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TRAINING AND PRUNING GRAPEVINES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

TRAINING AND PRUNING GRAPEVINES. There are many farmers who would plant vines and enter upon the business of grape culture to a greater or less extent but from the fact that they have obtained the idea that there is something very difficult and hard to learn or comprehend in the management of the vineyard. To such we would say, the best way to learn is to plant a few vines and become interested. Then, what now seems so difficult will by degrees become simpler and easier. It is true there are many different opinions as to the best mode of training and pruning vinos, with a view to obtain the best results. There are also many different practices based tipon these opinions. From these differences of opinion and practice among professional viniculturists lias doubtless arisen the prevailing idea, above referred to, as existing among our farmers. With the grape vine, as with all other vines, trees and plants, various modes of treatment are required, depending on the soil and climate, as ...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
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STARVING CATTLE.—FOREST TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

STARVING CATTLE.—FOREST TREES. Eeports reached us, from various sources, during the early part of January, of cattle and sheep dying from starvation. One dairyman, in Marin county, was said to have lost fourteen cows. Great numbers of others died in that and other counties. A firm in Kern county was said to have lost 2,500 out of a flock of 3,000 sheep! It is not only a pitiable lack of forethought, but downright criminality which allows of such destruction, in a country so prolific as this, in everything which can contribute to the comfort of man or beast. Our plains and hills are covered, during the early winter months, with immense numbers of shivering herds and flocks, many of which die, and all of which suffer more or less, when a few groves of trees, or a thatched roof here and there, would afford ample protection from the cold rains and chilling blasts. Expensive barns are not needed. A large, if not the largest proportion of such cattle might be saved if they had only the mo...

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CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURAL NOTES. Prolific. —The Los Angeles News has the following: Mr. F.M. Slaughter, who has a large band of sheep some ten or twelve miles from this place, has observed an unusual peculiarity in his ewes this season. Some 1,400 of them lambed, and averaged from three to four each It is a disagreeable feature of the matter that thi lambs have a tendency to die off in larger proportion than usual. ExPoimNtt California Quail. — The Quail Association of Boise city, Idaho, is importing large quantities of those birds from California and Missouri and turning them loose in the hills and valleys of that section. Wild geese are offered for sale in Lo.s Angeles at fifty cents t pair. A Heavy Calf.—A "calf" in Yamhill county, Oregon, 18 months old, weighs over i,400 pounds. It belongs to D. 13. Crawford, near McMinnville. Wheat in Tulare.—The Visalia Delta says that the breadth of wheat sown in Tulare county this season is more than doiible that sown any previous year, and wi...

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ATLANTIC AGRICULTURAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

ATLANTIC AGRICULTURAL ITEMS. American Apples for the Mediteranean.—Quite a trade in apples is springing up between the United States and Liverpool. One of the largest exporters is a gentleman of Port Huron, Michigan, who has contracted for the delivery, next fall, of 10,000 barrels. A singular fact connected with this enterprise is that large quantities of the apples thus sent to Liverpool are trans-shipped to the Mediteranean in exchange for the fruit of that region. Good Girl.—They have found another " good girl" in Appanoose county, lowa. She is "sweet sixteen" and is said to have earned the title of "good" from having raised $2,000 worth of hogs for the market, within the last two years; attending them entirely herself. In three years a farmer on the Isle of Man raised seven bushels of barley from a single grain.

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CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

CORRESPONDENCE.

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Notes of Travel in Mariposa County. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

Notes of Travel in Mariposa County. [Written for the Tress.] Hornitos and Vicinity. Hornitos is the first one of tho villages in this county arrived at on the tour from Stockton [via Snelling,) to the celebrated Yosemite Falls, of which I will say something in a future article. Although the subject has apparently boon written thread-bare, the one-hundredth part has never been told. Hornitos does not at present contain over 150 inhabitants, and is quite dull' the lack of rain to supply the miner with water, suspends, in a manner, all placer diggings, although the mountain ranchers in the vicinity are apparently satisfied, and quartz mining is being pushed lively, within a distance of a few miles. Craighn & Co. and G. Gagliardo <fc Co. are its principal merchants; and, what cannot be said of ninety out of a hundred mountain towns, it has a hotel, kc2>t by D. McDougall, Esq., where a Jlrtt-class meal can be hail. Bear Valley and the Mariposa Estate. Be...

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Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

WHEAT Shipments.—During the past season 86 vessels have loaded with wheat at Vallejo, taking in 872,075 centals. During the same period 14 have loaded at Oakland, with 268,151 centals, and 58 in San Francisco, with 2,054,080 centals. There are no grain ships at present under charter to load for Europe. __ OIiNITHOLOGII'AL AND PISCATOBIAL Arci.iM.vnziNci Society OF California. — This Society held a meeting Feb. 9th, 1871, in the rooms of the Academy of Sciences, No. &22 Clay Street. Tho following named gentlemen were elected officers for the ensuing year:—President, W. A. Newell, M. D.; Secretary, John Williamson Esq.; Treasurer, James Rolph Esq. The Ovehshadowino Question.—We are indebted to Hon George W. Julian for a copy of this speech, which concerns a matter of the greatest moment to our coast. Mr. Julian here treats of land matters, and takes strong ground against the "subservience to individual and corporate wealth and the practical unfriendliness to the producing ...

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GOOD HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

GOOD HEALTH. Are Tomatoes Healthy.—Tomatoes owe not a little of their ('0118111111)11011 to the notion that they arc healthy. Latterly this has been questioned. Dr. Dio Lewis pronounces them unhealthy as an article of food. Occasionally and in very Hinall quantity, the coolsed vegetable may be taken without notable injury, lint raw tomatoes should be banished from the table. They give heartburn and other in dications of digestive derangement Speaking of eating, the Doctor denounces the dyspeptic American fashion of taking drinks at meals, whether wine, water or soups—above all, ice water. The gastric juice is enfeebled by such dilution, and digestion is retarded. He is down on Inn oh, like Thackeray, who proclaimed lunch to be base ingratitude to your breakfast and a premeditated insult to your dinner. Some take supper with impunity, but to most people it is the nightmare meal. Turpentine FOB Lock Jaw. -A correspondent of the Scientific A'nericnn recommends turpentine as a certain c...

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SAGE AND DESERT. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

SAGE AND DESERT. The Humboldt (Nevada) Register, a short time since gave the following paragraph:— If any one of the outside barbarians think that stock cannot be raised in Humboldt county, they should come and stop around Winnemucca a few days, when they can realize the old saying that there were large droves of stock upon a " thousand hills." If they do not believe butter and cheese can be made in Humboldt county, why, go up to Fairbanks', on the Humboldt river, and take a look at his (50-hundred weight of cheese and his large lot of butter. Oh, ye forlorn immigrants to California, if you could but see such a sight once, how you would wish you had settled in some of the rich valleys of the HmnboldVountry. Sheep and Wool Growing. During the past season, Mr. 0. Osbornc of Silver City, Nov., realized four tons of wool from sheep pastured in the Walker river Valley. Mr. (). took this wool to Providence, K. 1., via. the Central Pacific Railroad, where he had no difficulty in arranging ...

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POPULAR LECTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

POPULAR LECTURES.

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Chemistry and its Applications. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

Chemistry and its Applications. [Prof. Ezra S. Catui before the Mechanic Arts Coli,k<»k, Mechanics' Institute) Hall, S. F. Keportfd expressly for the Pbess.] The Chemistry of Common Things. Lect. I. Feb. 18.—It is not my purpose, Bald the lecturer, to give a series of scientific lectures, but merely to treat scientific subjects in a practical and popular manner. I propose to talk now of common things, concerning which we ought to know much, but concerning which,, as I have found b an experience of teaching during a thiry of a century, the majority of persons su posed to be educated, know little or no ing. One of the most common things we know of, is the air we breathe. It is most fortunate, most providential, that those things which are necessary to our existence, are everywhere. This is the case with air; it exists everywhere, and without it there could be no life. Without it the temperature would be subject to great variations, for it acts as a mantle around the earth t...

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PATENTS & INVENTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

PATENTS & INVENTIONS.

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Full List of U. S. Patents Issued to Pacific Coast Inventors. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

Full List of U. S. Patents Issued to Pacific Coast Inventors. [Fbom Official Reports to DEWEY k CO., IT. S. and Foreign Patent Aoents, and Publishers of the Scientific Press.] For the Week Ending February 7,1871. Shoes for Thrashers.—Dennis W. Hollihan, San Francisco, Cal. Hydraulic Turnpipe.—Samuel Adams, Michigan Bluff, Cal. Apparatus for Cleaning Sulphureth and other Ores. —Charles C. Coleman, San Francisco, Cal. Boot-Jack.—Ezra Coleman, San Francisco, Cal. Explosive Compound.—Joseph Hafenegger, San Francisco, Cal. Cam for Quartz Mills.—Oliver P. Hart, Logtown, Cal. Pen-Holder.—Henry Both, Virginia City, Nevada. Wheel for Wheelbarrows. — George Withington, lone City, Cal. Device for Saving Gold Amalgam and Quicksilver. — Oliver H. Young and Daniel J. Vaughn, Wisconsin Hill, Cal. ~~Note.—Copies of U. S. and Foreign Patent* furnished by Dewey & Co., in the shortest time possible (by telegraph or otherwise) at the lowest rates. Ail pater t business for Pacific coast inve...

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Notices of Recent Patents. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

Notices of Recent Patents. Gang Plow.—J. Harris, S. F. Mr. Harris has sought to construct a plow in such a way as to insure the greatest reduction of cost, and at the same time secure the greatest ease in operating and regulating it. He uses a single beam wide enough to receive the attachment of the two plows, or else two beams, if desired, to form a frame in the usual manner. The forward end of the beam rests directly upon the axle, and to its front end is secured the pole. The axle is straight and mounted upon the bearing wheels; and a projecting plate or standard is fixed upon it at each side of the frame. When the plows are depressed, so as to enter the ground, the beam bears on the axle between the standards, which then stand at an angle pointing towards the rear of the beam." Upon the inside of each standard, and above the axle, is secured a friction roller, which serves as a cam to raise the frame and plows when the axle is revolved, this being effected by means of a suitable...

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A YOUNG MAN WANTS A FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

A YOUNG MAN WANTS A FARM. Editors Rural Press. —Although not a farmer nor even living on a farm, yet I am a constant reader of your new and truly excellent journal. My greatest desire is and always has been to own a farm and raise small fruits. I have been living in this city several, years and have saved about $500; but am in doubt where to buy land, and therefore write this to you for advice, which I hope you will be kind enough to give through your paper. My pi-eference is foot-hill land for the purpose intended. Have read much about such land in different papers; but they are so unsatisfactory and indefinite that I am at a loss to know where to settle. My capital is small; but I am young and think I could make it hold out till my vines and trees begin bearing, provided the land was good. Would like your advice as to whether most of the land in Placer and El Dorado counties would be good for the purpose named, and whether you would advise me to start at once or wait for a little ...

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OUR WEEKLY CROP. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

OUR WEEKLY CROP. That Hotel which is so prominent, stoodoriginally in Sncllin<, r, and the groat flood has wafted it to our frout door, whore it now stands, ivconstructed and accompanied by an Interesting History. Behind it is a grovo of Forest Trees which wo arc cultivating. In this grove we con lead over the Notts from Monterey, and listen to what has been done in the way of Mechanical and Scientific Progress. Professor Oast will tell us what our University hopes to accomplish towards meeting the Wants of our Agricultural Community. Tho letter from Santa Cruz is full of miscellaneous matter, and is followed by the advice to get a Home of Your Own. Our Vineyard gives a good illustration of how to Train and Prone Grape Vines. The starving Cattle near by are none of ours, hut will afford a warning example. From Muriposn county conies an account of the important localities there. Our Health Department contains valuable information. Bag) and Desert shows how barren places ca...

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FARMERS' GARDENS-HOT-BEDS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

FARMERS' GARDENS-HOT-BEDS. Professional Gardeners understand and appreciate the advantages of hot-beds in bringing forward for the market their early vegetables. Professional Florists also avail themselves of the hot house or green house to bring forward their early flowers. With a little care and extra expense they each, in this way, obtain extra prices for their products, and are well repaid for the extra expense and labor. In this country, above all others, liberal prices are cheerfully paid for vegetables, fruit and flowers offered for sale out of the ordinary season, either very early or very late. lint farmers being generally away from the towns which afford markets for the professional gardeners, cannot, even if they would, avail themselves of the luxuries of these extra early vegetables from the market gardens. They must therefore either deny themselves and families many luxuries enjoyed by the denizens of the towns, or contrive some mode of producing those luxuries for them...

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ARTESIAN WELLS AND THEIR VALUE. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

ARTESIAN WELLS AND THEIR VALUE. Our correspondent "E. W." writes from Han Felipe, Santa Clara County, under date of Feb. Bth, that the day before he arrived a gentleman of that place struck a splendid flow of water in an artesian well which he had sunk for the purpose of irrigation. The water was spouting three feet above the 7-inch pipe when I saw it. The owner calculated that he had a sufficient stream to irrigate 800 acres of land. A former owner of this land had already sunk two wells; the first caved in, carrying with it two large trees standing on the brink, and it now forms a deep hole some 70 or 80 feet across, but the water does not seem to rise any higher than a certain point. The second one was worse still, for the rush of water forced out the pipe and then the sides caved; but tlie water continued to force its way up in such quantities as to threaten to flood the immediate neighborhood, and it cost, about $1,600 to stop it; which was done by means of bandies of wood and ...

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THE BABCOCK FIRE EXTINGUISHER. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

THE BABCOCK FIRE EXTINGUISHER. The Babeoek Extinguisher, says tlie Secretary of the company owning the patent, is offered to the public, as a moans not of extinguishing large conflagrations, but of preventing them. This seems to us a very fair claim. Many fires often end in fearful calamities which might easily be extinguished if taken in time; and in the case of small fires, Avhere the steam-engine has stopped any progress of the flames, the damage done by water is often equal to what would have been caused by fire. Hence some such apparatus as this would appear very desirable; and this apparatus certainly seems to have fulfilled all the necessary requirements in very many cases. The Extinguisher is simply a device for generating carbonic acid, saturating water with this powerful foe of the liery element, and throwing tl mixture to any pom where it is require* . The small cut slum the motion of the apparatus. The leade bucket, A, holds tl charge of acid, and kept in its uprightp&am...

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HOW TO MAKE A FARM PAY. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

HOW TO MAKE A FARM PAY. Editors Press: —It seems as though some people think their land will never give out, —that Nature will always keep it up. AVhat nonsense! Will your horse perform his work without giving him food? Certainly not. Just so with your farm. One reason of this is that a large portion of our agricultural people are renters, and all they care for is to study out how they can get in a crop at the least risk and cost. A farm that is rented out for two to five years is destroyed when the tenant leaves it. Cropped year after year, each year grows less in yield. The question has often been put to me: how is it, Mr. Perkins, that two years ago I used to harvest 40 to 00 bushels of grain per acre while now I only get from 18 to 20? Did it ever occur to such a person that ho had been robbing his land—that he had not paid back to the land an equivalent for what he had taken from it ? He never for a moment takes that into consideration; and just so long as farmers continue to p...

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