This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
Our agriculturists should be on the look out for a new candidate for their spite and ill will. It is a native of Peru, and probably Mexico, but begins to be pretty often met with in the neighborhood of large towns. About the Woodlands Cemetery near Philadelphia, it is tolerably abundant. It is a composite plant, or of the same natural order as the Rag weed, (Ambrosia artimesiaefolia) named by Botanists, Galinzogoa parviflora, and is an annual. It seeds when very small, yet grows one or two feet in height, and seems to be quite at home in our climate. The leaves are ovate and very hairy, and the flowers with a yellow disk, and five broad, but short white rays. It will reproduce hundreds of plants in a few weeks if left to seed; but fortunately it is annual, and has no other mode of reproduction. Moreover the least frost entirely destroys them for the season. P.
President, Benj. F. Huntington, Oneida County; Vice-Presidents, John Jay, of Westchester County, Charles S. Wainwright, of Dutchess County, Herman Wendall, of Albany, Calvin T. Hulburd, of St. Lawrence, John Butterfield, of Oneida, Francis M. Botch, of Otsego, James O. Sheldon, of Ontario, T. C. Peters, of Genesee; Corresponding Secretary, B. P. Johnson, Albany; Recording Secretary, Erastus Corning, Jr., Albany; Treasurer, Luther H. Tucker, Albany; Exieutive Committee, Hon. A. B. Dickinson, of Steuben, L. Chandler Ball, of Rensselaer, Charles P. Wood, of Cayuga, Ezra Cornell, of Tompkins, and Sam. T. Thome, of Dutchess.
P. Barry, Rochester; J. J. Thomas, Macedon; Charles Downing, Newburgh; S. B. Parsons, Flushing; John B. Eaton, Buffalo.
The duty of every State Committee, as defined in the by-laws, is "to forward to the general Chairman, one month before every meeting, state pomological reports, to be condensed by him for public action".
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The article on p. 365, December No. last, should have been credited to Edgar Sanders instead of Dr. Hull. On p. 362, read Musky instead of musty juice.
The Annual Meeting of this Society will be held on the second Wednesday of February. The "Winter Exhibition of Fat Cattle, Sheep, Poultry, Fruit, Grain, Ac, on Tuesday the 7th, Wednesday 8th, and Thursday, 9th February, at Albany. Address at the Capitol by Prof. E. Carr, Albany University, on Wednesday Evening, February 8th, and by the President, Lewis G. Morris, on Thursday evening.