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Beets in the Garden . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Beets in the Garden . We suppose all good gardeners have a ! thrifty bed of beets already planted , still it i is not too late to plant another bed . They j may be even sown to the last of this month , j A garden well laid out with ail the veg- } etables growing in rows , iu imitation of I some geometrical figure , presents a fine ap- j pearanco to the eye , and this practice is to j be commended . We have , however , found ¦ it advantageous to have a plot of beets in j some less conspicuous part of the garden , j which was planted mure with regard to j economy thau beauty . ! For this purpose we take about a square J rod of ground , and as soon as it will do to J work it , sow it thickly with some early variety of beets putting on the seed broadcast and digging it iu with a hoe . If the phmts come up very thick , we pull out a part at the first weeding . As soon as they begin to interfere with each other , we pull up a quantity aud boil roots and tops together , and thus have a goo...

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Fowls [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Fowls The tollowing statements are from extensive raisers of poultry , and are worthy of the consideration of all interested in the subject : The Dorking fow i , which some still attempt to bring forward as the best ; has been found to 1 > 3 tender , and unfit for a general barn yard fowl . The Polands and Black Spanish are the same—good layers , but un . fit for the table , when compared with some other broods , and their young so tender as to be very troublesome to raise them . The Creoles or Bolton Greys are excellent layers but , owing to their small size can never be anything but a fancy fowl . Cochin China fowls are a humbug . —There is no such breed and those that were said to have been imported from Cochin China came from the city of Shanghai in China . They are a Shanghai fowl , with smooth legs . # There are but few Shanghai fowls now existing in this country in a pure state ; but those that have short legs , plump bodies , short tails , and weigh , hens , 8 lbs...

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, Birds and Insects . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

, Birds and Insects . Wilson Flugg , in a late number of llove ; ; s Magazine , makes five classes of insects and as many birds , acting as natural cheeks upon the increase of insects . The swallows are natural enemies of the swarming insects , living almost entirely upon them , taking their food upon the wing . The common martin devours great quantities of wasps , beetles and goldsmiths . A single bird will devour five thousand butterflies in a week . The moral of this is ,, that the husbandman should culiivate the society of swallows and martins about his land and ont-buildings . The sparrows and wrens feed upon the foiling insects that lurk within the buds , foliage and flowers of plants . The wrens are pugnacious , aud a little box in a cherry tree will soon be appropriated by them , and they will drive away other birds that feed upon the fvuit . —a hint that cherry growers t-hould remember this spring and act upon . The thrushes , blue-birde , jay ? and crows prey upon bttterfl...

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The French Short Horn Carrot . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

The French Short Horn Carrot . As is well known , the Early Horn Carrot is always sown for first crop , as from its early coming to maturity it is much sooner fit for the table than any of the long kinds . The French differs only in size , being much larger , and though not extending into the soil , is a good one to sow in shallow or poor carrot soil where the long kinds seldom do much . A writer in the EsiglishGardener s Chronicle says : I have found it to be a much faster grower than the Early Horn . To prove this , on the 15 th August I sowed ou a well prepared p iece of ground two beds , one of each sort , side by side , six yards long and five feet wide . They vegetated and came up as nearly as , possible at the same time ; but I find now , November , 5 th , that the French Horn is nearly double the she of the other , which makes it still more valuable upon the soil of this neighborhood . The carrots commonly grown are very subject to cauke ** , & c , so much so tha...

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Machine for husking Corn [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

Machine for husking Corn Oren Stodard , of Busti , JN .. T ., has obtained a patent for a machine for husking corn . The ears of corn are pushed down by an attendant between si pair of rollers having raised stumps of rubber upon them . - The rollers rotate in a direction contrary to that in which the ears are pushed and serve to strip off the husk . The but or stalk part of the ear , is cut off by means of a knife , which comes in play as soon as the ear passes the rollers . The husks are discharged at one place , and the clean ears at another . TnE PHILOSOPHY OP DROWNING —Man is the only animal that drowns naturally . He does so because he is endowed with reason ; that is to Bay with a large spherical brain with a skull on it , which rises above his nose . If he falls into deep water , in spite of his great brain , he has not presence of mind enough to stick his nose out and keep it out , as he might easily do , but lets his heavy hsad , like a stone , press his nose under water . ...

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THE MARKETS [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1856

THE MARKETS SrRINQFIELD , August 1 , 184 G . There la a good deal of wheat coming to markat . Prices range from 96 to 100 cents , according to quality . We shall Boon have enough on the market to absorb all ( he spare cosh in the country and to tax all the means of the railroads for its transportation . There are many buyers in the market In this city . BACOK has advanced , but there is little beside side meat In the country . Country hams are generally In had order . Boh hams and shoulders did not take salt sufficiently , owing to the extreme eold ol last w Inter , to save them well . Good hams are mnch cared for . We quote goo * country hams from wanons at 8 K , -ribbed tides ai 7 , and clear sides at 8 c ; shoulders at 7 c ; prices ranplBg above and below these figures , accord nf ; to the quality of the articles . Lard Is worth 3 cents . CORN . —We have heard of sal « s of coin at 25 cents . There Is m « ch old « orn in the country ; ov . d the late rains Will make a tolerable y...

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

OIUAR ASHES , it is tiaid , will be found an invaluable remedy for the bite of the mosquito and other insects . Wet the ashes and rub them on the part , and the stinging sensation will be extracted almost instanthr . The reason of tbis is that thu ashes contnia alkali , which neutralizes the aeic t of the poison . Visitors to the sea-shore , will please make ; a note of this fact . It may add to their comfort wtieu these pestiferous plagues , the rnoscmitoes , are about . The Steamer T . S . Lnrkin was destroyed byfire near Chester oa the 25 th . She was valued at SIC / 0 , 00 . B @ 5 „ Why are teeth like verbs ? Because they are re- gular , irregular and defective .

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Tea and Coffee . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Tea and Coffee . From the earliest times , even from the patriarch of the flood , men have used substances that stimulate , excite , exhilerate , intoxicate , and . produce narcotic effects . They have imbibed them or used them in some form , and the fact cannot be discredited , that there is a want in man s physical organization that tempts him to these indulgences . We believe the time will come , ( for we are an advocate of human progress , ) when we shall more tally understand the nature of this necessity , and be able to control it to the varying wants of our constitution , habits , temperament , & c . That intoxicating beverages have produced more calamity than the wars of the world , is an established probability ; but we will leave the dissertation to another place than this . Tea is grown in China , and the popular belief is , that it requires immense manipulation , such as the thronged population of China only can offer , to prepare it for use , and the impress...

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Domestic Wines . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Domestic Wines . A great variety of these wines can be made , and while they possess fine medical qualities they are free from the poisonous ingredients that make up most of the wines sold at the present day . It is well known that most , if not all the wines ,, which purport to come from foreign countries are manufactured if not wholly , at least in part from ordinary alcohal and unhealthful and poisonous drugs in our cities . In ftew York there are establishments where the various articles of Brandy , Gin , Irish and Scotch Whiskey and the wines with various names are manufactured , and bought by private dealers all over the country and sold as liquors true to their names , which have not a drop of the genuine articles in their composition . When we purchase , and use what we suppose is a genuine article of brandy or other foreign liquor , nine times out of ten , we are just emptying into ourselves a most villanous compound of drugs and alcohol . If , therefore , use is to be made...

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Department of Apiculture . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Department of Apiculture . Agriculture is the leading industrial pursuit in the United States . More capital and more people are engaged in it , than in all others . It should command the attention and care of government in proportion , at least to its importance . Whatever advances the interests of agriculture ,, especially advances the interests of the whole people . The time has gone by when it was supposed that no improvements could be made in agriculture , in the modes of increasing crops , and in preparing them for market . Within • a few years the science of Mechanism has been employed in inventing and perfecting agricultural implements , and agricultural chemistry , ascertaining the character of soils , enriching and making them capable of producing large crops . * We think that government should devote a special department for the benefit of agri- culture . Much has been done by scientific men , by ingenious mechanics , by thorough farmers , by the various societies of agri...

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Fall in the Price of Wheat . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Fall in the Price of Wheat . At the time of writing this article there is a great fall in the price of wheat . This has been caused by the great rush of wheat on the market and the decline of breadstuffs in the Eastern markets . The erop of the present season in England and on the continent is above an average . For some time in aportion of the last year , wheat brought high prices . Many farmers not satisfied with $ 1 , 50 for their wheat , held on to their crop for a still higher figure . The result finally was , that they were compelled to sell it at $ 1 and even less . The lesson taught in this case was , that when wheat reached what was deemed a high price , it should be sold . Few supposed that the market would open higher than from 80 to 95 cents . When therefore , wheat operators paid 95 cents and $ 1 an immense amount of wheat was rushed upon the market , —entirely beyond the amount of funds in the hands of wheat purchasers , their facilities for storage or for sending off ...

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PREPARATION FOR SOWING WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

PREPARATION FOR SOWING WHEAT . It has become a settled conviction among our most thorough farmers that the crop of winter wheat need not fail and will not fail in this country , one time out of fifty , of the grounds are well prepared and the seed put in properly . The skimming process of cultivation for old lands is now generally condemned and deep plowing , thorough harrowing and rolling the ground if the seed is sown broadcast ; or drilling it in—are resorted to for securing certain crops . • Now is the season for making arrangements for the next year s crop of wheat , A long and learned article on the subject of wheat culture ( even if we were capable of writing such a one ) is not needed . All our readers know what thorough culture means . It is commenced by plowing deep , by putting all the weeds and seeds of weeds and straw , if there be any , to such a depth that it will not thereafter be troublesome . When this is done , and the time comes for sowing , a sufficient quantity...

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Sangamon County Fair . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Sangamon County Fair . Our readers of Sangamon county are reminded that the fair for this conhty is to come off on the fair grounds on Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday and Friday , being the 23 d , 24 th , 2 Sth , and 26 th days of September next . The premiums amount to more than one thousand five hundred dollars . Tile s e are offered for pure blooded cattle , grade cattle , fat cattle , working oxen , horses mules and jacks , horses of all work , matched geldings and mares , matched and single mules ; sheep—Spanish and merinoes , long wool , middle wool , fat sheep ; poultry , hogs , various elasses . agricultural implements , farm products , products of the orchard , dairy , mill fabrics , needle work , paintings and daguer- reotypes , designs for buildings , bread , cake preserves , & c , plants , flowers and floral designs . The superintendents of the different departments , are as follows : J . N . BROWN , cattle . J . STOCKUALE , horses , jacks and mules . JOHK MCC...

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Frye ' s Adjustable Prairie Plow . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Frye s Adjustable Prairie Plow . On Saturday , the 18 th inst ., there was a public trial of this plow on the Sangamon Bottom Prairie , near the new bridge , at what is called Marsh s Ferry . The trial was made on a piece of what is called swamp ground , the toughest piece of ground that could be found on the whole prairie . The plow was put into the ground about three o clock , and was drawn by four horses . It did the work well , cutting some twenty-six inches . The ground was , of course , baked hard . It was hard work for tha horses ; but it was conceded by good farmers present , that eight yoke of cattle would not have drawn a common plow , cutting the same width which was 1 « ut by the Adjustable Plow , with anything like the ease with which the horses did their work . Several contracts had been made by persons to break prairie in the same locality but they were all compelled to relinquish the work on account of the hardness and toughness of the soil in consequence of the extr...

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The State Fair [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

The State Fair Arrangements are rapidly progressing at Alton for the State Fair . The grounds selected are the most picturesque , convenient and beautiful to be found any where ; andthe fixtures for the convenience of the Exhibition are to be entirely sufficient and got up in the best style . — The preparations will probably be greater and better for the occasion than any which hare preceded them . The position of Alton—accessible from eyery quarter by river navigation and railroad—will bring an immense number of people to the fair , and also of all those articles for exhibition which make the fair interesting . < The different counties will send their best stock , and other agricultural productions , the cities will send specimens of success in the mechanical arts—and we shall have machinery , paintings , fruit , needle work , & c , & . e . —a greater display than we have ever yet witnessed . The St : Louis Mechanical and Agricultural Association ...

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The Garden Raspberry . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

The Garden Raspberry . Lewis F . Allen ; Esq ., has two r varieties of raspberry in cultivation on his farm on Grand Island , near Buffalo , which possess some important advantages . He says he has cultivated them for ten years—that they are perfectly hardy , have withstood every winter without any sort of protection—and bear abundantly . He procured the original plant from the garden of a gentleman now deceased , but does not know where they came from . He does not find them described in books . Mr . Allen further says : These raspberries withstand the cold of this latitude , 42 deg 45 min . north , as well as the wild raspberry of the woods or any thing else—never missing a . full crop ; and my small plantation has given me several bushels every season . They have have never been marketed until this summer , and having leased my farm-garden grounde to a Scotch gardener , he sends them to town , where they are pronounced by the fruit dealers the best they have had , although the tr...

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The Wheat Crop for 1857 . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

The Wheat Crop for 1857 . Our farmers are now busy in preparing for putting in seed for the next , wheat crop . Wheat is now one of our great staples . When the ground is properly prepared and Beed is put in well , a good crop is almost certain . Scarcely too much can be said in regard to the necessity of attending to these particulars . With poor culture , there may be a good erop of wheat , but with good culture there will be a fair crop in forty-nine out of fifty cases . two articles oeiow » YB giYe —one on • the Cultivation of Wheat , and the other oa the means of Cleaning Che 3 S out of Seed Wheat . They are both worthy of the farmer s attention . TO CLEAN CHESS OUT OP SEED WHEAT . On our last visit to the farm of Mr . John Johnston , near Geneva , New York ., he informed us that some years ago he was a believer in , and an earnest advocate of , the theory that wheat would turn to chess . In some of the early volumes of the Genesee Farmer , he cited several facts which had come...

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Planting and Care of Fruit and Ornamental Trees . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Planting and Care of Fruit and Ornamental Trees . Notwithstanding the repeated lessons that have been given for the planting and subsequent treatment of trees in the garden and in the orchard , wc are pained in passing through almost every portion of the country to witness the unpardonable neglect , and the consequent loss of thousands of newly p lanted trees , for the want of a little foresight and care . So much has already been said upon the subject of properly planting trees that we shall not here repeat it ; but in view of the immense number of trees that have died of the last spring s planting , of the starved , sickly and discouraging appearance of thousands of others that still retain some signs of life , we will offer a word of admonition and advice , although now too late to be of benefit the present season , but from the experience of the past we offer it as a guide for the future . In the first place , trees , when reset from the nursery , should have all the top branche...

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Fruits in Summer . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Fruits in Summer . By an arrangement of Providence , as beautiful as it is benign , the fruits of the earth are ripening during the whole summer . From the delightful strawberry on the opening of spring , to the luscious peach of the fall , there is a constant succession of delightful aliments ; made delightful by that Power , whose loving kindness is in all his works , in order to stimulate us to their highest cultivation , connecting with their use also , the most health-giving influences ; and with the rich profuseness of a well-attended fruitery , it is one of the most unaccountable things in nature , that so little attention is paid , comparatively speaking , to this branch of farming . It is ¦ a beautiful fact , that while the warmth and exposure of summer tend to biliousness aud fevers , the free use of fruits and berries counteracts that tendency . — Artificial acids are found to promote the separation of the bile from the blood , with great mildness and certainty ; this led...

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Salting Asparagus Beds . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1856

Salting Asparagus Beds . The editor of the Germantown Telegraph , iu noticing an article on this subject in a recent number of the Country Gentleman , says : We are not sure that we can add anything very specific or valuable to the correspondent and editor s • information on this , subject , but we can give our own experience in the matter , which inclines very decidedly in favor of a plentiful application of salt as a top dressing in the spring , when the plant begins to show its nose . We sowed this spring ( and the same quantity for a number of years , ) one bushel and a half upon five small beds about fourteen by three aud a half feet in dimensions , and liner asparagus , both in size and flavor , cannot be produced , taking the entire season together . The sale destroys everything coming in contact with it , except the asparagus plant , and on this it acts as a powerful stimulaut . We have raised a number of stalk 3 this season and every season , measuring full four inches in c...

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