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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER AUGUST , 1 « 43 OFFICERS OF-THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . SAMUEL ANDERSON , of Da Pago Co . President . LEWIS ELLSWORTH , DU Pago j THERON D . BREWSTER , La Sullo WM . NOBLE DAVIS , Koudull } Vice Presidents . WILLIAM SMITH , Will I SETH WASHBURN , Lake J E . W . BREWSTER , Kane Treasurer . JOHN S . WRIGHT , Cook Roc . Sec . Do . do . Cor . Sec . THE CORN CROP . —Since the warm weather set m , nothing can exceed the delightful state of the weather . Some days have been excessively hot , but . this is the more favorable to the summer crops ; and as plenty of complaint has been made of the cold , wc do not see that any thing better can be done than to acquiesce in the weather as it is . The corn , where we have seen it , has not come forward as fast as we expected it would , especially during the early part of the month . The immense quantities of rain that fell early in June counteracted the spring plowings , by causing the earth to bake . Th...

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DESTRUCTION OF SORREL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

DESTRUCTION OF SORREL . IT is greatly to be regretted that this noxious plant should have found its way on to the prairies ; but it is even so , and it grows most luxuriantly . Wc have seen fields red with it . In these fields , of course , the farmers must labor to eradicate it ; but where it has not yet made its appearance , it will be found better economy of labor to take pains to keep it out . Canada thistle and sorrel arc mostly introduced by means of clover and grass seeds , so that by procuring pure seeds the farmers can generally keep their farms clear ot those two intolerable posts . Western seeds arc more likely to be clean than those of eastern production . Mit . N OYES DARLING communicates the following sensible views to the Connecticut Farmers Gazette . f If , Mr . Wood , you will take a careful review of your chemistry , you will probably find that the existence of oxalic acid in sorrel is no more proof that the soil is sour , than a sour apple , or sour grape , or sou...

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

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT DISEASES OF SHEEP . ( Continued from page 1 G 1 . J ¦ T RKMRLINO . —Several affections are included under the name of trembling , or Icaping-ill , all having in common fhorc or less of the syrni > tnnis which these names denote . They may bo considered as arising from exposure to cold and damp , especially on long fatiguing journies , as in bringing sheep from the highlands to the south of Scotland , when it frequently prevails to so great an extent , on reaching the low country , as to oblige the shepherd to leave eight or ten behind him at every stage . Injuries of the loins , cither inflicted by themselves in jumping and running , or by others from roiigh usage in the fold , are common causes of the disease ; but in this variety the hind quarters only are powerless . Another species is owing to oppression of the brain from congestion , in this way resembling incipient sturdy , and occurring only in very fat sheep . Treatment of Trembling . The fir...

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AGRICULTURAL IMPROVEMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

AGRICULTURAL IMPROVEMENT . BY PRAIRIE UIIEAKKU . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : On a recent excursion through the Rock River country I was much surprised as well as pleased to sec what industry had accomplished in six or eight years . Nature has been bountiful in bestowing her . gifts in this region , as elsewhere . Only a few years have passed since all this country laid unimproved , in one common field : now wc see much of it converted to a noble and useful purpose . And to contemplate what may and will be done in a few years to come , especially if industry is directed by intelligence , makes our hearts leap with joy that our lot has fallen in so happy a land . The appearance of many of the farms , however , indicates that there is a sad lack of system and good taste exercised by their occupants . The appearance of others shows plainly the combination of these qualities in the owners , and demonstrates to every passer what Illinois and tho West generally may and will be ....

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REVIEW OF THE PItAIllIE FAUMEIl FOIl JUNE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

REVIEW OF THE PItAIllIE FAUMEIl FOIl JUNE . BY JOXATHA . N MCATISK—INCOG THK 2 jJ . MY D EAR M ESSRS . EDITORS : I am fairly whipped into tho traces , and compelled to bo a copyist at last , after all my asp irations for fame under the modest garb of a petticoat . I hoped , gentlemen , to be able to break in upon the well-merited fame of my predecessor , and acquire distinction under the style assumed , without being forced by public op inion to move in the exact orbit of Incog the 1 st . But it is no go . Bceca is invited to withdraw—the reader is g lad slie is dismissed , and nothing will suit editor and readers but as good an imitation of Iucog the 1 st , alias Dr . M . L . Kuapp , as your humble servant Jonathan can give . This is the sort exactly , Mr . M cAtee . This will remind our readers of their old favorite , Incog the 1 st . —- ( Editor s Note lo the last review . ) Well then , imitate the Doctor it is , from this out . And in tho first place—altho repugnant to mo—I shal...

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SHORT TIMBER m . LONG . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

SHORT TIMBER m . LONG . .. , . ISY IlIILO SYLLA . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I have long contemplated giving you my view of a barn , to be built mostly of short timber , which is . of great advantage to western farmers , but I have neglected it . But on my way home from the Juliet meeting ( which by the by was a very interesting one ) I mentioned iny intention to some oi our agricultural friends who are more energetic than myself , and they said I must do it ; so here it is . ( Fig . 30 . ; ( Fig . 31 . ) Fig . 30 represents the end view of a barn 40 feet wide and GO feet long . I have only marked the principal timbers , as that will answer my purpose at present—the rest can be put in to slut the builder . The object at this time is lo show that a frame may be made just as good with short timber as long , viz : the two posts a a should run up and the rafters b b be framed on to the head of them ; the two beams c c should frame on lo the head of posts e e , and with a teno...

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SPRING WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

SPRING WHEAT . IIY ABEL JKANS . To die Editor of the Prairie Farmer ; I wish to call the attention of the farmers to the subject , of spring wheat , for the sake of noticing the difference there is in the kinds grown hereabouts . 1 do not do this because I have any particular variety of seed to sell ; but because there is an immense difference between the different varieties . I do not know how it is generally ; but several of my neighbors insist that one kind is as good as another—to which I say , yes , and a little belter . A few years since , I began the sowing of spring wheat . One of my neighbors had a kind which he insisted would not smut , and would yield equally as well as winter wheal . I purchased 15 bushels at the round sum of three dollars per bushel , and sowed it . It grew up the smuttiest article it was my lot over to fall upon . I found too that it ground hard , and was not over prolific in its yield of flour . After my trial with this , some one recommended me to tr...

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¦¦¦¦ CONVENTION OF BREEDERS . ' :,: [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

¦¦¦¦ CONVENTION OF BREEDERS . :,: [ CIRCULAR . ] ¦ , - ¦¦ ¦ • ¦ The State Agricultural Society of New Yoxk , desirous that some fixed principles should be established its the basis of excellence in the various descriptions of fariri stock , ( without reference to their relative merits asbrcedsi ) have appointed the undersigned a committee with instructions to call the particular attention of breeders throughout the States to the importance of the subject , and to make the necessary arrangements for a convention to be held at the Library Room of the American Institute , in the . city Of New York , during its 10 th - animal Fair , in \\ IC month of October next , the day lo be hereafter noticed ; at which breeders of stock and those interested in agriculture are most respectfully urged to give their attendance , with a view to a full and free discussion of those forms , qualities , and properties which most conduce to intrinsic value ; and also that , the distinctive characteristics o...

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AN ADDRESS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

AN ADDRESS Delivered before the Sugar Grove Farmers Institute , April 8 , 1843 , by A . Churchill , Esq . GENTLEMEN : —Your committee , who gave me the invitation to address you , in the course of conversation , said that at the frequent meetings which you have held for the purpose of discussing agricultural subjects , you had nearly exhausted the topics of debate . If this could really happen in an intelligent community , I might well hesitate to attempt to advance any thing new ; therefore I shall not attempt it , but shall try to advance a few old ideas , which are worthy of consideration and re-consideration . I shall speak of agriculture in general—agriculture proper ; as a science ; as an art ; as a pastime ; as a means of support ; and of economy as connected with agriculture —economy of time , of tools , of means . In my remarks upon these subjects , I shall only give a few hints which may be improved at your leisure ; and if I shall be so happy as to advance any ideas which...

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PISE HOUSES [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

PISE HOUSES IN connexion with the article upon this subject , on page 126 , the following from Mr . Ellsworth s report will be found valuable . We cannot but believe this kind of building will become common m the West , and if experiments are made , we should be happy to learn of them . After selecting a suitable spot of ground , as near the place of building as practicable , let a circle of ten feet or more be described . Let the loam be removed , and the clay dug up one foot thick , or , if clay is not found on the spot , lent be carted in to that depth . Any ordinary clay will answer . Tread this clay over with cattle , and add some straw cut six or eight inches long . After the clay is well tempered with working it with cattle , the material is duly prepared for making the brick . A mould is then formed of plank , of the size of the brick desired . In England they are usually made 18 inches long , one foot wide , and 9 inches thick . I have found the more convenient size to be ,...

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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1843

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS To MAKE GINGER BEER . —Mix m six quarts of water , one pint of molasses , one pint or less of yeast , one table spoon of ginger , one table spoon of Epsom salts and cream tartar each , and you have as good a beer as need be . BEST CEMENT FOR JOINING GLASS . —If tho glass is not likely to be exposed to moisture , the pieces may be joined by a solution of equal parts of gum arabic and loaf sugar in water : or if these are not at hand the white of an egg may , answer nearly as well . But a strong water-proof cement , that is equally transparent , may be made by digesting finely powdered gum copal , in thrice its weight of sulphuric oilier till it is dissolved . This solution may be applied to the edges of tho broken glass , with a camel hair pencil , and the pieces must be put together immediately and pressed close till they adhere . —Selected . TIMBER . —The truth of a remark , made by observing men , years since , that the quantity of timber in the prairie States wo...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . LATE THE UNION AGRICULTURIST & WESTERN * PRAIUIH FARMER . GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMPROVED . Vol . 3 , 1843 . Organ of Western Agricultural Societies and of the Chicago Mechanics Institute . One of Ike largest and cheapest , agricultural papers published , and belter adapted to tho western fanner than any other . To contain 2-t , perhaps 112 , largo octavo pages , besides a colored cover for advertisements . Tho contents as follows : 1 st , Communications , from nearly two hundred correspondents , most of whom are practical fanners from all parts of tho West , and their numbers constantly increasing j 2 d , Editorial articles ; 3 d , Reviews of the leading agricultural papers , ity practical western farmers , which will present to our readers their more important parts ; 4 lli , articles condensed from all the agricultural papers in tho Union ; 5 th , A Mechanical Department of four panes , to bo under tho direclion of the Mechanic . ! , Institute of Ch...

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

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , July 28 , 18 i 3 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef FlOO 2 00 . © . 2 50 do . Mess Fbbl 6 .... ® . do . Prime do 5 © . Pork . piOO © . 2 00 in demand do . Mess F bl © . 10 quick do . One hog do 0 00 . 0 . 7 00 . Lard FJh 4 . © 4 £ in demand . Butter do fi . ® 8 Cheese do 4 . ® 5 BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine Fbbl 4 00 . © . 4 . 00 do . fine do 3 75 . © . 4 00 do buckwheat F 100 © . 1 50 none in market Corn meal Fbush 37 , t @ » in demand GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Fbush G 8 . © ... 75 do . spring , Finish 58 . © .. . 64 Oats do 26 . © 28 . Barley „ do 20 . ® ... 22 Corn , shelled .. ? do 30 . ® .. . 85 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy Fbush 1 00 Blue G rass do 1 50 Red Top do 1 25 Red Clover ... do 6 00 . @ . 7 00 White do i . PIb- 75 ....:. none in minkc t Flaxseed ..... Fbush 6 SS . ® :.: 73 T o bacco seed Fpa-por 12 Hemp • Fbush 55 . © ... 75 Millet do 50 German Panic Grass do 50 POULTRY . Turkeys 37 . © ... 45 Geese 25 . © ... 37 Ducks ....

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¦'¦ ' THE CATTLE ' SHOW , AND FA-IK .. ' ' [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

¦¦ THE CATTLE SHOW , AND FA-IK .. , POSSIBLY > W ; will not seeahoiher No .: of tlio-i lah-teFarmer till it will bo too late to urge ! your attendanceat the exhibition of the Union Agricultural Society , aiid we embrace tlio prpscijt opportunity to say ono word about it . . . ; . . ¦ - ¦ .. ¦ . , • That this exhibition is to bo most creditable to tlio great West—i rimttlie attendance is to be . fully , equal to wliut tho inosl sanguine have anticipated—there isiio reason l <) doubt . Wo have travelled pietty extensively in . the district . of the Society and the adjoining coiinties , ; and tficTariricrs appear to bo miking calculations to at * lend .. It is indeed lo bo die Farmers Holidnjyibr all northern Illinois , and those who take no part in it will mosi ; certainly iygrei their negligence . Tlio expense will be almost thryonly hindrance , and the only One which ought to , operate with :-farmers ; and if . they , will arlopt the plan recommended by flip So...

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

., ,-. , EDITKD BY JOHN S , WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . OFFICK , 112 LA KK STIIKET , CHICAGO , ILUNOIS . , ADVKIITISEMENTS inserted 011 the following terms : for on o square or under , first insertion , one dollar . jiltv cents ; -second , one d ( illar ; subseqaeut ones , seventy live cents . More than one square will bo counted as two ; more than two , as three ,, and so on . Yearly advertisers charged eight dollars for one square , and four dollars for ciich additional square . A square contains twelve lines . Cards of six linos or less inserted for foiir dollars for the year . _ Communications upon patent implements and • machines , accompanied withxash , inserted for $ 3 fin- one column or less ; ! ji : M or . eacli additional column or part of a column . Kf Payments for advertisements to be always in advance . For terms Of . the Prairie , Farmer ,, see last . page . V

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KEVIEW OP THE AUGUST NO [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

KEVIEW OP THE AUGUST NO BV JONATHAN MCAWE . ¦ . ¦ DEAR M ESSES . EDITORS : Your paper has reached us earlier this month than usual . We hasten to the task oi passing on its merits ; and cannot hut remark the lack of communications in this No . It is true we have , two addresses , tjroflen / goid addresses , from two practical farmers , than which nothing could be more acceptable ; but there is no denying die fact that , beyond these , the extreme drought of the season has found its way into the columns ol the paper . -A sufficient apology is , perhaps ,. found in the sickness of both editors , who , we most earnestly hope , niay he . restored ; to health speedily . The farmers will doubtless sympathize with men so devoted to their interests as these editors are * when it is considered that their healdi is greatly jeoparded by being cooped up in close walls from morning tiU . night , attending to the thousand and one dudes of their arduous profession . , \ There is but little for the...

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ARBORICULTURE . NO . V [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

ARBORICULTURE . NO . V BY M . L . KNAIP , M . D . MESSRS . EDITOF . S : Your correspondent , Mr . Ellitliorp , desires information on the gathering of the seeds of the sugar maple , ( Acer Saccharinum , ) white ash , ( Fraxinus Americana ;) black ash , ( F . pubescens ;) oak , ( Qucrcus , many species ,- ) and how and when they should be sown . Your faithful correspondent Edson Harkness asked for similar information of me—but more extensive , the germination of all timber seeds—last fall . His call was too late to be available last year , but has not been forgotten , and I purpose hastil y now to devote a No . in continuation oC my series , to this subject . I cannot promise , however , to do it justice ; but it will have the merit of being in season for operations this year , and will embrace our most valuable indigenous trees , and those of other States and countries claiming our special attention ; and let me hope that every individual who thinks that this is worthy of perusal , ...

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AGRICULTURAL DOINGS AT TYLER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

AGRICULTURAL DOINGS AT TYLER . KV A . MiilCII . MK . EoiTon : It is a source of unminglcd satisfaction that the resources of the West are so rapidly de \ eloping , thus opening the way to such numbers from New and Old England to meet in our settlements for the purpose of mechanical and agricultural pursuits . The little settlement , of Tyler has received an accession to its numbers and embraces now about , four and twenty families . Some of our settlement arc preparing to enter largely into horticultural business , and several fields are laid oil preparatory to the raising of silk . Preparation is also making for putting up barns and brick houses , for which last there are abundant materials . A good bridge across the Pckatonic opens our way to market . Our crop of winter wheat looks extremely well . It is intended to form a farmerslyceum among us and procure a farmers library , this fall . Your paper is doing much to help the good cause . Eemedy for choked Cattle An experiment was ...

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REVIEW OF THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURIST FOR JULY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

REVIEW OF THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURIST FOR JULY . BY JOHN FITZ . THE- leading editorial of this number is upon cutting hay , in which he combats the adage that an inch at bottom is worth two at the top , particularl y as regards timothy and clover . The butts of timothy are hard and unnutritive for feed , and close cutting leaves the ground bare to dry , and thus does great injury . Cattle should not be turned into new mown grounds , as they increase the injury . Most farmers , the editor says , cut their grain too late and their hay too early . The first suggestion is undoubtedly good here—the latter , with us , is little needed . Prairie hay , especially , should be cut earlier dian it has usually been . Fine wool Sheep . The culture of fine wool instead of coarse is enforced in a labored article by the editor . The average value of wool in the United States he estimates at 21 cents per pound , and the quantity raised 1 at 23 , 750 , 000 lbs . per annum . The value of the wool he th...

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RAISING TURKIES . TRIAL OF PLOWS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

RAISING TURKIES . TRIAL OF PLOWS . BY ADDISON . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : At the request of an enquirer I communicate our practice for raising young turkies—it is this : Wet up their feed with sour milk , and let them have free access to a vessel of sour milk for drink . We use corn meal for feed . , Try it , friends , and communicate the result . , We expected to see the report of the committee on plows in the July No . of the Farmer ; It seems to be treated as of but little consequence , when it is a matter of the deepest interest to the farmer , as the success of his crops depends Ori tlie manner in wliicli His land is cultivated , and it canriot be well cultivated without a good plow . Now very many farmers have been waiting the result bf the late trial at Juliet , with a view to be informed of the relative value of the different kinds of plows exhibited at said trial , expecting a full report of die relative value of the different plows presented , that they may be...

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