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Teas [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Teas There are a great variety of teas under name . Formerly Gunpowder and Imperial rated as best . Latterly best teas are fouud in other varieties : GREEN TEAS . —The following are the principal kinds : Twankay , Hyson-skin , Hyson , Gunpowder and Young Hyson . Young Hyson is a delicate young leaf , called in the original language Yu-tsien , ( before the rains ,, ) because gathered in the early spring . Hyson is from the Chinese word He-tchene , which means flourishing spring . This fine tea is gathered early in . the season and prepared with great care aud labor . Each leaf is picked separately and nipped off above the foot-stalk and every separate leaf is rolled in the hand . It is much esteemed for its flavor . Gunpowder Tea is only Hyson rolled and rounded , to give it the granular appearance , whence it derives its name . The Chinese call it Choo-cha , ( pearl tea . ) Hyson-skin , is so named from the Chinese term , in which connection skin means the refuse or inferior portion...

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From the Boston Cultivator . Pnmpkin Family . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

From the Boston Cultivator . Pnmpkin Family . If the farmer duly consults his interest , he will strive to have , ( rather than to be , ) some pumpkins . The vegetable to which we allude , comprises the many varieties known under the names of pumpkin and squash , of the curcurbita family . It is not too late to put in pumpkin and squash seeds , as the plants require heat to make them do well , and not much is gained , unless they are started in hot-beds and transplanted , by planting before the ground is well warmed . For feeding animals , the kind called the Yankee pumpkin , Connecticut pumpkin , & c , is best . It is hardy and productive . It will grow on almost any tolerably dry situation , yielding , of course , in proportion to the richness of the soil , and the care in cultivation . It is common to plant it in cornfields , where it often flourishes to such a degree , that after the corn is cut down , the ground is thickly dotted with the golden fruit . It may be as...

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The Wild Horse . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

The Wild Horse . The Sacramento , ( California , ) Journal , gives an interesting account of a noted wild horse which has lately been captured in that vicinity . The animal is known as the Prairie Chief , or wild horse of Yolo , and is considered the best native trotter in the State , and country . He had baffled for years repeated attempts to capture him , although every effort that ingenuity could devise and men exercise was tried years ago . More than forty horsemen , mounted on the very flower of the ranches , pursued time and again , often running him from sun to sun , and occasionally hunting him on the second day , when ho proved as fresh as on the first ; and never until at last captured , even when -hottest pursued , was he seen to break into a gallop . Trotting he could run round most horses galloping . Once he was decoyed by means of other horses into a corral , but on perceiving the snare he at one bound , cleared by several feet the bristling posts of the corral . A rew...

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Ornamental Plants . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Ornamental Plants . HOSE CUTTINGS . —When is a good time to root rose cuttings , and how , and in what soil ? [ G . Sherman , Huron county , Ohio . ] In the summer , choose a shady place—the north side of a wall or building is best , and prepare a soil from four to six inches deep , nearly all sand ; pit sand will do . A frame and glass is desirable , although they will root in the open soil if kept moist and shaded from the sun . In selecting the cuttings , choose the short jointed wood , usually that from which the flowers have recently fallen , taking a portion of the heel , or attachment to the larger shoot , with it . These being in what is called a half ripe state , remain green sufficiently long to enable the base toi callous over , after which the roots are quickly produced ; it may be known by its commencing to grow . The cutting is then a perfect plant , and ready for potting off . For a few cuttings , flowerpots may be used with bell or hand glasses to cover them . Those ...

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Golden Rules for Gardeners . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Golden Rules for Gardeners . JNever work with bad tools . The difference between the work done in a month would buy a set of new ones . Have a place for every tool , and never , leave one out of its place ; or , to go further , a place for everything , and everything in its place . Never waste animal or vegetable refuse . The very soap-suds from the laundry are rich manure . Have all flower-pots washed , dried , and put- away as soon as they are empty . Never fill a pot so full of soil but that it may hold water enough to go through it ; every pot should have an inch of space above the compost . Never grow a bad variety of anything , if you can help it . It takes the same room , and wants the same attention as a good one . Never buy cheap seed . It is only by getting good prices that a seedsman can supply articles to be depended on . Cover all seeds with at least their own thickness of soil ; but as some of it gets washed off , you must allow for it . Gather fruit in dry weather , a...

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Pruning . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Pruning . From a paper read before the Cincinnati Horticultural Society , by E . J . Hooper . The principal objects of pruning , are to procure a good bole or trunk for timber ; to form a head moderately open and spreading ( if a standard orchard ) for the protection and healthy and perfect development of fruit ; and subserve in some measure the purpose of ornament . To , effect these objects with the least trouble and greatest advantage upon all non-resinous trees , the following directions are recommended . 1 . Begin to prune the tree when it is young . 2 . Cut close and smooth to the bole or limb . 3 . Cut , when small , to branches which are likely to cross one another , or which are likely to interfere , or become useless and dead , and which , if suffered to remain , will require to be removed at a more advanced period of growth ; when very large they would create too great a shock upon the vital energies of the plant . 4 . Avoid pruning to excess under our hot sun . Let the b...

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CUlcago , Alton 3 c St , Tjonls K . R . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

CUlcago , Alton 3 c St , Tjonls K . R . Having always cherished a feeling of deep interest in this Road , it is gratifying to us to observe the immense increase in its business . In addition to two passenger trains each way daily , there arrive here every evening , throe or four freight trairs from the North , and as many from the South , all heavily laden with merchandise , lumber , cattle , stone , coal , < fcc . All goods from Boston and New York , for this place , and the surrounding towns , and , in fact , nearly the entire busines of Bloomington , is done at the depot of this Road . Every merchant speaks of this as the best route . Every stock dealer praises its facilities for shipping stock and the accommodating character of its officers , and every dry goods box on the streets is marked via Jolietto Bloomington -practically showing the extended popular feeling regarding this Road . The above remarks , which we take from the Bloomington Pantagraph , will apply with...

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COMMMICATIOnS [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

COMMMICATIOnS Cnrcnlio-An infallible Remedy and no Mistake . EDITOR ILLINOIS PABMBB : The subscriber has paid some attention to the cultivation of ihe Pium for the last twenty yeurs . 1 have not succeeded very well with uny liiud except the Damson , which flourished very well in my little Fruitery . The trees grew luxuriantly and bore an abundant crop eveif year . But that . little pest of the plum , the Curculio , would pay them his annual visits and ruin ouefourih or one-halt ot the crop . 1 tried various remedies which I founc Irom time to time , recommendtd in the papers . But none of them seemed to . stay its ravages , notwithstanding many of them were pronounced to be sure preventives , until I tried the remedy recommended by William Adair , in the Horticulturist of April , 1855 , page 172 , in the following words , to-wit : As soon as the fruit is as large as peas , take a common paint brush , or any other brush , or a wollen rag , and some fish oil , and cover all the princi...

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Agricultural Fairs . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Agricultural Fairs . EDITOT ILLINOIS FA « MEB : I am well pleased with the suggestions made by Justice in tbe ^ last number of the Farmer in relation to a Central Agricultural Society . His reasons are good , and many more might be offered . Illinois is : it great and growing state , and if every man engaged in agricultural and mechanical operations were interested , as they should be , the product of their labor could not possibly be accommodated at one time and place . Let there be union of action , as to the State Society . lam a strong union man ; but let there be four branches of the State Society formed—east , west , north and south ; let them hold , their fairs previous to the State Fair ; then come together with their best productions to the centre of the State , where it should be permanently located and it would then work wonders for Illinois . Justice says we . have been abused without cause . Who cares for that ? There are some men if they did not assail some one we woul...

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Gypsum . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Gypsum . Gypsum , or sulphate of lime , has been found to be of great benefit if applied to sundry garden vegetables , peas , beans , & c . It acts beneficially only on soils which are naturally dry , or have been made so by drainage . It is felt most on sands and loams . A small quantity of gypsum can be used advantageously in gVrdens . It usually does most good when sown on the surface . A spoonful applied to a hill of beans , cucumbers , & c , would give them a start that would well pay for the trouble of applying it .

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Harvest . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Harvest . We are now in the middle of the wheatharvest in this section of Illinois . We judge from representations of those who ought to know , that there will . he an average yield of wheat . Some fields will fail almost entirely ; others will yield half a crop ; and again others will yield immense crops . The season has been fine , so far for harvesting ; the weather quite , dry and hot . Some days the mercury has been up to 91 degrees in the shade : Nearly all the wheat will be cut by Harvesters ; and we suppose that three hundred have been sold in Sangamon county the present season . In a week or two the new crop will be in market . At present there seems to be no purchasers of wheat . We hope the market will open at $ 1 per bushel ; though we are not sanguine of that .

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Work , hut don't Worn [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Work , hut dont Worn Work , work , but dont worry , oh no , oh no ; The less that you hurry the faster youll go ; All worry , no Work , standelh still in the tire ; All work , and no worry , soon wins bis desire . Work , worK ! it is hearty ! hut worry losks pale ; In its eye there s a wildness , its vigor doth fail , Its nerve is not firm , nor its tootstepa so free ; Work , work , not worry is that which suits me . Work , hearty work ! see what it hath wrought , For right and for truth , what battles h » th fought ; What blessings hath won , and what benefits given , For man , and tiis workers on earth and HI heaven . But worry , poor worry ! say what hath it done , But to flutter around ai . d repina when atone ? It hath stung ils own heart , and dug its own grave , But ever been powerless to bless o r to save . Work , work , saith the Scriptures , but worry nowhere , Faith , faith it rejoices , and forbids eveiy care ; With laborsof love the hearts it would fill . And the peace ...

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' Poland Oats . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Poland Oats . This variety of oats is cultivated to some extent in northers and western New York , and is likely to prove a valuable acquisition to the farmer . We do not know that it has yet been tried in Western Pennsylvania . If it has , we would like to hear from the cultivator . In the Country Gentleman , we find a communication from J . A . Clark , of Marion , Wayne county , Mew York , front which we extract ihe following paragraph : ¦ I have grown the white Roland Oats for four or five yeais , and fit . d them good producers on good soils . The oiily faun foui . d with them , is , ibat they are liable to lodge on tome soils , when nearly npe , owu . g to the weight of grain , ibis can in a measuie be remedied by culling as soon i-s the straw turns yellow below the head . The White Poiand , or more correctly the Friezeland or Dutch , has a large white gram , mostly double , the large awi . ed , tne awns mote or less twisted . TMs o . it requires a rich , warm snil , It is a we...

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Cauliflower and its Cnltnre [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Cauliflower and its Cnltnre The Cauliflower belongs to the Brassica or Cabbage family , of wbich it is one of the tenderest and most delicate members . While the common cabbage , however , forms a compact head of its leaves under favorable culture , the flower buds of the Cauliflower form a close , firm , white and delicate head , which , when properly prepared , constitutes a luxurious delicacy which no one , after having once tasted , will he willing to forego . For northern culture , the Cauliflower should be sown in a hot bed in March or early in April , and in May the plants should be transplanttd at such distances as are suitable for common cabbages . It is a rough feeder—consequently the soil can hardly be too rich for its growth . Decayed vegetable matter is favorite food for it , though compost of muck , ashes , and lime or plaster , proves an excellent substitute . Soap suds is an agreeable condiment . Frequent hoeingo , especially in dry seasons , hasten its growth . It i...

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Bow to get Fruit Trees to Your Liking . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Bow to get Fruit Trees to Your Liking . MR . EDITHC —In the fall . Oclober or Noven >« ber , take a branch of an apple or pear tree , such as suits your , taste , take off down to the third years growth , cut it smooth and rub it on a redhot iron so as to scorch and shut the . pores of the wood thoroughly ; then bury in tbe ground all but the last year s growth . If placed in . good ground and well taken care of , you will have , fi uit in five or six years . I have sometimes dipped tbe lower end in melted rosin , but think burning preferable . I have a tree near my door that is nine . feet high and well proportioned , that I took from a graft foiir years ago ; to Ibis rosin was applied , jind whatever sprouts sprung up tbe next summer ^ vere bent down and became roots . We can get fruit , consideranly quicker this way than from seeds , and we know what We have growing , and when grown the whole tree is of the same kind , and whatever sprouts come from the roots in after ...

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Wheat [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Wheat Who have raised the best crops of wheat the present season ? The question from a slight examination of some fields , and from more inquiry , may be thus answered—those have raised the best crops who had their ground in the best order and put their seed into the ground in the most thorough man * ner . . Wheat is said to do best in com here . Why is this so ? Because in keeping corn clean by good cultivation , the land is thoroughly pulverized , and so far prepared for sowing ; , and another fact is , that the ridges and other inequalities of surface on corn ground , seem to retain the snow and prevent the winter-killing of the wheat . So say those who have experience on this subject , and we have no doubt that their convictiori 8 % re just . But still we are of the opinion , that wheat on well . prepared fallow grouud , will produce ^ r a heavier crop than on corn ground . We have in our mind s eye at this moment an eighty acre field of wheat on the farm of Mr . Neil MTaggart ,...

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"We don't take the Papers . " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

We dont take the Papers . Happening to stop at a farm house , lately , somewhere , not a thousand miles from Sangamon couoty—the first thing we ascertained was that there were three hundred and twenty acres in the farm ; that some of the improvements were nineteen years old , and that a family of children had been brought up on the farm . The house was a log house , badly built , and in worse condition . There had formerly been a yard about part of it , in which there were heaps of chip manure , old logs , some too large to burn , old sleds , broken wagon wheels , old plows , and rubbish , generally . These were the happy abodes , as I would suppose of fleas and other insects . These domains were garnished in one part by May weed , and in others there were sprinklings of the Jimson . The inside of the house was in keeping with the outside . There were some girls there that we would not have kissed for their part of the plantation . Some conversation took place and inquiries made for...

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The Season . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

The Season . It will be no news to tell our readers that the season is a very dry one . This drought has extended over a large portion of our State ; but we are glad to learn that in many parts , latterly , there have been fine rains . In Central Illinois , however , the drought is oppressive , small streams are dried up ; the potatoe crop seriously injured , and much of the corn is suffering . Garden vegetables have been mostly cut off . . Grass is light , and altogether the prospect is not pleasant for the farmer .- We trust , however , that raina are near at hand , and that corn and late potatoes will feel their reviving influence . Grass and oats cannot , however , be benefitted by coming rains . -But fevy oats will be worth cutting ; and hay will be an article which will pay well next winter . FARHKKS!—See to it that you save all the fodder , hay and straw you possibly can , for the coming winter ! You will want it then . You can make all the straw useful as feed with a good st...

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Corn [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Corn Passing some fields of corn a few days ago , we could not but remark on the difference of two fields , of similar soil , arid which , apparently , had the same culture . • In answer to an inquiry , we fonrid the following to be the facts in relation to these two fields . The farm had been cultivated forsbme thirty-four years , arid that cultivation Was of the old fogy order . The corn land had been plowed five or six inches d 6 ep , land the soil below in summer , in dry weather , was of the consistency of sun dried brick . Of course , unless the season ; should be favorable , there would be only a medium crop . Last spring , by advice of a neighbor , the farmer was induced to give one field a thorough and deep plowing ; while the other only received the usual plowing . The two fields of corn now present an entirely dissimilar appearance . One is tall , black , healthy ; the other is small , evidently stunted , and must produce , rain or no rain , a poor crop of corn . We hope ...

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Michigan Double Plow . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Michigan Double Plow . A writer in the Country Gentleman says : This is a valuable instrument , I have owned one since September , 1852 , and used it sufficiently to wear out many points and one land side , and have this day replaced the worn parts with new , and commenced turning a stony piece of land , that , from causes needless to mention here , has been clown too long—consequently June grass has taken the place of the clover , and now stands 9 inche 3 high in defiance of stock , and seemingly boasts of becoming lord supreme of the premises ; but my Michigan plow , with 3 horses , is putting it in the bottom of a 9 inch furrow , perfectly covered , and a good quantity of loose dirt about it , that will only need the harrow and gang plow to make it the most desirable preparation for wheat . With me nothing is equal to it for plowing corn stubble , and other material that should be put out of the way in preparing land properly for a crop . At this depth , ( 5 inches ) it can be so...

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