Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 293, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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EMI) DAILY EAGLE,
THURSDAY, 8KPTKM11KH I«. H><>
Every mother feels a great
dread of the pain and dan-
ger attendant upon the
most critical period of her
life. Becoming a mother
should be a source of joy to
all, but the suffering and
danger incident to the ordeal makes its anticipation one of misery.
Mother's Friend is the only remedy which relieves women of the
great pain and danger of maternity; this hour which is dreaded as
woman's severest trial is not only made painless, but all the danger is
avoided by its use. Those who use this rtmedy are no longer despond-
ent or gloomy; nervousness, nausea and other distressing conditions
are overcome, the system is made ready for the coming event, and the
serious accidents so common to the critical hour are obviated by the
use of Mother's Friend.
"It is worth its weight in
gold," say many who have
ti 11 00 per bottlo at drug
-i ii. etnrei. Book containing
TaluAbte information of interest to all
Women. will bo sent free.
BRADFIELO REGULATOR CO.
HILL SAYS WE
Garfield County Loan and Savings
10 per cent
ENID, OK LA.
10 per cent
A two percent government bond, when issued by our government is (re
qucntly over subscribed six or seven times the face of the issue, This mean
that the conservative investment, even at a very low interest rate is at a pre
mium. when that which has an element of chancc or speculation in it will no
receive a bid,
A first mortgage on a home confined to the City of Enid, may not be as con
servative an investment as the bonds referred to, but the management of thi
Association feela that it is safe enough to satisfy the most timid investor.
WE EARN 10 PER CENT ON BUR STOCK
omce over [tans' Drug store GEO. A. KENNEDY, Secretary
Railroad Builder Talks
At Least the Future Will
Show Foreign Markets :p
Are Not Necessary
Wicker and Montgomery
Call and see those live auctioneers at their office in the old Kirk
Livery Stable, 206 E. \Broadway, before making your sale. Best
of references furnished. 21 years of successful salesmanship.
Farm Sales, Live Stock, Merchandise, Real Estate, Our Specialty
TRY US Enid, Okla.
Eivid State Guaranty Baivk
"All Deposits Are Protected by the Deposit-
ors Guaranty Fund of State of Oklahoma"
A bank that is conservative in its man-
agement yet liberal and progressive. Its
officers are men of experience and are
home people. Their personal attention
is given to the affairs of the bank. You
are invited to call and see us.
S. T. GOLTRY, Pres. C. W. GOLTRY, Vice^Pres.
JOHN P, COOK, Cashier
CHMS. C. PIIRRtPONT, President.
!CARROL L. GATES, Secretary
Enid Choral Society
SEASON 1909--10 First Reher&al, Monday Eve. Sept. \27
First Concert, December 1,\1909.
EVERY SINGER is cordially invited to become a member. Please Re-
port your name to one of the officials for regsitration.
JOHN SPALDING, Treasurer. WILLIAM R.LANE, Conductor
Mantles, Grates and Tile
Hardwood Doors, Fine Interior Finish
Phone 182 Enid Planing Mill Co.
Are You Going I Build?
If so let us figure with you on your
BUILDERS HARDWARE. We
can show you a fine line at prices
which will please you
PARKER HOW. CO.
West side Square
Not Easily Squelched.
A tittle boy of four was begging to
go to see a little neighbor. His moth-
er had repeatedly refused. Finally
she said: "Drury, do not ask me If
you can go to see Joe again." Then
the child in his slow way asked:
"Well, mamma, if I could go, how long
cotld I stay?'—The Delineator.
Lately a manager of a New York
theater received a play In which one
of the directions read: "Enter the vll
lain, smelling of tobacco.'—Judge.
FOR RENT—One nice furnished
front room at 301 W. Oklahoma ave
T. J. Webster, 9-18-31
Chicago, Sept. 16.- "The idea that j
we feed the world is being correct- I
;ed; and unless we can increase the
agricultural population and their I
product, the question of a source of
food supply at home will soon super-
| sede the question of a market for our
own products abroad." This was the
i warning given by James J. Hill at
| the convention of the American
I Bankers Association Wednesday dur-
! ing a discussion of the decline of
agriculture and its consequences. Mr.
| Hill's subject was "National Wealth
and the Farm."
"We have." said the speaker, "al-
most reached a point where, owing
I to increased population without in-
creased production per acre, our
home food supply will be insufficient
for our own needs; within ten
years, possibly less, we are likely to
become a wheat-importing nation;
the percentage of the population en-
gaged in agriculture and the wheat
product per acre are both falling;
at the same time the cost of living is
raised everywhere by this relative
I scarcity of bread, by artificial in-
! crease in the price of all manufact-
ured articles, and by a habit of ex
travagance which has enlarged the
view of both rich and poor of what
are to be considered the necessaries
of life. These plain facts should
disturb and arouse not only the
economic student but the men who
are most intimately related to the
wealth of the nation and most con-
cerned that it shall not suffer loss or
Mr. Hill declared that never yet
has enhanced cost of living, when
due to agricultural decline and Ina
bility to supply national needs, failed
to end in national disaster.
Mr. Hill said tho farm is our main
reliance and that every other activity
depends on that. He asserted how-
ever, that the majority of people fail
to reali/.e practically the declining
status of agriculture in the country.
"They are mislead by the statistics of
farm values and products, mount-
ing annually by great leaps, into
thinking that tills absolute increase
j implies a relative advance of this in-
i dustry as compared with others,"
said he. "Exactly the opposite is the
i case. I refer not merely to the qual-
I ity and results of our tillage, but to
the setting of the human tide away
from the cultivated Held and toward
the factory gate or the city slum.
This is something whose consequenc-
es for evil are as certain as if the
aggregate deposits in all the banks of
this country were decreasing ty a
fixed percentage every teu years,
while their loans were increasing by
another percentage just as stable.
You would know what catastrophe
that assured by and by.
"It means the same thing, in kind
and consequences, when the agri-
cultural population, the producers
and depositors in the great national
treasury of wealth, is declining year
by year, while the city population,
which thrives only by drawing drafts
upon the land and cannot live a year
after these cease to be honored, rises
at its expense. Yet not only is such
a crisis approaching, but it Is being
hastened by legislative stimulation
in favor of other industries while
"In 1790 only about 3.4 per cent
of the American people lived in
towns. At the time of the Civil War
the percentage had risen to 16. In
1900 more than 31 per cent of our
population wus urban. The change
is portentous, and there Is no doubt
that the coming census will show it
to have proceeded in the last ten
years with accelerated speed. In
spite of the warnings of economists,
the amelioration of farm life, the
opening of new and attractive em-
ployment on the land through the
spread of irrigation and the growth
of the fruit industry, the encourage-
ment of public men and the wider
dissemination of agricultural educa-
tion, the percentage of our popula-
tion who work on the farm constant-
ly declines. If that proceeds too far,
it is as if dry-rot had eaten through
the timbers supporting some great
structure. We should consider now
the change accomplished and that
"With our annual increase ot over
1.5 per cent In population from nat-
ural causes, and Immigration that
has not been less than three-quart-
We Don't Like I
to BRAG.... (
But Really, You Know, we u
Feel Impelled to do a Little ?
Tall Talking About Our
Fall Suits !
They are "Stratford.' "Atter-
bury" "L" and 'Adlers makes.
And that means PURE WOOL
materials and first class TAILOR-
ING and STYLE that give that
distinctive character and tone to
The needs and wishes of both old and
young men of this vicinity have come to be a
big factor in shaping the policy of this store,
its due to you that we've identified ourselves
this season with the smartest, most advanced
and typical lines of fall garments—clothing
of makers widely known for their success
and achievements in their special field; who
have long made faultless tailoring, immacu-
late fitting and elegance of finish a life time
study. If you want evidence that ours is the
most satisfactory store to purchase your fall
clothing, let us show you the styles. They're
clothes cut with that swing and dash charac-
teristic of the man of today; in patterns that
are rare, unusual and rich; combined with the
highest class of tailored skill.
"Atterhury" and "Stratford" Makes
$25.00 to $45.00
"Adlers" and "L" System Makes
$18.00 to $25.00
Other Makes $8.50 to $16.50
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY
ers of a million any year since 1902, out the world increase by probably
there will be from two to two and a from four to live millions every year,
half million more mouths to feed In our own country we shall require
every year. Having in view this in- from 13,000.000'to 15,000,000 busli-
crease in population, the declining els more annually for seed and home
average yield per acre of cultivated i consumption. The domestic supply
land W the United States after it has cannot be maintained by present
been farmed for a few years, the methods. Not only Is the cultivation
rise of per capita consumption wilh of the soil being neglected, but It is
a higher cost of living and the move- also notoriously ineffective. Our
rnent of the working population wheat product per acre from the okl-
away from the land, the time is now er lands falls steadily. Our national
approaching when we shall not only acerage is less than half that of
cease to be a wheat selling nation, England or Germany, both of which
but will find it. necessary to import have soil inferior to our own. Only
a portion of what we consume. |by bringing rich new land under cul-
"Our foreign trade in the past has tivation have we prevented the fall
rested mainly on our exports of pro- from becoming abrupt. Good farms
ducts drawn from the earth directly, I" the Hohawk valley ti. New \ork
or only once removed. Our man.i- state forty years ago were worth
facture. for export are to a large ex- from $100 to ?150 per acre; now
tent natural products subjected to many are sold at from %i., to *.,0.
a few simple processes. How are we This is not because wheat lias be-
to meet the immense trade balance come cheap, for it is dear; not en-
against us. how prevent financial "rely becaus- ot western competl-
storm. of frequent occurrence and "on. but I c ause there is neither
destructive force: how feed ti..- com- good cultivation nor enough cultlva-
lnS millions, If the farmer, who i on. The younger ^ration
pavs most of the bills, has retired to throngs the cities; and the land,
the city or the country town In or- rented b> us owners to tenants care-
der that his children may the bet- les, of everything but mmedlate pro-
„.r enjoy their automobiles and en- <■ "^Vo^ sla"' "o.ooo
ter into the delights of the social 11
farms are tor sale. in© sou mi rn
'centra! portion shows a progressive
loss of population. If anybody Imag-
ines that this process of exhaustion
and abandonment or transfer to
other uses is peculiar to tho Kast, let
him look at towa, whose average
wheat crop in the five years 1 H83-H«
was 29,682.560 bushels, and in the
five years 1904-08 was l ,K7<i.4H8
bushels. In 19U8 it was 8.068,000.
"All this hus come "bout notwith-
standing economic changes favorable
to the occupant of the farm. The
him, while it entices his children to
the centers where lliuy think that the
larger income now found necessary
may be won more easily. And while
the enhanced price of grain may in-
duce him to enlarge his wheat acre-
age, it does not lead him to more
"You deal with wealth in its most
condensed and universal form. That
wealth is the slow accretion of many
centuries. It changes its form and
occupation with wonderful facility;
but, so slight at all times is the
margin between the world's produc-
tion and its consumption, that its
savings have been acquired almost
as slowly and painfully as the mis-
er's hoard. Practically only a few
months lie between a universal cessa-
tion of production and the destruc-
tion of the human race by starvation.
The marvelous diversity of modern
industry and its p^ducts blinds us
to the bare simplicity of the situa-
tion. Those who, like you, are main
factors in supplying to industry the
means to carry it on, who open up
the main and lateral channels
through which the fertilizing stream
of capital may be turned upon the
otherwise barren field of labor,
should be always mindful of the first
Igreat source and storehouse of nat-
ional wealth, and the most sensitive
'whenever it Is depleted or endang-
"A stationary or declining pro-
duct, a soil becoming annually less
productive, a revolt againBt the life
of the farm and consequent rise in
wages amounting, Blnce 18!*.-, to
r,5.6 per cent with board, compel
such a rise of all prices as bears
ruinously upon town and country
alike. Our real concern is not so
much to save the home market from
the inroads of the foreigner as to
keep It from destruction by an en-
larged city life and a neglected coun- transportation syt
try life, a crowded artisan popula- perrectton
Hon clamouring for food and a for-^em has made a market accessible to
eign demand for the product of their every farmer, and carries his pro-
wages limited to fields where the duce at the lowest rates in the world,
competition ot all the world must Ills life has become more comfort-
be met and overcome. able and desirable. But the increased |
Phone 688,|224 W. Rand.
See Our New St yles
H Fine Lot to Select]From
[verett, Chlcherlng Bros., Lyon A Healv,
Himhall, Adam Schaff and Others.
Pianos for Rent, $3.50 to $5.00
Music and Musical Merchandise, Piano Tuning by
Frederickson Music Co.
Enid's Largest Music Co.
| CI C! C!
\ Coal, Coke and Cornchnp
!* We Sell All Kinds of High Grade Coal
and Feed We Guarantee Weights and
s the GARFIELD COUNTY SUPPLY CO.
S Phone 554 J. Y. CALLAHAN, Mgr.
"The consumers'of bread through-1 cost of living tears most hardly upon
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