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VICTORY ESSENTIAL . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
VICTORY ESSENTIAL . President Eoosevelt , in a late address , spoke in part as follows : Moreover , every friend of liberty every believer in self-government , every idealist who wished to see his ideals take practical shape , wherever he might be in the world , knew that the success of all in which he most believed was bound up with the success of the Union armies in this great struggle . I confidently predict that when the final judgment of history is recorded , it will be said that in no other war of which we have written record was it more vitally essential for the welfare of mankind that -victory should rest where it finally rested . There have been other wars for individual freedom . There have been other wars for national greatness . But there has never been another war in which the issues at stake were so large , looked at from either standpoint . We take just pride in the great deeds of the men of 1776 , but we must keep in mind that the Revolutionary war would have been sh...
THE POST CHECK PLAN . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
THE POST CHECK PLAN . Postmaster General Payne in his last annual report took strong ground in - favor of the passage of a measure which would afford a safe and cheap method of transmitting money through the mails . The necessity for a measure of that character is all the greater because of the rapid extension of the rural free delivery system , and it was on that ground mainly that Postmaster General Payne based his recommendations . The bill providing for the issue of post check currency would obviate all the annoyances and the difficulties attendant on the present system of transmitting money through the mails . The dweller in the rural district , equally with the dweller in the city , would have a cheap and convenient means of sending money through the mails absolutely safe and avoiding all question of torn or mutilated bills or stamps stuck to the letter in which they were placed for transmission as the equivalent of money . The post check would possess all the circulating and ...
FARMING A PROFESSION [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
FARMING A PROFESSION By R . D . Martin . Agriculture is more and 1 more being esteemed as a desirable occupation for a great many millions of our people . And never before In the history of tha world has so much attention been given by governments and states to this industry . In the past , agriculture has been a business ; today , it is a scientific profession . It seems to me that we are on the threshold of new ; things in all that pertains to farming . Our brightest boys are not all leaving the farm for other business pursuits and other vocations . What is successful farming ? A nice home , a happy family , good health , plenty to eat and wear , education for the children and study for the parents through farm paper and bulletins pertaining to agriculture . Hats off to the farmers and respect for the farm ! Let us read and study and put everything , every opportunity , in our children s hands . Let us have a farmer s library , books on agriculture , papers , government reports an...
CLEANING THE COW . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
CLEANING THE COW . The cow ought to be kept cleaner than the horse . This is difficult because of the habits of the animal , but for this reason the cows should receive more care . Their flanks should be kept free from manure ; they should be brushed , and the bag should be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge just before milking , to prevent dirt from falling into the milk . The amount of dirt and filth that gets into the milk from the cow is surprising , and is ona of the chief causes of the rapid spoiling of milk . To reduce this still further , good dairymen are beginning to use special pails .
TttE : f ^ M--HQWE [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
TttE : f ^ M--HQWE ( Published Monthly . ) J :: ^\ Subscriptions may begin the first of any month . Terms of . subscriptions in the UntteUStates , Canada and Mexico , $ 0 . 50 a _ year , nayablein advance . Foreign subscribers . must remit in . advance , those within the Postal Union sending 12 cents additional each year for postage . , ~ Remittances . .: ; * should be sent by bank draft , postoffice or express money order , payable to The Farm Home Co . The name -bn . your paper s yellow label will show to , the first of what month your subscription has been paid . , No other receipt is giv . en unless stamp is sent . Change of Address . Kindly send us both your old and new address a week previous to the date of . the desired change . Discontinuances . - Responsible subscribers will continue to receive this journal until the publishers are notified by letter to discontinue , when-all arrearages must be paid . IfM you do not wish the journal continued , *&gt; r another year ...
REMARKABLE FACTS [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
REMARKABLE FACTS About the Universal Exposition , St Louls . U . S . A ., 1904 . Life , color , motion , operating exhibits , to characterize , the great exhibit palaces . A fifty million dollar festival of progress . Opens April 30 . Closes Dec . 1 . Grounds cover 1 , 240 acres . Forty-four states participate . Fifty foreign countries exhibit . Four miles of aisles in Agricultural building . Model Indian school ; one hundred pupils . Complete assemblage of the world s races . Athletic contests—all nations and races , Revival Olympic games and Ancient Greece . Primitive Mexican copper mine camp . The widest boiler plate ever rollerL ^ Full sized yacht , completely tigged . Manufacture of nitrogen from the air . Wireless telephone station in operation . A practical shoe factory in operation . ( Jam cutting , grinding And polishing- . Model schools for blind -ana-deaf . Minis ? Gulch , 12 acres In extent . Queen Victoria s Jubilee presents . Philippine exhibit ! cost $ 1 , 000 , 000 ....
MONEY BASIS OF THE ST . LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
MONEY BASIS OF THE ST . LOUIS WORLDS FAIR . At the first world s fair , in London , in 1851 , there were 21 acres under cover ; the Philadelphia Centennial had a covered area of 56 acres ; Paris , In 1900 , had 125 acres-. Chicago , in 1893 , 200 acres ; St Louis will have 250 acres , while the whole area included within the exposition fence will be 1 , 180 acres , of which COO acres lie ln Forest Park and the rest on leased ground , west of the park . This is twice as much as was included in the site for the Chicago Exposition . There still remain 771 acres of Forest Park outside the fair grounds , furnishing a beautiful background and surroundings . The St . Louis fair has a broader financial foundation than any of its predecessors , starting with $ 17 , 000 , 000 in hand , or available as soon as needed . Of this , $ 5 , 000 , 000 comes from the individual , subscriptions of St . Louis citizens , $ 5 , 000 , 000 from bonds voted by the municipality , $ 1 , 000 , 000 voted by the ...
TO CONTRIBUTORS . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
TO CONTRIBUTORS . The columns of The Farm Home are open , to discussion on ail topics relating to the interests which tfie paper represents . Contributions are solicited from onr readers . Arrangements are now being made to send from this state the finest dairy exhibit that will be seen at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition . The Illinois commissioners have been induced to double their appropriation for aiding the dairy exhibit of the state , having increased it from $ 2 , 000 to $ 4 , 000 , and the dairymen have gone at the work with renewed ¦ vigor . There was a . certain parallelism in the lives of the two great political leaders wbo . died last month . Senator Hanna and ex-Secretary Whitney had both wo . n remarkable success and reputation in other fields of effort before they thought of devoting . themselves to politics In the large . Each became a force in national politics ; not ln his own personal interest , tout in that of a friend to whom ho pledged his undivided support . ...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
Hfffl Success ln Agriculture means prosperity for all . When the farmer prospers all classes enjoy good times . In order to prosper the farmer must keep posted in all matters pertaining to his business and secure the full margin of profit ha is entitled to receive on his crops . Ho must keep pace with and adopt the most approved methods for cultivating and marketing his crops . The farmer can not succeed without a practical , progressive and up-to-date farm paper , it ls his best investment Such a Paper Is THE FARM HOiVfE • Of Springfield , Illinois , which contains 20 or more pages of valuable Information of great interest an ! practical value to every farmer and each member of his family . THE FARM HOME continues to be the leading- favorite with the stock feeder , the dairyman , the swine breeder , the sheep breeder , the poultryman and the farmer Interested in better home-making and the education of the boys ° &lt; * girls . READ f BEST Live Stock Paper The Breeders Gstee...
ADVERTISING RATES [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
ADVERTISING RATES THE FARM HOME mTL ^ vS maa ^^^^ S fnents ot &amp; ve lines or less , one foliar per NO time or space disco-mt from these rates given on contracts fllea . Agate measurement , £ &gt; a t v „ er ? f £ , ° £ 5 S 8 &amp; * » # S &amp; £ lenWh ^ column 180 lines . All bills payable monthly as rendered , in New York or Chicago Exchange . All space contracted for muat ^ vaetl within one year from date of contract Positions may be contracted for subject to earlier contracts with other advertisers , provided such positions do not conflict with the Publisher si idea of the general make-up of the advertising pages . Advertisers are invited to investigate and test The Farm Home s circulation by every known proof ,, and to send their representatives for a-personal inspection The circulation of The Farm Home is published in every issue—advertisers know what they are receiving lor their money . Proof of circulation will be demonstrated by postoffice...
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS All copy for new advertisements that are lo be set by us ur . d changes in those now running should reach this office on or before the first of the month in which same am to appear . The Farm Home noes lo press the fifth of each month . New announcements that can be inserted among miscellaneous advertisements will be tit-ceplcd as late as the fifth of the month in wl . ich same are to appear , but advertising copy received at the last moment and handled hurriedly ,, as such , orders must be , does not receive the careful attention accorded orders received by the first of the month . A little forethought on the part of those contemplating the use of our columns will make it pcssililo for us to render them much better service .
TEMPERATURE OF THE SOIL . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
TEMPERATURE OF THE SOIL . The variation in temperature in soils of different texture is very noticeable in most soils . It often happens in our prairie soil that for the iu st three inches during the first two we .-ks of seeding the soil is below that temperature at which . plants can grow , anil anything which can be done by the farmer during that period- to in- &lt; iease the warmth of the soil has a distinct advantage in hastening plant Ki-owth during the early spring . The . onsensus of option of practical men in this country is that the early crops • no the safest and bring the best results . The warmth . of the soil bears a i lose relationship to seed germination • md plant growth . The experiments which have been carefully conducted at experimental stations -in the United States go to show that while wheat , rye and oats germinate most quickly ! t a temperature of 77 degrees to 87 degrees F ., corn requires about 98 degrees— of such Is the difference in the amount of ...
IMPORTING PURE BRED STOCK . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
IMPORTING PURE BRED STOCK . A bulletin recently issued by the l-nited States Department of Agriculture contains some figures whioh show the magnitude which the business of importing pure bred breeding stock from foreign countries has assumed in recent years . Every one who takes any inteiest at ali in the live stock industry of this country knows that large numbers of pure bred cattle , horses and sheen are annually Imported , but the number and value of these animals will be a surprise , even to those fairly well informed . While it is known that many large importations of horses are made to this country annually irom Fiance . Belgium and Germany , even many horsemen will not bo prepared to learn that our importations of horses for breeding purnoses reach around 3 . 000 head annuallv . valued at-in the neighborhood of a million and a quarter dollars . During 1902 and 1003 the importations of animals for breeding purposes were as follows : &gt; 1902 . 1903 . Total . Cnttle ....
A WONDERFUL BUSINESS . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
A WONDERFUL BUSINESS . The business of Lord &amp; Thomas , advertising agency , has been one of the most aggressive and progressive of its kind in the country , having in recent years been under the active management of Mr . A . L . Thomas , whose judgment on advertising matters is considered as authoritative by the vast body of publicity users . Mr . Thomas has succeeded Mr . Lord to the presidency and will continue , at the head of the flrm . _ . . _ The main offices of Lord &amp; Thomas are In the Trude building , Chicago , and its eastern branch is in Ihe American Tract Society building New York . ¦
ILLINOIS FAT STOCK SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
ILLINOIS FAT STOCK SHOW The following reference was made to a show of results in breeding and feeding live stock for the market by Col . Charles F . Mills in an address presented at tho late meeting of the Illinois Live . Stock Breeders Association recently held at l . rbana . Ili .: NEW DEPARTURE . This is the year and century for making new precedents and Illinois , with her established reputation for leadership , can not do a better service for the breeders of the state than by immediately , under the direction of this organization , placing its live stock machinery in motion in the way of completing arrangements for holding each fall Fat Stock exhibits in each county and a round-up State Fat Stock show at the time and place of the annual meeting of the Illinois Live Stock Breeders Association . The county and State Fat Stock shows , in the opinion of the writer , should be confined to Illinois bred and fed sloe ! -:, and consist of pure-bred steers , barrows and wethers of all t...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 March 1904
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