Annual Report

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Page 24 - Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, And stars to set, but all — Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death...
Page 23 - Agriculture, for the purpose of deliberation and consultation, as to the wants, prospects, and condition of the agricultural interests throughout the State...
Page 220 - ... drawn into the syringe. In doing this it is of importance to remember that, when standing for some time, a slight sediment will form at the bottom of the vessel or bottle, and the vaccine should therefore always be well shaken or stirred before the syringe is filled. When some time elapses between the vaccination of two animals, and the syringe still contains one or more doses of vaccine, the operator should turn the syringe up and down frequently to insure an even distribution of the germ-carrying...
Page 197 - Texas, and in the original description it is said to have been collected with the cattle tick from ca.ttle. Packard's description reads: Body very flat and thin, oval, with the head and mouth parts concealed by the overreaching dorsal portion of the body, which is bent upward around the margin, though the edge is not revolute. Body above covered with very numerous little round pits, large in the middle and becoming smaller on the edge. There are two large, conspicuous pits on the middle of the anterior...
Page 218 - ... in a pan of cold water, placing all over the fire. After boiling for ten minutes, the pan with the contents should be allowed to cool off slowly ; then remove the utensils from the water and wipe them dry with a clean linen cloth which has been previously boiled. When the vaccine has been prepared the utensils should again be cleansed thoroughly and replaced in the box.
Page 83 - The cones are two to three inches long, and ripen in the fall of the second year. This interesting tree, which occurs so abundantly in the Rocky mountains, is the only pine native to Nebraska. It forms quite dense forests in the northwestern and northern portions of the state, extending from the Wyoming line along Pine Ridge and the Niobrara river to Long Pine creek in Brown and Rock counties.
Page 100 - ... And if a sample lot of brick is sent to a mill to be tested the chances are that when the superintendent is asked how the brick stood the test, he will have forgotten all about them. The only way for a manufacturer to test the brick, is to build a furnace and test them himself, and to do this under as nearly, as possible, the same conditions as those under which they will be used in practice. The furnace used by the writer for making such tests had nearly the form of a puddling-furnace. One-half...
Page 148 - The prevailing direction of the wind was from the southwest. The average total wind travel at six stations of the United States Weather Bureau and at Ithaca was 5,918 miles.
Page 97 - ... practically every case •where one travels up the streams, passing out to the side branches, to the little temporary rills which water the upper basins, the trees are of smaller size and are much younger. It is a very rare occurrence to find large trees near the upper end of a forest belt. I have seen a few such cases, but their rarity is such that one is always surprised when they are found. The general rule is that near the upper limit of the tree area there are many shrubs, and mingled with...
Page 219 - After injection, the syringe and needles must be washed with a 5 per cent, solution of carbolic acid, carefully wiped, and the brass wire adjusted in the needles. Preparation of the Vaccine. Place the contents of one packet of the vaccine in a porcelain mortar and add a few drops of boiled water. (The water must have been previously boiled and allowed to cool.) Work the powder thoroughly with the pestle and then add, little by little, as many cubic centimeters of water as the packet contains doses....

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