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Vnssnr lins received two young Japan
ese girls as students.
An unknown Pliilndclpliia friend lias
given Andover Scminarj $25,000.
Tlie University of London now admits
women to all its departments. Next.
Mrs. Dr. May, of Chicago, is appointed
to the post of professor at Vassal' College.
Michigan University lias added $500 to
the salary of her Astronomer, in order to
The North-western University has with,
drawn from the Illinois Inter-collegiatc
Copies of the Amherst Student were
sent to the Paris Exposition as samples of
fine press work.
The University of California, John
Hopkins University, and Michigan Uni
vcrsity, have abolished Commencement
Figures show that the Ilolyoko girls arc
fed more generously than were the lads of
Dothboys Hall. They consume a barrel of
Hour daily, Ten bushels of pease are re
quired for a single meal The daily
supply of milk is 225 quurK Eggs, 75 to
100 dozen a week; butter, 250 pounds; su
gar, 500 pounds. The annual consump
tion of potatoes is 500 bushels; apples,
150 barrels. The quantity of coal a year
is 500 to GOO tons.
Hiccough of a severe and prolonged
type lias beon cured m five minutes by a
powerful compression over the cpigas
trium. Some naturalists have been discussing
the question, whether moths, and certain
other insects, possess the senses of smell
A Boothbay, Me., man has had an eye
removed so skilfully by an Augusta doc
tor that his false eye moves in unison
with the well one, and no one would no
tice that it was artificial.
The original stock of the beet occurs
wild on the Grecian shores of the Modi,
terranean sea. It also grows wild in
some of the islands of the Atlantic.
Sulphur has been discovered in great
abundance in Chilian, Chili. The qual
ity is so fine that it only needs grinding
and sifting to be fit for the market.
A case of arsenical poisoning from
wearing a green shade over the eyes, by
a person suffering from a disease of the
eyes, is reported in a German journal.
Several gigantic squids have lately been
captured on the coast of Newfoundland.
One of them had a body nine feet in
length, and arms thirty-five or forty feet
long. A perfect monster.
To a correspondent who asks why ex
ploiing expeditions are not sent to the
south pole, a Scientific American answers
thus; "The south pole is more inaccessi
ble than the north pole. It is now in the
In pencilling or pointing brick work
the upright as well as the horizontal lines
should be drawn with a straight edge, as
the least want of uniformity spoils the ap
pearance of the brick work. "White lead
mixed wiih turpentine, and thick enough
to set firm, is best fortius purpose.
Experiments on forty-three samples of
hot and cold blast iron bars, each one inch
square, and supported on bearers placed
four feet six inches apart, gave, as the
average breaking weight, 452.74 pounds.
When the beam was fixed at botli ends it
would sustain only half as much jis when
A mechanical contrivance for stopping
railway-trains instantaneously has recently
been tested, in Paris. It is put in motion
by compressed air, produced by a pump
connected with the engine of the train.
It is brought to bear upon the wheels of
every carriage, and by turning a ap the
engineer stops the train in uu instant.
Four cxpress-trains in France are already
provided with this system of stoppage.
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