The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on December 28, 1894 · Page 3
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The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa · Page 3

Carroll, Iowa
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Friday, December 28, 1894
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NOVEL flow A tawn ttottcy May Be Made to. Do Rouble Work. A Nebraska gotoius not long ago sub' teltted a device to the Ohio Farm and JPiteside by whloh a lawa mower can water in winter, trot without apparent' benefit. If they become Very restless, they need a flight," MM, Jennie Atoh' ley replied, "1 don't know but 1 would give the bees a little Water that, have to be confined long." Q; W. tieinatee said: "1 don't know. Bttt from my observation of bees wintered in the yard 1 should think that beoa have but little for water tmtil they begin to (rear LAVra MOY7KU FEED CUTTKB. 'be converted into a clover cutter without destroying its usefulness as a lawn mower, .lii summer the lawn mower is worked in the usual manner—arm power— and in the winter it is dismantled of handle, gear wheels, etc./being mounted in a wooden, boxlike frame and provided with a crank. In the illustrations A is the lawn mower, B tho sides of the bos, C the bottom of tho box, D a light board for pressing down the hay, B a bag for receiving tho out hay, F springs (of wire) and Q the knife of mower. This contrivance will please readers who occupy small places and wish an implement to do double service. Tho mower can, of course, be put together again for use on the lawn at any time. LAWN MOVER FEED uu'rraik. The Nebraska farmer who devised this onttor believes that there is noth log that will bring the eggs like steamed out hay and granulated fr&h bone 'In winter. • ... 3 Giving Water to Bee*. The subject of giving water to bees in the collar was considered tecently in the query column of Tho American Bee Journal. The majority of the beokeep era who replied expressed tho opinion that water in not required. Mrs, L. Harrison ssml that she gave water occasion ally, when the bees become noisy, to quiet them. H. P. Cutting, answered: "As a general thing, no. I have seen oases where they were uneasy, and gave a sponge saturated with water, and they beotmio quiot I have had them do the ganio without giving water.'' Q. ' L. Tinker said: "No. I have given them Another tJso for Ele«t*lclt>. The electrical branding iron used in toglnad for matting foreign meat im- ioi'teci into that cdiintiy has been adapt- d by the Australians in bif«nfiin« their torses, oattlo and sheep, The uuri'eut is supplied by storage batteries and is oar- lied along, conductors inclosed in flexible rubber tubes. In this way the brand can be heated in an instant by the pres- o of a spring by the hand of the operator, and the current can bo as quick- y turned off. It is said that brands made in this way are, free from the blotches that occur under the old method, auci that sores ''ore avoided as well ns tho burning of tbo skin by overheat- ng.' If the Australians have adopted this method and find it practical, it-will soon come into use on • the American ranches. Selecting Wheat For Seed. H. L. Bplley in a bulletin from the North Dakota station , gives the percentage of germination. and the yield Of wheat from normal seed, and 'from seed frosted, winter blea6he<C immature and heated in the bin. Tho yield from normal seed was much larger* than that bom seed injured in any way. Normal seed and injured seed gave practically the same weights for the same volume of- grain. Smutted wheat, however, weighed slightly less for a given, volume than, sound wheat. ' The author recommends selection by means of a fanning mill of largo grains for seed. Jri&erlmentg With Oat*. Of seven varieties grown at the Indiana station from one to seven years White Bonanza gave the largest yield. In an experiment on thickness of seeding 4, B, 0, 7, 8, 9, 10, l'l and 12 pecks of, seed per acre were used. Eight pecks gave the highest average yield for eight years, but ten pocks are recommended when oats are sown among cornstalks. • • . ~ — - : - . (• THE MUFALFA BOOM. but Season's Extreme Drought Gave It an Impetus— Where Alfalfa Will Thrive. The extreme drought of last year has given a veritable boom to alfalfa growing. Farmers who have alfalfa fields of two or three years' standing can smile at a rainless season. Reports are made of excellent results in some sections of Iowa and as far north as Minnesota. Tho alfalfa growers in Kansas and Nebraska are jubilant, and there is no doubt but that the growth of alfalfa has received a very great impetus, and that next year there will be large sowings in sections where it was never thought of before. Iowa Homestead, which has repeated ly stated that, alfalfa lauds ore the most valuable in the United States, explaina what is meant by alfalfa lauds: •. Alfalfa lands are lauds that will grow alfalfa certainly with or with out irrigation and located in a climate where the crop . can be cured without difficulty. The question therefore arises, On what kind of lauds can alfalfa be grown? . It can bo grown on the desorl lauds wherever water can be supplied by irrigation. In these sections there is no difficulty whatever about the curing, (or tho reason that there is no danger of rain in tho curing season. It can be grown along the rivers of the west where there is natural snbirrigation or where between the surface and the pet* tuanetat moisture there is no layer of hard clay, rook of coarse gravel—as, fof example, along the Arkansas valley in Kansas. Here again there is little difficulty in curing the product, it can be grown on any land where like conditions prevail. For example, we* find favorable reports from some sections of Western Iowa especially and scattering- reports from sections still farther east. Reports have been sufficiently favorable to justify experimenting with this brop, but not sufficient to justify extensive sowings where the capacity of the soil to grow alfalfa has not been deter- joined ly experiment, When invest!{citing this inbjeot pretty thoroughly n Kansas, the. authority quoted found he most disappointing results on one leld or farm, while on an adjoining leld or farm or part of the same field ihe most favorable results were secured, 'n this case everything depended upon he character Of the subsoil. Wherever ihe soil was of such,a character that ;he roots could reach down to permanent moisture, favorable results were BO- mrod, but whore tho soil was gumbo or leavy olay 'or coarse gravel the farmers ivero disappointed. Alfalfa growers tell ns that the young plant tho spring after sown is liable to be killed by freezing when the ground Is wet, and when it is desired to destroy alfalfa in the fall so that the ground^ can be plowed it is the usual custom to keep it wet for quite awhile. We mention this because it rnay be the cause of failures outside of its peculiar region to carry the stand through the first winter. Wisconsin's •roprome court, hits issued » writ requiring Judge Wallber of Milwaukee, to suntcnce Jolaa Sheldon or show cause why he does not do so. Examination of the books of tho Central Nntional bank of Kome, N. Y.,showed Cashier John E. Blelby to be a defaulter for $27,000. to' KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement arA tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live better than others and enjoy life more, witb less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the, world's best products to the'needs of physical being, will attesf the YtJue to uealth of the pure_liquid laxative principles embraced in th IBinedy, By .-up of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting Ithe form mofci acceptable and pleas- J to the taste, t\ refreshing and truly oficial prone< 4es of a perfect lax•* : •.•>•>; effectual ..y cleansing the system, i. oiling oolos, headache* and feveitf anu normanently curing constipation. It has • ivon satisfaction to millions ana met wita the approval of the medici. profession, because it acts on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowela without weakening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs ii for sale by all drug- tola in 60c and $1 bottles, but it is man- afactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on-every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if 'offered. 0 FAIRY TALE That WOODRINffS are closing out their entire stock of- But an Absolute Fact, THIS STYLE HARD WOOD CHAIR AT COST' THIS is an opportunity to buy useful an'd beautiful Christmas presents instead of the fancy and worthless articles many have been buying in former years. Come and have a selection. . . . Furniture Store, Adams Street. CLOSING OUT On account of the dissolution of the firm of NOGKELS & GNAM The entire stock of Clothing and Furnishing Goods will be sold at Reduced Prices, * I &'! T iU/HOLESALE PRICES • WW ^^.^x^^...:..:::.:.:.:^^^ -~H3ress Quods and E have on Hand a large stock of Dress Good?, altogether too /arge to * carry forward \MQ time of our annual invoice, and we must reduce tliis stock. In order to do so we will, during /the month of December, we will close out——— • . • • » * ALL DRESS GOODS AND CLOAKS WE MEAN last'ihl we say PRICES GUARANTEEI AS LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE CITY. A confidence exists between tbe people and this store, born. of an acquaintance and experience of many years of mutual service. We do not intend at this late day to forfeit theponfi- denoe the people have that LUDWIG BROTHERS always protect their customers, and will see that they have the best goods on the market at tho least possible prices. This is Our Great Annual Clearing Sale We Are Clearing Up Our Entire Stock; fha,t we have a Full Stock of MUFFS. also Underwear, Blankets and General Merchandise BOOTS AND SHOES We carry a complete stock and this line being a side issue with us we make at can't be beat. We have a line of Carpets, Rugs and Oil Cloths that we take especial pride in showing, as it is very tull <vnd complete OAU AMD LOOK AT 1WM, 'Everything is included in this Marked-Down Sale. LUDWIG BROS.

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