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The Liberal democrat. (Liberal, Kan.) 1911-1924, December 15, 1911, Image 12

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FOR YOUR BEST GIRL 1-2 pound box Fancy Chocolates, 25c per box. 1 pound box Fancy Chocolates
50c per box. Mint Tulips, 10c a package. Alamo Chocolate Dip Marshmallows, 10c a package. U-All-No
Mints, 10c a package. Funke's Lemon Drops, 5c a package. Oreole Brand nut filled dates 30c a package.
Fancy Smyrna Figs, whole, 25c a package.
Woodward's Pure Sugar Stick Candy for the baby, 10c a package.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Candy from 9 to 40c per pound. A good mixture for Christmas Tree en
tertainments for 10c per pound. An excellent mixture for 12 1-2 cents per pound.
If you can not come in, send or phone your orders and we will give you an assortment that we know will
suit you on a very close margain. All kinds of nuts at proper prices.
Yours for Business,
A Campaign for Better Seed
At the broom manufacturers meet
ing held in Chicago last week, Geo
W. Duvall, of Davenport, Iowai and
Mr. flertollette, of Wichita, Kan
as, presented the question of a cam
campaign of publicity relative to
the betterment of broom corn seed
In the southwest. Mr. Duvall stated
that he had been working on the
matter for several years, and be
lieves that his work has been bring
ing some results, although not as
fast as he had hoped for. Seven to
ten years ago," said Mr. Duvall
we used to get a long, sleek brush,
the very brush that brings Joy to
the heart 'of the manufac turer. Why
don't we get It now? Of course the
weather conditions frequently enter
Into the quality conditions of the
corn as was the case this year in III
Inols, but too much of the trouble
is traceable to poor seed and Kafir
corn, nillo maize and broom corn are
sometimes terribly crossed. The
farmer too often goes to his seed
pile for his seed, and there is no uni
formity. Sometimes he plants seed
seventy five per cent of which will
not germinate, sometimes more and
sometimes less, making In conse
quence a very uneven stand. Seed
ought to be guaranteed 98 per cent
to germinate. ThlB will only be the
result when the farmers buy the
very best seed."
Mr. Bertollette referred to the ex
cellent results accomplished through
the demonstration agricultural trains
many of the western roads were now
running and referred to the manner
in which much of the broom corn
seed is handled stating that he knew
of 1100 bushels of broom corn seed
which one farmer had tried to sell
to a Wichita dealer, the seed having
been taken from his trash pile. He
He suggested that many farmers
would appreciate Intelligent sugges
tions on the matter of broom corn
seed and thought a campaign of pub
licity through the local papers of Ok
lahoma and Kansas would do a lot
of good. His Idea was to have the
matter prepared by those In a posi
tion to give the best Information and
then have it sterotyped by the West
ern newspaper union and furnished
free to the newspapers, the associa
tion of manufacturers to pay for the
cost of sterotyped plates which will
be $1.25 per page for each paper
that would accept the service. He
figured that about 350 papers would
accept the service, thereby making
It cost the association about $500.
Walter Lang of Pittsburg could
not see the good to be obtained by
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the expenditure of this money and
said: "The campaign of education
ought to be directed towards the
broom corn dealers who Insist upon
selling the seed as a side line. It
the dealer would let reputable seed
men like Mr. Toland, of Humbolt
look after the seed business the
farmers would then get good seed
It wasn't the seed anyway, but the
Lord Almighty who made broom cora
this year. It was not the seed but
the weather. We publish big post
ers telling the farmers how he must
handle his broom corn and yet when.
the time comes we manufacturers
rush Into the Held and buy his crop
regardless of price, quality or condl
Fred Tlnch, of Lindsay, Oklaho
ma, advanced the idea of the fre
distribution of small amounts of the
best seed obtainable to the best of
farmers In each neighborhood In or
der to get them interested In the ad
visability of good, pure seed, and to
have them understand the practica
bility and advantages of such.
Messrs. J. D. Valentine, Mr. Struve,
both of the Deshler Broom company,
.Mr. Robb. Mr. Kllllnger and many
others spoke In favor of the cam
paign of publicity as outlined by Mr.
Bertollette and a committee was ap
pointed and funds solicited to car
ry on the work. Of course this will
not remedy the situation In Us en
tirety, but it will be helpful to the
average farmers who are anxious to
alse the very best and If the buyers
will only discriminate in favor of
those crops the campaign will eventu
ally do good.
J. J. Stalder of Meade had about
a hundred head of stock hogs stolen
from his farm a half mile east of
town about November 20th. No
trace of them has been found and
Sheriff Tom Martin is sending out
notices that the board of county com
missioners will pay a reward of $200
'for information leading to the ar
rest and conviction of any person or
persons guilty of stealing any horse
or horses, cattle or hogs in Meade
ounty, Kansas."
The rains of the past week here
tave put the fall wheat in tine
shape, and given the farmers a
good outlook for a bumper wheat
crop next year. However, it has
been a little tough on the fellows
who have not yet looked after
their maize and kafSr crops.
Will Get Rid of Guess Work
in Art of Road Building
No road overseer in Kansas is in
a district too remote to have the
benefit of the best scientific know
lege about road building.
Building roads by guesswork
has been proved the most expen
sive method. It is no longer nec
essary, lbe trustee or overseer
or county engineer by devoting a
little time in the evening to in
structions that he can get practi
cally without cost may fit himself
to do work that will stand the sev
erest tests of weather and wear.
This instruction is in the form
of an extension course in highway
construction now offered by the
University of Kansas through its
correspondence department.
mi i i ' .
ine teacner of tne course is a
practical expert in the subject and
le covers every aspect of the sub
ject from the size of culvert pipe
to the effect ol grade on the size
of a load.
Eureka Items
"in i i
u. n. morenouse outcnered a
hog Tuesday.
Bro. Williams of Liberal is hold
ing a revival at Independence this
W. L. Hocker writes lhat he
made the trip to eastern Oklaho
ma in 15 days and nice weather all
the way.
We had a good rain Saturday
which will help the wheat out.
We are going to have a tree for
the school and Sunday School on
Friday night before Christmas.
Mrs. Simon was driving about
delivering silverware in these parts
Mrs. W. a. King called on Mrs
Walter Elliott Monday.
Mr. Young was called to Guy-
mon to the jury Saturday.
Mrs. W. A. King. Mrs. S. A
Capps and Mrs. C. E. Morehouse
and daughter Lovica were in Lib
eral Thursday.
Centervalley ,
R. L. Norvall delivered broom
corn at Liberal last Thursday.'
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hanner
went to Liberal last Friday to
clean their new house, at the cor
ner of Washington and 9th St.
They returned Sunday.
R. L. Norvell started last Fri
day for Missouri on a business
C. B. Stock still and C. A. De
Camp spliced teams and went to
Tyrone last Saturday after a four
horse load of coal. While there
two of their horses took sick and
.i . .i
on account or mat and the ram
they came home with one team
They went back Monday after the
Preparations are eng made to
thresh grain in this neighborhood
this week.
Ira Hanner and Geo. W. Sess
ler went to Liberal Monday after
Mrs. G. W. Sessler and son
George, called at H. G. Clark's
Monday on business.
Mrs. R. L. Norvall and four
youngest children called at J. N.
Manner's Monday.
J. O. Planner made a business
trip to Hugoton last Monday.
Will Harrel and family visited
last Sunday with G. W. Sessler
and family.
Ed. Jones went to Liberal Mon
day with the mail carrier.
W. P. Wiight was shopping in
Liberal the first of the week.
Silas Graham has bought the
old W. G. Little house just' west
of Ematon of E. M.' Anderson and
while tearing down one part of
it last Friday, a boy by the name
of Lease who was helping him,
fell from the upper joist into the
cellar, cutting a gash over one
eye, but was not seriously hurt.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Black and
son Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. I. B. !
Reynolds drove to Beaver City J
last Sunday.
And Save Retailers Profits.
olin-M liligig Co
When it comes to furnishing lumber and building
material, we have the finest
in town. Call and get estimates for the material
for your building
E'er- fS)
And Goal

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