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EQUIVALENT OF VARIOUS PLANTS , & C . TO HAY . — We [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

EQUIVALENT OF VARIOUS PLANTS , & C . TO HAY . — We find the following table of equivalents in Smith s translation of Burgher s Economy of Farming : 100 Vbs . of good hay are equal to—90 lbs . of clover hay , made when full y blossomed . 88 of do . made before it blossoms . 98 of do . second crop . 98 lucerne hay . 89 u sainfoin do . 410 green clover . 467 vetches or tares , green . 275 green Indian corn . 374 wheat straw . 442 rye straw . 164 oat straw . 153 pea stalk . . 201 raw potatoes . 175 boiled do . 339 mangel wurtzel . 504 English turnips . 276 carrots . 308 rutabaga . 54 rye . ( grain of . ) 46 wheat , do . 59 oats . do . 64 buckwheat do . 57 Indian corn do . 45 peas . .- . . .. • ,., 45 beans . 50 horse chesnuts . 68 acorns . 62 sunflower seed . 69 linseed cake . 105 wheat bran . ¦ ¦• ¦ 109 ryebrau . ; 167 wheat and oat chaff . 179 rye and barley chaff . „ ; . An ox requires . 2 per cent , of his live weight , in liny , per day ; if ho works , 24 per cent . A m...

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SEEDLING APPLE—A PRESENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

SEEDLING APPLE—A PRESENT , 1 ! Y K . V >\ ItHEWSTKn . , To ilifi Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I am much pleased with the practice which is beginning to obtain among orchardists of sending to the conductors of the /</ /•/« - eft paper specimens of choice fruit . It is a cheap way of advertising , awl I suppose yon , Messrs . Editors , will not complain , provided due regard is had to the quantity as well as quality sent . Herewith I send you A TITHE of what I possess in that way ; it is literally tho first fruit , of a young seedling , growing in a prairie soil , in a somewhat sheltered situation , open to the south and east . How does it compare with Mr . Harkncssor Mr . Strong s ? What does Mr . IT . mean by an ameliorated leaf ? This young tree differs from its follows in the nursery by having a more umbrella-like top , with very long pendant branches . Little Woods , Oct . 20 , 1843 . . Wo nrc . obliged to Mr . B . for bis delicious present , ain . 1 for ...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPAMMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

EDUCATIONAL DEPAMMENT \ ( U * Till the hist of October we were unable , on account of ill health and numerous engagements , to finish the article commenced in the last No . concerning a system of common schools , and then there was no space left . It is very desirable to have the newspaper press engage more generally in the discussion of this question , and we would solicit a criticism of the articles that appear in our columns concerning it . Surely no subject more important than this could engage their attention , and ifeditors one and all throughout the State would , urge their readers to action , and lay before them plans , wc should soon have great and permanent improvements . .. f RF . vuniATiso THE SCHOOL FUND DEBT !—The Sangamo Journal says , we see an article in the Pittsfield paper , copied from the Prairie Farmer , in which it is suggested that a portion of our school fund should be repudiated . • If really so , we can only say , -what a wonderful change iirondS ideas mad...

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UNION AGRICULTURAL § OCUETY [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

UNION AGRICULTURAL § OCUETY PROCEEDINGS . OF THE AT TBZ THIRD ANNUAL CATTLE SHOW AND FAIR , «« . D AT OTTAWA , TKK 2 fiTH , 27 TH , AND 28 TII SETT . 1843 . TUESDAY EVENING , SEPT . 2 GTII . IN the absence of the President , SAML . ANDERSON , the Society was called to order by WM . N . DAVIS of Kendall county , one of the Vice Presidents . J . A . WIGHT of Cook was appointed secretary pro tem . Some informal business was transacted . On motion of J . T . Gilford of Kane , Resolved , That a committee of five be appointed to nominate officers for the ensuing year , toreporton Thursday morning . Thefollowing were severally nominated and appointed on the committee ; Isaac Hardy of La Salle , S . S . Wri ght of Cook , D . C . Underbill of La Salle , Wm . N . Davis of Kendall , T . D . Brewster of La Salle . Adjourned till nine o clock Wednesday morning . WEDNESDAY MORNING , SEPT . 27 . Society met pursuant to adjournment . Several members of the different Viewing Committees being absent ...

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PRICE OF WOOL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

PRICE OF WOOL . THE Ithaca ( N . Y . ) Chronicle states that Messrs . L . A . and H . K . Morrell , who have a flock of 2000 Saxony slice ]) , have sold the whole clip to a Boston manufacturing establishment for FIFTY CENTS per pound , the fleeces averaging 2 £ lbs . Last year they obtained 424 cents . These prices are much higher than the quotations in eastern prices current , and we can only account for the high price by supposing the wool to have been remarkably clean and well packed . The Livingston ( N . Y . ) Republican publishes a letter from Samuel Lawrence of Lowell , Muss , to Charles Cook Esq ., staling that some of Mr . C . s wool had sold for SEVENTY FIVE CESTS , some at 58 c , and some at 47 c , tho lot averaging 56 c . per lb . The breed is not named , ( probably Saxony , ) nor the amount of wool , except that four packages were duly received . He states also the average of Squicr s lot was 44 c . per lb . The following is an extract from Mr . L . s letter . You will ...

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FORMATION OF FAT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

FORMATION OF FAT I . IRBIO V » . DUMAS . THESE two eminent continental chemists are again engaged in a lively dispute concerning a subject of great interest—viz ., the formation of fat in the animal bod y . From observations , which lend to show that carnivorous animals do not consume any sugar , starch , or gum , with their lorn ); that therefore these substances are not necessary for nutrition , or , what is the same thing , for the formation of blood ; that they disappear on the other hand , from the body of herbivorous animals , escaping in the form of carbonic acid and water , and ( hat , therefore , they appear to serve onl y as moans of respiration for the creation of animal heat ; that the fat of the animal bod y disappears , too , in consequence of disease , or increased absorption of oxygen in the form of carbonic acid ; and that , therefore , this azotic substance is , in the animal body , applicable to the same end as sugar , gum , or starch , replacing other azotic subs...

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

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS { £ ?* In accordance with tho requirements of the Union Agricultural Society , the competitors for premiums on Butter and Cheese furnished the Viewing Committee with statements of die process of manufacture , which we give below . 1 KEG BUTTER . BT filLBS W . JACKSON . THIS keg of butler contains 91 lbs . It was made from the mill ; of eight cows , previous to ihe 15 th of July . Tl o . milk was strained immediately after being taken from the cows , and set in a cool place ; the cream was taken off as soon as it was fairly risen , and churned in a common hand churn ; the buttermilk was thoroughly extracted , and an ounce of salt to a pound of butter added and thoroughly incorporated . It was then set . in a cool place and left to stand 12 hours ; then well worked and packed in the firkin . Iu working the butter , cold water was not used , except in excessive hot weather , when it was impossible to harden it so as to extract the buttermilk in any other way . The but...

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KILN-DRIED CORN MEAL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

KILN-DRIED CORN MEAL . WE are pleased to sec notices in our exchange papers of a shipment to the West Indies of three hundred ninety six bbls . kiln-dried corn meal . It was . raamtfectured and pa * up by Messrs . ARMSTRONG & CO . of Carrollton , III ., and we shall hope to receive from them a detailed account oi the process of manufacture , the expenses attending it , < fcc . We trust they will not fail to furnish it . The preparation of corn in this way is to be done oa th ® most extensive scale in the West . Thousands ami thousands of barrels will be shipped to foreign markets , and theprofits heretofore made on it in New Jersey will in a good degree be transferred to the West . How senseless it is in the farmers of the West , the country par excellence for tho growth of com , to allow eastern fanners the ran of tho market in it for any use . This must be attended to . f MR . HARMS SIIEKP . —In the Sept . No . page 207 , wo noticed the plans of BIr . HARRIS...

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WAYS AND MEANS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

WAYS AND MEANS . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . THE long winter evenings are approaching , which give to mechanics a season of leisure , which may be made pleasant , agreeable and useful , or squandered in idleness and dissipation . The question deserves consideration , how can we spend this time to the best advantage ? The Institute has commenced its weekly meetings , where one evewing of the week may be agreeably and profitably spent ; and each member should consider it a part of his duty to add to the interest of these meetings . I believe that every member who was a constant attendant on the meetings last winter , will bear testimony to their benefit and usefulness ; and we may confidently expect to be benefitted b y the experience of the past year . We have been as prosperous , and done as much and more than was anticipated in the first year after the formation of the Institute . About 150 members have joined the Society ; they have had many valuable and interesti...

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SOUTHPORT MECHANICS' INSTITUTE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

SOUTHPORT MECHANICS INSTITUTE . Is a late Telegraph we are pleased to find the following notice of this Institute . Wc have several subscribers among the mechanics there , and should like to hear from some of them occasionally . f Ma . EDITOR : Willi your permission I wish to give your readers some account of the rise and progress of tho Mechanics Association , of Southport . It sometimes happens that one class of the community are so situated as to be obliged to bear the ills that another class know nothing of . This was the case with the me--chanics of this village . Every body stood in need of their services—nobody stood ready lo pay them . We would acknowledge in theory that if any person more than another is entitled to a sufficiency of the good things of this world , that man is the producer . We would acknowledge that the man who works has a right to eat ; but how has this been in our community ? Mechanics have been employed and—paid ? Gracious heavens ! hmc have they been pa...

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

TERMS USED IN BUILDING . ( Continued from p . 230 . ) Sash frame . The frame which receives the sash . Scantling . The measure to which a material is to be or has been cut . Scotia . A semi-circular concave moulding , chiefly used between the tori in the base of a column . Scribing . Fitting wood-work to an irregular surface . Scroll . A carved curvilinear ornament , somewhat resembling in profile the turnings of a ram s horn . Sill . The horizontal piece of timber at the bottom of framing ; the term is chiefly applied to those pieces of timber or stone , at the bottom of doors or windows . Shaft . The body of a column ; that part between tho base and capital . Slwrc . A piece of timber placed in an oblique direction to support a building or wall . Skirling . The narrow boards placed round an apartment against the walls , and standing vertically on the floor . Sleepers . Pieces of timber placed on the ground to support the ground-joints or other wood-work . Soffit . A term applied t...

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ADVANCE OF AGRICULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

ADVANCE OF AGRICULTURE . WE have never been so sensible of the extent and usefulness of the improvements brought about in the practice of agriculture as while in attendance at the Ottawa Fair . On every hand was this visible , so that it could not . be mistaken . It was visible in the spirit manifested by those present—in the increased intelligence so generally shown in relation to the business of farming . We could not but notice it particularly among the young men , who were able in all cases to give the reasons for any mode of practice which they preferred , showing that they did not regard it as sufficient authority for a useless practice , that it hail been followed before ; but that they studied and understood the science of their profession . As intelligence and improvement must go together , this fact speaks no equivocal language . We were full y impressed with the fact that , an inquiring , thinking spirit is abroad among our farmers ; and especially that it is at work wher...

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POSTAGE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

POSTAGE . THE enormous rales of postage at present paid form a burden which bears with such - * ei ght on the great bod y of western farmers as to excuse us for complaining of it in a journal devoted to agricultural interests . There is no division of opinion , wc believe , among men of all political parties , that the rates of postage are by far too high . We should make no complaint did we believe the present rates necessary for the revenues of the department—though even then the question would not bo impertinent , whether it would not be better that : the revenues of this department should be aided from other sources , than that it should bear with such peculiar weight on those upon whom it bears so hardly as in numberless cases it now does . The West has a peculiar interest in relation to . the subject of postage . The distance at which its inhabitants aro obliged to correspond , puts all of the western postage at its . highest rales . And such has been the severity of the times...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER NOVEMBER , 1843 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY UNION IS STRENGTH . LI : WIS ELLSWORTH , of Du Pago Co . President . SHTII WASHBURN , of Luke , WILLIAM VAN 0 US DULL , of McIIenry , SnniAUi ) JOHNSTON , of Kane , Wit VIAL , of Cook yke ri . csillont 8 , SAMUEL GOODRICH , of Du Pago , ROBERT STRONG , of Will , JAMES MCCI . ELT . AN , of Kendall , , of La Salle , M . II . DUMMOND , of Will , Treasurer . M . L . DUNLAI , of Cook , Recording Secretary . E . W . 13 REWSTER , of Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

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

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT MAB ITCH . —Tliis is the name given in the Western Slates , where it most prevails , to a disease of cattle , commencing with apparently spasmodic motions or jcrkings of the head , and itching around the nose and base of the horns . They will lick their sides and back , rub their heads , and the jerk or hiccup inflates them with wind almost to bursting . This symptom is not , however , always present . As the itching increases , the animal rubs more furiously , froths at the mouth , and finally , from 12 to 24 hours , dies raving mad . Mr . Simms , of Indiana , after losing several of his cows by this disease , succeeded in curing the remainder by the following treatment . As soon as the animal was attacked , he gave it as much soot , and salt , as it would eat . In a few hours he gave from three fourths of a pound to a pound of pounded brimstone or sulp hur ; and in the morning as many salts . It is the opinion of Mr . S . that sulphur alone would effect a cur...

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HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SEV -ERAL BREEDS 01 ' SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SEVERAL BREEDS 01 SHEEP . ( Continued , from page 223 . J The New Leicester or Bakewell Sheep . The unimproved Leicester was a large , heavy , coarse-woolcd breed of sheep , inhabiting the midland counties of England . It is described also as having been a slow feeder , and its flesh coarse grained , and with little flavor . The breeders of that period regarded only size and weight of fleece . Tho celebrated Mr . Bakewell , of Dishley , was the first who adopted a system more in accordance \ Vith the true princip les of breeding . He selected from the flocks about him those sheep whose shape possessed the peculiarities which ho considered would produce the largest proportion of valuable meat and offal ; and having observed that animals of medium size possess a greater aptitude to take on flesh , and consume less food than those which are larger , and that prime fattening qualities are rarely found in sheep carrying a great weight of wool , he gave ...

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ADDRESS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

ADDRESS Of , T . A . WIGHT Esq . delivered before the Union Agricultural Society * at Ottawa , 27 th September ; and before the Winnebago Agricultural Society October 11 , 1843 . Published by request of the Societies . GENTLEMEN : IT is necessary , in all movements by which any improvement is to be brought . about , that two objects should be accomplished . The first is , that an interest should be excited ; and the next , that under the influence of that interest our minds should be directed . That ( he first of these objects , in the present case , is in a measure attained , the very excellent array of agricultural products this day exhibited , and the crowd of intelligent citizens here assembled , sufficiently attest . It shows that the interest is felt—acknowledged—and that it has pervaded to some extent tho community . But it is not only necessary that we should feel deeply in relation to our interest ; for though we may feel much , wc may act . blindly , and of course ineffici...

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KANE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIEW . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1843

KANE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIEW . AT an adjourned meeting held at the Court House in Geneva on the 5 th day of September , 1843 , for the purpose of organizing an Agricultural Society for Kane county , Illinois , Shcpard Johnston was called to the chair , and John H . Hoad appointed secretary—when the following constitution was adopted : CONSTITUTION OF THE KANE CO . AG . SOCIETY . Article 1 st . This Society shall be known by the name of the Kane County Agricultural Society . 2 d . Any citizen of Kane county may become a member of this Society by subscribing to this constitution and paying twenty five cents . 3 d . The object of this Society h to encourage the improvement of agriculture generally . 4 th . The officers of this Society shall be a President , two Vice Presidents , one Corresponding Secretary , one Recording Secretary , a Treasurer , and one , Director in each precinct , who shall be practical farmers . 5 th . This Society shall hold two stated meetings each year—on th...

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

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , Nov . 3 , 18-13 . PROVISIONS . a ,. N « ,.,. ur , „ * </ t > - * cts- » m {; If 100 2 ()() . « . f „ r . ., „ ,, ! . } • J , w PUU 6 .... ® . du . Prime , 1 ,, 5 r ^ . V 1 ;; F 10 I * ® -2 50 in demand • Mess . pbl .-l ® . n • One bog , !„ fl 00 . ® . 7 00 • i , lr < l ¦ PHi ... CO .... R in demand , Gutter do ; ® ... 10 Cheese , [„ iJ 5 K - 5 i BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine lj > bl , l : j 50 . ® . 3 ( 12 f } - < in < do 3 00 . ® . 3 25 do buckwheat . pl ()() « . l 50 no : ic in nm .-k . it Corn meal Finish . 374 ® ... 43 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , l j > l ; usb 54 . © ... 5 ( i A <> - s I ™ ig , ij > !) iis ! i 41 . ® ... 4 < i 0 i * s do © ... 25 Barley du 20 . ® ... 22 Corn , shelled do 33 . ® ... 35 GRASS AND FIELD SKKDS . Timothy ^ bush ... ...... 1 00 Blue Ob-as-, A ,, j 5 () Red Top .. , lo l 05 Red Clover , 1 „ ( ...

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

KF Our subscribers receive herewith but sixteen pages , as the index and title page will occupy the other eight pages of the present number . We were Compelled cither to delay mailing the pa- > era beyond the first of the month , or delay the title page and index t ura few weeks . The latter will make but little difference with subscriber ^ and we therefore preferred it . They will be sent as soon as possible after printing the January number . Wo have recently procured a press { of the exclusive use of this paper , and the January . number will be printed by the 25 th of December , and succeeding numbers , in like manner a few days in advance , so that most subscribers will get them about the 1 st of the month . The past year ,- having been dependent upon others for press work , we could not always publish promptly on the 1 st , though no number has been delayed beyond the 6 th of the month . t Oun , PBESENT VOLUME . —The present number closes tho third volume of the Pra...

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