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Gold Medals. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Gold Medals. In addition to tho largo amount of cash premiums to bo distributed among tho exhibitors at tho approaching State Fair, we notice that there are seven gold medals, and a largo amount 01 silver medals to bo competed for. Tho gold medals are offered as sweepstakes, —one in each of tho seven departments into which tho exhibition is divided. To mako this more plain, wo will give tho classification. First department, Live Stock. Socond, Machinery, Implements, etc. Third, Toxtilo Fabrics—including mill and domestic products. Fourth, Mechanical Products. Fifth, Agricultural Products. Sixth, Horticultural Products—fruits,flowers, etc. Seventh, Fine Arts, otc. Now in tho first dopartnient, when competing for the ordinary premiums, the horses aro divided up into classes as thoroughbreds, draft horses, etc., and individual animals in each class compete against each other for tho ordinary premiums offered in each particular class. The same with cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and poultry...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
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Lessons From the Drouth. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Lessons From the Drouth. Wm.R.Oldon,Anahoim,furnishes through E. F. Northam, to tho Alia, tho following account of some interesting and instructive experiments made by him the past season, the results of which afford a most convincing proof of tho beneficial effects of deep and thorough cultivation, as the best means of avoiding the disastrous consequences of a severe drouth, in the absence of any means for artificial irrigation, when permanent moisturo can bo found in the subsoil, ftt any ioasonable depth below the surface. Wo quoto a.s follows:—"All that is required is to pulverize tho crust that overlays this moist subsoil, and the upward flow of moisturo is steady and abundant. In proof of this, my grain came up promptly and has grown steadily, and has apparently been entirely unaffected by the very unfavorable weather of tho past winter and spring. Throe times it has been prostrated by the furious gales that devastated tho whole state, but in two days it was erect and growing a...

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Automatic Bobbin-Winder for Sewing Machines. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Automatic Bobbin-Winder for Sewing Machines. Persons using shuttle sewing-machines have experienced great inconvenience in winding the thread on the shuttle-bobbins. There is considerable loss of time in performing the winding by the winders commonly provided, and much difficulty in winding the thread with that degree of uniformity which is desirable in order to obtain a uniform tension of the under thread, and make a tight and even stitch. The object of the winder represented in the accompanying engraving is to obviate the above inconvenience and difficulty; and besides accomplishing this it enables a larger quantity of thread to be wound upon a bobbin, and the operator is therefore not so often required to change the bobbin. The device is simple, and can be attached to any shuttle sewing-machine without requiring any alteration of the machine. It is the invention of Mr. C. H. Palmer, of New York. The description is taken from the Amer. Artisan. The engraving gives a front view in ...

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THE HOME CIRCLE [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

THE HOME CIRCLE BY OUR LADY EDITORS.

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Aunt Mary's Gems. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Aunt Mary's Gems. NELL VAN "Delia," said* niy aunt Mary, "would you mind stepping out of your way as you go home, to carry a few of these " gems" to old Mr. Wilcox ? In my opinion he is in a very critical state of health, caused without doubt, by his mode of diet. His wife, good soul, thinks she is doing him a kindness by pandering to his morbid appetite for strong coffee and soda biscuits. She cannot be persuaded that his dyspepsia is fed by just such poisons; and that she is in a measure responsible for the conditions iinder which he is suffering. As I sat at their hospitable board a short time ago, eating sparingly of the numerous viands so temptingly spread before me, my eyes wandered to the gaunt form, with the narrow chest and hollow cheeks. The pale blue eye with such a helpless expression told the whole story. In my heart I pitied the man who preferred, as he said, 1 to live while he did live,' vainly imagining that ho enjoyed, what in his healthy boyhood he hail such a keen...

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A Chapter for the Month. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

A Chapter for the Month. MRS. F. H. MCDOUGAL [Written for the Prebr.J Spirit of poesy, of love and beauty, ever welcome art them; and we hail the period of thy coming as one of the brightest passages in the calendar of Time. Thy mantle is wrought with all the hues of unnumbered blossoms; and its floating folds are gathered in a zone of the brightest emeralds; dew drops, purer than orient pearls, begem thy sandals; and the conscious earth, when it feels the pressure of thy gliding foot, wakes in the renewed beauty of leaf, bud and flower. The rains of April foretold thy coming; and the gentle southern breezes, as they went over the sunny slopes, whispered thy name to a thousand buds of beauty; and as the tall Oak bent to catch the sweet syllable, he donned his own tiara, and his imperial mantle, bordered with crimson fringes, and made himself ready for the fairest holiday of the year. The chaparral has nearly thrown aside its mantle of snowy blossoms, which but lately waved along the...

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Canzonet to May. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Canzonet to May. Crowned with garlands, rainbow bright Nature hails the Powers of Light; For each quick and kindling ray Feell thy power, and owns thy sway, is.mitiful May! Thon art sunny, sweet and calm, Waking buds and breathing balm; Gliding on from day to day, Trailiug bloMonu all the way, Beautiful May! ' Birds of richest, rarest song, Now their gladdening ntriiinn prolong, With ninny a sweet, UMpMng lay, They sing thy praises day by day, Beautiful May! Now tin' bright and festal hours, Garlanded and crowned with flowers, Call the dancers, young and gay, To commemorate thy day, Beautiful May! Birds may flit on careless wing, Happy children shout and sing; Still innocent where'er they stray. Bo shall they keep thy bloom ttlway. Beautiful May! ______________________ Helping Women to Hem* Themselves. Miss Anna Phelps and somo 2,000 other women have petitioned the legislature of Massachusetts to purchase in the neighborhood of Boston a tract of good cultivated land, to bo laid out ...

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YOUNG FOLKS' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

YOUNG FOLKS' COLUMN.

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Talk with the Boys.—No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Talk with the Boys.—No. 3. [Written for the ttutss.] la our last talk I spoke of the enemies of plant* Insect enemies are numerous. Some of theso can easily bo seen with tho unassisted eye, but others roquiro tho aid of magnifying glasses, and still others requiro tho aid of a poworful microscope. You may think that such small insects could do but little damage. One of them or a hundred of thorn, merely, could do but little harm, it is true; but millions of them come quickly from a few, and millions can destroy valuable croj^s. If wo would be safe from these enemies we must study their nature and habits. Man conquers animals many times stronger and fleeter than himself by his superior knowledge. So he can conquer these iufinitoly small, yet infinitely numerous insect enemies by his knowledge. Some of the moths fly in the night, ami a good bonfire, just at the right time, would destroy thousands of them. Othors can be caught by poisoned food placed near a light at night. Some are bes...

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DOMESTIC ECONOMY. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

DOMESTIC ECONOMY.

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Hints for Housekeepers. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Hints for Housekeepers. One of the highest and most important duties of the housekeeper is to preserve the health of her household, and to do this she must carefully study the methods by which food can be made palatable, without being too rich for the stomach. In the first place avoid frying; broil your steaks and chops invariably. Cook vegetables so that they will retain their natural Havor; do not drown them in melted butter, which is one of the most indigestible and unhealthy ingredients. If one portion of a dish of vegetables bo boiled in pure water and the other in water to whioh a little salt has been added, the latter will be found better flavored and more tender; if potatoes, they will bo mealy. Onions are especially improved by being cooked in salt water. Their rankness of odor and flavor boing mitigated or modified by this process. Green peas and shelled beans should bo boiled in soft water. Hard water may be made soft by the addition of soda. If potatoes boil too rapidly ...

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To Prepare Lambskins for Ladies' Overcoats. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

To Prepare Lambskins for Ladies' Overcoats. A correspondent of the Now York Tribune gives the following process for preparing lambskins for clothing material:—" Make a strong suds with hot water; lot it get cold and wash the skins, squeezing them carefully to get out all the dirt from the wool; wash the soap out with clean, cold water, and cover them with water for twelve hours; hang thorn over a pole to drain; when partially dry, stretch them carefully on aboard, and when a little damp, sprinkle on them an ounce each of pulverised saltpetre and alum; lay the flesh sides together, and hang in tho shade for two or three days, turning them over every day to bring the under skin uppermost, till they are perfectly dry; then scrape the flesh side till all scraps of flesh aro removed; rub with pumico or rotten stone and with the hands; then lay the cloak pattern down on the flesh side of the skin, traco it round with a pencil, and cut it out with a sharp knife; overcast tho edges together...

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Beans without Pork. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Beans without Pork. The usual way people cook beans is to parboil them; put them in a kettle or pan, and set them in the oven with a chunk of fat pork in them. The grease bakes out into the beans, making a most unwholesome and indigestible mess, destroying all the good flavor of the beans. Now, a method for cooking them recommended by a correspondent of the Rural New Yorker is as follows : Parboil as usual, putting in salt to suit the taste. Then put them in a pan and set in the oven to bake, putting in a piece of good, sweet butter. Bake until tender and nicely browned over on top. Beans are very nutritious; and cooked in this way are palatable, digestible, and can bo eaten by any one. Beans with Pork. If you insist on having pork with your beans, the best way to cook them is as follows: —Pick over a quart of beans, put them to soak over night. Put thorn to boil next morning, throwing off the water just before boiling point. Cover with cold water again, put in a square pound of nic...

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Utilizing Sorghum Seed. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Utilizing Sorghum Seed. A correspondent of the Rural World has been utilizing the seed of the sorghum, the method of which he describes as follows:— Wo raised, as usual, a small patch of sorghum the past year (a yellow seeded variety); it made a very fine quality of syrup, and the seed has proved, when ground and bolted, to make a good article of Hour for pancakes. We were led to the experiment by a neighbor who sent us a few quarts of the flour. When properly raised and baked they are equal to buckwheat, and I think more easily digested. The flavor cannot well be improved; the cakes do not have the tough, feathery consistence of buckwheat cakes, and I cannot see why it (the flour from sorghum seed) should not become a common article of food. We had thrown it to the hogs heretofore, as soon as the seed was separated from the cane at tbe mill; this is but one of our heedless wastes of the bountiful productions of a kind Providence. How much better to carefully save the seed at the pr...

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Domestic Receipts. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Domestic Receipts. Moths in Carpets may be conquered in this way: Take a coarse crash towel, and wring it out in clean water, and spread it smoothly on the carpet, then iron it dry, repeating the operation on all suspected places, and those least used. Then, by placing a few crumbs of sulphur under the edges of the carpet, the result is accomplished. Mosquitoes.—A camphor bag hung in an open casement will prove an effectual barrier to their entrance. Camphorated spirits applied as perfume to the face and hands will prove an effectual preventive; but, when bitten, aromatic vinegar is the best antidote. Coffee Cake.—Five cups of flour, one cup of made coffee, one cup sugar, half cup molasses, one cup of butter, one teaspoonful soda, two teaspoonfuls of cinnamon, one of cloves, raisins or currants.

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Approved Cosmetics. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Approved Cosmetics. Glycerine Balsam. This is designed to whiten and soften the skin, remove roughness, chaps, chilblains, and irritations from common causes. Take white wax (pure) 1 ounce. Spermaceti 2 ounces. Oil of Almonds 9 '■ Melt together by a moderate heat in a glazed earthenware vessel, and add Glycerine (best) 3 ounces. Balsam of Peru % ounce. The mixture is to be stirred until nearly cold, and then poured into pots. [Instead of balsam of Peru, 12 or 15 drops of ottar of rose may be employed. ] Balsam of Honey. Take fine pale brandy 4 ounces. Glycerine 1 ounce. Mix by a gentle heat; when cold add Alcohol 1 ounce. Essence of ambergres 6 drops. Citric »cid 3 drachms. This is intended to remove freckles and discolorations, as well as to improve the general appearance of the skin. Cold Cream. Take white wax ) f h x ounce> Spermaceti J Oil of almonds \ pint. Melt, pour the mixture into a Wedgewood mortar which has been heated by being immersed in hot water; add gradua...

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Mechanical Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Mechanical Hints. Oiling Nails.—Every one knows the difficulty experienced in driving old nails into hard wood—it may not be so generally known that moistening the point with spittle or, better still, with oil, will enable one to drive them much more easily. Again, old nails soon become loose when driven into soft wood; this is caused by the rust which acts also upon the wood, rendering the fibre brittle or rotten. To prevent this, place the nails for a few minutes in hot grease, which will penetrate under the scales of the rust, and if the nail is soon after excluded from the air by being driven into wood, it will effectually arrest the rusting process, and it will hold as well as a new nail—moreover it drives much easier. Anything which is kept from the air may be preserved almost indefinitely. When nails are driven, it is economy to paint over their heads, when it will not pay to paint the whole surface —the paint excludes the air. To Prevent the Cracking of Wooden Instruments. —...

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LIFE THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

LIFE THOUGHTS. A Blush is the complexion of virtue. Mobe men fail for want of energy than for want of ability. The crown of all real manliness—of all Christian manliness, is purity. See the sack open before you buy what is in it, for he who trades in the dark asks to be cheated. Think before you speak, and you will never be mortified with yourself, nor cause a thrill to flush through the face of a friend. He that can please nobody is not so much to be pitied as he that nobody can please. One of the most important rules of the science of manners is an absolute silence in regard to yourself. Have frank explanations with friends in cases of affronts. They sometimes save a perishing friendship; but secret discontent and mistrust always end badly. Virtue. —Without virtue there can be no true happiness; but we want love joining with virtue to give us all the good which this world is capable of bestowing. A Benevolent Heabt. —The best heater to resist winter with is a benevolent heart. Tho...

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Life's Trials and Rewards. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

Life's Trials and Rewards. Many persons are afraid of their trials. It would be wiser to fear their mercies. They are in more danger from their friends than from their enemies; from their comforts than from their crosses; from their health than their sickness. They often desire our prayers when they come into affliction, but they need them most when they are coming out of it, and are returning into scenes of danger and temptation again. A holy life is made up of a number of small things. Little words, not eloquent speeches or sermons —little deeds, not miracles, nor battles, nor one great, heroic act or mighty martyrdom, make up the true Christian life. Many men attend the Gospel to secure themselves reputation, business or friendship. This is trading in divine things. And what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God taketh away his soul ? Many there are who do not desire to be made whole, because being made whole would involve their losing their present positio...

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From Down the Coast. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 13 May 1871

From Down the Coast. [Written for th« Pbims.] San Antonio, Monterey Co., May 4,71. Since my last "we have participated in tho fall of rain noticed in the Pkess of the 20th ultimo; but unfortunately its good effects -were almost wholly neutralized by succeeding steady and strong dry weather. An examination of soils of varied qualities, after the rainfall just noticed, has satisfied the writer that even on light sandy soils, in order to receive the full benefit of rain, that tho soil should at least once bo well pulverized to the utmost practicable depth! In all cases around here where hen-scratch plowing and harrowing have been adopted, the crops are another failure. I should probably not have addressed you had it not been from seeing a communication by G. "W. T. C. in your last number on Dr. Mcndenhall's Theory. By a course of inductive reasoning, the writer during the celebrated flood season of 1861-62, was induced to adopt opinions similar to those arrived at by Dr. Mendenhall, fr...

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