglas
Mi9S Perrltl Munch
Piano duo—Carnival Espagnol Delioux
Misses Inez Gose, Tina Jones
Quartet—The Yankee, Yankee Boys Morse
Bass solo—Thy Sentinel Am I. Watson
Quartet—(a) In the Gloaming. . Harrison
(b) Evening Abt
We want to sell you your har-
vest and threshing grocery sup-
plies. We can and will please
you both in price and quality at
Enid Chautauqua Opens June 22
The Enid Chautauqua which
opens in Lakewood Park Thursday,
June 22nd, promises to be the
greatest intellectual treat that has
ever been offered the people in this
part of Oklahoma.
Francis J. Henry, the brilliant
and famous attorney who ousted
the notorious Aba Ruef aad his
regime from San Francisco, and
who was shot at the trial table by
an agent of his enemies will deliver
the opening address.
Each afternoon and evening
thereafter the greatest array of tal-
ent that will be heard in the seven
or eight states of the Mississippi
valley west of the Father of Waters
will be heard at Lakewood. Music
that has thrilled the centers of art;
fun, wit, humor and merriment will
turn riot with their masters, pathos
will test hearts at intervals, and the
woods of the park will ring with the
voices of successful and distinguish-
ed men and women and t he ap-
plause of the people.
The following is the list of talent
which will appear:
Orphean Male Quartet, Strickland
Gillilin, John Meritte Driver, Col. G.
G. Gearhart, Everett Kemp, Ralph
Parlette, R. W. Sears, L. F; Lybarger,
W. P. Hale, Grace Hall Riheldaffer,
D. Ward King, H. L Southwick, All-
Star Male Quartet, Edward Amherst!
Ott. Laura Leigh Hanson, Hitch-1
cock-Gallup Recitals, Senator Owen.1
Elma B. Smith, Francis J. Henry,
Lindberg String Quartet and Ex-i
Tents will be provided for the
campers at a nominal cost, and all
conveniences that a camp ground
should afford will be ready for the
vacationist. If you wish to engage
a tent write at once to Grant Yeakey,
Enid, Okla. The ten days ticket to
all of this privilege of entertainment
and instructions will cost two dol-
lars. Be at Lakewood on the 22nd
day of Jupe.
FOUND IN DYING CONDITION
S. R. Snyder of Lookeba, Meets
Death at Cimarron Bridge
The body of a man in an uncon-
scious condition was found on the
south side of the Cimarron river and
near the Rock Island railroad bridge
that crosses the river about a mile
south of Dover, last Sunday morn-
ing. The discovery was made by
a farmer who resides near the river.
When found the man was lying
on his face. Upon being turned
over he opened his eyes but seemed
unable to speak. The man who had
made the discovery went to the
nearest farm house for assistance
and to phone to officials at King-
fisher and upon his return the in-
jured man was dead.
Upon examination of the body
it was found that the left arm was
broken near the shoulder but no
other injuries, exceptng a few
dight bruises, could be discovered by
Sheriff Smith and several others
from Kingfisher, who arrived shortly
after receiving the phone messages.
From letters on the body it was dis-
covered that the name of the dead
man was S. R. Snyder and his post-
office address was Lookeba, Okla.
An express receipt for ti suit case
sent from Carnegie, Okla., to Enid,
dated June 10th, and $3.20 in cash
were tound in the dead man's pock-
ets, ull of which is in charge of
The bodv was taken to Kingfisher
on a hand car and a telephone mes-
sage sent to Lookeba telling of the
man's death. The return message
was to the effect that Mr. Snyder liad
resided between Carnegie and Looke-
ba with his wife and two children
and had recently disposed of prop-
erty at Lookeba. He was a mem-
ber of I. 0. O. F. and a member of
that order would be sent to King-
fisher to take the body in charge.
The supposition is that the man
was riding gratis on a through
freight which would pass the point
where the body was found about
list of victims whose lives have
gone out in a tragic manner at or
near the crossing of the Cimarron
at this point since this country s
opening to ■settlement. Some whose
names and cause of death were
Revival of Bible Study
The English translation of our
Bible known as the King James
version was made in 1611. It came
as a result of the revival of learning.
There come to be a demand on the
part of the common people as well
as the scholars, for a greater know-
ledge of the Bible. When one con-
siders what is being said about the
Bible this year at the celebration of
the three hundredth anniversary of
of the King James verson, one can
not help but conclude that there is a
new revival of learning on. The
President is leaving the White
House to go out and give addresses
on the Bible. Likewise scholars are
leaving their studies, professional
and business men their desks to go
out and make a plea for Bible study.
But even greater than this is the
fact that men everywhere of all
classes are f >nning themselves into
Bible classes. Men everywhere are
hungry for a greater knowledge of
the Bible. No man can be wholly
indifferent to the interests of liis
own soul. Every man wants to
know about God if there really is
one. The way to lind out whether
there is a God and what God is like
is to find out what other men's ex-
periences have been. Ami that is
just what the Bible is—other urn's
experiences with God. There are
many points in which the Bible is
superior to all other books, but main-
ly in this, that it is a record of the
experiences of the greatest souls in
different ages with the living God-
And modern science and pholosophy
have to recognize that human ex-
perience has the first claim on re-
ality, and it is reality that men,
modern, live men, are dealing with.
Many already know that we men
of Hennessey have organized for
Bible study. We want all the men
both young and old, who are not
4:00 a. m. Sunday morning and had already in Sunday school to join
fallen from the train or had been , with us in this Bible study. And
knocked off. The position of the 1 as teacher of the class I want to give
body would indicate that the train you men a written guarantee that if
was moving rapidly as the head was you will come at ten o'clock Sunday
toward the rails with the feet to the
west, on the west side of the track.
Mr. Snyder was a man perhaps
thirty or more years of age, sandy
eomplectioned with dark red hair,
morning and give forty-five minutes
to the study of the Bible, you will
feel just as good, be just as happy
and enjoy the rest of the day just as
much as if you stayed around home
weight about 185 pounds and must and did nothing or did anything
have been more than six feet in else. Try it and if we do not make
heighth. } good this guarantes we will than'i
Thus another is added to the you for telling us so.—Buroer.
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Sprague, G. E. The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1911, newspaper, June 15, 1911; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc105765/m1/1/: accessed September 26, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.