The United States of America; a study of the American commonwealth, its natural resources, people, industries, manufactures, commerce, and its work in literature, science, education, and self-government; . learned societies at all propor-tionate to the increase in the material facilities for research. Howcan we account for this ? ... In this country we are aware of buta single State which has thus taken upon itself the patronage ofscience, and it will probablv surprise manv readers to hear thatthis is Wisconsin. It is not impossible that there are other Stateswhich have done the same thing, bu

The United States of America; a study of the American commonwealth, its natural resources, people, industries, manufactures, commerce, and its work in literature, science, education, and self-government; . learned societies at all propor-tionate to the increase in the material facilities for research. Howcan we account for this ? ... In this country we are aware of buta single State which has thus taken upon itself the patronage ofscience, and it will probablv surprise manv readers to hear thatthis is Wisconsin. It is not impossible that there are other Stateswhich have done the same thing, bu Stock Photo
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The United States of America; a study of the American commonwealth, its natural resources, people, industries, manufactures, commerce, and its work in literature, science, education, and self-government; . learned societies at all propor-tionate to the increase in the material facilities for research. Howcan we account for this ? ... In this country we are aware of buta single State which has thus taken upon itself the patronage ofscience, and it will probablv surprise manv readers to hear thatthis is Wisconsin. It is not impossible that there are other Stateswhich have done the same thing, but, if so, we have not becomeaware of the fact. D ^rived of State aid, our societies must de-pend upon their limited resources for the means of publication.The meagerness of these resources is in most cases extremely sur-prising. The National Academy of Sciences, incorporated by Congressduring the civil war, includes among its members many of themost distinguished investigators of the country. Its publicationsare important. A recent summary of the membership shows thata remarkably large proportion reside upon the Atlantic seaboard.This is a significant fact, apparently indicating that the older in-.