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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / The Wisconsin horticulturist
Vol. V, No. 11 (January 1901)

Goff, E. S.
Report of Prof. E. S. Goff as delegate to Minnesota State Horticultural Society,   pp. 8-9 PDF (515.2 KB)

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To the President and Members of the Wisconsin State Hor- 
ticultural Society: 
As delegate of our society, I attended the meeting of 
the Minnesota State Horticultural Society on Wednesday 
and Thursday, Dec. 5th and 6th, being present at five ses- 
sions, of which one was the annual banquet. The sessions, 
with the exception of the banquet, were held in the lecture 
rooms of the Plymouth Congregational church, corner 8th 
and Nicollet Avenue. 
The weather during the meeting was very mild and the 
attendance averaged somewhat larger than is usual in the 
meetings of our own society. The earnestness and intelli- 
gence of the members was manifest in all their sessions, in 
the character of the papers and the discussions. Two fea- 
tures of their society might, it seems to me, be followed 
with profit in our own organization, viz., the Ladies' Aux- 
iliary and the annual banquet. It cannot be denied that 
these features increase the interest and pleasure of the 
meetings and tend to promote concord, a provision which 
has sometimes been needed in our society. 
The Ladies' Auxiliary is, as I understand it, partially 
independent of the state society. That is, it has its own 
officers and provides its own program, and at least one ses, 
sion of the meeting is given over entirely to it. It is cer- 
tain that this session was a most profitable one. It did not 
adjourn until half past five and then there was much of in- 
terest that had to be cut off for lack of time. 
The annual banquet was instituted this season. It was 
held at the elegant Guaranty Loan building and was in all 
respects an up-to-date affair. As is customary at such oc- 
casions, the toasts were intended rather to promote hilarity 
than progress in horticulture, but the comfort and kindly 

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