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An Eccentric Character

Sage Remarks

A Mother School

The Schoolmaster Wanted

A Lay for the Mass

Canine and Feline Fishers

Apportionment of Time


Whitman's Horse-Rake

A Wren's Nest in a Jacket Pocket

Cookess Wanted

Slave Property Falling

New Invention Reports

Heat of the Flame of Oxyhydrous Gas

Wooden Bread

The Favorite Name

Singular Casualty

Tinning Cast Iron

The Boston Machinists

Poverty and Polemius

A Cow Community

Natural Compass

Further and Further from Mexico

The Recent Illumination

National Courtesy

From Mexico

Cruelty and Cowardice

The Pittsburg Editors

American Phrenological Journal

Mutual Satisfaction

Deferred Articles

Appeal Not in Vain

A Tunnel

You Catch 'em, We Kill 'em

Too Bright

A Traitor

A Fool's Heart is in His Pen

Captured Cannon

A Strange Animal

Say No

Interesting Coincidence

Taylor on the Battle Field

A Village for Sale


More Files

Wealth of the River Amazon, South America

The Fortunes of Inventors

Light Artillery

Supremacy of the Human Animal

A Curlous Safety Lock

French Sash-Fastener

Telegraph Improvements

Embossing Picture-Frames

New-Fashioned Railroad

Improved Vertical Water Wheel

Important Invention

New Spark Arrester

The Economic Gas Burner

The Scientific American

The Beauties of Capital Punishment


Greatest Water Fall in Europe

True Humanity

To New Subscribers

Reformation of Language

Iron in Alabama


Bristle Dressing at Cincinnati

Origin of Negro Slavery

Eastern Manufactures

Ancient Astronomical Knowledge

Zinc Statues

Newspaper Notices

A Remedy

An Ancient Amphitheatre

Oriental Servility

History of Architecture

Gun Cotton for Blasting

Cuts and Engravings

First Volume

The Art of Painting

New Application of Ether

Good Rail Way Regulation

To Give Wood a Gold, Silver or Copper Lustre

Foot Power

Pillar Roses

The Spiral Float or Fan

The New York Scientific American

An Unexplored Torrent

A Beautiful Flower


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May 15, 1847

Confronting Common Wisdom