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Ripe: Henry M. Jennings, Irondequoit, had 3 varieties of peaches, which we pronounced all very good, one of them appears of the same variety oi Crawford's Early, but 8 or 10 days later: A. H. Norris, Stafford, exhibited 3 varieties of good peaches: W. L. Booth, Kalamazoo, Mich., sent us 2 excellent varieties of peaches, one named Claverac, was finely grown, and though not fully ripened on the tree, was deemed a fine peach and well worthy of cultivation, if a good bearer; the other variety was not named. He also sent a fair specimen of nectarines: Benjamin Fish, Rochester, exhibited 6 varieties of peaches, all very fine, and some of them worthy of special praise : R. H. Brown, Greece, exhibited 4 varieties of good peaches : 0. Ross, Penfield, exhibited a plate of peaches, called Cooper's Mammoth, which were fully equal in size and flavor to any on the ground, and if the tree was as good a bearer as Crawford's Early, it might be safely called its superior, but it is said to be a very poor bearer: Robert Osborn, Greece, exhibited 3 varieties of peaches, two of them excellent, also a basket of peaches : W. F. & E. Smith, of Geneva, made a very fine show of 8 varieties of peaches: David McKie, of Mount Morris; Livingston Co., exhibited 28 varieties of peaches, some of them of great excellence, but sadly deficient in names; only five of them being furnished with that appendage, always valuable, and in a show for competition is indispensable. Zera Burr of Perrinton, exhibited two varieties of peaches. H. G. Dickinson, of Lyons, exhited a dozen of Crawford's Early, which were very fine. John Donnellan of Greece, 16 varieties of peaches, constituting a magnificent collection ; his Bergen's Yellow was as fine a flavored peach as has been exhibited to us at this fair. Morrison Ford, of Palmyra, exhibited a dozen of Crawford's Early which were pronounced by us the best dozen on the ground. S. Moulson, of Rochester, also exhibited four fine peaches. Ellwanger & Barry, of Rochester made a very fine show with their peaches; they exhibited 11 varieties, viz: Crawford's Early, New-York Rareripe, Cooledge's Favorite, Jaques Rareripe, Large Red Rareripe, Jersey Rareripe, Cooper's Mammoth, Snow, Large Early York, Lemon Cling, George the Fourth. Bissell & Hooker's fine display of peaches consisted of the following ten varieties : Morris White,
Malta, Crawford's Early, Old Mixon, Mixon Cling, Early Newington, Snow, Red Cheek Melocoton, Walter's Early, Reine de Vergers. S. H. Ainsworth, of West Bloomfield, exhibited several varieties of peaches well grown. Wm. R. Smith, of Macedon, exhibited twenty-three varieties of peaches, some of them very fine. Daniel Bnejamin, of Perrinton exhibited six varieties of peaches, two of them very fine.
In the department of plums, some fine specimens were exhibited: Isaac Hills, of Rochester, exhibited seven good varieties, well grown, viz: White Magnumbonum, Red Magnumbonum, Bolmar, Cooper, Princess Gage, Green Gage, Smith's Orleans. Samuel Miller, of Rochester, exhibited eleven varieties of plums, Bolmar, Hanford's Orleans, White Damson, Miller's large White Damson, French Prince, Smith's Orleans, Princess Gage, Golden Yellow Seedling, Reine Claude, and Magnum Bonum. Horace Lapman, Lagrange, New-York, exhibited a fine box of twenty plums, which were of the Yellow Egg variety, but called Coe's Golden Drop, they were magnificent looking plums. Benjamin Fish, exhibited five excellent varieties of plums, not all of them named correctly. J. W. Seward, Rochester, exhibited a basket of German Prunes, which were thought worthy of commendation. 0. Page, of Batavia, exhibited one dozen fine Yellow Egg Plums. Elisha Dorr, Albany, exhibited twenty-three varieties of Plums, not all correctly named, the specimens of Schuyler's Gages, were thought fine. C. J. Hill, Rochester, exhibited a beautiful collection of Yellow Egg Plums. Ellwanger & Barry, Rochester, had a very fine collection, consisting of the following 16 varieties : Jefferson, Red Gage, Fellenberg, Yellow Gage, Diamond, Catalone Prune, Italian Prune, Emerald Drop, Yellow Egg, Early Orleans, Imperial Gage, White Damson, Duane's Purple, Reine Claude Blanche, October, and Lombard. Stephen H. Ainsworth, of West Bloomfield, exhibited ten varieties of plums, several of great excellence, of these the Jefferson deserves particular mention.
Preserving Ripe Fruits.—Your committee were much interested in the ripe fruits preserved in their own juice, without sugar or
cooking, by placing them in a bottle, expelling the air in part and carbonizing the remainder by the action of heat applied to the bottle. Thirteen bottles of the fruit so preserved were exhibited to us by Wm. R. Smith, of Macedon, Wayne county, viz: 5 of cherries, 2 of peaches, one of strawberries, 3 of as many varieties of currants, 1 of blackberries, 1 of plums. Those bottles which your committee tasted were found of fine flavor and we deem the art of so preserving fruit of inuch value, but requiring so much nicety and care in the manner of doing it as to be slow in coming in to general use. This fruit, we presume, when carefully preserved will keep as long as may be desired.
The following is given us by Mr. Smith as his manner of preserving these fruits. They are preserved by placing the bottles, filled with the fruits, in cold water and raising the water to the boiling point as quickly as possible, then corking and sealing them immediately; some varieties of fruit will not fill the bottle with their own juice, those must be filled with boiling water.
QUINCES, GRAPES, CRANBERRIES, &c. Judges.—Hon. E. W. Leavenworth, Ch'n, Syracuse ; M. B. Bateham, Columbus, Ohio; R. G. Pardee, Palmyra.
Quinces.—Best 12 quinces of any variety, Dr. N. Winton, Havana, $3. 2. J. W. Seward, Rochester, Transactions.
Grapes.-Best and most extensive collection of good native grapes grown in the open air, Dr. R. T. Underhill, Croton Point, $5.
Best 3 varieties of native or grapes under glass, Bissel & Hooker, Rochester, $5. 2. H. L. Suydam, Geneva, $2.
Best dish of native grapes, Henry Paine, Lockport, Transactions. 2. H. Lovecroft, Rochester, Thomas' Fruits. S. H. Ainsworth, West Bloomfield, Thomas Fruits. Mrs. Elisha Taylor, Buffalo, for Black Hamburg Grapes, Downing's Fruits.
Watermelons.—Best specimen, John Donnellan, Greece, $3. 2. W. T. Lawrence, Rochester, $2.' Best collection of Watermelons, John Donnellan, Greece, $3.
Muskmelons.—Best specimens, H. N. Langworthy, Rochester, $3. 2. N. Culver, Arcadia, $2.
John Donnellan, Greece, assortment of Melons, Downing's Fruits. H. Rooker, Rochester, dish of filberts, Thomas' Fruits.
FOREIGN FRIUTS. Judges–J. J. Thomas, Chairman, Macedon.
For six dishes of fine exotic grapes-Muscat of Alexandria, Golden Chasselas, and Black Hamburg, (one bunch of the latter 11 inches long and 6 broad,) Roswell L. Colt, Paterson, New Jersy, Small Silver Medal and Transactions.
John Stinson, Hamilton, Canada West, 3 dozen peaches, of Crawford's Early, many of the specimens over 10 inches in circumference, Transactions.
Commended as worthy of notice and the thanks of the Society.A. E. Pardee, Rochester, 2 oranges from a tree planted by Washington.
W. S. Booth, Kalamazoo, Michigan, apples, peaches, nectarines,
Baxter's garden, Philadelphia, White Doyenne, or Virgalieu pear, measuring 3 inches in height and in diameter, exhibited by J. J. Thomas, Macedon.
Dr. Benjamin McVicar, Wisconsin, Columbia, plums and pears.
PAINTINGS, &c. Best daguerreotype of a domestic animal, O. B. Evans, Buffalo, Diploma, for fat ox of Col. Sherwood.
STOVES, Cooking. Judges.-Henry Wells, Chairman, Aurora, John Day, Jr., Rochester, John L. Clark, Palmyra.
Best cooking stove, for wood fire, “ Davy Crockett,” John M. French & Co., Rochester, Silver Medal. 2. Beardsley, Wilber & Newell, Waterville, Small Silver Medal.
Best cooking stove for coal, Warren, Sweatland & Co., Half Moon, Silver Medal. 2. J. C. Hermance, Albany, Small Silver Medal.
Best cooking range for families, James Cowles & Co., Rochester, Silver Medal.
Best furnace or other apparatus for warming houses, economy of construction and consumption of fuel, and security to premises taken into consideration, James Cowles & Co., Rochester, Silver Medal.
Coal furnace, an excellent arrangement for large buildings, combining great heating surface, and weight of metal. E. Y. Kneeland, Buffalo, Silver Medal.
“Dairy Maid,” manufactured by J. S. & M. Peckham, Utica, exhibited by A. K. Amsden, Rochester, an article of much merit, not only adapted to the wants of the Dairy, but equally so to those of private families, very simple in construction, and a reasonable price, Diploma
A. K. Amsden, set of fire and stove trimmings, of his manufacture, of superior merit, Trans.
Commended.—The Half Moon Air-Tight cooking stove, of superior casting and good workmanship.
The Salamander Stove, manufactured by D. S. Crandall, Lockport, well adapted to the wants of families. The summer arrangement is much approved.
PARLOR. Judges.—John H. Tilman, Chairman, Geneva ; Lucius H. Pratt, Buffalo; Wm. P. Cleveland, Waterville.
Best ornamental parlor stove, “Folding Door Parlor,” Jewett & Root, Buffalo, Silver Medal. 2. S. H. Ransom & Co., “ Persian," Albany, Small Silver Medal.
Best hall stove, A. K. Amsden, Rochester, “Davy's Coal Stove,” made by Davy, Anthony & Phillips, Troy, Silver Medal. 2. John M. French & Co., Rochester, Small Silver Medal.
Race & Co., Seneca Falls, certiticate for self-regulating parlor stoves, having heretofore received the premium.
Henry Ruttan, Cobourg, Canada West, diploma for new ventilating stove.
SilvER WARE, CUTLERY, &c. Judges.-Benj. R. Norton, Chairman, Syracuse.
Best exhibition of silver ware, D. & G. McElwin, Rochester, Small Silver Medal.
400 samples of American cutlery, D. West, agent of Waterville Manufacturing Co., Diploma and Silver Medal.
Specimens of American cutlery, T. Waird, East Avon, Small Silver Medal. This is the first production of Mr. Waird, and very creditable to his skill.
Sample of butcher and other knives, Wm. Callen, Mendon, Small Silver Medal.
Sample of jewelry emblems, Norton & Seymour, Syracuse, entered for exhibition only, commended.
Case of fountain pens, Bishop & Codding, Rochester, Silver Medal. Temperance emblems, T. Parsons, Bulalo, Silver Medal.
Model of bridge, Roman Gay, highly commended.
Obstetrical chair and supporter, Asa Blood, Milwaukie, Wisconsin, Diploma.
Willow baskets, Gen. R. Harmon, Wheatland, Transactions.
Sample of liquid cuticle, Orange Judd, New Haven, Ct., commended.
Specimens of flint enameled ware, Andrew J. Brackett, Dip.