Wisconsin State Agricultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, including the proceedings of the state agricultural convention held in February, 1885, together with other practical papers
Vol. XXIII (1885)
Curtis, F. C.
Good butter versus bogus butter, pp. 320-346
-320 WISCONSIN STATT AGRicULTURAL SOCIETY. When traveling around, and when at home, for - that matter, I see wells locafed in situations where' I would con- sider them - absolutely dangerous, - and if . that paper had no other than to call men's attention to that fact, and warn them of the danger, it woU'ld be valliable. In very many 'instances., in my opinion,- it would absolutely be a great deal safer to sink a new well, or remove the hog pen or the dung pile. President Arnold A eane ha' been handed in to the secre- tary. Mr. Broughton says he was presented with this gold- headed cane' by the hard working tillers of the soil, and right here he has pres ented a. eane to Dr. Barry, marked: cc Compliments of A. Broughton. to Dr. Barry." Mr. Broughton - The contrast is against me, I admit, but., considered scientifically, it is in my favor. Ask the seien- tists why it.is so. This is from the indu'strial man to the scientifie, man, and they will probably fool themselve-s. GOOD BUTTER VERSUS BOGUS BUTTER. ýF. C. CURTIS, ROCky Run, Wis. The subjeet as given 'me for discussion by Seeretary Babbitt, opens up the whole, butter question and gives a wide range fo r,reasoning and argument. Most people are supposed to k'now good butter from bad., whether obtainable or not, but few, however.. are aware of the nature and ex- ülmt of what 1 presume Seer - etary Babbitt means by bogus butter. In consulting Webster, I find the meaning of bogus to be "' a liquor made of , rum and molasses also c" spürious 22 a eant term originally applied to counterfeit coin and hence denoting anything counterfeit; therefore I conelude bogus as 'here applied means spurious . or c , ounterfelt 'butterl, Webster defines coun terfeit "to copy or imitate *itho at au thority or right, and with a view to deceive.,'or defraud by passing, the copy or thing forged for that which is original or genuinei" It req'ulres no argument or proof to show that butter is counterfeited to a great extent, much greater than is gen-
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