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

EDITED BY JOHN S . WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . i OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following term s : for one Square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , one dollar ; subsequent ones , seventy five cents . More than one scpiaro will be counted as two ; more than two , as three , and so on . Yearly advertisers charged eight dollars for one square , and four dollars for each additional square . A square contains twelve lines . Cards of six linos or less inserted for four dollars for the yean Communications upon patent implements and machines , accompanied with cash , inserted for $ 3 for one column or less ; $ 2 for each additional column or part of a column . 03 ° Payments for advertisements to be always in advance .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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APPLE CULTURE . OTTAWA FAIR [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

APPLE CULTURE . OTTAWA FAIR BY EDSON HARKNESS . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : The loud call upon your correspondents in the last number gives me courage to venture another epistle . I have often been restrained in my scribbling impulses by the fear of being obtrusive and troublesome ; not that I , cared much for you—for it is your vocation to be vexed and bothered . But when meditating the infliction of a long and dull missive , I could not repress my sympathy for your innocent readers . In a famine , tlie weakest food may preserve a famished man from starvation 1 —so-in this intellectual dearth of which you complain , a cup of milk and water may be very acceptable . I shall therefore without further preface fill up the present sheet as well as time and circumstances will permit . And first will comply with your request , about the Ameliorated Leaf . Every one wlio has instituted a comparison between a lot of young grafted apple trees and 1 a lot of seedlings , will at once...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ROTATION OF CROPS ON WET LAND . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

ROTATION OF CROPS ON WET LAND . lir AHUAIIAM SMITH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmtr : I was extremely sorry not lo find Jonathans review in the October number . And your call for communications reminds me of my intention of offering brother Jonathan an apology for not speaking more in detail on the subject of clover and timothy ; and I would ask leave to say to Jonathan in reply to his question , who would think of fallowing two years from tho sod for a crop of timothy ?—I would not exactly think of fallowing two years for a crop of timothy , but I would think of plowing wet lands twice before sowing them in timothy . Andl do hope Jonathan will be satisfied when I assure him that I have found it absolutely necessary to adopt an entirely different system of tillage and rotation tot wet lands from that suitable for dry ; and I will in detail give my system—by which most of our wet prairie land j * may be made nearly as profitable as dry—at least on a farm that is not more than o...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ADVERTISE YOUR MACHINES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

ADVERTISE YOUR MACHINES . I WOULD like to ascertain the best and most substantial pattern for a , 4 .. or 2 horse wheat-thrashing-machine . I want one easil y kept in order , and one which will not be breaking , as I live a great distance from a foundry or a mechanic who could repair it if it should break or get out of order . Please let me know through your paper , and you will oblige Your obt . servt , T . \ V . NKLSO . T . Vermont , Mo . 16 th Oct . 1843 . N . B . Also let me know where it can be obtained , as we have nothing of the kind manufactured in this country T . W . N . It is surprising that manufacturers of machines and implements of husbandry , etc ., do not see the advantages of advertising in our columns . The Prairie Farmer circulates extensivel y in all tho western States and Territories , and if a manufacturer is unwilling to risk the expense of advertising , which must be paid in advance , it is pretly good evidence ho has not confidence himself in his articles of...

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NORTHERN IOWA-AUTUMN , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

NORTHERN IOWA-AUTUMN , & c . Br JOHN KING . MR . WRIGHT : Dear Sir—In your recent tour through towa , i regret that it was not convenient for you to visit tho northern portion of the Territory . I hope you will return to complete the four at . an early day . You certainly jviisscd seeing the very best and richest portion of it—but I know imperative duties called you home-therefore we ought not to complain without a cause . However , if you were pleased with > vhat you saw in Des Moines , Lee , Van Uuren , Je lersoh , Louisa , Muscatine , and Scoft counties , you wpuld no doubt be much better pleased with the counes , 0 f ? u ? JWJ ! e . JapTtson , Clinton , Cedar , Linn , Jones , Delaware , arid Clayton . These have a richer soil , more living springs and streams that never dry up , which allbrd an abundance of water power—inexhaustible stores of lead and iron ores—a much greater quantity of timber—the climate is not so changeable—for instance a thaw here duri...

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CENTRAL COUNTIES IN ILLINOIS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

CENTRAL COUNTIES IN ILLINOIS . To , the Editors of die Prairie Farmer : I enclose you some extracts from the memorandum of a rover ; make such use of it as you please . This was not intended for publication and is rather out of season . Edwardsville , June 10 th . Just crossed the American Bottom , from St . Louis hither . Some parts of it are swampy and dismal , and a , great proportion of it heavily timbered on this route . In others I have seen , prairie . pre dominates and many elegant locations for farms may be obtained , and beautiful landscapes seeif . Sitting on a horse you can view at one glance an immense field , limited , perhaps , on one side , by the bluffs—which rise to the height of something like a hundred feet , sometimes suddenly I rom a miry swamp , and at others so gently as to make eligible situations for farms—and on another by dense timber , and interspersed with small groves of the crab apple , decent habitations , pretty collages , and wretched cabins and gr...

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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT . REMEDY FOR HOLLOW HORN , & c . BY A FARMER . To the Editors oj the Prairie Farmer : Having read in your July No . an article headed Remedy for the Hollow Horn , and finding the theory therein contained so contrary to the practice I have been used to , I concluded I would give you my views on the subject . For about 30 years my father kept a dairy of from 20 to 40 cows in the city of New York . During the last ten years of the lime ( say from the time I was twelve } ears old ) I began to observe and judge for myself . The last ( bur years of the next ten years of my life I kept a small dairy myself ; and for the last ten years I have been a farmer in this vicinity . For the hollow horn we always used from one to two table spoonsful of spirits of turpentine , poured into the hollow on top of the head between the horns , and cutting off enough of the end of the tail to bleed , which may be done by turning the long hair upwards and cutting off a quart...

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COMPLAINTS AMONG HORSES—INQUIRIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

COMPLAINTS AMONG HORSES—INQUIRIES . BY C . WILLIAMS . To the Editors oftlie Prairie Farmer : I am a subscriber of your paper , and peruse it with much pleasure and satisfaction . I noticed in your 3 d No ., there had been a new publication issued from the press of Lea & Blanchard , Philadelphia , on horses , by S Skinner , I do notfeelsatisfied with that , I wish to know more about it , and what it contains , and whether it can be purchased and at what price . -1 have noticed a number of valuable recipes for curing horses in the Farmer . I saw a receipt for the cure oflhe pole-evil ; I do not know as there is any of the evergreenivy in this region . I suppose it is what is called laurel b y some , and by some ivy . If that is the kind of ivy Iknow of none any nearer than some of the eastern states , which cannot be obtained here without much difficulty . > The horses in this region are subject to many serious cOrhp laintSfthe stifle , springhalt , spavin , rin...

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OUR INSTITUTE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

OUR INSTITUTE . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . WE have heretofore taken some pains to lay before the members of the Institute , the subject of erecting a building for a Mechanics Hall , a library , and school . The impor t lance of the subject is a sufficient apology for recurring to it again . Our mechanics have had a prosperous season , with plenty of work and fair prices , and are now able to commence and earl y next season complete a building , that will be useful and creditable to them . The Institute contains near 200 members , and probabl y will be increased to near 300 during the winter . If 250 persons pay $ 20 each , it will make the sum of # 5000 , which would buy a lot and erect a good building . The winter is approaching and many of our mechanics will have leisure , when much of the work mi ght be done , and b y such as would be least able to furnish money or materials . A committee of the institute , have the subject under consideration , plans will be de...

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MECHANIC'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

MECHANICS INSTITUTE LIBRARY . HERETOFORE , we have noticed the subscription that was being made for the Library of the Mechanics Institute in this place , and wc have now the pleasure of informing our readers that the books have arrived . About 620 new volumes have been added , which increases the library to nearly 1000 volumes . They have been covered wilh strong paper , are conveniently arranged in cases , in the library room of the Institute , adjoining their lecture room . From a hasty examinalion , all we have had time to give them , wc should say the books were , well selected , such as will be read with profit , and of the ri ght character for the commencement of a library that is to be enlarged as funds can bo provided . There is a fair proportion of history , biography , travels , standard literary works , with many miscel laneous publications , valuable for reference , some light reading ; and being designed to benefit mechanics chiefly , there is a good selection of works...

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RAMBLES IN ILLINOIS AND IOWA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

RAMBLES IN ILLINOIS AND IOWA . BY JOHN CAGE—EDITOR , DURING a tour west and south lately , I saw and heard many things that were interesting to me , some of which I have no doubt would be to others if i were properly selected and served up . At Bock Island , three miles above the town of Rock Island or what was formerly Stephenson , a dam has been , made from the Illinois shore to fhe Island , of brush and stone , about 640 feet long , with a rook foundation and banks . It is intended to be raised above high water , so as to . throw all the surplus waters of the Mississippi , in the channel on the west side of the Island . The dam is near the head of the Island , so that the head of water , ( 4 feet , ) is not formed by raising the water above its usual height , but by the rapids that draws it from below the dam . A grist , mill and saw mill has been erected and put in operation this fall , and the whole of the water power , which is very great as they have the Mississippi for a fee...

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ON IRON AND STKiX . NO II [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

ON IRON AND STKiX . NO II < BY THOMAS 0 , 11 . 4 .. On hardening and tempering . cast steel . — Various . com positions are used for this purpose , according to the nature of the articles to be hardened or tempered . For saws pf the usual description , and springs in general , the following is an excellent hardening and tempering liquid ; viz . Twenty gallons of spermaceti oil ; Twenty pounds of beef-suet , rendered ; One gallon of neat s foot oil ; One pound of pitch ; Three pounds of black resin . These two last articles must b . e previously melted together , and then added to the other ingredients ; when the whole must be heated in a proper iron vessel , wjlh a close cover fitted to it , until all the moisture is entirely evaporated , and the composition will take fire on a flaming body being presented to its surface ; but which must be instantly . extinguished again , by putting on the cover of the vessel . The cast steel articles , if thin or slender , may be quench...

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ORR'S AIR TIGHT STOVE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

ORRS AIR TIGHT STOVE . MESSRS . GAYLORD & TUCKER—Having experienced in my own establishment , the comforts and advantages arising from the use of the air tight stove , I am desirous of fulfilling the injunction of the Holy Book ; in doing good , by communicating through the pages of your widely circulating journal , a knowledge of that invaluable appendage to pur household arrangements . To this end , I have procured from the agent for the manufacture of these stoves in Philadelphia , W . W . Hughes , 45 Walnut St ., a stereotype cast of this very neat and elegant parlor stove , an impression from which I should be pleased to see transferred to your columns , that the knowledge of it may extend from Maine to Georgia ; it being , in fact , as well adapted for the south as for the north ; the facility of diminishing the heat , being as great as increasing it , fitting it equally for both . Indeed , the value of it cannot be apprehend but b y experience ; I can therefore on...

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RAMBLES IN THE COUNTRY-DR . GEO . HAS -KELL'S PLACE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

RAMBLES IN THE COUNTRY-DR . GEO . HASKELLS PLACE . THERE is no better way of showing what may be done in a given case than to show what has been done in like circumstances . It is easy to say that a thing can or cannot be done , reasoning on some supposed principles , or after som . e imperfect and ill-conducted trial . It may be said that trees will not grow on prairie land—that fruit , and particularly apple trees will do nothing among us—that peaches will never produce fruit at the West , in this latitude—that a hedge can never be raised in this country—the climate is too dry—and no shrub can be found which will grow in a hedge . All these things may be and have been said ; and yet they may all be proved false from the bare fact that they all have been done . While at Rockford , being on a committee which led us to examine somewhat at length the garden and nursery of Dr . Haskell , we made notes of what we saw , and will giye them , for the comfort of those engaged in similar tri...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . DECEMBER , 1843 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION 13 STEIiKCTll . LEWIS ELLSWOUTII , of Du Page Co . President . SETH WASHBURN , of Lake , ~ \ WILLIAM VAN OitsmaL . of McIIcnry , SIIKI AUI ) JOHNSTON , of Kane , JOSEPH VIAL , of Cook , i Vice Prcsidunu . SAMUEL GOODRICH , of Du rage , HouiiiiT STRONO , of Will , JAMES MCO . ELT . AN , of Kendall , —— , of La Salic , J M . II . DEMMOND , of Will , Treasurer . M . L . DUNT . AP , of Cook , Recording Secretary . E . W . BREWSTER , of Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

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REVIEW OF THE ALBANY CULTIVATOR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

REVIEW OF THE ALBANY CULTIVATOR . nt E . W . BREWSTER . THE September No . of the Albany Cultivator has issued , and a capital number it is . I marvel that the conductors of that valuable periodical are able thus from month to month to get up and keep up such a rich variety , and interesting table of contents . It is calculated particularly for the meridian of New York , but is well adapted for all parts of the United States , including the British provinces and Texas . Whether- we regard its editorials , its selections , or its orig inal contributions , it is excelled by no work of the kind from the American press , and equaled only by our Prairie Farmer , which remark may probably be considered complimentary to one of the above journals , as it is certainly praise enough for loth _ Its first page is occupied with a notice of new works connected with agriculture and miscellaneous acknowledgments ; among the new works recently published , is the Western Shepherd , by George Flower ,...

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"If you have any com to husk , fetch it on . " [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

If you have any com to husk , fetch it on . HUSKING CORN . ( Fig . 34 . ) BY A . CHURCHILL . THOSE who are so very irrational as to suppose that a man can do as much Work without being in pain , would do well to make a thing like the above frame to lay their corn stalks on while husking the com ; but those rational beings who know that a man will do more work when in perfect torment , will need no such thing . The timber needed to make one , is some light fence stakes ; the tools , an axe and an inch auger ; the time , 30 minutes or less . A P . S . for the benefit of eastern folks . We , knowing a thing or two out west here , use a huskingpin or stick , which is made of a piece of hard wood and a string , as represented in the cut and attached to the hand by putting die middle finger through the string , as seen on the hand of the gentleman on the board . It is used by placing the . point against the husk ,. arid the thumb on the husks and crowding the point through to split them ,...

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NEW FUEL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

NEW FUEL . WE have always supposed , that whatever else of a wonderful character rrieii mi ght do , they would never be able either to set a river upon one end , of toset it on fire . We have always held these propositions as a sort of castle , a place of friendly refuge , which would be secure against all the batteries of innovation , or sappings of ingenuity . But we find one of them - already rocking about our ears , andshall feel no further security in either of . them . A writer in the Dollar Farmer has learned to burn water—and thus details his discovery : Messrs . . Editors : ¦ I informed you privatel y several months ago , perhaps two years since , that I had invented > a . furnace for tl je purpose . of burning the various kinds of li1 $ ! f « l ? i < . fP . u W 1 6 ? ( ibundsntly . distributed in . . . almost ¦ every ^ W ^ v \^^ 9 it ^™ W ^ nication > i . WM , - . then noticed in the Journal \ $ th ^^ remarks ,. Qfehcou raaerhent to ; pursu...

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BRIEF DIARY OF A PHVSTfiTAN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

BRIEF DIARY OF A PHVSTfiTAN . BY M . L . KNAPP . BLOOMINOTON , ILL ., Nov . 15 1843 . MESSRS . EDITORS : It having very recently appeared that through the kindness of my friends , I had received an appointment at Chicago , requiring my presence there the ensuing winter , no time was lost iri making arrangements to be off . The thousand and one etceteras for the home department , and half as many at least for the foreign mission , being rapidly and finally settled , the line of march was taken up this morning at 10 o clock . The outfit consists of sundry specimens of the equis race , the most convertible products of these regions , among which your readers should know , is their quondam Acquaintance Rosinante , the peerless Reindeer , that bore off tho first honors at the Oitawa Fair , and Kate Kearny , a daughter of Shakspeare , all destined for the Chicago market . The escort is not less remarkable , consisting of my well beloved nephew , Edwin Bushncll , Mr . Mathews , ( not theCo...

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CORNSTALK SUGAR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 December 1843

CORNSTALK SUGAR . The following is an extract from the report of the Committtce on Maple and Cornstalk sugar , at the N . Y . State Agricultural Fair : The Committee have great pleasure in stating that Mr . M . Adams of Ogden in Monroe co ., has gone into the experiment of manufacturing Sugar of Cornstalks ; and for one acre of the eight rowed yellow northern corn , he has constructed an iron mill for crushing the stalk and expressing the juice , which answers the purpose admirably—but it is yet too early in the season to know the result of the experiment , as a part only of the cornstalks have been gathered and manufactured , and the remainder arc yet standing in the field . Mr . Adams has , however , already made about 400 wt . of Sugar , a sample of which he has submitted to youf committee , and which , though not yet clarified , appears to be of a fair quality , capable of equalling the best of sugar made from the cane . The stalks still on the ground he thinks will make 400 wt ...

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