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HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

HOUSEHOLD AFFAIRS To CURE HAMS . —A writer m the Ledger gives the following directions for curing hams , shoulders , rounds of beef , tongues & c . for drying , which he says he has followed successfully for twenty years ; and that hams thus cured were sold for eleven cents to sell again , when , as we all know , thousands were bought by the grocers for six cents . The directions are as follows : To one gallon of water add eight pounds coarse rock salt , one pint of molasses , and two ounces of saltpetre ; mix the ingredients well together , and let them remain until dissolved , say twelve hours ; then assort your hams so as to have them of the same size in the same tubs ; pack them either end downwards , but not flat or horizontally , until the cask is full ; then pour the brine as above prepared , over them , and your work is about done . Hams of about ten pounds weig ht should remain in this pickle about four weeks , and larger ones in proportion , and no longer ; six...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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USEFUL RECIPES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

USEFUL RECIPES . PAINTING HOUSES . —It is good economy to use plenty of paint for all kinds of wood-work that is exposed to the weather ; and nothing gives a neater or more comfortable appearance to a village , or to a country residence , except trees and shrubbery , than to see the buildings of every description well painted . It is therefore desirable and expedient for farmers to attend to this matter ; and according to the following sensible advice , orig inated we know not where , this is the very lime to be about it . It has long been a subject of inquiry as to the best time to apply paint to the clapboards of houses for durability . Repeated experiments have been made , within twenty five years past , which have resulted in the conviction , that paint , app lied between November and March , will stand more than twice as long as that which is spread in the warmest weather . The reason is obvious ; for in cold weather the oil and other component parts of the paint , form a hard ...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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REVIEW OF THE CULTIVATOR , NOVEMBER NO . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

REVIEW OF THE CULTIVATOR , NOVEMBER NO . Ill J ! . W . liltEWSTEU . The Nov . No . of the Cultivator is on our table . You ask a brief synopsis . I conclude your readers are more desirous to know what it says than anxious about what may happen to bo my opinion of its contents . Tho Cultivator is now closing the ninth year of its existence , and has attained such a high niche in the agricultural temple it has mainly contributed to erect , that to doubt its orthodoxy in agricultural tenets would be heretical in die extreme . It requires no great effort of the imagination to derive encouragement for our own young Hercules when we contrast , the Cultivator as it is , with its sixteen quarto pages , its neat typographical execution , its splendid embellishments , its costly pictorial illustrations , its five hundred correspondents , and its thirty thousand subscribers , with the feeble , puny , two shilling periodical that doubtingl y asked a precarious existence a few years since . The ...

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REBECCA'S REVIEW [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

REBECCAS REVIEW DEAR MR . PRINTER : After my old man answered your last letter , and finally agreed to do your reviewing , he got the promise of a place in the office in this city , so we pulled up stakes in the lost townships and came down here to live . It is a great change in our affairs , but we are used to changes , and have to do almost anyhow these times to make a living ; and me and Jonathan is getting old , and our children , you know if you read the papers , have all left us . Phil takes the farm and all the stock , except what stock of pork and butter and wheat and eggs will do us this winter , and gives Jonathan up his note , the interest on which at 25 per cent , had amounted to more than all is worth in these times of oppression in business , which is very kind in him and a great relief to my old man , and saves 30 dollars in change he had locked up in the till of the chest for the bankrupt law , in case Phil was obstinate , and the worst came to worst . Jonathan is hi...

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PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL MATTER [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL MATTER In Agricultural Papers . For the past year , it appears to us , there has been a sad falling off in agricultural papers generally , of practical matter—information concerning ordinary operations in husbandry . In looking over our own volumes , we arc struck with the difference between the first and second . Now , so far as lies in our power , we are determined to correct this error in the Prairie Farmer . But . our efforts will not be entirely effectual , unless the correspondents come to the same determination . It is pleasant , wo know , occasionally to step aside from the beaten track of cvery-day life ; and farmers as well as editors will sometimes prefer a subject which will permit them to use more of the flowers of rhetoric than would be appropriate in treating of hogs or the culture of potatoes . But let utility be the aim in writing , and let us all desire more to do good than to make a great show of intellectual ability . Not that all need b...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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VARIETIES OF THE MERINO SHEEP . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

VARIETIES OF THE MERINO SHEEP . Very many farmers have not had the moans of acquainting themselves with the different varieties of the Spanish Merinos , and for their information we give a short description , collected from various reliable authorities . The sheep of Spain are separated into two general classes ; the Transhumanta or Migratory , and the Eslantes or Stationary . The migratory is much the largest class , and is so called because they are removed periodically for change of pasturage ; in the summer to the mountains , and in the winter to the southern plains . They are subdivided into several distinct species , Negretti , Escurial , Paular , Infantado , Gaudeloupe , Monturio & c . The Negretti , belonging to the estate of that name , according to Youatt , arc the largest and strongest of all the travelling sheep . The Escurial , are the private property of the king . They are considered the best variety , being of good form and size ; the fleece , which is so...

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— -c 4 t » = — ILLINOIS STATE AG . SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

— -c 4 t » = — ILLINOIS STATE AG . SOCIETY . We have heard nothing , as yet , from this society , but suppose interesting meetings have been held . There has hardly been time to hear . It is very desirable the present session of the legislature should be improved , to diffuse the spirit , of agricultural progress abroad over the state , which seems to have operated with so much effect in some sections . Those , therefore , who are unable to attend , and yet feel a desire to sec the good work move forward , should assist in givin g interest to the meetings by forwarding agricultural essays to be read and then published . We would strenuously urge the importance of this subject upon the attention of our intelligent and public-spirited readers . It is worthy of signal efforts . Essays or communications to be read ,, should be sent immediately , directed to the President , Hon . WM . WILSON , at Springfield . Do not neglect it . THE TRIAL or PLOWS , it is expected , will come off in Apr...

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A SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

A SUPERINTENDENT OF COMMON SCHOOLS . How have the petitions In behalf of the appointment of a Superintendent , been circulated ? It . is of the first importance if \ he object in view be desirable , that those petitions bo signed immediately and forwarded to some one of the members . Wc do 1 tope this will not be neglected .

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MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . On introducing ourself in the PRAIKIK FARMER to its readers , it may be proper to make some observations . It is an old Proverb , that one half the world don t know what the other half aro about ; and it is now too true , that the farmers and mechanics know too little what each other long endurance , toil and blood , and bequeathed it to us with are about ; and it will ho one of the objects of this paper to . g ive light ou this subject , to show what each are about , how theirinterests are united , to devise ways and means for their mutual benefit , and to try to cultivate those friendl y feelings so useful to society , and individuals composing it . In all ages tho cultivation of the ground , the raisin of cattle , and the collecting the products of the earth , have formed the business of the largest portion of the human • race ; and as mankind advance in civilization , arts and sciences , the art of cultivating the earth has advanced ....

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LIBRARY 01 ' THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

LIBRARY 01 THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE . There is no one thing , connected with the intellectual improvement of the adult members of the Mechanics Institute , of so much importance as the library . This associated effort sustained and invigorated as it is , by the weekly meetings , addresses , lectures , debates & c ., will greatly increase tho taste for reading . Often , when a scientific subject is brought forward , the light cast upon it at one or two of the meetings , is just sufficient to create in many minds a strong desire to investigate it thoroughly . Were they able to procure the neccssaiy works , many a leisure hour would be most profitably employed in its study . Butmost mechanics being unable to purchase many books , the necessity of uniting the moans of the members in procuring one good library , to which all can have access , becomes at once apparent . It commends itself most strongly to the attention of every well-wisher of the Institute . Nothing would give ...

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A QUESTION TO BE SOLVED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

A QUESTION TO BE SOLVED . A and B bought 100 acres of land , for which they paid $ 200 or $ 100 each . A says to B , if you will give me my choice in the land , you shall have so much more land that yours shall cost . 50 cents per acre less than mine . How much land would each have ? CHILDSS IMPROVED FEINTING PRESS , lie . o the Editor of the Mechanical Department of the Prairie Farmer : The above engraving is a representation of a newly constructed printing press . Its advantages over the common hand press are the saving of time and labor ; doing the work equally as well ; is much less expensive than any machine press now in use , not varying much in price from the common iron press ; it is capable of working at least 1500 impressions per hour . I intend to make application for a patent ; but I do not claim the invention of any new power in machinery , or any new composition , but simply a new combination of long known and approved powers and materials . The whole machinery to be b...

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MATTERS IN GENERAL , AND OUR INSTITUTE IN PARTICULAR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

MATTERS IN GENERAL , AND OUR INSTITUTE IN PARTICULAR . Our lot is cast , in a favored land . We are the legitimate heirs of freedom . It is our birth riaht . It is an inheritance , bequeathed to us by our fathers . They purchased it with their last will and testament ; and we are bound to bequeath it to our children , unsullied , and to prepare them for sustaining it in their turn . Every moral man of intelligence feels tlie importance of this trust . His heart thrills with delight in contemplating our civil and religious privileges ; and reason , conscience , duty , and parental feelings , call on us to prepare our children for perpetuating this sacred trust . Are we doing our whole duty ? have we sufficiently studied the subject ? and do we know what should be done ?—- There are some things which all intelligentminds will agree ought to be done , and these things we should lose no time in accomplishing . Man is an animal , endowed with mind ; with reasoning powers which , are susc...

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n 7 ii WIND MILLS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

n 7 ii WIND MILLS . We would invite the attention of those interested , to the subject of Wind mills . A large portion of this western country is destitute of water power . Many of our farmers go from 20 to 30 miles to mill , and probably one half of our good farming land , lies 10 miles or more , from a water power sufficient , to carry a mill , and in many of these locations there is not sufficient fuel to carry a steam mill ; therefore the farmers must always go a great distance , or some other kind of mill must be made . In England , and other parts of Europe , wind mills are extensively used ; and though not as good a power as water or steam , it is probably the next best where these cannot be had . It has one advantage over both the others ; it costs nothing for the mill site , dam or fuel , and it can be put in any convenient place . It is true that wind mills have not flourished in the United States ; but there is no portion of this country so destitute of water power and fu...

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THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE . The Mechanics Institute of Chicago , was organized in Feb . 1842 . It has been steadily increasing in interest and numbers till it now contains about 200 members . They have a room in the most central part of town , rented for their own use exclusivcly , where meetings are held regularly every week , at which they have public lectures , debates , & c . Whenever a travelling lecturer comes in town , if he be an able one and promises an interesting course , an arrangement is made by which he is furnished with their room , lights & c . and the members of the Institute admitted free , other citizens paying what the lecturer may demand . The foundation of a good library has already been laid , which it is intended shall be increased as fast as the means will permit . Some valuable models o [ machinery have been donated to the Institute . The constitution will be inserted in the next No . which will explain the plan of the organization , a...

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— , --y ..- THE ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

— , --y ..- THE ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL . To the Editor of the Mechanical Department of the 1 mine Farmer : Tlie completion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal is a subject of vital importance to the interests of our State , and one that should enlist the feelings and co-opera-tion of every citizen ; for on that , in my judgment , very much depends the redeeming of the faith and credit of our State . And one of the great questions now under consideration is—Can sufficient , means be obtained to finish the Canal ? This question should be answered by our best financiers . The next question is , what is the best and cheapest plan for constructing a canal , adequate to the wants of the country ; or can the present plan be so modified as to reduce the expense and bring it within the means of the State , and yet do the necessary amount of business ? This question I -think should be fairly discussed and settled by practical men , as they are better qualified to judge concerning it , and...

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ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS . We hope to receive communications containing matter , original or selected , for the mechanical department of this paper , from the members of the Institute or others , and signed with their own proper names . To the members of the Institute we would say , it is your duty as well as privilege , as this department must be sustained for the present by voluntary contributions .

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" . .-. ^ . ' — = > IOWA MECHANICS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

. .-. ^ . — = > IOWA MECHANICS . By a recent No . of the Iowa City Reporter , we learn the mechanics in that place have a flourishing association , and have erected a brick building tho past season on a lot which was donated to them by the legislature . What a change has civilization wrought ! Probably not five years havopassed away since the sound of the hammer was first heard there , and now a building is completed , devoted to the moral and intellectual improvement of mechanics . With such zealous enterprise , which is a prominent characteristic of western mechanics generally , there can be little reason to fear that this part of the paper will not be full y sustained . We trust so many subscriptions and contributions of the pen will be received , as to warrant the use of six pages for this department . Weluiow not to whom to apply at Iowa City to act as agent , and would therefore request the editors and the P . M . to see the mechanics are informed of this enterprise...

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NOTA BENE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

NOTA BENE We have thought it best to send a copy of the paper to some post offices where we have no subscribers . At most of them we have had some to one or both of the previous volumes , and think it would be no obstacle to their forwarding their names again if they should see a copy of die paper as it is to be . Copies received by P . Ms . and non-subscri-bers , are intended for general circulation . Please keep them moving . We depend very much upon tho exertions of our friends for a few weeks to come . Far more can be accomplished now than in the middle or latter part , of the year . ( Lf 3 No one need expect to receive another number till the dollar is sent . A WORD TO THE WISE & c . —It will be perceived some of our merchants advertise with us . Let every farmer , who desires to see this paper sustained and improved , give them a call when they wisli to purchase . Call and sec them at any rate ; and if you can buy cheaper elsewhere—which we are sure you cannot—do s...

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . Several presents were received some time since which should have been previously acknowledged . Want of room is our only excuse . Dr . GEO . HASKELL of Rockford sent us a Winnebago squash , as he calls it , being a species of the Valparaiso , which weighed 112 lbs . It was one of three raised from one seed , which weighed in the aggregate 320 lbs . From another seed he had seven which wei ghed 545 lbs . The seeds of the one sent us were distributed . Dr . H . has also sent us a specimen of the beautiful sewing silk made in his family , which is so highly commended in the report of one of the Committes of the Winnebago Fair . _ We are indebted to JULIUS WADSWORTH Esq . of this city , for a large collection of drawings and descriptions of foreign agricultural implements , obtained by him in Europe . We shall insert engravings of some of them in future Nos . To the publisher of tho BRITISH AMERICAN CULTIVATOR for several wood engravings , sent us by the hand of P . H ...

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ANSWERS WANTED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 January 1843

ANSWERS WANTED . _ We have received from the Hon . H . L . ELLSWORTH , a circular containing the following inquiries . We should like replies from different sections of the West furnished us for publication , and we will sec they are forwarded to Mr . E . We wish to see a fair exhibit of the progress of the West in agriculture in the report which will be submitted to Congress , based upon the answers he receives . 1 . How aro the crops o [ the present year , compared with the year 1841 , or former years ? State per coinage of gain or loss , when convenient , and if the crop is deemed a good one & c . 2 . What causes have principally contributed to increase or diminish the crops ? 3 . What new articles have been introduced for culture , and with what success ? Seeds , tools , and application of products . 4 . What is the general condition of agricultural improvement ? Seeds , tools , & c 5 . State the prices in market of the principal articles , wheat , barley...

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