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

ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following terms : for one square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , one 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 loss 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 .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

EDITED BY JOHN S . WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . . OFFICE , 1 . 12 LAKE STKEET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
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A TRIP SOUTH . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

A TRIP SOUTH . General Observations . Insufficient markets make poor farmers . There is no encouragement to make outlays for good stock , for improvement in implements , or the best seeds ; or to take much pains in that culture which shall produce the most plentiful returns , when these outlays once made , are gone forever . To encourage investments , they must be returned to the pocket in the shape of profits . The want of a market will in time render the best and most enterprising farmers slovenly , unenterprising , and careless . The centre of the State of Illinois is not absolutely without market ; but the market is insufficient and uncertain . The consequences are such as would naturall y be expected . The general style of farming is not of first rate order , though there are exceptions . There is no lack of enterprise and industry , if it could feel that exertion would be rewarded . J 5 ut the uncertainly of selling produce , and the low prices it will bring when sold , have e...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
BUDDING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

BUDDING . This operation is performed in tho eastern States to some extent in July . In our climate it can be done in August ; and south of here , even later . It is the best method of propagating good stone fruits ; and if performed when the trees are small , is a good method for pear and apple trees , especially the former . It is an entirely simple and easy performance , and can be learned in a few minutes by any body . The implements required , are , a sharp knife—a small pen knife with a rounded point is best—and a supply of soft husks—those chosen from next the car arc preferred —or bass-wood bark , rotted for the purpose . With these , a skilful hand will set a very great number in a day . The operation is below explained , in an article which we find in the American Agriculturist ; upon which we will remark , that in our experience we do not cut off so much of the wood with the bud ; nor do we remove the wood from the bud , but insert it as cut . We have never used any haft ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
IHE WHEAT CROl [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

IHE WHEAT CROl Accounts of the present wheat crop among us arc very different in different sections . Wc think on the whole , however , the crop is large . The Reporter , of Iowa City , ( Iowa , ) says : It is thought to be the most abundant crop over raised in this part of Iowa . The crops of corn , oats , barley , potatoes , & c . are unusuall y fine . The Sucker , ( Pike co . 111 . ) says : The wheat , crop in this part of the country is just now harvested . Although much of it is good in quantity and quality , yet many acres have been found to be so greatly injured by the rust that it was not worth the cutting . Wo are induced to believe that the whole is not an average good crop . The Forum ( Winnebago co . ) says : Much of last year s crop of wheat is not yet marketed . The effect of the rains upon the crops has been very injurious . Corn is very small and backward , and , although growing rapidly now , promises to be but ; a light yield . The wheat , which is now ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
tfHE SCARIFIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

tfHE SCARIFIES . The Scarifier . ( Fig . 2 b . ) / This is an implement in use in Great Britain , for the improvement of grass lands . Its mode of operation is easily vindefstodd from the cut . Its blades cut or slice the sod perpendicularly , which carl be done for any depth wished . It is frequently desirable to use such an implement upon a farm , for the following reasons : Grass larids become baked or bound , and the application of mariure is aided b y exposing some part of the earth to the action of the air , and by cutting the grass roots ; which causes them to throw out new ones . It is sometime ^ desirable too , to sow grass seed upon ground already turfed ; and the germination of the seed is b y scarifying greatly facilitated . It may be imperfectly done by a harrow ; but the sod is torn , which on mow lands is a great objection . We have seen a piece of timothy , which was sown on prairie turf , made to grow luxuriantly , by a thorough scarif ying , and application of leac...

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FAIR OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

FAIR OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . In our last No . we published the list of premiums to be awarded at the next exhibition of the Union Agricultural Society , to be held at Plainfield on the 8 th and 9 th of October . We understand the farmers in Will county would not listen to the proposition of postponing this exhibition a year or two , but were willing to take the responsibility of preparing for it the coming fall , and are confident it will equal any thing yet given . All that can be done to give interest to the fair and make the time pass pleasantly to those in attendance from other counties , we are sure they will do ; and if other portions of the district of the Society will add their usual quota of aid , there will be no regrets that the fair was held . But it will require increased exertions beyond any former year , to give variety to this exhibition ; and every farmer who properly appreciates agricultural improvement—who wishes to see this rcgiorf , his arid bts chil...

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COUNTY SHOWS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

COUNTY SHOWS . The Winnebago County Show comes off on the first Wednesday of October . The list of articles selected for premiums is small but well chosen . La Salle County . The Ottawa Free Trader of June 7 contains a list of premiums to be awarded at the next Show of the La Salle County Society , but does not state the time when it is to be held . Premiums are awarded on Horses , Cattle , Sheep , Swine , Crops , Dairy , Manufactures , and Plowing . Kane County . The list of premiums of this Society appeared in our Jane No . Peoria County . This Society holds its exhibition at Kickapoo Town , the 26 th Sept . and offers a generous list of premiums for the best Cattle , Hogs , Sheep , Horses , Crops , Domestic Manufactures , & c ; and for the best { acre of Plowing , a purse of $ 6 . These County Shows are so important to agricultural advancement , that every enterprising farmer will cordially lend bis aid in sustaining them . While the country is so new , with so limite...

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ELLSWORTH'S REPORT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

ELLSWORTHS REPORT Brining and Liming Wheal . We believe that among well-informed wheat growers , the practice of preparing the seed by soaking in brine and liming pretty generally prevails . But as we find some who do not believe in it , we commend them to the following experiment : In a Northumberland report on agriculture , it is stated that Mr . Culley , who grew annually from 400 to 600 acres of wheat , had but one instance of smut in forty years , and this was when the wheal was not steeped . Another experiment was tried on seed , in which were a few balls of smut—one third being steeped in chamber lye and limed ; one third steeped in the same , and not limed ; and the remainder without steeping or liming ; and the result was , that the seed pickled andlimed , and that pickled and not limed , were free from smut , but the other had smutty ears in abundance . Another experiment was tried , by taking a peck of very smutty wheat , of which one half was sown in its natural state , ...

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WASHING WOOL [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

WASHING WOOL BV BRINTON DARLINGTON . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I noticed directions in your last No . for scouring wool , which may answer a good purpose for common wool and ( hat which is slightly mixed with Merino ; but I consider the plan ineffectual for fine Merino or Saxony wool ; and as wool is often spoiled in carding in consequence of not being properly cleansed , I will slate what I consider a good method for scouring fine wool . Take a large iron ( or other ) kettle , and place it over a moderate fire , and if practicable near a stream of running water ; put in one part of old urine to two of water ; when it . gets as hot as the hand can bear , put in as much wool as the liquor will readily cover ; let . it , remain fifteen or twenty minutes ; then place a basket partly over the kettle and with a stick or fork take the wool out of the kettle into the basket and let the liquor in the wool drain back into the kettle for a few minutes , which may be forwarded by ...

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CANADA THISTLE . CHESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

CANADA THISTLE . CHESS . BY L . ELLSWORTH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Some two or three years ago I noticed a small patch of Canada thistles by the road side on the farm of A . E . Carpenter Esq . of Warrenville , in this county . I was informed at the time that steps had been taken to destroy them . In passing the spot a few days since , I was surprised to see they had spread very much , and were in a flourishing condition , just ready to blossom . Unless measures are taken to prevent their seeding , we shall have a supply for the whole country . The day when our farms arc covered ( as in some sections of the East . ) with this worst of all pests to farmers , 50 per eent . may be deducted from the value of our lands , and 97 per cent , from the pleasure of agricultural pursuits . They have a most wholesome regulation in France in relation to the thistle : a farmer may sue his neighbor who neglects to thistleliis land at the proper season ; or may employ people to do it...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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ORCHARD AND GARDEN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

ORCHARD AND GARDEN . EAHLY SETTLEMENT . WILD ELOWE 11 S , FRUITS , & o . BY ALFRKT ) BROXSON . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Notwithstanding your frequent calls upon your subscribers for communications upon agricultural subjects , aad though I am greatl y indebted to some of your papers for valuable information—yet , not exactly liliing the idea of placing myself under a Harrow , I have hitherto abstained from exposing myself to such rough treatment . Another thing that has prevented my writing , is , that I live on a farm of a light sandy soil , and not to be compared with the rich prairies upon the higher level of our part of the country , and was not aware that I could communicate any thing of interest , or state any facts worthy of imitation . But having just feasted upon strawberries grown in my own garden ^ the thought occurred to me that , a few facts relative to the improvements that may be made , even upon a poor soil , may be of use to some one in like...

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Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
THE ENEMIES OF FRUIT TR . EES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

THE ENEMIES OF FRUIT TR . EES . BY E . IIARKNE . 3 S . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : There is nowhere to be found , upon our globe , a place wherein either animal or vegetable life is suffered to lake its course , from infancy to manhood , or from the germ to the perfect vegetable , without encountering a variety of opposing forces , which either retard its progress or destroy it altogether . And every climate has its peculiar disease , which takes precedence of all others in its work of destruction . The farmer and horticulturist is often made to feci liiat his best laid plans and most laborious efforts may often fail and come to nothing , from a great variety of causes over which he has no control . The hail storm , the tempest , or the flood may in a single hour destroy the labor of years . But these seldom occur , and as no human foresight or ingenuity can guard against their effects , they are probably intended , in the order of Divine Providence , to remind us what he...

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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
VETERINARY DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT HOLLOW HORN . —Some lime since we published a communication on this subject which has been very . extensivel y copied . In the Dollar Farmer wo observe the disease treated us far . more formidable , resisting entirely all such mild remedies . The author states that in severe cases boring the horn does no good , as the orifice is far too small to admit the discharge of purulent matter , which he considers essential to cure . He recommends sawing off the horns . We believe the hollow horn a far more -violent disease in the western and south-western . Stales than in the eastern . Wc never knew much loss to result from it there but have observed that losses of cattle from it are frequent here . The best preventives are probably good keeping , care , and salt , during the winter . In mild cases , a mild treatment such as that , recommended b y our correspondent will be sufficient ; in others , a more clleetive one must be employed ; and in some , all will fail . SAL...

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

SILK GROWING . DOCT . DANIEL STEHRINS , of Northampton , Mass ., in the pamphlet entitled The Silk Question Settled , before quoted from by us , gives the following answer to the inquiries of the National Silk Conventior : 1 st . I have ibd worms for ? or 8 years , with the sole view of showing that it could be done . This year made 25 to 30 lbs . silk . _ 2 d . This season I erected a new cocoonery , in the midst of a mulberry patch 42 by 20—posts 8 feel : out of ground . Roof covered with boards and battened , the sides and ends covered with slats 3 inches wide , and half an inch apart , extending from the caves to the ground . Floor of earth . — The interior apparatus consists oi 4 sets of tables for feeding —extending from end to end , two of which are 4 feet wide , the other two , 2 . ] each ; these tables consist of frames with slats across , one inch wide and half an inch apart , ( should be only , | . ) The tables arc two tiers in height , leaving passagos to pass between of...

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MEIUIfO SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

MEIUIfO SHEEP . ( Concluded from page 150 . ) The Montarcos bore a considerable resemblance to the Escnrials . The Escurial flock had formerl y beion < red to the Crown ; but when Philip the 2 d built , the Escurial palace , he gave them to the friars whom he had placed in a convenMhat was attached to the palace as a source of revenue . These four flocks were moderatel y gummed . The Gaudaloupe flock was rather lareier in the bone than the two preceding , and about the same heurht , but not quite so handsomely formed ; their wool was thick and crimped , their skins loose and doubling their faces and lees not materially different from the two hitler flocks , but in o-eneral they were more gummed than either of the other floeks . In point ol fineness there was very little difference between these six flocks , and , as I have been told b y well informed persons , there is very little difference in this respect anions the Leonesa rrashumant . es in general . The Escurials the...

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SUNDRY OBSERVATIONS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

SUNDRY OBSERVATIONS . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : As you have been calling repealedly for communications from brother farmers on tho great business of their life , permit me to tell yott what / have seen ; premising that , if you dont like it well enough to give it a place in your paper , you are hereby authorized to burn it . I have seen a farmer , whose fences were so low that they afforded no protection to his crops , complain for an hour together that his own and his neighbors cattle were unruly . 1 have seen a fanner who fed his horses , hogs , cattle , and sheep together , on the same ground , and then wondered why they did not keep fat . 1 have seen a smoky chimney without the usual accompaniment of a scolding woman . I have seen ground which was half cultivated bring less than half a crop of every thing except weeds ; wheat put in after the ordinary fashion that made a yield of 4 G bushels per acre ; a meadow that turned off more hay the first time mowing than it ...

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KANE COUNTY FAIR—COMPETITORS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

KANE COUNTY FAIR—COMPETITORS . I have ascertained b y personal inquiries which have been made , that some suppose it is nccssary that one person should own the five yoke of oxen , the ten cows , or the steers , & c . which are to be entered at the Kane co . fair for competition for the premiums : this is not the ease . The several lots may be made up by selection in a nei ghborhood or settlement . Coverlets , quilts , spreads , & c , if manufactured by the person presenting the same , though manufactured before coming to this State , may be presented , as it is important to have specimens of what has been done in the good old days of wheels and looms , to show us what may be done in these good new days of the same excellent implements of industry , comfort , and real wealth . By resolution of the Society , any citizen of Kane county may compete for the premiums and serve on committees j and b y the constitution any person by paying twenty five cents and subsc...

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

RUST IN WHEAT . BY A . BEACH . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : With much pleasure I have witnessed the course of the Farmer , and have been edified from tho perusal of its pages . I am satisfied it is well calculated to improve the soil and the mind . When we consider that we live in the age of nostrums , however , it is no wonder that now and then one should get into the columns of any journal . When wc see such as the one from the Sugar Grove Institute , and from a man of such celebrity in the agricultural world , it strikes us rather discordantl y . I am very sure if Mr . C had observed the wheat before and after the rust , he would not have written what he has . For instance—the juices cease to flow upward immediately , and rust differs , from a disease in this respect—that a disease is a progressive work . If only late sowed wheat is affected , how can it be an epidemic ? I do not think that Natures laws can be so easily broken . Physicians tell us that all cutaneous dis...

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EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE . Mr . S . A . Evans , of Fox , Iowa , writes us as follows : I wish you would give some hints in regard to orchards — -whether they thrive best in the timbered lands or on tho prairies . I do not know much about it , bein ? a southern man , and have seen no orchards in the timber and what I have seen on the prairies do not . seem to thrive well ; I do not know the reason , and would ask for information . Some of our wheat fields look well , and others are injured by the Fly . This is in the southeast corner of the New Purchase , and the people think they have not the means to pay for knowledge , but I think they have . If our correspondent has a file of the Prairie Farmer , he will discover by reference to it that the inquiry which he makes in relation to orchards is not a new one . We can assure him , however , that the talk about orchards not doing well at the West , or on prairie land , is all moonshine . If he will step over into the centre of this ...

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