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Sketches of the Natural History of California [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
Sketches of the Natural History of California THE PELICAN OF CALIFORNIA. ALEX. S. TAYLOR. This bird, called by the Spaniards Alcatraz, is very abundant on the Pacific Coasts of North and South America. The variety inhabiting the shores of California is found from Acapulco to the Columbia river, and is migratory in its habits. The male bird weighs between ten anil twelve pounds and measures 4 3-4 feet from the beak to the end of the tail. The wings w hen stretched out, measure, including across the breast, 7 3-4 feet. One of the wings measures 3 1-3 feet, and across the breast 7 1-2 inches. From base of neck to vent 15 inches—the neck is 21 inches long. The upper mandible is 13 1-2 inches long and 1 1-4 inches brc%d; it shuts down mostly within the lower mandible, and has three midparallel ridges running along the roof of the mouth, two of which arc grooved in their centre, and hard and sharp near to the beak. The beak is marked black and yellow, and longitudinally corrugated; acutel...
THE MOTHER'S HAND. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
THE MOTHER'S HAND. A wandering orphun child wag I— But meanly, at the beet, attired; For oh ! my mother ecarce could buy The common food each week required; But when the anxious day had fled. It seemed to be her dearest joy, To press her pale hand on my head, And pray that God would guide her boy. But more, each winter, more and more Stern suffering brought her to decay; And then an Aiig*l passed her door, And bore her lingering soul away 1 But oh I they know not what is grief, Who ne'er knelt by a dying bed; All other woe on earth is brief, Save that which weeps a mother dead. A seaman's life was soon my lot, 'Mid reckless deeds—and desperate men 1 But still I never quite forgot The prayer I ne'er should hear again, And oft, when half induced to tread Such paths as unto sin decoy, I've felt her soft hand press my head, And that soft touch hath saved her boy. Though hard their mockery to receive, Who ne'er themselves 'gainst sin lmd striv'n, Her whom on earth I dared not grieve, I c...
The Lilly of the Valley. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
The Lilly of the Valley. STEPHEN C. MASSETT. In the month of May, 1853, I passed a very pleasant week at Geneva, Switzerland, tarrying two days in one of the little villages near the banks of Lake Leman; and you shall know how agreeably my time was spent, and of my meeting with " The Lily of the Valley:' The reader is aware, that, in some parts of Northern Europe, the English language is spoken; indeed, in many of the Swiss hotels, it is quite common. I was in one instance, however, fortunate enough to meet with a family who talked good old Saxon, the head of it was the host of the pretty little village inn at which I rested. Here, as in other lands, the children have their •'May Day Festivals;" and though I was not in time to witness their merry-making, I was in time to inhale the fragrance of the flowers —in time to tell you of the exquisite beauty, even though withered on the stem, of " The Lily of the Valley." What a lovely day it was—as, looking from the window of my hotel, I w...
Harmony of Colors. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
Harmony of Colors. Red Dhapery.—Rose-red cannot be put in contact with the rosiest complexions without causing them to lose some of their freshness. Dark red is less objectionable for certain complexions than rose-red. because being higher than the latter, it tends to impart whiteness to them lin consequence of contrast of tone. Green Drapery.—A delicate green is, on the contrary, favorable to all fair complexions which are deficient in rose, and which may have more imparted to them without inconvenience. But it is not as favorable to complexions that are more red than rosy, nor to those that have a tint of orange mixed with the brown, because the red they add to this tint will be of brick red hue. In the latter case a dark green will be less objectionable than a delicate green. Yellow Drapery.—Yellow imparts violet to a fair skin, and in this view it is less favorable than the delicate green. To those skins which are more yellow than orange it imparts white; but this combination is...
FROM THE EAST. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
FROM THE EAST. The Nicaragua steamship Cortes, arrived nt this port about onco'clook Sunday morning, with news from the Atlantic States one week later, ami from Europe to 9th December. She brought 107 passengers, ami 180 packages express freight. The Isthmus of Nicaragua is represented as very healthy and crossing pleasant; passengers from New York were only forty-eight hours from ship to ship. The treaty entered into between Gen. Cazneau and the Dominican Republic, yielding the port of Samana to the United States as a naval depot, has not yet been signed, in consequence of the interference of the French and English Consuls. A fire occurred in Boston on the night of the 23d of December, at No. 22 School street, known as the Newspaper Exchange, and occupied by Geo. J. Bcmis; Moore. Riddle &amp; Co.; John Wilson &amp; Son, and other printers. The newspaper offices burnt out or damaged are the New England Fanner. Massachusetts Ploughman. Christian Register, True Flag, P...
FROM EUROPE. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
FROM EUROPE. The report that a treaty of alliance between A oat) :a and the Western Powers had been concluded is confirmed, Affairs before Sebaxtopol are without much ehan&lt;_'. Tiie total of English reinforcements already sent is 15,000. After the battle of the Inkerinan it is said the whole available British force did not exceed 16,060 men. But this number, with the reinforcements, would form an army of 31,000 men ; whilst the French reinforcements will soon raise the total French force 10 50 or. &lt;&gt;0,000 men —sufficient to defend their position against 150.0(10 Russians. The latest dispatch from Gen. Caiuobeit states that the rain has ceased, and the weather is improving; reinforcements continue to arrive; the enemy still shows no signs of activity, but continues to protect the town by entrenchments. In England, it is said the Royal Yacht Squadron is sending out two or three of their finest yachts full of luxuries, provisions, clothing. &amp;...
LATER FROM THE NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
LATER FROM THE NORTH. By tin arrival of the steamship Humboldt, Capt. Fisher, we have files of the Humbodt Times to Jan. loth. The weather during the week ending January 13. with the exception of the 9th. was remarkably fine —warm and clear, doing without fires, except morning and evening. Platina has been found in great abundance on the New River, frequently in pieces weighing half an ounce. A general* advance has taken place in prices of goods at Union City and other places on the Bay. The 1 'imes says,—the miner? in this section of the county have heretofore skimmed off the surface, as was done in '4 ( J and '50 in Tuolumne, El Dorado, Placer and the low counties, believing that only the surface would pay, have lately gone through the cement a foot or two above the ledge, and find the dirt unusually rich. In instances tried about Bestville, in old holes, the dirt has been found to pay as high as $8 to the bucket. A friend informs us that since the discovery, old claims, heretofor...
MARKET REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
MARKET REPORTS. San Francisco, January 24. 1855. The Grain market is firm, and tendency upward.*. Flour is steady and gaining. The nrticles of Wheat, Barley, Oats, Meal, Sic, are fully up to the scale of our quotations. Provisions vary, according to the amount sold and the urgency of the saleThere is every reason to look for a better state of trade soonThe country is feeling the benefit of the advance in the value ,of the Produce ot the country, and when this is the case, pros' ! perity begins. AGRICULTURAL IMPLE- Wheat, Chili — ® — UrTtTIl ■iifilnil do California .9 ® 3'i flhliriii, LUMBER—nominal— Ames' 1. h. bright$13 00® Timber, Oregon Pine, sq, *&gt; M do ch ®10 00 25 00® Field*', 1. h 12 00® 13 00 Plank and Sc't'g. .25 00®35 00 Rowland's, 1. 0 00® 12 00 Plank E. w.p. el.60 00® do s. h... 9 —®10 00 do E. on 80 00® 100 King'?, 1. h 8 00® Boards, E.el. 1st q.OO 00® .Spades, bright c. s.10 00®— 00 do 2d q 45 00® 55 00 do iron no sale. do G. y. p. floor— 00®—00 Coal and Gra...
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
MARRIED. On the 18th Jan., in thin city, by Rev. Dr. Scott, Mr. Henry Carlton, Jr., of the firm of Win. T. Coleman &amp; Co., and Miss Kate A. Holme, daughter of Dr. S. R. Harris, formerly of New York. On the 22d Jnn., in thin city, by Rev. S. H. Willey, Mr. Asa Allen and Miss Buaannab Mail, all of this city. On the 21st Jan., in this city, by O. Bailey, Esq., Justice of the Peace, Mr. J. Freeman ami Mins E. Pipen, all of this city. On the 14th Jan., at Weber Creek, by Rev. Mr. Davies, Mr. Duvall D. Philipps and Mrs. M. McClouU, of the former place. On the 21st Jan., in Marysville, Mr. John B. Wise, ot Yuba county, and Miss Amelia Jarlie. On the 12th Jan., at Gold Hill, El Dorado county, Alfred Thoman and Miss Eli/.a Terril, both of Mud Springs.
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
DIED. On the 20.1 i Jan., in Sacramento, AgMS McGregor, youngest daugh er of the late Alex. McGregor. On the 16th Jan., in Los Angeles. Rufnelita, daughter of Win. Woot.-kill, Ksq., aged 3 years and 5 months. On the 19th Jan., in Shasta, Elizabeth, wile of W. G. Woody, aged 38 years. On the 17th Jan., in Columbia, Samuel Arnold, aged 45 years. On the 12th Jan., in Jackson, T. E. Johnson, aged about 30 years, formerly from Arkansas.
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. AUDIT. U.S. Jan. 17—Bark Chas Doyens, Heatlly, Oregon, 14 days; lumber. Brig Qoddy Belle, Hatch, Oregon, 15 days ; lumber. Brig HodfOOO, Wade, Ore-cm, lfi days ; lumber. Schr Quatlratus, Kinley, Columbia River, 14 dsys; lumber. Schr Francisco, Miller, Pajaro, 2 days ; produce. Jan. 18—Brig Charlotte, Hasty, Humboldt Bay, 4 dayf; lumber. Brig iEolian, Briard, Humboldt Bay, 3 days; lumber. Schr Rambler, Woodbury, Tomales, 1 day ; produce. Schr A M Simpson, Bodega, 1 day ; produce. j Asr 19—Schr Odd Fellow.Austin, Santa Cruz, 30 hi s; produce. Jan. 20—Stmr Humboldt, Fisher, Humboldt Bay, 32 hours ; with lumber. Clipper bark (i E Webster, Folger, Hong Kong, 6.') ds; mdse. Clipper bark Isabelita Hyne, Calhoun, Manila, 79 days; mdse. Brig Wyandot, Woodley, Humboldt Bay, 2 days ; lumber. Schr Sovereign, Waterman, Pajnro, 2 days; produOa. Bchr J Franklin. Huff, Hall-Moon Bay, 2 days ; lumber. Jan. 21—Steamship Corte-, Burns, San Juan, 12 days ; pass, etc. Clipper ...
Page 30 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
SPECIAL NOTICES. ty Our Letters.—Wo would request all our correspondents to direct Letters and Papers to us at SAN FRANCISCO, ONLY. They will, with such direction, reach us immediately. Letters directed to us at Sacramento, full to reach us regularly. 4-v3 warr*;:: v. son. |y Native Pines, Oaks, &amp;c —Cones of the Native Pines, Acorns from our Mountain Oaks, Seed of all our Mountain Shrubs, and of eveiy species of Valuable Tree or Shrub ; for these the full price will bo paid, if satisfactorily labelled, classified and arranged, at the Office of the " California Farmer," 13 Masonic Hall Building, Montgomery street. Wanted.—All the varieties of California Clover Seed, for which the highest price will be paid at the Office of the " California Farmer," 13 Masonic Hall Building, Montgomery street. I3p Our New Office.—We invite our friends to our new office in the " Masonic Hall," on Montgomery street, opposite Le Count &lt;fc Strongs. We can show them many wonderful sp...
Page 30 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
INDIAN MUMMY. ONE of the most interesting specimens ot preserved humanity is now open for exhibition tit the office of the California Farmer. The certificate of Dr. Evnns, U. S. Geologist, furnishes sufficient daln to prove its imtheiiticity Hiid value ; the certificates ot five of our most distinguished medical men furnish facts that should awaken a general interest in our community to see this vnluuble and positive proof of the earlier ruces of the aborigines of California. The Mummy now exhibited is supposed to be a highly distinguished chief of some tribe of the " Flat-Head Indians." This race have left no record, and the present tribes huve no knowl edge of the race of which this is a representative. Capt. Rus--efi, the discoverer, is familiar with the Indians of the same vicinity, speaks their language, and lias been years with them ; yet neither they nor himself can find any trace by which to recover the history of the present relic. The Chief now measures 5 feet 5 inches in ...
Page 30 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
BUSINESS CARDS. CHAS. A. PITCH KM, COMMISSION M E R C H A N T, Washington street Wharf, Between East and Drumin streets, San Francisco. Liberal advances niada on consignments. v 3-2 WLLIAM BAILEY, OIL AND CAMPHKNE MANUFACTURER, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN Sperm, Polar, Kicpliniit nncl Itlnt-kfish Oils, Also—Cawph ene and Burning Fluid. No 2 Battery street, between line and Bush. 21 GIBSON &amp; KING, IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Groceries;, ProvMoiis, ! '■&gt;!&lt; !•_;&gt;&gt; and Domestic Spirits, and Wines, Nos. 24, 26 and 28 Battery street, near corner of Pine, 15 San Francisco. WM. NEELY THOMPSON, WHOLESALE AND RETAL DEALER IN LUMBER, MAHKET STREET, BETWEEN FRONT AND DAVIS. Boards, Scantling, Floor Joist, Sash and Panel Doors, Win dows and Building materials of all kitids constantly on hand. 24 SIM &amp; CO., PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 12 Clay street wharf, between East and Drum streets, San Francisco. ty Cash advances made on...
Page 31 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 25 January 1855
FLOURING MILLS. henry polley, n. s. Nichols. seth h. oabfiei.d. POLLE V « CO,, BAY STATE MILLS \ street, between Front and Second. BAY STATE LOWER MILLS, Corner of Front and 11 streets, Sacramento, MAKI FACTURE the celebrated Brand of Flour known as the 'Bay State Lower Mills," which can always be found ut our store. No. 49 X street. Alan, fresh ground' Buckwheat and Graham Flour, fresh ground Corn Meal, Middlings, Bran, and ground Barley, Sic. which is disposed at the lowest prieos. Barley, Wheat and C m Ground to Order. v3-l Happy Valley Flour Mills, Corner of First add Melius streets, San Francisco. Encourage Home Industry and Home Production. r rUIE attention of dealers and consumers of Flour is respectX fully invitid to'the Superior Article manufactured at the above establishment, from California Wheat of the growth of 1854, selectnl and prepared with the greatest care. These Mills have been in successful operation tor nearly two years, during which time the proprietors have re...