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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 6, 1899
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_ tJPPEfr figs MOIKffS;ALGONA.TOWA, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6. 1899. ME GBEEN DIAMOND NEWS AND GOSSIP OF THE NA- trONAL GAME. ftlg WMtern Sttirs— Somfc Wh« A*B Bound 46 Shift Cr6p ot Toting Men RteUdy motion — A New for Pro find Management. Louisville's luck In developing star i>layers should have made the team a factor in the pennant race, but mis- .anagement has more than offset the favors of fortune. Leach, whose show- Ing at short was so unsatisfactory that he was sent to the farm, had to be recalled on account of accidents to other players. Now his third base playing has attracted the attention and admiration of critics and experts. He is Such a success that Hans Wagner has been relegated to the outfield. According to reports Boston and Brooklyn are after him, the former offering $2,000 in cash, and the latter, Casey and |1,500 for him. Rube Waddell, the best pitcher in the Western league, was not good enough for Louisville In Manager Clarke's opinion, and the great southpaw, for whom many National league clubs are bidding, was loaned to the Columbus club. From a source deemed reliable It is learned that the Brooklyn club has made a deal for him, but as President Loftus refuses to part with him before the close of the sea- Bon, the Louisville club can't deliver the goods. The friends of Fred Clarke claim that it is unfair to hold him responsible for the managerial mistakes that have handicapped the Colonels on the ground that President Dreyfus interferes with and hampers him. However true this may be, it is certain that Clarke's career as a player is far more creditable to him than his record as a manager. The Louisville club was without a head in 1898 until Catcher Kittridge joined it, and the Colonels did not begin to climb this season until Zimmer was secured. The release of Kittridge is due, it is said, to jealousy. That clever little catcher was not con- ! tent to let another get all the credit { and the more substantial appreciation, i People have told me that such a. prac- f\ i tlb V A \tt\ DntrT ttltitr Ice warms men tip and that after it UAUtl AND POULTRY tice they start the first inning feeling as if they had played three or four and were warmed up, thus being steadied down. Maybe it's so, but there are other things to be considered. You have heard that Hugh Jennings, the greatest of them all, has lost his arm? it is true. Well, that fast, crazy practice which you advocate lost it for hiin. That is gospel truth. Why, half of the injuries players sustain are received in practice. Thrice within the last two weeks Dick Cobley has been hit in the mouth in practice and badly hurt. I believe in a gentle warming up for players, such as horses or athletes get before they run a race, but just enough work to loosen up and get a swing." INTERESTiNQ CHAPfERS FOR OUR RURAL READERS. How Snccessfnl Farmer! Operate Department of the Farm—A Pew Hint* kg to the Care of« Stock and Poultry. George Magoon Traded. George H. Magoon, the brilliant shortstop traded recently by the Baltimore club to the Chicago club for Eugene DeMontreville, was born on March 27, 1876, at St. Albans, Me. He learned to play ball at East Rochester, N. H. His professional debut was made in 1895 with the Portland, Me., club of the New England league, and he remained with that club the following season. He signed with the Brockton club of the same league in 1897, and was a member of that team until Aug. 22, 1898, when he was purchased by the Brooklyn club and assigned to shortstop. Prior to his joining the Brook- yn club he had been a third baseman. Milk Dilation Separators. Newspaper Bulletin No. 77, Indiana Experiment Station: Within the past few months there has been introduced to the farmers of Indiana what is termed a dilution cream separator. Big Western Sturs. The fact that Ted Sullivan, the ex- manager, is touring the Western league in search of young players for National league clubs, has started the managers of the various clubs in the league talking about the players who are really fast enough for the major league. There are not a great many youngsters ready for the draft yet, although the total number at the end of the season will be found to reach about twelve or fifteen. The season is over half past, and an excellent opportunity lias been had to judge the different players. The best pitchers are Waddell, Frisk, Cronin and Rettger. Waddell has pitched great ball for Columbus, but he does not field his position any too fine. He , t ls erratic at times, but if handled right SHORTSTOP MAGOON. Magoon was a bone of contention last spring between Managers Hanlon and MGraw. The former insisted on his remaining with Brooklyn, and the latter, realizing Magoon's ability, demanded his transfer to Baltimore. McGraw was successful, and Hanlon has often regretted that he consented. This Is not a separator as commonly understood by dairymen, where cream is separated from milk by centrifugal force, but is a specially constructed can, usually of large size, in which cream separates from milk by rising to the surface, by the common gravity process. The principle of creaming in this can, however, differs from that usually performed in the dairy, through the mixing of water with the milk to assist the cream to rise. These specially made cans have certain peculiarities of construction and are advertised by the makers as "cream separators." The cans of different manufacturers differ In form and style, but the principal feature with all is to fill the can partly full of new warm milk and then at once' add a large quantity of cold water. This of course dilutes the milk, perhaps 100 per cent. In this diluted condition, the claim of the manufacturers is, that the cream wil rise more completely and rapidly than If not diluted; that in 20 to 30 minutes it will all rest on the surface of the skimmed milk, which may be drawn off from below. In 1893 the Indiana Experiment Station for two weeks carried on an experiment on the influence of dilution of milk on efficiency of creaming. The results of this work, as published in bulletin 44 of the station, were that a greater loss of fat occurs in skim milk when dilution is practiced than with undiluted milk, that the loss la greater with cold than with warm water, and that by diluting the milk a poorer quality of skim milk for feeding is thereby produced. These results were in accordance with conclusions arrived at through similar experiments at the Vermont,, Cornell, Illinois and Ontario college stations. The process of dilution was not to be recommended as a general practice. These so-called separators are pat- Feed up thft poultry for moulting time. A well-fed flock will sometimes molt so easily that the process will be hardly noticed, and will even continue to drop a few eggs every day. It is often easy to get meat from the slaughter houses. When pigs or hogs are killed there are waste portions that may be cooked and kept for a few days. This will greatly stimulate the production of new feathers and will cor» respondingly relieve the strain on the system. * * * We notice in a poultry paper the expression of the editor, "Never, never, never, feed soft messes of any kind." To us this appears a rather queer suggestion. It is queer in the light of modern experience, which seems to have demonstrated that the soft mess is a great boon to the poultry, especially if they have been for months confined to a grain ration. Many of our most successful poultrymen feed soft food once a day the year round, and find It of great advantage. The writer of this always had trouble with indigestion in his fowls before he adopted the plan of giving the fowls a breakfast of cooked or scalded ground food. Since that time, a period of five years, no indigestion has appeared, and he attributes that fact entirely to the fact that the whole-grain ration was in part supplanted by a food that required less work by the digestive organs of fowls. The King Bird and the Poultryman. Don't allow the small boy with the squirrel rifle to go into your groves and practice his marksmanship on the Sing birds, says Wallace's Farmer. The question is often asked what ia he best method of destroying the hawks which prove such a hlndranc« o the poultry raiser. The success which you meet With in destroying the hawks will be nothing to brag about, t matters not what plan you may adopt to that end. The hawk is an sxceedlngly wary bird, and you will ipend many weary hours trying to trap him, without success. But you can enter into an alliance with the King ilrds, and when the hawk comes stroll- ng your way in search of a dinner hey will furnish him so much, enter- ainment that he will forget what he ame for. He will soon learn where a iair of these audacious little fighters ,re on guard, and will avoid the local- ty in his flights. The King bird kills ome bees, and for that reason every- ody so minded think they have a license to slay them without mercy; Still a Good Ball Town. The St. Louis club has paid every club in the league except Chicago and Boston more money than it has received from it. That Sunday crowd of 25,000 at Chicago accounts for the balance being against St. Louis, and the small difference in Boston's favor is should make a valuable man in the big due to the unfavorable weather on the league. Frisk is one of the most prom- Champions' first trip and the undesira- iiaing players in the country, being a ble days—Monday, Tuesday and .splendid pitcher and also a star flel->.r Wednesday. St. Louis' superiority to And batter. George Rettger has been in the big league before, but for all that he is one of the 'best twirlers in the west today. His work against the strong Western league teams has been phenomenal at times. Cronin belongs to Pittsburg and will be returned in the fall. "Kid" Kellum, of the Indianapo- lic club, is fast, but not quite ripe for league company. The League clubs had better watch the work of third baseman Andrews, of the Minneapolis club, and third baseman Geier, of St. Paul. Andrews is the more valuable man of the two, for the reason that he is an aggressive player, and one who uses his brains. Both are hard hitters. Dillon, the first baseman of the Buffalo club, is also worth watching.' Waldron, right fielder of the Milwaukee club; "Lefty" Davis, of Minneapolis, and Barrett, of Detroit, are the most THIRD BASEMAN ANDREWS, promising fielders in the league. Waldron has a batting average of .340 and his fielding percentage for the entire season is 1,000. As a base runner he is near the top of the list. Barrett is very fast, too, and Davis is close up, Nance of Minneapolis is a' good man, but not of the kind to improve. There are only two catchers in the Western League ready for advancement. These are Sullivan of the Columbus team and Buelow of Detroit. Kahoe belongs to "the Cincinnati club, and cannot be considered one of the men to be drafted, Sullivan is a hard sticker and good thrower, and reports are out to the effect that Loftus has already disposed &f him to the Boston club for next year. Buelow is a promising youth and ehould make bis nlark. . Too Much Practice. "Why don't you make ypur team put WP % crazy fast practice like that old B,»lt}n}pre crowd used to serve us?" * sjisejgtor to Pat Tebeau. " the wi <*»** Brooklyn as a ball town is shown by the at-home receipts from the series of the teams representing these cities. For three games at Brooklyn the St. Louis club was paid $900. The Su- perbas' share of eight games at League park—one of which was.a tie—exceeded $7,000. The owners of the local club would be glad of a chance to accept for their proportion of the gate receipts at Brooklyn for the whole season what was turned over to President Ebbetts as the earnings of his club on last Sunday. The truth seems to be that the Superbas must depend for support upon their patronage abroad. They are doing but little if any better at home than the New York club. The St. Louis club has played three games in each city so far and only received ?100 more from the Brooklyn than the New York club. With a first division team at the polo grounds, the Giants' earnings would far exceed those of their neighbors, even with the latter in the lead. Yet Freedman refuses to invest a dollar in players, while Hanlon and his associates, by a wise expenditure of money, have made a poor field profitable.—Sporting News. GREY TOULOUSE OEESE. Oriftla ot the MerJno*. The real origin of the Spanish Merinos Is lout in the dim past. For more than 2,000 years the Spanish shepherds have been raising this kind of sheep, and without doubt have, in the lapse of centuries, greatly modified them, as the imaginary 'standard of each century might seem to demand. Certain it is that the Spanish succeeded in producing a fine type of wool-producing sheep. So much was this the case that the fame of these sheep spread all over the world and led other nations to desire to Introduce them into their own pastures. About 1765 about 300 of these sheep were introduced into Saxony. There, under royal protection, they were cared for and developed along the lines of flne-wooled sheep. Since that time these Saxon Merinos have undergone considerable change, so much so that now they produce a fleece finer than did the original importations, and the sheep themselves have been rendered too tender to do well in the colder portions of the United States. In 1786 abou£ 300 Merinos were imported into France from Spain. There, too, they received royal protection and good care, and their original characteristics were soon changed. They are the originals of what are now called the French Merinos. The importation of Spanish Merinos into the United States began in the early part of the present century. During the first twelve years more than 20,000 of them were brought into this country and distributed mostly throughout the New England states, but also to some extent among the more 'southerly seaboard states. Concerning them F. D. Coburn says: "A large proportion of the Merino flocks of the United States, descendants from the importations from Spain, were subsequently Inbred with the Saxon and French varieties, until many of the characteristics of these were engrafted upon the American flocks. Through the exceptions to this rule, however, a sufficient number of flocks have been found tracing with reasonable proof of purity direct to their Spanish ancestry to warrant the claim that the present highest type of American Merino is the direct descendant, without admixture of other blood, of animals Included in some of the several importations from Spain before the year 1812. The French Merinos have perhaps a larger carcass than the average American, and the French breeders were the first to produce a Merino combing wool. The Saxon Merinos have been but sparingly Introduced into this country, the course of breeding In Saxony (fineness of fleece being the one object sought) having rendered them too tender for our methods of sheep husbandry." Connoting. Condemned Man (to hia lawyer)--, It's a long sentence, sir, to be sent to prison for life. Lawyer (inclined to a more hopeful view)— Yes, it does seem long, but perhaps yon won't live a great while. for Nervousness. Scientists claim music has power to (Soothe the nerves. But the quickest way to cure nervousness is to strengthen the nervous system. We know of nothing which will accomplish this quicker than Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. Do not take a substitute. See that a private revenue stamp covers the neck of the bottle. •Before lie moves every man ought to make up his mind to fall from grace. "He Laughs Best Who Laughs Last." A hearty laugh indicates A degree of good health obtainable through pure blood. cAs but one person in ten has pure blood, the other nine should purify the blood 'with Hood's Sarsaparilta. Then they can laugh first, last and all the time, for Manly Miles: These are the two "quently weighing, when 4 or 5 weeks largest geese known; they are very compact in body, dignified In carriage, quiet and gentle in disposition. When 3 years old and well fattened they will frequently weigh forty-five to fifty old, from six to eight pounds each, and at 3 months from fifteen to eighteen pounds. They require no food but pasturage, except in winter, in color the geese and gander are alike, but pounds per pair, sometimes reaching can be distinguished by the form and as high as sixty pounds per pair. They will lay from thirty to forty eggs in a "All Cubas" Cau Play Ball. Those who went to the West New York Field club grounds at Weehawken the other day expecting to see a burlesque exhibition of baseball by a team made up entirely of Cubans, were agreeably disappointed. Fifteen hundred spectators were there, and were ready to guy the visitors at every opportunity, but before the practice was over the cranks had learned to respect them. The Field club won by 8 to 5. Tim Hurst, who umpired, when asked how the Cubans, who don't speak English, understood his decisions, explained as follows: "I said for one ball, 'uno ballo'; for one strike, 'uno strlko,' but after that all bets were off. I couldn't make them understand if I had had a Spanish dictionary in one hand and a megaphone in the other. They had to get tips from a Cuban- American on the bench." voice, the gander being taller and more upright than the goose, while they season and Seldom sit. Their feathers have larger necks and a higher-keyed tjie goose. The quality of voice are valuable, of which they yield about half a pound at a picking. The goslings are more hardy than the common show a pair of gray geese of "this va- variety and grow very rapidly, fre- riety. the flesh is good. On this page we Players Cureless. "When the Cincinnati club suspended Taylor indefinitely it violated a clause of the players' contract," says Manager Selee. "One clause of the players' contract provides that lie cannot be suspended for an indefinite period. The suspension must be for a definite period and the pjayer must be informed of the length of its duration when lie is notified of his suspension. TJwt is & rule, however, like any of the other rules, which is not observed, because the players do not the proper objection, i dare say ented, and the Cornell Experiment Station at Ithaca, N. Y., has recently published a bulletin describing and illustrating eight forms of them, as described in the Patent Ofllce Gazette. Persons interested may perhaps secure a copy of this bulletin on application, The farmers and dairymen of Indiana are advised not to purchase these cans. The price as a rule is exorbitant and the practice of dilution is undesirable. But if the farmer wishes to secure the same results advertised by the makers of these cans, he may obtain them by diluting his milk in a comparatively inexpensive, round can, such as may be secured of any reputable dairy supply house, or can be made by any good tinsmith. Such a can, however, should have a faucet in the bottom, through which the skimmed milk may be drawn. In fact, if our farmers will set their milk undiluted in deep cans—say eighteen to twenty inches deep and eight in diameter—set in cold water or cold room, they will get more satisfactory returns than when set in shallow pans or crocks.—C, S. Plumb, Director. About tbe Poultry Yard, The element of beauty should not be lost sight of in the breeding of poultry* Certainly the good-looking hep is not likely to lay any more eggs than the unsightly one. Nevertheless, there is a real value in a flock uniform in color and markings, and withal beautiful. The young especially are stimulated by the beauty of the fowls to take an Interest in them. This interest may develop into something but bees constitute .but a small portion of their subsistence, and nobody ever had a colony of bees seriously weakened by the contributions which they have levied upon it. They beat everything against hawks, and if a few families of them can be induced to make their homes in the premises no other protection is needed. The poultry rais*er who sanctions the killing of the King birds on his place is depriving himself of the services of some mighty good friends. The Old Sitter.— In the meantime the good wife had procured a few eld biddies from a neighbor and set them .in old barrels. We passed by them several times each day for all the long twenty-one days. We never looked about the temperature, the moisture or the ventilation. The old biddies didn't, either. They just set there and slept. The stupid things. How do they know what the temperature is? One of them is blind in one eye and has her tail feather pulled out. Four of them had sixty eggs. When they began to "pip" the ola uiu- dies woke up and said, "Ofeirr, chirr," with an occasional cluck. Fifty-seven chicks crawled out of those sixty eggs. The old blind hen hatched every egg and has not "crowed" about it, either She did it with her little "hatcmt."— Ex. Dyspeptic Fowls.— Fowls troubled with dyspepsia can be cured generally Provide ample room for each, bird with pure water, feeding regularly a well-balanced ration, with generous exercise in obtaining food, ana this , will restore tnese, cases to Uealtb as a Preserving Prof. Ladd. of North Dakota College of Agriculture, in bulletin No. 35, gives the following directions for the use of water glass in keeping eggs. Water glass is silicate of soda or silicate of potash, the former being cheaper. It is not expensive. If wooden kegs or barrels are to be used in which to pack the eggs, they should first be thoroughly scalded with boiling water to sweeten and purify them. To each ten quarts of water, which should first be boiled and then cooled add one quart of water glass. Pacli the egg-s in the vessel and pour solution over them, covering well. Keep the eggs In a cool, dark placa A dry, cool cellar is a good place. If the eggs are kept in too warm a place the silicate Is deposited and the eggs are not properly protected. Do not wash the eggs before packing, for by so doing you Injure their keeping quality. For packing use only perfectly firesh eggs, for stale eggs will not be saved and may prove harmful to others. All packed eggs contain a little gas, and in boiling such eggs they will crack. This may be prevented by making a pin hole in the blunt enJ of the egg. To do this hold the egg in the hand, place the point of a pin against the shell of the egg at the blunt end, and give the pin a quick, sharp blow, just enough to drive the pin through the shell without further in- iury to the egg. STORYETTES. The captain of a country foot-ball tetirn finding himself unable to get to- gather a team to fulfill an engagement with a club in a town five miles away wired to that effect to the secretary of t tho opposing team. "Can't let you off," was the answer; "crowd waiting already." The captain made another effort to p-et his men together, but without success, and was- once more obliged to wire his inability to fulfill the engagement. The answer came: "If you can't come yourselves, please send your sweaters. We can pick up a team from the navvies working here on the railway, and the /people won't know the difference " Bi chord Cumberland, the playwright, was extremely jealous of his young rival, Richard Sheridan. It is relaxed that lie took his children to seeoi.eof the first performances of "The School for Scandal," and when they screamed with delight their irritable father pinched them, saying: "What are you laughing at? You should not laugh, my ,-ingels; there is nothing to laugh at," addino- in an undertone: "Keep still, you little dunces." When this was reported to Sheridan, he said: "It was ungrateful of Cumberland to be displeased with his children for laughing at my comedy, for when I went to see his tragedy I laughed from beginning to All /I I" • end!' A wise man never tells liis neighbors what his experience cost. Pleasant, Palatalilo, Potent. Easy to buy, easy to take, easy In actioii. easy In fesultS"CasoiirotsCanrtyCiiHi!M^!e,ldoaIHrorre(rii- lutor and iuteslliml tonlo. All druggists, lOo, 25o,50o. As a rule tlie iron cast rule should be east aside. rst day crmanontlyOurGu.ITofltsornervousnossivrtei s uso of Dr. Klino'a Groat ftorve Restorer, . e esor Bend for KHEE $8.00 trial bottle and t.roati Dn. R. H. KLINE. Ltd.. 931 Aruli St^VMladulDbig. The men would think all the women' angels if they didn't want feathers. ' lUra. TPinalow's Soothing 1 Syrup. For children toothing, softens the guma, reduces Inflammation, ollavs Daln, cures wind colic. 2So a bottle. Adain and Eve probably began by platonic friendship. Some people keep the Sabbath so holy that they don't work any for three days before or three days after. Dakota Chickens.—More chickens than usual have been hatched out the present spring, and we are glad to note the fact. It means lots of tender roosters on the table this fall—cheap, healthy meat—and if properly cared' for, lots of fresh eggs there, too, and many more on the counter in the store. How jit does save the pocket book to take in a good crate of eggs every tioiQ one runs in after groceries! If you never tried it, fix things so you can take one along and see.—Dakota Farmer. Plowing Under Legumes.— It is ua- doubtedly a fact that more manurial benefit is obtained on the farm in feeding leguminous crops, such as clover and cow-peas, rather than plowing them under, but the cost of hauling them both ways, to and from the barn, must be considered. When plowed under green they are already evenly "spread" over the land. This does not take into consideration the dairy question or stock feeding. That is another story. restaurant chicken all sea- The debilitating drains and discharges which weaken so many women are caused by Catarrh of the distinctly feminine organs. The sufferer ma}' call her trouble Leuchorrhoea, or Weakness, or Female Disease or some other name, but the real trouble is catarrh of the female organs and nothing else. Pe-ru-na radically and permanently cures this and ail othei forms of Catarrh. It is a positive specific for female troubles caused by catarrh of the delicate Imiug of the organs peculiar to women. It always cures if used persistently. It is prompt and certain, r v The Bite of Pigs.— It is a rather remarkable fact that the bite of the pig is more dangerous than that of any of our farm animals. Why this is so Is not easily accounted for; but the fact remains that injuries inflicted by pigs usually take a much longer time, to heal thau those inflicted uy, say, horses or dogs. However, wounds inflicted by swine are of rather rare occurrence.— Ex, STOW miny of tbem are not aware that of valye to the onef tb«t lie microbes that cause chills and fever and malaria enter the system through mucous membranes made porous by catarrh. Pe-ru-ua heals cne mucous membranes and prevents the entrance of malarial germs, thus preventing and curing these affections.

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