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A Hard Winter . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

A Hard Winter . Observers inform us that within the last few centuries there have been a series of hard , winters , continued for several years , and which have been followed by as many warm winters . They also state that we are now going into the series of hard winters , which may , as before , continue for several years . Judging , from the commencement of the present winter , and its continuance thus far , these weather-observers seem likely to be right ; and our farmers , if they have not already , should do what they now can to provide for a winter of unusual severity . If it should prove warm nothing will be lost ; and if it should be equal in cold and in length to the last winter , much will be gained . The last season , in consequence of great drought , furnished a limited supply of food for stock . Many farmers , with a long winter , unless they use much economy and good management , will be short of food for cattle in the coming spring . If they shall be compelled to purch...

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Chinese Sugar Cane . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

Chinese Sugar Cane . We have beeii favored with the Patent Office Report—Agricultural Department- — for 1855 , just published . It contains much valuable information . We suppose this volume has not , as yet , been generally distributed . We shall make a short summary of some of the communications contained in the work on the Chinese Sugar Cane . Mr . Joseph C . Orth , of Wabash county , Illinois , states that he found the fodder valuable for cattle , and that in making an experiment with the juice , he was fully convinced that fifteen per cent of good sugar could be made out of it . His experiment produced about twenty-five per cent of molasses . • - Dr . Ray , of Tennessee , found the plant an excellent forage crop , and that the juice contained ten per Cent of saccharine matter , clear as crystal . Several persons were determined to go into its cultivation extensively the coming season , and fully test the value of the plant . Mr . J . Hammond , of South Carolinaj gives in detail...

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Failure of the Sugar Cane in Louisiana . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

Failure of the Sugar Cane in Louisiana . The sugar cane has been cultivated in Louisiana since 1751 . It was then introduced by the Jesuits from St . Domingo . It has been . constantly subjected to vicissitudes since its introduction . In the spring of 1854 the plants had so degenerated that the cuttings were of little service . The summer was unfavorable to those which survived , and when the season for making sugar returned , the cane was not ripe , and there appeared to be little or no crystalizable sugar in the juice . Last spring it was found that a large portion of the cuttings , had been destroyed by the winter , and though attempts were made to procure a supply from Cuba , these failed , and we are now informed that the new crop of sugar and molasses will not be more than one fourth the amount of 1853 . We notice that efforts are now being made to restore the cultivation of cane in Louisiana . By some it is contended that the present condition of its culture is owing to bad ...

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A Nursery on the Central Railroad . . WEST TJBBANA , Champaign Co ., Ills . > JDtcember 16 fA , 1856 . J [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

A Nursery on the Central Railroad . . WEST TJBBANA , Champaign Co ., Ills . > JDtcember 16 fA , 1856 . J S . FRANCIS , Esq . —As I am about removing , my nursery from Lieyden , Cook cpiibty , tothis ! place , it ^ u . bnt ^ natnrjat ^ a ^ t ^ o ^ a tajtje an ,, interest in the local agricultural pr ^ eBS of • that community where I intend to make my future home . - I have perused with pleasure and profit the ten numbers of the Illinois Farmer ; the work fully , meets my expectation of its merits , of which I liad formed a high conception lrom the lpng editorial experience and rural taste that you would bring to its aid . tfntil the railroads had penetrated this section , of the country , it was a terra incognita to the most of us at the north part of the State . A winter s residence in your city and a few excursions through this fine , region spon made me in love witt its . soil and climate , and I am now : making , preparajtion to pursue my favorite , calling , at ; this...

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THE GEAZIEE [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

THE GEAZIEE From the Valley Banner . Cooking Food for Hogs . KIPIEIMENt OF SAMUIL H . CUT , OS BOURBON COUKIY , ST . The advantages of cooking food for hogs and other farm animals have never yet been duly appreciated by American farmers ; although numerous experiments have been made ( usually upon a small scale , it is true ) that have gone far to demonstrate its importance . In the October No . of the Valley Farmer , we published an article upon this subject , in which we gave the result of the valuable and interesting investigations of Dutrochet , Dumas and Baspail , going to show the mysterious and beautiful operations of nature in the formation of the various grains and roots which enter iuto the food of man and beast , and of the neeessity of their being submitted to a certain degree of heat before their entire constituents could be reduced to that condition most available for digestion and assimilation . In that article we alluded to an experiment in feeding hogs , then in pro...

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Blood will Tell [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

Blood will Tell Our pleasant Quaker correspondent , Samuel William , of New York , tells the following calf story to the Rural New Yorker : Our amateur farmer and stock fancier ^ Joseph Wri g ht , having strong faith in Boviue liueage , took pains to send a fine red cow of simple pedigree to the famed grey imported bull of S . P . Chapman , at CldCk ville , Madison county . He was afterwards assured by Mr . C . that if the calf shouidbe small , and not otherwise realize his first expectations , it would improve and come out ri g ht iii the end . The cow was placed Vith Garret Loverige , a shrewd Yankee frrmter , three miles south of this village . Among the many good things Mr . had L . learned from his Pennsylvania German neighbors and engrafted on his farming , were also some of th ^ ir egotistical prejudices against book farming , improved breeds of stock , swine , etc . Hence Mr Liiverige verily believed that all was iu the keeping of stock , and nothing in the breed ; but as a ...

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LOGAN COUNTY , Illinois , > [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

LOGAN COUNTY , Illinois , > December 19 , 185 b . J Editor Farmer : In looking over the December number of the Illinois Farmer , I notice Mr . Griffith s large hogs . I will give you my experience with hogs . I had two sows that dropped their pigs on the 23 d day of March last . They saved eight pigs each . At ahout fonr months old , I sold one half of the pigs at four cents per lip ., which amounted to $ 30 50 . The other eight I fed and killed—killing four of them at the age of seven months and eighteen days , and the remaining four at the age of eight months and two days . The first l our averaged 206 lbs . net , and the last four averaged 238 lbs . net ; and I am certain the last were gaining two lbs , each day when killed I have given you the precise dates and age , and I think they are the best hogs ever raised in the State where date and age are given exactly . I wish you would give my statement in your next . Respectfully , Yours , T R . SKINNER .

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Brood Mares—In-Calf Cows , and Heifers . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

Brood Mares—In-Calf Cows , and Heifers . These should be fed moderately liberal , and receive that which is good and nourishing . Feed them in sufficient quantities to keep their stomachs at peace , and-preserve their bodily integrity . Pregnant animals should be fed on such nutritious food as will keep them in good thriving condition . The feeder should recollect that the young ones within require substance , as well as their mothers ; that they have bones to be formed , flesh and tendons to be elaborated , and fat to be formed , and that these things can only be perfected through the agency of the dams , who can fulfil these demands only when such food is provided for them as will yield them . Good , well ventilated stables , or dry , warm , comfortable sheds , are indispensable to animals in such condition .

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A Suggestion—Illinois Farmer ' s Dictionary . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

A Suggestion—Illinois Farmer s Dictionary . A most intelligent and patriotic farmer of our State , in a private letter to the Editor , says : I constantly feel , and perhaps a very large portion of farmers , more skillful and practical by far than myself , also feel the want of a farmer s Vade Mecum , for every day use . A small volume , say on the plan of Dean s New England Farmer , alphabetically arranged , aud giving plain directions relative to the management of crops , animals , seeds , instruments , & c ., & c , that we could turn to at any moment . We forget what we have known , aud want something of the sort constantly within reach to jog our mpmnriAS : A cheap book of this kind , called , if yoa please , the Illinois Farmer s Dictionary , would be a most valuable adjunct to your excellent Journal , and largely increase its circulation . Such a book would require no abstruse or painfully exact science ; pretending to nothing more than a useful collect...

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THE DAIEY [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

THE DAIEY A day or two since we were sitting in a store , when a half-grown lad entered , dressed , in a large , torn overcoat , and going to the shop-keeper , said , Dont . you want to buy a roll of butter ? at the same time drawing from his capacious pocket something that was done up in a rag very nearly the color of saffron , and which , apparently , had not visited the water for the last twenty years , although constantly undergoing bard service . The shop-keeper looked aghast—Sir , said he , I have not time to examine your butter . The lad left . . He was undoubtedly some relation to Miss Sally Sly , mentioned in the following report : Report on Butter . Joe s wife was Sally Sly—when a small girl she was sly—she would not half wash the milk-pail , but sly it away and let it sour . She was sly at school , and did not half get her lessons , but as she grew older she learned that to get well married she must appear well , and so she bent all her cunning to get a superficial educat...

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HORTICULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

HORTICULTURE . Culture of the Blackberry . Within a few years the attention of Horticulturists has been drawn to the cultivation of the Blackberry . Occasionally , there have been found varieties in a wild state that promised to do well when cultivated . But few of them , however , have proved to be of any value . The Blackberry produces good fruit in favorable seasons . When the summer is dry the fruit is small , imperfect and sour . This same variety , if cultivated in a garden , and the roots kept damp by mulching —( that in , by having leaves from the woods , or tan-bark , to keep them moist , p laced aboiit the roots ) will bring you good fruit . The New Rochelle or Lawton Blackberry is a new variety , and is worthy all that has been said of it . Such is the demand for the plants , tb * t prices are kept up . Few of them have been brought to the western coun try Mr . D C . Richmond , of Sandusky , Ohio . t . ... j i— i _ ^ it and energetic fruit grower , has given bis experier ...

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Native Grapes . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

Native Grapes . Hovey s Magazine of Horticulture for November , thus notices two varieties of our native grapes : THB DEI , A * ABB GRAPB . * - i > Tb ; is n § w grape , Which has attracted considerable attention , and which we gave a full account of in a late number , has fruited in the garden of E . A . Brackett , of Winchester , Mass . The grapes were fully mature September 15 th , thus proving it tp be as early as the Concord . It promises to become a popular variety , and particularly adapted to our New England climate , being entirely hardy . THB CARTER GBAPE . —This is the name which is given to a new variety cultivated in Milford , Mass ., and receutly shown at the annual exhibition of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society . It is a very fine grape , earlier than the Isabella , and superior to it in every quality . The berries are round , of large size , and of a deep reddish color , approaching to black at full maturity . What its orig . n is we do not know , b...

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Trees Received Frozen . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

Trees Received Frozen . Packages of trees , sent long distances late in autumn , and arriving frozen in winter , are often needlessly sacrificed by the want of a little knowledge and attention . If the roots are frozen stiff , and and are not allowed to thaw , until they thaw buried compactly in sml , they will be uninjured . Trees which stand in open ground , have , as a matter of course , the roots frozen every winter , with the soil iu whieh they stand . But they thaw out while still imbedded in the earth ,-and are unharmed . Whenever , therefore , trees are received with frozen roots , immediately procure some placewhere mellow earth may . be dug up , eitherout of doors under suow or leaves , or in a cellar , and bury the roots closely at once settling the earth about them by dashingcold water on the earth which has been freshly dashed over the roots . If they have not been previonsly frozen and thawed out of the ground , Ltie fear need be felt of their growth . But if tliey hav...

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— . «?> . . Tricks of the Tree Peddlers . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

— . «?> . . Tricks of the Tree Peddlers . Our old friend , S . H . Ellis , who docs something at the nursery business at New Moscow , Coshocton county , has sent us an article , rather too long for our use , ou the frauds practiced upon the farmers in many parts of Ohio during a fe . w years past , by the pretended agents of distant nurserymen . Ho says : It seems to be a tiling of nature for some people to pay their money for articles brought a long distance , when better ones of the same kind can be had nearer home for a less price . A couple of men came into this county the past winter as agents for the old Rochester Nursery , and with smooth tongues and much sophistry , they told the folks that there were no fruits to be had in the nurseries of Ohio at all to bo compared with those from Rochester , and this was the reason why the Ohio nurserymen sold their trees for about half the p rice of the Rochester trees . In this way , they persuaded the simple ones to subscrib...

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Successful Cultivation of the Prune in Penn -f sylvania . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

Successful Cultivation of the Prune in Pennf sylvania . Mr . Victor Scriba , of Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , states that in the heart of Germany , from which he came , plums , and especially the Zwetsche prune , are grown in great abundance for home consumption and for exportation to Belgium , Holland , and the northern part of Germany . Some farmers raised there from eighty to one hundred bushels , aud in some cases more dried prunes . The trees are generally planted along the banks of large and small streams , along the watering ditches of the meadows , and in the shades of orchards , between apple and pear trees . They grow there most luxuriantly , and the fruit attains a larger size and deeper color than in more elevated and exposed locations . This observation induced Mr . S ., four years ago , when he rented a neighboring orchard , in which some large plum trees stood that scarcely ever had produced any ripe fruit before , to dig little holes around the trees , and to fill the ...

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State Horticultural Society . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

State Horticultural Society . Pursuant to a call , by a Committee appointed for the purpose , at the last State Fair at Alton , a large and respectable meeting of the Nurserymen and fruit-growers of Illinois met , in convention at Decatur , on the 17 th instant , for the purpose of organizing a State Horticultural Society . On motion of Hon . M . L . Dunlap , the me eting was called to order by appointing Hon . D . J . Baker , of Alton , chairman , and C . R . Overman , Esq ., of Bloomington , secretary . c The chairman , in an appropriate and happy address presented the objects of the meeting . On motion of Dr . Hull , the chair appointed , a committee of five , consisting of Dr . Hull , Mr . Ellsworth , Mr . Dunlap , Mr . James E . Starr , and Dr . H . C . Johns to draft a constitution and by laws for the Society . On motion of Dr . Long , a committee of three , consisting of Mr . Atwood , Mr . Shaw , and Mr . Galusba , was appointed to prepare business for the action of the conve...

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• Curious facts of Natural History . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

• Curious facts of Natural History . A single female house fly produces in one season 20 , 080 , 320 . Some female spiders produce nearly , 2 , 000 eggs . The Atlantic Ocean is estimated at three miles , and the Pacific at four miles deep . A swarm of bees contains from 10 , 0 ti 0 to 20 , 000 in a natural state , and from 30 , 000 to 40 , 000 in a hive . The bones of birds are hollow and filledwith air instead of marrow . A cow eats 100 lbs . of green food every 24 hours , and yields live quarts , or 10 pounds of milk : , • . . _ ...,- Two thousand nine hundred silk worms produce one pound of silk ; butit would require 27 , 000 spiders , all females , to produce one pound of web . . Captain Beaufort saw near Smyrna , in 1841 , a cloud of locusts forty-six miles long and 300 yards deep , containing , as he calculated , 169 billions . . ; Lewenhoeck reckoned 17 , 000 divisions in the cornea ( outer coat of the eye ) of a butterfly , each one of which , he thought , possessed a crysta...

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THE GARDEN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

THE GARDEN A Good Garden . The New York Agriculturalist says : We induced one of our neighbors to keep an account of the products of his garden during the past season . It is a place hired for a long series of years , unblest with a fruit tree or shrub of any kind . Not even a cuvrant bush produces its annual crop of cobwebs and wormy berries upon the premises . Probably the garden has not had a hundred dollars worth of manure laid ont upon it in the Inst half century . Indeed there was not much but the soil there . Nothing can be credited to past liberal treatment . It was not more than half manured the present year , with Peruvian guano , and the contents of a pig stye . On the credit side we have for green corn sold , $ 40 ; potatoes , $ 15 : peas , $ 12 ; cabbage , $ 10 ; onions , &>; beans , $ 7 ; sage $ 2 ; corn fodder , $ 2 ; sundry small items , $ 12 , making $ 105 , as the amount of vegetables sold . No account was kept of the amount of vegetables con...

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THE HOUSEWIFE [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

THE HOUSEWIFE Preserves for Winter . TRANSPARENT PRESERVE . — -This is one of . the most beautiful , palatable and wholesome preserves that we know of . Take fair , smooth , sweet apples , with firm flesh , pare them neatly , cut them across the core in slices one-fourth of an inch iu thickness , remove the seeds but not the core , as it improves the appearance of the preserve . Boil them very gently in a little water till tender , and then lift them carefully on to platters . Take one-half or three-fourths the number of lemons that you have taken of apples , out them across tbe coreia slices the same thickness as the apples , remove the seeds aud spread the slices on earthern platters . T « ke pulverized loaf sugar—tbe weight equaling that of all the fruit , weighed before boiling—and sprinkle onehalf of it over the lemon slices , let it stand a few hours till liquid enough has formed to cook them in , then drain it off , and pm it over the fire in a porcelain lined kettle , with t...

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MISCELLANEOUS [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 January 1857

MISCELLANEOUS Illinois Wheat in the London Market— -Verdict of a Corn Faetor . Last season the Illinois Central Raihoad Company , caused to be sent tp the London Corn Exchange a number of varieties of wheat grown in different portions of the State . The samples wer ^ e submitted to Mr . Eseley , an experienced corn factor , whose report we now present to the readers of the Farmer : Report of Mr . J . ExeUy on samples of lUinoU Wh : si received from the Illinois Central Railroad Company . No . 1 . Winter Bed Chaff Lasalle County —; A nice quality , but notol great strength in flour — now worth in Mark Lane 70 s per quarter , imperial—will weigh about 62 lbs . per bushel . No . 2 . Union County—A splendid sample of red—will weigh in every opinion full 65 lbs . per imperial bushel—would command 70 s per quarter if here now . Its berry is about the size of English Nursery Bed —much approved by the town millers . No . 3 . White Winter Wheat—Resembles our Ohidhum —worth 74 s per imperial ...

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