The Fairland News (Fairland, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, December 27, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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The Fairland News
ALBEIT SIDNEY LEE. Editor k Owur
FAIRLAND. - OKLAHOMA
ready for Christmas!
weather — gei
Beware of a meek-looking man 01
mule. It .nay not lafet.
Some men smile in the face of ad
versity, but they don't mean it.
Perhaps a girl's red hair is for th«
purpose of keeping her temper warm
Many a married man spends thci
rest of his days wondering why ho
w [ERADICArt THE
rtllIE? CHINCH BUG
WORST PEST THE OKLAHOMA
GRAIN CROP OF 1912 HAD TO
Where Risk Is Greater Than That in Late Wars
Most people manage to get stuck
on themselves without the aid of any
Compared with the Balkans .affair
Mexico's war looks like the comic
Sometimes a man tries to please his
■wife just the opposite way he would
any other woman.
The trouble with the man who says
a smart thing is that ho always books
It for a return date.
A southern aviator who Jumped
from a biplane proved that it cannot
be successfully done.
A MAM takes
hi* LlFf m
We may be sure that it is a wise
hen which eats a cement floor in or-
der to lay hard-shelled eggs.
NEW YORK.—Rear Admiral Robley
D. Evans once said that he would
sooner stand on the bridge of the bat-
tleship Ohio "during a sea fight than
cross Broadway. His view of the
hazards of New York streets was not
exaggerated, if you consider the fact
that 423 people were killed and 2,004
injured by automobiles, street cars,
and horse-drawn vehicles in the city
last year. If statistics prove any-
thing, it is safer to shoulder your
rifle and go to a minor war than
traverse the streets of the metropolis.
Just look back upon the records
of the American regular army and
see if this is not correct. Take the
Indian wars from 1789 to 1812, a pe-
riod of 23 years. Twenty officers and
726 men, a total of 746, were Rilled In
those wars. That ts less than twice
the number of street victims in New
York last year. The war of 1812 with
Great Britain, lasting four years, took
the lives of 65 American officers and
1,235 men. That was a hot contest,
but the average number of casualties
each year was considerably less than
The war with Spain created plenty
of excitement, but Spanish bullets
and shells did not play the same
amount of havoc with Americans as
did the city's vehicles in 1911. Take,
for instance, the fighting around San-
tiage from June 22 to July 17, 1S£8.
This resulted in the death of 21 offi-
cers and 222 men attached to the
Fifth army corps, while 101 officers
and 1,344 were wounded.
PROF. SAKCORN'S SUGGESTION
Urges Fall Plowing *nd Burning the
Fields as the Most Effective
Means of Controlling
(By C. E. Sanborn, Entomologist,
Experiment Station, A. & M. College.)
The chinch bug did more damage to
the grain crops of Oklahoma last year
than any other pest. The brood that
developed late in the summer is now
concealed in and protected by trash
and litter that may cover the ground
near or in last year's infested fields.
It is also present by the thousands in
the crowns of bunch grass and similar
grasses which form a natural shelter
for it. All corn fodder that has not
been placed in silos is a veritable bug
harbor. The latter is especially true
where the corn has been made into
in the field in the
The discovery that typhoid fever is
carried also by bugs and roaches adds
a few more things to be swatted.
Eloping In an aeroplane accomplish-
es the seemingly impossible by in-
creasing the hazard of matrimony.
That the stingless bee is the pre-
cursor of the singless mosquito is the
earnest prayer of New Jersey people
November has no hay fever, no
Christmas rush, and no spring fresh-
ets. Yet very few poets sing its
New York's barroom for women
Is variously considered. Some inno-
cent observers are envious and some
About the only thing that can be
said for the eclipse of the moon is that
one may watch it and smoke at the
A Texas woman left $100,000 for the
support of old maids. But how are
they going to be convicted of being
Nobody denies that automobiles are
becoming cheaper, but then one can-
not. eat even the costliest cuts of an
That man who pleads for anesthet-
ics for rats would probably want chlo-
roform administered to the fly before
These figures are illuminating, In-
asmuch as they show that the reck-
less and careless driver, be he chauf-
feur, motorraan or whip, is already a j fodder and left
menace to the city's peace and com- I shock.
fort. And, although he kills, he , The above conditions exist in the
usually goes unpunished. He is free" face 0f t^e fact that hundreds of pack-
er* Ull nrrnln Thr low rnrplv hnlHs _i.s u i... „ V. o
to kill again. The law rarely holds
him accountable for his crime, and
the family of the victim has no re
dress and receives no pension.
Excited Woman Reports a Fierce Accident
g UFFALO, N. Y.—The presence of a
large crowd about an automobile
at Main and Carlton streets at 5:30
o'clock the other afternoon was tele-
phoned to police station No. 3 by a
"It must have been a fierce acci-
dent," said she. "There's a man under
the car and he looks to be dead."
Her description aroused Desk Ser-
"Clear the decks for action," roared
he, stepping from the telephone booth.
"Send the reserve here quick. Pike!"
"What's up?" asked Pike.
"You'll hear me telling the reserves.
Get them on the jump," answered
"I'd like to be a captain or a lieu-
tenant for one minute and I'd sit on
you," muttered Pike. But he did as
he was told and rounded up Policemen
Powers and Winters, who stood at at-
tention lit front of Healy in less than
"There's a man killed at Main and
Carlton streets," said Healy, "and get
there as quick as your mortal legs or
a street car will take you."
The two policemen got a street car
at Main and Chippewa streets, it be-
ing the quickest means of locomotion
that is furnished in the third precinct.
"It's a tough world," remarked Hea-
ly to Pike. "I suppose that man was
going home to his supper or dinner,
whichever he called It,"
Pike inquired what had killed him
and Healy replied that it was an au-
"All I know is that a woman says
he's under the car," said Healy to an
inquiry of Pike for particulars.
Powers and Winters returned to the
station house after the lapse of about
thirty minutes. They were passing on
to the reserve room without even a
glance at Healy.
"What did you find, boys?" asked he.
"There was a fellow and his car
stopped at the top of the hill and he
was under the car fixing up the
works," said Powers. "It was an old,
one-cyHnder affair with a bum lamp.
I asked him what was the matter and
he said that was what he was try-
ing to find out. He thought the car
was likely to start any second and it
did while Winters and we mere scat-
tering the crowd."
"You didn't get his name," said
"We didn't ask," said Powers
A story from Chicago says there are
calves there worth $5,000. That's noth-
ing; there are calves on Fifth avenue,
New York, worth $5,000,000.
Woe for Messenger; "Cute Puppy" Was a Skunk
The dictates of fashion has put the
ban upon switches and puffs. We will
soon know what our best girl really
looks like without her disguise.
There are some things we do not
understand. One of them is the mad
and almost universal desire to change
the color of a meerschaum pipe.
A Lob Angeles youngster stood on
his head on the top of skyscraper to
"test his nerve." He was arrested
for shattering the nerves of passers-
A taxlcab in AthenB, according tc
an exchange, is called a polipolytan
toclnetharmoxaxe. That's what a
taxi chauffeur is called in this country
when he presents his bill.
Milk makes an excellent tonic for
the hair, according to the prima donna
who discovered the $15,000 lump ol
ambergis. Those press agents dc
have to work hard for their money.
Beef is probably going higher, but
rabbits will Boon be on the market.
At the same time they will not be
widely popular until someone Invents
a device to dig shot out of the teeth.
CHICAGO.—Jimmy Maibaum, special
delivery messenger, has been ban-
ished in disgrace from the federal
building. It isn't Jimmy's personality
that's wrong—he is, or was, of a lov-
able and energetic disposition; it's
Jimmy's exile dates from the time
he went to the town of Jefferson with
a special delivery letter. Trippiing
merrily along, Jimmy's eyes fell on a
cute little black and white puppy
crouched on flfc1 sidewalk. Across
Jimmy's mind flashed the idea that
he would corral that "pup" in his mail
bag and take it home. He took after
The chase finally wound up in a
nearby thicket. Jimmy gave up after
_ full five minutes' endeavor. Disap-
pointed, he went back to the car line.
A car happened along, and Jimmy
A playful person threw a melon into
a passing taxlcab in Brooklyn the oth
er night. Many an actor along the
great white way is praying that met
ons do not become popular substitutes
for hen fruit.
America's oldest doctor says modern
physicians are not much better on
cures than the healer of a half cen-
tury ago But the old fashioned doc
tor didn't have all the ailments and
diseases to treat they have nowadays
An Increase of more than one-third
In the number of cigarettes consumed
In three months is another proof that
Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston favors
a law limiting hatpins to six Inches.
The county will await with interest
his attempt to enforce It.
"Woman makes the most of her
«elf," sayB an "ad" writer for a de-
partment store. But that doesn't pre.
vent the department store from offer
lng her all the aid she will accept.
The conductor clanged the bell for
a start and then clanged still harder
for a stop.
"Hi, you'll have to get on the front
platform," he yelled to Jimmy. Jimmy
The motorman took one whiff and
then stopped the car.
"Say, kid, if youse wants to ride on
this boat board the fender. I can't
stand the gaH," the knight of the con-
"Say, take this bundle out," a mail I
clerk told Jimmy as soon as he land-
ed. while the other employees scur
ried for windows.
As luck happened, the bundle of
specials was for the hotel run. The
first stop was the Palmer house. Jim-
my had hardly landed when the head
clerk rushed for a telephone and called
up the postofflce.
"Say, do you want to drive all our
patrons out?" he yelled through the
transmitter. "ThiB kid is awful."
That finished Jimmy. Another de-
livery boy met him on the corner out-
side the building and relieved him of
In explanation it might be said—and
reliably—that the "puppy" Jimmy
tried to catch was of the genus spilo*
I gale—otherwise^ a skunk.
ages of chinch bug infection have
been sent gratis from the Oklahoma
Experiment Station to those request-
ing it, in addition to information rela-
tive to the most up-to-date methods
for controlling the bug.
There are two remedies that may
at present be used for destroying the
chinch bugB, viz: The fall plowing of
all fields that can be plowed to an ad-
vantage, and the burning over of the
others and waste places that can be
burned. These methods should both
be used, and the sooner the better for
With the plowing it is not necess^y
to use great caution; it is only neces-
sary to plow deeply—six to ten inches
—and leave no vegetation such as
corn stalks projecting from the fur-
rows. The stalks or other vegetation
should be buried in the bottom of the
furrow instead of being lodged on the
side of the furrow near the surface.
Early fall plowing properly done de-
stroys many 'other insects than the
chinch bugs, which may be hibernat-
ing in such fields.
The burning over of fields has been
advised very emphatically for many
years. In recent ytars some of the
chinch bug infested localities of Kan-
sas have been treated to a burning
over very systematically. Farmers
there who have tried this plan exten-
sively pronounce it to be of great im-
portance in controlling chinch bugs.
From their experience, however, it is
proved that if a certain farm here and
there is left unburned their farms and
the neighboring farms suffer conspic-
uously more on account of the chinch
bugs than those In the heart of the
It is our intention (now that the
election is over) to start a chinch
bug campaign, and save to the state
the cost of the state government.
Borne of the non-progressives will not
want to join this party, believing that
Insects do but little damage. There
ure many Oklahoma farmers, how-
ever, who will agree that the insects
do more damage annually than is gen-
erally considered. After a careful es-
timate of the United States statis-
tics, it is ascertained that $1,200,000,-
000 worth of damage is annually ac-
complished. About one-fiftieth of
this, or $24,000,000, would easily rep-
1-60 of 1200 million is 24 million!!!!!
resent Oklahoma's annual loss.
No better readjustment of this bur-
den can be brought about than by
THE KAFIR CORN SPECIAL
Great Interest Shown Wherever the
Rock Island's Special Made
To encourage the farmers of Okla-
homa to raise more kaflr and still
more kafir,. the Rock Island system I
operated a "Kafir Special" train over
its lines commencing Monday, Novem-
ber 25, experts in the culture of kafl7
corn having been secured to lecture at
practically all points along the Rock
Island lines in Oklahoma.
One county in Kansas has grown
enormously rich since a considerable
part of the acreage of that county has
been planted to kafir, the crop which
matures regardless of climatic condi-
tions, and railroad companies, bankers
and other interests have combined to
stimulate the raising of the crop in
Just how many million bushels of
this marvelous grain have been pro-
duced in Oklahoma this# year is not
known at this time, and will not be
known until the crop reports are re-
ceived at the close o^ the year. But
it is known that livestock worth many
millions will be fattened for market
during the winter on kafir which now
is an insurance crop on the farm of
every progressive farmer of this state.
The special train which the Rock
Island system conducted over the state
was in charge of H. M. Cottrell, agri-
cultural commissioner of that railroad,
and he was assisted by John Fields,
W. D. Bentley, George L. Bishop and
F. A. Mitchell, all of Oklahoma, who
are versed in the raising of kaflr, and
who will urge the farmers to increase
Others in the party were: T. C.
Scroggs of the Oklahoma National
Stockyards; W. B. Harrison, secretary
of the Oklahoma Bankers' association;
J. C. McClelland, member of the state
Stops of iVty-five minutes were
made, except where evening meetings
were held. Comfortably heated cars
served as speaking places and there
was something to interest the women
and children, as well as the men.
Everywhere the cars were crowded
to more than their capacity, and the
farmers showed the liveliest interest
in the lectures. The commercial clubs
in the various towns co-operated in
getting out the crowds, and in some
places the merchants conducted
special sales on "Kafir Day."
Use Your Back
Does a Sharp
Pain Hit You?
It s a sign of
sick kidneys, es-
pecially if the kid-
ney action is
passages scanty or
too frequent or
Do not neglect
any little kidney
ill for the slight
troubles run into
Stone or Bright'*
Use Doan's Kidney Pills. This good
remedy cures bad kidneys.
AN IDAHO CASE.
L C. Warner, N. Fairfield Ave., Poca-
tello, Ida., Bays: "I Buffered evercly
from gravel and many of the
confined me to bed for weeks. The pain
I endured when the stones were
was Indescribable. Doan'a Kidney Pills
cured me completely and the cure has
been permanent.- Though (jln my 75tn
year I am hale and hearty.'
Get Doan'i at Any Drug Store, 60c s Bo*
FOSTER-MILBURN CO., Buffalo, New York
IRRIGATING WITH ALKALI WATER
are Good Farms
Crops of 1910-1911-1912 (consid-
ered as poor years in most par;> of
Texas), prove their sure value. The
farmer looking for a substantial home,
wonderfully productive, fine climate,
perfect title from Svvenson ownership,
(no commission) can have the details for the
«sking. Any good fanner can make the land
pay itself out on our low prices and easy terms.
Spur Farm Land,
(S. M. Swcnson I Sum. Owners). Spur, Te*a
"Do you like rare beef?"
"Ts there any other kind
A great majority of summer ills ar®
due to Malaria in suppressed form. Las-
situde and headaches are but two symp-
toms. OXTDINE eradicates the Malaria
germ and tones up the entire system. Adv.
"Pa, why do they call It the rhinoc-
"Because he has such a thick rind,
Filklns-—Thought you intended to
sell your suburban home?
Wilikins—I did, until I read the al-
luring story my advertising man
wrote; then I decided to keep it my-
Prof. Francis Explains the Different
Meanings of the Ttrm
'Would alkali water do to Irrigate
ij'lth?" asks W. R. G., of Woodward,
It depends on the amount and kind
of alkali present in a water jvhether it
may be used for irrigation or not. Usu-
ally If a water Is not fit to drink, It
will be found unsuitable for irrigation.
The term "alkali" covers a number
of substances, such as calcium sul-
phate (gyp or gypsum), calcium chlo-
ride (lime), magnesium sulphate (ep-
som salts), magnesium chloride, sodi-
um sulphate (Glaubers salts), and so-
dium chloride (common salt); these
as a whole are known as white alkali.
Black alkali is the term applied to
sodium carbonate (sal soda). It is not
safe to use a water for either domestic
use or irrigation if it contains 1,000
parts of white alkali or 100 parts o?
black alkali per 1,000.000. (Multiply
by 0.058 to change parts per 1,000,000
to grains per U. S. gallon).
While the composition of a water is
the first consideration, soil conditions
will often decide whether a certain
water can be used for irrigation with
safety. A heavy water may be used
End of a Noted Folly.
The monocle has long since been
out of fashion in England, and is soon
to disappear from Paris, which has
been its last stronghold. It was in-
vented by a Dutch dandy, and Its evl>
effects upon the eye were at once
noted by oculists. The monocle first
appeared at the congress of Vienna
In 1814, when It was worn by its in-
ventor. One folly, at least, has had
only about a century of life.
Reason for Inquiry.
The following after-dinner story-
was related by Dr. Henry Churchill
King, president of Oberlin college, be-
fore the Chicago Congregational club
"I was standing out in front of one
of the big exposition buildings at the
St. Louis fair, when a man came out
of the building much the worse for
" 'What's the name of thlsh here
building?' he asked as he reeled away.
"I told him the name of the build-
"'Thanks,' he Baid. 'I was just li.
lt and 1 wanted to check it off.' "
Joining the "chinch bug campaign." If j on an 0pen, well drained land; yet It
Errand Kills Horse and
CLEVELAND, O.—Adolph Gab'e-
Bteen, boarder at the home of Jo-
seph Sechmopzer, Main and Center
avenues, is positively convinced "he's
the guy that put the tune is misfor-
tune." Happy^^Hooligan in his palm-
iest days lived in a shower of dollar
bills and turkey suppers compared
to the luck he had yesterday, Gable-
Gablesteen borrowed a horse from
Sechmopzer and hired a wagon from
the WeBt Side Transfer company. He
drove to Parma to bring a trunk and
two suitcases into Cleveland. On his
way home to Parma the horse fell
exhausted at Fulton road and Clarke
avenue. In falling the animal broke
both shafts of the wagon.
Gablesteen telephoned the transfer
company to send a rig to get his
trunk and cases and another to take
the wagon to the barn.
When the transfer driver started to
take the rig away and left the horse
lying In the street a general discus-
sion among onlookers started, and It
ended In a free-for-all fight. Gable-
steen fled. Patrolman Donnellan, ol
the West 25th street Btatton, restored
Donnellan also telephoned for Vet-
erinary Surgeon P. R. Powell, 3002
West 25th street. Powell ordered the
At 11 o'clock that night Gablesteen
put In an appearance at Sechmop-
zer's home. After explanations he
figured out what it cost, besides the
trouble he got into, to move a trunk
and two suitcases from Parma.
The answer is: One horse, $150;
damaged wagon, *14; services of one
veterinary surgeon. $2
the campaign is properly conducted
It will mean destruction to the boll
worm and grasshopper to a marked
extent! as well as to the chinch bug.
Great care should be exercised in
this chinch bug campaign in order
that he be properly roasted. In fixing
him the following ideas should be con-
First, ascertain the roosting place
of quaile, or any other beneficial bird.
Do not burn over these places, and
thus expose the birds to the wintry
weather. There may be small copBes
of vines, bushes, tall weeds or grasses
on the farm where these birds seek
protection for winter; do not thought-
.lessly disturb them.
V Second, choose a quiet, warm day
(the warmer the better), when vege-
tation is perfectly dry. If the vegeta-
tion is of the nature of tall weeds, It
should be dragged dowh by use of a
railroad tie or similar contrivance be-
Third, those places such as bird
shelters, or the fields which could be
burned over now, but for some partic-
ular reason cannot be burned over
without a serious loss, such as pastur-
age, should be burned early in the
Bpring at the time that the chinch
bugs are beginning to issue from their
Fourth, if it is necessary to save
fodder for feed, use a silo Enough
bugs, ordinarily, winter over in fod-
der to do enough damage on an ordi-
nary sized farm to annually pay for a
would not be at all suitable on
compact and poorly drained soil.
In many parts of Oklahoma free
gypsum is present in the soil, and this
may neutralize the black alkali (so-
dium carbonate), so if a water con-
taining this substance in an excessive
amount is to be used on such land,
or where gypsum is applied, it might
be a mistake to condemn the water,
because the neutralizing action of the
gypsum would be sufficient to destroy
the sodium carbonate.—C. K. Francis,
Department of Chemistry, Experi-
ment Station, Oklahoma A. & M. Col-
Good Work Accomplished.
"Last March I secured from the
Agronomy Department of the A. &
M. College one peck of Speckled Crow-
der cowpeas. I planted the peas May
15, using a one-horse drill with a corn
plate. I picked and threshed from one-
half acre of peas a little over ten
bushels of fine seed. Figuring the
shelled peas at market price, they
gave me very good returns for my
labor. However, I have disposed of
all of the surplus seed to my neigh-
bors and at a good price. The vines,
after the peas were picked, were cut
for hay. I believe that the Speckled
Crowder is the best variety of cow-
peas for this part of Oklahoma."—
Marshall Ives, Creek County.
Making Crop and Climate Maps.
August Jacobs nf Stillwater is care-
fully preparing maps showing the
rainfall and other climatic feature*,
and also the centres of production of
the different crops grown in the state.
Good Crop of Black Diamonds.
Chef Mine Inspector Ed Boyle says
the coal production for the fiscal year
closing June 30. was 3,183,457 tons, an
increase of nearly one million tons
over the preceding year. Placing this
at $2.25 per ton on board the car
would make the total value $6,517,.
A DOCTOR'S SLEEP
Found He Had to Leave Off Coffee.
Many persons do not'realize that a
bad stomach will cause insomnia.
Coffee and tea drinking being such
an ancient and respectable form of
habit, few realize that the drug—caf-
feine—contained in coffee and tea, is
one of the principal causes of dys-
pepsia and nervous troubles.
Without their usual portion of cof-
foo or tea, the caffeine topers are
nervous, irritable and fretful. That s
the way a whisky drinker. He
has got to have his dram "to settle his
To leave off coffee or tea is an easy
matter if you want to try It, because
Postum gives a gentle but natural
support to the nerves and does not
contain any drug—nothing but food.
Physicians know this to be true, as
one from Ga. writes;
"I have cured myself of a long-
standing case of Nervous Dyspepsia
by leaving oft coffee and using Post-
um," says the doctor.
"I also enjoy refreshing sleep, to"
which I've been an utter stranger for
"In treating dyspepsia in itB various
types, I find little trouble when I can
Induce patients to quit coffee and
The Dr. Is right and "there's a
reason." Read the little book, "The
Road to Wellville," In pkgs.
Postum now comes in concentrated,
powder form called Instant Posttsm.
It is prepared by stirring a level tea-
spoonful in a cup of hot water, adding
sugar to taste, and enough cream to
bring the color to golden brown.
Instant Postum Is convenient;
there's no waste; and the flavour is
always uniform. Sold by grocers—50-
cup tin 30 cts., 100-cup tin 50 cts.
A 5-cup trial tin mailed for grocer's
name and 2-cent stamp for postage.
Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek.
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