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AGRICULTURE, MANUFACTURES, MECHANIC ARTS, INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT, COMMERCE, PUBLIC POLICY, AND POLITE

LITERATURE.

M. TARVER & H. COBB, Editors & Proprietors.

TERMS—THREE DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE.

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THE WESTERN JOURNAL is designed to embrace every subject connected with Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Mechanic Arts, Mines, and Internal Improvement.

A portion of the work will be appropriated to Statistics, which will be collected and arranged with reference to the leading subjects contained in the respective numbers.

The development of the vast resources of the valley of the Mississippi, and the improvement of the intellectual and social condition of its inhabitants, will be constantly kept in view; and the leading article of each number will be devoted to the advancement of these objects. In attempting to illustrate and give direction to the economy connected with the leading pursuits of the country, the Editors have undertaken more than has been done, or proposed by any other journal with which they are acquainted.

29 Owing to the enlargement of the work, six numbers will hereafter constitute a voluine, and a general Index will be made out to ac. company the 6th and 12th numbers.

AT Publishers of Newspapers who will insert the foregoing prose pectus in their papers, once in three months, will be furnished withi the work for one year.

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ARTICLES. ART.

PAGE. 1.-RAILROAD FROM ST. LOUIS TO NEW OPLE XVS: A riunenty

in favor of the enterprise. Practicability of the route. Means of

constiurting the work.......................BY THE Senior Editor. 293 11.-COFFEE: AND THE COFFEE TRADE. Production of coffee in

Brazil, Jua, Cuba, Porto Rico, Si. Domingo, Laguira, Ceylon,
Mocha, Simatra ani other countries. Consuinption in the United
States and Evrope. Crops of 1850 and 1851. Comparative view of the

production and consumption. FROM THE MERCHANTS' MAGAZINE. 201 II.DIVISION 0 HUMAN FOOD. Uses of Gelatine

CIRCULATION OZ MATTER IS THE ANIMAL AND VEG.
ETABLE KINGDOMS. Toe 0:ean. Agriculture. Restitution
of an equilibrimin in the soil. Conses og the exhaustion of land.
Virginiia England. Relief grined by importation of bones. Ein-
pirical Farming. N:cessity of scientific princpiesIntence of
tue atmosphere. Oi saline and earthy matters of the soil.

By Justus. Liebig. 319 V.-STEAM-CARRIAGE ON PLANK-ROADS AND SMOOTH

PAVEMENT3. Müle of operating carringos on plank-roaits.
Cost and power of carriage. Cost of ruining per mile. Rate of

travel................................................ By J. Ko FishER. 3.5 1.-NOITERV TOWA. Clayton an! Allemikee counties. General

Features. Surface. Tukey river. Villages. Yellow river. Paint
creek. l'aper Io Wit. Population. Future prospects.

From Thể DUBUQUE HURALD. 3:9
COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.
COMMERCE OF ST. LOUIS. Com;yarative stitement of the monthly

prices of Tobacco, Hemp, Leal, Flour, Wheat, Corn, Outs, Barlev,
Rye, Castor Bians, Fiax-seed, Potatoes, Hay, Wrisky, Sigar, Mo-
lasses, Coffe, Lard and Pork for the years 1850 and 1851."

3.22 TABLE SHOWING THE QUANTITY OF LIQUORS, OIS, MOLAS SES &c. imported during the year 1851.

328 LUMBER TRADE OF ST. LOUIS, for the year 1851. Comparative statement of the Lumber Trade for five years.

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