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ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
THESE EXPERIMENTS, 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 AFTER. 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 SCIEXCE SHOULD BE TO PREPARE THE FORMS OF SUCH EXPERIMENTS, AND TO DISTRIBUTE THE EXECUTION OF THESE AMONG THEIR MEMBERS.
Vox THAER, Principles of Agriculture.
LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, DUKE STREET, STAMFORD STREET,
AND CHARING CROSE.
Vital Statistics for the last six months of 1869, and for
the first six months of 1870
Imports of Corn, &c., British Wheat sold, and Average
. X, XI, XIV-XVI, XXX-XXXIII
Acreage under each description of Crop, Fallow, and Grass ;
with number of Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs in Great Britain
and Ireland, 1867, 1868, 1869
Importations of and Average Prices of certain Foreign and
Statistics of Dairy Produce, and Prices Current
1.- Report on the Agriculture of Belgium : the Result of a Journey
made at the request of the Council by Dr. Augustus Voelcker
and H. M. Jenkins, F.G.S. (Reporter)
II.-Farm Labourers, their Friendly Societies, and the Poor Law.
By the Rev. J. Y. Stratton, Rector of Ditton, Kent
III.-On Straw Chaff. By Samuel Jonas. Letter to H. M. Jenkins,
IV.-Reports on Steam Cultivation by Machinery let by the Landlord,
as practised on the Northumberland Estate of His Grace the
Duke of Northumberland. By Jos. Snowball, Chief Agent.. 121
V.-The Potato in Jersey. By C. P. Le Cornu. Prize Essay 127
VI.-Report of the Consulting Chemist for 1869
VII.- Field Experiments on Mangolds. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker .. 150
VIII.-On Beet-root-Pulp. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker
IX.-Report on Cheshire Dairy-farming. By H. M. Jenkins, F.G.S. 163
X.-Report on the American Cheese-factory System, and its adapta-
bility to English Dairy Districts. By H. M. Jenkins, F.G.S. 173
XI.—On the Treatment of the Reclaimed Bog-land of Whittlesea
Mere. By W. Wells, M.P.
XII.–Village Sanitary Economy. By J. Bailey Denton, M. Inst. C.E.,
Agricultural and Sanitary Engineer
XIII.— Report on the Farm-Prize Competition, "1870. By ü. w.
XIV.-The Farming of Monmouthshire. By W. Fothergill
XV.-Report of Experiments upon Wheat, Barley, and Swedes, under-
taken by Members of the Cirencester Chamber of Agriculture.
By John Wrightson, F.C.S., Professor of Agriculture in the
Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
XVI.-On the Dairy-Factories of Sweden. By M. Juhlin-Dannfelt,
Superintendent of the Experimental Farm and Agricultural
College at Stockholm
XVII.—On a Peculiar Kind of Swedish Whey Cheese, and on Norwegian
Goats’-Milk Cheese. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker, F.R.S.
XVIII.—On Recent Improvements in the Cultivation and Management
of Hops. By Charles Whitehead
XIX.-An Account of an Embankment and Cutting in the Parishes
of Standlake, Northmoor, Stanton Harcourt, and Eynsham,
in the County of Oxford, made to protect the District from
the Flood Waters of the River Thames. By S. B. L. Druce,
XX.—The Agriculture of the Scilly Isles. By Lawrence Scott,
M.R.A.C., and Harry Rivington, F.G.S...
XXI.–Field Experiments on Potatoes. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker,
XXII.—On the Composition and Practical Value of Several Samples of
Native Guano prepared by the A B C Sewage Process of the
Native Guano Company. By Dr. Augustus Voelcker, F.R.S. 415
XXII.—Quarterly Reports of the Chemical Committee
XXIV.—Report of the Governors of the Royal Veterinary College to the
Council of the Royal Agricultural Society
XXV.—Report on the Trials of Implements at Oxford. By John
XXVI.- Report on Live Stock at Oxford. By Ö. R. Davies, Senior
List of Officers of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 1870-71 i, lxy
Standing Committees for 1870
Reports of the Council to the General Meetings, December 9, 1869,
and May 23, 1870
Distribution of Members and Council
Cash Accounts and Balance sheets, from 1st July to Dec. 31, 1869,
and from 1st January to 30th June, 1870
Yearly Cash Account, from 1st January to December 31, 1869
Country Meeting Account, Manchester, 1869
Memoranda of Meetings, Payment of Subscription, &c.
Oxford Meeting, 1870 : Schedule of Prizes
List of Judges and Award of Prizes lxxvi, lxxviii
Conditions relating to the Educational Examinations, 1870
Members' Chemical Analysis and Veterinary Privileges xxx-xxxii, cxvii-cxix
Charter and Bye-laws
Agricultural Education.--Examinatioù Papers, 1870
DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.
The Binder is desired to collect together all the Appendix matter, with Roman numeral folios, and
place it at the end of each volumo of the Journal, excepting Titles and Contents, and Statistics
&c., which are in all cases to be placed at the beginning of ihe 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 conveniecce of reference), were reprinted without alteration in the Appendix matter
VITAL STATISTICS:- POPULATION; BIRTHS; DEATHS;
EMIGRATION; METEOROLOGY; IMPORTATIONS OF GRAIN; SALES OF BRITISH WHEAT; PRICES OF CORN AND OTHER PRODUCE; AND PAUPERISM, &c.
[The facts are derived chiefly from the Reports of the REGISTRAR-GENERAL ;
the Meteorological Reports of Mr. GLAISHER; the Returns of the BOARD OF TRADE, and of the INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.),
POPULATION of the UNITED KINGDOM, estimated to the middle of the year 1869 (exclusive of islands in the British seas) Males ..
BIRTHS and Deaths in the LAST SIX MONTHS of 1869. Summer Quarter (July, August, September).—Births registered were 190,132. The annual birth-rate of the season to 1000 persons living was 34:45; the average derived from ten corresponding summers of 1859—68 was 34.04.
Deaths registered were 114,654. The annual death-rate of the season per 1000 of population was 20-77; the average derived from ten corresponding summers of 1859-68 was 20•63.
The mortality of the quarter experienced by the people inhabiting the chief towns was, at the annual rate, per 1000 of population, of 23-32, the average being 22.90. In districts that comprise small towns, villages, and open country, it was 17.36, the average being 17.79.
The people married during the quarter at the annual rate of 15.88 per 1000 of population, while the average of ten preceding quarters was 16.37. The marriage-rate, therefore, was slightly below the average, but while circumstances of an exceptional character caused VOL. VI.-8. S.