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THE UNION AGRICULTURIST I [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1842

THE UNION AGRICULTURIST I l . V UNION 13 STREKOTH . A VVAlJSi 27 ~~ OFFfcERS OF THE UT A T S JAMES T . GIFFOIID , of Kane Co . President . LKWIS ELLSWORTH , Du Page ) Turmoil D . BREWSTER , LaSatlo | WH . NOIILE DAVIS , Kendall ; . Vice Pros . WILLIAM Sunn / Will | SKTII WASIIHIJUN , Lake - J E . VV . BREWSTER , Kane Treasurer , jno . S . WRIGHT , Cook , Roc . Sec . • Do . do . , Cor . Sec .

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AN ESSAY ON THE IMPORTANCE CM LIME IN SO 1 LS . -N 0 . 4 . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1842

AN ESSAY ON THE IMPORTANCE CM LIME IN SO 1 LS . -N 0 . 4 . From the Western Farmer and Gardener . BY DARIUS LAPHAM , CIVIL ENOIHEER . Tho form on which my father resides , in Champaiene county , in this state , lies in one ot those beautiful glades branching off northwardly from , he main valley of Kings creek , a large uibutarv of Mad river . Wo came into possession of a part ofthe present farm in 1830 . Previous to that time , this part had been crept for many years wilh corn , wheat , See ., without ony regard 10 arotatioR of crops , or the addition of manure , until the soif had become almost exhausted , or worn out , by this constant drain upon its resources , since it has been in our possession it has been divided into rectangular fields , of nearly oqual orea , and iho four crop system of rotation has been pursued in the cultivation throughout , until each field has had at least ono crop of clover ploughed into the soil , and several of them havo received two crops of clover ...

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HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1842

HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT . For llie Union Agriculturist . To MAKE H OMMOSY , NO . 2 . —According to request wo herewith send you our plan for making hommony , hoping that others will be induced to send you their plans also , so that your reader ;; may have an opportunity of testing them and thereby ascertain the very best mode of preparing ibis good and wholosomo diet . Our p lan is os follows : We first hang on tho pot , fill it half full of water , ihon shovel in some two gallons or more of the best ashes from th <! fire place , stir u j and boil some ton or fifteen minutes , then take off iho pot , fill it up wilh cold water , givo it a thorough stirring and skim off the floating coals and other trash . — Let it stand and settle until it becomes clear ; then dip or pour oil tho clear lio into , ; anothor pot , hang i ! over the fire , and as soon as it is in full ebullition put in tho corn , boil hastily and stir frequently u . ilil the corn is clear of husks , which will ...

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USEFUL RECIPES . " [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1842

USEFUL RECIPES . [ HOLLOW HORN . —Mr . Abraham Iluyck of Rockvillo , Will co ., says , When catties eyes run , and look hollow or glassy , take a table-spoon-ful of spirits of turpentine , and put it on tho hollow of the head , ond oround tho roots of the horns , Apply it once in two or three days , We have not found tho receipt for bloody murrain to which Mr . II . referrs . SKOKB ROOT . POLL E VIL & C .. — Mr . A . Churchill has sent us iho following correspondence , which we insert entire , as tho surest way of giving the information . Dear Sir , —In ono of your communications you mention skoke or garget root , as a euro for the garget in cows ; and say it is not to bo found here , Come to Madison , and you can pet as much as you want , for no . thing . Tho plant is the Phytolacca Dccandria , called frequently Poke Weed , Pigeon Berry , ond Stoke ; and Stearns , in his American Herbal , mentions the Iwo additional names of Jalap , and Pork Physic Weed , I did not know...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1842

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT , A T EACHERS SEMINARY IN ILLINOIS . —The importance of Common School instruction—ils absolute necessity to the perpetuity of our liberties , either civil or religious , we suppose to bo admitted by all ; the only questions of debate seem to be , what plans will soonest give us a good system ? and what system is best adapted to out wants ! ¦ The first step , that of employing a superintendent , has been cursorily noticed , and will bo hereafter recurred to ; the ono next in importance is that of establishing a Teaalvere Seminary . That well qualified teachers are necessary in order that llie scholars make desirable improvement , will be at once admitted . Of what benefit would an overflow inatroasury be , and a perfect system , with ignorant teachers 1 We acknowledge a , perfect system with ignorant teachers to bo rather incompatible , but that only makes iho necessity of having good ones more apparent . Of thoie among us who aspire to lbs important office of ...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1842

FOR SALE , At the Union Agric-ullnrlt Office , FLOWER SEEDS & GARDES S EEDS of choice kinds . SHKGB . IIF . RT , a small lot ; and a large lot daily expected . BERKSHIRE PIGS , a fetv for Illinois money at par , BLUE GRASS , & HE OT SEEP ,, a small quantity daily expected . SUGAR BEET SEED , genuine from France . GERMAN PANIC GRASS , MILLET . D OMESTIC COF FEE , I That thorough bred and powerful Horse , WJVCAS , TO whom was awarded the highest premium of the Winnebago Ag . Society and the Union Ag . Society last fall as the best stallion , will stand for mares the coming season at tho stable of E . B . Bill , in Napevville , and at tho stable of Samuel P . Burdick . in St . Charles , near the mills , commencing the liih of April and ending tltffitst of July . For particulars see hand bills . E . Si . BILL . J . 3 . NORTON , JVIorch 18 , 1812 . _ _ ~ AGRlCULTURAL Rm ) SITbriY . rfpHEUNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIE--L- Tit has now opened iinRKrosiTORt at 112 Lake Stre...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1842

BMISTOLS EXTRACT OF SARSitPARILLA , fS NOW considered thoinostappruvud irwdicine for rcmoviiig disease , arising fnuw un abuse of Mercury , cttrunic and constitutional diseases , such iiH trlertifulaa , Xing - ^ Evil , Eruptions , Obtlinale Old Sores , Rheumatic Affections , Salt Rheum , Scald Head , and utiioi diseases arising from an impure slato cf tin : Blood—Aim . Chronic All eciioosol the Liver , Lunga aild Ciwst , is now for aalo at V 2 <[ Lain . -Street , bf S . SAWVER , Jan . Igta . Exclusive Aitonl for Cliiccro ItltlHTOLS BALSAM OF IIOAItliOUND , Th irj-. d valuable l } > evf .: , . i . l :. bc now iirtr :-w ? n , f , 1 . 0 R- Cum-iiintilioiii , Cuuirtis , Colds , A » lhu -:--, v-5 p i ! Uo ^ of Ulood , Hnarr . Riios . 1 . Cough , Croups , tuwi Pulmonary Affetlions , l o . sale ; it R \ t . l !; e street , hv S . SAWYER , WholesaUand Heiail Dealer i * D 11 UG 3 . MEDICINES , PAINTS , OIL , DTS STUFFS , GllOCKUIER , Ice . NEW STORE AND NEW GOOD ! -:. m...

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Western Farmer ' s own Paper . THE UNION AGRICULTURIST [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

Western Farmer s own Paper . THE UNION AGRICULTURIST AND WBSTEftN PRAIRIE FARMER , Inhibited at Chicago , Monthly , by tfiu Uuion Agricultural Society , tlie organ of the HUnolfl Statu Agricultural Soeialy and of other Weslarti Societies . VOL . SECOND , 18-IS-Tho matter is prepared expressly for tlie Western I ^ ar- ¦ m $ r ; one lifllf to three fourtfinof it being original , and the remainder selected from thirty three Agricultural pvpers , Xnrery ouo in the United Stales , that is known to mt ) and a ureal variety of other exchange publications and scientific workt . In the first volume wo published 130 comiminicntionB , from practical formers all over tlio West ; and it U expected thin year , tho pnpir being more extensively luumn , that wo shall ha able to give many more . Tho second volume is commenced with twelve pages , and contains moro mattorthan any other agricultural paper in tho U . S . It is expected tho subscriptions will enable tha U . A . S . to continue it in thin ...

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THE UNION AGRICULTURIST [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

THE UNION AGRICULTURIST 1 H UNION IS STRENGTH MAY 1842 . OFFICERS OF THE U . A . S . iktm T . GirronD , of Kane Co . President . Ijiwis ELLSWORTH , DU Page | THBRON D . BREWSTER , LnSnllo | WH . NOBI . K DAVIS , Kendall ^ Vice Pres . WILLIAM SMITH , Will | SETH WASHBURN , Lake • J E . W . BREWSTER , Kaiie Treasurer . JKO . S . WRIGHT , Cook Roc . See . Do . do . Cor . Sec . CHANCING THE FORM OF THE PAPER . —We are thinking ol changing llie form of this paper to make It moreconvenient for preserving fy binding . We are strongly opposed to change , as it is indicative of instability ; but one change seems necessary . Tho malt r published in the fright pages would make thirty two octavo pages , nnd in that form would be much preferred . — Then if putting it in a cover and stitching would not make it liable to pamphlet postage , that can also be done . Tho plan is , to bring it n » near as possible to a pamphlet nnd yet have it liable only to nuwspupor postage , and we have written to W...

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COMMUNICATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

COMMUNICATIONS For the Union Agriculturist . SILK RAISING IN 1841 . MR . E DITOR—As there has been much interest folt in lne business 0 f silk raising in this country , I will now communicate the result of an experiment in that business made by mo the nast season . Tho worms wore kept upon boards In mv bat n and a vacant room in the house ; ot course it required more labor to change tho worms and remove tho litter than it they had been fed on hurdles . Tho eggs were taken from tho ice house and exposed to the temperature ofthe room on the 5 th of July , and they be » an to hatch on tho 9 th . There wero from 18 ° o 15 , 000 worms fed . Tho leaves of the Morns Muliicaulis were used till ihe last week of feeding , when I used the Canton Mulberry , leaves on Ihe branches for the convenience of feeding . The time spent in gathering the leaves , feeding the worms , and removing the litter , was nearlv as follows : The first week it took one hour per day ; tho second week about Iwo hours ...

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WISCONSIN AND ILLINOIS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

WISCONSIN AND ILLINOIS . For tlie Union Agriculturist ( Ooncluded frompa » e 34 . ) Agricultural ProihcHons , ~ nr the growing of flax , silk and wool , no country holds out greater inducements , In no country have I seen so thrifty a growth of the white mulberry and where the cross blood merino s have beer ! introduced , which is hero onl y in small ( foek » , ihey ntiain ofter being kept two years a size and yield a fleece far beyond any that I have seen before ; few fleeces so light as four pounds ami more up to five and six pounds each . So mild : are tho winters that with , a few feculent vegetables or running to ihe straw at the tail of tho threshing machine , some bran or shorts , or very liltlograin , they are kept with comparative IIItie expense . And the period I trust is not remote and its march to be much accelerated by your efforts in the Western Prairie Farmer , when Iho genius and enterprizo of our population must and will be turned to iho givwlh and manufacture of al...

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ANESSAx " ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LIME IN SOILS .-No . 1 . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

ANESSAx ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LIME IN SOILS .-No . 1 . 3 U ~ - From tlie Western Farmer and Gardener . BY DARIUS LAMIAM , CIVIL ENGINEER . ( Continued from page 38 . J It is therefore proven beyond all doubt , that LIME msiroio of its various forms is an essential ingredient in till fertile soils ; first , from tho foct lhat it is almost universally precent in the most nroduclive soils throughout ihe world ¦ second , from the fact that all known plants contain more or less calcareous matter in some form as an essential constituent . - It is likewise proven that limo , in some ol its forms must be continually abstracted from iho soil by the constant growth and removal of those plants which contain in thoir constitution any notable proportion of tho salts of lime , • md hence it maybe inferred , that by constant l-ronnins , Ihe limo contained in the soil will in limo become exhausted ; and unless it be again added artificially to the soil , it will become incapable of producing those p...

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USEFUL RECIPES [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

USEFUL RECIPES For the Union Agriculturist . SWELI . ISGS , CORK JOR . —Mr . Wright , sir , in ihe March No . of your paper , I noticed on oriiclo on Swellings ond iho remedy . Last fall I noticed ii swellingonthehindlcgof my horse , to which 1 applied many things to no effect . I eventually made two or three applications of beef brine ( which may be found in every farmer s meat tub , ) which had the desired effect . It entirely reduced iho swelling and it has not troubled him . KIDNEY WORMS . —I have noticed , in most of the hogs which I have cut up since I havo kept market in Chicago , worms about the kidneys , which sometimes cause the death of tho nnunnl . Having myself lost a fine swino from that disease , I wish 10 call ihe attention of ihe farmer to tho subject . Is thero no remedy 1 Yours , A- G * M - Chicago , April 1 , 1842 . NOTE . —On the 39 th page of vol . I . is a remedy for kidney worms which we havo sinco seen highly recommended by a number of individuals ill diifer...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

: FOR SALE , At the Union AurienUurist Office , FLOWER SEEDS & GARDEN SEEDS of choice kinds . SHRUBBERY , a small lot . BERKSHIRE PIGS , a few for Illinois money at par . BLUE GRASS , & HEMP SEED , a small quantity daily expected . SUOAR BEET SUED , genuine from France . GERMAN PANIC GRASS , MILLET . DOMESTIC COFFEE .. That thtrough bred and powerful Horse , racAs , TO whom was awarded Ihe highest premium ofthe Winnebago Ag . Socioiyand ihe Union Ag . Society last fall as the best stallion , will stand for mares the coming season at tho stable of B . B . Bill , in Napervillo , ond al tho stable of Samuel P .. fiurdick in St . Charles , near the mills , commencing Iho llth of April and ending the first of July . For particulars see hand bilfe . E . B . BILL . J . S . NORTON . March 18 , 1819 . [ ftSflLLET SEED for sale at the Repository ; Ira 1-12 Lake Street . BURLINGTON SILK WORM FRAME . Rights lo make and Uso this framo , for sale at the Repository . IRA B ...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1842

BRISTOLS I EXTRACT OF SARSAPARiLLA , SNOW considered the most approved medicine for removing disease , arising from an abuse of Mercury , chronic and constitutional diseases , such as Scrofulas , Kings Evil , Eruptions , Obstinate Old Sores , Rheumatic Alfections , Salt Rhoum , Scald Head , and other diseases arising from an impure state of the Blood—Also , Chronic Affections of the Liver , Lungs and Chest , is now for sale at 124 Lako blr , e ° 1 fe . r , „ S SAWYER , Jan , 184 . 2 . Exclusive Agent for Chicago . BRISTOLS BALSAM OF HOAHHOUND , J 7 ie most valuable Preventative now Known ,. f \ Ol \ Consumptions , Coughs , Colds , Asthmas , Spitting of Blood , Hoarseness , Cough , Croups , and Pulmonary Affections , fur sale at 104 Lake street , by S . SAWYER , Wholesale and RetailVealer in DRUGS , MEDICINES , PAINTS , OIL , DYE STUFFS , GROCERIES , fa . NEW STORE AND NEW GOODS WHOLESALE It RETAIL . At No . 134 Lako-st . four doors west of Clarke Street , Chicago . HIRAM NORTON , be...

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THE UNION AGRICULTURIST [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1842

THE UNION AGRICULTURIST Western Farmer s own Paper . AND WESTERN PRAIRIE FARMER , PuWiriied at Cliicngo , Moatlily . liy Urn Union Agricultural Society , the organ « ftli « Illinois SUito . Agricultural Society and of other Western Societies . VOU SECOND , 18-12 . The matter is prepared expressly for the JVesttm Far * mar ; © na Iwlftothreefourtlwof Itlrttag original , and tho veumindor selected from thirty three Aprictiltitrat pvpers , ( ovcrv ono in tlio United States , that is known to its , ) and u great variety of oilier exchange publications and scientific works . In the first volume wo published 13 Q commit-. uicut ! otu , froai practical farmers alt over the Wert ; and it is expected this year , the paper being more extensively Known , that we shall be aide to give many more . The second volume is commenced with twelve pages , and contains more matter thnn any other agricultural paper in the U . S . It is expected the subscriptions will enable the 17 . A . S . to continue it...

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THE UNION AGRICULTURE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1842

THE UNION AGRICULTURE IK UNION IS STRKNGTH . Ivm 1842 ~ OFFICERS OP THE U . A . S . JAMES T . GIFJPOHI ) , of Knnn Co . President . LEWIS ELLSWORTH , DU Page | THERON 1 ) . BREWSTER , LnSalle | WM . NOBLE DAVIS , Kendall J . Vice Pees . WILLIAM SMITH , Will | SCTB . WASHBURN , Lake J E . W . BRKWSTER , Katie . Treasurer . JKO . S . WRIGHT , Cook Rec . Sec . Do . do . Cor . Sec . THE EAST ASD THR WEST . —In the Farmers Gazette ol New Haven , Conn ., we find our remarks on jiage 2 d under the heads of Butler in the West , and Emigrating copied , arid i-oine good remarks appended . We agree exactly with Mr . STORER , that where a farmer , is well located at the East , and old age approach . : ing , it is folly for him to think of improving hit own . condition by removing West . Butsuppose hit . i to have a half dozen sons growing up around , him , and to have come to the sensible conclusion , that , all things considered , thcyhad best be muds farmers of ; now his farm of perhaps a hun...

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COMMUNICATIONS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1842

COMMUNICATIONS . Eortlie Union Agriculturist CtuaiHSTON , Iowa Ter . April 8 , 1843 . FENCING IN PASTURES . fire-After being amused as well as benefitMa - bj the remarks of your correspondents , it would be rather remiss in me pot to tiy to aZse them in turn , though I do no oxpect _ to St ti > ora moch l have read wul ! , ae l the remarks contained in your paper about fencinff pastures and sowing gram on tho open nraines . As the arguments in your paper are all on one side ought we not to thank you to advance something on the other side , if any car . be found 1 Now in this part of the count rv our pasture lands am rough , rocky , and it would bealmost impossible to fence such places intersected with creeks , bluffs , and timbered lands . Every freshet would wash acres and everv wind would blow down trees on ourfenfences . Our plow landsare selected on level prairies , or gently undulating , which lands are easier fenced . It seems to me most natura far a man to fence hi...

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AN ESSAT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LIME IN SOILS .-NO . S . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1842

AN ESSAT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LIME IN SOILS .-NO . S . gt DARII / S Lipnm , CIVIL • KOIKE SK . Continued from page 46 . Having , in the fermer number , attesiplod lo show that lime is an essential constituent in all soils devoted to the eultivation of such plants lis are usad by man and beasls for food , in conscoiieace of its entering intn the composition of aucli plants , and lhat all soils destitute of calcareous matter are comparatively barren and unproductive , I shall , in the present No ., off ^ r same further reasons to establish the fact of the importance of lime , in improving the fertility of soils , based upon its chemical and mechanical effects when present in ihe soil . Every soil capable of producing plans contains organic substances , either of vegetable or animal origin , or both ; but chiefly of vegetable origin . No soil wholly destitute of organic matter can support living vegetation . * It is evident that the presence of organic matter in the soil is essential t...

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H 0 USEH 01 D DEPARTMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1842

H 0 USEH 01 D DEPARTMENT . DISEASES ov SHEEP . —( Continued from pi 47 . ) —Treatment and Pretention of Foot-Rot : —As foot-rot , in nine cases out of ten , is an attempt on the part of nature to get rid of a portion of the hoof , which ought , in the proper course of things , to have been worn away as fast as il appeared , Iho prevention and treatment of . the first stage of the complaint will naturally suggest themselves . As this disease , says Mi . Dick , arises in consequenco ; of the hoofs not being exposed to sufficient friction to wear them down , or keep them in their proper state , or where their natural growth is increased by ihe nature and moisture of Ihe ground , the hoofs of all the flock should bo regularly rasped or pared at short intervals , say from eight days to a fortnight , according to the rapidity with which a particular pasture produces ihe disease . In certain situations , they might be made lo travel upon a hard surface , similar to natural sheeptracts , or...

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