Moore's Rural New-Yorker
Rochester, Monroe Co. New York
December 7, 1872
D.D.T. MOORE, publisher. Price 6 cents, $2.50 per year.
While at Ridgewood, N.J., a few days since, we visited the farm of Mr. James KULEY, one of our well-known New York merchants, who takes as much delightin farming as he does in fancy woolens and kindred fabrics. If the grass at the KULEY farm promised well, the turnip crop was a realization, and we took particular notice of the yield. The variety being the Cow-Horn, a long white turnip, resembling the white sugar beet. Mr. KULEY informed us that he had cultivated this variety for several years in preference to any other.
Oswego potato is the name of a new seedling grown by S. WORDEN of Oswego county, New York; which he says was raised from a seed ball of Early Rose. He has grown them 3 years without sign of rot.
S.E. WILLARD, of Herkimer N.Y. says of Black-Leg in cattle:"After the symptoms appear, I never saw anything done that saved life; have seen it prolonged by heavy blood-letting for several hours. It is as well, however, to kill the poor beast and end its misery."
"Is there such a flower as the Convolvulus Major, double?" submitted by Mrs. Martha E. ROGERS, Cabell Co., West Virginia.
Death of Horace GREELEY, a great and good man gone! [Transcribers note: nearly a full page was devoted to the obituary of Mr. Greeley; also a sketch of the man and a reproduction of his signature. Anyone wishing the full transcription, or a scan of the picture; please e-mail S. Ferrall]
New York City and Vicinity.
-Mrs. Josephine MARTIN was shot by her husband, supposed to be insane
-Charles S. BOGART has been arrested for black-mailing.
-ROSENZWEIG has been discharged on bail.
-There was a heavy snow on the 27th.
-Fare to England has been reduced to $15.
-Lina EDWIN'S theater was burned on the 28th.
-The famous JUMEL case is to be tried again.
-Sir John BOWRIG died in England on the 20th ult, aged 80. He founded the Westminster Review.
-Rev. Joseph BREMER of Stockbridge, Mass, an old American missionary.
-Mrs. Mary SOMERVILLE, the celebrated mathematician, died in London.
-Hans Christian ANDERSON is losing his eye-sight.
-Moses A. GRINNELL has started on a trip round the world.
-Ex-gov. FAIRCHILD of Wisconsin has sailed for his Consulship at Liverpool.
-Joaquin MILLER is called "the wild, scarlet-shirted songster of the Sierras."
-Moses A. DOW of the "Waverly Magazine" was cleaned out by the Boston fire.
-H.B. CLAFLIN, a New York merchant is building a $200,000 house in Brooklyn.
-Mr. HOLLOWAY of pill fame will build in London an asylum for the insane, to cost $500,000.
-The Boston Transcript is severe on Dion BOUCICAULT, and says he had better leave that city at once.
NATIONAL SWINE BREEDERS' CONVENTION. An adjourned meeting held in New York in May last, convened in the rooms of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture, at Indianapolis, on Nov. 20, 1872; and was organized by the election of Dr. A.C. STEPHENSON of Greencastle, Ind., as President and Geo. W. RUST of Chicago, as secretary. The following gentlemen in attendance were enrolled as delegates:
New York. - Col. F.D. CURTIS, Saratoga Co.
Pennsylvania. - Thomas WOOD, Chester Co.
Ohio.- John M. MILLIKIN, Hamilton; S.D. HARRIS, Cleveland; M.H. CRYER,
Salem; James MARSHALL, Middletown; D. R. GROOM, Groveport.
Indiana.- R. BALDRIDGE, Hagerstown; John WORDELL Jr., Clayton; Job ROGERS, Clayton; E. CARSON, Valley Mills; J.J. MILHOUSE, Valley Mills; R.P. KIMBERLIN, Tipton; W.O. REVEAL, Clermont; J.W. ARMSTRONG, E.J. KINGSBURY & J.W. BILLINGSLEY, Indianapolis; W.W. THRASHER, Groves; A.D. HAMRICK, Hamrick's Station; O.P. COBB, Aurora; James RILEY, Thorntown; Calvin FLETCHER, Spencer; John W. BRAND, Thorntown; Jacob KENNEDY, New Elizabeth; A.B. CLAYPOOL, Connersville; E. MILLS, Noblesville; W.M. MOORE, Covington; J.N. PARKER, Thorntown; S.F. PENTECOSE, Zionsville; J.B. GILBERT, Lewisville; H. SATTERTHWAITE, Martinsvile; E. HOLLINGSWORTH, Tippecanoe Co.; T.V. MITCHELL, New Salem; R.L. PHILIPS, Franklin; Wm. P. LONG, Clermont.
Illinois.- W.P. SISSON, Galesburg; A.C. MOORE, Canton; L.T. CLARK, Onarga; Geo. W. RUST, Chicago; H.D. EMMERY, Chicago.
Iowa.- Dr. Geo SPRAGUE, DesMoines; Prof. Geo. W. JONES & J.P. ROBERTS, State Agricultural College.
Missouri.- W.B. STONE, Kansas City.
Kansas.- S.W. PEARSON, Lawrence.
-A report on Chester Whites was presented from Thomas WOOD.
-On Magie or Poland China, the committee was divided; Mr. BALDRIDGE of Indiana on one side, and Mr. MILLIKIN of Butler Co., Ohio, on the other, very widely apart in their history of the origin of this breed. Mr. MILLIKIN contended the name Poland-China is a misnomer, as there is no Poland blood in them.
-Mr. CRYER made a lengthly report on Lancashire swine.
-Mr. COBB presented a report on Yorkshires.
-A.B. ALLEN of New York sent a report on Berkshire swine.
-A report on Victoria swine was sent in from Charles E. LELAND of New York.
-Mr. FLETCHER said that it is the duty of this convention to agree upon and recommend a general standard of excellence for a hog which will best meet the market requirements.
-Dr. STEVENSON explained the difference between making a scale of points of hogs in each breed and the kind of hogs most desirable for breeding.
-Mr. MOORE of Illinois, said that different buyers had different ideas about the kind of hogs required for their use.
-Mr. ARMSTRONG said that at different times & seasons packers called for hogs of different sizes.
Shelby Co., Mo., Ag. Soc.-officers elect for 1873:
J.M. ENNIS, president; F.M. HARRIS, vice-pres.; B.F. DOBBINS, sec.; J.C. HALE, treas.; directors: Wm. CALDWELL, Wm. D. GARDNER, B. GROGG, Louis HALE, John T. COOPER, D.A. ROUNER, C.L. SPICER, Paschal DAVIS, T.W. SHEETZ.
Claremont, N.H., Ag. and Mech. Soc.- recently elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Chas. H. LONG, pres.; John BLANCHARD, Enoch JOHNSON, H.P. SHEDD, L.B. JUDKINS, Lucian JONES, Henry COLBY, Bela CHAPIN, Abram ROGERS, Augustus BARRETT, C.L. THOMAS, Sylvester BARTLETT, Robt. WILLIS, Jno. F. JONES, Sylvester GLIDDEN, R.B. ELLIS & Geo. C. GRANNIS, vice-pres'ts. Arthur CHASE, sec. Geo. H. STOWELL, treas. Dudley T. CHASE, Geo. P. ROSSITER, F.P. SMITH, H.W. PARKER & S.G. JARVIS, board of managers.
Vermont State Ag. Soc. and Wool Growers' Ass'n.- At a recent meeting the following officers were elected: Pres.- Henry G. ROOT, of Bennington. Vice-pres'ts- Henry S. MORSE, Shelblurn; Wm. R. SANFORD, Orwell; Crosby MILLER, Pomfret; Henry CHASE, Lyndon. Treas.- Noah B. SAFFORD, White River Junction. Sec.- Henry CLARK, Rutland. Directors- John GREGORY, Northfield; Elijah CLEVELAND, Coventry; Geo. CAMPBELL, Westminster West; Henry HAYWARD, Rutland; Henry B. KENT, Dorset; Lawrence BRAINARD, St. Albans; David GOODELL, Brattleboro; Edwin S. STOWELL, Cornwall; Jas. A. SHEDD, Burlington; Geo. A. MERRILL, Rutland; C. HORACE HUBBARD, Springfield; Silas G. HOLYOKE, St. Albans; Lemuel S. DRES, Burlington; Geo. HAMMONE, Middlebury; HarleyM. HALL, East Burke and Geo. W. HENDEE, Morrisville.
MODES & MANNERS.
Ladies headware. Bonnets and Hats this season are larger than last. The former are worn by elderly ladies and always in full dress, except for young girls, whose only head covering is the round hat. The material and color of the bonnet should always correspond with the walking costume, for now it is understood that every lady shall have one costume for the street and for paying visits.