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to pass slowly through shaded channels to the parched lands beyond. It is indeed quite impossible to overestimate the value

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Fig. 7.—Tulip Tree.

of the billions and billions of leaves which work and build for the benefit of humanity."


M. Berthelot reports to the French Academy of Sciences that the subscriptions for the proposed monument to Lavoisier, taken in France and other countries, amount to 47,353 francs, or $9,410. Of this sum, $100 are credited to the United States, The subscription is still open, and considerable sums are expected from particular sources, as the French Department of Public Instruction and the city of Paris; and the Emperor of Russia has headed a subscription list to be opened in his dominions.