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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1909)
Miss M. Ruth Taylor
TEACHER OF PIANO
324 West Idaho. Phone 205
Edith M. Swan
and1 Musical History
Studio 424 Laramie Avcnuo
Jh r n o Li ISO '
Attorney at Law
Office In rooms formerly occupied by
K. C. Noleman, First Nal'l Dank blk
Phono 180. ALLIANCE, NED.
H. M. BULLOCK.
Attorney at Law,
WILCOX & BROOME
LAW AM) LAND ATTOHNCYS.
Long experience in state and federal
courts and as Register nhd Receiver U, a.
Land Office is a guarantee for prompt and
Office In Land Office IIiiIIJIiir.
AU.IANCI2 - NKIIKASKA.
Drs.Copperndll & Petersen
OiSTLOI'Al IIIC PHYSICIANS
Sutceors lb' Drs. Froy St Balfo) "
Over Norton's Store
t5lfice Phone 43, Residence 20
DR. O. L. WEBER
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
GEO. J. HAND,
II O Al i: O l A T II I C
I'll YSIU IAN AND SURGEON
Formerly Interno Homeopathic Hos
pital University ot Iowa.
Tbone 231. Onlce ovor Alliance Shoe Btori
. Resilience Phone V3l.
DR. C. H. CHURCHILL
IIIYSCIAN AND SURGEON
, (Successor to Dr. J. E. Moore)
OFFICE IN FLETCHER BLOCK
,, Omco tiouri-li-)Sa, m. 2-1 p.m. 7:30-0 p, m.
Office Phone 62
Res. Phone, 85
I'hjHlcInn and Surgeon
Calls answered promptly dny and night fron
pBlloe. Onicesi-Alllnnce National Hunk
Ualhllng over thu Post Ollice.
Paid to Eye Work
Drs. Bowman & Weber
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
First National Bank Bldg. Rooms 4.5.6
Office hours, to to 12 a. m.,
1:30 to 4, 7 to 8 p. in.
Office Phone 65 Res. Phone 16 & 184
Dr. H. R. Belville
All first-class up-to-date work done in
most careful manner
Opera House Block Alliance, Nebr.
T, J. THRELKELD,
Undertaker and Emhalmer
office phone 498
res. phone 207
THE GADSBY STORE
Funeral Directors and Embolmers
OFFICE PHONE 49S
RESIDENCE PHONES 207 and 510
Sewing Machines and
Have secured the services of a prac
tical mechanic and can guarantee all
Work done by him. Don't trust your
work to travelling repair men. This
man will be here permanently. Re
pa rs rnd parts fui pished fpr all ma.
Phone 130. Geo. D. Darling.
In Live Stock
III. Live Slock Farming
and Soil Fertility.
By C. V. GREGORY,
Author of "Home Courts In Moderl
Aarlculture, ''Maklntf Money on
the farm, ' Etc. ,
Copyright, 1000, by American l're
WHEREVER grain Is grout
continuously foru number ol
years the soil decreases In
yielding power. If the prac
tice Is kept up the yields will finally
become so low ns to ho unprofitable,
mid the land Is said to be worn out.
The fnct Is It Is not worn out any
more than n sickle Is worn out when
It becomos loo dull to cut. Both the
sickle tuid the soil need n certain
amount of treatment before they are
in shnpe to use ngaln.
In the ense of the soil nature will
restore It to Its original productivity
FIC1. V. HOW rKllTlMTT IS W8TKl
If given time. Crops of weeds will
spring tip, make a considerable growth
and die down and rot. In the course
of 11 few years the humus supply will
be renewed, locked up elements of fer
tility will become available, and thf
Held will again produce profitable
If rotntlon Is practiced so ns to even
up .the demands on the soli, with
clover or some other legume to gather
nitrogen from the air, the soil will
continue productive for n much longer
time. Even then It will not keep on
yielding prolltable crops always, Com
mercial fertilizers may. help to stave
off the day of reckoning, but after the
farmer has contributed hundreds of
dollars to the pockets of the fertilizer
manufacturer he will tlnd that even
this method of maintaining fertility
cannot be depended upon.
Keeping the Soil Productive.
There are three factors 011 which
the productivity of the soil primarily
depends-the amount of available min
eral plant food elements which It con
tains, its physical condition and th
amount of moisture It will hold. Ni
trogen, one of the three most Important
chemical elements In the soil, can b
obtained from the air in unlimited
quantities by the use of legumes, buch
as clover and alfalfa. The other two.
phosphorus tuul potassium, are present
In must soils in fairly large qunntltleu.
although much of the supply Is In
unavailable form. Good tillage and
well planned rotations do much to
make these elements available. When
the total supply becomes low It can
be renewed by the application or ferti
lizers. This Is all. however, that for
tlllzers will do. They will not im
prove the physical condition of the
soil nor Increase Its moisture holding
The use of liberal amounts of clover
lu the rotation will add to the humus
supply of the soil and so lucrease Its
moisture holding capacity. Humus
acts like a sponge, forming a store
liouse for water that would otherwise
be wasted. Humus also Improves the I
physical condition of the soil, making !
It lighter and mellower. Take u nan-1
ful of clay and a panful of rich black
surrace soil, wet tnem thoroughly and
place them In the sun. When the clay
Is dry It will be baked almost as hard
as a brick, while a little stirring will
make the black dirt as mellow as ever.
This difference in the two soils Is due
solely to humus.
The humus supply cannot be main
tained by the use of clover miles n
crop Is plowed under at frequent- In
tervals. It takes considerable time
for this clover to rot enough to form
humus, and the turning under of so
large tin amount. or green matter at
once Is liable to make the land "sour."
This condition can be corrected by th?
use of lime, but this means trouble
The Value of Manure,
The only way to keep the s.dl in the
highest possible state or productivity
Is to keep live stock and apply the
manure to the land. Barnyard manure
adds large amounts of the elements ot
fertility to the soli. An average of
SO per cent of the nitrogen; phosphorus
and potassium u the fwi 1. ,
P'l ,. I out In 'ii '!. .:..;. j ,, ,.t
eel I M:.i,M 'j f . t i .--. . .
nn I inwiM In vmi nc -t 1 1 ' j
tnenlH of fertlHiy i -i wticll grali
Is sold as cumpaitii Mum' reumv
ed by live stool: niv utmlngly showc
In I he following table. The prices ot
the elements are Hgiued nt the npprox
itnate rate that would have to be paid
If they were purchased In the forti
of commercial fertilizers. The npprox
lmate yield of one acre Is given in end
ValUo of th
Kind of crop. phorus nnd potait
Corn slum contnmni
Grain, 75 bushels Ji , .
8totr, two tons, ..' s ..
Total , $21. i
Grain, SO'bushels..... $5.4:
Straw, 1V4 tons , 4.st
Grain, 21 bushels.... 6.1!
Straw, 1 ton z.t?
Total ., tf.u
Timothy. 2 tons jiu.J(
Potatoes, 200 bushels , , is 4)
Fat cattle, 1.0UU pounds 4.
Fat hogs. 1,000 pounds 3.1;
Milk, lo.OOO pounds io.ll
iiuttcr, 600 pounds l(
This tnblo shows nt a glance tut
great economy, considered tro.'Ji a fer
tility standpoint, of marketing grain
in the form of live stock. Adding fer
tilizing materials to the soil, however,
Is only one of tho wayp lu which ma
nure Is beneficial. It nclps to break
down the unavailable minerals. It
adds humus, itnd this Is of a kind that
mixes readily with the soli. Thus the
physical condition and water holding
capacity of the soil are Improved even
more than where clover Is used, in
stead of plowing under clover It cau
be fed. The resulting manure will dc
the soil utmost as much good ns the
clover would If turned under. Thus
both the feeding and fertilizing values
arc obtained from it. By using a regulat
rotation with clover and feeding all
the rough feed and most of the grain
on the farm the soil can be brought
up to a very high state of productivity
and kept there for tin Indefinite period
Jn an experiment at the Ohio experi
ment stntlon where manure was ap
plied every three years to 11 rotation
of corn, wheat ami clover at tho rate
of eight tons to the acre the average
Increaso lu yield was 11.7 bushels of
corn, S.ao bushels of wheat nnd GSI
pounds of clover. The value of the
Increased yields due to the eight tons
of manure was $17..'5-', or SU.17 per ton
for the manure. This was for manure
that was obtained in the open yard.
Manure that had been tramped down
In sheds where It was under shelter L
had a value of $2.5)3 per ton In Increas
ed crop yields.
The results obtained on n little run
down farm In Pennsylvania strikingly
show what can bo done with manure.
This farm was so badly exhausted
that It would produce. scarcely any
thing. Dairying was Introduced nhd
the manure applied to the land. After
a few yenrs of such treatment nnd
without the addition of nny commer
cial fertilizers whatever the produc
tivity of the farm was so greatly In
creased that nn annual revenue of $i!00
to the acre was received from It.
The effect of manure continues for
a great many years after Its applica
tion. Experiments with manured and
unmanured land have shown that the
yield lu the manured plots was con
siderably greater twenty years after
the Inst application of manure was
The best results are obtained, how
ever, when manure Is applied fre
quently and lu comparatively small
amounts. t For the ordinary Held
crops an application of eight tons to
the acre is sulliclent nt one time. To
get the required amount on each
acre nnd to get it applied evenly n
spreader Is a necessity. Manure spread
evenly over the ground is much more
effective than that thrown about In
FIO. VI, MAXUltU PILES IN OPEN TAItD.
large chunks, as Is usually done, with
a pitchfork. Still worse is the prac
tice of dropping the manure lu piles,
leaving It nearly all whiter and then
toward spring scattering It about with
a fork. In addition to spreading the
manure more evenly, the spreader
saves work enough to warrant any
one who has much stock In buying
The spreader should be kept In use
practically the year round. Slanuro
left lu the open ynrd for six months'
loses nearly half Its fertilizing value.
Manure kept In sheds does not lose In
value nearly so rapidly. A practice
that Is sometimes followed on dairy
farms Is to have n shed In connection
with the barn, keeping the cows In this
shed most of the time, turning them
Into the barn only long enough to be
milked. A plan that Is preferable to
this Is to have a small shed over the
door where the manure Is thrown out.
The spreader ean be backed Into this
shed ami the manure loaded directly
on 10 it at seasons of the year when
manure m h spread dheMlv upim
the I'Hil- .t ot her (lines iie manure
1 1 ip vm tut Into in sik! and
li-ft iut until It ' b- twilled.
Great REMOVAL Sale
BEGINNING "SATURDAY the loth
. Greatest November Sales Women's Outer Apparel
Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Here is the place to. select your
complete outfit for the occasion.
Excellent quality in Outings New line of C. B. Corsets
Extra showings in hand-made Drawn Work and real Cluny
Hats, Suits. Coats and Skirts
All new and the highest types of fashion, made especially for us
25 OFF ON ALL 11ILLINERY
$27.50 $ ''J
Suits at Jmtjf
5i8 $1C OK $17.50 $1K
Suits I0.U fin:ts Ivl
$10 Suits at $8.00
$7. en L'H .It
-r 1 - xj
$5. 00 j
$2 Underskirts now 51.50. 25
25 off on all Silk and
We will move to the new
building by Dec. 1st, and
therefore we are offering
you some strong bargains
Oar load just arrived on north track, between
freight house and station. Several varieties, in
first-class condition, which 1 wish to sell im
mediately, hence will make prices lower than
have yet been offered in Alliance on same qual
ity of Apples
$9.50 Coats . $7.25
8.00 Coats . 6.00
7.75 Coats . 5.75
7.50 Coats . 5.50
$6.00 Waists . $4.50
4,50 Waists . 3.75
2.00 Waists . 1.50
1. 00 Waists . .85
off on all Skirts
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