The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 3, 1895 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 3, 1895
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- fill AH» OP tfcte«est AGfilCULfUmstS, to ttffift «p t6 »* tfi* Caltlfft* tlticuitnt* Mid fclotl- ' *Ji6 scientific name of this grass Is f f*nalaris Arundmacea. Stems stout, twd to five feet high, smooth, strong, creeping root stalks, rieafyj leaves large (Six to ten inches I6ng by abbut half an inch Wide) flat, , fatighisH or smooth, sheaths smooth; fianicle narrow, Its branches short and appressed or somewhat spreading at •'.fldWering time, three to five inches longj spikelets numerous, crowded, "about one-sixth of an inch long, more , 6f less tinged With purple; empty glumes equal, spreading at flowering, much longer than the flowering glume, foligh ott the back, but not Wing- keeled J flowering ,glum smooth and Shining, with two minute fairy scales at the base, in fruit closely enclosing the smooth grain, The South Dakota bulletin says of it that it is widely dls: tributed over that State, growing naturally on wet ground. It is one of the most important of our native species, as it promises to do well under culti* . ' Vation. In low meadows it often constitutes a large part of the hay. Stock - L eat it readily. On the station ground < I it has done well for three years, withstanding severe drouth, even on high It produces a coarse quality ground. ~- r . ,, of hay and seeds plentifully leaves remain green until after the The «M fo the Farmers' Review: On ieefc- Ittg over ouf agricultural papers 1 frequently notice that farmers are ift favor of the cultivation of small farms, claiming that farms generally are too large, but smaller ones could be more thoroughly cultivated and as a consequence yield better returns thxjn could be expected from large areas. They seem, therefore, to think that it would pay the owners of large estates to dispose of portions of their My experience has taught me that large farms can be cultivated just as profitably as small farms and that, as a rule, the large farms weres better tilled and in proportion yielded equa. if not better returns than the small tarms. The value of a farm depends upon the quality of the soil, the climatic conditlons.the help that can be secured and the situation in regard to the market facilities of its products, the profit Upon the management its original cost and the means of the owner Experience proves and statistics show, that even the best soil, under favorable conditions, can then be profitably cultivated if the owner is indebted to a certa n extent only, and has sufficient working capital left for the proper management of the farm. The inadequate management 01 large farms so often referred to in our agricultural papers, is more due to a lack of sufficient working capital than to anything else, and the advice given to farmers to concentrate their work on a smaller area is therefore well founded, although the reasons stated are not always correct. The questions, if it is not better for country to have a great many mid- &n the faf«a. aftd tttt* In tfce distillery and starch, factory, he purchases additional Quantities rf ™« products, which outlay, together With that for coal, amounts to $7,60<h mawng a total of $16,^6 as against $1,160 put in circulation by the ten farmers. The amount expended annually In the factories for oil, belts, packing, repair of machinery, etc., and thousands'of dollars paid now and then for new and improved machinery, thereby giving employment to a number of mechanics, to plumbers, boiler-makers, copper-smiths, machinists and other artisans employed in factories, mines, etc., is not in- ^ SKETCHES, StfOftT STORIES, SOME FIRST TOLD. NOW Art Old Ten-Pounder—"the QnJlt—The Bine and the <>6lft to German Soldiers Atonnlaln. eluded in the $16,925 H. Winckelmann. H, Ux/Uui'i j w **w * ** — *-* - , die-sized and small farms, or to have To Pl-evcnt tlfrlnfc Over The following article was published in the Geflucgel Zuchter, a German poultry paper published at Warsaw, Wis., and translated for Poultry Keep- f To prevent poultry from flying over fences, says the Brandenburger Atizei- ger, there have been many suggestions made to break chickens of the habit. If often causes a great deal of trouble when chickens fly over into the neighbor's gardens, and even in your own, and destroy things by their scratching. Poultry netting was put up ever so high, only to last a short time before the hens would fly over again. Lately a merchant "H. W.," struck on to an idea which, on account o£ its simplicity, can be carried out by most anybody. Place three-fourth inch wire nails, six inches apart, along the fence, and you will discover that your hens will not fly over, even if there were accommodation made for them to do so. They will "size up" the situation for hours and then turn back and give it up for a bad job. To test the correct- ORGIVEN WOMAN, spirit u n - afrald, Borne upward by child angels to the throne, Hearing the presence of thy Lord alone, Humanly neither maid, otnetlmes, amid the noisy, rattling maze -.«.-«> ff ......... - .. ...T3....- T. T i -i nn..ri... -111..- ifig prWgSt 6* thetr eolmnatrferf afid their comrades, and relate stories of adventure, particularly those that Were comic in their character, and Worthy oi being treasure^ as 'good Stories.' " Commander Dickinson said in conclusion that the political atmosphere had been purified and that the faithful serv- „,., *-•*»«*! ants of the republic had been reward- Old Flannel fid ,, Our represe ntatlves," he said, "lit irajr—tin- I hlgh p i aces have been called to thfeir -At fctth important position, in most instances, upon honest merit; and it is the principle of our people, whose Inalienable rights no man will ever be bold enough to gainsay, to place in commanding position our best men, whether born in the north or south, the east or west. We are now under the same government flag, we have the same laws and language, we read the same Bible ana worship the same God, and we are the same people, with the same hopes and aspirations and destiny." outcast, nor IllCLZiC; . —.-o «T- Of moving carts, will some great wag side a straggling line As if "to'mock my dreams of firler days. fMlmes am I caressed, and then again little folks, In passing, draw timid, awe-fllled eyes and point on tire Sdrape from my of flre and say fcLHU. OG.y 4:31-.— n lowered tones: "It killed the soldier men!' But best of all I love an old tar's grip It starts my heart upon an oia-ume To haVe a sailor stop and stroke my For I was' mounted once upon a ship. A While ago the soldiers passed this With flower loads, the hero's graves to soiled wreath Rich Mountain, After a thorough reconnalsance, McClellan sent a detachment under Colonel, now General Rosecrans. to make a circuit through the woods and attack the position at Rich Mountain, while he himself led his main body against Garnett's principal camp at Laurel Hiu. After a long and rapid march, eight miles of which were through a dense mountain forest and in a dark night with a severe storm of rain, .tu halted his troops next morning of the enemy's pickets. The force numbered sixteen hundred men, that of the secessionists, estimated at two thousand, was strongly entrenched on the west side of the mountain, at its foot. They had felled and rolled Whole trees from the mountain side ana lapped them together, filling in with stones and earth from a trench outside," testifies General Rosecrans wilsoft, a yetetfift of ville, Ohio, was killed fey tobfoers then Set the hottse oft flre. Johft R. Tucket, aged 61, »* of Jeftersonville, Iftd., was killed ifl an encounter with -William Taylor, aged.TO* Joseph W. Faeeoe, of Galena, i«-< prominent as a raiser of fine horses,* committed suicide. . Hugh Glenn, a well-known resident or Sandstone, Minn., was beaten to deatn by Ole Anderson. The bank at Mount Morris, 111., was fobbed, the safe being Wrecked With dynamite. It Is thought, that only $150 was taken. * Six United States prisoners escaped from jail at Fort Scott. ..,»,.« Mrs. Anna Kahn, who assisted lit murdering her husband at East Caton- delet, 111., has been sentenced for life. James Anderson, a Brooklyn ^sur- ance agent, was found murdered^ntt two brothers have been charged With the crime. arrested mrgcu WILII LUC vi»****-. * Cornelius McGuire, a metal worker at Omaha, Neb., was locked In his shop and burned to death by an enemy. In Toronto John Bell, prompted W jealousy, killed his mistress and cut ma own throat with the same razor. Four negroes at Tuskaloosa, Ala., have confessed to robbing and beating a merchant and his wife. Lynching I» probable. . \ lew deck. And one tossed this about my neck, Then, chuckling, hobbled maimed and gray^ off; old, The Old Flannel Quilt. On the morning of Aug. 8, 1862, at a Methodist camp-meeting In Perry county, Ohio, there might have been seen group of several boys, all yet in tne teens, arranging to volunteer that even- Ing for war. The excitement being very high, and recruiting officers haying sprung up all over the land, and all or the boys being eager to get their names down first, quite a large number enlisted that afternoon, thinking they would all get In one company at least one THE ABOVE •™™*^*™ nSD BY STALLION MASTi. ... FREDERICK eeeds are ripe so that after cutting with a header a good yield of hay of a fair quality may be obtained. A specimen analvzed gave (air dry substance) water! 8.37?ash, 8.42; ether extract, Jl2? crude fibre, 30.85; crude protein 7.59 nitrogen-free extract 42.65; total b. sess do more nitrogen 1.21; albuminoid nitrogen, ,8b. It is found in other states beside theWotas. One variety is known to nearly all our readers under the name of ribbon or striped grass, and is cultivated for ornament in our gardens It will bear cuttingtwo.oi-three.times 'during thevseaeon, but if not cut early 'the foliage is coarse. Cattle are not Snd of it at any time of its growth, but will eat it when they can get nothing better. The grass is common on Sw, rich soils where the water s either standing ,or sluggish, and is sometimes propagated by transplanting the roots of the striped grass into '^SSnefwriter on this grass says: "The panicles of this grass, if allowed " after the time of flowering, ,od with ergot, or long black PUUIP, issuing from between the glumes, and' occupying the place of grain. This, if there were no other reason, would be sufficient to determine that it should be cut at or before the time of flowering. I have never seen rye worse affected than my specimens of this grass are, The effects of this mysterious disease 5are weli known. The noxious power 'that it exerts on the system of animals ithat receive even a small portion of *t, lis ofttimes dregful, producing most horrible gangrenes, rotting off the ex- 1 - * *--- -reducing internal tortures spurs fewer and larger farms in the hands of comparatively few and wealthy men, have often been discussed. There is no doubt that wealthy men who pos- well managed, large farms, will uu more toward the development and prosperity of a country than farmers possesing a small capital and small farms, ranging in size from SO to 80 acres, which they work with the assistance of their families or a few hired hands, because the former are able to buy and breed the best live stock, and buy the latest and most improved farm implements and laige SuantHies of industrial &£**£ and fertilizers and are willing to experiment on a large scale with.varie- ties of useful native and foreign P They also build large barns and industrial establishments, thus not only employing many farm hands but, also giving work to all classes of median- ics etc From' a political point of view and for'the people at large, it may not be advisable to have many large farms in the hands of comparatively few wealthy men, who naturaly .will become influential and who may use their influence to shape 'legislation for selfish purposes, but from an agrlQUl- tSral point of view the benefits derived indirectly from large farms can not be successfully denied ness of the plan one nail was pulled out, leaving a space of about ten inches. No sooner was this done than a hen made use of the opportunity and flew over again. This plan is very simple, Is cheap and will prevent much trouble if given a trial. , This sounds easy, but we know for a fact that it will not work. We know of a man that has a flock of Plymouth Rocks. The yard is of three-foot wire, surmounted by a six-inch board, edge up. The owner drove in naiis six inches apart, good-sized nails, too, and in addition strung wire across the top ol the yard, wires running parallel. The two or three hens that had made the trouble before soon tried it again_and succeeded, though they had to force themselves between the top wires. So the plan will not always work. It does not seem a sensible plan, anyway. The Michigan crop report for Jan- regiment, the Ninetieth O. V. I. But as this regiment was nearly completea, it soon had all the men necessary, and the remaining men were recruited for tne Hundred and Fourteenth, O. V. i-, which was soon fitted out, and In a tew days was sent to a camp at Clrclevllle, Ohio, to prepare for the front. On leaving home the writer and his boy chum, Stephen S. Connor, agreed to SUCK together and share each, other's fate as long as there was a chance to do so. On leaving, Steve's mother insisted on him taking a large old-fashioned flannel quilt that weighed somewhere between ten and twenty pounds, and he came to me and asked my advice about taking it. He did not want to d^ase ,hls mother. I said, "Steve, let's take It and stick to It as long as we can, ana then try and put It where it will do some one else good." It was agreed and we hung on to It through all the various marches and counter-marches, until we reaphed Vlcksburg, or Sherman's attack In the rear of Vicksburg, on the 28th of November, when we were compelled to give It,up. Blue, UBBUllca *jv-n-« __J guide, who thus gives an artless and Interesting account of his personal experience In the battle. The enemy lost a hundred and fifty killed and about three hundred wounded and ca P™ re « The Federal loss was reported to have been but eighteen killed and some thir ty-flve wounded. The struggle lasted only forty minutes, when the enemy fled precipitately, abandoning every thing, camp and camp equipage, pro visions, artillery and ammunition, t our victorious troops. In the meantime while Rosecrans was routing the en emy at Rich Mountain, General Me Clellan was advancing toward Beverly. He arrived at night before the enemy s fortified position at Laurel Hill, ana waited but for the break of morning to plant his cannon on a commanding position and begin his attack. The. mornins came, and it was discovered that the enemy had fled, abandoning their strong position, which was occupied by a ae- tachment of troops under General Morris, while McClellan himself delayed not a moment In pushing forward to Beverly to prevent their retreat In that direction. The enemy thus headed off by the prompt movement of McClellan, were forced to countermarch and seek another outlet of escape. They now fled down the valley toward St. George. McClellan at once dispatched Captain Benham, with a detachment from his own force, to join General Morris and the troops left In occupation of the enemy's abandoned camp, and followed the fugitives in rapid pursuit. General McClellan, In his report of the action under Rosecrans, gave a characteristically terse yet comprehensive account of the victory. OBITUARY. * United States Consul Enoch J. Smithers died at Hioga, Japan, from a para- y tic attack. , - * „* William S. Klmball, vice-president ot the American Tobacco company, ana dentlfied with many other corporations, died at Rochester, N. Y. ... Col. Henry A. Starr, a well-known veteran of Milwaukee, is dead. Lycurgus Dalton, for five terms postmaster of the house of representatives, is dead. Walter ,.««» W. Greenland, ex-adjutant general of Pennsylvania, and a weu- known politician, died at Clarion. Baron von Reldel, Bavarian minister of worship, Is dead. FOREIGN. Emperor William, at the head of detachments of the army, visited Prince Bismarck and presented him a swora ° Maurice Kozmlnskl of Chicago has been decorated with the Palmes Acade- mique by the French government. Many distinguished German statesmen and soldiers went to Bismarck a residence and congratulated him on his approaching birthday. Senor de Lome ta reported to have been appointed Spanish minister to tne United States to succeed Senor Mur- U fThe wound received by LI Hung Chang' is not serious. There IB ffreat Indignation in Japan over the attack on the peace envoy. ~ 0 o~» LI Hung Chang, the Chinese peace envoy, was shot in the face by a la- natlc while returning from a conference with the Japanese plenipotentiaries. Teresa Decovora, an alleged saint Is inciting the ignorant people at Muia- to, Mexico, to rebel against the govern-, "T terrific storm swept over Great Britain, killing many persons, ana causing great damage to property. The British steamer Storm King ran Into and sunk the Italian bark Giuseup- pe during a fog. The crew was rescued. 4eathj Jt has been to ih ,wd kill not a few oeings who ,have Mortally or in&dyertently eaten grain or flour >R Ti?above paragraph refers of course •to s?S9t and n'ot to aW Canary QTW, •The latter is merely a host to tfce , and tne above is the exper; ot wly one man, We 4o not 8U ; ttto P^nt is subject to w- » Readers of the Farmers' ^ bad experience in this V pwawa to } BUtucpOiu-n^ — —--" omoll A fair proportion of large to small farms would probably offer the begt re- suite in the solution of the above ques- ti0 To show the difference in the circulation of money between a large farm in a settled country and a number of smftU farms wWoh, cpmbined Save the same area, the following ex' wriple will be of ,generai interest;, in Germany, near Berlin, are two eg — each, Qne estftie is of one man, a good with sufficient oapitai, the w*^ estate is. divide,* b farmers, good farmers and out means. Both estates pay ally mm average ?75Q pQWttwnity and •-*- *----- the large farm pays ad, ?IV>' uary is Just received. It says: Cold weather, prevailed during the month of January. Snow fell in the early part of the month in sufficient amount to afford good protection to the wheat plant. The average depth of snow in the lower peninsula on the 15th was about eight inches, and at the end of the month there had been no reduction. In reply to the question, "Has wheat during January suffered injury from any cause?" 192 correspondents in the southern counties answer "yes and 295 "no;" in the central counties, 84 answer "yes," and 142 "no," and in the northern counties, 8 answer "yes, *A oft «T,r>» Tha total number of I never will forget the look on Steve's face when he said to me, "Joe, what will we do with the quilt?" It is too heavy to carry any longer." I said, "let us take and cover it over some of those poor fellows who are wounded." So we went aboard the steamer City of Memphis, and on the hurricane deck we found some of our company wounded and shivering in the cold night air, and we quietly covered It over them, and I remember hearing one of them say as we walked away, "Thank God, God bless you." Steve choked up and did not speak for some time after we went ashore. This was late at night. It was hard to give up the old quilt that had been such a comfort to us, but we had disposed of it as we had sigreed to on leaving home, Stephen, b'ig-hearted friend that he was, answered the last roll call on the 21st of January, 1894, and his remains were laid to rest in the old Bethel graveyard, in Falrfleld county, Ohio, the writer having been separated from him nearly ever since the war^J. G. Stemmen, Death of Iiobencrnla. A correspondent, writing to a South African contemporary, supplies what he states is the true story of the death of the great Matabele chief, Lobengula, It Is a pathetic story. The correspondent relates: "Lobengula, suffering from smallpox, worn out by his long flight, disappointed in his hope of peace, and altogether broken down by the loss of his country, his power, and possessions, came to a halt at last among the mountains north of the Shanganl river. Here he begged his witch doctor to give him poison with which to end his life, but the man refused. The despairing chief went up a hill to the foot of the crag which tops it, and, sitting there, he gazed for a long time at the sun as it slowly sank toward the west. Then descending, he again demanded poison of his doctor and insisted till finally it was given to him. Once more POLITICAL 90 "no." The total number ascending A Fi?»JJ> WK If •• -»«» ii'v« i 1 *-*-" 1 '' «'! •- c a license to run and . bushels of wheat ^ported marketed by farmers in January is 1,061,838, and In the six months, August-January, 7296,941, which is 1,952,971 bushels (ess than reported marketed in the Same months last year. At twenty elevators and mills froro which reports have been received, there was So wheVmarketed during the month. The condition of live stock averages from 93 to 97 per Cjmt, OW}g»l«m of Six Sojaiers. There Is a woman living In the Sin- nama.honing valley, Pennsylvania, who has been an Orr, and by marriage she ------ her name to the slope, he seated himself against the crag took the poison, and gazed at the setting sun, stolidly awaiting the death which presently put an end to his sufferings and his blood-stained life. There is something pathetic and grand In the picture. It is the last scene of the great epic, the conquest of Mata- beleland. His followers found him seated there in death, and, piling stones and rocks around him, they left him. Whether he was placed in his royal chair, flanked by guns and covered over with his blankets or other possessions, as described In the South African Review, I know not. All this may be true, and also that a ptrong palisade of tree trunks was planted around the spot, Minnesota legislature is bill which, If adopted, will prevent nuns teaching in public schools. Citizens of Lexington, Neb., are^urging Sam Wol Tal, a Chinaman, to make the race for mayor of the place. Illinois house has passed a bill calculated to abolish truck stores in connection with coal mines in the state. Revisors of elections in St. Lou s have completed their work by eliminating 11,548 names from the poll books. Republican leaders of Illinoisi will urge the legislature to defeat the Humphrey pool selling bill, which has created a storm. . Milwaukee republican committee has issued a circular urging voters to support Clemenston for Supreme judge An amendment will probably be ad. to the Illinois civil service law which will make the measure satisfactory to the Chicago police and firemen. The revenue reform bill was reported in the Illinois senate with a favorable recommendation. Supreme court of Michigan has decided that the Shaw antifuslon act is le ftotfc houses of the Nebraska legislature passed the bill providing that a, bounty shall be paid on sugar. Gov. McKinley of Ohio says that he will leave the Republican party u W. declares for free silver. At a meeting in New York representatives of six parties gave reasons for their political faith, but I give the story as I heard it, and believe that, as it emanates from Mr. ^/C&JH£ En^s, i^on, \ pawsoVlt* the porrect one." Wnoo i n a n <l the German Soldier*. President Lincoln, wrote the late Ben Perley Poore, spent several afternoons Sand now Bailey. Each of her six dead husbands had been a soldier in the late war, and she mar ^ gedl7theI t j* hardly fair' to say, either, that these I goo^'after'the "battle of Bull Run in husbands are exactly six, for not one of visltin g the regiments which were being them had all of himself left when he, reorgan j ze d In their camp about Wash- succeeded to the title of husband to lngt g n He wore a high silk hat, black this admirer of the military, Three of and b j aok g lQY es, and was ac- the husbands had only one leg apiece; L oropan , e d by Secretary Stewart, who one had, only being be r and ealt colored j. fvw *""." I' ,* 4- trnnf\ hnnlth One nftQ OH*y pcrcw ««.av.^, *--*«« --_ wor « a pepper ajW PJMt W"»ut°W W"M«M<= being with stock in good neaita ^ Q £ ghort a Jeg! another wooed and ™ ^f tt T* a br o?id brimmed felt hat Potato Rotation,—My rotation nas ! W on the widow with pne les| and one tne regi ments which he visited been in the wain, fl«t year pptatoes; arm , an a <tfce sixth, was minus an eye, * composed of Germans, dirty, soiled peon, in WB H4»**»i w* * *• » ai . thjee years ago Jast M ay. ww» v< i»,Tri s tnined. When they were WASHINGTON, Closing arguments were made in the. Debs case before the United States Su^ preme court. An early decision is ex- DGCtfiCl ji Commission sitting in the claims o£ American citizens against the ela government has 4eclaea °jSnteter ThuVston of Hawaii has 'de* elded tQ depart from Washington/be" is government can procially-rfpaU >%1 ••:$ xit 4 ^'Tlf'lilS potatoes; tbirfl year P°- t&en potatoes ad libitum, This one died three years ago Her present hu^and^is not a veteran of the war, and mudstalned. When w they at hat were open WrWQW' Wat per gkUoii'i fxffft tw < IP"!^ *»**»* »** SRiS'HNNp&iSE Si? tSw tts)r»,,Kt'a 4§Bse gjowtb o{ top before. My OUB^OW JMW \W» in NQvemfter, T crop «| potfttgw i s wto , polder "IJwifeflenrf* y*t*F»» vnmv> lowo'tne jineriiYing pis ri^nt hand to, the men on Ws left, an4 nil left bwfl S-tB W ..o? Ws right, M4 «*•• to* fc , A. Q, PJoklnson o? the | lpnjr shaHlng hand over hand, P^-W.., Herbert has oontrao.ted;fpp the construction of ft tprpeOo bqat Qfi,, the Holland type at a cost of |150,000: Arguments on tne applieatiPn w writ of habeas corpus in the were begun before tne gupvme og. j5 W a,n Qutowai^J^l member ,Q| •dnanpe lan wrwpavai Mr,, eievela,n4, toj«. Mr.JSWtaf. ' .... hwrtWy an« payings QO£ bless you " " tfce. you, "• to eaclj. WJien h§ of the front Veteran Camp pf New Heiress to his comrades re* $nat the organization ... .^ „„, , T ._ four years, w with but rfifurne§, ft)Qng the pear r&nfc shafting . That is "to. be kind jjgjsjr Lnd'ever hind, in the MOM the <?ne to. the other, to waylWa <JPY9»tiy thanWni eaph pri to those who are — '«**'"* *- -• -•• fQrtwnja,te M£ eyeg |n;4§ft1* , .e-ra ^p. a«&ft^,£|JWi

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