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Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian T H E R 131 N B U R G H G H R Voi.lJ. N Id L From MARCH 5. eo SATURDAY 8. 1760. PREMIUMS by the EDINBURGH SOCIETY tor tbc year .1760. SOCIF.TT for j B ngemcnt of SCIENCES, Jl. FA-c.TUKts, and AGK1CULTUK6, have refoivcd to beftow the preraitJtns annexed, under the conditions here ipecined. 1. For ufeful inventions in fciences, arts, aod agriculture, to be divided in proportion to the and utility of the invention, thirty guineas. 2. For the belt dtflcrwion on ftyle in compofi- tion, a grid medal t gtyen by Mr Alexander Gerard, profcflbr of divinity in the Marifchal college at Aberdeen, who gained the premium, anno 175-6, for the bed eflay on taftc. 3. For the bed dUTertaQon on the means of fup- poriing and promoting public Jpirit, a, gold medal, be by tfee Society- 4. To tfieperlon who (hall bed explain, and by pro- per experiments Htertain, the nature and properties of quick-lime, as a cement in building, five given by the lodge St David, Edinburgh. 5. To the perfon who (hail bed explain the na- ture of the free-None liable to blow, that if, to crumble down, and be dhTolved, on being cxpoied to the a'ir, with the means of knowing Juch itones in the quarry, five alfo given by the (aid lodge. 6 Fqr the cpIlelKon good Jpecimens ef filver and copper SeotMnd, guineas. 7. For the laiged of Specimens of lead ores, taken from tfce greated number of different places in Scotland, five guineas. 8. For the greated number of fpecimens of cin- nabar, antimony, cobalt, calaminc, or other mat- ters containing fcmi- metals, found in Scotland, ten guineas. N. B. Wijh each of the above three articles, a fhort account raud be given of the place and fituation in which the (everal ores are found and discovered And their being all found in Scot- land, mud be vouched to the fatisfactibn of the fociety. To the perfon who (hall keep, and let out for hire, within any part of Scotland, the bed'ftal- lion -for improving the breed of draught- horfes, not under fifteen hands and an inch high, fifteen guineas. 10. To the per (bo who fhall keep, and let out for hire, -within any pm of Scotland, the bed ftallion for improving the breed of faddle-horfes, fifteen guineas. N. B. The ftallions tojbc fhown at Edinburgh upon the fourth Wedncfday ftlarch A note muft 5e 6ot to the fccretary ty, one night ieaft Wfore the faid nefday of March, acquainting him at what ftable each dallion is put up. The fbciety propofes to advcrtifc, in the Edin- burgh news papers, the names of the Wet who Ihall be adjudged to merit the premiums afore- laid, as alfo the places where they are ta leap The premiums fliall be paid immediately after the 8th July 1760; providing always that the owners produce fatisfaaory evidence, that the faid horfrs have been kept in Scotland for ferving of mares, from the day of the premiums being adjudged until the laid 8th of July 1760. i To the perfon w ho ihall produce young doned horfc, bred in Scotland, to be fhown at Edinburgh (he fecond Wednefday of twenty guineas. Second ditto, tin gu'weas. Is, W 13. To the petfrn wao (hall produce, the beft young (toned horle, bred in Scotland, to be fhowh at fcdtabutgh the fecoei of July 1763. rwerfjr 14. t ij. To the farmer wlio ftatt phlnt greateft number of timber cices, pfaae. and elm, not under one thousand, at the ditUnct of ttm frum each other, before Mareii i. itftoten founds id. 'Second ditto, not under five hundred, five pouris Sterling. 17. To the perfon who (ball plant in the man- ner of ah orchard, before April 1. 1 76 1, the number of apple trees, of any of the following kinds, Grey Lydingtoo, Pearmaro, Ruflcts, iU-d- ftreak, Full wood, Golden Pippin, or Nonpareils, five or a gold medal 1 8. To the perfon who (hall plant the next ssinbtr of three or Jilvtr medal 1 9. To the fanner who fljall plact with hoop- faughs the greattft quantity of ground, not under an acre, and not under 6000 plants to the acre, before April i. 176 1, five 10. To the fanner who (ball plant the next gmteft quantity of ground with ditto, three juineas. 2i. To the farmer who raife the greated number of thorns, not under thirty thouftnd, fore December fix ax. Second ditto, dot under ttn thpafrod, founds Sterlbtg. 3. To the farmer who (hall raifc the greated number of ditto, not under thirty thoufcnd, before December fix founds Sterling. 14. Second ditto, not under fifteen thoufand, fiitr founds Sterling. 2f. To the farmer who (hall plant on his own farm, the greated number of thorns in hedges, before March five guineas. 26. Second ditto, three guineas. vj. To the farmer who (hall employ in hand- hoeing, the greated number of boys, next feafon not under the number of twelve, and not above fifteen years of age, five guineas. 28. To the next, three guineas. To the next, two guineas. No boy (hall be counted upon but who is em- ployed by the lame farmer three full weeks. And out of each of the laid premiums, fhall be given half a guinea by the farmer who gains the prize, to the boy whom he thinks the mod de- icrving. 30. To the perfon who (hall make die bed two dozen of fcythes, and bed dozen of two guineas. 31 Second ditto, otut guinea. 31. For the greated quantity of madder, not under eighty pounds weight, drciled and cured for the market, ten guineas. 33. For railing and curing the greatcft quantity of woad, not under three hundred pounds wdght, Jive guineas. %A. Sccpnd ditto, not under one hundred pounds weignf, e guineas 35. To liie perfon who fhall favc and drds the grcattd qufSKjjty of icd clover- feed, not under pounds weight, fottr 36. Second ditto, two 37. To the farmer vho fliall fav> and drefs the grtated quantity of bed feed, under forty boils, tivo guineas. 38. To the farmer who fnall feed Tor Jbujiliter, greated number of calves, not under a fcore, i each calf being fix weeks old at lead, 3 Second ditto, thr ee guineas. 40. Third. ottto, iw guinea. N. ti. The intention of the Jboety, in pofing prcmiusm is, nf s, calves hides into Scotland. 41. JFor the tanned and curried cuivtf 'i not under two fatr guineas. Sccoud ditto, t-wo vunieaf. 4jv To the perfon who pfoduce, for. Ate, the gieated quantity of bed fait batter, not under. one hundred weigh to be produced at weigh hcufc of td in burgh, the flcuoU of Peccm ber next, four pounds For the greated quantity of Sterling. 45 To' the perfon wno (hall product, for fale, the greateit quantity of beft cow milk, chcde, not nutler one hundred vucight, at the find weigh houfk on the fecohd Friday of JDeccmbet next, fyur founds Sjerlivg. 46- Second ditto, fuw 'founds Sterling 47 To the perfen whu OwU cure, and in a dry form, the grcattd quantity of ycfi, fo M to bt 'dill fit for the purpofes of baling and ing, not under ten pounds wdght, to be produced on or before the id of February 1761, five guineas, 48. For thr bed hogfhtad of flrong ale, brew. ed by public brewers in the year 1759, to determined in March 1761, a fiver cup, worth fix 49. For the next 4 jtott three guineas, 50. For the bed hogfhcad of drongbeer fit for exportation, brewed by public brewers in the year to be determined in March a filver' cup, worth fix guineas. N.-J5. No premium to be given for the above article, unlefs there fliall be a competition. 5k. For the "bed hogfhead of porter, brewed in the ycai; to be determined in March a filver cuft worth fix guineas. 51. For tKe next bed ditto, a filver cuft worth three guineas. 53. For the bed hogfhcad o5 drong ale, brew- ed by public brewers in the year 1760, to be determined in March a filver citf, worth fix guineas. 54. For the next bed ditto, a filver cup, worth three guineas. re. For the bed hogfhead of drong beer, fit for, exportation, bfewed by public brewers in the year 1760, to be determined in March 1761, a filver ctfi worth fix guineas. A'. B. No premium will be given for the article, unlefs there fhall be a competition. For the bed hogfbead of porter, brewed in 1760, to be determined in March 1762, a ftlver cup, worth. fix guineas. 5 7 For the next bed ditto, a filver cup, three guineas. A1, -tf As no one can two premiums for the fame fpccies of manufnclure, if any disas one hogfhead, the motto be the fame. 58. lo i AC perfon who fball collect the greatest quantity of woollen rags, not under aooo done, to he provfd to the iatUfaclion of the fociety, two guintis. 59. For the fcCond ditto, one guinea. 60. To the per ion who fhall gather the greated quantity of iupeifine rags for the paper-mills. from 2 s 6d. and upwards, per done, the quantity not to be under ten done, five guineas. 61. To the next highed gatherer, the quantity not to be uiijtr fivt done, two guineas. ;