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Importance of Attention to the Bleeding of Stock . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

Importance of Attention to the Bleeding of Stock . The Gardeners Chronicle , London , gives some excellent advice , - through a correspondent , Willonghby Wood , on thisgnbjeot . It is * equally important in America as ii ? Great Britain .. The points insfsited on are : 1 st , The propriety of using none but a pnre bred ball to improve a herd : 2 d , The stock to be liberally kept during the first year . Bad breeding and early starvation , are the two main ciuse ^ qf ^ deter ioration among stock , and qag ^ t tjj be abandoned , along with undrained land , foul crops and crooked fences , as relics of an age less enlightened than the present . The contrast between good and bad management in breeding cattle is thus , graphically urged by Mr . Wood : ^ He who wishes , to lose by breeding , says Mr . Wood , has only , to follow the example of Mr . Thriftless , who buys « it hazard any animals he may see at mar & e t , being guided solely by their nominal efieflptiess . He dis...

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Seed Wneat , & e . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

Seed Wneat , & e . The following article should have been published in our last number . It may be of service even at this time . Much of the wheat is sown . The experience of the past years has proved that early sown wheat produces the best crops ; that failures are much more frequent with late sown wheat than with that which is sown early . Experience has also abundantly proved that good crops ave most , likely to follow good cultivation . We cannot now afford in Illinois to cultivate crops badly . It is a great misfortune to a farmer to lose a . crop . The laud should be well and deeply plowed for wheat , and iu nine cases out of ten the crop will be better if the seed is drilled in . Especially is this case with the late sown wheat . If the wheat is sown broadcast , the land should be afterwards passed over by the roller . The cultivator is an excellent instrument for pnttiug wheat in corn laud . We are told by those who ought to know , that a far greater breadth of ...

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The Nursery Business . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

The Nursery Business . Of all the avocations in societ y , there is none more responsible than that of the nurseryman . In the various kinds of business pursued by our fellow men there is more or less opportunity for deceit and fraud . In the Nursery business there are peculiar facilities for deception . The purchaser depends entirely upon the . representation of the Nurseryman , as it regards the various trees and plants which he obtains . If the Nurseryman is an hon est and intelligent man and nas managed his business with the strictest system , having his grounds so arranged as to have each variety of fruits and plants in its separate department , and has also given his personal attention to the grafting budding , & c , of the different varieties , so there shall be no chance for mixture or confusion , then , we say , the purchaser may and will obtain the varieties of fruit trees , & c , he desires . But if the nurseryman is not honest and lets his busines...

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

The Chinese Sugar Cane . There was a good deal of the seed of the Chinese Sugar Cane planted in the spring , in this and the neighboring , counties . Generally it promises well . Some has already attained the height of eight feet Wm . G . Cantrall , Esq ., of Cantralls Creek , has already some of this height ( August 5 , ) Many inquires are made for mills to express the juice . It is not expected that persons who have a small patch can afford to purchase good and effective mills at a cost of $ 110 . Mills must be got up cheaper than such to make experiments . The lamented- Mr . Orth , of Wabash county , informed us that his mill for making his first experiments cost $ 10;—that it was made of wood , and precisely in the form of the old cider mill , only the cylinders were smooth . We have an abiding confidence that good molasses can be made of the ju-ceof the Chinese Sugar Cane . We have seen many specimens of such , and know that the mo lasses was fine . But every one will not succe...

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Strawberries . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

Strawberries . August and September are suitable months for setting out new strawberry beds , and if the plants are set out well , in properly prepared ground , they will he likely to produce some fine fruit next summer . The ground should be enriched with rotten stable manure , and if trenched two feet deep it will be the better . Plant out immediately after a rain and when the weather is eool , if possible . Put the plants about nine inches apart , and after bearing next summer take out half the original plants . The plants should be in good order when put out . Mr . M . L . Dunlap , at his nursery at West , Urbana , 111 ., has three varieties of the strawberries , the most hardy kinds , and which ripen successively through the whole strawberry season . He says that he has tried numerous varieties and has discarded all but these . They can be sent from his nursery , by express , to all the principal points of this State . Every farmer should have a strawberry bed . We annex commun...

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Directious for Sugar Making . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

Directious for Sugar Making . PHILADELPHIA , July 16 , 1857 . Editor of the American Agriculturist : DEAR SIR : A reply to jour inquiries in relation to the requisite instruction for arranging mills , boilers , tanks , fitters , coolers , & c , and then also , the modus operandi , alter all are ready , will be rather difficult to give in a manner satisfactory , even to ourselves , with the light before us . We have spared no pains or time in collecting information to enable us as far as possible to give to others engaged in the pioneering of this new . Bugar cane movement . We shall do the beat we can , however , aud urge those engaged in it to be thorough in experimenting , try all the modes and means known , and be sure to keep some careful record for future U 3 e . Iu the Gourse of two weeks we expact to be in possession of the results of a test in Florida , near Orange Springs , -which shall be made public whatever it is . Mismanagement has deprived us of the use of ...

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Wool Trade of the United State * . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

Wool Trade of the United State * . Erom tlie Cleaveland Wool Beportar . A Philadelphia merchant has received in reply to a note forwarded by him to an Eastern manufacturer now in the West , the following communication , respecting the present condition of the WQOI trade : OHIO , July 7 , 1854 . I could recount transactions enough that would require a longer letter than I am disposed to write , which confirm all yott say of the foolish system of buying wool in the West . Incompetent and irresponsible men , who bay for One cent , per pound commission , do & vast amount of injury . I know an instance where an agent from- *— -scame to the lower part of this county last week , and said he was going home that night , for he expected when he did go , to find an order to stop baying . He continued purchasing for three days , and then returned and found his employer , Who was a sub-agent under an agent in C , who was an agent for an Eastern house , and he was withdrawn . I saw th...

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THE GRAZIER [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

THE GRAZIER The opinion appears to be coming general , that the English horse cannot be farther improved by a cross with the Arabian . If running qualities are to be the test of value , the following article from the London News would seem to show that an English mare of not remarkable qualities was able to beat in a race some of the best Arab horses in Egypt , From the London News . FAIR NELL , THE IRISH MARE THAT BEAT THE PACHA S ARAB . —A short time since , some sensation was created by a paragraph which went the rounds of the press , stating that an English mare , in a race of eight miles , had beaten the best Arab in Egypt , by a full mile , doing the distance in 18 J minutes , and pulling up fresh . On inquiry , it was found that the Arab was the property of Haleem Pacha , a son of Abbas Pacha , who , it will be remembered , about three years ago , challenged the Jockey Club to run any number of English horses against his Arabs , for any sum not less than ten thousand pounds s...

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HORTICULTURAL . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

HORTICULTURAL . The Rebecca Grape . This is a new grape , which was first brought to notice near Toronto , Canada . A writer at that place thus describes it : I am with the merits of this vine . In the first place , I will say that I did not tell the whole truth about its size and productiveness in my first notice of it , because I thought the story was large enough as it was ; but now that it is depreciated by . some , I will say that instead of producing three barrels , it will produce five if the grapes were all made up into wine . And now , as to the quality of the wine . I have submitted it to the best judges , these in parts , and without exception , they have pronounced it a superior article , quite equal to the best Port wine , which it very much resembles . It sells readily at $ 2 per gallon , and some has been sold for $ 2 50 . Now Uncle Sam , beat this—five barrels wine , 36 gallons each , is 180 gallons , which at $ 2 per gallon would bring $ 360 . This $ 300 worth of wi...

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The Apple Tree Borer . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

The Apple Tree Borer . This is a great pest . It is believed to have been imported from Europe . Orchards are often ruined before the cause is suspected The farmer should have an eye upon his orchard at all times ;—especially should he examine the trees for the borer during the spring , summer and fall months . An exchange contains the following which furnishes as much information on the subject in a small compass , as can be found anywhere : — MESSRS . EDITORS—Can you or any of your numerous correspondents , give me any information in regard to borers in apple trees—their nature , and the remedy to be applied ? In examining my trees I find that nearly all are more or less injured by borers , and some past recovery . In a new country like ours , this . is a very serious matter , and I should like much to hear from some of your correspondents upon this , subject . I find in talking with my neighbors , that the trees all through this part , are troubled like my own . • C . E , BLO SS ...

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AGRICULTURAL . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

AGRICULTURAL . Benefits of Agricultural Fairs ; No fact is more apparent to the reflecting mind than the immense benefits Agricultural Fairs have contributed to our material prosperity . They have contributed more to our vigorous growth as a nation than all the gold California can pour into our country for ages . They have awakened a spirit of inquiry in the breasts of thousands , who have elaborated and made known their experience to the world , through the agricultural press , contributing their experiments to the getleral stock of information ( which at best is made up of atoms ) garnered together—a rich legacy of facts , from which the principles of truth shall be deduced by the hand of the future historian . All this has been done quietly . The silent step of agricultural progress has not been noted by the world , as it should have been , for the simple reason that it took time to nurture in man the high obligation he owed to his Maker , his country and himself , to so use and ...

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The Chinese Sugar Cane [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

The Chinese Sugar Cane The time is now rapidly advancing when the value of this new plant , for saccharine purposes , will be determined . If it should prove what many anticipate , it will add a most valuable article to our list of plants , and but less valuable than corn or wheat . We feel a deep interest in the results of experiments the coming antumn . Generally the plant will not be sufficiently advanced in ripeness for trial until next month . We have heard of one small experiment in this county , by Mr . Lucius C . Francis . He had some forward plants , and near the middle of last month he expressed the juice from some of them , boiled it and made a beautiful molasses . He has an acre of the cane , and will make a mill for the expressing of the juice . He feels encouraged to persevere in an effectual trial . Some trials have already been made in South and North Carolina , which are noticed in the newspapers . The following are the earliest notices we have seen of this year s c...

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To Clean Cockle out of . Wheat . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

To Clean Cockle out of . Wheat . MESSR 3 . EDITORS : —Having written you about chess , I will say a few words about cockle , which I have found far more trouble in clearing ont of my wheat and land than chess . I sifted the cockle out by hand for some years when I first began farming here ; but this I found a slow process , the scives here being so small . Afterwards I went to a fanniugmill maker , and ordered him to get a screeu made for my fanningmill , considerably coarser than those in use . After getting that , and by letting the wheat run slowly through the mill , and turning slowly , all the cockle ran through the screen into the box under the-fanningmill . Iu that way I got clear of cockle . True , a considerable quantity of small wheat ran through the coarse screen along with the cockle , but it was not lost , and 1 had made clean seed far better to raise wheat , in place of the chess and cockle . I guarantee that the plan for cleaning both chess and cockle will answer . I ...

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Hereditary Diseases of Cattle . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

Hereditary Diseases of Cattle . Mr . Finlay Dun , in a prize essay oh this subject , in the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England , mentions as the most important hereditary diseases of cattle , diarrhoea , rheumatism , scrofula , consumption , dysentery ; malignant tumours , and the affections depending , on a plethoric state of the body . The char , acters which cattle should possess , in order to perpetuate in their offspring a healthy and vigorous constitution , he gives amongst others , the following : The head small , muzzle fine and tapering , nostrils large and open , the eyes full and lustrous , ears small , and not too thick , the head well set on the neck , the distance between the ears and the angle of the jaw short , but the width behind the ears considerable ( no dairy cow should have a short thick neck , ) the chest wide and deep ; the girth , taken immediately behind the shoulder , should closely correspond With the length from behind the ears to the r...

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THE DAIRY [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

THE DAIRY The great cause of the neglect of the Dairy in our own region of the State , is the want of female help acquainted with the process of making butter and cheese . The ordinary female . help upon our farms does not enable families to give attention to this very profitable part of farming ^ business . There is a great lack of good butter and cheese in our markets;—so much so , indeed , that if we desire to supply the demand , we must go into some other State to procure the butter and cheese demanded by consumers here . • We repeat the poor supply of butter and cheese in our market , arises from the want of suitable help in farmers families . Our foreign born young women , who go out to work ^ will not go into the country . They prefer to live in the cities ; and indeed , but few of them have sufficient knowledge of the art of making butter and cheese , to get up a good article . Milk can be had . Our prairies and our pastures furnish feed for cows in summer , and we usually h...

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THE POULTRY YARD [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

THE POULTRY YARD What are the most profitable variety of fowls for keeping ? This depends on circumstances . If you live on a farm , where fowls have plenty of corn and grain . for feed , and which if not used by them , would be wasted , I believe a cross of the Shanghai , Brama or Cochin China , would pay as , well as any other- These fowls crossed on the common dunghill , make chickens which will weigh five or six pounds ., Their fiesh . is not as fine for eating as the common dunghill , being coarser and less juicy ;; still , they are good eating , have snbstance , and are good layers . The large race of chickens , however interesting in their appearance ,, however musical in their crow , are monstrous feeders , and a half dozen of them , kept in the city , will cost as much to keep them as it would to keep a good sized hog . They are a nuisance in the cities-r- at least they have been tome . W , hat we want is a race of small fowls which are good layers , and will give us eggs p...

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FLORIST [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

FLORIST It will soon be time to plant out hardy bulbs .. , This may be done in the latter part of this month , and indeed they will do well if you wait a month later . This should be done in the fall . Spring planting will give little satisfaction . You should now provide yourself with tulips , hyacinths , crocus , snow drops , narcissus , hardy gladiolus , & c . If you desire that these bulbs shall put on their handsomest dress in spring , you should prepare a bed for their reception that will secure the best developement of their flowers . In doing this , in our black soils , the bed should be made some three feet wide and as long as yon please ; it should be raised eight inches above the surface and the soil improved by a mixture of one-third river sand and some thoroughly rotted manure . -The bulbs should be put into the grounds in rows , at least eight inches apart Do your work in this manner and you will have a show of flowers that you may be proud of . Fine bulbs ...

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EDITORIAL NOTICES [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

EDITORIAL NOTICES The Orchard . No farmer can afford toibe without an orchard . The great object with : him is to know how to make one . : In the first place , the land must be suitable . Technically it should have a dry bottom;—that is , when trees are planted out , the roots should hot Btandinwaterhalf the year . It should be a warm and generous soil . : Then * seek for your trees . Get them where you can rely that you obtain the varieties you want ; and see to it that you get good trees . They should not be kept out of the ground so long that the trees , although the bodies may look well , are sure to die . £ We have known trees brought from a distance to do well . This is the exception , not the rule . Packages of trees thrown on to the deck of a steam boat , placed near the boilers or where they are heated by sun < or fire , will soon lose their vitality . And this will i be the case too , when brought from the east , and suffered to remain for a time by the road-sid...

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ILLINOIS STOCK IMPORTING ASSOCIATION , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

ILLINOIS STOCK IMPORTING ASSOCIATION , The Great Sale of Imported Blooded Stock . The Illinois Stock Importing Association has already proved itself a grand institution for Hlinois , and has done a work which will ultimately add incalcalably to the active wealth of the State : The Association , organized for the selection , purchase . and importation of foreign stock , as our readers will remember , was formed last winter . > The first meeting for the object was held in accordance with a call published in the ktate Journal , in the Hall of the House of Representatives , on the evening of the 9 th of January . A constitution was presented and adopted ; and subscriptions having been made , amounting to more than enough to allow the Company to organize , JAMES N . BROWN was elected . President ^ JOHN WILLIAMS , Treasurer , and GEORGE W ., CHATTERTON , Secretary . The Association was designed to cover the whole State , and a hearty co-operation was invited from all . friends ...

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COMMERCIAL [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1857

COMMERCIAL St . I . ouIs Market—September 3 . Flour—Country drooping ; sales 84 bbls superfine at $ 4 76 ; 50 do at $ 5 ; 120 bbls fancy at same ; 500 do branded extra at $ 5 30 ; 100 bags at S 2 75 ; 60 bbls extra at $ 6 : 100 do at $ e 12 % , and 24 do at $ 6 25 . Wheat—Supplies mostly of low grades , which are dull and unchanged . The better qualities are active at full prices . Salos to-day 229 bags inferior and musty at 60 c ; 102 do damp spring at 75 c ; 196 do inferior fall at 80 c ; 269 do fair spring hi 91 @ 92 >^ c ; 139 do good at 96 ; 80 do prime doat $ 1 03 ; 359 do damp aud mixed fall at 90 @ 95 c ; 2100 do lair and good fair red irom $ 1 © 105 ; 77 do good red at $ 1 10 ; 595 do damp arid fair white at $ l 16 ; 1 , 165 do prime and choice red on pri vate terms ; 240 do do at $ 1 18 @ 1 20 ; prime and choice red may be quoted from $ 1 15 @ 1 25 , and white at $ l 25 @ 1 35 . Corn—Sales to-day . 22 bags mixed at 63 c ; 455 do mixed and yellow at 65 c and 170 ...

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