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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 29, 1891
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AGRICULTURAL HINTS. MANGER.EATING HORSES. to Kcftp Thorn from Destroying tho Woodwork la Stithies. Nearly all horses get the habit df biting the post, rail, fence or tree to which they are tied, and such habits are so industriously practiced in the stable that the manger and woodwork are sooner or later demolished. Mr. J. A. Oillen, PRODUCING PORK. 1. HOLDING IS A STALL. 'Philadelphia, desires to learn how to prevent the effects of this habit. As less or more feed, less or more %vorlc will not do it, iron mangers, racks, fastenings and fenders will at least nave the marring and damage to the stables. We give herawith an illustration of a fastening (Fig. 1) that will prevent horses from doing damage any whe r e. Two rings with ropes and snap at lo w e r end fastened so far apart as to hold the horse's head from reach ing anything to bite is a good rem- Ks. 2. POST FOB HOLD- ed .- v or guard. INO. High posts with .... a long cross-bar «aving the above fastenings, as seen in (Fig. 2, will save the destruction of young shade trees, posts, fences and jraluable fruit trees. Unless trees are fcoxed eight or ten feet high, unrestrained horses will injure them. The habit originates in the practice of unnecessarily confining or imprisoning the best and most faithful friend of man, the horse. Box stalls with iron rack and manger will doubtless modify the habit of tho hoise in eating the .woodwork of the stable. A variety of feed wnl also often ameliorate this harmful disposition. In summer, every stabled horse should get frequent bite's ot grass.—American Agriculturist. It HOMEMADE CHEESE. Whatever May Bo Said Against It, Pays to Miike It. It is not popular to advocate private dairy work to-day, but the making of cheese at home is not yet relegated to the past, and there are those who are willing to engage in any honorable labor that will pay. In some households it is still profitable and there is no reason why it should not be followed where there is plenty of help in the house. I would not propose a business that will overburden the household. I am dealing with a matter Which concerns the rank and file of country people. Those who can attend to its demands will find private cheese making profitable. Happily in this work the men and boys cau lend a useful hand and relieve the women from the heavy work. Milk is never so perfect as when first drawn from the cow and never so well again adapted to cheese making. The sooner it is curded the more and better cheese it will make. There is no difficulty in grasping the fat of the milk and transferring it to the richness of the cheese if the work is begun as soon as the milk is drawn. Eight pounds of milk will average 1 pound of domestic jg-reen cheese through the season. In my dairy 7 pounds from spring fresh cows have given 1 pound of cheese, while from fresh cow's .fed oa hay in March 8% to 9 pounds are required. Computing the value of milk per hundred weight in this work as in the associated system we get from 100 pounds of milk 11 pounds of early cheese ready for market, an average for the season of 13 pounds and in September 1SK pounds. For the first named early cheese at 14 cents, $1.64, from the 13 pounds average at 12 cents, 31.44 and for the 18K pounds of September or October cheese at 13 cents, $1.63. So the return per 100 pounds runs from «1.44 to $1.63, a much better price than Is obtained by many who ship their milk for peddling. It is difficult to compute the cost of making cheese in the private dairy. As usually carried on, the work is done chiefly by those whose time would not otherwise be employed for cash returns. Ifrom the fact that home cheese making opens a way of turning labor into * cash form it is especially desirable. Aside from the better product and higher price, there is the advantage from private work that the farm gets the benefit of the whole operation, including the cost of making, as well as the value of the milk. Of course this kind of dairying can only be recommended where there is plenty of labor —Secretary Z. A. Gilbert, Maine Board of Agriculture. ttnlolt Money (n Lite-Stock t'm illy found In *!_„... Spring pi ffa during the first three 01 lour months of their existence may b< grown and developed in frame by constant pasturage, and feeding 'twice uaily on slops made of bran and shorts, mixed with a small amount of rye) corn or barley and oats. In place of rye and barley, peas may be substf tutod. Constant access to wood ashe and salt is desirable. The best plan i, to provide a V-shaped hopper about i feet deep, 4 by 6 feet on top and 0 by • toot at bottom, opening into a trougl or shallow box at the bottom, the lat ter about 7 by 2 feet, and with edges of trough 'A inches higher than bottom of nopper, thus guarding the mixture of ashes and salt from waste. When the s reach 150 days' age, and new corn can be had, it may be the principal toocl, with only an occasional meal of the other grain for variety. But pasture should be continued for sixty days longer. If the hogs by this time do not weigh on an average at least 200 pounds, they may be pastured and fed a month or more longer to reach that weight. J-ney should, sold at 7 months or 8 months of age, especially if corn is worth more than 40 cents per bushel. With cheap corn, moderate weather and a "glutted market," one may feed such hogs through December and January, possibly through February, for a better market. But it seldom pays to feed fat hogs after 9 months of age and the attainment of over 280 pounds, especially in winter. Of course after the ground is frozen, and in the absence of blue grass for grazing, ensilage once a day is a good ration; or in the absence of the ensilage, clover hav (which has been put up green from the owath) may be given as a variety meal. It is best usually to steam it, 'though the hogs eat it well dry. But remember the ashes all along, as well as the salt. It is needed in building strong bone to maintain the heavy pork carcass. Following this policy'one should hare thoroughbred pigs (not necessarily from a show hog, but from choice parentage). The parents need not be registered and numbered, but should bo eligible. For each pig to be grown into pork, from one-eighth to one-third acre of pasturage is required, usually about one-fourth acre; 300 pounds bran and shorts, 200 pounds oats, 200 pounds rye, barley or pea meal, and 8 to IS bushels of shelled corn. With all conditions favorable, the above provisions ought to grow at least 200. to 230 pounds of pork in addition to weight of pig at one month's age. In many cases the excellence of the pasture will render all the above unnecessary; in other cases, deficient grazing may require more than the above to bring the hog to a profitable pork product.—Cor. Orange Judd Farmer. si The Leading Story of the August Wide Awake, ( A delightful reminiscence of Lafayette's • last visit to America, la contributed by Sarah O. Jewett; it is entitled "Peg's . Little Chair," and has a full-page illustration byGarrett. "The Bride's Bouquet" is a charming story of a good deed, and "The Silent Lie" is an admirable school story. "Pokeberry Juice and Mullein," by Kate Upson Clark, is a little tale that reveals some of the funny toilet secrets of country girls a generation ago. "Mr. Brown's Playfellow," by J. Lesley Rhees, "Shells of Sea and Land," by Will M. Clemens, "The Poppy Bee," by Mrs. Hall, and "How to Dry Starfishes," by Louisa Lyndon, are good short articles for the lovers of natural history. "How the Cossacks Play Polo" is a terrible and dramatic story of a Eussian field-sport indulged in by officers of the Imperial Guard; it is by M adame de Meissner of the Eussian legation. "What Seven Indian Boys Did" is a true account of some knowledge-loving Alaska boys, by Francis C. Sparhawk. Margaret Sidney's "Peppers" serial in this number has all the interest of a good novel. "Miss Matilda Archambeau Van Dorn," the serial by Miss Cumings, is full of amusing developments. "Marietta's Good Times" are really good 'times. "Men and Things" pages abound with original anecdotes. The poems are by Kate Putnam Osgood, Maria Johns Hammond, Eli Shepperd, Jane Ellis Joy and Richard Burton. Especially good things for veranda reading are the Margaret-Patty Letter, by Mrs. William Claflin, and the fine ballad by Mrs. Harriet Prescott Spofford, "Pope's Mother at Twickenham." Wide Awake is $3.40 a year; 20 cents a number. A specimen (back number) will be sent on receipt of 6 cents. D. Lothrop Company, publishers, Boston. ENTERTAINING VARIETY. Its Excellent QaalUtes » — — -~j-r---«,,»» vt*v ^^«*AJAV4JJlC «iiT" """• remedy Syrup of Figs. It is Phasing to the eye, and to the taste and bv ES ^ ?. cti , ng on the kidneys, liver ana h ,°wels, it cleanses the system effectually nerenv ni«nmnH»,f»+v.« health and .."Poon Jigsbyl He has lost his mind." on?.-°5», B l I SP ri ?? a - to hear '*• 1 knew long ago that his head was cracked. "—Indianapolis Journal • A. Model Railway. The Burlington Route. C., B. & O R R operates 7000 miles of road, with termini in Pit, /°\ T, fc ' Louis ' If* Pau1 ' Omaha, Kansas City and Denver. For speed, safety, comfort, equipment, trade, and efficient service it has no equal. The Burlington gains new patrons, but loses none. ™»M di P lom at who said that tale-bearers could not occupy high places never saw a monkey go for acocoanut tree.— Elmira Ga- 'ZGttO. m. n ? v*}? al -? 8 P Prompt and positive B ' ok che, biliousness, const!- r, , , ' r P a ' n "» the side, and all liver trou- Cfarter'a Little Liver Pills. Try them. whue a woman is iuv.7s.kY7 *— B J" B ""•" the enthusiasm with SffivttEffCtS 081 " u —y** 1 * flirts are to be dealt with ttt w osgapor-frdf jSgSSL Let D0 juty 4Wut in of a §& a ij&gwr HUl'B Han- and Whisker pjff 50 centf IT is the unloaded guns that always go off It is different with men.—N. Y.^Recoraer.' PilV^i? 116 can teke Carter's Little Liver ra^syrysis ss»s» ULCERS, CANCERS, SCROFULA, SALT RHEUM, RHEUMATISM, BLOOD POISON. atecaso aristo « ly treated by nutonl08 «* CJF! Books on Blood and Skin Diseases free. Printed testimonials application. Address Swift Specific ATLANTA. OA. -v The Soap that Cleans Mosri is Lenox. .•Away with the wash-board WfT^-i Use && and NEW MILKING STOOL. It Is tight, Durable, Convenient Easily Made. Here is a milking stool invented by me, which is light and durable and very convenient, as it holds the pail securely in its place. It is easily made and when finished has a neat appear- ance. For the top of the stool take a good oak boafd about an inch thick and 8 or 10 inches wide by 12 long, tapering- slightly to the front. Next take two pieces of oak or other hard wood about 3 by 8 inches and 12 inches long-, for legs. The front ones can be made smaller. A is a board half an inch thick and 16 inches Ion?, fastened at B by sawing notches about a quarter of an inch deep in the leg and securely fastened to it by a couple of small nails. C is a piece of metallic hoop which I have to admit the bucket easily. . D is a piece of stouter iron, fastened to X and Y by rivets.—G. F. Bastian, in N. E. Homestead. POSTHOLE PUNCH. A Good Thing: to Have. This is a handy block for resting 1 a team on the hills. It is made from a piece of scantling 4 by 4 inches; 5 by 5 will answer better if the hills are very steep, and 13 inches long, 4 hole was bored 'through it near the end, in which * handle was secured long enough to place the block tehind the wagon when Standing by the front of the team. This allows, 4he driver to place and remove the block with one band, while holding the liaes W jth the other. The handle fan be fitted i n the bocliet of the brake lever when not in use.— Farm and Howe, THE'best piaa of -feeding bones to poultry is to pound tfeejn up into small pieces about the size q| grains of corn, ill this .way $£ ,| w ^ will i ^QOftP A Tool Which Should » e Found on Every Well-Managed Farm. A very useful, cheap, durable, almost indispensable tool on every farm in all parts of the country. The body of it should be of cast-iron, IT inches long, round, 4% inches diameter at upper end and tapering to a point at che other, A hole for the handle should be in the large end, Z% inches at its opening, a inches at its lower end, and 6 inches deep. Any man can make a pattern and get the casting at any foundry. The handle can be made of any hard wood, driven in and made of size easy to handle. Such a tool can be used with success in all kinds of soil, even in quite stony land. With an outfit consisting of a punch, a heavy maul and a short-legged stool to stand on to drive the posts, two men can set more fence posts in a day than in ten days' harder work in the old way of digging the holes, and equally well for all practical purposes. The posts need be only half sharpened, 1«st the corners shaped off a little with the ax —» rainy-4ay job at making fejnjling- wood. Knowing the alwve 1^^ by experience, and seeiof sp^e men breaking tfceir backs digging postholes, I was led to write to you.—J E Blodgett, i« N. Y. Tribune, ' ' Grow a crop of turnips for ducks, if yottinteud to ra«® a large nuwbey «?| ducks. On the large establishments where hundreds of docks are raised! the principal food for them is cooked turaips, with a 8a*a||, acopOTtiQi* oi THE Mormon temple at Salt Lake holds ten thousand people. AN idol collector in San Francisco, who has just died, had a collection of five hundred little gods. A PHILAUTHROPIC Brooklyn woman recently bought all the orioles in a bird store and set them free. IT is said of American ladies that they love large diamonds and that they wear more jewelry than any others. THE hailstones which recently fell at Arkansas City were about the shape of a common soda biscuit and nearly as big. BELFAST, Me., has a unique claim to notoriety. The Age says that not a single hand-organ man has visited the city this year. A NEW ENGLANDEB boasts of a bedspread that was woven in 1759, and has been handed down from generation to generation ever since. A MAN bought four hundred and fifty- three dollars' worth of farm machinery in various parts of Arkansas City while his wife was selecting a spring bonnet. AN experienced caterer says that where the guests at a gathering are well acquainted they eat at least twenty per cent, more than they otherwise would. THERE is an establishment in New York where kid gloves are made to order and furnished to the patron, if necessary, in two hours after the measure is taken. As long wash-board work and what goes Pearline as you use the old there'll be hard waste. That's with it, and can't be t \ ***** *• i-it-'y a uu^ UJ1 I the clothes. It's the wash-board that out. You don't need it. COP Easy to Reach, Manltou. C ? r n<w runs t™™ Chicago iD ^ Withou ^ chan & e via ^« Clt v PnM < I* & a 1 ses though Kansas S, y ' ^ uebl £ and Colorado Springs. It leaves Dearborn Station, ChicaRo, on the E en r r £ Im ted «* «ix o'clock P m and reaches Mamtou at half past eigfit the sec ond morning. No other line can offer this You m ^t change cars on Pullman Palace Cars are run by the Santa Fe Route without change from OhE ^ H s ^ egas * J? ot Springs, Denver, IT is all very well to offer your sympathy fS- a «,? a i? ?£° h v as 5° u °wed your advice and failed, but it is hard sometimes to get him to accept it— Somerville Journal. THE fellow who lives on his wits must frequently put up with poor "wittles."— Binghamton Republican. .™' Ml8 ?t P ? IM never , SOBS into the water." "Ho; she is too modest to surrender herself to tae embrace of the ocean."— N. Y.World. As she enters'- womanhood, every young girl needs the wisest care. Troubles beginning then may make her whole life miserable. But the troubles that are to be feared have a positive remedy. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription builds up and strengthens the system, and regulates and promotes every proper function. It's a generous, supporting tonic, and a quieting, soothing nervine—a legitimate medicine, not a beverage, free from alcohol and injurious drugs. It corrects and cures, safely and surely, all those delicate derangements, weaknesses, and diseases peculiar to the sex. A remedy that does cure is one that can be guaranteed. That's what the proprietors of "Favorite Prescription" think. If it doesn't give satisfaction, in every case for which it's recommended, they'll refund the money. No other medicine for women is sold on sucb terms. Decide for yourself whether something else sold by the dealer, is likely to be "just as good" for you to buy. <1 AugustT Flower" Wash the clothes more work, a few at a time. rid you of ^Vo^llt^^^kVXi^r 111 ^ 1 your washing wlien you like. A - ' - Y Directions on every package. sfrdndsfornbthin n^hft^i^% p ^ w ?^^ cfi ^i n y°^^ next- nouse-c1e6>ningejTel£e convinced of the law excuses nor no excuse for a dirty house or"™ wXnTett^l S»saws8&:*HS5£ . , * f*ois cinci Pcins, cinci ©von on statusr\i Trt §>• jgnonnt of the uses of SAPOLIO is to be behind th/^Tj tin t , attack of Whoonin* , thought that we would try Piso's Cure for Con- sumptU, and found it a perfect success. The first bottfe broke up the Cough, and four bottles completely cured tbem.-H. STBINGEB. 1147 fiupsrior St, Chicago, Illinois p£^!3' « asie ss «> use ana cheapest Piso's Remedy for Catarrh. By druggists. 25c. machine is a great tho <jberipq;-gmn industry. THE MARKETS. &"-•••• 4 33 (in '> 3J tlogs , ij jy <a "> ftj VL W^S^^ JSP 0 * -••'•• * 40 Q 5 10 ^ Mi X ea.:.:::.v;:.v OATS-Mixed Western.... .. S ^ em ^ er Western ..... -Mess, Ne w BUTTER-Western Oreamer>: BEEVES-SWpping Stfe«°'... 39 13 75 « , 14 @ 43 78 13 •& U 75 WSO I SO 3 40 375 350 m Peederu Butchers' Steers <a e *> © 4 00 @ 3 50 § 4 80 4 40 t350 5 85 t5 1U 17 r® u i<& H 3y@ a 1 /, 3H® 43* !>'/i@ 2? SO @ 60 10 (<J,n so 45 @ H 50 B U) <H> a 'A 4 1U <& 4 35 88 6U _ 70 m. TOHi <&23 03 @13 a'J <&W 00 ©£60 $8 UU @ 000 «W ©400 & 05 a so The Hon. J. W. Fennimore is the Sheriff of Kent Co., Del., and lives at Dover, the County Seat and Capital of the State. The sheriff is a gentleman fifty-nine years of age and this is what he says : ' 'I have ' used your August Flower for sev- t( eral years in my family and for my ^own use, and found it does me it more good than any other remedy. " t I have been troubled with what I t ( call Sick Headache. A pain comes >t m the back part of my head first, (| and then soon a general headache until I become sick and vomit At times, too, I have a fullness after eating, a pressure after eating (< at the pit of the stomach, and sourness, when food seemed to rise Up in my throat and mouth. When I feel this coming on if I take a little August Flower it relieves me, and is the best remedy I have „ ever taken for it. For this reason J take it and recommend it to /Others as a great remedy for Dys- "pepsia, &c." ® G. G. GREEN, Sole Manufacturer, Woodbnry. New Jersey, U. S. A, DONALD KENNEDY Of Roxbury, Mass,, says Kennedy's Medical Discovery cures Horrid Old Sores, Deep Seated Ulcers of 2J.Q years standing, Inward Tumors, and every disease of the skin, except Thunder Humor, and Cancer that has taken root. Price, $1.50. Sold by every Druggist in the U. S. and Canada. A SERIOUS MISTAKE, Ww* WUcUIeT U Uoue in tUo ti-eatioentor ««B*(|Mttoa. The common oplnlou U that «U r«flBtlr«mentt ure miflllcd If th« n>«dt<>JlBe «M>* onlQ^aio of the bowe. of the bowel.. reat Jf? dlc|n ? rtw* 1 ' l»W¥»*»v«, correct! * w coadltlon, coucequeotly Ihclruu, t«r»U«wc>d by greater co.Mveuc,,. ^ re^ * W. to be effectual and permanent, ntu*t be «««I>o>ea ot taalc, ultoratlve. «orr"otlve ««4 Cathartic propertlcn. Tbo.e are adwtav »Wy combined In J>r. Tvtf* Wver *Mli«. THJS IS THE ONLY SCALE 5 TON. GOLD MEDAL, PARIS. 1878. W. BAKEB & CO.TS Breakfast Cocoa from -which the excess of oH" boa boon removed, • absolutely pure on* J it is soluble, «f No Chemicals »ro sued in its preparation. It J has more than threa timer ffif'A strength ot Cocoa mixed wttH' Btarcb, Arrowroot or BogH».-, : and is therefore for more wtib-A Jnomicnl, costing lets £Aa» egf if icentamp. ItfedeUciQQ- ' " _ 'Ishing, strengthening, DIQE8TED, and admirably adapted tor at well aa for persona In health. Splil by Grocers tremrhar W. 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