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KERSHAW'S MODEL OKLAHOMA FARM #BEATS ILLINOIS AND IOWA" IS VERDICT OF EXPERIENCED MEN WHO VISIT PLACE. Finest Herd of Angus in the Conn- try on a Real Farm Nine Miles From Muskogee—Expert Farmer in. Charge and Everything in Place and 'Prospering—Fat Cattle Feed on Ensilage—Fall Plowing is Now Going On. a The possibilities of Oklahoma as a state where fine stock can be raised, was demonstrated by L* R. Kershaw Friday when he invited Musftogee business and professional men to visit his modern stock farm, nine miles south of the city. A flock of automobiles left Muskogee at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon for the Kershaw farm. There were perhaps fifteen cars, carrying bankers, doctors, real estate men, farmers, merchants, and every class of business men. ' Like the Old 8tatea. When they approachedthe Kershaw place, many of the Visitors who came from Illinois, Iowa and the older states began to sit up and take notice. "Boys, she looks like a modern farm back in Iqwa," said a banker. "We have nothing on this In Illinois," said another. ' The visitors first approached a fine- looking farm, fonced with hog-tight wire fence In tho distance there were a big red barn, three silos, one steel tank and two of wood, On top of the hill was a modern eight-room residence sitting back among the trees, and a thln-leryged country boy of eight and his kid sister were wheeling a barrow vioad of turnips from the fall gar- aeirte the HOUSE • — Sheep on the Hills. On the side of the hill grazed BOO eheep, and as you went up the long slope and looked backward, you could eee plowmen In tho fields turning back the soil—they were doing fall plowing so as to get the" best there Is out of tho land next year Dotted on a knoll some distance away was a bunch of cattle, while in. a pasture nearer the house and in the barn lots were fat, chunky built, blade cattle—Aberdeen Angus, the finest prizewinners In Oklahoma, whose records this year show that they pulled down the blue ribbons in every< state fair from Iowa to Louisiana, As the automobiles climbed a long hfli that runs from the section line road to. the farmhouse on the hill, a big, black, Poland China boar stood upon hl« haunches and grunted at the strangers. University Man In Charge. After the last machine had arrived, Mr. Kershaw introduced the visitors to Q. W. Plnney, the superintendent, passed the cigars to this crowd, and Plnney and Kershaw showed the visitors over the place. Mr. Plnney is a real farmer, a graduate of the,University of Illinois, and everything about 600 mixed cattle in • the big pasture. There are 600 head of sheep being fed with ensilage and fattened for the market." Besides this there are mules and fine draft horses that are being worked on the farm. Water for All. A windmill groans as It pumps water to a dozen or more concrete drinking troughs, and when the wind subsides' there is a gasoline engine to fall back on. . There are up-to-date ehedn and pens, for the protection of the cranio, modern pig pins, a big, red, two-story barn bulging with hay, oats and corn,'and, beneath, In the basement of the barn, which .la built on a hillside, are the horse stalls. In one of the smaller barns Is a grist mill that chops up the corn and feed for the stock. One thing that is particularly noticeable, Is that there is not a single wire out of place on the fences, not a bolt out of place, and none of the usual rubbish that is usually seen on an Oklahoma farm. There Is ho farm machinery standing out In the weather, and there is no waste. Feeding Ensilage. All' of tho young blooded stock are being fed ensilage. Even the cows with suckling calves are round and Pointing to two calves less than a year old, Mr. Kershaw said: "There are two calves that were-born on the samo day. One was bred in Iowa and the other in Oklahoma.'' The Oklahoma calf was much the larger. There is not a thing on the Kershaw farm that is scrubby Even the chickens and dogs on the place are blooded. A fine blooded Barred Rock cock strutted In the barnyard while a couple of fine Scotch Collie dogs approached to lick your hand. •• Among the visitors at the farm besides the Muskogee crowd were IS. L. Lindner of Clay Center, Kan., W._W, Bassett of Okmulgee and Bruce Henderson of Champlain, 111. Mr. Henderson is the man who bought the Gulager rlvor bottom farm near Fort Gibson some time today. ' Not only 'was Kershaw's little party an eye-openor to Muskogee people, but the trip to and from the farm was most enjoyable. Lee Hays In his big Franklin car, and his party composed ot-IndlnnrBupfc Gabe-B:-Pnrker-,-Judge H. O. Thurman, William Gulager and a Times-Democrat representative, were the first to arrive at the farm, making the run of nine miles in 80 minutes. "77" Humphreys' Seventy-seven For Grip, Influenza, That Homeopathy requires .faith to be of benefit is disproven by the people of all- beliefs being constant users of "Seventy-seven." To get the best results, take "Seventy-seven" at the first feeling of Cold—lassitude. If you wait until you begin to cough and sneeze, it may take the farm shows that bo is a thorough longer. A small vial of pleasant pellets, workman. Kershaw has 1,000 acres in fee, all under fence, and 480 acres of this Is In cultivation. The remainder is used for pasture and for hay meadows. There are 260 head of blooded Aberdeen Angus cattle on tlw farm and fits the vest pocket. 26c. and 81.00. at all druggists or malted. Humphreys' Hotneo. Medloine Co., 1(8 William Street. Mew York

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  1. Muskogee Times-Democrat,
  2. 04 Dec 1915, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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