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PLUG.
'Can you make a mile a minute? Do vou
want to tnnke it two?
Plug!
Are you good and up against it? Well, the
only tiling to do
Jk plug.
Oh, you'll lind Konie marahy place* where
the crust is uretty thin,
And when you think you're gliding out
you're only sliding in.
But the only thing for you to do is think
of this and grin
And plus;!"
?Ldmund Vance Cooke.
m &?js &
The Judge's h\i
By RICHARD S. GRAVES,
ST. JOSEPH- VfMdltnr.
BS &
H'A.I AII BOLEAN hud
^ |j boon a justice of the pence
O IV/j O many yours, and noboily
7[ -A-*-*- ^ bad over questioned bis
XO>P right to hold tiio olllee tiie
remainder of his lifo, for lie was a
cripple. Year after year his name was
on Hut ..? ??? "* 1
tu i ivi? i-iecnuu ami
lie was not opposed after the tlrst
y ea r.
Another man hud made the race
against him the iirst time he was a
candidate for the office, and it was
said that his opponent did not receive
a single vote. No other candidate for
the place could be found after that,
atul nobody but Mieajah Bolean
.wanted ihe office.
"lie knows nothing but justice," the
strangers used to be told Mio cm.t
lii.s own boy (o jail once, nod the ungrateful
little wretch ran away from
koine and never came hack."
Tlic oflice of the justice of the peace
was over a grocery store and his homo
"was on a quiet street where his wife,
a sad faced woman with streaks of
gray in her brown hair, busied hernolf
all day with her household duties.
It was plain that some great sorrow
liad befallen her at some time i 11 her
life.
Thorn \V:i? n/-? fi*n/>n . ? 11
face of the justice of the peace,
especially when he hail once turned it
in the direction of his home. He had
always said that he knew right froia
(wrong, and when he stated that anything
was right nothing on earth could
change him. lie was as ilnn as a
rock. IIo had been firm the day he
sentenced his own win to jail, and
that firmness was with him still.
The boy had contended that he was '
ranocont of the eharge against him?
that ho hail been lighting in solf-defonse?but
the linn old magistrate believed
tln> evidence of other witnesses
and would not listen to him. He had
made up his mind, and refused to
change it. The boy threatened that
if his father sent him to jail he would
leave homo and never return, and the
threat had some bearing on the ease.
It was true that lie had been a good
hoy ami gave promise of lining a good
man. Even his stern father was
forced to make that admission when lie
argued jifitli himself and tried to
justify, his action.
In the office of the justice of the
peace there was an old table littered
with books and papers, and over all
uu.-l ui yi'isrs naa settled. When
ji law suit wns tried there, at. loner
intervals, the dust was brushed away
by the use that was made of the tables,
but the books and papers were not disturbed.
The odges of (ho papers weiv frayed (
and ragged, and they were all yellow ,
with age. Sometimes the pile was ,
moved a little by some one slipping ,
a snoot of foolscap out to nuiko a (
memorandum. On the table was a (
copy of tho revised stalutos witli one .
of tho covers torn o?V and many of
.the pages missing. In tho corner stood (
the stove, from which the ashes leaked
the whole year through. In summer it
was the receptacle for trash, and the
lower section was always a spittoon.
The bench was represented by the (
long table, behind which the justice
ant. and in front of him had been
cleared a small space among the aged.
dust covered papers.
In the pigeon holes of the (nil rase
ti.at stood against the wall were
papers that human eyes had not seen 1
for twenty years parts of the record 1
In forgotten law suits, and unpaid fee
bills of eases in which the litigants
.were long sinee dead. The window
shades were frayed at the lower end
and could not he moved up or down. '
When it was desired to keep the sunliirllt
Ollt. I|I'H-Sli:l IM'I'S \V(TI> liilllK.I
across (lie windows. 1
It Wiis in I l:c 1)1.1 W;i II rase, anion#
tin* papers tliilt liinl been touched and
turned yellow I?y the hand of time,
that Mienjah HnSean found, wliilo
neat'eliin# ono day for :i losi document,
the picture of a l)oy. 11 ? looked at it 1
curiously at lir>t. for Ins sit;ht was
dim and In* did not reeoj?ni/e it. !
MM..... - I ?? " I
A Hill II " MM II' II II I 11 M illH I III* I mil I
and pit - li oil Iiis spectacles up on Itis
lio.se.
I'"or a moment lie stood there unmoved,
sustained 1 ?y tlie firmness that
hnd lie.>n Ids lifelong pride. Somebody
opened tlie door he fell to
the (loor, tittering a hoarse cry, like
an animal that had hoen x.ven a
(loath wound, nuil with the picture
clasped in lii.s liuiul.
I! was n picturc' of lite Imy lie had
sont to jail a hoy with laughing 1mii<pyos
anil hair that curlotl al?out hi- i
forehead.
f I
Tlif? honT* in \\ hii*li Micajnh Holean !
livoil was a groat contrast to Ills ,
dinjry ofTlce, for it was clean ami :is I
free from dust us tho willing Hands of
Ills wife- could make it. Trees grew
around it and vines covered (lie long
*'porch. The street In front and the
alley in tho rear ended abruptly a few
yards away in a steep embankment,
over which the lops of freight cars
moving to and fro and the long freight
tinins passing through the yards
could he seen. Weeds grew in the
street in front of the house and llio
alloy in tho rear was overrun with
thorn, for tlio two thoroughfares wore
seldom traveled. The shrieks of tho
engines at work in tho yards could ho
heard all day and all night, and the
rattio of tlio Jangling oars, as heavy
51? fliNtlilA^ of- Hi-tjf "'"I
. Ill IUOI, MIIU jgl Mil (III I l,Y
dying away clown tjie track*, was ?
Xnuilliftr sound In the little house 011
ft
iff '^Vl' Wl5
(the 1)111. The wife of the magistrate j
s.lf thtirA liAii??a o * o fl???A
x. uvuto UV a nuir, miiuuiu^
the tops of the cars and scanning the
freight trains as they Canio In. The
brnkemen ran along the tops of moving
trains, twisting a brake here* and
loosening one here, waving their arms
and giving signals in vmtomliue.
It was because sb once had heard
(hat their son beonm<* n r?iirno?i !
brakeman that the wife of the justice
of the pence snt and watched the
trains nil day and listened to their
noises at night. When Micajah Boloan
was away from tlie house she wept
silently many times and felt as though
lie** old heart would break. It would
have been a relief to have talked
about the missing boy, but his father
never permitted ms name to be mentioned.
So she watclied the faces of the
brakeman, hoping that the lost boy
would some day come back ami steal
into the house. She was a prim old
lady, always neat and clean, but she I
know that If ever he came home and |
niiu iiiu uoii.se wmie jus rather
was away, she would take him in her |
arms aS she had when he Was a child, i
even though lie were as black with j
smoke and grime as any of the brakemen
or firemen she could see from her
window.
If had been twenty years since lie
went away, aud in all that time the
stern old man had not once relented, i
The white haired mother had often I
tried to imagine how her son looked !
with those years added to his a ere. I
She knew he would l?e large and
strong, and she thought his eyes would
still be bright ami his face us cheerful
and smiling as ti. boy she remembered
so well.
One niglit a man whose face w' < i
covered with a thick growth of beard, i
in which there were streaks nf uri-nv I
slouched through the streets. Ilis j
clothes were rugged, his eyes downeast
and his hair unkempt. lie was
a vagrant, and as lie walked he cast
furtive glances about to see that no
otHcer was in sight. lie came from i
the direction of the railroad yards j
and crept through the weeds growing I
rank and l;ill l?ift of :
house. Ilis foot, of)vorod by rugged
shoos, lmulo no sound :is it" stepped
upon tin* porch, where lio stood looking
in through tlio window.
Tho vagrant uncovered liis head as
ho stooil there. lie saw Mtcajnh
I.olean and his wife, sitting with tlie
weight of years upon theni. He
waited for the sound of their voices,
and when Micajnh I.oienn spoke lie
noted the tirm. harsh tone?the same
llill'w'll I'Aiiirt " * x ' *
inn ou i v/ivi: uuu iiitiujk it \ Ugnilll 11 ?I 'I
lioaI'd wlien lw was sontoncod to jail.
It was wlion (ho aged woman spoke,
in a sad, sweet voire, that the tears
started to the vagrant's oyos. He
made a stop toward the door, but drew
back when li is ragged garments came
within range of the shaft of dim light j
through the window.
Down in the railroad yards lie could |
hoar the noise of the moving trains, J
me ciang or oons and the shrieking j
signals of the engines. In an interval |
of silence in all that jargon of noise? '
an interval so brief that only a prac- >
tired ear could detect it?lie hoard a ;
clear note whistled as a signal to him- j
self. It sounded far away, for at that j
moment the vagrant was dreaming,
and in the dream he was a hoy again. :
lie looked once more through the i
window at the two old people sitting
uifiv, .urn it mi a sign i n;ir would
have wruntx oven the? hard heart otr
Mica jail Itolean. ho turned away.
A few moments later tlie vagrant
limbed upon a car loaded with coal 1
ind was followed by another man.
rery like him in appearance. As he I
stretched himself our on the hard boil J
the speed of the train increased. His <
ompanion crawled close to him and i
iskod: |
"What luck, Iti 11 ? Did you j^'t any- I
thing?"
The vagrant did not answer. Ho
was looking np at the .stars, shining
ilown on them from a clear, blue sky.
He did not oven bear I bo words of hi.*
companion.?National Magazine,
Tim Swii'lcHt SNMiojcraplie. .
The world's typewriting record on actual
practical work lias been broken
by Mr?. Margaret Cunningham. sten>>?
urap-ier in the otlice of the Supreme
L'ourt, Trenton. N. .1. Slu> wrote 21.0S!?
words of a legal decision requiring t'ae
utmost care in six and ouo-half hours'
ictunl time, and not a correction had
to be made on tlu* lit'ty seven pages
[ overcd. The record discounts the one
made recently in the Washington f'atimt
UtHee l>y Miss olive It. Cameron,
if Tennessee, who wrote .TJ.'XM) words
in a working day of seven and onel>..ir
liAilua ..-I.. ? >? ? - - 1
II.I.I i. Willi-.. ll-IHH "Hi> "III' ill ."I j
time. Mrs. Cunnmnliniii was eotnpollotl j
i<> iiuiko ?i^ht manifold copies., whioh |
necessitated 111r- handling ol r?U5 shoots. i
nf paper and H00 carhon shoots, nearly I
ciuht times as many as used liy Miss
<'ainoi'on. Mrs. Cunningham was hljch- I
Iv ciiiiiplimenteil hy the justices of tho j
eolirt.
Origin of "IIilrlf Snm."
A curious version of the origin of
I nfle Sun" has neen discovered in an
old iilniiitiiir published iu Lexington,
Ky.. in isi |. The phrase is explained
iu the following words. "M.'ncle Sam'
is a > ,int plicate siunilloant of the United
States, as .John li.ill is significant;
??f Knulaad. The origin of it seems to
'/ wiim. im iiit i i! i phi uiiMi* n\;is authorized
by law tlit* mining of a regiment,
of liybt dragoons. When the
company first appeared their caps bor?*
the letters 'IT. S. L. signifying the
United States Light Dragoons. A 1
countryman, seeing the company in
dress parade, asked a bystander what
the letters stood for. 'Why,* was the
answer, 'that means Uncle Sam's I>azy
I ' Sinf>n flint timo tho uso nf llic>
term has become general." ? London
Chronicle.
A VjpcnrrlttAD Treaty.
Probably the first treaty of peace to
be typewritten ia tile South African
nnrtfo ilofllioent. Tho t)irr>? nf
tlie IJocr leaders form an interesting
pnrl of if. Vliey nro all in different
styles. Louis Botha's in deseribed as
being In a line hand, and though tho
others nro somewhat rougher, Delnrey's
is the roughest of all. lie Jjuk
spelled Ills nnme .'pill lutn three syllables,
de la Itey. Christian do Wet 1? also
spelled with a small d.
Japs' Mother fiaoss
Nursery Rhymes That Amuse the Little
(to of the Mikado's Empire?Some
Jingles Centuries Old?The Proud Jelly
t-isn and the Palace Under the Sea?A
Japanese Bug-a-Boo Kan.: : : : :
HI' Japanese nro very injJ
__ dnlgent to their children.
O rn q >p|10 nttli! boys ami girls
^ have their playthings,
WOW their games, and their
nursery rhymes. The Japanese
"Mother Gtose" is centuries older
than our own, and some of (ho simple
.jingles composing the collection were
probably recited by Japanese mothers
| to their offspring long before Columbus
j discovered America, says an exchange.
One of the heroes of the Japanese
' ' .Mother CJoose" is the man who rides
on a frog. Ever so long ago he was
I a robber, ha vine been born nonr hut
gifted with remarkable dexterity as a
swordsman. One day he attacked a
beautiful lady, who suddenly turned
into an elderly gentlemen with a
benevolent countenance. Breaking
the robber's sword into half a dozen
pieces, just as if it had been a dry
twig, ihe old man announced that he
was the Ancient of all Frogs, and
counseled the youth to refrain in
future fl'Oin sfivi litlfr from ?1><* mint* i
and to confine his attentions exclusively
to the wealthy. At the same time
he placed himself at the services of
the young man, who. mounted on the
frog's hack, was able to leap across
rivers and to travel at great speed
on land, these superior facilities of
transj- .ation making it practicable
for him to rob usurers and other
avaricious persons of their treasures,
lo the joy of the indigent, who were
protected. Eventually, as a reward for
his virtues, the hero was made a
Daimio, and lived to enjoy a peaceful
old ago.
Not less ir. forest in/? is a nursery
jingle that tells the story of the Jelly
Fish, who was a favorite courtier in
the palace of the Queen of the Realm
I'nder the Sea. lie was particularly
vain of his beautiful shell, which was
the envy of all rivals. But one day be
in. II..1. --- ^
....... w luuiigii us iu uetray mo confidence
of his royal mistress, and. boing
deprived of his shell as a punishment,
he was expelled in disgrace.
Since then his descendants have pos
sessed uo shell, and have been the
very typeof helplessness, boiugdofonsele.ss
against attack and compelled to
go whithersoever the wind and wave
may tirive tnom.
It was to tho palace of the Queen
of llio Koalm Under the Sea that
Tarn, another hero of Japanese nursery
rhyme, journeyed. He was a poor
fisher inn n. who. while out in his boat
was attacked hy a huge cuttlefish. lie
prayed f->r help to the oeean goddess,
and she nppionehed, riding on the
hack of a gigantic sea-turtle. The |
cuttlefish Hod, and Turo, being invited
m> to ilo, mounted upon tlio hack of
the Initio and was conveyed to the
bottom of tin* sftii. Tliet'o lie beheld
a magnificent edifice built of motherof-pearl.
and for seven days {here was
nothing but feasting, music, and daneing.
with multitudes of beautiful
women, and unlimited quantities of
Mowers and precious stones to delight
I be eye. Then Taro bethought him of
his parents, and asked permission to
return. It was granted, and he made
tlif? imiriiov !?? ln"? hnil ??at?*r* Hia
back of the turtle, to the place where
the cuttlefish lwiil assailed him. lie
sought his hut. hul could not lind it.
Nobody knew ftim, and he recognized
none of the people. Finally, a very
old fisherman fold him that persons
of his name had lived there four cen
turics previously. Their tombstones,
overgrown with moss and lichens,
were shown to him. and as he gazed
upon them, his teeth fell out and iiis
limbs became stiff. All :it once the ;
weight of ItK) years came upon him. j
and he died.
The I>ug-;id>oo Man of Japanese
children is a historical character. His
name is Akochi, and he was a very
haughty and powerful noble. , I.t so
happened that one day when lie was
entertaining the Kmperor Xohunaga at
his castle, Nobunaga, being somewhat
itk his maps, playfully grabbed the
head of ids host and used it as a drum,
nfiiuiik npon 11 wiin ins iaii. ku jiii'tto
forbade Akoclii l<> resent the
indignity nt ttrn moment, but lie nursed
liis linger anil hiilcil his time for
revenge. One night, with a party of
swordsmen, lie surprised Xohuuaga in
his palace ami cut olT his head. In
Japanese art Akot-hi is frequently
represented. and always with a sword
lichl behind his hack. The little
mothers of that country tell their children
that if they .ire not good Akoclii
will get them.
The Japanese have seven gods of
happiness, nil of whom are described
in nursery rhymes. One of tbeui. and
the favorite of tliein all. is llotei, who
seems to correspond pretty nearly to
our Santa (Maus. IIl* brings people
ion# lilc and prosperity, and, as
represented in the art of the country,
lie is invariably accompanied by a
siork a l?ird which is supposed to
live for 10,1)00 years. Hotel has a
ioli.v and aminnble expression of countenance.
and for good little boys and (
j;irls he carries a big sack lull of
gifts.
The Japanese Uip Van Winkle is
mini Iiitrn <?t' nni'w'itri- elu-mn If.^
name was Lu Wen, and ho was a
woodcutter. One day lie went tip a
mountain to got wood, when lie was
beguiled out of his pnth l?y a friendly
/li'inrAM Tim flrn^nn i 1?<?f I n Wah mnl
.... Fit II 111' t
was a white one the kind whose
breath turns to gold. The woodchopper
was much in need of gold, and so
ho went along with the dragon, hoping
to got some. lfe found no gold,
i.nL he saw two be.aitiful women sitting
on the ground playing checkers.
So interested did he become in the
game that l.e did not notice the deparlure
of the dragon. After a while
he thought he had better go homo. but.
having descended to the foot of the
mountain, he found everything tin
f.\miluir. The clifitlron mocked him, I
and the dogs bni'ked. Then, for (lie
lirnt time. h > noticed (bat bo bad ft
^oiiU while board which swept the.
- i
' ?
I it<1 i f t. t
a>wuuu, m icugiu ue caiiiu across
very old lady, who told him that slie
bad heard of n nmii named Lu Wen,
who had disappeared six geenratious
earlier. So the woodcutter, making up
his mind that he was a hopeless
anachronism, went up the mountain
again and was never seen thereafter.
DANGEROUS ELECTRICITY.
Occimlons Wlxn lllftli Vultures Do L.IUI*
Harm,
A groat sensation was produced ton
or twelve years ago, when a prominent
American electrician, Nikola Tesla, exposed
himself to the effects of a current
whose pressure was said to be a
million volts. Well, there may have
been some exaggeration in that statement,
but there seems to be no question
that the voltage was far beyond
I uui vwi? men rcguruuu me limit OL
safety. A trolley current lias a pressure
of between 300 ami (500 volts,
ami, while it cannot well prove fatal,
it is a thing to be treated respectfully.
For the execution of tbe death
penalty, at Sing Klnj? and Auburn prisons,
it is customary to employ only
about 1000 or 1800 volts.
Now, there are two things about Tcsla's
experiment which, in combination,
afforded comparative immunity. One
was (hut lie did not use the continuous,
or direct, current, but an alternating
current. That is to say, the electricity
first flowed in one direction and '
then in the opposite, the changes occurring
with extraordinary frequency.
if they had been produced at the
rate of only one or two or twenty-five
' or thirty per second, serious harm
would have resulted. The alternations
\vllir?ll 'P^slu ?nnn??nil ^inrnUAim.l .
thousands?perhaps a million per sec- |
ond. What lie showed, therefore, was 1
that if the frequency was liigb enough I
almost any voltage could bo handled I
with impunity. The fent was spec- |
tacular, but of little practical value, I
been use for such things as lighting a
low frenueucv is nrpfornhln. Nnvnr- I
theless, the revelation sot scientific
men to speculating over the cause of
Mr. Testa's immunity. A favorite theory
at Iliat time was that the action
of the current was confined to the skin
and did not get below the hitter.
Professor Nernst, inventor of an
electric lamp that has proved more I
llnmilnr ill Klll-nnn tlum Amiwlna nmtt I
questions that conclusion. In a communication
to tho Uunsen Society, he
expressed the opinion that high frequency
currents do penetrate the soft
cellular tissues beneath the skin, but j
that they do not have time to work j
any change in it because the reversal
of direction comes so soon. Of course,
? ?* IIH-3J3 KPL LIUU'I l AIM.lll.UIWIl
is of less importance than the main
fact, but the human mind is so constituted
that it always wants to know
the reason for strange tilings. As yet
other scientists have not publicly pronounced
upon the accuracy of Professor
Nernst's views, but will doubtless
do so in time.
With direct and low frequency al- i
it-i iwiuiiK i ni ih ai'i'iui'llis some- |
times happen which are not followed
by the eonse<juenee? which might nat?
nraljy be expected. One often read*
an account of what seems to bo, and
probably is. a narrow escape. A per*
son is exposed to a current of high
voltage and receives a painful shock/
but is practically unhurt. For such
incidents there are a variety of c-xnl.'imi
t i<wis I f ji hiirA wirr? fAnnluul I
with perfectly dry hands or with |
greasy hands, the effect Is trilling. X
good electrical contact between metal I
and tlesh is obtained only when the hit- j
ter is moist. Grease acts as an insn- j
iator. Dry clothing does, too. More* \
over, there is no likelihood that dec :
trieity will bother a person unless lit?
makes two good contacts and the current
can flow through him. It must
be able to get out as well as to get In.
A man might heml over and touch a |
third rail, used to operate an electric |
railway, but. he would not feel any
effect unless some other part of his
body simultaneously rested on a second
metallic object, which formed
part of the circuit. One contact is not.
enough. New York Tribune.
(ioixl HoUSH l)f>KA.
Tlio best dog t?> keep. Lit the house;
t*?>r n companion ami to .sonic extent n j
guard. just tho sort that eighteen out ;
of twenty peqple require, is to a great ;
extent a matter of opinion. More actually
depends upon the way in which ;
tile animal lias been reared than to
what variety it belongs, so long as it
is comparatively short eoated and not
dm; iij? i.v <111 (in* ii'KN. i\IIV IUI1K UflCI- i
led terrier or one with a long coat will j
take an nmonnt of mud into tho liail J
and dining-room. much to tho annoyance
of tlto careful housemaid, but it j
SUye terrier with Its long, sof: coat I
trailing almost to the ground, is an uc- |
tual impossibility as a housedog. Af- I
fectionato lie may lie, and his t*ycx I
may sparkle with the brightness of j
those of a gazelle. but a Skye terrier l
home from a walk on a rainy, dirty j
day is something terrible.
Tip* l!?rr?tl ll?rn.
The dual tipping observed in tho av- i
erage barber ship about Manhattan
has generated such general complaint j
that a progressive tonsorial establish- ;
ment, near Astor place, not only has ,
shut <?n flu* mvii'lici* /if fMiclnm. '
crs paying xratnltics to tho bootblack j
and tin* man behind the razor, but lias
warned the employes tlint to rooeive '
snme is tantamount to dismissal. This
novel text is placarded in front of each
ehuir:
"NO TIPS ACfMCPTKI)."
It is said that, when the above uo.'ice
was posted, the male force tpiit work
Instantcr. The proprietor declares lie
employs female assistants Iwunse lie
prefers to. An advertisement of tliis
place reads:
"Our specialty electric facial massage
l?y expert lady nrtists." New
York 1'ress.
'1'rnl 11 I i Kliropo,'
The Northeastern Hallway Company
proposes to run next month from
Leeds tlie quickest train in Europe.
The 230 miles lo Edinburgh Aviil bo
covered in four hours nineteen minutes,
or tliirtoon minutes .faster than
the midland trains. Tho speed between
York and Dnrlington will exceed
sixty-one miles an hour. Tho
speed between Leeds and Edinburgh
will average nearly a mile a minute.
The ruining expresses to the Scottish >
capital from the capital to the West j
Uidltit,' promise tr? bent the world's fo,cord
iif til" way of speed. .. ^ J
y ^ .
' ' ' %-v,
'iV >! ')
Harvesting Witt
v
Traction engines that nro now being
West to drag the linge harvesters. TJi
for plowing and sowing.
A School For Divers,
Men Taught in a
Big Tank of Water.
TRAINING CAISSON WORKERS
N England (boy linvo res ?
ulnt* sehoois ior divers.
O T o The chief British naval
school of this kind is at
Portsmouth, and it is there
that the tank shown in tlie
illustration is used.
As traininir in tho nnon son would l*r>
dangerous, the would-be diver receives
his tirst lessons in a largo circular steel
tunic, tit ted with glazed portals through
which ills movements can be watched \
by the instructor. The men, who have
to undergo a strict medicnl cxnininn- I
tioa before entering upon tlu> work,
are all volunteers. The tank is about
thirteen feet high, anil about eighteen
feet in diameter.
A.n American enterprise somewhat
similar to the above is the school for
caisson workers, which has been estab- |
lifted by those projecting the boring J
1>IVERS LOOKING THROUGH THK U
of the sub-metropolitan tunnel l?y the
Pennsylvnnlu and l.ony Island HailWArtfl
i I -
I W(|M X WIII|'il llll'S,
Few occupations are more hazardous
than working in airlocks perhaps a
hundred feet hcnoa.li tin' surface of
the river or the level of Manhattan i
Island. The dreaded "bends" and the |
still more fatal paralysis soem to seize '
the workmen sooner or later, despite
t!w? llOAt t 111 t mn/loi-M lk I'irlniin .*??.!
leal skill cmii <l<> for them.
It lias been found that the host thing
to do for a workman who collapses
from the Intense pressure of the compressed
air in the caisson when lie is
brought to the surface and the reaction
takes place is to place him in another
airlock with the pressure almost as
greftt as it was in the chamber far be
ui-iiiii me ohiurt, itiki very ^muiiauy
reduce tho pressure.
The modus operandi will be nhouf :is
follows: The candidates, preferably
veterans of other Jolts of I Ills character,
will ho critically examined by surgeons
and their histories taken. If acceptaliln
thuu will hn nl-ioAil in n?? ??? /?!?/?.?
.... ...... ..... . ' v ...... ... Ill III! <111 <l|illl|bor
daily unci thh pressure Increased
to 1 lilrty nnd then to forty pmin'ds tj
llic square inch. Tlioy will ho kept
i Steam Engines.
~1
.fil.
used in (ho groat wheat fields of (he
oso engines, in the spring, are used
(hero for half an hour and (lion (ho
pressure will bo reduced vers* slowly.
The next day the process will be renewed
.with a longer period in tlie
chamber and the pressure increased
considerably and the time of "decompression,"
as !t is called, extended.
This will be kept up until the men
show that they can probably withstand
the pressure necessary to enable them
to work at a depth of more thau a
hundred feet.
When tho work is really under way
thoso men will descend In a tube l?y
means of a ladder to an air chamber
at tho baso ol tho caisson. Entering
this, they will proceed to work the
boring shield and to brace tho opening
made by tho boring machinery that
loosens the mud and sand by jots of
water impelled by enormous pressure.
Tho debris is wlii/,7.od up a standplpe
to tho surface by the same power of
compressed air. The men lay concrete
as rapidly as the level desired is
reached and the weight of the concrete
sinks the caisson into tlie mud as
tlie mud and sand from within the air
chamber at the base is of the caisson
are removed. The further down the
caisson sinks the more air pressure is j
needed to keep out the weight of water j
around the great hollow box.
\
UStUJL PlKtli W FURNITURE.
A Novel Arrangement of Crib, Sofa '
and Lcunge in One Piece.
111 this day of labor-saving, spacesaving,
money-saving devices it is
gratifying to realize that the home has
i !
I '
jfessil
c.v
THK COMBINATION KU liN ITU HE.
boon particularly blessed l?y the inventions
<?f man's fertile brain.
A Massachusetts gentleman, who
probably has a In rue famil.v ami
knows the needs of a home, has con- '
windows or inn safety tank. '
trlved a combination plcoo of fujnf* |
lure \vliifli combines in one ami ail
tint advantages and comforts of no
less than three separate articles.
In tin- rarly liours of the day, when
the tired head of the family or lii.s
worthy consort desires a few minutes'
repose, lie or she may throw himself j
nr herself upon the lounge, as depicted I
in the picture, and, perhaps, snatch a (
little cat nap.
Jailer in the day, when the hell
rings announcing the advent of Mary's
iM'aii, .Mary rail pusli up tlio cuds of
llm erstwhile lounge, when, presto
change, she has a most inviting
upon which sho ami her suitor may
spoon until it is time for hint (o catch
Ills car.
Then appears the father with Itai?y
lim in Ills arms. From beneath the
seat of the sofa is drawn a side, which
I hroutrhoill tlio 1I11V Im* lienn < <>!>.
ccnled. The side is atvung into plnee,
und .Jimmy is snugly lucked in his lit
lie crib for a sound night's sleep.
There art) nearly .100 Christian
churches in Japan and over lout) mis
alonnrlcs.
1
UNia UJN TMH TKAUHBR.
Teacher (In spelling class)?Johnny
spec! "fail."
Johnny?I can't.
Teacher?You oan't spell that simple
word? Why not?
Johnny?'Cause you told mo there
was no Buch word as fall.?New Yorker.
(At49-'04)
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V. I linu piniii iuuvio nun U17 iinnikrn
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