At a late regular meeting of the Farmers' Club, in this city, Judge Scott read a report on the was and tallow plant. The myrtle tallow, or candleberry, has long been known in America, and occasionally collected for medicinal purposes, but never used as candles to take the place of spermaceti or tallow. If the subject was properly taken up, the writer had but little doubt but vegetable wax would grow into a manufacture of national importance. The bush is from three to eight feet high. It yields a supply of 25 per cent, of wax. The wax is obtained by boiling the berries in water until the wax floats, it is' B, then skimmed off.
This article was originally published with the title "Vegetable Wax"