Farmers Messenger in Atlantic, Iowa
9 May 1907

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9 May 1907

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Farmers Messenger (Newspaper) - May 9, 1907, Atlantic, Iowa I y14 Ai v q 1864 May 19o7 xmi1 fattening of chickens some interesting facts concerning tue poultry business As prac Cass Are two produce houses in Atlantic thousands of dollars each Farmers of Cass and surrounding a Well known fact to most of the of Caas but the method employed by these firms in the handling of their stuff would probably be interesting and instructive to most of a Short time the writer had the pleasure of going through its plants of company and the Atlantic produce and was greatly surprised at the sights and the handing of the the Mere fact that eggs graded and sorted for the and that ducks and poultry of All kinds Are killed and dressed is nothing to be surprised its most of our Are familiar with the methods employ Edun this but when you speak of cram ing or stuffing a fowl before perhaps but few realize what in two firms ship an average two ear Load of poultry a week to the Eastern to nothing of the butter and eggs handled by they keep a Force of from 20 to 30 men at work the year round and in their Busy Force is largely most of Supply for these two firms came from the Farmers of Cass county and at the current prices for the amount of Money paid out by them each year can be with this enor Mous number of fowls coming in each week or it is unavoidable that some scrubby Birds Are the to be of value on the Market when dressed must be fat and and it is getting them into condition where the work of drumming comes into this is accomplished by Means of a machine that pushes the feed Down the throats of the ducks or tur keys As the ease May similar to thet method familiar to every Farmers wife Aud employed in feeding Little the food is generally pre pared with Buttermilk or fresh milk and the or Turkey is crammed full As it will stand of this Nour Ishing tills trimming is heated two or three each the fowl is ready Oribe the process is Veryl in Oasis where the fowls themselves would Nob otherwise take sufficient nourish ment to make them the operation in a simple one though in Teresing to one who it for the first but vice value tothe Fanner and poultry raisers that the writer rained through his tour of inspection was from the men in who informed him that the Best marketable and the ones that brought the Best prices in the list were Good Grade to Thor Brett Plymouth Rook or Wyandotte they took on flesh much easier and quicker than any other and the Farmer who has been raising scrub poultry would be greatly surprised to note the increased monetary value of Hia flock if he would make it a Point to raise none but Good Stock next the poultry men said that Good Chick ens were always More scalable and heavier and in better condition when marketed than scrub Birds that had the same care and experimenting to test the theory of professor an authority on hog caused a serious loss to a Farmer living South of the is said to have been made by Ridgley that if the Corpse of an infected animal be fed to Brood their progeny will be immune from the ravages of acting upon this theory this Farmer who had twelve Fine Brood secured from a neighbor the Corpse of a hog that had died with in order not to infect the herds along the Highway the animal was placed in a tight Box and disinfectants placed and above the infected Corpse was fed to the Brood sows and a few Day b later seven of them Iotis of the experimenters Uncer Tain the experiments would never have been made but for the fact that the Brood sows were known to have had the cholera and were supposed to Nave been immune from further at tacks of the one of the Peculiar results of the experimentation was that a male hog that had never had the disease did not contract it from eating of the infected a much safer and cheaper Way to have seared his hogs from cholera would have been to fed them Good reliable food according to Board of tho supervisors met in Reagular ses monday and transacted consid Erable business though their session lasted but a Short Henry Hollen did not meet with the Board at this Fulton was author Gabd to make arrangements for taking we a helpless charge from who was at the county to coun to a Hospital where he could receive better Davis was appointed Justice of the peace in Noble township to fill a a Taylor was authorized to erect a steel Bridge in Benton among the Bills allowed was one for the keeping of an inmate from ibis county at the feeble minded x sensational Rumor that was afloat on the Street after the meeting of the that some of the Mem Bers had turned Back As High As to the county that they had received was exploded by an examination of the books of the county auditor which show supervisors Chap Crawford and Childs to have returned the sums of 00 and to the treasurer As expenses paid them for their trip to the supervisors convention in Des this action was taken on March 28 and 30 before the Hollen and after Childs had written to the attorney general for his opinion As to the legality of the i vis but pne in stance of the willingness of some peo ple to believe any Story of graft and crookedness on the part of Public offi and the messenger is glad to set these men right before the people of the county they study the fruit Secretary Wesley of the state department of agriculture stated tuesday morning thai he would leave the last of the week on a trip of investigation throughout the state in order to ascertain the condition of Iowa fruit i think the backward season has saved said he this the Trees in the Northern part of the state Are not yet in Greene will visit the Southern portion of the working up through the Central and finally through the Northern part of the results of the investigation will be awaited with evening he sent out the Tai Pondt Tob of the fruit crop in Iowa w peaches 28 46 american 64 japanese 13 Domestic 16 26 grapes 80 red 63 Blok strawberries the Outlook for a a fruit crop on april 1 was All that could be but the Low nature during the latter part of the month injured peaches and As these were in Bloom Over the South third of the the conditions this though a Little colder 26 Are not unlike those on april when the Mercury went Down to 29 at Des Moines and 17 at the line of Bloom at that time was a Little in Advance of where it is yet the fruit was not All killed that for the records show that the following crop was gathered apples 42 per cent pears 8 american plums 11 japanese 10 Domestic plums ii cherries 28 peaches 20 grapes 68 red raspberries 81 Blacic 79 it will be two weeks yet before the line of Bloom on fruit Trees will have passed northward out of the and frosts May occur again within that the probabilities Are that the fruit crop this year will be similar to that of should the same conditions prevail during the remainder of the the Atlantic Grays Defeated the Cumberland boys sunday by a score of 17 to the features of the game were the hard hitting Clever running of the the Grays who have improved wonderfully in their work at the Bat since last they play Neola Here next the Atlantic High school Defeated the Neola boys Here saturday in a Good game the score of 10 to a Large crowd witnessed the they played the team wednesday and won by a score of 10 to they have another game Here saturday with the Junior boys went to Marne saturday and Defeated a nine by a score of 14 to they expect to play the Lewis boys in a few Smith and of mass Nawas on the Chicago with a oar Load of Good yearling cattle and also a Load of special farm mews the officers of the ass county pair association Are working hard to make this years exhibition a Success and urge All the Farmers of the county to assist by that their Best cattle and other Stock and farm products Are offered for they Are securing some special attractions and have made the following race schedule for the amusement of now let every Farmer and housewife in Cass county assist in a nag it an educational Trot Pace i two in three 50 Trot Pace 200 1 mile and repeat 75 Friday 2v Trot 1350 Pace 1360 f mile dash 75 Novelty 1 126 at each the wealth of this country Accord ing to the Bureau of the census is and to a population of this gives an average of per capita showing of new York is first with Pennsylvania Illinois Ohio Massachusetts California sixth and Iowa x the showing above made Speaks volumes for the sturdy Farmers of with a population much less than Many other and hit com posed largely of it shows the Farmers in a prosperous with the Advent of scientific farming and the influence of the farm it has been made possible fur our state to attain this and with the in land the next census May make even a better Cass county with no minerals and few factories ranks High in the list of counties in the state with re Gard to and the Farmer Are the basis of that the committee having in preliminary holding of a Tabort course in agricultural and Allied topics la Potta Wattale county old a meeting Laet week in representatives of which also been a the pro were but Oarb discussion it was decided thai the course should be Given in the Date has not been but will be announced As soon a it is definitely j the committee now has seventy signers to the guarantee fund for thirty More signers Are needed to Complete the these will undoubtedly be secured in other places in the the interest in the matter being very it is not expected that the signers to the guaranty fund will be called on to pay As the if As successful As those held elsewhere in previous will be land on which Cut Worms do much damage should be slowed Well and deeply during Winter and Early says of in the operation Many of the Worms will be crushed and others exposed to in Clement weather and natural this will starve them out before the land is is in gardens they can Joe poisoned by spreading a poisoned bran Mash a Day or two before it is put the Mash around late in the As the Worms feed late at the Lewis cheese factory has be come so popular among Ivers of Good cheese that it has become Nec Essary to increase the capacity of the a Fine new horsepower fair Banks and Morse gasoline engine has been added to the the reputation of Lewis cheese has extended beyond the Borders of Cass and has again demonstrated that of All things Cass county furnishes the the cold weather of the past few weeks has proven quite severe to Small Grain that has been in some sections of the especially the Western part some Resare blowing up land sown in Oats and will Plant it in the Oats have been Frozen by the cold such Are very few and most of the Oats planted will be allowed to take its Charles organized a commission company of with 81 Cash and the rest in is now found to have swindled a big group of Iowa As Well As Wisconsin it was Learned that once be operated in Davenport under the name of Kleinow and that while there he cleaned up several thousand dollars by his oper but escaped shortly after operating at How he tried the same game at new and was Given a prison Adams would buy eggs on credit from paying higher than the mar Ket and sell for Cash to com Mission the Farmers never got their this is but another evidence that is always the Saf est and surest to Trade with the local Home he always pays As much for the produce As the Market and you always get your Secretary of the state Board of has announced that he had discovered in use Here a preservative for the manufacturers of openly defying the state and Federal pure food the preservative is made in East and chemical tests show it cod gains charcoal and pure when form Sulphur dioxide that is absorbed by the meat and has the same effect As the manufacturers in circulars state the preservative makes it possible for butchers to evade the contending the powder itself does not touch the Crumbine has notified All pure food inspectors in Kansas to warn butchers against preservatives and he says he will submit the matter to chief of the Bureau of chemistry at Farmers who have been in attend Ance at institutes in various states this Winter have been Given fair warn ing of the necessity of thoroughly testing seed Corn before planting this some of the experts who have examined Oora from various sections of the Connorjr this year have declared at or larger percentage of the seed Corn wat been presented to them an usual has become revitalized this year and that disastrous results will follow planting if each ear of Oora is not properly tested and found Good the an Nofal convention of the Iowa Swine breeders win be held in Des Moines sometime in the exact Date has not been fixed but the officers now believe that it will be june 11 and the state Conven Tion of fire insurance agents will be held in Des Moines on those dates and it is believed that the holding of the two conventions Here on the same dates will enable them to get reduced railway the Telephone War at or is to which at time promised to cause much trouble seems to have been set the Farmers Mutual company pays for Musson interests in the City the Transfer is to be made on or before june Farmers Telephone lines Are profitable concerns throughout the country and Cass county has some of the Best Mutual lines in the the two worst pests that the Farmers of Caas county has to Deal with Are the worthless cur dog and the care less More Stock is ruined by these two causes than by almost All others there is a Law to regulate the and Meany Farmers have put tip signs warning trespass but against the former there is As yet absolutely no Theo near who has made a great Success a the poultry realizes the importance of Good buildings and clean surroundings for his and has just finished a Fine modern Chicken House on his the new Struc Ture combines the latest ideas for the proper care of Farmers in Cass county Are report ing the loss of Young pigs and Brood sows this year during farrowing Lewis near reports the Loaa of six Young and Sev near Cumberland have lost Young pigs or sows while Farrow at the present Price of this loss Means South Omaha Stock May cattle Trade opened out under More favourable circumstances More moderate offerings at All our Trade Here was Strong from Start to finish and prices generally on steer stuff 5 Loc higher than the close last Best Beeves brought 75 for a Small while the top for full loads was the Trade today on steers is rather slow but generally cow stuff closed up last week with a 10 to Loc but has held steady this week on All fat Cowa and Light stuff has met poor inquiry and values Are fully a Quarter lower than a week or ten Days stockers and feeders have shown Little change during the which has also been the Case with veal calves and fat the hog Trade today is a Shade stronger than the heavy hogs sold today at medium to Light Robinson horses Are profitable buy dip of Atlantic drug and they loan you dipping the improvement carpenters and contractors of the county report More business on hands than they have Ever had at this season of the year and All Are several weeks behind with their contracts and in need of extra a noticeable feature of this activity is the fact that there Are no big contracts on the being additions and improvements to buildings now it is also noted that the larger share of the work being done is by the Farmers of the almost every Farmer is having some improvement made on his they run All the Way from new fences to the erection of farm the larger proportion being for the health and convenience of the Stock on the the Prosperity of the Farmer is More quickly noted in the building trades than anywhere else and Cass county As a Are Quick to make improvements that will add to the value of their farms and assist in the proper care of their among the Long list of improvements now being made in the farms of Cass county we note the following Herman of Noble who has just begun the erection of a modern farm Claus Kram who has just completed a new Bouse on his farm near John of Franklin who in soon to erect a Fine new of Benton who has a Fine new residence of Pomosa who is building additions to his residence and making other extensive improve ments on his Grove who one of the largest and most modern barns in the county Asa who will soon build a Large barn on his place in Bear Grove township of Washington who has just completed a handsome and convenient barn of Bear whose Fine new barn is the admiration of All who have seen it Chris of Noble who has completed another modern barn of five mile whose modern barn is said to be the finest in that part of the county Fritz who has just completed a new Coal shed and Fine barn on his Home place of five mile who found his barn room too inadequate and has completed a Large addition to it one of the successful stockmen of Gal Ion District who believes in giving the Stock the Best there is and has just completed a Floe new Stock barn j of who has added a modern and convenient hog barn to Bis other buildings on their among the other minor improvements Are a new Well and Windmill for Walter Van near Masen and new fences on the place of Peter of Edna besides these farm improvements the towns of the county Are also doing much work in the building and beautifying the people of Anita have built a walk to Evergreen Cem and at least a dozen houses Are being built in the City of Massena has just finished the Erec Tion of a new band stand in the Park and is making other Public improve besides a number of new build Ings by the and All the towns in the county seem to have caught the spirit of improvement and Are at work on Public and private perhaps the most noted Public improvement in the county will be the new school building to be erected in the City of Cumberland this fall All of which goes to show that the people of Cass county Are up Odate and a supervisor june Childs has been quite seriously ill at his Home for the past but is now Pellett gives some interesting information about Good horses and their the raising of horses is a profit Able Industry right Here in Casa and can be indulged in b any Farmer who understand a a Good horse and Bow to take care of i have been in the business for Many and each succeeding year shows More profit than the the reputation of my horses Baa become so great that i can Seldom keep horse after he is three Yeara though i Breed from 20 to 25 mares each All my Colts Are from the old horse whom i keep at my place and stand every season to As Many As is he has produced some of the finest horses in the and now his Contd com Mand a Price of from to a 1 have found in my experience that the purely Standard bred horses Are not the kind for Farmers to though there is Good Money in i have been endeavouring for years to raise Good All purpose horses for the Farmers of Cass and the sue Cess i have shows that they appreciate the Quality of Stock pro i have found that a Standard bred horse bred to Large work Miljes produce the test horse the their Colts Are always Strong and full of they have the style and action of Thorou Breda with the Power of endurance and strength of draft horses i and can be used for All purposes of the they make the Best of work better in fact than the extremely Large and after Hay ing worked hard All Day on they Are still ready to go Long Dis Tance on a and always preserve that stylish action that makes them la demand for driving All tic cannot be accomplished without the proper care of the he must be Given Good and plenty of it and taken care of in a careful manner to produce the right i have handled horses for the past 35 years and always a Good an it was this love for horses that ledge to take up the raising of horses As a and i studied a Long time to find the Best class of horses or the Farmers of Cass the strictly pure bred trotting horse is too expensive to take care of and too unsafe for ladles to White they Are practically useless on the and he heavy draft horses Are too Clumsy to look Good in harness and Are very ittle Good for driving sol have treed Speed and endurance Nave succeeded fairly there is one thing in my experience 1th horses that i have found in and one against the that generally leads in and that is that there is absolutely no Protection to the Man who holds a stallion for if he Breeds to a Mare owned by some unprincipled who never pays his there is no Way or the owner of the stallion to collect his service in Only two other states in the Union is this the and i think the legislature of Iowa should make some Law to remedy this the stallion owner should be protected from dead beats the same a the merchant and other business men Are and have some Means of collect ing the Money due in Many of the the and in some the Mare and Colt both Are held As a Lieo until the service fee is and f believe that Iowa should make some such this is one thing i found fault with in the last a they did not pass the Bill that was introduced to that we All that such a Law will been acted in the near deafness cannot be cured by local As they cannot reach diseased portion of the there is but one Way to cure and that is by Constitution remedied deafness i caused Byan in flan condition of the mucous lining t eustachian when this tuber inflamed you have a rumbling Sou or imperfect and when entirely deafness is the and unless the inflammation can to taken out and this tube restored Normal hearing will be destroyed forever cases out of Tea Are caused by which is Noth ing but an condition of the mucous we will give Jene for any Case of deafness caused by Catarrh that cannot be cured by Halls Send for circulars Cheney a sold by

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