This plant bears a small kind of grain, much cultivated and extensively consumed in India and Egypt, and the interior of Africa; it is quite equal in nutritive value to the average of English wheats, and yields a beautiful white flour. Prof. Johnson, recently deceased, analyzed it, and found that it contained 11 1/4 per cent. of gluten Now, since gluten is the chief nutritive ingredient of all our grains, this comparison of the professor exhibits, at once, a nutritive value for the Dhoora that surpasses some of the richest grains in use for the food of man or stock.

Borne of this grain has been raised this year by Major R. A. Griffin, of Abbeville, S. C, and it has proven to be a valuable crop, as we learn by the Abbeville Banner. He planted it some time in April, four feet in the row, and fifteen inches in the drill, depositing five or six grains in a hill. He afterwards thinned down to one stalk, transplanting to hills that were deficient. This thinning is necessary, from the strong tendency of the plant to sucker and spread. The soil, such as would be selected for common corn, should be properly prepared and manured before planting; the yield is from eighty to one hundred bushels per acre.

Extending his experiments, recently, to the green stalk of the Dhoora, Major G. discovered a cause of its being so much relished by stock, and its singular fattening effects, in addition to the excellent qualities of its grain. He found, on chewing the stalk, which he perceived was consumed in this way by the stock, that it was exceedingly rich in cane juice - but little inferior to the sugar cane itself. - Scientific American.

Howard Daninis, Esq., architect of New York, has just returned from Europe with a portfolio of drawings, and many useful and interesting facts regarding houses, gardens, etc, which may be advantageously adopted in this country. Mr. Daniels was much interested in the ornamental effects now produced in domestic architecture, by the proper display of brickwork, and has many designs to exhibit the results in a great variety of forms. This style is just coming into fashion, and may be seen in some recent examples in Philadelphia, where a prodigious effect is produced by simple means united to good judgment and taste.

A gentleman who spends his time and money in foreign lands studying their arts, as Mr. Daniels has done, for the purpose of improving the taste of his countrymen, is entitled to as much credit and notice as he who imports improved varieties of trees or fruits, or fine breeds of animals, and more than the professional politicians who carry the day. Mr. Daniels is a landscape gardener as well as architect, and his address is Broadway, New York.