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Best collection geraniams in bloom, not less than 10 vases

$3 Ud best do.......

2 Best collection gloxinias and achimenes

2 ." collection ferns and lycopodiums

3 2d best

2 Best and largest collection verbenas grown in pots, growth and bloom particularly considered ...

3 20 best do......

2 Best and greatest variety petunias in pots....

2 Best display asters...... gladiolas...

2 All plants in the above list should be exhibited in the pots in which they were grown, making allowance for the necessary shifts.


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Best display dahlias, not less than 20 named varieties ...
20 do.......
Best 12 varieties dahlias, named.
Best and greatest display of verbenas, named..
Best and greatest display of roses, named
Best and greatest display cut flowers in variety and quality other than above
20 do..........
Best display of coxcombs and amaranths..
Best pair parlor boquets, without regard to style......
20 do......
Best pair hand boquets, without regard to style.
20 do......

$5 2 3 1 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 1


Same as in Professional List.


Best floral ornament..


Best and most beautifully arranged basket of flowers, for table..
20 do......
Best and most beautifully arranged basket of flowers, for hanging.
2d do...

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Cor. Secʻy.

The Ohio State Board of Agriculture, at the meeting held in Cleveland, April 21st, 1863, placed upon their record this memorandum :

Jacob Egbert, a member of this Board, having departed this life since our last meeting, the members now assembled embrace this opportunity to express the high respect and esteem with which we have always regarded him, as a high-minded and honorable man; an efficient member of this Board; a liberal and enterprising agriculturist, and a true-hearted and

generous friend

Resolved, These proceedings be entered upon our journal, and a copy of the same be forwarded to his friends, with the assurance of our sympathy in their affliction.

Resolved, That an obituary notice of the deceased be prepared by the Secretary, and published in the next volame of Reports.

On motion, H. B. Perkins was elected President pro tem.

On motion, ordered, that the Corresponding Secretary get as many premium lists printed as he can for $200, and as many posters for a like sum as possible.

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture be, and bereby is authorized to collect the Cleveland subscription for 1863.

Resolved, That Messra. Perkins and Dewitt be authorized to collect immediately the remaining $450 on the bond of 1862, deducting, if they see proper, not exceeding $50, for collection.

On motion, Mr. Klippart was authorized to publish a catalogue of thoroughbred horses and cattle that may be entered for competition, provided exhibitors are willing to incur the expense.

CLEVELAND, O., April 22d, 1863. Ohio State Board of Agriculture met pursuant to the call of the President, at the Angier House. Members present: Townshend, Jones, Gardner, Dewitt, Perkins, Taylor, Turney, Patnam and McMillan.

The consideration of the controversy existing between the rival societies in Ashland county was taken up, and after hearing the statement of the parties representing the different societies, upon the resolution of Mr. Gardner the Board made the following disposition of the matter :

Resolved, That neither of the Agricultural Societies in Ashland county are legally organized.

Resolved, That the friends of agricultare in Ashland county, to settle the unfortunate contro versy between the rival societies, are requested to meet at the Court House in Ashland on the 6th day of June next, between the hours of 1 and 4 P. M., and organize a new society for said county, pursuant to the law and regulations, and that due notice of the meetings be published in the papers of said county. On motion, it was Rosolved, That there be premiums offered for only one class of thoronghbred cattle.


Rec. Secretary.


COLUMBUS, O., Jan'y 5th, 1864. Board met, pursuant to notice. Members present: Jones, Perkins, Dewitt, Turney, Taylor and McMillen.

On motion, T. C. Jones was appointed President pro tem., the President, N. S. Townshend, being absent.

On motion, the commended list of premiums was taken up. The following were noted as being worthy:


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F. G. Pritchard, Brunswick, O., three steers at one birth, three years old.......
Carroll Merrill, Painesville, O., buck lamb, 5 mos. old ......
N. L. Chaffee, Jefferson, O., best Shropshire buck...



Anderson & Co., Painesville, O., Portable Gage Saw-Mill.......
Charles Wells, Cincinnati, O., Job Printing Press...
Wm. Kenyon, Steubenville, O., Gas-pipe Cutter
E. K. Wissell, Warren, O., Spoke Machine...
Charles F. Dertenbach, Cleveland, O., Intestine Cleaner and Turning Machine..
Wright & Holman, Cleveland, O., Hominy Machine





D. M. Sommerville, Cleveland, O., Sewing Machine for Leather..

Mrs. A. C. Deveroux, Cleveland, Card Embroidery..
T. L. Wadsworth, Embroidery and Machine Work..
Miss E. Craig, Cleveland, O., Wax-work (fruit)
William Berger,
Mrs. S. Newberry,

Knit shawl
A. F. Newell, Warren, O., Patent Fruit Boxes
W.P. Fogg, Cleveland, Decorated China-ware.
Yrs O. L. Hinckley, Brooklyn, O., 10 lbs. Lard .

$2 00 On motion, Messrs. Turney, Perkins and Dewitt were appointed to examine the books and vouchers of the Treasurer and Executive Committee. Adjourned to meet at same place at 7 o'clock P. M.


Rec. Sec'y.

COLUMBUS, O. Jan'y 6th, 1864. Board met according to adjournment.

On motion, the bill of Mr. Hurst, a gate-keeper, for 1862, and that of Mr. Huntington, for forage for same year, were audited. Committee on Treasurer's account reported the balance in the hands of the Treasurer to be $9,982 70.

On motion, the report on sugar evaporators at the late State Fair was taken up, there having been a remonstrance presented by John L. Gill & Son and others, against the payment of the premiums awarded, and asking that the awards be set aside. There appearing no just cause why the above named awards should not have been made, on motion it was ordered that the premiums as awarded be paid.


Rec. Sec'y.


Board met and proceeded to the organization of the Board by ballot for 1864, with the following result: For President, Nelson J. Turney.

On motion the rules were suspended, and Mr. Taylor was elected Treasurer, Wm. F. Greer Recording Secretary, and Mr. John H. Klippart Corresponding Secretary On motion, adjourned.


Rec. Sec'y.

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COLUMBUS, O., Jan'y 6th, 1864. On motion, the premium offered for best half acre potatoes, was awarded to H. V. Bronson, of Peninsula, Ohio.

On motion of Mr. Gardner, the Treasurer was instructed to invest $7,000 in U. S. 5-20's.

On motion of Mr. McMillan, it was resolved that this Board have four regular meetings each year.

The President then appointed the following members as Executive Committee, viz: T. C. Jones, David Taylor and Daniel McMillan.

On motion of Mr. Gardner, the Executive Committee was authorized to purchase from Mr. Klippart such books as they may think expedient.

On motion of Mr. McMillan, it was resolved to hold the next State Fair On September 13th to 16th inclusive. On motion, adjourned to meet at the call of the President.


Rec. Sec'y. In accordance with the resolution authorizing the Board to memorialize the Legislature to accept the grant of land or scrip from Congress, for the

establishment of an Agricultural College, the President (N. S. Townshend) submitted the following memorial, which was placed on the desk of every member of the Legislature:



To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Chio: ,

The “Act for the encouragement of Agriculture," passed Feb. 27, 1846, provides for an "Annual Meeting of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, together with the President of each County Agricultural Society, or other delegates therefrom duly authorized, for the purpose of deliberation and consultation as to the wants, prospects and condition of the Agricultural interest throughout the State.” At a meeting held in accordance with this provision in the city of Columbus on the 8th day of January of the present year, after due deliberation it was voted unanimously that the State Board of Agriculture be requested to address your Honorable body in favor of accepting the grant of land made to the State in aid of "instruction in Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts," and also in favor of establishing one or more institutions, such as the conditions of the grant require, at the earliest practicable period.

The State Board of Agriculture would, therefore, respectfully represent to your Honorable body that the acceptance of the lands, and the establishment of one or more Agricultural and Polytechnic Schools in accordance with the terms of the grant, is not only the wish of the intelligent farmers and artisans of the State, but, in the opinion of this Board, is, in elf, a measure extremely desirable.

The State has ever felt & deep interest in the education of its youth, and has yearly expended millions of dollars to secure that object. It is conceded that the good order, security and happiness of the people, could not be so certainly or so economically obtained by other means, were general education neglected. The State has almost the same interest in the industrial as in the literary edacation of its population. Not only does the physical as well as intellectual and moral well-being of the people require that their labors be conducted with such skill as to secure a fitting reward, but the State, in its present financial condition, must, of necessity, appropriate a large portion of the earnings of the people to meet current expenses, and actual and prospective indebtedness.

Should it be supposed that all requisite instruction in the various arts of life, can be readily obtained in the shop or on the farm, it may be answered that experience bas demonstrated that in regard to education in letters, however valuable home or private instruction may be, it is not the most economical method ; neither is it practicable, without public instructions, to make education general or thorough. The same principles are believed to apply to education in the arts, and are so recognized in regard to medicine, arms and some other callings.

Many of the natural sciences are found to have such intimate relations to agriculture and the mechanic arts, that to insure the highest success, these branches of knowledge must be understood and applied. Capital or labor employed in ignorance and consequent disregard of nature's laws, is thrown away; the loss is sustained not only by the individual, but there is a corresponding loss to the State. The necessity of bringing a better knowledge of many of the natural sciences to the aid of agriculture, has become painfully apparent to the members of this Board. It is an indisputable fact that the fertility of the soil of our State is diminishing under the system or want of system pursued. The average production per acre of all our principal crops, has lessened for several years, as the report of this Board to the General Assembly will show. In Ohio agriculture is by far the greatest of our industrial interests ; three-fourths of the population of the State are directly dependant upon it for subsistence, and to the same

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