The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on March 6, 1895 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 6, 1895
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VOL xxiv. ALGONA. tt, IOWA, WEDNfcSbAY. MAttCH 0, 1895. f \. PROFITS OF THE DAIRY, They Are Very Satisfactory^ Says Hubert Woods, at the Estherviiie Convention, ^L pound of the genuine article, not orus&ad MtHe^ for only At Still Deck! Patterson & Soft *i -I . '. , With s a Full and Complete Line of iaple and Fancy Groceries, flour and Feed. Remember that we are the Jliafc handle that WHITE PEARL F f Louni-, ^hich tfill ftije; you satis- -« faction or moneyrefrmdef<LjWe have, a jhijllme of Oan-ne4;9n^.-gr|^4Pm^^^ Vj«Mterf*S^ "^ Some Figures Showing Profits per Cow to Creamery Patrons—They Make Easy Times* The farmers of Kossuth County have so far this year failed to hold a dairy convention. There are few counties in the state which have come to the front oftener than Kossuth in this way, and the failure this year has probably not been due to any deliberation, but rather to the want of it, as such gatherings have invariably been counted very profitable. A Farmers' Institute wiis held, at Estherviile a few days ago, and one of the papers, which is published in tho Vindicator, is so interesting and so valuable that we quote it here. It vyas read by Herbert Woods, as follows: ^n the first place we should give more attention to dairying because the direct profit is larger than from any other branch of farming—especially larger than from raising grain. I will give a few statements kindly furnished by farmers with whom I am acquainted, and can vouch for their truthfulness, and those who have tried raising grain for the past two or three years can compare these figures with their own expe- riencei aed draw conclusions. 11. H. Stewart, of Linn, VVis.i in 1894 milked 26 eowVwhich gave 162,840 pounds Of milk, un average of (5,263 pounds* , per cow, for which, h^s received ^LJSS&Sl, I'a'h average' of':: ^0;97 per 'cow. Mr. •Stewart has a Uvm of 100 acres, 30 acres of it in pasture, 10 acres in hay land and 18 acres of drilled corn which he fed to .his cows after running thro' a feed cutter. The balance of his farm was planted to corn andVoats^andhe tells me he will have plentyx>t lj fodder to winter his 26 cows, 10 heacVof stock and 4 horses. I mention this to show the difference between^ tho profits of dairying and of raising grain. Pifty- ,three acres produce^ $1,325,31, besides skimmed milk for*bogs,, and calves worth at least $200i,VThe !! CKeameify that 1 • *11_ __,..„ -..-l-*.*,^ A£ «A%AA**TAs'Lj|-r» 1 QO A. .Look .atthis Trunk! 34-iiich canvas covered iron bottom,, hard-wood stays - : * runninig lengthways, flat top, finely fitted inside,; wrought iion corners ; best brass hasp lock; would be cheap at $10;00, our spring price— eleven years, how a few ot thetn pay in sifivaHce* The preachers say that befdjjl tlie creatnofies were started tthfef they tttaiti-ied a countr? couple the marriage fee was a bushel of pota- ,toes,a smoked ham or a pumpkin. Now they get from $5 to $25 in cash. And so on through all tbe lines of business. And if there is any one here who came from u dairy country and lived there before the farmers took to dairying, they know that these statements are hot .overdrawn. There is one class of people, however, that the old cow will invariably drive out if she has half a chance. And that is the loan and collection agents, in a community where tlie farmers follow dairying extensively the people have no use for collection agents. It is almost impossible to estimate the indirect profit from dairying. The skimmed milk from a herd of good cows is worth at least $200 for hog feed. In fact, few make a success of raising hogs without milk to start the little pigs. Even when fattening, hogs will gain almost twice as fast if they have a little milk mixed with their feed.. Of course every one knows that raising grain year after year takes from the strength of the soil and each crop is u little.lighter than the one preceding it, while] dairying not only keeps up the strength of the. soil, but increases it-so that $ach year's'crop is a little better i than Before, and in a few years instead ofjbeihg all worn out the dairyman's 'farm has increased in real value and productiveness.' So \\-Q are safe in saying thst the prbftt from dairying by that source is considerable, possibly jnbre than we give it credit for. It benefits not only us but succeeding gener- atjions. Then there ure the calves. Raise a heifer calf and in two or thtfie years she is worth t'fota $20 tq:$30 and has cost but very \V$jbi Of course cows need good car.e4, BJ06r care will insure better nytyft^ farmer who |takes the best'caiPe' ot bis cows makes the most money 1 ' fjfoin theni. Anil by good care I mean tf Vifafta clean place in winter with plenty §1 good fodder, some ground feed and pure water not less than twice a day, three times is 'Wtter. iln tbe summertime a good there," BID YOtT KNOW WE KEPT • • « • • Groceries Oueenswafe •*^ Q 'lCC d.00 iCANNED GOODS. • 4 DRIED FRUITS. ( FLOUR. i WHITE •! AND / DECORATED. j TABLE SETS. WATER SETS. Agents for WHITE SWAN FLOUR.. LANGDON- & HUDSON. ]Bea.r This in that * *- Fhe Drug-gist, 1894 Just I^c3ce.Lvec,l tlie Largest and Pi.newt Stock, Spurbeck & Lambert, MANIH-'AOTUUKKS A! later Tub, Gil MANUl'AOTUUKHS AND DKALfCKS IN M 3V \ ,, ' Wo will save you mcuey o« the lullowlniT; BsUIng o£ ull uiiuls-leatlior, Uaml.v tuul rub%' '»,', b«v: complete block ot J5ugin«er's Huppllos» ftp Wj»e *na Bttlngj i Olqbo Valves ; »U kinds I' ' ^ '''ol-Steam intllngs l^se »na Hose Fittings ; Oils ol all Hinds, We Have a large stock ol Qylln- l-'t' ' 'fe?'QMiHul Cup Uvpase u specialty. Ui«« stock of other gooils too numerous to mention, '¥-*;"- .fan us a OftU- Fnutovy unasypply House w(\vO. &K. "\V,Wepot. _ ' !&£" ' . ' lii 1 * 1 ' _ ... •——^—.••••-••••••••^•••^^^••••••••••••••••iMBBBMMMMiH FIRST NATIONAt SANK, (O.Wb OAWJPAl*, «AO,0(K>. v«>sw»»»l>J« j ,A K. '?, CMrlty MPM-, ^10j?n« $45;121.' in'ls&Q milked 22 cows which gave 137,- 432founds of milk, an average of 6,156 pounds per cow, for which he received $1,132.43, an average of 51.47 per «ow. The creamery that Mr. "Wilson's milk was sent to, received in i!894 1,541,992 pounds and paid its patrons $11,542.33. This creamery is about 3 miles from the one to. which Mr. Stewart's milk was sent, making about $57,000 paid to the farmers of half a township in one year. Mr. Eaymond, of Sharon, Wis., in 1894 milked 20 cows which gave 128,- 25G ppimds of milk, an average of 0,412 pounds per cow, 1'or which he received $1,076.75, an average of $53,88 per cow. One year previous,date not given,he received $1.200, from the milk of 20 cow;s, an average of $60 per cow. The creamery that Mr. Raymond's milk was sent to, received'in 1894 5,526,019 pounds and paid its patrons $4,4497.19. There is another creamery that'does about the same amount of business as this one about 60 rods from it. .Mr. James Cylinder, Iowa, in 1894 milked 5 cows that paid him on an average $44 each. And Mr. Vavricheck, of Spirit Lake, in 1894 milked 30 cows and received $1,200 for their milk. Please remember that by dairying I mean dairying in connection with a creamery 'or cheese factory; I don't mean keep your milk at home and have your wife'do all the 'work connected withit, then say it don't cost you anything to make your butter because your own time is worth nothing, and then sell yovn- butter for 8 ov 10 cents a pound. That Hind of dairying certain* does not pay. . , The bankers in the eastern and this state "fjay that be* creameries were. started in „, T ,y counties they were loaning money to tbe t'wroers at-froro Wto go,peroent Interest, the epae ns they, are aping here now, :Rwt now in the place of ^ w -.. wf . tUe. farmers are Jogjog m,Qu,ey ana tlie deposits are more toy $e faymeys tttftti'by any Qtliw 01&PS* Tbe tUat'More tb§ weam wye' fa, year on vWaHH?* ,.-„,-,, i» •• ' • • T (wWgWiJiot' 'had in northwest low«T I "know from experience that tame grass will grow as' abundantly her-e as anywhere. Anoth- 1 er very important point in favor of dairying is quick returns. A farmer milking from 10 to 20 cows has a'nice little handful of cash coming every month, say from $30 to $150. He don't need to run store debts, and store debts are bad things for the farmer as well as for the merchant. If his cwvs do well the farmer prospers, and if the farmer prospers all classes . prosper. So we all depend a good deal on the old mooly cow. WALL / N For thp Spring- Trade; ever-shown ,* anc^ tfiatj ^e^)ricT3S»avniJ,H? low considering „ Duality arid patterns.. The stock comprises the latest fiml prettiest designs ever offered'to tho trade, and an inspection cannot but satisf^ the most piutieular bnyeiN. 4 "v State Street Opp. Algona State Bank. , * >if \ ' ^.^ Brownell & Allred, ^ '$ . f . j i> -' '.i Here are some of the popular features of the Midland Monthly for March: - "Afternoons in Italy,"-by Mary 13. Welch, known to all alumirii of Iowa Agricultural College; "Literary Atlanta," with portraits of Joel 'Chandler Harris, Prank L. Stanton.(the coming pbqt of the south) aud numerous gifted women of Georgia; "A Washington Logging Camp,' 1 by Ida A. Baker, tho prize descriptive paper of tho last Quarter; "Women Writers of Washington, (city), -.with latest portraits of Grace Ggeenwoocl, Ivato TTiold, Mrs. Dahlgren, and others; the story of the Military Telegraph, by its organizer Major George II. Smith, of West Superior; '•A Princess of SUvorland," an Walio love story by a daughter of Governor Edwards, of Missouri; the conclusion of Beatrice; the Prijso Short Story and Poem; Homo Themes; talks with contributors, etc. ' White comb honey at Langdou & Hudson's. . IFOOTWEAR !l Spring Styles Have Arrived L They are beauties; you will miss it if you fail to see our new stock, It is LARGE— We have an assortment to choose from and many exclusive styles you will not find at any other place. — You can depend they are right ivhen, you, buy of BROWNELL, The Shoe 'Man, Algona, la. TAS, A, J t • t • PAINTER A»d PAPEH'WANGBU. Also does oan-lftgo painting. -I'ostaJ cai-4 qrdprs promptly attended fp, A1J vrqtVr gnftranteed for four ay five years, •» -. N IOWA, NOTICE TO a }s U'ej'Oby given tbjit tl»e supervissrs of Kpgsuth county will receive FURNITURE!, WINDOW SHADES ! PICTURE FRAMES! •r> 3iM -if: K^-F.Vi"'?, ^',4^V 1 ^^f t^^^V-WfTf^V •%«• '!' f f' 4 't till tb.Q fll'st Monday in AprJ, 1895, IQP aljBradingtQ to done by said w- , , . »to two &»<&$» JmtoKi fe ritO»TRortb of town* W) to, Vo district Jjp, l,. Of tlXQ 20 (W to illio following ,,We have in stocfe some BOOK BACKS »nd WALL £,'Jtwt tfoe tW»ff ^' a Qomwiteto ahvffys tl^i^rl;.St'?| 5B&&K, 's&&Jtf*<,

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