A Neglected Industey—Bee Culture

1876 Scientific American  
J tittdifit JmeritJI. companies by thus doing became almost exclusive occu pants of the street, the householders being shut off. It is quite common for dwellers on our street railway routes to wake up on winter mornings, and find a compact bank of snow from three to four feet high along the front of their pre mises, deposited there during the night by the industrious railway people, aided by their powerful machinery. old meters becomes thick, from the accumulation of tar and dirt from the
more » ... dirt from the mains. This causes a slow and unsatisfactory action, and should be remedied by cleaning the meter out and replacing the impure with fresh water. On the part of the rail way companiEs, it appeared, during the course of the recent legal proceedings, that the use of the plows and sweepers was necessary to the proper work ing of the roads; that the snow must be removed, or the passenger cars could not run; that their charters required them to run the cars; that if they were to be enjoined from cleuing the tracks, the court would nullify the act of the legislature; that consequently the companies could not be legally prevented from clearing the snow, as they were in the habit of doing. Judge Sedgwick, before whom the last proceedings came, has rendered adecision which, we think. will commend itself to the people by its plain , common sense, practical way of solving the difficulty.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican02051876-81a fatcat:h5ngkc3pvnb7tfyfptfnbdlrv4