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TIME OF CUTTING TIMBER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

TIME OF CUTTING TIMBER . BY JOHN KINO . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : Dear Sir—Will you have the kindness to inform me as to what time of the year is the most proper for cutting oak posts , for setting in the ground , so as to make them last the longest possible time ? Would not fence posts last longer by being charred 1 Du Buque , I . T . May , 1843 . We have examined authorities on this point , quite at large ; and find some division of opinion on the subject . It was thought , a few years ago , that tho winter was the only fit time to cut timber ; as the sap was supposed to have left tho tree at that season . Experiments which have been made lately , tend to show , that the sap does not in fact leave the tree to such a degree as was supposed ; but that it collects in the heart of the tree in cold weather , and re turns in warm weather to the alburnum . Now the rule undoubtedly is , that the timber of a particular kind of wood—all other things being equal—will last the lon...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT ( L / 5 In the trips we contemplate making the present season , the subject of common schools will be constantly borne in mind ; and we shall be greatly obliged to the friends of this important cause , with whom we may meet , to give us their views upon any or all the topics connected with it . ¦¦ tn ¦ ¦ ¦

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A WORD TO MR . MC ATEE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

A WORD TO MR . MC ATEE . Ma . WRIOIIT : Before making any further suggestions concerning instruction , allow me to thank your reviewer for his favorable notice , and to assure him that his criticisms were not neglected . Directly I dragged our dictionary ( an old edition of Webster ) from its hiding place , and commenced my investigation . Here is the result : Char , work done by the day . Chore , a small job , domestic work . — Perhaps you will say I ought to have taken my dictionary sooner ; but I confess I never thought of searching for dictionary words , imagining , in my simplicity , that if I selected words which expressed my ideas , and , at the same time , were in general use in rural life , it would be sufficient for the columns ofthe Prairie Farmer . We will dismiss the • school-ma am forever with entire willingness , since The school-master is abroad . However , 1 am exceedingly disconcerted that your reviewer , after his griev ous charge of provincialisms , &...

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- " . . 'yi > - ' SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

- . . yi > - SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION . BY SENEX . MR . EDITOR : I have lately seen a notice ofthe annual report ofthe superintendent of common schools in the State of New York . It appears that near 600 , 000 pupils have been taught , in all the district schools of the State during the year 1842 ; and that the average time the schools have been in session is ei g ht months . District Libraries have been extensively established , and the number of volumes in all the districts is nearl y 1 , 000 , 000 , and these of the right stamp—books that create appetite , that lead the youthful mind to hunger and thirst after knowledge . What a mine of wealth . Normal Schools are recommended in the strongest terms —schools for educating teachers . No person could get employment as teacher there , unless he were a graduate of a Normal school , and imposition would be banished the State . A high standard of qualification would be established , children would he correctly tau...

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TAXATION TO SUPPORT COMMON SCHOOLS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

TAXATION TO SUPPORT COMMON SCHOOLS . TAXATION for the support of common schools , seems essential to maintaining them as they should be . The experience of eastern States abundantly confirms this opinion . Data are not at hand lo give the particulars with regard to the several States , but ii is generally known that in Connecticut common schools are sustained by the school fund , which has been constantly accumulating till it now amounts to about 2 h millions , and that they will not compare in efficiency with those of Massachusetts and New York , where they are sustained only in part by the State , other funds being raised by taxation . Ere long we shall have works which will furnish all necessary information upon this subject . . In our view it is perfectly evident why the systems in the latter States operate with so much greater efficiency than in the former , notwithstanding it has so greatly the advantage in its large fund ; in Connecticut it costs the people nothing , and ther...

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REVIEW OF THE PRAIRIE . FARMER FOR MAY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

REVIEW OF THE PRAIRIE . FARMER FOR MAY . BY JONATHAN MC ATEK . MY DEAR MR . EDITOR : My hist having . fortunately escaped the clippings of your scissors editorial , I am again seated by my little window with the May -No . of your Prairie Farmer before me , and having nibbed anevy my old pen , ( the fate of , my predecessor admonishes me to eschew steel stationery asbeing too sharp , too pointed , loo caustic , causing blood , , to show / itself when gentle excitement only Was intended , ) and , now that we have mutually defined our positions—iyou- -want brief practical comments— , ^ noihing extenuate nor aught set down in malice , whilst-all I claim is no garbling for myself and-sea room for . Becca ; I see no good reason why-we may not jog along goodhurrioredly togetherfor the remainder of the year . s . . [ ,.. _ An Associate Editor . Sir , you have long beehdoing two men s work . I rejoice to hear tlie announcement of a division of labor . Yo ur readers will receive \ m debut w t...

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THE PRAIEI |; mM | R [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

THE PRAIEI |; mM | R IATE tHK i ; . VWS AGR , lfcUI . Tr ; ailST . &amp;amp; WESTERS P . RMIIIB FARMER . ¦¦ - ¦ , -GRFAtLY-ENLARGED AND IMPROVED . , • . ,:, ¦ ¦ : *!¦ ;¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ i - -vSf . * a , f is 4 a .. A ¦¦ : . ; , ¦ WgAnofWesicm Igr . KultUrat Societies and of tlmCliicago .,. ¦ , (• .. -,-..- ; ¦¦ . jj-jg / jajiicj , fnstit uie . - ¦¦ -.. One of the -Unrest and cheapest agricultural papers published , and -bettor nrlnnleit to thn western t rnmir than any nthcr . T tfcdn aii 24 , por-hUps MJargo . octavo-pnga ., besides a colored coyer for , S # rS t ^\ Sli ^ dLmM , mosf-of whom are • practical farmers from al nartio ? ho S d t wlr nurnliors constantly increasing j 2 , 1 , Editorial SS «; OS m ofthe leading agricultural paper * , by practical westSrmerswliel will . present lo \ ur rollers their &amp;lt;« ° ™ ^;« * 4 th articles condensed from all tho agricultural papers in tic UIIOI . J oti , fSdeJotparMeni of four pages , to bo . underI • *|*&amp;gt;^ » , M . vhnnW I...

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CHICAGO PRICES [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1843

CHICAGO PRICES Corrected , June 1 , 1343 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . , - $ cts . Beef .. -.... -.. • . • ¦ $ 100 ..... 2 50 . ® . 3 00 &amp;gt; doiMoss ... . .,.. . fbbl 6 ..... © . : ;• -. - do . I rime do ..:.... 5 .,.. ® .. .. -.- .. Po ^ . ..... ^ 100 © -2 00 in demand dt &amp;gt; . Mess fbbl ... . ; 9 .... ® . i 0 do . One-hog do ,.:.. 6 0 Q . ® . 7 00 Lard ...... ...... ^ lrj .... 4 . @ .... 4 i in domsitid . Butter ..:...:::. i .. db . ...:... 6 . ® :... 8 dull Cheese :: ^ ... i-:. i .. do ........ 4 : © .... 5 BREAD STUFFS . . . Flour , superfine ...... f bbl 1 .... ® . 4 00 do . fine do 3 50 . @ . 3 75 do buckwheat ^ 100 ¦ S ) . 1 50 none in market Corn meal ::.. WTjiish 37 A ® ..... GRAIN :. . , ,. .. . ¦•• .,. . . . Wheat , winter , in specie , • pbush GO . © ... 70 do . spring , ^ bu sh ....... 45 . @ ... 50 Oat 8 : i : i . ....--.- • -.-. do ... . i 37 i @ ... scarce Barteyi ...... --.:- - dd . -::.: 20 . ® ... 22 . , ¦ ¦¦ Com , shelled .... do - ... 40 . ® ::. in dd...

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gp » ^ — ¦ mmm . » uu . < PJ ^ I """ - " THE SEASON , CHOPS , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

gp » ^ — ¦ mmm . » uu . &amp;lt; PJ ^ I - THE SEASON , CHOPS , &amp;amp; c . THE cold weather which continued so long , hag finally given way to u succession of days that would not find themselves out of place in the latter partofifuly . As a consequence , the grounds have dried , and the crops , especially corn , have pushed rapidly forward . The • wheat crop , through the counties of Cook , McIIcnry , Du Page , Boon , and Winnebago , where we have viewed it , looks well . We believe that in northern Illinois , not quite as much -wheat was sown in the fall as usual ; owing to the low price , of the uiiiolo ; but-. we think it has been made . up , b y the . sowing of spring wheat . Farmers are far too apt to be discouraged by an occasional depression of price—forgetting that bread stuffs never fail to bear a price corresponding to the prices-of other articles , taking any Jew years together . The price of wheal will be lower , in proportion to other • things , for ten years ...

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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

i awt tL i i «! EDITED BY JOHN S . WEIGHT AND J ; AMBROSE WIGHT . OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , ClfiCAGO , ILLINOIS . ——TWWMMII !¦ mil ill Ilium II ¦ «! jumujiHiiiiiiWiIMUII ¦ imU **^ m ll 1 1 HW ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following terms : for one fcqdare or . under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; 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 fl . illars for each additional square . A square contains twelve lines . Cards of six lines or less inserted for four dollars for ihe year . Communications upon patent implements and machines , accompanied with cash , inserted for $ 3 for one column or less ; $ : i for each additional column or part of a column . . O * Payments for advertisements tohe always in adviince . For terms of the Trairie Farmer , see last page .

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THE WINTEK-THERMOMETRICAL TABLE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

THE WINTEK-THERMOMETRICAL TABLE BY r . ruEseoTT . WHIM writing I thought I would write a lew lines for tine Prairie , Farmer , in which is- included the decrees of cold below zero , from the 15 thi of February to the 8 th of JVIa * ch , 1843 • * u JA . t A „ P otow 07 * d . P . Bff , BeIowffAbOTeO Feb- lSpo cI . A . M . 5 do do 17 7 d » 7 165 do do 20 5 do 8 17 6 do do 26 . 7 do do 27 5 db o 186 do * db 2 6 do o lWdb do 6- d &amp;amp; 2 7 do do 6 tJo o () v 207 do do 6 do • 20 7 do do 6 do 23 216 do do 03 9 do * 6 * 22 l l 2 6 236 do 1 diy 5 0 do is 24 6 do do 5 3 db &amp;lt; p 256 do do 2 o , . 9 do 24 » 266 do do 16 w 9 do 5 276 do * i &amp;amp; y 1 2 . 9 do 10 286 der da 22 55 do 8 March 16 do do 12 8 do 5 « 26 do do 22 9 do 6 •» 36 do do 24 9 do 9 do 7 »• 4 6 db db 20 S &amp;gt; do 0 56 , do do 9 do 2 «* 9 do 2 66 do do 4 u 86 do do 15 . _ # 444 degrees north latitude . You will noticethe degrees are taken onl y for mornm * and evening . I have lived in this coun...

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SUGAR GROVE-U . A . S . CATTLE-SHOW & FAIR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

SUGAR GROVE-U . A . S . CATTLE-SHOW &amp;amp; FAIR . AT a meeting of the Sugar Grove Fanners Institute , held Monday June 19 th , 1843 , the following preamble and resolutions were passed , to wit : Whereas , It has been ascertained that the next annual cattle show and fair of the Union A gricultural Society wSl be-heldon at-Ottawa , La Salic co . on the 26 th day of September next ; And whereas ; From tlio central location of the place appointed , and also from its easy access to the adjoining ( Mates , it is supposed that the coming fair will be the W- est and most interesting collection of people ever convened on a-similar occasion west of the Allegany mountains ; And whereas , The members of this Institute and others of Sugar Grove Precinct : have manifested an unusual degree of anxiety to attend the fair—therefore Resolved , That a committee of three from cadi of the five school districts be appointed to make arrangements for attending the fair , and report thesame to our A...

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NEXT CATTLE SHOW AND FAIR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

NEXT CATTLE SHOW AND FAIR . Tin-:, committee on fairs of the Union Agricultural Society , have selected ; Ottawa , La Salle co . as the place ( or holding the next ; Cattle Show ami Fair , and the time is to be the last Tuesday , ( Ike . 2 C &amp;gt; ih ) of . September . The meeting . will , continue three or four days . ! The list of premiums will be published in the next No . Vacancies in the committee were Tilled at . the late meeting , in order that the list might be . prepared at that time for publication in this No ,, but the conimit ( . ec found more time required . From what we have spen and heard , we arc satisfied this will be-altogether superior to the exhibition last fall . The attendance at Aurora during the two days was variousl y estimated at from five to eight ; -thousand , and at Ottawa there will be at least ten thousand . It will be a glorious time . We have seen several fromCook and the northern part ofKanc ; some from McIIenry and Lake counties , and all sa...

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SEED CORK [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

SEED CORK 11 Y TAlT . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : Now I think of it , I . will write you a word on the subject : of seetl corn . I bailpen to think of the subject because I had to buy my seed corn this year at an extravagant price ; and what : grieves mo worse , it was poor . There is nothing scarcely of so inncli importance as having good seed , especially corn . — Some think if it will onl y come that is enough . But I have seen crib corn and good seed corn p lanted on the same day , side by side , and the good sew ) corn came several days • sooner , and grew much belter when it had come . The crib corn did not all come together , but was slinking along , one plant after another , for several days ; and much of it looked ashamed all summer . ¦ Now all this appears reasonable , when we consider that a grain ( if corn contains a voung plant whose vitality is very easil y destroyed . This young plant is too tender and delicate to stand much hard usage without great injury e...

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MANUFACTURE OF CORN-STALK SUGAR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

MANUFACTURE OF CORN-STALK SUGAR . 11 T WM . WKIW , OF DELAWARE . ( Continued from the May No . pi lll . J IS our latitude , the cutting may commence with the earlier varieties about the middle of August . The later kinds will be ripe in September , and continue in season until cut oil by frost . The stalks should be topped and blatled while standing in the field . They are then cut , tied in bundles , and taken to the mill . The lop and blades , wdien properly cured , make an excellent , fodder , rather better , it is believed , lhaii any hitherto used ; and the residuum , after passing the rollers , may easily be dried and used in the same way—another advantage over the caiie , which , alter the juice is expressed , is usually burned . The mills should be made on the same general principle employed in constructing those Intended for grinding cane . An important difference , however , will bo found both in the original cost and in the expense of working them . Judging from the eoirf...

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PROPER TIME FOR CUTTING WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

PROPER TIME FOR CUTTING WHEAT . In the September No . of the Quarterly Journal of Agriculture is a detailed account of very interesting experiments on this subject , by J . Harinam , of North Dcighton , Yorkshire . As the article is lengthy we avail ourselves of the labors of the Albany Cultivator in condensing it . —ED . In the former case , Mr . H . selected only three specimens for trial , or specimens cut at three different times ; in the present instance , five different cuttings , as follows : No . 1 , reaped Aug . 12 th , stacked Aug . 26 th . No . 2 , 19 th , 31 st . No . 3 , 26 ih , Sept . 5 th . No . 4 , . 30 th , 9 th . . No . 5 , Sept . 9 th , 16 th . At stacking the several parcels , a sheaf was taken from each , for tlie purpose of exhibiting samples at the Fair of the Wetherby Ag . Society , and the show of the Highland Ag . Society . We ought to have stated that 20 perches of wheat , grown ort soil Of the same quality , and the same kind of grain , were reaped at eac...

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WINTERING STOCK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

WINTERING STOCK . HV MOHAWK . Mi brother fanners—What has caused the loss of so many of our fine cattle the past winter ? Is it . not time we look into it and begin to search out the cause of our bad luck , as many would term it ? But I disapprove of that , term ; I believe our good and bad luck depends on our good or bad management of our concerns . Now if we have erred in not , providing enough to keep our stock on through so long it winter , I need not tell you how to remed y that . But I do not think that has been the case : I think tlie fault has been the want : of judgment and the right kind of experience . Now I will tell you what I have learnt by experience on wintering cattle in a yard , as most of our farmers must do at present , for but very few in this country have stabling for their stock ; and if they had , their cattle would winter no belter in a stable . I will allow that milk cows being kept in a stable makes the work of milking much plcasanter , yet . the experienc...

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WHEAT DOES TURN TO CHESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

WHEAT DOES TURN TO CHESS . nv r . SWKAT . To the Editor of die Prairie Farmer : I saw in your ( bird No . of lite Prairie Farmer a communication saying that wheat doc ; .- not turn to che .-iS . I must disagree with the writer of the article . Some live years since I saw by the side of the fence a hunch of wheat and chess growing together . 1 had the curiosity to pull it up , and after washing the roots clean I examined the root , and found only one main root , from which shot up Jive stalks , two bearing wheat heads . upon then 1 anil the other three chess . This was exhibited to hundreds , who all gave in that wheat and chess spring from the same root , or at .-least , that wheat turned to chess . Where I found this it had the appearance of having been bitten oil by something , at which place there seemed to be a large quantity of chess , while the other part ( if the wheat was clear froiu it . From this I am led to believe that where wheat lias got so far advanced as to form the ...

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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS _ ITEMS is . DOMESTIC ECONOMY . — -Use spirits of turpentine to remove grease spots from clothes . It dissolves the grease , and then soap the more easil y removes it . Grease may be removed from uinlyed woolen by a solution of jpoarlash . Lime spots on woolen clothes rimiybe completely removed by strong vinegar . The vinegar effectually neutralizes the lime , but does not ; generally afleet the color of the clofh . Dark cloth , the color of which has been completely destroyed in spots six inches square , has thus had its original color completely restored . The whiteness of ivory handled knives may be restored } jy rubbing thorn with fine sand paper or emery . The oftener carpels are shaken , tlie longer ihey last , as ihe particles of sand which collect upon them grind the threads . Sweeping them also wears them . Dry wood will produce on a moderate estimate , twice as much heat as the same amount of green wood ; and saves much trouble in kindling fires on cold m...

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