Livr /noughts on Affrintffnml Ma
Uraln-Fnrniliur and Stock-Farmlnp.
Tlte sound thinking in the follow
ing extract from I he
com mend to grain-farmers generally,
and especially fucli a* live west of
the Mississippi river:
"There is no quest ion at the present
time of more vital Importance to
every farmer than the one we have
chosen in this article to present n fevr
thoughts upon. It is a plain fact
that Belling grain the past two years
hns been unprofitable, and in many
cases proved disasterous to many
Western farmers. This necessitates
a change, in the disposition of the
products of the farm, or wo will con
tinue to have a great many unsuc
cessful farmers among us. To lie
sure, times may change, and selling
grain may be profitable again, but it
will only be exceptional years and,
taking one season with another, put»(
ting grain into stock will bo much
more profitable to the Western farm
ers- Let our Eastern farmers, who
have- not so much freight to pay, sup
ply the grain market. By the time
our grain reaches the seaboard, the
cost of transportation deducted from
the selling price leaves but little for
us. Grain put into stock can be
handled at one-fourth the cost.—
Stock raisers the past few years have
realized from 50 to 100 per cent more
for the grain than they could in the
bushel. We know many feeders who
claim that their corn has averaged
more them $1 per bushel the past
seven years, while during the same
time it has not averaged more than
40 cents per bushel on the farm. If
this lias not paid, there is no brauch
of American agricultural industry
that will remunerate the farmer for
his labor. In all branches of indus
try it is the profit we want. If it
cost 30 cents per bushel to raise corn,
and it sells at 40 cents, the profit is
but 10 cents if the corn is put into
stock, and yields but 60 cents per
bushel, there will be 20 cents profit or
double what it Is iu selling the corn.
To bring agriculture up to that stand
ard of success we all attain to, there
must be a good round profit, and we
should resort to every means consis
tent with our vocation to secure this
profit, and make agriculture, as it ai*
ways should be, a power in the land
for wherever it is successful it is soon
followed by other branches of indus
try equally successful.
"It must be admitted that many
engage iu stock raising and do not
make it more profitable than selling
grain. This is not the fault of the
business so much as it is mismanage
ment on the part of the farmer, re
sulting from inexperience, careless
ness, or indifference. Too many en
gage in the business thinkiug that
atock raising consists in keeping
stock in small pens or yards, with
little or no shelter, and throwing
them grain iu the mud. Others arc
H'» penny-wise and pound foolish that
they will not expend a few dollars to
procure good breeds of stock. There
is as much iu the management and
feed as there is in the breed, and both
are of such vital importance that
they should receive careful attention.
'.'In a new country like most of
iowa, it is no easy matter to engage
in the business, as most of the farm
ers are poor, which necessitates the
selling of every bushel of grain in
order to pay pressing debts, and
necessary improvements, or procure
the necessaries of life. Yet a new
country is the place to make stock
wising profitable, as there is abund
ance of cheap pasturage, and grain
for fattening purposes can be grown
cheap. Iowa is destined to come up
to, if not surpass all other Htates
in the business. It behooves
every farmer for his own interest
and the general welfare of the
State te engage in what will
bring the greatest general prosperity
and the way is now open to ease and
remove the heavy debts that are ops
pressing very many of our farmers,
and place them on the road to pros
perity and affluence. Let overy
farmer begiu according to his means,
or even make some sacrifice to get a
start. It does not require much cap
ital to raise hogs, which are poor
man's stock. Where one has the
means, both cattle and hogs should
be raised to secure the most and larg
"One of the strongest incentives to
stock raising is, everything is con
consumed on the farm, and returned
to the soil in valuable manures,
keeping it in its original fertility, a
necessity every farmer should look
well to. Though our fertile soil is
rich in all the elements for plant
food, it will wear out some day, if
everything is taken from and uoUi
ing returned to it,
Indut-iug Boj 8 to Love Fanning1.
Seth Hottomlcy senda an abstract
of the ideas advanced at the last sea
Bion of the Club at Mil
ford, N. II.—
It was generally aud senaibly agreed
that the farm residence 8liould he
made pleusauter much was said of
Uie good influence of local libraries,
the cultivation of music, with a fair
Allowance of time for recreation, and
for escape from daily drudgery. Un
questionably the New England farraB
re-juirc hard and constant labor at
certain seasons, but there are several
months of comparative leisure, a ra
tional improvement of which would
render rural life a good deal more
tolerable to the young. If the occu
piUian of the farmer be the noblest
of all labor, it would be a great pity
if it were necessarily dull. A judi
cious library system would, If intro
duced, be a great help, and consider
able influence, in removing the ob
jection to country life. I own that
there arc a good many country peo
ple that are not fond of reading.—
They would rather drive to the near
est town once or twice a week and
loiter about the stores drinking bad
whioky. Th«y might object to be
ing taxed to supply other peoplo
with reading matter, but I think If
it is right tj tax them to learn the
children to read, it is right to tax
them to furnish the children with
aomething to road aftey have learned
I am aware that many townships
own libraries in the Eastern State*,
they are too small to answer the
purpose. If country people had the
benefits of a first class library, the
days of dime novels and trashy liter
ature would be numbered for the
people who buy such works are those
Who cannot aflford to buy any thing
else. This is a reading age, and if
people cannot get good reading they
Will get bad or worthless, which is
always the cheapest and easiest to
get. Boys ought
to work as many hours as men.
They get tired out and disgusted,—
At school they should be encouraged
to play all kinds of games—it would
toughen their muscles and prepare
tbem for work. "If all "work and no
pl&y make* Jack a dull boy," all
study and no play makes him a
nerveless and languid boy, more fit
to sell tape aud buttons than to hold
•. B, UN SAUW.
Ittatheoti'M 'iMifhea sewing i
npon It by the inventor
of Honor, a
Jr., were nwarded, over eighty-twocompetitor*.
sprung lip on every hand, manufacturing machine*the
that while the Howe wa# the machine invented, and
mediate supervision of
Howe organized The Howe Machine Co., It
any other company ever manufactured
O A A S
S E W I N A I N E
IS NOW (JKNEKAT/LY ACBH\Vi.Er( KD TO Bli TUB
MOST PERFECT SEWIXG MtflllNE IN USE!
INVHNTED IN 1S1C, BY THi:
Original Inventor, Elias Howe, Jr.
THE CRADEST COMBINATION OF PRIZES,
Ever IV.* nl.nl TO
\lnMtor. AL -MY
(I• 1 ilai,
to any other
Goods Delivered to *11 Parts of the City Free of Charge.
AND HOLLOW WAKE MANUFACTORY,
in the world, and
Sewlm m/iehino* At th» Groat PnrU Exposition, in 1867,
which wera infringements
time and enemy
ot the different general
in Dubuque for
there than of any oilier. Call and examine the
many more of
soM of any other kind
J. A. McREYNOLDS, Agent, Cedar Falls, Iowa,
For .1. A. STKHIUNS «fc CO (iencral Agent*, Tuhnrjtia Iowa.
M. BENJAMIN. 3ttf JOHN McCABE.
PICKTON Ac I^ANDUHAF,
Have theiXargest and Best Selected Stock of
CLOTHS, CASSIMEKES AND DOESKINS
In tlM City.
All In want of Clothing will do well to Examine
Our Stock Before Purchasing.
Prices Low and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
LAMB, BYNG & CO.
We have Just opened the most extensive Lumber Yard In tbeeltjr, a&6
being our own manufacturers, we are enabled to
SELL AS CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST
Call and Me us, at the B. C. B. 6 M. R. R. Depot.
41 G. *1. B(EIIMLElt, Jr., A^ont.
O O K E E
E v e brought to
as- call in,
Now Prepared to Supply the Trade with 8toves and Hollow-Ware of all
Kinds, on 8hort Notice.
moit perfect of all
the Iiowe Machine Company and It*
in eve: country
moat perfect i
sil VER MOBIL. I I|NNL
the Howe, the in
perfecting the sewing machine,
Howe,Jr.,he diet not form a Muck company for it*manufacture until
when he perfected the wonderful improvement* which gave the Howe the greatest degree of
perfection ever attained in a Hewing machine, but
that time, the first seven
PICKTON & LANDGRAF,
vlla21 3Ialu Street, Cedar Palla, Iowa.
.ipcuiug EF th* STORKS
Drugs and Medicines, Notions, &e.,
Also, a coiiipK'K* ftoclc of
A S O N I S I N O W I E S 1 1
and all, nfl I will satisfy
ia pries and quality.
in grade to any dai
machine. After inventing sewing machine, in 1S4.". and whil-'
continually manufactured under the im
has manufactured more than twenty times
a corresponding seven year* of it* working, There
have been more machine* manufactured in a given time than of any other machine in the coun
try. The report-Howe
show that more Howe machine*
and you will then understand wliy w
Successors to A. L. NICHOLS,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Of all kinds.
DRIED AND GREEN FRUITSV
WOODEN IMRE, STONE WARE, AC,, IC,
CASH PAID FOB BUTTER AND EGGS.
I I S
X. A H. ANTHONY CO.,
SOI BROADWAY, NEW YOHK,
Invite tliM attention of the Trade ta their cztea
tho abov» so«Mla, of
tU* '*r mm
publication, m4*nfactur* andimportation.
PHOTO LAMTBBM 8LLDBS
NKW VIEWS OF YOSliMlTB.
E. 4k H. I. ANTllONY AOS.*
Mi BAOADWAY, Naw TORS.
Hn Oppo«lt« Metropolitan
IVrOSTHUI AND XAMCVACTUBKaa or
New Furniture Store!
C. A. ORCUTT,
ENTim NEW STOCK OF
Of Hall Cameras,
And ia Located Opposite the Pbit-^Boa,
And la prepared at all time* to
Manufacture to Order
KverytUiii£ iu tliu FurultnrvLlne.
O I N S
Baadjr auda, alwaya oahaad,oraa4et«
order oa the ahorttat notice.
Undertaking Made Specialty.
A choice a«ivliOk of
I hope bj atrlct attention to taatneaa aad Itlr
and honorable dealing, to receive a liberal chare of
public Patronage. Old cu»tomer» will bu wel
comed and ae munv more a« dealre to ptve me a
Mar rails. IMra, ApfUW.ua.
McLean's Little Com Peas
EARLY YORK POTATOES
Garden Seeds, all varieties
Double Shovel Plows.
WALKING CORN PLOWS.
SULKY CORN Plows.
O N A N E
CORN FL *H
R. A M. R.
C. B. ST IL SON
Is at his oM ptaw, Fin* Dour South oftfce Foot
Office, with a fnH alack of
Green & Dried Apples,
Drlod A Oannotf PMohaa,
A |QO4 Aaaortaaat of
Dried A Canned Fruits*
Jbtffct, Lob*i*r$, Ac.
ILL FOLKS CAN HIT
BUY the BUST!
The Freshest ano the Neatest,
TO ANY PART OK TUB CITY
FREE OF CHARGE t!
THOMPSON & CO.,
Hardware, Tinware & Stoves,
IRON, NAILS, AO.,
OPPOBITB THB CABTKR BOUBB
OKDAR FALLS, IOWA
Would respectfully a»k of the piircluifiaf
public an vxamlnatloa »f their
GOODS AND PHICm
Hardware & Iron Stock.
WA9QM TIMBER* WAV ON
OV ALL K1ND8.
Leather A Rubber Beltingy
JLXJ) HEMP PA VKJNQ.
Which for Durability, Economy and Capac
ity, hare no equate.
Repairtof 4eae aeatly aa4 withdiapatdk
.. JOHN DEERE'S
Is aims—lly larga and full and they especially la
lite the attentioa of the Canning community to
this branch of their trade.
A. O. TIIOMI'SON,
Qatar Falls, low*, April
Free of Charge.
in the city.
C. n. STILSOK.
lililWI'lil, I mill FILLS,
THE CONTRACT LET
I bought my Furniture at
the Cabinet Makers* Union.
•oroanizbd, OCTOBER 1.IW,
Mill!! Mies' UIH
kaihetoren aad Dealers la an KMiaf
Uaealittaf ef a
Secretaries, Office Tables,
tjohijt, Hutk and.
Curtains and Fixtures,
CORD, TA&>£L». Ae.
We hare oae of the
FIHEST BEST PELE0TED STOCKS
Weat of Bubaqae and
Hazlett Ahead of All Competition.
MERCHANT^ TAILOR I
Has Purchased for the Trade a Large Stock of
BROADCLOTHS- DOE SKINS, CASSIMERES,
A Y 3 1 A U 1 o o i n i
Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps.
Also Complete Stock of the
Best Trunks Ever Brought to Cedar Falls!
The Largest Stock of Goods, in His Line, in this Market'
Agent For The BAY STATE
W. ODILI^ r. snBABEB,
CANNOT BE EXCELLED'
By any werkman la the country.
Tha Public may Rely •a Bsttar
Article for the aame Amount of
Monny Than at anyother Es
tablishment of the Kind
In th« Cedar Valley
We keep on hand a constant «uppl|y
REJDT HIDE COFFINS!
Tormt Cash, or Produce Taktn in
Exchange for Furniture.
•w# OBO. L. 8TBABM8, Afeat.
Just Rooelved Hia
Hew $|rmg nnd ^iimTneip flooxls
Fto Bargains iu all kind? of Goods, go to HasJett's.
Best Prints, 10 cents. Good Sheetings 10 cents, Nice Ginghams, 11 oenttf. Fine Hose,
12J cents. Hazlett has a large lot of Dresa Goods, Ribbons, Parasols, Gloves, ami- a Foil
Line of Notions and Fancy Goods, which will be Sold at the Lowest living Prices.
Don't Fail to call and Examine my Large Assortment of Cheap Goods, and yon will
VMVI MIUIIIB I
Cedar Falls, Iowa.
toe Cabinet Makers Union
S 1 3
y unmure ai «J
IH 3 0
•••f- f!t #i
£. £. GREGG,
U ft S
(FIMK FALLS, IOWA.
Cornell College.* It
BOTH J*BXES, H'lTFITKN ABLB*
ProfrhKor* and 'r. acherii full Classical «ai
s.-I.-ntillc i'ourws. Preparatory. I'umm. rri.i .yj
NAMEK. IH.t o.t aocccaa-
rmiy treat* all clasKos of Chronic and Acute
union. tkulars and testimonials. Address
piiiimcr ami l50 PtuilenU annually fa
Temperance. Board and TB*
Itlou Low. rT«
address the PrL'iideat,
F. KIN (J, A. M., ftaaii V
-j Ml. Veraoa. Iow% :m
No. 1,10 inch Wringer,
Every Machine Warranted. -t
The abov« iti the caah price lor machines at t|WVi%} W#ti
•hop. For bale by THOMPSON A CO..
Gedur Falle, lowa^* I
Nw Meat Market.
AS fitted ap in the moat aaat aud t*.
style a new Muat Market oa Main litre
JLA. NIJTC A UC•» AS«I«I «I
ea«t bjtweea Second and Third Street*
I* prepared to supply the people of Cedar
wltti kinds of
Freeh A Salt Meat*, Poultry, doe.,
And urorytiiiog usually at a First (Jiaas Medbt.'
Market, and rtepi-ct fully invite a uhans
I bo piut.
The hlfttieet market prloe in oasti paid tor atocjfc,,!^
Oe^Ur falls, Nov. UW*
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