The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 30, 1891 · Page 10
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Have Your Magazines Bound, Bring thctn to tho REPUBLICAN^ OFFICE Book Binding of All Kinds done at the Very Lowest Prices. Come in and get our figures. AN UNPARALLELED OFFER! A Farm and Stock Paper FREE To Every Subscriber of THE REPUBLICAN! We are pleased to announce that we have made arrangements with the publishers of The Western Plowman whereby we can give that excellent Stock, Farm and Household Journal FR13E to every subscriber of THE REPUBLICAN upon conditions named below. The arrangement is For a Limited Time Only! And will be offered by no othev paper in Kossuth county 'o all who pay all arretirnijes and one year in advance from the date ur payment wo will give Tlin Western Plowman Free lor one year. o all new subsmhcra who pay one year in advance from date of payment we will give Tin; Western Plowman Free for one year. ISF'To all whose subscription is paid a part of the year in advance who will pay enniiL'h to miikc it. n, whole year in advance, will give The Western Plowman FI'«J^ lor one y«jur. WHAT is the WESTERN PLOWMAN? The Western Plowman is a 90 column Stock and Farm tmper and is chuck full of practical, valuable information for -he farmer and stock raiser. Come in and subscribe now; pet your friends to come with you and get the best paper published in Kossuth county and an nvpoiiont farm paper with it, OOME I3ST .A.T OiTOHS.? , YORK. 1st—The utmost care that is given in selecting and buying none but the best of materials. 3d— The best of workmanship in all their branches. 3d—By this combination and practical use of the most important im provemeuts 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 are double veneered inside and outside, thus avoiding the checking and warping. Our key-bottoms are framed together like a door, and therefore gbound 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 pianos with wooden wrest planks. We challenge the world that our piano will stand longer in tune than any other made in tlie ordinary way. Special prices to introduce these pianos where we have no agent. Good agents wanted. Direct all correspondence to J. LISTER, Box 38. GLIDDEN, IOWA, Supt. of Iowa agencies. A COLLEGE EDUCATION FREE My young friend, do 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 "of these prizes is within your reach without the investment of a dollar. Do YOU WANT IT? l£ v £o, do not wait a minute to write us. It is §Re chanes of your lifetime to secure a free W&TERN flMUm Molloe, 111, < It is an unsettled question whether early maturity of meat animals or growth and then fattening pays best. Where good blood and good feed are at hacd, It is not an open question that forcing of low bred animals doe* not pay. The college farm ensilage pleases the cows so well, this winter, that they eat up all the butts. The corn was cut when the ears were glazed, run through a feed cutter and tramped as the silo filled up. Ii was covered with a foot of chaff, heated up to 140 ° F. It does not smell sour and every animal on the place likos t. But It takes much time to out and haul it, economize as you will. We think a world of misinformation Is spread abroad by breeders who make special pleas for special breeds. A study of the origin and development of the breeds would be valuable for iverybody, and would steady the hands >f many men when take the pen up Feed, selection and climate have made he breeds. Bragging over here is only about what others have done abroad. We can make what we will of most an- mals In time. Farm and Stock Karfl, _^ JAMES WILSON, &ay Is already selling high ia partu at Iowa where bat little ootft fodder was out We ate a very independent people, the federal courts that law to ptmlsh will deal out Justice, or tho people -will In despair of any other way demand government control of railways. Our State never suffered more from hog cholera than during last fall and this winter. It Is high time the State took some steps looking toward relief. We think extermination must bo resorted to at general expense. Horses sold high a few years ago. ood horses sell high yet. Indiscriminate breeding has not yet pakt The five dollar siro has not made any money "or his patrons. Horses fed grain all vinter indoors do not pay. Horses must >e raised economically to pay—in pasture many months in the year, from work mares, from good sized, stylish sires, away from barb wire, on good pastures ,hat keep up growth. It will not pay at all to raise under-sized horses. Nobody wants them. Good horses are always in demand. The man with the plug makes no money. We have lived thirty-six years in Iowa and must admit that wolves are plentler .ban they ever have been. The breeders' meeting at Waterloo resolved in favor of a Stato bounty for their scalps,. and for doubling the tax on dogs. Our people will gradually come to the protection of sheep. As it becomes more necessary to economize on all sides and the loss of a .ot of sheep becomes a more serious shrng the wolf and dog nuisance will be put a stop 'to. Let people keep dogs If ,hey will, but they must let sheep alone. The wolf has no business here. This near the twentieth century and Iowa boasts of high enlightenment Wolves still about? The operations of the past season convince us that Iowa will grow sugar-beets when machinery, labor and markets suit. Wo wish wo could see clearly the way by which farmers who grow them ans to get the benefit of the two cents, government bounty. We have no desire to act tho alarmist, but the farmers socnv to bo entirely in the power, and at the disposal, of tho companies that buy the boots and {.jot the bounty on the sugar and fix tho prices the farmers shall set for tho beets. Absolute fair play would him> t-ho price of tho beets determined t>y r.ho profits of tho business. Capital* T.'.dli •»!!(.! tinU>rpi'isBinu8t bo well pair], .'•iii I i, !*•).- is ii-i deserving. Tho thorough ! ••ii-i-iion of living problems of thii ^ .1 I M in ordi-r to avoid trouble in fu- . •«•;> :':',rm speakers iuul writers sivo .':; -.-i ih"!r i.-iitirn atu-iniou to th« I:MU»i. Vi I'i'iii <<i' :«!lk, and entirely too litlli? ;•• ii • j*-ii'<.'.>; of milk. The low averse ..' ru.Ys dons not depend on broed as tuo :;• I-M.V in.ii.st, but on feed. We huvo had i i liuie stivss laid on the proper winter- .1,; nl cows, development of milking uf- t»r coining in, and sustaining of them during drouths, the keeping up of the How during the fall, the early winter feeding, the proper drying up and the bost ration during the resting period. These are the topics that need dwelling upon. We must feed at all times with a more liberal hand. We must feed what will induce milk to come. We must keep up the flow In drouthy seasons and fully supply the factory that manufactures the fat out of cheaper thing*. Iowa can make more extra money by studying the cow and how to feed her than In uny other one thing. Quito a sharp discussion WAS had at the breeders' meeting about more dairying in the southern half oi Iowa. Tho north men saw that grain growing would not pay from any standpoint and turned to dairying. They have done well, bav» made moaey, have got an education about the cow and her products that they will leave as a nice herttag? those who follow them, will «lwsyi bo a 4*tay locality, soatt food 4*fcy%, j» _ „ »«—» «*•»• mm wvu WBMWpr flouthern tow* dottaty *i to a iwribew. Th« tortf^aakei wltn plenty ol)tt& to*y not milk during hit We, but a divtoloa ofbigfMSM will ooffle' : 66tne day an<! milking will be done, because the cow U an employe* of poo» folks 'and a * certain, pay mistress it she gets honest days' works. Some reasons why so much scrub stock la seen dally In Chicago, and so lit. tie flrst-olaas stock, are: Breeding hal been neglected for a number of yeara There is not as muoh good* stock to be had, while the Increase In numbers Is about all in poor stuff. This may seem doubtful at first glance, but consider that all the cows In dairying—nearly-— are not bred for calves that will feed. That many breeders of well-bred' stock have dispersed their herds. That drouths and the cattle combine have demoralized prices, and farmers have lost confidence in breeding. The result is very few good cattle in market, less feeding, com selling, thin steer selling. The courageous farmers who hold on and breed well and feed regularly will get prices that will pay, because so few, comparatively, do so. If the federal courts punish rebates to the Big Poor and en force the law, wo will have competition and confidence, otherwise, otherwise. The State Register has tho following that is worth considering: The English beet root syndicate Is now IB profitable field for cTieefcy speculators. All that Is necessary for a profitable ven- ;uro for the organizer is a guarantee of 550,000 from the citizens of any town. He ;nen proceeds to sell sufficient stocks and xmds to build the plant, pockets tho $50,000 and more if he can sell stock onoueh, and goes to another field of similar conquest. It will be well for all Iowa people to avoid overloading beet sugar factories on the so-called "English syndicate plan " wTOoh is simply the scheme of the sharper who sells the stock and bonds. Lot farmers consider well tho contracts ihey make to grow beets for contractors. Wo learn of one-sided arrangements that have been made by concerns with big sounding names. Government gives a generous bounty that is meant for the ^rmers. If they manage properly they can havo It Beets may pay in Iowa. The Iowa station is now having printed he most extensive history of beet-grow- ng and analysis done in the Stato ever prepared for our people. It will. cover -he whole ground. It will give facts, Tho time is propitious for operations such , as the Register speaks of. If it will pay to make beet-sugar in Iowa, let tho farmers have tholr fair shares of tho profits. There Is no more Interesting occurrence than when tho young folks start for college, and none more indicative of the nation's future well-being. Iowa educates as no other two millions of people educate. The farmer and vlllagtr are prospering. A third of a century of hard work has enabled more families hi oar State to educate than tho same number can anywhere else. Toil through the heat of summer and cold of winter has brought its rewards. Tho boy or girl can go to college. If you ever happen to be at the-great State school for farmers and mechanics at Ames and watch the coming of tho vigorous, lusty lads and lady-like lasses, you may, if you enjoy reflection, imagine what kind of families they come from. There is. a whole troup of young fellows coming. Manly, vigorous boys, who tell as plainly as if it were written on placards that they come from the farm. They have helped at home to rear and feed and plow and harvest. They have attended church and Sunday school, and fathers are proud of them, and after many times thinking it over, and talking it over with their mothers, it is concluded in family councils that the boys have earned confidence and shall have a chance. It is talked over, prayed over and figured over. The heroic old folks resolve to save here, and economize there, and sacrifice comforts, may be, another place. Nobody outside will over know that tho good mothers worn their cloaks and bonnets another year, and the fathers gave up gratifications long anticipated to oke out, that tho young people might have privileges they themselves never could roach. These are family secrets boys and girls do BO« much notice at the time, but in after years treasure as their most sacred recollections. CHEESE. The work in our dairies most needing attention relates to cheese making. The more we inquire into this branch of Industry the more we are astonished. And, as far as our information goes, we are of the opinion that the Iowa cheese maker is in the lead of his co-temporaries in other neighboring States both as regards honesty and profloienoy. Skimming is the original sin in the cheese factory, and we have visited cheese factories in Iowa that are regenerated. But what mortal sinners are to be found In the northwest! They glory In their shame too, and have Journals in their Interests that cry "great is this skimming plan," and are ready to have a chip knocked from their shoulders at any moment. This is the attitude of unregenerate dairy journals. When 'you call upon the skimmer he tells you " the people do not know the difference." The mischief apparent is, tho skimmers rely OR th» cliiOionest profits that come from veiling a bogus article, instead of relying on the profits that come from excellent articles, Th > :>o<5d mimo of Amaricaa oheeis i« :ii).-,re<i seriously, by tJji»clW!*of . *•">»£ ^sjuia, our ftfft* ><<-'± !'*44M| W H»Ji* I* 4 -w •«•*» t "f vr %,•£•'• '^'' tan* trow ty days old l» tolas &\8f *ad If » l« ttifti hAfdiwtifh in <ta days ft trMUpott&tlon H Will here, sell f^ts highest pdoa ¥00 tnttoh wUt and ten- net must be used to secure the dottaist- ency; that in toe finest predttef Only comes with ago and propef ourla& Then tho ton-days-old otifd tfaat hw a powlble.hlgh Market valua cah Bot Wll within thatilthfc fof all the tfclo* UierVia In It. Our flh«we makers musk add What has given oharaotor to our butbet baker* That is cotftrdlof timperaturo. that our people should much in ono anOthei 1 . direction have learned BO nnd so little ]o ft> i-Btio ott KOT IPO •Themahwho owns good battle need not hesitate to feed them. The man who, has plenty corn and cattle should not hesitate to feed. Tho man who has corn without cattle should not hesitate to buy. The man who has cattle and no rain may have much to learn before he s justified in buying corn. Cattle will be fed. The American people want beef. :owa has great surplus of both corn and cattle. Somebody Will put the two to- ;othov,—somebody in Illinois, somebody urther east in Ohio, somebody in New Ingiand or old England will buy one or ho other or both of these great staples, hin cattle and cheap corn, and make more money out of one or the other or x>th than the farmers in Iowa who rais- d them. If Iowa lauds were not naturally the richest and most easily ultlvated and best for raising both corn and thin steers of any lands n the face of the earth, our people could ot live at all by growing and selling 3orn an/1 thin steers. They would bo ompelled to feed for profit to make a Iviog; to feed to keep the land fertile <o feed to consume hay and corn fodder iat are not consumed when coin and hin steers are sold; to have good steers; o feed and so breed th&t their steers would be good. All this Iowa farmers would be sure to do if livings required more digging to get We indulge in manr queer experiments »n Iowa farms jooause of the richness of them; and this selling of corn and thin steers Is one of he queerest. Farmers ask in all earnest- ess, "will it pay to feed steers r We emember Father Wilson's farm for hlrty-six years in Iowa. He fed when teers brought two and one-half cents in market, when they brought twice that, hen they brought three times that. He always fed You ask, "did he bal- noe tho ration?" Yes, always. There •ere no oil mills in early days to sell oil leal. The grist mills that sold bran were sometimes fifty miles away. He grew ax and boiled it, in early days, and fed ach steer a portion each day with the orn; or ho grew oats and fed them in be sheaf, or threshed, to balance the orn with. Ho made fat steers, finished profitable steers, all the years mce deer and elk and buffalo moved •est and surrendered the prairies to eadlng steers as they supposed if they tvo the. subject any thought We do ot oare to inquire whether it wUl pay 10 great feeder to feed—the man who uys the thin steers and corn of a neigh- orhood. We are concerned about the armer who has two, half a dozen or a ar load. He can feed wiljh profit when here is none for tho extensive feeder, is our farmers begin to balance corn vlth something more albuminous they find increased value in the manure cap. Eastern feeders regularly estimate what goes there. In fact much eastern eeding with western grain is done with a lew to getting manure. If Masaachu- otts, eould not buy western grains, more 3«$&$0 of her farms would be abandoned, and when -we gather wit enough to eed our grain and thin steers at home, aturo's rotation will bo the renovator of astern lands Instead of western grain. Ve man* no prophesy about winter or prlng prices for beef. We advise farmers to feed their own steers because it is suicidal to do otherwise. It is giving ur profits to the middleman wo talk so muoh about , The West it crowding Chicago just now with raw material that hould be worked up at home. Prices or these products are lower than they therwise would be. Theodore Clark,.of Tama county, lately sold 30 steers of his wn raising for $0.75 per hundred. He ed Thousands sold tho same day for en than $1.00, What man has done man can do. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. 90WIHO BLVB , , December 7.—I wish to know when Is the best time to sow blue grass Med. Bow much to the acre with a stand ot timothy and clover? Where is the best place to procure the »eed. and how muoh is t worth per bushel? I hare a tea-acre pasture seeded to timothy and clover last iprtng, not a very good stand. I want to ' a permanent pasture of it, BO would >startsymebinegnwstoifc Mr. W, )11, of El8t«U, Missouri, writes me that nnoteaned aeed M it comes from the r .U far better than when cleaned, „. reoommencU eowins: in any month in the year, exoept December andJanuwy. B. MOKKBOM. Sow blue grass in Hwroh when you sow the other 8*e^8. Sow a bushel of seed in the chaff to the acre. It weighs, fourteen poun.dstnf.his shape, Yoij pan get it from any rep«t%bje Wf4>,9MW,- #p4 ,t will cost you from one to',|^ct <<Jp}iftra a bushel You can sow blue 0Ml on and seeded last spiring at any M tvrwn this dale »n4 next spring would, so,w it on the last snows to M*roh. W»j wauW no» *oir g*«« ««| tf fJBJT kJwJ in summer. Tfae he»t 79914 injure ft, f>U| KOU VlfJi Sf&faH'f KW ii (MTf Ah *o lie wr th« farm behln An ma dwar to Mat "there ain't no tatera there to dia. A» rt Bnt'there th«y made him scrub tbdttoeki Thia wuz too much) »ez he, ^^ Ez he went leapin ovorboAni, "Thla ain't noplAoe for me." An th«n he utarted out an sworn Oight through the nttf la sea; •Thla roela like work," ho Boon alkwedL "This ain't ivo place f er me." A merchaht vessel picked him np. An Itt a;bnnk he ottrled, Until they dropped hiin dowri wjion • The other «jlda the world. An then them pigtail*! Ohlnamon Set him topicklnted; ; Bo worked for Mit ab hour, an sold, "This ain't no placo for ino. Wtr, this is jest like work," he orted. •An awful terror spread Through all his feetur^ an he fell Liko one; who's dropped down dead. He went into a fever, ' JFeU tora*in liko fc.Turk, , An he thought thet he wuz runnfn All the time away from work. One* he dreamed thet ho wnz worfe*n, An he leaped np strong an tree, And lef his bed, an run an shrieked, "This ain t no place for me." Become bock to America To hunt for rest an peace, An at last he got tfpplnted With full pay on the police. An Ms tired soul is satisfied, -I've foun my place," sea he, "At last I got away- from work. This is the place for me." -fl. W. Foaa In « A Human Chameleon. Fraulein B - , of the corps de ,. belonging to the Court opera house, one- morning quite unexpectedly called 'to- B6o her colleague, Fraulein S - ., whom•he found at her dressing table, "What!" said the first named ballerina, "yon have already gray hair!" "Yes," Miss S - replied, slightly embarrassed, "it turned gray in a atngte- night in consequence of sudden griaCX Next day Miss B - paid her frtend another visit. This time, however, ate had completed her toilet, and thanks 1 to- an application of Eau des flees, her hair was now a beautiful black. ' "Ahr maliciously exclaimed the visitor, "today your hair has regained its- original hneP "Yes, H was the reply, "it has turned black again in a single night in consequence of a sudden joy;" — Daheun. Kalender. An Effectual Remedy. 1 He—There is a certain young h|dy deeply interested in me, and while I Efce her, yon know, still 1 never could k>VB her. 1 want to put an end to it without breaking the poor girl's heart. Can yen suggest any plan? She—Do you call there often? He—No, indeed. Not any oftener then I can possibly help. Tr ' She—Call oftener.—Truth. Unexpected Result. •'There," he said fondly, "just to flow yon bow much 1 thought of you I took your picture with my new instantaneous camera. Here it is." "Do you think it looks like me?" she inquired, almost tearfully. "Why—er—yes, of course." "Then all is over. I cannot be yours. It must be my money and not myself that you seek."—New York Sun. A Severe Operation. Chollie-r You look very pale today, ipe. deah boy. Chappie—Ya—as; 1 took ethaw mawning. Chollie—Took ethaw! Did you a tooth drawn? Chappie—No; the doctaw put» PWQg plaster on me back.—New York ~ HEADACH Of all f onns, Jle0iN»lirt»,

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