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Last year and last summer especial
ly it was hoped that the fifth school
year could be begun in the new build
ing but October first came, and it
was impracticable to move into the
new quarters.
Now moving has been begun, and
after the short Thanksgiving vacation
work will be resumed not in the old
place, but in the new. On Wednes
day afternoon before the students left
for their homes, a part of the furni
ture And fixtures were moved, so that
they could be sure that they could re
turn to the aew building, December
the third.
A few words of college history may
be In place. The college was organ
ized in 1908. The first year and se
cond year ail the literary Work was
carried on at the Washington Public
school building. The first year the
muaic department had its headquar
ters in the basement of the Swedish
Lutheran church, and the second in
the Anderson house across the street
from the Washington building. The
third year the business work was car
ried on in the Washington building
while the Academic, Domestic Science
and the Music, was all brought togeth
er at what was called College Hall.
The fourth year again saw changes.
Thei-public schools had~grwn so that
all of the Washington building was
needed. The College also needed
larger quarters. Phe old opera house
was secured and remodeled to suit the
requirements and here the work wa~.
carried on, with the exception of some
of the music. The practice pianos
were left at Professor Abrahamson's
residence where they still remain.
This, the fifth school year, work
was begun in the old opera house, but
Wednesday, Oct. 27 was the last day
of recitations at the "Old Homestead."
A short Thanksgiving program was
rendered, both "on account of the holi
day vacation and also en account of
.V rejoicing over the faist that next time
'whem school is called it will be under
entirely different conditions.
On Tuesdays forenoon at 9:45, Dec.
3, a short program will be given at the
new college building. Our friends are
invited to be present, to rejoice with
students and teachers.
This is the subject of an address de
livered before the Botanical Society
of America by Cyril G. Hopkins of the
Illinois station. It is issued as Cir
cular No. 155 of that station.
Prof. Hopkins states that a recent
publication issuefjby the Federal Bu
reau of Soils strongly affirms that the
restoration and maintenance of soil
fertility do not require the applica
tion of plant food--that these foods
exist in abundance in all soils and sub
soils and in the air above them, and
they only need to be unlocked and
brought up from below or down from
above' by proper tillage'arid-crop rota-
tion to render them avaiable. The
tillage aerates the lower soils and
renders their jftosffhorus and potash
soluble, and the deep-rooted legumes
take up these minerals from the lower
,^Boil and by means Of bacteria in the
nodules of their roots also store up
nitrogen from the air,' and when these
i roots and stubble decay they leave
I their gathered stores of plant food in
the top soil for the use of subsequent
Profe Hopkins doer not question
tbatrtftteiB^toaieSelar} but he denies
that it Is sufficient.'
He quotes De
Sauasure, Senebier, Davy, Leibing and
the long continued experiments of
f*Laws and Gilbert at Rothamstead,
England, in contravention of Prof.
^Whitney's doctrine. He shows that
Almost a century of the practice of
restoring to the soil, in the, form of
fertilizers, the plant food removed by
the crops grown, has resulted in pro
ducing an average of 29 bushels of
wheat per acre in Germany, 33 bush-
els in Great Britain and 40 bushels in
Denmark, while the average in the"'
United States, where no plant food is
restored to the depleted soil is only
14 bushels per acre.
Prof. Hopkins says this fatal policy
of steadily drawing from the soil's
store of plant food and depositing
none in its stead has led to the aban
donment of millions of acres of once
fertile farming lands in the north
eastern states of our country and
that one of these impoverished farms
within a few miles of such great mar
kets as Baltimore, Philadelphia and
Washington recently sold for $10 an
acre whereas if this farm had not
had its virgin fertility mined out of
the land it would have sold for $300
an acre.
In this connection, Prof. Hopkins
makes the following most impressive
statement as to the certain and steady
future increase in land values: "Dur
ing the last ten years our population
increased 21 per cent, the same as
during the preceding ten years while
the acreage of farm land increased on
ly 5 per cent, and Ciieular No. 3& of
the IJ. S. Department of Agriculture
shows that only 9 per cent further
increase in farm lands is possible,"
since that will exhaust the entire tilla
ble acreage in the country.
Crop RotationHumusPlant Food
Bulletin 128 of the Minnesota sta
tion, by Prof. George Warren Walker,
treats ot the relation of different sys
tems of crop rotation to humus and
associated plant food. The bulletin is
thighly^te^njcaj, giving much space_
to the methods of determining the
amount of humus (decayed vegeta
tion) in a soil, and also to the ascer
tainment of the amount of plant food
in the humus.
While humus is chiefly valued for
the physical virtues it imparts to soil,
rendering it loose, friable, warm, eas
ily tilled and retentive ot moisture it
is shown by this bulletin to be also
rich in plant food Constant clean
culture of such crops as beets, cotton,
corn, etc., rapidly depletes ihe soil of
its humus while the growing of le
gumennus (pod-bearing) crops having
a heavy root system, such as cow
peas, clover, etc., augments the sup
ply of humus. Hence the advantage
of crop rotation, the growing of catch
crops, winter cover erjops and the*
plowing under of green crops, weeds,
stubble, etc.
The tests treated of in this bulletin
showed that of the three cardinal
plant foods, humus is richer in nitro
gen than either phosphoric acid or
potash. Wheat was the only crop
grown in crop rotation that appreci
ably exhausted the phosphoric acid
and potash of the Foil humus, and con
tinuous cropping of one kind exhaust
ed all the elements much more rapid
ly than when ciops were grown in ro
A 30-H. P., Stoddard-Dayton, four
passenger automobile was driven off
the grade two miles south of Grygla
yesterday afternoon and ^completely
demolished. A man by the name of
Grant, living near Esplee, with three
passengers was driving north along
the grade of Ditch 20 and when
within forty feet of a culvert crossing
of a latteral ditch, the right front
wheel of the machine Hew off, throw
ing the car off the grade. The mo
mentum of the machine was so great,
that traveling on [three wheete it
plunged squarely into the mouth of
the four-foot iron culvert, throwing its
occupants into the mud and water at
the bottom of the ditch..
By the merest chance all four men,
with the exception of the driver, es
caped with slight bruises. Grant
however, sustained a severely wrench
ed side and several minor cuts about
the face. The men were picked up
in an automobile that was following
the ill-fated car, and carried to Grygla
The wrecked machine however is still
laying half submerged in mud and wa
ter, badly shattered. T. R. Palls
The November term of District
Court for Marshall county convened
in this city on Monday, Judge Grinde
land presiding. *J
The first day was occupied by the
court in hearing applications for citi
zenship. The grand jury also was set
to work. After having held two ses
sions, this body adjourned.
On Tuesday the civil calendar was
taken up, the first case for trial being
that of Nellie F. Green, as adminis
tratrix of the estate of Charles M.
Green, deceased, vs. Great Northern
Railway Company. About a year ago
last summer plaintiff's husband, a
travelling man of Grand Forks, was
killed by the train at Argyle while
crossing the tracks in an automobile.
Samuel A Anderson, a prominent per
sonal injury lawyer, of St. Paul, is
conducting the case for Mrs. Green,
who seeks to recover damages for the
loss of her husband. J. D. Sullivan is
the attorney for the railroad company.
The case'Is fought hard on each side
and was given to the jury on Wednes
day afternoon. t
The following persons were admit
ted to full citizenship a1"
the term of
court held this week*
Arvid Carlson, Holt.
Ole Olson jevne, Jevne.
Lars J. Oina, Sitrandquist.
Vugust F. Pagnac, Argyle.
John Wanrzyniak, Apple.
David Corbey, Gatzke.
.^JJichard Erickson, Newfolflen.
Nasser Abraham Simon, Aspelin.
CPeter P. Granmo, Randen.
Hans Johanson Dahl, Randen.
Peder Einerson Udhus, Middle
Ole Simonson, Oslo.
The following are the names of the
Grand and Petit Jurors serving at the
term of district court which convened
in this city Nov. 25:
Grand Jurors
i.t-A. Cuno. Valley. ^Vl-^*:^S^
-Nels Malm, Big WooS^-9-^?'^' v'4pe
Ole Anderson, Newfolden.
.Pet Peterson, Middle River TWJJ.
Andrew Bakke, JNewfolden
Otto Hjelle, West Valley._
Charley Hanson, Vega.
John J. Olson, McCrea.
Hans Jorstad, Agder.
Knut Moseide, \ugsburg.
Swan Lofberg, Argyle.
Louis Anderson, Lincoln.
Robert Marshall, Taniarac.
Paul Paulson, Vega.
L. T. Ilykken, Oak Park.
Andrew Melgard, Warren
Andrew Lodoen, Warren.
Kittel Knu+son,
New Maine.
Ole L. Olson, McCrea.
Charley Peterson, Parker.
Harry R. Fisher, Warrenton.
Ludvig Krantz, Ceda\
Bernard Anderson, Thief Lake.
Petit Jurors.
George Amort, Eagle Point, j,
E. Labine, Tamarac
'Jacob Sjogren, New Maine.
WS. Stevenson/Lirsell. V**.&*s
Alfred Johnson, Warrenton.
E. J. Falkeid, Stephen. {{t
-l Andrew Hogberg, Foldahl. *^.fe
'.John L. Dahlquist, Warrenton.
Thomas Sparisas, Parker. '0^-
J. W. Swanson, Sinnott.
Otto Kiesow, Moylan.
.S. Price, Augsburg.
Fred Johnson^ Bloomer
Wm. Palm, V*g*.
^C. A. Nelson, ptoxville.
Anton Swanson, Oak Park.
1 Emmet Larson, Viking.
Charley Nelson, Stephen.
Fred Monroe, Comstock.
'/Frank Johnson, Middle River Twp.
^Chester Naeseth, Moose River,*^
^-'Andrew Bengtson, McCrea.
Xaur T. Tenold, Esplee.
.-J. S. Bjorgaard,*Alma.
Former county commissioner Hal
vor Gunderson, of Oslo, was a Warren
visitor this week. He has lost none
of his former good humor nor
since last we saw him. /^&^H
Northern Minnesota Development As-
sociation, Third Annual Convention,
JCrookston, Minnesota, December 5
and 6, 1912.
Thbrsd'ay, Dec. 5thK
3Op.. M. Opening Prayer.
Address sof Welcome.
Response, President C. M.King,
Deer? River.
jAdlress, Dr. Geo. E. Vincent, Pres.
lEpivjrsity of Minn., "Team Play."
Appointment of Committees on Cre
dentials and Resolutions.
P. M. At N. W.'Experiment Farm.
.Dedicatory services and inspection
of new buildings.
i8 M. Smoker.
^Address, Mr. Fred B. Snyder, Min
neapolis, "Development of Minneso-
Friday, Dec. 6th
9:30 A. M. Address, Mr.G. G. Hart
ley, Duluth, "Trunk Lines and The'"
Effect on the Settlement and. Market
Value of Northern Minnesota Lands."
Reports of committees. $\
iElAction of onicers.
Next place of meeting^
Afternoon. Address, Mr. James J.
Hill, St. Paul, "Minnesoat/*
"OAr Plans for 1913,"
Discuss on.
According to reports from the vicin
ity" of Itasca state park the beavers
^^rad^atty 'working out of the park
boundaries' and* extending their""field
of operations in every direction where
there are streams. A Park Rapids
gentleman \iho owned a fine farm
near the park took a prospective buy
er out to cell the farm. On the way
out.,the owner spoke enthusiastically
of a 20-acre meadow on the farm.
When he reached the farm and found
tfce meadow under two feet of water,
his surprise may be imagined. The
beavers had built a dam and the wa
ter had backed up and flooded the
meadow- Their dam was-olown out
five consecutive times with dynamite
before the little workers left.Fergus
Falls Journal.
Rev. F. L. Erlougher and "family
were the lecipients of a cordial recej'
tiqn and pound party, also, at
parsonage home on Friday night, No,
22. Members and friends of the
Methodist church to the number or
seventy-five brought all manner oi
good things for the parspnage larder
The Ladies' Aid society furnished
ice cream and oake and a general so
cial time was enjoyed by all present.
Singing, instrumental music and
short speeches enlivened the occasion
and.all departed voting it one of the
bright spots for life's book of remem
,k Np.^16 ,^i
Because the first set of teeth of. .a
child eom out easily, many parents
think little of them and laugh at the
idea that these need attention. But it
is too first set of teeth, which deter
mine whether the permanent teeth
The Union Drainage Company has
finished Judicial Ditch No. 27 in the
townships of Sinnott, Donnelly and
Eagle Point and are in for the winter.
shall come in straight and make well uumber of vocal selections at the Kitt-
fornred lips.
~j?|M( te^th should not be putted out
un#l incoming second^ set has
forced them out. They^are needed
to give direction to trie tender teeth
to come an perform a very valuable
office. They should be brushed as
carefully as the permanent set and
kept from decay, Many a man's face
has been spoiled because his baby
teeth Were pulled too soon.
Too much credit can not be given to
the young men who ventured their
hard earned dollars in this company
and had the ability to stay with the
work and make such a signal success
of it. The boys had the experience
and built the machine line,,"The One
Hoss Shay". They dug nine miles of
main ditch and eleven and one-half
miles of laterals, walked twenty-seven
niiles'with the machine and threw out
one hundred eighty thousand yards of
dirt In seventy days.
Mesdames Smiley and McClernan,
the only Jadies who have husbands
interested^ the concern, gave a six
o'clock dinneii for the entire force
last evening.
This is an all Stephen concern and
the Messenger^ joins the many friends
of the interested parties in wishing
them abundant success in the future.
Stephen Messenger.
A number of students have returned
to their homes to eat the Thanksgiv
ing dinner, and spend a short vaca
During the Thanksgiving vacation
the college furniture and fixtures will
be moved to the new college building
A part was moved on Wednesday af-1 college
ternoon When we meet next time,
December 3, it will be in the new
In last week's notes we stated that
we would give an opening program on
December tire 10th. James J. Hill
who has been invited to be present
can not be here on ihat ""date and
hence the change. He can be here a
ittle earlier or a little later. We must
leave the date until next week, there
fore. Look for'the announcement.
Perry Wood, '09, has gone to Thief
River Fals to look for employment.
He had a good position in view. We
have not heard of his success.
Last week's Sheaf announced mc
marriage of Miss Esther V. Bengtsojr
'12, to Olaf Malm. We wish the hap
couple a 'ong and joyful life.
Rev. C. G. Gronberg and'Mr. Andpi"
son, of Englund, caled lastf Saturday.
\ttorney O. A. Naplin of Thief Riv
er Falls, made a short visit last week.
.Miss Lillie Nichols Who won one OL
the pianos in the Sheaf contest, ha^
enrolled at the college:
Miss Ella Blomquist, from Drajton.
N. D., has enrolled in the Domestic
Economy department.
The Phiiomathian -Society helO
meeting last Saturday evening. AL
the business meeting it was decide 1
that light refreshments be served af
ter the literary program is over Th
proceeds from the refreshments will
be used for the purpose of securing
dishes tor the Domestic Economy de
In the* Current Events class last Sat
urday, Prof. A. W. Knock gave a verj
interesting aceount ot the new iion
district at Cayuna, Minn. lie donat
ed several good specimens of rock and
ore to the college museum. Thanks.
The Civics class attended court ses
sion last Tuesday afternoon.
Pres. Abrifiamson addressed the
Kittson cotiftty Teachers' Convention
at HaHoeflast Friday on the subject, Simonson spent
"Vocational Education." Prof. Quig
ly of the University and Supt. Selvig
were the other speakers.
son County Teachers' Convention in
Hatlock last Week. Miss Anna Hag
lund now of Lancaster, was present
and rendered a piano solo.
Remember the day, December the
third, when we begin school in the
new building. Let us see a large
number of new students come to take
up work. December 3A Red-Letter
Day. ^4J?V
ASTRAYA span of dark bay
mares, one of which has its mane
clipped. Ages three and five years.
Left my farm on section 18, Twp. of
Wright on Nov. IS. Anyone giving in
formation will be rewarded.Andrew
Rogers, Strandquist, Minn. 2t
The opening exercises
Society at Borg's Sunday.
^Some one shot so many rabbits Sun
day, they had to go home for a team
to bring them home. Who was it?
Mr. and Mrs. Kisch spent Sundayj,
evening at Ridles'.
Mr. and Mrse. Schwartz and family
spent Sunday at Coppay's.
Mr. Sponheim and Mr, Stensrud, pf,\"
Thief River Falls, and Mr. and Mrs.yv
of the CroOkston Agricultural School Jacobson spent Sunday afternoon at-
Miss Agda Wennerberg rendered a
James J. Hill, the empire builder off
the Northwest, will be in Warren on
Saturday, Dec. 7, to take part in the*
opening festivities at the new Norths
Star College building.
The above information was received
yesterday from Rev. G. Wahlund, who
is in the twin cities in interest of the
have been
scheduled to be held on the 10th., "but
it is thought Mr. Hill prefers the 7th,/
and for that reason arrangements like-'
ly will be made to accommodate him.
'The appearance of M& BBH at sueftT
an_ occasiou_will be an epoch in the
already bright history of North Star^""^^
College. Mr. Hill is known thrudftt^V
the world as the friend of small insti
tutions of learning, scores of which he'
'has assisted-morally and financially. *"-'*"N-
In this connection it wftl be inter-*
esting to note the good "Waft Hon.*
James J. Hill always has tttward the-u.
Red River Valley. He was foremost^
in the development of Red River Val-*
ley settlements, and he regards this*
part of the state very mu$lf afriu--^' T**-^
"own Child. In interview e aas al-lr
ways pointed to the Red River Vailey
as the richest agricultural section ins*~'
the country. His welcome here titt-r
doubtedly wiU be a great one at the
hands of hundreds of Red Uver Val-'
ley citizens, t. *^_ "it.-^"
If Mr. Hill comes here ori'the Sat-'^
urday announced, it will mean a bit
day among Warren's business inter
ests. It is thought hundreds of fami-
lies will come *o heai Mr. Hill
then do their shopping here.
Olga and Arthur Larson and Bet&y
Bcrsheim attended the \roung
last?*V) at Erickson'san ,afternoon ^^V
Coppayand son Francis'and MT^0
E. Erickson's,
Alma and Minnie Johnson called at'**
C. Schwartz's Sunday.
Mrs. A. joppru and daughter Almat^
spent Sunday at Soren'Bergland's.
The farmers are now busy hauling
their grain to market over the nice..
roads. ^ir5i*}Uy*u*.Ai'
Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman spent
Sunday at August Hoffman's.
Mr. K. Ose made a trip to Holt Sat-r^
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hoffman were at
Thief River Falls Sunday. t,
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Merdink and Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Sanderson, of Ste
phen, were here Tuesday evening to
partake of the.Lut-flsk supper given
by the ladies of the Swedish Lutheran

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