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The Widow's Charge at Her Daughter's Bridal

Railroad News

New Universal Joint

American and English Railroad Iron

Farmer's Hymn

Diving Bell Company

Early Marriages

The Rice Crops

The Lost Navigator

Singular Fall of Ice


Business in New York

Burlington and Boston Railroad

Arkansas Marble

New Jersey Zinc Mine

Manufactures of Connecticut

A Runaway Husband

Iron Storehouses for California

A Large Watermelon

Hazlitt's Advice to His Son

Great Reptiles

Graefenburg Dysentery Syrup

Experiments on Gunpowder

Unwashed French Ladies

Cultivation of Madder

American Scientific Association

To Plant Lima Beans

Strength of Gutta Percha Tubes

Composition for Stopping Decayed Teeth

Scientific Memoranda

Coast Survey Signals

Another Whitewash

Naptha Versus Chloroform

Millstone Cement

Ingenious Plan

Improved Iron Bridge

Hovey's Straw Cutters

Vertical Gate

Ventilating Bricks

Electric Telegraph Between London and Paris

Distinctions in Society

Singular Case of Hydrophobia


Camels for the Western Prairies

Blake's Fire Proof Paint

Jacob Perkins

Inventions of the Day

Victor Vardalle's Perilous Ascent in a Balloon

The Manufacture of Pot and Pearl Ash

Planing Machines



The Yankee and the Printing Press

Decorative Art



African Mode of Cooking an Ostrich's Egg

Iron Moulding

Ingredients of the Principal Varieties of Potash of Commerce

Hadley Falls

Washing Sheep at Aicruth in Hungary

First Towns in America


Emanation of Light from Various Solid and Fluid Substances and Animal Matter

Transit of Venus and Mercury


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September 08, 1849

Confronting Common Wisdom