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-• . THE P3BS MQffiJgSi. AtaONA^^ 1893. IP T JTWO CONVENTIONS. /THE POPULISTS CHOOSE JOSEPH FOR THEIR STANDARD BEARER. iTha Citizens Temperance Move" merit Results In the Nomination of Hon. L. S. Coffin. Ilev. •county, J{. F. Wrig-lit of Floyd county and L. S. Coflin were placed in nomination, and after some discussion, tlie latter was unanimously chosen by a .rising vote. Adjourned. • Bus MOINES, Sept. G,—The people's •parly of the state of Iowa yesterdav iniet in delegate convention in this city. 'The convention was called to order o.y .11. U. Hcott, chairman o£ the central •committee. Hou. J. M. Joseph was chosen as temporary chairman, and Craritield Davis of Bloomficld, secretary. The permanent organization w;i« as follows: H. A. Wcstfail, chair- aiiiin; Alf VVoosler, secretary and 13. Ji. Lang-, reading cleric. (Jeueral Weaver, chairman of the committee on resolutions, read the following platform, and it was adopted; ' _Tho people's party of Iowa, in convention asKomulod, declares its unswerving fealty to the principles adopted \>y the nit- tio;uil convention ut Oniulia, July 4, 18.U, Birico which time tho conditions of Urn country so forcibly set tortli iu that ilouu- .jiieut'havu'bctau intousilied Ijy tlio siibsorv- ieuey of tho two old purtios to tlio muuioil oligarchy of Europo. Kir twenty years tho people of tho United Slates havo demanded in thousands of conventions and in all political platforms tho .repeal of tho luw of 187:! demouoU/.injj silver, which law was serruptitiously stolen 'upon our statute hooks by political suoak •tliioves. Both old parties have pledged tlxuisolves to do this tinio without number, only to betray Unit pledge, until now tho •wreckers of Lombard uiid Wall streets, having secured the oloction ol their agent, Mr. Cleveland, through false issues, Imvo tfillod tlio laud with panic, wreukud iuilns trios, demoralization, tramps and stum* JJou, for tlie purpose of striking down silver •unit doubling every debt. Tho president, instead of standing with us, uses public ollices to bribe congressmen to betray their constituents. Tho loaders of both old pur- fries are hand in glove iu tn'is capitalistic •conspiracy to stoal the mortgaged farms, .railroads and other property ami bankrupt tho nulion. Thy one overshadowing, all-absorbing is. suo bofore the American people to-day is tho imestiou whellior the debtor.-) of "tint IJmt.-d States shall bo .allowed to pay their debts in the money of thu constitution, ci- vviiettiur their homos and pruporty shall 1m coutlscatoJ for tho bonoilt of plratos. Tho .«uly parly that votes us a unit against tby DKS MOIXKS, Sept. 6,—In answer to a call signed by a number of prohibition republicans a delegate, convention of citizens met in this city yesterday to "take action toward tlie retention of the present prohibitory law." Judge Nouran called the convention to order anil Dr. Howard Juhntton of the Pres- ^bytcrian church invoked the divine blessing. Dr. Emory Miller was made temporary chairman and afterwards permanent chairman. The following resolutions were adopted, after some discussion as to whether the convention should nominate a candidate for .governor: .Whereas, The republican stato convention that met at DCS Moiues on the Kith of August has taken n new departure on the su'bject of prohibition and has repudiated the action and professions of thi party as heretofore set forth in their platforms of stato policy, and Whereas, The democratic state convention heldnt DEH Moinos on the IMth day of August, did in their platfoim express their adherence to their former utterances in opposition to prohibition, and whernas, tho candidates for governor of both said political organizations have publicly declared their endorsement of the platforms adopting said so-called local option policy whereby tlio saloon may gain a legalized exist- •euco in tho state and thn people be compelled to share in the profits of the retail of intoxicating liquors. Therefore, relying upon Almighty God, the source of all authority. llosolved, By this convention, representing the prohibition sentiment of the state, that it, has become necessary in order that the electors of the stato may not bo misrepresented or misunderstood, that we shall nominate a candidate for the olllce of governor whose views and sentiments are in_ 'accord with tho heretofore expressed will of the people of tho state upon the question. Second—That it is not tho design or purpose of this convention to organize a now political party or to abandon any political views or sentiments wo have heretofore individually maintained, but it is our purpose to repudiate in the most emphatic numiio: the doctrine of local option or license o: nny other device by which tho saloon uiaj gain a legalized existence in Iowa. Thiid—That tho question of maintaining nud enforcing the prohibitory law of thi state we regard as tho paramount ant •practical issue involved in the approaching .November election, and that wo will not be deceived or misled by (hose who shall at •tempt to divert the attention of tho people from this question by the discussion o those questions over which the governoi •and members of tho general assembly to bo •elected can exorcise no direct control. • Fourth—That the establishment of place;, •of resort for the sale of intoxicating liquors Jis a beverage is a crime, and as «uch should bo prohibited and punished; that we will favor no compromise with criais •and repudiate tlio idea that the people of Iowa will accept of anyshare in tho profits of such a business as a compensation lor the wrong and ruin it will bring to their fam ilios and their homes. Fifth—That wo recommend to tho prohibitionists of all parties in every county in fcho state that they secure by every proper means tho election to the next general assembly of such candidates as may without question bs relied upon to maintain and euforco tlio present prohibitory law or who will favor such legislation as will make prohibition more oU'ectivo. Sixtu—That whilst wo recognize with ro- crot that the enemies ot prohibition in Iowa have by questionable means and methods nominally captured tho party organization in which many of us have heretofore placed our confidence and trust, yet wo have faith to beliovo that tho manhood and conscience of tho individual Iowa electors cannot lie intimidated or debauched and wo appeal with confidence to •them that in the coming election tho verdict at tho ballot box .-nay not boconstr.iod as an udaiidonment of their heretofore cherished principles, and tho cause of tho homo and the best interests of humanity shall thriuuiph still throughout this, our beloved Iowa. .Seventh—That tho people of Iowa have heretofore led iu the advanced column of 'those who have endeavored to promote tlio highest anil best interest of humanity and that any "backward step'' on the part of this people of the state on tho question of .prohibition at this timo would be hailed •with delight throughout the nation by tho tucmios of law and order anil would bo a aiost humiliating and discouraging retrograde, to bo deplored by all men who be- aevo iu tho final triumph of the right. The convention then proceeded to nominate a candidate for governor, Bennett Mitchell of Crawford tricks ot the millionaires is the people's party. There are only two parties to-day —tho people's party and the gold party. We call upon the voters of Iowa to repudiate all party connection with the gold men, to draw the line before they are forced to revolution to protect their children from tenant slavery. Resolved. That we favor the election of president, vice-presidentand United States senators by a direct vote of the people. We demand that all trusts ana unlawful combinations in trade be abolished. Tho .?lfJO,000,000 paid as pension money to the defenders of our flag in tho wars for tho preservation of tho government is an honest remuneration for honorable service and a great .benefit to the entire people, nnd we denounce tho unscrupulous attacks made upon these crippled patriots as a part and parcel of the money conspiracy which demands that no money shall pass from the government to tho people without first passing through the toll gates of the banks. We denounce the present method of assessment whereby the debtor is made to pay the full tax on mortgaged property as on unjust discrimination against the debtor class; and we demand a revision of tho tax law whereby the mortgagee shall bear his equitable amount of taxation on mortgaged property. And wo are opposed to two boards of assessors; one for the people and one for tho corporations. Tho utter demoralization of the republican and democratic parties is again mani- manifeEt in their attitude toward the liquor question. They are engaged in an 'attempt to outbid one another for the support of the saloon element in the state, and are seeking to drown by their cry for the saloon every other important consideration relating to tho public welfare. Wo demand that the present law shall remain until such time as it can be replaced by what is known as state and national control with nil profits eliminated—which we behove to be the true method of dealing with the question. We demand ofjtial political rights for all adult citizens without regard to sex. The convention then proceeded to nominations and the following ticket was placed in the field: Governor, J. M. Joseph of Greston; lieutenant-governor, Ed. A. Ott of Des Moines; supreme judge, A. W. C. Weeks, of Winter- s.et; railroad commissioner, J. A. Gray of Muscatine; state superintendent, Mrs. Winthrow of Marshalltown. PARLEY AND PALAVER. - WILL TICKLE YOU, HUMOROUS SAYINC3S PRESH FROM THE WRITEfiS. How the Fanny Men took »t the Solemn Banlncss of fctfe—The Xndlan and the Soldier—A Profitable Branch of the Business. A Wide Choice. Guard (at the World's Fair)—I advise you to go to your state building and make that a sort of headquarters for receiving mail, writing-, resting, etc. What state are you from? Drummer— Well—er — which state building is the most comfortable? A New Method. Horse Dealer—I always pick my customers. Friend—Do you? I waa told that you skinned them. "Has Scribble made anything out of Ins short stories?" "Yos." "Do you know what?" "A flat failure." "It's a funny thing that what is the sailor's joy is tho actor's sorrow," mused Haverly. "What is that?" asked Austen. "A light-house." Mamma — Robbie, isn't that the nickel I gave you to put in tho contribution box? Eobbie—Oh, no. I put that one in, and this is a great deal newer one that I took out of it. Teacher—That is the fourth question you havo failed to answer. If you don't study harder now, how do you expect to get along when you grow up? Little Boy—I guess I'll be a school teachar, an' when I want to know anything I'll jus' ask ,th' class. Witness—He looked me straight in tho eye and— Lawyer—There, sir, you've flatly contradicted your former statement. Witness—How so? Lawyer —You said before that ho bent his gaze on you, and now you'll please explain how he could look you straight in tho eye with a bent gaze. The following death notice lately appeared in a Georgia paper: "Our 'devil 1 was buried to-day. We told him to follow copy and the wind blew his manuscript out of the window, and in trying to follow it he broke his neck. Wo have ordered another by freight, but will givo him different instructions." "Havo you been fishing?" said the father. Tho boy was silent. There was evidently a great struggle going on within him. "You must answer me, my son; havo you been fishing?" "Well, father, will you toll mo one thing first?" "Yes. What is it?" "Do you call it going fishing when you dou't catch anything?" ODDITIES OF ANIMAL LIFE. Man-afraid-of-the-soap (as member of Army Bicycle Corps dashes by) — Much lazy sojer. Walk sittin' down; —Ugh! Inconvenience of Knowledge. First Medical Student—What's worrying you? Second Medical Student—You know I am desperately in love with Miss Beautie. "Yes, and I have noticed lately that she has a sad, dreamy, soulful expression." "That's it. I don't know whether it's love or her liver " How The? Tear n. Little Dot—1 don't see how cows «m eat grass. Little Dick—I s'pose when they is young- the mother cows keeps sayin' to their childrena. 'If you don't eat grass, you sha'nt have any pie.' HIS Only Fear. First Boy—I'm savin' ut) my money lo buy a gun. I'm goin' west to fight Indians. Second Boy—I ain't. ^"Ivo, 'cause you're'fraid of the Indians, that's what you are." "Huh! Who's 'fraid of Indians? I ain't. I could vanquerish a dozen of them with one hand " "Then what is you 'fraid of?" "I'm 'fraid mebby a big "alligator '11 get after me and chase me up a tree, and then a big cyclone might come along an' blow the tree here, an' then pop ud catch me and lick me." Tho Financial Phase. Man (in theater, to woman in front) —Madame, I paid 81.50 for this seat, and your hat— Woman (calmly)—That hat cost $40. TVhat lie missed. Mrs. De Style—It's a pity you could not have heard that sermon to-day. Mr. De Styles-After paying for your Sunday wardrobe I haven't money enough left to buy myself a decent thing to wear. Mrs. De Style—That's just it, and that sermon would have made you blush for very shame. It was on tho "Idolatrous Worship of Fine Clothes.", THE FARM AND HOME, SPREADING LARGE AN OVER AREA. TOO The Splendid Results of intensive Farin- IIIR—Watering thn Cows— Success and Grrtss—Itarbed Wire—Fur m Notes and Homo Hint*. The Business Age. Friend—Why didn't you exhibit at the World's Fair? Manufacturer—Business, old boy, business. See? "Humph! I don't see." "You are away behind the age. By refusing to exhibit I got half the papers to denounce me, and the other half to defending me, until I've liad about a million dollars' worth of first-class advertising, and it hasn't cost me, a cent."—New York Weekly. you One of the Paris restaurants celebrated for novelties in gastronomy serves daily a soup based upon grasshoppers. A fowl that bears a strong resemblance to botli a chicken and a guinea is exhibited by J. W. Sheflield of Americus, Ga. The governor of Honduras offers to send our agricultural department a consignment of the stingless bees they have in Central America. A number of Australian ladybugs were recently shipped to California on ice. They were kept in cold storage on shipboard for thirty days and arrived well and kicking. They are to be used for destroying insects that prey upon orange trees. SIFTED AND SELECTED. has 'Rochester, N. Y., has a company of leS-f mute soldiers. Physicians say that hay fever almost entirely disappeared. The anchors of the Campania weigh eight and one-half tons each. Scientists have invented a device whifh makes u sunbeam audible. Of every 10,000 deaths in the United States 1,420 are from consumption. Several of the A/too pyramids exceed L'OO feet in height. They are generally composed of a mound of earth 'aced with stone. A mint proof in gold of the first copper cent issued by tho United States is in the possession of W. L. lioyd of Baltimore. Nearly JHO.OOO was spent on congressional resolutions, speeches, etc., of deceased congressmen last session. One gilt-edged obsequy cost §11,000. When an electric light polo in City Hall park, New York, foil tho other evening, the police had to keep a sharp watch to prevent many persons TO in taking hold of tho wire to feel if ihero was a current or not. A Washington letter writer was in- trusted with this bit of confidence by lady the other day and straightway made- public mention of it: "1 am always busy; in th« autumn 1 attend to my mind, in the winter to my social duties, in the spring to my soul, and u tho summer i g O away." Would Not Be Notice:*. Applicant—Yes, madaine, I wish to secure board, but I must inform you that I am a vegetarian, madame. Mrs. Slimdiet—Oh, that wilt be all right. You will not be expected to eat the meat. None of the others ever do. The Safe Plan. Traveling Man—A chop and a cup of coffee, quick. My train leaves iu twenty minutes. Waiter—Yes, sah; seventy-five cents, sah. "Do you want pay in advance?" "Yes, sah. Y DU may be gone before it's ccoked, sah." Great Savinjf of Leather. Little Dick—Papa, didn't you tell mamma we must economize? Papa—I did, my son. Little Dick-We'll, Iwasthinkin' that mebby if you'd get me a pony I wouldn't wear out so many shoes. Results May Differ. Teacher—If a woman buy a pound of 40-cent coffee and a pound of ~'U-eent coffee, how much does she pay? Boy (who has worked in a grocery store;—That depends on whether she gets 'cm separate or asks fer two pounds of ''blended.". A I^ate Hour. Boy (in front of theater)—Please, sir, if you're goin' home, won't you give me your check? Gentleman—It is very late, and it seems to me a boy of your age would be better oiT in bed than at a theater. Boy—Please, sir, the show would he over before we could argil in' that question, check, won't you? git throujrh Gimme the Not Dangerous. Careful Housekeeper — Have boiled the drinking water? Faithful Servant—Yes'm. "And sterilized the milk?" "Yes'gi." "What is this in the soup?" "Oh, that isn't no bacillus, inum. That is only a roach. What He Had Heard. Neighbor—Your sister is going to marry a very nice man, I hear. Boy—His father has got 850,000 and hasn't any other childrens, and he's got a rich bachelor uncle wot's too old to get married, and he's- inherited a lot o' money from his Aunt June on his mother's side, and— Neighbor—I mean he is a very nice man morally, and has good, steady habits. Boy—Mebby. I don't know. I haven't heard anything about- that. "A Keg'lar Fake." Bootblack—Talk about fakes, everything is a fake nowadays. Git y'r eyes cheated right out of ye. I shined a feller las' night wot was in a hurry, ad' had no small change, an' offered me a ticket for a canine exerbition. You bet I took it. Newsboy—Was it fine? Bootblack—Fine? Naw! Ke^'lar fake. Nuthin' there but dogs. ° A More Profitable Itriinch. Confidence Man—Can it be possible? Is this my old friend Ur»»cnberrv? Anc Would Improve on Him. Visitor—I hope you will grow up to be a good man, like your papa. Small Boy—Mebby 1 will, don't b'liev'e I'll have such notions about wantin 1 little behave theirselves. but I queer boys to I that you dance with Proof Knongli. He—What proof have really love me? She—Proof! Did I not you at the Astorbilt ball? "Yes. but I don't consider that any proof of affection." "You would if you knew how badly you dance." The Sflentifie Side. Young/Lady—Why do I get so nervous when I play before an audience? Prof. Von Thumpp—Sympathy and magnetism, my tear young lady; mind acting on mind, you know. "I don't sue how." "Ket ees very simple of explanation. De nervousness arid restlessness oft' de gompany ail'ects yoursclfs." Modern Society. Downton—Any news up your way? Upton—Well, yes. Miss Catchem is going to retire from the stage and get married, and Mrs. Gheatem is going to retire from marriage and go on thu stage. Wllllnj; to Humor Her, Doctor—You sny you always burn this lamp in your room all night? Woman—Always, i can't sleep without a lamp. Doctor—My dear madamo, I can give you a few simple chemicals which you can easily mix before retiring. They will give off just as much blood poisoning and sleep-inducing gas as a lamp, and won't be half so much trouble. A News Average, Sensation Editor—How many murders did that man commit? Assistant—One reporter says three, another says five, and another says nine 1 . Farming. Tho figures given in the clipping below are calculated to make Western farmers think. They indicate some very handsome profits. How were they obtained? is a question Missouri farmers would like to hav.c answered. Js it possible to get sunh here? No one will for a moment assume that our natural conditions of soil and elimato are not equal to those of Massachusetts. Why then can't wo produce as big crops? . Are we lacking in intelligence and skill? I fear we are, but not necessarily so. Western farmers have not heretofore felt tho necessity of extra mental exertion in making farming pay. As they come to realize their needs in this direction they will acquire as fully as do their Eastern brothers that technical information which success demands shall be used in farming as in other callings, and to give this will patronize the agricultural college, attend farmers 1 °in- stitutos and read agricultural papers. But these crops were obtained from very smull acres; can such bo got from large aaro.s?. asks Lovi Chubbuck in the Rural World. Up to a reasonable limit, there is no reason why tho same skill and expenditure of a proportionate amount of labor should not produce proportionate results from large as from small.acres; indeed, there arc advantages in economy of labor and value of machinery in tho largo over tho small farm. Tho trouble with the great majority of farmers, particularly hero in the West, is that they are trying to spread a given amount of labor over too large an area, spreading it out so thin that only thin crops result, forgetting that big profits come from getting 100 bushels of corn from one acre rather than from three, and saving- interest and taxes, and labor of planting-, etc., on two acres. Look at some of the figures showing cost of producing the crops mentioned in the clipping. When would wo think of expending $87.50 ia producing an acre of corn? I don't think we need to expend anything near that amount in value to give maximum crops, for if it was necessary there would be no profit to us with the low prices obtained hero. But why, we may ask, are prices for farm products so much lower here than in tho Kast? Only that there are more to feed there in proportion to producers than here. This then seems to be the problem to solve, so far as concerns profitable Western farming,how to increase tho number of homo consumers of our products. Wo can do this, in effect, in one way, and that is by imitating tho example of many Eastern farmers and "abandon" some of our farm land, at least for u season; seed it down to grass. Much has been caid seeding? On general principles, it is perhaps beatto lay down the rule that all land should bo re-seeded to grass after two years of hoed crops. My own preference is corn on sod followed by a root crop. This permits of thorough cleaning on land that can be easily worked, and yields two of the most useful crops to a dairyman. Variety of plants is nature's favorite combination for sustaining animals when grass is the exclusive food. — Professor James Cheosinan. \Vatorlnj; Cows. A year ago last winter the cows of "John Gould seemed inclined to drink at least twice per day, usually drink> ing about six gallons each at* 4 p. 01.. in addition fco their morning draught. Last winter tho same cows, on substantially tho same ration, save that more clover hay is being fed with the silage, refuse to drink at night, only now and then a cow drinking ono pailful. At the Minnesota dairy school barn ho found tho same thing to exist, and, as in his own barn, the cows consumed as much water at once last winter as tho previous winter at twico. He has cows that will drink over 100 pounds of water at one time. Ono cow at the Ohio station drinks 140 pounds at ono time. What may seem strange is that those eows did as well ut the pail in milk as a year ago last winter. There must be one word of caution. Ho says these cows did not drink ice water from tho brook or pond, but water about fifty-five degrees and given in the stable. To send a cow from a warm stable to tho brook to drink water at thirty-six degrees,' would bo quite another thing, and to warm 100 pounds of ice water would require the burning of enough food to supply animal heat to make a third of a pound of butter fats, as tho animal uses fat for fuel. The cow may only drink onco per day, but do not try to allay any imaginary fever by giving her ice water.—Farmers' Voice. li.-trhod Wire for IJad Hogs. I have an old sow. She is of an inquiring turn of mind and continually dissatisfied with her lot.altliough green pastures, pure waters and abundant shado abound. Hoping to avoid tho repetition of last summer's experience with her, we this spring went around the hog lot with acourso of barbed wire, putting it at such height from the ground, usually between the first and second rails, as we thought would best answer the purpose. Link wiro was used, fearing tho other might be too severe. She now abides therein. Tho only evidence I have of her ever having been near tho fence was seeing fresh mud, once or twico, on wiro during the first week of her pasturage; even that has now disappeared. As to tho man who invented barbed wire the women of our house rise up and call him blessed.—Colman's Rural World. are you still running the dear old store down at the crossroads? The Stranger (removing his dis- Sonsation Editor—Three, five, nine, eh? Oh, well, we'll have to strike an average. Maku it 8.VJ. It Shocked Hor. Young (iolight—She said 1 waseither a fool or a knave. Miss llubb—Shocking.. Young (lolight—1 should suy so Miss llubb—Yes, sUu should have iiaid i-thcr. guise)—No, Bill; it's your old friend Slippery Ike. I'm running a country boarding-house this summer. It pays better than the handshaking line. I've just run uptown to do a little marketing.—Judge. 1 • • i A I'olllii Dog. Mother—Did you thank the gentleman who carried you across the crowded street? Wee Son—I tried to, but I didn't know what to say—the words wouldn't come somehow; but I guess it's all right, 'cause my dog wagged his tail enough for both of us. Confederate Veteniua Tlmnk M ra . Grunt. The Francis S. Bartow damp of United Confederate Veterans of i'olk county, Flu., has unanimously adopted resolutions expressing their gratoful appreciation of Mrs. U. S. Grant's ro-' cunt acts of courtesy to Mrs. .ioil'erson Davis. They say that tlmy prove that tho historic prayer of her great hus-, band, "Let us have peace," lias, indeed, become a reality, and wo havo once more a united and harmonious country, whorein the bitterness of the past hus been forgotten ami uuUiuil respect and sympathy exist. in recent years about "abandoned Now England farms," when the matter is investigated, it is found that tho large part of this "abandoned" farm land is such that Missouri farmers would never havo thought of trying to farm, it is so poor and rough, and is now being allowed to grow up to timber, and tlio farmers ;iro putting their timo and labor on a reduced area of the best land, with ^ such results as to prove the wisdom 'of tho policy, and silence those who have been saying that farming in New England did not pay. We hear in the West might learn a lesson from this: Koine Prize Massachusetts Crops. _ E. C. Little, Haverhill, Mass., raised tho premium crop of potatoes, ^ol bushels, on one-half an acre, worth $1 90. !)0 at a cost of $59. 50. Tho profit. was $131.40 or §2(5L'.80 per acre. Tho same gentleman raised ."MO bushels of mangel boots on 10(i rods of ground at a cost of $85.05 and values tho same at$27!J; profit !?187.yu. Tho only reason this man (as well as many others) is not a millionaire is because ho does not do business enough. D. A. C'arleton, North Andover, Mass., raised one-half aero of cabbage worth $150 at a cost of $51; profit por acre, $198. U. C. Blunt of Andover raised one-half aero of carrots worth $l(ii!.50 at cost of $54.' 75, profit por acre $215.50; also one-half aero of parsnips worth at $1 por bushel $295 at a cost of $00.50, profit por acre $157, and one-half acre of turnips yielding !i50 bushels worth $175 at a cost of $15.85; profit por aero $ HI 0.80. H. M. Killara, West Boxford, grow ono aero of corn on which tho corn and stover was worth $107.80 at a cost ot $87.50; profit $20.30.— N. E. Farmer. Ilome Hints. Only crustless broad should go with the five o'clock tea. Best qualitj of meat can be ruined by bad carving of the same. Ice cream and strawberries together is a popular compination. It is tho Persian's idea of perfection to put rod popper on frogs' legs. Lemon stains on cloth may be removed by washing the goods in warm soap suds or ammonia. The odor of onions, loft on tho hands after pooling, may bo removed by rubbing tho hands with celery or mustard. If oilcloth is laid down whore tho sun will shine on it much it will stick fast to tho floor unless paper is laid under it. Dust and marks of children's fingers can bo removed from windows by rubbing with a sponge Which has been dipped in ammonia and water. ]f your shoestrings have the bad habit of coming untied, rub them with beeswax and they will not slip or untie. Wax the ends, too, when the tin points arc off. tho In Suecn.s.s and (i every system of fanning, well kept grass land, and a large proportion of tho cultivated area maintained in grass, have formed the foundation of animal industry. Inasmuch as wo must have grass land for hay, it is important to consider how much land wo should use, and what quantity and quality of herbage wo should produce. I havo never known a successful farmer who could not manago well his grass lands. Tho conclusion is forced on us that every cattle man who has achieved distinction as a cultivator, won it by learning how to grow, for tho least amount of money, what is admitted to bo tho costliest ingredient of an animal's ration. How shull grass bo maintained without too often breaking tho soil for seeding? In rolu.ying tho grass land, what crops shall wo plant, and long- shall wo crop before 1-9- Furm Noles. When the pastures dry up cows need green grass or fodder. Litter or rubbish should not bo all lowed to lay about trees and fruit bushes. Tho milk should bo cooled down to 40 degrees as quickly as possible after milking. To determine tho value of any cow her cream should bo churned sepa- — rately occasionally. The wido-awako dairyman keeps his best cows and sells those that do not make him a profit. If too much Paris green is used on tho potato vino, tho vine is injured and tho potato must bo. If tho soil is too poor to produce good heads of cabbage, nitrate of potash is an excellent fertilizer. It is more important to havo the plough team well matched in gait and strength than tho carriage team. It will not do to over-reach in tho poultry business. Tho best plan is to move into tho business gradually. A poultryman warns beginners against trying to raise 1,000 hens till he is sure he can mako a success of 100. Tho person who establishes the reputation of selling nothing but sound eggs will always got the top price. Some poultry raisers say that plenty of air-slacked limo scattered around tho poultry runs will prevent gapes. A pint of groaso to ono and a half tublospoonfnl of earboliy acid is said to bo a good composition for lice on stock. A_beof raisor suggests that as cas^ tnitioo improves tho quality of the moat, dehorning may .still iurthoc improve it.

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