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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER AUGUST , 1044 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . L EWIS ELLSWORTH , of Dul ttgo Co . President . gETH W ASHBURN , of Lake , I WILLIAM VAN ORSDELL , of McHenry , SHEPARD JOHNSTON , of Kane , • J OSEPH VIAL , of Cook , ... „ ., SAMUEL GOODRICH , of Du Page , \ Vlco President * . ROBERT STRONG , of Will , JAMES MCCI . ELLAN , of Kendall , , of La Salle , J M . H . DEMMOSD , of Will , Treasurer . M . L . DUXLAP , of Cook , Recording Secretary . K . W . BREWSTER , of Kane , Corresponding Secretary .

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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WHEAT SOWING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

WHEAT SOWING . which will yield onl y one harvest of wheat , two crops of barley and three of oats may be raised . The men above quoted are all men of science , and good chemists . But notwithstanding this , we matter-of-fact farmers all know that no grain crop exhausts the soil more that oats , and none less than barley . This fact is so universally known , that whilst barley is considered almost a fallow crop for wheat , no farmer thinks of putting his oat ground in to wheat , unless in case of necessity ; and then he expects but little more than half a crop . Will you or some of your scientific contributors please reconcile these apparent discrepancies ? Yours truly , A . L . C . It should be borne in mind , that a distinction is to be made between a man s facts and inferences ; and this in relation to chemists , as well as others . The facts as laid down by the authorities above quoted , are without doubt correct ; but the inference of Professor Liebig , that tho same field whic...

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

CHESS . 1 ! Y J . W E L D 0 N . To die Editors of the Prairie Farmer : Some six years since , I sowed a few bushels of clean winter wheat . In 30 several of my neighbors complained bitterly about their wheat having been turned to chess . I laughed at them and told them if they did not intend to raise chess , they must not sow it—and referred them to mine . One evening in the autumn of that year , some object resembling in form a pan , was seen moving about my field . He made certain motions which indicated that he might be sowing something . At any rate , the next season plenty of chess Was found growing in strips among my wheat ; and in other places , from that time to this , I have had a full supply . Two years since , before my wheat was cut , I selected the tallest and best heads from a piece of red chaff bald wheat , and sowed it . on new and clean ground . From the proceeds of that I obtained enough to sow a year ago some eight acres of corn ground—very special pains having be...

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

SPIRIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRESS . The agricultural papers at the South arc turning a good deal of attention to the introduction of sheep among them . The Agriculturist , published at Nashville , Tennessee , has taken hold of the subject in good earnest . Perhaps no better country for sheep can be found in the Union than in Tennessee and Kentucky . Sweet Apples grafted on , sour Slocks . The Boston Cultivator , in answer to a correspondent , remarks as follows : The stock has an influence on grafted or budded fruit ; and this can be shown b y facts , some of which we shall offer in another article by and bye , though many plausible theories and arguments are offered to the contrary . Wc seldom find sweet apples from grafted trees so sweet as the natural sweet apples . The reason is obvious . The scions are generally set on sour stocks , these being most numerous , and no attention being generally paid to the important fact , that though the scion governs mostly—in some cases evident...

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

DRIVING SHEEP . As great numbers of sheep are about coming West , it is a matter of considerable consequence that the business of driving should be entrusted to those who understand it . Sheep cannot be over-driven with impunity . This is the chief danger . The following is from S . W . Jewett , in the American Agriculturist . I have been in the practice of purchasing and driving sheep from one portion of this State to the other , for several years , and it may be useful to some of your readers to understand my method of conveying them in the cheapest , safest , and best manner . We start , them on the road as early as light appears in the eastern horizon , with an assistant before them , tp prevent their rapid progress , and many unforeseen accidents which they are exposed to . It will take the most of one day to break them into a proper line of march . On the first day they will push forward several miles before they incline to eat . As soon as they will , let them commence feedin...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT . EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION AT PEORIA . I ! Y J . WKLDOK . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : It is with much satisfaction that I learn in your last paper that a convention , during the ensuing autumn , of the friends of general education is resolved upon . It has been often remarked that no counlry has so great an interest in the education of its citizens as the United States . Not only individual happiness and tho progress of the arts and sciences amongst us , but the institutions of public justice , the privileges of civil and religious liberty , and even the perpetuity of our republican institutions , depend upon the moral and intellectual cultivation of the people . No intelligent patriot will controvert . Professor Sturlcvant s posilion that our school laws need to be thoroughly revised and re-modeled . It is difficult to conceive hi what way this can be rightly accomplished , in due time , unless the friends and promoters of education meet in grand cou...

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SCIIOOL-IIOUSE ARCHITECTURE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

SCIIOOL-IIOUSE ARCHITECTURE . UKlORT 01 ? HON . IIMRACK MANN . ( Con tinned j ram page 131 . ) Sr / . F .. —The next thing in point of importance in regard to a school-house is its dimensions . In almost everything heretofore written on this subject , the size of the schoolroom , m proportion to the number of scholars , has been a very leading topic . And certainly if there be no special means provided for changing the air in the room , the importance of liberal dimensions cannot be exaggerated . But if , instead of forcing foul air back again and again into tho childrens lungs , wc permit Nature to perform her gratuitous and beneficent ; labor , by carrying it beyond their reach as soon as it has been once respired , then one main object of increasing the size of the room is already accomplished . The great end of a supply of healthful air being seemed , the dimensions of the room arc left to be determined b y other considerations . These are , the convenient arrangement of the sea...

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COMMON SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

COMMON SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK . In May last a convention of the county superintendents of common schools in New York , was held at Kochcster , and a notice of their proceedings may not be uninteresting or useless to us in the West . There were 55 county , and several town superintendents in attendance , besides a numerous bod y of distinguished friends of education from that and neighboring states . After organizing , committees were appointed to report upon various subjects connected with education ; as District Libraries , Methods of Teaching , Vocal Music , Normal Schools , Discipline , & e . The subject of corporeal punishment elicited most discussion , and the result was the adoption of the following resolution : Resolved , That the substitution of moral for physical punishment bo recommended to teachers to be adopted as rapidly as the preservation of good order and the best interests of tho schools will allow . An offer by Tiios . II . PALMER , Esq ., to deliver from ...

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• - ^ ==. 0 ^ . a-:.. EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION AT PEORIA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

• - ^ ==. 0 ^ . a-:.. EDUCATIONAL CONVENTION AT PEORIA . It is gratifying to find the proposed convention at Peoria , on the 9 th Oct ., meets with such favor from the public press , and from all whom we have been able to consult . — As the efficiency of the convention depends so entirely upon the public spirit that may be aroused , and as the public press is so powerful an instrument lo accomplish this , wc are led to hope great things from the strong efforts of numerous Illinois editors . Surel y they will find in the accomplishment of the object , sufficient to recompense them for all their exertions . We would suggest one thing to them , that they see that delegates arc appointed in their counties , towns , and settlements , who will be sure to attend . Keep it before the people , that this convention must be a successful one . Mr . WELDON S letter in another column contains valuable suggestions . It would be well lo have some lectures if they could be of the right sort—practica...

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AN AMERICAN HERD ROOK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

AN AMERICAN HERD ROOK . We give place , with great pleasure , to the following communication from L . F . Allen Esq . to the Albany Cultivator , announcing that a very great desideratum is to be supplied . Mr . Allen is a gentleman well qualified lo undertake the task . Our own State contains very considerable numbers of blooded stock ; but from one cause and another we believe that less care is taken in preserving purily of blood than formerly , and less than is every way desirable . Tho effect of this work , if patronized , will be , to stimulate lo more care , and thus it ; will he a very great benefit to the country . The lime will undoubtedl y come , when stockbreeding will be more of an object than now ; and then the advantage of possessing a superior stock will be more apparent . The inconvenience arising from the want : of a work of this kind is already greatly fell , in the United States ; and with the rapid multiplication of our herds , is continuall y increasing . There m...

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BEET SUGAR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

BEET SUGAR . A few years since , it will be recollected , much was said of litis article ; and very many attempts were made lo introduce its inanufaeliire among us . Those who attempted it know wh y it was given up ; but the public generally were aware onl y that tho subject went out ; of vogue , without , their having any very distinct , ideas of the reason . In Lining s Familiar Letters the following observations occur , which will afford all the li ght necessary on this sirbjeet—and some to spare for similar projects . The history of beet-root , sugar affords us an excellent illusiration of the effect , of prices upon commercial productions . This brunch of indusiry seems at length , as to its processes , lo be perfected . The most beautiful white sugar is now manufactured from the beet , root , instead of tho Irenclo-likc vug \ r , having the taste of the root , which was first obtained ; and instead of 3 or 4 per cent :., the proportion obtained by Achard , double or even trebl...

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HOUSEHOLD AOAIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

HOUSEHOLD AOAIES . To GET mu OK RATS . —Several papers say , Put plenty of fresh lime about all their haunts . The Mississippi Valley Farmer recommends to besmear their dens with tar , as they in common with all other rogues dislike a coat of this material . These are ways to drive them off ; but if you wish to catch them , fill a barrel two thirds full of water , and cover the water with oats or bran , and fix a run by putting a board with one end over the barrel . The most effectual remedy for flies , is a strong infusion of Souchong leu , sweetened with sugar—as fatal a solution as arsenic . The skin of potatoes boiled in water for some lime , and the water afterwards boiled down to a small portion , also yields a deadly poison . —Selected . » SIMPLE MODE or PuiurviNd WATER . —It is not so generally known as it ought , to be , that , pounded alum possesses the properly of purifying water . A . table spoonful of pulverized alum , sprinkled into a hogshead of water , ( the water st...

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ElMU AiN'i ) MME-STO'NE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

ElMU AiNi ) MME-STONE . ny mi . SII . AS uiNci . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : There is a great ; p lenty of lime-stone in various places in northern Illinois , and tiotwilhslandiiig this there is many limes n great failure of having good lime ; and this to the no small injury of the purchaser . Now ihere is a fault some way about this business , and it should be examined into ; arid when found out it . ought lo be corrected . It may be owing to a bad selection of stone . It . may be for the want of skill in burning the lime . I will put a few questions for information . Will some person inform us of tho rig ht , sort of stone , in such a way as lo have it distinctly understood , to know the good from the poor ? We would wish to be informed of some true lest of good burnt lime , without the aid of water , as it is not always convenient to try it by water . How arc good limestone lo be distinguished from poor ? How is a lime kiln to he made and burnt , lo have it produce goo...

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MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT HOME MANIIEACTUKES . Wc arc not about to enter into any discussion of the general policy of home industry , as opposed lo foreign ; but to suggest the propriety and economy of making a good many articles for which we now send East ; or which wc now send there in a raw state . B y home manufactures , we mean manufacturing by ourselves at the West , in distinction from the East or South . Suppose we should make our wheat into flour , instead of sending it off to be milled . In the first place , flour in barrels is a much more convenient article to handle than wheat in bulk , and as a consequence is transported at a less cost . The average charge for transportation , on a bushel of wheat from here to Buffalo , is 10 cents-on a barrel of flour , 40 cents . Allowin five bushels of wheat to the barrel , there is a saving in car riage of ten cents on each barrel shipped . This , on the 700 , 000 bushels carried from this port during the year ending with the first of J...

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INQUIRIES ABOUT ALKALIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

INQUIRIES ABOUT ALKALIES . Jo the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I have a friend who is embarking in the manufacture of hard soap . He has a workman that is tolerably skilled in the art of mixing the alkalies and fats without any scientific knowledge of the wherefore . If you will answer the following questions you will add another to the many obligations that I am under to you . First , What is the best , practical lest to tell whether there is any alkali left in the dead lye thai lies under the grease ] Second , The solid as well as the spongy parts of bones contain considerable grease which will be extracted by boiling in strong lye . Would it be a fair analysis to weigh and burn a hone us long as it blazes and smokes , and then weigh the residue , to know how much grease there is in bones ? or are there oilier substances in bones that will burn out besides tallow 1 Third , Is the ammonia in bones an alkali , or any auxiliary to making soap 1 1 . An alkali is an antagonist to an...

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

serve for testing solutions ; or the alcoholic solution maybe evaporated to the consistency of an extract , and be kept , in that state until wanted for use , when by dissolving a little of it in water , or alcohol , it may be employed for testing any solution for acids and alkalies . It is very sensitive , and is as convenient for use as litmus or tincture of violets ; while i ( possesses ( he advantage over red cabbage liquor , in not readily undergoing putrefaction and loss of color . I have occasionally used it for some years in chemical experiments . The following is the botanical description of this plant , extracted from Eatons Manual of Botany : Tradescanlia Virginia !—6 th class , 1 st order . Herbaceous perennial ; erect , branching ; leaves lanceolate elongated , glabrous ; flowers sessile ; at length the peduncles become elongated ; united , compact , pubescent . REASONS FOR LEARNING TO SING . —The celebrated William Bird , the auihor of Non nobis Domine , gave the follo...

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

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD From . June 26 Jo July 26 , 1844 , kept at Chicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon . 87 ° 35 , for the Mechanics Institute , by SILAS MEACHAM . Heig ht of Barometer Thermometer , in inches and hun ths . external . Day $ i U g * g of the Sun-9 o cI | 3 ocl 9 o cl g • • • S g month , rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . * « £ » , ft 8 June 26 28 . 4628 . 44 28 . 44 28 . 46 65 69 63 56 63 . 25 27 28 . 3628 . 3628 . 30 28 . 54 53 63 72 62 63 . 75 28 28 . 7028 . 60 28 . 6228 . 68 60 72 73 64 67 . 50 29 28 . 7028 . 52 23 . 35 28 . 45 06 81 77 56 72 . 50 30 28 . 5628 . 52 28 . 4828 . 45 66 70 34- 72 73 . 00 Jul y 1 28 . 54 28 . 47 28 . 50 28 . 58 08 74 72 54 72 . 00 2 . 28 . 6028 . 47 28 . 46 28 . 50 64 84 68 54 70 . 00 3 28 . 66 28 . 5 C 28 . 75 28 . 80 04 68 63 39 63 . 50 4 28 . 86 28 . 70 28 . 66 28 . 06 62 67 72 35- 66 . 50 5 28 . 4528 . 37 28 . 26 28 . 20 69 68 86 78 75 . 25 6 28 . 36 28 . 36 28 . 51 28 . 58 66 78 74 34 70 . 50 7 28 . 65 28 . 5028 . 48 28 . 56...

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

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , July 27 , 1844 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ ct , s . Beef .... $ 100 2 25 . ® . 2 50 do . Mess f bbl 5 ...- ® . 5 50 do . Prime do 3 75 . © . 4 00 1 oi-k 4 j > 100 2 00 . ® -3 50 in demand do . Mess Fbbl - ® -9 50 do . One hog do 7 00 . ® . 7 50 Lard < F 16 G . ® --. 7 Butter do 9 . ® ... 10 Cheese do 44 ® 6 BREAD STUFFS . flour , superfine Fbbl 3 37 . ® . 3 75 do . fine do 3 00 . @ -3 25 do buckwheat ^ 100 1 50- ® . l 75 Corn meal Finish 44 . ® .-. 50 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Fbush 05 . ® - - - 08 do . spring , ipbush 50 . ® ... 55 Oats do 30 . ® .--32 Barley do 25 . ® .-. 30 Corn , shelled do ® ... 00 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy 4 J > W 1 25 Blue Grass do none Red Top do 1 50 Red Clover do 6 00 . ® . 7 00 White do FB 75 none in market Flaxseed Fbush 85 . ® .-. 90 Tobacco seed Fpaper 12 Hemp Fbush 55 . ® ... 75 Millet do none German Panic Grass do 75 SUNDRIES . Cider Fbbl 4 25 . ® . 5 00 Salt Fbbl 1 37 J ® Wh...

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MARKETS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 August 1844

MARKETS . ting it ready for market . We hear complaints from them , also that some of our buyers do not exercise proper discrimination . New York , July 20 . From the Commercial Advertiser we clean as follows . It will be seen that pork has made ao handsome advance . Feathers . We notice sales of 12 , 000 lbs . prime western live geese , at 30 cents , cash . Flour . Genesee sold pretty . largely at § 4 . 374 , and Michigan and Ohio to some extent , from store , at $ 4 . 18 | a § 4 . 25 , including 1000 bbls . round hoop Ohio , for London , at $ 4 . 25 . The sales exceed the arrivals . Grain . The major part of the old wheat here is held above the views of buyers . One or two cargoes new arrived yesterday . Price , 88 a 95 cents . Hemp . American is very firm , and prices are well supported ; Russia is lower . The sales include 300 bales dew-rotted American at $ 85 a 90 , with some superior at $ 100 ; 50 bales fine water-rolled , $ 145 . Lead . The market for Missouri is slow , and w...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . Devote * to Western Agriculture , Mechanics , and Education . Published monthly at Chicago , Illinois , at $ 1 per annum . John , S . Wright and J . Ambrose Wi ght , 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 tho large proportion of matter supplied by iu 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 tho West , tho 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 ; department...

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