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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 3, 1899
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DgS MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1899. CHEAP POULTRY HOUSE. A fiervlc-enble beftlgn Showing Oom- *<rrtabl« Quartern, Roont Ilonne and Scratching' Shed. No one cam give a design.' of a poultry house that will be acceptable to all for the reason that ideas differ regarding poultry houses, ae they do of dwelling houses. The kind of poultry house to be constructed depends upon the cost rat'hier how much, one Is willing 1 to invest la it. A person can, have any luxury preferred if he is Willing to pay for it. But how much room can. one get at the lowest cost? A poultry house should, have, first of all, the most room possible on. the floor, it should be ventilated without draught* of air, and it should be warm in winter and; cool in summer. The size depends upon, the number of fowls in the flock. Bear in mind that while a house may afford! a roosting place for a Jorge lot of fowls, yet the main point is to afford plenty of room for exercising in winter, auid NOTES FOR BEEKEEPERS. the eggs of worker be'es will often hatch. It is best to have honey well refined before storing it away. A young queen that haft defective twngs should be destroyed. A colony in proper condition is always proof against robbers. Bees quit breeding early and generally come through the winter weak. Fruit bloom serves to build, the bees- tip strong, but does not give much surplus. Allow no stock of any kind to run in I olT'"bidd'ies" the apiary during the winter, unless it be poultry. Frames of empty combs can best be | taken care of by keeping them in ordinary hives. There is nothing more valuable in the apiary than empty combs; they should be well cored for. When a dolony dies from any cause PULLETS AS LAYERS. OTiey Arfe Wot Vtry Fn/r from Being Twice AB Productive and Profitable n« Old Hen*. There is no doubt that pullets are much more profitable as layers than old fowls. It is often wise'to keep old hens because of their good qualities as breeding stock, when they are fine in color, shape, size, etc., but they are hardly ever profitable from the standpoint of the egg basket for market purposes, says the Homestead. It is CAME OFF HIS PERCH. Rooftter Dodged AfiKfrUeA, Bnt » Wont- nn with n Broom Brought Him Down, reliable as mothers for chicks, for the pullets are apt to be "young and thought]ess"and will have a disposition to neglect maternal duties, but as layers simply a pen of pullets is not very far from twice as productive as the same number of old hens, and on the farm where egg production is sought for no hen s-hould be kept, longer than two years untess for . - ^ •—•»» uux. i • *_j — — — v- •• -u the hive thoroughly and rinse s °™e other reason than with boiling water. Never move a comb hastily or hold tion. Another point e 8S production in connection should also be a new comb horizontally, as it will prob- borne in mind, and that is that onlv fl.lll V Ivrnri 1r n r»/I -frill I \Vltiton vt-nn/t-,-* „-* i ,.,, . . « ' ably break and fall. Pure granulated sugar is in every respect as good as the best quality of honey for feeding bees. _ .__, t , luul . Make a nice entrance to each hive by J , ' bu . t J ' ust uow 1>( is the winter e°-g iT*fin/l!<H.M ».— 1 j • * . . _ I T-ll il T» I1T1 Tl ITC n »•*>!**_ ...I *i _ j i O O winter production pays. The time may come, as it appears to be coming in dairying, when the price for winter and summer will be more nearly equal- ly.ffl. llllt -Jjir.4 ,,„,., tj _•_ ,i . . , «int brings a price, while the summer docs n °t- repay the cost of produc- lie. PRACTICAL POULTRY HOUSE. I . - ~ ' ~ »J_***.*-.M.l^,»i3 OV/11113 another point is that fowls will remain three or fonr days prior to presenting outside exposed to the storms before I the new <J u een to it.—St. Louis Eepub- they will seek refuge in a dark house. '" They love the light and! they are partial to the open air if they cam have a "windbreak." With these facts impressed 1 upon the reader, we give a design (not the "best " as there can. be no best), which shows spreading sawdust in front up to the level of the bottom boards. Mice often destroy colonies of bees I' 1 ,""' . 6Ven thou g" h < h e cost of besides eating large quantities of honey l°!V n summer be slna ll. Observance If once they get into a hive. ° f , cse two Points—pullets as layers Two things must go together in I ^ m ^( ? tte ," tion *° winter produc building up colonies for winter, namely, feeding and breeding. One without the other will not be of much avail. To introduce a queen successfully the colony should be made queenless some BEES CHANGING COLOR. To Kceii Honey Maker,, of Ally Par . pure In Almost an a roosting-house an/d scratching" shed' It B-hould be, for a flocld of 16 fowls The beginner who gets a colony of advantage. The roosts, may be placed the workers, entirely bl«ck. some of tJie bees are It isn't easy to keep je under a platform with the roost over the platform. The advantages of this house are as follows: While not elaborate, it coats but little (according to locality); tine front of the shed cant be inclosed with wire netting- in summer, and used as a cool roosting place; it in warm in winter, the shed serving- as a windbreak for the roosting portion when the wind; is in the west; the hene can work and scratch undter the shed in winter, being- reaJly in the open air and a muslin curtain (wliich, admits the light) may be suspended in, front during- stormy days. The floor of the house may be of; dirt, boards, OP cement, but the floor of the shed) may be of ddrt, covered with cut straw, leaves 01 other litter. It may be claimed that we allow but a small flock for such a house, but tie way to get eggs Is, to give plenty, of room. It is better to have a few hens that lay than to have a crowded flock that produces nothing. The design, ijs of a house that is simple, cheap, can be built by almost anyone, and in some places can be built for $2Q, but we give 'only the design, as it may be mode larger, extended, or more elaborate, ae preferred.—-American Gardening. : pure. idrone meet a drone from a colony two or three miles away. So it happens that one who has a colony of full blood Italians in a locality where black bees prevail is almost sure to find upon the change of queens that his bees are a cross between Italian and blacks, or, as they are cominiondy, called, hybrids. On the other.hand lite neighbor, who has nothing but black bees, will be surprised to find im some of his hives bees that have yellow stripes, tie d-rones from the Italian colony having met the young queens of the black colony. As already hinted, it is impossible to prevent this, the best that can be done being to continue to get iresh, pure blood by introducing from time to time a pure Italian queen. As yellow bees become more plentiful in the neighborhood, the chances of pure fertilization become greater. A. X. Aspinwall, in Beekeepers' Review, gives a plan whereby he thinks he has succeeded in getting the majority of his young- queens mated in or near his own apiary. He cut off a sixteenth' of an inch, from the wings of his young queens, and' by this means S^tSfe" to malce eie ^" ; SOME TURKEY TALK. Laid by T,vu-Yeiir-01d Hens Are the Only Satisfactory One* for Hutchlnir. Th 6 fi rs t clutch of. eggs laid by a turkey are seldom fertile, andi if by chance a few are, they invariably hatch out weakly poults and crippled ones no matter whether the e ffg& were placed under a hen or in an incubator, says Poultry Journal. The second) clutch laid do quite often hatch very well but the poults are not so strong as" the ones hatched from eggs laid by a two-year-old hen. If the - - — ^«^r j V uMjig tur- Key hens can have their entire liberty and can forage at will there will be quite a difference in the vitality of the poults. Of a naturally roaming disposition they are better contented, do better in every way, are not so liable to dltsease and the results are in every way more satisfactory if you allow them to follow this instinct of roving at will in search of a living. If the hen should select a nest in some out- otM,he-way place, don't meddle, jusit let he.r alone, and dlo not allow yourself to be unnecessarily nervous over it. Turkeys can stand a great deal of Jetting alone," and they hatch more poults and' stronger ones by snch treatment. I shouldn't ad,vise anyone to move a brood of turkeys unless it wasan old'one and accustomed' to being han- diledi by its owner. The second cause is lice; they will kill more poults and dto it quicker than any other one thing-. NEAT CHICKEN FEEDER. A Clever Llttte Homemade Device That Keens the Birds from Knn- Over the Feed. A rooster belonging to a College street man got out the other evening and flew about the yard, dexterously eluding every attempt to catch him till the owner gave it up, and left him to his fate. Next morning the rooster was perched high in a tree, apparently stiff and stark. The owner was conscience-stricken. "I ought to have gone out after dark and got him. He froze to deat.h last night and I am to blame. I have got to get a pole and knock him out of that tree. I shall be arrested for cruelty," he said to his wife. So he went out, armed with a couple of sticks of wood, says the Lewiston (Me.) Journal. These he threw at the frozen rooster for an hour without success, and a good-sized crowd of neighbors stood about, suggesting ways to get the bird down. One went and got a revolver snd shot away at it for some time, but the bird still sat there, immovable, its head canted a little, and its eyes looking bleary. "Yon infernal copper! Do you expect to knock a frozen bird out of a tree with a revolver? The bullets would go right through it, and not budge it." After half nn hour of these vain attempts the wife of one of the neighbors came out with a long-handled broom, and, waving it, said "Sh-sh-sh- sh-sh." Up flew the rooster, crowing loudly, and lit upon the ell of the house, and finally, after a victorious crow, settled down into the barn door, and ran in among the hens. TOWN THAT CURES BALDNESS. Tl«ose "Wlio Go Away nnrt Lowe Their Hair Return and Get It Hack. "If I had money," said a Norristown man, according to the PhiladelphiaKec- ord, "I'd exploit the little village of Waretown, on Barnegat bqy, Wnre- town is not wonderful on account of its excellent fishing and gunning, but, on account of its power of curing bald- LOCAL NEWS AT. Hardwood Lumber Yard. POULTRY FENCING. We were fortunate enough to buy 500 rods of M. M. S poul try fencing last fall at the extreme low prices then current" This is the best poultry fence made. We can save you money. FIELD FENCING. We propose to lead the procession in this line with AMERICAN FENCE- (Same as we sold last year) It gives universal satisfaction and has no equal for strength and durability. ROOFING. Carey's Magnesia Flexible Cemenet Roofing, fully warranted for 5 years. I he best roof for permanent buildings. Peltario Asphalt coating for metal roofs, and roofing. buildings, all materials eltario for felt WOOD. Special prices will be made on a year's supply of green wood sawed and split. ' J. A. Hamilton & Co. Saccetsw'ful IDgv An interesting experiment in egg storage was recently tried in Scotland At Leith last June 50,000 Scottish-Irish and Danish eggs were sealed up in a storage apparatus, says the Scientific American, and were opened and 1 examined four months afterward, and only a small proportion of the eggu were found unfit for- nse. In this method the eggs are kept cool and the airis allowed to have free access around each egg, which is kept in an upright position. The eggs are turned periodically, so that the yolk of the egg is constantly^embedded in albumen. This is accomplished by placing the eggs in frames, which, by the action of a lever can be inclined in different directions as needed. In this way 23,000 eggs can be turned over in a minute without any chance of breakage. Corn for Oold AVcuUhe*. Corn, which has been the staple food for winter, has found a rival in wheat; but while wheat is quoted at a very low I price, those who buy in very small to old prices. The wheat sold for uses lowest mode it more difficult for them to fly far away. Some of the queens had an eighth of nn inch taken from the wings on each, side, and these were equally a success.—Homestead. I see a great many articles on feeding young chickens, but all feed where tie chickens can run over the feed and waste and dirty it. I will give your less. Call me, if you will, a liar, but the fact remains that not a bald-iiead- ed man is to be found within five miles of Waretown, and any bald stranger vho goes there to live and just gets out bareheaded as of ten as possible, on he bay and in the black grass mead- ws, begins to thatch up right away, and in a year lias a crop that isn't a thing but smooth! When I was down last, in '05, I met a man named Henry Camburn—you know they're all Cam- burns pretty much down there. Well, Henry, though an old man, had a head of thick, soft brown hair like a boy's, and he said it was his third, crop. "Twice had he lived away from Waretown and got bald, but he came back each time, and so did his hair. I believe that the pure, strong winds, that smell of pines and the sea cause this thing, and if I had money I would get together a colony of bald-heads, take them down to Waretown, keep them out all day, and every day fishing in the summer, ducking in the winter, without any hats, and in a year I would discharge them cured. I could easily charge them $1,000 a head. Any man if he had it, would pay that. HUSTLING TIMES. People AVho Keep n Lookout After Tho«e Gone Before Are Kept Buity. A PERSEVERANCE TEST. Tue Western Union's Way of Dealing with Female Applicants for Employment. SS^Sff^ b ±S 1M l3L"^.'**v'-^-««.w«. KEEPING FOWLS WARM. Tlie Plan Illustrated In the Cut Can Often Be Used to Oanwldepw- l>le Advuiitnare. Fowls can hardly be kept too warm in winter, especially at night when not exercising-. If the heat from thein bodies can be kept confined about them they will be very comfortable indeed. NEAT CHICKEN PEEDEE. office in filing dispatches and other work requiring no great skill. Now, wages of worksers in such employments, there are always many applicants for every vacancy. In view of this fact the company has adopted an interesting method of dealing- with applications. Every girl applying is questioned as to her age, education and residence. Furthermore, her height is taken. The facts as to the applicant are then filed for future reference, and she is advised in case she is really anxious for a place to return at the end of four months should she not hear from . Few persons probably realize how much business is transacted in connection with those who have ceased to do business and have gone to their final rest. It would seem the proper thing that Nirvana should come with death, so far as Business with the dead person is concerned. But it is not so, and never has been. Yet in these modern times of competition and the evolving of schemes to make money, says the Cincinnati Enquirer, death sets in motion machinery of business that awaits the visit of the pale rider to give it impetus. I he records of the probate court are th'e source of information for the af ents of various enterprises. The solicitors of bond companies, ready to become surety for executors, administrators g-uarclians and trustees, watch those records. Employes of legal advertising mediums pour over them to get the names of attorneys, appointees of the court, and seek them to solicit the ad- PROF1SSS10NAL. "~ ~— ^^^^^~-^^^^^^^^_ CLARKE & COHENOUH, ATTORN B Ftf AT LA W. Office over Flm Nutionul bank, Algoua. I n. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LA I!'. Collection agent. Hoslon Mo DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Oflloe ovur Gulliraltli's. a house roof; then tack one piece of ing on each side, down below TM ^ Oai ' d ' ? ShOWn ln ° Ut I "* "i j i ji ^""ous is aestroyed ever feed J^^ 6 !,*..^ i0 h ° Id I »??«». «*• «« New Yo'rk Sun. Have space above this one and I To PROTECTED ROOSTS, aid in securing this, condition of the plan, shown in the cut can often be used. Place a board at the of : . S1( *e with leather hinges, to put cant, they do say that here ^ Ji' S ;^?.l^ S ,° " ttlecticks «?>«". P—verance often' h grade but the retailers seem to make the platform below the no difference *n that account. While out as far from the rear waU as wheat is an excellent food when fed board. Stretch a wire in. front roostcome umrn , n ' > cura summer and fall use, yet we believe of burlap upon the wire. A strin "and corn the best and cheapest during the U screw-eye can. be armngedso that very cold weather, as it is nearly always the curtain can be. drTwn ft-ol of better quality than the wheat sold hallway after the fowls are at t« poultrymen.-Far m and Fireside. . They" will keep very warm L luculmtor» for However resolutely a breeder may re. eplve to do without- incubators, he. can* not very well dispense with, them ii he wants toe very earlie&Miatched chieks. Anyone w ,ho hasi tried to get a ten to sit steadily'early in spring for sufficient time to ba-tcbJ out the chicks will know that it is, iroposeible, The broodiest bea after two or three days on the ne«t will probably leave the eggs and, go to laying again. Yet it is necessary tq-heve the chicks batched, early, BO that they begin laying next fall be* *° re - fike SOW! weather comes, in which cft^ most of them, Jf w ;ij f«j.and/given Farmer. may the JigM rpoiji, .will cpatinue through, tlws winter. Poat-M.ortem on Sometimes a post-mortem examination is the only thing that will reveal the cause of sickness and death in the nock, and, though unpleasant, it be necessary in order to prevent „_ spread of disease, says the American Gardening. Whatever the - family, there is almost always Who knows how to dissect a fowl If no one else has the requisite knowledge the cook e*n, always be appealed to either for tbe wprk itself or for instruction as to its details. This suggestion Is for the benefit of the occasional nov- icewho fAlls into ine*tdcable difficulty ftt tbte point * can eat on both sides and old ones can- in Agricultural Epitomist. ' Breeding for White Meat. The majority of poulrtry eaters like the white meat better than the dark and the fowl that best suits the mai jonty of purchasers has a large amount of breast meat. The best market fowls carry this white meat not only on the breast proper, but well back between the, legs. A great deal of the-market poultry fails to be thick-meated between the legs, which is a vital defect, Fowls should be selected for breeders whose legs stand well apart, with the body between them of good width and with a tendency to put on flesh there.— Farming. The the as else- succeeds, applicant person each time is an ingenious means of weeding- out those applicants that lack the perseverance which, other things being equal, is likely to make a girl more useful to the company than a girl with less of that quality. Hens und Their Keeper. It is really surprising how much better a lot of hens do if they are on good terms with the one who takes care of them. They have a way of sizing their keeper up that is astonishing, K they like him they are profitable; if they do not thereisg9 ra ethJng W rong with the keeper. It is a pretty good thing to get on speaking terms with the bens. They have a language that is easy to learn, and are reat t*Utej-» vertising- that must be done under the law. But strangest of aJl to seek that source of information is the maker or pave stones. Yes, an agent is at work in that direction, and it is related that he gets considerable business. He Alices note, of the attorney and administrator, the names of the widow or bereaved husband or children, and in due time seeks them and solicits their trade With his catalogue of his business he' shows what can- be furnished to pt'rpet- •uate the memory of the loved one who has paid the debt of nature. CINDERELLA GONGS. A New Device for Warning the Yonnjj ' Men That They Are Ex V e< to Go Home ut 10i30. The Philadelphia matron is respon-1 sible for a new fad, says tJie Philadelphia Inquirer. This is the Cinderella gong. All persons who are calling at I the house are supposed to say "Good night" when the Cinderella rings ! If a hostess is giving-a party the gong is not ,-ung until midnight, but ever,? one is expected to leave when it sounds It is not a gentle intimation; itisreallv a sweet-voiced detnand. J Many a maiden has put a very pretty gong ut the sid! of her fireplace n drawing-room or sitting-room, and when the clock points to 10:30 p m i playfully steps there and rings'it.' SULLIVAN & MoMAHO.N. ATTORN a Y8 AT L ,1 IV, Olllce In Hoxlo-Ferifuson bl jclc. E. V. SWETTING, ATT ON BY AT LA IF, Algona, lown. J.C.HAV.IOND. E.C.UAVMOND Raymond & Raymond. ATTORNEYS OfllCBover AT L A W, : Algoiin, Iowa. M. FREDERICK M. CURTISS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. lCB over Kossutli County State Uiinlt, Algona, Iowa. REED, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Omcu: South rooms over DurcUUl's st tore, L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic. PffYSrtTAN AND SURGEON c. M. MeCOY, PHYSICIAN AND °»lceatr.!.sideiioe,McGreg PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. J. KENEF1CK, PHYSICIAN AND HURQBON Olllce and residence over Taylor's, v' D R. MARGARET E. COLES Amusement. The latest news of Emperor Meuelek says the Manchester Guardian, touche his interest in surgical operations, In the hospital at Addis Abeba attached to the Hussian mission, he is continual ly watching tbe surgeons at their work Their skill often calls from him expressions of admiration. His great desire is to act the part of an assistant—for example, to hold tbe limb when an amputation is being performed. He never misses an operation. AraeiHc- Not Allowed, In Sweden yarn is not allowed to be sold If it contains .0000 per cent, of arsenic. A carpet has been condemned by the inspectors because it contained 1,000th part of a grain of arsenic in 16 square inches, of Guiuea The guinea pig'grows more quickly than any other quadruped. It is fully grown when six weeks old, and begins +~ K,, at two Cinderella gong is very new but! it had its counterpart several Tea™ ago. The charming mother of a pop ,! ' lar young woman arranged a little I clock in a wide velvet stand. The velvet and white and the black lettering showed out strong in its paraphrasu of the well- 1 — - -• Oilloo and reside,,^ iu Boston Block, ALGONA, IOWA. ~~ DENTIST. L. itisr. r>. n. ,v. caller didn't notice the letteri ng fti ai " Callle We " Slu>p-Worn Sock*. The.National Advertiser tells of an old bachelor who I am a young lady of 20 and like to correspond with a bachelor with a view to matrimony." N« m , ,,„ i address were given. The Chelir wrote ami in n f ew days got this letter- 'Mamma was married 80 years ago the merchant you bought those socks from evidently did * 0 t advertise or he would have sold them Jong ago Mam ma handed » e your letter and i?d poss Wy Imightsuityou. J»w 18 v e "JJ OlO. , * $3 O. SMITH, Committee. BUYS A STOVE EWi mm m ~ I itM

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