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THE TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR OF THE CULTIVATOR.
New Premiums for 1861!!! With the present Volume of THE CULTIVATOR, the Eighth of its Third Series, and the TWENTY-SEVENTH since its original establishment, the PUBLISHERS introduced some improvements, which appear to have met with universal approval--for example, the enlargement of the Type and Page to their old size when its Subscription Price was One Dollar per annum—and they point to the Contents of the Volume now closing, as comparing favorably in Amount, in Variety and in PractICAL VALUE of its Contents, either with any previous year in its long and popular career, or with any contemporary now published, for which twice the price is charged.
To the ANNUAL REGISTER for 1861, they also ask the attention of their friends, as unsurpassed by any Number that has preceded it; and without farther preface, they proceed to the announcement of their
Terms and Premiums for the New Year : The Price of The Cultivator to all parts of the United send Postpaid to the Agent from whom we receive TEN States is uniformly Fifty Cents a year—to the British DOLLARS for Twenty copies of the Cultivator and RegProvinces, where we have to prepay American Postage to ister for 1861—either ONE of the following Assortments; the lines, Firty-Six Cents a year—all subscriptions be- No. 1--Flower Seeds.
No. 2--Flower Seeds. ginning with the January number.
No. 3.-Flower Seeds, We shall continue to send to clubs, as heretofore,
No. 4--Flower Seeds. Ten Copies of The Cultivator and Ten of the Annual
No. 1--Vegetable Seeds, Register for 1861, with an ELEVENTH Copy of both as II. The Agent sending THIRTY SUBSCRIBERS and a Premium to the Agent, for Five Dollars,
FIFTEEN DOLLARS, may select either of the above named Preparing ourselves the postage on the Annual Regis- assortments, and will receive in addition a Free copy of TER-whiclı, as our readers are now generally aware, is the Cultivator and Register for himself. the title of a Premium Volume issued each year, mainly III. The Agent sending us FORTY SUBSCRIBERS for presentation to Cultivator subscribers, although it and Twenty Dollars, will receive a Free Copy of the commands a large sale to others at its retail price—Twen. Cultivator and Register for himself, and may in ad. ty-five cents per copy. The Number for 1861, just issued, dition select any TWO of the above Assortments—or in and a summary of the contents of which appears on an- place of the latter, either assortment
No. 7.-Of Flower Seeds, or other page of this paper, contains no less than One Hundred
No. 2.-0r Vegetable Seeds. and Forty Engravings, and over a hundred pages of reading matter exclusive of the Almanac for the year.
IV. The Agent sending us FIFTY SUBSCRIBERS and
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, will receive a Free Copy of the AS PREMIUMS FOR LARGER CLUBS we have made arrangements with B. K. Bliss, the well known Seedsman Cultivator and Register for himself, and in addition
either of the following as he may select : of Springfield, Mass., to supply us with various assort
The First FOUR Assortments of Flower Seeds; or any one ments of
of them, together with either No. 3, or No. 7– FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SEEDS, Or, Any two of them, together with No. 2, of Vegetable As put up by him for mailing to all parts of the country or, No. 3, or Vegetable Seeds, with elther No. 1, 2, 3, or 4 for several years past, with unparalleled success and satis- of Flower Seeds, as preferred. faction to his numerous customers. The Assortments are: V. For SIXTY SUBSCRIBERS and Thirty DOLLARS, FLOWER SEEDS.
an extra copy of Cultivator and REGISTER, together with 1. Twenty Choice Varieties of Annuals.
either, 3. Ten Extra Fine Varieties of Annuals and Perennials-embracing Assortment No. 6, of Flower Seeds-or many of the new and choicest in cultivation.
Assortment No. 4, of Vegetable Seeds, as may be preferred. 4. Five very Choice Varieties, selected from Prize Flowers of English
e In any case where extra copies of the CultivaTOR Pansies, German Carnation and Picotee Pinks, Verbenas, Truf. fant's French Asters and Double Holyhocks.
and REGISTER are preferred, they, or AGRICULTURAL 3. Fifteen very Select Vorieties of Green House Seeds.
Books to an equivalent value will be substituted upon the 6. One Hundred Varieties of Annuals, Biennials, and Perennials, in. cluding many new and choice varieties.
request of the Agent.
F Agents who wish the REGISTER to supply to every VEGETABLE SEEDS. 1. Twenty Choice Varieties, including those most in demand in every at the rate of Fifteen Dollars a hundred, (15 cents apiece,)
subscriber as fast as they take his name, can remit for them Garden, with the exception of Peas, Beans and Corn, which can. not be sent by mail on account of their weight.
and on completion of their lists, send the remaining 35 2. Forty-five Choice Varieties, including a still wider assortment than cents for each subscriber, when the premium due upon the that above named, and with the same exception as regards Beans, whole will likewise be adjusted. This has proved an ex
Peas and Corn. 3, Collection to go by Express, containing a complete assortment of cellent plan ; each subscriber, as soon as he pays his Fifty
everything wanting in an ordinary garden, in quantity sufficient for a family of moderate size-for instance a quart each of four Cents, receives one-half his money back in a Twenty-five varieties of Peas to ripen in succession, and other seeds in procent book, and the Agent has no farther trouble in the
portion. 4. Collection to go by Express similar to No. 3, but on a larger scale
collection of the money.
Address throughout, and including about SEVENTY-FIVE VARIETIES !
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2. Twenty Choice Varieties of Biennials and Perennials.
(For the Co. Gent, and Cultivator.) The Trailing Sanvitalia.
It is a trailing plant about a foot in height, growing so bushy as to form a dense mass quite covering the ground; the leaves are small, and the whole plant is covered with yellow flowers about an inch in diameter, resembling small sunflowers-indeed they may be called miniature sunflowers. It is an excellent thing for covering rock work, grows and blooms well in the shade, and makes fine masses when planted in beds, either in the flower garden or on the la sn.
It blooms constantly from July until frost comes, and is quite useful for autumnal bouquets; in the cut state it remains a long time fresh, as the stems emit rootlets in the water.
It may either be sown in the open border with other hardy annuals, or be started in frames and transplanted.
The latter method is preferable for all annuals where an early display of flowers is desirable.
The wood cut representing some cut bran ches, conveys a very good idea of the comparative size of the leaves and flowers, but gives a very slight indication of the dense trailing babit of the plant, which constitutes a considerable share of its merit.
(For the Co. Gent. and Cultivator.] Verbenas, &c., from Seed. Your Flower Department says that Salvia splendens may be propagated by slips, &c. Dry as our season has been, we have it finely in bloom from seed, gathered by my wife last year. We have also had verbenas without number, and in great variety, from' seed gathered by herself. She got the hint for the verbenas from the Co. GENT., and concluded to try it also on the Salvias.
R. S. E. St. Louis.
THE TRAILING SANVITALIA.
weeds throughout a large part of the Union—or rather
they are "troublesome” to thriftless farmers, who allow MESSRS. Eds.—We have a curious weed that starts late, themselves to become overrun with them. and resembles a little what is called the red-root pig-weed; it branches out very thickly, so that when loose from
HandsOME APPLEs. -Enclosed I send you a few apples the ground it is about round, and in size from a pail of a new variety, originating on the farm of my father-into a two-busbel basket. As soon as it gets ripe, or we law. They are very valuable for cooking, always fair, and have frost to kill it, it loosens at the surface of the ground,
a good bearer. Good through September. N. House, and the wind rolls it in every direction until it meets with Hillsdale, N. Y. [These apples were very bandsome, of some obstruction as a fence, when it will pile up in wagon fair quality, and we should think worthy of propagation loads, and lie until the wind changes, and then it will by those who do not object to the color of the Besh, which make another move. We call it the "tumble weed."
is quite red.] When in motion it will scare a horse worse than a moving wheelbarrow. Enclosed is a bit of the weed, and also a MR. HITCHCOCK'S SALE OF SHEEP.—The sale of improvhead of hedge-row wheat, which a few years ago did well ed stock advertised in the Country GENTLEMAN, to take with us here, but seemed to run out, and there is none place at Ash Grove, New Preston, Ct., by G. C. Hitchraised now except a few scattering heads among other cock, on the 26th ult., was, from circumstances which wheat. A. Moos. Belvidere, II.
Mr. H. could not control, confined to sheep, Mr. J. R. Pags This is the AMARANTUS Albus, or white amaranth, a wold sheep were sold, realizing about $2,000. The high
of this State acting as auctioneer. About 90 head of Cots. weed nearly allied to the pig-weed amaranth or Amaran- est price paid for a single ram was $150, by Henry Jordan us hybridus-both are very common and troublesome of Kennebunk, Maine.
(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.)
dorking fowls, two pairs of geese, and a pair of muscovy NEW-HAMPSHIRE STATE FAIR, 1860. ducks, was about the total of this department of the fair.
There was a large display of agricultural implements. The New Hampshire State Ag. Society held its Eleventh Among the mowing machines, we noticed Fisk Russell's Annual Fair in the city of Manchester, on the 2d, 3d, and machine, manufactured by A. Blood of Manchester; dif4th of October. The rain on the afternoon of Monday ferent sizes, for one and for two horses. A newly inwas a serious damper to the hopes of all parties concerned, vented one by A. M. George of Nashua, N. H., two sizes. but during the night the storm cleared off, and Tuesday Ketchum's improved, two sizes, manufactured by Nourse, and Wednesday, as far as the weather was concerned, Mason & Co., Boston and Worcester, Mass. Manny's were everything that could be desired. Thursday was
mower and reaper, for one and two horses, and Whitcloudy but mild; late in the afternoon a light rain set in, comb's horse hay rake, manufactured by Abzirus Brown, but the show was pretty much over.
Worcester, Mass. The Buckeye mowing machine by The concourse of people that attended during the three John P. Adriance of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and Worcester, days was large indeed. The schools of the city were Mass. Wood's improved mowing machine, manufactured closed, and the numerous factories shut down their gates, by Walter A. Wood, Hoosick Falls, N. Ý. All of the and the operatives had a holiday. These, with others of above machines were accompanied by the manufacturers a city of over 20,000, in addition to the multitudes from or their
agents, being well supplied with certificates, &c., every part of the State and some of the adjoining ones, in proof of their good qualities, ease of draft, &c., &c., furnished en attendance that probably has never been and from the crowds of farmers examining them through outnumbered at any preceding fair in New Hampshire.
the entire fair, and the favorable opinion of them freThe best of order and good nature prevailed. Drunken- quently expressed, we predict the baying season is not far ness, fighting and gambling, if any, were elsewhere than distant, when a large portion of the grass in New Hampabout the show grounds; and as far as we could learn up shire will be cut by horse or ox power instead of the to 2 o'clock. P. m. of Thursday, but few accidents had oc- scythe. The mower, the horse-rake, and hay caps, will curred, and those of a very light description.
place our farmers in nearly independent circumstances, as The show of horses was large, embracing the finest regards the weather and high priced day laborers. Of speciaians of the various crack breeds, now so well known plows, there were none exhibited showing improvement all over the country, but we cannot here give a catalogue over those of former years. We regret there was no ex. of the numerous stallions, matched and working horses, hibition of the “Universal Plow,” the invention of Col. or fanily horses, mares and foals, geldings, colts, &c. F. Holbrook of Vermont, but we predict that plow will The show of neat stock was much less than on some for- yet make its mark on thousands of our farms. Several mer occasions—but the deficiency in numbers was made corn-shellers were on hand. The “ Young America," if up 'sy the extra quality of the animals. Good judges of it had been a breathing animal, would have stood “a right car ile said they had never seen handsomer oxen, bulls, or smart chance” of being smothered by the dense crowd young stock than were on the ground. David Towle; who thronged around io witness its practical operation Esq., of Hampton, had on exhibition a pair of six year old during the three days exhibition ; manufactured by Edg. Durham oxen, measuring 10feet in girth, weighing 8,087 erly, Davis & Co., at Fishersville, N. H. Our old friend, pounds. They are well matched as to color, red, not Rufus Nutting of Randolph, Vt., was on hand with his quite as dark as Devons, scarcely differing an inch in girth. ingeniously made winnowing mill. While at Manchester, He has been offered $1200 for them. Wm. F. Jones of be took the machine to a farmer's, a short distance from Durliam, had on the ground a splendid pair of “ fat oxen,” the show-ground, and cleaned up some fifteen bushels of six years old, measuring 84 feet in girth, weighing, 5,500 rye at the rate of over 100 bushels per hour. His mill pounds, seven-eighths Durham. Mr. Jones reared them
was one of the great attractions of the fair. M. F. Colby from calves. Nathaniel G. Davis of Lee, had on the of Londonderry, exhibited a “churn and butter worker," ground a splendid pair of three year old steers, seven, which promises to become a favorite with butter makers. eighths Durham, weighing 3,758 pounds. But the most Ile exhibited a beautiful sample of butter, a portion of attractive animals of the show were a pair of twin heifers several pounds, churned on the morning of the 4th. The of Coi. J. B. Wentworth of Rollinsford ; they were sixteen butter was churned inside of three minutes, salted, worked, months old, weighing 2,080 pounds. In color, brindled, and moulded into pound lumps in less than ten minutes with a star of white in their foreheads, as also a few spots from the time the cream was put in the churn. Human of white about their legs and bellies—but these marks cor. hands nor fingers had not touched the butter when exrespond on each. When one year old, in weight, they hibited, and it was none of the greasy, mottled stuff, that did not vary a pound—and at no time since their birth too often passes under the name of butter, but yellow, have they varied in weight so much as ten pounds. The granular in fracture, solid and sweet. S. S. Clark of Man. mother of these heifers was a twin, and the year previous chester, exbibited a newly patented hay cutter, thought to the birth of these brindled heifers, she brought forth by all 'who saw it operate, to be a No. 1 implement. twins, one of each sex. The heifers are three-fourths In operating, the cutters act precisely like those of shears. Durham.
It is self-feeding, and there is no danger of getting one's Fine specimens of sheep of various breeds and crosses fingers clipped while working it. It can easily be guaged were on exhibition. We think the tendency of inany of
so as to cut of different lengths. A strong, durable, effiour flock-owners, is towards the growing or rearing of cient and cheap bay and straw cutter. When not in use mutton, rather than fine wooled sheep. Our numerous it is easily “locked up,” so that children cannot tamper villages, manufacturing places and cities, afford, good with it to the manifest danger of “fingers and hands.” markets for mutton and lamb, and usually at satisfactory
Upon the whole, our people have great encouragement prices, at least for the sellers. Swine were on hand in to strive for farther improvement in everything connected strong force and of fine proportions. If all the porkers with our agricultural interests.
Levi BARTLETT. of our State are like those on exhibition, the last traces of
Oct, bth, 1860. the land-shark and pike varieties of hogs have disappeared from among us.
The Ohio State Fair.—This Fair, the Ohio Farmer The display of farm products was very fine; one sam- states, “was excellent in nearly every department, and ple of spring wheat was labelled *60 bushels per acre. the management better than ever before, and what is Corn large, ripe, and of a golden yellow. Potatoes in equally to the purpose, we have never visited a Fair where great variety, some of which might well compete with the people seemed to study all the departments with such those grown in California. Pumpkins, squashes and mel. interest and industry. This was particularly true of the
“too numerous to mention," and of sizes larger than agricultural implement department. The large hall and I choose to name.
Fruit was never better, finer, or of grounds devoted to this interest, were continually crowdlarger size in the “Old Granite State," than in this year ed, even more than the horse-ring. The receipts, we of Grace, 1860. The hen-fever having subsided, the show understand, were about $12,000, large enough to pay exof fowls was nearly whittled to a point. A small coop of penses and have a small surplus left.”
(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.) MICHIGAN STATE FAIR.
cers of the Society by acclamation, and, as above remarked, has been most successful in every respect. J. L. 1.
The twelfth annual exhibition of the State Agricultural DEEP PLOWING AND MUCK. Society was held at Detroit, Oct. 2–5, on the same grounds as last year. The weather, though threatening at first,
A correspondent of the Boston Cultivator, writing of a proved very favorable, and the Fair was a decided success. visit to Vermont, speaks of a farmer in Caledonia counts, Great credit is due Mr. Philo Parsons, the chairman of the who "a few years ago discovered, what many farmers have business committee, for his unwearied exertions, both in yet to learn, viz: that he possessed two farms in one-an reducing the expenses and adding to the attractions of the
upper and an under one. His upper farm is a light, occasion, which would generally be considered rather a difficult feat.
sandy soil, which has been cropped for a long series of It being noon when we arrived, our steps were first years. Immediately beneath it is a subsoil of marly loam. directed to Dining Hall, the arrangements of which gave By deep plowing and thorough pulverization, these soils us much inward satisfaction.
are made capable of producing paying crops of all The next Hall in order, and in most admirable order too, was Floral Hall, which was beautifully decorated, and kinds. His invariable rule is twelve inches.” The farm overflowed with flowers, paintings, fancy articles, and peo- also contains a valuable muck bed, which has been used ple. In the centre was an aquariuin filled by Mr. George in a variety of forms : in its crude state upon grass and Clark of Ecorse, and the State Geologist displayed an in- grain with considerable success; in composts with barnteresting collection of minerals in one of the wings. We yard manure for corn and potatoes, and also for the latter, noticed in particular, some very fine specimens of marble
as well, after it has passed the laboratory of the hog-pen. from Crawford's quarry at Pt. Adams, on Lake Huron.
We then dived into Mechanic's Hall, and were first Where it had been applied to a field of spring rye upon a brought up by two patent Water-Drawers, which kept sandy ridge, its effects were apparent in the increased running both water and a most lively opposition to each length of the stalk and fulness of the heads, indicating full other. There was a great variety of machines and labor. one-third more than where it had received no dressing." saving inventions here, and outside and around the Hall
These two means of improvement would bring up many the agricultural implements were too numerous to mention. The eloquence displayed by the exhibitors of all a worn farm to a high state of productiveness; and the these articles was of a high order of voice, if not of merit. sooner farmers learn to employ all the means of improve
The fruit was very properly arranged by itself in a large ment within their own limits, the sooner will they be able tent, where every facility was afforded for studying pomo- to produce profitable crops. To give thorough cultivation logy and tantalizing the palate. The products of the field, the garden, and the dairy, be the season which prevails. With plenty of vegetable
and more manure, will increase the crops, whatever may exhibited in Agricultural Hall, made a creditable show, though not as extensive as on some former occasions. matter, like muck, there is no danger of injuring the soil Oakland county rolled up a cheese weighing 420 lbs., with which it is mixed by deep plowing. which was probably good for its size. The show of Domestic Manufactures was very fine, and
(For the Country Gentleman and Cultivator.) reflected much credit on the industry of “our folks.” There were some excellent samples of salt from the Sagi
ENGLISH POTATOES. naw salt springs, which, as soon as it comes into general use, cannot fail to improve the butter made in this state. ward you a sample of the Lapstone Kidney potato, and the
MESSRS. TUCKER & Son-According to promise I for. The Messrs. Sly of Plymouth, J. B. Crippen of Cold Stone's Seedling. They were raised at Hull
, in Yorkshire, water, D. M. Uhl of Ypsilanti, and John Allen of Utica, England. The former was raised by a shoemaker, and were among the most prominent exhibitors of blood stock, called after his favorite tool, the lapstone, and when well of which there was a grand display. Wm. Smith, and D. grown it resembles it. It is considered the best general W. Heath and Brother of Detroit, divided the premiums potato in England, and always commands two pence stiron the finest collection of fat cattle ever seen here. One ling a peck more than any other potato. It has been tried cow, named the World-Beater, weighed 2,100 lbs., and a here for a few years with but poor success, owing to its Durham ox weut up to 2,800 lbs.
culture not being known. We have succeeded well with The exhibition of horses was extensive, embracing it. It is a potato that must be planted early—as early in specimens of Black Hawk, Morgan, Measenger, Eclipse, April as possible. If allowed to sprout in the cellar, it Bashaw, and Hambletonian stock. N. Weaver of Clinton, will not do. It requires a good rich soil-in fact the richer had a gigantic Cumberland colt, of English draught-horse the better. It is very difficult to cook, it being so mealy. extraction, and A. McKay of Napier, C. W., a small
, com- As to the flavor, I shall leave you to judge of it. It is the pactly built, very stout, and pure black specimen of French most palatable potato I have ever eaten, and all who have stock.
eaten it say the same.
In fact it is a potato that every There was a good display of swine, particularly the private gentleman should have on his table. I do not think Essex breed, which seems to gain ground as well as flesh it will make a market potato—it requires too good land to among the farming community. The prejudice which has make it pay, although I have sold it for twenty-five cents long existed against “ black pigs," must be wearing away. a bushel more than any other potato this season; it does
The show of sheep and poultry was not very large, but not disease. comprised some very good specimens of the different
The Stone's Seedling is a round potato, medium size; breeds.
its cooking qualities you will find equal to the Lapstone Among farm implements, D. C. Smith of Adrian, ex. Kidney. Its skin denotes it to be a cooker. It is a most bibited a remarkable corn-husker, and J. S. Gage of Dowa- prolific yielder, but rather small for a general marketer; giac, a recently patented seed-sower and roller, which last with high culture this may be obviated. It being a very resembles Crosskill's clod-crusher somewbat.
hard feshed potato, I think it would do well on loose The annual address was delivered by Hon. Cassius M. swampy land. "You will notice in cutting one how bard CLAY, 80 eminent both as a politician and a stock-breeder, and crisp it is.
GERALD HOWATT. and so well known to the readers of the COUNTRY GEN- Newburgh, Orange Co., N. Y. TLEMAN. He dwelt with much interest and enthusiasm on
We have tried the potatoes sent us by our corresponthe progress of agriculture in our land, and evidently believes in the freedom of country life, as well as in that of dent, and find them of excellent quality—as mealy, but the soil.
not as white fleshed, as the old Carter potato formerly The Fair closed with the re-election of the present offi. grown in this vicinity.
During a visit the past autumn to the nurseries of EllWANGER & BARRY of Rochester, we examined the same quarter acre of dwarf Virgalieus which two or three years since, when four years old, yielded at the rate of five hundred dollars per acre. A long row of trees of the Louise Bonne of Jersey, then several years old, wbich we found by a careful figuring yielded at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per acre, were this year producing again with increased abundance, and growing with undiminished vigor. The figure at the head of this article is a nearly ex. act copy of one of the best of these trees, although there was but little difference in them in vigor and productive. ness. Good management and good cultivation told the whole story
12 X 16
15 X 16
DESIGN FOR A FARM-HOUSE.
For a locality which commands a wide prospect, or one
where an outlook over neighboring obstructions is desired, “Are dwarf pears successful ?" This question is asked the design here given may prove'a satisfactory one. It is many thousand times, and the correct answer would be intended for a farm-house of the larger class, and if built nearly the same as to the question, “Is the business of a of solid materials might properly be called a villa. It merchant successful ?” There is, however, this difference would, however, make a very satisfactory dwelling built of in favor of the dwarf pears, that success depends mainly, wood. The accommodation afforded in the ground plan, or almost wholly, on good management, while the mer. (fig. 1,) is sufficient for a large family living in liberal chant often fails from causes beyond his present control. It is said that out of every hundred persons who engage in mercantile pursuits, only five ultimately succeed. About the same proportion flourish and bear of all the dwarf pears set out. And it happens that just about that proportion of all that are set out receive good broadcast cultivation. Formerly many died from the use of bad stocks, and the selection of unsuitable varieties, but this evil has nearly disappeared. The fault now rests mainly with the management, when such free growing sorts as the Angouleme, Louise Bonne, and Winkfield are selected.
In comparing their management with the business of a merchant, it must not be supposed that to produce successful growth requires the deeply laid plans, eminent skill,
Fig. 1-PRINCIPAL FLOOR, and extensive knowledge that a successful merchant must style. The office at the right of the hall has a circular possess. On the contrary, well selected dwarf trees will stair-case in one corner, leading to a small library or study, generally do well if treated as well as a good farmer treats which can also be reached from the upper hall. The two bis corn and root crops—that is, by manuring annually, rooms taken together make an arrangement which every and by mellow, clean culture. It is true that a general" country gentleman " who loves to investigate the sciences knowledge of the principles of vegetable growth, and an which pertain to his sphere of activity, will particularly extensive experience in the application of these principles enjoy. The dining-room and kitchen accommodations are will often be of great service when new treatment is re- ample, and the stair-case hall through the centre of the quired for different localities, or when new maladies ap- house makes it cool and airy in summer, and is, besides, pear, but they are not indispensable to the ordinary routine.
While on a visit to the grounds of H. E. HOOKER of Rochester, last autumn, he showed us trees of the Louise Bonne of Jersey which had been carefully removed when quite large, and which were two years transplanted. They were bearing about a bushel each of large, handsome, delicious specimens. “That is the way,” said be, pointing to these loaded trees, " that dwarf pears' humbug' me every year !"-alluding to the frequent assertion that they bave proved a failure.
We are informed that T. G. YEOMANS of Walworth, Wayne Co., continues to be more and more successful with them. The past autumn he obtained five hundred dollars
Fig. 2-CHAMBER PIAN. from a third of an acre of his Angoulemes; and, as we are very convenient. The chamber plan (fig. 2,) furnishes suformed, -received twenty-five dollars a barrel for the fruit eight sleeping apartments, besides the study. The obser