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Identifier: indiarubberworld49phil
Title: India rubber world
Year: 1899 (1890s)
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Subjects: Rubber industry and trade
Publisher: [Philadelphia, Bill Brothers Publishing Corp.]
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden

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graphical knowledge.During the year under report additional land was acquired forthe purposes of the Museum and its annexes, while further recom-mendations are made in the same directions. ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN.Several valuable specimens were added during the year, thetotal number of animals being increased from 680 in January to720 in December. This number included 234 different species,220 of which belonged to Northern Brazil (Para, Amazonas,Maranham. Ceara). AQUARIUM.The aquarium was finished during the year 1910, but owingto the glass sides not proving sufficiently strong to resist thepressure of the water they had to be replaced bj others strongerin character. BOTANIC GARDEN.The report states that while the aspect of the garden reflectsgreat credit on those engaged in its conservation the want is felt of a scientific assistant. Nevertheless, various notable improve-ments were made, particularly in connection with the opening ofnew sections to replace the older portions which had been

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.ihKiAl.l.s ALAK ObIDOS, St.^TE OF PaRA. abandoned on account of their sandy and infected nature. Theolder parts of the garden were devoted to the extension of therubber plantation. Reference is made to the important collec-tions of orchids and other plants contributed by CommanderSimao da Costa and by Sr. Adolpho Ducke. At the Experimental Station the tapping was continued of thetwo groups of rubber trees referred to in the previous annualreport—with encouraging results. One group of these trees, from10 to 13 years old, tapped during the months October to ^lay,with a knife invented by the director, gave an average yield indry rubber of about 13 grams (nearly 14 ounce) per tree per day. The Amazonian Herbarium was supplemented by 772 varieties,while the General Herbarium received a contribution of 50 plantsgathered in the State of Ceara by Dr. Snethlage.LIBRARY. Owing to the efforts of Dr. Rodolpho R. Schuller, actinglibrarian, the elements have been partly collected for an Ama-

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Image from page 106 of “The street railway review” (1891)
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Title: The street railway review
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: American Street Railway Association Street Railway Accountants’ Association of America American Railway, Mechanical, and Electrical Association
Subjects: Street-railroads
Publisher: Chicago : Street Railway Review Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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SECOXn FLOOR PLAN. explanatory and the third floor is supposed to be devotedexclusively to offices, executive or otherwise. Six tracksare designed for the station shown. The special featureof the design is of course the ease with which passengers may be handled in very large number without mixingthose in coming and those out-going.

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PLAN OK FIRST FLOOR. THE NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANYSREPORT. The National Railway Company, of Illinois, owningand operating five of the St. Louis street railways, com-prehended under the Cass avenue and Fair grounds sys-tem, held its annual meeting, January 23. The principalowners are Chicago men. The report reflects great credit on the management ingeneral, and upon Capt. Robert McCulloch, in particular. The net gains of the property were, 9,947, or9.0S85 per cent on the stock, against 10 per cent earnedin 1892. The receipts decreased 1.4 per cent. Theoperating expenses were 60.12 per cent of receipts,or, 1,851. The net receipts were, 4,966. Thenumber of trips, last year, was 877,302, a decrease of16,989; car mileage, 11,844,031; passengers carried,28,313,504. Gross receipts of the cable lines, ,035,445;decrease, ,987; gross receipts of horse and electric,1,372; increase, ,258. The cable lines operatingexpenses were, 59.4 of the income; of the horse andelectric, 64 p

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