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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society. Proceedings, essays and reports at the annual winter meetings, held at Madison, Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 1870 and Feb. 7, 8 and 9, 1871
(1871 [covers 1870/1871])

[Business],   pp. 20-26 PDF (1.4 MB)


Page 24


24          WISCONSIN STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
Resolved, That this society hold a summer exhibition, offering premiums to
indi-
viduals, and also liberal premiums to local societies; and that we appropriate
one
hundred dollars of our present funds for this purpose. The location of the
exhibi
tion and time to be decided by the excutive committee.
[This meeting was held at Oshkosh in June, 1870, but owing
to the dry, hot weather in the southern counties, few from those
counties attended. The show, however, was a success qualita-
tively and pecuniarily.-Secretary's Report for 1871.]
HORTICULTURAL LIBRARIES.
Mr. McAFzz inquired whether any of the local societies had established libraries,
as one of the means of usefulness in their work?
Mr. LEITCH replied for the Madison society, that it had begun a library,
and was
making additions to it constantly.
Mr. Honz said it had been resolved by the Oshkosh society to commence a libra-
ry for the use of the members. They were acting on the principle that the
dissemi-
nation of knowledge was the best means of promoting horticulture. Pains were
taken to have many horticultural papers and periodicals relating to and giving
knowledge upon this subject laid before the people; and they were already
feeling
the good results of their endeavors; and among the best of these was the
Western
Farmer.
Mr. Moaxow, of the Western Farmer, said that in view of the great importance
of horticultural knowledge to the community, he would announce that his paper
should
be always open to the proceedings of all the local as well as state societies
and
others who desired to use its columns, and he should endeavor to make it
worthy of
a place in the library of every society.
HONORARY MBERS.
Mr. STICKNEY      then introduced Mr. EmoRY          Uf the   Prairie
Farmer, and Mr. ANDREws of Marango, of "Siberian crab"
notoriety, and moved that they be admitted as honorary mem-
bers. Which motion prevailed.
THE EXHIBITION OF FRUITS.
There being on the table a large show of apples, pears and
grapes, exhibited by the members in attendance, on motion the
President appointed Messrs. PLUMB, STExVNs and STIcKNriY a
committee to examine and report on these fruits.
mERIXENAL GARDEN.
At the afternoon session the question occurred in its order,
"What course shall be pursued with the experimental garden?"


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