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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS Volume I.] SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1871. [Number 17.

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
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A New Roller Skate. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

A New Roller Skate. The introduction of roller skating upon this coast has created an excitement in almost every hamlet and village in the country, which is unequalled since the days of the short-lived velocipede; but unlike the velocipede, the skating mania " holds out to burn," and the probability is that it will hereafter be one of our permanent sports. It is certainly a pleasant one, and besides the pleasure it has the advantage of being a healthful exercise. With persons living in a cold climate, ice skating is the winter exercise, but the season of ice is limited, and consequently the skates must be hung rip to await another winter's ice. The present style of skating, however, can be enjoyed in all Reasons and at all times, the only necessity being a good smooth floor, in lieu of ice. Roller skating is no new invention. The old parlor skate, which was constructed with several rollers placed in lino under a foot-block, was extensively used many years ago, but not until the skat...

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California State Fair for 1871. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

California State Fair for 1871. The State Fair for this year commences at Sacramento on the 18th, and ends on the 23d of September. The Board of Agriculture are determined that no exertions on their part shall be wanting to make it in every department worthy of the State. The premium list has already been issued and extensively distributed. It will be found in the advertising columns of to-day's lIURAii. We shall publish it once a month until the time of the Fair, so that all our present readers, and all the additional subscribers of the Rural before that time, will be furnished with their list. We have been exceedingly gratified with the liberal support extended to us from the very commencement of our enterprise by the farmers, horticulturists, mechanics and business men, as individuals, and now we may be pardoned if we feel a little pride of the compliment paid us by the State Agricultural Society, which is the representation of all the industrial classes. This compliment assures ...

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Successful Irrigation. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

Successful Irrigation. The Woodland Ditch Company are irrigating the grain fields along the line of their ditches, at the rate of five hundred acres a day. They had, up to the 22 inst., irrigated over five thousand acres of grain, and that to which the water was first applied was looking well and gave promise of a good yield. It is now believed that nearly all the grain irrigated by this company will produce a fair average crop. The same grain without such irrigation would have been an almost total failure. It is said that twenty-five thousand acres could have been irrigated by the ditches of this company, if they had commenced in season. The cost to the farms for the water is about $4 per acre, and the grain will probably be worth from $25 to $30. It is believed by many that winter irrigation will pay even in all seasons. It is stated that the increase of grain even in wet seasons is at least 20 per cent, on land well irrigated in the fall or winter before sowing. Gypsum.—The Contr...

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MECHANICAL PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

MECHANICAL PROGRESS. A Powerful Pumi\— At the Glen Carbon Colliery, near Pottsville, Pa., is a pump of recent invention, which is thus described by the U. S. Railroad Register of April Bth: " There is a cast-iron pipe eight ; inches in diameter and three hundred feet long, cast in longitudinal sections and bolted together, each section being six feet in length. In the intervals between these sections are shorter sections, one foot long, constructed in the same manner,-with bearings supporting a shaft made of steel, one and three-fourths inches in diameter, extending the entire length of the pipe. Mounted on this shaft, at intervals of three feet, are screw propellers, with two blades seven and a half inches in diameter, with an angular pitch of sixty-five degrees, and revolving with the shaft. Midway between these propellers, and attached to the walls of the pipe, are wings or blades of the same pitch and form as the blades of the propellers, but of a reverse angle. At the lower end...

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. Mobs ot Ericssos oh Soi.ah Heat.— Kmiincerwg for March 17th haa an article by Capt. E., showing that his calculations in regard to the toniporaturc of the sun, bused upon the indications furnished by his solar pyrometer, are corroborated by those based upon the indications furnished by an incandescent spherical radiator: although in the solar pyrometer, the radiator is only at boiling heat. We must omit the demonstration, but we quote a paragraph or two of the article: "Objections have, not unreasonably, been raised against my solar pyrometer on account <>f the low temperature employed. It is contended thai unless the radiator is raised to the temperature of incandescence emitting luminous rays, the radiant heat transmitted to the focus will not furnish a true indication for determining the temperature of distant incandescent bodies. Numerous experiments, however, show that, relatively, there is no appreciable difference between the energy ...

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CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

CORRESPONDENCE.

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Notes of Travel in Marin County. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

Notes of Travel in Marin County. [Written for the Press.] Ban Rafael, the county soat of this county, is situated on the northwest corner of San Francisco Bay, 14 miles from the city of San Francisco; 10% miles of this distance is mado by steamer (to Point San Quentin), the remaining 3% miles by railroad. Steamer fare, 50 cents; railroad fare, 25 cents. The town contains about •M) 0 inhabitants, a prominent proportion of which aro men of wealth, retired merchants of San Francisco. The valley in which this village is situated is about 10 miles long, and from 2 to 0 miles wide, and is considered the healthiest in the State. Until recently, one physician, Dr. Tolleferro, did the entire business of the county, including the State Prison containing an average of over 1,000 convicts all the time; he now has an assistant in the person of Dr. Dv Bois, but their time is not all taken up, and is occupied principally upon diseases brought there. No fogs prevail here at any time of the year. Th...

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Down the Coast. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

Down the Coast. Editor Rural Press:—Thinking that you will have deemed me remiss in fulfilling a promise on my departure from your city, I take about the first opportunity which has occurred since my arrival at my new, and as I anticipated, my final home, of detailing some of tho incidents of the journey, and a running commentary on the aspect of the country and its prospects. I left San Francisco on one of Goodall & Nelson's steamers, that run weekly to Monterey, calling first at Santa Cruz, which has become a thriving, busy city. To those whom necessity or choice may induce to visit this county's noble bay, I can recommend this route, if free from sea-nausea, or if the disagreeable trial is calculated to be beneficial in future, as it is in many cases. Tho charge is only $5 and found, with meals of better quality than is usually provided by ocean-going steamers. We found general civilty and attention from tho Captain to tho cabin-boy, and markedly so on tho part of Mr....

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The Donner Tragedy Once More. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

The Donner Tragedy Once More. Reply to Mr. Reed. In this regard I have very little to say. Have conscientionsl/ done what I believed my duty, and that, too, in the tenderest spirit of sympathy for the sufferers, and not intending to reflect severely on any one, 1 am content to know that, in the long run, truth and right will appear. Mr. Reed winces very sharply under a simple statement of truth; but strict justice in the historian would not have treated the subject quite so tenderly. All that he did afterward could never atone for what he neglected to do. My informant was one of the general company, and traveled with, or near them, until the fatal mistake of attempting to cut a new road, when she and her companion pushed forward, getting over the mountains before the first heavy fall of snow. She was at Fort Butter when the sufferers were brought in, and was in the habit of daily conversation witJi them and with the men who rescued them. She heard their stories when they first gushe...

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PATENTS & INVENTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

PATENTS & INVENTIONS.

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Full List of U. S. Patents Issued to Pacific Coast Inventors. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

Full List of U. S. Patents Issued to Pacific Coast Inventors. (From Official Eepobts to DEWEY & CO., TT. 8. and Foreign Patent Agents, and Publishers of the Scientific Press.] For the Week Ending April 11th. Filter. —James Brown, San Francisco, assignor to Ira D. Thompson, same place. Seed-Drilling Machine. —Oliver Hyde, Oakland, Cal. Dovetailing Machine.—David Pomeroy, San Francisco, Cal., assignor to Elander Heath, same place. Machine for Sawing Staves. —Assaria Itewrick, San Francisco, Cal. Fly Brush.—David Shankland and Emerson B. Hopkinson, Nevada City, Cal. Axle-Gauge.—Richard K. Vestal, Santa Cruz, Cal. Oil Reservoir for Axle-Boxes.—Ernest Yon Jeinsen and James Munroe McDonald, San Francisco, Cal. Manufacture of Pneumatic Gas for Illuminating, Etc.—John W. Stow, San Francisco, Cal. REISSUES. Wheelbarrow Frame.—Beckwith W. Tuthill, Oregon City, Oregon. Patent No. 110,698, dated January 3, 1871. Note. —Copies of TJ. S. and Foreign Patents furnished by Dewey k Co., i...

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Notices of Recent Patents. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 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 : Anki/e-Bkace.—J. S. Niswander, Oakland, Cal. This invention, for weak, sprained or diseased ankles, applicable also for the cure of club or misshapen feet, consists of properly formed metal plates, made to fit the foot, ankle and leg, and united by a concave or cup joint which fits over the ankle joint. This device can be worn either next to the skin or on the outside of the stocking, the boot or shoe concealing it from viow. As an instrument for surgical assistance in reducing sprains and su2)porting weak or broken ankles, it is of great value, and being convenient to put on and not uncomfortable to wear, will be used by many who object to the ordinary splints. Hydraulic Nozzle.—H. Shaw, Nevada City, Cal. Mr. Shaw's nozzle, for hydraulic mining, is connected with a waterchamber or distributor, by ...

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POULTRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

POULTRY NOTES.

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Thoroughbred Poultry in Sonoma. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

Thoroughbred Poultry in Sonoma. The out-look of Sonoma valley, and the fertility of its soil is scarcely excelled by any other; but it is distinguished above all others for its extensive vineyards and the superiority of its wines. The time is coming, no doubt, when the grape will be the chief production of this State. But no careful observer can fail to discover the special efforts being made by farmers to increase the variety and improve the quality of their stock, grain, grass, vegetables and fruits, as they aro ascertained to be adapted to the soil and climates of different localities; but most of all, perhaj>s, because my taste is in that direction just now, I admired the rare assemblage of Thoroughbred Fowls of foreign variety on The Home Farm in this valley, near Sonoma, belonging to the Morris brothers. If Mr. Pierce, of Solano, pays $5,000 for two Durham bulls one year old; and if Capt. Shillaber pays several hundred dollars for a pig when less than a year old, th...

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New Publications. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

New Publications. Bickneli/s ViilaSb BmiBBB. - Elovni ..i. ,p Km«i and Weft. (.'cmtiiiuinK .V> I'lutcw cli.tw " <" Hi-ale. A. J. BlckweU & 00. Truy, K. Y. 1870. Quarto, irice $10, pout-paid. This really very fino work includes a great variety of styles of building ami is bettor adapted to all quarters of the country than any other with which wo are acquainted. It is made up chiefly of elevations, plans and details of cottages, villas and suburban houses; yet much attention has been given to model designs for churches, court houses and other public and private buildings, The elevations are drawn mostly on a scale of one-eighth, one-twelfth or one-sixteenth, the details on a scale of one-half to throe-fourth inch to the foot, all of which can be easily comprehended and executed. The estimates are made at the various localities where the designs have been prepared, including all the large cities east, north, west and south. The designs include building...

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The Studebakers as Wagonmakers. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

The Studebakers as Wagonmakers. Ennoiis Pbbss: -According to your paper of the ir»th inst., the Brothers Btudebaker have in their factory within ona year wrought into vehicles 8,000,000 feet of lumber and 2,000,000 pounds of iron; making (!,")()(» vehicles, working 250 men. A little study of these (inures may < 'mil >l«* us to see the secret of their success. Ist. Three million feet of lumber piled absolutely solid would make a heap 1- iei't high, 1- feet wide, and 1,786 feet long. lid. This divided gives each of the 'J.">(l men 12,000 feet, or a pile 12 feel high, 12 feet long and 7 feet wide (nearly). I know it would not take long to work this amount of lumber into houses; hut to work it into vehicles is somewhat more laborious. 3d. Let us look a little further. These 2~>o men made <>,r>oo vehicles, or 2(> each. That is, every woodworker, blacksmith, painter and trimmer, made an average of a ve...

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AGRICULTURAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

AGRICULTURAL NOTES. CALIFORNIA. Lassen County.—The Sage Brush says that Lassen county has millions of acres of the very finest agricultural and grazing lands, subject to settlement by any who wish them, and in a climate adapted to the growth of almost all kinds of fruit. For stock raising purposes wo believe this county far ahead of any in the State. The people of Susanville rejoice greatly over the establishment of a Land Office at that place. Large Wells.—Mr. Kelsoy, on the Telegraph road, just out of Oakland, has a well on his place 40 feet deep by 10 in diameter, containing 25 feet in depth of water. The proprietors of the Oakland Brewery are digging one of the same size. Wells of such largo diameters are capable of supplying very large quantities of water. Artesian Wells Giving Out.—Mr. L. ( A. Gould, of Santa Clara, has four flowing artesian wells on his premises, which in ordinary season overflow in sufficient quantity to furnish all the water needed to irrigate his entire ra...

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HOME AND FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

HOME AND FARM.

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Santa Cruz Farmers' Club. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 29 April 1871

Santa Cruz Farmers' Club. Regular Meeting, Saturday, April 15th, President Mattison in the chair. D. M. Locke Secretary. Johu Woods, of the Committee on Inquiries in Pacific Rural of March 4th, Said that he knew of no grasses that would survive our dry summer unless it is burr clover. (Does this ?or does it not seed itself like other grass in Cal. ?—Kel'oktkk.) He had seen some alfalfa growing, but very scattering, and it made poor hay, only lit for use while green. [ Burr clover will not survive our dry summers, except in very moist localities. It usually seeds itself. — Eds. Pkess. ] Mr. Cahoon, of same committee, said he could raise two or three good and profitable crops of alfalfa per year, without irrigating, were it not for the gophers. Ground squirrels have also Appeared within the last four years —so there are two pests to fight. Mr. Thompson. —l sowed ten acres to alfalfa; it came up finely and grew well, but my hogs rooted it all up the next winter, and " went" for it so e...

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