The Lawton Constitution. (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 24, 1906 Page: 3 of 8
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PENNING THE CHICKS.
At 3ase Line is Raised-
Many Dipping Vats are
_______ Labor Savins Arrnnir<>im*iii of Moth-
er lien and Family.
From Friday's Dulijr Conitltutlon.
Charles T. Gorton, territorial .cattle l,.e ^ "">* * ot
' l ilie chick pen time aud annoyance
inspector, with headquarters in the I SRV(H, ,)y har,n(J lhe |((>u maJe
city, is in receipt of a communication of |noU thj(,k twelve foot :H,.lras. at
from Secretary Morris, of the Terri- j u foot wide and securely fastened
torial Live Stock Sanitary Board, stat- together at their ends, prefe. ;«bly with
ing that the territorial quarantine line screws aud Irou braces. Piece# of
at the base line south of Lawton had j 1 hy -1 scantling beveled to form an
been raised. This action was taken equilateral triangle will do if uumer-
several days ago but has never ap- I yp
peared in print before for the reason
that Governor Frantz is not in Guthrie
to sign the document. Mr. Gorton is
notifying ail those desiring to move
cattle from Red river to Lawton and
the pastures near Elgin that they may |
do same without violation of the law.
The upper territorial quarantine line
is now located at the northern bound-
ary of Comanche county, while the
government quarantine line is located
at the Hock Island railroad tracks run- j
nlng west out of Anadarko. All cattle
to be inovi'd from the south across the 1
line into Kiowa and Caddo counties
must first be inspected.
Dipping vats, of good size and of the j
very best tquipments, are being put in
at various portions of the southwest.
There is one at Oddeta. Mills & Orm, I
of Anadarko, have also erected one.
There is one at Duncan and two on Red
river and a sixth one is being erected
(From Friday's Dally.)
A. Bennett, of Waiter, is in the city
Fred Smith lelt today for Enid and
G. H. Block, of Hennessey, is in the
city today on business.
I George Bailey, of Snyder, was in the
it P. Lanihan left today for Kansas City,
after an extended visit with his family
in the city.
Clarence Alder, who has just re-
turned from a trip to San Francisco,
left today for his home at Walter.
J. M. Bennett, of Cement, is in the
city today on business c. nnected with
Mis9 Bertha Hill left on the noon
train for Indiahoma, where she goes to
visit with friends.
Mrs. A. D. Boggs has returned from
a short visit with friends at Oklahoma
John Donald and J. W. Bozman who
accompanied the ball team t Bowie
relumed this morning.
Robert Neff, of the State Democrat,
left last evening for Shawnee, where he
went to attend the editorial association
All members of the Eag> lodge are
requested to be present at the hall to-
night at eight o'clock. Business of
inportance is to be attended to.
E S. Warner, secretary of the Iowa
Trust & Loan company, of Mussogee,
arrived in the city today on a short
E. Holconib, an early day settler of
our city, but now of Muskogee, arrived
in the city at noon today on a short
William Mofflt, of Muskogee arrived
in the city today on a visit. He was at
one time identified with the Citizens
bank U this city.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C, Reed and family
left over the noon Frisco for El Paso,
Texas, where they will make their
Harry Davis who was arrested yes-
terday on the charge of robbery made
bond in the sum of #500 for his appear-
ance tomorrow morning at nine
Ayres K. Ross, of the Constitution
staff and County Clerk Ross M. Houe-
tou, left at noon today for SpringHeie,
where they go to attend a farmers
union picnic Saturday.
D. B. Malernee returned this morn;
ing from a trip to the southern part of
J. D. Robinson today sold his 120 acre
farm sear Denison, Iowa, to Alex
Cooper, of that place for $70 an acre.
Miss Ruby Garner, a student in the
Oklahoma University, arrived in the
city yesterday to attend the commence-
ment exercises and the alumni banquet.
J. Roy Williams, editor and proprie-
tor of the Lawton Daily Constitution,
left this morning for Shawnee. He
goes to attend the twin territory press
Milligan & Ruff, a real estate tirm of
Shelbyville, Illinois, are in the city,
ihey filed five deeds for Comanche
county farms with the register of
T. W. Brewer, a lbcalphysiciau, who
was arrested last week on a warrant
charging him with assault with intent
to rape Miss Alice Hockensmith, a
thirteen-year old girl had his prelimi-
nary hearing yesterday afternoorf be-
fore Judge Hussey. After the teiti-
mony had all been introduced the de-
fendant was exonerated of the crime
for the want of sufficient evidence to
PEN AXD COOP.
ims nnils ar> used to fasten all toseth*
®r. But such coops cannot be "knock-
ed down" aud stored from season to
sea son in a pile, as the braced style
can if the screws are removed. The
ends of each board should be beveled
to form half a right angle, or forty-
In one comer a coop may be mado
consisting of a removable roof to fit
over the sides of the pen and of a
height sufficient to accommodate the
hen, goose or turkey mother. This top
should slant to shed rain and from its
front slats may extend downward into
the pi to keep the mother in when de-
In use the time saving management
consists in the method of moving as
well as In the feature of "knocking
down." The coop is placed in the cen-
ter of a grass plot at least twenty-four
feet across iu each direction, and when
moving time arrives the chicks are at-
tracted to li little food at B, while the
operator lifts the pen at A and, using
< • as a pivot, carries the point A
around to D. In order to make the
chicks move forward from I! when the
coop is moving the food should be placed
close to the side of the pen and some
niorr; on the other side -namely, at E.
After u few movlngs the chicks learn
to go forward promptly. Each day the
pen is moved in the same way until it
occupies the place marked 0. Then
It may be moved to new ground by
turning on one of its other corners,
say. F, so that, for Instance, the coop
■will be at G, as indicated by ttie dotted
line. From this point as a new center
the dally movement may continue as
Some of the Michigau farmers grow
what they call " succotash bay." One
ot thorn says he sows a bushel of oats,
a peck of spring wheat and a peck of
beardless barley to an acre. This mix-
ture is sowed about April 15 to St, and
disked in if on stubble ground. If on
cornstalks he cuts the stalks with a
Btalk cutter and plows them under, so
that there will be no trash on the
ground when he mows and rakes -the
The crop Is cut just after the oats
get out of the "bloom." He mows It
with n common mower and leaves it to
"cure" in the same way hay is cured.
It Is then raked and stored away In
the barn or In a great many eases Is
stacked like meadow hay and keeps In
excellent shape. This farmer claims
that as a horse or cattle feed succo-
tash hay is unequaled.
Stuck In Spring Moil.
When one wheel drops down into a
mudhole and sticks the team, don't put
the third horse on ahead, ail vises Farm
Journal. Hook a chain around the axle
close to the sunken wheel and bring
It across the load to the other side of
the wagon. Hitch the third horse to
this chain aud pull almost at right an-
gles to the wagon In order to lift the
wheel upward and out of the hole.
Then start the other team and go
Frrdlnc Sheep and Their I.nmba.
The common feed arrangement for
sheep permits the lambs to pass
through the slats and stand on the hay
the sheep are eating, soiling the feed
and making the
feeder a great
deal of trouble.
The cut, from
shows a very ex-
ment. this being FOB SHEEP AND LAMB,
a cross section aud readily understood.
The bottom of the sheep rack is tight,
and under this, through narrow slats
and openings In front, the lambs may
be fed in a small trough of their own
They are thus out of tile way of the
sheep and can be fed their own ration
apart from the sheep.
UhIpm Sot Intended Pur llreedlnff
Should De lupontsed.
The fattening of poultry for the mar-
ket ami the making and the growing
of capons are becoming much more
prevalent than formerly. Farmers
throughout the country ba*e become
interested iu the proposition. Many of
them yard feed or fatten all the chick-
ens, din ks aud geese that they send to
market. A smaller number have lwen
Interested In capons. That all may be
as thoroughly well Informed on this
subject as possible the following state-
ment of a lady in Edgar county. III.,
who is a large raiser of enpons, is taken
from the Indiana Farmer:
"Comparatively few among the poul-
try of the farms are enpouized. Many
have never seen capons, yet If well
managed there Is profit in eaponizing
all the roosters not wanted for breed-
ing purposes or for fries. The chicks
early enough to go as broilers would
harillv pay to be made Into capons, but
ti ■ Inter roosters could be made very
profitable by this means.
"A chick from six weeks to two
months old is about the right age to
operate upon, the early maturing
I,reeds at six weeks, the smaller ones
at two months.
"The ones selected to be caponlzed !
should be confined one evening In a dry
co >|>. given no feed or water and oper- |
ated upon the next day any time from |
10 until 3 o'clock. This is to get the
benefit of the straight rays of the sun.
(It course any good daylight will do,
but later and earlier will necessitate
closer watching and tipping the table
to get the direct light.
"Procure a book with reliable di-
rections on the subject, purchase a
good set of tools (some dealers send
printed directions that are explicit
enough without the book) and work ac-
cording to the directions. Any one
handy with tools can make the table,
to suit the height of the operator.
"The cruel part of the treatment Is
in depriving the chicks of the feed
and water for the half day before oper-
ating and the scare the operation gives
them. There is little pain where one
possesses proper tools and Is a quick
"As soon as through place them In a
coop with clean, short grass for a bot-
tom and give food and water. Soft
food is preferable until the cut heals.
They should also be kept 111 a roomy
coop until well to prevent the hurting
of the wound or of getting dirt around
the 'lit, which will cause a dark ploca
In the skin for all time.
"In a few days they may be released,
anil no extra attention need be given
them until fattening time except to
watch for wind puffs.
"For wind puffs just perforate the
skin with a sharp needle.
"Capons grow very large. The comb
doesn't grow any more, but the plum-
age grows very abundantly and takes
more brilliant colors than that of
either the hens or the cocks. A bril-
ant plumaged breed, such as Brown
Leghorns or Penciled Hamburgs,
makes beautiful capons; also the Par-
"They are very quiet, wou't fight or
disturb anything, and this is the great
reason they grow no fast. All the feed
Is put to the use of growing flesh, fat
There Is more profit in capons of the
intermediate aud larger breeds, of
ourse, more gain each as compared
with cocks of the same breed. Indeed
apons of the Cochin breeds, when fat-
tened In Jannary, will weigh eighteen
and twenty pounds each, and as they
are much higher in price per pound—
rom (i to 8 cents per pound higher
some years—than are ot her chicks the
profit is easily seen.
The fatalities during the op -ration
of caponining are very few, und as they
are caused simply by bleeding the
leath is as humane as any can be and
the victims are good to cat. The per
nt of deaths after the operation is
over will average about one in fifty.
This, of course, doesn't count accidents,
lisease or 'varmints' that may attack
"Capons are easily controlled and if
desired may be allowed to run with the
hens until fattening time.
"Turkeys could be easily caponlzed,
and a Bronze capon would he a bril-
liant monster, a capon I would surely
like to see. But as nice turkeys usually
bring such a good price not many per-
sons care to take the trouble to capoilr
Wliat Nodule* Do.
From the results of various experi-
ments and observations nt the Michl
gan experiment station It is concluded
that, ^hlle nodules ou the roots of soy
beans and cowpeas on fairly fertile
noli may not noticeably Increase tho
yield, they may Increase to an Impor-
tant extent the relative and absolute
amounts of nitrogen In the plants and
thus add to their value as green ma-
nures and as food.
,ore Summer Vacation
Now there'? ti suggestion worth taking np!
The trip is cheaply made—very.
Von need the mountain air and Sunshine.
You'll enjoy the scenery—say nothing of the climate.
C-O-L-O-R-A-D-O contains it all and spells the most
enjoyable vacation place there is upon the map.
Low Rates to Colorado
June 1 to September 30
With special bargain July 13 to 15 inclusive^ Only
$22.05 from Lawton, O. T., for those six days, with the
generous return limit of August 20.
You should have our folder, entitled "With the Llks to
Colorado in July"—that will tell you all about it. Or
it beautiful 80-page Colorado book sent for thiee two-
cent stamps. Address
W. E. BENNETT, Agent
Lawton, O. T.
GEO. W. BROE
ShtppfnK Live Poultry.
In shipping live poultry the coop
shmild be high enough to allow the
fowls to stand uprtght without bonding
tlieir legs. When large coops are used
there should be partitions, so that If
the coops are tipped all the fowls are
not thrown to one side. They should
luive plenty of room In the coop. If
[Kwsible, put only one kind In a coop
or iu one division of the coop.
Peninsular Ranges, Reliable Vapor stoves and ranges,
Hammocks, Lawn Mowers, Base ball goods, Fishing
tackle, the largest line of Buggies and Surries.
New Departure, Case and Canton cultivators; the Mitch-
ell and Bain wagons; Harness, etc. Cutlery and tools of
U. S. Cream Separator. The Walter A. Wood binder
knocks the trust.
Come and visit my establishment. Buy or don't bu'jr,
wo will gla:lly show you the goods.
Just received a full line of lawn mowers, fly nets, buggy
tops. Afent for ,.ar '-Scott threshing machines. Binder
S. simple way to distinguish the sex
of guinea fowls is to compare wattles.
Those of the male are double the size
of those of the female.
Remember there Is no effect without
a cause. If matters do not go exactly
right on the farm, look up the roison
und apply the remedy
"Bad luck" Is nothing more than a
l>ennlty for mismanagement. Before
you begin to complain It would l>e l et-
ter to Investigate
Fowls are naturally of a hardy na-
ture. They can be kept so by breeding
only from the strongest and most vig-
orous birds and never Inbreeding
If the droppings of the fowls are not
In normal condition, give a teaspoonful
■>f soda water (bicarbonate) to each af-
flicted bird. In making the water use
three heaping teaspoonfuls of soda to
a pint of water. Follow with a one
grain quinine pill each nlglit for three
nights iu succession.
If You Trade at
You can be sure you have gotten the
right price and right quality.
We carry an elegant assorted stock
in all classes of drugs, including
Paint, Varnish and Glass. Why
experiment but go direct to our big
store and get what you want.
307 D Avenue THE DRUGGISTS
Short Funeral Service.
From Fridays Dally Constitution.
Funeral services were conducts*,
over the body of J. C. Waddell at ti.
residence at 812 K avenue this morning
by Rev. R. A Satterfleld, pastor of the
Southern Methodist church, of which
church deceased was a member. Mr.
Waddell died at the city hospital Wed-
nesday evening after an operation for
an eruption of the bowels. He was a
member of the Woodmen of the "World
and that organization took charge of
the body which was shipped to St. Joe,
Ti-xas, this morning, and burial will
take place at Marysville, twelve miles
from St. Joe tomorrow. D.J.Hodges,
a delegate of the W. O. W. lodge ac-
companied the body to its resting
Rathbone Sisters Meet.
From Frl<t v'g Dally Constltuttra.
The Rathbone sisters, the woman 8
auxiliary of the Knights of Pythias is
soon to rganize a local in this city. It
will be the seventh local in the terri-
tory and when it is organized the lodge
will have the required number of locals
and be in position to ask the supreme
officers to organue a grand lodge for
Oklahoma. Mrs. Gill, the organizer,
is in the city ar.d will be assisted by
Mrs. George W. Rock in the perfecting
of the local. A meeting is being held
at the home of Mrs. llock today. The
members residing in the city will make
application at this meeting for the
granting of the charter to the local
Off For Panama.
From Friday's Dally Constitution.
William Mullin, who has been in the
city several weeks visiting his mother,
will leave Lawton tomorrow for Pan-
ama. He will go by way of New York
City taking the United States Govern-
ment stoamer 8. S. Colon. William is
in the clerical department of the gov-
ernment offices in Panama and is to re*
port for duty on the twenty-sixth of
KENTUCKY HOME COMING IN JUNE
The SOUTHERN RAILWAY is many miles the
shortest and best road from St. Louis to IjOuisville, Ky.
For particulars as to the trip in June write to
C. C. STEWART,
719 Olive St', St. Louis. Division Passenger Agent.
We want your poultry, es-
pecially fries. Don't fail to
bring them now. They are
worth more. We pay highest
cash prices. We want fries.
Lawton Produce Co.
214 D AVE. PHONE 167
LAWTON, OKLA. '
Save Your Chicks
Use the German Lice and Mite Killer,
a mite and lice destroyer. Guaranteed
to kill mites and lice if properly used.
If not satisfied return package and
money will be refunded.
Lawton Produce Co.
214 D Ave.
Phone 167. LAWTON, OKLA.
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