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

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT ( Fig . 3 . ) CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL HOUSES . In the Y . Y . District School Journal we find the annexed p lan and elevation of a school house . It is a tasteful building * one that would make a school district respected by the traveller , and is not expensive . The size may be larger than would be generally required , but that is easily altered . We shall commence in the next No . to give extracts from the report of Hon . HORACE MANN to the Legislature of Mass . upon the construction of school houses . The sparse settlements of the West render the erection of good , creditable school houses very difficult . Where there should be only one district , there are often three or four , causing a division of funds upon as many inferior structures , which united would build one good one . As a consequence we not only have miserable apologies for school houses , but also very inferior schools , the funds being insufficient to procure the employment of able teachers . ...

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THE SCHOOL IN THE —— NEIGHBORHOOD . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

THE SCHOOL IN THE —— NEIGHBORHOOD . ( For the Prairie Farmer . ) A NOBLF . piece of winter wheat is that of Squire Drill s , which was in sight of our East window . I wonder the editors of the Prairie Farmer could pass it in their several tours , without commendation . His neighbors owe him a vote of thanks , certainly , for bestowing upon them a glimpse of springs loveliness , amid the decay and desolation of autumn . There is a grove separating his farm from our immediate vicinity , and when the trees had put on their variegated habiliments , and only served to make out to us one dreary extent of brown prairie , divided by a crocked line of black road , dodging here , and there , and everywhere , to escape the slough holes , we had but to look through the grove where that same black wagon track was pushing its way , and lo ! all beyond was clothed with unfading verdure as far as the eye could reach , till it rested on Squire Drill s large new barn , where road and all seemed to te...

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THE SILK QUESTION SETTLED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

THE SILK QUESTION SETTLED . The testimony of One Hundred and Fifty Witnesses *—- The Report of the Proceedings of tlie Silk Convention held in New York , October 13 (/ i and Uth r 1843 . SUCH is the title of a pamphlet of about 80 pages , which has reached us from Messrs . Saxion cy Miles of New York . We have received no pamphlet during the season , which we regard with the interest that we do the one before us . Although many have supposed the silk question settled quite the other way from that in which it is claimed to be done in this volume—although many have supposed it buried and done for long ago , and its requiem sounded by the bursting of the multicaulis bubble—yet the evidence has been for some time accumulating before the eyes of observing men , that the silk business was getting a fast hold in the country as a production . That evidence is climaxed in the pamphlet before us . And here let us remark , that we regard the multicaulis speculation , although fraught , with di...

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THE WEATHER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

THE WEATHER THE season thus far has borne all the characteristics of an open , winter—being the very antipodes of the previous one . We have had but a very few inches of snow at any one time—but fot the most part have had a very ample supply of mud—and as a consequence , wet feet and colds have been at all times common . The American A griculturist reminds us , as we expected , of our prediction , and calls for our reasons . Our reasons for thinking there would be a cold instead of a mild winter , were not based on any very cherished philosophical theory , but upon the observation which we have often made , that several seasons much alike are apt to go together . There have been some severe winters not materially differing from each other , previous to the last . The six or seven winters previous to our leaving New England , though differing somewhat , were still of one order—very cold and snowy . Hence we regarded it as by no means improbable that the last winter might be the begin...

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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT CUKE FOR A FOUNDERED HOE . SE . —A correspondent of the Louisville Journal says that if a horse is foundered over night , he may be cured in three hours , if it is attended to in the morning . Take a pint of hog * lard and heat it boiling hot , and after cleaninghis hoof well and taking off his shoe , put his foot in the lard , and with a spoon apply it to all parts of the hoof as near the hair as possible . This he says he has tried for more than fifty years , and never known it fail . The application should be to the foot of each foundered limb . — O- ^ o - -- in . FILMS ON ANIJIALS EYES . —Perhaps all your readers do not know the easiest , as well as most effectual remedy for removing a film from the eye of an animal . It is simply to put a teaspoonful of molasses on the eye-ball . I have relieved oxen , horses , cows and sheep in this manner , and know of no other equal to it . —JV . E . Farmer . SPAVIN . —We see many horses that have a disease , in the gam...

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SPIIUT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PUESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

SPIIUT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PUESS . A CORRESPONDENT of the New England Farmer makes some judicious remarks in relation to the use of earthen ware for pickles . Several families have been poisoned b y eating apple butter kept in earthen pots . It is unsafe to put any thing that contains acid into earthen vessels for . keeping . The acid acts chemically on the glazing , extracting from it the lead which is one of its components , and imparting its poison to the contents . All articles of diet which contain an acid should be kept in wood , stone or glass vessels . This is not a new discovery , but an important truth . In the same paper we find a part of an address by Hon . Charles Hudson , in which are the following sentiments , which ate worthy of the attention of young persons particularly . The first obstacle in the way of agricultural improvement which I shall mention is the low estimate which has been put upon this calling . It has too often been regarded as an employment that requ...

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CHICAG 0 PRICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

CHICAG 0 PRICES . Corrected , Jan . 31 , 1344 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef . $ 100 1 50 . © . 2 50 do . Mess $ bbl 5 .... ® . do . Prime do 4 ® . Pork $ 100 2 00 . © . 3 50 in demand do . Mess $ 1 ) 01 © . 9 00 do . One hog do 7 50 . © . 8 00 Lard $ 11 ) 5 . ® 6 in demand . Butter do 12 . © ... 15 Cheese do 5 . ® 3 BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine $ bbl 3 25 . © . 3 50 do . fine do 3 00 . © . 3 25 do buckwheat $ 100 ® . l 50 Corn meal $ bush ® ... 44 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , $ bush 63 . ® ... 70 do . spring , $ bush 55 . ® ... 53 Oats do © ... 28 Barley do 25 . © ... 30 Corn , shelled do 42 . © ... 45 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy $ bush 1 00 Blue Grass do 2 00 Red Top do 1 50 Red Clover do 6 00 . © . 7 00 Whitedo $ 16 75 none in market Flaxseed $ bush 85 . © ... 90 Tobacco seed $ 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 F . s-srs ...

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~ = M ^> r CRAWFORD COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 February 1844

~ = M ^> r CRAWFORD COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . arc . ii . FITCH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : In September , 1842 , vie formed , in this county , an Agricultural Society , unon the principles of similar societies in the adjoining States , viz : for the improvement of the agricultural products , the better cultivation of the soil , and the enhancement of the farming interest generally . And on the 6 th and 7 th of October last , held our first Annual Fair on the farm of P . O . Wilson Esq ., one mile west of this place ; when , notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather , ( it having rained nearly all the first day ) a large concourse of the citizens of this and the adjoining counties—including many ladies—attended . We had a free barbecue on the occasion ; and the quantity , variety , and quality of stock and manufactures of different kinds exhibited . The interest awakened on the subject of agricultural and oilier improvements , nerved the founders and m...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER , Devoted to Western Agriculture , Mechanics , and Education . Published monthly at Chicago , Illinois , at $ 1 per annum . John S . Wright 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 the 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 tho entire western press pronounce it , for a farmer in tho West , . the best agricultural paper published . Tho contents in general as follows : Original correspondence ; Editorial articles ; Reviews of leading agricultural papers , presentihgthoir more important parts ; Mechanical department of two pages ; Educational department of about two pages , departments e...

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

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . To correspondents , Postage on the Prairie Farmer , 33 Meteorological table for January , Foddering box , 34 Stock feeding , Lamentations of Zack Harrow , 35 Subscribers in Du Page co ., Pickle for beef , & c ., Pumpkin pies , 36 Chicken salad , Elgin plow , Runaway horses , Indigo , 3 G The preparation and use of manure , 37 Management of a young orchard , 33 Strawberries , Root pruning , Chesnut trees , Peach trees , 39 Tobacco , hemp and wool vs . Wheat , corn and pork , 40 Observations in Michigan , Improvement , 41 Agricultural paper , roads , sheep , Corn alter turnips , Engravings , 42 Western manufacturing , . 42 Value of Berkshiie hogs for breeding , Currying cows , 43 Writing and Printing , Railroad Journal , Iron and steel , 44 Meteorological table for December , Hessian fly , 46 First year s culture , More ways than one to make money , 47 Pork , Largo hogs , - 48 Construction of school houses , 49 Tho school in the neighborhoo...

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

EDITED BY JOHN S . WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . OFFICE , 112 LAKK STREET , CHICAGO , ILIJNQIS . 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 each 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 . EP Payments for advertisements to be always in advance . For terms of the Prairie Farmer , see last page .

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . WE have received the first number of a paper published in New York by S . Fleet , called the New York Farmer and Mechanic . It is a fair-looking octavo , devoted as its name indicates . It dips a little into politics . Published at 118 Nassau street , at $ 1 pcryoar . We have been endeavoring to make a drawing of a gate latch which we saw at Ottawa , being the contrivance of Mr . David Sanborn of Peoria Co ., that we might give a cut of it ; but having no model before us , and being a poor draughtsman , wo have failed . Will Mr . Sanborn send us a cut . The Western Farmer and Gardener s Almanac for 1344 is received by us . It is a sizable pamphlet of 114 pages , containing a , great amount of practical matter . We sometimes hear of failures to get papers , a long time after they should be received . We intend to use the utmost exertions that there shall bo no mistakes on our part—still now and then ono is unavoidable . What we wish is , that we be notif...

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STOCK BREEDING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

STOCK BREEDING . To tho man who has paid practical attention to the subject of raising good stock , the nature of its benefits , above thoso of raising poor , are understood . The reasons of it ho can enumerate . This class of persons is , however , small . The greater number look ou from a greater distance ; and although they know that some animals keep fat better than others , and that a fat animal looks better than a loan one , tho reasons which are the base of its economy are not appreciated because they arc indistinct in the mind : they frequently cannot be stated in words , and the consequence is , as agonoral thing , that stock breeding is a more matter of chance or « m > venience . It will be remembered that a sale of American Beef took p lace in Liverpool , England , a short time since , when although the beef was put up in the best manner , and in the English fashion , it would only sell as a second rate article . Tho reason is probably such as would never have ...

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REPLY TO MR . HARDUP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

REPLY TO MR . HARDUP . BY M . I .. DUNLAI . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : In the last No . of the Prairie Farmer , is an article from a Mr . Hardup , whose difficulties you refer to your correspondents for a solution . As it is some months since I have written anything for your truly valuable paper , I will bear a hand and try to explain some of Mr . H . s difficulties , and assist him to get rid of his tale of woe . He says that his prairie was broken up in September ; to this he may lay most of his ill luck . The prairie grass has an animal top ; in August it has completed its growth ; at this time it lays up a stock of nutriment , to enable it to send out more blades on the opening of spring . The turning it over at this season , serves only to retard its growth ¦ for a short lime . The partial cultivation which it thus receives , enables the grass and weeds , which have a firm hold in the soil , to soon gain the mastery over the grain . The grass arid weeds in this case...

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SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . Berkshire Stogs and English Mutton . In answer to the inquiries of a correspondent , the editor of the Boston Cultivator brings serious charges against Berkshire hogs . Two years since , at a discussion at the State House , it was plainly shown that they were inferior ; being deceptive in their appearance , and not cutting up well * He says—We have made particular inquiry of provision dealers in Faneuil Hall Market , as to the value of Berkshire hogs and South Down mutton . They all give the same account of the Berkshire hogs ; that they are inferior to any other kind brought to this market , having too large a proportion of lean meat . The sides are nearly half lean . A Berkshire hog , say some dealers , weighing 400 pounds , will not cut more than half so thick in fat as other hogs of the same weight . Besides these objections , it is remarked by some that the flesh is more oily , and inferior in quality . They will not sell in this market for so...

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LA PORTP ( INDIANA ) COUNTY SHOW . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

LA PORTP ( INDIANA ) COUNTY SHOW . WE have this morning ( Feb . 8 , ) received , for the first , an account of this Cattle Show , which took place on the 12 th and 13 th of Oct . last . The list of premiums is highly creditable , and would indicate a very flourishing condition of the society . Tho following account of the show is from the La Porte Whig . The , fair taken all-in-all went off highly satisfactory . The day was . rather unpleasant , but notwiihstanding there was a large turnout of the ladies , which gave life and interest to the occasion , led by our splendid baud . The procession made an imposing appearance , and excited much interest . We are sorry to say that the out-door show of stock , horses , dec ., fell far short of the general expectation . It was especially to be regretted that not one sheep was on the ground , when it , was known that there were many highly respectable flocks of Merino and Saxony sheep in the county . It is to be hoped that the farmers will m...

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VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT FOUNDER . —The Western Farmer and Gardener says , that a handful of salt thrown into the manger of a horse when traveling—allowing him to stand five minutes and lick the same , is a certain preventive of founder . . LIME FOR HORSES AND CATTLE .- ? -A writer in the American Farmer recommends the giving of small quantities of lime to horses and cattle , as a preventive and cure for bots and murrain . Having a sick horse which he was unable to cure b y other means , he gave him a table spoonful of lime slaked , three times a week in his feed . After two weeks , the horse passed off bots in large quantities , and recovered . Bots put into lime died in forty eight hours . He feeds it to cattle by mixing it with their salt , and allowing them always to have access to it . Since he adopted this course he has lost no animal by murrain , though he lost many before . HORSES . —C W . Gooch , of Virginia , writing to the editor of the Southern Planter , says : The ordinary...

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PRIZE 1 S-S-AY [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

PRIZE 1 S-S-AY THE PREPARATION AND USE OF MANURES . UT WILKIS GATLOltn , Associute Editor of the Cultivator : ( Continued from page 38 . ) BONES . —Bones , ground or crushed , form another powerful manure ; and although but little used as yet in this country , there are some indications , such as the erection of mills for crushing them , that their use will soon become extensive , and our farmers be saved , the mortifying spectacle , so long witnessed here , of seeing ship loads of bones exported to- Europe ,- used by farmers there , and returned to us in the products of the soil . Col . St . Leger , of Wormsworth , was the first to iatroduce bone manuring into England , in 1115-, but it was many years before their value was fully understood ; and it was onl y in connection with the turnip culture , that they came into general use .. The manner in which bones-act as manure , and tbeirvalue , will be best seen by a statement of their constituents . The hones of the ox , according to ...

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BREAKING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

BREAKING . To Hie Editors of the Prairie Farmer : On page 72 of vol . iii . are a number of ^ questions that should have been answered before this time by some of your old correspondents . I am but- a young farmer , yet I have learned a little by experience , which I am willing to communicate . 1 st . Prairie Breaking . During the driest part of last summer I broke up 10 acres of smooth dry prairie . On tho part that I broke first the grass had been burned early in the season ; the sod cut smooth and turned well . That last broke , the fire had been over whilst breaking the first ; the roots of the grass were very strong , and although the plow was-kept very sharp , they gathered upon the share and coulter in such- a manner as to render it difficult to keep the plow in the ground . • I conclude that burning in a dry season , just before breaking , will render it a more difficult job . Plan of a Post and Rail Fence , that-will be less liable to get out of order and more readily repai...

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CONSTITUTION Q ! TUB CRAWFORD COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

CONSTITUTION Q ! TUB CRAWFORD COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . PREAMBLE . Agriculture being the very foundation of our national and individual prosperity and happiness , the mother of commerce and manufactures , and in our country at least the basis of all true independence—we will endeavor to elevate her to that hig h and dignified station she so richly deserves . We will cultivate ourselves or encourage others in cultivating all branches of domestic industry , and all such mechanical , chemical , and scientific experiments as shall tend to improve the husbandry of the State and this county in particular ; and aid the United Stales Agricultural Society in her admirable and laudable efforts to advance agriculture to such a state of perfection as will make our country the admiration of the world . CONSTITUTION . ARTICLE 1 . We the subscribers , citizens of Crawford county and State of Illinois , agree lo form ourselves into an association to be styled the Crawford County Agricultural So...

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