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The Wire Rope Street Railways of San Francisco, California

By A. S. Hallidie

Recent Progress in the Manufacture and Applications of Steel

By A. K. Huntington

The Flight of Birds and the Mechanical Principles Involved

By A. C. Campbell

Corn Culture in Massachusetts

Planting for Profit

Poultry Cholera

A Government Paper on Fowl Cholera its Prevention and cure—valuable rules

Mares in Foal

West India Fruits

War upon Insect Pests

Flowers and Insects

The Treeless Prairies of the West

By Thomas Meehan

The Eucalyptus Globulus

By John Wilson

The Mound-Builders

Valuable Egyptian Papyri Discovered

The International Medical and Sanitary Exhibition, London

Typhus Fever in New York

Patents

The Hudson's Bay Exploration

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  • The Reasoning Faculty of Animals

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September 17, 1881

Confronting Common Wisdom