The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 17, 1891 · Page 10
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 17, 1891
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SPECIAL SALE! Of Samples of the following Goods: Ladies' and Ohildrens 1 Lace Collars, Aprons* Windsor Ties. Shirts. Handkerchiefs. Ladies' Black Lace Ties, Ladies' Colored Silk Ties. Ladies' White Mull Ties. Ladies' Chimesetts. Ladies' Blouse Waists. All the above Goods will be sold at once at Wholesale Prices, THE BEST BARGAINS EVER OFFERED IN THE NORTHWEST. WE ALSO HAVE A LARGE LOT OF Which we will sell Regardless of Cost. We will also sell our large stock of Clothing at a discount during this month. We invite every one to call in and see the bargains. Yours truly, Tolxxi cmb Stock IJarb. W11.SON, Editor. [Ideas are solicited f?om our farmer readers. Queries will be answered. Address to the Editor, Tames AVilson, Traer, Iowa.] Our coal is being used in Germany. Losses of cattle on the range last winter were few, but cattle on the range arc also few. The Pope of Rome is opposed to the socialistic theory that would abolish private ownership in property. school, commercial creamery, -teach live stock, field practice, horticulture, laws of heredity, feeding, and agricultural chemistry. Tho Iowa plan is to educate teachers for neighborhoods or other colleges. The controlling reason why irrigation is not practicable in most of tho dry country west of the Missouri is that the country lies too high. Bro. Bennett thinks we are behind the times in advocating the saw for dehorning instead of the acid. Well, try it, Bro. Bennett, try it. At a meeting of the chemists, held in London lately, it was admitted by the British Premier that no class of men do more for the comfort of mankind than the chemists. _ Sir James Kiltson tells British people • after looking us over carefully, that one of our workmen puts forth more effort in a day than one of theirs, and that they may expect still more expansion of American industries. _ _ The reciprocity now being negotiated with foreign countries will undoubtedly encourage all the manufacturing industries of the country, and that will make . working people to bny and use freely the products of the farm. A great saving will be brought about in calf rearing as soon as it is well understood how to replace the'butter fats with cheaper vegetable fats. Investigators are at work with it and we will hear moon what the results are. The calf may want a law requiring the pure article. Tin- experiment station at Ames tried to get beet seed from "Washington for Iowa farmers and did get thirty pounds. It then bought from the Oxuardsasmuch more as would put some in each distinct locality in the State. Tho department generously sent out printed instructions instead of seed. We see in Bradstreot's that three tons were imported from Germany and France and sent into Kansas and Nebraska, mostly. Will Uncle Jerry please tell us why Iowa is neglected? If the department under him will simply say Iowa need not apply, then we will take ample care of ourselves. We have read about everything printed on sugar beets in the West, and as far as soil and climate arc concerned Iowa is second to none. Whether labor can be had to thin and weed beets is another question. itors of some papers settle chunch questions is • as funny reading- as the farmers happen upon. Newspapers are looked to for news. If political they are expected to have political opinions, if agricultural they are supposed to write intelligently on farm affairs. Readers belong to tho several churches and can give reasons for their beliefs. It is very offensive to have heological doctrine, sacred to the family, ramplcd upon by the brogans of a polit- cal scribbler. Conservative church people are the anchors of society. Anarchy, socialism and other disrupting notions ire kept in check by people who have settled beliefs of duty to God and man. Many good citizens are not church members, but they never meddle when a re- igious society uses discipline against a disrupting brother. Some critics do not really know all the creeds by heart. If railway rates were maintained for five years without reduction, and no'com- peling lines built, railway stocks would go up lung distances, but arrange as they will, competition brings rates steadily down, and it is interesting to see railways thrive while they voluntarily reduce rates. Tin' United States has about a million acres in llax, and last year paid $2,188,0\!1 for S'.-ed. Statistician Dodge thinks we can gruw good liber here. Flax grow- inir follows wheat regularly. Tin- pioneer gnnvs both. Economists see the necessity of utilizing the liber. An entirely ni'W leaf must be turned over in this industry. l!ut iviVction suggests that llax liber, suirar and many other things wait For denser population. People are crowding into the cities here and in Great Britain, as the census shows in both countries. It is looked upon unfavorably by some people, and taken as an indication of the increasing wealth of cities and comparatively decreasing wealth of the rural population. We think otherwise. Improved machinery makes fewer hands to do farm work in the country, and surplus country population seeks the cities. Again, the farms have been developed faster than the other industries, and wages in the trades have been better than wages in the country, in tho United States. British shipping and manufacturing for all seas and lands grow the cities in that country. We think, however, that there will be a limit to decrease of rural population compared with urban growth. Our lands are becoming dearer, and more intensive agriculture will bo imperative to make them pay interest, and hence subdivision will follow. Burke, During our thirty-five years in -Iowa we have never known a farmer to make anything by dealing with traveling salesmen. The home dealer has reputation and responsibility. Tht itinerant has neither, nor is he going about for his health. The time will come when cheaper money and more education will turn the attention of the people of our smaller towns to home development in industrial directions. This will make local pride, and home merchants will get home trade as they should now where they are fair. The French are giving attention to agricultural education, but they halt at - a training on top of a district school education that would merely n't a boy to enter the course at Arm-s. This is about the best that is being done to educate farmers at most schools. The Iowa idea in this regard is to give all the science and literature taught tu students in other courses, and the benefit of a thorough training in practical agriculture under , six special instructors besides, so that a will be fitted to run a dairy We want to say a kindly word to owners of milking breeds. If you save everything for milkers without selecting, you will disappoint and be disappointed. Nothing but rigid selection and rejection ever built up a herd famous for anything and nothing but selection and rejection will keep it famous. We go farther and say that selection and rejection intelligently practiced long enough will make milkers of the beef breeds and beef cattle of the milk breeds, or a fair sample of both in one breed. There is no stopping- place for the breeder who aims at excellence, lie must keep on Selecting the best and rejecting the worst. This applies to horses and sheep and swine and poultry and even to dogs. We suppose selection would build up a decent breed of dogs, though what the use would be beyond rat catching wo can not guess. The Mark Lane Express tells of a suit brought in England by the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals against a man for cutting otf his horse's tail,—"docking," it is called. The society was beaten. Witnesses proved that docking is necessary and not cruel. There is a fine opening for American missionaries. The English people, have spent much money sending missionaries here in bygone days. Wu should reciprocate and wnd a score over there to compensate for good done America in the past. The idea of cutting off a horse's tail being a necessity! Think of it! Ninety per cent. of the horses' tails are cut off. A fearful relic of barbarism. They need light. We make this suggestion gratis to show appreciation of many attentions from our cousins across the water who deplore our backward civilization. The free hand manner in which-the oil Tho Farmers' Review tells us how to et manure that will have immediate effect and -good effect at the same iino. It is to make a loach like an ashes leach for soap making. We think this will be readily understood by everybody. Nothing is more familiar to Iowa people than the process of leaching the manure heaps. . The most valuable fertilizers are leached out of every particle of manure that the rains have access to. We would suggest putting tho manure on the fields first and let it go through the process there. Tho pastures of Iowa are nearly all too bare at this time of year. Nothing would do them so much good as to receive the, manure leachings. The very things that crops take from the soil are returned in this way. The amount paid for taxes is small compared with what is lost by manure leaching. There is concurrence of opinion that if tho manure be spread \ipon the pastures the leaching process saves all that is not returned to the soil by final decomposition. It would, however, be well to erect a leach and prove the benefit of the leachings. It would surely be a hint that would not be lost on the operator. T1IK 1SOYS. On the old subject of keeping boys on the farm we suggest hope held out. Let the young fellow have something of his own, and let the girl have something of her own. Buy a pedigreed animal of some kind and let its increase, go. regularly to the boy or girl. If you are ever tempted to steal it back remember original sin still operates, and stealing from one's own children is a very weak place with the regenerate. . We humans are queorly made. Whore the treasure is then! will the heart be also. So let a boy's mare or cow breed out. Let a bank account be started. Let foolish things bo done with money in your house. It is safe; Fiddles, bicycles—the Lord knows what all—let tho boys buy. You were a boy once. Ten chances to OIKS your boy will gather wit and steady down sooner than you did. Anyhow the home with home criticism is the safest place for a boy to first control money. Likely as not he will strike, ah economic gait and saw like a Barnum. But all this creates an interest in home. It is some place more than a workhouse, where boys are bound to stay until the law allows them to escape at their majority. This is one side of farm life. There is another, where over indulgence devitalixes, and it is a nice question in which direction the most mischief is done. Tire saving feature of the boy or girl is work, but work with hope. We notice an evil on the farm, where wealth comes, as it regularly does to the intelligent Iowa fanner, and the value of wealth is supposed to consist of idleness and indulgence to young folks instead of better education of bead and heart. This gives the State a very useless class of citizens, loud in dress anu manners, strangers to the industry that established <Uc family, acquainted esspenslro habits the old folks • were strangers to. The farm will not stay Ift their possession. Iowa lafmg are very particular about their ownership. Some- thow the acres prefer an Industrious, frit* ,gal ownership, and escape from fast ihorse, gambling, drinking owners who forget the good old ways ot the pioneer. A poor soil will hold a family longer than a rich one. Boya leave a poor soil to conquer whore they go by industry and frugality. Tho Iowa farmer must train to tho use of money gotten easily. This is tho responsibility of the fathers and mothers of to-day. Hoarding will hot teach proper lessons. Enlarged acres will not. Iowa is destined to have • ant' tnals suited to her pastures. This Is n loading study at present. What will that avail if tho children of the frugal immigrant ds to get tho home that our children will not be interested in ? Educate head and heart and hand toward the farm, or the next generation will see your grandsons begin where you began a generation ago, without your vigor or opportunity. ' SHEEP COMING. The importation of sheep for mutton, instead of the importation of horses or cattle, from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, seems to be the movement this summer. Tho West has studied the mutton sheep question from all standpoints, in all its bearings, and sees profit in turning cheap grasses and grains into high selling mutton. It has been discovered that very fine wool is found on the mutton sheep, so fine that 1,250 wool hairs are discovered to the inch, which comes very near to the finest Merino wool, that is popularly supposed to be,, the only fine wool sheep. The coming Iowa sheep will make our finest wools and our best mutton as well. This treads on a good many toes of a good many excellent people who preach against all common purpose animals, but it is a fact becoming quite well understood for all that. Our wide range of pastures and winter keeping, the possibilities of improvement by selection, the spirit of enterprise among our people, the lessons of improvement recorded in history, and the spur of necessity, all hold out reasonable hope that the western farmer will eventually bring about this result, and we will have fine wool grown on our fine mutton sheep. There is much to learn about it, and great inducements hold out to farmers to learn. The taste for good mutton is growing. It will supplant pork meats to some extent, and it should to a great extent. The fine wool mutton sheep will supplant the hog to some extent on our farms, and sensible farming demands more grass and less corn husbandry on the farm. There may be, and very likely will be, some money lost on the way to profitable sheep husbandly. It would seem wise to go into the business cau- tionslj*. A few pedigreed ewes will in a few years fill up all the space on the farm that sheep should occupy. A few will teach lessons as well as a larger number. Burt Republican t, IB. BURT, IOWA, JUNE 19, 1891. Oats 80®.88 Corn...... 88@.40 '" Butter .10 Hogs $4,00 Barley 48 Hay. 0.00 Cattle.. $2® $6.00 Wheat .00 Flax * .90 DR. Mc'COftMACK. Physician & Surgeon* BUM 1 , - IOWA. Dispenses Medicines. HOG CHOLEKA. If you notion, hog cholera rages in the fall most violently. There is less hoard in winter, spring or early summer of its ravages. It is undoubtedly true that all hog disease is not cholera that is incurable—the kind carried by germs, like small pox. Whatever is preventable, should not operate in the herd. The bulk of the deaths occur among the young shoats. We think there is a connection between stagnant water and loss of pigs, that needs more looking into than tho subject has had. Pigs die off after excessively hot weather. Scarcit}' of wa.tor, stagnant water, and all the pollutions to which water is subject operate together to kill the pigs. We know of a case where a farmer had his hogs in two places. One. lot run over 000 acres of grass and grove, with creek and sloughs. The other lot was confined in small yards and had water pumped to them. Disease attacked the hogs that had 000 acres with creek, slough and grove, and the hogs in the small yard were never affected. This happened repeatedly. The creek run low in the early fall and the hogs suffered from its impurities. This is the conclusion Ave came to. Whether the pigs died of a germ disease dr not we do not know. It is not necessary that they should. The foul water was enough to make them sick, and it did. Hogs in pasture are liable to dangers that hogs escape in small yards, and foul water is the main one. During very hot weather hugs, like other animals, drink often, and if the water is bad they can not do well. Hogs in pasture should be protected from all intrusion by dogs, or men, or other hogs. <j<;rm diseases can be carried to them easier than where they are yarded up. We have been impressed with the necessity of giving young shoats especial attention during the heated period. We think it would be wise to control' them and feed them regularly, as well as to see that they get good drinking water.' The common habit ut that season, which is the busiest of the year, is to let them take care of themselves. The mischief is done by over heating, bad water, chilling in wallows or other like fate, and the profits of the season are gone. We favor pastures, but the pasture may at this season have all the death traps we speak of. Whenever the pigs die we blame cholera. It is deadly, but it is not omnipresent. Other things will kill the shoats. Observe that the old hogs do not succumb in the fall so soon as shoats. Sometimes few of the old hogs will die, while most of the pigs or young ones will. Germ disease is no respecter of age. Old and young go with it So when the pigs die off mostly bad surroundings are to blame, aud now is the season to prej*re for this a#d guard against it. BVRT HOME NKtVS. Strawberry sociable to-night. Lee Clarke was a caller on Friday. Bennie May hew is at home this week. """Will Cook is off to Webster City for a day or so, Wm. Shaffer visited Algona Friday and Saturday. Bead what our business men have to say in the next column. Mr. and Mrs. August Markraft visited Algona Monday. a Dr. PiercY returned to his home in Linn county, yesterday. Geo. Marble is off to Iowa City, where his brother Frank is to graduate from the law school. E. K. Soper and wife, of Estberville, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs Easterly during the past week. Cady & Hallock sport a new sign which is visible to the naked eye when you go by on a running horse. The Ladies of the M. E. society will give a strawberry social at the new house of Mr. Nicholson's to-night. The Chilclrens' day exercises held last Sunday in both churches were largely .attended and proved to be very interesting. A girl of standard weight arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cady Monday, morning. That accounts for the unusual amount of good humor in the countenance of Mr. Cady. C Dr. A. J. Piercy arrived last Thursday at the bedside of his nephew, Elwin Davidson, who is very low. • From an interview with Dr. Piercy we learn that there is hope for his recovery. The annual gopher picnic at Sod Town was held at Jay Grover's Friday last and was a pleasant affair. A large crowd was present and the picnic was a success. Mr. Grover has a pleasant grove for such occasions and the Fourth of July picnic, which will soon be here, will call a still larger crowd to enjoy the cool retreat of this grove which is just the thing for a good celebration. Probably no town in. northern Kossuth at this time offers so many inducements to new enterprises as our thriving village of Burt. There is much improvement going on in all northern Kossuth, and our surrounding country and town are not behind in this respect. Our town is small and our territory is large. No railroads will cross us east and west, thereby allowing no new tows to cut our territory short on either side. Our settlers are some of the oldest of the county, an item, worth considering when you talk about new enterprises. Our county is pushing the town and more business is transacted in Burt than any other town of its size in all Kossuth county. Our base ball nine has received several communications from the "Mo- docs," of Wesley, in which the Wesley boys have tried to make arrangements for a game and have our boys meet them half way. The Wesley team suffered defeat at the hands of the Burt J. B, CORK, Real Estate Agi BtJitT, IOWA, Good farms for sale. BENEDICT & ALLEN,. Millinery & Dressmaking 1 .. BUB*, IOWA. A good assortment of the ; latest style's- in millinery goods always on hand. $2.50 Shoe. We call special attention to our Ladies" $2.50 Shoes. They are equal to many $3 shoes now on the market. Also a good' one for $2.25. Our mens' $3 shoes can't be beat anywhere. A good Plow Shoe for $1.25. Come in and see us; we will' save you money. Cady & Hallock, Leading Grocers ( Burt has a Furniture' Store. Buy your furniture of W. M. Cook. good stock and reasonable prices, ' boys last Fourth on their own grounds and a return game has never been played. If a return game is to be played it is the Wesley boys' turn to come and play on our diamond. But this they do not care to do, and are all the time talking about meeting them half way, and on Sunday, too. Now. there is no half way business about our home nine and they also have some regard lor the Sabbath. The "Modocs," of Wesley, are and have been invited to come over onto our diamond and play a return game. It's put up or shut up. NICHOLSON & BDELL Sells Groceries and General Merchandise at BED ROCK prices. G-EO. E. MARBLE Still runs a AT BURT. Fresh Groceries always on hand and a< good assortment of General Merchandise. IB BUILD? "\VKDBEB. Mr. Fred Wilcox and Miss. Clara Coffin, second daughter 9f C. S. Coffin, were married at the residence of the brides' parents, last Wednesday evening, June 10th. The ceremony took place at eight oclock, and was performed by Rev. Ward of Bancroft. At the close of tbe ceremony the guests repaired to a large bowery and partook of an elegant supper, prepared by Mrs. Coffin and daughter Mrs. J. G. Graham, of Bancroft. Mr. Wilcox is in the employ of the Burt Creamery Company, and the newly married couple are to occupy the neat little cottage lately erected by the company near the creamery. About one hundred invited guests were present at the wedding, and left behind the following presents to tell of their esteem: Mr. and Mrs.. F. H. Paine and Rose-^Oake " Mr.'andMrs. E.McWhovter— Fruit dish tidy. Mr. and Mrs. M. Owen and Family— Silver butter knife and fruit disli. Mr. and Mrs. D. Palne-Water set, Delia Mann-Silver butter knife. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wilcox, Illinois-Set of dishes. , ... Mr. and Mrs. 1 . Ames— Set of glass dishes and Cll ii\ 1* Mr.' and Mrs, K. D. Wilcox, Clerkville, Iowa- Silver tea set. , . , Mr. and Mrs. C. 8. Coffin-Carriage horse and silver tea spoons. MniidaJohudon-Glass fruit dish. Mr and Mrs. J. G. Graham and f . J. Byrne- Silver cake basket, Mr. and Mrs. Mayhew, Mr. and Mrs. H. Gu- liuui. O. P. McDonald, M. li. Stoddavd and Wm Cook— Plush sofa. , . ,. Mr, and Mrs. E. Bacon, Mr. aud Mrs. A.ngus "Mr.'aud Mvs. 8, Nicholson-Table eloth. Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Marble-Bed spread. Mrs. Aim AVllson aud daughter — PaU' of lovely vases.v tv> . , Mr; and Mrs. L. Stockwell— Bed spread. Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Keith- Pair of towels. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Paiue-Napkins. Mr. and Mrs, A. L. Seely -Bed spread. Mr. aud Mrs. I, J. Bruer, Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Bruer, Peter, Aggie and Laura lleuiev— Flush r °Mr."lud U Slri. W. E. Jordan. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Campbell, Mr. ami Mrs. G. N. Graham, Chas. Pettlboue and Anule Heck— Silver iruit Carl McClellan and Ben Mayhew-Ceater table. Grandma Miller-Silver sugar scoop. Mr. aud Mrs. B. F. Wlckwfre-^.IWe cloth. Mr. and Mrs. It. Fitch-Bet of salt and pep- If so come and see ine and get prices on Hardware. And remember I keep on hand a complete line of SHELF and'HEAVY HARDWARE, Tinware, footer are,' Stoves, Etc,, BURT, G. B. WHITNEY, IOWA. -AT THE- BURT HOTEL! M, L. MAYHEW, Proprietor. Good Accommodations. Livery and, Feed Stable in connection with hotel. The Burt Meat Market, ELVIDCE BROS. Props, Fresh and Cured Meats Always cm Hand, CASH PAIP FOR HIDES, $1,000 Address: Can be made in 6 months gelling Tjmlson's Atlases, Charts awa Wall Maps. Particulars free. H, C TUNM, Chicago, Ills. uapklus. We liave it: AD elegant Dress goods at price.8 that *re and eel Call Notice. Notice is hereby given to all paries Interested, that on the 4th day of March, 1891. the undersigned was appointed by the Circuit Court of Kossuth County, Iowa, executor of the last will aud Testament of tfredrlcl? Kochfc'dauz. deceased, late of said county. All persons indebted to said estate will make payment to the undersigned, and thoae having claims against the same, will present them. Pjgperly authenticated, tp the said Court to* .?%*?.? A*,4. l .B?n?» Ko ,, . 9>wa, this

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