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BREAKING STEERS [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

BREAKING STEERS No agricultural writer within oilr knowledge possesses the humor and happy faculty of telling a story , of Dii . HOI . MKS , of the Maine Farmer . And the moral uniformly connected wilh his jdkcs , renders his writings truly valuable . Witness the following . A farmer who had exchanged oxen with another , found that he had come into possession of a pair of real cut and run fellows ; a pair that were not slow neither , nor very particular as to the time or occasion of showing their speed to their new proprietor . Being in the woods one day , and just ready to hitch on to a log , they started for homo , and he after them in pursuit . The oxen having many feet the start of him , and more feet to apply as locomotives , soon won the race , and wouldnt heave to till the barn-yard brought them up . The owner said nothing to them when lie arrived , but supplied himself with an extra number of chains , and drove them quietly down again to the woods . He then put all the chain...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
FARMERS' CLUB , WETHERSFIELD , HENRY CO . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

FARMERS CLUB , WETHERSFIELD , HENRY CO . BY J . G-. DODGE , SEC . PURSUANT to previous notice , a meeting of the inhabitants of Wethersfield was held at the meeting house on Thursday everting , Feb . 16 , 1843 , for the purpose of considering the propriety and importance of entering into an agricultural association . Said meeting was called to order by Calvin Wells , and organized by appointing S . Blish Esq . chairman , and J . G . Dodge secretary . The object of the meeting was stated by the chairman , and remarks made by different individuals , after which it was Voted , That this meeting select a committee of five to propose a plan of action and the form of a constitution at an adjourned meeting . Voted , That J . K . Wells , H . G . Little , Francis Loomis , Charles Blish , and J . G . Dodge constitute this committee . Voted , That this meeting adjourn to Monday evening , March 6 th . _ Monday March 6 th , 1843 . Agreeably to adjournment , the second agricultural meeting was he...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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NOTICE OF THE CULTIVATOR—JAN . NO . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

NOTICE OF THE CULTIVATOR—JAN . NO . BY 12 . W . BREWSTER . THE January No . of this standard work has at length reached our Little Woods , and fully sustains its previous well-earned reputation . From its rich mine of agricultural treasures I select a few gems deemed of interest to the prairie farmer . It is embellished with numerous pictorial illustrations , and accompanied by a beautiful portrait of Mr . Prentices short-hom bull , Fairfax , a near relative of whom , it is said , recently sold for 255 guineas ; { near $ 1200 . ) Will our prairies ever boast of such stock , if we eqntiuue to persist in our nomadic system ? MR . COLMAN S EUROPEAN TOUR . We notice wilh pleasure that Mri Colman , so long and so favorably known to the agricultural world , proposes making the tour of Europe for the purpose of inspecting its husbandry and rural economy , and to report the result of his examination in 8 or 1 Q consecutive Nos . of 100 pages each , at a cost of 50 cenis for each Nx &amp...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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WJIEAT TO PAY FOR TYPE . RUTA BAGAS , & ev [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

WJIEAT TO PAY FOR TYPE . RUTA BAGAS , & ev BY GEO . P . HARVEY . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : At the last Faif of the U . A . S . I subscribed ten bushels of winter wheat towards purchasing type for the good of the cause of the Prairie Farmer . The wheat was sent to Chicago by one of my nejghbprs , with instructions to deliver the wheat to W . L . Whiting and carry the receipt to your office . But he forgot to leave the receipt and brought it tome . You will find it enclosed . I meant to have joined the Society at Aurora last fall , but I had no convenient opportunity , so I let it pass . I subscribed the wheat thinking that { sliould join before I left , but I trust the donation will not come amiss if you ever get it . I have taken the Prairie Parmer two years , and I mean to continue to take it whether I take any other paper or not . The recipes for doctoring horses are worth a dollar a year to me , to say nothing about all . the information to be gained on ot...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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DOINGS OF THE INSTITUTE . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

DOINGS OF THE INSTITUTE . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . AT a meeting of ihe Institute on the evening of the 2 Sih of March , the subscription for the library was exhibited , and contained an amount of about $ 370 , and was immediately raised to upwards of $ 400 . Much credit is due to Mr . C . M . Gray , for his prompt and efficient services in this matter , which is intended to lay the foundation of a library . Next a letter from Mr . Espy , ( the storm king , ) accompanied by a letter from S . Pleasants , the 5 th Auditor of the Treasury , was submitted by Dr . S . Meacham , Keeper Chicago Light-house . In Professor Espy s communication he saj-s he wishes to have a great many simultaneous observations on the weather , made over a wide extent of territory and sent monthly to the Navy Department , to his care ; and g ives a concise view of what he has done , and what he expects to do . Dr . Meacham stated to the Institute that he was not able to compl y with Mr . Espy...

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INVESTIGATION OF WIND AND WEATHER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

INVESTIGATION OF WIND AND WEATHER . As the Institute have concluded to assist Professor Espy in his investigations , and as the members of the Institute , like the rest of community , were divided in their opinions of the utility of such investigations , we deem it proper publicly to express our sentiments and give some of the reasons why we are in favor of the project . It is admitted that the laws that govern the universe , the winds and tides , the weather and storms , are fixed and invariable , and although j . he wind and weather may change daily and hourly , still the laws that govern thom remain the same—as fixed and invariable as the laws that carry our earth in its orbit around the . sun . Some of these laws are understood ; as that heat rarities the air , and makes it specifically li g hter , consequently it ascends ; but we do not understand all the laws , nor all the effects , and as it is by investigation that we have learned what we do know , may we not reasonably expe...

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THE MECHANICS' EXHIBITION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

THE MECHANICS EXHIBITION . SUBSEQUENT to the setting in type of an article with this heading in the last No ., the members of the Institute determined it would be inexpedient to hold a public exhibition next autumn . They are making great exertions to build wp a library , rightly considering that one of their most important measures ; and as an exhibition would be attended with considerable expense , a majority think if there be money to be spared for it , the interests of the Institute would be best promoted by using that money in the purchase of books . And now it is confidently expected by the members of the Agricultural Society , that mechanics will exhibit their manufactures at the Cattle Show and Fair to be held next fall . The great object had 1 in view by the Institute in desiring to hold an exhibition , was to introduce their manufactures to western consumers—to show them that as good articles of every branch of manufacturing could as well be made m the West as elsewhere , ...

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THOUGHTS ON SCIENCE . NO . I . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

THOUGHTS ON SCIENCE . NO . I . BY H . ROSS . - IT was a very common error of the ancient philosophers to teach many things in science which could not be sustained either by reason or facts . Their sanction and authority alone was sufficient , however , to establish for centuries the most absurddoctrines , theories and systems that ever were palmed off upon mankind . It must have been by the magic of a name that Aristotle ( whose philosophy for a long period was universal ) had gained so great an influence over the minds of men;—for had many of the doctrines which he taught rested solely upon their own merit , they could not have been received or even patiently listened to by men of real learning and science in any age or in any country . - There is none , perhaps , of the doctrines of this ancient philosopher that at first sight appears so plausible and reasonable , but that in reality is more opposite to experience and to truth , than that which teaches that two bodies of unequal w...

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SUCKER CORN SIIELLER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

SUCKER CORN SIIELLER . ( Fig . 15 . ) MR . UNDERBILL of La Salle co . sent us a model of a corn-sheller , an engraving and description of which , not very perfect , was given in vol . ii . p . 7 , and at the request of Mr . Sanborn we insert another illustration which will be more intelligible . The lower jaw B , should be of oak , 20 inches long , 12 wide , and l £ thick , 15 inches of it being laid out into squares of an inch , and a spike to he inserted in each angle , and one in the centre . The upper jaw A , of the same length and 10 inches wide , filled with spikes in like manheri The spikes may be made of wire , full an eighth of an inch in diameter , and cut one inch long , three fourths of which should be driven into the jaw . The frame should be made strong , of a convenient heig ht for the operator , with the side next him elevated about four inches above the other . It is used in the following manner : The upper jaw A , is raised , having a perpendicular motion from the ...

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ESPY'S VENTILATOR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

ESPYS VENTILATOR . ( Fig . lC . ) WE present above , a sectional view of Mr . Espy s invention for ventilating ships , hospitals , prisons , mines , cisterns , vats , sinks , & c . —also for producing a strong draft in chiriinies , flues of steamboats , locomotives , & c . - : DESCRIPTION . A denotes the chimney . B- a sheetirbn pipe secured upon the top of the chimney . C a collar of , sheet iron fitting loosely over the pipe B . Da hollow cone , also made of sheet iron , into which the collar C enters . E a vane , to keep the cone pointed to the wind . F a perpendicular iron rod , on which the cone and collar revolve , a ,- a , b , b , c , c , and e , arrows showing the course of the current , of air . ..., ; ., Now suppose the wind to blow in the direction of the arrows a , a ,-it will pass along the surface of the cone to its base , when it will converge as represented by arrows o , 6 ; and c , c , and produce a vacuum at 0 , the open entlof the , cone , ...

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GILDING BY GALVANISM . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

GILDING BY GALVANISM . ALTHOUGH not one of the most useful discoveries of modern days , yet the process of gilding with galvanism will be considered a very important one . So that an article be made to look like gold , and to defy the closest examination without cutting , what matters it whether it be pure or not ? Only the rich can object to the discovery , as calculated to make plate for table use , & c ., too common . Rogues will take advantage of the process to gild false coin , and the only means of detection will be b y weight . The following is an extract from a letter from Philadelphia to the N . Y . Farmer and Mechanic . W . No recent discovery sheds a brighter lustre upon its discoverer than the beautiful art of gilding by Galvanism . I have recently had an opportunity of examining more particularly into the beauties of this art ; and I find it to possess , in a very singular degree , the power to impart to the useful and unpolished metal , all the polish and r...

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THE FOURIER SYSTEM . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

THE FOURIER SYSTEM . The Lamoille Agricultural and mechanical Association . UNDER this last title an organization has been formed in Bureau county in diis State , upon the system of M . Fourier of France . It is a social organization , with a view to the greatest possible division of labor , and economy in the buildings , fencing , use of implements , & c . & c . We are not sufficiently acquainted with the system of Social Science , as it is termed by the N . Y . Tribune , its principal advocate in this country , to inform our readers concerning the particulars upon which it operates . A pamphlet has been recently published at the Tribune office , price 124 cents , which we should judge from the table of contents g ives a full explanation of M . Fourier s views and plans . We should be well p leased if Mr . GREELY would send us a copy . .-.- ..... No section of the Union presents such advantages as the West for building up organizations of this kind . Large t...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER . MAY , 18 43 . OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . SAMUEL ANDERSON , of Du Page Co . President . LEWIS ELLSWORTH , DU Page A THERON D . BREWSTER , La Salle WM . NOBLE DAVIS , Kendall > Vice Presidents . WILLIAM SMITH , Will SETH WASHBURN , Lake J E . W . BREWSTER , Kane Treasurer . JOHN S . WRIGHT , Cook Roc . Sec . Do . do . Cor . Sec .

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HOW TO PLANT AND COOK POTATOES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

HOW TO PLANT AND COOK POTATOES . Choose a loamy soil that s sandy , Throw manure broadcast and thick—Stercorasis should be handy , That the work may go on quick . It is best to plow in winter—Deep plowing is the only thing . Use your labor without stint , or T will bo double in the spring . When you find the ground is drying , Let tlje kidney then be freed From the hole where they ve been lying , And select the best for seed . Then in April fall to planting From the large potatoe heap ; Let no little hands be wanting , They re good as men and twice as cheap . Do not cut the root to pieces , Nor let it into plaster roll—A kidney usually increases Two fold , if you plant it whole . pills are best ,, for you can tend them AH around with plow or hoc—Slot too close , or you will rend them , And the offsets will not grow . Keep down weeds and dress the hills up , Let thfem have both rain and sun—7 Then the plant grows well and fills up , And your summer work is done . Now before tho groun...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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PRAIRIE HAY-WINTERING STOCK , & c [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

PRAIRIE HAY-WINTERING STOCK , & c BY D . SANBORN . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : The communication of W . J . Phelps , in the March No . is unquestionably correct so far as it relates to farmers who are prepared to engage in it ; but to those who have but little fenced and broken , 1 would not have the value of prairie hay overlooked . The new settler who may chance to read his article , may be led to inquire , Cannot cattle be wintered on prairie hay ? I answer , yes ; and well , too , although some think it hardly worth cutting . I have often heard it said , it was worth no more than straw . But I can assure those who are in doubt about its . value that if it is cut at the ri ght season , say from 1 st of July to 1 st of August , well cured , and properly stacked , cattle may be well wintered with it without the use of grain . The truth is , too many farmers neglect to provide a sufficient quantity of this hay . I have noticed since living in Illinois , that al...

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THE "SILK RECORD " -SKINLESS BARLEY , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

THE SILK RECORD -SKINLESS BARLEY , & c . BV GEO . HASKELL . J . S . WRIGHT ESQ : Dear Sir—I have received youf note and the New Genesee Farmer ; but owing to a pressure of business of various kinds , I shall not be able to comply with your request to furnish a review of it by the time you named . I now return you the paper by Mr . Horsman . If I should do any thing in the way of reviewing any publication , I would prefer to take the Burlington Silk Record . I take that paper , and as I am somewhat engaged in the silk business , perhaps I can furnish you an article occasionally from that , and my own experience , which will help fill up your paper . I now send you a sample of sewing silk made by my wife this season . It is her first trial , and she has made about l £ lb . of it . I am preparing to do more in the silk business next season . I have ( to me ) a new kind of barley , of which I will send you a sample the first good opportunity . It is skinless and a very fine ...

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= ¦«¦»» - i . THE GOPHER AND MOLE—CIIESNUT TREE , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

= ¦«¦»» - i . THE GOPHER AND MOLE—CIIESNUT TREE , & c . BY AN IOWA YANKEE . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : It is asserted that the Palma Christa or Castor Bean possesses some property repulsive to the gopher , and that the ravages of this mischievous animal maybe prevented by cultivating the plant in the field with other crops : if so , doubtless the fact is well known to some of your numerous correspondents . — Will they be so good as to inform through the medium of your paper of the number of plants required to the acre , and if the remedy be entirely or only partially efficacious . A farmer in Kentucky says it is death to ihe mole . — He plants the bean in a recent track of the mole , and states that its operations cease immediately , and that in subsequently plowing and hoeing his crops ho has frequently found them dead . THE CHESNUT TREE . We are informed that this tree is now growing in . Illinois or Indiana , where it was planted for timber many years ago ....

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REVIEW OF THE PAST . HEDGING-DITCH AND EMBANKMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

REVIEW OF THE PAST . HEDGING-DITCH AND EMBANKMENT . BY A . CHURCHILL . THIS No . closes the year and to it is appended the index pointing to all that has been said or done in the present vol . Let each candidly review all that he has written for the paper , and see how much he has furnished that is useful—how many errors he has committed—how much theory he has advanced which does not hold good in practice . I am of the opinion that retractions , corrections and additions mig ht , be made . And knowing of some in my own writings , I will commence in this No . Cotton Wood , I find , will not grow well by cuttings unless the ground is rich and thoroughly prepared—therefore they will not grow in the top of an embankment . I should have stated that ditch-and-bank fence , to be permanent , should be made in the spring , before the tenth of May , or in the fall , after the grass is dead . If the embankment be not faced with sod on both sides , and the top at least two and a half feet wide ...

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MAIZE SUGAR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

MAIZE SUGAR . BELIEVING the manufacture of sugar and molasses from corn-stalks , is rapidly to become an important branch of production in the West , we shall lay . all the information before , our readers concerning it which may fall in our way . The first and second vols , of the Prairie Fanner contain several pages about it , and they may be re-examined with advantage by those having them . MR . WILLIAM WEEP , of Wilmington , Delaware , furnished the following essay upon the subject at the request of HON . H . L . ELLSWORTH , who had it published with his report to Congress . The remainder . of the essay will be given b efore the information will be necessary to the op eraton The most profitable application of labor is a desideratum too frequently overlooked or disregarded by those who attempt the introduction of new manufactures into a country . All calculations of advantage which is to result from the production of any article must be made with due regard to this point or pract...

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NEW GRENADA , SOUTH AMERICA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 May 1843

NEW GRENADA , SOUTH AMERICA . AT Springfield we had the pleasure of hearing Hon . JAMES SEMPLE lecture upon the climate , productions , inhabitants & c . of New Grenada ; and believing our readera would be interested in the information , we requested him to forward a series of letters for publication . We shaH expect them as soon as his judicial duties will permit him to , prepare them ; . Judge S . was for several years Charge d Affaires of theU . S . to that government , and resided at the capital , Bogota . This city is in latitude 4 ° 36 N ., at an elevation of 8721 ft . above the level of the sea , and enjoys a temperature of about 60 Q F ., never varying throughout the year more than two degrees . : Twocrops are raised annually . By ascending the mountains , Cordilleras , 1 one can enjoy a sleigh ride in the regions of perpetual snow ; or-by descending into the p lains , can be roasted with the burning sun of the torrid zone , ¦ •• - ¦ .- ,

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