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Farms and Hedges Entered for Preminms . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

Farms and Hedges Entered for Preminms . The State Agricultural Society has offered premiums for the best farms and hedges . The following entries have been made : Lewis H . Thomas , Virden , Macoupin county , Illinois . Largest amount of well set hedge . One thousand rods of best Hedge . James E . Happer , Sangamon county . Enters Farm of . one hundred and sixty acres . Also , four hundred rods of Hedge . Charles M . Shepherd , Highland , Madison county ; forty rods of Hedge . James G . Strawn , Orleans , Morgan county ; best arranged and economical grazing farm ; best forty rods of Hedge . John H . Armstrong , Orleans , Morgan county , best improved and most highly cultivated farm of forty acres ; best forty rods of Hedge . James N . Brown , Berlin , Sangamon county ; best and most economically arranged grazing farm ; best and largest amount of Hedge . Murray St Van Doren ,. Ottowa ; best improved farm , five hundred acres ; largest amount of Hedge . J . A . fit C . Kennicott , Wes...

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The Cultivator [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

The Cultivator EDITOR ILLINOIS FARMER : SIR : —I feel very well pleased with the cultivator I got from you . It is just the thing for working between any drill crop . I really dont kuow what I should have done bad it pot been for it . It is a great enemy to weeds , if it is kept going among them . It will save me a great deal of manual labor . I really dont see how any farmer or cultivator of drill crops , can do without a thing of the kind . For working between corn rows , it must be of immense benefit , both from killing weeds and loosening the ground . You , I think , are doing the country around a great benefit by introducing such useful implements amongst us . I think the maker of the Cultivator might still make it a more useful article by fitting a set of common tines for it ; for shaking up weeds or levelling between rows . The above is from a thorough farmer . The Cultivator is a most capital instrument for putting in wheat , and we venture to say that any farmer who uses it...

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THE MARKETS . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 July 1856

THE MARKETS . SPBINQFIED , JOly 3 , 1866 . The grain market is at a stand . But little wheat la bought or sold . We suppose that when the new crop la brought to market there will ke demand and prices will he settled . We think thera will be quite an average crop , and the grain will he better than usual . The drought Is seriously affecting the corn and all other crops . Oats and sprins wheat are mostly a failure . The hay la short and early potatoes are doing little . Groc . ry articles—especially sugar , molasses antt coffee , are high—and the two termer will tie higher . Wool Is doing better than last year . Laud Warrants are falling a trifle—bringing from SO 92 to $ 1 16—depending on size . If ess pork has gone np to $ 20 . Lard Is rising a ? well as Bacon . FLOUR—Extra $ 6 ; extra white , $ 6 60 ; superflne 86 . WHEAT— Sales oj fair to prime at 16880 c . CORN—16 to 20 c . OATS—Shlppersofler 26 c . POTATOES—Sales at 186 to 136 o Tbushel , new $ 3 . HIDBS-Bry flint , 10 ® llcTlb ....

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

CONTENTS . Facts and speculations on Rice 146 The Farmer an * Shopkeeper ...... 146 The Immigration . • 1 * 7 Cabbage Plsnts • , < 8 Parmer s Girls . 1 * 8 F . R . EUott ? 149 Fruit Convention ............ 149 Prices of Produce lfi 0 Wheat • ui Buckwheat , sl Morgan County Fair , 61 PraitTreeB , 62 The crop of Hay 16 s Potatoes 162 Turnips —© pen te All—Salt your cattle—Varnish 163 Silesian Sheep Shearing .. 154 The Wool Trade—Weaning Lambs .... 165 Frauds in the Sheep Trade . 166 Teas—The Pumpkin Family •• ••• 56 The wild Hon 67 Ornamental trees .... 168 Golden rules tor Gardeners—Pruning ......... 159 Chicago , Alton and St Louis R . R -180 Ourcnllo—Agricultural Fairs 1 € 0 Gypsum— Harvest 181 Work—Poland Oats— Ragg < d farms—Cauliflower .... 1 <> 2 Churning— Eggs if 2 Cellar Wallf—American W ol— Cornstalk Harvest « rB .. 16 I Emit Trees—camel ?—Striked Bug • 163 NOTICES wheat—We don > t take the Papers—The Season—Farms—Potato...

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

PURE LEMON SYRUP , A FRESH LOT Just prepared ana for sale by OANEDT 4-JOHNSTON . Sign Red Mortar , West Side of square .

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Sugar as an Article of Consumption [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Sugar as an Article of Consumption The consumption of sugar in the world appears to more than keep pace with the supply . Mankind live much better than they did in past ages . Notwithstanding scenes of distress are now trumpeted everywhere with the speed of lightning , and by the power and spread of the press , yet scarcity , stinted food , small variety , do not so generally obtain now in the civilized world as in former times . In few things has this improvement in our living been more manifest than in the consumption of sugar , having increased within the last three hundred years from being a luxury to the few , unknown to whole communities , to be the necessity of the many . The discovery of the West Indies , their admirable adaptation to the growth of cane , gave . stimulus to sugar production , and it soon became their great staple . Ihe fine Island of St . Domingo , otherwise called Hayti , gave to Europe its chief supplies for a long time , but when it was lost to the French...

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Hygiene . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Hygiene . Thiji Subject has interested mo 3 t thinking r & n for the last generation , and within the last few years , volume after volume has been written in relation to this important topic . Various theories have been advanced , and plans devised , in order to secure the greatest amount of health and happiness;— -many codes of rules have been invented for observance in relation to diet , exercise , sleep , & c , which were supposed to favor so desirable a result . . A Graham , an Alcott , and numerous other writers have figured largely in this field of reformation ; nearly all of whom have presented the public with long and labored essays , both for and against certain articles of food , and by a course of plausible reasoning pretended to have established their doctrines beyond dispute . But notwithstanding all their labors and sacrifices in this field of research , nearly all of them have lived to see their sapposed infallible systems erumble like all oth...

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Sanitary . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Sanitary . The tendency of cities , towns and villages to concentrate their wealthier population at the western extremities , has attracted no little attention from philosophic and other observers . In all great cities of the world , considerable obstacles of topography and configuration have been overcome to obtain this desired result , and apparently by an unknown and instructive impulse . In countries beyond the tropics , or in other words , in most of the civilized world , the prevailing winds are from the west , leaving that side of towns to windward , and the opposite or eastern side to leward , where they are more exposed to smoke , gasses and exhalations . The easterly winds being of short duration and frequently stormy , so many unpleasant consequences do not arise from them . Many valuable ideas may be gleaned in contemplating this peculiarity of our habits , Certainly with the thought of it before them , no pioneers would commence their labors by burying their first dead ...

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Remedy for the Striped Bag . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Remedy for the Striped Bag . These are a great nuisance on melon and cucumber vines . This year they have been unusually abundant , and they have destroyed several plantings of vines in succession . We have been informed by one who has tried the remedy successfully , that—take assafcetida , put it into a dish and set it on the stove with water until the gum can be cut up into pieces of the size of a pea—take these pieces and place one in the centre of each hill on a bunch of dirt which will raise it half the height of the plant , and the bug will leave the vines at once . They dislike the odor of the assafoetida . This is a simple remedy , and easily applied . The article can be had at the drug stores .

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Butter . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Butter . There is not an article produced on the farm which requires more attention , care and skill to prepare it for market in the best order , than butter . It enters into the consumption of every family . But , «» It is like Jeremlali s Sgs . If good , it Is very good , If bad . Bet fit to give pigs . Capital sense , if poor poetry . There is much butter brought to market that belongs to the latter class . Good butter is always a « aleable article , and bad , it is hard to get it off at any price , A . little common sense will teach much that is necessary in the manufacture of butter . In i the first place , there should be a good dairy house . It should be cool , airy and sweet . • The milk pans should also be clean and sweet . The milk should be kept of the right temperature to raise the cream in the proper time , and the cream should be churned while sweet . Churning ought to be regularly continued till the butter comes . If the motion in summer be too quick , the butter will...

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The Early Harvest . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

The Early Harvest . This is over , ; . nl the farmers Lave had busy times . Their wheat , oats , , and barley are cut and are sale . The weather has been fine for harvesting , though quite warm . As we have already stated we believe the wheat is an avenge crop , and the berry never was ^ better . The spring grain crops are light . The market for wheat is not fairly opened . For a week or two after harvest , § 1 per bushel was paid , but at this writing it is only bringing in this market from 83 to 90 cts . per bushel . If a good price is offered much wheat will be promptly brought to market ; but if the price is low . it will be kept back . We uoticj in English papers that the gram crop in England promises well , and that breadstuffs have experienced slight decline . Should England require more wheat than she produces this ssason , fie supply wanted mast come from the Uuited States . We trust that prices here will reach a remunerating figure ; but our farmers should not expect the h...

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Crain Growing [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Crain Growing The harvest is hardly past before preparations are commenced for growing another crop of grain . If the raising of grain pays at all , it pays best when good crops are obtained . These can always be bad , at least in nineteen times out of twenty , as we believe , if the farmers attention is given to the preparing of the ground and the seed put in in a proper manner . New grounds of course cannot be plowed deep ; but they should be harrowed well , and the seed sown upon them well covered . Old grounds should be plowed deep—if the Double Michigan plow is used , all the better for then the seeds of weeds and roots of grass are placed where they will give no fnrther trouble , and the ground is left in good order . Wheat sown broadcast on such prepared grounds , the grounds harrowed well , and afterwards rolled—will produce heavy crops . Although our last winter was severe one , we have not heard of a single failure of wheat when the ground was thus prepared . and the seed ...

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The Orchard . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

The Orchard . The hot weather of summer is trying to our orchards and young trees just planted ont . — Large apple trees are dying eveu these which leaved out and blossomed full in spring .. Many others appear sickly , and before fail comes in we apprehend that nearly half of the trees which compose our orchards will be dead . We have made enquiries of the oldest inhabitant and he remembers no instance by exces-. sive cold of winter , where there has been such a destruction of apple trees . The winter of 1830—3 i was a very hard one and some trees were killed . The apples in a large Bursery near our city , were much injured . Several years passed afterwards before new orchards were set out , but since that period until the present orchards have done well a & a general thing . Fruit growers should not be discouraged . Probably the present generation will never witness such another winter . Apples grow to great perfection in oar region , and their culture , even under pres...

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The Weather and its Signs . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

The Weather and its Signs . Central Illinois is now suffering by severe drought . Some portions of it have been favored by rains , but as a general fact , garden vegetables are nearly cut off ; the early potatoe crop will be scarcely worth gathering ; grass is short ; oats and spring wheat will yield but little , and even the corn crop is greatly injured . We are anxiously looking at the signs for rain . They come often ; the clouds with heavy showers seem to be near us , and at the moment when we expect the fruition of our hopes , the clouds separate , become thin and pass away , to our great disappointment , This state of things has been presented and repeated almost every day for weeks past . Occasionally we hear that some fortunate spot has received the outpourings from the clouds , but these localities are like rains in the desert , few and iar between . Will man be ever able to judge with any thing like certainty of the coming weather ? We find an article in the Scientific Ame...

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Pulverizing Soil in Drouth . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Pulverizing Soil in Drouth . An interesting article has lately appeared in the Southern Cultivator on this subject . It furnishes the results of several experiments in exceedingly dry weather , and which amply sustains the following . facts : 1 . All sandy soils , or those which are always mellow and which never crust in the least , are made drier by frequent stirryig in summer ; and the operation should be no oftener performed than may be necessary to keep the soil perfectly free from weeds . 2 . All soils containing more or less clay ( and as a consequence liable to become hardened ) should be worked often enough to keep up through pulverization , which will be less frequent for the under portions , and more frequent for the surface—the pulverized earth at the top preserving the moisture below , in the same way that a coating of saw dust or of tan is found to operate in mulching 3 . Any soil after being brought to a state of complete pulverization , is made drier by being repeated...

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California Wheat . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

California Wheat . Probably in California mor * wheat is raised by a given quantity oi labor , than in any < fther country in the world . With little attention sixty bushels per acre are produced . The wheat has a very large berry ; but whether it is a different kind from that cultivated here , we are not informed . —California now raises more wheat than her population consumes . Oregon looked to _ California as her wheat market . This failing her wheat has fallen in her home market to 50 and 75 cents per bushel . The present season the crop of wheat is exceedingly large in California .

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The Potatoe Bug . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

The Potatoe Bug . This insect has been very destructive in this region the present season . They have completely denuded the potatoe stalks of leaves in most fields . Almost all the appliances that could be thought of have been used to destroy or drive them off . We are not acquainted with the habits of the pest . The Rural New Yorker has an article upon the subject from Levi Bartlett of Warren , New Hampshire , which will possess interest to those who may lose their crops by the Potatoe Bug , He says : According to Dr . Harris , its true name is the three-lined leaf-beetle . It is about one quarter of an inch long , of a rusty buff , or nankin yellow , with three black stripes on the back . They appear in June on the leaves of the potatoe vines , having at that time recently come out of the ground , where they pass winter in the pupa state . The winged insects eat the leaves of the potatoe , gnawing irregular holes through them ; in the course of a few days they lay their yellow eg...

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Cranherry Culture . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Cranherry Culture . The following statement is from the Middlesex ( Mass . ) Agl Transactions , and was made by Addison Flint , of North Reading : In the autumn of 1843 , 1 built a dam and flowed the swamp from that time till August 1846 ; then let off the water . The following October , burnt over the swamp , and set the vines . The vines were cut up with a sharp hoe or shovel , and set in hills , three and a half feet apart ; the bunches about the size of a quart measure . In raising from the seed , I planted in October , 1846 , about half an acre ; crushing each berry between the thumb and finger , and placing it just under the mud , single berries in a hill , three and a half feet apart . Also , sowed broadcast a number of bushels the following spring . Very few vines appeared from them for two or three years , no berries till 1852 , then very small ; in 1853 , good size , in quantity , worth picking . My practice has been to stop the water in October , and keep it on till May ,...

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A Poisoned Valley . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

A Poisoned Valley . A singular discovery has lately been made near Batten , in Java , of a poisoned valley . — Mr . Alexander Bouden visited it last July , and we extract a paragraph from a commucation on the subject , addressed by him to the Royal Geographical Society : It is known by the name of Gue-vo TJpaB or Poisoned Valley ; and , following a path which has been made for the purpose , the party shortly reached it , with a couple of dogs and fowls , for the purpose of making experiments . On arriving at the mountain , the party dismounted and scrambled up the side of the hill , at a distance of a mile , with the assistance of the branches of trees and projecting roots . When at a few yards from the valley , a strong , nauseous , suffocating smell was experienced , but on approaching the margin the inconvenience was no longer found . The valley is about a half mile in circumference , of an oval shape , and . about thirty feet in depth . The bottom of it ap peared te be flat , wi...

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Time to Plow . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Time to Plow . It is often difficult to know when to plow . If ground is moved when wet , it often remains in very compact lumps . If we wait until the ground is dry , so much work is brought together that it cannot be done in time . A few common sense thoughts may aid in this matter : —1 , Sward ground may be plowed when much wetter than any other without causing it to be hard on drying , 2 , Sandy and gravelly land is much less injured by handling when wet , than clay or clay loam . 3 , The plow is not half as bad for wet ground as the harrow , for several reasons . In plowing , the team tread on the broken ground far less than in harrowing . The action of the plow is different . The one raises up and turns over , the other drags down and presses together . So true is this , that ground thus harrowed will become a mass of brick-bats , and remains so for years . Ground may be plowed when pretty wet if you will let it remain untouched afterwards , until dry , and warm and by this tr...

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