THE FAKE WHEAT.
For several months past aporadio at
tempts have been made by certain
Minneapolis parties to create a panic
in favor of a certain variety of wheat
raised in Idaho, by a man named
Adams. The stories are such palpable
flights of imagination that no experi
enced writer on the agricultural press
would bite on the bait.
It was claimed that the man Adams
accidently stumbled onto a head of
wheat in Alaska, that for size of ker
nel and quality was far superior to
anything yet found. He brought it to
Idaho, went to propagating it, with
the result, so the story runs, that it
yielded 222 bushels to the acre, was
rust proof, hail proof, drouth proof,
frost proof, did not crinkle, and was
the best milling wheat known. There
was other minor claims made for it
but these were its major strong points.
The experienced journalists recogniz
edit at the start as a fake and refused
to help to rope in the readers, and so
the story gained very little headway,
But the publicity end of the scheme
kept at work. Well written articles
kept appearing and as regularly dis
appearing in the editorial waste bask
et of the country. Now and then some
small daily got caught and published
the laudatory articles, but the free ad
vertising campaign was anything but
successful till about August 15th, when
what is perhaps the leading weekly in
the United States published the story,
with profuse illustrations.
As a result the country is now afire
with inquiry concerning this supposed
marvel, and the department of agri
culture at Washington felt that it was
duly bound to take a hand in order to
prevent the public from being swindled
An official statement has been issued
which says in part:
"A variety of wheat under the name
"Alaska" is being widely advertised
as capable of yielding at rate of 200
bushels to the acre under ordinary
soil conditions. It is stated that this
variety was growing wild on the west
ern coast of Alsska. In consequence
of requests from the seed^ department
states that this type of wheat has been
known for ma%y years both in this
country and in Europe. It has been
tried at several state experiment sta
tions in western United States, but no
where have yields been high enough to
"The wheat has been grown to a
very limited extent on certain heavy,
undrained soils in France for many
years. In such locations it is said to
yield rather better than ordinary
wheat, but it is one of the poorest
wheats known for making flour. It is
never grown where ordinary varieties
of wheat will thrive."
Dr. Galloway, chief of the bureau
of industry, said this same wheat had
been refeered to in the reports back
as far as fifty years ago, when it call
ed "miracle" wheat.
Dr. Galloway described it as a
"freak" wheat and said it could never
be made valuable commercially.
One note worthy fact in connection
with this incident is that while the
wheat is being grown and propagated
in Idaho, the stories have all emanat
ed from Minneapolis. This peculi
arity alone should be notice to the
press of the country and to the public,
that somebody has an iron in the fire
and that until some experiment sta
tions recommend it, it is a good thing
to leave alone.—Ex.
Senator McCumber, Hon. L.
B. Hanna, candidate for repre
sentative and Hon. C. A. John
son, candidate for governor, will
address the people of Hope and
vicinity, at the Hope opera house,
Thursday evening October 8th,
on the issues of the present cam
paign from a republican stand
point. This will give the voters
a chance to meet three of the
most prominent men in our state
politics and to learn something
of the issues of the campaign.
Keep in mind the date and come
out and hear the issues dis
They will speak Friday Oct.
9, at Sherbrooke at 10 o'clock
a. m. Finley at 2:30 p. m. and
Sharon at 7:30 p. m.
The Hope Concert Band will
give a grand ball and concert at
the opera house Friday evening,
October 9th. There will be no
pains spared to make this the
dance of the season. A fine
musical program Is being ar
ranged for the concert, which
will be given just before the
dance. Detailed arrangements
for the dance and the different
committees will be appointed in
a few days so that all arrange
ments will be made to take care
of the crowd and see that all have
a'good time. Dance tickets will
be $1.00, which admits two per
sons to the concert, concert tick
ets 25 cents. Buy a dance tick
et and help the good work along.
This year North Dakota will
follow the example of other states
of the corn belt by holding a
genuine corn show. This show
will be conducted in Fargo during
the Tri-State Grain Growers'
Association, January 19-22, and
is opened to all North Dakotans
who may wish to participate.
The farmers of this vicinity are
requested to be on the lookout
for ten choice ears to be taken oi
sent to Fargo next winter. There
will be no entry charges and a
nice line of przes is offered.
Prof. G. W. Randlet of the Agri
cultural College has the matter
in charge and will furnish rules
and prize lists on application.
The Taft excursion over this
line to Fargo Monday was well
patronized regardless of the fact
that the regular passenger train
ran but an hour and a half ahead
of the special. The seven coach
es were well filled both going and
coming. The Hope crowd chart
ered the Hope Cornet Band
which played at the towns
enroute. Something like 140
tickets Were sold froin this sta
tion alone for Fargo that day.
One of the largest auction sales
ever held in this county will be
held at the
K. Myers farm 4
miles west of Blabon Saturday,
October 10th. Mr. Myers hav
ing rented his farm- to parties
having a full equipment he has
decided to put up his entire
lot of farm machinery, horses,
cattle, etc., at public auction.
Watch for big posters giving full
details of sale, terms etc.
Notice ia hereby given, that the Oct
ober 1908 tarm of the District Court,
Third Judicial District, for Steele
County, which by law convenes Oc
tober 20, 1908, has been adjourned to
November 4, 1908, at 1:30 P. M.
Dated at Sherbrooke, N. D., Sep
tember 26, 1908.
P. O. SATHRE,
Clerk, District Court.
By the undersigned in the City
of Hope on Tuesday Sept. 29th
1908, one dark red cow, left ear
split, branded on left hip. Own
er can have same by proving pro
perty and paying for this notice.
HUBERT SCH WEITZER,
Hope, N, D.
BUY YOUR COAL.
To our Patrons:
Owing to the car shortage,
which is bound to come this fall,
we advise buying the winter sup
ply of coal early. Don't put it
off, as the delay may prove a
hardship on all. We will endea
ver to keep a good supply of all
kinds of fuel at all times, but ow
ing to lack of shed room we are
unable to ship in sufficient hard
coal to supply the trade unless
some of our patrons buy early.
Come in and let us figure with
you for your winter's supply of
hard coaL We guarantee our
price to be as low as the lowest.
N. W. Hawkinson Lbr. Co.,
Ed. Hanson, Mgr.
No. 1 Northern
Col. Hildreth, of Fargo, and oth
ers, will discuss the issues of the
coming campaign, from a demo
cratic stand-point, at the follow
ing points in this county:
Oct. 5th.—Colgate 2:30 p. m. and
Hope at 7:80.
Oct. 6th.—Finley 2:30 p. m. and
Oct. 7th.—Sharon 2:30 p. m. and
Ask to see the front lace Gos
sard Corset at Hurst's. The
best for full figure.
HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA OCTOBER 1, 1908.
We are not in the trust. We have the "Old Re
liable Continental," Johnson Binders,Mowers, Rakes
Litchfield Manure pr eaders, the only open endless
apron' manure spreader Old Hickory and Winona
Wagons Janesville and Canton Gang Plows Moni
tor Wind Mills and Red Jacket Pumps U. S. Cream
Separators Oil Greases Harness Busies Buffalo
Pitts Reeves Minneapolis and Nichols and Shepard
Threshers Austin and Western Road Machinery
WANTED AT ONCE
To learn Telegraphy and prepare for the
41c to 45c
way and Commercial Telegraph Service— Un
able to flit orders—Write at once for partic
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