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PEORIA COMMON SCHOOL CONVENTION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

PEORIA COMMON SCHOOL CONVENTION . We are happy to learn the prospect is so good for a largo convention of ihe friends of education at Peoria on the 9 th of October . Nearly every paper in the State is out strongly in favor of it , and wo have heard of numbers who will attend . His Excellency Gov . Foitn writes us that ho shall be present , and the friends of common schools may rest assured that he will do all in his power to aid their efforts . Numerous members of the legislature from ibis section will attend , and several teachers ; and the spirit prevailing here , doubtless prevails elsewhere , and will ensure a largo attendance . We would request all who will he present to take with them every publication upon the subject of education that they can procure , particularly legislative reports . Kemembcr , the first meeting is on Wednesday evening , the 9 th of October , and it is important that every ope in attendance should be present at this meeting . Committees must be appointed...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ORCHARD AND GARDEN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

ORCHARD AND GARDEN . SCIONS , ENEMIES OF FRUIT TREES , & c . BY D . C . UNDERHILL . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : A few weeks since I addressed a letter to Edson Harkness , proposing a neig hborly exchange in our line , and received the following letter in reply . One of the conditions in my proposition was that I should have the privilege of offering you for publication in the Prairie Farmer such matter as should appear to be capable of general application . I accordingly send you his letter , marking such passages as are of a private nature , and accompanying it with such observations as my little experience affords . In his answer to my second query he says If scions are much expnsed to the air they will wither , and if kept warm and moist will vegetate . To avoid these extremes I simp ly pack them in an air-tight box or cask without either earth or moss , and keep them as cool as possible without freezing . In this way I have always kept them without injury ...

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FRUIT TREES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

FRUIT TREES . BY L . BOBBINS , JR . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Having for a few years past been engaged in cultivating an orchard on the prairie , my experience may be of a little service to the new beginner . No one need entertain any fears as to the apple , pear , peach , plum , and cherry succeeding to admiration on the prairies ; and from the observation I have made , the peach succeeds far better than it does in or by heavy timber land , it not being so liable to be frozen out in winter . A friend of mine on examining my trees last spring said it was the fact that the prairie was the place for the peach , as he had tried their cultivation several years by the timber , and had not succeeded in raising any fruit ; and that his trees were frequently killed to ( he ground when those on the prairies were not injured in the least . I have raised a little fruit four years in succession . The peach should be planted on the highest , driest , poorest soil we have ; and , tog...

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TO MAKE DRY TREES GROW . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

TO MAKE DRY TREES GROW . In conversation iii our office with a gentleman a few days since , he informed us , if trees that had been sometime dug and had become dry , were entirely buried in the earth for twenty four hours before being set out , they would often grow when they had appeared to be entirely dead . The philosophy of the matter appears to be this : tho hark and outer vessels of the tree , in drying , are contracted ; and though the vessels of the roots , upon being again buried , distend and perform their functions , there is not forco enough lo carry the sap far up the trunk . B y burying the whole tree in moist earth , the cells of the trunk and limbs are expanded in like manner with the roots , so that when again set out , the sap is speedily carried through the whole tree . In this region , where trees are often carried to so great a distance , this fact , if true , is particularly valuable , and should be remembered . • fi

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A PRESENT—TO GET PLUMS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

A PRESENT—TO GET PLUMS . BY J . J . DKJ 11 NO . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : By your last No . I perceive that you consider yourselves tlucky in tho receipt of a specimen of gooseberries from B . P . Gaboon Esq . of Southport , Wisconsin . Very well—so are farmers lucky in the receipt of a good agricultural paper , containing such notices . Through this medium we learn tho sources whence supplies of these delicacies and comforts can be obtained , and exchanges effected to any desirable extent . I am one of those who have long cherished an ardent passion for trees , and am happy in the opportunity of contributing a mite to increase the common stock of things delightful to the eye or pleasant to the taste . Allow me to present you herewith a few specimens from my garden . The Red Malacatoon Peach , the Washington Green Gage , Sour Damson , Sweet Damson , Horse , and Blue Holland Plums . Four or five of my earliest kinds are gone , and some others are approaching to maturity ...

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MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT PLANK AND STONE ROADS . As the subject of roads possesses at present a more than usual interest from the nature of the past , season , we gladly copy the following from the Niagara Chronicle upon the relative expense of those made of plank and stone . It is an extract from a report made to the Board of Works , b y Commissioners appointed to examine into ihe state of roads in Canada West . The computations are in pounds , shillings , and pence ; but this docs not hinder the relative cost ( which is the principal object ) from being seen at once . From the preceding returns of management and repairs , it appears that the sum of < f 438 lis . and 3 d . has been required during the 12 months for lepair of 4 miles of Macadamized Road , while during the same period ihe sum of < £ 15 4 s . Id . only has been necessary for repair of 13 miles of Plank Road ; or at the rate of c £ l 09 13 s . 3 ? d . per mile per annum for Macadamized , and J 13 18 ...

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ATMOSPHERIC RAILWAY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

ATMOSPHERIC RAILWAY . The speed of the atmospheric mode of travelling as far exceeds that of tho locomotive plan , as the locomotive speed exceeds that of the stage-coaches ; this mode also reduces the expenses one half , \ vhich the locomotive system does not—it being as expensive , or more so , than the coaches . To describe the atmospheric railway , in all its detail , would occupy more space than we can devote lo the subject , neither would such a description suit the general reader ; the following particulars must therefore suffice . Along the entire line , and between the rails , runs a pipe , which on the Kingston and Dalkey line , is fifteen inches inside diameter . Along the entire length of this pipe is a slit or opening , through which a bar passes , connecting a piston—which moves freely in the pipe—with the carriage outside . The opening at the top on the pipe is covered with a leather strap , extending the whole length of the pipe , and two inches broader than the open...

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PLANK ROAD TO ROCKFORI ) . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

PLANK ROAD TO ROCKFORI ) . We had the pleasure of attending the road meeting at . Elg in on ihe 12 th ult . There were some 15 or 20 present from Chicago , and a goodly number from llockford and along the route , though not as many as we expected to sec . W . L . Newberry Esq . of Chicago was appointed-chair-man , and Jason Marsh Esq . of llockford secretary . The resolutions it is unnecessary to insert entire . A plank road was decided to be the best , and W . H . Brown and Mark Skinner Esqrs . of Chicago , and Gen . Wilcox of Elgin , were appointed a committee to draw up an act of incorporation ( or a company , and to procure its passage by the legislature . Considerable discussion arose as to whether the committee should be instructed to insert any places on the route , and finally Elg in and Belvidcre wove determined upon . Another committee , consisting of six members , was appointed to procure information with regard lo plank roads and publish in the papers ; and the committee...

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

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD From Au » . 24 lo Sepl , ^ 1844 , kept at Chicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon . 87 = 35 , for tie Mechanics * ° ¦ Institute , & i / SILAS MF . ACIIAM . . - _ Height of Barometer i Thermometer , j ; , in inches and hunths . ] 1 xlcral- . _; . ¦ ¦ - —¦ Zi _\ I * i _ l s ^ 7 } Day ¦ , - ^ F ^ r = ~ of , i , e Sun-19 o efe O clO rt cl 3 J . i k £ a S month ., rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . c ^_ £ J «__ « \ ~ Ann- 04 ~ isToBSMO 28 . 3628 . 48 08 73 78- 34 70 . 75 oV 28 . 5328 . 5328 . 5328 . 53 G 4 70 70 10 0 ( 5 . 01 ) « 6 28 . 56 28 . 60 28 . 64 28 . G 7 02 GO GG 52 64 . 00 07 28 . 7028 . 65 28 . 70 28 . 74 04 70 . 04 50 64 . 50 n 8 28 . 74 28 . 74 28 . G 528 . 70 63 64 G 6 i 0 03-25 og ! 28 . 75 28 . 7328 . 64 28 . 64 59 73 07 . 5 G 60 . 25 30 ° 8 . G 0 28 . 0 * 4 28 . 53 28 . 53 03 6-3 71 57 00 . 50 • 51 i og . GO 28 . 58 28 . 47 28 . 52 06 71 75 70 70 . 50 «? pnt l ! 28 . 5028 . 4828 . 43 28 . 36 70 ; 78 34 * 2 78 . 5 ( 1 1 2 ! 28 . 502...

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PROTECTION AGAINST LIGHTNING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

PROTECTION AGAINST LIGHTNING . The frequent disasters and loss of life occasioned by lightning are a continued ( though in the West an unheeded ) admonition to take measures of precaution against it . We are not aware how extensive these disasters have been tho past season . as compared with former ones , but are inclined to think they have been somewhat less in number . However this may be in regard to the country generally , thcro are places where , more cases of striking have occurred , than for a great number of previous years together . Our own city has been an instance—the lightning having descended about twelve times ( his summer ; though strange to say , without any loss of life in cither instance . It struck no less than eig ht times in a single storm . Were a tenth of the houses in our city armed with rods properly put up , the most highly charged cloud would probably be disarmed , and the possibility of injury averted . Strange to say , we know of hut one or two lightning...

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CHICAGO PRICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , Oct . 1 , 1344 . PROVISIONS , $ cts . I cts . Beef -PIOO 2 25 . ® . 2 50 do . Mess < Pl > W 0 .... © . 5 50 do . Prime do 3 75 . ® . 4 00 Pork . piUO © . 2 25 du . Mess ; PI ) I ) 1 © . « 50 Laid 4 j > ] i 0 . ® .... ( i 13 utter do 10 . © ... 124 Cheese do 4 J ® .... (> DREAD STUFFS . • lour , superfine FU 1 0 00 . © . 3 50 do . fine do 0 00 . © . 2 75 do buckwheat P 100 1 50 . ® . ! 75 Com meal Flush 00 . © ... 40 - GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Pbusli GO . © ... ( 54 do . spring , F inish 45 . ® .. . 55 Outs do 20 . © ... 25 Bui-lev do 25 . © ... 30 Corn , shelled du 00 . © ... 35 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy Flush 1 25 Bine Grass do none Red Top do 1 00 Red Clover do ( j 00 . © . 7 00 Wlihc d » Pft 75 Flaxseed Finish 85 . © ... 90 Tobacco seed Fl , apcl * 12 Hemp Finish 55 . © ... 75 Millet do none Gorman Panic Grass do 75 SUNDRIES . Cider Fbhl 4 25 . © . 5 00 Salt Flhl 1 a ? 4 ® White Fish do 5 0...

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MARKETS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

MARKETS . Provisions . There wns little done in heei , except that 500 hlds . were pushed off at . $ 3 and $ o ; there are no other parcels lo bo had so low . Prime pork revived a little at the close ; 2000 bbls . were sold on Friday and Saturday at $ 7 . 50 a 7 . 56 ; mess was not much sold , but offered at $ 9 . 25 . Lord is selling moderately at the old prices , 5-i to 0 cents—in barrels , 5 a 5 i cts . ; in kegs , 0 a G . i cents . Feathers . There is a steady demand for western , at 30 cts . for common and 35 cts . for prime . Wool is quite unsaleable , and prices have receded a little . We quote Am . Saxony at 38 a 45 ; Merino , 35 a 40 . Hemp . Sales of 100 hales prime dew at § 100 and small lots of the same at $ 100 a 105 . Hops . About all which came to market , say 300 hales , sold at . 10 a 11 cts . for shipment , and at 11 a 12 . in small parcels for home consumption . Trairie Farmer Office , Chicago , Oct . 1 . —The quantity of wheat received is large . 04 cents is the ...

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A WORD TO PUBLISHERS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

A WORD TO PUBLISHERS Wc have recently been favored , with works presented us by the publishers or their agenfs . They are most thankfully received , and are , or will be , appropriately acknowledged and their contents noticed . Most of these presents , however , are school books . Now we have not the vanity to believe that the publishers send them from any particular affection for us , but with a view of introducing them into public notice in the West ; and it appears to us reasonable , if the Prairie Farmer be made serviceable in , this manner , that ihey should be willing lo pay something . We do not now publish the Prairie Farmer merely for the good of the public , any more , than they do their school hooks ; arid as it has been at considerable expense of time ( 4 years , ) wilh some money , that we have established it , we shall expect all who profit by it to pay accordingly . Some already seem to understand their true interest , as will be seen by our advertising columns , and ...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . Devoted to Western , Agriculture , Mechanics , and Education . Published monthly at Chicago , Illinois , at $ L per annum . John S . Wright and J . Ambrose Wight , Editors . Vol . in . 1844 . One of the largest and cheapest agricultural papers published .. Printed on good paper , wilh new type , and embellished with engravings . Its character has become established as bcingan eminently practical paper , owing chiefly to the largo , proportion of matter supplied by its able correspondents , most ^ of whom arc , themselves farmers , nearly throe hundred in number , and residing in all parts of the West . Almost the entire western press pronounce it , for a fanner in the West , the best agricultural paper published . Tliocontents in general as follows : 1 Original correspondence ; Editorial articles ; Reviews of leading agricultural papers , presenting theii ^ more important parts ; Mechanical department of two pages ; Educational department of about two pages ; de...

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KANE COUNTY SHOW . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 October 1844

KANE COUNTY SHOW . We have barely room to state that we were present at this , exhibition . Tho sons and daughters of Kane were out in great numbers , and a fine spirit was manifested . Therewas an earnest plowing match and a few good things exhibited—but modesty or something else made the array of articles (] tiit . e thin . Wo were greatly pleased- with the way in which ihe business of tho Show was done up . Tlie thing moved oil as though men had hold who knew what they were about . But : this neglect lo bring articles lo our shows will not do . Bring along your stock , butter , cheese , and other farm products . Let no fear that somebody else will outdo yon , keep back any thing . Somebody else may have a belter article than you , but the probability is they will not . Will tiiosc attending the Union Agricultural . Show think of this ? Bring on your articles , friends . ft / * A few pounds of White Clover Seed for sale at this office .

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

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Acknowledgments and notices , 22-5 The cattle shows , Fruit and garden products , 22 ( 3 Western and eastern plows , Destruction of mulberries , 227 Spirit of the agricultural press , 227 On training the race horse , 229 Sheep and wool , 230 Grass and wheat , 231 Calfs head , Indian slapjacks , House flies , 232 Lime on tea kettles , Cheap plum pudding , 233 Pickling cabbages , Sowing and cutting grass , 233 Cultivation of madder , 234 May s plows , Pedigree of Maximus , 235 Rush Medical College , Ellsworth s report , 236 Safety rein , 237 Extracts from Mr . Conant s address at Sugar Grove , 238 Locution of school houses , 239 School districts , School houses and schools , 240 Peoria school convention , 241 Scions , enemies of fruit trees , & c . 242 Fruit , trees , To get plums , To make dry trees grow , 243 Plunk and stone roads , Chinese suspension bridges , 244 Atmospheric railway , 244 A- Cooleys revolving iron fanning mill , 245 Pla...

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

EDITED .. BY , . JOHN : S . ; WRIGHT ANI ) J , AMBROSE -WIGHT . OFFICE , 65 LAKE STREET , . CJUCA . & 0 , ILLINOIS . ADVERTISEMENTS inserted pn the following terms : for one squire or uinler , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; . second , mm dolbw / ,, subsequent ones ,-seventy live cents . More than one square will ho countedas two ; morn than two , as three , and . so : mu - ¦ • Ye ^ i-l y advertisers charged eig ht dollars for one square , and four dollata for each additional squat * :. A square contains twelve lines . Cards of six linos or less inserted for four dollars for the year . Communications upon patent implements and machines , accompanied with cash , • inserted-tor $ : ! for one column or less ; $ 2 for each additional ppluuiu- or part of a column ., _ . K 3 ° Payments for advertisements to bo , alwaya in advance . For terms of tlVti Prairie Farmer , see last page . . • - ¦ i-i nwlaiiMi . . I miiiiiiiK imnn > nn ~ mii irimmrnraiiiii m min...

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. ., _ r .,: ACKNO . WIEl } GM . EIVTS AND NOTICES . ' ; ' . ' [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

. ., _ r .,: ACKNO . WIEl } GM . EIVTS AND NOTICES . ; . • Mr . I ,. A . Moneii ; is we learn , preparing a work on Sheen Hu >; bnricliy . ; Such u work wo helievo imperatively needed as . wq know of nobnowhich is American inits character , nt all adequate , , ^ Mn . Monfell possesses peculiarqiifllincatiora for theiabor , being n gentleman of observation , a good writer and of long cxperienc * in the care of sheep . Our works -uptiiv ulicep ; are Kviropean—tlidsii beat known , are English—ami cannot from the nature of > the case b e adapted to our wants . . The . Merino is little roared iirEnglandj while with us , it is the loading breed . U p speak for this book an extensive sale . , < :. ¦¦ ¦ ^ . . t • ¦ The first . number of the American Silk Grower s Masfaiinohni been received .. It . ia edited by A , C , . VariiEppi and Kov . J . lt ; 1 Barbour . It contain * 12- ell filled pages and is afforded at t 3 > cents per annmn . PnUisliednt...

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TO PRAIRJTE FARMEJR , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

TO PRAIRJTE FARMEJR , NOVEMBER , l p 4 . 4 . .- { y U f ^ rt OFFICERS OF THE UNION AeRICUilUiUtSbciET . ^ , . ¦ . ¦ lU . VlpS IS Sff . REKOTir , LEWIS ELLSWORTH , of ; Du l ^ igc Co , President . SB . TH WA 3 nnu 4 t . v , of Jiake , | , Wn < MAM VM ORSDEU ,, of McUenry , SliirAiH ) . IBH . SS , TON , of Kane ,, . JOSEPH VIAL , of Cook , „ . _„ ., ,,. SAWELGoomxiCH , qf : Dur aSe , fVieepnaidonU . R OBERT STRONG , of Will , -IIAMES MCCLELLAN , of Kendall , , ~ j ~ r ** - : rrg- —r , qf Aa . Sallc , J Jd . H . IJ EJUIOSD , of WilljlTrcasiirei ; . M . ¦ L . DUNI . AI , of . Cook , Recording Secretary , E . W . BREWSTER ; of-Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

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CATTXE SHOW AT PLAIKP 1 ELD [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

CATTXE SHOW AT PLAIKP 1 ELD . Fjom the general course \ y 1 iich western Cattle Shows h ^ vetakeii these past two years , we felt somewhat feverish in relation to this , -It was , however , considering the circumstances more than successful . The show of horses , sheep , and farming implements was very spirited ; that of hogs was-small , but good ; of cattle not as good perhaps as last year , and , though some good animals , were . on the ground , it was not what it ought to have bceri ^ Jnjfiutter and cheese there was a goodly array . of Very nice specimens , and of ether domestic articles a fair presentation . The weather was . extremely cool , and , some , whfat . unpleasant , which , must have diminished thelumbers ; in attendance ; though there was ayery goodly gathering ^ 5 The number ofladics—and beautiful ones too—was very large ; indeed , liail the numbers of the other sex corresponded as it usually does , in similar cases , there would have been a world of people . The yar...

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