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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 2, 1892
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fv ?. 1 THE REPUBLICAN, ALaOWA, IOWA, Farm and Stock Yard. JAMES WILSON, EDITOII. URaiaoa big colt or a stylish colt on the farm, or no colt Nothing sold from the farm pays as woll this winter as butter—nothing in- jutes the farm so little. Clay Robinson thinks the good hogs art about all marketed, and they look fot? falling off In receipts. A pound of butter goes to New York Hoar's t)alfy«n&H. 6ft .tfoftt 6fl% , of far mint oxt* WlfiCttftSift frietidd ftW off, we think, Talk of '<$om« young fitoek" from a 000 pound sire, built like an ln« dlan pony. As bright men as our northern friends ate trtll get arotind to "some youn* stock" on the farm from the milk and too, young stock that will be district though which a «Ul,WiJf i no beneflti.fwfa US' taxes, while. &g of^isirf° tB *fa r6 ^8 h w $°k**'' I ru'ii gois ftlHne taxes, This 18 a outrage that needs remedy, , The present beneficiary Is satisfied! those who patronise railways and get no benefit of 1 arc not. We .like to see this There will breed some young stock that well and sell well. GMAI PIANO co. and durability. AUBURN, NEW YORK. Ist-The utmost care that is given in selecting and buying none tail the best of materials. "d— The best of workmanship in nil their branches. 3d-By the combination and practical use of the most important im- -w effect the most obtainable result in regard to quality Our instruments have a rich volume of tone, pure and ol inside and outside, thus avoiding the framed together like a door, and therefore bound ' t ° Our palen f 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 W TheULnttuning-pin fastening, only used in our pianos, _ is the .most important improvement ever invented; the tuning pm being inserted onlj 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 nnv other mode in the ordinary way. Special prices to introduce these pianos where we have no agent. Good agents wanted. Direct all correspondence to ,1? LISTER, Box 38, GLIDDEN, IOWA, Supt. of Iowa agencies. "will feed to: one and one-tenth cents. It costs one and a half cents tosell It. The Iowa station finds that something mast be grown before corn 19 ready to fe«d in summer. Peas and oats are the best crops the farmer can eke out a poor pasture with. Beets can be grown for sugar in Iowa This is well settled. The next question is, how can the sugar be made most economically? We doubt the quarter- million-dollar plant way—doubt much about it. Cassius M. Clay, of Kentucky, says cattle and sheep do best together. The cattle preceding the sheep bite the grass short enough for the sheep, which ea none but the finest. This may do where there are only a few sheep, but the sheep bite so close that on bare pas- Ures the young growth is taken by the sheep and the cattle are starved. For twenty years or more the people have asked protection against men wno get unwary people to sign fraudulent paper. The present legislature has taken up the matter in earnest. The business of the lawmaker is to protect the unsuspecting and keep pace with the -ascal. The innocent purchaser is just the party who makes this business to flourish. . A discussion is going on on both sides of the Atlantic whether it will pay the British feeders to Import American store oc stock cattle. Whether it will or not we are well satisfied that it will not pay the farmers of the grass and corn States to sell them to them. Let the ranch people sell their steers if the British want to buy them. We can not afford to send them our oil cake as we co now, and far less can we afford to sind them our thin steers. We advise farmers who want clover for hogs to sow in March with no nurse crop. Bulletin No. 15, being mailed from the Iowa station, shows that red clover, white clover, timothy, orchard grass and other grasses soWn in March when the ground was not fit to put teams on, made crops fit to mow in July, that early April sowings of all kinds of grasses stand the drouth well, and that late April or May sowings were either poor stands or utter failures. It is an injury to grasses to have nurse crops, but grasses may be sown with grains and make good stand, if sown early, and the station farther found that with field crops, grasses sown with barley made a better stand than with oats. But farmers desieing clover as soon as possible to graue should sow it by itself. of a A paragraph is going the rounds the press that the feed that will make pound of beef will make a pound of butter. If it takes twice as much feed and twice as much labor to make a pound of butter as a pound of beef there is twice as much profit still in the butter, and proves that the farmer should make less jeef with his feed and work and more butter. Butter making with comfortable barns and fine cows, and skill to make butter that sells at the top of the market, is pleasant and profitable business, but beef and butter making should go together, only when one does not pay nearly as well as the other the most profitable should not be so much neglected as butter making is in Iowa. The State is rapidly reall/.ing this. Beef making is getting less attention and butter making is getting more. A Fann and Stock Paper To Eiery Subscriber of THE REPUBLICAN! We ore oloased to announce that we have made arrange -ments with the publishersof The Western Plowman whereby we ran give that excellent Stock, Farm and Household Journal FREE to every subscriber of THE REPUBLICAN upon conditions named below. The arrangement is For a Limited Time Only! And will to offered by no other paper in Kossutli county _ «TTo all who pay all arrearages and one year in advance from the date payment we will sive The Western Plowman Free lor one year. WHIT is the WESTERN PLOWMAN? pjMsxi srMtf $s> >—™ -s - farmer and stock raiser. excellent farm paper with it I3ST OlsTOES. PRICE PER PACKET, 15 CEWTG. The hog is coming into respectability RSaln, but the steer is not yet a paying niimal. He will be some time during I've season but the iniquities that sur- -oundhlm make him very uncertain, •"orn is back to the point where feeding ••* freely done, but confidence in the ' usiness has been seriously hurt. Spec- ,-1-itors in cattle have no assurance at all ,-.rnrdlng the future. The only men .-ho should expect fair returns are tar sr < who make good beef economically, ••is is done in connection with other • vm work, and will be, and the farmer .'. ts pay for what he grows, fattens nnd ihiiahos Others have no hope of profit. i ai-.cls are going up in price at a grout 1,.' Some counties outstrip others •,' W a farm lands with moderate im • ovements roll as high as $(35 an acre «„ a-ntral lowa for cropping purposes : -mo counties have not reached so high • -'-.MS but lands are going up in all 'iH« of the State. The excellence of < il is the. reason for the advance; low ...importation, failure of crops farther *,.it und south, the high character of Mr people, our excellent school system i',,. adaptability, of soil and climate to .V raising of all kinds of domestic ani- M:ils, the a growthof our towns and their Manufactures, the cheapening of money, .-!!'! the like. The Country Gentleman advertises •arms for sale ' in Massachusetts, Gon- -,,.<-ticut and New Vork at from $1.25 so $10 an acre. It sounds strange to -,-ad these ads. The facts are the soil •-, worn out by bad management, and western crops are laid down so low that iln'se lands can not compete. The tn-htest minds of those States are in n.unufactures or commerce, or have come west. These farms must go back to woods, or thrifty immigrants must build them up again, and in this con- n-ction we think that more farms Uu-re will go the same way. Increasing I , .. ,„!!! flnrl llfit.t.PI It is proposed in the Iowa legislature to authorize boards of supervisors to give rights of way to telephones. Now, just here we want to say a word. There is entirely too much of this same giving away of private and public property to corporations. A set of fellows go along a highway putting tip polos, cutting down trees in their way and interfering with road grader work without paying private owners, or public donors. The telephone people are making their millions and want to have public franchises given them. We believe in proper en couragcment of all improvements, but the giving of public property in town and country, streets in the one and roads in the other, without public or private compensations or reservations is the mis chief of the times. Let the legislature properly guard all such privileges by statute. County supervisors may not think of everything. who enjoy charters pay their privileges. * ITAKM nKtiP. The Iowa farmer pays about $80 per month for his help, including board. First rate hands get $10 a month more. The poorer hands got less. Every year it seems more difficult to get good -help. Railways pay more than farmers; man ufacturers pay more than faxmers; storekeepers pay about the same as farmers do. Want of trained help is the greatest difficulty the farmer has to contend with. The new lands of the West have invited young fellows and emigrants away from the farm in Iowa in the past. What the future will be no one need conjecture. The farmers of the Northwest will soon begin the season's work with scarce help, and that condi'. Ion will con tinue throughout the summer. 100,000 men and women could get work among the farmers of^ Iowa. Machinery that saves men is sold as soon as it is put on the market. The land is being put in grass more and more every year, so that help may be spared. Immigration from abrdad is not of the country working kind. It is the kind that crowds the large city, and seeks the factory. No class of laborers save money like the farmers' help* Temptations to spend are not present and most farm hands save money and do well in after life. The town workman with twice the wages saves nothing, and forms habits that make it impossible to save. Plenty of our well-to-do citixens begun life by earning money on a farm, but we very rarely read of a successful man having begun life working for wages in a city. The farm hand in Iowa is treated as an equal by the farmer. The workman in the city is never seen at his. employer's table. The country farm hand never feels that he occupies a degraded position. The city workman is often in protest about something. The farm is a good school to make an independent cit- ixen. The farmhand is learning all the time, saving all the time, reflecting all the time, growing all the time. Nervous Prostration. Hlcfc and o, Backache, DlKz Hot Flnslion, JTervtMi bid 1 mvm ^ ^*iiffJFft?,'^™/™«"«^»«««^rolprum Habit, I»rnnke«»»ess, etc., »r* cnvtA to> Dr. Mile*' Bcntorntive Nervine. It does not contain opiates. Mre. Sopnm i/. Brownleo, DoLand, Fla., suffered with Epilepsy for 60 years nnd toBttfles to a complete euro. Jacob Petfe, Ella, Oregon, lind been suffering wlU» Norv- ous Prostration for four years, could not Bleep, nothing helped him tmtll he used Dr. Mlle«rRe- storatlve NorVlne? ho Is now well. Flno bookj Free nt druggists? Dr. Miles' Nerve and LlvorPllla« 60 doses for 25 cents nro the best romody for Biliousness, Torpid Liver, etc., etc. Or.Miles' MedicalCo.,Elkhart,lnd. , TRIAL BOTTLE FBEE. Sold by P. W. DINOLEY. RJLEY & YOUNG'S Combisation SLIT anri TO FEME. It is afpnci! foropcn couiinlfs, foir It cannot, • he blown rtwvn. 11 Is the fence for low lands, for it, CHIIIHK lie wastu'd sway. It destiojs no pi-omul whatever, and if beauty be .considered an udvantw*. it is the neatest, and nan.dsomest f"r " t-Mtce in the world. In short, it coin tinea thpfjoodqnaliMosof nil fences hi an eminent fleuree, and iwsoon as introduced will become the impular fence of th" country. It Is beanti- f 1i nd dursblM It is strong and will «"crpa«e the jirine of vour farm far more thnn-uhy othei ( "nee. It win last much longer than any other fe ce. It is a creat addition, occupies less irr mild, exoiwdes less sunshine, luvs no supei r h as a fence. It is stro.mer tlmii «">'»$£ fence and will turn any slock no mutter now Uwacl'y. U is plainly visible am. is not dan-. Berouf to stock like barb, wire. The best, horse fence in tlie world. It will iiroteiit all flops rnWa half urowii chicken to a wild ox. U w the most uniform, imd by comparison of cost nVnch the cheapest. Kept for sa e In uirparts of Kossnth county. Made by Kiley k > oung, AlKomi, lowa. QUESTIONS ANSWERED. QUEKIES ABOUT GRASSES. OTTAWA STATION, Iowa. - Will you please tell me the best and nutritious grasses, the best for hay pasture. th« kind that will stand drouth best, the best place to get seed, best grass for permanent pasture, when to sow, etc.? - FREP. A. is AMES. 1. The very best and most nutritious grasses are red clover and blue gram white and alsike clover. 2. Clover is best for hay on upland, timothy on damp land lying too low for corn, with alsike mixed, and red top. 3. Any grass is affected with long drouths on dry uplands, but a good stand of clover will ripen if the land is in good heart. 4. The best place to get good seeds is from some man you know to be honest, the nearer home the better. Eastern houses refuse to guarantee. 5. For permanent pasture sow all the grasses suitable to your soil and climate with blue grass predominating. 0. Sow early and sow plenty. Late seeding is pretty sure to be a failure. See article published last week. EXCELLENT FLAVOR. CREAM BRIGHT COLOR. population will better fanning years to find better elsewhere, returns in for many -Unsurpassed for cutiius?. Magniaecntly fringed. Kound as a ball. Easy to raise. Price per pkt.,15c. TCCOl •«u? nlklc " uy rre, .Tita.-ml, with otoi*. VICK'S VI.OKAI. GIJIDE 189S, wliicl. contains Kevi-n:! la^H nt'i'loivc-iv. aud Vegetables. 1,000 Illustrations. Over 100 pages 8 x 10}.» mclie.s. 1 \£ im> <;,, ;,!;.u; unit cure lor jrarden. D».cri|>tloiiN of over ao New ]No* .!»»<". iliu.ulon r«- »• ..••";.!••(.••"• I'i'ii **> cents, which way be deducted from first order JAMES VICK'S SONS, Rochester, N.Y. ti-ji; rec- i Get your Printed at the Republican Office We do all kinds of Job Work and will give you satisfaction. The legislative bodies of the land are in session-many of them. The farmer never took so strong a hand in sending his professed friends to the legislature. t is the farmer's duty to follow his ex- )eriment to its finality, and see how it conies out. Those who show capacity for public service should be continued. Those who sink into mere party voters wanting to make capital against one party and tor another are not worth voting for again. Parties are not needing attention so much as the industries of all the people are. Taxation must get attention and private corporations should be considered. Hurrah legislation coupled with the old flag and an appropri- tion will not get public approval. The people want no more courts, no more corporate privileges, no more taxation. John Gould says in Hoard's Dairyman — "the sale of milk alone is not good daUy farming. Let there be some young •took-" This is a grand sentence, and it to In tfee ffiiind of Iowa m$n talk ol » TAXATION. The Homestead has a thoughtful article on tax reform. The evil that the i'armers principally complain pf is the escape of personal property from taxa- tionH 1 This property escapes entirely, or nearfy so, and the owners of it justify this because farm lands are taxed at much less than their value. Dr. Wallace proposes the abolition of the State tax altogether, so that the county will be a unit by itself for revenue purposes, not in any way affected by values placed on property in other counties, and not affected by an equalization board at the State capital. He proposes that the State be supported by taxes placed on corporations. These bodies must pay taxes locally, and with regard to railways, they only pay in the sub districts through which they run. Their taxes would support the State, apd were the State supported this way the doctor thinks by cutting -iown the limit of lev- ey, property then would be assessed at its cash value, and there would not then be the same excuse for concealment of personal property that now exists. The article is interesting and well timed. The question of taxatiQfl is needing discussion. The laws awl peeding revision and amendment Qi»* S<*te Drives fw lees revenue from HOG CHOLERA. 'Wo clip the following fr&m Gabrilson: 'If the Iowa experiment station folk are dancing to the bureau of animal indus try music in its quarrel with Dr. Billings then so much the worse for Iowa experiment station. Have they investigated the Billings innocBlation theory with his cultures Vis a fair question to ask." Any question from the gentleman is fair. We answer no. We have not been idle enough up here to look into this particular innovation theory. When we see dogs worrying or men quarreling and using terms not' becoming to gentlemen, we step on. Gabrilson has been out to Nebraska and is a convert to innoculatlon. We do not believe in this remedy for animal disease, because the testimony of the past is so strongly against it that practical men will not listen to it. Great Britain, for many years, has tried to keep the lung plague within bounds by innoculation and has failed. The disease is there yet. The Netherlands after years of trial failed to keep pleuro-pneumonia within limits and utterly failed with innocula- tion. Eradication was tried and that succeeded. Twenty years ago we saw this same lung plague spread toward the West and took steps then to gather facts regarding remedies. Then we studied the cultures that our friend seems delighted with and determined to work on other lines. If Gabrilson will read up the debates in Congress on the passage of the pleuro-pneumonia bill in '84 he will find the cultures there in force. Inncoulaiion was then advised and ^rejected, and stamping out adopted. Success followed. Our friend will find that his theory is in.the way of getting rid of hog cholera. Innoculation will mitigate just as it does in Europe with regard to the lung plague, but it keeps the disease I alive and every pig born must be put through the process*. We need not study cultures. They are a delusion. Hog cholera can be stamped out just as certainly as the lung plague has been, and will be, but not until leaders of public opinion get over discarded theories and urge what experience has demonstrated efficient. One tithe of the yearly loss would do the work and keep it done. The "MERRITT." Prints 78 letters and characters. Price? $15, GEO. H.' SMITH & CO., Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ID. L. Dowo'8 HEALTH EXCROISKR " Gentlemen, Athlete or'b. eymnaalum . Takes up but 6 In. lBauarefloor-room;new,BClentlfle, 'durable, comprehensive chea [\ This space is reserved for Dr L. K. Gartield, who will sell U any bicycle not represented by 0 We have full hope that the State will go at it and all that is necessary is that our friend read back ^little and get in line with the times. Then when we all pull together hog cholera will go. "We will wait with patience, knowing that the native level-headedness of Mr. Gabrilson will eventually wean him away from discarded expedients. We refuse to discuss Billings and Salmon. One's stomach can not staud everything. If Bro. Gabrilson in the plentitudo of his Norwegian vigor can go through mow of it, we rejoice with him that he can walk through pestilence unscathed. But it is not kind of him to look to us for resistance against puking that we do not possess Then, besides, there are many other tWngs LEGAL BLANK Dee4, Quit CJi»Ii» Warranty , Bert JS»t»t«s 8*U*fiM? ?tio» »»««*, wit theft m.ajjy S40W

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