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What Shall We Bo for Koses . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

What Shall We Bo for Koses . EDITOR OF THE ILLINOIS FARMER : —I find that the wood of my June Roses , as well as the Hardy Perpetual Rose , is killed . The crowns of the roots , however , look well , and I have no doubt will send up strong shoots ; but the June roses will not flower the present season . The Perpetual roses will blossom in the fall;—perhaps they will do so in mid summer . But is there no way of obtaining roses to blossom in June ? Syringas , the Scabras , the Spiraes , Lilachs , some of the Altheas , Japan Quincie and Honeysuckles , are a good deal injured , not seriously I think . I am in hopes the herbaceous flowering plants have stood well ; —some of them I am sure have done so . — Some of the Strawberries are killed ; Raspberries not protected , have suffered a good deal . A few days of warm weather , will , however , tell the story of the degree of injury which all plants have suffered . The dwarf pears , and most youngpears are all killed . A good many of the p...

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Agricultural Papers and other Matters . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Agricultural Papers and other Matters . Mr . Editor : —I own to you that when it was first suggested to me to . take your paper , I hesitated to do so . I already was taking several papers , and I thought that ther « was no way of making another paper useful to my family ; yet , having been the reader of the paper yon published many years , I concluded to take it for anldlang syne . But I am agreeably disappointed . The Farmer is and will be useful in my family . My boys and girls look for its coming with more anxiety than any publication I receive . It goes at once into their employments , and it has caused more inquiry , more asking of questions in regard to our every day business than is usual with us . I am inclined to think that they are more satisfied with their prospects in being brought up as farmer s , boys and farmer s girls than they have been . They seem to desire to make improvements about our home ; to make it , as they say , more pleasant , more neat , more comfortabl...

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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS . To KSXB A STOVE BRIGHT . —Make weak alum water , and mix your British Lustre with it ; put two teaspoonfuls to a gill of alum water , let the stove be cold , brush it with the mixture , then take a dry brush and lustre and rub the stove until it is dry . Should any parts before polishing , become so dry as to look gray , moisten with a wet brush and proceed as before . By two applications a year it can be kept . as bright as a coach body . BEST COUGH MIXTURE . —Tbe best cough mixture that has ever been made , consists of a pair of thick boots , mixed with lots of fresh air and plenty of exercise . People who hug the stove and grow lean , will pi ease take notice . STARCH FOR LINENS . —I have seen much said about different ways of preparing starch , and have tried many with different success . I like the following as well as any : —Allow one teaspoonful of starch for each bosom , and dilute with cold water , till it is just thick enough to stir well , then ? our...

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Death of Francis Arenz . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Death of Francis Arenz . While the executive committee of the state agricultural society were in session , on Wednesday , of which Mr . Arenz was a member , they received a dispatch , announcing his death at the residence of Dr . 0 . M . Long , in Jacksonville . Mr . Arenz had been for many months in ill health ; yet his demise was sudden , and the news of it will carry a pang to the hearts of his numerous friends everywhere . We have known Mr . Arenz for many years , and well . He was a gentleman , an intelligent and useful citizen , and an honest man . This is the highest eulogium we can offer—aa it embraces everything good that can be said of man .

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State Pair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

State Pair . We have kept our paper back for a few days to enable us to announce the place for holding the State Fair . The Executive Committee of the State Society , met in this city on the 2 d instant . Present—K . C . Johns , President ; Jas . 2 ? . Brown , Win . Strawn , C . W . Webster , J . M . Blackburn , John Gage , Win . Ross , Yice Presidents ; John A . Kennicott , Corresponding Secretary ; S . Francis , Recording Secretary ; and John Williams , Treasurer . Three places made propositions for holding the State Fair in their localities , to-wit : Salem , in Marion county ; Jonesboro , in Union county , and Alton , in Madison county . After a number of ballotings , Alton was selected as the point for holding the Fair by a majority of the votes given . It may be proper to say that Alton , fully met the requirements of the committee in the propositions for holding the State Fair in that city . Our own feelings were in favor of holding the Fair in southern Illinois , for reasons...

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Preparations for Spring . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Preparations for Spring . We should be careful not to put off the preparations for gardening ^ and for farming too long . The season of planting and sowing will soon be upon us . We cannot be toojjarly in procuring our seeds for both . | We should obtain reliable seed in all cases where it is possible . These can be had at regular seed establishments , where the proprietor have quite as much interest in supplying good seeds as the purchasers have in buying them . In gardening , it should be well understood that many of the common esculents degenerate in the Western country . As an evidence there is scarcely a house-wife that does not know that seeds procured from beets hfre , degenerate in a few years so as to produce worthless roots for the table . The cabbage also degenerates , and many other vegetables . Great benefits result from changing seed , both in farming and gardening . Tne most profitable spot on the farm is the garden . It furnishes delicious and healthy food , exactly ...

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Potatoes— Premium Crop . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Potatoes— Premium Crop . O . B . GALUSHA , Esq ., of Kendall county , obtained the premium of the State Agricultural Society for a crop of potatoes , grown last season . He describes his manmer of cultivation in the Prairie Farmer . — In the first place , he selected for his potatoe patch , a piece of clean ground , that had beeu broken up the previous year ; ploughed ten inches deep as soon in the spring as it was in a proper state ; harrowed it thoroughly ; dropped the seed in the angles and covered it with hoes ; if the tubers were no larger than hickory nuts , two were dropped an a hill , six inches apart ; if as large as butternuts ( white walnuts ) only one in a hill , and that cut lengthwise , and the halves dropped as before—making about three bushels and a half of seed to the acre . Planted thus on new land , they were plowed out each way before the potatoes blossomed , with a shovel plow , and the remaining weeds pulled up before they went to seed , by hand . The yield . w...

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Planting Early Potatoes . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Planting Early Potatoes . Soon as the * weather is open , and the frost is entirely out of the ground , is the time to prepare your ground for and to plant potatoes for an early crop . Select the very dryest and most exposed part of your garden , a light , sandy mould , if possible . — Lay off the rows four inches deep , three feet apart ; place the sets ten inches apart in the rows and cover . The potatoe must be kept clean of weeds and grass and the earth loose from the time that the plants are three or four inches high until they are laid by . The early kidney is the best variety of potatoe for early planting .

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Bine Grass for - Lawns and Yards . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

Bine Grass for - Lawns and Yards . sometimes turfing yards with blue grass sod , answers the design very well $ but a good growth of blue grass from the seed is better . If the ground is properly prepared , and the seed sown in sufficient quantities and raked in , the grass will soon appear and the ground be covered with it . In the country , where new farms are being made , front yards and pastures can be well set with blue grass without much labor . The seed can be sowed on the wild sod , and if harrowed over , it will be all the better . It will astonish many to notice , how soon , with a little care , a new prairie farm , can be made to appear beautiiul in its improvements about the dwellings , as if it had been occupied for years . What is more unsightly than a large yard about the house , either naked or filled with various kinds of weeds ? What does snch a yard say for its owner ? SALES or STOCK . —The Island Grove is becoming famous for its fine stock . Recently many importa...

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the Honey Bees Killed ! [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

the Honey Bees Killed ! It is even so . The winter has destroyed , we apprehend , most of the bees in the country . One of our citizens who had a number of swarms , has lost them all . — His bees were somewhat protected by a fence and trees from the severity of the weather . We have the same news from several parts of the country . This is a misfortune we had not anticipated . A work on bees that we have looked in , says , Bees never freeze ; a sad mistake .

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State Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

State Fair . There are evidences of progress in the proceedings of the state agricultural society . All thorough bred cattle aire thrown into one class , and competition is opened to the citizens of the states in stock as well as in all other articles embraced in the premium list . SEED PLANTERS . —These are becoming plenty . Many of them , apparently , will do their work well . The greatest objection to those we have seen , is their cost , placing them bepond the means of the smaller farmers . This has led to some experiments in getting up a sower , which should cost but little , and which would answer all the purposes required . Mr . C . Sampson of this city , has been very fortunate in an attempt this way . He has invented a sower , to be placed upon the running gear of a wagon , which will sow twenty acres a day With great ease and regularity . We judge its cost will be about twenty dollars , perhaps fifteen dollars . He has applied for a patent ; , and hopes to be able to manuf...

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lUeetlng of the Executive Commit ee of the State Agricultural Society . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

lUeetlng of the Executive Commit ee of the State Agricultural Society . SPRINGFIELD III , April 2 , 185 G . Members present—H . 0 . John ? , President ; J . N . Brown . J . Gage , J . M . Blackburn , C . W . Webster , Vice Presidents ; John A . Kemiicott , Corresponding Secretary , and S . Francis , Recording Secretary . The unfinished business of the Premium list for the i < ext State Fair , was taken up . The Corresponding Secretary reported that ton dollars had been deposited with him by C E . Otis , as a donation to the State Agricultural Society , to add to the premium on the best bee hives . On motion , said donation was accepted on the terms specified . The reported premium list was read . Class A ., Cattle . Mr . Brown moved that the classes of all thor . ough bred cattle be merged into one class and number , and that perfect pedigrees be furnished for all animals competing for premium iu this class . Carried . The premium list in relation to cattle , was amended ...

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

THE MARKETS SPXU . KGFIEX . X > , April 4 . Prises ol produce are changeable . Wheat , from $ 1 to 81 23 per bushel . Flour , sup . $ T per bbl . Corn 20 c pet l > u . Potatoes , 75 c per bu . Bacon—Harat , DalOc per lb ; Shouldere 6 a 7 c ; La . d , 8 c . Hatter , goei , 20 a . White beans S 2 60 per bushel . CHICAGO , March 31 . Wheat , winter , 1 20 perbu . Corn , 38 c p-rbu . Oats , 30 c per b J . PJtafoes , 75 aE 0 c . Batter , 18 . 20 :. Lard , 9 j . ST . LOUIB , April 2 . Floor , sup , $ 7 SO par obi . Wheat § 1 6 Ja $ l 60 per bu . Corn , 33 c per bo . Oats , 33 c per bu . Barley , $ 1 SO per bu . Poiatocs , $ 180 per bn . Uldts- dry , 16 X ; per lb — Hams , -J » c per lb . -Bacon shoulders , 6 c per lb ; -ribbed sides , r . % e lb ; clear sides , 6 Ji * . per lb . NEW OBXEAKS , April 1 . Flour , 17 26 ; extra , $ 8 50 a $ 9 per bb < . Corn , 62 c per bn . Oats , 40 c per bu . Mess Pork , $ 15 60 per bbl . Lard , 9 c per lb . Bacon shoulders ...

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CONTENTS . " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1856

CONTENTS . The Wind anil Weather , 7 . 1 Elucaie toe Woman , It Way to keepE * is , ¦ 7 ) Annual Fioivering Plants , ... * . 75 The ASH as a Prairie Tr > c , 78 Fruit , : 77 Ka < slnRof Onions , 78 Testimony fo- the West , 79 Ayreshirc Cattle SO A Magazine ot Dealb , UO Boys , Stiu & to tbe Farm , 81 Plow Deep , . :. HI Culture of the Saawbwiry ,.. ... 81 Hinti on Transnl anting , 83 Potatoes—Oul tnre In the Ea sr ,, . 83 Tne 0 > 3 » c Plant for nedii ugi , s * COMMOKICAJ IONS—In .-. MlnnisFarmer , tc , 86 Hailing Wheat , < ..... 8 S The BlueBrd . 86 A Yankee Q . esiim . = .. i < 7 Com Planted in Drills , ..- 87 Wlit sh » U we d for Rases 88 Agricultural Papers . & c , .. . C 8 Recipe , 89 ErjI . OiilAI . NOTICES — Death *>? Francis Are : z- Plate Fair —? r ? para * toTl for Soring—Potatoes . Premium Or . p-Plant-ina Early Potat es— lllue < 5 n > s- , &•;—Stle ...

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

Another Triumph of American Genius 1 Henderson s GRAIN AND GRASS HARVESTER , SANDUSKY , OHIO . MOWING MACHINE , Patented to J . B . Hetth , September II , 1865 . AUTOMAMIC RAKE , Patented to A . B . Caryl , February 6 , 1868 . THIS Harvester has been practically tested through several seasons , and the unanimous verdict of tbose who have used it has been high in its favor—so much so , as to have already given it an enviable notoriety . Its simplicity , beauty , lightness , durability and efficiency , in all of which it excels , may be truly said to stamp it THE MACHINE OF THE YEAS ! Many certificates of its superiority have already been received ; and the Indiana State Board of Agriculture awarded it the First Prize as a Mower , at the State Fair in 1855 . The following are some of the principal char * acteristics : 1 st . The motion imparted to the Cutters is obtained without Gear , by zigzags in the face of the main wheel . 2 . The Cutters are made like the best edge tools . 3 . T...

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

Seymour & Morgan s j PATENT IMPROVED NEW YORK i SELF-RARING REAPER , WITH MOWER ATTACHMENT . npHE success of our Self-Raking Reaper has inJL duced us to manufacture for tbe harvest ot 185 K , a larger number of Machines than we have built in any previous year . Experience has proved that our Self Raker not only saves the hard labor of a man , but does the work much better , leaving * . he grain in better shape than the best hand rakes , and without perceptible increase of Draught . We have made -nany improvements to our mi . chine of last year , such as Spring Seat , and the making the Gear Frame of Iron , & c , and have , after many experiments , succeeded in attaching a short Cutter Bar to our Gear Frame , with smooth edged knife , and higher motion for mowing , which makes it the best Combined Machine before the public . FOE , SALE BY Francis & Barrell , Agents—Springfield , His . We invite the attention of those interested to the following pai...

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Immigration [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 May 1856

Immigration Immigration from all countries has fallen off within the last year , partly owing , it is supposed , to the European war , and partly to other causes . The arrivals during the last ten years averaged nearly one hundred thousand annually . The causes are , a better demand for labor at home , and the better disposal of those unwieldy estates through the encumbered estates courts . Formerly the letting , sub-letting and re-let-ting of these farmsbore mercilessly on the poor tenant , who had no-security that his improvement would not be overbid or taken from him on the next year by rental . The new system provides better tenantry rights , besides bringing in a better class of owners . The immigration in the month of March was large , accumulating by the long passages and non-arrivals of the preceding months . It consisted mostly of Mormons from England , Scotland and Wales , who are chiefly froin the mines , the least elevated of the population of Great Britain . They probab...

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Our Polities . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 May 1856

Our Polities . We are , as a people , more than usually beset with the evils of party strife . Our institutions , by giving to every man a voice in the councils of the country , favor freedom of opinion , expression and action on political matters . But our zeal once awakened , we go all lengths in the acrimony with which we follow up and enforce our views . Sides are taken in the social intercourse of life that are subversive of its best feelings , infuse into the character a narrowness and bigotry that suppress evrey patriotic emotion . Men are seen at the caucus and ballot box that are known no where else ; like appariritions , they appear here for a time and then vanish . Doubtless the moderate men of either party approach very near each other , but they are few in comparison with those who entertain extravagant opinions . The worst feature of this is that the less informed portions of the community , especially the foreign born , believe there is too much at stake , too momento...

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The State Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 May 1856

The State Fair . We had barely time m our last farmer to state , that the next State Fair would be held at Alton , and that a free competition was open from every part of the United States for the premiums offered by the State Agricultural Society . This last is a new feature , and we trust will secure a competition in stock , in machinery , in manufactured articles , in a word , in all the articles for which premiums are offered , in numbers and excellence beyond anything which has as yet been witnessed in the western country . If there is better stock , horses , cattle , mules , sheep , hogs , in other states , than we have in ours , we wish to see them , and our farmers wish to see tnem , and to purchase of such stock . And the same principle is involved in regard to other articles , for which premiums are offered . The great object of the society is improvement ; and this , it is believed , can be best improved by free competition . Consequently there are no premiums offered for...

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Sangamon County Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 May 1856

Sangamon County Fair . This Fair will be held in the week preceding the week of the state Fair , commencing on Tuesday , September , 23 d , and continue four days . As we have already stated , the society have offered premiums to the amount of fifteen hundred dollars ; and they have also opened the fair to free competition from the whole country—we mean all the states—and the people , wherever interested , in exhibiting their stock , their fruit , their vegetables , their grain , their corn , their manufactures , their butter and cheese , and needle work , and paintings and daguerreotypes , and flowers , and their condiments , and cakes , and bread and hams—are invited to be present with their articles and contend for the premiums . We hope that there will be no holding back . We often hear it said , after Fairs— I could have beaten such and such articles . There is now sufficient , time to prepare articles for our county fair ; to grow vegetables and grain and corn—to arrange for t...

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