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

SUB-SOIL PLOW . ( Fig . 18 . ) IN the American Agriculturist , we find the illustration , ( Fig . 18 . ) copied from the London New Farmers Journal . Mr . ALLEN , the editor of the Agriculturist , says he devoted considerable time to the examination of sub-soil plows when in England , hut found all too expensive , and so heavy that it required three to four pairs of strong horses to move them . The above , however , would appear to be a cheap instrument ; and by raising or lowering the end of the beam and the draught-rod , it can be made to work shallow or deep , requiring more or less team , as the farmer may prefer . It is perfectly simple , and any mechanic can make one . In our view it presents advantages over that of Mr . CORNELL , ( Fig . 19 . ) The forward point will penetrate a few inches into the hard earth , the next point some deeper , and the third still deeper , performing the work gradually , as it were . The use of sub-soil plows has been quite recently introduced int...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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- .-C-9-1 K I IMPROVEMENT OF SEED-CORN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

- .-C-9-1 K I IMPROVEMENT OF SEED-CORN . Very few prairie farmers are satisfied with the varieties of corn which they cultivate , and as it is a perfectly simple process to change a kind by crossing it with another , we give the following extract from the Farmers Eegister , being part of a communication from Dr . G . B . SMITH of Baltic more , Md . Every corn planter will agree with me that it is important to have a variety of corn that will ripen early , that the ground may be occupied by a crop of wheat or other winter crop , and that the com may be housed , ( and marketed , if desirable , ) early in the season . But I need not dvvell on the qualities that are desirable , as they will readi-r ly suggest themselves . I therefore proceed to state , that any farmer may make any or all of the following changes in his corn . If it be too late in ripening , but possess every other desirable quality , he can readily make it early ; if it be sufficiently early , but objectionable in other...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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==- « 4- « = AGRICULTURE AS A SCIENCE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

==- « 4- « = AGRICULTURE AS A SCIENCE . BY JOHN WENTWORTH , OF CHICAGO . THE little attention paid to a correct understanding and a perfect developement of the general principles of agricultural science must be truly astonishing to those who properly appreciate its importance . In real utility , no branch of business will bear a comparison to agriculture . Of all other branches it is the parent and precursor . To it we are indebted for the food of man and animals , for all our wealth , both individual and national ; and for the developement and welfare of the human species in every respect . U pon agriculture alone more than one thousand millions are dependent for their daily sustenance , and more than two hundred millions expend their dail y toil ; and in it more than nine tenths of the capital of the world is embarked . The fundamental principles of what other branch , then , should be more perfectly developed or more generally understood ? Or what other branch presents stronger c...

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

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT BLACK LEG OR QUARTER AIL . BY CHESTER INOERSOLL . To Hie Editor of the Prairie Farmer : The disease called ihe black leg or quarter ail has called on my stock and taken one fifth part of them . Is there no cure for it ?—no preventive ? On examination of most of those that died in the summer , they appeared to be alike dry in the manyfold , and the blood in the trunk or chest of a watery appearance , and the gall very large and overflown . It is my belief the cause of ibis is the want of connected action between the gall and the stomach ; for the want of the natural flow of the gall to the stomach produces the inflamation , which , once seated , soon causes death . The blood soon congests , settling in various parts . Any medicine that will open the obstruction of the flow of gall to the stomach will prevent this disease . In this vicinity the loss is probably 100 head for the last year . If I am not correct as to the cause , will some one correct me , and give ...

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A DISEASE IN HORSES—INQUIRY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

A DISEASE IN HORSES—INQUIRY . BY D . MURRAY MORRIS . From the following description of the symptoms can ypu : or any of your readers inform me of the disease , cause and effect—and also the mode of treatment ? Many horses and colts in this vicinity are affected in their hind feet ; first ; hy a swelling near the heel , which in the more advanced stage of the disease cracks at the junction of the skin and hoof , from the heel round towards the toe . I have reviewed all the back Nos . of the Albany Cultivator , but can find no mention of any similar affection . If you or some of your correspondents can inform mc what course to pursue I shall feel much obliged . Providence , Bureau co . 111 . March , 1843 .

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A DISEASE ( FEVER ) IN PIGS . FILM FROM EYES . 1 [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

A DISEASE ( FEVER ) IN PIGS . FILM FROM EYES . 1 DY S . GOODRICH . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I herewith send , you , as nearly as possible , the description of a disease that pigs are subject to , which I think is not generally understood . I had seen a number of pigs that were thought to be choked : they labored hard to breather attended with ai slight cough and loss of appetite , and in a day or twO iWould . die . I had noticed the fattest pigs in the litter were first attacked . Having some sucking pigs taken as above ; de * ,- scribed , I went to searching for a description of the disease and remedy , but could find none that , satisfied me . I found i in the family Encyclopedia , under the diseases of swine , ? the following : Fever , or rising of the lights . Thisdis-j ease orig inates from over-feeding , and may be removed byjt administering a mixture of sulphur and oil . I concludes ,., that the above was the disease I was looking for , from thef fact that the fa...

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SWELLED THROAT IN LAMBS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

SWELLED THROAT IN LAMBS . BY JAMES Jl . CI . AUIt . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : When not crowded with matter which you deem of more importance , will you oblige me by publishing in your excellent paper the following extract from the pages of the Cultivator : In this section of Canada ( says a correspondent of that paper ) there has been a very great loss of lambs this season . I have lost eighteen out of twenty—almost all others in a greater or less proportion . The lambs when dropped are as fine in appearance as usual , but have swellings ( hard lumps ) in their throats—some larger some smaller , which disable them from swallowing , and they die of suffocation . Will you have the goodness to ask , through the Cultivator ] 1 st the cause , 2 d the cure , if any ? I should observe that the effect is the same on both hi gh and low lands . To these inquiries I have seen no reply , save from the editor of the Cultivator , who says We have never seen among our lambs a case of t...

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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS . PREMIUM BUTTER . —Not having yet seen the list of premiums of the U . A . S . for tho next exhibition , we are unable to state what will be offered for the best specimens of butter . That there will be good and liberal premiums awarded both for roll and firkin butter , there can be no doubt ; and we allude to it at this time , because this is the best month to prepare the firkin butter . Probably the committee will require for publicalion , a full and minute descri p ^ tion of the process of manufacture and packing . We have alread y heard of several who will compete for these premiums , and it is to be hoped they will come in by scores . Should the plan be adopted of selling the articles enlisted for premiums , as spoken of elsewhere in this No ., the butter also will be sold ; and any quantity that will be presented of the kinds which obtain premiums , will meet with a ready cash sale at more than market price . = «•»* == PRESERVING EGGS . —Now is ( he time to ...

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THOSE TREES—THOSE TREES ! [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

THOSE TREES—THOSE TREES ! BY E . W . BREWSTER . ON a recent visit to the place of my nativity , ( the valley of the Hudson , ) I was delig hted with the fine appearance of the trees my youthful hands had planted there—apples , pears , cherries—every variety of fruit in full bearing—y ielding an annual tribute of more than 500 pet cent , interest on the small expenditure of time and money incurred by their culture . And then the ash and the maple , the locust and the linden were large and lofty trees , with thick , umbrageous foliage , affording In summer , shade ; in -Winter , fire . Reader , hast thou ever planted a tree ? If you have , I am sure the pleasing sight and the reflection will induce you to repeat the operation . If you have not , you are in debt to yourself and to posterity—haste , discharge it—set out an elm—it shall be a receipt in full . And , as a sort of salvo to your conscience for hitherto neglecting so plain a duty , resolve , that , each revolving year shall w...

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FERTILIZING PRINCIPLE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

FERTILIZING PRINCIPLE BY A STRANGER . IT is generally supposed that the fertilizing principle in soils is vegetable matter in various states of decomposition . The following details by Mr . Piddington , an English writer of some eminence , seem to throw a doubt on the correctness of this generally received opinion . Mr . Piddington states that the lands subject to inundation by the river . Hoogly , preserve their original fertility without the application of any compost or manure , although they have been under cultivation from a penod , whereof the memory of man does not extend ; while the higher soils are gradually and rapidly impoverished , so that crops cannot be repeated on them only at intervals of three or four years . Portions of the sediment , silt , or mud , deposited by the inundation of this river , were obtained from several places , and the analysis of one hundred parts of each gave the following results : Water 2 Saline matter 0 . 2 • Vegetable matter destructible by ...

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NON-ENCLOSURE SYSTEM—SOD FENCES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

NON-ENCLOSURE SYSTEM—SOD FENCES . BY K . L . DUNLAP . THE subject of fencing is one of vital importance to the prairie farmer . A full and careful investigation of this question I deem of more importance than all the theories invented by interested advocates of the Non-Enclosure System ; a system , in my opinion , intended to benefit the speculators in disposing of their wild lands . It cannot be desirable to hold out false inducements to emigrants , as all such means are sure to re-act upon the interests which they were intended to advance , although a few persons might in the first place be benefitted thereby . I am very sorry our friend Solon Robinson has so many other duties to perform that he cannot find time to defend his position , or sufficiently investigate its failings to acknowledge his errors on the non-enclosure system . Without inquiring what particular kind of fence is best adapted to the different circumstances of farmers , I will offer some remarks on the proper tim...

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THE LAW REQUIRES STOCK TO BE CONFINED , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

THE LAW REQUIRES STOCK TO BE CONFINED , BY J . I . CRANDALL . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : Sir—So poor has been my health for a long time past , I have not done any thing for your paper by way of obtaining subscribers or writing , It is not likel y I soon if ever will ; but I still feel an interest in its prosperity . My son draws a paper , and the copy I receive I am handing about . It will , I think , bring you some subscribers . I sent one the other day .- »« some others say they will send as soon as they can spare a dollar . The Reviews , I am glad you dismissed your she-State-political reviewer . I fear the other has not salt and pepper enough in him . He ought to have jumped on to the doctor , rough shod , for so long a letter of flattery to one of the correspondents . The doctor would , no doubt , have given it back to him with a snap . It is to be hoped he will attend to him yet . The law requires the confinement of stock . Much has been written on the non-enclosure...

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NEW NAME FOR "NON-ENCLOSURE" SYSTEM . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

NEW NAME FOR NON-ENCLOSURE SYSTEM . BY D . 0 . UNDERBILL . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I wish friend Solon or Dr . Knapp would give us a more appropriate name for the ( so called ) non-enclosure system . The title evidently leads those opposed tp it to suppose that we wish fo do without fence entirely . Tie the old cow to a stake arid raise nothing to ^ ell but wheat . The name of the system , aside from any explanatiop , would naturall y lead to such an opinion , and some have called it the no-fence ^ 1 call upon Solon and the doctor , because they are among the noted champions of agriculture , and this system in particular • and because a new name coming from one of them would be more likely to he appropriate , and would be adopted , when if offered by a person of less note , no notice would be taken of it . I do not believe the system is going to prove an untimely birth as F . West seems to think , and there fore request that some one of its guardians will give it a mor...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . £ ATE THE UNION AORICWtTURIST & WKSTERN FHAIKIE FARMER . GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED . ,., . , . ,,. ¦ Vol . 3 , 1 § 43 . Organ of Western Agricultural Societies and of the Chicago Mechanics Institute . One o / the largest-and cheapest nirricultnral papers published , and belter adapted to tti « western farmer than any other . To contain 2-t , perhaps 12 , large octavo pages , besides a colored cover for advertisements . Tho contents us follows : 1 st , Oommunications , from nearly two hundred correspondents , most of whom urn practical fanners from ult purls of tho West , nud their numbers constantly increasing ; 2 d , Editorial articles ; It , Reviews of the leading agricultural papers , hy practical western fanners , which will present to our renders tlioir more important pails ; 4 th . articles condensed from all tho agricultural papers in tho Union I 3 th , X Mechanical Department of four pages , to blunder the direction of tho Mcchuuics Insti...

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CHICAGO PRICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , May 3 , 1343 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef L .. L .... I • IPtOO .... . 2 50 . © . 3 00 do . Mess . Lt-. i-. ii . it ^ bbl 6 .... © . do . Prime , it n .. do 5 © . Pork ilOlOO 2 00 . © . 2 50 in demand do . Mess d ^ bbl ..... !) .... © . do . One hog ...... . . ilo C 00 . © . 7 00 Lard 4 j > lb 34 ® .... 4 in demand . Butter i .. do-.-. fi . ® .... 7 dull Cbeese do .... .... 4 . ® 5 BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine ^ bbl 3 . 00 . ® . 3 25 do . fine do ..... 2 50 . © . 3 00 do . buckwbeat ^ 100 .. 87 . © . ! 00 Corn meal Fbusli 44 . ® . GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , ^ Pbush 56 . © .. . 60 do . spring , f inish ... 45 . » 2 > .. . 50 Oats do 25 . © ... scarce Barley do 20 . © ... 22 Corn , shelled ... do 34 . © ... 37 in demand GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy ^ bush 1 00 Blue Grass do 1 50 Rod Top do 1 25 Red Clover do « 00 . © . 7 00 Whitedo ^ Ib 75 none In nlaikct Flaxseed finish G 2 . ® ... 75 Tobacco seed ^ paper 12 H...

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

^—^—|^ W ^—WWWi—W ^ WI ^ WIWWIIIBIIII—i ^ CI—^^—Wmt the present number of the Prairie Farmer , iti associate editor has the pleasure of milking his bow to its numerous readers . In looking so large arid respectably an audience in the face , he is free to confess that ho feels some diffidence , if not baslifulness . — Consequently , no flourish of trumpets need be expected from him , to begin with ; for , if the proof of the pudding be in the eating :, how much more that of an , oiUtor- «» not in the devouring—but iu the digesting of his . articles ! He trusts that he has your good wishes to begin with j and hopes to gain-your good opinions , or rather your confidence ; as wo advance together . Andwtholit wishing-to claim any credit for qualifications for the plage he occupies , beyond what heitiU be ableto prove himself to possess , lie hopes that his labors will be useful to that class of . the community < y ith which his affinities have always been j and with whose pros...

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

JOHNS . WIUGMT , Editor . OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . H- —i———¦ mi inn 11 —i—i ^—m—Ira . —« ADVERTIJJEMENTS inserted on , the following tefim : for one square or uudur , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , ono dollar ; subsequent ones , seventy five cents : More than duo square will bo counted as two ; more than two , as three , and so on . Yearly advertisers charged eight dollars lor one square , and four dollars for each additional square . A square contains twelvelin esi Cards of six lines or less inserted for four dollars for the year . Comrnunicatidiis upon patent implements and machines ; accompanied with cash , inserted for $ 3 for one column oj- less ; $ 2 for each additional column , or part of a column , ( CJ Payments for advertisements to be always in advance . Fdf terms of the Prairie Farmer , see last page . 1 ^ ^ . . -. . . • ¦ ¦ - ¦ .

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KEVIEW OFTHE '¦ FAl ^ r $ K'S . «<? AJ ?^ E'IV APlllL'NO . •' [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

KEVIEW OFTHE ¦ FAl ^ r $ KS . «&amp;lt;? AJ ?^ EIV APlllLNO . • - -. ,, ¦ -,- H . Y . M , -i ; . KS j ipp . :-- ; . F RIEND WiiiSiiT : l o . repl y to ypurs . p f the 10 th . instant , ithasbeenand wilfbe . invppssipl ^^ for the / current volume of your ; , paper &amp;gt; s- &amp;gt; my incliniitiofts ^ prompt . ind you desire , but , I ; will , y i put ;; a &amp;gt; slioulder , ^^; he wheel ! Whenever lean . - I consider i ] ie . ^ p £ rtastly . im-r proved and still every tnonlh ^ irnprovifig . ^ a ^ ild ;^ roost glad to obey-your ; re ^ estv ;^ djiv ^ a : review ^; sprte one bf the agricultural joii . riials ^ oftrhlyV ^ vbtJi ie rvTiiatteri- ^ ere not % so ^ non-residents in ten pr twel v . e-Couniies s niillip |; ,-farrriihgv practicing medicine ; and ^ omg ^ sundry Pther ; thing 5 totfyto . make ativihV these hard trmes . a hdTfcannot promise - regular contributions .. , . .- , . ; , , ; . • :. ¦; ! . ..- . I have been excessively amused with your present revie...

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BLUE GRASS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

BLUE GRASS . BY THOMAS X . WF . Ll . ES . DKAR SIR : Unclosed you have a handful , of blue grass , plucked at one grasp , from the sod , the longest slalk measuring 2 feet , and the ishorlest 17 inches to the end of the seed stein , audio the end . of the blades ,, about . 3 inches : longer—the growth of 1843 ,-and plucked this day . 1 hope you will receive it fresh . It was taken from the side of a piece of plowed . ground which adjoins a blue grass patch , and . has not been fed this spring . • ; . . , ¦ ¦ Thqre iswif fact—and the other is , that until about the 10 th inst ., we . have been obliged to feed corn and hay to pur stock ,. tokeep them alive until the prairie grass should grow suHicienlly . for that purpose . Even how , the prairie is ii lean pasture . My cattle have been ousted from their blue grass this spring , by about 300 and odd sheep which T have in keeping . These shee p have had no feed of any kind , since- ( he / 1 st day of April , except , pasturage , and , ...

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CROPS IN PIKE COUNTY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

CROPS IN PIKE COUNTY . v ¦ Bt JOS . S . KlSQ . - Our wheat crop in ihis courity , this year , is almost a total failur e ^ there . MitW hot be enough for seed , should everything mature thatis now in the ground . I had ; 88 acres rriy ? e $ % \\ -of ; which , 1 plow up for other grainwnor am I alone : Wheat has risen ; witiln a few weeks ,- from 25 to 50 cts . arid the prospect . is , that by harvest , it will be wbrih $ 1 . : I enclose yoirJi : for Col . D . Dexter , for the Prairie Parmer . I Will still use efforts to obtain subscribers . Perry , Pike co ., 111 ., May 20 , 1813 .

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