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When you make these comparisons, and trace the results to the combined efforts of this Society, and the Board of Agriculture, to which this Society is an important and necessary auxiliary, are you ready to say that these associations have failed of their mission in the least degree? We think not.

Looking then, to the future, you have every thing to encourage renewed effort. You may feel sure from the experience even of the few years of the existence of these sister organizations that the agricultural prosperity of Maine is not problematical. Although Maine is the most northerly State of the confederation—although her climate is rigorous—yet her physical advantages are such, that with the aid of science applied to her agricultural interests, with the hearty and combined efforts of those of her sons engaged in these pursuits, by the efforts of the many County Societies, most valuable auxiliaries to this Society, you may in comparatively few years, see Maine taking rank with the first in agricultural prosperity.”

Premiums were awarded as follows:

LIVE STOCK.

STOCK HORSES. For best stallion, six years old, to S. J. Smith of Auburn, for a Morgan and Messenger.

Second best, to James Allen of Farmingdale, for Morgan Eaton.

For best four to six years old, to T. S. Lang of North · Vassalborough, for “Black Hawk Telegraph.” He has been offered for him $5,200.

Second best, to T. S. Lang, for “General Knox.” Cost $1,000. For best three years old, to Charles Kidder, for an Eaton horse. Second best, to John Shaw, for a Mack and Messenger.

For best two years old, to Lyman M. Greaton, for Messenger and Witherell.

For best one year old, to T. S. Lang, for a son of Ethan Allen, for which he paid $1,000 at four months old.

BREEDING MARES AND FOALS. For best mare, to Sumner Hayford of Hartford, for Morgan and Messenger.

Second best, to Nathaniel T. Robinson of Mt. Vernon, for English and Morgan.

Third best, to John Fifield of Augusta; the mare a Messengercolt sired by Eaton horse.

TROTTING HORSES. For best stallion, five years of age and upwards, for speed in trotting, to Samuel J. Smith of Auburn.

Second best, to George M. Robinson of Augusta.

For best stallion, three or four years of age, to Thos. S. Lang of North Vassalborough.

Second best, to same.

For best mare, five years of age and upwards, for speed in trotting, to J. B. Pompelly of Auburn.

Second best, to C. G. Jackson of Winthrop.

For best mare, three or four years of age, to B. F. Holmes of Auburn.

Second best, to Otis Holt of Turner.

For best trotting gelding, five years of age and upwards, to George F. Gilman of Waterville.

Second best, to J. E. Morrill of Veazie.

For best trotting gelding, three or four years of age, to W. S. Gilbert of Kingfield.

Second best, to L. H. Snell of Winthrop.

MATCHED HORSES. For best span of carriage horses, to Moses Bailey of East Winthrop.

Second best, to George F. Gilman of Waterville.
Third best, to Abner Toothaker of Rangely.

SADDLE HORSES. For best saddle horse, to John L. Seavey of Waterville.

GELDINGS AND MARES, FOR GENERAL USE AS ROADSTERS AND CARRIAGE HORSES. For best gelding, five years old and upwards, to G. F. Gilman of Waterville.

Second best, to R. Harville of Madison.

For best gelding, four years old, to J. C. Gifford of Vassalborough.

Second best, to John Hussey of China.

For best mare, five years old and upwards, to C. G. Jackson of Winthrop.

Second best, to C. E. Savage of Augusta.

For best mare, four years old, to J. Kezar & Son of Winthrop. Second best, to 0. A. Lawrence of Wayne.

For best colt, either filly or gelding, three years old, to W. A. Bartlett of Unity.

Second best, to J. M. Savage of Anson.
For best colt, two years old, to Daniel IIopkins of Newcastle.
Second best, to John E. Coleman of Windsor.
For best yearling, to Benj. R. Stephens of Unity.
Second best, to Solon Lombard of Belgrade.

Near Stock. For best full blood Devon bull, two years old or over, to John F. Anderson of South Windham.

Second best, to Isaiah Wentworth of Poland.
For best yearling Devon bull, to Thomas Minot of Brunswick.
Second best, to John F. Anderson of South Windham..
For best Devon bull calf, to Isaiah Jordan of Brunswick.
Second best, to Isaiab Wentworth of Poland.

For best full blood Devon cow, three years old or over, to Isaiah Wentworth of Poland.

Second best, to same.
Third best, to John F. Anderson of South Windham.

For best two years old Devon heifer, to Isaiah Wentworth of Poland.

Second best, to John F. Anderson of South Windham.

For best full blood Devon heifer, one year old, to Isaiah Wentworth of Poland.

Second best, to same.

For best full blood Devon heifer calf, to John F. Anderson of South Windham.

For best full blood Hereford bull, two years old or over, to Joseph H. Underwood of Fayette.

Second best, to same.

For best full blood Hereford cow, three years old or more, to Joseph H. Underwood of Fayette.

For best two years old, to same.

The committee remark :-"The Herefords, when kindly treated, make superior working oxen; and the grade cows are fair milkers. They are hearty but not great eaters; and are possessed of that

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DEVON BULL. -- TECUMSEH. (567) Howard, (535) Davy. Bred by Edward G. Faile, West Farms, Westchester Co., N. Y. Tecumseh took the first premium as a calf at the Show of the N. Y. State Agricultural Society in 1854 ; the first as a yearling at the Show of the same Society in 1855; the first at the Show of the U. 8. Agricultural Society in 1855; the first as a two year old at the Show of the same Society in 1856; and the first at the Show of the American Institute in 1856. He was sold to Juan Emanuel Macias, Esq., and taken to the Island of Cuba, in 1857.

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