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The Daily Dispatch: April 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], Evening session. (search)
Influence of trees upon Climate. --Joachim Frederic Sahouw, Professor of Botany at Copenhagen, speaks as follows of the influence of forests upon the atmosphere: "We find the most evident signs of it in the torrid zone. The forests increase the rain and moisture, and produce springs and running streams. Tracts destitute of woods become very strongly heated, the air above them ascends perpendicularly, and thus prevents the clouds from sinking, and the constant winds (trade winds or monsoons,) where they can blow uninterruptedly over large surfaces, do not allow the transition of vapors into the form of drops. In the forests, on the contrary, the clothed soil does not become so heated, and, besides the evaporation from the trees favors cooling; therefore, when the currents of air loaded with vapors reach, the forests, they meet with that which condenses them and change into rain. Since, moreover, evaporation of the earth goes on more slowly beneath the trees, and since the
The Daily Dispatch: April 19, 1861., [Electronic resource],
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A St. Petersburg letter says the decree emancipating the Russian peasants has been signed by the Emperor Alexander, and that it is to be promulgated on the 1st of January. Rev. Charles B. Dana, D. D., late Rector of Christ Church, in Alexandria, Va., has accepted a call to the rectorship of a Church in Por. Gibson, Miss. T. D. Jones, the sculptor, has been commissioned to make a bust of the President elect for the Republicans of Cincinnati. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Natches has ordered a public three days' devotion, in view of the political crisis. Steene Anderson de Bills, formerly Minister from Denmark to the United States, died at Copenhagen on the 28th ult. Lieut., Maury, U. S. Navy, lately delivered an address before the Royal Geographized Society in London.
The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Death of a British naval offices. (search)
Death of a British naval offices. --The English papers record the death of Commander Richard Bayly Bowden, R. N., aged sixty-nine. The deceased entered the navy in 1803, and served as midshipman of the Britannia at the battle of Trafalgar. He afterwards served throughout the operations of 1867, against Copenhagen, and continued actively employed until 1814, when he joined the Orlando, and served in the Chesapeake Bay during the American war.
The Daily Dispatch: December 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ranaway--
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The Daily Dispatch: April 25, 1862., [Electronic resource],
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Right Rev. Henry W. Lee, Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa, has been elected an honorary member of the "Royal Society of Antiquaries." The Society has its headquarters as Copenhagen, in Denmark, and the King of Denmark is President.