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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871
Send us Communications.- will be re spected. if you have not time or the expert) to write finished article!, Bend us facts brief and plain. NY will take care of them. Remember that writers improve themselves with others by use of the pen. Oiliin- of societies, clubs and meetings, please report. Our Printed Mail List notifies subscribers when their term expire!, the last figures on the label signifying the year. We wish to bo notified at once if any errors occur in names or dates. Thursday Noon our last forms go to press. Communications should be received a week in advance and advertisements as early in the week us possible. Our General Aiirnt at Sacramento. Mr. I. N. lloao, at the office of the State Agricultural Society, in the Pavilion, corner of Sixth and M streets, in the capital city, is our duly authorized agent for receiving subscription", advertisements, and receipting for the same. Mr. H. It. Herring, Our valuable agricultural correspondent during the past year, will contin...
List of Societies and Officers. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871
List of Societies and Officers. State Agricultural Society.-OFFi&lt; kus; Preai. dent. Ciiak. F. Reid, Grafton, Yolo County. Director*: H. If. Lame, Sacramento; H. K. Covey, San Francisco; K. S. dm y, Yolo; 0. T. Wheeler, Sacramento; Edgar Mills, Sacramento: Bobert Hamilton, Sacramento William Blanding, San Franciaco; B. J. Lewis, Teham»i William P. Chilian, Sacramento. (MBcenof the Board. Secretary, Bobert Beck, Sacramento; Treasurer It. T. Brown, Sacramento. San Joaquin Valley Ar'l. ■ootefcf.— Omen*; President, J. K. boak; vice Preaidenta.Qeo. 8. Ladd. John Tuohy; Secretary; U. T. Oompton; Directed, June* 0. Qage, Qeorge West. Upper Sacramento Agricultural Society.-OF-ricKiw-President, Jlarmaii Buy; Secretary, E. Halle t. Bay District Horticultural Society, of Cal., 8. F.-Orncm: H. N. Bolander, Preat.; B. L. Beimer, V. P.; V. A. Miller, Bee.i H. Tumbull, C. Schuman and F. A. H«rlng, Trustees. Contra Costa Co. Agricultural Society.—Orncna: O«o. P. Loucka. Preat,, i acheoo; ...
Page 96 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871
CUP D /111 I MP DESIGNING AND ENGRAVING CnUtlAVlnu on wood and for electrotype cuts of every description, done by stipe. Oil 111 HO rior artists at the office of the UN IIUUIJ SCIENTIFIC PRESS. Fine Cut* made for Book and Newspaper Illustrations, and for Fancy Labels for printing in various colors; Monograms, Seals, tc, etc. Promp execution and reasonable prices. OISWIiiV ««te CO., No. 414 Clay street,B. .F THE CHEAPEST Agricultural and Horticultural Journal In the United States. The Journal of the Farm, 1O Large Octavo l*nur&lt;»*. HANDSOMELY ILLUSTRATED, I*rlb« one Oollur a Year. CLUBS OF 20 -------- FIFTY CENTS. A9TIITUIU Are informed that its circulation in larger than that of any other paper of its class published in the state of Pennsylvania, Address JOURNAL OF THE FARM. 20 S. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, 24v21-tf 'i'JO 8 Water Street, Chicago.
Page 96 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871
[ADVERTISEMENT.] Swamp and Overflowed Lands. —We give, on page 7(5, a review of Swamp Land Titles and Legislation, by a gentleman who for several years occupied a responsible position in the office of the State Surveyor General, (who is also e^-officio Register of the State Land office. ) It covers the whole ground and apparently exhausts the subject, though want of space precludes giving the whole in this issue. So much has been written by those who are not familiar with the subject, that the public has anything but a correct view of the matter. All interested in such matters will do well to give this article, lengthy though it is, a careful perusal. — Pacific Rural Press, Feb. 4, 1871. Copies of the above have been printed in pamphlet form and are for sale at this office. Price 26 cts. postage paid. TO CLUBS. Send in yonr subscriptions as fast as obtained. After the iirst ten names have been paid for, others can be added within any reasonable time, thereafter on the same terms. Cl...
Page 96 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 11 February 1871
SCIENTIFIC PRESS BOOK AND JOB PRINTING OFFICE. No. 414 Clay Street. Below Snusome, ... San Frnnclsco. SPAULDING &amp; BARTO, PROPRIETORS. EVERY VARIETY OF PRINTING, FOB Business Men, Corportions, AND ALL Branches of Industry* EXECUTED IK tiik BEST MANNER, AT REASONABLE PRICES. Music Printing Executed correctly and with dispatch. HOMK, KWKKT Honk. .■ ■■ ,^ 'Mitt pleasures ami pal - a - ecu, Live ana Let Live," Is a good old adage, and we shall adopt it as our own. We do not pretend to do work at " lew than cost," as some people advertiso to do; but we do claim to do all kinds of printing as cheap as it can be done on this Coast—and we believe as cheap as it is done in Chicago. Customers, in the country or city, are invited to call in person at our office, or send their orders by mall or express, and they will lxi fairly dealt With. .SI'AII.IHMI &lt;fc ItAKTO. Scientific Press Office, Ban Francisco.
ORANGE CULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
ORANGE CULTURE. The success that has attended the occasional and mostly fancy cultivation of the orange in various parts of the central portions of the State, has suggested the possibility of its cultivation for profit in many of those localities. Experience seems to show that oranges may be successfully raised as far north as Maiysville. The oranges grown upon the Vallejo place, this last season, large quantities of which have been sold in this city, were pronounced very superior in quality. They were large, delicate, juicy, of fine flavor, and commanded a good price and ready sale. The orange is much more hardy than many have supposed. The Visalia Delta, of a late date, says that the hoar frosts which have recently visited that section of the State havo had no injurious effect whatever upon the orange trees. The same word reaches us from all directions. If the tree will stand such heavy frosts as we had during the latter part of December and nearly the whole of January, it may be ...
CROP PROSPECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
CROP PROSPECTS. We fear that the prophetic utterances of ■well-wishers pronounce upon the coming harvest prematurely. No amount of February rains secures a crop. Even ordinary March rains are insufficient. It is expected that the rains will soak the subsoil, lest the roots, going clown to dry and hard soil refuse to give the needed nourishment in flowering time, that tho grain may set and mature. On most of our wheat-lands, a strong rain in April is necessary to get a crop worth harvesting. At present, the irrigation has not penetrated more than plow-deep; and there is reason to fear that the law of the rainfall, for this season, has been revealed:—viz. light showers and no down-pour. It is in no desire to make distrust that we thus review the law of agriculture and meteorology on this coast. We simply wish to cheek the unsafe exhileration that follows every little shower in February. If our harvest may not be remunerative, the sooner wo weigh probabilities, the better for us. Some ...
THINGS TO BE REMEMBERED ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
THINGS TO BE REMEMBERED ON THE FARM. To take time by the foretop in every thing that relates to gardening or farming and never omit what ought andean be done to-day till to-morrow. It is hard to catch dp when once behind. To select the best seeds to be had, even at a higher price. Never to buy cheap seeds because they cost less. They may be the dearest in the end. To select |and buy the best implements, brand them with'your name and never let them get rusty. When done using them put them away in their place; and have a place for everything. Never to work the ground when it is wet and heavy. It renders it compact and heavy during the whole season and does it a permanent injury. To stir the soil in your garden or about your corn, small trees, etc., often during the spring and summer, to prepare it more readily to receive and retain moisture from the atmosphere, and to prevent the plants and trees from being checked and stunted in growth. To perform every thing in the best manner, and ...
MECHANICAL PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
MECHANICAL PROGRESS. Weight and Short Stroke for High Speed.—The Engineering and Mining Journal prints a paper, read by Chas. T. Porter at a late meeting of the Polytechnic Qub of the American Institute, which attracted much attention. He took the ground that the reciprocating parts of an engine, at the instant when the direction of their motion is reversed, exert a force which is precisely the same centrifugal force that would be exerted by them continually if they were revolving with the crank. Therefore, by combining rapid s])eed and short stroke with considerable weight in these parts, their centrifugal force may be developed to whatever extent we choose, and, if it is in excess of the force of the steam, the engine with the steam turned on, becomes in effect a rotary engine. We have not Bpaoe for Mr. Porter's demonstration, but give his conclusion:—"The crank passes the centers under a strain not wholly relieved; the force of the steam does not reach the crank at these points, ...
SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS. Dakwin's Latest.- Appleton &amp; Co. give extracts from advance-sheets of Darwin's new work on "The Descent of Man" &amp;c. We quote: "The early progenitors of man were no doubt once covered with hair, both sexes having beards; their ears were pointed and capable of movement; and their bodies were provided with a tail, having the proper muscles. Their limbs and bodies were also acted on by many muscles which now only occasionally reappear, but are normally present in the Quadrumana. * * The most ancient progenitors in the kingdom of the Vertebrate, at which we are able to obtain an obscure glance, apparently consisted of a group of marine animals, resembling the larva 1 of existing Ascidians. These animals probably gave rise to a group of fishes, as lowly organized as the lanceiet: and from these the Ganoids, and other fishes like the Lepidosiren, must have been developed. From such fish a very small advance would carry us on to the amphibians. W...
Notes of Travel in Merced County. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
Notes of Travel in Merced County. [■Written for the Press.] Snelling. Snelling, the county seat of this county, is situated on the north side of Merced river where the foot hills set in, about G5 miles from Stockton. Its population is about 650. There is a strip of country about 10 miles wide and extending north to the Tuolumne river, that Avas segregated as mineral land by the original government surveyors, but has since been surveyed and approved by the general government, and the land is now open to pre-emjition and homestead. This land was thought to be worthless for anything except grazing until last year. Two years ago this spring, Mr. A. B. Anderson (who is the proprietor of the Gait House, Snelling) as an experiment, summer-fallowed 100 acres of this land, and in the- Fall following sowed it in barley, from which, at the last harvest, he gathered 2,1500 bushels; and he has just now completed sowing 800 acres of the same kind of land in barley. From a high point on his land (...
A Huge Manufactory. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
A Huge Manufactory. [Written for the Phesb.] How it Looks and What it Contains. Editoes Press—Thinking that a few lines concerning the great glass and iron manufacturing center, Pittsburgh, Pa., —said to be the second city in wealth in the Union, — would be of interest to many readers of your valuable paper, I send you a short account of matters and things as seen through tho "optics" of your humble servant. On last Monday I beheld the noted " Smoky City" for the first time in ten years, and as I had just come from tho rural districts of " way down East," my ideas of its cleanliness wore not as elevated as they might be. As it was midnight when I arrived, I fully realized the saying of a Boston journalist —James Parton —on seeing the city by night, that it '' looked like hell with the lid off." Surely it is a novel and interesting sight, and its like perhaps is not to be seen elsewhere in the United States; and the Bostonian may be pardoned for his trite saying when he beheld around...
A Remarkable Body of Water. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
A Remarkable Body of Water. Prof. T. P. Stelle gives the following interesting description (in the Am. Jour. of Microscopy) of what he saw in the water of a lake in Central Florida. I turned my attention to the water, and was soon convinced that I had, undoubtedly, met with a phenomenon, for it was so clear, so very transparent, that I could see through it in every direction with as much apparent ease as if it had been the atmosphere itself. Presently I saw one of the inhabitants hinted at, a little creature of a light brown color, [looking, as it glided here and there, through the pure element, not unlike a common chimney swallow. Then came another, and another, and another, until all the waters of the lake seemed to be thickly swarming with them. They were very busy and very swift in their motions, darting, whirling, and angling with the greatest ease and the most charming grace; the guide said that like birds of the air they were in quest of their prey, feeding upon animals too s...
SHORT PAPERS ON AGRICULTURE. NO. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
SHORT PAPERS ON AGRICULTURE. NO. 3. [For the Pbess, by Dr. J. It. Thomas.l State of Agriculture Among the Ancient Romans. The Komans wore in a marked degree : utilitarian people. They were eminently distinguished for the arts of peace, as wel as for the art of war. Although for a long period of their history, the whole of Ital\ was one vast military camp, yet the Bo mans never lost sight of those humanizing arts, which always accompany advancing civilization; while at the same time the\ were not indifferent to those usefu arts, which augment the means of physi cal comfort, and which are necessary, ii ■applying the sinews of war. Among tin latter, agriculture was held to be of para mount importance. Their Methods of Encouragement. The free-hold privilege, among the Ro mans, was a subject of specific legislation During the earlier periods of their history the area of their territory was confine* within narrow limits, which circumstance would, naturally, restrain the avarice of individ...
FARM HOUSE CHAT. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 18 February 1871
FARM HOUSE CHAT. TVO. I. The Rural Press Appreciated. Envrous Kikai-: — A hungry man is thankful for any food; but how if he come upon all his favorite dishes freshly served and "done to a turn?" His very soul warms with grateful delight; no words are equal to the offering of thanks. Even so we welcome and devour the weekly "RuBAJj" feast that comes "hot and hot" with intelligent zeal, cheerful good sense and abounding good-will. We look in each others eyes with silent satisfaction; we beam with a sort of holiday fullness, and audible adjectives are made in vain. The arrival of "No. 1" was as good us a surprise party that comes in at the back door, and surreptitiously tills the pantry with Bweet-cakee and all sorts of goodies. f passed it along.to my Undo Toby with the comfortable assurance that Christmas chimes could not be more harmonious than he with this now- journal of "just what we seem to need the most." Soon to my horror, I heard an ominous growl, followedbv a hitch of his o...