An Unfortunate Calamity

We hear with great regret of the loss by fire of the residence of M. 8. Bateham, Painesville, O. Mr. Bateham came very near losing his life by the falling through of a floor, while engaged in his efforts to save as much of his property as possible from the flames. He had but just opportunity to jump through the window. A large collection of agricultural and horticultural books, papers and manuscript, the result of thirty years collection, are a total loss, besides his furniture and other personal property.

Unfruitful Pear Trees

By cultivating your border with cabbages and other vegetables, you drive the roots of your pear trees down into the subsoil, where they have not sufficient action and vigor to support. and develop the young fruit. Dig a trench round them as deep as they go; cut off all tap roots that penetrate to the sub-soil; lay the young and healthy roots near the surface; and keep them there by encouraging them with a light top-dressing annually. Never grow cabbages on your fruit-tree borders.

Union Agricultural And Horticultural Society

President, Hon. Truman Board-man; Vke-Presidents, Warren Halsey, Isaac Banker, Lewis Porter, Jr.; Secretary, L. H. Owen; Treasurer, F. S. Dumon; Directors, James M. Mattison, John Herald, Nestor Woodworth, A. H. Greig, Elnathan Wixom, Samuel M. Barker.

Unions And Poultry

Scarcely too much can be said in praise of onions for fowls. They seem to be a preventive and remedy for various diseases to which domestic fowls are liable. Having frequently tested their excellences, we can speak un-derstandingly. For gapes and inflammation of the throat, eyes, and head, onions are almost a specific. We would therefore recommend giving fowls, and especially young chickens, as many as they will eat, as often as twice or three times a week. They should be finely chopped. A small addition of corn meal is an improvement. - Genesee Farmer.

Univebsity Of Albany

We have great pleasure in calling the attention of our readers to the prospectus of the course of lectures on Scientific and Practical Agriculture, by Professor Norton, which is to commence under the care of the University of Albany, on the second Tuesday in January. The lectures for the course are fixed at the low price of $10, and there are few farmer's sons, belonging to the thinking class, who would not reap great benefit from attending these lectures. In the absence of any state institution for Agricultural Education, the new University wisely takes the initiatory steps, by inviting Prof. Norton - one of our soundest men of science in this department, to commence with a practical course of lectures in which the application of chemistry to the culture of the soil, will be especially considered.

University Education In Michigan

The increase and prosperity of agricultural journals in Michigan is not the only sign of a deep and general interest in rural pursuits. We are glad to learn that in the University at Ann Arbor there is now an agricultural course of Lectures, conducted by Mr. Charles Fox, senior editor of the Farmers' Companion, and Drs. Sageb and Douglass. We hope that agricultural lectures will soon be regarded as an indispensable portion of University education in every State of the Union. The study of agricultural science needs to be elevated. It has too long been permitted to occupy an unworthy position.