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MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE-Contioned.
Years of serv. ice inclusive.
Henry B. Perkins.... David Taylor Jacob Egbertt Nelson J. Turney D. McMillant W. R. Putnam. William F. Greer t. James Fullington William B. McClung James W. Ross R. R. Donnelly t... James Buckingham J. Park Alexander. Norton S. Townsbend I William Lang.. D. C. Richmond ..... R. P. Cannon..... James B. Jamison L. G. Delano ...... L. B. Sprague Simpson Harmount John A. Warder.. W. S. Hickox. B. W. Carlisle... Justus C. Stevens John M. Pugh L. B. Wing Russell c. Thompsont Leo Weltz D. L. Pope Chas. Smith... E. T. Stickney A. E. Stone Peter Murphy W. N. Cowden R. Baker. Arvine C. Wales...
* The old members were re-elected in 1966—no change in the Board.
ATABLE SHOWING THE PLACE AND RECEIPTS OF EVERY FAIR HELD BY THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE; ALSO, A LIST OF THE
OFFICERS OF EACH YEAR OR FAIR.
Place of Fair.
M. L. Sullivant
M. B. Bateham
J. B, Jamison, acting President.
STATE AGRICULTURAL ROOMS,
THURSDAY, January 10, 1878. John M. Pugh, of Columbus; L. B. Wing, Newark; B. W. Carlisle, Hookers' Station; D. L. Pope, Welsh field; Leo Weltz, Wilmington ; Chas. Smith, Marion ; Peter Murphy, Hughes' Station; E. T. Stickney, Republic; E. A. Stone, Gallipolis; and W. N. Cowden, of Quaker City, of the new Board, met and organized for the year, by electing : John M. Pugu..
President. L. B. WING
Treasurer. Join H. KLIPPART
. . Secretary. The President appointed D. L. Pope, Leo Weltz, L. B. Wing, and B. W. Carlisle as the Executive Committee for the year.
On motion, agreed that the Ohio State Fair for 1878 be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th.
Adjourned to meet at the call of the President.
STATE AGRICULTURAL Rooms,
March 5, 1878. Members all present.
Agreed that the different departments be in charge of the following members of the Board : D. L. POPE, Welshfield
.Horses. E, T. STICKNEY, Republio.......
.Cattle and Farm Products. B. W. CARLISLE, Hooker's Station
Swine and Poultry. E. A. STONE, Gallipolis
Sheep. CHAS. SMITH, Marion.....
Machinery, Implements, etc. PETER MURPUY, Hughes' Station . Mechanics and Manufacturers' Products. W. N. COWDEN, Quaker City..
...Textile and Domestic Manufactures. LEO WELTZ, Wilmington.....
..Horticulture and Fine Arts.
The members in charge appointed the following superintendents in the different departments : L. L. POPE, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga county,
Horses. FRANK DAYTON, Madison, Lake county, W. B. McPherson, Xenia
Cattle. Upton C. DEARDORF, Canal Dover
.. Sheep. ABRAHAM FLICK, Pickeriogton
..Swine. GEORGE W. SEE, Lancaster..
...Poultry. MAJOR S. N. Titus, Marion, }
....Machinery. Jas. M. THOMPSON, Toledo, Chas. E. Smith, Marion,
Manufacturee and Mechanics. OL. Parks, Columbus, Major L. P. COMAN, Hanover, J. W. STEWART, Quaker City,
Textile Fabrics, etc. Miss JOSIE KLIPPART, Columbus, HARVEY GATES, Newark....
Farm Products. S. H. MATHEUMAN, Xenia, FEDOR WELTZ, Wilmington, }
Flowers. SAMUEL IRONS, Lebanon, TEDOR WELTZ, Wilmington, }
Fruits. N. A. Sims, Columbus,
Fine Arts. Jas. WEBSTER, Sandusky, On motion, proceeded to revise the premium list. Agreed, That special premiums be offered for essays, etc., as follows: The essays to be sent to the Secretary, at Columbus, on or before the 1st of January, 1879, and the awards to be made during the month of January.
Drainage. — For the best accepted essay on thorough under-draining, based on actual experience, giving an account of the products of the land before and after drainage, together with the mode and cost of drainage, a premium of $25 00.
Roads.-For the best accepted essay on county road-making, based on actual exporience, the different soils and surroundings of the road to be considered, a premium of $25.00.
Farm8.-For the best accepted detailed report of the best and most profitably managed farm, stating the number of acres in each crop and the method of management, a premium of $25.00.
Rat tails.-To the county exhibiting the greatest number, but in no case less than ten thousan:) (10,000) tails of rats killed within the county since January, 1878; the tails to be put up in bundles of one hundred tails in each bundle, and to be exhibited at the State Fair of 1878, a premium of $25,00.
Ordered, That under the head of entry book 88 a premium of $25.00 be offered for the best collection and greatest variety of insects; the collection must not have been previously 'exhibited, and shall be properly named and classified as destructive or beneficial.
Ordered, That under the same head a premium of $25.00 be offered for the best collection and greatest variety of Ohio birds, prepared, and not previously exhibited, the col. lection to be properly named and classified as follows: Insectiverous, gramnivorous, and omniverous.
The Secretary submitted the following, which was accepted :
“For the purpose of encouraging the culture and love of flowers, I authorize the officers of every State and Territorial agricultural society in the United States (and where there are two prominent societies, both), and the Province of Canada, to offer, in my behalf, the following premiums : For the best collection of cut flowers,
$20 00 Second best..
10 00 Third best
5 00 Fourth best...
.......Floral chromo “The offer is made to amateurs only, and the flowers to be exhibited at their regular annual fairs. The awards to be made by the regular judges, or by any committee appointed for the purpose. When only one collection is exhibited, the judges may award the first, or any other premium, according to merit; but the exhibition must be a creditable one, and if not so, in the opinion of the judges, no premium to be awarded. The flowers not to be made up in bouquets, but exhibited separate and named. The object being to award the premiums to the flowers, and not for the tasteful arrangement. Also,
For the best ornamental floral work (either bouquet or floral ornament, $5.00.
“I shall not consider the offer accepted by any society, unless published in the regular premium list, so that all may have an opportunity to compete. The officers of societies will please to see that disinterested and competent judges are appointed.
“I also authorize the officers of every county socioty in America to offer one of my floral chromos for best exhibition of cut flowers. Now, let us have some grand exhibitions of flowers."
JAMES VICK. Agreed, That the premium for essay on the “Deterioration of Soils" in Ohio be awarded to Major J. M. Millikin, of Hamilton, Ohio, and M. B. Bateham, of Painesville, Obio.
Ordered, That the Secretary invite proposals for printing premium lists, posters, eto., for the ensuing State Fair.
Agreed, That when presented, the President and Secretary shall examine the proposals for printing, and award the contract as, in their judgment, is for the best interests of the Board.
Adjourned to meet at the call of the President.
ROOMS OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE,
COLUMBUS, Friday, May 24, 1878. Members of Executive Committee all present for the purpose of arranging for the sale of privileges, etc.
Agreed, That the usual cold lunch stands be sold to Messrs. Gumble & Wiatt, as per their proposition submitted, the Board reserving the right to sell other stands not conflicting with their business.
The Secretary submitted propositions for other privileges, and was ordered to let to the highest responsible bidders.
An appraisement was made on privileges for which there were no propositions submitted, and the President and Secretary were authorized to dispose of them at appraised value.