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The Maine Farmer is responsible for the following: Mr. Clark Stanley, of Porter, has raised a crop of cranberries this year that excels anything of the kind that we have ever seen. He picked this season from a patch of ground that was sixteen feet square, seven bushels of nice cranberries, and there is, at least, another bushel on the vines, that he cannot gather at present for the water. These vines grow partly on ground that has been ploughed, with no cultivation whatever. They are of the Bell variety.
The flowers of this strikingly handsome new store plant are trumpet-shaped, of a delicate rosy blush, with a pure white mouth, produced in clusters on long terminal spikes. The foliage also is handsome, resembling that of the Magnolia. We are indebted to Messrs. Rol-lisson for the introduction of this plant, whose collector detected it in the district of Indramaya, in the western part of the Island of Java. Worthy of a place in every stove.
From the same locality as the above. The flowers are, however, white; in other respects, it resembles the foregoing.
The Rural Gentleman, Baltimore, Md. The American Farmer, Baltimore, Md.
In gathering winter fruit, the Atmost attention should be given; the slightest bruise lays a foundation for decay. No fruit should be sutered to freeze (unless we except the Isabella Grape), and there is mote likelihood ot erring in allowing it to hang too long than in pulling it too soon. Most varieties of pears are improved by being picked before fully ripe; a cool, dark apartment, where there is little variation of temperature, is best adapted for keeping fruit.
The thirty-second Annual Fair of the American Institute will open at Palace Garden, New York, on the 25th of September, and continue two weeks. The fair this year will be confined to Agricultural and Horticultural productions. The prize list, though somewhat wanting in discrimination, is a very liberal one, and ought to secure a grand exhibition. We bespeak for it the attention of all engaged in horticultural pursuits. We are to have a princely ball; let us also have a princely show of fruits and flowers.
We have received the Premium List of the Tenth Annual Fair of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture, which will be held on the Military or old Fair grounds, immediately we9t of the city, two squares from the State House. It will commence on Monday, September 29, and continue till the fourth of October. The prize list is a very liberal one, amounting to some $6000. We hope there will be a large display of articles, and a great crowd of people to look at them.
This is now being held at Water-town, (Sept. 17, 18, and 19,) and is said to be very fine. We regret that our engagements at Brooklyn and elsewhere prevent us from going. We shall endeavor to get some of the particulars for our next.