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MILK SICKNESS—THE PLANT AGAIN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

MILK SICKNESS—THE PLANT AGAIN . [ For the Prairie Farmer • ¦ BY THOMAS S . HINDE . MESSRS . EDITOCS : Your paper of the present month « ame to hand this morning . 1 do from , my soul wish that the times were more favorable for sustaining so good a cause as that of agriculture , the bone and neive of the nation . Tbe first thing that struck my attention was the Milksickness from-poisoned water . Had you not on one occasion published my description of a shrub , being the real cause , with an engraving , I should not now notice it . It is true that there are poison springs , strongly impregnated with arsenic . These are sometimes found in the interior of the country , but most generally along the steep banks of rivers and other streams ; and the purer the appearance of the water ; the worse for it ; for the poison is doubly distilled . Along the banks of-the Ohio and Mississippi , forty and fifty years ago , such springs were known to the old jioat and bargemen ; one not far from Natch...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . PEACH TREKS . The Indiana Farmer demurs lo the advice given in the papers , and ours among the rest , to retard tho pulling out of peach trees by covering their roots with snow and ice . The reason given is , that the flow of sap commences before the ground is warm , under the influence of the sun and atmosphere ; and the sap in the trunk and limbs being exhausted before any more can be supplied by the roots , the tree will die . There probably is something in this , but we apprehend no such danger in any number of cases . All the covering we have seen recommended would not delay the tree to its peril—for it is not I > ro . posod , ; that we know of , to keep it back till the middle of June . During the changing weather common to our springs in this climate , we believe the trees can be kept back from one to three weeks according to the circumstances without any danger to them , and to the avoidance of danger to the fruit . The suggestio...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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SUNDRY MATTERS FROM PIKE COUNTY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

SUNDRY MATTERS FROM PIKE COUNTY . [ For the Prairk Farmer P RAIRIE FARMER . A little more than a year has passed away since I commenced taking the Praire Farmer . I ani well satisfied with what 1 have received for my money . I have several numbers of that valuable paper Saying before me , containing a vast amount of information particularl y adapted to the western farmer . COMMUNICATIONS FROM PIKE . I see but little in ihe Farmer from this county . I do not know why it is so , for there are many able farmers here that understand their business well , and who probably have much information that would be valuable to others , and I am . satisfied that there . are very many that arc-much better qualified to write on the subject than myself , although I have had considerable experience iu farming . PAST S EASON . The past season has been an unfavorable one for us . The crops of wheat and corn were light ; but the loss in that respect has in some degree been made up by the season being ve...

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CORN STALK SUGAR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

CORN STALK SUGAR . It appears that the discouragements in the manufacture of this article , resulting from difficulty in securing granula lion have not . deterred all from engaging in it . We have a letter from W . H . Deadrick of Athens , Tennessee , published in the Tennessee Agriculturist , giving an account of his experience in it . His labpi % , however , reached no hig her result than the production of a superior article Of molasses ; though he calculates that a part of this will yet crystalize . Of molasses , he made about 100 gallons . He states that this was of a quality superior to most of the imported article ; and that some who would not use rnolasse 3 made from cane were fond of it . His machine for grinding was similar to that heretofore described . His apparatus for boiling was , in addition to an iron kettle , the bottom part of an old still , about three-feet in diameter , Which he found to answer an admirable purpose . , The stalks were ground , and the juice put t...

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MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . RATIO OF-MATERIALS IN BUILDING . Building is a business in which most men engage only once in their lives ; and consequently are obliged to doit at considerable disadvantage , from not knowing how . Especiall y is tins the case in regard to furnishing materials . Few persons , when going to build , have any idea how many nails—how much glass—mortar—and putty it will take . Some buy more than they need , and waste is the consequence . Others buy a littlest a time , and the extra running is no small cost . Will not some one experienced in such matters give us a ratio of materials ; including stone , lumber , shingles , nails : of different kinds , lime , hair , sand , glass , putty , trimmings , & c . Of cotusc in such a ratio , a building of some definite size would have to be assumed ; and this should be such as afarmer would be most likely to build . A similar calculation for a barn would be acceptable also .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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PRESERVATION OF WOOD BY ANTI-SEPTICS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

PRESERVATION OF WOOD BY ANTI-SEPTICS . Corrosive sublimate , or chloride of mercury , is one of the most efficient of these anti-septic applications . It was proposed by Mr . Kyan as a . preventive of dry-rot , under the idea of its acting as a poison to the fungi and insects which were the supposed cause of the disease . But this explanation of the action of corrosive sublimate is no longer tenable , as it is now generally admitted that the fungi and insects are not to be considered the origin but the result of dry-rot . It has been suggested that its action depends on the formation of a conipound of lignin , or pure woody fibre , with corrosive sublimate , which resists decomposition in circumstances where pure lignin is liable to decay ; but pure lignin possesses no tendency to combine with corrosive sublimate . The action of this substance is in reality confined to the albumen , with which it unites lo form an insoluble compound , not susceptible of spontaneous decomposition , a...

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METEOROLOGICAL RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD Per Ciieago , III ., Lai . 41 ° 45 , K ; Lon . 87 ° 35 , W . By GF . O . F . WILSON , for Ike Cliickgo Mechanic ? ht & tmU From January 24 , 1845 , to February 22 , 1845 . Height of Barometer m . in inches and hund ths . Thermometer , external . Day \ of the Sun- 9 o cl 3 o cl 9 ocl Sun- 9 o cl 3 o cl 1 o cl daily month , rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . rise . A . M . p . M . P . M . mean Jan . 25 29 . 10 29 . 05 28 . 90 28 . 90 26 27 32 31 29 . 00 26 28 . 8028 . 7528 . 7028 . 00 32 34 38 41 36 . 25 27 23 . 60 28 . 60 28 . G 0 28 . 60 41 44 43 31 39 . 75 28 28 . 70 28 . 7028 . 7628 . 90 25 27 29 24 2 S . 25 29 29 . 1529 . 1229 . 0029 . 20 16 22 28 20 21 . 50 30 29 . 30 29 . 3029 . 29 29 . 12 16 20 32 26 23 . 50 31 29 . 3929 . 3829 . 13 29 . 23 10 14 22 22 17 . 00 Fei . 1 29 . 3029 . 3029 . 122 . 9 . 30 20 22 23 16 20 . 25 3 29 . 40 29 . 4029 . 2029 . 08 10 20 30 24 20 . 00 3 28 . 75 28 . 7028 . 6028 . 50 32 34 20 18 27 . 50 4 28 . 5128 . 5028 . 60 28...

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" EDI TOR'S TABLE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

EDI TORS TABLE . . KT Will tbo Albany Cultivator p lease send us tho September number , of Kill ? WHAT Cottn . r . sr-0 :, DENTS SAT . Klmcr Baldwin-remarks in 11 Inter inclosing a goodly list of subscribers tlnu - if every farmer in the Slatewould laki I Sin 1 i . ilrii : farmer mid mud il , moro would be done towards paying the Stale debt , than the talking of nil thn demagogues in the Sum ! , besides some advance being nmdc in paying debts i |( iiiri ; r lioiui . No doubt of it . When a mrtii says ho is too | ii ) nr In lake our paper , wo advise bini to take it lo help him lo grow lii-hcr . Not ri -. li in ii iniiiiilc—but to hel p him thrive ; and thrill in hnll . fi- than successful speculation . , Another gcuiloma-. i writes that ihe Ihriiiei .-i in his region are loo Wise lo learn any thing in an agricultural paper . Very well—if they arc too wise to If am , they an : wi . se enough lo tench . They oilin to bu . wriiinjf fur the instruction of others , Please lull them so , ...

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WARMING HOUSES WITH FRESH AIR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

WARMING HOUSES WITH FRESH AIR . [ For the Prairie Farmer nr A . w . IIUNDKHSON . MESSRS . EDITOIIS : You request me to furnish for your valuable paper an account of the manner in which fresh air in in trod need into my school room . If such an account will lend in the least degree to diminish the amount of hcadac . ic , pain , siill ering and disease consequent upon the foul air of schoolrooms and churches I cheerfull y give it . My stove is a common air tight , the orifice for ( he smoke being behind . A . square drum , a foot in height is fitted to the top of this stove . Inside of this drum are three plates , three inches apart . The lower plate is fastened to the sides and west end of the drum , but . on the east it does not reach the drum . The second plate is fastened to the sides and east , end , but does not reach the west . The third is like the first . In the top of the drum arc two three inch pipes opening into ihc room . Air is introduced into this drum by the following ...

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CHICAGO PRICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , Feb . 85 , 1345 . PROVISIONS . $ cte . $ cts . Beef F nn 2 50 . © . 2 ( 12 do . Mess • IjMibl ® . ( i 00 do . Prime do @ . 3 50 Pork . piOO 3 55 .-3 . 3 75 do . Men Pbbl ® 11 00 Lard 4 JW 5 7 . ® .... 8 . Butter do 10 . . ® ... 12 Cheese do . 5 . ® 7 BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine Fbbl * . 3 75 do . line do ® . S 00 Corn meal ..-pbush 371 ® ... 40 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Fbusb 70 . ® ... 72 do . spring , finish 6 0 . ® ... ( i 3 Oats do 28 . ® ... 30 Corn , shelled do 35 . @ ... 40 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . ; . Timothy . pbush 75 . * . 100 Blue Grass do .. 2 00 Red Top do 150 Red Clover do 0 00 . ® . 7 00 Whitodo ¦ Fib 75 Flaxseed ^ bush 85 . ® ... 90 SUNDRIES . Salt ^ hbl 1 G 2 i © . l 75 White Fish do 5 00 . © . 5 50 Mackinaw Trout , do 5 00 . ® . 5 5 ( 1 Apples do 3 00 . ® . 4 00 do . dried finish 125 . ® . ! ( 52 Beans do 100 . ® . 125 Potatoes do ® ... 31 Cranberries do @ . 150 Onions do ® . .. 50 Chickens each 10 . © .... 124 Hides , d...

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MARKETS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

MARKETS . Prairie Farmer Office , Feb . 25 , 1645 . The stale of the roads is such lhat there is not at present produce enough in to quote from . What Utile wheat finds ils way here / sells at from 70 to 73 cents . There is an idea abroad among the fanners that there will we a rise in the price of wheat ,- corresponding to the failure in quantity . It should herecollecled that an entire failure of the crop in the wliole ; Stale of Illinois , provided the crop held put elsewhere , wpiild not materially reduce the general price . ¦ -. • Oats are very readily sold at quotations . Potatoes are sold at 35 to 38 cents , readily . There is little or nothing doing in the liorse jiiarl ( et : | From New York our account are to Feb . 11 . Wo quotes from the Commercial Advertiser . * ¦ > FEATHERS . We notice a sale of 1500 lbs . western live geese feathers at 30 cents , cash . FLOUR AND MEAL . There is a fair demand for Western Flour , and holders exhibit much firmness , refusing fo...

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HEDGES-MILLET—FENCE-GOPHERS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

HEDGES-MILLET—FENCE-GOPHERS . [ For the Prairie Farmer BY 8 . J . nAYAUD . MMSM . EDITORS : I perceive that some of your correspondents arc discussing the subject of Hedges . I deem it a subject worth y ol all attention to the prairie settlers . When in New York I planted by way of experiment a hedge of the English thorn . It was set in a hard clay soil—the plants when set were two years old . In five years it became of sufficient height and strength lo make a complete defence against catile or hogs . I observed some of those who had tried this thorn for fencing , in Western New York , condemned it . The fault was not in the thorn plant but in the planter . In England where a much greater quantity of rain falls than here , they plant the thorn on the sides of a ditch . In the United States the summer drouths are fatal to them it treated in like manner . No ditch ought to be made along a hedge of English thorn . The hedge will prove a failure if so planted . On the other hand surface...

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CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1845

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Acknowledgments and notices , Our exchanges , 57 Who shall be reviewer ? Inquiries about Illinois , 68 Silk—the worms in their dillerent stages , 59 Smut and smutty grain , 60 Diseased sheep—the rot—appearances on dissection , 61 Causes of the rot—cure , Metoxicum or milk sickness , 62 Colic in horses , Pork , Early sowing wheat , 63 Breeds of cattle for the west , Sowing grass seed , 64 Canada thistles , Heavy pigs , To dry your boots , 65 Root grafting arid budding , Early bearing apples , 66 Directions for raising plants in a hot-bed , 67 Transplanting , Agriculture of southern Illinois , 68 Sprouted peas poisonous to hogs , 69 Western horses , A shepherd s crook , Economy , 70 Milk sickness , 71 ; Spirit of the agricultural press , 72 Clean culture , To make vines grow , Cure for poll evil , 73 Sundry matters from Pike co ., Corn-stalk sugar , 74 Preservation of wood , A new carriage wheel , 75 Making wrought iron from ore , Improvement in cast s...

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1845

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . The proprietor , of the New York Albion has decided to publish an agricultural editioii of that . paper and . has engagedthe services of J . S . Skinner Esq . to conduct it .. . Mr . Skinner is , \ yell known and will bring to the work great experience , zeal , and ability , aiid willidoubtless succeed in giving to the public an ublo anduseful journal . • - -. ••; , . , . • .- PAMPHLET ON GUAXO . .. MOSSM . Ogdeii & Jones have sent us a pamphlet oh this subject , published by E . : Bartlett , If . Y . It cort-buiis-a considerable amount of matter ofinterest in . rotation to , this subject , tuch as its . analysis , modes of use , effects , & c ..... Messrs . Ojden & Jbhos have ordered a bag of Guano for their own nsc . We have no doubt that 1 it can bo made to produce nstonishing effects on the light sands cultivated near this city . It would be a good idea for some dealer here to keep a small supply , for the use of ...

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HEMP AND FLAX FOR SEED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1845

HEMP AND FLAX FOR SEED . Geo ! Estfirty Esq ., asks the following questions ill relatkm t » these < wo crops . • . , , - - ¦ .. Please inform me of the quantity of hemp seed usually sown bi » an acre , the time of sowing , and at what stage it should be cut . - Also whether there is any hew hemp seed in market ;; if not , how old it must be before it loses its germinating principle . I should like to sow a few acres of , hemp merely to , try the . experiment . Also , the amount of flax seed sown to the acre , when seed is the object . , .. . The quantity of hemp seed sown on an acre when a crop of hemp is the object , varies from five pecks to three bushels , according to tho sail-- But it is presumed that from five to six pecks per acre would be about the proper quantity as fai north as this . The middle of . May would be soon enough to sow here unless the season is remarkably early . The seed , ought not to be sown till the earth is warm enough to bring it up at once . ...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1845

JOHN S r , WRIGHT AND 3 ; . AMBROSE WIGHT . . OFFICE , 65 LAK . K STRKKT , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . Wlll *—*^—^—««—J * iMMWlJJ ^» j . l , lJlBMJWJlllWllllll —^ >——^ M « ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the lblloiyiiiif terms : ibr one square or under , first insertion / one dollar fitly cents ; second , oho dollar ; subsequent pucs , seventy fisC cents . . More than one square will be counted ^ as two ; more than two , as three , and so on . Yearly a d vcrtisbrs charged eight dollars for one square , and four dollars for each additional square . ¦ A square contains twelveliuas . Cards of six Hues or . loss , inserted , for live dollars for the year . Communications upon patent implements arid machines , accompanied 1 with cash , insertedfor $ 3 for one . column- or less ; $ 2 for each additional coluinn or part of acoliimh , • ;¦ ¦;¦ , * $ y Payments for advertisements to lie atways . in advance . For terms of tho Prairie Farmer , see last paao .

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HOW TO MAKE LONGER DAIRY SEASONS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1845

HOW TO MAKE LONGER DAIRY SEASONS . THE PRAIRIE PARMER . APRIL , 134 3 . The dairy season , in most countries , embraces that torra of spring , summer , and autumn time which is comprehended between . the days when foddering is ended and when it is again commenced . It may he begun a little before , and continued a little later ; though in most cases , where a good business is driven , it rather falls short than extends over this . time . If foddering be done five , the dairy season would cover about seven months . Enterprising farmers , engaged in this business , whether the object bo cheese or butler , are aware of the advantage of extending the season as long . as possible—of beginning as soon in the spring as the cows can well be got forward , and continuing as late in the fall as feed and the condition of the cows will possibly warrant . We wish wo could stute the average length of our dairy season here on the western prairies ; nf . as we cannot , we will ask tho question—how l...

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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1845

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS A WAY TO COOK HAJ ^ Put a . spider or kettle pver a very hot fire-put in the slices of ham and fry . them with undiminished zeal and vigor for twenty five minutcs-then take out the slices and thoy will be done . Try it , will you 1 No ? Thc , n cook it another way . We have eaten it cooked thus and it was • — • —I— , n i . „ . J . «^» Ci ¦ ¦ BREAD BY STEAM . A choice loafdf bread may J ^ e produced by preparing the dough in die usual way , and then setting the loaf to he baked into a steamer or any large kettle , containing a couple of quarts of water , and baking in this manner for 50 minutes by the steam . . If a kettle is used , a couple of bricks may be put into the bottom of it , standing out of the water , upon which to set the tin containtogjtbe loaf . When it comes out of the kettle , dry it a few foments huho oven , and it is as beautiful a loaf of bread as need be . eaten , being wholly without crust . Wc need hardly add that the dough must be good or , t...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1845

TREATMKNT , OF LAMBS . Early lambs will need much extra care lo bring them forward lo the time of grass , even if the dams are in good order ; but where , as is often the case—particularly with those driven in during the last season—the ewes are in extremely low condition , it will need much skill { is well as care to raise them . Such cw « s frequently have no milk—this will sometimes be the fact with ninety out of a hundred—and will not , as a consequence , own their lanibs . In such cases immediate attention is required . Th , e Iamb may be fed from a bottle with good cows milk ; and the ewe should be at once put up , an , d supplied with nourishing food calculated to produce a flow of milk : and frequently , by holding the ewe and putting the lamb to the udder , the milk will commence flowing , and the sheep will soon own her lamb . Wc have made many ewes own lambs not theirs with very little troubls , by accustoming them lo suckle them . When a lamb is first born ,- the mother—...

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EXPERIENCE IN GRASS CULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1845

EXPERIENCE IN GRASS CULTURE . [ For the Prairie Farmer . Hi yf r . i . DiifDGF .. MESSRS . EDITORS : > The cultivation of grasses is destined ere lung to bec i / fie a subject not only for discussion but fir actum , especially if sheep continue lo flow into our State as tliirin : last season . And being aware of the contra li : iory an I ilijjoiirjgiii / statements of the early settlers , I drop you a simple statement of my limited experience in this culture . Early in Much , 1841 , b y way of . experiment , I sowed about fuiir square rods each of timothy an I clover , which in Jul y I think would y ield at the rate of one and a half ions per acre . I have cut iwrr crops amtuatly since the first year , and from present a |)| i ea r ; iifceS they will yield as well ten years hence—with nil occasional coat of manure , which , by the way , has more effect here titan in any jilace where I have ever witnessed its operation ; though many have conceived the erroneous opinion , t...

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