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

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Acknowledgments and notices , 129 Common schools at the east and west , School bouse architecture , 130 Indulge the curiosity of children , Exposure to the air , 131 Kane county agricultural fair , Asparagus , 132 Answer to Mr . Crocker s inquiries , Merino sheep , 133 Culture of rape , Bots in horses , Remedies for disorders in cattle , 134 Smut in wheat , Plowing in green crops , My growth , 135 Parental instruction , Thorn hedge , Straw for bridges , 135 Cutting wheat early , Mixed wheat , An insect trap , 136 Obituary notice of Willis Gaylorel , 137 Agricultural lectures , Ladder fence , Timothy , wool , locust , 138 Portable grist mill , Dandelion , Means of improvement , 138 Early prairie breaking , Raising silk , 139 Silk—No . of crops in a season , Spring wheat , Weeds , 140 English double harrow , Washing wool , Agricultural address , 141 The preparation and use of manures , 142 The beech tree , Choice of vegetables , Cucumbers , 143 Graftin...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

K D IT E D 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 each additional square . A square contains twelve lines . 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 . 03 ° Payments for advertisements to be always in advance . For terms of the Prairie Farmer , see last page .

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CROPS AND THE SEASON . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

CROPS AND THE SEASON . Notwithstanding the immense rains that have kept the low and level grounds inundated for a long time past , the season is much more forward than the last . The early and beautiful spring gave an impetus to vegetation which will be felt all the summer . The corn crop is , wo learn , upon dry ground , doing tolerably well , but the prospect on the whole is quite poor . Much of it had to be planted twice or three times , and the squirrels have in some sections been very destructive . Those who had their corn planted , and up , before the rains came on , have had no reason to regret it . We are more and more convinced , that the best time to plant corn is , as soon as it can be got up out of the ground . The wheat crop is luxuriant , hut has suffered severely in Michigan and various sections of Indiana and Illinois from the fly . In Wisconsin and Iowa wo have not heard of its appearance . Its intrusions , wherever discovered , should bo met with the most thorough ...

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . From the Hon . H . L . Ellsworth we have received the List of Patents for 1343 . It contains also the names and residences of the patentees , together with a list of patents expired in 1843 . Productive Farming : A Familiar Digest of the Recent Discoveries of Liebig , Johnston , and other celebrated writers on Vegetable Chemistry : by Joseph A . Smith . For sale by David Appleton & Co . of New York and by S . F . Gale of this city . This work is an endeavor to place before farmers the discoveries of the authors above named in a simple , intelligible manner , divested as far as practicable of all technical terms . The compiler has succeeded very satisfactorily , and the work is well worth the cost , 31 J cents . Mothers of England—their influence and responsibility : by Mrs . Ellis . Mrs . Ellis is an author well known in this country ; and her advice to the mothers of England is as applicable to mothers of America . Appleton , New York , S ....

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

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS Fo the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : It was on a beautiful afternoon more than a month ago that I sat down Jo write a letter for the Prairie Farmer ; and when I placed , a little stand before the window , took my pen and wrote—To tire Editors of Prairie Farmer , I thought they would forthwith receive an article on cheese-making ; hut the air . came rolling in so sweet with the melody of birds and the perfume of flowers , telling me such fine tales of the bri ght green woods and the flower-spread prairies , that ere I was aware I had sallied into an outbreak on the loveliness of spring , quite forgetting all about the cheese and its making . J did not send you that letter , for I remembered such topics were illy fitted for tlie pages of an agricultural journal , and that you , Messrs . Editors , conjure your correspondents to be practical . Checsc-maldng . Experienced cheese makers and managers of large dairies will probably derive no benefit from any thing I can ...

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

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION AT PEOKIA . Having conferred with several influential persons concerning the holding of a common sclraol contention , all of whom strongly advocate trie measure , and the newspaper press having generally spoken favorably of the plan , we have determined to isstie notice , that a convention of the friends of education will be heW at Peorfa , coffimnezaeijig on Wednesday evening the ninth day of October next ! . Counties , towns , and settlements sice reqinestefl to seat ? delegates , and teachers and all friend s of education are mios *! earnestly solicited to attend and take part in- the st eliberations . We consider this a most important movement , anil ! it » results will operate powerfully upon the causes of educa tion in Illinois , for years to come . If the attendance shall be large , and the deliberations marked with wisdom and prudence , it will cause the legislation necessary to the establishing of a good common school system , a...

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

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT GARGET , OR THE DOWNFALL t . \ THE UDDER or Cows . This is a disease of the utmost consequence to the owners of neat cattle . Young cows in hi gh condition are most liable to it , especially at the time of calving . Such as are aged are chiefly subject to it during hot and sultry weather , particularly those that are fattened for the shambles ; when this is the case , the loss is considerable , for a summers keep is generally thrown away . This disorder malts its appearance in one or mote quarters of the udder , which become swollen , hard , hotter than usual , and painful when pressed . If the patient is a milch cow , the ( secretion of milk is lessened , and mingled with blood , pus , and corruption . At other limes the flow of milk is totally stopped , and the tumefied quarter proceeds to a state of suppuration . It not unfrequentl y happens that the hind extremities , at the same time , become swollen and inflamed , especially about the hip joint , hock , a...

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SWEEPSTAKES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

SWEEPSTAKES . To the Committee of the Kane County Agricultural Fair : I see by the June No . of the Prairie Farmer that the above committee have made no provision for the threshing machine makers , which by the by are ; rather numerous about these diggings . I wish therefore to bring them into notice by offering a sweepstakes of $ 10 , one half to be paid to the successful competitor and the other half to ; bepaid into the treasury of the Society lor a premium on threshing machines in 1845 . The conditions of the above are , the horse-power and machine best constructed for the farmers of northern Illinois . The committee the same as on plows . Those wishing to compete must give notice to the committee on fairs by . the 20 th of August , and the money be paid on the morning of the fair . PMLO SYLLA . Elgin , June 17 , 1844 .

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tmidN AfcUllCtil / TtiltAt SOCIETY [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

tmidN AfcUllCtil / TtiltAt SOCIETY At a tweeting of the UriioW Agricultural Society ,- held at Juliet , agreeable to previous notice , May 22 ,-1844 , Lewis Ellsworth , President , in the chair , L . Meachairi was appointed Secretary pro tem ., and Charles Demmond and James McClelan were appointed to fill vacancies in the Committee on Fairs . On motion , the meeting adjourned till 7 £ oclock , P . M . Society met agreeable to adjournment and proceeded to appoint viewing committees to award premiums at the next Fair and Cattle Show . On motion meeting adjourned till 8 o clock to-morrow morning . May 23 . Met pursuant to adjournment and appointed M . H . Demmond and L . Meacham to fill vacancies in the Committee to draft and report a Constitution and By-Laws for the regulation of the Society . The said Committee reported a Constitution and ByLaws . Voted , That the Report be accepted , and the Committee be discharged . The Constitution and By-Laws were then taken up , and after some d...

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PRIZE ESSAY [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

PRIZE ESSAY THE PREPARATION AND USE OF MANURES . lir WILMS GA . YT . OUr ) , Laic Associate Editor of the Albany Cultivator , ( Concluded from puge 143 . ) PREPARATION AND USE OF STABLE M ANURES . —As the common fanner must always rely on stable or farmyard manure , as his principal means of fertilization and renovation of his soils , it is to these , to their preparation and use , that his attention must be principally directed . It is an important question for him to decide , whether he should apply his manure in a long state , that is , apply it fresh from his stables and yards before undergoing decomposition , or let it remain until the litter and straw has fermented and become rotten , before using it . Some remarks on this topic have been made in the preceding pages , when treating of such manures , but its importance will justify their extension in this place . It has been said that rotted manure contains more geinc or humus , weight for weight , than unrolled or fresh manure...

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CLOVEK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

CLOVEK . The Plough Boy , published at Mt . Carmel , 111 . has the following communication from one who signs himself Farmer . Its suggestions are worthy of attention , not onl y in the section where it was written , but throughout the West . We believe that clover ought to be an attendant on wheat and all other exhausting crops , as one of tho best renovators to be found . The other clay I found a bunch of clover and on examining the root , I found . it at the surface of the ground about the thickness of a mans thumb , and it penetrated to the depth of 18 inches below the surface of the ground . Now had I not known or heard that the cultivation of clover was beneficial to the soil , this alone would have convinced me that it must be so ; because it is reasonable to suppose that a grass that penetrates so deep and has such large roots , must have a tendency to loosen the soil and draw its fertilizing properties to the surface . While some grasses , such as timothy and blue-grass , h...

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MERIJJO SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

MERIJJO SHEEP . ( Continued from page 134 . J I SHALL now call your attention to the first introduction of them into the United States . Soon after ( lie accession of Mr . Jefferson to the Presidency , Chancellor Livingston was appointed Minister to France ; and in 1801 or 1802 he obtained from that Government three or four Merinoes of the Rambouillct flock , which he sent to New York and put on one of his farms . This flock was obtained by the King of France from the King of Spain , and were undoubtedly pure blooded sheep . A little before General Humphreys left Spain , he was enabled to get two hundred sheep from Spain into Portugal , and they were sent to Figueira , at : the mouth of the Mondego , and thence shipped to the United States . From what flock he obtained them I never could learn , though I inquired a number of times ; but as Spanish Estramadura and Leon border on Portugal from 38 deg . of latitude to the northern boundary of Portugal , and as no other than the Leonesa...

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LETTER FROM MR . IIARDUP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

LETTER FROM MR . IIARDUP . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Perhaps you may think that I have forgotten to fulfil my promise ; my principal reason for not doing so was , that I find there arc more or less individuals in almost every neig hborhood whose experience is similar to mine , and that in many cases thcy _ have been accused by their moie successful neighbors of writing their failures , thereby exposing their ignorance of farming , and besides making a small mistake as regards the signature , only putting my name instead of theirs . I do not expect to gain many laurels in exposing myself to the criticisms of every farmer . My object was to obtain information , and to point out to others the course that I pursued , that they mig ht avoid the like disappointments . I hope I shall not hear any more complaints of this kind , as I like to have the credit of what I write , myself . Gentlemen who have kindly g iven me advice through the Farmer , will please accept my thanks . I...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER JULY , 1844 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . . . LEWIS . ELLSWORTH , of Du Pago Co . President . SETH WASHBURN , of Lake , ~ \ WILLIAM VAN ORSIJELL , of McHonry , SHEPARD JOHNSTON , of Kane , JOSEPH VIAL , of Cook I Vice Presidents . SAMUEL GOODRICH , of Du Pago , ROBERT STRONG , of Will , JAMES MCCLELLAN , of Kendall , , of La Salle , M . H . DEMMOND , of Will , Treasurer . M . L . DUNLAP , of Cook , Recording Secretary . E . W . BREWSTER , of Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

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FINE WOOL ON FAT SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

FINE WOOL ON FAT SHEEP . clear and distinct . Let him pursue each by its appropriate means ; and never suppose that he can attain both by the same means . It is not . our purpose at present to give any rules for pursuing one or the other . We wore put in mind of this subject by an article in the Boston Cultivator , b y Edwin Maynard , in which he enforces similar views , relating to the expectation which some have , that they can produce fine wool on fat sheep . Mutton cannot at present be much of an object with us , on account of our distance from a large market—yet the error may be run into easily enough among us , of choosing sheep with reference to beauty of form , while fine wool is the object which the farmer has in view . Whilst we recollect that the buck gives character to the fleece , there can be no great difficulty about it , provided the object be fully before the mind . But on this point wo will let Mr . Maynard speak . Now , in my humble opinion , and in prospect of ra...

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To THOSE HAVING IMPLEMENTS OR PRODUCTS PARTIC- [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

To THOSE HAVING IMPLEMENTS OR PRODUCTS PARTIC- ULARLY FOR THE AGRICULTURAL PUBLIC . —Engaged as we are in editing a journal devoted to the farming interest , it is not strange that those wishing to procure information upon a great variety of matters which concern the agricultural public , should regard us as in some measure repositories of that information . Consequently , very frequent inquiries are addressed to us by those wishing to procure farming implements , seeds , shrubs , or other things , to know where or how they may be procured . Persons newly arrived in the country , or those living at a distance and not having access to such information as they need , have no resource but to make those inquiries . We are always glad to answer them as far as in our power , and are willing to be at some trouble to gain the necessary information to do it . But those who have implements or products of the kind indicated , to dispose of , are not so ready to communicate the information to u...

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MULES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

MULES . WE take the following from an extract from Skinner s Essay on the mule , which we find in the Farmers Cabinet . The work itself we have never seen . Notwithstanding the Yankee prejudice against this animal , we believe it mi ght be substituted for the horse in a great variety of cases with decided profit . We wore told a short time since by a gentleman from Virginia who had been engaged in raising them all his life that on the score of profit there could be no parallel . As to their stubbornness of temper , which is so much urged as an objection , wc believe it is frequently heightened by the treatment they receive . They are very commonly suffered to run wild till they are grown , and under such circumstances it is not strange that they should evince some preference for their own will . Still we are told that a mule which can be broken at all , can be rendered tractable in a day . The mule is an animal of much more sagacity than he commonly gets credit for . In Missouri it ...

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MR . ELLSWORTH'S REPORT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

MR . ELLSWORTHS REPORT . Crops of Illinois . Mr . Ellsworth estimates in his Report , the crops for the State of Illinois for 1843 as follows : Grain in bushels ; wheat , 4 , 829 , 182 ; barley , 84 , 033 ; oats , 8 , 039 , 231 ; rye , 124 , 237 ; buckwheat , 79 , 326 ; Indian corn , 32 , 760 , 434 ; potatoes , 3 , 867 , 661 . Tons of hay , 280 , 383 . In pounds ; flax and hemp , 2 , 879 ; tobacco , 965 , 260 ; cotton , 214 , 007 ; rice , 732 ; silk , 3 , 400 ; sugar , 412 , 303 . — Gallons of wine , 11 , 432 . There is not a commodity estimated , of which Illinois does not produce in some degree . As this is a mere estimate , however , it is liable to be more or less erroneous . For instance , flax and hemp are undoubtedly far too low . Still it is a calculation near enough for most purposes . Science as an did to Agriculture . The meaning of Science is Knowledge . Knowledge is useful , because it enables us to do what we could not do without it . The more we know , then , if we ha...

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A TRIP SOUTH . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

A TRIP SOUTH . Hemp . We were not before aware that in the State of Illnois so general attention had been turned to this article ; but almost every where we saw larger or smaller quantities set up in stocks , awaiting its dressing . The greatest part is dew-rotted . Fears for health , or the extra trouble of breaking , or want of information as to the modes of doing it , prevent more water-rotting . The price realized is from 75 to 100 dollars per ton . The first question asked by us universally was , why they did not water-rot and double their gains at once . The reply was , that water-rotting would not double the gains : that the handling of the hemp for water-rotting is greatly increased—at best a very heavy business ; and that the difficulty of breaking and dressing is enhanced—some said one half , others about one fourth . To us the statement would seem to be just about this , for water-rotting compared with dew-rotting : The same plowing , harrowing , sowing and cutting ; say ...

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

. SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . / Lucerne . The New - Genesee Farmer recommends strongly the cultivation of lucerne . Our whole prairie country is yet to be supplied with grasses of some kind , and it is worth our while to look out for the best . From the fact that timothy and clover have generall y been found the best for hay , the attention of most of our settlers , especially those from the East is turned to those almost entirely . Those who have known of blue-grass in Kentucky are for adding this for pasture . But it is obvious that our list should be extended far beyond these . The advantages of sowing a mixture of grasses are not sufficiently understood or appreciated in this country . It has been found that a square yard of turf will support , at least , double the number of plants when comprising several species , that it will of only one species . The reasons for this are , first—the different species subsist on somewhat different elements of the soil ; and , secondly ...

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