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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
worn is a vigorous feeder and responds well to liberal fertilization . On corn lands the yield increases and * the soil improves if properly treated with fer- . tilizers containing not under 7 % actual Potash . A trial of this plan costs but little and is sure to lead to profitable culture ; Our pamphlets are not advertising circulars booming special fertilizers , but are practical works , containing latest researches on the subject of fertilization , and are realty helpful to farmers . They are sent free for the asking . GERMAN KALI WORKS , 93 Nassau St ., New York . oiiiiiiiiHiiiiiHimiimiiHiiiiimiiiHiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiHiuiiiimiHM I ^ MJE ?^ 1 BEST and CHEAPEST . | I Catalogue and full treatise on spraying fruit § B and vegetable crops mailed free . Address - 1 WM . STAHL , QUINCY , ILL . | niiiimiHiiniciiuuiti-iiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiHiiiiiiiiin . ^ j ^^ lA ^ EXPRESS PAID . ^^ W ^ ^ L ^ ff ™ Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Be- ^ u _ P ^ B ^ fan-led . Endorsed by Leading...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
HOWARD &amp; WILSON PUBLISHING COMPANY , N . E . Corner Madison and Franklin Sts . TERMS : $ 1 . 00 per year .. Subscriptions may begin , with any number . CLUB TERMS : 80 cts . a year in clubs of five ; 75 cts . a year in clubs of ten or more . Add ten cents if Money vs . Products , or New- Hygiene , ? or Modern Kitchen , or Modern- Poultry Book , or other book is wanted . Write for terms to agents or for terms on Special Premiums . All communications should be addressed WESTERN RURAL / CHICAGO . III . Entered at the Chicago Postofflce as Second-class matter
NEWS COMMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
NEWS COMMENTS The calling out of the militia iri Kentucky in connection with preserving order in the Legislature is likely to do more harm than good . Legislative bodies are always jealous of having any dictation from the military . The State Land Commissioner at Lansing , Mich ., has made a ruling that only citizens of the United States can take advantage of a late act of the legislature , setting aside for homestead lands , which had for three successive years been forfeited to the state for unpaid taxes . Spain intends to checkmate our Congressional action in fayor ; of Cuba , by having the new Captain-General Weglerissue - -a ^ proclamation , w ; hen he takes command , practically givingbeiligereht rights to the insurgents ., This makes it more imiportant that pur Congress go a step further and recognize the Cuban patriots as entitled to their independence and welcome them to the family of nations . &gt; ¦ :- ; A .:. /¦ - . . . . •/ s . pri , Monday the two new senators ...
Herds , Flocks and Dairy [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
Herds , Flocks and Dairy THE CONCEITED COWA haughty cow unto a horse Remarked , Why cannot we , . And only we two , practice for A dual jubilee ? My bass profound is faultless , While your , tenor tremulo Is heavenly ; and our tiuet Would With pleading , moo she urged her case , Then sadly turned away , ; For the horse looked up disdainfully , And only answered Neigh ! —Exchange CONDITION OF RANGE SHEEP . ap EBRUARY . 9 word comes from Casf 7 par , Wyoming , that a prominent sheep man had just ; arrived from a 100 miles north of there and that he reported the fall of snow in the country traveled over will average six . inches . All the sheep in that section are in prime conditioru The loss on the range so far amounts to nothing . V Two hundred and fifty thousand sheep • are being winter-ranged in Natoona comity . A bunch of yearling ewes sold the other day at Rawlins for $ 2 . 35 per head after shearing . A herd of mixed • sheep at Caspar sold for $ 2 . 25 . This is a considerable a...
MULES FOR FARMING . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
MULES FOR FARMING . --P HERE is much unnecessary prejudice 1 against the mule . It exists among -those people who have had little or no experience with this creature . He is not an extravagant eater , in the first place . His • preference is rather for the cheaper provender and a very moderate quantity . of corn and oats . He is built for work , in that his looks do not suggest any aristocratic tendencies . Under sensible handling he is trained to work in . much less time than the average horse . , He has a mind of his own , and will . not always hurry on short notice ; but he is willing to plod along steadily early and Sate , and thus accomplishes more in a day in heavy work than the average horse iteam . No animal endures drudgery so well . Continuous work seems to be a daily ^ advantage . When worked steadily a mule team is very reliable in every essential • requirement . A level head and more ¦• than horse sense is characteristic of this faithful brute . With many years experien...
TEAMING . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
TEAMING . TO be a first-rate teamster aman must known horses and have a decided liking for them . He should also have a quick eye and , mind to « ee when any trouble exists or threatens -to exist . Nine times out of ten where there is difficulty with a horse in the shape of refusing to pull the load -and showing , a downright balky spirit the • blame lies with tlie man and not with the • horse . . ¦ . / - A-A How many cases of balkiness occur • where there is trouble with the harness , -especially with the collair . An ill-fitting -collar will produce lots of mischief , for It will chafe and gall the horse s shoulders , ^ and obviously render efficient service on ihe part of the horse out of the question . The collar should always fit quite snugly , • so as not to allow it to work about from • side to side while the animal is pulling . Another point for the accomplished teamster to . beatf in mind is that the horse , -to draw a load with / least inconvenience ^ ndexertipn , requires...
BARN NOTES . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
BARN NOTES . —V . Abbot . Wisconsin : You need hav «* • no fear in building up timbers out of • planks or even boards : for that matter Theywill be stronger than if all one piece : t ) irt do not use bolts at all ; for boards use eight-penny -wire nails for two ; but for • more than two use ten-penny . For two • planks use twenty-penny wire spikes * and for more than two , use twenty- and forty • genriy • ¦¦ spikes . All the timbers in the larg • est : house in Grrand Haven , Michigan ; arp • t &gt; uilt out of plank ; I know a professiorial $ &gt; a rn-builder , when he built a barn for himself , used nothing larger than 2 x 6 to make the frame with and a forty-foot post barn at that of course he made timbers out of the planks . The theory is that the grain in one piece runs all one way , while it does not in timbers made out of plank , and one supports the other . —Mish . In regard to barn building without using any large timber : As a practical builder as well as ...
Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
% &lt;*&amp; - &amp;* C $ ^ # * l ^^ ^ - ^ SiN ^^ gjNMrjf | With Little I | To Do I I On The Farm I 4 f j Many a young fellow , living in any small (¦ J town or village , could take . ij r f f I The Time I I To Make I Some Money f W THE LADIES * HOME J OURNAL gives him this i Tf chance ; He can earn anywhere from ten to V I a hundred dollars . Just a little effort is re- J I quired : the rest comes easy enough . Write to 2 f f The Curtis Publishing Company $ £ Philadelphia , Pennsylvania \ 8 y I
- THE NATIONAL DUROC-JERSEY ASSOCIATION . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
- THE NATIONAL DUROC-JERSEY ASSOCIATION . AT THE recent meeting of the National Duroc-Jersey Record Association , J . M . Storiebraker presented a paper on the History of the National . Fronl it we take the following : In reviewing the ground passed over by the National I would say that it certainly has made rapid strides iri breaking up the fallow ground , preparing it for ^ useful work arid making it produce good returns . A little more than four years ago the National was organized with nine stockholders . The first election of ^ officers too plaice at G ; eneseo , 111 ., on the 20 th day of November , 1891 , there having been held a preliminary meeting at Peoria ori Sept . 30 , 1891 . The secretary soon had all the papers that were riecessary to transact business in . readiness and publicly notified the various breeders of DurocrJersey swine to that effect . That this information was well received is attested by the fact that before the next anriual meeting of 1892 there had bee...
THE BEST BARN . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
THE BEST BARN . The best barn I ever saw for a 100-acre farm is the one I built this summer . It is 32 x 60 feet with sixteen-foot pOsts On an 8-foot wall aind has a self-supporting , octagon roof . .: : . x ; : The basement plain is showri iri Fig . 1 . A cow stable , 16 x 28 feet ; f , sheep space , 20 x 32 feet ; c ,. space for stock hogs , 8 x 16 feet ; d d d d , box stalls ; h , hall or feeding alley ; s , stairs . The ground floor is showri in Fig . 2 . Z is a bay 16 x 32 feet ; X , threshirig floor , 12 x 32 ; R , granary , 12 x 16 ; T , carriage space , 16 x 20 ; 1 1 1 1 1 , horse stalls ; m m m m , m m , grain bins ; S stairs . The hay is put down from the loft through chutes . This is the most economical as well as the most convenient barn , for general farming , that can be built . John C . Stafford . Laurence , Michigan .
QUESTIONS ANSWERED . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
QUESTIONS ANSWERED . In this column we will try to answer questions asked each week by our . readers about cattle , sheep and swine and the dairy . Write on only one side of the paper and make no mention of any other subject in your letters . —Bert Hqldenried , Wisconsin : The only device for holding a cow s tail during milking time that we have in mind is Stokes No kickee , no switchee , made by R ..-T . Stokes , Garnett , Kansas . —H . P ., Illinois : You can get a good butter worker suitable for working small quantities , of the Creamery Package ^ Company , 1 , 3 and 5 W . Washington street , Chicago . If you do not care to order by description , send for their 274-paged catalog which contains descriptions of several good workers with prices . —M . B . Dalton , Iowa : Law s Veterinary Adviser , which sells for three dollars , is a good stock doctor book . If you wish a good book on swine alone , Swine Husbandry by F . D : Coburn is the one * to get . It sells for $ 1 . 75 , post ...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
1 Was Helpless Ten weeks with acute rheumatism . My right arm was withered away to skin and bone and I had almost lost the use of it . gfmm ^ Stoh A- friend advised ; , ¦ t m &amp; i ^^ W ^ bm . Hood s Sarsaparilla ,, , f ^ . ^ ^^»| which I -. took , and E _ -B _ # ^&gt; ^ 11 when the first bottle * mm ^ gSs * * »^ j was used I could see &gt; I /_; • fJ / and feel a great \^ wE ^ jf change . The fleshi _* % mi ^ 23 &amp; 0 / *\ returned to my armi ^^^^^^ Jl ^^ , and the soreness left . ^ M ^/^^ i my body ; arid limbs . is &amp; m fWiiir i tylt Every spring and ifPf ft lllii A ^ A § tall since , we . have used three to six bottles in our familyI find to use Hood s Sarsaparilla is cheaper than to pay doctor s bills . I am thankful I have found a medicine to helo a man- , who has rheumatism . It keeps me in good , health . R . F OKRBSTALL , Oelwein , Iowa .. Hood s Sarsaparilla Is the Only True Blood Purifier Prominently in the public eye . % 1 ¦...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
HEK . EFOKDS—A large herd , comprising tne most fashionable and practical strains of thoroughbred cattle * . A large stock of Bulls , c * J suitable aue for breeding , purposes , also females , tot sale at reasonable prices . In breeding and quality ; herd is second to none . Several World s Fair Winners . GEO . 8 . BEDHEAD , J 0 ) es Moines , Iowa . Please mention the Western Rural .
ELECTRICITY AND HORSESHOEING [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
ELECTRICITY AND HORSESHOEING H ORSESHOERS are not permitting other crafts to get ahead of them in the utilization of electricity , the most versatile of energies and powers . They have taken to heating their horseshoes by electricity , and the queer part of it is that they heat the steel and iron under water . This electrical forge can- be put in a water bucket , for it is only necessary that the box , tub , bucket or tank holding the liquid be built out of some non-conducting material . Generally it is a wooden box thirty-one inches long , ten inches deep and eighteen inches wide . The forge is connected with the ordinary arc or incandescent light sys tem , and the positive terminal enters the box and it attached to a-lead plate which is sunk in the liquid . The solution is composed of water , carbonate of soda , borax and alum-. The negative terminal ends in a bar of metal about three-quarters of an inch thick , which rests on the edge of the box . The horseshoe to be heated is he...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
Blue-BIooded Pedigreed Collies of the prettiest color and highest intelligence . I have = sold a great many puppies , from Ohio to California and all purchasers speak only words of praise . Send for catalogue and price-list of puppies . E » WIN BOTES , Thorntown , Ind . Please mention the Western Ruifal . DO YOU KEEP SHEEP ? Read the AMERICAN SHEEP B KEEDEB . Established 14 years . Thlrty-slx pages , devoted to Sheep . Mutton and Wool . Edited by highest authorities . Elegantly illustrated . Veterinary Dept worth ten i times subscription price . Send stamp for sample copy and terms to new subscribers . AMERICAN SHEEP BREEUER , ¦ . Jffl ( W . W . BURCH , Mgr . ) Chicago , 111 . Please mention the Western Rural . The Best Feed Cooker Made . Smooth , heavy , cast iron kettle ; , heavy boiler-iron casing . Gives I satisfaction every time . We are giving a special discount now to farmers . Our price now ? 10 . Ask at once for our new catalogue . Address Economy Manufacturing Co ., Horner...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural and Livestock Weekly — 13 February 1896
Vacuum Leather Oi May as well know it . Get a can at a harness- or shoe-store , 25 c a half-pint to $ 1 . 25 a gallon ; book ¦ How to sTake ? ¦ :. Care of Leather , and swob , both free ; use enough to find but ; if you dont like it , take , the can back and get the ^ whole of your rnoney . Sold only in cans , to make sure of fair dealing everywhere—handy cans . Best oil for farm machinery also ; If you cant find it , write to VACUUM . Oil . COMPANY , Rochester , N . V . T C . CALLAHAN Friend , Neb . * Fine stook 1 . • sales ; a specialty . Have made over 800 sales and will guarantee satisfaction . Thoroughbred Registered stock DUROC-JERSEY HOGS . KoS , 4 ^ and history . JOHN M . STONBBRAKBR . Panola . Ill . *• ¦ - » _^ MHH ^ -niBKBHIBB , Chester While , 4 _ H _^ DAJ ^ r «^ HsMAJ Jewey Bed and Poland Ohta » &amp; m k £ * ESmmmmJKmW * IQB - •* *»*• Guernsey and . ^ k ^^^^^^^ HfllV Holstein Cattle . Thoroughbred ^ k ~ _ MH _ IH _ HBK Sheep . Fancy Poultry . Huntinf *^** BMa ^ ...