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FAUS SHOULD ROLL GROUND
TO PRDTEGT VINTER WHEAT GRGP
Professor Pugsley of the State University Advocates This Method
of Protecting the Wheat From Exposure Due to the Ground
Cracking and Allowing Air to Reach Roots.
Fanners of the slate of Ne
braska are facing a peculiar situa
tion, which may result in a big
los9 in (he winter wheat crop un
less proper precautions are taken
to overcome the condition.
According to Prof. C. W. Pugs
ley of the extension department of
the university, the ground where
winter wheat is planted is badly
cracked, the result of the heavy
snows and rains of the early part
of the year. The cracks, which
are three to five inches deep in
many places,' expose the roots of
winter wheat to the air, which
may result in much of the wheat
being killed. In addition, thfe sur
face ground is baked, caused by
the rapid drying of the. ground.
Because of the making of the
ground much of the moisture is
lost. The two conditions threat
en the winter wheat.
. To remedy the condition one
solution is offered that of roll
ing the ground. Professor Pugs
ley advises a thorough rolling of
the ground within the next week
or ten days, a corrugated roller
being preferable. Uy rolling the
ground the cracks will be tilled up
and in addition a mulch will be
formed which will prevent the loss
of moisture. If a corrugated rol
ler cannot be secured, a smooth
roller may be utilized to pood ad
vantage. Hut under all conditions
the ground should be rolled. Ac
nrrding to bulletins on file in the
bureau of publicity of the Com
mercial club of Omaha, wheat
Can Equip Stations for Operation
at an Expense of About
f. -'ne of the most impolrant of
the automatic mail catching and
delivering devices is owned by u
Nebraska company, and office
have been opened in the City' Na
tional bank building. Isaac Gur
wilch and Floyd Ha'iney of, Lin
coln are the inventors of the new
The device will safely and se
curely catch a mail pouch from a
flying mail car, at the same time
just as safely and securely deliver
a mail pouch into the Hying car.
It is a great invention, is destined
soon to fie adopted by all the rail
roads of the country and is cer
tain to realize a fortune In the
owners of the great device.
Demonstrations were made with
the model at the postmasters' con
vention at Omaha last fall and it
was pronounced a wonderful and
A company has been incorpor
ated, the American Automatic
Mail CaleluT Manufacturing com
pany, willi fo,nio capital stock,
Tor the puipo.se of placing the
1 MAIL BAGS
CWriUJU,ASWIkWs iui us lu nave yuu
It's the fact that high quality is an asset here
not simply an advertising theme. Everything in this
store is as good quality as we can get.
We promise our customers satisfaction; we make
a point of it because, while quality may be certain,
and prices fair to both of us, and value high in pro
portion to price, satisfaction is something for you to
decide. We may do our part as well as we can; if
you're not satisfied we'll do what we can to satisfy
you. Money back cheerfully if nothing else will do.
yield can be materially increased
by a systematic rolling of the
"Rolling winter wheat in the
spring has not failed in any of
the four years it has been tried at
the university to give an in
creas'ed yield," says Professor
Pugsley. "The average increase
has been 5.1 bushels per acre. The
rolling was given early in the
spring, soon after the frost was
out and about the lime the growth
started. Harrowing after rolling
was not as good as rolling alone.
Early spring rolling of winter
grain, pressing the earth firmly
about the plant roots, produces
good results. When frost comes
out it is apt to leave the soil filled
with small cracks. This is the
condition this year, because of
the heavy snows and freezes. The
stand in Nebraska this year is
good, practically up to the aver
age, and the prospects for a
bumper crop are good. Hut the
cracking of the soil must be at
tended to. The remedy is so
simple that I believe every farm
er in the state will take the proper
precaution. The condition is gen
eral and not confined to any par
ticular locality, though it is a
trifle worse in some parts of the
stale, where the" precipitation was
Bulletins have been prepared on
rolling of wheat. These may be
had free of cost by writing to the
Bureau of Publicity of the Com
mercial club of Omaha, or I ho Ne
braska Experiment Station.
"catcher" on the market. The
incorporators are: Sam Orlofsky,
president; Thomas II. William
son, secretary; Floyd Rainey,
treasurer; (Hyde 0. McCoy, Isaac
(iurwilfh .and (leorge Rathe.
Demonstrations will be ,. given
daily in the office of the company
on the ninth floor of the City Na
tional bank building in Lincoln.
The mechanism of the Ameri
can Automatic, mail catcher is not
complicated and a station, it is
said, can be equipped for opera
tion at an 'expense of about $30.
I'lovd Rainey. one of the invent
ors of Ibis device, is a brother of
William Rainey and Chief of
Police Hen Rainey of this city, nnd
James Rainey of Union.
Endorses Sam Hlnkle.
The International Brotherhood
of Boilermakers and Helpers of
Omaha local lodge No. 38, at their
meeting April i, 1012, endorsed
Samuel II inkle of llavclock for
state railway commissioner. This
lodge includes all of the contract
shops in the cities of Omaha and
South Omaha. This demonstrates
the fact that Mr. Hinkle is the
logical candidate for that import
ant office, as he has always been
Ihe friend of (ho laboring classes.
Mrs. Chris Wohlfarth and
daughters spent the day Saturday
in the metropolis. .
TJERE'S one fact
about this store
that's as important
for you to know as
dcct n nnu
Vallery Needs Training, Spence Is
Great A Battle Between
Strength and Science.
well, we all decided to take in
the wrestling match, so we beat
it right up to opra house and
bought 2 tikets wich they had
nerve enough to soke us 50 cop
pers a peice. well we didn't mind
as long as we were to see sum
thing, well any ways we gott rite
in the font row and the first one
bgun, which didn't last long i fer
get the exact lime, anyways that
big "rube" from mynard jest
threw "ace" edwards down in a
jiffy, which i didn't like no how,
cause you see it wus this way, i
had bet 2 bits on "ace" edwards
wilh mike flynn, and i jest didnt
want to lose it as you see i.only
earn 2 bones a week, which isn't
much for a feller like me. but i
wus game sport, wal we had a few
minets rest, and went to it again,
now this time i jest got up in my
chair and hollered fer "ace" like
a auctioneer at a sail, cause i
knowed what was in "ace," he is a
little cus but he has nerve and
grit and is preely strong and
above all he, is quick as greased
lighting, and is by no means stiff,
he is like those limber fellers-you
see in the shows, wal i just start
ed to heller fer "ace" with all my
mite, wal they wrestled about 10
or 15 minets and suddnly that big
"stiff" from mynard got. a toe holt
and sunlhing else nir "ace" and
flopcd him over on his back and i
thought fer a niinet my wizard
of the mat wus gone, but sudnly
i woke up and let out alioller that
you could heard at mynard if yon
had been thar. wal i coaxed "ace'
ami talked to him till i got him in
the notion no) to give up to 1 hat
mynard "si iff." wal you ought, to.
have seen that boy "ace" work be
jest (loped around and broke all
of holts that, that mynard , si iff
ever knew, why sport i jist knew
"ace" could do it wal tliey wrestl
ed fer about 10 minets when that
big feller what was refree sloped
them and told us thai they would
have to stop Ihe match as they
wanted to stage the big event, well
we didn't like Ibis at. all but he
jest wouldn't let them finish so
they brought, , out a guy;,, .from
louisville nebraska, what is cham
pion of cass county so (they paid,
and gave us fellers a Knock down
to him lliev called him "spence"
wal then they brought out a big
husky power fill I feller who they
called "vallery," wal now i knew
rite away that if "vallery" had
any sience he could eat 3 or 1 like
"joe spence" in 10 ininels, but
sience is just what "vallery"
didn't have but he did good any
ways, he showed the fellers Ibat
trenglh could break some of Ihe
best sienclitlc hulls, why "joe
spence" tried to weaken his neck
which he couldn't do, as "vallery"
has a neck like iron, wal after
about 20 minets or more spence
threw "vallery" wal then we had
a cat nap fer a while and Ihen
they won I to it again wal this lime
it only lasted about 10 minets
when "joe spence" threw "val
lery" again making 2 out of 3
falls, wal Ibis ended the show
and we all left fer home, some
mad and some glad, i wus rather
mad cause they hadent let my
man "ace" edwards go to a finish,
i know that he can throw that big
"stiff" from mynard and some
lime jn the future he will prove it.
- . johny.
Died on Operating Table.
A special from Elmwood, umb'r
dale of April 1 i, says:, "One of
the largest funerals hejd in, Ihe
history of Elmwood was held yes
terday from the Herman Evangeli
cal church and was thai of, Mrs.
Otto Fleshman. Her death came
as a great shock to her friends, as
she had' not been seriously ill ami
even her husband was not aware
of her condition and did not ar
rive in Omaha until after her
deatli. She died on the operating
table under Ihe influence of the
anaesthetic. Mrs. Fleslunan was
3 "J years old and leaves a husband,
mother, one sister, Mrs. Marie
llosenow, and three brothers,
(ieorge and Henry Olerking of this
place, and Ihe Rev. Mr. John Oler.
king of Atkinson, Nebraska. Rev-
Mr. Janan had charge of the
I have Jusl purchased a new
cleaning . machine and am ore-
pared lo clean all kinds of grain
nnd grass seeds; also seed corn
Alf. Nickels, Route 1, Murray.
Light Rrahnia eggs for selling.
Price &) cents per setting
Mrs. Win. Oilmonr, ft. F. I. No
I. IMaltsinouth, Neb.
Taken to His Home.
Alviu Meisinger, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George 11. Meisinger, of
Light Mile Grove, who fell in his
parents' dooryard and broke his
arm a week ago, was taken hrmie
Saturday, having been in this city
since the accident. He is doing
as well as one can under the cir
cumstances, but it will be some
lime before ihe lad can use bis
Plenty of Eggs and a Rollicking
Good Time in Jack Oak
Timber South of Town.
A rollicking crowd of men and
women, young and middle-aged,
met in the Jack Oak timber at
Alviih Ramge's place at 8:30 p.
m. one day last week and enjoyed
an old-time Easter egg roast. Re
freshments, consisting of hot and
cold boiled eggs, roast potatoes
and apples, were served up in the
latest style by Chef Rex Young,
assisted by Lloyd Lewis.
The guests were made comfort
able, seated on Jack Oak stumps
and bent saplings, and the cool
spring evening air only served to
whet their already keen appetites.
The chef and his assistants pre
pared the feast by placing three
iron kettles over (Ires kindled
from dead Jack Oaks, and into
the kettles were placed twelve
dozen eggs four dozen in each
kettle, while under the kettles, in
the hot ashes, a few pecks of
potatoes were roasted to a finish
ed brown. The apples were served
as nature left I hem.
An informal program was ar
ranged after the egg feast, and to
put the performers in a happy
frame of mind Lloyd Lewis favor
ed the company wilh a violin se
lection on his new "Sears A
Robuck" fiddle. Miss Clara Young,
on request, reciteiP'The, Swedes
in - Minnesota," which brought
down (lie Jack Oaks, Miss Mav
Lewis gave a reading, "When
l ather Carved the Herk," a selec
tion which also brought forth a
great deal of applause. Earn
Minluer then sang hii effusion
from Mozart, "Mother's Teeth
Will Soon Fit Sister," which
brought down' the leaves.-
After' the program w'as vvr it
was discovered that the'ehefs had
missed one basket of the eggs, a
small item of five or six dozen,
which had not been. Slouched." II
was decided to rallle these and the
one drawing Ihe .proper number
should lake the lot. Tlie fortun
ate holder was Joe Creainer, who
held Ihe unlucky, though this lime
lucky number, "13," and carried
the hen fruit away in triumph. It
was 2 o'colck a. in. when the tired
and happy company quit the Jack
Oak timber, and when they reach
ed, their homes dawn of day was
beginning to streak the eastern
ky. - -
.Those signing the guest's book
were: Alvin Ilainge, Lloyd Lewis.
I. E. Wheeler, F. II. Ramge,
Wayne Lewis, Percy Wheeler,
Edgar Creainer, Leo Minlner, W.
A. Wheeler, Will Oliver, Joseph
Creainer, 1). A. Young, W. Rex
Young, Harry A. Ramge, Mcs-
dames F. H. Ramge, Albert Wheel
er, A. O. Ramge, I). A. Young, Mis
ses Clara Young, Rose May
Creamer, Thelina Hanige, I). Fern
Markhurst, Susie Rintner, Lillian
Wheeler, Eva Minlner, May Lewis
and Catherine E. Rintner.
Euys Venner Property.
W. II. Venner and wife and
daughter of near Murray were in
Ihe city today. to close up a deal
and make the papers for their
residence properly at Ihe corner
of Tenth and Pearl streets.
Charles L, Martin is Ihe purchaser
of Ihe properly and will lake pos
session of the dwelling very soon.
As soon as abstracters can com
plete Ihe chain of title Ihe deal
will be closed. Mr. Martin is get
ling a desirable properly and is a
block nearer town than his former
Funeral of Pioneer Lady.
A special from Elmwood, dated
April 11. savs: "The funeral of
Mrs. Creamer, mot her of M. I
Creamer of this place, was held
this afternoon from Ihe Methodist
church. The Rev. Mr. Davis con-
dueled the service. Mrs. Cream
er was 83 jears old and leaves six
children. She, wilh Iter husband,
boniest eaded here in an early day
and she has spent the greater part
of her life in this vicinity."
- Red Polled Calves.
I have five high grade pedigreed
Red Poll bull calves for sale. Also
Darred Plymouth Rock eggs at
75c per setting.
Alf. Nickels, Route 1, Murray.
ffcV . .
Valenciennes Laces, per yard 2 to 35c
Torchon " . . " " ' 1 to 25c
Point Venise " " " 10 to 50c
Cluny ' " " ...10 to 35c
Armenian " " " 5 to 25c
American " " " 2 to 15c
Allover " ' M " 25c to $1.50
I I SILK CLOVES! I I
Silk Gloves in regular length, double tipped fingers, in
a full line of colors black, grey, tan, brown, navy, white,
pongee and Chamois Per pair 50c.
16-Button length, colors white and black
Per pair $1.25
Corner. Sixth and "Main St. jPAbies iiT
News. - 4
J. E. Manning and Jininiie
I'elerson received their guns last
Wednesday that were stolen from
the depot in February.
Mrs. I). C.'West and Gladys
were passengers to Lincoln on the
early train Monday and Dave, who
is constitutionally opposed to
early rising, followed on thejioon
Henry llecbncr .was-over from
Murray Sunday shaking hands
with his' many -friend in this coin-
inirmt ' ireitry ' says he 'is 'well
satisfied with his new job, but he
gets rather homesick for Ne-
hawka at times, '.
Mrs. J. M. Palmer, who has
been in a hospital at Oskaloosa,
Iowa, for the past two months
undergoing treatment, came home
Wednesday. She has had a long
siege of it in the hospital and her
many friends will be glad to know
thai she is greatly improved in
The farmers are busy seeding
oats and preparing their ground
for corn. They say a good dash
ing rain would put the ground in
belter shape to work, but are
satisfied with conditions as they
are, The ground is ' full of
moisture, and the outlook for
crops at this lime of year was
Rev. Van Muren came home
from Omaha Wednesday, where
he has been in the Methodist hos
pital for the past two weeks. The
operation, whereby one of his eyes
was removed, was a complete suc
cess and it will be but a short time
until he is recovered. The eye,
which had been blind for years,
on every Ladies'
Suit in the
IFongors Jg'. Store
J V. ZUCKER, Mgr.
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X llld Id LUC glCUlCSl
lace season the country ever
knew. We are ready for just
such a demand and are show
ing double the stock that we
ever had before:
was becoming inflamed and was
threatening the other, hence the
Last Thursday afternoon Henry
Knabe's hay barn caught fire from
a spark from an engine from the
wood sawing outfit at his place
ami in spite of all I hey could do
burned to the ground in a short
lime. There was nothing in the
barn but a little fodder and Ihe
loss is confined principally to the
barn, on which we understand
there was a small amount of in
surance. Mr. Knabe just built the
barn last summer.
A carioac of dirt moving lends
and hor&c9l were -shipped in 1ast
week from Omaha, and Monday
morning about a doen "skinners"
unloaded from the flyer prepared
to go lo work at the Van Court
quarry on Ihe hill, stripping. This
is one of the best quarries in the
country, but there is an immense
amount of dirt to move before
they get to the rock.
Makes Lively Runaway.
W. M. Davis started to town
this afternoon and stopped at O.
Gibson's on a business errand.
While bis gray nag was tied to a
post an auto came along and
frightened the animal and it broke
loose and ran lo town, bringing
up at a telephone pole on South
Fourth street, breaking the buggy
ami doing considerable damage.
Mr. Davis followed Ihe horse to
town and found her tied lo a post
wilh the buggy not far away, the
White Plymouth Rook Eggs.
White Plymouth Rock eggs for
sale at $3.00 per hundred. Mrs.
Geo. A. Kaffenberger, II. F. D. No.
2, Plaltsmoulh. ' . .'
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