The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 27, 1897 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 27, 1897
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ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27. 1897. ^ave You |verythin ant? FARMERS COMPARE NOTES Valuable Features of Husbandry Be* ceivect Dtie Attention at the Institute, We haven't, We want more of your trade in groceries. We have what you want, and we want you to have it, M. Z. Grove & Son. Art Excellent Meetitig with a Faitly CJood Attendance—General Notes of the fciscussibtts. 102 E. State St. TBL-BFHONB 19. . GALBRAITH & CO. CARRY A FULL LINE OF Boots and Shoes, Dry Goods, Ml Paper, Window Shades, Hats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens, Under- Irear, Gents' Furnishings, and in fact everything to be had m a first- lass store. Our prices are the lowest. WE WILL NOT BE JNDERSOLD. , Probably the hog cholera discussion Friday was the most valuable feature of the farmers' institute, but the discus' sion of corn fodder, Thursday, as a substitute for hay was equally animated, and scarcely secondary in importance. These were the main topics of the session. Many papers were read on other narts of farm work that were entertaining and valuable. All in all it was an enjoyable and profitable meeting. The attendance was good, although not what a farmers' institute ought to bring out. No hall in Algona ought to hold the men who should ho Interested in such a meeting and certainly no hall in Algona can hold all who would profit directly by what they mighthave heard. There can be no doubt that half tho hogs that have died the past year in Kossuth could have been saved by such simple precautions as were suggested and discussed Friday. Prof. Kent, who was present for the discussions, was for four years professor of agriculture in Ames. He is now better known by his ownership of Mud lake, south of Webster City. It was his attempt to drain this lake that led to the big debate a year or two ago over the relation of surface water to our annual rainfall, and he was one of the flrst to point out that surface water cuts no figure. Ho is a practical farmer and his suggestions are at all times very sound. He understands the sci- ience of farming thoroughly and was at home on all topics. • Arrangements were made for holding an institute next year. J. B. Hofius and Geo. Angus are on tho committee, which insures a well arranged program. Institute Notes. Where was S. H. McNutt ( and the wide tired wagon? Blue grass meadow is better at a hundred years old than before. C B Hutchins puts the clover seed raised in Kossuth the past season at 1,200 bushels. J R Jones gave a most interesting history of the beginnings apd development of farm machinery. Bertha Carey gave an exposition of the principles of Christian science as applied to small fruit culture. Harvey Ingham argued that cold weather is largely in people's minds. that like all other machines some had good luck with it and some didn't. But the Impressibn prevailed that the corn harvester is the coming machine. Prof. Kefot Is against the meadow. He says it has seen its day. The farmer can't afford to raise hay. Pasture and corn fodder is his program. The debates brought out the fact that a£ ready many stock farmers in Kossuth are relying on corn fodder and are not feeding hay. It is cheaper and easier to save the corn fodder than it is to put up the hay, and saves that much ground. Senator Chubb ended an excellent paper on cattle feeding with a selection from the last report of Secretary Morton showing the enhanced put" chasing power of inohey compared to cattle, etc. The senator said we must change the gold standard before cattle feeding will be what It ought to be. He opened a splendid field for debate but no one seemed to be loaded on the money question. Prof..Kent suggested that the senator had been feeding a silver steer. we sell Mocha and Java May Bud Tea Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30, A BEETLE THAT GNAWS SHELLS. And It Does Other Things Calculated to -y^g Will Sell Make Its Prey Tremble. I Of all the insects the beetles are the most interesting. There is one that oar ries a cannon, which a naval man would call a stern chaser, and is loaded with a fluid. When pursued, the beetle fires it, and the other insect, usually a carnivorous beetle, is blinded by the discharge of fine acid spray. Hence its namo of bombardier. The latest thing that has been learned about beetles ia that Dytiscus margiualis cuts its way through the shells, of snails and.mollusks and eats the inhabitants. ' W. B. Tegetrneier writes to the London Field and tells about the curiosity of naturalists at finding shells manifestly gnawed by-some insect or other and the final discovery of : Dytisous margin- alis at work on-the shell. Then he tells some things about the Dytiscus family. Says he: "I know of no more interesting animal in an aquarium than, a Dytiscus, who soon acquires the habit of following the fingers for food and amuses himself at night, if the aquarium is open, by flying round and round the room, and occasionally misses the way, and, being unable to return, is found on the floor in the morning. There is one drawback to the habits of this creature. He is a bloodthirsty tyrant of the aquarium, requiring the whole place to himself, for if kept with tadpoles, frogs, fish or any other animals, he quickly destroys them, even if many score times his own size." What hawks are to the other birds, cats are to other mammals, shirk* are to other fish, the Dytisous is toother insects. or 4x two days only. Bl Langdon & Hudson. TELEPHONE NO. IS. Foundry and Machine Shop. 3^-u.llica <S£ OUrustedt, E=rops. We do repairing of all kinds. Iron and ireshinB outfits repaired promptly. W Bull pinion for Case power, and hors Shop east of Buthorfprd House. LEGAL NOTICES. ^ ^—— **-r^^*. ~ TAX SALE NOTICE. &%S^£^£^^^ of tho 5tli P« M.—wfts sold by the tretisuisi 01 G. L. Galbraith & Co. Fine Oak Birch ••^-^—^—^— Chamber Suits JAt remarkably low prices. We are also making special prices on odd pieces of up- bolstered goods. 1 Complete stock of iUndertaking Goods. X\,. J_J, XJ13J. UULA uw**— « — — — (- JiLO f-f ble, that now is the time to go in, and that a mutton breed is preferable. J E Blackford read an able and sound article on the value of farmers organizing, and G. .S. Angus' paper on mutual insurance illustrated it. 0 B. Hutchins says he is the first farmer in the county he knows of to feed sheaf oats. He says it is a cheap and good feed. It is the only way it pays to handle oats. Prof. Kent is a great friend of the sugar beet. He says this country ought to save $100,000,000 by producing its own sugar. He says less corn and more beets and such crops is the policy. Mrs Geo. L, Carroll says eggs pay better than chickens, and that her choice of hens for layers is a cross between the Black Spanish and Black Minorca. She read one of the spiciest papers of the session. Prof. Kent is going to try deep drainage on his farm. He is going to dig a hole in the middle of the bed down to a sand layer and let the water off that way. He believes that deep drainage will beat surface drainage. TAX SALE NOTICE. Stough, Jennie Woor, and all un- [TRADE AT HOBART With. THOEN & JONES. ^ tip-rn-nATF MERCHANTS You can buy wore for one dollar with us than any other place. HEADQUARTERS FOR COAL, Harness, Saddles, Whips, J^TJNCK COUNTER, posite Kossuth Courity lass mea.VB or iunches Meals ftwJ lynches served at aH hours. OYSTERS > t *%^^3$S3b%& Illilait Myron Sohenck told how to raise clover. He said flax was the best nurse crop. Prof. Kent complimented his paper highly. He says, however, as Henry Wallace did a year ago, that the best way to get clover is to sow it without any nurse crop, j W. Wadsworth says the horse market is going to come up for good roadsters and good draft horses, But he says the only way to make money on horses hereafter is to work them on the farm so as to make them pay their way until they go to market, The exclusive horse farm will not pay. F M. Taylor told bis experience with inciibators. He says it is easier to tend an incubator than it is to. keep a half dozen setting hens on their nests. T. J. Julian defended the setting hen. He says her time is worth nothing ana ibe might i«st as well take the re" sensibility of raising the chickens as not. John Wallace argued fpr specialised farming and he and Prof. Kent had an animated discussion, in which it ap* peared that Prof. Kent was a protectionist, a home consumption advocate, and a diversified farmer, while Mr. Wallace was » free-trader, and» l > e ' never that each country ap well as tewer should stick to the tWng it could <to Des1i ' The question was asked, "How much does it cost to keep a cow?" * 'Uncle Steve" said $41-35 and. Samuel Reed said 146.50, Prof- Kent said these were flaures for town pasturing., Norton, the most successful dairy pan in t&e United States, he added, figure? a cow's Ueep at $6, His herd averages him IW Hrt4. KM?* VSfiESS* & J±» head. on Recommended. A Boston lady who had been recommended to go west on account of the ill health of herself and family wrote to the postmaster of a small town asking for information of various kinds regarding the healthfulness, cost of living, state of morality and church, privileges in his town. His reply caused her to remark that she "preferred death in Boston," for he wrote: ' 'Dere maddam, come on. This town, is all rite. The general health can't be beat. If it wasn't for the little ecrapa of a Saturday night and when the cowboys come in to make us a little visit we'd have no need of a graveyard. Natural deths are unknown, and we ain't had but 14 funerals here in three months. Sowoiety is away up, Free dances come off every night and on Sunday nights we have a grand free dance and sacred concert in the operry house. Don't go home till morning and joy rules the roost. All bad characters are lynched as soon ^8 caught. One has just been caught, and I must shut up the postofflce and go up to what we call Lynchin hill and see the fun/so I can't rite no more at present. But you come on. Let me know when you'll git here, and I'll meet you at the depot with a brass band. Come rite on!"—Detroit Free Press. BttUgje. TAX SALE NOTICE. Mug <1— y d ^al"estatTftuated-in hi y^g^WiS&SSfti^SSffi'J^ TAX SALE NOTICE, W Moflatt and all unknown claim PROFESSIONAL. f*S+^+* J r**S*^r^'**^+^*s~*^*^~^^^*^* CLARKE & COHENOUR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office over First National bank, Algona, la. E. H. CLARKE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Collection agent. Boston block. DANSON & BUTLER, LAW. LOANS. LAND. Collections a specialty. Office in Gardner Cowles' new building. SULLIVAN & McMAHON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Office in Hoxle-Ferguson block. E. V. SWETTING, ATTONEY AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. J. C. RAYMOND. ERNEST O. BATMQKD RAYMOND & RAYMOND, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. FREDERICK M. CURTISS, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office over Kossuth County State Bank, Algona, Iowa. F. L. TRIBON, M. D., Homeopathic. PHYSICIAN AND 8UR0EON. i Office and residence in the Boston Block, 1 v (in the new block.) H. D,, WE are prepared to meet your wants in groceries and crockery. • M. Z. GROVE & SON, You can get a range now of Burns for less money than used to be paid for an ordinary cook stove, Go and see them. He has several kinds. ! I.I I ' *> ln -- n - - L --- -' '-' '•'" '' " . WE have some nice things in crockery left that we will sell you cheap for •wssramS Thos. J!'. uoone. Yvuo is now the lawful holder such sale be made within ninety days from the the next few daye M. Z. GROVE & SON, C, McCOY, M. PHYSICIAN AND Office at residence, McGregor streqt, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Algona, Iowa. TAX SALE NOTICE. To Francis D. Holley ^ nal ]^?°TCM sr\/M^WW»ffift 0 Al M. J. KBNBFICK, PHYSICIAN AND 8UR&SQW. Office and residence over Taylor's. E, S, GLASIER, D. P. 8UR&SQN Office over the State Banb, FOB anything in t-he line of general merchandise see Tbovn & Jones at Hobart before you buy. LOOK over our large line of capes and japkets before you buy. We have some big MONEY farms. TAX SALE NOTICE. IV to loan on town, property and Thos. F. Cooke,-81tjapl GET WATER OR NO PAY, The unclereigned has a complete Steam Gable Well Drilling Outfit, The State University THE SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS , It will pay dairymen to figure p, R, SHEUY & PETTIBONE, Head Chas. J, Doxsee,

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