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The Superior Value of Large , Heavy Seeds . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
The Superior Value of Large , Heavy Seeds . The Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture for 1896 contains a very valuable article giving the results of the experiments conducted by the Department of Agriculture for the purpose of determining the comparative value for sowing of large , heavy seeds as compared with the small and light M IMN . The experiments were conducted in the greenhouse where every prncpss could be under complete contiol and accurate comparison s made . Tlie seeds used were beans , soja beans , peas , rye , barley , wheat , and oats . The seeds were carefully separated into two lots , one of heavy and the oilier of light , the Individual seeds of each having approximately the SOJA BEAN—Fonr typical plants photographed at the CIOBO of the experiment , the two at left lrom heavy and the two at rijht from light seed . _ aine weight . These seeds were planted in pure sand , and the plants were given equal amounts of a culture solution which contained all the necessa...
The Management of Farm Manure . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
The Management of Farm Manure . It seems like thrashing old straw to refer again on this subject on which we have said so much in the last few years , and we do it simply because of tlie vast numbers of new subscribers that are daily being added to our list . As managed at present on most farms , there Is a very great waste of the fertility in barnyard manure , and not only waste but mismanagement otherwise . Some farmers imagine they can haul out in the winter or early spring a large amount of coarse , poorly rotted manure , plow it under , plant corn and receive large benefit the first year . If the season is exactly right it may be a benefit , but if the season is dry this kind of manure will almost certainty be an injury instead of a benefit to the crop . It is not a waste of manure but a waste of corn . Many farmers allow the manure to accumulate In the winter , lie in open yards , often on the hillside , exposed to sun and rain until late in the fall , and then remove it to th...
Value of Pasture on the Range , [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Value of Pasture on the Range , One of the subjects that was discussed quite fully at the Denver Convention , was the question of ceding the arid lands to the states and permitting them to dispose of them as they saw fit The value of these lands is regarded as worth a cent an acre to cattle men ; sheep men will give as high as five cents per acre . In Wyoming , for example , it takes forty acres to support a steer . _ The Iowa Experiment Station Reports shew that 800 pounds of sheep will consume the grass that will support a thousand pounds of steer , or , in other words , sheep consume twenty-five per cent more grass than cattle of equal weight . We presume , however , that when the cession takes place , as it will sooner or later , the cattie men will conclude that the lands are worth more than one cent an acre ; two cents , possibly three . At one cent an acre the cost of grass to keep a steer to four years old would be $ 1 . 60 ; at two cents an acre twice that amount When ranch...
The National Stock Growers ' Convention . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
The National Stock Growers Convention . One of the most Important stock meetings that has ever been held in the United States was held in Denver on the 25 th , 26 th , and 27 th of last month . We attended the meeting for the purpose of making the personal acquaintance of as many of the stockmen as possible , studying the conditions on the range with special reference to their bearings on the interests of our readers , and for the further purpose of ascertaining how they felt on the subject of feedlng-in-transit rates to Iowa points . The meeting was unusually large , embracing delegates from , the innumerable live stock associations in Montana , Idaho , Wyoming , Colorado , Utah , New Mexico , . Arizona , Texas , South Dakota , Western Kansas and Nebraska , Illinois , Iowa , Minnesota , Michigan , and Indiana , and farmers from different states , representatives of the Stock Yards , and commission men from Chicago , Omaha , and Kansas City . It should be stated that live stock asso...
A Sad State of Affairs . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
A Sad State of Affairs . Mr . Berry , the well known dealer in horses , of Chicago , informs us that for some time past an English buyer has been collecting stallions , many of them imported , in all parts of the West , taking them to Chicago , castrating them , and sending them back to England . This is the worst thing that could possibly happen to the horse breeding industry in the West . He tells us that these horses , costing from $ 500 to $ 1 , 500 , are being sold at from $ 100 to $ 400 by farmers who evidently do not read the papers and do not know that we are on the very of a dearth of really first class horses . The fact that even these prices are paid for horses that will make good drafts is the best evidence that the dearth actually exists now . To an outsider it would look as if the Western farmer had become disgusted with breeding horses and was selling his plant his machinery so to speak . If it were not so sad it would be supremely ridiculous . It is not the first tim...
Dealing in Real Wheat .. [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Dealing in Real Wheat .. For the first time in a good many years Chicago is dealing in real wheat and its markets are responding to the real supply and demand and not to speculation . The reason of it is that Mr . Letter has purchased or practically controls about all the real wheat that America can spare this year for exportation . He began months ago buying wneat not for the purpose of settling at delivery day by the payment or receipt of the difference in value , but by taking in the actual stuff . This is legitimate trading , and the advance in price which seems likely to be maintained is a very great advantage to every wheat grower in the country . We confess that we like this kind of trading , and we hope that every year some capitalist or combination of capital will repeat this operation and thus give the spectators to understand that they must deal in the real stuff , or , If not that prices will be controlled by those who deal not in wind but in actual grain . There will be...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
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Hawaiian Sugar . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Hawaiian Sugar . During the past three weeks the country has been flooded with literature emanating from a syndicate of papers known as The New ^ England Homestead , The American Agriculturist , and The Orange Judd Farmer , urging farmers and others to telegraph to the Senators at their expense to vote against the Hawaiian treaty . A Washington correspondent of the Tribune , who is usually very reliable , states that the Senators hare been looking up the matter and find that these telegrams , according to the statement of one of the Senators , are sent at the expense of the Orange Judd Company which publishes all these papers . As we are in receipt of a circular of this kind ourselves urging us to telegraph and send them bill for expenses , we can very readily credit the statement . Not content with advocating the rejection of the treaty in these papers and fathering the literature , much of it printed and distributed at great expense , Mr . Herbert Myrick , the responsible head of ...
Kidney and Bladder Troubles Quickly Cured . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Kidney and Bladder Troubles Quickly Cured . You May Have a Sample Bottle of the Great Discovery , Dr Kilmer s Swamp-Root Sent Free by Mall . Men and women doctor their troubles so often without benefit , that they get . discouraged and skeptical . In most I such-cases serious mistakes are made in doctoring and in not knowing what our trouble is or what makes ns sick . The unmistakable evidences of kidney trouble are pain or dull ache in the back , too frequent desire to pass water , scanty supply , smarting irritation . As kidney disease advances the face looks sallow or pale , puffs or dark circles under the eyes , the feet swell and sometimes the heart beats badly . Should further evidence be needed to find out the cause of sickness , then set urine aside for twenty-four hours ; if there is a sediment or settling it is also convincing proof that our kidneys and bladder need doctoring . A fact often overlooked , is that women suffer as much from kidney and bladder trouble as men do...
Legislation Wanted . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Legislation Wanted . We are in receipt of a letter from a correspondent summing up the legislation that in his opinion is needed by the farmers this year , which we condense : First , the restoration of the law left out by the code legislation requiring the cutting of the lance-leaf-ed thistle ; second , a law restoring the dog tax and placing a heavy tax on dogs of both sexes ; third , a law making it the duty of the dairy commissioner to look after adulteration of food products as well as of butter ; fourth , making more effective the work of the dairy commissioner . This last we have treated separately In our dairy department . As to the first , there is no . reason why the law requiring thistles to be cut in season should have been left out of the code . It was a good law and was operating well in portions of the state where farmers have the proper respect for law . Nor is there any reason why the dog tax should be repealed . We doubt , however , whether there is a majority of t...
Days of Grace . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Days of Grace . A movement is on foot to repeal the sections of the code which relate to days of grace . We do not see why these sections should not be repealed . When the country was new , mails uncertain , and intercourse limited , the maker of a note was allowed three days after maturity In which to pay without protest It was a wise law at that time . We do not see the necessity of it now . The farmer has to pay the interest on these three days and he is not benefited in the least It is more difficult to count interest on the odd days , it is more difficult to make collections , and we can not see where the benefit comes in to any person . It seems to be one of the good things which are out of date . Some fifteen or twenty states have already done away with days of grace and we see no reason why Iowa should not be among the number . We are suspicious of anything that is recommended by banks , but in this case we do not see what harm there is in acting upon their suggestion .
Cattle Paper . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Cattle Paper . By cattle paper is meant loans made to farmers on cattle for feeding purposes When cattle were on the decline these loans were regarded as uncertain in their nature and hence not desirable , but now that cattle are on the upgrade bankers are running over each other to get hold of this kind of secur- . ities . The common method of placing it is for the local banker . to advance the money , secured it he thinks best by a chattel mortgage on the cattle . Money has been loaned to farmers in large amounts during the last summer on these terms at six per cent , the method being to sell the cattle on four or six months time , or longer , and take his note bearing six per cent interest The local banker turns it over to the Eastern bank with his endorsement . It is stated that between $ 7 , 000 , 000 and $ 8 , 000 , 000 of this kind of paper is carried by the Chicago banks at this time . This throws some light on the otherwise perplexing question as to why there is so much mon...
CLUBBING LIST . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
CLUBBING LIST . OMX BOTH 1-BAB . WALLACES FABMBB and Wklr Inter Ocean tl JS W ___ LA 0 E 8 FARMER and Wkly la . Begiater 1 . 85 WALLACESFARMER and Twice-a-WkNews 1 . 25 WALLACES FABMKB and Daily News 1 . 80 WALLACES FABMKB and Weekly Leader 130 WALLACES FABMBB and Amer . Poultry Jnl 1 . 80 W _ J _ LA SFABMKB and West . Garden A P . J . 1 . 80 Ws FABMKB and Western Fruit Grower 125 WALLACES FABMKB and 4 mer . Swineherd 1 . 25 WV FABMKB and St . Louis Globe-Demo ,, t 1 . 75 WALLACESFABHER and Kansas Citjr Star 1 . 25 WALLACES FARMER and Toledo Blade 1 . 25 WALLACES FABMBB and Omaha Bee 1 . 50 WV FABMBB and Woman s Home Compa n 1 . 30 WV FABMBB and McClnre s Magazine 1 . 80 WALL ACESFARMER and Midland Monthly 2 . 00 W s FABMBB and Chicago Wkly Drovers J . 2 . 25 WALLACES FABMBB and Housekeeper 1 . 30 WALLACES FABMBB and Wool , Markets and Sheep 1 , 50 SOME COMBINATIONS . Below will be found Bome combination ! ol three or more papers , by taking advantage of whioh onr subscribers can sa...
The pooling B * U *» Iowa . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
The pooling B * U *» Iowa . The House of Representatives Radically Changes Front on the Pooling Bill . We regret very much that In l ho report of the vote on the anti-pooling resolution in the Iowa house of representatives , as given in our issue last week , there were some mistase .. Before preparing a list of those who were present but dodged the vote , we asked an officer of the house to furnisn us with the names of those who were excused and were absent It is quite easy to see how some were omitted . It Is not necessary to state that Wallaces Parmer could have no possible motive for doing any member injustice , and least of all its friends who were In favor of the resolution . Through the kindness of Representative Farley we are able to furnish the names of those members who , although included in the list of dodgers as published last week , were really absent from the house , some of them having gone to their homes , and who were in favor of the resolution . The list is as foll...
Tne Line of Battle on the Pooling Bill . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
Tne Line of Battle on the Pooling Bill . In controversy we delight above all things In fairness and candor . We have made it an invariable rule to state the position of our opponent as strongly as he can do so for himself . We thus avoid fighting men of straw . The position which the corporations evidently intend to take in the controversy over the pooling bill , which is now open , is contained in three propositions stated in an editorial in the Register of February Ilth . Referring to the well known fact that freight rates , by reason of the action of the anti-pooling section of the Interstate commerce Jaw , are lower from competing points on all sides of Iowa , distance considered , than in the state , the Register , states its method of relief as follows : First— The Register is not urging action in favor of the pooling and antiscalping * bills , but it is urging the farmers of this legislature to take some united action that will result in their being heard in favor of as low i...
The $ 2 . 00 Charge at the Stock Yards . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 18 February 1898
The $ 2 . 00 Charge at the Stock Yards . The Interstate Commerce Commission made an important ruling last week with reference to the ? 2 . 00 terminal Charges which the Chicago roads impose in addition to the regular rate to Chicago for the delivery of stock at the Union Stock Yards in that city . We have not a copy of the decision before us , but it practically declares the charge extortionate and names f 1 . 00 as a reasonable rate . It should make a dollar a car difference on every carload of stock shipped to Chicago .