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Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. 23 privation, cold, hunger, bloodshed, revolution, patient victory at hist, all these were to be endured, outlived, before the beautiful Capital of his future was reached^ Did the youth foresee these, also ? D.— His Llule Machine— ** Original with Mo '*- Silencing the l«n Arrows— An Extraordliwry Story— A ** Pet " Curiosity— A Japanese Manikin- Tattooeil Heads- Representatives of Animated Nature— Adventure of Captain Jcdin Smith— A *• Stio- garee"— The Mkrascopical Division- Medical Records of the War— Pre|Arlug Speci- mens, • . '* OLD PROBABILITIES " AT HOME— THE WBATHKR BUREAU. M6yerrts with Canatla— The " Ob Msrv- Ing Hia Uiiiis "—Protecting the Ulver 0»nimerce— The Signal Corps— The Kx Aminatlone — Tlip Sergo Aiit H Dutlee— The SIgiml-Statltms— The Work of the Obeervers— Preparing Ballo Uiiii at Wimhlngio Q— Profemor Maary s Acc Mnnt— dafeguardii Agalnit Mie Ukea— Deducing Prolmbilii Tea—Deamtchlng Bulfetina— Preparing Metenrologlcai onstruc- tltm — ^Tlie Bureau or Provisions and Cktihing— Equipment of Vemwls— iiureau of Onlnauoeand Hydri«raphy — The Naval Observatory— The Bureau of Metliclne— In- teresting Statistfcs— Tho Navy Soventy Years Ago— Tiie •• Day of Small Things "— Instructions of the Great Napoleon— Keeping Pace with England— The Glories of Footo, Ferry. Seward— Scenes or Festivitv— Tlie Ma«lli«mmodore Welkes —Arlington Hotel— The House of Charles Sumner— Corcoran Castle— The Fiuest Pie- tnre Gallery In America— Powers' Greek SUve— ** Maggie Bock "— Kalorama- During ilie War-ll«k Creek— The Romantio Story of Mr. llhilr— Duddington House— Tlie Brotlier of Ixird Kllenlmroiigh— Forguttlng ills Own Name —Looking Up a WIfo-The **Tsu Buildings "-The Hetreaiof Louis I'hillipiie-Old Capitol Prison— The Tsmporary Oapltol— The Deeils of Ann Royal and Sally Braas- " Anl Pry "— Bhudcmal Ung- feared By all Mankind— An Unideasant Sort of Woman — Arrostod on Susptoloii-%A Small American Bastilo— Where Wirs was Hung, . He fore- saw it, he chose it, he served it, he loved it ; but as a Capital he never entered it. Gazing from the green promontory of Camp Hill, what Avas the sight of land and water upon which the youthful surveyor looked down ? Oompetent" Perfona— Dettmctlun of the Patent-Ofllioe by Kiro— Tlia Mew Building— The Corpa of Kxaminere— The Commla- aioner'fl H|ieech— Twetitv Thoueand Ajtiilicatiunii per OMnnm— Fiourfeen Ihou Miml Pat- •iita tiraiiled In One Year— Wun«l«rful Kxinuim Iuu of Inventive ilcnlm*— ** TIte Uni- Toraal Yaufcee "— ^iooond-hand In venii.ina— Where the Iiiventiomi Oonte Flmm— Taldng Out a Patent ftrd*a I'raver— A Patent for a Cow*» Tall— A l Aily*s Patent^ lltisiialing to Acoo|»ta Alllllon liul Urs— How Patentees are Proteoted-The Aniurk«n Sysiew—Wliat Aniorloiin luventon Have i Hine and What they Have n't-Tlio First 8u|ioriiiteiidont— The Present Commbailoner— Kxploits of General I^eggott— Ills KIU- elency in Of Uce— 11ie Inventor Alwavs a Dreamer- i'erpetoal Moiitm— llie invention of a D. Frlgbiful Interest— The Clob- Ilouse— Assassination of Mr. This youth, ordained of God to be the Father of the Republic, was the prophet of its Capital.Google This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. i.^'Old Probabilities"— An Interesting Subject—The Weather Bnreau— The Experience of I Fifty Centuries— Value of Sdentflo Knowledge— Meteorological Observations— Briga- CONTENTS. Porter and ifarragut— Scene from the Obwrvatory— Peeping tlirough the Tolosco|ie— Tlio Mountains in the Moon— The JArgest Telescope In the World— Making Mailiomatical Notes— A Pas^on for Btnr-gaxing— Casting Uornsoopcs-^Ga Rlng for Pasilrao— **For tho Bake of Science "—Tlie Chronomelors of the Government— Com- paring Noies— Tlie Teat of Time— Chronometers on Trial— The Wind and Onrrent Chart*— The Ooon€o— The Uesuhsof 'J'hlrly Government Kxiwdlilons— rho J^rgosi Oolloui Um In tliu Workl —Valuable Mineral H|NM:iuions— All tlie Vertebralo U Animals of North Aniorlra— i las« sl Uotl Cnrkmlitu H— The Sm Itlu Ninbin Cunlrlbutlonn— Omirnehonslve i'lmrftvior of tlie Instituth Hi— Its Atlvaniams ami Operatlon H— liusuils— The AKrlvulinral Jiurt«au~lts Plan and Object— « ollectlug Valuable Agrlrultural Facts— Ilolplu K tlio Purcliuser of a Parm— The is,xpen Mesur the Bureau— The Library— Nature-Printing—In the Museum —The Great Califonila Plank— Vegetable Specimens— International Ji Jtchauges. * It was fair to see, so fair that Humboldt declared after traveling around the earth, that for the site of a city the entire globe does not hold its equal. On his right, the hills of Virginia stretched outward toward the ocean.
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