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The Delaware register, or, Farmers', manufacturers' & mechanics' advocate. [volume] (Wilmington, Del.) 1828-1829, June 27, 1829, Image 6

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When about the size of an egg, Urge pieces of slate stone, or
» shingle; the melons are also kept from ground worms by
* this process. Although our soil and climate are more power
ful and forcing, and might dispense in some measure with these
refinements bF the gurdner's art, yet thrfv will repay well for
Ute little time and attention required, and'I have always found
it my pleasure, and my advantage, to attend fo it regularly.
Weston, May 13, 1829. J. Si. G.
From the Npw Euglnnd Farmer.
GRAFTING the vine.
Mr Editor -*-After asking many fruitlesa attempts to cul
tivate the vine by grafting, I have the pa^t season, succeeded
to my entire satisfaction. The result of my experience I wish
to communicate to the lovers of horticulture through your use
ful paper.
Early last spring
they grew naturall'
I took two wild vines from the trees where
y, which I suppose were an hundred years
I dug a trench about si* incites deep, from the roots to
I» convenient place, where I had trained the vine to graft_
In this trench I buried the vine in suitable branches for graft
ing, and there inserted the grafts, which were also covered,
leaving only the eye above ground. At the usual time for such
buds to break, mine burst forth with a degree of exuberance,
which 1 had never before witnessed, insomuch that I had to
prune them every ten days throughout the season to keep them
in tolerable order. Some of these grafts grew nearly twenty
feet long, producing fine bearing wood for the next year, and
several fine bunches of grapes the first season. I think on a
moderate calculation I shall have the ensuing season, several
bushels of grapes from my two vines.
Hamilton County, Ohio, March 25, 1829.
The following receipt for the manufacture of currant wine
is by Dr Green, of Mansfield, Mass.
" Let the currants be fully ripe and freed from all leaves,
webs of insects, and decayed or defective fruit ; break and press
out the juice, and to every gallon of juice add two gallons of
water, and to every gallon of this mixture three and one fourth
pounds of good clean sugar, one gill of good brandy, and one
fourth of an ounce of alum pulverized. Mix well together,
and put the same into a clean cask. To expedite the process,
ascertain the number of gallons the cask intended for the wine
will contain—calculate the proportions of the ingredients_
put into the cask the juice, brandy and alum—dissolve the
gar in water, and fill the cask, and with a stick mix the whole
>" In the month of March following, draw off the wine, ad
ding one gill of brandy to a gallon, and the wine is excellent,
and improves by age. After the wine is drawn off, the residue
may be worked into vinegar, or be suspended in a thick bag, in
a cool place, that the remaining wine may filter out and be
Vineyards .—In a late excursion to the Western part of the
State, we were gratified by the flourishing appearance of seve
ral Vineyards, planted a year or two ago, which promise to
yield forthwith a profitable return for the labor and skill be
stowed on them. Two of these were in Jones county, of con
siderable size. We heard of one in Jasper, containing eight
acres. Gen Watson's, in this county, is large, and Mr John
H. Howard's, near this place, ia, from what we have heard,
most promising. Other gentlemen are planting the grape
vine on a smaller scale, and every where the choicest kinds
are sought for. Mr M'Call, of Laurens, who may be
sidered the first promoter of the vine culture in our State, is
extending his Vineyard, and improving by experience in the
art of making wine; the introduction of which into general
use in the place of whiskey, rum, and brandy, would in our
opinion do more for the cause of temperance and morality,
than will be effected by all t|ie " Temperance Societies" that
can be formed. JV. C. Paper.
A sprightly writer in the York, (I'a.) Recorder as
serts that in the gettingup of domestic carpets the ladies
of that Borough have arrived at a pitch of" unrivalled
excellence, and eminent perfection." It is not in
Speaking of a " solitary specimen" a " precious pat
tern piece" that these terms are applied ; but as due
to the general character and beauty Of the fabrics fur
nished by that branch of domestic industry—which is
Carried to considerable extent there. The writer says
he " would challenge the towns, not only of any sis
ter county, but of the State and the Union, for the
production of so many ami so handsome samples of
genuine homemade carpeting—really family fabrics,
designated alike for use and ornament—as this littlc
ooted and out-lawed town can furnish. Why many of
them are so beautiful in colors, so exquisite in compo
sition, so firm in texture, and withal so splendid in the
Haut ensemble, that it is with reluctance the mind can
be brought to Cotisent to the servile degradation of
treading them underfoot. Even the common rag floor
cloths—which are generally such unpretending and
unsightly products—here assume, in coloring and-in
pattern, an appearance not ordinary in its claim toad
miration ; and many an old coat has been worked up
with such superlative skill, that on its re-appearance
as a constituent part of a carpet, it- was far more ex
quisite than it had ever seemed when originally worn,
by its dandy owner, in all the pride of fashionable
novelty !"
Those who argue against protecting manufactures, insist on
forgetting that without this protection the foreigner womd get
tiie control of our market, and when he once had it, he would
be able to put up prices fifty per cent higher than
facturera now compeil him to sell for. Some people seem to
imagine that cotton can be manufactured to order,
grinds a grist, and that goods ought to be furnished only when
the consumer calls for them. All beyond this they denomi
nate a ruinous extension of business, [t may prove so in in
dividual cases, but it will never be true in the aggregate.
Prov. American.
Burnap's Patent Veneer Cutter .—We would call the at
tention of Cabinet and Coach Makers, Ship Builders, and
others, to some beautiful specimens of Veneers, which are
now exhibited in the area of Merchant's Hall. They are
cut by a newly invented and very ingenius machine, the pro
prietor of which informs us, that about I0U0 feet may be
sawed in a day, and twelve veneer may be cut to the inch of
wood, including the waste by sawing. By this method, noth
ing is lost by planing, as the wood only requires polishing
after coining from the machine. It will cut to any size re
quired, and, a peculiar advantage attending it is, that from a
small stick of only three or four inches in diameter,
may be obtained of several feet in length. We saw one
which we were informed was forty feet long and about four
in width. The proprietor, Mr William C. Perkins, will
main in town for a few days, previous to his departure for the
south. Boston Dai. Ado.
our nianti
a miller
a v entier
Tlte Baltimore Gazette contains a view of the
" Baltimore Locomotive Engine,
carrying passengers upon the rail road with great
speed, and without so much distress to the horse as is
the case hy the present mode,
animal, it is intended, shall ride on the carriage, be
ing hooked to the frame of the body and walking up
on a revolving floor, which floor is placed on endless
chains or bands of leather, ant! they passing round
drums or pulley wheels placed on both axles of the
carriage, in such a way that when the horse is put in
motion, he being hooked to the body of the carriage,
and travelling upon this revolving floor, communicates
a propelling power to the road wheels ; by this means
the increase in the speed of the carriage over the
t.ual travel of the horse or other animal, wor'd be in
proportion as the diameter of the drawers, or pulley
wheels, are smaller than the road wheels—that is, sup
posing tlfe horse to walk at the rate of three miles pet
hour, the carriage and horse will he propelled fifteen
miles in the same time, and wit brittle fatigue to the
New York, June 16.
Brave defence .—A house on Brooklyn Heights, oc
cupied by the children of the late Dr Smith, was en
tered by two negro men on Saturday night last, about
12 o'clock, with an intention of robbing it. The eld
est child, a boy, only sixteen, who had risen to see
whence the noise proceeded, on opening the door had
a horse pistol thrown at him by one of the villains, and
then was fired at by the other. The loaded pistol they
had brought with them ; the other had been taken from
a trunk. The youth, with a courage and spirit which
would have done credit to any man, knowing that he
was the only defender of his five iittle sisters and bro
thers, and not perceiving that a slug from the pistol
had passed through his arm, seized a niU3ket which
stood in the room to resist the wretches. Recollect
ing that he had before taken out the priming, on
count of the children, he shook the piece, hoping some
of the charge might be got into the pan ; but failing
in this, he butted his gun, and by repeatedly beating
the negroes, drove them off.
The eldest sister alarmed by the noise, had been
beard to enquire the cause ; when he called to her to
an invention fot
The horse, or other
take care of herself and the little ones. One of the
negroes cante up to her while she was leading them
away, and blew out the lamp in her hand—not how
ever, until she observed ho had a large knife. The
courageous girl, in spite of all this, after having taken
the two children to a neighbor's door, whore she con.
sidered them in safety, returned to the house ; but the
robbers had fled, and she met her brother almost
vered with his own blood. The wound is not at all
dangerous, but we cannot but hope that both police
officers and private citizens will use extraordinary ex
ertions to apprehend the monsters, who could engage
in a crime so aggravated by their depravity and cow
ardice, and the condition of that little orphan family.
Daily Advertiser.
Washington, June 24 —On the opening of the Court yes.
terday, when an opinion was expected to have been delivered
on the demurrer to the last bill of indictment against Tobuir
Judge Cranch, addressing the Bar, said that the Court had
encountered a difficulty in the case. The name of the parly
was not properly included in the indictment. The word To
bias was not to be found in it; nor was the place of residence,
or the mystery, trade, or calling of the accused stated. Wheth
er these omissions could be taken advantage of in a demurrer
to the indictment, the Court wished to consider; and suggest
ed to the gentlemen to consider well before it was argued ta
the Court. The Court very much doubted, from their exam
nation, whether advantage could be taken of it to sustain the
demurrer. The elementary writers doubt upon the subject,
connecting it with the casa of error in the name, &c. and the
Court doubts. [The name of T. Watkins is given aa signed
in the '* abstract," and the indictment always refers to him
as "said" Watkins.]
Mr Co if, Counsel for the accused, said, there w
authorities to show that udvantagè could be taken of this omis
sion after the demurrer. If the demurrer should be overruled,
it might be taken advantage of to quash the indictment.
Mr Key, Counsel for the United States, said, whatever
might be the opinion of the Court on other questions, it was
desirable that the opinion of the Court should be pronounced
upon the point which had been argued and discussed before it.
The reason why the indictment appeared as it does is, that it
has been exactly copied from the presentment by the Grand
The Chief Justice said that the Conrl had not had an op
portunity of deliberating on this question, all not being to.
gather, until this morning. Upon consultation, they had not
precisely agreed upon the question whether it be necessary,
in an indictment, to make use of the word " forged." That
point the Court wished fur another day :o consider.
The Court then passed to other business.
J\'at Intel.
Washington, June 25.—The opinion of the Circuit Court
of this District, on the demurrer to the last found indictment
against T. Watkins, was pronounced yesterday by Judge
Thruston, who statetTthat the Court having formed ils opin
ion upon one of the various grounds of objection taken to the
indictment, viz: that it did not contain the technical words
forge or counterfeit, said, that upon that point the Court was
of opinion that the indictment could not be sustained.
Judge Crunch expressed a different opinion upon this point
in the case, but the Court declined giving any opinion upon
the other grounds of objection. sit'd.
From the Ilaltimore American, June 53.
The brig Volant, Finney, arrived at this port yes
terday morning in 50 clays from Buenos Ayres, and 48
from Monte Video. The Volant sailed from Buenos
Ayres on the 1st. and from Monte Video on the 4th
May. The greatest confusion and alarm pervaded ti e
city of Buenos Ayres, which was closely invested by
the troops of Santa Fe and the other interior provin
ces, under command of Governor J opez of Santa Fe,
A battle or series of skirmishes commenced on the
27th of April in the outskirts of Buenos Ayres—the
fight was continued on the 28th and afterwards ; and
when the Volant sailed Captain Finney reports that it
was generally believed the Provincial Army would en
ter the city on the following day. Business was en
tirely suspended, and the houses and shops generally
closed. Such was the disorder and confusion that
Capt. Finney was detained several days after he was
ready to sail, before he could obtain his clearance
from the Custom House. Numbers of the citizens
and foreigners, male and female, had taken refuge en
board of vessels in the harbor. A report prevailed
that Gen. Lavalle, who had advanced a couple of
leagues from tbe city, hod been cut off by the Mot *

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