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"Cold Winter is Coming . " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Cold Winter is Coming . Mr . Editor ;—We should not forget the last fall and winter . Every man who has a family—every house-keeper and even every bachelor ought not to forget it . While I am writing tbh , * . he aspects out of doors remind nieof the rains and mud and destruction of the roads , that absolutely prevented the hauling of wood and produce to tho town from the country , for some six or eight months ! Was it not so ? Who can say that the same state of things is not to be repeated the coming fall months and winter . Our seasons arc changing . They have changed . Every old settler knows it , —and what ia to come , they don t know ? Laborers , mechanics , house-keepers , farmers—be prepared for the coming winter . — Within three months the asking price for coal may be twenty cents a bushel , and wood eight dollars a cord . Farmers may be in want of the comforts to be found in our stores and can t have them because they cannot bring them to market . I say then to the town peo...

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The Potatoe Crop . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

The Potatoe Crop . Our correspondet below is right in saying that the potatoe crop in the North , is well nigh a failure . The crop is better in the Central and Southern counties , than in the North . Indeed it is abundant in Southern Illinois , and of the best quality—an unusual state of things . Mr . Editor : —You have said a good deal in 3 ou paper about the neglect of our farmers to raise a sufficient supply of potatoes to meet our home wants . In past years they could probably do better than they did , but the failure , to a great extent , must be charged to the season . They had then good crops in the North ; and they supplied us , and took from us a good deal of money . There has been a change about this year . We have good potatoes and the North have miserable ones . We must now harvest our potatoes and save all we can . Itwas my object in writing this little piece to caution our farmers not to let their potatoes remain too long in the ground . If they are ripe , dig them at...

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The Corn Crop . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

The Corn Crop . Editor of the Fanner : —I was up at Fairport last week and regretted to see that nine-tenths of the corn crop had been killed by the frost . The wheat in that part of the State had made a tolerable crop , and the oats did very well ; but the grass was light and now the whole crop of corn fodder with the corn is very nigh cut off . These are sad times for farmers . Every where in the north should the farmers make efforts to save all sorts of forage for their stock . They should go into the prairies before the frosts have dried up the grasses and before the fire gets in before them , and cut and save all the grass they can—for it will be wanted before spring . The short stuck oE forage is manifest on the southero shore of Lake Erie and even down to Buffalo . Prairie hay is now being shipped to Buffalo and other places on the lakes and the demand exceeds the supply . Thousands and thousands of tons of grass which will be worth gold in Chicago , now wasting on the lines ...

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Planting Orchards . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Planting Orchards . Editor of the Farmer ;—I must confess that in writing under this caption , that I feel myself some of tho discouragements which beset most of our fruit growers . — Within the few last years , many young orchards have been seriously injured , and many old ones have been nearly destroyed by some cause—probably the unfavorable seasons . — We have learned some things in regard to the planting of orchards , which may be useful to us . Our orchards on the black soils of our levol lands are dying off . In every caso where they have to stand with their feet in water for six or nine months in a year , they arc perishing . Lands which formerly were tolerably dry , with our rainy seasons , have become too wet for apple trees . J £ we h . ive planted orchards on such lands , we cannot be too quick in putting out trees on higher lands . Let me then suggest , that if high grounds are selected , where the soil is tolerably good , which is thoroughly drained , apple trees can be...

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the next Wheat Crop . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

the next Wheat Crop . Mr . Editor of the Farmer : —The time has again come and is passing for putting in the seed for another crop of wheat . Many will keep on trying to raise wheat , though they have failed to raise a , satisfactory crop for the last three years . Some few have noticed the apparent causes of failure and will do all they can to avoid them . If they have sown foul seed , mixed with chess and the seeds of weeds , they will endeavor to make their wheat clean . A magnifying glass will often show cheat where you do not expect to find it ; and every seed of cheat , if the season is not unusually favorable to wheat , will be sure to germinate . A rank growth of wheat may keep it down , but a weak growth will surely give it a chance to grow and spread itself . I £ your wheat has failed because the ground was not properly prepared , you will try to prepare it better . If there are weeds growing on the ground you are to plow , and these are not covered well , and , indeed , i...

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Tbe Slate Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Tbe Slate Fair . WIM gpwfe $ uttmv , SPRINGFIELD , OCTOBER I , 1859 , 1 The State Fair was held at Freeport s on the 5 th , 6 th , 7 th , 8 th and 9 th of September , ult . It was a successful fair—it was emphatically a FARMER S and MBOHANIO S Pair . Other industrial interests were well represented , but those named were largely in the ascendant . The list of premiums a-warded has been already given in most of the papers . In pamphlet form , it will be sent to every individual to whom a premium was awarded . We have said that the fair was a success . There were at Freeport the finest herds of cattle to be found any where in the United States . Central Illinois carried off a large portion of the premiums . The herds of J . N . Brown and J . D . Smith of Sangamon county ; of S . Dunlap and J . P . Henderson , of Morgan county ; J . H . Speer and J . C . Bone , of Menard county , and J . M . Hill , of Cass county , ( counties around us ) were conspicuous . There were other fine cattle ...

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The Baited States' Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

The Baited States Fair . We made a few brief visits to the fair grounds of the United States Fair . We saw there most of the stock that was at Freeport , and some considerable additions . The Mechanical Department , embracing agricultural implements , was very extensive . Indeed , all the Departments were Well filled . The fair was a decided success . Vast numbers of people were present . The city population were there , and the cars from every section brought immense numbers of visitors . The crowd , indeed , was BO groat that it was difficult to examine the articles exhibition . As at Freeport , tbe Durham stock of Central Illinois came in for a large portion of the premiums . And the same herds that were conspicuous at Freeport , held their position at the Chicago Fair . We do not marvel that the stock of J . N . Brown , Esq . is destined for the St . Louis Fair . This herd , ranking among the best of which our country can boast , will be among the conquerors there . POTATOES are...

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Let us look at Home ! [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Let us look at Home ! Yes , brother farmers , laborers and mechanics , let us look at home a little . How much of OUT present suffering , from our pecuniary concerns , arises from our neglect of bonsehold economy ? We fear much of it . In the last Farmer we gave our views on that subject . We see that the article has been copied into many of the newspapers of our State , showing that our views are held by many others . But the question is , what is to be done now ? If we are in debt , let us sell all we can for money , even at a sacrifice , and pay our debts . If we have produce don t wait for better prices . They are not likely to come ; and if they should come , still it would be better for you to sacrifice something , pay your merchant , so that he may pay others . The very clothes some of you wear , and the food that you have eaten long since , belonged to others , whose very homes are to be sacrificed because you do not pay them their dues . There is a moral principle about thi...

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Horo " uumlraggery . " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Horo uumlraggery . Last spring we exposed the humbuggery attempted to be practised on our farmers , and which was to some extent on those who did not take agricultural papers , in the vile swindle of selling the seed of the Hungarian Millet for Honey Blade Grass . There are men , now , who , as we have said before , are opening their eyes in wonder at the discovery that their Honey Blade Grass turns out to be Hungarian Millet ! Marvelous discovery to be sure ! The same party who got up the Hungarian Grass swindle ( and which they so successfully practised on that class of farmers who affect to consider themselves too wise to read agricultural papers , ) are again attempting to impose on tho public . They have got up a medicine . for trees—fruit and other trees . They call it TYLER S TREE PERMEATING POWDER . They say an application of this powder kills bugs and insects on fruit and other fruit trees , shrubbery and plants . An incision is to be made in the tree and the powder is to b...

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Chinese Sugar Cane . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Chinese Sugar Cane . We have no doubt that the sugar cane will become a staple crop in Illinois ; but it will be a work of time . This cane caniie made to pay well—better than corn or wheat now does ; but to do this we must have experience and knowledge of the proper manner , and proper machinery for working it up . We can easily , with simple apparatus satisfy ourselves of the rich qualities of its juice , and we can make a palatable article of syrup ; but we must have with knowledge and experience , good mills and evaporators to insure success . The experiments of Mr . Lovering , last year , near Philadelp hia , were altogether successful , making superior syrup and sugar , and in quantities to pay . In our own State , in many localities , thero was not as much seed planted last spring as in the spring previous , growing out , as we suppose , of the fact , that imperious necessity required the farmer s attention to ordinary crops . In the northern part of the State , we regret to ...

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Short Hum Durham Stock . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Short Hum Durham Stock . The palm of excellence for this variety of stock has been awarded to Central Illinois . There are specimens of good stock of this breed in other parts of the State , but here it can be found of all ages , and at prices which will enable farmers who desire specimens to purchase . A reference to the premiums awarded at the late State and National Fairs will show where this stock can be fonnd . SANGAMON COONEY FAIR . —This Fair commenced on the 4 th day of October and continue four days . The committees are making ample arrangements on the fair grounds , and the manifestations are that the fair will be the best ever held in Sangamon . The victorious herds of Sangamon , victorious at Freeport , Chicago and St . Louis , will be there , and we trust that the stock which took the premiums of the different fairs at Freeport , Chicago and St . Louis ; Morgan and Cass , will be on hand . There will bs a great show of horses , and the other departments will be wellsust...

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The National Fair— -Award of Premiums—The Stcnm Flow Again . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

The National Fair— -Award of Premiums—The Stcnm Flow Again . CHICAGO , September IT . From the official list we select tne fol lowing awards to citizens of Sangamon and adjoining counties : Best Durham herd—James N . Brown , Sangamon county , 111 . Second do . —J . H . Spear , Petersburg , Menard county , 111 . Best herd , not full blood—A . G . Carle , Urbana , 111 . Best herd fat cattle—J . C . Bone , Sangamon county , 111 . Diplomas of Honor were awarded to James N . Brown , of Belin , Illinois , for the best herd of cattle , imported or native . To same for finest herd of all classes , imported by himself . To J . D . Smith , of Berlin , Illinois , for the best American herd of all classes bred by himself . To Jame 3 N . Brown , for the finest American animal of any class bred by himself , awarded to the Durham cow Tulip . And to J . D . Smith , of Berlin , Illinois , for the second best American herd . Best grade cow , three years and upward— Gaudy , A . G . Carle , Urbana , 11...

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Cotswold Sheep . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Cotswold Sheep . Col . J . W . Ware , of Virginia , writing on the question , Are Sheep or Hogs the most profitable Animal to Fatten ? to the Genesee Farmer , says : Of all sheep , I prefer the Cotswold , from experience . They mature early , are large , hardy , and take on fat easy . During the summer and fall that they are one year old , ( not fed on grain , ) no mutton can be more delicately flavored , juicy and tender . Over two years old , ninny muttons are better , as they then tallow too heavil y for the appetite : but the butcher will then give almost any price for them ; and what prudent man wishes to keep muttons to four years old , when he can sell them at one year old at much better prices than any other sheep at four ? I have rarely , if cver ,-sold my muttons of this breed , the fall after one year old , under S 10 each , and have sold older ones much higher ; and never sold them at the same age under § 8 each , without having fed grain at all ; and the fleece amply pa...

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Osage Orange on Bottoms . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Osage Orange on Bottoms . Mditor of the Farmer : I desire to ask a few questions of the cultivators of the Osage Orange on tho bottoms of our rivers and creeks , where , perhaps oneo a year the ground is flooded for a short time ? If there is among them one who has such experience , he would confer a great favor on others beside myself to give his experience in the Illinois Farmer : Generally , the soil on the bottoms of our creeks and rivers is of a character , porous and rapidly becoming dry , when not covered with water . The soil contains a larger portion of mud than the upland , and is quick , warm and strong . No one can doubt but such soil will rapidly grow the Osage Orange . The question simply is , can the Osage orange be covered or partially with water in the floods of May without injury . I have no idea that the Osage Orange can he grown advantageously on land where the roots always stand in the water . The proposition I present is , I repeat of an entirely different char...

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Barey Taming a Yitiom Horse . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Barey Taming a Yitiom Horse . He entered the ring , neighing fearfully , snorting and rushing sometimes at and sometimes away from the professor . Nowjie pawed the ground with impatience , and then fiung out a hind hoof with a force which suggested to standers b y the expediency of keeping at a civil distance . His case was a perfect lesson and was listened to with intense interest . Mr . Rarey at first approached his intractable pupil slowly , gently , but without fear , lecturing as he went along , and explaining the course of gentleness , by means of which his proud spirit was soon to be brought to a state of submission . His left hand was on the strap , which peeped unobtrusively from his coat pocket , and his right—extended in the most conciliatory manner , in readiness for the preliminary caress . Cruiser the second looked puzzled , then frigntened , reared as if he meditated a sudden visit to the reserved seats , and then stood perfectly motionless . The master s eye was upon...

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Cooking Food for Swine . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Cooking Food for Swine . A Kentucky farmer has been making experiments in feeding several lots of hogs , changing them from raw to cooked , and from ground to unground food . j The results of these several trials are communicated to the New York Tribune , from which we give the general estimate . One bushel of dry corn made five pounds and ten ounces of live pork . One bushel of boiled corn made fourteen pounds and seven ounces of pork . One bushel of ground corn , boiled , made in one instance sixteen pounds seven ounces , in another . nearly eighteen pounds of pork . Estimating corn at ninety cents a bushel and pork at eight cents a lb ., we have as tho result of one bushel of dry corn , 45 cents worth of pork ; of one bushel of boiled corn , § 115 worth of pork , and of one bushel of ground corn boiled , § 1 36 worth of pork .

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Training Oxen . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Training Oxen . The following sensible remarks upon this important , but neglected branch of farm operations , is furnished to the New England Farmer , by Charles A . Hubbard , of Con . cord , Mass . It is better to have a good team than a poor one , and a good team depends upon good management and careful usage : A word on training oxen . I have found that by far the best time to train steers is when they aro calves , say the first winter . Oxen that are trained when quite young , are much more pliable and obedient , and this adds much to their value . Steers that run until they are three or four years old , are dangerous animals to encounter . They are always running away with the cart or Bled , whenever there is a chance for them , and often serious injury is the result . I would not recommend working steers hard while young , as it prevents their growth ; there is a difference between working them and merely training them . I have observed that very little attention is paid by o...

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Summer Care of Colts . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Summer Care of Colts . The following practical hints on this subject wo copy from the Genesee Farmer : Mares with foals by their sides are always better kept in pasture , even if they are worked occasionally , and it is desirable , where they are to be worked , that they should be accustomed to leave their foals in the pasture while they are at work , allowing the foal to get to them only at noon , and after working hours . It is well to give the mare a feed of oats daily for a short time previous to weaning the foal . Let it be given to her in such a manner that the foal can be induced to partake of it , that the feed may be continued to him when weaned , as it is then essential to compensate him for the loss of tbe milk of his dam . If the colt is expected to turn out a superior animal , and the mare is not wanted to work , it will be conducive to that end that he should be allowed to run with the dam till he is a year old , before weaning , and then have a drink of new milk , fre...

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Camels for Plantation Work . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

Camels for Plantation Work . It will be remembered that the United States Government has made two importations of camels , to be used as beasts of burden over our great western plains . This enterprise seems to have proved successful , and the animals every way adapted to tho labors they were purchased to perform . These experiments on Government account have led to private enterprise in the same line . Mr . J . A . Machado , of Texas , having imported and safely landed ninety-two at Galveston , twelve of these have been shipped to New Orleans , with the view of their introduction to plantation labor , packing cotton bales , & c , in Louisiana . Mr . Machado is ready to prove that for all purposes of labor and drought , one camel is equal to four mules ; that he is more docile ; that he requires less food , less care , lives to a much greater ago than the mule , and besides is a breeding animal , which the mule is not . One of these animals weighs eighteen hundred pounds...

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How to Fatten Chickens . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 October 1859

How to Fatten Chickens . We make the following extracts from an article in the London Cottage Gardener } and commend them to our readers : It is hopeless to attempt to fatten them while they are at liberty . They must be put in a proper coop ; and this , like most other poultry appurtenances , need not be expensive . To fatten twelve fowls , a coop may be three feet long , eighteen inches high , and eighteen inches deep , made entirely of bars ; no part of it solid , neither top , sides nor bottom . Discretion must bo used according to the size of the chickens put up . They do not want room ; indeed , the closer they are the better ; provided they can all stand up at the same time . Care must be taken to put up such as have been accustomed to be together , or they will fight . If one is quarrelsome , it is better to remove it at once ; as , like other bad examples , it soon finds imitators . A diseased chicken should not be put up . The food should be ground oats , and may either be...

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