Astronomical Notes

Berlin H. Weight
1878 Scientific American  
&±2E lying upon the vein in the upper one thousand feet of rock. low men. My friends, I have lived to see great progress and State. Yet many interesting and important facts have al. Below this it is known to be going on for fifteen hundred, improvement in the agriculture and horticulture of our ready been ascertained. The general want of knowledge feet further. At 2,400 feet it is nearly uniform, neither in· I country, much of which may be primarily traced to the among cotton planters (or
more » ... among their superinten. creaRe nor decrease being observed. The miners cut through enterprise and labors of Massachusetts men. Suffice it to' dents, for the planters are mostly away from home at this sea. singular bands of hot and cold rocks, a fact which .eems to say, that, from the day when Governor Endicott planted his I son) on the most noticeable and important habits of the cot. � ugge � t that the ? rigin of t�e local heat is the m � tion . whi ? h pe � r tree � t Salem, whi ? h still lives; from the day that Peri· I to � worm is the more remarkable, considering the losses sus. IS takmg place m tangential and orthogonal directIOns m gnne White planted his apple tree at Marshfield, Mass.; talDed by them from this insect in the past. I find that the the earth's crust as the result of its slow contraction by cool· from the day when our society was formed it has stood pro· I opinions of the most observant are seldom founded on intel. ing. It is thought the lode will continue hot, but not in· minently before the world as a leader and patron of agricul. : ligent observation, and that such opinions are, consequently, creasingly so. tural and horticultural science. How marvelous the pro·: of little value. This state of things is due to three evident ... eo .. The following calculations are adapted to the latitude of New York city, and are expressed in true or clock time, being for the date given in the caption when not otherwise stated: gress in our own day! How grand the march of horticulture causes: First, the general unhealthiness of the regions in since the establishment of our own society I It is scarcely' which the insect does most damage, and the intense heat fifty years since the Massachusetts Horticultural Society that prevails during the months when most of the observa. was formed. Then there were but few horticultural and i tions must be made; second, the fact that the culture of the agricultural societies in our land; now they are counted by I crop is turned over to uneducated and unobserving negroes; thousands, and are scattered over the continent, all working. third, the failure to discriminate between the cotton worm harmoniously for the promotion of these arts. Then there' (Aletia argillacea) and the boll worm (Heliothi,� armigera) in PLANETS.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican11161878-312 fatcat:d5muk5olpvfwtcxtwvbsjzadhi