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This is a new weekly, which has just made its appearance at our "table." It is published at Ellsworth, Maine, by Messrs. Wasson and Moor. Samuel Wesson, Editor. Price $ 1 per annum.
At the California State Fair, held at Sacramento. Sept. 18th to 23d, there were on exhibition a considerable quantity of fruit from the Eastern States, to be tested by the aide of the California fruit. The editor of The Californa Horticulturist says, that many of those varieties from the East showed a marked superiority in size and appearance to the same varieties grown in California* And yet in other varieties, the California fruit exhibited also a marked superiority. As far as late winter fruit is concerned, the Eastern fruit was considered preferable, because its firmness and unripe state guaranteed its fitness for long keeping. There appeared also to be a distinctiveness in characteristics of fruit from each section. More apparent in the Eastern fruit than in their own. The Eastern fruit was also noticeable for its peculiar polish or metallic lustre. The quality is not reported upon. We would like to hear further.
Leaves rather too large and too profoundly lobed; but the zone so rich in vermilion red, that we must put up with the irregularities of form; a splendid variety.
THE improvements one sees in household conveniences of various kinds now-a-days, are numerous and important. Considerable inspection of the various departments of living economy, of late, induces us to name a few, which may not be new to many readers, but to others may prove suggestive.
This is a now monthly folio of eight pages, published at Tarboro,, N. ft, at fifty cents a year. William B. Smith & Co., Editors. It is well made up, and gives promise of being a useful journal. The price, however, is too small.
The colored edition has the Lithographic Plates colored after the original subjects, which are unequaled as works of art, and should be in the hands of every one who grows fruit or flowers.
One Copy, one year, payable in advance.....Five Dollars.
Four Copies, " " to one address. Fifteen Dollars.
To Miller & Hayes, for one package of plants. To C. A. Reeser, for one box of flowers. To Marshall P. Wilder, for 100 plants of the President Wilder Strawberry. For American Agricultural Annual, 1871. For American Horticultural Annual, 1871. For Transactions Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1870.
Did our readers notice that our last number reached the good round figure of Three Hundred, and that we are now on the march with the first number of a new hundred ? Amid so many failures and changes in horticultural journalism, it is gratifying to find The Horticulturist just as successful after twenty-five years of varied life, as it was when first started.
Mr. J. J. H. Gregory, of Marblehead, Mass., is well known as one of the few leading seed growers in this country. He was the original introducer of the Hubbard squash and many other of our new and valuable vegetables. All seeds from him are warranted fresh and reliable. His advertisements will be found in this number and we invite attention to them. His illustrated catalogue for 1873 (now ready) will be sent free to all applicants.