The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on June 27, 1894 · Page 3
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 27, 1894
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r»' ' *5 -*t ;^r. *j» v?» - ->rv^ • o ;<:;_ vgft ALtKlffi, IOWA, One naile Of watch spring weighs less than half a pound. A Sew Yofk policeman walked into headquarters and announced: "Ths re's something the matter with me.*' One glance was enough to decide that he hfed smallpox. Aluminum is now to be' used for engraving in place of stone or steel. It is claimed that, besides the advantage of lightness, an aluminum plate will furnish 8,000 impressions, against eighty to 100 from a steel one. The gutta pcrcha trea is gradually becoming extinct, and in less than 100 years there will be Very little In* dia rubber procurable, Unless some Way is devised to propagate the tree and protect it ffoin destruction. The barkentine Tropic "Bird, which lately returned td San Francisco from Tahiti, the principal of the Society islands, is said to hav ( e covered the distance of 4,200 nautical iniles in the remarkably fast time of seventeen days and twelve Hours. In 1875 congress passed a law forbidding the eng-favincf of the portraits of living men upon ppstage stamps, notes or other government securities. Previous to that time the honor had been given to several men of more or less political importance. The prevailing idea that the hot months are more fruitful of suicides than other portions of the year is not borne out by figures. In certain years during the last quarter of a century the coldest.month has been the most productive nf self-destruction. Certain Proof. "Arc you sure ho is dead?," asked the insurance agent of the widow of a deceased miser. , Certain of it." "What proof have I of itP" "There were twenty carriages at his funeral that I ordered myself." "How does that prove his death?" "Ah! sir, you didn't know him. If Tom had been the least bit alive he'd have kicked at Hie expense, sure."— New York Graphic. Not Exactly a Seminary. "What sort of an • establishment is that acrohsthe way?" "They teach drawing, music and dancing." "A young ladies' seminary?" "No; a dentist's parlor." Not Satisfactory. Domestic—How much do you pay, mnm? Mrs. Hiram Daly—I'll pay you what you are worth. * Domestic—I don't work f er no starvation wages. Good-day, mumJ The Kind of" Impression He Made. The Idiot—I don't seem to have mads a deep impression on you, Miss Smiiers. Miss t-rnilers—Indeed, you have I The Idiot—Therefore, 1 may hope? Miss Sniilers-rTherefore, you need not hope at all. "A Cup of Parks' Ten at night moves the bowels 111 the morning." Shadows bometime come to the good, but they never have to be alone in the dark. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken internally. Price, 75c. In toft Stables. i ftM always interested in articles p«b- lishedin the farmers' Review and other papers concerning cleanliness in stables where cows for milk are kept. Some articles are very suggestive and Valuable to a painstaking dairyman, while others border ott the ridiculous, as, one suggests as an objection to washing the udders that the cream Would separate in the bag, reminding me of an objection to dehorning published during the past month in a Widely circulated agricultural paper: "Just think of it! Nothing applied to the Wound to keep the cold aif from the ammars brain." There are two primary conditions necessary for cleanliness in the milk pail. The first is in reference to the milker. The difference in milkers is almost marvelous. Any dairyman will be annoyed by the foulness of milk drawn by some em- ployes, while he, under same Conditions, will have a clean pail of milk. If a cow has comfortable, fit quarters for lying down after a few brushes by the hand over the flank, bag and abdomen before the pail is introduced bhere can be no dirt that will Contaminate the,milk. The flue epithelial dust that falls from the udder may largely ae kept out of the pail by an occasional brush of the hand. The loathsome . practice of wetting the hands in the milk will not be tolerated by any cleanly person. Second, as to structure of stable. I should have made a serious mistake in the arrangement of my floor but for accidentally seeing some published measurements. Perhaps this will guide some inexperienced person in building. No man can have clean milking without a properly constructed stable. With such, milking is enjoyable as a pastime. Without it, it is a repulsive, dirty, loathsome service. I well remember in my boyhood days sitting down by a cow with tail, hindquarters, sides and bag dripping with semi-fluid filth, feeling with disgust my way to the teats and trying to get clean milk, dodging m the meantime a swipe of the tail across my face. Even recently, speaking to a farmer of the pn«fits of dairying, the answer was, question as to whether fafth of plank is preferable for poultff fcduse fldof is quite often asked, writes 1. If. Tillinghaat, in American fftfmer. Having given the subject of poultry house construction & great deal of study preparatory to the erection o; some extensive breeding houses, 1 will give the results of my investigations. The roof being the most expensive part Of any ordinary poultry building, it should be planned to cover as fntich space as possible. 1 have fouttd ft ffiost economical plan is to just set a chestnut post for each corner of the building. If on a side hill, f oral a basetnent by excavating straight into the hill so as to form a level earth floor. ffittnt toward the sun or southern exposure, and let the two front posts be ten feet high aftef being set firmly in the ground. The two back posts should be about two feet shorter. Then about three feet above the ground floor place a plank floor on 2x4 sdant» firmly nailed to the posts. This forms a basement which is to be thickly " With chaff, short straw or buckwheat hulls, and to be used for a scratching pen and runway for the fowls in storm weather. It should be tightly inclosed on all sides except front, in which should be ft glass door that can be left open or closed, according to the weather. Here the fowls will be protected from wind und storm, yet can get sunlight and fresh air, as well as plenty of esterclse by being allowed to scratch the litter over for grain, which is daily scattered in it. But they, should not be Allowed to roost here. This apartment is connected with the roosting-room above by an inclined plank, on which slats that General Put-pole la the face of all the scientific onstrations of the last twenty years, we still find some people advocating 1 the so-called "general purpose cow." Effctt some newspapers, supposed to be educators of the farmer, publish articles like the following; , are nailed, thus forming a stairway leading through a hole in the floor. By this arrangement you really double the capacity of your building under a given roof, for you have the whole size of your building for a scratching pen, and the same for a roosting room. And you have solved the floor question by jiving them both, the natural earth icing best adapted to their needs in the scratching department, and a ,ight plank floor under their roosts. You are saved the expense of an Underpinning and skunks and rats will have no chance to hide under the floor. . , •"• s"«" inaby farmers ftrfl comfaief td believe that there is a general purpose'farni cow. In spite of all that has been said to the contrary. By a general purpose cow is meant, of course, one which is good fbr butter and milk, and which Is sufficiently well bred to impress all h«i good characteristics on her progeny. She ma y, b £ of any one of the several Pu e ? d ? ) bat lfc 1S a & reftt mistake to suppose that she may be of no breed at all, for then she would not possess this last and most desirable quality. This Ideal farm cow should have a large frame, so that her male calves will be valuable beeves. She should be well pedigreed, so that the heifer calves would have a promise to become as rood milkers and butter makers as herself. She should be handled for dairy purposes from the time she drops her first calf .so as to promote ft tendency toward a long pe- ricd of milking, There are many farms on which such a cow will prove of greater value than one handled especially for milk or butter. "^Nebraska Farmer. How the only fault I have to find with the above is contained in one sentence, "This ideal farm cow should have a large frame so that her male calves will be valuable beeves. 1 -' I challenge any man that knows how to figure to show where the profit lies in the calf of the "general purpose cow." The trouble is', the people that write such things never stop to figure out where the profit and loss com*s in; they just give their impressions. Because one man with a general purpose cow gets 82 more for a calf than his neighbor with a dairy cow can get for bis calf, he takes it for granted that he is $2 ahead. The fact is, it represents money out of pocket. The difference in the value of the two calves represents the difference of the cost of keeping those two cows for one year. Let us stop to figure a little. We will suppose that the specific dairy cow weighs 1,000 pounds, and the general purpose cow 1,500. The larger cow weighs 500 pounds more than the other. The Germans have proved by experiments that it takes 2 per cent n weight of food of anjmals to keep ;hem alive, before they can gain any •weght or produce milk. That extra 500 oounds of animal will require 10 The Royal Baking Powder is in- dispensabie to progress in cookery and to the comfort and convenience of modern housekeeping* Royal Baking Powder makes hot bread wholesome. Perfectly leavens without fermentation, Dual- J •IftJbl.l.' t ,Vc'.,T,,. ... ^^ ities that are peculiar to it alone. ROYAL BAKING POWDER co., 106 WALL ST., NEW-YORK. '%f,VW A$ There may be more danger in the flirt of a fan than the blow of a sword. A divorce will frequently make a woman's husband a different man. When a man finds he is inclined to run to mouth he should go glow. The greatest .dangers wea.r felt shoes. Brings ootfifort anfl improvement and tenqs to personal enjoyment; when rightly usea, The many, who live bet•ter than.>otliers anclenjoy life wore, with Jess •expepdi'ture? by , more promptly ^qapting the world's best products to ffle seeds of physical being, will attest tb,e wine to health of the .pure liquid principles embraced in ihe to «fe most noqeptable ' But This Was In China. _ "Wefind," reported the royal commission, "that the contractor has, in several instances, been patching up our new armor plates -with putty." "Very well," said the royal high panjatt- drum, "the proper thing to do is to cut off his pigtail." "But, your royal immenseriess, his life wilrnot be worth living without his queue " "That's so. I guess you had better cut his head off along with it." INVESTIGATE the irrigated lands of Idaho and you will find them the cheapest, the best and the most accessible to markets. EMIGRATE to Idaho and you will be happy. Its a new country, its for the poor man aud the smaller farmer and fruit grower. IRRIGATE the lands of Idaho ! and . you have a surety of crops and fruit in abundance. COGITATE? Of course you will, then send for our Idaho advert i s i n g matter. Address E. L. Lomax, G. P. & T. A., Omaha. Neb. Woman's moral support is as valuable to a man as his material support is necessarv to her. An Echo from the World's Fair. The Lake Shore Route has recently gotten out a very handsome litho- water color of the "Exposition Flyer," the famous twenty hour train in service 'between New ; -York and Chicago 'during the fair. Among 7 the many wonderful achievements of. the Columbian year this train—which was the fastest long distance; train ever run— holds a prominent place, and to anyone interested in the subject the pict* ure is well worth framing. Ten centsV in stamps or silyer- sent to C. K. Wilber, West Pass. Agt., Chicago, will secure one. 'Deadbeats make much noise on the base drums of hollo w lives. An Overworked Word. We wake up and make up, We rake up and fake up, And use the word "up" when we can; We drink up and think up, We kiuk up anil shrink up, And do up a shirt or a man. We slack up and back up, A ,V e .; tack up aud whack up, And hold up a man or an ace 1 : We beer up and cheer up, We steer up and clear up And work up ourselves or a case. We walk up aud talk up, \\e stnlk up and chalk up, And everywhere "up" > s to be heard; We wet up and set up, But hancr if we let up On "up" the much-overworked word. • Chicago News. Just Habit. Johnny—"Maw, what makes you alwaya count the things when you send them to the washerwoman?" His mother—"I've always done it, Johnny, ever since your father and I began housekeeping." uegan "Why don't you count them when ther comeback?" J never got into the habit of doing IN LIGHTEN WENT enables the more advanced antf Conservative Snr- geoas of to-day to cure many diseases without cutting, whicb were formerly regarded as mcurable with- f>* THE "Yes, and live in cow dung," The dimensions of my floor are as follows; from stanchions back to edge of gutter, 4 feet 6 inches, This standing rests on a 8x4, resting OR the bottom plank of gutter; thus the cow stands six inches abpve bottom of gutter, which ds 14 inches wide. Qn the owtside of this bottom plank is spike,d another Jx4, and the walk laid QH that, making t four above gutter und two nches lower than the standing for- eows, wide, This walk always is three feet gutter has H very slight* STALLION—FIRST THE pondition <?f agriculture in Great Britain is in many parts well indicated by the figures which have been published by the agriciiltural department /showing the acreage of the various/ crpps and the, number of head of stoek-im the past and'preceding 1878 the fatal acreage E . S. E, under all jdnds of crop,' bare, fallow wast y^ar t^is bad increased to 33,543.709, or »n increase <tf more than, 1,£>QO,- pounds of food per day to keep v t alive, That is 3,050 pounds per year, Tha^t amount of extra food can not be obtained for much less,than 4«seem,<i toward the <io0r. For the r» dinary sniped eo\y this standing platform is , and y^ the acreage devoted to has deceased 1 during the same period to an, alarming' extent; - in forme!? jrear ft wa> 3,4?Q,9PQ, last as 1,897,901?, f» the same tf epty ye^r^ the grain ao ? e§ge, generally known 4,§Q9.900 <pf a perfeci; • l q7 i "ij5* K ~T^^! t^T7B7! | W»q5E**v"? w** 1 * ^WTV*** 1 them I take & 8x6 apd spik§' gutter (pQgswise, mQ09 agree, ri O ,»W wbta cleaning the gutter i|na gutter jr r -" f - ——'—fj^—T-—*. tffi .^**.v^^^ fore,»where is the profit on that bujl calfjfjt is to be hoped that none of our farmers will follow such thoughtless artistes as th&t above quoted, Fann- ers |^ould figure out the cost of what "'^PFOdudv to? market.—Jay, in $vs? Review. vw Abating allfupgup diseases it Is essential that someiWpg-of the life ^ — O f the disease be WOWR, - us, to determine the tjme to apply renje/digg for pr§* s " its says a»,A.i-kans^ 'b'uj.le.tiny 'iftt is kngwnpf appje scab it ?8 that the frree,s .are affocte^ ieaspn, , The disease/ is re, T Bjeans Qf. spqres, wbJQh to the he,althy ' plaot? by , asd in othey ways, "" -Hve tibrqugh, the winter in: u L °y J e . a ^ e §a n <i fruit sea. u, L ^" 1- 9* teeeg. ian4 <9 bfgin the attack fti'ipoi. _ , W, .the, epWBg. The .of WQ fttoosnhere , here js ..-. ,.„, „ ^,,. ^ , „ ^^.^u^apy^. ^^ iat Wabash. Excursion. i,?!.•?• ?« ?' El '' : >*- Glevel and, Ohio. July llth to 15th. The Wabash in connection with the Detroit and Clerolanl Navigation Company forms the pleasantest route breaking the monotony of an all rail route by a delightful sail ot about six hours across Lake Erie. For further information address or call on, HORACE SEELY, Com- mejcial Agent W abash Ry., 230 4th St., Des Moines. Iowa. Man is willing to admit that woman is queen of hearts if she will just let him be king of checks. Wabash Excursion—Niagara Falls Short Line, National Educational Association Meeting at Aebury Park July 10th to JSth, For this occasion the Wabash will sell tickets at half fare-plus two-dollars membership fee. Fop further information and tickets caji oa or address, HQJUCE SBBLT, Com* mercial Agent, 330 4th St., Des Moines, Iowa, ' Don't throw away your small fish until you have caught big ones, Indisputable, Why spend Si fop a bottle'of medicine when one box of Beech anVs pills, costing only 85 cents, (annual sale exceeds 6,000,000 boxes) will cure most diseases? This is because constipatioR is the cause of most aijjnents and Peecbam's; pills cure eonsti,. pation, A valuable book of knowledge Wiled free, on request, by B. F. Allen Co,, 305 Caoaj stn New York. - Don't flsh wjthjo can;* attend $Q the bites, lines now radically cured without the knife and without pain. Clumsy Trusses can •be thrown away I proid (Uterine) and many others, are now removed without the perils of cutting' operations. PSLE TUMORS, how- over large, Fistula and other diseases of the lower bowel, are permanently cured without pain or re- STONJg fn the Bladder, nov matter how large, Is crush-* ed, pulverized, washed out a ?«. vurtevkly removed without cuttingr. For pamphlet, referencea " and all particulars, send 10 , cents (in stamps) to World's Dispensary Medical Asso- \f i Married Ladies ^a.^^-.^^. ovei 'y lady needs it. LAU1ES EMPORIUM, St. Louis, Mo.' THR FSHF R S *?««.&• 1 1 IllLsCJl lL/llCy Feeders, Etc.' > I JOHK 8. BAVI8- SONS, Manufacturer.^ Davenport. Iowa. Catalogue Fie". "™»\i FREE! Madame . •«> wm se ° d t S« I. may glv 'pl« Bottle, .| ,l in BLEACH i-emoves and corn «bwl u ( e ]y »U pimple,, moth, blackhead., fallow' TOURIST To COLORADO RESORTS w*uv«**> V** lovely 000} „ HIGH ALTITUDES. ^^ a ^ssss^^^^^»^ . Vestlbuled Train oafledtbe BIO FIVE Jwfcresi OhloaiS i fc . f . iajly at Wip, m, ajjij airlyes "aeond'wwnHig'It pe»rS ft**-!' \ to Tpronto. fpp the i awttaB of the baptist Young, 's Uaioo of Awericft, July Wfch to s&ortest and bept route/ ele gjeepiog-'oars fvom Chicago ?> iay 11,50, JF-ojp «f hag bjnj/ patoheg ^p wnTO-r ",^ J

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