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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

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«•» Our Next County Fair , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

«•» Our Next County Fair , Mr . Editor : The county fair . usuall y takes place the present month . In many of our counties we have exhibitions that would do no discredit to the best fairs in the eastern States ; but we can -do much better than we have yet done . And I want Sangamon county to have a better fair this fall than has ever taken place here yet . We have the finest stock in this county that can be found in the State . Old Prior s stock is here , as well as himself . Young Barnton is also here , and can bring forward to the fair a most interesting family of colts . Sangers Morgan , too , can boast of a beautiful and prosperous family . The sires will be on the fair grounds this fall , with their progeny . It will be an interesting sight . We shall have , too , the noble herds of Island grove and Rock Creek , and from other portions of the county . And we ou ° ht to have present graded stock in large numbers . Why is no graded stock brought to the fair ? The premiums are go...

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Gftlls and Wounds on Horses . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Gftlls and Wounds on Horses . G-ALLS ON THE SKIN . —A horse newlyput to work , and working in a new harness j or under a new saddle , which touches parts not inured to the pressure , is very likely to have the skin on the back and shoulders abraded . Unless there is an absolute necessity for the animal to be used , he should in all cases , be allowed a few days rest , that the wound may heal and become somewhat hard ; even then , until the * hair has fairly grown out , the greatest care must be used to see that the change of the harness is entirely obviated , as when the skin is in the least sore it is peculiarly susceptible to irritation . When a gall is fresh and bleeding , nothing will soon dry it and cause it to ciatraie , as a little dry table salt sprinkled upon it . After the wound is in a measure healed if it be absolutely necessary to use the horse , a eareful examination of the harness or saddle should be made , and padding should be taken out , or parts of the leather rem...

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Good Corn . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Good Corn . Mr . Editor ; I am getting rid of some of the old notions which we western men have about farming . I know our soils are rich and will last , no telling how long , with proper care ; but my experience is entirel y satisfactory upon that point , that no soil feels the virtues of manure better than ours . I have tried it and know this fact . Last spring I manured a part of my cornfield ; I put the manure on the poorest part of my field , which was a knoll , aad where the soil was thiunest . Now the land on which this manure was placed , is burdened with the heaviest crop of corn I ever did . see . I will not undertake to tell how much is growing on an acre ; - but its appearance is wonderful indeed . On the other land of this field , which was not manured , I have fair corn—good for the season . I shall not , hereafter , as it is said Illinois farmers have done , move my stables to get clear of my manure . I shall put it upon my laud . I Khali be careful to save all I can ...

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Whisky . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Whisky . Editor of the Farrier : —Whisk y is well known to he the product of corn . — This is almost entirely the case in tho West . Pure whisk y is not destructive to life . It makes a- fool of and ruins a man , but generall y a drinker of pure whisky lives out half his days . In times past whisky generally sold for about twenty-three cents per gallon . This was when corn was worth fifteen cents per . bushel . Corn is now worth seventy cents , and yet whisky is sold at near the old rates . Persons , however , who are drinking , whisky noiv exhibit the proof that it is not the article of old times . Go to one of the low groceries and two drams of whisk y will make a man drunk , invariabl y , so much so that he is robed with perfect impunity . Many men from the country have come to this city , with money in their pockets , have gone to the grocery , drank once or twice , and afterwards found themselves on their backs , where for a time , they lay dead drunk waked up to find their poc...

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Sowing Grass Seed on Buckwheat Ground . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Sowing Grass Seed on Buckwheat Ground . Editor Farmer : —I noticed in the lost Farmer the inquiry whether it would answer to sow timothy on buckwheat ground ? I have often done this with success . When the buckwheat is cut , it leaves the ground in first rate order , clean and light . Then sow your seed . If the crop was cut with a sythe or cradle , or reaper , you arc left a guide to sow the grass seed . You need not harrow after the seed is sown . I can recommend this plan—having often tried it . W FF .

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For tlio Tlliuoin Farmer . THE S 0 . BASH BUB , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

For tlio Tlliuoin Farmer . THE S 0 . BASH BUB , MuRpnrsBORo , Jackson Co ., Aug . -2 . Kind reader , although too late to bo of service to you this season , yet if you do as I hope you do , viz : preserve all your agricultural papers , what I write now to you may be of service to you next season . Before we begin to tell anything about the operations of this too familiar acquaintance , let us take his daguerreotype that all may know him . He varies in length from five eighths * to seven eighths of an inch , and is about one fourth of an inch broad ; like all other true insects has six feet , and two antennal or horns ; his horns are four jointed ; joints nearly equal in length ; first joint , next the head somewhat enlarged aud bowed , the last joint a little the shortest and also a little enlarged ; the whole length of the horn is about half the length of the insect . Prom the front part of his head protrudes a snout that lies , when not in use , close along the underside of his bo...

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— - Domestication of Wild Animals . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

— - Domestication of Wild Animals . One of the most interesting sights in the city of Philadelphia , is the grey squirrels in their public squares or . parks . One can see these beautiful animals there , at almost any time of the day , but in the early morning they are out in largest numbers . They are so tame , that they do not run even from strangers , but will come and eat nuts and other food from the hand . Thus the good people of that eity have a much better opportunity to Btudy the character and habits of this animal , than those who live in the country , and only see them in the woods , where they are to wild to wait for observation . They run all about among the grass , dig at the roots , of which they eat , and of the tender stalks . - Young kittens are not more playful and frisky , than these well fed squirrels , chasing one another over the lawn , or from tree to tree . They are the delight of the children , who love to fill their pockets with peanuts , to make the acquai...

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Trial of Mole Plows [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Trial of Mole Plows There has been a trial of Mole Plows in Madison county , Ohio . We did not know there was another Mole-Plow in use but that common here , until we came across the report which follows . There were four mole plows on trial ; so that persons who desire to use an instrument of this kind can use their own judgement in the selection , and perhaps not pay an enormous amount of money for the privilege of use it . REPORT ON MOLE MOWS . There being great uniformity in the operation and draft of the plows , the committee found itimpossibleto take the working qualities as a basis of the award , and therefore took into account cost , adjustability and the shape of the mole . The adjustability of the Witherow plow being very convenient in operation , and so graduated that the operator can fix at all times the precise depth , by means of a graduated scale , together with the cost of the p low , determined the committee to award it the first premium . The mole of this plow is a...

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BALKY HORSE—BALKY BUSTER [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

BALKY HORSE—BALKY BUSTER A farmer of an irascible temper came into possession of a very fine animal , of most docile disposition . When the farmer purchased him he was highly pleased with his bargain . For some weeks the animal worked admirably , but as the owner became accustomed to the brute , his irritable temper would display itself , and occasionally in his anger he would punish him severely for the most trifling fault . In a few monf . hs the the animal became irritable also , balky , and at times quite unruly . The farmer , who could not see how much injury he was doing himself , continued his brutality . The result was as might have been expected—a really valuable brute was spoiled . He became nervous and dangerous . The farmer was in despair , he would have been glad could he have found a purchaser for him at a third or fourth what he gave for him . A nei ghbor of the farmer , who saw how he had maltreated the beast , offered to accept ; him at the owner s terms , which wer...

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Early Corn . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Early Corn . Mr . Editor . •—I recollect that last spring , in view of the scarcity of corn , that you recommended tho planting of early corn , so as ~ to promise food earl y in the fall for fattening and feeding stock . Some days since ( 14 th . August , ) I passed the farm of Mr . Howlet , a few miles North of Springfield , and North of Sangamon river , where I found a large field of eight-rowed yellow northern plant , and also another large field of King Phillip corn , perfectly bard and ripe ; and what most agreeable and astonishing to me was , that the yellow flint corn had produced , as estimated by the neighbors , eighty-five bushels , and the King Phillip one hundred and twentyfive bushels of corn to the acre . The crops are wonderful , indeed ; and Mr . Howlet has at this time ample supplies of corn for feeding and fattening stock . He intended to have a lot of the corn ground into , the meal at once . Here is a practical illustration of the benefits of sometimes going out ...

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Sawing Timothy . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Sawing Timothy . * Mr . Editor ;—I am satisfied that wo do not cultivate the grasses as we ought to in this country . They furnish * a very certain crop , and with little labor . I have neglected my own interest in not extending my meadows . I desire to do this , and I ask farmers who have had cxper-ieuce in raising timothy , what is the best time to sow the seed so as to be sura of a . crop . Among your readers I haye no doubt that many can i answer this inquiry , and much oblige , F .

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Tfic Times . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Tfic Times . Editor of the Farmer : It is very certain that the country is in great pecuniary difficulty , and I would be glad to sec the question discussed—How it came into this situaand how are the people to get out of it ? Now , my opinion is , that one great cause for our present difficulties arose from good crops of wheat , and high prices during the Russian war . These high prices begat extravagance in various ways . It induced persons who had small farms , and were doing well to increase their farms and to buyfarms , blieving that if they were clearing $ 20 on each acre of their wheat , they would make at the same rate if the farm fields , were quadrupled in size . They bought lands , hired labor , lived high in their families , ( I mean they lived a good many on the grocery and provision stores , and dealt liberally in dry goods , ) bent on improving , lost their crops , lost their credit , and many of them their farms . But how are we to get out of our difficulcultics ? Who...

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Strawberry Culture . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Strawberry Culture . Ihe following practical article on this subject was prepared by a correspondent of the Connecticut . Homestead . * ¦ There is , yet , a good deal of mystery aud doubt in tbe minds of manv , in regard to the successful cultivation of the strawberry . Some of the theories put forth oh this subject involve it in still greater obscurity . One for instance , tells us that the ground should be trenched two or three feet deep , and well filled with manure . Another object to all kinds of animal manure recommending ashes and leaf mold ; and a third lays great stress on the efficacy of tan bark . Now , instead of trenching the ground two and a half feet deep , at an expense of S 500 an acre , as a man recently did not a hundred miles from New Haven , or ran-sacking the forests for leaf-mold , the best and , simplest way is to prepare the ground as we do for any other hoed crop , corn , wc will say , applying any kind of animal manures which are at hand , and using any ki...

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The Times—Tie Causes . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

The Times—Tie Causes . Wit Iptuite |» mw SPRINGFIELD , SEPTEMBER 1 , 1859 . It is said , that , to know the disease , is ha f its cure . To understand the causes -which have brought distress upon the country—paralizing industry , embarrassing merchants , and breaking up many farmers , —may , to some extent , lead to a remedy for the evils we are thus suffering . We believe that one serious cause of difficulty in the farming interest—and all other interests are connected with its welfare , was the high price of wheat during the War between Kussia on one side , and France and England , on the other , a few years since ; connected with this fact , was the excellent crops of wheat the Bame years . The high prices obtained for wheat and the abundance of wheat , in the time adverted to , stimulated the purchase of large tracts oE land , on credit , and hiring large amounts of help , and all this mostly on credit . The same state of things stimulated extravagance in household economy . Eve...

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The Wheat Crop . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

The Wheat Crop . Our farmers have been much disappointed in the yield of their wheat . — Fields where it was confidently expended the yield would prove to be 35 bushels per acre , not more than twelve bushels were obtained . The deficit was caused , as is supposed , by frost , when the wheat was in blossom . The same disappointment is experienced by the farmers in all the counties about us . When estimates are therefore made of large amounts of Wheat in Central Illinois , they are entirely illusory . Our wheat crop is a very small one , though excellent in quality . In other portions of the State , North and South , the wheat has yielded well . In Indiana it is not an average crop ; and the same fact may be stated in regard to Ohio . Taking the whole United States , the yield is not an average one . Still wheat rates very low . Nor do we see any prospect of a material rise in the price . In Europe the crops are good . Europe does not want our wheat in large quantities unless she has...

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. » Farmer ' s CInb—meeting in Springfield July 16 . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

. » Farmer s CInb—meeting in Springfield July 16 . Mr . S . in the Chair : —The subject of draining by the Mole Plow was introduced . Mr . H . said he had some experience in the effects of underdraining by the use of the Mole Plow . This season he had been able to plant corn , which was now looking well on a piece of his farm which last year—being a sort of basin—could not be plowed with cattle . Indeed , his cattle came near miring in passing over it . It is now as good and dry ground as any portion ofhis farm . He said that farmers , on perceiving the good effects of draining , were liable to run into extremes . Some of them believed that under ground drains could be made a mile long . He thought this a grave error . His plan was to cut an open and deep ditch through the ground to be drained , and run his mole plow from these ditches , latterly , to the distanca of twenty rods . Do this and make the latteral underground drains four rods apart , and even less , and your land will b...

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WASHINGTON ' S HABITS AS A FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

WASHINGTON S HABITS AS A FARMER . —Washington was an early riser—often before day-break in winter when the nights were long . On such occasions he made his own fire , and wrote , by candle-light . He kept his own farm accounts , posted up his books , and all the articles produced on his farm and sent to market , were got up in order . He breakfasted at seven in the morning in summer , aud at eight in winter . Two small cups of tea and three or four cakes of Indian meal , formed his frugal repast . — Immediately after breakfast he mounted his horse and visited these parts of his farm where work was going on , or work was required . He had his dinner at two . He ate heartly of plain food . His drink was small beer or cider and two glasses of old Maderia . He took tea early in the evening , and retired for the night about nine o clock . fl @ Elderberries are about ripe ^ These make good cordial and wine , and dried , mixed with Zante currents , make excellent pies . — They are dried in...

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Items [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

Items Fawke a Steam Plow is to be exhibited in New York on tho 21 st of September ; and to make experiments in ptowing . Timoth y Seed docs well if sowed , the present month . We know farmers who intend to prepare ground purposely for seeding down with timothy . Thorough cultivation pays well with this grass . Orchards can bo planted out in tho fall to advantage , if the ground is dry , rolling—so much so that the roots of his trees will not stand in water in the winter . Apple trees three years old are of a good size . They shouldnot remain out of ground but a few days , if possible , though well packed . This fact should induce our farmers to purchase trees from the Illinois Nurseries . Strawberry grounds can be laid out and planted this month . If the fall season is favorable after setting out , they will bear some next season . The year after they will produce a full crop . Among the best- strawberries are the Early Scarlet , the Hudson , MAvoy s Superior , and Hooker and Wilson...

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COT WORMS AND CORN GRUBS . — [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1859

COT WORMS AND CORN GRUBS . — Doubtless salt is the best remed y for this nuisance . Horace Greely ( in a letter which we find in the Working Farmer , with a note by the editor , advising lime and salt mixture—by which we understand quick lime slacked with a strong lime—instead of salt alone—we doubt its being any better ) advises its use . — Salt alone we have used with first rate results—sixteen hnshels to the acre broadcast and harrowed in before planting . It is valuable as manure as a weed destroying agent , and as thoroughly disagreeable and in considerable measure destructive to cut worms , and grubs . Mr . Greely writes thus : Mr . Charles Bctts , in the Ohio Farmer , of this date , says there is no remedy for the cut worm in green sward corn , but killing the vermin separately , —a tedious and repulsive operation—that it is worse than a waste of time to apply any nostrums , however strongly advised and recommended . I hold a different opinion , and ask your readers , who may...

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