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THE MARKETS [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1856

THE MARKETS SPRINQWELD , March 8 , -1860 . There is a general depression in Breadstuffs . The state of affairs in Europe is undoubtedly thecaiise . — We anticipate a rise hereafter , though we apprehend produce will not reach the figures of last year . The season thus far has been peculiar . We have passed through a winter of unusual severity . The . snow , to appearances , has protected the wheat ; but the cold has seriously injured tho prospect of coming fruit crops . Of peaches , plums , apricots , —there will be none in this region ; and we are told that most of the fruit buds of the apple tree are killed . The wood of last year s growth on the peach is all dead , and many of the trees . If we have fruit the coming season , it must come from southern Hlinois . Our quotations can hardly be relied on in the present state of the market . FLOUR—Extra , $ 8 , retail . « WHEAT—Sales of fair to prime , $ 1 00 a $ l 10 . . . CORN—In the ear , 20 a 25 c ; in sacks , 30 a 35 . POTATOES—90...

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The Wiad and Weather . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

The Wiad and Weather . The attention of the inquisitive has at various times been called to the efforts of Lieutenant Maury on the laws that govern the Winds and Currents of the ocean . This gentleman has mapped the sea into physical divisions almost as marked as those of the land . From data of the broadest , kind , searching into the records of countless ships , of the past and present , over every track that they can swim , he has gathered information that now begins to be woven into the practical purposes of the mariner . Mr . Redfield , an eminent philosopher , had demonstrated pretty clearly that tempests , hurricanes , were like the little whirlwind that eddies through our streets , sometimes assuming destructive force in the forest , and then upon the sea , magnified into much , larger dimensions , sweeping with its majestic power over vast spaces of the ocean . Mr . Espy , another eminent investigator in the same field , held that these tempests , instead of being whirlwind...

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Educate the Woman , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Educate the Woman , It is regarded as a fixed fact that there are few cases known to the world where a man has become eminent in any calling who had not for his mother a superior woman . The exceptions to this rule are few and far between . How important then that woman should be properly trained and educated ? Education is not merely to learn the various branches taught in schools , —her own native language , foreign languages , music , and painting . These are all well enough jn their places ; some of them are essential;—but especially should she be taught that kind of education which would enable her , if Providence should so decide , that in after years , she would be able to see and know that the business in which she might be interested , was well and properly conducted , so that she would not be at the mercy of others . In a word , if she had an incompetent husband , she could lend to him a helping hand , in advice , in judgment and in financial matters ; and further , if it ...

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Annual Flowering Hants . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Annual Flowering Hants . COXTDRB OF THE PANSY . —The Pansy or Heart s Ease , is a most beautiful flowering plant , when a good stock is cultivated in perfection . This is not difficult to be done . In the first place it will be borne in mind that the varieties which spring np and grow wild without care in our gardens , are no more to be compared to the improved varieties , than the wild rose of the prairie with the best cultivated variety of the garden . To begin right , good seed should be obtained . These can usually be had at the seed stores . The best seed comes from France and England . Having procured seed , in order to have the plants come into flower early , it can be sowed in pots , in nicely prepared mould , and placed in a sunny window , with a pane of glass laid over the , pot , — This can be done about the middle of March . When the weather is suitable , the plants can be transplanted into borders orsbeds , where the ground is shaded a part of the day , and the plants s...

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The Ash as a Prairie Tree . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

The Ash as a Prairie Tree . From some experiments made by Mr . John McConnell , near this city , we are impressed with the belief that the common Ash tree of the country , will grow well on our prairies . They are beautiful trees , grow as fast as the locust , and for many purposes are a valuable timber . Some young trees taken by him from the bottoms are thriving well , and he has found that the seed of the- Ash can be gathered with little difficulty , and that when planted , it will sprout and grow readily . He has collected a quantity of the seed , and the coming season designs to make an extensive experiment , —if experiment it be . We cannot but believe that our nurserymen would find it a profitable business to grow forest trees , in large numbers , for sale . The Ash can be raised as cheaply and easily as the Osage Orange . How many tens of thousands of ash trees would be purchased , and planted out on our prairies the cqming season , if they could be had at $ 2 and $ 2 50 per...

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Frnit [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Frnit jApples are the great and reliable fruit crop of this state . The interest taken by our farmers in planting out orchards , suggests the question—Is the raising of apples likely to be overdone in Illinois ? We think not , and for these obvious reasons : There are not at present in Illinois a tenth part of the number of bearing orchards required ; and of these a good many are seedling orchards , and their frnit is of little value . There is at this time a great demand for good fruit . Last year there were fair crops , and at this time through all Central Illinois the prices of apples range about one dollar per bushel , for those of good varieties and in good order The population of our state is increasing at a greater rate than one hundred thousand a year , and it is scarcely possible that orchards can be increased faster than the wants of our increasing population will demand . When there is a surplus of fruit , it can be made a profitable business to farmers to feed it out to ...

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Testimony for the West . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Testimony for the West . The venerable Dr . HITCHCOCK , Proferssor of Geology in Yale College , visited and lecturued in several of the wester ^ cities the last winter . On his return to the East , in a communication to the Boston Cmgrcgatimalist , he gave his impressions of Ms western tour . Passing over his description of western scenery—the gorgeous appearance of the frozen lakes , and of the frost work on the prairies — * the freshness and airiness of western cities , their finished aspect , —- the extent of elegant private and public mansions and enormous hotels , not inferior to any found in the East — the broad scale and wide-awake energy that characterizes western men —he proceeds to remark in reference to the cities he visited—Buffalo , Cleveland , Chicago , Milwaukie and Cincinnati : — And what shall we say of the future of these cities ? I could not see , as I passed over the vast plains of the West , why almost every rod is not capable of high cultivation . How dense , t...

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Ayrshire Cattle .. [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Ayrshire Cattle .. The cows of this stock of cattle , are famed for their milking qualities . They derive their name from the county of Ayrshire , in Scotland . They are supposed to be a cross between the Durham and the Alderney . They are now scattered over England in large numbers . There are but few comparatively in the United States . It is estimated that a good Ayrshire cow will yield two or three months after having her calf , five gallons of milk daily ; for the next three months , three gallons daily , and a gallon and a half for the next three months . This milk is calculated to afford about two hundred and fifty pounds of butter annually , or five hundred pounds of cheese . This estimate is made for cows of the best class . The Ayrshire is by no means handsome stock ; but still , for the dairy , is just the stock needed here ; and we are glad to say there is an importation of this stock in Sangamon county . Mr . S . SPANGLER , who has recently purchased a farm in Round Pra...

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"Boys ! Stick to the Farm' !" [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Boys ! Stick to the Farm ! A fine looking , robust lad , some sixteen years of age , came into the Agricultural Implement and Seed Store of Francis & Barrell , a few days ago , and wanted a situation as clerk . On conversing with this lad , —who was from the country , —in which conversation he frankly explained to us his motive for leaving the hard work of the farm for the pleasanter business of selling goods , we said to him , as the result of considerable experience and some observation , in the sincerity of our heart , Boy ! stick to the farml These words are suggestive of several interesting reflections : , That the children of farmers- evince a strong inclination to break away from the profession of agriculture ,, and betake themselves to some mode of life by which they may be enabled to reside in the town or city . This is a fact of almost daily observation . Is it right that this spirit of discontent with the pursuits of rural life should be indulged in ? In gener...

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Mow Deep ! [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Mow Deep ! A great revolution is taking place in the public mind in regard to deep plowing * A newly settled farmer in this country , who purchased a farm that had been in cultivation for several years , found that tlieearth at the depth of about five inches on bis plowed land , tad never been disturbed by the plow . It was soft above , but below it was so bard that neither roots of corn or grass could penetrate it but with difficulty . He found that when there were heavy rains , the surface would be soft , a loblolly , and when the drought reached below where the earth had been stirred , the ground appeared to be of the consistency of dried brick , and vegetation showed the effects of it . It should be the policy of the farmer , in our humble opinion , so to prepare his grounds , and put in his seed , as to place , as far as he can , the success of his crops beyond the casualties of weather . He can do this to a considerable extent . The objection made in some parts of the country ...

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Cnlturc of the Strawberry . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Cnlturc of the Strawberry . We have seen no better plan than the following , which is copied from the Ohio Farmer , for the cultivation of the strawberry . The article was first published in that paper in 1852 . Strawberry plants can be had at most nurseries . See advertisements of nurseries in the advertising pages of this paper . Seven or eight years since , I made three strawberry beds in the month of April , using chip manure pretty plentifully , but no oilier kind The soil wag a clay loam . The brtls Were mrdc about 36 inches in width , and the plants set about ten inches apart each wiiy ,-three plants makire a row across a bed . I left a fpace between the beds of about 15 inches for a p . tli and made the beds narrow , that one wight reach to the middle easily to pick the fruit without trampling the vines . About the tune the vines were . well growing , I bad completed some house building , and having a quantity of short boards of little or no value , I thought I would try if ...

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Hints on Transplanting [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Hints on Transplanting Messrs . Lswis ELLSWORTH & Co ., have an extensive nursery at Naperville , DuPage county , Illinois . Their advertisement will be found in the advertising department of this paper . They have a very extensive stock of Fruit and Ornamental Trees , Shrubs and Plants , for sale . They recommend the following plan for transplanting out young trees for orchards . To those who are patting oat apple trees for orchards the present spring , the . plan thus recommended , if followed , will be worth twenty times the yearly subscription of this periodical . The old adage that what is worth doing at all , is worth doing will , cannot be applied to any matter with more truth than that of planting out trees . First , The soil for planting an orchard should be well prepared , by deep and frequent ploughing . Too many , in transplanting trees are indifferent as to the manner in which it is done ; saving of time is the great consideration , a penny wise , and pound ...

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Potatoes- Culture in tbe East . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Potatoes- Culture in tbe East . A writer in the Country Gentleman , after giving an account of an experiment in growing potatoes , states the following as the plan he will adopt for the purpose the present year . We have no idea that Illinois farmers will follow the improved plan : * proposed . It is curious enough ; and furnishes some evidence of the labor and cost of making a crop of potatoes in some parts of the country knowu as down east . I will now state the mode of culture 1 intend to pursue next season . I do it in time , so that if any objections be N made to it , I can have an opportunity to correct my plan before planting time . I have a field of five acres—an old pasture the clover pretty much run out . The stone have all been taken off , having dug it over with tbe crowbar some 7 or 8 years since . I intend to plow deep early in the spring , ana turn the furrow as flat as can be conveniently be done , so as to destroy alt vegetation . Soon as the top of the furrows beco...

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The Osage Plant for Hedging . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

The Osage Plant for Hedging . The Osage Orange Plant for hedging , is rapidly making its way in the confidence of the people . We do not believe that a single instance can be found where it has failed to answer the purpose of the cultivator , in which there b as not been neglect in its cultivation . It is one of the ten thousand things that succeed with proper attention , and fail when that attention is not given . — So satisfied are we of the great value of the Osage Orange plant for hedging , that we shall often refer to it . It will be soon time to prepare and plant the seed for the coming crop of plants . — How shall that be done ? is the first question to be asked ; because a failure in this point , is a total failure . JAMES MQKHW , of Dayton , Ohio , is an experienced cultivator of the Osage Orange . His experience , however , is like that of others . But his mode of propagating is simple , short , to the point , and we avail ourselves of it ; and his after cultivation is giv...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

boles for inserting the plants should be made with a pivoted iron , 12 inches in length , and 3 12 inches in diameter , at tne top , with a socket into which is inserted a handle , with a pin at he top of the socket , to bear the foot upon in forcing . the instrument into the ground in making the holes . — These holes should be about 8 inches apart , into which the plants should be inserted about an inch deeper than they originally grew in the nursery . This being done , the e < irth should be wel > packed about the roots . OF CULTIVATION FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF THE HEIGE . Next comes the operation of cultivating , hoeing , ploughing , & c The spaces on both sides of the hedge require thorough cultivation , and the ground kept cl .- . ir oi grass and weeds during the season . No stock chou a be allowed in the enclosure where the hedje is set mill ! after harvest , and not even then , if il can be avoidei . After first year the growth will be sufficien...

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COMMUNICATIONS . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

COMMUNICATIONS . The Illinois Farmer—Effects of Winter on Nursery , Trees , & c . .. KAPIERVIHE , March 10 , 1856 . S . FRANCIS , ESQ : Dear Sir : I have received the first number of the Illinois Parmer , with which I am much pleased ; I congratulate the farmers of our state , especially the central portion , that a Beacon light has sprung up in their midst , and hope that generally they will become subscribers to , and readers of it , and from the store-house of experience , they will contribute their mite to its pages , which with its conducting ability will make it highly interesting and useful . The weather this winter , is without its precedent for tbe sudden , extreme and long continued cold . Up to the night of the 22 nd of December , we had but very little freezing weather , at nine , o clock that evening the thermometer stood at 32 deg ., or at the freezing point , at 6 A . M . ; on the 23 d at zero , at 7 , 8 deg ., below zero , and at 8 it stood at 5 deg . bel...

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liaising Wheat . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

liaising Wheat . EDITOR ILLINOIS Jb ARMER . —There Has been considerable said on the subject of raising wheat , and the question is asked by our Eastern friends , why we do not raise as good wheat in Illinois , as the farmers do in the eastern States . If we do not do this , there can several good reasons be assigned for the failure . It has only been a few years that wheat would pay for raising . We nsed to haul our wheat to Springfield and sell it for 25 and 30 cents per bushel , and take the pay in store goods . We sometimes hauled it to St . Louis , and got for it there , 40 and 50 cents , and made the trip in eight or ten days , and then thought we were doing well . Thai day is past and gone . It has not been but a short time since the large farmer has bought his own flour , rather than raise wheat . He turned all his attention to raising corn and stock , and the little farmer had to do the best he could to make both of the ends of the year meet . — Bat that time is also past ....

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The Bine Bird . ' [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

The Bine Bird . EDITOR OF THE ILLINOIS FABMEK : —Wilson s ornithology contains an interesting account of this bird . It is one of the first messengers of spring , bringing the charming tidings to our very doors ; he bears his own reconiraeudation always along with him , and meets with a hearty wpleorne from every body . Though generally accounted as a bird of passage , yet , as early as the middle of February , if the weather is open , he annually makes his appearance . Storms and deep snows succeeding , hedisjappears for a time ; but about the middle of March , if the temperature is at all favorable , he is again to be seen When he begins his amours , says a curious and earnest observer it is cheering to behold hiscourtship . his solicitude to please and gain the favor of his beloved female . He uses the tenderest expressions , sits down by her , caresses and sings to her his most endearing warblings . When seat-. ed together , if he espies an insect delicious to her taste , he tak...

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"A Yankee Question . " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

A Yankee Question . MR . EDITOR : —I , nm a new comer from down east , and have located on the Central Railroad . I went on to my land without any improvement , and have been busy as a nailer or the last seven months in getting my farm into a condition so that I can pass through the next two years with as little inconvenience as possible . Like all new comers from a great way cff , < I have been used to all sorts of comforts and superfluities , and you may wonder why I kit them ! And I cpuld tell yon if I chose to do so ; but I will not do it now . What I aim at is , to get a good farm , with a garden , orchard and other improvements as soon as possible . And now I want to ask a question , and would be glad if some of vour exoerieneed readers would answer it . On a portion of my ground the wild grass is tolerably well eat out : Now , can I break up this ground with a common prairie plow , turning the sward down flat , and follow this prairie plow by another plow , going t...

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Corn Planted in Drills . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Corn Planted in Drills . Mr . Editor : —Last season , in traveling over , some parts of Logan county , I observed large fields of corn planted in drills , that is , the rows seemed to be about four feet apart , and the stalks in . the rows someeight to ten and twelve inches apart ; It appeared to me that the corn thus planted did not grow as large as the corn planted in the usual way . It might have been a smaller variety of corn ; but the stalks were well set with ears . My present purpose is to enquire of some of your readers if there is any advantage , in planting corn in the way I have described ? Does it produce more corn than if planted in the common way ? These are questions of some importance to me ; and I hope to hear from one of those persons who have experimented on this subject , in your next publication . Every farmer should be willing , and I have no doubt will be willing , to contribute to the stock of agricultural knowledge whenever it is in his power . ENQUIRER .

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