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•- »¦• Awards in Photograph Contest . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
•- »¦• Awards in Photograph Contest . The first prize of an Adlake Photograph Camera , with outfit , for a photograph of the most attractive farm home , has been awarded to H . J . Hendryx , Monroe , Neb ., whose beautiful home ¦ is illustrated below The second , a set of the Standard Dictionary , value $ 15 , goes to Alfred I-Iubbell . Fulton . Wis ., whose attractive home will be illustrated next week Under the head of Homes of Our Readers we shall publish illustrations of several of the others . from time to time ..
BUILDING A BEEF [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
BUILDING A BEEF A BUNCH OF BEEVES ON A DAKOTA FARM . BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST , C . TUEGEL . Edited by W . B . Lloyd . A Few Words with Our Readers . IT is with pleasure that I send out this number of the good old Rural to our thousands of readers . I say old Rural , for as long ago as when I was a boy the Rural was read by the farmers in the states near Chicago . It was the Western Rural then . Now it is read by farmers and towns-people from Maine to California and from Minnesota to . the gulf—it has a national circulation and is the National Rural and today it goes out under its new name . I call it good because it has so much in it that will help men and women and children and anything that helps any one is good . Those who have been reading these good things for years love their old friend and may be sorry to have the name changed , but as the friend will be just as good , just as true as in the years gone by . they will love it just as much with the new name and the new readers th...
Breeds and Breeding . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
Breeds and Breeding . By Prof . Samuel Johnson . fayjSSl ^ OR a long period , after the first mention of animal life , t l-lsfvC ?! we Uave Jut llttle evi &lt; lenee tllat indicates any marked ) W § FM « differences between animals of the same species . This M fcSaSlf was doul ) tless owing to the fact that the flocks and 8 Br ^_ $ -tl ) herds were confined within comparatively narrow limits , so that there was but little change in conditions . The climate , the food , the entire environment were practically tne same , or at . least varied in so small degree , as to exert very little influence in developing any change in form , size , color , uses or other characteristics that marks the division between breeds . As population increased and 7 it became , necessary for men to leave the narrow limits , where the race was cradled ,. taking with Them their flocks and herds , , these as well as their owners found new conditions to which they , had + o adapt themselves , and these ...
Profitable Cattle Feeding . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
Profitable Cattle Feeding . By Prof . F . B . Mumford . BUILDING THE FBAMEWOKK i HE general public has . little cons ception of the magnitude of the business of beef production in . the United States .- The latest statistics show that , the combined value , of ill cattle in this country in 1897 reaches the enormous sum of over $ 1 , 000 , 000 , 000 . This array of figures has little significance until . we begin to compare the cattle industry with other agricultural products . By authority of . the same statistics quoted above , we find that the value of cattle in the United States is twice that of eorii , more than double that of wheat , and seven times greater than the entire oat crop . As compared witn other animal industries , the value of cattle exceeds that of horses by more than 000 millions of dollars ; while the total value of all , the sheep in . the United States is , but one fifteenth of the . value of cattle : The swine industry , generally asso ciated with beef product...
Page 9 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
ALPHADELAVAL CREAMSEPARATORS. fDe Laval Alpha Baby Cream Separators -werefirst and have ever been kept best and cheapest . They are guaranteed superior to all iraitations andinfringements . Endorsed by all authorities . More than 150 , 000 in use . ¦ Sales ten to one o £ all others combined . All styles and sizes— $ 50 .-to $ 225 .-. Save $ 5 .- to $ 10 .- per cow per year over any setting system , and S 3 .- to $ 5 .- pv _ Rsgi- « aw- per cow per year over any ffWr ^^ f % imitating separator . a Iff - Or « ¦* - New and improved mal [ Jfi- B P \ - \ chines for 1898 . Send for &amp;* Sr Vi 1 new Catalogue containing / J 4- J ^ - fund of up-to-date dairy jga &amp; iiJt - information . THE DE LAVAL SEPARATOR CO . RANDOLPH &amp; CANAL STS ., I 74 CORTLANOT STREET . CHICAGO . I NEW YORK . _ fil--fili _ i § K 3 THIPY fiSIST RP RFIIT At Bny rat 0 lbw ¦ m , , ** sa _^ ^ OJg ^ lglHK III-.. UHH 1 _) E DCA I B neror- suffered defeat in ^ ^ fee ^ , __y _ uB * -iHnM $ i a...
Page 9 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
w THAT WONDERFUL CHURN . H . T . Marshall writes us as foil ws : I want to add ray testimony to the list of those who have used Mio lightning churn . It does all that they olaimforlt , You can churn easily in one minute , and get a larger percentage of butter than wltn ordinary churns . I never took the agency for anything before , but so many ot my neighbors wanted churns that I ordered 81 ) and they are all sold . Other fanners can do as well as Mr . Marshall . . No farmer can allord to be wi ! houtone of our churns . By using it he can make 25 per cent more butter than with bis ola churn . Any intelligent faraer can easily tell four or five churns every week in his own township . Every one who sees his churn will want one like it . We will mail olrou- / , lars and full particulars on demand . Mound City Churn Co ., ° 2 ar ^ u }!&amp; , MO . JHH DUROO JERSBYS ^ ¦ ^ ¦ H Tha business farmer s hog . Mode ^ HB ^^ BHr Criterion 151- &gt; heads herd . Fine lot of 7 S _ R...
Page 9 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
SHnRTrMRN Dill I 3 years , red , dehorned , * 75 , UllUninUnn BULL yearling Poland-China Bonrr Sweepstakes Winner , $ 25 ; March Tigs , $ 15 . IBA COXTINGHAM , Eden , 111 . tBRAB-ZONS POULTRY CATALOGUE PPCITV It saboauty ; Q-erE &gt; Oeolore » phvtes . Illusrnttl tratcs and describes fine Turkeys , Geese , Pucks and chickens ; girespriceso £ fowls &amp; eggs . Finest Borer s Guide published . Inclose 10 c . for postage , etc . J . R . Brabazon , Jr . &amp; Co ., Box 5 « , Delavan , Wis . Harmony Herd of Recorded POL . AND-CHINAS All ages for sale and sows bred . Tecumseh King 3 ! i ;) 55 Am Record , at head of herd ; has won 6 firsts in 3 different states , and never beaten . Spring and fall pigs at low bargain prices . t 3 ?~ No cholera everhere . Write now . Geo A . Baumgardnor , Hawkins , Newaygo Co ., Mich .. Spring Valley Herd of Poland-CIiIna Swine . aged stock of extra style of finish , with plenty of bone , In pairs or trios , no kin , at hard time pr...
SHELTER FOR FATTENING CATTLE . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
SHELTER FOR FATTENING CATTLE . THERE is much difference of opinion among feeders as to tlie actual value of sheltering feeding cattle during tne fattening . period . Sheltering cattle involves considerable extra expense over the ordinary method of feeding in open lots . The first cost includes an expenditure for barns , and the annual cost will be represented by cost of-repairing . buildings , greater labor in caring lor animals , and possiblv a / slightly greater risk from disease , arising from too close confinement . The advantages claimed are : 1 . Less -waste in feeding . and less food to produce a given gam , and 2 . Saving of manure e , * * t - i THERE is little question but that there is a saving of feed and certainly a saving of manure from indoor / feeding . The last ¦ proposition , that less food is , required for a given-gain , needs some investigation . This question has occupied the attention of several western Experiment Stations , and the results , agree in a gen A G...
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
ProfitforYourWork.PerfectClimate.HealthfulHomes, Thrifty farmers in Vineland who began in the fall of 96 with $ 200 to $ 300- only on $ 109 to $ 125 land , this year have made $ 1 , 000 to $ 1 , 500 on ten acres only , growing fine vegetables and berries—they will make much more when the fruit trees begin to produce freely as •they do three years from setting . The mild winter climate is most healthful ; no severe cold , no blizzards , no deep snows , no cyclones , no pulmonary disease . Ample free . range for cattle in the nearby hills and mountain slopes ; 10 , 000 fine cattle shipped yearly ; breeding is very profitable . Splendid opportunity for dairying . Ideal climate for poultry : and bees . Schools , churches , no saloons . Adjoining riches , per capita town on Pacific Coast . •Superior openings for many lines of industry and trade and manufacturing . Address , . ..,-. • „ . LEWISTON,WATER&amp;POWERCOMPANY, Lewiston , Idaho ,, or Concord , Washington .
Some Points on Feeding Western Cattle . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
Some Points on Feeding Western Cattle . By R . M . Allen , Manager Standard Cattle Company . , 1 . „ . tty- - - r ^ x , . ROM . the title of . this paper it must , not be supposed that there is a wide / differerice between feeding native ca ttle ^ and Westerns , for . it is- only reasonalhfeto suppose that the same general . ills ^ ot feeding will bring equally good res jritJP- , taking into consideration the quality / jot the - cattle—with natives or Westerns . The- only important- difference is in * the preliminary feed , this period in the ; case of Western range cattle requiring along-. ev time and more skill in handling to ., avoid injury to the animal . Our experrience here has been almost entirely with range cattle , a large proportion of-, them very common Texans , and I give this . ex-, perience merely as a recital of facts and , figures and of the necessities that have ¦ confronted us during the twelve years of our operation at this point . * ¦ * * T . HE first requirement...
^ •w How I Feed for Beef . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
^ •w How I Feed for Beef . By . J . ¦ W . Robinson . I HATE been a feeder for fifty years , and the following is my , present method of feeding for beef : In the first place , I get good Short-horn , or Whiteface , or Polled Angus cattle . I buy from spring calves up . I feed well , have plenty of grass and keep them growing . When I commence to feed I get them to a top feed and never let them get hungry . My choice way ^ of feeding is on grass and corn . I was among the first who fed on grass . Some men talk of fattening cattle m sixty days and . some in six months . I can beat that , feeding them twelve months . It takes that long to get hog fat , and that is what you would call mellow , and the butchers all want them . It is a very hard matter at present to get cattle of good quality be . cause of being adulterated with milk 3 . W . ROBINSON stock . Just now I am raising some Polled Angus cattle . I like them very much and believe them to be good cattle and good feeders . I comme...
Killing Beef on the Farm . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
Killing Beef on the Farm . By W . B . Lloyd . A FARMER should have some meat besides salt pork . A nice fat beef riicely dressed will help out wonderfully and with the-addition of a tripod to the tools usually found on a well regulated farm the killing and dressing may be done without driving the animal to a slaughter house . M AKE a tripod as follows : . . Take three poles twelve feet long , 2 x 0 scantling will do , bore a hole through each on the six inch face six inches from one . end and bolt them together with an eight bolt , having a clevis clasping the middle scantling and •included in the bolting .- In this clevis fasten the . hook of one block of an ordinary-block arid tackle or if you have not a block and tackle fasten a pulley into the clevis in the tripod and have a roller fastened between two of ithe standards of the tripod near the ground and run the rope used for hoisting the carcass over these . - . - ; TPO kill the creature shoot with a 32-calibre rifle , placing t...
Page 13 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
t COOK Tour FEED and Save Half the Cost—with the PROFIT FARM BOILER With Dumping Caldron . Empties its kettle In one minute . Tlie simplest and best arrangement for . cooking food for stock . Also . make Dairy and Laundry Stoves , Water and Steam Jacket Ketties , Hop ; Scalders , Caldrons * etc ... ¦ _?¦ Send for circulars , D . E . SPEKRY &amp; Co ., Batavla , 111 . J = jSB Latest Improved Tripletjw Geared Cob and Grain Grinder . mt A Powerful Two Horse Machine , mm . ¦ -Grinding Rings go four times H ^ i around to one turn of team ; grinds ^ mfflB _ H at a rapid rate . Has been thor- ^ S &amp; - » oughly tested and proves to have ^ HEp . no equal in any respect . ^^ H 3 | Sold direct to farmer . ||§ H T . L . PHILLIPS , MFR . - __¦¦ £ WRITE FOR TERMS , ETC . BOWSHER ifiW FEEDMILLSm ( Sold-with or-without elevator . ) / / ywSIH CRUSH ear corn ( with or without &gt; / / Mm i Hi shuclts ) and GRIND any kind of I fc / fWfi / K 1 Wt small drain at same time , mi...
Page 13 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
PORTABLE WELL DRILLING £ U _ || MACHINERY . ii ^ S ^ S-S ^ ftl Established 1867 . Covered by &lt; g 3 ?§ Sj __ fi 3 § 3 IEJ patents . Machines drill any . « gBBiJ £ ^^ g ^[ j || f | depth both by steam and horse ^ SSS H 5 | jgi power . Twenty different styles Send for free illustrated catalogue . Address , KELLY &amp; TANEYHILL , Waterloo , Iowa . IJ^^^^»S_SSF1 J ! Cheapand ^ Cojivenier ^ w 3- »&gt;_ --B-HI- III — —SB—B-B _ H I1H_3_SSSSS :H m B--P 3 ^ -HBN-H--M 8 _ H---B 8 ^ -BI---B ^ --- _ -SMHH £ ^__ M THANKSGIVING DAY Will come , for you , -when you witness the first attempt of your stock to down the new Chain-Stay fence , and 305 days in every year thereafter . You can , and Trill , issue your own proclamation . CHAIN STAY FENCE CO ., IO Miller St ., Sterling , | U .
Page 13 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
* V ^ fiwP ^^ 4 J ^ 9 mM ^^ B ^ 99 ^ uX ^ n r ^ mx ^ 9 ^ Wm ifflu _ JOTrin \ ir , -nr . BntrtnTi LV &lt; n jr » - ^ it n . liiij- fw flTtHnSTriTr ^ ni ! ^ i-ii rr i V * . i 4 f AM I i * wi ? i ; i _ Ji nnini less Dont Shovel Snow all winter from the lane , but buy Pace Fence and have a clear track . No drifts behind our Winter Styles . Ask for prices . Page -Woven Wire Fence Co ., Adrian , Mich . BS _ f _ S ^§ ra _! I Pililslp3^ &gt; DOUL ^ F ^ BlflLD SOItfCHESHIIHfr . &gt; 4 | 1 QQ ROD . ° fy , 0 Y _ N WIRE HHC &amp; tf filfrS BW ( ~ Uf . ERtt . K 0 KDMOf-Ne &amp; rtAeHlNB COWPANYZg ms . M ^ , f r _ K ° ^^_ D ^ i _ i ^ i ^^^ P
is An Industry Unsurpassed in the World . —The Union Stock Yards . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 3 November 1898
is An Industry Unsurpassed in the World . —The Union Stock Yards . *« FiJj | £ ^ Qg HICAGO uow known tlie world , over . Its fame has Jf / K w ^® been greatly extended by three things—though many 1 nv &amp;^ k _ 5 ° tliers- liav _ contributed to it . One was the great tire ( 3 ^^ % * of 1871 ; another was the Columbus Memorial Expo- $ WBP * $ _ S . sltion or World s Fair , and thethird- is the . Union Stock Yards , its vast business , its admirable equipments , its clocklike management and its ramifications , connecting it not-only with all the agricultural interests of our great country , but with business enterprises and operations in the markets of-the whole civilized world . Ihe commanding posiion it holds to-day may well be a-matter of pride to Chicago and the great Northwest . It was not imported here : it is no exotic . Like most great enterprises its history is one of gradual growth and deyelopineiit from comparatively small beginnings . Its organization dates back t...