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THE ARGIJS. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 1907.
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MOVEMENT TO TEACH AGRICULTURE
IN SCHOOL IS GATHERING FORCE
The breadth and depth of the new
movement for teaching something
about agriculture in the public schools
is further shown by a budget of re
ports' secured by Prof. Frank H. Hall,
Superintendent of the Illinois Farmers"
institute. Five normal schools of Illi
nois are teaching agriculture or nature
study' to teachers and showing the
methods and experiments by which
. this subject may be taught in the com
mon schools. Concerning this matter,
Prof. Francis G. Blair, State Superin
Hndent of Public Instruction says:
"I predict that within the next four
or five years there will be a very close
union . between the normal schools of
the state and the university agricul
ttual college in regard to teaching agri
culture. If the university will help, as
1 am sure it will, they will be glad to
follow: Under the "Lindly" scholar
ship law, young men and women from
the farm districts are pouring into our
normal schools. This is one of the
happiest signs for agriculture that Las
"The teaching of agriculture de
pends upon a teacher who has know
ledge and experience to teach that sub
ject. In order to prepare such a teach
er some institution must decide, upon
a certain body knowledge which ought
to be taught. The institution best fit
ted to do it, I believe, is the college of
agriculture. Five normal schools and
similar institutions must place it be
fore their students." .'
In the I iilverlty at NoruiuL
The Illinois State Normal univesity
at Normal , gives a strong course of
study in nature. A garden of almost
two and one half acres Is devoted to
flowers, vegetables and farm crops,
and greenhouse and laboratory work Is
done in connection. Soil experiments
are conducted. Much attetion is paid
to insect and bird life and the distri
bution of seeds and weeds. Drawing
and written work are prominent fea
tures, and the latter is used as a strict
training in English composition. A
text book on agriculture is studied In
the fall and winter, and a book on soils
is read in the spring. This work is in
charge of a trained teacher.
President David Felmley believes
the children who live in the country
should grow to appreciate and love the
country. He says: "A knowledge of
the soil- problems and the various
forms of plant life add immensely to
. the enjoyment of life. The boy who
has thus developed an interest in the
sciences that underlie agriculture will
read the agricultural journals and the-
; bulletins Issued by our government
stations. He will become an observin
and an experimenting former, vide
awake, alert, the growing type of man
that will never leave the country to
move to town."
Suceenxful Work at CknrlrNton.
The Eastern Illinois State Normal
school at Charleston ; has given much
instruction in agriculture for a num
ber of years, including many green
house and school room experiments
and a school garden. Practical, mat
ters concerning the soil and plant
growth are tested. The farm and gard- J
en crops and injurious insects are
dealt with. President Livingston C.
Lord says there have been very grati
fying results upon the vegetable and
flower gardens at the homes of the
children. A trained gardener is in
charge. Instructors have made forty
addresses before farmers institutes.
All this work will be carried forward
The Southern Illinois State Normal
university at Carbondale teactfes agri
culture with the other sciences called
for in the state course of study for
common schools. President E. T. Park
inson claims that the study of agricul
ture brings as good returns as that of
any other line, and that it is often
much more practical.
lncuinl Soil Experiment Field.
The Western Illinois State Normal
school at Macomb gives instruction in
nature study and elementary agricul
ture work In the grades with methods
for teaching. Laboratory work, simple
experiments, the school garden, and
visits to farms are special features,
The aim of this work is to make stu
dents intelligent In the practice of
agricultural fundamentals and to en
able them to interpret the deductions
set forth by agricultural colleges and
experiment stations. A very interest
ing field conducted by Mr. J. T. John
son, instructor in agriculture at this
school, and Professor Hopkins of the
University of Illinois. In this field a
very complete and thorough set of soil
experiments Is carried on. '
Aerlenlliire at DrKalb.
The Northern State Normal at De
Kalb, under the direction of President
J. V. Cook, teaches a very complete
course in nature study and agriculture.
The past year's study has included out
door study of leaves, fruit and woods,
including collections of each; first
hand study of farm animals; their care
use, teeth, feet, covering,1 ancestry, and
In the spring, seeds were planted In
garden plats, and germination tests of
corn and beans were made in the lab
oratory besides study and practice in
cuttings and graftings. Much atten
Sle Opens Tomorrow, Sa.turdsLy,
tion was given to Arbor day topics, jthe
kinds of soil, their nature and origin;
soil moisture was tested in four differ
ent Ways. .' ..
There were Interesting experiments
to show plant processes, ascent of sap.
demonstrations of starch," etc., and
plant structures were studied.
The summer school at this normal
dealt largely and thoroughly with agri
culture for teachers, Including much
work with corn and soils, observation
of field experiments and crops near the
school identification - of seeds, and
some work in horticulture and dairy
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS.
(Continued from Page Two.)
Rock Island visited with friends at
Cable au,d Sherrard from Saturday till
Cecil, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. John O'Mealia, was accidentally
hit in the left eye with a rusty pick
by his smaller brother, Arthur, while
playing in the yard at his home Fri
day morning, Nov. 15. It was thought
that his eye would be lost but through
medical aid and good care it Is be
lieved the eye will be saved.
Local school teachers attended the
institute at Aledo Friday.
Otto Hagman died at his home In
Cable Tuesday evening. He was 29
The infant daushter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Barr died Monday at
o'clock p. m. It was 7 weeks old. The
funeral services were held at the
home Tuesday morning by Rev. Mr.
Kelly. The remains were taken to
Old Henderson for burial.
Rev. Mr. Kelly, John Robertson and
Richard Pears and daughter, Miss
Ethel Pears, drove to Rock Island
Wednesday where they met George
Robertson of Durant, Iowa, and Miss
Pears and Mr. Robertson were mar
ried. by Mr. Kelly.
Dr. and Mrs. Bendle and son Her
bert and Miss Jessie Bendle spent a
few days last week with relatives in
Miss Belle Reynolds returned to her
home In Moline Friday after spending
the past week at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank itejnolds of
Miss Nola Gillett departed Friday
for Rock Island and will visit for an
indefinite time with her sister, Mrs.
. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Milton of Rock.
Island came down Saturday night to
visit with Mrs. Milton's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Hesser, and also help
her sister, Mrs. Henry Hampton, cele
brate her 20th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Martin Stinson of Eliza, who
ady for a big saving; on clothing and fur
La Velle, the Clothier, must reduce $30,000
has been In the hospital in Muscatine
for some - time, has returned to her
Mr. and Mrs. Gust Anderson spent
Sunday In Muscatine, Iowa.
Mrs. Shetter, who died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs.' C. Crabtree, Fri
day, was burled Sunday. The funeral
services were neid from the Illinois
City church. Interment was made in
tho Illinois City cemetery.
John Schell, Sr. is very low.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Honey of Buffalo
Prairie are the proud parents of a son,
born Nov. 18.
People from Reynolds, New Boston,
Buffalo Prairie, Ferdinand, Illinois
City, Eliza, Copperas Creek and Foster,
111., attended the Sunday meeting in
Muscatine Sunday afternoon ami ev
ening. The great (aberuacle, which
will seat fi.OOO people, was crowded
and over 500 were standing, and about
3,000 could not get in at all.
James Britton of Andalusia spent a
few days this week witli friends and
relatives in this vicinity.
Mrs. V. P. Downey and daughter
Nola spent a few days last week at
the home of the former's sister, Mrs.
James Hayes, Jr. t
Mr. and Mrs. William Widler of Illi
nois City spent Tuesday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Mewes.
Mrs. Arch Reed passed away at her
home near, the county line Wednes
day ntovning at 8 o'clock after a lin
trering illness of several weeks.
Tuesday Xir .md Mrs. Uiarlos Le-
,vd family and Mr. and Mrs.' Martin
Jofcnson and family entertained Mr.
and Mrs. Frauk Johnson "of Moline.
Mrs. W. S. Read, who has been vis
iting her mother. Mrs. H. 1. Miner
at Geneseo. returned home Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Odell were
the recipients-of a nice oak rocking
chair, presented by Silver Leaf lodge
of Mystic Workers of Hampton Thurs
day evening. About "0 met at their
home, bringing wiin mem goul thir.gs
to eat and lid a royal good time
During the earning Mr an I Mrs
Odell, who were recently married,
were presented with the cbovn men
tioned chair'. Among other guests Dr
and Mrs. J.' E. Rankin of Watertown
While John Mohr a; id wif- are in
Colorado on their claim thrir 'w!'in:
Is occupied by William Mohr and fam
At the home of Mrs. M. Smiti
Thursday eveniiig there was o meet
ing of the -Himpton Ladled AM so
ciety. The Ta li?" are planning a sup
per and fair .o be held. Dec. T.
Next Wed-iesday eveniie8'"Tpv. 28
at the school hcuse an tMii -aihmeiit
consisting d( a p.;Uic" and liurary
nature will be carried- cm- bv the
to the corner in January.
school. Whatever is reali.;--t from ad
missions. TfelOii t-I11 be 20 'miUs each,
will be 'devoted to the int'-ests of the
school, and -til should jMn t ni-ike it
Hfenry Pardee from near L?CIaire;
Iowa, was a d'ltnTay guest of relatives
in this village.
Mr3. - Williara Llshop is ivj'C from
BeardstOwr visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. fcus John?o-i w.re In
Rock Islan 1 vis'f'i.g Mr. a:i.l Mrs.
Hiram White"), rid Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. James Maxweil and
son, Richard, Jr., were Sunday guosts
at the home of Robert Anderson, near
Andrew Johnson and T. B. Cox have
rented the Mrs. Emily Arcularius farm,
now occupied by L. H. Rasmnssen, and
tho latter will go west.
Mrs. Clara Holland was out from
Rock Island Thursday.
Colonel David was here recently, and
said he would have a sale at his home
near Joslin fair grounds, Dec. 5.
John Klotz and son Henry have ad
vertised a public sale, to be held on
the John Oltman farm, where they
live, Dec. 4. They will move to
Hampton and occupy their dwelling
here, and Mr. Oltman will move to his
Silas Baker and family, who resided
north of J. E. Maxwell's, have gone to
Prospect Park to reside.
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Sr., who hail
a paralytic stroke Saturday, is better.
Mrs. M. Odell is in Rock Island, to
remain a couple of weeks.
C. J. Fulscher and family arc now
occupying the 'iltamuth dwelling
north of J. M. Benson's.
Mrs. M. B. Underwood was in Rock
Island Friday, the guest of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Otis Eitman.
MISS ROSA M'AHAN OF BUTTE.
How After Two Years She Found a
Remedy for Dandruff.
Miss Rosa McAhan of 211 West
Quartz street, Butte, Mont., says
"Herpicide has thoroughly cleansed my
scalp of dandruff, with which it was
entirely covered; and it has stopped
my falling hair. I have tried many
different preparations in the past two
years, but none took effect except
Newbro's Herpicide." Dandruff is a
germ disease and Herpicide is an in
fallible destroyer of the germ. "De
stroy the cause, you remove the ef
fect." Kill the dandruff germ. Ask
your druggist for Herpicide. It Is a
delightful dressing; allays itching;
makes the hair as soft as silk. Sold
by leading druggets. Send 10 cents in
stamps for sample to The Herpicide
company, Detroit, Mich. Two sizes. 50
cents and ?1. T. H. Thomas, special
DeWitt3 Little Early Risers are the
best pills made. Sold by all druggists.
The Best Spread
The delicious extract of
whole corn of unequaled
quality and flavor.
line and Dandy for
Griddle Cakes to
In alr-tlght tins,
Floods the body with warm, glowing
vitality, makes the nerves strong.
Quickens circulation, restores natural
vigor, makes you feel like one born
again. Hollister s Rocky Mountain
Tea. 35 cents. Harper House phar
DO NOT DELAY PRICES
ARE COMING UP.
5 APPLES OF ALL VARIETIES,
g SUCH AS BALDWINS GREEN-
INGS NORTHERN SPIES AND
R OTHER GOOD VARIETIES. I
5 WILL SELL THEM BY THE
0 BARREL AT REASONABLE
O PRICES. CALL AND EXAM-
R 1NE THE STOCK.
Grocery, 700 12th St.
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d 9 p. m.
Beat This If
Buy your groceries from us,
and we will save you money.
Look this list over carefully:
19 pounds sugar
4 pounds California prunes
for .... S5c
4 pounds dry lima beans
for , 2.'
Sweet potatoes per
pec k 25c
Good apples per
Sweet cider, per
Mixed cookies, per
1 dozen nutmegs and
Swedish Health brad.
3 p;i kafros SK
We also have a full line of
salt salmon, salt eel, Norway
herring, spiced herring, macker
el, imported Anchovies, and
LARSON & LARSON
Corner Seventh Anue and Fif
Old phone west 741-L; new
mtg. co. P-