The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 5, 1890 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 5, 1890
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rift kt "ESTABLISHED 1866. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOT. 5,1890. Keep warm in cold weather. To aid you in doing so the GRANGE STORE Offers you a lar^e assortment of Underwear—mens,' wom- elis/ and children's—all sizes, styles and prices. A full stock of Saxony, Spanish, and German Knitting Yarn, and a complete line of Hosiery. We bought before the advance in prices, and will give you the benefit of it while present stock lasts. Don't delay. Prices will not be lower this season. VOL. XXY-NO. 32. LEAKS ANDJASTES. lilram Smith of Wisconsin Sftys They are Kesponslblo for Much of the Depression Complained of. FURNITURE STORE. J. R. LAIRD, Proprietor. not fl FAST MAIL LINE with electric lighted and steain heated vestlbuied trains between Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and- Minneapolis. TRANS-CONTINENTAI, ROUTE with eleo- trio lighted and steam heated vostlbuled trains between Chicago and Council Blurts, Omaha, or St. Paul and the Pacific coast. GREAT NATIONAL ROUTE between Chicago, Kansas City, and St. Joseph, Mo. 5700 MILES OF ROAD reaching all principal points In Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, •Iowa, Missouri, South and North Dakota. For maps, time tables, rates of passage and f r . B }$ ht A e f c -' "tiVty to the nearest station agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, or to any railway agent anywhere in the world. A. V. H. CARPENTER, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. ROSWELL MILLER, General Manager. Information In reference to lands and towns owned by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company, write to H. G. Haugen, land commissioner, Chicago, 111. Undertaking and embalming will always receive careful and personal attention.. Prices are reasonable. Successor to J,J, Wilson, Office and Yard on Dodge street, south of State, ALGONA, - IOWA. „,„ THE CHICAGO AND NORTH-WESTERN RAILWAY Affords unrivaled facilities for transit between the most Important cities and towns in Illinois Iowa, Wi soons i ni Northern Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The train service is carefully adjusted to meet the requirements of throuirh and local travel, and Includes FAST VESTIBTJLED TEAINS of dining cars, sleeping cars, and day coaches . running solid bet , tween Chicago and ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, COUNCIL BLUFFS, 03IAHA, %f _. AND DENVER. Pullman and Wagner Sleepers Chicago to San Francisco, Chicago to Portland, Oregon, without change. COLONIST SLEEPERS Chicago to Portland, Ore., and San Francisco. , Iowa, Oct. 20.— To the Editor: Enclosed please find a clipping it-ota Hoard's Dairyman entitled " Leaks and Wastes," written by Hiram Smith, which might be of a little service to some of our dairymen of Kossuth county, as we are grasping for all the light we can get on dairy matters; and if we can keep throe cows where wo are now keeping one, and get more .and richer milk at a less cost, it might ease up on some of our burdens and put more money in our pockets. T. M. C.] LEAKS AND WASTES. Mismanagement in dairy farming and unproductive acres is the procuring cause of most of the wide-spread depression now so loudly complained of by the great majority of dairymen in this and other localities. The annual waste of fodder on the large majority of farms is Often equal to the amount utilized. Mr. Horace E. Stockbridge, director of the experiment station ot the state of Indiana, says in Bulletin No. 20 that ' careful inquiry and observation extending over the entire state, forces the inevitable conclusion that as much nutriment in the form of fodder is wasted every year as actually finds its way into the digestive system of the animals of the state." Let us pause and consider for a moment the deep significance of this statement if it is true. It is very easy for the careless and unthinking farmer to dispose of the unwelcome charge, by saying, I don't believe it is true, but the careful and observing dairyman has no question of its Many intelligent dairy- his wife from a mere drudge to her rightful prerogative, a well-dressed, good-looking, agreeable companion, he has kept one more boy and girl on the farm, he is more self-relient, more independent, a bigger and better man. Is there n man present who ever knew a man who raised good fodder crops, carefully preserved them and fed them to his own stock without waste, who was a poor man? One thing the timid and inexperienced farmer should never forget. That if the skimmed milk or whey from 15 cows will raise calves and pork enough to buy the oil meal and bran for 16 cows, then any increased number of cows, 80, 50, or 100 will do the same thing. Cultivating and enriching lazy acres, and the cultivation preservation and final utilization of the fodder crops, is the keynote to successful farming. FEOM THE COUNTY TOWNS, A. WHITE, Agent. Handles the best of all descriptions of ,:-. Free Reclining Chair Cars ft'om Chicago to Denver, via Council B. and Omaha. Which includes every tiling that can possible needed for the construction of anything from a picket fence to the very finest residence. WE MEET ALL COMPETITION. Come and give us a chance to figure your bills, and we will prove that this is not merely idle talk. For time of trains, tickets, and all information, apply to station agents of the Chicago & Northwestern railway, or to the general passenger agent at Chicago. p _ ,, W. A. THRALL, w ™ «™eral Passenger and Ticket Agent. W< ?m,?^W? IAN ' J - M - WHITMAN, Third Vlce-pres. Gen'l Manager. PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY. GEO. E. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over First National bauk, Algona, la. W. B. QUARTON, . ATTORNEY AT LAW. Over Kossuth County bank, Algona, Iowa, E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Over Kossuth Co. bank. all FARM LOANS. At 6, 7, 71^, and 8 per cent, on five to ten years' time, with privilege of partial payments before due. Interest can be paid at my office. Save money by calling on me before you DANSON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loans and collections. Over Frank Bros. S. S. SESSIONS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Prompt collections. Money to loan on chattel security. Over Chrischllles'store. y for a loan. T. B. F. REED, «^ ATTORNEY AT LAW. <bi*. ' ^Wover thepostofflce, Algona, Iowa. • j^K.- -. GARPIELD, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, State at., one door east of Cordingley. Residence, McGregor St., east of the public school building. H. C. McCOY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to city practice. Dealers in ^^^ NEVER RUST TINWARE, Cauand get W. E. H. MORSE, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office east of Rttherford house, Algona, Iowa. G. T. WEST, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Next door to J. G. Smith's store, Algona, la. Col -DEALER JN- into. flS "So, loves, Tinware, and Cutlery, i Shelf ware, Belting, PaiMs, Glass, loUne Oils, Iron and Wooden Pumps, Repairing of Pumps a Specialty, dZGON4, IOWA, * J. E, HILL, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Wesley, Iowa. Dny aua night calls attended to with promtness. AND PLOW WORK, REPAIRING. »» 8 t cffi a % ev* HOUSE, PR, L. A. SHEETZ, Dealer in DKUGS AWD MEDICINES, (fullassortment always on hand, of Drugs. Medl clneo, and pure Imuora tor medicinal pur- poaesonljr. Books and stationery. Real Estate Agent, ami . Agent tor aur, ftnoe i company, otFreW, W- ?as8ug« "loketifo and f tomlhe 914 countries sola at lowest raws wuntlej taaur MORTGAGES- Sat the entire truth. men know from their own bitter experience that this statement is a very mild one. Many farmere are very ready to ask questions of others, and this is all right, but real progress begins when wo ask questions of ourselves — when a man begins to talk to himself in earnest, made more earnest, when total receipts from the farm are less than the legitimate expenses of the family. A man in this condition is not apt to have much nonsense in his questions or answers. The man says to himself, I have eighty acres of land, and I have never been able to keep more than 15 cows, and these cows average about ?30 per head, total receipts §450, and I have to pay one hired man eight months. His wages and board cost not less than $150, leaving but |300 to pay taxes, farm machinery, repairs, and board and clothes for the family. I tell you my wife and I work more hours and for less wages than any miner or operatives that ever stpuckfor higher wages. Again this man says to himself, I have this farm, and have always worked at farming and don't know any other business; what shall I do? The capital I have invested on the farm don't bring me anything. I don't even get good wages for my work, and nothing for the hard work of my wife, not even good clothes, no recreation and but a little reading matter for my family; I know it is hard and the question for me is: Is this condition of things a positive necessity? I know that some farmers keep .more cows than I do, they keep double the number on the same number of acres, and I have heard that some dairymen keep 40 cows on SO acres, but I don't believe that, but if I could only keep 25 cows it would bring me $400 more than I now get and that would want only one more milker, and my wife really needs a good hired girl, and that would make all the milkers we would want. The man begins to take courage, and says to himself, $300 a year more, and only the expense of a hired girl any way, if we can afford it. Now, the main question is how can I manage to raise fodder for ten cows more? It is the fodder I want, because the skimmed milk or whey from 25 cows will make pork enough to buy the bran or oil meal I ought to have. Now, I have read or heard somewhere that this large fodder corn will produce 15, 20, 80 and sometimes 40 tons to the acre Now, I don't bolieve a word about the 80 and 40_tons to the acre, but perhaps I can raise 12 tons. It is said by many dairymen that a cow will eat about 50 pounds of green corn or silage per day, so I see by this that an acre of corn fodder, if it only produces nine tons, will winter two cows, and if it will produce 13i tons per acre, it will winter three cows. Now, I have made up my mind in talking to myself that I will send off and get a sack of sweet corn, two and a half bushels, and that will plant 10 acres I will try it anyway. The relation of this imaginary case may seem to some a trivial affair, but it is the true history of hundreds of of progressive dairymen throughout the country, it is the most important step the man has ever taken in his farm life, and becomes a memory in after years, as the turning point from penury to prosperity. Now, mark his subsequent history if ho is a resolute man. He planted the ten acres of fodder corn, and in anticipation of the possible success of his new departure, he raises ten heifer calves, the corn proves a large crop; and by the first of January ho finds he can sell $200 worth of hay and still have plenty of fodder; with the $200 from the sale of the hay, he buys five cows, so that he is milking 20 cows the first year after conversion to improved methods of farming. The second year his 10 heifers are in milk and he is milking 30 head, and he plants 20 acres of corn, and plows up ten acres of his old pasture, and sows to winter rye, clover and millet for soiling, when puJs- ture is short, thereby keeping up the flow of milk so that his thirty cows average a production of $45 each, raising the tptal receipts of the farm to $L350. This is a true history of hundreds of dairymen in the state, who have had the sense to change the old methods of pasture grass for summer, and mainly hay for winter. What is the conclusion of the whole matter? It is this: In place of nothing as net receipts un- the old method, he now -has -$1,350 at least, his land is growing- m0 re and more productive, hiy cows |re grading up to a larger production, fee has raised AVhittemorc. WIIITTKMOUE, Nov. 3.—Maudo Thompson will commence hor school, two nnd a half miles south of horo, on Monday. Whitteruore is doing a big business at present, A. Smith has remodeled his hardware store, which gives it a bettor appearance. Mrs. C. M. Brown of Britt is here on a visit at the homo of her father, Mr. Garthwait. Mrs. Creed returned to Algona Saturday from a visit here. W. H. Beattie of Gallola, Nob., stopped off to seo his son, J. E. Boattio. J. E. was taken by surprise. J. M. Farley has moved his scales up opposite his store, and it makes things handy. J. M. Pride went to Algoua on business Monday. Wo understand that Will. Freeman, passenger brakemau on the Milwaukee road, will take charge of the farm, next mouth, owned by his fathor-in-law, S. Scott. H. Munch has a now clerk. Don't be bashful, girls; go and get acquainted. J. C. Beattie, who has been visiting his brother, J. E., returned to St. Paul on Friday. We have had a patent right fence man here for the past few days. O. E. Woods, roadmaster of Mason City, was hero this week settling some difficulty in regard to privileges on the company's right of way. A man named Miller, and his supposed wife, who rented a house hero for two or three weeks, left town between two days and forgot to ask what his bills were. R. H. Malone, our station agent, is doing a big business here this fall. If the brother roads each side of him get any of his trade they want to get up in the morning. Stephen Booth has rented his farm and will move to town. The Young People's Christian Endeavor is a credit to Whittemoro people. Miss Bertha Goetscb, the president of the society, has the good wishes of her friends for the work she is doing. We wish to see all her friends follow her example. J. E. Beattie leaves for St. Paul Wednesday for awhile. The I. O. G, T. lodge elected their officers Friday night. Following is the list: N. L. Cotton, C. T.; Mrs. Hotelling, V. T.; Mrs. Hatch, treasurer; Bertha Goetsch, Per. secretary; Bertha Hotelling, secretary; John Amesborg, marshal; Mrs. Peters, chaplain; Mary Doarchs, sentinel; Jessie Carlisle, guard; Mrs. Hatch, P. C. T. last Wednesday evening. A good time was enjoyed by all present. E. E. Waite has the finest bred colt in the county, which he purchased in Illinois. His dam and ske both have a record of 2:20. Tally one more for Wesley. The boj's and some of Wesley's girls seemed to have had a good time hallow'eea night by the appearance of the town the next morning. Among the most notable changes were:. Col. Eddy had gone into the barber's trade, and J. S. Gallagher had a billiard sign. We are perfectly willing- that young people should enjoy themselves, but when it comes to stretching barb wire across the street for people to drive into, it is going a little too far. Some one might bo injured. Also destroying public property is going beyond the limit, and the law- should be enforced. Our banker,. Mr. Barrett, sold 040 acres of land to four different customers Monday. Who can beat this for one day's work. Cad. Robinson was surprised by his friends giving him a birthday party, Friday evening. Miss Lettio Thomas returned from Uudd last week. The Wesley township school board has adopted a new set of school books, and propose to buy and soil them to the pupils. A. H. Young was arrested for drunkenness this morning. The Wesley school report for the month ending Oct. 81. The total number of pupils enrolled was 88; average attendance, 73 j per cent, of attendance 75. In the principal's room the number enrolled was 89; average attendance, 81; average belonging, 84; number cases tardiness, 4; truances, 2. In Miss Pottibono's room tho number en- , rolled was 49; average attendance, 43; average belonging, 45; number neither absent nor tardy, 28. We earnestly request the hearty co-operation of the parents. It has been our experience that tho moat successful schools are those whoro parents visit tho school and do what they can toward getting tho children interested. Tho teachers alone cannot make a successful school. Wo hope that tho children's lessons may become in part tho parents. Help tho children with their studies, sympathize with them in their knotty problems. Get them interested at home evenings with their books, and in fact become a teacher at home, and you need not four of their making no progress. Wo have noticed this that advanced pupils who are now or are about thinking of finishing their school work, never take a book homo, or scarcely if ever got a lesson at homo, and then- expect to keep apace with the workers. We once more beseech you to put your sympathy with tho teachers, and wo are sure of success. a, Bancroft. BANCBOFT, Nov. 8.—School is out. Vacation of three weeks. Miss Camery and Mrs. Carpenter of Traer, Iowa, are visiting Grandmother Campbell. Phil. Hanna is to speak here tonight. Miss Flora Wilson went to Goldfleld on business last week. Mrs. Walters of Illinois is here visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Anderson. A team belonging to H. Meinberg ran away the other day and broke the buggy. Another printer at the Register domicile. Friday night was Halloween, and buggies were run off, upset, and other tricks played too numerous to mention. But a mean and dirty trick was played on some—their windows were covered all over with tar. Quite a number of houses are being built. Mrs. and Miss Taylor went to Elmore to visit friends. There was a Halloween sociable at E L, Ward's. S\veu. SWEA, Oct. 27.—S. F. Buker will commence his school is district No. 1 next Monday. The harvest home in the Baptist church passed off in a pleasing manner, There was a large attendance, and a pleasant time was reported. Quite a number of people from Bancroft and a few from Seneca, amon/? whom were Mr. McElroy and wife, were present. A collection of $9.38 was taken up. Miss Alice Johnson from Bancroft is visiting at Mr. Hayden's. A child of Mr. and Mrs. Lievestrom was baptized at the Lutheran church last Sabbath. L. A. Anderson is running for road supervisor in the west. Miss Mary Anderson is intending to go to St. Paul In three weeks for the winter. Miss Hulda Peai-soa is down in Bancroft for a few weeks. Rev. Elfstrom has rotyvned from his trip to Sweden, and he repoii''! a very pleasant time. Ho has taken up"%is ministerial work out here again. LuVerno. Nov. 8.—The sale atW. J. McNally's was well attended and things sold well for this time of the season. Mr. Chas. Kanaskie's mother died on the on the 20th, and was buried at the cemetery here on tho 28th". Chas. Rentz is building a new house east of tho M. E. church. Gib. Button of Algona was in town couple of days this week on business. C. H. Lichty's family, who have been sick for a few days past, are getting better at present. W. Timmons and wife moved into the John Finnoll building last week. The new addition to Lichty & Guthrie's is about completed, which ' makes them a pretty large store room now. A. A. Bronson of tho hub was in town last Friday on business. Mr. Winkle of Algona was in town Friday soliciting insurance and other business. Rev. Phil Hannu of the Eagle Grove charge stopped over to take the train here for Livermore to hear Dolliver speak, D. Rarnm has a fine sign over his meat market that was painted by Mr. Adams of Algona. JohnDevine has closed the soa§>n of threshing, which has been a long ole for him and a good one us well, R. V, Scott has sold his residence to Wm. Brumtnond, Loroy Barton returned from Chicago Friday night where he had been with two cars of stock. There was a social party at Miss Lottie Eggerth's Friday evening. D Karl. Miller has gone to Nashua, Iowa for a short stay with friends there. ' ' There was a surprise dance at Wm. Riley's, four miles east of town Friday evening, W. J. MoNally, who has been here for the past six weeks in the interest of his farm, was called home tonight, there being sickness in his family. J. Wilson of Traor, Iowa, was in town today looking after interests of his farm, The republican speech given by Mr.' McForland was greeted with a full house here last night. Goo. Miller Sr., who has been to Cedar Fall, returned last night to his home here, OLD school books wanted. Must be complete and in good condition. Durant Bros.-32t8 "VVeBiey. WESLEY, Nov. 1.—Our popular landlord, T. C. Walton, has been putting up some new chimneys i» his hotel. Also a, few new stoves hove been put ft in. Wesley has a good landlord, and challenges comparison. Dr. Tuttle, Mrs. T u ttle » .sister, Miss Pitts, and Mr. Howard went to Garner to hear Hon. J, P.ipplUver, A neokge iftpiable was given vmdep the ea of the M.- E, eh^gh. IF you are going to buy a watch dou't mil to examine the elegant stock at tfowyer's. Price and quality .will tell, rf Two 2-year-old steers came into our ,*V$ h«rd the past summer. Prove property, -'Ira pay charges, and take them away? V «• 32t3 K4*N& gunt, J^ft 1 *!^^? 9 ^ inv ? i ? e of W«*W8 NEW corn meal, *' Maple Sugar ' -^ Prand," for sale at Pattwwia Bros,»% : ;;| and, after Nov. J.-Sgjg ¥ • ' 6 ^

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