Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture, Volume 37, Part 1889

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Page 320 - So live, that when thy summons comes, to join The innumerable caravan, that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon; but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 279 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the...
Page 288 - ... individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population and other circumstances of maturity this truth becomes more apparent, and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more an object of public patronage. Institutions for promoting it grow up, supported by the public purse; and to what object can it be dedicated with greater propriety?
Page 239 - ... or material sampled, the name of the party from whose stock the sample was drawn, and the time and place of drawing, and said label shall also be signed by the person taking the sample and by the party or parties in interest, or their representative present at the drawing and...
Page 288 - ... and diffusing information, and enabled by premiums, and small pecuniary aids, to encourage and assist a spirit of discovery and improvement. This species of establishment contributes doubly to the increase of improvement, by stimulating to enterprise and experiment, and by drawing to a common centre the results everywhere of individual skill and observation, and spreading them thence over the whole nation. Experience accordingly has shown, that they are very cheap instruments of immense national...
Page 238 - ... provided, that whenever the manufacturer or importer shall have paid the fee herein required for any person acting as agent or seller for such manufacturer or importer, such agent or seller shall not be required to pay the fee named in this...
Page 288 - I have heretofore proposed to the consideration of Congress, the expediency of establishing a national university, and also a military academy. The desirableness of both these institutions has so constantly increased with every new view I have taken of the subject, that I cannot omit the opportunity of once for all recalling your attention to them.
Page 239 - Secretary, upon thus ascertaining any violation of this act, to forthwith notify the manufacturer, importer or dealer in writing, and give him not less than thirty days thereafter in which to comply with the requirements of this...
Page 239 - Statutes are hereby repealed. SECT. 9. This act shall take effect on the first day of September in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight.
Page 237 - ... the place of manufacture, and a chemical analysis stating the percentage of nitrogen, or its equivalent in ammonia...

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