The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on February 10, 1892 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 10, 1892
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THE KKPUttLlCAN, A1.GONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, 1'EWtUAltY 10, 1802. ft« touted fcboutdlvlaW and iw»d*t*d on of base htunanity as animalcules. 00 ttttmed up astronomy, the science of au- AttA wondered If Insanity was common to the flea. Bd plunged Into rootomy and wandered through phlebotomy, And. read for weeks on history from Adam down to date. Fie lectured on theogouy and dwelt upon cosmogony, And twtmded deep the mystery attending human fate. Be showed supremo anxioty for late and early piety, And spoke with great felicity of higher states thau this. He lectured quite dramatically to show how systematically The forco of electricity was centered in A kiss. But while with such intensity ho spouted on Immensity, ilia wirV with sweet devextty was cutting cjuilr a dash; &nd with su«:h ingenuity she monkeyed his annuity, He found to his perplexity she'd dressed nway fcls cash. -Tom Masson in Cloak Review. At the Door. A Story of O«n«rttl trnftttti, "Thftt id a remarkable story Sbotit Mrs. John A. Logan," remarked a gen- tleinan to a party of friends the othet evening. "A few months before hei husband's death she had been with him to New Mexico for his health, and ; when they had returned to Chicago a L young girl of twenty, who had been a 'avorite with General Logan since hei hildhood, came in to see them in the vening, and he jokingly asked her what he had learned since he saw her last. lie said she had been studying palm- stry, and he held out his hand and nughingly told her to read his 'fortune. 1 -lev face became serious at the first jlance and she told him that death vns marked in it, and that unless ha hanged, his method of living and working and got rest he would be in his grave speedily. 'Mrs. Logan, who stood by, observed that this revelation had a disturbing ef- ! ect on her husband, and with some ,re- issnring remark and a. laugh held out her hand and told the young lady to read her hand. The girl took it, looked at the lines an instant, and burst out crying. 'You will be a widow within six months,' sobbed the young palmist, dropping the hand. And in less time ;hiin that the nation was mourning th» loss of Senator Logan and Mrs. Logan was a widow."—New York Truth. Farm and IJAMB8 WILSON, "Oh. by the way, which hand do you drive with?" "The left, of course." "Then I sit on the right hand side, don't I?"—Philadelphia Times. They Aro Different. V Tie vrng sxioh a dapper looking citizen tluu \viieu the lady of the house opened tlio side door in response to his knocl* she almost invited him to come in. "Good morning, madam," he Said be fore she had time to get away. "l" doa't want to buy anything," she answered in self defense. "But 1 haven't anything to sell, jnad am." he said so deferentially that sho stu;i;i.vl a moment. "Ti'.at is to say, madam," he went on, "1 IIP. Yfin't now, though I had when you cuma to the d.oor." ••Yon must be a crank," she said, baO'rv 1 : away, '•'-I f.;:-UrO you I am not, madam." "T!i,"ii n-hat do you want? 1 ' ••l-iothiug now, madam. When 1 called 1 had a cosmetic to sell for beau- tiiViv.'4' the complexion, but when I saw yor.iv I knew that it needed nothing to enhance its beauty, so" He stopped jnst a moment, while she hesitated and smiled, and he became hopeful. "Oh," she said, "that's the kind of talk the other fellow gave me. You clinrr, must think I'm a fool." Sae slainmed tho door in his face, and as lie passed out he remarked to himself: ••That's twice it failed today. I wonder if these Detroit women are different from othor women?"—Detroit Free Press. • Trinity Kniphasls. A woman ha;I a pair of twin sons so closely alikv in looks and voice that often, when she was not paying particular attention, slio herself was liable to mistake one for the other. One day. after the twins had been playing naveroil homy out of doors together, one uf them—whose name might have been Jacob —came into the house and said: ••Mother, fin hungry; 1 want apiece of pie." Without noticing which it was sho gave him the pie, which he immediately took around the corner of the house and ate: then returning, he said in an aggrieved tone: "Mother. I want a piece of pie!" All wont well until poor Esau came in a few i.iv.mtes afterward, only to discover II./-.Y both ho and his mother had been cheated. —Youth's Companion. Two Quick for Him. The only man who ever was too quick for Joe Dye. the bad man of Ventura, was Petrohuin Scott, the old Ventura oil man, a tali, wiry, nervous chap, who would be the terror of stenographers if he were a public speaker. Phillips Brooks is a leisurely drawler compared to Scott Scott and Dye had a legal contest over an oil claim on the Sespe, and, while the case was pending, Scott prudently avoided discussing it with Joe, whose temper and trigger finger were notoriously quick and apt to act in concert. One day Scott and Dye met in Santa Paula and, sitting down at a table together, chatted about things in.general Scott carefully abstained from talking about oil claims, but Joe finally broached the subject and made some statement about the records that was not correct. This is the way Scott tells the story: "Without thinking, I said, 'Joe, you're a liar,' and as soon as the words were out of my mouth he yanked his revolver and stuck it under my nose. But I was too quick for him. i took it all back before he could shoot."—San Francisco Argonaut, A Curious Palm of South America. One of the most curious palms in the world is called the "Ita," and is very abundant on the banks of the Amazon, Rio Negro and Orinoco rivers. In the delta of the latter it occupies swampy trucks, which are at times completely inundated and present the appearance of forests rising out of the water. The awampa are inhabited by a tribe of Indians called G-uaranes, who subsist almost entirely upon the produce of the tree. During the annual floods they suspend their houses from tops of the tall stems of the palms. The outer skin of the young leaves is made into cords for hammocks, and the soft inner bark yields a nutritions farinaceous substance.—Interview in Washington Star. Some of our fatm writers 8«etn to~cta« velop an unhealthy appetite fot biting their yoke fellows. There is much to gnaw at beside. We commend something original to them to write about, on stable or field, because quarrelsome dogs go limping boine. The people have been putting up ice eighteen inches thick. Contractors put It up generally for seventy-five Cents a ton. The farmer can do it at odd spells, and all the necessary cost is a building to hold it. Plenty ot dead air spaces are the safety of ice for summer use. The separator takes out all the fatT but the churn does not make it all into butter. How to save that lost in the butter milk is one of the problems of the day. Some separators lose their co9t every year in hashing up the cream, while others give no trouble in this regard. , There is no need of buying oil meal to balance, a ration if the feeder desires to escape the oil meal combine, provided he has grown something else. The Iowa station is experimenting with ground flax and will report, presently, what the farmer may do without selling his flax and buying back the oil meal. Investigations show that Iowa will grow as much sxigar to the acre in beets as any State or any country. Our climate is as good as most, and our soil better than most. Whether we will make sugar or not will depend on the cost of labor, use of machinery, command of skill in field and factory, and the use of money. ' Grain gambling is being aired. . That short selling keeps down prices is pretty well proved. Europe, for example, wants one hundred million bushels. Short sellers agree to deliver a thousand times that amount at rates below the market. This depresses prices, as it creates a sentiment that prices will be lower. __. Blue grass is not suited to lands that are in systems of rotation. Red clover is best for this purpose. Those who must have timothy hay can get it on our upland by feeding it with clover, by .manuring or by irrigating. We have lived many comfortable years without the luxury of timothy hay for stock or terrapin for our family. Both come high in Iowa. The new Wisconsin dairy building is named tho "Hiram Smith Hall," in honor of a man who did much for the dairy interests of that State. It is some- do»estlb animals, Tfeftli alnUtw 6* ftf titittUttte, fit*. Bfyden, takes petsSBal to* terest in the college ftfms at different locations, buys fine helda abroad and brings around the experiment stations of the Province all the power, spirit, and othet influences possible. The Canadians ate fine judges of cattle, horsey and sheep. We think they teally excel us in these farm animals, trb.tie we think they are not abreast of us in swine breeding. It will be well for us to keep an eye on these northern neighbors. The horse breeders at their annual meeting lately held at Des Moines adopted a resolution asking the State agricultural society to have a veterinary surgeon examine all horses entered for competition upon the fair grounds. This is wise movement Blemishes are transmitted with groat regularity, and to give a premium to a horse that will breed diseased or blemished stock is very wrong. Our people have suffered greatly in this regard already and it is high time that wo have the public educated to refuse patronage to horses of such sort, however well they may have been bred. The meeting that adopted »this wise resolution was tho most intelligent one ever convened in the State on moro accounts than this. The papers were of a high order, showing that the growth of horse lore is in right directions. I high vain* fot fWdlftg. the Cftlf has the fi«t claim,to it aftd we hate fto faith in a syitem of farming fot the average Iowa, farmet that does not induce raising the calves. It is th«,4ife of the weaned pig. tt will feting & backward colt into thrift. It is as valuable as oil meal to feed with corn. It is the mainstay of poor people in many lands. As cheese it is a fraud and a cheat, and no State that makes skim milk cheese can prosper. 11 Iowa dairymen start honestly and establish the reputation of making full milk cheese, the reward for every ounce of fat will surely come. Lincoln once said: "You can deceive all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not deceive all of the people all the time," or words to that effect. "Your sins will find you out." The profits that accompany honest dealing are more than what come from deception. Correct Iowa farming will forbid using up skim milk in indigcstable cheeso, . because judicious feeding of skim milk would pay better than selling cheap cheeso. We think butter making has made advances since "Auld Lang Syne." but we tnink cow feeding has retrograded. The fat is got out of the milk more than old ways -got it out. The thermometer controls temperature, and uniformity is the result, but bare pastures in summer and limited bills of fare in the winter make us conclude that the moans of getting milk are not so well understood as they wore long ago among the people who developed our herds of milkers. This has come about from a more thorough study of milk in the house and means of handling it than has been applied to farming outdoors and ways of growing crops. We think also that tho people who develop our beef breeds understood feeding bettor than most farmers now-a-days. The old ways of feeding where the farmer fed what he bred were more economical than feeding in great droves. IMper Legends, Tho Weuds, who, we believe, are the ancestors of the modern Prussians, are the center of many legends. The Pied Piper of Hauiflin was a Wend; so also was the piper of the Hartz mountains, who appeared so many days a year, and played unearthly tunes, and whosoever heard at once fell into a frenzy, from which there was no escaping. All these pied and weird pipers assembled once a yea rat the Brocken, where there was a general carnival, the Arch Fiend leading the concrrt on a violin, witches rolling around and fiddling on the skulls of horses, and the pipers adding the concert of their unholy instruments.—Chamber's J ourual. thing new to see a farmer's memory honored who did nothing to earn the honor but take the lead in some department of the farm, but it is an eminently proper thing to do and Wisconsin leads in many such directions. Any time now will do to scatter grass seed over the pastures where the stand is >r. There are many Iowa pastures that are not doing their best. Wherever the clover roots are dead it will pay well to re-seed liberally. Wherever it is desirable to kill out patches of wild grass by all means sow clover. We have noticed Mammoth clover take root in a slough among tall grass and establish itself. A mistake is made in turning milk cows out doors to shiver in very cold weather on the theory that it is exercise, There is no way by which milk is dried up so regularly as this. Just as certain as the wqather gets colder the cows that are exposed to it give less milk. True, it is likely to be richer, but volume is necessary to keep up profita- ile milking. The cow need not know hat the weather is colder if she is to *fr good work in winter. It is entirely prac- ical nowadays to keep her comfortable. 5he will surely dry up if we do not keep ler warm. The cow stable can be made so that the temperature will not fall too ow. This also applies to fattening an- .mals, but not so much so, because they are usually getting plenty of heating iorn that will not induce milk so much as fat. We would, however, increase the corn ration if the cow must stand in the wind. THE MILKERS AMONO The milking characteristic is so valuable in all breeding animals that close attention should be paid to it. It is correlated with other peculiarities that are necessary in most of our domestic animals. Good milkers are good brooders. The point we have in mind just now is the necessity of good milking ewes, where early maturing lambs are desired. The milking feature is not uniformly associated with mutton and wool, the combination now desired in a sheep for the heavy pastures of Iowa. But mutton and milking can be had, and without plenty of milk spring lambs of good weights can not be had. We have several breeds of imported sheep that are good mutton and wool animals, and we suggest that selections bo made so that the herd may be bred out in all three directions. Some of the square prize takers may not be good milkers. Breeding for points to take tho eye of the judge usually overlooks milking. Wo need not state that we believe in common purpose sheep. It is entirely practical to have mutton, wool and milk. But wo do not insist that the points that take prizes always accompany milking ewes, cows or sows. In fact we suspect they do not. But wo would select the milkers in all three as a prime necessity. The sow that is not a good milker is not a valuable mother, nor is the mare a good breeder that does not give the colt an abundance of milk. Of course feeding has much to do in inducing milk, but some mothers lay on fat instead of giving abundance of milk. The characteristic is hereditary and can be developed by use and feeding. The Horned Dorset sheop that breeds twice a year is a groat milker. So milking and fecundity go together—are correlated. We advise farmers contemplating the growing of early lambs for the big prices that are paid for the earliest, to look Over their flocks for this feature. [•nnKenncm, etc., aro „„„„., KESTORATIVE, . , discovered by tha eminent Indiana Specialist in nervous diseased. It does not contain opiates or dangerous drugs. "Ilnvo been taking DXU MI1.E8' ItESTOnATIVENEIlVlNEror Epllop»y. From September to January BEFOBB using tho Net"»1ne 1 bad at least 75 convulsions^ and now after three months' use hare no more* attacks.—Joflw B. COLLINS, llomeo, MIoh." "1 have been ilBlnBim. MINES' REOTOH- ATI VB NEK VINE for about four months. 16 has brought me relief and cure. I have tnken It for epilepsy, and after nslmi it for one Week h»t» had no attack.— Kurd C. Braftlus, Heathvllle, Pa. Fine book of (treat euros and trial bottles FBBB- •tDruffglsta 10verytfhore, or address t DR. MILES MEDICAL CO., EJkhart, lmf» Sold by F. W. DINGLEY. III Ei'ttH RILEY & YOUNG'S Combination SLAT and WIREfEHCE. It Is a fence for open countries, for It cannot be blown down. It Is the fence for low lands, for it cannot be wasUed away. It destroys no ground whatever, and If beauty be considered an advantage, it is the neatest and handsomest farm fence In the world. In short, it combines the pood qualities of all fences In an eminent degree, and as soon as introduced will become the popular fence of the country. It is beautiful and durable, ut Is sti i.ntc and will Increase the price of your farm fur more than any other fence. It will last much longer than any other fence. It is a great iuldition, occupies less ground, excludes le.=.--, sunshine, has no superior as a fence. It is stronger than anyutner fence and will turn uny stock no matter now breachy. It is plainly visible and Is notdan- Kerous to stock like tiarb wire. The best horse fence in the world. It will protect all crops from a half grown 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 Kossuth comity. Made by liiley & Young, Algona, lowa. The cleanest auu uiosi purreetiy poi- ished flours have no water used on them., They are simply rubbed off every mom- lug with a large flannel cloth which is aoaked in kerosene once in two weeks. Take the cloth and with scrubbing brush or stubby broom go rapidly up and down, aot across, the boards. After a few rubbings the floor will have a polished appearance.—Chicago Herald. A NOVELTY STERLING MERIT. OF PRICE PER PACKET, 15 CENTS. WEETOORNL EXCELLENT FLAVOR. CREAM BRIGHT COLOR. The lato severe weather is being heard from in tho East by creamery men. Wintry butter and frosty butter aro spoken of. The teams that haul the cream or milk from the farm houses t the factories can remedy this difficult} by covering their wagons and packing straw about the cans, and covering them over with blankets. Milk that is to make fine butter must not be frozen. The nice palates of high paying consumers will not tolerate it. There is not much danger of the butter being injured al'terit is made. The mischief is done in the gathering. It is proposed to prepare a bill for the relief of the supreme court. \Ve think we can tell those who draw the bill'what some of the people think anent the proposition. First, Iowa has just twice as many courts now as Is necessary; second, we want no more courts with their attending expenses; third, if the law is to be changed enlarge the jurisdiction of lower tribunals and settle suits in the lower courts. This ia all the relief necessary. Then cut down our court system about one-third. But there will be comment if any more courts are created. We respect the legal profession, but the State was not created for their delectation. Unsurpassed Cor cutting. Magnificently fringed. Bound 88 a ball. Easy to raise. Price per pkt, ISc. Very productive, high quality and sugar flavor. Having thoroughly tested it. we can confidently recommend it as the best garden Pea ever introduced. Per packet, 16 cents ; pint, 75 cents. IVEW 2 Given free, if desired, with above. VICK'S FLORAIi GUIDE 1898, which contains several colored plates of Flowers and Yegetables. 1,000 Illustrations. Over 100 pages 8 xiou inches. Instruction* how to plant and care for garden. Description* of over MO New Noveltitm. Mailed cm receipt of address and XO cents, which may be deducted from first order VICK'S SONS, Rochester, N.Y. Get your Republican Offiee 4o all kiftda of Jol^ Wovkwad will you We find in starting the State creamery that it is necessary to hire teams to bring the milk and take back the skimmed product, while nine-tenths of the farmers' teams stand idle in the stable. We call attention to this because it may have a State-wide application. Farmers supplying milk to a creamery should take turns in delivering the milk and I save to themselves the expense of hiring somebody to do it. Iowa farmers aro desperately independent, many of them. One lesson they must learn, sooner or later, is co-operation in every direction in which it would do them any good, and this is one where we think some money can be saved. Canadians are spitting on their hands and »tti»|f 'flW* r teet ^ to to** W 8 **' *^ live stock exhibit at the ColumMw ! -we do not Tfeey we It is generally conceded that something must be fed with the corn crop to make a proper ration. The purchase of oil meal, bran and cotton seed meal is generally recommended, and whore nothing has been produced on the farm to balance the corn with, it is wise to purchase these albuminous feeds rather than feed the corn alone to any oj our domestic animals. But the Iowa farmer can very easily arrange his crops to avoid all such purchases. Our soil will produce albuminoids as well as carbo-hydrates. All that is necessary is to grow a variety of crops suitable for this purpose. Sow flax, peas and clover hay, and if none of these are grown oats are valuable to mix with corn. One thing is observable in this regard. The steady demand in Eu- ropo for our albuminous grains to tone up the root crops over there, and car- bonacious feeds, combined with a growing demand at home, have greatly enhanced the price of these stuffs necessary to tone up a ration. Eastern farmers and Europeans buy our albuminous feeds for tho purpose of making v»Ui»bio manure to keep their soil producing. It is interesting to study the continental movement of flax oseed. We buy several millions of dollars worth from India und Russia to get the oil to paint with. Then we sell the oil cake to tho foreigner to make his crops grow. We predict this will soon stop. Western farmers are rapidly learning the value of albumen. Oil meal, bran and peas are likely to sell above their feeding value very soon, or sell above the cost of production in the West. For these reasons we urge farmers to grow albuminous feed stuffs rather than buy them. We also advise a freer feeding of oats to cows, feeding steers and hogs. No chemist's table of analysis of grains tells of their full feeding value. THE FABJIER'S BOY. A new departure has been taken up by the board of trustees of the Iowa agricultural college in providing for admitting the country boy or any boy or girl to the agricultural course with district school education. Wo believe this will remove'tho principal obstacle from the higher education of the country boys. The country school gives a knowledge of grammar and arithmetic, history and physiology, but our colleges require algebra and there has been the rub. Col leges with engineering courses that have mathematics in every term hurry the freshmen and sophomores of all courses through all the mathematics a farmer or evon a high school superintendent eve requires during tho flrst Ihiv) terms o college lifu. This arran^emont require a preparatory education to enter college The young slant, I'rom the farm has no learned how toslii'lv whim In must ut tack the problems in thu course The village hkh school is not alwuy conv nienl, and whim it js heroic effort ivro ivqiiirtsd to -401 llw youn:* folks u early i.-noug)) in Ui'.t morning, breakfast oil aii-1 a tuatu on ilio road in cold weather to reach tho village by 0 o'clock, If tho boy bourds in this village his education away from the farm begins at once. Nobody he meets advises him to study the science i that underlie agriculture, nor the arts by which it is made most profitable. Nor is the high school designed to fit the young farmer to enter his course in college. It is well arranged for youths that care to go no farther, or for the student that aims for a professional career. If, however, tho farmers' children—boys and girls—go from the home farm to the college farm, they are trained in one-direction all the time. The "MERRITT. Prints 78 letters ancJ haracters. Price $l'5ti, GEO. II. SMITH A CO., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. D. L. Dowo'9 HEALTH EXERCISER. tfot Brain-War 'Gentlemen, Athlete or . gymnasium. Tal: «M u i> br.t 3 ln.|' square fiour-ropm; i»i>w.80wntmis«|' (lnnitiin, cirmprenenHlve, cheap., ) iKlD-rux-JbyblMXiOpliysloIfttiji.Uwr- yoi-s, clergymen, wiitnra & other* wUAiiik it. b.-ndforlil'dolrott- * . JturV! «*».."- li'Svci, »ow VorJs. This space is reserved for Pr L. K. Garfleld, who will sell TJ any bicycle not represented by Agts. in Algona s\ X ;STABT BIGHT. Iowa makes little cheese compared with her make of butter. But the State will make cheese soon and much of it. What is made In the State is good, full milk cheese with very little exoeptiqn. When this industry is developed much depends upon the route taken. If no Skimming is practiced and no skim milk cheese made the reputatiOB of the State wtti sell her product at Us fwll value, W<e have a very dUhiM H»& rf Nothing now in the course of study will be left out, but instead of crowding algebra, geojnetery and trigonometry into three terms they will be extended farther along the course. Every educator knows that the country boy makes the strongest scholar. If he Is not overloaded at the beginning—and students generally are __h| W ill get good lessons when he has learned bow to stvtdy. We think this a much wiser course to adopt than insisting upon a year or two of preparatory study befone entering college. At the end of |ou« years, students desiring to fit themselves /o_-tJlN<v 1 ^T- L. LESSJKG, Algona, Iowa. LEGAL BLANKS, I/Quit Claim Peed, Jrf>«*» for teaching or for ba better judges wh»t to and lite Warranty I) »», Beul

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