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Page 80 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 4 February 1871

[ADVERTISEMENT.] A NEW PAPER FOE 1871. —— -^PRESS-w — A First Class Pacific States Agricultural and Home Journal. Will be issued weekly on Saturdays, commencing Jan. 7th, 1871, containing sixteen pages devoted to Agriculture, [Horticulture, Stoclc Uulnlh^i DomeNtlc Economy, Home ManuiactiiroN Mecllllllll's, industries, etc. With an able and ample corps of editors, special contributors and correspondents, we shall publish a liberal variety of articles, entertaining as well as instructive, which will not only make the BtTBAL Press an able assistant to its patrons, but an attractive and welcome visitor to every reader in every intelligent Home Circle, in the Pacific States. And more than this, we shall freight its columns with fresh thoughts, and new ideas, which hastened across the continent by rail, shall awaken and quicken the zeal of the more staid and gradual moving culturists of the eastern and European States, to their Pleasure and Profit. We shall not only make a good paper for...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
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Page 80 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 4 February 1871

Silk, Cotton and Sugar Beet Culture; Nurseries, Orchards, Tropical »nd small Fruits; Steamplowing, seeding and harvesting for large tracts; Reclamation of swamp and unproductive lauds; Hill and mountain fanning; Grape growing; Fig, llasin and Fruit drying ; lrrigation; Lessons and Lectures on the chemistry of growing crops and on fertilizing lands'; Practical Farming vs. Speculation; Taxation of unimproved lands; llailroads and improved transportation for crops and the better class of immigrants; Fanner's Clubs, lectures and associations; Co-operation in farming, mechanism, manufacturing and other industries; Government lands for settlers whether sold by 11. It. operators or the U. S.; Reliable wholesale and retail market reports; Brief notices of Mechanical and Scientific Progress; Instructions for regular and farmer mechanics; Household Reading; Health and domestic receipts; a sprinkling of sprightly reading; Life thoughts; Poetry, condensed stories, items of news, etc., will be g...

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Page 80 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 4 February 1871

New Advertisements. No qxutck, indelicate or other disreputable notices will be accepted. All advertisements in IMs paper appear in our monthly edition and bound volumes of the Pacific Rural Press for Railroad Depots, Steamboats, Hotels, and other free reading rooms. THE STUDEBAKER W A. & O IS. The best Farm Wagon; The best Ranch Wagon; The best Truck Wagon; The best Team Wagon: The best Header Wagon; The Best Thimble Skein and Iron Axle wagons, Sold for $100 to $175. AMES & WOOLVERTON, General Ag-ents for the Pacific Coast. svl-3mr 217 & 219 X St., SACRAMENTO, CAL. THE NEW TYPE ON WHICH THE PACIFIC RURAL PRESS Is printed, Is from tho OAIiIFOKNIA TYPE FOUNDRY, 405 and 407 Sansome St. GEO. L. FAULKNER, Agent. Ivl3-ruinr We wish to Call The Especial Attention of the owners of some of tho best Patent Gang Plows iv California, to the "BUTLER PLOW," now on exhibition at the Scientific Press office. As no arrangements have yet been made for their Manufa...

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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

Number 6.] SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY n, 1871. [Volume I. PACIFIC RURAL PRESS

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CATTLE BREEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

CATTLE BREEDING.

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SHORTHORN CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

SHORTHORN CATTLE. Their Origin and History. We present herewith a beautiful representation of a very lino Shorthorn cow, (Dairy Maid), bred and owned by N. P. Boyer & Co., of Gum Tree, Chester County, Perm., and take the occasion to give a brief outline of the origin and history of this famous breed. There has long been more or less controversy among breeders with regard to the origin and history of the Shorthorn breed of cattle. Some refer its origin to a compartively recent period—the latter part of the present century; holding that its peculiarities were brought out by the modern system of cross-breeding; while others take the ground, and no doubt correctly, that the Shorthorns existed, so far as the possession of all their essential features are concerned, long anterior to the efforts of modern breeders to improve our domestic stock—that they originally constituted a race, rather than a breed. As an evidence of the correctness of the lattar proposition, there is to b...

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NOVEL FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

NOVEL FARMING. Very large tracts of land have been and and are being made or reclaimed on Sherman Island by darning the sloughs and ditching the land, thus keeping it from overflow. As soon as it is dry enough, which takes a season, the surface, which is a mass of tulo grass and roots, is set on fire and burned over, leaving a deposit of ashes ten or twelve inches deep. Seed is sown on this, the sower sinking the depth of the ashes every step. As neither harrow nor roller could be applied, an original driller has been substituted, which does the business admirably. A flock of sheep are driven closely over the seeded land, their tread drilling the seed and compacting the soil equal to the best roller. So well is it done that sheep are in demand for this purpose, and a compact traveling flock are kept going from farm to farm, hired from one to another, while other flocks are being trained to the same duties. These are the only agricultural implements used as yet, for their first crop....

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THE CROP PROSPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

THE CROP PROSPECT. Our exchanges are generally hopeful with regard to the coming crop. The rains thus far have supplied the immediate wants of the farmers; but, the moisture has not yet penetrated the earth to a depth from which vegetation will be able to draw any very continuous support. The crops generally look well, especially those which have been sowed upon fallowed ground. A good soaking rain is much needed now, to carry the moisture to a depth, from whenco supplies can be derived to pass the dry spell which is usually met with previous to the coming of the latter rains of April and May. There is but little or no danger, however, to be apprehended from crops on fallowed ground, and a similar remark may be made of grounds that have been thoroughly and deeply cultivated, and seeded early. When our farmers learn to summer fallow and get in their seed before the first rain conies, so as to get the full benefit of all the moisture, we shall hear no moro of uneasiness and doubts abo...

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MECHANICAL PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

MECHANICAL PROGRESS. Locomotive Boiler Improvement.—The American Artisan describes a novel system of boiler construction as follows: "In the proposed system, the ordinary horizontal tubular boiler is divided transversely into three compartments. In other words, it is made to constitute three boilers, having but one furnace for them all. The forward compartment is tilled full by the feedpump; the feed-water entering at its extreme front, and, circulating between suitably arranged diaphragms, at last enters the central compartment. This latter is furnished with a steam dome. The rearmost compartment in the immediate neighborhood of the tire-box is also kept full of water, and is so maintained by circulating pumps, which draw water from the central to the rear compartment, in which latter the pressure is considerably more than in the other. The rearmost communicates, further, with the central compartment by a valve at its upper part. The operation is essentially as follows: —the water ...

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. Tin: Solab Pybombteb. —London Engineering for Dec. 80, has a description, by Capt. 'John Ericsson, of his instrument for measuring the temperature of the sun. We quote briefly:—"At first sight, it will appear futile to undertake to measure temperature at a distance of 90,000,000 miles; but in view of the fact that the sun has been weighed by an instrument consisting principally of four leaden balls less than 10 in. in diameter, the attempt cannot justly be deemed absurd. The reader will remember that in the celebrated Cavendish experiments, afterwards repeated by Baily and others, the weight of the carth —on which the weight of the sun is based—was ascertained by measuring the attractive force of two spheres of lead weighing 174 lb. The delicate nature of the ex2Jeriment may be inferred from the fact that the ascertained attractive force was found to be only 1-41500 of a grain. The illustrated device by means of which the temperature of the sun may be measured, ...

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CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

CORRESPONDENCE.

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Notes of Travel in Stanislaus County. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

Notes of Travel in Stanislaus County. [Written for the Fiiess.] Modesto. Modesto, in this county, is situated on tlie Bun Joaquin and Visalia li. R., 20 miles from Lathrop, the junction of the C. P. It. E., and about 30miles from Stockton. The first building in this thriving little village was erected no longer ago than last November (1870), while now there are over 150 buildings, being an average of over one per day since the first one was erected. It contains one hotel, presided over by Jas. Cole Esq., a clever gentleman, by the by; also 4 boarding houses, 1 restaurant, 6 saloons, \) stores, 4 blacksmith shops, 9, harness shops, 2 shoemakers, 2 meat markets, 1 stove and tin shop, 3 livery stables, and other things to correspond. James McHenry Esq., was the pioneer of this section. He first moved here in November last, but has been a resident of the county since the year 18G3, and has been one of its supervisors. When Mr. McH. first moved to this county, the whole anmwil product of...

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Bound East—At Chicago. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

Bound East—At Chicago. [Written for the Press.] Western Enterprise. Not many years ago, a company commenced a manufacturing business here (Chicago) in a small room, 14x20 feet. By careful attention to business and' to the Avorkmanship of the articles they turned out, they gradually built up a large trade, and now, under the name of the North Western Manufacturing Co., they occupy a three-story building, with 154-foot front, and employ constantly 400 hands! I passed through their very extensive works, Avhere everything is conducted in a most systematic manner, and saw an immense amount of work going on. Steam engines, steam pumps, cranes, hoisting machines, steam heating apparatus, malleable iron castings, etc. They have made a specialty of the manufacture of wrought iron steam and gas pipe for the last five years; and, although they have had a strong eastern competition to contend against, they have succeeded in building up a very largo business in this branch of industry. They havo...

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Filing Saws. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

Filing Saws. [Written for the Press.] Editor Press :—ln an old number of the Scientific Pbess appeared an item headed "How to File a Saw." Now, there is one little difficulty that I have always encountered, that "How to File a Saw" did not enlighten me upon, —and that is this: It frequently happens that the teeth upon -one side not only get larger (a thing easily remedied), but smaller in every way. In endeavoring to file the back side of the large tooth in a cross-cut saw, the file is liable to over-ride, so as to damage the next tooth forward. To prevent this, for a long time I was accustomed to hold my thumbnail close to the file, so that it would stop it whenever the tendency to over-ride carried the tool over the top of the tooth; but in so doing, although the forward tooth was protected, it was at the expense of an occasional sore thumb; until it occurred to me to substitute a soft piece of iron that would receive the file, if it slipped over, and so protect the small tooth fr...

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HOME AND FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

HOME AND FARM.

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SHORT PAPERS ON AGRICULTURENO. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

SHORT PAPERS ON AGRICULTURENO. 2. [By Dr. J. IT. Thomus, for the I'nr.ss. It is presumed that the early Greeks imported from Egypt some knowledge of scientific farming. While we have very meager accounts of the exact state of their agricultural knowledge, yet we think it legitimate to make favorable inferences from a few historical facts. THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF DBAHTAGB. The Lacedemonians, especially, understood and practiced an extensive system of drainage. This was absolutely necessary in a country so much engrossed by large and permanent marshes, as was the region lying arotind Sparta—their ancient capital. This system of drainage was carried on, no less with a view to farming operations, than with an eye to considerations growing out of a prudent sanitary policy. In either of these directions we find abundant motives. Thorough drainage usually accompanies thorough farming; and the highest results can be realized only when the two go together. The soil around Sparta, in its natural s...

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FAULTS IN BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

FAULTS IN BUILDING. Among the most prominent we may enumerate these faults in planning and erecting houses: 1. Cramping a house down to the smallest possible space, BO as to make more yard - room, which will never be used. "2. Making no calculations as to the size of rooms, or the location of furniture. 3. Building chimneys by gness so that one has to have a dozen lengths of useless stovepipe, or else place his stove in the most inconvenient location. 4. Arranging windows and doors so that one opens against the other, or in the very spot to be occupied by a piece of furniture, or so placing them that no fresh air can get through the house, even though the whole should be open, 5. Providing no means of ventilating rooms, save by open doors or windows; hence all impure air which is generated by breathing, cooking, fermentation,asitisrartfled, raises to the top of the room and there remains to breed discomfort, disease and death. I). Laying the floor directly upon joistsor at best, lay...

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FARMING IN SAN DIEGO. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

FARMING IN SAN DIEGO. [Written for the Press.] GOOD AND BAD PRACTICE. Messks Editors: —In almost every community there is found a class of "donothings," who cither persist continuously in doing nothing or perform what they do accomplish too late to bo of much service. Now there is a man in my mind who does not reside a thousand milea from the Tia Juana (pronounced Te Wana), and who occupies as good a bit of land as can be found in this part of the state, with almost every natural advantage of soil and l<»atinn. This man sat with his hands folded all last summer, doing nothing toward preparing his land for the seed, and when the first rains camo there was two months' work to do to get the brush and roots out of the way, before anything could be sown. In the meantime the moisture that should have been utilised had evaporated, and his grain will hardly sprout before the late rains come; then, if those are not abundant, which is hardly to be calculated upon, his crop will utt...

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THE PRODUCT OF A SINGLE WEED. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871

THE PRODUCT OF A SINGLE WEED. A person desiring to know what would bo the influence of a single weed upon the agriculture of a field <»r garden, selected a plant of purslane (pusley or pursley us culled by some), the meanest plant, and carefully counted the number of pods. It was a large sized plant from a rich spot of ground. The number of its seed pods was 4,618. He then took fourteen'of the pods seven small ones, four medium, and three of the largest, and counted the seed in then). The result gave an average of ninety seeds to the pod. Thus in this single plant we have the enormous number of 415,170 seeds. If these were spread over a plat of gTOUed, and should germinate, and a man should attempt to cut them With a hoe, and should average six plants at a blow, and make thirty strokes of the hoe per minute, it would take him thirty-eight hours and twenty-three minutes to cut them out. Or, if these weeds were equally disseminated at the rate of four to the square foot, th...

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