Experiment Station Record, Volume 15, 1903-1904 Page: 632
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632 EXPERIMENT STATION RECORD.
E. E. Ewell, for several years connected with the Bureau of Chemistry of this
Department, and for the past year in charge of the Atlanta office of the German
Kali Works, died in New Orleans February 7.
Director E. B. Voorhees, of the New Jersey Stations, has been appointed president
of the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture.
W. B. Madison, of the National Farm School at Doylestown, Pa., goes March 1 to
the Mount Hermon School, near Northfield, Mass., as horticulturist.
Prof. Pierre Mouillefert, professor of horticulture and forestry at the National
Agricultural School of Grignon, France, died December 26, 1903. He had been connected
with the institution since 1864, as student and assistant, and subsequently as
professor. He published a book on the vineyards and wines of France, and a brief
treatise on the culture of truffles, and wrote largely for French agricultural journals.
A treatise on sylviculture, consisting of four volumes, of which two have appeared
and the others are in press, is also from his pen. In 1874 he was commissioned by the
French Government to investigate the destruction of vineyards by the Phylloxera.
Miscellaneous.-Wellesley College announces a course in general horticulture
and elementary landscape gardening. The course includes lectures on the preparation
of soils, the propagation, cultivation, and pruning of plants, school gardens,
and planting designs; and a brief consideration of the plants used in practical planting.
The lectures will be supplemented by reading, work in the greenhouse, practice
in making planting plans, practical work in the field, and visits to gardens,
nurseries, and estates in the vicinity. The course covers one year and includes 3
hours a week for that period. It is in charge of Henry S. Adams, instructor in
botany. The college has also offered for a couple of years past a course in trees and
forestry, covering one year and including forest botany and sylviculture, the forests
of the world, value and uses of their products, and the protection of wood lands.
Simmons College, Boston, offers a course in theoretical and practical horticulture
designed to aid young women who wish to undertake the cultivation of flowers,
fruits, and vegetables for commercial or other purposes. The course serves also as a
practical basis for landscape gardening. It will extend over either three or four
years, the first two years to be spent in Boston studying the underlying sciences and
theoretical elements of horticulture, and the third year at the Massachusetts Agricultural
College, as mentioned elsewhere.
The Girls' Industrial College, at Denton, Texas, which was opened to students the
latter part of last September, will give considerable attention to the teaching of horticulture
and ornamental gardening. This is provided for in the department of
rural arts, in charge of A. J. Seiders, which will embrace floriculture, horticulture,
truck and berry growing, dairying, bee keeping, and poultry keeping. Three new
greenhouses 18 by 40 ft. have been completed and a small nursery has been established.
The campus of about 70 acres will be. devoted largely to landscape gardening
The department of economics and sociology recently established by the Carnegie
Institution, in charge of Carroll D. Wright, Commissioner of Labor, has undertaken
the preparation of an economic history of the United States, embracing eleven subjects.
The second of these subjects, relating to agriculture and forestry, including
public land and irrigation interests, has been assigned to President K. L. Butterfield,
of the Rhode Island College. This part of the work, it is understood, will be carried
on with the collaboration of experts in various branches of agriculture.
According to press reports, George C. Creelman, superintendent of farmers' institutes
in Ontario, has been appointed president of the Ontario Agricultural College at
Guelph, to succeed Dr. James Mills, who has retired after twenty-five years of service
to become a member of the railway commission newly appointed by the Dominion
government. Mr. Creelman entered upon his duties February 1.
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