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PROFESSOR MAX MULLER AT BIRMINGHAM.

OPENING OF FIRTH COLLEGE BY…

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THE FIGHT WITH THE UTE INDIANS.

THE EARTHQUAKE IN HUNGARY.

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MR. GLADSTONE INTERVIEWED.

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PEASANT PROPRIETORS IN IRELAND.

THE MASSACRE AT CABUL.

FREE TRADE M AMERICA.

ARTIFICIAL BREEDING OF FISH.

THE LATE CONSUL HOPKINS.

SCIENTIFIC AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.

DINING EN ROUTE.

A HOG-SCRAPING MACHINE.

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A HOG-SCRAPING MACHINE. The latest thing in inventions is a hog-scraper. A cor- respondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer thus describes the trial of It My brother-in-law, who is a butcher and pork' packer of this city, tn-day killed seven hogs, weighing from 100 pounds to 350 pounds, to test a hog-scraping machine just patented by Mr. Stephen Collins. I had seen corn taken clean from the cob by machinery, but never before had I ever seen the hair and bristles taken from a hog by machinery. I am not permitted to describe the machine in detail, but I can say that the working of it was simply marvellous. A hog wae killed, placed in the machine, and almost the same instant it came oat slick as a whistle, with the exoeption of a few odd hairs on the legs and head. The seven hogt were passed through the machine in fifty seven seconds, and the entire body of each animal was as clean ae could be desired. This was the initial test of the machine. It is so constructed as to clean any sized hog, and in the test made to-day animals were selected with a view to test its application to different sizes. 1 should think from what I have witnessed of its work' ing that with a few improvements which are contem' plated it will have a capacity of 6,000 hoga in teD hours.

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