Mr. B. P. Johnson (the able Secretary) has placed us under obligations for a copy of these valuable Transactions. In the first article of this number will be found some of the reasons why books were formerly scouted by farmers. "Book farming" was a term of reproach in former days. Now how stands the case? The books are the choice receptacles of the experience of science and labor. The man of science and the practical workingman associate for mutual benefit. The results are, drainage is practised; improved implements are introduced; insects are studied and destroyed; colleges are founded, and chemistry, Ac., taught; educated labor stands pre-eminent among the arts; the farmer values the library; new and better grains are sought for; our people test the every form and combination of the mechanical powers to till, reap, harvest, or fell the forest. Contrast this with the idle dozing of the Spanish race, where the plough in use might be recognized by Adam, if he should revisit Spain or Cuba, as the one invented by him!

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New York is a great State. She has excellent men on her soil, and her Transactions are very choice reading. Br. Fitch continues his contributions on insects, which are now indorsed by the approbation of the scientific men abroad.