Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association / Transactions of the Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association, including a full report of the industrial convention held at Neenah, Wisconsin, February, 1886. Together with proceedings of the Association for 1884, to January 1, '86
Vol. XI (1886)
[How about the growth of calves], pp. 269-273 PDF (968.4 KB)
Bright, C. M.
Taxation, pp. 273-306 PDF (6.8 MB)
AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL ASSOCIATION. 273 Judgment tells a man cold milk is not the thing for the stomach. With a calf tied in a fence corner with its legs all covered with flies common sense shows that it does not pay. You cannot cheat nature or the Almighty. When the flies bother, put them in. Use calf sense in raising them. Mr. Gillett -Of course your opinion is to keep them in when the flies bother them and let them out when the flies are not troubling them. Prof. Henry-The statement was made in Baraboo last week, by a Short Horn grower, that Wisconsin cattle stood lower in the Chicago market than Texas steers. If that is true, I believe it is time we begun to study how to take care of cattle. A paper was then read by C. M. Bright of Oshkosh, en- titled. TAXATION. By C. M. BRIGHT, Oshkosh. There is an ancient and familiar story about an honest farmer who had been for years in the habit of sending his boy on horseback to mill, with a bushel of wheat in one end of a bag and sixty pounds of rock in the other to balance it. The horse had thus to carry sixty pounds of wheat, sixty pounds of rock, and the boy. One day an ingenious neighbor showed the farmer how he might divide the grist and leave the rock out. This story is something of a joke on the farmer, but considered as an illustration, such as suits the purpose of its present use, it is not much of a joke after all. The human race progresses, but by the slowest and cost- liest methods. History has been defined as the record of human progress. It has been made by the efforts the race has been engaged in, through oppression and bloodshed and suffering, to better its condition by enlarging its liberties, and relieving itself of unjust and unnecessary burdens. Some burdens must be borne. It was necessary for the 18-N. A.
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