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ELGIN, OKI, A. FARMERS CHAMPION- H i.i & 51 t STQHC IV' I. 4. CMS Tl TK tCfEITI MUM. OKLAHOMA STATE FAIR AND EXPOSITION OKLAHOMA CITY, U .S. A. RATIELLO AND HIS BAND HARNESS and RUNNING RACES : vm. I' J' D OPENS SEPTEMBER 23 CLOSES OCTOBER 4 U -M & H II . mtHI L -"rTTT.Ir(."r.,"'"M'i:fl AMRW1 T ia. tf'JA't JIT J i I irjwif r i k r n iJiiB t i i"i ill 1 b "Bi HIHEPSg5pEffftrdH U- rt r fc 1 i - ALEXANDER THE CPEAT "TNr 11 in s U ma r MAW'S COUEOr A''L CIRCUl I tut f Von fc rc ! OM THE THREE OUTTO la Cfvantnc TrH - iftea Art. lUUCtltC IIICMT CPOOHAW 1'nHftl Ur !'' TM Year THE OMTAT PATTEPSOM IMOWI Willi 7Vlr 'tairtitiM Airf-(va auto polo eon roup uii oay Vr'M' Moat rMorvn . 1 COMPLETE DEPARTMENTS ImvtU.K HtHf HitiHngt VI QOUHt IC COMPETING Y'tT Cl arvj llnr .i. Oft T u4 "UfADOW Or THE CROSS" lllrarle llttutc fr !. Ijm( Time nccono creakihc cork sho dull. Hri fl ant rAMOus anh.no opera singers INCLUDING OLIVE CLSOM 6CHAAF. SOLDIERS In Sensational DRILLS THE DROUGHT OF 1913 IS ONE MORE ARGUMENT COMMON SENSE Tho I it n tl epcculnlnm who am po Milfoils to prnro that "Oklahoma. In a groat corn country" rugulnrly rf,'at tliclr own puri'dM by phntlrii; largo ncrcagia to corn on land totally tin- sultul to I li? crop, On July 1, K'I2, tli condition of tho corn crop In Oklahoma wns 00; higher than any ollwir statu. On August I, 1'j12, tho condition of (ha corn crop In Olilnlioma una 1,5; lower thiin any other ritato. On Austin I, 1911, tho condition of tun corn crop in Oklahoma wns 33, lower limn any othir stuto. Tho nviTUK'i condition of corn In Oklahoma on August 1, durliiK a period of ten yarn, was 76, only onn atato, Texas, Is lotvtr, with r.n incrano con dition of 7.1. 'Ilium ii ro Dm figures Kent nut liy tho llurtau of Htatlntics of tho V. H Departtni'iit or Agrlciilturo IliiHlncs race all oer Ihn country uhu thorn lit a hauls for forming Ihi'lr opinion of Oklahoma as nn ngrlciilturul j'ato. Thy are ollltlal flguri'M mill thny inn not l, offsi-t by wild ntiiti'inonlH In "boosting dope" which may ho Hpreail hroailcait, t'lu-ro In n lot of good corn In OKIn homi this year 'I horn nro prrhnps 3,000.000 arris whir Ii hnd it condition of 10 on August 1st If that una nil of fit wirn which hail heun planted In Oklahoma this cnr, tho condition of rorn In Oklahoma would In nil probability luvo Iimii reporti'il iih tho ssme ns the tuerngi) for tho ontlro country, or perhaps Imtti-r, Hill In nddlllon to the torn planted FEEDS riFTY CALVE8 TO PAY FOR SILO Hlnton rirmcr Makes Dig Profit! In Operation of Nature' Treasure Box Hlnton, I-nst year I erect ed a 111 ton silo at n cost of $.181, and then! bought fifty head of calves, that would bo yearlings, long and nhoit In thu spring l4it spring I Hold thirty four head of tho je.irllngs for $27 CO cadi, hog round, totaling $'l.in," said I) A l'lunket of J llntoii dining tho visit of tho Itock Inland silo special train "Tl o milk cows I Hold oh In tho neigh hoihood mid I figure that after ileditct lug all costs or labor In lllllng the hIIo utid tost of i nro for tho llvoslotk through tho winter, 1 made imioiilIi char prollt ovrr nud abovu what I would hnru inniln hy dry feeding the Kturf, tu Pay two thirds of tho cost of tint silo "J do not know If other peoplo can m-vko muiiey with tho silo, but I do know that I can uml am going In build another As long as beef Is selling mi high ns It Is, no farmer Iuih ii light to complain of hard times and hnd npn, when ho tan gather the watting crops In the fall ami by running It through tho silo Into the initio Imvo a hank account In the spring I under stand that (liarley Abbolt and K li. IiOligfellow urn building silos. Ono tenant mild that tr his landlord would not funilih the leiuetit for the oomtructlon of n pit silo, lin would endeavor to obtain a tla-ynnr lratn on th (arm and construct ono himself. Fiilltnr In Hint, ho said, hu would did th pit on tho farm and put la "tho ullARu without the cement canting. WiH Mm rt t-t Oit S - PJn i Trj f YeurttK fl Fi 1 THE CPEATEiT ASPICwuToRAL. LIVESTOCK. AND I'OUSTRIAL iHO ( THE HU'MWEJT A WIILI'S FAII AT TCII MM EXPOSITION OUILOINS OKLAHO'A FARM SCHOOLING AMI Cina Pbwinj j4 Plirt rj b Trjet'jr Er- net TOf fA"T AKl'ii f T M M Till HUT h Ml A I'M I'KTj'' A KTI lnr OlcUl -fr i-4" wn nl rrn ! r k r a utr t. U4 in . 'Wriilr f ! (wm I-1 aitva n tsrifjiluraJ rM Tt- l nir i a Wif hanr l m ftr . i and bala nurh f ilj 4-lft .rif ,rrn us Urar Lr romUiK t" KrMi'h Anr.nl i ,k alwraa ti Hair l( ar .! an ltxrtunltr t" "mtin a'Un rjiur arwl VRiuab irbovlicr, a ' at a vtr, f ! INSTRUCTIVE EXHIBITS 3CHODL OF AGRICULTURE 'i'iw the 'ttnf tt tn'r frir t' -k lr r 1 -r fari t"ru" lnt lanu. fi .r. dairy anl C1ry trolu ard ereo'Mmt tU under i r r .Vr e Ir a IVf t i jrn Uit I S. M AHA M, SECRETARY OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLA on corn land In Okliloma, shout i 2.VM),Oon aires w -ro plan'ed on land urn) undir conditions not at all suited 1 to tho production of a profitable torn ' crop And the poor con lltlon of till largo area offsot tho good ronditloni of tho ri st mid put Into tho permanent n cords of tho itnterntnent a report on tho comllllon of corn In Oklahoma on ! AliRimt 1, 1912, which will Indicate to' thosii who do not understand all of! tho fnctH, that Oklahoma Isn't n corn country at all It Bunly ought soon to ho tlmo to iitop this sort of foollshnesn Nut only turn tho offort to prove that "Okln liMinn Is n great torn country" failed lo fool mi) ono, It his brought about ollldal ri ports which lead the iinln formed to bellow that torn Is unprofit able on nil hindti In Okhhoma (In Into your torn llilds now Land whldi litis fullid to produce nt least. twenty lh! hiishels of gooil torn to the ntio HiIh )e.ir should not he plant ed to corn ngnln It hnd hotter than nn nverngo cluinco this year. I'nst neasoiiH Imvo been poon r for the pro tliKtlon of corn ofti'iier than they lue broil better. Limit the com acreage to rml torn lands so that Oklahoma rany got full credit among tho rust of tho Hliitvi for what 11 re illy cIoch In tho way fo tho profitable production of rorn. Tho nborn Is from tho Sept. 1, 1912, 1 Oklahoma I 'arm Journal Bringing the record down to date, fi, 17i.000 nrn-K worn pltntul to lorn I In Oklnhomn list spring, only 200,210 nrroH ie timn in rii2 SILAGE GOOD FEED F V, I.nwn, a prosperous farmer living mnr Cleo, and who wns limine; the Motornl hundred farmers at the Htntlon while (ho Itock Island silo Hpecinl train was there, said ho fed about Hlil) live head of mules, horses ami (owh mound his silo last year and helluvoiK tint growth on twelve head of calveri paid for lllllng the silo, and after selling tin m off still had silage until July 1, this )ear Ho Haiti twenty-one ncres of kaflr wan used In Hilling tho silo last jeir nnd thirty three nires wero used In lllllng tho silo this ye'ir I.nws Haiti ho tiHetl sumo broomcoru In lllllng the silo last year but tho stock did not Renin to relish It ns they did tho kallr. Homo of tho horses nnd ) iVing mules were Irtiiihltd with tho colic while lining fetl silage, and Laws attributed tho ailment to mold, occasioned by the Hllngo not being packed tight. Laws now lias 180 tons of silage stored nwa for tho present )ear, which will he fid to fifty head of horses and the Hiinio number of cattle. And Minister Had to Smile In ilnler In noiitrnllro tho serious. iichs of marriage n bridegroom loft a nice, thickly wadded packet for tho mlnlsler who olllclatcd, "This," said the huppy bridegroom, "If yoilr fie, Doctor," Tio minister thanked hlm heartily mid Homo tlmo later on open- i.. .. . . i.. . ., . .... . . . tog me "it'O" lotinu it to ho n bundlo of wrapping paper Bkllfully folded and bearing this message: "Well, old hoy, I'm married now, so don't wish mo any hard lutk, even tt you art Mt back a little. Yours In a raah." Tr STATE FAIR AMD EXPOSITION "BE' PLEASURE COMBINED HOT Aer it Farm Mjh'ner I -T IT C TION - '. Ill J"S On July 1 1911 the condition of the corn crop In Oklahoma was S7 higher than the average for the I nlted States On August I, 191.1. the condition of the corn crop In Oklahoma wan 44. lower than any other state except Kanis; .11 g lower than the average for tho United States Tho average condition of Oklahoma corn on August 1 during tin- padt ten yrarH dropped to 73, the lowest of all the states Tho corn crop will pay etpmsns this year on about 1,000 000 ntreB in Oklahoma Thorn will he a fair crop on pirhaps another 1,000,000 acres, nud "Homo lorn" on poRsibly another 1,000,000 acres. 'I ho rest of it Is a complete failure and that land ought never to ho plantd to torn ngnln Certilnly, folks, tho following sua gestlons In "Farm by a Safe Hvstrm" which John Fields. II M. Cottrell mid tho hankers have hen urging upon you In every possible way, would. If they had been adopted thin year, hive merit d miith of the disaster whhh has como upon iih "A s)Htttii of farmnlg, has-d upon oxpirlento and experiment In Okla homa, whrro rainfall Ih nlwa)H vurl utile and often deficient, and where Htrong winds and high summer tern pernturrfl produce condltlonn unknown to fnrmerH of the Northern and At lantic ConHt htnttH, has been devil oprd and should bn adopted by nil fnimers. "'Ihn general plnn of operation should bo the following "Corn should ho planted only on FOR YOUNG MULES V. K Liiwh, ii brother of F W I.nws, foil Hlllge to thirl) live head of cattle and )oung mules hist )ear, without nny supplemental feed. For tho September calves, sold In Febru ary, ho ricelvul $22 per head for elevin of tho calves, anil quoted the Ini) er as B.i)lng they shipped better than any othi r slink In tho car. "The only thing I know ngnlust a sl!o Is that owning one makes n man want another Just llko It.," bn said. "This )ar I will fill my silo wllh com nnd If I didn't Imvo n silo Into whlrh to put the fodder I wouldn't hnvo any fied for my stock during tho coming winter, Ono man who IinH Hi'vonly head of rtock mid no silo hns been after me lu feed IiIb Rtock for him thibugh tho winter, offering mo $2 25 per month per head. I told him I lould not accommodate hlm nnd Miggistid Mint ho build himself a hIIo, which he Halt! ho would do before an other rrop My hIIo cost $ir. and I wouldn't be without It under any tlr uiiiuhIiiiicch " Practical Joke Caused Death. A ntallhy resident of Nowburgli, N, V, died iih thu result of a pleasantry perpetratitl by n frolicsome friend. This friend, holding n 'lighted rlgar nenr tho victim's face, suddenly nsketl him to turn around, And ns this wai donn tho cigar lightly touched the ylc Uiii'h check. I loth gentlemeut enjoyed nugoiy tho inorry Jest. In a few months, however, a, cancerous growth appearedon tho spot where the 8esh had been burned and, growing rapidly, Mtirtd the mtn'a death. M ' a.it- tt s FCtT ANSjAL HORSE S"OlV rv- rr Bt Mr&u. t : Wt !:w-v3 t aai -'''t Tv-'tte PwJal OAIRV CW PaStCTIO4 CONTEST v 'jiarrSr X Fvr GREAT CAVALRV CONTESTS AM M Mi itarr rvairp rf - li BOYS AND CIRLS' SCHOOLS V a nf'mnt of :H "I'l'i ii .. b sii : 'iio brr"' k rM l'r 1 P-XI T ! Xnrit KKUrwoilt MTttr' SPLENOID DISPLAY OF FINE ARTS iU'A '. ' Tinn. K.jel Work miry Tvitii KsMMt Jit Ht-'h.a -r. ER BABIES CON-ES- WITH IN CASH PREMIUMS OFFERED FAMOUS Auto Speed DEMONS FOR FARMING bottom Ian I th seison of P12 w-a better than th average for corn and land which did not ied more thon twntyllve bushels of corn to the acr In 1912 Hhould hereafter be. planted to kaflrcorn Kvery acr of rich. welldralneJ bottom land which doss not overflow frequently or for long periods of time should be put to alfalfa as noon as possible "The smooth, tillable uplands and prairies ehould never be plantrd to corn 1he should Instead bo planted to kaflr corn or mllo maize for n sure crop of grain for feed and sale, and for Idling siloi and providing rough feed, to towpeis and peanuts for feed uml forage nod soil Improvement, and to cotton wheat, oats and broomtorn for cash trops, wherever soil and jell mate are suitable "Tho wash) hoIIb, hlllhldes, rough places alkali lands, and overflow bot toms should bo set to hardy hermudt grai-H, wherever thM grass thrives. "Those who follow a general Hystem of farming such as this, ami feed most of their crops to good livestock, will he tbe ultimate owners of all the goo I faniiH in Oklahoma" During thu lact live jcira. 1009 1911, tho total valuo of Oklahoma's corn crop has been $121,000,001 luss th in tho nctnal cost of the work done on It. The bame work put In on sure fel mips, cm kaflr, mllo peanuts, cow pens, and c.ino, would have shown n piollt very year The phantom of a big corn crop has rerlalnly ben pur-iu'-d long enough. MISTAKES IN U3E OF SILOS SHOWN Mold Resulting from Improper Pack. Ing of the Green Silage, One of the Greatest Danger. Aline A C. Murphy wns In the lorge crowtl which met the Itock Island silo speclil triln nt Aline, and anlil "Last year I fed off t-vo cirs of heifer anil stoers, using silage and tome ground chops The heifers about pah for thu silo, but I didn't make much off the Htcers oh I bought them too high Tho horses I fed with sllago didn't seem to llko It very much, but lifter listening lo the lectures hero I conclude It was because of the mold that resulted fro'n Imperfect packing. "I wouldn't be without a silo on a farm nud havn Just bought for M0 el,:dty acros of corn BUndlng In tho Held which I will put Into my silo this )oar. Tho man from whom I bought the corn hasn't a silo nnd thought It would be wind whipped away If left In the shock. I will have plenty of feed for in) stock tills winter, although Hoii'ii of my neighbors will have to havn tlielm Bhlpped In. I had out 100 acres of wheat this year but It made only 010 bushels" Oilier silo owners around Aline am Fred l.'rwln, H I J. llurson, James Hns sen and Frank Drown. Will Find Seme Variations The girt who gets her Idaas of lov anil the youug man who gets hla Idea f business out of the atory papers ra both luble to Meet with dls. telattjioau. t 1' T " ant e Margaret and Her Rag 'WtflBaMM CHli GO Sallr bt blue dress ard (be cbildnh lup of Sail) s oncer vaj tbe cause of It all Saltr is a rag doll wltb one e;e "Sally's" mistress Is Margaret, tbe nlne-Tar-oW daurhter of Mrs H M. Smith. 4533 Clarendon avenue Sally's dress or ratber little Miss Margart s concern over It. threw that section of the north shore Into a f.urrr of excitement tbe other day and care the police tomet! In; to do on a dull day The trouble started when Margaret and the neiihbor children became In Vtlvod in a dispute over tbe property lights of certain dolls clothes 'Sal I) blue dress in particular Margaret finding herself outnum bered, ran to the telephone In the Smith dining-room. Police apartment," she called Glre me the police apartmenL" New Nurses Bandaging CLEVELAND, 0 Just before d!n ' r.er time tho other night, new nurses at Glenvllte hospital In Park wood drive were called Into the base ment for bandaging and bed making t'-actiee under the direction of Miss Jennie llogland In showing the )oung women how and where to put the bandages, Miss llogland used a dummy Just as one particularly pretty nurse was putting on a 'flr;tald' bandage In response to Information from the Instructor that tho dummy's rig! t ankle had been broken, a small boy happened along Ills cap did not fit, which may have been duo to the abnormal develop ment of his bump of curiosity He saw n light In tho basement window and "peeked" In "(ice, a feller's been killed and the girls are patching him up again," ho exclaimed. "Com'mcre quick, Jlmmle," the boy called to another "He must have been burned, or something," reasoned the second couiious youth "They've got him covered with bandages." Cop Captures Bat and DETROIT. MICH. Before this story Is told let It bo understood thut Patrolman Gustavo Fcldman of the police court detail, is a man of un , questioned veracity. He has occasion- ally returned from n llshlng expedi tion with stories of tho size of the ones that gut nwa), but tho sight ho witnessed the other night, nnd do scribed tho following morning, oc curred on dry land. Fcldman has n memento of the adventuro In tho shnpo of a bat not tho kind that Ty Cobb swings but tho kind described In tho dictionary as "a Hying, Insectivorous mammnl," and It measures 2G Inches acioss tho wings. Bread and Ham on Waters Bring Back a Shave PITTSIIUHOII, PA. Tho truth of tho Biblical Injunction about cast ing bread upon the waters unU 'the bountiful roturns that will accruo was qulto satisfactorily proven to City Do tcctlvo William O'llryau tho other day, nnd thin sleuth now thinks tho pro verb should be amended so or to In cludo hnm In addition to tbo bread. O'lloau Is n follower of Dr. Wiley's teachings nnd refuses to touch tbe "contnmlnnted" food. Therefore he carrlos n .modest littla lunch. Tho other evening O'Bryan was not feeling very well. However, ho mndo away with all bit. lunch with thq uxceptlon ol two little ham sandwiches. Some tlmo later, while walking through tbo cell room at Control station, he pass oil u cell In which wero two young prisoners who appeared, to O'Bryun's eagle eye, to bo hungry. He Inquired whether the young fellows were suf fering from pangs around the belt Ite eelvlng a decidedly affirmative an swer, tho detective handed In the two .sandwiches, which wera soon de VMrad. A faw days iatar iCBryaa waa to- I Doll Bestirs the Police is this an emergency call?" arked 'he surprised operator. -Ves." cried MargareL "Pollen apartment quick." Margaret connected with tho Town ball station and she excitedly demanded that a policeman be sent to tte house because some ono had istolen her doll's clothes. The desk erge&nl understood Margaret to say diamond brooch." A few minutes later a uniformed po liceman and two plain clothes men hurried Into the Beach View apart ment house and began ringing the Smiths bll There as no answer, because Margaret had seen them com ing and decided she did not ant tho i-ollce after all So Margaret Lid under the bed while the pollc-men rang Finally uje of them went for tho Janitor, whllo tho others took strategic portions hi iront and behind tho house to prevent tho escap of the malefactors A little persuasive work by the Jani tor Induced Margaret to open tho door. She told her troubles then and showed ono of the policemen tbe scene of the late "scrap" on the bick porch Thero was a wild scurry of little girls away from the porch as the policeman ap peared, and 'Sally's" clotbes were left lying on the step. Dummy Draw Big Crowd A grov,nup "bo)" came along and seeing the others looking in, did like wise Several more boys, a few girls and women and more men joined tho group, which was rapidly becoming a crowd Various comments were heard as to tho nature of tho Injury to tho un fortunnto stranger All agreed ha must bo badly, perhaps fatally, hurt One or two women turned pale Just then Miss llogland glanced up and saw tho faces at tho window. She concluded there had been an accident "Here's a chance for some real ex perience," she Bald to her pupils and ran out. Tho crowd looked at her blankly. Then Mio looked In the window and the mystery became transparent Has Hair-Raising Story It wns Foldman's night to watch tho records at pollco court and ho dozed In a chair In tho clerk's oulco. A fluttering of wings awakened him and In tho dim half light of the mu nicipal building ho could dlscorn tho figures of two largo bats The bird animals circled around and darted at one nnother several times, apparently engaged In mortal combat. Feldman watched the fight for a short time, fascinated by tho ferocity of the bats, and then moved slightly In his chair to get n better glimpse of the engagement A nows pnper l)lng on his knees rustled and tho light between the bats suddenly renscd. They wheeled around the policeman's head a few- times and then darted directly at him. Tho bats kept up tho attack. Switching on the light, Feldman ran to his locker, got his night stick and returned to tho fray. Ono of tho bats escaped, but tho other flew around In circles, daied und blinded by tho flood of light It fell an easy victim to Foldman's club posing In a barber's chair, giving the tonsorlal artist some straight tips on the complex political situation and in cidentally getting a shavo. When the pcrforraanco was complotcd and the detect Ivo approached tho cashier's desk to pay up, be was Informed that his shavo was paid for. "Why," gasped tbe astonished thief trailer as visions of grafters flew be foro his oyes, "who suffered from soft hcartedness?" "Oh," replied the cashier, nonchal antly, "a young feller, what said yer gl'ed Mm a sand witch when he waa locked In de cooler t'oder night, said ha wasted to pay yar back (or ( grubstake." A 4 It O ""-' il.WKKriM- '-lsi . ...it,. nmufK-wy .,, r t.i,TJ W IB1, 'i - c. 4xl2 .: f .