The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 6, 1894 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 6, 1894
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IOWA, WEDNESfcAt, JtJ»fi 6, fceS-RSeptfijSr iA Cob*. . „ oee Was introduced CJuba frdffi Spain at a vefy earlf r . fiod of Its history; and being fc Ifcad ei perpetual flow,ers, with no wintef to impede their lafcof, the? soon spread td 8,11 parts of the island, and bee-i keeping has long since become one of the established industries, says ft write? in Gleanings. There is probably no othef country of equal extent eft the globe which has furnished an equal amount of honey and beeeWaxi The latter has, for mOfe than two cen* turies, illuminated the churches of both this island and the mother country besides furnishing the supply needed f or other purposes, while the formei 1 has found a remunerative market in all civilized countries, chiefly in Germany, England, France and the United states. A Cuban beehive is very simple, isdnsisting merely of a hollow palm log, or oblong wooden box, io to 16 inches in diameter, and 6 to 6 feet in length,,open at both ends. These hives are arranged in a horizontal position, three or four feet high, supported on a framework of long bamboo poles resting on posts driven into the ground. When these hives are full of honey, the Cuban bee-keeper, after thoroughly smoking the bees, thrusts, into one end of the hive, a long sword- shaped knife and cuts the combs loose from the inside walls. He chen in» serts a long iron rod, flattened a t the end, and bent in the form of a right angle, clear in to the brood nest (which generally Occupies about fifteen inches in length of the center of the hive), cuts the combs, and pulls them out one by one. He then performs the same operation on the other end of the hive, and so continues until the whole apiary is gone over. The combs are now submitted to pressure, and the wax separated from the honey. Of course, the honey so obtained is not very pure, being- mixed with pollen, propolis, dead bjees, and the juices of larvae, all of which tends to cause fermentation. Cuban honey (than which, when pure, there is no finer in the world) has gained an unenviable reputation. Native apiaries, of from 50 to 300 or 400 hives, are frequent, and sometimes as many as 2,000 are kept in a single yard. The season for surplus honey extends from October to April, the height of the flow being from the middle of December to the .middle of February; but there is almost always a sufficiency for breeding purposes, and hence the Cuban beekeeper never resorts to feeding. He '"robs" his hives only once or twice •during the year, arid seems satisfied with an average production of 75 to 100 pounds of honey, and f our^or five {pounds of beeswax per hive. , Butter. „ - THE annual report of Secretary 'Hutchins of the Elgin Butter .ex•change shows that during 1893 30,956,'535 pounds of butter were sold by members for $8,056,4t>6, and 6,361,793 ^pounds of cheese for 8572,561. The >to- "tal production for twenty years has 'been: Butter, 213,404,101 pounds; •cheese, 130,365,445 pounds. The average price for 18.93 was: Butter, 26 ' -cents; cheese, '9 cents. In 1892, butter, 25 % 'cents;-cheese, 8% cents. The 'total cash transactions for twenty-two .years was $64,867,594.80. The average iprice for twenty-two years was: >But"ter, 28% cents;-cheese, 8% cents. The 'number of 'factories represented is '359; members, -093. There was dur- iing the year -an increase in the production Of butter; but <& de< crease of cheese, Owing to the fact 'that a number-off factory men shipped '.their milk and -cream during six 'months of 'the year, • the increase in , 'the production -Of -butter is -not so )great as it would otherwise-have been, ' During 1893, move than 778(090,000 'pounds o| milk' were produced in the ^district, which haye <not entered into 'the (production of either butter or cheese, he finds. More -than 4,500,000 1 pounds of butter and 1,500,'OQO .pounds •of-cheese had been produced 4n factories in the district, which are not pre~ on^the board,—-Fawners'; Jle- .one of Butter Market- tr&de papers pf the there has been some the desirability a direct lor butter, suck nt time would 8,000 of 10,080 f&Hes of water be sold fo* tnofe 'money than ott goods here which can be placed ttpoi thfefltt toinpafatively fresh? The feason seems to be that 6ttf people hafe not looked ifte? Ihe tequii-efnetits of the market in the shape of f aekages and methode bf pre- pairiflg the goodfi. The goods from New Zealand at-e packed in Stiuare eases holding exactly r>o pounds ot & pef hundred weigljt, *hey are made heavy* air tight and lined with parchment paper so that the butter practically is in att air tight f eceptftcle ftom the time it leaves the creamet-y until it arrives at the merchant^ store in England. The quality of the but- tei* also should deserve attention. It must be fresh, light salted and light colored to meet the trade and in this Way it goes into the market into competition with the best Danish and Normandy butter, the difference being almost entirely in the age, that is the freshness, it being elder somewhat than the Danish because of the longer time in transportation. Potrf/rBY UTILIZE WASTE.—There is always better profit from anything that is well and regularly cared for, than from what receives only occasional attention, and nothing needs regular daily care more than poultrv- Therefore, it may be urged that when time and labor are valuable as is the case with all business people, it will not pay to spend either with so small an affair as the few fowls that can be kept on an ordinary farm, in connection with other farm pursuits, but any farmer who has really succeeded in keeping a flock of hens laying well through the winter when prices of eggg are high will certainly think differently. There is also on many farms, help that is available without extra cost, that can be better utilized in the care of poultry than at any other occupation, for the work is light, not at all irksome, and needs only to be done in the right way, and at the right time, to be very successful.—Ex. KISSING GAMES.—I had supposed until lately • that • kissing or "Bussin' Bees," as some call them, had been relegated to the "Dark Ages, "but I hear that some still cling to that old, sickening custom. After all that may be said about kisses, "redolent with tobacco and liquor," have you ever thought, girls, that this promiscuous kissing may sometimes seem nauseous to those who never use those articles? Not long ago a young man was expressing himself on that subject. He was so unfortunate as to attend a party where the feminine gender largely predominated, and where kissing games were played, until, as he declared, "it made him so sick to the stomach he was erlad to get out of doors," and, he added, "the girls were the ones who introduced the games, and who acted aa if they liked ,the kissing." And the young man does not drink, use tobacco or chew gum.— Ex. SMUT.—A Dakota /armer has been trying dry lime as a remedy for smut. His plan is to spread the wheat on the barn floor five or six inches deep and sprinkle over it fresh slaked lime. A gallon or so will do several bushels and it should be turned the same as with bluestone till thoroughly mixed. This is an old remedy and where money for bluestone is scarce and fresh lime can be had it may do fairly well, though its action will not be quite so reliable as bluestone.—Ex, FABMISG AND PANICS*—Farmers, as a rule, are apt to get too much f right, ened at the signs of an approaching panic. If we would all reason more, as the business men do, that the depression can not last long, and after it has passed away times will be better than before, we would pave many anxious moments and live a happier life. Every branch of agriculture is subject to depression) but on the whole it is a good, sound apd substantial business. —Farmers' Home, IN FABMEK8,— -The, ehief difilculty in the successful growing of farm crop? is not having the wprk in their cultivation well and seasonably done. This arises partly from a want of knowledge., but wore from 1 » disini cliaatiou to dp jit properly. An educated l?rain as well as a Cultivated »uBQje is absQ^utely nece^s'ar^ to the highest suceess, ^jvea the two as, the main f aotpr aud e»periei)ice Bfdds all ejse«e»e§8aj?7 to th QOUF69 in practical . hattpi Nationalist. aanefw-oj a'f ojf'each, e»dr wbei Ottt the, jnsjd^ with g spoon, careful not to break the' skins. r £Q * $&@ IHJsSfl®! wUrtft^J*! Sl&lt fttlf w ; tbe etatsj fe,;hwipP ?BX^'»^«»4.»nQPi1 v ^ ( ^ ff '^«r il T« l »* ! !Pw,^ Tir |S|«^Wii?Mg^lft»^¥l s: iflcient tQjeQYer-them.eiisinfca niROft of given in & ceii siil just issued disclose thai the increase in the capital employed in the tnanufactuMng establishinents ol the country, and in the wages paid thife'* in, dating the decade ending in 1300, has been out of ail proportion to the increase in the iaumber of such estate lishments, though that has been siHS-* ciently marked. The number of mail* ttfacturing establishments increased from 2o3,S52 in 1880 to 355,401 in iSOfy an increase of 10:1,549 establishments* or a little ovefr 40 per cent. - The capi* tal employed, on the other handj in* creased front ISj-JOO.STS.C.OC to $«i,884,* 475,305 in 1890, an increase Of $3,734,202,699 in ten years, or over 130 per cent. During the same period the* amount of Wages paid increased from $947,953,795 to 82,282,823,205, an in* crease of $1,334,809,470, or an increase of Over 140 per cent. The cost of ma* terials increased fi-oln $8,390.8,43,649 in i860 to $5,158,868,353 in 1890, and the value of products increased during the Same period from §5,369,579,191 tO $9,370,107,024, These comparisons have to be taken With the qualification that some industries which are included in the statistics for 1890 were omitted in those for 1880, but even with this qualification the showing of progress made is a sufficiently striking one. WHY A Cxi' is SYMBOLICAL OF TV. — The right of covering the head wap in early times a mark of liberty, slaves only going bareheaded. When a slave was given his freedom, it was customary foi Ins late master to place on his head a small red cloth cap, called pileus. When this had been done, he was termed libertinus (a freedman) and his name was registered in the city tribes. In 263 B. C., Saturnius, on taking possession of the capital, hoisted a cap on the top of his spear to indicate that all slaves who joined his standard should to free. Marius used the same symbol when he incited the slaves against Sylla. When Caesar was murdered, the conspirators marched forth with a cap on a spear as a token of liberty. The Goddess of Liberty in the Aventine mount was represented as holding in her hand a cap. In France the Jacobins wore a red cap. In England a blue cap bordered in white, with the word liberty in gold, is a symbol of the constitti- tional liberty of the nation, and in our country the statue of Liberty always wears a cap. CHOLERA IN PEKSIA. -It is easy enough to understand why Persia is a hotbed for cholera. The only wonder is that it should ever be free from that plague. Here is an' extract from a recent' report of the British consul at liesht, a town of 40,000 inhabitants: "The cesspools that exist in each house are mere wells, more or less deep, which have no exit. Drinking water is obtained from wells sunk within ten to twenty yards of these cesspools. There are no sewers, and though gutters exist in some streets, they are worse than .useless, for they have no means of carrying away the accumulated water, and consequently they are of tener than not full of stagnant green liquid. The rubbish out of kitchens is thrown out in certain corners of streets and open spaces, where ifc is allowed to accumulate. Ponds have been artificially made where water out of the gutters accumulates, and when in winter it freezes this filthy, muddy water is turned into ice and collected in the icehouses for consumption the following summer." BLISTER BEETLES. — There are five species of these beetles common to Ohio and neighboring states, four of which are more or less destructive. They all breed in the ground and while m the larval stage are carnivorous, feeding to some extent on the eggs of grasshoppers, and are to this extent to be considered beneficial. It is difficult tp find a remedy against their attacks, as, while poison doubtless kills some of them' when it is thoroughly applied to the vines of potatoes being attacked by them, the effect is s'o slow and there being a continual imfl^x from outside it is well nigh impossible to thus cope with 'them to advantage. Di'iving them on to patches of straw laid down along the edges of fields and burning 1 this'ie the most effective, It ' is possible that spraying with Bordeaux mixture may be a protective -measure, i OorneW experiment station has paade espeH> § ip delaying the blossoming' ripening of fruits by *nul<3h- *e ' ground wjipfo frozen in win. The GORc.taB.iQ3i are there fa to te gft&ed fey it y plants, like, ifoe. jsteawfe§jry, saB 1 bfl . entirely ^over^l with . fejp$j0me4 a n fl ripened fruit as a^ a}),, IJ pf , bjQ§§.Q«i, This i? peft8h 4l fikep?y pf WELL-KNOWN NAMES. Will H. Hayne, the post, has a Won* derful memory. He can repeat every line that he has written. A world's fair souvenir quarter, in- closed in a silver ease, was sent to the queen regent of Spain by Mrs. Potter Palmer. One of the czar's amusements When he visits Denmark is to spend the early morning in the green meadows in search of mushrooms. Gossip about the princess of Wales has reached an acute stage to have it reported that she is hopelessly insane as the result of her grief over the death of Prince Albert Victor. Of the late Martha G. Kimball, Who first suggested Decoration day,George W. Childs once remarked: "She has done more good deeds and said more kind words than any Woman I have ever known.'' A manuscript letter written by Lord Nelson with his left hand, just three months after he had lost his right hand, was among a collection of autograph letters recently offered for sale in London. Mrs. Humphrey Ward often rewrites a page twenty times before she is satisfied with the result, and every incident is thought out as carefully as the main characteristics of the book she has in hand. The Emperor William memorial church in Berlin will be consecrated September 1, 1895. Of the two and a half to three million marks which the church is to cost two millions have already been secured. Munro Ferguson, according to a Scotch newspaper, said that after prodding Mr. Gladstone on the subject, the ex-premier said: "My dear sir, I might as well undertake to replace the first man in the Garden of Eden as to carry home rule for Scotland." Senator Mills of Texas has never been able to train himself to the 'wearing of cuffs. He tried them once when about to make a great speech in the house, but as soon as h.e began to wade into his subject he tore them off with an exclamation of disgust and threw them in the aisle. ; The late.David Dudley Field's ideas came so much more rapidly 'than lie coul'd transmit them to paper that his hand writing was decipherable only by the joint efforts of all hands in his office, who would copy it legibly, leaving- space for words or phrases they couldn't make out. Mr. Field, however, thought his chirography'as iplain as day. Elizabeth Casey, the Irish authoress,; , ; ,who gained a wide reputation under :the name of E. Owens Blaekburne, ;died lately from .burns cau^d by the upsetting of her lamp. When she was eleven years old she lost her sight, and her education was neglected until she was eighteen, when she recovered ther powers oil .vision and set to work to make up for lost time. EXCUSES TO SMILE. Weary .Waggles — Why don't you sit down? Dreary Draggles—So I won't have to get up. He—Have you ever noticed what simple tastes Mrs. AHcash has? She- Goodness, yes! I.met her husband today. Barry—I'm going to have a great joke at old Skinflint's expense in a day or so. "Tou'd better not. He won't pay it." "Remedies for toothache my boy," said Uncle Allen Sparks, "will be found to afford instant relief in every case 'but yours, Kitty—She says they're engaged, and lie says they are not. Now, what do you think of that? Tom—I think it will take a jury to decide. "You ought to be ashamed Arthur; you annoyed your aunt so much that she rt has left us." "I don't care; I only like'distant relatives anyhow." "I don't believe Buncombe's magazine, pays." Soratche.r—I know it does not,', I sent in _a poem four months agoj anrM've'never had a cent yet, JJji&band—Does that man keep up thai outlandish racket on the cornet all jBight? Wife—-Dear me, no; I ooly wish he did, but sometimes he goes to sleep and snores, &J9tress—Babetta, when I was drjv- ing^|n the park the other day i saw a nurje' allow a polipeman to kiss a ehjUl, J hope you never allow such a things Babetta^-Non, wad^me; no pol||ema» would think of Hissing ae ve» I vae Yellow «ow f tlve , te so the p»U«w gaffrnn oj g, with bile. A«4 oh! tbe iV i§qpmfprt that wte iirthe »g place produces, Twinges ip the y$e »»4 roder th?' right shoulder rtMlWi < ot IP R» ion, . itters 'will pn 8B <j to Vli A SIDE ffoffl the fim that thfe JL\ cheap bakitig powders contain alum, which causes indigestion and other serious ailments, their use is extravagant, It takes three pounds of the best of them to go as far as one pound of the Royal Baking Powder, because they are deficient in leavening gas, There is both health and economy in the use of the Royal Baking Powder. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 106 WALL ST., iNEW-YORK. CURSORY AND CURIOUS. BURCR, West Toledo, Ohio, says; * 'Ball's Catarrh Cure saved my jife," Write him for particulars, SoW by Druggists, 75p. money gets tjght the gold cure is the only efficacious remedy. • PiUs 'are a wonderful wed- 104119 fppapy bilious or nervoijs disorder, as sick headache, etc, Price, 85 ' make mistakes, of Parks' Ten"aiflWgW;p9YS>,8 ' }s a better wiil arp § bs4 - - 3Ii§l^^^^S^SgS4V" 53 .«™«B-»«m*m''W«wiww>,<, „ t ', jifaA-i j*.cv fW^ 1 SHRUBS AND FLOWERS. Venice has no streets, horses, trees or wooden hoiises. Twenty-two chemical elements have been found in meteors. In Finland and East Turkestan thunder storms are wholly unknown. The sunken garden is a unique feature of Philadelphia's Fairinount park. Single mastodon teeth sometimes weigh from seventeen to twenty pounds. The squirrel monkey has a larger brain proportionately than any other animal, not excepting- man. The Turkish laboring day is from sunrise to an hour before sunset, with an hour for prayers and dinner. Dr. Helbring, the'German physician, clai?ns to have cured twenty cases of frostbite by the use of electricity. Ray Wells, a 10-year-old Brooklyn messenger boy, raced after a runaway horse, caught up to it and saved a 3- year-old child in the \vag-on. The first private library mentioned by historians was that of'Aristotle, B. 0., 334. Strabo says it was larg-e, but does not mention the number of books. The little snow bird of the Sierras is no bigger than a wren, but he is as strong as the stormy petrel, and flits about in infinite glee when the wind is blowing fifty miles an hour. Baptists in the town of Matawan, N. J., received an anoaymous letter inclosing charges against their pastor. They tore up the letter and held a meeting at which the pastor's salary was increased. Henretta Pnrcell, a little girl, died a few days ago in a New York hospital from excessive rope-skipping-. On the day of her becoming- ill she had jumped 129 times, and, after a few minutes' breathing, 133 times without a trip. Home Seekers' Excursion Tickets Will be sold by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway on May 8th and May 29th, 1894, from Chicago to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha, Sioux City, Kansas City, and points beyond at practically one fare for the round trip. Excursion tickets will be good for return passage thirty days from date of gale, but are good for going passage only on date of sale. , . For further particulars apply ,to any Coupon Ticket Agent in the United States or Canada, or address GBO, E[. HEAFFOHD, Gen'l Pass, and Ticket Agent, Chicago. The man who votes to sustain a wrong is helping the devil, whether he knows it or not, Western American Scenery. Toe Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R'y has now ready for distribution a sixteen- page portfolio of scenes along its line, halftones, of the size of the World's Fair portfolios lately vssu,ed, They are only"-ten cents each and can be obtained without delay by remitting the amount to GBO. H. liEAFFOHD, (Jeuei'al Pass.. Agent, Chicago, The man who can smile and won't do it cheats others and robs himself, A long back border of double hollyhocks is very desirable. Plant a clump of old-fashioned lilacs in the background of the lawn. Set flower beds and a formal arrangement of the flower garden are waning in favor. In the planting of shrubs and evergreens care should be. taken to select only those that will stand our climate. Clematis jackmani, covered with a mass of purple blossoms, is very beautiful. It requires a sunny situation and a trellis. Protect with straw ia .winter. Giant double zinnias, if grown at a little distance from walks, are very satisfactory. They may be effectually used in perennial borders to hide ths brown and ragged foliage of oifcsr plants tho,t have passed out of bloom. HEALTHY CHILDREN come from healthy mothers, and mothers will certainly be healthy if they'll take Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. Nothing can equal it in building up a wo-, man's strength, in regulating and assisting all her natural functions, and in putting in perfect order! every part of the fe-' male system, "Favorite" Prescription" is indeed thai "Mothers' Friend" for it assists nature,' thereby shortening " labor." Tanfcs, Cottte County; Texas. DR. B. V. PIEKCB: Dear Sir—I took your' " Favorite Prescription " previous to confinement and never dm so well in my life. It Is •• only two weeks since my confinement and) I am able to do* my work. I feel stronger than I ever did In six weeks before. 'VM. '•;""•''? , »,i> '1 ;•* i V* nJlf /'-<«:! THE HOUSEWIFE'S 'BEST FRIEND, OS INSIDE OP EACH CAN LABEL Km Kill Find 4 > WASHING RECEIPT Wliloh !• Terj V»J««ble, f -A < i «<<ss •3 £RFF! Madame r filth • Ruppert't >K • Appreciate BLEACH rmoea ancureawJutely *U /: '^"''Sl (f eckles, yimp)e«, moth, Wfte)U;«|nl», 8»{l new, pone, kln.andt , 0 e.»4th S

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