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Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
Bode, i. pp. 49, 111ff., 189 (First Vatican Mythographer 154; Second Vatican Mythographer 108; Third Vatican Mythographer 6.25). According to Servius and the Vatican Mythographers, after his death Caeneus was changed back into a woman, thus conforming to an observation of Plato or Aristotle that the sex of a person generally changes at each transmigration of his soul into a new body. Curiously enough, the Urabunna and Waramunga tribes of Central Australia agree with Plato or Aristotle on this point. They believe that the souls of the dead transmigrate sooner or later into new bodies, and that at each successive transmigration they change their sex. See Sir. Baldwin Spencer and F. J. Gillen, The Northern Tribes of Central Australia (London, 1904), p. 148. According to Ov. Met. 12.524ff., a bird with yellow wings was seen to rise from the heap of logs under which Caeneus was overwhel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Consular service, the (search)
eke out existence upon the present allowance. So, too, in Europe, in such places as Liege, and Copenhagen, and Nice, and many others where the salary is $1,500 and the unofficial work yields hardly any return. These are only a few of the most glaring cases, but the position of a man without property of his own sufficient to make him practically independent of his salary so far as subsistence is concerned, who goes, for instance, to Trieste, Cologne, Dublin, or Leeds, or to Sydney, New South Wales, or to Guatemala, or Managua, or to Tamatave, Madagascar, or to Odessa, or Manila, or Beirut, or Jerusalem, on a salary of $2,000 is relatively little better off. Nor is the position of a consul at Buenos Ayres, or at Brussels, or at Marseilles, Hamburg, Sheffield, Nuevo Laredo, Athens, Ningpo, or Victoria, B. C., with a salary of $2,500 to be envied, with the necessary demands which he is obliged to meet. It is of course notorious that there are many more applicants for even the wor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Engineering. (search)
r caissons were built, having double sides, and the spaces between them filled with stone to give weight. Their tops were left open and the American singlebucket dredge was used. This bucket was lowered and lifted by a very long wire rope worked by the engine, and with it the soft material was removed. The internal space was then filled with concrete laid under water by the same bucket, and levelled by divers when necessary. While this work was going on, the government of New South Wales, in Australia, called for both designs and tenders for a bridge over an estuary of the sea called Hawkesbury. The conditions were the same as that at Poughkeepsie, except that the soft mud reached to a depth of 160 feet below tide-level. The designs of the engineers of the Poughkeepsie bridge were accepted, and the same method of sinking open caissons (in this case made of iron) was carried out with perfect success. The erection of this bridge involved another difficult problem. The mu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Freemasonry, (search)
f the order and on Aug. 4, 1753, was made a master mason. The first masonic hall in the United States was built in Philadelphia in 1754. The returns of the grand lodges of the United States and British America for 1899-1900 were as follows: Whole number of members, 857,577; raised, 46,175; admissions and restorations, 21,325; withdrawals, 16,603; expulsions and suspensions. 597; suspensions for non-payment of dues, 16,844; deaths, 13,507. Gain in membership over preceding year, 21,028. These grand lodges are in full affiiation with the English grand lodge, of which the Duke of Connaught is the grand master, and the grand lodges of Ireland, Scotland, Cuba, Peru, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Mexico, and also with the masons of Germany and Austria. They are not in affiliation and do not correspond with the masons under the jurisdiction of the grand orient of France; they, however, affiliate with and recognize masons under the jurisdictions of the supreme council.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South sea expedition. (search)
Dana, mineralogist; W. Rich, botanist; J. Drayton and A. T. Agate, draughtsmen; Mr. Brackenridge, horticulturist. The squadron consisted of the frigates Vincennes and Peacock, and the brig Porpoise and schooners Flying-fish and Sea-horse as tenders, with the store-ship Relief. It sailed from Hampton Roads Aug. 18, 1838, and on Jan. 26, 1839, was anchored opposite the mouth of the Rio Negro, Patagonia. The squadron, after touching at various groups of islands in the Pacific, visited New South Wales. Leaving Sydney in December (1839), important discoveries were made in the Antarctic regions. Lieutenant Wilkes then explored the Fiji and Hawaiian islands, and in 1841 visited the northwest coast of North America. He crossed the Pacific from San Francisco, Cal., and visited some of the islands of the Indian Archipelago, and thence sailed to the Cape of Good Hope and the island of St. Helena, and cast anchor in New York Harbor June 10, 1842. The expedition had penetrated to lat. 66°
glish, Spanish, and Australian. The first, derived from the island where it is produced, is the purest and best. Straits tin comes from Singapore, Borneo, and other places adjacent to the Malayan peninsula, and ranks second. The English tin ranks third; the better qualities, however, which are retained for home consumption, equalling the Banca. Spanish tin comes from Mexico and South America; it is badly refined, and commands a less price than either of the others. The provinces of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, now furnish immense quantities. The tin of Cornwall is principally derived from the peroxide; the tin stone is found in veins associated with copper ores in granite and slate rocks, in which case it is called mine tin. It is also met with as an alluvial deposit mixed with rounded pebbles, and is termed stream tin. When occurring in reniform masses or wedge-shaped pieces with concentric bands, giving it a ligneous appearance; it is termed wood tin. The or
ed a strong odor of carbonic-acid gas. On being handled, the outer part crumbled into dust but the center was sound, though black as jet. After being exposed to the air for two years, to free it from its offensive smell, it was sawn, and two tables made from the wood. One of these was shown at the London Exhibition of 1851. The age of the wood, when cut, was estimated at two centuries, so that it would now be about 2,000 years old. The densest known wood is the iron-bark wood of New South Wales, which has a specific gravity of 1.426; the lightest, the Cortica, or Anona palustris, from Brazil, having a specific gravity of only 0.206, being lighter than cork. Woody fiber is considerably denser than water; the presence of air between the pores causes most kinds to float in water; but when thoroughly saturated they sink. Scoresby relates the case of a boat which was dragged down to a great depth by a whale, and on being raised to the surface sunk immediately, like lead, when
Gold. --A solid cake of gold, worth nearly $50,000, has been sold to the Bank of New South Wales, and the quartz reef from which it was obtained will, it is estimated, produce $150,000 a year for many years to come.
the rightful claimant of the mussed or throne of the Carnatic, the late Nabob having died in the year 1856. Recent explorations, prosecuted at his own expense, by Mr. Stack, an English architect and member of the Archœological Commission, have discovered the ancient temple of Bacchus, situated on the southern slope of the Acropolis, at Athens. Rich sections of pasture land are being discovered in Australia. Flocks are migrating from the Darling and Lachlin northward, and from New South Wales westward. A great company is now forming at Melbourne, with a capital of £5,000,000, to colonize the northern part of the country. Toward the end of February last, announcement was made at Hong Kong, that a Confederate privateer had made its appearance in the China sea, and was on the lookout for American ships outward bound. The steamer Euphrosyne was lost off Corroboree, while on her passage from Alexandria to Liverpool. The crew were saved. The Prince de Joinville is