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The New Parcels-Post to Germany

Economy of the Electric Underground Trolley

The Preliminary Speed Trial of the "Alabama."

Fall of the Chicago Coliseum

The Prolonged Distress in Porto Rico

Generous Criticism--And the Reverse

In Search of an Effective Trolley Car Brake

Velocity of the Wind

Science Notes

Scientific Congress at Columbus

By Horace C. Hovey

Simple Means of Cooling Drinking Water

A Simple Chimney Top and Cowl

The Accurate Weighing of Locomotives

A Contrast in Noses

By R. Lydekker

A Time-Stamp for Mercantile Use

The Snake Dance of the Mokis.--II

By G. Wharton James

The Mungsten High-Level Arch Bridge

Proposed Armament for our Three Latest Battleships

A Novel Electrical Effect

Photography of the Stomach

The Scientific American Cyclopedia of Receipts, Notes & Queries


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    Correspondence - September 9, 1899

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    New Books, Etc.- September 9, 1899

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    Recently Patented Inventions - September 9, 1899

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  • Index of Inventions - September 9, 1899

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September 09, 1899

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day