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AGRICULTURE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

CONTAINING

REPORTS

OF THE

STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE,

THE

STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, THE STATE DAIRY-
MEN'S ASSOCIATION, THE STATE HORTICUL-
TURAL ASSOCIATION, AND THE STATE

COLLEGE

FOR 1893.

CLARENCE M. BUSCH,
STATE PRINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA.

1893.

EXTRACT FROM THE ACT OF APRIL, 16, 1887.

“Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., That from and after the passage of this act the printing, binding and distribution of the several public documents of this Commonwealth shall be as follows:

“ Section 15. Thirty-one thousand five hundred and ten (31,510) copies of the work entitled the "Agriculture of Pennsylvania," in the style, manner and form prescribed by law; eight thousand for the Senate, twenty thousand for the House of Representatives, one thousand five hundred for the State Board of Agriculture, five hundred for the State Agricultural Society, five hundred for the State Dairymen's Association, three hundred for the State Horticultural Association, fifty for the State College, one hundred for the Governor, sixty for the State Librarian for distribution and exchange with states and territories, and five hundred for reserve work."

OBITUARY.

JOHN VICHOLS.
Born March 19th, 1833.
Died April 5th, 1893.

John Nichols, late member of the State Board of Agriculture from Westmoreland county, was born at Greensburg, Westmoreland county, Pa., March 19th, 1833. His early life was spent on the farm, and he there imbibed that love of animals which so strongly characterized his future life, and which led him to state in one of his recent agricultural addresses that "we love the horse above all other ani. mals, for his constancy, affection, kindness and intelligence. He has been our companion from infancy and is yet so in our old age.”

Shortly after the breaking out of the rebellion he entered the army, and while at Camp Howe, near Pittsburgh, was elected the first lieutenant of his company. He was afterwards commissioned quartermaster of the One Hundred and Sixty-eighth regiment, by Governor Curtin. He was honorably discharged July 25, 1863, and, returning home with his regiment, entered into the nursery business near Latrobe, Pa.

In 1882, he removed to the farm on which he died, near Bradenville, Westmoreland county, and, resuming the peaceful duties of farm life, remained thus engaged until his death.

At the time of his death he was an ordained deacon in the Presbyterian church, member of the State Board of Agriculture, a school director, and an active member of the Westmoreland County Agricul. tural Society.

SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

Pennsylvania State Board of Agriculture.

FOR THE YEAR 1893.

MEMBERS Ex-OFFICIO.
Hon. R. E. Pattison, Governor.
Hon. T. J. Stewart, Secretary of Internal Affairs.
Dr. N. C. Schaeffer, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Gen. D. McM. Gregg, Auditor General.
Dr. G. W. Atherton, President Pennsylvania State College.
Thos. J. Edge, Secretary State Board of Agriculture.

APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.

Col. James Young, Middletown, Dauphin county, ...
Hon. S. R. Downing, Goshenville, Chester county,
Hon. Will B. Powell, Shadeland, Crawford county,

Term P.xpires.

................1894 ............................1895

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ELECTED BY COUNTY AGRICULTURAI, SOCIETIES.

Term empires.

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1894

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1894

Adams, .........................I. Garretson............

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Biglersville,...... Allegheny,

..W. H. McCullough, ..... Tarentum, ........... Armstrong, .D. W. Lawson,

..Dayton,

.1896 Beaver, .... E. S. Weyand,

..Beaver, .............. 1896 Bedford, .. S. S. Diehl,

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Bedford, Berks, .......................... ...G. D. Stitzel, ...................... .Reading,

.1895 Bradford, ... ...Louis Piollet, ...

..Wysox, ......

.1895 Blair Fredrick Jaekel,

Hollidaysburg, .............. 1895 Bucks, .........................E. Reeder,........................................New Hope, ....................... .1896 Butler .W. H. H. Riddle,

Butler................................. Cambria,

J. J. Thomas, ..... ................ Carrolltown, .................. 1895 Centre, ............ John A. Woodward, ....

................. ..Howard, ............ Chester, ........................Dr. J. P. Edge, ......... ............

Downingtown, .1896 Clarion, .......................W. Shanafelt, ...........................Brinkerton, ..................... 1895

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