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empt has been made to open a safe. As filling for safes, we meet with the following materials. The numbers of the United States patents are cited for the convenience of farther reference:— 8,952.Residuum of soda-water manufacture. 10,661.Soapstone. 11,842.Tiles, alum, and clay. 12,594.Alum, pieces of brick, alkali. 28,459.Alumina, sulphates of alumina, and ammonia. 28,756.Copperas, gypsum. 39,920.Starch, water, gypsum. 40,800.Alum in pieces, imbedded in gypsum. 41,521. 46,228.Epsom salts, gypsum. 51,937.Hydraulic cement, sawdust, lime, and sand-mortar. 59,529.Paper-pulp, alum. 66,790.Steam and water vessels. 67.154.Removable water-vessels between the casings. 67,629.Moistened sponge to dampen powder used for blowing the safe open. 70,390.Nest of pipes in safe; fusible plug gives way with heat. 76,133.Vials stopped with fusible alloy and containing sulphuric acid, which reaches carbonate of soda and carbonate of ammonia, generating carbonic-acid gas. 85,893.Pape
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 26: three months in Europe. (search)
rtions of the sybil without her inspiration. The part of the building devoted to public worship he thought less adapted to that purpose than a fifty-thousand dollar church in New York. The new fashion of intoning the service sounded to his ear, as though a Friar Tuck had wormed himself into the desk and was trying, under pretense of reading the service, to caricature, as broadly as possible, the alleged peculiarity of the methodistic pulpit super-imposed upon the regular Yankee drawl. The Epsom races he declined to attend for three reasons; he had much to do at home, he did not care a button which of thirty colts could run fastest, and he preferred that his delight and that of swindlers, robbers, and gamblers, should not exactly coincide. He found time, however, to visit the Model Lodging houses, the People's Bathing establishments, and a Ragged School. The spectacle of want and woe presented at the Ragged School touched him nearly. It made him feel, to quote his own language, t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Some of the drug conditions during the war between the States, 1861-5. (search)
4; 100 lbs. tartaric acid, $2.25 per lb.; salt, 440. lb.; hops, $2.50 lb.; 1 cask French brandy, $52.00 gallon; Indian ink, 750. bottle; 9 dozen assorted pencils, $4 doz.; phosphorous, $14.00 per lb.; citric acid, $4.50; oil peppermint, $16.50; Epsom salts, $3.87 1/2; 6 bottles capsules, $6.50; 12 pewter syringes, $1.25 each; 2 boxes blue pills, $6.00; 1 bottle syr. Ipecac, $10.00; 15 ozs. quinine, $22.25 per oz.; 60 drs. morphine, $28.00 per dr.; blacking, $1.40 per box; tallow candles, $2.3 and, in the abscence of any pharmaceutical attachment to the army, it was without remedy until Dr. Cowan, attached as a physician to a Tennessee regiment, adopted the use of what is now the famous tablespoon remedy, consisting of a tablespoon of Epsom salts, and equal quantities of bicarbonate soda and laudanum, this dissolved in water and taken a tablespoonful at a dose. This remedy acted magically, and being so widely adopted, attracted the notice of General Forrest, who, out of admiration
d, and established its own proportion at thirteen thousand six hundred. The term of enlistment was fixed for the last day of December. Long before this summons the ferries over the Merrimack were crowded by men from New Hampshire. We go, said they, to the assistance of our brethren. By one o'clock of the twentieth upwards of sixty men of Nottingham assembled at the meeting-house with arms and equipments, under Cilley and Dearborn; before two they were joined by bands from Deerfield, and Epsom; and they set out together for Cambridge. At dusk they reached Haverhill ferry, a distance of twenty-seven miles, having run rather than marched; they halted in Andover only for refreshments, and traversing fiftyfive miles in less than twenty hours, by sunrise of the twenty-first, paraded on Cambridge common. The veteran John Stark, skilled in the ways of the Indian, the English, and his countrymen, able to take his rest on a bearskin with a roll of snow for a pillow, frank and humane, e
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
Stark: Rev. David Osgood, chaplain; Daniel Reed, drummer; and Robert Bushby. Although Medford was not the scene of battle, she was near enough to experience the excitement and bitterness of war. We can imagine the people huddled in little groups on Pasture Hill, or on the marshes, hearing the boom of cannon, seeing the smoke of burning Charlestown, but, on account of the position of Bunker and Breed's hills, seeing only a part of the actual battle. In the afternoon Major McClary, of Epsom, N. H., came galloping back to town for bandages. He had scant time to answer the numberless questions of the people who crowded around him. Putting spurs to his horse, he hurried back, only to fall a victim to the murderous fire from the ships in the river, as he crossed Charlestown Neck. His retreating comrades found his body, from which his pistols and valuables had been stolen. They brought him back to Medford and buried him with honors of war. At twilight the wounded were bro
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Royall House loan exhibition. (search)
rned the walls have been destroyed. Otherwise the house is much as Colonel Royall left it. During the siege of Boston the house was the headquarters of the New Hampshire division of the Continental Army. There is no authentic tradition that it was occupied by Washington, although an old record says that prisoners were taken to Washington's Headquarters at Royall's. Stark and his staff occupied the house until after the battle of Bunker hill. The riderless horse of Major McClary, of Epsom, N. H., found his way back to the Royall stables, and doubtless his dead master lay in state in one of the parlors until he was carried forth to his unknown grave. There is a tradition that a council of war was held in the summer house on the eve of the battle of Bunker hill. General Lee and General Sullivan later occupied the house, and the former named it Hobgoblin Hall. When the property passed into the hands of the government, Col. Richard Cary, of Charlestown, occupied the house for some
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., New Hampshire soldiers in Medford. (search)
d a letter to him there, two days after the battle stating that Major McClary was killed by a cannon-ball and Captain Baldwin and Lieutenant Scott by small arms. He further furnished the following:— The whole number, including officers, killed and missing,15 wounded,45 — 60 He also transmitted the account of Reed's losses, at the desire of the latter. This letter of Stark may have been written at the Admiral Vernon Tavern or at the Royall House. Major Andrew McClary of Epsom was killed by a cannon-ball from a vessel after he had come to Medford to procure bandages for the wounded and was returning over Charlestown Neck. He was of Colonel Stark's regiment and was brought here and interred with the honors of war. Our local historian, Rev. Charles Brooks, says, He lies about fifty or sixty rods north of the old burying ground, also that twenty-five of the general's men who had been killed were brought here and buried in the field about fifty or sixty rods north o
inst. The London correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes: This has been the aristocratic racing week, distinguished from the Derby by the fact that the races at Ascot are attended almost exclusively by the upper classes, while at Epsom all classes mingle in inextricable confusion. The Queen never went to Epsom, but always to Ascot. This year the Prince and Princess of Wales were present, the first time that royalty has been represented for three years. The attendance was veryEpsom, but always to Ascot. This year the Prince and Princess of Wales were present, the first time that royalty has been represented for three years. The attendance was very great, and the performances exciting. Our countryman, Mr. Ten Broeck, was in the list, but none of his horses were successful. Now and then some good grows out of this institution. Mr. Naylor, the owner of the winning Derby horse, sent five thousand dollars to the Mayor of Liverpool, to be distributed among the charitable institutions of that city. He also gave his jockey the same amount, and his trainer fifteen thousand dollars. It is not often that a successful turfman is so liberal Mr.
w ware, assorted, 65 cents per lb; horse shoe nails $4 per lb; table knives and forks $15 to $22 per set; silver table and dessert forks $33; scissors $23 per dozen; knives $87; carvers $7; copper ware $4.75 per lb; weeding hose $41 per dozen; cut tacks, 4 to 12 ozs, $1.60 per paper; spring, pistol, and bowie knives $65 per dozen; flat, round end square bastard files, 6 to 15 inch, $54 to $145; half-round rasps $84; hand saw files $50 to $60; mill saw files $51 to $90 per dozen; pickaxes $5; Epsom salts $1.75 to 1.95 per pound; castor oil $38 per gallon; extract logwood $3 per lb; sugar lead $7.50; quicksilver $4; refined borax $10.50 to 10.75 per lb; copal varnish $33 per gal; sulph morphine $76 per oz; potash $1.25 per lb; copperas $1; briar root pipes $31 per doz; Liverpool table salt 51c per lb; ground salt $28 to 29.50 per bush of 50 lbs; mustard $11.50 to 15.50 per box of 10 lbs; bleaching powder $1.45; gum arabic $12.25; cinchonine muriate $26; per oz; citrate magnesia $20; mag
e thread $9.25 to $9.87 ½ flax thread $12.12½ per pound; window-glass $96 per box; cotton cards $42 per pair; bonnet frames $15 per dozen; envelopes $40 to $60 per 1,000; note paper $50; letter do. $40 to $67.50; cap do. $57 per ream; printing paper $3.37½ per pound; ste pens $5.62½ to $10.25; pen holders $15.50 per gross; playing cards $38 per dozen packs; blue mass $7; camphor $19 to $23; calomel $10.75 to $12.75; balm copaiba $5 to $5.50; chloroform $7.25 to $7.50; carb. ammonia $4.30; Epsom salts $1.62½ to $1.85; calcined magnesia $3; prepared chalk $1.05; cream tartar $4.10; rolled sulphur $1.95; chloride potash $5.75 per pound; morphine $50 per ounce; extract to wood $2.25 per pound tanning acid $3.25 to $4.25 per oz; copperas $1.55; alum $1.85 to $1.60; black pepper $6.55 to $6.75 per pound; sperm candies $10; Jamaica coffee, $7.62½; Coggon tea $9.62 ½ to $11; sugar $2.85 for brown, $4.12½ to $4.49 for crushed, $5.26 to $6.40 for loaf; brown soap $2; brown Windsor soap $15.
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