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Correspondence BALDWIN NOTES were were ^Church ind Sunday school held at the gegular hours and very well attended. •A. large number of the young people of this vicinity gathered* ft the Fred, Kranker home Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. McLennan and family spent Wednesday evening at the Will Smith home. I Mr. and Mrs. McLennan were call ers at the Jay Smith home Friday. Mrs. Will Sowden spent Friday af ternoon at the home of Will Smith. Miss Viola Sowden spent Friday •Cternoon with Miss .Lillian McLen- A large party of young folks gath ered attha MsMichael home Friday evening. George Sowden, of Valley City, vis ited atthe home of Will Sowden Sat urday. Will Sowden, Fred Kranker and Will Nelson drove to Valley City Sunday, where they expect to stay for a«ouple ofdays. Alfred Algeo was a visitor in this vicinity last week. The-choir which is to sing at Mis* Belle McMichael'8 recital, practiced Saturday afternoon at the parsonage. "A recital entitled "The Sign of tne Gross" is to be given by Miss Belle IfpMichael at the church Friday even ing, March 10th. Mr.ahd Mrs. Tom Walter and fam ily visited at the Carlson home last Sunday Mrs Neil MeKay and children spent Thursday at the John McKay home Will and Anna Nelson were callers al the John Klink home Tuesday, af ternoon. A fine boy arrived at the Earl Kelley home last week. Will Smith was a business caller in Oolftate Saturday. The Algeo, Carlson and John Mc Kay_ families attended the party at Bert Sharp's Tuesday evening. The. program and pound and pie inipper, held at tbe school house Feb 24th, was very well attended and was a great success. Mr. and MH. Fred Kranker visited at the Keagle home Thursday. Mrs. Nelson visited at the Fred Kranker home Monday. Mrs. Will Sowden and Mrs. Fred Kranker visited at the Earl Kelley home Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. T. Harris spent sever al day* of last week at the home of Mr. Harris' brother, George. Lund Congregation Thsrewill bessrvioss in the 'Lund eiburoh next Sunday, March 12, at 11 •'cloak a. m. You are hereby eor diall|r inTited to attend. The Y. P. League meats in the afternoon at four o'clock in the school house nearest ttanehwwh.- W. C. T. U. Does It Pay. Does it pay to have fifty working men poor and ragged in order to have one saloon-keeper dressed in broad cloth and flush of money? Does it pay to-hang one citizen be cause another got him drunk? tfcpay to have a dozen intelli geat'young mso torned into thieves and vagabonds that one may get a liv ing selHairriun? Does it pay- to have a hundred Msnes blasted, ruined, defiled, turned Intfcahall of misery, strife and want, feat Seme wholesale liquor seller may bmllA wp a large fovtmsf Doesit pay to have hundreds of thousands of mm and women in the alms-house, penitentiaries and hospi tals, and thousands-more in asylums (or the insane-aadridiotic, that a few capitalists of the whiskey rtag may profit? How Men Drink Farms. My homeless friend, wlth a chromat ic nose, while you are stirring up the wgtrla that 10-ceofr glass of fin, let |ITT y" fact to wash it down with- You say you have longed for WILLOW LAKE. Andrew Paulson was a business vis itor in Hannaford Monday. Mrs. R. Thornton is enjoying a visit from her mother and brother of Iowa who arrived here Tuesday. Knut Thompson transacted business in Hope Tuesday. Mrs. Chris Madison visited at the Anton Jacobsen home the first part of the week. Chris Jensen was a business caller in Hope Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Anton Jacobsen and family and Mrs. Chris Madison visit ed at the Andrew Jacobsen home Thursday. James and Wilhelm Jensen attended the party at the McMichael home in Baldwin on Friday evening. A children's party was given at the A. P. Peterson home on Friday, in honor of Ella Peterson's seventh birthday. All present spent a pleas ant afternoon. Among the business visitors in Hope on Saturday were Andrew Paulson, Bas and Robert Jacobsen and Ella Larsen. Quite a number of lodge members from Willow Lake were present at the meeting of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge at the home of Peter Nelson on Sunday. The visitors at the Chris Jensen home on Sunday afternoon were Mrs. Sweningson, the Misses Ella Larsen and Nellie Sanden and the Messrs. Chas. Fiseher, Edward Nybo and George Sanden. V. C. Normal Notes Miss Emma Cole has been out sohool three days with tonsilitis. Wit and of The Rural, First and Second year students gave their annual demonstra tion in Physical Education last Mon day evening. This was not intended for an exhibition, nor was there any competition for prizes, but merely showed how the classes were progress ing and the sort of work they were do ing. There was a basket ball game between the First and Seeond year girls, the latter winning. The teams were pretty well matched and furnish ed an interesting game. A great deal of class spirit was exhibited in the way of yells. The Juniors and Seni ors will give their demonstration Sat urday evening. They will also play a game of basket ball. The sixth number of the lecture course was given Thursday evening, a reading by William Sterling Battis. He presented Dickens! "Nicholas Nicholby", and impersonated the characters. A deal has recently been closed be tween Prof. A. P. Hollis, of this school, and the Hope High School, to the effect that Mr. Hollis will deliver the address at Commencement, in the spring. His subject is "Riches from Rubbish". This gives a splendid op portunity to all, for a real treat. the free, independent life of a farmer, but have never been able to get enough money together to buy a farm. But this is just where you are mis ts ken. For several years you have been drinking a good improved farm at the rate of 100 feet a gulp. If you doubt this statement, figure it out yourself. An acre of land contains 43,560 square feet. Estimating, for convenience sake, the land at $43.56 per acre, you will see that brings the land to just 1 mill per square foot 1 cent for ten square feet. Now pour the fiery dose, and imagine you are swallowing a strawberry patch. Call in five of your friends find have them help gulp down that 500-foot garden. Get on a prolonged spree some day, and see how long a time it requires to swallow a pasture large enough to feed a cow. Put down that glass of gin, there's dirt in it-^100 square feet of good rich dirt, worth $43.56 per acre. John W. Sickelsmith, Greensboro, Pa., has three children, and like most children they frequently take cold. "We have tried several kinds of eough medicine," he says, "but have never found any yet that did them as much good as Chamberlain's Cough Rem' edy." For sale by all dealers. Edited by 'The Editor's Best Friend." In this world joy is measured by the cup trouble by the peck- People call it "putting up" at a ho tel, because there is so much that they have to put up with. Baseball is as old as the world, as is proven by the first line in Genesis "In the big inning," etc, "Where is the ideal wife?" asks a prominent lecturer. In the cellar splitting kindling, most likely. It is remarkable how much more religious a person can be in a well fitting dress and a love of a bonnet than in a lot of dowdy old duds. Biggs: "I just got something to prevent my hair from coming out." Diggs: "You don't say so! ^What is it?" Biggs: "A divorce." Did you ever chance to hear a moth er remark in speaking of her child, "How like its mother!" just at the moment that the dear little thing was making a grab for its father's hair? One would suppose that the wearing of an immense broad-brimmed hat would obviate the necessity of carry ing a sunshade. But it doesn't—if the shade is an elegant and. costly one. Why does a young man embracing his girl at the garden gate, just as the old man approaches, remind you of a love scene at the theatre? Because he is hugging his girl be fore the foot lights. Sunday School Teacher: "What can you say about Jonah?" Pupil: "Well, he was an honest man." "Why do you think he was honest?" "Cause he didn't run a corner on fish-oil and whalebone." T^o little boys were discussing the strength of a bee. "He can pull moreen a fly," said one of them. "Well," said the other, "I dunno how much he can pull but when ha backs up to you and pushes, I guess you'll fall back every time." "I am strongly inclined to think that your husband has appendicitis," said the physician. "That's just like him," answered Mrs. Cumrox. "He always waits till everything has pretty near gone out of style before he decides to get it." "She did wrong to look baok didn't she, Bessie?" "Yes, mamma!" "And what do you think Lot did when his poor wife turned into a pillar of salt?" "I don't know, mamma I 'spect he wondered where he could get a fresh one." Agricultural Topics Edited by W. R. Porter, Supt. Demonstration Farms, N. D. Corn as a Dry Farm Crop. In all the dry farming" areas the conservation of the rainfall in the soil where it becomes available to growing crops is the keystone of successful agricultural operations. This is generally done by the culti vation of the soil during the entire growing season. If no crop is pro duced on the land this operation is called summer fallow or summer cul ture. Over most of. the dry farming area nearly if not as good grain crops can be grown following a cultivated crop as on summer fallowed land. When the bare fallow system is used a whole year elapses without any returns either on the investment or for the labor performed. If a culti vated crop can be grown with as good crops following it should more than pay its expense which will consist of the cost of seed, planting and harvest ing the cultivation would have to be done anyway so .this should not be counted against the cost of production of a crop of corn. Corn is pre-emi nently this crop first, because it pro duces' an abundance of cheap feed second, it shades the soil during the excessively hot days of July and Aug ust, thereby preventing loss of soil fertility, and third, acorn field has a cooling rather than a heating influence on the winds that blow across it This may have a very beneficial effect on surrounding crops when the tem perature is near the 100 degree mark On most farms in the dry farming area enough live stock should be kept HOPE. STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, MARCH 9th, 1911 Humor Lot 1 —Red Dents (Northwestern, Bloody Butcher, etc.) First prize $ 12.50 Second prize 7.50 Third Prize 5.00 Lot 2—Yellow Dents (Golden Dent, Minne sota 13, Pride of North, Sunshine, etc.) First prize $ 12.50 S_econd prize 7.50 Third pi'ize 5.00 Lot 3—White Dents (Rustler, Wisconsin 7, White Cap, etc.) First prize $ 12.50 Second prize 7.50 Third prize 5.00 Lot 4—Any Flint. First prize. $12.50 Second prize ... 7.-50 Third prize 5.00 HOPE. COLGATE. to pay most of the running expenses of the farm. Hay and pasturage are very short in such areas and conse quently too dear for cheap live stock production. Enough corn should be grown to supply: first, the work horses with roughage during the win ter, if not the working season second, to supplement the pastures of the sum mer and fall as a soiling crop or in the form of ensilage and to form tbe bulk of their winter ration fourth, to supply the sheep and hogs a cheap fattening food for finishing them off in the fall. The first essential to corn culture on the dry farms is live stock, for with out such there is no way of utilizing the corn crop, but if live stock is kept, feed must be had the corn crop can be converted into beef, pork, mutton, wool, butter and eggs commodities that can always be converted into cash The Hope National Bank offers the farmers in this local ity Cash Prizes, aggregating One Hundred Dollars, for the best specimens of corn raised by them during the season of 1911, distributed as follows: Mr. Farmer! Mr. Farmer! Have you been thinking of what you are going to need this year in the way of Machinery, Harness or Horses? If you need anything or not we want to see you, talk with you and show you our goods as we know it will pay you big. WE HAVE IT! WHAT? The Only Single Disc Drill that will absolutely sow your seed an even depth, The PEORIA, the only Horse Lift Drill on the market, We also have -Fosston and Superior Fanning Mills ^which can't be beaten) Oliver and Janesville Plows Winona, Old Hickory and Peter Schuttler Wagons Empire and United States Cream Separators and a full line of Harness and Collars. Come in any time as we will be glad to meet you. The following rules will govern the contest: No. 1. Territory shall be Willow Lake, Carpenter, Colgate, Broadlawn, Riverside, Melrote, Hugo and Edendale Townships, No. 2. Entries to consist tf not less than ten ears of corn. Ne. 3. All entries to be grown within the above and we also have The Imperial. Major Implement Co. or its equivalent. The by-products of live stock (manure) should go back onto the land to replenish the dimin ishing supply of humus and fertilizing elements so essential to large yields. The second essential to corn culture is a conviction that it will pay to grow live stock on the corn crop pro duced and a determination to grow corn as their chief feed in spite of ad verse circumstances. In order to be successful in growing corn on a dry farm the selection of the proper vari ety is essential. In western North Dakota and eastern Montana, Squaw, Gehu, Mercer, King Phillip and Tri umph will probably prove the best flint varieties, while Golden Dent and Northwestern Dent will probably prove the best dent varieties. Good seed is very important. It should al ways germinate strong and 95 per cent or better. No. 50 named territory and suoh entries must be taken from a field of 10 acres or more. No. 4. Competitors may compete in any class or entry, but may make but one entry in each vari ety or clafcs. No. 5. Contest will be held on the first convenient Market Day held at Hope, N. after the corn has matured. Exact date and judges will be announced later. We earnestly solicit the aid of every farmer and business man in this locality to give this contest the widest publicity possible, and encourage as many contestants to enter as can do so. Every Farmer ought to raise a field of corn! THE HOPE NATIONAL BANK 999909w The time to seed is from the 10th to the 15th of May in a well prepared seed bed which has been manured and plowed the fall before and which has been harrowed at intervals from the time the soil had thawed out in the spring until the time of seeding. Thorough cultivation is very import ant as it warms the soil, decreases evaporation of soil water, and forcss the corn ahead very rapidly. On ths dry farms the corn should be cultivat ed after every rain as soon as possi ble in order to bottle all water possi ble in the soil. As soon as the corn is cut the land should be disced light ly but it should not be plowed* Should any heavy soaking rains corns after this in the fall the land should again be harrowed. In the spring wheat should be sown as early as pos sible but very rarely should the -oorn land be plowed before seeding wheat. a&gMt'