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IMPROVED BROODER. One Thftt H»« Given Mont S«tl«f«ctorr IB Actual ETery-D»y Farm Practice. About a year ago this paper published a diagram of a homemade brooder that in actual practice has given splendid results. The one who devised that brooder has this year changed the interior arrangement, a little, which will make its working still more reliable and effective. The cut shows the lamp below a sheet of iron thnt securely stouts off the lamp chamber from the space above. Bed the sheet iron in white lend to make it air tight. Above the sheet iron is a floor of matched stuff, and in the center is a DIAGRAM OF BROODER, five-inch drum opening into the space between the floor and the sheet iron. Around the top,of the drum are openings that let the hot air out into the brooder. Now comesthe improvement. The top of the drum formerly extended out from it spme two or three inches. It now extends out for ten inches all around the drum and from the outer edge a flannel curtain is hung, inclosing a circular space with the drum in the center. The curtain is "slashed" up every threeinches. Within thiscurtaln will be the warmest place in the brooder. It will always be warm in there. If it becomes too warm the chicks will go outside the curtain. The addition of this inclosed hover renders it practically impossible for the chickens to be chilled or overheated and makes a very excellent brooder into one that cannot well be improved. The dotted line shows where the cover can be placed for an inside brooder. If it is : to be, used, out of doors it must have a sloping cover. Put two lights of glass either in the cover or in opposite sides.—Orange Judd Farmer. CROPS FOR THE BEES. Their Cultivation !• Rapidly Decaui* lam a Neoemlty In-Many Section* of the Country. Even in Califo^nia where flowers are as abundant as 'the sands on the see- shore flower crops.are raised ostensibly for the bees. But the flowers th ere have a commercial value, or at least tb*ir seeds do, and the apiarist adds another source to his income. But in reality this is possible anywhere. The bee-keeper should also be a specialist in some other kind of farming. Fruit-growing seems to go naturally with bee-keeping, for the flowers of the fruit trees furnish abundant nectar for the bees. Then when the fruit blossoms have disappeared buckwheat can be sown in the orchard to yield more food late in the season. Clover raised in the orchard also furnishes good honey lor the insects. Where cut flowers can be sold to advantage, it pays to rais« them on a large Bcale, with the double purpose of feeding the bees, and of selling the flowers and plants. One may undertake this business on a small s«aJe by confining the work to the production of annuals and hardy perennials. Then no hot houses or greenhouses will be needed to increase the initial expense. Con- ciderable success has been attained In ihis way by women, as vtfell as by men. One might think of many other crops that would be suitable forth* bees. One man added dairying to his bee-keeping. A neighboring grass 1 pasture was sown with the seeds of wild flowers, and an upland field with clover. From the two h* raised enough milk and butter to supply the house and make several hundred dollars a year besides. He calculated that the pasture fields yielded bin^asMnueh return in tie shape of honey as in milk and butter.—Annie C. Webster, in Journal 'of Agriculture. DELICATE CHICKENS. Their Production for City Market* ,' Ha* Developed Into Quite a j Little Induitry. ' For spme ten,;years past a certain little industry has been progressing—an industry of luxury^ viz.: the production of dedicate chickens. You have certainly eaten some, for on select tables these little chickens, of the size of a pigeon, have been, seen for spme time. Each parson feas his chicken, and such a chicken! Succulent, tender, juicy flesh! The director of the school of bird culture of Gambler tells how these deli- CRte chickens are obtained, The young chicks are givem food in which milk forms the basis of the nourishment. Hence the name "milk chickens." This food is made of barley flour mixed in boiled milk. Thi» is fed exclusively Wd it produces a 4eUwte and fine flavored flesh. The milk' chicken should °e eaten when it is ftt the age of from «lx weeke to two months. At that age U i»'heayy, plump, and should v^eigh, at six weeks, four-fifths of « pound, The little chicken of th* farmyard and fields, which picks up, its food behind J t* mother, )« without tasie compared Wl% the "mi}k chicken." The flesh o* the latter m»y be served to conva- nte a«4 invalid* when ao other i«penni|«ibte,-|}wiJy 8. Wind**.; MOINBH: ALGONA, IOy7A, WEI WHEEL OSCatAtiOK. It Haft Not Shown That 6*<.in at *Ar Best. There was a time, long ago, when the , judged of the qualities T Of and not so average dealer « * had been revolved ****' Aoor - M the ' ast Bicycle show report, a whee l paper, this fallacy w£ taken advantage of b'y «ie.hrewdial«J men of several manufacturers who. re*. t he effect th , g balanc . on some of their customers, adjusted the wheels shown by them accordinc-lv *ow, as a nmtler of faot this balancing nothing at all to do with the run* qualities of the wheel. It mean* mg, It is the ww a wheel nw) when under a load that shows itsquali, ties, and experienced dealers and rider* hare long- appreciated this fact. Last summer there was a coasting contest, near New York, and among the con^ testants were two men of exactly the same weight. One rode a wheel which would oscillate for four minute* when it was free of the floor, and the oth« bicycle, no matter how hard it was sprung, would come to a standstdllin half that time. In the contest the latter virtually ran away from it® opponent. A perfectly adjustted wheel with out a tire or valve hole does not oscillate at all. Place a tire, on the same wheel and it will swing backward and forward for some time. The gyroscope top, which is so perfectly balanced that it will spin at any angle, does not oscillate after it has expended it&force. If n small shot be soldered on the edge of the rim of the same top it will swing until that part of the top is at the bottom. but at the. same time will notspin !oug. Paste graphite, as a lubricant for chain or chainless gear may affect the oscillating power o.f a wheel, but when you are on the wheel it will runaway from anything else. IF YOU WANT A DRINK. One Munt Auk for "Sherry" IB the Congrentitoiial Re»t»urant In- Hteud of Whisky. If you are a stranger and happen to be in the capitol when the appetite for red liquor strikes you, itis necessary to give the bartender in the public restaurant the password before your thirst can be quenched. If you ask him for liquor he will say he has none. But if you tell him you want sherry he will hand over the liquor bottle, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Sherry" is the password, and is known to everyone who has occasion to visit the house bar. Beer in bottles' is dispensed to the thirsty on both sides of the capitol, but on the senate side it is not possible to get' "sherry." The result is that the house bar does a handsome business. The government furnishes everything in the senate restaurant save the eatables, the silverware and linen. Ice, coal, fuel and illuminating gas are paid for out of the government funds. For the bouse restaurant, however, the lessee buys ice and fuel. The charges in the senate restaurant are nothing short of exorbitant, while more moderate prices prevail in the house. The more select crowd of representatives, however, usually adjourn to the senate restaurant at lunch hour, preferring to pay a llttte more for the privilege of being in the company of the grave and reverend senators. SUNRISE FROM PIKE'S PEAK. Remarkable Negative Secured from the "Hoof of the Continent" by an Amateur. The picture of a sunrise from the top of Pike's Peak, or, as it ba* been called, "the roof of the continent," which is reproduced in the half-tone supplement, is regarded by photographer® as one of the most remarkable negatives ever secured. Mr. P. P. Stevens, who is not only one of the most enithusdastic but one of the most successful amateurs in the country,, saye the Chicago Tribune, is a resident of Colorado Springs, at the base of Pike's Peak. For majiy years photographers, both professionail and amateur, have tried to catch a sunrise in their cameras from the top of the grim "sentinel of the Eockiesi." Mr. Stevens.spent many nights on the peak at an elevation of over 14,000 feet during several successive years, only to meet with failure. Last year, however, he took a bundle of blanket® with him and determined to camp there until the conditions' were such that he could imprison the marvelous scene in hi« camera box. At the end of two weeks he succceeded. Mr. Stevens has received lettersi of congratulation from ecienrtlsitsi and socie^iee all over the world. The cloud effect beneath the peak is one of the most remarkable features of the picture. Soldier* Mn»t p* Swl»!n*r». In the Dutch army a man must be able to swim as well as to flght. Moreover, if he is in the cavalry he must have a horse which will take a river as easily as a hunter takes a fence. Swimming maneuvers are part of the regular drill there. Collapsible canvus boats, manned by a few oarsmen, lead the horses so that they do not attempt to land on stone quays and other difficult points. The men swim across with their horEeB,,ftnd pn them- They do It in swimming costume and in all the ac-r coutrements of war. There are few nautical emergencies for which the Putch army is npt prepared. Some of the officers have sven reached a de- wee -of proficiency that not only their horns »»d kit cross the river with Sm, but their pet dog* Bit upon the* shoulders and »** borne over, almost without wetting- Picture*. In many European galleries the pic- e* We duted by rnwn* of «» ture* e 20, 189k SOCIAL CENSOR, of Afttlteaat* «d* £***» *nt*tlon at Court .Ol<N»If> Bsamiaed. Th* necessity for censorship 0*«r-th« •ocial er*d«n,tiala 6f applicant* for presentation, at Queen, Victoria's court IB apparent when tie 1 adr i* heavy wltt moralizing over Hooleyism, say* «n eastern exchange. Lord Charle* Bores- ford startled a London audience a'year ago by declaring that money could buy it® way into tie highest places in England, He merely anticipated the records of the bankruptcy court*. Mr. Hooley did not succeed in establishing company promoting on, a permanent social basis. The bottom* fell out of his* enterprises before he had perfected hi® system of baitng small investors with the name* of earl* and the leaders of smart society. He was imposed tip 1 on by a swarm of speculators, solicitor* and middlemen, and he w&s> a bankrupt before he could regulate th« perquisites of direotoi* in accordance with fixed principles of social precedence and? introduce a tariff with maximum aid minimum fees for introductions to people of quality. The bubble was pricked before the full purchasing power of the stock promoter'* money wn» brought to bear upon smart society. Yet this traffic carried Mr, Hooley a long way Into the social world. It produced for him the: acquaintance o.f many people of distinction: it enabled him to enter the Carlton club, and. to stake out a claim for a seat In parliament, and it put him in direct negotiations with the political managers for the purchase of a baronetcy for about $250.000 in hard cash, THE TRANS-ANDINE RAILROAD It !• Not ,Y«t Completed, Th«ug;h Shovrn Without a Break on Some German Btapn. Some recent works of reference speak of the trans-South American railroad from Buenos Ayres to Valparaiso as though it were now in full operation; and on at least three German maps of 1898, supposed to be authoritative, the road is shown without a break, say» the New York Sun. The fact is, however, that this important addition to the railroad facilities of South America is not yet completed and is not likely to be for some years to come. According to Mr. E. A. Pitz Gerald, the explorer of Mount Aconcagua, the road has been advanced on the Chilian side of the Andes up to the mountains and some way into them on the Argentine side, but in March last there were still 44 miles of the mopt difficult part of the road to build and further progress will necessarily be very slow. At that time the road had been completed up to Punta de las Vacas, in the mountains on the Argentine side, and to Salto del Soldado on the Chilian side. The part yet to be built includes a tunnel under the Cumbre pass, the summit of which is> 12,705 feet above the sea. The road through the mountains is 3 Ir3 foot gauge, with rack and; pinion for the steeper grades. Even greater diffl- cultles are involved than had to be overcome in building the lines into the Peruvian mountains. WALES LOSES A FRIEND. By the Recent Death of Chrlntopber Sylcea, Who Was Noted foor III* Dinner*. Christopher Sykes, the bosom friend of the prince of Wales and all the royal family, died the other evening in Che?- terfleld street, Mayfair, says the London Mail. Last August Mr. Sykes bad a paralytic stroke, from which he had recovered; but the other morning he was seized by a fit, and, never recovering consciousness, passed away peacefully. "Christopher," as his friends loved to call him, was the younger son of Sir Tat ton Sykes, the fourth baronet, and a brother of Sir Tatton, whose eccentricities and matrimonial troubles are well known. He was a big, loosely-built man, a typical Yorkshlreman in length of bone, hard-headednesa and grim humor. He was formerly conservative member for the Buckrose division of Yorkshire, and was the owner of Brant- inghamthorpe, in the same county. Mr. Sykes was a noted bon vlveur, and Is said to be the original of the "Mr. Brancepeth" of Disraeli's novel "Lor thuir," the grave young man who only did one thing we'll, which was the giving 1 of dinners. The prince and princess of Wales were most fond of Christopher Sykes, and will feel his death keenly. But he was w»ll known throughout, society, and wherever he went he was exceedingly popular. He was in bis sixty* eighth year. On« Soldier'* Dea.tfc. A simple story, yet a most touching one, is in the Chicago Times-Herald'e description of the last hours of Privatp Ben Jones, of the First Illinois: He had lain in a stupor all day, Fever had depleted his reserve force. Toward evening he opened his eyes andi said to Nurse Mary; "You gay something." "What?" she asked. He drew his breath and answered: "You say: 'The Lord is—'" He was t$Q-lar.gone to speak it all; but she underfttpfid. She, bent, oyerJiim and repeated; ,'|ThQughi J wajk through, }he yalley,qf tjh$ *bftdow of d«atfc j will—" "Xffi,'? Private Jones Interrupted, "th« -vajjey Qf tifee, Bihadow." He Burned ; his face from her and fell asleep forever. gtfttve* to %v««» Victoria, One of the statues of Queen Victoria was executed by Edgar Boehm v asculp- tpr of Hungarian origin. The monument stands at Windisor. There are also monuments of the queen at Liverpool, Glasgow, Aberdeen ft»d r Edinburg, ano) at Bpmbay and sow* o|1^t PRttf feCf It6 A »* Ma»afc-l»» tfid«r felifi One morning MX Misery hill I witnessed a sample of Capt. Capron 's methods with his men, says & writer in the New York Sun. It is & time-honored custom in the regular army to give a rookie, or new recruit, much more than his fair share of fatigue duty. The regulations protect each man, but it takes the recruit some time to learn. his rights. On the morning, in question Capron's men had received orders to build their intrenchmenta higher. A corporal had put a lone private at work carrying gunnysacks of sand and piling them along the battery trenches. The poor fellow staggered back and forth with th6 heavy bags, fairly drip-. ping with perspiration. The other men of the battery wer* s&attered about in the shade of the trees, taking their ease. Capt. Capton emerged from his tent, and with a grim smile surveyed the scene. Then he shouted: "You, sirl Come here, sir. 1 .' The rookie marched up, sack on back. Ashe said himself, "he was. scared stiff." Capron looked him over sternly: "Drop that sack, sir." The recruit dropped It as if it had been red hot. "Stand at attention, air." The order was obeyed with evident apprehension as to what was coming next. "Don't you know your rights, sir? Because you are a willing* horse they are working you to death, One man, sir, doesn't do all the work of a battery. The first sergeant will instruct you, That will do, sirl" By the time Capron had completed his reprimand and reentered his tent a dozen privates had carried a sack each to the trenches and the rookie'* morning task had been completed in about three minutes. r • BIRDS SEEN IN GREENLAND. A Member of the Pemrr Bxpetfttlop* Tell* of Carton* Feathered Biped*. At a meeting of tie Linnaean society held recently in the library of the American museum of natural history a paper was read by J. D. Figgina, entitled "Notes on, Birda Observed in Greenland with the Polar Expedition* of 1896-7." Mr. Figgins, who is an a»- sistanrt taxidermist in the museum, accompanied Lieut. Peary on his expe- d 1 1 ious and made exhaustive notes upon the bird life observed. H« began his paper by explaining that the majority of the birds of Greenland were water fowl. Aside from the gyrfalcon and the raven, he collected but three varieties of (and birds — the snow buntipg, and two closely allied species. Many of the water bird 0 were very bold, and would approach within gunshot if some bright object was waved in the air. Numbers flew about the ship, seemingly inspired with curiosity. Larg« quantities of these creatures are eaten by .the Eskimos, and countless bones are scattered about the villages. Some of th« gnll« take their young- to the water a» soon as they leave the egg. Numbers oi these youngster* were seem, apparently ait perfect ease while a heavy sea was running. Mr. Figgins deeorijbed the puffin, which she da its bill' at regular intervals, having a different bill for every season, of the year. IRISH .SUPERSTITION. Vh* TimorfMM Younv MtLrqmU of Wa- terfOTd WOB't Live In UU Fine Uoiue. Like all true eon* of Erin, the young marquis otf Watertord, head of the great Irish house of Beyestford, IB disposed to be superstitious. He gave a rather amusing illustration of this peculiarity the other .day on. the occasion of the birth: of hia BOOL and heir, says Mainly About People. He own® a fine house in Oavemdlsdu square, which, unfortunately, beers the number of "13," and so alarmed was he lest this unlucky number should cast a blighting influence on. the so-called happy event that he actually leased' for a couple. «f mon-Qw another p furnWhed house in, the earn* equare where the birth took place. Young Lord Waterford, who ifl a nephew of Admiral Loud Cbarie* Bereaford, married, a year ago the pretty daughter of the marquise of Landsdown*. now ,Jj!ecret»ry of state for war. . Curraghmore, County Waterfoxd, his country seat, 1* a. most picturesque place, and is haunted by a f funous and most authentic, The latter is said to have made its Ja«t appearance on the eve of tto* suicide of the late marquis, who ww prompted by tfce intense suffering resulting from an accident in the hunting field to take his pwn life, The, V«d C»r«. A French medical paper recommends, as the best care for nervousness, remaining im bed a few weeks. li reports cases oat what seemed incipient insanity cured by this simple method.. It recommends a partial return to the custom prevalent in the idme of Louis XIV., when the bed was used, not only for sleeping, but as a pleasant place tp remain while reading;, eating, receiving friends, listening, to wu,sic, etc. The king Wmsel* did »o( rise till alter (Winner, at one p. m. Oh«*t« Sold. A melancholy memory of the was recently put up for auction by the government official* ?n Paris, no lee* th,a r n the cases, ini wbJeb the huge ,waf indemnity paid by France to Qeyman^ was transported! -apjpss t£e frontier, The cheats in vyhich. the |amQj^s ''ojng jnJUJflrds" were ,Jveld , w* r e sold fojf,£9 'fpancg! Evidently a lp*t for the antiquary. NSURANGE. Al»o Land, Loan and Collection BtWlnew. Office over Algona State Bank. United Stews Life of New York. GEO. M. BAILEY. DAILY TO CALIFO Through first-class and tourist, sleeping, cars to points in California and Oregon eVery day in the year, £. Every GSirp.e .ora. tlxe Spad. Only route by which you can leave home any day in the week and travel in tourist cars on fast trains all the way. For destriptive pamphlets and full information inquire of nearest agent. Chicago & Northwestern Railway. W.Ueed (Successor to John Cronin) handles the best to be had in ihe way of up- to-date, fine besides everything that can be desired In plain and ornamental Picture Frames, Mouldings and goods that are required for beautifying and ornamenting the home. A specialty made of Itertallng and with prices always at the satisfactory pplnt. W. H. REED., Sure Remedy for Hog Cholera. READ THIS TESTIMONIAL. Mason City, Iowa, Nov. 11, 1898.—Mr. J. L. Sutton, AlKona. Iowa—Dear Sir: Enclosed please find draft tor 85 to pay for the two cans of Butt's Hoe Cholera Preventer you left me on trial, and to pay for two more. It seemed to help my hpgs wonderfully. Ship as aoon as you can, and oblige, I. J. KINO, Mason City, Iowa. Boone, Iowa, Oct. 27, 1899.—J. L. Sutton, Algona, Iowa.—Dear Sir: Please find enclosed 81.S& to pay for on? can of your hog cholera preventor. My neighbor has tried ft and he fjlOTDUbut. my UVI&HUVI uaro VIADU iu «uw «^w says it did his hogs gpod. He also says you guarantee it; if It don't do eoodyou .refund the money. Yours, > good you refund HENRY GATEZ. Manufactured and guaranteed by ALGONA, IOWA. ype fritor We have them'-the best we can buy. Prices no higher than you pay elsewhere. Give prompt at- tentipn tp PHOFSBSIONAL. •+*r+*r^fi~*s*^*^++s*t^^^+*r**t^i^*f^r**, CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT ,L4,W. Office over First Natlpnal bank, Algona, la. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT Collection agent. Boston block. DANSON & BUTLER, LA W. LOANS. L4ND. Collections a specialty. Office over Galbraith's. , SULLIVAN & McMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office In Hoxle-FerKuaon bl jok. E. , V. SWETTINO, ATTONEY AT LA W, AlgonH, Iowa. Telephone No. 20. J. O. RAYMOND. B.C. RAYMOND Raymond <& Raymond, ATTORNEYS AT, LAW, Office over Durdall's store, .Algqna, Iowa. FREDERICK M. CURTISS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over Kpssutb. County State Bank, Algona-, Iowa.' P. F.. REED, ;;.; ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office: South rooms over Durdall's store, Algona, Iowa. I. p. ffarrfngtpfl, , . J. L, Dickinson : HARRJ,NOTON & PICldNSOl^ '«• • ATTORNS YS AT LA W; Ofttce over Geo 0. Call's. •'. • i, • F. L. TRI.BOK, M. D., . Hpmeopothlc. , PHYSICIAN.AND, SlfRQEON. Ofilce in the'Boston Block; residence on north Thorington street. Hi C. MoCOY, M. D., PffYSIOlAN AND SURGfEON. Office at residence, McGregor stroei. PHYSICIAN AND SURCEQN, Algona, Iowa. . M. J. KENEFICK, PffYSIOlAN AND SUR&EON, Offlce.and residence over Taylor's. .PR. MARQARBT E. COLES, Homeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Office and residence in Boston Block, ALGOJ^A, IOWA, A, L. RI8T< D. D. 8. Loct4 anaesthetic foi deadening pain in glims wnen extracting teeth. Hi C. DEVEREAUX, P. P. S,, DENTIST, Cave of .children's .teeth a specialty. Grown aud bridge work. Palu\ess px(raction. Office: BoxieblocteTAlgona. 1 " ^ Holiday Goods. OTTOluMAN . -Pr.ums and a ipeejalty. In the grange Store stand, soMth ,o.f coMrt B0 §urMnd look him up, W4T&S QM NO.PAY,

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