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H ORTICULTURAL . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
H ORTICULTURAL . A CHOICE SELECTION OF COMMON VEGETABLES . We promised those who read our former article addressed to Farmers Wives , to give a list of a few of the choicest or best varieties of garden vegetables . Of course you will not all want all the varieties in the following list , yet some will choose , in their selections , each of the sorts named : Having the ground thoroughly prepared and the rows laid out for cultivation with a horse-cultivator one way , put in the seeds about three times as thickly as you wish the plants to stand , and have them covered lightly , except where otherwise noted , with fine damp earth . BEANS . —Bush : Black Wax , Golden Wax . Pole : Giant Wax , Deer s Improved Lima . Cover beans 1 to \ % inches . Bim &amp; il-i-Earl y : Egyptian , Early Blood Turnip or Dewing s Early ( either of above will give satisfaction ) . Late : Long Smooth Red . CABBAGE . — Early : Early Winningsladt , Henderson s Early Summer . Medium Fottlere s Improved Bru...
THE POULTRY YARD [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
THE POULTRY YARD A NEW BAME FOWL . There was introduced into England , from India , about two years ago , a breed of game fowls known as the Aseel—the Indian for thorough-bred . In remud to them , one of our English exchanges remarks that they are a very striking and handsome breed , and no one can see their bold , keen eye , upright carriage , strength of frame and hard feather , without recognizing them to be a true type of fighting bird , as indeed they ought to be , since they have been bred for hundreds of yeare solely for fighting purposes in the native Indian courts , and the purity of each particular strain jealously guarded . This fact , too , of their having been bred solely with a view to lighting , explains what seems to puzzle at present the reporters ! and the public . There is no standard color ! among them . They may come of anyj color from any particular pair . In India the selection has been for fighting properties entirely , with an entire disregard to , color ; a...
THE APIARY [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
THE APIARY TRANSFERRING BEES-DESTROYING MOTHS . Editors of FARMERS REVIEW : —As I am a subscriber to your paper , I will feel obliged to you if you will inform me of the best time to drive bees from one hive to another this Spring . Also if you know of any thing or anv way that moths can be destroyed in the hives , as I have some in mine . If there is any thing that will destroy them without injuring the bees , I would like you to inform me through the REVIEW . WM . HART . Adair Co ., Mo . The best time to drive or transfer bees is at the time of fruit tree blossoms . The combs are then light and easily transferred from the old hive into the new . By using sufficient care , this may be done at Any time , but with the combs heavily ladtoed with either brood or honey , it is trou- \ ble * ome and vexatious . Of the apiarist only keeps Italian bees he trill have no trouble with the moths . Even with black bees there will be no trouble if the colonies are all kept strong . Keeping stron...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
Mr Annual Catalogue of Vegetable and Flower Meed for 1880 . rich ID engravings from photographs of the originals , will be sent FREE to all who apply . My old customers need not write for It . I offer one of tlie largest collections of regetable seed ever sent out hy any seed House In America , a large portion of which were grown on my sl . T seed farms . Full directions lor cultivation on each package . All seed warranted to bt bothfresk and true tn name ; so far , that should It prove otherwise , / will refill the order gratis . The original introducer of the Hubbard Squash , Phlnney s Melon . Marblehead Cabbages , Mexican Corn , anil scores of other vegetables . I invite the patronage of all who nre anxious to have their seed directly from the grower , freeh . true , and of the very best strata . fA ^ f ^ TAf ^ lH ^ faelftibr ^ as .. Reliable and True to . Name . SEEDS , Vegetable and Flower . If you want GOOD Seeds , you can always find them at IIOVKT A GOS . Send for Catalogues...
CROP REPORTS [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
CROP REPORTS THE FARMERS REVIEW OF THE SEASON . WINTER WHEAT-Iu Kansas needs Rain Badly—In Illinois Prospect Fair . SPRING WHEAT—Sowing Commenced in Nebraska—Ground Very Dry—No Seeding : Yet in Minnesota . OATS—Probabilities that tlie Acreage will be Large . FLAX—Slight Increase over Last Season . FRCIT-Safe so I ar . ROADS-Bad—Business Dull and but Little Grain Moving . WKATHER-Cold and but Little Farming Done Yet—Ground in Illinois Wet . REPORTS-From KeiitucUy-Ohio-Mich-igan —Wisconsin — Indiana — Ne brrtska—Minnesota—Iowa—Kansas nnd Illinois . The week opened with all the indications ot Spring , and we had expected in this issue of the FARMERS REVIEW to have presented a busy scene . All hopes , however , have been suddenly cut off , and for the past few days we have been suddenly plunged into mid-winter , with snow and cold and freezing weather . Seeding had commenced in Nebraska , where the farmers seldom ever suffer from wet . As yet there are no evidences of an unusual breadth...
MONEY AM ) COMMERCE [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
MONEY AM ) COMMERCE FINANCE . TUESDAY EVENING . March 16 th , 1880 . Money matters are without material change from last week . The demand for loans from business circles continues disappointingly light , and bankers complain that money is more plenty than desirable customers . Discount rates are steady at 5 @ 5 % 0 A . the street , and 6 @ 8 per cent at the banks for Choice business names , and loans secured by receipts tor grain and provisions in store . Real estate loans are freely offered at 6 @ 7 per cent on city property , and 7 @ 8 on farms , the outside for loans free of commissions to the broker , and there is an increase in the disposition among money lenders to make loans on well improved farms in this and adjoining States . MERCHANDISE MARKET . The wholesale markets are in much the same Bhape as last week . Dry goods are meeting a large demand from the country , buyers being here from every part of the United States west ot the Alleghanies ; the orders by mail have also ...
NEWS ITEMS [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
NEWS ITEMS THE Wisconsin legislature adjourned on Monday . IT is expected that Gen . Grant and party will arrive in New Orleans this week from Vera Cruz . GEN . ROBERTS , the English commander is preparing for the Spring campaign in Afghan . He estimates the armed force of the enemy at 60 , 000 . IT is proposed to call in the trade dollars and re-coin them . OLEABY has beaten Weston badly in the walking match at San Francisco . BOTH houses of the British parliament passed the Irish relief bill . THE English premier took England by surprise the other day by causing it to be announced that parliament would be dissolved on lhe 23 rd of the present month . PABNELL has returned to Ireland to look after his seat in the new Parliament . He will return after the election , and finish his relief work in this country . THE ex-Empress Eugenie will start for Africa on the 26 th of this month . She will stop at St . Helena on her return . THERE has been a terrible blockade on the North Pacific r...
Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
AGENTS WANTED to Sell the NEW BOOK , rARMINti FOR PROFITTELLS HOW TO CtfltiTmte all the Farm drops in tho Beat Manner ; BreecLFeed and Care for Stook ; Grow Fruit ; Uanago Farm Business : Make Happy Homes , and MMow to iuake Money on tne Farm . Every Farmer shonld have a copy . SCO Pages . 140 Illustrations . Send for circulars to J . C . McCURDY &amp; CO ., Chicago , IU * Stationary , Portable and Self-Propelling STEAM ENGINES FOR ALL PURPOSES . Pony &amp; Standard SAW MILLS-GRIST MILLS AND MACHINERY . A COMPLETE OUTFIT FOR SAW AND flRIST MILLS of any required capacity , by the old reliable Manufacturers and Contractors . State what ) COOPER MANUFACTURING CO . Is wanted . S Circulars free . MT . VBRHON , OHIO . APCWTO UMNTCn EVERYWHERE ULlHO TIAPULU to sell the best Family Knitting Machine ever invented . Will knit a pair of stockings , with HEEL and TOE complete . In 20 minutes . It will also knit a great variety of fancy work for which there Is always a ready mark...
DOGS . [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
DOGS . EDITORS FARMERS REVIEW : I send the following , which I clip from our county paper , that you may publish it , in order to bring it before the many readers of your paper , hoping that it will find a place in all agricultural journals of the land , and the people be awakened to the subject of dogs against sheep , in which all are directly or indirectly interested . It is apparent to all , that the dog holds no comparison to the sheep in regard to his necessity and value for the use and comfort of mankind . Then why let the dog roam at large , preying upon harmless , innocent sheep ? I know of no objection to persons keeping as many dogs as they please , if they keep them as they require their neighbors to keep other stock . As it now stands , the thing is not equal : Let ushave a remedy . Please lend a helping hand . SUBBRIBEB . Du PAGE CO ., 111 . The triatter of Sheep Husbandry is becoming one of the most important in the country , but one of the greatest hindrances to the r...
AMERICAN FARM ANIMALS-NO . 8 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
AMERICAN FARM ANIMALS-NO . 8 PREPOTENCY . It is a matter of common observation that some animals much more certaiuly transmit their characteristics than do others . As a rule , pure bred animals possess this power in a greater degree than do cross-bred ones ; but there is often much difference in this regard between animals of like breeding . When an animal , or a family , or a breed possesses this ability in a greater degree than is usual , it is said to be prepotent—that is , very powerful . This ability to transmit with reasonable certainty the characters possessed is one of the most important requisites in breeding animals . It can not certainly be predicted , but may be looked for with some certainty in well-bred animals when these are bred with mongrels or cross-bred animals , or those belonging to a more recently formed or less closely bred breed or family . Sometimes an animal is prepotent as to all his visible characteristics ; sometimes as to but one or two . One sire may ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
CATTLE . VERRY ALUK 1 CH , Tiskilwa , III ., Breeder of Short-Horn cattle from best stock . R . W . A . PKATT , Klsrln . 111 ., breeder or pure and grade Holstein cattle . Young grade ( took for sale ; also Poland-China twine . ILLINOIS INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY . A breeders of Short-Horn and Jersey cattle , aud Berkshire and holand-Clilna swine . Slock for sale . E . L . LAWBEMOK , Champaign , 111 . SAMUEL STKATTON . Litchfield , Ills ., 1 mt porter and breeder of Jersey cattle . Also , breeder of Cotswolsl sheep and Chester White pigs . SHEEP . SAMUEL JKWKTT . Independence , Mo .. Importer , breeder and dealer In Merino sheep . Stock for sale at all times . SWINE . OAMUKL T . K . PRIME , Bertholly Home CJ stock Farm , Dwlght , Livingston County , Illinois . Breeder of Berkshire Swine from the best Imported stock . Jerusalem Artichokes lor sale . POULTBY . RICHARD HOARE , Mineral Point , Wis ., breeder of pure Plymouth Rock fowls . Eggs lnseauou . For terms address as above . FA VOK 1 ...
LIVE STOCK NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
LIVE STOCK NOTES IT Is reported that Mr . Miller , of Beeclier , HI ., lately sold three Hereford bulls for $ 12 ,- 000 . They went to Colorado . SMITH &lt; fc POWELL , of Beecher , sent nineteen head of Here fords to Texas , not long since . MB . W . H . SOTHAM informs us that he recently bought of P . W . Stone , Esq ., Guelph , Canada , ten Hereford heifers and a young bull for W . Hamilton , Flint , Mich . ; also of same , four heifers and a bull for Thomas Pontln , of Stonington , III ., and three heifers and a bull for J . M . Studebaker , South Bend , Ind . DUBINO the season of 1879 , representatives of the Burgliley Park herd ( Eng . ) won over &lt; 816 In prftes , There will be a sale in the Spring , probably about the latter end of April or the beginning ot May . We understand Mr . Thornton will conduct this sale . IN the pastoral regions of Texas one thousand head of stock cattle , as usually found on ranches , will double their number within three years ....
VETERINARY [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
VETERINARY All . subscribers to the FARMERS BEVIEW are entitled to the privilege of consulting ; the VETERINARIAN who haa charge or thia Department FREE OF EXPENSE , on nil diseases incidental to Horses , Cattle , Sheep , Swine and Poultry , Be pnrt . icuI . irto grlve f ull naineand address , s . o that if neccB » ary we may answer by letter
QUERIES AND ANSWERS [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
QUERIES AND ANSWERS QUERY ; : PERIODIC OPHTHALMIA . —J . R , ot Council Blufls , Iowa , writes to the FAR - MERS REVIEW as follows : He says , What causes moon-eyes in horses , and how can they be cured ? ANSWER . —Specific ophthulmia , which is a constitutional disuasc ot hereditary origin , was formerly known as moonblindness . One of the peculiarities of this disease is , that once it becomes developed it is liable to return periodically , until finally it terminates in total destruction of one or both eyes ; hence it was thought in olden times that the changes of the moon exercised some influence over it . This , however , is not so ; the moon has not and can not have any thing to do in producing the malady . The horse is more subject to this disease from the age of four to six than at any other period . He has then completed his growth ; he is full of blood and liable to inflammatory complaints , and the eye is the organ attacked , from a peculiar predisposition in it to inflam...
LIVE STOCK [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
LIVE STOCK BREEDERS DIRECTORY . It If oar desire to present , in the following style , a column or more of cards ot reliable breeders of cattle , horses , sheep , swine and poultry . Onr rates will be for THREE LINE CARD three months ( 13 inaertiona ) $ 9 ; sis months , $ 16 : one year , $ 30 . Each additional line fi . SO per quarter . These rates include a free copy of the FARMERS REVIEW during the continuance of the advertisement . We respectfully solicit the patronajre of breeders everywhere , confident that it will par them to thus secure the attention of onr readers .
THE DAIRY [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
THE DAIRY TESTING MILK . The subject of the purchase of milk by the factories , or its value for the production of butter , was taken up at the Iowa convention . H . D . Sherman gave an account of his practice at his factory . He uses graduated glass tubes , placing the average at IS per cent , cream , say at one dollar per hundred pounds , paying above or below , as the milk gave a greater or less per cent , of cream . He did not claim it as perfection , but the best he now knew . The subject was deemed of great importance and consumed a great deal of time , with very conflicting views as to the best way to arrive at a basis . Mr . S . thought farmers would find great advantage in testing their milk at home , thus enabling them to retain only profitable cows in the herd . The subject was at last referred to a committee to experiment and report a scale within thirty days . THE WAR ON OLEOMARGARINE . While the Iowa Dairymen s Association was in session , the other day , Gov . Ocer se...
Page 7 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farmers' Review — 18 March 1880
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