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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)

Bright, C. M.
Taxation,   pp. 273-306 PDF (6.8 MB)

Page 306

person to see if he cannot improve on that. There is work.
I believe we are doing good work. Our calling is as inde-
pendent and as remunerative as the majority. We can
live perhaps in as good style. Our homes can be filled with
periodicals and papers, and the farmer's sons and daughters
and himself can be as intelligent as those of the profes-
sional men in the towns. I should feel badly if, when I met
a lawyer, doctor or mechanic, and we struck any common
subject that interested us all, politics or otherwise, I had to
keep my mouth shut for fear of exposing my ignorance.
Let every farmer be intelligent, let him see that his children
are well educated, that they have plenty of reading, that
they have all the necessities and many of the luxuries in all
seasons. He can have a good garden, berries in season,
everything that pertains to the farm. It pays to work close.
It will pay to be generous to our children, to ourselves. I
believe the farmer ought to be a bigger man, a broader man,
a more intelligent man than the general run. He can be.
The time has come when he ought to be.
A vote of thanks was passed to the citizens of Neenah
for the use of the hall.
Mr. Hazen -I would like to make one announcement in
regard to the Farmers' Institutes. We have one of the best
men I know of to take charge of them. There will be two
more held in the northern part of the state this winter.
There will be one held at Brandon, Fond du Lac county, on
the 23rd.
On motion, the convention adjourned sine die.

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