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Agriculture and Agriculturist . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Agriculture and Agriculturist . , The following essay was written by a student at MKendrec College . It is made up of generalities ; but the writer promises well : The litter of the soil , in an especial manner , has the great volume of nature always spread open before him , and always presenting lessons of truth to the inquiring mind . Agriculture was the first business of man , or at least horticulture on a largo scale . If we let our thoughts ascend the hill of time , and rest in the enticing shades of the garden ot l ^ den , there we perceive that the occupation of our first parents was to dress the garden and cultivate it . How beautiful , how pleasing the scene , when Adam , the first inhabitaut of earth , was placed in the garden , surrounded with alt the luxuries which earth could afford to satisfy his animal nature , and was styled the mighty lord of creation . And if still anything was wanting to complete his happiness , which the singing birds and delicious fruits could n...

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A Yankee Eating Horses with an lrab . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

A Yankee Eating Horses with an lrab . The editor of the Utica Herald dates his last letter from the region of the Dead Sea . A portion of his ride over the wilderness of Judea is described thus : The ride was very lonely and tedious . My Bedouin Sheik still seemed consumed by fears of hostile Arabs . . He reconnoitered every mount , suspiciously examined every ravine , and his restless eye was ever roaming over the wide desert . After riding something over an hour , he told me the great danger was passed , and I could now consider myself as fairly out of the hands of the Philistines . His manner changed completely . The expression of care passed from his face ; he became by turns listless and jocular ; demanded bucksheesh like an Arab clothed in his right mind ; toyed with liis long spear ; and wound up by challenging me to a horse race . Now , if I am not mistaken , your recollection of me will not be exactly that of a gentleman of the turf . I never owned a fast nag in my life , a...

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Cultivate and Improve . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Cultivate and Improve . Deterioration in plants and animals , is as possible as improvement . Nations , once-re-nowned as the perfection of the human race , by neglect , have sunk back into barbarism . Egypt was once so learned , thatitis recorded ,. as a striking mark of his greatness , that Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the E gypT tians . Egypt is now a semi-barbarous . province of Turkey , so poor that none do her reverence . Tho Bedouin , robber , makes his haunts where was once the Alexandrian School , from which has come much of our civilization and science . Tyre , celebrated in Holy Writ for her knowledge in the arts , and navigation , has lost her designation as Queen of the Sea , and scarcely a ; vestige of her greatness , her arts , or her power remains . We might extend our illustrations of the truth of our position , at the expense of our pride of human progress , but these will . be sufficient . The best breed of animals extant , turned into the wilderness , w...

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Education of Young Farmers . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Education of Young Farmers . I have lately seen , in different newspapers , several advertisements for young married me * n to care of farms , poor houses , & c , and I find on inquiry , that men qualified forthese stations are very scarce , while _ all the learned professions arc tilled to overflowing . * . Theformer command as high salaries or higher than the latter obtain on an average . r * • Now , isltnotsomcwhatsingular , that while the profcssiohalman has to give years of time ,- * . talents , and hundreds of dollars to obtain , his learning ,-that we do not have a supply of well qualified young farmers , when they can obtain their learning , and have wages all the time into the bargains ? This to me appears to . be a wrong state of affairs—a screw loose somewhere . ¦ - , . I think this isasuhjeetwhichcallsfor , and would bear a thorough discussion , at all our , agricultural meetings , also in the newspapers until it awakens some of our farmers to a sepse of thei...

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On the Sensitive Faculty of the Horse ' s Foot , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

On the Sensitive Faculty of the Horse s Foot , The sensitive faculty of the foot is found initsnervous and membranous tissues ; for it is well knofrn that the hoof , sole , bars , and horny frog , are insensible—the medium through which the sense of touch is developed or aroused . * By this wisely-planned arrangement , a horse can with considerable degree of accuracy ,, ascertain the nature of the ground over which he is travelling , and thus regulate the action and force of his limbs-, . go as to favor his feet , and lessen the concussion , which , if he were destitute of this sense of feeling , must . occur throughout the -whole animal fabric . As a familiar illustration of this peculiar sense of touch , suppose a person places in contact with his teeth , apiece oficc , or applies warm water to same , immediately he experiences a sensation of heat or chilliness , as the case may be . This occurs , simplyby contact or touch ; the teeth , like the hoof and its horny appendages , bei...

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Waste lands . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Waste lands . WIIO HAS MONEY TO LOAN ? , It is a fact that cannot be denied , thatniany of our fanners , notwithstanding the light thrown in their path , remain nearly stationary without making any radical improvements . The principal reason is obvious—to-wit : they possess too much land . One half has to run to waste and to weeds . But few ot the farmers arc able to do full justice to their lands , owing to the very good reason , that they cannot till so much , cither profitably or scientifically . Land that pays nothing ; land that is worth next * to nothing in its present state ; land that is nearly a nuisance , from the many noxious weeds it germinates and scatters broadcast over some of our best farms , causing quiet , snug farmers to be tormented , harassed and perplexed therewith , and by the miserable fences that enclose it . There is more truth than poetry in this assertion . Many farmers of this stamp seem indeed desirous , but know not how to win fortune s favors for the ...

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The Wheat Crop ol 1859 . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

The Wheat Crop ol 1859 . Editor , of the Illinois Farmer : —A vast deal of seed wheat has been and will be put into the ground the present fall in this county . We have devoted a great amount of land to this crop . We cannot sow it all in grasses ; we do not want it all for corn , or oats , pr barley , and we cannot afford to have it lay idle . The conclusion is , we must sow it with wheat . The experience of the last two years should be useful to us in putting in the seed for this crop . Under favorable circumstanccc the crop runs many risks from the vicissitudes of the weather , to which this country is subject . It is a fact , I believe , that we have more poor than good crops in this . section of this State . Everything happening right , we get a tolerable good crop , —otherwise we fail . Tho extraordinary rainy weather of the last spring season , seems to have caused an immense growth of weeds upon our wheat lands . Most fanners plow in these weeds in the most effective way the...

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large Farms . ~ [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

large Farms . \ ~ The very hurtful tendency that has been so prevalent among our farmers in time past , to attempt to secure too much land , is at the present time very much on the wane ? arid those who are now opening farms as a general thing . purchase pieces much nearer . the mark designated by economy . The reason for this is two-fold : —in the first place the enhanced price of land causes- the . management of very much of < it to be attended with pretty heavy cash responsibility , and the payment of more interest and taxes than most of our farmers care about meeting , and in the second place men are becoming aware of the truth that much money is WASTED in the attempt to manage too large a farm , aud that a small piece under high cultivation makes much better cash returns than a very large one poorly managed . More than this , we venture to prophecy that not only most of the farms opened in the future will be comparatively small , but 1 that before a great many years ...

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Smut in Wncat- ^ Tne Bemcflv [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Smut in Wncat- ^ Tne Bemcflv I will state to your readers , what I suppose to be the cause of smut in wheat , . and likewise , what I &» mo to be , a prevention . I have supposed that pure wheat , like various other productions of the earth , might degenerate and produce smut , or , that owing to • some casuality , it might fail to blossom , and produce smut . These causes , acting separately or conjointly , may be the first moving cause of smut , while smut itself , being an efficient agent in propagating its kind , becomes the continuing cause . When I was a boy , I one day observed my father washing wheat to sow . I asked him why he did thus . He replied to rid itof smut . I observed that , after he had . skimmed off all the balls of smut from the first water , he washed it thoroughly in the second and third waters . I asked him why he washedit so much after he had taken off all the kernels of smut . He replied , that particles of smut , adhering to the wheat , will c...

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Rust in Oats—What is it ? . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Rust in Oats—What is it ? . Throughout the whole Southwestern portion of the Union the oat crop has suffered from a terrible blight , which , from its resemblance to the fungous substance , that sometimes attacks wheatT > y t that name , has- been called nusT . So ¦ far as we are informed , ; rust in oats has hitherto be enunkhown . We have never heard or read of anything of the kind , in any section of the country . The fact . that it is thus unusual , opens a wide and interesting field to . tho naturalist , and in this case , to the entomologist , as it invites investigation in a channel , sofar as we can ascertain , hitherto unexplored . While , in West . Tennessee , a . short time since , wc took occasion to examine the blade of the oat under a miscroscope ( kindly furnished us by the Baily Troupe , ) . and were greatly suprised- with the phenomenon v which the glass revealed . Since then , we have followed up these examinations ; by tlie aid of more powerful instrume...

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Dtfep Plowing . - X . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Dtfep Plowing . - X . Question , —At what period of the year of v rotation would deep plowing be advisable ? * What kinds of soil does it benefit , and when should be avoided ? • J . « s & er . —Deep plowing is most effective in the autumn , thus exposing the influence . of frost ) rain , and wind during the . winter ,, which act . upon the mineral ingredients of . the soil / rendering them available for , the succeeding crops , . and pulverizing the soil , ¦ aod thus facilitating the passage of the soils into the subsoil . As regards the period J ? of the rotation it is generally considered that deep , cultivation is most beneficial after the wheat crop , as a preparation for the root crop and tho whole succeeding rotation it is deem-ed-advisable that the land receive adeeper stirring than would be considered safe or ex- . . pedient in preparation fox a corn crop , in or- . der to disturb the hard impenetrable stratum formed , by the continuous treading of-horses - and ...

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flow Deeper . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

flow Deeper . MESsnti . EDTTOKS : —There seems to exist quite a diversity of opinions in regard to the depth that land should be plowed . Many , and in my opinion , too many udvncalo shallow plowing . What is ( ho use , pay I hey , of plowing up tho wind and clay , ami burying the manure and . soil out of the reach of the plants ? Let us re ;; --on together . What is the use of plowing at all ? Is is ; nut that wc may pulverize the soil and bring it to s , uch a state that tlie little ro . t . sand fibres of the plant may ehuot out and gather up whatever they . can find to nourish if ? Is it not ( o incorporate the manure with the soil , and make it of a uiiitbrm consistency n . s it ivg :: rds quality . etc . ? riow deep . Duut f a r burying the manure so deep ( hat tbey will find it . Tt is possible you may nut rc :-li ; M so good a crop the first year by burying the manure uerply . You will notlu . se . What makes bottom lands $ 0 much better than must uplands ? Js it not the dep...

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The Best Fruit Bottles . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

The Best Fruit Bottles . USE NO CORKS . An article bearing the above title , giving the personal experience of the editor s family—we find in the RuraVs t of Springfield , Ohio . We have often claimed for well sealed jars and bottles , all the advantages of the modern fruit . cans , self-sealers , etc ., a new set of which with new patent rights , and new claims of superiority flood the market , the sidewalk and the show windows every year , as periodically as the autumn comes . These things are of the same value to the community , that arc the novel weeklies , — the mushroom literature which does not live , in the mind of its readers , till tho date of the publication of the paper . Thatis—as it is a good thing if a certain class of people can be induced to read anything , even worthless trash that they cannot remember over night , so it is useful to induce some people to use worthless cans , that will not preserve the fruit three months . They acquire thereby a desire to preserve ...

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Tie Seit Wlitat Crop . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Tie Seit Wlitat Crop . Editor of tlie Farmer : —Notwithstanding the failure of the wheat crop—this year partially , the last year altogether—I have no doubt a large breadth of land will be devoted to this crop the present season . The past admonishes us of many errors in regard to the cultivation of the crop , and it is hoped that we shall not only learn wisdom from experience , hut that we shall practice it . In the first place the ground should be put in good order ; it should be . thoroughly plowed and so deep that the seed can be drilled in . This done , good seed should he provided . It is said by some that shrivelled or shrunken wheat will answer for seed . I would not use it unless compelled hy necessity to do so . The small May wheat has made a much better crop , the present season than the white ; and especially has this been the case where the wheat was sown early . There . cannot be a doubt that had our farmers all sown the May wheat early last fall , we should have had a...

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Sangamon County Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Sangamon County Fair . t Editor Farmer : —The farmers have been-too busy to think much of our county fair . In raising our corn crop , wo have , as the saying is , had to put , the cart before the horse . . Wo had to cut whatwheat was worth cutting before we finished plowing our corn . Even-now ,- first of August , there . is much corn plowing- to be done ... We have never had a worse summer in which to do our work . Every thing crowded upon us , and really we did not , know what to take hold of first . If we cut our wheat , our corn crop was-suffering—the woods were making fight with the corn , to know which should finally have the mastery . Then our grass , too , required to be cut . Indeed , we have had , a hard time , but I hope we shall get out of . the conflict with some reputation . . * . . . J - What I -wish , to sayls ; that we must not forget our county fair . We must save the best of everything we have to exhibit . The premium list is rich . Every premium is to be paid in...

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WHAT FARSIERS SHOULD LIVE FOE . — [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

WHAT FARSIERS SHOULD LIVE FOE . — There is something worth living for besides money . That is very good , but fe not all . . With the rest let us raise a crop of good ideas . While you are farmers , . remember also that you are men , with duties and responsibilities . Live down the old brutal notion that a farmer must be uncouth , uneducated and unthinking ^ -a mere clod-hopper . You are brought into immediate contact with the great heart of civilization . You cannot get out of tho buzz of tho toiling world . ¦ Tho thrill of the wonder working wires , and the rumble of the locomotive , ( the thunder tread of nations , ) come to your once secluded billside . Move toward a better lifci Do not keep your boys corn-shelling all the long winter evenings . Make your farms a place that -your sons and daughters cannot help loving . Cultivate the trees—they are God s messengers . . Care much for books and pictures . Dont keep a solemn parlor into which you go but oncea month with the parson ,...

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The State Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

The State Fair . % ht jPuwi «! gmmv . SPRINGFIELD , OCTOBER I , 185 S . Tho State Fair for 1 S 5 S has passed . The history of that fair has been heralded by the press over the land . It was a distinguished success . In some departments tho entries exceeded those of any former fair , and in others less , hut taking it altogether , we believe it will prove the most effective fair for good that has ever been held in this State . We do not believe that there has been an exhibition of Durham stock in the West , that has excelled in numbers and excellence , that which was on exhibition at Centralia . The horse exhibition was also excellent ; and the show of hogs and sheep was better than at any previous fair . The department of agricultural implements has been scarcel y excelled . There was some fine fruit on exhibition , but tho season has been against the perfection of fine fruit . The department of farm products contained many good specimens , but was not as full as desired . In the d...

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6 Heroism . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

6 Heroism . A marshal of France never surrenders , said Ney , as he- plunged into the frozen stream ^ with the exhausted remnant of the French army , in the very face of a Russian foe much superior in numbers , and . fought his way through them into Napoleons presence . Nothing perhaps in military history has exceeded this fete , the chances of war , the elements , everything being against it . Some of the marshals that Fiance brought forth in her stern conscriptions , were the very beau ideal of all that we can conceive in military glpry . Murat would expose his life with as much unconcern as he would take his-coffee , daririg and reckless his fine person and superb bearing as a cavalry officer were the delight of France , as they , were the admiration of her enemies . The sluggish nature of General . Larmcs was like a flame of fire in battle , he-stood for hours at the Bridge of Lodi ,, before the • muzzle of the Austrian cannon , -which were cutting his men down as the mower cuts...

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STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . CKHTSAUA , Sept . 17 , 1858 . Meeting of the Executive Copjmittee . Preiident C . W . Webster in the chair The followiog resolutions were adopted : Resolved , That w & congratulate the people of this State , and more especially of Southern Illinois , on the successful close of the sixth State Fair at Centralia . Retolved , That this * uccess has bean achieved , in a great measure by the energetic action of the committee , of the citizens of Centralia , In fitting up the grounds for the fair , and securing accommodations , hoard and lodging , for the larg « numbers of people in attendance . The demands for lodgings in Centralia wore not equal to the supply ; the food famished was ample and excellen . ; and , indeed the results of the great fsir at Centralia prove that State Fairs can be successful without the compulsory resort to the neighborhood of large cities for their location . Resolved , That our thanks are alaodue to the citizens of the...

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Sheep as Scavengers . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1858

Sheep as Scavengers . . Notwithstanding the heresy of . the Rev . R . J . Breckenridge about In and In Breeding , he is yet o good observer and thoughtful farmer . I owe . to him my first idea- of sheep as scavengers or eaters of weeds . It is well - known that sheep eat a larger variety of weeds than any of our domestic animals . With a certain number of sheep then _ to eat . what weeds the hoTSe and ox leave , we have a clear gain of all themuttpn made , - the most wholesome of meats ; . and the absolute advantage of destroying noxious weeds , which would otherwise increase , and root out wholesome grasses . -Havingshecp in one pasture , and cattle in an adjoining one ; I found the sheep continually pressing to pass from a fine blue grass pasture into the pasture where the cattle were , much less luxuriant . I let them through the gate and watched them ; they at once greedily , without toacmug the grass , devoured certain weeds , which the cattle studiously passed over . The true ...

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