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MISCELLANEOUS ^ [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
MISCELLANEOUS ^ Taking Care of Herbaceous Plants . E . B . EEXFORD . As herbaceous or perennial plants cannot , from the peculiar habit or nature of their growth , bo pruned like shrubs , many persons who sec that something needs doing to them , let them alone , because they dont know what to do . But few of them grow well and blossom profusely after the second year if the roots are not divided . It is . a good pian to cut away a good share of the plant after blooming each season . In doing this , aim to cut away old roots as much as possible , and leave new and strong ones . If you do this and keep the soil rich about them , there will be no need of taking up the plants and resetting them after dividing the roots , as many do . The result is the same in both cases , but the former plan is the easiest to put into operation . Always , after the period of bloom is over , remove all stalks on which seeds would bo ripened . It exhausts a plant much more to perfect seed than it does to b...
OUR FARM . ___ WAYNE , DTJ PAGE CO ., ILL Conducted by P . II . JACOB ,.. [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
OUR FARM . ___ WAYNE , DTJ PAGE CO ., ILL Conducted by P . II . JACOB ,.. Operations at the Experimental Farm . Although subject to many delays , owing to the time required in making our selection , to say nothing of the unfavorable season , wo have not been Idle since we procured our excellent farm for experimental purposes . Buildings are being erected and enlarged , and the ground prepared for coming crops . We shall undertake several enterprises that will be of service to those who are interested in farm machinery . Several new and improved implements have already been shipped to us for trial , among the number being the Manny Seeder and Cultivator , manufactured by the F . II . Manny Manufacturing Co ., Waukegan . 111 ., a Streeter Flexible Harrow , made by H . A . Streeter , 80 Illinois street , Chicago , a Coates Hay Rake , from H . A . Coates , Reliance , Ohio , a McCallum wagon , from J . A . McCallum &amp; Bros ., Manufacturing Co ., South Elgin , !!! , , and we be...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Death of Charles Eeade . The cable conveyed to us on April 11 th the sad intelligence that Charles Reade , the celebrated English novelist , was dead . The demise of this keen , vigorous and satirical writer , always an indefatigable student of all phases of nature and human character , has taken from the field of literature one of its brightest stars . In style and language Charles Reade was never dull or commonplace , and in the arrangement of plot , vivid incidents and situations , he displayed artistic genius of the highest order . The crisp and forcible utterances of his characters renders his works peculiarly easy of dramatization , and many of them have been produced upon the stage with great success . Mr . Reade was a prolific writer . Beginning his literary career with Peg Wofflngton , he next wrote Christie Johnstone , which was followed in quick succession by It is Never too Late to Mend and a short tale entitled True Love . Jack of All Trades was published in 1858 ; Love...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
To nil in Sunshine calm and sweet . CONDUCTED HY HKI . KN S TANNARD . SP 11 INC AfELODV Laud the flM wring daisies ; Chant aloud their praises : Send Ihi : children up To the high hills lop . Tax not the strength nf their young ha 11 , 1 . 1 Tn increase uotir lands . Gathii * the primroses . Mat . ¦ ¦ haiulfuts hitt , pastes . Tale them to the little girls who are . at , tew * in mills Pluck the violets lilite . Ah , pluck- not a few ! Knomt -st thou what ( joml thoughts , from . I 1 eurr . 11 The violet instils ? ( five the children . holidays ; ( And let them be jolly dans ;) ( Irantfrealom to the children in this . hi / iuis spring . Belter men hereafter Shall we have for laughter Freely shouted to the woods till all the . echoes ring . Semi the children up To the high hilt s top . Or deep into the woods recesses . To woo spring s caresses . A Great Food Fair . During this month there will be held in London a great world s fair , which , if it carries out all the designs of its p...
Improved Method of Wheat Culture . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Improved Method of Wheat Culture . Any method that enables the yield of wheat to be increased should be adopted , but if such im proved methods demand a greater outlay for labor than the receipts , no benefit can result ; but if , on the contrary , the receipts are proportionately greater than the expense , the cost is really nothing provided the gain is in excess of the expenditure . The European systems of wheat culture , especially those of Belgium , are such as to procure enormous yields per acre ; but in order to do so the labor and fertilizers enter largely into the cost . The advantage , however , of concentrating the production to limited areas enables the entire country to produce enough for the support of its population . If we can utilize space by high culture it is evident that the advantage is one that pertains to the community as well as to the individual , to say nothing of the employment furnished to a greater number or persons . On our experimental farm the methods ...
SIXTY-FOUR THOUSAND [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
SIXTY-FOUR THOUSAND At the time of going to press with the May issue , we have only received , so far on our second hundred thousand , sixty-four thousand subscribers , and it will therefore be necessary to postpone the award of presents from May 1 to Sept 1 . By the latter date we shall surely have the desired number , and the award will take place . We hope all of our old and new friends will take hold in good earnest and help us get the required number at the time set . Tlie FABM , FIELD AJ _ D FIBESIDE was never better or more ably edited than now , and as a trusted , clean , wholesome , family pajier it will increase its circulation steadily and find favor day by day in new homes all over the country . After you have read your paper , show it to your friends and ask them to subscribe . MAY is the month for garden operations . Have a little of everything . EVEN medicines are adulterated , although hut few suspect the fact . OUB new journal , the Pou 1 try Keeper , created a boom...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Farm , Field ^ Fireside . PUBLISHED TNE FIRST OF EACH MONTH . Subscription Price * 91 . 0 O per Tear . In ud . nnce . Single l-uraberu , 10 Cents . Subscription . may he sent direct to tlie office , or glren to any of our authorized traveling agents . Change * .-Subscribers wishing to change their Post Office address must send then former as well as the address to which they wisli their paper sent . Kemlttnneei * . — Money may be sent at our risk by postal order , express order , in aregistered letter or by draft Eayable in New York or Chicago , or by express , tont send personal checks on local banks as wc will not accept them . —Stamps . —One or two cents taken ln sums less than one dollar . Correspondence .-Wc invite correspondence on subjects of interest to our readers , for either the Farm or Home Departments , but respectfully request that all such articles anal I be short and concise . CompenMntion . —Where compensation is requested , the price must accompany each article . D...
Agricultural Tariff Rates . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Agricultural Tariff Rates . For the Information of those who are not familiar with the rates on the products of the farm , we will state that the duty on animals ( except for breeding purposes ) is 10 per cent ; barley , 15 cents a bushel ; barley malt , 20 per cent ; oats , 10 cents a bushel ; peas , beans , etc ., 10 per cent ; bristles , 15 cents a pound ; currants 1 cent a pound ; lemons and oranges 20 per cent ; hay 20 per cent ; hemp $ 20 a ton ; butter 4 cents a pound ; cheese 25 per cent ; pickles , capers , etc ., 85 per cent ; potatoes , 15 cents a bushel ; rice , 2 * ° cents a pound ; flaxseed , 20 cents a bushel ; tobacco , 25 cents a pound ; lumber $ 3 per M . feet ; wheat , 30 cents per bushel ; wools , raw , 10 cents a pound and 11 per cent .
Salt on Wheat . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Salt on Wheat . That salt acts chemically on the soil is fully demonstrated by the experience of every farmer who uses it . The Minnesota Farmer thus mentions how salt increases the yield when used on wheat : A few weeks since , we gave the experience oi A . H . Reed , Esq ., of Glencoe , in regard to salting a portion of his wheat land . Since that time we have diligently watched all channels of information in relation to experiments of this character . W . T . Hearne , Esq ., of Lexington , writes that he sowed 175 lbs . of pork house salt per acre on his whole crop ; and judging from his neighbors crops , on which salt was not used , he thinks it made a difference of between twelve and fifteen bushels per acre ; and of the twentyeight bushels he raised , he adds that the straw was much stiffer and the quality of the grain superior , as attested by the fact that he obtained ten cents per bushel , for five hundred bushels he sold , more than the market price . All of which goes to ...
The Theft of the Public Domain . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
The Theft of the Public Domain . The English nobility , being restricted hy natural laws from further encroaching on the rights of the laboring classes whom thoy have ground down for centuries , are now transferring their operations to this country . By forming syndicates and concentrating capital they have been enabled to seize tracts equal in area to large States , and , by crushing out smaller speculators , have managed to secure and hold lands that may be settled and cultivated for the benefit of all . If these parties were procuring lands for the purpose of selling them again , there would be some palliation for the course pursued by them , but they know nothing but the law of entail and primogeniture , being Bourbons always , and it is safe to assert that they will not relax their hold upon the possessions they have acquired , even if they render the districts owned by them into wildernesses . The time will come when theywill be influential , and by the power of capital seek t...
The Fanner ' s Garden . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
The Fanner s Garden . Strange as it may seem , farmers deny themselves many luxuries that might be procured if they gave more attention than they usually do to the garden . While it may be safely said that every farm has a garden , yet there are but few farmers who endeavor to grow enough vegetables for their own use , and even then the variety is imitcd to a few only . No class seems to be more content With the annual routine of service on the farm than farmers , and though they take extra pains to make careful preparation for thc reception of the seeds , they are soon called away by the farm crops , and the weeds and grass take complete possession aud crowd out the vegetables as fast as they appear . Occasionally , an attempt will be made to give the garden a hoeing , but it is usually too late , and the labor of so doing is too great to be profitable . There Is no reason why the farmer should deny himself the niany good things that he could procure from his garden . He should enj...
The Breed and the Trough . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
The Breed and the Trough . It is hard to convince farmers that they not only refuse opportunities that are advantageous , but suffer an actual loss by failure to improve their stock . Common herds are not uniform , and cannot be relied upon for certainty as to yields during any season of the year . The belief that the trough alone is the agency of improvement and production is true to a certain extent , but the trough , while supplying the requisite gross material to be converted into products , can be better utilized when the machinery is well adapted and suitable for appropriating that which the trough contains . Select any of our improved breeds of cattle , and compare the result produced by the pure breed with that from the common kind , giving each the same quality and quantity of food , and the trough illusion will be at once dispelled . The quantity of milk given bv a Holstein cow , when in full condition , is equal to that of two of those bred without regard to their value a...
A Veteran Breeder . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
A Veteran Breeder . MR . GEO . F . DAVIS , the founder of the Victoria breed of swine , who was formerly connected with the firm of Scheldt it Davis , in the milling business , has now turned his attention exclusively to the breeding of Victoria swine and grade Jersey cows for dairy purposes . He is now with the firm of Geo . F . Davis &amp; Co ., Thorn Creek Farm , Dyer , Lake county , Ind ., and we predict for him a successful career .
To Old Subscribers . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
To Old Subscribers . Many subscribers who renewed their subscription previous to the offer ot the National American Dictionary and the paper for $ 1 . 50 desire to know if they can have tho dictionary by sending 50 cents more . To all those who have subscribed for a year previous to our offer we will send the dictionary postage paid upon receipt of CO cents . This is a liberal offer , and all who have renewed previously should take advantage of it . Send 00 cents in 1-cent postage stamps .
Oaklawn . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Oaklawn . We give descriptions of Oaklawn Farm , with illustrations , on our first and fourth pages of this number . The establishment is so well known that we believe it not out of place to mention its prominent features . Containing over 1 , 000 acres , drained with thirty miles of tile , and under the highest system of cultivation , it is an attraction to all who visit it . Its proprietor , Mr . M . W . Dunham , is thc largest importer of Percherons in America , over 300 stallions and mares often being in the stables at the same time . He has just brought over twenty-four others , collected with groat care , and they will be followed by more in a short time . Our Experimental Farm is near Oaklawn , and besides tho attractions in the neighborheod of Wayne , the creamery interests of Elgin , and the breeding of choice cattle , sheep and swine , are important .
Measurement of Milk . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Measurement of Milk . If the tests of noted cows were made known in quarts instead of pounds , the experiments would be more easily understood . It may be supposed that every farmer kuows how many pounds of milk are contained in a gallon , but the common custom of measuring witli the liquid system is not easily usurped , and we may safely assert that there are hundreds of farmers who read of the yields of cows , given as so many pounds of milk , and yet do not feel competent to state what that quantity should be in liquid measure . Tlie method of weighing by the scales also misleads , as the quantity is usually seemingly larger than that from good dairy cows , but give the record in quarts , and every farmer understands the quantity at once . Milk does not weigh the same under all conditions . A gallon of new milk should weigh eight pounds and eight ounces , or two pounds and two ounces per quart . It requires a pencil and paper for the farmer to reduce a certain number of pounds to...
Our Experimental Farm . [Newspaper Article] — Farm, Field, and Fireside — 1 May 1884
Our Experimental Farm . The following paragraph is taken from the Minnesota Farmer , audit shows the interest taken in such enterprises by all who consider practical agriculture a desideratum during the present era of progress : Thc FARM , FIELD AND FIRESIDE has selected a site for an experimental farm , near Wayne Station , Du Page Co ., 111 . It is but a short distance from the breeding establishment of M . W . Dunham , tlie importer of Percheron horses . The farm is well adapted to farming , gardening and stock raising , and will be used for the benefit of the readers of that journal . This is a venture which will be watched with interest , and if the publishers of that journal devote it wholly to the best interests of their readers , it will result in a vast amount of good . We assure our friendly cotemporary that tlie farm » ,. W be devoted entirely to tho interests of its readers . It is our intention to conduct experiments that cannot fail to add to the knowledge of farming ,...