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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1913.
FOR BETTER WORK
Domestice Stience Club Formed
at Close of County Farm
OTHER PRIZES AWARDED
Lecture Dealing With Raising of Al
falfa ani Cooking and Home
enee can always help beginners. Some
women naturally excel In certain de
partments and their methods can be
adopted by others with profit. The la
dies present evinced much enthusiasm
in taking up Mrs. Wade's Ideas.
At the close of the afternoon session
the exhibits that had been donated to
'the Institute. Including bread, cakes.
butter, corn, small grain, etc, were
sold at auction, President George
Buck proving an auctioneer of consid
erably mor than amateur calibre, and
; something over $15 was realized.
TELLS OF ALFALFA.
At the morning session, Lindsey
; Rec e of Pana spoke on "The Use of
j Limestone and Alfalfa," supplement
jlng his lecture of the day before on
the maintenance of soil fertility. Al
falfa. he said, is the key to permanent
i soil upkeep In Illinois. Some striking
I arguments were advanced along this
Mr. Reese said alfalfa Is the best
paying crop known to the farmer, and
there is more land In Illinois on which
There was a good attendance at all
three snsions of tJie last day of the
second Rock Island County Fanners'
institute at Coal Valley yesterday.
Ftiir Rood talks were heard, and j this plant can be grown than In Okla
in the afu-rnoon and evening there Jhoma. Kansas and Nebraska together.
wag music by the Monmouth college I However,
r,M.,-t.t that n o . anr... t-e, TV,,. I ing." It
, ., , . western lands do not require this pro-
in the afternoon the ladle, organized j ceM Jhe pPaker predlcted that
a domestic science club that Is intend-1 within a few years alfalfa will revo-
ed to be county wide in Its scope.
temporary organisation with 35 mem
bers and the following officers were
soil here needs a little "fl
must be Inoculated, where
TO CORN GROWERS
German Tnfst & Savings Bank
of This City Offers Val
OPEN TO ALL IN COUNTY
CO OPERATIVE STORE CO. 2. IL ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS
Largest Yield on a Given Acre May
Be Secured by Any Method and
from Any Seed.
At the closing session of the Rock
Island county farmers' Institute at
Coal Valley yesterday Vice President
J. L. Vernon of the German Trust &
Savings bank of this city authorized
the announcement that that institu
tion will offer $100 in cash prizes for
the largest yields of corn per acre :
grown the coming season. The prizes j
will be divided into $50, $30 and $20.
Com petition is open to all in the!
county. Any variety may be grown
and the seed obtained from any source.
President Mrs. R. I. "Wilson.
Vice president Mrs. John Thomp
son. Secretary Mrs. W. K. Meyers.
Treasurer Mrs. V. J. Bailey.
This organization will hold for three
tiioii'lis. during which time a definite
A lutionize the stock raising business in 1 - wl" ue meiy iur iuu0
this state. So remarkable are Its pos- compeung to sigmry oeiore pianung
slbilltles that the people are not yet ,lme tnat thy have entered the con-
prepared to believe the truth. n? t0 e P"ound uP,n
t.i. i- .i u 1 which the corn is to be grown. This
Aimiid i ixi uiurBL lumge kul
known to man. It was raised In Per
condition will make It Impossible for
a grower of corn to pick out a prom-
, " . 1.: Using portion 'of his .field and enter it
us and was introduced ino Greece 3i0 . , , v.v.:
years before the dawn of the Chris
tian era. The horses ttt the Roman
wfira fprt nn 1t Alfalfa mpnrinwa in I
It will De expectea tnat me grower
Will be prepared to tell how the crop
was produced and it is likely that the
after the crop is growing. Nothing
less than an acre can be entered and
; the land must lie in one body.
REPORT TO IX'TITUTE.
township 01 anizations.
pint or work will be mapped out and j Mexico have been cut three or four j
arrangements made to affiliate with j times a yev for 1510 years without re-,
1 he state noci-ty. The initiatory steps i Beetling. Fifids in 'he state o." New,
erc taken following an a'ldress on do- j York have v ieM:ng for f.0 years. .
tuestlc science by Mrs. Mary I.. Wade and there are fields in Illinois that'
of rh'eng'j. who a;ieard on tbe pro-! have prodjced for 2 years rontinu-:
gram in place of Mrs. II. M. Dunlap j ously. As a forage feed, the plant!
cf Savoy, lil.. who had been assigned j stands fur ahead of all ethers. j
a:, tpcaker by the tttate itihtitute offi-1 worth ioo ter 4 rf '
rs. but was unable to attend. The Mr Rpes!, gaid hfk growing"alfaira j
bjec, of the cub It ..nprovment m;.hat W(U njm rfguaI.)v $10 per acre '
methods f hMus. k. ep.nK. part cularly ! anfJ (U(H, instan,.e , whicu ope
am. ng ue wives of farmers. An . aIiz,.d j220 an acre from pns
fori will le mad to form auxi.iart ;.,( . ., .,,., -
IUI . I ' Kil Jlir UUJ K1
h:iy. Another grower in Illinois meas- ,
KKI. tti liri:'th nf thp iJantu iif n
Mrs W i!.- (.poke ano i t the even- I .inBi n asou. There were four cut-i
U.K. glvtiys '.In- 'I' s iisj niimer of the ' i;ilsa atl, ,he rgregate length was 14 '
liiHilt.it", in fn'i'ii and their prepara- Ht
t!n. 1 he t' p; assigned w as "Man's j Mr. Retse f aid he plows sii or seven '
Grentert Need.'' and Ms. Wade it geu- ini fog d(.op in prepaHng his seed bed
WniHly Mi;!.:ed the two snbjeets. nd-' for alialfa. The plowing is done In'
ui.c'nir Btruii.int tc. shuw that, from ,Qc. sprinK and the land is then bar
the nandpoitit, vl the housewife. th rowrd or disced every two weeks till
itteaiei.t ne, r man fii and that ,h1 latter part t,f July or the early
It- rnp.-r j.rej aration does t.iore to ,,art cf Auc;isi. Rv that time tin '
iirour.d Lcrfctly pulverized and free
Three ht.n l.cil jmi nds prr ac re of
top coil tf'El has j;ro'A ii alfalfa ortwert
u lcver if. then sjwn by hand and disced
!P I I'UHOn. Ia !ier Of li- in,,W iinm. i.;U.ir ai ivrncus t,t n
fi-i-wf ill tu Md'iie public: few tnintttes t- the action of the sun
who act.-d a judce or the ar 1 KiliiuE the bae:eria. Then two or more
eii'ejed in th rom petition for tnn nf wtn-i Iim'rni nor nrre are
tin 1rui- tiii the irt spe-iker in the Brattered n- the field and al-mr "0
nfiTiio.uv She exii:inrd how the bak- i pounds cf alfalfa eed per acre sow n.
,n- 'r 1 r,,a,i " '-!'t n girls in her This la harrowed in. This method, the
clavier. Tie rous prorei-s.-s that spe:,ler said, has never fulied with
.tnei Into t ,e making of hn-ad were , him to rot a ttar.J. Ordinar'.ly. no crop
explained and it was Fhowti that theie;!s ,., tnt, fjrtI yPPr. After two ears
a d.t li.'. cauye fcr every failure to;tn,. ,isc ghocld'he freely used to'keep
Keire px. rM!lt--iu other wxrds. w. u!,. ,,,.., un(l to mulch the sur
thre in no mli thiug as lack involv- fa,e. This is done after the first cut-
ed An lin.Mir aut po'iil she made is
that the jean! plant must ! treated
.netly an an otner idmit is handled
to secure Krouih ami propagation in
c.aer thai it n ay fret free the gas"s
that lriiven the hit ad.
successful competitors w'ill be called
upon to tell their stories before the
r.txt farm institute.
It is believed that this contest will
arcijBe a great deal of interest and do
much toward further stimulating corn
growers in the adoption of scientific
prt Ii : ' t
hc:'ltr.. wealth and doi'i'-s'lo '
ty trim aiy other sinRie
'i he nnfiil' t reiiiaiti'ii f"r th '
fi'M'j.:i and :,ae srv ral nutn-1
tir.g is taken off.
Noth'n except accidf.-nt should evT
; make it neressary to resell in the life
lime of the ordinary man. A heavy
leet wbf n 'he plants are growinis may
! smcther them or late cutting followed
. frfr.li Hi It l. tin. by a hard freeze Is sometimes fatal.
Mrs. Wad", in Iit af'enioon lecture, but ordinari'y the crop should yielu
discoursi'tl cpoti the of domept'o thre cu'tings a year indefinitely,
science rliitis where they have been I .Mr. P "i-e said alfe'.fa will grow on
culi. .ted in accordance with the gen-' altncst fny kind of soil, but good drain-
i al p'an ii.r fr'i'ii organizations. The ' ape 's of fli rt importance and there
ohje t vt hoiiFel.eeping. she (-aid. is to ; fore if he were planting it here he
icake a home. Not always is the best would yirk out high ground.
Ir ine made t y the mr Bt zalous bouse-l kii.t r:ti7.Ki WAiiii:i).
k epiT t r the most skiliful ccok. j .Tutt before noon, the colts entered
thi'ugh itite:gi tit Itoureki'eping and ; in the competition for frizes were
Coal ValK y citizens are nothing if ;
net enterprising. Last winter they or-'
panized and entertained the first aux-!
iliary farmers" institute ever held in I
the c ot: Uy and proved bo much inUr
ested that they secured the institute j
:cr the Icwtr c ml cf the county this:
winter. During ihe t-umuier th y had '
a week's home-coming, when the vil-1
lat'e w as visited by hundreds, many of :
whorii were fcrnier residents whose;
henus now are at a distance. j
Njw .'. project is on foot to erect au j
auditorium largo .iC.Uiih and pro;n rly J
equipped for the entertainment of pub-'
lie arsrmblagps and for the holding of;
sales of li-.e stock. Near Coal Valley '
are several breeding farms t.'iat are
! r.'.wn f: r and wide and a number of ;
aucticn s-aj. t: of ttocK hcg3 and cattle
have l.c-'.'n held there. These aal s '
Lr;:!i bner8 from several states. With '
a it'itaM? bvil lit!.?, is believed that i
mile Fa's wi!! br held there.
Ihcii ic.re a ctreting has been called .
.fcr tonic rrow af;ciuoon to arrange if
pori'j!e far the erection of such a ;
structure. The plan Is to erect a build- :
: ins a!;ou; j'l by I l et, usirit; sheet
yt; el for the extev'or and celling th" in
terior and providing a hcati'.'.g plant.
1 P.. Hollman. breeder cf Hampshire j
hops, is onr of the prime movers, and
' citizens stand ready to subbcribe lib- i
erally fcr t':c project. Mr. Pollman
isnd Miciiael Sliar;) of Warner are to!
h.old a joint sale cf he 3s at the village i
: Jen. 2s. !
The big sale is nearing its final stretch. We want to
make this Saturday the biggest day of all, so we have
marked and re-marked until this gigantic stock will
go Saturday at a fraction of its value.
ibmorrow will be the Biggest Day yet. Read
these specials and be here early in the morning.
Howcrs anl foliage of
all kinds worth up to
$1.50 earlior in Ww sea-.-ou
A larc;e assortment
of babies' bonnets,
white and colors
worth several times
soft velvet hats, worth
as high as $2.00 for
(2.50 FELT HATS, 29c
I rem 11 to 12 A. M.
Soft felt shapes in all the
popular shades, specially
priced for this hour only
The Linen Section
Four-in-Hand Ties, all silk, in good
colors .price just one-half
$1.00 Shirts, in a number of styles and pat
terns, complete size range, specially GL U
priced at c-aJv
Flannel Shirts, either gray or navy
blue. l.;n) kind, with military collars1
$1.00 flannel shirts 79c
Men's Woolen Sweaters, with Byron collars, in
red, navy, grey or brown, $2.9H " QO
values, Saturday -l.tO
inch (ialatca cloth, plaiu black and red. also red with
small white figures, worth l(lc. special
JO percent discount Huck toolings, plain and fancy all
widths, special clearance price. I'D pi-rcent discount.
72-inch mercerized, bleached damask, beautiful range of
patterns, weli worth 8!)c, priced for
Bargains' In Dress Goods
Mercerized moires, gray, Copenhagen, blue ,cardinal,
brown and other good shades, excellent for skirtings
ings, slips, etc., MO-in. width, .'?lc quality. "I Q
Wash Suits, Rompers and Gowns
Boys' Wash Suits
Of Ginghams and percales, sizes up
to 6 years, made in military ityles
and valued up to $1.00, for
clearance . ........
Of gray flannellette trimmed
in red, sizes to 4 years
oil silk, wash china silks in light a ".id dark shades
of all desirable colors, f0
For children,' all of good quality ma
terials and regularly selling OQ
at 59c VC
jihhI -i:ok..iK are importaiit t-lemt it
in bcirc-ii:sK:.ii;. Men And it good bus
iness t i f:R'i;7.i' in nearly all lines of
endeavor, and the aritnni.'nts that hold
wiili nirn should also obtain in the
h,- -f vn:n( n Tli-re is no vocation
more iUMii"ril r important than
liome-iiiar .rr.. mi'l wmu-n of experi-
i i"hamTjerIain"s Cousti "emedy never
i disappoints thore wlio use It for ob- i J
;Fi:i!ate t-cuhH, colds and irritations of!
'tin- tliroat ar.d lungs. It tarid3 un- !
broi ght ont ami judg'd. There w ere ! rivalled as a renedy for all throat ar.d
a dozen animals exhibited and prizes I Uiuz diseases. Sold by all druec'sts. : ti
were awarded to the following owners:
First. J. W. liailey.
Second. K. H. Edwards.
Third. Howard Sheesley.
Foi:r!h. F. H. Edwards.
Fifth. Pen Hollman.
I San Fraifiircc Two unidentified
!bod;s have been removad from the
ruins of two water front lodging houses
j destroyed by Sre.
Winners of Prizes in Domestic Science
Competition at the Farmers' Institute
True In the domestic science con-1 Fruit cake Mrs. W. S. McCulloch,
Wsts were announced at the farmers' ' fist ; .Mrs. P. E. Westerlund, second.
liMltute at Coal Valley yesterday as! Iaycr cake Mrs. Sadie Murdock,
follows: '.first. Miss Marv Branberir. sMond.
Champion Kiaf of bread - Mrs. J. M. Sufcar cookies Mrs. J. M. Lees, I
Jcs. first; .Mrs. batiie Murdock. sec- first
Hread from 7.ephyr flour Mrs
J M. Iees. second. ;
Most uniform epgs Mrs. H. E. Win-!
ter. first; Mrs. William Barax, sec
I.nrgest eggs Mrs. J. M. Lees, first; .
Finishing braid in white,
pink and white, and bine
and white, etc., values up
to 18c, special,
(Jold mtal tooth pick
ler box . . . . oc
Sharp's gold eye needles in
single or assorted sizes,
in case, suitable for
school children .
ON THE THIRD FLOOR
All $3.50 Comforters, filled with best grade cotton, many
patterns and colorings, size 72x84
A. A. Napier Matting, just the thing for hard wear, suitable
stairs or runners, 27-inch width,
48c quality for
20c Scrim, white, ivory and ecru colorings, width 40
inches, special for Saturday, at a yard
75c Pillows, made of art ticking and filled with good
grade feathers, eacii
75c Night Gown Special
Women's night gowns in high necked, long sleeved
made of good mater'al and nicely embroidery
trimmed, 73c values for
$1.50 Kimonos 85c
Heavy French flannel kimonas. made in latest empire effects.
. ' '' . - .
16-button kid gloves in Idack
and white, with 3 clasps,
special for Saturday, only
T 1. ft 1 Tfc "
III lw fcff n ma
11U VCliy 1111U. Ucig5
Special jor Saturday
Genuine leather bags, moire
lined, with novelty mirror
top, small change purse,
size T'i-xS, special
a(, fiist; Mrs. Sadie Murdock, seo
ord liread from White Loaf flour Mr.
Sndie Murdock. first; Mrs. J. W. Hai
Bread from Ceresota flour Mrs. J.
M. Lees, flrt, Mrs. A. Hollman, sec
ond. Bread from Goldrim flour Mrs.
Miss Llir.le Wilson, second. ' Mrs. J. W. Uailev, second.
I rru.c cookics .irs. j. ii. .Metzler, j Kmuroiaery on colors Mrs. (. narles
J M. 1 first: Miss Lizzie Wilson, second. !Sanson, first; Mrs. O. Youngren, sec-
Chocolate candy Miss Anna Bran-;
Krg. first; Miss Anna Price, second.
Cream candy Miss Emma Lees,
fiist: Mrs. J. U. Lees, second.
Fudge-Mrs. W. R. Weaver, first;
Embroidery on white Mrs. O.
Youngren, first; Mrs. Charles Swan
Eyelet embroidery Mrs. Kinner,
ifr&t; Mrs O. Youngron, second.
Fudie Murdock. first; Mrs. J. W. Bat-
Rolls from Zepbjr flour
, Miss Oena Lees, second.
I Divinity candy Miss Anna Price, i Punch work Mrs. Charles Meyers, I
iflist: Miss Catherine Martin, second, i fi;st; Miss Minnie Branberg. second, j
j Doughn ufs Miss Myrtle Sackfield, j Drawn work Mrs. (). Youngren '
) Your Choice
f.ist; Mrs. Jerry Lees, second.
Tanned plums Mrs. W. R. Weaver.
Mrs. J. M.'fiiRt; Mrs J. R. Mettler, second.
I Canned blackberries Miss Margar-
fiist; Miss Minnie Branbere. second.
Wool crorhet Miss Margaret Beyer, j
first; Mrs William Barax? second. j
Filet crochet Mrs. Charles Swan-!
Mrs. William Barax, sec-1
-Mrs. M. Petterson, first and 1
Rolls from Ceresota flour Mrs. J. I et Price, price; Mrs. W. R. Weaver, 'ten. first
M. Iees. first; Miss Lixzie Lees, sec-1 second. j ond.
Ofid. j Canned raspberries Mrs. W. R. ; Tatting
Rolls from While lo&t flour Mrs. ! Weaver, first; Mrs. J. W. Bailey, sec- j second.
X. W. Bailey, first. !ond. j Silk crazy quilt Mrs. J. W. Bailey,
Holla from Winged Horse flour I Canned peaches Mrs. T. R. Lees, I first: Mrs. F. J. Clark, second.
Kn. J. w. Bailey, first. fiist; Mrs. J. R. Metiler. second. I Wool crary quilt Miss Lizzie Wil-
Rolls from Goldrim flour Mrs. J.I Canned pears Mrs. J. R. Metzler. eon. first; Mrs. James. Bailey. 6econd
W. riley. first. ifiist; Mrs. T. R. Lees, second. C&lico quljt Mrs. J. R. Metzler,!
Brown bread -Mrs. Herman Nlti. Canned cherries -Mrs. W. R. Wea- fitt; Mrs. William Adams, second j
$1.00 Newbro's Herpicide
S1.00 Scctt's Emulsion.
$1.00 Swamp Root
$1.00 Swift's Specific
$1.00 Syrup Pepsin
$2.00 Fountain Syringe, red
rubber, extra quality, com
plete, --qt., guar
anteed one year
50c Quinine Pills, 2
gr., 100 in a bottle
$00 Sylvia Powder
2.V Colgate's Shaving
in Bargain Basement
White Oilcloth, 4a inches wide, worth 15c,
special clearance price, yd
Men's and boys' overalls and jackets, offered for clear
ance at 20 percent discount.
.stamped in dainty
"Royal Society" package combination huit,
stamped, of sheer nainsook, 75c values . . . .
1 1 (sled runners
For Go-Carr or Sulkey, can be attached in place
of wheels. 50c values
fut; Mrs. Sadie Murdock. second. j ver. first; Mrs. O R. Klfwonn, second.
Nut loaf cake Miss Anna Daxon,
fl.rt; Miss Anna Price, second.
.viiKt'l food Mrs. Charles Buck,
f.itt; Mrs. R. L. Wilson, second
Chocolate cake Miss Dena Ies.
ist; M.sa Ansa Daxon, second.
Best coiitHtion of fruit Mrs. W. R.
Weaver, first; Mrs J. R. Metiler. sec
ond. Honey Mrs. James Bailey, first;
Miss Ms'wl Sackfield. secoud.
Neatest darning .r.ss Laura Krak-lov.-.
first; Miss Edna Kraklow, sec
ond. Niatcst ptich Miss Edna Kraklow.
t'.tt: Miss Laura Kraklow, second.
Kurnt -ood Miss Nellie Mcran,
Butler Mrs. A. Bolltsan, first; Mrs-jfiifct, Miss Margaret Trice, second. J
i has received notice from Springfield, j out the state are invited. The aim of lives, and Uitrau W- Page, state dl
,111., of a meeting which is :o occur ! tl mcctitiE ia to further lesrislation rector of nuhlic roads, are to 8p-a!c
pTTr DflinO lfre Jan" 31 an' to wn,tn 4,1 Indus-i for good roads. W. ('. Brown, pfesi- at the nifeting.
Ill Mull Alt nUAUo.lt;al. civi(". commercial or agrlcul- dent of the New York Central rai: ;
, tural associations that are interested 1 road, "J'.rtin 15. Madden," rood roads AI1 ne c ' a-' tne time Tho
The city commission of Rock Island kia the ircprovement of roads through- j advocate in the house of represents Argus.