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Página 26 - ... in trust for the several use and benefit of the inhabitants, according to their respective interests. By the act of the 3d of March, 1855, contractors carrying the mails through the Territories west of the Mississippi are authorized to preempt their stations, not more than one for every 20 miles of the route, to the extent of G40 acres at each station. In 1853...
Página 181 - ... fixed, that is, there is no longer any danger of their becoming black. They are of a dullish green colour, but become brighter afterwards.* The most particular part of the operation has now been finished, and the tea may be put aside until a larger quantity has been made. The second part of the process consists in winnowing and passing the tea through sieves of different sizes, in order to get rid of the dust and other impurities, and to divide the tea into the different kinds known as twankay,...
Página 26 - That from and after the passage of this act, every person being the head of a family, or widow, or single man, over the age of twenty-one years, and being a citizen of the United States, or having filed his declaration of intention to become a citizen, as required by the naturalization laws...
Página 130 - ... and, what is most remarkable and without parallel, the sexual intercourse of one original pair serves for all the generations which proceed from the female for a whole succeeding year.
Página 181 - The next part of the process is exactly the same as in the manipulation of green tea. The leaves are thrown into an iron pan, where they are roasted for about five minutes, and then rolled upon the rattan table.
Página 241 - At one dollar per gallon, which is less than the value, it will give a profit of at least $400 per acre, or of $80,000 on the 200 acres in cultivation. One small vineyard at Hamburg, Mr. Joseph Stuby's, yielded over 1,000 gallons per acre.
Página 261 - ... of the ground without injury than if they were longer and more scattered among the soil. When destroyed, the spongioles are often speedily replaced, particularly in orchard trees, provided a slight degree of growth continues to be maintained. This is one of the reasons why trees removed in October succeed better than if transplanted at any other time. The growth of a tree at that season is not quite over ; and the first impulse of nature, when the tree finds itself in a new situation, is to create...
Página 74 - Camel, these have no depth, are only superficial cells, and have no muscular apparatus to close their mouths and allow the solid food to pass into the fourth cavity, or truly digesting stomach, without going into these cells.
Página 445 - ... term of years. Until recently it was supposed that the physical qualities of bodies must depend on the nature of their elements, or, in other words, upon their chemical composition; but a great many substances have been discovered, composed of the same elements in the same relative proportion, and yet exhibiting physical and chemical properties entirely distinct one from the other. For example, according 'to Liebig, the oil of turpentine, the essence of lemon, oil of balsam of copaiba, oil of...
Página 256 - The next subject of consideration is the mode of multiplying improved varieties of fruit, so as to continue in the progeny exactly the same qualities as -existed in the parent. Unless we have the power of doing this readily, the advantages of procuring improved races would be very much circumscribed; and the art of horticulture, in this respect, would be one of the greatest uncertainty. The usual mode of increasing plants, that mode which has been more especially provided by Nature, is by seeds;...

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