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THE DENISON REVIEW THE REVIEW PUBLISHING CO. (INCORPOKA TED.) F. W. Meyers, Editor. tiBsrod at Che Postofflce In Deuison, Iowa, as second-class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. rNfl) YEAR 11.50 •EX KONTHS 76 UiSPLAY ADVERTISING RATES, PerTiinh. 1 time 1.30 Per Inch. times 55 Per Lnish, 3 times 75 Per Inch, 4 times 90 Per Inch, 5 times 1.00 tiff" All Bills Payable Monthly. REPUBLICAN CONVENTION The convention will be held June 16th at Chicago and consist of 978 delegates, there being four at large from each state, two from each con cessional district, and two each from Arizona. New Mexico. Hawaii, Alas ka. the District of Columbia, the Philippines and Port Kico. In re cent years there has been some "con cession in the way of additional rep resentation to the territories but the basis of such concession has always been questionable and so the terri tories. outlying possessions and capi tal district each get two delegates only. For each delegate there is also to be chosen an alternate. CRAWFORD HAS POOR CORN. It is humiliating for all of us and especially for the farmers of the county to know that at the recent corn show the first prize went to a man Monona county. What is much more serious however is the opinion of the Ames expert that the corn as a whole was the poorest he •had ever seen at a corn exhibit. There were about seventy farmers exhibiting their corn. It is to be presumed that they did not exhibit unless they thought they had pretty good corn and that they picked out the best ears. Can it be possible that the farmers of the county do not know good corn when the see it? Is it a fact that Crawford, the richest soiled, best drained, surest cropped county in Iowa does not raise good corn? We do not believe the soil is to blame. It may be the fault of the corn ex perts. Perhaps in their zeal to build up a cult or science and to get big pay for supposed wisdom they have erected a lot of artificial requirements which have mighty little to do with good corn. Although there is some thing in this eternal desire to make something out of nothing and to differentiate twixt iweedle dee and itweedle dum. we do not believe thisj will account for all of it. It is a mighty mean thing even to hint, but can it be possible that there is something the matter with the farmers of Crawford? Can it be possible that they are getting behind in the race, that they are not scien tific farmers? That the soil is so rich that they are content without putting the best brains into the work1' Is it possible that the county with farmer's clubs and farmers Institutes, in spite of inferior natural conditions, is beating Crawford county? This is a matter worth thinking about? Ovfcr in Harrison county there is a farmer named Jones. He believes in the so-called intensive farming. He takes special courses at Ames. Buys the latest machinery, and not only reads farm papers but follows their advise. He started a poor man a few years ago. Since then he has paid for a farm at S90. an acre, built himself a beautiful house and is al most entirely out of debt. He tests his seed corn. He is not above "put tering around" with a lot of boxes and things before planting time. He is getting from 90 to 100 bushels of corn to the acre and it is not cost is in« him twenty-five cents an acre more than it is costing his neighbor. JBi*- useful gift 'A is across the road who had 45 bushels to the acre and thought that one of the best crops he ever had. An ex amination showed that Jones had a stand of 93 per cent, while tha neigh bor who had "good corn" showed 4S per cent. Jones gets about twice as much for his work as the other fellow. It your corn shows only 50 per cent of a stand, and that is about the aver age for a field planted from untested seed, it means that you cannot raise on 100 acres any more than you should raise on 50 acres. In other words that you are just wasteing half of your land. It is a sin. To waste a pin. How much of a crime is it to waste half a farm? We are not farmers and perhaps we ought not to preach, but the words of the corn expert certainly made us blush. Crawford County exhibits the poor est corn he ever saw at a corn show. It's a terror. It must be stopped. The farmers of Crawford can stop it if they will. Let the motto be "Better Corn and More to the Acre.'' Providence has dealt kindly with Crawford county and there is no rea son why it should not stand first in the state in corn production. The President has again declared that he will not accept a re-nomina tion. According to the Register and Leader Congreesman Conner comes forward with the suggestion that Iowa should unite in the support of Gov. Cummins for President. The Govern or however seems inclined to put the suggestion aside and has announced himself as a candidate for the Senate. Judge Conner's proposal has much merit, and we believe Gov. Cummins would receive a magnificent endorse ment in Iowa as a candidate for Presi dent. The saloons of Davenport have been obliged to obey the provision of the mulct law and we see no reason why they should not. Some of our fellow editors are much concerned because the Germans will not be able to get his beer at all hours of the day and night and on all the days of the year. One would think from the way these papers talk that the average German had nothing else to do except to smoke a pipe and drink beer. The truth is that the Germans are used to beer as a beveage just a the Japanese are to tea. But as a rule they are more temperate in its use than those people who have not been accustomed to its use from infancy. The average fore handed German, and the average Ger man is fore-handed, can have his case of beer in the cellar if he vyants it and he is not going to suffer because the saloons are closed. Schle&wig in this county is just as German as Dav enport. yet the Germans of Schleswi^ enforce the provisions of the mulct law because they think it is best for the community. There is no real hard ship in the mulct law and there is no reason why it should not be enforced in Davenport. SOUP, Stomach We have so many 9 Ho appetite, loss of strength, nervovfr ness, headache, constipation, bad breath, general debility, sour risings, and catarrh of the stomach are all due to indigestion, Kodol cures indigestion. This new discov ery represents the natural juices of dlge» tlon as they exist in a healthy stomach, combined with the greatest known tonle and reconstructive properties. Kodol fot dyspepsia does not only relieve indigestion and dyspepsia, but this famous remedy helps all stomach troubles by cleansing, purifying, sweetening and strengthening ••he mucous membranes lining the stomach. Mr. S. S. Ball, of Ravenswood, W, Va., says:— 1 was troubled with lour stomach for twenty years, I# lor baby." Kodol cured me and we ere now tiling It la mill Kodol Digests What You Eat. Settles only. Relieves lndlcestlon, sour itomaoV beichinc of (as, etc. Prepare* ky «. O. DeWITT Jk OO., OHIOAMO, For Sale by Lamborn Drug things THE GREAT FLEET SAILS To the person unacquainted with the in and oucs of our foreign rela tions we must confess that there is much doubt as to the wisdom of the great naval demonstration which the United States is to make in the Pacific if its big battleships succced in round ing The Horn in safety. There must be something under the surtace and all the on-lookers unite in saying that the trouble which it is hoped the pres ence of the fleet will prevent, is with Japan. It seems absurd that these coun tries should go to war, yet stranger things has happened. There is no accounting for out-bursts of national passion. Patriotism may be one ot the highest emotions.it certainly is one of the fiercest. Should Japan commit some offense against the American flag our hatred would be as sudden. a* bit ter and as overpowering as was the feeling when Spain blew up the the ill-fated Maine. Japan has become somewhat arrogant over its defeat of Russia. For that matter we were con siderably "puffed up" over the defeat of Spain, and Japan has had ten times the reason to gloat that we had. Nev ertheless what in ourselves seems just ifiable is unbearable in another. The recall of the friendly embassa dor by Japan just at this time and the attempted flotation of a large loan by the Mikado, neither of them are friend ly acts. But Japan can with equal logic construe the unprecedented con centration of our fleet in Pacific waters as being also an unfriendly act. From the diplomatic stand-point we must confess that we can but trust those who are conversant with the cir cumstances. The movement is a very expensive one unless there is good ground for justification. Our rich Atlantic coast is left practically bare of defense. The cost of the movement is enor mously in addition to the normal ex pense of the navy and the risk we are taking is tremendous. It will be an act of Providence if all these great ships shall accomplish their five months journey without serious acci dent and great loss of life. The ma jority of these ships will never return to the Atlantic until the completion of the Panama Canal and it is highly probable that several of them will never touch Atlantic waters again. According to the Register ai^d Lead er -this is Secretary Shaw's week to to be a Presidential candidate. This announcement runs regularly in the Register and Leadir and is marked top of col, ist page, e. o. w. THE SHOPPER'S CHRISTMAS. The shoppers are to have their inn ings in the Christmas trade of the year more than ever before. The merchants ordered their goods while the flood tide of prosperity was on. Every thing pointed to a phenominal Christ mas trade and they bought according ly. In October came the Wall Street panic and the currency stringency. It was too late for goods to be counter manded. The result is that our stores are loaded to the brim with "bumper" holiday stock to dispose of in the face of temporary financial affliction. In .the meantime the farmers. whTe tney have suffered some from the re action in prices are still in good trim, especially in this county where tne crops never fail. The result is that the merchants are ready to sell at the closest prices ever known for the Hol idays, and have tremendous stock to select, while the farmers have plenty of money and gain to supply all their needs and desires. Denison has the largest Christmas stocks on hand it has ever known. There are half dozen stores carrying large lines of Holiday goods. In spe cial lines such as clothing and furni ture. great bargains are offered. The fact is that the situation is en tirely in the hand of the buyers and that within limits, of course, they can set their own price. THE DENISON REVIEW, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER iS, 1907. is shirt, imported Hose, a box of collars, fancy suspenders, a suit of clothes, or a nobby overcoat. that make useful presents. We invite your inspection and will gladly help you make your selections. Stops Hair Falling Ayer's Hair Vigor, new im proved formula, will certainly stop falling of the hair. Indeed, we believe it will-always do this unless there is some disturb ance of the general health. Then, a constitutional medicine may be necessary. Consult your physician about this. Does not change the color of the hair. yers Formula with each bottle Show it to your doctor Ask him about it, then do as hi say The reason why Ayer's Hair Vigor stops falling hair is because it first destroys the germs which cause this trouble. After this is done, nature soon brings about a full recovery, restoring the hair and scalp to r. perfectly healthy condition. ——Made by the J. C. Ayer Co., Lowell* MaR« GUILTY" BARD STANDS TRIAL Shakespeare is Accused of Libeling Richard—Denison Boy for Defense Iowa City Press.—William, of times yelept"Bill", Shakespeare, in deer libelipgs. Bacon loving circles, is ac cused of libeling one Richard, the three times, long gone king. Back in the flesh, in these days of Thaw trials, railroads rate fights and anti-trust agitations, the man with an impediment in his walk, and poetry in his voice—when courting Queen Anne, and with death therein when threatening a foe—Richard III will sue the immortal bard of Avon, possibly for damages in the "sum of 30,000 pounds, and possibly for the sake of penalizing the poet. Richard declares that a dozen or more crimes attributed to him by the creator of "Othello" and "Hamlet" were never committed by him in reality, or if he did do certain things, they were condoned or other wise vi tiated by circumstances, conditions or the people most interested, and Shakespeare set them down with "malice prepens." and with devilish determination to injure the king in the eyes of his constituents, and to cause him shame, mental suffering and so forth—not to mention the accumulat ed calumny and obloquy of the ages. In the trial of this remarkable case. Judge L. M. Byers of S. U. I. will preside, and Richard III will be rep resented by R. E. Beatty of Tipton R. A. Dunkelberg. Waterloo., and F. G. Hickenloope'r, Iowa City. Shak espeare's attorneys will be W. S. Randall. Denison J. M. Woodworth, Ida Grove: and Realff Ottesen. Eav enport. The jury and other "accessbries" will be selected irom the college of law students. Scores of witnesses will rehearse the history of the ages. The trial will be called in February. HAY BY CAR LOAD. 200 tons of good prairie hay for sale. Will deliver at Denison for $9.59 per ton Frank Kuester. Vir gil. S. D. 51-tf Skates and Roller bearing coasters at Wygants. TRAVELING PAIN. There is no disease quite so peculiar as rheumatism. The pain which is in the little finger today may be in one of the toes tomorrow. And so it travels all over the system, seeking an outlet, and finding none it settles permanently in one place, and from its home other pains start out, and settle down and multiply. Lightning Remedies for rheumatism attack the disease from all points at once, and their work is always successful. If your druggist has not got these reme dies write to the Drummond Medicine Co., New York, and describe your case. Agents wanted. mm: cy. lap®®® lr We all know the happiness a nice Xmas present brings, and the jouthful spi.it it awaken, in all our heaits Nothing in a small thing is appieciated so much as a NOW WHAT SMALL IHISPRLSLNl BL? All of us being acquainted with the present financial conditions of the countrv. nothing now wmilH No. 508 sis 1 assist illllpp Ttf What Every Woman Likes Immensely: $ A bottle of Perfume A box of Candy A Pocket Book A fine box of Stationery A Fountain Pen A good Hair Brush and Dress Comb A Manicure Set What Every Mart Likes Immensely: A Bill Book or Pocket Book A Parker Fountain Pen A Cigar Case One of the new style Collar Boxes One of the new style Coat Hangers A Military Set A box of good Cigars A Briar or Meershaum Pipe A Shaving Mug and Brush A Gillette Safety Razor We will be glad to help you make suitable selections and sug* gest your delay no longer as Xmas is near at hand. A: We have a large assortment of Xmas cards and Xmas Post Cards. Lamborn Drug Co. Fop Fine Furniture 0W&L 4*1 The Taylor Chair Company, of Bedford, Ohio, are the largest makers of Rockers in the world. They buy the timber in the log, in order to obtain in the cutting the beautiful quarter-sawed effects. In fact, all the ways of this concern are original, because they are Rocker Specialists. Their patterns are copied, but there is only one genuine Taylor Rocker and they are beautiful to look at and comfortable to sit in. All bear their trade mark and guarantee tag. We sell them. !i§ SSrOc 1" -t"* it S E E JOHN FASTJE, ^Manufacturer and Dealer in the ®8! Best in FURNITURE. ff. J'