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THE ARGUS, -Fit ID AY, JANUARY 17, 1908.
How to Start
(Written for Illinois Farmers' Institute
l'rt-im Bureau by Arthur J. Bill.)
W. H. Rowe and son Charles A.
Howe of Jacksonville have been un
usually successful in mastering the de
tails of producing large crops of corn
upon a small farm. Their average
yield for four years in succession has
been SO bushels per acre. They are
thoroughly intelligent as well as prac
tical in their work, and their experi
ence in getting a crop .started as told
by the latter in several farmers' in
stitutes is as follows:
If we are going to raise a great crop
of corn we must not despise the day
of small things. Besides using the in
struction that agricultural professors
can give, we must put a great deal of
hard work and attention to details
into the production of this crop. It is
not any one thing that makes the, big
crop, but the combination of many
small things, well done. From start
to finish we must not omit a single
tiling that the crop demands. We must
do any thing that will add another ker
nel to the car or another ear to the
The production of a crop of corn may
be represented by the following equa
tion: With the best kind of soil, and the
most favorable season, and the best'
seed, and the work done by the best
kind of a farmer, the result will be a
crop of corn that will nearly, if not
quite, average 100 bushels per acre.
But if any of these four factors be di
vided by two, it will very nearly di
vide that 100 bushel yield by two.
Cnrr of the Sail.
W begin the crop the first of Aug
ust by hauling manure wiiich a dairy--Inan
gave us and spreading upon the
clover sod Without fertile soil we
cannot ' raise- corn. The farmer who
grows just, corn and oats and hauls
them to the elevator will not continue
to raise good crops of com. The farm
er who feeds raitle on a hillside and
lets the fertility from the feed yard
wash down the creek will lose a great
, deal of . his soil, and his crop of corn,
lie must put back the fertility that is
taken from the land by the crops. He
must adopt some system by which he
can permanently maintain the fertility
of the soil or he cannot keep up the
corn yields. A carpenter cannot work
without tools, and we cannot work out
a large crop of corn without fertility
maintained in the soil.-
We know that the ground is injured
when soft by tramping of live stock.
OVER TWO THOUSAND
VISITORS A DAY
Cooper Explains Reason for Remarkable Average
. of Boston Callers.
During L. T. Cooper's recent stay J Bloomingdale street, . Chelsea, Mass.
in Boston, it is estimated1 that 03,000
people talked with him and purchased
his medicine. This is an -average of
over 2,000 a day. '. ,.
His success was so phenomenal as
to cause universal comment both by
the public and the press There must
be a reason for this. Here is the
reason given in his own words by Mr.
Cooper when interviewed on the sub
ject. He said: .
"The immense numbers of . people
who are calling on me. here in Boston
is not. unusual. ' r have had. the same
experience, for the past , two years
wherever I have gone. The reason is
a simple' one. It I because my medi
cine puts the stomach in good condi
tion. This does not sound unusual,
but It is fact the key to health. The
stomach is the very, foundation of
life. I attribute IW per cent-of all
sicklies directly to the. stomach.
"Neither animals nor men . can re
main well with a poor digestive appa
ratus. Few can be sick with a diges
tion In perfect condition. As a matter
of fact, most men and women today
are hiilf-sick. It is because too much
food and too little exercise have grad
ually; forced the stomach, into a half
sick condition.'. My medicine gets the
stomach back whero it was, and that
is all that is necessary."
Among Boston people who are
staunch believers in Mr. Cooper's
theory... , is Frank D. Brown, of . 57
3 1 1 C
Number and street
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a,Crop ,of Corn
and the animals should be kept off the
stalk field at such times. It is a mis
take to rake and burn stalks. We
should return their organic matter to
the soil, and this will help to keep it
in good physical condition.
(iatlicrn Sent In October.
The first of October we go into the
cornfield with sacks and gather seed
corn, taking the best ears from the
best stalks. This field selection of
seed is important. So much of the
corn falls down when the wind storms
come, but some stalks do not fajl, and
seed should be selected from the lat
ter; that is. from the stalks that have
good root development. In selecting
seed cars at the crib, we cannot tell
anything about the stalk that produces
those ears. There is as much individu
ality in cars of corn as there is in
people. It is very necessary to see thi
stalks upon which our seed ears grow,
and we should select ears from only
such stalks as have the characteristics
that we desire in the stalks of the fol
Experiments in selecting seed from
tall and short stalks at the University
of Illinois have develoied two types of
stalks, with an average difference of
20 inches in height. Both kinds yield
the same amount of grain, but the
'shorter stalk is much to be preferred.
Hence the advisability of selecting
seed ears from short or medium stalks.
We tie the seed ears in a string and
hang them up in an open shed, where
they may dry out thoroughly.
I'uitr lniKirtnnl I'oliMx.
1 am not so particular about all the
fine points of the score card, but. I
consider as most imiortant the size
and shape of the car and the size and
.shape of the kernel, as called for by
the score card. If we are going to se
lect -seed for extreme length of kernel,
we must save the seed in the fall, so
the ear can dry out; for the deeper
the kernel, the longer it taks to dry
It I'M id to Tet Knell Srinrntr Kiir.
l-ast spring I tested five kernels
from each car of enough seed corn to
plant 100 acres, rejecting every ear
from which any one. or more of the
five kernels failed to germinate well,
and I know that it paid to do this
work. The round kernels were care
fully picked out of the seed corn. If
edge-drop planter is used, it is almost
necessary to grade the corn, and a lit
tle shaking grader of zinc .screens,
with elongated holes, seems the most
practical machine to use.
"For five years I have sought re
lief for indigestion, stomach trouble
and dyspepsia, spending nearly all ray
wages with doctors and obtaining no
results. I had dull paius across, my
back, radiating, to the shoulders. I
had splitting headaches, which nothing
seemed to cure. There was a gnawiug
and rumbling in my stomach and
bowels.- I was troubled with vertigo
and dizziness, and at times almost
overcome by drowsiness.
"I felt tired and worn out all the
time, my sleep was not refreshing,
and I. would' get -up in the morning
feeling as weary as when I went, to
bed. ' My appetite was variable raven
ous- at times, then again nauseated at
tho sight of food. Sometimes my face
was pale,, at other times flushed. I
wa constipated and bilious, and had
catarrhal affection in nose and throat
which caused me to foawk and spit
a great deal, especially in the morning.
I heard so much of the Cooper repie-
dies that I decided to try them. After
taking one bottle, a tapeworm 50 feet
long passed from my system. J felt
oeuer almost immediately. Ail my
troubles disappeared as if by magic,
and my improvement was. rapid. I
now feel entirely well 'and can honest
ly recommend Mr. Cooper's medichte
to anyone who suffers as I did."
We sell the Cooper medicines which
give universal satisfaction. Harper
1 1 ' r.
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The farmer is a great factor In the
production of the crop. " If the first
three factors 'are all right, but the
farmer only half does his work, he
may get no more than' half a crop.
Tit Way f SaviitK tbe Stalk.
One way to handle the stalks is to
chop them up and plow them under,
saving their organic matter for humus
in the soil. Another way. In which we
have successfully managed a heavy
growth of stalks is as follows:
First we disked the stalks both ways,
the disk rollers being ground sharp.
Then a spading disk was used and the
soil worked thoroughly four inches deep
while the stalks were left on top of the
ground. These stalks were kept out
of the way of the planter by 'two
limbs cut from a tree and wired to the
planter runner, so as to extend in front
of it and push the stalks to each side.
We cannot prepare the ground any
too well. Iro the above process the
ground Avas double disked each time,
making six workings before it was
planted. When the stalks are plowed
under, the method sometimes followed
is to disk and harrow first, then to
plow, harrow and .plant. The harrow
follows the plow very quickly, all the
freshly plower ground being harrowed
every noon and night.
.Another form of spring preparation
which we have- applied with good ef
fect is as follows: The ground was
disked four times; that is, lap-disked
twice, using a spader the first time
and an ordinary disk a week later, and
the land was harrowed after each dou
ble disking. After several years' ex
perience in the matter, we prefer disk
ing to plowing. Sod ground, of course,
must be plowed.
Mini Ion I'lnndUK.
Corn should be planted one and one
half to two inches deep. Experiments
have shown that whether corn is
planted one, two, three or four inches
deep the root system starts out. at the
same -depth from the surface. But if
the corn is planted deep it takes much
longer for the sprout o reach the sur
face, and it is important to have the
corn come up as quickly as possible.
I would plant corn just as shallow as
possible to insure moisture for its
germination. Listed corn withstands
wind storms and dry seasons much
better than level planted corn, but if
corn is listed the ground should be
thoroughly drained. Illinois Farmers'
Wooing tho Fickle God.
"I have been troubled with insomnia
all my life." remarked the nervous
man. "and. like most people similarly
afflicted, I have tried all the familiar
dodges to induce sleep. The results
were never particularly satisfactory
In the way of producing the desired ef
fect until one night I thought 1 had ac
tually found a sleep inducer when I
chanced to. grasp one of the rods at
the head of my bed with both bands
and practically hung the weight of my
body on it That sent me to sleep
and It tfid the same thing for a few
times, when, -to - my extreme- disnp
pointnient, I found it had ceased tc
work. I was as badly off as ever re
cently until one night, when 1 had a
bad cough, as well as an attack of
sleeplessness, I tried the well known
remedy" of, trying to send myself off
Into the land of Nod by taking long
deep breaths. What it did to roe and
has done several times since was 'not
to only send me to sleep, but to stop
my cough completely before I lost con
sciousness. Just why it didso Is not
of much consequence. That It did so
Is the thing that concerns me most"
New York Press.
Etiquette of the Flag.
The army regulations of the United
States provide that the flag at every
post shall be raised at reveille each
morning and lowered each evening at
sunset; while the soldiers stand at sa
lute and the band plays "The Star
The , flag is never left out overnight
for any reason, except perhaps one.
When a fort or military post Is actual
ly under Tire from the enemy the flag
may wave defiantly until hostilities are
over. This was poetically exemplified
in Key's Immortal song, wherein one
line has it. "Through the Bight our flag
was still there!"
.At all army posts, moreover, there Is
a special storm flag, half as large as
the regular post flag, which Is flown
in stormy and windy weather.
Another regulation Is lhat on all oc
casions when the flag is displayed at
half mast it shall be lowered -to that
position from the top of the staff. It
Is hoisted to the top of the staiT bcfor
It Is finally lowered. Harper's Weekly.
Smoking In Clubs.
The quest ipn of smoking was a burn
ing one in the midnineteenth century.
amTit.was not until 1845 that White's
gave up a room to the users of tobac
co, and in all clubs the smokers were
relegated to the most dismal apart
ments. It was King Edward when
Prince of Wales who broke through
the tradition, and when White's re
fused to extend the accommodation for
smokers started the Marlborough,
wherein smoking was permitted in ev
ery part of the bouse but the dining
room. London Chronicle.'
. Rank Foolishness.
"When attacked by a cough or a
cold, or when your throat Is sore, it is
Irank foolishness to take any other
medicine than Dr. King's New Discov
ery," says C. O. Eldtidge of Empire,
Ga. "I have used New Discovery
' seven years and I know it is the best
I remedy on earth for coughs and colds,
croup, and all throat and lung troubles.
My children are subject to croup, but
New Discovery quickly cures every at
tack." Known the world over as the
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Sold under guarantee at all druggisTs
60 cents and Trial bottle free.
OVEN FOR THE BABY
Unique Device Recently Shown
Can Also be Used as a Set
v tee or Ice Box.
HAS SEVERAL ADVANTAGES
Domestic Science Department at Teach
ers' College Receives Device
. fop City Flats.
Since the exhibition of flreless oven
at Teachers' college in New York a
year ago the domestic science depart
ment has been progressing until Miss
Helen -Kinne,' the head of the depart
ment, believes that she has obtained
the acme of all cooking apparatuses.
The new style oven may be used for a
settee for the library, au icebox or a
crib for the baby, liesides having many
other advantages. .
When a New York Sun reporter
went to the college the other day and
asked to see the new wonder a girl
clad in gingham dress and long white
apron met him at the door of the labo
'What, our new oven? Of course I
will show it to you. Just wait till I
wash this dough off my hands. You
see, this is bread day."
She was gone for a minute and then
led the way to au iuner room, "Would
yon believe it," she remarked, "thai
dough that I scraped off my fingers
just now was altout equal to an egg
or five olives or four tomatoes or one
cabbage or eicht prunes or a potato
or a banana or a quarter of a g'ass of
cream that is, I mean so far as the
heat giving properties are concerned?
But you came to ask about the oven.
Oh. yes, here it is:"
She perched herself on a dark stain
ed window sent about four feet long.
Two sofa cushions rested on it. .
''Won't you be seated on our oven?"
she asked demurely. The reporter gin
gerly sat down.
"We think here that we have one of
the greatest inventions of the age,"
she said. "It is especially desigued for
city fiats, where many of our gradu
ates go after they leave here. It can be
used for so many things. It can be
kept in the library-just as well as in
the kitchen, lit the morning the cook
ing may bo done in it. In the after
noon and eveuing It may le made up
as a crib for the baby. In the summer
time it is the' simplest thing imagina
ble to turn it into a box in which you
can keep nice cool drinks or even
freeze ice cream.
"How does it work? It goes on the
principle that there' are certain mate
rials which will not conduct heat.
When you are flslai? this box to cook,
you simply heat in water whatever
you are cooking, place it In the Ikx,
surround it with nonconductive mats,
and there you are. The heat can't get
away, so it, has to. cook the meat or
vegetables. Just let me lift the lid."
The lid was liftell and revealed in
side a box apparently filled with small
. "A pot roast will cook In this in
about three hours." she said. "Vegeta
bles take somewhat less time. .Not a
bit of heat gets out in the room on the
hottest summer day, and be cooking
may be done in the library -while you
are sitting on the oven reading a book.
Mo Odors Can l)wnpe,
"But it has another advantage. Sup
pose you "are living in an apartment
and don't want the woman next door
to tell all the neighbors that you have
cabbage three times a week. The fire
less ovwi is the -solution. Not an odor
can escape. Our investigations have
also proved that a large part of the
nourishment in the cabbage escapes In
the steam when it is loile4 on a gas
stove. Use the fireless oven and your
husband gets1 more nourishment than
he would otherwise and cabbage as
often as he wants It without the neigh
bors remarking about It. But now
watch me." "".
She made a few deft manipulations,
and the Interior of the 1kx was chang
ed. The sides, rose up on either side
protectingly, while 1n the center looked
to be a bed soft enough for any child.
"Now you have done your morning
cooking, and baby is tired and wants
to take his nap." -she continued. "Rig
the oven ..like this. ' These mats make
the most comfortable bcil in the .world.
The Best Spread
v buckwheat . cakes
1 or waffles
The delicious extract of
..whole corn of unequaled
i jnnalirv and flavor.
fine and Dandy for
la alr-tlobl Um.10c.25c.
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The sides come up high" enough, you
see. to keep the child from falling out,
while the w:hole thing Is construct ed
along the hygienic lines that are taught
down in the nursery department. You
can put It in the bedroom, use it for an
oven and window seat in the daytime
and for crib at night if you want to.
Yoa can fix It so as to put the baby to
bed in it while you are cooking if yon
want to. Tills perhaps is not advisa
ble in summer, as a very small amount
of heat is likely to get through the
mat, but iu winter It won't hurt him.
"Now the summer has come, and
mother and the children are away to
the seashore. Father wants to enter
tain a few friends in the apartment
some night or he wants something
cooling himself sometimes You see, I
know all about these things because I
know my father, and I also know my
brothers. Simplest thing Imaginable.
If heat en n't get out. neither can It get
in. Bring your bottle up cold from
shall I say the drug store? Place Ir
in here and put the mats around It
It keeps cool till you want to use it."
Maine's Wasted Wood.
There are 13.000 cords of wood at a
modest estimate going to rot In York
county. Me., according to John Mer
serve. the agent for the Biddeford Rec
ord, who knows every crossroad .and
abcut every farm in the county. This
wood is left by the portable mills in
the shape of tops. It is not cut up. lie
cause It would cost more than it ii
worth to haul it to market, so it lies
there rotting on lots stripped by the
portable mills, says the Kennebec
J0urn.1T. Mr. Merserve says that ho
was offered as much ns he wanted of
oak. maple and beech tops for .30
cents a cord. In some cases, where the
stripjed lots are near enough to make
It worth while, farmers are saving
their own wood and cutting up this
refuse for fuel, paying 25 cents a cord.
In one lot over In Lyman he estimates
that ihere are 500 cords of good wood
going to waste.
Wisconsin's Banana Crop.
The banana crop in Wisconsin is re
ported to be flourishing, and a full
yield is certain, says the Washington
Post. The crop is of six years' growth
end is inclosed within the limits of one
room in the horticultural station of the
University of Wisconsin. In other
words, the one tree In the university Is
also the only one in the state, and it Is
growing nicely. . There Is one small
Imneh of bananas on It.
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