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Evergreen Trees oa the Prairies BY i . P . JAMES . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Evergreen Trees oa the Prairies BY i . P . JAMES . The belief is very common , almost universal , that evergreens caunot be made to live and thrive on the prairies . People , who bave sonie taste for rural adornment , when asked why tiny do not plant evergreens , will often reply , its of no use ; I have tried them till I r . in entirely dis * couraged ; they will never grow on the prairies . We will give an illustration oi these abortive attempts to grow evergreeus . Late in October last , the writer , while pussing along the street , in the town of Amboy , Illinois , noticed , amenu ; other wares exposed for sale upon the sidewalk , a large lot of , evergreen trees . They were spread out so as to catch the eye of every parser in the street . The roots were entirely unprolected , exposed to the action of sun and air . People were very busy inspecting and purchase ing them , at ten cents apiece . On expressing . to the vender some doubt as . to the propriety ot treating the trees in...

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First Olinois State Agricultural Society . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

First Olinois State Agricultural Society . In the summer of 1852 , the editor of thw ^ paper and Col . -Wat B . Warren , of Jacksonville , being together . in Jacksonville , a suggestion was made in favor of establishing a Stale Agricultural Soeiey .. It was agreed that a resolution should be iuti bduced calling a State Convention for the purpose , at the first meeting of the Sangamon County Agricultural Society . Tuts was done by the editor , received the unanimous sauciion of that Society , and a . ( Jon . vention was called to meet on the third dny of the session of the Legislature iu 1853 . That proposed Convention was held , and the State Society was organized . At that time we supposed these were the first effectual movements in this State in behalf of a State Agricultural Society . But this was not so . A State Agricultural Society was formed in Illinois in 1819 . How long it existed we have no means of stating . Recently there was put into our hands a copy of the Illinois In...

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Arabian Horses . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Arabian Horses . In Mr . William C . Prime s interesting workt , recently published by the Messrs . Harpers , Boat Life in Egypt , and Tent Life in the Holy Land , frequent mention is made of the Arab horses , renowned all over the world for their beauty , docility , flecmes 6 , power , . endurance , and value to tbeir masters , who live and roam upon the great deserts of the East . Mr . Prime says the Arabs prefer the mare to the horse , on acconut of her superior power of endurance . They trace their genealogy by their mother and not , os we do , by the sire . The favor ite tradition is that they are descended from the five mares of the Prophet Mohammed , and that these came originally from one common stock , to wit the Kohailah . The finest breeds of horse are to be found among the Anazee and Shumar tribes , eaBt and southeast of the Damascus , extending quite to the Euphrates . The value of an Arab mare is , literally , not to be estimated in gold , since no amount of money will...

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Illinois State Agricul oral Society . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Illinois State Agricul oral Society . OFFICE CF THE CORRESPONDING SEC T . 1 Springfield , Oct . 13 , 1857 . j The State Agricultural Society offer the following premiums : ESSAYS AND TREATISES . Best treatise OD rearing and managing cattle on the prairies of Illinois , diploma and $ 10 00 . Second best do , medal . Besttreatiee on rearing horses and mules in TUinois , diploma and 10 00 . Second best do , medal . Beet treatise on the Taxions breeds of sheepand tbeir adap tattoo to the prairieB , diploma and 10 00 . Beoond best do , medal . Best treatise on rearing swine , diploma and 10 00 . Second best do , raerialBest treatise on tbe management of poultry , diploma and 16 09 . Seoond best do , medal Beit treatise on tbe culture of forest and ornamental trees on tbe prairies , diploma and 10 00 . Seoond best do , medal . Best treatise on the col tore of fruit trees in KUnois , diploma and 10 00 . Seoond best do , medal Best treatise on tbe culture of tbe vine in Illinois , diploma a...

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, IIXINOIS STATE FAIR OF 1857 . EEPORT : [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

, IIXINOIS STATE FAIR OF 1857 . EEPORT : NATURAL HISTORY , GEOLOGY , & e S . PBANCIS , Coresponding Secretary , Illinois State Agricultural Society : According to appointment I attended the State Fair at Peoria , which occupied the 2 lst and 25 th of September , 1857 . The duties of my superintendency were not burthensorae , the number of entries in that department being small . This , however , is nothing extraordinary . The scientific interest felt in the country has seldom been called forth on occasions of this kind . I may here remark that the fear of confiscation has kept the best specimens in Geology and Mineralogy from being presented , most men of science attaching a far higher value to their specimens than to even the highest awards of a State Fair . The number of entries , however , was quite respectable , and many of them of great value . An admirable collection was presented for exhibition by Mr . Freeman , of LaSalle county . Had this been regularly entered ...

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

THE GRAZIER Charcoal for Sbeep . One of the best medicines for human beings , is finely pulverized fresh charcoal , kept corked in a close vial or jar ; one half of a tea-spoonful mixed with five times its bulk of water , forming an agreeable and excellent remedy for almost any kind of deranged stomach , and in larger doses constituting a very mild and perfectly safe laxative . There is no doubt that the same remedy would often prove of great service to domestic animals . Although we have never seen it tried , we confidently predict that halt a pint to a pint of powdered charcoal , mixed with two to four quarts of water , would prove an admirable remedy for hoven in cattle . We observe that a correspondent of a late paper has used charcoal mixed with salt for his sheep , with the best results ; he had found them to suffer much on west pastures , until he made use of this remedy , after which they immediately presented a more healthful appearance . Cure for the Stretches . Messrs . T...

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

AGRICULTURAL . WMAT AND CHESS —The following report is relation to the examination of the proofs offered by Mr . Davison , has been made by the committee ; and it will be seen that the committee have decided to make a trial which it ig hoped will result in a satisfactory decision on this long agitated question . ROOHBSISK , Aug . 24 th , 1857 . B . P . JOHNSON , E « q .: The committee appointed to make an examination of the proofs ot the transmutation of wheat into chess , have failed to find any abioInte or reliable facta to sustain that presumption ; and , although the exhibitor , Samuel Davison , Esq ., of Greece , Monroe county , is a man in whom all confidence can be placed , and the proofs resting upon bis representation of the manner by which it was produced , and an expectation of finding the attachment of the original wheat kerael to the chess ste-ja , which was an entire failure , as the farinaceous portion of the berry was entiiely d * composed . leaving only the chaff an...

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Hungarian Millet . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Hungarian Millet . The Hon . Charles L . Flint , of Massachusetts , in his admirable treatise on the grasses , thus speaks of it : HUNGARIAN MILLET , MOHA DE HOKOKIE ( panienm germanicum ) has bees cultivated to some extent in this State , from seed received through the Patent Office . It is an annual forage plant introduced into France in 1815 , where its cultivation has become considerably extended . It germinates readily , withstands the drouth remarkably , remaining green even when other vegetation is parched up , and if its development is arrested by dry weather , the least rain will restore is to vigor . It has numerous succulent leaves which furnish an abundance of green fod . der , very much relished by all kinds of stock . It flourishes in somewhat light and dry soilsj though it attains its greatest luxuriance in soils of medium consistency aDd well manured . It may be sown broadcast and cultivated precisely like other varieties of millet . This millet is thought to contain...

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HORTICULTURAL [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

HORTICULTURAL In selecting trees for on orchard , a great many varieties are not required . There is « . deal of good sense in the following article from the Ohio Valley Farmer . The apples recom . mended are fine , but a few additions might be made here . Rawles Jenette is an excellent winter apple , though the two last seasons have proved that the tree is tender—maiiy in this see- ; tion of the country having been killed and others injured beyond hope of recovery : OUB APPLE ORCHARD . —Aboat ten years ago , I planted out a small apple orchard containing about thirty-five trees . At that time I had little or no personal experience in regard to the kinds of trees it was most profitable to plant . Realizing , however , the importance of making as good a selection as possible , I took plains to get the advice of persons eminent as cultivators of fruit . The consequence is that my orchard has proved more successful than the generality of orchards . Realizing , however , the importance ...

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Baspkrry and Blackberry . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Baspkrry and Blackberry . At a meeting of Horticulturists in New York , the following facts were given by the different cultivators present . It is a ssrious truth that we have not at this time , ia this section of the West , a good raspberry which will withstand the vicissitudes of our climate and produce constantly good fruit . Many of the new varieties are on trial , but we c » nnot yet speak with confidence of their merits . Charles Downing said that the variety known as the Hudson River Antwerp was the only sort cultivated largely for the New York mar ket . The product was from $ 300-to $ 800 per acre . Sold at wholesale at 10 cents a basket , and three baskets made a quart . H . E . Hooker , at 10 cents a quart , found the yield here to be about $ 140 per acre . Had taken correct account of one bed containing 16 rods—one-tenth of an acre , and containing 136 hills four feet apart each way . The product was 200 quarts , which at 12 J cents per quart , would be ? 25 . Charging t...

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<** - Difficulties in the Way of Fruit Culture . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

&amp;lt;** - Difficulties in the Way of Fruit Culture . L One hundred millions of fruit trees should be planted the coming fall . The ground should be got ready at once . Now is the timo to UD-der-drain the ground for your future orchard . Have a eompost heap , composed of muck , forest lsaves , straw , leeched ashes , etc ., ready , with which to mulch the trees when planted Do all this , then give your orders to a reliable nurseryman for a lot of the best trees , of the bast varieties of fruit . Depend upon it , your ( arm will sell for 50 percent . m « re than the cost ol the trees , within five years . Farmers , plant fruit trees ! We have often called the attention of our readers to the van importance of raising a greater quantity and better quality of fruit ; and we shall doubtless have occasion to give them line upon line and precept upon prectpt . On this subject the public mind must be educated . We believe that tbe health of our people , the prosperity of ou ? nation a...

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THE GAEDENER [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

THE GAEDENER THE GOOD GARDENER , will remove all the weeds from his garden inthe fall , throw the rubbish which is to rot in heaps , and dig up a good portion of his gar Jen . If trenched it will advance the crops next spring . This is done by throwing the ground into ridges . In the spring the treaches will be found dry , and the ridges levelled , it will be in the best order for planting and sowing . » AspAEAotrs AXD PIE PLANT . —The beds of Asparagus and Pie Plant should be covered with manure this fall;—se that in spring the lighter portions of it can be forked into the beds . This will enrich the ground , preserve the roots from injury , and greatly increase the crops the coming year . SPINACH . —Spinach , or spinage , may be sown during the early part of this month for fall , winter , and early spring use ; the sowing may be oontinujd at intervals np to at least the middle of the month . The quality of the spinach depends much upon the richness of the soil ; the object should ...

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Barley—Economical use as Food for Horses . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Barley—Economical use as Food for Horses . The value of barley , in one form or other , as an article of use , has acquired in some countries a factitious importance , from its easy convertibility into malt and spirituous liquors ; but , viewing it simply as an article of diet for man , it must be assigned a lower position than wheat , oats or Indian corn . In an economical point of view , the grain or barley , when boiled , has long been employed in Europe as a mash for horses after a hard days work , or when unwell , acting as a gentle aperient , as well as a sudorific , opening the system and oftening the skin . — Iu Egypt , as also in all parts of the East , it has been used in an uncooked state from time immemorial , as the common food of horses , where the use of rye and oats is unknown . Barley , when fed to horses in a halfmalted state , is said to be perfectly harmless , however highly heated they may be , irrespective of tbe quantity they may eat . The only preparation it ...

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THE DAIRY . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

THE DAIRY . Cheese Making in Vermont . An inquiry was made in a late number of the Farmer about cheese-making . Although I do not feel worthy of writing for the public to read , I will give mj method of cheesemaking , which I learned of an old dairy woman , who said she learned of a girl whose parents sent her to the Shakers , with whom she served time for that ex press parpose . The milk should be as warm as it conveniently ean be had from the cows ; if the rennet is good , the milk will curdle hard enough to cut in thirty minutes ; it should then be carefully cut with a curd-knife made for the purpose . After the whey is dipped oft , which is done by putting a strainer over the tub , the curd should again be broken . with careful handling , as too much squeezing works away the richest part of the curd , which will be readily seen by the whey being white . The whey first dipped off is put into a kettle or boiler for the purpose of scalding ; it should be scalding hot , but not boil...

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THE APIARY . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

THE APIARY . There is luxury , money , and opportunity : for displaying fine taste , in ) the raising of Beesfor their Honey . H . N . Schooler , of Putnam county , at the last State Fair , had on exhibition , a bee house , soma six feet high , about the same length and some four feet deep , occupied with boxes , one end of which was inclosed | by glaiss , filled with honey . If we should be told that there was a ton of honey in this bee house , we should not be surprised . The honey was made in the house as it stood ; and exposed as every box was to view , it was an interesting , and we may say a magnificent sight . Mr . Schooler was present , and made all the explanations asked for of the management of the bees , and the peculiar advantages of his plan of raising them , and securing sueh immense masses of honey . Mr . Schooler s bee house was one of the most interesting exhibitions of the fair . We h . ever saw any thing of the kind to equal it . Bees in the Fall . In moBt places ...

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VALUABLE RECIPES [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

VALUABLE RECIPES BLACKING FOR HARNESS . —Melt- ; four ounces of mutton suit with twelve ounces of beeswax ; add twelve ounces of sugar candy , four ounces of soft soap dissolved in water , and two ounces of indigo finely powdered . When melted and well mixed , add half a pint of turpentine . Lay it on the harness with a sponge , and polish off with a &amp;gt; brush . Here is another receipe : Take three sticks of the best black sealing-wax , dissolved in half a pint of spirits of wine ; to be kept in a glass bottle , and well shaken previous to use . Applied with a soft sponge . Another recipe for black varnish is the following—Best sealing-wax , half an ounce ; rectified spirits of wine , two ounces ; powder the sealing-wax , and . put it in with the spirits of wine , into a four ounce phial ; digest them in a sand heat or near the fire , till dissolved . Lay it on warm with a fine hair brush . Spirits of turpentine may be used instead of wine . B @* The wife of an American agr...

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Mis ^ LEA ^ nE 0 p ^; :: f , .:: [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Mis ^ LEA ^ nE 0 p ^; :: f , .:: :: ;„;; , r ;( JraiSB , l 0 UIoWiff } . ; ::. &amp;lt; Jnoi ! i &amp;gt; i- % : Praise your } w . Se , ., main ;» for -pity ^ snsake . give her ! a little encouragement j ife wont , hurtiher .- She has mlade- youriihpme : com- -. fortable , your iieartb . bright iand : sinning ) your-food ; agreeable- ^ for • . ¦¦ pity s sake-tell her you thauk : ; her , •; if nothing , more . , She dont expect it ; it wiill make her eyes -openwider than they have for these ten years ; but it will do : her good , for : all : that ;; ahd you too . There are many women today thirsting for the words of praise , the language of en » - couragement : Thrbugh summer s heat , through winter s toil , - theyhave -drudged uncomplainingly , and so accustomed -hatfe their fathers , brothers , and -husbands : be &amp;gt; come -to their monotonous labors , thatthey look for and upOii them as they do the dailyrising of the sun and . its daily going dowii . 1 Homely , eve...

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« , The Color of Rural Buildings . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

« , The Color of Rural Buildings . The question of color is a most interesting one in any design for a country house , and seems at present but little understood in America , by far the greater number of houses being simply painted white , with bright green blinds . By this means each residence is distinctly protruded from the surrounding scenery , and instead of grouping and harmonizing with it , asserts a right to carry on a separate business on its owu account ; and this lack of sympathy between tlje building and its surrounding is very disagreeable to an artistic eye . Even a harsh vulgar outline may often pass without particular notice , in view of rural scenery , if the mass is quiet and harmonious in color ; while a very tolerable composition may injure materially the views neurit , if it is painted white , the human eye being so constituted that it will be constantly held in bondage by this striking blot of crude light , aud compelled to give it unwilling attention . In coun...

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Northern Sugar Cane . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 November 1857

Northern Sugar Cane . Dr . E . Chandler , of Chester Co . Penn ., has given his experience on the subject of converting the juice of the cane into syrup . He says from 190 hills of the eane he made ten gallons of syrup of the color and consistence of good honey . You can boil it in an iron pot , though a brass , or large copper kettle , or even a common cook stove , wask-J-oiler would be preferred to au iron pot . I allude to boiling less than a barrel or two at a time . Slake a small piece of fresh lime , have it appear like milk , or thin whitewash ; place your kettle of juice over the lire , aud when it becomes milk-warm add a tablespoonful or wineglassful of thin whitewash to every six gallons of juice ; stir and mix it well through the juice ; then mix the white of two eggs with a bowlfull of juice out of the kettle ; pour it into the kettle again and mix it thoroughly . Now bring it almost to a boil as soon as possible , and as quick as you see it beginning to boil take it off...

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

EDITORIAL NOTICES Illinois Farmer—Vol . Ill , We are now near the verge of another year . Our publishers are making arrangements to largely increase the size of the Farmer , to print it on a smaller and better type , and otherwise to greatly improve its appearance . The increased patronage of the work , and its . future prospects , we are pleased to say , justify these improvements . The publication of the Illinois Farmer was commenced some two years since , at the earnest solicitation of friends , who seemed to be impressed with the propriety of there being published at the Capital of the State , an agricultural paper , devoted to Western , and especially Illinois Agriculture , in such a form and at such a price , that it could go into the hands of the masses of our farmers . It is useless at this day to deery agricultural periodicals . No good fitrmer can afford to be without one . These periodicals contain information which is cf great importance to him in his daily labora . Prog...

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