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Page 15 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1858
TABLE OF CONTENTS . A Home Wanted by every Through . Winter . . ifi 8 Man 161 Grape Culture ... ; .. ] C 8 The True Wife of the Far- The Springfield Sugar mer . ™ .............:. . 182 Mill „ IGO Physical Kducatiou .. — ... 163 Fall Plowing igg The Steam llow « ..:.,..... „ 165 That Ferf Corn .. H 9 Hungarian Grasa . —_ . „^„ 163 Feeds ,. ™ ......: _ ..,.. „ nt The C » ne Crop . ;„ , „ . „ ,. „ . l 64 Fair Reguiatiuns ™ . „ 16 » WheatCrop- ™„„„ ... . „ . 16 i Trial of Steam PIOWB . 170 The One Crop Syfltem . ™„ 16 i From Exyp t 170 Cor .., ™ ........ „ 164 Sh * ep Husbandry . 2 . . . ™ 170 Oati ...... —_ . .... „„ . 164 Sheep for tb « \ V *« t .... TO .. i ; o Labor the Creator of An Kxtensive Farmer ...... l 70 Wealth ; ..,..... „ 164 Hust—Ita cause aud HemPears . ; ... 165 edy ^ IJQ Planting out Orchards ...,. 165 Equtstrianism .. » .... „_ . -in Ball Oaii . , . 165 Fall Planting .. 171 Catawba Wine . ..... M 66 Work , and Faint Not . ail The Great Object of Edu- J Stenton s Impro...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1858
Tor Fall Planting . RASPBERRIES , G OOSEBE-KRIES , Rosea , pie Plants , Tulips , Lilltes , Peonaes , Spraea iterOdceons Flowering Plants for sale by oct 3 Q , FBANOISABARRBLL .- Agricultural Implemeuts , OE EVEtiY DESCRIPTION l ? OR SALE by aog FRANCIS * BARRKLL . Buckwheat aud Turnip Seed - FOR SALE BX ang FRAKCIS A BAREBLL . PRESERVINCi JARS . THESE ARE OF A GLASS , A NEW INveution , very excellent , just received and for Bale by a » g gRASCIB fc BARKELL . Chinese . Su «^ ar Caue Molaeaee , A MOST EXCELLENT ARTICLE JUST received and for sale by FRAKOIS A BA . RRKLL . - irrmt Trees for Sale ^; v WE HATE 15 , 000 TREES / 5 YEARS old . from aaven to ten feet high , well branched , ( very nie *&gt;) that wo offer . his fell attbe low prico of $ 12 }« per 100 ; also 15 , 000 4 years old , at $ 10 per 1 ( 10 , to cash c « st 6 a . wa . Next spring we shall charge J 15 for 5 year , and $ 12 U for 4 year . Also Pear , Cherry , Plum , Grade ,- Currante , Pie . Plant , ornamented tr...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1858
B . F . FOX , Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Hardware , IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES , HAS KOWIN STORE ono of ( he largest nnd best assortments cf goods inhis lino ever offered In this market . Importing many styles of English goods direct , nnd purchasing his American goods of tho manufacturers at the lowest ( cash ) prices , he is enabled to offer merchants aqd consumers goods at the lowest prices , and on as favorable terms as any house east or west . His stock embraces a very large and complete assortment of Agricultural Tools and Implements ! of the latest and most improved kinds and qualities . Reapers , Mown , straw Cutlers , Hedge Trimmers , Sckles , Grata and ± rutting Hooks , Cradles , ScyUies , Snaths , Forks , Hats , Shovels , Scoops , Axes ( M binds nnd makes ) , Picks , Mattocks , lun Mdtt , Seed Separators and Threshing MaHOUSE FURNISHING &amp; BUILDERS WAREHOUSE . Large and complete assortment of Locks , Latches , Bidtz , // in * ges , Screws , Bolls , Brads ,...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1858
STrfR COjRJf * VRUXf , For Grinding Corn , Cob , Hominy or Meal aud tieueral Stock Feed . VTCTE DELIVER THIS MILL AT ANY T T point , or from our wagons , that run through tbe different parts of tho country , at tho manufacturer s retail price , which is , for the mill c 6 mplote , $ 00 . Orders , or letters of inquiry should be addressed ( o * HOST , PYKE A Co , Springfield , 111 . , We need hut Bay that where the Sfiir Mill Las been used , It has gained credit beyond all other Mills now in use ; and the farmer ouiy needs to see aud try it In order to become convinced that it is perfect iu its arrangement from the fact that it grinds green is well as old corn , ( corn and cob passing through it together , ) which no other Mill will do . Farmers and stock-growers can save from 30 to 40 bushels of corn In each 100 by tho use of this Mill ; ( at least wo bavo eert [ float os to that effect . ) Persons having onco experienced its bouofit , will ueverreturn to tho wasteful practice of . ...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1858
A SUBSTITUTE FOB POTASH ! CONCENTRATED LYE ! • A FAMILY AKTICXE , Eor makiDg soap without Lime , and with little or no trouble and trilling expense . TnE CHEAPEST AND MOST CONVENIENT article ever offered to the public-for that purpose . EVERY FAMILY can make all the soap they use from their ordinary kitchen grease and thia Lye . Nothinit else is required . ° ONE PUUND BOX will make 25 gallons of fine soft soap , or nine pounds of elegant hard soap , and several callous of BOft . A single trial will convince anyone of its great utility and cheapness . PRINTERS , and all others using a strong Lye , will find tho Concentrated three hundred per cent , cheaper than anything else they can use . For sale by all tho DruggUts and Grocers in the country . BEWARE OF IMITATIONS ! Manufactured only by the Pennsylvania Salt alannlactnr ing Company , Pittsburg , P &amp;„ who manufacture extra superfino snow white TABLE , DAIRY nnd FORK PACKERS SALT , warranted free from all Impurities , an...
Ideas on Progress . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Ideas on Progress . That- the world is advancing in all that concerns its material interests , is obvious to all . Agencies , subtle , incorporeal and invisible ; are pressed into service , and are made , -with little fear of contra- ¦ diction , a connecting link between spirit and matter that is incomprehensible and inconceivable . The phenomena of spiritualism , a mundane influence so far as the hig hest and most reliable investigations can reach , shows that man s mind is brought into communion , however erratic and disordered the jnterpretation , with the physical agencies that surround us . The electric wire was no sooner laid under the . ocean , and man s voice had tviumnhed over space , than , an in voluntary anthem of praise-was shouted forth to corroborate its connexion with peace on earth and good will to men .- But has human progress in-then moralworld kept pace with these fearful and propulsive material agencies ? The gifted bishop of this diocese in his late annual addr...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
THE llftMt Mmmm * 1 PUBLISHED ; MOXTHLTfi - ^ r IBailliaelae &lt;&amp; IBaker , ; , Journal Buildings , - - Springfield , Illinois . ¦ *** ¦ ~ : « * S . FRANCIS , E &lt; litor . *« , , . _ . TE 1 UIS OF SUBSCRIPTION . One copy , one year , in advance— ......... „ . „ ..:. „ ....... $ 1 00 Ft ™ copira , ... ™„ ,.... ; , 3 lb Ten .. and one to the person getting up club ..... 7 60 Fifteen copies nnd oyer , 02 J 4 cents each , and one to person getting np clou . : „ CASK KATES OF ADVEHTIfllXO : One dollar per square , of ten lines , each insertion .
Washington Territory . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Washington Territory . Description of the Country . — Natites — Atjricid * tural Advantages—Markets , ttC , &amp; c . GRAY S HABBOK , Sept . 20 , 1858 . Editor of the Farmer : —I write you from what you might say the ends of the earth . I do not feel it to be so . But this letter is penned near the mouth of of Chehalis River on Gray s Harbor , Washington Territory . I have been hero three months on a contract for surveying lands for the government . This section o £ Washington Territory was known little of by the whites until our party came here . It is true that Captain Gray , one of the early American navigators of the North Pacific visited here in early times , but it was simply a visit , and for commercial purposes , and he has not left upon record any description of the country . The harbor extends some twenty miles inland from the Pacific , has a good approachable mouth , but as it has never been surveyed , it is not possible to state the depth of its waters , though t...
Coutcnls of novembcr J ' uinbcr . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Coutcnls of novembcr J uinbcr . - * ur iliu llliuuiK &gt; uriii ( -r . Every man wants a home No ; hingmorc true . Ami every man , of any account , will try to gtt . u home . What else is it tliat causes the young and ambitious to leave parents and all Eastern ties , to come anil settle in the Great West ? The true wife of the farmer , is the woman that unites with her husband to overcome the evils and trials of life , and to make the home pleasant . Oue that encourages him when he falters with trials or misfortunes ; bears with him in his adversities , and rejoices in all his prosperity . Such is the true wife , and her love and her happiness should be guarded by you as the apple of your eye ! Physical Education , the education of the body and the limbs , first , before all other eduction . It is the basis to build upon . Let the education of the mind follow . The Steam Plow , and what oE it ? Will it lessen the toils of the common fanner ? Can be avail himself of the advan...
The Sugar Cane Crop , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
The Sugar Cane Crop , Mr . Editor : —It seems that our whole season is to be one of mishaps and misfortunes . The rains continued so late in the spring , that we could not plant our cane seed in time . And now , ( Nov . 6 , ) when we want to work it , ( after a rain of fourteen days ) the roads are too heavy to haul and there is Eome danger of the cane souring . I hare been at your Springfielo Sugar Mill , and have made myself pretty familiar with the work there I am sure that it is a success , and that hereafter the sugar cane is to be one of our staples . But we have mueh to learn in regard to its cultivation yet . The poorest land mllhnoisis thebtstfor growing it . The land should be hi gh and dry . We want stalks possessing most saccharine . These come from diy land . To be sure they will not be as large as those raised on heavy wet land , but they will be better : and when common prairie land is to be used , it should be ridged and the cane planted on the ridges . There is no f...
Going to ( lie Country .. [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Going to ( lie Country .. Mr . Editor : Do you know of a farm in tho country that I can get hold of so that I can quit the town ? I am quite tired of living here ; and you would not wonder if you had half my troubles . * :. ]; have a tolerably-snug house and as good-a wife as anybody ; but she is so . intolcrably neat and p articular , that I believe she will he the death of me . I am not very particular myself , though I have had the best schooling for the last ten years . . Now , for one branch of my troubles and a small specimen . - Haven t we had rains lately ? And didn t they make mud ? Could you go anywhere out of the house without going into the miid ? Well , home I -come in the rain after working all the , forenoon , stamp at the door to get off the mud and wipe away for dear life at the mat—feel literall y sure of beingrighton the understandings , when I hear tho voice of my dear wife from within— He s coming ! get the slippers ! don t let him come in with the dirty boots !...
Traveling Fealars ., [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Traveling Fealars ., iiditor &lt; jf &lt; 7 ie . Farmer ; Is there any ¦ way of arresting these nuisances about the country ? - - Illinois is thronged with with them . It would really Took to me that in Yankeedoin , whenever a stout , able-bodied man witha glib tongue gets out of business , he is employed to cuuc to Illinois and sell all sorts of wares and merchandise . Some of them retail silk thread at two cents a skein ; soriie have a new kind of soap that takes grease out of silks ; some have a most valuable book that you must subscribe for -when you Itave no money and pay for it when you have ; sonic have a very important article to cement broken glass and China ; some have trees that are a great deal ? better than any which con . be had iti this State ; some . have grape roots * tha t produce grapes as large as tomatoesj somehavea peculiar kind of salve tliatwill curccuts , and burns , and salt rheaum , and toothache , and night sweats , in ten minutes ; some h...
. Sugar time , fur Hogs . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
. Sugar time , fur Hogs . Mr . Editor : Some of . your farmers would do a very good tiling , if they would furnish the public with a satisfactory trial of sugar cane , stalks for fatteuingjiogs , comparing cane with com . It shuuld be done in this , way . Take two hogs of about the same size and weigh them . Put them into pens and feed sugar cane chopped to one of them , as much as he wants ; and to the other as much corn as he wants . At the end of six weeks wei gh them . Publish the result in the FAHMEII . . This would tell the story . Who trill do it ? M . P .
Gooseberries and Currants . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Gooseberries and Currants . Editor of the Farmer : —Last spring I obtained about a hundred gooseberry cuttings , and after trimming them and cutting them into lengths ten inches long , I planted them out in my garden , a foot apart , pressed the earth hard and close about them , and now without a single exception , as I believe , they all grew and are good plants for spring planting . It is now a fine timo to get cuttings of gooseberries and currants , and to preserve them well , bury them in the ground for setting out in spring . They should be set out as early as the ground can be put in order . Currant cuttings will grow as freely as those of gooseberries . The fruit of these plants is excellent and cost but little trouble or time to secure it in abundance . Can t oui farmers now spend three or four hours to get the cuttings ? If they are to be bought , a little money thus expended will secure a good interest . DEMPSEY .
Raspberries . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Raspberries . Mr . Editor : I have never failed to obtain a crop of raspberries when the plants were properly cared for , whether they were the Antwerp ; the Faslolf , the Franconia , or tho raspberry which is cultivated about the country , and which I believe is a native of New Hampshire . Old plantations are not likely to do well . Those of from two to six years old , will , if taken care of . And what is the care ? Simply in the fall to lay them down and cover them with straw , litter or evergreen branches , to keep them i rom destruction by the hot sun that some times comes in February and oftcner in March , when such as are exposed to its influences breeze and thaw so often that the vitality of the stalks is nearly destroyed . If you will take the pains to protect your- plants , you can always have fruit . It is not the intensity of frcezirg , but the changes of temperature in February and March and sometimes in the early part of April that disappoints you in your anticipations...
The Wheat . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
The Wheat . Theheavy rams hav e filled the ground sowed with wheat . They may freeze up with the water on them . What then becomes of your wheat crop ? When I see large fields of wheat sown on level prairies and no attempts made to drain them , it looks to nie as if the owner was tempting Providence . It is the business of the farmer to do his duty by his lands . His experience and his reason were given him for useful purposes . If he does not use them , let him not grumble if his crops are destroyed . OBSERVER .
Ornamental Deciduous Trees , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Ornamental Deciduous Trees , Editor of the Farmer : A few hints in regard to some of our deciduous trees , adapted to the lawn or pleasure grounds , may be of use to some of the readers of the FARMER . Among the great numbers of well known trees , there is no want of kinds to create a variety in ornamental plantations of any extent ; but for the more elegant and refined description of landscape beauty , such as the lawn or pleasure grounds , there are many new trees of recent introduction and less known , that add greatly to the finished character and deserve to be extensively planted . We shall brieflv name a few . The Cut-leaved Oak , ( Quercus fendernlulata Hctrophylla , ) a variety with deeply indented leaves ; b « t not so strikingly distinct as the beech or maple . It is , however , a very fine tree . The Cut-leaved Beech , ( Fagus Hetropliylla , } is one of the finest cut-leaved trees . It possesses the fine habit and general character of growth of the English beech , though ...
Plaut Trees . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
Plaut Trees . Editor of the Farmer : —I think an agricultural newspaper will do most service by saying the right things in the right times . It is now the right time to plant many seeds of our forest trees . Acorns , black walnuts , hickorynuts and the seed of the ash , should be gathered and planted where you wish to have the trees grow . On prairie farms a grove near the dwelling- —not too near —would add great beauty , secure great protection against the heavy prairie winds—shield stock—add hcalthfulness —and other advantages to a farm and its occupants . What is now to be done in this matter , must be done immediately , before the frost binds the earth in chains . That man who has located on a prairie , and designs to make it his home , should not lose a single season in laying the foundation for a grove . He can do it ; he can do it without much expense ; in a few years he can enjoy his grove , and those who follow him will rise up and call him blessed . Nov . 10 . A .
The Sliuliaery . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 December 1858
The Sliuliaery . c Editor Farmer : There is often a great mistake made in crowding small gardens with shubberry . If it is determined to have many varieties , the shrubs should be constantly cut back , and made to grow in small , snug , beautiful shape . They should not be suffered to grow at random . Pinching in the growing sprouts , and cutting them back with shears or the knife ( the knife is best ) should bo attended to in the spring , summer and fall seasons . It is not uncommon to see roses run and spread , as they will in gardens , by which wildness they disgust one of true taste , instead of pleasing , and fail to produce the best flowers . In small gardens the strong growing shrubs should have . no place . Why should the old coarse lilac be grown when a far more beautiful and neater growing and blossoming plant can be found in the Persian ? Why should the large , coarse rose bushes be found in your gardens , producing flowers once in the season , when you can have the Dutch...