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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 13, 1896
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Oflftflltft tlie Y poultry expefi* ence ebvers about eight y€ars. 1 have kept the single comb Brown Leghorns ' attd fetift Leghorns. My house is Just an ordinary one ( With Windows on the south side. In the morning I usually soft feed of some kind, and feed it I0 t Then 1 feed oats, wheat or some lar grain, hoed in the sand, so they have to dig for it. Corn if fed at night, and meat scraps once or twice a yeek.' We have never grown fowls for narket till last year, when I was able o dispose of our last of June hatch at 5 cents per pound. We have had good uccess in raising chicks, We feed wiled eggs once a day till the little >nes ate two weeks old, with bread •runihs at the' other meals, with corn oatmeal. We have had little loss belt 1ft mttt6ts, a* ftuch trouble with\ H6 lives bft cbftt ro\ therefore becomes tt6 rotate coffi, keeping It fields fof a few yetts fnay b§ Starved 6ttt. . forego the use Of (ftffi fully aniM«L would Militate against the soiling sys* teifa witfi us. Mf. Monrad spoke oft how tb Milk the cow. tM a g6od dairy maid, it Would brj & blessing for Michigan if the gifts did the milking, for the ineti Would then have to fix up the stables and keep them clean. 1 have seen a great many stables where one had to put on, long boots to go ifltd them. Why do 1 bell eve that girls should milk? because faey are gentler. My experience of six years taught me that to milk a cOw properly you have got to be on good terms with the cow. I once had a white I heifer that was a beauty, but she was wild. 1 kept my temper for a little over two weeks, and she was kicking all the time. Then I lost my temper and used the stool. I did not milk that dow any mere. I sent her back to my brother who had a good many covrs and did not need to milk them all. In fact, he only milked ten cows to get enough milk for family use. f But men may learn how to milk. If when you go home you will induce the young men to weigh the milk right along, you will find that it will make a great difference in the interest they take in the milking. Buy good inilk- &m m fiw; fin ttt ..JL inatJ if slots ItottatflhMttiJMrw^ nals, all It-haS to do iS>ta gd ott, exploring expedition aftef ebiM •dis%a$e, They are sufe id-find itswt* ef or feter, and if they dd not find It they tan scare up aomethlat *&™** like it to answef the put pofie. As thef e is no part ot tha worId .where the da* mestlc stock does not suffer some from disease, therefore it becomes an easy matter to exclude wherever efcclusibn Is desired. , .. it the united States wanted to shut out all foreign Importations of animals it could easily do so. It would not make any difference if the disease would fl6t feproduce Itself in this country, the ex» cuse ought to be sufficient in the eyes of our foreign-friends. Take, for m» stance, the exclusion from a certain foreign country of our beeves Under plea that Texas fever exists in the tJnited States. Though it has been explained to them that that fever could not possibly live in that .country', and that the disease is carried only by thf ticks and not by contact of animals, yet the prohibition stands. • ' We do not suggest that the United States resort to such underhand treatment of the subjects of foreign nations BriB " " g^y^f," tna wH0 *nli trap *nt0*w fal^M^MifS* oft* »m»l* ^^tJ&ZSSIlfa tint to E.pnau'tertui^wg lil$M«W»ktiw—' id swore out itfud, Bettlft the Slit** Qusilloft la Ml* tttitf* ftfld %*fr< ' tfrrtitw » the f . Wit iiS that, l^do fi« wbft'df that Mft( his drtc«'<taft« irt AifciBwA rt but of aftd wtteB. they w^tw' tti hla»e. fittt .< 6l the tiMmtutioti WlWft. We have how more feasoft fot that acknowledgement ef di- our fathers fift dlU govefnfnetit, among othef great things which he did, according 10 my text, was to , ---j,—,^ ^ ftnd all , n p feace , «,,,* nt any ing that there must have been and if any | ^s B ^ 6Ms&l glnCe then tue ^ O f and ours the victory! Since then prostrations, out ol to greater prosperity hat preceded. Since then sanguinary 1862, 1803, 1864 and notwithstanding the tact tnat despotisms were men on earth ought to be endowed with wisdom, it is senators, whether they stand in congresses, parliaments, of relchstags, or assemblies, or legislatures. By their decisions nations gO Up then'the continent has been Copied great cities ffom the Atlantic to or down. Law-makers fire some- times.BO tempted by prejudices, by pec* tional preferences, by oppo personal advancement, and what is best to do is so doubtful that they ought to be prayed couraged in every possible ; demolition, wo are a . tomorrow you will , find in both houses of congress the men ment ol the subjects 01 «r« 1B u u-.»-.. , la all probability the animals brought excoriated, as is much of the t me the --••• - --- *•— ' often the courae , ^ ^ ^ ^ of severely criticised and blamed and th(j pen> wltu wh ,o h th .y e the i £fc m ••>•'!> '••fm &#*• in are not more subject to disease than our own. . On the other hand, our animals that are exported to foreign countries are not more diseased than their own. We realize that the above reason is used in closing the ports against American stock for the reason that exclusion without reason would expose them to adverse legislation by the American congress.—Farmers' Review. E& c ^ -,.^ t -t' -•«., iippi >> ;,3s :f?9 ;.*V-ii A FLEMISH- MILKMAID. from diseases. We keep our coops hlean, with plenty of lime around them, have found the Buff Leghorns very feood layers, and last year we had hockerels that dressed two pounds at feleven weeks old. Having seen the ixperiences of many, in their success knd failures in crossing. w« tried two fcrosses last year. The first was a 3ufl Leghorn cock on Golden Wyan- fiotte hens. 2'he chicks matured iarly, and the pullets are excellent layers. The second was a Buff Leghorn bock and Light Brahma hens. The re- |ult was not so favorable as in the first ase. The chicks matured very slowly, .„„, while the full bloods and the bhicks of the first cross had plump and frery meaty breasts, these latter were 11 skin and bones. I am inclined to ihink that it pays best to breed from Itandard breeds of soine kind, and for ae, none are so satisfactory as the Buff Leghorn. ' R w . Allows. ers, make friends with your cows and test them. Mr. Morse.—I have an old German woman in my employ who does this. She has made friends with the cows Hens too Well Fed. • It is fourteen years since I began to keep poultry. I have handled a good many of the standard breeds, among them being the Light and Dark Brah- mas, Buff, Partridge, Black and White Cochin, Langshan, Silver Wyandotte White and Black Mlnorcas, White and Barred Plymouth Rocks, Leghorns and Hamburgs. I now keep the Barred Plymouth Rocks for market fowls and Single Comb Brown Leghornsjfor eggs. Our house for winter is built three feet into the ground, with floor covered with one foot of leaves for scratching purposes. The roof and sides are doubled and it never freezes. We have no ventilator. I have tried all ways of feeding and am now feeding wheat and buckwheat as soon as they get off the roost in the morning. By 9 a. m. I .rive them boiled potatoes made thick with 1-7 ground buckwheat, 1-7 corn, 3-7 oats, all ground and 2-7 bran. _At 4 n m I feed oats in the leaves. We shin eggs to New York, but sell the fowls allveat home. We get eggs in the winter when we do not get the fowls too fat. About the only losses I have, come from the depredations by hawks. Leghorns are the best layers and mature early. Our greatest obstacle has been in feeding too often and getting, the birds too fat. During the last winter especially We fed some meat to case. Our public men are so often the target to be shot at, .merely because they obtain eminence which other men wanted but could not reach, that more legislature than the people of United States can possibly Imagine. Th'e wholesale belying of our public men Is simply damnable. By residence in Washington I have come to find out that many of our public men are persistently misrepresented, nnd some of the best of them, the purest tfj the)j , C0n8tlluent8 d tmaBterB . see c f od ltt O ur Arner- he could not of an unclouded noon see preferring anarchy* You?,, form is 1 an Insult to theft.' not W regard ft nwh wig di lieve IH God any m6?0 IBM y«u I** regard a matt whd wfRs&s to JflMW L common decency, f euf t>ocket»btidK if - ; * not sate a moment !tt tlie presenti«! m > ^ atheist, cfdd IB the only source ol i«w -» government. Why hot, I**, <*f,~ and let the chairmah 6t the cammit oh resolutions 1ft yOur national WttVW* - tiens take a pti full of mw and with bdld hand head tna •> document with one significant, "Whereas;" aclmowledglttgtnegoodness ot ooa In the past, and begging his Wndness and protection for tho future. Why, my, friends, this country belongs to Goa, and we ought in every possible way to acknowledge H. From the moment that, on an October morning In 1482, Columbus looked over tho side of tho ship and saw the carved staff which mado him think ho was noar an inhabited coun* try, and saw also a thorn and a cluster ot berries (typo of our history ever slnco, piercing sorrows and cluster ot national joys), until this hour our country has been .bounded on tho north, south, east and west by tho goodness the sun in the heavens. As a matter of gratitude to Almighty God, gentlemen of tho American congress, bo pleased to Insert tho tour words suggested by the Methodist conference Not only because o£ the kindness of in their lives and most faithful in the discharge of their duties, are the worst defamed. Some day I want to preach a sermon from the text in II.. Peter: "They are not afraid to speak evil o£ dignities. Whereas angels, which are greater in power an'd might, bring not railing accusation against them bctorc the Lord. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not." So constant and malignant ia this depreciation and scandal iza- tion in regard to our public men that all over the land there are those who suppose that the city of Washington is the center of all corruption, while, what •with its parks and its equestrian statuary, and its wide streets, God to this nation in tho past should such a reverential insertion bo made, but because of the fact that we arc going to want Divine Interposition still further In our national history. This gold and silver question will never be settled until God settles It. This quos-. tion of tariff and free trade will never be settled until God settles it. This question between the east and west, which is getting hotter and hotter and looks toward a republic of the Pacific, will not b<? settled until God settles It. We needed God in the one hundred and twenty years of our past national life, and we will need Him still more In the next one hundred and twenty years. Lift up your heads ye everlasting gates of our glorious constitution, and let the Make ono line ot Clod. The Huguenots took posses-Bion ot the Oarollnas, in the name o! God. William Penn sottlod Phllade • pitta, in tho name of God. The Hoi. landers took possession ot New YorK, In the' name of, God. Tho Pilgrim Fathers settled Now England, In tho name of God. Preceding tho first gun ot Bunker Hill, at tho voice of prayor nil heads uncovered. In the war, ol 1812 an officer cdmo to Gen. Andrew Jackson and .said: "Thcro IS an unusual noise in the camp; it ought to we stopped." General Jackson said, "What Is the noise?" The officer said, "It is tho voice of prayer and praise." Then the General said, "God forbid that prayor and praise should be an unusual nolso in tbe encampment. 'You had better go and Join thorn." Prayer at Valley Forge. Prayer at Monmouth. Prayer at Atlanta. Prayer at South Mountain. Prayer at Gettysburg. "Oh!' B ayu some infldel, "the northern people prayed on one side and the Southern and its archi-1 King of Glory come tn! tectural symmetries, and^itf lovely I of that immortal document radiant homes, it is not only the most beautiful city under the sun, but has the highest style of citizenship. I have seen but with Omnipotence! Spell at leant one- word with Thrones! At the beginning, or at the close, -or in the center, recognize him from whom as a nation we ^i^i'^^^^l^'^^^^f^ Discussing the Cow. (Condensed from the Farmers' Re- jriew stenographic report of the Michigan dairymen's meeting.) F Professor C. D. Smith opened the dis- feussion on the cow. He spoke nrst on the selection of the cow. Where we nsed to select a cow on the total amount bf milk she would give we now pay We attention to tbe relative amount fc butter she will make. She is a good, ow if her percentage of butter fat is urge, provided she gives a fair amount bfmilfc. The chief attention of the |xperiment station during the past two has been toward this point, ^s ' fm J( IWULCkLff^ i - -*-*? -»V ITl*** WW**' T-** apaclly" of a cow is made ma»uesi by esterlor signs? I am ready to assert that swob is the case. Our tows at the station conform most fy to the best dairy type. Howew pf us have time to become good £ external signs of internal <jus .aav most o£ us must buy our cows Judging them by the weight ot nd by tbe test tor butter fat. Q.—Can we judge by the youni al what bind ot a cow ene wi" the future? , A,-Wnen I Picked out my jjid not do it wne» she was a l»we irt, but wben she bad grown up te sajne theory colds good Ja r but a cow: ypu most wait »U atwre before you can tew ^~ Kind of 9. cow iBbe will and they like her and yield a good supply of railk when she milks them. Recently she took a vacation, and I tried doing the milking. I treated them right, but the amount of milk they gave shrank at once and did not greatly increase. But when she came back they at once yielded their accustomed amount, of milk. I think that women are better around cow stables than men, if the stables are kept clean, as all stables should be. Q - _-VVhy will some cows keep clean, while other cows standing beside them and under like conditions will get dirty? Mr. Helm,—Nearly every cow stable in this state is fixed not to keep the cows clean, but to keep them dirty— at least, that is the natural inference of the conditions under which they are kept. The great not think any testimony of any other city on the American continent. ^ "The gavels of our'twb'houses of national legislature will soon fall, and ad- for the future. Print that word "God, or "Lord," or "Eternal Father," or Ruler of Natlons/'somewhere between the nrst word and the last. The Great the constitution Bleeps at them and thought they would do better if they got it twice a day. The result was too much fat. C. A. Waldron, M. D, Lenawee County, Mich. Observation* on Hog KaUInc- • J. M. Welsh, before the Missouri swine breeders, said: We are all aware of the influence of a thoroughly bred sire upon the herd;; and yet it is a mistake to expect satisfactory results in breeding unless the; sows of the hei-d are bred to a point where form, color, and potency become fixtures. • The absence of uniformity in form nd color i« a herd may be set down! as an indication of indiscriminate and faulty breeding. anaer wmca tney ««,, There is a tendency ^ f e ^ rt of' difficulty is that the breeders in ^me localities oward a. VAWM—- .-o 1 T^vnniindPr Ol inu uuuoufcunuw wi»-^i'" •*- journment of two bodies of men as tal- Bxpounaer ° ^ infl AHa|lt , c ented, as upright and as patriotic as P^ J^' hftummlng near b i» pinow of ever graced the capital, will take place. ^^"Xnged lullaby but is there my,,, t«, n m- thrpR unfortunate out- UUBI us ijnjiu» b ,._..•' _... . ,,,„ The two or three unfortunate breaks which you have noticed only make more conspicuous the dignity, the fraternity, the eloquence the fldaltty , '"— -^ ^radiator of the eonBtltu- which have characterized those two -become mu in «*« 1 bodies during all the long months of important and anxious deliberation. We put a halo around great men of the not some one now living, who, in the white marble palace of the nation on yonder hill, not ten minutes away tion by causing to be added the mont tremendous word of our English vocab- people prayed on the other sldo, and so it did not amount to anything." And I have heard good Christian people con-, founded with tho Infldel statement, when It Ia as plain to me as my right hand. Yea; the Northern people prayed in one way, and tho Southern people prayed in another way, and God answered in his own way, giving to tho North the re-establiBhment ot the government, and giving to the South larger opportunlilos, larger than she had ever anticipated, the harnessing of her rivers in great manufacturlrg interests,, until the-'Mobile and the Tallapooaa and the Chattahoochee are Southern Mcrrlnmcs, and tho unrolling ot great Southern mines of coal and iron, of ' which the world knew nothing, and opening before her opportunities of wealth which will gtv« ninety-nine per cent more of affluence than she ever poBROBKed; and Instead of tho black hands of American slaves, there are tho time. Our senate and house of representatives h& r e five such men where' once they had one. il after they a appreciated. ulary; the name of that being before Again before the approaching ad- But it will not be I Journment of our American congress until after they are dead that they ,-III | H-ght «££^ffiS££™. ^ «^,= ,TO t»* ^ tn. tarian schools, and that courtship ne- ,», ,0™,™, havinE a heavy I tween church and state in this country ^^•^£W£fe^^ more industrious black hands of tho coal and iron rnlnc» of the South which are achieving tor her fabulous and un- imagincd wealth. And there are dome* of whlto bloMonw whera upread tho v/hfto tont*. to become rivals. But, before gavels of adjournment drop and 1 one or two things that ought to ready seems temporarily wish it might be completely and for- mangers are too low and the cow has hog lapiMne in range and substance o r t o^7owT- t £t X51 S^«r^ tad S^p2K- te down in the filth. I build | at *£%£% u ™ S^fif* much size must be a rough animal.; \lso to the fact that the market de-- mand is not for heavy-weights to 01 her to lie mine so that the cow can put her head under It when she lies down, and she can thus lie down where she stands. I nail a 2x4 in front of her two fore feet and another 2x4 in front of her two'hind feet, and fill the space between the two joists with bedding. When she lies down, she will lie on this bedding and keep clean. With calves, we do not nail down the 2x4s, but merely lay them down against cleats, which can be removed to increase tbe length law. rrrs » rsertLZvrssi r. ssr-' - r=™»« ever before, congress has been stitution. The Methodist church, a church that is always doing glorious things, has in its recent Wilmington conference requested our congress Hogs of rapid growth are usually of good size at maturity, and If properly, bred they are readily prepared for market at any age. The swine breeders of. Missouri have, as a rule, maintained; better growth and size than is found in some states where extreme demand prevails for particular finish in externals, regardless, to some extent, of reaj quality.—Bs, their names as wfc-11 aa I could. Then he asked me the difference between them and there I broke down. But when 1 told him that no religious de- by inserting the words, "Trusting in Almighty God," If tbat amendment is made, it wiU not only please all tbe underatand it. The Greek church ftr»t in Russia, The Lutheran church llrat in Germany. The Episcopal church The Catholic church It was o'versight or a mental accident tbat the In Constantinople. The emperor won- ,—The milk pail sits on them, so ^ < __ r <r _, ^»^_,_ Manure »* they rather help than hinder the milk- | *^ etln of tbe Jowa station says: The application of liquid manure at die rate of 4,000 pounds per acre in* Creased tbe yield of grass 26.5 per cent, 25Sent to 650 pounds of bay peit acre Observations will be taken on t tbe "condition and production of tnese •" . ..« A A-wwBt**«v <Tiimmcrp tn Natural Starter** In an address before the Ayrshire Breeders' association Prof. H W. Cown "Natural starters. These are made by any butter-maker. The of preparing one is simply to a few quarts of good sweet from a source which is tbe most fathers who made tbe constitution did not insert a divinely worshipful sentence. They all, so far as they amounted to anything, believed in dered bow It was possible that all the denominations in America could stand on the Barne platform. Bat so it i», and BO let it ever be, Let tnere be no preference, no partialUy, no attempt to of heaven earth, and plats during the coming summer to Christ, bis only begotten Son."Tbe cbn- gtttution would have been a failure sad it not been for the Divine interference. The members of the convention could agree on nothing until, in response to Benjamin FranWin'a request tbat the meetings be opened by prayer, the !*ord other. Washington and Jefferson ble tor being clean and pure, and .now Oils cream to stand in a warm SSSSlIt sours, Tbe cream 25* will contain many ^ . or at least to many .fc* from a reliable wur« ' be applied to a 40 acr? pasture will toi vv grass producing capacity, per «M»t, or cause it to gro- ™ tons mo« nay ««* first year, these result*, cjoyer of out tbat there was an < »m*»«v py^ffl|pt w-t*-* ifr* r-- -•'• ^rtain historical fact that all tfce rat-terrier* 9; modern existence! ^ exception to tbe fact tbat tbe prominent m w "t those good time* were good Tom Fajne, a libertine and a fot. all tbe early presidents, and all the great statesmen of tbe past, feave lifted (their voice against any sucb tendency^ If a school or institution cannot stand without the prop ol national appropriation, then let that sebool or tbat * stitution go down. On tbe otner of tbe sea tbe world baa bad »l illustration of cburcb acd state us have none of tbe bypo«ri»y and Kuclict'« lament. I take a step further, and say that before the gavels of our senate and house of representative!* and our political conventions pound adjournment; there ought to be passed a law or adopted a plank of Intelligent helpfulness for the great foreign population* which arc coming among us. It l» too late now to discuss whether we bad better let them come. They are here. They are coming this moment through the Narrows. They are this moment taking the first full Inhalation of tho free air of America. And they will continue to come m long a» this country 1» the beat place to live In, You might a» well pa«« a law prohibiting summer beea from alighting on a field of blossoming buckwheat; you might m well prohibit the »tag» of tbe mountain front coming down to tbe dcertlcjt, as to pro» blbit the hunger-bitten nation*' of Europe from coming to thl» land oi bread—a* to prohibit the people of England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Germany, working themselves to death on small wagea on^n* other aide the sea, from coming to tbjd land where there are the largest com* under tbe «sun, Wby did Oo4 out tbe prairte» of tbe: , , did not heller In any fbing good antil demoralization born tbe Atlantic, out & and roll tbe precious ore into Colorado? it was tbat all tbe eartn might come, and plough, an,d come, and dig. Ju*t a* long as tbe centrifugal force of foreign despotism throws them oft, iWft W long will tbe centripetal for«e oj American Institution* dr»*r them Jtere, And tbat 1» what te going to wake 4W tbe mightiest nation on tb* «arth« ' th0 moat for ttse Men, relation on termarrylng of naUenalUfe*! l*i tbat de- f intermarrying circle, and naUop (bat do«s marrying nation, put it to going fe of Co* , a acslwe :- Celt-S«rte!» an4 Fr«nd», BM««* Tbe American of t fenjf m>V is to he djtferi^ Pfr l«|ls? ( y^** i*m j*f --

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