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Extravagance . - [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Extravagance . - It seems clear to us , in surveying the causes of panics , that the industry of the world is employed too largely on useless things . Luxuries , like tobacco and spirits , are wholly unnecessary , and how much industry is thrown away ? how many fields that might otherwise be used for the sustenance . or clothing of man ? Then , again , how many expensive fabrics arc manufactured * that the world could do without ? They furnish an industry , in place of abetter , to the workshops of Europe , to those who make them , hut they impovcrish the consumer . * We are not arguing the disuse . ofall luxuriesjbut-protest that there is too much time-lost oil them , that they do their part . to cause panics , are the source of much poverty , afford temptation to all , and sap the heart of society . ** Goliand silver ornaments , nrecioussTXjncs , are useless beyond their power of being transformed irito nrediums of exchange , or used in the arts . -As so our abandoning taste , we ...
Why is it ? [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Why is it ? Editor of the Earmer : After an . observation not now short , I have noticed that English women—I mean women of the middle classes of life , born and brought up in England—in p hysical constitution and in energy of character , are , as a class , far superior to the women of America . It appears to me that this fact is so obvious , that it will hardl y be disputed . Why is this so ? This is tin important question . Is our climate more enervating than that of England , or is the physical education of females there of such a character as to give them constitutions so superior to those of females of the same classes in our country ? Mr . Editor , it has never been my fortune to place my feet upon a foreign shore . Some of your readers have undoubtedl y done this ; and , indeed , some of them were born and lived to mature age in England , and can answer the inquiries embraced in this communication . AVill . some one do so ? Just at this time I feed a great interest in this su...
¦ »* "He was an Indulgent Parent . " [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
¦ »* He was an Indulgent Parent . Editor of the Farmer : —I have often read this sentiment in the notices of deceased persons . He was an indulgent parent ! What does this mean ? Is it intended to convey the idea that children should be indulged in all their whims and caprices and tastes , and , I may say , vices ? because the Bible says , and wo know that the remark is true even without the authority of the Bible , that man is prone to evil . It is his nature . Let him grow up indulged in all he desires by an indulgent parent—the parent fails in fulfilling the duties of the high position that God has placed him in , and the child , be it son or daughter , imbibes habits , sentiments and practices , which area curse to him or her all their days . God intends that children shall bo brought up in the way they should go;—they should be made to understand that they are not to be indulged in anything wrong , and that tho parent , and not them , is to judge when things are wrong . The vic...
Fryc ' s Gang-Plow . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Fryc s Gang-Plow . A public trial of this plow took place near Tacusa Station , Christian county , on the * 2 ?&gt; d ult . After the exhibition a meeting was held of persons present , to express their views of the operations of the plow . Messrs . II . Ilinehley , F . C . Edwards and IV 11 Hawlcy , were appointed a committee to draft resolutions . They reported the following , which were adopted and signed by all the persons present , besides the officers of the meeting : Pexoh-rd , That we , the undersigned , have witnessed with great pleasure and satisfaction , this day , the operations of Jesse Fryc s newly invented Gang-Plow , near Tacusa Station ,. Christian county , and that we feel fully confident that it is a , excellent agricultural invention , economizing labor and time more than one half . Ju . tolrrdj That the plows , performing as well in heavy hazel thicket as in smooth prairie , justify the opinion that they arc superior in every respect to any other plow . 2...
Docs the Wheat Crop pay ? [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Docs the Wheat Crop pay ? Editor of the Farmer : —The wheat harvest has now closed , and the question , and &amp; very important one arises , does the wheat crop pay for raising it ? In the examination of this matter , we must take into view a few facts—the first , that the high prices some three years since , grew out of a circumstance which our farmers should not take into calculation in raising their crops : this circumstance was tho war then progressing in the east of Europe . In raising crops , wo can make no calculations on foreign wars to save us from loss , or to secure us good markets . Nor can we depend upon foreign markets to help us much . We arc now sending ^ flour to Europe ; but it must he recollected that this ilour is sent at low prices . Crops are good in Europe ; and our wheat is not wanted for that market unless at a very low figures . If wheat should materially advance here , there would be no foreign demand , because it could not be shipped without loss...
Preserving Frnils and Vegetables . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Preserving Frnils and Vegetables . The following which will bo useful at this season of the year . 1 . Let everything used for the purpose be clean and dry ; especially bottles . 2 . Never place a preserving pan fiat on the fire , as this will reudor the preserve liable to hum to , as it is called ; that is to say , to adhere closely to the metal , and thon to burn ; it should always rest on a trevet , or on the lower bar of the kitchen range . 3 . After the sugar is added to them , stir the preserves gently at first , and more quickly towards tho ond , without quitting them until they are done ; this precaution will prevent them from being spoiled . ¦ : ¦ 4 . All preserves should be perfectly clear from the scum as it rises . 5 . Fruit which is to be preserved in syrup , must first be blanched or boiled gently , until it is sufficiently softened to absorb the sugar ; and a thin syrup must be poured ori it at first , or it will shrivel instead of remaining plump and becoming clear ....
COMMERCIAL . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
COMMERCIAL . Stirlugtteld Market—July 26 . WHEAT—60 @ 65-ft Ira ; KGGS—8 c a doz ; FLOUR— $ 4 60 @ $ 5 ? brl ; LAUD—lOo ^ lh ; CORN—JU &lt; g ) 5 l &gt; bu ; scarce ; SUUAlt—7 &amp; Sc 9 . MJ ; COKN MKAL— COfUm ; COFFBE—13 @ 15 . ! 13 By , BUCKWHEAT— $ U MOLASSES—Si @ i 2 c • $ gal ; OATS—30 c ^ tbu ; none ; SALT—SI TS ^ uttck ; BE 4 NS—75 @ IO 0 ^ bu ; 3 ALT— £ 2 75 $ tirl ; Bit AX—lOc ^ lm ; UONEV—15 c ^ lb ; SUORT ^ 50 $ bu ; ONIONS— $ 1 ^ bu : TIMOTHY SEtfD— $ 2 $ bu ; MACKKltKL-13 @ 20 c No . 1 UUNOA » IASGr . Setili 250 ; CODFISH—15 75 H 100 lbs ; MILLET— $ 1 26 ; * APPLKS—Green . 0 50 @ sl ; CLOVEIv— $ 7 ? Ini ; A PPLKS— Dried , $ 2 m bu ; NEW 1 I AT . » ::.- — $ l ^ bu ; WOOD— $ 1 ^ cord ; - HAY $ • V t - ; COAL—12 c $ bu ; TAlXiW—fcu V- &gt;•; PEACHES—Dried . $ 3 50 ; SOAP—bur . tij ^ c B » «&gt;; WHISKY— ¦» bl 25 &lt; gJ 30 iteal ; CANDLKS—llc - gi bos ; VINEGAR— 12 $ gnl ; PORK—s 4 HHWtba ; 1 JHOOMS—^ dozS 15 t )(&am...
TABLE OJF CONTENTS . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
TABLE OJF CONTENTS . Eglantmu . 113 . 1-Editbrial Items ... 120 The most profitable breed J The wheat crop 121 of shwap for the south ... 113 | State Fair . .-. 121 Taxes —— .. 1151 ( Thecr , ops . . ... 122 The triaLof plows 115 | J 0 ow tnilkjng ..... . . 122 ThoOsageOrangehedge ... ll 5 The cow .. .. . . . . . . . ™^ „ . 122 Trial of mowers and leap- - The locust borer * 122 era — . 116 Meteorological . „ .. r .. r .... „ . l 23 Turnips ........... — ....... —IIS Extravagance .-.., 123 Tho great reaper and Pryes gang plow ... . 124 stacker . 116 Wbylsit ... . . 124 Ancientfarraing 117 Tree pedlars ...... . 124 Dr . Jacksons process of - * Ha was an indulgent parmaking syrnp and sugar ent „ „ . 124 from tho Chinese sugar Does the wheat caop pay . A 25 cane . . _ .... _ . „ 118 Preseroingfruits and vegTie dwartsystem— . lie « . tal &gt; lea . 125 Politeness at homo . 119 , Edgar county crops ... 126 Late corn «~ . Ylw -Rusted oataforhoasea 126 Fruit trees „ 119 Markets .. ....
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Agricultural Implements , OF EVERY DESCRIPTION FOR SALE by aug PRANfflSA BARRELL . . _ Buckwheat aud . Turuip-Seed - FOR SALE BY- ¦ ¦ .- - * -. aug ¦ . / . gRASOIS &amp; BARBELL / PRESERVING JARS .. THESE ARE OF A . GLASS , A NEW INvent Ion , very excelleptt just received and for sale by ang \ , - . FRANCIS k RARKKLL . . Chinese Sugar-Cane Molasses , A MOST EXCELLENT ARTICLE , JUST received and for sale by ERA S GIB S BAR HELL .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Vrult Trees for Sale . WE HAVE -15 , 000 TREES , 5 XEARS old , from seven to ten feet Jiigb , well branched , ( very nice ) that we offer . his fall at the low price of $ 12 } £ per 100 ] also 15 , 000 4 years old , at $ 10 per 100 , to cash customers .. Next spring we shall charge $ 15 for 5 year , and $ 12 } £ for . 4 rear . Also Pear , Cherry , Piuui „ . Grade . Currants , Pie Plant , ornamented trees , shrubs r . ses , evergreens , 4 c 4 Austrian and Scotch Pines , from three tosixfeethigh } at 25 cper foot ; Norway , Blue aud Whita Sp raccs , Hemlock , Arborvita , Balsam fir , European and American Larches , wilh a good variety of hardy flowering plshts . Orders respectfully solicited . . ¦ « - VKRRX ALDR 1 CU . Pleasant Ridge Kureory , Arispe , Bureau County , Illinois ., ; faraug-Sm - , ™ ~ DERRE &gt; S PLOWS . TWO HORSE PRAIRIE BREAKERS , Danble Michtgan and common plows , of the best worknianshtpjfor Balohy - ang * - V I * RAXC 13 „ A BAUUELL . FRUIT ANI &gt...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
R , AH , E ¥ S ; ART 6 t Taming . Hficiows Horses . , ^ Warranted Genuine . JUST PUBLISHED , ILLUSTRATED INBtructionBin Rarej fl Art of Horse Taming , guaranteed the Bame as practiced in Ehrone , and entirely dilTeront from that . described in horso taming booka and taught by itinerant jockles . As Mr . ltarbydid not disclose the important feature of hissystem intbl 3 conntry ; but which I now for tho first time engage to fully reveal .. SIy , prico has been reduced to £ 3 , which e « ery man who owos ft herso canafford ^ toipart with . Any man who knows nnything about a bono can operate It . Alt persons remitting the money must promise over their signatures not to make the secret public or sell tt within three months of reception . Address . OAJCEff H . RASEY . July-far 3 m . - . Albany , K . T . B . B . IIOYD , 3 D E KTJ ST , OFFICE ON SOUTH FIFTH SII &amp; E ^ OVESJ . BATnOUSS . ¦ - SPBKNGFXIXajlix / &lt; A DENTALPRACTlCEOFFrFTEENTEARSWAitRASXS XX him la saying th...
Page 15 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
. The • Manny Prize ! . WHAT FARMER WHX WIX IT t Thankful for tho patronage extended to us , and wishing to promote the interest * ef the Farmers who have done so much forus , we have presented one of opx Fully Improved Machines to tho ¦ * lUiuois State Agricultural Society , To be given as a prise for tho . BESI WHEAT FIELD . Gonial open to all fhrmers . . . - Talcott , Mmerson « # Co , 9 8 OCCESS 0 BS OF , MANNY &amp; CO ., R 0 CKE 0 RD , . ; . „ . . izusois Mann foe turers of JOSH H . MANMyS EEAPEU AND MOWER COMBINED , AND SINGZ . E : MOWER . . GREATLY IMPROVED FOR 1858 . . Which received the , . GOLD MEDAL - OF the UNITED STATES AGRICULTUHAL SOCIETY , for being the Best Combined Machine iu America ! After a trial of over n week , fn competition with 40 other Blachince . atSyracttBO , in July last- ¦ - PRICES , ( besides freight , for two-horse Machine , $ 135 00 Cash ; or $ 50 cosh , -wiih notes for $ 50 , doe Kov . 1 st , and $ 45 due January 1 st For four-horse machine...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
Illinois Central Rail Road I . AMDS FOR SAXE . ? - THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD Company invites the attention of Agriculturalists and Farmers to the fertile lands adjacent to their Kuad , which are offered for sale upon low terms , aud long credit at low rates of interest . • * ltisthepollcy ( nnd wi ah of tho Ontpany to sell all their lands to actual settlers ; and , no inducement is offered to speculators ; in fact none will be sold on long credit , without the distinrt obligation a f cultivation . Iltrnoisoccupicsthe most central position of the Western States , and comprises themost fertile section of the belt of land * extending from tho Atlantic Ocean to the Missouri Jtfvcr , nnd including New Yoi k , New Jersey , Pennsylvania , PMp . Indiana , Illinois . Michigan ; MViscou sin , Iowa-and Northern Missouri . ¦ .., . ¦ * - i . . - Unlike the States Jiort h of ua , the production a are not checked by rigorous winters , —nor ia the heat of summer oppressive . Tbelandn Westof the...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
B . F . FOX , Wholesale aud Retail Dealer lu Hardware , IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES , I IAS NOW IN STORE one of tho largest and bent assortments cf goods in his line ever offered in this market . Importing many styles of English goods direct , and purchasing his American goods of the manufacturers at the lowest ( cosh ) prices , he is enabled to offer merchants and consumers goods nt the lowest prices , and on as favorable terms as any house east or west . Ilii stock embraces a very large and complete assortment of Agricultural Tools and Implements ! of the latest and most improved kinds and qualities . Reapers , Mowers , Straw Cutters , Hedge Trimmers , Sidles , Grass and 1 tuning Hooks , Cradles , Scythes , Snaths , Fbrks , Hoes , Sliovets , Scoops , Axes ( o \ l kinds and makes ) , Picks , Mattocks , Ian Mills , Seed Separators and Threshing MaIIO USE FURNISHIM &amp; BUILDERS WAREHOUSE . Largo and complete assortment of Locks , Latches , Butts , Hinges , Screws , Bolts , ...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
THE ILLINOIS Mutual Fire Insurance Co , LOCATED AT ALTON ILLINOIS . \ -CHARTERED BEB . 23 , 1830 . ORGANIZED APRIL 4 . 1 S 30 . Amount of premium notes in force February 1 st , 1856 , constituting a fund for the payntent of Losses , $ 800 , 00 0 . 0 0 , Secured by a lien on properly insured , valued - at over $ 9 , 000 , 000 ! „ - . . rpiUS company insuresdwcllIngs , storcs , warehouses , manu : JL factories , mills ; barns , stable * and tho contents ol each , together with every other similar species of property within tha State , from LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE ! The Directors feel justified in recommending this company to the favorable consideration of tho citizens of Illinois . Every one insured becomes a member , the company being an asv Bpciation of customers—each of whomIs concerned in-in-suring bis neighbor . As the indemnification fund augmontsin exact ratio with the increase of risks , the capital of the company it comparatively exhaustless ; and-tho entire safety of the Inst...
Page 16 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 August 1858
KUIINS &amp; IIAI NFS PREMIUM RRIIjJLSi TnE BEST NOW IN USE . THIS DRILL TOOK THE TWO FIRST , Premiums at the Into State Fair of Illinois held at Peoria ; also nt the State Fairs of Wisconsin and Ohio . This Drill will sow Wieat , Rye , Oals , Barley , Bnckwhzat . Rice , Hemp , flax , Timothy , Clover and Millet Seed , without any change of fixtures ; can boi ^ gulatcd In one minute to sow ouy quantity or kind of Seed . Warranted for durability and workmanship . Good and responsible agents wanted in every county In the Stat * Circulars sent to anv address . Those wanting drills should order early . Apply to B . KTJHNS &amp; CO ., mar 20 FCm-wlt Springfield , Illinois
XosGTele Buildings . [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1858
XosGTele Buildings . There are many localities :-in this State where concrete buildings can conveniently :, b-. ; erected , —all the necessary materials &amp; ein gP ue ; vr ui h ud . It is claimed for dwellings r made of concrete , Uiat they we ., substantial , warm iu winter and cool in smrnner , healthful , and much cheaper than those of either wood or brick . TVe tind an article in referonce to concrete dwellings ia the Wisconsin Farmer , which wc believe , from the atteatiou we have been able to devote to the sub jeet . very fairly compares the cost and value of such dwellings with others made of brick and wood : Frr . tn the Wit-cnnpin Var-vr . TILE COMl-A ^ ATIYI , COST AXT » \ ALX E OF rii ! iu ft 7 \ T * i * n - &gt; A ^ : - * OIWLI . OH * -O ~ S—SJPETT ; rcii jiiji ^ oisu yoaposKs . We now proceed to compare the various materials for the walls of Jann buildings ; i-nd in doing so , will adopt our own farm locality with its circumstances and prices ;* s a ba...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Illinois Farmer — 1 September 1858
THE iEliwl * Wmm * FUB £ ISilEI &gt; MONTniiY , BaiHiache &lt; fe Baker , Jonmtil Buildiiigs , - - Springfield , Illinois . . — , 0 tt S . FEANOIS , Editor . •* —— .. . TfiRMB OF SUBSCUTPTIOS . Olio copy , ono year , in advance : ;— $ 1 00 Tiro copies , ,: ¦ ; .. 3 75 Ten and one to the person getting nj &gt; club ..... 7 50 Fifteen copies :. r &lt; d over . 02 % cents each , andone to person getting up club . _ CASH KATES OF AaVERTMIXO ; * One dcllfir ptr sqnaro of ten lines , each insertion .