--While the papers are all giving very general and useful information with regard to the manufacture of syrup and sugar from the Chinese sugar cane, we do not recollect to have seen a reference to its advantages in the production of bread.
An intelligent gentleman writes:
"As wheat crops were light in some parts of the Confederacy
, and the staff of life likely to be scarce, it may be well for your readers to know that excellent biscuit and fair light-bread may be made from the flour of the seed of sugar cane.
I have eaten of the bread myself, and found it to be very good.
The gentleman at whose house the bread was prepared informed me that from one acre of the white seed cane he obtained four barrels of flour.
I understand the crop is remarkably promising in all parts of the Confederacy
, and as the time for harvesting it is approaching, much suffering may be saved by carefully saving the seed. "
As this information comes from one who has seen the thing tasted, it would be well to give it a trial.