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CARE OF SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

CARE OF SHEEP . It has been remarked to us , within a little time , by several . individuals , that there would soon be a very extensive complaint , among us , that flic sheep . business is a very great humbug ! and . that no money can , be made b y it . The reason give . n was , . that everybody is , now crazy for sheep ; , $ ind the impression seems to be quite prevalent , that a man has . but to get ailock ,, dr . i , ye them on to his farm , and then go lp 4 e . cp ., and wake . up in a year or two , rich ! In other words , many are getting flocks , without having made the least provision for them , or being in circumstances to beslcw . upon . them any adequate care . There -is no ; branch cf business that requires more constant and skilful attention . tjian that qf a shepherd . Sheep must have proper shelter , ? i constant supply of proper-food , and the careful oversight of , a judicious man , or the losses will very soon eat up the profits . Those wlwbestow no such attention ...

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SCARCITY OF PORK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

SCARCITY OF PORK . Ono of- fhe niostsiiigtilar facfs in relation to our market nt present is , the scarcity of pork . In all Northern Illinois we learn that no pork of last year s production remains ; and thatin many sections , the supply has been out during pretty much of the s ulhmcr . Our own . city lias lor some time bebii supplied by , importation from Ohio . Lard . is now selling here , at retail , fbrriine cents per pound . There is surely something curious about this , when we remember , that only two years sinfte fresh port could hardly be sold here , ibr ? $£ pet huhflredi hv cnsh ; while at . the same time there was . such . a talk -abVut breeds ofhogs , that a stranger would havejftiouglitvthat thd only business of the country , hereafteri . wasdo be pork-raising ; 1 - ¦ ¦ ¦ • ¦ . The . truth is , tthnt . ( farmers lost all their interest in the subjcct , < : < nrebisely at thefwrong time ; Odt cattlc ^ sliows for , two years past have revealed the ...

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' — — . , , ^ z ^ rzsrTza * LUCERN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

— — . , , ^ z ^ rzsrTza * LUCERN . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Having seen « few articles in your paper upon tjic cultivation of Lncenv in which some information which I want was not given ,- I desire to he inliinribd through trie columns of yotir paper ,- if it will ilouiish in a northern latitude ? Has ft ever becii tried as . far north as the 44 th-degree - ? Will late frosts in the spring , after it has begun to grow , have a bad effect upon it ? If it will thrive iri this latitude , how many crops could - a : person expect in a season ? Where can tho seed be obtained—and the price ? 15 y answering these queries you will oblige ... . A Sunsciin & i :. JiacK Woods , AV is . Oct . 13 th , 1844 . Lucent is grown extensively in France , Switzerland ,- and Germany , arid to considerable extent in some other countries on the continent ; also in England and Scotland .- Good crops have been produced in the neighborhood df Kdinburg , which is about 56 degrees N . l...

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' . " '' . ' FARMERS' CMS AT TIU ; 5 OFI ' ICEI ' * [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

. . FARMERS CMS AT TIU ; 5 OFI ICEI * At . the cattle slmw at Plutrifield it was determined to oranizo a Farmers Club , to meet , every Thursday evening at the ,, Prairie Fanner office .- Aiiurfiber at . that time gave n their-names , and others have , told 113 since the plan met with their cordial approbation , and they would be sure to attend . , 1 The following subjects -have been selected for investigation , for ( lie Thursday evenings specified : Nov ; 7 lli . and 1-ilh . Sheep and wool growing in all its branches . Nov . 21 st and 28 th . Fruit culture , its enemies , &< :. Dec . 5 th and 12 th . Grass culture , for pastures and meadows . Doc ; 19 tli . Corn culture—kinds , tillage , Ice . . Dec . 26 th . Wheat culture—kinds , tillage , its enemies , kc . . • Jan . 4 . Porkrnising—best breeds , feeding , diseases , Ac .. For a , little season , till the clubs became firml y established , it is desired our friends should make a little exertion to be in to...

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PEORIA HOSPITALITY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

PEORIA HOSPITALITY . At the close , of flic common school 1 convention , jt ! fCj ^] u . tion was introduced , returning thanksfor the hospitality shown jhe , delegates by the citizensof Peoria , and it was most heartily , adopted , . Certain we ! arc ; a resolution bf the kind was never more-justly : dese rved , Alios STEVIONS Esq . was Quavtcr-Master-General , and he would not permit any delegate to put tip a ^ a lt ^ tel ,, H ^ luidalistoftllie citizens wAc ^ wciro p roWcd to acco i iiyi } odat , e . ! dekgates , with the -hCifHbei- each could receive , and we , should < judgpi from a hasty glance at the list , that arrangements had been made for several hundredy instead - of ilie filly or sixty in attendance .. ,,, ; , ,, | i : j ,-,.,, i ,-y , i-. < v ,- ... > . - > : ¦ 1 ^*» - * [¦ ¦ • ¦ ¦¦<• - [ V - Parlakmg , nf , , thjs cqrdialjhqspitality ; • aHfl .-formtng plea s ant acquaintances in the families pf , Befania was Trot...

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AfiTi . lCmTf ; R T . tTF . HR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

AfiTi . lCmTf ; R \ T . tTF . HR . Wool for Export . The Tennesson Agriculturist says , that Messrs . Bugcr and Chappt-ll of New Orleans adver-. tisc for 1 , 000 , 000 lbs . of wool for the French market . This is a new opening and one which it is thought will be permanent . Sugar . - . . It is naiil that , 10 , 000 hogsheads of maple sugar are annually sold in the . city of . New York . Sate of Wool . Messrs . Perkins ; arid Brown of Akron ; Ohio , who own 1500 Saxony sheep sold their . clip this season for 80 and 00 cents per lb . ¦ XT We regret to hear that the . Jlon . Isaac . Hill , editor ofthe Farmers Monthly Visitor , lies dangerously . ill at his ¦ house in Concord , N . II . , . 1 ,: : Wheal in Vermont . A paragraph has been in circula- ¦ ,-.- • tion to the client thatilio wheat crop of Vermont for the ,. present , season , would be sufficient for its own consumption * A correspondent of the Albany Cultivator saysitha ^ so far : from this being the rase , in Ids opinion , ...

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DROWNING- HORSES-BRUISES —CRUELTY , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

DROWNING- HORSES-BRUISES —CRUELTY , & c . To the Editors - of the Prairie Farmer : Judge Robinson ( vol . iv . page 91 ) complains Bitterly of his neig hbors for keeping their - light under a utrahef , tilt his favorite horse was drowned , and then half a dozen with their lust breath could tell him the means of rescue . The Judge seems to-establishiin important standing rule , that knowledge precedes action . As I dislike myself iodje classed with guilty delinquents , retaining - knowledge 1 when it should bo diffused for the world slarge benefit , I shall send my little bundles to you , audWymiilbn t print them the sin will lie at your own door , not at mine ; at any rate ; I know you won t print them as long as yotr have-plenty of better-materials ; and when you run- short I don t doubt yonwilt have to write my papers- over argaih—bttt that won t keep mo from sending them ; , If any more-horses get intothe water , in addition to friend Robinson s andthe editor s direct...

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LOSS OF MULBERRY TREES . - [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

LOSS OF MULBERRY TREES . - IVY T MCNAMAltA . Totlie Editors of the Prairie Farmers Three years ago last , spring 1 commenced the cultivationof the mtiiti 1 - cuulis , with the intention of feeding- the silk worm . Until lust , fall , I plowed the trees out each fall and buried thctil and kept them buried until the following spring , when-1 : look them from the ground , cut them into pieces of two ot more buds , dropped them in a furrow , and- turned another furrow over them . In this way I bad increased thom-from 150-to over 60 , 000 . Last winter , torthe first tiirw ; , ! - let them sUmd -duringlhe winter ; and-last spring I foundthey were all dead with the exception 1 of six , which stood in it small hollow into which the water settled in the fall and froze , where they remained , four inches deep inwater during the winter . I think they were destroyed- by the sapstartino- during the few warm days-which we liad early-last spring % nd-after- that fret-mug . A part of my trees were...

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SHEEP FOR THE WEST . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

SHEEP FOR THE WEST . BY JOHN MAIUlin Jit . ¦ To the Editors of the Frame Farmer : Wool growing in the West seems to be the leading theme with many of tho farmers . We have a range of country and : i climate well adapted to the habits and constitution of these animals . The facilities for growing wool in this Stale are probably superior to any in the Union , ami a number of our enterprising and wealthy farmers are going largely into the business , if we are to judge from the large flocks of sheep imported from Pennsylvania and Ohio the present season . One flock of upwards of 3000 head passed alou ? the oilier day , lor the neighborhood of Island Grove . They were principally Merino and Saxony ; and notwithstanding they had been on the road two months , looked well . This is onl y the second year of my residence in this Stain , but from all the information I receive , sheep thrive as well here if not better than in any of the western Slates . The editor of the Tennessee Agriculturist...

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MORE NOTES BY THE WAY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

MORE NOTES BY THE WAY . ¦ Messrs . Editors : -Having a little leisure this evening ) I will send you a few voles by the way . Ono fine day last week found hie wending my way from the prairie city to a plnee oirf tce sl . In passing over the flat prairie or Pontine Marsh , Fasked , myself , as I often had before , if this vast waste would yet yield to the hand of cultivation . Not being a chemist , deep in the science of constituent principles , I could not answer this question satisfactoril y to myself . Most flat wet land can be drained , andihereby made the richest and most : fertile of soils ; but draining in this case appears to be of little use , as the compact clayey nature of the soil appears to prevent tho water from filtering through to the drains . In dry weather like the present tho ground bakes nearly as hard as a brick , and makes one of the finest roads ; but let us-havc a good rairi , md ~ i > restq —your team are up to their knees in mild and water . * - A...

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PRAIRIE WOLVES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

PRAIRIE WOLVES . 151 B . SMITH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I have of late heard much of the peculiar advantages that this country prfscnts to the wool-grower of favorable climate , extensive range , & c . ; but I have experienced a very serious drawback in consequence- of the depredaiions of the prairie wolves , that now render it necessary to keep sheep guarded or yarded almost nig ht ; and day , and there seems littlu prospect of improvement in this matter under the present slate of things . I believe the agricultural societies are now in possession of the fund heretofore appropriated by the Stale for this purpose—and thereby even this small inducement for their destruction is withdrawn . The county commissioners arc indeed authorized to ofler a small bounty from tho funds of each county ; but in ( he present reduced state of the county treasuries there can be no efficient aid expected from this quarier . Thus it appears to me if wc are ever to be freed fr...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT SCHOOL mSCIFUNE . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Is there a more responsible situation in which one can be placed than to bo training tip senators and statesmen—those on whom our nation shall depend ? We are apt to look upon children as mere machines placed under our care to be kept in motion ; forgetting they have minds that are receiving impressions every day . Tlic fate of our nation may hang upon our influence over them . Some teachers may smile while looking over their schools , and wonder which of all these will fill a presidential chair . But . while yon wonder , cast your eye back to Henry Clay , plodding his way along to mill on his donkey ; Benjamin Franklin , sauntering through the streets of Philadelphia , eating his morsel of bread ; and a whole catalogue of other poor boys , whose minds have grown tall like the cedars of Lebanon , and strong like the oaks of Baslian ; and then say if these children before you are any more formidable in th...

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SCJIOOL-IIO USE ARCHITECTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

SCJIOOL-IIO USE ARCHITECTURE . IMPORT or win . IIORACK M / NS . ( Continued from page 2-10 . ) LIGHT . —Wi snows . The manner in which a schoolhouse is lighted is of no inconsiderable consequence . The additional cost of obeying philosophical principles is , at most , trivial . We ought also lo remember , that , the laws of Nature arc not . violated with impunity . In modern times the eye is much more used thain it . formerly was . Civilization has imposed multiplied and difficult labors upon that organ . Perhaps the eye gives fewer monitions of being overworked , than any oilier bodily power . It seems more to exhaust iis strength , and then fail irrevocably . If so , it should be protected by the foresight of reason . When provision is not made for admitting into-a schoolroom a . good deal more lig ht than is ordinarily wanied , there will frequently be too little , and no remedy . Hence the windows should be such , as to furnish sufficient light at all times and means should be p...

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

PEORIA COMMON SCHOOL CONVENTION . We find our Nov . No . so far advanced that we cannot wait for the proceedings of the convention that will appear in the newspapers as prepared by the secretary . They will be given iu the Dec . No . The convention was not as numerously attended as we had hoped to sec , though there were some filly or sixty present . One feature may be considered as rather remarkable , —that every one was in favor of taxation for the support of schools , and of having a Stale Superintendent . The only diiference of opinion was as to whether we should attempt farther improvements immediately or not , and after much deliberation it was deemed advisable lo unite our eflbrts in behalf of these improvements , not attempting others at present . We agreed to ask of the legislature the creation of the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction , with adequate salary , to be filled by appointment of tho Governor : to permit a majority of the inhabitants in a township to ...

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TAXATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

TAXATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS . On our return from the Peoria common school convention , we attended the cattle show of the Union Agricultual Society at Plainiield in Will county ; and at one of the evening meetings , the church being crowded with farmers from different counties in the north eastern part of the State , at the request of the President we told in few words what had been done in convention . We also requested a vote of the meeting , whether they desired to support their schools by taxation or not . The vote was , aye ! and ( hat too , unanimously . Not a single one voted in the negative . This may be considered a fair expression of the views of the North upon this point . We verily believe nine tenths of the population iu the northern part of the Stale are iu favor of supporting their schools by a tax . The vote was a fair one . No arguments were introduced lo support taxation before taking tiie vote ; and to tell the truth ,. we were rather in hopes there might ...

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HOUSES OF HJNBURNT BRICK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

HOUSES OF HJNBURNT BRICK . We confess that until lately we have not had the most tinboundcd faith in llie economy of this sort of building . Our objections were those which suggest themselves to almost every body ; and which are put . down in the Cyclopedia Americana , viz : that it would be found too brittle for the hard frosts and violent ruins of our northern climate . This , however , like all o . lher objections , must , give way to fact . The Home Missionary lor September contains an nrlicjeou the subject of eight pages-in length , which wc would transfer entire to our columns , but for want of room . As it is , wc will make such a summary of the whole matter as will present all that is material lo our readers . And first—of the advantages of such buildings : Among tlics- - stands prominent the matter of Expanse . It is not to be . doubled that-a house can bo built cheaper in this than any oilier manner . The same number of rafters , window and dour frames , joists , and doors...

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A J ) D 11 E S S [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

A J ) D 11 E S S From tho Peoria Press . Delivered before ( he P . coria County Agricultural Society ul its Ath Annual Fair . , B Y WILLIAM J . . PHKl . PS . fellow Citizens—I am admonished , by the lateness of Tile hour , and the amount , of business yet to be transacted , that an abridgement of the remarks I . had intended lo submit w . il ) be most acceptable ; I shall therefore be very brief . In the settlement of a -now country , difficulties , greater or less , are always encountered- ? -Hardship , privation ,-uul exposure ; sickness , uncertainty and-destitution of market ; the absence of conveniences . and improvements ; and the want . of all order and . system , are new country evils which time , industry and well directed cllbrt , arc requisite lo over come . Wc have experienced these evils . We have encountered them too , most unpropitious , when in common with other portions of our country , we were groaning beneath a fload . of ¦ embarrassment , the distracted condition...

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KANE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

KANE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR . The Kane County Agricultural Society convened at the court house in the village of Geneva , for the first Annual Meeting and Fair , on Wednesday , September 25 th , 1844 . Meeting called to order by the president , Alfred Churchill , and after the appointment of James T . Gilford , secretary protein ., the Constitution of the Society was read , and a large number of the farmers of the county came forward and subscribed to the Constitution , paying their initiation fee as members of the Society . The different committees being filled the Society adjourned until 2 o clock P . M ., for the examination and reports of committees . In ^ the interim , under the direction of the committee on plowing match , that interesting part of all our agricultural exhibitions , came off . The large crowd of gentlemen and ladies present marched in procession , directed by . Gen . Wilcox , marshal , to the field of trial , where five splendid plows , all steel mould-boards...

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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS . To CLEAN WooLEN AMI ) SlLK StlAlVJ . S . —rl llle and grate raw mealy potatoes , and put lo . euch pint of the potato pulp a couple of quarts of cold water . Let . it stand live hours , then strain the water through a sieve , and rub as much of the potato pulp ihrongh as possible—h t the strained water stand to set lie again—when very clear , turn the wafer off from the dr < gs . carefully . Put a clean while colton sheet on a perfectly clean table—lav on the shawl which you wish to clean ,. and pin it-down tight . Dip a sponge , that hits never been used , inlo the potato wafer , and rub the shawl wilb it till clean ; then rinse the shawl iu clear water , with a tea cup full of salt to a pail full olihe water . Spread it on a clean level . place , where it will dry quick ; if hung up to dry , the colors are apt lo run , and make the shawl streaked . Fold it up while damp , and let il remain half an hour , then . put it in a mangier—if you have not one...

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ORCHARD AND GARDEN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 November 1844

ORCHARD AND GARDEN . From the . JVcte England Farmer . CHANCES IN FRUIT BY TRANSPLANTING TO DUTERllNT SOIL . You mav remember that at- Indian Hill , / Ac prize farm of Massachusetts , where I hudihe pleasure to meet you , with a parly of accomp lished agriculturists , the conversation turned on the liability of trees and vegetables to be greatly influenced in the diameter of their fruit , by transp lantation lo a different soil and climate . Many curious facts were mentioned in connection with-it . The beardless while wheat of the eastern shore of Maryland , the best wheal-Ibr bread probably in ihc world , on being transplanted to the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay , turns into tl rcd chalf wheat . • ¦ The beautiful , conical shaped cedar , near Baltimore , on the shores of the Patapsco , iu Maryland , on being removed 50 miles below on West River , loses its compact conical shape and appearance , and assumes--i . be form of the cedar of that neighborhood . But I mentioned a fa...

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