The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 6, 1895 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 6, 1895
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ftefy, !eet fbt a 4 fo6t loft ,—. "ha- -bum;. At; ittftt ... iiefs,%say 2 by' 4 Inch studding, Baiiooti frame. As thb'too* 16 narrow the* ifafters can be light and netid .no Srtif Una. Board It with neat elding &na line it or plaster 1 inside. With well arranged windows and air ducts you have lig'ht and ventilatloti'as thoroughly utt- f'-j* ;«tef your "control as in the living room k. '*t your house. Such a building as this $V -.can be put up'for one-third the cost of a $ >,' 56 by 60 foot bank barn And be inflnite- p, ">\y be.tter as a'place to house-cows. Two (,«''- objections * will probably be urged £,' Against this single purpose barn—first, '** .-isthat you, will need'a large barn anyhow, if? v for the storage of hay. and grain, and, $'V - secondly, that it will be Inconvenient to i? ' get the coarse provender from the stor- £ '' age .barn to the cow barn. In answer to ["-,., 'tho,first Objection I'can say If new J>< Ibuildings are to be put -up, build them $ ',> long and narrow, as in the case of the {$,' cow barn before* described, for the same »; v saving in the cost of the smaller sized fjj r lumber can be made. Lumber, of'What l /v \ we call yard sizes costs $12 to?15 per KM'*, thousand. .Sawed sizes cost $18 to J20, :*V' ,'aud' quite large sticks, which have to be $$ of good pino, may cost ?30. Such a gf*.' I. building as above indicated can be built fV; 'of yard sizes and would not cost over ({''^•/lialf as much as a square bank barn of |&/\the Chester county pattern of the same |£ < j 'capacity. If your old barn is good, take fervour your ..basement stables, drop your '$?' 'bays and so increase the storage ca- K" pacity. f'' j As to the second'objection, every -j? farmer with land enough to put on 40 %'. or 50 cows to 100 acres will surely have <5/ , a silo and cut his fodder and his hay, £»*•'• and with well arranged'hanging tracks <'| can take his cut feed across-his bam*.'*, yard into his cow barn with more sati I- ^fV faction than in the old way of taking f.,>'. .forkfuls of hay and sheaves of foddw through the dark and narrow entries. , "An extension of this idea of single purpose barns would suggest a horse barn also," which in many ways would bo preferable to stabling them in the basements of bank barns. We used to ..imagine that great straw sheds were ' needed for the storaae of litter, the shel- •ter'of the stock and the protection of the manure. Now we haul our manure 1 directly to the fields, our cows are not 'let out when they require shelter, and the straw should be cut into inch lengths "at the time of thrashing, in whjch case it can be housed in one-third the' usua? space, and actually costs less than to store it away uncut.—Pbila- *X ,/<lelphia Ledger. 4' , i , '. { \ • \' Western Pastures. i,- One of the foremost considerations • with the dairyman is the matter of : K qheap and effective, food. In the West , , "here, even at this comparatively early f fo''* day, the cry is for more pasture room. v!*' 'As a matter of fact the absence of good §£''• pasturage for the cows at about this ,;*',',' tjmel of the ^;ear, as, a rule, is com- J#-lf i plained- about a good deal more in this ,f"' section than it is further East where j^ \they lave learned to depend upon f£. some thing better. It is now conceded f|f »by, dairymen who have studied all sides •£''', *<?f the question, that the' porn field will il4!< ftfj'jjish more of the right kind of food 3 V ( £ fpr tb'e dairy cow than will the pasture. 5/^ • That Is to say, ..turn the pastures into JF^ppr'n fields and clover a/nd alfalfa !%/• 'meadow's, then prepare the feed fpr the t'tA/'xJPWB for every month the year arpund, l-'i :and'it will be discovered that milk and 14-7 butter, are produced* at'a lessened cost. &y*' Tbis£inannef of feeding necessarily *'P, Crisis* *!»*> requisition the silo, By $£$ 'I this ineans several advantages are had, 14* It is possibly-to feed through a long fcVVdwmtfc' 1 Just the same as 1 though the fAS? ' - 'were green and without any pf'cost. It ia algp possible to the Ipng winter on a m}5k Va.$lon.'that is grown on the as^cheap-as gpas,s Itself, right- HIn$ pf ration for win- feeling it encourages pjpj-e pf win- •.-,..,. tenWe"fftfm|ng, Jt is foynd to be in s witft" the J^ea of cutting down ._ iliat%iSrt^Il ail sotletle! afiWcffttibT^IBmflbrtnem? tttfi" fi8t,wdil!d ( it, s AtJl fe&tUfl anbtbif eaf-a* atfaif, w^ild M cVigmyf,' it fcbt ftiftitell. ft pabulum' f of > fcdultrT Writes to ventilate 'theft 1 'lltefaf>' at> taiHiaents pa attd dbfl for a lofig, The judge,' t6 Suit all,, must b§ !< dally endowed with certain <ftial . aifleng wliich might be .mentidhed well versed in the business, which means tact and experience; he must be quick, agreeable, absolutely accurate, unvarying in judgment, have a retentive memory, possessed of patience, and to be able to measure up defeated exhibitors he must be a phrenologist, ft physiog- nomist, and > a psychologist or hypnotized, tn fact, sUch a man cannot bo found, and therefore, resort must be had, to those possessing fewer virtues. If a judge is required to use a score card he will have between twenty and twenty-five subdivisions of a fowl to examine, each of which may be defective in from one to six or more places, and all such defects will vary in from one-fourth to five or more points in valuation, and In a class of twenty fowls his mind or attention, it is possible, will be or may be brought Into direct operation over 7,000 times,-and what is expected is that he shall go over and over the same specimens time and time again and have tho results exactly alike; or if after a week has elapsed a few of the specimens included in the twenty named meet him elsewhere, he is expected to,place them in the same notches again as a ,test of bis expert skill, ability" and honesty, no matter what changes may have been made in the circumstances and conditions surrounding them—a thing impossible, and its like or analogy is not found in all nature,' a thing which cannot be done whatever system of scoring he uses, or whatever committees or associations recommend him; and it is safe to say that it is impossible for a judge, to score fowls in any considerable numbers, or at different times and places, and make the scores<exactly alike when done twice or more, but with a few extra or fine fowls he may score sufficiently close to have the results approximately alike. t Greater poultry .Profit*. Tears ago, says E. H. Davis in The' Poultry Monthly, the poultry business was not as lucrative as It is at the present time. During the .winter months, although our poultry was well sheltered and fed and great care used to keep the ^buildings clean, giving plenty of fresh water, etc., we 'found "at the opening of the spring we had no remuneration for Our labor, as cost of grain, scraps, potatoes, etc., far exceeded the income of, eggs. We have now a better way of feeding,' and most excellent results have followed. We feed cut green bones in fair quantity every other day, and some of the time every day. They are inexpensive, and with a good bone cutter they make when cut fresh every day so Wee a food that we can only liken It to a nice rare steak to a hungry man. The'fowls love it'. They thrive, and the chickens grow rapidly when fed on it. The mineral part of this food gives chickens material for their growing bones, and for the laying hens the shells, while the, meat, gristle and juices in these green bones give material for the flesh to the growing chickens and interior of the egg in abundance. So now our fowls, instead of being overfat in winter, are giving us eggs, Instead of being a sorry looking, dejected, unprofitable lot during the molting period; they are wide awake and strong, and'many of'them go, so far as to give us eggs regularly at this time. The grain bill being largely re- 'duced, the egg yield being increased and no loss from sickness, all aid in making our winter and spring rocprd very encouraging, and no one could induce us to neglect the feeding of green bone freshly cut at all seasons of the year, i ' ' ' " « Sllke* Manly Miles has this to say of the abpve named breed; This breed, sometimes called Silky, or Negro fpwls, have a very peculiar appearance; thety plumage being BO unlike that Pf other ifpwls, as to be scarcely reeogBised as feathers; while the skin, of the fowl ia deep YlPlet color, almost bla'ck, the -•-w bq»es befog of the same hue which gives it a Uk wb,e,R prepared, for the je f}ea|», jupwever, ja .u.t wu.O-liUI.lU WlKJOifc UlGbn.9 **« v Tb fod& - la winter, 8f tnrwgfe liter ig feeisfitt, feM some oil meal eaes &f twice ft w&e'kj a%e gife Bite fauUeffflHk, is the acid in it tedii^g Ms itesh'Sfld helps f6 feyf> hifii vigweu& Boii't let the" libtr fe't tab j)eaf, it' is a Mistake io let him get as p^of as, Job's ttifkey* ¥o get lots of pigs, the boftf should be befit in good, healthy doiidi- tlbn, not tea fat, to make him sluggish, of. tod flows but 1 in as good health as possible t& get geed, strong, healthy' pigs, We shbttld remember that this is laying the foundation of success in the coming pig crop, if tho pigs - cbma weakly and diseased, no amount of feed will bring them out, ^ "The service Of the boaf is vefy important, and where a gf eat many mistakes are made, Some will turn the boar in with the sow, or several sows, perhaps, and let them fun with him all through the period of heat, The boar will, no doubt, serve a sow six or eight times during her heat. This will run htm down, until he will not get full, strong litters. Every 'breeder and farmer, as well as those who raise hogs, 1 should have a breeding box. This can be easily made of common fence boards, 1x5 inches; make it 16 to 18 inches, wide, 26 inches high, and five feet long, without top or bottom. Nail a seven- inch slat across tho bottom of the rear end of the box, then make a bridge three feet long, two feet wide and seven inches high. Place this at the rear end of the box; when the sow is in, this will give the boar seven inches elevation, and in.this way he can serve the larger sow without straining himself. One service'is-enough; then put the sow in a quiet place by herself until she goes out of heat.' This Is for large sows and largo boars. If a small sow and a large boar are used, put a temporary bottom in the box to raise the sow. Always watch and assist the sow by placing a board under her belly to hold her up; in this way small sows may be bred to heavy boars," , German Quarantine Regulations. The Department of Agriculture has received from its agent in Berlin copies of the quarantine and prohibition regulations at present in force in the German empire In regard to the importation of live stock and fresh meat. These regulations affect various countries as follows: "Russia and Austria-Hungary—The Importation of cattle, sheep, hogs and goats, also fresh beef, mutton and goat meat, is prohibited. "Roumania.Servia and Bulgaria—The importation of hogs, - goats and fresh mutton is prohibited. -Also that of fresh beef from Roumania. "Italy—The importation of cattle, sheep, 'hogs and goats from Italy and allied states is prohibited; also cattle and hogs imported into Italy from Prance, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Great-Britain andiIreland. From England sheep for breeding' purposes may be imported, if special permission bo obtained. "America—The importation of cat- 'tle and fresh beef is prohibited. The provincial presidents of the German government may order horses and sheep imported from the United States of America to be held at the landing place for observation and inspection. Pork imported from the United States must be accompanied by a government certificate of inspection." Winter Eeed. ' Timothy hay stands at the head of the lino in the market as a coarse feed for stock; and yet for farm feeding I do not regard it as comparable to clover bay when rightly cured, nor so desirable as corn fodder (stover) for milk cows, s^eep, or horses that are not at hard work. Timothy is In demand in city markets because it is easily transported and -handled, and consumers are accustomed to its use, On the farm where corn is grown, and where clover hay can be made reason* ably free from dust by extra care, timothy n?ay be dispensed with in a great degree. At prevailing prices fo? hay, there is. no stock to which timothy can be fed at a profit, and those who have fodder should prepare to save and use it to the best advantage. The ' first s^ep in this direction is to cut the corn as soon as if Is dry enough to pu|: into shpok, When the corn is dry enough to crib, Jt should be husked out »nd the loAdev tie^ Jp bundles, Tyfeere there are po machines for shredd^g the fodder and. one lacks the, j»qwer to cut it. #* e ^ dde r, ca» bo piu JUiitp «»e mow, o> stacked, and the» t e<J Jong, an|) there should be Chaste al^he s$e of the bjdfp to receive the J>n$j., ,WhW Jed Jong, |b,e fodder from $B aepe 9* me-,, •dlum, ,th$j?k corn' win Jujnjsh enpugh ' at the dhleagb ft>§ tfe^ paftme&t, has fouhd a iie*w iofrn tit protection for his firemen, the priSi** erty 'of citizens <m* danger ed by doflfia* gfatlons and the lives of- human be a •Ings imperiled by smoke and flames. While this new life saving' instrument is known as the Bader firemen's smjJke p'rotector attd is the Invention and property of att Indianapolis resident, a majority of Its vital principles have been the outcome of suggestions made by Chief Swenie In the last two years to the inventor, Since fire-fighting became a science, .best exemplified by the conduct of the Chicago department, the first In the world, the one serious question before the fire chiefs and Unanswered for many years, was how best to protect firemen from suffocation, or the contraction of pulmonary diseases when fighting what arc technically THE SMOKE PROTECTOR, known as "smoke" fires. The b'est exemplification of a fire of "this kind is to be found in a blaze in a tobacco factory, or where large quantities of oil are stored. The smoke in fires of this nature Is usually so heavy and poisonous that no fireman dare enter the burning building without instantly endangering his life. Ordinarily the most daring fire chief will not let his men enter, with the result that the seat of the fire is not located and much property destroyed before the flames are finally subdued. Chief Swenie put in service in the Chicago department two of the Bader machines the other clay, and orders for others will bo given as soon as these two are given a final practical test. He believes he has found the apparatus which for all time will make "smoke" fires in the big warehouses of Chicago child's play for his men. Hitherto firemen in such a fire have had the use of a simple nose protector and moiith cover, which, while better than nothing, has really operated so that a fireman could not breathe ^through his nose, while, at the same .time, he received air surcharged with, 'gases and far different'from what his lungs were accustomed to. Another machine, an improvement on the nose muzzle, has been invented, which is 'operated through the use of chemicals, but it has been found that these chemicals were unreliable when effectiveness was most desired. i The apparatus adopted by the Chicago department and which is to supplant all others looks like the headgear of a diver when he is preparing to descend Into the waters with his boll. It consists of a helmet placed over the head and face and fitting closely to the shoulders. The outer 'construction of the helmet is an asbestos tanned leather or asbestos cloth which is proof against fire, heat, steam, a»l1»S s.hrfl t djed, or cut, a Jejs -' tikttlfife i* fry' ttt w%SfeT« hlftfseff); «6 '688>aifr fifteen tf> l6t iy §* Ifiietiidti'ilf'Ji tto eMStrltcte-d that l! felre? etnfatftl ffi the t6fi »f the 1 f^efftflryl&Fees^ thS alf 'ths tuijty tutj^ftifeide ti» & lit and thCmduth:, fft regard W tnlS Swenie has already eSfcef iMentid, Ing one, of his fifre&ien {rtit the helmet dfl and reffitilii inside !of 4 stifflclenUy long iieriod of time to demdfistfate whether he suffered atty IneonVenleflce ad td breathing, f he Bfemafi feattre 6ut as fresh as when he entered. Fresh air la constantly being fotced Into the Inside and creates an outward pressure, while the foul air la forced out through the neck geaf, and around the bottom of the helmet, which ia lined with lamb's wool ott the lower edge, The eye pieces or look-outs are made of clear mica and protected by cross<-wires. The ear plates have a special diaphragm so as to make tho hearing perfectly distinct. A horn is placed below and in front of the helmet to be used for a call, and Is convenient for a signal at any time. The helmet does not weigh over five pounds, and Chief Swenie believes it will afford full protection to the head from falling debris. Chef Swenie points out that pneumonia Is a very common disease among firemen and that the reason for this is the frequent Inhalation of poisonous gases. He is convinced that the new helmet will remove this exposure and that eventually the entire department will be equipped with it or some improvement If that Is possible. More than two years ago he was approached by the inventor with a helmet which he Instantly rejected. The chief's long experience In fire fighting, though, led the patentee to consult him as to what he would suggest for a perfect head helmet. His advice was taken, with the result that the helmet now accepted by the Chicago department Is practically something out of his own brain. He will take the helmets now purchased and place them on two of the trucks now doing service in the heart of the city. He will not make an experimental test of them, but give them their first real test trial In some great fire. If they prove themselves to be what he thinks they are he will immediately ask for authority to purchase enough to equip every truck company In the city. "The helmet," he said to the- writer recently, "will become part of the necessary equipment of every fire company, It will enable men to enter the densest smoke, live, locate the fire; get a lead of:hoso upon it and put it out before It has spread. The form which I have adopted carries no nose pressure with \M aasi ^?^t« wr MAKING A RESCUE, it, leaving that and the mouth freb The ears and the eyes are amply protected, and the fireman gets tae all to breathe which his lungs are accus' tomed to. He can practically go where he wishes to and have for a sufficient length of time all of .the pure air he needs, One man can handle the machine, put it on, charge^it and enter the burning building. He can dt this in less than a minute. It is just what I have wanted, and will prove, I believe, of the greatest value to us." A valuable gold medal is offered to the fireman who first 1 saves a'human Jife while wearing the helmet, Chief Swenie is o* the opinion that a householder could have one of these helmets in bis bed room and use it in case of fire, not only for his QWJI pro* tecUon, bui as a-means p| saving'his family before the flremep arrived, , On tepard of ship, he points out, where dangerous fires break out in the hoUl, the helmet could be used to enable the sailors to penetrate every part, which they cannpt do .Qpw. Bui above all these coaslderatioRs he is ^tisfled that he has fQUftd a new foe to ffre fa Chi' clip's great 'structures,, wWs& wil],ha fine, of tfc<» m.p8t'efffottyf!.in. hii» to cQtyquoi'lhiP natural ... fitti«S*lrt WbfRfmIS feiiiftt l^nls i» tfsn.wwfcs'dtf Ml „ m&lt fct, sctftirr' fwer w flue &, ' Miss t>lah4 Vaftghafl. Sehfifal IhfefJgetor .8f In8 cifeflafi sect-, wfitf is saict td &# 14! leaB, has be^dme" a ft&fnan' Oathb..,. While Slaying! golf fit BoHlMIi other d&y t Majof GeHfefal Lte6hd ( a eran of the fftdlan mutiny, dfogpsif:- dead. He was 6a jMrsi old and suitef*Y Ing from heart disease., '>; \ 'Charles Leroy, whose -"Colonel ftaffl* '' ollbt" stories, saliMSlng the absurdities , s Of Frehch officers, led to a series &T s plays' and books attacking the abusas prevalent in the French army, died ?e> r eently ia Paris, . , Ht,r Oura, th6 baritone, the original ', Wdtati in "t>§r tting deS NibelUngeh," has been discharged from the Munich Hoftheater, aB his Voice is no longer fresh enough, He will confine to concerts. Consolatldll. A—Whv BO downcast, doctor? D—A patient whom I begail tu yesterday has jtist'dled. „>«.«... > A—Oh, don't worry about that; he might have died anyway, » The grocer Is vory often a man of funny,. •weighs. 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