The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1892 · Page 8
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

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•?';•' tfv € THE KKl'UttLlCAK, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, 20 A ' .* i i THE GRANGE STORE'S Special Sale of Men's Women's and Children's UNDERWEAR HOSIERY Commences this Week. J. K. Fill & Son Farm and Stock Yard. JAMES WILSON, Em-Ton, -Just received the finest line of— Samples £'"i -IN- Woolens —AND- Fancy Suitings Ever received in Algona, POTATOES AND POULTRY A SPECIALTY. REPEBEXCKS— Atlas National Bank, Chicago; Porter Brothers Co., Chicago; L. A. Talcott, Chicago; R. G. Dun & Co.'s Agency, Chicago. Correspondence Solicited. I 14 South Water St. CHSCACO. G*!brilson's Norse tales are delightful*, We like the sentimental side of a farmer when he does not gush. Wi&tor wheat in many sections is not as promising as it was a year ago. The drouth continued too late into the fall and prevented sowing. The plants are backward. _• . Bennett tells a good deal about good butter making. We wish everybody in butter machinery making business would tell all they know about their wares, as fully. Prof. Robertson removes odors from milk by heating It to 150°, so reports of the New York Dairyman's Association say. This is something new and worth trying where turnips are fed, or where eaks spoil milk in the spring. If calves are troubled with indigestion; first, give them no milk for a time; second, give them less milk for a time: third, give them scalded milk for a time; fourth, give them a little rennet and if the case has run too long consult a veterinarian. This in reply to inquiries. Frequent suggestions are made to sow clover with all spring grains, even if the land is to be plowed up the following spring. • It will certainly do no harm, and it will surely do good. The only question Is, whether dear seed will do good enough to pay for itself. Try it anyway. Dearer butter during the lost few months has caused more oleo. licenses to be taken out. More fraudulent sales are the result of better returns. The butter maker surely is right in requiring descriptive coloring or other marks by which the consumer may know what he is eating. Iowa farmers now going into sheep breeding will do well to learn a lesson from well informed cattle breeders, iu fattening off every ewe that does not breed well, milk well or have the wool that is wanted. Keep a feeding yard and cull out regularly if you would have a strong, healthy, profitable herd. Delaware county has thirty-five creameries that sell 55,000,000 pounds of butter a year. Delaware has a good many very strong men that make such things go. Localities do.not always give enough of credit to their public spirited citizens to whom they owe their prosperity. The farmer who organizes and pushes to success any industry new to his people is a benefactor a'nd the value of him is only measured by the want of him in other places. < : Inquiries arc numerous regarding the value of beets for milk. They are valuable. Hut wo suggest that if sugar factories are not convenient the mangel will pay best. It grows the largest crop. Itis riQhcr in albumen, the sugar beet having been developed in sugar directions. We are certain mangels can be grown and harvested for a dollar a ton, and from twenty to forty tons can be grown on an acre. For winter milk cows they will, in a great measure, take the place of bran. Corn and mangels with a little flax meal will bring plenty of milk. The Iowa experiment station is at work to determine something about root feeding. The Practical Farmer has an article urging feeders to finish cattle, so as to sell them for the higher prices. This is a subject that has not been aired enough. Longer feeding will not always pay unless the feed is changed. To finish well the ration must be well balanced. To finish cattle that have been eating corn, add oil meal, bran or oats, and narrow the ration. Our feeders who use nothing but corn can finish profitably with the addition of some of these albuminous feeds. Many cattle can not be given a fine finish without something of this kind. And cattle that have been using a well balanced ration of, say corn and oil meal, will finish up better by increasing the oil meal. This applies to most animals. But how long it will pay to feed this narrowed ration the feeder must determine by observing. A month to finish, perhaps. that a fajfmfif or farm bo put on the board that expends ntbney —*ayDf. Wallace—stf that the State library of tho great agricultural State, bull* -ftp by taxation of farmota. may have the latest and best that is written concerning the farmers. It Is nice enough to have reference books for law-* yers that visit the capital, and for scientists, but consider whose money pays > for the books and tote fair. It is note good timo to plan a little for pasturing next summer. The drouth caught most farmers last year, and it may be dry again. An acre of clover, poas, oats or corn can easily bo sown convenient to the pasture and cut and thrown over the fence. An average acre of these crops will keop a cow altogether Indoors for a year, or twelve for a month, or twenty-fouc half feed for two months In the hot spell. Why not do this and keep up the flow of milk? Four acres of these four things will add wonderfully to the butter yield, or to the gain in fattening cattle, or to the growth in young cattle. Prepare for it. Haul out manure now upon a few acres, sow early and cut as soon as the pastures begin to get dry and cut again. Try this just once. Plow In the peas four inches deep. These crops will give a balanced ration. Milking and fattening at the same time Is decried by owners of milk breeds, because those breeds have been developed where fattening materials were scarce, and because the milker developed on cabbage, turnips and other soft feeds does not fatten while she milks, nor is .it often desirable that she should. There is cow history on the other side, however. While European countries were suffering from the lung plague In cattlft, the city milkmen bought fresh cows, milked them during the natural period and toward its close fatted and milked simultaneously. This Is often done in this country. Cows are bought fresh and sold fat. Now we are told by the owners of special dairy cows that such beef is not valuable. It is not in all breeds, but in some very good beef is made. The special milk breeds are quite a small per cent, of milk cows. They suit some localities that are scant of feed. fib, WllSt blood sd Strong that he will certainly fo-prodttca himself. To that end he inttst be putts bfed lot many genet a* tlofis, and haVe ft pedlgrw to show It. The French have just learned to make herd books and they do it to meet the American demand tot It. The lamest feature of the French Coach boom Is the uncertainty of what will come from him and our high grade mares. It is no use to breed him to our light urUros. The progeny would be smaller than himself* and hot heavy enough to sell for carriage" purposes. Speed is not a characteristic of this breed. We conclude then that however good the horse may bo as an Individual, our farmers will do a very risky business to meddle -with htm. The risk Is *far greater than with Imported draft horses. They', all have size and that to the owner of the small mare Is a consideration. We do need stylish horses to breed from, but whoever asks our patronage should convince us first that he brings a strain of blood that will perpetuate itself and bo stronger than the blood we now have. Thousands of breeders have been lost on this rock. They got better blood than the native—be it horses, cattle, sheep or swine. They, made improvement They did not continue to secure better sires than the blood they had, and their flocks and herds deteriorated. There Is no luck in breeding improved stock. Every advance made demands still better blood next timo. The farmer may as well let expensive blood alone If he Is not resolved to keep good what he has, and still improve. We are anxious to welcome all improvements in our domestic anl-' mals. We need it badly enough, dear knows, but to turn to lighter horses than the mares we have bred up, horses of no history that gives us assurance of prepotency, appears no benefit to the average farmer. If somebody will get a herd of Coaches and demonstrate their* value we will be glad to tell all the truth of them we can learn. We can think of no more profitable or pleasant winter's job on the farm than feeding for meat or milk. The farm that has neither going on must be quite a lonely, profitless placs. No crop is being changed into something that sells higher, the changing of which is interesting and educating. Far too many Iowa farms neglect this winter work, although Iowa is doing mora of it than her sister States. The development of the dairy cow in winter, the feeding of cheap fodders and grains—cheap comparatively—is an educating process. The making of high selling butter is a fine art that introduces the maker into quite good society—society, too, that has interesting things to talk about. There is profit in this winter work when well understood. Hutter goes to the consumer at a small pec cent, of the value. The combines do not meddle with it. It is worK that our farmers neglect at their peril—that or meat making. AUBURN, NEW YORK. 1st—The utmost care that is given in selecting and buying none but the best of materials. 2d—The best of workmanship in all their branches. 3d—By the combination and practical use of the most important improvements 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 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 ia the full irou frame thus lessening the liability of stretching and loosing of the springs, so commonly found iu pianos with wooden wrest planks. We cballluge the world that our piano will stand longer in tune than «ny other made it) the ordinary way, , Special prices to introduce these pianos where we have no agent. PllWfciUi Hoard advises feeding hogs on clover by using movable fences and adding a little more new ground periodically. This is good advice. Hoard says the hogs will do better. There is another reason that is good, that is, it will be good for the land. Sheep are fed this way on the turnip crop in Europe and no way of enrichtng land equal to this has ever been found. The fence for hogs can be light gates that can be lifted and carried along and some convenient method used to fasten them together and bold them in place. In the same connection Hoard says a hog will make 000 pounds from an acre of clover. A good acre of clover —an average acre—will gra'/.e a cow or five sheep or five hogs 100 each, or thereabout. It does not look like a wild statement. We incline to agree with the governor. ^_ Judge Beck in an interview tells -thai the State library is one of the five best in the country. As a law library It is »»id to be a good one, but there 1$ , wheelbarrow full of farm literature in the whole building, Iftture h&s mmy farmer*! in % be aijBft t/g$ them to see aj» " KEEPIXU- THE COW AT IT. Elgin, Illinois, is perhaps the greatest dairy center in the West. Well, the papers tell us that half of the cows dried up and half of the dairies stand idle, because when the drouth dried up the pastures the cows had nothing to eat. Now we know of localities in Iowa where the cows did not go dry last fall, because they got something to eat when the pas- iures failed; but most of our Iowa cows :lid shrink below the profitable point. This is the point with regard to milk that needs attention. We have wealth of information about milk after it is milk, but poverty about milk ihat should be. The next bulletin of the Iowa station will have facts respecting what an acre of different green en p? will do to help out the dairy cow when her pasture fails her. We are a good deal astonished to read of our oldest dairy districts permitting their cows lo go dry. It is really a matter that should occupy the attention of farmers' institutes this winter. Nothing far fetched is wan ted. .lust what an acre of clover, oats, vetches, winter rye, peas or any other green feed will do, is all that is needed to solve the problem. Then we would not suggest cutting and hauling into the barn, but rather the cutting and heaving over the fence with a pitchfork. That would meet the requirements nicely. Just grow an acre for every eight or ten cows adjacent to the pasture, and when the dog days come and grass fails, cut and pitch once a day. Time enough to ask farmers to cut and haul and tie up cows and clean barns after they learn the value of the green feed by more primitive methods. Nervous Prostratio Sick itnd Hcn<lnch<s Bncfeacho, nj£e bid Fearit, Hot Flnshefl, er pyspcn»ln,I>nlirteftft, Confusion, terln, Fit*, St. Vitnn* l>nn<>e, Ontntn Hnbit, DrunkctinoHN, etc., nre onr«d by Dr. miles' KcAtorntlvo Bt«»vin*» It dofl» not contain opiates. > MM. Sophia 0. Brownlcc, DoLnnd, Ma., suffered with Mpllopgr Tor SO jrnart and tcstlflog to n oJmplotdcnfo. JftobB Petre, Ella, presort, hnd been stifforlntf With Nef*« °u« Prostration tor tm * yonrs. could not . nothing holnpd him until ho used Dri Miles' R« storatlvo Norvlne} ho la turn well. Klnebboki • F ,^B l m. tIn JJj 8 i 9t91 f? r ' Milo*» Nerve and Llwr PI I la, 50 doses for 25 cents too the beit remedy for Biliousness, Torpid Liver, ets., etc- Dr. Miles' Medical Co.,Eikhart,lnd*. TBIAIi BOTTLE FBEE. Sold by I*. W. DINGI.BY. THE VltEKCU COACH HOUSE. The French Coach horse is now being boomed. Lut us consider him and the wisdom of breeding him from our mares. Any new blood the farmer, meddles with must nick with the grade draft mare, or pure bred mares of the new breed must be bought, and few farmers can buy a herd of imported mares. The French Coach horse weighs froro 1,100 to 1,300 pounds. He does not average as heavy as our draft three-year-old colts. If we ire to sell him welOt <w$ be for %e co»ch erpjjwr \\^ ^ Of j^ *•${# ^^ jj^. ty of hom» at' tiJto&pW'te Wf] WEANING. This is a subject little discussed and yet it deserves looking into. The wild animal weans its young naturally. It never has very much milk, and no inconvenience is suffered at weaning time. Our mares would wean their colts the same way, and many of them do, but, the farm mare must be carefully handled if she is to suffer no inconvenience. Colts taught to eat grain may be weaned whenever it suits the convenience if the owner. The colt may be givgn skim milk and weaned quite young. It should have generous feed, no matter when it is weaned, if it is to be kept growing. But the mare: When Uie colt is weaned young—say at three to six months, which is sooner than the mare would wean it in the pasture—the mare will then show how much milk she gave the colt. She should be put on dry feed and be milked out at least half as often for a few days as the colt sucked. Mares differ as much as cows in this regard. The mare should have good keeping as well as the colt after weaning, as she has been going through a most exhausting experience. Cows in the semi-wild state on the ranches and on our farms where we let the calf suck, have little trouble about weaning time. Their full milking characteristics are never well developed. To this end the cow should have been milked until the calf could take it all, otherwise her full milking is never encouraged. So when weaning time comes by separation from the calf she has little to dry up. The dairy cow is quite different. She is, or should be, milking liberally on a good ration. At nine or ten months, if she is "coming in" again, she should be dried up, us secretion of milk for .the coming calf begins a month, six weeks or two months ahead—at different times in different individuals. We are told by some authorities to milk up to parturition. We think this wrong from every standpoint. The history of no nation of dairymen that wo are familiar with parallels it. - It is bad for the coming cult 1 , exhausting for the cow, and abhon-nt to the consumer of the product of th« cow. Dry olf tho cow then, two months bol'oro coming iu. Let her recuperate, so that^hu may retain her vigor as a breeder anil her houlth as a milk cow. Old historians t«H us that the ewes were milked for a month or six weeks after weaning of the lambs, and many nice poems uro-found in old books about the lasses Kinging at the operation •—a rather pretty sight on« would think to see the girls milking the ewes—-hooted at now-a-duys, may come in vogue again when work, light and health-giving, in a Republic among sensible people, will not be thought degrading as if every girl had a coat of arms on her milk pail, and dare not tarnish it with milk, The coming farm girls will have education, plenty of fine dresses, pianos, a knowledge of milk in all its phases, perfect health, great beauty and the pick of beaux landward and townward. The sow will wean her brood at three or four months if only called upon for, one- litter a year. This is best In many ways. The young pig is fairly set s, going, carried over the dangerous period of its lijfe to RILEY & YOUNG'S Combination SLAT and WIRE FENCE, It Is a fence for open countries, for It cannot, lie blown down. It is the fence for low lands, for it cannot he washed away. It destroys no- ground whatever, and if beauty be considered iin advantage, it is the nentest and handsomest? farm fence in the world. In short, it combines tlie pood qualities of all fences in tin eminent degree, and us soon as Int iiflured will become 1 the popular fence of tlm cumitry. It Is beautiful nnd durable. It is strungand will Increase the prlue of your farm 1'tu- more than any other (mice. It will last much longer than any other fence. It is n greai i.tidition, occupies less- ground, excludes less .Hunshine, has no superior as a fence. It is stronger than any oilier Cence and will turn any stock no matter how breachy. It is plainly visible and is not dan- gerons to stock like barb wire. The beat horse> fence in the world. It will protect all crops^ from a half crown chicken to a wild ox. It is: the. most uniform, and by comparison of cost much the cheapest. Kent for sale in all parts- of Kossulh county. Made by Kiley & Young,, Algona, Iowa. The "MERRITT. " Prints 78 letters and characters. Price $15. GEO. H. SMITH & CO., •Cedar Rapids, Iowa. D. L. Dowo's HEALTH EXERCISER. ,?«Braia-Wor&rs * Sedentary faefle t' JGentli-mon, LRtllca, Vouthn;-tb». 8 Athlete or Invalid. A cotuplnto ilrjvmnasHim. Ta. n» up but 8 In. " ijjiuw.sclentme. !ur, •!:.< enj.Vui nu ctuf-se. Prof. JO. 1 •.!, h!(t.ip:ullio I J i>V6lKal SB<V •-Sr^-USUlllli GIANT- T« "V imnii>n['ti. yt ?** JIGYCttS. lUmu-fcinuMtH, :5=3 // Vv ^ This space is reserved 1'or Dr L. K. Garflelcl, who will sell U any bicycle not represented by Afits.inAlgona j v> the shoat condition when $ pan eat 1 grass and grain freely with safety. The! BOW will get quite tW» if ahe in a good .milk- er, butshe has time to. racuperate, and her ttnje to ijreU spent, ft$$!Wie$ the ytgoj o* W^ IffQOd- J*o, fSTOT •t*x \u«Hr MM L. LESWNCS, Algonft, Iowa- LEGAL of

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