Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1874 - Agriculture
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Page 348 - Hiram Sibley, at a cost of $800. Mr. Sibley has this year increased his previous gifts to the College of the Mechanic Arts by the sum of $50,000, making the entire amount of his donations to this department $90,000. By an act of the trustees passed in April, 1872, women are admitted to the university on the same terms as men, except that they must be eighteen years of age. A separate building, called the " Sage College for Women,
Page 357 - September 21, 1868, its object is represented to be "for the instruction of youth in the various common-school, academic, and collegiate branches, the best method of teaching the same, and the best mode of practical industry in its application to agriculture and the mechanic arts.
Page 163 - ... inch in diameter ; the bottom is rounded, and the top, which is level with the surface of the earth, is closed by a circular lid, continuous with the tube for about a third of its circumference. This part may be called tho hinge.
Page 398 - That wo earnestly request the legislature of our State, at its next session, to enact a law regulating freights and fares on our railroads upon a basis of justice, and that we further request our members of Congress to urge the favorable action of that body, where the full power exists beyond all doubt, to the same end, and, if need be, to construct national highways at the expense of the Government.
Page 354 - ... political, rural, and household economy, horticulture, moral philosophy, history, bookkeeping, and especially the application of science and the mechanic arts to practical agriculture in the field.
Page 353 - To provide a college or department in said university, the leading object whereof shall be, without excluding other scientific and classic studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, in such manner as hereinafter stated, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
Page 185 - My attention was called last year to the prevalence of this fungus on the hawthorn plants on the grounds of the Department during the months of July and August. This year it has also appeared. I first observed its presence in the month of July, although it may have appeared in June preceding. At this time, September 20, the fungoid forms are decaying. Nearly every variety...
Page 190 - Nos. 3 and 4 was also put half an ouuce of pure sugar, to assist fermentation. These specimens were subject during the experiments to a temperature of about 75 F. The respective jars were examined from day to day. On the sixth day the Ohio specimen in No 1 was found to be rotting rapidly, while the Santa Fe specimen in No 2 was apparently uninjured. Specimens Nos. 3 and 4 were undergoing slow fermentation. At first the water containing the New...
Page 327 - ... of the basement is lower than the front part by four feet, to permit the floor of the lecture room above to drop down that much from the front. The second and third stories are divided alike, — two large rooms of equal size in each over the lecture room, and four rooms on each story in the front. The south...
Page 8 - I have been repeatedly requested to recommend the establishment of stations or farms at different localities throughout the country, for the purpose, among other objects, of acclimating seeds and plants of tropical and semi-tropical kinds ; to which I have always replied that I cannot acquiesce in the propriety of such a proposition, for, apart from the vast immediate expense which such establishments would require, and the host of officers and employees that it would necessitate, I have great doubt...

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