The International Year Book Volume 1

The International Year Book Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...to St. Louis, Missouri, and then to Des Moines, Iowa. He was made Assistant Postmaster-General by President Lincoln in 1861. and two years later was commissioner to the first international postal congress (Paris). He was a member of Congress, 1863-67, 1873-77, and 1881-85; minister to Austria. 1877-81; minister to Germany, 1884-85. In 1889, Mr. Kasson was special envoy to the international Samoan congress at Berlin. He was appointed in 1897 special commissioner to promote reciprocity between the United States and other nations, and in 1898 was appointed a member of the AngloAmerican Joint High Commission, which was created in May of that year. See Canada. KAOLIN. The term kaolin properly includes deposits of white burning residual clay, and is consequently adapted to the manufacture of white earthenware and porcelain. The United States is rapidly developing into an important producer of this material, slowly crowding much of the English product, hitherto used, from the domestic market. The production for 1897 was: States. Quantity, tons. Value. Colorado 550 $1,250 Delaware 12,166 99,441 Florida 6,948 39,300 Indiana 1,250 1,000 Missouri 2,498 5,901 North Carolina 5,000 40,000 Pennsylvania 8,409 50,482 South Carolina 16,000 77,200 Vermont 1,000 7,000 Wisconsin 3,500 35,000 KEELY, John Ernest Worrell, inventor of the famous Keely motor, died in Philadelphia, November 18, 1898. He was born in that city September 3, 1837. His early education was meagre. When engaged in the carpenter's trade in 1872 he announced the discovery of a new force, by which he asserted motive power would be revolutionized. He asserted that by musical vibrations air and water could be disintegrated and a powerful "etheric force" be released; he made the most...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236506367
  • 9781236506368