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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
Commercial Fertilizer , for Tobacco . What is the best fertilizer for tobacco ? Where can it be bought , and at what price ? W . F . S . iieedsville . Mo . —Tobacco requires exceedingly strong land and rich in phosphate and nitrogen , to produce tbe best profit from the cultivation of the crop . This will be at once apparent when it is remembered that the cost of setting , cultivating , topping , suckering and handling the crop is almost the same , whether the yield be small or large . Hence , soils rich in potash and humus are sought , since the nitrates so necessary to the crop are produced naturally . If deficient in this respect—and tobacco soon wears out these elements—nitrogen manures would be indicated . This , however , may be yearly supplied by horse manure—solid and liquid—composted to retain the free ammonia . Where these are not available sheep , hog and cow manure in double quantity may be used , especially on sandy land . Thirty loads of the former and fifty to sixty o...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
m M KB __ ¦ —_ RurUiern Drown , Carefully Tented , fl I ANBV -All * emOm are tested lu al LJII 1 I 1 0 greenhouse erected for tliofl mm l-Tlt ^ purpose . Sort-era Seed . LIVE are t _ e earliest , hardiest _ : l Jl , _ 5 ^_ and most productive . Pure PCrnP seed - low prices , ! nil measure , __ E . E . U A Prompt dealing . Catalori : free . WlajhiyWI r - . N . tnng . ffHrahoo . Wi-. SEEPS ! GARDEN , 4 ^ 1 ^ EES _ C ! 5 __ -- _ E &amp; FIELD &amp; f -OWES- - HOES . _ ¦ ¦ Allia-B I niutra-d _ DticriptlTS Cata-rl-l / Welti | login malletl on application . J . M . NTCULLOUGHS SONS . Nos , 134 &amp; 136 Walnut St ., Cincinnati , 0 . Bu / 5 ttUu without wrirtn _ VsPW /&lt; J _ r CuUUo _ ne . Our prices DEFY COjTO-lTITlON , and Seeds are NEW , F _ B *_ 7--a- , BED &gt; RE-XAB- K . sanaaaja Caialatme , InValuable to all . FREE j # _ 3 epoSes , flS »* U ?« P lanl * FrnltB , tuuTprice list , witH ^ -SOO « g ™ T tions . Jgtus hear from you . Bcspecuouyi T...
HORTICULTURE [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
HORTICULTURE Preparing the Hot-Bed . • f „ , v -weeks ago we called attention to the necessity of preparing fresh manure r » rrhe hot-bed . The frame may be made nov « not already done . It should f ace thl south , be of any desxred length , three fit . wide two feet high at the back , and „ nn foot at the front . If the earth is too hard to dig down a foot , it may be three fort «* the rear and two in front . Pi the frame with fresh horse manure , well naoked down , to within eight inches of Eftoof the lower side . It will soon boo-in to heat . If desired to have the heat beg in early , dissolve a pound of fresh lime iu a pail of hot water ( first slaking tho lime ) and with a round stick one inch in diameter make holes in the bed and noiir the lime water m the holes , hot , and it will soon create heat . Place three or four inches of rich dirt on the manure , and sow the seed on the dirt . If the heat becomes too great , sprinkle the bed with cold water . Open the sash and allow p...
[( HEAP STRAWBERRIES ! [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
[( HEAP STRAWBERRIES ! 13 ,-84 QUARTS FROM 3 * 3 ACRES OF pine , sandy land the past season , and cost only $ 14 , for cultivation by my NEW METHOD IN STRAWBERRY CULTURE . A big success ! Seven years practiced ; saving annually three-fourths the usual labor and expense ; saves mnner-eutting and renewing , destroying all insects , weeds , grass seeds , etc . Worth ten times its cost to AXY FAMILY , and $ 50 to any market grower . Costs ONLY THE DIBECTJONS to practice this method ! How TO DESTJIOY GEOUOT MOLES ! No traps required ; never fails ; try it I How to grow and prepare , at 6 cents a pound , tho best INSECT P OWDER known , for all purposes . $ 100 gWen for an insect it will not kill . It Is not Poison to man nor beast . Send 13 one-cent stamps for information to FRED . LUCIA , . Beaver Lake , Ogemaw oounty , Mich :
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
LARGE TEXAS PECANS Send t _ ree 2-eent stamps for sample nuts before buying Pecan Trees . Prices and how to grow them sent free . S . P . SHREWSBURY , Suerina-, Tex . BLUEBERRY PLANTS . The Blueberry succeeds in all soils , and is a valuable fruit to grow for pleasure or profit . Descriptive price List free . _ ELOS STAPLES , West Sebewa , Mich . _ Pa &amp; Bam asm mam . ^ kljiore Garden * UII I- O ^^ I lUFBEE loan . Yon should p ^ a *&lt; am ^|_ a mmt m m Aj fKvhsve it . Best varieties , w —mJ ^ 5 JSEJH ! L ___? all tested , at low prices . &gt; -S &gt;_ COI-Ba-BBU ., Seedsmen , Pella , tana . PRIZE MAMMOTH SUNFLOWER SEED Feed it to yonr poultry and horses . Send 10 cts , silver flora large package , or 25 cts . for 3 packages , The per- ! son sending who will guess the nearest to the number of seeds I raised from one head , before March 15 , 1 will give a cash prize of $ t . Address OBV-LLE A . SMITH , Clearwater , Minn . HARDY SMALL FRUITS , Plants...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
Feeding Oil Meal to Stock . Oil meal is valuable • for several puri . oses . Some prefer it for its oil , nnd therefore object to the new process oil raea . as not so rich in nutrition . This in a mistake . For the purposes of the farmer , the less oil in the meal the greater its value in proportion to its cost . The farmer does not wish to pay a high price for ail article if it can be procured at less cost in another form , hence he should not pay for the fat in oil meal when he can raise it at home , or purchase it cheaply in the shape of corn . The object in purchasing oil meal is to secure the protein or flesh-forming element contained in its composition , and the greater the quantity of oil the more costly the protein . In the use of oil meal the farmer not only provides nitrogenous matter in a concentrated form , but it serves to regulate the system and promote health . The linseed meal is used differently from that made from cotton seed . It should not be fed lavishly at firs...
Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
SPItlNGEK BHOS ., AT HAW HILL , SrntXGfield , 111 ., Breeders of Berkshire llo »« Southdown eiieep , Ligbt Brnhinn . I o « i « , and Bronze Turkeys , also JERSEY CAT . TLB . GEORGE WYLIE , Leeds . Columbia Co ., Wis A BBEEDEH OF Poland-China Swine . Pigs shipped subject to approval . Stock recorded in the American Poland-China Becord . Safe delivery guar-ntced . Write for oar Poland-China Circular . Sows bred for sale . One-third reduction by express . Mention the Farm . Field nml Stockman . OAK GROVE STOCK FABM . ^ iL 1 —_ iw-iiK _______ H | Hj __ E _ f—u ( f l ^ PIBMllffSl- ^ -FWPWw Greenwood , McHenr . ** Co . HI . Breeders and Shippers of RECORDED POLAND CHINAS Of best quality and most approved strains . Stock for sale . Special express rates . No catalogues , write tor wants . • tli-nlion tho Farm . Field ami Stockman X _ -E _\ 7 X A-MTOLD , Prop r RIVERSIDE STOCK FARM , Plaiuwcll , S _ . • V * tHa **| a __ -ri | -t _ r &lt; 7 ii *_ M-llW-a-ll ika-l-U- * ) Breeder and s...
' ••• ' ¦ - _ - " * 4-- ____ K ________ * ^^§ 0 ^ S ' __ SaraSaSHK & l ! Bl -G ___ ' mmWMW £ ' m WF * ffi ! r m [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
••• ¦ - _ - * 4-- ____ K ________ * ^^§ 0 ^ S ___—_ SaraSaSHK &amp; l ! BlG ___ mmWMW £ \ \ m WF * ffi ! r \ m Dairying Demands Skill . Tt is not the mere matter of being able tn milk a cow that constitutes a dairy- „ ° an One may be afraid of a cow , and taow nothing at all about handlmg the to _ ta and drawing the milk , and yet know * nore about dairying than he who works among the cows . Fe do not state that a lahymm should not understand the art of milking , but that he should know more . All changes in milk occur when it is at a high temperature . In tact , m all or ganic bodies changes occur more or less rapidly in proportion to heat . Milk , when it comes from the cow , is usually at a , emperature of 90 ° . If the weather is warm , as in July , this temperature will increase , and the higher the point reached , tho more rapidly it ferments and decomposes Having drawn the milk from the cow it will become worthless unless carefully preserved . Hence , the sooner the m...
VETERINARY [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
VETERINARY The several departments of the FABM , FIELD AND STOCKMAN are for the use and convenience of its i— - Irons . Subscribers wishing advice will please state their questions plainly and concisely . In relation to diseases and ailments of live stock , it is necessary that we be informed fully of tho symptoms as observed , else it will be impossible to fully understand and prescribe for the case . Feeding Before Calving . —What feed shall I give cows up to tho time of calving ? Hav is scarce and we have to feed straw and grain . I . wish to avoid garget . —W . tf . -., Milford , Pa : —If the straw could be chopped—cut by a machine into 1-inch lenghts—and mixed with corn and oats ground together , it would be the best feed . If this cannot be done , feed corn meal and bran , three measures of bran to one of com meal , to keep the cow thriving until calving time . After calving do not force the feeding until the cow comes to her full flow of milk . Then increase gradually from da...
Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
CHfinERCHEESEKETTLES W AW MADE BY D . PICKING &amp; CO ., BUCYRUS , O . WRITE FOB , PRICES AM ) GIVE SIZE WASTED . DELAWARE COUNTY CREAMERY Write at once for circulars and special offer to first purEelaware Connty Creamery Co ., BENTON HARBOR , MICH . MS Funk slniproved II CALF FEEDER HlfJlH is tbe only one that gives genWeIII 111 eral satislaction . 5000 already HI 11 111 in use * Try . one , or send for Aimkk , McDERMAIDS amlkWa Standard Boss Churn _| ffiHHK _ k-- ~ a- WHITE ASH BUTTER TUBS . * flK_—S—3—Hi ! The best churn in the World . A !¦_____—__ - I child can work it . Makes ton per _^_ H ____—Fl I — Lcent more butter . No churn ¦ MMWmmT _ ***—•* cleaned so easy . No dashers , WMAmmW ¦ nopaddlcs . No inside flxtmes . One ¦ ^ m ***^ A churn sold at wholesale prices I H where we have no agent . If you | fj M . pmMAlP •! want the best and cheapest chum } . joci 5-B-fti 3 / . l in the market , address manufaoU fU m McDERMAID &amp; ALLEN , W *_ i Agents Wanted . Ro...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
Dont You Do It . The following advice is given by an exchange to those who desire to get rid of extra stock : It is one of the secrets of successful breeding never to keep useless stock . Therefore , hens , as soon as their laying season is over , should be at once fattened for the table , and young cocks treated in the same way any time between the age of three and five months . Stock you wish to retain for breeding purposes must be caretully selected . It is a secret that has been closely followed , the consequence being that the market is overstocked at a time when prices are low . Dont you do it . We agree to the above so far as selling the young cockerels and selecting breeding stock is concerned , but who can tell when the laying season of a hen is over ? True , she will cease for awhile and shed new feathers , but she will begin to lay again as soon as she dons her new plumage . Tho hens that moult early in the season get over the operation in time to begin winter laying , an...
APIARY [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
APIARY A Bee-keeper s Staff . A device for taking swarms of bees from trees , that seems practical , is recorded by the Bee Journal as follows : To make the staff use a piece of light timber 1 % inches square , and plane one end eighteen inches in length , and also make it eight-sided . Tho handle may be rounded l s inches in diameter , and any length wanted . Probably two staffs will be handier , one six feet and one twelve feet in length . Now take strips ot tough wood one-fourth of an inch thick , five-eights of an inch wide and twelve inches long , and begin at the end of the staff and nail on a strip crosswise through the center of the strip , and one on the opposite side ; turn the staff one-eight of the way round and nail on another and one opposite . It will take from sixteen to eighteen crosspieces about one inch apart from center to center , each one being nailed with three small nails to hold it well in place . If the staff is stained ( not painted ) a color that resemble...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
dfcO Per 13 . Y &amp; . and B . B . Polish Eugs . &lt;] P—J Circular . J . LEE MAHTN , Muscatine , lawn . EGGS from seven varieties of Land and Water Fowls . Stock No . 1 . Satisfaction guaranteed . Circulars free . T . H . KORMAN . Pnlmn , Ky . CHOICE PO-LTRY—Write for Price-list and Circular . _ f—B . A . W . LEHMANN , Neosho , Dodge Co ., Wis . FIRST PRIZE GOLD MEDAL . World s Fair , New Orleans . EUREKA INCUBATOR , Went Eli-nlicli , Pa . WYAHDOTTE , B . JAVA and S . C . B . LEGHORN Eggs and Fowls for sale . Send stamp for iirice , etc . J . lt . SKIKNA , Fulton , Mich . BUFF COCHINS EXCLUSIVELY . Eggs $ 1 . 25 perl 3 . J . D . HESS , GrigBSVille , III . PIlOETEB Black Red Game Fowls , LightBrnlraias , 14 lbs each . Brown Leghorns . Silver-Crested Polish , Silver spangled Hamburgs . All warranted . Lift three varieties non-sitters . Eggs » 2 per 13 . Address DEI h . PARKER . Versailles . Cntliu-nilBltH Co ., S . 1 .
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
NATIONAL POULTRY YARDS , Mtllcrsburtr , Ky . 2-Varletiesof pure-bred Land unci Water Fowls for sale * . also Poland-China Pigs . Send for Circular . J . si . BARBEE , Millcisbing , KyMAKE YOUR OWN INCUBATOR . Send 50 cents in stamps for my new pamphlet . wnich tells how to make an Incubator for less than $ 5 . 00 , that will hatch over 90 per cent of the em . » also tells all about how to make Artificial Mother * . Egg Testers , etc . They are all simple , easy to mato and do excellent work , and are guaranteed rclmuie . Address H . S . WALDO , Qnlncy , 111 * ** Choice Plymouth Rock Eggs for sale at $ 1 . 25 per 13 . ttIOTO- _ 7 Sie . 00 . JI NATURES WCUMnm ^* k % mma ^ mma \ ma Best known for * j a | c , ! n 1 j dflMgg BRlfflr fike - hen ^ ttPngonH « TfiffiBI jl ?! ISIIf RbklADbLj ¦__! ,- ___ - n *_ O-itncVi IH * Address _ Va _ ure « I- _ col &gt;»* or Co W 1 ™^*_ ~ m % T EGOS for HATCHING M MX From 30 varieties of tho choicest « M \ ^ JM and Wat er Fo vds divided nito ! i ...
That Buffalo Cross . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Stockman — 20 February 1886
That Buffalo Cross . Journals more or less addicted to agriu „™ raise the question of the feasih „? tyot crossing the buffalo of the plains native cattle , to form a hardy cross Zt can rustle for food and stand the SSrfoT Plains winters . Years ago the crots was tried Bast , and was said to have S tetile . That is the progeny of the -. were reported to have inter-bred , ° Tto have been prolific . Yet of late we ^ ve -ot hlar d that the stock there has greased The probability is that the Irols between any two species of the JwnaBos , will be practically infertile , as ; , the case between the mule ( hybrids ) nf any other species . Hence those contemp lating making an indefinitely fertile anb-species between the bison , the true name of our mis-named buffalo ( BosAmeriMiius ) and what we call neat cattle , the ¦ pposed descendant of the genus Bos Taurus , will meet disappointment . But to a limited extent , the animals resulting from a cross . of the male bison and domesticated battl...