wheat harvest in missouri
harvesting and throshing is done. Wheat harvest commences about tho 4th of J uly. The scythe and cradle is not used at all except in few instances to cut when stumps on new land would prevent the use of horse-power horse-power horse-power in passing over the land The twino binder is used almost exclusively, exclusively, and is a very ingenious piece of machinery. It is so constructed that the driver (which may be a boy who can drivo and handle a team) can perch . himsolf on a spring seat and drive into a field and cut around as large a piece as ho desires, which ia generally about ten acres, and go at. a lively -speed; -speed; -.and-binds, -.and-binds, -.and-binds, -.and-binds, as it goes, and an ordinary, day's work is from eight t6 ten acros and when the bundle is thrown put, which is done by the machine as it goes, it is as even and securely tied as it carefully carefully dono by hand, and no such thing as coming loose. The machine machine is followed by two lively good hands to shock up tho bundles. Thus with two horses, machine. and driver and two hands to shock can easily put up eight and ten acres per day. After the wheat stands in the shock a few days it is then put into a shock iu the fiold and is ready for the threshor which is usually a ten-horso ten-horso ten-horso steamer, capacity one thousand thousand bushels of wheat per day, and requires eight hands to make a running running force and keeps two men busy cutting binds and three measuring up wheat. There are no idle hands around a steam thresher while running. running. The grain is generally stacked stacked so that the machine can drive between two stacks so as to feed the machine from each side and generally generally requires four men to pitch the grain on the machine. The same machine manned by the same force will thresh and clean up two thousand thousand bushels oats and one thousand bushels wheat per day. Price for wheat 4 cents and oats 24; cents per bushel. As near as I can average tho country over this year wheat will run to 25 and oats 45 bushels per acre. Wheat is not so good this year, I am told, as last, owing to the excessive "rains whilo filling. Tho estimated amount ot wheat grown in the State this year is 25,000,000 bushels, worth 17,500,000. Verily wo are living in a fast age and the State of Missouri is vkeepingpaco with the foremost.