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MARKET REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
MARKET REPORTS. " M ant hands make light work," is an old saying, and at this time a true one, as to business, for their are many hands engaged in trade that have nothing to do, therefore light work. There it no trade. Flour has advanced a little; Wheat is steady at 3V34c i Barley is firm at 2a&gt;Jsic ; Oats are scarce at 4c; tin-re is no Buckwheat in market; Potatoes bring 29 aVsc. Market vegetables are most excellent, and every variety known is now abundant. The prospect, however, amid all the present depression, is favorable tor the future.
The Lawton Blackberry. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
The Lawton Blackberry. For something like a year, or perhaps more, we have noticed in the agricultural papers, a cut with descriptions, of a blackberry, bearing this name. Having seen an abundance of new things in the line of fruits within the past ten years, which proved on trial to be of no value whatever, we did not feel that we should confer am favor upon our subscribers, by being in haste to picture it to them. As it has now, however, received the favorable notice of our most reliable fruitistß. among whom arc Messrs. Chas. Downing, P. l&gt;. Barry, and one of the editors of the American agriculturist, we have Sufficient faith in it to direct attention to its claims. Mr. Downing paid it a visit In person during the past season, on the ground of the gentleman by whom it was intro duced to the public. His account of it to the Horticulturist, is— "There is no humbug about it; and the only wonder is, that it has not been more generally introduced and propagated before. The ...
To Kill the Peach-Borer. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
To Kill the Peach-Borer. H. N Long won th y, an experienced fruitgrower of Western New York, furnishes the following for Moore's Rural New York : Your late correspondent, Mr. E. 11. Prior, on the peach-grub, manifestly writes with much practical knowledge on the habits of the peachgrub or borer. His mode of treatment, so far as it goes, to destroy the grub on a limited or small scale, is a very good one. Although the hot water practice, as above alluded to would be a very convenient and safe remedy for a few trees about your dwelling, yet for a more extended business, 1 would submit the following mode of managing the peach-grub, which I have practiced for the last fifteen or twenty years: —Some time in April, when the ground has become dry. and the weather mild, with a trowel or hoe remove the earth from the tree sufficiently deep to reach the worms; then with a regular pruning-knife (for no other instrument but a hooked, pointed knife is so w ell adapted to the work), remove all gr...
Black Tartarian Cherry. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
Black Tartarian Cherry. Thi9 splendid variety of the Cherry, which is also known by the name of the Circassian Cherry, Superb Circassian, Black Russian, Frazer's Black Heart, and Ronald's Black Heart, is said to be a native of Spain, having been carried to Russia lhence to England. It is also said to have been brought from Circassia to England, by Mr. Ronald, in 1704. "It is distinguished for its large ohtuse-hcart-shaped. shining purplish-black fruit, and hangs in clusters. It is a cherry of great excellence, bears plentifully, ripens early, and readily commands in the market double the price of the ordinary kinds." The tree grows rapidly, is very ornamental, and is, on all accounts, worthy of general cultivation. The Cherry Tree (Prunus Cerastes), is said to have been "introduced into Italy fjjtm Potitus, in Asia, by the Roman general. LucuTlus. Cherries were hawked in the streets of London in the beginning of the 15th century. There are between two and three hundred varieties und...
Food for Canaries. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
Food for Canaries. In a very few weeks our friends who raise canaries will find use for the following hints upon the best mode of treatment and care of these household favorites: — Rape and canary seed arc the best kinds to give them as a general diet; the summer rape is to be preferred, not being so hot and oily as that sown in the autumn, which is larger and blacker than the other. When they require rich, stimulating food, as during.the moulting and breeding seasons, a small proportion of hemp seed should be mixed with the others, and also a little hard boiled yolk of egg chopped small ; at such times, too a little raw lean meat, scraped fine, may be given occasionally. And in some measure to neutralize the heating effects of this rich diet, let them have some green food, such as salad, water cresses, &amp;c; something of this kind is good for them all through the hottest part of the year, and while it can be had, tho&gt; cage or aviary should never be without grou...
TARTAR OR SHANGHAI SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
TARTAR OR SHANGHAI SHEEP. Your object being the distribution of the newest information connected with the various branches of Agriculture; I wish to place at your disposal a few remarks relative to a new kind of sheep recently introduced into this country, which from peculiar habits arc specially adapted to supply the exigencies frequently offerred by the human family. I refer to the Tartar, or Broad Tailed Sheep, which, from having been brought directly from Shanghai, have also received the name of Shanghai sheep. They are of good size, with ears drooping forward, prominent noses, agreeably expressive faces, covered with a short and very line glossy silken hair. The fleece is light, and best adapted for blankets and similar woolen textures. The value of this breed does not, therefore, consist in the fleece, but must be sought for in the remarkable facility it offers to increase the supply of this kind of animal food almost at pleasure, for 'the ewes have lambs twice a year, not unf...
ROTATION OF CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
ROTATION OF CROPS. * * * There is another subject which docs not appear to have received the attention of this Society to the extent which its importance would seem to demand. I refer to a well considered system in the rotation of crops best adapted to our climate and markets. Chance or convenience is too apt to determine our course of cultivation, in total disregard of all the principles connected with vegetable habits and growth. Every farmer knows that a continuous cultivation of any plant takes from the soil those qualities essential to its healthy growth, and that to produce it year after year, requires the highest manuring possible, and which, however scientifically applied to meet its wants, fails at least to produce a probable result. We know too that certain crops impoverish the soil more than others; that all plants ripened for their seed exhaust the land more than those consumed upon it. or removed in a green and incomplete state of grow th; that some crops require deeper...
FRIENDS AND HOME. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
FRIENDS AND HOME. Oh, there's a power to make each hour As fcweet as Heaven designed it; Nor need we roam to bring it home. Though lew there be that find it! Wo see tOO high for thirgs by, And lose what nature found us ; For life hath here no charms so dear As home and ft tends around us 1 We oft destroy the present joy For future hopes—and praise them; Whilst (lowers as sweet bloom at our feet, If we'd but stoop to raise them ! For things afar still sweetest are When youth's bright spell hath bound us; But soon we're taught that earth huth naught. Like Home and Friends around ua I The friends that speed in time of need, When Hope's last reed is shaken, To show us still, that come what will, We are not quite forsaken : Though all was night, if hut the light From Friendships altar crowns us, Tvvould prove the hli-s of earth was this— Our Home and Friends us I
The Hearth Stone Sacred. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
The Hearth Stone Sacred. It would seem as if a man imbibed with his mother's milk respect for the mother who bore him ; it would seem as if the father whose advice counselled, and whose bounty fed, would be en-' titled to some respect in after years; it would seem as ii the secrets of a family should be kept inviolate ; as if the marriage vow, though circumstances sometimes warranted its severance, had a meaning and a significancy throughout a life time; and as if those who sat by the same fireside and shared the same meal, though differences may sunder the bonds of friendship, if they tannot control their tempers, should restrain their tongues. But now, things aie different — on a change tout cela. There is an instinct natural to man, greater in some and less in others, which at will can either be repressed or increased,—a morbid desire to know the causes of family disputes and, particularly if the parties are well known, to peep behind the veil of secresy, and lay bare what should...
A Sharp Look Out—--A Yankee Story. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
A Sharp Look Out—--A Yankee Story. A friend of ours related the following anecdote of a friend of his, which is entirely too good to be lost. Our friend's friend was a very worthy and sensible man in his way ; nor had he ever done anything for the cause of wit in others, until he accepted the situation of Inspector of Customs at a small port of entry in Connecticut. There was very little business doing at that place, and a foreign arrival was quite an affair of moment; for Zekiel. that was our worthy's Christian name, used to spend his days in fishing off the wharf, and looking out for strange sails in the offing. One day, " a long, low, black schooner," ran into port, dropped anchor, furled her sails, squared her yards, and made all snug aloft and below. Zekiel momentarily expected that her captain would send her boat a-shore with his " manifest " for the Custom House, as in duty bound; but as hour after hour passed away, without any indication of such a transaction, he began to He...
The Man who Kissed the Three Girls. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
The Man who Kissed the Three Girls. A young man who boarded at a bouse in the country, where were three very coy damsels, who seemed to imagine that men w ere such terrible creatures it was a sin to look upon them, was one afternoon accosted by an acquaintance, and asked w hat he thought of the young ladies with w bom he boarded. He replied that they were very shy and reserved. "So they are," returned the other, "so much so that no gentleman can get near enough to them to see the color of their eye*." '' That may be," said the good looking boarder, " but I'll bet a million I can kiss all three without any trouble." " That you nor no other man can do," cried his friend. The other was positive, and invited his friend to the house to witness the achievement. They entered the parlor together, and the three maids were all at home, sitting beside their mother, all looking as prim and demure as old John Rogers at the stake. Our hero assumed a very grave aspect almost to dejection, and look...
Pencilings. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
Pencilings. MRS. E. A. W. "Long looked for come at last." Sacramento, March 12, 1855. A most refreshing shower is being vouchsafed ; to this parched, dried and dusty region. It is raining like a second deluge, and every thing and every body are made happy by the fulfillment of the promise, " I will give you rain in due season ; and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit." The wind shrieked and howled last night, enough to fright the sleep of the poor, and make the rich draw the quilts closer about their comfortable bodies. Patter-patter come the big drops against the pane : kennels are Hooded, and water-spouts disgorge their contents, and foam and gurgle, like homeopathic Niagaras. The streets arc crowded with the hodge-podge of soaked humanity, looking sappy and very like Shanghais, well drenched, for the most part convening under the insufficient shelter of dripping umbrellas, with here and there a noisy exception, who extremely wet e...
Hints for a Household. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
Hints for a Household. Far the greater proportion of households, throughout our whole country, are managed! without the aid of much hired help. by the females of each family. The maxim, "If you would be well served you must serve yourself," has considerable truth in it; at least those families who serve themselves, escape many vexations of spirit, because, if the work be not very well done, when we do it with our own hands, we are more apt to be satisfied. There are some sorts of domestic work, that of dairy work is one. which no hired help would be competent to dis barge. This must be done by a wife or daughter, who feels a deep personal interest in the prosperity of her husband or father. Many of our farmers 4 wives are among the best house-keepers in the land, possessing that good sense, vigor of mind, native delicacy of taste or tact, and Arm conscientiousness, which gift the character with power to attempt everything that duty demands. These are the '"noble matronage" which our...
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
MARRIED. Ou the 17th March, in this city, by Rov. Dr. Scott, Thomas R, IlHrm mid Mini* Sarah Aiiun Albrs. Ou the 13th March, in tbis city, George Mortimer and Miss Kate Arnot, late of New Orleans. On the 12tn March, in Sacramento, AlonzaM.FullerandMiss Lucy A. IJitchciick, all of Sucramento. On the 13tb March, in El Dorado county, H. Fitzgerald and Miss Elizabeth Jameson. On the 10th March, in Sacramento, by Rev. Mr. Brierly, Mr. F. A. Hassey, formerly of St. Louis, and Mrs. 8. A. LeGras formerly of Nrw York. On lhe 8th March, in Quincy, Butte county, Mr. W. W. Pulley, of Hopkinaville, Plumas county, and Mia Lizzie Underwood, of American Valley. On the 15th March, in Stockton, Alonza Rhodes aud Miss Annie MiVicker. On the 5th March, at Newton, Shasta county, Jno. H. Benton and Miss Amelia Miller. On the 0th March, in Nevada, by Rev. J. R. Tanacy, Mr. J. L. Broaildus nnd Miss M. J. Broadus, alt ol Nevada.
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
DIED. On the 10th March, in Georgetown, John Waterhouse, formerly ot Pennsylvania, agod about 25 years. On the 9th March, drowned, Ht Barnes' liar, on the North Fork ofthe American River, Benj. S. Kimball, aged 28 years. Oa the 16th March, in this city, ol typhoid fever, Algernon 8. Wbeaton, formerly from Lisle, New York, aged 38 years. On the Utfc March, in 8tockton, of consumption, Mary Jane, daughter of Joseph and Susannah Scott, 13 yeurs.
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 22 March 1855
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. ARRIVALS. March 14—P M Steamship Columbia, Dall, Columbia River, 92 hours; passengers, etc. Clipper ship Morning Light, Johnson, Philadelphia, 120 days, with miloe. Clipper bark Samuel Merritt, Fitz, Philadelphia, 120 ds; mdse. Clipper bark Comet, Crowell, St John(M B), 129 days ; fish. Schr Rambler, Woodbury, Aiiacapa Island, 6 days ; pig iron. March 15—Brig Merchantman, Uilroy, Port Madison, 9 days, with lumber. Brig Hodgdon, Wade, Oregon, 20 days; lumber. Bchl E L Frost, Hemstead, Honolulu, PTduys; mdso. Masch 16—Schr Palestine-, Stoddard, Balt Point, 3 ds ; lumber. Scar Joseph Herrick Lopcr, Tomule-, 24 hours; produce. Schr Fannie Piper, Davis, Albion River, 84 hours f lumber. Schr Commerce, Wilson, Tomales, 24 hours j produce, March 17—Simr Goliah, Erskine, San Diego, 2days; mdse, etc. Bark Sarah Warren, Give, Puget Sound 7 9 days; lumber. Bark Chas Devens, Haley, Oregon, 6 days ; lumber. Mabcii 18— Br brig Expedient, Drysdale, Carditf, 171 days, via ...