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Rev C J.S. BETHUNE,M.A ,Port Hope, Ont.; E. B. REED, Barrister-at-Law, London, Ont.,
and J. M. DENTON, London, Ont.
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS VOLUME.
ANDREWS, W. V BEHRENS, JAMES.. BETHUNE, REV. C. J.S. BOWLES, G. J..... BRUNER, LAWRENCE. BUNKER, ROBERT CAULFEILD, F. B CHAMBERS, V. T. CLEMENTI, V DODGE, G. M.. DURY, CHARLES.. EDWARDS, W. H... GROTE, AUG. R., HAGEN, DR. H.. HARVEY, LEON F.. HORN, DR. GEO. H.. LECONTE, DR. JOHN L LINTNER, J. A.... LYMAN, H. H... MANN, B. PICKMAN. MEAD, THEODORE L. MURTFELDT, MISS M. E.... NORMAN, GEO.... PEABODY, S. H. PECK, GEO. W.. SAUNDERS, W., The Editor .. SCUDDER, S. H.. WESTCOTT, (). S.. WHITNEY, C. P.... WORTHINGTON, C. E..
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LONDON, ONT., JANUARY, 1876.
OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ONTARIO, 1875.
To the Members of the Entomological Society of Ontario:
GENTLEMEN,-For the fifth year in succession I find myself called upon, as your President, to address a few words to you on the condition of our Society, and on the subject of Entomology in general.
With regard to the Society, you have already learnt from the satisfactory Reports of the parent organization and its various Branches, that it continues to go on prospering in a quiet, unostentatious way. While there has been no marked increase to our list of members during the past year, and no performance of any work of unusual importance, yet it is a matter of congratulation that we have no falling off either in numbers or resources to deplore. Much of the inactivity in Entomological matters that has been apparent in this country during the past year may no doubt be ascribed to the prevalent hardness of the times," which has occasioned-even to those least affected by it ---much anxiety of mind, conjoined very often with increased absorption in the cares of business or in the labours necessary for obtaining a livelihood. As you are well aware, we have in Canada but very few persons of assured wealth, who are able, as in older and richer countries, to devote their abundant leisure to literature, art or science. Consequently the condition of things in the world about us deprives most of our members of the leisure, if not also of the inclination, requisite for the successful pursuit of Entomology in any of its various phases. Before another winter opens upon us, however, we have reason to believe that the worst of the present financial storm will be over, and that renewed confidence and prosperity throughout the country will remove the gloom and dulness now oppressing almost every department of work among us.
With a revival of business, we may assuredly look for a restoration of activity in scientific pursuits, and hope that our Society, in common with others of a kindred character, may be distinguished by large accessions to its numbers, and by increased work in all its departments.