The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on May 4, 1894 · Page 2
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Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, May 4, 1894
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A SATISFACTORY POTATO PLANTER. It Is Not Patented, find Any Ingenious Farmer Can Mnniifncturc One. Not feeling justified iu buj-iug all "As piuwnll" potato planter for tho planting of six or eight acres, and being too lazy to cany a load and drop ns heretofore, nu Ohio farmer resolved to construct n planter of his own. This proved so satisfactory that ho gave tho following illustrated description of it to Tho Practical .Fanner for publication. It consists of a POTATO PLANTER MADE AT HOME. frame supported on machine wheels, which can be bought for price of old iron. Wheels with a riin of cogs are pre- fered. The shoe is made of one-fourth inch steel, 8 inches wide at the heel and ta- periiig off narrower and is cut or bent something the shape of n corn planter •shoo or hoe. The rear should be spread apart, the two being first riveted together, so as to allow tho potato to pass through to the ground. This shoe is supported by four braces riveted to the shoe and bolted on opposite sides of the frame, thus allowing it to swing. One of the rear braces extends above tho frame, thus making a lever with which the dropper, who sits at the rear, can raise the shoe whenever desired. The chain, which can be taken up or let out at will, pulls the shoo and also regulates the depth of planting, as the farther back it comes—until braces are at right angles with frame—the deeper it will plant. The driver sits on the box, which should hold at least one bushel. The box is raised abovo tho axle, thus allowing room for the driver's feet and making it easier dropping. A board is nailed in the box just above the hole, thus causing the potatoes to work down in front :and not roll out behind. The tube is made in two sections, working like a telescope in case the depth is changed. It can be made of stiif cloth and laced together at the joint. The marker is adjustable and can bo changed to either side without getting off. The plan for getting the potatoes the proper distance apart is quite simple also. A short piece of fence wire with a ring bent on each end is bent down over the rim of the cogwheel, a bolt is placed through the rings and between the two cogs, then the tap put on. tight. The number of bolts needed will depend upon tho distance apart that you wish to plant. Now fasten a spring on the frame so that it will touch these bolts, and the dropper is told just when to drop. Any one who can handle tools fairly well can build this dropper. It will not cost to exceed $3 and will more than pay for itself in tho cultivation of one crop on two acres properly handled. IRRIGATION OF ARID LAND. Post and Wlro Fence. Numbered among tho most popular of fences iu some sections is what is known aa the post and wire fence. BRACING END POSTS OP WIRE FENCE. A correspondent of The Farm Journal HUOWS by illustration his method of bracing the oud posts of his wire fence. He likes it better than the ordinary single brace. His drawing also shows tho btylo of gate ho makes and recommends. BrootllucM Muy Bu Induced, Broodiness may be induced, though not compelled. Domestic fowls can at this late day have a trace of their wild instinct. A wild fowl becomes broody when she has a nest full of eggs. So, to a certain extent, does a domesticated fowl. To get n broody hen, then, iu tho early part of tho sousou supply tho nests with a full clutch of nice, clean china eggs. All eggs laid from day to day may bo gathered as usual, and yet tho effect upon the visual organs of tho hen will remain tJio same. The result will be that before long tho lion, will bocomo possessed of tlio idea that oho wants to nit, aiul the brooder's object will bo attained. After one or two lions havo be- (•-oiiio broody the nestfi should bo robbod and only tho regulation single egg loft in each. A laying him has uu ail'uction for u nest full of eggs, tho sight of which raises instincts of maternity. Hhould the full clutch of nest eggs be loft too long tho brooder may dofoat his purpose by having all his hens auxiouo to sit at thu same time. But if thin plan is carried out carefully ho may, and probably will, havo sitting lions when ho most ueodB thorn, Bays Tho Poultry World. ]'<i(ulu«« l"or Sooil. By fxpcriiuunts conducted at tlio Michigan experiment station during 18011 and corroborated by 13 othor station* it wan tthowu that potato growers do oot plant enough seed Thu following conclusions were reached: First, that an increase in coed within ordinary limits produces a marked increase both in total yield and marketable yield; eocond, that on increase in seed from one eye up to tho half potato produces an increase in tho not vuluo of tho crop, but the increased yield front tho whole potato over the half potato is not Buflloitmt to cover tho cost of thu greater amount ol Hoed. Do not plant cabbages whore you had wibbages or cauliflower or turnips, otc., last season. Puuu and boons when picked green muy not bo exhaustive crops, i-i r- tainly not us exhaustive iw wlwu gutJi- wed I'ipo. Yot u good gardener will ul- Wuyg try to jjlvo those crops u «ow loon- evory yew, the Only Permanent Solution of a Very Im« portnnt Economic Problem. Uncle Sain has no good lands fit to mako forms out of left to bo had for §1.25 per acre, ns was tho caso soino thirty odd years ngo. The reclamation, therefore, of our scmiarid lauds by irrigation is n live subject that is stirring not only the dwellers upon the great plains, but meu who are looking about now for homes. Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado havo a vast area of semiarid lauds, and just how to irrigate these lau'ds is the thing wo all want to find out about. Judge J. S. Emory, national lecturer on irrigation, pleads for national aid through the columns of The Irrigation Farmer. He says: Tho first step is a step to bo taken by the government. Not that we ask this government from its treasury to construct tho instrumentalities of irrigation, but what we do ask is that tho preliminary cost of ascertaining the economic facts necessary to induce capital to enter upon the completion of this work shall be borne by tho government of the United States. Let it once be shoTvn by conclusive data that a reasonable reward awaits the investment of capital in the reclamation of the arid lands, and private capital will rush in and complete such reclamation. Show private capital that it has a chance, and it will not hesitate to build storage reservoirs, both in the mountains and on the plains, where such reservoirs are practicable, in which storm waters may be gathered and held for use in tho dry months of July and August for warding off crop failures. As soon aa the general government shall make an irrigation survey of arid America, private capital will hasten to do the rest. Such a survey would indicate the proper reservoir sites for water storage, would also indicate the amount of land such reservoirs would irrigate, together with the lines of ditches and canals needed to conduct the stored waters out onto such lands, tho approximate ascertainment and publication of the possibilities for the reclamation of the sterile portions of our public domain, as well as for such arid lands as have been sold heretofore to private parties, supposed at tho time to bo good farming lands. Just as soon as this work shall be done we shall see arid and semiarid America transformed into the finest and richest country in tho world. ! The second step to bo taken in getting irrigation on a practical basis is to have passed a code of laws suitable to the situation and adapted to the purpose. Such a code must be made up by the joint or concurrent action of those states in which water districts may be situated and the general government holding lands in such water districts or owning the water sheds and catchment areas, which supply the waters required for irrigation therein. To secure legal machinery to protect water rights and to develop irrigation to its fullest extent throughout arid America will bo a work of time and labor. But not till this is done will private capital go into the irrigation business on a large scale. Irrigation districts as nature has determined them are to be laid out and these laws made to dovelop them. These districts will often be found to lie in several states and to include amounts of public lauds still held by the general government. The concurrent action of such states, together with action by the Washington government, will be required before these natural irrigation districts can be turned over to the people inhabitating them, to be controlled and governed by such people iu all things touching water and water rights. How to Bush Peas. The old method of bushing peas by sharpening green limbs and twigs and sticking them thickly along each row has a good deal of labor in it and ii, moreover, far from satisfactory in its re- suite, for a high wind is almost sure to lay both bushes and growing peas flat along some portion of the rows. Then, too, tho pods are often hard to get at when hidden away among tho branches of some more than usually vigorous bush. Country Gentleman suggests that a better plan is to stretch a length, d NEW WAY TO BUSH 1'EAS. narrow poultry netting along tho row, holding it firmly iu position by stout Htokos. The nutting nood not be wide, us it can bo placed six or eight inches above tho soil, tho young peas being able to catch onto it at that height. Such netting iu rolls of 160 foot is but little more than one-half a cent per square foot, and if kept housed whou not in use it will lust a score of years. One's garden will look much noutar for its use, while tho puas can bo pickod from such u support with much more ease than from tho old stylo bush support, Tliu Cost ufiriuld Cruui. A record of tho cost luid profit in growing ryu, oats, wheat, corn and hay was kept ou tho Nebraska, ttatiou farm iu 1802. Tho cost of planting and harvMt- lug porbuuhol was us follows: Rye, 80.8 txijits; oats, 17.7 oouto; five varieties of wheat, 88.4, 10.4, 10.0, 80.4 Mid 27.0 couts; corn ou different fields, 88.48 and 14.0 cents. Thocobt of growing timothy and clovor huy on three fioldu was only $1.84, fl.82 and $0.84 por ton. Tho fields varied in urea front ouo to 86 acres, and tho crops were treated nub- etuntiully according to provulout pruo- tico in thu stuto. Labor wan uniformly charged ut tho rate of $8 per day for won uud team. TUXOB tuid interest wore not roukouod among tho expenses. Lund was valued ut $«J5 per acre. Tho Boiling price of ryu and whoat was 60 cunts por 1'iiblwl, of oaU uud corn .80 cunt* per uud of buy $8 pw tvu. LAWMAKERS. ! House Will Continue Work on | Appropriation Dills. THE TAKIFF LEADERS UNDECIDED, Course of the Dctintc This Wpcfi Will DC. pend Upon Development*—Democrati Working For n Compromise—Kcpublic nns Hoping For a Spilt In the Knnks ol Their Opponents. WASHINGTON, April HO.—The hcmso will continue work on the appropriation billa this week. The Republicans developed an obstructive policy during the consideration of the diplomatic and consular bill, which was completed last Thursday, consuming an entire week by means of unimportant amendments to unimportant items. The Democrats fear that this policy is to be continued in furtherance of a well settled program to delay the passage of the regular appropriation bills, Should it be developed during the coming week that such is the fact, a special order may be necessary to expedite matters. After the completion of the army bill, the consideration of •which was begun Saturday, it is probable Mr. Dockery will be allowed to bring forward his bill reported from the joint committee on expenditures in the departments to organize a system of accounting in the treasury department, •which is designed to reduce expenditures in the department $180,000. The managers of the house are very much in earnest in their determination not to permit any resolution bearing on the Coxey movement to get gintp the arena of debate. They do not believe the question should be agitated. Tariff leaders Undecided What (o Do. The course which the tariff debate may take in the senate this week will depend i3ntirely tipon developments from day to flay. The agreement for the limitation of debate on the tariff to certain hours has expired and the Republicans have no disposition to renew it. The Democrats have been unsuccessful in the advance of the hour for the meeting from 11 o'clock to 12 o'clock, but they only get the bill up-each day after the disposal of the routine morning business by an aye and nay vote and making progress by elbowing themselves along. They have not yet decided whether they will attempt to extend the debate until a later hour each day than has yet been ob- eerve'd. Their program in this respect will depend upon the progress that may be made with the compromise now in hand. The feeling is general on the Democratic Bide that if they get a bill which commands the support of the entire side of the chamber, the Republican antagonism will weaken; that the opposition will be content to make earnest protest, but without any effort to prolong the final vote beyond the time necessary to discuss the various schedules in a business like manner, and that night sessions may not be resorted to. Would Not Impose Hardships. Senator Harris said that he thought If the Republicans once became convinced that there was no prospect of opposition to the bill among Democrats they would yield gracefully to the inevitable and allow the bill to pass after expressing their reasons for their antagonism. "If we succeed in reaching that state," he said, "and if Republican senators take this view of the matter and conduct themselves accordingly it will not be the policy of the Democratic management of the bill to impose any unusual hardships on senators." He declined to say what course would be adopted in case the developments should not be as satisfactory as he hopes, because he would, in that event, have to consult with other members of the Democratic steering committee, a* to the course to be pursued, but it is known from previous utterances of his that his policy in cose the opposition should continue obdurate, whether the Democrats perfect their agreement or not, would be to extend the hours of the daily session, compel the Republicans to consume all the time devotod to speeches, and force the bill along as rapidly as possible in the face of opposition, It is evun possible that if the Republicans do not indicuto a willingness to confine themselves to what is called legitimate discussion, night sessions may be very suddenly precipitated, as the Democrats feel the early disposal of the bill to be of the utmost importance. The Republicans have not yet given up the hope of a schism in Democratic ranks, and they will lumounco no policy different from that which they have been pur- Bulng until it is niiulu manifest that all the Democratic senators havo united upon a bill. If such unison in not shown, they will contiiiuu tho present tactics, with probably more frequent roll calls, and a more decided protest against long hours than havo yet occurred. They have not decided upon a course in cauu uf a Democratic agreumunt, but there aro eoiue indications that if one is reached the opposition will not be so stubborn, us it is realized that it would in that event be futile in the end. There are few sot Kpecches in prospect (or this week. Soiwtor Aldrich will probably speak during the week and Senators Bquiro and Kylo way also ask for time to deliver speeches. The continuation of the spoechoa of Senators Quay and Dolpii may also bu counted upou ua occuoiou uiuy roijuiro, STATEMENT MADE BY CARLISLE. lu lUpljr U> BU luijulry II* |)l»uu»»u» tliti I'viidliitf Turin* Illll. WASHINGTON, April BO. — Secretary Carlisle hue uutliumud tho following •tutoiiwut in reply to an inquiry us U; wliotkor it was true he hud tukoii purl in the oowf«Mieu» which it hud buun suiO were being held (or thu purple o' agrou- lug upon certain uiawidinniU to tht ixmdfutf tariff bill: "I bitva had uo owifwoueo upon the subject with anybody except tho Democratic muiaborg of the BunaUi coimuitlui' eu ttiiftuc* iwil tbewf urej cwiiwt «Ut« at my own personal knowledge what has occurred in any of those conferences that may have taken place. It is true an effort is being made to agree upon such changes in the ponding bill as will secure for it the united and active support of all tho Democrats in the senate. The indications now are that this support can and will be secured without making radical changes in the rates of duty or material alterations in the form it 1 structure of the tariff schedules as f.iey wore passed by the house. "It is well known that there has been considerable opposition to the proposed income tax even among those who have voted and supported the bill with that feature in it. Much of this opposition has been based on the provisions of the bill which prescribe the methods of ascertaining and collecting the tax, some of which are alleged to be arbitrary and inquisitorial. In my opinion many of those objectionable provisions ought to be und can be safely omitted from the bill, and other changes can be made which the advocates of the income tax can consistently accept, and which will at the same time remove the principal objections of its opponents and secure their support of the bill." Ucnth of Mrs. Senator Morgan, WASHINGTON, April M.— Mrs. Cornelia C. Weir Morgan, wife of Senator Morgan of Alabama, died at the senator's home in this city, of peritonitis. IDENTIFIED AS "RED" WILSON. Wonnded Missouri Valley Burglar Recognized as'an Omaha Crook, MISSOURI VALLEY, la., April 30.—City Marshal Adna Whitney, who was killed in the fight with burglars Saturday, was buried Sunday. The wounded burglar has been identified as "Bed" Wilson, an Omaha crook, who has served several short terms in the penitentiary. He will recover from his wound. Sheriff Caulthard discovered that Davis, the burglar who escaped, spent Saturday night in a cave about eight miles from this place. Davis has a companion and a horse. The posse is in pursuit with hopes of overtaking the fugitives. Kaunas Miners Still Working. PrrrsBtma, Kan., April dO.—Notices are posted everywhere about here call- on the miners to quit work May 1 in loyalty to the national organization. The miners refuse to say whether or not they will comply with this urgent request. But they all agree that if their national president comes here, which is thought likely and advises them to go out, they will go. Santa Fe Seniority System Satisfactory. NEWTON, Kan., April HO.—Representatives of the order of railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Trainmen of ;he Santa Fe road held a mass meeting here and discussed the seniority system as practiced by that road. The unanimous vote was against abolishing the present system. Sold for One-Fifth of IU Value. KEOKUK, April SO.—The Gate City Electric Street Railway plant was sold to satisfy a mortgage for $86,000 held by the American Trust company of Boston. The property sold for $10,000, less than one-fifth the actual value, to J. C. Subinger, the Keokuk electric light man. Hones For Scotland's Market. CHEYENNE, Wy., April 80.—J. Sibbald, James Boyle and John Scarr, Nevada horsemen, passed through Chey- mne with a shipment of 90 bead of blooded horses, which will be shipped Erom New York to Glasgow, Scotland. Senator Wolcott Denounced. PEUBLO, April 30.—At a meeting held for the purpose of forming a home contingent reserve of the Coxey army Senator Wolcott was denounced by speeches and in a long set of resolutions for his address in the senate. Mountain Fire Kaglng. FLORENCE, Colo., April 80.— Word has been received here that a fierce mountain fire is raging along the line of the Florence and Cripple Creek railroad, and ite bridges are in danger, No Fair to Ilu Held This Year. SiDUSY, la., April HO.— The officers and directors of the Osueola County Pioneer Agriculturol Society voted to bold no fair in 1B94, owing to hard times. TELEGRAPH NEWS IN BRIEr. Senator Quay, though still weake has gone to Wellington. t "Jim" Jordan, a notorious outlaw, was killed in Cliirk county, Alalmmu. William Pierce, a farmer, shot and killed hiniHolf at Smith Ceuttir, Kan. Fung Sinn, a lauuciryuiari, was iniir- clcroi] and kin plauu burned at Woodward, O. T. Anthony Sweeuuy, a wealthy insurance agent ami mil vtttnto owner of Dtmver, died at Hut Springs, Ark. A bill IIUHHU.I! thu Cherokee IcgUlaturu providing for dlHtrllmtlnK per capita 10,740,000 among thu Clieroketa, Mrs. Mary Fiuiiluun of Buffalo committed Bululilu at Niagara i'allu l>y jump- lug into thu American rapids (ram Willow Island. Only one eoul mini) is being operated uuut of thu AlU<tfljt'iile«. Thirty Cuxuvltuu were HeuUmued to the rock pile at Ht. Joe, Mo. A I'litlmlulphiu sport dropped (load ou drawluK ft""" "ue« iu a game of pokur. Thu Kl«htH of Jjttbor of Colorado have imstted resolutions denouncing Senator Wolcott, J 'lunger i'unlrldge of Chicago rodueod his BultMUflrlu' wages and a boycott ou him is probable, Two iivw cusea of smallpox, making three lu all, ware reported ut AtuhUou, Kan. General Kchofleld ban issuwl order* to futleral trnopn iu thu northwest to protect property under federal control. At Topuka, Kuii,, uu unknown man, Vloluiity iiiMiUtt, broke into the asylum for the hntun«, where he wan captured. (Governor Wiiltu, replying to the striu- tiiru» of tjciiulor VVulcutl, «iy« Ihe latter U liu-upublv uf Inking u broad view uf uuy . Thu ileuth of Dr. tiu DuUvluru, who do- nuteil a valuable eblute for uu Odd 1'YI- low*' Orphan*' liuiiiu lu Kaunas, U reported to have lukeu plucj at rraucv, 10 U«y» ugo. What is CASTORIA Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Oplam, Morphine nor otiier Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil* It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allajv feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd, cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. Castoria relieves teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency* Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the ticumach and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Castoria is the Children's Panacea—the Mother's Friend* Castoria. "OMtorin Is an excellent medicine for children. Mothers have repeatedly told mo of its food effect upon their children." Da. O. C. OSOOOD, Lowell, Mass. " Cutorla Is the bent remedy for children of which I am acquainted. I hope the day la not ffer distant when mothers will consider the real Interest of their children, and use Castoria instead of therarlousquack nostrums which ore destroying their loved ones, by forclbg opium, morphine, soothing Byrup and other hurtful •gent* do PTO their throats, thereby sending them to premature graves." DB. J. F. KIHCBBLOB, Conway, Ark. The Centaur Company, TT Hurray Street, New York Ctty. Castoria. "CanorlaUROwelladaptedtocnOdrMiaiM I recommend It a«superior toanypretcriptton known to me." H. A. AftCRM,K. D., Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T. " Our physicians in the children 1 ! deptlfc meat have epokon highly of their experience In their outside practice with Cartori% and although we only h»re among oat medical mpplieg what is known at regular products, yet wo are free to confess that til* merits of Caatoria has won us to look wllb faror upon It." HHITID HOSPITAL AMD Disnuuwr, Boston, lUit AIXBK O. Surra, •DIRT DEFIES THE KING." THEN SAPOLIO IS GREATER THAN ROYALTY ITSELF. THE HUB Is the cheapest place to bi your Candies,Nuts, Fruits, sters, etc. Orders for Ice CM § iven special attention. Fit ne of Domestic and I cigars. Remember the ] M. E. ROBBINS-PtOD. South side 5th st., Richmann's old stand. A DOLLAR in flush times does not amount to much. It goes about so far: But now, goes at least this far: A DOLLAI If you buy your goods at WESTBROOK'S DRUG STORE. IMON OlthFmuMlitut fcntiitJHUtmiiiH, tmHlm. THE BOYS ARE COMING OUR WAY Largest Selection, Fine Assortment, Lowest Prices are our Magnet that Draws. SIM IMON Steam ship tickets to and from all parts of the lowest rates,

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