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Page 80 - The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
Page 21 - ... private ownership of land is abolished, and the whole land fund is declared common property and transferred to the laborers without compensation, on the basis of equalized use of the soil. "All forests, minerals, and waters of state-wide importance, as well as the whole inventory of animate and inanimate objects, all estates and agricultural enterprises are national property.
Page 22 - This shift of vital function from the man to the machine is the key to many problems. It affects all departments of life. We have seen how it broke down the barrier of apprenticeship which had sealed factories more or less against rural labor, and brought raw farm-boys into town, leveling farm and factory wages, lifting food prices. We have seen the power of the Iron Man to pull the negro north and the peasants of Europe west.
Page 110 - On the breezy Texas border, on the prairies far away, Where the antelope is grazing and the Spanish ponies play; Where the tawny cattle wander through the golden incensed hours, And the sunlight woos a landscape clothed in royal robes of flowers ; Where the Elm and Clear Fork mingle, as they journey to the sea, And the night-wind sobs sad stories o'er a wild and lonely lea ; Where of old the dusky savage and the shaggy bison trod, And the reverent plains are sleeping 'midst drowsy dreams of God;...
Page 123 - The legislature shall, as early as practicable, establish free schools throughout the State, and shall furnish means for their support by taxation on property; and it shall be the duty of the legislature to set apart not less than one-tenth of the annual revenue of the State, derivable from taxation, as a perpetual fund, which fund shall be appropriated to the support of free public schools...
Page 130 - Exchange, and shall perform such other duties as are necessarily incident to the office of President of the Exchange.
Page 130 - The officers shall be a President, a First and Second Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. All the officers shall be elected by ballot, annually, except the Secretary, who shall be elected for a term of three years.
Page 29 - ... fatigue, and the number of sick increased every day; in a word, nothing could be more unhappy than M. de la Salle's situation. He was devoured with grief, but he dissimulated it pretty well; by which means his dissimulation degenerated into a morose obstinacy. As soon as he saw all his people together, he began in good earnest to think of making a settlement, and fortifying it.
Page 81 - West, putting particular emphasis on the conditions of the westward migration and on the economic, political, and social aspects of the occupation of the various physiographic provinces of the United States, together with the reactions of these sections on national developments.