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took n lone-forsaken road
Groan maples bending over;
Between tho deep-sunk cart ruts showed
A narrow, graasy bordor, gay
With shopherd'd purse and carawnj)
And rabbitfoot and clover.
We b?w about tho silent luko
Thick mnkyof glossy laurel;
Tho hill was crowned with bush and brake
And wild ipircna's rosy spires,
The crumbling wall was choked in briers,
Tlin wnrn with Hiiri'ol .
v 4,v w "u'v *v%* ' v
The noonday foil on waste nnd wood;
Deep glowed tlio golden woathor;
In green, encircling solitude
Wo felt our meeting glance confess:
"With love there is no loneliness?
No lonolincss together !"
Agnin wo take the winding track?
No clmnge by lull or hollow,
We watch the forest stretching back,
The same slow moss on stock nnd stono,
Tho Bamo red roses overblown?
in. . ft i. . ? . r. n .
inoy oecKonnnu wo iouow :
oh ! is this th' enchanted way?
srjr Is this the happy weathor?
/ Mysterious change that blots the day !
Long moments when our eyes coafoss
The pang of silent lonoline-ss?
We're lonely here together !
?J>ora Bead Goodale.
"There is no use talking, Mr.
Wylks, I cannot stand this much longer.
You have been out every night
this week until after twelve, and I
haven't slept a wink, fretting about
you, until I am almost tired out"
"Well, don't worry about me, dear.
Go to sleep to-night, and got a good
"That is just like a man, to talk so.
Go to sleep, indeedl I presume you
would, and leave the house to take
care of itself, to be broken into by
hnrfflQra onH matrho fVia tttIiaIo fomilir
6 * U?vl WW UUVy II 11VAV* ACtUllAJ
would bo murdered. If you loved me
as you used to when we were first
married, you would not be willing to
leave me every evening for the club
house, while I worry and fret, and get
my nerves all unstrung."
"It is necessary that I should attend
to these things, my dear. The country
must be governed, and growing
i needs require constant watchfulness
and new laws. I don't mean to be
out any more than I am obliged to.
You must be willing to sacrifice a
little for the good of your country.
Just make up your mind that you will
go to sleep, and you won't be troubled
anv further with wakefulness."
"The idea of me coolly making up
my mind to go to sleep while you are
out is perfectly preposterous. I
wouldn't be so heartless."
"Well, I won't go out to-morrow
night, I'll stay in with you; but tonight
'Oh, dear! I suppose I must stand
it; but i'nTfcure something will happen.
I have a presentment, and when
did my presentments ever fail ? We
may never see each other again. If
you come home and find baby and me
killed, don't be surprised."
"I'll try not to be," replied Mr.
Wylks as he put on his overcoat and
smiled down at the troubled face of
his wife. Then he gave her a good-by
kiss and left her, ahd she hurried
through the house to make sure that
the windows were all fastened down
and the bolts of the doors all nuahfid
into their fastenings, then she sat
down and read all tho startling accidents,
the terrible burglaries and the
frightful murders that the dally papers
furnish so plentifully, and when she
had got herself wrought up so that
she could sit still no longer, she once
more yisited all the windows and
doors and warned the girls against
removing a single bolt or bar. Then
she returned to her cozy sitting room
and sat down in silence, listening for
the sounding of some thieving wretch,
and trying to imagine what she should
do if one of the villains should confront
her and demand inwMa ond
the key to the silver closet.
Time went on and the clock struck
11, sdll she was undecided what she
had better do if anything unusual
should happen. The girls had gone
ctp to bed, and were, undoubtedly,
xlalf an hour crept by. Baby cried
out in his sleep, and Mrs. Wylks hastened
to him, for there was no nurse to
attend him. Mrs. Wylks would never
trust the little darling with any one
but herself. She shut and fastened
the bedroom door, and lay down beside
her little one to soothe him Ito
sleep. The clock struck 12, and then
Mrs. Wylks heard a noise. Breathlessly
she listened; soft footsteps were
creeping up the stairs. They paused
a moment at her door, and then she
heard the knob turn, but as the door
did not open the midnight marauder
passed softly on. She heard him enter
the sitting room, and for a moment
^ ill was still. 1
"Something must be done," soliloquized
Mrs. Wylks, as she softly raised
herself from beside her steeping Infant
MI cannot lie here and let everything }
be carried out of the house; I must do (
Softly she turned the key, and gently
opened the door, and noiselessly
crept into the hall, determined to do
something. Tremblingly she crept
toward the sitting-room door, expecting
every moment to be met by the
monster of a law-breaker. She gained
the sitting-room door and peeped cautiously
in. Xo one was in sicrht. but
she heard?yes, she very distinctly
heard some one in the closet. An idea
suggested itself to her mind. She
clasped her hands together for a second,
then springing forward she push- ;
pd thp plnsnh rlnnr t.r? anil t.nrnpd t.h#?
key. Only a few seconds' work and
she had him safe. She heard his cries
to be let out as she fled up tho stairs
to the girls' room, screaming.
I've got him! I've got the burglar!
Now, quick for the police! Ann,
Bridget. He'll burst open the door!
quick, get up and run!
Aroused from their slumbers, the
girls rubbed their eyes and failed to
understand the situation.
"Oh, be quick!" cried Mrs. "VVylks,
wringing her hands.
"What is it, ma'am?" asked the
girls in the same breath.
"The burglar! I've got him down
stairs in the closet! Oh, hurry! He'll
break out, and then we're lost!"
At tho name of "burglar" both
girls hid themselves under the bedclothes,
and paid not the least attention
to Mrs. Wylks' pleadings.
"He'll lirpJllv nut.- T Irnnw h? will
and kill the baby. Ob, dear, ain't you
going to get the police?" and Mrs.
"Wylks tugged at the bed-clothes.
"Och! ochl" answered the girls,
holding on to their night coverings.
"Oh, dear! I'll go myself. I won't
be killed! I won't have the baby killed!
I leave you to your fate!" and
Mrs. "Wylks fled, closely followed by
the girls, who objected to being left
to their fate, and, springing from their
beds, they had caught up whatever
articles of wearing apparel lay conveniently
at hand, and followed their
mistress down the stairs, past the
j door of the sitting-room, on to Mrs.
I Wylks* room, where a pause was made
! long enough for the anxious, loving
| mother to grasp her baby, and wrap a
blanket, which she hastilyidrew from
her bed, around it, and the girls arrayed
themselves in whatever they had
brought with them, enlivening the
time, while making their toilet, with
little shrieks and screams, as they
heard a voice from the closet demanding,
in no gentle tone, to be let out.
Then the three women and the baby
took up their onward rush down-stairs.
They halted to open the front door,
and the young heir of the household.
so rucieiy aroused ironi his slumbers,
entered a protest In loud and angry
The door was opened, and Mrs.
Wylks took her stand on the steps,
while the girls hurried away for help.
What a long time, it seemed to Mrs.
Wylks, they were gone. She could
not hear the captured burglar banging
on the door; and calling to be released, ?
not even when she stepped Into the
hall and listened. lie had undoubtedly
resigned himself to conouerincr cir
"Oh. how I wish Mr. "Wylks would
come," she said to herself, nestling her
baby close in her arms. "I knew something
was going to happen. How
glad he will be that baby and I are
Bafe. Oh, I am so glad that you have
This last exclamation was caused by
the appearance of the two girls and
half a dozen police.
"You've captured a burglar, I understand,
ma'am," said the captain,
A f_, HT..I1
auuicosiujj .una. tyjfms.
"Oh, yes. He's in the closet up
stairs; that is if ho has not gone out,"
and Mrs. "Wylks pointed the way for
them to go, and followed closely in
the rear. r>
"Sure, they think you're a hero,
ma'am," whispered Ann to her mistress
as they went up the stairs.
Into the bitting room they marched,
and arranged themselves before the
The captain unlocked and opened it;
two officers sprang forward and dragged
forth their victim.
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iuig. iTjriivo pccicu iium uoumu me
opun door, where she had hidden, and
looked at the prisoner.
She then came out to get a closer
look, and with a rather ashamed expression
on her face she observed:
"Why, Mr. Wylks, is that you ? *
After a short and entirely satisfactory
explanation the officers withdre w
and Mrs. Wylks fondly embraced her
captured burglar, who faithfully promised
he would never, never, never do
so any more.
One of the strongest men in the
world in the Chilian miner. He lives
principally on the lentil, the cheapest
and most nutritious food known for
its weight. . ,
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It is a very awkward thing to bo absent-minded.
The story is told of a
certain gentleman, who discovered
this at his cost. It so happened the
other day that the dining-room of
the club which ho frequented was
quite full, when a man who chanced
to know his particular failing came in
very hungry. The waiter told the
new-comer there was no room at present.
Spying his absent-minded friend
comfortably seated and reading the
newspaper, a brilliant idea struck the
hungry man. "Has Mr. A. dined yet?"
he questioned. "No sir," replied the
waiter. "Well, never mind; take him u
card, and tell him lie has had his dinner."
The waiter hesitated a moment,
and then, appreciating the situation,
went uyoi lu i>xr. ^v. una nanueu aim
a card. "What is this for?" quoth th
poor fellow. "For your dinner, sir."
"My dinner?ah ! Have I really had
it?" "Yes, sir," rejoined the waiter,
in all innocence. "Dear me; I had an
idea I was waiting for it. What a
curious mistaice.' Ana, with a contemplative
smile, Mr. A. sauntered out
of the room, leaving his table for the
use of the genius who had profited by
John Randolph's Sarcasm.
On the death of a certain Senator
his place was filled by a young man,
with more courage than judgment.
He determined to do up the "Bald
Eagle of the American Congress," and
in his "maiden speech" proceeded to
carry out his intention. The House
listened, amazed, and waited in eager
expectation that Randolph would rise
and with his formidable forefinger and
withering wit, demolish the young aspirant
for oratorical honors. But
nothing of the kind occurred. Randolph
of Roanoke kept on writing,
making no sign that he even heard
the speech. A few days after, however,
resolutions were passed on the
death of the late Senator. Randolph
rose and said that the House had met
to eulogize and pass resolutions of respect
upon the late great Senator from
, "ichose seat," he added, pointing
to where his successor sat; "is still
vacantl" This was all the notice he
ever took of the young man who had
attempted to "do up Old Randolph."?
"There's a fellow rooms there whose
furniture alone is insured for $15,000,"
remarked Achilles as we passed it
"He's one of those New York swells."
The luxurious conditions, indeed,
under which learning is pursued at
Harvard is enough to make one believe
that it has a royal road, and that
the regime of Harvard has secured a
patent on it "Whether the luxuriously
padded methods just now in vogue
there, with the addition of the "Parker
House Annex," will produce men
of superior force to those that Harvard
turned out fifty years ago, is a
problem that may, in the near future,
present itself for solution. "While
there is an atmosphere of strong, genuine
work, under noble professors, by
noble and earnest under-graduates at
Harvard, there is also this element of
the sybarite luxuries which one may
fear might prove that "cushion of advantages
on which a boy goes to sleep,"
as Emerson puts it.?Boston Letter.
The Earth Older Than the San.
M. Faye, a French astronomer,
maintains that the earth is oldei
than the sun. All of the planets
from Mercury to Neptune were
formed first. The Bun was a nebular
mass far outside their orbits. Subsequently
it passed over to the center oi
the planetary system, and collected
there into the grand luminary which
we know. Uranus and Neptune were
then evolved from the scattering
fragments, having satellites with
retrograde motion. In the present
period life may have existed first in
the northern regions, as the fauns
and flora found there indicate. Then
there were no arctic winters, the loeomotion
of thanahuloiia mas?bftinirmin>'
as to radiate most heat upon th<
poles and that part of the earth't
surface bo sadly neglected in oui
present calorific arrangement.
A Slight Mistake.
Arabella : "The poor little fellow is
dreadfully sick. It makes my hear!
ache to watch him."
Josephine : "Does he grit his teett
and start in his sleep?"
"I haven't noticed. I am afraid it'i
some kind of fever. . and it nlmnai
drives me to distraction. His eyes
have a wild gleam in them?."
"Give him some sweet spirits o:
And yesterday I noticed he wagge<
"Good gracious, ArabellaI what ar<
you talking about?"
"About my poodle, of course."
"Oh 1 I thought you meant youi
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.> ; wTOliflBfthmYwIHiiiM
GIANTS OF THE FOREST.
Something About the California
Twenty-Five Thousand Feot of Lumber
i from a Single Specimen.
The Redwood of California Is tho
i second largest and the third loftiest
tree of the known world. It reaches
its greatest perfection upon the seaward
slopes and along the transverse
i ravines of tho Coast Mountains of the
northern and central parts of the
i State. It is Occasionally found scattered
or clumped among other growths,
but is generally massed in dense forests.
It grows so high, branches so
thickly and stands so close as to darken
even noonday brightness into shadnwv
ovnn in nr f wilir?V?fc ?i mnn rr tho li 11 rvo
""J ~ ..u*wu6 VUV.
monumental trunks below.
Fog seems its favorite food. The
lofty, thick and spreading tops form
vast and swift condensers of the heavy
fogs which descend in local daily rains,
forming pools which often remain till
high noon even in hottest days of the
dryest season. Whore the trees have
been cut away, with no provision for
regrowth, springs have dried up and
streams have failed.
The name is one of those simple,
obvious, Saxon christenings which
every spectator understands the mo
ment he sees the color of the wood.
Its hues show all varieties of red,
from tho most delicate pink of the
finest cedar to tho deepest and darkest
shades of the richest mahogany.
In some casts its reddish-browns rival
those of black walnut, while under
long exposure to the weather it takes
on a blackness equal to that of ebony.
In texture and appearance the wood
is occasionally waved, curled, flecked,
veined, mottled, twisted and interwoven
in the most varied, intricate
and beautiful manner. Indeed, some
specimens show all these varieties of
formation combined. Its knots, roots
and burls furnish veneers as exquisitely
beautiful as those of the most
costly imported woods. * If they came
from some distant foreign land, fairly
staggering under some polysyllabic,
i unpronounceable name, our cabinet
makers, artists in carving, and their
wealthy patrons would esteem them
almost priceless. Its grain and density
vary from those of the softest pine
to those of the densest beech. When
1 wet or unseasoned the wood is often
enormously heavy. Specimens have
been known to sink instantly. The
thickness of the bark varies from four
to twelve inches. Its texture resern'
bles that of the famous Sequoias, or
big trees, which are but a gigantic
species of the Redwood.
In height the California lied wood
allows but two other vegetable
growths to look down upon it. Those
i~ it?i - ? A
UIC1L3 lUi-ty Xclutivc UU(J,VC iilllKlcU U)
and the Australian Eucalyptus. It
has been known to reach 320 feet;
quite qften 250; very commonly 200 to
225. In diameter specimens reaching
twenty feet have been authentically
measured. Thousands of trees now
standing in the newly opened Loma
Prieta and others districts girt from
thirty to forty feet. The logs from these
trees are often so large that they have to
' be blasted into halves and even quarters
before the wood-teams and sawmills
can handle them. One tree yielded
seventeen logs each twelve feet long,
and the upper one six feet through at
the smaller end. It is true that these
stories may seem incredibly "big" to
the Eastern reader, but the trees them
selves are very much bigger, as the incredulous
may easily satisfy themselves
by visiting the localities already
Twenty-five thousand feet of lumber
from a single tree is very common.
In the foggier and moister northern
counties the average from each tree is
fully one half greater.
For posts, sills, ties, flumes, aqueducts
and sewers the wood is the best
known. It is also admirably adapted
to the inside finish of halls, diningrooms,
libraries, churches, cars and steamships,
as well as for many forms of
"When exposed to the weather without
paint or oil, it turns nearly black.
It has also the remarkable quality of
, shrinking endwise, and, what is still
^ more remarkable in the same log different
year's growths sometimes
t shrink un-equally. Sparks and cinders
of burning redwood, falling upon
j flat or sloping surfaces, even shingle
I roofs, go out at once. Shingles of it
, Ignite with great difficulty from sparks
of other wood. Itseemsto be naturalP
ly fireproof in the midst of exposure
which would raickly kindle other
The beautiful redwood is already and
nually supplying a constantly increasing
demand in our Eastern cities,
while a new and wealthy syndicate is
r exporting millions of feet to Europe.
To her already vast income from the
great staples, wheat, wine and woe
the Golden State now adds a ne
source of wealth in the regular and ii
creasing export of the valuable ar
beautiful timber and lumber of th
queen of the vegetable Kingdom, tl
California Redwood.?San Francis
Eggs in Ireland.
Seeing that some three-fourths <
the whole population of Ireland a
more or less connected with or enga,
ed in agricultural pursuits, there
probably no question more often ask(
daily by at least 1,000,000 -of the pop
lation of Ireland than, "What is tl
price of eggs?" From the momei
the well-known "Cluck, cluck,"
heard from the hen announcing tl
production of nn fearer t.hprft ?q n rue
A "OO w -w ***"
made for it, which never ceases unl
the empty shell is thrown into the n?
bin. That egg is bartered and reba
tered, sold and sold again, many tim
before it is introduced to the brea
fast-table. Many lies are told abo
its age, some about its size, many mo
about its price. Eggs are bought 1
the dozen and by the hundred of a
score. In some parts of Irelan
notably in Dublin market, the hundri
counts one hundred and twenty-fou
The trade is divided mainly into tv
classes?buyers and shippers or e
porters. The former are again su
divided into two other classes?deale
and shopkeepers. Buyers sell dire
4- _ 4-1 -U 1 -L? - "
at i,u? snippers; snippers export aire
either to customers in Scotland, En
lund, or Wales, or to an agent or bro
er there, who sells for him on commi
sion. The buyer is a man or worn;
owning, or in many cases hiring,
donkey, mule, or horse, and going fro
one farmer's house to another buyii
their eggs for money; or, in mai
cases, giving goods, such as groceri<
needles, thread, and other like usef
articles, in barter for eggs. Dealc
are a smaller class of buyers. They a
mostly old women who have what
called a "dealing," that is, a small she
which fro:n ten to thirty shillin
would stock, their husbands or ch
dren being of the laboring class. The
poor dealers buy up from 300 to 41
eggs weekly, mostly obtaining t
same by barter. These they us
ally send in by a donkey cart in
basket resembling a fish-womar
creel, once a week, to the town whe
the nearest shipper resides; or son:
times, if needy, will sell for a It
price than would bo had from tl
shipper to a well-to-do buyer. Ev
in the humblest walks of life there
pride, and the poorest dealers will n
sell to any one but a shipper, unle
they are very badly off for ready mo
The Vitality of Seeds*
The seeds of the willow will not g<
minate after having been once di
The seeds of coffee and various oth
plants do not germinate after havii
been kept for any considerable tin
Wheat over two centuries old h
been found quite fit for food, but t
grains usually lose their power
growth after a lapse of sevea. yea
ui i j *2 auu wucab ivuuwu
be 185 years old could not be indue
to germinate. "The stories of 'mui
my wheat' sprouting after having la
dormant in Egyptian tombs for the
sands of years are, to say the least
them, very dubious," declares I
Robert Brown, F. L. S. "Xo we
authenticated instances of such lin
are extant, while among other articl
sold by the Arabs to credulous trav
ers, as coming out of the same toe
as the ancient wheat, have been dahJ
bulbs and maize, the deposition
which in the receptacle from whi
they were said to bo extracted neces
tates the belief that 3000 years ago t
subjects of the Pharaohs were enga
ed in commerce with America." AVh
kept dry and protected from light ai
air, however, seeds have been kno^
to retain their vitality for some lengt
a t j_ o-^_u a i i
eneu penuus. oeuus 01 me uean ai
pea order have sprouted after 100 yes
storage in an herbarium, and ma
similar instances?most of their, son
what doubtful?have been recorded.
Houses In the Natlonnl Capital.
It is easy to obtain a home in Waa
ington, because most of the real esta
agents will take a small cash payme
and arrange the remainder of the de
at a low rate of interest?in sor
cases as low as five per cent. Certa
lot holders have a very great adva
tage. Scattered throughout Washic
ton there is a very large number of 1
tin nlnt.s nf orrnunrl wltinh hnlnnrr
the public reservations. These bits
parking are given tip rent free to t
lot-owners, who build up close
them. They have the practical use
them for nothing. They can fen
them in, ornament them as they pleai
and enjoy everything about them e
cept building on them. In many i
stances these little public strips a
the only yards that certain house ow
era have.?New York World.
\ ' / ' ; '
ll? CLIPPINGS FOR THE CURIOUS,
a. The policemen of Genoa wear silk.
l(j hats and carry silver-headed canes.
'3 A lemon weighing 4 pounds and 13
10 ounces was recently picked at Panasco
When potatoes were first introduced
Into Connecticut, it was held that if a
man ate them every day he could not
ro i live beyond seven years.
g. I The quantity of oil contained in
ig olives varies from twenty to sixty per
?d cent., depending upon tho variety,
u- size and ripeness of tho fruit.
ie Although a variety of microscopic
it forms of plants have been found on
is bank notes and coins in circulation,
ie none known to be dangerous to human
ih life has yet been discovered.
jk The general average of the human
pulse, though the exceptions are very
' numerous, may be put at birth at 140;
two VPara. 1(10* frnm oivtoun nU/>
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. teen, 80; at manhood, 70; and at old
The English Statistical Society's
ix Journal shows that the mean duration
d, of life in England has increased during
sd the last lifty years. In males it has
ir. risen from 30.9 to 41.9, and in females <
yo from 41.9 to 45.3 years.
x* On the continent of Europe railway
b- locomotive engines give only one shorty
rs low whistle on approaching a station.
lCt In England they keep up a soul-piercing
scream for several miles. It is
8" not necessary to say what they do ic
k" this country. Their victims may be
s* found in many lunatic asylums.
m uC,.l..V, ?? -i-i
xnu ivuivi ocicin, wuiun uneu UU"
a curs in the Psalms, is one of doubtful
m meaning. It is supposed by some Bi3g
ble scholars to signify silence, or ?
pause in the musical performance ol
3S' the sacred song. Others again claim
that it is intended to indicate special
r9 attention to the subject.
re Anciently dog days extended forty
13 days from August 4. They were sc
'P* called by Egyptian astronomers foi
p3 the reason that Sirius, the Dog Star,
rose with the sun during that period,
^ causing extreme heat and sickness.
. In England dog days are from the 3d
of July until the 11th of September;
u" in America from the 25th of July tc
the 5th of September.
re Oil Paintings by the Yard.
le- ?.D0 y0U know how these pictures
!ss are painted?" inquired an art connois16
seur of a reporter for the New Yorfc
en Mail and Express, referring to picti3
ures displayed in an art auction house.
4,You don't? AVell I'll tell you tht
93 story of their construction as told m?
by a thoroughly reliable party. Ht
said he knew an artist in Chicago wh<
was a good painter, but who had ruined
himself by drink. Broken down h< '
cuLitv ptiniLniy piun.ut.-s lut aucuoupy*
eers, and this is how he did it. H?
er would spread a long strip of canvass
a8 across the room and then mark it ofl
le- into sections according to tho size he
lii wanted the pictures. lie would thee
k? mix about a dozen pots of paint ol 4
o* different colors, as many as he requirrs'
ed to use. Taking a brush with one
tc color he would paint a tree or something
in each section. Then he would
^ take another color and paint water 01
llD houses on each picture, and so on, un,
til he had about twenty pictures, all
01 alike. It would take perhaps a day tc
paint twenty, for which he received
N* 75 cents each, or $15. That was
enouch for him tn crr? nfF nn nnnthpi
lej drunk. Now you can understand how
tlie fellows can sell genuine oil paintinga
so cheaply. Tho frames only cost
l*a 50 cents apiece, and will very sooe
?* tarnish, so that if they sell a picture
cb at almost any price, they make money,
Electric Signalling by Balloons.
? I The idea of signalling by balloons
en has been worked out by Mr. Eric
Q Stuart Bruce, son of the late Gen*
Michael Bruce, and has been exhibited
l" in operation every evening at the A.1a
bert Palace, London. About 9 o'clock
* a balloon twenty feet in diameter, and
containing 4,000 cubic feet of gas, iske"
allowed to ascend to a height of 500 feet
and is rendered visible by six incandesccnt
lamps of twenty-candle power,.
h fed from a battery on the ground. The
te material of the balloon is translucent
nj cambric, and when the lamps are in
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n light which is very noticeable, and in a
lin clear atmosphere can be aeon for miles.
lQ# In the conductors from tho batteries
g_ to tho balloon there is inserted a
Morse key, by which tho circuit can be
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caused to give long and short flashes
jie corresponding to the dash and dot of
the telegraph code. It can be used iD
0j a flat country, or between valleys sepce
arated by low hills, instead of being
se confined to elevated positions like the
|X] heliograph; the balloon also shows a
' large illuminated disk in place of a I
' jmall mirror, and can be packed, ton.
gether with its batteries, in a little
sompass for transport?-Scientific
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