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List of Premiumsawarded at the Seventh Annual exhibitionof theVirginia Mechanics' Institute,which closed on the night of the 31st Oct., 1860. Class no. 1.--Inventions. To Burger & Bros., for Circular Saw Grinding and Polishing Machine, Gold Medal. To DeBow, for the "Union Press," invented by himself and manufactured by P. Rahm, Silver Medal. To N. L. Babcock, for Breach Loading Rifle, Silver Medal. To Curors' patent Farm Gate, First-Class Diploma. To Wm. H. Tappey, of Petersburg, for improvement in Tobacco Screws, First-Class Diploma. Class no. 2.-- Stoves, Ranges, &c. To A. Snyder, for collection of Stoves, Certificate of Silver Medal. To F Heffley, for Tin-Ware, &c., Certificate of Silver Medal. To Chas. D. Yale &Co., for Stoves, &c., First-Class Diploma. To J. W. M. Keil, for Stoves, &c., First-Class Diploma. Class no. 3--Agricultural Implements.. To Geo. Watt &Co., for Surface Plow, Certificate of Silver Medal. To
The Daily Dispatch: may 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
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The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], The manufacture of American salt in case of war. (search)
DeBow's Review for August is full of valuable articles. We shall notice it more particularly hereafter.
Texas and her resources. An article in DeBow's Review gives some interesting facts concerning the resources of this young giant of the South. The geological scenery of Texas has developed the existence of iron ore, coal, lead, copper, lignite, gypsum, lime-stone, marble, potters' pipe and fire clay. The iron and coal promise to be of great future value. The revenue of the State, by a neat statement, as derived from the ad valorem and poll tax, was $309,726. The total school fund reached $3,426,168. Assessment statistics 44,233,658 acres land, valued at $83,392,720 42,062 town lots, $15,137,207; 136,853 negroes' $35,620,748; 284,744 horses, $14,329,103; 2,617,122 cattle, $16,057,242. The total increase of all taxable property, from 1858 to 1859, was $30,721,438. Only one hundred and eleven counties, however, are returned, and the nine counties not returned would probably add several hundred thousand to the total amount of increase. The total area of Texas is estimate
The Daily Dispatch: August 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], A long war has its advantages. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: October 16, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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"Women of the South." --The article of Mr. Geo. Fitzhugh on this subject, in DeBow's Review, pays a just, discriminating, and eloquent tribute to Southern women. Women in all countries are better than men, but the conduct of the Southern women in this contest with the North has been noble, generous, and self-sacrificing beyond all praise. We believe that the women of the South have preserved more perfectly even than the men the old Virginia character and magnanimity. That sex in the South seems to have instinctively recoiled from a Union which threatened to undermine those domestic institutions which conduce to the happiness and purity of Southern households. When we contrast the unostentatious dignity of Southern matrons with the parvenue pretensions of the upstarts of Northern city society, and their passion for show and fashion, which is a distinguishing characteristic of vulgarians and pretenders, we have another reason for rejoicing that the Union has been dismembered
The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1862., [Electronic resource],
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Debow's Review. --This work for May (the publication of the number having been delayed by the fall of New Orleans) has been received from Messrs. West & Johnston. It is an excellent number.
Our Navy — the Merrimac — the Richmond--Captain Bobadil.by George Fitzhugh. [For a forth coming No. of DeBow.] Mankind in all ages and countries have been the dupes of Humbugs ! Quack medicines and laborsaving machines abounded among the Greeks and Romans almost as much as in our day. The Romans, who, like the Southrons, were an honest, truthful, unsuspicious, credulous people, addicted to war and abhorring trade, were continually duped, gulled and swindled, by cheats and charlatans from subject provinces, who had settled in Rome. Phoenicians, Carthaginian, Jews and Greeks, (especially Arcadian,) were the Yankees of that day, who handled quack medicines, popular pumpkin seed, wooden nutmegs, and worthless warranted laborsaving machines, or things of like kind. Men love simplicity and cheapness and hate what is laborious and costly, and hence lend a willing ear to every charlatan who promises great results from little labor or expense. They are ever hoping and endeavoring to t
The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], Latest from the
The fighting strength of the Confederacy. --Mr. DeBow, editor of Debow's Device, has made a calculation of the fighting population of our country. He makes a very fair deduction for our losses in consequence of the position of Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and portions of Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas. He theDebow's Device, has made a calculation of the fighting population of our country. He makes a very fair deduction for our losses in consequence of the position of Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and portions of Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas. He then shows that our male population between the ages of 18 and 45 amounts to 1,181,500. Deducting one-fourth for exempts, (a very large allowance,) we have $80,100 men. We have lost many men in the war; but the natural flow of our population has gone far to replace them. During the two years of hostilities not less than 120,000 maleing the two years of hostilities not less than 120,000 males have passed from under to over 18 years of age. Mr. DeBow estimates, from these figures, that "in no event during a long war can the Confederate strength be reduced under 700,000 men, if the people are in earnest." This is an army ample for all our possible necessities.