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COMMERCIAL . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
COMMERCIAL . SPRINGFIELD MARKET—JAN 31 . WHEAT—00 c @* l S ba ; BACON—Sides , 121-2 c « ft ; FLOUR —? 5 @ 0 # bbl ; EGGS—15 c ^ dot ; CORK—New , 80 c « bu ; LARD—IPC % ID : CORK MEAL—50 c » bu ; SUGAR—Ol &amp; lOc » B &gt;; OATS—25 @ 30 c W bu ; COFFEE—13 @ 15 c W ft : BEANS— $ 1 @ 1 25 S bu ; MOLASSES- « l @ C 5 e » gal ; BBAN—10 c » bu ; SALT—32 © sack ; SHORTS—15 c S bu : SALT —» 2 % » bhl ; TIMOTHV SEED— $ 1 75 ; MACKEREL—12 @ 18 Kol : HUNGARIAN Ga S »—none . CODFISII— $ 6 60 98 100 ; MILLET—None ; A 1 » PLKS-Drled , $ l ? 5 « bn ; CLOVER— $ 8 50 @ 7 » bu ; WOOD—* S @ 4 » cord ; POTATOES—New , 40 ® SOc . COAL—lie » bu ; HAY—* 8 ®» W ton ; WHISKY—25 @ 28 c » gal ; TALLOW-Sl-2 @ 9 c $ to ; VINEGAR—llle » gal : SOAP—Bar , 4 @ tic &amp; lb ; BBOOMS-4150 © 2 JSOSdor , CANDLES—12 l-2 c &amp; box ; BUTTER—lS ® 2 tte $ lb ; PICKLED Pk —« S @ 10 S 100 ; HIDES—Dry , test , 12 @ 12 M ; BACON—Hams , 12 @ 13 cS ft ; HIDES—Green , 4 i ~ @ 5 c ; CHICKENS—41 50 S...
NEW YORK CATTLE MARKET-JAR . 25 . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
NEW YORK CATTLE MARKET-JAR . 25 . Beef cattle have come In rather sparingly , the receipts of fresh animals ( 3 , 14 ft ) being less tlian during any single week since May 25 , when there were only 2 , 094 . There were a few stale cattle , left over from last Wednesday , which sjvelled the supply for this week , and a few such animals have been hanging alongfrom week to week , for some time past . There seemed to be a determination to-day- to clean up tbe yards , and make a clear start . To do this some of tbe closing sales were at figures no better than the average last Wednesday , though there was an advance of about % c on most of tbe preliminary sales yesterday , and those of to-day up to noon . To answer the inquiries of some new subscribers , we explain that bullocks are usually sold at a gross price—so much per head—but the prices are based , oa a certain price $ To from the estimated weight of the dressed carcases , on four quarters . The fifth quarter , ** or head , rough t...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
GREAT REDUCTION TO CLUBS 1 SUBSCRIBE HOW FOR TUB II linois State Journal , A reliable . A swapajwr , ana * a , faithful advocate of Republican , principl &amp; h-Publiehed at Strrinqfield , Iltinote , BY DAILHACHB * OIKBB . The season for forming clubs is at hand , and In order to enable our friends to compete with the agents of Eastern publications we have determined to offer the Weekly JOTJBSAI . at the following low prices , for the next thirty days : TERMS TO CLUBS—CASH 13 AHVAHCZ . Six copies for one year ; $ T W Ten . 18 00 Fifteen ,: . - 16 60 Twenty . ; 20 00 Thirty ** • &gt; .-. . ;; .-. ; .. . 80 * 00 AU persons sending clubs often , fifteen and twenty subscribers At the above rates , wlU be entitled to an extra copy free ! and all persons sending clubs of thirty subscribers , snail receive two extra copies of the paper free , or a copy of Godey s Lady s Book for I 860 , if preferred . We hope our friends wlU respond liberally in view ot the above , reducti...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
HELPERS IMPENDING CRISIS . —A LIVE BOOK . 75 , 000 COPIES SOLD Itf FOUR- WEEKS ! This is the work that is creating so much excitement in Congress . , Get the unabridged edition and you have all the power of Helpers keen pen ! Unabridged lorge 12 mo . vol ., 420 pages , price $ 1 . Octavo edition , paper covers , 50 cents . For sale by booksellers and news agents everywhere . ACTIVE AGENTS WANTED to sell this work the country through . Terms liberal . Send $ 1 50 for sample copies in both , styles , with terms to agents , and l « pin operations at once . No other book is selling one quarter as fast . Single copies sent to any address , postpaid , on receipt of price . Address A . B . BURD 1 CK , Publisher , janSl d 6 t w 4 t fit No . 145 Nassau St ., New York .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
DUNLAPS NURSERY . 40 Acres in Trees and Plants . EMBRACING THE USUAL NURSERY , D J t 0 ck « a of which will be sold low for cash . Orders for Springplanting should be be sent In early , 5 , 000 ( wo year SILVER MAPLES for timber belts , can be had at $ S per 100 . . J- B . . Wfatttag , or Chetham , Sangamon cohnly , Is the agent for Sangamon and neighboring counties . Catalocttas had on application . Address . M . L ; DUNLAP fcbl West Urbana , Champaign Ce ., IBs . § 00 , 000 SILVER MAPLETEEDHNGI : I BEG LEAVE * TO CALL THE ATTENTION of Nurserymen to the following Ust of cash prices for my one year old Silver Maple seedlings . They are strong thrifty plants , ranging in height from 8 to S 4 Inches bebig rf suitable size for boxing and shipping to a distance . $ 1 50 pec hundred , 90 00 per thousand , ( 55 per ten thousand , J 100 per twenty thousand . When purchaserr do not remit with their orders , satisfactory reference or a a good Indorsodnote , payable at some bank will be requi...
Page 19 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
SWJSET POTATOES FOR SEEL , , TEE &amp; ANSEMO $ rD . ST VEET POTATOE IS THE ONLY VARIETY that has given entire satisfaction in the Northwest . Kly stock now on hand Is large and of the best quality . 1 want fitly agents to sprout on shares in such parts of the West not yet supplied . All such applicants will be required to give good reuerences . Directions for sprouting will be sene to all customers . I regret to learn that some have sent out late maturing varieties , resembling the Kansemond In color , much to the damage of this production and early maturing variety . Prices low ; no charge for delivery at Terra Haute Railroad Depot . Address , J . W . TENBROOK , febl ___ _ Rockville , Indiana , -r ^_ FAIRBANKS IF * S C 2 ! E s I KB ¦ OP AU . KtKDS . / iH ^ i ^ Si !^ Fairbanks &amp; Greenleaf , ( a ^ Bgggaga 35 Lake Street , Chicago , BBTTTLL imnSSS Sold in SpringuTeld by ^** a »« S ^ £ ^ mayl-ly E . B . PEASE .
Page 19 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
Af ^ VA fe / s ? stWBcau * i V \ € i \ egtyfc MaffafcdU $ \^ | SJ * * Save thePieces ! ? - \ Tl At accidents wilt happen * even ( n . weH rejnitaf ed famUtet , U U very desirable to have some cheap and convenient way fbrreo &amp; iztng Furniture , Toys . Crockery , Jfce . SPftT . THJTQS PREPARED GLUE meets all such emergencies , and no household can afford to be withbutlt Itbalwaysttadyonduptotbesjlcktagpouit . There to no loneer a necessity for limping choirs , splintered veneers , headless dolls and broken cradles . It Is just the article for cone , shell and other ornamental work , so popular wttfc ladles of refinement and taste . , This admirable preparation Is used cold , being chemically held hi solution , and pecaesstng all the valuable qualities of the best cabinet makers glue . It may be used in the place of ordinary mucilage , being vastly more adhesive . USEFUL IN EVERY HOUSE . N . B—A brush accompanies each bottle . PRICS , 25 casts . Wholesale Depot , Ko . 3 Q P...
Page 20 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 February 1860
36 TELE ILLINOIS FAEMEE . PRINCE &amp; CO . S IMPROVED PATENT MELODEON . C 3-BO- . A .. FXIXCTOS Sa CO . ; 1 S ^ A-1 TTJT , - ^ CTTTI ? . BE , S ; , BUFFALO . XT- 5 T . Wholesale Depot , 87 Pulton Street , Mew-York , and 110 lake Street , Chicago * HL Combining all of their Recent Improvements—The Divided Swell , Organ , JtTelodeon , ffic . IMS DIVIDED SWELL CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED IN MEL 0 DE 0 NS OP OUR MANUFACTURE , — . •—»—» .. - - The Oldest Establishment in the United States , Employing Two Honored Hen , and Finishing Eighty Instruments Per Week * All Melodeons of onr manufacture , either sold by us or dealers In any part of tbe United States or Canadas , are warranted to be perfect tq . every respect ; and should any repairs be necessary before the expiration of une year from date of sale , we bold ourselves ready and willing to make tbe same free of charge , provided the Injury is not caused by accident or design / GEO . A . PRINCE &amp; CO ., UO I ^ A . ^ : E B...
THE ILLINOIS FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
THE ILLINOIS FARMER . PUBLISHED MONTHLY , BY - BiUHACHE &amp; BAKER , Jotnum , Orncs , SpatsoraLD , ILLDKUB . M . L . DTJJSIX . AF , Editor ., TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION . One copy , one year , in tulTftnce . SI 00 Five copies , * ¦ . . ... , . . . . . . . . . . ...... 8 75 Ten and one to the person getting up club T M Fifteen copies and over , 62 ^ cents each , and one to person getting tip club . CASH JUTES OF . ADTBBTIBBfO : - One dollar per nquare of ten lines , each Insertion .
CONTENTS : [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
CONTENTS : March 87 Rearing Calves .... . . , ; ffl Milk Sickness ... 8 S Chinese unit African Sugar Oanc ... 88 Value of Sorgho as food for stock 6 fl Chlne # » -Saa «* -C « y »—* ^ . i .., * ,.... 8 ? S ^ i ^^^^ ai ^ B ^^ Manny s Patent AdJustabteP ^ per and Mower ... .:... ... 42 To keepPotatoes trim Rotting ...... „ . - 43 South Pass Horticultural Society 42 Pear Culture . 48 TheWeedHook 48 State Natural History Society :. ; 48 Spring Duties . .:: 4 * Tbe Culture of Potatoes ...... 44 Tbe Farm and Garden . ...: 45 Bethlebemlte Apple 4 T Netrtoffn Spltienburg Apple „ 47 Vetches . . ... „; 4 T KingPhillipCorn :... $ . 4 T The Wholesale Nursery Trade and tbe Tree Peddlera .. . * .. 47 young s Adjustable Cultivator and Weed Exterminator ... 48 Commercial ... 49 EDIIOES TABLE . eleeiihg of the Executive Board of the State Agricultu- - ral Society .: ¦ :..... ............... 49 The corn market 49 Scarlet fever ... v . 49 Tbe Orchard .. ....: ., 49 Engravings . 60 Osage hedging . 50 Su...
MARCH [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
MARCH March is here , just ushering in the spring , born of winds , frost , sleet and rain . Winter is moving . , out -with his household goods , leaving the debris of his camping , in house , mcpurt yard and infield ,. and before . thelaughing , ; joyous , leaping Spring can , settle ; dpj , a in her quiet home , so long usurped by grim , stern , hyperborean winter , ancThis thousand satteliles , who have , held higfi , carnival on the stores that thej summer sun threw into the lap of autumn , : she jnust clean up the grounds thus . ^ desecrated ; the orchard trees must be looked ; after for dead and decaying branches , and Tthinnea of super ® upiStiCTOics &gt; ancp insects . The gardenWalks must be put : • in order , for winter , with his ; eyer busy frost , has been crumbling ; .. down thisirborders ; trees must bo tied up , roses uncovered arid cut back , and every part - of the garden searched and carefull yexamined , with pruning knife inhand .- The farm * fences must ...
. '" ' . ¦ • Bearing Mm . . * ' ¦' . v " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
. . ¦ • Bearing Mm . . * ¦ . v . .. Prom tbe Rural , American .. M B . EDTOBi- ^ Whh ^ aliftie , c &gt; re and , attention , it is as well tb raise gppd . ; cattle as poor ones ; but ; in order , rito . v ; do this , care most be taken in theifirst step ; , so I will-speak of calves . - ; , ;«¦ &lt;&gt;¦ I deem it- wi-pngto let calves-remain : - withthe ^ covs &amp; v ^ k ^ m ^^ iiamtia oj ; days ^ betterJnolf b . e allowed * to * TOck \ at all , as they will learn to driinfi . J much o ; i | iia ][ er , . . an dj | j t ^^ w ^ a | te ^^ i ^ longer ate ; , remains , wjthj ker ^ ealr , . jfie ,. mor . e / Bhe ; will resist .. beingjmilke . fl . ? ; . • ., ; :,, ^ I ^ wUl-here mention ; although itHis : a .- little ; from ray subject ^ ; thab a air ; lieifer »* calf shbnld rtof be fafteriedHdr y « al ? , as ? : a heifer becomes so &gt; ttttach ed 5 t 6 ^ er , cSif ;! ¦ wtoe . remaining . TOt ^ hit solong ; tntejfc- ^ mHch , ; whe nlheV ^ her ,. a...
Milk Sickness . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
Milk Sickness . Editor Illinois Farmer : DEAR SIR : —In the January number of your interesting paper , which greatly aids me iu keeping myself posted in regard to my prairie friends , I find on page six an article on the poisonous plants of Ohio , in which the Eupatorium ageratoides is aocueed of being the cause of milk-sickness , or at least of being injurious to cattle . The article is credited to the Ohio Farmer , hut I see it in your paper , and you appear to think the theory of its causing the disease is plausible . Many years ago I had a quantity of this plant sent me , with a similar accusation . My investigations at that time satisfied me of its harmless pharacters . My proof amounts to this , it grows abundantly everywhere in half-cleared woodland , cattle eat it frequently where no such disease is known . The account of Mr . Yeraiilya , in the Ohio Agricultural Report , is rery circumstantial , and he arrays testimony of many individuals in confirmation of his assertion , ...
Chincic and African Sugar Cans . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
Chincic and African Sugar Cans . Tor tba UUDOIB Fara . tr . Jt will , we think , no longer be denied that the Northern Sugar Cane is entitled to a rank among the staple products of our latitude . Its cultivation has ceased to be regarded as an experimental or a fancy enterprise . Year by year it has grown in the confidence of the agriculturalist , until it Jxaa achieved by its intrinsic merits a name and a place in onr list of staples . The amount of cane grown last season was considerably greater than that of any former year , while it is probable from present indications that tbe amount which will be planted the coming season will be greater than that of all previous years . This assumed ID crease is not attributable to any extraordinary success attending the operations of the last year , bnt rather to the fact that the results were for the most part remnneratire , notwithstanding the season was a most unpropitious one . The spring , as will be remembered , was wet and backward , ...
Taint of Sorgho as food for Stock . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
Taint of Sorgho as food for Stock . Editor Illinois Farmer : DEAB SIR : —About the fourth of June I trench plowed about one-third of an acre , by using two plows , or rather two plowinga in the same furrow , turning up the solid earth ten inches deep . - After harrowing I sowed at the rate of four bushels of Sorgho seed to the acre , harrowed fine and finished by rolling . It came up well andmade afine growth , until killed by frost in October ; let it stand some four days , when the leaves became cured , and then cut it with a common grass sythe , and shocked up without further curing , putting some two hundred pounds in each ahock—making forty shocks , or about four tons to tbe third of an acre . It has now been fed out , making Ample feed for eighteen head of cattle for twenty days , equal to feeding one head a year / It will require half an acre of corn to winter a cow , while half an acre of this cane will winter • two cows equally as well , while the labor in , its production ...
BUSHVTLM , 111 ., Jan . 25 , 1860 . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
BUSHVTLM , 111 ., Jan . 25 , 1860 . if . L . Dtatfap ; Editor of Illinois Farmer : BBAB SIR : —I received your s of the 3 rd insfc ., requesting information as to my experiment ^ with the Chinese . sugar cane , a few days since , and though , not aware that I can supply you with any additional information to what , I should suppose us generally known , or has been conveyed to the public through othersources , I will simply state my oxperioncc of last year , leaving to your dis cretionary power its disposal . I would recommend to those who design raising the article this year , to put in six or ei ght seeds to the hill , as my experience has shown that the cane is not liable to sucker when a large number of stalks come up to * gether . As regards the amount of molaaaes &lt; produced per acre , I find , from several acres measured , that I made last fall only from 150 to 175 gallons per acre . Olcott s statement of 468 gallon * per aore , I can hardly conceive correct , though...
vegetables tried by us m 1859 ., [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
vegetables tried by us m 1859 ., JAPAN APPLE PIE MELON . —This melon sustains its character established last year and is destined to be grown in garden and corn field thoroughput the prairie States . INDIAN BEAN . —This bean , lately brought from Kansas , where it was obtained of the Indians , grew and ripened where the common white bean was destroyed by frost . It is equal to the Lima and produces luxuriantly . We have some to spare . HUBBARD SQUASH . —This needs no commendation at our hands—its character is established and known , and -it speaks for itself to all who cat of it . No one Bhould grow a poorer squash , than this . JOSEPH S CORN . —This was grown by a neighbor , and is very highly recommended by nun . The seed cam * from California , where it is said to have yielded 210 bushels per acre . It grows upon a strong stalk , an inch , or more in diameter- and ei ght to ten feet in height . The head is compact , and wheu ripe hangs down like wheat . It is good cooked as rice ...