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With a planted area of almost
600.000 acres less than that of Illinois,
vlowa has raised over 9,4)00,000 more
bushels of corn. The preliminary es
timates made by the department of
agriculture give Iowa a corn yield
this year of 356.725,000 bushels,
Illinois ranking second, with a yield
of 847,14,000 bushels. Iowa had
9,031,000 acres planted, while Illinois
had 9,617,000.
According to government figures
)Iowa produced this year 51.613,000
/bushels more than last year, while
.the Illinois yield shows a falling off
of 35,000,000 bushels. Iowa's vast
superiority over any other corn-rais
ing state is shown by the fact that
Missouri, which planted an area two
thirds that of Iowa, productd a crop
but a trifle over one-half jjK's large.
Nebraska, with an area planted of
only 900,OOu acres less than Iowa,
produced 80,000 000 bushels less.
The final, official figures will show
the 1906 crop yields to surpass those
of 1905 very materially. The total
yield of corn, oats, barley and rye is
placed at 4,660,000,000 bushels, or
143,000,000 bushels more than in 1905.
Every grain crop is larger, except
oats. The crop is by fat the largest
ever raised, and the wheat produc
tion lacks only a few million bushels
of breaking the record. A careful
estimate of the farm values of the
seven important crops, nut including
cotton,makes a total of $2,695,000,000,
an increase of $37,000,000 over the
figures of 1905, which were record
The yields of the principal crops,
except cotton, in the United States,
for 1906 and 1905. based on official
preliminary estimates of yields per
acre, are as follows:
1906—Bu. 1905—Bu
Corn 2.881.000.000 2.708,000.000
Wheat 740,000,000 693,000.000
Oats 863,000,000 953,000,000
Barley 147,000.000 136,000.000
Rye 29,000,000 27.000.000
Total grain 4,660.000.000 4,517,000,000
Potatoes, bu 307,000.000 260.000,000
Hay, tons.... 52,000,000 60.000.000
The aggregate farm values of this
year's crops, based on careful esti
mates, and the official report of the
value of the crops of 1905 are as fal
1906-Val. 1905—Val.
Corn.... $1,123,000,000 $1,116,000,000
Wheat ....473,000,000 518,000,000
Oats 284,000,0000 277,000,000
r- Barley 81,000,000 55,000,000
Rye 18,000,000 17.000,000
Total grain 1,979,000,000 1,983,000,000
,Potaotes.... 138,000,000 160,000,000
Hay 578,000,000 515,000,000
Grand total

2,695,000,000 2,658,000.0000
These figures are sufficient.to show
the unbounded and unsurpassed pros
perity that prevails in agricultural
circles. —Register and Leader.
"Bill and me" went to Omaha last
Sunday. We went just for fun. It
was the first trip "Bill and me" ever
took together without "Mama"
tagging alonj. This fact lent a good
deal of excitement to the adventure,
especially the first end of it. Along
about time for the Sand Man to come
Bill wished that he had taken his
mother with him. We had a dandy
time. We read the funny papers and
punched the machine for candy and
gum and got weighed while we were
waiting for the train. We saw the
Boyer river more times than you could
count, and the school house where
daddy taught while Bill "was up in
Heaven waiting for God to make
him." Down in Omaha we saw some
big tall buildings. "Me" counted
nine stories and Bill counted Meven,
which must be right. We went to a
soda-water-fountain-place and Bill
had hot chocolate and "me" had hot
coffee, and "Daddy's" sugar lumps
went into his pocket lor Happy Hougi
lan, which is the dog. And we
bought flowers of a beautiful lady
what has a little girl what speaks
French and has rosy chjeks and is
-r r*"?
It is so easily digested that it sinks into
the system, making new blood and new fat,
pud strengthening nerves and muscles.
fat, and Bill was invited to come
again in twenty years and marry her.
Not the beautiful lady but the litt le
girl. Bill promised, but as he did
not "cross his heart and hope to
die, "B the promise may not be fuT
filledjp We rode on street cars and an
elevator and Bill ate every "smud
geon" of his roast turkey on the din
ing car, and we beat the Northwest
ern, and were mighty glad to get
home to "mama" and tell her all
about it.
You all know "Ikey" Mains,
whether you know W. T. Mains or
not. He has just completed a three
year enlistment in the army and re
turned home to Charter Oak. He has
made good use of his time while in
the armv, and comes back a much
better man than when he went away.
To talk with him is almost as good
as going to a lecture, for he has so
many things to tell of which we in
the interior of the United States have
no knowledge.
Mr. Mains was in the heavy artillery
branch of the service, stationed at
Ft. Moultrie, near Charleston,. In
the fort he saw many things which
make him believe that it would be a
mighty hard job for an enemy to get
in there if we did not want him in.
The instruments of measurement are
so accurate that before the enemy got
within range they would know all
about his distance, his speed, the rise
of the tide he was coming over, the
swell of the sea, and everything else
the gunners could be influenced by.
If an enemy was coming, Uncle Sam
would have the habor so mined that
no vessel could come in without being
blown out of the water. These mines
are so accurately charted in the bay
that the men in the fort can tell
within four feet where they are at
any time. Then when a vessel goes
to ride over them all the soldiers have
to do is to wait until it gets in the
right place, as it must at some time,
and then touch a button. A switch
board not so very unlike that at the
telephone station connects the tor
pedoes and any that are wanted can
be touched oft'. They are so arrang
ed that any one can be fired, or a
gang of three can be used, or a bunch
of twenty-one. About that time
you would see t.he incoming fleet be
come an outgoing or upgoing squad
You cannot make the soldiers and
sailor believe that any other power
on earth has a better navy or army
than ours. In Ft. Moultrie alone the
guns will throw 16 tons of steel fifteen
miles out to sea every minute, The
ten-inch guns which make part of the
armament of the fort throw a shot
weighing 650 pounds, using 225 pounsd
of the best smokeless powder to
throw it, and can repeat the dose
every minute-and-a-half.
These guns are not in the house,
but out in the front yard, where they
can be found easily when wanted.
This front yard would be something
of a curiosity to a stranger. The bat
teries are all masked, so that nothing
is seen of them from the outside.
The guns are all of the "disappear
ing" type, which are out of sight ex
cept when fired. They are loaded
below the top of the front wall and
then raised into position and fired.
This lifting is all done by steam, so
there is nothing so very hard for the
men. The gun weighs perhaps sixty
The gunners that man these big
guns are marvels of expert training.
A target is set up 3,000 yards out
into the bay and no matter how fast
it is moving, these men will hit it
with a cannon ball with nine shots
out of ten. They will actually rid
dle a target in about no time In
other lines they are expert, also, so
hat they are not altogether wrong
in saying that they are as good as
any people on earth.
Charleston harbor would be a bad
place for an enemy anyway, as it
has about 28 feet of water in low
.tide, but in high tide there is plsnty
to float the largest boats. The
title raises twelve feet.
Grippe or Influenza, whichever you like
to call it, is one of the most weakening
diseases known.
Scoff's Emulsion,
Liver Oil and Hypophosphites in easily di
gested form, is the greatest strength-builder
known to medical science.
which .is Cod
S of E on
Invaluable for Coughs and Colds.
Will says the fighting part of the:
navy does not place so much depen
dence on the cruisers, as they are too
much exposed to the enemy's fire.
These boats are trim and pretty
looking, and fine for their work of
scouting and stirring up trouble, but
the reliance for the fight is placed in
the battle ship, which has more of
bull dog appearance. These big boats
of Uncle Sam are hard customers for
an enemy.
Mr. Mains has not fully decided
what he will do, but rather expects
to hit the Colorado and Kansas:
country before spring. He has had
enough of the army and proposes
now to make some money for him
self. —Charter Oak Times.
The Sioux City papers told this
week that Geo. Stuart and perhaps
his wife had been asphyxiated by gas
in one of the hotels of that city, and
the story comes very close home to
one of the homes in Charter Oak.
They are the parents of Mrs. Carl
Mr. Stuart managed a saw mill
and his work moved about a great
deal, and he happened to be in Sioux
City. As he retired for the night
he turned out the gas in such a way
as to leave a small leak in the jet,
which caused the trouble. The oc
currence is looked upon as purely ac
cidental. When found the man was
already oast any help, but the woman
was living. The last word from her
is that she is still unconscious and
there is not much hope for her re
Many Charter Oak people will re
member Mr. Stuart best as the man
who sawed the lumber with which
Geo. Neddermeyer built his big barn
He was remembered here as a well
behaved man. who was highly respect
ed. —Charter Oak Times.
The northwestern announces two
changes in the time of trains going
west. Number One is six minutes
later, leaving Denison at 6.56 a. m.
while Number Seven is nearly thirty
minutes later leaving Denison at
9.24 a. m. This latter train will be
very convenient for passengers to
Omaha who do not like to get up too
early these cold winter mornings.
The Dramatic Flavor of Wall Street.
It is the speculative side of Wall
street that most appeals to the imag
ination. If we were dealing with that
side of Wall street we should not lack
for authenticated cases of high dra
matic flavor, as, for example, that of
a youth of eighteen who ran if- into
a fortune of $200,000 in a few months
and was last heard of trying to pawn
his wife's engagement ring for $1'.")
or that of the farmer who made sev
eral millions of dollars from a very
modest beginning, slipped a check for
$300,000 under the breakfast plate ol"
each member of his family one morn
lug, tore the checks up because within
au hour the riches had become a mat
ter of domestic strife and was ia^t
heard of when one day he brough: a
load of hay across the ferry I'rjm Kiru
en Island to New York an.I bi'gged his
brokers lo take it in lieu ns
•V.- one more "trade."—Success Maga
zine. ..
A Tree of Miniy Power*.
The ash tree is rich with su on.
The old charlatans of the muliUe age.
used it in their love potions, and the
damsels of ancient times believed that
it would enable them to make their
sweethearts true and help them to t'.u
cover their future husbands. The in
habitants of Iceland still looli with
dread upon the use of mountain ash as
fuel. Their belief that it will make
enemies of all who gather round a
hearthstone on which it burns is deep
seated and was once almost universal
in rope.
Superstitious seekers after good luck
may still be found invoking the spirit
of the even leaved ash, after the man
ner of the ancient tree worshipers,
with the verses:
»,w Even ash, I do pluck thee
Hoping thus to meet good luck:
If no luck I pet from thee
I siml! wish thee c:i a ticc
The 1'lilloMOitlier'N Sport
A balloon trip gives one a sense of
utter and complete stillness and alsj
a beautifully serene feeling of aloof
ness from men and tiresome matters,
a contempt for the puniness of earth
and an unbounded sense of sociability
and camaraderie with those with
whom one is basketed aloft in those
few square feet of wicker. It is a
philosopher's joy. ballooning, the sport
of the scientific, anil the idea that it
provides a new thrill or curdles the
blood of jaded and sinful butterflies
may be good enough for the halfpenny
press, but not for the wiseacres of the
Aci club.—Bystander.
Ilotv Tree* Are lliilant-etl.
A tree grows in-perfect balance on
every side. When a large bram-h
shoots out on one side, one of equal
size or two smaller appear on the other.
The roots are balanced in the same
way, a large branch on one side being
matched by a large root. The center
of gravity is thus always perfectly
I'lnicuo of l»vcitiuiin.
Human ingemnly is plague to mod
ern life, and there is some excuse for
the view of a great man who regarded
the inventor ol railways as a curse to
his race. The truth pro'.mhly is that
no Invention is at first perfect, and we
have to suffer from its transitory im
perfections—London Lancet.
C. C. Phone No. 37
Iowa Phone No. 114
h'r.vr em E.vr
Ilie hmH1Iu» ot Crawford,
County Male ISank.
Organized under the laws of Iowa, located
at Denison. in the county of Crnwf'wi xt
the close ot business on the 12th nay oi
Nov.. ,V II. l'.tOK. made to tlie Auditor of
State as required by law:
Amount of Bills, bonds
and other evidences of
debt, discounted or pur
chased actually owned
by the bank (carried
out) $47?,531.77
Amount of cash on hand
described us follows:
Gold coin Si'O.dO
Silver coin and bullion... 718.80
Lejral tender and nation
al batik notes and sub
sidiary coin 203(f.»l
Drafts and elieeks on
other sol ventbanks and
other cash Items not
dishonored, on hand
and belonging to the
bank 3T7.iir 29.8'S 78
Amount subject to be
drawn at sisht on de
posit I th sol vent banks
or bankers (specifying
names and locations of
Commercial National H'k,
Chicago 33,171.nl
National City ltank New
Yoru 35.n72 29
Kountze Bros., New York
First National Bank, Co.
Bluffs. Iowa 2ii.5'!l.:0
Co. Bluffs Savings Bank 10.7o7.S3
lies Moines Savings Bank
De« Moines 10.Ms or
Value of real property
(owned by the bank)... lo.fioo.oo
Value of personal proper
ty (owned by bank) 8.000.00
Total Assets..
Total Liabilit e« ...
Amounts of all liabilities
to the bank on part of
lis directors:
As borrowers none
\s ri!dose:s....none
Ctawioi-d County
Attested By:
H. V.
18 000 00
Amount of capital stock
actually eaid up in cash SIOO.OOO.OO
Total amount due Uep s
itors, as foil \vs:
Amount sisrht deposits.. .S2N.472.4t
Amount time deposits S3l.liIl.tM 552.S34.01
Indebtedness of eveiy
hliul due banks, bann
ers or pe»*ons other
than regular depositors
Bills p-iyuble None
Rediscounts None
Duo Clearing House None
Amount of undivided
profits, as follows:
Surplus fund
Other profits on hand
(after deducting taxes
uud expenses) lfi.tni.9:
We. I.. Corn well. Pr°sident. f,eorjp Naevp,
Vu-e -President, and E. Jones. Cashier of
the Ban* above named, do solemnly swear
that. tlie foregoing si-'tement. "is full
true and correct, lo the best of our
knowledge ku1 belief, that the assets
therein set forth are bona tide the
property of said bank in its cornorate
capacirv and Hint no pa.'t of the stinn has
been loaned or advanced to said bank for
the purpose of being exhibited as a portion
of its assets.
I/. foitswRi.r.. President.
(Jkouck Nabve.Vice-President
Jonks, Cashier
Sworn lo before me mid su "scribed
in my presence bv r, Cornwell,
testdent. Gec.ree Naeve. vtce-
[si ai president, and M. E Tones,
cishiei. this l5tli of Nov.
Ai.bekt 1Iei.si.kv.
Notary Public.
Students in need of rooms. Address
box 948. Denison, Iowa.
The Denison Review. The Dow
City Enterprise, The Farmers Tri
bune, All One Year for S2.50 Sure
ly this is the time to subscribe
"For years I starved,then I bought
a 50 cent bottle of Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure, and what that bottle benefitted
me all the gold in Georgia could not
buy. I kept on taking't and in two
months I went back to my work as
machinist. In three months I was as
well and hearty as I ever was. I
still use a little occasionally as I find
it a fine blood purifier and a good ton
ic. May you live long and prosper."
C. N. Cornell, ltoding. Ga.. Aug.
27, 190G. Kouol is sold here by Lam
born Drug Co.
Germania Opera House
Three Nights Commencing
Keturu Kntritgement of the Ureut
Openim i'.jv Hit,' Military Comedy Drama
The Blue and the Gray
Ladies FREE on opening night
Prices 10, 20 and ,10c. Seats on
at Johnson'* Monday, Nov. l'J.
Thanksgiving Meats!
We are making a special effort to please our customers, and would be glad to have
you place orders early ,5
Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Geese and
Fresh Oysters in Bulk
Choice Cots of Beef, Pork, Veal and Matton
The Broadway Meal Market.
These goods
JSMWi, "n n.Mfe.
Mav at first seem a bargain -it is cheap —it looks cheap—
and it wears cheap. Beiny made of North Carolina oak,
which is very brittle, it will break before you get it home.
It is finished by dipping and built by cheap labor Bart
cher Bros are experienced buyers and can avoid buying
goods this kind for their patrons A good article costs
a very little more than it poor article The public is invit
ed to inspect our line of rockers which is very complete.
Dealers in Reliable Furniture. Both Phones.
Watch oar window and buy a Davenport at your own price.
!Great Reduction Sale!!
Our annual reduction sale will begi.i
Saturday, Dec. 1st.
Watch this space next week for SPECIAL PRICES.
It will reduce your living expenses, and will pay
V!. you to buy your baking goods from the
2 Page 5
C. M. JENSEN, Prop.
$2.95 for an Oak Rocker
City Palace Bakery!
foMhat Turkey
Don't neglect to take advantage
of our Rare Clubbing Offers
goods and latest styles. Our
hardware is all new and you can't get old and out of

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