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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


pre. serve, 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.

TO OUR PATRONS. After the present number, the Western JOURNAL will be enlarged to seventy-two pages, and printed on good book paper, and with new type, at three dollars per annum, payable in advance. Six numbers will hereafter constitute a volume, and a general index will be made up and published at the close of each; and subscribers may bind in one or in two volumes, according to their taste, at the end of the year.

We desire that if any of our subscribers should decline taking the work for the next year, that they will advise us of that fact immedi. ately. If not advised of their intention to discontinue in time for dis. tributing the January number, we shall still consider them as subscribers, and forward the work.

Since distributing the tenth number we have discovered that the binders left out a portion of the sheets in some of the copies. Should any of these defective copies have been distributed, we will be pleased to forward perfect copies, provided those that are imperfect are returned.

We do not consider that our subscribers are under any obligation to aid us in extending the circulation of the Western Journal. ask of them is that they will pay us punctually, read it carefully, and criticise it freely, but without prejudice. Beyond this, we have no claim ; this is all, and perhaps something more than we bargained for in the beginning, and if at the close of the volume we have failed to convince them that our labors are calculated to promote the social weal, we have certainly no right to claim their assistance in extending its circulation.

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS VOLUME. H. A. PROUT, M. D., St. Louis, Missouri-On the Geology of the Valley of the Mississippi-kaolin, pipe clays, &c.

Hon. John M. KRUM, of St. Louis, Missouri-Obligation of Con tracts.

Tuomas Allen, Esq., St. Louis, Missouri—Commerce and Navigation of the Mississippi River and its Tributaries.

Evans Casselberry, Esq., St. Louis, Missouri-On the Discovery, the first Settlement, and the first Laws of the Mississippi Valley. Public Education.

F. Woolford, Esq., Caledonia, Missouri-On the Mineral Resources of Washington County, Missouri; china clay, manufacture of china, &c., clays and minerals; discovery of galena among the primitive rocks, near Caledonia ; discovery of cobalt, manganese, tin, &c.

Hon. TIMOTHY WALKER, Cincinnati, Ohio-The Morals of Commerce. Joseph ORMROD, Esq., Cooper county, Missouri — Modern Litera

Mental Culture. Theory of Life and Happiness. E. MALLINCKRODT, St. Louis, Missouri-History and Habits of the Potato.

Alfred S. WAUGH, Esq., St. Louis, Missouri-Rise, Progress and Influence of the Fine Arts.-Architecture and Sculpture.

Hon. O. Williams, St. Louis county, Missouri-Subsoil Ploughing and Water Furrows.

D. Carlin, Esq., St. Louis county, Missouri, Jerusalem Artichoke.

HAMILTON SMITH, Esq., Louisville, Ky.-Ship Building on the Western Waters.

HENRY T. Watson, Esq., St. Louis, Missouri--Lines to Miss Geor


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Hugh A. GARLAND, Esq., St. Louis, Mosouri—Chapter from the Life of John Randolph.

J. T. CLEVELAND, Howard county, Missouri-On the Culture of Hemp.

John H. Tice, Esq., St. Louis, Missouri - Education.

J. LOUGHBOROUGH, Liberty, Missouri-Early History of the Territory west of the Mississippi. North American Indians. Commerce of the East.

B. A. ALDERSON, Esq., St. Charles county, Missouri—Wheat Growers' Association.

John Perry, Esq., of St. Louis, Mo.-Description of Lead Mines.

Joseph COATSWORTH, St. Francis county, Missouri-Description of Mines, Ores, &c.

The reader will please to make the following corrections:
Page 12, 1st line, for those read these.

16, 1st line, for tuberojum read tuberosum.
16 and 17, read tuber for tubus and tubor in sundry places.
17 in 18th line, strike out the word the before fungi-strike out the final

e of the latter word.
27, 2d line, strike out the word up.
30, 3d line, under the head of Coal Mines," read geological, instead of

geographical 35, 9th line, 3,7000 spindles, read 3,700 spindles. 37, 14th line, for the word this, before foreign, read their. 38, for McCum read McCune. 42, 21st line, for health read habits. 43, 7th line, after well insert as. 43, 341h line, after cast insert out. 46, 3d line, read forewarned instead of forwarned. 51, 81h line, instead of Captain H. M. Shreeve read Thomas Gray. In the table of Steamboat arrivals in April and May, 1847, read 919 in

stead of 119. “ 218, 20th line, for effected read affected.

218, 30th line, for expression read expansion. “ 257, 20th line, under the head of Holcomb’s Hemp Brake, for scratching

read hatcheling « 304, 16th line, in place of privileges read frivolities.

307, 23d line, in place of generation read creation. “ 34i, at the head of the table for June, 1846, read June, 1847. “ 441, 30th line, for leave read have. 56 454, 32d line, for land read hand. “ 506, 2d line, for invalues read involves. " 519, 2d line, for he have read has.

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