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Suceeseer to I-fteHakoma Champion
Vol 3
Lumber Company
Dealers in . .
All Kinds of
Building Material
Grain, Cotton, Coal.
Best Mexico Coal
$7 a Ton
The Bank That Accommodates
Bank of Elgin
- E'gin, Oklahoma '-fc,-
Deposits Guaranteed
If you are not already our customer, open an
account without delay.
A. L.
McPherson, Pres. 0. A. McPhebson, V. P.
E. McPherson, Cashier.
-j $ .. .. .;. .. 4. .;. .;.-:..H-;;""i- : a .-..:..k4
8 boxes matches 10
8 cans 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 nkm grape-nuts 25
2 26c baking powder 35
8 6c pkgs tobacco 25
8 10c pkgs tobacco , . . . ,25
18 pounds sugar.., $1.00
Karo Syrup, per gallon 45
Flour, best .... ..... : 1,15
8 bars laundry soap ' ,25
Ribelin, Stone &
The patriotic man
Always Takes His Lo
eal Paper
Because He Advertised
A merchant thought he'd have a sale
Of graniteware and tin;
But times were hard and money scarce,
So where would he begin?
The first thing that the merchant did,
(We don't mean to boast)
But he put a neat advertisement
In the paper that's read mct.
Over to the Farmers' Champion office
He wisely decided he would go,
And tell the people, far and near,
That he'd make his prices low.
And on a certain Saturday,
'(They might think it was funny)
But, if they'd come up to his store,
He'd save them lots of money.
For. dish pans, pails and kettles,
The people came by scores,
'Till the shelves were almost empty,
At that busy hardware store.
Ahd in the evening twilight,
Counting up his silver prize,
In. triumphant tones we heard him say,
"It surely pays to advertise."
If n merchant would be a winner,
And don't want his wares, to rust,
Fade, mold or crumble on the shelf,
Then advertise he must.
Some honest words and figures,
. When done in printer's ink,
Helps any bjjBy man to live,
And increase his pile of chink.
Appreciates Our Efforts
Indrnhnma, Oklahoma,
November 21, 1912.
Editor Farmers' Champion:
After carefully looking over your
valuable paper, I must say that
it looked natural; and, further,
made me realize what the citi
zens of Indiahoma had let slip
away from them by their care
less indifference and not know
ing tiie value of a good thing
while it was within their grasp.
They seemed to procrastinate in
their support that should have
been forthcoming all along, not
realizing that an editor with a
family could not live and wait on
their future action.
We wish to say to the read
ers of the Farmers' Champion
that we almost envy their good
luck in securing Mr. Soule in
their midst. He has many warm
friends and supporters here at
Indiahoma and surrounding coun
try who deeply regret that he
was compelled to leave this part
of the county for the want of
We wish also to state that Mr.
Soule has always been true and
loyal to the best interests of this
town and community, and there
is no complaint against him. The
trouble seems to have been that
the last two years prior to this
one the farmers and business
men had become so discouraged
from crop failures that they ap
parently forgot that their home
paper needed at least a living
support, and did not wake up to
this fact until Mr. Soule had
packed it up and gone and then
it was too late.
During our acquaintance with
Mr. Soule we have found him to
be one of the best informed men
along agricultural lines in the
State. When I began to put in
to practice his methods of farm
ing in Oklahoma I at once com
menced to reap more abundant
harvests, prior to, this..Llhad
been a failure in farming i'nT Ok
lahoma, as the methods here are
radically different from those
used in Missouri. We expect to
continue to read the Champion
and follow his instructions along
the lines of agriculture.
The farmers surrounding the
beautiful little city of Elgin
should not hesitate to subscribe
for the Farmers'. Champion at
once. It will also pay the busi
ness men to give it their hearty
support, as Mr. Soule will "make
good" along any line of news
paper work. They will find him
to be a whole-souled, conscien
tious and earnest friend, who
will take th& moral side of every
public question.
Geo. B. Rust.
Kill the Chinch Bugs
Manhattan, Kansas, Oct. 28.
If the farmers on. every section
of land will cooperate in the
burning of bunch grass and big
blue stem, 985 of every 1,000
chinch bugs wintering there can
be killed. The bugs have left
the corn fields now for their
winter homes along fence rows
and in patches of grass. Exam
ination will show where burning
is necessary, and cooperation
with your neighbors will make
it an easy matter. November is
the time to burn the grass.
Repeated experiments made
by bug men at the Kansas Agri
cultural College in various sec
tions of the State .show that fall
burning is the one certain way
to prevent the possibility of a
big invasion the following sum
mer. , But to make fall burning
successful, cooperation of farm
ers in a neighborhood is necessa
ry. If Jones burns his grass and
Smith across the road does not,
the bugs will emerge from the
Smith grass next spring and at
tack the crops on both farms.
A sweeping fire, a back-fire or
a side-fire may be used in the
burning. Where grass has made
a heavy growth, or where it is
so short that fire will not move
over it in any other way, the
weeping fire may be used. The
side and back-fires are used in
burning over meadows that have
been kept mowed or where there
is not a heavy growth of erase.
In all cases the erase should be
burned as closely to the ground
as possible. The closer it it
burned the greater number of
bugs are killed. If the grass it
burned to .within one inch of the
crown 95 to 100 per cent of the
chinch bugs are killed experi
ments show.
We will urgently suggest that
farmers carefully consider the
above. See your neighbor, and
help organize your neighborhood,
and carry out the above instruc
tionsthat is in communities
where the bugs are found.
Oklahoma Broom Corn
WKklit u very few years Oklahoma"
h,is become the broom core proditclsift
state of the union. Leu than Ivf
youis ago Ok'ilitnia broom co.n
bit ghl mi" a Iota ; :!ir than the tuna.
than the long hurl brush grown on lbs
Illinois prnrle land forced the poor
farmer to get cheaper lands, nl with
his knowledge of raising the brosft;
the farmer son demonstrated we eaa
produce better or as good brush, and
our cheap lands have enticed some of
the best growers of the product oa a
large scale, says the Quthrfe Leader
Recently a broom corn grower of
Illinois, Are miles away from a rail'
way station disposed of his fans of
Ma aerer-the price per aere tela
iw. V.
This Is a tremenduous for farm ka4
the 164,000 would purchase auay
acres of virgin Oklahoma toll; woeWI
get enough land to allow 180,000 for
house barns, etc and allow a bonus el
110,000 for railway facilities. K
means that a man could purchase aae)
improve from one to J.000 acre of
virgin soil, put the best of Improve
ments on It and In one year net aa
much money as he could In Illinois la
five on the high priced land.
There ought not to be an organi
zation of commercial men In this state
but that sends back this story to the'
the states. It means for the young
farmers of the central subdlvlsln of
farmer starting In life all that is stat
ed in addition happiness and cltlzea
ship next to complete contentment.
And the Oklahoma Investor who
places a dollar outside our sate should
pondor all before makln the deal the
development of uor farm lands la
something in which all of us are to be
vitally interested In and In which we
can secure splendid profits always be
It remembered, by production and cr
atlon, never by the parasite traction
Why profit Jointly 1 sappareat. We
havo the undeveloped country, but
tslll a country where Providence pre
pnred for an earthly "Eden, and tie
with us whether or not we draw from1
this, the richest storehouse of nature,
through broad streams, or allows our
dovelopment to stand still, aad eke
along, allowing other communities'
more than Is tholr due.
Let's make the Oklahoma soils pro-'
duce the Oklahoma way; let's maker
all of Oklahoma the Oklahoma of
sound, strong and abiding prosperity
and happiness. As united, forceful
Intelligent campaign at this time .wilt
produce splendid results.?
A false balance is an abomina--tion
to the Lord; but a just
weight is His delight.
A good name is rather to to
chosen than great riches, and
loving favor rather than silver
and gold.
As you sow, so shall yoii reatfr

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