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1 According to State Geologist R. C.
Allen of Michigan, that state may
cease to be a coal producing state
within fifteen years.
• * •
The commission of five appointed
V>y the French government to select
a site at the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion has been received by President
[Wilson and Secretary Bryan.
• • •
Complete revision of the framework
of the administration currency bill
was proposed by Senators Reed,
Hitchcock and Bristow during the
examination of Samuel Untermeyer
before the senate banking committee.
• * •
The revenue cutter Bear, at Cn
alaska, will search Alaskan waters
for the missing Bchooner, Wasp for
the safety of whose crew and A. X.
Evans, commissioner of education in
Alaska, fear is felt.
Harvey S. Chase, the government’s
highest paid employe, has quit his
Job at $50 a day. He is an expert ac
countant and has been engaged for
last two years in revising the book
keeping methods of the Treasury de
• • •
Samuel Gompers and Frank Mor
rison of the American Federation of
Labor and the seven vice presidents
composing the executive council have
formally thanked Persident Wilson
for his appointment of \V illiam B.
Wilson as secretary of labor.
• • »
A shakeup in the department of
agriculture to reduce expenses has
been predicted by Secretary Houston
before the house agricultural commit
tee. The secretary says his plan is
not ready, but declares that In the
office he has discovered twenty-five
* * *
David Lamar, who figured in the
congressional lobby investigation and
later was indicted for impersonating
congressman in telephone talks with
prominent fianciers, has been held by
a United States commissioner for the
action of the federal authorities in
New York and admitted to $3,000
• • •
The production of wheat in the
principal countries of the world that
raise it is estmated to be 4.1 per cent
greater this year than last, the total
production being estimated at 3,330,
©00,000 bushels, according to a cable
gram to the department of agriculture
from the International Institute of
Agriculture at Rome.
• • *
Edward D. Hulbert of Chicago,
practical banker and Prof. Irving
Fisher of Yale university, expert of
the theory' of currency, indorsed the
principles of the administration cur
rency bill before the senate commit
tee. Both, however proposed a num
ber of amendments, designed to alter
the proposed methods for carrying
cut the purposes of the measure.
Selma Shankland, aged 6 years, of
Dawson, 111., was probaly fatally in
jured when the clapper of the school
bell fell and struck nim on the left
• * •
W. J. Caughey, a justice of the
peace in Henry county, Illinois, has
tried only one case in twenty-one
years of service, and then the penalty
consisted of a $1 fine.
• • •
The first disorder in the Colorado
coal miner’s strike occurred when
Camp Marshal Robert Lee, at Segun
do, near Trinidad was shot and killed.
According flo information received
the shooting was done by strikers.
• • •
Miss Daisy Odene, of Davenport, la.,
tri-city pasenger agent of the Burling
ton railroad, the only woman holding
such a position in the world, and the
only woman member of the American
Association of Passenger Agents, at
tended the sessions of the conven
tion in St. Paul, Minn.
• • •
J. B. Makada, a wealthy Japanese
merchant and for many years official
interpreter in the police courts, was
shot dead in San Francisco by an un
known assassin while walking the
hallway of his office building.
• * •
While competing in a motorcycle
hill climbing contest, Victor L.
ounger, reporter for the Freeport
Journal and seceretary for Illinois of
the Federation of American Motor
cyclists, was killed instantly. His
motorcycle got beyond control and
struck a telephone pole.
• • •
The Laramie Boomerang, which
was founded in 1881 by Bill Nye. the
humorist and editor, and editea and
printed by him for years until its
fame was world-wide, has gone to the
• • •
Officials of the western federation
of miners have given notice that the
Injunction granted by Circuit JvSge
O’Brien prohibiting picketing and pa
rading by copper strikers at Calumet,
while men are going to or coming
from work in the mines will be con
• • •
Maryland planned 1,285 miles of
good road and appropriated $10,000,
000 to build It The money will soon
be spent on about 600 miles and the
state papers say that $6,000,000 will
be asked to complete the rest
A proposed memorial tower at San
Antonia, Tex., will be 802 feet high.
« • *
James Fairlie of Des Moines, la-,
has been appointed actuary of tho
Illinois insurance department.
• a •
The suffrage school, established in
New York by Mrs. Carrie Chapman
Catt, is drawing an increasing number
ow women students desirious of learn
ing the noble art of speechmaking.
a a a
What is said to be the largest ship
ment of com received from South
America for more than two years ar
rived in New York when a steamship
put in with a cargo of 7,300 tons of
shelled corn from Buenos Ayres.
• • •
Spanish minister, Don Juan Rianosy
Gayangos, as special representative of
King Alfonso, stood by Lieutenant
Governor Wallace of California when
the latter dedicated a monument to
Juan Cabrillo, the early Spanish navi
gator who discovered San Diego bay.
• • •
Mrs. Marshall Holt of San Fran
cisco, who has large land interests
in California, and looks after them
herself, was elected to a life mem
bership in the Farmer's National con
gress in the final meeting of the 1913
convention at Plano, II., the first
time that honor has ever been con
ferred upon a woman.
Governor Felker may not be able
to give his answer to New York
state's request for the extradition of
Harry K. Thaw until late next week.
Counsel for Thaw say that it may
be found necessary to ask for a fur
ther extension of time in which to
file briefs supplemental to the argu
ments introduced at the hearing be
fore the governor.
• • •
An appeal for loyalty and patriot
ism of the American press, with
phases of the existing Mexican situa
tion presented as an example of the
result of unwise and misleading news
paper publications, marked an ad
dreses at Indianapolis by Josephus
Daniels, secretary of the nafy, before
I the annual meeting of the Indiana
: members of the Associated Press.
» * «
Samuel A. Crowe, Hammond, Ind.,
was the first name drawn from the
huge pile of 40,000 sealed envelopes
by Hetta Freidl, the eight-year-old
daughter of Mayor Freidl, at the big
Montana land opening, and to him
goes the privilege of selecting the ;
first homestead on the 1,500,000 acres
that have just been opened for settle
ment in the Milk river valley.
A great fire occurred at Ordu, a
port of Asia Minor on the Black sea.
The market place and a thousand
housed have been destroyed.
» • »
Frederico Gamboa, minister foreign
affairs has been nominated for the
party convention. General Eugenie
Rascon was nominated for Vice presi
dent. Both candidates are regarded
as men of high standing. Senor Gam
boa acepted the candidacy.
• * •
The Balkins crisis is becoming
more acute. It has been agravated
by the apparent determination of the
young Turk military party to profit i
by the dissensions among the former
allies. Turkey is reported to have
called again to the colors, the Asia
Minor conscript while an officer late
ly returned from Tripoli is said to be
leading an uprising against Bulgaria
• • •
The French aviator, Moreau, won
the Bonnet prize with his self-right
ing aeroplane. He flew for a hall
hour without touching the levers. A
military aviator. Lieutenant Lafon, i
accompanied him as a passenger tc ;
verify the performance. A strong '
wind was blowing and the monoplane ;
rolled and pitched in an ugly man
ner, hut never failed to return auto
matically to a level keel.
* * •
A mutiny broke out in the ranks of
a battalion of the royal Spanish
guard at the moment the troops were |
leaving Algeirs for the scene of fight- j
ing in Morocco A number of the !
soldiers belonging to this, the most i
aristocratic regiment in Spain, re
fused to embark and resisted their
officers. Fighting ensued in which
one man. the standard-bearer of the
regiment, was killed and several in
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Gen. Profirio Diaz, erroneously re- i
ported in the United States to have !
sailed from Santander for Mexico, j
returned to Biarritz from that port i
after having seen his daughter em- I
bark for Vera Cruz.
• • •
Wreckage which is supposed to be
the remains of the Boussole, the ves- ;
sel of the French explorer, Laperouse,
which sailed on a voyage of discovery
in the Pacific in 1788 and never re
turned, has been found buried in
sand on the island of Vanikoro in the I
• * •
Roland G. Garros, the French avia
tor, flew 600 miles across the Mediter
ranean from Saint Raphael, France,
to Bizerta, the most northern seaport
of Tunis. His time was 7 hours and
• * •
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, the
English suffraget leader, has informed
the Associated press that she does
not anticipate the slightest difficulty
in entering the United States on her
proposed visit to that country, and
had received no communication what
ever on the subject.
• • •
Count Alvaro de Romanones, the
Spanish premier, has informed the
Associated Press that Spain would
participate officially in the Panama
Pacific exposition at San Francisco in
• • •
The French government, it is un
derstood, has indicated to the leading
French bankers that it will not con
sent to any foreign loans being is-,
sued on the Paris market or admited
to the bourse until after the French
government has its loan «to meet
TIFF BILL RUDY
BILL IS COMPLETED EXCEPTING
COMPROMISE AnEMPT FUTILE
Final Action by Both Houses Ex
pected at an Early Date Barring
Washington, D. C.—The tariff bill
Is a completed document except for
the provision taxing trades in cotton
futures. After more than two weeks
of constant work behind closed doors
the eight democrats representing
senate and house as members of the
conference committee, have settled
the last of their other differences and
reached the final decision that they
could not agree on the cotton future
A completed proof of the confer
ence report will be taken up for re
vision by the democrats. The six
republican members of the confer
ence committee were summoned to
meet at a full committee meeting.
The formality of submitting the con
ference report to the republicans is
not expected to take much time and
it is believed the report will be pre
sented to the house in a short time
by Representative Underwood.
In the final session of. the confer
ence committee, a further futile at
tempt was made to settle the fight
over the cotton futures tax. The
senate conferees changed front, and
agreed to give up the Clarke amend
ment altogether, but the house mem
bers refused to permit this. The sen
ate in turn refused to accept the pro
posed Smith-Lever compromise, and
in the end it was determined to re
port a disagreement to both branches
of congress, and let the senate and
house determine what should be done
toward regulating or taxing the trad
ing in cotton for future delivery.
Iron Washer* Left in Place of Gold.
San Francisco.—A circumstantial
report published here of the discovery
of extensive thefts in the United
States mint brought neither confirma
tion or denial from the mint officials.
Superintendent T. W. H. Shanahan,
who succeeded the late Frank Leach
in that position, said in response to
ill inquiries that any statement con
cerning the report must come from
Washington. According to the rumor,
which is said to have had its origin
in the gossip of mint employes, a
count of the coin stored in the mint,
which has been in progress for some
weeks, has revealed systematic pil
fering from the sacks. In most in
stances the thefts amounted to no
more than $2 to $3 from any one
sack, but there were persistent re
ports that a bag of iron washers had
been found in the vaults, having been
substituted for |30,000 gold.
Japan Has Presented Ultimatum.
London, Eng.—A dispatch to a
news agency from Shanghai says the
Japanese minister has presented
China with an ultimatum which gives
China three days to comply with Ja
pan's demands for satisfaction for
the recent attacks on Japanese in
Nanking. The correspondent says it
is believed China will find it impossi
ble to concede Japans terms. He adds
that the nature of the action contem
plated by Japan in case her demands
are not fulfilled has not been dis
Shooting Results From Feud.
Springfield, 111.—A feud, which
originated in the trespass of a chick
en and which has been marked in the
last few months by numerous arrests
on both sides of the fence, has cul
minated in the shooting of Mrs. Ira
Patterson by Mrs. Ilo Stedman, her
next door neighbor. Mrs. Patterson's
death within a short time is certain,
Fixes Days For Road Work.
Lincoln.—Governor Morehead, who
is a thorough good roads booster, has
issued a proclamation setting aside
October 9 and 10 as good roads days
Selects Senator Gardner.
Washington, D. C.—Former United
States Senator Obadiah Gardner of
Maine has been selected by President
Wilson for the international joint
commission having jurisdiction over
boundary disputes between the Uni
j ted States and Canada
Fractures Spinal Column.
Minneapolis.—With his spinal col
umn fractured in foot bail practice,
•Allen Weidman, a high school stud
ent, is said by physicians to be dying
at the home of his father.
Cocaine Fatal ‘Dope” of Beauty.
Paris.—The mysterious and sudden
death of a Parisian professional beau
ty. Pierrete Fleury, led the police to
investigate the cause, and they found
that it was due to ether, of which the
22-year-old girl took enormous quain
tities, cocaine and other drugs.
Express Train Held Up.
Birmingham, Ala.—Alabama Great
Southern train No. 7, from Birming
ham to New Orleans, was held up and
robbed on a siding three miles north
of Woodstock, Ala.
Bank Cashier Pardoned.
Washington.—President Wilson has
pardoned Charles A'. Isaacs, sentenced
at Fort Dodge, la., June 20 last, to
five years in the penitentiary for mak
ing false entries in the books of the
Forest City (la.) National bank, of
which he was cashier.
Way Cleared For Land Opening.
Washington, D. C.—The senate has
passed the bill permitting President
Wilson to prescribe lottery or other
regulations for the opening of the
North Platte forest reserve.
A j ■ if i
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
A volunteer fire department baa
been organized at Peru.
Efforts are being made to reorganize
Ihe T. M. C. A. at Kearney.
Deweese wants to incorporate and
assume village government.
Efforts are being made to reopen
the Paddock hotel at Beatrice.
The recent aviation meet at Grand
Island was not a success financially.
The Central States Orthopedic soci
ety will meet in Lincoln next month.
The next meeting of the state feder
ation of labor will be held at Lincoln.
New steel fire escapes are being
placed on the Paddock theater at Bea
All former records were broken by
the Brown county fair at Albion last
Work is progressing on the reser
voir of the city water works at Clay
Petitions for a special election on
waterworks bonds are in circulation at
Theaters and moving picture houses
of Omaha are to be rigidly regulated
Harrison Clay pool, who was killed
by a train at Omaha, was buried at i
Beatrice last week.
Rev. John Cope, now at Adams, has
accepted the pastorate of the Christian
church at Tecumseh.
The seven for a quarter street car
ticket ordinance at Omaha will he
submitted to popular vote.
The German Lutheran church has
assumed charge of the United Breth
ren hospital at Beatrice.
The Superior fire department will
hold a fall festival and exposition at
that place beginning October 6.
The city of Fremont, one of the best
baseball towns in the state, may not
have a league team next season.
A country club has been organized I
at Madison, with a membership of i
over fifty representative citizens.
C. A. Hudnall, a farmer near Friend,
is dead from injuries received when
he was attacked by a vicious bull.
Henry Lueck, who was injured in a j
runaway at Nebraska City, is par- j
alyzed and his recovery is doubtful.
Roy Holstein, a ball player at Stan- j
ten, was seriously wounded when a |
revolver he was examining exploded, j
John Fry of Foster was thrown from i
an automobile, alighting on his head, j
and sustained concussion of the brain, i
Gertrude Imhoff, a three-year-old
Columbus child, was killed when she
fell from a “teeter board" at that
The annual convention of the Wo
men’s Christian Temperance Union of ;
Nebraska is in session at Fremont this
The Farmers’ Mutual Insurance com
pany of Scottsbluff has filed incor
poration papers with the secretary of
Charles Hickey, a very fleshy man,
is dead from heart failure, resulting
from the excitement of a ball game at
Cleve Harber, aged 35. committed
suicide at Belwood by shooting him
self through the head with a 38-cal
William Hayward, aged 40, one of
the best known business men of
Whitman, is dead from the accidental
discharge of an automatic shot gun.
Milton Carnahan of Pawnee City is ;
in a Lincoln hospital recovering from
the effects of an almost fatal dose of !
strychnine from which he was found
suffering in a room at a hotel.
A crack in the ground three feet :
deep, a foot wide and fifteen or twenty :
rods long formed in an old alfalfa ;
field immediately after a heavy rain
on the farm of A. P. Hough near
Fred C. Lewisr, driving an automo
bile from Powell to Fairbury, drove
the machine over a large bullsnake,
which wound itself around the rear
wheels in such a manner that the car !
was stopped. It took nearly an hour ;
to disentangle the snake from the
Some one with a sweet tooth broke
into the bakery of Charles Hostig at
1 Kenesaw and carried off a quantity of
candy, cakes and cookies.
Owing to the good crop prospects
there is considerable building, painting
of farm buildings and general improve
ments in the vicinity of Albion.
All professional horse races have
been cancelled by the Gage county fair j
management and only Gage county j
horses will be permitted to enter.
The body of A. W. McCurry. a
farmer living near Beatrice, was found
hanging from a limb of a tree in the
timber some distance fro mhis house.
The committee in charge of the
German day celebration at Lincoln,
October 15 and 16, anticipate a larger
attendance than ever before in its his
A movement has started at Firth
towards the organization of a brass
band. Officers have been elected and
twenty-four members will begin prac
The Rev. U. G. Brown closed the
seventh successful year of his pastor
ate at Centenary Methodist Episcopal
church at Beatrice Sunday by farewell
sermons to large audiences both morn
ing and evening.
The canning season at Fremont is
said to have been one of the best in
years, over 40,000 cans of corn being
C. M. Bobbitt, southwest of Alma,
has discovered on his farm an endless
amount of moulders sand, so located
that it will be an easy matter to han
dle the product.
Under the Nebraska state law ducks
and geese can be killed up until, Oc
tober 1st, 1913. On October 1st the
federal game law goes into effect.
This law permits no bunting on
streams except during the months of
November and December of each year.
The Fremont city council has put
the ban on the airgun, making'It as
serious an offense to carry an air
weapon or fire it in the city limits as
to carry or discharge real firearms.
John Garvey, fho was struck by
lightning at Albion and knocked out
of his buggy and one horse killed, is
not improving very fast. He was un
conscious for some time.
The coroner’s jury investigating the
case of Mrs. Caroline Varga, who died
from wounds received in a charivari at
Lincoln, attributed her death to gun
shot wounds inflicted by a revolver in
the hands of Cliarles Weir.
OF PAST SUMMER
AVERAGE GOOD CORN FARMER:
PLOWS HIS CORN AT LEAST
STORY OF NEBRASKA FARMER
Story of Nebraskan Whose Crop Will
Yield Fifty Bushels to Acre in
Spite of Drouth.
Near Central City, Neb., is a field of j
corn that will yield fifty bushels to j
the acre this year, In spite of the
Adjoining It, with only a barbed
wire fence between, is another field of j
corn that will not yield enough to pay
The corn of one field is green and
its ears are full. The cornstalks in
the other are seared and yellow and
the winds rustle them in their dry
And yet each field has exactly the
same soil, the same level of surface,
the same drainage, the same degree of
moisture, and the same quantity of
rain feil upon each.
There are three reasons why one
field is yielding a large crop of corn
this year while the other is yielding
only a few bushels:
First—Careful selection of the seed
Second—Deep plowing of the soil.
Third—Cultivation of the soil five
times after the corn has come up.
The field of corn that is yielding
fifty bushels to the acre is owned by
the T. B. Hord Grain company. This
company has 1,250 acres in corn this
year in different fields near Central
City, and all of it is in good condi
tion. Very little of it will yield fifty
bushels to the acre, and very little of
it will yield fewer than twenty-five
bushels, which is a good crop this dry
The Hord company's fields of corn
are always better than other fields in
the same neighborhood where the
same methods of seed selection and
cultivation are not practiced.
A representative of the Kansas City
Star went to Central City to get from
Heber Hord and his farm manager,
William Miller, the secret of fruitful
corn growing, and here it is:
First, and the utmost importance, Is
the selection of the seed. The man
who selects all of the seed planted on
the Hord farms gave this account of
how it is done:
“Select the ears for seed in your
own fields and as early in the fall as
possible. Begin going through the
field early looking for ears ripe enough
to pick and select those that, ripen
first because the seed of ears that
ripen early this year, if planted, will
mature early next year, thus avoiding
possibility of damage by early frost,
and making sure of an early develop
ment and avoidance of damage by late
“Pick ears for seed just before they
are ripe enough to shell, but when the
kernels are hard and dented good.
Pick the largest and best shaped, best
developed ears, going over all the field
for them, picking one here and one
there, and so on.
“It is very important that this corn
be so thoroughly dried before frost
comes that there is absolutely no
moisture in it. And the best way to
do this is to lay it out in the sun. If
there is any moisture in the grain
when frost comes it will freeze, and
freezing kills the germ of life. Many
farmers, every year, plant corn that
has been frozen and then wonder why
only £ part of it comes up.
“After the corn is thoroughly dry se
lect the best ears, with straight rows,
deep grains and well filled out over
“Remember always that you can
never tell by the look3 of corn
whether it will germinate or not The
only way to find that out is to test
each' ear. and tests all parts of the
ear, for we have found that often the
grain from one-half the length of the
ear will grow when planted and the
other half wilj not And often the
grain from one side of an ear will
grow and from the other side It will
“From each ear take six grains, one
from about two inches from one end.
the next from farther along and from
two or three rows away, and so on
ARGENTINE BEEF IN DEMAND.
Consignment of a Hundred Tons Is
Quickly Disposed Of.
New York.—The consignment of 100
tons of Argentine beef which arrived
has been disposed of. Part of It was
sold to dealers in this city and found
its way into retail trade. When sold
as Argentine beef the consumer got
the benefit of a 4-cent reduction on
the pound. The meat sold so well
that butchers are beginning to inquire
for It, but they will have to wait for
the next cargo. Here are some of the
Many Pass Away During Year.
Chattanooga, Tenn.—Gen. Alfred B.
Beers, commander-ln-chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic, Thurs
day delivered his annual address.
General Beers announced that more
than 11,000 union veterans of the civil
war died during the year ended De
cember 31, last The present enroll
ment of the organization, according to
Its commander, is 160,000 , members.
Only members of the G. A. R. were
admitted to the meeting, which was
down the ear, turning the ear in your
hand as you pick out the grains, so
that the six grains are from all parts
of the ear except the two ends.
Grading the Seed Corn.
"Then that ear is numbered and laid
on a rack and the six grains are put
in a similarly numbered compartment
in a tray, and the six grains from ear
No. 2 are put in compartment No. 2,
and so on, until you have the trays of
your corn tester filled.
"Then you pour water 70 degrees
warm over the grain, shut the tester,
light the lamp which keeps the tem
perature of the seed never under 70
nor over 90 degrees. In twenty-four
hours the corn will be swelled up.
Then draw off the water, shtu the
tester, with the same temperature for
twenty-four hours more, keeping the
seed damp by sprinkling, and at the
end of the third twenty-four hours the
corn will have sprouts from one to
three inches long, and roots of corre
“If all six of the grains have sprout
ed you grade that ear 100 per cent and
so on. If it grades under 85 per cent
throw the ear away, it is unfit to
“After you have tested each ear and
saved all that grades about 90 per
cent or over, you shell the ears,
throwing away the corn from the
length of about two inches at each
end. The corn left you run through a
grader so the grain saved for seed will
be uniform in size, and will drop with
uniformity from the planter.
“Having taken this much care in se
lecting your seed you will be sure that
each £rain planted will come up. and
that it will make a strong and lusty
stalk, that will mature early and have
the most drouth resisting qualities,
and will produce the biggest and best
Mr. Miller gives the following
method of cultivation used:
Never plant corn after corn. Al
ways rotate the crops, following wheat
Every farm ought to have a silo.
Then the corn can be cut one year
when there is plenty of juice in the
stalks and before the kernels have be
gun to dry up, and put in the silo,
leaving the ground ready to plow and
sow to wheat. After the wheat is har-l
vested the next July is time to begin
plow!ng again for the next crop of
Plow nine inches deep for corn and
never less than eight inches deep.
This Is very important and there are J
good reasons for it. The deep plow- j
ing throws to the surface a little new
soil and, as corn roots never go deeper
than the earth has been stirred, deer
plowing gives the corn roots more
room to go down for moisture in a
dry season and the deep plowing
makes a deeper seedbed and holds
more moisture than shallow plowing.
Keep on Plowing.
We never plant corn before May 10, \
no matter what the season. The risk
of a cold spell is over then and the
ground is warm. We have discovered
that when the soil is warm the corn
comes up quicker and is stronger. A
lot of vitality goes out of seed that
lies In the cold earth eight or ten
We begin to prepare the soil for
planting as soon as it is fit to be
worked. First we disc it one or more
times and harrow it with a 4-horse,
3-section, 16-foot harrow.
As soon as we have planted the corn
we harrow it with the same harrow 11
have described, to kill any little fine
weeds that have come up. When the I
corn is up one to three inches we har
row it again. When it is four inches
high we go through It with a plow,!
using a common 2-horse riding 6
The object of all our plowing is to
leave the ground level and ridge it as
little as possible, because ridges give j
a chance for the moisture in the soil >
to evaporate out the sides of the
ridges, while if the field is left level
there is less surface space for mois
ture to get away through. This is
Cheating the Drouth.
When you have cultivated the field
once, turn right around and cultivate
it again. Plow it as many times as
you can. There is no time to be idle.
The average good corn farmer plows
his corn three times. That is not
enough. We plow every field of our
corn five times. The fourth and fifth
plowing of a field of corn will add ten
bushels an acre to the yield.
Mr. Miller spoke of the field of corn
that is yielding fifty bushels to the
acre while an adjoining piece will
yield practically nothing.
‘•That field was plowed nine inches
deep,” he said. “The best selected
seed was planted and it was cultivat
ed five times and after that I went
through it with a 5-tooth drill culti
vator when the corn was up so high
you couldn't see the mules’ backs. 1
did that because I saw the drouth
coming. The frequent cultivation con
served the moisture.”
prices at which the meat was sold:
Forterhouse and sirloin steaks, 18
cents a pound; prime rib roasts, 16
cents; round of beef, 18 cents; chuck
roast, 12% cents, and soup meat, 10
cents a pound.
Crowd Feasts on Melons.
Webster City, la.—It is estimated
that 10,000 men, women and children
from the surrounding country and
near-by towns Thursday attended
Webster City’s annual celebration of
watermelon day. Ten thousand mel
ons were served free to visitors.
Cost of Living Crawling Higher.
Washington, D. C.—The cost of liv
ing on June 15 was approximately 60
per cent higher than the average be
tween 1890 and 1900, more than 3 per
cent higher than it was a year ago,
and nearly 16 per cent higher than it
was two years ago. Investigations of
retail prices in forty cities conducted
by experts of the bureau of labor show
prices practically at the same level as
last November when the high records
of the last quarter century were
10 REV1SETHE LAWS
MEMBERS OF SCHOOL LAW RE
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Item* of Interest Gathered from Re
liable Sources and Presented in
Condensed Form to Our
Governor Morehead has named the
following educators of the state as
members of the school law revision
commission in accordance with a reso
lution passed by the lower house of
the last legislature:
fetate Superintendent i. E. Deizeil,
Superintendent X. M. Graham of
South Omaha. Second district.
William Ritchie, jr., of Lincoln, First
Superintendent Charles Arnot of
Schuyler. Third district.
Superintendent Earl M. Cline of
Geneva, Fourth district.
County Superintendent Edith M.
Lathrop of Clay Center, Fifth district
superintendent P. M. Whitehead of
Gothenburg, Sixth district.
The commission will recommend a
revised set of schol laws for passage
by the 1915 legislature.
Must Be Full Weight.
Barrels of flour in the future must
contain 196 pounds net and sacks of
the product must weigh out forty
eight pounds net. according to the
new weights and measures enactment
which the state food commission is
just beginning to enforce. Anything
under those amounts will be put off
sale by food inspectors. Cornme3l,
too, must weigh out at forty-eight,
twenty-four and twelve pounds, re
spectively. for the bushel, half bushel
and fourth bushel sacks. These pro
visions will be applicable to all mer
chants of the state without regard to
any contracts or agreement that
might have been made by millers and
Ccnfined on Account of Threat.
Chaplain P. C. Johnson of the peni
tentiary, in explanation of the punish
ment of convict St. Clair, said that
St. Clair was not confined in his cell
because he refused to attend church,
but because he bad made a threat.
Mr. Johnson said that St. Clair made
the remark that the officials of the
Institution would have another Prince
on their hands and that they had bet
ter get their gallows in order. For
this remark, and not because he re
fused to attend chapel, is he confined.
Previous to his remark he had only
been confined during chapel services
for non-attendance at chapel.
Chief Range Officer.
Maj. J. M. Birkner has been desig
nated as chief range officer for the
state shoot to be held by selected
teams of the Nebraska national guard,
on the government range near Platts
mouth, October 6 to 11. Captain Kes
terson of Lincoln and Captain Lloyd
of Omaha, small arms inspectors for
the two regiments, will assist him.
Four lieutenants will be assigned from
each regiment as other assistants.
Two of them are Lieutenants Crunele
ton of Beatrice and Lieutenant Brown
After a conference with State En
gineer Price, the county supervisors of
Dodge county, the county commission
ers of Saunders county, representa
tives of Stupp Bros, of St. Louis, and
sub-contractors who have the task of
building a state-aid bridge across the
Platte at North Bend, Governor More
head and Attorney General Martin in
dicated. that they will stand by the
county boards and the state engineer
in asking fulfillment of the contract.
The county board and the state board
which will pay for the bridge have
been inclined to hold the contractor
strictly to his agreements.
Members of the state board of agri
culture have not received the resigna
tion of State Publicity Manager
George Kline, who is said to have
been offered the position of editor of
the Nebraska Farm Journal at Omaha.
Mr. Kline is at present in Wisconsin
on a vacation.
Must Get Busy.
Every foreign-born person who has
declared his intention of becoming a
citizen of the United States, and who
has carried those papers more than
seven years without completing his
citizenship, must make application for
second papers or he will lose every
right he obtained under the first pa
pers, even that of voting. The law of
Nebraska provides that voting may be
done on first papers after six months'
residence, hut in this instance the
first papers will become null and void.
Extra Sleepers for Employes.
As the result of a request presented
some time ago tc the railroad compa
nies of Nebraska to discontinue the
practice of allowing employes on the
dining cars to sleep in the same cars
where meals are served. t.he Union
Pacific and the Burlington have both
given assurance that they will here
after provide extra cars on trains
where the employes have to sleep en
route. The state lafr prohibits anyone
sleeping in a place where food is
manufactured, sold, cooked, prepared
Linseed oil. If adulterated and of
fered for sale In the state of Nebraska
in the future, must bear the word
“compound.” or some similar phrase
to make clear the fact that it is not
pure linseed oIL
State Engineer Price has announced
the completion of the state aid bridge
across the Platte river near Monroe.
The structure, when paid for, will cost
In the neighborhood of $40,000. It was
erected by the Omaha Structural Steel
works. The bridge consists of six 130
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