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Seth Woodsum's Wife. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
Seth Woodsum's Wife. As Mr. Seth Woodsum was mowing one morning in his lower haying field, and his eldest son, Obediah. a smart boy of thirteen, was opening the mown grass to the sun, Mr. Woodsum looked up towards the house,and beheld his little daughter Harriet, ten years of age, running towards him with her utmost speed. As she came up, he perceived she was greatly agitated ; tears were running down her checks, and she had scarcely breath enough to speak. " O. father," she faintly articulated, (i mother is dreadful sick ; she's on the bed, and says she shall die before you get there." Mr. Woodsum was a man of a sober, sound mind, and calm nerves; but he had, what sometimes happens in this cold and loveless world of ours, a tender attachment for his wife, which made the message of the little girl fall upon his heart like a dagger. Ho droppod hia scythe and ran with great haste to the house. Obediah, who was at the other end of the field, seeing this unusual movement of his father, ...
Method. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
Method. Dispatch is the soul of business, and nothing contributes more to dispatch than method. Lay* down a method for everything, and stick to it in violably, as far as unexpected incidents may allow- Fix one certain hour and day in the week for your accounts, and keep them in their proper order; by which means they will require a very little time, and you can never be much cheated Whatever letters and papers you keep, docket and tie them up in their respective classes, so that you may have instant recourse to any one. Lay down a method also for your reading, for which you allot a certain share of your mornings; let it be in a consistent and consecutive course, and not in that desultory and immethodical manner in which many people read scraps of different authors, upon different subjects. Keep a useful and short commonplace book of what you read, to help your memory only, and for pedanticquotations. Never read history without having maps, and a chronological book or tables lying by...
MY MOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
MY MOTHER. ROBERT D. KNOWLES My heart oft turns to thee, my dear beloved mother: Thy image dwells in me, and leaves room tor none other. Like some eereuer lakes, that duplicate the heaven, My soul a glory takes, from thy example given. When sorrow bathes in grief my heart, that trusted strangers, Thy memory gives relief, and wards olf all the dangers. And when in seeming beauty, vice paints the guilt of men, I 'earn from thee my duty, and then am strong again I
Wheat Meal Mush and Wheaten Grits. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
Wheat Meal Mush and Wheaten Grits. There are few at the present time who doubt that a little mingling of the bran with the flour now and then, promotes the health of the digestive organs and facilitates intestinal action—that living on fine flour, and articles consisting of little innutritious matter, is a diet too nutritient as a general thing. Beside, that part of the grain thrown aside by the process of bolting, is said to be the part needed, especially by the young, to form teeth, bones. &amp;c. One of the most agreeable forms of using the unbolted, or " Graham flour," as it was formerly called, is in the form of pudding or mush, made the same as hasty pudding—not very stiff, and eaten with milk, syrup, or cream and sugar. The Wheaten Grits is a relishing dish, used in the same way, —boiled rather longer —about half an hour, over a moderate fire. Both these articles may be had with no more trouble or expense than fine flour—especially by those who take their own grist to...
Unseasonable School Hours. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
Unseasonable School Hours. Fanny Fern contributes to the Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post, the following spirited and well-merited strictures on the unseasonable school hours, just now, not only fashionable in cities, but even beginning to invade the quiet precincts of our village academies and school-rooms: "Just see those young school girls going into yonder building; sacrificed to the horrible custom here in Gotham of immuringchildren in a heated school-room from nine o'clock in the morning till three in the afternoon, to cram their brains with all sorts of 'isms and 'ologics. Oh, for the good old sensible times, when spines were of as much account as brains, when there was a forenoon and afternoon school; when children at twelve and one o'clock, exchanged Geography and Grammar for the needful roast beef and apple pudding. You should see the heavy-eyed—jaded, spiritless NewYork school children at 3 o'clock, dragging languidly home with their piles of books, stopping on the way,...
Valuable Recipes. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
Valuable Recipes. How to do up Shirt Bosoms. —We often hear ladies expressing a wish to know by what process the gloss on new linens, shirt bosoms, &amp;c. is produced, and in order to gratify them we subjoin the following recipe: «Take two ounces of fine white gum arabic powder—put it in a pitcher, and pour on a pint or more of boiling water, according to the degree of strength you desire —and then having covered it. let it stand all night. In the morning pour it carefully from the dregs into a clean bottle, cork it and keep it for use. A table spoonful of gumwater stirred into a pint of starch made in the usual manner, will give lawn, either white or priuted, a look of newness, when nothing else can restore them after they have been washed." If our lady readers have a better way than the above from the Granite Farmer, please let us know what it is. for there is real comfort in a shirt bosom neatly done up. How to Spice or Pickle Oysters.—Drain the juice into a dish, and sa...
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
MARRIED. On the 24th March, in this city, by Rev. Father Taylor, Mr. Edward 11. Oawley and Mi*» Mary Ann Parks, both ot this city. On the 23d March, at, T.'.xhs Springs, by Judge Hinckley, Solomon Hofford and Miss Nancy Chatham, all Of Shasta cv, On the 24th March, in this city, by Rev. Dr. Scott. Mr. J. C. Smith, of Holland, and Miss Maria E. Van Wolde, ol Prussia, Oh the 22d March, in Sacramento, by Rev. Mr. Shuch, Mr. J. W. Seltzer and Miss Su-an Richardson. On the 15th March, in Yreka, by Rev. R. B. Stratten, Dr. F. 0. Hearn and Miss Jennie L. Stephenson, all of that city. On the 20th March, in MaryivMe, by Rev. E. M. linger, Mr. Stephen Winims aud Mrs. M. A. Hart, both ot Marysville. On the 18tb March, In this city, by Rev. Mr. Brierly, Col. N. K. Levitt, of this city, and Misj Ann I'addock, of N. York city.
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
DIED. On the 22d March, in this city, at the Agency Ollice of the fficaragua Steamship Company, after n protracted illness, Captain Thomas B. Crupper, formerly a resident ot Accomac co., Va., aged 45 years. On the 22(1 March, in this city, Mr. Nesmith H. Peasley, from New- York city, in the 3lst yenr of his age On the 24th March, in this city, Mr. Harrison W. Annable, of Sacramento, formerly of Augusta, Me., of dropsy. On the 23d March, at Natchez Flat, of convulsions in childbirth, Mary, wife of Wm. Byrne, aged about 25 years. On the 23d March, in Sacramento, Pormenas Muores, aged 33 years, formerly of Amboy, N. J. On the 231 March, in Sacramento, Mrs. Charlotte Orr, wife of Wm. Orr, aged 28 years. On tin! 13th Feb., in Brooklyn, N. V., of consumption, Mrs. S R. Winchester, wife of General J. Winchester, late of Grass Viilley, aged 4:1 years. On the 94th March, in this city, Anthony B. Fisher, late stewa:d of the steamship Cortes.
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. ARRIVALS. M\xcn2l—Bear A M Simpson, Hanson, Tomales Bay, with produce. Maiich 22—Hchr Mary W, Gould, Port Crford,4 days; lumber. Schr Theresa, Gamble, Tomales, 24 hours; produce. Maroh 23— Nic steamship Uncle Bam, Baldwin, Sau Juan del Sud, 11 days; passengers, etc. Clipper schr Meatless, Sawyer, II n •lulu. 17 days ; mdse. Schr J R Whiting, Blair, Oregon, 12 dnys; lumber. Schr Ortiilon, Robinson, Loquel, 2 days ; produce. MaMH 24 —Steamship Auierics, Haley, San Diego, 2 days; passengers, etc. Ship Leortore, Scammon, Hong Kong, 73 ds; mdse, 172 pass. Ciipper schr T B Alltfti, Wait, Honolulu, 18 days ; md &gt;, Schr Kmma Packer, Latham, Tahiti, 33 dnys ; trait, March 23—Schr Tsranto, Turner, Tahiti, 33days; fruit. Schr Sovereign, Waterman, Pajaro, 3 days ; produce. Schr Kate Hill, Parker, Carine! Bay, 23 hours ; produce. Schr L D Bailey, Garcia, Santa Cruz, 2 days; lime, Schr lowa, Gragg, Pajaro, 2 days ; produce. Schr Francisco, Miller, Pajaro, 2 d...
Page 102 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
SPECIAL NOTICES. To Purchaser* of Implements for Harvesting Grain.—We shull keep ourselves always advised of tho very best implements thut are imported into this country, and those who wish to purchase, by writing or calling on us, can bo assisted in their purchases materially. We can find orders to any extent for machinery, and will be happy to do so for a commission, and we know we can do so with great advantage to the purchasers. [v3-13J WARREN &amp; SON. Religious Notice.— There win be Public Meetings held at the Hall of the Sons of Temperance, on Washington street, between Sansomeatnl Montgomery, every Sabbath day, viz,: a Prayer Meeting at ten o'clock, a. m., and a Temperance Lecture at half-past two, P. W. vMI NATH'L THURSTON. C3P Southwick's Raffle—A Splendid Dairy Prize.—Of all the Raffle* proposed) we know of none that has a better or more utilitarian prize than Southwick's Dairy Piize. The prize is one hundred and twenty-two cows —this is prize No 1. There are als...
Page 102 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
MISCELLANEOUS. __ TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE SECOND ART UNION! WE PLEDGE OURSELVES THAT THE ART UNION SHALL BE DECIDED ON MONDAY, 2nd APRIL, 1855. J. K. Cooper &amp; Co., \V. C. Allen &amp; Co., v 3-13 Successors to J. C. DUNCAN. A Card. WE have this day purchased from J. C. Duncan his entire interest in the business conducted by him at the Chinese Salesrooms, and also his interest in the Second Art Union, now before the public. This enterprise, which he lias so successfully commenced, trill be fully canried out by us, on the same plan, and in the same manner for which Mr. Duncan stands already pledged to the numerous shareholders. Many new and beautiful articles will be added to the present stock, and the public may rest assured that nothing shall be wantinir on our part, to continue the confidence and patronage enjoyed by the late firm. J. R. COOPER Sl CO., W. C. ALLEN &amp; CO. San Francisco, March 22d, 1855. To the Public. I respectfully ask from my frien...
Page 102 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
BUSINESS CARDS. R. 11. TIBB ITS, California Boot and Shoe Store. Ladies', Misses', Gents', Boys' and Children*' Boots, Shoes and Gnlters, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, No. 117 .Sacramento street, San Francisco. v 3-5 WHEELER &amp; BROOKS, EXCELSIOR NURSERY, 107 A street, between F and O, Bacramento City. Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Vines and Shrubbery OF ALL KINDS. V 3-5 g&amp; C. MORRILL, SF3 Importer and Dealer, at V/holesale and Retail, in C * Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils and Fancy Goods. \3f* MANUFACTURER OF CAMPHENE AND OIL J£l v 3-4 J and Third, and X and Third streets, Sacramento. WLLIAM BAILEY. OIL AND CAMPHENE MANUFACTURER, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN Sperm, Polar, Elephant and Blackflsh Oils, Also—Camphenk and Burnimu Fluid. No I Battery street, between Pine and Bush. 21 GIBSON &amp; KING, . IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, Foreign and Domestic Spirits and Wme3, Nos. 24, 26 and 28 Battery street, near corner of Pine, 15 San ...
Page 102 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
t STEAMERS. , California Steam Navigation Company. Departure ft rm Vallejn street wharf, at 4 o'clock, P. AL For Sacramento. VIA BENICIA. Steamer NEW WORLD, Capt. Seymour; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Steamer ANTELOPE, D. Van Pelt, master; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For Marysville. VIA BENICIA. Daily, at 4 o'clock, P. M. By the Sacramento Rteanaers, Connecting with the Company* LIGHT DRAUGHT STEAMERS at Sacramento. f-Jp" Threjgh Tickets issued. For Stockton. VIA MARTINEZ. Daily, at 4 o'clock P. M. Steamer CORNELIA, E. Concklin. master; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bteamer URILDA, Clark, Master. Tucrdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. For Colusi, Bed Bluffs and Intermediate Landings. Daily, at 4 o'clock, P. M. By the Sacramento Steamers, connecting; with the Company's LIGHT DRAUGHT STEAMERS, which leave Sacramento— Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 12 o'clock, M. Kp* Freight by the above boats must be paid for on delivery. For particulars apply at the ollice of the Co...
Page 103 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
HORTICULTURAL, &amp;c. Seeds! Seeds 11 THE undersigned is desirous of calling the attention of the public to the following collection ol seeds, Slc., which he has for sale : Apple seed, Nutmeg Musk-Melon, Mangel Wurtzcl Beet, Geon Citron " Long blood " Cantelope, White " Large yellow Dutch Onion, Early drum head Cabbage, " rod » ox heart " White Portugal " York " Silver i-kin " " sugar louf " Large white « Large York " Cup Parsnip, Late Hat Dutch " Sweet Spanish Pepper, Early cluster Cucumber, Squash Early frame " Yellow cheese Pumpkin, Gherkin " Imperial head Lettuce, White epitn " Celecia Short green " Royal cape Long green " While Cuss Long orange Carrot, Green " • " Eaily horn " Elag Leek, Red solid Cellery, Winter crook neck Squash, White eolid " Summer " «• " American " White birch Early Cauliflower, Marrow Late " Early Dutch Turuip, Purple Egg Plant, Rutabaga Green curled Kndive, Yellow , tone « White ■ " " " Aberdeen •* Early turnip Raddish, White Norfolk " Early sca...
Page 103 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
AGRICULTURAL, &amp;c. Agricultural Implements. FRENCH Burr Mill Stones, three and four feet diameter, with all the Irons ; Smith's Patent Premium Smut Machines; Power aud Hand Corn Mills; Corn Shelters; Anchor Brand Bolting Cloth; Brass and Iron Wire Cloth ; Rover Steel Plows, Nob. 0 and 7 ; Peora " " " 5, SV» and 6; Clipper" " " 5 M;, 6. 16 and 18; Trojan nnd Eagle cast Plows, all sizes ; Extra Points for cast Plows; Straw Cutters and Fan Mills; Thermometer Churns; Garden Rakes ami Hoes; Fresh Garden and Held Seeds; nkrden and Coal Barrows ; Hand saws, claw hammers, hatchets, butcher's saws nnd cleavers, planes, Ames' long and short handled shovels and spades, Collins' long handled axes, picks, mattocks, harrow teeth, two and tour horse farm wagons, grub and plantation hoes,' six and eight tined manure forks, whitfletrees, ox yokes and chains, Ketcfium's mowing machines, Seymour &amp;. Morgan's reaping machines. For sale by u_ McNALLY, 85 Washington street, between ...
Page 103 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
BANKERS. DREXEL. SATIIER &amp; CHURCH. BANKERS, corner of Commercial and Montgomery street*, draw Ht sight, in sums to suit, on Van Vleck, Rend Sl Drexel, 27 Wall at New York. Bank ol North America Boston. Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank • Albany Drexel &lt;fe Co Philadelphia. Johnston Bro. Sl Co Baltimore. J. B. Morton, Esq Richmond. Va. A. D. Jones, chnshier Pittsburg, Pa. A. I, Wheeler, Esq Cincinnati, Ohio. A. D. Hunt, Esq '. Louisville, Ky. J R. Maciuurdo 4. Co New Orleans. Also, on Detroit, Mich. ; Memphis and Nashville, Tenri., Co lumbus, Ohio : Norlblk, Vs., and Charleston, South Carolina. v.l-9 Daniel D. Page, I David Chambers, 1 Francis W. Page, Henry D. Bacon, Henry Hsight, Sucrumeuto City, St. Louis, I San Francisco. | PAGE, BACON, &amp; CO., BANKERS, Montgomery, corner of California street, Sun Frnncisco, draw at sight, in sums to suit, on— Geo. Peubody &amp; Co London. F. Huth &amp;Co London American Exchange Bank New York. Duncan, ...
Page 103 Advertisements Column 4 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 29 March 1855
MISCELLANEOUS. San Francisco ahead of the World! Ever on, on apace with the Age and Time* ' Hurrah for Vnncie'g new Dagucmau Gallery! Largest Light in the World, (over 500 feet Glass.) New Building, rnr. Sacraminto and Montgomery streets. liniY should every one go to Vance's who wishes VV PERFECT LIKENESSES t Because he has now the belt arranged Gallery on the Pacific Coast, and not to be surpassed by any in the world. Instruments containing lenses more perfect, and with greater power than any ever before used In this country. 2d. Because he has the largest light in the vorld, from which he can form three distinct lights—top, side, nnd half ride lights —that now enable! hiyi to Overcome the great difficulty which every artist in thi- city has to contend with —namely : In order to obtain perfect likenesses*, different formed features require differently arranged light*. Hd. Having the largest light, he is enabled to make pictures in half the time of any other establishment in the cit...