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Page 70 text:
Meteor olgical. A Brief Outline of the Work to be Conducted by Prof. C. D. Warner at Mass. Agricultural College. TT7 HE extreme top of the tower of South College has been removed, and a -L platform 10-4 square substituted. The room immediately beneath, which heretofore was used only as a store-room occasionally, has been finished off, and is to contain the instruments to be used in this work. This observatory is patterned after the general plan of the one at Central Park, New York, con- ducted by Dr. Daniel Draper, though, of course, on a much less elaborate plan. The following instruments will be used; made and patented by said Dr. Draper: Draper ' s Self -Recording Thermometer, which will give a permanent and con- tinuous record of the temperature at all times; Draper ' s Sun Thermometer, registering the amount of sun-light ; Draper ' s Self -Recording Mercurial Bar- ometer; Draper ' s Direction of Wind, Velocity of Wind, Force of Wind and Rain Guage. Space will not permit of a description of these instruments. Suffice it to say they are the best obtainable. As far as possible, a complete record of all meteorological phenomena will be kept. The temperature and pressure of atmosphere, quantity of sun-light, direction, velocity and force of wind, amount of rain-fall and depth of snow will be noted. All electrical phenomena, quantity of electricity in the atmos- phere, magnetic disturbances, and the general appearance of the heavens will be recorded. Daily, weekly and monthly records will be kept, bound and placed among the archives of the station for future reference. Especial attention will be given to the subject of dews, which is occupying so much attention at present. Various experiments will be tried in connection with this subject. The reason why we have so many late, cold, north winds some springs, and not others, will be looked into. Also the causes of various disturbances of the atmosphere — for instance, the turning of a storm from the track in which it started, compelling it to travel in an entirely different direction from that in which it moved at the outset, will be investigated, and brought to light as far as possible. (46)
Page 69 text:
The College Herd. ] I [ HIS herd consists of forty-seven animals all told, representing five dif- 1 ferent herds— Holstein, Freisians, Jerseys, Devons, Guernseys and Ayr- shires. Only the most prominent animals will here receive special mention. The Holstein Bull, Pledge ' s Empire, two years and eight months old the 10th of November, is a very promising creature ; sired by Empire 588, he by Billy Boelyn 189, and out of Empress 339. Billy Boelyn won seventeen first prizes, and sold for $10,000. Sire ' s Dam, Empress, has a record of giv- ing 19,714 pounds 14 ounces of milk in one year, a trifle over 54 pounds per day, as an average for the whole year. Dam, Pledge 1,506 H. H. B., during the past summer has given the largest yield of milk on record in the world. During July and August she gave a total of 6,105 £ pounds, an average of over 98 pounds per day. For 36 con- secutive days, from July 6 to August 10, she gave 3,601% pounds, or a trifle over 100 pounds per day. The largest yield for any one day was 110) pounds, July 31st. During this time she ran at large in a pasture where there was plenty of good feed and drinking water from a stream that ran through the lot. No additional food was given her except 16 quarts of grain per day up to July 19th ; from then on 20 quarts. Grain fed dry and mixed in the following proportions: 4-9 ground oats, 4-9 coarse middlings, 1-9 corn meal. Occasionally a little oil cake was fed with the grain. Pledge is seven years old, sired by Billy Boelyn, and out of Plenty 542. Among the Jerseys is Edithson, 8,948 A. J. C. C, six years old ; sired by Ramapo 4,679, who took the double gold medal at the New York State Fair in 1885. Dam, Lass Edith 6,290, half Alphea blood. She has a record of 17 pounds 8 ounces of butter in seven days, after second calf. Sire ' s dam, Eurotas, has a record of 22 pounds 7 ounces butter in seven days, and 778 pounds in eleven months. There is nothing to attract attention among the Devons, except, per- haps, the size of Bull Senator. He weighs just one ton. Among the Guernseys the chief attraction is Fanny 410, aged 10 years. Sire and Dam both on the Island of Guernsey. She has a record of 16) pounds butter in seven successive days, on feed from an average pasture, with two quarts of corn meal per day. She has won two silver medals, be- sides taking first and second premiums at different State and County fairs. During the past summer it was estimated that four quarts of her milk would produce one quart of cream, she having no feed except what she could get from an ordinary pasture. There is nothing worthy of special mention among the Ayrshires. (45)
Page 71 text:
Class Poem. CLASSMATES, almost three years we ' ve spent In our pursuit of knowledge, And only one more year is left Before we ' re done with College. And as we pass without these doors Into our work of life, Let us all try to fit ourselves To the burden of the strife. Each man must fashion his own life ; We ' ll find it always so, But if each one will help himself The Lord will help, we know. We ' ll scatter over all the world, In many different lands, While some among us may be known In undertakings grand. Some will go North and some go South, Yet no one can foresee But what he ' ll soon be called upon To dwell in eternity. Then let us act from day to day With purpose clear and wise, So when this fleeting life is done We ' ll meet above the skies. (47)
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