The Cultivation of Madder and other Dyes

1852 Scientific American  
what was a fact in chemistry five years ago, Bengal indigo sells for two dollars per pound, always observed the same stars, his doubts is a fiction to-day,we only want the tacts in a good price truly, and enough to incite our now resolved themselves into admiration, and this case, not the allegements. people, we should think, to make strong exer-he found that the apparent motions should be The Composition of Wa t er. == tions to rival it. referred to the stars themselves, and not to MESSRS.
more » ... not to MESSRS. RDITORS-I notice in your papp.r The Cultivation of M a dd er a nd o t her Dye.. There ia another dye, but it is not a vegeta-the planet. He therefore deemed it an obof the l:ith inst., some remarks from the A correspondent of the U. S. Gazette, livble production, tor which a great amount of ject of paramount importance to watch them " Year Book of Facts," on the composition of ing in Frankfort, Pa. , directs the attention of money is expended, we mean cochineal. It with increased attention. On the 11th he water. The writer says, that "if any scien-our agriculturists to the cultiva t ion of madder. is empioyed for producing the most brilliant again saw only two stars, and they were also tific fact is established, it is the composition of The use of madder as a dye for our browns, scarlets, reds, and pinks, on silk and woolen both on the east side of Jupiter. The more water. The conditions of oxygen and its reds, pinks, and lilacs-all fast colors, renders goods. No other dye can approach it. All eastern one appeared nearly twice as large as broad distinctions from hydrogen, have been this dye indispensable to the dyer and color the cochineal used in our country comes from the other, although on the previous evening determined by the most able investigations maker. All the madder used in A merica is Mexico and some of the South American he had tound them almost equal. This fact, the world ever produced-Lavoisier, Watt, cultivated in France and Holland ; the French States. It is a small insect which feeds upon when considered in connection with the con Cavendish, Davy, and Faraday, are not to be sells for 14 cents, the Dutch for 1 0 cents per the cactus, and Which, when dried and ground stant change of the relative positions of the treated lightly, because a pseudo-scientifi c pound. If our commerce with Europe were in a coffee mill, and boiled along with the stars, and the t"otal \lisappearance of one of American press proclaims til the world its obstructed where should we look for o ur hydro-chloride of tin and tartar, � in a clean them, left no doubt on his mind of their real new views," Permit me, in reply to the madder 1 To ourselves to be sure. We have vessel, dyes the beautiful red on white wool. character. He therefore came to the conclu "Year Book," and your own remarks, to sub-every variety of soil and climate, and it can Owing to its high price-about two dollars per sion, that there ale three stars iit the heavens mit the following extracts of a paper read be-be culti v ated here as we l l as in France, and pound-a Substltute for it, named lac, is exten-revolving round Jupiter in the same manner fore the Royal SOCiety, on January 24, by M. certainly it would be a very profi t able crop, sively used. This latter substan c e is also an as Venus and Mercury revolve round the sur.. Daniel Paret, "On the Gaseous Transtorma-for at the very lowest calculation one acre insect product, and comes from the East In-on the 12th he saw three stars; two on the
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican05291852-290a fatcat:zby2ygiocrcmjamffqegyieadm