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

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS BUTTER . Tins month and the next are the best months for making butter , and we desire again to urge upon our readers the necessity of so preparing it that they can have good the year round , both to sell and to eat . Spring butter is altogether better for winters use , if well packed , than that made in the winter ; and by packing it down well when large quantities are made , farmers would be saved the necessity of selling at 5 or 6 cts . per lb . In an old No . of the Cultivator we find the following judicious advice from the pen of the revered BUEL . PRESERVING BUTTER . —Believing that butter may be kept sweet and good , in our climate , almost any length of time , if properly made and well taken care of , in order to test the validity of this opinion , we had two pots put down , one in June and the other in August , 1834 , more than 20 months ago ; and on probing them with a iryer , while penning this article , the buiter is found perfectly sweet , and seems to...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ROTATION OF CROPS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

ROTATION OF CROPS . BY CHARLES POLLOCK . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : The principal object that every farmer ought to have in view is , how he can raise the most produce with the least labor . To do this he has got to carry on his business sytematically , and it is very necessary to have some experience . There are many who think it requires but little or no experience of their own or of others , for them lo go at the business and make it profitable . But many of that class have found themselves sadly mistaken within a few years back in this country . I can tell such ihat I have had twenty five years experience , and have not got through the book yet , but am still learning something every year . But I am wandering away from my subject . I believe it to be important to carry out the system of rotation as far as practicable . I think however it is not practicable in the present situation of the western country to carry it to that extent that it is in some places , as it is ...

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A . CHURCHILL NOT SMOKED OUT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

A . CHURCHILL NOT SMOKED OUT . Dear Sirs : It seems we have a new hand , a Mr . Harrow , who mourns desputl y over the loss of old friends . I was not aware before that I was considered a dead letter . I know not how to take Mr . H . ; he says that A . Churchill is smoked out . Whether he means that I am smoked out of the paper as we , when boys , used to smoke out woodchucks , or that I have smoked the contents out of my pipe , I am at a loss to , determine , but infer the latter , as my name appeared occasionally through the last volume . After a pipe has been smoked in for along time , it becomes so impregnated with ihe essentials of tobacco that by putting fire in the bowl and sucking away at the stem , all the important ends are answered . Therefore I believe I shall suck away at the old stem , whether the bowl has any contents or not . Probably there are more of us who arc sucking an empty pipe and not conscious of it ; for when smoking in the dark where we cannot see the fume...

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v ^""— TO RAISE THE LOCUST- [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

v ^— TO RAISE THE LOCUST- BT L . BOBBINS , JK . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I am sometimes astonished at the indifference manifested by many farmers , who have located on the prairie , to the subject of planting timber and shade trees , by their living year after year without making even a small beginning . Nothing adds more to the beauty of a prairie . plantation than groves of the yellow locust and young planted timber . And besides the beauty and lovely shade produced in the summer , when the sun pours his almost perpendicular rays upon us , I find that the growtli of five years makes a most admirable shelter from the fierce winler s driving blasts to both man and beast . To say nothing of the increased value of ones possessions by planting timber , the pleasure of ruminaiing under its shade , and the comfort produced in so short a time from iis amjile shelter , should induce cve * y prairie farmer forth with to commence the cultivation of limber . _ Procure the seed ,...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMEN'I [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENI EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION IN ILLINOIS . CONCERT of action among the friends of common schools being indispensable to successful effort , it is desirable they should convene to compare plans and harmonize conflicting views as far as possible . Legislators themselves need to confer together before the next , session of the legislature , not only to determine upon the course that shall be adopted , but to get their feelings more strongly enlisted in the cause . Otherwise the great majority will come together as heretofore , so completely engrossed with other matters that education will be neglected . The action of the next Illinois legislature is anticipated with deep anxiety , and it is believed the intelligent members will not consider recommendations of the people as disrespectful or dictatorial ; and we therefore suggest that a convention be held at Peoria on Wednesday the 9 th of October next , and that counties , towns , and settlements be invited to send dele...

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SCIIOOL-IIO USE ARCHITECTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

SCIIOOL-IIO USE ARCHITECTURE . ( Continued from page 69 . ) VENTILATION AND WARMING . —Ventilation and warming arc considered together , because they may be easily made to co-operate wiih each other in the production of health and comfort . It seems generally to have been forgotten , that a room , designed to accommodate fifty , one hundred , and , in some cases , two hundred persons , should be differently constructed from one intended for a common family of eight or ten only . In no other particular is this difference so essential as in regard lo ventilation . There is no such immediate , indispensable riecessary of life as fresh air . A man may live for days , endure great hardships , and even perform great labors , without food , without drink , or without sleep ; but deprive him of air for one minute , and all power of thought is extinct ; he becomes as incapable of any intellectual operation as a dead man , and in a few minutes more he is gone beyond resuscitation . Nor is thi...

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COMMON SCHOOLS vs . ACADEMIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

COMMON SCHOOLS vs . ACADEMIES . WITH usit has been for some time a question of serious consideration , whether academies , select schools and high schools afford desirable-facilities forschooling ; and whether popular education is on the whole promotedby them . Several objections present themselves , and we can sec no benefits which may not as well be secured by agood common school system . Some of the objections we will barely allude to . They are generally more expensive , and toeing supported independent of aid from the . State , children of poor parents will be unable-to attend . Being supposed to afford facilities for pursuing studies in the higher branches of education , they should be accessible to all who have made a certain progress . But oftentimes good scholars are excluded and blockheads admitted , because . ( lie , parents of one are poor and of the otner rich . Tin s , leads ; toanother objection , that Such schools create erroneous distinctions between children . Ah i...

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RUST IN WHEAT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

RUST IN WHEAT . BY A . CHURCHILL . To the Sugar Grove Farmers Institute : Eust in wheat is an epidemic . cutaneous disease . Miasma is probably the moving cause . Symptoms ^ a slight withered appearance , and minute black sjiots on the different parts of ihe plant . As ihe disease progresses , some of the spots enlarge and discharge a brown liquid , which soon dries to a powder . Those spots exhibit the character of ulcers ; for the discharge is from the first minute spots , which enlarge and spread under the outside skin , or cuticle . When one spot commences discharging , others in the immediate vicinity remain inactive , the discharge from one spot seeming sufficient to relieve that part of the plant . Why affect one field and not another ? Liebig says that a soil containing protoxide of iron will produce rusty wheat . I conceive that this peculiar oxide predisposes the wheat to take the disease . All plants and animals are moic liable to disease immediately after fructification ...

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FARNAM'S FORCING AND SUCTION PUMP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

FARNAMS FORCING AND SUCTION PUMP . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . WHILE at Springfield a short time since , we paid a visit to the shop of Messrs . Lewis and Tunison , for the purpose of learning more particularly of the construction and uses of the pumps manufactured by them . We have heard frequent inquiries made for some mode of raising water under difficult circumstances , and were desirous to know how far these difficulties were obviated b y these pumps . In the pumps made by Messrs . Lewis and Tunison , all the paraphernalia of cumbrous wood logs or even heavy cast iron tubes is dispensed with . The . pump is a compact affair , wholly of cast iron , excepting the valves , and will weigh from 30 to 40 lbs . exclusive of a small piston rod , connecting the valve with the handle—both of which are also of iron . The water is conducted to and from the chambers of the pump altogether by lead pipes ; . which being flexible , can be bent to suit circumstances . Every thing about them is of t...

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HORSE POWER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

HORSE POWER BY JAS . M . THOMAS . WE have the pleasure of presenting our readers herewith a cut of a horse power . It claims to possess some merits which have been much inquired for . These are , that it is cheap , not cumbersome , requires but few hands to tend it , and can be worked with one or two horses . Having never ourselves seen ihe machine we cannot vouch for its performance , and give it simpl y on the recommendation of its author . Of one thing we have been long certain , and have been fortified in the belief by conversation with others : That farmers of considerable means would do well to have in their possession and for their own use a good Horse Power . The amount of business that mighl be done wiih one , well fitted up and kept in good repair , it seems to us , would render the outlay one of the best of investments . All the thrashing , cutting of firewood , cutting of fodder for horses or other stock , if desirable , would be matters of course . A very great amount o...

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METEOROLOGICAL RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1844

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD From March 25 to April 24 , 1844 , kept at Cliicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon . 87 ° 35 , for the Mechanics Institute , by SILAS MEACHAM . Height of Barometer Thermometer , in inches and hun ths . external . Day | ^ 15 5 > 7 * of the Sun- | 9 o cl | 3 o cl 9 o cl g 1 . . = 5 month , rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . = < ^ ^ P K : I l __ u 2 as n o March 25 28 . 9028 . 8028 . 8048 . 86 38 ~ 10 40 37 3 S 7 < S 26 28 . 92 > 8 . 67 28 . 60 28 . 72 37 50 58 j 2 ^ 27 28 . 7 ( 128 . 58 28 . 40 28 . 36 43 48 54 15 47 > g () 28 : 28 . 3028 . 57 28 . 66 29 . 00 40 38 36 54 3- 5 , 29 29 . 12 29 . 0626 . 94 29 . 05 30 30 28 » C 8850 30 29 . 18 29 . 18 29 . 2 ( 129 . 34 o 7 n 3 . -, i 3 30 ? r . 31 29 . 3829 . 18 . 9 . 26 29 . 24 31 . 44 43 i 3 37 ^ Apnll 29 . 34 29 . 13 29 . 0 C 29 . 02 33 48 49 10 42 5 ( 2 29 . 08 29 . 00-i 8 . 8 l 28 90 47 63 68 . 6 58 . 5 ( 3 29 . 05 28 . 84 28 . 7128 . 78 48 65 73 &...

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

CHICAGO _ PRICES . Corrected , . April 27 , 1344 . PROVISIONS . $ as . $ els . Beef $ 100 2 25 . ® . 3 00 do . Mess ¦ Fbbl 5 .... ® . 5 50 do . Prime .. do 3 75 . © . 4 00 Pork 4 j > 100 2 50 . ® . 3 50 in demand do . Mesa .... -Pbbl © . 9 00 do . One hog ... do 7 06 . © . 7 50 Lard Fl » 6 . © .... 7 Butter do 12 . © ... 15 Cheese do 5 . ® 7 none in market BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine pbbl 3 50 . © . 3 75 do . fine ... do 8 00 . © . 3 25 do buckwheat F 100 1 50 . @ . 1 75 Corn meal Fbush 44 . © ... 50 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Fbush 68 . © .. . 70 do . spring , f bush .. 55 . © -.. 62 Oats do 26 . © ... 28 Barley .. do 25 . ® ... 30 Corn , shelled do 42 . © ... 45 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy ... Fbush 1 25 Blue Grass do noneRed Top do 1 50 Red Clover do 6 00 . © . 7 00 Whitedo 47 1 fi 75 none in maikct Flaxseed Fbush 85 . © ... 90 Tobacco seed Fpaper 12 Hemp Fbush 55 . ® ... 75 Millet do 50 German Panic Grass do 50 POULTRY . Geese 25 . © ... 37 Ducks 12...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 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 paper s published . Printed on good paper , with new type , and embellished with engravings . Its character has become established as being an eminentl y practical paper , owing chiefly to the large proportion of matter supplied by its able correspondents , most of whom are themselves farmers nearly three hundred in number , and residing in all parts of the West . Almost the entire western press pronounce it , for a farmer in the West , the best agricultural paper published . The _ contents in general as follows : Original correspondence ; Editorial articles ; Reviews of leading agricultural papers , presenting their more important parts ; Mechanical department of two pages ; Educational department of about two pages ; departments en...

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

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Acknowledgments and notices , Prospects of the wheat crop , 105 Live hedges , Spirit of the agricultural press , 108 Variety of productions , Rape seed , JQ ? Ashes and chip manure for trees , The eophcr , Thorn for hedges , 103 Prairie farm house , Address by Geo . Flower , Esq ., ° 109 Silk growing , 11 Q The preparation and use of manures , ni Description of picket fenein ? , jjg Wool-growing in the west , Wool of Bakewell sheep wanted , 113 Rusty wheat to be cut early & c , Disease of horses like glanders , 114 Physic for horses and cattle , Scab in horses , Diseases of ihcep , 115 To improve the quality of wheat , Ashes for horses and cattle , 115 The blood horse , jig Ditch and bank fence , The New Purchase , Iowa , 11 ? Breaking prairie , Wheat , Gophers , Culture of garden fruits , 118 Nursery in Walworth co . W . T ., ng Cucumber and other vines—manuring—soot , To label plants , 119 The garden , Preserving butter , ] 19 Candles ,...

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

EDITED BT JOHN S . WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . OFFICE , 1 . 12 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . i ^^ ——¦ MWM ^ M——iWMM—^—MM—^ WW ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following terms : for one square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , one dollar ; subsequent ones , seventy fire 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 linos . Cards of six lines 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 . , S 3 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 June 1844

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . SII . I . IMAN S JoiiitNAL . —We have received the last two Quaiterly Nos . of this standard woik . It is now upon its 46 th volume , having been published for twenty five years . During that time , although its existence has been once or twice hazarded in the vicissitudes of currency fluctuations , it has maintained the claims and character of American Science at home and abroad . Wo regret to perceive that it is obliged again to call upon itsfriends to aid in sustaining it by extending its subscription . For its terms , we refer to the Prospectus on our cover . Messrs . Sillimau s card will appear next month . We have received a catalogue of Illinois College , from Prof . Samuel Adams . The No . of medical students is 14 , seniors 8 , juniors 11 , sophomores 12 , freshmen 15 , and of those in the preparatory department 19 . The revulsions of the times have borne hard on the revenues of this institution , but we hope it will feel the return of better d...

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

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT COMMON SCHOOLS AT THE EAST AND WEST . THE progress of common school education in several of the eastern States ,. and in some of the cities and larger towns , is indeed most glorious . It would seem that the people were just awaking to the importance of the subject , as the basis of true republicanism . The education of the mass of the people is felt to be a matter with which the welfare of the State has something to do , and legislative action is considered not onl y suitable as an aid , but that it should so direct and control a $ to give the greatest efficiency 10 the system , and secure its benefits fc -the greatest number . And the . education of the heart as well as the head is regarded as having something to do with making men honest , and preparing them to fulfil the various duties of life . But to us in the West there is a sad drawback to the pleasure of contemplating the growing interest in popular education—that it is chiefly confined to the East , ...

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

SCHOOL-HOUSE ARCHITECTURE . KElOIlT OF HON . HOKACE MANN . VENTILATION AND WARMING . —( Conlinved from page 122 . )—In regard to this most immediate of all the necessaries of life , that arrangement would be perfect , which should introduce the life-sustaining air , just as fast as it should be wanted for breathing ; and , when breathed , should carry it off , not to be breathed again , until it should be renovated and purified in the laboratory of Nature . If one washes himself in running water , he will never dip up the same water a second time . So should it . be with the air we respire . An arrangement , producing this effect , is perfectly practicable and easy . According to Dr . Woodward , the Superintendant . of the Lunatic Hospital at Worcester , it appears , that fifty persons will consume the entire body of air in a room , thirty feet square and nine feet hig h , in about forty minutes . If , however , the room be perfectly tight , the air , once respired , will be partial...

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INDULGE THE CURIOSITY OP CHILDREN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 June 1844

INDULGE THE CURIOSITY OP CHILDREN . Suppress not their curiosity or inquisitiveness . It is no failing in or of itself . It is rather one of the stronger incentives and the most prominent means to become learned and wise . It is generally from ignorance and pride , indifference or a peevish disposition , that a man commands his children to be silent , or reproaches them for an improper and reprehensible curiosity when they inquire about , something , and are notsatified withthe first answer given then ) . They must : indeed learn and use prudence and discretion in the company of strangers who are present , not on their own account , but on that of their parents . But parents , guardians , and teachers Would neglect the best opportunity of their instruction , if they love their children or pupils , It will be their pleasure lo ansAver their questions ; not with a dry yes or no , but in such a manner , as will convey the information they desire and yield them satisfaction . Yes , they...

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

KANE COUNTY . AGRICULTURAL FAIR At n meeting of the * executive committee of the Kane County Agricultural Society it was resolved that its Cattle Show and Fair be held at Geneva , on Wednesday the 25 th of September , when the following list of premiums will be awarded and paid to the successful competitor b y the respective committees appointed for the purpose , viz : „ THE MOST PROFITABLY CONDUCTED FAB . M Committee—Edward W . Brewster , Thomas Judd , Thomas H . Thompson , and James Reynolds . Entrance fee for 1 st premium $ 3 ; 2 d , $ 2 ; 3 d , $ 1 . The society do not limit the committee as to the size of the farms allowed to compete—they will therefore personally examine . all farms that shall be offered—they will not be governed in their decision by the results of a single crop or the receipts of the current year ; but the whole course of farming adopted by the applicant . Each member of the commitee will receive applications until the first Monday in September , when they wi...

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