The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1912 Page: 6 of 6
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THE NEW ERA
Entered as second class mail matter
at the post office at Davenport, Okla.,
according to act of Congress of March
CHAS. T. HEDGES
The Era would like to have its
readers submit some suggestions
on "How to Improve Davenport"
Boys or girls, men or woman,
town or country people are all
included in this invitation. State
your suggestions as briefly as
possible, sign your name ami
mail or bring to us. We will
publish all such communications
we receive unless the amount
The examination of applicants
for common school Diplomas
will be held Thursday and Fri-
day. April 11th, and 12th 1!'12 at
the following places:
Chandler E. Side C. E. Tope
ant Hill school house Saturday
By Mrs, Chait. Johnson
How the grass and garden
grows. By Easter the little
early flowers will be in bloom.
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Mr. Bland's foot is getting well
fast now. He went to Oklaho-
ma City and had a bone put back
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The M. E. aid society had a
pie supper at the school house
Tuesday night. The proceeds
go to prepare the church.
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Miss Flo Combs and Miss Ada
Woods are planning an egg hunt
in the woods for the little ones
next Sunday. They can hardly
wait for the day to come.
Dud Stanley took his wife up
from Greenwood Cemetery and
buried her in his yard.
The Easter prograni^will not
be given as some of the parties
couldn't be here. However we
will have some extra songs etc.
in the morning at Sunday school
at the Christian church. Every-
one is always welcome.
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Mrs. Morton has spring hats
at her residence. Call and see
them when in town.
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The store in the Burgess build-
ing will be sold next Wednes-
day. We are in hopes a good
store will soon bo running there
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Chas. Johnson was in Daven-
port Wednesday on business.
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Mr. and Mrs. C- 0. Fuqua of
Of Local Interest
Miss Willie Baugus spent Sun-
day with Chandler friends.
Mrs. Ingenthron is visiting rel-
atives in Norman.
Miss Viola Dye is home from
her school work near Bristow.
Mrs. J. L. Edwards is visiting
relatives in Copan.
Wanted—Pastureffor a milch
cow—Call the Orphans Home.
TO PACIFIC COAST POINTS
A Compilation of
Oklahoma A. fic M. ColUge Depart-
ment Heads Reply to Qyettions
Asked by Oklahoma Farmers
Mrs. Turner who has been
quite ill is recovering.
W. A. Price has moved into
the McCue house.
J. G. McCue and Dr. Huddle
son left Wednesday for lven
E. A. DeBoise is the new bar-
ber who has charge of the liolv
Party wants to rent a buggy
for three or four weeks—Call at
MARCH I TO APRIL 15 ~
$25.00 to $30,25
To points in—
Idaho, New Mexico,
Utah, and Wyoming
For detailed information on
rates, train service, routes,
etc. call on J. J. Orman,
Agent, or telephone, No. 54
or aderess the undersigned
C 0. Jackson, D. P. A.
117 W. Mam St.
M. V. Standaford
W. B. Schoggen
J. D. Warner
F. 1). Stonebraker
W. L. Johnson
J. J. Thompson
11. E. Anthis
G. W. Dunlavy
Lee Hall jScanimon, Kansas and Mrs. L.
Earl Ives j F. Fuqua of Stroud are visiting
Kay Brock this week with the formers sis-
ter and the latters daughter Mrs.
S. B. Armstrong.
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We wish all our readers a
Prairio am Dist TilUe 'iilto i lf° Ea8tcr S°"'lay
Merrick T. F. Campbell j
Gladys Whittet almost a miracle
W.I. Smith One of the most startling changes ever
Eulalie Ellis : sccn in any man, according to W. B. Hoi- j
A. J. Khoten I sclaw. Clarendon, Tex., was effected years
ago in his brother "He had such a
FOR SALE—Side board, kit-
chen cabinet, gas range, gas
heater and two folding beds—
Mrs. E. L. Bazzell.
The Bazzells are
Newkirk where Mr.
F T. Johnson
W- H. Johnson i
New Salem Dist.
Mrs. Oby Olson was shopping
in Chandler last Saturday.
Professional Cards "Hj
an— HI—ii — fil
P. S. Terrill
A full line of coffins and cas
kets always on hand
Fannie Castle of the Eighth
Grade in Davenport school will
represent this district in the
county spelling contest at Chand-
ler April, 13th.
Dr. J. VV. HUDDLESON
'Physician and Surgeon
Offick at Res. Phone No. 67.
A number of Davenport young
people enjoyed a social dance in
the vacant May & Stacy room
Dist. ISo. 5H
Dist. No. (>8
Dist. No. 71
E. E. Clark
W. G. Coleman
dredful cough," he writes, "that all our
family thought he was going into consum-
ption, but he began to use Dr. King's New
Discovery, and was completely cured by
ten bottles. Now he is sound and well and
weighs 218 pounds. For many years our
Other places may he selected famj|y has usecj I His wonderful remedy for
where it is absolutely necessary. Coughs and Colds with excellent results.'
Pupils should be supplied with It's quick, safe, reliable and guaranteed.
i .. ri Ai- nan and Price 50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottle fre«
good paper, pencils 01 pen and
ti i l\~ e Red Cross Pharmacy.
ink. The tee will be 25c foi each
examination, grades may be
carried from the April exatnina
tion to the May examination.
P. G. Kawdon,
THE DA)V GER AFTER GRIP
lies often in a run-down system. Weak-
ness, nervousness, lack of appetite, ener-
gy and ambition, with disordered liver and
kidneys often follow an attact of this
wretched disease. The greatest need then
is Electric Bitters, the glorious tonic, blood
purifier and regulator of stomach, liver and
i kidneys. Thousands have proved that they
wonderfully strengthen the nerves, build
up the system and restore to health and
good spirits after an attack of Grip. If
suffering, try them. Only 50 cents. Sold
and perfect satisfaction guaranteed by Red
Oak Giove News
The Era is authorized to announce
Wilberforce Jones as a candidate for
the oftice of County Attorney, subject
Still raining. The ground is;
Co. Supt. I getting a good moisture which j
| will help to make our land yield
i in abundance this season. Oats
j arc coming up nice so is garden '
wo trust the farmers will come . j.0 wj]j af j|,e republican voters at
have come. (,nt all right yet. The Bible says: the primary August 6th 1912.
Perhaps it has brought spring j have never seen the righteous —~'————————————
so the trass will soon be here. I forsaken nor his seed begging I deisire to announce that I am a
Feed is high and scarce and high j bread. 1 candidate for the nomina,ion for tho of"
anii stock is looking bad from
By Mrs. Florence Fried
so much bad weather and not
much to feed them.
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Mr. and Mrs. Myers of North
A number of our'young folks
got sprinkled with the rain
Sunday evening coming home
from Pleasant Hill Sunday
fice of Clerk of the District Court of
Lincoln county, subject to the will of
the democratic voters at the primary
to be held Aup. ti. 1912.
B. P. Nickell & Son
Physician and Surgeon
Office over May & Stacy, Phone 30. residence 52
Drs. Louwien & Hanson
Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Feuquay Bldg
Thos. G. Andrews
— LAWYER —
First National Bank Building
SAM L. CASTLEBEKRY
Office over May & Stacy's
Collection A Specialty
Prompt attention given all business
intrusted to his care.
A. F. & A. M.
Slope spent Sunday with Bob scj100|t \ don't, know as it
Kenfros. made Methodist out of them.
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School is progressing nicely. Mrs. J. M.
Oak Grove school is surly com Mrt.i g jj^y Thursday.
ing to the front.
Chas. F. Buzzi announces himself as
a candidate for reelection to the oftice
of Sheriff of Lincoln county subject to
... ... . .. . i the will of therepublican voters at the
Kimball visited i primnry e,(.c^w. 6.
Grandma Gaskin and Mrs.
Adams took dinner with grand-
ma Renfro Sunday.
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Some of the farmers in this
district are leasing their land for
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When that gas pipe exploded
it sure scared some of the peo-
ple iu this part of the country.
They thought it was an earth
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There is not much news in
this district this week, too much
mud and water all are staying
at home and sick with the blues.
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Ida Adam and Sadie Renner
took dinner with Bertha Renfro
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Laura and Dela Fried spent
Sunday with Gracio Gasken.
Mrs Roberts and family visit
i ed her sister Mrs. Ratferty Sun
The eighth grade class of
Mountain View will take the |
County examination at Haven I
port. The class consists of four |
boys and one girl, Dale and Gale I
Kimball, Olen Kerns, Palmer
' Kimball and Retta Lee Day.
J. A. Kmbry announces himself as a
candidate for the Office of Clerk of the
District Court, subject to the will of
the republicans at the primray election
LODGE, NO. 260
Hold regular meetings on the second
and founth Saturday nights in each
month, in the hall over the First Na-
J. W. Huddleson, W.M.
J. M Kimball Sec'v.
"I have some laud I want to Irri-
gate this year, and would like your
advice us to the cheapest and best
way. I have a well 175 feet deep,
which overflows about 60 gallons an
hour. The water will rise in a pipe
six feet higher than the surface of
the ground. It is inexhaustible.
Water is soft, leaveB a whitish sedi-
ment and where It spreads over the
ground the cotton produced double
that not Irrigated. One hundred fifty
yards from the well I have a reser-
voir of 85,000 gallons capacity. Ground
slopes gradually from the reservoir,
Is it best to flow the water over the
ground, or should I sub-irrigate? What
is the best paying crop for such land?
It is near the Ft. S. & W. R. R. depot.
—W. H. Johnson, Lincoln County,
From the description which you give
and the apparent action of the water
which you propose to irrigate with,
will say that I believe that you will
find this water very satisfactory for
this purpose. At least, it will take a
good long time before any injurious
sediment would collect sufficiently to
injure the growing crops. If you wish
to make sure of the quality of the
water, however, we can njuke an an-
alysis for you for a nominal fee which
is charged by the board for the reason
that we have no slate funds for doing
Second: The best plan to use in
getting the water from your well to
the reservoir would be by using a
small gasoline engine or windmill;
perhaps both would^ be preferable and
In the long run it would be economi-
cal. Thereby, you could use the wind-
mill when possible and at seasons
when you wiqh to pump a larger sup-
ply you can use the engine to better
advantage. This same engine can be
used for various other purposes about
Third: At the present time, I pre-
sume the most economical way to get
the water over the ground would be
by means of surface ditches. This
system is not perfect by any means,
as it is very wasteful of water, delays
cultivation in many instances, besides
being objectionable on the ground of
gathering mosquitoes, making more
danger from frost and causes alka-
lies and other salts to accumulate in
the ground. The lay of the field which
j'ou propose to irrigate, however,
would be very favorable to the sur
face ditch plan.
Fourth: The sub-irrigation by meaM
of pipe or tiles is the ideal system
to flse since it overcomes the objec-
tions naiTied under three, but the great
objection to this system is the extra
cost and the difficulty which arises
from rusting in iron pipes or stop
ping up in the tiles from roots that
Fifth: The best paying crop for
four or five acreB of such land in
your locality woifld seem to me to be
one or more of the following: Pota-
toes, by this I mean mostly ei rly
spring potatoes and those that are
planted in the summer for winter
crop; cantaloupes, onions, blackber-
ries and peaches. Your location and
close proximity to the transportation
lines would make it possible for you
to realize large profits from any of
these crops by studying the markets
carefully and watching the details of
getting the produce to market in
wholesome and attractive form. Okla
homa City on one side of you and
Fort Smith on the other without anyj
transfer to other lines would make
the cost of transportation compara
tively small.—Jas. A. Wilson, Director
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday School every Sunday, 10:00
A. M. Prof. J.J. Thompson, Supt,
Prayer services every Friday at 7:30.
Preaching 1st and 3rd Sundays at
11:00 A. M. and 7:30 P. M. Everybody
cordially invited to attend.
Blount F. Davidson, pastor.
Sunday school each Sunday at 10 A.
M. Preaching second and fourth Sup-
days of each month. All invited to
D. A. McLaury Pastor
Mrs. Flonda Castlt
parents Mr. and Mrs
J. T. Day
Kellie Day is recovering from
a bad spell of pneumonia and
hemorrhage of the lunga. By
the help of the dear Lord and
the assistance of good nursing
he is improving fast and will
soon be able to be out again.
There was preaching at Pleas
^The IW, Graves Company^
Shingles, Sash, Doors, Lime, Ce-
ment, Plaster, Lath, Sand, Chat
Brick, Glass, Paints, Oils and
all kinds of building material
Phone 62 A. E. Hang, Local Mgr
GENERAL FARM PROBLEMS
I supose your buslnesss is to help
the farmers and I need help. One hun-
dred of my four acres is In cultivation
balance in timber. Have about forty
shoats and nothing to feed them on.
No shelter for iny stock; 27 acres cot-
ton made 9 bales; ten acres of peanuts
made 400 bushels; maize, cane peas,
and June corn after the common. My
land is sandy timber land, but have
about twenty acres in branch bottom
and about the same amount of prairie
hillside. We have a start of Bermuda
and will increase this acreage. You
see I am cloudy on all subjects, but I
am not one of the satisfied ones. I am
hungry, will you administer? I'll take
your medicine.—J. W. Adams, Steph-
It Is the true mission of tbis institu-
tion to help the farmers of Oklahoma
and one of the ways in which we ex-
tend the benefit of tills institution Is
by publishing literature on various
subjects connected with the farm and
farm home. We have paced your
name on the mailing list to receive
I note that you state that you are
ready to take ou rmediclne and like
the physician who is wiing to prescribe
8 offer the following suggestions:
First, you have more land than one
man and his wife ought to handle. It
is the unanimous opinion now of men
and women who have farmed success-
fully that we should cut down to fewer
acres, cultivate more intensely and
thereby increase the yield per acre as
well as the net profit.
Second, a small farm to be well man-
aged should have all of the livestock
that it will bear. The class of this
stock should be the best that is pos-
sible to get under the circumstances.
Third, this means that you will have
to raise a greater diversity of crops on
your farm than you are now raising,
that is to say less cotton for example
that is yielding you a bale to three
acres and on the other hand more Kafir
corn which will yield you 30 to 60
bushels per acre and is worth fifty cent
per bushel on the market as well as be-
ing a crop that has nine-tenths the
feeding value of Indian corn. The
black-hulled white kafir is a large
ylelder and does well in this section
of the state. We could furnish you
with a limited amount of this seed
rlom the station breeding plots. We
find this seed to be pure.
You could fatten your forty shoate
on kafir corn up to within a few weeks
of marketing condition and it will pay
you to buy a few bushels of Indian
corn to finish them on. If you were
growing alfalfa and other forage crops
these shoats would cost you but
very little to grow them up to the fin-
ishing period. Our new bulletin just
about to go to print which will be
sent you in due time, will explain the
method of feeding and the cost of
growing hogs in this manner. These
experiments have been carried on un-
der just such conditions as prevail on
the average farm of this state. Of1
course, it is unfortunate that the corn
crop has failed us again, but we may
not have another three year period
el Buch drouth in the history of the
state. The southwestern farmer has
a great advantage over the northwest-
ern farmer in the way of a favorable
•limate in Ihe way of wintering stock.
I notice in your letter that you do
not have adequate shelter for your
Stock. Inexpensive sheds or barns are
all that are necessary to protect our
animals in this climate. By thresh-
INSPECTING DISEASED TREES.
I have bought a quantity of nursery
stock which, I think, is badly diseased.
If it is not asking too much of you to
come and inspect frees in and around
this, I would be glad for you to come.
—M. P. Donaghey, Pontotoc County,
In answer to the inquiries relative
to the shipment of nursery stock
which you received, beg to state that
I will try to arrange my affairs so that
I can be at your place some time dur-
ing the next week.
AI present the state inspector of
nurseries and orchards is at work in
the eastern part of the Btate, espe-
cially in the larger cities where the
San Jose Scale, Aspldiotus pernlclo-
sus. Is present most abundantly, and
where the city authorities have made
special requests for us to make in-
From the information contained in
your letter, I am under the impression
that you have some trouble of this
kind to deal with. I should be pleased
if you could make arrangements with
some of your up-to-date citizens who
are interested in the betterment and
further development of horticulture so
that when 1 am present I can make a
complete inspection of the shade tieeg
and public parks In and around Ada at
the leaBt possible expense. Your city
is not on our itinerary, but your case
demands Immediate attuntion. and
while I am there I would be gTftd to
complete the Inspection If your altl-
Eens are anxious that this be doite;
otherwise the time will be given to
other cities that are clamolrng for
to do the work—C. 12. Sanbo in, Uw-
Ing over of small grain and putting
the straw on a frame building of cheap
lumber, you could provide a very
warm shelter in the winter. Your
oolts and cattle could be protected
by running out and in during the in-
clement weather. Many farmers in
the west build Buch a skeleton to
cover with straw, out of trees, using
the heavy trunks of the trees for
posts and the lighter limbs for raft-
ers, thus providing a very substantial
skeleton which costs nothing if the
timber is growing on the farm, such
as you have in your caBe. Of course,
this does not make a very fine look-
ing structure, but necessity being the
mother of Invention, this is one in-
stance where it is much better to fore-
go building an expensive building that
take a lot of time, hauling, etc.
You are on the right track in pro-
viding grass and forage where you
have started bermuda, as a supple-
mentary feed for pasture. You will
find that this bermuda will do very
well on the type of soil which you
have and on your bottom land you
could raise alfalfa very successfully. I
am forwarding circulars on bermuda
and alfalfa with this letter.
FEEDING WORK HORSES.
I have some horses and mules to
feed this winter and next year to
make a crop with, and I wish that you
would please let me know whether '.t
would be as well to feed chops and
•otton seed meal and whether It would
not be cheaper.
Does the cotton seed meal affect
horses' eyeB as it does catties' eyes'
—T. F. Home, A,loka County, Okla-
We are feeding our work slock at
this time a mixture consisting of kafir
chop 5 parts, mill run 2 parts, cotton
seed meal 1 part. We believe that
this is the cheapest efficient ration
| we can feed our stock at this time.
<"onsidei1ng local prices, we estimate
that we are making a saving of 15
to 20 per cent by feeding kafir chop
over corn crop.
H'e have no trouble with horses or '
mules contracting sore eyes through
feeding cotton seed meal, hut we do
find cotton seed mi>al, when fed In
quantities of over 2 pounds per horse
per day, too heating a food durinjj
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