CORSICA. About 25,000 acres in this island are planted with vines. Tho yearly produce of wine is 6,000,000 to 7,000,000 gal Ions, some of which, especially that of Cap I Corso, is of good quality ; but in general it is carelessly made, ripe and unripe grapes being put indiscriminately into the wine-press. Of chestnuts, an important article of food, the produce is about 50,000 quarters ; the chest nut-tree is one of the most magnificent vege table productions of the island. The mulberry is cultivated for the production of silk. The cotton-shrub, sugar-cane, indigo, tobacco, and madder are also cultivated. The orange, citron, fig, almond, pomegranate, date-palm, and other fruit-trees, flourish, and their pro duce is largely exported. The chestnuts and walnuts of the island are of the best quality and of the largest size. A good deal of excel lent honey and wax is gathered.
Iron, lead, antimony, black manganese, granite, varying in colour from gray to red, porphyry, white marble, limestone, jasper, emerald, amianthus, &c., are found. Of ma nufacturing industry there is little. A little iron is manufactured from ore brought from the island of Elba, for no mines are worked by the Corsicans. The island has several oil and flour mills, tanneries, and brick-works ; 2 establishments for the manufacture of soap, and 1 for making glass. These articles, to gether with turnery, pitch and tar, and bad cheese, are almost the only industrial products. The commerce consists of the agricultural pro duce, and brandy, olive oil, dried fruits, wax, salt fish, coral, ship-timber, myrtle leaves, orange flowers, lichen, tanned hides, goat-skins, deals, &c.