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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT . HOOKS IN THE EYES OF CATTLE . BY A . BEACH . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I wish through the medium of your paper to solicit of your numerous and able correspondents , information respecting a disease in cattle , horses , & c , which has acquired some notoriety of late , known to southerners onl y by the name of Hooks in the eye . What is the nature and origin of the disease , and the remed y ? Is it contagious ? P . S . What is the . best remed y for colic in horses , occasioned b y eating dry corn ? We trust those having experience will answer all such inquiries . Mr . WELLES has furnished a most sensible article upon the colic , on page 14 . But if others can give additional information , wo should bo glad to havo it .

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BLACK LEG . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

BLACK LEG . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I am but little acquainted with farming operations of any kind , being a new hand at the business . But the garrulity of ignorance is proverbial : and , with the majority of those who know but little , I am always willing to . impart my slender stock of information whenever arid wherever there appears a chance of benefit ; to others or myself If those farmers who have had extensive experience were a little more free to impart the result of it , it could certainly be po detriment to them , and would be of great service to those who , like myself , are just making a beginning . Last May I had a valuable yearling heifer attacked by the following symptoms : when found in the morning , she was lying down , broadside , where she had apparently lain through the night , or longer , and was nearl y helpless . One poulder was considerably swollen , as far down as the Itnee joint . With the assistance of a nei ghbor , I raised hei and with cons...

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DISEASES OF SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

DISEASES OF SHEEP . ( Continued from page 54 . ) PREVENTION OF ROT . —On this head , I need do little more than remark that attention to the causes will go a great way to point out the necessary means for its prevention . Admission of the sheep to rank soft grass , heavy slocking , short allowance of food during winter , every thing in fact which leads to the exposure ofthe animal , should be scrupulously avoided . The strongest constitution cannot wilh impunity be tampered with , and the soundest ; habit will fall before the mining attacks of want and weather . Keep your stock always in as high health as possible , for such is the surest prevention of tuberculous disease . As rot is hereditary , * the importance of weeding out ewes from the flock on their first exhibiting appearances of unsoundness , is acknowledged by all . Many ways have been pointed out for detecting the incipient , symptoms , but none plainer and belter than those written by tho late Mr . Beattie , of Mticklcda...

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n ^ mmni ^ m awMg ^ wi yr ^ 'm ^ y' ""¦ lagJww « ww SUGAR GROVE , KANE CO . ILL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

n ^ mmni ^ m awMg ^ wi yr ^ m ^ y ¦ lagJww « ww SUGAR GROVE , KANE CO . ILL . BY S . 11 EYN 0 I . DS . The first permanent settlement in Sugar Grove , was rrlade on the 6 th clay of May 1634 , by P . A . Isbell and others , from the state of Ohio , and Asa McDolo , Esq ., from the state of New York , who unloaded their plunder on the ground , and slept the first two nights in an Indian shanty . By this time they had erected a shanty , a grade better , into which they removed and abode until some time in June , when the first permanent log house was erected , now occupied by Duct . Palmer . The first permanent frame house was erected by llobt . Atkinson in Nov . 183 ( 3 . The first barn irt June 1838 , likewise by Mr . Atkinson . A sawmill was first put in operation in the fall of 1838 and the following spring a store was erected and opened b y P . Y . Bliss , who now pays the highest tax of any merchant in Kane , co . The first school was taught in the summer of 1837 . The first ( l...

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REVIEW OF THE FEBRUARY AND MARCH NOS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

REVIEW OF THE FEBRUARY AND MARCH NOS . BY JONATHAN MC ATEE . My dear Mr . Editor : Beccahas becomeso outdone b y the incessant fatigues incident to a cold winter s residence in this politically inclement capital , that her health and spirits have flagged , and the task devolves on me to say something by way of review of your February and March numbers . I greatly fear , however , it will be like treating your readers to small beer after brandy and water . I have read the two numbers with great care , and only regret my incompetency to add to the interest of the pages of this periodical . It is with unfeigned regret , too , that I discern some tokens of editorial distrust , in regard to the amount of patrOliage the work should command . It is ever thus . I remember well that some years ago , Professor Silliman made an appeal to the scientific public , in behalf of his languishing journal , stating that unless each subscriber would take upon himself to procure one other , the journal ...

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SOLON ROBINSON TO DR . KNAPP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

SOLON ROBINSON TO DR . KNAPP . MY WORTHY FRIEND : 1 might make many excuses why I have not answered your letter addressed to me in the February number of the Prairie Farmer . I havo often set a time for doing it , but more pressing business has prevented . Among other things I have had to improve this 6 weeks sleding in March , and when one has been out all day in such weather as we have had up here , next , door neighbor to the North Pole , he is quite unfilled for writing in the evening . To day I took up the paper to begin , and sat down and wrote a couple of temperance hymns—for so ran my mood—probably in consequence of having been deeply engaged in ( hat cause at a meeting yesterday . Anil now having begun , I glance my eye into the very next column , and there behold myself and all my coadjutors in tho non-enclosure system , upset with a cart load of pigs and tea , into a sea of crocodile tears , and our fine fabric which we had raised for the benefit of unborn millions , and ...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER 1 ATE THE UNION AGRICULTURIST & WESTERS PRAIRIE FARMER . GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED . Vol . 3 , 1 § 43 . Organ of Western Agricultural Societies and of the Chicago Mechanics Institute . One of the largest ami cheapest agricultural papers published , and bettor adapted to tho western farmer tlinn nny nthor . To contain 24 , perhaps 32 , large octavo pages , besides a colored cover for advertisements . The contents as follows : 1 st , Ctmmunicalionsjrom nearly two hundred correspondents , must of whom are practical ( armors from nil parts ol tho West , n : id thoir numbers constantly increasing j 2 d , Editorial articles ; 3 d , llcvicms of the . lending agricultural papers , bv practical western farmers , which will present to our readers their more important parts4 th , articles condensed from all tho agricultural papers in the Union- 5 th A Mechanical Department of four pages , to be under the direction of the MechanicsInstitute ofChicugo , who hav...

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CHICAG 0 _ PRICE ~ S . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1843

CHICAG 0 _ PRICE ~ S . Corrected , March 30 , 1343 PROVISIONS . Ijicts . $ cts . Beof ... w qpiOO 2 00 . ® . 2 50 do . packed < lpbbl 4 ® . 5 p ° rk ^ 100 2 00 . © . 2 50 in demand do . packed . : ^ bbl 5 © . G Lard .,,,..:: ; .. ^ Ib 3 i ® .... 4 in demand . Butter ..:::.. jn ... do G . ® .... 8 dull Cheese ..:. ; . ; ::::. > ... do :::.:.:. 4 . © ... 5 BREAD STUFFS : Floui-, superfine pbbl 2 50 . © . 2 75 do . fine do 2 00 . © . 2 50 do . buckwheat Fl 00 87 . © . 1 12 Corn meal jPbiisli 31 . ® 37 GRAIN . Wheat , winter ; in specie , Polish 50 . © ... 52 do . spring ,:.. ; .. . pbush :...:.. 35 . © ... 42 0 ats do .... :.. 22 . © ... scarce Barley ..:. ; .: ; do 20 . © ... 22 Corn , shelled do 34 . © ... 37 in demand GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy ^ bush 1 00 Blue Grass . do 1 5 Q Red Top do 1 25 Red Clover do G 00 . @ . 7 00 Whitedo ...::: u . tylli ..:. ^ , 75 ...:.. none in market Flaxseed ..::..... Fbush G 2 . ® ... 75 Tobacco seed IPpaper 12 Hemp ..... q...

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

AN ASSOCIATE EDITOR—AGRICULTURAL TOURS . —It is probable an arrangement will soon be completed , by which an associate editor will be connected with the Prairie Farmer . The June No ., it is expected , will be issued under his supervision . He ., is a well educated man , a fine writer , was bred a farmer , is fond of agricultural pursuits , and withal is industrious ; and it will be a wonder to us if the paper be not rapidly improved under his management . It is with this expectation his services are obtained at considerable expense , which the receipts for the paper heretofore would seem hardly to warrant * But we are determined this publication shall be made what its friends desire ; and though it may prove a temporary loss to increase expenditures upon it , we doubt not it will be most profitable in the course of u few years . Besides increasing the editorial ability , having an associate will give us an opportunity to travel in the country , and by visiting some regions where th...

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

JOHN S . WRIGHT , Editor . OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following tefms : for One square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , one dollar ; subsequent ones-, seventy five cents . Move than otic square will be 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 contains twelve lines . Cards of six lines or less inserted for four dollars for the yean 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 . KJ Payments for advertisements to be always in advance . For . terms of the Prairie Farmer * see last page .

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BREAKING PRAIRIE . CORN , WHEAT , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

BREAKING PRAIRIE . CORN , WHEAT , & c . BY PltAHUE DREARER . To tiie Editor of the Prairie Farmer ; I have latel y enjoyed an exceedingly rich feast ,, and that , loo , on materials of no foreign growth , but on products of our own State —of the West ; and what adds more to the relish of the banquet , in these hard times , is its cheapness ; for I can enjoy it , as can every farmer and mechanic , monthly , for 84 cts . Now brother farmers do you want to know how you can enjoy the same treat ? You are such an uubelieviri set that I have half a mind not to tell you—but I will , to see how you will digest it . Well now , just call at the office of the Prairie Farmer ., Chicago , and friend Wri ght will hand you the article neatly put up , with directions for use . But to the point ; how can any farmer or mechanic invest one dollar in any manner that will yield so great an amount of enjoyment and profit , as is affordpd b y the perusal of the Farmer ? I put enjoyment first ,...

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CULTURE OF THE GRAPE , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

CULTURE OF THE GRAPE , FROM an old work by W . PRINCE ESQ . the horticulture ist on Long Island , we copy the following remarks . The grape is of easy culture , and it is surprising more do not engage in it . For many years the towns and villages would afford a market for all that would be raised , and more profit would be derived from the expenditure than from almost any other the farmer could make . When they should become top common to sell readily for eating , wine covdd , be made with profit and of excellent quality . Have any of our readers acquaintance with varieties of native grapes that are large and sweet ? We should like exceedingly to obtain a slip or two , and a description for , publication . Soil and Situation . The grape delights in a deep , light soil , where the roots can penetrate to a great depth with perfect facility . It flourishes in gravelly soils , where the land is rich and not heavy , and will everi scarcel y fail to grow vigorously in any land , except a ...

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WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

WESTERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES . SEVERAL societies have already made out their lists of premiums for the exhibitions next autumn , and others have g iven notices of meetings for the purpose . In other counties where no societies have hitherto been organized , meet , ings are called to form them ; and the prospect is there will be a largely increased interest the present year in agricultural progress . We do long to see a society formed in-ev * ery county throughout the West , and then there might be a union of several counties in holding one grand exhibition subsequent to those of each county . It would not be advisable for us to publish the lists of premiums offered by the several societies , as it would occupy considerable space , end the information would not be of general interest . We should like to furnish the names of officers , and the proceedings at the exhibitions , PEORIA CO . —This Society holds its third exhibition at Kickapoo town in October next , and in addition to a...

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REVIEW OF THE PRAIRIE FARMER FOR APRIL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

REVIEW OF THE PRAIRIE FARMER FOR APRIL . BV JONATHAN MC htli . iL My dear Mr . Editor : It will be confessed by all that I am one of the most amiable men living . After having my review of the Feb . and March Nos . cut and slashed to pieces by you , and all the quintesccncc left out , till it seems but the shadow of the thing it was ; and the ostensible reason for this , to make room for a letter from Solon Robinson to Dr . Knapp ; ( which letter again , was also shorn by you of its greatest interest , ) and then to be called on for a sample of my reviewing ability in the next No . ! Astonishing obliquity of mind , to presume thus much on good nature . But this is not . the worst of the matter . To give Becca the go by , the cut direct , and to dare to think for a moment that rny reviews , or any ones , could be superior to hers ! What consummate impudence , want of gallantry , politeness , _ and knowledge of the world , arc contained in those two lines . What husband could stand th...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT THE SCHOOL HOUSE . IT does appear to us the importance of comfortable , pleasant school houses is not duly appreciated in the West . It is all-important in educating a child , that he should love to attend school ; and a school house pleasantly arranged inside and out , with handsome grounds around it , ornamented with trees and shrubbery , will operate powerfully upon the young child . A moment s consideration will convince any one of Ibis- fact . How can it be expected a scholar will study with advantage with the wind blowing upon him from all directions , seats badly arranged and most uncomfortable , so that instead of fixing his attention upon his books , he is perpetually thinking of his discomforts , and longing for school to be out . The younger children required to sit still by the hour , probably their feet dangling in the air from seats made for men , with no back to lean against ; is it strange that they grow up with a disrelish for the school house...

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CORN SOWN FOR FODDER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

CORN SOWN FOR FODDER . BY PRAIRIE BREAKERTo the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : The following are the facts in relation to a piece of 3 acres cultivated by . one of my neighbors last year . He thinks it decidedly the best kind of fodder which can be produced on a farm . . _ It may be fed green both to milch cows and working cattle advantageousl y . Or if designed for fodder it , should be cradled as soon as the tassels appear , and when sufficiently cured , be bound in bundles . The mode of cultivation was as follows : Plowed the ground early and let it lie until about the middle of May . It was then harrowed and rolled , and four bushels of seed sown to the acre , which was plowed in and again harrowed and rolled . Being unacquainted with the proper mode of cultivating this crop , he did flof . cut it early enough , and consequently obtained but one crop , part of which was lodged , occasioning a waste in gathering probably equal to the growth after the appearance of the tassels . T...

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CEMENT CISTERNS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

CEMENT CISTERNS . BY E . G . MINER . To Hie Editor of the Prairie Farmer : In the April No . of your paper I see an inquiry by Dr . Silas Long about the utility of cement cisterns . 1 will give you the plan and experience of my own , and if you ihink it worthy a place in your paper you are at liberty to copy it . In the summer of 1840 I built a house for my family residence and among other conveniences I was uesirous of having a cistern if the expense was not too great . I had heard ° of these cement cisterns , and when in St . Louis I applied to a person who made it a part of his business to furnish cenient and build cisterns in the city . I obtained a recipe , for which I think I paid him $ 2 , and purchased 2 bbls . of the cement at $ 5 , 50 per bbl . I selected the spot where I wished the cistern to stand , and commenced by digging a hole 8 feet in diameter and 1 foot deep . I then left a shoulder of six inches around , for the plank which covered the top to rest on . I dug the ...

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PLAN OF A WELL-CURB . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

PLAN OF A WELL-CURB . ( Fig . 14 . ) BY D . LATHROP . THE above drawing represents a cheap and easy plan of raising water , from a well for domestic use . The operation , ; is so obvious as scarcely to need a word of explanation ; . i , it , is performed by means of a crank and shaft , with a rope passing over a pulley . A friction lever is placed upon the shaft just within the front side of the curb and , bornefovyn by th e . hand to prevent the bucket , from dese endirig too fa |) - idly . The curb mav be 3 feet square and 3 feet high ; i : fho < : two middle posts 3 by 4 joist and 7 feet high ,. , upon the . fop .-. of which is a cross piece of 3 by 4 . joist to receive , thi ? , pulley ,., which may be one inch thick and six inches in diameter ,,, ( more or less . ) Shaft 44 inches in diameter and ihecrahk 10 inches . The bucket should be barrershaped and / hold about one quart less than a common water pail ; anduhaver , a chain 3 or 4 feet long , attached to it . „ T...

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ADDRESS or ANSON S . MILLER , ESQ . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

ADDRESS or ANSON S . MILLER , ESQ . At the Second Annual Cattle Show and Fair of the Agricultural Society of Winnebago County , at liockford , Illinois , 12 / A October , 1842 . Published by request oj the Society . FELLOW CITIZENS : In compliance with the request of the Agricultural Society of Winnebago County , lappear as it s organ , at the present anniversary , and here thank _ the Society for the honor . The occasion , to «* , is one of deep interest . We have just begun the improvements of civilization , in a country occupied by savages for many centuries . The removal of the Indians westward , and our settlement here , date a new era in the history of this region . In the origin of our community , we feci the importance of laying ample foundation for its future welfare : and for this purpose have we now convened , to promote the great cause of Agriculture—the basis of all the useful arts , and the corner stone of the social edifice . We hope then , in rhisland , so long uncul...

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SELECTION OF FRUIT TREES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

SELECTION OF FRUIT TREES . BY EDWAIVD 3 . L . RlCmn-DSON . To the Editor oftlie Prairie Farmer : I do not remember seeing in your paper any lists of select fruits . I send you a list of nearly one hundred varieties , being a copy of an order sent , for by my brother and self , last , spring . I have not put down any peaches , as the best New Jersey varieties may be procured in this region . I have so far as possible mentioned the time of ripening , so that by selection , persons can have fruit during nearly the whole year . APPLES . Baldwin Nov . to March Golden Russett , Nov . Red Smiths Winter Cloth of Gold , or DrapdOr of France Sept . tp Dec JEsopus Spit ? enburg Dec [ to March Blenheim Pippin Oct . M ch Mela Carla Sept , to Spring Winter Greening Pickman Pipp in Dec . M ch Monstrous do . Oct . to Jan . Wine , or Hay s Oct . M ch Rhode Island Greening [ Sept . to March . Spice Sweeting , or Spurr . Anole Sept . Ramsdell s Red Pumpkin Sweet Nov . tq Jan . Hubbardston Nonesuch .. ...

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