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TIIK NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , JANUARY 6 , 190"
FARMERS OF NORTH NEBRASKA
STOP HALF HOUR IN NORFOLK
A Large Number of Fnrmern of This
Vicinity and at Other Points Hear
the Lectures of the Men Who Have
Studied Out the Proposition.
The Northwestern seed corn ape
dal passed tlirmiKli Norfolk ycsler-
ilny afturtiuoit making n atop liolwoou
3iO : ! ami I at llio city depot , during
which llnio a largo number of fann
ers listened to a lirlof looluro , brlut-
ling with useful laforinatloii , about
tlio selection and care of seed corn
that would onalilo thoin to Increase
the yield of tholr acres.
The train was coinixiscd of two
auditorium cars , llttod up for the
loci urn and doniouHl ration of HOLM !
corn Holuctlon. Each car was sup-
lilted with charta and corn to Illus
trate the iiolnts emphasl/ed and each
was Illlod with farinora nnxloun to
hoar all that was said. There were
also on the train two private coaches
for the accommodation of the rail
road .olllolalH and the nnlvorHlly lec
ture rtt. The Hpoclal loft I.lncdln Mon
day and will run over the Northwest
ern line for a few days trip , going
an far north aH ItonoHtool. H. IX , and
as far wont an O'Neill , reaching Has
tings and Superior In the Houthorn
part of the stale , hoforo concluding
the trip. Great Interest has boon manIfested
Ifostod by the farmers all along the
line , and the farmerH In this vicinity
were no exception.
The train Is In charge of Cienoral
Superintendent Hughes , Tralllc Manager
agor llonjamln , Train Muster Hoach of
the Northwestern and the following
university lecturers : Professors Lyon ,
A very , llrnnor , HaocUor , D. P. Ash-
burn of the fanners' Institute staff ,
Alvln Koysor , C. W. Pugsloy and 13.
1 [ . Clark.
Chancellor Andrews of the univer
sity was on the train Monday and
gave the talk on seed selection nt Fre
mont. The Lincoln and Omaha dallies
also had representatives on the train.
The following Is a synopsis of the
Instruction glvon the fanners for tholr
guidance In selection of seed corn :
The average ylold of corn per aero
In Vermont Is forty bushels. The av
erage ylold per aero In Nebraska Is
thirty bushels. One would think from
those figures that. Vermont Is In the
corn bolt and Nebraska Just outside.
Wliat Is moans Is that the illHlculty
In raising corn In Vermont has result
ed In the bettor methods of culture.
If the same care were given the crop
In Nebraska , the present ylold would
A yield of thirty bushels of corn
per aero In most years just about pays
for the cost of raising It and for the
use of the land. Thirty-live bushels
give a prollt and forty bushels doubles
that protlt. Careful selection of seed
and good tillage will multiply the
prollts several times.
How does the selection of seed In
crease the yield ? lly Increasing the
amount of corn on the oar. There
are a number of points to bo consid
ered In selecting ears of superior ex
cellence. A cylindrical oar carries
more corn and more uniform kernels
than a tapering oar. A tailoring oar
may bo duo to kernels growing small
er towards the tip , or the dropping
out of rows , which makes irregular
sized kernels and lessons the amount
It may thus ho soon that a taporng
ear by droppug out rows or shorten
ing ki'runls may decrease the corn on
the oar by live to ton per cent. A
rough ear with ( loop kernels produces
the greatest yield of corn. It Is ob
vious that a deep kernel is desirable ,
as It produces from twenty to thirty
per cent more corn on the same cob
than will a shallow kernel. A rough
kernel Is desirable because It is a
deep kernel. On the other hand a
smooth kernel is usually shallow.
A deep rough kernel goes with late
maturity and cannot bo used In a re
gion having a short growing season.
There Is therefore a limit to the depth
of the kernel that can bo grown In
this region , but since wo want the
corn In our main crop to occupy the
full growing season in order to give
the largest yield , wo want to grow as
deep a grain as It is possible to ma
ture. On the other hand a shallow
smooth kernel may roiiuiro the en
tire growing season for Its develop
ment without giving largo yield.
The tip of the ear should bo well
filled out with kernels. A tapering
tip with shallow kernels Is a sign of
degeneration. Such corn is In the pro
cess of running out. " The per cent
of corn on the oar is also decreased.
A well filled out butt with deep
kernels is desirable. The shank
should be small and yet large enough
so there will be no danger of the car
blowing off. A largo shank means
a largo cob with shallow kernels.
The shape of the kernels should bo
such that they lit snuggly from tip to
The kernels should not bo square ,
because they leave largo spaces be
tween the rows. You can't fit square
kernels on a round col ) , without leav
ing space. They should not bo round
for the same reason. And sliould not
Has stood the test for over 60 years.
FOR MAN OR BEAST.
Cures sprains , bruises , burns , cuts , sores , lameness ,
piles , rheumatism , stiff joints lame back , etc.
ho too pointed aa they leave spaces
at the cob. They should not bo taper-
lug on the narrow side , because It
loaves spaces at the cob. i
The kernels except on the tip and '
butt should bo of uniform size. It Is
Impossible to make a machine drop
the Hiuno number of grains per hill
unless the grains are uniform. Our
experiments show that with ordinary j
corn butted and tipped only sixty per <
cent of the hills contained throe ker
nels , when It was attempted to plant
that number. The best yields of corn
can only ho obtained from a perfect
stand , hence the Importance of accu
In order to got nearly uniform ker
nels It will ho necessary to cither
screen the corn or sort the oars ac
cording to sUe of kernel.
There is a prevalent opinion that it
Is deslrajilo to send to a distance for
seed corn. Thin IH a mistake. Our
experiments luivo shown beyond doubt
that corn must become acclimated be
fore It can give Is maximum yield.
The most carefully bred varieties
of corn have boon brought from In
diana , Illinois and Iowa , but have not
yielded so well as homo grown corn
until they have boon raised hero for
several years. Seed brought from
Iowa and grown side by side with seed
of the same variety , but having boon
grown hero for two years yielded
much loss than the latter.
Well-bred seed corn from a dis
tance may not yield well at Ilrst , but
pure-bred seed corn if of the right
typo will prove better In the end than
Seed corn should ho selected imme
diately. If loft in the crib from now
until spring the vitality will probably
decrease 25 per cent.
The corn should bo placed on racks
or hung up. It should bo kept in a
well ventilated room where It is not
likely to freeze. Do not pack It in
boxes or barrels.
Will It pay to go to this trouble ?
Wo can expect such selection to in
crease the yield at least live bushels
per acre. Suppose wo are raising 100
acres of corn. Wo would thus In
crease the crop 500 bushels , worth
about ? 200. The entire work of se
lecting and storing the 15 bushels of
corn would not take more than live
days , making our tlmo about ? 10 per
No Poison In Chamberlain's Cough
From Napier , Now Xoaland. Herald :
Two years ago the pharmacy board of
N'ow South Wales. Australia , had an
analysis made of all the cough modi
clnos that were sold in that market
Out of the onttro list they found enl >
one that they declared was entirely
free from all poisons. This exception
was Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
made by the Chamberlain Medicine
company. Dos Molnes , Iowa , U. S. A
The absence of all narcotics makes
this remedy the safest and best that
can bo had ; and U is with a feelingo
security that any mother can give It
to her little ones. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy Is especially recom
momled by Us makers for coughs
colds , croup and whooping cough
When taken In tlmo It prevents pnou
monla. This remedy Is for sale bj
Leonard the druggist.
PARTNER OF SHRADER AT AINS-
WORTH AT LIBERTY.
CUT THROUGH THE STEEL BARS
George Williams , In the Brown Coun
ty Jail on the Charge of Grand Lar
ceny , Obtains His Freedom Nor
folk Blood Hounds on the Trail.
IJassott , Nob. , Dec. 31. Special to
i'ho News : George Williams , holder
or grand larceny , a partner of Shrad-
or who broke jail In Alnsworth a night
> r two ago , made a break for liberty
ast night between G and 7 o'clock ,
irobably about C:30. :
Ho sawed through the steel bars of
ho cell , the block he left behind
showing that ho had worked a long
Imo at It and covered the marks of
ho saw with soap and soot.
The Norfolk bloodhounds were
) laced on the trail early this morning
nit the escaped prisoner has not yet
L. Sessions Is home from Omaha.
Miss Grace Losch of West Point vis-
ted in the city during Now Years.
Mrs. L. L. Nothaway of Wahoo Is
visiting at the home of her son , V. B.
William Leggett of Minneapolis
spent New Year's day with his sister ,
Mrs. W. N. Huso.
Dr. C. M. Pancoast has returned
torn Ashland where ho spent the hoi-
day week visiting his mother.
Mrs. John 15. Hays has returned
from Denver , where she spent Christ
mas with her son , Charles R. Hays.
J. S. McClary has returned from a
trip to Omaha and Fremont , where ho
visited his daughter , Mrs. L. M.
Mrs. L. M. Keene of Fremont ar-
rivel at noon today for a visit at the
liomo of her parents , Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. N. Huso , after flvo weeks In the
Clarkson hospital at Omaha , whore
ho was operated upon for gallstones ,
returned to Norfolk Saturday night
and was at his desk yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol. O. Mayer are ex
pected homo tonight from Lincoln ,
where they have boon during the
week , called by the sudden death of
their sister , Mrs. Simon Mayer.
W. H. nutterflold , who accompanied
his daughter. Miss Josephine , as far
as Chicago , enrouto to Wellesley , in
stead of going to Mississippi as lie
had Intended to do , returned to Nor
folk Sunday morning.
C. S. Bridge and sons returned from
Marshalltown , Iowa , where they spent
Christmas with relatives. Miss Helen
Bridge visited n few days In Fremont
and returned then to Lincoln to resume -
sumo her university work.
Superintendent D. C. O'Connor , who
had attended the annual convention
of the state teachers' association In
Omaha , returned Sunday at noon.
A largo number of teachers have boon
returning , also , on all trains.
Charles A. Madson , who spent Now
Year's with his mother , Mrs. Anna
Madscn at her homo on Madison avenue -
enuo , returned this morning to Quln-
Twenty-six carloads of machinery
from the Norfolk sugar factory have
been shipped out of the city , enroute
to LaMar , Colorado. Manager Bun-
dick estimates now that the work will
require until February 15 , and that he
will leave the city March 1. The com
pany's horses have already been
A very delightful party was given
Friday evening by Mrs. Madison Best
in honor of her sister , Mrs. L. M.
Wolfe , who Is visiting hero from Long
Pino. Covers wore laid for twenty-
live merry guests and needless to say ,
all did justice to the delicious refresh
ments that were prepared. Mrs.
Wolfe returned home Saturday.
Miss Anna McBrldo , spending her
holiday vacation at homo In this city ,
has boon hostess at a house party tea
a number of young ladies during the
New Year holiday season , at the homo
of her sister , Mrs. C. H. Reynolds ,
during the latter's.absence at an Oma
ha house party. The party came to
and end yesterday afternoon , a num
ber of young gentlemen being guests
for the afternoon.
The funeral of Will Oxnam , the
young man who died at the homo of
his parents , Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Ox
nam in this city during his first
Christmas vacation , was hold from
the homo on South Tenth street Sun
day afternoon , the service being con
ducted by Rev. J. F. Pouchcr of the
Methodist Episcopal church. In spite
of the disagreeable weather , a very
large number of Norfolk people crowd
ed into the homo and a long cortege
followed the remains of the deceased
boy to his last resting place in Pros
The cold snap of the past few days
has left the ice on the ponds and riv
ers in very fair condition with a
smooth and glistening surface and
jolly crowds of skaters have been Im
proving it to the utmost. On some of
the ponds the llsh from lack of air
have floated to the surface and arc
plainly visible under the ice and some
who have soon have Incurred the dis
pleasure of the land owners and run
the liability of squaring accounts with
the game warden for law violations
by digging holes in the icy surface
and lifting the helpless fish out.
Many of the llsh appear to bo dead ,
but it Is said that they will take on
life with the warm weather of the
cy , 111. , where ho Is headquartered.
Ho Is now on the road for a Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Reynolds , Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Durland and Mr. and
Mrs. Burt Mapcs left Saturday in Su
perintendent Reynolds' special car for
Omaha where they attended a house
party at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. B
T. White from December 31 until to
A pleasant dancing party was giv
en last night In Marquardt hall , as n
Now Year's festivity In Norfolk
About twenty couples participated In
the dancing until after midnight. Mu
sic was furnished by the Norfolk or
chestra , and It was excellent music
Punch was served during the evening
Accordion and Sunburst
Pleating , Ruching , Buttons
8K.ND KOK PRICE UST AND SAMPLES.
The Goldman Pleating Co
200 DOUQLAS BLOCK. OMAHA , NKB
HEALTH AND EDUCATION GOVERN THE WORLD
THE WEAK , SICKLY AND EMACIATED CAN HOPE FOR BUT LITTLE
BY DR. ORA CALDWELL , CHICAGO.
In compiling the statistics of the
liffcTunt races of people of thu world ,
t is of interest to note the article of
Hot , the manner In which it is take1) )
mil the extent of medical attendance
is practiced in the civilized world. It
las been demonstrated conclusively
hat the meat eaters are the strong
est , healthiest and the host educated
icople In the world ; therefore It Is
oasonablo to believe that they are the
H'oplo who govern the world. As
lomonstratcd by Dr. Caldwell , the
\merican people consume on an aver-
ige of six pounds of meat per week ;
ho English four ; the German , three ;
ho French , two ; and the Italian , one-
uilf. Statistics prove that epidemics
if contagious diseases more largely
irovall among those people , whoso diet
lartakos of loss meat and more fari-
lacoous foods. Good meat Is the most
vholosomo of all foods to bo taken.
True , It is not as fattening as the ce
reals or farinaceous foods , but it is
nero strc-ngthoning and contains more
ilooil and nerve producing elements ,
so necessary to strength and good
lonlth. What is required specially for
KTlert health is good digestion , plon-
y of outdoor exorcise and special care
as to hygiene and all the laws of na-
turo. Dr. Caldwell Is a specialist of
nany years' experience , and has de
voted much of her tlmo to the study
of diseases of the stomach , diseases
of the brain and diseases of the ner
vous system. From conclusive proof
it has boon demonstrated that a little
food properly served and well digest
ed Is far better than a great quantity
of an unwholesome character improp
Dr. Caldwell has boon afforded spe
cial advantages in studying the char
acteristics of the people , their diet ,
their hobbles and the special condi
tions governing medicine as a special
She has boon awarded , In contests
with the greatest schools in the world ,
the highest prize and a number of med
als. She lias been making a specialty
of chronic , nervous and surgical dis
eases , diseases of the eye , ear , nose ,
throat , lungs , diseases of women and
diseases of long standing character.
No matter how long such patients
have suffered or who has treated
them , she never failed to euro these
ailments. In over a quarter of n cen
tury In the experiment , study and prac
tice of her profession In the diseases
of men and women , she has cured
thousands who have been pronounced
helpless by other physicians. People
come to her from far and near to receive -
coivo her treatment and her ofllces are
crowded at the places of her appoint
ments and all speak In the highest
pralso of her treatment.
By permission wo are pleased to
publish a few of some of the cures Bho
made throughout the state of Nebras
ka. These are only a few , as tlmo nnd
space will not permit us to publish
Mrs. Sloan , Akron , Nob. , cured of
consumption and nervous trouble. The
treatment she took Improred her R
once , and she was soon cured of all
C. A. Lundeen , Grand Island , Neb ,
was troubled with muscular rheuma
tism and dyspepsia. Those troubles
Mrs. R , McBeth , Harder , Neb. , cured
of female and nervous troubles , wan
told by doctors operation would bo
necessary. Cured in four month's
Mrs. J. Dobbins of North Platte
writes , "she had boon doctored for
years without relief for kidney trou
ble , female and general debility. "
Mr. Michael .McCabe , North PPlatte ,
cured of cancer of fact with two In
Oscar Emmit , Columbus , Neb. , cured
of what other doctors called incurable
Mrs. Ella Johnson , Grand Island ,
Neb. , cured of chronic eye trouble and
Mrs. John Conelly , Akron , Nob. ,
cured of cancer.
Mrs. E. Zurlg , Bluovalc , Neb. , cured
of female trouble , diabetes and stomach
S. E. Fuller , York , Neb. , cured of
stomach and newel trouble and kidney
Miss Dcbore , Waco , Nob. , cured of
skin disease of years standing , had
been treated by many doctors.
Mrs. Oscar Lange , Tekamah , Nob. ,
cured of and other female
Louie Harper , Columbus , Neb. , cured
of Bright's disease , heart trouble and
Mrs. J. Jorgensen , Cozad , had suf
fered many years from nervous dis
ease , loss of vitality and general weak
ness. She now fools healthy and like
a now woman.
Mrs. J. II. Sommors , Craig , Neb. ,
cured of female trouble , general weak
ness and loss of flesh. Cured In three
months. Mrs. Sommcrs had doctored
with many doctors.
W. II. Larson , C5 Nesbert St. , New
ark , N. J. , says : "Dr. Caldwell , after
suffering for 30 years I have found no
treatment equal to yours , I wrlto you
these few lines to speak of the ex
cellency of your treatment and I
think It duo you. "
Mrs. Mary Kraken , Wayne , Nob. ,
cured of chronic rheumatism , swollen
limbs , heart trouble , headache and
general debility. Had almost given
up hope , when she hoard of Dr. Cald
well , her treatment soon cured her
and she Is now thankful.
Mrs. Charles Shaw , Pendor , cured
of rheumatism , almost had consump
Mr. Nulph Wyndure , Beaver , Nob. ,
cured of gall stones of liver.
Joe Carlson , Ft. Wayne , Ind. , curoJ
of largo cancer of breast.
S. J. Blosson , Platte Center , Nob. ,
cured of stomach trouble of long
standing , nervous debility ; was treat
ed by many doctors.
Nebraska's most popular specialist.
Dr. O. Caldwell , registered graduate
of the Kentucky School of Medicine ,
will make her next rlalt to Norfolk
: THURSDAY , JANUARY 12.
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