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DT JAMES WALLACE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

DT JAMES WALLACE . ¦ To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : GKNT Isawan article in your paper some time ago complaining of the supincness of your correspondents . I am myself too new in this country , and yetunacquainted with the system of farming here for any one to derive advantage from my . knowledge . But oven a stranger cannot help having theories and plans which , in his own estimation , would be for the benefit of the public . Such is the-case with me , and my innovation would be to substitute steam for animal power . It is my firm belief that sooner or later it will come to something of the kind . Steam engines of less weight than one horse have been constructed and of many horse-power , with tubes or pipes for condensing the waste steam and returning if . to the boiler , thereby avoiding the necessity of supplying the boiler with water ; or which would perhaps be prefera * ble , is the atmospheric engine which lias been so successful on a railway in Ireland , it being not h...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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PLAN FOR PEOPLING THE PHAI 1 UES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

PLAN FOR PEOPLING THE PHAI 1 UES . BY ABRAHAM SMITH . CONSTITUTION Of the Ridge Farm Company WE the subscribers to these articles have agreed to as ^ sociate ourselves and such other persons as may hereafter be admitted to associate themselves with us into a company for the purpose of conducting a farm , raising limber and live stock , and conducting such trade and mechanic arts as may be profitably connected with the main business—and to promote the moral and intellectual improvement of the members . And the subscribers for themselves and their assigns hereby mutually agree and bind themselves to the performance of the agreements hereinafter contained . ARTICLE I . Sec . I . The name adopted by this company , and which shall be used m its books and dealings shall be the RidgeFarm Company . Sec . 2 . The domain of the company shall be on section thirty one , in township seventeen north , range 11 west , and in its vicinity ; and other lands that the company may from time to time pur...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT . TIME OF GESTATION . IN the report of the Committee ori Horses , at the New York Agricultural Society , we find it asserted that the period of gestation with the mare is eleven months and as many days as she is years old . The following table from the American Agriculturist is perhaps near enough for practical purposes : jflare - - - 11 months . Jennett - - - H Cow . - - 9 Goat * - - ¦ H Ewe - ¦ * . 5 Sow - - - 4 Bitch - - - 2 « Cat - - - 8 weeks . Rabbitt - - - 44 Rat - - - 5 to 6 « Mouse - - J 4 5 Guriinea Pig - * - 3 Period of Incubation of Domestic Fowls . Swan .- - 6 weeks .- Turkey - - - - * ** Goose - - . . ^ Duck - - 4 . - . Pea-Hen - - 4 . ... Guinea-Hen - - . .- % [[ Common Hen - - , * Pigeon - ¦ A S CRATCHES IN HORSE S . —This disorder , or . difficulty , is too well known to all who own these noble ariimals or deal in them , to need a particular description of it . The remedy is simple , safe and certain , in all cases which have Comfl to my knowle...

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

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT HISTOKY OF COMMON SCHOOLS . HARTFORn , Conn ., Nov . 18 , 1843 . JOHN S . WRIGHT , Esq—My Dear Sir : From your known interest in the object to which the work announced onthe other half of this sheet is devoted , I take the liberty to forward you a prospectus , with a request that , so far as you can conveniently , you will call the attention of your friends who are inquiring or laboring in this field , to it . My object in-preparing it is to supply a gap in our educational literature and to make it directly and practically useful to all who desire the more thorough and general education of the people . It has cost me nearly two years of investigation , and considerable expense—and I am obliged to stop where I am , till I can receive sufficient assurances that any further expense for publication will be met by the sale of the work . I am writing to my friends , and to the known friends of education in different States , to see what can be calculated on . As soo...

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COMMON SCHOOL AT GENEVA , N . Y . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

COMMON SCHOOL AT GENEVA , N . Y . BY THOMAS JUDD , . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Knowing that you take a deep interest in every enterprise that is calculated to benefitihe rising genera ton , and to fit them for the responsible station of American citizens , I take the liberty of giving you a descri ption of the manner in which I was entertained during a short sojourn with a friend in the pleasant village of Geneva , hoping ( though rrfy style must necessarily be sbfnewhat rude , having , as you know , just emergedfrom a ten years residence in the western wilds , ) that a knowledge of thesystenv of education adopted by the citizens of this place , may be the means of stimulating our brethren of the West to greater exertions in this noble cause . My friend , who is something of an enthusiast n l the common school cause , invited me to visit the district school , which invitation was gladly accepted ; and sucli a school ! why , Messrs . Editors , it is worth a journey from ...

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EDITORIAL RAMBLES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

EDITORIAL RAMBLES . I came to Janesvillc via Wheeling , Halfday , Libertyville , Southport , Racine , and Rochester . These are the chief towns on the route , though there are several other thriving settlements not sufficiently compact to be called villages . It is nearly the same route taken by me two years since , and to mark the progress of the country in that short period is very pleasant and satisfactory . Hundreds of fine largo barns , granaries , and other out-buildings have been erected , often several on a farm , and generally the stacks of hay and grain of various kinds still unhoused , attest that all are needed and more too . Ten to twenty stacks together is no uncommon sig ht ; and at one farm on Rock prairie , some ten miles east of Janesvillc , I counted forty five large stacks of wheat , and probably missed some in counting as I drove by . There are comparatively few expensive dwelling houses , and it speaks volumes in praise of the people that it is so . Most of the...

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VAN BUREN COUNTY ( IOWA ) AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

VAN BUREN COUNTY ( IOWA ) AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . From the Iowa Democrt . BY THE SECRETARY To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : In complianco with your reqtiest , while on a visit to our Des Moines country during the last summer , I proceed to give you a brief and hasty account of the proceedings of onr late annual fair . 1 give it you through the colurims-of our paper , which always has one precious corner dented to the good cause , for the reason , that I am required to furnish it with the proceedings by an order of the directors ; and furthermore you will get it as soon and Uncle Sam will be minus four bits . , . Be ,, fore proceeding to an account of the fair , I would say that our . society ha 9 been in operation now for two years , having been organized September 4 th , 1841 . We were then able to raise twenty-four members , and many of thein only lending their names , in order that the number required by our very foolish statute might be made out . In the fall of 42 wc had o...

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A TRIBUTE TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

A TRIBUTE TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS . OUR readers will bear us witness that we do not often insert in our columns commendatory notices of the Prairia Farmer . We wish it understood however , that it is not because we do not often find them among the various papers with which wc exchange . But the following , which we find in the Rushville Whig , is so just a tribute to the three hundred correspondents who have given to the Prairie Farmer the interest and value it possesses ; and the conclusion in the last paragraph is so well put , that we cannot forbear insertinjr it : I am pleased to see in the first number of the Whig , the prospectus of the Prairie Farmer , and I desirj particularly to call the attention of the Farmers and Mechanics of Schuyler county , with all others , to the fact that there is published at Chicago , in our own State , an agricultural paper inferior to none ^ in tho Union ; as cheap , and much better adapted to western , and particularly prairie farming , lhan any...

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THE ASSOCIATION PLAN OF MR . SMITH . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

THE ASSOCIATION PLAN OF MR . SMITH . WE publish , in this number , the constitution of this plan of association . Its great length was an obstacle of some difficulty with us ; but as considerable interest is felt at present in the subject of Association , in some quarters—and the settlement of our large prairies is an object reall y important —we hope the space will not be deemed to be vainly occupied . As to the merits of the plan itself , we can at present express no opinion . We have not room for the whole of Mr . Smith s accompanying letter , but the following extract will serve to explain his plans : My plan for peopling the prairie is , to form a company with a form of government similar to the Constitution of the Ridge Farm Company—locate the company out some miles in the prairie . Every year for ten years plant and cultivate an amount of land in timber , mostly locust ; and at suitable places for locating families , plant orchards—and make other preliminary arrangements for ...

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

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , Dec . 30 , 1343 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef q ^ lOO 1 50 . © . 2 50 do . Mess ^ bbl 5 .... ® . do . Primo do 4 @ . Pork ^ 100 1 50 . © . 3 00 in deman d do . Mess ^ bbl © . 9 00 do . Onohog do 7 50 . © . 8 00 Lard .. ^ fffi 5 . ® 51 in demand . Butter do 15 . © ... 18 Cheese do 5 . © .... 8 BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine < Pbbl 3 25 . © . 3 50 do . fine do 3 00 . © . 3 25 do buckwheat ^ 100 © . 1 75 Corn meal lSbush © .. . 44 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , ^ bush 62 . © ... 63 do . spring , ^ Fbush 50 . © ... 55 Oats do 28 . © ... 35 Barley do 25 . © ... 30 Corn , shelled do 35 . © ... 40 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy ^ bush 1 00 Blue Grass do 1 50 Red Top do 1 50 Red Clover do 6 00 . © . 7 00 Whitodo ^ fffi 75 , nono in maikot Flaxseed Fbush 85 . © ... 90 Tobacco seed 3 C paper 12 Hemp ^ bush 55 . © ... 75 Millet do 50 German Panic Grass do 50 POULTRY . Turkeys 37 . © ... 50 Geese 25 . © ... 37 Ducks 12 Chickens 8 . ® ... 10...

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

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS TAPIOCA PunniNG . —A pudding so closely resembling Tapioca as not to be distinguishable may be made iri the following way ; Take a quart of milk or water—set it over the fire , and when it boils smartly , stir in eig ht table spoonsfull of dry potato starch , as meal is made into a hasty pudding . Then , while very hot , stir in a small p iece of butter , aud separate as much as possible the little lumps of starch from each other . Then make a custard , and stir in the preparation of starch ; spice , and bake like a Tapioca pudding . It costs less than half as much , and if made rig htly none will know the difference . It is eaten with any sauce best liked , or without , according to taste . The above proportions will make a large pudding . The judgment can be used in reducing them , and one or two trials will ensure success . Most of the Tapioca of the shops , we have no doubt , is made from potato starch . If it is not so made , it might be . No one would know th...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1844

THE PRAIRIE FARMER , Devoted to Western Agriculture , Mechanics , and education . Published monthly at Chicago , Illinois , at $ 1 per annum . John 8 . Wrig ht and J- Ambrose Wight , Editors . Vol . iv . 1844 . One of the largest and cheapest agricultural papers published . Printed on good paper , with new type , and embellished with engravings . Its character has become established as being an eminently practical paper , owing chiefly to tho large proportion of matter supplied by its able correspondents , most of . whom are themselves farmers , nearly throe hundred in number , and residing in all parts of tho West . Almost the entire western press pronounce it , for a farmer in the West , tho best agricultural paper published . - ; The contents in general as follows ! Original correspondence i Editorial articles ; Reviews of leading agricultural papers , presenting their moro important parts ; Mechanical department of two pages ; Educational department of about two pages , . depart...

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

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Our fourth volume , Gavlord s essay , Silk , Multicole rye , J Acknowledgments , Comments on tho 3 d vol . —Fruit culture iu Seedling fruit trees , , , « Mr . Fitz s review of the American Agriculturist for October , ia Winnebago county show , Breeders convention , ** Silk convention , Shelter your implements , |* The way to do it , Corn stalk sugar , Cranberries , La Albany Cultivator , Harvesting wheat , Ashes for peach trees , W Preparation and use of manures , i { i Too much laud tilled , Whitewash your cottages ,. « Wonderful discovery by Mr . Brickes , *•> A new year has dawned , Ionic order , Iron and steel , ~ u Mean and apparent time , Shoe-pegs , „ , 0 i oo Cranberries , Frey s lactometer , Wash your flannels , beeds , t * Treatment of swine , Bommers method , American provisions in England , Poudrotte , Thick seeding , M Agricultural department in the government , Right education , ~ J Dr . Tempio s address , Steam in agricultur...

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

EDITED BY JOHN S . WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following terms : for one square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , ono 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 dollars for cash additional square . 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 for $ 3 for one column or less ; $ 2 for each additional column or part of a column / KJ * Payments for advertisements to ho always in advance . For term s of the Prairie Farmer , see last page : - i , . . I I ¦ i .

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POSTAGE ON THE PRAIRIE FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

POSTAGE ON THE PRAIRIE FARMER . WE regret to learn that a few postmasters have considered it their duty to charge trip le postage on this paper . We are euro they have done it from a sense of duty , for nearly all of them in the West are not only friendly to the Prairie Farmer , hut do all in their power to extend its circulation , and therefore would not do it so material an injury did they not conceive their oath required it . In the instructions of the Postmaster General to Postmasters ( 13-12 ) is the following : R ATES OK POSTAGE OH NEWSPAPERS . If not carried over onn hundred miles , or any distance within the State in which they aro mailed , newspapers are to be charged with a postage of ono cent each . If carried over one hundred miles ,- and out of the btato in which they too matted ! , they aro to bo charged with one and a halt cent each . This postage is chargeable by tho KEWSPAPER nnd not by the SKKBT ; and if two or more newspapers be printed on ona Sheet , full postage...

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

To COKRESPONDENTS . — -It will bo observed tho present No . is almost entirely filled with original articles , and we have still about a dozen communications on hand for tho next No . Tho present is as good a No . as has been published , and the many practical articles from the pens of farmers mako it so .- If they will only keep us supplied with such matter we will engage every No . shall be as good . Wo are gratified in seeing namos of several old correspondents once more , and wo hope they will hereafter not be so chary of their favors . Engravings . Several correspondents express their gratification nt the promise of more engravings . Now wo wish them to understand that upon them depends the supply of the ornamental as well as useful . Drawings of machines and implements , particularly those that the farmer can make or can g et made in his neighborhood arc desirable . Those protected by patent wo eschew , unless the patentee pays for tho engraving and insertion . METEOROLOGICAL ...

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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE For Chicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon .. 87 ° 35 , for the month of JANUARY , 1843 , by SJLAS MEACHAM , for the Mechanics Institute . = ^_ = _ > Heig ht of Barometer Thermometer , I in inches and hundredths . external . Day . .- | i N S a • of the Sun-9 ocl 3 o cl 9 o cl g . ^ ^ < x , 8 month , rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . mean w 35 w 01 ¦ fS < 1 ~~ 29 . 1 C • 29 . 0 ( 128 . 76 28 . 80 28 . 90 34 36 38 30 36 \ i 2 28 . 7 C 28 . GO 28 . 50 28 . 56 28 . 59 36 38 39 30 36 1 3 28 . 56 28 . 56 28 . 56 28 . 74 28 . 62 23 24 29 30 27 4 29 . 10 29 . 10 29 . 10 29 . 23 29 . 13 25 25 25 23 24 5 ¦ 29 . 30 29 . 30 29 . 09 29 . 05 29 . 18 21 22 25 26 23 6 : 29 . 2 ( 29 . 1228 . 9028 . 8629 . 02 27 29 32 30 29 7 29 . 00 28 . 96 28 . 90 29 . 17 29 . 03 18 23 11 5 14 8 : . 29 . 3 t 29 . 26 29 . 10 29 . 00 29 . 181 0 11 18 20 12 9 i 28 . 7 C 28 . 65 28 . 50 28 . 80 28 . 67 22 28 32 19 25 10 ; 29 . 06 i 9 . 0 C 29 . 0 P 29 . 20 29...

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A FODDERING BOX . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

A FODDERING BOX . BT B . W . BUTSW 5 TEP .. To ( lie Editors of the Prairie Farmer : If , as has been often and well said , lie who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before , is deserving of more honor than he who conquers fleets and armies , surely he who saves from waste and destruction a moiety of the production may justly lay claim to a share of the honor . Without any pretension to the honor of the invention , ( although I would rather be known as its discoverer than as the author of Presidential vetoes , ) I beg to introduce to the knowledge of such of your readers as are not already acquainted with it , the above very simple and very cheap contrivance for feeding hay to cattle ; as the best adapted to the purpose for which it is intended of any thing of the kind which has como under my observation . Not being acquainted with the rules of perspective , I am unable to make a drawing which will exhibit more than one side of my square box ; its construction ,...

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STOCK FEEDING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

STOCK FEEDING . DT WM . J . PHELPS . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : One of the first requisites to the production of good stock , is liberal feeding . As well may the farmer plant , and leave his corn to grow without cultivation , as to permit his stock to shift for themselves , withont feeding and care . Especially is this true of those animals valued principally , or entirely , for their fattening qualities ; as such animals , when once reduced to leanness and poverty , lose in a measure that aptitude to fatten which forms their chief excellence , and are afterwards fitted for the shambles , only at an increased expense . Hogs and cattle therefore should be well kept , being never suffered to decline for a single day , but constantly tending to an early maturity ; remaining on the farm only so long as may be necessary to a full developement of size and proportion ; and then giving place to others to be treated in like manner . In this way , with suitable care in the select...

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- . t ^ - > :. . " SUBSCRIBERS IN DU PAGE COUNTY , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

- . t ^ - > :. . SUBSCRIBERS IN DU PAGE COUNTY , & c . BY LEWIS ELLSWORTH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Enclosed you will find a list of thirty one subscribers ( with the ready ) to the fourth volume of the Prairie Farmer , which you will p lease forward as directed . Those to be sent to my store I wish forwarded as soon as published , as subscribers are not satisfied to wait a long time after its publication . The course that I have pursued in getting subscribers is to let each pay at the rale of ten dollars for thirteen copies . If they prefer to pay in grain , I take that , charging nothing for taking subscriptions and delivering the paper . It is my desire to see it find admission to the fireside of every farmer ia this western country . I believe it to be for the interest of not only the farmers but the whole country , to sustain an agricultural periodical published in their midst . Let practical men speak through it to their brother farmers , ...

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