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" Trial" Subscriptions—Fine Offer . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Trial Subscriptions—Fine Offer . TriaF Subscriptions . —Any one wishing to take THE WESTERN RURAL ontrial , will be furnished with it for six months for $ 100 . *?* Our . New Premium List Is now ready . Send for , a ; copy . We now offer as Premiums GrovtT &amp; Baker Sewinsr Machines , American Watches , Silver and Plated Ware , Farm and School Bells , Dictionaries , Bibles , Clothes Wringers , Rifles , Chromo Lithographs , Gold Pens , Barometers , Microscopes , Books , etc . — ¦ - * - * ^—
New Agricultural Papers . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
New Agricultural Papers . The large number of good agricultural periodicals is a matter for congratu latlon . There is a wide field for all , and while there continues so large a proportion of farmers who take no agricultural papers , there certainly , need be no jealousy between the conductors of papers of this class . Let us have only a generous rivalry as to which shall make , the best paper , and . then as to which shall do the greatest amount of good by reaching the greatest number of readers . We only ask that the recently established enterprises of this kind shall show ability to do their work well , and supply a felt demand , and they shall have our encouragement . Among those recently started we notice : , The American Fanners . Magazine , Cincinnati ; Charles S . Burnett , Publisher , $ 1 . 50 per year . This is a neat 32 page monthly , giving promise of usefulness . The second number is a decided improvement on the first . We are glad to see an intention to give full cred...
Premiums on Mowers and Horse Hakes . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Premiums on Mowers and Horse Hakes . The committee of examination at the late trial of mowers and horse rakes at Jackson , Mich ., while highly commending several of tbe machines And regretting that a more thorough examination could not have been made , awarded the first premium as a mower to the Excelsior Senior , and among the horse rakes to the Hawkins rake . The report considers the steel tooth rake of which class were all the entries , very valuable as a gleaner after reapers , but for gathering hay it gives the preference to the wooden toothed horse rake , as the steel teeth stir the ground too much and gather too much dust The report closes with a commendation of the merits of the dynameter , and states that , contrary to the expectation of the operators , it was found that the draft of the mowers was considerably greater with a high cut than with a low cut .
Crop Reports . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Crop Reports . We will be very glad to receive brief reports as to tbe condition of the various crops from our readers in all sections of the country . As to the wheat harvest reports can now be made , with exactness . It Is a matter of decided interest to the whole country to have trustworthy statements as to the amount of the present harvest , and by a little care on the part of our readers , a vast amount of information on this subject could be given them . We are always glad to receive brief and practical communications on any subject within the province of our paper , from any of our readers . »¦ •- . THE WOOL EXPOSITION . —A large proportion of the members of the Woolen Manufacturers Association of the Northwest who have reported their vote on rescinding the buyers rules , have voted to rescind them , but a majority of the members have not yet been heard from . It seems quite certain that there will be an- official announcement of the repeal of the rules before the time of hol...
Hedge Plant Growers' Convention . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Hedge Plant Growers Convention . A convention of persons engaged in growing hedge plants was recently held at Bloomington , 111 . A permanent organization was effected under the name of tbe Northwestern Hedge Plant Growers Association . Captain W . H . MANN , of Oilman , 111 ., was elected President , and H . N PEABBE , of Bloomington , 111 ., Secretary and Treasurer . The next meeting of the Association Is to be at Mendota , 111 ., June 23 , 1869 . In the discussion it was concluded that not more than one-fourth the amount of Osage seed was brought from Texas last year that there was the year before , and the quantity of home-grown seed was small . It was thought there would be no falling off in the demand . The supply of last yea * was nearly exhausted .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Preserving Grain and Hay . We woald direct attention to Dorsett s invention for cnrlng and saving grain and hay in the stack , mow and crib . It consists of a , system of ventilation through the grain and hay with the sectional roofing that is so easily adjusted by hooks and staples ; the entire stack of grain and hay is made safe for any length of time . Large quantities of grain and hay are lost for the want of more perfect means of preservation . It involves an expense of only fifteen to twenty dollars to preserve three hundred bushels of grain and fifteen tons of hay , and the roofing , after the grain is threshed , will serve well to shelter stock ,
. ¦ —^ - * - . — . Crop Prospeots in the Scioto Valley . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
. ¦ —^ - * - . — . Crop Prospeots in the Scioto Valley . The Farmers Chronicle reports all crops on high , dry lands as quite promising , while on the low or wetlands the reverse is the case . The Big Darby and Scioto rivers had overflowed their bottom lands along their shores , and this bad done much damage . It Is quite common to think of very extensive farms only in connection with Illinois or States still further West ; but the Chronicle mentions the fact that the Messrs . Smith , near Clrcleville , Ohio , are cultivating 1 , 200 acres in broom corn . In another place , 16 men and 20 horses were all seen working in one field . SHEEP IN OHIO . —The Secretary of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture , Mr . J . H . KUPPABT , has received returns from the auditors of 45 counties in that State . These 45 counties have 3 , 662 , 899 sheep , an increase of 7 , 848 over the number of 1867 . It is therefore probable that there are as many sheep In the State as in 1867 .
A Wheat Speculation . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
A Wheat Speculation . Some time since , a few of the Chicago grain dealers conceived the idea of making a corner in wheat—that is , buying up all the wheat in tbe market of the grade selected , No . 2 Spring . This wonld have had comparatively little effect , were it not for the practice of selling short , as it is called—that is , selling grain which the seller does not have in possession , and generally does not expect to have . Thus , if one dealer thinks wheat is going up , and meets another who thinks It is going down , tbey may buy and sell from 5 , 000 to 100 , 000 bushels at the market price , to be delivered at a given time . When this time comes , instead of delivering the wheat , the difference in the price then and at the time of sale Is paid by the one or the other , as wheat has risen or fallen In price . Those dealers who desired to make the corner , ; bavins purchased all the No . 3 SprlDg wheat In the market , bought very largely of those who would sell short , sett...
The Wool Buyers' Boles . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
The Wool Buyers Boles . Few things are more badly mixed up than the notorious wool buyers rules . While many of the buyers strongly Insist that it is essential they should be maintained , we have never seen a buyer , certainly not a manufacturer , who claimed that he followed them strictly in his own buying . Some of the Western buyers excuse the necessity they claim for the rules on the ground that the Eastern buyers Invariably Insist on a strict adherence to them . In the last number or the Rural New Yorker , Dr . RANDAIA gives the names of 31 wool houses in New York and Boston to which he addressed the question whether they sold wool for consignors on its merits , and without any regard to any positive rate of deduction . Not one of them avows an adherence to the rules , and two-thirds distinctly state that they do , or will on request , violate them . Among the firms in the above mentioned list Is one , the senior partner of which was the President of the late Michigan Wool Buye...
¦ — * t m "The Chicagoan . " [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
¦ — * t m The Chicagoan . This new Weekly has now been published three months , and has already established for Itself a creditable reputation throughout newspapcrdom , as will be seen by commendatory notices , some of which are given in the advertisement elsewhere , to which we call attention . A literary journal nas been a great need in the West , and the CHICAGOAN is the first successful attempt in establishing one . To those wishing a paper for first-class stories , etc ., we would commend this paper , and there are many other features of great Interest to every class of readers . Now that this new paper Is fairly . before the public , It is proposed to make earnest efforts toward extending Its circulation through the West ( and to aid in this , premiums are now offered on the same liberal terms as for the WESTERN RURAL . Any of the-premiums offered for clubs for the latter will be given for subscribers to the CHICAGOAN , or the clubs may be composed of subscribers for both , a ...
»¦ > Chicago Horticultural Society- [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
»¦ &gt; Chicago Horticultural Society- The July meeting of the Chicago Horticultural Society was held at Caledonian Hall Wednesday evening , July 8 . The proposed holding of a grand exhibition next Fall , came up lor discussion . Nodefinite tctkn was taken but it was understood that the exhibition will be postponed until next year . If sufficient harmony of action among the members can be seiured it is hoped that a pleasant and profitable Fall exhibition may yet be decided on , although necessarily on a smaller scale than was at first proposed ; . »« » THE SEASON IN CANADA . —The Canada 1 Farmer for July 1 says the season in the a Province of Ontario continues one of the B most favorable ever known , and that all S accounts as to the crops are of the most ul satisfactory nature . « 1
The Wheat Crop . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
The Wheat Crop . The Report of the Department of Agriculture for June contains the following estimates as the wheat crop now being harvest , ed . These estimates , as we have before explained , are made up from the reports of the many correspondents of the Department ; and do not profess to be more than approximately correct : An Increase ot acreage is observed in greater or less degree in nearly every State . The Eastern States show no increase of Fall sowing , except 4 per cent , in Vermont , but tbe enlarged area of spring crops , which are the main home reliance for bread supplies , is very marked In Maine and Vermont , the former showing an advance of 26 per cent , the latter of 16 per cent . A very slight movement in this direction Is shown by New Hampshire and Massachusetts . New York with no change in spring wheat . New indicates 5 per cent , increase in fall acreage , Jersey shows an increase of 8 per cent , of winter wheat . In Pennsylvania the acreage Is very slightly enl...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
HEW ADVERTISEMENTS . OSAGE ORANGE Plants by the thousand , hundred thousand or million . Also a fine lot of one and two years old Apple Trees . W . H . HANK , Oilman , Iroquois Co ., 111 . N . B . —Osage Orange Seed In its season . 471
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Merchants , Earners and Mechanics SAVINGS BANK , No . 13 Clark St ., Chicago . INCORPORATED In 1861 . EXOWSIVELT A SAYIKOS BANK . Interest Is paid on the 1 st of January and 1 st ot July in each year . Fersons residing in tho country may remit duposlts by express or by draft . Eoch amount received Is promptly acknowledged by letter of advice . 8 . H . FLEETWOOD , President . SYDJIBT MYERS , Cashier . 474
MX BUND SISTER . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
MX BUND SISTER . » I Concluded from Page 228 . 1 Hooked at him questlonthgly to ask If he had not better warn her of possible disappointment , and he said at once : ,. Lettle , I ought to tell you this operation may fail , thouah I do not fear that It will . For my sake , Lettle , he added in an under tone . Well , then , for your sake , Harry , she replied , with a low sigh . Even if it should not give me back my sight , I shall only be as I am now . They went out Into the garden together , and , from tbe earnest , gentle way In which Harry talked to Lettle , I knew that he was preparing her for what she had to undergo . She did not want for courage under any circumstances , and I did not look for her being weak now . The operation was performed during the following week . Dr . Phillpson and Dr . Nash were both present , but Harry Crofts himself did it . His nerve was wonderful . Lettle behaved admirably , too ; indeed , nobody was foolish but myself , and when It was over I fainte...
Illinois State Horticultural Sooiety . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Illinois State Horticultural Sooiety . The Ad Interim Committee of the Illinois State Horticultural Society , consisting of H . D . Emery , Chicago , and O . B . Galusha , Morris , for Northern Illinois ; M . L . Dunlap , Champaign , and E . S . Hull , Alton , for Central Dllnols ; and V . K . Deys , Makaiida , and W . C . F ! agg , Alton , for Southern Illinois , will meet as nearly as possible on the following dates at the places herein named : The full committee will meet at—St . Joseph , Mich . — . Tuesday ....... August 25 . Franklin Grove ... Thursday ........... August 27 . Qulncy .... ^ Tuesday ............ Sept . 22 . Warsaw . Tuesday ... Sept . 29 . Kavoo .......... Wednesday ......... Sept . 30 . The sub-committee for Northern Illinois •expect to visitSterling .... —• ..-. •—•. ••. ••» . •••. •••¦••••. . July 14 . Boekford July 16 . Marengo .................. Jul y 17 . Waukegan . Aug . i 20 . The sub-committee for Central Illinois will visit—Alton . July 14 . Brighton . ...
I Tanning . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
I Tanning . Some time since was the inquiry , How to tan skins with the hair on ? Anyone can succeed in doing so by taking two parts saltpetre and one of alum , pulverizing them well together , spread the skin carefully fur side down , before it has got dried , apply the mixture evenly , being careful to touch e \ er ; part , in sufficient quantity to thoroughly wet the surface after it dissolves ; double the flesh side and roll it up closely , put it in a cool place out of the way of the frost , and let it remain three or four days , perhaps more , according to the thickness , then unroll , and when it gets nearly dry , with a dull knife remove the fat that may adhere in spots , and a little rubbing may make . it pliable and fit for use . —Boston Cultivator . - 1 i i
Learning a Trade . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Learning a Trade . The American Farmer s Magazine has an interesting article , showing the advantage to be derived by boys who expect to become farmers , from learning some kind of woodworkmanship , as carpentering , wagon making , coopering . The advantages urged are , the acquiring the skillful use of edged tools , a practical knowledge of the rules governing warping , and the means of preventing or remedying this , of the different methods of seasoning timber , of the internal structure of wood , and the differences in this respect in different varieties . The last advantage named by the article Is the educating effects of such a training , which would be Important and varied .
A Singular Case . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
A Singular Case . Mr . JOHN TAYLOR , of Green Wood Co ., Kansas , forwarded to the Rural World a fruit , which Mr . RILEY , Missouri State Entomologist , says is a perfect specimen of a combined fruit , being half peach and half nectarine , the dividing line being through . the center , and the character of each fruit be1 Ing entirely distinct . He knows that the pos3 siblllty of such a combination is denied , but J insists that there is no doubt as to this case . f He would explain it on the developement \ g theory , that the peach was produced from jL the almond , and the nectarine from the *« peach .
Fruit and vegetable Growing . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 11 July 1868
Fruit and vegetable Growing . In answer to an inquiry by a young man with $ 500 as to the advisability of going to Florida so as to raise vegetables for the New York Market . Mr . N . C . Meeker , of the New York Tribune says . Let nobody go to Florida or any other place to raise fruit or vegetables for a distant market . Let him go near a town of two , three or five thousand inhabitants , transport what ever he raises with his own team , and be his own freighter , salesman , commission man , and banker . More than this , let nobody depend on raising vegetables and small fruits . He should have land that will produce a variety of crops , and only in connection should be raised the other things . The reason is , because fruits fail as much as half of the time . Even to-day at the opening of the strawberry season , boys are hawking strawberries through the streets , and urging sales at 121-2 cents a quart , while you can have your pick for 15 cents . Nobody can . ralse this fruit for ...