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Algona, Iowa
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P ' MILLINERY, Hosiery and Notions, All the Latest Styles in Millinery Goods. Also a new stock of Hosiery, Dolls and Notions. E. Reeve & Co. The Austin House, BANCROFT, IOWA. As good accommodations for the general public as can be found in Bancroft. Commercial Trade Solicited, The Place for the Farmers to Stop. Accommodations for teams. G-. 0. Austin, Prop, ffATTTlflN W> *" Dqujflas Shoes are y**UllUli warranted, and eTery pair has hiHuanio and price stamped on bottom. W. L. DOUGLAS $3 SHOE GENTLEMEN. Fine Calf and lanced Waterproof Grain. The excellence and wearing qualities of this shoe cannot be better showu than by the strong endorsements of Its thousands of coustnut wearers. SfS.OO Genuine Ilnud-sewed, an elegant and 9 stylish dress Shoo which commeuds itself. $4.00 Hand-seivnl Welt. A flue calf Shoe "r unequalled for style nud durability. SO-5O <*oodyear Welt is the standard dress « Shoe, at a popular price. SO.BO Foliceinan'H Shoe is especially adapted ft* lor railroad meu, farmers, etc. All made in Congress, Button and Lace. $3&$2SHOESufD°i!s, hare been most favorably received since introduced nnd the recent improvements make them superior to any shoes sold at these prices. Ask your Dealer, and If he caunot supply you send direct to factory enclosing advertised price, or a postal for order blanks. W. I,. DOCXil.AS, Urockton, Maas. F. B. jStongh, Agent. last Mail T.iue \vltli Vestlbuleft Trains between Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis. Triiiis-Cniitineiital ISotite between Chicago Council uiuirs.Oinahatind the Pacific coast. Crent National Koiite between Chlcaeo Kansas City and St. .Joseph, Mo. 5700 MHOS of lioa.l reachliiK all principal points in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missoiiii anil Dakota. Formaps. time Mble--, rates of passage and FM S ,S?- Ci ' ni)1) ,, 1 r V ., to rha nearest station agent of the Chicago, Milicanhce & Si Paul Railway, or to any railroad agent anywhere. In the World! R- Miller, A, V. H. Carpenter. """•" M '»'A!:..'r. lleu'l Pass, & Ticket AX ro H ' r informntlon lu reference to Lands W " ei1 ,'' y t!le CIII ' ; AOO, MIMVAU- "AM-"'-"' COMPANY, write ' THE CHICAGO AND HORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY. Affords unrivali'il facilities for transit between ho mo* t miportant citi,>., , Ul ,i towns In JlltaS?" Iowa, Wisconsin. Northern Mj c t,, KHn M,, , L. hU1Ul SUU ' ) J se V v ^'-> to Fast Vestibule^ 'Trains Of Dining Oars, Sleeping Oars : & Day Coaches, Itunnmy solid bctuveh'niicauo and St. Paul, Minneapolis, Council Biuffs, Omaha And Denver. Pullman, and Wagner Sleepers CHlCAGOtoSAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO to PORTLAND, Ore. WITHOUT CHANGE. COLONIST SLEEPERS n Chicago to Portland, Orego And San Fraucisco. Free Reclining Chair Cars CHICAGO To DENVER, COL. Via Council mull's and Omaha. ...v apply ., <>!'trains, tk-kets and all Information Station Aleuts of the Chuaiio & North p" \* ^^vri 1141 Passenger W. ft Newman, j. M. Whitman, Third Vlce-Prest. Gen'IMauager, W. A. THRALL. (Jen'I. Pass. & Tick. Agt. Teacher's Reports AT lifil'UJiLICAN OFFICE. Farm and Stock-Yard. JAMKS WILSON, Editor. (Ideas ate solicited from our farmer readers. Queries will he answered. Address to the Editor, .1 nines Wilson, Traer, Iowa,} ALGONA, IOWA, Nov. 19, 1890. In sending ideas or questions for this department bo brief. Secretary Rusk promises the markets of the world for our hog products soon. Acts of Congress bring this about. We notice sales of land in Scotland where the purchase money equals thirty years' rents. Our lands sell for about half that. Cheaper money will raise the price. Most corn crops are disappointing. Economy is imperative. Efforts are being made to give the impression that the crop is better than it is. Visit the buskers and see. The "corn stalk disease" has begun again, "germs" that multiply and kill a cow in a few hours or minutes, Avoid too much and too dry feed and never mind the "germs." Awards for butter at the British Dairy Association's lete meeting at Islington, the prizes are first for butter from sweet cream, butter the same, slightly salted, and lastly for cured butter. Remember, a mild fall saves feed. If you are holding for famine prices, they may not come. Be content with big prices. Our State can give us pleasant falls and follow them with very pleasant winters. The Mark Lane Express urges more stringent legislation against the importation of live cattle into Great Britain. It is fortunate for us that our home market is overtaking beef production, and the time will come when we will have none to sell, as it is with regard to other farm products. We have enjoyed delightful fall weather for fall work,only it has been too dry much of the time for plowing. There will be no excuse for not preparing for winter. With dearer grain, it is wise to get as comfortable quarters as possible for all our animals. It will pay to build and baton and chink. The drouth will make water scarce on many farms. We tile drained some sloughs this fall to be sure of water in a field that we desired to pasture late. Tile chains run in the late fall and winter that are not reliable in summer. Iowa has millions in water works on farms that arc of no use. The deep water levels must be reached. We have no doubt about our country producing its own sugar from beets as soon as people will plant them, hand thin them, cultivate, them, feed them to milk cowVlu connection v!* su g a v making from them, bill tile big Wages that people expect for every hand's turn can not be paid for weeding and thinning. Dear labor is the thing in the way. Where help can be had that would rather earn moderate wages than go half clad and half hungry then we will have plenty of home made sugar. X Big wages can not be paid in the beet fleld. I .. ... ..-.-.—.,..-—.... i . . ,m One thing must be remembered aside from all theorizing, that is, steady, per- sistant application on the farm. The farmer must see to the details—the little things. All fine productions are the result of infinite care Low-priced goods pay nobody. The markets are crowded with them from all directions. Read of the staples in our great markets and see the difference between the prime and the poor in all countries. A score make butter or bc-ef, or raise horses, or other fine stock. One excels, and it pays, the nineteen refuse attention and fail. According Jo the statement of the pro- TessorofTTgrictiHure a-trATnes,ln theHome stead the college dairy department is in no better shape than the average farm where cheap grease is made. Speaking of raising cream the professor says: "We have no water to begin with, and no ice nor ice house and no cellar in which to keep milk cool. When there is enough of water in the college spring so that the farm department can have it, it has to stand in a small open tank before it is 'used, and gets too warm for the purpose of cooling milk." We are surprised. In looking ahead to estimate the increase in demand for Iowa farm products, depend upon the growth of the home markets for one year being worth more than the prospects of all of South America's markets for a decade. The demand in the lower half of our hemisphere for products that will pay us to sell will not come until they diversify their home industries and have money to buy with. They are poor down there, and live on cheap grains, cheap Vegetables, mostly grown without much labor. Another 2,000,000 every year at home eating dearer meats, grains, fruits and vegetables will tell. Not an animal can now go from the United States nor conre into it without a certificate of soundness. 'Our export animals, where they land in foreign coun. tries, are not only inspected by the veterinarians abroad, but also by delegated veterinarians from out country, so that calling bad names will no longer suffice to discredit our stock unless the facts justify. Secretary Rusk is now the representative of the American farmets and speaks with authority backed with power. No better step was ever taken la the interests of agriculture than the estab- -Secretary -ctf When lighter jobs are out of the way we want to set Jeremiah on theChicago problem and see if the tolls taken there can not be lightened. It will be a task to challenge the power of a flatten. But some day when it will be discovered that the meat combines have BO ruined pro* duction as to refuse food to every class, at fair rates, the storm will break and a way will be found to choke off the several dens of thieves that plunder meat producers and consumers. The storm is gathering head. When the assessor comes round he- lists personal property owned on the first of January; We have known many a farmer to sell so as to avoid paying taxes on a lot of cattle or hogs. This 5s simply a business proposition. The farmer is entirely justified lu doing so if somebody thinks he can make money by buying the stock and paying tl»; taxes. But consider well what a farmer can afford to sacrifice on his property. Iowa taxes are about two cents on the dollar for county and township purposes. The tax on an average steer is not over fifty cents. It will never pay to sell for the sole purpose of avoiding that. Well! the politicians—poor fellows— have had a drouthy time of it as well as the farmers. Crops at election thresh out poorly, The early promises failed. Dreams of glory are riddled like a worm- eaten cabbage. There will be a kind of second crop of humility. Sour grapes will bear a late crop. Fellows active last summer will swear off and be out of poli rics. The sucsessful will buy plug hats- big size—give liberally to the poor, approve the people's verdict, -put bay win dows on their houses, consult the looking glass, recollect prophesies concerning themselves and marble halls, float along awhile and go under like the rest. This is weaning time for calves. Black leg sometimes develops when calves are taken from their dams. Bleeding is always a preventive. The change from milk and green grass to hay and grain is violent. Bran, roots and oil meal are good. Young things do better on corn meal than ear or shelled corn, and cut feed is still better. Calves should have a comfortable place. It is far easier to keep on the calf fat than to replace it, in fact the fat calf shape once lost, can never be replaced, Lumber is cheaper than oats or corn this winter. The north wind is a heavy feeder. Peed the calf in view of what you want of it. If it is beef, push it, If it is a milk cow, thrift will do. Remember exclusive corn feeding gives fat, but little more. Good oats is a complete ration for growth. If scours intervene, feed less. The meals mixed with hay fed judiciously never scour. Too much corn or corn meal will. All roots are good for calves. We can grow potatoes or mangolds for them profitably. The tariff act will be the law of the land fov some time, sufficiently before it Vili be repealed or modified to ascertain whether its friends or enemies are right regarding its wisdom. The effect of each of its features will be carefully observed, and we will see wliether it diversifies industry in new directions, or only adds burdens unnecessarily. It is the most comprehensive commercial measure ever passed by an American Congress, It is very far reaching. It has been vigorously attacked by low tariff men and free trad"- ers, and earnestly supported by protectionists. The next Presidential election will be fought over its schedules. Farmers, who are now a power in the land.can by that time by studying its workings be prepared to vote intelligently on its provisions. Farmers can also by that time determine whether protection for what they produce has helped them, and whether the factory schedules have materially increased the home market by adding to the population that does not produce food. We think the act has had much to do in the late political change The late day of its approval did not give time for its complete analysis. The tm- pression that the East had the best of it lost much to its friends. We will live and learn the truth or missaprehensjon. Mr. J. R. Letts, of Webster City, contributes the following items in good taste and time: Naval hernia, that kills its hundreds of sow pigs, can be easily cured. Lay the pig on its back, return carefully all entrails, with a small, strong, hard-twisted cord encircle all of the enlargement close up to the belly and tight enough to stop circulation, leave it corded. In a few days the protrusion will drop off and a cure is performed. Seed of the common sorghum when ripe enough to yield the best returns of syrup, if saved and threshed the same as other grains, makes a finer and more desirable cake than buckwheat. I threshed ten bushels from half an acre and got 90 gallons of seed, heavy as good wheat. Sow tame grass by the sides of the highway through your farm. Cut the weeds one or two years and sec if you don't feel well paid for your expense and trouble. No farmer can afford to let his costly machinery stand exposed to the elements. Those iron weeds that escaped the plow in the corn field and are now higher than the corn, if pulled while husking, the time will not be noticed, and they will surely be exterminated, as you will see. Their roots are fresh and vigorous, ready for a healthy, strong growth next season. The winter will put an end to them. Try it and report. FKEO GOOD .STOCK. JnSt as certain as cause produces effect will the present throwing away of your ^cattle and bogs bring about corresponding scarcity, The careful farmer who •holds em the "even tenor of his way" and feeds as usual what surplus stock be lias to feed will be well paid for his work and *OT tie grata. Mawy etwee are rating to scare people and Induce them to ptepafe fewer cattle *ttd hogs for the spring market. Grata if hfghef, bat feed* ing is almost abandoned In many localities. Farmers who know how to feed economically and have good stock should do some of it. The margin is to be a Wide one. We advise this instead of throwing away good young steers at present prices. The drouth of the past season is operating to send many cattle and thin hogs to market, and the disposition seems to be to get rid of them at any price. The desert, that moved back east 100 miles, Is driving out many head and the grass belt has no corn to fatten them with. It may be safely concluded that corn will not be bought so freely by the glucose works, starch works and alcohol works, and so fewer cattle will be fed at such places, We do not advise the feeding of ill-bred cattle. That is only safe with cheap corn, but people will want beef next spring and summer. The Homestead estimates the corn crop 800,000,000 bushels short and that amount of old corn on hand. KtlTUKE HOMK MAMKKT8. Now that the campaign is past and suspicion does not attach to paragraphs that hail better prospects for the farmer through the tariff act, we think the American farmers will get great good in various directions. The sugar bounty will stimulate beet production and that w.ill detach from grain raising a large number of farmers, who will eventually give us . sugar at cost, as corn is sold. Horse breeding will have some encouragement and our farmers will get what the home market affords and eventually ship abroad. The poultry interest will be more remunerative for a time, till competition brings down prices, as it will, but then we will save money now paid out. Barley raising will be encouraged. We can grow fine barley in the dry latitudes, enough for home uses. The duty on meats is doubled. But for this we might look for beef from South America. We get the hides free. Let the carcasses go elsewhere. Before another tariff bill is enacted we may need protection on wheat. Observe that the shortage on wheat this year is all in the United States. The oulside world has about the same as before. We are supposed to have 10,000,000 bushels to spare. The increase of one year in population will square that. Old countries do not sell wheat where the3' have a surplus only, but where they must, from poverty. India grows a bushel to an individual and sells 40,000,000 bushels. We will very soon use all our corn at home. We do so very nearly now. Grains can be raised here in larger volume, if it pays to do it. Sheep cannot come here now on equal terms with ours. That will induce breeding and feeding and improving. We admit that better prices will stimulate production and perhaps reduce prices again, but supply and demand will then operate independent of outside nations and large sums will be kept at home. Besides, we can estimate what will be marketed when the United States only supplies. I'UKSEKVE YOUR ACHES. The people of the United States learned one lesson effectually this season. They know the difference between land in the grass and corn belt outside of it. The people in this belt are learning now, and will take lessons for many years to come respecting the methods for keeping good the land in the favored region. These lauds must be maintained from within and of themselves. Agricultural literature, as we have it in our libraries, tells us very little of this. The old world farmer, the eastern farmer and the southern farmer depend upon something being brought from outside to fertilize their acres. Read British and other foreign journals and you will discover that rations for feeding stock to make beef and dairy products all have oil cake from our belt or cotton seed cake from the Southern States. They fertilize with guano from South America and phosphates from many lands. The Eastern States of our republic do the same, though not so intelligently. Our soil, then, is a vast reservoir from which the farmers of the world draw rich grains so as to make prime products and have rich manures left to keep good their soils. The amounts we export measure the good those countries and States draw from us and the amounts wo lose. In considering this subject — for a few men do consider it— the first recuperative thought of, is the clover plant. Dr. Wallace is making a study of the offices of this plant and promises us a treatise on the subject. It is being ascertained that many farmers have already reached the end of their tether, as far as reducing their soils below profitable production is concerned. Those robbers cry out. Clover is suggested. Commercial manures are entirely out of the question. ^.Clover would enable a good farmer to redeem those soils. But will it in the hands of its destroyers? Those gentlemen must learn that clover with grain selling] or hog raising exclusively will only lash (the exhausted soils to renewed efforts. Good crops will be grown for a time, but if nothing is returned to the soil, utter exhaustion .will surely follow. Redemption then can only come by nature's processes and & he works slowly. Clover is a convenient auxiliary in the hands of a goo4 farmer. Our people must adopt a wueh wore comprehensive plan of said preservation and redemption than reliance Oft any one crop. Let us stop the bolstering up of the foreign farm. Let iw feejji fjl grains produced and return tbe»*fi$!$bey hav$ performed their offices Uacfc tft&e fields. fertility as m dan. This Is tt» be considered when low prices tempt farmers to abandon some of the stock departments of the f at ffii Ill-bred cattle do not pay and are being sacrificed by the tens of thousands. What then? Where they have been, gfftia may be grown by pldw- ing up the pastures for a few years. Poverty follows; What next? Get stock again and drift into poverty, fhe very first consideration is the farm and its fertility. Foreign farmers who know this well, in depressed times, will feed all winter for the manure alone. This applied wisely and well sustains the land Where it is put for the rotation term. On our farms grazing stock, that should get grass nine months in the year, improves the pastures if they are Intelligently managed. Our farms that have most grass growing and least grain becomes richest and ready to grow anything. Our lands that are most under cultivation in crops of any kind become poorer soonest. The presence of ruminants is imperative, if our acres are to remain good, Our people are so accustomed to abundance in the great, fertile corn belt that many turn a deaf ear to tales of possible sterility. We hatf a taste of it some years ago, when people would grow nothing but wheat, That was a hint. Corn and oats and barley and hay grown for sale Will reach the same goal as wheat did. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. SPAYING HEIFERS. WEBSTER CITY, Iowa, Oct. 20.—When is the best time to spay heifers? And where can I find a man who knows how to successfully perform the operation? Can cows be spayed after once coming in? As this is a matter that will soon be of interest to many brother farmers in this neighborhood I desire such information as you can give me in relation to the spaying of cows and heifers. J. H. YUNGOLAS. The best time to spay is in the spring when grass has physicked out the system, before hot weather comes. Cows can be spayed at any age and it is frequently done to avoid pregnancy where calves are not wanted, particularly in the eastern states. Cows as well as ' heifers fatten better after being spayed, We wrote up this subject fully a few weeks ago, advising farmers to raise the value of young heifers designed for beef by spaying, as they sell about as well as steers if fed as well. As regards the operator, get a veterinarian who knows what he is doing and care for the stock afterward as he suggests. Homo seekers will find the last of Free Lanfls, New Towns 1100 or inore.along tlie Great Nor- H tr.ern Jtailway line. Business I chances. Write F. I. Whitney. I b . t- Pa SJ' Mi ""-. for books, maps, I etc, Write now. Settlers on free Government land along the Great Northern By. line in North Dakota and Montana gets low rates and flue markets for products, Low Rates ( Finest resorts in America along Great Northern By. line in Minnesota, Dakota and Montana. Best climate for health seekers. Montana produces the linest Horses and Cattle. Free ranges yet in Mouse, Milk and Sun river B valleys and Sweet Grass Hills, fl Dnnnon IlUlhDS, Benin Wealth, In Montana. Free Lands, New 'lowns, New Hallways. Mew Mines, Low Bates. Largest area of good vacant land. Sweet Grass Hills, Milk and Sun Bivcy valleys, Montana, readied only by the Great Northern Bail- way Line. The Stock Kaiser's paradise. Sheep. Gold, COAL, The regions tributary to Great Norchern Hallway Line in Montana produce all the precious and baser metals. New towns and railways are being built. Go to the Great Reservation of I Montana and get a good free I homestead. 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The question In England is no longer "Who eads an American book?" but "Who does not ee the American magazines?" A few years ago The Century about doubled ts circulation with the famous War Papers, by Jeneral Grant and others, adding many more eaders later with the Lincoln History and Cennan' thrilling articles on the Siberian Exile System, One groat feature of 1801 Is to be "TUB OOLD HUNTERS OS 1 CALIFORNIA," describing that remarkable movement to the gold fields In '40, In a scries of richly illustrated articles written by survivors, including the nar- atlves of men who went to California by the dlf- erent routes, accounts of the gold discoveries, Ife In the mines, the work of the vigilance ommittees (by the chairman of the coinmlt- ees) etc. General Freemont's last writing was done for this series, In November appears the opening article, "The First Emigrant Train to Jalifotnla,"—crossing the llockles in 1841—by General BIdwell, a pioneer of pioneers. Thous- mds of American families who hart son>e rela- ivo or friend among "The Argonauts of'49" vill bo interested in these papers. 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HAUPRB'S WEEKLY haa never failed to justi-- y its title as a " of Civilization," and it las done so with a constant regard to enlarged lossibilities o£ usefulness and a higher standard of artistic and literary excellence. It leaves, untouched no important phase of the world's- progress, and presents a record, equally trust-- vorthy and interesting, of the notable events,. iersons, and achievements of our time. Special supplements will be continued in 1891.- They will be literary, scientific, artistic, his- orical, critical, topographical, or descriptive,. %s occasion may demand, and wlM- continue to eserve the hearty commendattaa which has- jeen bestowed on past issues by ihe press and he public. As a family Journal, HABPER'S VKKKLV will, as heretofore, be edited with a triet regard for the qualities that make it a afe and welcome visitor to every home. HARPER'S PERIODICALS Per Year: HARPER'S MAGAZINE §400 HARPER'S WEEKLY 4oo> H/UiPER'S BAZAR 4 00» HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE 2'00- Pustaoe free to all Subscribers fit tlie United. States, Canada and Mexico. The Volumes of the WEEKLY begin with he flrst number for January of each year. When no time is speciiled, subscriptions- vill begin with the Number curren at the time- f receipt of prdw. Bound Volumes of HAIU-EU'B WEEKLY for hree years back, in neat cloth binding, will be iuntby mall, post-paid, or by express, free off.' expense (provided the freight does not exceed per volume,) for §7.00 per volume. Remittances should be made by post office noney order or draft, to avoid chance of loss. Ntuvpapem arc not, to copy this advertisement vlthmt the exj>regs ureter of HAUPEII fie Bito's. Address : HARPER & BROTHERS, New York. AT' in HEAT SALE OF SHOUT HORNS WILLOWKDOIS. The largest from one herd ever held Northwestern Iowa. So much of my time being employed. in matters outside of my farm life, making it impossible to give the necessary attention to my largo herd—now over 300- head—I have concluded to offer at public sale a large part of it, at least 150 head of' good practical cattle. 85 to 50 bulls, low built, stocky fellows. 100 or more females. All old enough, will* either have a calf at side or be in calf. There has never been a time since the "Short Horn" came to Iowa when farmers could get good serviceable animals to- start a herd as cheaply as now, and there never was a time when it was so imperatively necessary to raise nothing but good itock. My herd is all now on grass and will remain so until day of- sale" except a few bulls. They are fed no grain, and will be sold right from grass... No pampering or stuffing for sale. Sale to commence promptly at 13 o'clock noon, Tuesilayi Nov. 25, and continue, if found neoesaaryi two days. Colfee, roast pig, etc. etc., each day before sale, Terms of sale. On good paper ona year without interest if paid when due, B per cent, from date if not so paid. 6 percent, discount for cash. 5-7 L. S. OOJ?FJ», Ft. Dodge, &•

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