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DIRECTIONS FOR MAKINO FULLED CLOTIL [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

DIRECTIONS FOR MAKINO FULLED CLOTIL IIY J . M . IIUKJ ) . Mit . EDITOR : The time has come tliaf / wc farmers must manufacture our own clothing or do without it—at least to . some degree , and having learned ihe irade of clolhdrcsstng , I take the liberty to give an opinion as to the proper mode of preparing , . . ! 0 | j , /;) r | i , i | 1 / ig . The chain or warp should be twisted as even as r ^ tihlc and all of one kind of wool . The filling should he twisted even also , b iii . not so hard as ( he warp . The fillimTor each web or piece should be spun by one person , and al ) of one sort of wool . Pulled wool should nol bo mixed with shorn nor coarse with fine—for j ( . will make it , cockle , « pucker in ihe null , as pulled wool fulls much faster ihan nhorii . II it i :, iiileirivd ! o rer-oiv ,: a fine dress , the lillfn-r should be of the finest of your wool , spun even , coarse thread , and slack twisted ; but . if it is to be merel y fulled and dyed , it makes but . little...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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WHO AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

WHO AND WHAT I HAVE SEEN . I have seen Incog , a Live Hoosier , and . I have seen farmers that went lo the store oftener than they went to mill . 1 have seen a farmer s wife take the last , twenty bushels of wheat from the granary lo purchase a new dress , when her husband , at the same lime , had an execution standing against him . I have seen farmers that could go twenty miles to a political meeting , but would not go five miles to an agricultural one . I have seen farmers that had but , little except dog fcnce , v but . I could not see that they had better crops than : thosc that had good rail or board fence . I have seen farmers that burned their straw when threshing their grain in the fall , and go begging the same article before spring to keep their stock alive . I have seen a farmer that traveled one hundred and four miles in the course of a year to use his neighbor s grindstone , when two days labor would purchase one that would last ten years . ¦ I ha \ e seen a farmers wif...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . Tl ^ WM ¦¦ ¦!¦¦¦¦ [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT . JOHN GAGE , Editor . Tl ^ WM ¦¦ ¦!¦¦¦¦ To the Editor of the Mechanical Department , of tlie Prairie Farmer : Dear Sir—The other day I beard a dispute on the following question—Does a vessel of a given length , breadth , and draught of water , require more power lo propel it , at a certain speed , than another vessel of half the length , with the same breadth and draught of water ? Perhaps the question may be more simply stated as follows : Is displacing the water the only resistance to be overcome in propelling a vessel ? To me it appears like this : that a boat , say 200 feet long , will require more power , or a longer application of the same power , to get it up to a certain speed , than one half as long , with the same width and draught ; but when once in motion the longer boat , will require less power to keep it so than the short one—because , from its greater weight , the molion it has already acquired helps more to overcome the resistance of the water...

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MECHANISM OF STANDING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

MECHANISM OF STANDING . , Of animal bodies , considered as masses , there is another ¦ properly , more curious than it is generally thought to be ; which is the faculty of standing : and it is more remarkable in two-legged animals than in quadrupeds , and , most pf all , as being the tallest , and resting upon the smallest . base , in man . There is more , I think , in the matter than we are aware of . The statue of a man , placed loosely upon its pedestal , would not be secure of standing half an hour . Von are obliged to fix its feet to the block b y bolts and solder ; or ihe first shake , ihe first gust of wind , is sure to to throw it down . Yet this statue shall express all the mechanical proportions of a living model . It is not , therefore , the mere figure , or merely placing the centre of gravity within the base , that is sufficient . Either the law of gravilatiofi is suspended in favor of living substances , or something more is done for them , in order to enable them lo u...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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MECHANICAL IMPROVEMENT . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

MECHANICAL IMPROVEMENT . Lv wlptt age has there been such advances mad , ; in mechanical science aptl skill as llie present ? The history of the world affords « o parallel . Theic were periods and ages in ancient times , when the arts and sciences flourished ; but their improvements in mechanical arts were of a limited nature compared with the present , They . excelled in certain things to which they gave the name of Artssuch as sculpture , painting , and architecture . It was confined to few branches , and comparatively but few masters pf the arts , who made a great secret of their skill- The present age includes in its field of improvement , in addition to tl ) c above , a vast range of mechanism , productive of much benefit , and some astonishing results . Water , animal , and steam power , are made to perform a great amount of labor , which formerly had to be done by the hand of man ; aqd with steam power , many beneficial results arc utfaincd , which at present we can accomplis...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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PATRONIZE YOUR OWN . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

PATRONIZE YOUR OWN . 1 ! Y AllltAllAM SMITH . MKSSRS . E DITORS : I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt , of 5 numbers of the Prairie Farmer . I have frequently seen the paper hig hly commended by oilier papers , but I bud no idea that so good a paper was published in Illinois—and as I could ge l ; papers as soon from New York as Chicago , and from Cincinnati in half the time , I have justified myself in neglecting you . But I have become convinced lately of the propriety of fanners patronizing every species of mechanics and manufacturers at home , m preference to foreigners ; manufacturers of newspapers as well as those of clothing . But I must tell the tale that struck me as so very appropriate ; as well as I remember , it ran tluis : There lived in a certain neig hbor , hood , a shoemaker , a halter , a tailor , arid a former . The shoemaker sold his shoes to the farmer for two dollars a pair , and took it in corn at 25 cents a bushel ; the bailor his hats for four dol...

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A SWEEPSTAKES FOR THE BEST PLOW . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

A SWEEPSTAKES FOR THE BEST PLOW . AT the late meeting of the Union Agricultural Society , after the decision of the committee on plows had been reported , some of the competitors proposed a sweepstakes , to be open to every one from any part of the United States or the world , upon paying the entrance money of five dollars . — The trial Is to be under the direction of SOLON ROBINSON of Indiana , Ho RACK MILLER of Winnebago co ., and DAVID SANBORN of Peoria co ., who have been appointed b y tjie U . A . S . the viewing committee on plows and the plowing match . Most of the competitors will probabl y bo from within the district of the Society , and the object in appointing individuals from abroad , is to get a disinterested and impartial decision . Should either of the members-fail to attend at the cattle-show and fair , Tuesday the 2 fith of Sept ., at which time the trial will be had , some one will then be appointed to fill the vacancy . One object in donating the subscription to t...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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HORSE-POWER AND THRESHING-MACHINE— -SWEEPSTAKES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

HORSE-POWER AND THRESHING-MACHINE—-SWEEPSTAKES . MESSRS . EDITORS : We the subscribers offer a sweepstakes of five dollars for tlie best horso-powcr and threshing machine of western manufacture and without a patent , that cleans the grain—one half to go to the successful competitor and the olhcr to the U . A . S . Any one wishing to compete must give notice to the secretary , J . S . WRIGHT by the first of August , and the money must bo paid in at the time of entry at the fair in September next . Wo would say that our machine will bo for sale at the fair . P . SYLLA , A . HADLOCK , Elgin , Kane co . June 19 , 18-13 . Tun WORKING MECHANIC —Wc cannot say too much in behalf of the working mechanic , who constantl y is striving to make himself known , not only in becoming a proficient in his business , but who is every day raising himself to eminence by the course of his habits . A young man wito has nothing to depend upon but his character and the labor of his own hands , for his eleva...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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MITCHEL'S PATENT EIRE PLACE [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

MITCHELS PATENT EIRE PLACE WE have been much pleased by the examination of a new arrangement , of the principles of the stove , invented and patented by R . MITCHELL , Esq ., of Portland . In external appearance you see a neat fire frame , with a glazed closed door in front , through which the light of the fire shines cheerfully and brightly . It is in reality , however , a stove set it the chimney , and so arranged that there is first a chamber or main body in which the coal or wood is placed , and there shut in by sliding doors glazed with p lates of mica . A hearth projects out in the usual way , and beneath it is another chamber or cavity in which is placed a vessel of water , the slow evaporation of which moistens the atmosphere sufficiently to prevent that dry , unpleasant heat which stoves are apt to produce . By turning circular slides in the hearth , the heat is suffered to escape into the room , and thus not only warms the room more rapidly , but affords an excellent chanc...

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Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
- * ~ - V ^ .-w THE PHENOMENA OF SOUND . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

- * ~ - V ^ .-w THE PHENOMENA OF SOUND . A short Lecture delivered before the Chicago Mechanics Institute , by H . Ross . ( Continued from page 132 . ) ¦ I have thus far noticed briefly some of the ways in which ^ sounds are prqduced and propagated . ^ I now propose to ^ offer a few remarks upon the organ through which the sensiitions of . sound are conveyed to the mind , and upon the influence which those sensations have upon the mind itself . The ear , we are told by anatomists , is the most curiousl y wrought , of all the organs of tlie body , and the analogy that exists between it and the eye is very striking . The eye is composed of three coats and three humors , and the ear is made up of three grand divisions . The external ear , the middle ear , and the inner ear . The outer part in man is like a shell , and on that account is called the concha . The ¦ inner part , which is the drum , is a cavity filled with air , and having a chain of bones extending across it . from the dru...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER J ULY , 1843 OFFICERS OF THE UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY . UNION IS STRENGTH . SAMUEL ANDERSON , of Du . I aje Co . President . LEWIS ELLSWORTH , DU Pa ^ o ^ THERIN D . BREWSTER , La Salle | War . NOBLE DAVIS , Kendall *> Vice Presidents . WILLIAM SMITH , Wi . l I SETH WASHBURN , Lake J E . W . BREWSTER , Kane Treasurer . JOHN S . WRIGHT , Cook Roc . Sec . Do . do . Cor . Sec .

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COUN FOIt FODDER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

COUN FOIt FODDER . WE find in the Now England Farmer of May 10 th , a communication from A . ( M . Holt , of East Haddam , Conn ., g iving the result of his experiments in the use of the different kinds of corn for fodder . He states that he had been accustomed to sow the southern tall horse-tooth corn , on account of the great amounfof stalks it produced . His way was to let it stand till it was seven or eight feet high , and about ready to tassel out . When cut and fod gi een , animals would eat it for a day or two , after which they would eat nothing but the leaves , and thus leave the stalks entire . His horse , on this feed , did a little better than on dry bay , but needed grain to enable him to do service . Having been under necessity of sowing some northern flint corn , he was surprised to find that his cattle and horse ate the whole stalk greedily , and continued to do so . He found also that his horse did belter on the northern cornstalks without grain , than on the southe...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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. *)^ - , » . C == ~ AGRICULTURAL IMPROVEMENTS-DIFFICUL -TIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

. *)^ - , » . C == ~ AGRICULTURAL IMPROVEMENTS-DIFFICUL-TIES . To devclopc the agricultural resources of the country is tin object , it will be conceded , secondto few in importance . The benefits of it arc neither uncertain nor transitory ; they are tangible and permanent . The love of Progress is inherent in the human mind ; and the gratification of this would be a sufficient inducement to exertion , were there none other . But when wc look at Europe disgorging upon us a population it cannot feed at home ; in spite of a territory , at present in a good degree vacant , and at any rate extended , an incipient feeling that the same evil she suffers will ultimately come upon us , presents the subject of agricultural improvement before us , under the aspect of necessity . This ncccssily is at present too distant to be felt with much force . But it is beginning to be felt , that it is an object to obtain more adequate rewards for labor , by making grounds more productive , and by produc...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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VETERINARY DEPARTMEN ! [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

VETERINARY DEPARTMEN ! DISEASES OF SHEEP . ( Continued from page 84 . J JAUNDICE . —I have never seen this disease in the sheep , and have heard almost nolbing of it ; indeed it is very rare , lew having ever witnessed cases of it . It is consequently very imperfectly understood , every one who has written about , it . assigning for its occurrence a different cause . Tho principal symptoms to be depended on , according lo I hose who have treated il , arc a yellowness of the eyes , and an obstinate sluggishness of the animal , almost amounting to sleep . Copious bleeding and two ounces of Glauber salts have been recommended for the treatment , which must , be gone about ; promptly , as the disease is said to bo quickly fatal . Reasoning from what : is known about jaundice in man , I would , were a case to occur lo me in the sheep , g ive a good dose of calomel , say 15 grains , in conjunction wilh the salts , unless the disease had supervened on rot , when I would substitute ten grai...

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GESTATION-STOCK BREEDING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

GESTATION-STOCK BREEDING . MR . EDITOR : What is the period of ufcro-gestation of the mare ? A neighbor has assured me that his mare has gone over twelve months , and has not yet . foaled . Another gravely asserts that a mare carries a horse colt , twelve monlhs , and a . mare colt only eleven months . Anotlfer , that a young mare will foal at ten and a half months , and an old mare at eleven and a half . Now , who shall decide when doctors disagree ? I am an inquirer , but I place no certain reliance on any of these popular opinions , and would be very glad to see an article in your veterinary department on the utero-gestation of all the animals the farmer breeds , and what practice is most proper , that is , what attention should be bestowed in feeding or otherwise in order to insure safe parturition . One farmer will raise nearly all bis young animals , while another will lose fifty per cent , of his annual increase . One of my neighbors has lost 15 lambs from 28 ewes , 7 calves ...

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VALUE OF RUTA J 5 AGAS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

VALUE OF RUTA J 5 AGAS . BY M . L . BUNLAP . MESSRS . EDITORS : I have been so very busy of late that I bad not thought of sending any matter for the Prairie Farmer . By the last No . I find Mr . Jacobus has given a couple of garbled extracts from one of my former communications . As I am not very sensitive on the subject , my only object in writing is to set the gentleman right and give him a little information at the same time . If he will take the trouble to rc-pcnise the article in question he will find lhat I conceded to the ruta bagas all that , could be expected by any one , when a luxuriant crop was obtained ; What I contended for was that in dry seasons they would not only fail in quantity but quality ; so much that it . was no object to continue their culture . The reasons of their failure are thus described by Chaptal , pages 65 and C 6 : The tubes and hexagonal cells in the vascular svstem of plants are composed of woody fibre ; and when they are not filled with fluid ma...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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CULTURE OF FRUIT TREES . BY K . IIARKNESS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

CULTURE OF FRUIT TREES . BY K . IIARKNESS . You may have been seriously disappointed in not receiving a consignment of fruit trees at the proper season ; but a satisfactory excuse is not . wanting . The load of trees sent , north last fall were so much injured by exposure to the cold before they were secured , as to render them ( with few exceptions ) unfit for market , and so large a number perished in the nursery that I could not spare another load . The late winter has been disastrous in the extreme to the cultivators of young fruit trees . Still , we have no reason to complain or be discouraged . We now know what ; varieties will stand the climate—what we can graft , as well as those which must , if raised at all , be placed upon hardy seedling stocks at a distance from the ground . For the informaiion of others it may be well to remark that tho Mainden sBltish , Golden Pipin , Rumbo , Michael Henry s Pipin and Black Apple , were totally destroyed by the bark bursting at . the s...

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TIMBER GROWING . SMUT IN WHEAT . THE FLOW , & c . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

TIMBER GROWING . SMUT IN WHEAT . THE FLOW , & c . BY T . 0 . ELUTHORP . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer ; I wish to make a draft upon you or some of your correspondents for a little information upon timber growing , and would therefore request an answer through the columns of tlic-Prairie Farmer to the following questions : When is the proper time to gather seeds from the Sugar Maple , and how and when should they be sown ? How can White and Black Ash be propagated ? How and when should acorns be sown ? To Prevent Smut in Wheat . On the 2 d of April , 184 S , I prepared 8 bushels of wheat for seed as follows : A brine was made strong enough to bear up an egg , and in quantity sufficient , to wash a bushel at once . Tbc wheat was put into the brine , and every thing that would swim skimmed off and thrown away . It was then taken out and a sufficient , quantity of lime sifted on to it to make it dry . It was allowed to remain in this stale in a box until the 6 th , by ...

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GOOD STOCK vs . POOR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

GOOD STOCK vs . POOR . I ) T ABET . JEANS . To the Editor of the Prairie Farmer : It seems to mo , in looking at the stock raised hereabouts , that the farmers have a notion similar , in reference to their stock , to one which I once heard from a friend who lived in the city , in regard to his rents . I , cannot afford to pay such a rent , said my friend . But I thought you owned the place where you live , said I . I do , he replied . I saw his meaning—which was , that though he owned his dwelling , which was worth some , $ 20 , 000 , and though he had bought it when property was low , for aboilt one sixth of thai , money , yet now he considered himself living on the rent of § 20 , 000 . People seem lo have such an idea in reference to the stock on their farms . They cannot afford to own a good animal . A cow worth $ 10 , while oilier cows can he had for ! $ 15 , would be so extravagant ( hey could mil afford ii . There was , I allow , sonic reason in regard to the rent of Ihe house...

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EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 July 1843

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT HOME INSTRUCTION . lit A MOTHER . To the Editor . of the Prairie Farmer : t am happy to learn , through the columns of your paper , that there is one advocate for imparting instruction at home . M y experience in teaching amounts to just three times three years ; and a plan which was first adopted from tho want , of schools altogether has since been persevered in , from the firm conviction that for young children it ; is decidedly better than to place them in a common school .. True , they are out : of the way , and the moiher is relieved from the task of teach * ingthem herself ; but almost every one will admit that , young children learn as much evil as good at : a common school—while the moral culture of their minds receives but very little or no attention at all from common teacher ? . It appears tome the germ of good princip les should be implanted in childrens minds as early or earlier than the seeds of scientific knowledge . The one will no more spring ...

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