Report of the Commissioners [and Appendices A to S], Հատոր 5

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Էջ 27 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college, where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts...
Էջ 27 - ... at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the states may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
Էջ 76 - The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station was established for the purpose of promoting agriculture by scientific investigation and experiment ... to give information on various subjects of agricultural science for the use and advantage of the citizens of New Jersey.
Էջ 10 - The crystalline limestones of the Laurentian series are quite as good for all the economic purposes to which carbonate of lime is applied, as the earthy limestones of the fossiliferous formations. It is from the latter, however, that is obtained nine-tenths of the material used throughout the country, for the very good reason that more than nine-tenths of the works of construction, both public and private, are raised upon the fossiliferous rocks, and for such present works, these rocks therefore...
Էջ 11 - Province, sufficiently points out that the lineal range of the lime-feldspars will be co-extensive with Canada. We may therefore anticipate a beneficial result from their influence upon the soils, over the whole breadth of the province. The ruins of the crystalline limestone constitute a most fruitful soil, so much so that the lots first cleared in any settled area of the Laurentian country, usually coincide with its range. In these limestones phosphate of lime is sometimes present in great abundance,...
Էջ 11 - Laurentian rocks have been described in general terms as gneiss, interstratified with important masses of crystalline limestone. The term gneiss, strictly defined, signifies a granite with its elements, quartz, feldspar and mica, arranged in parallel planes, and containing a larger amount of mica than ordinary granite possesses, giving to the rock a schistose or lamellar structure. When hornblende instead of mica is associated with quartz and feldspar, the rock is termed syenite, but as there is...
Էջ 11 - Different species of them from andesine to anorthite, may contain from about five up to twenty per cent, of lime, and the range of those Canadian varieties which have been analyzed by Mr. Hunt, is from seven to about fifteen per cent. The personal exploration which is the subject of the present Report, has shewn, for the first time, that these lime feldspars occur in this province, and probably in other regions, in mountain ranges, belonging to a stratified deposit, and not in disseminated or intrusive...
Էջ 56 - First, to give a thorough mastery of the practice and theory of husbandry to young men of the Province engaged in Agricultural and Horticultural pursuits; and, second, to conduct experiments, tending to the solution of questions of material interest to the Agriculturalists of the Province, and publish the results from time to time. '39 jt will be noted that 'practice' precedes 'theory
Էջ 10 - ... within the Laurentian region, of rocks capable of affording fertile soils ; and in the present report Sir WE Logan has addressed himself to this question. We shall give his results, so important to a correct estimate of this great subject, in his own words : — "Limestone and Lime-feldspars. — The crystalline limestones of the Laurentian series are quite as good for all the economic purposes to which carbonate of lime is applied, as the earthy limestones of the fossilifcrous formations.
Էջ 16 - The number of resident students is »boot 75. (2) Scotland. — In Scotland agricultural education has been taken charge of by the Highland and Agricultural Society, which by a supplementary charter granted in 1856 was empowered to grant diplomas. The subjects of examination are the science ла practice of agriculture, botany, chemistry, natural history, veterinary science, field engineering, and book-keeping.

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