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STATE INDEBTEDNESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

STATE INDEBTEDNESS . BY VINDEX . To the Editor of ( lie Prairie Farmer . Sir : the remarks made upon my first number , though Haltering , were misplaced : instead of saying the spirit manifested , you ought to have said the plan of paying in Produce is what we look at . PRODUCE is the emphatical word and accented part of die whole subject of our public debt : and if not mostly taken in that coin , the debt will never be paid . I had thought I should not write again till the plan had met . the decision of your correspondents . But us the Executive of our State have officially set forth the liabilities and resources , with recommendations in their Messages , giving much information on that which most concerns us , from which I thought : I would malic a few extracts and observations . But , sir , the disclosures made therein are any thing but flattering . 1 . That our people are not able to pay the present taxation , and our public property will not . sell to pay the interest ; and if ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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THE FAIR . CHESS IN WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

THE FAIR . CHESS IN WHEAT . UK A 3 I 03 HARVEY . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . I have found all with whom I have conversed that attended the Cattle Show and Fair at Aurora were much pleased with the exhibition ; and like myself promise , if blessed with health till another fall , not only to attend themselves , but to induce many of their friends to enjoy with them that feast ; of reason and flow of soul which such a meeting of the bone and sinew of the country is sure to produce . And while I felt proud that I was favored to meet with so numerous and so respectable a collection of farmers and mechanics , at an exhibition so entertaining and so well conducted , the deep interest I feel in the main objects of agricultural associations , induces me to offer a few suggestions in relation to future exhibitions . One very important point in these exhibitions is to have them so arranged that each individual may with the least possible trouble and loss of lime see all those animals...

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

SHELTERS FOR . STOCK . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . In your January No . you notice the miserable economy and cruelty of not providing shelter for cattle in the winter . Knowing from experience the correctness of your remarks , I am induced through your paper to give to my brother farmers who , like myself , lack the means to build substantial frame sheds , the plan of a shed I have found from experience to be economical and to do good service . Two rows of posts set some 13 feet apart , and say 16 feet space between the rows . Posts 9 feet long , and 2 & feet of this length set firmly in the ground . Poles placed lengthwise on the posts , the ends of the poles to run by each other where they meet on the posts ; then a pole of the same size or a lit de larger laid across over each pair of posts ; then another tier of poles laid in the same direction as the first , but drawn in a foot or a little more ; then another tier of cross poles , which must be as much sho...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

THE PRAIRIE FARMER LATE THE UNION AGRICULTURIST & WESTERN PRAIRIE FARMER . GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED . ¦ Vol . , 3 , 184 L 3 . Organ of Western Agricultural Societies and of the Chicago Mechanics Institute . One of tilt largest and cheapest agricultural papers published , and bolter adapted lotho western farmer than a ny other . To contain 24 , perhaps J 2 , large octavo pages , . besides a colored cover for advertisements . The contents as follows : 1 st , Communications , from nearly two hundred correspondents , most of whom are practical farmers from all parts of tho West , and their numbers constantly increasing ; id , Editorial article ); 3 d , Reviews of the hading agricultural papers , by practical western farmers ; which will present to our readers their more important parts 4 th , articles condensed from all tho agricultural papers in tho Union : 5 th , A Mechanical Department of four pages , lo ho under the direction of tho MechanicsInstitute olChicago , wh...

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CHICAGO PRICES [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1843

CHICAGO PRICES Corrected , February 1 G , 1343 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef . -1 * 100 2 00 . © . 2 50 do . packed ^ bbl 4 .... ® . 5 Pork iplOO 1 00 . © . 2 00 do . packed ^ bbl 5 © . 6 Lard ... $ 16 3 i ® .... 4 in demand . Butter do 6 . ® 8 Cheese do 4 . ® 0 BREAD STUFFS ; Flour , superfine pbbl ... 2 75 . ® . 3 00 do . fine do 2 50 do . buckwheat .. ^ 100 87 . © . 1 00 Commcal # bush ...... . 25 . ® .. . 31 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , -Fbush 47 . © ... 50 do . spring , pbush ... 35 . © ... 40 Oats .. do 10 . © ... 11 Barley :.. do 20 . ® ... 22 Corn , shelled do 18 . © ... 50 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy O & bush 1 00 Blue Grass do ; . 1 50 Red Top do . 1 25 Red Clover do .- . 0 00 . ® . 7 00 White do OjJlb 75 . Flaxseed ^ bush 02 . ® ... 05 Tobacco seed ¦ Jp paper 12 Hemp ^ bush 55 . © ... 75 Millet do 50 Gorman Panic Grass do 50 POULTRY . Turkeys 37 . ® ... 45 Cceso 25 . ® ... 37 Ducks .. 12 Chickens C . @ E ?? s . | j > doz 12 . © ......

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ARBORICULTURE . NO . IV ; [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

ARBORICULTURE . NO . IV ; BY M . I ,. KNAPP . MR . EDITOR . ; I said in a former No . that tho Exploring Expedition had been sent abroad in vain to us on the prairies , if we were not to be made the recipients of some of the valuable TIMBER SEEDS it had collected . In a late No . of the New York Horticultural Magazine is the following : An important addition has been , or ultimately will be , made to our collections by the labors of the Exploring Expedition . The number of live plants brought home amounts to between 300 and 400 species , among them several mew fruit trees from the East Indies . The collection of seeds embraces many hundred kinds , from all the various places where the Exploring Expedition touched ; among them many of the ericas , from the Capo of Good Hope , and tho splendid Pinus Lambert-iawa , and others , from the Columbia River . The seeds were placed under the direction of the National Institute at Washington , and have been liberally distributed by Dr . Picker...

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

JOIIIV S . WIEIG-HT , Editor . OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . ^ M ^ ^ —¦ ¦«——MIBWILUIIJ . t ! ¦ _ IJII » . I » HIWHIIIIH—Wwww ¦¦¦¦ IIB lll » ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following terms : fnr one ( square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cows ; second , one dollar ; subsequent ones , seventy five cents . More than one square will be counted as two ; morn than two , ns three ; and so on . Yearly advertisers charged eight dollars for one square , and four dollars for each additional square . A square contains twelve lines . Cards of six lines or less inserted for four dollars for the year . KP Payments for advertisements to be always in advance . For terms of tho Prairie Farmer , see last nae .

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MANAGEMENT OF STOCK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

MANAGEMENT OF STOCK . BY A . CHURCHILL . YES—stock again ; and as I suppose that you feed them well since my last on stock , or will prepare to do so next year , or intend so to do , I will now give you lesson the second , which consists in their training or education . All kinds of dumb animals , for the want of speech , observe countenance , motion , gesture . For that reason , when with your stock , let your countenance be pleasant , your motions easy , and feel and express gentleness towards them . Have a name for each large animal , as horses , oxen , and cows . Commencing when too young to resist , caress , rub , card , or scratch them with your hand or a cob , calling them hy name or talking to them all the time that you are so doing . Accustom heifers , while calves , to having their teats handled , steers to having their heads and necks handled , colts to all that they must do when grown except to bear burthens or the draught . Subdue all viciousness with resolution , and c...

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EXPERIMENT IN SILK CULTURE BY ABIEL FLINT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

EXPERIMENT IN SILK CULTURE BY ABIEL FLINT . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . I have long been solicited to give a statement of my silk operations last summer . As the excitement in the silk business appears to be measurably over in this part of the country , perhaps some of your readers will be glad to know that all have not abandoned the entcrpnse . Silk must and will become one of the staple productions of our country , or we shall remain poor as a people so long as we consume such large quantities of a foreign article . Would our rulers prohibit the importation of foreign silks by a substantial tariff , the silk culture would spring tip in every quarter of our land , which would save millions of money yearly to our country . I grew between 600 and 700 lbs . of cocoons last summer . Most of them I grew in my barn , and superintended them myself . They made 50 lbs . of reeled silk , worth §> 5 per pound . For labor it cost me about $ 50 , beside my own time and boar...

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CTTT . TTJRE OP GRASS FOR STOCK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

CTTT . TTJRE OP GRASS FOR STOCK . ,, . BY w . J . PHELPS . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . Why is it that the noble herds which graze our fertile plains in midsummer and autumn , the boast and ornament of the prairie , return to crop the scanty herbage of early spring , in a condition so altered , hungry , and emaciated , as to move the sympathies of every spring traveller ? Is it owing to any natural defect V Does our soil or climate require that healthy animals , laden with flesh from the . boundless pastures of Illinois , should yield up all their fair proportions , and sometimes life itself , to the rigors and . inclemencies of winter ? / Or is it owing to a defective system of farming andfecdtogJ We are evidently under the influence of a grain-growing mania . We plow and harrow , we toil and labor , in the production of grain , as if there were no other incentive to industry . We even libel the land of our adoption—and while we boast of its exuberance , its almost spontan...

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A PEEP INTO THE PRAIRIE FARMER , OFFICE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

A PEEP INTO THE PRAIRIE FARMER , OFFICE . IiY PAUL PltYi Scene opens and discovers the editor hard at work at the desk , the printers devil * at his elbow crying Copy , sir , more copy ! —time , 9 o clock , P . M ; Feb . — , 184-3 . Tramp , tramp , tramp , comes a footstep up the stairsthere is a rap , a come in , and an opening of the door in the same breath , and there enters a stout farmer , when the following dialogue commenced , which I , Paul Pry , will swear to , for I wrote it down that night when the whole was as fresh in my mind as new churned butter , and now forward it to you * Mr . Editor , to stop the mouth of that hungry devil . I can prove every syllable of it in a court , of Justice , and if you don t print it Ill publish it in the Democrat . It is too good to lose . DIALOGUE . Far . Good evening—are you the editor , sir ? Ed . Yes , sir—take a seat . ( Editor rises . ) F . I have n t time to sit—I m preparing for an early start homeward in the morning . I want to s...

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CORN AND RUTABAGAS FOR STOCK—WHEAT & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

CORN AND RUTABAGAS FOR STOCK—WHEAT & c . BY P . PKESCOTT . J . S . WRIGHT ESQ : Sir—The first No . of the Prairie Farmer came by the last mail . I am truly happy to see die great improvement in it . I have lately perused some other cultivators , hut I cannot find half as much matter for the itse of the farmer as I find in the Prairie Farmer Those that have received the first No . are highly gratified with it ,- P ecumary . difficulties alone keep the farmers from subscribing more . I send you a piece of gold ( a soyreign ) and I shall make an effort to get subscribers enough to send you another . , .,, Corn and Rutabagas for StocJc . t notice there is a considerable controversy about the value of corn and esculent roots for swine and cattle . I heartily coincide with Mr , M , L . Dunlap . I sowed about the lGth of an acre of land with rutabagas ; the land was well manured but dry , and the season was dry . My rutabagas were ( some of them ) about as big as a mans fist , ...

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— : «» - A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

— : «» - A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT . Jons S . WRIGHT ESQ . : Dear Sir—The last mail bro t me the 1 st No . of the 3 d vol . of the Prairie Farmer . I have read it with great pleasure , and regard it as alike creditable to editor , correspondents , and printer . Surely if the farmers of the great West could once be awakened to a proper sense of their own best interests , there would not , thenceforward , be one farmers house among them , in which this interesting and valuable paper would not be regularly taken and attentively read . It is high time that the stupid prejudice among farmers , against what they are pleased to call book-farming , was dissipated forever ; for it can only exist in the minds of those who suppose that they are already so thoroughly masters of the whole art of farming , that nothing remains for them to learn . The diffusion of such a paper as the Prairie Farmer cannot fail to scatter before the light of truth a supposition so preposterous as to be entertained hy...

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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT YELLOW WATER IN HORSES . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . You have published a series of articles on the diseases of sheep , and I , for one , am anxious to learn more about tho diseases tp which stock of all kinds are liable . I was . forcibly struck with the article on colic m horses by T . N- Welles in your Jan . No . and consider it worth twenty limes the price of your paper . The only fault I find with it is , it don t , sufficiently describe the symptoms winch distinguish colic from hots , 1 have lately had to trpat a sick horse—a valuable brood mare—and being entirely in the dark as to her ailment , labored under the greatest embarrassment . All who saw her said she wpuld die . I bled , drenched with salts , and gave a variety of remedies by the advice of my neighbors , but all to no purpose—the mare got worse and worse . Finall y 1 gave her up arid quit doctoring her . Meeting with an old farmer who had great knowledge of the diseases of horses , I...

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COLIC IN HORSES . QUARTER AIL IN CATTLE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

COLIC IN HORSES . QUARTER AIL IN CATTLE . BY A . CHURCHILL . I am satisfied colic is not as common as many imagine . Horses are frequently driven so long without being permitted , to stop , that the great amount of water secreted . in the bladder causes excessive pain and is frequently discharged with great difficulty , and sometimes cannot be discharged at all . I relieved a mare a short time since from all the symptoms of a severe colic by exciting a desire to void the water by pouring water slowl y on the ground near her ; the effect would he greater to pour from one bucket to another . Perhaps some medical gentleman , or one experienced in such matters , could suggest a more effectual mode of relief . R . L . Sargent , of Warrenville , recommends copious bleeding for the quarter ail in cattle , tl ; p disease of last , season . If it appear in qne of a flock of cattle , bleed the whole . He is satisfied that he has sayed many by this means . I saved one calf by giving apinf qf s...

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DISEASES OF SHEEP . . r - [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

DISEASES OF SHEEP . . r - Treatment of Rot—Continued from vol . 2 ,-page 2 d 2 . As reason and experience have taught us that tathyherbage is a common cause of this complaint , we should , whenit shows itself , at once remove the animals to a better pasture , -pdiere they should be exempted from , teazing of every kind . , ¦• Salt appears , after every trial , to be the best medicine , and to this they should have , at all times , ready access . Should the disease be rather far advanced , the breathing hurried , and the cough annoying , occasional doses of the following infusion will be of service , in enabling the . jarmer to keep down the disease , till such time as he can conveniently dispose of the animal . Take of leaves of fox-g \ 6 ye two ounces , boiling water two English pints : pOurthe water on the leaves , cover up the vessel , ; and keepitdn a . warm place for six , or eight hours , then strain . , , v . . J Two tea-spoonfuls morning and evening may be given to a sheep ,...

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MR . COLMAN'S EUROPEAN TOUR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

MR . COLMANS EUROPEAN TOUR . We are pleased to see by the following advertisement in the New Genesee Farmer , that Mr . COLMAN is to sail for Europe in the spring , with a view mainly of examining the agriculture of various countries , and publishing it in pamphlet form from time to time , for the benefit of American farmers . We have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with Mr . C , but judging from his agricultural writings , which have been very numerous for several years past , he must be well qualified to undertake the task . The public prints , agricultural and others , say they know no one in the U . S . so well suited to the work . His publication may therefore be expected to be valuable ; and as he depends upon the receipts for it to pay his expenses , we hope western farmers will do their part in aiding the plan by their subscrip tions . Hundreds of them will become purchasers of the woik when completed , and they may as well show their good will by forwarding thei...

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MANUFACTURES AND AGRICULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

MANUFACTURES AND AGRICULTURE . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT JOHN GAGE , Editor . IT is calculated that the machinery now operated by steam in England , does the work of 400 millions of laborers . There needs no farther illustration of the means by which England has gained her vast wealth , and maintains her immense influence over the world . The population of that country is about equal to our own ( 17 millions . ) If we break down our manufactures—if we limit the operations of our machinery , and adopt ( he policy of being only an agricultural people , then it is clear that , steam being inapplicable to agriculture , and saving little or no labor there , the advantage will be in favor of England as 400 is to 17 , in one branch of industry alone . Which nation will be most prosperous in this state of things ? We pause for a reply . The above is from the N . Y . Express , and is worthy of the consideration , not . only of mechanics and manufacturers , but of farmers , merchants , and all in...

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RUSSEL'S PLANETARIUM AND THE SOLAR SYS -TEM . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

RUSSELS PLANETARIUM AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM . IN the last number we gave a concise description of Russel s Planetarium . This machine is intended to display our solar system , or the sun and planets that revolve around it , to give us an idea of their relative distances from the sun and each other , and their motion . It will be seen by the description , that it requires many wheels to set the whole in motion , besides much other machinery connected with it . Now let us make some comparisons between this model and the original it is intended to imitate . To undertake , to compare them as to size , would be useless . For when we reflect , we perceive that our earth forms hut a speck in comparison with the sun , which is over 1 , 400 , 000 times larger than our earth ; and the sun is but a speck in the space encircled by the orbit of Herschel . And yet the extent of our earth is vastly greater than the utmost stretch of our imagination . We can express by figures immense distances ; we c...

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For the Mechanical Department . WELLS—THE PULLEY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

For the Mechanical Department . WELLS—THE PULLEY . MR . GAGE—A neighbor of mine latel y sank a well fifty feet deep , and adopted the simple pulley , with a bucket on each end of the rope as the preferable modeof raising water , the empty hucket descending while the brimming one was ascending . I was consulted as to the size the pulley should be made in order to save power . After a little reflection , I gave it as my opinion that it . was immaterial , so far as the saving of power was concerned , whether the pulley were 4 or 14 inches in diameter , providing the axle preserved a relative size . He contended that the larger the pulley the less would be the power required and had it made 14 inches in diameter , carrying the buckets as wide asunder as the well would admit . I respectfully refer the question to you , sir , or to sorhe one of the members of the Institute , for solution . I would like the respondent to go into the whole merits of raising water from wells and give to your...

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