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So much for the Telegraph. ment, and in a few hours were under way to their place of destination. from Chicago; the articles were placed on board a steamer for shipfor large quantities of sugar, molasses, &c., were received at this city
Navigation was again opened on the 23d of November, and orders three to four inches thick, and navigation was entirely suspended. ber. Near LaSalle on the 11th, the ice is reported to have been from We learn that this canal was closed by ice on the 10th of Novem."
ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL CLOSED.
WESTERN LITERATURE. Beatty on Agriculture.—This valuable treatise has been before the public for several years, and we have frequently regretted, since we have commenced our labors as journalists, that we could not find a copy for sale in St. Louis. This fact has sometimes caused us to doubt of the success of our own enterprise, for it occurred to us that if a work of so much merit, and of such general utility was not in demand, that our prospects were rather gloomy.
It is possible, however, the edition may have been exhausted; if so, we hope the author will issue another, or publish a work on the same subject, embracing a larger range of topics. With the most thorough experience in the practical details, Judge Beatty has combined the science connected with agriculture, and is capable of producing a better and more useful work for the western agriculturalist, than perhaps any other individual in the country. We beg to recommend the book to every farmer, and trust that arrangements will be made to extend its circulation in the west,
The Priest of the Black Cross, a Tale of the Sea : by Capt. T. Ware Gibson; published at the Great West” office, Cincinnati.
We are indebted to the politeness of the publishers for a copy of this work, but as we have not had time to read it, we can take no further notice of it at present. We intend at some future time to give our readers an article on the subject of western literature, in which we hope to do justice to both authors and readers.
FENCES FOR THE PRAIRIES, A new kind of fence is coming into use in northern Illinois. The fence consists of strips of sheet iron, one inch and a half wide, prepared in oil, so as to resist the action of the weather, and painted white. These strips are nailed to posts in the ground, two rods apart, with a perpendicular strip of board every other rod. The whole cost per rod, is estimated at less than thirty cents; and it is superior to wire as it does not sag, and being painted white, cattle will see it and not run against it.—(Brunswicker.
IMPORTANT INDIAN TREATY. Gen. Wm. MediLL, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, has made a treaty with the Menominee Indians, in the Territory of Wisconsin, by which the United States acquire a title to 4,000,000 acres of new territory in Wisconsin, embracing land on the Fox and Wisconsin rivers. The Indians receive about $300,000. Out of this a specific sum is set apart for a school, grist-mill, blacksmiths' shop, and the support of a miller for a number of years.
It is supposed that this treaty will bring about the immediate construction of a canal, to connect the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, as some years ago, Congress granted Wisconsin alternate sections of land to complete this work, but it could not then be carried out, as the Indians held too much of the land.
To obtain fresh blown Flowers in Winter any day you choose.-Choose some of the most perfect buds of the flowers you would preserve, such as are latest in blowing aud ready to open, cut them off with a pair of scissors leaving to each, if possible, a piece of the stem about three inches long; cover the end of the stem immediately with sealing wax: and when the buds are a little shrunk and wrinkled wrap each of them up separately in a piece of paper, perfectly clean and dry, and lock them up in a dry box or drawer; and they will keep without corrupting. In winter, or at any other time, when you would have the flowers blow, take the buds over night and cut off the end of the stem sealed with wax and put the buds into water wherein a little nitre or salt has been diffused, and the next day you will have the pleasure of seeing the buds open and expand themselves and the flowers display their most lively colors and breathe their agreeable odors.—Scientific American.