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Bushel Basket of Golden Cap ~ Seed Corn . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
Bushel Basket of Golden Cap ~ Seed Corn . The . lustration on this jpage is a sample of the product of the A . A . Berry Seed farms of Clarlnda , Iowa , both girl and corn . The com is their new variety known aa Golden Cap and although they only Introduced it two years ago it has met with great success and they have sent hundreds of bushels into every state where &lt;* orn is orown and such letters as these have been received by them : I likn it better than any va lety I ever tried . Golden ap produced better than any of my other varieties and jielded 100 bushels per acre . Yonr Golden ap beats them all and I will plant nothing else hereafter . The illustration is taken from a photo which U a true picture of the com and judging from the illustration Berry s corn is all they claim for it and we advise those of onr readers who have not already secured seed of their kind to writ * them for their catalogue which is free by mentioning WALLACES FABMBB . Address , A . A . Berry See...
Lamb Feeding in Colorado [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
Lamb Feeding in Colorado We regret that during our recent trip to the mountains we were not able to visit Ft Collins and gather for the information of our readers the exact data with reference to feeding lambs at that point which has become famous the nation over as a center for feeding lambs on alfalfa . We are indebted , however , to the Denver Field and Farm for the following data with reference to sheep production in that country , and we give it to our readers as something which interests them , and especially those who are feeding lambs in competition with the Western sheep . The cost for ranging , that is , keeping sheep on the range , is given by the Field and Farm at from 30 c to 80 c per year , and the return is a fleece worth from 50 c to 80 c and a Iamb worth $ 1 . 50 to $ 2 . 25 . The wether lamb is usually sold in the fall . The ewes are kept until five or six years of age . The fatter sheep go to the Eastern markets , while the poorer grades are sold for local consump...
CLUBBING LIST . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
CLUBBING LIST . - &gt; * —WOBOTHlTBAB \ VALLAOBS FABMBB and Wkly Inter Ocean $ LS 5 , VALI _ OBSFABMEB and Wkly la . Register 1 . 85 ^ Ar ^ AOMFAEioa and Twiee-a-WkNews MS • V ALLAOBS FABMBB and Daily News 1 . 90 TVALL ACESFABMBB and Weekly Leader ISO N ALLAOBS FABMBB and Amsr . Poult ry J nl L ~ ¦ VALLA sFABMBBandWest . GardenAP . J . 1 . 80 t ~ sFABMBB and Western Fruit Grower 125 • VALLAOXS FABMBB and amer . Swineherd 1 . 85 ATsFABMBB end tit . LoiihGlobe-Demoot 1 . 75 V LL AOBS FABMBB and Kansas City Star 1 . 21 . VALLAOBS FABMEB and Toledo Blade 1 _&gt; WALLACESFABMBB and Omaha Bee 1 . 50 WsFABMBB and Womans Home Compa n 1 . 30 Ws FABMEB and HcGlure a Magazine 1 , 80 WALLACESFABMEB and Midland Monthlr 3 . 00 Ws FABMBB and Chicago Wkly Drovers J , 2 . 26 WALLACES FABMBB and Housekeeper 1 JO WALLACES FABMBB and Wool , Markets and Sheep 1 , 50 SOMB COMBINATIONS . Below will be found some combinations of three or more papers , by taking advantage of which our subscr...
Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
pr ^ j ST . JACOBS OIL i S TOS i ~~~ ~~~~ 5 I Soreness ___ \ 1 Stiffness . j 1 IT CURES IN TWO OR THREE j j % VIGOROUS RUBS .- * !| ; ARGUS HEAL- !|| l | f ^^^ Kp tle makes one gallon of lotion . THE ABGUB BEMEDV CO ., DEOATTJB , HL Please send us another dozen bottles of Fever * ine by American Express to Madison Square darden . BABNUH &amp; BALLET . P . S . I consider this the only prepared te-rsr medicine on the market . WH . SMITH , In charge of Barnum &amp; Bailey s horses . Price of each $ 100 per bottle . For sale by irogglsts or sent express paid on receipt of price . Pamphlet on diseases and descripHTe circular sent nn request Free sample bottle of any of the aboTe for ia cts . in stamps to pay postage . THE ARI 1 US REMEDY COMPANY , DCCStcr , IU . B 0 VEE WESTERN STEAMER . utest lm » rovtd for 1897 Wlta Retnfa Ptee . CAVES more than one-half *•* the fuel and time . Ia quick , durable aad handy . Send for catalogue . Hade &amp; and sold by IOWA G * B...
The Farmer and the Pooling Bill . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
The Farmer and the Pooling Bill . When we began in our first issue of this year a series of articles on the pooling bills now before Congress for several years , we had little hope of seeing the granger —that is , the farmer who attends to his own business and has no political aspirations—so fully aroused as he is at this moment . The policy of silence had been maintained so long and so successfully , not merely by the political papers but by the agricultural press as well , that we feared we were speaking to deaf ears and to a sleepy , if not a sleeping , audience . We proceeded , however , in the faith of the old prophets that there is always a remnant according to the election of grace whose ears are open to the truth , and hoped that in perhaps a year we could secure the attention that the pressing necessities of the case demand at once . In all this we have been most happily disappointed . The response for which we hoped has come quick and full and strong . The whole state is m...
New Principle in Shoe Drills , [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
New Principle in Shoe Drills , You farmers who are users of shoe drlTs let us ask yon what part of your drill is the first to wear out ! In a majority of all eases the answer will be the shoe . Uince tbis is true why do you not bethink you to seak or buy that drill which has a shoe constructed on a principle that makes it practically as durable and as long lived as the other parts of the drill ? Yon say they cannot be had ? Oh , yes , rh » y can , and we illustrate one such herewith . The cut hero shown Is that of the Van Brunt Shoe Drill made by the Van Brunt &amp; Wilkins Mfg . Co ., of Horlcon , Wis . In addition to being a high-class drill in every particular , and adapted to the sowing of all kinds of grain , it excels in the fact that it has the only special sheaved reinforced steel shoe we know of . This shoe , instead of being made like the ordinary sho « of two plates of steel of even thickness welded together and drawn down to a fine edge , is made from specially p...
American P . C . R . Meeting . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
American P . C . R . Meeting . The regular annual meeting of the American Poland-China Record association was held at Cedar Rapids a couple of weeks ago . It was a . very successful meeting , although not as largely attended as usual . Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows : President , A . J . Lytle , Oskaloosa ; vice-presidents from each state represented ; secretary , W . M . McFadden , West Liberty ; treasurer , Allen Cocroft , Independence .
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
SILVER We offer Silver Mine MINE Oats , believing OATSit to be the best to sow . J . A . Saizer says , It is the greatest fielder in the world See his catalogue We have grown it for two years Farm Midway between Pol-- and Dixon , 111 . Will ship from either town Price 75 cts . per bu . ; $ 3 . 00 for S bu . ; 50 cts . per bu . for 10 or more bu . Bags free . 8 . BEARD . POLO . ILL . , Champion Seed Oats are several days earlier than other varieties . Stand up well , are good fielders , giving heavy weight , and are absolutely the best oats known with which to sow clover and other grass seeds forseedingdown . We have good , clean oats forsale . Write for prices on small and large lots . We sell them cheap . Address B . A * Lockwood Grain Co .. Des Moines , la . Red English Seed Oats . Bed English Oats will produce more weight of grain for a term of five years than any oat ever sown They have a short , tapering , stiff straw Thin hull and heavy meated . Did not rust and go down when W...
Shipping Cattle—No . 3 . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
Shipping Cattle—No . 3 . ro W ALLA—•• rixa-xa . The importance of having cattle ride in comfort when en route to market , and at the same time arrive at destination with dry sides and hips , giving no indication of scouring , cannot be overestimated , and no pains should be spared to put the cattle in the very best possible condition for the journey before it is commenced . Thin , gaunt cattle , with all the marks of scouring , while en route , do not prove attractive to the eye of the buyer , and cattle in this condition will neither eat nor drink as well as if properly cared for , and neither will the price realized be as good as if opposite conditions prevailed . The pernicious habit of giving salt to cattle before shipping cannot be too strongly condemned , for aside from the torture to the animal from thirst while on the journey , the salt acts as a laxative and at times a violent purgative , defeating the very object sought to be attained . In preparing cattle for shipment , m...
Our Front Page Illustration . this week like [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
Our Front Page Illustration . this week like On our front oaj-e appears a - ness of the Poland-China boar . Hoosler Boy 23669 A ., now owned by J . W . Blackford &amp; Son of Bonaparte , Iowa . Hoosler Boy will be remembered as the former herd boar of F . N . Orr of Columbus Junction , Iowa , in which herd he made a Rood reputation as a sire , ln fact , Mr . Orr only parted with him when he could not be-used to advantage lonKer . In pediffree Hoosler Boy represents a line of blood from which has sprunff some of the greatest of Poland-Chinas , his sire being King Wilkes , he bv old George Wilkes . Hoosler Boy began to make , a reputation for himself early , being shown at the 1893 State Fair and winning first money In the six months and under a year class , and . was also ln the litter taking first place . He has been In Mr . Blackford s herd now for two vears . and is highly thought of as a sire . They have some line young sows of his get for sale , and also have sows safe l...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
CLOVER SEED . Choice home grown Mammoth seed $ 1 . 00 per bn . Bags free with two bu . or more . Also Med . seed for sale . A . R . H 1 LSABECK . Oilman . Iowa . Common If there ever was a time Red when Glover farmers should sow Clover ¦ , it is the present . The-seedisof the highest ¦ grade and is offered at the lowest price ever known . We can supply one bushel or one hundred . It will pay . Write ns for prices , stating quantity . They will surprise you Livingston s Seed Store , agar GLOVER Timothy , and all kinds of grass SEED seeds . Prices . are very low now . Ask for our descriptive list and special prices if you desire a large lot , lowa Seed Co .. Des Moines , la . CnQf l f We Brew Farm Seeds OBBUoWe Grow ttiB Best We are selling choice tested Farm and Garden Seeds at WHOLESALE PRICES TO FARMERS . We are large growers ot POTATOES and are selling them at from 50 c to $ l . iiS per bu . Can Sou do better ? lammoth White Side Oats - - - - $ . 33 bu . Hansury Barley -.--.---- ,...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
r * Hmm * UeSmm »* fSSmmmteSSmm &gt; . USmm Please Remember 5 That the 50 c-rate in clubs of fl . e still k holds good That is , when five or ¥ Imore subscriptions , either new or re * j 5 newels , are sent atone time , tbey are j &gt; X accepted at 50 cents each—just half « the regular i rice , 1 Those who have already ¦ sent in » clubs at the above rates can add sin- J 2 gle subscriptions at any time at the 2 I * same rate . 2 LWI-O-MH . - - !!!* S _ S UH «^« M « J HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMIIMMMMMN CLOVER SEED Largest growers of Grain snd Clever Seeds in America . too *— — Our Grass Mixtures last • lifetime . Meadows sown in April will give a rousing crop ln Jnlr . Prices dirt cheap , MamImotn oatalogae snd 11 pkgs . Grass and Grains free for bnt loo . postage . Catalogue alone 6 c J 0 II a . f UZERIEED CI .. La Cms ., Wis . imwHwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
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The Flock at Lambing Time . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
The Flock at Lambing Time . To W __—as r—uanv Where winter Iambs are raised lambing time is near at band and I want to offer a few suggestions for tbe benefit of tbose inexperienced in tbe business . First , make several small pens in tbe sheep barn by making hurdles of four inch fencing four boards to the panel ; bave them about three feet high and ten feet long ; sixteen foot lumber will make bne side and one end . Set stakes about six feet from the wall of the barn to hold the panel in place , divide in the middle and you have two pens ; have the ends so arranged that they can be removed readily to let the sheep go in and out . Several such pens will be needed if the flock is large . When a ewe is noticed about ready to lamb if she is in the yard put her in a pen ; then if she has twins the first one dropped cant get away from its mother before she can care for it , as they sometimes disown them if they get cold before getting dry . Have the sheep shears convenient and clip the w...
How I Have Grown Potatoes Most Successfully . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
How I Have Grown Potatoes Most Successfully . r- w » i » « *¦» --r . B ** a — I much prefer fall plowingfor the reason that it is susceptible of being put in much-finer tilth than spring , is also freer from trash , and can be planted usually a little sooner . I first cultivate or harrow , or better both , mark out one way as near three feet as possible with a single shovel plow , run deep , or better still , go twice to the row . I plant one piece about every fifteen inches , stepping on the same that all parts of seed may come in contact with the fine , soft , moist earth that it may the more easily receive nourishment . I- cover with an ordinary corn cultivator . In a few days , say a week , depending on circumstances , I harrow , harrow so often and long that all the weeds are killed , or better still , prevented from starting , even if it appears to destroy some of the potatoes . When I am sure they are too large to harrow , I cultivate with an ordinary corn cultivator , eagle ...
Cause of Failures . [Newspaper Article] — Wallace's Farmer — 25 February 1898
Cause of Failures . ro WAI _ * . G _&gt; * - __ &lt; B . In your issue of January 21 , in answer to a Nebraska correspondent under the title of Causes of Farm Failures , you say , among other things : Insufllcient capital and lack of proper methods . That includes a great deal . It did last season in this vicinity . Much of the land here is rented , and land is nearly all the same ; mostly rented for cash . Some will pay their rent and have more grain left than others raised altogether . Some , crops will scarcely pay the rent , and those invariably are the ones who have to sell when they ought not , and are nearly always in the position of the fellow who tries to catch and hold a pig with a short tail . A great many do not stop to figure that a one and a half cent rise on 15 cent oats or corn in ninety days , is 40 per cent per annum on money , sixty days is 60 per cent , thirty days is 120 per cent per annum on money , and a three cent rise would be just double tha...