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TO EDITORS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

TO EDITORS . WE are desirous of-getting the back vols , of our exchange publications bound , and lack some numbers of the following . Several have kindly complied with our . previous request ( o forward . certain Nos ., and we have made acknowledgincnt of the favors , and if others will do likewise , we shall be greatly indebted . ¦ Those who caniiot spare them , we hope will give us net ice , that such as are on hand rflay be bound . Jf any-of pur . Nps . are lacking with those who keep a file , . we will supply them with pleasure . - Northern Light—Vol . i , Nos . 2 and 5 . Common School Journal—Vol . iv , Nos . 1 to 3 . New York State Mechanic—Vol . i , Nos . 1 , to 19 ; 44 ,, 46 , 48 , 52 and index ; vol . ii , Nos . 3 , 15 . and 21 . American Agriculturist—Vol . i , Nos . 7 , 10 , 11 and 12 . Central N . Y . Farmer—Vol . i , Nos . 9 and 11 . Farmers Gazette— Vol . ii , No . 41 . . Albany CultiyatorT—Vol . ix , iS o . 10 , Farmers Cabinet—Vol . v , No . 11 . Southern Agriculturi...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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LETTER TO HON . J . N . BROWN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

LETTER TO HON . J . N . BROWN . DEAR SIR : The object , of tljts is to inquire wnat measures are being taken in old Sangamon for the transformation of your county agricultural society into the . Stale Agricultural Sodel . y , in accordance with the understanding between sundry agriculturists residing in the central counties , at an agricultural soiree held in the Senate Chamber last winter near the close ofthe session . I have reflected on the subject frequently since , and it appears to me to be a plan that , will give both body and soul to the now phantom , yclept the Illinois Stale Agricultural Society , and considerabl y extend the sphere of usefulness of your county society . 1 hope soon to see a call for a meeting of your society , when , I trust , the members will be unanimous for jumping a claim to the State society s constitution , style and title , considering they have the eapitol in the county . The agricultural soirees during the sessions of the legislature , would then...

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CORN , RUTABAGAS , & c . & e . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

CORN , RUTABAGAS , & c . & e . I 1 Y JACOBUS . To the Editor of ( lie Prairie Farmer : Being a constant reader of your paper , and as you invite communications from practical farmers , I have selected the above lis my topic . It ! the discussion of this subject by Messrs . Churchill , West , Dunlap , Prcs cott , & c . I think a portion of prejudice exists in their arguments . Mr . Churchill Considers it . more profitable to cultivate corn to the exclusion of all kinds of roots with the exception of buckeyes for bipeds . It has not . been disputed , I believe , that corn is the most profitable as a staple ; hut is it profitable- and valuable enough to bo cultivated to the exclusion of all roots ? Mr . West never intended , if I mistake not , to urge that ruta-ba-ms should be cultivated to the exclusion of corn : he contended , I believe , that rutabagas were useful and necessary on a farm . And supposing that one acre is cultivated for rutabagas in...

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THE ROTATION OF CROPS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

THE ROTATION OF CROPS . nv WM . n . WKST . l 1 o the Editor ofthe Prairie . Farmer : I liave ( b apologize for a long absence in your column s . I think the above silbject a highly important one to the . enterprising farmer on oiir prairie soil . Alternate husbandry , or the system of having leguminous and culniiferous crops to follow each other , with some modifications ., is practicable on every soil . According to its rules , the land would rarely get info a foul slate , or exhausted ; at least , if foul and exhausted under alternate husbandry , matters would be much worse if ahy other system were adopted . The rotation may be long or short , as is consistent with the richness ofthe soil on which it is executed , arid other local circumstances . The crops cultivated n iay lie any of the varieties which compose any ofthe two tribe s , according to the nature of soil and climate of the district where the rotation is exercised . And where circumstances render ploughing not so advant...

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PISE , UNBURNT BRICK MOUSES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

PISE , UNBURNT BRICK MOUSES . IN very many sections of the West * particularly where good lumber is obtained with difficulty , houses might be built with advantage after the following plan . It was translated from the French for the Southern Agriculturist . In many of the northern departments of France ,, particularly in Champagne , the name of Pise is often improperly given to a kind of unburnt brick or artificial stone , triadef With the rrfud of streets or roads , with which is ( almost always ) incorporated a little straw ; this mixture is then pressed in wooden moulds , then taken out to be dried in the sun or shade . This pretended pise is used for want of other materials suitable for building , and by this means are obtained the most miserable constructions possible , incapable of supporting the lightest roof , which consequently require a frame work to be raised from the foundation to the roof , in order to support it . Besides , the repairs to this kind of building render i...

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CULTURE OF THE RUTA BAGA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

CULTURE OF THE RUTA BAGA . THE ptcsent month being the season for sowing ruta baga seed , we extract the following instructions from an old No . ofthe Albany Cultivator . Mr method of cultivating the ruta baga is the same that is practised in Scotland . I plow the ground in April , qnd on the 20 th of June harrow it , and cross-plow and harrow until the ground is perfectly fine . I then draw my drills with the plow two and a half feet from centre to centre ; I then take a one-horse cart or wagon , but a cart is best , as the drills are injured by so many wheels turning on them ; I put manure in each drill as for potatoes ; then I take the plow and sp lit the drills rig ht and left ; then I take a lig ht roller long enough to reach over two drills , with one horse , and roll the tops of the drills once over ; then I take the drill barrow and sow the seed ; then I pass the roller once over the seed ; when the turnips are up about two weeks , I go through with the hoe and thin them , l...

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MtOOitt COUN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

MtOOitt COUN . Mn . WM . AltE ? r , of Northampton , Mass . furnishes the following information to the Commissioner of Patents , which we extract , from his Report to Congress . We arc informed a better implement for removing the seed is in use , and wc should be pleased with a drawing and description of it for publication . . Of the-genus sorghum ( broom grass ) there are four or five species . Sorghum saeeharalum is the broomeorn , abundantly cultivated in this country , both for the seed and for its large panicles , which are made into the brooms . — The whole plant is saccharine . Attempts have been made in France to extract sugar from it , bin : with little success . , The other species are the following : Sorghum dora , ( or holcus dora , ) common Indian millet , a native of the East Indies , but cultivated in the south of Europe , s . tricolor , or two-colored Indian millet , s . cafrorum , cadres Indian millet , and s . nigrum , coal-black Indian millet . Of the somhuin sacc...

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THE HEMP CULTURE , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

THE HEMP CULTURE , I 1 Y DAVID . MVKLLK . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : Sir—I beg leave to lav before the farmers , through your valuable journal , a few remarks in relation to the preparation and culture of water-rolled hemp , as a valuable acquisition to the pros- ]> erity of the country . The land best adapted to hemp is thai which is timbered with black walnut , hackberry , and buckeye ; low bottom lands will answer also . If sod land , it should be plowed down in the fall to get the winter freezes . The seed should be sown from the tenth of April to the tenth of May—about one and a half bushel to the acre , broad cast . The hemp should be cut . when the blossoms begin to fall—as close to the ground as possible . The hemp for watering should be immediately thrown under cover from the sun and dews . In bundling , each size and len « th should be separated , and the bundles to he about 6 or 8 inches across the butts , with two bunds . Previously lo placing in th...

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

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT STIFF-COMPLAINT IN HORSES . BIT M . L . KNAPP , M . D . ME .. EDITOR : Will you have the goodness to refer to that new and excellent work before alluded to , on Veterinary Surgery , ( I presume you have either purchased it by this time , or that somebody has given you a copy—somebody living within a hundred miles of a book-store , ) and inform me what is the pathology and treatment of the disease in horses called the stiff-complaint . ? _ Armstrong says , For want of timely care , millions have died of medicable wounds . He means men , women and children—but the same remark will hold good in regard to horses . And the want of this timely care is simply owing to this , that veterinary knowledge is not diffused among farmers . If they knew how lo treat , their sick horses , timely care would be bestowed . Mark how much this knowledge is needed b y the following fact , and observe , too , the bearing on subscriptions if something valuable in the veterinary art wer...

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

TOMATOES . —Now that the endeavors to preserve this vegetable for winter s use without destroying its flavor have been successful , it has become much more of an object to cultivate it than formerl y , when it was deemed fit for use only during a few weeks in the latter part of summer . It is something of an object to secure a good crop , which can be done with a little care . The young plants may be transplanted with as much ease and safety as cabbage plants until they have reached a large size . To ripen the fruit early and in quantities the plants should be set at the distance of five or six feet apart ; and when they are of some size , if the ground is rich , they should be stayed up . They should by no means be suffered to grow thick or to lop down upon the ground , as in that case the fruit will frequently not ripen at all , or if it does , it will be very late in tlie season . The sun and air should have free access to every part of the plant . With these attentions there is ...

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THE DISEASE CALLED HOOKS-PTERIGIUM . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

THE DISEASE CALLED HOOKS-PTERIGIUM . MR . EDITOR : In the April No ., page 84 . there is an inquiry by A . BEACH , for information on the above disease—its , nature , origin , remedy , and whether or not it bo contagious . The disease is not contagious . It has its origin in a thickened condition of the while coat of the eye-ball , ( Tw nica Sclerotica , ) just where the upper and lower eve * ids meet together in shutting ihe eye ; the pressure of the hiis and frequent winking appear to pinch up a small fold of said coat . Irritating causes b y degrees induce inflammation in it , and the blood vessels which in health carry only lymph or white blood , now become enlarged and circulate red blood , and appear fan-shaped , converging from the corner of the eye towards the pupil , and threaten to cover the glass ofthe eye ( Cornea ) with a film . The only perfect or sure remedy for fhe disease , when confirmed , consists in catching or hooking up this thickened mass of vessels , on the p...

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MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EXERCISE . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . ^^^^ JOHN GAGE , Editor . MAN is so constituted , that in order to develop his greatest powers of mind , the body must also have exercise ; the child cannot be confined lo study constantly , with advantage , or without impairing its health : a desire is implanted in the child for physical exercise ; the mind and body desire to operate together ; the mental faculties naturally exert themselves to gratify the pleasures of sense . The gratification of bodily wants , or pleasures , are the first objects of mind . The mind of the child is delighted by capering about , without any apparent object or aim . As the boy grows , he desires playfellows , and engages in games to display his muscular powers : his greatest delight is fo excel in physical strength and agility . And this desire to excel , or desire of power , is never relinquished , but grows stronger and stronger , till the man is full grown . But as he advances from childhood ...

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— ¦ , _ . ^ v -- — THE PHENOMENA OF SOUND . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

— ¦ , _ . ^ v -- — THE PHENOMENA OF SOUND . A Lecture delivered before the Chicago Mechanics Institute , by H . Eoss . SOUND and noise awaken in our minds the deepest , emotions of which we are susceptible . When we hear the loud thunder of heaven , it . terrifies us . When we approach the margin of a stupendous fall or cataracl , wc are awed and stunned by the commotion . When storms and tempests , in all their fury surround us , our imagination is powerfull y moved , and hope and fear by turns lake possession of our minds . The tone of sorrow , the note of joy , the voices ofthe multitude , and the soft inflections ofthe breeze , affect us deeply also , at all times and in all situations . The power of sounds lo move , agitate , or control our feelings is then manifestly great ; but this power is far from being as great now as it . was in former times , especially in those ages in whjcli superstition and ignorance covered the earth , and when men saw—or fancied they saw—ghosts in ...

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LEAD AQUEDUCT PIPE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

LEAD AQUEDUCT PIPE . ACCOMPANYING the advertisement on the cover , was the following letter from Mr . Thompson . Orders may be left with us , and wc will see the pipe is delivered here , the expense of transportation to be paid before the pipe is taken from us . Cop ies ofthe circular furnished to those desiring them . I also send my circular of sizes , which I will thank you to put up in some suitable place in your office . It is my impression , having been a prairie farmer myself , that my light pipe will be wanted on farms . Being furnished , in lengths as required , it can be laid without a plumber , It comes very low , is perfectly clean , and lasts longer than wood by far . In my circular you will find a full list of prices . My terms are cash , and the funds must be with the order . I send also a few samples of the light pipe . I have no extra tight on hand , but shall have in a few days . Have an excellent article of iron pump that I can furnish at $ 12—and lead pipe at 14 c...

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CEMENT CISTERNS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

CEMENT CISTERNS ny n . SMITH . To the Editor ofthe Mechanical Department ofthe Prairie Farmer : Sir—Having seen in a late No . of your paper a request for instructions relative to making cement cisterns , I concluded to give the result of my experience in that business , it having occupied much of my time for two or three years past . To make a cistern of about 40 barrels—that being a suitable size for a common family—I would commence by digg ing a circular hole , 8 feet in diameter and two feet deep ; having made the bottom tolerably level , strike a circle GJ feet in diameter on it , thus leaving a shoulder all round to rest the plank on . Then dig by the circle a hole 6 feet deep , drawing gradually in as you go down , so that at the bottom it will be about 54 feet diameter ; then round out the bottom , about 18 inches deeper , thus making it somewhat in the shape of a potash kettle , but considerably deeper in proportion . When this is dug and well smoothed out , the cistern wil...

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THE ENGLISH MARKET , BY WAY OF CANADA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

THE ENGLISH MARKET , BY WAY OF CANADA . SINCE issuing the April No . we have examined several publications to which we have heretofore not had access , and are more and more impressed with the value of the trade with England , and the feasibility of its being opened to us through the Canadas . Hon . N . P . TALLMADGE has done us the favor to send a copy of Mr . LEAVITT S memorial to Congress upon the wheat trade of the North-west , furnishing a vast amount of information of just the kind we wanted . We have also seen part of a series of able letters from the pen of W . H . MERRITT Esq . of Canada , recently published though dated in Feb . 1842 , addressed to the Colonial Secretary , Lord STANLEY , and we regret our inability to procure them all . Mr . ELLSWORTH S report to Congress also abounds with valuable information which we had not noticed , both of our copies having been borrowed before we had time to peruse them . Mr . Leavitt s memorial is directed chiefly to the investigati...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . JUNE , 1843 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . SAMUEL ANDERSON , of Du Page Co . President . LEWIS ELLSWORTH , DU Pairo | THERON D . BREWSTER , La Salle WM . NOBLE DAVIS , Kendall > Vice Presidents . WILLIAM SMITH , Will SETH WASHIIURN , Lake J E . W . BREWSTER , Kane Treasurer . JOHN S . WRIGHT , Cook Roc . Sec , Do . do . Cor . Sec .

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HARD TIMES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

HARD TIMES . 11 Y MOHAWK . HARD Times has been the hue and cry this long time , and now , my brother farmers , are we better prepared lor those hard times than we have been ? In . commencing Una investigation , let us not take mother Eves example , and say , the serpent beguiled me and I did eat . 1 erhaps wQ ourselves have caused in a great measure these hard times • all other classes of community acknowledge their dependence on the farmers—we are called tho bone _ and sinew ofthe country ; if so , much depends on us , certainly . And now let us examine ourselves : have wo been prudent and economical ? have we been living within the bounds of our income ? or have wc been like other speculators and run ourselves in debt ? If so , we must make mprp and buy less : never buy that we can make ourselves . Have we been industrious , and made our farms produce as much as we mig ht have done ? T know many will exclaim , the times are so hard we cannot , get . asmuch stock as we might profit...

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mwmmuMaM *_ uuuuL » m uaummw . juijum » LjmmwiiMuiJj . , .. . , HOUSEHOLD . AFFAIR ' S . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

mwmmuMaM *_ uuuuL » m uaummw . juijum » LjmmwiiMuiJj . , .. . , HOUSEHOLD . AFFAIR S . To PrtKSEiivri Ecus . —At this season of the year , when eggs are so superabundant , it is an object of great importance in household economy , to preserve them for use in those seasons when none can be obtained . Various methods have been tried , as packing in brine , lime-water ,- & c , These methods have not in all cases proved satisfactory . Reaumur , after several experiments , found that a coating of lard was the most effective . A thin coating , provided the shell was entirely covered over , was as good as a thick one .. The philosophy of the matter is , that the shells-of eggs . : are extremely porous ; find that by being kept , the fluid of the egg evaporates through the shell , and leaves a vacancy , which fills with air , which acts on the contents of the egg , and causes it to spoil . The evaporation is more rapid , as the temperature is hig her . If the air can be kept out...

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' BKEAKIJS'G rilAIBIE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

BKEAKIJSG rilAIBIE . BY T . PUESCOTT . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : We have a hard frost , even to freezing the ground , this morning . You-wish . to know something about breaking prairie , the , depth of plowing , & c . & c . I broke up 7 acres of prairie in September , 1830 . One acre I broke about . 8 inches deep ,. 6 acres I broke 4 inches deep . The land lay in this stale until the spring of 41 ; the furrows lay flat on the land that was p lowed 4 inches deep , and the furrows of that which was plowed 8 inches deep stood nearly on an edge . , 1 , planted potatoes on three fourths of the acre that was broken the deepest , from which I got only 40 bushels ; the ; potatoes were of a fair size , of the English whites . We had but little rain , which-1 believe lo be the cause of--the -failure , of the potatoes . Three fourths of an acre I harrowed with . a harrow that , had wooden teeth , so as not to turn the sod back , a < niin , and sow...

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