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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1912)
OdDnrt Flsumi Seed Cora
Tflnaft Woinft Grow
Men from the state experiment station who have examined samples
of the best seed corn exhibited at the local corn shows, short)
. courses and farmers' institutes all over the state say that
only from 10 to 40 per cent of the
samples submitted will grow.
Corn for Seed Purposes is in a W orse Con
dition than has ever been known
A Grave Situation Exists
How to Test Seed Corn
Enough ears to plant twenty acres
can be tested in a single day with
home made tester. Take a box six
inches deep and about two by three
, feet in size. Fill the box about half
full of moist dirt, sand or sawdust.
Press it well down so it, will have a
smooth, even surface. Now take a
white cloth about the size of the box,
rule it off checkered fashion, making
squares one and one-half inches each
way. Number the checks 1, 2, 3 and
so on. Place this over the sand, dirt
Take the ears to be tested and either
lay them out on the floor and mark a
number in front of each or attach
a numbered tag. Now take off about
six kernels from each ear (not all from
the same place, but at several points
on all sides.) Put these kernels on
the squares coresponding in number
to those placed on the ears of corn.
Be careful not to get them mixed.
Keep the ears numbered to correspond
EXACTLY- with the numbers on the
squares of cloth. .
After the kernels have been placed
carefully oh the cloth which covers
the moist sand, dirt or sawdust, cover
them with another cloth, considerably
larger than the box; cover this cloth
with about two inches of the same
moist sand and keep the box in a
warm place. It must not get cold.
The kernels will germinate in four
to six days.
Remove the cover carefully to avoid
I misplacing the kernels. . Examine them
carefully. Some will have long sprouts
but almost no roots; others will not
have grown at all, but the kernels
from ears which will produce corn if
planted, will have both sprouts and
good root systems.
Compare the numbers on the squares
with those on the ears. Put back
into the feeding corn bin the ears
which correspond in number to . the
numbers on the squares where the ker
nels did not grow or where they
showed only weak roots.
The ears numbered corresponding to
those" on the cloth which showed strong
signs of life are the ones to preserve
for - seed. Every kernel from these
ears should produce a stalk, every
stalk an ear.
A number of more convenient seed
corn testers are manufactured for sale.
They are all good any implement
dealer or seed house will know where
to get them.
If we are to have a corn crop
this yearear of con,
should be tested to see if
it will grow, before it is
Suppose one dead ear is
planted. The planter fails to
get one thousand stalks of
cornalmost 12 bushels of
Leading corn authorities
say that no man can tell if
corn will grow or not without
making a germination test.
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Particularly this yerr, corn that
.if . .
looks good on the outside is dead in
the germ, and positively will not
The business, men of Omaha appre
ciate that business prosperity de
pends upon the success of the corn
crop, and are theref ore making this
effort to arouse the state to the ne
cessities of the case. If in any com
munity there is more than enough
seed corn to plant your own farm,
please let us know, that we may se
cure the additional supply for other
parts of the state.
Publicity Bureau, Commercial Club, Omaha
WHY NEIGHBORS FALL OUT
Here Are Some of the Remarks That
Often Start the Clothesline
"Yes, I'm going to bring your lawn
mower home tomorrow, sere. The
blamed old rattletrap Is no good, any
way." "Ma wants to know if she can bor
row another cup o' sugar of you to
day? She's keepln' track of al! or it."
"I wish you'd keep your cfclckens in
your own yard. This is the ath
time I've planted corn in my garuen,
and I'm getting sick of seeing your
hens get it all."
"Say, that kid of your wants to quit
his heaving rocks against my barn;
or, by heavens, I'll get after him good
"Why in thunder, don't you keep
your dog at home? He's chased our
cat upon the house three times this
morning. I'll shoot the critter sure if
you don't keep him tied up."
"Your boy busted my boy's coaster
last night, and I've come over to see
what you propose to do about it."
"Can't you put some kind of a
muzzle on that blamed old rooster you
are harboring? He's the pest of the
neighborhood. Nobody can get a de
cent night's rest around here."
"Yes, I ought to have sent your pa
per right back; but I'll have Johnnie
bring it over in a few minutes, as
soon as I read the sports page." Los
CONSCIENCE OF THE SCOTCH
Tourists Who Wanted a Boat Ride
' on Sunday Finally Overcame
A couple of tourists staying at a
village which is in close proximity to
a well known Scottish loch had a fancy
one fine Sunday to go for a row on the
loch. They accordingly sallied forth
in search of the boatman, whom they
met just leaving his house dressed in
his Sunday best and carrying a Bible
under his arm.
"We want to go for a row," said one
of the tourists.
"Dae ye no' ken it's the Sawbath?"
answered Sandy; "ye'll no' get a boat
frae me the day, forbye I'll hae ye tae
ken that I am an elder o' the kirk." .
"Yes, yes," expostulated the tour
ists, "that's all very well for you, but
we don't require you with us. You
can go to church; we can row our
selves." "Ay, ay," said the elder, "but Jist
think whit the meenister'll say."
"Never mind the minister," was
the reply; "he will know nothing about
It. We will pay you well."
"Ah, Weel," said Sandy, "I'll no" let
ye the boat, bit I'll tell ye . whit I'll
dae. Dae ye see yon wee boatie doon
among the rushes?'. Weel, she's ready
wf the oars inside. Jist ye gang
down there an' row oot tae the middle
or the loch, an' I'll come doon tae the
bank an' swear at ye; bit never ye
mind, ye jist row on an' I'll call for
the money Monday." Ideas. '
Graceful East Indians.
Describing the women of India, a
writer says: "Even the most withered
toil-worn hag has a dignity of carriage
and a grace of motion that the west
ern woman might envy. The 'sari' ia
draped in an easy flowing style an
adjusted as It slips back with a grace
ful turn of the silver . bangled arm,
the skinny legs move rythmlcally, and
the small feet fall with a silent and
pantherlike tread. It is the beaut?
or natural and untrammeled motion,
and says much in favor of the aboli
tion of the corset, for the Indian wo
men retain their uprightness and sup
pleness of figure till bowed with age.
"The commonest type is the coolie
woman, who undertakes all. sorts ot
rough work, carrying heavy burdens
on her head, and she is. perhaps, the
least attractive, for her workaday
garments are usually faded and dirty;
yet, even among this poor . class ol
burden bearers, we see - many witu
handsome straight features and supple
well proportioned figures.
"No matter how . poor their . gar
ments, Jewelry of some sort is worn;
'necklaces of gold or beads, colored
g'.ass or silver bangles and heavy sil
Gray Leaved Plants.
Next to green, gray is the restfulest
and most satisfactory color to be had
in foliage. . We now have so many
hardy plants with gray foliage that, we
can choose one for each month of
blcom and color of flower.
Among them are the silvery milfoil,
golddust, the white and purple reck
oress, the woolly leaved chickweed,
many hardy pinks, Siebold's day lily,
Kischer's horned poppy, lavender cot
ton, woundwort and woolly thyme.
Some of these are decidedly silvery.
Others incline to a blue cast which is
lost pronounced in' the globe thistles
?d sea hollies. Such colors are so
unusual in nature that it is easy to
overdo them in gardens. Country
Life in America.
Haste to Reimburse.
: While carrying a ladder through
the crowded streets of Philadelphia
the other day a big Irishman was so
unfortunate as to break a plate glass
window in a shop. Immediately drop
ping his ladder, the Celt broke into a
run. But he had been seen by the
Lhopkeeper, who dashed after him and
caught him by the collar.
"See here!'' 'angrily exclaimed the
rhopkeeper when be had regained his
brpyih, "you have brokn my window!"
-"Sure I have," assented the Celt.
d ?l$dn't you see me running hori
.o the money to pay for ltf"
HAD NOTHING MORE TO SAY
How the Lady's Complaints Wore Si
lenced by the Fluent Dairy
Fault-finding may be met in any one
of several ways. The method em
ployed by the dairymen of whom the
Rehoboth Herald tells would not serve
with some people; but apparently It
served with the lady at No. 75.
He had been told on starting out
on the route that No. 75 was inclined
to find fault, but that she, was a good
customer, and he was on no account
to be rude to her.
"Those eggs you left here yester
day were stale!" grunted Mrs. 75, on
the dairyman's second visit.
"Those eggs," responded the dairy
man; blandly, "was laid half an hour
before you had 'em, by special quick
laying birds imported from the Mooly
Yomps isles, ma'am, and they came
down to this very house by marconi
gram, so you should have 'em fresh.
A bit of twangy flavor they may have,
but you can rest assured, ma'am, they
Mrs. 75 gasped.
"Well, the milk didn't seem as good
as usual yesterday, either," she pur
sued. i "Well, the boss will be cut up wheji
he hears that!" continued the dairy
man. "He sent down to Alderney a
purpose for a cow that eats nothing
Taut peaches and pineapples. 'Never
mind the expense,' sezee. 'This cow
we shall keep a-purpose for the lady
at 75, and mind it sleeps on a feath
er bed at night,' he sez, 'and don't
forget the eider-down quilt and the
bed socks.' Was there anything
wrong with the butter, ma'am?"
But Mrs. 75 shook her head, speech
less. Youth's Companion.
MATERNITY IS A PRIVILEGE
Little Lecture on - Marriage- and ' Di
vorce That May Interest Some .
"Some folks wonder at the miracles
in the Good Book, but God did the big
gest and most unexplainable thing
when he gave woman the privilege of
. being a mother. You might marry an
other, man some 'time,- but there's
something you'd never forget, and that
Is that Perk is the father of 'L-ucille
and Mary Jane. It's somethin' that
demands from you a lot of forgive
ness, if need be, for whatever ite does.
I don't think there's any divorce that
God's a-goin' to recognize which sepa
rathes fathers and mothers. He might
overlook their livin' apart from each
other if things went too far cross
wise, but I doubt if he's goin to fix
affairs up in heaven after the Judg-
ment day by sayin' 'Mr. Smith, the
courts down there in the. TJ. S. A. eays
you ain't got no right to call this wom
an your wife and so I'm givin' her
to .Mr, Jones, who. married., her. jthre
years after she got her decree. He 11
take cafe of your angel children and
you'll have to go way back and s!
down.' I say I don't think he's goi-r:
to do it that way." "Mary Jane's Pa,"
in the Novelization by Norman Way.
Music as a Municipal Asset.
The deep wave of enthusiasm fo?
music is in the country; the crest ol
the wave is in the cities. Every me
tropolis we have more than , one is
a mammoth conservatory. Six cities
support symphony , orchestras of th
first rank. They are Chicago, St
Louis, Cincinnati, Kansas City, St
Paul, and Minneapolis. A symphony
orchestra, be it known, la the ne p'u -:
ultra of a music-center.. To supper l
such a luxury is impossible save witii
the help of many well-to-do' Jofcji
Stones. It i3 also impossible withoui
a solid foundation of music-lovers
enough to fill the hall nearly ever;
time. The city that has one has some
thing that its commercial association
can use with large effect in advertis
ing literature. .. For it has come to be
recognized in the west : that musical
achievement is a municipal asset. The
"boosters" of a city now call atten
tion to its banks, its newspapers, its
wharves, its factories and its sym
phony orchestra. Metropolitan Magazine..
Dobbleigh was a confirmed borrow
er, and, what was worse, he seldom
returned the borrowed articles. . H
had held on to Whibley's umbrella,
for instance, for nearly a year.
"And I'm blest if I know how I am
ever going to get it back," said Whib
ley. "Easy," said Hickenlooper. "Call a
messenger and send,- Dobbleigh this
note." . v I'': .
And he scribbled off the following:
"Dear Dobbleigh: If you can spare it
I'd like, to borrow that umbrella ol
mine for a couplfHof days. Can you
oblige me?" Harper's Weekly.
Out of Mouths of Babes.
Little Harold, aged five, helped hi 3
grandfather last summer, setting out
fruit trees, and was telling his father
about it the other night.
Thinking to improve the ; oppor
tunity of pointing a moral, father
"Who made the trees, son?"
The kid thought for a moment, then
his face lit up with a knowing smile.
"I gueBS God made the trees," he
said. "But grandpa stood 'em up."
Milwaukee Free Press.
"I can read your mind. I see there
in dark thoughts."
"Yes. I was wondering when
would get our coal." .
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25c per bottle
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Jewelry and wares ot
Best selected stock in Lincoln,
Here you can get anything you
want or need in the line of
jewelry, and at the inside
price. Especially prepared for
commencement and wedding
! Watch repairing and "
Engraving. . . . , "
See Fleming First
Plenty of it. Utmost Secrecy.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Estate No. 3019 of Heinrich Mohr;
deceased, in the County Court of Lan
caster County, Nebraska, '
The State of Nebraska, ss.: Credi
tors of said estate take notice that the
time limited for presentation and fil
ing of claims against said estate is
September 16, 1912, and for payment
of debts is April 15, 1913; that I will
sit at the County Court room in said
County, on June 17, 1912, at 2 P. al
and on September 16, 1912, at 2 P.' If
to receive, examine, hear, allow, or ad
just all claims and objections duly filed
Dated February 9, 1912.
(Seal) GEO. H. RISSER,
By ROBIN R. REID, Clerk. l-4t
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