The Patrons of Husbandry on the Pacific Coast: Being a Complete History of the Origin, Condition and Progress of Agriculture in Different Parts of the World; of the Origin and Growth of the Order of Patrons, with a General and Special Grange Directory, and Full List of Charter Members of the Subordinate Granges of California. Also, of the Foes of the Farmers, Or Monopolies of Land, Water, Transportation and Education; of a Protective Tariff, Currency and Banking

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A.L. Bancroft, 1875 - Agricultural societies - 461 pages
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Page 371 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the...
Page 450 - Give fools their gold, and knaves their power ; Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall ; Who sows a field, or trains a flower, Or plants a tree, is more than all. For he who blesses most is blest ; And God and man shall own his worth Who toils to leave as his bequest An added beauty to the earth.
Page 445 - THE word of the Lord by night To the watching Pilgrims came, As they sat by the seaside, And filled their hearts with flame. God said, I am tired of kings, I suffer them no more ; Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor.
Page 304 - That whenever by priority of possession rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes have vested and accrued and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same...
Page 370 - That all moneys derived from the sale of the lands aforesaid by the States to which the lands are apportioned, and from the sales of land scrip hereinbefore provided for, shall be invested in stocks of the United States, or of the States, or some other safe stocks, yielding not less than five per centum upon the par value of said stocks...
Page 446 - United States ! the ages plead, — Present and Past in under-song,— Go put your creed into your deed, Nor speak with double tongue. For sea and land don't understand Nor skies without a frown See rights for which the one hand fights By the other cloven down.
Page 151 - A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
Page 445 - Which dip their foot in the seas And soar to the air-borne flocks Of clouds and the boreal fleece. I will divide my goods; Call in the wretch and slave : None shall rule but the humble, And none but Toil shall have. I will have never a noble, No lineage counted great ; Fishers and choppers and plowmen Shall constitute a state.
Page 446 - But, laying hands on another, To coin his labor and sweat, He goes in pawn to his victim For eternal years in debt. To-day unbind the captive, So only are ye unbound; Lift up a people from the dust. Trump of their rescue, sound ! Pay ransom to the owner And fill the bag to the brim.
Page 109 - We wage no aggressive warfare against any other interests whatever. On the contrary, all our acts and all our efforts, so far as business is concerned, are not only for the benefit of the producer and consumer, but also for all other interests that tend to bring these two parties into speedy and economical contact. Hence we hold that transportation companies of every kind are necessary to our success, that their interests are intimately connected with our interests, and harmonious action is mutually...

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