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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMEN'l [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENl [ For the Pjairie Farmer . A WAY TO SPEND TWO SHILLINGS . MESSRS . EDITORS : Would that ! Wuld put a fowl in the pot of every poor man in France , was the benevolent exclamation of Henry Fourth . A wish that would be manifestly absurd in this land , blessed above every other , where the earth y ields her bounty to all , and the laborer enjoys the fruits of his industry . But as the world is not yet too old for good wishes , may I be allowed to make one for . the benefit of the miniature men and women scattered through the rural parts of our country ? Those prairie flowers that cluster around every hamlet and cheer every isolated cottage with their gladness and beauty . In plain simplicity of speech I mean the children , and I would fain whisper a few words to their parents in their behalf through the medium of your paper . You know , friends , that your summer school soon commences . And are your children ready ? Their clothes air ; tidily prepared , and store...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ORCHARD AND GARDEN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

ORCHARD AND GARDEN [ For the Prairie Farmer . THE FLOWER GARDEN . T . T HE . Mtr T . COLLINS . To all the dear Catharines , and Sarahs , and Julias , and Marys , readers of the Prairie Farmer , cultivators of flowers and admirers of the beauties of nature—greeting : Doubtless your gardens have been made , and flower seeds planted and up long before this will reach you , but pardon me for making a few suggestions which at least may be of importance next year , though you may consider yourselves as taking an early start . 1 . Have a neat garden plat laid out with taste , and planned by yourself . It will be a good opportunity for exercising taste and ingenuity . Your flowers will look better and lake more pride in growing well than if planted like pumpkins and broom-corn . Thesituation should be regarded . If possible , let it be on the east or west side of the house or shade trees , so that you may enjoy the cool and shade of the day , while the flowers have light and heat , so essen...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
INSECTS INJURIOUS TO FRUIT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

INSECTS INJURIOUS TO FRUIT . »» [ For the Prairie Farmer . DT r . x . NICENIX , MESSRS . EDITORS : Allow me to commend to your notice , and through the columns of your journal to the notice of all who cultivate fruit trees , and like me are pestered with insect depredators , one of our best friends , and though uot exactly of the biped family , yet certainly a truer , though perhaps not more disinterested friend than many of that class . I refer to a little speckled orange colored bug , that preys upon the plant louse . I don t know his name nor do I care to , but I do know him and his deeds and am prepared to recommend him to the fullest considration and regard of all who wish for assistance in exterminating that greatest of all pests , among fruit trees , above named . And first , let me describe the bugs , so that you may know them , if you ever see them . They arc about as large as a large pea—figure , a half oval—winged and six legged—wings , a dark orange color , with eight or...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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THE CANKER WORM . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

THE CANKER WORM . [ For the Prairie Farmer . Is there any effectual remedy for this dreadful scourge ? BY WM . S . WAIT . MESSRS . EDITORS : We feel quite anxious in this quarter to engage the intelligent editors and correspondents ol the Prairie Farmer , and of all other agricultural journals , in pointing out some adequate remedy to that bane of orchards , the canker worm . Our county , and that of-Clinton , which joins us upon the south , have been afflicted with this insect for several years , bat its ravages have never been so alarming or general , as during the present season . ¦ So far as I can learni no remedy has been attempted in our vicinity but the u ; . ie of lar , which has proved unavailing , whilst many of our farmers have noticed the growing mischief without any effort to overcome it . ¦ One of my neighbors , Mr . John Smith , sen ., who has a fine orchard in full bearing , containirig . fourteen hundred trees , has suffered severely . The last year nearly one half ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [ For the Prairie Farmer . MERCURY IN TREATMENT OF HOUSES . BY DR . O . H . HOIT , MESSRS . EDITORS : The usefulness and consequent value of that noble animal the horse , renders everything calculated to relieve his diseases of the utmost importance . That mercury could be used with safety and advantage in his various ailments , has heretofore been doubted . Late experiments , however , have shown that it may be administered with the best effects . In a recent number of the London Lancet is an account , detailing the treatment of a case of horse distemper , cured by calomel . A two years bid colt had been attacked , two months before , with whatis called the distemper . Ho had a severe cough and great enlargement of the glands of ihe neck . Blisters had been applied , and other means , to remedy the cough , without benefit . Then a gentle purge of aloes was given , after which one drachm of calomel and seven grains of opium combined , were administered morning ...

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• v" —~ CLAVEAU , OR SORE MOUTH IN SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

• v —~ CLAVEAU , OR SORE MOUTH IN SHEEP . . Our facetious brother of the Maine Farmer gives the following article in answer to inquiries in our paper for a remedy for the disease above named . We are thankful for his Kind attention , as also to Mr . Morrell for his letter in ourMay number , but are not quite sure that either of them % actly meets the case . Those of our readers , however , whose flocks have suffered , can better judge of this ; for we have yet had no full and satisfactory account of the symptoms . One farmer informed us that tar had no effect upon it whatever . It must be remembered that diseases of persons here lake a bilious character ; and we cannot , see why this would not be equally trite of animals . Hence the symptoms of the same disease might vary from those at the East , and the treatment might require to be varied also . Will not some farmer give us a full account of the disease as it has appeared in his flock ? jJJ * As to that book , friend Farmer , if a...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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BOTS IN HORSES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

BOTS IN HORSES . DT J . w . CIARK . MESSRS . EDITORS : Having witnessed the effect of a certain medicine for the bots , on a mare of mine ,, which was taken very violently and was restored in ashort time by medicine , prepared by Mr . S . Ellis , I send the recipe for publication . Take one quart of urine , three spoonfuls of soft soap , three spoonfuls of salt , four teaspoonfuls of gunpowder , and the white of two eggs ; stir it well together , and drench the horse ; be careful and not let himhave much water for 24 hours ; . - . i . 1 - I gave mine a second dose in about thirty minutes after the first , the : attack being so violent . My mare ; basmot had any symptoms of the bots since ; ana from what . I have seen I believe it-a certain cure . Friends , dont : forget to try it , for it is percussion . ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦¦ • ¦ • . ¦ - ¦¦ • Walnut Grove , Illinois , April , 1845 . WORMS IN HEADS OF SHEEP . Messrs . Ediiors : I see by the January number that some inquiry is made for a remedy ...

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SALVING SHEEP vs . TOBACCO . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

SALVING SHEEP vs . TOBACCO . f For the Prairie Farmer . MESSRS . EDITORS : I noticed in your February No . a communication about salve and salving sheep , by A Farmer ; and in your last the subject is taken up by A Scotchman . Give ine leave lo stale my opinion . I was bred not far front the shire stones that divide Cumberland , Westmoreland , and Lancashire , that mountainous district in the North of England , where the little Hard wick sheep are kept . I was put to salving as soon as I could handle a small sheep , and missed but one year to my recollection till I was 35 years old , and was often thus occupied a month or five weeks in a year . We put from 14 to 16 lbs . of butter to a gallon of tar . If palm oil or train oil was in part used , tallow also was added , to make it the hardness of butter ( our standard . ) I have beard say a gallon of tar weighed ten lbs . We melted the butler over a slow fire , the hand kept in to be certain of the heat and to quicken the inching . If...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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HEMP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

HEMP . [ From the St . Louis New Era . The following fact was submitted to me ( to assign tho cause , ) by the . Navy Department : ..:-., The American water-iotted hemp , when made into cordage without ihe . application of tar , proved to be greater in strength than Russian ; and the application of tar proved to depreciate its strength to that of . Russian . : . . Itiswell known that our hemp , properly prepared , is superior in every respect to Russian ; and as this subject is one of great interest to the West , as also of great national importance , I feel a deep interest to cherish that fostering care the , government is now extending to this branch ; of agriculture , and will give you rriy views in regard io obviating this evil ; fon if not attended to ; it will produce such a prejudice against the use of American hemp for naval purposes , that in time its use will be abandoned . ; The Russian method is to select iheir ^ male hemp from the female at the time the pollen begins to...

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BLIND DRAINING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

BLIND DRAINING . We arc aware that while land is so plenty and cheap as at the West , there will hardly exist any general disposition to engage in any farm management involving so much expense as under-draining . Still there are considerable localities near large towns , where the expense would soon be amply repaid , and where nothing else will fully answer— -as in the case of some of the lands surrounding this city . Every fanner , too , may have some particular piece of ground which for local reasons he wishes to render dry and productive ; and it does not satisfy this desire to be told that there are plenty of cheap and dry lands about him . He wishes to improve his own farm . Open ditches arc often in the way besides taking up considerable ground , and are also constantly filling up , which either renders them inefficient , or subjects the owner to considerable cost for repairs . To meet this want we present our readers with cuts showing sections of this sort of drains , put dow...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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THE BIG HEAD-ITS CAUSE AND CURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

THE BIG HEAD-ITS CAUSE AND CURE . [ For the . Prairie Farmer BY J . J . HARDIN . ; MESSRS . EDITORS : A farmer of this county-, Mr . Benjamin Couchmaii , has a theory and cure for this terrible disease in horses , which deserves the attention of all ,. owners of these valuable animals . He spys that the disease prig- ; inatcs from a horse not shedding , his jaw teeth at the proper time . All horses shed their thin jaw teeth as well 1 as their front teeth . If a tooth isnqtshcdin . lhc upper jaw , the bone of the head begins to grow and this causes the big head . If a tooth in the lower jaw is not dropped , the bone ; grows and this causes the bigjato . : ., ¦ . ¦ . . His remedy is this : be has a pair of tooth- .. drawer * made after the old fashion of such instruments used by physicians , of a size sufficient to draw a horses tooth , witn ahandle like an auger . This , he applies to-the diseased tOpth and extracts it . The horse will then get well , unless down with the complaint ....

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ROTATION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

ROTATION . [ For the Prairie Farmer B T A . nil A HAM SMITH . MESSRS . EDITORS : Supposing your common printing fixtures will be sufficient i . to set up a sketch enabling a 1 reader to understand my plan | of laying off a farm , belter than I can make myself un- | derstood merely by words , I 1 have appended a drawing . | • 1 Is a grove norih of the house , orchard , feeding lots , & c . Reader if your residence is like mine in the open prairie and you have no grove adjoining your farm , plant one of locust and a ditch around it . 1 2 , 3 , 4 and 5 are fields nearly equal in size . j . C Is for lots for barn , stai bles , feeding , & c . 7 Is an orchard . 8 Is a yard containing dwellings , & c . ! 9 Is a wood yard , & c . ¦ 10 Is a garden . Suppose your fields 2 , 3 , 4 , and 5 are all in prairie grass in the spring of 1845 .- Begm with 2—in May break it with a prairie plow .. If your team is strong enough and you have plenty of team ...

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CATTLE SHOW OF THE UNION AGU . SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

CATTLE SHOW OF THE UNION AGU . SOCIETY . MESSRS . EDITORS : I am pleased to learn that the committee on fairs , ofthe Union Agricultural Society have concluded on holding a fair and agricultural exhibition at your city the coming fall . Judging from the interest expressed by many with whom I . have conversed , in relation to it , I think we shall be able to get Up an agricultural fair worthy of northern Illinois—of prairie farmers—and of the city of Chicago . Why should we not ? What region can boast of better implements and machines ,, better soil , or more enterprising farmers ? By the conjunction of the different young and spirited cotimy societies embraced within the Union , I trust we shall see a display in the fall that will be no , discredit , to our highly favored section , and that will even astonish tho East . At any rate you may expect to see the Elgin boys on the ground , with their band , and a goodly array of plows , and various implements and machines . Yours truly , ...

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

MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . CAOUTCHOUC MANUFACTURE . This department of operative industry has , within a few years , acquired an importance equal to that of some ofthe older arts , and promises , ere long , to rival even the ancient textile fabrics in the variety of its designs and applications . The manufacture of caoutchouc has , at present , three principal branches : 1 . The condensation of the crude lumps or shreds of caoutchouc , as imported from South America , into compact homogenous blocks , and the cutting of these blocks into cakes or sheets for the slationer , surgeon , shoemaker , Sec . 2 . The filature of cither the Indian rubber bottles , or the artificial sheet caoutchouc , into tapes and threads of any requisite length and fineness , which , being clothed with silk , cotton , linen , or woolen yarns , form the basis of elastic tissues of every kind . 3 . The conversion of the refuse cuttings and coarser qualities of caoutchouc into a viscid varnish , which , being appl...

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ESTERLY'S PATENT HARVESTING MACHINE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

ESTERLYS PATENT HARVESTING MACHINE . This machine is calculated for cutting the heads from standing grain , leaving the straw behind . Where grain stands up well , it is warranted , to cut ; the heads from 20 acres of wheat per day—the power employed being two horses , requiring two men and a boy to manage the machine . It is claimed that from one to three bushels more grain is saved per acre by the use ofthis machine , than is saved in the usual way . As the heads of the grain are cut off , they are received into a large box , or receiver , ? and when that is filled , the heads may be conveyed to the barn , or secured in cribs—the latter being considered preferable , as they afford the grain a better chance to dry . From half an acre to an acre of wheat ; . ( according to the condition of the crop , ) may he cut at a time , without unloading the receiver . The operation of threshing is much facilitated by this , mode of Cutting grain—making a saving in this respect of from fifty to...

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WIND POWER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

WIND POWER . -.-. . ¦ ¦ : [ For the Prairie Farmer .. BT B . SMITH . .. --. MESSRS . EDITORS : Itis a matter of surprise with me , that in a country where machinery is so much needed in carrying on the extensive operations of the farmer , arid horse-powers and the means of propelling them , very expensive , that people will neglect ar . agent easily reduced to . service , and of the most efficient character . at their own doors ; I mean the wind , . JDid we look well to our own interests ; the usefulness of the ; breezes that ; so constantly sweep across extensive pariritss , would , not be cori . ftncd ; to the purifying of the atmosphere , or the invigorating of the animal creation , . but would be compelled to , do our . bidding ; in the performance of much of the drudgery we ; fio \ v do by main strength , or extort ,-from our -animals at a needless cost—at but small expense . Could old Boreas be harnessed 1 ° ° uf , grain-threshing , straw-cutting , wood-sawing , boring , , TO ...

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

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD For Chicago , III , Lai . 41 ° 45 , N . ; Lon . 87 ° 35 , W . By CKO . F . WILSON , Principal ofthe CJricago . English and Classical School , for the . Chicago Mechanics 1 Institute . From May 26 , to June 27 , 1845 . Height of Barometer in inches and hundths . Thermometer , external . of the Sl , n 9 ° cl 3 ° cl 9 ° cl -Sun- 9 ocl 3 o cl 9 o cl daily month . riiSB - A . M . P . M . l . M . rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . mean May 27 38 . 50 28 . 40 | as . 30 28 . 10 58 76 sT 69 71 . 00 gg 23 . 10 28 . 10 , 28 . 40 28 . 60 60 74 47 44 37 . 25 5 K ) . 28 . 9029 . 0029 . 0029 . 00 42 44 47 46 44 . 75 30 29 . 10 ¦ 29 . 1529 . 9628 . 90 ( 38 58 59 51 59 . 00 ¦ jl 28 . 8528 . 9528 . 7028 . 70 53 68 69 62 71 . 00 1 28 . 6-1 28 . 50 , 28 . 4528 . 48 Go 80 88 63 72 . 75 2 28 . 36 28 . 20 j 28 . 1228 . 20 70 76 80 66 73 . 60 3 28 . 50 28 . 4 5 j 28 . 40 28 . 30 64 69 72 62 66 . 75 4 28 . 44 • 28 . 3928 . 3028 . 50 58 69 81 63 72 . 75 5 28 . 80 28 . 80 08 . 75 28 . 78 57 ...

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EDITOR'S TABLE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

EDITORS TABLE Tho last Cherokee Advocate contains a sensible letter on the subject of pea culture , from a man who signs himself Gnb-Ia-Ia-te . Mr . Gah-la-lii-to strongly recommends the production oft their own vegetables by the Chomkccs . Wo notice with pleasure that a goodly part of tho Advocate is filled of late with agricultural matter . Do not fear lo plant Orchards became you are Old . Rev . Ebenezor Cobb , of Br .-iinirce , Mass ., began to set out an orchard at the airo of 70 years , fur which he wiu much ridiculed : bo lived to be 107 years old , and ate the fruit of his orchard many years . Prima Agricultural Society , hi the Peoria Register we observe a letter from Mr . A . Stevens in which he resigns his office as President . Mr . F , Unrkucss delivers the address ut the next fair , in September . We are grateful for Mr . Stevens commendation of tho I rairie Farmer . Guano . Tho eastern people are highly delighted with the effects of giiuiiii on their vegetables , and t...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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POSTAGE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1845

POSTAGE . With this number the new Postage Law goes into affect . Though the law is not all that is desirable , we deem it worthy of a jubilee , arid intend to celebrate it by writing letters to every body we can think of , and prepaying the postage . Below will be found a correct synopsis of its rates , which is more than can be said of almost any one yet published . By this law a newspaper is a publication issued once in a month or oftener , and printed on two sheets or less , whose aggregate surface docs not exceed nineteen hundred square inches . It will be seen that we have adapted the Prairie Farmer to these provisions . It is issued this month on two sheets with a surface of fourteen hundred and eight inches ; thus leaving a lee-way of four hundred and ninety-two inches still to be improved if expedient . The question of our postage is thus put at rest—for we have suffered a little by thetender consciences of a few postmasters , to whom the provision in the old law that , pos...

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

Plowboy writes us from Shelby county that Thomas Noble , Esq ., of Massillon , Ohio , who has a flock of merino sheep , second to none , is about sending 800 ewes of the best quality into that section of the State . . P . is informed thnt none of our correspondents are privileged . In relation to his own experience he writes as follows : I have been here for two winters ( as an experiment ) with 3 , „ n , ° , 8 l i ce P ( ° « gi » ally , ) and have this season raised 204 lambs from 216 ewes . Does any beat it in the north 7 We this summer increased the number to 3 , 500 head , including Mr . Nobles and another friend who commences with 400 . All near nei ghbors . I shall bo happy to suppy any gentleman with bucks of the finest quality of wool , such as may be equalled but not exceeded . l

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