Annual Reports of the War Department, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1871

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Page 389 - An act to aid in the construction of telegraph lines, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes...
Page 397 - War be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent, and at other points in the States and Territories of the United States, and for giving notice on the northern lakes and on the sea-coast, by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms.
Page 202 - ... be and remain public highways for the use of the government of the United States, free from toll or other charge upon the transportation of any property or troops of the United States.
Page 391 - That telegraphic communications between the several departments of the Government of the United States and their officers and agents shall, in their transmission over the lines of any of said companies, have priority over all other business, and shall be sent at rates to be annually fixed by the Postmaster General.
Page 16 - An act to enforce the provisions of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes...
Page 353 - In aqueous vortices, the axial spiralities of the exterior and interior portions of the whirl are in reverse direction to those in the atmosphere, the descending spiral being nearest to the axis of the vortex. Hence, lighter bodies, and even bubbles of air, are often forced downward in the water, in the manner in which heavier bodies are forced upward in the atmosphere.
Page 263 - ... 1. That from the Information had at the central office In Washington, a probability of stormy or dangerous weather has been deduced for the port or place at which the cautionary signal Is displayed, or In that vicinity. 2. That the danger appears to be so great as to demand precaution on the part of navigators and others Interested, such as an examination of vessels or other structures to be endangered by a storm, the inspection of crews, rigging, etc.
Page 51 - ... route across the Sierra Nevada was practicable, and when nearly all the required information had been obtained by him, he was murdered by the; Indians. In consequence of this lamentable occurrence, the command of the topographical party devolved upon me, and it now becomes my duty to submit to you, for the information of the major general commanding the division, the following report, which imbodies as much of the information collected by Captain Norris as came to my knowledge. Four commissioned...
Page 46 - ... damage or deficiency which public property may have sustained from any extraordinary cause, not ordinary wear, either in transit or in store, or in actual use, whether from accident, unusual wastage, or otherwise, and to set forth the circumstances and fix the responsibility of such damage, whether on the carrier, or the person accountable for the property or having it immediately in charge...
Page 81 - ... artillery and to the average capacity of enlisted men of that grade in our Army • The theoretical course of instruction for the non-commissioned officers embraces mathematics, history of the United States, geography, reading, and writing. The subject of mathematics includes the entire field of arithmetic, and, for the more advanced scholars, it is carried as far as equations of the second degree in algebra. The...

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