Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Volume 21
Beriah Brown, State Printer, 1884
Published with vol. 21-25: Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, vol. 13-17, and Annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association, no. 11-15; with vol. 22-25: Annual report of the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Wisconsin, no. 1-4.
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Page vii - AMENDMENTS. This constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the members attending any annual meeting...
Page 100 - We have possessed all the elements of material wealth in rich abundance, and yet, notwithstanding all these advantages, our country in its monetary interests is at the present moment in a deplorable condition.
Page 209 - He who makes two blades of grass to grow where one grew before...
Page 121 - A direct tax is one which is demanded from the very persons who, it is intended or desired, should pay it. Indirect taxes are those which are demanded from one person in the expectation and intention that he shall indemnify himself at the expense of another: such as the excise or customs.
Page 32 - All trade rests at last on his primitive activity. He stands close to nature ; he obtains from the earth the bread and the meat. The food which was not, he causes to be. The first farmer was the first man, and all historic nobility rests on possession and use of land.
Page 473 - Edinburgh, and born of white parents, but whose mother previous to her marriage bore a mulatto child by a negro man servant, exhibits distinct traces of the negro. Dr. Simpson, whose patient at one time, the young woman was, recollects being struck with the resemblance, and noticed particularly that the hair had the qualities characteristic of the negro.
Page 463 - Kennebec, and the same has reappeared in one or more families connected with it by marriage. The thick upper lip of the imperial house of Austria, introduced by the marriage of the Emperor Maximilian with Mary of Burgundy, has been a marked feature in that family for hundreds of years, and is visible in their descendants to this day. Equally noticeable is the " Bourbon nose " in the former reigning family of France.
Page 99 - In my first annual message to Congress I called your attention to what seemed to me some defects in the present tariff, and recommended such modifications as in my judgment were best adapted to remedy its evils and promote the prosperity of the country. Nothing has since occurred to chauge my views on this important question.