This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
A correspondent calls attention to the subject of the use of sulphur for the cure of the European vine disease, and requests the publication of the following from the London Times, just received: "The French Society d'Encovragetnenf pout p'Industrie Nationale has reported to the French Government that the prize of 10,000f. offered by the French Government in conjunction with the Society, is jointly due, 1st, to Mr. Kyle, an English horticulturist, who first applied sulphur to this purpose in 1848; 2d, to M. Duchartre, Professor of Agronomy at Versailles, who first introduced the method in France; 3d, to M. Gontier, a horticulturist at Montrouge, near Paris, who was the first to apply it on a large scale; and 4th, to M. Henry Mares, Secretary to the Society Of Agriculture of the Department of the Herault, who, by numerous experiments, has proved the superiority of sulphur over all other agents previously tried, and pointed out the surest and most economical way of applying it. Moreover, that M. Mares has won the prise of 3,000f. proposed by the Society for the best essay on the nature of the malady which has attacked the vine for so many years.
The report concludes with proposing prises of encouragement of l,000f. each to MM. Camillo Leroy and Kopesinskl, and of 600f. each to MM. Berkeley, Chancel, Gaudry, Hardy, Money, and Bonnel, for their laudable efforts towards effecting the object in question. We may possibly offer some observations upon this subject on a future occasion".