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WATEKBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1897.
GGED RACE. 'was getting up an ath- ient, and a prize was of- three-leeged race. Phil I were poor runners ana tut we thought we saw a of capturing the prize, so we fcd our names. be trophy was a hat and ball, and wanted both the worst way. So we practiced constantly, and as far from le school as possible. There was a certain meadow, known Is the Mill Meadow, which suited our-J irarpose admirably. It was bounded (by the mill-stream on one side and by It thicket on the. other, the thicket ly ing (between the meadow and the road. There was small chance of our being , IKStturbed or even observed. At the SE nd of the week we were fairly profic nt, overcoming to a great extent the F ...... A t..; tin n t ffaa fJay our legs. We gradually drew he knots tighter till at last we ran frith our lege properly fastened. "We'd better have a good "spin to- Bay," said Phil, one Thursday after noon; "I can't come to-morrow." : "All right; let's go round the meadow (Without stopping." : "No; we'd much better go straight up as hard as we can go. The course is enly one hundred 'and fifty yards, you know." .-, "Fire away, then," I cried, putting toy arm on his shoulder. We started well, and made the length wtt the field In good time. Then, after K rest,' we started to go back. I- think I was the first to hear the Bound of galloping behind us. 1 glanc ed round. About a hundred yards off, possibly rather more, was a bull making for us mt a heavy but rapid gallop. ' I gave a cry. Phil turned round to Bee the reason. The action Interfered writh our united progress and we came heavily to the ground. 1 For a moment this seemed to crown tynr misfortune, but it was not so. In Dur fall the fastening at our knees be came loosened; a strong pull wrenched It oft. The handkerchief round our skies still held, however, and there iwaa no time to try and get it off; We had tied It with a complicated knot. We scrambled to our feet again in less tljae than ever before, but the fhree 'or four seconds had given the Dull time to lessen his distance con siderably. '. "For the water!" I cried; "quick!" It.was our only chance. The meadow as so long we could not possibly have reached the mill in safety. But the breadth of the field was comparatively small; could we but gain the water we might hope for escape. A THREE-p f our scsy j petic lounr a lerea icf Bailey d v As luck would have it, we started dly: 1 tried to take the first step with fipk right foot, Phil with his left. We JusSfescaped another fall. Then we got t.l. VfAn o . A nfF frr- t H Till 1 11 Hi V. 1 OUU JL VUV. Btreatn. Holw we raced along! If we had been! running for the prize we should have' won it for a dead certainty. But nearer and nearer" came the footsteps of our pursuer, which still further add ed to our fright by a bellow. Bat we reached the water's edge in good time, some thirty yards ahead ol the bull. We could both swim well, In fact, our bathing place was a little Ibigher up the eame stream. Even had me never been in Che water in our lives, I dovabt If we should have hesitated ou the present occasion; as it was, we just . plunged in head first. I never felt a stranger sensation than on rising. We were accustomed to run ning with onr leg3 tied ' together, and thought nothing of it. But swimming tfed to another fellow, like Siamese twins, is a very different thing. 1 thought my leg was coming off as Phil end I kicked in opposite directions. (Fortunately the bull stopped on see-j jng us disappear, so. we naa nouning luriaer 10 iwr nuin uiul yuarier. n n am- A m -a rirVio V,l n trior m ft thmllH seemed more probable that we should drown than be gored, for it was im possible t6 keep still, and every kick p-uHed one or the other of us under. . However, we struggled to the bank, which was not far oft, and, half choked, pulled ourselves up by the grass and rushes Just as a man from the mill came running up. "Why, what have you tied your leg: together for?" he asked, in wonder "Have they hobbled you to prevent you (lining away?" We explained when we recovered breath. : The explanation did not satisfy the querist,-who had never heard of ath letic sports, and could not understand I wnj tcge I first W why we did not race separately so aj ee which would win, instead of tied together, when neither could come in first. We "did not catch cold, but were quite expert on the eventful day, when we reaped the reward of our practice and won easily. I might perhaps mention that we were the only couple that kept their feet for twenty yards, so we coulc have walked in and still been victora p-Paul Blake. , . ,; . r r Imitating Sonri of lllrds. 'Aocordlnjc to . La Nature, with any ejlass tube whatever it is possible tc easily reproduce the song of a bird. H suffices to rub the tube lengthwise with a piece of wet cork. In ord,er to imi tate the song of a bird, the cork musi be moved with a varying rapidity, now slowly, now rapidly, and abrupt stop eaires must intervene. The experiment CMl hoTue ?ta nlSa of cork? an ordinary bottle with a piece of cork. CABTOHIA. mo?S OF WATE3 iiwefl to Fall Upon a Very Hot Surface Assumes the Spheroidal State. Frofbably every boy or girl has at eome time seen a laundress at work, and has noticed her peculiar method oi testing the condition of her Iron by ap plying a wet finger to it. If the moist spot instantly vanishes with a hissing noise, the implement is fit for use; if there Is no hissing, and the drop of wa ter evaporates slowly, the iron is re jected. This may occur when the Iron i3 too cool, but In this case there is no need of the test, as a second's use of the iron would prove its unfitness. But the same tlhing happens when the Iron Is too hot, and so the application of this simple test produces a great econ omy in the matter of scorched linen. Those scientific men who are fond of using hard words, say that a drop of water allowed to fall upon a very hot surface assumes the spheroidal state, which means that it retains its spheroidal or drop-like form, instead t of spreading and almost instantly paes 1 ing off in a cloud of steam, as it would do if the surface were cooler. The' wa ter certainly sucers no change of state or condition, and differs in no respect from any other water of the same tem perature. The drop of water on the hot plate performs some very curious evolu tions, running about in an erratic man-i ner and spinning rapidly like a top. It does not wet the plate, and hence does not appear to be in contact with it. There really is no contact, as may be proved very simply in two ways: If one pole of a galvanic battery IS connected with the plate (a. metal plate is ' necessary for this experiment, though the "spheroidal state" uiay be produced upon any smooth surface), and a fine wire, connected with the ' other pole. Is inserted into the drop of water without touching the plate, the electric circuit is incomplete, and an electric bell included in the circuit re mains silent. If the plate is then al lowed to cool, when It reaches a certain temperature, the drop flattens, spreads out. and vanishes with a hiss, and at the some instant the electric bell pro claims that the circuit has been mo mentarily completed by the contact of the water with the plate. Or if a lighted candle is placed he hind the drop, a band of light is seen between the drop and the plate, show ing that they are not in contact. The drop is apparently supported in midi air. In fact, the space between the drop . and the plate is filled with the vapor of water, which Is constantly formed from the surface of the drop under the Influence of the intense heat radiated from the hot plate It is the pressure due to the rapi? outrush of this vapor that keeps the drop suspended without visible sup port. Again, as the vapor does not come with perfect uniformity from all parts of the drop, the jets of vapor sent out from different points give rise to the curious and irregular spinning and rolling motions already described. It will naturally be asked why the water does not boil. A small thermom eter, plunged into the drop, answers the Question, for it tells us that the temperature of the water Is much below the toiling point. The heat radiated from the hot plate appears to be used up in causing rapid evaporaton from the under surface of the drop, and, as the vapor lifts the drop away from the plate, no heat is directly conducted to the water from the latter. But as the plate cools and the rush of vapoi diminishes, the drop comes into con tact with the plate, is at once heated throughout and almost instantly boils away. i These phenomena are not peculiar t! . water. Similar experments may be ToiHnrmoH with ftthpr volatile llOUldS. and some of the resuUs are very as- tonisning when a nquid of low boiling j t u6e(J &uch a liquid is sulplhur- ' ' ous acid, which boils at about 14 de grees Fahrenheit. If a small quantity of this subs.tanct is poured into a red-hot dish, it is kepi from contact with the dish by its owl vapor, and remains so cold that drop of water allowed to fall into it are fro zen. Bv using nitrous oxide, which ie I a gas at all ordinary temperatures and only liqniQ wneu cuoieu in even mercury can be frozen in a reu hot vessel. I have said that the hot surface need not be of any particular material, pro vided it is cuite smooth. Even a per forated surface, or one made of wir maTT Vio ii.orl a the liquid, in the "spheroidal state." refuses to pas throusrh small orifices.' Similar experiments have also been nerformprl with liauid surfaces. In connection with this subject, anothei curious exnerlment may be noticed. Ii l is well known that the human hand, i) well moistened, may be plunged for a short time in melted lead without in jury. The explanation is simply that contact between the metal and the hand is prevented by the vapor which is formed on the moist surface of the lat ter. Lawrence B. Fletcher, Ph. D. A Constant Knemy. Above all things, be on your s;uard against your temper. It is an enemj that will accomnanv you everywhere, to the last hour of your life. If you listen to it, it will frustrate all youi designs. It will make you lose the most important opportunities and will I ions, to the prejudice of your greatest ( .tt TmDer causes t.h neatest inspiTe you with inclinations and aver affairs to be decided by the most paltrj reasons. It oosicures every talent, par alyzes every energy and renders its victims un"iual Tfak- .yllo and insu.8- DRAPED 6KIRT6 FOR CLOTH GOWNS. Brown Very Blnch In Fiitoi bat made Bright witn Gay Trimmings. (By Bpeoial Arrangement with the N.T. Sun.) All the shades of brown, from dark est wood color to the palest ecru, are greatly favored for entire gowns, but there is invariably some combination ot colors to brighten the effect; cerise, green, and the pink velvet shades are especially popular. Fancy plaid silks are used for the bodice and'sleeves.ta many of the plain gray and brown gowns, with the bolero and epaulettes of the material. Another model carried out in the new corded material, dark blue in color, has a bodice of green and dull red Liberty gauze, with yoke and plastrons of the material back and front alike, em broidered with green. The latest novel ty in cloth gowns is the draped skirt, caught up on one side, to show a skirt of contrasting colors. Fawn and white are the colors in the model and brown and gold braid is the trimming. Anoth er fawn cloth gown, with a zouave, is trimmed with black and gold braid and shows an under bodice of fawn and black checked silk. The Eton jacket is a great favorite for cloth .gowns and it is in all possible shapes and styles of trimming. The newest cut is longer in front than at the back, where it is short enough tc show the belt. The jackets are made with and without revers, fastened over one side, and are cut out In tie neck like the boleros to show the under bod- Ice. Another model for a black and white checked wool gown shows a White cloth vesit. an inner vest of black satin, which also forms he belt, and a touch of orange velvet at the neck and wrists. One very noticeable feature of dresa this seas-on is the hand work neces- Bry to carry out the various modes of lamming. Tucks are set into all sorts of materials, , and except tn Trash clowns, and sometimes there, the sew ing is all done by hand. Pipits and milliner's folds, carefully blind stitched, trim skirts and waists, and tiny pipings of contrasting color are set in on the edges of horizontal tucks, might red or green being used with a gray cashmere, and the bodice and sleeves both being tucked round. Even the collar bands on new gowns are tucked, and whether the material is Bilk, velvet, or organdie lias nothing to do with the case; tucks we must havo. Important' movements are In pro gress in New York and Chicago for the regulation of the height of build ings. An ordinance has been passed by the Chicago Council, and now awaits the Mayor's action, limitksg the height of buildings in that city "to 90 feet The limit under the present ordinance Is 153 feet - x NEWV YOKK LETTER. It Is, a long time since the famous Beeeber-Tilton scandal case was tried In Brooklyn,' and very many of the people who were conspicuous in it have passed away. Mr. 'Beecher was the first to die, and then Judge Neil son, who tried the case, followed him. Henry C. Bcveh's was the last death recorded ofThe men prominently iden tified with it," and now Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher is dead. Moses S. Beach, who gave thousands of dollars to defend Mr. Beecher, and Augustus Storrs, who was for thirty years the treasurer of Plymouth Church, died a few years ago, and half a dozen other self-sacrlflclng friends of the Ply mouth pastor ;have died since Mr, Beechers death, among them John T. Howard. Both Mr., and Mrs. John Hutchinson, whose names will be linked always with Plymouth Church, axe no more. Of Mr. Beecher's three sons, only one has continued to live Id Brooklyn. Mrs. Beecher seemed un happy anywhere else, and she was In tensely interested In the church and all that related to It, attending Its so cial meetings regularly, and being al ways anxiously desirous to be included In all its undertakings. And, be it said to Dr. Abbott's praise, she was, to the Inst day of her presence there, con stantly gratified by the deference and attention paid her by the pastor first, and then by all associated with, him in the management of affairs. At first her place was a rather uncomfortable one, for she was jealous of all her rights and privileges as the wife of the former pastor, but Dr. Abbott's affa bility and sincerely earnest effort to i make hei; happy resulted successfully, and to the end of nor days she was the recipient of attentions from the con gregation. Theodore Tilton survives nearly all those against whom he set himself in the dark days of the scandal, but his wife and daughter will outlive him, In all probability, as he is more advanced In years than Mrs. Tilton and is no longer the robust man he was. He is living alone in Paris, doing what news paper and other writing he can get to do, and seeing but few of the many Americans who are always at the French capital. ' A few of his former friends one in particular visit him yearly, but he is no longer of import ance to those of his own generation, and the younger generation has no memory of him. His reputation alone survives. Dr. Charles Hall, who preached Mr. Beecher's funeral ser mon, has joined the great majority, and his brother, Edward, and his sis ter, Mrs. Stowe, are gone. The Bev. Mr. Halliday identified with Mr. Beecher for a quarter of a century, still survives, but is old and feeble. Horace B. Claflin died several years ago. Stephen V. White, who, like Mr. Claflin, gave with lavish hand to Ply mouth Church and shared his wealth with Mr. Beecher, is, as he has been for thirty-odd years, a deacon. A little while before her death, I had a talk with Mrs. Beecher about her early days in the West, where! she and her young husband were toiling along on the meagre salary of a preacher "About fifty years ago," she said, "we lived In Indianapolis. Those were happy days. We went there from Lawrenceburg to escape the chills, but we had chills, for malaria met us there j when we arrived, shook us while we i remained and went with us when we left. Our house contained only a par lor and a dining room, which was also used for a kitchen. A veranda ran along the front and this my dear hus band boarded up and divided into two little bedrooms each room held a bed steadthat's all. Not a foot of space for washstand or chair, and to make the beds I reached through the win dows which opened into the bouse proper. "At that time my husband received $400 per year salary, which was an in crease of $100 on the salary he re ceived while at Lawrenceburg. This we considered a great increase. I re member how his desk was so placed in our parlor so that he could and did watch me while I worked In the corn Dined dining room and kitchen, and how he would read aloud to me every time he finished writing a page or two ! of the sermons he prepared. I would j often drop my work and sit down be side him while he read his sermons. Then we would talk over his writings, and new thoughts would come. ' "I kep boarders, took in sewing, did my own housework, fnsually with a baby In my arms (ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. B"eecher) yet I would willingly go through those day's again If I could. I bad my husband always with me. We worked together. He painted the house by the light of a lantern, which I held. Then the world bad not claimed a share of my hus band, and I was very happy. Of course I was glad of the work my husband was engaged in, but I cared nothing for the honor the world gave him. I loved my husband and always wanted him near me. "I left Indianapolis to come to Brooklyn with my husband. I trav eled East just six weeks before the first railroad was finished, and my hus band came East on the first train that left Indianapolis bound East." - - Cyktts Thorp. CASTOR I A Tor Infants and Children. 5h fa imile Slgaatut It 'CYCLE NOTES. A Discovery that Will Keep llmcadam Road Free from Dust. Belle I'm so r1adx Jack has Cot a bicyc'.e; it has helped bis disposition wonderfully. Nan His ex position? Why, how could it? Belle When he gets up to give baby a drink and steps on a tack, he is so glad that it is in his foot in stead of his pneumatic tire, that he doesn't say,anything. Pearson's Weekly. A bill introduced In the New York Legislature providing for the expendi ture of $20,000 for a cycle path, twenty feet wide, on Jerome avenue, " New York city, has been passed by both branches of the Legislature and been signed by the Gover vur. Champion bicycle rider "Eddie" Bald, for whom nearly all the laadlng bicycle manufacturers have been ang ling since the close of last season, re cently at the Syracuse cycle show an nounced his intention to ride the same wheel this season as last. His title of White Flyer will therefore not be changed. Bald will start in a few days for California or the South to begin his season's training. The official organ of the League of American Wheelmen recently stated that a cyclist had discovered that ma cadam roads could be kept moist and free from dust by sprinkling thinly With chloride of calcium, chloride of magnesium or bittern. The plan has been tried In a section of the West, where the climate is very dry, with some success, and the subject is being thoroughly Investigated in this city with the object of making similar ex periments to determine the value of the scheme. If It should prove a suc cess it may be among the possibilities of the future to banish the watering cart nuisance and thus serve as an other tribute to the enterprise of wheelmen and their League. Chief Consul Robert Holm , of St, Louis, who has been spoken of as be ing identified rvith he movement to form a racing association In opposition to the L. A. W., has written a letter to President Potter in which he says that the talk of dissatisfaction In Missouri is "nonsense and In no wise comes from the representative wheelmen." He admits that the Missouri division was disappointed at the failure to se cure the League's consent to approve of Sunday races, but had the L. A. W. consented to allow divisional option on the question he says that neither the L. A. W. nor the Associated Cycling Clubs of St. Louis would have held such races. The object of the Mis souri division in seeking the approval of the organization for Sunday racing was to secure jurisdiction over the bi cycle races that are held on Sunday at picnic games. Holm says that he does not think that the "League of the In dependent Wheelmen" in St, Louis can injure the L. A. W. in any way. He says that the L. A. W. races held on Saturdays and holidays have always paid financially. CHIPPENDALE PIECES. Two Hundred Founds Recently Paid foi Two Fleoes of This Work at Auction. At an English auction recently manj hundred pounds were paid for twe pieces of work by the greatest fur niture maker, the world has evei (. hi "ppiti da ii- Cab ner known, Choffendale, who flourished In the last century. The two cabinet pieces pictured here show the style of his work. He generally commenced by producing a thoroughly sound piect of work, perfect in all its mouldings Jointings, and veneerings, and then hi plastered on to it, or added to it, succ "Louis Quinze" decoration as appean jA-lHipptncAtt-Picct-. upon this design. In a sentence, he dressed up good, honest English work with the scrolls and trillings of his more volatile French competitors. It is important to nc.ice, when attempt ing to distinguish Chippendale cabinet ;work from that of his successors, how he always Introduced, if Dsaible, the amentia line. 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