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THE MOINES! ALGONA, IOWA, , JtJKE 3, 1891, Hie Upper Des Moines, BY INGHAM & WAEREN. Term* of The tipper DCS Molne«: One copy, one year 11.50 One copy, »lx months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Bemlt by draft, money order, express order, WjKistat note at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. Republican State Convention. To be held at Cedar Rapids, July, 1. Kos»nth county Is entitled to seven delegates.. Republican County Convention. The republican county convention of Kos' anth county will bo held nt court house hall In Algona on Friday, June 10,1S01, at 1 o'clock 3>. til., at Which time there will be selected seven delegates to the state convention at Cedar Aapids, July 1; also the county central committee will be organized by selecting a chalr- jnan and one member from each voting product or ward. Each voting precinct will be entitled to one delegate at large and one delegate for each twenty-live votes or major fraction thereof cast for W. M. McFarland for secretary of state at the last general election. The various wards and townships will be entitled to delegates as follows! Township. Com. Vote. .Algona— First ward 8.B. Sessions Second ward C. M. Doxsee. Third ward ,.F. Dormoy... •Fourth ward.... .10. H. Clarfso.. Hurt John Kcrr..,. Buffalo Uobt. Lane... Cresco Joel Taylor... Fonton J. L. Blunt.... ^German o. Stolsol.... Greonwood W. W, Wilson vflftrftold C. G. Wright. . Hebron Wm. Goodrich. Harrison John Uengston Irvlngton 0. U.Hutchlns.. Lotts Creek Jas. Archer JUuVeruc J.I'. Harrison.. "•Portland J. II. drover.... Plum Creek K. M. Gardner. Prairie J. LoiiRbottom. .Rlverdale A. Fisher Hamsay H. Merrllleld... .-Seneca W. W. Alcorn.. Swea C. A. ISrlckson.. Sherman Henry Curran... Union M. Schonck.... Wesley W. M. Colby.... Del. 4 4 :i 4 4 'Total number of delegates. 81 Each ward or township IB requested to select one of their number to bo a member of the county central committee, and also one from each sub district to bo a township committee of which the member of the county central committee from'that township shall bo chairman, and report the same at tho county con- -vontlon. C. C. OI1UHB, Chairman. l"or State Senator. LOGAN TOWNSHIP, Clay County, Iowa, June 2, 181)1.—To the Editor: Ploaso announce that at tho rccmost of many friends In the Forty-seventh district 1 am a candidate for the ofllcc of state senator, subject to the decision of tho republican primaries. , FIIANK W. CATKINS. MKM01UAL, J)AY. Tho iinnual decoration of soldiers' graves.has riovor boon more generally observed than it was Saturday. In Philadelphia and Now York tho occasion was made notable by tho presence of distinguished speakers. In tho Quaker city President Harrison eulogized tho flag, which ho said should not be shown at half mast. At Now York, John S. Wise, tho noted confederate, epoko at tho tomb of Grant. President Harrison said appropriately: " I have ruth or felt that tho flag shall bo at tho peak, because those whoso dying wo commemorate rejoiced sooing it whore their valor placed it. Wo honor thorn In Joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of •what they did. Wo mourn for thorn ns comrades from whom wo Imvo departed, but wo fool tho glory of their dying and tho Klory of their achievement covers all our griof and has sot thorn in an imperishable roll of honor." Gov, Wise opened an eloquent ad- dross by saying: "In this tomb lies ono whoso groat qualities of head und hoart, whoso bravery, •whoso simplicity, whoso magnanimity, •whose pationco. whoso steadfastness of purpose, whoso loyalty to every obligation, whoso capacity for administration in tho Tiighost offices in tho world, military and civic, have placed his muno ns among tho most remarkable men who have ever lived. ,It Is true that cynic history tolls us tho vanquished are not, us a rule, tho magnanimous. Yet this I suy, with perfect confidence that it is true. Uotwcon Grant and the confederate soldier, ovon in time of war there was over a fooling of mutual respect and much that was akin to kindness." Memorial day has established itsolf permanently among our national holidays. Not its loast attractive feature MOW is tho willingness of tho south to accept it, and assist in giving honor to the northern heroes. It is a day calculated to carry patriotic impulses to tho jfuturo. Its remembrance will always be associated with personal heroism, and high moral purpose. on Monday evening 1 for Algona, where he will visit for a few days before returning to Kansas City. Tho Webster City Freeman notices our old Algonian: C. J. Skinner, a former Webster City boy, now a resident of Sioux Falls, is visiting in the city. Gov. Boies, ex-Senator Lafe Young, Hon. M. D. O'Connell and other distinguished citizens and public speakers are expected to be at Webster City tomorrow to open the Rosencranz park. Estherville Vindicator: A. G. Metzgar of Algona is in town this week looking after business affairs in connection with tho first-class grocery store of Metzgar & Erdahl in which ho has ah interest. A Rolfe report In the State Register is: W. D. McEwen has let the contract for building his opera house block to Mr. T. H. Conner of Algona. It will be built of brick made by our own brick and tile works. Corwith Crescent: Tho Algona papers are agitating a celebration on the "glorious" Mrs. D. Manwaring and Mrs. C. R. Wood visited in Algona lost week... .Kate Amen of Algona visited O. H. Stilson over Sunday. Humboldt Independent: Misses Alice and Bertha Mann of Algona spent Sunday with friends in town, Miss Alice giving a very interesting paper at tho Unity church Sunday evening on "Truth for Authority, not Authority fn»-Tmi«i " for Truth. Blue Earth Post: Hon. John W. Kamrnr of Webster City, Iowa, spent Sunday with his brother Henry in this place. Tho two gentlemen own a fine half section of land in Iowa about ton miles southeast of Elrnore which property they visited whi^o ho was here. Letlynrd is gaining. Tho Goldfleld Chronicle snys: ,Tas. Wood goes this week to Lcdyard, Iowa, where he will engage in the butcher business. His family will remain in Ledyard until ho gets settled in his now home. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wood will bo sorry to see them go. Two Spencer young men are making tho return trip from New Orleans on their wheels and when last heard from had got as far as Kansas City. They shipped their wheels to Now Orleans and made tho trip thither by rail and steamer. They have been out on tho return trip about thirty days. Ft. Dodge Chronicle: J. P. Dolliver will leave this week for tho east, accompanied by his father. The latter will make an extended visit to his old homo in New Jersey. Tho former will bo in attendance at the commencement exercises at Annapolis, ho being one of tho committee appointed to inspect the work of tho naval academy. ^ Tho Reporter at Emmetsburg says: Cards are out announcing the marriage, in Algona, on Juno 3, of Miss Rona Lacy and Hardy O. Buell, both of that city. Miss Lacy is tho daughter of J. F. Lacy, formerly banker at West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Ayers, Mr. and Mrs 1 DoShiolds and daughter and John Mcnzies aro invited and will attend. Miss Lacy is a cousin of tho latter. 'Palo Alto Reporter: Mr. and Mrs. Munch of Whittemoro have been at Colfax Springs in tho hope of bettering Mr. Munch's health, but have returned homo as ho was receiving little or no bonolit Tho follows who are protend- ing to retail groceries at wholesale prices made a delivery at Algona last week. The sugar that they had sold as a leader had been sidetracked at the wrong station and the potatoes that they wero to take in exchange they didn't want. THETRMTJEOFAMflON All Things Worked for the Success of the Memorial Day Exercises— A Large Attendance. Milo Sherman Gave an Admirable Address to a Appreciative Audience —Roster of the Dead. on For once .the prospect of rain memorial day was a cause of rejoicing. The veterans would have gladly marched in a pouring shower all day, and the harder the rain fell the bigger and more enthusiastic the procession would have been. But with all the prospects rain did not actually come Saturday till night, and the exer^ clses were held under pleasant skies. The crowd as usual was large,, representing all parts of the county, the church was beautifully decorated, the cemetery was in very finely kept condition, and the exercises throughout were in keeping with the day. The march to the church was participated in by the veterans, the Womens' Relief Corps, and Sons of Veterans. Exercises by the post and music by Messrs. Tellier, Morse. Doxsee, and Taylor preceded the oration of the day by Milo Sherman. Mr. Sherman disclaimed oratory, and proceeded to a review of old soldier days, which appealed strongly to the old veterans before him. He incidentally touched upon many of tho Questions affecting soldiers and their vtghts, but in tho main his talk was about tho inciclonte and memories of the war". Tho march to the cemetery was participated in by Company F, the boy zouaves, the flower corps of girls, the sons of veterans, and the old soldiers. The procession presented a handsome appearance, and only needed a band of music to bo as fine as any yet formed for such an occasion. At the cemetery the hollow square was formed, the distant dead were remembered, the soldiers buried- • there had • their graves strewn with handsome garlands, and tho_ military salute was fired. Capt. Bailey closed the exercises with a brief address. The day and the exercises combined to make this an attractive observance of the most beautiful of national holidays, and nothing occurred to in any way mar its appropriate observance. THE ROLL CALL OF DEAD. Following are the names of the dead soldiers who lie buried in the county, of McGuffie's, Ray's and Swihton's and other author's school works in order to guard against a failure on account of the many authors to be interviewed and the consequent multiplication of classes. Ten years ago there were as many authors quoted as there were pupils, but from that time School work ana opinion have gradually verged toward one point, till where we used 20 authors we use but half that number now. The country schools have generally adopted McGuffie's new reader, Ray's arithmetic, Swinton's speller, Harvey's grammer, Steel's physiology, Monteith's geography, etc. So why stave off that which is for the general good of the schools and which is bound to come sooner or later? Friends, sign the petition and send it to the county superintendent, so the teachers may know and prepare themselves to teach with the new books whatever they are. C. B. PAUL. Rev. S. N. Follows, who seems to bo speaking for an organized movement in tho state, says that prohibition must bo nuulo a tost of republican fellowship this year. Ho suys that tho talk of broadening tho state platform is a scheme to "absolve good republicans from any obligation to support prohibition." He further adds that " a resolution which makes fidelity to tho national platform tho only tost of party foalty is intended to stab prohibition to tho death." Heretofore tho republican party has treated prohibition as u non-political issue, and has agreed to bo governed by tho popular will (concerning it. Prof, Follows und his followers now propose to have prohibition jnudo a political issuo, tuirt to have tho republican party mailo responsible for it. H. C. Wheeler of Odebolt is announced now definitely us a cundiduto for .gubernatorial honors. Tho third party state convention is being held in Dos Moinos today. It is reported that a full stuto ticket will bo put up. Wade Hampton says Cleveland will •be tho democratic nominee. Secretary lilaino is rapidly recovering from his recent illness. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Rev. DeWitt Talmngo will lecture in the auditorium at Spirit Lake July 24. Webster City has $06,000 worth of new buildings done and being finished this spring already. Hancock Signal: W. E. Bennett loft THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Tho Juno Century has nn interesting frontispiece portrait of George Mifflin Dul- lus, formerly vice-president of tho United States. Tliis portrait accompanies tho second and last instalment of tho papers extracted from Mr. Dallas' journal, written while ho was American minister to the court of tho Czar Nicholas I. In this in- stalment ho describes noi only tho grout luxury and splendor of tho court, but tells about hearing Thalborg, the great pianist, and Sontag, tho famous singer. A portrait of tho empress is printed with the article. In tho fourth Instalment of tho Talleyrand memoirs Talleyrand replies directly to his accusers, and denies categorically and with emphasis that ho hud anything to do with the execution of tho Duo d'Enghoin, or with an alleged plot to assassinate Napoleon. This instalment has a brief introduction bv Minister Whitoluw Roid, If Carl Schurz' remarkable article on "Abraham Lincoln" is tho first thing to which tho reader naturally turns in tho Juno Atlantic, it is not ulono because it occupies tho first pngos of tho number. It is fitting to give so interesting u survey of Lincoln's life and work tho pluce of honor, and wo think of no magazine article which hus appeared for a long time which will command such attention, not only from its subject, but from tho fact of its being writ- ton by Mr. Schurz. It is a review of the life of Abraham Lincoln, by Nicolay und Hay; mid tho result of thoir survey, which in tho "Life" extends through ton volumes, is reduced by Mr. Schurz to about thirty pages of compact and interesting narrative, with u summing up of Lincoln's place us u statesman and tho work which ho did in conducting tho government safely through tho perils of the civil wur. and who went from the south. Most of them county now lie to in the the Tho opening poom in tho Juno St. Nicholas is by Mr. C, P. Crunch, whoso " Lust of tho Huggormuggors" will bo recalled by tho fathers und mothers of tho present gon- orutiou of tho magazine's readers as one of tho greatest delights of thoir childhood. Tho present poom is a delicate, graceful fancy, and has boon appreciatively illustrated by K. B. Kirch, who hus drawn a frontispiece and two suiullors pictures for it. -+•*- Scribnor's Magazine for Juno continues the notable series oil " Tho Grout Streets of tho World," and "Ocean Steamships;" Fruncisquo Sarcoy boing tho author of the article on "Tho Boulevards of Paris" and Wm. H. Ridoing contributing tho paper on "Safety on tho Atlantic." The illustrations iu both groups continue to be very rich, und appropriately supplement the toxl, adding to its significance ami pictur- osquonoss. various cemetaries in Kossuth, but a few are buried elsewhere. Thos. Dawson, G. W. Hudson, D. W. VanCott, Frederick Shields, Joseph Skipsey, Wm. McAllister, O. A. Atwood, John Wilson, Peter Schweig, Win. Millis, Lafayotto Turner, Orrin Ernmons, J. B. Henderson, Jas. C. Taylor, S. B. Stevens, B. W. Watson, L. D. Setchell, C. E. Dewit, Wm. Moore, Anson Miller, Warren D. Coffen, Henry W. Dodd, A. E. Whcelock, Chas. Wilkins, John E. Webster, J. D. McDonald, Geo. E. Fuller, N. B. Benham, Levant Dodge, Chas. H. Ford, Dennis Townsend, 'S. B. McClollan. THE SOHOOL BOOK QUESTION. Another Teacher Has Views on it— "Why Not Have Uniformity? There is a contagious disease in the country and every country school has caught it. It is called "too many classes." Tho only remedy that has been suggested so far, that is liable to have any effect on tho disease, is "text book uniformity." The greatest difficulty in the way ofhaving this remedy adopted appears to be a mistaken idea in regard to the cost of it. The now text book law provides that school books and all supplies needed in the school by the pupil shall be furnished the pupil at tho actual wholesale cost of that article, not allowing any other charge to be made or attached to the wholesale cost, whatever. So the cost will be greatly reduced and as the pupil pays this cost and no more his school expenses will be but a trifle more than they would be without it for his writing materials, etc., alone. But what parent will stand to doubt when he takes into consideration the groat benefit to be received by his children from the extra amount he will be obliged to pay out? None know the value of an education until they have need of it, and how few are able or willing to spend_the time after they THE OBOP OUTLOOK. JJocal Jlnlns Have Insured n Harvest In Kossuth—National and State Reports. Beautiful rains Saturday evening and since have relieved all from fear of drouth, and all kinds of crops are looking as well as they ever have in this section. Nothing had suffered but grass and that but little. Tho prospect now is for the best harvest ever seen in the county. Corn ploughing has bo- gun eyerywhere. THE STATE REPORT. DES MoiNES, May 30.—The general conditions affecting crops during the month of May, 1891, will compare very favorably with May, 1890. The average temperature was about the same and the average rainfall somewhat greater than last year. On the whole the crop outlook is more promising than at the corresponding date in 1890. There will bo considerable replanting of corn made necessary by the depredations of the cut worm 1 , but the season of that destroyer is about at an end, and there is yet ample time to remedy a large portion of tho damage wrought. In., the central and southern district, where the rainfall was heaviest, the prospect Is good for small grain and grass. Winter wheat is doing well except in Des Moines and Louisa counties, where the Hessian fly has been quite destructive. THE GOVERNMENT BULLETIN. WASHINGTON, May 30.—Showers in thro spring wheat region of Minnesota and Dakota the past week have been light, and in some localities injury has resulted, but crops are doing fairly well. In Missouri valley, weather generally favorable for small grains but too cold for corn. Drought in northeast Nebraska lias been relieved. In Kansas, creeps improved, especially wheat. Prospects reported good in Iowa and Missouri, in some sections corn being replanted, owing to damage by cutworms, and in small areas plowed under because of damage by Hessian fly. In Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, rain very light and badly distributed, and cold weather retarded growth. The effect of the week was generally injurious, many farmers in Illinois replanting corn, on account of injury from insects. Grass and grain is dying in Wisconsin on account of the drought, and some fruit is injured by frost in Michigan. Indiana and Illinois, however, report grain in good condition and the indications are that the pending drought will be succeeded by rains for 48 hours. In California the grain is improved while hay, strawberries and cherries are damaged by rain. Fruit prospects in California are improved, although ripening is retarded by cool, cloudy weather. In Oregon weather is favorable and crops doing well. have grown up. How can there be two sides to it? Lot us take the past history of text books as an indication of tho future for them. A number of years ago when tho writer was a school HIGH SOHOOL COMMENCEMENT. IUve " Sweet Girl Graduates" to Appear Friday Evening;, Juno 18. Following is a partially completed programme of the exercises of the senior class of the high school, which will be graduated on the evening of June 12 at the Congregational church, at 8 o'clock. The complete programme will be published next week: Oration The Law ol Compensation DeEtta, Randall. Oration Beyond the Alps Lieth Italv Myrtle Nicouliu. Oration A Name Maggie Winkel. Oration Uio Cora Reed. Oration Triumph Hours , Laura Tennant. Music will be interspersed by pupils of the school, under the direction of Miss Fahnestock. A fiousMOM) worn Thus are the "Short Horiifc" Known Thi'Ouffhotit the West—A Distinct Line of Breeding. Some Points About the Jerseys, and One Man's Experience with the Red Polled Cattle. A Hint to the Mayor. Euimotsburg Reporter: THE UPPER DES MOJNES says that a petition is bo- ing circulated in Algona, asking tho city council to find out whether there is drunkenness in that town. A few weeks since the mayor of tho city of Des Moines went out on a similar investigation and tho papers there seemed to say that he found it and took it in. boy, books as numerous in description as children in disposition came to the teacher's desk, I believe readers, spellers, and arithmetics were chief among variety classes. What can the teacher do? Here is a boy with Mc- Gullio's new fourth reader and another with an old one of the same author. Can the teacher have these two boys in ono class? Not unless he has the boys sit together and study, and this is not always practical or advisable. So the odd boy is in a class by himself. He takes no interest in his work for ho is competing with no ono. He does not If now how fur he ought to be along. Ho has nothing but his desire to learn to read to stimulate his efforts. Here is another in arithmetic, though the rules are similar and problems, examples, and illustrations the same in substance, wo find the divisions come in different order and are treated of just as thoir importance appears to the author. So virtually ho is a class by himself, because, if the teacher leaves him with the others ho will take up as much time as if alone, for classes of different grades together have thoir attention divided and so time is lost. And so it goes to tho end of the chapter. Tho teacher's time is divided among so many classes that no class derives any great advantage from his directions. The teacher must have a class on the floor continually, and so has no time to direct study without borrowing time that should be devoted to recitations, and time borrowed in the school room is never paid back. In a great many cases teachers have learned by experience just what to expect in a country school and so have provided I themselves with a few extra copies Sunday School Convention. The Kossuth Sunday schools will meet at Bancroft next week Thursday for their annual convention, a fine pro- gramme has been prepared and is given below. Bancroft will receive her guests in royal style, and a pleasant and profitable session is insured, Tho programme is: Thursday evening, June 11. 7:30—Opening exercises conducted by tho president. Music. Address of welcome— A, J. Borryniun. Response—The president. Address—Why are we here—Rev. Wm. Whitflold. Musio. Prayer. Friday morning. June 13. 9:80—Devotional exercises led by J. B. Carr. 10:00—Business. 11:00—Papers by Dr. Ban- and Rev. M. Smith. Subject—To what extent should children, by thoir vote, decide matters of importance in the Sunday school? Each paper limited to 15 minutes. 11:80—General discussion. Friday afternoon. 3:00—Devotional exorcises led by Rev. Faus. 3:80—How to get the children into the Sunday school—Rev. P. H. Eighmy. How to train tho young people in the Sunday school—Rev. A. Elfstrom. Each paper limited to 30 minutes. General discussion on these subjects. 8:00—How to interest the young poople in Sunday school singing—Speeches not exceeding 10 minutes each led by Bonj. Reed. Friday evening^ 7:80—Song service. Instrumental music —S. Nicholson. Papers—Are country schools a success'(—Mrs. E. B. Eddy and Dr. L. A. Howe. Address—Relation of the pastor to the Sunday school.—Capt. R. E. Jeansou, Rev, W. E. Davidson. Musio. Closing prayer. FOR the annual tournament of the Iowa State Firemen's association the C., M. & St. P. Ry. will sell, June 8 to 12 inclusive, excursion tickets at one lowest short-Hue fare for the round trip. To the people of Iowa as well as other sections of the west, the) "Short Horn" is a household word. They have been bred " in line*' and as a distinct breed of cattle longer than any other. They are all decendants of the old Durham or Teeswater cattle which have existed in the counties of Durham and York, England, from'the earliest historical periods. These uniformly had short horns, were large in size and extraordinary milkers. Whatever may have been the origin of tho cattle from which have descended the present race of Short Horn cattle is of little moment here. It is enough to know that they have been bred for many generations sufficiently pure to establish certain characteristics that attracted the attention of the leading breeders of the day. The first importation to this country from England was make by Mr. Gough of Baltimore in 1783. They were then and for years after spoken of as the "milk breed." In 1785 and 1790 individual animals wore imported, and later on up to 1816, small importations by wealthy farmers were made. In all these years, down to and including the later importations, it has been conceded by English and Scotch breeders that the best and thriftiest specimens of these breeds were shipped to American shores. It of ten required a large price to tempt the foreign breeder to part with them, but the American importer and breeder would be satisfied with nothing short of the best to be had. Their best cattle were taken until our English cousins became alarmed and at the New York Mitts sales they came over to this country and paid as high as §30,000 for invividual animals for export to England, showing conclusively that Short Horns as bred in the United States have not suffered in comparison with those bred in their native land. Today they are found wherever civil- zation extends. As beef producers they have no superiors and as milk producers there are families eminent in that respect, and they have left their impress upon the stock of the country wherever introduced. Short Horns as a breed have been celebrated for coming to maturity at an early age, and in the beef producing sections of the west where land was cheap and fertile, and pastures flush, this sort of an animal has been much sought after. In many instances they have been as completely finished for the block when 12 to 14 months old as is usually the case with other breeds of common stock at from 3 to 4 years. As a beef producer the Short Horn has no rival, and the most enthusiastic breeders of other beef breeds have only claimed theirs were equal to Short Horns. As land becomes more valuable in Kossuth county and the stock raiser is compelled to confine his operations to his own broad acres, this feature of early maturity will be presented more forcibly to his attention. The early importations of Short Horns were uniformly good milkers as well as admirable beef cattle, but in later years they have to a greater extent been led away from their usefulness at the pail by the ambitious breeder and showman and the milking qualities have been fed out of them rather than bred out of them. In the past two or three years more attention has been given to the milking qualities of this breed, and many breeders of the Short Horn have discovered that with proper and practical feeding for the the dairy, he has in his broad backed Short Horn cow a successful dairy cow. Tests have been made demonstrating this fact, until it goes without saying that the Short Horn is a "general purpose" animal. In the near future and in fact today the successful farmer must bo and is the general purpose farmer. That breed of cattle which adapts to his ne- necessities in the dairy as well as the feed lot is the one he is seeking after. Inbreeding, the Short Horn has no superior in the world. They are of a vigorous constitution, good feeders and gentle handlers, and wherever used, even in a limited way as sires, they have left their impress upon the native cattle of the country. The more we study the history of this successful breed, our enthusiasm leads us to exclaim that they'aro the best breed of cattle on earth. J. B. JONES, The Jersey. The Jerseys are probably as little known as any of the well known breeds in Kossuth county. They have begun to make their appearance in this " steer" section and like the fighting cock are 'bound to make themselves conspicuous, and are sure to draw attention wherever they appear; not only for their beauty of form and color but their kind and intelligent ways. Their beauty is not the real cause of their popularity in our eastern dairy sections but the dollars and cents they make over other breeds. Owing to their special purpose breeding and small size it'does not require as much food to sustain the constitution and produce their finely colored cream and butter as does other cattle. Take the great cow Eurotisama whose weight was only 820 pounds and her butter product for one year 945 pounds 9 ounces, and Mary Ann of St. Lambert, 867-14j: Landser's Fancy, 93614$; and Bisson's Belle now being tested. She has to her credit 915-6J and has yet 60 days to finish her year's record which will probably excel that of any test yet made. There is much skepticism expressed by dairymen about the possibility of cows actually doing what these records call for. Later-day investigations in the art of feeding has thrown much light on this matter. It has been mind ftnd a thorough knowledge of how the work is to be done. The*se great tests V are examples* of what ouf little Jersey can ''accbm'plish. Farmers of Kossuth with only ordinary '* means of breeding and feeding need not expect these great results but he will surely find a very kind and profitable cow in the Jersey. W. H. CLARKE. lied Polled Cuttle. Some time since I received an invitation from you to prepare an article on the merits of Red Polled cattle. My experience is not lengthy^ but perhaps by giving my experience together with what few records I have at hand, I can give some idea of what the Red Polled cattle are at least. Among the leading points claimed by Red Polled breeders are that the cattle are red in color, and have no horns. Although they do. not give a great flow of milk at any one time, they give an even flow of good rich milk—rich in butter fat, are good rustlers, have readiness to take on fat when not in milk, in fact are the most perfect all-purpose-cattle in the coun-. try. Their build and make up is: Color, red; no horns or slugs, small and neat head and throat, full intelligent eye, top and bottom lines straight and parallell, well sprung rib, smooth and even back and loin, sliin tail, and no waste material at any point. Their size is not very Uniform on account of breeding for different purposes. The milk strain is rather small, but the beef strain is quite heavy. The largest bull of any breed ever imported to America was a Red Polled, (Peter Piper 160 (717), weight 2755 pounds),' now owned by Sexton, Warren & Offawl of Maple Hill, l&uii Following are a few " weights given in The American StOCt* man of July 26,1890: Steor three years and seven months old 1,919 pounds, 1,280 dead weight; three year old steer live weight 2,85'6 pounds; steer two years and eleven months old, 1,660 pounds live weight; heifer three years and seven months, live weight 1,759 pounds. These are some of the best weights on record, and these cattle are claimed to net more beef to live weight, than any other breed. Having no American milk records afc hand I will give some records taken from the English Red Polled Herd book: Mr. Coft's Bridesmaid 10th, June 17, 1887, 2f quarts of milfe, total butter fat 6.80, per cent, of butter fat in ounces 10.2; Mr. Chime's Channel Island breed, six quarts milk, 5\70 total butter fat, per cent, butter fat in ounces, 13.7. Mr. Peddie's crop bred R. P.. (first prize) 11 quarts of milk r 4,65 total butter fat, per cent, in ounces 20.5;. Gooderham's Strawberry (second prize) 12| quarts of milk, 3.35 total butter fat, per cent, in ounces 16.75. A record of Davy 44th by Mr. John Hammond from Jan, 10, 1887 r to June 12, is as follows: January, 22 days, average 40f pints; February, 42 pints; March, 40J pints; April, 31 pints; May, 28 pints; June, 14 days, 27 pints; total for 156 days 5,491 pints, weighing 6,113 pounds, average per day 35 pints, January 28, 14 per cent, cream, May 28, 10 per cent, cream. The following summary of results of afowof the records, thus set forth will be found usefull in comparing Red Polled cattle with other breeds. Dot (2765) gave from Feb. 28, 1887 to Jan. 19, 1888, 9,345 pounds of milk; Marham (2356), Feb. 11, 1887, to Jan. 6, 1888, 8,379 pounds; Red Daisy (2487), Feb. 24, 1887, to Feb. 16, 1888, 9,555 pounds; Dummey (2156), March 29, 1887 to Jan. 12, 1888, 8,354 pounds; Brokendown. (2658), Feb. 25, 1887, to Jan. 19, 1888, 8,562 pounds; Dorcas (2152), Feb. 11, 1887, to Jan. 5, 1888, 8,286 pounds; Bracelet (2037), Feb. 11, 1887, to Dec. BU, 1887, when she again calved having given.50 pounds of milk the week previous, 9,282 pounds of milk.. Taking this table of amounts of milk and comparing with the figures above showing per cent, of butter fats, the reader will see that the Red Polled rank among the best butter cows. With me, the bull purchased two years ago has proved to be a good and ' sure breeder. Out of 14 last spring calves of my own raising there are live that have slugs, being small and loose on the head. The balance are perfect polls, having no slugs. I have eight young calves but they show no horns or slugs yet. There were seven bulls from last years raising and I have sold all except one for breeding (being quite late and not fit for service yet) showing- that there are others that are lovers of Red Polled. The calves proved to he extra good rustlers and made a rapid growth. So far as milking qualities are concerned I have had no experience;. MYRON SOHENOK, found that the latent powers of a cow can be brought forth, not simply by abundant feeding but to accomplish the highest results with her the man who handles iher must have ;a systematic The Northern ICossuth Railway. The Elraore correspondent of the Blue Earth Post writes: " Regarding the proposed building of a railroad through this section from some point near Forest City, Iowa, we learn that, there is a corps surveying east of EL- rnore in Iowa, but we are unable to find out what company is backing the-, scheme. Estherville people claim that, the B., C. R. & N. is behind the movement Others are of the opinion that the company recently organized at Forest City is backed by other roads, and tho B., C. R. & N, people are playing a bluff game. However, a few- weeks more will settle the question of whether there is really a surveying party in the field or not." A Forest City writer to The State Register says: "There appears to be a movement by two different railroad companies to occupy the territory between the St. Louis railroad in Winnebago county, and the Northwestern in Kossuth county. Engineering parties are sticking stakes, and railroad men of some kind are an everyday sight." The Bicycle Thief at Home. Emmetsburg Reporter: Lin; Phoenix rode home on a bicycle one day. last, week, and told a story that seemed all right as to the way he came in possession of it. After a brief visit with his people he went west, saying that he was going to Clay county to collect some money from a farmer for whom he worked sometime last summer, and who had not paid him. Later it transpired that he had taken the wheel from Algona without leave or license and the sheriff followed and captured himi. He plead guilty before both grand jury and court, and was sentenced to a veair at Fort Madison. v

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