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Economic Argument against Saloons [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Economic Argument against Saloons I l POSITION to saloons is usually put on moral vy grounds , ft is the temperance societies or the a _ -ain f ~? urches which are relied upon to wage the war of th • But entirely aside from the moral elements norni 6 ^ Hestlon tnere are ample grounds from an econic point of view for throttling the liquor business . GenrT „? me £ s « res &gt; n a Philadelphia paper , supplied by tion it • ¦ j . Powe 11 of the National Reform organiza- &gt;« is indicated that the trade in intoxicants , more than all other curses combined , is at the bottom of hard times . The assertion is made that no matter which side of the silver and tariff questions is taken , the gross amount involved in them both together is not a quarter of the retail intoxicant trade of our country . Analysis of United States customs and internal revenue returns on malt , fermented and distilled liquor , shows $ 900 , 000 , 000 to be a pretty fair figure . But this represents o...
Our Bimetallic Platform [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Our Bimetallic Platform In the interest of every producer , and particularly the farmer , the FARM , FIELD AND FIRESIDE advocates the restoration of silver to its former place as a full legal tender and , equally with gold , a coin of ultimate redemption . This is the first step in the right settlement of the currency question and our national finances , and thfc first step toward the restoration of products to their normal prices and of consequent business prosperity .
Good Law [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Good Law THE Indiana Supreme Court , which is composed of both Republicans and Democrats and is doubtless entirely non-partisan and above political motives in its decisions , has given a blow to gerrymandering which ought to be made good law in every state of the Union . The court was in session at Indianapolis , and on January 30 th and by a unanimous decision in what is known as the legislative apportionment case , set aside the apportionment act of 1895 , reaffirmed the decision of the same court setting aside the apportionment of 1891 , and brought into operation the apportionment of 1885 , which if declares to be the only legal act since that date . The decision is far-reaching in its effects .
Lunacy vs . Idiocy [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Lunacy vs . Idiocy THE advocates of out-and-out bimetallism are called silver lunatics by the brainy gold-bugs , who borrow their financial theory from England . A lunatic , however , may once have had a sound mind in a sound body . But such idiocy as shown in some of the reasoning of the followers of Rothschild &amp; Co . fits a man for the asylum for natural imbeciles . It would be an insult to respectable lunatics to class them , for example , with a person who could write such stuff as we find in the TimesHerald under the head of Free Silver Coinage for Export . This brilliant writer says , the condition of Mexico is not one which advocates of free silver can afford to offer for emulation by the people of the United States . Of the total population of more than 12 , 000 , 000 , probably not more than 10 per cent , can read and write . In 1892 the entire sum spent on education was $ 3 , 332 , 192 , contributedby the federal government , the municipality of Mexico , the st...
Relief for the Armenians [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Relief for the Armenians THE Chicago Armenian Relief Committee has organized a systematic presentation of the Armenian cause in the whole Northwest . Invitations have been sent to ministers of all denominations , inviting all to join in the presentation of the needs of Armenia February 9 th , making it Armenia Day in all the churches . Favorable responses have been received and large results may reasonably be expected . Already about $ 5 , 000 has been sent from Chicago , besides some amounts through eastern committees . That these funds will be administered economically the following facts will show Some 40 , 000 persons are now being fed in Armenia at the rate of ten cents per week each . Miss Barton is going without using for her own expenses any of the funds raised for Armenian relief . The missionaries and others who are distributing relief in Turkey are doing it without compensation , so that the only expense is that of exchange , a few cents on a thousand dollars . Relief , t...
Spain Favors England [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Spain Favors England THE Secretary of the Venezuelan . Commission is to sail for Europe to look into the archives of Holland and of Spain . Before determining the boundary line between British Guiana and Venezuela it is necessary to know what the old records show as to the previous ~ ownership . Word comes that the president wants the ¦ commission to move right on in the investigation . There is no disposition to suspend it as at one time was ruanored . A report was circulated that Spain would object to r Secretary Prevosts inspection of her archives , but this the Spanish minister denies . It is however true that Senor de Lome , the Spanish • minister , thinks it quite likely his government will wish _ r _ to have the request for access to the archives come through Venezuela , and it may also wish first to learn if ^ Great Britain has any objection to such examination by , representatives of the United States . This sounds a little . finicky . It would not be good policy , just now...
Blood Thicker than Water [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Blood Thicker than Water S ENATOR Walcptt of Colorado made an elo T quent plea in the senate in a late debate for the principle of arbitration and opposed to what is generally termed the jingo policy . He did not believe there would be a war on account of Venezuela because Great Britain , the senator thought , would yield the whole controversy rather than face the horrors of such a war over such a question . - Whatever of advancement , continued the senator , and of progress for the human race the centuries shall bring us must largely come through the spread of the religion of Christ and the dominance of the English-speak-ing peoples , and wherever you find , both you find communities where freedom exists and law is obeyed . Blood is thicker than water , and until some just quarrel divides us , which heaven forbid , may these two great nations of the same speech and lineage and traditions stand as brothers , shoulder to shoulder , in the interest of humanity , by their union compell...
Current Topics [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Current Topics General Runyon , our Ambassador to Germany , died suddenly at Berlin January 27 . He early took the field from New Jersey when the War of the Rebellion broke out He had always been a democrat and is one of the rare instances where the office sought the man . His appointment by President Cleveland came to him as a surprise . He was seventy-three years of age . On Monday the two new senators from Utah took the oath and were assigned their seats . The seats in the senate chamber are divided into three classes , according to expiration of terms . One of the Utah senators will be in the 1897 class and one in that of 1899 . The class assignment is by lot . If Mr . Dupont , of Delaware , comes in , there will be ninety senators , thirty in each class . Senator Gorman of Maryland declines to be a delegate to the Democratic Convention at Chicago . He says Maryland is becoming a manufacturing state and favors protection . The Republican vote increased from 79 , 954 in 1893 t 0 ...
FLORIDA EXCURSION POSTPONED [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
FLORIDA EXCURSION POSTPONED Owing to the adverse action of Southern Passenger Association for fear of interfering with the tourist traffic , we have been compelled to postpone our low-rate special excursion train to Green Cove Springs until Tuesday , March 3 . Meanwhile , those who have made their arrangements to go on Feb . 11 and cannot change them , can get a fate of one fare , plus $ 5 , round trip to Everett , Ga ., and pay local fare thence to Green Cove Springs , Fla . Tickets on any route via Cincinnati or Nashville . Special low-rate excursion to Sunny South Colony , North Carolina , Tuesday , March 10 . . Special excursion to Fair Oaks , California , Thursday March 5 ,
The News [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
The News —Dr . Alfred L . Kennedy , a noted chemist , burned to death in his Philadelphia office . - _ -,-, „ I- &gt;_ I —Sir Joseph Barnaby , the well-known musician and principal of the Guild Hall School of Music , London , died Jan . 28 . —General Miles estimates that proper defenses for the seaboard would cost $ 80 , 000 , 000 for fortifications and guns alone . —Chas . DeKay , United States Consul General in Berlin , has been made ambassador to succeed late Ambassador Runyon . • —Leading London divines have circulated a petition urging a permanent tribunal of arbitration for all English-speaking P —The mother of Dwight L . Moody was buried Jan . 28 . Six grandsons acted as pallbearers , and her son , D . L ., conducted the services . —Belva A . Lockwood has been disbarred from practicing as an attorney or agent before the pension bureau ; she is accused of over-charging in a pension case . , __ —January 31 , in the United States senate , the committee on privileges and ...
Practical Farming [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Practical Farming Some Comparisons of Prices IN debating whether to feed more corn and less hay , or vice versa , it is well to bear in mind that corn at 30 cents per cwt is equivalent to hay at $ 6 per ton , and corn at 40 cents per cwt . is the same as hay at $ 8 per ton . In Kansas and Nebraska , however , the farmer is compelled to compare his corn on the cob with coal . At 14 cents per bushel , the price at which P . D . Armour has been buying , for storage in cribs along the railways , corn would be equivalent to coal at about $ 4 per ton . Cassava culture TO the Editor : I have been requested to write for publication some facts pertaining to the planting and cultivation of cassava ; and also to give my experience with respect to its value as food for domestic animals . As the selecting of suitable ground is the first consideration , permit me to say that the highest and most porous soil , well supplied with barnyard , or nitrogenous , manures is almost a necessity for a full ...
Page 9 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
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IT Garden and Orchard [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
IT Garden and Orchard f Questions Answered . _ Badi week we will try to answer In this eelurn snek questions as relate to the garden . _ . orchard and kindred subjects U ear readers will i write them on paper that contains no matter A pertaining to subscriptions or other department of the paper . . -J . B ., Nebraska : If you wish good seed of beets for sugar we think you best write tbe Horticulturist of your State &lt; Experiment Station , asking him if there . has been any arrangement made to supply farmers with such seed this year . , The station is at Lincoln , Nebraska . —Will Fry , Illinois : If you wish to adopt a boy not less than twelve years old , you can very likely get one from the . Chicago Waifs Mission or Chicago Home for the Friendless . Address Superintendent of each for particulars . If you do not wish to adopt , but only have as help for a season the Waifs Mission - might put you in the way of getting one . —A . J . Burnett , North Dakota : Brus- _ sells s...
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
Potatoes , Small Fruits . New and standard varieties . Large . took , low orloe . Catalogue free . - « E 0 . J . KELLOta * 80 N 8 , No . 6 . Jintsvllli , Wb . MTAiBifiEL MONEY CCCnO AflgSfeJMKINB OttllO _ fl | glN _ aK _ -fy &lt;_ lBverr planter wants tbem , We JfM ^ psip . T ^ p ii &amp; p i ^ SK ^ PSI ^ % r S»^ Kn _^____ nW _ V nalle &lt; 1 IJU -. Market Oar-men VnBHByialll for Wholesale Price List . ™ mM ^ r &amp;&amp; SM ALNEER BROS ., : _ -- _ --- E &amp; - _ aBlNo . 16 AlneerBlk , Rocklord , III . ^ EVERGREENS ! &amp; £ &amp;_______________ * Headquarters in the United State . . « __ M __^__ B _ S - ™ r a wietiefl and sizes of Hardy ^ fl ^^ HHttife nursery grown evergreens and ornooBHHft , mental trees . Prices tbe lowest , ^^^ H ^^ BwSix $ 5 . 00 and $ 1000 bargains . Over ^ ^ ¦¦ u ten million evergreens and a large ¦ z zmm ^ ggm ^^ g ** stoek of other trees . Htastratea catalogae free . I want a good Local Agent...
116 BU . SILVER KING BARLEY ! [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
116 BU . SILVER KING BARLEY ! The barley wonder . Yields right along on poor , good or Indifferent soils 80 to 116 bus . per acre . That pays at 20 c . a bushel ! Salter s mauimoth catalogue- is full of good things . Silver Mine Oats yielded 209 bushels In 1895 . It will do better ln 1896 . Hurrah for Teoslnte , Sand Vetch , Spurry and Giant Clover and lots aad lots of grasses , clov . ers and potatoes they offer . 36 packages earliest vegetables $ 1 . 00 . If you win cut this out and send It with 10 c . Postage to the John A . Salzer Seed Co ., La Crosse , Wis ., you will get free ten grain and Brass samples , Including barley , etc ., and their catalogue . Catalogue alone 6 c . ¦
Page 11 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 8 February 1896
j CLOVER SEED j . Largest growers of Grass snd Clover Seeds . , in America . 6000 sores . Onr Grass Mixtures last , a lifetime . Meadows sown in April will gin a 1 rousing crop in July . Prices dirt -heap . Mami moth catalogue and 10 pkgs . Grass and Grains , i i free for bnt lOo . postage . Oatalogne alone fie . i JIN * * . MLZER SEED CI .. La Crust . Wit . &lt; &gt; WWWWWWWWWWWffW &gt;») WffWWWWffWW . # _ 2 nH ^ BPrettleat BOOK ever Printed . lot of extra packages with ^^* N _ r ^^ every order . Rend for catalogue . R . H . SHUMWAY , - Rockford , IU . 1 250 , 000 Peach Trees Ig \ lgq . 000 Pear ,. 1 OO . 000 Fin , 75 , 000 Cherry , 150 , 000 Apple , H ¦ Onlnee , Apricot , Etc 100 , 000 M Nat tweet , 2 , 000 , 000 Small II AA FrwIU , 700 , 000 Iton-, 1 , 000 II eaploada Omsmeatal Traea and H ¦ f Shraba . H TH Full supply of Sower and vese- A VM table seeds , plants , bulbs , etc . J _ H Elegant IBS-page catalogue , free . Bend A M for It before buying . Ever...