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The Fatherless

Telegraphs

Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad

Housatonic, New York and New Haven Railroads

Consolations for the Lonely

Settlement of the Niagara Bridge Question

Stone Cutting Machine

Cause of Grey Hair

Changes of Vegetation and Climate

A Cave

Aristocracy in London

Planing Machine and Portable Saw Mill

Boiler Explosions

Experiments in Gunnery

The Steam Ship Panama

Curious Fact

Postal Arrangement with Great Britain

The Value of Practical Science

The British Museum

Racoon in England

Dick's Anti-Friction Press

Another Cure for the Cholera

Dying for Another Man's Wife

Function of the Skin in Man and Animals

Drawing False Horizons

Coral Formations

Mirage in the Great Salt Desert

Land of Plenty

Machine for Washing Potatoes

Improved Skate

Everglades of Florida

Carpet Looms

List of Patents

Fac-Similies of Busts

Cholera Protector

New Musical Instrument

Gas Light Monitor

Another Flying Machine

Improvements in a Felloe Cutting Machine

Improvement in Propellers

Back Volumes of the Scientific American

Southern Factories

The Ten Hour Bill

Potterville

Patent Laws

The Electric Light Again

Interesting Patent Case

The Scientific American

Winter Evenings for Mechanics

Steam Engines for Sale

Combustion.--Grates, Stoves and Ventilation

Currents of the Ocean

Cloth Made of Pineapple Leaves

A Blessed Land

Eccentricities of Rivers

The First Locomotive

National Arbitration

Who Are the Truly Valuable in Society

Refused Package

The New Mode of Ship Building

History of the Rotary Engine

Tinning Copper

Sulphate of Lead a Substitute for White Lead

The Best Mechanical Paper

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January 13, 1849

Confronting Common Wisdom