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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
DR . PIERCES FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION The Surest , Safest , Best KT ^ WV - A / fr-w * ^ REMEDY FOR Women and Girls . It cures the Aches , Pains , Drains , Displacements and Irregularities that beset the pathway of the girl , the wife , the mother , and the grandmother . A strictly , temperance medicine ; there is no alcohol , morphine , or other narcotic in it .
Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
Potash . T ^ NOUGH of it must be ¦ *—* contained in fertilizers , ¦ otherwise failure will suirely ¦ result . See that itis there . Our books tell all about fertilizers . They are sent • free to all farmers applying for them . HERMAN KALI WORKS , ; , 93 Nassau St ., New York . LUMBER AT HALF PRICES . Send us your bill for estimate . We furnish complete barn , house , corn-crib and factory outfits , doors , windows , shingles , lath , lime , iron roofing and building , material of all kinds . CHICAGO HOUSE WRECKING CO ., Purchasers of West 35 th &amp; Iron Sts . World s Fair . BKI 7 &lt; M ! . » S ; Chicago Posl Office Buflaing . Send for free Illustrated General Catalogue . containing Merchandise for the Home , Field , Farm and Factory . We can save you money . Electro-Chemical Ring . Trade-Mark E-C . llhemnatiam . NcuralKla , Sciatica , Bright - ! Disease , / S ^ . Diabetes , Gtavcl , GaU-Stone , Fen and Operators f £ 3 u ^ k Paralysis , Painful or Excessive Menstru...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
Published Weekly by the Howard &amp; Wilson Publishing Company , MADISON and FRANKLIN STS ., CHICAGO . ¦ Gen . C . H . Howard , Jas . W . Wilson , MANAGING EDITOR . : BUSINESS MANAGES . Subscription rates , one dollar a year of 62 numbers . Single , copies five cents . Advertising rates made known on application . K . S . THAIN , Manager Advertising ¦ Department . . All communications should be addressed NATIONAl . RUKAIi AND FAMILY MAGAZINE , Chicago , 111 . EASTERN OFFICE ( for advertising department only ) : . Frank S . Smith , 47 Times Building , New York . ___________ . Entered at the Chicago Postofllce as Second-class matter .
CURRENT AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
CURRENT AFFAIRS Another . important decision extends the scope of the civil service , law ; tp all employes of theboard of education except teachers , bringing 659 more persons under-the requirements of the law . Ex-Queen LiliouUalani of the Hawaiian Islands has entered a protest before the senate against the appropriation of the crown lands of Hawaii by the United States . The property , she declares , is hers by right and title . ¦ . . The supreme court of Illinois 1 has decided , in a case brought against a board of education , contractor , that contracts providing that only union labor be employed is illegal . The ground is that it is a discrimination against . classes and a restriction of competition . m . A decision of the Illinois supreme court which will be of great interest to property owners in the vicinity of Lane Michigan was the finding that newly made land on the lake shore is public property . This has long been a subject of contention and involves values mounting int...
Torrens Law Upheld [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
Torrens Law Upheld A NUMBER of the states have ) we understood , adopted the new system of keeping record of titles . It does away with the expense , delay arid inconvenience of the old abstract system , and what is more , the tyranny of the abstract companies . When the law Was first passed in-Illinois its features were fully presented in our columns . A majority of the people confirmed the action of the legislature . But the old system died bard . It was a : blood-sucker and would not let go its grip until the highest court gave its mandate . Last week the Supreme Court of Illinois refused ; further to consider the matter . The case of the People vs . Simons was the last ditch for the abstractors . This may be set down as one of the victories for reform for the year 1898 . The only way to change the Torrens law in the future will be by an act of the legislature . The system started in Australia and has been , adopted by other civilized countries and by State after State in our lan...
To Pension Confederates [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
To Pension Confederates S ENATOR BUTLER , of North Carolina , proposes the following amendment to the pension appropriation bill : - That from and after the passage of this bill every pension law now on the statute books shall apply to every invalid soldier , widow , minor child , dependent relative , the army nurses and all other persons who may be able to prove their claim under the present pension laws , without regardtto ¦ • whether said soldier was enlisted in the federal or confederate service of the civil war of 1861-65 , provided that those enlisted in the confederate service shall not draw any back pensions prior to the passage of this bill , but their clairn under existing laws shall begin and become operative with the passage of this bill . - While . we heartily approve of the forgiving and tolerant spirit and the restored good feeling and true union which has sprung up since the late American-Spanish war , and while we can heartily go with President McKinley in has propo...
The Grange and Progress , [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
The Grange and Progress , THE Grange , which is the pioneer and a typical organization of farmers , is usually found on the right side of every question . ¦ At its closing session the Michigan State Grange , following the example set by various Farmers Clubs , adopted resolutions favoring the immediate establishment of postal savings banks , free rural mail delivery , the election of United States senators . by the people and the abolishment of the free seed distribution system .. The coming legislature was asked to amend the beet sugar law by providing that the payment of the state bounty shall cease the moment-a factory becomes identified with the sugar trust , and to abolish the present optional uniform text-book law . and substitute a compulsory law therefor . * This paper has been an earnest advocate of , postal savings banks and most of the other measures here recommended by the Grange for many years . Several years ago , during the Harrison administration , we framed a postal...
— - ¦ - Made the Matter Plain ' [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
— - ¦ - Made the Matter Plain iV ¦ IN its declaration of principles the-American Federation of Labor , which has just closed its annual session at Kansas City , merely reiterated its former declaration on the money question , wbich was very emphatically in favor of the free coinage of silver . • The goldite organs , ever ready to misrepresent or catch at straws , immediately began to pipe the old , discordant tune , . Another blow at silver . The American Federation of Labor turns its back on . the white metal . ? fThey began the play a little too early , however , and to correct the erroneous impression they meant to convey , as one of its last acts the convention adopted ,, by a practically unanimous vote , the following resolution introduced by Max Morris : Resolved , that it is the sense of this convention that the action of this body in substituting for the resolution of Jobn Kirby concerning the gold standard a resolution reaffirming all the former declarations of the American...
An Increase of the Army [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
An Increase of the Army THERE are many pressing reasons for an increase of the regular army ., Congress is evidently ready to take early action upon one or another of the various bills before it ; one , known as the Miles bill , has the sanction of General Miles . RepresentativeiMcClellan , son of the former commander of the Army of the Potomac , has prepared a bill which makes radical changes tn the staff and in the old organization ; for example : Consolidating the ordnance and artillery , abolishing the signal service and assigning Ita duties to the engineers , providing for . a regiment for the Quartermaster s department and another for the Commissary department—to avoid v the necessity of calling ff or details from the other arms of the service ; : and . ojther very radical changes . It is more probable that the Miles bill will be substantially enacted into law . In his appearance before the military committee Gen . Miles , in fixing upon the dimensions of the army , said he ha...
To Our Subscribers Only [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
To Our Subscribers Only WE want certain information from tho subscribers of The National Rural and we are willing to pay liberally for same , and as it will cost but a few minutes time and small effort on the part of each one , and will enable us to make a better paper ; we trust that we will have a prompt and generous response to the following request . Write us promptly answers to the following , questions , numbering your answers to correspond with the questions . Thus you will be saved repeating the questions . To all who answer before : January 10 , 1899 , we will send postpaid our Sear Book and Cyclopedia of nearly 500 pages , containing just such information as every person wants to know about all practical matters connected with history , finance , domestic matters , political affairs , products of various countries and states , . imports and exports , tables of weights and measures , wars of United States , the army and navy , a history of the inauguration of each president...
RURAL AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
RURAL AFFAIRS Edited by W . B . Lloyd . Where the Roses Still Bloom MONEY IN PINEAPPLES . — MORE LAND AT GREEN COVE SPRINGSLETTER FROM MR . WILSON . DEAR General Howard : Like the birds of . passage , I have again taken wings to the Southland . This time to Florida , where Jack Frost has . not yet laid bis blighting hand . I , too , wish I could remain here , until in the eternal conflict between hoary old Jack and the genial sunshine the latter had once more gained the victory and driven the crusty old fellow with his icy fingers back to the regions df eternal snow . Dear old Green Cove Springs is assieepy and cozy as ever . The same old mule driven by the same old darkey pulls the same old street-car from depot to hotel—all growing old and seedy together . Jack ; Frost has not yet put in his appearance , consequently all vegetation is green . We had green beans and radishes , fresb-from the garden . The roses 1 and other floors are also blooming profusely in the gardens . I was to...
Best Selling : HOSTS [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
Best Selling : HOSTS IN October last we asked several live stock commission men of the Union Stock Yards , Chicago , a number of questions regarding the kind of hogs that sell . best on the Chicago market . Following are the questions and the answers of three firms : ¦ 1 . What weight and style of hogs find the most ready sale and command the highest prices ? Clay . Robinson &amp; Co .: In answering this question , we would not be justified in giving the pi-eference to , any special weight or style of hog , as , first one particular grade and then another will be forced to a premium , according to the scarcity or extra demand for that special . class . As called for usually by the buyers ori -this market , we have three general grades of hogs , namely , the good light , or those weigh ing from 160 to 200 . pounds ; the medium weights , • weighing . • from- 210 to 280 pounds , and the heavy , weighing from 280 pounds up . These three grades are always in demand and will meet ...
Landlord and Tenant [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
Landlord and Tenant A GREAT deal has lately been written about the relations of landlord and tenant , and the solution of the socalled tenant question . Much of this is too impractical to have any present good effect . Ownership , of land is the law of the land , and we had best deal with , the subject as it is , rather &lt; than : to suggest possible , but improbable changes in our economic relations . In the first place , permit me to say that I am , unfortunately , a landlord , and own several farms . I-wish I did : not own them . . There must be considered the landlord s interest . He owns the farm before be secures a tenant . In justice to himself he should secure a good tenant . To do this , he should consider the character , worldly condition , intelligence and capability of the tenant . Then he should consider whether the particular tenant is best for his farm . A poor tenant , one who will not work , and who will not -be a good citizen , has no right to rent-a , goo...
Space for a Flock—Feeding [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
Space for a Flock—Feeding A LOUISVILLE , Ky ., correspondent asks some questions in regard to • the space for his flock , . and also in regard to the quantity of food required , as follows : ¦ Please give me information upon tbe following : Having a yard ( no . grass on the same ) 50 x 60 fenced in , and a place to roost , size 12 x 20 feet ., and ten feet high ( sixtyfive head ) , thirty old ones and . the : balance chicks half grown , is the above space large enough , keeping the males only until large enough to kill off , as a geiie ral rule ? I have only about thirty old ; ones , on hand . . : For these sixty-five chickens I feed : about a gallon of corn- ( crushed ) or that much wheat a day . Is- that sufficient , giving them all ; from the table , etc . ? The chickens are common mixed stock ; but Lintend to get fine birds later . I thought of trying my hand at common birds first . During : the last winter . ; and this early spring I got from thirteen : to eighteen and twenty e...
A NEW DEPARTURE . [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
A NEW DEPARTURE . ¦ The . Baltimore &amp; Ohio Railroad has recently ; inaugurated a new through Pullman sleeping car service between Chicago and Pittsburg , leaving Chicago - daily at 7 : 30 p . m . on train ; 46 . This is in addition to similar service on train No . 6 leaving Chicago 3 : 30 p . m ., connecting at Pittsburg with observation cars to Washington , Baltimore , Philadelphia and New York , through the wonderful scenery of the Allegheny mountains by daylight . Farea by the Baltimore &amp; Ohio Railroad are always low and reasonable . For detailed information , call at ticket-office , 193 Clark street , Auditorium Hotel , Grand Qeptral Passenger Station , or address B . N . ; __ ustin , G . P . A ., Chicago .
How a Steer Cuts Up [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
How a Steer Cuts Up It may be -interesting to see how an- ordinary beef will cut up at the slaughter house . In a biennial publication by Wood Brothers , live stock commission merchants at the Chicago Union Stock Yards , a rough -estimate is given as to how a twelve hundred pound steer will be divided on slaughtering . This slightly exceeds the average weight of the cattle received at these stock yards during . 1897 : Sides , 660 pounds ; tallow , sixty ; liver , • ten ; heart , four ; tongue , five ; sweetbreads , two ; hide , eighty-five ; fertilizer , fourteen ; dry blood , four ; bones , four ; horns , two ; hoofs , five ; sinews , four ; tail , two ; waste , 339 . Total , 1 , 200 . + . » . ¦ — .
The Common Test of Pure Honey [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
The Common Test of Pure Honey H ONEY consumers who buy either large or small quantities of honey should acquaint themselves as much as possible as to what constitutes pure honey , or to the genuineness of the • article they pay for . That honey adultera tion is at present largely practiced there is but little doubt . This is the case more especially with the extracted article ,, as the comb honey cannot be so easily doctored . The a , piarist , or the producer , is clearly innocent of this illegitimate business , as the work of this kind of speculation usually occurs in second hands . Owing to the lack of knowledge by the masses of the people of what constitutes pure honey , this proves a profitable business for these counterfeiters . The cheapest of all cheap sirups , such as glucose , enters largely into these deceptions , and in many cases there is not a single drop of the genuine article to be found in them . I have seen packages said to be broken comb honey in glass jars that w...
Page 9 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — National Rural and Family Magazine — 29 December 1898
iC __ \_ BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS , $ 1 . 00 OOO to S 00 eacb - MAMMOUTH BRONZE wvr TURKEYS $ 3 . 00 to $ 4 . 00 . IKA COTTINGHAM , Eden , 111 . li . H . FEKNALD breederoini Hpif I JUinnumiP Young nnd Old stock for sale . DLHul . LAnbdnAflo Scored birds after December 1 . Eggs in Season . B . H FBRNAl ^ D , Roseville , 111 . GEO . KREUSCHER * COS . POULTRY were prl / . o winners nt State J ? nlr . Benutiful Poultry Guide nnd prl- / . o list describing 20 varieties of land nnd water fowl for 2 stamps , GEO , KREUSCHER t CO ., SOMERS . WIS . Money in P &lt; ultry . Chicken . Turkeys , Ducks and Geoae A . buyers guide ot tho largest poultry plant In the northwest , over 1 , 000 land nnd water fowls for salo , plan and view of poultry farm , finely illustrated . Eggs for hatching n specialty . Send to old reliable tor book and catalogue 10 cents , giving many valuable hints on ralsingpoultry and building a henhouse . Plense mention National Rural and Family Magazine . J . R Brabazo...