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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1, Chapter 40: social relations and incidents of Cabinet life, 1853-57. (search)
body to an entertainment in their honor. At one of these I remember a remarkable experience. The morning of the day on which the Association visited us, Dr. Robert Hare, at that time the most noted chemist in America, had endeavored to read a paper which he had written upon mechanical tests of spiritual manifestations. The p see Miss Fox, who was afterward Mrs. Kane, and felt humbugged, but could nevertheless not account for the noises made, or the answers to questions asked her, Professor Hare immediately stated his grievance against the society, prefacing it with Truth is the Mother of Science, and her children should not be ashamed of her. He thersation by saying: Now if Daddy Lambert were alive and could be induced to weigh himself, then we should be convinced; but the jest seemed to very much annoy Professor Hare. Professor Henry was a most attractive man, whose wisdom made his face to shine, but though he was plain and quiet in manner he so loved his pursuits, tha
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 18: the Capital secured.--Maryland secessionists Subdued.--contributions by the people. (search)
ntful morning. They had moved stealthily from the station in the gloom, at half-past 7 in the evening, piloted by Colonel Robert Hare, of Ellicott's Mills, and Captain McConnell, through Lee, Hanover,, Montgomery, and Light Streets, to the foot of ms, in charge of the city authorities, were stored in a warehouse on the corner of Gay and Second Streets, and he sent Colonel Hare, with thirty-five soldiers, to demand their surrender into his custody. This force reached the warehouse at about four o'clock in the afternoon, where three policemen were found in charge. Hare demanded the surrender of the building and its contents, in the name of the National Government. The policemen refused compliance, until they should receive orders to thatrowd rapidly collected at the spot, but were quiet. Kane soon appeared, with a deputy marshal and several policemen, when Hare, in the name of General Butler, repeated the demand for a surrender. Kane replied that he could not do so without the san
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spiritualism, or spiritism, (search)
wide. Many mediums arose professing similar powers. Andrew Jackson Davis published Principles of nature, etc., 1845, said to have been dictated to the Rev. William Fishbough in New York City, while the author was in a clairvoyant or trance state; many other works since on a variety of subjects, all ascribed to spirit dictation, but of no scientific value. Judge John W. Edmonds, of New York (1799-1874), adopted the belief in 1851, and published a work on Spiritualism, 1853-55, as did Dr. Robert Hare (1781-1858) of Philadelphia, who published (1855) Spiritual manifestations scientifically demonstrated; among other noted persons who have avowed their belief that the phenomena are of spirit origin are Dr. Robert Chambers, Robert Owen (1771-1858) and his son, Robert Dale Owen, all of whom wrote on the subject. Of the many mediums (channels of communications) none ever attained to the celebrity, as a medium of this power, of Daniel D. Home (born 1833; died harmlessly insane, 1886; publ
chine. A machine for ventilating mines. Air′—meter. An apparatus for measuring the quantity of air passing along a pipe, or passing into or from a chamber. There are various forms: the fan, rotating spiral vane, expanding bag, cylinder and piston, revolving partially submerged meter-wheel, etc. As their principal adaptation is to measuring gas, to avoid unnecessary repetition they are assembled under gas-meter, which see. Airo—hy′dro-gen Blow′pipe. An apparatus invented by Dr. Hare, in which the issuing air is assisted by a jet of hydrogen to intensity the flame. See blowpipe. It is especially used in autogenous soldering. Air-ome-ter. The term is applied to a hollow cylinder, closed above and open below, with its lower edge plunged in a tank, and used to contain air. The term has been derived from its similarity in shape to a gasometer, the change in the first syllable indicating the different contents. Its use as a meter is unfrequent, and it is prop-
d increase the flow of oil, seems to have been entertained by a number of persons, including Professor Hare, but was reduced to practice by Colonel Roberts. See torpedo. Blast′ing-fuse. The cotable, to be thrown in any direction. The compound or oxyhydrogen blow-pipe, invented by Dr. Robert Hare, of Philadelphia, in the early part of the present century, surpasses, in the intensity of tish Engineers, as an illumination for lighthouses, and it is now known as the Drummond light. Dr. Hare used an instrument terminating in fifteen jet pipes of platinum. These were adjusted so as to voir. The airo-hydrogen blow-pipe is a modification of the oxyhydrogen blow-pipe invented by Dr. Hare, of Philadelphia; the modification being the invention of Count de Richmont, of France. The ucible. The airo-hydrogen blow-pipe, a modification of the oxyhydrogen blow-pipe invented by Dr. Hare, of Philadelphia, is used in melting the adjacent edges of metals so as to unite them by fusion
n its composition by the joint action of heat and oxygen. It is usually performed by projecting in a red-hot crucible, in small portions at a time, a mixture of about equal parts of the body to be oxidized, and nitrate or chlorate of potash or other energetic oxydizer. Def′la-grator. An instrument for producing intense heat. It is generally a form of the voltaic battery. Such was used by Davy in 1807 – 8, when he decomposed soda, potash, borax, and lime. In the form invented by Dr. Hare of Philadelphia, it is composed of a single sheet each of copper and zinc rolled helically upon a central cylinder of wood. The two metals are prevented from touching each other by intervening pieces of cloth or twine. It is dipped in a tub of acidulated water, and derives its name from its powerful heating effects. Deflec-tom′e-ter. An instrument for measuring the deflection of a rail by a weight in rapid motion. De-flect′or. A plate, diaphragm, or cone in a lamp, furnace, o
in the illustration, in which in a steel-faced plate is sunk a vertical groove, and the faces on each side of the groove are inclined, so as to give the proper taper to the inner sides of the calk when the horseshoe is placed within the groove. Hare. The fibrous portion of flax and hemp, as distinguished from the shives or scales of bark, etc., which fall from the hare in braking. Harl. The filament of flax. Hare. Har-mon′i-ca. (Music.) 1. a. A musical instrument formed of aHare. Har-mon′i-ca. (Music.) 1. a. A musical instrument formed of a number of glasses which are tuned by filling them more or less with water, and are played by touching them with the dampened finger. The less the quantity of water the lower is the tone of the scale. Called musical glasses.) The instrument is said to have been invented by a German, and was improved by Dr. Benjamin Franklin. A stringed form is ascribed to Stein, 1788. b. Dr. Franklin's Harmonica consisted of a nest of hemispherical glasses, of different sizes, tuned, and arranged on a rev
r. Lith′o-triter. See lithontriptor. Lith′o-type. 1. A stereotype in which the surface is composed of gum-shellac, fine sand, and a little tar and linseed-oil. 2. A name signifying printing from stone. The lithographic design on the stone is deeply etched, giving a sufficient relief for the type-press. Lit′mus. A coloring matter produced from the lichen Rocella tinctoria. Li-tram′e-ter. An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity of liquids, invented by Dr. Hare of Philadelphia. It is founded upon the principle that, when columns of different liquids are elevated by the same pressure, their hights must be inversely as their gravities. It consists of two tubes, their lower ends open and submerged in two liquids whose specific gravity is to be compared, say one vessel of water and the other of an oil or spirit. The tubes connect above with a horizontal pipe, from which the air is exhausted by an air-pump. Atmospheric pressure causes the liquid
o be worn on the left breast. When charged it is rotated for firing by bringing each cartridge in succession to an open notch in the periphery of the frame. — U. S. Ordnance Memoranda, No. 15, p. 339. Merrill's box is a slot in the top, back of the small of the stock, from which the cartridges are taken by hand and fed to the chamber. Hagner's magazine is a box large enough for three cartridges, open at one end, and situated under the barrel, forward of the trigger-guard. Benton's, Hare's, and Metcalfe's magazine-boxes are detachable blocks containing each a number of cartridges. The blocks fit in the cartridge-box, and when in use are attached to the side of a rifle, near the breech-block, by dovetail or pin fastening. Maga-zine′ fire-arm. One containing a supply of cartridges, which are automatically fed to the chamber at the rear end of the barrel. There are several types. 1. Those in which the magazine is a tube below the barrel, as in the Winchester, the Ward
stored by pouring water in the upper cylinder. The quantity required is exactly equal to that displaced by the lower cylinder, and its weight divided into that of the latter gives the specific gravity of the copper. Specific-gravity balance. Hare's litrameter. In the case of liquids, a body not liable to be attacked by the liquid is suspended from one of the scale-pans. The body is weighed first in the liquid to be examined, and afterward in water. The weight in water divided into the weight in the other liquid gives the specific gravity of the latter. See Mohr's specific gravity balance, pages 39, 40, Griffin's chemical handicraft. Spe-cif′ic-grav′i-ty In′--stru-ment. Professor Hare's litrameter, for ascertaining the relative density of liquids, is shown in Fig. 5353. Two equal glass tubes a a′ communicate with each other and with an elastic bag b by means of a pipe c terminating in a cock, to which the mouth of the bag is tied. The tubes are both attached to
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