The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 20, Ed. 1, Thursday, October 31, 1907 Page: 5 of 10
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The Plan Proposed to
. Necessary Funds for
ing a Railroad.
THE PEOPLE ARE THE MANAGERS.
A group of Beaver business men met recently atllcaver to disrim the wajs
and means for providing Beaver with a railroad. The proposition under con-
sideration is entirely different from any other heretofore offered as it does not
call for any bonus from our people but instead that they are to subscribe to
the stock of the company and control its' management.
After a thorough discussion of the proposition it was decided to organize a
company and application was mado for a chatter with the following persons as
temporary directors: J W. Webb F. 0. Tracy. Ray Barnes A. F Hock- W.
H.Xillhour J Blanchard. Albert Wellborn II. D. Meeso H. P. Garrett E-
bert Clift D. M. Kile W. T. Quinn and J. R. Quinn.
There is no question as to the fact that Beaver and surrounding country need
a railroad being -40 miles from Liberal 45 inilus from Meade and 50 miles from
Knglowood the nearest railroad points.
This is not the first time Unit Heaver has been talking railroad and has been
expecting one but all the other projects were in the hands of outside" people
whoe interests here wore only to the extent of the amount of money they ex-
pected from us. The conditions of the money market and other influences thnt
are unsatisfactory to the capitalists have blasted all hopes that might have
been entertained for the building of a railroad to Beaver at an early date and
there .remains but one way by which such a railroad can be built and that is by
the earnest co-operation of all our people.
At first thought this may appear to be a dream impossible of realization but
after cool and thorough consideration of the project) people will arrive at the
conclusion that the plan is entirely feasible and practical a fact which has been
fully demonstrated elsewhere.
It has been estimated by competent authority that a railroad can be built
between Beaver and a Rock Island connection for 58000 per mile. Figuring
the distance at 40 miles would make the amount needed $320000. This is a
vnBt sum of money but it means only $100 each to 3200 people.
Before making a deal of this kind one should consider the advantages to be
derived by the construction of the railroad and decide whether or not they are
worth the investment. It is an admitted fact that all farms within a radius of
many miles from the road will increase in value not less than $1000 per quarter
section therefore the owners should be alive to thelr'own interests by sub-
scribing to the capital stock of the companv to the extent of their ability. In
this way a territory twelvo miles wido on each side of the road will create a
capital of nearly $10000 per mile leaving a considerable margin for tho elimi-
nation of sand hill landsetc. There arc also some other items thaf should re-
ceive the serious consideration of our people. A railroad will soon make Beaver
a city of 2500 inhabitants and will give good values to a considerable number
of almost worthless town lots It also means for us grain elevators a Hour mill
larger and more lumber yards coal offices broom corn buyers etc. and better
and larger stocks in all lines oi business. It will save money to our people on
everything they have to buy and will give them better prices for everything
they have to sell as it will do away with the long expensive -and tiresome wag-
on hanl. It means more people and more towns in the country with better
roads and bridges leading to the various stations. It will mean more time for
tho farmers to raise more crops to mike them more money and will enable
them to spend more time with their families instead of camping out several
days each week on their way to and from distant markets at the mercy of all
Subscriptions to stock arc to be paid in small installments and each man's
investment compared to the good it brings is so insignificant that everyone
should boost the proposition with all his might and no man is too poor to help
as he will be given an opportunity to work out his subscription.
It is bald that each man has an opportunity in life We cannot eonceive of a
brighter one than that above described for the welfare of Beaver and Beaver
county. What is to be done should bo done at once.
The subscribers to railroad stock assume no liabilities whatover beyond the
amount unpaid of their subscriptions.
The point having been raised as to the possibility of this railroad boing re-
fused recognition from other lines your attention it) called to the following
extract fiom the laws of Oklahoma: "To connect with other roads: To cross
intersect join and unite its railroad with any railroad heretofore or hereafter
cons meted at any point on its route and upon the ground of such railroad
corporation with the necessary turnouts sidings and switches and other con-
veniences in furtherance of the objects of its connections. And every corpo-
ration whose railroad is or shall be hereafter intersected by any new railroad
shall u nl to with the owners of such new railroad in forming such intersection
and connection and grant the facilities aforesaid."
Tho following citiens of Beaver county huve subscribed to the stock of this
company: J W. Webb F 0 Tracyt Ray Barnes A F Rock W II Humphrey
J Blanchard Albert Wellborn II D Mocso H P Garrett Elbert Ollft I) M Kile
W 1 Quinn J It Quinn W H Humphrey I) P Hutaon W A Laprant J H Sum-
mers J A Miller C W Stewart A 13 Lightfoot. Archer J Barker C B Barker
O E Bell Richard Mulvey. F B LaBelle Miss Maude Thomas II II Finley J E
Anderson R J Chilcot W 0 Thomas G W Robfson 0 H Curt. W B Lenard A L
Fosher J L Phelps J W Thompson L Moore. J It Crabtree II M Niohols Daniel
Miller T B Braid wood A T Stephenson J B Norton DrL S Munsell J W Sav-
age Thos W Edwards J W Detwiler . '
I OTFI BEAVER ItIER$I&ID. I
I $1.00 FER YEAR i
We Do Job Work. .
Our Stock of Dry Goods Ladies' and Gents' Fu r-
nishings Hand Bags Notions Clothing Shoes
and Drugs is the Largest this Fall that
We have ever Carried.
Our OUTINGS FLANNELETTES BLANKETS COMFORTS UN-
DERWEAR and WOOLENS were purchased last March for Fall
delivery and we can sell them ten per cent below present mar-
ket prices. Our MENS' and W0MENS' 50 cent UNDERWEAR is
eve : better goods than we sold at that price last year. We
sell you 12 l-2c Outings for 10c. $2.50 Blankets for $1.75 Al-
though Prints cost 7 l-4c new it is still 7 l-2c at Tracy's
We bought 50 dozen fine hemstitched handkerchiefs.
Half arc eone before we could advertise them but the-
balance go at the same old price. Only 2 cents each.
Our Mens' Suits Overcoats Duck Coats Etc. are this falls goods at a moder-
ate price. We have also just added a line of Childrens' suits and overcoats for-
"boys from 3 to 16 years Tx '
The "SELZ" shoe is our standby; have sold them !
here for seven years and they always give satisfaction.
Our stock is complete and especially so in childrens' school shoes. We carry
two complete lines of Ladies and childrens shoes the "SELZ" and "CLOVER -LEAF"
REMEMBER We give coupons for amount of your purchases at
least until January 1st next and give a-icpoo Graphophonc for 50.00 in coupons
If your own purchases do not amount to sufficient club in with your neighbors.
We Invite You to Examine Our Goods
whether you purchase or not and if you have been buying your fall supplies at
the railroad in the past at least give us an opportunity to show you what we can
do at home.
P. C. TRACY Beaver Okla. . '
The- Place to do it is at- Dixon's Place.
The White House hotel.
- dOARD BY DAY WEEK OR AWNf".
Protecting Trees From Rabbits.
Young orchard treesjhould bo pro-
tected from rabbits for ono or two
years after they have been set in the
Orchard. Thcro are two systems of
protecting such trees either of which
may bo made fnirly satisfactory. One
system consists of painting the trunk
and the lower branches with some form
of paint. This paint usually consists
of soap water and some other in-
gredient like carbolic acid or little tar.
The best formula is water one gallon ;
soap one pound ; carbolic ucid two to
four ounces. This can bo painted on
the trees with a brush or swab of rags
tied on tho end of a" stick Some pre-
for to modify this formula by adding
enough Venetian Red to givo the mix-
ture a good pink color or the consist-
r ency of thick cream. Paris green is
sometimes added to this mixture but it
is of doubtful value
The paint is of value only as It prevents
tho rabbits from barking tho trees
killing tho rabbits is of very little im-
portance. Blood from sluughter houses
has been used with good results This
is inconvenient to prepare and washes
o(T eadily so that it requires three or
four applications each winter but if re-
peated it seoms to givo fairly good
resultB Thick white lead in lincecd
oil has been used successfully by some
farmers but most people would be
afraid of bad results following tho use
of tho oil. Any mixture that will wash
ott must bo reapplied two or three
times during tho BeaBMii. Axle grease
and coal tar have been used frequently
and almost uniformly injure the trees.
Tho axlo grease may be used on tho
trunks of trees iivo or six years old
without any injurv but such trees do
not need protection from rabbits.
The other system of protecting tho
trees consists of wrapping tho trunk
and larger limbs of tho trees witli sumo
material that prevents the rabbits from
reaching the bark. Hags heavy build
ing paper grass ropu hereon wire e-
neer wood and corn stalks are all used
for thhrwoik with good results Any
material that wraps tight about tho
trunk of tho tree must bo removed in
early spring screen wire veiieer wpod
or corn stalks may be bound .loosely
1 about the trunk of the tree and may bo
left on for two or three years. This
does not injure tho tree as frequently
supposed by forming a harbor for in-
sects. The insects that work on the
trunk of the tree do not seek protect-
ion in such places but on the contrary
usually attack trees that have tho trunk
or larger limbs badly sunburned or
sunscaldcll. For this reason tho use
of wood tree protectors wrapping with
corn stalks and material of that kind
seems to givo best satisfaction of any
material used The corn stalks can be
easily prepared by cutting tho stalk
with a knile and sticking ono end of
the stalk in tho ground and tying the
tops close to tho top of tho trunk of tho
tree. By using tho stalks in this way
a perfect protection can bo formed for
tho treo and ono that will last for two
or threo years and finally fall away of
decay without any injury to tho tree.
It is as important to protect the tuink
of the trees during tjio summer as it is
during the winter. Tho rabbits injure
tho trees in tho winter and tho hot sun
and borers during the summer. Trees
that are well protected from the sun
seldom suffer badly from the effects of
borers' and for this reason It is evident
that the protection that will shield the
tretrfroin tho sun and lust two or three
years is an ideal protector to use.
People here aro busy sowing wheat
hauling broom corn to Liberal gather-
ing feed for winter and rustling around
lively Snail wajb.
Mrs. Anna Wilson mother of Mrs.
Harsh lias left hero for her homo at
Great Komi Kansas.
It. G. Nicholas has gone back to
Missouri again. Some say ho will
bring back a bride
Mrs. Hastings has returned from her
visit to Texas and now Mike is happy.
Mr. and Mrs. Poto Frantz are tho
proud parents of a boy born on tho 13th
Pole Shrador went to AVoods county
and brought back a bride
Mr. and Mrs. UatzlilT aro going to
Woods county soon on a visit.
Mjke Hastings had a hor&o killed by
lightning in a lecont storm.
Some of our'pfople have wheat up
and looking fine others just sowing
Tho fo'ks around hero got good pric-
es for their broom corn getting from
$15 to $05 per ton and all. aro happy
and prosperous. But wo want a rail-
road awful bad. Liberal by tho way
it's name is a misnomer for it should
be stingy or something equally as bad
Is so fur and then tho merchants coal
dealers and all business men aro get-
ting rich off of Beaver county farmers
A trip up tlioro will convinco anyone.
Forty and llfty loads of broom corn
goes there every day and it is all raised
in Beaver county.
Mrs. Hayden has gone to Missouri on
With best wishes to tho editor will
J. Seawell returned Saturday from
Oklahoma City where he hud been visit
ing the past two weeks.
Mrs. Edna Cuuklo called on Mis
Uosa Cooper Friday afternoon.
A. W McCaffrey loft Friday for a
visit with home folks in Oskaloosa la.
A number of young people gathered
at tho home of Allen Cooper's Monday
evo and surprised Mhs Uosa it being
her fifteenth birthday. Cake and hot
candy were served Everybody reports
a good time. Thoo present wore:
Mr. and Mrs Gardner Mr. and Mrs.
II. Keller Mr. and Mrs. Win. Kjller
Mr. auu Mrs. Lige Cooper Mr. and
Mrs Jones Mrs. Kva Williams Mrs.
Edna Cuuklo Misses Julia Law Oua
Dolly and Nellie Matliis Uosa and Al-
ia Cooper Henry Law Ivhii Majors
Albert McCaffrey Victor Keller Frank
Slater Fred Klinu Walter Muck and
nephew Homer Siittles Mr. Johnson
and Albert Cooper.
On Sunday evening September L'Oth
at 0 :cS0 p. in. occurred tho marriage of
William H. Kldmlgoand Miss Anilenu
Beal both of near Applotou ttov. Win.
After tho cciemony a sumptuous
supper was served at tho homo of tho
groom wliere fho ceremony took place.
A very enjoyable time was -had by ail
The bride is tho daughter of E II.
Ileal '1 ho groom is ono if Texas coun-
ty' prosperous young farmers. Both
brido and groom aro highly olteer
in tho community and we wish themi
happy and prosperous voyage on U
Tho guests present woro:'C.
Aonuizo and family J. A. Kapier tn
family E. II Beal and family H.
Bubcoek and family Joe Eldrodgc w
wife E. h. Campbell and family 'Mr
Dormau and family. Rev. Wm. Kellt
aim wile Airs Clint and cnlMrei
Misses Mary Reuazer Frances Eldredg
Nora Schultze and Gertie Schuli
Messrs Louis and Hubert SchuIze.Rut
Huuchor Joseph Fox and Edward ilf
zig of Jamestown Mo
What We Call Wtermetoiir
There is on exhibition in LangstoH
hardware building ono of tho largest
watormolous that it has been our plei
tire to cast a wistful eye across tit
a Mountain Sweet a 'great big g
fellow and weighs 70 pounds. It u
ures three feet and a half around t
smallest part of the melon and fou
fuot and a half around tho largest part
of it. This did not grow on any small
bottom piece of laud but right out
tho prairie eight miles northeast
Guyiuou. As a perfect specimen o
that most excellent tribe it is entitled
to urst prize over anything wo aver.
looked at. Ciuyjnou Herald.
do yen pull and tug at your wire gat
when you can open and shut theiM
easily with a COMMON SEN
GATE FASTENER. It will tight
en any kind oi wire or netting gate
tight as any other part of tho fence.
U. A. GINTER
Beavkk - - o - - Oklahoma
a standard ureu draft stallion wl
make tho season at Sholton's bam
Maps! Maps! Maps!
The IIkuaui has KeaverCouutyt
for sale. These maps are of a
edition ana snow all the new towtl
and post ollices also the railway sui
veyfi Pnca 50 cents.
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