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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE

FOR THE YEAR 1887.

Members Ex-Officio.
Hon. James A. Beaver, Governor.
Hon. T. J. Stewart, Secretary of Internal Affairs.
Dr. E. E. Higbee, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Hon. A. Wilson Norris, Auditor General.
Dr. G. W. Atherton, President of the Pennsylvania State College,
Appointed by the Governor.

Term expires. Col. James Young, Middletown, Pa.,

1888 Dr. John P. Edge, Downingtown, Pa.,

1889 Will B. Powell, Springboro', Pa.,

1890 Elected by County Agricultural Societies.

Term expires. Adams, I. Garretson,

Bigler,

1888 Arvistrong, Jos. Painter,

Kittanning,

1890 Beaver, A. L. McKibben,

Green Garden,

1890 Bedford, J. E. Noble,

Waterside,

1890 Berks, J. G. Zerr,

Geiger's Mill,

1889 Bucks, E. Reeder,

New Hope,

1890 Blair, J. D. Hicks,

Altoona,

1889 Bradford, H. L. Scott,

Towanda,

1889 Butler, H. M. Wise,

Harmony,

1888 Centre, E. W. Hale,

Bellefonte,

1888 Chester, Thomas J. Edge,

Harrisburg,

1890 Clarion, J. F. Brown,

Clarion,

1888 Clinton, J. A. Herr,

Cedar Springs, 1890 Columbia, Chandlee Eves,

Millville,

1888 Crawford, M. W. Oliver,

Conneautville, 1889 Cumberland, C. H, Mullin,

Mt. Holly Springs,

1888 Dauphin, . G. Hiester,

Harrisburg,

1888 Delaware, E. Harvey,

Chester,

1889 Erie, J. C. Thornton,

Avonia,

1889 Indiana, W. P. Gordon,

Black Lick,

1889 Jefferson, J. McCracken, Jr.,

Frostburg,

1890 Juniata, D. Wilson,

Port Royal,

1888 Lackawanna, H. H. Colvin,

Dalton,

1888 Lancaster, H. M. Engle,

Marietta,

1889 Lebanon, C. R. Lantz,

Lebanon,

1888 Lehigh, J. P. Barnes,

Allentown,

1890 Luzerne, J. B. Smith,

Kingston,

1888 Lycoming, D. H. Foresman, *

Williamsport,

1888 Lycoming, P. Reeder, t.

Hughesville,

1889 Mercer, R. McKee,

Mercer, .

1890 Montgomery, H. W. Kratz,

Trappe, .

1890 Montour, Thos. L. Clapp,

Limestoneville, 1889 Northampton, A. D. Shimer,

Bethlehem,

1888 Northumberland, John Hotia,

Milton,

1890 Somerset, C. C. Musselmann, I

Somerset,

1889 Schuylkill, J. S. Keller, .

Orwigsburg,

1890 Sullivan, L. B. Speaker,

Hill's Grove,

1888 Susquehanna, R. S. Searle,

Montrose,

1889 Tioga, J. W. Mather,

Wellsboro',

1889 Union, J. A. Gundy,

Lewisburg,

1890 Venango, Wm. Gates,

Oil City,

1889 Warren, F. R. Miller,

Sugar Grove,

1889 Washington, J. McDowell, .

Washington,

1890 Wayne, N. F. Underwood,

Lake Como,

1889 Westmoreland, F. Y. Clopper,

Greensburg,

1889 Wyoming, N. G. Bunnell,

Vosburg,

1888 York, W. S. Roland,

York,

1889 * Died April 21, 1887.

Died August 21, 1887. + Elected October 12, 1887.

$ Died February 22, 1887. 1 BD. AG.

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Microscopists and Hygienists. Dr. H. Leffmann, Philadelphia, Prof. C. B. Cochran, West Chester.

Entomologist.
Prof. W. A. Buckhout, State College.

Ornithologist.
Dr. B. H. Warren, West Chester.

Meteorologists.
Prof. I. T. Osmond, State College, J. L. Heacock, Quakertown.

Mineralogist.
Prof. J. Wilcox, Philadelphia.

Geologist.
Prof. J. P. Lesley, Philadelphia.

Stenographer.
Col. H. C. Demming, Harrisburg.

STANDING COMMITTEES—1887.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Hon. J. A. Beaver,
W. S. Roland,

J. P. Barnes,
C. C. Musselman,
G. Hiester,

J. A. Herr,
E. Reeder,
J. McDowell,

T. J. Edge, (ex-officio.)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
W. S. Roland,
J. P. Barnes,

G. Hiester.
T. J. Edge, (ex-officio.)

LEGISLATION.
Dr. J. P. Edge,
W. S. Roland,

N. F. Underwood,
J. McDowell,
William Gates,

C. C. Musselman,
J. A. Gundy,
J. W. Hicks,

T. J. Edge, (ex-officio.)
FRUIT AND FRUIT CULTURE.
G. Heister,
D. Wilson,

C. C. Musselman,
H. M. Engle,
W. S. Roland,

N. F. Underwood,
M. W. Oliver,
T. L. Clapp,

J. A. Herr,
H. W. Kratz,
H. H. Colvin,

J. Calder.

FORESTS AND FORESTRY.
W. Gates,
I. Garretson,

J. Painter,
J. E. Noble,
J. A. Herr,

Dr. J. P. Edge,
H. M. Engle,
J. McCracken, Jr.,

C. R. Lantz,
J. Young,
T. Meehan,

H. L. Scott.

A PIARY.
M. W. Oliver,
H. H. Brown,

J. Shallcross,
I. Garretson,
G. Prizer,

Mrs. M. L. Thomas,
Arthur Todd,
E. Harvey,

A. L. McKibben.

SILK AND SILK CULTURE.
J. P. Barnes,
R. S. Searle,

G. W. Atherton,
W. Gates,
Dr. J. P. Edge,

J. G. Zerr,
G. Hiester,
D. H. Foresman,

H. H. (olvin.
WOOL AND TEXTILE FIBRES,
J. McDowell,
R. S. Searle,

Chandlee Eves,
Will B. Powell,
Asbury Struble,

Edward Walter,
J. A. Herr,
J. Young,

J. C. Thornton.

ROADS AND ROAD LAWS.
D. Wilson,
T. L. Clapp,

George W. Hood,
H. H. Colvin,
J. Hoffa,

J. D. Hicks,
Chandlee Eves,
H. W. Kratz,

F. R. Miller.
FARM IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINERY.
1. Garretson,
G. Hiester,

M. W. Oliver,
J. A. Herr,
E. Reeder,

C. C. Musselman.
N. F. Underwood,

W. Gates,

CEREAL CROPS.
J. A. Herr,
R. McKee,

F. R. Miller,
J. McDowell,
T. L. Clapp,

H. M. Wise,
J. C. Thornton,
F. Y. Clopper,

J. G. Zerr,
R. S. Searle,
A. D. Shimer,

Chandlee Eves,
C. R. Lantz,
H. M. Engle,

C. C. Musselman.
GRASSES AND FODDER CROPS.
N. F. Underwood,
W. R. Shelmire,

J. A. Herr,
J, McDowell,
F. R. Miller,

J. G. Zerr.
J. C. Thornton,

N. G. Bunnell,

DAIRY AND DAIRY PRODUCTS.
E. Reeder,
C. C. Musselman,

Chandlee Eves,
II. L. Scott,
I. Garretson,

R. S. Searle,
M. W. Oliver,
J. G. Zerr,

C. B. Cochran.

USEFUL BIRDS.
C. C. Musselman,
N. G. Bunnell,

E. Reeder,
B. H. Warren,
H. L. Scott,

Dr. J. P. Edge,
G. Heister,
J. E. Noble,

J. B. Smith,

POULTRY.
H. M. Engle,
G. Hiester,

W. C. Gordon,
J. E. Noble,
T. L. Clapp,

J. A. Gundy.
I. Garretson,

F. R. Miller,

ORNITHOLOGY.
B. H. Warren, M, D., Joseph H. Jackson, Will B. Powell,
E. Reeder,
C. C. Musselman,

G. B. Sennett,
C. W. Roberts,
C. J. Pennock,

G. W. Atherton,

EXTRACT FROM AN ACT

To regulate the publication, binding and distribution of the public documents, approved April 16, 1887,

“Thirty-one thousand five hundred and ten copies of the work entitled the Agriculture of Pennsylvania,' in style, manner, and form prescribed by law; eight thousand for the Senate, twenty thousand for the House of Representatives, one thousand five hundred for the Board of Agriculture, five hundred for the State Agricultural Society, five hundred for the Dairy men's Association, three hundred for the Fruit Growers', fifty for the State College, one hundred for the Governor, to be distributed by him, sixty for the Librarțan for distribution and exchange with the States and Territories, and five hundred for reserve work."

EXTRACT FROM AN ACT To authorize the printing and binding of the reports of the State Board of Agricul.

ture, and other State agricultural reports. Section 2. The matter for said volume shall be proportioned to the several organizations as follows: To the State Board of Agriculture, two hundred and fifty pages; to the State Agricultural Society, two hundred pages; to the State Dairymen's Association, one hundred pages; to the State Fruit Growers' Association, eighty pages, and to the State College, twenty pages, the whole volume not to contain more than six hundred and fifty pages: Provided, That each organization shall compile and arrange its own matter, and that no matter shall be used by either which is not original and legitimate to the organization offering the same.

SECTION 3. For the compilation, arranging and indexing of said matter, the sum of seven hundred and thirty dollars is hereby annually appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, upon the receipt of the Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding, that all of the matter has been delivered to him; said sums to be divided as follows: To the State Agricultural Society, two hundred and fisty dollars; to the State Dairy men's Association, three hundred and fifty dollars, and to the State Fruit Growers' Association, one hundred and thirty dollars; and that each organization shall deliver the whole of its report in manuscript to the Superintendent of Public Printing and Binding on or before the first day of November of each year.

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