The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 17, 1890 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 17, 1890
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MILLINERY, Hosiery and Notions. Farm and Stock-YaM. JAMES WltSOlT, (Ideas are solicited from our farmer readers. Juevles will be answered. Address to the -Editor, James Wilson, Truer, low»j All the Latest Styles ini Millinery Goods. Also a new stock of Hosiery, Dolls and Notions. ALGONA, IOWA, Dec. 17, SE. Reeve & Co. Thaonata who. continue to delude people in the American desert by hopes of irrigation are only respectable swio- •oilers. The future may discover ways of tutulteing dry sand. Tbe present can not. 0. -IE. Albrook, of Eldora, has patented prairie grass. He za ST.l.ou.'S.wrj. LOUIS LESSING, . ^TL^NTA. G& -~=-^. CAl ". -_ n ALLAS.TEX. ALCONA. Shoes • ^ ts •»'»« • •u.Mauut.^iiy u.uu u v cry* lias Mis nmiic ipml price stamped on bottomT W. IA. Douglas warranted, and are every pair DOUGLAS FOR GENTLEMEN. Fine Ciilf ami Laced Waterproof Grain. The excellence and wearing qualities of this shoe cannot be bettor shown than by the strons endorsements of Ha thousands of constant wearers. . Se.OO Genuine Ilnnil-srvred, an elegant and *» stylish dress Shoe which commends Itself. £,£.00 Hand-Hewed Welt. A fine calf Shoe SO. ** . calf Shoe _ unequalled f or style and durability. 5O.5O Goodyear Welt, is the standard dress *» Shoe, at a popular price. . SO Foliceiniin'H Shoe is especially adapted tor railroad men, farmers, etc. All made in Congress, Hutton and Lace. - i-A F D°lls, have been most favorably received since introduced ana the recent improvements make them superior to any shoes sold nt these prices. ' Ast your Dealer, and if he cannot supply you send direct to factory enclosing advertised pric postal for order blanks. binding twine from will have plenty of encouragement to mafee twine;from flnx fiber now. Sow three bushels an acre, pull and prepare it as for coarse;linen. But first go and learn the business. Iowa will grow the flax. Railway rates in England and Wales are over five cents per ton per mile on dressed meats, and the people are trying to get tbem reduced. From Cardiff to London the rale is thirty-five British shilling a ton, or about $8.50. The distance is 162 miles, from Bristol to London, a distance of 118 miles, the rate is four cents per ton per mile. Those are pretty stiff rates. The prospective -high prices for choice beef and prospective low prices for bulls will result in ihe free use of the knife among young thoroughbreds. A well bred Jot of young bulls will pay about as well for choice beef as if sold at prices current. Steers made -of thoroughbreds make fine beeves. Nonsuch, the champ ion at Chicago, was a thoroughbred, and for beef would have sold for $120, or probably more. This at three years old pays about as well as re-cording, advertising and fussing with young bulls. But its effect. ' The finest cheese makers of Great Britain are pupils of cheese-making schools. The criticisms on the winning ton of cheese at the Kilmarmeck fair arc the same as those on defective cheese by Hoard's Dairyman—the curd too long in the whey. Those who do not learn the advanced lessons taught at the dairy schools drop behind in competition. Science and the practical must be combined. Our Iowa dairymen are sensible iu asking that our agricultural collega es tablish a dairy school. We hope they will get it—a good, well equipped school where the best dairymen in the land, practical and scientific, preside. price, or a W. I,. 1>OUGI,AS, Brockton, Mass. F. S. Stough, Agent. Vast St:ul Uiifi \vith Vestlbuled Trains be twcen Olmmjjo, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis. Trans-fontinejiini liotito iieiweeu Chicago, Council Hliil)s,Oiiia!i;taiul the Pacific coast. Orent Xniioiial 3:<>ul<> bctwoou Chicago Kansas City and St. .Joseph, Mo. 570O Miles <>i r Koucl reacliiiiK all principal points in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota. Iowa, Missoml and Dakota. For maps, time tables, rates of passage and oirrnt* or/t »it»ti1«r ¥i\ tlm .. n .... *. _i.._ j.; „rr * freight, etc., apply to the of the CJiteoff! •*" nearest station agent .. . Milwaukee <£ St Paul Railway, or to any railroad agent anywhere in the World. R. Miller, Gfin'l A. V, H. Carpenter, Uen'l Pass. & Ticket A't, r information in reference to Lands ana towns owned hy the CHICAGO, MILWAU- KJEE& ST. I'AUL RAILWAY COMPANY, write to H. (T. HAINAN. Land Commissioner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Teacher's Reports AT REPUBLICAN OFFICE. Scio BY FU.-KITURE, ' 9 ARPET S\YGEP*B Co. '£ 83.00 4 V CARPET AND HARDWARE '.'ILL B6 SENT BY BIS- GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. The director of the Kansas experi meutal station is reported to have said that eorn to he of any use for fodder must be cut^reen, uncl that if cut green it great'y injures the grain;that corn must be grown for grain or for fodder. Tina is scientific no»«ense. After the grain is dented and hard and safe and sonnd, and is all it will make there are still ten days to cut fodder before the stalk loses its greenness. The busk will be ripe out side, the tassel will be ripe, but the leaves ncd stalk will be green and make Ratable fodr'*'' WAI.— . ; u •• ••-•"" iuu '.or. ,. „ .uaye cut fotiuer too uiany years to absorb any such new fangled ideas as that. If the corn is cut before the grain is ripe of course it will shrink, but there is no need of that. He says to have real value it must be cut green. Agreed, but before the stalk and leaves are ripe tbe grain is. If he will visit a corn field at ripening time he will see the husk ripen first, then tbe bottom leaves, then the stalk. Boys, learn to do something that some body wants done. The West is rearing a class of good for-notbing fellows who live off their folks until they grow up, when they grow whiskers and pass for men. But sad to tell, they feel like gentlemen without any of the prerequis ites. Our age looks for sterling worth. It demands ability to help along something, to dig a well, to grow a crop, to shoe a Lorse, to build a barn, to make a shoe, to draw a will, anything that is well done. We have a lot of fellows who peddle books and teach school, but can't work. If they find an employer he has to pay too much, and promptly gets rid of them. They hunt and shoot nothing—nothing to shoot. They put on airs, talk big, and eventually become splendid nothings. Learn trades, boys. America is developing and mechanics will be wanted, but such as did chores when boys, such as never were idle, and such as were industrious. The idle fellows will come to want, surely. When farmers in their organized form pass resolutions it should only be after mature deliberation. The National Grange favors "loaning government money to the people on lands or good securities." Where will it be got? The government can only get money by du ties on external and internal commerce. That is all needed to run the government and pay pensions. More money can be had by extending taxation on internal commerce, but the people generally would not consent to it. No party in charge of federal affairs dare do that. The South American republics borrowed money on land and now can not pay the intrest on tbe loans. Our government should do nothing for the people that they can do for themselves. If we were to have a permanent surplus, that might be loaned to the people, but the repeal of the sugar income will a surplus in future. Besides, if money were loaned below current rates every body would want it and that would mean a shifting of creditors so extensive that the govern ment would do all the business now done by the owners of all the cash capital in the nation. What is the use of making people laugh at the wildness of such resolutions? All the farmer wants is equality under the laws, punishment of .commercial pluadefcsrs find true Inform fttion .regarding what is ^ w ing an •moving. ._ • ; The aenool primers, first, second third and fourth readers should have lessons for young beginners taken from politica life. It is necessary that every American should be a politician. He is responsible for .the republic as far M his vote goes, and must act intelligently. But usefulness in life docs not depend oa anything more polHically. Far too many of our people have an eye on political prefer ment. The tendency of the times is entirely too much in the direction of glory in politics. With four year's lease only eight men can represent a district in congress or the state legislature in a generation, and they are seldom our strongest, most valuable, aggressive men. They are but available men. They have money to pay the expenses demanded, they have no aggressive records. They are good fellows and run well. These are the pro requisites. Men of pronounced independence and determination to act as they ore impressed have short political lives. Our Napoleons of the press, the bar, the farm, the commerce, would make the proper sort of representatives, but they will not stop. Put into the children's text books the slaughter in conventions and at the polls of the men in our day who fell in pursuit of political glory. Pamllel their liyes with successful men in all the vocations of life. The people must be served. Service should follow selections, not importunity. How many disappointed men missed the presidency! How many have had their lives embitter ed by missing congress, the legislature, the board of supervisors, the trusteeship or a constableship. No good business man, or farmer, or mechanic, or lawyer with a good practice can afford to abnn don affairs and work for any office. Tlie expenses of all of them eat up the salaries. In the good time coming the people will look about, then make selections of servants and see to it that they get the votes of those in sympathy with them without the expense ef runners, strikers or peddlers. Then success or defeat will be matters settled by the weight of pub lie opinion. No heart burnings will follow. Then we expect public servants to reflect the views of those who elected them instead of the lobby or the trust or combine. getting poof6?. fie milks few e0ws, feeds few or no steers, keeps fib sheep, only hogs, hdgs, hogs. Nature rebels and the hogs die, or markets rebel and they do not pay, The world pays well for first rate mutton, butter and horses, and while we sell sixteen per csnt. of our hog products, we buy nearly half of our wool and woolens. We sell scarcely any butter or cheese and no horses. Exclusive hog raising and corn growing to feed them will stop wherever It is exclusively fol lowed, and departmental farming will take its place. Horses, cows and tnut ton sheep can be profitably substituted for a part of the hog industry. There is place on the farm for the hog and be should be confined to it. When we have a dairy ou every quarter section, there will be milk for a reasonable nnmber of hogs. Potatoes and oats and barley and rye can be grown to rear the pig on until he grows, and then he can be finished on corn. Hog farming is away down near tlie bottom of the business. It is ruin to the soil, it is bad for the farmer, it is un healthy for the hog. It never should be a leading feature. The cow should lead, the horse and sheep should follow and the hog should be incidental. Wo would not be without hogs. We will not let them overrun everything. It loses in the ongrun. The price of money is going down stead lly. It was three per cent, a month thMp.flve years ago. it is six per cent, per afinurn now. It Is competing for the remaining Eastern loans. It will still a* cumulate and go lower. Still the richest farming locality w m accumulate-the great grass and Corn belt of the Republic. Our farmers have now nearly all the improvements that are necessary. Stock needs improvement very much, but that requires skill and enterprise more than capital. What will pe done with steadily increasing capital of Iowa? Orange groves, and town sites, and good cheap lands and room in town, and railway building, for iu vestment, are things of files ami mitt at . ' water drank, Ve^Sta* V^^^^SSmSSKS lion, dla' and all sh'edi Thii A m PIII i M THS' or u.u.w. a ae- SELLING RAW MATEUIA1.. When products become cheap the markets for them are large. 700 stock caUle were shipped, recently, to Schleswig, Holstein. It would be interesting to fol low and see what is done with them. A ship load of corn, or oil cake, or cotton seed cake, or wheat bran will follow them. The thrifty German' will put the American cattle and American feed together and get a profit. The man who sold the cattle will look upon this as a hard world. He is ready to vote for very stringent resolutions condemning almost anything. He will change his party afflili aliens and economize on his wife's pin money. The men w!io sell the feed to follow these thin cattle will favor any kind of a change in government. They will be hard up, and cannot be otherwise. They will join the most radical wing of the farmers' organization, and if they met practical men who fed what they grew, it would be their salvation. Beef exports are well worth studying. Every shipment of this kind robs both the farmer and his acres. The short sighted wights who sell raw products to go thousands of miles to be used in making high priced beef and other things.need school ing. The mystery is slow to reach them. Few such men are trained farmers, like the Germans who buy of them. They can not be readers, of good farm papers. Our Alliances should see to it that suicidal sales are explained, the losses to the seller pointed out, the drain on the land that grows grain for Europe, demonstrated. Europeans sell us the products of skill— we sell raw material. The 700 cattle and the ship load of feed furnished them are paid for through the clearing houses by exchange, on Americans representing woolen goods, silks, laces, cassimeres, wines and the like. Europe thrives over the bargain—America grows poorer. We earnestly urge our people to imitate the German feeder. It is too true that the cattle combine is discouraging all enterprise in those lines, but some way will be found to choke off Chicago cormorants. If there is no other way, that very question will turn political battles yet. THE HOG. The prices are very low. Cholera is raging. Thousands go to market prematurely because of dear grain and thousands because disease is in the neighborhood. So down go the prices. We seriously think that the western farmer has overdone hog raising. There ia a story told of a western farmer who werked hard to raise corn to feed hogs to buv land to raise more corn on to feed more hogs. liaising corn to feed hogs has paid when bogs were healthy and sold well. This specialty followed after wheat raising and gave the land a change. You do not rob land so fast with corn as with wheat, but you rob it. Our people have improved hogs to the highest pitch of perfection. They are corn hogs, neat, fine bones and weak constitutions. They have not the stamina of the old-fashioned racer. They mature earlier, fill the 100 points nearer, but they die off by the drove eyery so often. The hog department of our farms need reforming. We keep entirely too many, The average quarter-section farmer breeds hogs, feeds and is crowded with hogs to the exclusion of most all other farm departments. JJc wastes corn fodder and straw and giows I sUad depositiog ia saving corn for his hogs. His farm is ANOTHKU TUUST. A movement is iu progress to take al! he hogs to Chicago to be packed. The meat trust and inter-state commerce commission co operate to bring it about, lailways, if let alone, would not do it. This will likely result in about as complete control there of hogs as the beef combine men have of cattle. The decision to require hogs to be hauled at as low rates as the product, or less, is the meth od, or theory that live hogs are not so valuable as their packed product. Let us see. No part of a hog is waste. All parts are utilized. The dressed parts re dueed to the different commercial items weigh nearly as much as the live hog. The small per cent, of loss added to the cost of reduction is to be set against the inconvenience to the railway of transporting the live animal. In making rates the carrier must consider car space, bulk of product, value, weight, risk, time and speed. All these factors figure in carrying live hogs and dead product. We can see at a glance that a train of live hogs has not near the amount of weight that an equal number of cars would carry of dead ones. The live hogs must go quickly, adding to the cost of transportation. The train must go, loaded or half loaded. The risk is much greater. The bulk and life limits the weight. A car of dead product can go in any traio.or any schedule of time. The railways are apt to charge more for the live animal. Besides, public policy requires choice of markets for producers and the segregation of population. Chicago is now a menace to the natural development of the States of the Northwest. Cedar Rapids, Marshaltown, DesMoines, Iowa City and other Iowa towns should pack Iowa hogs, and it is the middleman climax of outrage that a few packers in Chicago continue to prevent or threaten it, They demand the packing of all the hogs and are able to control the federal commission. If the railways would take the farmers' side oftener, short work would be made of the commission. Let present Chicago tendencies grow a little longer, and they will get such an airing as the right or wrong of the tariff act never had. Their stock yard outrages, their bogus butter, their adulterated lard, their beef trusts, their pork trusts, their foreign bureau, their exclusiveness as a billing point, their tolls, their newspaper postage and their cheek will make apt texts for the organ ized farmers of the northwest. Chicago is the Ninevah of the day, and more than one Jonah, all willing to preach, will be after it directly. It is not long since trust capital there was compelled to scatter on account of the dread of outraged labor, They have forgotten that, and want all the factories of the Mississippi Valley aggregated there again. Verily ours is a patient people. The most imperative want of the Northwest is a way around Chicago. The curse of the republic is in her large, vicious, grasping cities, and the safeguards, the country town and rural population. The latter element must curb the rapacity of the former. DIVERSIFYING IOWA INBUSTKIES. The speculative period in wild lands, town sites, railroad bed construction, wild cattle and big interest must entirely cease before men who make money in Iowa will use it to diversify home industries. We have lived in one county in Iowa for thirty five years, and have seen men make money from trade with products of a rich soil and gather it up and go away to wider fields, to Chicago, to Minneapolis, to Des Moines, and to Cedar Rapids. They succeeded or not, as they had ability. We have seen others make money and without leaving themselves, invest in town sites wherever the boom happened to be, in wild lands wherever they are the cheapest, in banks out west somewhere, etc. The rich lands of Tama county have yielded of a previous generation, to build houses, towns, cities, to take up most of the Eastern mortgages, and still the soil yields a surplus. Money never was made as fast as it is made now. What can be said of Tama county may be said of all the older counties of Iowa, and can soon be said of those that are still new. Iowa is making money fast. It is found in idle masses in most of our banks, it is found in the hands of thrifty farmers, in the stockings of people who dp not under- or bav- the past. Iowa will diveislfy her industries. Simultaneous with the growth of capital will be the growth of population. The rural districts have all the people re quire substantially. The villages, towns and cities will grow, and the people in them muat have aomething to do. Idle money will set idle people at work. The $700,000,000 we send abroad to buy goods of various kinds offers employment for men and money. The villages can make sugar, woolens, linen and cottons. Iowa will always have the prime necessity for the factery-tbe cheapest food. Iowa has now the very best market for factory goods, plenty of people able to buy. We see only one prospective lack, and that is want of skill. The young man who gets the Presidency, Congress, the legislature and a professional career out of his head, and learns a trade better than anyone else, will b« in demand soon. The farmer has produced so abundantly that food is cheap, and that is his part of State development. We will require through mechanics, and not jack-at-all trades, not butchers who have worked in country shops a few months, but specialists who can superintend departments, divisions and sections of great establishments, and compete With the skill attained in the technological schools of Europe. The young American mechanic must get ready to superintend, or he will have to serve under a foreigner. We will soon have everything in Iowa to diversify in dustriea with but this skill help, capital, surplus labor, cheap food and plenty of demand. Boys, do you hear? Will you get ready, or must the country send abroad for your masters? Do you want a good, square meal? Do you want good, reliable insurance? ° U Bnt t0 rent a farm 1 nd? or grass Do you 'want to trade or sell your farm or other property? Do 7i° u i 9 ™* to bllv a fa «n or unimproved land on long time with but little or no cash payment? * to make a loan on your a * the Iow , e8t current rat 'G of interest and fayorable terms? ° f at the Com- ™,r, and Far mers' and Traders' Block, Bancroft, Iowa. Emin Pasha * n< * theRe ~ Equator. By Lleutena with co-operation of Henry m araninv pnW sliert in one octavo voliime,Tlins^t?d DV* Cliarles Scnbnev's Bons, New York. A most ^.r''i in e"ar,ratlye of African - - ^mt^Ky^W^^ t ^ a ^^ ost in search of the ill-fated rear column of the Ph£vm H?°- M M °JS, f '? cl »^ins in ite weird cnaim pan tlie wildest romance, yet literallv Rn^K US t)0 ° k to - u »«ng# I fi o n« o not lose time, but send W. H. Condit & Co., Pus Molncs, Iowa. Northern Iowa Normal School, Algona, Iowa, For the Christmas.and New Year holi days the C. M. & St. P. Ry. will sell ex curAion tickets at fare and a third for the ro " Dd trip to points within a distance of 200 miles. Will sell Dec. 24th, 25th and 61st, 1890, and Jan. 1, 1891, making go incr cupons good only on day of sole and return coupons good until Jan. 5, 1891 The "Bazar of Fancy" will close out at cost for the next ten days. Headache is the direct result of indigestion and stomach disorders. Remedy these by using De Witt's Little Early Risers and your headache disappears. The favorite little pill everywhere. Sold by Sheetz. The celebrated Monte Christo Face Powder for sale dy Matson,McCall & Co. Fred Willson keeps the Iowa soft coal for sale. Best in the market. prepare for prepare for We would call the attention of our readers to the fact that the Northern Iowa Normal College and Business Uni versity, located at Garner, Iowa, is now prepared to furnish day board to stud ents at $1.40 per week, and also to rent text books, thus reducing the cost of at tendance to a minimum. The winter term opens December 1st. Parties desiring room please apply at once. Address the President, SAJI'L I. LINDSAY. 5-13 j ing it at work outside of their bysiness. Our friends should give DeWitt's cough and consumption cure a trial. No disappointment follows the use of tbis reliable medicine, and it merits the praise received from all who use it. Bold by Sheetz. She Buffered for Fifteen Years. My wife has suffered for 15 years from congestion and painful menstruation. Af ter using three bottles of Braclfield's Female Regulator she is now able to do her own work and go where she pleases.—J. W. DAVIS, Moravian Falls, N. C. Write Bradfield's Reg. Co.,Atlanta, Ga. for particulars. Sold by L. A. Sheetz and F. W. Dingley. ' 1M4 The place to buy all kinds of Millinery Goods at greatly reduced prices until after the holidays is at Matsou, McCall & C'o. The place for thorough drill in all Common Branches. The place to Teaching. The place to College. The place to pursue Advanced Studies in Mathematics, Science and Language. The place for practical work in Commercial Branches. The place to study Music, Piano and Vocal. Winter Term begijis December 30,1890. P. D. DODGE, A. M., Principal. H. B. McC9LLUM, A. B., Associate Prinpcial. 8 13 DOOMED TO DEATH! l/iidei- prevailing conditions, inanv liogs are doomed to death by disease, merely because tae owners fall to take measures to preserve their health. . Dr. Joseph Haas' Hog and Poultry Remedy Will arrest disease, prevent disease, ex-worma. stop tlie coutfl), increase tlio flesh and hasten ' 51.25 and soc. per package. ' J. F. LAOY & SON* ALGONA, - IOWA. Ladies, clean your Kid Gloves with Mather's Glove Cleaner. For sale only by Setcbell & Setchell. Fancy goods and notions for tlie holidays. Ivorine, China and Tndia silks, cords, ornaments. Kid, silk and wool gloves and mittens. Ice wool fascinators, furnishings of all kinds. 30 7 yr SETCHELL & SETCHELL, Small in si/.e, great in results; DeWitt's Little Early Risers. Best pill for constipation, best for sick head ache, best for sour stomach. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. Everybody Come! To the all night grand dance at court house hall Christmas night, Dec. 25. Remember the date and don't forget the oyster supper. JJeggs' German Salve. The increased demand for Beggs' German Salve not only proves that it has merit, but also makes it almost a universal household remedy. When you wish a good reliable ointment call for Beggs' German salve, and you will not be disappointed. Sold and warranted by 10 23 F. W. Dingley. Turkeys Wanted, Do not sell or contract your Turkeys to parties traveling through the qoun- try until you have seen us and obtained our prices. » Board man Bros. i — .Hogolosy," a pamphlet on swine, will oc mailed to any address ou receipt of a two- cent stamp, 8-26 Jos. Haas, V. S. Indianapolis, Ind. mm THE CHICAGO AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY. affords unrivaled facilities for transit between the most important cities and towns in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, Minnesota, North and Soujh Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. The train service i.s carefully adjusted to meet the requirements of through and local travel, and includes Fast Vestibuled Trains Of Dining Oars, Sleeping Oars & Bay Coaches, Uunniog solid between Chicago and St. Paul, Minneapolis, Council BSuffs, Omaha And Denver. Pullman and Wagner Sleepers CHICAGO to SAN FRANCISCO CHICAGO to PORTLAND, Qre. WITHOUT CHANGE. CpLONIST SLEEPERS Chicago to Portland, Oregon, And San Fraucisco, Free Reclining Chair Cars CHICAGO To DENVER, COL,, Via Council Bluffs aud Ooiaba. For time of trains, tickets aud all information apply to Btatiou Agents ol tbe OUieago & North 138^1&" ct * t> *' 9 * m *'* W, I. Ani !.,*„., .J *5ifeS3^14i_-i^^B>5iyifi'!£l'ifed

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