Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes; Sessions of 1886-1887

Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes; Sessions of 1886-1887

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...and use manure wisely, and till their crops wisely in all respects, are not numerous, but fast becoming more so, for their example is contageous. Plant one such man, even in a township or county, and the thrift about his premises will soon convince his less careful and enterprising neighbors of the wisdom of his practices. Such a man is a regular agricultural missionary. The contagion of his example is worth a fortune to the town or county where he dwells. These Institutes, with their relations of experience, etc., are calculated to increase the number of just such men. Our Country School. By D. O. Mahoney, Superintendent of Schools, Vernon County. The school can trace its paternity to that admirable system which, confessing limitations npon human power, recognizes certain aptitudes, and is known as division of labor. The needs of progressive society has been the chief cause of its growth. There is no substitute for material affection, when affection only can guide the child safely in obtaining that early knowledge which through life must bear the stamp of instinct. During that period of childhood there can be, and there is no deligated trust. The mother is the school, the fountain of knowledge, the world, and with such tender solicitude for the child's future does this first and best teacher impart her instruction that it is never forgotten, thongh it may go unheeded as time wears off the feeling of dependence. But the mother's cares soon multiply, and the child's needs grow beyond the province of immediate affeotion; the school then assumes duties, which are too complicated or too burdensome for the home. It becomes a parent, and must necessarily perform a parent's duties in order to meet expectations. The public school becomes a...
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928229
  • 9781236928221