The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1897 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 25, 1897
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not permit fiwrnllonlng the fdf WeUfclflfc «r fiHsasarlng the ikiifi tank back t*> liaproveSftentft in eoffibfif ' Untied and enlarged. The superintend- ffi """t eonteniplaUte furnishing every ex- bftgr & twltef, not «mty a adore card ; his Wtaet standing with any de- iUld th^ be any, indicated, K&ftt tfeb ft copy in f nit of the exact to all particular* ol every pack- f *t* which Mitt a premium. This has "«fow beea done, but It IB clear I/value to buttermakera will well ?>tiie 6xtrfc work on the part of __ _ JeriatendeaL M{""> fclACaiNfiBy. Dfif ARTMfiWT. fo ' n * * - downte,superintendent, P. d. _, Sduta Amaaa, Iowa, "exhibits Of farm implements, nery, wagons and carriages, mills, pumps, etc., at the Iowa fait arc second to no other ex- ia this line, and the approaching ^iSif, Judging from the number of appll- (Bitions already received for space, will iproVe one of the most interesting and Instructive of any exhibition yet given. There wil not be a tool, implement or machine that is, or could be used, on ti£ Iowa farm, but will be represented 'at the Iowa state fair, and everything Will be of the best, for it is only the most progressive and sucessful manufacturers, that dare exhibit their products In competition with the greatest factories in the country. This is an age of labor saving machinery, and brains, genius and capital are all united to produce implements and machines of the highest merit, to facilitate work, and lighten labor, and no where else can such a display of time, labor, and money saving machin- •'Cry be seen grouped in close proximity »aa at the Iowa state fair. " .Implements and machines without end, vehicles from a baby carriage to a hearse, buggies, surreys, phaetons, and ; carriages, from the low priced to the ,finest that capital and skill can pro- duee, make the Iowa state fair a great object lesson that no progressive farmer can afford to lose. •"No wide awake implement dealer in the 'State should miss the opportunity Ot seeing this grand display brought together at a cost,, of thousands of dol- 'lars. Here the implement dealer can tee all the different lines, and contrast them with those he is handling. Here he can see the actual tools and vehicles Which is far more satisfactory than purchasing from the cut in a catalogue. 1 And at the state fair he cannot only meet the always jovial, and big-hearted ^traveling salesman, but also the heads of the firm with which he has been do- Jag business for years, without the v , pleasure of a personal acquaintance. "~\ -To come together and get personally ^acquainted, to exchange views and swap opinions in regard to the defects or merits of the several implements, mast prove of the greatest benefit to all parties, and it is particularly gratifying to know that manufacturers, traveling salesmen and dealers are taking a lively interest in the state fair, and looking forward with pleasantanticipa- tioa to their meeting amidst the magnificent display of the best the world affords in vehicles, implements and machines. 1 Then again, the relaxation from business cares, the change of scene, the meeting with old friends, the making of new, all combine to make a visit to the state fair not only financially profitable, but, imparts health, strength and vigor, all absolutely necessary to achieve success in any calling, with the present close competition and small profits. By all means give yourself a holiday and visit the fair, returning to life's ,_ work with renewed energy, and a fuller i. knowledge of your business, and if at !"all possible, let mother and the children ? | accompany you, and share in the pleas- are, BJLANTB, FRUIT AND FtOWERS. i M, J. Wragg, superintendent Horti| 4 CHltural department, P. O. address, jWaukee, Iowa, The horticultural department prora- ; to be complete in all departments, crop of fruit all over the state is |tbe best we have seen for several years fund we are assured by the prominent jfhorticulturists and fruit growers that the space in the horticultural hall "'*-- filled and with this outlook the j will be the best ever made in fmFjrtate. f:, ffhe plum crop is very promising and "—'^'-cpect a large variety on exhibition, _ especially of the "Americana" arts, also of "foreign" varieties, now s*u._,?-,',_ gjj tJjB experiment stations the stole, The grape crop and should be well repre- In apples our exhibit hereto- has been fine and we are assured his PS9"! will not take a backward Oae of the special features ia pale exhibit will be that of choice Mgs' gathered from all over the ;'\Thfe'is a new departure and it 'V-Jwf fcW5t with favor by all who Crested In propagating hardy »/ tor 'Iowa. There is a liberal ' V offered in this line and all promising seedlings 'ra$nre0 and we hope for a good y 4 '^f Wa }s }n the line pf pro- horMcHlture and its value »W estimated. The plant will also be well and wnen, the florists work i 1 * £IW4 exhibit you can- arid la-,J»las seeing it Tb* ball uiegly decorated and with a flnd Ib* fountain Jn er we shall be able to meet Hj frart'OW well; A» ld &pply *0r space In the t #«; gypef jptfndfOt, M, r to this hfeftdinr 1« u 6i wetflafi's hlwdlWfM, tier taste and skill in all Mads of efewing, knitting, arid cfochet work. fivery troman Is urged to bring In some specimen of her art needlework, so that new features In this line may adorn the generous display. coJtcnssiroxs AKU Si C. Frasier, superintendent, P, O. address, Bloomfleld, Iowa. tfcere Id Ittle to be said About anything new in this department The side shows 'change with every fair, Othet concessions remain much the eanie. I am trying to keep out everything that IB to any way objectionable. While we need all the money we can get I believe in drawing the line very close and turn down anything t con- Celve to be of questionable character. The state fair should be clean, In every way, and t say, don't let us educate wrongly; We cannot afford to do it. The inquiries are coming in very rapidly indeed, for this early, and the prospects in my department are good. You can depend upon my doing everything In my power to help make the fair a rousing success. After August 20th, my address will be Des Moines, care Secretary. PANTKV ANU KITCHEN. A. Li. Plummer, superintendent, P. 0. address, Ivy, Iowa. In the pantry department everything will be classified and cards attached showing the different classes. This is a display of especial interest to the women of the state, and they are urged to enter anything in the classes consisting of fancy cakes, preserves, jellies, jams, butters, pickles, spiced fruits, etc. A good cook Is one of nature's noblest works. Bring some of the good things along, and enter the lists for some premiums. PRACTICAL TESTS. To see an implement or machine standing idle upon a floor, protected from sun and rain, and a glib-tongued ageiit extolling its merits is one thing, and to see the same implement or machine in the field at actual work speaking for itself by its actions, in- language stronger than words, is quite another matter. At the Iowa State fair every machine or implement, when at all posible, is put to a practical test in the field, and these trials are fast becoming justly popular for the farmer has then an opportunity to see for himself the machine or implement in actual work. Plows, gang, sulky and walking are all tested, in the field, and premiums awarded on quality Of work performed. Corn planters, potato planters, seeders, potato harvesters, and cultivators of ever kind are afforded an opportunity to show the quality of the work they are able to perform, and the interest manifested in these practical tests, prove conclusively that the best farmers of the state appreciate field work, with all implements that they may see them in actual operation. At the fair of 1897, practical work will be given more prominence than ever before, and no progressive farmer can afford to lose this great opportunity to see all the leading implements and machines put to a practical field test. There is scarcely a farmer in the state but is compelled to purchase during the year, more or less farm machinery; and to examine it carefully at the state fair where all the leading manufacturers are represented, by a full line, places the farmer in a position to make his purchases with a certainty of securing the best upon the market. And with the practical tests every day, no observing farmer can fail to decide in his own mind, what tool or machine, is best adapted to his conditions, and when necessity compels him to purchase he can do so with a full knowledge of the qualities of the several implements. By all means, see and examine the matchless exhibit of farm machinery at the Iowa state fair, and do not fail to attend the field tests, having no hesitation in criticis- ing the work, asking questions, and obtaining all the information possible in regard to each machine or implement. GASOLINE ENGINES. An attractive feature of the state fair this year will be the exhibit of gasoline, steam, hot air, kerosene and other engines, not only for farm purposes, pumping water, grinding feed, cutting fodder, sawing wood, etc., are these engines specially adapted, on account of their low cost, simplicity of construction, and ease in handling, but to the resident of cities requiring power for any purpose, these small engines are particularly suited, For printing presses no more reliable power can be obtained than a small gasoline or steam engine, and we are promised at the state fair one of the finest exhibits ever geen in the west. Manufacturers now realize, that to sell their products, they must first introduce them to the public, and the great Iowa state fair affords facilities for doing this, second to no other agency in the country. Here are to be fouiid each year all the progressive, wide awake farmers of the state, and all the live editors, publishers and proprietors of the local papers, that have done so much to develop the great industries of our state and add to our materia.1 as well as intellectual prosperity. And thes? are the men who are looking for a cheap, reliable power, to take the place of manual labor, and an excellent exhibit to choose from will be found to the machinery department of the low state fair. FENCES, Do you desire to purchase any of the woven wire fences jw»w upon the j»ar* ket? Or do you need » lawn 'wee, or a patent gate that opens and shuts au tomq,tfcaijy? PO you intend pur ing ft j»aehJ»e for con^ruotjeg. feftce OR the growd wkern It I? ed, or do. yo^ peed s, almpte 4eyic§ *or Wife, tteWejlipjg |t, K. Besejjsayy when jsoyji^a,bar£ fe»ce, wil) respopj ,&P .Wire JWl ,»«t H to theWwi$%!^ .Use. The Jenca djspaj-^ejil -i BRIljLlANT RECEPTION TO BE TEN- BEREB STATE FAIR VISITORS. Des Homes Citizens Awake to the Importance of State fair Gatherings, and Will Spend $15,000 in Entertaining Visitors. The cltteens of Des Moinea have awakened to the opportunities offered them for cultivating the good will of the people all over the state who will visit the state fair, and have subscribed between J10.000 and $15,000 to be used as an entertainment fund. Various committees have been appointed and at this writing the main plans for a monster Senl Om Sed carnival have been blocked out. The outlines of the program so far as known are to first elaborately illuminate all down-town streets on both sides of the river. Imposing arches will be thrown across many of the leading avenue intersections, and every arch will be ablaze with glltering words of welcome. The lettering done in electric lights of prismatic colors. The grand triumphal arch, a masterpiece of architectural skill, will be erected at the intersection of Fourth and Walnut streets. This will be profusely illuminated, and be the rallying point for all the vast throng who will gather to see the parades and precessions. In addition to the general illuminations it is expected all business men will vie with each other in the decoration and illumination of their places of business and the buildings all along the route. Arrangements are being perfected for the reproduction of the Siege of Vicksburg at a point on the Des Moines river where the surroundings are somewhat similar to those of that historic scene. It is quite near the city, and will be free to all. There will be forts, gun boats, soldiers, charges, shells, gunpowder and everything to faithfully portray the memorable siege. The Ames cadets, under General James Rush Lincoln will participate iu the spectacular scene. The whole realistic speck of war will be under the direction of General Lincoln which is assurance enough that everything will be conducted in a thorough military manner, and be an inspiring sight for the thousands who will witness it. It will send a thrill through the hearts of all the old veterans, and patriotic enthusiasm will break loose from thousands of throats, when after the storming of the forts, the bursting of magazines, the boom and roar of cannonades, and the final charge is made. The stars and stripes will be unfurled amid a deluge of fire upon the dismantled battlements of the forts. None can afford to miss this magnificent pageant. Another rich treat in preparation Is an allegorical representation of a mythical king and queen's entry Into the city accompanied by a vast retinue of gaily caprisoned retainers, all magnificently mounted. This kingly procession will be of great length, cost aa immense sum to produce, and will be seen by the light of the brilliant street illuminations, forming the most stupendous street pageant ever attempted in any western city outside of St. Louis. On another night during the week, towards the end most likely, a roaring farce in the shape of a great burlesque parade will traverse the down-town streets. Every other attraction in the long procession will be a clown, giving forth great chunks of fun and merriment. The whole trend of this night's show wil be to create laughter, mirth and fun. Local hits, state fair hits. hits on the Iowa farmer—hits on everything but no kicks—just a night of gen- unine frolic to wind up the week's amusement. This is a ba:re outline of the free fun promised aH who come to the state fair. There is much more to tell after arrangements are completed, but all the telling cannot half picture out the beauty there will be in seeing the great-thronged beautifully lighted thoroughfares, hearing the melodious strains of martial music, gazing on the river scenes and great parades. You would not miss it for a farm. It is proposed to secure a large room and decorate it with lights, signs, etc., so that it will attract general attention and also to put a great streamer across the street indicating that it is the bureau of information. At this place attendants will be kept constantly on hand to inform visitors where they can secure rooms and board while in the city, to tell them what the cost is, to direct them to points of interest about the city, to give general information about the arriving and departing time of all trains, regular and special, and to furnish all manner of information. It is intended to have a great blackboard along one side of the room on which the program for each day of the Cair, of the carnival, the attractions at the several amusement places, etc., will be posted and from which much other valuable information can be obtained. We proudly wave the wild rose of the Hawkeye state above our heads and bid you a cordial welcome to SENI OM SED. fho subject «t l«wi rolBM IS ef Inter* t» ev&y temW Itt In His Wonderful Exhibition of Rifle, Shotgun and Horseback Shooting. Will Appear Every Day During the Great Fair. DR. CARVER IN THE SADDLE. The Diving Horses, "Powder Face" / '"i indeed to every person ift tt_ all are interested ftiere 6f less, in having thfi public highmrays passable a.t all times. In many sections of tfi& state, stone Is out of the question In the eon- strtiction of the rAadway, gravel And even coarse Band, We flot to be had, while brick paving Is tfio expetislve to be considered. In Ihese sections there ere only two methods of roM ODflrittuc* tiou that are practical and the conibiii- Ing of both is the only feasible means whereby good roads can be secured on the heavy prairie soil of Iowa. I refer to tile drainage and grading, --for It is only by providing an ttlttet for the surplus water drulng the season of heavy rainfall, and the raising of the grade above the surrounding level, that a road bed can be kept passable for teams and vehicles. Tile drains, properly laid, with a uniform and sufiftcient grade and a good outlet, can be depended upon to carry away any excess of water, and an elevated road bed, properly crowned, and made With due regard to the contour of the adjoining ground, is the only roadway within the reach of the farmer on the prairies of Iowa. Road grading "machines are now so perfect in construction and in adaptability to all classes of work that may be required of them, that the only reason they are not in universal use in every township and road district of the state, is the fact, that so few road supervisors and farmers know how to operate them in such manner as to secure the best, results. The writer candidly admits that he was. until the last few years, opposed to the purchase of ro'.d grading machines by the township in which he resides, and his opposition was bared on the large number of men required to drive the horses, usually a ni&n to each team, and the poor quality of tie vrork performed. But having, £3 superintendent of the machinery de- partrrent of the Iowa state fair, arranged for a contest of road grading machines, and witnessed the work, I was compelled to admit the machines, when properly handled, are destined to be one of the prime factors in the solution of the question, "how are good roads to be secured in Iowa?" Realizing that the great majority of farmers in the state, when a road grader is purchased, are lacking in practical experience, necessary to its successful operation, and that the time of the agent, who effects the sale is necessarily limited, and no opportunity afforded to become familiar with all classes of work, 'a school of instruction in road grading was inaugurated last year, at-the-'Iowa stale fair, and several hours each day devoted to practical work. A grand opportunity was thus afforded to every actual ov prospective road 'Supervisor to receive instruction in this great work to handle the machines in all kinds of soil, and receive suggestions and advice from men who by reasbn'of natural aptness for the work; and many years of practical experience had become experts in handling these machines. The Fleming Manufacturing company of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the Western Wheeled Scraper company of Aurora, Illinois, two of the leading manufacturers of road making machinery in the United States, kindly placed at the disposal of the writer their machines, with horses and driver, and an expert to operate the machine ' every day of the fair without cost to the society, and roads were made on the bluffs and in the ravines, among trees and stones, that were the marvel of those who saw the work. "On the last day of the fair a final contest" (I t quote from the forthcoming report of the Iowa State Agricultural society)" was held, and a section of a hill and a ravine was speedily converted into a pasable road, the work being done in such manner as to call for unstinted praise from the onlookers. To facilitate the work of the judges, a score card was prepared by the superintendent. of the machinery department, and while it can no doubt be improved upon in future contests, as a beginning it may not be without value and it Is herewith appended: t Score card for road machines, -Iowa state fair, 1896: 1 Quality of work.,,, ..... ,,,.1 16 Z Simplicity of construction..,, 16 3 Durability. ., ........... ... .. 15 4 Ease in handling....,, .,,..'10 5 Lightness of draft.,...,,,,. 6 6 Bank cutting,,..,.,... ,,,, 8, 7 Plowing ............ ..,,,,. t 10 8 Ditching ..... ,,. ,,,,,.'./,,,! 9 Leveling ........ ' ...... , ,„., 5 10 Ditch filling., .,,,,', ,»„ to Total points The final both contesting highest merit and the respective manufacturers were antly verified. k At the approaching of instruction in road again be conducted, . grading contest by t)»e 1 chines of the country, to farmer, road trustee, 8&d all good roads, are Every one will questions, mount practice in their guidance an time is entirely Lessors, in BQie, be given daily, 1 free, Ceost, ', etruction In regard 'to r " road beds on rPWSb., prove of ine6timftb}s interested in ;the T public high.wfty», f ' bo. fcA&vett AIM 6 Mid,ft At*/ In conversation -tkh Se& tfowlw, r§* celtl? Dr.CarVer related Sbmetn of lite early career, When but ft he developed his wonderful proir with the rifle, end tot many years the most successful hunter and Ir&pp&t in hte section. In some of the exclllflf buffalo hunts In the days wMett tfcS shaggy king of the plains was plenliftrt la the West and Northwest the yoofl* hunter never failed to brihg in tnor» than his quota to camp. ' His aim «i# unerring. He was then a slight yotttS, tall, thin and wiry. He was alway* powerfully muscled and never s;eai«d fg know what fatigue was. He coins* naturally by the ad venturesome, aptf It which led him to follow the life of ft hunter in his youth. Among his ancM* tors was Governor Catver, otie of thi early New England settlers, who stepped from the Mayflower on Plymouth Rock. John Carver, the explorer ot Minnesota, and Fred Carver, who wa* killed by the redskins at Spirit Lake, Iowa, were among his ancestors. As a trapper, Indta/n fighter and scout, the wiry young plainsman began his career and followed it until an exciting incident led him into th« life he is now leading. During the winter of 1876 Carver waa trapping on the Frenchman, a tributary of the Republican river. After securing all the pelts that his horsea could carry home he headed across the Blackwood valley for his headquarters. The sun was shining brightly, and the day was a pleasant one. Toward* evening, however, the wind became cold and cutting, and suddenly a ba/nk of black clouds appeared in the west. Soon the trapper was in the midst of one of the worst storms he had ever experienced. To stop meant death, so Carver pressed on. Soon he w<as encased in a coating of ice, and the storm grew more violent as the trapper and his pack train hastened on. As the blizzard grew more and more terrific Carver took an oath that If he succeeded in getting out alive ha would give up hunting buffalo forever. The minutes seemed like hours, and the hours days. He kept 'going forward through the blinding stona, trusting to the instinct of his horses and to his own intuitive ^knowledga' of the country to guide hito' safely through. A lull came,' arid "'he found himself on the edge ! 0f thei&teep Blackwood canyon, >with"",its • sh'eer sides. Had he gone ^few^feetil^grther lie would have plunged tojWi0'*glkth. The' horse he was " the edge oMhefpreolpil horses followed.^. found the cabin f<$fJ lifted him fronutfaj stimulants imto v ' hands, cheeks, 1 frozen, and the'p, ver in enow to'brl; his body to a'n<5r: After this terriblj kept the oath»madi He sold his outfit enne. From there*: cisco, and soon a career as a professt Oakland on' Washin' Since that time he has the life there 'begun, . medals and decorati'oni^inja the world. As a tiorsenV' equals and as a THE HORSELESS- The Montgom '"' 'less carriage or, was built expressly"' instructipg 'the'praiwfi no expense 'in 'its 'co~ add to it every bring it,strictlysup-tordaie turned oyer^r "---' rj59% There is*'no" has attracted horseless see it is so vehicle has ,. ^ .viewed DyMhuo^rjgds. people every^daTT'" horseless "carrjlfeesljn' United/ States^'A Thpse'r,^., ial JnveajtU ed ,}a'|h'e^*' •wilUbe^lix^gi b<H oe OPJWHJJJKMWVJ ampWtheafer/ aii<j the J^aoj ftnap^* rnu'A/Wi., x =

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