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Algona, Iowa
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"AND'" M&ftfeR-s i ALtiftftA, 10WA* WEfolffc&Mt, afctt i* 1M4. &' trji ia ba& Hints Aw&tit ttdft «f tins Sou and tlelds *h*«i6*-- fctsd tio*l- f \ f V - A-I- i *«* ^S -*- ( . £#H Hyacinths iti pots can be successfully iwn with but littlfe trouble and will produce. floWerS with 1 less sunshine, than almost any.other platit, says 'American* .Gardening, For pot culture * selec^solid, heaty: .bulb^ without ire* gafd to size,' (second'sized btilbs Will generally prove quite as satisfactory tfs the large? ofles, besides being much , eheapel?, Tn4 'first 'consideration in , Selebtion being the choice o! <J6lbff the' > Afrork, Ofs fctitting • the bultis should be v done as early 'in the season da is pdssi- '., **> j ' longbefore their bulbs show any /<:5f-i' deposition to make growth. For a ^r'^single bulb (and we s prefer growing ,3] F^thenT Singly in pots) a five inch pot is ./^y'ffll^filoiently'largd, or what is much be£- r''^?'"r''j 8 ^'. &> ^ ua ^ tin t&Q, of which every ,'«'V&i '^ramily has an abundance; these are to C •'/*/-* 5ei '$ i ' e f err ed, because the soil will re- jf , '', tain moisture much longer in cans than -' in earthen pots, and nothing injures • the hyacinth more than to have its ?' roots become dry, which they will ,do as soon, as they come in contact v • 'with the earthen pot, unless great' care is exercised in watering. ,,'! > - t , Us^'any good potting mold,'a light ' , rich one being- preferable. Remove a . ' v little soil from the central surface, arid •> into this opening lightly press the bulb •^ " ?° a * n °t t° have the soil hard beneath , ,<", it, but pack the soil firmly around it, „ leaving about ,one third of the bulb ;,'< .» , visible; if the bulb be pressed too firmly 1 ' ;' jinto the soil, when the roots begin to ; ;/ grow they will lift the' bulb out of its position. After potting water ^'thoroughly, then set the pots in any •y"sheltered position, a dry one being ,- j preferable, and cover with; soil, or, '•what is better, coal ashes, to the ;,' depth of six. or eight' inches; over s° 'this spread leaves or coarse litter,' to ( , prevent freezing, so that they may -' i, be .brought' into the house as re- 1 quired. The common practice of put'. ting them in a cellar or shed without ;, covering them is not a good one, as • the soil is apt to get too dry after the a'obts start, from the ill effects of which the plants never fully recover. For a 1 succession of bloom, bring in as many as desired early in December, and at intervals of two weeks until 'the mid' t \ die of February, which will keep up ( -,,the succession until it is time for them : to bloom in the open border. If the / bulbs have been kept from the frost, as .„' they should have been/ they' will have i made' • considerable top growth,, !,in . ! ^ which case bring them gradually to i thejlight ? until they,get' their, natural ;^ r co].or, after which they 'will' stand all the light and heat the living-room will ^afford. It is better, however, to^grow them'in rather a low "temperature, as : ( the flowers will retain.their beauty for thrive in any position or temper- atnre, -nrovicUng watering, is .proporr ' ,Jt''ITlow'ers' for' Amateurs.'' " ' EbenjE. Rexford says: I would al- •\-Delect o! _. _ 4''',nuals for the summer flower garden. ,7f$iu> •' ^'j?PW'' ^* S) fa e y a , r P l ure °^ ^getting "*ijfS|i^Vf'Pomething they can'' depend on'. They 'fit^fV 8 ^ *°4 iPS P sks ! ,Qthers;have j,given .these 'j^M^' plants repeated trials, and'''they have 1 ^ifv,-r,^ ot been *<found waning-"-,, #ut if the {^amateur get's a craze" for "novelties," j but the majority prove worth- i||1fer b^ing h ' givej^, a, ,thorough ^, . ' To' prove this, look over your p|d;pa|alpgvies,'ajid,ypu will ; flnd,that •— *--? the greater share pf the "novel : t/! *-^ ^^nt?9duce^ w^h, 'such , a verbal ^.flourish pf trumpets 'generally drop out' fat the list after a year or twp, and. are ffifeardno more, -Why?' Because they '^hSji Tinf.Viincr but ^jieir novelty to . , T ^enj to ,,the flpwer-lpving, . as sppn as 'this* -w^ found i was no" further 'use fpr them, '"and Artichokes are att eMellent food ftttlewfeheejn and hofeesj says &, writef itt,,6£chaag%. F|d^t& Milch cows, they 4f&,;fdf th8 prddndtiSfc Sf milk, equal, if fiot sttfyefiosF* tb b^fi. But their greatest value ia fat food for hogs, &•* they* eav.e'the Work of hafVestitog—eteft the labof of feeding is avoided, as the hogs will help themselves and rodt up aitd lay b^rfe mote tkatf the> e&i sd you may tbfti ia dolts, waives d* sheep, which will greedily eat what is- on the surface. I consider them the cheap-" est and healthiest hog food 1 eafi raise, and find that where brood sotfrs have free access to artichokes they and their 1 pigs invariably do well. They do not eat their pigs and do not seem to be" ''pdssdssed of an evil spirit," as hogs do^ that are fed Oft corn, the year roUhdj 'and 1 have yet to learn of a diseased herd where arti* chokes are used freely in fall and spring, Artichokes have been Used in some localities as hog food many years; in sotoe parts of Illinois ten or twelve years, and are growing in favor.. 1 think, with many others, it is best to let the hog root and give him something to root for; that ringing 01* cutting the nose locks him out of nature's 'apothe* cary shop, endangers his health and is a plain breach of nature's laws. Like a parsnip, freezing solid and thawing many times docs not spoil them; so it is not necessary to dig them for spring use. Turn the hogs. on. two weeks after the blossoms fall—4n this latitude, Oct.. 1., Let the hogs use them any time the ground is not frozen until they begin to come up and grow again, Then .your hogs have had i-ooting enough and will injure your pastures little or, none. There is no better food to build up large, healthy frames with plenty of bone and muscle. They will ; not only grow but fatten on them. Increase tho Onion Supply. How absurd it is for us to import onions from foreign coUntries t say from Egypt, Spain, Cuba, the Bermudas, and other regions! Can not we raise onions of'every kind, quality, fragrance, flavor, size, and any degree of piquancy? asks the New York Sun. Very surely we will say,that we ought to be able to do it when we look thoughtfully at a map of the United States, when we think of the forty-four states and four territories in the American Union. New York and Connecticut onions, Texas and Kentucky onions, Virginia and South Dakota 'onions, Oregon and California onions—what else do the onion eaters want?—and yet we have spoken of less, than one fifth of the onion producing states. We have a whole lot of varieties of 1 good American onions, some of them .better than poetry. Yet here w,e go along enriching the 'Egyptians -and other foreigners by buying their onions at high prices. Look at some figures, We have < this- year got 04,000 large bags of onions from old Egypt, the ancient inhabitants of which worshipe^ "the % onion—;and very properly, too, we say—12,000 of them-from Havana,-131, r 000 crates of them %i from Bermuda, besides more of the Spanish than we can ut - — ^-- WM » »»**w.j^*^u, ^^g MAi. ^j.ijp kjj^ia,iiiojjj sell for a dollar or more a crate, a good! deal more. at ( retai^. Thesfe" foreign onion's cpst us'naillijon^f money, which, oug-htftbjhe kepisfor thoine circulation..' Now',, why' can not "bur American onion 1 ! growers raise the best onions ever jk$pwn. 1;p t maii- r ^ r iP;g > {goodsVfrom the sputh 'and. the Pacific^* l^ter^gobds froin' elsewhere? Why do so many of our pnion eaters favpr the imported aytiQle 1 rather ' v than 'the' native ''grown? •' it seems to u,s that some pf these people are "more' pernickety > than 1 patriotic, Wrought to raise in this glorious land all the onionfs we consume, Why not? ls! • ' ; r, jMCaklp'g: AM«if a I^ay, , , .'The conversion of a hea'vy mass of. green alfalfa into a choice quality of •hay, is an 1 ;, operation calling for no small degree pf skill and experience, Bays ^'H'ay There,", 'But the process is one to pe learned by intelligent pbser- vation and'practice, rather than from written ' description, The first and second crop of each season need to be cured with special care, or they will certainly mold in the stac'k, Beginners, n§ed «to bewaj-e on this pptnt,,; , The knack tp be ac^ired is that of 'curing the hay eufftciently to insure its keeping jet in,th,e stack without becoming sp •'as to ^hed its leaves, in the band- gan sot pps«il?ly he §cpom« 16-ft,' s caille -woft't ea'Ui unlessrstarved to it,' ete. ^Le* fA»mers study whati* frest adapte^ te the requiremeftts ot theL- individuftl' needs and learn wla* donl by the experiences of others." MectHe ti^ftt* emd> Shade ,.„„„ In the larger cities,where shade trees are fetfr and scattering, electric lights fiefem to haVe 60 Visible effect upon theif- foliage, la the towns and villages^ however, many ttf which -have theif- electric light systems, the effect is very noticeable, the leaves appearing as though they had been, subjected to the blighting 1 breath of a harmattan. The question was recently, discussed at a meeting of the eastern agriculturists', the conclusion being that trees need darkness in order that they may sleep, and that being continually kept awake and active they have been \Vorn out, and made prematurely old by the action of the light. That this is probably the correct solution of the mystery of the drooping leaves may be judged from the fact that similar trees in the neighborhood of those affected (though not exposed to the illumniation) still, re* tain their color and seem bright and strong,—Ex . *o Cute Bfnhge. To cure the mango of a horse or cow Galen Wilson says! Wash the affected parts with warm, strong soapsuds 1 , Using a stiff brush to remove the scruf and scabs. Then apply freely an ointment made of equal parts of lard and sulphur, with tar enough added to make the mass a mahogany color. Repeat the application every second day five ( times, then wash off with suds again and apply any unmedicated ointment—simple cerate will answer. The cow's stall should be cleaned of all litter at once, and the woodwork and cow- fastenings well scrubbed with a solution made of six ounces of chloride of lime to a gallon of water, The fence and barn where the hbrse and cow rubbed'should also be treated with the same solution. The animals should have a bran mash every day while un-der treatment, and be furnished con-, tinually a generous allowance of grain and sweet hay. How Frost Acts on Some Plants. The influence of frost in the nroduction of sugar in the sap of the sugar maple is well known. It has also an influence on the astringent principle in fruit. This I is illustrated in the case'of the persimmon, which, so puckery one day as to be beyond' eating, /will be sweets and; delicious the^day after, if exposed' to frost., Another example' Recently- occurred to a ^riter in Median's' Monthly. It has been discovered that a species of dock known as canaigre is highly charged with tannic acid. Some roots which had been frozen ^vere subjected to .chemical analysis and found to be utterly destitute of tannin. The manner in which frost acts to produce these changes has not attracted the attention of investigators.,;;' :> • i - ' t :» SEEDS SOWN BY CANNON.—Alexander Nasymth, the landscape painter, was a man fruitful in expedients.' To' his mind the^act that a thing cbuld'<n'b't be done in f thp' ( ordinary ' manner was "no reason why it should be given up. His son relates, in London Answers, the followin^interesting example",'of his ingenuity: 5 • The duke of Athol; says he, consulted'him as to some improvements which he desired to make in his wood- land'scenery nearj iDnnkel^i. <£ ,A™.pn| other" things," ascertain"rocky crag needed,to,be planted wij;h trees, to relieve the grim barrenness of its appearance.,The question, was hbw,tp,4'oit, as it was impossible for any man to climb the crag, in, order to sejt seeds; or, plants in the cleft of the rock, A happy idea struck my father. Having obi served in front of the castle-a pa^ of small cannon, used for firing salutes bn j great days,,it occurred>tq him ibp -,tur;n them to account. .A tinsmith in ( the village was'ordered to make a 'number of canisters with covers. The canisters were filled with all sorts of suitable tree seeds, -The cannon was.lpaded and the] canisters were fired up against the high" face of the rock, They'burst and scattered the, seed in all Directions: S, ome years after, when my father re» visited the place, he was delighted to " that his scheme of planting by n ery had proved -successful? the were flourishing in all Wemcesses Take some fu.ll grown '•muBiwQQmsra.jjd.. Baling craned them procure » few rashers, ,pf nice Creaky bacon "and-fry sit in. the i«al jnannw 'When %$pvly done 4oaen >qy 'pb of 4 metAQjJ n^ofr,practicedJjstorajje the _«_,.._ -I'-^e; B £m .iip^ green into wh^re.iHsa.Jlpweatp tt 'ibis process. tjiej i; ;\vill'' absqpbi aj[l 1 * - '" * pf Ut ,|§l9,lo>ra) Msfi§§'i» !> the-wi« * ' i, ' " v. v >£ K*jj ryw-T^^i-T^* .r^£?wj« | K*-R^'T,«vft-*f #' ••* i -, i^TwW-i ftijd a ; t|W «?^;^mWi ffltL RAlLROAftS TRIUMPH. t& ft!fe HOUSt* fty 'ft VotS 5* 164 t& Jit) *&«• fs Shfcceft*^nl—IJotiac "Cdfhfrilttee 0n teanklngr and bnrtency tauten. ia> Banking JPlftnS. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—During the closing hours of the afternoon session yesterday around each of the doors leading to the house of representatives was an interested .group of. railroad men who had gathei-ed to witness the fate of the bill "to permit railroad corporations to combine and divide their earnings. The bill to permit pooling was passed without dotting an "i" or Crossing a "t" by the decisive vote .of 104 to 110. Analysis of the vote: Yeas —Democrats, 94j republicans, 70; total, 104. Nays—Democrats, 73; republicans, 2f;i populists, 8; total, 110. The debate on the bill itself was brief. Mr, Camion of Illinois made a rattling speech against the .bill, but Representatives Springer, Harter, Sibley, and Black, wore given time in which to favor the bill, after which Mr. Patterson of Tennessee, who had the scheme in charge, moved the previous question in spite of thd protests of the. western men, and it: was ori dered by a vote of. ,174 to 100. This practically settled the fate of the bill. The substitute offered by Mr. Cooper of Florida was promptly voted down, as was also the amendment by Mr. Blair of New Hampshire, providing that the railroads should acquire-no. Vested rights as the result of recognizing pools by the interstate commerce 'Commission. There was a long series of roll calls, each of which was taken amid a great deal of confusion. l*he bill passed as the result of the support chiefly of the eastern men, both republicans and democrats, to which was added a scat-. the banking ' qtiesttoB. At thg close of Mr. White's statement he submitted hia bill.' • MrrJEtofter stated that the committee of the national bankets had. test yet fotatulated theft biiL Mr. JofijSftSdft' o* Ohio .ftsked Mr. White's opiMofe on Secretary Carlisle^ currency plan. Mr. White answered that he clni hot think the secretary's plan would give thfe elastic currency it ought to secure. It compelled banks to put up 30 cents every time they issued 75 cents. At the conclusion of Mr. White's tfe- marks Secretary Carlisle appeared and presented a draft of his proposed till. In the first section all acts regulating the deposit of United States bonds to'' eefiure circulating notes of national banks are repealed. The second section provides for the issuing of circulating notes to, a national bank equaj td '75 per 1 ceht of the paid ilp and unimpaired capital, upon depositing legal tender notes with the United States treasurer eqtial to 30 per cent of the circulating notes applied for. These circulating notes shall be in denominations of $]0 and multiples of ten, and shall be uniform in design. Section 3 levies a duty of % per cent for each half year upon the average amount of a bank's notes in circulation. Section 4 provides for the mode of redemption and retirement of & bank's circulation. Section 6 creates the safety fund for the prompt redemption of circulating notes of failed .national banks. Each bank shall pay to the United States treasurer in the months of January ana; July in each year a tax of j£ per cent for each half year -upon the av- 'erage amount of its circulating notes outstanding until said fund amounts to 5 per cent of the total amount of national bank notes outstanding, and thereafter said tax shall cc*ise. A bank retiring or reducing its circulation shall be entitled to withdraw any part of this fund. The mode of pro- TO COT" Off ?,? id ittll nan 6t fectttcd. d(ft«Jali— 111 to ?'>*£ Vfffi •tti* < i'~'<. ^ KKuuiurjxAA, Dec, 38.—Before com* sidering and peace proposals ';fr"oitt China, Japan]* insists ijpon thd 6u** render for, execution of All the Chiiieai officials who have offered Moiiey *e* wards for; Japanese head*.- " ! WASHINGTON, t)ec. l£—The insfi^ic* tions given by Lieut.-GeMl Sakumfe td the second Japanese army governing the- treatment of the enemjr ill the gending War are contained in att issue of the Yokohama Mail. suinmary re* cently received here. Oefl, Sa* kuma said that Japan being' the "first country of the. east Which had adopted civilization held theTesbofisi* ble position to lead other hitherto utt= civilized nations into the Way of .civili* zation. So whatsoever-way tlie enemy may act Japan must tread the way of justice and while carrying reform into a barborous country the .dignity of Japan must be upheld in the world." He then specified the following conditions to be observed by the army: "1. That the people of the enemy's country who do not offer resistance should be consoled as much as possible. 2, ; No such act is to be committed as toinsulfc the wounded captives or those who have surrendered or to deprive such of their clothes or properties. 3. The .enemy's dead shall not be beheaded, .their, noses cut off or their eyes . taken out; in short, Japanese .soldiers are warned against perpetrating acts of brutality. 4.' That fire shall not be set to places without due cause. 5. The dwellings and cultivated fields of the enemy's countrv shall not be destroyed., 6. Females in the enemy's country shall not be violated or .other indecent 'acts «s A ,' V I-'**' . • yf !:,•-• v i % .',iV * K ''A < •,; * ' • % ' . • ,•;*.- ,rrr-<~^ •,.>•>; ,.. - ; , i , _, i K .^, M-EMBERS OF THE COOK ' GANG OF OUTLAWS OF •' OKLAHOMA • TERRITORY, y '" ' ,' '' ' -. T ,, \\ . "W ^ ^ering" p ( f democyatic > contingent iQ, west'an'd south.' '" .'-.'*> ' v The interest in the pooling- bill business will now be transferred to the senate, { ; .That body contains an, unusually la<rg^e number of men w-ho are directly interested in railroad corporations, apd ' under,' ordinary cjrcum- ..stances the bill would have a good 'cfiance to pass, It is understood, however, that some of the populist members and a few republicans and dem-t ocrats have determined 'to beat it, apct updo? the rules of t}ie senate, where unlimited "debate is permitted, this is,'a comparatively easy matter, ' • , After the> pooling 1 bill was disposed; of Mr. .Dingjpy (rep,, Maine) asked iinanimous 1 consent fop the cons,i«|eiJa- tipn' pf &' resolution calling on the r§tarv of y the tvefts^ry for' inf9r»» oh 'serial' Behrwg sen. matters,' je^tion, • The rest p| the business, of sessjpn-ys'^upimpOTtant, 0» mo- qf M?;, 1 C6bger;(deiiK, ,Jnd,)' lo.o gf j<?<?^|ary ^'av^slgl^t^po fPft4^Sf^|%|ft^ • ^ ' , -' , i cedure in case of a, bank's .failure is outlined. t ,,,.< , u . . ' -. , Section (J allows/the secretary o^'the treasury to invest money belonging to the safety fund in'Untyed States bonds. Section 7 provides that July' 1, 1895, national ^ankp now having bonds' on deposit may withdraw them and substitute the 30 per cent guarantee fund, Section 3 repeals preyious acts con- fl}pting;with this measure, , ' Section 9 provides that the secretary of the treasury may, in>his diseretiohi redeem and retire Unite'd States legal tender notes; that no United States or $r?isipil*f "notes authorized by the act pf July J, 1J390; of $ denomination of less Section JQ states ttyat banks duly oy- ' d, under the laws, pf any, ^tats, transact no other than a bank* Hsi|iess,,, shall ,be exempt from under the Jaws pi the TT -- Ji '---' under 'certain' 1 ' banks,' , . - .'.. committed. ' 7.- Jja the enemy's; tombs are not ' to : ibe or damaged.,' 8,, Private. of j the people^" jshall", plundered, 9. No.force'd sale effected. .10. Our , enemy- Chinese army, pe9pl? of ^ot alitiesshould lie loved and, shown to them'and OUT; soldiers not'be guilty pf vjplenV 'or ' ]1, Besides the above, 'de of .the'honor of our' army perpetrated; 1 ' ' The 'jsam that Kin Kaku,' leader of party and' 'who ,was justice in Cprea; WA hishpuseOct. 31,< »Tt regarded by the nb not iss^e. notes eina to United £tat§s note? 91 luMvmi&sptemte$.H] .->' : ', >wV^ p^osMc^^SS^ 1 fjj ^§4^SHPWn.^,h&t!^p}JPF'6<l^pe' fckpPen'fcf|cSn4>alW f m$#9rt ' o^gpW-Vw ^^^^^ffiSSS^I '^^ l^jft^H* l?jp/ \toM$' ^ft^^texsj^^&S*^tmtfSSIfllflf^ P,«9>R!M>t W, ^ernja^fe '^WaUBB^ ¥;±&M<%fZ f ?fc V\T '**TI If CTOid ll,"" ^ T\>«<^'11 M»l^ T 1 . ^5i** *1 . ....pel ai^' \?P'.'^?^^%*, •S^»J t .JWIi* t W. timvm uw^8r^?g§jy||j^i^s^ 3K'F*? l ,yffS J ** f *"lFP •|?*?'9W«r<s "r.*»fS jtMWWBWit 4 %$i££a*&ffi \17M-Qt7l Ha.^^UEMU f »COB'I^*<P'-* r l*^'''^

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