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FRIENDLY COMMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
FRIENDLY COMMENTS THE monthly was perfectly satisfactory .: I remit tor the weekly . JOHN STUBTSMAN , Slkhart Co ., Ind . WE like the paper very much . Would not be without It for anything . JOSEPH PKTBI , Kewaunee Co ., Wis . Mi family would not do without the RE - VIEW ; they think more ot it than any paper we take . 8 . E . FOOTS , Westerville , Ohio . ENCLOSED please find $ 1 . 00 tor the REVIEW . I am delighted with it . a P . MARTIN , Henry Co ., Ky . I HATE been taking your valuable paper for two years and do not see how I can do without it , so I remit one dollar to have it continued . P . H . FEABCE , Clay Co .. III . MAI the weekly prosper and prove as entertaining as the monthly was . Unclosed are two dollars for two copies . H . A . FISSKL , Fulton Co ., Ind . ENCLOSED please find my subscription money . 1 did not intend to renew , but since reading it more regularly I find it to be a first-class paper . H . F . WILLIAMS , Beckwell , Ind . PLEASE find one dollar as subsc...
AGRICULTURAL . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
AGRICULTURAL . MODEL FARMS AND THEIR METHODS . This is the title of a book edited by Mr . S . T . K . Prime , to which we have before alluded , and from the advance sheets ** of which we have once or twice made extracts . The book is made up of contributions from a hundred or more of prominent Western farmers , each of whom , in his own way , tells the story of his methods with the particular branches of farming in which he is or has been engaged . The table of contents gives a pretty accurate idea of the character of the book . We select from this at random , in order that our readers may have a good idea of the work : CHAS . M . CULBEBTSON , Newman , 111 . —Stock farm , buildings , fields ; Hereford cattle how and when to breed ; rearing calves and bulls ; portable feed racks for cattle . N . C . GILBEBT , Geneseo , Ills . —No field un der cultivation more than five years ; fifty bushels of corn and ten tons of hay per acre ; moveable self feeder for stock ; merino sheep ; tile dr...
THE POULTRY YARD . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
THE POULTRY YARD . DIARRHEA IN FOWLS . Recent scientific researches have proved that this disease is caused by a microscopic organism which is developed in the intestines , passes into the blood , and multiplies itself there with extraordinary rapidity . The parasite is ejected from the bowels , and may be taken by birds who pick about among the dung-heap or eat the grains that have been soiled by contact with it . If a fowl dies , and there is any cause to fear that diarrhoea has caused its death , the birds should be immediately taken out of the poutry-yard and isolated . The poultry-yard and poultry-house should be well cleansed , the dung removed , and the walls , perches , and soil washed with plenty of water . The water used should contain five grammes per litre of sulphuric acid , and a stiff broom or brush should be employed . When ten days have passed without a death occurring , thc birds need no longer remain isolated , excepting those which show signs of prostration , dep...
HORTICULTURAL . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
HORTICULTURAL . OSIER WILLOW CULTURE . It may be as well to remove an impression too generally entertained that , because a willow will grow almost anywhere , and is a moisture-loving plant , the site for an osiery plantation , the soil and drainage , are secondary considerations . As regards the site , it is by no means necessary that it should be low or near water ; gome of the best and most paying patches of planting we have seen were on well drained upland sites . There are , however , on many a farm or holding , patches of low-lying , marshy , or wet spots which can not be properly drained or advantageously cropped , by reason of being occasionally inundated , where willows might be profitably grown , provided that the removal of superfluous water and moisture were cared for by means of intervening furrows and water-cuts , which should invariably take the direction calculated to allow the water to pass off freely . Where there is facility for this , we believe the occasional fl...
THE APIARY . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
THE APIARY . SWARMING , AND HARVESTING THE HONEY . When once the apiary is fully established the next care that comes after swarming is the honey harvest . In view of this it is often advisable to give additional room at the top of the hive , and sometimes even below the hive when the season happens to be exceptionally good . The bees will often fill a cap or super of beautiful honeycomb before they swarm . Therefore be on the look-out , and when the season is good , the weather fine , and the bees show signs of want oi room by hanging ever so little outside of the hive entrance , lose no time . Open the hole at the top and let them into the super . You must cover this well over , so as both to keep in the warmth and to protect them from a too hot sun as from wet . If their numbers still increase , and they hang out again before swarming , they must have yet more room given to them ; for bees should never be allowed to remain idle , many pounds of honey are often lost to the beekeep...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
FHOM THE HOB . —There is perhaps no tonic offered to the people that possesses as much real intrinsic value as the Hop Bitters . Just at this season of tbe year , when the stomach needs an appetizer , or the blood needs purifying , the cheapest and best remedy is Hop Bitters . An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure , don t wait until you are prostrated by a disease Unit may take months for you to recover in . — BOSTON GLOBE .
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
PKOVEKUS ^ S ^ PKOVEKHS . Tor sinking : spells , $ 300 will bc paid for fits , QizziuoH , palpita- a case ( hat Hop Blttiou and low spirits , ters will not cure or rely on Hop Bitters . help . Head of , procure Hop Bitters builds nnd us . 0 Hon Titters , P , strenBthcus and anil vou viUbo stronfr . cures continually healthy and happy . trom tbotirst doso . K ^ VVKU ? ? ar ? i co n 7 Pla 1 nf , oFa r i ; 1 shvnJlXClifuTl klnd 8 Permanently menSXpWlVori 1 ™™ lbyilopBltte « . „™„ , . HOP Contra CUKEIS The greatest appe- the sweetest , satest tar . stomach . Mood andbest . Ask children . and liver regulator— ^ liop Hitters . Tho nop PAD for _ Stomach , Liver and CleiTrynuHi , Law- Kidneys , is superior yors , Kuitors . Bank- to all others . Cures I era and Ladies need by absorption . Ask Hop Bitters daily . Uragglei — Hop Bitters has re- D . I . C Is an absolute stored to sobriety and * nd irresistible euro health , porteetwrecks * or drunkenness , use iroiuimeiuporauce . ° * opium , to...
CROP REPORTS . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
CROP REPORTS . THE FARMERS REVIEW OF THE GROWING CROPS . WINTER WHEAT-FH to Cut this Week ln Southern Illinois—Harvest of Early Varieties Ten Days Earlier than Usual—Rain * In Kansas Have Saved the Crop In Many Counties . SPRING WHEAT-Best Stand of Wheat ln Minnesota —Has SuH ered Materially from Drouth iu Nebraska and Portions of Iowa . OATS AND EXAX-Still Give Promise of Good Yields . CORN- Planting Not Finished iu Northern Illinois on Account of Wet Weather . FRUIT—Prospects Very Fine . WKATHBR-Hack ward-General Outlook Encouraging . REPORTS -From Dakota , Wisconsin , Missouri , Michigan , Ohio , Indiana , Nebraska , Minnesota , Iowa , Kansas and Illinois . Since our last report farmers in Illinois have not been able to finish up their corn planting owing to the heavy and frequent rains which have fallen and June comes in and Spring work not yet done . A Chicago paper which boasts of a circulation of over 60 , 000 copies daily makes the following statement which is in advance of ...
MONEY AND COMMERCE . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
MONEY AND COMMERCE . FINANCE , TUESDAY EVBNINO .-Tunel , 1880 The opening of the month and the settlements incidental thereto has naturally called out a better demand at the banks tor hums , but the applications were mainly of a teuipolary character to enable operators on Change to tide over until they can make deliveries of property sold . Hence the requests for loans were not of a character that hankers like to see at this season , when they are anxious to place their funds where they will remain until wanted for moving tbe new crops . Discount rates are steady at 5 @ S per cem . tor commercial paper , au « : 0 @ 8 on real estate loans . The inside prices for well improved business property ; farm loans generally pay 7 @ 8 per cent . Exchange on New York is selling at 25 @ 50 c . discount per $ 1 , 000 for bankers and $ 1 . 00 off for shippers bills . MERCHANDISE MARKET . The wholesale markets have been quiet , yet orders for goods have been about up to the anticipations of jobber...
NEWS ITEMS . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
NEWS ITEMS . SIR CHARLES DILKE , under secretary for foreign affairs , says all of the secret treaties entered into by the late Beaconsfield ministry have now been unearthed . THE failure of Martin , Shiels _ Co .. general merchants , of London , for $ 500 , 000 , is announced . DENNIS KEARNEY was released from the bouse of correction last week , by order of the Supreme Court . PRINCESS LOUISE will accompany Prince Leopold on his visit to Chicago the present week . THE Vulcan Iron and Naii Works at Chattanooga , Tenn ., have suspended , with liabilities exceeding $ 350 , 000 , and assets amounting to about $ 200 , 000 . A TORNADO made great havoc in Connecticut on the 28 th . PORTIONS of the St . Gothard tunnel , where the formation is ot a porous white stone , have several times collapsed , the last time crushing through six feet of granite wall , lt is feared the tunnel must now take a wide course in order to avoid the white-stone formation , and a long delay is threatened . A DIS...
AMERICAN FARM ANiMALS .-NO . 17 . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
AMERICAN FARM ANiMALS .-NO . 17 . MAKING FULL USB OF THE MACHINE . To give a satisfactory profit , the farm animal , like any other farm machine , must be made use of . If any machine is used but a small part of the time , little profit comes from its possession . A farmer with a half dozen acres of grass to cut can not afford to buy a mowing machine for this little work , especially if the machine be kept in operation without accomplishing any good result , except at intervals , loss will surely come instead of proflt . To keep a steam engine constantly running but without having it do work more than half the time would be anything but economical management . The farm animal is a machine in which money or labor has been invested ; hence it is desirable to have returns as constantly as possible . Not only so , but it is a machine which must be constantly kept in operation , at cost for food—corresponding to the fuel supplied a steam engine—hence there is a double reason for seeking ...
LIVE STOCK . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
LIVE STOCK . BREEDERS DIRECTORY . It Is onr desire to pretest , ln the following style , a column or more . of card * of reliable breeders of cattle , horses , sheep , ¦ wine and poultry . Onr rates will be for THREE LINE CARD three months ( 13 Insertions ) $ 9 ; six months , $ 16 ; one year , $ 30 . Each additional line t » . 50 per quarter . These rates Include a free copy or the FARMERS REVIEW during the continuance of the advertisement . We respectfully solicit the patronage or breeders everywhere , confident that it will par them to thus secure the attention of our readers .
LIVE STOCK NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
LIVE STOCK NOTES The sale of thoroughbred yearling colts at Woodburn farm , Ky ., May 21 , was the most successful one held at that far-famed establishment since the get at Lexington and Australian were offered from the auctioneer s stand . The offering consisted ot seventeen colts and twenty-one fillies , the lot Belling for $ 16 , 775 , a general average of $ 442—the colts averaging $ 665 and tbe fillies $ 261 . THE Indiana State Association of Short-horn Breeders at the meeting at Indianapolis on the 26 th , elected Thos . Nelson , of Bloomington president , and T . W . Sherman secretary . THE COLLIE SHEPHERD DOG . —A correspondent of the Ohio Farmer thus describes the Scotch collie : The head resembles that of a wolf , being rather conical , tapering gradually to a sharp nose , with a long jaw . A foxy and intelligent look , wide , large ears which are pendent and a little feathered . Eyes have a sort of flashing and miss nothing look , always on the alert . Neck long and well f...
VETERINARY . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
VETERINARY . All subscribers to the FARMERS RE ; VIEW are entitled to the privilege of consulting : the VETERINARIAN who has charge ef this Department FREE OF EXPENSE , on all diseases incidental to Horses , Cattle , Sheep , Swine and Poultry , Re particular to give full name and address , so that if necessary we may answer by letter . QUERIES AND ANSWERS . QUERY : IMPERFECT MASTICATION OF THE FOOD . —W . H . W ., Emporia , Kansas , writes : My eight-year old mare appears to be out of order in some way . Latterly I have noticed that the gram she eats passes away in the excrement whole , but she eats as heartily as ever . I notice in cleaning her that there are some scales on the right side of the belly , and it seems a little sore . If you think there is any thing dangerous going to happen to her please send me some instructions , and oblige a subscriber of your valuable paper . ANSWER . —It is not to be wondered at that the animal which is at present the subject of our consideratio...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
CATTLE . VKRRV ALDKICH , Tiskllwa , 111 ., Breeder of Short-Horn cattle from best stock . DR . W . A . PRATT , Elgin . 111 ., breeder of pure and . grade Holstein cattle . Young stock for sale ; also Poland-China swine . ILLINOIS INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY . JL breeders of Short-Horn and Jersey cattle , and Berkshire and Poland-Ctilna swine . Slock for sale . E . L . LAWRBNCB , Champaign , 111 . SAMUEL STRATTON . Litchfield , Ills ., lmporter and breeder of Jersey cattle . Also , breeder of Cocswoid sheep and Chester White pigs . SHEEP . SAMUEL JBWETT . Independence . Ho ., ... importer , breeder and dealer in Merino sheep . Stock for sale at all times . SWINE . QAJIDKL T . K . PRIME , Berthollr Home . O stock Farm , Dwlght , Livingston County : Illinois , Breeder of Berkshire SWIHC from the best Imported I , stock . Jerusalem Artichokes for sale . 1 L 1
THE DAIRY . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
THE DAIRY . THE REARING OF CALVES . It may be laid down as a flrst proposition that a dairy farmer should raise at least as many heifer calves as are required to fill up the vacancies that occur year by year in his herd of dairy cows , and it is all the better if he has a few more than he wants for that purpose . Some people contend that three-year-old-in-calf heifers can be bought for less money than they can be raised for , counting in the risk ; this however depends entirely on the facilities a man has for keeping young cattle so as not to interfere with his milk pastures . On all mixed farms it is commonly a simple matter enough to Summer and Winter young cattle so cheaply that it is better to raise them than to buy others for the dairy herd , and many farmers find it to their advantage to raise them for sale when on note , or to fatten for the butcher . Judiciously carried out rearing pays very well , and heifers raised on the farm are commonly found more suitable to it in afte...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
INSURE TOUR PROPERTY AGAINST LOSS BY FIRE AND LIGHTNING . flontinentaF- ^ - ^ ( FIRE ) ?•^ IUWCE eejnwH &gt; OIF ItflEW YORK . PRINCIPAL O FFICE , IOO AND 102 BROADWAY , NEW YORK Office Brooklyn Department , cor . Court and Montague Streets , Brooklyn . GEO . T . HOPE , President . H . H . LAMPORT , Vice-President . CYRUS PECK , Sec . B . C . TOWNSEND , Sec . Agency Dept . A . M . K IRBY , Sec . Local Dept . C . H . DUTCHER , Sec . Brooklyn Dept . J OHN K . OAKLEY , General Agent . F . C . MOORE , Agency Manager . Western ( OFFICE , 104 STATE STREET , CHICAGO , ILL . Department : \ A . WILLIAMS , superintendent . Makes a specialty or the Insurance , affainst FIRE and LIGHTNING , of Farm property . Including Live Stock , Dwellings . Country Churches and Pt « trict School Hou » e » . STATEMENT , JANUARY I , 1880 . CASH CAPITA ! ., - - $ 1 , 000 , 000 . 00 SURPLUS OF ASSETS , - - 2 , 478 , 188 . 76 Cross Assets , - - $ 3 , 478 , 188 . 76 Cash on hand and in bank , - - - $ 340 ,...
LIGHTNING RODS [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 3 June 1880
LIGHTNING RODS In our issue of May 20 , we published a letter from an esteemed correspondent in regard to the protection or otherwise afforded by lightning rods . His view of the case was decidedly adverse to the lightning rods . We have since met a gentleman connected with the insurance business , whose opportunities in this direction have been very extensive , who declares himself also opposed to lightning rods . He regards them as no protection , and justly observes that if they are no protection they must be a detriment . It is unfortunate that so few statistics exist in regard to the proportion of buildings with and without lightning rods , * which are struck by lightning . The subject is one of infinite importance , and We trust some valuable facts may be elicited on this question by the forthcoming census . Again , it would be well if a law should pass attaching a severe penalty to the erection on any building of a lightning rod not erected in conformity with the requirements...