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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
ASHLEY NURSERY AND GARDENS . HAVING SOME HEAVY LIABILITIES to meetthis coming spring , we offer to farmers and the planters generally , great inducements In the way of finely grown apple , pear , peach , cherry , plum , quince , apricot and nectarine trees ; also , currants , gooseberries , strawberries , and all the small fruits ; together with a fine assortment of ornamental trees , shrubs and vines , evergreens , roses and bedding plants , grape vines , as low as any nursery In the . west . Send for catalogues . Addresss JOHN M . HUNTER , marl- » lm Ashley , Washington Oo ., 111 .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
BLOOMINGTON NURSERY , ILLINOIS . QA ACRES FRUIT , ORNAMENTAL AND \ J \ JNursery Stock—FOB CASH . 10 , 000 Root Grafts $ 50 . Per 1 , 0 ( 0—Apple , one to three and four years , $ 20 to $ 95 ; Strawberry , Wilson s Albany $ 10 , other fine lots $ &amp; Asparagus , two years , $ 3 ; Ehubarlt , Llnneu s best , two sites , ? GO to $ S 5 ; Gooseberry , Houghton , two and -three years , $ 40 ; Currant , Bed , two years , $ 80 ; XnergreetiB , American and Foreign , $ 15 to $ 80 . Grapes , old and new , a great variety , very low . Per 100—Orange Raspberry , Lawton Blackberry , $ 7 ^ DaAtlas , green $ 10 , dry $ 15 ; Verbena * , 140 sorts , $ 5 to 8 ; Dyclytras , $ 8 . Per dozen—Tiger Flowers , Double Tuberose , GO cents ; Phloxes , Rose Geraniums , $ 1 60 ; Delphiniums , Campanulas , Lemon Verbenas , $ 2 . Prince Albert Potatoes , packed , $ 1 GO , bush , Rosis , Bulbs , Greenhouse , Garden Plants , 4 c . See new list . p . K . PHCENIX . marl-4 m
Ornamental and Deciduous Trees . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
Ornamental and Deciduous Trees . KAHEOFTBEK . JT . HiaH . EACH . DOZ . nCXP Abele , silver 8 to 6 $ 1 00 $ 5 6 to 10 25 c 200 10 Purple Fringe Tree 80 c Ash , European 5 to 6 25 c 3 00 13 Birch , white European . 5 to 0 25 c 2 00 14 Butternut 4 to 8 25 c 2 60 18 Black Walnut 4 to 8 35 c 2 00 18 Elm , American white 6 to 5 25 o 9 GO IS Elm , European 8 to 6 25 c 2 50 15 Larch , European 4 to 6 25 c 2 60 16 Larch , American 8 to 6 25 a 2 BO 16 Maple , American silver leaved .... 8 to 10 80 c 8 SO 25 .... 0 to 8 25 o 2 BO 15 Mountain Ash , European .... 8 to 10 BOc 4 00 80 * 6 to 8 80 c 2 60 75 5 to 620 c 200 10 oakleaved 6 to 8 60 c 8 50 weeping 8 to 10 $ 1 Poplar , Lombswdy ; . 8 to 1280 c 8 00 18 Willow , gold barked 6 to 8 25 o 2 50 15 Ev er gr eetia . At Retail , except where noted . 25 cts . per foot for Good Specimens . American Arbor Tito , Balsam Fir , Red Cedar , Austrian Pine , Scotch Pine , White Pine , Hemlock , Norway Sprece , White Spruce , Irish Juniper ; Evergreen Cypr...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
Condensed Catalogue ot FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES , PLANTS , &amp; C . CULTIVATED AND FOR SALE AT THE EVERGREENS , Lamoille , Bureau co ., Illinois , BT HAMCKL KDWARDS . Specimen orchards were commenced in 1844 . and number several thousand trees . Some 150 varieties have froiicd . GenuLoetieBB of varieties es labeled , guaranteed . Strawberries , Currants , Gooseberries and Rhubarb , are cultivated largely for market , and plants can be furnished In quantities at very low rotes . Much attention has been given to the cultivation of Evergreens , for screens from the bleak windi of the prairies ; some good specimens of which can be shown , of sufficient rise to demonstrate their practical value . Nearly fifty varieties have been tested , as many as forty-five of which are recommended by Eastern Nurserymen . Very many of them are worthless here . Twenty-two varieties were awarded the first premium andagratnityatthe Stato Fair , Centralis , 185 S ; SO varieties were awarded the ...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
/ W^^ K^\ /¦ Jgr // ECONOMY ! S A ^&gt;\ ijg *) BisfsiEGsSa ? tt \ 5 I L ^* Save the Pieces ! ® * VJ Aa accidents will happen , even in mil regulated famUiei , it is Hrj desirable to have some cheap and convenient way for repairing Furniture , Toys . Crockery , Ac . SPALDINGS PREPARED GLUE meets all such emergencies , and no household can afford to be with eat It . ItlB » Iw « j * raarlT « ii &lt; ltnjtoUie »«&lt;* lngpciiit . Therelano longer a necessity lor limping chairs , splintered veneers , headless dolls and broken cradles . It Is just the article for cone , thtil sod Other ornamental work , so popular with ladies of refinement and taste . This admirable preparation Is used cold , being chemically held in solution , and possessing 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 IVERY HOUSE . - N . B . —4 . brush accompanies each bottle . Pares , 35 ce...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
GREAT REDUCTION TO OLTJBSI SOBSCaiBB ROW FOB . TBS Illinois State Journal , A \ reliable Xeieepaper , and a faithful advocate of Republican principles—Published at Springfield , Illinois , BI BAILHAOBE * BilBB , The season for forming clubs Is at hand , and In order to enable our friends to compete with the agents or Eastern publications we have determined to offer the Weekly JOUXKAI . at the following low prices , tor the next thirty days : TERMS TO OLOBS—CASH IN ADVAHCK . Six copies for one year $ 7 50 Ten » MOO Fifteen 16 W Twenty v .. 2000 Thirty ..... . . ..... ;„ .. ; ....... 8000 All persons sending clubs of ten , fifteen and twenty subscribers at the above rates , will be entitled to an extra copy free : and all persons sending clubs of thirty arabscribers , Bhatt receive two extra copies of the paper free , ot a copy of Godcy s Lady s Book ; for 1800 , If preferred . We hope our friends will respond liberally fa -view of the above reduction of rates . Each paper will be add...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1860
52 THE JXLIJSTOIS FARMER . ___________ IMPROVED PATENT MELQBEO . N. C 3-BO . __ . _ , _ = ti _ src _ 3 _ s co . _ _ i _^ 3 &gt; Ttj _?_ k . c _ i _ r _ -i _! K . s , BT _ r _ i _ = , _ k , _ . o . . NVST . Wholesale Depot . 87 Tultori Street , „ ew York , and 110 Lake Street . Chicago , HI . ! * | Combining all of their Recent Improvements- —The Divided Swell , Organ a Jtlelodeon , &amp; c . I THE DIVIDED SWELL CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED IN MELODEONS OF OUR MANUFACTURE . I *&gt;¦¦»» The Oldest Establishment in the United States , Employing Two Hundred Men , and Finishing Eighty Instnunenta Per TVeek . All Melodeons of onr manufacture , either sold by na or dealers in any part of the United Slates or Canada *? , are warranted to be perfect in every respect ; and should any repairs be necessary before the expiration of one year from date at sole , we hold ourselves ready and willing to make the same free of charge , provided the injury is not caused by accident or de...
THE ILLINOIS FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
THE ILLINOIS FARMER . PUBLISHED MONTHLY , ar BAItHACHE &amp; BAKER , JotWUL OfriCE , flPBIKCNELl &gt; , iLLtKOIB . M . L . DTJKLAP , Editor . TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION . One copy , oat year , In advance $ 100 Five copies , 8 78 Ten * and one to tbe person getting upcluh ...., TM Fifteen copies and orer , 62 # cents each , and one to person getting up dob . CUB SATES OF ADVEHTISWQ I One dollar pet square of ten lines , each insertion .
CONTENTS . ' [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
CONTENTS . April 58 Blackberry Wine .. - H Housekeeping . ; .. 54 Farm Houses , 61 farm Oalltuv-aud Tiaber Qwwliig . r .,. . „ 65 _ Agricultural Progress In Adams ............ / .... .......,-. _ 66 snap s wWiiou * . ^^ Grafting the Cherry , « tc ,... 67 Small Fruits . . &amp; 7 Winter Wheat ., 63 Home Talk 63 Spalding * * Prepared Glue 6 S Wine Sap—Battle s Janet : 89 Spring In Egypt 69 Important Discovery &amp; 9 County Fairs . 60 Premiums offered by the Illinois State Agricultural Sooty- &amp; Fairbanks 1 Scales fit The Fireside 61 Spring UOomlng ..... . 6 * J The Farmer s Enemies 63 EDITORS TABLE : Tbe Farmer ., -63 TheOhloFarmer 68Transactions of OMo Pomologies ! Society .... 68 The Rural Annual , 1660 € 8 The Architect s and Mechanic s Journal 68 Editors Work . ,. 68 Bloomlngton Nursery 63 Weekly Illinois State Journal 68 Ohio Cultivator „ M Chfa ; or Earth Almond 54 Northwestern Farmer ,. ,. 64 Lamoille Nursery 61 Sweet Potatoes , 61 . Silver Maple See...
iP Bl fc . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
iP Bl fc . Cone , gentle Spring 1 ethereal mildness , come , And from the bosom of yon dropping cloud , While music wakes around , veiled in a shower Of shadowing roses , on our plains descend . CrHOKFSON 8 SK 1 SOKS . March , with its sunshine , its chilly blast and fitful gusts of heat and cold , as it battled with the Winter King for the rights of Spring , has passed , and April , with its more mild and genial , though oft-dripping skieB , is hailed with delight , and The glorious sun Stays in bis coarse , and plays the alchemist , Turning , with splendor of nls precious eye . The meagre , cloddy earth to guttering gold . The wheat , oats , rye and barley are sown ,-and . aye . sending r j } pL . thej £ . rank foUagtJtb drinKin * theldndly / sho % er ; the vernal flowers are bowing their modest heads , or peering out along the garden borders , almost doubttul if Spring has come ; the buds upon shrub and tree are preparing to burst forth into leafy splendor , while the embryo flow...
BlacHtiry Wine . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
BlacHtiry Wine . For the Illinois Fanner . ASHLET , March 12 , I 860 . EDITOR . ILLINOIS FARMER : —The way we made our wines is as follows : 3 berries and 5 waters ; that is , 3 cations of good ripe berries well washed , and then add water to the berries enough to strain out 8 gallons of liquid , and then add 3 lbs . of brown sugar to overy gallon of liquid , and mix well and let it stand 24 hours and scum , and then put in cask , fill full , leare the bung out for six weeks ; fill up the cask every day as it works out . I think it would be better to put half and half berries and water ; that is , hare one gallon of berries make two gallons of liquid . Yours respectfully , CHENEY POST &amp; Co . We have a sample of the blackberry wine of Messrs . Cheney Post &amp; Co ., and pronouoce it superior to any samples exhibited at the State Fair , and with one exception , the best that we have met with , and that was made with loaf sugar which gave it a clear , light color ,...
Houscktepin ; . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
Houscktepin ; . For the Illinois Farmer . CHICAGO , March 16 , 1 S 60 . EDITOR ILLINOIS FARMER : — The March number of the Illinois Farmer , came to hand just in time to relieve the tedium of convalescence from sickness . I have read it carefully , and recognize but one deficiency in its conduct , viz not telling the wives and sisters hoio to cook those fine varieties of squashes , beans , etc ., etc . I am not a very old or experienced housekeeper—only an average one—but if you have a corner for a few good recipes , I will cheerfully furnish them . The old-fashioned method of putting up apple sauce for the winter , out of down apples when cider is sweet and cheap ,-is familiar to every one who has had access to a bounteous farmer s table . But with those farmers , who put up a large quantity of fruit in the Fall , there will always be much that will rapidly decay on the approach of warm weather . My method has been to sort them over weekly , and carefully * peeling and coring the d...
Firm llouics . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
Firm llouics . A New York merchant of wealth purchased a farm out west for a promising son ; within a year he became unwell . Inquiries were made as to his sleeping room ; the answer was , that he had for his chamber a large upper room , well lighted . His sister paid him a visit , and soon observed that his clothing in his wardrobe was damp , while that in the drawers were actually moulded ; when the fact presented itself , that the room was on the north side , of the house , overlooking an immense prairie , and that no ray of sunshine ever entered fiom one year s end to another . He returned to New York ana died of tuberculous disease , which , with great certainty was hastened , if not originated , by the unfortunate position of his chamber . The lesson is , that the family room , the sleeping apartment , the study , in short , any apartment which is occupied for the greater part of each twenty-four hours , Bhould have its windows facing the south , as nearly as possible , so tha...
Firm Cellars and Timber Growing . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
Firm Cellars and Timber Growing . Tnscou , Jll ., March T , 1880 . EDITOR ILLINOIS FARMER : —Can you or some of your correspondents give me some information in relation to that important part of a farmer s home comfort , a good cellar ? 1 st . Where would yon put it , under the house or have it separate ; is it not unhealthy under the house ? 2 d . Of what would you construct it , to have it dry , well lighted and ventilated , rat and mice proof ? 3 d . Can you give us any directions in growing forest trees , say a grove of four acres , so as to shelter the orchard and farm crops from severe winds , the timber for posts when hedges are not wanted , and for tbe repairing and making of farm tools ? How would you prepare the ground , what trees would you plant , and how cultivate them ? Ought not tbe rows to run so as to conduct the winds around the orchard ? An answer through the FABMBR would much oblige . Yours , &amp; c , WM . L . PROSE . Farmer Prose has given us a pretty e...
Agricultural Progress in Adams . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
Agricultural Progress in Adams . QmscT , March 12 , I 860 . Editor Illinois Farmer : I herewith send you a statement iu regard to a crop of potatoes entered for premium at our last county fair , you can do as you think best about publishing it , at any rate , it will show what can be done in Adams county in the way of raising potatoes . Valentine Davis , being duly sworn , says : that he raised a crop of potatoes on his farm in Concord township , Adams county , the present season , on land measuring one half acre ; and that the produce of said crop was two hundred and eighty ( 280 ) bushels , estimated b y legal measurement , being equal to five hundred and sixty ( 560 ) bushels per acre ; that the specimens presented are a fair average sample of the whole crop , &amp; c . And in answer to the questions as printed in our lists , he replied as follows : 1 . Kind of son ? A . Rather sandy timbered land . 2 . What kind , and how much , manure applied ? A . No manure for sevente...
siSv ^ lfilffiS ^ [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
siSv ^ lfilffiS ^ We often have patches of weeds to plow under . Sometimes tho weeds in our buckwheat patch get so high that we cannot cover them . This , to us , was a source of annoyance . We first tried the log chain ; but it was not satisfactory . Wo next bolted a piece of timber to the beam , at the end of which we put through a bolt . This did the work quite satisfactorily , and we used it several years . We then thought of substituting iron for wood ; and after several attempts , ( for we are no great genius at invention , ) we succeeded in getting the weed hook as herewith presented . We have no idea of making it any more perfect , and give full permission to any one who will improve upon it . The most stubborn corn-stalks must yield to it ; the tallest of weeds must come under . But we must give you notice that loose rubbish will clog it , and it is useless to put it in a field of dry weeds , loose at the bottom , dead tumble weeds , or anything that is not fast to the grou...
Eraft . nr the Cherry , etc . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
Eraft . nr the Cherry , etc . Downing says that grafting commences earliest with the cherry and plum , and ends with the pear and apple . Tho precise time of course varies with the season and tbe climate , but is generally comprised from February to the middle of April . That so close observers as the brothers Downing -should write so loose a paragraph , on such an important subject , we are at a loss to determine , other than that grafting is not well understood in New York , or that budding is more popular . Grafting the cherry is so little resorted to there , that we may take a little of both conclusions .. On the prairies the new set buds of the cherry are liable to winter kill , more especially on the Mahaleb 8 nd Mazzard stocks , which are often killed to the ground , bud and all ; at the same time the Morrello presents a hardy stock for us , though it must be confessed with the bad habit . of sending up suckers ; but with deep tillage and deep planting , this will to some ext...
Small Frnils . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 April 1860
Small Frnils . At the meeting of the State Horticultural Society at Eloomington , it was suggested tha the so-called small fruits be called the groat fruits , from the fact that at the north they arc reall y the most valuable and reliable , ready at all seasons , either fresh from vine or shrub , dry ia the pantry , or cozily stowed away in a cool nook in the cellar in can or jar ; in fact , tlicy are the fruit of the year , and must have some more significant name than the term small , for though small in size compared to the orb-like fpple , yet from their great valueasa staple luxury , they rank high and large . Though cheaply grown and a sure crop , yet by being termed small they have been overlooked . Lot us give them a name that shall be significant of their value , and they will thrive in every farmer s garden , in every mechanic s village plat , and along the borders of every yard . Make them popular and they will be grown , show them to be profitable and they will be cultiv...