The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on November 25, 1891 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 25, 1891
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THJC BKl'UBUCAN: AIXJONA, IOWA, WKDNKH1M V, MOVICMHKK i'i, IMH. Farm and Stock Yard, JAMES WILSON, Kmton. "Wisconsin is preparing for her" fanners' Institutes helped by the State. Artificial fain making has not succeeded, if Texas papers are to be credited. Prof. Henry says silage has been hurt more by its friends claiming too much for it than by all Its enemies have said against it. Good beef in Chicago is $0.00; poor "beef $2.00. Good butter 27 cents; poor 10 cents. All made from the same material—grass, fodders and grains. Bennett says the small farmer is the natural dairyman. This is a maxim that will live. We have tried to say something Uk^b^wllUdppt this. pranoo and ^ A very interesting question is the as- about two cent! signment of territory by wholesale un- ducts. They h ions to retailors, compelling consum- but not to exclt ers to buy at one j?lace of one dealer, that they are d Winter dairying like summer dairying •will pay better in Iowa than anywhere else, because feed is cheaper than anywhere else. Feed heavily and it wil pay. ______ . Tho breeding season is here. If you •want plenty of vigorous young things b3 sure to use plenty of males, ^ot repeated breeding is advised, but limited uso •of one male. Beets begin a new growth after fall Tains. Their tops are valuable for milk •cows in the fall. The pulp of a good crop will make sixteen tons, which also is very valuable as a dairy help. The Pcnnsylvan ia station finds that butter made from cotton seed meal is not of equal quality to what is made from bran. This is one respect in which cotton seed meal is inferior to oil meal. Early maturity in the hog or any other animal requires pushing with rich feed all the, time. We think the farmer who grazes and makes growth on tho by feeds of the farm makes the cheapest pork. Skim milk and buttermilk have caseins that is very vaulable in feeding with corn. No one thing on the farm has more uses than by products of the dairy in corn- pounding rations. Potatoes and in ilk are .an excellent ration. Corn Is entirely within the rtftch of feeders at present prices. People east of us all tho way to the Bftllto -86* will buy it and feed it after paying freight and commission on it. They may feed it more economically, but we surely can learn all they know about feeding. It any law compelled us to divide the prof its on our corn crop with those who want it east of us, we would rebel. Homebody writing from Iowa to the Country Gentleman says barley was very poor. Nomense! We had fifty bushels an acre on the college farm, and it is not quite an average Iowa farm. People going from home or writing to ;ip,ople away from homo should con fine their speaking to what they know, strictly. Some barley crops were poor. So were some corn crops, and some grass crops. ; of will pnt on style—some costs. , _.^ will—and thai irmany have a duty a pound on our hog pro- ,ve a right to do that, :le them on the ground icased. We tariff their goods coming h<\re. "What is saucp for the goose," etc. 'Hut let us see. These are reciprocity times. Suppose a bargain were made letting our hogs in there free, and thdr woolens in here free. Would that be statesmanship or what? We have lived a long time and have failed to meet tlie farmer as he is described by those who mock him—the green, gawky, uncouth speaking boor j made sport of; the farmer who opposes I farm papers. Just now tho farmers of Iowa pay very liberally for reading in their lines, and the sharp country editor is providing it. Iowa is building up great farm periodicals, because western farmers readily pay for them. The Homestead is the foremost paper of its kind on the continent, and we say this after acquaintance with llfty of the best. Rural Life is a better paper than was in the Wost ten years ugo. Half a do/.e-n more in Iowa are growing rapidly, ail supported by this boor at whom fun is poked in every paper that copies current cartoons or re-prints currant jokes. The discussion of corn fodder at Waverly leaned to the conclusion that the fodder is kept out in the Held too long. We think corn shocks arc made entirely too small. Reform in fodder making will be in the direction of bigger shocks. Prof. Pammel in a lecture on bacteria tells us of kinds that ilavor milk and butter. If the oleo men get a corner on them they will have the market to themselves. Inquiry into the making of but ter and cheese will be helped in future by the bacteriologist. Arrange to have good sleeping quar ters for the hogs. A dry place, a ventilated place, a roomy place, a place w here larger stock can not go. Not litter enough to sweat. Dust causes cough ing. Earth becomes foul. Any kind of clean, dry beds will do if kept clean. Iowa feeders have plenty cheap corn to feed. If the yield of milk or the gain in weight does not meet the expectations, add°nitrogenous grains, such as oil meal. The cattle manufacture fat from nitrogenous or albuminous feed, and lor cheese making the cascim- increases. It will be soon enough to think of getting better blood into tlie lii-rrt after generous feeding is determiner! upon. Then good blood will respond. You can do no good with improved responsiv til you conclude to Iced Tho coming district school education will include tlie history and development o!' our domestic animals, the nature of the soils, their formation and characteristics, the composition of feeds, milk, its products. Tlie high school will have iiioro advanced instruction concerning the farm and what it produces, its plant and insect life, plant and animal nutrition, sanitary knowledge, the laws of heredity and tho like. The tendency of education wiil be in the direction of providing more and more the education at homo that young people now go to college for. Every county will have a college, and -every county in the Stale can place one thousand students in college-if they could get practical instruction concerning every-day affairs. State colleges will then provide post graduate education. The theory that we have too many colleges does not fit Iowa. We need on; every twenty miles in the State, and thej are coming. not raised to turn the staple cror>S of a country into meat. He was a scavenger, lived on mast in the forest. He HyBd on what was handy—grass, roots, nuts, the by products of the farm, and the. wastes of the kitchen. Grain in Europe and in the eastern States seldom, if eVcr, was in such surplus that hogs had to bo bred to consume it. The hog now on European farms is a very small factor. A two hundred acre farm with forty cows has just hogs enough to consume the by products. Tho making of milk, beef ana mutton requires the grain. When the rich corn lands of tho West were access! bleto cultivation, corn and hogs to oat it became leading features. Tho nature o tho hog has been changed. His ba con feature bred into him was suporsed cd by tho lard feature. Kerosene ha not been discovered. Lurd was in de maud. A change has come again. Baco is wanted. It can be had by agai changing the treatment of the hog. Brin him back to his place on the farm as secondary to the cow. Let grain bo grown for the other animals that can live mow on grass and hay, that build up fertility instead of calling for so much grain as the hog docs. The fearful losses in hog stock are driving farmers to thin it ol other ways of farming than by corn and hogs. The sheep will take his place, if, some extent. Rent payers abroad lurid profitably with very few hogs. Grain- growing to feed hogs deteriorates our land. The hog is' unhealthy. Great losses result. We can look over discarded breeds that would not make lard fast enough and have new trials in feeding and breeding for bacon, for more meat and less fat on the by products of the farm. It will pay to gradually change exclusive hog raising to different arrangement that will relegate the hog to his place. Many farmers would exchange the high bred helpless hog for anything with more vigor. We think the excellence arrived at can be retained for early maturing hogs, but the farm scavenger should be different. tock un- sometliinu; to coim-:i from H go->d for old not consider- TIT respond upon. Cuxl ::tce good feeding and breedin Tin surplus of potito-'s cows to i'eed oil' on that an ed wwth giving corn to. The cow wiil fatten <>n tuein ami clover hay. Try point^es on ;..ny faH-niuj,' animal i''<'e 1 thi'm to milch rows. Give thei'i 10 young stock. They art) worth more than many farmers suspect. The stock breeders' meetin'-' ut Waterloo, December 1, will have many of the .best farmers in Iowa present. You will meet men there whom you seldom see and who are worth hearing. The prosperity of the State will always depend on i-the stock farmers. The fertility of our 'acres depends on our domestic animals. A dairy school has been run for live days in New York and called together twenty-live students. Iowa proposes a 'ten weeks' school at Ames, beginning JDecembcr 1. If not more than twenty- 'five want such education it will be a se- I'AYIXG T>S5»T3. Eastern papers s»y that 200,000,000 of western indebtedness will be paid oil from the proceeds of this crop, and tha wonder grows among our whilom creditors whew they are to invest Th-y will buy American seciintiiis now lu-ld in u>i- eign countries. They will engage in foreign ciimrnurcu. now thai, ViV.-ir.'V invited in western smiril.i.'.i wiil bring no more interest than money invested in sea comnierco. The West wiil soon rais'jthe question: "\Vhal will b-.- don- with surplus niun-s''.'" Tin 1 Wii't will soon he the cr.-ditor scclion of the. Nation. It will Kletidily buy i!.s papi-r and the East will ]v-inve':;t. What will the West do? It has made :i. : i imioh wi::i!t!i in. a jrencra- atioii as tin; K;ist has in all its ' generation-;. It will 1-'.: a Mief to the East and to us when tin:inei:i.! politics will 'no longer turn upon the policy of getting all possible out of the western debtor! The lands of the. W<-st will invite capijal for many vein's to < ome. We are competing BO closely with Kurope and New 1 , England through cheaper ir»nsportati(\uthat the poor lands are being abandonee), and turned over to nature's rotatioiy—the woods. Kastern money is coming, very fast to buy our peerless prairie lands, that arc pa.\ ing higher and more j uniform interest than any c-thor kind of property. Dating from two years back, a decade will see western farm lands double in value. Their productive power can also to doubled, that is, the-profits from an acre can be doubled, by complet ing to care for stock, fences tocon ViTiiiently handle them and deep wells to provide abundant pure water. These cli icctions together with the thorough draining of our wet lands will be direo- C3-ASS VOTING. 1 \Ye have repeatedly said that no class j should attempt to control politics by ; bunding together and controlling results. | It is unAmorican and is sure to invite its ! own cure. We have opposed all attempts , at organi/'.ing the farmers into a political | party, because that would he tmAmeri- cnn and destroy any organization of; farmers that should be for other pur- j poses. The Railway Age of Chicago! tells us that the railway employees operated with effect in our last election. This requires looking into. That any one clahs of peoplo. should vote together as a class at the polls to bring about results that arc to help that class demands the closest scrutiny by those against whom they vote. It is no use to mince matters. Plain speaking is best. The railway people in sympathy with this organixa- tion the Railway Age speaks of have taken offense at the legislation had con- •Ihelr capacity to grow has been curtailed like a dwarf plant They never make money for an owner, and never sell In the higher classes. Handling stock this way gives distaste for farming. Most farmers keep stock to pick up ; in he stalk fields, eat up the straw stacks, consume any kind of hay that may have been cut, winter in sheds and get a little corn toward spring to keep thorn thriving and content, and bring them to gras< in fairly thrifty condition. They make some winter growth and moderate sum' mi-r growth. If howus, they roach maturity at four or five y.-iiM, and rntik". tough, hardy animals, but never sell very high. If cattle, they reach maturity at three or Tiur years of ago, make a little i rolil, are worth their room in primitive \viiys of iiianajn'inenl., or on the frontier, when' rmiirli I'oo'l is cheap. They are not in plae.> in iioidiborhnods when feed is dear and land is high. Our bos paying Mock tomes to wintering frnn good inihUiK's, fat and well (lev. 1 oped, of whatever kind. Men of lore thought usually have continued graxir,; until December, and later for horse. This fall lias been so dry that few pastures have anything left on them. Owner.* of good stock, well bred and thai will tell well at maturity, keep growth steadily progressing all the year. Winter growth on growing animals cannot be kept up equal to summering on grass, but it can be kept up. Well bred ani- Tnnlq reach maturity sooner tljf'.n the ill , brii'l They lire ready for work or fattening for market sooner. The dividing line between profit and loss comes now. fc Tlic stock that had plenty to cat and drink during the summer needed little care; but they need it now, and it requires trained farmers to give due attention at the right time and in tho right way. The change from summer to winter keeping is radical. In the severe weather that often follows fair weather abruptly, everything should be raady to earn for stock, or loss begins at once. | In no respect does farming for profit d j u.and intelligence so promptly applied as I at this time. Iowa farmers slowly i adept the system necessary to continued ' thrift. Tho old frontier way is so allur- i ing. so i andy, but it will not do with i hUiii bred, early ir.arurln:; animals. ; The bo.-.t practices of the farthest East ' wil! pay hotter in Iowa than in tho Last, | however far. i Constipation, aud all troubles with the ; digestive organs and the liver, are cured by*Uofid's Pills. Unequaled as a dinner pill. AN UNPARALLELED OFFER! A Farm and Stock Paper FREE To Every Snbscriber of THE REPUBLICAN We ore pleased to announce that we have made arrangements with the publishers of The Wcslern Plowman whereby wo can give that excellent Stock, Farm and Household Journal PR.I3K 1o every subscriber of TUB RKPUULICAN upon conditions named below. Tlie arrangement is For a Limited Time Only! And wiil be offered by no other paper ia Kossttth county, IHS-To all who pay all arrearages and one year in advance from the date of payment we will give The Western Plowman Free lor one year. fW'Yrt nil now subscribers who pay one year in advance from date of payment we will give Tlie Western Plowman Fri-e for one year. jgp-To oil whose subscription is paid a vmrt of the year in advance who will pay enough to make it a whole year in advance, will give The Western Plowman Free for one year. IHATistMESTERmOIlAM The Western Plowman is a 90 column Stock and Earm paper and Kuck full of practical, valuable Information tot .lie farmer and stock raiser. Come in and subscribe now; pet your friends to i come , witj you ami get the best, paper published in Kowutw county and an excellent farm pnpcr with it. O3STOE1. We, would call attention to I Hornet, tliaiwo 1 aie located here peniiiiiiently, for tlie tminufiic- • tnre aijfl sale of cemetery work m Marble. i (Jranite anil Stone. We now have aim intend ' to keep in stock a fair line of llnislieil Monu- ! incuts. Headstones, etc., anil will guarantee corning transportation, and have voted j ; ui \vnrk lo be equal to tlia best. Wp are t lie , ' .. ' . t f ' niilv manufacturers of cemetery work 111 Kas- to"olher to punish to as great an extent. • • "'•••' "'• .••'•!«i.... ." —i', .n^ui;.•:;?:»£'•','•''•..'«;•".;; :•'».! ,!i:«ii.i;v'!;». : ;;«'!':i3'5'iws:iv«»;;»"•- ."W" -.p~;-. v .VV"'-ft."-" : "'.aS- "i«*.+'/••« as possible the forces in (Ill I V 11IO.1I UldVUllI \. I O \lt. WII1X- *.»•« ,T siuii Co. Therefore.pleaso jsive i Ml til V l>* J. HCHji"l *3»lJi*-<»^"-' **» • *' "" «•*••••••—" Tow-i nolitics i pUiouif? your order and be convinced mat low.i points, ; j. m . m ^' hollo| . able dealing we aro worthy 5 that have secured tho laws now in force. ->..M «> your This needs looking into, and will get it. To whatever extent legislation has been enacted, beyond the requirmcnts of commerce, with a view to justice to tho carriers, the carriers are justified in resenting it. Class politics to repeal laws enacted in justice to shippers, producers and consumers will only combine the hitter forces in self defense. We do not i know tho facts spoken of by the railway j newspapers so boastingly to bo f::cls. j Wo do not know the extent to v. Inch railway men ailectecl results. We do not know wlr.t farther acts arc contemplated, but we think wo know Iowa people and if they tamely permit tho men who own Iowa lines in the Kast to meddle here through their employees a change has come over them. If employees are not as well paid as elsewhere, they should hu\e redress. If it is imagined that Iowa urn he driven back to old policies that Uiilt up one man at the expense of a score of others, and one town at the cost of ruin to half a. State, the thought does little credit to as bright men as our carriers are known to be. If men in power have been rasping and arrogant, this back lask of the machine was to be looked for. patronage. ALGONA MARBLE WORKS, SHELLEY Sc HALL, Proprietors, Ktist State St., Aljjoua, Iowa. 1-ik my ngcntH for W. I*. RoiiKlas Stioc t:<it for sale in your i>lueu nnk yoi: ••:!(!!• to Mend fin- fiil?.l<i!nic, secure; .•fiiuy, ami set them lor you. •TAKE NO WttUu plivli Cvltiwtvviv*»» -- •' --- — . ULUIUluy u * wn* *f •-•• -»•••«— ----- -- -T ---- comment on the, Iowa farmer where tions for i av estin g surplus monies, after ......... ---"• ----- "' 1n '" Awo-thirds of all the butter made is 'first-class. not OU1 , to the Kast. Then we STOCK. There arc several ways. Some arc carried over with just enough cheap feed to keep them living. They look a little more old-fashioned and knowing, but have done no growing. What they consumed has been lost. They are not in condition to make gains on good summer keeping. No matter what their breeding is, they are on the scrub list for life. Vflfr? VSft' ^UXIK u U *W •»•* VvSwi u* • v » KB • v HE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MONEVf It is a fii*amlL'XS shoe, with uo luulcs or \vn:c tlircuii lo hurt the test; made of tho best Iluu calf, t-l.yllHli •mil uasy, and because we make inure ahui-a i>i 1i:i; iimile tliun an// olln-r maniifdctuiw, it equals liuiu. suwod shoes costiiiii from 81.00 to 85 00. «t»R, 00 «miilluo Hand-sewed, tho finest c:;ir aUKJ« shoo ever olfcrcd for $S.t«); c-qimjB iTOJii-li linnortud shous which eost from $HjMto §l^.nu. (SS A 00 Hand-Sewed Welt Shoe, lino c:sir. aX-i'ii Rtvllsh, comfortable aud durable. Tim ucsi !ii»(i evi»r oll'eivd at this price i mmo Ki'udo u.-i cur.- toui-iiiudo shoes cost Ins from $iux) to $!UHI. ';••<:? •>() I»iilU-e Shoe; Fnrmore, Ilallrmul .n-u J 1 ) •£• i r,:nl Lcttx'i' Carriers i;ll wear them; line rail , •••V-tl'.w, sm.Vith iiislilc, heavy thrco KO|LV., <;:lvi:- .;i'.r.i n.l'/e. Oiiuiiair will wi-artvj vur. £••«; '50 (hie rulfi iioliettui-sliooevoi-ij,.=--'M! r.l ?S.o tills prices one trial will convluto Un;:-.o v. ;. i -.-.•ant a uhoo fur comfort andiuTvIeo. '»?•» ',JS and fr-i.OO WarUiiiKiztan'M i Hp ;.>«i'.r. uro vory ^fi'dn;? nnd ilur:i\.lo. Those V.-LCJ i •;• vo riven thru! o U'Uil v.-lll wrariui other mal:e. ! ---.>, ^. »,,(«} Sji-^.tti) IUK! 8!. 73 tt-liool i;li«;t:i! vrr ! ;.•*•; 'i>.yS woi-nbyilioboysiiverywlicrc; llicysi'll I .• :!: ; -!:- merits, us Use iucreiislnsi-'alcs show. 1st—The utmost cure that is given in selecting and buying none hnt the best of materials. 3d—The. best of workmanship in all their branches. 8cl-By the combination anrl practical use of the most important im provcments made. „ In this manner we effect the most obtainable result in regard to quality and durability. Our instruments have a rich volume of tone, pure and of long sustaining, singing quality. Our cases aro double veneered inside and outside, thus avoiding tho checking aud warping. Our key-bottoms are framed together like a door, and there-lore .bound to keep straight. Our patent music rack is the plainest and yet most serviceable in existence Our patent fall board is a novelty and of the most practical usefulness. The patent repeating action is highly appreciated by expert players, as well as by scholars. _ The patent tuning pin fastening, only used in our pianos, is the most important improvement ever invented; the tuning pin being inserted only in the full iron frame thus lessening the liability of stretching and loosing of the springs, so commonly found in plou..s with wooden wrest planks. We challenge the world that onr piano will stand longer in tune than any other made in the ordinary wry. Special prices to introduce these pianos where we have no agent. Good agents wanted. Direct all correspondence to J. LISTER, Box 88. GLIDDEN, IOWA, Bupt. of Iowa agencies. a, vory tityllsiij romei.iXito««J)i). , ••tfs !i. 50, SvJ.llO mill *1.75 shoo lor '•;-,(.•;! c.vo the nest fine Dougolu. styllsliauddurublo. "•':i'Uiou.-Se8 that V/. L. Udiitilns' namo uuu ,: i^-o are stamped on tho bottom of each shoe. y;, L. DOUULAS, Kroulctoii, 3Ia3ii. .StOUgll, p £ "-] •' A COLLEGE EDUCATION FREE My young friend, clo you want an education? We will & give away two grand educational prizes between now and the holidays. •• One is a full scholarship, in any single course in any college, academy or seminary;of your own selection in the west. The other is a full scholarship in any western commercial school. Either af these prizes is within your reach without «"*' investment of a dollar. Do YOU WANT IT? If so, do not wait a minute to write us,, b the chance of your lifetime to secure a 1 WF-STERfs If you wish the easiest riding, j»ftst durable and at-f tractive Wag9« or Buggy made, <f& g^r Dealer ft show yw tfa$e,gw4$* 4 written warranty felled with every O ne. Take m 9$st, You may a& w/iiaye the It fit Get your .•v? L. L^teiiftlife^v '. t'Vi" j83t_. ,„• •>,-• S&i,'.--3&.';

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