The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1898 · Page 1
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ESTABLISHED 1865. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1898. TOL. XXXII-NO, 48. All of These Are still in force at Grove & Son's. 10 bars Santa Claus soap.. .$ .25 A package of yeast 01 i Ib Arm and Hammer soda .05 17 Ibs granulated sugar ... i.oo A good broom 15 Lilly Gloss starch per pkg.. .04 to Ibs oat meal 25 Coffee per pkg' • •' 10 A can of corn 06 S-lb sack of salt 05 AND HERE IS A NEW LOT- 3 Ibs English Walnuts 25 2-lb brick codfish 15 Washbowl and pitcher 80 Teacups and saucers per set .38 A good Japan tea, 5 Ibs. 4 I.OO Any and all of these for cash at M. Z. Grove & Son's. The New Goods Are now daily arriving DISCUSSING FARM TOPICS, AT" Galbraith's. Dress Goods in all the latest novelties. Carpets in Moquettes, Axminster, Velvet, Extra Super, and Matting. Ladies' and gents' Fine Shoes. G. L. Galbraith & Co. Fine Furniture, PICTURE FRAMES AND -NICE REPAIR WORK. f\. M. GOf\N. Undertaking and Embalming. INSTITUTE WAS WELL ATTENDED. A Meeting of Unquestioned Interest and Value to Formers—Election of Officers. The Cash Grocery SELLS COFFEE—Lyon, Arbuckle, 6r XXXX, at loc a package. Best evaporated raspberries i8c a pound ; Cal. dried prunes 4c a pound ; best maple syrup, 8$c a gallon ; nice table syrup 25c. We sell and deliver hay and grain. In spite of bad weather the farmers 1 institute was a big success. The sleet interferred with travel so much Thursday that the exercises of the day were postponed, and Friday and Saturday were given to the program instead of Thursday and Friday. .All who attended enjoyed the papers and discussions, and took part with enthusiasm in making a permanent organization in accordance with the new law. For the coming year the officers will bo C. B. Hulehins, president; M. DoL. Parsons, vice president; T. J. Julian, secretary; J. IT. Davis, treasurer. The program committeo is G. S. Wright, Mrs. G. L. Carroll, Mrs. C. D. Ward, C. C. Chubb, and ElUs McWhorter. The addition of the two ladies to the committee was a fitting recognition of the splendid papers by Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Carroll, and Mrs. W. W. Annis. C. L. Gabrielson was present from Nashua and Addis Schermerhorn from Charles City. The latter did not remain both days, but Mr. Gabrlelson did. He is a pleasing man to moot, one of the best known agricultural writers in the west, and thoroughly up on farm topics. Geo. S. Angus presided, and C. B. Hutchins acted us secretary, and the business management of the institute was all that • could bo wished. Two sets of resolutions were adopted and ordered forwarded to Senator Funk and Representative Farley. One was on the school book question: Resolved, That we are in favor of a uniform series of text books for the state of Iowa. The law to be untrammoled by any provision as to where the books shall bo published. The following resolutions for a permanent institute system were also adopted: We favor the county institute system, believing it to be able to give better instruction to the farmers of the different counties than any other plan wo have heard of to date, for these reasons: The papers read at the county institutes being prepared by practical men and farmers living in the counties holding the institute, who are acquainted with the soil, climate, and different surroundings of their own people as well as with the people themselves, and their circumstances and various advantages and conditions, must have more weigh tand effect than papers prepared by residents of other parts of the state or of other states. We would also favor a district institute to be composed of from eight to ten counties of the state, the districts to bo arranged so as to have the counties composing said districts as nearly adjoining each other as possible, then papers read at county institutes could be forwarded to the committee having in charge the district institute, and they would be authorized to select from the papers forwarded to them by the secretaries of the differentcountyinstitutes such papers as in their opinion would bo best suited to make a successful ' district meeting. Also empowering them to procure such other papers as they might think proper. Then the secretary of the district institute to forward his papers and reports to some state head, said head to be composed of the directors of the state agricultural society, with members to be taken from the state horticultural society, state vets association, and improved stock breeders' association, etc. That an appropriation be asked for to cover the expense of the district institute and also to print and distribute the books to the farmers of the state, said distribution to be made through the secretaries of the different county institutes. THE UPPER DBS MOINES will not attempt to refer to all the papers that were given, in this report, but hopes from time to time to publish paragraphs from many of them that will be of interest to the general public. It is enough to say of the program as a whole that it was exceptionally good, and the court house should have been crowded even in stormy weather. Next year let every farmer in the county plan to attend the institute. A NEW CBEAMEUY SYSTEM. neat, well-made, well-operated creamery. No cream but farm separator cream is purchased. They have no contract for butter but put it on the general market and have not failed to receive one-half cent above and better. They make over BO tubs per week—58 last week. They have 112 patrons and four cream haulers. It costs them one cent per inch, or one cent per pound of butter to gather the cream. You can figure freight, cartage, commission, etc., as well as I can. The creamery is paying expenses and making a profit. They pay us farmers four cents less thoir extras. Last check they paid 19 cents net to us on the farm. They test with Curtis' oil test churn. The farmers ore enthusiastic so far over results. The separators are mostly Sharpies Safety Hand and Little Giant machines, 800 and 000 pounds capacity, and run about one-third of them by hand, one- third by small calf tread power, and one- third by small steam boilers. The treads cost $25 and are manufactured by a man in our town. The boilers cost $85 and arc furnished by the Sharpies people. They have sold the separators at $55 for 800 pound arid $00 for 000 pound, but are going to raise the price after the 15th of this month. Now if these results can bo obtained in a private creamery wo could do even better in a oo-oporativo one. As it is now it costs us at least 10 cents per 100 pounds to deliver our milk at the factory. That would bo about 2i cents per pound of butter, 2 cents more for expenses in making, and 2i cents for freights and commissions in selling, making 7 cents in all. It would bo easier to caro for ono can of cream than eight of milk; then the sooner the milk is run through the separator the better tho quality of the butter will be. We would make a bolter grade of butter and tho commission men would not bo complaining of our buttor having a winter flavor, which is nothing more nor loss than tho odors from tho barn and dirt dropping from tho sides of tho cows. _____ THE VALUE OF HAIILEY. FUSIONIST GETS THE SEAT, HANOOOK-WRKJHT CONTEST OA8E, South of court house. . CL FINANCIAL. Kossuth County State Bank, _ Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collec tions made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WB1. H. INGHAM, President; T. CHRISCHILIES, Vice Pres; LEWIS H. SMITH. Cashier Directors— Wm. H. Ingham, John G. Smith, J. B. Jones, T. Chrischllles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devine. First National Bank of Algona. CAPITAL 850,000 AMBKOSE A.. CALL President I WM. K. FERGUSON ....Cashier D. H. HUTCHINS Vice President I 0. D. SMITH Asst. Caslder Directors—D. H. Hutchins, S. A. Ferguson, PhlUp Dorweiler, F. H. Vesper, Ambrose A. Call, R. H. Spencer, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on band to loan at reasonable rates to parties furnishing first-class security. Special attention given to collections. Officers and Directors— A. D. Clarke, President, C. C. Chubb, Vice Prest., Tlios. H. Luutry, Cashier, Geo. L. Ua.lbra.itli, Fred. M. Miller. Myron Scaenclc, Tlioii. F. Cooke. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. General Banking. PKIVA.T11 SAFETY DEPOSIT {^Interest P»W on time deposits. A Scheme to Use Farm Separators and Take Only Cream to the Factory. Geo. S. Angus read a valuable paper on creameries at the farmers' institute. The notable feature of it was the discussion of a plan adopted in Nashua of using farm baby separators. Mr. Angus read a letter fully describing the system and endorsed it. He said: I think the time is coming when instead of hauling 100 pounds of milk to the factory to have four pounds of butter extracted from it and returning home with a lot of sour milk and water to feed our calves and pigs, we will do the separating at home doing away with a large amount of unnecessary labor and receiving a larger return for our products. During the past year I have watched with a great deal of interest the plan of a creamery started in Nashua, this state. I cannot better describe it than by reading to you a letter received by me from one of its patrons. NASHUA, Iowa, Deo. 10.—Mr. Geo. S. Augus, Burt, Iowa—Dear Sir: Your letter of inquiry dated the 7th Inst. received and noted. You are aware of the fact, I suppose, that the Sharpies Separator company are attempting' to establish the farm separator system here in Nashua. They have been in the territory eight months. Tho DeLaval company are fighting the system teeth and nail and have bought all tho creameries near Nashua and the co-operative creamery tliat was running In Nashua, and have put in skim stations where the haul was too long. It is a flfe'ht between tho companies and further developments are to be waited for. The Sharpies people have a creamery which has cost them about $12,000. Churu, cream vats, tester, and boiler and engine is all the machinery they 1 use. One man does all the work. It is a Edwin Blackford Answers a Question Asked at tho Institute, To the Editor: At tho farmers' institute just closed I heard a man ask as to the value of barley as a food for stock, and it seemed to be dismissed as having but little value in tho world except for tho use of the brewer. Ono man said ho could not soak it in less than three or four days in warm weather or as many weeks in cold. Now I am not a scientific man and do not pretend to be able to determine the relative yaluo of different foods: would not know a "balanced ration" if I should see one, but some people learn by experience while others are able to learn from the experience of others. From 1873 to 1884 I used and saw barley used almost exclusively as a food for working animals, and from this experience of over 10 years, if I lived on a farm, I would make great use of it if the cost of producing it was not much greater than other grains. I should not consider it a fat producing food but rather one that would build up and sustain tho bone and muscle and strength of an animal. For light driving it may not be as good as oats, but for ordinary livery, stock, stage horses, the teamster animals, and the cattle in the lumber camps its uso was universal and tho result excellent. Farmers in Iowa do not know what hard driving or heavy teaming is, and I doubt if the average Iowa horse would be able to stand it. Start up a hill pulling every pound they can, the team will have to stop and rest every few rods, keep this up for often two or three miles at a stretch, then down at any p_ace from a trot to a run that may suit tho convenience or whim of the driver, only to repeat the whole thing when the bottom is reached, and do this day after day and for weeks and for months at a time without a rest, on usually only two feeds a day, under the blazing sun of a California summer, and it seems to me it requires good feed; but all they got was hay and barley The hay (Kossuth county farmers would call it straw) is grain of one or more kinds cut 10 days or two weeks before it would be ready to cut for grain, and was usually worth about half the price of barley per ton. So we usually used hay sparingly and barley liberally. Barley was usually fed the whole grain soaked or else, tho whole grain dry, or rolled barley, or else ground, both fed dry. Rolled barley, which ia simply the dry whole grain run between heavy rollers and mashed and fed dry, was the best. Next in value was the soaked whole grain and it was easily prepared. Have a barrel or cask in the barn, put in the dry grain and put on water enough to about cover the grain, in 1.0 or 12 hours the water would be mostly absorbed and the grain was ready for use. If left too long it would sour, and while most horses liked it that way it was not considered good. Ground barley and whole barley both fed were about equal in value. As to its value as a food for hogs I never had any personal experience but always heard it recommended by those who had used it. There ia one thing that might make a difference and that is the California barley is much superior in quality to that raised here. This is my experience in the use of barley and it may aid someone else to answer the question that was aaked: " What is the value of barley as a food for Stock?" EDWIN BLACKFORD. Mark in the Circle Spoils the Other Mnrks on the Bnllot—General Legislative Mnttere. The committee to try the contested election case over in Hancock and Wright counties, finds for John Chrtr- tie, the fusionlst. It holds that a mark in the circle at tho head of tho republican ticket spoils tbefnark before Mr. Hartshorn's name in another column, although there was no candidate for tho legislature on tho republican ticket. The recount disclosed that whilo it was true that if tho ballots mentioned were counted they would elect tho contestant, yet it was shown to tho satisfaction of tho committeo that in marking thoir ballots a nutnbor of the voters had done so in a manner that legally excluded them from being counted. Thoy had placed a cross In tho circle at tho head of tho republican column, and thon passing on down tho column placed a cross in tho square opposite Mr. Hartshorn. Tho courts, it appears, havo hold that such marking of a ballot ia fatally defective, and abiding by tho findings of tho courts, tho committee reported recommending tho dismissal*of tho contest and according tho sitting member tho right to retain his aeat. It is rumored that Homer Miller is out of tho state audltorship race on account of his own and his daughter's dealth, and his present trip to California. Representative Morrlam of Manchester and E. J. Hartahorn of Em- motaburg are candidatoa. 4-4-4- It ia rumored that Gov. Shaw will not sign a liquor manufacturing bill if It ia passed. Gov. Shaw is correct. 4-4-4- It coata $506 a day to run tho senate, Tho house costs considerably moro. 4-4-4- Sonator Funk and a number of members of tho fish and game committees in both houses havo received letters from John G. Smith, president of tho Iowa association, asking them to kill all new game lawa. He says the laws are satisfactory as thoy are, and do not need any changes. 4-4-4- Senator Titua baa investigated the cost of electiona in Iowa and estimates that $750,000 is not too high a figure for the annual cost to state and coun- tiea, candidates, members of conventions, etc., to say nothing of the interruption of business incident to a campaign. Tho losses occasioned by the latter are atill greater. -5-4-4- Tho house took up the resolution asking congress to kill the railway pooling bill and passed it with only 16 votes against. This is substantially the Farley resolution. 4-4-4- Repreaentative Farley hasintroduced a bill cutting down passenger fares. It provides that A class roads charge 2i cents a mile, B class 2i cents, and C class 21 cents. All mileage tickets are to be 2 cents fiat. 4-4-4- Speaker Funk read the riot act to the lobbyists one day last week. He said they were interfering withbusinesaand that he would order them removed from the floor, if they did not let up. 4-4-4- The woman suffragists are likely to win in the house. It is said that the senate committee will report favorably if they do. They will then have a fighting chance in the senate. They were beaten yesterday in the house by one vote, 49 to 48, 4-4-4- Both senate and house have agreed on the details of a board of control measure. It will be about as outlined last week, Senator Healey's plan. There will be three members at $3,000 a year each, appointed by the governor, with an $1,800 secretary, and full authority oyer all the institutions but the schools. They will appoint superin- tendanta who will appoint all aubordin- atea, thus preventing the board from having undue patronage. 4-4-4- Senator Gilbertson of Forest City is one of a committee of three to arrange some new senatorial districts. He will doubtless show his appreciation of Kossuth by putting Winnebago and Kossuth together, That will suit us. WANTS WOMEM TO VOTE. voice and the power of the thousands of good women who do take an interest In Its welfare. The great majority of tnembefs in our churches are womefl, so dtily ft tnl- nority of the church membership can vote; the church la disfranchised. Our state needs the vote of the church peo* pie; it needs the women element, and the women of the state are watching the papers and hoping und praying that submit the amend- the legislators will tnont. EMILY REEVE, ELEQTBIO LIGHTS AGAIN. is Likely to Have a Business 1'ropoaltiou Soon for City Lights. O. B. Durdall waa before the city council Monday evening. He discussed with them what it would take to light Algona. He is going east soon to see what he can buy a plant for, and intends to submit a proposition when he returns. Tho plan tho council outlined waa as follows:" To cover the ground five blocks south and five blocks west of the Mooro and State street corner, seven blocks east and six blocks north. Tho talk was 100 incandescent and 20 arc lights. The arc lights would be one to a block on State street to the diagonal, and one to two blocks to the Milwaukee depot. Emily Reeve, Late of Altfona, Writes to the Des Molnes Capilal For Equal Suffrage. HAMPTON, Iowa, Feb. 12.—The first thing that I look for when I receive your paper each day is newa on the equal auffrage issue. For a number of years, every time our state assembly haa met, I have watched their action, hoping and believing that some time we would have a body of legislators together who would give a just recognition to Iowa!s women. Why ahould we who want to vote, who take an interest in the affairs of our nation, be disfranchised? Why ahoulij we who are interested in political arid social reforms be disfranchised? Why should the soldier's widow and the soldier's daughter who havo our government and our politics just as much at heart aa any man can have, be disfranchised, while tho foreigners, who cannot read English have a voice in our government? Should we be disfranchised because there are a fow ladies in New York and Des Moinos. who do not want to vote? I do not know that the sjftte needs their vote, but I 8EMI-LOOAL NEWS NOTES, The Esthorville Vlndicatot finds In its files of 20 years ago note of the Algona Library association and says: The people of Algona had long since laid the foundation for that system of self-culture and self-improvement through organized common efforts which has borne such good fruit. The high average of intelligence and of character possessed by the present generation of Algonians is well known and acknowledged. Tho town's name is known far and wide from the number of men of more than average ability which it has sent into public life. -»--»- + Tho Vindicator also notes of 20 years ago: Tho Algona papers favored giving tho McGregor land grant to the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern railway instead of to tho C., M. & St. P., and earnestly requested the people of Emmet to work to the same end. Tho Vindicator was inclined to look upon the move as selfishness on Algeria's part and adhered to its advice to favor tho C., M. & St. P. as the surest moans to tho end. It predicted that the B., C. R. & N. would be moro likely to come through Emmet county without tho land grant than with it. 4- -t- -f- For several weeks Mra. Eugene Schalf tor of Eaglo Grove, daughter of J. C. Hockart and a former Algona girl, has been a great sufferer with rheumatism, seeming to get no relief. But with the hope of overcoming the difficulty Mr. and Mra. Schaffter left on Tuesday morning for Hot Springs, Ark,, where thoy will remain a few weeks, whilo Mrs. Schaffter takes medical treatment and a serlea of tho baths to bo had at that noted health resort. -*- -»- -f- The net earnings of the Chicago & Northweatern for the year ending December 31 show an increaae of $1,185,790 over tho net earninga of the preceding year. Tho net earnings in 1897 were $12,186,018. -f- H- •*• The Livermore Gazette this week contains a letter that tells a pathetic story: To whom it may concern: On and after the publication of this notice anybody giving or buying me any liquor of any kind, I will assist to prosecute to tho full extent of the law. I am going to make another effort to cease drinking, and it ia a hard matter with my associates continually urging me to drink. Thoy will confer a favor by offering or buying me none whatever, and I warn them in advance that they will be reported. M. C. FULLER. -t- •+• -*Everybody who knows the Murray family will appreciate this item from the Armstrong Journal: We had the pleasure a few dnya ago of having a hand ahako with Mr. Wm. Murray, one o-f tho old-time settlers of the Lone Rock prairies west of Burt in Kossuth county. Mr. Murray, wo understand, is of good old Scotch Presbyterian stock, a native of the kingdom of Fife, Scotland. He is now well fixed and beginning to enjoy a little leisure. He was up to see this section of the country and especially the town of Artn- atrong, with which he expresses himself as being well pleased. We also understand Mr. Murray is a conservative and consistent republican, and somewhat enthusiastic in politics. DEATH OF A WESLEY LADY. Mrs. Peters Passes Away at (10 Years of Age—Wedding on the Docket. WESLEY, Feb. 15.—Mra. Petera died laat Friday morning of diabetes. She had been sick for a long time. The funeral took place Sunday at 11 o'clock conducted by Rev. Mason of the Congregational church, of which she was a member. The remains were interred in the Wesley cemetery. Mra. Peters came here about four years ago from Whittemore with her sons Fred and John Amesbury, who are engaged here in the hardware business, and had made her home with them until she died. She had paat her 60th mile stone and leaves many friends here to mourn her departure from this life. F. A. Talbott went to Marengo yesterday on businesa. A. S. White is moving the MoPher- son meat market to a lot side of the state bank and expects to open business soon. Miss Ellie Lehman, who has been quite sick, is on the mend and her friends have great hopes for her recovery. There is to be week. We will next week. a wedding here this give a full account ANY HOG WILL STOP when he cornea to the CONSOLIDATED FIELD FENCE. It ia the strongest fence made, having a breaking strain of four tona. All strand wirea are No, 9 and 11, thus eliminating all small wires and making a fence that will last a lifetime. J. A. Hamilton & Co. have bought a carload of this fence, thus securing it at a greatly reduced price and saving nearly one-half the freight. This ia the first carload of woven wire fencing over brought to Kossuth county, and Hamilton will make it an object for you to buy your fencing at the Hardwopd Lumber yard.—47t2 GEO. L. GALBRAITH has commenced to receive his new spring stock of worsted dress goods. CASH buys more goods than credit Go to Grove & Son's and prove it. GOOD flven'ftom, house for re,Qfc. In-

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