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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

VOL. 3. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1855. NO. 1. THE CALIFORNIA FARMER And Journal of Useful Sciences.

Publication Title: California Farmer And Journal Of Useful Sciences
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PLANT YOUR MOIST LAND. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

PLANT YOUR MOIST LAND. The long continued dry season, and the prospect of its continuance, is a matter of serious moment to every cultivator of the soil. It is now the month of January —a time when thousands of acres of high land should have been planted with grain, and if the present weather continues much longer, such lands cannot be planted at all —for experience begins to convince men that it will not do to plant grains upon high lands late in the season. Should we have rains within one month, these high lands can be planted to peas, beans, turnips, buckwheat, melons, and such crops, but not tp grains like wheat and barley, for the dry, hot sun, will strike the grain during the season when it is in the milk, and shriveled kernel and a consequent short crop, will be the result. Plant then, your moist lands, for the risk of injury by reason of rains, is not so great as that of an entire failure on dry lands from want of rain. Again, then, we say, plant grain in all the lands you c...

Publication Title: California Farmer And Journal Of Useful Sciences
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WINDMILLS—A HINT. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

WINDMILLS—A HINT. San Luis Obispo, Cal., Dec. 15, 1854. Col. Warren : Enclosed I send an article on Windmilling, a subject that has not received all the attention it is worthy of. In many parts of California there is ample wind power for all the purposes for which steam or water power is generally used ; while it must be cheapest. The great difficulty has been heretofore the irregularity or unsteadiness of the power; but if the annexed statement be correct, that difficulty has been overcome, and Mr. Halliday's name deserves to be registered with Franklin and Professor Morse. Now, for the price of a single horse, thousands in California can harness the wind and make it work as gentle, and do more of it than any horse living; besides the board of the horse is all saved. l am decidedly of opinion that it is necessary to be cautious how we tap those powerful veins or subteraneous streams of water that course beneath us, lest we might have too much of a good thing. San Jose Valley, for i...

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SUNFLOWER FOR FOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

SUNFLOWER FOR FOWLS. San Luis Obispo, Cal., Dec. 20, 1854. Col. Warren: Dear Sir—l send you a slip cut from an eastern paper, which I am of opinion is worthy a place in the FARMER; and more parparticularly so, as domestic fowls are unhealthy in California, and I am hard to believe that the climate, or the water, which is so peculiarly healthy for men and animals, should militate against the health of fowls—the cause must be in the food! And I can think of nothing coupled , with so much promise as the Sunflower; it has fornia, when I can obtain seed. Culture of the Sunflower.—A "Conestoga" correspondent of the Germantown Telegraph says: —"I do not think there is sufficient attention paid to the cultivation of this plant. The Sunflower is a native of South America but is easily cultivated in any common soil, either by sowing the seed early in spring, or by slips or offsets from roots. It is now a common and well known production, having long since become naturalized throughout the Uni...

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INFLUENCE OF AGRICULTURE [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

INFLUENCE OF AGRICULTURE Upon the General Interests of the People. The intrinsic and comparative importance of agriculture and kindred pursuits will be more justly appreciated, when the generosity of thinking men shall have duly considered its influence upon the Social, Civil and Pecuniary interests of the American people. The cultivation of the soil is eminently peaceful, and tranquilizing, in its effects—conducing to the development of physical strength, to the promotion of health, and to the augmentation of happiness. Of course this is said in reference to those who know how to think, how to labor, and how to enjoy. But we can never realize the peaceful influence of rural employments, until we have been abroad, into the great busy world, to observe the fierce conflicts of antagonistic interests, the stern grappling of mind with mind, the overweening love of gain, the petty tricks of trade, the low resorts of meanness, or the hazardous schemes of reckless villiany, which contamina...

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Cotton and Wheat at Shanghai. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

Cotton and Wheat at Shanghai. Among the many interesting facts gathered from,our friend Dr. Green, of the U. S. steamer Mississippi, we present the following: At the time of sowing their wheat, they scatter the seed of cotton also; the wheat grows and shades the cotton so that it does not appear and grow till the wheat is harvested, when it is carefully cultivated and a full crop obtained, It should be understood that at Shanghai they universally plant in rows; they sow the seed in beds, and then transplant them. In this way they cultivate well between the rows, and the result is two crops —one of wheat and one of cotton. We simply suggest this plan to our friends in California —and for planting wheat in drills, we most cheerfully recommend Gatlin's Grain Drill, manufactured by L. Henderson, of Santa Clara, advertised in our columns, and approved of by many of our best cultivators. May we not hope our cultivators will try the experiment? Winomills, Disease of Fowls, &c—E...

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THE NEW YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

THE NEW YEAR. One year since our craft was launched upon the ocean of public favor—one year since the California farmer was sent forth as the advocate of the Agricultural Interest of California. With a few zealous friends to support, who felt the necessity of such a journal, the California Farmer was sent forth. Hope, earnest hope, inspired those who were its projectors, and confident that .chi cause it was pledged to advocate was worthy of vhe 'support and encouragement of every well wisher of the best interest of our State, its ' proprietor* felt sanguine of success. That the cause* it was pledged to maintain was a noble one, we rejoice to know is now beginning to be more fully and freely admitted. Agriculture and its kindred sciences now stand before the world as the great pillars that support and sustain our mercantile and commercial interests. The products of the soil fill the warehouses of the merchant, the world over. The products of the soil load the ships whose sails whiten...

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Agricultural Influence at the Capital. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

Agricultural Influence at the Capital. It is all-important that the interests of Agriculture should have a voice in our halls of legislation, and those who have this interest at heart should look to this matter in season, for the Agriculture of California should be kept before the minds of our people. When at Sacramento a few days since, we had the pleasure to meet W. W, Stowe. Esq., the able representative of Santa Cruz. To this gentleman the cultivators of our State owe much, for his care of their interests the past year, and we rejoice to know he is again placed where he can so ably serve these interests and those of the State. Our Prosperous CoTEMPORARiES.-Surclyand truthfully we wish our brethren of the Chronicle and Pioneer a most earnest " Happy New Year" —although we see they have already taken measures to secure it without the wish. Happy, happy may they be forever.

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Steamer Combinations. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

Steamer Combinations. The steamers upon the waters of the Sacramento river, and the San Joaquin, exert a great influence upon the mercantile and commercial business of California, but their influence upon the agricultural interests is also of great moruent, and it is for this that we have so often presented the subject of "steamers" to our readers. Communications between portions of oir State and the seaport, are like the arteries of the body, leading blood to and from the heart; disarrange them and the whole system is diseased ; —and wo have ever kept an eye upon these arteries, and wished to see the blood flow freely and purely from the heart to the extrcmcties, and back again for purification. And when the "steamer combination " was formed, we approved, for we believed great good would result from it —and so it has. First, all the old and worthless boats were withdrawn, and none but the very best were placed in use; life and property were safe ; speed, comfort and safety were the...

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

SPECIAL. NOTICE. REDUCTION OF PETCE. The heavy losses upon the Farming interests of the State the past year, the general depression ol that interest, and the discouragements resulting to all, we tejpw.h«Y<j many who are engaged in Agriculture $<stti whqjbabin to ou; journal the past year. Feeling desirous to meet their wants as far as is in our [tower, we now offer the. CALIF9RNIA, FARMER at fllH DOLLARS I'EIl Y£i*fU,'FUtfABLE"AL WAYS) is ADVANCE, ' •' ' , ;i We trust this effort on our part to meet such circutrstances will be met on ttie part of those engaged in the cultivation of the soil with a corresponding feeling, and that all will do us service by sending in a goodly list of subscribers and the amount for the Bame. We have made the price thus low, that our subscribers and friends may at once send us the proof of their good will. With this issue we publish thrice thousand copies, and trust the FARMER will find a welcome reception. Inducements for the form...

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The Homeless. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

The Homeless. How the feeling heart is touched with sadness at the thought, that a fellow being is homeless. How quick every generous impulse of our better nature is brought into requisition, that we may offer aid and sympathy to that creature who seems marked as unfortunate—as peculiarly so, for to be homeless is the darkest and most fearful of all evils than can befal the human heart. How much effort has been made, how much sympathy has been excited in behalf of the destitute and suffering in all the relations of life; and how often do we see real duties of the household neglected by those who are in affluent circumstances, that they may go from house to house and call a gathering of co-workers to relieve those who need such aid. All this effort to relieve the suffering is well, for it is commanded of us to "feed the hungry," "clothe the naked," and "relieve the distressed." This tends to make wretched homes happier and brighter; but we would ask, if sometimes there is not too muc...

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Legislative Ball at Sacramento City. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

Legislative Ball at Sacramento City. The dedication of the new State House (County Court House.) opened for the grand Inaugural Ball, in honor of the members of the Legislature, came off on Friday evening last, at Sacramento city. Without flattery to the citizens of that city, or to the managers, we can safely say it was one of the most splendid affairs, perhaps the very best, ever planned and carried out in California, Nothing could exceed the elegance of the whole affair. The magnificent suites of rooms, the delirious strains of music, the hundreds of richly dressed, beautiful women, and genteelly attired parties of gentlemen ; the quadrille, waltz, schottische, mazourka and polka, were all enlivenel by a joyous spirit that was universal amid this vast throng; for it was estimated there were over one thousand present, of whom near four hundred were ladies. The Senate and Assembly chambers, the galleries of each, with all the rooms attached, were furnished superbly, richly, draperi...

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The Storm. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

The Storm. The spell is at last broken, the flood gates of heaven are open, and the clouds have dropped their fatness. Sorrowing and distrustful hearts have been cheered, and the song of praise and gratitude has ascended to the giver of " the early and the latter rain," for the earth has been refreshed, and hope springs to life anew, and whispers of " seed time and harvest." The rain storm, at the going out of the old year and the coming in of the new, was ushered in by a gale of great violence. Those who have been long residents in California have not known a gale of greater severity. It commenced a few minutes after midnight, and continued till morning. Several buildings were blown over, others unroofed, warehouses more or less injured. The shipping in the harbor also suffered material damage, for the rain fell in torrents a part of the time; and many believe that during tho storm there were two shocks of an earthquake. Residents in various parts of the city remember that they fel...

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Cone Burr of the Arbor Vitæ. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

Cone Burr of the Arbor Vitæ. The Cone of the Arbor Vitae of Calaveras weighs when full grown not more than from one and a half to two ounces avoirdupois ar.d is two and a half inches long by one and a half broad. When fresh it is of a greenish brown color and as hard as a stone ; but after eight or nine days from its falling, the lobes open and the seeds fall out with the least shaking. The seeds are nearly the size, shape and color as those of the common parsnips; one hundred and forty of them are contained in each burr. This burr is a perfect Cone, and is most elegant in its proportions and appearance. The seeds are found between the lobes next to the stem of the burr, and are surrounded by a curious deposit of deep purplish gum which is-nearly the same in its characteristics as the Gum Kino of druggists. This Gum is astringent, is readily soluble in water and stains cotton cloth of a deep purplish brown. Doubtless it will be found to possess valuable medicinal properties, and it ...

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Essex Institute. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

Essex Institute. Salem, Oct. 3d, 1854. Messr3. Warren & Son : We acknowledge the acceptable present of samples of Californian field seeds, viz : Wheat. Oats and Barley, illustrative of the products of your soil. The Essex Institute is a Society of Natural and Civil History, and Horticulture is recognised as a branch of the former of these. The Herbarium of the Institute, contemplates the collecting and preserving all kinds ot seeds,, for future reference, as well as to mark the progress of horticultural experiment. Your present becomes available at once, to such an Institution. We would gladly avail ourselves of the promise in your Circular " to forward from time to time all important information and such new and valuable seeds &c. as can be safely transmitted." Specimens of the seeds of the native plants: the cones, nuts, acorns, &c. &c. of native trees; the mosses and lichens, &c, found growing upon the trunks ot forest t...

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Early Marriages. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

Early Marriages. I am a great advocate for early marriages. There is no check like matrimony for the errant propensities of young man-hood. Few live to what are called the years of discretion without losing one of their parents, and then the first home is lost. Then usually comes to the young man the choice between the devil and the angel. If he prefer the latter, he will generally find her in the guise of a gentlo wife. I believe half the worthlessness, idleness, and unencrgy of bachelorism are products of interference and prevention of early marriages. An early marriage is not necessarily an imprudent one any more than the greybeard's last wedlock is a wise one. The divine instincts of youth will guide us more correctly in the choice of a companion than our world-wisdom, that we in our corruption, call maturer judgment. Neither are parental or guardian terrors always well founded. A young man is objected to because he is poor; because he is quick, careless of opinion, inclined to ...

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PARKS AND PLEASURE GROUNDS for the Farmer. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

PARKS AND PLEASURE GROUNDS for the Farmer. The present is a time of agricultural improvement and progress without a parallel in this country. Improved implements, improved stock, better cultivation, better fences and buildings, meet us everywhere in the country ; and farmers are growing " rich." in the common acceptation of that term. We rejoice at this, and so must every man who feels a lively interest in our national welfare, because agriculture is our main stay. If it fails to prosper, we can have no prosperity. It is the produce of our farms —the fruits of farm industry —that animate trade and commerce, that build up cities and villages, construct railroads and canals, and cover our lakes and rivers and the broad seas With f-eets of vessels. What a calamity—what an universal panic and prostration of business would the failure of even one crop over the whole country, bring upon us! Agricultural progress and prosperity, then, are subjects that no man, whatever may be his calling, ...

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THE TULIP. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 4 January 1855

THE TULIP. There is no spring flower in cultivation, that will rank with the tulip, in the general beauty of its form, the wealth and splendor of its colors, the endless variety and brilliancy of its tints, as they stand in bold contrast to each other in a single flower, or blend almost imperceptibly their hues; or in the cleanness, purity, and peerless elegance of its stem and leaf, in every stage of growth. These are very high qualities to award to any plant, or flower, but the tulip claims and owns them all. Indeed, there is no floral display, no picture of a single spot of earth whatever in a northern climate, which can be made so perfectly beautiful—one which fills the eye with such intense fulness—as a bed of choicely-selected tulips. They are so easily obtained and propagated, that the humblest cottager in town or country, can enjoy them ; and it is said that the Spitalfields weavers of Loudon, on little spots of earth, often enclosed in boxes, rear and exhibit, at the London...

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