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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE . TUESDAY , Jan . 11 , 1843 . Reports were received from the officers of the Institute , and adopted ; and after the transaction of some minor business , proceeded to the election of officers ^ for the ensuing year . The following persons were dul y elected : For President , IRA MILTEMORE . First Vice President , J . M . ADSIT . Second GEO . F . FOSTER . Recording Secretary , JOHN B . WIER . Corresponding » JOHN GAGE . Treasurer , JOHN H . HODGSON . Librarian , HORATIO COOK . Directors , C . D . HATES , H . ROSS , I . SPEAR , E . SMITH , J . MILIGAN , B . BAILEY . On motion of Mr . Childs , The dianks of the Institute were presented to CHARLES M . GRAY , for the able and impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of President of the Institute . The proceedings of the meeting passed off with spirit and animation , and were conducted with the utmost good feeling : but one sentiment seemed to prevail in the election of officers—to elect the b...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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_ ^ xytf ^^ WIND POWER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

_ ^ xytf ^^ WIND POWER . Currents of water , being limited in magnitude , can be confined , in their action , to one side of a wheel . But it is not . easy to do the same widi currents of wind , on account of their indefinite magnitude and die difficulty of screening one half of the wheel , advantageously , from their action . It is therefore common to employ vertigal wind mills , having a number of sails placed obliquely to the wind , and turning on a horizontal axis which is parallel to the wind , ¦ or nearly so . The action of the wind , in this case , is resolved into two forces ; and since the sails cannot obey die first , by moving in the direction of the wind , they obey the second , and move at right angles with it . Verlkal Windmill . The common windmill has usually four sails , and sometimes six or eight . The power of these sails to turn their axis depends , when other things are equal , upon their degree of obliquity in regard to the wind . The angle which is most effect...

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FRUIT TREES . ARBORICULTURE . CONFINING SWINE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

FRUIT TREES . ARBORICULTURE . CONFINING SWINE . BY EDSON HARKNESSI Sir—The Nov . and Dec . Nos . of your paper came to hand on vesterday . This delay will account for your not hearing from me sooner . The sudden transition from summer to winter allowed but little time to take up fruit trees . As soon as the sap had ceased to flow , a load was dug up and started northward with all possible despatch ; but they did not get half way to Chicago , before the man in charge of them was obliged from the cold weather to stop and bury his load for the winter . The trees put up embraced 22 varieties in each package of 100 ; all fruit of well established reputation , and the trees remarkably thrifty . You can be supplied with any amount in the spring , which you may bo able positively to engage . Your order should be sent by the 10 th of March . M y whole attention is now devoted to the nursery business—for the last two weeks have been grafting at the rate of 500 per day , and intend to continue...

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ANALYSIS OF PRAIRIE SOIL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

ANALYSIS OF PRAIRIE SOIL . BY . ? . LONG . To the Editor of Ike Prairie Farmer . I have seen in tho Union Agriculturist , more than once , ffiat our soil was boxed up and to be sent to Boston , Mass . for Dr . Jackson to analyze . I presume it will he done with care , and no doubt tho report will be satisfactory . The soil of Illinois will bo found by a close chemical analysis to be composed of such articles , and in due proportion , as may be called very rich and well adapted for the growth of those very things necessary for the support oflife of both man and beast . I must say for one I do believe that this box of Illinois dirt mi ght have been analyzed without sending it 1600 or 1800 miies . 1 believe there are in the city of Chicago , if not anywhere else in tho State , professional * gentlemen who are full y competent to such an undertaking . As I have heard of late this box or boxes of earth by some mistake have not been sent , will not some of die gentlemen in Chicago make th...

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- »> -. WESTERN PRODUCTIONS—TO THE EASTERN FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

- »> -. WESTERN PRODUCTIONS—TO THE EASTERN FARMER . BY M . L . DUSLAP . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . It is generally characteristic of American farmers to cast about and ascertain in the production of what articles they can most profitably employ their labor and capital : if this be the case with eastern farmers , who now have a ready market for almost every article cultivated ; and when it is considered that we have to compete with them in their own markets , after transporting our produce hundreds of miles for that purpose , it then stands us in hand to enquire carefully what kinds of produce will nett us die most after deducting transportation . One hundred dollars worth of wool , hemp , flax , lard , pork , or flour , can be transported for less than the same value in wheat , oats or corn . The unrivaled fertility of our soil , and the ease with which we . can produce the staple articles , more than overbalance the transportation ,-and enable us to undersell ...

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SETTLEMENT OF THE PRAIRIES . BOUNTY FOR GROWING TIMBER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

SETTLEMENT OF THE PRAIRIES . BOUNTY FOR GROWING TIMBER . BY B . SMITH . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . I have been much interested in reading the various plans , experiments and theories of your numerous correspondents for the promotion o [ their individual interest and the welfare of the country generall y : for the success of many of which 1 feel a strong interest . The encouragement of timber-growing , the confinement of some if not all kinds of stock , and the use of all other reasonable means to encourage the speedy settlement of our prairies , and to promote the welfare of those who are already here , I believe to be the duty of us all . And as it appears to me the plans hitherto proposed are not the best calculated to promote the above objects , I have thought , if it would not be considered presumptuous , of submitting a plan , which if followed , would promote the advancement of the greatest of the above objects to a great degree . The principal harrier to the settle...

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LARD OIL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

LARD OIL . BY Dlt . SILAS ! , OK (! i 5 * 0 the Editor of Hie Prairie Farmer . I sec in the Sept . No . you ask fhe , if not too much trouble , to write again my Views Upon the subject of lard and lard lamps , which you Had b y accident lost . I consider it not necessary now , as since I wrote that , I am fully satisfied the time has come whett We can use lard oil , and of superior quality to the best winter strained sperm oil , and it will burn in any of the Common lamps , and give a superior light . Every farmer , and I may say every good citizen in the western States and Territories , should fee ] a deep interest in encouraging the manufacture of lard into oil and tallow . There ought to be a number of the manufactories set up at once in Chicago , and every farmer who carries pork to market this coining fall and winter ought to purchase either lard oil or tallow , or both , and give it a fair trial . They will not be disappointed . By encouraging the manufacture of pork into oil ...

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REVIEW OF THE FARMER'S CABINET FOR NOV . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

REVIEW OF THE FARMERS CABINET FOR NOV . BY J . T . GIFFOIID . To ( he Editor of the Prairie Farmer . In perusing the Cabinet with which you favored me , I find several articles of interest , and deem a condensed statement of the most important ideas , of service to the readers of the Prairie Farmer . Sheep . The correspondent Z . of Bucks co . Pa . on sheep , takes a position which to me is new , and it may be the case with many others , in regard to the improvement not onl y of sheep , but every other kind of animal by crossing . That is to begin and proceed with female the best , in order to make the greatest improvement . Z . advocates the importance of rearing and improving long wool sheep , more especially in view of the operation of the new tariff . Such sheep as yield wool adapted to combing , but improved in fineness , without reducing the amount of mutton . This object , says Z ., is most easily accomplished by a cross of the Dishley or Leicester ewe with the merino buck ; ...

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BOILERS FOR COOKING FOOD FOR STOCK , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

BOILERS FOR COOKING FOOD FOR STOCK , & c . ( Fig . 0 . ) The above arrangement , together with the peculiar construction of the fire-place , are believed lobe original in invention and novel in practice . An experiment with a fireplace without draught-hole or grate was first made in the sugar refinery of Joseph Lovcring Esq . in Philadelp hia , in 1837 , where it was found to succeed in the most perfect manner . The fire is lighted on the top of the fuel , and is operated upon by the air from above , on the principle of the blow-pipe ; by it the smoke is forced downwards through the body of the fuel , becoming ignited in its passage through the flame , and adding much to the voliitno of heat whilo passing under and around the boiler on its way to tho chimney . Thus the smoke is consumed , none issuing from the top of the chimney after the fuel has become perfectly ln-nited—a consideration of great importance to those : in the vicinity of extensive manufactories . The fue...

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CULTURE OF CARROTS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

CULTURE OF CARROTS . 11 Y ASHEJl BEACH . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . I am now prepared to give the result of my carrot crop ; though not as great a yield as last years , but still a better crop . Land , 17 square rods , rent , $ , 25 Preparing the same for crop , , 25 Dressing sundry times , _ , 50 Harvesting and depositing in root-house , man and boy 1 J day each , 2 , 37 $ 3 , 37 I gathered C 7 bushels , which at Is . per bushel would amount to $ 7 , 87 . Net cost , 5 cts . per bushel . Profit , § 4 , 50 . Thus you will perceive there is good profit in raising carrots for cattle , hogs , & c . It is the best esculent root for farmers to raise . I will compete with any respectable farmer of northern Illifiois the coming year on carrots , against ruta bagas , for the greatest amount of value on the same number of rods of land , for one volume of the Prairie Farmer . I measured one carrot—its circumference was 15 inches Also a tobacco leaf—2 feet 10 inches long ...

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REBECCA'S REVIEW . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

REBECCAS REVIEW . DKAR Ma . PRIXTEP .: The Prairie Farmer has come , and is dressed out so fine I could hardly believe it the Union Agriculturist , that was . What a change ! Well , wo are used to changes—the weather changes—Jonathan has changed to he a democrat—some of flic whigs have changed to be loco focos , and arc going for the collection of the taxes in hard money in order to drive the people to madness and bring about a change of men and measures—the limes arc changing , getting worse and worse every day . La , me ! if these things dont make me think of old Kanetuck , where Jonathan and me was broke up albrc , and had to immigrate and be Suckers ! And it is just as little Tommy says—the people will immigrate and be Pukes ! The stay law wont stop them , nor it wont make their beef and pork lawful tender . I have so many things to review that I dont know where to begin . I am glad your readers like more practical and less comprehensive reviews , for great abstractions arc hard...

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REPORT Of the Secretary of the Illinois Stale Agricultural Society . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

REPORT Of the Secretary of the Illinois Stale Agricultural Society . Gent , of the Illinois State Ag . Society : IT would have given me pleasure to have presented a report more worthy of the occasion . But being unable to attend at the time fixed for the annual meeting , the second Wednesday in December , and not supposing till the last meeting that I would be called upon for one , I have neglected this duty very much to my regret . The Society having heretofore never accomplished anything more than the adoption of the constitution and the election of officers , and no returns having been made from county societies , I have little of interest to report . But being required by the constitution to notice among other things the wants and prospects of the Society , and any matter that maybe of interest to the agricultural community , you will bear with me while making some suggestions with regard to this Society , and the means which appear to me best calculated to promote the objects c...

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TO SOLON ROBINSON . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

TO SOLON ROBINSON . MY DEAR SIR : —I have again and again promised myself the pleasure of addressing a few lines to you . since my return home from the Aurora Fair , where my happiness was so promoted by making the acquaintance of many distinguished and zealous agriculturists , among whom was yourself . I had , for years ^ re ad your communications in ) the agricultural journals with pleasure and profit ; and when I really found myself afloat , on my way to the Fair , one of my first and most pleasing anticipations was that I should meet you there . I feel , too , that an apology is almost demanded of me on account of the informal manner in which we parted at Chicago . I was indisposed on that morning , and when you returned from shopping , and called to make your adieus , was m bed and asleep , whither I had stolen , unbeknown to any member of Mrs . Wright s hospitable family where we staid . You will notice that I address you without a title , even that of Mr . or Esq . I do this ...

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r . ^ y- NO-FENCE SYSTEM . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

r . ^ y-NO-FENCE SYSTEM . BY A . CHURCHILL . The no-fence or no-sense ( synonymous terms ) system will do well enough for half-acre farmers to write and talk about , and for town lot , naked prairie speculators , and the whole bilin of non-essentials who would bo glad to have their wild schemes amount to something . Where is the real , bona fide farmer who is in favor of this chimera in all its details ? Show me the man ! John Clover , who is he ? Give us his name and place of residence . Philo Clover , a great lover of clover he , indeed . He had better tell us how to make it grow , first . He would be doing the country better service . ( LT For the benefit of unborn millions if ! That sounds large , anyhow . Well now I declare , the man must have a great family to provide for . I sorter reckon that if we take care of ourselves , and let posterity alone , with no debts of our contracting to pay , we shall do as well for them as we can . The patriots of the revolution ! You are on t...

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COST OP A FARM AND RAISING PRODUCTS ON THE WESTERN PRAIRIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

COST OP A FARM AND RAISING PRODUCTS ON THE WESTERN PRAIRIES . From the American Agriculturist . DY SOLOS ROBINSON . No , no , gentlemen , your old friend is not lost in a cane-brake , nor yet in a snow storm ; although one of my neighbors has been within a week past , and actually perished , and that too , in November , in latitude 4 l £° . He was on a trip to mill , and got lost on a large prairie on the night of the 16 th inst ., and perished in one of the most severe storms ever known at this season , since the country was settled . Little do you know in your thick settlements , what the pioneers of these new settlements havo to endure . Not that there is much danger of being taken by a bear , as the only one that ever ventured into these diggings , fell a victim to my rifle . -As to my taking to politics , I cannot , tell what may happen , as I have known many instances of insanity , about these days . The staple commodity of the prairies has always been wheat ; and the price he...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

will do unto you . Tho practice generally adopted is to take the skin and starve the body—burning straw and wasting manure— running over four times as much land as can be cultivated . In my statement of prices , I have taken this county ( the northwestern one in Indiana ) for a basis . In others there may be a slight variation . Both in this State and Illinois , Missouri and Iowa Territories , there are thousands of locations to be had at about the rates stated . If such information from the prairies is such as you want , you can be furnished from time to time by Your old friend . Lake C . H ., la ., Nov . 25 , 1842 . J . S . WRIGHT Esq . —Dear Sir : I cannot express my feelings on receipt of the first No . ; it surpasses all my expectations—it is in appearance really elegant ; and all for one dollar . Can it bo possible any man in his sober senses can refuse that dollar for so much information as may be derived from the perusal of its pages , particularly when it comes in such a be...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

That success may attend you in your present undertaking is the sincere wish of your friend and obedient servant , JOHN LANGDON . New Lancaster , Warren co . 111 . ) January 9 , 1843 . $

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L I I ' ! THE PRAIRIE FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

L I I ! THE PRAIRIE FARMER . FEBRUARY , 1843 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . SAMUEL ANDERSON , of Du Page Co . President . LEWIS E LLSWORTH , Du Page ~\ THKUON D . BREWSTER , La Salle I WJI . NOBLE DAVIS , Kendall > Vice Presidents . WILLIAM SMITH , Will SETH WASHBURN , Lake J E . W . BREWSTER , Kiino Treasurer , JOHN S . WRIGHT , Cook Roc . Sec . Do . do . Cor . Sec . of fj ^ The absence the editor , he being at Springfield , is the cause of the delay in issuing this No . ; and for this reason also , the numerous favors of correspondents , received since his departure , are unnoticed . $ / = We would most earnestly request of our friends , that they would forward the names of subsenbers immediately . Now is tho time—the best time—to procure subscribers for tho present volume . Will not our friends exert themselves at once ? If you can do no more , will you not send us at least one new subscriber ?

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WINTERING STOCK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

WINTERING STOCK . BY A . CHURCHILL . The first and most important is to have stock to winter ; next , wherewithal to feed them , the place to feed , time and disposition to feed ; and then to feed . Good shelter from winds and rains , plenty of good water , salt , and earth or ashes . To get the stock , buy or raise them . For feed for horses , cattle . and sheep—cut two and a half tons of hay for every horse ; for neat cattle , if half arc not over one year old , cut per head one and a half tons ; and for every five sheep the same , of good prairie hay , in June . Commence feeding when the prairie grass is dead , at nig ht ; and when the first snows fall , feed at nig ht and morning , in mangers made of logs or other material : if made of logs , they should be so narrow that , with a log along the centre , on top , one creature cannot throw another in . Every one has time , or may take it , to iced twice a day , which is sufficient . If you have not the disposition to feed well tin...

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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . This being the season of the year when our agricultural journals , are teeming with directions for the manufacture of WINTER BUTTER , that important accompaniment to hot coffee and buckwheat cakes for the farmer s breakfast table , I too claim to be heard on the subject . All , I think , will agree with me that that mode is best which produces the greatest quantity , the best quality , and at the least expense . My plan is as follows : As an important preliminary , see to it that your cows have an abundant , supply of succulent food—that they have constant access to pure water , and salt at all times within their reach—that cleanliness , gentleness and expedition be observed in milking , which If when done , twere well done , twere well It were done quickly . Let neatness herself now take charge of the whole business , carefully straining the milk in tin pans , in an airy cellar , free from all impurities , as smoke , dust , or...

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