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Hares versus Grlilings , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Hares versus Grlilings , Farmers generally do not seem to be fully aware of the benefits which they might derive from tho use of mares , in-. stead of geldings . Farm work for horses is comparativel y light . It it slow work . They are not necessarily exposed to labor which produces heaves , founder , spavin , broken wind , & c . These aro all daused by Unnecessary exposure , indulgence in eating or drinking , under unfavorable circumstances , or overdriving ; or , by two or more of these causes combined . It is true , it is necessary for horses to perform some work upon a farm , which draws severely upon their nature , but , for the most part , farm work is stead y , every day work , where horses can be well fed and cared for . Consequently mares aro just as good farm workers as geldings . If such is the fact , we propose to show farmers that they should , for their own benefit , keep marcs for farm work , instead of geldings . With proper treatment , a good breeding ma...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

She Illinois ^ avmev . >«• SPniXUKIFXD , MAUCII 1 , 183 S . ERRATA . —Mr . P . Edward * wishes to make this errata— In 2 * 1 vi-1 . Trans . 111 . State Agricultural ri . rivty , i-iv ^ o -113 , andeighth line ? from the ImtJi-m , T < brined read buried . BUC * £ . V : II : \ T Bii . \ s . —TUt ; papers contain necount ? of the l . ^ y i . f many hogs-in consequence of having been fed with huvkvcvtit bran . SS ? Pr . Olrnnder , i . f Livingston county , succeeded in making a beautiful articleof sugar from the Chinee Sugar C ; t :: e , the last neuron . . « . —— . SSL-Several valuable h . > r .-: cs have heenl > st in Ohio by eating unburn ! corn , within a few weeks . — ^^ . .. — t ^ The Lcgldature < -fOh ! . » ordered thc pubH . Liti m of 2 J , 00 J c ] .: e : i . f the Transact i . ins of the Ohio AjrrUv . V . ur . il Shdety fy ,- \ $ y > ~ , and the s : i : ne number fr li-Cs . — o . E * % . lt h time n-r . v t &...

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Chinese Sugar Cane , —What is Seeded . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Chinese Sugar Cane , —What is Seeded . We see an article going the rounds p £ the papers , copied from the New York Journal of Commerce , intended to discourage the cultivation oE the Chinese Sugar Cane . It admits that the Cane will mature here , that it is useful for fodder , that s / rup lias heen made from its juice , and also sugar in some cases ; but it would discourage the cultivation under the idea that it cannot be made a profitable crop . Tfe are far from desiring our farmers genffralljr to cultivate this cane , especially those who have no knowledge oE the proper management of the mature crop , and are without the apparatus necessary to secure success . But we believe that the Chinese Sugar Cane , as one of our staples , jiromucs well . Under all the circumstances of thc inexperience of our farmers , their success was wonderful last fall . Many of them made a valuable syrup , at less than 25 cents per gallon , that answers all the purposes of ordinary molasses . But to se...

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_*¦—¦"" ' Credit . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

_*¦—¦ Credit . We have thought sonic remarks in a j p lain way on the credit system mi ght inot be amiss , at this time . Wo exhnfas a nation mere largel y on credit than any other under the sun . In our ea-l y hist-o- ¦ ry it was natural that the pioneers to a new country should not be men of wealth , that they should depend upon assistance from each other to a greater extent than older communities ; but the case is now altered , and , perhaps , fewer countries in the world are richer than the United States of America . Yet we borrow to the most unlimited extent . ITrom those in affluent circumstances to . the poorest kind , all run in debt , and frequently , not only without cause , but against the plainest dictates of prudence and common sense . That wo must borrow , and that we must lend , is clear enough . Humanity is wrapped up in these mutual assistances ; the sympathies are brought out ; the bestparts of the character developed ; but where we run hazards for . mere acquisiti...

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Stlf-Acting Farm Well . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Stlf-Acting Farm Well . This invention . can be rendered of great service to stock raisers , on our western prairies , where reliance must be upon wells for water . Cattle b y means of it , can supply themselves with ¦ more water than they can use . It is simple , effective and cannot get out of order . There is no necessity of saying that it is a great laborsaving contrivance . That must be obvious to nil . These Self-Acting machines will soon be for sale in this county . . The Scientific American says : The utility of a device which can enable an animal by slightly depressing tho platform on which it approaches , to draw up from a well a plentiful supply of drink , is too obvious to require remark . The labor Of pumping asufficient quantity daily to supply a largo amount of stock is very considerable , and may frequently prevent the location of wells in many pastures , where with a self-acting device for raising thc fluid by the weight of the animals themselves , such supplies oE ...

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. **—^^— = ^ . l / Tne Limd flilh [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

. **—^^— = ^ . l /\ Tne Limd flilh Uo definite action , has been had on Gov . Morrill s Land Bill . There is yet time to reach Congress by memorials in behalf of this measure , and our members by letters , urging them to make efforts to secure its success in the two Houses . The propriety of the passage of the bill , does not admit of a question . Congress has been prodigal in grants to all other than tho farming interests . Every dollar thus given to the people by this bill which is to be used for the education of the masses , will in a limited time pay a thousand fold back into tho Treasury . It has been for many years a matter of serious complaint , that in Congress , the great agricultural interests of the country , were neglected to advance other interests . Commerce , and manufactures , though of far less importance to the nation than agriculture , have had the support of government . Within a few late years a single bureau of a de partment at Washington , has given some atten...

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Hungarian Crass . • [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Hungarian Crass . • The great reputation whieh this grass ha 3 obtained in Iowa , will induco a thorough trial of it in other States the coming season . We- do not doubt thatit is a most profitable forage crop , producing an immense yield of grass and seed . We have heard it stated by , those who ought to know , that the best crops have be 2 n between six arid seven tons to the acre , and in some cases forty bushels of seed have been produced to . tho acre . — This grass , ( which is in fact , a small variety of millet , ) seems to grow without much regard for wet or dry seasons , provided the ground on which it is sown is not of a general wet character . In many parts of Iowa , this gras 3 is now cultivated in thc place of corn for stock , or timothy for thc same purpose—as being a more certain crop than either . On new prairie farms , where it is desirable to secure a good fodder for stock , this grass , when its advantages arc known , will be deemed indispensable . Wc have . so m...

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€ ffttUtttttt « tt « W ! S . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

€ ffttUtttttt \« tt « W ! S . ThB-urindstone . . Mr . Editor : I have learned a good many practical and-usefullessons in my experience with the grindstone . I was for several years without one . I was probably as able to have one , as many of my neighbors ; but , as they cost , all rigged for use , some five dollars , . I thought I would still borrow the use of one , and keep my money . When I went over to Grimes to grind my axeorsytho or other tool , I thought a good many times that he felt ,- although he did not say it , that I had better get a grindstone myself . His was a good one , and was fast weaving out , but I said to myself what grinding I want to do , won t waste it much , and so I kept on , using his grindstone about as long as it was good for anything . In this manner I was often delayed because I had to wait for the owner to use it , which , to say the least , was very vexatious to me , and , indeed , at times , it seemed to me , he kept me waiting as long as possible ...

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Agricultural Marhinery . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Agricultural Marhinery . EDITOR FARMER : I was one of those who favored the establishment , in this State , of an Industrial University , and especially was in favor of there being taught in such an institution some of the leading branches of mechanics , a knowledge of which seems to be necessary to the putting up and working many of the agricultural implements of the present day . How often do wc find it to be tho case that the new inventions arc hard to be understood by the usual intelligent laborers on the farm . I have seen , in harvest time , the owners of reapers and mowers going about thc country to find some man to set their machine to work , when one with thc most common knowledge of mechanics would point out thc obstacle which prevented their working . The same thing I have known to take place in regard to the threshers and drilling machines . I think that great advantage will accrue if mechanical knowledge , to some extent , is taught in the Normal school . If the present...

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m $ Aavm . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

m \ $ Aavm . PHILADELPHIA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . —At a meeting of the Philadelphia Agricultural Society , at their rooms in Chestnut Street , on thc 3 d of February , Mr . Fischer presented to the Society specimens of sugar , manufactured from the Chinese Sugar Cane by Mr . Lovcrihg , at his farm , on the York Road . Mr . F . in presenting the report , said that 1 , 500 pounds of sugar could be raised to the acre , which would produce a better profit than other agricultural products ; besides , the blades and stocks were better as food for cattle than corn fodder . Mr . F . had also been informed by a number of gentlemen in Delaware , that they had obtained syrup from the cane with but little difficulty . He then read-statistics of sugar , taken from the report of the Secretary of the Treasury in 1856 , for tho purpose of showing that this product is the only second to that of cotton . 3 Ir . F . contended that the experiments of Mr . Loveriug would add much to the importance of thi...

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Poultry . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Poultry . . MR . EDITOR : The last season was a bad one for raising poultry ^ especially the dung-hill fowl . Chickens were plenty , but they died before they were a month old . While they were apparently doing well , a fit of dullness seemed to come upon them ; they dropped their wings , hunched up their backs and soon died . Their crops were empty , though they seemed to be in good order for growing . Thc books contain no notice of this disease . Can some of your readers give an account of it , and its cure ? I am of opinion that three-fourths of the chickens hatched died from this disease last season . E . C . [ Can some of our readers give the information required in this communication . ]

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Directions for Sprouting Sweet Potatoes [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Directions for Sprouting Sweet Potatoes JtyJ . W . Ten Brock ; of ItockviBt , Ind . In the first place , arrangements should be made early in the winter , to have Seed patatoe ? , manure , and ail necessary material for the hot-beds saved in due time . The location of the beds should be near a street er public road , on dry ground with a southern inclination , and convenient to pond or branch water . The best material for a hot-bed is fresh horse stable dung that has . not been rotted , and if mixed with one-fourth or half its bulk of either saw-dust , fresh leaves , tan or straw , the heat would bo more mild and durable , and less liable to scald the potatoes . About the first week of April , haul the materials for the bed and mix them together in a ridge where the bed is to be made , and as soon as it is hot , shake it up thoroughly , mixing the cold and hot , wet and dry portions together , forming a bed on top oE . the ground running east and west , which , when settled with the...

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«» , Harvester and Stacker . ' [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

«» , Harvester and Stacker . This ingenious machine the editor of the Ohio . Farmer has seen in operation , and says it answers the purpose well . Its proprietors arc Murray , Van Doren & Glover , Ottawa , Illinois . ¦ Wo give below what they say of it : . This machine drawn b y four horses ,, is warranted , in the hands of ordinary , careful men , to cut seven feet wide , and discharge the grain into a molding box , where one man forms the stack , with the heads inside and the butts outside , binds the same with two wives , and then dumps it as a cart-load of earth is dumped , setting the stack firmly on its base , perfectly thatched and fshingled , to defy any harvest storm . SnocKs . —The shocks or stacks are 4 by 4 , feet on the ground , and 6 teet . high . From four to six of them make an aero of ordinary grain . Their style and appearance is symmetrical , and gives evidence of perfect power to resist storms . B INDING . —This is done with fine wire , which costs on...

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© he Qtchxti . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

© he Qtchxti . From noToy n Magazine of Horticulture . History of Fruit Trees and Fmils . BY LEANDKIt WET HER ELL . tat APPLE IBM , Of all the various products of the farm and the garden , nothing so tempts the . appetite as ripe , luscious fruit in their season . It is well occasionally , to consider the inquiry not unfrequently made , Whence have we derived all these excellent vari ± tics of the ; apple , the pear , the cherry , t . io plum , the poach , the strawberry , the gc osoberry , and the currant ? To answer sue h and kindred questions , it is necessary to interrogate the records of the past . The apple tree is mentioi > ed in the early records of both sacred and profane history . Solomon alludes to it on thi i wise— As the apple tree among thc trees of the wood , so is iny beloved , fete . The p ? ophet Joel mentions the appte kee as bei ng held in high estimation amon-t the fru it trees . It is included in the natural fam Uy of plants called Rosaccae , from th...

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• mxt mx & tm . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

• mxt mx & tm . Choice Vegetables . * _ . There are many choice vegetables which are rarely seen growing in our gardens . ^ The cultivation is simple , and they . can be made to add-, to our variety of excellent vegetables . The SALSIFY and Scorzoucra resembles each other very much . The skin of thc last is dark , and . the root is larger than that of the Salsify . The ; seed is . sown in the- spring , in -the some manner as carrot or parsnip seed .. The roots in shape ore not unlike those of finall parsnips . They can remain in the ground through the winter , and he dugupand used inorteii weather . Boiled and dressed iu theniaiincrof Asparagus , they arc delicious .- . ; .- ; . CORK SALLAD . —This-is an excellent sallad . The seed should be sown in drills in tho fall and in thc winter when tlie-ground is open , and in tire spring thinned to three inches apart—the plant . to -be cut and used when four inches high . . Tho ENDISE is . another sallad plant . When eight or t...

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ftfc iflultnj fh »( t [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

ftfc iflultnj fh »( t Poultry . James L . Child , of Augusta , Maine , gives in the Maine Farmer an interesting account of his niode of managing hens . He says : . My hens laid nearly as well during the winter aa iii the warm weather . Their habitation was warm , and so constructed as . to bring them to the ground , where they found at all timesagood supply of old plastering , ashes , pulverized oyster shells , charcoal , fresh water ; once or twice a week ,, beef liver , or some other kind of meat , ov grease instead . * I feed chiefly upon bated or boiled potatoes , giving them warm in the morning and at night ; occasionally dealing to them a little corn or oats , and giving them all the crumbs , and skins , and fragments of thc cooked vegetables . . - To prevent their being infested with - lice , about once a fortnight I mixed in dough , so as to dissolve it , a quantity of flour of brimstone , a good remedy , . and may safely be given in small quantities to young chickens , for ...

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Valuable Recipes . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

Valuable Recipes . Foit . TncMps is SWIMS . — When you feed out your corn to hogs , dip the ears of corn iii tar . This will prevent attacks , and cure when attacked . Fou GARGET IS COWS , —Tho following prescription will be effectual if rubbed on the bag a number of days : —1 part aqua ammonia , 1 part sweet oil . . To DESTROY CURCOLIO . —Make a poultry yard to inclose your plum trees , and keep your fowls there :- Another plan is , when you have a choice plum tree , dig up the soil under it , and then cover the ground under the tree and as far out as the limbs extend , with plank . Good crops havebeen obtained b y this latter process . To PREVENT BABBITS FKOJI BARKIXO TREES . —Take the liver of a hog and rub the tree from the ground two or three feet lii g h .. The rabbits will not bite tho treeswhilc the scent of the liver remains . ~ ¦ JggfLancct , on a repeat race at Hartford ) Conn ., trotted a mile under the saddle in 2 . 23 , said to be the shortest time on record .

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The Farmer ' s Futore [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

The Farmer s Futore An English correspondent of the New York TRIBUNE goes off in this way : The Farmer s Future will be found in the application of steam to the cultivation of the soil ! We are rapidly coming to the conclusion here that the good old plow is a humbug . Wc begin to think that spade husbandry applied by steam is the right thing ; indeed , there are some among us of the opinion that a machine may be invented which should , in effect , plow , sow , harrow , and roll together—a machine , in fact , which should make a seed bed and sow the seed all at one operation . There has already been one steam engine exhibited in this country which will walk anywhere , and do anything it is required to do . It lias feet about the size of yours , sir , and puts them down upon the ground , one after the other , very much after the fashion , of a dandy going up Broadway , only the feet of the machine are fixed on wheels , and revolve regularly , instead of moving up and down awkardly , l...

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LUXURIES OP A FRUIT GARDEN , [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

LUXURIES OP A FRUIT GARDEN , A friend of ours , in whose reliability we hava implicit confidence , has a Binall plat of ground , of which he tells us the following facts : From a row of currant buahea , about 8 rods long , ho and his neighbors gathered over two bushels of currants this year . Tho currant season , from the first picking to the last , was from June 1 st to August 15 th , 21 months . From a row of gooseberry bushes , 2 rods long , ho gathered about a bushel of gooseberries . From a plat of straw berry vines , 4 rods long and 1 Tod wide , he gathered nearly 3 bushels of strawberries . The strawberry season lasted about three weeks , ending about the middle of July . Then his raspberries came on , and lasted about three weeks . Of these he had about half a bushel . They stood next to thc strawberries in point of delicacy . He has a number of cherry trees . They yielded well this year . His family and friends used a bushel or so , and the children of the neighborhood fed ...

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AN EXAMPLE OF PERSEVERANCE [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 March 1858

AN EXAMPLE OF PERSEVERANCE The following is a most remarkable and praiseworthy instance of what perseverance and industry rightly directed , are able to effect : Among tlicgraduating class at the last commencement at Williams College , was one by the name of Oondit , from New Jersey ^ The gentleman is a shoemaker , . married , aud has a family of four-children . Six years ago , becoming sensible of the blessings of an education , he commenced learning the simple branches , such as are taught in our primary schools . One by one ho mastered grammar , arithmetic , geography , & . c , with some occasional assistance from his fellow-work men . At this time bo determined to obtain a collegiate education . Without means , and with a large family depending on him for support , lie commenced and learned Latin and Greek , in thc evenings after his days work was over , under tho direction of a friend , and after tho lapse of a year and a half , prepared himself and entered the Soph...

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