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The show of vegetables was far beyond anything that could have been expected with reference to the unusual. ly unfavorable season. The cauliflower was beautiful and would have vied with any in Covent Garden. The cabbage was also very fine. The peus were excellent, and there were two fine baskets of English or rather Cape broad beams. Carrots from Cape seed were superior to preceding years ; onions and leeks, though few, were large and good and the red beet and salad were in good season. Only two baskets of artichokes were visible, and potatoes very few. Of native vegetables, the pure white and red bringals were most conspicuous ; ibe celery though good, was not sufficiently blanched.
The scene was altogether attractive, and the number of ladies who graced the Hall, rendered it doubly
Let us hope, now that they have found their way to the Town Hall, they will not consider it beneath their attention to get up a Floricultural exhibition. The highest noblemen and noblewomen in England compete now for prizes in Horticulture, and if the ladies in India would only set their fair hands and heads to work, we should get on even more rapidly in the flower garden, than we have done in that of the kitchen. We intreat the ladies to give this subject their immediate consideration. We have noble proof of what they can do and have done in furthering ihe great objects of education, and charity ; let them bestow a very small portion of time and means to “ flowers of loveliness," and we shall not despair of seeing the dahlia, the crocus, ranunculus, moss rose, gum. listus, lavender and the innumerable list of pretty flowers that adoro our English parterres, brought to emulate ibose in our native land.
We understand that the secretary has applied to Messrs. Noble and Sons, of Fleet-street, for a supply of rare flower seeds against next cold season.
Among the visitors who were present, we noticed Sir Edward Ryan. Sir John P. Grant and Mrs. Pen. nington, Captain Hobson of the Royal Navy. Several Officers of ilis Netherland Majesty's ship of war, Dr. Wallich, &c.
The medals and rewards, were distributed by Mrs. Pennington, in the following order.
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE. For the best sample,...
*FRENCH BEANS. For the best sample,....
Red Beer. For the best sample.....
Leeks. For the best sample,....
Onions, For the best sample,....
*Windsor Beans. For the best sample,.... For the 2d best,...
TOMATA. For the best sample,., ..
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12 177 For the best sample of Pepper (grown by Mr. R. S. Homfray's Mallee..
03 For other smaller prizes,..
Total Medals, Rs..... 12,200 1 8
Judges. 0 5 Dr. Wallich, Dewan Ramcumul Sen, W. Storm and 0 3M. F. Gilbon, Esqrs.
[flu, kuru, Jan. 13.
AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF INDIA.
The anniversary meeting of this society was held at | E. Preston, R. Smith, W. Cracroft, and W. F. Gibbon, the Town Hall, on Wednesday morning, the 10th Ja. Esqrs., Baboo Cassinauth Bhose, J. H. Stocqueler, nuary, 1838, at half.past nine o'clock,
D. B. Syers, G. A. Prinsep, D. Hare, W. G. Rose, PRESENT.
Jas. Fergusson, W. Speir, D. F. Me Leod, N. Macken. N. Wallich, Esq., M. D., V.P., in the chair.
zie. D. ilcPherson, J. H. Haines, A. Poi teous, and The Hon. Col. Relling, Col. D. McLeod, Dr. John Jenkins, Esqrs., and John Bell, Esq. Huffnagle, Dr. A. R. Jackson, C. K. Robison, Esq., Visitors. – Messrs. Spry and Dearman. W'm. Storm, Esq., R. Watson, Esq., Hon. W. H. L. The proceedings of last meeting were read and confirmed. Melville, Capt. H. Carter, A. Beattie, M. A. Bignell, The following gentlemen, proposed at the last meet
The Revd. F. Wybrow ; Cowrkristnath Roy Baha- Committee of Papers.-Dr. Wallich, W. Cracroft,
Nursery Committee .-Dr. Wallich, W. Storm, Dr. and Captain F. Smallpage.
Huffnagle, W. F. Gibbon, Capt. Leach, and John Bell. The following gentlemen were proposed as members :
The secretary read the annual report of the society L. Saget, Esq., of Sicrigully, Bhaugulpore, proposed including that of the collector, for the past year, which by H. Piddington, Esq., and seconded by the secretary exhibited very satisfactory evidence of the increasing
W. Vansittart, Esq., and Capt. F. W. Birch, pro interest, to the objects of the institution, both as regards posed by F. P. Strong, Esq.,' and seconded by the the past yeır 243 names had been added to the list of
its financial resources, and numerical strength. During secretary
members, and only three retirements, two of those being Thomas Gibbon and James Casserat, Esqrs., pro gentlemen leaving Calcutta, and the other, having no posed by W. F. Gibbon, Esq., and seconded by the time to attend to its proceedings. secretary
Proposed by Mr. Cracroft, seconded by Dr. Wallich,
Resolved. That the reports just read be a lopted.
Proposed by Dr. Wallich, seconded by Mr. G. A. by William Storm, Esq.
Prinzep, that the thanks of the society be given to Mr.
Bell for drawing up these reports. R. S. Strickland, Esq., proposed by the Secretary and seconded by William Storm, Esq.
The vice president, next called attention to the an.
nual exhibition of vegetables, and anniversary dinner, H. H. Spry, Esq., (Assistant Surgeon,) proposed by and proposed that the same course be adopted on this, Dr. Wallich, and seconded by the Hon. Col. Rehling. as on the former occasion, viz., that the time and details
Capt. W. N. Forbes, (Engineer,) proposed by C. K. regarding the exhibition of vegetables and the dinner be Robison, Esq., and seconded by Dr. Wallich.
lelt to the Committee of Management. This proposiWilliam Mackenzie, Esq. proposed by A. Beattie, tion was adopted by the meeting. Esq., and seconded by Dr. Jackson.
Read the report of the Caoutchouc Committee on the The meeting then proceeded to the annual election motion made by Mr. Cracroft at last meeting. The of office bearers, when all the officers of the past year
committee recommend that the gold medal be awarded were re-elected, the list therefore remains the same with, as embodied in the proposition.
10 Lieutenant Vetch on the condition being coniplied
Resolved.—That the report be adopted.
at last meeting
The committee report, that a machine after Mr. A. M. Low and William Storm, Esqrs.
less cost than one thousand rupees, and that it is not SECRETARY and COLLECTOR.—John Bell, Esq. expedient to incur this cost, with reference to the ad. NATIVE SECRETARY,- Dewan Ramcomul Sen.
vantage it might possess over machines of similar con
Resolved. That the committee's report be adopted.
Read the reports of the Nursery Committee, made
valion of sugar.cane, and resolutions upon which the J. Dougal, J. W. Masters, and John Bell.
supplies of cane expected from Jubbulpore and Bour.
Resolved, that the Committee's reports be confirmed.
of Her Majesty's ships of war touching at Otaheite, to Coffee ond Tobacco.—Dr. Storm, Dr. Wallich, H. bring such quantity of the cane of that island as they Walters, G. A. Prinsep, Capt. Leach, D.W. H. Speed, may be able convenien!ly to carry for the use of this H. M. Low, D. Hare, and John Bell.
society," had been carried into effect by the secretary
addressing a letter to that authority. Implements of Husbandry and Machinery.-Col. D. McLeod, E. Sterling, James Prinsep, W. Cracroft,
NOTICE OF MOTION, Ramcomul Sen, C. K. Robison, H. Walters, Radha. kant Deb, Dr. Huffoagle, D. Hare, and John Bell. Proposed by A. Beattie, Esq.-" That with a view
to the improvement of sugar cultivation in Bengal, this Caoutchouc and Oil Seeds.- Dr. Wallich, Professor society having employed all the means in their power to O'Shauglinessy, Ramcomul Sen, W. Speir, Radhakant obtain a sufficient supply of a better description of cane Deb, J. P. Marcus, Dr. Corbyn and John Bell. than is indigenous in this country; and there being only
Improvement of Cattle-Dr. Wallich, H. Walters, Na limited quantity now in their possession, and bet Alexander, C. K. Robison, Dr. Huffnagle, W. Storm, slender prospects of an early accomplishment of this W. P. Grant, G A. Prinsep, W. F. Gibbon, Dr. Jack. desirable object, on a sufficiently extensive scale
secretary be requested to address the Government From Dr. Wallich, dated December 21st, annexing
the subject, and solicit Pis Honor the extract of a letter to his address from Mr. Richards of President in Council
, to consider whether, for an object ihe Royal Botanic Garden at St. Denis at Bourbon, fraught with such extensive benefit, and of such general under date 26th October last, in which that gentleman utility, the Government could employ at an early period promises to transmit very shortly a box of cactus with one of their own vessels in bringing up a supply of seed cocheniller fina,” and 25 cases of Batavian sugar cage from Otaheite, this society would undertake to disuibute it in the most pruilent manner, to secure the best possible result from the same, in the sugar cultiva Society of Assam, dated September 16th, announcing
From Lieut. H. Bigge, Secretary to the Agricultural tion throughout this presiilency."
the formation of a branch society at Gowbatti, on the The following communications were read. From Dr.15th September, under the title of " The Assam AgriR. Wight, of Madras, dated December 21st, transmitting cultural and Horticultural Society," and soliciting the 410 more copies of plates of dye lichens to complete the aid and advice of the Parent Society, towards furthernumber required for the transactions, viz. 500, forwarding the objects of this association. ing copy of a correspondence with the Madras Govern.
N. B. The cause assigned in the precis of last ment on the subject of lichens, and reg retting this ina- month's proceedings, for the delay in acknowledging bility to furnish more information at present regarding he receipt of a communication from R. Montgomery, them, but promising to do so, when in his power to pro Esq., of Azimgur, is equally applicable to the above cure it. The l'ice President here called the attention of the
From Major Sleeman, dated" on the Ganges,” Demeeting to the subject of certain observations made by cember 14111, stating that in accordance with the request the secretary in his precis of the meeting of the 8t1 conveyed in the secretary's last letter, he has asked Lieut. November, 1837, in a letter from Dr. Wiglie, of Madras, Brown to transmit, on account of the society's nursery, to Dr. Wallich, which was read on that occasion, and a good supply of cane from his Jubbulpore plantation, stated that from lelters that had since passed, which he ind that the same may be expected to reach the presi. thought it unnecessary to bring forward, he was sorry " lency in the early part of February next. say, had given offence to Dr. Wight. The Vice President then read the extracts and obser secting the Otaheite cane, and mentioning the circum
Conveying, in reply to queries, some informatiou resvations in question, after hearing which the meetinstance, that at Deyrah, a solution of the cedar-oil in water, was of opinion, that nothing of an offensive nature ap has been found an effectual preventive to the attack of peared in the secretary's remarks.
wirants on this species of cane. The secretary, however, observed, that as the remark made in Dr. Wight's communication in the precis of the
From Lieut. Charles Brown, dated Jubbulpore, De8th November meeting. were his own, and not those o:
ember 7th, intimating his intention of forwarding to the the society, he begged to “ propose that a minute bi
care of R. Lowther, E«q., of Allahabad, 2 hackery loads made in the proceedings, to the effect that the paragrap!
of Otaheite sugar-cane, from Major Sleeman's plantation. which appeared in the precis of a meeting of the Bui Seating that he has advised Mr. Lowther of this in. November miglit be cancelled, which was assented to ended despatch, and has requested that gentleman to
From Dr. Wallich, dated December 19th, presentin ransmit the canes to the society by the first steamer lea. on the part of Mr. C. Magley, a small quantity of nan ing Allahabad. Mentioning that if required, he can kin cottoo see:l.
end down a further supply next month. From Capt. Sanders, Secretary to the Military Boarii d ated Deceinber 1511, in reply to the secretary's letter o
From Dr. H. H. Spry to Dr. Wallich, dated Decemthe 8ih instant, on the subject of guinea grass, returns the
er 17, presenting a small supply of sugar.cane procura
id from Car-Nicobar, where it grows in a wiki stale. society the thanks of the Board, for the information there in containerlo
forwarding a few copies of the proceedings of the Agria
ultural Committee of the Royal Asiatic Society. From Capt. A. Bogle, dated Kyouk Phyoo, Decem. ber 3.d, advising despatch by the Krishna of a paret 19, forwarding a letter to his address from Dr. H. H.
From Dr. Wallich to the secretary, dated December containing samples of Arracan rice, together with a lis and prices of the same during the past and presen! year, lumber) are in good condition, and have been planted
pry, and stating that the cane therein alluded to (11 in and conveying information regarding this, the most impor tant staple product of the province.
put in the society's nursery. Stating that he lias also forwarded by the same vessel,
From Lieutenant C. Burnett, dated Beaur, Novem. three bottles of genuine Sanrioway tobacco seed any
ber 29, advising despatch by dak banghy of the followsugar.cane ciit in the island of Ramree, as samples of
ng, viz. sample of a species of barley termed “celestial,” the cane of Arracan, which seem to be superior to the
ultivated in the vicinity of Beaur; sample of maize common cane of Bengal. Asking for a supply of seeii
frown from American seed forwarded by the society paddy, cotton seed, and Otaherite cane, mentions his ome time ago, and sample of nankin cotton, the produce endeavours to discover berls of coal, and iron ore, which of Captaio Dixon's garden. are known to exist on that coast, and requesting infor- Annexing a memorandum regarding the cultivation of mation on the subject of caoutchouc.
he cotton seed supposed to be American (of the proFrom Dr. W. G. Maxwell, dared December, for. Juce of which a sample of cotton has been forwarded, warding, for presentation to the society, two large sized care of Dr. McLean, who may be expected to reach colored drawings, from nature, of two species of the to
Calcutta in January. bacco plant, natives of the Northern Circars.
Alludes to the attempts made to introdace the OtaFrom R. W. Chew, Esq., dated December 18th, heite sugar-cane in that part of the country, in which forwarding a bunch of juneree, the produce of his gar- they have been frustrated by the depredations of the den.
white ani, and requesting advice, as to the best means From the Revd. T. Boaz, dated December 21st, for of destroying them. warding on the part of Capt. A. Bogle, the several ar- From.R. Watson, Esq., dated December 26, enclos. ticles alluded to in that gentleman's letter, viz, 3 bottles ing a letter to his address from Mr. J. C. Warner, dated Sandoway tobacco seed, 3 sugar canes, and a packet con. Guttaul, December 21, on the subject of a second unsuc.
of area cocoons transmitted by Captain Jenkins, and of | From Government, 3 copies of a pamphlet, contain.
The Hon. Mr. Melville proposes to open a commu. ment may be made, on the cocoons produced by them. lio obtain the productions particularly of the Himalaya,
Specimens of Bhaugulpore tusser wound raw silk, that gentleman had well ascertained and was sure they from James Pintel, Esq., were forwarded by - Shaw, will supply in return any product, which may be Esq., of which particulars will be given hereafter, as to
desired. the mode of reeling it off.
The secretary intimated that he had addressed the From D. F. MacLeod, Esq., (no date) received De. Highland Socieiy, last year, and had forwarded a copy cember 29, presenting specimens of tusser raw silk from of this Society's transactions, but he thought there was Seonee.
scarcely time yet to receive a reply. The meeting From Dr. Wallich, dated January 3, reporting on a
was unanimous in iis anxiety to be placed in communitrial made in the society's nursery of samples of Gulph cation with that and all societies of a similar paiure cotton seed received from D. B. Syers, Esq.
and Mr. Melville and Dr. Jackson, offered to co-opeFrom J. Fagan, E<q , C. Assistant Surgeon, Rung, object. The latter gentleman also offered to procure
rate in England and Scotland, towards effecting this pore, dated sin December, forwarding a specimen of for this society any books, or information, that were cotton, grown near the foot of the bills by a race of peo- required from England. ple called “ Mace." From D. B. Syers, Esq., forwarding samples of cotton
The thanks of the society were directed to be offered seed alluded to in his letter of the 25th November last. for the foregoing communications and presentations. Memo.- This is the seed to wbich Dr. Wallich's re
N. B. The society give the foregoing precis of the port above noted, alludes.
various letters and papers submitted to them, with a From Dr. Cheek, Secretary to the Burdwan Society, of the public without professing to answer for the cer
view to their acknowledgment, and for the information dated December 29, forwarding samples of Virginia tainty of the facts, or the propriety of the reasonings tobacco, guinea grass, arrow root, and cheese punkin, therein contained, which musi rest on the creditor the produce of the branch society's garden.
judgment of the writers. From R. S. Hompfray, Esq., dated Barripore, Janu.
John Bell, Secretary, ary 5, presenting two samples of paddy, grown by him near Barripore, one marked A, of a description fermed
Agricultural and Horticultural Society. “ Teelsaugor," the other marked B, called “Hulleed. zoorie," and giving an account of the manner of culti- Town Hall, Calcutta, Jan. 10, 1838. vating, and of the expense attending the same.
From G. Leyburn, Esq., dated January 8, presenting some barley for seed.
From Dr. Huffnagle, dated January 9, presenting in the name of A. Graham, Esq., of Dowlutgunge, Kish. naghur, specimens of Indian corn, the produce of ye. veral successive generations, raised from American seed A meeting of this committee took place at the resi. received in 1834.
rence of the secretary on Wednesday evening, the 20th
December, 1837. From Dr. F. P. Strong, dated January 10, presenting a small supply of English rye grass seed and Dutch PRESENT.-N. Wallich, m. D. ; C. Huffaagle, m. D.;
W.F. Gibbon, Esl.; John Bell, E-qr. clover seed.
From D. W. H. Speed, Esq., dated January 10, for The committee had previously visited the Nursery, warding a stock of sugar-cane said to be Olaheite. and found the suger-cane, recently planteil, coining up From Messers. Vilmorin, Andrew and Co., dates Plot No. 12 of Dr. Huffnagle's plan, was holed ready
very regularly, notwithstanding the continued drought. Paris
, April 28th, to the address of H. Piddington, Esq. for the receptiou of more caue ; plot No. 14 was being advising despatch on account of this soceity of a box trenched. containing an assortment of seeds, numerous as to va. riety, but in quantities so small, as hardly to be di- Resolved.– That the ripe cane in plot No. 1, be sisible.
forth with cut down and planted out in plot No. 12. The secretary has also to acknowledge the following Resolved. That the ground now treuching be reserve
ed for expected supplies. A cob of maize received from Sir E. Ryan, length
Dr. Wallich read an extract of a letter this-day re10 inches, circumference 7 inches, and number of
ceived from Mr. Richard, Superintendent of the Bota.
nical Garden at Bourbon, dated 26th October, 1837, From the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and stating that he had prepared a case of cactus, on which Ireland, (received from Alessers. Thacker and Co.,)|he intended to transport to this society the grana-fina
insect, and promising to follow up this despatch by Proceedings of the Committee of Agricultural and more in the event of accident or failure. Commerce 12 copies.
Mr. Richard also informs Dr. Wallich, that he had Aleo, through the same channel, a copy of the address made ready 25 cases for the reception of Batuvia cane, of the President of the Medico Botanical Society. destined for the society's Nursery.
From the Madras Agricultural Society (received Dr. Wallich informed the committee, that he had a through Dr. Wigli) a copy of instructions for the cul sinall plantation of the cactus cochinellifer, and in anti. eivation of the Mauritius sugar cane, and notes on dye sipation of this supply of insect, had recently extended
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NURSERY
its journal No. 7.
In regard to the 25 cases of cane expected, it was resolved that they be immediately planted out on arrival. dence of W. F. Gibbon, Esq., on Friday evening, 5th
A meeting of the committee took place at, the resi
January, 1838. The secretary read a letter to his address, received from Captain Brown, in charge of Major Sleeman's cane PRESENT.-N. Wallich, m. D.; C. Huffaagle, u D.; plantation at Jubbulpore, bearing daie 7th December, W. F. Gibbon and John Bell. intimating his intention in reference to the secretary's letter of the 24th February last, lo despatch in a day or The committee visited the Nursery, and found that two, 2 hackery-loails of caves for the society, to the care with reference to a resolution, passed on the 20th ultimo, of Mr. Lowther at Allahabad, with a request that the the greater portion of the old stock of sugarcane of plot latter gentleman would take the first opportunity of for. No. 1, had been cut and planted out, warding them by steam to Calculia.
That the sugar-cane received from Captain Bogle, of Read the secretary's reply to Captain Brown, dated Arracan, through Mr. Boaz, had not come up, and 18th December, thanking him for his attention to the from their appearance could not be expected. wishes of the society, and with reference to the latter para. of bis letter, and anticipating the concurrence of That plots 14 and 15 were mostly trenched, and ihe committee and of the society, (as Captain Brown partly dressed with lime. required immediate notice) soliciting a further supply of 10 hackery-loads, which would make in all, 12 loads,
That the West India ginger roots were now ready to
be taken up
Read a letter that day received from Major Sleemao, daled on the Ganges, December 14, stating that he had Resolred. That they be taken up and kept carefully instructed Caplain Browo to yive the socieiy a supply of in sand, and that an alvertisement be sent to ihe papers, cane, and promising to give further information on the with a view to collect the names of parties desirous of questioa of saccharine richness, compared with the juice having a small supply; but that none be delivered until of the country cane, when he should have time to follow after a month's date of the first advertisement, when in. up the enquiry.
tending cultivators shall be entitled to equal shares, reserving a small quantity to keep up a supply in the
Nursery Resolved. -That as the cotton beds had done their office, and with relerence to the original design of the society, with regard to the Nursery, the land now under Syers, Esq., had partially vegetated in gumlabs only
The cotton seed (Gull) offered for sale by D. B coitoa cultivation be opened for cane cutlings, when they that on the open ground had not sprung up. arrive.
Resolved.—That it does not appear to the committee Resolved. - That the Secretary's application to Cap. prudent to recommend a purchase of the seed. tain Brown, appears to the committee, judicious, and that it be confirmed.
(Sd) N. Wallicu. (Sd) Thomas Leach, C.HUFFNAGLE.
WM. STORM, Resolved. - That Major Sleeman is entitled to the besi thanks of the coinmitiee in giving effect to the society's
Jonx BELL. wishes, as advised in his leiter to the address of ibe secretary read this eveniny.
Hurkaru, January 13.]
HOWRAH SEAMEN'S HOSPITAL.
As there are a good many vessels in the river at this the establishment is conducted on principles of econo. period of the year, an opportunity is perhaps afforied us my without impairing efficiency, and the greatest atten. of effectively Irawing attention to the Howrath Seamen's tion is paid to the comfort of the officer or sailor, who Hospital, and the merit of the party (Mr. J. W. Lin. may seek the advantages of the asylum. Dr. Green toa) to whose superintendence it is entrusted. We have acis as surgeon and physician to the institution, and the before us a small brochure, reciting the advantages of the Rev. Mr. Bowyer affords spiritual aid and consolation institution, and exhibiting the names of those captains of to the suffering patient. There are besides these genof ships who have borne telimony to its general utility. tlemen, other officers attached to the establishment, Of the number of seamen admitted into the Hospital, whose duty it is to attend to the sick tenants. Altogether, not less than 1,104 have been cured, between the month the Hospital merits the support of the mercantile and