Newspaper Page Text
1 HE DEHISON REVIEW F« W. Meyers, Editor. 3smoial Paper of Crawford County and £ify of Denison. Published every Wednesday mQrnlng. •ntered at the Postofllce In Denison, Iowa, as aeJpcrod-class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RA TES. ONB YEAR $1.50 •IX MONTHS 78 DISPLAY ADVERTISING RATES. Per Inch, 1 time .30 JPer Inch, 3 times 55 •Per Inch, 3 times 75 Per Inch, times 90 Per Inefc, 5 times 1.00 g*-4ll Bills Payable Monthly* THE RATE BILL. By an almost unanimous vote the louse has passed the Esch-Townsend aill regulating freight rates. This tirings several matters to mind for con sideration, In view of the fact that every mem ber of the Iowa delegation voted for the bill and that no Iowa voice was raised against it either at the time of its passage or at any other time, we •can but feel that grave injustice has i. been done the delegation by many Iowa people who raged in a frenzy Shila bout the supposed treachery of the Congressmen. Mr. Hepourn was the storm center for these ill-advised attacks and yet there is every evi dence, from that offered by Senator Allison to that of the President him self, that Col. Hepburn worked hand trtvAjy hand with the administration vationrtfughout to bring about the desired .nslation. We should think that in this there would be a lesson for EDITOR ]aIPeople to go slow before denounc- Winte Pe men w^° kave 1ive3-" np Senators by direct vote of the people. There is but one way that this will be accomplished, if some enterprising member of Congress will get the in surance mortuary tables, figure out the "expectancy" of the youngest senator, add twenty years for good measure and then introduce a resolution to take effect at that time, it may have a chance to pass the Senate and come be fore the people for a vote. If the ^enate does not get around to the passage of the rate bill before March 4th we hope the President will call a special session and keep on calling them until the bill is passed. tra 1. No one not a printtr can appreciate W ,v the inconvenience and delay the cold yecen^unap causes a newspaper. Cold ma %i chinery refuses to operate and cold ink simply will not print. Then too it is no picnic chasing the festive news item at twenty-odd beiow. 11 It is said that an enterprising dime museum manager has formed a chorus consisting solely of the wives of the now famous Chicago bigamist. We suppose the opening anthem will be "Hoch, der Kaiser.'1 ST We have heard from many men of both parties on the rate question but we are still waiting with feverish «nxiety to learn the views of one Alton B. Parker. Our little five year old startled his mother yesterday with the rather pertinent question, "Mama, why did God send such a blizzard on St. Valen tines' Day?" Mayor Carey says the REVIEW straw voting plan is excellent and that he hope? there will be a full and free ex pression of the wishes of the people. Alderman Wriirht the REVII-JW "election will save the city forty or fifty dollars aud if the people will but take hold of it will accomplish all thai would be accomplished by a regular Special election. —LOST—A Scotch Collie, one year -old. Finder please return to B. Smith. 7- L-' IS ma^e I°wa -^in the councils of the Nation, annual fijfe passage of the bill is another ions thai encej tbat the government for the best of i1*pler of the people and by the people sprhv* hi, Lobbies of various kinds h0,r dax thrive and may iniluence legisla specimen1 *n m'nor matters but when the walked 'P*6 become aroused and go after a shadow *n earne8t tbey ,. at every time. get what they grave lc another thing the people must not need she rget, is that it is a republican presi ^"iTr/ent and a republican Congress that has given them the relief they asked. it is true that the democrats have seen the hand-writing on the wall and have joined with the republicans but had i!' every democrat in the House voted against the measure the bill wonld j. have passed just the same. This 3§i brings us to another rather startling fact, that the only part of their record of which democrats can be proud has 1 been that made when they followed '"•^EeT&ad of republicans. When they 4 have differed with the republican party they have always been wrong, when they have joined hands with the republicans they have as invariably been right. The whole question is now up to the Senate. What we can hope from that body is indeed prob lematical. We wonder that the Russian people do not throw off the yoke of em. pire, but the American people with all their boasted liberty have not as yet been able to throw off the yoke of the "Senate rules" or to obtain the election were brought before the members. FEDERATION NEETS. SONS OFJ VETERANS -INSTALL At the called meeting of the city! Last Saturday night at McHenry Federation of clubs on Saturday after-, ball occurred the regular installation noon a number of important matters The S. S. C. was made a part of the Federation the older clubs extending a most gracious welcome to the new comer. Mesdames Boynton and Cas well ad-vocated a revision of the Feder ation constitution and a committee was appointed to advise changes. It was decided eoon after the first of Mar oh to give a concert. Theconcert is to be given by a celebrated singer and promises to be the musical event of the season. The cluo voted to expend seventy-five.dollars for pictures for the club room, .and they hope to give an art exhibit in the near future. A vote of thanks was passed to Mrs. Shaw for the handsome and useful gift of a. clock recently presented to ttaeelub by her. At the regular meeting of the federation in March the annual elec tion of officers will be held. Mrs. Mor gan will entertain the ladies with an account of her Washington visit and light refreshments will be served. A number of other plans are projected by the Federation, among them a talk on library work by Miss Alice Tyler of Des Moines of £the Iowa library Com mission. Mrs. Laub suggested th*t that Miss Tyler be invited to give a lacture and we trust that Miss Tyler who is a fine speaker will be able to come.: A LOST AND FOUND VALENTINE. Usually we do not feel like giving away state secrets' but the editor was fortunate enough to find a valentine, which the recipient evidently lost, and lie will be much surprised, as will al so the senders, in knowing that the el egant epistle has beeli given to the public. In the first place, we want to congratulate the writers, and feel sure that if tliey would turn their attention to poetry, they would succeed without question. Hereafter, however, we would advise the gentlemen when they receive valentines to be a little more careful and not lose them. The names appear in full in the valentine, which we have suppressed, and only use the initials. We all libu .Mr. G. we tliink he's mighty Hue, l'or out iu Colorado, lie's jtot a boociu* miiiu, And once he f?ot a dividend [though it came pretty slow]. Hut when it did, you ouu'ht, to have seen that hard earned money tto. Misses t-.and M. «ot chocolate creams. Mrs. W. butter-scotch, Miss A. stick candy right up to the notch. Miss L. )?ot chocolates brittles, UU: but they were fine, O come thou second dividend, and be our Valentine. Colonist Low One-way Second Class Rates. To San Francisco, Los Angeles, Port land, Tacoma, Seattle, Bjise City, Spo kane, Walla Walla, Orfden, Salt Lake City, Butte and other points in Mon tana, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and the Pacific Coast, via the Chicago, Union Pacific & North-Western Line, March 1st to May 15, 1905, inclusive. Daily and personally conducted excursions in Pullman Tourist sleeping cars, only $7.00 for double berth from Chicago (accommodating two people), through to the Pacific Coast without change of cars. Choice of routes. Excellent train service. Dining cars, (meals a la carte). For tickets aud fuil informa tion apply to agents Chicafio & North western R'y. 7-4t Male and Female Barer*. Whereas some women will go into a vast establishment intent on spending a certain sum—say, on an article of dress—and will successively scrutinize half a dozen things besides what she originally wanted and retire without buying any, a man will stray in with out any fixed plan of purchase and will sometimes purchase large quantities of goods that he, never dreamed of want ing when he entered the shop.—London Truth. Cookery and Government. Rossini, the Italian composer, is re ported to have said a droll thing on the unification of Italy when some one asked his opinion on this matter. He replied that he thought it very difficult If not impossible to effect it for the simple reason that the Neapolitans eat nothing but macaroni, the Florentines nothing but fagiuoli and the Lombards only polenta, while the Piedmontese swallow all they can get. "It it clear," he said, "that uniformity of cookery must precede unity of government." Marriage* Drinkiiu Wilier. Our physical well being would be greatly increased if we would drink a large glass of wafer immediately on arising ami again on retiring. The morning glass may be of hot water to advantage. Then take another large glassful between breakfast and dinner and another between dinner and sup per. Encourage the water drinldn of officer* Marriage is not the church, the ritual, the blessing of clergymen or the rati fying and approving presence of one's friends and relations at the ceremony. Still less is it a matter of settlements and expensive millinery. It is the tak ing of a solemn vow before the throne of the eternal. Nothing can make mar riage an absolutely sacred thing except the great love, combined with the pure and faithful intention of fulfilling'the :^Qdebted for number of years of the vow involved.—Mario Corel!i. "Outlook" it in the children as well as in your- Fred Jochtems Louie Naeve self, for thereby the eliminating proc- Wm Raines esses of the body are satisfactorily car- Whtyi calling for the above please ried on. say advertised, of the W. A. McHenry Camp Sons of veterans. A large number of friend9 had been invited to witness the beautiful ceremony, and at eight o'clock installing officer Sear McHenry took charge and the following were installed as officers for the ensuing year Captain, N. L. Hunt First Lieuten ant, N. P. Cavett Second Lieut., Fred C. Marshall Members of Camp Council, A. C. Weeks, N. P. Cavett and L. D. Vasser. After the installation exerciseB were completed Captain Hunt called on R. Shaw Van for a history of the camp, who responded very interestingly, as to its organization and progress, Rev. Wm. E. Bryce was next called to respond to "Lincoln" and gave a .glowing tribute to one of the greatest statesmen the world has ever seen Starting into his administration with his country on the brink of the war, the treasury depleted, no munitions of war eotce of the states already seceding, with himself no experience whatever as an official, it was indeed a giant's task to handle the reins of state. Rev. Bryce's description of the man, his powers of oratory and his womanly tenderness was eloquent, scholarly and forceful. After music, Mrs. J. B. Romans was called for and gave her exquiste rendering of the Telephone. She also gave her early impressions of Lincoln whom she well remembers having heard in an address when she was small girl. She said she went with several others, and when they ap proached «the stage whereon he sat with several others all were wonder ing who the awful'homely man in the background could be and were not ready to believe it when they were told that it was Lincoln. And when he arose to speak he reminded her of a wind mill with his sweep-like arms But when he began to speak all forgot the man in the intense interest awakened iu iht ,-ubj: ct at hand. Supper was served in the usual Veteran style, tin dishes, but the sand wiches and the beans were so line that like Lincoln, al! forgot the dish in the devastation cf the contents. The coll'ee furnished by "The Boys" wasdelfcious Sears McHenry presided at the "Bon Fire" in his usual happy vein, and speeches were called for, J. L. Richard son recited "Battery Going Iuto Action," and by his vivid rendering made it seem quite real. He al60 gave his first enlisment and initial exper iencejin action. Ed Searer spoke for the cavalrymen, telling of his first engagement. He is a good story teller and gave us Bome fine pictures of the battle field as seen in a fight. Toast Master McHenry then said he had noticed some ^of the guests had shown unusual talent in devastating hash and would call on Prof. Van Ness. Tne professor 'gave a line talk, as also did Prof. Savage, the next one noted as a devastator. Prof. Savage spoke more particularly on the question of talks by veterans to the school children, which has been done to a goodly extent bv Mr. Richardson, and invited all the veterans to visit the schools at any convenient time and talk to the chil dren. J. D. Havens was the last to speak, and gave an interesting short talk on his army life. We regret that these evenings cf wit and wisdom cannot be more fre quently enjoyed, as they tend more to the real refinement and culture of our people than many of the attractions so usually Indulged in by our people, The staff officers appointed by the captain are as follows: Chaplain—R. Shaw Van. Secretary—Ed. Blackman. Treasurer—L. D. Vassar. Sargeant of Guard—J. B. McClellan. Corporal of Guard—E. C. Baum. Prin. Musician—Sears McHenry. Color Bearer—H. W. Boeck. Camp Guard—Wm. Gilbreath. Picket Guard—Geo. Boeck. LIBRARY NOTES. Lincoln's birthday on the twelfth has stimulated interest in his life. The library contains the following lives of Lincoln: "Every Day Life of Lincoln," a series of pen pictures com piled from books: "Life of Lincoln," by Ward H. Lamon, a former law part ner of his "Abraham Lincoln," an es say, by Carl Schurz "Short Life of Lincoln," by Hay & Nicolay "Boy Life of Lincoln," by E. S. Brooks: "Es says on Lincoln," by Lowell, Bolton, Danacte, and 'Captain, my Captain," the poem on Lincoln, by Walt Whit man. To Mr. J. W. Miller, the library is Mr. Lally -hao presented the library with a line history of the '"Know-Noth ing Party," by H. J. Desmond. The book- is a beautiful edition and gladly welcomed to the history department. ADVI:KTISKL IAHTKK LIST. For week ending Feb. 14, letters for the following persons remained un claimed at the Denison Postollice: hal J..J Clancy Thos Fitzgerald F. W. Meyers, JF\M. i. THE HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST. Opera House, Friday, Feb. 17,8 P. M. PROGRAM H. S. Boys1 Chcrus. "Anchored" Arranged from M. JWatson Invocation Dr. Emory Miller Violin Duet, "Dream of Paradise" H. Gray Misses Genevieve Laliy and Maggie Clark "Ben Bur's Chariot Race" Beatrice Laity "Story of a Short Life" Hedwig Brodersen "How Old Folks'Won the 'Oaks"' Gladys Tucker "Hagar" Clara Strahn H. S. Girls' Chorus a. "Mighty Lak' a Rose" E. Nevin b, "A Little Dog Barkod at the Big Round Moon"' .G. Conant "The Marrying of Susan Clegg" Ethel Orr "What William Henry Did' Allle Morris "The Village Gossip,' Florence Baker Selection from "A Real Diary of a Real Boy', Helen Burch •'The Bear Story, That Alex 1st Make Dp AllHisOwnself" Elsie Smith M.US1CAT. PROGRAM While Judges are making decision Vocal Duet "Carmena"H. Lane Wilson ..Mrs. B. J. Sibbertand Miss Flora'Polster Song, Selected,...Twelve Little Boys & Girls Whistling Solo Selected Garnet Norman Song "Have You Seen My kKittle" C. J. Bond Twelve Little Girls Decision of Judges TRAIN IS SNOW BOUND. The Seed Corn Gospel Train is Stop" ped at Manilla. Intsresting Meet ing Held at That Place. We learn by telephone from Manilla that Prof. Holden and his seed Corn Gospel train was snow bound at that point yesterday. About 150 farmers attended the Manilla meeting and much enthusiasm was aroused. This was the fourteenth meeting held in the state th)B year. It was expected to hold a meeting at Charter Oak last night, but as the Milwaukee is almost, completely stopped up by the enow the train will probably not reach Charter Oak un1il today. This train will be in Dunison so netime during the first two weeks in March. THREE DUNLAP WEDDINGS. A friend drops us a lino to toll of throe weddings which took place at Dunlap today. The parties are well known in Crawford and many friends will join in congratulations. .Mr. Wesley Sigliiiol' Willow town ship aud Miss l'hebe Kuentzen of Monona, county were the first couple mentioned. They will reside 011 farm in Willow township. Mr. (_'. It. Talcott and Miss Adie May. both of Dunlap were married and will reside 011 Feb. 10 Feb. 11 a farm west of Dun- la]). Mr. T. .T. Whitney of Minooka, 111. and Miss Carrie Dunham of Dunlap were the third couple. They, will make Illinois their home. THE WEEK'S WEATHER The following is the reading of the Maximum and Minimum tempature for the twenty-four hours preceeaing 6 p. m. of each day: Feb. 6. Maximum 10 Minimum-12 Maximum 14 Mimimum -".'5 Maximum 20 Minimum 1^ Maximum 1!» Miniu um 5 Max mum Minimum -21 Maximum Zero Minimum -ft Feb. 7. Feb. 8. Feb. 9. 12. Maximum -4 »i Minimum -22 13. Maximum Zero Feb, Feb. Minimum -28 A SALVATIONIST WRITES. States That Hathaway and His Crew Do Not Belong To The Salva tion Army. THE REVIEW has received the fol lowing letter from the Salvation Army headquarters at Omaha. The letter is letter is self-explanatory. February 11, 1905. DEAK SIR: Our attention has been called to the item which appeared in your paper a few days ago to the effect that some persons calling themselves members of the Salvation Army had conducted meetings in your city, and had also printing done, and left town without paving the bill. We are very sorry in deed to know that the good people in Denison have been imposed upon, also that you have been defrauded by these people, for ae a matter of fact Hatha way is not connected with the Salva tion Army, either as an officer or mem ber. Also the other parties who were with him, are not members of the Sal vation Army. It is not often that we are troubled with people of this stamp, but since hearing of their imposition, we have done our best to warn the public. Believe me, Respectfully yours, A. MKUKIWEATHEB, General Secretary. FOURTEEN BOOKS ONLY We have been house cleaning at Tin: RKVIKW office and amoung other things we found 14 copies of a hand somely bound book ""Practical Fann ing and Gardening." it containes "JOO pages and is fi 1 loci with helpful hints recipes and suggestions. We are going to give them away. We do not, need them in our business and the farmers do need them in theirs. We are g6ing to gj ve these books to the next fourteen" farmers paying iheir subscription to Tun HKVIKVV. No city chaps need apply. The books are for the tanners and the farmers are going to get them. Re-' member there are just fourteen and! when they are gone there will be no! more at our disposal Hurry up now farmer friends and be one of the lucky JDeloit Miss Vivian Jordan returned to her school work at Schleswig Saturday after a two weeks' vacation on account of illness. Her sister had been taking her place. Bert Justice was down from Herring Sunday calling on friends. The dance Friday night failed to draw a •crowd on account of the cold weather. 1 1 fourteen. The books cost Mr. Tucker' fifty cents each. The revival meetings closed last week. Mrs. Jacob Worley is quite poorly with grip and heart trouble. Henry Lincke shipped a car each of cattle and hogs, and so did Fred Petersen, on Saturday, and Julius Schroeder two cars of cattle and Chris Jessen one. Miss Schurke came home from school at Denison Saturday. Dick Brogden shipped a car each of cattle and hogs and J. P. Newton a car of cattle on Monday. On Saturday night Mr. and Mrs. John Dobson will have been married fifty years, and they now live within four hundred feet of where they were married, and they have never lived outside of the township. They have seen the birth of nine children to this union, of whom seven are still liv ing, and have new about ten or twelve grand children. He is seventy and his wife is Sixty-nine. They are still very hale and hearty and enjoy the esteem of all their neighbors In speaking of Uncle Morris lVlcHenry's notes in last week's REVIEW Mr. Dobson expressed the hope that they might be continued further. He relates some very interesting incidents himself of early settlement, and told THE REVIEW man of the trials of some of the ear ly settlers. He referred to the trip of Mr, C. Laub in the winter of a '56-7 for goods for his store, and of how hard a time they had in getting through. A wid ow woman and two children were with the party, coming to Dunham's Grove, and the horses gave out in the snow after they get this side of old Carrolltown, and Mr I.aub left the party there with food enough to eat, though it was frozen Sard, and he walked on to Deloit for men and fresh teams to go after the party. All were brought in safely. Another incident to which he referred was the falling of the family cow through the floor into the cellar at Mr. Laub's, and the time they had recovering her. John Holdsworth died at his late home east cf town last week, of heart trouble and was buried Tuesday. Thos. Walker of Vermillion, S. was visit.ng Mrs. G. W. Saunders last week. The First National Bank has placed in front of the door a nice bill board on which they invite farmers to post their sale bills. M. M, McAlpin drove in from Denison in the storm Saturday. He was on the road five land one-half hours, tipped over six times, had the horses dowj in the snow till he thought they would never get out, and came into town nearly frozen. E. Brockelsby of Vail, was in toWn last week and purchased the John ClauseD res idence, which he will occupy after March 1st. Col. C. G. Saunders of Council Bluffs, spent Saturday night with his mother, who-e health has been very poor of late. Geo Disburg, the day operator, has been laying ofi this week ou account of the illness of his wife and baby. Dr. J. B. and Al. Gardner have been in the eastern part of the state attending the funeral of their father. Several of the young people of Buck Grove attended the calico ball at German ia hall last Thursday evening. Mrs. i.r. Gardner is reported quite ill Walker of Vermillion, Mr. Has kell of Chamberlin, and P. M. Ray of Sioux City were in the here last Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs Henry are entertaining a lady friend from Arkansas. Grandma McNertney still remains very ill as the result of a fall on the ice'. Rev, Joseph Stephen gave a Lincoln Memorial service Sunday. Mrs. Robert Winters is on the sick list this week. The heavy fall of snow and the drifting have caused the route men to abandon the mail routes the past few days. Fire Chief A. P. Petersen received a letter from the Manning Fire Chief last Thursday warmly commending the servi ces of the Manilla hose team at the Man ning fire, and on the following day he re ceived a check from the city of Manning for fifty dollars and one from Hoffman & Co. for twenty-five dollars for saving their store and stock from burning. We notice a genuine democratic howl in last week's Bulletin, regarding the pros perity of THE REVIEW, reminding us of the old adage, "It's the hurt dog that al ways howls." Mr. Thos. Carey, who had been to Chi cago with cattle, was in the Melbourne wreck last week, but fortunately came out unharmed. C. W Carlson of Woodbury, who vis ited at C. A. Larson's last week, went to Denison Friday. A Jfine daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. E. .Clausen Saturday. All are doing nicely. Fred A. Lawrence is very sick at pres ent writing. The marriage of Edward R. Peterson and Miss Emma O. Winquist 'occurred at the home of the bride's parents, near town on Wednesday, Feb. 8, Rev, Gustav Ny quist officiating. They will make their home at Hawarden, Iowa, on a farm. His sister, Mrs. Anderson, of Hawarden, and baby attended the wedding, returning to their home on Friday. The next Lecture Course number will be given by A. \V. Hawks, Tues day, Feb. 21st. In the entertainments given by A. W. Hawks, the laughing philosopher, tears follow laughter. He tells funuy stories, recounts pathetic incidents. He is without a peer, bis facial expression is wonderful, no cos tumes, no make-up, Mr. Hawks wears his store clothes aud makes his own faces. He comes endorsed by the en tire Clergy and Press oi his own state. Maryland. Reserve seats for this number at Johnson's, Saturday, Feb. 18th. -f JL BUSINESS BRIEFS. in —FOR SALE—Good registered Here ford bulls cheap. J. L. RIGGLEMAN, Deloit, la- 4-tf FOR SALE. —Lunch room business and fixtures for saie at a bargain to experienced man. Inquire of E. C. Petersen. —Our White Pine Cough Syrup with Tar cures when other remedies fail. 1 PH. A. SCHLUMBERGER, Pharmacist. PURE BRED POLAND^CHINAS. I have for sale 15 young Boars, mostly April Farrow they are heavy bonedt very dark, all round good pigs and are all eligible for record. A WHITEING, Threemiles south-east of Vail, la. 50 FOR SALE. —A span of work horses with har ness. Inquire of REVIEW office. 6-3t* —Organ for Sale. Inquire of MRS. c. GREEN. —For Sale—Fine Plymouth Rock Roosters—100 to pick from. MAT WIBLISIIAUSER. That lotion for chapped hands has proven so satisfactory to our custom ers that we are now making it by the gallon. Try a bottle at SCHLUMBERGER 'S Pharmacy, FOR SALE. —Fifty Dollars an Acre—Fifty-three acres in sections 26-27 Denison tps. In quire at REVIEW office. s. ,,, 6-4t* FOR SALE. ,14 —Six room house with closets, two lots and barn. Two blocks east and one block north of I. C. Depot. Inquire of MRS. MAHONEY, at house. —A suite of office rooms for rent., steam heat furnished, well lighteu rooms, call or address, -. J. L. WARBASSE, Denison, la. 4 doors north of the post office. 5-tf Just received a large supply of hot water bottles, also hot water bottles and fountain syringes combined. Family syringes a specialty. Quality guaranteed, prices right at SCHLOMHEROER'S Phaimacj N O I E 1 Owing to the fact that many have wished to take Osteopathic treatment and felt that they could not afford to do BO 1 have decided to reduce my rate for treatment at office per month to $15. While this means harder work for the Osteopath, yet I hope by so doing to introduce the methods of Osteopathy as a curative system to such an extent as to permanently insure its standing in Crawford Co, Osteopathy claims many cures IE Chronic and Acute diseases where other systems have failed and it challenges the entire list of other cura tive methods in such diseases as Rheu matism, paralysis, nervous diseases an Female Disorders. Consultation and Examination f^»r»» DR. E. D. MCLAREN. FOR SALE. Thoroughbred Short-Horn Bulls. Eligible to record. Come and see hem. ROBINSON BROS, 0-4t Denison, Rte. 1. —80 acre fnm fon rent or quire at tb'.s oflice. salf. In 7-tf SEED CORN SPECIAL. 1 It is little wonder when one read's the corn report for 1904-, thiit the peo ple of Iowa are interested so deeply in the Corn Giospel Special trains that are being arranged for by the Chicago & North-Western Railway. In 1904 Iowa produced .'523,853,000' bushels of corn, 93,000,000 bushels more than the yield for 1903. Nor is the state lacking in its out put of other grains. Eight million bu shels of wheat, 118,000,000 bushels of oats, and 12,000,000 bushels of barley were produced last year, along with 14,255,000 bushels of potatoes and al most 6,000,000 tons of hay. Something of the value of the corn crop is indicated by the fact, not often called to the attention of the public, that in five counties of the state 20, 000,000 cans of sweet corn are packed every year (enough for a line of cans 1,260 miles long). This is in addition to the train loads of cattle and hogs that provide meat for hundreds of thousands of people. The creamery business, too is largly dependent upon the corn crop, and last year 62,222,457 pounds of butter were made by the creameries, there be ing 1,372,000 milk cows in the state. The farmer with these facts before him needs no argument to persuade him that if by the intelligent selection of his seed he can increase his corn crop anywhere from ten per cent to forty per cent, it behooves him to lose no time in finding out how this is done and putting his knowledge to the test- Professor Holden of the State Col lege at Ames is doing a wonderful work along these lines. He tells the farmer wherein his lack of method in selecting his seed has proved a loss to him in the past, and how he can remedy the mistake. The Chicago & North-Western Rail way recognizes the importance of Pro fessor Holden's movement, and sched ules are being prepared for special trains which will carry the professor and his assistants to practically every station on the line in Iowa, beginning March 5. The railway is sending to its agents announcements showing the itinerary of the train across the state, and much interest is being awakened. The train is fitted up so that at each station lectures can be given iu the cars, which are warm and all'ord com fortable seats for the farmers. Every grain grower in the *tate is: invited to come out and hoar Professor Holden. He leaves 110 room for argument, but shows in plain and simple lan guage just what is needed. The grain growers along The North Western Line have indicated that tney propose to come out by the thousands to hear Professor Holden, and the Grain Healers' Association is much interested.