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Small Farms Unprofitable . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
Small Farms Unprofitable . Some interesting facts as to small farms have been developed by Government inquiries in Germany and Austria . They show that mortgages on small properties have alarmingly increased until they amount to from 54 to 90 per cent . The reports claim that protection against American and Indian competition must be resorted to , and include all kinds of farm products . It is absurdly held that return must be had to the law of primogeniture and the subdivisions of land prevented . Better to conclude that their peasantry should emigrate to America , where they can have a farm large enough to use improved machinery , and where they can usually find a suitable market . In these continental reports a comparison is made with England and Scotland . It is claimed that on the small farms there , the yield is small , averaging only fifteen bushels per acre , while the large Scotch farms give an average of fortyeight bushels of wheat to the acre . The average value of the cr...
Market Review . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
Market Review . The leading markets remain , quiet , but steady . The weather has been generally mild , and the roads , without being bad , were more or less sloppy throughout the West and of course not conducive to general hauling . Farmers seem rather inclined not to press the markets with grain and live stock , if we may except poultry . Of this there was a glut , and , except for the most superior , about any price offered , in reason , was accepted , especially since the state of the weather precluded long keeping . Provisions with rather were steady , and light supplies of live stock , values remained fair . In grains , for wheat foreign markets were slow and the trade here sympathized . Corn was dull under free arrivals and with alleged-large quantities on the road . Receipts so far grade well , which shows that since freezing weather set in , corn has dried out well . Cash corn was in fine shipping demand , except for the lower grades . Oats were dull , and trading was done ...
The Changes Approved . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
The Changes Approved . FABM , FIELD AND STOCKMAN : We very much like the changes in your paper , as to reading matter and the weekly visits . Success to you . We have had a very good season here . The wheat crop , which early promised a large yield , was cut short by hot sun and much rain . It averages about twelve to thirteen bushels per acre : corn , perhaps forty-five to fifty ; oats , fifty ; potatoes , a fair crop . Prices , wheat 40 to 50 cents ; corn , 15 cents ; oats , 10 cents ; potatoes , 25 to 30 cents ; butter , 20 to 25 cents ; eggs , 20 cents ; hav , $ 3 to $ 5 per ton in town . Onr country is well settled ; fine stock of all kinds well represented . A cheese factory , started by a joint stock company , made the last season 17 , 000 pounds cheese : it sold at 10 cents wholesale . The house and fixtures are now for rent or sae . Farmers are all getting tame grass started . The hog cholera has , in the last year , swept over our whole country , till verv few farmers have...
Editorial Notes ? [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
Editorial Notes ? —It would be comparatively easy to remove the rock barrier in the Desplaines river , seven miles in length . This would allow a free flow of water from Lake Michigan to the Gulf . —The sum of 156 , 000 marks ( twentyfour cents nearly , each ) is stated as the sum the German Government will expend on the canal from the Baltic to the Elbe and the North Sea . —It is stated that 25 , 000 , 000 acres of forest are yearly cut in the United States to supply the annual demand . But we have 445 , 400 , 000 acres still left , and the timber is growing night and day . —The New York Herald says Prince Bismarck is going into the liquor business on account of . the German Empire and that his specialty will be brandy . We had innocently supposed it was the brand y that went into the man . —The time for turkeys has not passed yet . Always fatten them before killing them . Put them in a coop , and feed neavily for ten days . If kept longer confined they will lose flesh . Give plent...
THB MINNESOTA DAIRYMEN AT BED WING . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
THB MINNESOTA DAIRYMEN AT BED WING . [ Continued from lst Page . ] the best treatise on handling a herd of cows , and Mr . P . D . Holmes for the best treatise on the manufacture of cheese , and very good papers they were , all of them . That of Mr . W . R . Putnam was particularly good and sensible , and well worthy of publication in every farm journal in the land . These will , of course , appear in the published proceedings of the Society . [ A synopsis of some important ones will be found in our dairy columns . —ED . ] Mr . Marvin declining , P . D . Holmes was elected President for the year 1886 , and Mr . W . C . Rice re-elected as Secretary . The following resolutions , as presented by Mr . P . A . Holmes , Chairman of the Committee , were unanimously adopted : WHEISEAS , It is the prime object of theButter , Cheese and Dairy Stock Association at all times to promote the interests of the farming community and the State ; WHEBEAS , the manufacture of counterfeit dairy goods or...
Against Frauds . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
Against Frauds . FBEDERIC , Dec , 21 , 1885 . EDITOK . FABM FIELD AND S TOCKMAN;—My subscription to your paper expires this week . I shall do all I can to show the paper to the neighbors and farmers in this community . They all want it and like it , so that you can bo sure of a few subscribers . lam glad you raised your voice against frauds and swindlers .. If more of the editors would follow your example , it would be a blessing . MBS . L . MCLACBXAN .
Current Events . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
Current Events . PERSOIVAl ,. —H . D . Frisbee , a prominent cattle breeder of Louisville , Ky ., was mortally wounded by his partner , J . K . Lake . ^—The Chinese Minister has given $ 500 to the Grant monument . — Geo . W . Childs has placed a memorial window to Gen . Grant iu the library building at Ocean Grove , N . J . CHICAGO . —A Christinas tree caught fire at the County Hospital , causing a panic in which a number of persons were injured . — Tuthill King , a Chicago millionaire , aged eightynine , has taken out a license to marry Mrs . Sarah Bell , a widow forty-five years of age . Four masked men broke into the postofllce at Mt . Forest , a suburb of Chicago , obtaining about $ 000 in money , stamps , and merchandise , but were recaptured . Among the papers of the late Emory A . Storrs , who it was thought died penniless , has been found a life insurance policy for $ 20 , 000 . The first of a series of Sunday meetings for the newsboys and bootblacks of Chicago , has been he...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
HeTMJ CHOLERA . — An old and experienced farmer tuS discovered an infallible remedy for HogcKra . Has never failed yet . Will pay WM for each and every case that it will not cure ii Sd ^ o rdtag to ^ directions . Recipe wilMbe sent postpaid for 11 . 00 . postal note . . Address J W . MED , Farragnt , Iowa .
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
A NEW-YEARS CAROL . The rime lies on the cedar-boughs , the hoar-frost in the eaves Rcflwts the moonbeams silvering upon the holiy . leaves ; And round our hearth we meet again , no single gap is there :, Prom grandsire , with his frosted brow , to babe with golden hair . And yet perchance there may be one with tear-drop in the eye ; There may be one whose utmost soul is struggling with a sigh ; There may be one whose heart rests on the green turf of a grave , Whose life is buried with a love that sleeps beneath the grave . Ah , in the purest veins of gold there must be some allot/—Not hunlan Is the man or maid who knows not buried joy ; For never yet was he so blessed , and ne er shall blessed be . Who had not in his happiest hours some saddening memory . 0 , golden words I 0 , kindly hearts ! 0 , voices sweet and low 1 0 , clasping hands I O , smiles that set our bosoms in aglow ! 0 , Peace and Love and Charity , ye are the Christmas flowers Whose blossoms can make glad at yule th...
YOUNG FOLKS . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
YOUNG FOLKS . Wbittier and the Children . Sometime ago a number of children in a public school in G-irard , Pa ., wrote a letter to the poet Whittier , telling him that they had learned to recite several of his poems , and closing thus : If it would not be too much trouble write a verse for us—something that we could learn and always remember as having been written by you especially for us . In response he sent the following : Faint not and falter not , nor plead Your weakness . Truth itself is strong . The lion s strength , the eagle s speed . Are not alone vouchsafed to wrong . Your nature , which through fire and blood . To place or gain can And its way , Has power to seek the highest good And duty s holiest call obey . JOHN G . WHITTIER . Oak Knoll , Danvers , Mass ., 3 d mo ., 5 , 1885 . COCKYLOO . LOUISA M . ALCOTT . In a barnyard a gray hen sat on her nest , feeling very happy because it was time for her eggs to hatch , and she hoped to have a fine brood of chickens . Present...
OUR LETTER BOX . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
OUR LETTER BOX . DANVILLE , Wis ., Dec . 8 , 1885 . DEAB EDITOB : I thought I would write a few lines and see if you would be so kind as to print it . If you dont print it I wont write any more . I have a dog and two cats . One of the cats is very poor , and I dont know what makes her so Can you tell me what makes her so poor ? Well , I have a dog , and he will draw me around in a sleigh in winter time . Good-bye . KATIE MCCARTHY . It is possible , Katie , you play with your pussy too much , and in that way keep her from getting all the sleep and rest she needs . UNDERWOOD , IOWA . DEAB EDITOB : I am a little girl eleven years old . I thought I would write to you , as I have seen no letters in yonr Letter Box from Pottawattamie . My sister takes your paper . I like it very much I like to read the childrens letters . My grandma lives with us ; she is seventy-six years old . My school will take np soon . I will bj so glad , for I love to go to school so well . We are going to Nebraska...
. Boys Boots . . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
. Boys Boots . . BY T . C . DUNCAN , M . D ., CHICAGO . Papa , I needa new pair of boots , is the burden of many a boy just now . Somehow the cast-off boots of Spring had grown wonderfully small and hard for feet that have boen running loose all Summer—too hard even for the stonebruised and stubble pricked feetl Were I to ask your boy readers what kind of boots they want , the chorus would doubtless be , red tops . Fathers you will do well to heed it . But be sure that they are red tops . Eed top , whether clover or Kentucky grass , is vigorous and roomy . See the top , it speeds to catch the light . The genuine red top towers above all grassess . So get boots with spread of foot—big enough to allow a vigorous development aU around . But they need not be clumsy even if they are large enough to hold two pair of socks as well as a good foot . • By the way ,, two socks are much warmer than one pair and rubbers . While the foot is ample the leg should be ample also , and high . A bit of...
Funny Bits . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
Funny Bits . —A little girl , hearing it said that she w * s born on the Queen s birthday , took no notice of it at the time ; but a day or two after asked her father if she and the Queen were twins . — What are pauses ? asked the teacher of a primary class . Things that grow on cats , piped the small b oy at the foot . — Can you tell me what a smile is , littte maiden ? Yes , sir ; it s the whisper of a laugh . —When an American belle becomes a Countess it does not take her long to Count her gains . —Great oaks from little acorns grow . Our early historians make mention of but one small hatchet , and to-day we lead the world in the manufacture of axes . Good gracious ! exclaimed the hen , when she found a porcelain egg in her nest . I shall be a bricklayer next . . —Why is the heart of a tree like a dog s tail ? Because it is furthest from the bark . — Dont you think you have a good mamma , to spread such nice , large slices of jam for you ? said an old lady to a little boy who was...
Stocking Fall , [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
Stocking Fall , Gwagee , jump up quick and strike a match 1 I feels one ob our stockin s on the foot ob de bed yer , an its jes jammed full ob sompfin already , an I know its lubly by the way it feels . Lawob goodness ! If taint my foot , an I done forgot ter pull my stockin off las night when I went ter bed . Santa Claus has done gone left me dis time , shuah .
Page 11 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
MOTHERS • who discover any signs of impurities iu the blood of their children should bo prompt in the use of proper remedies . Tho neglect of such care for young girls is the primary cause of most of the diseases which afflict women . Mrs . Harriot H . Battles , South Chelmsford , Mass ., writes : My daughter , 12 years of age , bus suffered for the past year from general debility . A few weeks since , we commenced giving her Ayer s Sarsaparilla , and her health has greatly improved . Mrs . F . T . Robinson , Perkins st ., Somerville , Mass ., says : Mothers should use • AYERS Sarsaparilla in their families . It is invaluable to girls between the ages of 10 and 14 years . Sold by all Druggists . Price $ 1 ; six bottles , $ 5 . Prepared by Dr . J . C . Aver &amp; Co ., Lowell , Mass ., U . S . A . / « p | n || WEAMERVOUS INVALIDS , tip MfmBaaWmma and others seeking Health , a WtimmAmMmM Strength and Energy , are y \ atsSAm ^ Am ^ AM advised to send lor The &lt; £ ||^ ...
LITERATURE . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
LITERATURE . Book Notices . —We are not of those who believe that because an author is heir apparent to $ 2 ,- 000 , 000 his book should be treated differently than if he were only worth two sous . We are even skeptical about Dr . Johnson s doctrine that when a nobleman writes a book it deserves consideration . But Valentino , the book of William Woldorf Astor , was submitted to the publishers with its author incognito . It was thus accepted for publication . It can doubtless stand on its merits before the reading public . The story is Italian , the period the beginning of the 16 th century . Such characters as the Borgias , Machiavelli and Pope Alexander VI are introduced and with evident fidelity to history . The work will be classed with the historic novel . It has action and interest wholly its own . But there has been a great study of the customs , thoughts , sentiments and domestic habits of the Italians of that age as well as of the public events that usually go to make up hi...
Page 12 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
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Page 12 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 2 January 1886
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