The Guymon Herald. (Guymon, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1914 Page: 3 of 8
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Rainfall Record at Amarlllo. Texas, by Peter Wood, of the U. 8
Weather Bureau, for years 1880 to 1909. Inclusive.
I T |0.0&iv *>,".16,4.48 4.5Ui2.11il.70|0.M 2.«[0.10W.*U«./
|0.47(O.74| T ,1.26 5 27 0.10 3.2810.49,3.18 0.69|u.42 0.26,16.II
j. -I- - i.(4|4.Kil.66jS.lg;2.S2|O.Kj0.40 14.it
i.66!2.87|t.M 4.S7I5.S 0.04!o.S4 21
i.*.1.2915.60)0.84 5.54 2.U,3.06|33. 1
i.82 3.62 4.94> .CK O.60jU.25l2.il 37.07
i0.SSiO.16|t'.5> 0.«6|7.48 1.64
T (0.5II0.04|0.B 4 56 1
0.45 0.8711 .sC 4.67|7.22lit,
W.W|U.W v . OA'VI .o*; i .wid.tfV
.42 0.67 2.10:0.21 2.7011.49; 1.85
.09 2.03 T 10.16 2 19'2 03 2.06
.60 1.92 0.16 1.J1 1.78 6.84 2.88
I ?£'>i J1 ,.l 91,1 <1 %..•/ 41 7 ,|J
1. ™-' J i ".iD 1.
|O.76[0.41 0.21(1.95 2.2U|2.31
2.26 u.65,1''.47 1.08 4.4412.32
0.8h;ii.82 0.35 0.98 3.52:4.81
0.03 0 48
Average Rainfall in the Pan-
handle for the growing months
from IH98 to lttOtt, inclusive:
Total 17.84 i
ij'n Fb |Mh Apl'Ma,Jn JlylAu Se Oe No iDe A n
0.17 0.23 3.1214.45
0.48|r,.47 4.53j 1.84
0.7411.83 9.14 2.01
1.49|2.44 0.23 3 46|1.50 4.57(2.00 5.«'4 0.
0.1916.06 7.01i2. !0.M * Wi
0.4012.69 3.1911.34 2.50
1.28 4.8-ilo.72)1.64 0.88
0.49 0.82i0.82(4.00 3.50
,...vi..^,V.I8 .6 *.•
3.52 1.6710.69|0.2?'0.08 22.81
2.27;0.71 0.85 0.79 0.84 16.61
2.89|0.06 1.10 0.a2 0.2c 16.41
1.93)0.24 2 85 0.16|1.0 |16.80
2.6715.27!0. OS'0.28 0.43'17.2>
3.87 0.57|2.2t> 0.81 jo.79124.7D
0.63|2.45 3.09 0.36 2.88 24.28
4.0310.48 0.4110.34 2.06121.64
6.96 0.51 6.0911.15 2.24 1.11)27. IS
3.21ti.83 5.25 1.58|0.0810.07124.40
1.56 3.03j2.19 3.26 2.00|0.04 24.42
1.46 2 42|0.95il.74;2.24|0.56 23 11
0.12i2.93|0.26|0.90|1.79l2.83;3.38 4.67|0.82i2.58i0.00| T 120.28
0.1610.08 T |0.63 2.8815.53 2.48 4.6? 3.56 0 44 0.20,0.69,21.St
1.00 1 5212.62(4.62 6.16 2.19|3.~«|O.63l3.O:i(O.a0IS.O«ll.4& 32.32
0.41 0.51 0.64 3.23 1.18 2.0712.90 6.7611.96,2.49)2.68 0.19|J4.92
1.11 0.2410.02 1.26 0 99 1.97U .49(6.2010.91 1.79 0.66 1.46 18.0J
0.2610.72 T |l.90j3.55ll.73I5.40l2.7511.S3JO.44ilO.51 0.00|l9.06
0.07|0.28|l.2810.6011.0814.72 3.6.l|o.87|2.19|l.l8|l.25 0.64 19 69
1 . S. Rainfall Record at Guymon, Texas County. Oklahoma,
1910 to date.
10.1711.4010.00 0.5S 4.4813.00 8.14|4.58 0.2.8 3.90 2.68 2 60(31.81
1 1 15.20 1.55 1.7 >,3 314.10 1.6413.26 2.13, T T 0.0« 22.81
11.03 1. <eo. 5o;l.o7| 1.36|1.45|1.38 1. >115.33,0.80 3.43,2.:,6,21.49
Average rainfall in Illinois ror
the grooving months from
181)8 to 1000, inclusive:
July 3 94
DATE OP KILLING FROSTS.
Earliest Oct 8th
Oct 19 th
" Oct 2let
1904—Lates t April 15th
1905—Lates t April 21st
1906—Lates t Mch. 30th
1907—Lates t May 4th
FRESH And Absolutely
In the spring, more than any other time, you want fresh gro-
ceries. Our line of groceries is absolutely fresh, new and clean.
Call at the store or phone us your next order. We guarantee prompt
and satisfactory service.
O. V. ALEXANDER
First Door South
of Herald Office
GUYMON : :
where to buy your bill of Lum-
ber? If so, all you have to do
Is to look at the prices we are
HIGH GRADE LUMBER
as well a& everything that Is
included in building, for In-
terior or exterior work, from
the timber in your foundation
to the shingles on your roof.
THE STAR LUMBER COMPANY
A HARNESS SHOP
that is fully prepared to fur-
nish all kinds of horse and
INVITES YOUR INSPECTION
Do not be persuaded to send
your money out of town for
this class of goods until you
are posted on what we are able
to do right here. We not only
save you money, but you are
permitted to Inspect the goods
before you pay for them. No
annoying delays. No substi-
tutes. No annoying shortages.
Our guarantee goes with every f
article we sell.
MATHEWS HARDWARE CO.
Everything In Justice Court blanks. Land Office blanks,
Deeds, Mortgages, Bills of 8ale, Farm Lease, Release of Mortgage,
Assignment of Mortgage, etc, always on hand.
We print any blank needed. If you want any particular form
let us print It for you.
The Guymon Herald
Guymon, . . . Oklahoma
HOUSER & CARTER
Our wagons go everywhere and we deliver the goods. We meet
all trains for baggage and express; have Bpietdid storage rooms and
are In every respect equipped to handle the business la cur line.
Star Mercantile Co.
McNahb Writes the Herald
Jasper. Minn., June 27, '14.
You no doubt will be surprised to
get a letter from me, but ha\iug re-
cently made a trip from Guymon,
Oklahoma, to southern Minnesota and
eastern South Dakota, and having
traveled over a large portion of mis
country by auto, observing very care-
fully the conditions here, and be-
lieving that it might be of interest
to you to know what the people
here have done and what they ere
now doing, and realizing the fact
that the newspapers of our country
are the moulders of public opinion—
the leading factors in the develop
ment of all new countries, and know-
ing you to be a booster for the great
southwest, I want to tell you what
these people have done in twenty-
five or thirty years on a bald prairie
country In South Dakota and Minne-
sota, thereby showjng our people
what can be done in western Okla-
homa and northwest Texas with a
little effort. This country up here
in its virgin state was practically
the same as the Panhandle of Okla-
homa and Texas—one big rolling
prairie, but of course some closer
to the North Pole than the Panhan-
Today this is the most beautiful
country I ever saw, nice prairie farms
of 160 to 320 acres, and on almost
every farm there is a big fine house
and big red barn surrounded by a
grove of one to five acres of nice
trees which were planted some twen-
ty-five years ago, and they are cer-
tainly grand. They have trees along
the lanes on each side of the road
and in some places have planted
proves for fire wood and posts of
five to ten acres.
The government very wisely passed
a law giving the homesteaders what
is known as a tree claim, and to
obtain title to this land those who
filed thereon were required to plunt
and cultivate a certain number of
trees on the land in a given time.
This was the beginning of the devel-
opment and beautifying of this coun-
try. The settlers, realizing the ne-
cessity of having protection from the
severe- winter winds on these bald
prairies, planted these groves north
and west of their buildings and along
their land lines near the roads. The
result is they have splendid protec-
tion for stock in winter, elegant
shades In summer and beautiful
driveways along the lanes.
The early settlers tell me that
since these trees have grown up all
over the country the winds are not
so severe as they were in the pioneer
days, and that the snow does not
drift so badly. They say the winters
are not as severe as they were when
It was all prairie, and it sounds very
Of course it takes a little work to
plant and cultivate trees, but there
is not any work on a farm that will
pay such handsome returns as that
put in the cultivation of trees. Noth-
ing else adds so much to a home as
a nice grove, and more especially in
a prairie country. We can have Just
as nice groves In the Panhandle as
they have in this country if we will
only get busy and plant and cultivate
them. Think of a grove of five acres
on every 160 acre farm and a row
of nice trees along the lanes on each
side of the road for miles over the
Panhandle to break the winds. They
make nice shades for man and beast
and the magnificent appearance of
the country. This can be realized In
a very few years with a united effort
of all the people. Is It worth the
effort? Most assuredly it is.
I find that the people from foreign
countries, and especially those from
a cold country, are more zealous In
the cultivation of trees than the
westerner or American people. We
are too much on the go easy plan.
I wish every man and woman In
the Panhandle could see what these
people have done in the last twenty-
five years, and could realize what
our duty Is in the development of
our great southwest. I am told that
this best land fifteen to eighteen
years ago Bold for $15 to $20 per
acre when a sucker could be found
(for they thought every man was a
sucker who bought), but now It Is
|-eady sale at (125 to $150, and not
much offered at that price.
Can the Panhandle make such de-
velopment? Most assuredly it can,
with the same effort. Our lands are
just as productive and our climate
is better. We have much longer
growing Beasons, our rainfall Is am-
ply sufficient and If we will only ap-
ply modern methods of farming we
Let us start a tree club In every
community. Meet at the Bchool
house, discuss the matter and every
one agree to plant and cultivate a
certain number of trees on each farm.
Keep coughing: that's one way.
Stop coughing: that's another.
To keep the cough: do nothing.
To stop the cough: Auer's Cherry
| Pectoral. Sold for 70 years.
| Ash Your Doctor.
We can succeed only by a united ef-
We owe it to the country in which
we live to use our best efforts fpr
the upbuilding and development of
its resources We are loyal to her
flag, we would lay down our lives fcr
the protection of it. Let us be loya
to her development. It will pay In
dollars and we owe it to our children
Yours for a greater Panhandle,
W. S. MCNABB.
Failure 4>f (''afliii & Company
The great dry goods house of H.
.3. Clafiln 00111; any failed on June 2.">,
with liabilities of $35,000,(100. The
assets are estimated at $40,000,000.
Two proceedings—friendly and un-
friendly—threw the firm into bank-
ruptcy and two receivers were named
under bonds of $500,000 each.
The Clafiln company controls are
Is affiliated with some thirty reta I
stores throughout the i nlted Stat s
and it was the endorsement of their
taper, held by more than 3000 banks
in New York and in Interior cities,
that caused the crash.
For about thirty retail stores In
the Clafiln string, ancillary receivers,
will be named and they will remain
clos?d pending an adjustment of the
parent company's tangled affairs.
The United Drygoods companies,
and the Associated Merchants' com-
pany, though affiliated with the Claf-
iln company through stock control,
were In no way involved In the fail-
ure. Their chain of stores, It was
stated In the financial district, would
remain intact. Hope was expressed
also, that the Claflin retail enter-
prises would be saved.
Unless blocked by creditors, a re-
organization of the failed firm is con-
templated, according to a statement
issued by John Claflin, the president.
"The unprecented shifting of trade
e nters in New York has caused great
loss to many interests. In the case
of the H. B. Claflin company the up-
town movement of business has ser-
iously curtailed our wholesale profits
and has compelled us to rely mainly
on the profits from financing retui1
stores throughout the country. Their
rapidly expanding business has occa-
sioned large .capital requirements,
which we have not been able to meet.
A receivership has therefore become
necessary, pending a re-adjustment
of the affairs of the company. A
plan for of reorganization for the H
B. Claflin company will soon be pre-
sented, which we hope will prove ac-
ceptable both to creditors and to
"The Associated Merchants' com-
pany and the United Drygoods com-
panies are not themselves borrowers
strong financial positions and the
success of their retail stores is as-
In Missouri two farmers living in
separate counties, but at an equal
distance from the cotton market,
learned hy telephone that cotton had
gone up in price a dollar a hale. One
farmer lived on a very bad road. He
could haul just one bale of cotton.
The other farmer, living on an Im-
proved road, hauled four bales. The
rise in price gained the first farmer
$1 and the second farmer $4.
A farmer in Sullivan county, Ten-
nessee, a few miles from Bristol, had
one hundred bushels of potatoes,
which he intended to market during
the winter. But the roads were so
bad that he waB unable to do any
hauling whatever and the potatoes
rotted In his cellar. In the meantime
the price of potatoes in Bristol went
up to $1.40 a bushel. During the
winter ten carloads of farm produce
including wheat and potatoes, were
shipped Into Bristol daily to feed not
only It, bui the surounding territory.
In this case not only the farmer, but
the town dweller as well, was Inter-
ested in rural roads.—Honore Willsle
In Harper's Weekly.
Thieves Take Covering of Church
The stealing of a church spire In
the German village of Sackhelm,
near Koenlgsherg, Prussia, repre-
sents, with the possible exception of
the "red hot stove," the acme of en-
genuity in this kind of enterprise.
The spire waB faced with gilt copper,
and scaffolding had been erected for
making repairs. Taking advantage
of this convenient means of access,
thieves stripped off all the copper,
carrying off even the weathercock
that surmounted the spire.
Circular Itarn and Silo Combined
Time and money In the care of cat-
tle are saved by the novel arrange-
ment of a circular barn built by a
Maine farmer. In the center of the
barn is a silo with plenty of floor
space about It, and stanchions for 50
head of cattle are built around the
circumference, facing the silo Only
a few steps are necessary to feed all
the cattle. The hay loft Is in the
second story and has a bridge lead-
ing over the cattle so that a wagon
(ton be driven in from the outside.
• Now, while the fishing and picnlcing season is at Its best, re-
member that we carry the Famous Loose-Wiles Sunshine line of
Sugar Wafers and Cookies. Also, the finest of bottled pickles,
olives, cheese and everything you need at an outdoor lunch.
Fresh fruits, vegetables and all the good things for the dining
table during the warm season.
STAR MERCANTILE COMPANY
Everything Good Guymon.
10 tat Okla.
HOLD YOUR WHEAT
FOR A BETTER PRICE.
SAVE MONEY BY BUILDING A GRANARY
We have one of the most complete stockB of lumber in the
county, over 350,000 feet of good dry lumber, All Under Shed,
We Guarantee the quality of our lumber to be up to grade In
every particular, and we Meet All Competitkm in Prices.
WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK?
If you are too busy to cone to town, write us, stating kind
and size of granary wanted, and we will mall you an estimate.
Big Jo Lumber Company
l'h"1,<' 13 c. A. NASH, uEu Mnnior.
Deere and Moline Listers
Deere Listed Corn Cultivator
w JSTu *"« dem"d " PrM""' «'
—: — ;—
Langston Hardware Co.
WE LEAD IN LOW PRICES
C. K. WILMETH
, (Better Known as Rabbit Foot Bill.)
AND LIVE STOCK
Will cry tales anywhere, at any time in Texas and adjoin-
ing counties. Make dates at the Guymon Herald office.
Get the Habit ..
By using "ARCO SEALIT"
to repair your leaky roof. It is the
best way yet discovered to repair
chimneys, flues, gutters, skylights,
basements, and all leaks in exposed
surfaces. Remember, we guarantee
this cement to do the work.
C0MLEY LUMBER CO.
I. L. ENNIS
Town Property for Sale
Ennis Loan and Realty Co.
BARGAINS IN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS FARMS AND RANCHES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVE8TMENT UNEQUALLED
IF TOU WANT TO SELL TOUR FARM OR TOWN PROPERTY
LIST IT WIT* ME NOW
The barn is 42 feet high and has a
circumference of 56 feet.
1,000 Men Wanted
Railroad Firemen, Hrakemeu
and Portent w ill be needed In
the Southwestern States in
10I4-15- Able-bodied young
men can qualify for thene po-
sitions in a short time by tak-
ing our I Tact leal Coarse, at
Small Cost. Colored Men can
Qualify as Train Porters.
For Particular* Address'
EL RENO, Okla. P. O. Box 793
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