Sentinel News-Boy. (Sentinel, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 4, 1905 Page: 3 of 8
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The Corn Crop.
I never realized the importance o*
the corn crop to the United States till
I started to study up the statistics of
oorn growing. I was under the impres*
sion that it was grown on but a limit*
ed area and that there were many
states in which corn was not grown ai
all except a little sweet corn for the
family. My surprise was great to find
thst corn is grown in every state in
There are over live million farms in
the United States, and corn is grown
on 85 per cent of them. That leaves
only 15 per cent of the farms without
corn, and many of those are fruit
farms, chicken farms, stock farms and
ranches. I think a crop that is so ex-
tensively grown is well worthy all the
attention that is given it by the agri
cultural colleges and farmers' insti*
I used to wonder why at the farm
ers' institutes the speakers did not
pay more attention to the growing of
other crops, such as beans, turnips,
carrots, green peas and the like. I
asked a professor why they did not
have more variety in their programs,
and he replied that the first work of
the stations was to teach the farmers
how to grow corn, potatoes and the
few leading crops which are of so
J realize the truth of that now.
Especially so when I consider further
that the five great states in this little
western country produce half of the
corn grown in the United States. If
any people ever studied corn we
should study it, and I propose to do
After all, I begin to- see that we can
get rich selling corn and still keep up
the fertility of our farms, if we go at
the matter right The starch in the
kernel of the corn is only the carbon
caught by the leaves from the air. We
are thus selling only air so far as the
starchy matter is concerned, and that
is a large part of the whole crop, for
it also comprises most of the fiber in
the stalk. It may be difficult to keep
up the fertility of our land in raising
wheat, but not in raising corn, and if
we don't learn how to both raise corn
and improve our land it seems to me
we are stupid.
I am more of an enthusiast in corn
growing than ever, but I realize that
we have got to cut loose from some of
the out-of-date methods we have been
following. Here is for more study on
the problem of corn raising.
McLean County, Illinois.
High Priced Corn.
After an exhibit of corn at the Iowa
Agricultural College, the premium ears
were put up at auction. The ear of
corn that won first prize sold *or $11;
100 ears that won a $2,000 premium
sold for an aggregate of $102. One
breeder that had forty ears of corn
on exhibition bid them back at $35;
another man paid $13 for ten ears,
while another ten ears sold for $12.
One collection of twenty ears brought
$24. The third best single ear was
sold, to the man that exhibited it,
for $2.50. The grain will be used for
8awdust in Msnure.
Will sawdust injure manure? I am
spreading it on alfalfa three years old.
—W. H. Carter, Josephine Co., Ore.
No. The amount of manure, how-
ever, should be greater than that of
sawdust Since It Is slow to decay, it
affords, after discharging its absorbed
fertility, an excellent mulch for deep
rooted grass crops. Much in experi-
ence goes to show that excessive
Quantities applied, especially to clay
soils, will produce an undesirable acid-
A Crazy Expression
In a contest over the will of the late
J. Alexander Yoell, a shrewd but ex-
citable business man of San Jose,
Cal., one of the facts cited as proof of
his unsoundness of mind was that, in
a dispute with Bob Fitzslmmons at a
hotel oter the use of a bathtub, when
the pugilist said to him: "If you
were not so small I would break every
bone in your body," he replied: "Try
It; you will get the worst of it"
An Interesting cave has just been
discovered on the allotment of Nancy
Fatubby, a fullblood Choctaw, living
near Antlers. It is about four miles
southwest of Davis on what is known
as Wild Horse creek. Those who
have visited this cave claim that it
seems to widen out into large under-
ground river which flows rapidly.
They say it can be traversed 300
yards without difficulty, but from
there on for a quarter of a mile It is
a difficult task. Notches are cut in
the wall, and Indians living in the vi-
cinity claim that the cave was once
inhabited by robbers.
The Smallest Dictionary
The University of California has re-
ceived what it thinks is the smallest
dictionary in the world. The book
is a French-English dictionary, one
and one-eighth inches long by three-
fourth of an inch wide. It was print"
ed first in large type and then reduced
to its present size by photographic
methods. Each page contains about
110 words, the book containing G30
Stats or Ohio, citt or Tolxdo, r
Lucas Corirnr. f
Frahi J. Cuxxbt make* oath that be to senior
partner of the flriu of K. J. Chsnby ft Co.. doing
bualneM In the City of Toledo. County and State
aforesaid, and that tatd firm will pay the sum cf
ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR8 lor each and every
cane of CATavnn tb t cannot be cured by the ose of
Hall's Catabiu Cub*.
FRANK J. CHCSET.
Sworn to before me and subscribed la u>y pres-
ence, tblafth day of December. A. D. IMS.
i . A. W. OJ^SON,
• f Notabt Public.
H all's Catarrh Car* la taken Internally end act*
directly on tbe blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Bend for testimonial*, free.
F. J. CHENEY ft CO., Toledo. O-
Sold by all DnnriiU. 73c.
Take Ur'i'e Family Pills forooastipatloa.
No Doctor Bills
Swedish doctors never send bills to
their patients. Each patient pays what
he deems just or is able to give. The
rich pay the physician liberally,
whether they have need of his ser-
vices or not, if he has been only re-
tained by them. The poor, if they
possibly can, pay him a small sum,
and the very poor pay him nothing.
Yet he attends the poor as faithfully
as he does the rich.
USE THE FAMOUS
Red Cross Ball Blue. Lame 2-oz. packagn 5
cents. Tho ltuss Company, South Bend, Ind.
Every woman, as she cooks three
meals a day, and washes dishes after-
ward, decides that the next time she
marries it will be to a traveling man,
one who is not home more than once
a week to cook for.
From a Merchant.
"I have sold three bottles of Hunt's
Lightning Oil to Frank Swartz of Gal-
lup, N. M. They think it is the only
medicine for all purposes."
C. P. Fisher,
Plymouth, O. T.
The great standard of literature as
to purity and exactness of style is
The noblest mind the best content-
Why It Is the Best
Is because made by an entirely differ-
ent process. Defiance Starch Is un-
like any other, better and one-third
more 'or 10 cents.
Ifrl \\ 1 S. < Mil 1)K1 N
ness and Rest.Contains neither
(Mum,Morphine nor Mineral.
A perfect Remedy for Cons tipa
Hon. Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish-
ness and Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signature of
EXACT COPY or WRAPPER.
Tor In&nta and GhOdrem.
I The Kind Tog Nam
Piso's Cure Is the best medicine we ever use<*
for all affections ot the throat and lungs.—wm.
O. Endslst, Vanburen. Ind., Feb. 10, 1900.
Conviction Follows Trial
When buying loose coffee or anything jour grooer happens
to have in his bin, hOW do JTOU kflOW What VOU ir«
getting ? « Some queer stories about coffee that is sold in bulk,
could be told, if the people who handlo it (grocers), cared to
Could any amount of mere talk have persuaded millions of
housekeepers to use
the leader of all package coffees for orer a quarter
of a century, if they had not foupd it superior to all other brands in
Purity, Strength, Flavor and Uniformity?
This popular eueeeao of LION COFFEE
cca be due only to Inherent merit. There
Is no stronger proof of merit than con-
tinued and increasing popularity
11 tbe verdict of MILLIONS OF
HOUSEKEEPERS does not convince
you of t!ie .merits of LION COFFEE,
ti costs yon but a trifle to bay a
package. It is the easiest way to
convince yourself, and to make
yon a PERMANENT PURCHASER.
LION COFFEE is sold only In 1 lb. sealed packages,
sad reaches yon at pure sod clean as vaen it left oar
Lion-head on every package.
Gave those Lion-lien<Is for valuable premiums.
SOLD BY GROCERS
WOOLSON SP10E CO., Toledo. Ohio.
guaranteed like S?y ol2 « '^
prices Tor the asking. Write to-day. , iwi^QuthiS.
jenkins' music house, kansas city, m0.
When writing mention this paper.
who can speak, read and
Tulsa, lad. Ter., laid. Shaw
Oklahoma City, No. •.
On Dsfnrmitias and Paralysis
This book Is of a taM mm,
parts or other severe treatmsnt. 8<
■abject will be Mat with the jiook.
will be sen* free i
the treatment of <
Hip Olaeaae, Deformed ,
thoroagly eaalpped taalteilam tal „ ,
a. a 4 h< w v. . .. . of these conditions sad how they mar be eared wlthoet sargtosl operatioes, plaster
.meat. Bead for this book, and if directly interested, mention character of the affliction and special 1 Iterators beariag oa the
THC U 0. MoLAI* CRTHOPBOIO SANITARIUM, SI04 PINK STRUT, ST. LOUIS, MO.
and Joiate, Etc. It tells of the only
oaatry devoted exclusively to tbe treatment
j cared without sargtosl operatloas, plaster
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Hornbeck, Will W. Sentinel News-Boy. (Sentinel, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 4, 1905, newspaper, March 4, 1905; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc181038/m1/3/: accessed July 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.