Report of the Secretary of Agriculture ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1872 - Agriculture
 

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Page 290 - An act to provide for celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of American Independence by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine, in the city of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, in the year 1876," to which he was appointed by the President of the United States under the provisions of said act.
Page 1 - That there shall be at the seat of Government a Department of Labor, the general design and duties of which shall be to acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with labor, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word...
Page 164 - A homestead to the extent of one hundred and sixty acres of land, or the half of one acre within the limits of any incorporated city or town, owned by the head of a family residing in this State, together with one thousand dollars...
Page 190 - ... 6. But instead of crying up all things, which are either brought from beyond sea, or wrought here by the hands of strangers, let us advance the native commodities of our own kingdom, and employ our...
Page 227 - Parents or guardians failing to send their children to school in compliance with the above will be liable to a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $25, in the discretion of the court, the offense to be punishable as a falta.
Page 462 - In proof of this, turn your eyes backward upon the scenes of the past year. Go with me into the north-western provinces of the Bengal presidency, and I will show you the bleaching skeletons of five hundred thousand human beings, who perished of hunger in the space of a few short months.
Page 430 - A TREATISE ON VENTILATION. Comprising Seven Lectures delivered before the Franklin Institute, showing the great want of improved methods of Ventilation in our buildings, giving the chemical and physiological process of respiration, comparing the effects of the various methods of heating and lighting upon the ventilation, &c.
Page 301 - ... clubs, in the machine shop, and in the peasants' cottage. No other industry of modern times has so successfully harmonized the agricultural and manufacturing interests which have heretofore been regarded as inimical to each other, or has originated and supported so many subservient and minor interests.
Page 190 - They would also adopt as a special injunction the other words of Lord Bacon, " Let us turn the wools of the land into cloths and stuffs of our own growth." There is reason to believe that, if the present scale of duties shall be maintained, there will be no limit to the manufacture of domestic wool, except that of its production. The president of the Manufacturers...
Page 228 - ... of $1 for each weight or measure ascertained to be not in accordance with the proper standards. Any person refusing to produce his scales, weights, or measures for inspection is liable to a fine of not less than $1 nor more than $10. For selling by false beams, weights, and measures, the fine is $1 for each offense. Steelyards not conforming to standard may be seized, the owner also incurring a penalty of $2. All hay and platform scales must be adjusted twice in each year. Fees, for ten tons,...

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