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The Texas Screw Worm . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
The Texas Screw Worm . •• jo waixaa-n * taxaxal I want to drop and inguiry into the letter box . While traveling in Missouri last fall I heard a great deal abont what they called the Texas screw worm , -which seems to bury Itself In the flesh of any animal , not ln a sore like maggots , but into any fresh cut or -wound . It soon , causes a troublesome sore , always going deeper to find fresh blood . People there . say they were brought into Missouri with some Texas sheep . The larvae is said to be laid by a fly not differing much in appearance from the conmton house fly . If the editor , or any of the • readers of Wallaces Farmer , can throw light on * his subject I wish , Khey wouM do so . T . CI . GTJENGEBICTH . Johnson County , Iowa .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
(( fro Aad Hover Made a PnbUe Bale . 1897 G . W . NORTON &amp; SON , WKoa J-nctkn , la * . ea-C , 1 . 1 . * P . nieH-CLA 88 BHuBT-H * BNB FOB BALBn ao Pure Scotch or Scotch-topped hsifars ind bnlls not related . Sired by Imt &gt; . Prinoe -DnarHe 1000 BS , Imp . MstsTttw of the Mint , and Baron Caa-bfiBi-er ( winner of t * erxwd prise Illinois Bute Fair ISM ) . Coiresrxmdenc solicited . 75 In herd . Compelled to Sell Short-horns Haviii « lo . tmyba--nandcon MmCammmmb - tents by fire , I must sell ln the ^^ Ks ^ HV Mst 80 days , 20 choice young ^ jaaaWja t * ow ., 10 hs )* td of yearling htn 7 . SB ^ Sfe ere . and 30 head of extra food majmaaaama bulls from 8 to IS m-mn .. of ace , &lt;***» iality and t- ft-eedut-r ot the best . Come and aee them , or writs , JOHN CRESSWELL , BOMparte . to * 30 Short-horn Bulls Banging In age from ten to thirty month , for sals . Thar are of SCOtta aad 900 UM Toned breeding and of thelow down , blocky type that have R cattle f...
HOW COUTJ ) HE DO IT 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
HOW COUTJ ) HE DO IT 1 PlMU , Neb , Oct . 2 , 1887 . PlOHXHB UfPLEinrfT CO .. Council Bluffs , Iowa , QaitTLsatnif—I * tought a Badger cultivator from 3 . ti . Davis of Palmar Neb ., six year . ago . and in UM I listed 80 acre , of corn , and culti vated It thre * times with thl . cultivator , usinr fonr horse , and changing team , evt-ry half day . I consider it the best cultivator ever made for listed tmrn , and my ten year old boy can nse it lust aa good aa I can . I raised 5 . CW ) bushel , of corn on the eighty acres . My farm is in Nance eonntr on the Loop Valley . I went to Nebraska from Pottawattamie Co ., Iowa Yonr . truly , J O BuotrntaHAM
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
t * NEWTONS f JJDEHORNERS FOR SALE a ^^ . ^^^^^ B A Sautl Berd of Aberg ^ mmmm W de-,, Aa * - * ,-, Cattle . Cows , mamamam heifers and calve-vof the mmmaaaaam must best fa-nilies , and t &lt; -odinkammamaaai -dividualsold .. Cheap for cash . ^^^^^^ H Just the lot to soon start . Apply a herd , AmM ^ M ^ M ^ MM be to ¦¦¦ - ¦•¦¦ ¦^^ l Iowa ^ EM I ^ II wto GEO . GEARY , loidoa , Oatario . MACKS LUMP JAW CURE . Maaaaa ^ AW SaaattmkOmar APPUOAnOxf . jd ^^^ gB ^ s- ^ jl ^^^^ HK ^^ One ^ I bottle cure . mmmmmmmaaaaab trom three to six bmab ^ baaaam bead . Itla need by Amjibm ^ aaaaaam auieadina-distuis vZmammammmmmm t ^ AMUUJ m ^ M , ? •&gt;»» ^ • ^¦¦¦*;••^ ¦&gt; «« z • ^^^^^ H fcl M . -Nf I fe , ^ P-. f ^ M Vbopahmm , m ;^ smj me ) maaa &amp; aa . rtm . ^
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
Remember W ^ ZtVxS 1 whereby It \\^^^^ Conquers | % fl ^^^^&gt; € St . Jacobs Oil j Gam RtnuratlJa , mmtifatAXka , imbmrnb , f * y f * ttT * t i pnttwa , Sc * sniis ^ Stiitfa *^ gaW -8 tgsB » tf &gt; j * i a « -w ^ nMMnnnnnnnM as «&gt; fif &lt;&gt; BfsMfSjSJ « 4 S SHnirlsa Hard of J Short-horn Cattle fe 8 *^^^ ttf- ^ i-iiiyiiflitfiTi-r ^^ Bm ^ am ^ aMMe ^^ a ^^^^^ c ^^ aar ^ gjt 3 afrtmdlridusls , best blood in both Scotch and Batea cattle . Fecnlstted Wild Kyea 10 M 48 utd Ab-sMe Dnke of Hfulehtu-st ( the latter t-ontnglBIXMIOand illustrated above ) , are the dreain aervlce . Young stock for sale . Come and NO onr herd , or write u » yonr want .. Addrees O . O . BIGUSB . Bartwlck , Iowa .
Insurance Department . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
Insurance Department . IttoUieaIm * nUusder ) S * rtmenttodij ** tan pertaining to matual InstaranostCommun , Iwtsona are invited . Different Kinds of Insurance . An -UMrreti « ln * r m-fiuber of din * erent kinds ot insurance are now conducted on the muttual plan . Farmers do not always unsleri - » i-and why there should be a siifference of -cost ln these sJlfferent Hnes , and , therefore , -we hear of a farmer every now and then saying that ihe was done with all kinds of mtrtuals for the reason , that Ms expent ** e in one kind was unusually high . A farmer , for example , recently stated that tt cost -him three per cent to Insure in tbe Hail Mntnal last year and he bad • cam &lt;* eHed ont , and he did not propose to become a party ta any kind of -mtrttml ta 8 rnrans *« on accoma of its expense . This man falls to realize -that . hall tnearaace is the most expensive of all kinds of insnrance , for the reason that the risk is greater and always will be , Wf-i-ettier on the...
Page 8 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
A FIRST-CLASS COLLEGE EDUCATION Free ot Charge to Students ot lowa . Afforded by the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts . A new college year begins February 22 , 1898 . Large faculty , excellent equipment , reasonable living expenses . Long and short courses in both AGEICULTUBE and DAIBYING . Also courses in the Sciences . Civil Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Electrical Engineering , Mining Engineering , a Course for Women , Veterinary Science , Group Courses . You can have an illustrated compendium FBBB by addressing PBES . W . M . BEABDSHBAB , Ames , Ia . WELLSii s _ w __ s _ w ^ sVeata * o &gt; ir a _ atate yonr want . Catsdtwtree . P . O . AUSTIN MFC CO ., Chicago , ill PORTABLE WELL DRILLING 9 _ ££ ___ 11 £ fil ! TSttahaant MACHINERY &amp; Mn . Ccmxmtvj . ______( ptuanta i * ttf . __ d * _ ^ t s driB iii _ * r ^^ -91 ae ^ f &gt; r » t ^ fcwa Send for free IDt _ ratodeSSons ) KEUY A TAJrtYHlUw W * rtw *« vta-- »
The Beef Steer . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
The Beef Steer . During tbe past two or three years we bave bad sjecai-fion to refer more than once in sximpllmeotary terms to . the excellent work that bas been done by Secretary Oobum , of tbe Kansas State Board of Agriculture . The information co 9 feoted by Mr . Ooburn concerning Kansas agrtourtnral industries , and distributed in bulletin foam , has been of great value mot only to Kansas farmers but to those of Whe states adjoining . Mr . Oobum s last effort to -tbis dh-ec-ttan -is a bulletin on The Beef Steer and His aster . We will probably foarve occasism to refer to this bulletin at Different times Im the future , but herewith give a summary of its contents prepared by Mr . Coburn : Recognizing the tremendous signOfi- . canoe of beef-production as a factor ln Kansas agriculture and Kansas prosperity , the State Board of Agriculture with a view to gathering and disseminating practical imfannatlon pertaining to this tmportant subject , has Interviewed several hundred of the m...
Information . Wanted on Grasses . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
Information . Wanted on Grasses . Mr . J . £ 7 . Harafolw-i-ger , of Harrison comnty , Iowa , writes : What kind of grass will do best on hazel brush land , that as been farmed three years in cs - trn ? What fe your advice regarding BngHsb blue grass as an all-around pasture for ihorses , cattle , and bogs ? How much to the acre should be sown and bow- deep snonM it be covered ? - , We do not know of any grass better adapted to ihnzel brush land than clover and timothy . In that section we -would sow about eight pounds of clover and from eight to ten pounds of timothy to the acre and cover as we do oats . We have not bad sufiloient experi ence with Etogliflh blue grass to give any d * eftn 4 te iiiformation . We sowed a small amount some years ago with other grasses , but not enough to justify us In forming an opinion . The botanical matme Is meadow fescue . It seems to be grown , successfully in some parts of Kansas . It was grown in -Madison county , Iowa , fifteen or twenty years...
The Blue Grass Pasture . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
The Blue Grass Pasture . On another page will be found some interesting notes from an old farmer of long experience in handling blue grass and sheep . He states , and lt ts the first time we bave seen it stated in so many words , that blue grass will not do weH unless pastured very close once in two or three years . Some years ago an experienced farmer in Iowa told us tbat it was bis custom to turn * • his stock On to his blue grass pastures s * - * ce _* t * wo ** sto » . ** - spring when the ground was wat for the purpose of ibavlng them poach it or chop it up with their feet The reason be gave was -that blue grass was apt to be sod bound and needed this kind of treatment . There is a point bere worth looking at . Our judgment is in both cases that the grass becomes sod bound , to use the farmer s expression , and lt needs to be cut up in some way . Would it not be the better way to take a disc harrow and cut It up systematically , and , while doing It , would it not be best to gi...
The World ' s Wheat Harvest . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
The World s Wheat Harvest . During the years 1892-1895 the average amount of wheat produced Im the world was 678 , 000 , 000 tons per year . Of this amount 20 per cent fell to America , 16 per cent to Russia , 12 per cent to France , 10 per cent to India , 8 per cent to . Austria , 5 per cent to Italy , 4 per cent to Germany , 4 per cent to Spain &gt; 3 per cent to Aigentine , 2 per cent Great Britain and Ireland ; a total of 59 . per cent for Bnrope , and 41 per cent for the rernalnder of the worM .
Marshalltown Institute . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
Marshalltown Institute . The farmers of Marshall county closed on last Friday one of the best institutes that we bave ever attended ; the more remarkable , because It is the first institute ever foeM in that county . The subject of good roads was quite fully discussed by a number of the lea-ding farmers In the neighborhood , the special point being whether the present system of supervision should be changed . One township has bad the new system in practice for the past year . Notwithstanding the new method had an able advocate In J . H . Jayne , the sentiment was against any change for the present . The subject of The Dairy was discussed by Dr . E . Lewis , and -in the absence of W . K . IJoard-man , State Dairy CkHnmissioner , by Henry Wai lace . In the evening addresses were delivered by Henry Wallace on State BoiWlng , and J . R * Sage , of the Weather Bureau , on Beet Sugar . Horse Raising for Profit , was the subject of a very fine paper by L . B . Goodrich , of State Center , ...
A RUhteous Rent . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
A RUhteous Rent . to WaxLAc-ts ruaH . I was much interested In the article on A Righteous Rent , as I have bad to deal with farm tenants myself for sevfiral years . * I , for one , firmly ( believe that as a rule the best plan for both- parties is that of a sash rent , at a figure somewhat less than that which would result from giving a share ; my argument being that the landlord should be willlag to take a slightly lower rent , as be would bave -t-onsiderably less trouble than wben taking a share . The tenant also would bave less trouble , would -have a larger return , and would get the benefit of any extra exertion be might put forth in order to secure a better crop , for wbich advantages he should be quite wilrrng to take the risk of an occasional light yield . Cr . P . MBBTBH . Handcock county , Ia . BLACK CHIEF W . A . The Illustration on this case is from a drawing made by Lou Burke , on December 22 d , of Black C * hlef W . A ., the chief sir . In service 1 n the Foland- * Ch...
I Hearts and Homes . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
I Hearts and Homes . TU . department 1 &gt; conducted by Hn , Henry WallaceDei . Moines , Iowa , who invite , oontri &gt;* b * -tiatu from all of it . readers . oThelNew . Year . Resolutions for the New Year , of how we will devote ourselves to tbe -cultivation and improvement of our Tf-flnds , in a way that will make us bene-fas - * tors of the world in general and our own ( homes In particular , are Always In order ta the beginning of tbe year . Perhaps a brief review of i 887 , of its failures , successes , and mistakes , might be a belp to 1898 . No [ year ever comes back again , and no fcw © years are alike . We -change with time . I &lt; et us • each resolve to live such a Hfe that if every one were such as you , and every life like yours , thl » earth would be Gods paradise . Women can always do commonplace tiidngs weH if they try , and the happi- ¦ ness of the world depends more on iprose than on poetry . ( The conwnon problem , yours , mine , i every...
Scraps . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
Scraps . If you would be capable , cultivate your mind ; If you would be loved , cuIUvate your heart . A clean heart will choose clean company and clean ways , and delight in clean subjects and clean employment . Two things we should never be angry at : What we can help and what we can not help . If wrinkles must be written on our brows , let tbem not be written upon our hearts . The spirit should never grow old . The great duty of life Is not to give pain . The devil s trade mark is cruelty ; heavens trade mark Is kindness . We have not lived In vain If we but stop one tear , or heal a wrong , or lift a fainting bird Into IU nest again . Whatsoever a man soweth , that shaU be also reap . Welsh Rarebit : To one quart of warns milk , grate or slice thin one-fourth of a pound of cheese . Let this come to the boll and pour lt over sUced toasted bread . ( This la a good breakfast dish . )
Page 10 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
Consumptlon Cured . pUeeSta P hl 7 hs ^ bran _ at tha formula of a simple regetable ^ t-t - _ ra-r to * $ __&amp;«_ £ _ ffiL ; ^ JKasQ Lung Aflectdons , also a poaitlve and radical ourefor Nervous Debility and all Neryoua Com . jlslnts . Having t-t-e ^ id lta -nmsierfiil c-iratlva powers In U-auMnds of casesjmd , slsalrtna ; to relieve human suffering , I will send free of charge to all who vrlsh it . ftls Mdpe , In s 3 er- ^ anjTrench or English , vtith ft * U directions for oreparing and using . Sent by mail , by addi-eaa . \ nx . with stamp , rt **** * r this paper . W . A . • form , tBO Powers modcTBoeAetier , N . T The lowa Agricultural College . A short Course for practical butter maker , -rill begin January 24 th and continue 4 wreka . I he rotrolar 19 steeke , 1 year , a years , and 4 year , coarse , begin Febrnan- iS-ind . s curses In ag * icu . tute , noTOtrnlt-nxt , ** jnti ajnmal husbandry also begin Pebraary -find and cuntinne 18 weeks , 1 year , 2 yeara , or 4 ...
florticnltnr- ? . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 7 January 1898
florticnltnr- ? . PammTiniff *** to thla dtrpartment an soil sjtsoTlfr * * **—o ns on lioHscultoral matter , will b . chae * i-rnlly aj-swai-ad . Black Knot . Black knot may be ( beM in cluxk by proper to * eaitm * ant -In -tlhe -winter . Tlie ¦ work Should not be 1-aflt umitrll grawKh starts , as the disease may then spread to many • trees . Out off ¦ dflseased branches some distance below the point of visible artlta &lt; k , as itftie jny-ceHum , or vegetative part of rtftie fungus , spreasls through tlhe tissues beyond the point of apparent attack . Ilhe wisober spores are mature now , or approaching maturity , and these , under favorable conditions ? , germinate and spread the disease , in pruning tafected -trees use care that the . blade of . the knife does sot come in . contact -with the spores . There 9 s no doubt that the disease is • frequ-ently &lt;* arried to oilier trees by pruning . 1 ( halve osxasionainy observed that in grafting the plum Mack knot make...