The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on March 25, 1891 · Page 5
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r'.: ually got as high as 22 cents per pound It is to be added that his butter has a reputation equal to the best that finds its Way to the Algona market. Mr. Bacon opened with a general talk on co-operation as applied to dai 1 rying, which he advocated, and then procedeed to a description of the process of manufacture of separator butter. The product of this method he claimed was tiie best, and in proof of its superiority he cited the fact that in the market quotations it invariably leads all other descriptions by two to four cents per pound. Tlie rev• olution of the separator was not, he said, the only revolution going on in the dairying business, but that process makes possible and leads up to complete co-operation in the dairy business. He referred to private creameries as having served good purposes in the past, but expressed the opinion that they had outlived their usefulness. He thought that no co-operative creamery , should be started with less than COO cows, and that every such creamery should have the full patronage of all territory within live miles'of it. The zeal of agents and the farmer's desire to have a creamery near him, he thought, were the greatest menace to the entire dairy interest. Where there are not cows enough to warrant a full creamery, there are two ways of reaping the advantages of co-operation. One is to unite, erect a skim house and get an adjacent creamery to churn and market the butter on the best terms obtainable. Tlie other is to take shares in some good, adjacent co-operative creamery and have the company put in a skim house. In conclusion he said: We have here in northern Iowa all the material essential for a first class dairy country. To a great, but lessening, extent we lack the artificial appliances, as barns, fences, etc., for the best development of .our dairy resources. And it is through co-operation that we can in the shortest time get the benefit of our material wealth. As •we can compete, yes, more than compete with New York, Illinois, or any other section, the effect must be to equalise the price of land throughout the entire dairy belt. Land in northern Illinois cannot go much higher until the land of northern Iowa is of nearly equal value. We are on the , threshhold of a degree of prosperity iat the early settlers of this country , Tver dreamed of. ^.''|A sharp discussion ensued in the 'burse of which Mr. Bacon was plied /with numerous questions, which he re/ sponded to readily, imparting much information in regard to the workings and profits of tlie Burt creamery. This creamery was represented in the convention by Mr. Angus, Mr. Xicholson, Mr. Clark Coffin and others, and all were enthusiastic in their expressions of satisfaction with their venture. Mr. Bacon gave the institute some instructive figures showing the results for the first eight months of the creamery's work. The quantity of milk received was I,608,(i4o pounds; the butter made was 71,975 pounds; the amount received was $14,317.60. the expense was $2,044.58, and the net receipts were $12,278.07. The average yield of butter per hundred pounds of milk was 4.411b, the cost of making was 2.84 cents, and the price received per hundred pounds of milk WHS 7(i cents. Mr. Bacon stated that the highest price received for "butter was 36 cents. Mr. Angus said _b.e had computed the return from his "cows'for seven montlis with the creamery and found lie had received $27. This was his dividend from tlie butter alone. He had his milk back for hogs and calves and he had his calves. He estimated tlie return per year per cow at not less than $37. It was brought • out in the discussion that members of the creamery company had to pay 28 to 30 cents per .pound to supply their own tables. Kev. II. B. Butler, who is always listened to with interest and profit whatever question he talks on, made a very forcible plea for the private dairy and told how his mother made butter from cream raised in the cool spring house. Superintendent Donlon, of Palo Alto county, was called on and he responded with a short, practical speech. He said it was utterly impracticable to talk of going back to tlie old methods of - the private dairy. Our farmers' wives do not all know how to make the best butter, nor have they generally the appliances essential to good butter making. A strong argument for co-operation was that the farmer's wife must have re>?&f from the slavery of the setting, me skimming, the churning, the packing and the marketing. Replying to a question why cows could be got at 810 a head when such profits were possible, he attributed that condition to the stock shipped in from the abandoned ranches of the west, and to the desire of private dairymen to bring an unprofitable experiment to an end. Patrons of co-operative creameries were making money and did not want to let their eows go at any price. He instanced his own experience with thirty cows. A good audience assembled at the Court House hall for the progrm Thursday evening. J. E. Blackford came nrst with a paper on the benefits of organization, and he was followed by quite a talk from county superintendent 1 J . H. Donlon, of Palo Alto county on the same subject. Both gentlemen favored the organization of a farmer's party, and the election, if possible, of a farmers' congress and farmer legislatures. Mrs. C. A. Ingfcaffl then read an excellent paper on "Home Influence" and Alice Mann read a very instruc- tice paper on the subject of "Horticulture." J. E. Blackford then moved that the institute formally indorse the plan of Farmers' Mutual Insurance companies. The mofciou was unanimously carried and the institute then adjourned. THE COUNTY NEWS. . To OoRBR8PONr»KNTs :—AH correspondence for the RKPwnnroAN should reach this office not later than Tuesday evening, Please bear t All communication!) to the ttJiirtJiittOANf- Includlng news letters-must be signed by the author to insure publication. 1HJ11T. Special Correspondence, BUHT, March 24.—Our school closed Friday for short vacation. Miss Clara Burroughs and Miss Anna Johnson will have a joint exhibition on Friday night of this week attheGrover school house. Mrs. J. I). McDonald visited Algona the latter part of the week. Kev. Fans will preach an easter sermon next Sunday evening. Beder Alger is back from Nebraska. We expect to hear of Chet Stow coming back next—because, you know, this is the best county on earth. Archer Foster is home from his Illinois visit. M. L. Mayhew will build a 22 x 80 feet addition to his barn. Mr. Mayhew purchased horses and carriages of Jas. Perkins and owing to increasing 1 business finds that he must have more room to carry on livery and feed stable business. Wm. Elvidge, our popular butcher, has purchased residence property just west of Mrs. J. L). McDonald's and will build thereon this spring. The wedding reception of Fred Paine and Miss Florence Spear takes place at the residence of F. II. Paine Wednesday evening of this week. Fred Willox, the boss butter maker at the Burt creamery, made a short visit to Butler county last week. A bran new awning graces the front of the cash store. II. S. Langdon and II. A. Paine were visitors during the past week. A girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hodson Friday night lends added happiness to their home circle. Russell Cook will have a stock sale Friday afternoon of this week commencing at one o'clock. He has some fine stock for sale and it will pay you to attend. His horses are something extra. C. B. Ilutchins was a visitor to our city last Tuesday. D. A. Buell was on our streets Tuesday for the first time since his return from Florida. O'Neill & Kerr will build a large elevator ere long, part of the stone being on the ground now. August Markrof and Gusta Doering were united in marriage last Wednesday. The ceremony took place in the German church at this place in the presence of a large circle of friends and relatives, llev. Wessel officiating. They have the best wishes of all who know them. • Our creamery owing to the rush and increase of business now runs every day. We have one of the best creameries in Northern Iowa. Mr. Daniels is building a barn on his lots. A. C. Cady went to Algona to day. Harvey Graham is selling lots of machinery these days. At the creamery meeting business passed off quietly and harmoniously. The board of directors at their last meeting voted to appropriate $200 out of the teachers fund for the hiring of another teacher for a four months term of school next winter. Nothing will be done with our school house as it now stands. This $200 is simply for the hiring of an additional teacher, and that will give us a high school. The room will have to Ue secured by other sources. A suitable room can doubtless be obtained, and it is safe to say that our high school is a sure thing. The creamery in the J. Grover neighborhood will soon be in the course of construction. The ice is all up and lumber is now being hauled for the main building. The separator is to be run in connection with the Burt cream- erv. There was a grand ball at M. Owens Friday night. Some of the youths of our city attended and met with a slight accident on their way home. No bones were broken, however. For further particulars ask the boys. Bills are out for a lecture on phrenology at the school house Friday and Saturday evenings of this week. The first night you will be admitted free. Our High Normal School closes Friday. The school has been a success and Prof. Reynolds has proved to be an able instructor of sterling worth. C. P. Stow visited Emmetsburg last week on pension affairs. WiliHough was on our streets Tuesday of this week. Wm. Neitzel and Bertha Brandt were married at the German church this morning. Weddings in this vicinity are about as numerous as auction sales. .a BANCROFT. Special Correspondence. BANCKOFT, March 24.—Grandma Wickwire has been very ill for the past few days, but is slowly on the mend. School closed last Friday for a short vacation and the directors are improving the time and putting the rooms in better shape for the next term. G. W. Peters' sale came off on Monday. The property sold very well- Spring has come at last and. although our street commissioner has been doing considerable ditching there is need of a great deal more being done. Prof. Doderer went home to spend his vacation, while J. W. Case went to Dakota to visit with an uncle. One of the Kansas sufferers with his wife and three children stopped at the Tallman House. Monday night. They were trying to make their way back to Minnesota with a team, driving across the country. They were almost destitute and have been relying upon the hospitality of the people. G. C. Ostramler and wife, of Lu- Verne, were up on Friday for a visit with the family of his brother T. M. District school No. 8 will give an exhibition on thursday evening of this week. Dr. Morse, of Algona, was in town the fore part of this week. Mr. Wartman. a flour salesman of Marshalltown, visited this place last Friday and Saturday. Mr. Stacy, of Algona, was on our streets the fore part of the week. Jud Hatch, of Algona, came up on Monday to look over the prairie with Mr. Tamalin and choose a herding spot for this season. AVUITTI5MOBK. Special Correspondence. , March 24.—Mrs. Solomon left for her future home near Watseka, Illinois, last Thursday. She will be greatly missed by a host of friends in Whittemore. Mr. Munch and family will vacate the hotel to-day and move into their old home on another street. Their successors will take possession immediately. .. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Engler, of Emmetsburg. visited friends at this place last Saturday and Sunday. The Ladies Aid Society will meet with Mrs. Samson next Thursday afternoon. G. E. Boyle took to the eastern market a carload of potatoes last Saturday. Before his return he will visit his family in Wisconsin. The sociable which was to be held Wednesday evening, has been indefi- nately postponed. Invitations are out announcing the marriage, Wednesday morning March 25th, of C. B. Paul and Louise Yager. They will reside in Whittemore occupying rooms in the depot building. On account of ill health Kev. Call could not fill his appointments here last week, consequently no meetings were held as announced. Mrs. Bourett and children, of West Bend, are visiting at Mr. Newman's this week. Easter will be appropriately observed next Sunday evening at the school house by the members of the Sabbath school. C. Kidgway has purchased the ground where stands the house of Mr. Martin. Mr. M received a good price for his lots but retains his house which he will move away. Charlotte Foster is visiting friends at Goldfield for several days. The I. O. G. T. will hold open lodge next Friday evening. Everybody is invited. The barber, Mr. Williams, has moved into very pleasant quarters on Main street. II. Munch recently passed his 51st birth-day. His boarders presented him with a very nice easy chair as a token of their great respect for him. Last Wednesday evening a very pleasant surprise party gathered at the home of Mr. Creighton, in honor of Miss Louisa, who was just fourteen years old. Her young friends report a very enjoyable time. The Band of Hope will give another of their pleasant entertainments next Tuesday evening at the school house. A collection will be taken as before and added to the side-walk fund. On account of the very bad condition of the roads Rev. Thrasher was unable to meet his appointments at Vernon and Fairiield townships last Sunday. WESLEY. Special Correspondence. WESLEY, March 24.—Spring is coming and bringing in lots of settlers from various parts of the east. The country is settling up fast. The band boys have postponed their dance to some future day, owing to sickness in S. E. Grove's family. Gray Bros, have opened a real estate office up stairs in the brick block. The Wesley cemetery association will hold its annual meeting, for the election of officers, etc., at the lumber office of Taylor & Hume the first Saturday in April, at 2 p. m. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gillespie lost their only child by death Sunday morning. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. The Wesley creamery is being built larger and will be ready for operations next week. Cream is now 20c. an inch. The board of trustees of the Farmers Alliances surrounding Wesley met Monday to make preliminary arrangements to buy F. M. Butts' store and run a farmers co-operative store. It is not definitely settled yet and another meeting will be held. A newspaper is about to be started in Wesley in the interest of this part of the county. Mr. Ford; the editor, H here moking arrangements to start up about the first of April. 2& will hold forth in the little frame building west of the brick block, said place being noted as a saloon in former days. Z. S. Barrett, cashier of the Bank of Wesley, is just home from a trip to the southern part of the state. He says the farmers were busy seeding down where he was. W. J. Ilager, the popular postmaster and business man of Sexton, was in Wesley last Tuesday. We notice the enterprising residents in the Call addition are laying lots of new sidewalk. 11UI' V KAT,O . Special Correspondence. BUFFALO Fouic, Mar. 23—The Buffalo Fork correspondent has been laid up with the grippe. Hardly a family has escaped. The school closes this week. Cliff Stockwell will teach the summer term. Winter seems loth to leave, just as you are talking of putting away sleighs there comes another snow. The creamery is inclosed and covered with corrugated iron, the ice house is filled and well packed in saw-dust, and the carpenters will be back in a few days to ceil the interior and get ready for the machinery. . Myrtle Fox spends most of Saturday in this neigborhood giving music lessons. I-OTTS CKKKK. Speclitl Correspondence. sCKEKKTwi'., Mar. 20.—Miss Libbie But er went to Algona Tuesday. Mrs. Hall and her school visited the Clark school, where Miss Liddy wields the rod, Tuesday, and had a very pleasant time. Miss Nona O'Brien closed a very suc- cesstiil term of school Monday in the Walker district. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Daley have broken up house keeping and are staying with Mrs. O'Brien until their departure for Missouri. Supt. Bertha Carey is in our midst visiting schools. I-'JSNTON. Special Correspondence. . FKNTON, March 28.—P. L. Ranney is on the sick list. Michael Denhart, brother of Fred and \Vm. Denhart, arrived last week to take possession of the farm that he bought ono year ago. D. A. Buell was a visitor in Fenton last week. Hattie Stephens spent Sunday at home. . J Miss Alicia Peck spent Sunday at Algona, the guest of Miss Stephens. D. Jackson has his house and barn about done. Ernest Moore did the work for him. HKHUON. Special Correspondence. HKHIION, March 23.—August Mathem lias put up a wind 1 mill this spring. John Underdahl is erecting a new barn. T. L. Underdahl is recovering from his long sick spell. -AND- CHEAP Special Sale FOR ID DAYS ONLY. Having just received a very large stock of BOOTS and SHOES both in Hens' Ladies' and Children's,we will place on Special Sale, for 10 days only. Call in and see the Bargains we have to offer. Yours truly, J, Mrs, Jr, Teachers' Department. ^"Communications for this Department are earnestly solicited from the teachers. A l'f,KA FOtt UNION. Why is it that every class of workers has a union, except the teachers? Are they of less importance than all other classes of workers, or are they not counting themselves as anything, or anybody, that they don't take measures to unite their strength. If we continue to bring up the rear in the matter of united strength, as we do in all other things where our own personal interests are concerned, we will soon be reduced to abject poverty, cease to be looked upon as workers and deserve the insolent remarks made about us by people who see our lack of strength and know the reason. Do you mean i - make a profession of school teaching are you just holding on to this job till a better one appears? If you are doing the former you can't afford to try to stand alone. If the latter, you need not groan and cry at the way the farmers treat you in the matter of wages. If the teacher fits himself with appliances to teach a successful term of school, attends lectures, institutes, takes educational papers and magazines, etc., and looks to the interests of the school he is teaching, he can't teach eight months (which is the greatest time schools are in session any where in Kossuth county) in the year, attend normal institute from two to four weeks, dodge around and get schools (as the very best teachers must do) and attend to his personal needs and have time left for work during vacation. Does the teacher need no rest? No, I hear some old "moss back" say. It isn't work to sit in a school room six hours and listen to young ones" say their lessons. But the saying so doesn't alter the case one whit. A great many of the teachers have homes to go to where their expenses during vacation are very trilling but not all. Notice the following figures. Eight months of school at $37 per month makes $296 for one year's work. Board for one year at $2.50 per week (mine averaged $3.09) makes $180. Clothing $-50, incidentals $25, sum total of expenses $205. 820G minus $205 leaves $91 for a first grade teacher, and only eight or nine country schools in Kossuth that pay as high wages as that, some ranging as low as $80 and even $28 per month for first grade teachers. What can be expected from educated servants hired at such miserable wages? But I believe that "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well" and that we must blame ourselves for a great share of this deterioration of our importance to the people that hire us. The very men who are crying ''Down with the teachers' wages" are buying school supplies at whatever is asked for them. The boards of directors, taken as a whole, all over the county could have saved $1,OOQ on coal the past year simply by taking action on the matter and ordering it themselves. A great many of the teachers are tax payers and ought to be interested in these matters. Let's hear from all around and exchange views on these matters. They must be of importance. We must show the tax payer what ails us before before he will take any steps to doctor us. Greenwood, March 10. 1891. ' ' UL ' What is the largest possible Area that lines, one, two, three and four feet in length can be made to embrace. KOSSUTH CO. MARKETS. Market reports from every town in the county published regularly each week. Reports from Wesley and LuYerne are made Tuesday evening. Reports from Whittemore, Bancroft, Hurt and Algona made Wednesday morning. To Correspondents: Re careful to quote the prices actually paid (he day the report is made. ALGONA. Oats .......... $ .43 Corn...? ,40@ ,48' Eggs ........... 14 Butter ....... 18 Cattle. $2. 00 @ $4.00 Hogs ........ 8.50 Wheat ---- 70 @ .75 Barley ..... 45 @ .50 Flax .......... 1.05 Potatoes ...... 70 WI3SU5V. Oats .......... $ .46 Corn shelled. .$ .50 Eggs ........... 15 Butter ........ 18 Cattle ........ $4.00 Hogs ......... 3 50 Wheat ........ 84. Barley . . ...... 55 Flax .......... 1.05 Timothy ..... 1.00 Hay, loose ................. . ....... 5.00 Oats Eggs ..... ... Cattle Wheat .......... 75 Flax .......... 1.05 WHITTEMORE. 46 Corn . . ....... 53 Butter . ........ 18 Hogs... ...... 3V£ Barley ......... 55 Hay, loose . . $5.00 Notice to Contractors. Sealed bids will be received at my residence up to April 18. wot at one o'clock p. m. for building a school house in sub-district No. 8 in Burt township. Specifications may be seen at Hurt post office, j. f. BLOOB, 25-28 Member of Com. KASH KNOX. At tke Cash Store you can get 25 pounds of crackers f 1. Cranberries for ' 13%c per quart. Spices from tlie celebrated Bengal Mills— absolutely pure. &. good table syrup for 40c. Pare Sorghum for 50c. One gal. Fie Apples for only 45c. Remember— KASH KNOX. Cady & Hallock, Tlie Gash Gwcers, Port, Iowa. Hog and Poultry Remedy Will' arrest disease, prevent disease, ex-worms, stop the cough, Increase the flesh and hasten ,.«.-. -»«...., M •u'«-t*" «*iiv» tj\i\jt |*ci iJc«v>i\.t*Kl3»- JS pound cans Sin.fio. The largest packages are- the'cheapest. Pot sale by J. F. LACY & SON, ALGONA, - IOWA. _«, Hwgology," a pamphlet on swine, will >e mailed to any address on receipt of a two- :ent stump, Jos. Haas, V. S. Indianapolis, Ind, DOOMEDJOJDEATI! Under prevailing conditions, many liog* are •loomed to death by disease, merely because :he owners fail to fake measures to preserta 'HGlF Jl 6 ft I Ml i Dr. Joseph Haas 9 matuartt tuartty. RIOKS-$2.6o, 81.25 and 50c. per package^ 8-20 F. L PARISH. S PKOTAL ATTENTION will h« given to all kinds of repairing, including Tin warp. (Jus- oline-Stoves, (inns, I'uiiKjsan/l Clothes Wringers. Am also prepared lo put in Furnaces and do plumbing and Gas Pipe littlng. Iron and fin roollng. Prompt attention will be given to all kinds ol work in my line. South of court louse. F. L. PARISH. To and for the People. Do you want a good, square meal? Do you want good, reliable insurance? Do you want to rent a farm or grass land? Do you want to trade or sell your farm or other property? Do you want to buy a farm or unimproved land on long time with but little or no cash payment? Do you want to make a loan on your farm at the lowest current rate of inter- st and favorable terms? Do you want anything in a legitimate line of banking? For any and all of the above, please consult K. M. Richinond. at the Commercial Hotel and Farmers' and Traders' Bank Block, Bancroft, Iowa. THROUGH SEYEN STATES, Commencing March iiith, the Northern Pacific will resume its double daily passenger train service between St. Paul and Minneapolis on the east, and Helena, ttntte, spokane Fulls, Tacoma. Seattle, Portland on the west. West bound trains will[leave St. Paul at 9 a. m. and 4 :lu p. m., respectively, carrying com- piete service of Pullman First Class and Tourist Sleeping Cars, First and Second Class Day Coaches. Free Colonist Sleeper and Elegant Dining Cars. The morning train out ot St. Paul LNo. o] wiU carry First Class Vcstibuled Sleeper from Chicago, leaving that point at 5:30 p. m. daily over the «!. M. & St. IVHy., reaching tlic 1'iiuillc coast, via tin; line through Butte. Train No. 1, Ic.avmg St. Paul at 4 :15 p. in. will carry both I'lillmau First Class and Pullman. Tourist Sleeping Curs from Circa :o via the Wisconsin Central 1/ini;. leaving the latter point at 10 -A~> p m. daily, niuniiijj via Helena to Spokane Falls, Tacoma mid Portland. Passengers Irom the east, lenvins: St. Louis in the foienoon and Chicago In the aftenioou.wlll make closo connections with the morning train out of St. Paul the tollowfng dav ; •leaving Chicago at night, connection will be marie with, train No. 1 out of St. Paul the next afternoon. With two transcontinental passenger'trains running daily between eastern and western terminals, the Northern Pacific ttailroacl—the Yellowstone Park Koute—offers the best possible service to the tourist, business man or settler. The equipment of this line is unsurpassed in point of beauty and convenience, while the service is first class, It is tin* short and direct line to Montana and all North Pacific Coast points, and passes through the grandest, most productive and richest sections of seven states, viz: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. District Passenger Agents of the Northern Pacific Kailroad will take pleasure iu supplying information, rates, maps, time tables, etc., or application can be made to CHAH. 18.*KB, G. P. anb T, A.. St. Paul, Minn. Write to above address lor the latest and best map yet published of Alaska—just out. W. L. DOUGLAS and other special- tle § tor Gentfemen, Ladles, etc., are WM- F. S. Stouglx, gent, Farm for Sale. 120 acres near the village of Burt. Partly improved. For sale at a bargain. Inquire at Republican office. M» rT.»rty.j$.. ^F^&Tf9*9f TP^m^Pp^w^ffj-

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