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How to Select Sample Com for
the l:air
Just at present many farmers,
we hope, are considering the selec
tion of their corn exhibits for the
Central Stanley County Fair. It
is no easy task to select a high
class exhibit, and for the guidance
of those who may be interested in
the matter, we publish the follow
ing Excellent article by Prof. M.
L. Bowman of the Iowa State
College at Ames.
"There are a great many differ
ent points to be taken into con
sideration in selecting a sample of
corn for show purposes. An ear
of general utility should always be
uppermost in mind. We often
find at corn-judging contests a
ten-ear sample of corn in which
each ear, while it may be very
servicable, differs so much from
the other ears in the sample that
it is impossible for the sample to
rank high in the competition.
When choosing a sample of corn,
like the choosing of animals for
breeding purposes, it is necessary
that there be a definite type in
mind and that each ear of the
sample conform as near as possible
to that type. The type will vary
according to the variety of corn
which is being grown, and this
type should be firmly fixed in the
mind of the one who intends to
"The ears should^, be, as far as
possible, of the same shape, of
uniform length and circumference.
Ihe kernels of each ear should
conform to each other throughout,
being of uniform size and color.
Too often the regularity of kernels
is lost sight of an ear will be dis
mayed in which the kernels have
S tendency to run in various direc
tions, as well as being of numer
mis sizes. No matter how well
matured an ear may be, having a
desirable shape, of good size, and
shelling a high per cent of corn to
cob, if the kernels are very irregu
lar and of different sizes it is im
possible for that ear to rank high
as a seed ear. This applies to
our dent varieties, all of which we
expect to be regular and uniform
lb kernel.
"The butts and tips should be
well filled with kernels of a regu
lar, uniform size. The tendency
Is for the kernels to be large and
of irregular size at the butt, while
often small and shallow at the tip.
An Mr should not be thrown out
because the tip is not completely
covered. A good butt is more
essential than a good tip it is,
however, very essential that there
be a large amount of good corn
between the butt and the tip.
"There is another class ef
samples that is very frequently
found at corn-judging contests, in
which the ears are of quite uni
form size and shape, yet the ker
nels are greatly different. The
width and thickness of the kernels
in each respective ear, together
with the smooth surface, can easi
ly be told by merely looking at
(be ear and too frequently right
v here is Where the examination
stops. The length of kerne
should be examined as well.
"Very frequently at corn-judg
ing contests I am asked the follow
ing question by exhibitors: "Has
a person a right to take kernels
oqt of an ear and examinie them
before showing!" He most cer
tainly has. It is impossible for
liim to be sore regarding the
depth of the kernel without mak
lot an examination. The best
fray is to take a couple of kernels
wnmins them for shape and
Mpfth, tad pot them beck in
ens of them aboet
3n this «v tbsj will
is a
ot' the ears that the judge is liable
to consider that these kernels are
'while caps" aud liieiei'o e ihe ear
will be discriminated against. An
exhibitor can no more exhibit a
ten-ear sample of corn intelli
gently without taking a couple of
kernels out of each ear to examine
them to see that the sample
forms in uniformity of^kemels,
as well as uniformity of| ear, than
the judge can properly judge a
sample of corn without also ex
amining the kernel in each ear ex
hibited. The depth of kernel,
plumpness of tip and size of germ
are important factors.
An immature ear is not en
titled to a place. Maturity can
not be profitably sacrificed to size
of ear, while a nubbin is never de
sirable from the show standpoint.
The practical ear, and that is the
ear for which we should strive, is
the largest possible ear that will
mature in each respective locality,
being of the desired type and
shelling a high percentage of corn
to cob. A smaller matured ear is
much more desirable than a larger
immature one."
The Great Empire of Stanley
Grain buyer Hopkins reports
that nearly all the wheat which he
ias bought, and he has bought a
ot, is grading No. 1, hard. The
yields on the winter product is
running from 20 to 31 bushels to
the acre, while spring wheat is go
ing from 14 to 22.—Cottonwood
The Mail is informed that a
meeting of farmers and other in
terested parties is to be held at
Ottumwa next Saturday for the
purpose of discussion the proposi
tion to put down a number of
artesian wells on Mitchell and
Mule creeks in that township,
farmers living along those streams
can well afford to contribute to
that scheme, for the reason that,
if a good flow is struck, it will
make of Mitchell creek a running
stream in all seasons. The people
of Riffel township are also agitat
ing the artesian well proposition,
but a difference of opinion exists
as to the best course to pursue
Some are in favor of taking ad
vantage of the law in such cases
made and provided and bonding
the township for an artesian well
of large dimensions, to be put
down is some place selected by
the state engineer, while others
are of the opinion that it would be
better to have the township pur
chase a deep well outfit and do
their own well making.—Midland
J. K. Breeden is about to har
vest a fine crop of alfalfa from his
big field north of town, for seed.
He cut the first crop for hay and
it made an immense yield. The
second crop he has left to ripen
seed, and on the old field it is
literally loaded with seed that is
almost ripe. On that seeded last
year he will also get a fair crop of
I, but the oldest of it will make
much the heaviest yield of seed.—
Stock Growers News.
The dairy farmers of Stanley
county have added to their cream
ery department an ice cream an
nex and are turning out an ice
cream that is unsurpassed for
quality by anything the profes
sional manufacturers of the cities
can produce. It is claimed to be
a money maker for the farmer,
more profitable than butter and
finds a good demand in the upper
country towns.—Yankton Press
and Dakotan.
C. B. Olberg, a government
engineer, accompanied by R. T.
Mannida, of Washington, D. C.,
arrived in the eftgr Wednssday and
drove to the ressrvation to invas
tifrte tta fsMikilitr of an inrlp»
0SB project on fine 0risfc and
The Bad River News
Official County Paper
other creeks on the reservation.
The former gentleman is an ac
quaintance of A. O. Green, who
was employed by Mr. Olberg as a
superintendent some years ago.—
Kadoka Press.
On complaint of Sam Perstein,
Justice Hagarty issued a warrant
Monday for W. Hill, of near.
Marietta, on the charge of assault,
and Constable Moore went over
and took Mr. Hill in custody. He
appeared in justice court here and
asked for a continuance of th*,
case that he might procure wit?
nesses and the plea was granted.
The controversy occurred Sunday
at Mr. Hill's place west of Spotted
Bear. Perstein alleges that Hill
struck him two forcible blows in
the face and wants redress. Hill
claims that he was provoked to
the act by ungentlemanly language
from Perstein and says that he
ordered him out of his place first
and as Perstein would not go,
used force to expel him. Miles
ville Citizen.
Underwood Getting: Busy
Its Fire
A meeting was held by the citi
zens of the village last Thursday
evening to discuss the matter of
fire protection in Underwood.
The necessity, and the desire to
bare i e o e i o n a s e e n
tection be secured that would
answer until the incorporation had
secured the desired protection.
A subscription was taken up
and about $400 was secured which
will be used for the purpose of
digging two wells, buying a pump
and hose and other necessary
Fearing that the recent
of incendiary origin it waj
that advisable to haye
watch and accordingly
of J. C. Stanley was secured.
At the meeting Monday evening
the question of fire protection was
again discussed and a fire company
was organized.—Underwood
Times, •,
Summer coughs and colds are
obstinate and difficult to cure.
The most prompt method is to
move the bowels a good laxative
congfc synlp. Bess Laxative
Ooqgb Syrup will surely and
preasptfy eurs jour eokL Sold by
B. Ifctrksa. tf
Real Estate Transfers
United States to
Cavender Gaer
Nellie W Baldwin
Myrtie Cook
Cecil Mose
Charles A Anderson
Elsworth Rees
William Stennett
Grace E Usher
Owen Hardin
Ewald Bergstrom
Henning Bergstrom
Gracie E Mannahan
William Phillips
Charles Wesley Sullivan
Philo Stephens
V an E Peck
.lakob Lippert
William Henrikson
Alonzo Cobb
Alice Smejkal
Alfred II Danielson
William Rea
Mamie Ryan
Perry E McColloun
George Alward
Arthur Anderson to Mons
Johnson, w d, Its 3, 4, e hf sw 18
2n 22. *1900.
Henry Ellis to Martha Ellis, w
d. nw 29 4n 28. $1.
Myrtie Cook and hb to Nels
Jensen, w d, w hf ne« hf nw
7 In 20. *2000.
Charles VV Wilson to Robert W
K U e y w n
agreed to on several occasions be
fore, but it was thought that the
town might get along safely until
it became an incorporated city and
had secured some kind of fire pro- ^ens «J°rgen Benson to Win
tection, but as it will be a couple Martsfeld, w d, ne ne 11, n hf nw,
of months yet until any action can |se
Michael and wf to Samuel
Perrin, w d, nw 26 fin 20 ex
cept 1 acre. $1.
nw ,n
be taken by the incorporation it Paul Fleming to Andrew Feeney
was agreed that some kind of pro- w d, w 16 ft of e 19 ft of It 17 in
blk 1 Ft Pierre. $1.
Peter I King and wf to Andrew
Wray, w d, se 15 6n 28. $1.
A Robinson and wf to
Dowling, w d, e hf se. sec 7, e hf
ne 18 6n 20. $2500.
Sam Perrin to Michael,
ap- w d, tract of land 26 6n 20. $1.
Josef Batzner to Lucy Crew, w
Bre was1 d, sw 5 3s 19. $1000.
thought Cyrus Hill to Francis Arnold,
a night w d, se 10 109n 79. $1.
the service
Robert Brown and w^ to Myr
tie Dupree, w d, w hf ne nw 23 to
'20. $500.
Warren Wicks to Carrie E
Wicks, w d, und hf int w hf se, e
hf sw 18 2s 21. *1000.
Western Town Lot Company to
W West, w d, Its 1, 2, lk 13
Philip. $900.
Ami Fleming to Andrew
sec lh tin IK.
Robert Brown
and Geo Gordon, w d, Its 14, 15
blk Ft Pierre. $8800.
fttfer Jacobson and wf ID
MiflfcSe E Nelson, w d, lis 8S Mk
2 Nlarlin. $75.
A 8nook to Minnie
fd. It 4, ssa7, 1,
u I' to Her­
A Kunmi, w *1, nv. •_: lu
'SO conL» iiii.« a tr u I «»i' iaiiu .mi.l
13 acres. $.*00.
Mayme Hannaman to Grace
Harvey, w d, n hf nw, se nw, ne
sw 22 2 25. $1000.
Josie Hannaman to same, w d,
se 22 2 2r». *1000.
Alonzo Cobb to Mattie Cobb,
w d, se M0 Is 2H. $2000.
Philip Lodge No 1 OO to
Lottie Ray, w 1, It 4 blk IS
Odd Fellows' Cemetery in s hf nw
1» In 20, $ln0O.
A Rare Opportunity
"The United States Marine
Band at Mitchell Corn Palace,
September 27 to October 2, liiou.'"
The foregoing is the interesting
announcement that comes to us
from our friends and neighbors
at Mitchell. Year after year the
enterprising citizens of this hustl
ing metropolis of the northwest
have unselfishly and unaided,
financed and presented to the peo
ple of our state and nation a beau
tifully decorated Corn Palace with
its attending attractions consisting
of high-grade music, vaudeville
and splendid exhibits of South
Dakota's agricultural resources.
In order to successfully produce
a continuous show of this kind it
becomes necessary to introduce
new attractions from year to year,
and that the management of the
Mitchell Corn Palace is equal to
the task of keeping up with the
procession in the matter of in
creasingly interesting programs is
testified to by this year's booking.
The engagement of the President's
band for the twelfth annual cele
bration, commencing September
27th, is an exceptionally strong
card and will be welcome news to
thousands of people over the
northwest who otherwise might
never have the privilege of hear
ing our country's first band.
In addition to this extraordinary
attraction, and for the benefit of
those who are not musicially in
clined, the management has added
a number of the best vaudeville
performances that money will se
cure. Soma of these are given
outdoors and free to the public,
and a real carnival of amusement
haB been provided for the entire
We have yet to learn of the
first individual who has visited
Mitchell during any of her annual
Corn Palace Festivals and who did
not go home feeling that full value
had been returned for time and
money expended, and all things
considered, we bespeak for the
forthcoming Corn Palace a record
breaking crowd and exceptional
enjoyment for those who attend
Desert Entry at Quinn Sustained
People generally, will be inter
ested in knowing that a decision
has been made by the Rapid City
land office in the celebrated desert
land contest case of Bevans
against Halley. The testimony in
this case was taken by Commis
sioner Johnston several months
ago, and made 340 typewritten
pages. A week was consumed in
the hearing. The testimony was
so voluminous and contradictory
that the Register and Receiver
found it a very difficult task to ar
rive at a decision, but have at last
decided in favor of Mr. Halley,
who received notice of the decis
ion today. Naturally Mr. Halley
feels good over the result. Ol!
course, this may not end the mat
tar, as Bevans will probably ap
peal.—Quinn Courant.
The successful entry man in this
case waa. repraaented by Philip A
Waggoner, of this place, at the
and tbe edntMant hy
Central Stanley County Fair Next
u the ('.Mitral
county lun ilmt we have
been looking anxiously forward to
for many weeks past, is almost at
hand. Next Tuesday will be the
first day and Wednesday and
1 hursday will follow with joyous
rapidity so, before another issue
ot the New* is in your hands the
fair will he history.
The committees having the ar
rangements in hand have been
busy tor two weeks past and
everything possible is being done
to provide for the convenience
and entertainment of visitors and
to make the fair the biggest suc
cess in the history of the town.
Philip has in the past earned an
enviable reputation for the satis
factory manner in which her citi
zens have carried out every letter
of their celebrations as advertised.
Nor does the town expect to lose
that reputation next week. As a
rule visitors agree in saying that
they get their money's worth at
Philip. You and your neighbors
will not be disappointed in that
regard next week.
Every day will be a big day,
and if you put off your visit until
one of the last days you will miss
just that much of the show. Come
early and see the whole show
And not only do we want visi
tors, but we want our visitors to
lend a hand in making the fair a
big success. Fill the wagon box
full of your premium garden truck
and grain, and tie that fine colt,
you were offered a hundred
dollars for, on behind the rig.
lave Harriet bring her fancy
work and fine preserves. Don't
forget the children and we will
have the happy time of our lives
Awful Nests of Iniquity
Bro. Mix of the Fort Pierre
Fairplay says that aome of the
fellows who have been peddling
the joy-stuff around that town
will fall out of their little balloon
one of these days and hit the
ground before the parachute opens.
The editor of the Cottonwood
Register then rises to remark that
certain fellows in that town era
inviting a fall out of a balloon,
and it isn't by reason of peddling
the "joy-stuff" either. It is in
ferred that the unregenerate ones
rave been betting their money otf
a wicked card game again.
Then the Kadoka Reporter
chimes in with: "The bunch that
is running the affairs of this town
as a private snap handed us an
other lemon last week. The other
local office has been given, without
asking our prices, every dollars
worth of advertising and job work
that can be done here in conned*
tion with the coming Stanley coun
ty fair. If our enthusiasm fails
and at times we do not appear to
be doing as much as the other
paper to boost the enterprise, re*
member that they are getting a
good sized roll of the long green
and we are getting How
long will the people of Kadoka
put up with such pinheaded man
agement of affairs/'
Really its a pity that some truly
good folks have to live in the
towns they do. These bmlhren
should forego the further ffcrifs,
remove to the Bad Lands, erect a
lone tepee, and live in soiifeij en
joyment of their own monwnaBt
al virtue. Of course, their "Mttfte
candle of virtue aMnljf in a
naughty world* would be jdsssrt,
but in time ooold ho
r- &
Mankatn. Mina**
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