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Farmers ' Champion
Successor to Indiahoma Champion
ELGIN, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 1912
Prizes For Boys and Girls
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Dealers in . .
All Kinds of
Grain, Cotton, Coal.
Best Mexico Coal
$7 a Ton
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The Bank That Accommodates
Bank of Elgin
If you arc not already our customer, open an
account without delay.
A. L. McPherron, Pres. 0. A. McPherson, V. P.
E. McPherson, Cashier.
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8 boxes matches 10
5 eans kraut 25
8 cans hominy 25
6 1-pound pkgs Eagle Thistle Soda 25
8 pkgs Washington Crisp '25
2 pkgs Cream of Wheat 25
2 pkgs grape-nuts 25
2 26c baking powder 35
6 6c pkgs tobacco 25
8 10c pkgs tobacco 25
18 pounds sugar $1.00
Karo Syrup, per gallon , 45
Flour, bast 1.15
8 bars laundry soap 25
Ribelin, Stone &
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OUR BELOVED CONGRESSMAN SCOTT FERRIS ::
One of the Growing Young Statesman of America.
Oner Who Oklahoma is Proud of
AS CONGRESS has convened, we wish to again say a few t
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have had oceaaibii to say many good things about-our- be
loved Congressman, Hon. Scott Ferris, and his work; and
we hope to have cause to say much more.
As a matter of fact, Congressman Ferris commands
more respect and iniluence in Congress than any other
Member of the Lower House ever sent from Oklahoma and
this is no discredit to 'our other Oklahoma Members either.
Scott is simply one of the growing young statesmen of
America. He grows bigger and bigger and his influence ex
tends with each succeeding session of Congress. Therefore
we do not hesitate to say that he will be found well to the
front among the leaders in Congress from this on. He has
already accomplished more for Oklahoma than any other
man ever sent to the Lower House of Congress from this
State, and he will now be able to do more. Watch him grow
and tower amidst the greatest of them all. f
We are uroud to say that Mr. Ferris has never brought S
anv nritiniamc nn mil fail vntincr pnmmnnWO<h. He h&S
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pvor hnlri tho statn nn in a oftv zone 01 honor and Drosrress.
His record is without blot or blemish. He is frank, open
hearted, but dignified. He is always on the alert in the in
terest of his people, and is ever ready to take a progressive
position and hold on to it until something is accomplished.
He believes in doing things, rather than merely saying that
he will. He is more of a man of action than of words
though of the latter he is gifted and can make good use of
While in Washington a couple of weeks last spring, in
the interest of the irrigation possibilities so.abundant in the
watersheds of the Wichita Mountains, we were frequently
thrown in company with Mr. Ferris and other Members of
both the Lower and Upper Houses, and had a fineopportun-
t ity to watch him at close range and in actual Bervice and
compare him with others; and we are free to Bay that our
observations there greatly enlarged our esteem and admira
tion for him and more than confirmed all that we have ever
I said of him.
Members of the Boys'
Girls' clubs organised by
Oklahoma Agricultural and
chanical College, assisted
Senator Gore, Senator Owen,
Govenor Cruce and others, will
compete foi tnahy tempting
prises this year. Senator Owen(
was, we understand the first of
the Southern men to offer largd
cash prizes to boys and girls id
an inducement to grow more'
profitable crops. This year he is
offering over a thousand dollars
in prizes to the young people of!
Oklahoma. Five hundred dol
lars of this will be distributee
through the Agricultural and
AWhanical College to the three'
bui s and girls making the best
crops of kaffir and milo maize,
on the following basis:
Best exhibit of ten heads of
kaffir, twenty per cent.
Greatest yield per acre, thirty
Best written, account, showing'
the history of the writer's crop
twenty per cent.
Best showing of profit on in
vestment, based on the commer
cial price, thirty per cent.
The prizes thus awarded wilt
be, $200.00 to the first; $150.00 .
each to the second and third.
The minium acre to be culti
vated is fevbe one-half acre,- and
open to boys, and girls only.
The exhibits of the competitors'
are to be shown at the Farmers'
Short Course at the Agricultural
and Mechanical College at Still-
water, from January 13 to 18,
There are. college clubs of boys'
and girls in almost every county
in Oklahoma. Over thirty thous
and boys and girls in the State
are entitled to take part in this
contest, as active members of
these clubs; and thousands more
should enroll themselves, includ
ing many from the vicinity of
Many other valuable prizes
have been offered by public spir
ited men of the State, by the
College, and by the State Board
of Agriculture. The entire list
of prizes to be awarded will be
sent upon request by tho Agri
cultural and Mechanical College
at Stillwater. The college also
furnishes to members of these'
clubs, free of cost, practical bul
letines and circulars of informa
tion bearing on everything irw
volved in these contests.
All boys and girls, between the
ages of nine and eighteen years
of age, who desire to enter this
contest, should send for applica
tion blanks and preliminary re
ports at once. .
The late report of the State
Board of Agriculture shows that
the 1912 wheat acreage is 93.6
of that of last year; and the
growing condition 87.8 per cent,
which is a high average.
When the plow horsey are
brought in at night the harness
should be removed and the
shoulders 'washed and rubbed
dry while they are feeding.
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A man of understanding hold
eth his peace.
Indigestion is the cause of
more than half of the diseases of
horses, and very largely caused
by improper food and working
them on a full stomache.
The best pasture fence is plen
ty of good wholesome feed and
water. Try it. '
Stock should not be compelled
to drink surface or pond water.
A quiet tongue-shows a wise
An average of about two-fifths
of a bale of cotton per acre in'
Oklahoma for this year is indi
cated in the monthly report of
the State Board of Agriculture.
According to reports from 186
correspondents, the average
number of pounds of cotton per
acre are: In the seed 573.8; in
the lint 196.9. Approximately
ninety per cent of the cotton has'
been .picked and ginned. Last
year's average yield was 174
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