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On the Verge of War . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
On the Verge of War . As we write , April 4 th , it would seem as if the nation for the first time in more than thirty years is on the verge of war . It is very difficult , In fact , at least it has seemed so to us for months , to see how war can be avoided . Spain has been unable to subdue Cuba ; the insurgents have been unable to drive Spain from the country . Much of the island that is not in possession of the insurgents has been made a uesolation . Hundreds of thousands of people have been deliberately starved to death by the Spanish policy . The question for the United States to consider is how long a Christian country can allow anotuer country to starve its inhabitants for the purpose of bringing them into subjection . It is clear at this date that the Spanish government can never subdue the Cubans ; it is equally clear that the Cubans , unaided and without a navy , can never occupy and hold the sea ports of the country . How long should the United States in the interests of c...
Feeding Cattle on Grass . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Feeding Cattle on Grass . One of the most perplexing questions for the farmer who has a lot of steers on hand in good condition and that have been kept growing all winter , and which he wishes to turn off within the year , is whether he should feed on grass from the start , whether he should begin in midsummer and feed for the early fall market , or whether he should defer putting his cattle on feed until new corn comes in and turn them off in December or whenever they are fit . It is one of the questions which every man must decide for himself after taking into account the present condition of the cattle , the way they have been fed in the past , and the probable prices that will be realized at different seasons of the year . He must , therefore , in the very nature of the case decide without a knowledge of all the One of me Youwj Things to be disposed uf at aw C . 0 . Blglo- sale . it Victor , Iowa , AprU 23 d . facts . He can not tell what kind of a grazing season it will be , no...
Canada Thistles [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Canada Thistles While the Canada thistle is not a great pest as yet in the Western states , there are here and there patches which for the Interest of the public as well as the owner should be attended to at once . The Canada thistle may easily be distinguished from the others . It propagates mainly from the root and not from the seed . Where It is abundant , it propagates both from the seed and from the root , but so far we have never heard of more than one or two patches in the West that had both sexes , and hence the seed does not usually grow . This is very fortunate . The Canada thistle stores starch in Its roots in the same way as the potato . These roots run a long distance under ground and every foot or two throw up a new stalk . In this way one stalk will in time spread over a forty acre field . The thistle that doeB not propagate itself from the root is not a Canada thistle and hence less dangerous . The only way of destroying any plant that stores starch in this way is by...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Uncle Henry s Letters To The Farm Boy . Br HBNBT WALLAOE , EDITOB OF WALLACES FABMEB . In handsome binding . Size BJCriJi Inches . Those whohaTO read WALLACES KU | M « B during 1897 Sowwhat to expeot in thia book . It is made up of a series of letters to the farm boy . written from ttie standpoint of an old friend of of are the those family that who affect has character himself been building a farm ,, boy the and foun a . fathe ? of fa __ n DOTS ^ he subjects treated dation of all tnuand lasting Success on the farm or elsewhere . In clearness ,, s . mpncity , andthe gjneralnseofold English words of one syllable , it issuperior to anything the authorhas e ™ frrittsn . Amongsomerfthesubjects treated are , The Farm Boy andhhiMotheri TheFarm BOT and htsFather ; The Farm Boy and Ills Chum ;• The Farm Boy and his Temper ; Fun : dibits ^• Jtdncat . on ; Start in Life , and many others . Even farm boy Bhould read Uils b _ Sk , and will read it if given an opportunity . Itis jnst . such a bo...
The Unseen Enemies of the Corn Plant . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
The Unseen Enemies of the Corn Plant . The corn plant has more enemies than a saint . They are lying awake nights in the ground even now waiting for the farmer to begin planting . There is no stage of its growth in which the corn plant does not have an enemy awaiting it As soon as the seed is planted the thousand-legged worm is ready to attack it by eating out the germ . As soon as it begins to sprout the wire worms get after the seed , aud as soon as it comes up the cutwoims and the sawed-web worms , a dozen or more varieties of them , begin their destructive work . Later on the corn root worm begins on the roots , devouring them from the tip towards the stall-, and still later during the summer two or three species of root lice locate upon the roots and pump out the juices to be transformed into milk for the benefit of the keepers of these dairy cows , the red ants . Preparation for all these attacks is now being made under ground , all unseen by the farmer , and it is wisdom for ...
Cash and Time Sales . the sale of of stock [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Cash and Time Sales . the sale of of stock system disposing on the farm or by breeders has become BO thoroughly fixed that it is likely to remain as a permanent feature of American farm life . There are many advantages connected with it , both to the buyer and the seller . On the . farm , for example , it affords a ready way of disposing of stock that the farmer does not wish to carry through the winter or through the summer . By having a sufficient variety , he can , by advertising it well , and with good weather , draw a good crowd , some of which can make use of the stock offered to better advantage than he can and usually give all it is worth . It is an advantage to the buyer by enabling him to use his credit when cash is deficient , and thus stock his farm , and oiten make the first step toward becoming a stock grower instead of a grain grower . Sale notes have long since become a favorite sort of commercial paper which capitalists stand ready to take . It is a well known fact ...
The Emptying of the Ranges . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
The Emptying of the Ranges . From the year 1890 and onward we informed our readers that the ranges were emptying their surplus stock upon the markets and that until this operation was over the cattle would necessarily bring lower prices . We are reminded of this by looking over Wood Brothers Pacts and Figures of the Live Stock Trade for Twenty Years . Under the table giving receipts for range cattle for seventeen years , we find that the range , including both rangers and Texans , poured upon the market in 1 S 90 , 806 , 547 , of which 229 , 494 were rangers and 657 , 053 were Texans . In the year 1891 they furnished 1 , 059 , 530 ; in the year 1892 , 989 , 280 , of which 717 ,- 153 were Texans . In the year 1893 they furnished 984 , 519 , with a somewhat less proportion of Texans . In the year 1894 they furnished 761 , 898 , about half and half Texans and rangers . In the year 1895 they furnished 790 , 569 , with more rangers than Texans ; in the year 1896 , 595 , 347 , with more T...
Joint ill in Colts . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Joint ill in Colts . Occasionally a farmer will have a colt that apparently is all right at birth , but in a few weeks swelling of the joints commences , increases , and keeps on increasing , frequently until the colt is six months old , when it dies . Veterinarians tell us that this disease is caused by the absorption of poisonous germs by the naval string before the colt is many hours old , and that it can be avoided by having the stable in wnich it is foaled clean , and if there is any tear ot pollution in tying up the naval string , an application ol diluted c-uuonc acid . Alter the germs once nnd lodgment in the body and the swelling commences , it is just as well LU kill the colt as it will never amount LO anything . Shepherds in Scotland nave tne same trouble in sheep , but it never appears until late in the season alter many lambs have been dropped in the same enclosure . The lambing pen becomes foul , and the inevitable result is disease . The remedy is a comparatively litt...
Spring Pasturing or Meadows . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Spring Pasturing or Meadows . Many farmers , especially when they aie a little short of feed , are sorely templed to turn their stock on the meadows as soon as the crop begins to grow . To this we say , please dont . A dry April means short meadows , for the reason that the grasses do not get a sumciently early start to make a lull growth . Pasturing in the flrst half of May in a dry season means exactly the same thing . The leaves are the lungs of the plant , and pasturing in the early part of the season means not merely a loss of the amount of pasture , but the weakening of the plant during its entire summer s growth . Still further , the early grass , while very rich in fleshforming elements in proportion to dry matter has a very small proportion indeed of substance , being nearly all water . Any farmer who undertakes to cure clover hay when it is just beginning to bloom will realize this , and very early spring grass has much more water in it than even clover at this stage . Kee...
The Hereford Bull , Sir Bred -well . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
The Hereford Bull , Sir Bredwell . On page 8 of this issue we present a cut of the head of the great young Hereford bull . Sir Bredwell , the property of T . F . B . Sotham . Chllllcothe , Mo . Owing to the necessity of printing from a reproduction of the original plate , the cut does not do the bull justice ; It ls especially deQcient In expression . Sir Bredwell , It will be remembered , was the firstprize 2-year-old at Springfield last year , and since that time he has developed wonderfully , weighing at the present time over 2 , 100 pounds . He is a son of Mr . Sotham s great Corrector . He is not included ln Mr . Sotham s coming sale , as he 1 B reserved for the show herd to be exhibited at Omaha this tall .
Our First Page Illustration . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Our First Page Illustration . The subject of our first page illustration this week is the prize-winning Short-horn bull , Uuion Ciuickshank 3 d , owned by E . B . Mitchell _ = Son , Danvers , 111 . Those who attended the Iowu und Illinois state fairs last j cur will remember Baron Cruickshank 3 d u _ un _ of the prime favoiltes in the Short-horn lobby . He is u bull of great substance , standing on very short legs , a splendid feeder , as tne expression of the head and eye show very clearly , and * with a wonderfully mellow hide . Good judges have pronounced him a representative of tiie most desirable Short-horn type , while , as a breeder , we feel safe in predicting that he will acquit himself with honor . We publi _&gt; h tiie Illustration at this particular time for tlie purpose of calling attention to the fact that Baron Cruickshank 3 d , as well as a number of his calves , will be included in the forthcoming sale , to be held by Messrs . Mitchell , at Danvers , 111 ., ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
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Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
M »^_ _» MM » » M . _¦ l « Q- ^_»»««»^ r Please Remember 5 That the 50 c-rate in clubs of five still k ( holds good . That Is , when five or J • more subscriptions , either new or re * j 2 newels , are ssnt atone time , they are • S accepted at 50 cents each—just half 3 the regular price . A Those who have already sent in I ? clubs at the above ratas can add Bin- T S gle subscriptions at any time at the S * same rate . S WM | - ^» -I . •••«¦» MM - ¦»&lt; IH — IH ^ | I FURNISH YOUR HOUSE . J C HASE £ \ y EST , § | 712-714 Walnut St ., I 1 Des Moines , Iowa . § i SSI ! Fttpti * tttre » I m Seven Large Floors . jj 1 New Goods , Best Quality , £ Lowest Price . P ^
Punching up the Railroad Commission , [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Punching up the Railroad Commission , The House of Representatives promptly passed a resolution instructing the railroad commissioners to investigate the alleged discrimination of rates made by the railroads as to coal shipments , charging that compliants have been made by local coal dealers which precludes its shipment from mines within the state a much shorter distance than the points of consumption . We hear it stated that Daven Head of the Prize-winning Herefordbull Sir . Bredwell , 63685 . Property of T . F . B . Sotliam , Chillcotft . e , Mo . port jobbers find u cheaper to ship their goods over to Illinois and then ship them through to northwestern points than to ship them direct Shippers of grain are anxious to know why 11 . 5 c and 12 c is charged from central Iowa to the river and but 15 c to Chicago on export grain . There are a whole lot of things that the producing and commercial interests are anxious to know about and we hope that while the commissioners are looking af...
Complete Fences . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Complete Fences . After all , no fence is complete unless it is horse-high , hog-tight , and bullstrong . Nine-tenths of all the fields of Iowa that are fenced at all are only partially fenced , that is , they are fenced only against cattle and horses . These fields can not be used for hogs and sheep until they are enclosed with complete fences . A three barb wire fence is a good thing , but after all , it is only half a fence . Complete fences can be made of barb wire or of hedge , but after all there is no fence that gives such entire satisfaction as the various brands of woven wire , whether made in factories or by hand on the farm . Let us set our stakes in the next ten years for complete fences , and thus make our lands fully available for stock purposes .
Stewart's "Domestic Sheep . " [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
Stewarts Domestic Sheep . Henry Stewart author of The Shepherds Manual and other valuable works , has published a volume that should be in great demand just now among farmers who keep sheep or expect to . It Is a work of over three hundred pages , and deals with almost every problem connected with the shepherd s work . The main points discussed are : The natural history of the sheep , varieties and breeds , science and art of breeding and feeding , the construction of barns and stables , the history of wool and its uses , and the prevention and treatment of the diseases of sheep . This is a standard work and contains information of very great value to every sheep breeder . The most experienced can learn a great deal and the inexperienced will save a great deal of money by buying the book and mastering its contents before they invest too much money . It will not give them experience , nothing but keeping sheep will do that , but it will enable them to avoid the mistakes of others and...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 8 April 1898
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