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,.. v ^ AMERICAN BEE PALACE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

,.. v ^ AMERICAN BEE PALACE . BY IUXWKI . L LATHROP . ( Fig . 22 . Scale , half an inch to the foot . ) To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I send you a view and description of what I will call the American Beo Palace . It is a plan of my own , not yet tested by experience . It is not patented , but if it should fully answer my expectation , I may patent it . It is at your disposal—if you think it worthy , please give it a place in your valuable paper , through which I hope to receive the comments ( upon its merits or demerits ) of those who arc well acquainted with the cultivation of the bee . The plan is , to enclose in a case or small building ( the walls of which are made thick and filled with charcoal or some other bad conductor ) one , two , or three separate and distinct hives of bees . If three swarms , as in the annexed cut , one works out at each end and one in the centre of the back side of the building , near the bottom , and enter under the bottom of each hive . Two ...

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

FENCING . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : As I have noticed several plans for fences in your paper , ! will give you mine . It is as follows : Cut logs that are of a suitable size to split open , about three or four feet long , to lay under the fence ; lay them flat side down , and bore two 2-inch holes through them for your stakes , at a sufficient distance-apart to admit the end of two rails side by side between them ; saw blocks the right length to fit in between the stakes to keep your rails a proper distance apart ; lastl y , cut arid split blocks of suitable length to admit of holes for the top of the stakes , to lay your riders on . A LOVER OF IMPROVEMENT . We have tried this plan and found it to answer very well if the foundation blocks were long enough . Otherwise it will have toba sot up aftor every windy night . !

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ADDRESS OF A . CHURCHILL , [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

ADDRESS OF A . CHURCHILL , Before Ihe Kane county Agricultural Society , and published by request of the Society . GENTLEMEN—If by any means I could assure myself that I could instruct or even amuse you , it would be with great pleasure that I perform the duty devolving on me lo address you at this time : but feeling my want of ability lo do either , I must ask your indulgence . Believing that it has been satisfactoril y proven by agricultural addresses , delivered by men full y competent to the task , that the farmer belongs to the genus homo—and believing that by proper action on his part , ho may eventually come to be classed with the species man , therefore I shall unceremoniously pass over this standing theoretical topic , and endeavor to make my remarks entirel y practical . We are associated for the purpose of improving agriculture—the occupation of our minds and hands : therefore it becomes necessary that we seek and adopt the most direct means . If we were associated to enc...

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1814 . FOURTH ANNUAL CATTLE-SHOW & MIR [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

1814 . FOURTH ANNUAL CATTLE-SHOW & MIR OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY , TO BE HELD AT PLAINFIELD , WILL COUNTY , On the second Tuesday and Wednesday ( the Slh and 9 lh ) of October . The committee on fairs , at a meeting for the purpose , held at Juliet , May 22 , agreed upon the following premiums and regulations . CLASS I .-HORSES . Committee . Samuel Anderson of Du Page , W . N . Davis of Kendall , Horace Morse of Will . First Division—Stallions over 4 years old , and brood mares . 1 st premium , a bridle and martingall . 2 d , a bound vol . of the Prairie Farmer . 3 d , diploma . Second Division—Under 4 years . 1 st premium , bridle and martingall . 2 d , bound vol . Prairie Farmer . 3 d , diploma . Third Division—Breeding mares . 1 st premium , bridle worth three dollars . 2 d , bound vol . Prairie Farmer . 3 d , diploma . Fourth Division—Best span of working horses . 1 st premium , bound vol . Prairie Farmer . 2 d , and 3 d , diplomas . Fifth Division—Colts unde...

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FARMING TOOLS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

FARMING TOOLS . TitE-impiovemcnls that have been made within a few years in almost every sort of implement used upon a farm , are among the most astonishing events of the limes . Although we have seen but a few years of service , we have not forgotten the plow , whose handles we grasped day after day and year after year , with its mold-board of wood , covered with strap iron nailed on ; and a share whose blunt nozzle would make about as much progress in our soils as the end of a rail—nor the axe , little better than a broad iron wedge ground out—nor the dung-fork , containing iron enough for a pretly good log-chain—nor the gross wrought iron pitchfork , with tines most resembling a pair of cowhorns . We well remember the first steel fork brought upon the farm . The prejudice pretty common at that time against patent right implements could not keep the hands of the laborers off it ; and the old fork—a pretty good load for a boy of our size—was speedily consigned to oblivion . We thou...

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PROCEEDINGS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

PROCEEDINGS Of the Kane County Agricultural Society , at their SemiAnnual or April Meeting , April 10 , 1844 . The meeting was called to order by the President , am ? Cyrus B . Ingham appointed Secretary pro tem . After hearing an address from the President , it was resolved lo hold a fair at the annual meeting of the Society , on the 4 tb Wednesday of September next . A committee of three , consisting of Rice Fay , David Wheeler , and E . W . Brewster , was appointed to make ihe necessary arrangements for the fair : the President by vole was added to the commit ; tee . By resolve of the Society , all citizens of Katie comay compete for premiums and serve oh committees at thefain • - : . - < i ¦ ¦ ¦ .,. A copy of the address was requested for : publication in the Prairie Farmer ; and the Society respectfully request its publication , together with tho proceedings of the Society ; in the several political papers published at Chicago . A . CHURCHILL , President . Cvaus B . ...

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AMERICAN HEMP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

AMERICAN HEMP . GESTLKMEN : Wc take the liberty of addressing you , relative to this important staple of the West , having recentl y given it . much of our attention , with the view of obtaining such information relative to an improved preparation , ( fee * as would bo interesting or useful to those of our western friends who may be engaged in growing , with a view to forwarding to this market . It has been well established that in some of the most important requisites , hemp of American growth is intrinsicall y superior to the Russian or any foreign production , while it possesses all at least in equal perfection ; and that proper care and attention in preparation is alone necessary , in order to bring it to the standard and to command the hi ghest rates of the best imported hemp . From the large portions of the West capable of producing it to the best advantage , say Kentucky , Missouri , Indiana , Ohio , Illinois , & c ., we are induced very confidently to believe tha...

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SILK GROWING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

SILK GROWING . THE following extract in relation to . ventilation is from a letter of J . R . Barbour to the American Agriculturist . We commend it to those who are building cocooneries . Growing silk is rapidly extending at the West and Southwest . In Tennessee the crop of 1840 amounted to 1200 pounds of cocoons . This year to 20 , 000 or 25 , 000 pounds . Several large establishments for feeding are under way . Mr . J . OHara , near Pittsburg , has 0 or 7 acres of trees , and is preparing to stock 20 more in the spring . I spent a very pleasant evening with Mr . George Sanders , at his silk farm near Wheeling , Virginia . This gentleman has been personally connected with this business in France and Italy . He has 8 or 9 acres of trees and is preparing to stock 50 more , and to carry out the most approved artificial systems of Europe on a largo scale . Ho purchased the place in October . Mr . S . agrees fully in the opinion so often reiterated by silk growers , that wo have much mo...

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BREEDING COLTS AND RAISING HORSES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

BREEDING COLTS AND RAISING HORSES . BY S . ItErNOLDS . To the Sugar Grove Institute : Select the sire of the sort you wish lo propagate , cither for the saddle , team , furrow , or the turf . Great care should be taken that the mare during the time of her pregnancy does not feed nor work with ill-looking horses of inferior breeds ; for the horse that most attracts the attention of the mare during that time , whether good or bad , will in many cases mark color , give gait and other qualities to the foal . The marc should never be used until the colt is nine days old , and should then never be overheated by hard work while she suckles the colt . Let the colts run with the mares from 14 to 1 G weeks ; then turn them into your corn fields ; if there is wheat sown among the corn , ( which I suppose there will be , ) so much the better ; they will do well there until winter ; then put them in the yard with your calves if you please ; let them have a shed to go under to protect them from t...

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ROTATION OF CHOI'S . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

ROTATION OF CHOIS . THE following principles are laid down by Chaptal for a rotation of crops : I . All plants exhaust the soil . They are partly supported by the earth , the juices from which constitute an important part of their nourishment . II . All plants do not exhaust the soil equally . Air and water help nourish them ; different kinds of plants require the same nourishment in different degrees . III . Plants of different kinds do not exhaust the soil in the same manner . Plants with spindle or lap roots draw nourishment from layers of soil in contact with the lower part of the root ; while those whose roots arc spread near the surface , exhaust onl y that part of the soil . IV . All plants do not restore to ihe soil either the same quantity or the same quality of manure . The grains exhaust a soil the most , and repair the injury the least—while some leguminous plants restore to the soil a great portion of the juices they receive from it . V . All plants do not foul tho soil...

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GATES AND GATE LATCHES [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

GATES AND GATE LATCHES THERE is no greater annoyance about a farm than a pair of bars , or a gate that will not swing . We have tried both in our day , and can say with truth that we hate them sincerely . To be obliged to stop with a team long enough to get out and carry one side five rails , and then put them all back , and this over and over again though in never so much of a hurry , is too much of a tax on time and patience . Have gates , we say ; and not only have gates , but have good ones . A gate that has to have one end lifted up bodily and carried round , and which cannot possibly be shut within a foot , and for want of a latch has to be propped up with a stake , leaving a hole just wide enough to encourage a hog of enterprize to rub through , is worse than no gate . A gate must be braced so that it will not sag , and hung so that it will swing ; and then it will need a latch . We subjoin cuts of three different fashions of latches . The two outside ones in the cut we take ...

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KNOWLEDGE OF SOILS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

KNOWLEDGE OF SOILS . WE have had an intention on hand for some time of saying something in regard to the feasibility and importance of the being able to judge of the qualities of different soils by every tiller of the same . Not that we suppose it possible for every man , however old , or in whatever circumstances , to take up and go through with the whole study of chemistry . But we do believe that every man of common intelligence , by observation and reading , can learn to distinguish pretty accurately in regard to his lands ; so as to know what they need either to keep them in fertility or to bring them into it . Especially should every farmer see to it that his boys are instructed somewhat in agricultural chemistry . This should no more be neglected in their education than arithmetic . In looking through Mr . Hudsons address we find some ideas which so well express our views that we shall give them instead of any thing farther of our own . But it may be said that the great mass ...

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AMERICAN INVENTION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

AMERICAN INVENTION . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . A list of patents granted during the year 1843 , together with a list of those expired during the same time , is now lying before us . From it we learn that the number of the former is 517 , and of the latter 439 . Considering the fact that a very great number of patents issued are either useless entirely , or are only useful as means of perfecting some other instrument or invention , the true rate of progress is not to be estimated by the number merely of inventions made . A single implement may be invented , which shall be worth more than all ( lie rest for years together . The steam engine , the compass , the electro-magnetic telegraph , are examples . Were it a fact that all tlie rest during the icspective years in which these inventions were made , proved useless , these would be worth a million of times all the care they cost , and would suffice to mark a most wonderful progress . We are inclined to think , however , that the rate o...

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

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD From May 25 to June 25 , 1844 , kept at Cliicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon . 87 ° 35 , for the Mechanics Institute , by SILAS MEACHAM :. Heig ht of Barometer I Thermometer , in inches and hun ths . « 3 xtfirnah Day £ i % ~ £ £ > 3 of the Sun-9 ocl | 3 ocl 9 o el 3 • • • ^ g month , rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . , g < * £ flS May 25 28 . 50 28 . 39 28 . 2228 . 30 (; 2 74 77 07 70 . 00 2 G 28 . 3828 . 20 28 . 24 28 . 20 51 79 70 r >\ 70 . 75 27 28 . 8028 . 17 28 . 20 28 . 40 5 G 70 80 58 07 . 50 28 28 . 00 28 . 04 28 . 50 28 . 02 58 58 58 52 50 . 50 29 28 . 0228 . 3928 . 37 28 . 17 58 63 02 81 01 . 00 30 28 . 2028 . 1828 . 10 28 . 14 52 62 01 53 57 . 00 31 28 . 4628 . 1828 . 3528 . 36 49 74 71 04 04 . 50 June 1 28 . 4028 . 1028 . 30 28 . 57 GO 78 78 58 08 . 5 ( 1 2 28 . 7328 . 50 28 . 80 28 . n 0 55 59 59 50 55 . 75 3 28 . 9228 . 5628 . 75 28 . 75 50 02 58 55 50 . 25 4 28 . 7628 . 5528 . 40 28 . 50 58 79 76 14 09 ....

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SILLIMAN'S JOURNAL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

SILLIMANS JOURNAL . In our hist we gave a notice of this work , and as a moans of further aiding in the object which the publishers have in view , wc give place to the following card . To the Friends of Science , and more particularly lo the Subscribers and Patrons of the American Journal of Science and Arts , from the Editors . We beg leave to present to your consideration the following statement . The American Journal has been sustained during twenty five years ; a generation of men has almost passed away , while death and misfortune have nearly canceled the original subscription , which has , however , from lime to time , been recruited by many additional names ; but the severe pecuniary vicissitudes of the last six years , ( affecting also , as we regret to learn , our literary eotcmporaries , ) have again crippled our subscription list , which is now barely sufficient to pay the expenses of tho publication of the Journal ; and any considerable additional diminution might place ...

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

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , Juno 28 , 1344 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef . . piOO 2 25 . ® . 3 00 do . Mess Fbbl 5 .... © . 5 50 do . l rime do 3 75 . © . 4 1 ) 0 1 ork -FIDO 2 50 . © . 3 50 in demand do . Mess Fbbl © . !> 00 do . Dueling do 7 00 . ® . 7 50 Lard Fit ; C . ® .... 7 Mutter do 7 . ® ... 10 Cheese do 5 . ® 7 JiKKAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine Fbbl 3 50 . ® . 3 75 do . fine do I ! 00 . ® . 3 25 do buckwheat FlIH ) 1 5 I ) . ® . 1 75 Corn meal Fbush 44 . ® .... 00 CiUAlN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Fbush 05 . ® ... 03 do . spring , F m * li 50 . ® .. . 5 . 0 Oats do © ... 374 Hurley do 25 . ® ... 30 Corn , shelled do 45 ® .. . 00 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy Fbush 1 25 Blue Grass do none Red Top do 1 . 00 Red Clover do 0 00 . ® . 7 00 White do Fb 7 . 0 none in maiket Flaxseed Fbush 05 . © .... )() Tobacco seed Fpnper 12 Hemp Fbush . 05 . ® ... 75 Millet do none German Panic Grass do 75 SUNDRIES . Cider Fbbl 4 25 . © . 5 00 Salt Fbbl 1 00 . ® White F...

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MARKET S . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1844

MARKET S . Ilcmp . Sales dull , mill American ramies forward fnicly . 100 bales dew-rotted American solil lit $ 80 to 90 , and u prime lot at $ 100 . Hides . No sales of American noticed . Mexican are quoted at 30 to 124 cents . Duly , 5 ]> er cent , ml valorem . Lead . No sales . ({ moil at $ 3 . 4 . 5 to 3 . 50 for Missouri . J roeisions . l nrk is dull . The sales are 3500- bills , of Ohio ,. for friiin $ 1 . 25 ui 0 . 374 for prime , and § 8 . 50 for mess . Beef ,. prime and mess , $ 3 and $ 5 . . Lard , 54 to (>{ cents . Tobacco is quoted at from 2 to ( j cents for Kentucky and Missouri—dull . Wool . Market is dull . Quoted at 40 to 42 cents for American Saxony ; full blood Merino , 3 ! i to 40 ; 4 blood , 34 to 3 ( i ; \ blood , 27 to ill ); nulled , from 24 to 32 . ROADS . —This intolerable state of the ronds for some distance from this city , occasioned by the late unparalleled rains , renders llio question one of great interest , both to this city and ...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . Devoted to Western Agncv . llu . re , Mechanics , and Education . Published monthly at Chicago , Illinois , at $ 1 per annum . John . S . Wright and , 7 . 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 largo proportion of matter supplied by its able correspondents ., roost of whom are themselves farmers jiearly 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 wades ; Eoviews of leading agricultural papers , presenting their more naportant parts . ; Mechanical department of two P a fOi l ^^ om \ i 9 paTt m ont of about two pag...

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

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Acknowledgments and notices , Crops and the season , 153 Letter from Lizzy on cheese-making , Educational Convention , 154 Cure for garget , To pi-event horses being leased by flies , 155 Constitution and by-laws of the Union Agricultural Society , 156 The preparation and use of manures , 157 Necessity of manuring , Clover , Merino sheep , 158 Letter from Mr . Hardup , 1 59 Plaster on clover , 160 Fine wool on fat sheep , Soaking seeds in muriate of ammonia , 1 G 1 To those having new implements or products , Mules , 1 (! 2 Mr . Ellsworth s report , 103 A trip south , Spirit of tho agricultural press , 164 American bee palace , Fencing , 16 . 0 Mr . Churchill s address before the Kane Co . Agr . Society , 160 Cattle show and fair of the Union Agricultural Society , 168 Farming tools , Checking up horses , 169 Meeting of tho Kane County Agricultural Society , 169 Circular—American hemp , Silk-growing , 170 Breeding colts and raising horses , Rotation ...

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

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND NOTICES . Early up in the morning . Wo have received the first Almanac for 1845 , from A . B . Allen Esq . of the American Agriculturist . It ia a pamphlet of 32 pages , and contains a great amount of useful matter . Price , Gi cents single , $ ¦! per hundred . The Friends Intelligencer is the title of a very neat and well conducted paper which has reached us from Philadelphia . It is devoted to the interests of the religious persuasion whose name it bears , but contains much useful miscellaneous matter . The Boston Cultivator cabbaged a little from ns in its 25 th No . Tho British American Cultivator copies from us Mr . Ellsworth s recipe for coloring blue , without credit . Second offence . The Plow Boy is tho title of a new agricultural paper published at Cincinnatti , Ohio . It is well got up ou a small scale , at tho unprecedented low price of 25 cents a year . Its subscribers will got decidedly a good bargain . The lettering of tho heading is a curiosity . ...

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