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The Cultivation of Grasses. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
The Cultivation of Grasses. The Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England for 1853, contains a paper * On the \ relative Nutritive and battening Properties of Different Natural and Artilieial Grasses," by J; T. Way, Consulting Chemist to the Society. He has made analyses of some thirty-four species, collected plant* by plant, as they were growing naturally in the soil, at the time of flowering. Hitherto nearly all our information respecting the nutritive value of the grasses has been derived from the celebrated Woburn experiments conducted by Mr. George Sinclair. It has long been known, however, that his method of determining the amount of nutritious matter in the plant was far from accurate, and hence the necessity of investigations conducted in conformity with the present more advanced state of chemistry and physiology. We have much to learn in regard to the cultivation of grasses, ere we can show such permanent meadows and pastures as are found even in the poorest cult...
A Dream. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
A Dream. Is it not very beautiful 1 Such was the exclamation of one fair and beautiful, as she stood before that " majestic vase " that is now on exhibition at the "Art Union." I would rather bo the owner of that .vase. than the "monster lump of gold" that men prize so much. I would build a pretty boudoir beneath my favorite oak in the garden, and I would trim it with the cypress. My pets of silver and gold should sport in the fountain, and my canaries should be suspended from these frescoed leaves —oh ! would it not be beautiful ?— and this fair creature clapped her hands with delight at the picture she drew—but I cannot draw this vase, it is not one of the prizes, I shall win a prize 1 know; see, here is my gift ticket, No. 20,461, and I know it is a prize—and clapping her hands, she gaily sprang forward, singing and dancing merrily; in her haste she made a misstep and fell —springing forward to offer aid, I woke —it was a dream. Who holds No. 20,461? Vide. Giant Asparagus.—Dr. B....
ANSWER TO ENIGMA. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
ANSWER TO ENIGMA. Messrs. Editors : The answer to the Enigma in the California Farmer of the 22d March, is "Liebig on Agricultural Chemistry." Yours respectfully, Cicero. Thanks.—We arc under many obligations to our friends the proprietors of Noisy Carrier's Hall, No. 77 Long Wharf, for periodicals, &amp;c. To Murray &amp; Co, Montgomery Block, for the late monthly magazines per last steamer. To both the Pacific Express Co., and Wells, Fargo &amp; Co., for prompt delivery of up-river papers, &amp;c. A Morning Boat.—Our Sacramento friends are at last about to realize a hope entertained for several years, viz : the putting on the line between that city and San Francisco of a morning boat. The press of the former place has labored long, and argued eloquently for such a desideratum, without being able to secure it; and now, when the event was least expected, the steamer Surprise makes her appearance in the lists as a candidate for the morning patronage. S...
Vineyards in the South-—A Word to the Wise. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
Vineyards in the South-—A Word to the Wise. Messrs. Editors: The almost daily accounts we receive of the destruction of wine crops in Europe, and of the partial, and, in many instances total annihilation of the vineyards by an exterminating disease, cannot fail to suggest many serious thoughts as to the influence this may have upon society in this and other countries. The supply bids fair to be diminished fifty or a hundred per cent., while the demand has been increasing latterly at an almost equal ratio. The consequence will, of course, be much higher prices, greater adulteration, and greater consumption of spirituous liquors. What the ill effects of the two last consequences will be, I leave to Physicians and to Moralists to discuss and to •ombat as well as they can. To us belongs the first of the three evils, which may indeed be considered as the immediate causeor parent of the others. It is the business of the owners of the soil to grapple it, and in combatting to benefit themse...
Cranberry Culture. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
Cranberry Culture. Last week we published a Cranberry advertisement, of F. Trowbridge, of New Haven, Ct. In a circular which he sends us he gives some valuable information in reference to the cultivation of Cranberries. Here it is: I'he kind most known and best adapted to all kinds of soil, is the Bell Variety or Egg Shaped, and most cultivated in New England. They can be propagated from the seed, or from cuttings, or by transplanting. The last method is most frequently adopted. The first crop obtained by planting the seed will be one or two years later than that produced by transplanting. When cultivated, the berries are large and abundant; after being gathered, they turn from light scarlet to deep red, and sometimes almost Black. They will keep a very long time if not gathered too early. They should remain on the vines until it is necessary to gather them from the frost. They should be properly dried by spreading them thin for three or four weeks. They can be packed and sent to an...
THE MAIDEN'S DESTINY. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
THE MAIDEN'S DESTINY. | The South may well be proud of the beautiful poetry of IU beautilul young poetess. Here is one of her most charming productions, written for the Louisville Journal:] The earth had welcomed that calm hour That woos the maiden to her bower j The sky had changed its blushing hue, And melted to a deep, dark blue, While o'er the vale and on the hill The evening star was trembling still, So deeply bright, so softly lair It seemed all heaven was glowing there. The spot was lovely and serene— Hung round with vine and leaves of green, With here and there an opening made For the low wind's sweet serenade— Yet not for wiuds alone, for there Was one whose girlish brow was fair As star-lit wares. And by her side Knelt one whose soul's unfathomed tide— Whose dreams, whose hope-i of future years, Whose earliest love was hers—all hers. But on her lip there was no tona In soothing answer to his own; His heart leaped with tumultuous thrill, But her's was cold and calm and stil...
Studies in the Field and Forest. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
Studies in the Field and Forest. WILSON FLAGG FEBRUARY. The deeper gloom of Whiter in dispelled, An earlier, longer daylight is beheld, The skies are clearer, and the hues of heaven Are brighter in our morning and our even. The landscape is more radiant, and the sun Bhincs more serenely, when his course is run. Each waking dawn is fairer than the last: Our melancholy days are nearly past, And every omen from the earth or sky Tells that a happier season is hard by. Earth is more lovely drest in flowers, and while Autumn's gay splendors make the prospect smile, Yet there's a deep and still sublimity Pervading all the breath of land and sea, That may beguile the rambler, till he hails The vernal flowers and April's spicy gales. It is one of the most cheerful of employments for a leisure hour, to go out into the fields, under a mild open sky, to study the various appearances of nature that accompany the changes of the seasons, and to note those phenomena which are peculiar to a climate ...
Atmospherical Electricity. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
Atmospherical Electricity. Professor Joseph Lovering, of Harvard University, contributes to the American Almanac and Repository of Knowledge for the present year, a valuable article upon the subject of atmospherical electricity. In the course of his remarks he says that the passage of electricity between two clouds, or between the earth and a cloud, is sometimes through an intervening space of several miles; and this is an immense distance when we reflect that a large prime conductor, manufactured by the hand of man. will not collect sufficient electricity to give a spark of more than two or three feet in length. Leslie accounts for the great distances which lightning sometimes traverses, by supposing it to find a vaporous conductor, or to make the moisture or rain in the atmosphere a chain of communication. It is known that lightning strikes to the ground most readily during a rain storm. According to Prof. Lovering, it has never as yet been satisfactorily explained whether lightni...
Sexuality of Plants. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
Sexuality of Plants. The doctrine that plants are of different sexes, and which constitutes the foundation of the Linnean system, though but lately established upon the basis of logical induction, is by no means a novel doctrine. It appears to have been entertained even among the original Greeks, from the antiquity of their mode of cultivating figs and palms. Aristotle and Theoprastus maintained the doctrine of the sexuality of vegetables; and Pliny, Dioscorides, and Galen adopted the division by which plants were distributed into male and female; but chiefly upon the erroneous principle of habit or aspect, and without any reference to a distinction absolutely sexual. Pliny seems to admit the distinction of sex in all plants whatever, and quotes the case of a palm tree, as exhibiting the most striking example. Linnaeus, reviewing with his usual sagacity the evidence on which the doctrine rested, and perceiving it was supported by a multiplicity of the most incontrovertible facts, re...
Beautiful Incident. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
Beautiful Incident. A correspondent of the Preston (England) Chronicle gives the following anecdote : " A good while ago a boy named Charlie had a large dog which was very fond of the water, and in hot weather he used to swim across the river near which the boy lived. One day the thought struck him that it would be fine fun to make the dog carry him across the river, so he tied a string to the dog's collar, and ran down with him to the water's edge, where he took off all his clothes; and, then, holding hard by the dog's neck and the bit of string, he went into the water, and the dog pulled him across. After playing about on the other side some time, they returned, as they came ; but when Charlie looked for his clothes, he could find nothing but his shoes. The wind had blown all the rest into the water. The dog saw what had happened, and making his little master let go the string, by making believe to bite him, he dashed into the river, and brought out first his coat and then all the...
Valuable Recipes. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
Valuable Recipes. To Make Good Pancakes. —These are made of eggs, flour ami milk. The just proportions are, one table spoonful of flour to each egg. To make two small pancakes, beat a couple of eggs thoroughly, and add sweet milk. Then take a couple of taple spoonfuls of flour, work it into a thin, plastic, and ductile batter, by adding the milk and eggs, and a slight seasoning of salt. Grease the pan with a piece of sweet lard or butter, and stir briskly to prevent its catching or ad tering to the bottom. When the under side is sufficiently browned, turn it. Leave the cakes folded, with sugar or honey and butter between the folds, or sugar alone. If this is found to be too solid, add more eggs, and use a little less flour. A slight sprinkling of grated nutmeg will be an addition. Rice Milk.—Pick and wash half a pint of rice, and boil it in a quart of water till it is quite soft. Then drain it, and mix it with a quart of rich milk. You may add half a pound of whole raisins. Set it o...
MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
MARRIED. On the 25th March, at Grass Valley, by R. A. Leaman, A. J. Boyd and Miss Martha Cohen, all of Nevada county. On the 29.h March, in this city, by Rev. Dr. Scott, Charles A Barnes and Miss M Porter, both formerly of Philadelphia. On the 20-h March, in Crescent dry, by Rev. Mr. Lacy, Mr. Joseph C. Carmon and Mrs. Mary French, all of that city. Ou tbe 26th March, iu Crescent City, by Rev. K. ri. Lacy, Win. Spauglor and Mary A. Hardin. 1
DIED. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
DIED. On the 31st March, in this city, Mr. Robert Branks, of Kelvin Grove Farm, Santa Clara, aged 40 years. On.the 27th March, in this city, Wm. Miller, formerly of Prodence, R. I., aged about 44 years. On the 29th March, in this city, of congestion of the brain, Jas. Rocke, aged about twenty-one years, a native of England. On the 29th March, in this city, by suicide, Richard Yates, a native of Albany, N. Y. On the 31st March, in this city, Mrs. Isabella Spence, wife of Win. Spence, of Dumfermlane, Scotland. On the 24th March, at Aqueduct City, Capt. Anthony Woodhouse, formerly of Norfolk, Va., aged 40 years. On the 26th March, in Eureka City, Daniel Ryan, formerly of Wisconsin, aged about 38 years.
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
SAN FRANCISCO MARINE LIST. ARRIVALS. March 28—P M Steamship Golden Age, Watkins, Panama, 12 days; passengers, mdse, etc. Clipper ship Spitfire, Arey, Boston, 112 days ; mdse. Bark Chalcedony, Lovejoy, Sitka, 28 days, with ice. Dan hrisr Gloriosa, Klahn, Hamburg, 162 days, via Valparaiso 50 days, with mdse Schr Astoria, Willoughhy, Santa Cruz, 3 days; potatoes. Schr Harrier, Sanger, Humboldt Bay, 4 days ; lumber. MAacH 29—Clipper ship Don Quixote, Nott, Boston, 106 days ; with mdse. Dutch bark Ritterchaft, Walsman, Hamburg, 144 days, via Valparaiso 48 days, with mdse—29 passengers. Brig North Bend, Lent. San Pedro, 21 days, in ballast. Schr Laura Bevan, Morton, San Pedro, 10 days, with oil. Schr J M Ryerson, McCarthy, Humboldt Bay, 5 ds ; lumber. Schr Mount Vernon, Smith, Santa Cruz, 2 days, with lime. Schr Odd Fellow, Sudden, Loquel, 2 days, with produce. Schr J Hewitt, Loper, Tomales, 20 boon, with potatoes. March 30—P M steamship Columbia, Dall, Columbia River, 3 days, with freigh...
Page 110 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
SPECIAL NOTICES. jy To Purchasers of Implements for Harvesting Grain.—We shall keep ourselves always advised of the very best implements that are imported into this country, and those who wish to purchase, by writing or calling on us, can be assisted in their purchases materially. We can tind 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. [v 3-13] WARREN &amp; SON. jy Religious Notice. —There will be Public Meetings held at the Hall of the Sons of Temperance, on Washington street, between Sansome and Montgomery, every Sabbath day, viz,: a Prayer Meeting at ten o'clock, A. m., and a Temperauce Lecture at half-past two, r. m. v3.1l NATH'L THURSTON. Southwick &amp; Co.'s Grand Raffle. IN consideration of the extreme difficulty which enterprises of all kinds have to contend against at the present time, owing to the scarcity of money in this city, and all parts of the mines,...
Page 110 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences — 5 April 1855
BUSINESS CARDS. R. H. TIBBITS, California Boot and Shoe Store. Ladies', Misses', Gents', Boys' and Childrens' Boots, Shoes and Gaiters, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, No. 117 Sacramento street, San Francisco. v3-5 WHEELER &amp; BROOKS, EXCELSIOR NURSERY, 10th street, between F and G, Sacramento City. Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Vines and Shrubbery OF ALL KINDS. v3-5 C. MORRILL, Importer and Dealer, at Wholesale and Retail, in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils and Fancy Goods. MANUFACTURER OF CAMPHENE AND OIL v3-4 J and Third, and K and Third streets, Sacramento. WLLIAM BAILEY, OIL AND CAMPHENE MANUFACTURER, IMPORTER AND DEALER IN Sperm, Polar, Elephant and Blackfish Oils, Also—Camphene and Burning Fluid. No 2 Battery street, between Pine and Bush. 21 GIBSON &amp; KING, IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN Groceries, Provisions, Foreign and Domestic Spirits and Wines, Nos. 24, 26 and 28 Battery street, near corner of Pine, 15 San Francisco. WM. NEELY THOMPSON, Wholesale ...