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

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT ( YJ 53 In answer to the inquiries of Johannes Equis , in the July No . of the Prairie Farmer , in reference to tho . period of utero-geslation of the mare , the Vahdalia Free Press quotes as follows from Velpcau s Toxlogy . - The time , it will be seen , is extremely variable , not only with the mare but with other animals ; Owing , perhaps , to difference of age , constitution , keeping , and other causes , more or less incidental and variable . In some respects it is well to know the period ; but probably the other question , viz : what treatment and feeding is best , to secure safe parturition is the more important . Velpeau says , that M . Tessier , member of the Academy of Sciences , a man whose honor cannot be called in question , has removed all doubt upon this subject ! He found that , of one hundred and sixty cows , which commonly carry their young nine months , only three brot forth on the two hundred and seventieth day ; that fifty of them went from...

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HEDGING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

HEDGING . THE following article we copy from that excellent work , Johnston s Farmer s Encyclopedia . Its statements are well worthy of attention . It corroborates the views we advanced in a No . of our paper lately , that the soil on which a hedge is grown , should be cultivated . It must be labpr thrown away to put out trees on raw prairie . HEDGE . A living wall formed of woody plants , sown or planted in a line , and cut and clipped in such a manner as to form a compact , mass of any degree of width . or height that may be required , either for the purpose of shelter , separation or defence . The fences most generally used in agriculture-are made of the white thorn , because it has ppiny branches , andforms a strong defence against cattle . Fences for the purposes of shelter and separation are chiefly used in gardening , and for the most part are formed of evergreen shrubs , such as the holly , yew , box , & pi ; or subevergreens , such as the privet ; of flowering s...

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RUST IN WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

RUST IN WHEAT . WE take the following article from the Southern Planter . The subject it discusses is as interesting as any we could propose , ltust , in all the West , is our worst enemy ; and almost the only one we have had hitherto to contend with , in the production of wheal . Much of the late wheat in the northern part of this State has been ruined by it this season . One gentleman told us he had lost sixty acres of splendid wlieat from this cause . As to the remedy proposed in this article—it is , to say the least , plausible . It must be left to time and experiment to determine its soundness . RUST PREVENTED BY THE USE OF ASHES . —One of the chief constituents of the stalks of plants is silica , which is neither more nor less than the pure earth of the common jlinl ; the quantity varies with the nature of the plant ; in some , as in wheat especially , it is apparent in the glazed appearance of the stalk , to the most , common observation . Upon this circumstance , Mr . Levi B...

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BUILD BARNS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

BUILD BARNS . BY T . ritKSCOTT . . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I have not time , to write much now , being much engaged in building a barn , the most essential article on a farm . A barn will pay for itself in about two years—in this -way—you save 10 dollars worth of manure , you save 20 dollars worth of fodder , and you save about 50 dollars worth of grain from rotting and wasting from being threshed on the ground , in a year ; In two years this amounts to 160 dollars , which will build a barn 30 feet by 40 . Not only this , it adds a great deal to the comfort of your stock to be kept in a warm barn , in a cold winter night . Neither docs it require so much fodder for your cattle when they are kept warm , which is another great saving . I believe I have die first frame barn in St . Croix county . Lake St . Croix , W . T . July , 1843 .

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SCHOOL FOR MECHANICS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

SCHOOL FOR MECHANICS . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JTOIOT GAGE , Editor . WE have heretofore moved for the establishment of a mechanics school , on a plan partially new . We think it important , and should like to meet with a second . Colleges and hi gh schools arc established , and building , all over the States , to prepare men for the practice of law , physic , and divinity ; but ; we have no suitable institutions for the instruction of mechanics . It is physically wrong to send a boy to a college , where his whole business is to sit poring over his books all day , if he is intended for a mechanic . He is learning , at the expense of health and comfort , what he has got to unlearn—to live without labor and constant , and sufficient exercise . He is loo often associated with those who consider labor degrading ; and the mind of a boy cannot bear with composure the taunts and jeers of his school mates ; and he receives no encouragement , assistance or instruction in his trade , till his...

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TERMS USED IN BUILDING [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

TERMS USED IN BUILDING ( Continued from p . 180 . ) Cabling . Cylindrical pieces filling up the lower part of the flutes of a column . Camber . To give a convexity to the upper surface of a beam . Canlilivers . Pieces of wood or stone beneath the caves to support them , or mouldings above them . Capital . That part of a column or pilaster beneath the entablature ; or , in other words , the uppermost member of a column or pilaster . The capital is variously formed , according to the order : thus , we have the Tuscan , Doric , Ionic , Corinthian and Composite capitals , and many others that have been mvented since the times- of the Greeks and Romans . . ¦ :. Caryatides . Figures of women , introduced to support an entablature , instead of columns . Casement . Applied to a window which is hung upon hinges in place of lines and weights . Casting . The warping or shrinking of timber or woodwork , occasioned by an insufficient strength , or by an unequal exposure to the weather , and want...

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WOOL BUSINESS IN THE WEST . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

WOOL BUSINESS IN THE WEST . LAST year a few hundred pounds of wool were shipped from this place , and this year we find there have been shipped , to this date , ( the 10 th Aug . ) over 40 , 000 lbs . This may be considered the commencement of our exports of this important staple ; and we predict that only five years hence it will amount to hundreds of tons , and in fifteen years to thousands of tons . Important as arc other articles of agricultural produce , — wheat , beef , hemp , tobacco , butter , cheese , & c . we yet consider wool and pork as the great staples of the West , and nearly if not quite equal in value to all other articles of export combined . We consider them so , because there is no portion of the globe better adapted to tkeir production ; because the expense of producing them . is less here than in any other section of the Union , for they can be delivered in the eastern markets at less expense , including transportation , than the eastern farmers can...

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THE PMIUIE FAUMEtt [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

THE PMIUIE FAUMEtt SEPTEMBER , 1 U 43 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY UNION IS STRENGTH . SA 5 IUEL ANDERSON , of Du Pago Co . President . LEWIS E LLSWORTH , DU Page ~ i THERON D . B REWSTER , La Sullo WM . NOBLE DAVIS , Kendall > Vice Presidents . WILLIAM SMITH , Will . SETH WASHBURN , Lake J E . W . BREWSTER , Kane Treasurer . JOHN S . WRIGHT , Cook Rcc . Sec . Do . do . Cor . Sec .

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PLANTING ORCHARDS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

PLANTING ORCHARDS BY IJAVin SANBORN . To the Editors of the Prairie Fanner : The fall season for the removal of fruit trees from nurseries is approaching , and a few suggestions in relation to it thus early may not be out of season . There is too much apathy among farmers generally about this matter . We are too apt to put off those things that do not give us an immediate return for our labor , to a more convenient season ; very bad polity , however . So far as planting an orchard is concerned , says one , if I had a bearing orchard now , it would be valuable ; but ere I can rear one , apples will be SD abundant diere will be no profit beyond my own consumption . Such views are erroneous . I have never known apples so plenty , in any part of the country , but that choice varieties would always find a market at fair prices . Then how stands the case in the great West , a country rapidly filling up in every direction , the cities , towns , and villages constantly increasing in busines...

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BURNING PRAIRIE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

BURNING PRAIRIE . BY M . L . DUNLAI . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : As the time will soon approach in which the prairies are usually burnt , over , I would call the attention of farmers to the importance of changing the time of dicso wholesale conflagrations . In the first place , do you want to break up prairie for corn in the spring , let the old grass remain till the plow is ready to turn over the sward ; harrow well and plant- during the month of May , and my word-for it you will get a good crop ; _ the-larid will be nearly free of grass and weeds , the sod will he decomposed and in excellent condition for the next crop , after cross-plowing . Do you wish to break prairie during the summer , leave the old grass tilltho plow is ready ; and should you break a large piece , burn alternate strips as you can break it . ; this can be done when the dew commences falling , as you can command , die fire more cfleclually then , its progress being slow . I have a piece of wheat , ...

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

CEMENT CISTERNS . BY B . SMITH . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : When I prepared tlie short article on cement cisterns that appeared in the June number of the Prairie Farmer , I intended to write a plain matter-of-fact article , that would enable any mail of common sense to make a cistern that would hold water , or a water-proof cellar , not , however , with little or no expense , but at a cost that would be trifling , compared with the value of the article when done . I wrote for the benefit of the practical man , not to aid the visionary speculations of a mere theorist , or to display the lights of science by explaining the chemical composition of h ydraulic cements ; as I suppose it would do a farmer who wants a cistern just , about as much good to know the constituent parts of water lime , as it would a hungry man to display before him a complete analysis of a joint of mutton . But it seems Mr . McAtee has pronounced my humble article not satisfactory and then opens upon m...

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . ECONOMY OF FARMING . —With this title REV . E . GOODRICH SMITH of New York has translated a work from ( . lie German of PROF . BURGER , with copious notes from other German writers , and a complete index . It is in pamphlet form , 130 pages , good paper and print , price 50 cents . It is a work which the plain practical farmer would delight to read and study , being much more free of technical phrases than the generality of agricultural books . As a book of reference it is invaluable , particularly in its statistics . We observe it is headed Foreign Agriculture , No . 1 , from which we are led to hope Mr . S . intends publishing other works of a similar character . We shall hope to receive them . f BRANDE S DICTIONARY . —The Messrs . HARPER sent us the first seven numbers of this valuable , publication , which are all that have been received . We hope to receive the others . T FARMER S ENCYCLOPEDIA . —No . 12 of this valuable republication is received from Messrs...

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

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS TOMATO F IGS . — -Last winter a lad y sent us a present of some tomato figs , the most delightful dried fruit we ever tasted . They would meet with a read y sale as soon as lovers of good things got a taste of them ; so that besides providing a luxury for home consumption , farmers wives might make it profitable to prepare a quantity for market . The tomatoes are to be scalded and the skin peeled off , then boiled in their own juice , which is sufficient without adding water , till the sugar is absorbed . Mr . Ellsworth recommends G lbs . brown sugar to 16 lbs . of fruit , but the lady who sent some to us used much less ; we have forgotten how much . They are then to be spread on plates , dried in the sun , and packed closely in small jars or boxes . We should have no objection to eating a pound of such fruit every day . In this place we would refer our readers to the recipe for preserving tomatoes for winter s use , published in vol . ii . p . 79 . JOHN KING ESQ ....

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IN AND IN BREEDING , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

IN AND IN BREEDING , & c . BY D . C UNDERBILL . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : At the Fair of 1841 , at Naperville , I purchased of J . S . Norton a boar pig which he called $ Irish Grazier and I Byfield , out of his boar Daniel OG onncl . That pig ( now a hog ) looks vefy much like a land shark , and is utterly worthless for breeding purposes . _ In vol . i . p . 43 , he says , I shall follow the breeding in and in system until I can see some signs of deterioration in the progeny . If I recollect right , he told me that this pig was bred in this way . At the same lime and place I purchased a bull calf which was said to be in and in bred , with Durharn stock ; and he too turns out to be an indifferent animal , and thus far worthless for breeding purposes . These two circumstances coinciding , lead me to suppose that their deterioration is caused by in and in breeding . I should like to have the experience and observation of others on this subject to confirm my opi...

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TOO MUCH LAND IS CULTIVATED [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

TOO MUCH LAND IS CULTIVATED BY PRAIRIE BREAKER . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : I send you some reflections , & c . which if you think worthy of publication arc at your service . Not many evenings since I was aroused from a brown stud y by the musical yelling of a pack of our mischievous prairie wolves , who were serenading us with an unusual quantity of discordant sounds , to the no small terror of a couple of clumsy young dogs , who ventured to yell and bark furiously , after having placed themselves as near the house door as possible . In order to quell this canine disturbance , I was obliged to make a sortie ; and whilst in the act of charging in advance of my dogs , I ran foul of my prairie plow , Old Iron-sides , a 22-incher , with 12 feet beam—dismantled , tis true of most of its necessary rigging for active service , and bearing the marks of many a hard contested field , though no \ v laid up in ordinary , surrounded by incontestible proofs of its many ach...

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PRODUCTS OF PUTNAM COUNTY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

PRODUCTS OF PUTNAM COUNTY . BY A . BARLOW . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Feeling a deep interest in the success of the Prairie Farmer and of the farming community , I take the liberty to address you upon a subject that ( would others do the same ) might have a ten- - dency to subserve die farminginterest by creating a spirit of emulation , if not of competition . Having recently been engaged in taking the list of taxable property in the county of Putnam , 111 . it occurred to me that I might improve this opportunity to get the amount of agricultural products of tliis county ; but fearing that were I to give a detailed account of the products of the county , it would exceed the bounds of a communication that would be interesting , I have concluded to confine myself at this time to the subjects of wheat and pork . And as a criterion to ascertain the number of bushels of wheat : produced in 1842 / 1 take-the number of acres , which I find to amount to 3 , 615 acres ; and from...

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

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT ILLINOIS SCHOOL FUND . OF the School Fund of this State and its situation , every citizen should have a full understanding , and it is appropriate to this department to furnish information concerning it . From the report to the legislature last winter , we learn that the School Fund on the 1 st of January , 1842 , amounted to $ 681 , 918 53 ; of which $ 335 , 592 32 was added to it by the legislature of 1837 , being part of the receipt into the State treasury from the surplus revenue of the United States . The balance has accrued from the sale of public lands . When Illinois was admitted into the Union , it was agreed between the State and Congress that three per cent , of all monies received for public lands sold within the State should be appropriated by the legislature of the State for the encouragement of learning , of which one sixth part shall be exclusivel y bestowed on a college or university . The portion derived from the surplus revenue was applied t...

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MONTHLY NOTICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

MONTHLY NOTICES . THE DOLLAR FARMER—Published b y Prentice and Weissinger , Louisville , Kentucky , has reached the first No . of its second volume . This publication does not embrace a great amount of original matter ; but its selections are made with the greatest care and judgment ; and as a compend of choice agricultural reading , worthy to be preserved for future reference and use , we know of no superior . It consists of sixteen pages of three columns each , of matter closely printed on small but clear type , and is afforded monthly at one dollar per year . THE FARMER S CABINET —This excellent periodical has reached the first number of the ei ghth volume . The senior editor has withdrawn , and the work is now published and edited b y Josiah Tatum . The Farmer s Cabinet is a work diat makes very little pretension ; but for solid worth , it has very few if any superiors , among the agriculturals , old or young . It consists of 32 pages octavo , and is afforded at one dollar per a...

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' f " ' V ' ' ' '' LEGISLATIVE ACTION NECESSARY . . v [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

f V LEGISLATIVE ACTION NECESSARY . . v Extracts from an Addicss by M . L . DUNLAT ESQ . ofCooJc , VCounty . » , v i I AC . AIN ask , does it not then become the imperative dti- • ty of the State to increase all the means of educationan her ~ < power 7 Would U not bo highly politic in point of jeconp- ; my to providea good piactical education for every . ybu , th < in the State at the public expense ? If mind be anypart of a nation s wealth or resources , or if education be one oftho 1 exigences of the State—or if ignorance and vice are evils 1 , from which the people ate to f be protected , tlierr follows it not with , the fight of demonstration that the intellectual arid A moral imruovemcnt of . all the mintl belonmn ^ to th a ^ fcwfVf is thefirs , t concern ^ every intelligent , just , and-patrioticf government in the wo / ld } Believp maladies and . ^ ctltlcmon , that government -is wanting m the essential end $ of its being—in the vital objects of its exist...

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MACIIINE FOR HEMP BREAKING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 September 1843

MACIIINE FOR HEMP BREAKING . IlYLEWIS . ELLSWORTH . To the Editor of tlie Prairie Farmer : You make the enquiry in the February No . Who will furnish the description of a hemp-breaking machine ? Enclosed you will find a rough draft . of one ,- with description ,- which Syill both break and clean hemp or flax . The cost of building one is from $ 35 to $ 50 , exclusive of propelling power , which may be either horse , wind , water or : steam . The width of this is .-three feet—one horse power is sufficient : to propelit ; if the size is increased , tlie power to drive it must be correspondingly increased . A sthese are . what all agree in calling hard times , it ¦ is necessary dial all expense that can should be avoided in the production of any article ; especially in the commencement , as with hemp , otherwise the cost would discourage its production , as was the casein 1829 and 30 . At that time I resided in the eastern part of the State of New York , where the hemp mania prevailed ...

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