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THESE EXTERIMENTS, IT IS TRUE, ARE NOT EASY; STILL THEY ARE IN THE POWER OF EVERY THINKING HUSBANDMAN. HE WHO ACCOMPLISHES BUT ONE, OF HOWEVER LIMITED APPLICATION, AND TAKES CARE TO REPORT IT FAITHFULLY, ADVANCES THE SCIENCE, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, THE PRACTICE OF AGRICULTURE, AND ACQUIRES THEREBY A RIGHT TO THE GRATITUDE OF HIS FELLOWS, AND OF THOSE WHO COME AFTEB. TO MAKE MANY SUCH IS BEYOND THE POWER OF MOST INDIVIDUALS, AND CANNOT BE EXPECTED. THE FIRST CARE OF ALL SOCIETIES FORMED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF OUR SCIENCE SHOULD BE TO PREPARE THE FORMS OF SUCH EXPERIMENTS, AND TO DISTRIBUTE THE EXECUTION OF TAEX AMONG THEIR MEMBERS.

VAX THAER, Principles of Agriculture,

LONDON : PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SOXS, STAMFORD STREET

AND CHARING CROSS.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME XV.

SECOND SERIES.

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XI-XV

STATISTICS :

Meteorology for the year 1878
Imports of Corn, &c., British Wheat sold, and Average Prices
acreage under each description of Crop, Fallow, and Grass ;

and Number of Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs in Great Britain
and Ireland, 1876, 1877, and 1878

. XVI, XVII Number of Beasts exhibited, and the Prices realised for them

at the Christmas Markets, since 1843 ..
Importations and Average Prices of certain Foreign and

Colonial Productions
Statistics of Dairy Produce, and Prices Current

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I.-- Report on the Farm-Prize Competition of 1878. By Frederic
Beard, of Horton, near Canterbury ..

1 11.— Report on the System of Cheese-making practised on the Four

Prize Dairy Farms. By Thomas Jackson, of Tattenball,
near Chester

37 III.—Report of the Senior Steward of Live Stock at Bristol. By J. Shuttleworth, of Hartsholme Hall, Lincoln

43 IV.—Report on the Exhibition of Live Stock at Bristol. By James H. Caird, Esq., of Northbrook, Micheldever, Hants

45 V.- Report on the Exbibition of Implements at Bristol. By J. Hemsley, of Shelton, Newark, Senior Steward

71 VI.-Report on the Trials of Sheaf-Binders and Miscellaneous Imple

ments at Bristol. By John Coleman, of Riccall Hall, York .. 73 VII.— Report on the Trial of Dairy Implements and Machinery at Bristol. By Gilbert Murray, of Elvaston, Derby ..

132 VIII.-Concluding Report on the Experiments at the Brown Institu

tion on Pleuro-Pneumonia. By J. Burdon-Sanderson, M.D.,
LL.D., F.R.S., late Superintendent of the Brown Institu-
tion. With an Appendix by W. Duguid, Esq., M.R.C.V.S.,
late Veterinary Surgeon at the Institution

157 IX.- The Agricultural Features of the Paris Exhibition. By William

Macdonald, Editor “North British Agriculturist,' and James
Macdonald, Agricultural Reporter, ‘Scotsman'

174 8.- Report on the Dairy-Farming of the North-west of France. By

H. M. Jenkins, F.G.S., Secretary of the Society, and Editor
of the Journal'

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X1.-The late Sir William Miles, Bart., M.P., Vicc-President, and

Ex-President of the Society. By J. D. Dent and Sir B. T.
Brandreth Gibbs, Vice-President of the Society

322 XII.—The late Mr. T. C. Booth, of Warlaby. By H. Chandos-PoleGell, of Hopton Hall, Derbyshire

326 XIII.—Report on the Field and Feeding Experiments conducted at

Woburn, on behalf of the Royal Agricultural Society of
England, during the Year 1878. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker,
F.R.S., Consulting Chemist to the Society

332 XIV.-Annual Report of the Consulting Chemist for 1878. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker, F.R.S.

346 XV.-Annual Report of the Consulting Botanist for 1878. By W. Carruthers, F.R.S.

352 Additions to the Library in 1878

354 Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets in the Library, Dec. 31st, 1877

357 XVI.-Sutherland Reclamation. By Charles Gay Roberts, of Hasle. mere, Surrey

397 XVII. - The Advantage of converting Cold Arable Clay Land into

Permanent Pasture, and the best Method of doing it. By
W. T. Carrington, of Croxden Abbey, Uttoxeter

487 XVIII.-Waste Hill Lands : How they may be Utilised by Pony Breeding. By J. Nevill Fitt

497 XIX.-Cow-Keeping by Farm Labourers. By IIenry Evershed 511 XX.-Notes on a Report of Victor Drummond, Esquire, on the

Foreign Commerce of the United States for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1878. Washington, January 18, 1879. By
J. D. Dent, of Ribston Hall, Weatherby

543 XXI.-- Report of the Senior Steward of Live Stock on the Inter

national Exhibition at Kilburn, 1879. By W. Wells,
Senior Steward

555 XXII.- Report on the Exhibition of Horses at Kilburn. By the Hon. Francis Lawley

565 XXIII.--Report on the British and Foreign Cattle exhibited at Kilburn. By Thomas Bowstead, Edenhall, Cumberland

.. 601 XXIV.—Report on the Exhibition of British and Foreign Sheep, Goats, and Pigs, at Kilburn. By William Housman

640 XXV.-Report on Butter, Cheese, Provisions, &c., at Kilburn. By Professor Baldwin, of Glasnevin, Dublin

668 XXVI.—Report on the Bees, Hives, Honey, and Manipulations with Bees, at the Kilburn Show, 1879

679 XXVII.— Report upon the Exhibition of Hops at Kilburn. By Charles

Whitehead, F.L.S., F.G.S., &c., of Barming House, Maid-
stone, Steward..

682 XXVIII.- Report on the Exhibition of Implements at Kilburn. By G.

H. Sanday, of Wensley House, Bedale, Senior Steward 685 XXIX.- Report on the Exhibition of Implements ; Award of Medals,

&c., at the International Meeting at Kilburn. By John
Coleman, of Riccall Hall, York

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XIX.-Report on the Trial of Railway Waggons intended for the

Conveyance of Fresh Provisions. By John Coleman, of
Riccall Hall, York ..

759 XXXI.-Report of the Judges of Farm Plans sent in for Competition

at the London International Exhibition, 1879. By J. Bailey
Denton

774 XXXII.—Report upon the Market-Garden and Market Garden Farm

Competition. 1879. By Charles Whitehead, Barming
House, Maidstone

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APPENDIX.

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List of Officers of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1879

i, xlix Standing Committees for 1879 Report of the Council to the General Meeting, December 12, 1878,

and May 22, 1879 Distribution of Members and Council Half-yearly Cash Account from 1st July to 31st December, 1878, and from 1st January to 24th June, 1879 ..

xii, lviii Yearly Cash Account from 1st January to 31st December, 1878

xiv Country Meeting Account: Bristol, 1878

xvi London Meeting, 1879 : Schedule of Prizes, &c.

xviii Memoranda of Meetings, Payment of Subscriptions, &c.

xlii, clii Members' Veterinary Privileges

.. xliv, cliii Guide to the Purchase of Artificial Manures and Feeding Stuffs .. xlvi, clv Members' Botanical and Entomological Privileges

xlviii, clvii List of Stewards and Judges, and award of Prizes at Kilburn

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lx Agricultural Education : Examination Papers, 1879

cxlii Members' Chemical Privileges

xlv, cliv List of Members.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.

List of Members at the end.

The Binder is desired to collect together all the Appendix matter, with Roman numeral folios, and place it at the end of each volume of the Journal, excepting Titles and Contents, and Statistics, &c. which are in all cases to be placed at the beginning of the Volume; the lettering at the back to include a statement of the year as well as the volume; the first volume belonging to 1839-40, the second to 1841, the third to 1842, the fourth to 1843, and so on.

In Reprints of the Journal all Appendix matter and, in one instance, an Article in the body of the Journal (which at the time had become obsolete), were omitted; the Roman numeral folios, however (for convenience of reference), were reprinted without alteration in the Appendix mutter retained.

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