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A Call [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
A Call To every organized County Agricultural Society. I am instructed by the Executive Committee ef the State Agricultural Society, to ask the earnest co-operation of every County organization, and to ask of the Corresponding Secretary of each such inloiination of their several Societies as will make known to the Executive how much their Counties will do to further the interests of the Exhibition —what products, what stock and what manufactures may be expected from their several counties; and to solicit an active co-operation in this great work, it is also very desirable that special delegations should be appointed to attend the Fair and to act in convention, and thus aid in promoting and advancing all the great and important interests involved. 'I he Sccretai ies or other officers of each County arc particularly desired to reply to the call at the earliest moment. Per order of Executive Committee. James L. L. F, Warren, Corres. Sec. State Agricultural Society.
FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE STATE FAIR. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE STATE FAIR. The Executive Committee of the Calitornia State Agricultural Society, take pleasure in announcing to those interested, throughout the State, that the California Steam Navigation Co.. Citizens' Lir.c. of Steamers, California Stage Co.. Wells. Fargo &amp; Co.. and the Pacific Express Co. have liberally and gratuitously tendered the services of their respective conveyances for the transportation, to and from the approaching Fair, of such articles as may be designed for exhibition, including stock and persons necessarily accompa. nying the same. Every thing of like liberality from our citizensin any portion of the State, will tend to render the coming State Fair of greater interest, and make it worthy of the State and her people. By order of the Executive Committee. C. I. Hutchinson, President. Sacbamento, July sth., 1855. Members to the State Society.—One of the plans to promote the usefulness of the State Society, is to aid them by the va...
Grafting the Chestnut, etc. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
Grafting the Chestnut, etc. From an interesting letter published in the 1 Cincinnati Gazette, from Mr. Sheldon I. Kellogg, to the Wine Growers' Association, dated Bordeaux, France, we make the following extract. Mr. Kellogg says: ' I have been much surprised in seeing the great dependence the poorer classes make upon the large chestnut for their daily food. It is cultivated in this neighborhood in great abundance for this purpose. All classes use them more or less; the rich having them daily brought upon their tables as a dessert, either boiled or roasted. It is often made into soup, which is highly esteemed. They are cooked in a multitude of ways, and T know-nothing of a farinaceous nature which is so very delicate and nourishing. "The marron,or large chestnut, is the produce of the wild chestnut after being engrafted. The wild tree, at three or four years of age is cut square off. The stump is then split twice. The slits intersect at right angles at the centre of the stump. There ...
Sketches from Sierra Valley. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
Sketches from Sierra Valley. ALICE. To-morrow I'm to bid good bye to our ingle nook, lock up the cabin, nail shingles across the window, and carry away the household gods from the dominions of the Storm King. The other day a flock of deer came down the hill behind our cabin, stopped at the brook, and seemed to be holding a council whether to leave their summer haunts, or to remain and be hunted into the snow banks by their enemies the wolves. They were quite close to our cabin, and I fancied I could see them turn their eyes apprehensively towards the snow hills, as though they had heard the storm-spirit marshalling its forces in the glen. At last, one old fellow with great wide antlers, probably the patriarch of the tribe, started down the branch, and the whole liock soon disappeared among the trees. 1 have already passed one winter here, shut out from the world, surrounded by great snow drifts, with no outlet save towards the sky, and oh ! how dreary were those long chilly months t...
The Duties of a Guest. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
The Duties of a Guest. That the duties of a hostess arc many and onerous, no one attempts to dispute. Guests have a way of thinking that none are owing in return. This being the season of innumerable country visitations, which fall with especial weight upon a hostess so situated, let us see what Mrs. Manners, the highest authority in these matters, thinks should be the duty of the visitor: '■ To accommodate yourself to the habits and rules of the family,in regard to hours of rising or retiring, and particularly tlie hours for meals, is the first duty of a guest. Inform yourself as soon as possible when the meals occur—whether there will be a dressing-bell—at what time they meet for prayers, and thus become acquainted with all the family regulations. It is always the better way for a Jamilj to adhere strictly to all their v •'iii a' habits ; it is a much simpler matter for one to learn to conform to those than for half a dozen to be thrown out of a routine, which may be alahnost indi...
TO BETTY MARTIN. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
TO BETTY MARTIN. On a rich plain, near where Cosumncs flow, Where ginut oak in stately grandeur grow, Where lesser shrubs bedeck the forest glade, Forming a cool, a sweet inviting shade— Tbei c stands the cot that my poor presence grace: Beneath mi oak, the monarch of its race; * And while the cot can boast no luxuries rare, It has v wealth that every heart should share. Oh, happiness I it is not with the great, In guilded halls of thoi-e who move in state, Nor with the oue who seeks to stir the strife For m ,ney, honors, (lilthy dregs of life,) Tlmt fill his heart, (instead of sweet repose,) With all the ills, the author of his woes. Yes here hi mini, when Auras glance is seen First in the sky, and then upon the green, The leathered songster carols lorth his lay, Joyous to greet the coming of the d.iy. Thus from our slumber waked with notes of joy, We rise refreshed and feel our spirit's buoy, Hoping that thus our life may e'er glide on, Unt 1 at but the final goal is won. And yet ...
Florence Emerson; or, the Young Widow. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
Florence Emerson; or, the Young Widow. VIRGINIA DE FORREST "Florence !" cried Jessie Lawson, bursting into her cousin's boudoir, one morning—" Florence Emerson, Harry says you are engaged to George Langford !" " Well, cousin, if I were, have you any objections?" " Objections ! Why. Floy, he is old enough"— "Just thirty-nine, cousin Jessie." "Thirty-nine! and a widower, with two children! But it is a mistake of Harry's; you are not really going to marry him, are you ?" " I expect so," said Florence, quietly. '• Well, I give you up. You, Florence Emerson, the belle of the season, with a large fortune ; you the beauty and heiress, with lovers, beaux, offers without end or number, to throw yourself away upon a poor widower with two children, and no fortune except in his profession. Oh ! Floy, I thought you had more sense. What are you thinking "of ?" " Why, Jessie, you are wasting your eloquence. George Langford is handsome!" " Granted." "Talented!" " Granted, again." "He loves me!" tt ...
VANISHED HOURS. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
VANISHED HOURS. Bring not to mind those vanished hours, They're gone, and let their memory die, 'Tis vain to weep o'er faded flowers, When fresh ones grow unheeded by. Say not thy lot is dmk and drear, That pleat-ures leave thee one by one; O dost thou not thyself prepare The cloud that covers up the sun. Hope I —for the sun that sinks at c'en Will rise to-morrow lair and bright; Smile! —for the trees and meadows green Laugh at the shower, nnd scorn its might. Upward I 'tis thither thou must tend, And " onward " must thy watchword be, Then shall thy spiiit learn to blend The finite with infinity.
Don't Shoot the Birds. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
Don't Shoot the Birds. Oh, it is the deed of a noble heart, which can ruthlessly slaughter the little feathered songsters of our forest—those brightest) Psalmists of Nature, who are ever reiterating their jubilant songs of praise and thanksgiving, and praise, and love— whose harps are never unstrung —whose sweet, melodious voices come wafted like incense to us upon the Summer zephyrs, and floating onward and upward through the grand old woods, are caught, and re-echoed with new power, anil new beauty, and varying tones, by a myriad tuneful chorists, until the very air seems filled with the essenco of harmony, and the embowered branches of the o'erspreading trees are converted into a grand orchestral temple. We love little birds. We delight, when suffering, and care, and sorrow, have left their impress upon our mind, or some dark shadow of Evil, or spirit of Gloom, or Genii of Despair, have crossed the brighter path of life, dimming our faculties, destroying our perception of enjoyme...
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
MARRIED. On the 2d August, in San Francisco, by Rev. Dr. Scott, Lyman Clark and Miss Elizabeth Phillips, tin .he 3d August, in San Francisco, by Rev. R. P. Cutter, (1. EL Loring Hiid Mirs C. M. Francis, of Boston. On the 9d August, in Placerville, by Rev. J. L. Sanders, Mr. C. F. Irwin, formerly of Seneca county, N. V., and Miss E. E. Garfield, ot Oakland, Michigan. On the sth August, in San Joaquin township, Sacramento County, by Justice Grimshaw, Mr. Rockwell Young and Mrs. Nancy Cotton, ull of that place. On the 2d August at Clint In, by Rev. Samuel B. Bell, J. T. Pomroy, E-n., of Kanoshn, Wis., und Miss F. M. Howren, of Charleston, 8. G.
Page 46 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
SPECIAL NOTICES. Or* Sands' Sarsaparilla.—This preparation has now borne the test for over fourteen years' experience, since its first introduction to the public, and each succeeding year brings forward renewed testimony to its great value as a medicinal remedy. The unfortunate victim of hereditary disease, with swollen glands, contracted sinews, and bones hall carious, has been restored to health ad vigor. The scrofulous patient, covered with ulcers, loathsome to himself and to his attendants, has been made whole. Hundreds of persons, who had groaned hopelessly lor years under cutaneous and glandular disorders, chronic rheumatism, and many other complaints springing from a derangement of the secretive organs and tlie circulation, have been raised as it were from the rack of disease, and now, with regenerated constitutions, gladly testify to the efficacy ot this inestimable preparation. Agents—HENßY JOHNSON &amp; CO., v 4-5 lm 146 Washington street, San Francisco. fjjp" Does...
Page 46 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
j MISCELLANEOUS. California Brooms. " Encourage Home Manufactures'' rTIHE undersigned me happy to an IOUBoe to the community | X that they will offer to tb*m about the lO.h of Augu.-t, Three Hundred Dozen California Brooms. ' TiMM brooms are made Irom stock grown is California. The broom brush was raised in Sacramento county, (the queen ol 'trail ie land ;) the handles from timber from our own mountains ; and the work by our own citizens. VVe have, 'tis true, imported machinery for the manufacture ol brooms; but hope ere Unto that the genius of Calitornia will produce machinery for all the departments of labor. We shall have samples of our Brooms at the State Society's Rooms on Fourth street, and at our own store, when we trust our citizens will be happy to give preference to the home industry of Calitornia. We shall commence immediately the work of manufacturing, and those who wish our brooms rbould send in their orders. They will be answered according to their date, as we expect s...
Page 46 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
BUSINESS CARDS. W. C. JEWETT, (OF TUB FIHM OF JEWETT It MELHADO, IN 1849,) Auction and Commission Merchant, Fire Troof Uuilding, corner Sansome and California streets. Real Estate SaIes—MONDAYS, at 12 M. Furniture. Horses and Carlisle-, At—TUESDAYS, at 10 A. M. Jewelry, Flowers, &amp;c—WEDNESDAYS, at 10 a m. (iroceries and Sundrie —THURSDAYS, at :o a. m. General Merchandise, Fancy God.-, etc —FRIDAYS, at 10 A. M. Liheral advances made on consignment*. '4-5 ]«)UM) FOR THE STATES! Merchants, Miners and others, hound home, are advised to visit OAK HALL, Boston, Mass., where they can replenish their Wardrobes with complete outfits from one of the largest and best assorte 1 stocks of Clothing, Furnuhmg Goods, &amp;c., &amp;c, in the Unitotl States. Also, every variety of Boy's Clothing, ry Ons Price, Cash System, giving all an equal chance. O. W. SIMMONS. Oak Hall, North street, Boston, Muss. v 3-16. "jam es frencH * CO., Publishers, Bookseller!, IMPORTERS AND DEA...
Page 46 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 10 August 1855
i AGRICULTURAL, &amp;o. Harvesting Implement*. WE invite the attention ot the public to the following selection of superior Harvesting Implements : Hussey's (Baltimore) Reapers; McCormick's " Manny's " Hull's" 8 horse Threshers j Pitt's " " Emnry's 2 horse " Ketchum's Mowers; Grant's 5 ringer Wire Brace Grain Cradles; • Grape Vine " Burlev Rakes; Hay Rnkes and Forks ; Scythes and Snniths; Grant's Fan Mills, &amp;c, &amp;c. Received and for sale by TREADVVELL &amp; CO., v 3-13 corner California and Battery streets. Important to Millers and Farmers. THE undersigned having discovered a remedy lor tlie injury to wheat arising from Smut, and a plan ot renovating the same, has secured by a " Patent Right," his title to the same. From the experiments made by experienced miller.-, the most satisfactory re.-ult* have been achieved. From well atto-ted trials and repeated proofs oi the capabilities of its power to clean the smut from the wheat, it has been ascer...