The Medford Star. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1907 Page: 2 of 8
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President Roosevelt Said:
"Texas is the Garden Spot of the Lord"
95,000 Acre Ranch of Dr. Chas. F. Simmons
Now On the Market.
Here ic Your Opportunity to Buy a Farm of from 10 Acres to 640 and
Two Town Lots in This "Garden Spot" for $210. Pay-
able $10 per Month Without Interest.
Tnvpstigntlon will show that this
95,000 acres comprises one of the
finest bodies of Agricultural and Truck
Farming land in the entire state, com-
mencing about ill! miles south of San
Antonio and about two miles south ol
Fleasantfln (the county seat of Atas-
cosa County), and extending through
Atascosa and a part of McMullen
Counties, to within IT miles of my
fiO.OOO-acre Live Oak County Ranch,
which 1 in four months last year, sold
to 4,000 Home Seekers, on liberal
terms, without interest on deferred
payments, which gives the poor man.
from his savings, a chance to secure
a good farm and town lot for his home
in town. ] will donate and turn over
to three bonded Trustees, $250,000
front the proceeds of the sale of this
property to the purchasers, as a bonus
fo the first railroad built through this
property on the line which 1 shall
This property is located on that mid-
dle plain between East Texas, where
Jt rains too much, and the arid section
of West Texas, where it does not rain
Its close proximity to San Antonio,
♦he largest city in the State, with a
claimed population of over 100,000, en-
hances its value as a market for Agri-
cultural and Truck I'arm products far
beyond the value of similar land not
eo favorably located. ~
Level fo slightly rolling. T.arge.
broad, rich valleys, encircled by ele-
vations suitable for homes; 90 per
cent, fine farming land, balance pas-
Ash. Elm. Gum. llnckberry, Live
Oak. Mesquite, Pecan, abundant for
shade, fencing and wood.
About fiO per cent. rich. dark, sandy
loam, balance chocolate or red sandy
loam, usually preferred by local farm-
ers. and each with soil averaging from
2 to 4 feet deep, with clay subsoil,
•which holds water.
Mild, balmy, healthy, practically
free from malaria, few frosts, no snow,
no hard freezes; continuous Seabreeze
moderates extremes of heat and cold,
producing warm winters and cool sum-
mers. Average temperature about 62
Prom the Government record, it is
safe to assume that the rainfall on this
property has been fully 35 inches per
year, which is more than some of the
old States have had, and is plentiful
for ordinary crops properly cultivated,
and lor Grass Growing.
Improvements and Water.
This property is lenced and cross-
fenced in many large and small pas-
turps. with four barbed wires, with J
posts about 12 feet apart. Also a
numher of fine shallow wells.
Also a number of fine Lakes and
Also, a number of fine flowing Arte-
sian Wells, whose crystal streams flow
for miles and miles down those creeks,
•whose l>road, rich valleys, irrigable
from those continuously flowing
streams, make it the ideal place for
the Marketing Gardener who desires
to raise from two to three crops of
marketable produce on the same
ground every year.
Farming and Truck Farming.
I Seasons never end.
This land is adapted to profitable
culture of Beans. Cabbage, Celery,
Cucrmbers, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Beets,
Carols. Onions, Radish, Squash.
Strawberries, Cauliflower, Okra, Oys-
ter Hlant, Peas, Rasberries, Turnips,
Apricots, Cantaloupes, Grapes, Irish
Potatoes. Olives. Sweet Potatoes, Ba-
nanas, Dates, English Walnuts, Figs,
Melons, Peanuts, Barley, Blackberries,
Broom Corn, Lemons, Plums, Tobac-
co, Alfalfa, Rye, Oranges, Peaches,
Pecans, Corn, Cotton, Oats, Wheat,
Page 63 of the book entitled "Beau-
tiful San Antonio." officially issued by
the Uusiness Men's Club of San An-
tonio, dated May, 1900, says:
"It is readily conceded by all those
who know anything abou,'. Texas that
the most prolific agriculture section
Is that which recognizes San Antonio
as its logical center, particularly that
portion directly south of San Antonio,
with the Gulf of Mexico bordering on
the southeast and the Rio Grande bor-
dering on tUo south and west.
"Within the last four or five years,
in the territory named, special atten-
tion has been given to growing vege-
tables. they maturing at a time when
they secure the maximum prices on
Northern markets, which markets they
virtually invade without a competitor.
The profit in growing vegetables in
this territory will be seen by an exam-
ination of the following figures, se-
cured from reliable sources, showing
Net Earnings Per Acre:
"Watermelons from $75.00 to $200.00.
"Cantaloupes from $40.00 to $75.00.
"Cabbage from $125.00 to $225.00.
"Cauliflower from $75.00 to $225.00.
"Beans and Peas from $100.00 to
"Tomatoes from $125.00 to $400.00.
"Potatoes from $00.00 to $150.00.
"Onions from $150.00 to $800.90.
•'Tabasco Peppers from $500.00 to
$900 00 per acre.
• "The Chicago Record-IIerald pub-
lishing the following individual experi-
ences in South Texas:
• Men who came here with $500 and
$600 a few years ago are now inde-
"Jl young man who came to this
country for his health, bought 18
acres and in one year cleared over
$0,000 from it, which was $333.33 per
"Another man. 65 yearR old. from 79
acres, sold $5,000 worth of produce,
from which he realized $63.29 per acre
and then raised a Cotton crop on part
of It, which made him $3f> per acre,
which made the same land net hlra
$98.29 per acre for that year.
"Another man from 80 acres in 1904
realized as follows: Prom Onions,
$2,226.91: from Cotton, $1,800; 200
bushels Corn: 12 tons Hay; 5,000
pounds Sweet Potatoes.
"Another made $3,200 from five
acres of early Cabbage, which was
$610 per acre, and grew a second crop
of Corn and Peas on the same ground
"Another realized $27,000 from 90
car loads of Cabbage, averaging $300
per car, which w-as $207.69 from each
of the 130 acres he had planted.
"Another netted, above all expenses,
$G0 per acre on Potatoes, and planted
the same ground in Cotton that year
from which he realized $35 per acre,
which made that ground yield him $95
"Another realized $32,966 from 230
acres In Melons, which was $143.33
"Another netted $21,000 from 35
acres in Onions, which was $600 per
"Another netted $17,445, or $79.25
per acre from nine cuttings of 220
acres in Alfalfa, which yielded in one
year 2,475 tons and sold at $11 per
"Another received $900 from on«
acre in Cauliflower; sown in July,
transplanted in August, and marketed
The same authority quotes the fol-
lowing statement from the Hon. Jos-
eph Daily, of Chillicothe, 111., who
owns thousands of acres in the Illinois
Corn Belt. He says:
"I am one of the heaviest taxpayers
on farm lands in Mason and Tazewell
Counties, Illinois, and I have been fa-
miliar with the conditions around San
Antonio for 12 years. Any thrifty
farmer can get rich, and make more
money off of this cheap land, acre for
acre, than any laud in the State of
Illinois, that sells from $150 to $225
Come to the land of beautiful sun-
shine and almost perpetual harvest.
Where the people are prosperous,
happy and contented.
Where the flowers bloom ten months
in the year.
Where the farmers and gardeners,
whose seasons never end, eat home-
grown June vegetables in January, and
bask in mid-winter's balmy air and
Where the land yield is enormous
and the prices remunerative.
Where something can be planted
and harvested every month in the
Where the climate is so mild that
the Northern farmer here save prac-
tically all his fuel bills and three-
fourths the cost of clothing his family
in the North.
Where the country is advancing and
property values rapidly increasing.
Where all stock, without any feed,
fatten winter and summer, on the na-
tive grasses and brush.
Where the same land yields the
substantial of the temperate and the
luxuries of the tropic zones.
Where the farmer does not have to
work hard six months in the year to
raise feed to keep his stock from dy-
ing during the winter, as they do in
the North and Northwest.
Where there are no aristocrats and
people do not have to work hard to
have plenty and go in the best society.
Where the natives work less and
have more to show for what they do
than in any country in the United
Where houses, barns and fences can
be built for less than half the cost in
Where sunstrokes and heat prostra-
tions are unknown.
Where sufferers with Asthma, Bron-
chitis, Catarrh, Hay Fever and Throat
Troubles find relief.
Where, surrounded by fruits and
vegetables, which ripen every month
in the year, the living is better and
less expensive than in the North.
Where' the water is pure, soft and
Where the taxes are so low that the
amount is never missed.
Where Public and Private School!
and Churches of all denominations are
Where peace, plenty and good will
Where it is so healthy that there
are few physicians and most of them,
to make a living supplement their in-
come from other business.
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Old Fi-i«nd« Interect Him No More.
HE HAS FINISHED
Cross-Examination of Harry Orchard
at Haywood Trial Completed
After Six Days.
ONLY ONCE HE FALTERED
self find went on strongly to the end.
He defended "nls motives by saying
that he had finally by true conversion
and penitence had resolved to make
all possible reparation by freely con-
fessing all. McParland had tuld him
that he was doing a great, service for
the state and that states were kind
to mm who served them; there was
no other promise.
•YMPATHY FOR THE FISH.
The Remarkable Witness Continued
Cool and Self Possessed to the
Last in the Face of
Boise, Idaho, .lutie 13.—The cross
examination of Harry Orchard
Wednesday was carried over the at-
tempt on the life of Gov. Peabody at
Canon City and the events immedi-
ately succeeding, including the God-
dard and Gabbert dynamite plots,
and follows the usual methods de-
signed to confuse and discredit the
witness. Attorney Richardson-again
suggested that Orchard was being
coached by Detective McParland and
counsel for the prosecution and pro-
voked the sharpest wrangle that the
attorney and witness have had in
their loug contest.
Just before the noon recess the
monotony of the examination was
broken by Orchard's description of
his attempts to kill Sherman Bell in
Denver. For some 12 nights he was
at Bell's residence waiting an op-
portunity to shoot him. More than
once Bell's life was saved by the
barking of small dogs.
Attorney Richardson began at
once to question Orchard regarding
liis conference with Charles H. Moyer
ni the latter's home in Denver about
Ap: i 1, 1905. Orchard testified Tues-
day that Moyer, Pettibone and Hay-
wood told In in at this time to go to
Canon City, Col., to "get" Gov. Pea-
l;odv. Mover said he wanted to get
rid o' P' lbody so no one else would
follow ill ii's footsteps. Peabody had
gtDri out of office at this time.
Orchard said Pettibone asked him
to gel a position as life insurance
solicitor before going to Canon City.
1'e got letters of recommendation
from several persons, among them
Mr. Hawkins, a law partner of At-
torney Richardson, who has conduct-
ed the eross examination of Orch-
ard. Haywood later told Orchard he
had made a mistake in getting a let-
ter from Hawkins, for if anything
happened in Canon City it might in-
volve the attorney who had been rep-
resenting the federation.
Boise. Idaho, Jupe 14.—The men
who are battling to save the life of
William D. Haywood and the good
name of the Western Federation of
Miners made their greatest assault
upon Harry Orchard Thursday when
cerrying the review liy cross-examina-
tion to his life of crime down to his
confession they bitterly assailed his
guiding motives. Six days they
spent in stripping him before the jury
of every shred of morality of charac-
ter and then suddenly turning upon
him In final fierce attack they fougb
with every means known to the legal
Uoise. IdaiiO, June 15.-The nr .isieou-
Hon In the Steuneuberg murder trial
Friday, entering in earnest upon the
substantiation and corroboration of
Harry Orchard's testimony showed a
continuous thread of evidence connect-
ing George Pettibone's store in Denver
with Orchard at San Francis > en-
gaged on the Bradley iuu.mt plot,
partly developed another direct line
by which it is hoped to show that Hay
wood engaged and paid Steve Adams
for the same desperate work, and ad-
ded special touches of confirmation to
Orchard's general story.
Officials of the United States post-
offices at San Francisco and Denver
produced original records showing
that in August 1904, a registered let-
ter was sent under the name of "J.
Wolf" from the address of Pettibone's
store in Denver to ",l. Dempsey" at
the Golden West hotel, in San Fran-
cisco. Orchard swore that he stayed
at the Golden West under an alias
that was either "Dempsey" or "Hogan"
that Pettibone used the aliases of
"Wolf" and "Pat Bone" and that un-
der the name of "Wolf" Pettibone in
the month mentioned sent him a regis-
tered letter containing $100 to pay
his expenses while engaged on the
Police officials of Ogden established
the arrest there, in Juue 1903 of Steve
Adams and A. T. Williams. They were
sealed up in an eastbounud car loaded
with fruit and when arrested for tres-
pass each had a brace of revolvers.
When released through the influence
of a detective, who was a brother
Mason with Adams went straight
to the office of the Western Union and
sent a telegram to Haywood at Den-
Besides its work of the Pettibone-
Orchard and Haywood-Adams lines the
state produced several witnesses
who confirmed features of Orchard's
story as to the Bradley affair.
Boise, Idaho, June 16.-*-Tlie prose-
cution in the Steuneuberg murder
case won its fight for the admission
of the contents of the telegram
Steve Awams sent from Ogden to
the defendant, Haywood, at Deliver,
in June, 1903, and Detective Pender
of Ogden, was permitted to testify-
to the contents Saturday morning.
The message was an appeal from
Adams to Haywood for money.
The state then produced and se-
cured the admission of six draff
sent by Haywood to Jack Simpkin3
at various times in 1904, 1905 and
One was sent, just before and one
just after the Steuuenberg murder,
and the purpose for which they were
introduced was to show the rela-
Upton SlnsUlr'a Amazinp Parab'a on
Charity of the Rleh.
Upton Sinclair, in an address before
a body of Chicago Socialists, suid of
"The average charity, the charity of
the rich, seems rather futile to me.
The rich oppress the poor enormously,
then they help them slightly. It Is
like the young lady angler.
" 'Why,' said a man to this young
lady, do you always carry a bottle of
liniment with you on your iishi..g ex-
" 'I am sorry.' she said plaintively,
'for the poor little fish. And so. when
I take one off the honk, I always rub
Its cut mouth with some liniment.'"
Hl« Idea of a Good Time.
The retired contractor sighed as h«
got into his dress suit and thought of
the elaborate dinner and the opera
that were to come.
"Some day." he said, "I'll git real
desp'rit, an' then do you know what
"Snmelhlng terrible, no doubt," re-
plied his ambitious wife.
"I suppose it wouldn't look well in
print," he admitted, "but I can't help
that. What I'll do will be to throw
away these high-priced cigars, put on
some old clothes, go out an' come in
by the back way an' smoke a quarter
pound of cut-up ehewin' tobacco In a
cob pipe while I'm talkin' things over
with the coachman in the barn."—The
That an article may be good as well
as cheap, and give entire satisfaction,
Is proven by the extraordinary sale of
Defiance Starch, each package con-
taining one-third more Starch than
can be had of any other brand for the
Under the Microscope.
The best microscopes magnify
about 16,000 times and make a tiny
pile of flour look like a pile of stones.
Pittsburg Want« Tall Structure.
An effort Is being made to get the
world's tallest building for Pittsburg.
Application has been made for ft
structure which will have 40 storlei
and will tower 700 feet above the side-
walk. This is 42 feet higher than a
structure now under way In New
You Pay 10c.
Not so Good.
F.P.LEWIS Peoria. Ill
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At very small expense you can cure
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work. Sacurlty Gall Salvs. will do it,
and after the first application he will be
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for he will surely do more work without
running down. If your stock gets cut
from barb wire, or anything else, be sure
and use Security Antiseptic Healer. It will
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DIT A TllTDC of this paper da-
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Its columns should insist upon having
v.hat they ask;for, refusing all suosu-
tutds or imitations.
$1,000 Reward will be paid to any
one proving that any statement
in this advertisement is not true.
Write for literature and name
o! nearest agent.
C. F. SIMMONS.
215 Alamo Plaza - San Antonio, Texat
L.et every man be occupied, and oc-
cupied In the highest employment of
which his nature is capable, and die
with the consciousness that he has
done his best.—Goethe.
No 111 befalls us but what may bs
for our good.—Italian.
crime in false- L.
Hons of Haywood and Simpkins who
aided Harry Orchard on the first at-
tempt to kill Steunenberg.
craft to convince the jury that Orch- | sta(e nexl produced the frag-
ments of the pistol and device by
which the infernal machine placed
in the Vindicator mine was set off,
and this led to a general digression.
Into the whole story of the Cripple
Creek strike of 1903-4. in which the
defense sought to show violence and
Incitement to violence by agents and
officers of the Mine Owners' associa-
tions and high handed justice by
the militia after martial law was de-
ard was committing a
ly swearing away the> lives of inno- j
cent men in the hope of saving his
own. They carried their aitack to |
the very language with which the wit-
ness answered their questions and
everywhere they alleged by forceful
implication that, it was put into his
mouth by men controllng him.
The series of quickly delivered at-
taches to the trial a;:iid the scenes cen-
tering around the high witness chair
in .ludse Woods' court a depth of dra-
matic intensity, a compellinc human
interest that, gripped and held every
man and woman who watched and
listened. OrchMrd failed when they
recited t,. him the tale of killing Davit
and T'riah that Detective McPharland
related to him whf-n he came seek-
ing a confession. He foup'it to.Rave
himself but the tears filled liis eyes
and he rocked nneveuly liK a faint-
ins: woman. His vrtce lowered to
huskiness and he hid hi? face in a
handkerchief. Then he steadied him
Sues The Dewey Estate.
Leavenworth, Kan., June II.—The
Hartford Fire Insurance company
filed a suit in t'ie federal court
Wednesday to collect $2'..500 from
the estate of the late Charles P.
Dewey. It is alleged that this sum Is
due on a note on money lent by the
insurance company to Dewey. The
money was lent to the Deweys who
had so much litigation over land
claims in Western Kansas.
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