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Erie County, 88 :

John Mason being duly sworn, says that he raised a crop of wheat the past season upon the land measured by himself, assisted by James B. Patrie and James Bogart, and that the quantity of wheat raised thereon was 4317 bushels by weight, and that the statement in regard to the manner of cultivation is correct to the best of my knowledge.

JOHN MASON. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 9th day of October, 1860.

E. H. ANDRESS, J. P. Huron county, ss :

James Patrie being duly sworn, says that he assisted James Bogart and John Mason in measuring a piece of land upon which John Mason raised a crop of wheat the past season, and the quantity of land is one acre and no more.

JAMES B. PATRIE. Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 1st day of September, 1860.

A. G. SUTTON, J. P.

Statement of S. R. Holt, on orchard grass seed, State of Ohio, Franklin County, ss :

A. S Chapman being duly sworn, says that he accurately measured the land on wbich S. R. Holt raised a crop of orchard grass seed the past season, and that the quantity of land is one acre, seven and one third poles, and no more.

A. S. CHAPMAN. Sworn to before me, this 4 h day of December, 1861.

GEORGE TAYLOR, J. P. State of Ohio, Franklin County, 88 :

8. R. Holt having been duly sworn, says that be raised a crop of orchard grass Eeed on the land measured by A. C. Chapman, and that the quantity of seed raised thereon was thirteen and one-half bushels, and no more, measured in a sealed half bushel, and that the statements, harvesting, &c., are correct, to the best of my knowledge.

S. R. HOLT. Sworn to before me, this 4th day of December, 1860.

GEORGE TAYLOR, J. P. Orchard grass seed being liable to shell badly wben ripe, I cut this rather green, and did not probably get quite as much seed as though it had stood looger, but the straw, which then would bave been of little va'ue for feed, is now bright,

and horses and cows eat it as readily as they do timothy hay. The stubble was subsequently mowed, and yielded at least one ton of good bay.

Dr To half day cradling, 75c.; binding and shocking, $1 00............ $1 75 To hauling and thrashing and cleaning ............................ 2 50 To rent of land ............................................... 5 00 To marketing...

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Gideon S. King, Madison, Lake county, raised 100;'bushels of new pretty peach blow potatoes on half acre of ground; whole cost, $2 25.

William Norris, Dayton, raised 180 bushels of white spot potatoes on half acre ; total cost, $5 347.

Gurdin Perrin, of Milan, Erie county, raised 14538 of early June potatoes ; at total cost of $10 24.

Your committee find three entries for premium. Mr. Norris, of Dayton, having the largest and best crop of potatoes, being 180 bushels raised on half an acre of ground, and at an expense of 85 343, committee recommend that the first premium be given to him.

G. S. King raised 3400 lbs. clover hay on one acre of ground.
No premium having been offered for clover hay, no premium recommended.
No entry of clover seed made.
No premiums awarded on wheat ; the conditions not being complied with.
Premium on orchard grass awarded to S. R. Holt, of Franklin county.

H. B. PERKINS,
N. S. TOWNSHEND,
T. C. JONES.

Committee.

CONVENTION OF PRESIDENTS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF

AGRICULTURE.

SENATE CHAMBER, COLUMBUS Ohio,

Wednesday, December 5th, 1860.5 In accordance with an act of the Legislature, the Presidents and Delegates from County Societies, met in the Senate Chamber, at 9 o'clock, December 5th, 1860, being “ the first Wednesday after the first Monday in the month of December,” for the purpose of filling vacancies in the Board, and to transact such other business as the interests of agriculture may demand.

The President, Alex. Waddle, called the meeting to order. The roll was called by the Secretary, D. E. Gardner, and the following delegates responded. Ashland ...... ......... Ashland ............... W. B. McCarty. Ashtabula ..............Jefferson ..............C. Dodge. Athens ................ Athens ................J. L. Kissenger. Belmont ...... ........ St. Clairsville...........J. M. Mitchell. Brown ....... ........ Georgetown ............B. Dugan. Builer ........ ........Hamilton..............Furgus Anderson. Champaign ............Urbana ...... ........T. K. Thompson. Clark .............. ..Springfield.............Maj. Wm. Hunt. Clermont...... ........ Milford ............ ....John Kugler. Clinton ....... ....... Wilmington ............Daniel McLane. Columbiana ............. Cannons Mills ..........J. H. Quinn, Coshocton ............. West Lafayette ..........Jas. M. Burt. Crawford .............. Bucyrus ............... George Quinby. Cuyahoga..... ....... Cleveland ..... ....... A. A. Jewett. Darke ........ .......Greeneville .... .... ....M. Spajd. Delaware ..... ........Birkshire....... ........0. D. Hough. Erie......... ........ Bellevue ....... ........E. Bemis, F: irfield ............... Lancaster ..............J. A. Fetters. Fayette ................ Washington ............Wm. Palmer. Franklin ............... Columbus...... ........David Taylor. Fulton ................ Ottokee ............... Dresden W. Howard. Geauga ...............Burton ....... ......... Chester Palmer. Greene ................Xenia .................D. McMillen, ir. Guernsey .............. Cambridge .............N. Hyatt. Hamilton ..... ...... Cincinnati..............Jesse P. Wilson. Hancock ............... Findley................ Israel Greene.

Hardin ........ ........ Roundhead ............Harvey Buckmaster.
Harrison ...... ........ Cadiz ................. Ephraim Clark.
Highland ..............Hillsborough ...........B. Conard.
Hocking ...............Logan ................M. Stiers.
Holmes ...... .......... Millersburg ............. A. Lockhart.
Huron ................Peru.................J. D. Easton.
Jefferson ..............East Springfield ......... A. L. McCullough.
Knox.................Mt. Vernon ............J. M Byers.
Lake ........ ........Painesville ............. Collins Morse.
Lawrence .............. Ironton ................ Wm. D. Kelley.
Licking................ Utica........ ....... Wm. Alstorf.
Logan ...............Zalesfield.............. George Folsom.
Lorain........ ......Avon....... .......N. S. Townshends
Lucas ........ ......Toledo ......

........J. H. Campbell.
Madison ...............London...... .... ....I. F. Willis.
Maboning ...... ........ Canfield ..... ........G. M. Brainard.
Marion....... ......... Marion i..... .......E. Conley.
Medina ............ .... Medina............ ....Jesse Seeley.
Miami ................ Troy ....... ........Wm. H. Gahagan.
Montgomery ............Dayton............ ....Jefferson Patterson.
Morgan ...............McConnellsville .........J. B. Stone.
Morrow................Mt. Gilead .............G. W. Hiskitt.
Muskingum. .........Zanesville .............V. Bes
Noble ................. Sarahsville .............T.F. Wilson.
Pickaway .... ....... Circleville ..............Wilson Johnson.
Portage...... ........ Shalersville .............L, T. Hine.
Preble...... .......Eaton ........ ........H. W. Dooley.
Richland ..............Mansfield ..............J. S. Marshall.
Sandusky .............. Fremont ...............Wm. E. Haynes.

.......... Tiffin .................. L. Stem. Shelby...... ........ Sidney ....... ........Jas. A. Wells. Stark. ....... ........ Canton ................ Madison Raynolds. Summit ............... Tallmadge .............P. C. Carothers. Trumbull ..............Warren ...............H. B. Perkins. Tuscarawas .... ...... Canal Dover............U. C. Deardorff. Union .................Marysville .............C. S. Hamilton. Vinton ...... ........ McArthur..............J. W. McBeth. Warren ................ Lebanon ...............Jacob Egbert.

Washington ............ Newport ...............G. W. Barker.
Wayne ....... ........ Wooster ...... .........Wm. Taggart.
Williams .............. Pioneer ................P. W. Norris.
Wood .................Perrysburg ............. Geo. Laskey.
Wyandot .............. Upper Sandusky......... Curtis Berry, jr.

Mr. Raynolds, of Stark, proposed that nominations to fill vacancies in the Board be made, and suggested the name of Mr. Taggart ; also proposed that the election of members to be held at 8 o'clock, P. M.

Mr. McMillen, of Greene, desired first to discuss the questions which had been prepared, and proposed 9 o'clock, A. M., December 6th, as the time of holding the election.

Mr. Jones, of Delaware, wished for a full vote on election, and desired some delay.

Mr. Reber, of Fairfield, thought that members generally desired to get through business and return home at night; proposed that the election be held first, and then the discussion.

Mr. Stem, of Seneca, was in favor of holding the election now, as the members would not remain.

Mr. Alstorf, of Licking, wished the election held at 8 o'clock, P. M.; if postponed till the next day, members could not get home till December 7th.

Mr. Palmer, of Geauga, thought that other delegates would be in during the day.

Mr. McMillen, of Greene, said that nothing could be done after election, therefore have it last.

On motion of Mr. Easton, of Huron, the question was postponed till 2 o'clock P. M. Mr. Jones moved to reconsider, and to make nominations. Carried.

The following nominations were made by different members, Mr. Willis urging the claims of the stock interest, and desiring an election which would give en. couragement in this direction :

Wm. Taggert, Wooster, Wayne county.
L V. Bierce, Akron, Summit county.
Wm. De Witt, Cleveland, Cuyahoga county.
J. M. Milliken, Hamilton, Butler county.
B. S. Runyan, Mansfield, Richland county. .
W. R. Putnam, - , Washington county.
C. W. Potwin, Zanesville, Muskingum county.
Alex. Waddle, South Charleston, Clark county. Declined.

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