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PHOTOGRAPHY ON BLACK GROUND.
Intereatlr and Amaalnr Photorrapbt
- j ...uuipia r.xpoiurv.
The col ir known n Moot 1.
as nut, prop
erly SDeakine. a mini- nt .11 t...-. -i r
. , " 1 i ni ine ao
aence of all color or light. A aubstance
' m rays or light fallinir
anon it onld r norfnotl Kl.u i
such substance is actually known, as all
dyes or jjgments, even of the darkest
shades, rellect a small quantity of the light
.nillll UKIU bllCIU.
As blac,;, however, is the total ahsence
of Iitrht. it follows tlin n.itv,;.... , .
, ----- ... ,.U8 rau uo go
black as a perfectly dark room or the out-
uuur wuru. on a ciouay niKht: and, as un
der such cindirinna th.m i. i :
. nu iiKr
there will 1 no action upon a photogranhic
in bucu a room or upon such
anight. Therefore, if we desire to take a
photograph against a perfectly black back-
A MAX TLAVING BALL WITH HIS OWN' HEAD.
ground, we need not trouble ourselves
with haneit R of black cloth, but simply
open a wimiow on a cloudy ev-nitig, if we
are to use a flash light, or if the picture is
to lie taker by daylight, we may open the
door of :i da-k room or building and obtain
a liackgrour d both theoretically and prac
tically nona tinic
With such a nonactinic background
many interesting and amusing photo
graphs may be made by a process of mul
tiple exjiosu e. The cut, for instance, rep
resents a man playing ball with his own
head. This picture was taken at night by
means cf a flash Jight, three exposures be
ing necc-ssar.., the open window forming
the background. The two small heads
were first taken in succession, the person
represented standiug on the balcony out
side with a black cloth thrown over his
body ati ! the light from a flash lamp Wing
thrown :-.ion his head as he posed in the
different pos tions. He then took the po
sition repres nted in the engraving, and
another llasl. imprinted his whole figure
and the walls of the room upon the plate,
which, when developed, gave the amusing
result shown in the illustration.
Numerous other applications of this
principle will at once occur to every pho
tographer, and the process is so simple
that very uui jne effects can be obtained by
any amateur possessed of the ordinary
amount of atience and" ingenuity. An
important po nt in such pictures is to have
the different images fall upon their proper
place on t he late. This is easily secured
by attaching 10 the ground grass a bit of
gummed paper showing the position of the
smaller itnag s the heads in the cut, for
example. Tb-sn, when the principal ex
posure is made, the relative positiou of the
different imiiges can lie accurately ad
justed by moing the camera in the usual
way. The foregoing illustration, which
ortgrlnnlly appeared in La Nature, was re
cently !escrih.d, as here told, in The Pop
ular Science ews.
The r.ptrai i n of increasing the hardness
of steel, says t 'ie Horological Review, is by
heating it to redness and then cooling it
suddenly. Br glit .steel should not be ex
posed naked ti fire or flame. It may with
advantage be placd in a covered box con
taining bone Just or animal charcoal iu
some other for n.or another plan is to smear
soap all over the article to be hardened.
Water or oil it the medium generally se
lected for plunging the article in to cool it.
Petroleum is n commenilrd if extra hard
ness is required. Kither mercury or salt
water will give great hardness, but the
steel is rende -eil brittle. Oil ia the best
medium for hardening steei.
Recording tlie Cuutour if River Beds.
An instrument for taking and recording
the coutour of a river bottom has been in
vented by Herr Sjechner, and tried on the
River Elbe. It consists of a long curving
arm, which hangs from a boat into the
water and tra Is on the bottom. Its in
clination undt r the varying depth is
caused to work a pencil and draw a curve
of the contour 1 u a band of traveling paper
as the boat proceeds. During the trial on
the Elbe the contour line of i&)7 miles of
the river bed w is drawn in ten days.
Modern M ettimla of Coloring Flowers.
Blue roses ha "e heretofore been ranked
among the thi'igs unattainable. By the
most modem method of culture, however.
all difficulties are said To vanish. For ex
ample, water a pure white rosebush con
tinuously with i solution of Prussian blue
and the ensuing buds will take on a sym
pathetic tinge. In like manner proceed
with greeu sulohate of copper and hope
for a simitar satisfactory result.
Wurtliv of nle.
Long before the advent of the white man
r"u!ifrnia ft rest fires raired. and from
recent discover! it is probable that giant
trees were thus uestroyeu, in comparison
n tli mui'h lauded seouoias aud
redwoods of the present are but saplings.
The Industrial World says that a certain
mount of air admitted to the furnace
ibove the live ccal Is advanUgeons ratner
1. .. n if thm annnlv be regulated.
Th r.nn nf the air thus introduced as
sists iu the morw effective combustion of
According to Engineering, half the tin
. t.. w,tfl im -vnfrtHt fruin the Malar
peninsula, where mining is carried on al-
.. .ni;r.l l.c Chinese. The milling is
UMb buvii,'J " - '
that of flood tin, and the metal is taken
om the lowlat ds near tne mmiuuum,
kar, it. i. found in Docket ten to twenty
feet or more belo the surface.
1. . mA tUat a Frenchman. M. Teynac,
1 i. .rrwarin-entinir. and seriously con
siders the advisability of substituting bees
r carrier pigeo is in carrying mrasMtfvs.
tiny piece of pi per is pasted on the back
to bee, with a cipner u--. -
. when the tee returns va m,
. i n,imh rnnnd Derfbratlons
which will not lea lt paper through, so the
message is easily ouna.
A Vf towns Apfvtavl.
Under the main entrance to one of our
churches ft poor woman, shivering with
cold, and holding a baby in her arms,
appealed to the charity of the passers by.
"Why, yonr infant is of pasteboard!"
eaid a gentleman, as he tapped its nose,
which sounded hard and resonant.
"Oh, I beg yonr pardon, monsieur. It
is so cold; I left the real one at home."
Progres de Gaillac
A SLIGHT ACQUAINTANCE.
Illiln't Know Maggie.
A very haughty, reserved looking and
elegantly clad lady sat in one of the
middle seats of a western railroad train,
wit! her elegant belongings lieside her.
At Prterville, a long, sallow, hatchet
faced man in a green and black calico
J' i-ss f .need to the waist and a yellow
snnbmmet linetl with pink boarded the
train, marched down the aisle past sev
eral empty seats and plumped herself
down by the side of the "blue blood"
lady, carelessly sweeping that lady's be
longings aside and saying calmly:
"I guess I'll set here so as to have
company. Goin ferr"
"Yon air? Where you from?"
"Boston! Well, I do declare! I was
born in Varmonut myself, but I ain't
never lieen back since I left.there thirty
nine year ago the third day of next
month. So yon air clean from Boston?"
"I am" (icily).
"Lived there long?"
"All of my life."
"Is that so? Borne;! there?"
"Well, I do declare! Now I ain't a
mite o' doubt but you've seine time or
other bumped agin a own niece I've got
livin in Boston. Mebbe yer well 'quaint
ed with her. Her name's Maggie Smith,
and she's my sister Sary's youngest. I
ain't never seen her, but I've got a pho
tograft of her, aud 1 tell ye she ain't be
hind no one when it comes to pnttin on
style. An I tell ye she's smart! As
smart as ever they make 'em. She's got
on a big gold chain and six rings in the
photograft, and a silk dress, and she's
just style itself. I reckon like as not you
know her. She's lived there five years.
IName s Maggie Smith. Know her?"
"I do not, madam."
"Well, I'll tell you what yon do.
When yon go back yon jest hunt Mag
up and tell her yoa met her Annt Jinny
Sipes on the train, and you'll be all right
with Mag after that, for 6he thinks a
heap of me. aud yon jest say 'Jinny
Sipes' to Mag and she'll neighbor w'th
yon from that time on. Lemme see,
what street do you live on in Boston?"
"Beacon street" (proudly).
"Well. Mag waits on the table in a res
terant down on the wharf. I'll bet yon've
eat there many a time, and seen Mag
and never knowed her. Now, next
time yon go in there to eat yoa ask for
Mag Smith and say you're a friend of
ber Aunt Jinny and Mag'll hug yon
right there, you see if she don't." De
troit Free Press.
It Might Have Been M'orse.
Two Irishmen who had not met for
years ran across each other, and after a
period of handshaking adjourned for
some wet congratulations.
"Long time since we met, Clancv,
isn't it? Great lot of things have hap
pened since then," said the first.
"les, indeed. Look at myself. Sure
it's married I am," replied Clancy.
"You don't tell me? Have you any
thing to show for it?" asked O'Grady.
"Faith and I have that. I ve got a
fine, healthy boy, and the neighbors say
he 8 just the picture of me.
O'Grady looked at Clancy, who wasn't
buiit on the lines of a price beauty.
"Ah, well, what s the barrnm so long
as the child's healthy?" Buffalo En
ContaxloHa im Their Case.
Mr. Noopop Doctor, is insomnia con
Dr. Paresis Certainly not, sir. What
made yon ask that? .
Mr. Isoopop Because I notice that
when baby is troubled with insomnia
my wife and I invariably catch it too.
Customer Seems to me that razor is 1
Barber Mought be, Bah. It waa to a '
pahty las' night, sah. Good New. ;
Troubles never come singly . 1
Twins never come tinirlr. , TherafoM.I
twin, are tremble. Life. -
Tfrat Looks Impossible !
But it is the Truth 1
Our entire stock of Clothing and Gent's Furnish
ing Goods has to be sacrificed regardless
of cost, as we will positively
QUIT THE CLOTHING BUSINESS.
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Carse & Co.,
Will give away a NEAT PENCIL CASE
with every pair of School Shoes this com
ing week, at the old reliable shoe house,
CARSE & GO.
1622 Second Avenue
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J. T. "DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
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