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Page 345 - Wealth is in applications of mind to nature ; and the art of getting rich consists not in industry, much less in saving, but in a better order, in timeliness, in being at the right spot. One man has stronger arms or longer legs; another sees by the course of streams and growth of markets where land will be wanted, makes a clearing to the river, goes to sleep and wakes up rich.
Page 167 - A common smith, who, though accustomed to handle the hammer, has never been used to make nails, if upon some particular occasion he is obliged to attempt it, will scarce, I am assured, be able to make above two or three hundred nails in a day, and those too very bad ones.
Page 167 - I am assured, be able to make above two or three hundred in a day, and those, too, very bad ones. A smith who has been accustomed to make nails, but whose sole or principal business has not been that of a nailer, can seldom with his utmost diligence make more than eight hundred or a thousand nails in a day.
Page 86 - A stack of 200 tons' daily capacity, running on 50 per cent ore, must have delivered to it each day something more than 400 tons of ore, 250 to 300 tons of coke, according to the character of the metal required, and over 100 tons of limestone, — say 900 tons of raw materials.
Page 702 - Coaling off Cienfuegos is very uncertain. Having ascertained that the Spanish fleet is not here, I will move eastward to-morrow, communicating with you from Nicholas Mole; on account of short coal supply in ships, cannot blockade them if in Santiago. I shall proceed to-morrow, 25th, for Santiago, being embarrassed, however, by Texas' short coal supply and her inability to coal in open sea. I shall not be able to remain off that port on account of general short coal supply of squadron, so will proceed...
Page 348 - ... five men so ignorant, so prejudiced, so inimical to the common interests of the country that they would upset the commerce of the country and demoralize rates and business in the way the railroad men have done by putting in force the rates that now prevail to the seaboard by way of Galveston from the Missouri River? Would they let the Missouri River rate be as low as the Chicago rate? Would they allow flour to be carried from Minneapolis to the Atlantic cheaper than from Chicago? In such things...
Page 288 - A supply of pure water for the entire City can be obtained within a comparatively short time, and the City can thus at an early day be protected against a continuance of those diseases which are known to be caused by the present polluted water supply. "A filtered water supply, under skillful management...
Page 638 - REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE REVISION OF THE SOCIETY CODE OF 1885, RELATIVE TO A STANDARD METHOD OF CONDUCTING STEAM-BOILER TRIALS.
Page 278 - Had the old rate of coal consumption continued, instead of 3,000 tons of coal, 9,000 tons would have been required for a voyage at 22 knots. Had the engines been proportionately as heavy as those in use sixty years ago they would have weighed about 14,000 tons. In other words, machinery, boilers and coals would have exceeded in weight the total weight of the Campania as she floats to-day. There could not be a more striking illustration than this of the close relation between improvements in marine...
Page 288 - ... business properties and manufacturing establishments, but also for such private consumers as are found, by the Department of Public Works, to be carelessly wasting water from the public supply. This remedy is available and simple, and it has been already adopted in many cities with entire satisfaction. We earnestly recommend the introduction of meters for the city of Philadelphia with perfect confidence that the private consumer is given full and ample use and enjoyment of all water for his needs...