The Independent (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 20, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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CASHION, KINGFISHER COUNTY,OKLAHOMA. Till RSDAV. AUG 20, 1008.
Bormett & Pemberton
'Pile only Abstractors having and keeping' up to date a
•t of Abstract Rooks in this county.
All Kinds. Largest Insurance Agency
in Western OKlahoma, representing
the strongest Companies in the World.
KI N<;l'ISHEK - OKLAHOMA
f V «CA
Board by Day or Week.
Groocl Meals, G-ood Rooms. G-oocl Beds
Also fee Cr< run and Cold Drinks, and a line of Cigars.
A'aits' for Wagons, Buggies, and Farm
per cent discount for (.'ash.
G M.WATTS, Prop.
This article is not intended ;
to alarm or discourage any id ;
our farmer folk, but only a
kindly warning. There are
boll weevil in the country.
Possibly a great many of the
farmers in this community do
not know what a boll weevil is
but have heard ol them. There i
are a good many Southerners P'l,t ° lt
in this part of the country who,
do know a boll weevil when ,
the\ see one. vVe spent a year j
in the South, just north of
Houston, 'lexas, in 1901, when
the weevil ruined all the cotton
in that section of the country
machine was set in motion be-
tween the cotton rows, the gear
of the wheels set the fans in
motion, striking the cotton
plants and knocking the weevil
! into the molasses. A few care-
ful trips through the cotton
field gathered many weevil.
But, like the green buys, they
proved themselves too many
for the planters, and most of
the cotton was lost.
As was said in the bee inning
of this article, we do not wish
to discourage cotton planters
by saying that boll weevil may
, be as thick as green bugs next
season. They lay their eggs
j in the bark of trees, melon
I rinds, and almost any other ob-
i ject that may afford protection
| to them. It is our opinion that
i Southern grown cotton seed
j shipped in here is bringing the
A girl of 115 or 17 sails along
the streets as though she owned
the earth, and there is a certain
something about her indicating
j GEO. W, HOGAN'S j
Provides a Shoe for ev-
ery occasion; a style for
$3.50 ,,u'r-v taste; a
tit for every ft o . No oth-
er Shoe is inai'e itt such
\c^Aca/J^/y f 1
bulb and lay an egg in that,
then the square turns yellow
and falls off. We have seen | that she feeis too good for any
rows in the cotton fields yellow use> hut s'"' llot own more 1
with fallen squares. When a than ''all ol 1lie wealth by the j
boll is full grown they do not time she is li.i, and none of it
kill it so that it drops off, but 11>>* the time she is HO. No girl
the part of the boll which is | should imagine that she will al-
stung will get hard and the cot- w ays retain the brightness and
ton will not burst out of that vivacity of 10. Iheie never
The cotton stalks was a girl of 10 who was nut
do not die when the squares good looking, and more or less
have all dropped off, but we (saucy, in the height of their
in Shoes and Men's Hats.
many thought tin
storm spread tlieui
have Oeen true. They
very suiiuen and the whole
country was covered with them,
causing as niuc'. excitement and
possioiy more Joss to the farm-
ers than the green bugs did in
this country last year. The
merchants in the towns gave
have seen them grow about U
feet high and not a boll on
In parts of the South where
there is no frost cotton will
from the old stalks
popularity they should conduct
themselves in such a way that
'when they are older, and need
triends they will have them,
as far north as Dallas. A great succor, that is, will Vedl even lhe man at the
)ld stalks and have ... . .
I delivery window 111 the country
I'll it niav1 full grown bolls on them while1 , ' . . ... ^ . ,.
i uai may. s nostofhce is not without Ills
came 1 the newly grown cotton is only
111 the square. This gets the
start of the weevil, as they do
not seem to bother this when
they can get at new cotton.
llolI weevil are nearly as
hard to destroy as green bugs.
1 The tirst machines we saw tori
S) cents per hundred lor weevil destroying these bugs only con
and whole families began pick-' sisted ol a gallon tin pail with
ing them. There were ma-j an inverted tin quart can sold
chines shipped into the country j ered to the bottom Of the 111
which cost all trie way Irotn 15 j side of it. On this quart can is
cents up to Silo • for destroying!a lamp burner; this can is tilled
of them j with coal oil and lighted; the I
! troubles. There is the drum-
mer who wants any letters that
may come for him within the
next ten days, forwarded to Ok-
lahoma City; the man who wants
to know at eight o'clock in the
morning if a letter now will go
south on the teh forty train;
the boss mailed a letter with-
out a stamp and wants it bacK;
sixteen men lorgot their box
Keys when the}' gave them to
little Oscar and Hobbie to play
with, and want the mail hand
these bugs. None of them I with coal oil and lighted; ft'[ etl out to them; the woman who
proved successful, except a pan is filled nearly full of wat-j Knows there must be a let-
"flapping contrivance' gotten , er with coal oil poured on tll,;; u.r for her lin,t asics him to
up by a farmer who hadn't; top of it, which was then set; ..,ooK aif;iin:- the
All the New Miapes
Styles and colors in Sofl
and Stiff Hats, in blai
tan, brown and olive;
becoming up - to - dat
models worth at least
from #►.!" () to $4.00, our
BLCISTlBtUIN J.S.FATLNT OFFICE
much faith in the "store ma-
chines. His machine got the,
bugs, and never stopped.
The boll weevil i.-> about the.
size ol a lady bug, longer, has' the wings ot the
a sharp, black bill, which hangs I they flew into it,
down like an eh phant's trunk, j would fall into the pan
black legs, and wings of a gray j the coal oil would kill
color When you touch one of We saw one KM-acre
these bugs he doubles up and plantation literal!
goes to .sleep like a 'possum. | with these torches
out iu the cotton field. A light
ol any kind will draw bugs,
and this being a light with a,sidcwa|k for just two minutes." I ^
me the object was to scorch All nil the man at the nost 15
his mad up and
smarty to "come
man who gets ! ,«J«//,v,V1' V/.V///<VAVAWiW VAViVAV>*AV//WJVWW,
He does his flying at night, and | which made it appear as a city
roosts under the cotton leaves-from a distance. We asked
4ii the d ty time to escape the ! the owner of the plantation,
hot rays of tin sun. We have Mr. liandall, if these torches
seen them by the thousands exterminated "the pests, when
and know what wc are talking he told us that he succeeded in
about. We saw a few just last catching only t few. A great
All around the man at the post
office window has nearly one-
tenth of the trouble that a rail-
road agent has. Almost Dov
E. W. Pickett was in town
; for the tirst ime in six weeks
Saturday, having been "flat up
on his back" all this time with
S EVERY DAY, EXCEPT
ILxnidcn! !lcnIis 1
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
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\ little bug called the
shooter ' is his greatest
Ants eat the. boll wee-
v I eggs.
Their mode of working on
cotton is, first, if they are early
enough, they sap the buds of
the cotti n with their long bills,
If other cotton gets in the
• 'squares they *ting the little
Mrs S. \V. llogan was called j .?
to Yukon Friday on account of
the serious illness of her father
many other bugs were easily Mr. Hollis. She returned home
destroyed. Automatic spray- i Saturday, but received word
ing machines were no greater j Sunday that hel father wa s not I ,,
success. The only machine j expected to live, when she re-
which looked like a success to j turned.
us was a two-wheeled truck; """ ' .u: ,7,^,-
, , ,| When vou receive thiscop\ ot
with pans over each wheel and thc j.aj.er look itovr read the
•i fan over each pan. The hot I ad*., talk it over with your wife
tnnm of these pans were eover I your children, or yourself, and
ed with molasses. When this 'then subscrib."
ICE CREAM CONES, - COCOA COLA J
i'/c sure, have tiunn, frr .'i from tin: mint,
ml you .1
y\' a: 4 fish coil
:'iodu, Cocon C
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in ui'.il let::
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 20, 1908, newspaper, August 20, 1908; Cashion, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc98540/m1/1/: accessed October 30, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.