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Progress of the Northern Pacific Railroad. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Progress of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The energy with which the building of this great thoroughfare is being pushed forward is an added guarantee of its early completion and its wise management. We learn from the financial agents of the road, Messrs. Jay Cooke & Co., that, at the present date, the grading is nearly finished for 226 miles, from Lake Superior, through Central Minnesota, to the eastern border of Dakota; trains are running over 130 miles of completed track; the Mississippi river is bridged at Brainerd and once more joined to the Lakes by rail, and track-lay-ing is rapidly progressing westward. By September next, trains will run to the Ked River, and the grading will probably be far advanced toward the Great Bend of the Missouri river in Central Dakota. In the meantime, work has been commenced the present season on the Pacific coast; a large force of men is already employed in the valley of Columbia river, in Washington Territory, and hereafter the work ...

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MECHANICAL PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

MECHANICAL PROGRESS. Hydrostatic Pressure on Steam Vessels. —The London Artizan has the following in reference to this power as a temporary aid, always at hand, in the working of steam vessels: "One of the great inconveniences in screw vessels when sailing is the dragging of the propeller. There are other obstructions and difficulties encountered in navigating, which are only to be got rid of by a temporary application of force. Steam cannot be expected to be constantly maintained against every emergency, and, indeed, is not always available. ' The hydrostatic pressure is always at hand, and requires no lighting of fires or any other preparation. It is not only ever present, but economic It has only to be applied when required, and the waste water discharged into the bilge can be pumped out at any convenient opportunity. When the screw shaft has been some time at rest it cannot be started unless a considerable speed has been got upon the ship, not, indeed, less than live or six knot...

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. The White BeSSEHXB Flame Due to Htobo-oabbok.—W. Mattieu Williams is giving, in Nature, a series of articles on the chemistry of the Bessemer process. No. 8 of the papers is especially upon the brilliant white flame of the second Stage, which is totally different from the carbonic, oxide flame produced by tho combustion of carbon per se. He considers the Avhiteness due in a considerable degree to hydro-car-bon. We quote:—"We have one set of workshop facts and laboratory experiments which go to show that for the production of steel, hydrogen in the form of hydrocarbon is necessary. It is well known that coal gas, parallin, and other hydro-carbons, are more efficient cementing agents than pure carbon. Dr. Percy found that the charcoal of sugar, which retained some hydrogen or hydro-carbon, readily converted iron into steel, but that the sifiiie charcoal failed to produce steel under similar circumstances, after it had been deprived of its hydro-car Iran. It is wel...

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CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

CORRESPONDENCE.

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Devil's Lake in Summer. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Devil's Lake in Summer. [Written for the Presh.] I wish you had been there—that pleasant August morning—to tumble with us into an old farm-wagon that could hold a dozen comfortably, and with lunch baskets and coffee pots and stray muskmelons and watermelons, the latter much too largo for any ordinary basket, and to nestle into the soft, fresh, fragrant hay that formed our only cushion. A friend had kindly lent us a team and wagon for the day—for when one goes to visit Devil's Lake he should take a wholo day for it. By the advico of our friend we took a round-about road and dropped into a little rock-bound ravine called the Pewitt's Nest. Here the water ckme down over the smoothly worn sandstono rock, in a cascade of about 35 feet. On one side of the basin is a smaller one worn by eddies, in former times, far up the side of the precipice; but it is more suitable for the nest of the fabled Roc, than for our modest little pewitt. The natural beauty of the cascade has l>een m...

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Petaluma Home Institute. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Petaluma Home Institute. Eds. Press:—Knowing that whatever is of value to the farming population, is of deep interest to you, I take the liberty of calling your attention to this newly established school. One great want felt by many of our agriculturists, is a school to which they can send their young children, as well as those more advanced, and who can in some measure look after the younger. Most of our boarding schools receive only girls, or boys, so that younger brothers cannot be cared for by elder sisters. This institute will obviate that diiHculty, as the proprietors have arranged to board young ladies, and lads under fourteen years of age. This sti'ikes me as supplying a very important feature in California education. Orphans can thus be brought up in a family together, without the painful and unwise separation that the ordinary methods impose. In regard to the character of the teachers, it is not too high praise to say that they are thorough in every department' which they ...

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Two-Horse Teams—Coming to Grief. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Two-Horse Teams—Coming to Grief. Messrs. Editors:—Could you inform us why, in California, it is the almost invariable custom,*to hitch up two horses, to every team on the slightest occasion; for a mere errand to town, to the store, to the blacksmith, to carry the children to school, to church on the Sabbath, always takes a span. Are two horses easier to feed than one, easier to clean and hitch up ? .Is not the wear and tear of harness and shoes more than it would be with a one-horse vehicle? Sometimes the teams are fine ones; and it may be a matter of pride; at others, it does "seem as though it were a matter of necessity that one half-breed frame should hold the other up, and drag him along. But it really does seem, to the observant visitor in our country regions, as though one good horse was preferable to two poor ones, and much cheaper to maintain. "We happened to be an eye-witness to an amusing incident the other day, which we cannot help but note down. Into town there came a so...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Victoria and her Love.—Referring to the mausoleum erected at Windsor to the memory of the Prince Consort by his wife, at a cost of £110,000, a correspondent says: Each day Queen Victoria visits this place alone. Near the tomb is placed a large, deep basket, filled with wreaths of beautiful flowers. At hand is a small round table, on which are a Bible and a prayer book. From these she reads and prays fervently, kneeling the while. Then she rises, and taking the wreaths, advances towards the sarcophagus, in the lid of which a small sheet of plate glass is inserted, through which she can see the face and form of the departed. But the efforts of the embalmer have not been thoroughly successful, and the features that were so beautiful in life are, in death, marred by discoloration. Still it is his face, shrunken and pallid though it be. Again she prays, thinking of the years of happiness she lived with him, long passed away, but never to be forgotten. She stands gazing there till she can...

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SERICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

SERICULTURE.

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Silk Culture. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Silk Culture. As the season for hatching and feeding silkworms has arrived, we will redeem our promise to give, from time to time, such information as we are possessed of in reference to this branch of industry. The Cocoonery. The building to be used as a cocoonery should be regulated as to size, so as to accommodate the number of worms to bo fed in it. One ounce of egg* is said to contain from 80,000 to 40,000; but we think 30,000 as many as will, on an average, hatch from the ounce. The smaller trevoltine or bivoltine kinds may contain more than this number; but we think the larger annual kinds will fall short of it. Taking 80,000 as a basis we may easily determine the space required to feed the worms from any given number of ounces of eggs. One hundred and fifty worms of full age or growth should have at least one square foot of shelf or table room, and one ounce will therefore require '200 square feet, and this increased in proportion as the number of ounces of eggs to hatch is ...

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GARDENING. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

GARDENING.

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How to Raise Asparagus. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

How to Raise Asparagus. It is difficult to conceive why asparagus, a vegetable always in good demand, and usually commanding the highest proportionate price of any vegetable in the market, is not more generally cultivated by our gardeners. In fact we can see no reason why every farmer, as well as gardener, should not have his asparagus patch, which will furnish him, especially in this climate, during about half of the year, with one of the most delicious vegetables which comes to the table. A good article of asparagus seldom becomes a drug in any market; but generally pays a better price to the producer than almost any other grown. Within the past few years more attention is, indeed, being given to its cultivation, especially in the vicinity of New York, where it is not uncommon, now, to see fields of from two to seven acres devoted exclusively to its culture. Asparagus is easily grown; yet, to be successful, there are a few essential points which should be fully considered and unde...

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AGRICULTURAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

AGRICULTURAL NOTES. CALIFORNIA. Dairying in San Diego.—Tho San Diego Union learns that one of the largest farmers in the Cajon Valley intends to enter into tho dairy business on an extensive scale. Ho believes that a sufficient quantity of green food can be obtained the year round, in that locality, to make the business profitable. From what we know of that valley, adds the Union, avo have no doubt that this enterprise will pay well. We believe that not only there, but in other sections of this, the alfalfa clover will thrive, and that enough good butter can be made here to supply the home demand. There is money in this dairy business. BSAYEBB are plenty along the banks of the Feather river, about five miles below Murysville. They aro engaged at present in cutting wood on the New England Orchard ranch, and are getting along very well considering the tools they have to work with. Laroe Hoo. —On Tuesday of last week, says the Solano Republican, jUrcen k Co., of the Pioneer Market, bou...

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PATENTS & INVENTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

PATENTS & INVENTIONS.

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Full List of U. S. Patents Issued to Pacific Coast Inventors. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Full List of U. S. Patents Issued to Pacific Coast Inventors. [Fboji Official Reports to DEWEY & CO., V. S. and Foreign Patent Agents, and Publishers of the Scientific Press.] For the Week Ending April 4th. Swivel for Tethering Animals. —William Lyon, Camp Halleck, New Electric Gas-Lighting and Extinguishing Apparatus.—John Yansant, San Francisco, Cal. Note.—Copies of U. S. and Foreign Patents furnished by Dewet & Co., in the shortest time possible (by telegraph or otherwise) at the lowest rates. All patent business for Pacific coast inventors transacted with greater security and in much less time than by any other agency.

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Notices of Recent Patents. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Notices of Recent Patents. Among the patents recently obtained through Dewey & Co.'s Scientific Press American and Foreign Patent Agency, the following are worthy of mention.: Closet Valve. —A. J. Smith, San Francisco. All persons who have had auy experience with water closets, especially with public water closets, have found how extremely difficult it is to keep them always in a proper condition. Whenever any mechanism is left to be actuated by the user, it will be thrown out of order in a short time, for there is a certain class of individuals who seem to be utterly devoid of any ideas as to the proper management of machinery, and who misuse it in the worst manner. Mr. Smith's device is automatic, the valve being operated by the weight of the person, and his invention will undoubtedly be welcome to many as something which will save money, and inure to the peace of mind of those who are apt to get excited over useless damages, resulting from want of common sense on the ...

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MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

MISCELLANEOUS.

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Travel in Second-Class Cars. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Travel in Second-Class Cars. Editors Pbbbs: —AsAvohavo much pride in the good name that tho young ami growing State of California should bear, I will endeavor to point out one step that we as well as the older States are taking, which it would seem a littlo thought might show unprofitable and ungenerous, if not inhuman, wicked and immoral in its tendency. I refer to second-class railroad travel. The most of the roads have provided themselves with a plain, cheap car for each passenger train, to which they invite the emigrant, the common laborer, and all who may feel, from necessity or otherwise, obliged or inclined to economise. That is all well. Now we would invite the readers attention to the daily picture presented in this second-class car. The outside appearance is quite plain, needing no other sign to indicate to the traveler which one in the train it is. As you enter you find plain seats, may be cushioned, and may be plain boards, with equally cheap finish of inside work genera...

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Diamonds for Cutting and Drilling. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Diamonds for Cutting and Drilling. It is said that when diamonds aro used in cutting hot glass in a glass factory one v-'ll last for only a singlo day. It gradually assumes a milky appearance and becomes worthless; but if the glass be cold the, diamond will last for many months. Very small diamonds are used for cutting glass. Diamonds which are used in the diamond drilling machines aro about the size of peas, presenting irregular, smooth surfaces, but more or less opaque and lacking in brilliancy, and having slight, smooth indentations. It is said there is no perceptible wear to the diamonds, in the work of drilling, notwithstanding the hard and rough work it has to do. Their destruction is caused mainly by the act of "setting." They are set in the drill, into holes which have been previously drilled, in the ordinary manner. Each hole is made as near as possible to the size of the diamond it is to receive, and the stono is secured in its place by so battering the steel around it as ...

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Toads After a Shower. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 22 April 1871

Toads After a Shower. "Why," aakl "('ourant, Jr.," "during a shower, and in tinl midst of it, do such multitudes of toads, and especially little ones, hop out on the gravel walks V" For many yean I believed that they rained down, and I suppose many people think so still. They are so small, and they come in such numbers, that the supposition is not unreasonable. "Thick as toads after a shower" is one of our best proverbs. I askod an explanation of this of a thoughtful woman, indeed a leader in the great movement to have all tin; toads hop in any direction without any distinction of sex or religion. Her reply was that the toads come out during the shower to get water. This, however, is not the fact. I have discovered that they come out not to get water. I deluged a dry flower-bed the other night with pailful after pailful of water. Instantly the toads came out of their holes in the dirt by tens and twenties and fifties to escape death by drowning! The big ones hurried away in a ridicu...

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