The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 7, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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Tho6e attending the program I
Entered m stroud class mail matter i at Mountain \ iew Wednesday
THE NEW ERA
■t the pott office at Davenport, Ok la.,
aeeor&ng to aat of Congra* of March
CHAS. T. HEDGES
New Era; We would like to ac-
knowledge receipt of 3 "whop-
pin" nice turkeys from the cit
izens of Davenport. This is all
due to the efforts of our esteem
ed attorney, Mr Sam L. Castle-
berry. Along about noon, Mo-
; pie supper at Rose Hill Wedn^s
! day night.
Those who spent Sunday at
J. T. Day's were Mr. aiul Mis.
Mitchell and family and Mrs=.
Mrs. Mitchell's mother Mrs
Griggs, Mr. w. Tipton and
family. Earnest and Lee Robeits
Carl DvojW, Lizzie Rafferty ai
given by the school were Mrs.
J. M. Kimball. Mrs. N. James,
Mrs. P. T. Owen, Misses Minta
and Retta Day, and Miss Emma
Owen, Messer* Plato and Palmer
Kimball. Olen Kerns Dale and .
Gale Kimball. A nice arranged | A ple orir'
program was rendered and en- Mr. and Mrs j. T Dav wei>
joved by all present Also the jn Chandler Tue,dav.
recitation delivered by the teach l .
er Mrs. Belle Mitchell was much ;
Apple and Peach Orchard
A number of us are considerinc th<
planting of Kiberia Peach *ind
P«ar m sufficient Quantities to make ear-
load shipping of tns fruit products; an<
then to rganixa as a Fruit Grower i
Our *oi! is dark. sanJy Wm. with
joint clay subaoii. and the *ater is ai
the way from ten to twenty feet unlet
What is your opinion of such a sol
Nurserymen tell us that the above
named varieties will bear some fruit th«
third year from planting: alsc. that th«
Kelffer pear does not require cuitivatioc
beyond the third year; and that is no1
liable to blight.
Will you advise us regarding these
points and also add any other informa-
tion that might be helpful.
Tell us if you think Iruit growing will
pay us better than raising ai'&lfa on our
soil *—D. V. Heir em. Grant County. Ok.
ther Day over north of town atu>nded |he
Several of our young people j wj|| sell on easy terms, land
came in with a nice turkey hen.
Supt. Collins was in the office to
take charge of the donations as
they came in. assisted by the
matron and secretary.
C. F. with the help of the lar
ger girls held the kitchen down
until Mamma Collins had to don
a kitchen apron and mix the
goodies for C. F. to bake. •'* ho
is C. F r* why he is th> handy
man at the orphanage. Mrs.
Bell Mitchell of the M -untain
View school district came in
W-dnesday night with a box
loaded to overflowing w ith more
cheer for the little tots.
Mrs. Collins conducted the
Thanksgiving service in the
home, she made a very good
taU on thf subject nearest her
hearf'the children" then a lunch
was set out which was brought
to the hom • from the country by
Bro. and sister My res and widow
Collier. The appointment for
Bro. Daniels it the Baptist
church and basket dinner that
was to be given in Davenpoii
ut 1! A. M Thursday was called
off as the preacher failed to get
here on account of being delayed
a day in moving. Rev. F. A.
Daniels is now a resident of Lin-
coln Co. and pastor of the Naz
arene church here.
There are 29 little ones in the
home now. The dinner was set
for 5 o'clock with S. L. Cast le
berry as the guest of honor. Th.-
chidren enjoyed their turkey and
0. E. Sect.
Thanksgiving evening Daven
port vs Kendrick in which Dav-
An ovster sup|«er was given
at Pleasant Hill last Wednesday
night. There was a large crowd
present. Miss Ethel Gamble
was awarded the quilt as being
the most popular young lady
ptesent. The proceeds amount
as follows: 40acres, $1,000; 60
acres. $1,500: good house e'<-
1)4 mile-: sou1 h« est of Dave> -
port on mail ioute. Inquire <>f
Chas A ONo •, Chtndler, R 5
Mrs. Lottie (ones went 1o Sha ■ -
nee ednesday for a short visi
with her wister Mrs. Riddle
Mrs- W. R. Smith and mothe
Mrs J. M. Kinsey visitedChand
ed to f'20. and will#go to the |er friend' last week v<rs. VV
erecting of a Baptist church in
School began at Rose Hill Mon-
day with Miss Mildred Betzer of
Chandler as teacher.
C. B. Mitchell and family are
making arrangements to move
to Washington. This commun
itv regrets verv much to give
them up but join with their
many friends in wishing them
Junes and Mr* Raw don.
Mrs. BeMie Alexander return-
ed last Saturdav from a tbr«
weeks visit With friends i>
W. G Rchie and famih •
KendiKk-are visiting at t
Stacv home this week
We understand there will b>- a
There *ill be a temperan
program rendered by the chi'd
ren next Sunday night at t «
Presb. terian church
Real Bargains in Real Estate
Farms, ranches, and Davenport
property. Live trades. All
kinds of exchanges. We make
a specialty of farm loans, write
insurance and look after rentals.
Davenport Real Estate and Investment Co.
J. \V. STALKER A Company
S. W. corner 1st and Broadway
Phone No. 6
It is a foolish man who neglects to comfort-
ably clothe himself during the cold weather.
It is a "mighty ornery" man who neglects to
provide his family with warm clothing.
Warm clothes are not, necessarily, "fine"
clothes. They can be bought without a great out
lay of money if one is careful in choosing.
Make out a list of the things you need and
bring it to us. You will be surprised at how far
you can make a dollar go on the purchase of
heavy underwear, sweaters, coats, suits, gloves
and other items probably on your list.
You can't beat our prices, quality consider-
ed, anywhere, no matter where you try.
Do not overlook that clothing is especially
suitable as a Christmas present this year
J. G. c Cu e & Co.
The adaptability of land to (rait
growing, and particularly peach grow,
ins depends primarily on having an
open, porous subsoil. There are some
rery successful peach districts iu the
United States which hare a quite
heavy clay soil. There are otliers
which have a thin, sandy soil, and
there are all graduations between
these extremes. In every instant,
however, you will find that the subsoil
is open, porous, and easily penetrated
by the roots of the trees.
The commercial growers of peaches
in this state find that a combination
of three of four varieties gives the
best results. The bulk of the plant-
ing, at least one-half should be of
Elbertas. A number of early peaches
should be planted, either of the Early
Wheeler, which is very popular in the
southeastern part of the state, or the
Trimuph, or possibly both. To follow
up the season some variety should be
planted; the Salway has been the most
successful, so far, for this purpose.
Peach orchards should always be
kept highly cultivated and pruned
from the very first. Under favorable
circumstances, they should bear a lit-
tle crop in three years, and be full
bearing by the fifth or sixth year. The
young orchards are the most profit-
able as they bear the highest quality
of fruit. Do not plant the trees too
close together as this is the chief
reason why many of the orchards fail
so early. They should be planted at
least twenty feet apart.
In a good peach soil, the raising of
peaches by those who understand it
is very profitable, and there is noth-
ing in the raising of peaches which is
so difficult to learn but that anyone
might pick up, although, of course, ha
would make some mistakes at first
by not doing all of the things just
The Keiffer pear proposition is ol
another class altogether. 1 was rais-
ed in this mid-western country, and
have traveled all over the middle west
and a permanently profitable sod pear
orchard is a thing I have never seen.
1 would not wish to say that it could
not exist; it might in some favorable
location. Pears that are left in sod
In the vicinity of SUllwater will com-
mence to fail, and in the course of
five or six years will die unless the
rainfall is particularly heavy. We had
a few on the back part of the College
campus, but the dry weather of the
last- three years has finished them
up. 1 will say, however, that our
soil is particularly unfavorable for
In regard to a comparison of the
profits of alfalfa growing and fruit
growing this is difficult to answer. In
general, It may be said that the pro-
fits from alfalfa growing are reason-
ably sure and moderately large; the
profits from fruii growing are not
nearly so sure, bat occasionally are
much larger. I have known men to
make over a thousand dollars an acre
in a single season on fruit growing.
I never knew one to make anywhere
near that sum by raising alfalfa. You
must realize, however, that these ex-
cessive profits in fruit growing are
very unusual, require a very happy
combination of good fruit location, a
good fruit raiser, a pood cropli and a
good price all at the same time. Thes<i
•re four conditions that are not often
met with. On the other hand, alfalfa
is adapted to a wider range of coun-
try than fruit, and is a more certain
crop.—N. O. Booth. Deprt of Horticul
ture and Botany, Oklahoma A & M
IRRIGATION AND HOT WINDS.
I would like to have you give me your
I Ufa ot irrigating in this part •.( Okia-
I h>>nia an4 what kind of crops would do
j best here Please tell ine what damage
I the hot winds would do to certain croi'*.
—Geo. Quae enbush. Kiowa Countv. Ok-
Regarding irrigation work in_ that
part of the state, will say that per-
haps the only work along that line that
can be done profitably will be through
the use of drilled wells from one to two
hundred feet deep, using windmills
and motors as power. The test which
has been made in that section of the
country does not seem to allow much
encouragement so far as securing ar-
tesian wells, even at a depth of ten to
twelve hundred feet. The system of
pumping, however, from shallow wells
would appear very feasible for small
areas and the experiments that have
been carried on in the dtfferent parts
of the west show very proOlable re-
turns and great incease In lanfl values.
The hot winds do hot so much dam-
age to crops that are well watered
except as they may strike them during
the flowering season, as for example
the corn during the past season was
killed in many sections he-cause of the
hot winds striking it at the lime of
tasseling, thus killing the pollen grains
and drying up the silks. Under these
oonditlons, of course, no plant can
produce fruit—J. A. Wilson Director
FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT CLUBS
•y Usited Sutss S«es'.«r Bobert L. Owen, Chiirsus Or<«niiin< Committee
tFrom The Commoner. Nov. 17, 1911.) The Federation of the Democratic
The Commoner urges democrats Precinct clubs invites all good Demo-
everywhere to organize Democratic:crats into this organization. Its doc-
Precinct clubs. Literature and club trines are purely democratic. The
constitutions for distributing among real political contest in this country j
your neighbors will be mailed upon is between the people and the holder*
request to the national headquarters, of privilege, the special Interests, the ,
Washington, D. C. Ten or more mem. jsystem, ti benefl'iaries of privilege
bers can make a start. The president -existing iu ten thousand forms,
of the elub is its representative on the This country has been governed
city council (committee) and county through party organizations, and privl-
council of the city federation and )ege has for y ars controlled the regu-
county federation. Each member Is jar national republican organization,
entitled to use the postal vote on is- an(j through it has controlled the na-
sues within the entire federation, i tional government and many of the
Write a postal card and ask for the state governments. This regular re-
supplies. Do it now, and your name publican organization—the stand-pat
will be reported in The Commoner and machine—Is about to be driven out of
a Democratic state paper. 'power by the people who have elected
ja progressive Democratic House in
The Federation of Democratic Pre- congress and who now partially con-
ttnet clubs of the United States of trol the senate through the Democratic
America is an organization chartered senators and the revolting progressive
under the District of Columbia, so Republican senators. It is obvious
framed as to be self-governing by the 'hat the Democratic party is abotit to
members, self-sustaining and Incap- tome in control of the government in
able of being diverted to the uses of 1513 and the great danger of the Dem-
n-achine politics oeracy is that the advocates and hold-
It-"purpose is to enable the mem- "8 of Privilege will rush into the
bers of the party to control the party bosom of Democracy for shelter with
organization from the precinct to the protestations of party loyalty and zeal <
national convention and to promote aud urgent advice as to the party pol-
the legitimate organization of the "J J^olce of Presidential and
Democracy and to overthrow corrupt 0 er ca 1 1 a es.
machine politics within the party Already the agents of privilege are
lines; to establish the rule of the peo- making secret efforts throughout the
pie bv providing the mechanism neces- nation to control the regular Demo-
sary ;o its establishment as a fact; to cratic organization and will endeavor
enable the people to rule honestly by to guide the choice of Democratic nom-
putting an end to corrupt practices in inees. For this reason the people
primaries and elections: to enable the must control the precinct, the prl-
people to rule intelligently, by a sys- maries, the convention, the nomina-
tem of complete publicity; to nomi- tions, the elections, and the men
nate and elect only those candidates to elected, and in their own interests. In
party position and for public office who this contest the advocates of privi-
are absolutely known to believe in the lege have unlimited funds, an army
wisdom, honesty and the benevolence of skilled workers and strikers, a pow-
of the people, and who are known to erful press, a host of beneficiaries,
be democratic from principle, who are and will under cover contest the field
Identified with the progressive move- from end to end, while the people are
ment, and courageous enough to lead comparatively unorganized. The pres-
the fight In the endeavor to bring the ent regular Democratic organization,
government closer to the people and consisting of national, state, county,
make it more responsive to the peo- city, township, ward and precinct com-
ple's will; to question candidates in mittees and office holders, has no right
the precinct, in the city, in the coun- :ees and office holders, has no right
ty, in the state and in the nation, as- and no duty as an organization to take
certain the views, records, affiliations sides to determine the nomination and
and environment of candidates for the election of their successors In of-
party place or public office, and by flee. This work of nominating party
this system of questioning candidates committeemen, party delegates and
and getting publicity, to nominate and officials and public office holders, and
elect men who are in sympathy with electing them, must be done by the
the people and pledged to their in- people. The work of the regular Dem-
terest. ocratic party committees begins after
The Federation of Democratic Pre- they have been selected by the mem-
cinct clubs will be in the control of bers of the Democratic party and after
the members of the party and will not the Democratic candidates for public
be in the control of the leaders, except- office shall have been nominated by
Ing so far as they really represent the the people. Where the primary sys-
wishes of the body cf the party. The tem does not exist the nominations of
control of the organization by the candidates for public office are made
membership is provided by the lnitia- by caucuses and conventions, begin-
tive, the referendum, the recall, the nlng at the precinct, which makes all
postal ballot, an economical, quick and the more important the control of the
democratic method of governing the precinct by the members of the party,
organization. | it clearly follows that the need of
We propose to organize an army of the hour is the organization of the peo-
a million men at the precinct, pledged pie themselves for self defense in the
to make effective the rule of the peo- governing business, and first of all in
pie through the party in city, county, the governing business is the selection
state and nation. of the regular party organization, city.
We thoroughly understand the crafty county and state committees and dele-
character and insidious processes by gates from the precinct up to the na-
which privilege has governed the tional convention. The Democratic
United States through the connivance party should be safeguarded in every
of the Republican machine politicians, precinct, and from the precinct to the
We also thoroughly understand that national convention, so that the party
these commercial, selfish, privilege- may'nominate a progressive Democrat
seeking clasps are just as willing aud for the presidency and nominate an ab-
anxioue to use the Democratic party solutely trustworthy man for every
as they have been to use the Repub- party and public place. We should
lican party. We are aware that In have an organized army of a million
some of the states, because of the de- precinct men able, willing and anxious
fective character of the Democratic to elect a Democrat president in 1912.
organization, the democrats have Let every progressive Democrat or-
been betrayed by leaders carrying the ganlze a club in his own precinct and
democratic flags, who in reality were „eud fur literature to distribute to
not democrats in principle, but merely Democrats of like mind who will co-
self-seeking mercenaries, using the or- operate with him in establishing a pre-
ganization and the party machinery clnct club and joining the federation,
and the powers of the party for pri- There is much to be done and said be-
vate profit. |fore the delegates to the Democratic
We call upon good Democrats, Dem- national convention are chosen. ■
ocrats from principle, Democrats who xhe time for actlon ,8 ut haud and?
want nothing except good government we , t0 progregsive Democrat,
-to organize precinct clubs and join immedintcly write for copk>6 of the
the federation so that we may eo- Ponstitutton, by.law8i 01'-ganilatl0n
TTriU, f g puntVIlP01" «"" literature for use in or-
£ i - ° „rr m" " ,ocal ' bs 'hat will affiliate
Z nrL2L Th„ H * °Ve OW wlth '!>• national federation
•>f privilege. The time has come . , ... . , .
for this new development in the Arner- ? P , ' c ®' 111 *n effort and de-
ican republic when the people shall "■ r"'lnatl° \° ha/e >e Democratic
ko into the governing business and P a torn,s'declare for progressive prin
flrst-by taking control of the Demo- < lp,e? nn,i f0 nominate candidates who
cratic party from the precinct to the "" " s-vmPathy with and who will
national convention. We propose to 11 ,iRh' in bcUalf of the prinoi
nom :iate a Democrat who believes in "les SPI forth in ,lle P'a,form- Address
he people's rule, who Is a progressive,™DKRATION OF DEMOCRATIC
at heart, aud who has the courage to
stand firmly fer the principles of fun-
damental Democracy aud who will not
connive with the agents of privilege.
ley. Sec.. Rllss Rldg., Washington.
D. C., If Interested in organizing a
Club Address A. Grant Evans, Sec'y,
Box S67, Oklahoma City, Okla.
I Cut and make hay of the entire cow-
pea plant and feed to bogs wltfc the
pods left on the plavit. Put It in racks
where they oan get at it wiUlout wast
1 lag to.
Organize a Democratic Pre-
The governing business begins at the precinct. The federated
trecinc powers of the people will be an irresistible force iu rom-
pelllnq honest, economical government and the overthrow of privilege.
The Presidency in 1912
Address A (.rant Evans. Secretary, Uox s«7, Oklahoma City Okla.
for adrlce or literature In organhing Democratic rice tact Clubs.
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