The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 15, 1891 · Page 8
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 15, 1891
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an& Stock JAMES WILSON, Editor. ' [Idea* are »olidt$d frwn oar fcrmcr readers. Queritt Will bi an»*r»f»d. Addreai to the Editor, PO not BOW grain smut. £he Smut will say the botanists. affected with fftow again. So Cows milk better on water at 70 than at ice cold temperature. So say the Wisconsin investigators. This is also good sense. The Homestead has done a great work by giving premiums for the best acres of corn raised in the. State, and illustrating the farmers who raised them. All honor to them. A grevious mistake will be made If the high price of hay and grain results in under-feeding the farm stock. It will cost more to bring them in good shape to the, grass, but no farmer can afford not to bring them to pasture in good shape. If stocks are turned to grass in starved condition the season will be half over before they can assimilate full rations. The difference in cost between under-feeding and good feeding amounts to but very little. The feeder has done a, losing business all through the winter if he sold, now he can sell and make money. Cattle are cattle again, and hogs arc getting to be hogs. It will not be Soon that we will see such low prices again. We think the time is pressing for farmers to start right in systematic stock management, with just what good animals the farm will keep, looking to sales of home grown animals for profits. If this is clone, generally such panics as we have seen to get rid of stock will not occur so often. It will be long years before the desert tempts population again that may have to llee again and sacrifice starving stock. We hope it will be long before we see a short crop again to compel people to sell surplus stock. We. have said radical things concerning the duty of our government to the farmers with regard to insisting on the right of our people to take our stock live and dead to foreign countries, but nothing we have said is more to the. point than the, heroic action of the. Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Rusk insists upon American cattle-going alive into Prance and Gennti- ny—and they are going. Now they are to go into Great Britain, and they will. For the first time in our history the farmers arc heard in cabinet counsels, and it tells. Our pork will go into Germany also, we have no doubt. Foreign cabinets are shocked at Rusk's plain speaking. It is entirely new, but it is entirely salutary. The United States is too big to be frowu- "oS'aside any longer. !Ues are now poor, all the lawyers rich and tho calves dead of old ago." Out farmers arc .ot a quarreling people and suits at law arising from neighborly ill will and petty differences are becoming fewer. Few Iowa farmers are ever in court except as jurors. Tho old time long credit system was more fruitful of lawsuits than all other influences put together. Our people are better off, and euro less for little, matters. Quarrelsome neighbors are let alone. The gathering of the people into church a,nd other societies has much influence in establishing the golden rule among people. It is disreputable to be always in litigation, and this deters quarreling people. The days of war are becoming less frequent among nations, and of law suits among our people. It is now to bo demonstrated whether the farmers of Iowa need masters or counsel. They have had open, deliberative organizations that asked for fair piny only. Southern farmers have, had an oath-bound secret organization with central dictation in Washington. The Iowa alliance has operated on both parties, the southern sort has formed a political party —a class party. We. have thought that the two organizations fairly represented the two civilizations. It is now proposed to plant the southern growth in oxir soil, Will it grow? If we are, indeed, not ready for concurrent action through deliberation, if we are not prepared for the Republican form of co-operation, then we need dictators, and the southern transplanting will flourish. A^ r e think the farmers of Iowa will not take kindly to the now concern. We care nothing for the elevation of individuals, we would not have class rule—even farmer's rule, we want attention, justice, fair play, only. The inevitable rise in meat animals has come. It will now be in order for fann- ers who have sold off light hogs and thin steers to reflect upon what they have gained by it. And it will also be in order to look into the future, in the light of the past, and determine whether it will be wise to so arrange farm products that when big prices come they will have something worth while to sell. To do this they should be prepared to feed and hold a reasonable number of cattle and hog's over periods of extreme depression like Unit, from which we are just emerg- 'ng. It is not very difficult to foretell hat a great corn crop will bring about .niTi-ased breeding and ultimately lower prices, and that a short corn crop will ul- imately bring about nervous selling and •ventually high prices. These fiuctua- :ions are natural, but farmers by entirely avoiding the speculative can prepare measurably for them. Even herds and necessary herds pay best. It will do no good to lament the dearth of fat stock after prices have gone up. Tjie past is only valuable through its lessons. It is not pleasant to reflect that we have nervously hastened to sell until the product is mostly in the hands of dealers, instead of being in the hands of the producers. The dealers bought in faith, and we sold in fear. They will make their fortunes out of it, while we made nothin -No fTinner can avoid being caught this way who does not plan to avoid it. Special corn and hog farmers who continue in their specialty will be in tho same posi tion when the time comes around for t repetition of the plethora of hogs and. high-priced feed. Careful farming arranges stock and crops to suit, and fit, and compliment each other, so that in very cheap times there is no hurry to sell. A little grain in the farmer's hands lei' 1 over in cheap times will be a good invest ment. As well hold it as have dealers hold it. The Wisconsin experiment station finds that hulled timothy seed will not germinate as well as the unhulled. The vitality of the unhulled is greater than of the hulled. This is well worth noticing when buying seed, and it is also worth observing that seed left standing too long before cutting will hull more than if cut sooner. Also that well capped shocks will thresh out less hulled seed. We have been in the habit of permitting timothy for seed to stand too long and severe hulling is the result, besides tho hay is of less value after becoming dead ripe. This discover}after actual testing will affect the market value of hulled seed, so it will be economy to study the timothy seed crop a little, closer so as to secure the seed in its best condition for growing. NEWS BRIEFS. Z. Gen. Rosccrans is rapidly recovering rom his recent indisposition, "The first spring cyclone wrecked a lumber buildingij near Nevada, Mo., Thursday. "*TJTe Cincinnati stock yards, covering ^ acres, were * burned Friday night, ausing a loss of $40,000. Friday the Jtreasury department pur- hased 855,000 ounces of silver at from 97 98 cents per ounce. |Geu. John W. Foster and Premier Castillo, of Spain, have agreed upon a reciprocity treaty between the United States and Cuba. The charges against George Gibson, ate secretary of the whisky trust, are bong investigated by the United States grand jury at Chicago. Attorney General Miller, who had been under the weather for a few days, was fct iis desk in the department of justice at the national capital Friday. The inhabitants of the Island of Jamaica, a dependency of Great Britain, are calling on their government to give them reciprocity with the United States. The Fargo Argus is in the hands of a receiver. Chicago had a $1,000,000 fire Sunday. C. II, Hildebrand has been indicted for arsen at Marsh alto wu. Four illicit dealers in oleomargarine Teachers' Department. ta^Commtinlcatlons for this Department are earnestly solicited from the teachers, JHTSK ON THE FA1OIEK. Secretary Jvusk, in the North American Review for April, discusses the farmer's question and assumes that public men. pvofessioiwl men and the like do not understand the condition of the farmer, what ails him, nor the remedy for his ailments. That it very charitable of Mr Rusk. He calls attention to tho \itter Ueglect of agriculture for lohg years and to the efforts of the government to help most other callings', 'eVen those called into existence by the farmers themselves. He tells the iSasses lie writes for that they do not »T't t)U: confidence of farmers because they do not know much about them, and talk to them and write of them without impressing them. He thinks it the duty of thf hour for Americans to study the farmer and his requirements and give him the justice In- needs. He says there are ten million workers on the farms whose labor redeemed the bonds representing the national debt, and that seventy-five per ci-nt. of the growing trade of the country is in farm products. Ho continues ID say farther that want ' of familiarity with farmers' affairs has marred the usefulness of the most? capable men in the American Congress. He closes by saying his department gets least consideration although representing the greatest interests of the. country. Mr. Rusk hand les the question with gloves. He probably could not get into the Review will) bare knuckles. We would bo pleased to see Jerry strip and go at the remedies required. The farmers are bare to the belt and will make lightsome room for teaching whitl they want, securing remedies. The work is going nil now. The Secretary is part of it. He was put there by the farmers. Congress refused them a cabinet nfnVer as long as it dared. have been arrested and lined $50 each at Davenport. Iowa City is to Lave an electric street rail-way. There is a muikcd improvement in Gen. Spine-la's condition, and his phyei- cians entertain hopes of his recovery. The English Parliament has lost two more IIconservative members, Thomas Gray Tapling and Lieut.-Col. C. J. T. Haml>ro',for Dorset. President Harrison and party left Washington yesterday on a tour to San Francisco via, Chatanooga Berming ham Memphis and Galvestou, returning via, Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Springfield and Indianapolis. Abraham Slimmer of Waverly Iowa a Jewish philanthropist has given $50,000 for the establishment of a hciue in Chicago for aged Jews. BsThe funeral services of the Hon. Peter C. Ballingall, who died on ship board off the coast of China March 7, took place at Ottumvva last week. Baron Fava, the Italian Minister, sailed for Europe last Saturday morning. Dr. Eben Tourjee, founder of the New England Conservatory of Music, died Sunday. Ex Governor Waterman of California died Sunday evening. Nothing definite has yet been learned relative to the truth of the report that United States Minister Porter had been requested to leave Rome in case no reply to Minister fEudini's last note was re. ceived from Secretary Elaine before yesterday. The annual encampment of the Iowa division of the G. A. R. is being held at Dubuquc. At last reports everything was quiet among the strikers in the coke regions of Pennsylvania. Plenty Horse, the Sioux Indian \vho killed Lieut. Casey last winter, is on trial aTSioux Falls, South Dakota. The Chicago election is still in doubt. The official count is proceeding very slowly. _Hpn.JY. L. Wilson Jof West Virginia left Washington city Monday on a tour of the west for the purpose of organizing Democratic clubs. Five hundred thousand dollars in gold State Superintendant Sabin hns prepared an outline for the use of the schools of the state in the celebration of Arbor day. A supply of circulars have been furnished Supt. Carey who has in turn mailed them to the Secretaries. It is hoped that the teachers will use them. We quote below from a circular letter from Sttpt. Sabin to the County Superintendent having reference to the outline. The outline for use on arbor day has been prepared with much painstaking care. Iowa must maintain her position at the head of the educational column in all these matters. We are very anxious that this publication may accomplish all the good designed. We are approaching the World's Fair at Chicago, and there is an awakened interest in school affairs all over the state, which we wish to increase. You will notice that the annual is entirely an Iowa production. For these reasons, we earnestly request you to make more than the usual effort this year, to place this program in the hands of the teacher of every school in your entire county, at the very earliest date possible. ****** Will you not also urge upon the teachers, through your county papers and in other ways, that they use the annual so as to get the greatest benefit from it for their schools. To aid you we send a circular to be inclosed in the package to each secretary. Please F. S. STOUGH'S LEATHER STORE. MEN'S BOOTS and SHOES Men's Footwear Ladies' Footwear Boys' Footwear Misses' Footwear Children's Footwear. Harness, Collars, Saddles, Trunks, etc, F. S. STOUGH. £/iu *_<lk. tb^ «_< UW VCtVvJl OVst-'J-VJUU..!. J • JL A\^CiOf mail the annuals and the circular, and then sign and mail the inclosed postal. ****** SIFTINGS. HUH the Nulls Yet,. According to the Sioux City Journal, H. A. Fay, the De Witt editor of the Democratic Clinton County Advertiser, bought $900 worth of nails of a Davenport firm last fall, expecting to double his money when prices advanced as predicted by Democratic orators and newspapers. Mr Fay has the nails yet, and were to sell them now would lose $100 on the investment. Mr. Fay is beginning to believe that there was considerable humbug in the Democratic campaign cry of high prices. Till-ill 1 Pictures. From the New York Press. Not only has the price of domestic plate glass steadily declined since 1675 from $2.50 per square foot to 85 cents, but the industry has extended. Increase in manufacture of plate glass: 1 1875—of home consumption 5 per cent, were domestic manufactures. 1880—Of home comsumption 80 cent, were domestic manufactures. BHSHUHKBi 1877—Of home consumption 70 cent, were domestic manufactures. per per Is it better for American labor to consume 5 per cent, of domestic goods and 95 per cent, of foreign, or 70 per cent, of domestic and only 30 percent, of foreign? Let wage earners answer for themselves. In Stockholm, Sweedeu, women carrey mortar and bricks up to the masons, and they are paid about 30 cents per day for this kind of work. Hod carriers in England, average daily wages, 83 cents—16 cities. United States—average daily wages— $2.44—26 cities. coin were taken at the sub-treasury for export to Berlin to day in addition to the same amount of gold from Boston to be sentito Berlin from here. I'-Oll SAI.K AT A IIAIU'JAIX. The ne }$, of sec. 32 township 96 range 27, Wesley district, if taken at once, particulars address to FBANK W. WALZKH, 26-tf 313 Gait House, Sterling, 111. For MONEY to loan on chattel security. 24tf E. V. SWKTTINO. When women do this work in the United States for the same price as in Sweden we shall be able to build just as cheaply as they do in Sweden. How happy this will make free traders. The Grand Army of the Republic expends a quarter of a million dollars annually from its relief fund. " The growing silence of the Democracy as to free silver coinage is a funny case of political lockjaw," says the Keo- ktik Gate City. THE GRANGE STORE. Dry Goods, Carpets, Lace Curtains, Groceries, Crockery etc, etc. Free Delivery- HEADQFARTERTFbT" Woolens. Such as Overcoatings, Suitings, Coat and Vest Goods, also White and Fancy Vesting, and Trousering, I have the latest style of ENGLISH WORSTED for Lady's Jackets And woolens suitable for boys' suits. I make lady's dress buttons in three sizes, price per dozen 20c, 25c and 30c. Silk and Satin, lOc extra per dozen. To the Farmers: Buy your own Woolen goods and Trimmings; get your goods cut, let your wife or daughters make your clothes;: thereby you can save money and promote home industry. O. Ambrose A. Call, President. D. H. Hutching, Vice-President. J. C. Blackt'ord, Cashier. Ckivor is the cleaning crop for Iowa. \Vhen cji field becomes rebellious and grows woods iu a defiant way, seed it down with red clover and it will behave delightfully. The woerls will disappear like the poutings of a spoiled baby and the field will smile and blush and please, in e.Very way. U r e have little time to hoe. or hand-pick weeds. A\V must so manage us to turn their Hunks by rotations, and the war with them is u perpetual war. Many lo\vu ai-res cry aloud for a clover crop and suffer for want of it as sheep with ticks surfer for want of u'dosejto kill them. Uood farmers sow ml clover for cleaning purposes, as well as to get hay that goes well with corn to balance the ration. So clover has many good things to coniUH-nd it. Farmers in new countries cannot do better than sow it early and often. It lengthens the season where wild grass prevails. Fou SALE—A house and lot within four blocks of the court house for sale at $400. Inquire of WILLIS HALLOCK. 23-tf To Contractors aud Builders. The German Methodist Society will build a new church this spring, u miles north of AVliit- teiuore, and is ready to receive sealed bids for the carpenter work, iwason work and plastering. Specifications and plans can be seen at the post ofliee in Hurt, or at Jac. AVeisbrod, Jr. Bids should be sent to Rev. Geo. H. Wessel, liurt, Iowa, or YVhittemore, Iowa, and will be opened -i p. in. April 27, isut. at Jac. Weisbrod's. The committee reserves all rights to reject any or nil bids. CKO. H, WKSSKL. A beautiful skiu.bright eyes,sweet breath, good appetite, vigorous body, pure blood and good health result from the use of De Witt's Sarsaparilla. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. Beggs' Little Giant Pills are the best pill on the market for constipation, indigestion and all derangements of the liver and bowels. Each package contains nearly oue-oalf more than the ordinary pill packages, but sells at the same price. Directions with each package. For sale by F. W. Dingley. 24-37 Notice to Contractors. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Of Algoiia, Iowa. ^-CAPITAI, $50,000.00. Money always on liunil to loan at reasonable rates to parties wlio can furnish first-class security, Directors—Ambrose A. Call, D. H. Hutcluiis, J. C. Blaokforcl, AVm. K. Ferguson,. 0. B. Hutehiiis, Philip Dorweiler, A. D. Clarke. LIVERY, FEED, AND SALE STABLE. Notice to Contractors. Sealed bids will be received at my residence up to April is. I8!»l at one o'clock p. in. for building a school house in sub-district No. s in Hurt township. Specifications may be seen at J.T. BLOOB, Member o£ Com. Hurt port olttce, The story of the "Jones county calf case" of our State is going the rounds of the press. It is a text from which moralists might preach long sermons to liti- J rgioiis people. It is said that' 'all tlte $>*• K IDD'S GKKM EBA.D1CATOU — Positively cures all diseases, because it kills the genus, microbes, and all animalculae (in the human system). The air inhaled, water drank, vegetables and fruit eaten, are teeming with these to the naked eye imperceptible littlewovms,known and all ao-cal-— -.— - . ,-known to fail to cure consumption, catarrh.kld- uey troubles, syphilis.) Ketailed in $2,&i.$5 sizes sent anywhere on rect, of price, or O.O.D. if de-'—-' TUe Am. Pill & Wed. Co, royalty prop's. Sold wholesale aim retail Spencer, Clay Co. la. iu Algoua by Dr. Sheetz ao-e-yr I RILEY & YOUNG'S COMBINATION SLAT A!S!D WIRE FENCE. It is it fence for open countries, for it cannot be blown down. It is the fence for low lands, for it cannot be washed away. It destroys no ground whatever, and if lieauty be considered un advantage, it is the neatest aud handsomest farm fence in the world. In short, it combines the good qualities of a;l fences in an eminent degree, and as soon as introduced will become the popular fence of the country. It is beautiful and durable. It is strong and will increase the price of your farm far more than any other fence. It will last much longer thau any other fence. It is a great addition, occupies less ground, excludes less sunshine, has no superior as a fence. It is stronger than any otlier fence and will turn any stock no matter how breadsy. it is plainly visible and is not dangerous to stock like barb wire. The best liorse fence in the world. It will protect all crops from a half grown chicken to a wild ox. It is the most uniform, and by comparison of post much the cheapest. Kept for sale inallp;"' ts of Kossuth county. Made by Kilty & , Iowa. April 7, 1891. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the undersigned until MayGtli, iwn , lor building u school house and out buld- Ings in Irvinglon township, on the S. ~\Y. corner ol'sec 1-05-28, according to the plans aud specifications which will be on iile in the County Auditor's pftiee after April ll.lwn. This building committee reserve the right to reject any and all bids. JOHN GAFFKEY ) J. L. ItLOYO J- Com, C. 1!. HUTCllINS ) 37-31 Best of Horses and Carriages. West of Thorington House. M. Z. GROVE, MANAGER. KOSSUTH CO. MARKETS. Market reports from every town iu the county published regularly each week. Ueports from Wesley and LuVerne are made Tuesday evening. Keports from \Vhittemore, Bancroft, Buitand Algona made "Wednesday morning. ~To"Correspomlents: He careful to quote tho prices actually paid the day the report is made. ALGONA. Oats $ .50 Corn 48 Eggs 13 Butter 18 Cattle. $2.00 @ $5.00 Hogs 4.50 Wheat 85 Barley 55 Flax 1.05 Potatoes 75 AVK&LKY. Oats $ .50 Com shelled.. $ .57 Eggs 10 Butter 14 Cattle ...4.00@4.50 Hogs... 4.00(ys4.50 Wheat r .90 Barley 60 Flax 1.05 Timothy 1.00 Hay, baled 10.25 F. L PARISH re ani Tin S PKOIAL ATTKNT1ON will be giyeutoall kinds of repairing, including Tinware, Gasoline Stoves, Guns, Puinqs aud Clothes Wringers. Am also prepared to put in Furnaces and do plumbing and Gas Pipe lltting. Iron and Tin rooting. Prompt attention willbe given to all kinds ol work in my line. South of. couvt house. F, L. PARISH, UUllT. Oats $ .45 Corn 50c @ .55 Eggs 14 Butter 16 @ .18 Cattle $4.00 Hops HOO @*4J30 Wheat 00 Bartey -50 Flax $1.00 H«r 0.00 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 loau on your farm at the lowest current rate of later est and favorable terms? Do you want anything in a legitimate line of banking? For any and all of the above, please consult It. M. .Richmond at the Com mercial Hotel and Farmers' and Traders Bank Block, Bancroft, Iowa. Teacher's Reports AT THE NEW WEBSTER JUST PUBLISHED-ENTIRELY NEW. j WEBSTER'S INTERNATIONAL, DICTIONARY A GRAND INVESTMENT for the Family, the School, or the Library. Bovision has been in progress for over 10 Years. Mora thau 100 editorial laborers employed. expended before first copy was printed, Critical examination invited. Get the Best* Sold by nil Booksellers. Illustrated pamphletfree. Ci. &> C. MERRIAM & CO., Publishers, Springfield, Mass., V. S. A. Caution! —There havo recently been issued several cheap reprints of tho 1847 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, an edition long since superannuated. These books are given various names,—" Webster's Unabridged," "The Oreat Webster's Dictionary," " Webster's Big Dictionary," " Webster's Encyclopedia .Dictionary," etc., etc. Many announcements concerning them are very misleading, as the body of each, from A to 'A, is 4-1 years old, uud printed from cheap plates made by photographing the old pages. LEGAL BLANKS S4JUS—-o OJFJCB

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