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TEA VHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

TEA VHEAT . BT ROTAL BULLARD . To the Editors of ihe Prairie Farmer : The two specimens of Tea Wheat , left with this , are genuine . I have raised this variety for seven years . A small parcel was sent me b y Mr . Joseph Breck , the present editor of the New England Farmer . From that I have propagated it , and now have several hundred bushels . The notice you and your correspondent Mr . Underbill take of this variety accords with my view of it . It has resisted the rust , while another kind sown side by side with it has shrunk so as not to be worth harvesting . I have never even washed it previous to sowing , and have seen no reason for doing so until the last crop , which , as you see from the specimen left , has shown some smutted grains . You will notice the characteristic mark , a few short spikes at the end of the ear . The straws and heads are a fair sample of the grain in general , the straw being clean and stiff . It is not , therefore , subject to lodge . As it may subser...

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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT FLAX SEEO A CAUSE OF ABORTION IN MARES . —In our January No . the question is raised by Mr . Underbill , if Flax seed will cause a mare to lose her foal . We find no reference to any such effect , either in any work treating upon the horse , in our possession , or in the agricultural papers ; and we presume that there is nothing in the nature of flax seed , that should render small quantities of it deleterious in such cases . But it is well known that linseed oil is a purgative , almost equal in efficacy to castor oil ; and there is danger of abortion from powerful purging , by whatever produced . Hence it would not seem impossible that enough of the seed mig ht easily be eaten to produce it , es pecially where from any cause there was a tendency to it before . Flax seed contains about eleven per cent ., of oil , and from 16 to 24 ounces of linseed oil is a cathartic for a horse . Some judgment may be formed from this how much it would be safe to feed animals i...

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SPRING DISEASES OF ANIMALS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

SPRING DISEASES OF ANIMALS . BV WM . J . DUNLAP . As there are many writing in the Prairie Farmer , I thought of a few things that mig ht be of use to some of the new farmers in this country . As this is the time of year that cattle are apt to be ailing , I will mention that when cattle get hurt , or are diseased , you will see that the nose will get dry—and sometimes they will refuse to eat their food . You will in such case take one table-spoon-full of saltpetre , dissolve in a pint of warm water , and stir till cold , then add the white of three hen s eggs , stir again , put in a bottle and turn it down the ox or cow . I have saved numbers in this way . Yearlings do not require more than a tea-spoon-full of saltpetre and one egg . Sheep . —I have had sheep in York State that would get sick with what some call the blind staggers—owing , as I suppose , to being kept long from the ground or in too small a yard . For this disorder I usually gave each sheep a gill of whiskey , which I...

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EFFECTS OF CIVILIZATION ON PERSONAL STRENGTH . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

EFFECTS OF CIVILIZATION ON PERSONAL STRENGTH . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . PERHAPS , were an individual , the most competent we can conceive of without having been a witness to the process , to sit down and calculate a priori upon the effects which a high state of civilization would have on society , he would not be able to take into account one tenth of the results which it actually produces . We are so obsequiously trammeled to the Past—looking backward instsad of forward for models of excellence—that it is difficult to conceive of any material improvement upon that which is , or has been : nor is this feeling peculiar to any age or nation . It is held with the most tenacity generally by the most ignorant ; and it is only when men have made considerable advances that they begin to suspect there is further room for progress before them . We continually hear of the degeneracy of our days , of the superiority of our fathers in respect to virtue , health , strength , and longevity ; and t...

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PLANK ROADS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

PLANK ROADS . THE citizens of Oswego employed J ; W . Juclson Esq ., TJ .. S . Engineer , sometime since , to examine and report upon the Plank Roads in use in Canada . From this report we learn that there are two plank roads in use in the neig hborhood of Toronto . One has been in use eight years and the other seven . The plank are pine , three inches thick , 16 feet long , and laid on four stringers of scantling , only four by six inches in size , and spiked to the same at the end of each plank . These stringers are said to be too small , although when well imbedded in the earth , they are quite sound alter eight years constant use . Col . J . states , that where the bed of the road is level , the constant pressure of loaded carriages passing over the centre of the track , renders the road dishing , and collects water after rain , which softens the plank , increases the wear and tear , as well as makes them more prone to rot . To remed y this , he recommends that before the plank ...

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KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE . BY JOHN T 1 MBS . Why does the rate of steam carriages surpass the utmost stretch of animal power ? Because the machinery by which they are propelled , unlike any animal , rolls along unimpeded in any way by the speed of its own motion . According to some experiments recently made by _ Mr . Bevan , to deterrhine the actual force of draught of carriages upon common roads , it appears that five horses will draw with equal ease the same load upon a good turnpike road , as thirty three horses can do upon loose sand . Or , if we assume the value of draught , up 1 on a well-formed road in good condition , at 6 d . per ton per mile , the equivalent price of draught will be—upon hard turf , 7 id . ; hard loam , 9 £ d . ; ordinary bye-road , Is . 7 d . ; newly graveled road , 2 s . 2 d . ; loose sandy road , 3 s . Id . The power of some dogs is very extraordinary . Nine Esquimaux dogs , belonging to captain Lyon , dragged 1611 pounds one mile ( 1760 yards ) in nine...

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METEOROLOGICAL RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD From February 26 to March 24 , 1844 , kept at Cliicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon . 87 ° 35 , for the Mechanics Institute , by SILAS M EACHAM . Height of Barometer Thermometer , Course of Force of Quantity in inches and hundredths . external . the wind . the wind , of elouds . „ ¦ — T 5—• G fcj » w « ¦ . H J- !^ i 8 y 9 s Quantity Day . ¦ ,-, , . 2 . * g . £ a -g S S S 3 • £ »*«; ¦ ! ¦ «**; of rain in of the Sun- Sp . clBo piao cl § « $ ^ CM S ° • ^ fc fc - < ^ * ° < ^ ± inches , month . ) rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . mean -ja . » -, w ¦ o > § m « » « « 5 J > » 35 w en » s > Feb . 26 29 . 04 i 8 . 9028 . 9029 . 1028 . 98 42 14 44 39 42 5 s s * 1112 3 J 3 3 2 0 . 11 27 29 . 35 39 . 35 29 . 29 29 . 30 29 . 32 32 55 34 33 34 SE NE NE SE . 3 22 2 OjOOl 0 . 28 28 29 . 25 39 . 19 9 . 03-28 94 29 . 11 32 35 33 36 34 < E NE SE . S 3 3 2 2 2 | 2 3 2 0 . 09 29 . 28 . 98 28 . 87 28 . 7 ? 28 ...

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . WE are indebted to Hon . H . L . ELLSWORTH , Commissioner of Patents , for 24 packages of garden and field seeds . The envelope of the multicole rye came minus the contents , having been broken open . These seeds we will distribute to farmers calling for them , who will engage to give them careful culture , dividing the proceeds with us , that we may have to give to others . A copy of Seabrook s memoir on the Origin , Cultivation , and Uses of Cotton is received , as we suppose from the editor of the Southern Agriculturist . It is very acceptable . MR . EBENEZER WIGHT , Recording Secretary , has sent us a copy of the Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for 42 and 43 , together with the address of J . E . TESCHEMACHER Esq . It is as handsome a document of the kind as we ever saw . PROF . STURTEVANT will please accept our thanks for a copy of his sermon-upon the death of Ex-Gov , DUNCAN . We have heard of the shipment of . a quantity of shrubbery ...

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AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES . THE Executive Committee of the LA SALLE County Agricultural Society meets at Ottawa on the 3 d of April ,, to make arrangements for the next Fair . Members and friends of agricultural improvement are invited to attend . For meeting of the KANE County Society , see advertisement on the cover . RACINE COUNTT , ( W . T . ) _ This Society has just been organised at Southport , constitution adopted ; and the following officers elected : JOHN BULLEN , President ; Canfield ; Marsh , Ezra F . Weed , Ezra Burchard , Levi Grant , Vice Presidents ; Harmon Marsh , Corresponding Secretary ; JtL Courtney , Re ? cording Secretary ; T . J . Rand , Treasurer ; Orrin R . Stevens of Pleasant Prairie , Salmon Upson of Bristol , H . C . Train of Salem , Origin Perkins , of Burlington , Richard Ely of Rochester , Z . i-P . Rich , of Paris , Robert Bell of Yorkville , Wm ; Smith of Pike , George Crane of Mount Pleasant , Peter Van Vleit of Caledonia , Walter CooleV of Racine , Cyr...

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CHICAGO PRICES [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

CHICAGO PRICES Corrected , March 26 , 1344 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef ... ^ lOO 2 25 . © . 3 00 do . Mess .... ^ bbl 5 .... © . 5 50 do . Prime do 3 75 . © . 4 00 p urk ^ lOO 2 50 . © . 3 50 in demand do . Mess . . . . . Fbbl . © -9 00 do . Onehog do 7 00 . © . 7 50 Lard . . *?» 5 . ® .... 6 in demand . Butter .. do 12 . © ... 15 comingin Cheese do 5 . ® .... 7 none in market BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine ^ bbl .-.-. S 50 . © . 3 75 do . fine .. do 3 00 . ® . 3 25 do buckwheat ^ 100 1 50 . ® . 1 75 Corn meal Fbush 40 . © ... 44 < jiimn . Wheat , winter , in specie , ^ bush 70 . © ... 71 do . spring , ^ bush 55 . ® . -. 62 Oats do 31 . ® Barley do 25 . ® ... 30 Corn , shelled do 42 . © ... 45 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy ^ bush 1 25 BlueGrass do .. ... 2 00 Red Top do 1 50 Red Clover do . 6 00 . © . 7 00 Whitedo ....... f ^ ffi 75 none in market Flaxseed Ornish 85 . © ... 90 Tobaccoseed . dfpaper 12 Hemp v . ^ bush ... 55 . ® ... 75 Millet ............... -d...

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—' . _ ' ,.-m ^ v ^— -TO CORRESPONDENTS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

— . _ ,.-m ^ v ^—- TO CORRESPONDENTS . THANKS , thanks to you for your numerous favors . The growth of correspondence is as encouraging as the increase of subscriptions . In every No . we have the pleasure of welcoming several new writers , and we hope they will favor us with frequent articles . Still , the vast majority of our readers refuse to write , many of whom possess useful information that others would highly prize . But how to get it out of them we know not . One word please remember—let your letters be practical , PRACTICAL , PRACTICAL . We thank Chloe for her letter exposing the plagiarism from Dr . G . in the last No . If we are again imposed upon , and discover it , the author shall be exposed—whoever he may be . The engraving of the Wiscohsan cottage we have had executed , the perspective view and ground plan , but there is no place for them in this No . No letter received for many a day has given us more pleasure than that from our old friend , WM . DEWEY , Esq ., who...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

THE PRAIRIE FARMER , Devoted to Western Agriculture , Mechanics , and Education . Published monthly at Chicago , Illinois , at $ 1 per annum . John S . Wright and J . Ambrose Wight , Editors . Vol . iv . 1844 . ¦ One of the largest and cheapest agricultural papers , published . Printed on good paper , with new type , and embellished with engravings . Its character has become established as being an eminentl y practical paper , 6 wing chiefly to the large proportion of matter supplied by , its able corespondents , most of whom are themselvesfarmers , nearly three hundred in number , and residing in all parts pf the West . Almost the entire western press pronounce it , for a farmer in the West , the best agricultural paper published . - The contenU in general as follows : Original correspondence ; Editorial articles ; Reviews of leading agricultural papers , presenting their- more ^ important parts ; Mechanical department of two pages ; Educational department of abqut , two pages ; de...

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CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Skinless barley , Premium crops , Poisoning wolves , 81 Prosperity of the Prairie Farmer , 1 Home instruction , Notes of Iowa , 82 Portable grist mill , Cross harrowing , Editorial rambles , 83 Wabash and Erie canal , Enterprising farmers , 84 Agricultural improvement , Western Cultivator , 84 Spring wheat , Ladies communications , The winter , Private schools , J The preparation and use of manures , East or west—inquiries , 86 Set out trees , To prevent grape vines from bleeding , 87 Gardening , Cabbage heads from stumps , Seeds , Strawberries , 88 Spirit of the agricultural press—Effects of good cultivation , 89 A family supported by one acre , Cold weather , 89 Silk growing , Churning machine , Razor strop , Preserving milk , 90 Rotting hemp , How to save a drowning horse , 91 Silk culture , Jewett s patent Gary plow , Plaster on clover , 92 Seed corn , Bad air in wells , 92 Enemies of the wheat c p—Hessian fly , Wheat fly , Remedies ,. 93 Lake St...

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . WK have received from G . P . Hdrwood Esq . Rev . E . W . Hook er * s sermon on the death of Gen . David Robinson , and upon the disaster on board the Princeton . We tender our thanks to D . Lathrop Esr | . for several drawings , exquisitely made . They will appear in due time . We received to-day $ 5 in subscription in a letter which neither Contained the name of its post office , county , or State ; Coffcs ! pendents in such cases should be particular . We are indebted to Hon ; J . J . Hardin for sundry documents : We have received a letter from Mr . Harkness , saying , that the Orders have been so thick upon him for trees this spring , that he has not been able to supply all from the North . Another season , he informs us , his stock Will bo doubled , and he hopes to fill all orders . We are happy to notice the increased call this season for trees and shrubbery . The Southwestern Farther , published at Raymond , Mi ; , has commenced its 3 d volume . ...

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PROSPECTS OF THE WHEAT CROP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

PROSPECTS OF THE WHEAT CROP . If there be not a larger wheat crop in the United States this year , or in the West at any rate , than ever before ; we shall be disap . pointed . In our rambles through Illinois ; Wisconsan , and In » diana , we have seen and been informed that more wheat Was sown last fall than usual ; and almost without exception , so far as we have been able to learn , it has been uninjured b y the winter . The early opening of spring will hasten its growth so that there will be little danger from rust , and this being the chief cause of fear for wheat in this region , we think the prospect is good for a large ctop Several of our correspondents , writing from Wisconsin , and southern and central Illinois , coincide with these views . t From inquiry we do not think there was quite as much sown in central and southern Illinois as last year t but probably more than any previous year when the crop has not been cut off . The season has been so favorable that an unusual a...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

EDITED BY JOHN S . WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following terms : for one square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents J second , one dollar ; subsequent ones ; seventy five cents . More than one square 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 lines or less inserted for four dollars for the year . _ 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 . KT Payments for advertisements to be always in advance ,- For terms of the Prairie Farmer , see last page .

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LIVE HEDGES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

LIVE HEDGES . OUR readers will probably notice a communication in the April No . and one in this , on the subject of Hedges . We are glad to perceive that careful and judicious trials are in process of making with the native thorn .. These may have been made before ; but in all the cases which have come under our observation , they have been just such trials as we should expect to see fail . A ditch is cut through the raw prairie , some two or three feet deep ; and in the bank , made of the crude turf , soil , and clay or gravel , comprising the sub-soil , are planted the young thorn sets , in a row about one foot apart . Would those who thus put out the thorn expect any other tree to grow there ? Or if they do grow , are they at this distance apart to make a hedge ? The idea is preposterous . E very such trial is no test at all . We put it in italics—t / iaf young trees must be set in cultivated ground , and must be cultivated as much as corn , and for the same reason . If the wild...

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SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . Coloring Blue . The Mississippi Valley Farmer copies the recipe furnished us by Mr . Ellsworth , and remarks that it is said that boiling woolens destroys them . We suggested the same thing at the time the recipe was furnished us ; but the reply was , that it was the soap which spoiled woolens in boiling , and that they mig ht be boiled in water without soap for any time without injury . For this , however , we cannot answer . 07 s * The M .. V . F . forgot the credit . Improvement of SlocJc . The Maine Farmer quotes from Churchley s Picture of London , for the benefit of those silly people who think that stock cannot be improved , as follows : In speaking of the markets in the city , he observes that about the year 1750 , the average weig ht of oxen sold in the London market was 370 lbs . ; of calves , 50 lbs . ; of sheep , 28 lbs . ; of lambs , 18 lbs . The present average weight is , of oxen , 800 lbs . ; of calves , 140 lbs . ; of sheep , 80 lb...

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THE PRAIRIE PARMER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

THE PRAIRIE PARMER MAY , 1844 . \ _ . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY UNION IS STRENGTH . LEWIS E LLSWORTH , of Du Page Co . President . SETH W ASHBURN , of Lake , WILLIAM VAN OBSDELL , of McIIenry , SHEPARD JOHNSTON , of Kane , JOSEPH VIAL , of Cook I Vice Presidents . SAMUEL GOODRICH , of Du rage , ROBERT STRONG , of Will , JAMES MCCLELLAN , of Kendall , — ;— , of La Salle , M . II . DEMMOND , of Will , Treasurer . M . L . DUNLAP , of Cook , Recording Secretary . E . W . BREWSTER , of Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

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VARIETY OF PRODUCTIONS . RAPE SEED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

VARIETY OF PRODUCTIONS . RAPE SEED . BY M . L . DUNLAP . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : It must be gratifying to every western farmer to see with what rapidity staple after staple is added to swell the list of our products . Almost every article adapted to our climate and soil are now cultivated among us to some extent . The cultivation of many of these we are just entering upon ; yet the time is not far distant when we shall not only supply ourselves , but export large quantities of the products of our soil , and also manufacture to considerable extent . We have been too much in the habit of depending upon wheat , pork , and beef , for our chief articles of export , and the returns of these have to furnish us with the necessaries and luxuries of life . This system is now rapidly undergoing a change , and this must mainly be attributed to the intelligence diffused among farmers through the columns of the Prairie Farmei . The first object of every farmer should be to grow eve...

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