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METEOROLOGICAL TABLE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE . BY M . L . KXAIT . MR . GAGE : —You have undoubtedly seen the circular of Professor Espy , now in one of the bureaus of the War Department I think , desiring the transmission to him of meteorological observations from all parts of the United States . I would suggest that the requisite instruments be obtained by the Mechanics Institute Of Chicago , and observations made at that point and monthly tables published in the Prairie Farmer , and a file transmitted to the War Department . The instruments , independent of the Barometer , will cost but a mere trifle , and I would fain hope that there are gentlemen of wealth in Chicago , who feel sufficient interest m the cause of science to make a present of a good Barometer to the Institute . At all events I think the matter shpuld be attended to b y the institute without delay . Waynesville Feb . 14 , 1843 .

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SMOKY CHIMNEYS-REMEDY WANNED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

SMOKY CHIMNEYS-REMEDY WANNED . BY JOHN MAGOUN . _ To the Editor of the Mechanical Department of the Prairie Farmer . —I take the liberty to make a proposition , to wliich if you can accede , I shall be much gratified . It is this : —if you will publish articles in your paper on buildino- chimneys , —what size flues should be—what proportion they should bear to the room , & c . & c . —in fine , giving well tried and correct , rules for building chimneys , so that they will draw well—also reason for smokey chimneys;—I will agree to take your paper , and use my exertions to increase its circulation in this vicinity . If you sec fit to comply with the above proposal , you will please to signify this by sending me a number of your paper , upon the reception of which I will forward you payment . Bloomington , Jan . 13 , 1843 . A very fair proposition , and one which wo would accept if know where to direct the paper ; but wo know not to what Bloomington to send whet...

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< - ^ -a *^ . MECHANICS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

&amp;lt; - ^ -a *^ . MECHANICS . Why have pincers or forceps such extraordinary power ? Because they are double levers , of which the hinge is die common prop or fulcrum . Dr . Arnott thus illustrates the advantages of this machine : in drawing a nail with steel nippers , we have a good example of the advantages of using tools ; 1 . the nail is seized by teeth of steel , instead of the ¦ soft fingers ; 2 . Instead of the griping force of the extreme fingers only , there is the force of the whole hand conveyed through the handles of the nippers ; 3 . The force is rendered perhaps six times more effective by the lever length of the handles ; and 4 . By making the nippers , in drawing the nail , rest on one shoulder as a fulcrum , it acquires alt the advantages -of the lever or claw-hammer for the same purpose . Why does a combination of levers produce such extraordinary power ? Because , if a lever which makes one balance four , be applied to work a second lever which does the sam...

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CEMENTS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

CEMENTS . THE Diamond cement , for uniting broken pieces of china , glass , &amp;amp; c . which is sold as a secret at an absurdl y dear price , is composed of isinglass sc-aked in water till it becomes soft , and then dissolved in proof spirit , to which a little gum resin , ammoniac , or galbanum , and resin mastic are added , each previousl y dissolved in a minimum of alcohol . When to be applied , it must be gently heated , to liquefy it ; and it should be kept for use in . a well-corked vial . A glass stopper would be apt to fix so as not to be removable . This is the cement employed by the Armenian jewellers in Turkey for glueing the ornamental stones to trinkets of various kinds . When well made it resists moisture . Shellac , dissolved in alcohol , or in a solution of borax , forms a pretty good cement . White of egg alone , or mixed with finely sifted quicklime , will answer for uniting objects which are not exposed to moisture . A cement which gradually indurates to a ...

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THE INSTITUTE LIBRARY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

THE INSTITUTE LIBRARY . AGAIN we ask , what is doing with regard to the Library pf the Mechanics Institute ? Wh y do not the members , who appreciate the importance of a good library , not only as being a powerful auxiliary to the building up of the Institute , but as a means of intellectual improvement necessary to the members individually , urge its claims through their organ ? One object in the addition of this Department , was to aid in advancing the interests of the Institute , and members should not leave this important work alone to their editor . Let , then , such questions as , Wnat are the best means of procuring a good library ? be noticed b y members in every No . They will soon see the beneficial effects of having the direction of this department ; and unless they pursue this course , the chief good of it , so far as the Institute is concerned , will be lost to it . Each member should realize that he is particularly interested in this Mechanical Department , and to the ...

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REVOLVING HORSE RAKE . ( Fig . 7 . ) [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

REVOLVING HORSE RAKE . ( Fig . 7 . ) During the winter , farmers might employ some ot their leisure time to great , advantage in making implements . — The horse rake is admirably adapted for use on the prairies , and will do the work of several hands , and we therefore insert such a description of the revolving one , which is considered the best , as will enable our readers to make them . The following description is copied from the Cultivator . ITS construction is as follows : The head A B , fig . 7 , is a piece of strong scantling , three inches square and ten feet long , through which eighteen holes , one inch square , are made to receive the teeth , which are pieces of the strongest white ash , one inch square and three feet long , projecting equally on both sides of the head when inserted , and forming a double row of teeth , each about eighteen inches long . The draught chains or ropes , D D , are attached to the forward ends of the two curved arms E E , which are connected at...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . MARCH , 1843 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . SAMUEL ANDERSON , of Du Page Co . President . LEWIS E LLSWORTH , DU Page \ THERON D . BREWSTER , La Salle WM . NOBLE DAVIS , Kendall &amp;gt; Vice Presidents . WILLIAM SMITH , Will SETH WASHBURN , Lake J E . W . BREWSTER , Kane Treasurer . JOHN S . WRIGHT , Cook Roc . Sec . Do . do . Cor . Sec . Qj The present No . is issued with but 16 pages in order to get it out on the 1 st of the month . The April No . would contain 32 pages , were it not for printing the index to the last vol . On that account our subscribers must wait till the May No . for the 8 pages due them with this , when they will receive 32 pages . We regretted much the delay in issuing the Feb . No . ; and had we not expected , almost from day to day , to be able to leave Springfield , instructions would have been given to have had it published during our absence and on the first of tho month . B ut there were sever...

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COMMON SCHOOL EDUCATION [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

COMMON SCHOOL EDUCATION For two reasons , to us good and sufficient , we have determined to devote a small space in each No . to the subject of education . The first reason is , we just choose to do it ; and so lpng as we publish so cheap a paper , we consider it an inalienable right that we should use a portion of it according to our own pleasure , particularly as this pleasure is the sum total of present profits . If our friends made tho paper profitable we should consider it , our duty to enlarge it , if any other matter than agricultural or mechanical were to be added . We shall not , hpwever , use more than a page or two in a No . in this manner , unless we conclude to issue one or two Nos . with 32 pages besides the one for May . This we shall hope to do , and shall make a proposition in the next No . with a view to it , which we trust our friends will accede to . The second reason , and which is , in fact , the occasion of the first , is the overwhelming importance of the sub...

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APPLE TREES AND SCIONS WANTED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

APPLE TREES AND SCIONS WANTED . JOHN KING Esq . of Dubuque , I . T . writes as follows . Many other subscribers would like similar information , and we should be glad to furnish it . Those advertising with us can have short communication s inserted free of charge , and we would recommend to other nurserymen to procure the same privilege by advertising themselves . What could apple scions be delivered for by the hundred on die cast bank of the Mississippi river opposite this place ? or for what price at Chicago ? I should think from perusing the different advertisements that E . D . &amp;amp; Z . K . Lay of Ypsilanti have the largest trees—do you know how many inches at the stump in diameter would one hundred of his largest measure ? Of course the person who desires tho hundred of the latter kind ( large ) would be willing to pay more for them , than for smaller ones . Many of our citizens wish the above information—which you will oblige by giving .

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AGAINST CONFINING STOCK . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

AGAINST CONFINING STOCK . BY SOCRATKS JIAKD . To the Editor of the Prairie far . —The non-enclosure system as it is called seems to excite considerable interest with a portion of your correspondents . It is a subject of much importance to the farmers of Illinois and should be freely fairly and fully discussed . It is generally supposed that when a person proposes to throw aside an existing system or mode of operation for an untried experiment , he will show b y fact , illustration and argument , the practicability of the proposed change . If he can see the advantage to be derived from his system , why not show others the way and manner in which they can see the same thing . Because he says that such and such advantages flow from such a system , or such a change of system , does it make it so ? and can he expect others to believe it to be so on his bare assertion ? I am opposed to the proposed change and thus far have seen little save assertion in its favor . I have made my settlemen...

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TO CORRESPONDENTS .-FACTS WANTED . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

TO CORRESPONDENTS .-FACTS WANTED . Could we have more statements of the experience and observations of farmers in their ordinary farming operations , we should be well satisfied with the matter published in this paper . We would not complain of our correspondents , — far from it ; they have done belter for the Prairie Farmer , than diose of any . other agricultural paper except the Cultivator ; but if tliey would send more accounts of their farming operatiens , this would be made still more practical , and that is what we want .

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THE TJ . A . S .-SPIRIT OF SPECULATION & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

THE TJ . A . S .-SPIRIT OF SPECULATION &amp;amp; c . JOHN S . WRIGHT : Dear Sir—You will readily imagine that it was with no less pleasure than surprise that I received the first number of the third volume of the Prairie Farmer , when I tell you that Iliad seen nothing of it since receiving the first number of the first volume some three or four years since , then called the Union Agriculturist , and : connected with the U . A . Society . As to the Society , you doubtless remember that we sat by its cradle on tiie 8 th July 1838 , and Lwas fearful-that I might finish Currans epigramic declaration by adding that I had followed its hearse . I rejoice however to learn that it is still in healthful and useful existence , and that your paper is still devoted to its interest , though its sphere , in other respects , is enlarged . I wish you too , all profit , honor , and usefulness in your laudable and persevering efforts to suppl y the prairie farmer with a periodical adequate , and ...

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WHEAT DOES NOT TURN TO CHESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

WHEAT DOES NOT TURN TO CHESS . BY I . M . KURD . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . Dear Sir—Notwithstanding many able articles have appeared in the different Agricultural papers upon the subject of cheat ( chess ) in wheat , I believe a majority of the farmers think that the wheat itself turns to cheat ; but I am able to show from actual experience that such is not the fact . Last summer , wishing to sow wheat on my wheat ground , I plowed the stubble in July and August . There being some rain , the scattered wheat soon came up , and afforded considerable pasture for my cattle , and about the first of October I began to plow , and sow wheat . After sowing 15 or 20 acres , I perceived the cheat coming up very thick , which I destroyed by plowing and harrowing . Now Sir I believe if I had plowed my stubble 2 weeks later , the cheat would have remained in the ground until the wheat was sown , and then have been ready to come up with it , and probably my crop Would be cheat and not ...

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SUGAR GROVE LYCEUM , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

SUGAR GROVE LYCEUM , &amp;amp; c . BY P . Y . BLISS . It is a shame that such settlements as East Du Page , Sugar Grove , &amp;amp; c . &amp;amp; c . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer . The above is a quotation from your remarks in the January No . relative to Farmers Clubs and Lyceums . Please retract it so far as Sugar Grove is concerned . We have had a Farmers Institute in successful operation for two or three months past . Its members meet once a week , and committees are appointed to make reports on a great variety of subjects connected with agriculture , many of which would not dis- grace the columns of your fair paper . But we do not happen to possess the pruriency of many settlements , to have our names handsomely printed in the columns of your paper . I send by the bearer a piece of wood taken from the earth , by Capt . D . Hookin , forty six and a half feet under the surface . Perhaps tho excavations that are going on in the country , and the timber found in ...

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PAYMENT IN ADVANCE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

PAYMENT IN ADVANCE . Mr . C . J . of this . place says he wants your paper but cannot pay for it now ; but if you will send it to him he will pay you between now and harvest . I told him these were not your conditions , but at his request I would write to you and you could do as you pleased about sending it . Mr . J . is good , and would send the money as agreed . Such requests as the above have been very numerous , and wo are urged by several friends , in whoso judgment wc have great confidence , to depart occasionally from our rule , and send tho paper to such as will bo sure to pay within the year . But we cannot credit one and refuse another . Wo doubt not that most who request the paper would fulfil their promises ; but some would forget , and tho trouble of collecting would bo moro than tho subsriplions would be worth . And besides , those who would bo pretty certain to pay * ore tho ones who will have tho paper at any rate as soon as they can make it convenient ; and who will...

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jiyr —" HARD TIMES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

jiyr — HARD TIMES . Scarcely a letter comes without complaints of the hard tinies . Now we wish our friends to remember , that the interests of the paper are as much affected by the pecuniary embarrassments under which we all labor , as any thing - else ; and that if they desire its improvement , their exertions in its behalf must be increased just in proportion to the difficulty of obtaining subscribers . The receipts from abroad have more than equalled our expectations ; but at home—within the District of the U . A . S . —there has been a sad falling off . We know there are causes for it ; in some sections all the money has been used to pay for land ; and then a fanner or bis neighbor is coming to town so often , and it is so convenient to send for the paper anytime , that we are in a fair way of losing several hundred subscribers . At some offices , to which we have sent 20 , 30 arid 40 copies , we now send two , three or half a dozen . To very many offices we send one or two cop...

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ILLINOIS STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

ILLINOIS STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . Some effort was made to make the late meetings of this Society at Springfield interesting , but they were so continually interrupted that little was accomplished . The election of officers for the next two years had not taken place when we left . An account of it is expected for the next No . It was an unsuccessful effort to engage the members in discussions of agricultural questions , such as arc held in Massachusetts during the session of the legislature . We were much disappointed in this , for the information that might have been elicited , would have been valuable to our readers . The great cause of failure was the want of some addresses or essays . A few productions of that sort , would have added much to the interest of the first meetings , and given character to them , which would have secured a general attendance upon subsequent ones . When the legislature shall sit again , we will guaranty the meetings of the State Society will be of a...

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TO THE COMMITTEE ON FAIRS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

TO THE COMMITTEE ON FAIRS . In order that the list of premiums may be published in the April No ., it will be necessary for the committee to meet and make it out by the 22 d inst . Mr . HARDY informed us he would as lief come to Chicago as meet elsewhere , and as the other members could probably make some business here , we shall take the liberty of appointing Wednesday , March 22 d , 2 o clock P . M ., at the office of the Prairie Farmer , as the time and place of meeting , when tho list of premiums will be made out , and the place appointed for holding the next Fair . It is very desirable that every member should attend . The committee consists of P . Y . BLISS , E . W . BREWSTER and A . C HURCHILL of Kane , and ISAAC HARDY and D . C . UNDERIIILL of La Salle . . .=, i- ^ o-==- WHEAT . —Chicago , 7 th March . Buyers are willing to pay about 50 cents for good winter . Spring brings from 35 to 42 cents . The probabilities are that wheat will not bring as much in May and June as is pa...

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THE PRAIRIE FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . I . ATE THE UNION AGRICULTURIST &amp;amp; WESTERN PRAIRIE FARMER . GREATLY ENLARGED AND IMrROVED &amp;gt; Vol . 3 , 1813 . Organ of Western Agricultural Societies and of the Chicago Mechanics Institute . One of ike largest and cheapest agricultural papers published , and belter ndnptcdto t ! w western farmer than any nlher . To contain 2-t , perhaps K , large octavo pages , besides a colored cover Tor advertisements . Tho contents as follows : 1 st , Communicatwns , Crom nearly two liund rod correspondents , most of whom are practical fanners from nil parts of the West , and their numbers constantly increasing ; 2 d , Editorial articles ; ? d , Reviews of tin leading agricultural papers , by practical western farmers , which will present to our readers their more important parts j 4 tli . articles condensed from nil die agricultural papersin the Union ; 5 : h , A Mechanical Department of four puecs , to be under the direction of the MechanicsInstitute of...

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CHICAGO PRICES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1843

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , February 1 G , 1343 . PROVISIONS . § cts . $ cts . Beef F 100 2 00 . © . 2 50 do . packed Fl &amp;gt; l 4 .... © . 5 Pork F 100 1 00 . © . 2 25 do . packed Fbbl .... 5 .... © . 6 Lard tyVo ... 3 i © .... 4 in demand . Butter do 6 . ® 8 dull Cheese do 4 . ® 5 BREAD STUFFS .- Flour , superfine Fbbl 2 50 . © . do . fine do 2 00 do . buckwheat F 100 87 . © . ! 12 Corn meal Fbush 25 . © ... 31 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Fbush 47 . © ... 50 do . spring , Fbush 35 . © ... 42 Oats do 12 . © ... 14 Barley do 20 . © ... 22 Corn , shelled .. ; do .... ; .. 18 : © ... 20 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy Fhush 1 0 Blue Grass do 1 50 Red Top do 1 25 Rod Clover . ; :. ; do G 00 . © . 7 00 White do :..:. ; .. FH &amp;gt; 75 : none in market Flaxseed ... Fbush © ... 75 Tobacco iced FPa P cr ] 2 Hemp Fbush 55 . © .-. 75 Millet .... do : 50 German Panic Grass do ... : 50 POULTRY ; Turkeys ... - :.- • 37 . © ... 45 Geese . 25 . © ... 37 Ducks ¦ - : 1 ™ Chic...

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