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Error in Dairy Houses. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
Error in Dairy Houses. From past experience in the dairy houses made of redwood and similar material it i« nnw olo«r!v evident they are not what they should be, and will not only result in losses to the dairymen, but will retard the enterprise. From many sources we learn of the difficulties arising from all wooden buildings for dairies. From Mr. Horace Gushee, the well known dealer in dairy produce in Washington Market, San Francisco, we also learn that those who have wooden buildings in the Petaluma and Sonoma Valleys are realizing evils during this hot weather. In some cases the cream seems to melt upon the milk. But in the old adobe dairy rooms no difficulty is ever experienced. The dairy buildings of Gen. Vallejo work to a charm, and it is found that an adobe of 12 by 16 is the thing for a California dairy room; here everything works to a charm, while in a wooden building butter cannot be made well, and when made neither looks well nor keeps well. These are important facts, and ...
Tilt and Tournament [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
Tilt and Tournament The days of Cavalry come back again ! The order of creation, the laws (if nature, and the wants and necessities of our being, all tell us of " day and night." '■ summer and winter," v seed time and harvest," li labor and rest;" and we are instructed that there is a time for all things—to '• laugh as well as cry" to " play as well as work." Conceiving it, therefore, in accordance with the laws of our nature and being, to enjoy all that appropriate recreation and pleasure necessary to give to mind and body a due relaxation from continued wear by reason of too much and too incesant toil and care, and knowing too that from the nature of our climate and seasons and their ell'ect upon our systems, that they create a more joyous and livelier temperament and enable us to endure more hardships and failures, to bear our losses and disappointments better, we feel it a duty incumbent upon us to promote such rational recreations and pleasures as shall give to our physical nat...
Grasshoppers at Sacramento. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
Grasshoppers at Sacramento. On Friday last we visited " Smith Gardens," for the purpose of an occular proof of the destructive ravages of this scourge, and we were fully convinced of the utter impossibility of any one so to describe them in their work of destruction as to convey any adequate idea of their numbers and rapacity. Upon entering the gardens we saw a long line of men, some twenty or twenty-five, with large besoms in their hands, swinging them to and fro, brushing trees, plants and shrubs, tho men all moving forward in a line and driving these insects before them, and such were their numbers that they formed a cloud before the men, extending 20 to 40 feet in front and 10 to 15 feet high, in thick masses, thick as they could fly. Such were the numbers at the gardens, that the men only had to return back to where they began, and a similar quantity were again at work, which in like manner were driven out. This labor has been continued for more than two weeks, the nninber stil...
Contra Costa Side.—San Antonio. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
Contra Costa Side.—San Antonio. Another trip across the Bay, g:\vc us an opportunity to visit li Shell Mound Ranch," the fine fruit grounds of J. L. Sanford, Esq. Theso grounds are about half a mile from the Ferry landing. A pleasant circular road brings you to the grounds, which form a promontory near tho head of the bay. A neat cottage stands upon the apex of the mound, surrounded by a pretty collection of roses and other flowers, now in bloom. From this mound, you have a view of tho entire grounds, well stocked with nursery rows of trees of all kinds, fruit and ornamental. A large portion of the garden is devoted to strawberries, and we think from the extent of the grounds, the number of the varieties, and the quality of the fruit now ripe, that Mr. Sanford will rank well up the column. There was one feature of his strawberry-grounds that gave us much satisfaction—they were all clear and distinct varieties and each classed in separate collections. The following varieties we thoro...
The Steamer Queen City, [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
The Steamer Queen City, Leaving the Levee City with the thermometer at 100°. it is indeed refreshing to enter the spacious saloons of this magnificent floating palace. A fine breeze, a good company, a gentlemanly Commander, polite and courteous Purser, attentive and respectful Steward and waiters—these add very much to a trip down river. That the Queen City has the finest saloon and sets the finest table on the Sacramento, there can be but one opinion, and we will say it, for it is true. Now we do not say that all the other boats do not set good tables—oh no. They set enough and good enough, for anybody; only the Queen City puts on the extra touch. Just as we are writing, we see the "Bill of Fare, of the Queen City, for to-day," and we are disposed to put it down in black and white, and see who can beat it: 000000000000000000000 o CITIZEN'S LINE. o o STEAMER QUEEN CITY, 0 O CAPT. GEO. R. BARCLAY. 0 ° TAIiLF. D'HOTE. 0 O FISH. 0 O Baked Cod, port wine sauce | Boiled Salmon. 0 boiled....
Public Spirit and Liberality. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
Public Spirit and Liberality. As public journalists we feel proud to record the following acts of generous public spirit and great liberality, manifested toward the State Agricultural Society by the Steam Navigation Oo.j and the Citizens Lino of steamers, and by the California Stage Co., together with the Express Co.'s, as recorded below in the letter of the President of the State Society. This generous act on the part of our public conveyances, should awaken all who are interested, to great exertions to make the coming Fair what it can be made with due exertion ; it is also due the owners of these lines that such an interest for this Fair should be awakened, that the increase of travel to the exhibition shall prove that such acts of liberality will be appreciated by a discerning community. As the Steamboat Companies have most generously offered to convey persons necessarily required to go forward with stock and produce, there cannot now be any excuse for those who have valuable sto...
The Strawberry. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
The Strawberry. A gentleman of my acquaintance, with his wife, after having spent the winter in New Orleans, and having been feasting on strawberries two or three weeks, left for the North, and passed up the Mississippi, and the Ohio to Cincinnati, eating freely of this delicious fruit, all the way. He stopped at the queen city a few days, and came on to Boston. Here he found it just coming into the market. What can be more refreshing or more grateful to the traveler, on such a journey, or contribute more to make him forget the fatigues and annoyances attendant upon it, than the cooling, fragrant, health}' strawberry. Perhaps there is no fruit so extensively found over the surface of the globe, as this. It is found from Hudson's Bay to Terra del Fuego. It creeps from the lowest valleys up the sides of the most rugged mountains to their very summits. It winds its way along the water courses, sprinkling their banks with pearly*flowers and scarlet fruit. It creeps over the meadows and ...
North Carolina State Agricultural Fair. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
North Carolina State Agricultural Fair. By the Carolina Cultivator, we find that great preparations are making for the State Fair which is to be holden at Raleigh, N. C, on the 16th17th. 18th and 19th, of October next. The list of premiums, embrace five branches or departments, as follows: The first includes every discription of animals yet domesticated. Tho second, grains, fruit* vegetables, dairies, preserved meats of all kinds, fish, all manufactured foods of every name and nature, classed under the head of " food and condiments." (where is the Wide W r est?) except "pepper and salt." The third, the mechanic arts through all their wide extent, embracing every branch of domestic manufactured, agricultural implements, cabinet work, shoes, hats, clothing, &amp;c. The fourth, manufactures of woolen, linen, and cotton, or all mill fabrics. The fifth, experimental farming, such as plowing, various modes of cultivation of the soil, manures, food for stock, value of manures, essa...
The Grasshopper. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
The Grasshopper. Not having had room for all we desired to publish on this subject last week, we give below some additional extracts. We would call especial attention to the article of "Agricola" in this week's issue, relative to this destructive insect. It is worthy an attentive perusal. We arc more and more convinced our theory is correct respecting shade and moisture, deep plowing and constant cultivation; and we are also gratified to know from so experienced a mind as Agricola that our position is based upon scientific truth. In speaking of the brown locust, 11 Goldsmith's Animated Nature" says: " The shield that covers the back is greenish, and the upper side of the body brown, spotted with black, and the under side purple. The upper wings are brow n, with small dusky spots, with one larger at the tips. The under wings are more transparent and of a light brown, tinctured with green ; but there is a dark cloud of spots near the tips. This is that insect that has threatened us of...
LINES ADDRESSED TO ROVING JACK. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
LINES ADDRESSED TO ROVING JACK. Why did you roam So far from home f Why spend thy precious hours In California's enchanted bowers Why part from friends you loved of old, To gather a pile of wasting gold f Then came back, come back. Poor itoving Jack. ■ , • Have you gone from home, To wander alone! A father's counsel goes with thee; A mother's prayer is over the thee; And with a tear in lier gentle eye, She often sighs you'll come by-and-by. Then come back, come back, Poor Roving Jack. By your musings I see You're light-hearted and free: Does not memory, faithful and true, Bring home and loved ones to view, And the zeyhyr of a sunny clime. Whisper thee of " Auld Lang Syne." Than come back, come back, Poor Roving Jack. Rosa Mat.
LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
LIFE. BY A PUPII. AT BENICIA SEMINABY. Akd what is life f Oh I know ye not ! 'Tia like the sparkling waters gay, When on the rocks they freely dash, Upon a bright and sunny day. And o'er the waters' dashing fbam Doth sport a boat so light and gay, It quivers on the waters dark, And o'er it dies the whitening spray. Before it roars a cateract: It hovers lighty on its brink— Oh I can so fair, so frail a thing— Oh I can it thus in darkness sink t A moment thus it stands transfixed, And then the waters flying o'er, That which was once so pure and fair, Is lost amid the deafening roar. And such is life 1 our bark so frail, Is sporting o'er life's mighty sea; But soon it gains the waters' brink, And sinks into eterntiy.
THE WORKS OF GOD. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
THE WORKS OF GOD. BY A PITII. AT BENICIA BEMINABT. Tis sunset hour: behind the western hills Is sinking fast, the glorious orb of day; His last gleam falling on the placid rills — To other realms he's wending last hia way. 'Tis evening hour : the crescent moon is here; Her beams of love are falling from the sky, While twinklinc stars around her throne appear Like gleams of mercy from God's throne on high. "Tis morning hour: the violet wakes from its sleep, It seems an angel's, from the realms above; And when from out its bed its blue bells peep, It shows God's mercy and his boundless love. Grounds about a Chinese Temple.—The following description of a Chinese garden scene is from the pen of Capt. Granville Loch. The temple is at Wu-sung, near Shanghai: "In the center of a serpentine sheet of water, there is a rocky island, and on it a large temple, of two stories, fitted up for the accommodation of the wealthy public. Pillars of carved wood support the roof; fretted groups of uncout...
Rural Lays—No. 4. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
Rural Lays—No. 4. ORDER OF BREAKFAST. Whisk if the farming man who cannot tell The pleasant jingling of tho breakfast bell I If learned men, in lofty verse, have told How "drowsy tinklings lull the distant fold;" And how enrapt, at summer evening's close, We love to listen to the bells on cows: 'Tis very well for such who lie a-bed Till nearly noon, to dream of drowsy-head, And talk as if, like them, the very bells Were fit to send asleep, and nothing 1 else. When John proclaims to us the welcome hour, How briskly all our lads around him pour 1 All thronging in, as hurriedly and fast, As if they played at " Satan take the last!" My Uncle, smart and ready with the rest, Assumes the place and rank which suits him best A monarch he, whose military law And dread behests the whole of us o'er-awe; No rule but this, which by himself was made:— " An order given must strictly he obeyed." But still as good a soul, and soft, and kind, As rankest democrat would wish to find. So he presides, I s...
Home Pleasures—Duty of Mothers. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
Home Pleasures —Duty of Mothers. It should bo the welcome privilege and dear delight of ever}' mother, to make home the happiest resting place, and the centre of joyousness. to the youthful hearts entrusted to her keeping. It should be her studied effort to win and secure their confidence and ardent affection, that they may feel there is no heaven or refuge and consolation in their childhood's sorrow like unto a mother's sympathizing breast—no heart that participates so fully in the joys of their gladsome hours —and no spot that beams so bright as that beside the domestic hearth, guarded by her watchfulness and love. The mother should cheerfully Interest herself in the sports and amusements of her children, and lend her aid in aught that contributes to their happiness and innocent entertainment, as far as is consistent with her cares and duties, —and should make any sacrifice or denial on her own part, rather than that they should feel uncared for, unloved, or a burden on her time a...
A Fragment. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
A Fragment. For days and weeks, had we watched over our dear Rosa, as she was gradually fading from earth. There was something painfully beautiful in her leave-taking. So fair, so young, so gentle, and affectionate, full of hopes and bright anticipations; the only daughter of her mother, and she a widow, thus at the close of her'seventeenth summer to be laid aside, and in the quietude of her sick room, to prepare for her new and only home, was painful. 'Twas sad indeed, to think that one so essential t# the happiness of her mother and brother, should be taken from them. That she, who was best fitted to enjoy this life, who had only found roses in her path and no thorns, must be translated to a world that she knew not of. It was a sublime sight to see her, so calmly, cheerfully, prepare for that new life. Every day as she grew weaker, she bade farewell to one loved object after another, and spoke her last word to some dear friend. Never shall I forget her mournful look, as sho handed...
The Wife's Influence. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
The Wife's Influence. A woman has her husband's fortune in her power, because she may or may not conform to his circumstances. This is her first duty, and it ought to be her pride. No passion for ease or display ought to tempt her for a moment to deviate in the least degree from this line of conduct. She will find her respectability in it. Any other course is wretchedness itself, and inevitably leads to ruin. Nothing can be more miserable, than the struggle to keep up appearances. If it could succeed, it would cost more iinin it is worm ; as it never can. its failure involves the deepest mortification. Some of the sublimest exhibitions of human virtue have been made by women who have been precipitated suddenly from wealth and splendor to absolute want. Then, a man's fortunes are in a manner in the hands of his wife, inasmuch as his own power of exertion depends upon her. His moral strength is inconceivably increased by her sympathy, her counsel, her aid. She can aid him much by reli...
MARRIED. • [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 13 July 1855
MARRIED. • On the 3d July, in this city, James W. Hubler and Miss E. Laurent. On the 4th July, in this city, by Rev. J. T. Jones, Theodore F. Mills and Miss LoretM Arabella Sehurdenheimer. On the 4th July, in San Francisco, by Bey, E. S. Lacy, David N. Hawley, of the firm ot J. M. Brown St Co., und Grace Dunbar, daughter of E. Biglow, of Charleston, Mass. On the 4th July, In San Francisco, by Rev. E. S. Tracy, C. A. Hawley, ot the firm of Hawley St Co., and Lizzie, L., daughter of G, B. Brudtbrd, all of that city. On the 6th July, in San Francisco, by Rev. Dr. Scott, Franklin H. Day, and Miss Hermione Ball. On the 2Grh June, in Shasta, Henry O'Ncil and Mrs. Mehitnbel Sanford. On tiie 4th July, In Sonora, by Justice J. M. Stuart, Thomas M. Willis and Miss Virginia A. Shirley, all of Jamestown. On the sth July, in Auburn, John Comer and Mrs. Abeel.