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The Gossypium arboreum, or tree cotton, is of ed why Linnæus should have bestowed on it so uch larger growth. If left without being pru. singular a title. It is cultivated in the Maori.. ed to luxuriate to its full height, it has sometius. There are two varieties of this species, mes attained to fifteen or twenty feet. The in the one the cotton is extremely white, in the aves grow upon long hairy footstalks, and are other it is of a yellowish brown, and is the ma. ivided into five deep spear-shaped lobes. This terial of which the stuff called nankeen is made; brub is a native of India, Arabia, and Egypt. it may therefore be presumed that this species is Another species is distinguished by the name a native of China, whence nankeen cloths are Gossypium religiosum. No reason is assign- I obtained.

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Of all the species the annual herbaceous plant riod is, however, well indicated by the spoatayields the most valuable produce. The "sea. neous bursting of the capsule or seed-pod. The island cotton," imported into England from Geor. plantations at this time present a very pleasing gia, bears a price double to that imported from appearance. The glossy dark green leaves fineany other country.

ly contrast with the white globular forms pro The quantity of cotton which each plant yields fusely scattered over the tree. In the East the is as various as its quality. Accordingly there produce is gathered by taking off the whole of are scarcely two concurrent opinions to be col. the pod. In other parts, and this is the more lected on this subject. The average produce per general practice, the seeds and cotton are taken English acre is reckoned by different writers at away, leaving the empty husks. The first is of various quantities, varying from one hundred course much the most expeditious method, but and fifty to two hundred and seventy pounds of it has a very serious disadvantage. The outer picked cotton.

part breaks in minute pieces and thus mixes with The cotton plant will grow in most situations the cotton, which cannot be freed from it withand soils, and is cultivated with very little trou. out much time and difficulty. Whichever meth. ble or expense. According to Humboldt, the lar. ocis pursued this work is always performed in ger species which attain to the magnitude of trees the morning before sunrise, as soon as possible require a mean annual temperature of 630 Fah. after the cotton displays itself, because long exrenheit ; the shrubby kind may be cultivated posure to the sun injures its color. The cotton with success under a mean temperature of 600 shrub does not in general last more than five or to 640. The plant is propagated by seed. six years in full or productive bearing; the plan

When the season has been favorable, the cot- tation is therefore generally after that period reton is in general fit for polling about seven or newed. eight months after it has been sown. This pel

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(Cotton, showing a pod bursting.) The separation of the cotton from the seeds is Before the invention of spinning machinery in a very long and troublesome operation, when 1787, the demand for cotton wool in England performed by the hand; for the fibres of the was comparatively small. In the 17th century cotton adhere tenaciously to the seed, and some we obtained our trifling supply wholly free time is consumed in cleansing even a small weight Smyrna and Cyprus, and when we were ETB of so light a material. In the greater part of receiving it from our own colonies, we find ta india, the use of machinery for this purpose is from 1763 to 1787, the average annual in naknown, and all the cotton is picked by hand. I was barely four millions of pounds. In 19 A man can in this manner separate from the we imported 19,900,000 pounds ; viz, 5.800,00 reeds sonreely more than one pound of cotton in i pounds from the British West Indies : 9.100,00

day. The use of the machine called a gin, from the French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Datch very much facilitates the process. This machine Colonies ; and 5,000,000 from Smyrne est in general consists of two or three fluted rollers Turkey. not in motion by the foot in the manner of a tur! The average annual import for the last six ming lathe, and by its means one person may se- / years has been 777,372 packages-each bale varate and cleanse sixty-five pounds per day, weighing about 2 or 3 cwt. and thus, by the use of a simple piece of machi. Of 227,760,000 lbs. of cotton wool imported bery, increase his effective power sixty-five into the United Kingdom in 1828, 151,752,000 times. But a still greater increase may be ob- lbs. were from the United States; 29,143,000 Inined by the employment of more complex en- lbs. from Brazil ; 32,187,000 lbs. from the East gines. In the United States of America mills Indies ; 6,454,000 lbs. from Egypt ; 5,893,000 are constructed on a large scale, and which are | lbs. from the British West Indies ; 726,000 lbs. impelled by horses, steam, or other power. - from Columbia ; and 471,000 lbs. from Turkey Fight or nine hundred pounds of cotton are and Continental Greece. cleansed in a day by one of these machines, which requires the attendance of very few per. NOTICE TO PUBLISHERS. sons.

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