Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Industrial University, Volumes 3-4

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Illinois Industrial University, 1870 - Education, Higher

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Page 363 - A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth. The land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness ; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 24 - 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 271 - I think it an undeniable position that a competent knowledge of the laws of that society in which we live, is the proper accomplishment of every gentleman and scholar; an highly useful, I had almost said essential, part of liberal and polite education.
Page 224 - ... be one reason why it would be desirable to try experiments at quite a number of different points, having all the conditions precisely alike so far as we can, making the conditions that vary simply those of climate, soil, etc. There is another difficulty in the way of conducting field experiments which is exceedingly difficult to obviate — that is, the difference arising from variations in the cultivation. The time of the cultivation of each plat should be the same. Not only the same amount...
Page 257 - I would make between science and practice might be illustrated still further. In feeding stock, for instance, we want to get at the money value ; we want to know what corn is worth in dollars and cents. In the scientific experiment, which has to do with the explanation of these results, we want to know the elements that enter into the constitution of these things and in what proportion they are combined. There are two lines of inquiry. We must conduct practical experiments with the accuracy of scientific...
Page 238 - Denisori in the chair. Dr. Gregory — The committee have taken it for granted, I suppose, that all the agricultural colleges and institutions, or institutions that are teaching agriculture, are conducting experiments. It is of course understood that the agricultural colleges were organized, not for the purpose of experimenting...
Page 354 - It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad : for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again ; was lost, and is found.
Page 240 - ... of a law in a multiplicity of things — we have put, as it were, a streak of sunshine into it; we have got one fixed element in the problem, and everything else will be readily solved. As far as Dr. Miles' experiments which he suggests, and very wisely, in the matter of feeding, you can take simple corn in its various forms, and, by a series of experiments carried out, you can ultimately arrive at something like a law in regard to the effects of feeding an animal on this one article of diet....

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