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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 8, 1890
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THE FARMING WORLD. ANOtHER PQtATO SQRTEH. • A tJSTlne That Is finally Made und Which tVorku iVeil. ' 1ft the Rural of «tuly 28 I noticed 11- lUUtrfctiong of two potato sorters, and .that you would like to have drawings of iiotne-made articles sent in. t do not know that there haa been any special demand in thia region for such an article, but I immediately thought how I •would ppo to work to make one, and 1 send you two rude drawings—see figures i and 2—from which the artist may be able to see what I mean, I would have two wire-covered cylinders, one within the other. The inside one should be of a larger mesh so that nothing: but earth and small potatoes could pass through, and the outside one of such mesh as to allow only the pass- FIG 1—HOME-MADE POTATO SORTER. age of the dirt By the addition of another cylinder, another sorting of potatoes could be made. The inside cylinder should extend about four inches farther than the out,side one, so as to make a more convenient fitting for the Tioxes through which the potatoes would slide. I think such an.arrangement would be much better than either of the sorters illustrated. It would be better than the Hoover sorter, because the dirt would be separated from the small potatoes, and two sort- ings could be made if needed. One ad- .vantage it would have over the Collins sorter would be that there would be more certainty of separating the soil from the small tubers. I should- suppose that in the Collins sorter, if the potatoes were thrown in too fast, the small ones would fall out beyond the lower screen and tumble to the ground. FIG. 2—SIDK VIEW. In the device I have attempted to describe, an arrangement might be made whereby one end of the cylinder could be raised or lowered, making it more or less slanting. If tne dirt clunpf to the ^ potatoes, it would be rolled off if the ; ^"lylinder were nearly level, and if it did ' not «ling the potatoes would pass through much more quickly if the cylinder were quite slanting.—Rural New Yorker. THE TOMATO WORM. •It BBS a Parasitic Enomy That Makes Its Life a Itiirclen. I am frequently asked, says Entomologist Clarence M. Weed, in American Garden, concerning the origin of the ,pecullar egg-like objects often seen on •the backs of tomato worms. These are not eggs, however, but are the cocoons of a little parasitic fly, an enemy of the worm, and they originate as follows: Some fine summer day whea the to- jmato w>rm is enjoying his meal of the leaves ot the fruit of the tomato, a small, black, four-winged fly alights upon his back and deposits beneath his skin by means of a long needle-like instrument called the overpositor, great numbers of minute eggs. In a few weeks these eggs hatch into little leg- Jess grubs which absorb the juices of the worm and develop at his expense. In a few weeks the tomato worm stops feeding—its body being literally full of the grubs. When full grown these grubs bore holes in the back of their ; host and crawl through the skin and escape. As soon as they are on the outside they begin spinning white silken Cocoons, which are the objects frequently mistaken for eggs. Within these .cocoons they change to the pupa state- and in about a fortnight emerge as four, winged flies like the original egg-layer. Tomato worms affected by the para- «ites seldom live to change to their ipupa state, and never, so far as known, complete their transformations. But these little parasites do not always have things entirely to their own liking, for they are themselves subject to the attacks of a still smaller parasite, .which destroys them as they destroy their hosts. These secondary parasites, »s they are called, are quite different ifrom the primary ones, differing both In form and color. This species of primary parasite which attacks the tomato worm is called by entomologists •dpttnttfat oongregatui. It is black, while tfee Be^nAaj-y species may be either yellowish brown or a brilliant bluish green. Any one can get these parasite flies by inclosing some of the cocoons in » box or otber receptacle, The iUrtU and Fruit. Sometimes fto feijds. take a good deal of fruit. As a rule, however, we oa» well afford tofiyt t^em what fruit they will eat, in paymtnj for their work in destroying inssptB, The average bird is the friend of the iruit grower and farmer. But if fpr a^y reason it is desirable to protect fruit from birds, we do not see why the plan adopted by a JJew York fruit gi^we* nj ay not be ree. ommeadeu. Be covered fata, cherry trees With mosquito netting and feels gratified at the result. This ig "bagging" fruit in a sort of wholesale aaya that the covering, years, and while even then 1$ pay ao far as growing Qb.ef?taMe* to- market, it will •httf thfWMM wiy a few OAIRY Dots. &II./DTK your creara with an equal Weight of water, and ydu dan false all the cream in a few hours without th« use of ice. fiRpmiw dead stock terms, the cow will calve in a couple of months, arid hot weekly yield of butter will meet a strong market. IP you have a boy who- must hurry the cows' this hot weather better start him for the ctty on the next train, and begin to make a lawyer or something of thai kind of him. IF you fail to make dairying pay and your neighbor manages to make a little money out of it, see if he doep not own better cows than you do; see if he has not some secret about feeding which you have not "caught on to;" and see if there is not something in his manage* mentthat you might make profitable by adopting. ir is the duty of every creamery patron to deliver good milk in good con dition, gays Mirror and Farmer. Ha should keep his cows healthy and in good flesh, see that they have only wholesome and good milk-producing food, that the milk is drawn and handled in a cleanly manner, and properly aired so that it will not taint TURRE is no sickness or disease of a cow which does not affect the milk, aaya Practical Farmer, and the cow escapes from many dangers by reason of the escape through the milk of injurious matter eaten. Hence the food ot the cow, and the water especially, should be carefully scrutinized and selected, and the animal should be kept in the best of health. OP 155 samples of milk analyzed by the chemist of the State Dairy and Food Commission of Minnesota, say a the Northwestern Agriculturist, seventy-nine per cent, were pure, twenty- two below the standard, seven skimmed and four watered. -Those below the standard and the skimmed and watered constituted twenty-one per cent, of the samples analyzed. SOMETIMES milk has a "cowy" odor and the cause is little understood, says Country Gentleman. Cows drink large quantities of water, and not half of it passes off through the kidneys. When in health and the skin clean by far the largest part finds an outlet through the pores of the skin and takes along with it effete matter and offensive odors which are thrown off through the fine capillaries with the perspiration. Proper action of the skin is as necessary for the purification of the blood as is the healthy action of the lungs. When milk has a "cowy" odor it is certain that the skin is not working right, allowing the impurities -to be thrown back into the blood, whence some of them find their way into the milk, making it smell of the cow. This sug- gQSts that to have pure milk and sweet butter the skin must be kept clean and free from scurf, which fills up the pores; frequent grooming is the easiest way. Clean cows do not give "cowy" milk. For the same reason most people afflicted with diabetes are those who neglect personal cleanliness. Incipient cases of this malady can sometimes be remedied by judicious bathing, and so can offensive odors of the person. WATER CRESS. Something About Tltelr Culture— Placet Best Suitable for Their Growth. The places most suitable for growing water cress are generally flowing rills, with gravelly or chalky bottom, and with from one and one-half to four or flve inches depth of water; and if only muddy bottomed rills are available, the mud should be removed from them and gravel substituted, says Vick's Magazine. The plants are propagated by division of the root; and require to be cleaned, lifted, and replanted twice a year. The plantings and removals should be done in successions during May v and June for affording supplies of salad in August, and during September, October and Np- vember for affording supplies in spring. The plants should be uet in rows, commencing as near as possible to tha sources of the stream; and the rows should be about eighteen inches asunder in shallow rills, and from eighteen inches to seven feet in deeper ones. In every process of cleaning and renewal, all weeds, mud and rubbish should be cleared away; and in the accompanying process of replanting, all the youngest and best rooted cresses should be selected for use, and each returned into tfye stream and retained in its proper place with a stone; and during winter crops in even the shallowest streams should be so managed in the cutting as to impede the current to a sufficient degree to maintain it at a depth of four or five inches, Gatherings from the plants should be done always .by cutting, and never by breaking; and, in a favorable situation, with a good set of plants, may be made as often as once a week. The cuttings should be very close in summer; and after the plants have been cut about three times, they begin to stocki and may thenceforth be, out freely and often. For Forty Fowls. This house is suitable for 40 hens, 20 in each room. It is 36x15 ft, and the rooms are 10x10 ft The nests can to reached from the halls, and the latter can be used for sitters or breeding WRITERS AND WAITINGS. has nine children. Mna. DE MAI*«O, the slater of Robert Louis Stevenson, is a Contributor to the London magazines and one of the wits of the Literafy Ladies' Dinner Club. ABOUT twenty years ago the Japanese author, Kioyte Bakin, completed a novel upon which he had been at work for thirty-eight years. It comprises 106 volumes, and is said to illustrate all classes of Japanese society and life. THE desk at which Oliver Wendell Holmes writes his poems is far from being the ideal escritoire of a poet. It is a very prosaic roll-top desk of polished black walnut, kept with all the neatness and precision of the professional book-keeper. IT is an interesting rather than a surprising fact that Mother Goose was a real person, and not a myth. She lived in Boston, where she married Isaac Goose in 1693, he being a widower with ten children. She soon supplied six more. After they were all able to swim by themselves, she acted as nurse to her grandchildren and furnished T. Fleet, Printer, Pudding Lane, with those popular rhymes which he printed and sold under the title of Mother Goose Melodies for Children. IN view of the great and ever-increasing volume of literature poured out upon the reading public year by year, the Critic Lounger says that "the man who wants to make a fortune beside which the earnings of the Bell Telephone Co. will sink into insignificance, has only to invent a tyipe-readinff machine—and sell it cheap; something that will enable us to read a page in the moment now given to a line, a chapter where we now can compass but a page,and a whole book in the time now do voted to a chapter. Fame, too, as well as boundless wealth, would bo his meed." A "BLOOD- AKD-THUNDEB" story writer says in the Epoch: "I am running three stories in serial form at present. In the last chapters that were published I left my first hero suspended over the brow of a precipice, with the villain just cutting the rope; my second hero had just been dropped into the Atlantic and a monster shark is within ten yards of him, and my third hero was falling from a balloon. Now before next Saturday comes round I have to rescue all three of these fellows from their respective predicaments and leave them again in still more terrible straits. And yet this doesn't count as art. Why, the 'work is hard enough to bankrupt any dozen or dinary imaginations." THERE'S a new newspaper in Kansas called Ham and Eggs. It should never appear oftener than once a week. Published every Fried day probably. THE man who proposed at five o'clock in the morning' did the business in dew time. —Boston Gazette. ALI, disorders caused by a bilious state of the system can be cured by using Carter's Little Liver Pills. No pain, griping or discomfort attending their use. Try them. • ABOUT the first thing that strikes the man whoruns away is the scarcity of places to run to.—Atchison Globe. CURB your cough with Hale's Honey of Horehound and Tar. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. THEIIK is one thing a woman can never do- she can't make a man tell her where he has been.—Atchison Globe. FOR twenty-five cents you can get Carter's Little Liver Pills—the best liver regulator in theworld. Don'tforgetthis. Onepilladose. So LONG as history repeats itself the school-boy need not commit it to memory.— N. O. Picayune. —^ a BRONCHITIS is cured by frequent small doses of Piso's Cure for Consumption. THE MARKETS. NEW LIVE STOCK-Oattle Sheep. Hogs FLOU K-Pair to fancy Minnesota Patents. WHEAT—No. 8 Red No.3Red CORN-NO, a..... > Ungraded Mixed OATS -Mixed Western RYE-Western PORK-Mess.. LARD —Western Steam BUTTER—Western Creamery. CHICAGO. BEEVES—Shipping Steers..,. Cows StoeUers , Feeders.... Butchers' Steers Bulls HOGS—Live SHEEP BUTTER-Oreamery Good to Choice Dairy EGGS—Fresh. BROOM CORN— Hurl.. , Self-working Crooked .. ; POTATOES (per bu)V. PORK-MOBS T LARD—Steam FLOUR—Spring Patents Winter Patents YORK, Oct. 4. $3 121/j© 4 95 4 00 © 5 00 4 20 ® 4 70 8 80 ® 6 So 5 15 @ 6 00 1 Ol%(& 1 OH 87 40 ~@ 48 08 © 71 31 5U @1S 25 6 47!4<<5 6 48 18 <& 33 $335 1 25 3 35 3 00 3 00 300 3 90 300 10 10 © 5 15 *a 9 SO © 2 75 i". 3 15 ® 3 40 (MI 3 50 © 4 65 © 4 00 01 «3 © 10 18 Suiters' Straights ......".".'.'.".'.' "."" GRAIN-Wheat, No. 3 Corn, No. 2 Oats, No.3 Rye, No. 3. 8 45 9C2!/, 6 17'/i 500 4 DO 3 40 450 « SO 1 /, 48 69'/, 75 1850 S3 00 1300 1130 840 800 3 75 8 75 6 30 650 523 400 475 97 48U 33? 60 ©1350 &1450 § 350 3 40 Barley. No. 3 October..,... LUMBER— Siding Flooring Common Boards Fencing , Lath—Dry....'..,. , Shingles... ST. LOUIS. CATTLE-Steers......... ,.... . Stookers and Feeders HOGS-Fuir to Choice Heavy.. Mixed Grades SHEEP.. CATTLE—Prime 400 ft 4 40 Good to Choice Cows 2 SO © 3 00 Good Buyers' Steers. 8 70 ® 4 10 HOGS • "- —' of Ointments for Catarrh l'h»t Contain Mercttfy, aa faercuty will surely de«ti?oy the sense ol sfnell and completely derange the whole system wuen entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be tiged fexcept on prescriptions from reputable -«"-'-ian8, as the damage they will do is ten Wiir"J? 1 ? good y° u can derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by P. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no mercury, and is taken internally and acted!fitly upon the blood and mucous surfaces „. the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Card beaure and get the genuine. It is taken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by P. J, Cheney & Co. Sold by Druggists, price 75c. per bottle. in your place of business when a person wants to borrow money of you, because if you are in you will be out, but if yttu are out you will be in.~Somerville Democrat. -— • • _ Home-8eekerg' Excursions via the Chi. oago, St. Paul & Kansas City B'y. x J? n Tuesdays, September 9 and 33 and October 14, 1890, agents of the Chicago, St Paul and Kansas City Eailway will sel Home-Seekers' Excursion Tickets to prin clpalpoititB in the West, Northwest, South and Southwest at rate of one fare for the round trip, tickets good returning thirty day* from date of sale. For full particu lars call on or address agents of the Chicago St. Paul and Kansas City Railway. THKRE is a strong resemblance between the friend who pats you on the back in a quarrel and the man who says "Sick 'em to a dog in a fight.—Atchtson Globe. •— , CoMMOK sense teach as us that a thorn or splinter in the flesh must bo removed before the part can heal Malaria in the system must be destroyed before health can return. Shallenberger's Antidote for Malaria does this and health returns immedi ately. There is no other known Antidote Sold by druggists, or sent bv mail foront dollar. A. T. Shallenberger & Co., Roches ter, Pa. * WE believe it has never been decided whether railroads can grant a re-bate to fishing excursionists. —Washington Hatchet. Entitled to the B«gt. All are entitled to the best that thei money will buy, so every family should have, at once, a bottle of the best familj remedy, Syrup of Pigs, to cleanse the system when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c am $1.00 bottles by all leading druggists. AFTER all, the only way to profit by th experience of others and avoid their trou bles is to die young.—Atchison Globe. THE very best way to know whether or no Dobbins' Electric Soap ts as good as it is sal to be, is to try it yourself. It can't deceive you. Be sure to get no imitation. There are lots of them. Ask your grocer for jus one bar. TEN POUNDS nr TWO WEEKS THINK OF IT! vri?cer there can be> utthat SCOTT'S EMULSION Cf Pure GodLlver Oil and Hypophosphites Of Lime and Soda 11 .without a rival. Many have gamed a pound a day by the n*e of it. It cures * * i CONSUMPTION, SCROFULA, BRONCHITIS, COUGHS AND COLDS, Af/D ALL FORMS'OF WASTING DISEASES. AS PALATABLE A3 MILK. . He sure yon get the genuine 09 there are \ poor imitations. IMPORTANT NEW DISCOVERY. "VASELINE* Ut Soap Ever Made. 4ruswJst does not keep It. FORWARD 10 CENTS IN STAMPS. «*£• ™v* SggSB^ffCSSUBJJgifPMw^aMggMaaaii PJfllvD C* flu, (SIZED CAKJB CHESEBROWH HAHDFACTDRM CO,, LIFE'S HISTORY . 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We claim it to be lasting in its effects, creating an appetite, purifying the blood, and preventing Bilious, Typhoid and Malarial fevers if taken in time. The time to take it is when you first feel the signs of weariness and weakness. The time to take it, on general principles, is NOW. When yon are addressed M above, your fint im. finite is to look at the driver. It the day be itortt* and the driver!* a wise man. you will mid that hi wears a " Fish Brand Slicker," and he will tell ton that he is as comfortable on the box as his pasun* ter in the cab, and that for his business' this coat is invaluable. When you get once inside a " Fish Brand Slicker," there's no such thing aa weather for you. It doesn't make the smallest difference whether it rains, hails, kleets, snows, or blomu You are absolutely and solidly comfortable. Get one at once. No danger of your not lilting it afterwards. It is a waste of money to bay any other waterproof coat. They are worthless after a few weeks of hard usage. Beware of worthiest imitations, every garment Stamped with the." Fish Brand "Trade Mark. Don't accept any inferior coat when you can have the " Fish Brand Slicker" delivered without extra cost. Particular* ud Uliutrated catalogue free. A. J. TOWER, • Boston, NUM. GRATEFUL—COMFORTING!. EPPS'S COCOA BREAKFAST. "By a thorough knowledge of the natural law*- Wnlcn govern tlie operations of digestion and nn- trltlon, and by a careful application of the On* properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Bpps nasv provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of enou. articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough ti resist every ten- dene/ to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are and a properly nourished frame."—" Civil Senric* Gazette." Made simply with boiling water or milk. Sold only In half-pound tins, by Grocers, labelled thna: JAMES EPPS& CO., Homeopathic Chemists, London, England, COiDHlAD RELIEVES INSTANTLY. I ELY BROTHERS, 66 Warren St. Hew YorK. Price 60 cts.1 WATERPROOF COLLAR OR CUFF BE UP TO THE MARK THAT CAN BE RELIED ON JXTot to SSTot; -to BEARS THIS MARK. TRADE MARK, NEEDS NO LAUNDERING. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT. THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF COLLAR IN THE MARKET. P ISO'S REMEDY FOE CATABEtt-Best. Easiest to use. Cheapest. Belief is immediate. A cure is certain. For Cold in the Head it has no equal. RH Address, E. XTH.AzEi.xrH3, Warren. Pa. A NEW BOOK FROM COVER TO COVER, FDLtY ABREAST WITH THE TIMES. WEBSTER'S INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY 'row' 8 ,^*^ 11 ^ 1181 ujgij^ Editorial work upon this revision hag een In progress for over 10 Vearg. oeeum Not less than One Hundred paid editorial laborers ihave been engaged upon ftT 00 ex » d * was to preparation Dictionftry O, 4fe Of MKBRIAM A CO.. Ptibllgfaera, » . . t Springfield, Mass. V. S. 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Hero is the opportunity of a life time to make money rapidly. W. K. DIBBLKiCO., Pub.., 860ClurkSt.,Chlun. »3-NAME THIS PAMKtf»j tin Jgowrttt. OLD CLAIMS Thousands BimTOHD' under the ITEW Write ' ' BLAB tion. K. B. C « AI.LE & CO., ffHtas Tins FAPIH ofnu tin, remit*

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