Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members, Volume 12

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Page 294 - And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out?
Page 294 - For he hath given me certain knowledge of the things that are, namely, to know how the world was made, and the operation of the elements: the beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning of the sun, and the change of seasons: the circuits of years, and the positions of stars: the natures of living creatures, and the furies of wild beasts: the violence of winds, and the reasonings of men...
Page xiii - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 295 - Our Father, who art in heaven ! Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come ; thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, and ever. Amen.
Page 280 - Soil. — Nearly all the soils of Missouri possess all the ingredients necessary to the complete development of the vine ; but some of them are too heavy, wet, and cold, unless improved by artificial means. This is true to some extent of those on the bluffs of the Mississippi and Missouri, where nearly all the vineyards of our State are located. These soils are based upon the Bluff formation, where it contains more clay and less lime than in the western counties, which possess our best soils.
Page 150 - CI and but it appears that such is not the case, and that all but a very small portion of the ammonia with its equivalent of nitric acid is converted into NO, the liberated hydrochloric acid mixing with the excess of nitric acid ; a little of the sal-ammoniac and nitric acid does undergo the decomposition first supposed, and in this way only can the small amounts of chlorine and nitrogen be accounted for.
Page 280 - It will be impossible to give, in the few pages allotted me in this communication, the results of our meteorological observations. It must suffice to state in general terms, that the extremes of heat and cold are not so great as in some of the best grape-growing regions ; and that the atmosphere in the southern part of the State is sufficiently dry. The results, in short, present but one very objectionable feature.
Page 276 - Girardeau h the southeast, one at Palmyra in the northeast, one at St.' Joseph in the northwest, and one at Columbia in the centre, in the valley of the Missouri river. These observers have been supplied with the very best instruments, and they have made and recorded their observations according to the plan adopted by the Smithsonian Institution. 3. The experience of our most successful vine-growers has been collected, and the results carefully compared with the conclusions derived from our examinations...
Page 279 - Stuby's, yielded over 1,000 gallons per acre. The entire cost of vineyards, preparing the soil, setting and training the vines till they come into bearing, varies from $200 to $300 per acre ; annual cost of cultivation after, fifty dollars to sixty dollars per acre ; ten per cent, on first cost, $20 to $30 per acre ; total expense for each year, $70 to $90 per acre.
Page 294 - O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word...

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