Issue: 19090501

Saturday, May 1, 1909
MAY, 1909
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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.
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THE TYPE OF THE PANAMA CANAL
EXISTING AND PROPOSED CANALS
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C. E. GRUNSKY
UNDER the law of June 28, 1902, generally referred to as the Spooner act, which authorizes the construction of an interoceanic canal President Roosevelt appointed, in March, 1904, the following commissioners: Rear Admiral John G. Walker, U. S. Navy (retired), chairman; Major Genl. Geo. W. Davis, U. S. Army (retired) ; Col. Frank J. Hecker, of Detroit; Major Benjamin M. Harrod, civil engineer of New Orleans; Professor Willam H. Burr, of Columbia University, New York; Wm. Barclay Parsons, of New York; and the writer, of San Francisco.
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TARIFF REVISION FROM THE MANUFACTURER’S STANDPOINT
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DR. A. B. FARQUHAR
MY experience as a manufacturer for more than half a century, an exporter and writer upon economic questions for about forty years, enables me to unite practise with science in demonstrating the truth of what I shall say to you. The manufacturer’s occupation, in common with most other occupations, has for its object to make money.
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TARIFF REVISION FROM THE MANUFACTURER’S STANDPOINT
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H. E. MILES
I WRITE as a Protectionist and a Republican. I believe thoroughly in the old-fashioned principle of protection to American industries and labor, as first accepted by Hamilton and Washington. I understand that under our constitution money can not be properly legislated out of the pocket of a private citizen by Congress except for value received.
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TARIFF REVISION FROM THE IMPORTER'S STANDPOINT.
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FRANCIS E. HAMILTON
THE exchange of commodities between the inhabitants of this world began at the point of time when original savagery first felt the influences tending toward semi-barbarism, and the purely physical control of man over his fellowman began slowly to yield to less brutal methods.
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TARIFF REVISION FROM THE CONSUMER'S STANDPOINT
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JESSE F. ORTON
EX-REPRESENTATIVE Charles H. Grosvenor, of Ohio, while addressing the Ways and Means Committee, December 2, on tariff revision, used this language : “ It is an unfortunate reference that is constantly being made to the wants and anxieties of the consumer.
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A PERMANENT TARIFF BUREAU: ITS RELATION TO CONGRESS AND PROPER PROCEDURE FOR TARIFF REVISION
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SEYMOUR C. LOOMIS
FROM the six volumes of conflicting testimony given by over six hundred witnesses, during the six weeks’ session of the Ways and Means Committee, it is evident that the framing of a new tariff law is fraught with many perplexities. It is important to make it, as nearly as possible, adapted to the accomplishment of the desired end.
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JOSIAH WILLARD GIBBS AND HIS RELATION TO MODERN SCIENCE
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FIELDING H. GARRISON
THE scientific papers of the late Professor Willard Gibbs, of Yale University, which have been brought together in a memorial edition by his pupil1 and colleague, Professor Bumstead, furnish one of the most remarkable examples in existence of the value and fruitfulness of mathematical methods in scientific investigation.
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ON A VERY PREVALENT ABUSE OF ABSTRACTION
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PROFESSOR WILLIAM JAMES
ABSTRACT concepts, such as elasticity, voluminousness, disconnectedness, are salient aspects of our concrete experiences which we find it useful to single out. Useful, because we are then reminded of other things that offer those same aspects ; and, if the aspects carry consequences in those other things, we can return to our first things expecting those same consequences to accrue.
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THE CLOSING OF A FAMOUS ASTRONOMICAL PROBLEM
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PROFESSOR W. W. CAMPBELL
THERE is perhaps no more striking illustration of the power of scientific method than that relating to the discovery of Neptune in 1846. The planet Uranus, until then the outermost known member of our solar system, refused to follow the path computed for it by mathematical astronomers.
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THE HARPSWELL LABORATORY
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MAX MORSE
ROMANES was thinking of Cromarty Firth when he drew this beautiful vignette. One may equally well think of the “ little wooden workshop ” founded by John Sterling Kingsley on Casco Bay. As it stands at present, the laboratory is a one-story, wooden building, 24 by 42 feet on the ground, with sixteen windows looking out directly on a rugged shore, where the long ground swells from open water break incessantly.
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THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE
THE RESEARCH WORK OF THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTION
LIEUTENANT SHACKLETON’S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
TWO GREAT FRENCH NATURALISTS
SCIENTIFIC ITEMS
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THE seventh year book of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, like its predecessors, gives an interesting account of the investigations carried on last year. The work is now in the main conducted by its departments; only a few minor grants are made to scientific men in other institutions, and these are nearly all in continuation of work begun when it was the policy to distribute the larger part of the income in special grants.
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