8 Annual Report of the Agricultural
of the fiscal year ending July l, 1880, will
not fall far short of $2,700 besides the crop.
This consists of 20 acres of wheat, 20 acres
of oats, 30 acres of corn, and two acres of
potatoes, all of which have been cultivated
‘ by student labor, and which is estimated will
yield about #1,000 more, making the probable
balance, when the crop is matured and gath-
ered in after paying labot, about $z,soo.
The system adopted last year of provid-
ing elementary instruction by tutors was
continued during the present. It was found
necessary to meet the increased wants of the ·
College through increased attendance, by em-
ploying additional tutors. The classes thus
provided for were taught under the supervis-
ion of the Faculty,and in the main, with
satisfactory results.
Instruction has been furnished in the
several classes which make up the depart-
ments of Civil History, Political Economy,
English Literature, Moral Philosophy, Modern
Languages, Mental Philosophy, Chemistry,
Agricultural Chemistry, Natural History,
Practical Mechanics, and Civil Engineer-
ing.Provision was also made for giving in-
struction to two elementary classes in Latin.
. It is proper in this connection to add, that
during the year now brought to a close, an
advanced course in Agricultural Chemistry
was given, and that, in addition to the
hitherto existing course on instruction
in Natural History, a series of lectures
were given upon Economic Botany, upon re-
lation of Geology to soils, of forests to
agriculture, and of insects to vegetation.
Four young men have completed in E -
satisfactory manner the course of study
prescribed by the College, and are refom-
mended b the Faculty to the Board for the