The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 14, 1912 Page: 2 of 6
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THE DAVENPORT NEW ERA
Oklahoma News Notes
Money placed in oklahoma soil will
Evidently the ground hog knew why
he ought to go back Into his hole.
A goodly flow of gas was struck In
• well near Eucha, Delaware county.
The tdtal Are loss In Oklahoma
City during February, according to
Fire Chief Kesler's report was $3,485.
The meningitis situation at Kiefer
Is clearing. One death occurred, but
the other case, Miss White, is re-
Mrs. Mary Stinnett died recently
at Ardmore, aged 84. She and her
husband were among the first settlers
of Fannin county, Texas.
The prolonged lingering of winter
in the lap of spring is keeping back
the premature swelling of fruit buds,
and the prospects are mighty good
for a fine crop.
The Oklahoma Engineering com-
pany of Oklahoma City has been
awarded the contract to Install the
|ewage system at Sallisaw, the con-
tact price being $29,057. Work will
ON A PROFIT-SHARING BASIS EASILY MADE HOTBED
Jewell Wilkerson, aged 10, one of
the boys' and girls' club members
working under the direction of the
government co-operative demonstra-
tion department, succeeded in getting
1,590 pounds from one acre of ground.
Sapulpa's law closing all business j
on Sundays is said to have cost the
city at least $10,000. Somewhere in
the neighborhood of 400 citizens hiked
to Tulsa, where they could at least
buy a cigar or a newspaper without
fear of arrest.
It Is understood at Tulsa that there
!« a first-class prospect of the building
of the M .O. & G. railroad to that city
from Henryetta and Okmulgee within
a year. President Keneflck Is in
touch with the commercial men of
The 3-year-old child of Mrs. Winn
of Taneha was so badly burned that It
is not expected to live. While the
mother, a laundress, was away from
home the child's clothes caught Are
from an open grate and the little girl'*
body was almost cremated.
Manager's Offer Most Generous, Still
It Is Possible That the Greaser
A common method of dealing with
greaser laborers In the new state of
New Mexico is to have them work on
shares. A somewhat original applica-
tion of the system is told on a well-
known manager of one of the 30,000-
acre ranch corporations.
A certain Mexican had been ac-
costing the manager several times
and asking for a job.
; "Well, come over to my office," the
boss told him finally, "and maybe 1
can fix up something with you."
"Now, i need a lot of postholes dug,"
"What will you give me?" asked the
"Well," replied the employer gener-
ously, "I will give you half. You can
dig my half on my ranch, and can put
your half wherever you please—pick
out soft giound for them If you
want to."—Metropolitan Magazine.
The Very Beet Make.
In the course of an after-dinner 1
speech In pralBe of woman, Samuel |
Untermyer, the New York lawyer, said
"A commercial traveler remarked
the other day to a storekeeper:
" 'Make yourself a Christmas pres- !
ent of a cash register. It will keep
strict and accurate account of all
you receive and all you disburse. It
will show you what you save and what !
you squander, what you spend foolish-
ly and what you spend wisely, where :
you should spread out and where you
should retrench, where you waste and
how you waste It—'
I " 'But,' «ald the storekeeper, 'I've
already got a cash register which does
all that and more.'
" 'Whose make is It?' asked the
" 'God's make,' the storekeeper re-
plied; and with a smile at once rev-
erent and grateful be nodded toward
his handsome wife seat%d In the cash-
Many Little Details Go Far
Towards Making Success.
Counterfeiter Gets Stiff Sentence.
"William Fink, a Brooklyn. N. Y,. dealer
In drugs, was sentenced by the New York
Court of 8pecial Sessions, to Imprison-
ment In the penitentiary at hard labor,
for four months. The charge was coun-
terfeiting: the trade-mark for Carter's Lit-
tle Liver Pill*, in violation of the penal
The Carter Medicine Company detected
the counterfeit before any quantity of the
■puHoua goods had been placed upon the
Sarket In sentencing Fink, Judge Deuel
Id special stress upon the injury done to
the public when a remedy so well known ,
as Carter*! Little Liver Pills Is counter- i
felted and put on the market. He im- j
posed the sentence not only as the prop-
er punishment of Fink himself, but In or- J
der to deter others from the commission
of like frauds in the future.
The charge of mixing too much salt
with the feed sold to farmers, filed
against the Guthrie Mill & Elevator
company of Guthrie, a few days ago,
by Inspectors for the pure food depart-
ment of the state has been dismissed
for the want of sufficient evidence to
Fred Raymond Whalln, son of Mrs.
R. A. Waller of Hobart, has been ap-
pointed a cadet to the military acad-
emy at West Point. The appointment
came through Congressman Scott Fer-
ris. Whalln was first appointed as
alternate to the place and recently
the regular appointee failed in the ex-
amination. Whalln will graduate from
the Hobart high school this Bplng.
Mixed the Orders.
A local doctor once sent his man
with a box of pills to a patient, and a
hamper containing six live pullets to
be left at the house of a friend. Un-
luckily the messenger bungled over his
errand, and took the hamper to the pa-
tient and the pills to his master's
friends. Imagine the consternation of
the patient on receiving along with
the fowlB the following prescription:
"Two of these to be swallowed ev-
ery half hour."
A Mean Insinuation.
Maude—I've something to tell you.
f'm engaged to Jack.
Ethel—I am not surprised. Jack
never could say "No."
Claiming that the farmerB of Okla-
homa do not break land deep enough,
Rev. J. Kardoss, pastor of a Hungar-
ian church In St. Louis, has imported
a specially made plow from his na-
tive land and placed two Hungarians
on his farm near Altus, to work it
according to his desires. The plow Is
a curious implement cutting a furrow
eighteen inches deep and thoroughly
mixing the soil in turning. He ex-
pects great results.
Thn limple life is best. Let your only
medicine be Garfield Ten, the pure and
proven remedy. All druggists.
Many reputations blow up when a
political campaign is In full blast.
Stuan's proposition to vote $50,000
bondB for road improvements failed
at the eletlon by a vote of 260 to 179.
While the proposition had a majority,
it failed of the constitutional majority.
The money was to have been expend-
ed In the Improvement of some of the
roads which need It very much. No
further attempt will be made at this
lime to raise money for the road
Letters have been sent out by State
Superintendent R. H. Wilson to all
city and town superintendents of
schools as well as to high school prin-
cipals In all parts of Oklahoma, call-
ing a meeting of all of those who are
interested In the extension of high
school work to be held in Oklahoma
City April 25 and 26. The meeting
will be held two days before the state
field meet at Norman. The principal
question brought up at the meeting
■will be the adoption of a uniform
course of study for the high schools of
the state and the proper method of
accrediting work done in the high
schools at the state university and the
secondary state institutions.
Perry Furr, one of the well known
young men of Okmulgee, died from
injuries received In railing from his
horse on the frozen ground.
Hampton O'Neill and Erin Smith,
two Grady county boys were before
the civil service board of examiners
In Chickasha recently to pass an ox-
amiuatlou to admit them to the naval
academy at Anapolls. This Is the first
examination of the kind ever held In
Grady county. Both boys received
their appointments through the efforts
,of Senator Thomas P. Gors.
YOU SHOULD TRY
As Spring approaches
nearly everyone expe-
riences that run-down
feeling. The system
is full of impurities—
the blood is sluggish—
the liver inactive and
The Bitters willquickly
remedy this condition.
IT REALLY TONES AND STRENGTHENS
Myeh Care Is Necessary In Preparing
Soil—No Set Rule Can Be Ap-
plied to Manure on Account
of Itj Composition.
(By JOSEPHINE DEMAR.)
At the very first stirring of the
sap comes to most of us a longing to
see Dame Nature awake and go about
her spring business. We eagerly look
for the first signs of life In the maples
and in the sheltered recesses of the
woods under the dead leaves.
When I feel the first hint of spring
I start my hotbed. This I fashioned
out of an old glass cupboard door,
some old boards, a saw, hammer and
nails. Critics may find fault with It
but as it has been a decided success
I do not mind the verdict of the crit-
ics. Utility, not beauty, is my aim.
The glass cover had done duty as a
cupboard door for many years and
■when the house was remodeled It was
consigned to the attic until It was
pressed Into its present state of use-
The frame measures 22 Inches high
at the back and slopes down the sides
to the front to 12 Inches; the glass
frame Is fastened to the back with
hinges. An excavation was dug and
the frame placed upon it The ex-
cavation is eight or ten inches deeper
than the frame, and the frame stands
II Inches above the soil at the back,
and the front five Inches. A stout
stake was driven In the four corners
bf the frame to support It. —
The bed is located south of the
summer kitchen, a well-drained spot
where it will get the sun all day.
The earth Is banked around the
frame and a ditch carries all the sur-
face water away. In the meantime
the heat material was prepared. This
was horse-manure gathered from the
stalls each day and put In a cone-
One-third leaves were added to as-
sist the manure to "sweeten." Manure
clone Is too dense and will not fer-
ment properly unless leaves, straw or
some sort of litter Is added.
As soon as the pile looked large
enough to fill the frame It was allowed
to ferment evenly. When the mass
was moist and steaming It was put
into the hotbed.
It Is Impossible to glve< any hard
and fast rule In preparing manure for
the hotbeds, for so much depends upon
the composition and texture of the
manure and the state of the weather.
It 1s safe to say, however, that the
pile must be worked over several
times and when It Is moist and warm
it Is ready for the frame.
In the bottom of the excavation I
always place a thin layer of cornstalks
cut a foot long, for protection against
the cold earth. When the manure Is
rut in It nearly reaches the top of the
soil; then It Is well tamped, and after
tamping, It should reach within ten
Inches of the top of the frame in
As a usual thing eight Inches of
thoroughly prepared manure will heat
a spring hotbed. The bed Is then cov-
ered with the glass door and left to
Itself for a few days.
Then five Inches of fine, rich, well-
prepared soil Is added; sgaln the cov-
er let down and the bed allowed to
heat, a thermometer placed In It and
when It registers 85 degrees the seeds
The amateur will want to sow seeds
when the bed Is entirely too hot, but
make haste slowly Is a good policy
in this case.
Before sowing the seeds rake the
soil to destroy the weed-seeds which
have sprouted. Sow such seeds as
tomato, cabbage, lettuce, peppers, etc..
but be sure to reserve Beveral rows
for your flower-seeds. Make the rows
run north and south. Water the bed
with a sprinkler having a very fins
The little seedlings are very delicate
and cafe must be taken not to bake,
starve or chill them. Too much heat Is
worse than too little, therefore. It Is
necessary to air the hotbed bj open-
ing the frame when the sun shines
aad the weather is warm.
Water with a fine hoBe when the
boII looks light In color and Is dry to
the touch. Thin out the plants If they
stand too thickly In the row.
When the plants have attained two
or three true leaves they must be
transplanted Into a cold frame. This
I msde with the twin cupboard door,
and contains no heating material, and
the frame put on the top of the
The earth should be banked all
around the frame and during cold
days and nights both the hot and cold
frame were covered with board shut-
ters. and carpet thrown on top for
After the hotbed has been emptied
Into the cold frame It may be used to
grow another crop of seedlings. The
hotbed Is also a good place to start
cuttings. Slip the cuttings, place
them in a dish containing sand which
should be kept as wet as mud, and
the slips will grow In a short time.
DIVERSIFICATION IN SOUTH
Farmer Who Raises All His Own Sup-
plies Can Market His Cotton
When Prices Suit Him.
The cotton grower who diversifies
his farming, at least to the extent of
rendering himself Independent of out-
side source of supply for all of the
grains, fruits, vegetables, meats and
dairy products consumed on his farm,
says W. W. Finley, president of the
Southern railway, is enabled to mar-
ket his cotton when there is an eccon-
omic demand for It
He Is not compelled to sell regard-
less of market conditions, as has so
often been the case, under the ne-
Wlnkleby gazed at the new triplets
with fatherly pride, but not a little
apprehension In his eye, nevertheless.
"What are you thinking, dear?" ask-
ed Mrs. Wlnkleby, softly.
"Nothing, dear, nothing," he snid.
falterlngly, "only don't you think that
It would be wiser for us hereafter to
build up our little family on the In
stallment plan?"—Harper's Weekly.
Her Idea of a Chicken Farm.
Every little actress In New York has
a Long Island chicken farm. A well-
known leading lady recently decided to
follow the way of her sisters She
secured a lease on a good bit of prop-
erty and then sought out a reputable
"I want," she said firmly, "a thou-
sand hens and"—less firmly—"a thou-
No Chance About It.
"I'm awfully sorry It happened,"
apologized the abject young man, aft-
er the stolen kiss.
"Happened!" she exclaims. "Hap-
pened! That Is worse than the klBs!
If you didn't have It in mind when you
asked me to stroll away back here In
this quiet corner of the conservatory
I shall be offended, after all."—Judge.
When a woman says she believes
every word her husband tells her, It's
dollars to doughnuts that the honey-
moon Is Btill In its Infancy. '
Constipation causes and aggravates many
serious diseases. It is thoroughly cured by
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. The favor-
ite family laxative.
It's the contrariness of her sex that
Induces a woman to agree with a man
just when he doesn't want her to.
PILES CCREI> IN O TO 14 BAYS
Your druggist will return! money If PAZO OINT-
MENT fails to euro any case of Itchlug, Blind,
Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 0 VJ 14 dajrs. 60c.
No one but a gossip can attend to
everybody's business at the same
A Boon to Housewives
Everyone can enjoy the luxuries of
a hardwood floor at small expense
by the use of this wosderful new
product. Does away with unsani-
tary car-pets—permits the use of
large orsmallrugs. Makesold homes
new—makes new homes more com-
fortable, attractive and sanitary.
A Perfect Imitation of Oak
Beautifully Grained—Highly Polished.
For Floors and Wainscoting
Durable, Attractive. Inexpensive.
Vermin-Proof, Odorless and San-
itary. - Put up in rolls 58 inctus
wide—sold by the yard.
If your dealer doesn't sell Qal-
va-nite Flooring send for samples
and our beautifully illustrated
FORD MFG. CO.
St. Paul St. Louis
Omaha Kansas City
GOES ON LIKE PAINT L08KS LIKE WALL PAPER; YOU CAN WASH \\
A beautiful Illustrated book of 24 colors and Photo-
graphs sent free. Send vnur name and address to tha
KKYSTONK VAKNlSlI CO., Brooklyn, N.Y.
WHY INCUBATOR CHICKS DIE
Write for book saving young chicks. Send us
names of 5 friends that use incubators and get
book free. Kaisall Remedy Co., Blackwell
Why nufTer under the curse of Dyspepsia
when Garfield Tea can remove it?
A man never forgives his enemies
until ho wishes them prosperity.
Brown's Bronchial Troches
JOHN L. THOMPSON SONS * CO- Tror. N. T.
Champion Holsteln Bull,
cesslty of meeting obligations Incurred
tor foodstuffs and other necessaries of
life by reason of failure to produce
them on his farm.
The cotton farmer Is, of course, In
a still more advantageous position if
be carries diversification to the extent
of having something besides cot-
ton for sale. It is particularly desir-
able that the farmer should have a
steady source of income throughout
The local demand throughout the
south for dairy products, poultry and
eggs Is such as to enable the farmer
who produces a surplus of the com-
modities to have a weekly Income
throughout the year sufficient to meet
his bills with local merchants, and a
regular Income sOch as this, even
though the amount received per week
may be small, will go far In assisting
him to market his cotton when there
Is an economic demand for It.
Utility of Cement Fence Posts.
Farmers are now beginning to make
cement fence posts quite extensively
In Bome localities. They seem to be 1
a success when properly made, and
they are not expensive, especially ,
when they are made on the farm on
rainy days or at odd times when work
Is not pressing. Once they are made
and In the ground they are there to
stay, perhaps one hundred years.
ANGORA GOATS ARE PROFITABLE ANIMALS
LIVE STOCK AND
in GREAT VARIETY
FOR,SALE cAT THE
LOWEST PRICKS BY
WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION
Kansas City, Missouri
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Angora Buck and Does.
Ue«t Cough fl/rup. Twin Good. I'm
la ti ins. Sold hy l>ruf ri*U.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City. No II -191?.
The flcece of the Angora gost,
known on the market as mohair, will
sell at B0 cents to $2 a pound. The
price depends upon the length, fine-
ness, snd amount of coarse hair. The
average amount of mohair varies from
about five to fourteen pounds a head.
The United States has the reputa-
tlon of producing the best quality of
mohair. It Is used to make plush car-
pets, chslr seats, braids, curtains and
many articles of women's clothing.
The original home of the Angora
goat Is In the village of Angora, In
The Angora goat was Introduced
into the United States in 1849, when
fhe sultan of Turkey presented nine of
his choicest goats to President Polk.
Angora goats will adapt themselves
to almost any climatic condition, being
found from New Mexico to the New
England states. Texas and New Mex-
ico produce the greater amount of the
American output, but small flocks are
found In many parts of the Mlseioslppl
Goats are long lived and are very
proline breeders at the age of one
year. They are natural browsers, and
often live off twigs and brush.
The fleece should be pure white,
and the staple from ten to twelve
Inches long and very dense. Ah many
as fi.OOO fibers are found on a square
Do not allow a lazy liver to retard your healthful
progress through life. Your liver is about the most
important organ of your body, and unless kept in good
condition, you cannot expect to feel well. In fact, so
Important is the work of your liver, that upon it de-
fends, very largely, the proper workings of all the
J other organs of your body.
When it's working properly, you feel fresh, bright,
happy, healthy and well.
When it s clogged up, you feel tired, worn-out,
J sick, weak and miserable. For more than 70 years
[ has been regulating irregularities of the liver, stomach
! and bowels, by relieving biliousness, headache, con-
stipation, indigestion, sour stomach, dyspepsia, colds,
J chills, fever, etc.
- Read what Mr. F. R. Huffman, of Waynesville,
N. C., says: "I suffered dreadfully with indigestion and
heart trouble. 1 tried various medicines in vain, but
J Thedford's Black-Draught has restored me to almost
¥ perfect health. It has become a household treasure.
5 1 consider it more than worth its weight in gold."
Black-Draught is sold by your dealer. Be sure
J to get the genuine—"Thedford s." Price 25 cents.
IttNIHIIIIIIlie Clt * « CCA-a £
Try Sloan's Liniment for your rheu-
matism — don't rub — just lay it on
lightly. It goes straight to the sore
spot, quickens the blood, limbers up
the muscles and joints and stops
Mrs. Iulia Thomas of Jackson,
Cal., writes: "I have used your lini-
ment for rheumatism with much suc-
Martin J. Tunis, 169 10th Ave.,
Faterson, N. J., writes:—'-I was a
cripple with rheumatism foi two yeais and I could not move at ill; had
to be carried from place to place. 1 tried remedies and could not get bet-
ter, until I tried Sloan's Linii ient. One bottle fixed me up in good shape
and now I always have a bottle in the house for my wife and children."
kills any kind of pain. Good for Neuralgia, Toothache, Lumbago snd
Chest rains. Sold by all dealers. Pricp 25c., SOc. und fl.OO.
Stoan'i book on Houm, CatlU, Hof > ud Poultry lent free. Address
DR. tARL S. SLOAN - Boston. Mass.
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