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WINDS.

§ This is for the record of the direction From which the wind is blowing as indicated by a yane, and its force by estimation. The direction is entered in eight points of the compass: N., N.E., E., S.E., S., S.W., W., N.W. The force is estimated and registered by the following table, in figures from 1 to 10:

1. Very light breeze 2 miles per bxmr.

% Gentle breeze 4"

3. Freshbreeze 12"

4. Strong wind 25 '<

5. High wind , 35"

6. Gale 45"

7. Strong Gale 60"

3. Violent Gale 75"

9. Hurricane 90"

10. Most violent hurricane ,. 100"

ABSTRACT OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS FROM APRIL TO JANUARY 1.

April

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FOR THE SEASON.

Winds from S. W. and W., 403 observations.

« « N. W. and N.r 91"

« "N. E. andE., 176 «

""S. E. andS. 101 (C

Max. Barometer, Oct. 25th, 7 A.M., 29.503 inches.
Min. Barometer, December 31st, 9 P. M., 28.162. Range, 1.341 inches.
Max. Thermometer, August 2d, 1 P., 95'.
Min. Thermometer, December 31st, 11 P. M.. 0°. Range 95°.
Total Rain, 19.71 inches.
Average per month, 2.19 inches.
Average per month for 5 years, 3.59.
Monthly deficiency, 1.40 inches.

The season has been dry and cold. In consequence of the dryness of the Atmosphere the range of the Thermometer has b3en very great. Thus the mean of the monthly max. is 78'.7 and the mean of min. Ther. 20\7, giving 58* as the mean monthly range.

PEDIGEEES OF STOCK.

SHORT-HORN BULL FATALIST, 4794.

American Herd Book, Vol. 6, p. 70.

Roan; calved Feb. 19, 1861.

Bred by Samuel Thorn, Duchess Co., N. Y.; the property of

Michigan State Agricultural College.

Got by 2d Duke of Thorndale,* 2788, (17748.) dam, Favorita,b by Neptune,0 1917, (11847.) g. dam, Frederica,d by Upstart, (9760.) gr. g. dam, Feathers, by Duke of Cornwall, (5947.) gr. gr. g. dam, Lily, by Fergus, (3782.) gr. gr. gr. g. dam, Purity, by Dandy, (1902.) gr. gr. gr. gr. g. dam, Resplendent, by Blyth, (797.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. g. dam, by Midas, (435.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. g. dam, by Boughton, (90.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. g. dam, by Windsor, (698.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. g. dam, by R. Colling's Son of Favorite, (252.)

(a) « 2i Duke of Thorn dale, 2788, (17748.)"

Red Roan; bred by Samuel Thorne, Thorndale, Duchess Co., N. Y., and sold by liirn in England, for $2,000

Calved April 5th, 1858; got by 21 Grand Duke 2181, (12961,) out of Duchess 71st, by Duke of Gloster 2763, (11382,)—Duchess 66th. by 4th Duke of York (10167,)—Duchess 55th, by 4th Duke of Northumberland (3694,)—-Duchess 38th, by Norfolk (2377,)—Duchess 33d, by Belvedere (1706,)—Duchess 19th, by 2d Hubback (1423,)—Duchess 12th, by the Earl (646,)—Duchess 4th, by Ketton21 (710,)—Duchess 1st, by Comet (155,)—by Favorite (252,) —by Daisy Bull (186,)—by Favourite, (252,)—by Hubback (319,)—by J. Brown's Red Bull (97.)

(b) "Favorita" won the 1st prize, as a yearling, at the N. Y. State Agr'l Soc. Show, at Syracuse, in 1858, and the 1st prize, as a two-year old, at the N. Y. State Agr'l Soc. Show, at Albany, in 1859.

(c) " Neptune 1917 (11847,)" was awarded, by the U. S. Agricultural Society, the highest prize, ot $200, for the best Bull, and $500, with the best herd of five animals. He won the 1st prize at the N. Y. State Agr'l Soc. Show,at Syracuse,inl858,as the best imported ShortHorn Bull.

(d) <■' Frederica" was imported in 1853, as a two-year old. She had already won the following prizes: In 1852,1st prize, £10, at the Royal Agr'l Soc. Show, held at Lewes; 1st prize, £10, at the great Yorkshire Soc. Show; and she was best of a lot of three that won a handsome time-piece, given by the same Society, for the three best Short Horns in the yard, the property of one individual; 1st prize, £10, at the Royal Soc. of Ireland, held at Galway; 1st prize, £5, at the Royal North Lancaster Soc. Show, held at Preston. In 1853, 1st prize, a Gold and Silver Medal, as best Heifer in the yard, at the Royal Dublin Soc. Show; 2d prize, at the great Yorkshire Show; 2 I prize at the Show of the Royjp* North Lancaster Society. She was beaten on both these occasions by Mr. Booth's Heifer, " Bridesmaid." To compete for these prizes, it was necessary the heifers should be in calf. Mr. Booth's proved not to have been; and as "Frederica" dropt a calf a few months after, the 1st prize belonged rightly to her.

SHOKT-HORN COW DIELYTRA GWYNNE.

American Herd Book, vol. 4, p. 315, Vol. 6, p. 236.

Eed; calved May 20th, 1858; bred by John R. Page, Bennett, N. Y. The property of Michigan State Agricultural College.

Got by Hiawatha,* 1663. dam, Dinah Gwynne, by Balco, 227, (9918.) gr. dam, Dolly Varden, by Riblesdale, (1422.) gr. gr. dam Dorothy Gwynne, by Conservative, (3412.) gr. gr. gr. dam, Cripple by Marmion, (406.) gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Daphne, by Merlin, (430.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam Nell Gwynne, by Layton, (366.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Nell Gwynne, by Phenomenon, (491.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Princess, by Favorite, (252 ) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, by Favorite, (252.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, by Hubback, (319.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr, gr. gr. gr, dam, Snowdon's Bull, (612.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, by Waistell's Bulb

(669) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Mastennan's

Bull, (422.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, by the

Studley Bull, (626.)

(a) "Hiawatha 1663," Red; calved Nov. 22, 1855. Won the 1st prize, at the X. Y. State Agr'l Show, at Albany, in 1859.

Bred by Samuel Thorne, Duchess County, N. Y.

Got by Young Balco, 1124 (12426,) out of Diana Gwynne, by Duke of Lancaster, (10929,) —Dolly Varden, by Ribblesdale, (7422)-—Dorothy Gwynne, by Conservative, (3472.) &c. &c. See 5 Vol. A. H. B.,p. 94.

SHOET-HOKN HEIFER HAZE.

American Herd Book, Vol.^6, p. 283.

Koan; calved March 28, 1862; bred by F. M. Rotcb, Morris, Otsego Co., N. Y. The property of Michigan State Agricultural €ollege.

Got by Lord Oxford,* 3091. dam, Honeysuckle, by Tommy Bates, (13890.) gr. dam Heartsease, by Yorkshireman, 189, (5700.) gr. gr. dam, Hoyden, by Bertram 2d, 21, (3144.) gr. gr. gr. dam, Heroine, by Memnon, (229T.) gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Hesper, by Fredrick, (2038.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Harriet, by Denton, (198.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Henrietta, by Comet, (165.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, Hannah, by Henry, (301.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dam, by Danby, (190.) gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. by Son of Favorite, (252.)

(a) "Lord Oxford, 3091," Roan; calved Sept. 16th, 1857; bred by Samuel Thorne,Duchess County N. Y., and sold by him in 1862, for $2,000, in England, where he won the Challenge Cup, at the Ulyerton Show.

Got by Duke of Gloster, 2763, (11382,) out of Oxford 13th, by 3d Duke of York, (10166,)— Oxford 6th, by Duke of Northumberland, (1940,)—Oxford 2d, by Short Tail, (2621)— Matchem Cow, b/Matehem, (2281,)—by Young Wynyard, (2859.)

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