Appletons' Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 38

Appletons' Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...The Socialists showed their strength in Worcester, where they piled up a vote of over 900, and in Lynn they cast 300 votes even against Mayor Ramsdell, who has been considered as in sympathy with their views. In Boston the license vote fell away remarkably. While the " No " kept steadily up to its figures of last year, the "Yes 'fell off, and the majority of last year was cut down by a very material percent age. METALLURGY. Iron and Steel.--Bog-iron ore is extensively worked in the province of Quebec, Canada, and arrangements are being made to extract manganese from the bog-ore deposits in New Brunswick. The ore is a soft wet stuff, containing 50 per cent. of water, and is covered by a thin coating of vegetable earth. It lies at a depth varying from 8 feet to 30 feet. When-it is dried the residuum is a black powder too firm to be treated in the blast furnace and it has therefore to be made into briquettes, as is done with fine dust from blast furnaces and the finely divided iron produced from low-grade ores by the Edison electrical process. The cementing material used is kept secret. Bessemer pig is not produced for the manufacture of steel exclusively, but is used in an increasing degree in the roduction of malleable castings facturers 0 car wheels are also said to be able to secure thoroughly satisfactory results from the use of it. Coke Bessemer is most sought for these purposes, but the charcoal metal also enjoys a share in the trade. Mr. Alexander E, Outerbrid e, Jr., believes that manganese is greatly maligne and misunderstood by foundrymen as a rule. It behaves ver differently under different circumstances and wit difierent inds of iron. Experiments made fifteen years ago satisfied him that under more

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