The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 18, 1895 · Page 1
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 18, 1895
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VOL AL40NA, KOSSUTH OOtT^TY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1896. Letter Line. TO OFFER THEIBEST AND CHEAPEST LINE Of Holiday Goods Ever ^is Complete in Every Department Is our Holiday Line for the season of 95-6, With a very Elaborate Assortment Bought direct from manufacturers, we believe we -are in a position to offer Superior Values- We can safely promise UNEQUALED VARIETY from which to select, and we °.an assure you the LOWEST PRICES. -F. W. DINGLEY, -THE DfcUGGlST. Storm Sash. Storm Sash! Cold weather is a part of this country and is just as' sure as death and taxes, and'when it comes with a hump and a jump VAOCtLMJ. ClfJJLUL UdAOP« C.UXJ.UU Ylf JJ.OAJ. J. U \J\JM-Ll\JtJ ft J. UJJ. 9M JLA U.JU-L £/ U*AA\A«« ,J UJUUM you'll rave, and .tear, because you didn't buy some STORM WINDOWS 4 and put them on while the weather/was pleas_• A. . ijr/-vn AT. •*....• m.^.11..L.MI.^..-. _>_-.a iX.._ £„„«« ON LACASINE PLANTATION. Interesting Facts About Rice Culture on a Great Louisiana Plantation. ' Archie Hutchison Tells How He Raises , i,000 Acres,of Rice and .Tells, a,Duck ~ Pine Slabs. For Kindling, HAMILTOFS. WE ARE GfcOING- • ^ Celebrate Christmas • r 1 *^ A wmiii '*•** f>» W. *w"f« «•> "<py ' , %jy3L If JgiJ,i| ) if' J _ fJSi%m lAr ,CZvJ\r J ' * , ^f*ij& ± " ! ^^ TO THE BOYS , V '^ ^' ' •! Jf' *• v^" 7l1 *" r * "" ,"•-" ^V7-. ' gall at guy store lyQ,m : ^ o?giaQfe to/3 J, There are some planters who have tid water frontage, and must depend dfi the rainfall for their supply of Water. When the rainfall is insuf- leient the crop is att entire failure, as Ice is a Water plant. It is amusing to eethese "providence rice farmers*" as they are called, take care of a field oil water. Of course if the water ttdtild escape they Would have no way of replacing it again, unless Providence Would be kind enough to give them an- ither rain. Two young men had in a reld of "providence rice" near here, tfid they were Walking the levies one dn£ with theit shovels on their shoui- lers, when they discovered H large ireak in the levee. They tried to stop t with their shovels, but the sods Were lotced out by the swift current as fast is they placed them in the opening. Finally one of them threw himself icioss the breach while the other repaired the broken levee. About two weeks before the crop is •feady to harvest the levies are all cut itid the water allowed to escape into ;he bayous. The hot sun soon dries the fields so that the grain can be bapfested in the sa-ue manner as you harvest wheat. Of course the crop is much heavier and requires stronger machinery.' The plant grows about four or five feet tall, and the machines are set to cut it about eighteen inches Frbm-the ground. The crop is usually thrashed out of the shock and the grain sacked and stored in the ware- Bouse and shipped by schooner or steamboat as above discribed. You told me to give a description of the Lacasine Plantation, but I have said so much already that I cannot go into details* I will say, however, that this plantation is by nature and by improvement one of the best rice plantations in the south. The land is Vfery level and very easily levied. There are ninety acres in some of the fields. If the land were the least rolling or loping it would have to be cut into elds of five or six acres. It is also easily and quickly drained as it lies along the bank of the bayou and the water escapes immediately when the levy is cut. The irrigation plant is one of the best in this part of the country, the .engine and pump alone Having been put in at a cost of $5,000. The warehouse js built on the edge of the bayou, so that the steamboats and sailing vessels can run right up to the door and load or unload a cargo. Sjnce I came here, I have, planted out several acres of fruit, consisting of apples, pears, large purple and yellow plums, figs, peaches, Japan persimmons and orange trees. i-H wish 1 hajd time and room to tell the boys some hunting stories (facts). •T"o7«j jusf-tell one'instance and ,,wind LACASINE PLANTATION, CALL'S LANDING, LOUISIANA, Dec. 10—: EDITOB: , I will now try and comply with your request, and write the REPUBLICAN a few lines on the subject you suggested, but if I should not keep strictly to the subject—rice culture—] know your good natured readers will excuse me. It will be necessary to give some idea of this section of the state before taking up the subject .proper. The surface of the country is very level and the land lies very little above the level of the gulf,'there being hardly any point in the rice district south of the Southern Pacific railroad that is over fifteen feet above the level of the sea. The country is well watered by streams, lakes and bayous. These streams and lakes serve several purposes. First, they supply the water for irrigation; second, they are neces- sarj for quick drainage, and last bul not least, they enable us to dispose of our crop quickly, as they are all very deep, therefore navigable, The steamboats can run right up to the plantation warehouse and load from 1,000 to 1,500 sacks of rice at a load and carry it to the gulf and connect with schooners there, or take it to a point >where the railroad crosses the streams, when it can be shipped by rail to any, desired point. •jn opening up a new plantation the grovwd is plowed rather shallow ant pulverized with disc harrows, The seed is sown and harrowed in the same manner as wheat or pats, Then levies are thrown up around the plantation aboqt eighteen inches high. -Jf the ground is not very level, cross, levies will be necessary to bold ,the water pn %e high places. As soon as the stand is about six inches high,- it is ^opded by means p(! large irrigation pumps, which are, placed on the, bank of the bayou, stream pp lake, an^ tbe .water; is gpndwctefl tp the , djfferen ~ •• thrpugh surface, canals or * ( i crop grows,'fcbe water is __,-ft tyi ear§ being tafem, hpw erer, neyej? to goYM-uie stand, A ^. _,__,. ,Q & ^ w j, gjgj^ejQ wgtej? feb»j ' , thj -'-' v ^ : •"•<;?;-7^^ 4^ ; ^;; ; ,liiii nnnlfa a.t<n T,tim*niif7niv 7 nnmnlAT.n*&V^runnn"mir.!ravnat»iannas1>iifHatt*aAtaiia K lvaa^ Atrait The Nicest Newest Stock oi Hardware in The Country to Select . From.... Do not fail to see what we have fot We carry a nice line of Silverware In fact everything found in a first-class Hardware Store. A new lot of to choose from, Yours for business, .Stephenson & Stacy. I Wasftwakened by the discharafe^ of a S un which was fired out in the rice eld. '"*!, knew there <were some commercial hunters in the neighborhood whom I had forbidden to hunt on the plantation, b'ut who were taking the opportunity during my Sunday morning sleep, but I got up and took a few heavy loaded shells and started after the rascals. When I 1 got to the rice field I could not see any person, but on looking over the fence I saw the ground literally covered with big mallard ducks. I did not intend to shoot, as I do not approve of hunting on Sunday, but when they flew up the temptation was to'o great. I let drivel I pumped four shots through them and picked up twenty-five ducks, and there were several wounded ones that ran off among the long stubble which I did not find. How is that, boys? Truly Yours, A. HUTCHISON. RE MO VED! To Chrischilles' Block; Patterson & Son.——. Where, we will be pleased to see all our old customers and many new ones. We have just opened up one of the most complete lines of Crockery, Lamps, Glassware, Etc, as Mere is in the Northwest, Call and look over ..our 1 stock; it gives us pleasure to show our goods. - '' " ""PATTERSON & SON." Our New Goods are Here And we are Showing the Most Complete Stock of A SPECIAL DEPOT RATE. For,the convenience of parties who change. The Telephone Co. have arranged for a, local rate of ten cents for telephone service to these points,' by calling at,tbe central office.. "* . ' MONEY, I am loaning money on farm lands at six, per cent interest. Only a small charge will be made for procuring this cheap money. The.borrower can have Lhe privilege of paying off all or any part pi his mortgage at the time of paying interest. • J, t J. BYAN, Ofiice over the postofBce, Algojm, la. i ' ICEJ JQE! Leave prefers for. ice' a| Sbadle & Long^s me. market. FURNITURE Ever brought to Algona. , The latest , styles. The lowest prices. We sell the Gold ' Medal" and Superior Carpet Sweepers, which are the best Bissel's carpet sweepers made . \ ; GOME AND SEE D. MeQREGQB, WE HAVE THEM IN; STOCK 'sale, A very flap animal, three months old, "In" Box $0, Algona, fti—ttl money to loan en •v

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