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WALDO COUNTY SOCIETY.
This Society held its Annual Exhibition at Belfast on the 12th and 13th of October, 1859.
Second premium, to W. W. Berry of Montville.
Most of the horses shown appear to have been Morgans and Messengers. The statements regarding animals of all kinds are very few in numbers and meagre of interest.
Bulls. First premium to Joseph Ellis—no statement returned. Second premium to Albert Beveridge, for a grade Durham.
Milch Cows. First premium to Samuel Shaw of Belfast, for Ayrshire cow.
Second premium to Jeremiah Evans of Waldo— Native breed; gives 18 quarts per day, and makes 13 pounds butter daily in good feed.
Stock Cow. First premium to Jeremiah Evans of Waldo, for grade Devon.
The neat stock shown appears to include grades of Hereford, Devon and Durham.
Sheep. First premium to I. D. Tucker of Lincolnville, for “ Irish sheep," and very highly commended by the committee.
Second premium to Thomas McKinley of Belfast, for South Downs.
Mr. Tucker showed, also, a fine full blood Leicester buck, imported from New Brunswick.
Suine. First premium to D. L. Pitcher of Belfast, for Suffolk sow and pigs; also, for Newbury White Boar.
Second premium to Orrin Cunningham, for Berkshire sow and pigs.
Pears, by Vinal Hills.
CROPS. Potatoes. Robert Patterson of Belfast, first premium on pota. toes, 273 bushels on one acre; ground newly broke up, and four cords manure applied.
Second premium to Samuel F. Shaw of Belfast, 87 bushels on one-fourth acre.
Third premium to T. T. Roberts of Brooks, 195 bushels on half
Turnips. Robert Patterson, first premium for 775 bushels rutabagas on one acre ; greensward broke up, and ten cords stable manure applied. Cost, $51.45; value, at 25 cents per bushel, $203.75. Second premium to S. F. Shaw, for 325 þushels rutabagas on
Cost stated to be $15.85; value, at 33 cents per bushel, $110.
Third premium to T. T. Roberts, for 215 bushels rutabagas on one-fourth acre. Cost stated to be $9.56; value, at 15 cents per bushel, $24.55.
D. L. Pitcher, 176 bushels flat turnips on one-eighth acre.
Carrots. First premium to R Patterson, for 950 bushels on one acre and one eighth, or 831 bushels per acre. Soil, gravelly loam; in sward; top dressed with stable manure, ten cords per acre. Cost stated at $68.20; value, $226.80.
Beets. First premium to D. L. Pitcher, for 176 bushels man. golds on one-eighth of an acre..
Second premium to Robert Patterson, for 125 bushels on oneeighth of an acre; gravelly soil, in sward; plowed and top dressed with two and a half cords stable manure.
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAIN CROPS. There were fine samples of corn presented by the following gentlemen : Robert Drinkwater, William Marriner, Vinal Hills, Rob't Patterson, Samuel F. Shaw, George Gilmore, Samuel Bullen, and J. M. Paul.
Statement of Robert Drinkwater-First Premium on Corn. My crop consisting of 120 bushels of ears, was grown on one acre of ground, being at the rate of 60 bushels to the acre. The soil on which it grew was loam ; spread six cords of manure and put one shovelful in the hill ; hoed once and pulled weeds among the same in August. The cost of growing the same and its value, as follows: Dr. Crop of Corn.
CR. Plowing 1 day, $2 00 60 bushels at $1,
$60 00 6 cords barn yard manure, 18 00 Fodder,
10 00 6 cords other manure, 10 00 2 bushels beans,
3 00 Carting and applying the same, 3 00 Pumpkins,
10 00 Harrowing and ridging,
1 00 Manure left in the soil for future Furrowing and planting,
10 00 Cultivating once,
75 Hoeing, 3 days,
3 00 Other cultivating and weeding,
50 Cutting stalks and barvesting,
2 00 Husking,
4 00 8 quarts seed, 25
$93 00 Interest on land,
Statement of Wm. Marriner, Lincolnville--Second Premium.
My crop consisting of 120 bushels of ears, was grown on 13 acre, being at the rate of 1063 bushel to the acre. The soil on which it grew was stony loam. Previous to 1857, soil run out. Plowed the same in 1857, and sowed to oats; in 1858, plowed, spread manure, and sowed to wheat and barley ; 1859 manured in the hill and planted to corn. The cost of growing the same and its value are as follows:
Statement of Vinal Hills, Northport-Third Premium. My crop consisting of 102 bushels of ears, was grown on one acre, being at the rate of 50 bushels to the acre. The soil on which it grew was fine loam, broke up last October, 10 inches deep; five cords green manure spread and harrowed in, and five cords put in the hills, three feet by three and a half feet apart. Covered manure before dropping seed; dropped with a corn planter; planted beans between the hills on half of the ground and pumpkins on the other half. The cost of growing the same and its value are as follows: DR.
Crop of Corn. Plowing 1 day, $4 00 50 bushels at $1,
$50 00 10 cords barnyard manure, 20 00 2} bushels beans, $1.50,
3 75 Carting and applying the same, 3 00 150 pumpkins, at 30.,
4 50 Harrowing and ridging, 1 00 Fodder, .
10 00 Furrowing and planting,
2 00 Manure left in the soil for future Cultivating twice,
15 00 Hooing twice,
4 00 Cutting stalks and harvesting, 4 00 Husking,
4 00 8 quarts seed,
$83 25 8 quarts beans,
Samuel F. Shaw raised on one acre, 98 bushels ears, 6į bushels beans, and 6 loads pumpkins, making a net profit of $39.45.
Robert Patterson raised on one acre, 95 bushels ears, 8 bushels beans, and 6 loads of pumpkins, making a profit of $42.38.
Other statements wanting in some particulars, were not considered.
Statement of Harrison Tabor of Lincolnville—First Premium on
Wheat. I raised on 11 acre, 25 bushels of good clean wheat; sowed 2 bushels and 1 peck of seed. The land on which I grew this wheat was broken in August, 1857; planted to corn in 1858 ; put one shovelful of manure in each bill; plowed the second day of May, 1859 ; sowed the 4th of May, five pecks of seed, and on the 9th one bushel more. The weevil injured the first sowed, but not the last. Seed, the Piper, Java and Red beard, mixed together. The cost of growing the same and its value are as follows:
CR. $31 25
Crop of Wheat.
3 94 Salt, lime and labor wasbing,
3 00 Interest on land,
3 00 Taxes,
Profit, Robert Patterson presented a superior quality of pressed hay, on which your committee recommend a gratuity. Says he has thirty tons of the same quality in his barns.