It is worth putting on record that the first vegetables planted at Yuba Dam, or as it is now called, Marysville, in California, Briggs, the famous orchardist, set out, in 1841, a ton of potatoes, which cost him $800. The frost interfered, hut he had a fair crop. The next year he bought a lot of watermelon seed for $20, and planted five acres, for the product of which he received $5,000 clear profit; twenty-six acres the next year, made a profit of $20,000. He brought fifty peach trees from New York and planted them in 1852, bearing the first fruit in that part of the world in 1853.