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Upper Des Moines-Republican (Newspaper) - February 22, 1905, Algona, Iowa THE UPPER DBS vear THE SPECIAL IN KOSSUTH Hearty Outpouring to Ho Wens Corn Gospel FEBRUARY 33 PREACHER OF THE CORN Audiences at All the Kossnth County Hoi den The Holden seed corn special set at naught all the rules and usages of railroad trains and defied all adverse conditions by going ahead and doing business while about everything on heels in the state was tied up and last pending the batement of the cold and storm and tunneling of the In le teeth of a howling blizzard it ravely took its way up from Des foines over the Milwaukee into and next when the thermometer drop 3d its mercury down to 32 degrees be w it its second days lie train made its schedule and Algona on tinae Thursday Including the Algona audi Holden and the other teakers had addressed upwards of 200 deeply interested men along the le of the Iowa and Dakota division the beginning at In he train was in charge of Division light and Passenger Agent jarner of Mason City and on board President East Hi of the State Asso Wilson d The train was made of two audience a bag a sleeper and a dining corn lectures were delivered in dinary each of which was MANY FARM EXPERIMENTS Many Iowa Counties Will Have Corn Experiments Carried on This Season on County Holdens Statement of What is Acres Nec essary for the of the It ought to be called the county farm and not the poor and as near as it can be made the best farm and the best man aged in the IOWA MEN AT THE FRONT Senator Dolliver Delivers Eloquent Speech on Lincolns NORWOOD At the County Farmers Institute a resolution was adopted asking the board of supervisors to cooperate with the authorities at Ames in carry ipg on experiments in corn at the county The board has not as yet taken any action in the but it is understood that the members favor the project and will do all in their power to further If anything is to be done action will need to be taken as early as the April meet It is understood that if the are entered upon ex PROF HOLDEN of Iowa State Whose Corn Seed Special Train will pass all over Iowa railroads this samples of corn tested an of 18 per cent of the kernels failed to while 1 per showed poor leaving 03 per good strong I with The Algona Algona audience was made up entirely of farmers and busi men and completely filled the Kenefick rst introducing President ho told how the railroad companies pe influenced to run the corn trains Holdens speech s the most effective he has ever de tered Before he was through hearers were convinced that the PPB question was greater than the rate question and greater the tariff if not gits importance to than all public questions put not promulgating any new teach but to an extent his methods are because they are reduced to the and at the same time the it thoroughgoing possible of at His germination box enab corn grower to test completely ear of corn used for His is simplicity He does the listener by a multitude The three things nly insisted on are the use of the the selection of seed consistently as to and thor i testing of the seeder to make of uniformity in the number of lels dropped in each Poor Stands Low averages of production per acre are due to a poor for the main Holden gets into every cornfield he can and notes the stand of In some of the poorer fields 39 per is missing and many stalks that grow are weak and barren and only grow The medium stand has 25 per of the hills One reason for poor stands is the failure to get the kernels in the The kernels must be uniform in and the planter must be worked with till it can be depended to do its work right and drop three kernels in every or else The plates of the planter must be and unless they work right the implement man will take them back and furnish Settled Methods in Corn Holden is not working for any temporary or any scattering re He expects to see certain meth ods accepted by all good farmers uni He declares his conviction that the methods that come into vogue now will be the methods of the next hundred He recognizes that now the farmers are in a receptive state of Of that no man who watches an audience of farmers listen ing to Holden can have any the the the PATTERSONS DEATH Member of Border Brigade and a Cav in the Civil A Resident of Kossuth County for FortyFive Funeral The Germination Holdens plan of testing seed to place 100 ears in line on a Ogor fasten them in place by driven at the He then the ears into sections of ten by driving nails between the He then takes a square of cot muslin of sufficient size and on pks off 100 sections about inch in ten each section an A box is made ame size as the cloth and the bot filled several inches deep with dust well or with moist which is packed and smoothed The cloth is fastened over and on the sections six or more els of taken from different s of the ear are Cloth is 3d over the seed bed and this n is The box is in a place where it will be in no er of freezing and at the end of a the test of the seed is n the or any one of them ear grow or shows poor power that ear must be vn One hundred ears will about seven A box can be made large enough to i 400 sufficient for 28 it is the size that matches his ten the ears are put in place for the a plank or board should be put r them so they will not be moved tn their Selection as to Some of is to be paid to kind and type of An ideal ear can be selected and the ers be required to match We ex to print in these columns shortly what Wilson said at the Institute about scoring We are waiting for cuts to illustrate His talk covered very fully the selection of corn for There is nothing that Holden urges on farmers in these lectures that will cost them a March is a good time to make the Holden calls attention to the fact that the corn crop in Iowa exceeds in value all the other crops put The criterion with Holden as regards the number of kernels in the hill is the strength of the He urges the farmers to plant not less than three and when they dont drop three drop He does not agree with Fursman on this Plenty of Good Holden says there is no troub bout getting in any will He advises as strong js ever against sending away for But the tests made at the Ames at station demonstrate the of testing seed of over Planting for Holden advises that three or four acres on the west or south side of the corn field be given special atten tion with a view to its furnishing seed for next The type of corn plant ed is of especial All barren stalks and those capable of producing only should be cut so that they may not fertilize the The west or south location is advised because the prevailing winds are from those directions and so purity of is Hun Through The corn special left Algona for the run to Calmar about 9 oclock Friday There were fine audiences all along the line as far as the DES representa tive There was an audience of 68 at several ladies and a dozen boys and girls being interested listeners to who made a strong corn At Wesley 140 people came filling the two cars and listening to the Fred Corey and Julius Kunz made the trip to Britt on the special and showed their disposition to help a good The people without ex ception manifested the keenest interest and applauded the speakers The corn seed gospel is making its way and its influence will tell in the cornfields of this Henry after an illness of four during most of that time being confined to his died Fri day evening at 8 His death was hastened by but he had suffered from diabetes for two years and from chronic Brights dis ease for two years His who was Miss Mary Burtis of Irving to whom he was married in and four children survive The children are Inas and the last named being Mor ris The funeral was on Tuesday forenoon from the the interment being in the cem etery at and the obsequies being under the direction of the Mas onic the deceased being a mas ter In his boyhood Patterson saw a good portion of the world on his trav els with his Two after his birth in Connecti in the family moved to Wis and when he was twelve years old the start was made across the plains for California with ox They halted at Salt Lake for the win ter of 18523 and went on in the spring to San reaching there in In a few month a move was made up into the Santa Clara val where the family was settled for two Young Patterson went in the gold mines on the when fifteen years but in the fall of with the he embarked on board the Golden Gate for New York from which point the family returned to the old home in Young Patterson came to this coun ty and settled on a farm in Cresco township in Two years later he joined the Border and in 1864 he enlisted in Company Second Iowa and served till the end of the He was a suc farmer and was a good being active in public affairs and holding numerous as township trustee and clerk and school For some years he has been a resident of The Register has always been a popular paper in Kossuth but today it is more popular and more highly valued than It has been enlarged aad improved under Joe Trigg as editor and our townsman Spencer as and there is no other state or outside paper that can take its Next to the local weekly it has the strongest claim upon the intelligent Au improved Farm of acres lor sale or rent near Hurt for cash or grata rent has considers ble fall plowing the young student from who judged the corn at institute and who made one of most practical and effective speeches on that occasion will have charge of the cultivation and harvest ing and will report on the His report will be made a part of a bulletin to be issued by the Ames ex periment of which every farm er in the county can get a free Twenty acres of ground will be suf ficient for the purpose of these experi and an appropriation of about will be the college hav ing no funds for such The supervisors of Jefferson county for this years experi ments in Sioux City has carried on the experiments two appropriating the first year and the Holden says an appropriation of will be suffi cient for Kossuth county for the first There is a wrong idea current with respect to the object of the experi ments It is not for the breeding of any new variety of If that were to be tried the Ames sta tion would be the In a letter to the supervisors of Jefferson county a few months since Holden said I would suggest that you arrange to carry out two or three lines of work which I consider One of them is the testing of the different kinds of corn grown in your Our experiments have shown conclus ively that there are many kinds which are yielding eight and ten and even twenty bushels less per acre than cer tain other kinds grown in the the farmers have no way of finding out how their corn compares with that of their Samples of corn should be gathered from over the county and planted side by repeating the experiment three or four times in order to insure accurate In order to make the condi tions absolutely the same for each variety they would have to be planted by hand in most although it would be well to repeat them with the planted so as to determine how well they are adapted to the planting by It would also be important to test the number of kernels to the hill to if we about what thickness the corn should be planted to one year with the best This would have to be repeated a number of I suggest that the different varieties of corn that have been bred in Illinois and other places be tested by the side of some of the local varieties to determine wheth er they are in any way I would also arrange for a test with the growing of some as it is bound to become one of the crops of the state sooner or A small field of say two or three can be put in in the but I would suggest that you make an ex periment with alfalfa sown in after the oats are I would also suggest that you prepare a test with fall and spring Holden says Iowa is the first state to take up this line of experi He makes in the letter above quoted from the following suggestion as a means of popularizing the work I would also suggest the ity of holding a county picnic on the county farm sometime during the at which time the farmers would be invited to visit the experi ments and also listen to lectures by the men who have the different experi ments in In Sioux and Mar shall counties this plan was followed and in the former county something over people attended the and in Marshall county something ov er I am certain that this is one of the most important moves in the way of agricultural These plans are in line with the sen timent which has been frequently ex pressed that the county farm should be made a county experiment So far as probably most of the farmers of the county would like to see something in that line But this proposition does not of course contemplate any thing on that It means giving over twenty acres for one year for a definite line of The same thing can be done next year or not as is found But whatever is done with it wants to be stood that the farm is run for the Story of tbe of Fob The preliminary examination in the case against the sluggers of Harry Norwood at Mason City was continued last when Harry was able to take the Harry said he was 19 years old and had not attended school for the past six having been roaming over the work ing in lumber yards and hotels and on He said that when he came down stairs on that night he came so close to being to answer a that both the defendants grabbed him and that Howard Reynolds held him while Walter Reynolds struck him several He also said that when he was down in the telephone booth that both men kicked him sever al times and whenever he would roll over they would kick him He claims pains and numbness in his left side and that he does not remember much that has happened since that He said he did not strike back at the but only tried to get away from The story Harry Norwood related to the the denies all other testimony al ready received from the night the night bell and other witnesses that gave their testimony regarding the County Attorney Rinald has retained attorney Clark and from which fact it is to be gathered that something of a legal struggle is to The case was con The defendants have as yet introduced no Follows the President and Wins High Compliments How Conner YEOMEN STAND BY After a Hard Fought Battle in Conclave the Organizers Win Decisive Investigating Committee Clears Paul of All By tOO There was a battle royal in the state meeting of Yeomen in Des Moines Wednesday and Thursday last when the control of the state and was at but all the time the Paul brothers had control of the Their ma increased continuously until the time came to elect delegates to the na tional conclave to be held at Colora do Springs next when they were able to outnumber their enemies by fully The final votes were taken viva the control of the Pauls over the convention being lute and president and grand was cleared on all the counts and his man agement was The first Paul victory was scored in the election of a presiding officer favorable to this result being secured by some 40 A committee of investigation was then appointed to report upon the charges brought against On this com two Paul and two members were the fifth man being without pronounced views either The report by which Paul was exonerated was signed by three A minority report was signed by only one of the The majority report found that Paul had made some changes of phraseology in some of the but only with a view to clearness and conciseness and to har monize them with the The charges of incompetency and ex were not In closing the commitee declared We do not find Paul has in any in stance conducted himself otherwise than in an honest and honorable man The minority signed by one was It was voted down overwhelmingly and the majority report was Sain Mayne of Algona was one of the leading supporters of Paul on the floor of the The convention gave the naming of the delegation to the national con clave to Koch and Wi The delegates were instructed in advance to vote solidly for Iowa has 40 votes in the national conclave out of a total of many other states have already instructed for so that his continuance in office to February The president delivered an address in New York on the occasion of Lin birthday and he was followed by Senator who spoke at some length and with such force and eloquence that the president remained throughout his whole although he was compelled thereby to postpone an address which he was scheduled to deliver at another point in the city the same Iowas junior sen ator occupies a unique place among the public men of As a public speaker he is in some respects Confronted by the many striking passages of his speech it is difficult to make a selection that excells in brilliancy those that must be left The following elic much approval No north or regrets that this war ended as it we are not ene but Nor can I help be lieving that the words which he has spoken here tonight have brought the president of the United States nearer to our brethren beyond the line once so so which formerly divided and estranged our Thanks be to we are one and even in our parti san traditions we share in the heritage of a common in the institutions founded by our As demo we repeat the Equal rights to the special to As republicans we answer An unfettered and a fair chance in the race of Congressman Conner early took a position on the rate question which he still He advocated an amendment to the Cullom law of which law created the interstate com merce commission and which it was supposed clothed it with power to an nul rates which it might deem excess and substitute others in their The Supreme Court in 1897 held that while the commission had power to pass upon rates and declare them excessive it did not under that law possess authority to substitute a rate to take its although it had exercised that power since The Supreme Courts decision practically nullified the Cullom law so far as its capacity to regulate railroad rates was Judge Conner pro poses to amend the Cullom law so as to grant the power mentioned to the There can be no doubt that such a course would furnish the relief sought by the shipping as it would enable the commission to fix rates applicable to terminal facili special car and everything relating to the question of freight A Henry finished Under in Hock Inland Flyer who has been working here for several weeks as one of the decorators of the new library and the Catholic was called to his home in Des Moines Monday by news of the death of his Henry Meh ler who was one of the victims of a wreck occurring on the Rock Island road near Wednesday caused by the spreading of the Mehler was a prominent traveling man who had been on the road twenty He was in the day coach im mediately behind the Hear ing the crash he jumped from his seat and ran for the He reached the platform when the car turned ov and pitching head first through the heavy plate glass he was caught under the heavy He was crushed almost into The car had to be chopped away to liberate the mangled BONNIE BEAE Sale ol Short uad at Next On account of bad roads and ent with late after selling over the sale was adjourned to March at which time will be sold thirty head of registered twenty head of mostly souad and up and several standard bred one pen of several pieces of one hay potato also household goods The same and Catalogues of the Shorthorns wJU be furnished on application on day of Lunch will te served at o clock S ale to commence prompt
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