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THE ROCK ISLANp AltGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1909.
CORN AND OTHER FARM NOTES
Tenant Terms on Fnnk Farms No
Figures on Gain
Increasing the Yield-20 Boahela.
' Twenty bushels more corn, per acre
vjend double the profit. That Bounds
-'ipretty good, especially for the north
isern tier of Illinois counties. But how
"could It be done? The shorter season
iof that latitude seems to demand a
''email or medium quick-maturing var
iety of com. The large ears and tall
jstalks of central Illinois might be
jcaught by the frost in McHenry coun
"ity have been, in fact but George A.
and C. C. limit, brothers, were not con
jtent to accept these limitations and the
vfC-rdtoary yield of 35 or 40 buBhels per
.iaere. They asked questions of the ex
periment station, and thought and
. read and tested, and the outcome of it
itall 1b that for several years they have
been producing at least 20 bushels
more corn per acre than the average
. grower. The writer has visited their
''farm and has the following items of
:thelr soil management direct from
George A. Hunt:
The Hunt farm has a brown clay
loam of strong producing power. The
rotation includes one or two crops of
.corn, clover, sometimes pastured, and
email grain. The corn laud is ma
enured and fall plowed five or six inch-
'es deep. In the spring as early as the
- ground can be worked it is disked and
. cross-disked, and it is harrowed four
.'to six times at intervals, saving the
''moisture, killing several crops of
V weeds and making the seed bed as fine
, as a garden, and with a compact sub
tsoil. . Any crust formed by a rain is
harrowed at once. This stirring of
'the soil makes it decidedly warmer and
-.'of Heart Trouble Cured by
.r.Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy
: "Before I began taking Dr.
5 Miles' Heart Remedy I had been
suffering from heart trouble for
' over five years. I had pains in
my left side, and under my
shoulder blade, could not sleep
"on the left side, and was so short
.. of breath the least exertion
... would bring on the most distress
ing palpitation. I had scarcely
j-taken a half bottle of the Heart
J Remedy before I could see a
marked change in my condition.
When I had taken six bottles I
MRS. C. C. GORKEY,
If there is fluttering or palpi
l tation it is an indication of a
j weakness of the nerves and raus-
cles of the heart. It is not neces
'sarily diseased just weak from
; over-work. The heart may be
weak just the same as the eyes,
stomach or other organs. Ycu
can make a weak heart strong
by taking Dr. Miles' Heart Rem
edy. Get a bottle from ycur
druggist, take it according to di
rections, and if it does not bent-
- fit he will return your money.
$10.00 IN PRIZES
For the iesi I'miriclc $5
For the nest fest limirick S3
For the ct best limirick $2
For every liniiriok that we can use,
wo will send tho composer a 25 cent
bottle of CHAP'O-LEKE.
CONDITIONS OF THE CONTEST.
1. Limirick mus be descriptive of and contain the
2. Contest closes 6 p. m. Deoember 15, 1909.
3. Wkuung- Jimiricks will to published in The Arns.
4. Black Hawk Sales ooiapany sole judges.
5. Mail timirfoks to Black Hawk Saleo company,
Rock Island, HI.
Below are modal Umiricks also terms descriptive of
CilAP-O-LENE as an aid in composing limiricks.
Once there wrr hen4, both chapped When the summer is
Their owd9t 'and nsed old nearer
LoHoua and creams 'joth -stained and
No relief until CTXA-P-OIETTB was
Ohap-olene is a pnre daintily fragrant toilet prep
aration that drie3 quiokiy oever stioky or greasy,
but delightful to U3e. It makes the skin soft, white
and smooth; soothes and heals irritation. Endorsed by
tho pnblio as the moat effective' toilet lotion for chap
ped hands, face, lips, or any roughness of the skin.
Gloves may be worn and the daintiest needle work
done immediately after using. Excellent also as a
face lotion for gentlemen fter shaving. Price 2 5 cents
the- bottle , all drag and department stores.
Rook-Island, III., ;
Waste In New England Mason's
of Ten Yearlings.
earlier and causes the plants to grow
very rapidly. At planting time the
ground 1b harrowed, rolled, planted,
and harrowed once or twice before the
corn comes up and again when the
corn is two or three inches high. Corn
in Buch a field can be cultivated better
and much faster than on ordinary
The Hunts found that with such cul
tivation the large Learning variety of
corn could be ripened In McHenry
county, and they have taken great
pains tn the selection and breeding of
seed corn to get the surest and strong
est growth and large yields. With
these methods they grow 50 to 80 bush
els of corn, with an average of CO bush
els, year after year. J. H. Turner, an
other McHenry county farmer, has fol
lowed the same method with similar
results. Is not such an increase worth
any amount of study and efort to rise
above the average? Others can do
what the Hunts have done.
Strvtng ITalf the Concrete.
W. H. Rowe of Morgan county found
that he could save more than half the
usual amount of concrete in paving the
lot around his horse barn by using de
fective vitrified brick which he bought
at the factory at 35 cents per load.
Laying the brick on edge as for a pave
ment, and leaving large cracks be
tween, the concrete was used simply
to fill these cracks and all uneven
places and make a level surface. The
surface was left rough and this pave
ment has proven satisfactory after
Cost of Gain on Yearlings.
S. B. Mason, farmers institute di
rector of the Seventeenth district, took
pains to weigh his bunch of 10 year
ling steers when he turned them upon
blue grass timber pasture May 14, and
arain when he took them off this pas
ture Sept. 20, and thus found that they
had made a gain of 2,200 pounds, or
220 pounds per head. The grass alone
produced 1.7 pounds of gain per day
per steer for 129 days. He figured the
pasture at 51.23 per month for a steer
weighing l.oot) pounds, or S8 cents per
head for his animals which averaged
701 pounds. By this estimate the gain
cost l.GS cents per pound ($1.C8 per
100 weight), but any farmer could fig
ure the gain at the prevailing price of
I pasture in his locality,
j By a little extra weighing Mr. Ma
' son also found that 7,300 pounds of
! his Big Four oats threshed out 3,840
I pounds, or a bushel of 32 pounds for
! every 20 pounds of straw and chaff.
, The loads as they came from the field
were ncarlv 52 V2 per cent grain. The
yield of this field was 45 bushels per
Term vrlth Trnanti,
J. Dwight Funk of McLean county,
requires that clover be grown in the
rotation with corn and small grain on
all his tenant farms, but as the ten
ants do not have enough livo stock to
feed all this clover, by special terni9
of the lease Mr. Funk's foreman takc3
charge of all the meadows, withdraw
ing them from the lease's clover years,
and puts up the hay for Mr. Funk.
By the terms of the lease Mr. Funk
has the use of all stalk fields and stub
ble fields on the tenant land, and thus
utilizes a large amount of valuable feed
that would otherwise go to waste and
prevents damage to the ground by the
tramping of live stock when the flel
ere muddy. Hundreds of sheep and
when the summer Is no
And her hands are chapped
Miss Helene of Moline
hogs are pastured in the stubble fields
on the catch crops of clover.
Mr. Funk Is one of the men who
sometimes practice July and August
cultivation of corn when necessary to
save the moisture in the ground. Last
summer he used a one-horse cultivator
In one field and a planter wheel drag
ged flatwise In another field in August.
Rape sown at the last cultivation in
120 acres of corn provided him an im
mense amount of sheep feed.
New England Saving va. Illinois Waste.
A Bloomlngton man who took a trip
through Vermont, New Hampshire and
Maine a few weeks ago, says that a
New England farmer would make a
fortune out of what an Illinois farmer
wastes, and he was particularly at
tracted by the neatness of New Eng
land farms. White paint, looking as
fresh as though just applied, is in evi
dence everywhere, covering any piece
of wood or metal exposed to the
weather. "In my trip I did not see a
loose fence board, a gate hanging by
one hinge, nor any machinery housed
in nature's big shed."
But returning through Illinois over
the Alton railroad from Chicago to
Bloomlngton this man observed the
farms closoly and was struck with the
contrast to New England methods. He
saw a great deal of farm machinery
under worthless old apple trees and in
dilapidated fence corners, disreputable
looking pig pens and tumble down
shacks of hay and straw. In the north
east all forage is housed; none was
seen out in the weather. "It seems to
me that the lesson which the Illinois
farmer needs to learn most of all is
that of preventing waste. The Illinois
farmer, with his rich soil, certainly
can learn much of profit from the New
Englander with his stony land and
Yield Shows Stand of Corn.
As corn husking proceeds and yields
are known, it is a good time to figure
back to the stand of plants and the
doing of each hill. Tho university ex
hibit at the state fair contained a new
chart of the results of such figuring.
This chart was headed, "What Is Your
Stand of Com? The Yield Shows."
With hills 3i feet apart each w-sy
there are 3,556 hills per acre. With
one stalk per hill and an S-ounce ear
on each stalk the yield would be 23?4
bushels per aoro worth $14.25. A 12
ounce ear per hill would make 35 la
bushels per acre equal to the average
yield for the state of Illinois. A pound
car per hill would yield 47 bushels
per acre worth $28.50.
But if each hill had two ears of on1y
14 ounces each the yield would be S3
bushels per acre, while three 12-ounce
ears per hill would yield 10Gai bushels
per- acre. Many other items were
shown in the table, as that a pound ear
and a C-ounce nubbin per hill would
make 65',4 bushels per acre worth
Our corn lacks much of being a per
fect stand or el3e the production pr
hill is low. Some careful work this
winter selecting seed corn, testing the
seed, grading the kernels, and th
careful adjustment of the planter next
spring to drop Just tho desired number
of kernels per hill, will add greatly to
the stand and yield of the next crop.
It is the missing hills, hills of one
stalk, barren stalks and nubbins that
cut down the yield, and most of thesa
factors are largely under the farmer's
control. Reported by Arthur J. Bill
for the Illinois Farmers institute.
BAD MONEY GANG CAUGHT
Hy Arrest of
Thirteen Italians Of
They Have Leaders.
New York, Nov. 17. By the arrest
of 13 Italians, secret service men
think they have rounded up the lead
ers of a band which has trafficked for
a year in counterfeit money made in
Palermo and circulated in America.
The prisoners, who were taken In
raids upon several Italian shops and
homes in Harlem, include Gulscppe
Morello, in whose lodgings were
found seven alleged "Black Hand"
letters, written to merchants in New
Orleans and returned, the police be
lieve by merchants who met the de
mands for money.
Pasquale Vasi, another of the ar
rested men, had in his possession
1,200 counterfeit $2 bills.
NEW SOURCE OF ENERGY?
Beloit Inventor Announces Discovery
of Mysterious Force.
Beloit, Wis., Nov. 17. Howard Ben
nett, eon of Dr. F. L. Bennett, Is said
to have discovered a new world3
power not unlike the wave3 of wire
less telegraphy, but differing in many
essentials from electricity. He is de
veloping machines to utilize this mys
terious power, which was discoverad
by accident. Details of the discovery
are being kept secret until patents are
secured. Howard Bennett is a sopho
more In Beloit college. Those who
are acquainted with the discovery say
it Is one of the wonders of the age.
REAPER TAKES CHALLENGE
Lecturer Expires After Declaring
Sickness and Death Error.
Santa Cruz, Cal., Nov. 17. "Sick
ness Is error, death is error."
Theo were the last words spoken
by Thomas Wolfing while addressing
a gathering if cnris'ivn 3cien-.it3.
Wolfing dropped to te floor dead.
At first it was supposed the r.ibn
had fainted. Efforts were made to
revive him, but physicians later pro
nounced him dead from heart failure.
The tragedy was witnessed by a large
number of persons who had congre
gated to hear him speak.
Many school children suffer from
constipation, which is often the cause
of seeming stupidity at lessons. Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets
are an Ideal medicine to give a child,
for they are mild and gentle In their
effect, and will cure even chronic con
stipation. Sold by all druggists- "
Government Agent on Ground
at Fairport to Start Clam
TO COVER 60 ACRES OF LAND
Will Have Queer Appearance When
Finished, With Many Ponds in
Hector Von Bayer, architect and
engineer for the bureau of fisheries,
has arrived at Fairport and in
tends starting immediately on the
work of erecting the buildings for
the laboratories for the United States
clam hatchery there. He states that
Professor Coker, a well known scien
tist connected with the department of
fisheries, would be the chief of the
Fairport station and that he would
have charge of the scientific work of
The government official will have
charge of the erection of the build
ings, pumping stations and labora
tories of the new station. The work
done now will be in a great measure
temporary. The button men of the
city and all over the county have urg
ed the government to start to work
at once on the clam hatchery as the
beds of shells in the American rivers
are almost exhausted and should be
replenished at once.
To Occupy Sloping Pasture.
The station will be queer in ap
pearance when completed. Com
mencing at the northwest corner of
Fairport a 60 acre tract of land
will be used. The laboratory will be
stationed on the upper side of the
hill above the wagon road. The slop
ing pasture land running between the
wagon road and the C, R. I. & P.
tracks will bo utilized in -the prop
agation of the clam.
A new word has been coined in
this vicinity it is a "clam pond."
Clam ponds will be dug to the num
ber of 59 or 75 in terrace formation
down to the railway. A gasoline
pump will be used on the shore of the
river to force the water to the top of
the highest pond and from there it
will percolate through the .other
ponds until it finds its way back
again to the river. This will give
the running water necessary in the
culture of clams. The plant when
complete will cost nearly $00,000,
not ail of the money has been ap- ;
propriat.ed yet but the officials in-j
tend using what is available. j
When complete it is planned to
have the pumping station on the top
of the high hill overlooking the ;
ponds and allow the water to run I
down gradually from a reservoir;
back in the hills. !
Ia Wrll Equipped.
Professor Coker is a well known !
scientist and is well versed in the '
laboratory work of the department, j
He has. been spending the summer in
Michigan and has been studying the
habits of the clam. He i3 expected to
arrive and take charge of the work
IN FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS
Kuth Bryan Leavitt Making Good as
a Talker, Friends Assert.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 17. Ruth
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD READ
THIS ADVICE AND THE GEN
EROUS OFFER THAT
The number of diseases pecular to
women i3 such that we believe this
space would hardly contain a mere
mention of their names, and it is a fact
that most of theso diseases are of a
catarrhal nature. A woman canndt be
well if there is. a trace of catarrh in
Some women think thero is no help
for them. We positively declare this
to bo a mistaken idea. We are so sure
of this that we offer to supply medi
cine absolutely free of all cost in every
Instance where It fails to give satis
faction, or does not substantiate our
claims. WTith this understanding no
woman should hesitate to believe our
honesty of purpose, or hesitate to put
our claims to a test.
There is only one way to overcome
catarrh. That way Is through the
blood. You may use all the snuff,
douches or like remedies for years
without getting more than temporary
relief at best. Catarrh in general is
a diseased condition of the system that
shows locally most frequently in dis
charges from mucous membranes. Lo
cal treatment should be assisted by In
ternal treatment for the general dis
eased condition if a complete cure is
to be reached. That internal treat
ment should be scientifically devised
and faithfully administered.
Rexall Mucu-Tone is scientifically
prepared from the prescription of an
eminent physician who for 30 years
made catarrh his specialty. This rem
edy is admirably adapted to the treat
ment of the catarrhal ailments of wo
men. It purifies and enriches the blood,
tends to stop mucous discharges, aids
in removing Impurities from the sys
tem, soothes, heals and strengthens thy
mucous tissues, and brings about a
feeling of health and streegth.
We want you to try Rexall Mucu
Tone on our guarantee. If you are not
benefited, or for any reason not satis
fied. simply tell us and wo will hand
back your money. Rexall Mucu-Tone
comes in two sizes, 50 cents and $1.
Remember, you can obtain Rexall Rem
edies in Rock Island only at our store
The Rexall Store. The T. II. Thom
as Drug company.
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mmksph vvj i u j u uj
f voters fis&'i rr :
pi I . ; I , i
Bryan Leavitt is making good as a
lecturer, her friends assert. For the
next month she is to speak in Ne
braska as a representative of the un
iversity extension course.
In Nebraska it costs a town desir
ing to hear her $25 and expenses.
Outside of Nebraska she charges $50
and expenses for a lecture.
Mrs. Leavitt has been lecturing in
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Colorado.
She had an offer of $1,000 a week
from a lecture bureau for platform
work next year, but declined it. The
title of her lecture is. "A Pilgrimage
Through Palestine." She illustrates
it with chalk.
LIFE TERM FOR ATTACK
Sentence, After Confession, Comes
Speedily to Forestall Public.
Washington, Tnd., Nov. 17. John
Eagle, who attacked Blanche, the 11-yoar-old
daughter cf Councilman A. O.
Wise, about two weeks ago, has
The Sanitary Closet
The closet requires careful atten
tion and frequent, thorough scrubbing.
Rinse the seat and flush generally.
Put into the bowl of the closet a
handful of Gold Dust washing powder
and let the solution stand for some
time. Then take an old broom and i
scrub all the parts that can be reached,
especially into the traps as far as pos
sible. Flush again, add more of the
washing powder and wash under the
flushing rim and all parts inside and
out. Stains of iron from the water,' if
not removed by the scouring, may be
removed with a few drops of hydro
chloric acid. 1 ,
BIG STOCK NEW AND
We take your old books that
?, are in good condition. Will
0 be open evenings next week
q from 7 to 9 to accommodate
those who cannot coma during
the day. . ' j
1 REMEM3ER f
Q The place to buy your books
is at j
I ART STORE
g 1730 Third AvenKie.
Time has come again andt
you'll need your lace cur
tains, blankets and coun
terpanes laundered. We
pay special attention to
this kind of work. Let
us send our wagon up for
it. ; ;
501 TWELFTH STREET. BOTH
el i si is- j sr.--r ' tus h. i . . u. v f
plead guilty to the charge
and was sentenced to the Jefferson
ville reformatory for life. The case
had been set for hearing next week,
but the court officers sprung a sur
prise and caught the public napping
by advancing the bearing. Eagle
Some interesting prices
at the busy grocery 611
Jersey cream flour, in
towel sacks $1.49
Fresh eggs, per doz 25c
Fresh creamery butter,
per pound 32y2C
Canned tomatoes andcorn,
full pack, 3 cans for 25c
Pancake flour, all kinds,
3 packages for 25c
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treatment, a rate you can afford to ray. and pri
vajy lii your dea'Ingtl. We I"an from 110 upwards, on easy terms and
low rates, which we will pladly explain without cost to you. If you need
money and will give U3 the word. All statements backed up by a writ
FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY
Phone West 514.
New Phone 6011.
You now get FREE
frame 10x12 inches
Cur prices are just the same as during the past
12 years and the portrait alone would cost you
Our Work is Known to be
of the Best.
And to have this large one to keep yourself is
just the thing.
Get them now while it lasts.
Opposite Harper Hoxiae.
Eatracce bj Bamsrr's. COCK IftLAlfD
iL ijrtA iftai.'; s '&m yj r??i-
wrote a confession, which said:
"While I confess that I committed the
crime as charged, I want to say for
the benefit of the yocng men of this
county that If my brain had not been
poisoned with liquor I believe I would
today be a free man."
Corn Flakes, E. C. Kellog's.
or Post Toasties, 3 for. . . 25c
Black walnuts, per peck. -25c
Large red apples, per pk. .25c
Clinton soda crackers and oys
ter crackers, two
pounds for 15c
Ginger snaps, two
pounds for IBe
5c boxes matches,
three for J0c
Juse received a fresh line of
The Man That
Once there was a man who always
got the Glad Hand wherever he
went. He always paid his bills
when they were due. He figured
it this way: "If I pay promptly
I will always have the good will
and crfdit of the Tradfuman, and
then If I Ret In a Ileal I'inch at any
time, I will have .Something to fall
back upon. So when I am temporarily
short of ready money I will borrow and
make Rood." Moral: A Rood credit is a
real asset. I'mler certain clreumstunces it
wise to brorow; likewise, a credit estab
lished with us means that you can always eom
Biand ready money. It Is also good to know
Where you can get courteous, fair and square
Room 403 Best Building
Rock Island, III.
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