Title: The Pacific tourist
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Williams, Henry T Shearer, Frederick E
Subjects: Union Pacific Railroad Company Central Pacific Railroad Company Railroad travel Railroad travel Railroad travel
Publisher: New York : H.T. Williams
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n a platine capsule, gave8.25 grains of solid dry saline matter. Carbonate of lime and magnesia, 0.240 1.280 Peroxide of iron, 0.040 0.208 Lime. 0..i45 2.907 Chlorine, 3.4.54 18421 Soda. 2.877 15..344 Magnesia, 0.370 2.073 Suiplmr.c Acid, 0.703 3.748 8.229 4.3.981 It is slightly charged with hydro-sulphuric acidgas, and with carbonic acid gas, and is a plea.s-ant, saline mineral water, having the valuableproperties belonging to a saline sulphur spring. The temperature is lukewarm, and, being ofa sulphurous nature, the effects are very pene-trating ; at first the sensation is delicious, pro-ducinji a delightful feeling of ease and re- pose ; but if the bather remains long, overfifteen minutes, there is danger of weakness andtoo great relaxation. These baths are now un-der control of an experienced gentleman, andfitted up with every modern convenience. Hereare Tui-kish baths. Hot Air baths and Russianbaths, in addition to the natural bath. Jhewarm sulphur-water can be enjoyed in private
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NEW MORMON TEMPLE. rooms, or in the large plunge or swimming bath.Separate rooms for ladies and gentlemen, and asmaller building near by is fixed up for the boys,where they can frolic to their hearts content.Hot Sl)rhigs.—The tourist should take a 136 WME ^^€SFl€ T&WMIBW. carriage, and, after visiting the Warm Springsand enjoying the bath, drive a mile farther northto wherethe nionutain spur juts out to tlie veryrailroad—and, right at its base are situated the Hoi Sprinffs. which are the greatest naturalcuriosity of the city. The water boils up, withgreat force, from a little alcove iu the limestonerocks, just even with the surface of the ground.If you dare to thrust your hand in it, you willfind it boiling hot, apparently with a temperatureof over 200. The linger can not be retained inthe water for the best part of a minute ; yet thesensation, as it is withdrawn, is so soft and cool-ing, you will like to try it again and again—and,strange to say, rarely with any danger
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