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Report of Secretary of navy in relation to armored vessels. 1864. 607 p. illus. maps. (Navy dept.) Cloth, 45 cts.
The chief Interest to this report is in connection with the history of the use of armored vessels, which, of course, have had their greatest development subsequent to the issuance of this document.
Roberts, T. G. Paper on merchant marine and navy, being prize essay published in Naval institute proceedings, Mar. 1910. 27 p. (61st Cong., 2d sess. Senate document 466) 5 cts. Tells the interrelation of navy and merchant marine, and necessity for subsidizing latter.
Royce, C. C. Indian land cessions in United States. In 18th Ethnology report, 1897. vol. 2. p. 521-997. 67 colored maps, large 8°. $2.40; cloth, $2.60.
A most notable and valuable compilation, tracing the steps by which the vast patrimony of the aboriginal Americans has been token from them by the white man. The schedule shows the number and location of each cession, from the organization of the Government to 1891, with descriptions of the tracts ceded, date of the treaty or law governing the transfer, names of the tribes concerned, and other historical data and references. Similar facts are given in relation to the reservations which have been made in behalf of the Indians. The 118-page Introduction is a careful historical sketch of the varying policies of the English, French, and Spanish settlers and of the 13 colonies and the United States in dealing with the Indians and their lands.
Secret proceedings and debates of [Federal] convention at Philadelphia, 1787, for
Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore. Report on "The star-spangled banner," "Hail
Historic fact from fiction sifted out and readings compared to secure an authentic text. Brings together material of great rarity and historic interest. Includes 23 facsimiles of rare early versions and manuscripts. A source document of great value.
Stars and stripes [memoranda relative to United States flag and other flags furnished by Quartermaster's department] 1909. 11 p. 1 illus. 12mb. (War dept. Quartermaster's department) 5 cts.
This little publication gives a history of the evolution of the flag and its various forms before it reached its present development. It also describes the various designs, sizes, and materials to which it is now made and the military uses to which it is put.
State papers and correspondence bearing upon the purchase of Louisiana. 1903. 299 p. (Congress) Cloth, 25 cts.
Includes treaty between United States and French Republic, signed Paris, April 30,1803. Valuable only as a source document.
Suez canal. Information in regard to traffic, finances, shipping, and tonnage, and receipts and expenditures of Suez canal, and monograph on Great canals of the world. 1903. 89 p. 4°. (58th Cong., 1st sess. Senate document 20.) 10 cts.
The large amount of statistical matter has been superseded in whole or to part, but the historical matter still has permanent value.
Sutherland, George. Internal and external powers of the National government. 1910. 12 p. (61st Cong., 2d sess. Senate document 417) 5 cts.
An interesting and illuminating discussion of the dual sovereignty which characterizes our state and National governments.
Addresses of President Taft on arbitration. 1911. 66 p. (Presidential paper) 5 cts. Authoritative.
Taylor, Hannis. Memorial in behalf of the architect of our federal constitution. Pelatiah Webster, of Philadelphia. 1908. 53 p. (60th Cong., 1st sess. Senate document 461) 15 cts.
Hon. Hannis Taylor believes that Webster's "A dissertation on the political union and constitution of the thirteon United States of North America," published in Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1783, contained tho vital principle of the American Constitution of 1787; that this principle was entirely new and before unthought of; and that, consequently, Pelatiah Webster "made a larger personal contribution to the scienoe of govcrnm"nt than any other one individual In the history of mankind." Webster's dissertation is reprinted.
Territorial and commercial expansion of United States, 1800-1903, additions to national area and their subdivision into territories and states, and statistics of growth in population, production, commerce, and wealth. In Treasury dept. Monthly summary of commerce and finance, May, 1904. p. 4295-4374. illus. 4°. 35 cts.
Treaty of peace between the United States and Spain; and accompanying papers. 1899. 677 p. (55th Cong., 3d sess. Senate document 62, pts. 1 and 2) Cloth, 50 cts.
A most valuable source document. The accompanying papers include protocols, correspondence, reasons for taking the Philippines, a paper on protectorates, othera on the Federated Malaystates, the Philippines, etc.
Upton, Emory. Military policy of United States. 495 p. 2 maps. (War dept.
Reprint 1912) Cloth, 65 cts.
Contents.—Chapters 1 to 7 relate to the Revolutionary war; chapter 8 to the military policy of the United States from the Revolution till the War of 1812; chapters 9 to 12 to the War of 1812; chapter 13 to the military policy from the War of 1S12 to the Florida war; chapter 14 to the Florida [Seminole] war; chapter 15 to the military policy during the Mexican war; chapter 16 to the military policy from the Mexican war to the Rebellion; chapters 17 to 29 to the Civil war; chapters 30 and 31 to the military policy of the Confederate states.
This work was written about 30 years ago, but had been pigeonholed and forgotten till unearthed by Senator Root, while Secretary of War, who says of it: "The work exhibits tho results of such thorough and discriminating research, such a valuable marshaling of the facts of our military history, and such sound and ably-reasoned conclusions drawn from those facts as to the defects and needs of our military system, that it clearly ought to be made available for the study of our officers and for the information of all who may be charged with shaping our military policy in the future."
Wilson, F. T. Federal aid in domestic disturbances, 1787 to 1903 [employment of troops in enforcement of laws] 1903. 394 p. (57th Cong., 2d sess. Senate document 209. Bound in vol. 15 with other docs.; serial no. 4430) Cloth, 60 cts.
A partial list of the contents follows: Constitutional guaranty, its history; Whisky insurrection, 1794; Burr's conspiracy, 1805 to 1807; Nullification excitement, 1832; Patriot war, 1837 to 1838; Dorr rebellion, 1842; Boston fugitive-slave cases, 1851; Mormon rebellion, 1851 to 1858: Affair at Harpers Ferry, Va., 1859; War of rebellion, 1801 to 1865; Reconstruction period; Ku-Klux Klan, 1866 to 1872; Political disturbances in Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina; New Orleans riots, 1871 to 1872; Labor strikes of 1877; Disturbances in territories, 1878 to 1894; Railroad strikes of 1894; War with Spain, 1898; Philippine insurrection, 1899 to 1902; Camr d'Alene troubles, 1899, etc.
A painstaking investigation into source documents. Tseful for reference or detailed advance work.
Directions for restoring the apparently drowned, for saving drowning persons by
Fuller, Myron L. Underground waters for farm use. 1910. 58 p. illus. (Interior dept. Geological survey. Water-supply paper 255)
Discusses very interestingly the sources of water supply, underground waters and their protection—necessity and methods. Some 75 half-tones and figures showing types of geologic formations in which water occurs; how ground and surface water become polluted and how i t can be protected; how wells are sunk and water is raised.
Howard, L. O. Economic loss to the people of the United States through insects that carry disease. 1909 . 40 p. (Agriculture dept. Entomology bureau. Bulletin 78) 10 cts.
Deals mainly with the mosquito and house, or "typhoid," fly. Well and simply written. Very suggestive.
House flies. 1911. 16 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers'bulletin 459)
Life history; how they carry disease; remedies and preventives; what cities and towns can do.
How insects affect health in rural districts. Revised, 1908. 19 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 155)
City and country conditions compared; how insects transmit malaria, typhoid, yellow fever, and other diseases; fine drawings of 16 common insects.
Remedies and preventives against mosquitoes. 1911. 15 p. (Agriculture
dept. Farmers' bulletin 444)
Discusses protection from bites, smudges and fumigants, traps, remedies, and abolition of breeding places. Gives many good prescriptions.
Some facts about malaria. 1911. 13 p. illus. (Agriculutre dept. Farmers' bulletin 450) Its cause, method of infection, malarial mosquitoes, prevention and cure.
and Marlatt, C. L. The principal household insects of the United States.
Revised, 1902. 131 illus. (Agriculture dept. Entomology bureau. Bulletin 4) 10 cts.
Contains also a chapter on insects affecting cereals and other dry vegetable foods, by F. H. Chittenden. The book covers its field in an interesting and popularly written manner; describing the various insects, telling their life-histories and habits, and giving remedies.
Kebler, L. F. Habit-forming agents: their indiscriminate sale and use a menace to the public welfare. 1910. 19 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 393) Told in non-technical language; for high-school work.
Morgan, F. P., and Rupp, Philip. Harmfulness of headache mixtures. 1907.
16 pp. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 377)
The plain truth, in plain language, about acetanilid, antipyrin, and phenacetin. For high schools especially.
Lane, C. B., and Weld, Ivan C. A city milk and cream contest as a practical method of improving the milk supply. 1907 . 28 p. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Circular 117) 5 cts.
Gives complete description of a dairymen's contest held by the city of Cleveland; methods and results.
See also Kelly, Emest. Milk and cream contests, etc. 1912. (Agriculture dept. Animal Industry bureau. Circular 205) 5 cts.
Lantz, David £. How to destroy rats. 1909. 20 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 369) Methods of prevention are also given. Leake, James P. Contagious diseases: Their prevention and control in children's institutions. 1913. 7 p. (Treasury dept. Public health bureau. Supp. 6 to the Public health reports) 5 cts. Simple directions for the recognition of 7 diseases.
Marlatt, C. L. Important insecticides: Directions for their preparation and use. Revised, 1908. 48 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 127)
"Without going minutely into the field of remedies and preventives ... it is proposed to give in this bulletin brief directions concerning a few of the insecticide agents having the widest range and attended with the greatest usefulness, economy, and ease of application." Does not take up household inserts.
Moore, George T. The contamination of public water supplies by algse. 1902. 10 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Yearbook. Reprint 262) 5 eta. Flowering plants and alga? that flourish in reservoirs; preventives. Two well-executed color
plates of algse types.
Page, Logan Waller. Dust preventives. 1908. 8 p. illus. (Agriculture dept.
Yearbook. Reprint 448) 5 eta. Discusses, and tells ways to use, oils, coal tar, solutions, and emulsions. ■ Mohler, John K., and Smith, Erwin P. How to prevent typhoid fever.
1911. 8 p. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 478)
The danger from typhoid; nature of the disease; sanitary measure to be taken; vaccination against it. For secondary schools.
Public health reports.
A weekly publication, reaching more than 2,200 pages in the course of a year, issued by the Public health service. Price, $2 per year. Hardly suitable for school use. In addition, the Service has issued bulletins on such diseases as infantile paralysis, plague, leprosy, yellow fever, and hookworm, which might be useful locally.
Rogers, L. A. Directions for the home pasteurization of milk. 1912. 3 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Circular i97).
Intended for city dwellers. For circular written especially for country dwellers, see The pasteurization of milk. (Agriculture dept. Animal industry bureau. Circular 184) Sets.
Some scientific conclusions concerning alcoholic problem and its practical relations to life, papers read at semiannual meeting of American society for study of alcohol and other drug narcotics, Washington, D. C, Mar., 1909. 179 p. (61st Cong., 1st aess. Senate document 48) 15 eta.
Stiles, C. W., and Lumsden, L. L. The sanitary privy. 1911. 32 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 463)
Written with especial reference to country conditions; gives plans of sanitary privies, tells dangers from insanitary ones; outlines simple plans for avoiding soil pollution.
Tuberculosis: A plain statement of facts regarding the disease, prepared especially for farmers and others interested in live stock, by the international commission of the American veterinary medical association on the control of bovine tuberculosis. 1911. 23 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 473)
Tells only of tuberculosis in cattle and methods of controlling the disease. Written In very simple, nontechnical language.
Wilson, Elmina T. Modern conveniences for the farm home. 1906. 48 p. illus.
(Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 270)
What should be requirements in water supply, plumbing, earth closets, sewage and refuse disposal, and heating; examples: how to introduce inprovements in houses already built.
Arbor day. 1911. 4 p. (Agriculture dept. Forest service. Circular 96) 5 eta.
Gives lesson of the day, relation of nature study to forestry, forest topics to group about Arbor day, and planting suggestions. A valuable guide to teachers In planning the day's program.
Bailey, Vernon. Biological survey of Texas. 1905. 222 p. illus. 6 colored maps. (Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. North American fauna 25)
Good for material which teacher can extract from it for local use. Too scientific for the pupils. Bailey, Vernon. Directions for the destruction of wolves and coyotes. 1907. 6 p.
(Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Circular 55) 5 eta. Beal, F. E. L. Birds of California in relation to the fruit industry. 1907. pt. 1.
100 p. illus. in color. 20 eta. 1910. pt. 2. 96 p. illus. in color. 40 cts.
(Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Bulletins 30 and 34) 20 and
AU, or nearly all, Califomian species treated "in order that it may be possible for the fruit raiser to discriminate between friend and foe." Protective measures against destructive species are also discussed.
• Food of our more important fly-catchers. 1912. '67 p. illus. in color.
(Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Bulletin 44) 17 species are described and their stomach-contents analyzed. and Judd, Sylvester D. Cuckoos and shrikes in their relation to agriculture.
1898. 26 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Bulletin
9) 5 eta.
Biological survey bureau.
Almost, if not quite, without exception, the publications of this bureau are of prime importance to the teacher of nature-study, whether elementary or advanced.
Cary, Merritt. A biological survey of Colorado. 1911. 256 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. North American fauna 33) 35 cts. Good for the material which the teacher can extract from it for local use. Too scientific for pupils.
Cbesnut, V. K. Thirty poisonous plants of the United States. 1898. 32 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 86) 5 cts.
The first illustrated account of the commonest native species. Description, range and specific poisonous properties of each plant are given, together, in some instances, with treatment.
Chittenden, F. H. Some insects injurious to vegetable crops. 1902. 117 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Entomology bureau. Bulletin 33) 10 cts.
More than 40 insects are discussed, principally from the technical standpoint. Many good remedies are given.
Some insects injurious to the violet, rose, and other ornamental plants. 1901.
114 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Entomology bureau. Bulletin 27) 10 cts. Forty insects are discussed in rather technical way. Many good remedies are given, however. Cooke, Wells W. Distribution and migration of North American ducks, geese, and
swans. 1906. 90 p. (Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Bulletin
26) 10 eta.
A general as well as specific discussion. Many good tables showing distribution.
Distribution and migration of North American shorebirds. Revised, 1912.
100 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Bulletin 35) 10 cts.
Eighty-six species are described specifically.
Distribution and migration of North American warblers. 1904. 142 p.
(Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Bulletin 18) 10 cts.
Gives routes of migration and southernmost'winter ranges of warblers of eastern North America. Largely useful for reference.
Dearborn,'Ned. The English sparrow as a pest. 1912. 24 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Farmers' bulletin 493)
History; how to prevent their Increase and how to destroy them; how to prepare them for food. Useful work for the high school, whether in city or country.
Directions for the destruction of prairie dogs. 2d rev. ed. 1908. 3 p. illus. (Agriculture dept. Biological survey bureau. Circular 32) Easy ways of poisoning the pests.