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THE PAPER . ORCHARDS . HARDUF'S FAILURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

THE PAPER . ORCHARDS . HARDUFS FAILURE . BY SAMUEL T . M KKAN . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : After a long silence I have set me down to write you a few lines . As I am unwilling to believe myself , or have others so think , that ingratitude forms any part of the composition of my nature , I feel disposed to apologize for not oftner remembering you by way of correspondence . My only apology for not writing to you more frequent , is my almost continual absence from home on business that required my whole attention . Consequently , the small part of the time I have been at home , has been necessarily spent in straightening things there . I will observe however that although my time has been thus occupied , I have been an attentive and interested reader of the Prairie Farmer ; and I can assure you that no paper that comes under my roof ( and we have four besides ) is a more welcome visitor . I wish I could excite the in terest that the paper is worthy of , among the farmers in...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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BLACK OR YELLOW LOCUST . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

BLACK OR YELLOW LOCUST . Br ABRAHAM SMITH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : However much I may esteem the works of Dr . Knapp on arboriculture , I must beg leave to dissent from some of his views on the black locust . He cannot recommend it to the Illinois farmer , and assigns for reasons , in part , that it is forever throwing up shoots , and can never be exterminated . —• How strangely men will differ t it so happens that those very qualities which the doctor enumerates among his objections , I would consider recommending qualities . If pur native forests were of a kind of timber foreve ^ throwing up shoots , instead of when once cut off , done , it is evident that one acre of timber of that quality would afford more fencing material than several acres of oak and walnut . Besides the above named objections of Dr . Knapp , there is another quality , peculiar to the locust and a few other species of timber , which I think should recommend the black locust to every planter whe...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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A RIDE ON OLD DICK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

A RIDE ON OLD DICK . BY ZACH HARROW . COME Old Dick , we will try another ride—but none of your pacing rhyme this time ; you have the string-halt , and make some steps longer than others . Let us see who will take the Prairie Farmer this year . Here is neighbor Saveall . Harrow . Good morning , Mr . Saveall , you seem to be stirring ; how do you get on with your stock this winter ? Saveall . Not very well ; cattle wont eat their hay clean , and the hogs eat all my corn , and still get poor . II . And can t you account for that ? Sa . Why—no—only it may be that it is because the ground is bare . H . For one dollar you mig ht have known all about it , and saved yourself much loss of time and feed . Sa . How so ? I would g ive five dollars to know how to make my hogs do as well on as little as some of my neighbors . H . For five dollars you might know all that and much more that is worth knowing . Just subscribe for the Prairie Farmer , buy the back numbers , and you will find out all ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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MY FURTHER EXPERIENCE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

MY FURTHER EXPERIENCE . Messrs . Editors : Your Prairie Farmer has just come to hand . In looking over its confenst , I was surprised to find mv communication in it and turned over to your corresnondents for an answer , instead of a personal letter from yourself . I cannot say that I blame you , as I presume you were too much engaged otherwise to attend to me ; but at the same time I should have preferred to hear from the boss himself . ¦ In the spring of A . D . 1841 , as soon as the frost was out of the ground , I commenced plowing , and putting in my crops ; and . as I had forty acres to put in with one team , to forward business , made wide furrows and got along as fast as possible . The turf was but little rotted , which made hard work for the team . Put twenty acres into wheat , ten to oats , nine to corn , and the romaioujg one to potatoes . Sowed one bushel of wheat to the acre : as the ground was rough , considerable seed was left partially covered ; and the flocks of small...

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SOD FENCE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

SOD FENCE . II JOSKPH INGHAM . FROM a Report made to the Sugar Grove Institute on the subject of sod fence , we extract the following . This report was received some time since , but was for a time crowded but b y a press of matter , and mislaid . Now , gentlemen , I will endeavor to tell you what kind of a sod fence I think will answer the purpose : It is to be made with C . K > B artlett s fencing , machine , for which he obtained a patent at Washington in March , 1842 . _ The fence to be made by turning two furrows together with the grass sides out , three and a half feet high and four feet thick , with a ditch . on each side 2 feet deep and 34 wide ; this the machine will do . If it be objected that the ditches are not deep enough , I propose to lower them orie foot with the spade , and throw the earth into the centre of the two furrows . This will give a fence , from the bottom of the ditch to the top of the ridge , six and a half feet high . You are all probably awa...

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

ORCHARD AND GARDEN ORCHARDS . It CHARLES STARR . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : As fruit-grow-ing is likely to be one among the many profitable avocations of the farmer in northern Illinois , perhaps a hint or two might be of service to those who have had less experience than myself . Northern Illinois is , in my opinion , calculated to be one of the best regions in America , for apples and pears . Farther north , they will not come to so good perfection ; and farther south , they will not possess those keeping qualities so necessary for marketing . I have sold many hundred barrels of apples , grown in Cornwallis , at the head of the Bay of Fundy , for a West India market , when the same kinds grown in New York and Massachusetts could not be sold at all , for that purpose , in consequence of their non-keeping qualities . _ This evil I think will be remedied in all the Lake region of Illinois ; and there will be an abundant market down the river to the southern States . From ...

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IMPROVING SEEDLING FRUIT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

IMPROVING SEEDLING FRUIT . M S . 1 . KNATP . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I notice in the first No . of your fourth volume an excellent article by E . S . L . Richardson Esq . on the method of improving seedling fruit ; and I wish to be permitted to say that abundant testimony coming under my own observation , goes to prove that seedling fruit is best improved by a resort to ; sucker planting , as follows : After seedling trees begin to bear fruit , take note of the best , and early in the spring twitch off the suckers from the roots of such trees and set them out . The fruit from these scions will partake of the character of that from the parent trees , but will be a thousand fold improved in quality , as to flavor , & c—will be larger , fairer , and the next thing in the world to engrafted fruit of the best kinds . Repeated observation confirms this as a law of nature ; and I am satisfied that by its observance the melioration of the rough and uncertain quali...

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GRAPE CULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

GRAPE CULTURE . WE have heard ; it . remarked within a little time by a gentleman who has experimented considerably in fruit culture , that at the West so much good fruit of any other kind could not probably be produced with the same labor and expense as of grapes . Many are not perhaps aware that there is a very great increase of attention to the growing of vines in the United States within a few years . The main amount of the business is confined to a few districts , but more or less attention is paid to it throughout the country . The emigration from the vine-growing districts . of Germany has done much to introduce the business among us . The Cincinnati Atlas informs us that in the county of Hamilton , Ohio , there are about 300 acres devoted to grape culture , of which more than 80 acres belong to one individual . The vine dressers are Germans , from the valley of the Rhine . A Mr . Mottier in that vicinity produced during the last season , from about four acres , 1100 gallons ...

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THE GOPHER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

THE GOPHER . Mr Editor : Since I became a subscriber to the mine Farmer , I have searched each successive . number , in the hope of finding something as lo the best method of preventing the destruction of growing corn by the gopher , but have met with nothing on the subject , perhaps the ^ reature does not exist among our Sucker neighbors ; if so , I heartily congratulate them on their exemption from the ravages of m ? s beautiful but very destructive little nmtnt . The Sier commences almost at the heels of the planter , and S his operations until the seed is rotten in the ground . La season whole fields were entirely destroyed , while very few in our Territory were whollyexempt from injury . A short corn crop is a -great - cala ! Wf ° the fal ™ r ] ^ cahan abunda . it crop of other gra ns fully compensate for its lo * s or failure . It was truly said by an old and ^ very success ^ farmer , that the corn crop governed , and that Sv or scarcity were in exact proportion to . it . , .....

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

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT LARGE VJ . SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS . AT this early day-we desire -to draw attention to the importance of laying off large school districts . in the West . This distriqtir ) £ , is r a feature of . prime importance in a system of . education ; for let a region be so cut up . as to . make scliools small , rendering the means inadequate to support teachersby dividing them arnong too many , and a system good in other respects would be almost powerless there . Too-much regard is paid : to individual accomodation ,. and tke effect . upon schools alreadyestablishcdof laying off one or-two more districts in a township , in accordance-with-the . petitiqns of lho ? e who desire schools more immediately in i their own neighborhood , is not rightly considered . We . conceive those having the control of districting and of locating school- ; houses , are to look with . a single eye to the public good . They have no right to . regard personal convenience , apy mpre ( han in l...

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SCHOOL HOUSE ARCHITECTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

SCHOOL HOUSE ARCHITECTURE . THIS is a subject of prime importance ; and though to very many readers it may not be as interesting as something else , yet they will see the value of this kind of information to others , and will consent that a small space in each No . shall be thus occupied . We have examined numerous works to find the best information upon school house architecture , and can find nothing that seems so practical as the report of Hon . HORACE MANN to the Board of Education of Massachusetts , and we shall publish most of it , leaving out parts not absolutely essential here . t As long ago as 1832 , it was said by the Board of Censors of the American Institute of Instruction , that if we were called upon to name the most prominent defects in the schools of our country , —that which contributes most , directly and indirectly , to retard the progress of public education , and which most loudly calls for a prompt and thorough reform , it would be the want . of spacious and c...

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1 - •¦<?¦»>¦ SCHOOL DISCIPLINE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

1 - •¦&amp;lt;?¦»&amp;gt;¦ SCHOOL DISCIPLINE . THE Marietta ( Ohio ) school is said lo be one of the very best in the United States ; and Mr . DWIGHT , editor of the New York District School Journal , wrote to Mr . SLOCOMB of Marietta to procure from Mr . SCOTT , the teacher , an account of his system of discipline , &amp;amp; c . Mr . Slocomb says Mr . Scott manifested some reluctance , on account of the impossibility of spreading on paper the whole system , but finally gave him the following letter , which is worthy of attentive consideration from every teacher , and every school examiner . t MR . SLOCOMB—Dear Sir—You ask my views upon school government , and wish to know how I discipline and instruct my pupils . Knowing you to have been many years successfully engaged in teaching , and that you still feel a lively interest in whatever may conduce to the advancement of education , I most cheerfully comply , trusting , at the same time , you will expect no more than a m...

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SELF CULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

SELF CULTURE . BY WM . B . WEST . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : It is a well known maxim that whoever has successfully strove to better the condition of society , whether in a social , moral , or religious point bf view , is a benefactor to his country , and deserves from posterity the name of a true patriot and a good man . I consider the man equally deserving , who is engaged in the cause of education . We are bound to be grateful to the wisdom of the national government , for its munificent donations for the cause of education in this country . It is a good omen for the best interests of mankind , that men are heard pleading—not for better circumstances , not for fairer objects , hot for legislativechanges—as things which are most essential—but for awakened perceptions , and for cultivated faculties . Channing bas observed that self cultivation is practical—as it pro poses as one of its chief ends— -to fit us for action , to make us efficient in whatever we undertake , t...

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FENCING THE PRAIRIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

FENCING THE PRAIRIES . ( Fig . 7 . ) BY JAMES T . GIFFORD . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : When a new settler makes a beginning on the prairie , the first object that calls for his attention is fencing . And the first objection raised by an eastern man to the prairies of the West is , that there is not sufficient timber for fencing . Much of this land must lie unoccupied for generations for want of fencing . Now , Messrs . Editors , I am about to submit a plan b y which the amount of timber we now have may be made to go much farther , and also by which good fence may be made of timber raised from the . seed , or transplanted , in a few years . Having tried several experiments within the last five years , with a view to make the greatest amount of good fencv- from a given quantity , of timber , and that with the least labor ; I have concluded that the following plan of construction , illustrated by the accpmpanying _ model , on the scale of one and a half inches to the foot ,...

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CUTTING WHEAT EARLY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

CUTTING WHEAT EARLY . BY GEO . F . WRIGHT . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : As the subject of cutting wheatin a raw or green state , is receiving a good deal of attention at this time , I will give you what little experience I have on the subject . Sowed one acre of spring wheat on the 26 th of April , ground very wet , and got in in had order ; but grew with the appearance of a middling crop . About the 1 st of August the blackbirds began to pick it considerable ; and on the 10 th , I cut it in quite a green state , and all supposed it would be very much shrunk . I raked and bound it on the 11 th , and stacked it on the 14 th ; and on the 17 th and 18 th ( January ) inst ., threshed it with flail , and was agreeabl y disappointed to find it a very fine , plump berry , easy to thresh—and the straw is eaten b y my cattle with as mtich avidity as hay . As spring wheat is apt to shrink in this quarter , I hope earl y cutting mayprove a remedy . , I shall try it again this season...

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SILK CULTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

SILK CULTURE . THE quantity of silk raised in the United States in the year 1840 , as reported by the last census , was 379 , 272 lbs ., worth , at $ 5 per . lb ., $ 1 * 896 , 360 . It is probable that the quantity produced in 1843 would not fall much short of twice that amount— $ 3 , 792 , 720 . Whether the increase is as large as that or not , it cannot be doubted that it is great . It will probably be still more rapid for a few years to come , as a very great impulse has been given it , by the better success which has attended its culture the past year . Last month we gave our readers some of the results of these efforts , as reported to the Silk Convention of October . We have since looked through the report more carefully , for the purpose of giving more in detail the facts brought to light in it . Our object is , to present such a statement of the progress made in the silk culture , and of the facts ascertained concerning it , that those who are about turning their attention t...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER MARCH , 184 4 OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . LIWIS E LLSWORTH , of Du Page Co . President . SETH W ASHBURN , of Lake , , WILLIAM VAN ORSDELL , of McIIenry , SIIEPARD JOHNSTON , of Kane , JOSEPH VIAL , ofCook , I Vice Presidents SAMUEL G OODRICH , of Du Page , ( ROBERT S TRONG , of Will , JAMES MCCLELLAN , of Kendall , , of La Salle , M . H . DEMMONIJ , of Will , Treasurer . M . L . D UNLAF , of Cook , Recording Secretary . E . W . B REWSTER , of Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

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CRUELTY TO ANIMALS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS . IN the Northern Light for January , we find an address of Professor OLMSTED , delivered before the Agricultural Society of New Haven , at its Show , September 29 , 1843 . This address has yielded us so much pleasure , that we have concluded to give it more than a passing notice . The subject of Professor Olmsted may strike some as singular , but it will be because its importance is overlooked . It is , The Use and Abuse of Laboring Animals . We shall be glad if this address succeeds in any measure in calling attention to the evils it points out ; for we have long felt that if . the needless suffering inflicted upon animals could be estimated , the computation would astonish the . most indifferent . We never travel by stage , without falling in with drivers who , either to gratify a ; brutal disposition , or perhaps a pique against some horse in the team , or merely to show a little skill in the use of the whip , keep us in continual pain by needless abuse , of t...

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

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS ICE . —Ice for family use in the sultry days of midsummer has been commonly esteemed a luxury ; but when a family has enjoyed it for a season , it becomes at once a necessary . In our opinion it is a very cheap one too . The expense of an ice house is very small ; and the cost of putting up enough to supply a family , is far fiom large . Ice should be put up when perfectly frozen—thus stored it will keep far better than when put up partially thawed . An ice house maybe built above ground in any location . It should be constructed with a double wall throughout , and the space between the walls filled with charcoal , chaff , or dry saw-dust . The floor should be so constructed that it can drain ; and the entrance should be at the top . The ice also should be separated from the building on the inside by straw . Let the ice be put in in cold weather , and if water be poured over it , and allowed to freeze into a solid mass , it will keep the better . ^ ftjf * From the ...

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RECIPE FOR COLORING BLUE . ; ; [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

RECIPE FOR COLORING BLUE . ; ; BY L . ELLSWORTH . : . . - TAKE two bushels purslain , ( Portulaca ) known as pusley , which grows in our gardens in abundance ; add a sufficient , quantity of water to cover it when pressed down into the kettle , and boil until thoroughly cooked ; then ; strain off the liquor : also one pound of ground logwood , boiled separately ; dissolve one quarterof a pound of altirh in a sufficient quantity of water to cover four pounds of wool or cloth ; then boil the wool or cloth in the alum Water two hours ; then add . the purslain liquor and the logwood s and boil two hours more . When , the article is first taken . from the dye it will have a purple . hue , butwill soon , turn-to a handspme blue , on being exposed to the air . The quantity may be increased or diminished as required—observing the above proportions . The cost , is as follows : .. , 2 bushels purslain , ,.. ... , • $ 0 . 00 , , . ., ¦ ¦ .,.., • - 1 lb . logwood , ... ,, ,. . 05 ,, i . alum , ...

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