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The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1860., [Electronic resource], Manures purchased annually in England. (search)
Manures purchased annually in England. --Prof. Anderson gives the following estimate of the amount expended annually by the farmers of Great Britain for artificial manures: Guano$12,500,000 Nitrate of Soda1,125,000 Bones1,200,000 Super phosphates2,100,000 Coprolites1,875,000 Sulphate of Ammonia750,000 Other Articles500,000 Total$20,950,000 This expenditure, coupled with improved methods of tillage, accounts for the fact that the average product of wheat in England has been raised from 8 or 9 bushels to nearly 30 bushels per acre.
verpowered their masters and set themselves free, and that if they (the negroes of Virginia) would only be determined, and show that they were in earnest, the North would send them help; that there were 500 men in this county who would help them, and that many of the remainder would do nothing against them, and that in a short time they could all be free." Straws show how the wind blows, so I think this language, when used in the heart of Virginia, tells the tale. I wish you would hurry up Anderson & Co. in their armory arrangements. We want some good shooting irons. Company A, commanded by Capt. Wm. H. Werth, was out on last Saturday, to shoot for a beautiful medal. There were only 69 shots fired (many of the company not firing,) and 56 were in the target, distance 80 long yards, and this with the old-fashioned musket altered to percussion. When they get the Minute muskets, they will take the prize from any of your city companies, for most of the men can cut the cross with a