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Jamestown, Feb. 2«.—Thursday
night the Dairymen's association ad journed to the opera house where the biggest meeting of the convention was held. The handsome theatre was filled early in the evening. Af ter several pretty selections by the Jomstown orchestra, Mayor Blewett introduced the first speaker, Gov. John Burke. Mayor Blewett stated that Jamestown was to be congratu a upon having the convention Hln this city, drawing so many talent ed men, interested in diversified farming, the salvation of this state. Governor John Burke delivered the opening address, taking for his sub ject "The Conservation of our Soil," a topic of keen interest to all at this time and conservation of our natural resources is occupying the nation's attention. Natural resources, he said are usually thought of as mines, tim ber, water power, etc.. but the gov ernor asserted North Dakota's great est resource is the over-lying soil, although this is underlaid in nearly half the state by the valuable lignite coal and also excellent clay for brick and pottery, yet the greatest natural resource is the soil, upon the pro ducts of which all animal life must depend for its very existence. Conservation of Soil. At first this conservation was en tirely in summer fallowing, letting the land rest, but now diversified farming is talcing hold, crops are ro tated, corn, clover, potatoes raised on some farms 100,000 and 200,000 bushels of tubers were raised last EXTRACTFROMSPEECHES ATDAIRYMEN'SMEETING year. Potatoes can he fed to horses, hogs and men. The soil cultivated and restored. After this two or three heavy crops of wheat can he grown. North Dakota's corn showed well at Omaha alongside of the Blue Ribbon Indiana exhibits. Suggests Toxin Theory. The governor spoke of the toxin theory. One crop leaves poison or toxins in the soil, deleterious to the same crop but not injurious to anoth. er kind of crop. This theory seems reasonable as in the old country fine crops are grown 400 and 500 years from the same soil in which the crops are carefully rotated. Dairy Communities Prosperous. And therefore the state has be come interested in the dairy business hence production of grasses, corn fod der and large pastures, all putting more into the soiK making it not poorer but richer.^"* Dairy communities he said, are al ways rich three creameries in Mor ton county distributed $100,000 in that vicinity in 1908. Dairying is a sure thing also. The dairyman is not absolutely dependent upon rain, hot wind there is something coming in all the time. The governor stated that he was especially glad to see so many people in Jamestown and this vicinity so interested. Means Hard Work. Dairying, however, means hard work, every day, Sunday, Monday, showday and the 4th of July always something to do. Yet, the man at home at work is not spending, but Owing to necessary changes and moving S Ladies' Suits and Coats 0f 'saving and earning and also keeping tout of trouble. Close Address. The governor closed by stating again that he was glad of the oppor tunity to express his feelings upon this subject which means so much to the state and was heartily applauded. Prof. Hoverstad Introduced. I Prof. Hoverstad commented upon the large attendance and referred to an early convention at Jamestown at which only one dairyman attend ed. He stated that he was familiar with the agricultural resources of the state, and was becoming more and more enthusiastic over them. In early days it was thought that the Red River Valley only could be cul tivated, later that Towner and James town were the western limit, and be yond that it was too dry. He refer red to an institute at Dickinson, where ranchers all asserted grain could not be grown and yet last season the largest yield of the whole state came from the Montana line. One farmer threshed 47 days and his lowest was 22 bushels per acre. Yet jin the 80's farmers tried to raise grain and could not. One, Mr. Dick inson of Dickinson, tried for 11 years and his yield averaged but five bush els another said south winds always killed the crop, and he refused to take the whole township for 35 cents an acre which is now hard to get at $22. Wave of Population. I But now, said Prof. Hoverstad, they can grow the finest crops of grain yet there is no more rain fall now than then the weather records, show. The explanation given by the professor was this, that just at one time during the 80's and 90's there was an immense wave of population settling all at once over the west, covering North Dakota, South Dako ta, Nebraska and as far as Colorado. This is partly a man made country. They all turned over the soil, plowing deep, six, seven and eight inches, and the precious rain fall which pre viously flowed off into ravines, cou- Special Alteration Sale of ion its present quarters, and not wishing to move a number of Suits and Coats, we offer them at prices less than manufacturers' cost, at less than the making or cost of material. These are all n«w suits in all the new fall, winter and early spring shades. Ladies' and Misses' Man Tailored Suits Ladies* and Misses' Man Tailored Suits in colors and black, Jackets, satin and silk lined,. For this sale we offer following values. $20.00, $25,00 and $27.50 Suits at $9.75 $30.00, $35.00, $37.50 and S40.00 Suits at.. $12.7 5 Ladies' and Misses' Fall, Winter and Early Spring Coats Ladies' and Misses Fall, Winter and Early Spring'Coats in black and colors, in fine Kersey. Tweeds and fancy mixtures and diagonals. $15.00, $17.50. $20.00 and $25.00 Coals at. $ 9 7 5 $27.50. $30.00, $32.50 and $35.00 Conts at. $12.7 5 Small Furs and One-Hal Off Ladies' Black Astrak han Cajws. worth $15.00 and $17.50 spec-nil at $5.00 Ladies' Fur Jackets Ladies' Fur Jackets Pony Coats, Plush and Fur Lined Coats are of. •fered at One-Half Price All Infants' and Children's Coats go for Half Price during this sale. This Sale Is for a Few Days Only A. W. LUCAS CO. rck, N. Dak. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1910. :. our Ready-to-Wear Department, which has outgrown lees and sloughs, now goes into the spongelike soil to remain until brought up through the thirsty vege tation. Seldom now, can the dry hot winds blow for hundreds of miles from the southwest over prairie grass until everything is cooked to death. The moisture now goes even into the subsoil formerly hard as rock. Causes of Decreasing Yields. The reason for the idlecreaoe in yields was given Iby Professor Hover, stad, who stated) that at present North Dakota's wheat crop averaged just 12 'bushels per acre, just .pay ing expenses, although, of course, there are many shining exceptions. In early days this country was cov vered with 35 or 40 different kinds of wild clovers, wild leguminous plants, soon destroyed. Fires form erly left needed potash in the soil. For thousands and perhaps millions of years buffalos roaming this coun try had died, their bones decayed, leaving p'hosporic acid in the land. An old river icaptain stated that his iboat was once stopped for six hours while an immense herd of buffalos swam across the Missouri below him. But now all the buffalo are gone and even tho stock is shipped to eastern yards for killing and in some places the phosphoric acid is at present so low that it must he supplied artifi cially. Can Restore Soil. iNorth Dakota can grow clover and alfalfa, ipotatoes, and can restore the soil as good a® new. There is truth in the toxin theory and a North Da kota man has discovered plant dis eases which, when controlled, will raise the yield, but at present rota tion of crops and introduction of live stack are the greatest remedies. Agricultural Art. Prof. Hoverstad then topic up the subject "Agricultural Art," which he said was but intelligent, scientific, 'business like farming. Where a farm er is successful it means intelligent work and more intelligent means in struction. The state has colleges do ing this work with extensions, dem- a 9 oo DROP ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT. AVegetabkftcporalionforAs siratlating diefbodamfRegula lingliteStomachsandJJowdsof INFANTS /CHILDREN Promotes DigestioniCheerfur nessandResLContainsneiiter Opium.Morphine norMineral NOT NARCOTIC. JfedptofMDrSm.m'nQint Pbmpkia Sttd jtlx.Stmta RMIcSdts JkistSiti* rfsmSBtam Clarified'Sugar• Wbgttenflanr. Aperfect Remedy forConstipa tion Sour Stomach.Diantaa Worms,Convulsions.rcvcrish ness andLoss OF SLEEP. Facsimile Signature af N EW YORK. Atb months old teed undert Exact Copy of Wrapper. onstration farms and stations and farmers' institutes. What he said was needed to double the present average yield, was a Ibetter, or more useful education for the boys and girls of North Dakota. Under the present school system the child is taught continuously the three R's and relative intellectual subjects, through primary, grammar, high school and college, and kept away from useful work. They gain hook knowledge only and as a result turn to husiness or for the professions and land in the over crowded cities. Of the 90, 000,000 people in the United States, r.(M)0,000 are in the cities and but :!O,O0O,00O on the farm. Consolidate Schools. Prof. Hoverstad sugges*-^ a differ ent educational system training i11^ children to work with more homo training a consolidation of the coun try (list rint schools often poorly tmight, to a large towns'hip school, which «?ould afford a high class in structor. North Dakota being young, is in a position to introduce consol idate! rural schools in which the ele ments of agriculture 'should (be taught. Education is fundamental. Doing things means the development of habits and a bundle of habits from tlu character that shapes the destiny of its possessor. Prof. Hoverstad closed by stating that the 'builder of a beautiful house was as groat an artist as the man who painted it the iboy who raised the most, perfect calf was as great as the artist who enisled its imagf* from stone the man who acted the hero, as great as the writer who des cribed him in perfect literature. North Dakota has a splendid oppor tunity to introduce this 'better edu cational system which would be of inestimable value to the state. Prof. Hoverstad's address was beard with great interest. Presentation of Trophies. Tlie program closed with the pre sentation by Hon. W. C. Gilbreath, commissioner of agriculture and la bor, Bismarck, N. D., of a silver trophy in the butter contest and the awarding of butter 'prizes. Commissioner Gilbreath again told of the importance of tho creaniery businoss to this state and its farmers, dairying, he said, is tho best and saf est money maker the cr-ameiy is closely allied to the farming inter est, especially to tho dairy branch of fanning, and must have the sympathy of tht faniK r. .Mr. Gil'breath stated that in th" thirteen creamery entries •but :\\z p- "ent separated I he high-i C.-L frcii) the lowest, and then piv-' senf'd' the trophy to Mr. J. M. Ilein of "Sow Salem, whose creamery but-: fcr ranked W1/™ per cent the product butter that was "delicious, gilt edge. :nd what the .public and housewife,' th" 000,000 consumers of North Da kota, craved." The Prize Winners. In the creamery class there were 24 entries besides some that were de layed by trains not reaching here in' time. The judges commented favor-! ably upon the .packages, as the but termakers worked under extremely ad verse conditions due to the sudden cold weather, 'cream 'being delayed in delivery and frozen. The test was severe. Those ranking over 90 in the cream ery class were J. H. Hein, iNew Sa lem, winner of first prize M. J. Johnson. Kenmare, 931/4 Hugo Dorn, Streeter, 93 P. P. Sc.hultz. 92% H. C. Jenson, Galesburg, 92% W. A. Gerson, Glen Ullin. 92 Paul Hoerz, Youngtwon, 91% Hanse Larson. Mc Kenzie. 91 F. W. Pawleson, Cassel ton, 91 Otto Gaebe, Blue Grass, 91 Only those above 90 are given. In the dairy class, first prize was won by .Mrs. P. J. Husfloen, Haywood, scoring 91%. She also has taken first prize at Fargo in two successive years, 1907 and 1908. Frank Pen. I GRAND THREE CASTORIA For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of For Over Thirty Years CASTORIA dray, Jamestown, scored 91 Mrs. C. M. Chrisdoj'herson, Ypsilanti, 91 Mrs. C. L. Young. Gackle, 90% Mrs. H. Larson, Grand Forks, 90. HAIR VIM. A certain relief from dandruff, fall ing hair and scalp irritation. Simple in compound, delicately perfumed, imparting vim and lustre to the hair. Ladies find it a refreshing and deli cate dressing. Does not stain or dye. Man- ^/jfo^j^ ufactum! and for sale by AUDITORIUM ST. A MINN. APRIL 21, 22, 23, BY THE Metropolitan Opera Company Of Ne "Lohengrin.* Thursday even ins, April 21. Olive Fremstad. Cart Jorn, Allan Hinckley. "Hansel and Gretel" and "Pag llaccl." Friday Matinee, April 22. Bella Alten. Enrico Caruso, Jane Norla, Antonio Scotti "Alda," Friday evening. April 22, Johanna Gadskl. Louise Ho mer, Rlccardo Martin. "Madama Butterlly", Saturday Matinee, April 23 Cieraldlne Far rar, Antonio Scotti, Walter Hyde. "The Bartered Bride." Satur day evening, April 23. Emmy Destinn in title role. Season ticket sale reserva tions open March i, and single ticket sale April 1. Prices for each performance: Parquet and first 4 rows of balcony $5 re mainder balcony $4 first four rows second balcony $3 re mainder and box circle $2. Ap ply to H. T. rtainert, Dispatch Building. St. Paul, and senticS.?^* with order !0 cfcnts scJdiii*""•-.: 4 for registering tickets by .-...•''• A EH,59Eiy..'^:":'Z ••-T"i or a Good Corn Name Speak up nowl NameournewCornl Get J500 in Gold I Just get a sample packet of our Nameless Corn and then name it. This paper will publish the name of the new corn when selected by the judges, and the winner of the $500. Will it be your name or somebody else's name Because you did not try 9 Awaken to this remarkable offer I You have a few days yet in which to act. De cide now to enter the Big Contest by writ ing quickly for a sample packet of "Name less Corn." Enclose two 2 cent stamps. (We return trade coupons for these stamps). No Nameless Corn "for sate this season. It is too precious and scarce. The Prince Seedmen SALZELU Get In touch with Salter. Do not order a single pound of Farm or Garden Seed till you have heard from Salzer till you have seen bis stupendous 1910 Offering of Reliable. Guaran teed, Pedigreed Seed. Be will save you money and you will be better contented to know you nave planted the seeds that grow bippest crops. Salzer'a Grand 1910 Seed, Plant and Tool Cata log is free. On paces 101-103 of catalog will be found full particulars regarding the prize of 160 acres of Wisconsin farm land that Mr. Snlzer offers for the largest yields of White Bonanza Oats during the season of 1910. Better send for a copy and see what he has to say about It. Enclose le in stamps for Nameless Corn Sample and get in on the J5O0 prize offer. s^ JOHN A- 6A12ER SEED COMPANY^ 319 Mi SU, t« Crow, Wl«.