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TALK ON CORN
J. O. Pettis Writes From His Missouri Home. 2". Durham, Mo., Feb. 1, 1908. Editors Denison Review:—Although an unpleasant task, you have done Crawford county corn growers a ser vice by reporting the decisions of the judges at your late corn show. We can hardly believe the case is as bad as your experts made out, for Craw ford county soil is far from being ex hausted, but methods pursued there will in time bring humiliating results. Continued cropping with corn and deep culture will work irreparable mis chief, especially to hillside lands. In the early days of Crawford we were about compelled to do this. Small grain though usually a fair crop was subject to blight, rust, dam age by insects and storms. To grow it. involved a large outlay for seed, machinery, granaries, with expense of harvest and threshing and when sold in competition with Minnesota and Red River wheat brought less net re turns than corn. Corn was king. It was sent "east a A a a of it also thousands of tons of oil meal, were shipped to England and used by John Bull to fatten his mutton and beef. In the south where cotton was king the same processes were car ried on for a century. Planters impoverished their land growing cotton for English mills. Mr. Bull paid for these soil robbers in manufactured goods, pitting his steam power against our hand labor with the result an American citizen, as a labor er. did not earn as much as one of John's spindles. In time we found a way out by using cattle and hogs as mints and •converted our corn bull ion into gold dollars right at home. The south never discovered their fol ly, but raised a war when they could not take their slaves into the territor ies to continue the soil depleting in dustry. Aside from the sacrifice of human life the war has been worth to them all it cost. The awakening of south fin farmers dates to the time Presi dent Harrison made a tour of their states and from the platform of his car preached the gospel of agriculture from the text, "Diversify Your Farm ing." Conditions have changed. Soil till ers have a better present than past and may expect a better future than present. Government statistics of agi-icul ture for 1907 are forthcoming and are interesting, more so, when compared with reports of previous years. While the corn crop fell a little below 1906, it was up to the average of recent years. Illinois, Iowa and Missouri are yet the center of the corn belt, each state producing far and away more corn than any state outside this trio Missouri ranks second with its 1907 crop and we believe within five years will be in the lead. It appears that Illinois and Iowa have reached their acreage in corn growing. Their num erous mines, railroads, manufacturing plants, etc., require many thousands of workmen. By combination or trust they are able to compel farmers to compete in the labor market for help at wages that can scarcely be earned in the cornfield. Also land values,, taxes and rents are so high—the pop ulation to be fed so dense, farmers can now raise corn crops that will scarcely bring larger net returns per acre. Dairying, the raising of meat animals, fruits, etc., are now lucrative industries, which admit of rotation and require less manuel labor. A large per cent of corn land will be sown to alfalfa—the farmers out go for hired help diminished his income, increased by the sale of higher priced products and his land constantly im proving' in fertility instead of being depleted by continued growing of corn which perhaps exposes the soil to the wasting of the elements more than any other farm crop. In Missouri, conditions are different, land values are lower, labor cheaper. The area of corn culture will be in creased by many thousands of acres, .vet unimproved, such are forest lands now being cleared and rich bottom lands being redeemed by engineering skill. In three counties of southeast Missouri, six hundred miles of drain age canals have been constructed within the last three years .reclaim ing a large area of as good corn and cotton land as there is in the Missis sippi valley. For hundreds of miles along the Mississippi the Missouii and other streams are leagues of choice lands that can be put in order for farm crops at a cost that will be trifling compared with the value it will then have. Progress is in the air. Farm insti tute work is being pushed and is meeting with encouragement and suc cess in nearly every district. Our agricultural college at Columbia is do ing for us what yours at Ames is do ing for Iowa. Corn talk men with their corn car exhibits are sent over the roads to give out new thought and awaken new idPas. During the latter part of last summer a professor from at Muslins and Wash Goods Unbleached Sheeting, hand twist cotton, this week, 90-inch, 25c, 81.inch 23c Pillow Casing, bleached, 45-inch, serviceable, hard twist cotton, this week 13c Bleached Muslin, yard wide, two special stand ard brands, yard 9^c and 8c Ginghams, in seersucker skirting stripes and checks, ioc grades at 8c Eiderdown Velour Flannel, best patterns, 18c grade, yard nc Dress Percales, double fold, medium and dark colors, yard 6c Apron Ginghams, Lancasrer, standard grade, blue or brown checks, yard 6c Sale of Bedding Bed Comforters, medium weight silkolene cov ered, 72x78 inches, $1 75 value, special $1.29 Cotton Fleece Bed Blankets, steel gray, 11-4 size, this week 95c 10-4 Wool Blankets, white, gray, sanitary or plaids, shell stitched edge, pair .$2.98 Pillow Cases, 45x36 and 42x36 inches, well made, 3-inch hems, regular mill price I2j^c, sale price this week ioc Pillow Cases, 45x36 inches, spoke- stitch, linen finish, sale price ... 16c Sheets, 72x90, no seams, 3-inch the college invited the boys of a cer tain community to meet in camp for one week, saying he would bring a tent. with all necessaries and every thing should be free. He expected 40 boys, but had GO the first day and lat er more. Each morning he gave lect ures, the boys using note books and pencil. Afternoons were spent with games and studying plant growth, with things practical and useful. With the last day came examinations, also the boys' parents and sisters, with well filled baskets for a picnic dinner. The best thing about that out ing, many of those boys will take a ful course at college and when they go out to their life work they will stand on the shoulders of their fath ers, see farther, reach higher and ac complish more along all lines of ag ricultural science. J. O. Pettis. Scl?lesa)ig Geo. Hoiten and daugther, Sarah and Laura, visited at the C. C. Walters home in Kiron Sunday, re turning the same day. The latter re mained until Monday. Mrs. Glaus Rusch and daughter, Ella, were Ida Grove visitors Thurs day. Miss Jesse Cook of Dunlap, com menced her duties as teacher in the 2nd room of our school Jan. 27th. Her pupils seem very glad to see her again. Mrs. Frank Jones was on the sick list last week, Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Jurgen Schroeder and son Raymond, are visiting since last Mon day in Armour, South Dakota, at the home of Paul Stapletcn. S. B. McGarvey returned from Hawarden, Iowa, Friday, where he had been looking after telephone in terests. Ed. Reimers of Denison, visited at his parental home east of town on Monday. Died—The infant daughter of Mr. an A a a of Schleswig, passed away Feb. 2nd. The little one had been sick for a long time, and everything had been done to restore it to health that was possi ble. She was the pride of her par ents. She has one sister who will miss her greatly. Little Olga was one year and three months old. was born in Germany, and came to this country with her parents last year. The remains were laid to rest in the Nissen cemetery Monday. The sor rowing parents have the sympathy of the entire community. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Witt living south of town, underwent a light operation Monday. The little one has been tongue-tied.since birth, but was relieved of this by Dr. Jones Monday in Schleswig. Emil Peters assisted in the Mc Garvey drug store during Mr. Mc Garvey's absence last week. Grandma Schroeder is visiting at her son Julius' home east of town since Sunday. Miss Ida Fuester, who has been visiting friends here for some time, departed for Ida Grove Monday. Gladys Girard is on the sick list since last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wells and daugther Fern, and Mrs. John Hoiten, Floy Carter and Joe Reams atended the Golden wedding of Mrs. Well's parents in Wall Lake last week. NOTICE. *', Piano tuning. Voicing, and action regulating. Having returned from the East, will be at home for three weeks, and will do tuning, voicing and regulating. Work Guaranteed. 4-3. Russell H. Norman. at hems, special 69c Proceedings of Board Denison, Iowa, Monday, .lamiaiv. 5th, J'JUh. The board of supervisors of Craw ford county, Iowa, met in their office in Crawford county court house, this the 6th day of January, 190S. at 10 o'clock, a. m., in ac cordance with adjournment. Called to order at 10 o'clock a. m. by C. H. Molter, chairman. Members present, C. H. Molter. H. D. Baeth, John Cook, Tlios. A hart, and John Holland. Minutes of .Saturday, January 4th, 1908, were read and on 'motion stand approved. On motion the following claims were allowed: Herman Grill, coal for court house beating TO 30 Reimer uluesin g, trustee Hanover twp la 10 Denison twp trustee and clerk Too W Welsh Co, supplies tor sunt 17 10 Review PublishingUo, publisQing board proceedings 13 ou Review Publishing Co. blanks for county attornep v!5 Hfnman and Andy Kisher. wit nesses at coroner's inuuest over bod ies ot five Austrians killed near Ells lb 50 Henry Hatter, serving subpoenas in case of Statu of Jowa vs Hassen.s, claimed $8.80, allowed A 80 W Swatman, sharpening road plow and cutter 50 Hoff'iian, expense visiting schools during December UNj LHonnian, expense attending confer ence of county supts at Des Moines l--!5fi Conway clerk Denison twp 2 00 W Meyers, iMamifclor supt aifX) Cole, coal for Mrs. Tilieit 55 E Dobler.tru.st West Side twp. looking after poor 100 John Schumann, trcstee West ide twp looking alter poor ... 4 00 McAhrens, raising John Olson house 00 Stewart Lumber Co, com for John Dee 14 !H) Siewart I-umber Co. culvert pipe IJOio Siielbv County, one-half cost of brides on line of Crawford and Shelby cos 13:1 A Scott, bridge irons 3 ^5 Kesolved by the board of super visors of Crawford county. Ijwn. That the following members of the board be appointed a committee on settlement with county treasnei Baeth and Ahart. With auditor, Cook, Holland an Molter.'^w' With eleik, Cook and Holland. With recorder, Cook and Holland. With superintendent, Molter. With sheriff, Molter. 1- 'k," Board adjourned at 12 o'clock" noon to meet at 1 o'clock p. in. •y'v Afternoon Session. Board met at. 1 o'clock. l|tl§|S|||| On motion following claims were allowed: CS Dempster. transcript, Stale ot Iowa vs Alfred-i-hro«i|i:r .try) S Dempster, transcript, State of lowa vs Jake Kaplan 405 S Dtmpster, transcript. State of lowa vs John Umland 1110 S Dempster. transcript, state of lowa vs .1 It Thtde 33 W 1 Lana. painting t00 cans on bridges »'«i WM Lana, bridges c.'lii-.'ii W l.itna. culvert pipe i-iini Denison Hospital and sanitarium, ti s pital services for Chris Hans- 11 :i t.-ii Denison H" spital and Sanitarium, hos pital services tor Alice Murdock So Denison Hospital and Sanitarium, bos pital services for Oliver liybee aniu Denison Hospital and Sanitarium hos pital services for Otto Larson, aiM) Denison Hospital and Sanitarium, hos pital services for Thomas Kirk 2!0(i Board adjourned at 5 o'clock p. m. to meet Wednesday. January 8th, 1908, at 5) o'clock a* in. C. JH. Molter. Chaiiman. M. J. Collins," Auditor. Wednesday. Jan. 15th, inns. ,r The board of .supervisors met in their office at 9 o'clock a. m. in ac cordance with adjournment. Members all present. Called to order at i) o'clock a. 111. by C. H. Molter, chairman. Minutes of Tuesday, Jan. 14th. 1908, were read and 0:1 approved. motion stand The Boys MAIN STREET DENISON, IOWA Winter Coats and Furs Reduced $7.50 Long Black Kersey Coats $ 2.98 $13.50 Cheviot Coats 6.95 $27.50 Black Tight Fitting Coats 16.95 $25.00 Fine Fabric Jackets 14 Fur Sets, Fancy Neck Scarfs, Pillow shape Muffs, Fur Throws, all go at reduced prices, Rug Bargains Brussels Rugs, 9x12 feet, regular $17.00 quality, Wilton Velvet Rugs, 9x12 feet, beautiful, oriental designs, $24 grade, at 17.48 Kashmir Rugs, 6x9 feet, heavy and reversible, rich blue pattern, this week .. 6.50" Dexter Velvet Rugs, 27x54 inches, neat designs, rich colorings, this week 98c Cook's Linoleum, the extra heavy kind, 6 ieet wide, per yard 49c Men's Shirt Sale Men's Laundered Fine French Percale and woven Madras Negligee Shirts, cuffs attached and detach ed value to $1.25, choice oi large line at 78c On motion following claim was allowed: W. E. Fishel, House rent tor .Vr*. Tillett, 4 months 00 Balance of forenoon was taken up by checking county officers' books Board adjourned at o'clock noon to meet at 1 o'clock p. ni, Afternoon .Session. Board met at one o'clock. Auditor's report of fees collected for the months of November and December, as deeds, bonds, plats, estray notices and redemptions, the sum for thirty dollars, which has been deposited with county treas urer as shown by receipt hereto at tached. M. J. Collins. Auditor. On motion report was approved. Auditor's annual report of per-, manent school fund: Jan. 1st, 1917, On hand in notes 2-SM3 22 Jan. 1st, ISO", On hand id ce*i: 19¥6 78 Iiw. Jan. 1st. 1908, On hand in cotes 21387 39 Jan. 1st, 1908, On hand in cash 112 til By transfer by order of State A1 3 .. .'ODO 00 Jan. 1st. 1907. Cash on hacd.-:... Loans paid in 7 5 $12.50 Review •JB5U0 00 2(5500 00 1WS6 78 3125 *3 5112 61 By transfer by order of State Acd... 5000 00 Jan. 1st, l!K)8, ("ash on nacd 112 61 On motion report was approved. I, M. J. Collins, County Auditor, hereby report of the mulct tax lev ied and collected from the first day of June, 1907, till Jan. 1st. 1908: Amount due last report 150 00 Interest and cost on same 52 60 Amount levied to Jan. 1st. 3H06.. .... SriOO 00 Also have examined the perman ent school fund account an find on hand in notes the sum oi $21387.39. arid the sum of 8112.01 on band in cash, in the hands of the county treasurer, amounting to the total of $21500.00. Also have examined reports from the 7th day of January 1907. to the first day of January, I90S, as bonds, deeds, redemption, est raj* notices, plats and title decree of court, and sum of $274.21 all of which he has deposited into the county treasurer as shown by receipts hereto at tached. Also have examined mulct tax account from July 1st. 1907, to Jan uary 1st. 1908, and find that $9600.00 has been levied and that $9802.60 has been collected, all of which we respectfully submit. On motion report was accepted and committee discharged. For Rent--A barn, sial!s for two horses, gocd loft, room for buggy. Reasonable rates. Inquire of A. L. Strong, or at 102, Chestnut St. Den ison. Iowa. 4- tf I I 5113 61 M. J. Collins. Auditor. v.s'is «02 60 l'otal amount collected 0802 60 On motion report was accepted. We, the appointed committee HANSON jfON-DIVIDINC $ 011 settlement with M. J. Collins, County Auditor, beg to report that we have examined Auditor's var iant books and find warrants issued on accounts of county, bridge, poor, insane, soldiers relief, r^ad. coun ty institute, legatee and court house bond funds up to January ist, 1908, to be correct and have cancelled same as required by law. Also have examined the various claims and find warrants issued thereon to ba correct. Good Values in Fine Silks Black Peau de Soie, 36-inch, rustling lustrous black, $1.75 quality, per yard .,.$1.38 Guaranteed Black OiLBoiled TaJfeta, yard wide special this week, yard .. 89c 36-inch White Washable Habutai, extra heavy quality, special, yard 59c Colored Japanese Wash Silk, heavy quality, 22 inches wide, yard 39c 27-inch Rough Shanting Pongee, brown, regular 98c grade, yard 69c Remarkable Lace Values Allover Embroideries, suitable for entire waists or yoking purposes, simple or elaborately figured, the regular $1.48 values, special, per yard .... 69c Embroideries, widths up to 12 inches, beautiful patterns, on sheer Swisses, cambrics, and nainsooks, yard I2j4c German Torchon Laces, neat edgings and in sertions, for underwear purposes, the kind a a el is 3 German Torchon Laces, insertion to match, many pretty patterns, in widths for trimming pillow slips, etc., 15c qualities, per yard 5c Waist Nets, best quality, regular price up to $1.19, an exceptional bargain, yard 79c ToptineJob A $3.00 Adjustable Table E E GUARANTEED DININC TABLES O N A Furniture, Carpets and Rugs I N E A Make your selections now. You can get the goods when you need them, we will store them free of charge Sri Special low prices on bed room suits. We" have a large stock. Prices from $14.00 up. Come in and see the $25.00 Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet to be given away free July 4th. Every $1.00 purchase counts a in 5 Bartcher Bros. Where you see the big sign on Broadway. Your Marriage Certificate Framed Free. Work S With each outfit sold by us in February and March. This table is very use ful and suitable for all purposes. l1" For the special be ii of the young couples and the farmers who will move this spring, we ... will give I 10 per cent Discount ft A 1*1*? at v.