It was a moonless night and the perpetrator cut the power, pitching the farm house into total darkness.
In steep pitching beds sufficient excavated material is allowed to remain in the stope for the support of the machines and men, the excess being drawn out from time to time and loaded into cars.
If it were possible to sterilize the must prior to pitching with pure yeast no doubt better results might be obtained, but this appears to be out of the question inasmuch as the heating of the must which sterilization involves is not a practicable operation.
They are prepared by adding water to the concentrated saccharine matter and subsequently pitching with wine yeast at an appropriate temperature.
In consequence of the swell, the ship is continually pitching in a somewhat irregular way, the oscillations up and down being sometimes great and sometimes small.