Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Page 601 - Genesee county ; it measures, in some places, between seven and eight feet from the bottom of the ditch to the top of the wall.
Page viii - Institution", to be composed of the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives; together with six other persons, other than members of Congress, two of whom shall be resident in the city of Washington; and the other four shall be inhabitants of some State, but no two of them of the same State.
Page 181 - And if any person shall make use of any such official envelope to avoid the payment of postage on his private letter, package, or other matter in the mail, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and subject to a fine of three hundred dollars, to be prosecuted in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Page 193 - Catalogue of 1098 Standard Clock and Zodiacal Stars," prepared under the direction of Simon Newcomb.
Page 182 - An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes...
Page 182 - That all the archives, records, and materials relating to the Indians of North America, collected by the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, shall be turned over to the Smithsonian Institution, that the work may be completed and prepared for publication under its direction...
Page 204 - ... mass, which before the change had the greatest angular momentum, permits the central portion to resume a planetary shape. The contraction and increase of rotation proceed continually until another portion is detached, and so on. There thus recur at intervals a series of epochs of instability or of abnormal change. Now tidal friction must diminish the rate of increase of rotation due to contraction, and therefore if tidal friction and contraction are at work together, the epochs of instability...
Page 181 - That it shall be lawful to transmit through the mail, free of postage, any letters, packages, or other matters relating exclusively to the business of the Government of the United States: Provided, That every such letter or package to entitle it to pass free shall bear over the words
Page 784 - SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a communication from the State Department, dated August 15, 1900, transmitting a copy of a note addressed to the Secretary of State by the imperial German ambassador at this capital, wherein complaint is made against the orders of the military government of the Philippine Archipelago, whereby commercial intercourse with the inhabitants of the Sulu Islands...
Page 488 - The nearest approach to Birds now known would seem to be in the very small Dinosaurs from the American Jurassic. In some of these the separate bones of the skeleton cannot be distinguished with certainty from those of Jurassic Birds, if the skull is wanting, and even in this part the resemblance is striking.

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