The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911 Page: 8 of 8
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Hardy Bermuda Grass
By P. A. M*'< h«M
United States Department of Agri-
culture, Chandler, Okla.
At the state fair at Oklahoma City 1
was earring an exhibit bunch of bermuda
grass to the agricultural hall. An old
farmer acosted me, saying: "So you
are going to make a show of that ber-
muda grass. How long is it?"
The grass was laid upon the ground
lashed to a board. The old farmer
paced it and found that it was only two
feet F.hortar than a twelve foot fence
board. Then I was accused of not tell-
ing the whole truth about bermuda
grass aa I only recommend it as a pas-
ture gra«s. The farmer thought that
grass ten feet high would do to cut. But
this exhibit was like our good corn and
cattle—raised to show. This grass was
raised in a sheltered place where it
always had plenty to eat and drink so
it fullfilled it* mission and grew.
The reason why we do not advocate
hardy bermuda as a hav crop fa that
it is seldom set upon our best lands.
There ia no hay plant in all the world
better for our belt bottom lands than
alfalfa. Bermuda has its place by the
side of alfalfi upon a poorer grade of
land and for pasture. Should wc set
our best lands to bermuda for hay I do
not think wo could find any machinery
suitable for cutting it as it occupies
every inch of ground space so thick
that u|m>ii a good sod the ground is
completely carpctcd. If cut all it
should be even oftener than alfalfa.
It is nearly as rich ton for ton as
bran and is undoubtedly the best pas-
ture grass for the entire southland.
The department never advocates new
and untried things. They could not
afford to mislead the people in any par-
ticular. This grass has stood the test
of experiment equally with alfalfa,
blue graBs or thimothy. Each grass
has its place just as wo have a corn
belt, a wheat belt or fruit belt or^lieet
country. The entire southland if the
bermuda bc|t. The crreatest demand
of the Houthjs for grass. If wu had
grass we would rais alfalfa, where we
had the soil or canc or katt'tr where wc
had only uplands.
You know as we all know that the
only successful agriculture has its
genesis in live stock. Wc know the
shortage in cattle. Now is the time
for ub to get grass and buy hoifer cal-
ves and get ready to suspply the ever
increasing demand tor milk and beef.
It ia the consensus of opinion that
one acre well aodded to bermuda will
pasture two cows during the grazing
season. We are only endeavoring to
introduce bermuda to its place as
pasturo grass upon tho poorer lands
which wc would naturally devote to
grasB and pastnre.
Bermuda grass is just as good for
chickens, pigs, mules and horses as for
cattle. In fact all kinds of atock relish
it and do well upon it.
With good conditions wc can raise
almost anything but wc want some-
thing for our poor seasons Bermuda
grasB has always yielded something
when other crops have failed.
I am a farmer ow ning, living upon
and operating a farm near Chandler,
lin central Oklahoma. I have seventy
acres of Bermuda grass. Have set
much of this with my own hands, fol-
owing overy known method and set-
ting under all kinds of conditions. So
I am speaking from personal exper-
ience, which is after all, better than
Write to me asking all kinds of ques-
tions and I will answer them through
the paper, as what is of interest to
you may be to others.
The plan is to writo two articles a
month so you can have time to ask
questions between times.
Five leading points about Bermuda
grass that wc wish to consider: Does
it pay? What to plant and how? Can
it be controlcd and where best adapted
Bermuda is a southern plant. Har-
dy bermuda is acclimated to more
northern latitudes. They have just
the common bermuda in Texas. Wc
have hardy bermuda. Bermuda has
bocomc hardy by tho survival of the
fittest, the weaker freezing and the
If you want a department bulletin
on bermuda grass write me and I will
send for it for you, or write me for
any bulletins or any information which
would naturally come from the depart-
ment. You can have a free agricult-
ural library for the asking.
C and H. E. Niccum will hold
a sale Dec. 20th at the home of
the latter, 4 mi north of Sparks,
2 mi south and 2 1 2 mi west of
Davenport and 1 12 mi south
and 3 mi east of Chandki Col
J. W. Edwards and family
returned last Saturday to Ken-
tucky to make their home.
No. 405 Due at 4:48 A. M. Stops
No. 407 Due at 2:28 P. M.
No. 9 Due at 7:15 A. M. Slops
No. 411 Due at 5:30 P. M. Stops
No. 413 Due at 7:48 A. M.
No. 2 Due 10:11 A. M. Stops
No. 408 Due at 1:53 P. M.
No. 10 Due at 0:5!) P. M. Stop6
No. 40(1 Due at 1:39 A. *■, Stops
No 414 Due at 9:22 P. M.
Passengers take notice. Agent
does not meet Nos. 405 and 400
All passengers having baggage
to check on these trains out of
this station, will please notify
conductor who will attend to it.
All passengers who have bag
«age to unload from either of
these trains will, just before ar-
riving at Davenport, notify the
conductor that baggage is to
come off here and ^ive him the
checks and he will attend to it.
J. J. Orman, Ag. nt.
SANTA FE TIME CARD
Train No. 414, Local Freight, 8:56 a, m.
.. passenger, 2:07 p. m.
Train No. 407, Passenger, 1:40 p, m
" "418, Local Freight, 3:36 p. m.
Postponed on account of sickness from Nov. 28
I will sell at public auction at my home 1-2 mi. south of
Davenport, beginning at 10 oclock,
Tuesday, Dcc. 19th.
The following described property
State of Oklahoma, County of Lin-
W. T. Smith, Haintlff,
Willis Moore, Defendant.
Before M. H. Taulbec, Justice of the
Peace In and for Davenport, Okla.
To Willis Moore: You are hereby
notified that you have been sued and
must answer the petition filed by the
plaintiff to recover $63.76 as set
forth In the plaintiff's bill, on the
Cth day of January, 1912, or the pe-
tition will be taken as true and Judg-
ment. rendered accordingly.
Dated this 20th day of November,
ill. 11. TAULBEE,
Justice of the Pence In and for Dav-
enport, County of Lincoln, State
S. L. Castleberry Attorney for Plaintiff
Span iron pray mares, 7 yrs.
wt. about 900 lbs each
Brown mare, 8 yrs. wt 1,000
Buckskin mare 8, yrs wt 1000
Buckskin mare, 10 yrs wt 850
Bay mare, 10 yrs wt 850
Gray mule, 9 yrs wt 1250
1 Pr coming 3 yr mare colts
Bay horse, 10 yrs wt 1000
Bay mare, 10 yrs wt 1000
Brown horse 12 yrs wt 1000
Black 3-4 Jersey cow 6 yrs,
Jersey heifer, black, 6 mo.
Jersey bull, black, 8 mo.
3 Red Durocks, one, 200 lbs
others, 100 lbs each
3 1-4-in Racine-Sattley, new,
low wheel, 4-in tire
Studibaker, 3 1-2-in, high
3 inch Mandt
2 3-in Bain
Low iron wheel farm wagon
Water wagon and tank
2-Seated spring wagon
New pair buggy shafts
3 Cotton seed wagon beds
Good hay rack
2 Cross cut saws
3 Claw hammers, 5 pitch forks
Shoe cobbling outfit
2 Braces and bits
IS Double bitted axes
2 Dialogue cotton planters, new
Kingman con and cot. planter
lioller, 2 drags, side saddle
4 .-ets lerther double harness
Set of single buggv liarness|
<> Sets of chain giers
10 Good horse collars
25 Tons of hay in the barn
7 Tons of cane hay in the shock
2000 ft Second hand lumber
14 in Stirring plow
2 12-in Stirring plows
5 Single plow stocks
2 Gee-whiz cultivators
2 Dozen cotton sweeps foi single
1 Dozen cotton hoes
2 Garden rakf s
3 Short handled No. 2 shovels
2 Long handled shovels
4 Seed forks
2 Picks and 2 Mattices
3 No. 3 dirt slips new
-5 No. 2 dirt slips good
2 Wheel barrows
7 New standing jacks
1 2 in Steel tripple blocks new
1 Double 2 in steel block new
2 Sets of wood l'/2 in double
100 ft of crucible steel new 3 4-in
257 feet of lj-in nianilla rope
2C0 ft various kinds of rope
5 Log chains 2 Sledge hammers
1 4 Horse Wittie gasoline engine
Interqational hay baler
Dt-ering mowing machine
3 Hand saws
Good grind stone
Good emery stone
2 Rolls of new poultry wire
1 Washing machine
1 Sewing machine
1 Clock 8 day 1 Organ
3 Cook tables and 1 extention
2 Bed steads and springs
5 Water barrels
5 Pair double trees and 12 single
150 Chickens G Blue Geese
2 Bisi feed troughs
10 Bushel sweet potatoes
J 1 Case run about buggy good
JO Monlhs time at 10 per cent will be given on notes with
approved security, on sums over $10. 8 per cent discount
for cash on sums over $10. Sums of $10 and under cash without discount. All property must be
settled for before removal.
Terms of Sale:
BIG FREE LUNCH AT NOON
O. D. GROOM, Clerk
COL. L. RORERTS, Auct
CrL. J. CUNE, Auct.
E. E. MASSEY, Owner
Big Closing Out Sale
To last TEN DAYS DEC. 16 to 2sih. Men's, Boys
and Ohildrons Clothing, Shoes. Hats, and Gents furnish-
ing goods, also Groceries to be sold regardless of cost
17 Lbs Sugar for
<'> Cans of corn
0 Cans of Kraut
6 Cans of Peas
5 Lbs Rice
Best Coffee, per lb
All kinds of Tobaccos, per lb
8 Boxes Sardines
1 Doz Boxes Matches
0 Lbs Soda
Sorghum, per gal
25c Can Health Club Baking Powder
1115c Post Tost ies
100 Lbs. Salt
Best Lard, per lb
Meat, per lb
All other goods must goat cost or less than
Ptofessional Cards «
• mt i nwmin ■ ■■■ in i
P. S. Terrlll
A full line of coffins and cas
kets always on hand
^ Embalming done.
I>* J« Jl J« J Jl Jl Jl M .Ml.« Jl *
Forest Huddleson returned to
school ut Stillwater last Friday
having so far recoverod from
his attack of typhoid fever as to
be able to again tako up his
The J, W. Graves Company*
SvM L CASTLEBEKRY
Office over May & Stacy's
Collection A Specialty
Prompt attention given all business j
intrusted to his care.
L)rs. Louwien & Hanson
Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Feuquay Hldg
Would like a chance to figure
on vour jobs. At Meltons Cafe
K. E. Morse, former town
marshal of Davenport, who now
lives at Calvin, Okla.. was in
town on business last Saturday.
Prof. W. L. Johnson former
ly of Davenport, but now prin-
cipal of the school at Sparks was
in town Saturday.
Shingles, Sash, Doors, Lime, Ce
ment, Plaster, Lath, Sand, Chat
Brick, Glass, Paints, Oils and
all kinds of building material
Phone 62 A,E,Haug,LocalMgr^
Dr. J. W. HUDDLESON
Physician and Surueon
Office at Res. Phonb No. 67.
Carbon pi per for sale 5c fo" a
large sheet ut the Era ofti.'e
| Ikes Barber Shop
j For a nicc clean shave and
hair cut. Agency for the up
| to Date-Laundry
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women as you. It is the school of opportunity for
those « ho will build for the future.
The training you receive through the lessons, text
books and personal instruction, combined with con-
scientious endeavor on your part, gives- you th nec
essary equipment to he highly successful in the liu-i
You will find n more congenial work, n> I«-t •
opportunities for rapid advancement, in both i>o n
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typewriting and its branches offer.' /
These courses of instruction have been cons antu
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We have issued a new Ijook which explain in de
tail just what this school will do for you and its inetli
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who are interested, to become higger and better men
Drop us a postal card and the book will come at
Hill's Business College
Oklahoma City U. S. A.
The V«y Best Turnouts
Phone No. I
B. H. Christy - Davenport, Okla,
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The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911, newspaper, December 14, 1911; Davenport, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109822/m1/8/: accessed March 26, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.