The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, July 05, 1909, Image 1
Heralbl, J.0 TWICE A WEEK NKWS. Fbtallishcd Nov. 5. 1?:1 PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, MON DAY, .1 U LY 3, 1!0! VOL. XLYIN0.23 HERALD. EsUblithwi April 16. 1SG4 ( Con'clidatcd'Jan. 1. 1335 -TV T" i n A HAL A New For age Plant Government Experiments With Alfilaria Seed With Mark ed Success. in In connection with the Bureau of Hant Industry of the Department of Agriculture, the Forest Service has been carrying on a series of experi ments relative to the reseeding of over grazed areas upon the National Forests the west. Among other important forage plants selected for experimental work is the common alfilaria (Erodium cicutarium) of the southwestern desert country. This splendid forage plant grows all over the deserts of southern California Arizonia and New Mexico and furnishes one of the best plants for fattening live stock, especially sheep, known to the stockmen. It grows in the early spring when green feed is most, desir able and in a few weeks will cover the desert with a rich green blanket until it looks almost like an alfalfa field. The plant generally reaches a maximum height of from eight to ten inches in side of six weeks and in six weeks more ha3 all died down and blown away leaving the ground as bare as a flor. The seeds of this plant have been car ried from California, in the wool of migrating sheep, into the adjoining states, but while it will grow at high altitudes, it does not reach any great height above an elevation uf 3,000 feet. The first obstacle the Government experts ran against wa3 the impossi bility of obtaining seed in the open markets that would germinate. The seed commands a high price and is hard to obtain but of samples pur chased from various seed houses the germinating jower , was never higher than thirteen per cent and the average of several samples was about eight per cent. ' ' " " " In order to determine, if possible, where the fault lay, In the non-germin ating power of the seeds purchased, the Forest Service sent one of iti plant Mnerts. Arthur W. Sampson, into the field in southern California wbere alfi laria wa3 known to be most abundant, with orders to gather seed of this plant and make a careful study of the con ditions governing its growth. This has been done ar.u it is very evident that if the seed can be gather ed at the proper time and under proper conditions, it will have a high germinat ing power. Samples of the seed gath ered by Mr. Sampson showed agermin ation of over ninety-one per cent which is certainly high enough to be satis factorv to any purchaser. Mr. Samp Bon has beerf"able to outline a method . of gathering this seed by which one man can gather a very large amount with very little troubb. Enough of the seed can be easily secured with a hicrh eerminative power with which to make experimental plantings on sev eral of the National Forests where this plant would make an admirable addition to the local forage supply. Alfilaria, under normal conditions, seems to be best in a soil composed mostly of de composed granite, but it is believed it will flourish in most light sandy soils where there is sufficient moisture in the early spring to start the growth. Now that tho Forest Service has shown how to gather the seeds there is no doubt but that the lo:al seed men will avail themselves of the experiment and that in future the grade of seed men will be of. a much better germina tive strength. Brief Local Happenings John Clarence of Uuion was in the National Apple Show Spokane will Give Big Prizes for Apples in December. Spokane, Wash., July 3. -Howard Elliott, president of tbe Northern Pa cific Railway Co., ha3 accepted the Presidency of the National Apple Show, Inc., which will award $33,000 in prizes and trophies' at its second annual exhi bition in Spokane, Dec. 6 to 11. He succeeds Louis W. Hill, president of Great Northern Railway Co , who was head of the organization last year. The primary purposes of the exposi tion are to educate the growers and handlers to the fact that the apple city Friday attending the hearing for a i9 a staple product; that the new trial in his case. S 1 Mrs. Joseph Fitzgerald went over to Louisville Saturday to visit relatives and frier.d3 during the celebration. Will Robertson departed for Louis ville Friday on business and to inci dentally do a little celebrating on the side. Mrs. Pratt of Corning, Iowa, return ed to her home Friday after a visit near the city with the family of A. E. Todd. Mr3. G. H. Ed ward j departed for her home at Ashland Friday after a few davs visit in the city with her sister Mrs. E. N. Harmon. Rhyme and Reason Neat and natty; natty and neat; Dutchess Trousers are hard to s beat. Easy to sell and easy to wear; Prices right and quality there. Easy in fit and stylish in cut; Richman's palace orlumberman's hut, At home or abroad, at woik or at play, Suitable always. Try them today; State Board Of Agriculture A Splendid Article on the Finish ing of Corn Cultivation. Just a closing word on laying by the corn. Most of the fields are now being cultivated for the last time, and Ne braska corn is indeed promising. The (juestion which concerns a good farmer U "How can I improve the yield of my Corn field?" . When we carefully figure up the BUldeilS Lifted. time we have spent in bringing the soil Back From South. A. S. Will arrived home Monday from his. trip to Mexico; New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. Mr. Will was looking for large tracts of good graz ing land as he is largely interested in cattle raising and his western holdings are becoming valuable for farm lands which will necessitate finding cheaper range for the profitable raising of his herds. He has travelled extensively all over the southwest and returns satisfied that part of the country is well worth the time and expense of investigation. 10 Cents a Button $1.00 a Rip The appearance ol custom-made trousers without the cost. Price SI. SO to $5. CE.Wescott'sSons "Where Quality Counts." Miss Carrie Sherwood wa3 a passen ger r nday lor Louisville wnere sne went to celebrate and visit with the family of Will Hoever. Martin r reancn ana daughter were passengers on the special baturday morning foi Louisviile where they went to enjoy the celebration. Louis Keezar and wife left on the afternoon train for Cedar Creek Fri day. From there they drove over to Louisville to assist in the celebration there. W. II. Heil drove in from his home atPleasant View Friday to attend to business in the county seat. Mr. Heil has one of the best herds of red polled stock in the county. M. M. Beal returned from Kansas City Friday where he had been in the hospital for treatment. Beal says he feels fire and is ready for work again which will be good news to his many friends. Claud Seivers was in town for an overnight visit with his parents Satur day, coming down from Omaha where he has beun with his wife who is re covering from an operation for appen dicitis. Miss Hannah Black, who has charge of the General Delivery window at the pnstoffice, left for Omaha last week where she entered a hospital to be nursed through an attack of typhoid fever. Miss Black has beer, boarding and she did not wish to put her friends to any inconvenience. W. II. Seybert and family and Mrs, A. F. Seybert and family boarded the special at Cullom and swelled the crowd going to Louisville to attend the celebration. At Cedar Creek the special picked up a large delegation headed by James Hessentlow the Rural Mail Carrier', and rear-guarded by John F. Wolff theigeneral merchandise dealer. John Novotney arrived in Platts mouth Friday from Chickasha, Ind Te ritory, for a few day3 visit with relatives and friends. He states all Cass County people there are doing well and that he and his brother Frank are well pleased with the country. Crops there are much ahead of here, all corn being long since laid by and small grain harvested. Miss Laura Meisinger, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Conrad Meisinger, who recently retired from farm life and took up their residence in Plattsmouth, de parted on the afternoon train Friday for Louisville where she will visit over the Fourth with the family of her sister Mrs. John F. Ilennings. From there she will go to Elmwood for a visit her sister Mrs. Geo. Stox-hr. Mr. August Hoffman and wife ar rived in the city Saturday morninz and accompanied Miss Alice Kvech, who is ' a sister of Mrs. IIofTman, as far as j Omaha, where the young lady expect ; ed to catch n train for her home at i Wilber, Neb. Miss Kvech had been visiting the Hcffmans at the homeof T. E. Todd for several days, and de I clarcs she had a most enjoyable time. markets at home and abroad are con stantly increasing; that prizes for clean fruit of color, size and flavor are ad vancing; that the demand was. never greater than at present, and that over production is entirely out of question during this century. It is also de signed to establish a standard, with the view toward a greater development of the apple industry. The competitions in the variou3 class es, ranging from $1,000 for the best car of apples to $5 for the best tingle fruit, will be handled free and open to all, the plan being to have a sufficient ly wide variety to make a world's ex position, in which every exhibitor will have a chance in the awards. Pomol ogists of national reputation will be judges of the exhibits. "It will be the purpose of the officials of the National Apple Show to arrange for the co-operation of the growers and handlers of the continent and the en- tire world at the coming exposition, Said Ren. H. Rice, secretary of the or ganization, "each for its own good and all for the good of the whole, toward the betterment of the apple industry, which, experts say, is destined to be come the leader in wealth-production of the northwest. to a proper tilth and the corn to its present conditions will it pay us to add just a little more labor if we can further Increase the yield? We think it will, and therefore wish to urge that the field be gone over with a single horse, five-tooth cultivator, which will destroy the young weeds level the ground and Conserve the moisture for the corn it self itself. This should be done twice at least, the first time commencing about July 15 and the second time dur ing the first week in August. Should a heavy rain occur near the times stated, follow with cultivation as quick ly as you can get on the ground. '. Doubtless you will say this is to much work when we are busy in grain and hay fields, but it will easily pay an ex per.d.ture of $3.00 per day. This is not thtory but is gathered from actual ex perionce, for it wa3 the plan followed by a boy at Gretna who raised 102 bu shels on a single acre last year while his father's field adjoining, cultivated in the usual old-fashioned manner went only 33 busheb to the acre. Two years ago in competition for the prize offered in the acre corn contest by the State Board of Agriculture, Har ry Olderog, of Gretna, raised 118 bu shels and 30 pounds from a single acre and finished up his cultivation in this manner. W ith such facts confronting yoa, can you afford to miss your oppor tunity? From Plattsmouth Backs Relief Proved by Lapse of Time. . Wreck on The Burlington Fast Freight Collides with Switch Engine in Local Yard3. S3 w LOUISVILLE (SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE) Backache is a heavy burden; Nervousness wears one out; Rheumatic pain; urinary ills; All are kidney burdens- Daily effects of kidney weakness. No use to cure the symptoms, Relief is but temporary if the cause remains. Cure the kidneys and you cure the cause. Relief comes quickly-comes to stay. Doan's Kidney Pills cure kidney ills; Prove it by your neighbor's case. Here's Plattsmouth testimony. The story of a permanent cure. C. Tyler, Rock Street, Tlattsmouth, Nebr., says: "About two years ago when suffer ing from a lameness across my loins and acute pains through my back when I moved, I procured Doan's Kidney Pills from Gering & Co.'s drug store They benefited me so greatly that I publicly recommended them and advis ed other persons afflicted in a similar way to give them a trial. I have been so free from kidney trouble since that I do not hesitate to renew my former testimonial For Bale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name Doan's -and take no other. 19-4 Mr. Chas. Fetzger is very sick. Miss Hazel Williams spent Sunday in Omaha. Miss Lillian Bell of Ashland, is a guest of Mrs. M. N. Drake. Mis3 Daisy McNealy visited with relatives in Omaha this week. The Misses Bosselm?.n of Omaha Sun- dayed with Miss Grace Ahl. Mrs. Edith Kealor and children cele brated with relatives in Louisville. Mis3 Hizsl Jones of Lincoln, Visited over the Fourth with her parents. Mrj. J. B. Djff..of Cjiir Creak, vis ited relatives over Sunday in Louisville. Miss Frances Case of So. Omaha was a guest of the Suitors over Sunday, Mrj. Chis. Wright of Lortan, Nebr., is a guest of her sister, Mrs. Geo.Lutz. Chas. Richey, wife and daughter, Catherine were in Omaha Wednesday. C. E. Met zger of Cedar Creek, cele brated the Fourth in Louisville Satur day. ' Miss Fannie Hoyt of Sprinefield visited her sister, Alice Twiss, over the Fourth. Miss Rena Tohl of Murdock, was a guest of Mrs. H. E. Pankonin over Sunday. Chas. Gerloch and family of Manley, attended the celebration at Louisville Saturday. Mrs. Lulu McMathews of Omaha visited her sister, Mrs. M. N. Drake, Saturday. Edd Todd and wife of Plattsmouth, were guests of C. G. Mayfieldand fami ly Saturday. Miss Lenora Taugeman of Gretna, was a guest or. miss uiga uogers over j the Fourth. were guests of J. P. Wood and family over Sunday. James Masters and Miss Effie Worth were passengers on the excursion to Omaha Sunday. Diamonds. Alvin Huff returned last Wednesday Crabill'a from Sidney, Nebr., where he had been teaching school. airs. Win. Ken or nattsmouth was a guest of her sister, Mrs. Lena Sey bert, over Sunday. Wm. Childer?, wife and daughter, Alice, went to Lincoln Sunday evening for a few days' visit. The base ball game Saturday between Plattsmouth and Louisville scored 6 to 7 in favor of Louisville. Misses Lotta Koop and Bessie Gada way are home from the state normal at Peru, for a few. days. Mr. and Mrs. John Givens of Cedar Creek, were guests of James Dugan and family over the Fourth. Wm. Robertson of Plattsmouth was in Louisville Friday and Saturday shaking hands with old friends. Mr. and Mrs. Jno. McNurlin and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Seybert of Plattsmouth, were guests of O. M. Seybert and fami ly over the Fourth. Geo. Rau .of Utica, Nebr., passed I through town Friday enroute to hia home after a visit with his brother, W. j J., cashier of the Manley State Bank. j Mrs. Wm. Kuntzman of Suprhe, Nebr., is a guest of her sister, Mrs. ; Henry Alh. Monday Mesdames Ahl and Kuntzman visited their mother, Mrs. J. Walradt, at Greenwood. The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ! W. Taylor was operated on at the hos- James Robertson, wife and daughters were among tne large number ot Plattsmouth people going to Louisville to see Plattsmouth s crack base ball team have their colors trailed in the dust, though it was anybody's game till the last half of the ninth inning. A very serious wreck took place in the north end of the local Burlington switch yards late Thursday night and though no lives were lost, Fireman Earl R. Blish, of the local switching crew had hia left foot so badly injured that amputation was necessary, and the leg was taken off at a point about four inches above the ankle. The wreck was caused by an east bound extra freight heading into the local switch engine No. 3001; which ia known as "Big Dick" on account of its monstrous size. It had been at work in the yards, and the crew knowing the extra was about due, had coupled on to a box car and were trying to get lo oted where they could get behind the extra and heip it over the hill. Big Dick was about ready to sidetrack but before it could get in the clear the ex tra rounded the curve near the pump house and coming at an estimated rata of forty miles an hour struck the loca engine in the rear. Both engines were badly damaged, and three box cars were demolished, their contents con sisting of every kind of merchandise, being scattered over the tracks. One Cudahy refrigerator car was partly do- railed but stayed on its trucks and was sent out Saturday morning on an eaat bound freight. The wreck blocked the main line and and the wrecker was ordered and ar rived about 4 o'clock. The work waa rushed and the line was clear for No. 6 which left for the east at 8:10. Fireman Blish is resting very easily at the Perkins House where he was taken after the operation, which waa performed by Dr. Stewart Livingston. Of course there is the usual specula tion in regard to who was responsible for the accident, some stating that the switching train should have been in the clear, while others hold that the engi neer of the extra should have come in to the yards with the train under com plete control. However investigation will fix the blame and we refrain from comment. Investigate prices at Eddie Todd and wife drove in from the farm near Oreapolis and expected to start for the grand celebration at Louisville bright and early but local freight No. 29 was three hours late and they were compelled to wait untill 10:30 when the spec'al departed. it r t. mi I rTM t.fi I Emmons Richey of Plattsmouth drove ! Plia' in um,a"a 1 nu"'"y- ne ?""a to Louisville Saturday with his new j haa been slck 'or several weeks. The automobile. j operation waa successful and the child Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eddy of Milford, win beal,e t(J "turn home soon. John McNurlin and wife were visitors , in Louisville over Sunday with the family of Cam Seybert. Mrs. S. I.. Maines departed Thurs day for her horns at Wat. on, Mo., after a few days visit in the city with her daughter, Mrs. J. C. York. cently contracted to deliver his new crop of wheat to Mynard at $1.09 per bushel. Geo. Mild and wife were in the city Friday. Geo. staged that lightning- struck and somewhat damaged n large j barn which is beinwf built on his brother, I'hilin'n farm. Tho ciirnnnti'i'M hud int Major Hall and two sons were Tlatts- r?turned to the house on acoount of i mouth visitors Friday. Mr. lh ro-' tho storm and th'J. e.cap.J injury. Short Cuts to Comfort That's what our athletic under wear is. 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