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TO GET RID OF STUMPS AND WEEDS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

TO GET RID OF STUMPS AND WEEDS. A correspondent from Gilroy desires to know how stumps may be most easily and effectually destroyed. Pulling stumps, in this country, is rather heavy business; and waiting for their natural decay is very slow. It is said that their decay may be greatly hastened by boring a hole in the center, filling the same with diluted sulphuric acid and driving a plug into the top. This is the process to which our correspondent alludes. But what may possibly be a better way, is said to be practiced in some portions of the north.west, as follows: "In the fall, bore an inch or an inch and a quarter hole, vertically into the middle of the stump, eighteen inches deep, and put into it an ounce to two ounces of saltpetre, more or less according to the size of the stump; fill the hole with water, and plug it Tip. In the spring, take out the plug, and put into the hole half a gill of kerosene, and ignite it. It will go on burning without any blaze until the whole stump, t...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
Source: California Digital Newspaper Collection [UC Riverside]
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THE HOME CIRCLE [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

THE HOME CIRCLE BY OUR LADY EDITORS.

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A VISIT TO DEVIL'S LAKE IN WINTER. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

A VISIT TO DEVIL'S LAKE IN WINTER. [Written for the Press.] A Story for our Young Readers. My dear little readers, did you ever hear of Devil's Lake. It used to be called Spirit Lake, by the early settlers of "Wisconsin; but some tourist thought it cute to bestow upon this beautiful little sheet of water the name of the evil angel. The Indians called it Minni-waukan; that is, Spirit Water, and there is a very sad story connected with it which was told to the white settlers by the redinen who once hunted and fished upon its banks. Hut before you hear the story I will tell you all about the steep, rocky hills which surround it and its very deep waters, which in some places are so deep they have never been sounded. It was midwinter —the first time I visited Minni-waukan. (I like the gentle Indian name best). As we rode along, that bright, sunny morning, our road lay over snowclad hills, and through groves of oak. Now and then we came upon a small farm-house, and a "clearing" as the "We...

Publication Title: Pacific Rural Press
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THE BOY'S TRIUMPH. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

THE BOY'S TRIUMPH. There were prizes to be given in Willies school, and he was very anxious to merit one of them. As Willie was young, he was behind the other boys in all his studies except writing. As he had no hope to excel in any but writing, he made up his mind to try for the special prize for that, with all his might. He did try so that his copy-book would have done honor to a boy twice his age. When the prizes were awarded, the chairman of the committee held up two copy-books, and said: "It would be difficult to-say which of these two books is better than the other, but one copy in Willies, which is not only superrior to Charlie's, but to every other copy in the same book. This copy, therefore, gains the prize." Willies heartbeat high with hope, unmixed, as it was, with fear. Blushing to the temples, he said, " Please, sir, may I see that copy?" " Certainly," replied the chairman, looking somewhat surprised. Willie glanced at the copy, and then handing the book back, said, "Pl...

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

FAITHFUL. Fainter and fainter may fall on my ear The voice that is sweeter than music to hear; More and more eagerly then will I list, That never a word or an accent be missed. Slower and slower the footsteps may grow, Whose fall is the pleasantest sound that I know; Quicker and quicker my glad heart shall leurn To catch its faint echo and bless its return. Whiter and whiter may turn with each day The locks that so sadly are changing to gray; Dearer and dearer shall these seem to me, The fewer and whiter and thinner they be. Weaker and weaker may be the light clasp; Of the hand that I hold so secure in my grasp; Stronger and stronger my own to the last Will cling to it, holding it tenderly fast. Darker and darker above thee may spread The clouds of a fate that is hopeless and dread; Brighter and brighter the sun of my love Will shine, nil the shadows and mists to remove. Envy and malice thy life may assail, Favor and fortune and friendship may fail; Bill perfect and sure, and undyin...

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

Daughters.—An intelligent writer says: "It is not possible to over-estimate the advantages which would result from men in trades and professions allowing daughters some participation in the work of their daily lives. What girls want, is a larger observation of the world, and a deeper knowledge of human nature. There are few of our merchants and manufacturers and professional men who could not largely avail themselves of the services of their educated and competent daughters; and if such service could be rendered generally available it is not too much to say that a wider and more fertile social life would arise for mankind. Men's occupations would in no sense be prejudiced, whilst women would at once find that outlet for their faculties for which many of them have been striving. A certain responsibility would increase their self-reliance. Good capacity for earning something would remove the sense of dependence; a definite occupation would bring both health and cheerfulness; and the l...

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UP COUNTRY LETTERS.—No. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

UP COUNTRY LETTERS.—No. 4. [Written for the PnEss.] Dear Reaper:—Sitting in my sunny corner, watching the soft falling rain, and the burning logs in the wide tire-place, my heart glows with peaceful joy. Hoav wonderful and great is Nature! Behold the perfect workings of God's laws, so entirely in harmony with our daily needs, and easily learned and obeyed, if we do but earnestly desire to learn and obey them! The dry earth absorbs the falling rain, which softens and moistens the ground for plowing and planting; and in the summer time the sun's rays will draw the moisture from mother earth again in the form of vapor, to assist vegetation; thus making use of all natures gifts, as they are needed. As I think, I wonder why farmers drain all surpHts water off their low lands into the nearest streams; would it not be better to dig pits and save water for the coming dry season? Seeing the farmers wife opposite me, darning her weekly pile of stockings, I am reminded of the subject of my las...

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

HOUSEHOLD READING.

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

Making Cake. [Written for the Press.] "Come here, Helen," saidMattie, "Aunt Lucy is going to show us how to make cake." "O, Auntie, will you, really," said the little sedate Helen, "Well, I for one, am very glad; for your cakes are always so light and nice, that when we go to picnics or surprise parties, evei'y one that knows anything about your cooking asks for some of your cakes, and some one is sure to ask me how they are made— especially, your jelly cake." "Well, girls," said Auntio, "as you have come to stay the afternoon, we will make a jolly cake for tea; or you may make it, and I will show you how; for you will find it a good plan to be able to do such things yourselves, if you want them well done. Then, if you ever have servants to manage, you will not find yourselves entirely at their mercy. I have had some experience in that way, which I will relate to you some other time; but now we will make our cake. First, take two cups, even full of white sugar; pour it on the mixing...

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How to Make Good Soups. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

How to Make Good Soups. To make the best soups, use lean, juicy, fresh-killed meat; beef, veal, mutton, kid, lamb, or venison. Proportion the water to the meat in preparing the broth. To one pound of meat, add three pints of water, and reduce it by boiling, to one quart. Place the soup-pot over a slow fire, which will make the water hot without causing it to boil, for at least half an hour. Gentle stewing is best. If the meat used is a leg or shin of beef, crack the bone in several places. To this, any trimmings of poultry may be added; a few slices of lean ham, if a large quantity of soup is to be made. The vessel in which soup is made, should have a close, well-fitting cover, which should be carefully kept in its place during the whole process. This will not only preserve much of the nutritive part of the juices of the meat, by preventing evaporation, but prevent smoke getting in, which would spoil the flavor or the broth. As the Avater begins to boil, a quantity of scum will rise...

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

Domestic Receipts. Mulled Wine. —Boil together one tumbler of water, half a nutmeg.a small stick of cinnamon, a dozen cloves slightly bruised, the same of allspice; reduce it by boiling half; strain the spiced water into a pint of good sherry or Madeira wine. Set it on the fire, and when it begins to bubble, take it off the fire; sweeten with loaf sugar and serve. Cider may be mulled in the same way. Wine Whey.—One pint of boiling milk, a tumblerful of good Madeira wine; boil until the curds form. Pour off the whey into a pitcher; sweeten and serve. Cider may be used instead of wine. To Make Sauce to Pour over Boiled Fowls or Meat.—One pint of fresh sweet milk; stir to it slowly a pint of boiling water; rub two heaped teaspoonfuls of butter; two even teaspoonfuls of flour; put this to the milk. Stew it until of the consistence of cream, shaking the stew-pan frequently. Season with salt and the juice of a lemon. If a whiter sauce is preferred, Tise more milk. If it is preferred to ha...

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

Mechanical Hints. Washing for Roofs and Buildings.— Slake lime in a close box to prevent the escape of steam, and when slaked, pass it through a sieve. To every six quarts of this lime, add one qnart of rock salt and one gallon of water. After this boil and skim clean. To every five gallons of this, add, by slow degrees, three-quarters of a pound of potash and four quarts of fine sand. Coloring mater may be added if desired. Apply with a paint or whitewash brush. This wash looks as well as paint, and is almost as durable as slate. It will stop small leaks in roofs, prevent the moss from growing over and rendering it incombustible from sparks falling on it. While applied to brick work it renders the bricks utterly impervious to rain; it endures as long as paint, and the expense is a mere trine. Whitewash that will not Rub Off.— Slake the lime in the usual way. Mix one gill of Hour with a little cold water, taking care to beat out all the lumps; then pour on it boiling water enough to...

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

Life Thoughts. The greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Be true to God and yourself, and you will be true to mankind. Those who blow the coals of others' strife may chance to have the sparks fly in their own faces. God writes his gospel, not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. The aim of an honest man's life is not the happiness which serves only himself, but the virtue which is useful to others. Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life—in a firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as to talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color. In the voyage of life, we should imitate the ancient mariners, who, without losing sight of the earth, trusted to tlie heavenly signs for their guidance. Do daily and hourly your nearest duty. Never mind whether it be known or acknowledged; in the blithesome "sometime" it will have its reward. There are some conditions of the min...

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The Life Struggle. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

The Life Struggle. The world knows no victory which can at all be compared with victory over our own passions. The struggle of life is between the flesh and the spirit, and one or the other finally gains the ascendency. Every day, and every hour of the Christian's life, is this contest going on, and sad it is to wink how often it is that victory is declared in favor of this earth, with its sinful passions. The Apostle Paul, after having labored long and earnestly in his Lord's service—after having done more for the spread of the truth than all the other Apostles, still felt that he was a human being, liable, at any time, through the weakness of the flesh, to lose all. "Ikeep under my body," says he, "and bring it to subjection, lest, after I have preached the Gospel unto others, I, myself, should be cast away." If this watchfulness was needed on the part of this aged and long-tried servant of God, what care and dilligence ought we to excercise, lest we should lose all in an unguarde...

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IMPROVEMENT IN VEHICLES. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

IMPROVEMENT IN VEHICLES. Besides the blows which may be inflicted on horses by the drivers, there are other blows and shocks which the animals receive from the shafts of trucks when the front wheels, as usually ..placed, strike against obstructions on the road-bed. These blows, although their effect is somewhat deadened by the harness, are often much severer than a humane driver would willingly inflict. To relieve the draft-animals from such blows and strains, and to gain certain other advantages, Messrs. Ross and Burk, of Truckee, have invented an improved construction of vehicles, applicable more particularly in the case of heavy trucks, which is here illustrated. The invention consists in so mounting the front part of the vehicle that it will ride upon one or two wheels, whose axle is supported in boxes on a horizontally-rotating rim; it also relutos to the use of a device for relieving this horizontal rim from friction when turning f roni side to side. The floor, A, of the truck...

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NEW ZEALAND FLAX. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

NEW ZEALAND FLAX. Phormium Tenax. Editors Rural Press:—Having lived in the country where the Phormium Tenax or New Zealand Flax, as it is more commonly called, is indigenous; and having seen it revive as an article of commerce after a lapse of many years from the period when it first obtained a market value, and rise to a very high figure in the English markets, allow me to offer you a few remarks upon what I believe to be truly a valuable commodity. I will endeavor to make them as brief and concise as possible. Natural History of the Plant, Comparatively little is known with certainty in regard to the amount which will grow per acre, the length of its existence, or the rapidity of its growth, for the simple reason that until public notice was drawn to the actual fact of a machine having been manufactured which could dress it for market, no one paid other attention to it than to bless themselves when they could find it conveniently for the manufacture of a whip cracker or the tying ...

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HOW TO HAVE PLENTY OF CUCUMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

HOW TO HAVE PLENTY OF CUCUMBERS. A correspondent of the Horticulturist writes: —1 had v narrow border not more than two and a half foot wide, on the edge of a high fence. I planted three cucumber hills in the border, and laid some brush (such as is used for pea vines) between them and the fence. As soon as they crept UP to the brush, I pinched off the ends of the vino which thickened rapidly around the roots, and in every direction , throwing out the most vigOXOUB foliage and profusion of flowen. I did not allow the cucumbers to grow, but watched them, and such as I wished to reserve for the table I picked as soon as they became of proper size, and all the rest were gathered everyday for pickles; every day pinching oil' the bud at the end of each shoot. In this way the hill continued fresh and productive until they were touched by frost. Some judgment can be formed of the value of this practice when I add that more than a barrel of [tickles were made from three hills, besides allowi...

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

PRUNING TREES. Editous Rural Pkess. —In one of the back numbers of the Ritual Pbbss I find it recommended to prune trees all through the winter. This cannot lie the belt time, and not till the sap begixu to flow in the S2>ring, the buds begin to swell, or the trees have put forth their foliage; this especially should be practiced on the appletree. In the Eastern States, winter pruning works great detriment to the tree. When trees are winter pruned, the saj) percolate*, with a gentle flow, through the pores at the end of the severed limb. A very minute black insect lodges in this flow, and gives it its black shade. [The black color assumed by the discharged sap is more probably due to the oxydising influence of the atmosphere, and the dust or dirt which lodges upon it.—Eds. Ritual. J The sap will ooze out for a long time, even after the covering by the new wood. Early pruning may not injure the tree so much on the Pacific coast; but a new, healthy wood does not cover the w...

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Meteorological Observations [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

Meteorological Observations At SacBAMEHTO, Cm,., TSV THOS. M. LOGAN, M. D. Permanent Secretary of State Bonrd of Health. Lat, WiVW N., Long. 12F29'44"W. Hight at Levee above mean low tide, at Han V'rami-co, 74 feet, night of loner iurt'aoe of mercury, ifl feet. The amount of cloudiness is dexignatcd by fibres, 10 being entire cloudiness; 5, half ulouuineu; 0, entireolearneix; ami intermediate numben in proportion. The force of the wind is also registered in the Mine manner; 0 being a culm, I a very light breeze, and 10 a hurricane. The meant* are derived from throe daily reading! at 7 a. m., 'i p. m., and si p. m., in uniformity with the arrangement* of the Smithsonian Institute. Kkmauks.—The ezpeotationi bated upon the stormy weather of the week have been disappointed, and wo have an installment of 0n1y0.146 inches of rain to be added to the previous fall of four inches. Unless the spring rains prove mure copious, we apprehend that what has already fallen will soon be evaporated by...

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CITY MARKET REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Pacific Rural Press — 25 February 1871

CITY MARKET REPORT.

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