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MR . GEDDES' HARROW . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

MR . GEDDES HARROW . ( Fig . 8 . ) Scale , half an inch to the foot . THE accompanying cut of a harrow we find in the Albany Cultivator for January . From an inspection of the cut we are inclined to think it the best pattern we have seen . It is not patented , and is the invention of Geo . Geddes , Esq . of Tyler , N . Y . We annex his description . Timber ; three inches square . The side pieces should enter the centre pieces , so that the acute angle will contain thirty five degrees . Or the bevel may be found by laying a carpenter s square on a board , and measuring on one side of the corner three inches , and on the other two inches and one twelfth of an inch ; a line drawn through these points will make a triangle , having the smaller angle—that is , the angle at the point where the three inches reached—the angle required . The tenons should enter the centre pieces only one inch , the mortice and tenon being cut square with the centre pieces , as shown in the engraving . If this...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
Source: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections (UIUC)
Country/State of Publication: Illinois, United States
WEAR OF IRON ON RAIL ROADS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

WEAR OF IRON ON RAIL ROADS . MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT IN the Rail Road Journal for December , we find an essay upon the economy of Railways as a means of transportation , by Charles Ellet , civil engineer ; the positions of which are somewhat startling to those who have paid much attention to the subject ; and if sustained by facts , will drive the whole rail road system out of use . It is sufficient for our columns to notice one of the ilems of his computation , which is , the wear of rail road iron . The position taken by the writer is , that the ratio which the expenses of these roads—of which the wear of iron is the chief item—sustains to the profits , is so great , that no road , as at piesent constructed , can be kept up for any great length of time . A road over which there is but little freight carried , and on which the running is done with a small velocity , may last for many years ; but with the increase of business there is a parallel increase of wear . Some of the facts as...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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METEOROLOGICAL RECORD ~ [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

METEOROLOGICAL RECORD ~ From January 29 , to February 25 , 1844 , kept at Cliicago , Illinois , N . Lai . 41 ° 45 , W . Lon . 87 ° 35 , for the Mechanics Institute , by SILAS MEACUAM . Height of Barometer Thermometer , Course of . Force of Quantity in inches and hundredths . external . the wind . the wind , of clouds . Day ¦ . . 2 3 % £ a • • £ ^ S S • = §< = < • c , *» 5 * of the ; Sun-9 o cl 3 o cip . o cl a j ^ ^ g ijj J fc pi § < ± £ § . *! a * ai month ; rise . A . M . P . M . P . M . mean M * „ a £ ta ««« - «>¦» « » r f _ j ° > ? Jan . 29 ! 29 . 40 29 . 30 29 . 05 28 . 96 29 . 18 6 12 18 19 14 sw sw swsw 1121 2 222 30 | 29 . 10 29 . 1 C 29 . 10 29 . 26 29 . 15 13 16 20 20 17 XWNWNWNE 232 2 2 i 20 l 31 29 . 3029 . 28 29 . 1029 . 1029 . 19 12 20 24 22 19 K SE SE SE 1 1 1 1 Of j 0 0 0 Feb . 1 28 . 9028 . 80 28 . 67 29 . 0028 . 84 26 30 34 28 29 SE SE N SE 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 ram and sleet 2 29 . 2 P 29 . 20 29 . 13 29 . 30 29 . 2...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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FENCING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

FENCING . THERE is at present among farmers considerable attention directed to the subject of cheaper fencing . In our present number we publish an article from Mr ; Gilford oh this head , which will doubtless receive the attention demanded by its importance . . - , :.-. Several farmers have expressed to lis their conviction that there might be established , to good profit ,, in-this city , & Fence Factory . There Is in the State of Michigan an immense amount of timber fit , for fencing , which is now turned to no good purpose . Suppose it were sawed there into small stuff , fit to be made into fence , such as is con- templated by the plan of Mr . Gifibrd , and brought here and fitted to be put up . The object would be to make it as lig ht as possible , so that it might be carried into the country by teams coming to market : There is a kind of fence , 1 made by passing square pickets through two strips of board ; the pickets to stand on the ground , being prevented from ...

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

CHICAGO PRICES . Corrected , Feb . 27 , 1344 . PROVISIONS . $ cts . $ cts . Beef . .... ^ 100 3 00 . ® . 3 50 do . Mess ..... 4 ? l ) bl 5 .... ® . do . Prime do 4 ® . Pork lj > 100 2 00 . ® . 3 50 in demand do . Mess ^ Pbbl ® -9 00 do . One hog .,- do 7 50 . ® . 8 00 Lard tfft 5 . ® .... 6 in demand . Butter do ....... 12 . ® ... 15 Cheese do .. 5 . ® 7 BREAD STUFFS . Flour , superfine # > U 1 3 50 . ® . 3 75 do . fine do 3 00 . ® . 3 25 do buckwheat F 100 1 50 . ® . 1 75 Corn meal Fbusli ® ... 50 GRAIN . Wheat , winter , in specie , Fbusl 70 . ® ... 71 do . spring ^ bush 55 . ® .-. 60 Oats do 31 . ® ... 34 Barley do 25 . ® ... 30 Corn , shelled ... * do 42 . ® ... 45 GRASS AND FIELD SEEDS . Timothy Vbush 1 25 BlueGrass do 2 00 Red Top do .... 1 50 Red Clover do ...... 6 00 . ® . 7 00 White do ipft . vw .., 75 ...... none in maiket Flaxseed Fbusli 85 . ® . .. 90 Tobacco seed Fpappr .. 12 Hemp fbusli ....... 55 . ® .-. 75 Millet ..... do 50 ( raiTiinn Pimir . (...

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

THE PRAIRIE FARMER , Devoted to Western Agriculture , Mechanics , and Education . Published monthly at Chicago , Illinois , at $ 1 per annum . John S . Wrig ht and J . Ambrose Wight , 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 the large proportion of matter supplied by its able correspondents , most of whom are themselves farmers , nearly three hundred in number , and residing in all parts of tho West . Almost , the entire western press pronounce it , for a farmer in the West , the 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 ; d...

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CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 March 1844

CONTENTS OF THE PRESENT NUMBER . Acknowledgments and notices , Mixing wheat , Stock breeding , 57 Reply to Mr . Hardup , Spirit of the agricultural press , 58 La Porte ( Indiana ) co , Show , 59 Founder , Lime for horses and cattle , Horses , 60 Insanity of the horse , Salting hay for stock , 00 The preparation and use of manures , 61 Breaking prairie , Plan of a post-and-rail fence ; 62 Constitution of the Crawford co . agricultural society , 63 Orchards , Hardup s failure , Black or yellow locust , 64 A ride on old Dick , Mr . Hardup s further experience , 65 Sod fence , Orchards , Improving seedling fruit , CO Grape culture , Thefgopher , 67 Large vs . small school districts , High benches , 68 School house architecture , 63 School discipline , 69 Self culture , . JJ Cutting wheat early , Potato starch , Fencing tho prairies , 71 Silk culture—trees for feeding , kinds of worms , keeping tho eggs , hatching , feeding , lo Silk culture—ventilation , winding , diseases , prospects ,...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

EDITED BT JOHN S . WRIGHT AND J . AMBROSE WIGHT . OFFICE , 112 LAKE STREET , CHICAGO , ILLINOIS . gmna ^ a » azammmmMmmanmmn ^ m MmMUMBmaMBmimmm & B ** mmmcmmaaamaaaumMmm ADVERTISEMENTS inserted on the following terms : for one square or under , first insertion , one dollar fifty cents ; second , ono dollar ; subsequent ones , seventy five cents . More than one square will be counted as two | more than two , as three , and so on . Yearly advertisers charged eight dollars for one square , and four dollars for each additional square . A square contains twelve linos . Cards of six lines or less inserted for four dollars for the year . Communications Upon patent implements and machines , accompanied with cash , inserted for $ 3 for one column of less ; $ 2 for each additional column or part of a column . Er Payments for advertisements to he always in advance . For terms of the Prairie Farmer , see last page . i i i irnqimjjiiiiii mm . i . in .-ii in imMIMMfcm —< S...

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PROSPERITY OF THE PRAIRIE FARMER . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

PROSPERITY OF THE PRAIRIE FARMER . If will probably be gratifying- to the friends of the Prairie Farmer to learn , that though the third month of the year is not closed , tho circulation is larger than it has been before . We have occasionally received thirty and forty subscribers in a day , and wo mail regularly oyer two thousand copies . Subscribers are still coming in as freely as ever , and we confidently expect the subscription list for the present volume will reach 3000 , in which event we pledge ourselves to publish thirty two pages monthly or sixteen pages semi-monthly . An enlargement is absolutely necessary , for our friends have so generously responded to the calls for correspondence , that wo have not room to publish it its it comes to hand . Although it is only this 20 lh of March , wo . have on hand nineteen first-rate letters for tho May No ., the April No . being full . The farmers of Wisconsan and Iowa are particularly energetic in behalf of the paper . There is sca...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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HOME INSTRUCTION . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

HOME INSTRUCTION . ( Continued . ) To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer ; As one cannot simplify any faculty of the mind so that a child can be made to understand it perfectly , and as it is of very great importance that they are early called into exercise , I have endeavored to illustrate each by bringing the examples of others to bear upon the subject . Thus , when I . wish to teach a child to be patient , I take the opportunity when it is impatient , to relate the story of Job : the absorbing interest of the story removes the impatience at once , and the question If Job could bear so much without repining or complaining , can t you bear your little troubles ? excites an ambition in the child to endeavor to do what others have done ; and after a few lessons it will begin to make the application itself . One of my little boys was once suffering intense pain from chapped feet : Well , brother , said a little boy four years old , you must think of Job . On another occasion my little ...

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

EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT . fX / 3 An unusual press of agricultural matter compels us to shorten the educational department in this No . There is not room for an editorial article . t

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NOTES OF IOWA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

NOTES OF IOWA . flr JOUN KINGI To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I send the names of twenty six subscribers and the money enclosed . Since we have had the pleasure of conversing together , another year has flitted by with railroad velocity , and is now quietly slumbering in the shadowy country of the departed . Agrn culture has moved forward with a rapid pace . The farmer has much reason to acknowledge his indebtedness to Him who last year gave the showers of prosperity , that brought forth plenty and g ladness so abundantly . But enough—the year is too far advanced to moralize ; and I can only say—may the readers of the Prairie Farmer , for the residue of 44 , be prosperous and happy . In traveling from Keokuck to this place not long since , I was astonished to see the improvements going on in Fort Madison , Burlington , and Bloomington . The latter is destined to he a place of much importance from its central position . Burlington is evidently the Cincinnati of Iowa , in rega...

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PORTABLE GRIST MILL—INQUIRY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

PORTABLE GRIST MILL—INQUIRY . DT JOHN LANGDON . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : We have been much inconvenienced the past season in consequence of the drought , in not being able to have our wheat and corn ground—sometimes living on potatoes , sometimes using the slow process of grating corn , or grinding it in a common coffee mill , after drying it in an oven . Having seen an account of a newly invented grist mill , which was exhibited at the late fair of the American Institute in the city of New York , we think our grinding troubles will soon be at an end . At the request of several friends , I invite your attention to it : as the conductors of an agricultural paperyou are looked to for assistance ; will you be pleased to cause inquiries to be made concerning the capabilities of the mill , the entire cost of machinery and putting up , ready for use ? It will be one of the greatest improvements of the day , if half that is said about it is true—particularl y for us of the pr...

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CROSS HARROWING . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

CROSS HARROWING . Now , Messrs . Editors , please say no more about extra charges for postage , provided Uncle Sam will quicken his pace somewhat . It is now the middle of February , and I have just received the Farmer—b y which I find that for once I have got my name into good company ; and Mrs . Harrow thinks that I appear taller than before , by at least a quartei of an incli—and hopes that I may continue to grow in the same way until I shall at least be able to look over her shoulder . And , better than all , Solon is not dead—has onl y been making bacon of himself this long time . Why , how smoky he smells ; certainly he looks like a mummy . The internal fires , though , cannot , be quenched in the man , if we can judge by the smoke which is issuing from every orifice , crack , and chink , like steam from a hard-pressed or leaky engine . I would advise that he let off the steam oftener , or he may endanger the boiler . D . C . Underbill , too ! What ! all coming to life , when ...

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EDITORIAL RAMBLES-INDIANA . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

EDITORIAL RAMBLES-INDIANA . 1 HAVE had the pleasure ol making a rapid tour through northern Indiana , having been absent from home about three weeks . Owing to an unusual press of valuable matter , my remarks upon the trip must lie short . Face of the country . The central and southern parts of Lake anil Porter counties , at the head of Lake Michigan , are altogether different from what one would judge from traveling the usual stage route to Chicago . Instead of the marshes and sand ridges of the lake shore , you find rich prairies and barrens , a very little rolling . La Porte county is famous as being one of the most desirable in the West . Its beautiful lakes , heavy timber , and rich rolling prairie , enticed settlers to it at an early day ; and Door Village—so called from two groves nearly uniting , showing an open passage at a considerable distance on the prairies—was already known when I passed through it eleven years since , on my way hither . Some of the land being owned by...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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WESTERN ( INDIANA ) CULTIVATOR . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

WESTERN ( INDIANA ) CULTIVATOR . IN connexion with the foregoing , it appears suitable to notice this agricultural paper commenced at Indianapolis , of which the January and February Nos . have made their appearance . , We candidly confess , we regret this publication has been commenced , for the Prairie Farmer needs all tfier support the West can afford to agricultural papers ; and besides , we do not believe another will be sustained . By and by each western state will be able to sustain at least one agricultural paper , but the time is not yet ; and for the present it seems far better to have all the aid united upon one , making it cheap and truly valuable . Since the suspension of the Indiana Farmer , which we believe was the second or third agricultural paper commenced there , wc have considered Indiana a part of our own territory , and for the past two years have intended to pass through it , visiting every county . The past winter we should have been at Indianapolis during th...

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SPRING WHEAT [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

SPRING WHEAT BY PRAIRIE BREAKER . To tlie Editors of the Prairie Farmer : There has been , and in some sections of the West there still exists , a strong prejudice against spring wheat . And as I think it has arisen in consequence of errors committed in the management of it , I beg leave to speak a few words in its favor ; and as a set-off I will endeavor to point out some of these errors and give the remedy so far as my experience or observation will enable me . First , a good article is generally preferred to fall wheat for bread by those who have tried it . Second , with the same labor bestowed , it will as a general rule yield more per acre than winter wheat . Third , it being sown in the spring , farmers can raise more wheat with the same amount of help than they could if dependent entirely upon a winter crop . The same _ argument will also apply in regard to harvesting , as the time of ripening is a little later . The price of a good article is but little less than fall wheat ...

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LADIES' COMMUNICATIONS . THE WINTER . PRIVATE SCHOOLS . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

LADIES COMMUNICATIONS . THE WINTER . PRIVATE SCHOOLS . To the Editors of the Prairie Farmer : I was pleased a few evenings since while listening to some bachelor friends who were discussing the merits of the different agricultural periodicals of the day . One , in speaking of the Genesee Farmer , remarked that he thought it a very useful and interesting journal , and that he was particularly pleased with it at the time several ladies were among its contributors . We girls smiled at this , for it came from one so cold and stoical . The Prairie Farmer was referred to , and pronounced by all deservedly popular , and well calculated to remove prejudice , establish truths , and give to the world proper opinions of the facilities of the West , and the character of western farmers . Indeed , it has so lo . ig had a citizenship m tho province of our family , that without it there would be a vacuum , a breach which every member would feel . Tho country it advocates is indeed a beautiful one ...

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s-c- ^ -oc- EAST OR WEST—INQUIRIES . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

s-c- ^ -ocEAST OR WEST—INQUIRIES . BY S . S . CROCKER . To the Editors of die Prairie Farmer : I have been a subscriber to two agricultural papers in my own State for several years ; but having received a late number of the Prairie Farmer from a friend in Illinois , I am induced to subscribe for that also , and I have several reasons for so doing . I am a fanner dyed in the wool —was born a farmer , have made and intend to make farming my principal business . And having for my motto , The greatest good to the greatest number , I conceive that when I subscribe and pay for the Prairie Farmer , I am not only benefitting myself , but am directly aiding in the support of an instrument which scatters light and knowledge on subjects of the greatest importance , and carries real wealth and pleasure to the hearts and homes of hundreds of my fellows . Another reason why I wish to become a subscriber to the Farmer is , because I intend to become a resident at the West somewhere . And having vi...

Publication Title: Prairie Farmer
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= . . *?« = _ - PRIZE ESSAY . [Newspaper Article] — Prairie Farmer — 1 April 1844

= . . *?« = _ - PRIZE ESSAY . THE PREPARATION AND USE OF MANURES . BT WILLIS GAYLOUD , Associate Editor of the Cultivator . ( Continued from page 62 . ) LIQUID MANURE . —There is but one other manure of animal origin to which it will be necessary to allude in this place , and that is urine , or as it is commonly called , liquid manure . Analysis proves that this is a substance peculiarly rich in materials required by plants , and experience enforces the results of analysis ; yet not one farmer in a thousand makes an eflbrt to convert this mine of riches to any account , but the whole is most generally lost to him . Dr . Dana gives the following as the constituents of cattle urine , which may stand as the type of all others , though human urine and that of the horse differ from this in the character and quantity of some of the salts contained in them . Water 65 . Urea , 5 . Bone dust , 5 . Sal ammoniac and muriate of potass , 15 . Sulphate of potash , .... 6 . Carbonate of potash and...

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