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AMERICAN WINE.-THE POTATO DISEASE.

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viz.: Ordinary, 84 a 8}; Middling, 81 a 9; Good own vines. The great difficulty generally with middling, 9 a 91; Middling fair, 91 a 9}; Fair, 94 American wine is the deficiency of body and richa 10; Good fair, 103 a 11; and Fine, 11$ a 124 cts. ness in the fruit, which renders it necessary to add These prices will, we think, prevail for some time, sugar when this deficiency exists. This is always and will approximate the average of the season, done even with the best wines abroad, when a cold unless the crop should be much less than our or wet season impairs the accustomed richness of figures indicate.

J. A. RUFF & Co. the fruit. We believe our fruits may be much imNew Orleans, Oct. 1st, 1846.

proved, especially for the purpose of wine, by

planting seeds from the best foreign varieties. Out We place the above valuable estimate of the cot- of numerous specimens thus obtained, some would ton crop before our readers, as a present guide and doubtless be found combining great richness and future reference. We will add, however, for our sufficient hardiness to endure our climate. The same selves, that the weather, since the date of Messrs. care used in the cultivation of the vine, we may be Ruff & Co.'s letter, has generally been favorable for led to expect will result in equal success with the the cotton plant, and increased receipts are antici- cultivation of the peach and other fruits, which are pated. Judging from more recent advices from dif- natives of hot climates, but of which continued careferent parts of the South now before us, we are of ful and scientific propagation has succeeded in opinion that the present crop will not fall short of producing the choicest kinds in profusion, and 1,900,000, and may go up to 2,100,000. As an evi- hardy enough for our severe climate. dence of this, cotton (at the time we are writing Choice kinds of beverage are also made from this article, Oct, 19th) dull in the market, with a other fruits. The pear yields perry, from which slight downward tendency in New York. We the most delicious champagne is made, with the may have advices of an advance by the Liverpool addition of a little sugar. The red and white cursteamer, hourly expected, which of course will rant yields a good wine when properly treated with cause a corresponding advance on this side of the the addition of sugar. The quince, when grated water.

with water, and sugar added, undergoes a fermen

tation, which, if arrested at the proper period by a AMERICAN WINE.

small addition of brandy, yields an excellent wine. Among the valuable contributions to the late Fair raisins, will undergo a fermentation, and if properly

The best cider, with the addition of bruised or cut of the American Institute, were fine samples of treated, subsequently yields a wine of excellent wine from Mr. N. Longworth, of Cincinnati, and a favor and quality. The introduction of some or few from other sections of the Union. These speci- all of these may be made for our own use with mens were superior to any before sent for exhibition, showing a decided improvement in this branch desirable than the drugged, pernicious stuff which

great advantage; and they are certainly far more of husbandry. Two samples of pure wine from is too often, we may almost say generally, importOhio were made from the Catawba grape, anded for the use of the sick. possessed a good body and an excellent flavor, nearly resembling, but much surpassing the dry imported Hock. Another from a native grape, had

THE POTATO DISEASE. a fine body, and a peculiar flavor, which use would At a late meeting of the British Association, undoubtedly soon render a favorite. A specimen Mr. Hogan read a communication which had apof pure sweet, or lady's wine, with a small quan-peared in a continental journal, in which it was tity of sugar added to the must

, possessed a rich-recommended that the potato plant should be proness and delicacy of flavor similar to the Malmsey, pagated by seed, as the best means of guarding but more delicious, having the taste of a rich, fresh against the disease. grape. Two other samples, one from a native Dr. Lankaster said, that the number of facts grape of Alabama, and another from our own State, brought forward by Mr. Hogan to substantiate his showed a body and flavor which gives every pro- plan of remedying the potato disease, were quite mise that the subject needs only to be carefully insufficient. Unless this plan had been extensively studied and pursued, to reach a point in production adopted, and found to be extensively successful, when we can soon dispense with the importation it would be folly to proceed on it, with the amount of all foreign wine, excepting some peculiar of evidence that could be brought against it. varieties.

With regard to the causes of the disease, he said American enterprise has not fully considered the that there had not been one theory borne out by peculiar circumstances of soil, manuring, cultiva- evidence that would lead to its being adopted by a tion, &c., which affect the quality of wine. One side man of science. That it depended on atmospheric of a hill will frequently yield an article totally changes was assumed, and there was no proof of different in quality from an opposite side, and the it

. There was only the coincidence of certain kinds character varies with almost every field where the of weather and the disease. That it arose from grape is produced. Generally, the best wine is debility in the potato plant, was also an assumpmade from grapes raised without manures, or such tion. No debility had been proved to exist. He as are peculiarly mild in their character, and impart thought it right that it should go forth to the no flavor to the fruit

. One of the best vineyards world, that the only conclusion yet arrived at was of France was seriously deteriorated for years by a negative, and that the more they investigated the dressing with fresh animal or putrescent manures. matter, the more evident did it become, that preSome of the most delicate wines are made from vailing theories and remedial recommendations were grapes manured only from the trimmings of their founded on ignorance and assumption

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ENTOMOLOGY.-No. 1.

speaking, is the first state or stage in the life of an Much has been said and written upon the various insect. The forms which distinguish the different modes of destroying insects injurious to vegetation, tribes are numerous and varied; but none are pro. and of counteracting in a measure their injurious vided with wings. They are known in common effects. Were we to enumerate all that have been parlance by the names of grub, caterpillar, maggot, recommended by various writers on agriculture and or wire-worm. All insects in this state feed vora. gardening, it would surely be a matter of astonish- ciously, and consequently at this period of their ment that the races of injurious insects had not lives they are the most destructive to vegetation. long ago been exterminated, not that they should They do not feed on all plants alike; some confine appear in such undue proportion as almost to baffle themselves to one particular species, without which our exertions to destroy them. It must surely be they die; others eat the leaves of two or three confessed that in no one department, either of agri- plants only; while some few are general feeders, culture or gardening, is there such a lamentable de- attacking almost every kind of plants without disficiency as in this. The reasons for it will be evi- crimination. Hence it is that the larvæ of insects dent, when it is rememhered, that in order to check found in flower gardens, are different from those of or counteract the operations of these numerous the fields, kitchen garden, or orchard. The smaller classes of depredators with any success, a know- species are generally the most injurious, as they ledge of the peculiar habits and economy of each make use of many curious devices to escape obser. species is first to be acquired; without this, little vation ; some penetrate the heart of the young can be done of any account, and even the remedies shoot, or eat their way into the bud; many conceal that are applied are used at random. It may be themselves with great skill, by rolling up the said, and perhaps with some truth, that this subject leaves in which they have taken up their residence; belongs to the naturalist, and that the agriculturist and others, again, spin themselves a silken case, and gardener should look to him for information, where they live in security: and for effective remedies. The naturalist studies Of the Pupa or Chrysalis.-— This is the second out and explains the animal economy, but it remains state, and here they are not to be dreaded, as in for those most interested, those who daily see and general the pupæ are torpid, inactive, and incapable feel their effects, to apply remedies which their pre- of receiving nourishment. When the larva has at. vious knowledge, obtained from the naturalist, will tained its growth, it retires either into the earth, or enable them to do. The agriculturist should devote to some secure situation, where the change to the a portion of his leisure moments in acquiring a chrysalis state is effected in a few hours, or at perfect knowledge of the general forms which be- most

, a few days. The pupæ are as various in long to insects, the changes they undergo, and of their forms and situations as the larvæ. Those of the primary divisions into which they have been the beetle tribe are found in the earth, or in other formed by modern naturalists. He should watch | substances; they have usually the first rudiments their progress, note the manner of their feeding, of feet, and of other parts, which become fully demark the time they pass in their larva and pupa veloped only in the perfect state. The pupa of states, and the period of their becoming perfect in- butterflies are entirely naked; and are either sussects. He should learn to distinguish between pended by the tail, or attached to trees, walls, &c., beneficial insects whose increase should be promot- by a strong thread. The duration of the chrysalis ed, and injurious insects whose depredations should varies according to the species; and there are many be arrested.

insects which undergo so trifling a change, that it In some future communication I may give to is scarcely perceptible. your readers, if desirable, a description of the dif Of the Imago or Winged Form.-This is the ferent operations which, in a general way, may be third and last stage in the life of an insect, and the directed to the removal of insects; but, in this, I one in which the organs are fully developed, and propose to give a general view of the changes when it becomes a perfect being, exhibiting those which insects pass through, from the egg to the characters which point out its station in nature. perfect state; the different appearances which the The habits and economy of perfect insects, no less various tribes assume, before they reach their final than their external appearance, are, in most cases, development; and the several orders or divisions totally different from those which belong to the under which they are classed by modern naturalists. previous stages of their existence. The caterpillar,

Insects are distinguished from vertebrated ani- furnished with strong jaws for devouring foliage, mals by being destitute of a back-bone, and furnish- is changed into an insect, without any organs for ed with more than two feet; and from worms, by mastication, and which lives only by sucking the possessing feet. Most insects are furnished with nectar of flowers. The duration of this state of the six feet, but some few have a greater number, as insect is also variable. Most are probably annual, the centipede, wood-louse, &c.

coming from the egg and passing ihrough all their The generality of insects are produced from changes within the year. Some, however, as some eggs; some are hatched within the body, and the of the beetle tribe, are long-lived. Moths are biyoung are produced in a living state ; while most ennial, passing the winter in the chrysalis state others are hatched from eggs deposited in some se- under ground. Butterflies are mostly annual ; cure place, either above or below the surface of the although some few survive the winter, and appear earth. The period required for these eggs to hatch early in the spring. The perfect insect of some is very variable; in some species this process species exists but a few hours, and seems born only takes place in a few days, while, with others, it is to provide for a continuation of the species; while not accomplished until the following year. in ihe lower state it enjoys an aquatic existence oi Of the Larva or Caterpillar.:- This, properly two or three years.

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Ladies' Department.

worm state all winter. The period of the pupa

state varies from eleven to sixteen days. CleanliHINTS TO HOUSEKEEPERS.

ness, therefore, both in doors and out is the only Old Lauly's Diary, June 20th.—Having at length remedy for this domestic torment. finished my preparations, given my last directions to

My hostess has received the information most my faithful Betsey, and a farewell look at closets kindly. The good man was called in, and has proand store-room, I determine to begin my journey to

mised to lend his aid, and as soon as the hurry of morrow, and as my path will lie through by-roads the farm work is over, the yard is to be well and farming districts, I hope to gain many useful scraped, and the litter to be burned, that the fleas, hints for the future.

young and old, may be effectually destroyed ; the 21st.-The day has been unusually fine, and the dog-kennel is to be removed to a greater distance, country beautiful beyond description. Wherever distance from the house.

and a fence made to keep the sheep at a respectful the eye rests it is charmed by the busy scene, the

I was then taken into hay harvest is in full

the household councils, and received, in return, progress,

field tells of hopes fulfilled. We have stopped for the night

useful hints and valuable recipes which I mean to at a good-looking farm-house, claiming on a sign put in practice on my return; the cream cheese was swinging near the door, to be “ The Traveller's particularly good, and as it is the most economical Rest,"_blessed promise, for a long day's ride, here. To a quart of sour milk curd, drained to the

and easiest recipe I have ever met with, I copy it however agreeable, will bring fatigue, and the tra consistence of soft butter, add a quart of thick rich veller hails a clean room and comfortable bed as God's own benison, which should be gratefully

re- thoroughly mixed, then add a table-spoonful of

cream; beat them well together until they are ceived; everything in my own roorn appears com fine salt; fold a napkin in four folds, and lay it fortable, and invites repose; but from sundry indications around the house, such as patches of chick. then fold another napkin and lay it on the top—the

in a large soup plate, into which pour the cream, en feathers that have been carelessly thrown out mixture will make three or four. Set the plates in after the chickens had been picked, a pile of old shavings where a dog and some sheep have been a cool place for twenty-four hours; change the reposing, and also two or three pigs running rather napkins and plates every morning for four or five too near the house for my liking, creating suspi. days, when the cheese will be fit for use. cions that those daring and troublesome domestic

Returning from my visit to the spring-house, 1 familiars—yclept feas, may, and will, intrude in was attracted by a nice intelligent looking girl the house, which otherwise appears a pattern of busily employed mending gum elastic shoes ; she domestic comfort and cleanliness..

was filling up a leisure hour, and preparing for her 22d.—Morning has dawned at length ; my suspi- early walks to the spring-house ; her directions are

too valuable to be lost. Cut some scraps of gum cions were, alas, too true, and I have been in the elastic very fine, and put them into a wide-mouthed power of the tormentors all night. Traveller's Rest! vial, on which pour enough oil of sassafras to cover it can only be so to an armadillo or rhinoceros. the gum, then stop it tight and leave it until the What the house should be called I leave travellers to decide. I will amuse myself until breakfast gum is dissolved, which it will be in two or three time by writing the history of my tormentors, and days if the mixture is stirred frequently. Wash give it as a hint to my kind entertainers, who, 1 thoroughly, then smear the edges of the slit and

gum shoe quite clean, inside and out, and dry it have no doubt, err only through ignorance.

the inside of the shoe near it, with the dissolved The flea (Pulex irritans), in its perfect state, is too well known to need much comment; their eager. larger than the slit, prepared in the same manner,

gum; have a patch of thin gum elastic a little ness for blood and their powerful muscular activity, and place it over

the hole on the inside of the shoe, enable them to leap to an amazing distance, while and press it firmly down, placing a weight in the their sharp lancet-like tongue renders them a dread shoe for three or four hours, when the patch will and torment to all within their reach. The female

adhere firmly to the shoe. flea deposits from ten to a dozen eggs, of a rounded form and white color; she places them in obscure visit next year, provided they get rid of the fleas.

I then took my leave, promising to pay them a places, such as cracks in the floor, shavings, sawdust, or hairs of rugs where dogs are accustomed to

GoD REWARDS VIRTUE AND MAN KNOWLEDGE. lie. From these eggs are hatched long worm-like grubs, destitute of feet, with thirteen distinct

Miss M. E, H., of Poughkeepsie, in leaving the

segments; the last furnished with two hooks. These Albany Female Institute, received a gold medal larvæ are very active, twisting about in all direc- upon which was inscribed the following beautiful tions, and feeding upon the fleshy particles of fea- and appropriate motto :thers, congealed blood, scraps of raw meat left by Dieu récompense la vertu et les hommes savoir. the dogs near their kennels, and some say, the blood of animals, but this is doubtful, as they are not A READY MODE OF REMOVING SPERM, Tallow, found on them. In about twelve days they are OR OIL FROM CLOTH.-Hold the cloth or garment as fully grown, and ready to enclose themselves in a near as possible to the fire without burning, and the small cocoon of silk, often covered with dust, and sperm or oil will immediately evaporate away.

If attached to adjoining substances, and should the a fire is not at hand, light a small roll of paper and weather be hot, they pass through the change hold it for half a minute or so, close to, and directly without the silk cover. The eggs that are not over, the oil intended to be removed, and the subhatched until the end of summer, continue in the stance in like manner disappears.

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FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL NEWS.
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL NEWS.

and Ireland, or Recipes for making Various Articles of

Food, of Indian Corn Meal,” containing all the recipes By tne arrival of the steamer Caledonia, we are in I received before leaving home from our kind female receipt of our foreign journals up to October 4th.

friends in different parts of the Union-heaven bless MARKETS.-Ashes were brisk of sale at an advance

them! I have had 2,000 of these Olive Leaves struck of 1s. 6d. per cwt., and a prospect of still higher prices off, and intend, in the first place, to send a copy to Cotton a shade higher

, with large sales. The stock on every newspaper in the realm. I shall have a thou; hand at Liverpool on the 1st of October, was 655,000 sand, all of which I shall put into the hands of those I bales, against 957,000 same period last year. Beef, meet on the road. I have resolved to make it a condi. Pork, and Lard, no change. Cheese, a limited supply, tion upon which only I consent to be any man's and much wanted. Butter of a choice quality the

guest, ihat his wife shall serve up a johnny-cake for same. Hemp scarce at an increased price. Flour an breakfast, or an Indian pudding for dinner. I was in advance of 3s. per barrel. Indian Corn an advance. vited yesterday to tea party which comes off toNaval Stores in good demand, with an upward ten night, where about 30 persons are to be present. I dency. Tar scarce. Rice, large sales. Tullow very accepted the invitation with the johnny-cake clause,

. scarce, and an improvement of Is. 6d. per cwt.

which was readily agreed to by all parties. So tobacco in fair request. Wool firm, at an advance.

night the virtues of corn meal will be tested by some Money remains unchanged. Rate of discount 3

of the best livers in Birmingham.

Monday, July 20th.— Wrote like a steam engine till Crops.—The spread of the potato disease has been

noon, to clear from my hands a peck of letters which signally arrested, owing to the uncommonly fine au- had accumulated in the course of a day or two, under tumnal weather. Many more will be saved than was the auspices of penny postage. After dinner 1 mountanticipated. Turnips prove a great crop, and willed my staff, and knapsack, to open my pedestrian almost entirely supply the place of potatoes for feed campaign with an afternoon's walk towards Worcesing cattle. The latter math of grass and clover is ter, which lies twenty-five miles south of Birming, also very abundant. With the exception of last year, ham. Good Joseph Sturge accompanied me a short the old stock of wheat on hand is larger than it ever distance, then bidding me God speed in all the benehas been since the autumn of 1837. The present volence of his great heart, left me, like Bunyan's pil, wheat crop of England is an average one. Taking all grim, to go on my way rejoicing. In a few minutes I these things into consideration, the American mero had reached the summit of an eminence, upon which chant should be very cautious about making specula- Edgebaston Hall stands hall hidden and half revealed tions in grain.

in the solemn shade of its “ ancestral oaks." De. Imports of American Flour and Indian Corn into Eng. scendirig this, Birmingham, with all its towering facland. - There were imported into Liverpool this year tory-chimneys, disappeared, and I found myself surfrom America, 877,659 barrels of flour, and from Cana: rounded by the beauty and magnificence of the coun, da, 246,276, in all, 1,123,935 barrels. The increase of try scenery of England, in its summer portraiture, and Indian corn is remarkable. In 1845 the import was

summer music ; for the very foliage of the trees, that 37,000 quarters--in 1846 192,000 quarters. The stock in some cases over-arched the road, seemed to be ad present in Liverpool, is 340,000 barrels of four, free vocal with the music of singing birds, of the merriest and in bond, and about 200,000 quarters of wheat, free mood. The little things--they must have been small, and in bond. The other grain may be estimated at else I should have seen some of them-owed nature 100,000 quarters. Thus we perceive what a trade the and art all the melody of their throats for such a beau. corn trade in Liverpool is likely to be.

tiful world to sing in. In these lovely groves and Free Importation of Grain into Frankfort.- The senate hedges, and along the green borders of the meadow. of the free city, Frankfort, has just published a procla- brooks, they were out of the reach of the "villainous mation allowing the importation of corn duty free, into saltpetre," and of truant schoolboys, affected with the the territory of the republic.

mania of speculation in speckled eggs. So the wee, Rise of Bread.-On Monday, the full-priced bakers in twittering songsters may sing right on, without a the metropolis advanced the price of the 4lb. loaf to semiquaver of apprehension from these sources of 8fd., an advance of one halfpenny.

trouble and interruption. Haying time is about half Produce of a Bushel of Wheat and other Grain in over, and the wheat harvest has just commenced, and Scotland. - The following shows the average produce the reapers are on the road, sickle in hand, to gather of a bushel of wheat weighing 60 pounds, manufactur- in the crops. What with stopping occasionally to ed at the water of Leith Mills :-25} lbs. of fine flour; talk with the hay-rickers, or walking a little way up 22} do. of seconds; 1 do. of pollard ; 101 do. of bran- the narrow lanes walled with “living green," to see loss 11 lbs.

an unique cottage through the meshes of its ivy veil; A Table of the quantity of Flour and Bread from Grain. or with looking through a hole in the hedge, at a herd Weight Weight Weight

of sleek, mottled cows feeding or ruminating graceper

fully in a new-shorn meadow, I was four hours in of Flour of Bread Bushel in lbs. in Ibs.

making eight miles. I reached the “Rose and in lbs.

Crown” about eight o'clock, where I found everything Wheat, 60 48 64

in keeping with the rigid simplicity of an English Barley, 48 371 50

country inn. The hostess-for whether married or Rye, 54 42 56

not, she is the most visible and vigorous person about Oats, 40 22;

such an establishment-a neat, ruddy English woman, Peas and Beans.. 60 51

in a few minutes served up tea with accompaniments

of romantic frugality. One of these articles is worthy

- Gardener's Chronicle. of notice, as it is common to every table which I have A Leaf from Burritt's Journal.-Elihu Burritt, the seen thus far in this country. It is a shaving, not a • learned blacksmith, who is now engaged in making a slice of buttered bread, not much thicker than a shav. pedestrian tour in various parts of Europe, is giving ing which a fore-plane would take at a stroke from a the result of his observations in the “ Christian Citi- straight-grained board of pine. A hungry man would zen,” from which we make the following extracts :-- eat a square-yard of these buttered bread-shavings at

I have just got out“ An Olive Leaf, from the House a meal without much impairing his appetite for subwives of America to the Housewives of Great Britain stances less superficial.

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