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Bulletin No. 11 (1897)

Proceedings of the eleventh annual closing Farmers' Institute held at Appleton, Wis., March 9-10-11, 1897,   p. [19] PDF (162.4 KB)


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PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
ELEVENTH ANNUAL
Closing Farmers' Institute
HELD AT
APPLETON, WIS., MARCH 9-1o-01, 1897.
C. H. EVERETT in the Chair. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Plant.
ADDRESS OF WELCOME.
P. x. Thomn, Mayor of Appleton,
Wis.
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle-
men:-In extending to you the free-
dom of this city the municipal au-
thorities and citizens unite in offering
you a hearty welcome. All are deeply
interested in those that supply us
with that by which we maintain our
energy and existence.  Nature and
is of no use or little value, until the
energy of man is applied. When the
coal is brought to the surface its
value and energy are quickly multi-
plied in connection with the modern
mechanism of today, and still all in
connection with the product of the
soil, by the aid of the farmer by
planting and harvesting, thus taking
advantage of what nature in her wis-
dom has supplied to us for our use.
And then consider how little of the
the aid of the farmer supplies the ex-I product of the soil it takes to give
istence of all energy, great and small,: energy to our commercial pursuits,
from the single horse power to the E such as our railroads and steamship
harnessing of Niagara.  When   we lines. In the first place we have to
consider the  primitive  power of i supply our locomotive engines with
energy and how it can be multiplied  fuel which comes from the mines. A
it is wonderful, Coal under ground miner can mine from four to six tons


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