The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 15, 1891 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 15, 1891
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\ AGRICULTURAL HINTS. COMBINATION BUILDING. A Combined Workshop, Poultry House and Summer Pig Pen. The illustrations herewith show a Combined workshop, poultry house and summer pig pen, that has many points Of excellence. A perspective view oi the structure is presented in Fi#. 1 anc the^round plan in J3H#. 2. The work fiho'p is at one end where a good light can be secured. It has large double doors so that a wagon or cart may be run in for repairs or temporary shelter The eggs from the poultry house can be gathered in the shop, by placing a fcinged board in the partition behind FIG. '!.—PEnspEorrvB VIEW. the nests—a very convenient and cleanly plan. There is no ceiling to the workshop, there being no attic floor of eir this part of the building. This jives room to hoist sleighs, sleds and other articles of winter use • and store them for the summer over tho poultry and swine quarters. A ring, or hook, is securely fastened to the ridge pole from which slaughtered pigs may be suspended for dressing. The poultry house is placed in the middle to secure warmth in winter. A yard is also ar ranged for them behind the building, •s is also a pig yard. Many farmers s! FIG. 2.—GROUND PLAN. keep pigs only from spring till fall. In this case the movable partition in the front of the pen may be removed when the swine have been slaughtered. The floor is then thoroughly cleaned anc littered, when it will provide an excellent place for the fowls to scratch for grain during the winter. The large doors should of course be kept open during the warm, pleasant portion o: the day, particularly if they face the south as is intended. This open shec for fowls is specially important if eggs are desired in winter, in regions where snow lies thick upon the ground.— 'American Agriculturist. SELECTING SWINE. JPoIntg to Be Considered by Farmers Living in a Cold Climate There is no better time to oast about for such pigs as experience tells us are required for winter weather in a cole climate. In other lines of business men are on the alert to discover whal things in use have faults, and require . to be eliminated from one's business. The question of fitness stands first. Tradition cuts no figure, and simply that a thing has acquired a foothold upon the premises has no weight with any sensible man, provided the article is not the best thing in use for the purpose for which it is kept. A pig without any hair will go through winter— may do so with some protection and good feeding without manifest suffering. But this does not prove that a good coat of hair is not required; that the beast may not need extra rations .and warm shelter during severe [weather. The swine owner knows |that if he feels uncomfortable at night under a single blanket, he draws a ' second one over him. A like rule for securing comfort would induce the pig to draw a second blanket over him, if he could do this and had the blanket within reach. But in this direction he is utterly helpless. The only dependence the pig has for comfort, whose destiny is to go through the next^ winter, supposing that he is to "rough it" is, first, upon whether figuratively, he has two blankets or only one over him;' and second, as to whether his rations will be suitable and abundant for such exposure. Certain pigs of the spring litter already show how well or how illy they are adapted to meet cold weather without showing great discomfort Very few essentials cover all the points. Large vital organs, namely, lungs and digestive organs, with the liberal outer coating referred to, are essentials.—Prairie Farmer. TIck» on the Lambs, Lambs will aot thrive when they are Infested with ticks. To get rid of these, the lambs may be dipped in a kerosene emulsion made as follows: Half a pound of common soap is cut up into shavings and dissolved in one gallon of boiling water. Half a pint of kerosene oil is then added and thoroughly mixed to a creamy emulsion. This is poured on to the lamb's back and guided and worked down through the wool until it is saturated and every part of the body is reached by the liquid. If there are many lambs, a Sufficient quantity of the emulsipn is made and put in a small tank, into which the lamb is dipped and well rubbed to distribute the liquid all over it except the head. This is a cheap and safe preparation, costing about two cents for each lamb. For a small flock, a dozen or so, it is a good plan to go over each fleece and kill each tick and the eggs with a small pair of scissors. Why Farmer* Should Live Well. If a good dietary is not the chief end of life it comes ^eighty near being so in hundred* of thousands of instances, and especially so with all that labor in the open air, hence a good garden, a good orchard and a quantity of poultry are of first economy on a farm. Health and strength depend largely upon these articles of diet, and a farmer may »nd should supply them himself, indeed, we have ftp hesitancy in saying fchal both wealth and IIP- DEPTH FOR GRASS SEED. fresh Comments on- & Subject That Ha» Keen UUciiMed l<Jr Yenra. Some discussion has recently taken place on the proper depth for covering grass seed, and a writer in a late exchange states that he has had a free growth of timothy from at least two inches depth of soil, and clover seed has come up when buried four inches deep. This statement does not agree with the results of the series of measured experiments made some years ago by the writer of this note,.in a soil consisting of a strong, finely-pulverized loam. Grass seed as small as that of timothy rarely came up from a depth of an inch, and half an inch was as great as its germination could be relied on. One inch in depth was sufficient for clover, and at a greater depth it rarely grew. These were the results of counting and accurate measuring. When the covering was nearly all sand instead of strong soil, the young plants wouW reach the surface from a greater depth; but for a strong and finely-pulverized loam the above-mentioned depths could not be exceeded. Superficial observers, however, malca the mistake of not ascertaining what portions of the seed grow, and how many remain dormant in the soil. Ths writer above referred to recommends common square harrow with large teeth for covering the seed, on the supposition that all will grow from four inches of soil. This opinion was doubtless adopted from observing the small portion of the seed near the surface and supposing that it represented the whole. If the heavy harrow buried them at all depths from the surface down to four inches, at least three-fourths would be too far down to grow. If a peck is sown to an acre, there will still be seed enough near the surface for a fair representation of the whole number. If the heavy harrow sends them down to all depths within four inches, at least three-fourths will be too deep to grow. But a peck of clean timothy seed contains no less than ten million seeds; and over a million growing seeds would not only give the appearance of a successful' crop, but would satisfy the superficial observer that all were growing and none were buried too deep. A crop of ten million plants to the acre would be over sixty thousand to the square rod and more than two hundred to the square foot, and if a fifth part grew there would still be more than forty plants to the square foot. No wonder then that a uareless observer would suppose that all his seed were actually growing from all the way down to four inches in depth. It may be cheaper and more economical of labor to put on another dollar's worth of timothy seed ancTharrow it in with a common coarse harrow and lose three-fourths of it, than to take the additional care and use the extra labor to harrow it in like the hand labor of a garden bed. But the owner should understand well what he is doing, and know that a small amount of seed, cloddy ground and rough harrowing will not be so likely to give him success as a finely pulverized and rich soil. —Country Gentleman. AGRICULTURAL NOTES. REDUCE the number of fences on your farm. VENCES on a farm like corners in a house are what cost. BETTER have grass than weeds along the roads through your farm. DRAG the potatoes before high enough to cultivate with cultivator. FARMERS do not use the harrow enough. Keep it in the corn field from the time the corn is planted till you can use the cultivator to advantage. GRUMBLING and discontent are, unhappily, general features of life, both in town and country. Men are apt to think that the position of other men, or as we say their "fate," is preferable to their own.—Farm, Field and Stockman. IF farmers who have no specialty could overcome the fear that keeps them holding on in so many places that they cannot tell which supports them, and decide what they and their farm are best adapted to and put their faith and energies in one direction and stick to it they would be more successful in the end.—Manchester Union, THE first glimpse of a farmer's homestead gives us an index to the character of its inmates. No matter how plain the dwelling, if it be adorned with flowers, vines and blossoming shrubs, we know that it is the abode of persona of taste and true refinement. Nor does this necessitate any great expenditure either of time or money.—Country Gentleman. EXCELLENT FEED BIN. Its Designer Explrtlus Just How It Can Be ftlatle. A feed bin for holding several kinds of feed is sent to Farm and Fireside by Mr. D. S. Fulton, Hanlin, Pa. It is n four sections, two stories (upper and lower). The lightest food, such aa A FEED BIN. >rau, is put in the upper section* the >ottoins of which are in two • pturta ,4 4), one horizontal and the other a»op- ng, with four-inch space between ihew, so as to insert the hand to draw out the feed. Divisions are shown which may be omitted, however, if only iwo kinds of feed are used. The lid to ;he lower story (A) is hinged by push- ng a bolt in a hole at each end, and » i» ftttMfe4 to a* m, vm i* a»p DOMESTIC CONCERNS. —If you pvnir bo'Hng water over the tomatoes and allow them to stand •.while you can easily remove the skin. —All jellies and preserves should be put in the jars while lukewarm, as the jelly or sirup, if it be thick, breaks after it has become cold; the jars should be left open till the next day. —Egg Crackers: Five eggs, one cup of sweet milk, one-half teaspoonful of soda, one and one-half cups of butter, mix with flour, knead twenty minutes roll thin, cut any desired shape and bake.—Detroit Free Press. —Potato Turnovers: Mix about a pint of hot mashed potato with one egg, season to taste and, roll it in flour. Make it into balls and press or roll them out thin: put a tablespoon of meat, minced and seasoned, on one half; fold over and press the edges together, and brown on each side in butter or sausage fat.—Boston Budget. —Cocoa: Six tablespoonfuls of cocoa to each pint of water, as much milk as water. Rub cocoa smooth in a little cold water; have ready on the fire a pint of boiling water, stir in cocoa paste, boil twenty minutes, add milk, boil five minutes, stirring often; sweeten in cups to suit the different tastes.— Housekeeper. —To bake potatoes, wash them very clean, dry them with a towel and lay them in a good oven. They will need about two hours to get done. By baking them you get all the nutriment they contain. They are also the most wholesome, since in baking a part of their starch is already turned into sugar, and thus some of the work to be done'by digestion is performed beforehand. —Salts of lemon and oxalic acid are doubtless excellent for removing stains from linen, but they are such deadly poisons that one dislikes to think of their use even in the most careful of hands. A little common salt sprinkled on an ink spot, iron rust, or other sta-in and then thoroughly wet with lemon juice and exposed to the sun will do as effective work as the poisons. Renew the application if required.—Old Homestead. —Baked Tomatoes: Stem and scald four large, red tomatoes; cut with a sharp knife into very thin slices. Sprinkle, in a pudding dish, a layer of bread crumbs; over this place a layer oi tomatoes, then a sprinkling of salt and pepper, several bits of butter, and a few pieces of chopped onion. Continue this until the top showa a layer of tomato. Now beat two eggs briskly with a seasoning of salt, and pour over the tomatoes. Lastly, spread with butter and a quarter inch^of bread crumbs. Bake twenty-five minutes.—Good Housekeep ing. —Delicious Peach Cream: Take one pound of canned peaches, one-half pound of sugar, and rub through a sieve, the peaches being cooked very soft. Soak half a package of gelatine for an hour in enough cold water to cover; then stir into it a teacupful of rich milk or cream, which should be boiling hot; and when well dissolved add it to the hot marmalade. When pretty cool and before it becomes firm, beat the peaches smooth and stir in it a pint of whipped cream. Dip a mold into cold water, fill it with the mixture, and set it away to grow firm. Turn out and serve with a garnish of pre served peaches.—Ladies' Home Journal, THE BLACK VEST. A Fashionable Fancy for Light Wool Gowns. Another fancy considered extremely stylish is that of putting a vest of black mousseline de soie in. wool gowns of very light colors. Thus a Newport dress of pinkish-mauve veiling has a round bodice, with short Figaro front turned back in little revers from a full- gathered vest of black silk muslin; this vest is set under a short square yoke and collar of white Irish lace of very open pattern, and is gathered in at the waist line under a girdle of the lace, which is quite narrow there, but widens gradually on the sides to form a broad corselet in the back; a little coat frill of the lace is set on just in the middle of the back. The high collar is a straight puff of the black mousseline, with a bit of the white lace above it, fastened in the back under a small bow of mousseline. The skirt, with bias seam down the back, is cut slightly long. A lovely house gown of yellow crepon—the design woven in bayadere stripes—has a similar vest of black chiffon, with yoke, corselet, and collar of white guipure lace studded with jet cabochons. The black vest is also seen in expensive gowns of mohair in light tan or beige ahades. Black surah brocaded with blue or with pink blossoms forms the vest, a single breadth being laid across the front of the fitted lining, and hooked under the left side of a jacket bodice. This bodice has longer jacket fronts than ithose just described, with coat skirts at the back slashed below the waist, and lined with silk like that of the vest. A row of large jet nail- heads passes around the waist in the back, then is slipped under the jacket fronts, and reappears on the edge of the vest. A c.ream-tinted rough straw bonnet with thia dress is nearly flat, with th»< printed front trimmed with uprig-ht loops of jet beads wired to keep them in place. Black velvet ribbon is drawn back along the sides, and raised in loops at the back, then forms strings that are crossed under the chin, and carried up to meet just below the back of the bonnet, where they are fastened with fancy brooches. Other mohair dresses for summmer wear at the seashore are in clear shades of gray, with piping of black satin edging the revers front of the jacket bodice and the pocket slips, and also set at the top of a false hem on the skirt. The vest or shirt is of a pretty flowered foulard of light gray or cream ground, strewn with leaves or other design in pink, blue or brown. This is gathered to a turned-over collar of the foulard, and shirred at the waist* falling a few inches below, ajd belted by bj&ck satin ribbou conjjng ifom the side seams, and tied in a feB* & Jron*. TWO pointed THE JULY WIDE AWAKE Is a good number for hammock and veranda reading for old and young, as some of the tempting titles show. One of thb interesting 1 features is an illustrated article concerning a famous piece of the handiwork of one of Hawthorne's characters, "Deacon Shem Drowne," of the talc of "Hrowne's "Wooden Image;" the WIDE AWAKC article (in two parts) relates to "Ye Boston Grasshopper " namely, the big gilded ••feature which forms the Faneuil Hall •vcathcr-vanc, and is written by Lu- Jinda J. Gregg and Elizabeth Browne McPhcrson, the latter a descendant of j Hawthorne's Browne; it gives portraits ' of the Grasshopper and of Peter Faneuil, and views of the three Faneuil Halls. Other interesting illustrated articles are "Amy Robsart's Embroidery, and the Gates of Warwick;" and "Pussy in Private Life," by Eleanor Lewis; notable mention of notable cats of notable people. There are two illustrated stories, specially good reading for the Fourth, "The Anti-Boy Picnic," by Helen A. Hawley, and "The Rognies' Path," by James McKay, the latter a historical tale of two plucky children. The serials are of goodly lengt'u: "Five Little Peppers Grown Up;" "Miss Matilda Archambeau Van Dora," and the Italian child-life serial. The short ten- minute articles include "A Rush Light," by Amanda B. Harris, "Sea Daisies," by Mary E. Bamford, "The Chimney Swallow," by Rose Dalton, "Horology Problems," by E. H. Hawley of the Smithsonian Institution, "Figure, Drawing for Children," by Miss Rimmer, and others. And there are several bright pieces of verse, suited to the popular taste. The four pages of "Men and Things" are highly enjoyable. WIDE AWAKE is $2.40 a year; 20 cents a number. A specimen (back number) w ill be sent on receipt of 5 cents. D, I othrop Company, Publishers, Boston. Easy to Reach JVTanitou. . A Pullman Car now runs from Chicago to Manitou Springs without change via the Santa Fe Route. It passes through Kansas City, Pueblo and Colorado Springs. It leases Dearborn Station, Chicago, on the Denver Limited at six o'clock p. m. and reaches Manitou at half past eight the second morning. No other line can offer this accommodation. You must change cars on any other line. Pullman Palace Cars are run by the oanta Fe Route without change from Chicago to Las Vegas, Hot Springs, Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Manitou and many other Rocky Mountain Summer Re- Borts to which Excursion tickets arc beine sold at 212 Clark Street, Chicago. To Colorado via Burlington Koute—Only Ono Night on the Ko'ad. Leavo Chicago at 1:00 P. M., or St. Louis at S :25 A. M., and arrive Denver 6:15 P. M the nexD du.y. Through Sleepers, Chair Cars and Dining Cars. All Railways from the East connect with these trains and with similar trains via Burlington Route to Denver, leaving Chicago at 0:10 P. M., St. Louis at 8:15 P. M., and Peoria at 8:20 P. M. and 8:00 P. M. All trains daily. Tourist, tickets are now on sale, and can be had 01 ticket agents of all roads and at Burlington Route depots in Chicago, Peoria and St Louis. There is no better place than Colorado for those seeking rest and pleasure. Nc, ETHEL, you are mistaken. The phrase, "a literary treat," has no reference to the seUlng up of books by the printer.—Indianapolis Journal. Gratifying to All. Tuts high position attained and tbo universal acceptance and approvalof the pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs, as tho most excellent laxative known, illustrate the value of the qualities on which its success is based and are abundantly gratifying to the California Fig Syrup Company. Ian hen-pecked husband who misses a train he has promised his wife to return on "catches it" when ho gets home.— Boston Courier. 'THE SOUDAN" has opened at McVicker's r»w Theater, Chicago, and will continue t.ll Aug. 22. Joseph Jefferson calls it "a •wonderful play magnificently acted." No one should fail to see it. THE seashore and the mountains are in for their annual fight, and so far the seashore is showing the most sand.— Elmira Gazette. ^Wirr don't you try Carter's Little Liver fills* They ore a positive cure for sick headache, and all the ills produced by disordered liver. Only ono pill a dose. - • - BUDOLET says 1 he most difficult part of a armking song is the "refrain."— Bineham- tou Republican. PIMPLES are inexpressibly mortifyinsr. Remedy— Glenn's Sulphur Soap. Hill's Hair and Whisker Dye, 50 cents. THE "crank" is the only man who is always what he is "cracked up to be "— Columbus Post. Do NOT purge nor weaken the bowels, but aet specially 611 tho liver and bile. A perfect liver corrector. Carter's Little Liver Pills. • IN aquatic disturbances the sculler is apt to bo an oar-struok man.—Boston Courier. ADVICE to stage-struck young ladies- think before you act.—Peck's Sun. 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Tliey act gpeclflcall? on ««*s| liver, Rtoitmck and 1>owelft, cnu*lna aflnMt " flovir of Rantrlc .Juice, which la CRScntinl t* • good digestion and rccular bowel*. ,V Don't Fear Now* Rev. R. BnrtH, Mntmtn,Fla., »ay»t "IS Pills are held in liljth repute n* alaver alator. I hardly know how we cottld alonjr without them. Chills ana ftov«rfcta*w lost their dread. Our people take ono «r tanfcj| doses of the Pills, and follow It with ~ Kralns of quinine, divided In three dow Inirtheday. The chill never return*." Tutt's Liver _ __ OUEE CHILLS AND FEVEB, Price, 25c. Office, 39 & 41 Park Place,*. 1 POWDERED AND PEBCtMBHfe (PATBNTH»> A» Tho strongest and purest lymw made. Will make the &e8Cpac&| 1 uincd Hard Soap in 20mta«to*?| without boi'iri'/. It is the tMSlMiJ for cleansing waste pipes, <H*«|j infecting sinks, closets, "wastfc«l ing bottles, paints, trees* ete8*| PEOTA. SALT ITPQ- d Gen. 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