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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 22 August 1868
How to Become a Good Salesman . JUST ISSUED , A COUPLETS MANUAL of Instruction for Canvassers , Agents and Traveling Salesmen . This work has been prepared with great care , and Is tho result of several years actual experience in the field as a canvasser . , It tells how tore ? , d Human Nature and how to approach men , so as to be able to sell to them . It is particularly adapted to the wants of Book Agents . Mailed , postage prepaid , on receipt of 10 cents . Address A . O . ROACH , Publisher , 504 Indianapolis , Ind .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 22 August 1868
Tree Dealers anil Fruit Growers WILL FIND IT greatly to their advantage to select fiom our large and . well grown stock , which we offer at low rates for the Fall trade of 1868 , comprising 100 , 000 Standard and Dwarf Apples , 75 , 000 Standard and Dwarf Pears . Peaches , Apricots , Cherries , Granevines , Currants Raspberries , Blackberries , Roses , Evergreens , etc Address BRAGG tc POTTER Union Nurseries , 491 Asylum Avenue , Kalsmatoo . Mich .
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 22 August 1868
Seed Wheat Experimental Farm C ^ uunbersbtirg , Pai . T WILL NOW FILL OBDERS for the following * varieties of . Winter Seed Wheat : Per peek . Parbn . Ancona Bed , Imported from Russia 1808 ( 2 75 $ 10 00 Sandomca White , imported from , foland , 1808 S 75 1000 Berdenska Bed , imported from Bnssla , 1808 276 10 W Sakonka Bed , imported from Poland , 1808 .. : 275 10 0 * Balla Bed , imported from Saxony , 1868 2 75 10 00 Saxony White , Imported from Saxony , 1868 : 275 1000 . Bohemian Bed , imported from Bohemia , 1808 . 275 . 10 00 Bohemian White , imported from Bohemia , 1868 :. 275 in oo French White Chaff Mediterranean ... 2 00 7 60 French Bed Chaff Mediterranean .. ; . 2 00 7 60 German Amber .... ..... 200 7 60 Hungarian Bed 200 - 7 60 Italian Bed , aooii Jiatcd one year . - 2 00 7 60 Italian Bed acclimated three years . 2 00 7 60 Italian White , acclimated three years . 2 00 ¦ 7 60 BedObaffMedlterranaan .............. 160 5 00 White Chaff Mediterranean :.. 160 5 00 Lancaster Be...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 22 August 1868
WESTERN RUBAL PUBUCATION IDEiPOT . % . . ,- . . -cmur ¦ . ¦ . TV ; WmrmtikmkWt mfstWit ChniWiavSJi ¦ -Ttowcv Caltmre , , \ -. Hai--et Gai ^ eB-tag , : moe * ml * ti * mg , ¦ F «« ItiT BiwenUumir BCC KCCBaMtJ , Hoatse BnlldlBg , 1 ¦ LataWaSCape OS-Tr- « atM « J , W-a » a-i -hysat-ttiaaj , . T » ee Cottt-re , I-tfa-rtaas -umseetSt Or any other Bxajset oonneeted with Bural Industry • eat post-paid trn the receipt of publishers * price . -. Addrew WESTERN RURAL , 8 * and 8 a WaaWagton Bc-, 0 _ 3-r . 0-ft . Grp . CHICAGO WOOL HOUSE J . P . BsniOLDf , JAM - B H . BOWBX , JOHBB . RBBD , GsosaBB . BOWBX , HOBAOBBBBB , • OHIBBOBT T . BOWBB REYNOLDS , REED &amp; CO ., ( RxelnBlreljrCommission ) BOWENB BUILDING , 19 and 21 Baadotph street , OBIOAOO , III . • ST . Wo invite Oorrespondonfo sad Consignments . N . B . —Bpestal attention paid to the Interests of Correspondents . C 432 FLORENCE Se-vringT IMCaoliine . rTlI . 8 I , W * CQ , ( C _ MralA j «_ i , 100 VraslO-ujrtoB Street , CUcag...
r f < r « Ws ; - [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 22 August 1868
r f &lt; r « Ws ; - Written for The Western Rural . • tT-UC COMING BUN . , BT TRAHX 11 . BAXEB . Beneath the shade of yonder tree , With trowsers rolled np to the knee , Seated beside the running brook , • ¦ . Fishing for bites with Une and hook , Beboldtbe boy whom Fate hath sent To be our future President . Whilst yonder youngster , with his kite , Who seems to take supreme delight Sending u messengers up the twine , Soon will nse a telegraph line ; For this same jolly little wight , Will oft in Wall street fly his kite . .: And driving cows on yonder road , With naked feet , like waited toad , Fainted by sunbeams ruddy brown , . Whistling the tune the cow died on , Yon see the genius who , ere long . Will move a nation with a song . Those boys now building yon rough raft , Will railroads build and ocean craft ; Out from that school-home daily pour Statesmen and orators a score ; Who knows tho wealth hid neat- a hut t What diamonds rough He yet uncut t
JWe ? mft £ tatfoeg . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 22 August 1868
JWe ? mft £ tatfoeg . THE POWDER-MILLS . Hr . Jolin Hawkins , senior partner of the firm of Hawkins , Moore &amp; Benson , and Mr . Jabez Williams , commercial agent for the house of Ely &amp; Co ., rifle-cartridge makers , were proving powder * in a . small metallined shed , in a meadow , on the extreme verge of the powder-mill property , built ex-. pressly for that purpose . ; The two men , with all the thoughtful care of French cooks , first poured two spoonsful of freshly-dried and newly-glazed powder upon a sheet of white letter-paper , and rubbed them to and fro , till the charcoal , in the powder , had blackened the paper as much as it conld do . •;; The powder was well mixed—it left-but a slight smear—the grains remained of a reddish blue color . Good J said Mr . Williams . Now , then , j well try the squeezing . The smart , acute commercial man , with the . glossy bushy whiskers , tj-Cn took a -handful of powder , and pinched and squeezed It as if it had bee...
THE MARKETS . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 22 August 1868
THE MARKETS . Chicago Produce Market . OFFICE or Tax WXSIXBS SURAL , ? : CHICAGO , August 18 , 1808 . S APPLES-New , $ 300 ( 88 ; M-V-I . BARLEY— $ 162 @ 161 ty : sample ; No . 2 , ( 160 © 163 . BRAN-S 18 00 @ 18 76 % » ton . BUTTBB—Choice , dairy ,- 82 © 33 o ; good tub , 30 © 31 c ; common grades 120 @ 28 o . CHEESE—New York factory , 17 @ 18 e ; Illinois factory , 18 @ 17 e ; Hamburg , IS ® 17 c ; Western Reserve , 14 @ 15 c : Western Dairy , ll @ 13 c . COBN—No . 1 , 97 c @| l 00 ; No . 2 , 95 @ B 5 jfc . DRIED FRUITS—Apph-s , 8 @ 14 o : peaches , 16 © 17 c . EGOS—17 c for fresh ; 16 @ 16 c for barreled lots . - FISH—No market for whltcfleh and trout ; mackercl .-family , kits ( 105 ( 3 ) 176 . FLOUR—Receipts light . Sales of white winter extras at $ 1160 ( 312 60 ; spring extras , $ 8 50 © 10 60 ; do superfine , $ 6 76 © 6 87 Jf ; rye , ( 8 26 © 8 60 . HAY—Wequoto : Timothy roller and beater pressed , ( 18 00 © 19 00 ; timothy , loose pressed , $ 18 S 0 @ 19 60 ; prairie , roll...
AGRICULTURAL [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
AGRICULTURAL Preparation of the Soil for Wheat so . m . Tho profit arising from the wheat crop of the last two seasons having been large , a great many farmers are preparing to go into the crop extensively , and on every side we see preparations making for sowing a large breadth of land with this grain . It is this universal desire to go into whatever crop appears to be profitable , without regard to the condition of the soil , that impoverishes land and makes it more productive of weeds and noxious insects than of useful crops . , J &gt; ne acre of land naturally orartlflclally drained , being what is known as a good wheat soil , rich in all the ingredients necessary for building up the wheat plant , will produce more than two or three acres of land which has been exhausted by frequent cropping without manure . Prom a chemical examination of various crops , Professor Daubehy , of England , concluded that the failing off of a * crop after repetition depends in some degree on...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
MfaWtiM AiWeeklvFarmand Family Paper . PVBU 8 HKD AT CHICAGO AND DETROIT . ; H . BT . F . Lewis , Editor and Proprietor . • ABSO 0 IAT 1 EDITOEB * . : * S . R « OBBOW , CkUaeotEDWAlU )« A * SOS , D * troIt . With a JfV . cJtrpt tsf AttittatiU and Conlribulort . Ttni , »^ 30 per Year | $ 8 . 00 la Cluba .
* ¦ The Geddes Harrow . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
* ¦ The Geddes Harrow . Among the many kinds of harrows which bave been proposed and used , tbe Geddes Harrow , of wbich we give an Illustration , has held a good poslfton for a number ol years . Its shape enables it to pass obstructions readily . It may fie doubled , back , or one side may be lifted to free it from weeds or other obstructions , and It readily adapts itself to lyjeven . ground . The plan of construction can readily be seen from tbe figure . As there is sometimes a tendency to rise in the middle , it is better to atk tach a short chain to the bar on each . side , a little distance from the front , and hitch to that instead of as . shown in the cut . It has the merit of cheapness , and may be made so as to be very durable . It has been used more in New York , where the Inventor , from whom it has received its name , resides , than In any ether State , but It certainly has many points ; which commend It as a deslrabje harrow for ordinary fitrms .
I • ICWCDliDRitiJM [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
I • ICWCDliDRitiJM i ¦ geI «« tloM i aa « a CottJcnaatlona . Effects of Tillage . At a meeting of a Farmers Club at Birr &lt; mlngham , Eng ., Mr . J . S . Mechl made an address from which we take the following extract : * ¦ uST * • iir . • ¦ . Jr One , cannot sufficient !* appreciate the advantage of keeping fm surjfice of our hard or stiff soils oifen # d friable . After tbe crop Is rfninrrd ^ iiiyll is usually tied together by root flbapi ^ It becomes of the highest importance tbat tbey should be well shaken out by cultivation , and thus easily decomposed by atmospheric action . I have found by practice the advantage of cross-plowing my clover leas before they are plowed again for wheat . It makes a considerable difference in the crop , and gets rid of slug and wire worm . I know many Who do this , although the general opinion bas been for only once ploughing , but it is erroneous , at all eve-fits on such soli as ¦ mine . Try an acre or two , and you will soon arrive at ...
vtnwucw f ^ - ::- ' - ^^ [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
vtnwucw f ^ - ::- - ^^ 1 • . * ¦ • : oyj . j . Murray , reteriHa ry . mtamn , 28 * Btaubien St ., Det &gt; oil , Micli ,, formerly Pt * aftit * rJt &gt; t . tke . Soyol Agrietdtttrat CoUege , Oireneetter , Engir ^ mufth give * to inqutrlet without charge . If to be aiwwMM by mker , $ t . i ) 0 . muttbe enclMtdm &amp; eprtfesiUsnalfee ^ yy * &lt; : ¦ ¦ • ¦• - - ,, JiB ^ - aA-v ¦• ¦ ¦¦ ¦ - • - ¦ ¦ - - ¦ ¦ ¦¦&gt; A WftaW / A -W- . . lil ¦ li - A }/ r ^ - • i A ! ¦ - * !! Both from a hy 2 ienici ;»| f therapeutlii &gt; point of ( View , the action oi \ % ater deserve ^ great attention . Pure water 1 when eyifcorr ated to dryne ^ leaves no-residue . If ! yfiter ls . Impure it leaves a-wldue which coats over the Inside of any VMRl which is much used for bolllng ; wato . ^ , J ;^^^;! : * When water contained ; in a confined space freezes , it increases in volume , and consequently the pressure on the sides of the space is greatly increased . ...
HORTICDLTDRai . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
HORTICDLTDRai . Preparation for the Fain . . Very little time now remains for making preparations tor the exhibition of fruit , vegetables and flowers at the State and County Fairs . Fruit is scarce this year , • and on this account more than ordinary ex- . ertlon shonld be made to get up a creditable display . The best way of managing is for every grower , of fruit to contribute Specimens not entirely with the view of carrying off premiums or prizes , but for the , purpose of adding something to the collection . . . It will be interesting to be able to ascertain what varieties of apples ,. pears , • peaches , etc ., are best calculated to withstand the drougthand the various diseases to which fruit trees are liable . A . fine specimen of fruit labelled not for competition and accompanied with a description of the . variety , origin , mode of treatment , etc ., generally does more more good than a dozen . specimens exhibited with no other object than that of obtaining premiums . The...
§ $ mwtit Mmnng [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
§ $ mwtit Mmnng Edited by a Practical Honiekcepcr . Canning Corn-Wine from Frost Grapes . Please to inform me through the columns of THE WEBTEBN RURAL how to can green corn , and how tb make wine from from frost grapes ; if the pure juice will make good wine or not . I am a reader of your paper arid like it very much . W . H . P . Hobart , Ini . —No process yet discovered for canning green corn appears tally to answer the purpose . The plan followed by the Oneida Community meets with the most fovor . It is this : —Cut the corn from the cob , put it into cans , and then fill with cold water ; seal up and boil for a while , prick . a small hole in the can to let the steam escape ; then solder up tight and boil again two and a half hours , and set away for use . The preferable way of preparing green corn for future use is to dry it . There are two methods for drying it , both of which we will now- give : —When the corn is in good Condition for eating , the grains being fully grown , bo...
C 0 HIEHTS OF THIS HUMBER . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
C 0 HIEHTS OF THIS HUMBER . AaTrietUtWaU .- . \ Preparation of Boll for Wheat , No . 3 277 The Form of Anlmsls . ™ 277 Hone-Hieing at Fain ..... 277 Hoge KilledT &gt; y Lightning .... 277 Potato Bogi .. .. 277 Grasshoppers and Crops in Nebraska . 277 Direction ! to Hog Breeder ! .... ..... ...... 277 Prewiring Timber ( or Fence-Post * 277 : Effects of Tillage . .. ... 278 Causes of Disease—Darkness and Dirt .......... 278 Tbe Hone at Fain ... 278 Conditions Necessaryfor Successful Agrloulture . 278 Oats an Exhausting Crop . 278 Agricultural Items . ¦•¦•¦¦•••••• . ••; .. ••••••• ..... 278 Agricultural Papers ..... 280 The Oattle Disease 280 Secoad-Hand Farming ..... 280 The Crops . * . ....... 280 Imrte Wheat Plant ... .. . . :. ; ... 280 CoalTar and the Curculio ............. 280 Crops In St Charles County , Mo 280 Crops in Fond du Lao County , Wis 280 Prises for Wheat In Michigan ) 281 Irish Oats ................. ? . ... 281 Hortlenltnral . — Preparation for the Fain . * ....
— i ° LETTBB 8 , * Of < l ° CIIlIES , ANSWERS , "Etc . I [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
— i ° LETTBB 8 , * Of &lt; l ° CIIlIES , ANSWERS , Etc . I laarge Wl ) . eat . Plant . —I send a aVaol ot Boole s Wheat , grown si x BU » ko » t , Wlaka , •! aU &gt; torn . He had about tea acres of wheat , and fiom one end of the field he has selected several stools containing from 40 to 75 stalks . I send one of these . Please examine and notice lf you think the matter worthy of mention . I had taken the heads off the stalks before I thonght of forwarding tho stool to you . There were seventy-five of them , avenging about forty kernels to each . —* . V ., OratigtviUe , Mich . —We have reoeived the stool minut tbe heads . The stalks all appear to have sprung from one grain . This is not always the case in large stools . Soma-tlmes two or three grains stick together in the sower , and sometimes : a Iarge number of plants grow together in a stool from grains which have been hoarded by mice , squirrels , etc . Crops in Fond dn Lac Connty . Wis . — Farmers are pretty bu...
Agricultural Papers . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
Agricultural Papers . Agriculture , in this country , has been benefited more by the Agricultural Press than by all other instrumentalities combined . Schools and colleges especially devoted to that great Interest have done much already , and will do Infinitely more , as they become ¦ permanetly established and properly conducted . Fairs and exhibitions also contribute to the encouragement of Improved systems of Agriculture ,, ( we mean agriculture ln Its general sense ) but neither of these , nor both combined contribute a tithe of the benefit rendered to the farming Interest by Agricultural papers . These are and always will be the most effective teachers of the great mass of thc farming population . They are tbe reflex of the observation , experience , and thought of practical farmers and scientific cultivators of the soil . They go to almost every nook and corner of the land , for the subscription price places them within the reach of all . Every number Is fraught with valuable ...
The Lumber Region of Michigan , [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
The Lumber Region of Michigan , From an interesting article under the above title , and written by Rev . 0 . H . Brigham , in the North American Review for July , we take the following : It Is common to speak of the pine lands of Michigan as inexhaustible . We hear of the supply that may be expected for , ages to come from this prolific source . Men think of the lumber forests Ot the Peninsula as they dojof the coal-beds of Pennsylvania , and Ohio , and laugh at the predictions of alarmists . Yet these predictions are not hasty , but are based on exact calculations . At ; the present rate of consumption , in a little over seventeen years the pine will be entirely cleared from Lower Michigan , and the lumber business will be at ah end . If consumption in the next five years should Increase in the ratio of the last five years , ten years will , exhaust the material . The most sanguine calculation cannot carry tbe lumber business beyond the present century . It is believed , however , ...
— " if » » . s „ . ; The Crops . [Newspaper Article] — Western Rural — 29 August 1868
— if » » . s „ . ; The Crops . The result of our observation , correspondence and examination of our exchanges as te the wheat crop does not affect the statements we have . hitherto given . The heat and drought of July unfavorably affected the yield of wheat la many localities ; but we think there can be no doubt that the crop ls a fall one , especially when it Is considered that the area in wheat was considerably larger than last year . The present prospect tor corn is very encouraging , but It is yist too early to state positively what ths crop may be . There are localities where the wheat failed and where corn promises but a light yield , but we refer to the general result . The N . Y . Tribune has published a large number of reports received by telegraph from all parts of the country . From these tt appears that the wheat crop is larger than last year in all the Northern States , except Vermont , aud ln only four Southern States are the reports less favorable than last year . Th...