The Biennial Report of the Kansas State Horticultural Society, Volume 15

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Page 193 - This fact is so familiar in the American States and the British Provinces, that there are few old residents of the interior of those districts who are not able to testify to its truth as a matter of personal observation. My own recollection suggests to me many instances of this sort, and I remember one case...
Page xii - Any person found guilty of violation of any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before a justice of the peace...
Page xiii - The provisions of this act shall not apply to any person who shall kill or catch any wild bird or birds for the sole purpose of preserving them as specimens for scientific purposes: Provided, That in a prosecution for...
Page 140 - ... and what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land.
Page 169 - In felling the trees which covered the crowns and slopes of the mountains," says this celebrated traveller, " men in all climates seem to be bringing upon future generations two calamities at once — a want of fuel and a scarcity of water...
Page ix - Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall be elected by ballot at each annual meeting of the Society, and shall hold their office for the term of one year, or until their successors shall be elected. They shall perform the duties usually devolving upon such officers, and shall be ex officio members of the Board of Trustees, consisting of the above-named officers and three other members, who shall be elected and hold their term of office as the other officers. Said Board shall, under the direction of the...
Page 192 - The Khanate of Bucharia presents a striking example of the consequences brought upon a country by clearings. Within a period of thirty years, this was one of the most fertile regions of Central Asia, a country which, when well wooded and watered, was a terrestrial paradise. But within the last twenty-five years, a mania of clearing...
Page 128 - Kansas ; and when admitted as a State or States, the said Territory, or any portion of the same, shall be received into the Union with or without slavery, as their Constitution may prescribe at the time of their admission...
Page 21 - Conducted into an old-fashioned little green-house, which served as a vinery, my lord gazed, with mortification and envy, on grapes twice as fine as his own. "My dear friend...
Page 192 - The Island of St. Helena, the well-known scene of Napoleon's banishment, furnishes a remarkable illustration of the connection that exists between forests and rainfall. When first discovered in 1502 it had heavy forests. The introduction of goats and other causes destroyed these woodlands until the island was almost denuded. The consequences were that in the records of the last century we find accounts of repeated and almost periodical visitations of very severe drought, occasioning various losses...

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