This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Philadelphia Press says: "Burlington's veteran gardener, Nathaniel Stow-ell, aged 92 years, has discovered and proved the efficiency of green (garden) sage leaves as a thorough preventative of the ravages of the Colorado beetle upon growing potatoes. The odor of the leaves proves too offensive to the bugs and they seek other plants. These pests are more plentiful in this county than usual, and many farmers object to using Paris green, from the growing conclusion that its use in driving away the bugs affects the quality of the potato."
The writer saw a Colorado potato beetle evidently feeding on the turpentine exuded by the growing bud of an Austrian Pine this spring. They evidently have strong stomachs, but we give the paragraph above as mere news.