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

JOHN S . WRIGHT , Editor . OFFICE , ] 12 LAKE STRF . ET , CHICAGO , ILLINOISi ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on tlie following terms : for one square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , one dollar ; subsequent ones , seventy live cents . Store than one square Will lie counted , as two ; more than two , as three , and so on . Yearly advertisers charged eight dollars for one square , and four dollars for each additional square . A square domains twelve linos . Cards of six lines or less inserted fur four dollars for the year . Communications upon patent implements and machines , accompanied with cash , inserted for $ 3 for one column or less ; $ 2 for each additional column or part of a column . IE ? 1 Payments for advertisements to be always in advancei For terms of the l rairie Farmer , see last page .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES . WE have too long neglected to acknowledge our indebtedness to several agricultural societies for awarding copies of the Prairio Farmer as premiums-. LA 1 ORTS co . IA ., has awarded 40 copies . The annual meeting is called the 1 st inst-. for the election of officers and attending to oilier business . WINNEBAGO CO . has awarded 27 copies . The Address of A . S . MILLER Esq . at the laet exhibition of this society , is received , but it being quite inconvenient to comply with his request to publish it entire in this No- , it is reserved for the next , which Will contain 32 pages . - . - PEORIA CO . has awarded 24 copies . ADAMS CO . The following are the officers for the present year ; Hon . R . ^^ STARR , President ; J . TURNER , W . MILLER , R . SEATON , Vice Presidents ; I ) . B . WATERMAN , Recording Secretary ; A > TOUZALIN , Corresponding Secretary ; M . SHUET , Treos . ¦ To CORRESPONDENTS . —A letter from Mr . Ellsworth , with a draw...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
A PROPOSITION TO OUR FRIENDS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

A PROPOSITION TO OUR FRIENDS . PRAIRIE farmers in Indiana , Wisconsin , Iowa , and Missouri , as well as in Illinois , are awake to the importance of sustaining this , the only western agricultural paper ; and realizing the difficulty of the times , bearing as heavily upon this as any other enterprise , very many are redoubling their exertions to increase both its subscription list and correspondence . The confidence expressed in it by so many of the most influential men in the West is mdst flattering ; and the determination to support it , would stimulate us to its continuance , were the labor more arduous than it really is-. While the friends of . the enterprise are thus anxiously laboring for it , and that , ton , from a purely benevolent desire to sustain a western agricultural paper ; it is but reasonable in them to expect for a season a corresponding disinterestedness on the part of the editor ; at least that he will not attempt , in these tiniesj to make too much out of the z...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THE YORKSHIRE BREED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

THE YORKSHIRE BREED . The Yorkshire Short-horn Coxa . ( Fig . 8 . ) MANY suppose the terms • Durham and Short-horn , in speaking of the English cattle , to be synonymous , believing the Durham to be the only variety of this race , whereas it is but one of a dozen or more . ¦ Among Shorthorns are reckoned the Yorkshire , Teeswatcr , Cumberland , Holderness , Essex , Lincolnshire , Northumberland , & c ., possessing various degrees of excellence , though the Durhams are most highly esteemed . You att , from whom we extract the following description , says the Yorkshire cow now almost exclusively occupies the London dairies . This is a fair specimen of one of these cows : the character of the Holderness and Durham beautifully mingling . A milch cow good for the pail as long as she is wanted , and then quickly got into marketable condition , should have a long and rather small head ; a large-headed cow will seldom , fatten or yield much milk .- The eye should be bright , yet...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
ED . 'S PEAR TREE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

ED . S PEAR TREE . For the Prairie Farmer , THIS is one of the best trees of its kind ( if not the very best ) in Bradford county , Pa . It was set out in the spring of 1812 , when Ed . was a lad of thirteen . He gave a dollar for it—all the wealth die could then control—and considered himself very lucky , for he could not have bought another within 25 miles at any price . When he got home , his first care was to secure the roots against the influence of the sun and air ; and then , with pick and shovel , he worked diligently for half a day in preparing a place to set out his tree . Had you seen him at work you might havo thought he had begun the excavation of a well , his commencement being upon so large a scale . But when he had thrown off the thin soil , and worked a hole into the hard pan about four feet in diameter and 2 feet deep , ho reversed his operations and filled it up again with sod and decayed vegetation ; and upon this he set out his young tree . * For the last twenty...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
HESSIAN ELY-USE OF THE ROLLER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

HESSIAN ELY-USE OF THE ROLLER Br the following extract fromthe Farmer .- ) Cabinet , it will be seen that one farmer has found in the experience of years , the beneficial effects of tiding the roller upon his wheat , in saving it from the ravages of the fly . We have yet to learn of the first farmer , accustomed to the free use of this implement , who clues not highly approve of it ; and if to the benefits for which it U ordinarily used , can be added this , of destroying the Hessian fly and its eggs , its value will he much increased . This is a mw theory to us ; but till we can learn something positive as to the habits of this insect , it is worthy of examination . The past season was the first we havo known of its appearance as far west as Illinois , and western farmers will soon bo equally interested with others in learning its habits and the best means of protecting their crops from it . Wo shall hope to receive the results of observations for publication . A correspondent of t...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
PREVENTION OF SMUT IN WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

PREVENTION OF SMUT IN WHEAT . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . Dear Sir—Speaking of smut in wlieat , I have found the following method n certain preventive : Wash the seed in a strong brine , and dry it by rolling in lime . I have tried it often and have never known it fail . In the spring of 40 I bought my seed wheat . It was very smutty . To make the matter sure , 1 took a portion of lh e seed after washing in the brine and put . it in a solution of blue vitriol ( one oz . of vitriol to a bushel of wheat ) and let it . stand some 12 hours , drying with limoasbefbrc . Another portion of the seed was prepared in the first named way . The two portions of seed were sown side by side . The results in both cases were the same—both were entirely free frotn smut . Some farmers in this region think spring wheat as profitable a crop as winter , and many prefer it for family use—therefore it is desirable that any met , which , if known , would promote the interest of the wheat grower , ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
CULTURE OF FRUIT TREES AND SHRUBBERY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

CULTURE OF FRUIT TREES AND SHRUBBERY . BV A . ciiuitcnn . T .. To set fruit , trees , plow yonr land deep and make it mellow ; mix some ashes with the soil ; dig a hole ten inches deep , of sufficient width to admit ilio roots ; set your tree in , and fill the hole nearl y full with earth ; pmif in a bucket of water ; give your tree three or four shakes np and clown ; then fill with earth and tramp down . You need not excavate a cubic yard for every tree , or make under drains ; but remember your Ian 1 must be plowed as deep as you set your tree , on wot or dry land . Our prairie soil lacks potash in sulh cicnt quantity for trees or the cultivated grasses . There is loo much of the native potash of the surface soil confined in the charcoal left , after the burning of the prairie grasses . Do you say , what ; do you know about fruit trees ? Well now , I lived with a man front the time 1 was about knee high to a grass-hopper till twenty one , who had sufficient apples the teul . li ye...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THE C'AT . U . I' . V TREE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

THE CAT . U . I . V TREE . BY DANKCr . MK NIK I .. To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . I was pleased with Mr . Ilurkness remarks on raising timber , and us he asks lor information relative to the ( Jntalpa , 1 stale thai . I am somewhat , acquainted with its growth and use . Although a Vaiikee , I have spent some years in Louisiana , and also on the Wabash in Indiana . In both sections of the Union the Catalpa is a . forest tree , and generally used for garden posts , or other valuable fetieiiig—and where durability onl y is regarded . The tree is beautiful for n yard ; the leaf large , and blossom large and white ; and the seed growing in long pods makes a singular appearance . The wood is rather soft , with a lli m sap , ami very durable—nearl y as durable as cedar . It . makes good shingles if made thick , and lasts better than poplar . The tree is easil y propagated from the seed , which is numerous , and will usuall y blossom in from five to eight years . Ihis climate ] judge...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
SHOW 'Villi PAPER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

SHOW Villi PAPER . Dear Sir—Your specimen No . of the Prairie Farmer came yesterday . I had presumed , the prospectus to all the subscribers of the Agriculturist , but none would subscribe for this year , owing to hard limes and no niflncy . But on showing the January No . of the Fanner , 1 think I shall he able lo get some subscribers . Enclosed I send you one dollar for r . Notwithstanding he had refused to take it for this year , yet when he saw the specimen No . yesterday , he gave me the $ 1 and told me to enclose it . I feel a . warm attachment for ihe paper and for the cause of agriculture in Illinois , although riot a fanner myself . — But I do hope the fanners will look to their own interest , and come up to the help of supporting so cheap and so valuable a paper as yours ; of which the matter of one copy is worth a year s subscription to any practical farmer . Yours in hyste , E . G . MINER , Sec . Scott co . Ag . Society . Very many hitters containing subscriptions , are ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THE PRAIRIE FARMER—INCREASING ITS USE -FULNESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

THE PRAIRIE FARMER—INCREASING ITS USEFULNESS . WE very much need such a paper as you propose pub fishing . But lliere is an almost insurmountable difficulty in the way at the first step . Those who need it most . ar , e least likel y to lake it . The onl y remed y of which I haveany knowledge is Education . 1 hope this department will flourish . No doubt your subscription list is measured pretty much by the intelligence of the people , and thus it becomes your interest to labor in behalf of the cause of education . Edilors cannot accommodate-all ,-but so far as an individual is allowed to speak , I would say , give us ihe best you have on the cultivation of fruit trees and gardens . We ought lobe stimulated on , these subjects . Our soil and , civ * mate are peculiarly favorable to this kind of culture . A good orchard and . a good garden add greatl y to the support and comfort of ft family , audyci . how few comparativel y of either are found in ( his country ! Tell us something ab...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
FARMERS' CLUB AT THIS OFFICE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

FARMERS CLUB AT THIS OFFICE . TfiE organization of ft farmers club , to meet weekly at our office , has been under consideration for some time , and we have determined to make an effort to form one . We desire more intercourse with the farmers , and to us such meetings would be Useful ns well as pleasant . Farmers also would enjoy them and find them profitable * Many arc compelled to pass an evening in town when they come to market , and would be glad to attend , and take part in tho discussions . They would here meet brother farmers from various parts of the West , of intelligence and experience , and it could not he otherwise than agreeable to become acquainted with oach other . We therefore give notice that every THURSDAY evening at seven o clock , a meeting for the discussion of agricultural subjects will be held at the Prairie Farmer Office , 112 Lake street . Notice of tho subjects to bo investigated for the five succeeding weeks will bo given in each No . of tho paper , so th...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
CEMENT CISTERNS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

CEMENT CISTERNS . nr )> R . SILAS LOSS . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : In some of the hack numbers of the Union Agriculturist there is a favorable statement made of the utility and economy of making good cisterns for holding rain water by means of a composition made by certain proportions of sand and cement . As there arc a number of persons who are desirous o , f making or procuring them made , and as it is attended with considerable expense , further information is asked for upon the subject , as if . is reported that those who have had them in Chicago and elsewhere have , found them not to answer their purpose . Either they crack qr become leaky and let out part or all of the wafer , or where the water remains in for a few weeks , it become ? , so hard as ? 6 render it unfit for use . Some gentleman in Chicago ; , I should hope , who has proved one , or Dr . Whipple of St . Charles , will much oblige many of your readers if through tlie medium of the Prairie Fa...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
CHESS AND WHEAT ON ONE STALK [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

CHESS AND WHEAT ON ONE STALK BY G . W . SMITH . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : Having noticed much disputation , particularly in the Albany Cultivator , upon the subject , of the transmutation of wheat lo chess , I take the liberty of giving you , and through you to the editors of the Cultivator , the following fact upon the subject . I am informed by Mr . Owen of Hancock co . Illinois , and now a member of the legislature , that a few years since on a visit to a friend in Schuyler county , his friend invited him to take a walk into his wheat field , where he found the Wheat with partially filled heads , prostrated by wind and rain ; and on examination found on many stalks of wheat , starting from tho first or second joint , a spear putting up , on the top of which was a full grown head or cluster of cheat . Mr . Vance , also a member of the legislature , confirms the same fact . This fact may be relied upon as it comes from undoubted authority . If the gentlemen of the Culti...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
T ^ Y ^ * FENCING-DITCH AND EMBANKMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

T ^ Y ^ * FENCING-DITCH AND EMBANKMENT . BY J . H . HURB . Ta the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I have lately seen in your paper , two different plans for making ditch fence , both of which are better than the common mode of fencing ; yet they are liable to objections . One proposes a ditch ami dike , wilh a superstructure of posts and rails . This plan is good , but requires tpo much labor and too much limber . The other I find on page 45 of this volume . The writer proposes to defend the ditch and dike against hogs & c . by driving posts 4 inches apart ; and as the writer seems anxious to know the opinion of his brother farmers , I will give mine . I believe the plan a tolerable good one , but liable to two objections : first , it requires too many stakes , and is tpo much labor ; second , in the spring , when the ground is soft , p , ur thin Bar-shear hogs would lean the stakes a little apart so as to get through . Now as I have shown my propensity to find fault with...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
GRAFTING AND BUDDING , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

GRAFTING AND BUDDING , THE following article , copied from the Western Farmer and Gardener s Almanac , contains as complete instructions as any novice need desire . Budding is to be preferred to stock grafting , where fruit trees are scarce , as tho process can be renewed if a previous trial shall have failed . The stocks having attained a sufficient size , say from one fourth to half an inch in diameter , preparations may be made for GRAFTING . The scions or grafts must be cut spine weeks before they are wanted , say as early as February or March , and half buried in earth or sand , until needed , In this way , the stock is permitted to get in advance of the scion , which is necessary to success . Gratis consist , of portions of the wood of the previous year s growth , and should be taken from the terminations of the fruit-bearing branches , and not frorn . the suckers qr water sprouts as they are termed . Gfrafts may be earned any distance during the winter , by being carefully pa...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
TO THE PRACTICAL FARMER— [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

TO THE PRACTICAL FARMER— You who . never wrote any . thing for the Prairie Farmer THIS volume was commenced wilh a firm determination if possible to make it more practical than the others . Thanks to the kind aid of some of the old correspondents and several new ones , though npjt the least to you , wo have succeeded in a measure . Still it is not what we desire . In some way or other we must get more instructions relative to the cvery-day operations of husbandry ; more that some might consider too common-place for publication . The paper is designed for beginners ^ as well as those somewhat experienced ; and the old farmer should remember that some foot learned by hin > years ago , though it may seem very simple , might be of lasting benefit to hundreds of our readers . Why should we be compelled to mrge farmers so much , to do what would bo to them , a pleasure if they would only try ? The practical farmer would have no difficulty in writing for an agricultural paper , ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
AGRICULTURAL LETTER FROM WASHINGTON . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

AGRICULTURAL LETTER FROM WASHINGTON . AN American reads with ^ p leasure any thing written by the Father of his country ; and to an American farmer , such a letter as the following will be deeply interesting . No oncf will consider it inappropriate to our columns . The following are tho introductory remarks of the Southern ( Va . ) Planter . We are indebted to the kindness of an old friend for the following valuable document ; valuable not only because of the revered source from which it emanates , but because it affords many excellent lessons from an able and practical farmer ; it is , likewise , strongly characteristic of the American hero . We here see the exercise in private life of that attention lo detail , that inflexible devotion to order and discipline , which so eminently mark the public character of Washington . No one can read this letter without seeing at once that the writer was an industrious , sound , practical farmer . He , whose indomitable energy had given freedom...

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Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
-w ^ y-. rs — - ' — REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS- [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

-w ^ y-. rs — - — REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS- WE arc indebted to Hon . H . L . EIXSWOBTH for a copy of his Annual Keport to Congress . It is a most valuable document , and should be extensively circulated . In fact tho one sent us , being without tho tables D . E . F . and G ., might more properly be named a Report upon Agriculture in the United States . Besides his table of estimates of the production of the chief staples by the various States , he has embodied authentic information , furnished by correspondents , concerning tho production and manufacture of maple and corn-stalk sugar , lard oil and candles , pot and pearl ashes , silk , rape seed , broom-cotn , & c ; also as to ditching and fencing , preparing provisions for the English market , Canadian duties & c . & c . Wo shall make copious extracts . fie engosa tl . C propriety of adding an agricultural bureau to the Patent Office ; and considering that ei ghty three per cent , o...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
REFLECTIONS AND SPECULATIONS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

REFLECTIONS AND SPECULATIONS . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . IT is well at times to sit down and carefully reflect upon our situation , and speculate on the future , in order to shape our course like reasonable beings . The present is a time that calls for careful consideration . The general cry is hard times . Labor and the products of labor are low , and money scarce . We should , therefore , like the mariner who has been driven back and out of his course by adverse winds , take our latitude and longitude , and find out where we are , in order to steer our course for the channel of prosperity . In 1836 , wo supposed we were all in the channel , sailing prosperously with a . fair breeze , and consequently we crowded all sail . We can now look back and see our mistakes . We then valued money too little , and property too high . Our ideas were raised by the expressions and belief of each other . A very large majority supposed we had fallen upon golden times , and would...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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