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TELE NORTHERN TRIBUNE, DECEMBER 15 18S3.
5 Local Warnings Apalnst Tornadoes. Cleanliness In tlio Sick Room.. I have lately examined with gome care the excellent compilation by Scr frpant FinW. of the Signal Service. "Characteristics of Six Hundred Torna does," with reference to the question oi devising a 6iiule apparatus for saving human life. Savinr pronertv seems to be out of the question, as no structure can withstand the force of the tornado win. TJfii rniiv bo saved bv recourse to underground shelters, cellars, etc., such as have actually been bunt in many daces for this end. Two facts may be niinfml fmm t.liA wnrlr luimfidi First- Three hundred and forty-seven out of three hundred and ninety-tnree torna. does fthat is. eirhtv per cent. orisl- nntfifl liRtwfipn the west and the south southwest points; Second The average velocity of progression was about one TMi'lft in two minutes. ... If five minutes' warning could have been given at any of the late tornadoes, many lives mio-hr. have been Raveil. If eaoh nouso- hnhl nnulil be warned bv the nnntinuoua j ringing of a bell, -for example, that a wind of destructive force f sav seventy miles nor hour and tinwarcl was an- proaching, and that five minutes were available in which to seek shelter, this Would Via well worth doino I have found that it is practicable to erect, at a moderate expense, (less than oUU;, an apparatus which would give from thren to five minutes' warning to all the inhabitants of a small town, by in addition, and without any increased expense, this apparatus could ring a Den in evorv house. The additional ex pense to each house would bo less than ten dollars, the cost of maintenance would be less than one hundred dollars a year, and the work would be done bv an intelligent person. The Bvetonv for n. small town, would be something like the following: Suppose a f J" ! I 1 A il.. A. ...til. . circle aescnueu auuui mo iuwu wnu radius of from two to two and ono-half miles. The onlv serious danger from tornadoes is to be feared from the part m 1 L-A .1, vJf oi mis circle ueiwecu . w pwiuv and the southwest point. Along the rirnnmferenefl of this . circle, between the south-southwest and west points. run a line of single telegraph-wire on twenty posts to the mile, and from the west point briusr the wire into the town, letting it end at the telegraph ofiice. It is grounded at each end of the line, and at the tele.frranh office it is connected with a battery, which sends a constant current over the line. Within the town, connection is made in various houses with magnets. Each masrnet holds a detent, which prevents a bell from being run?? bv the action of a cheap clock work n-overned bv a coiled eprinrr. II the circuit is broken anywhere in the line, each bell begins to ring, ana con tinues to sound till its spring is run down; for four or live minutes for ex flmnloi A cannon could be fired bv a simnla device, which would warn . per sons in the fields, etc., to seek shelter. In a large town the circuit might eud it one of the enrine-houses of the fire de partment, and ring a bell there. This wonlfl he the sicmal for the man on watch to repeat the warning simulta neously through as many local circuits.a ilpsirnmA. It remains to indicate the way in which the circuit is to be oroKen Dy ine winl Tho eireuit of teleoranh poles from the south-southwest to trie wesl ro?nti would contain about fiftv poles. On every one of these the wire would run first to an insulator, then to an iron horizontal axis screwed Into the cidu of the nnst. On this axis a piece ol board one foot square can revolve freely. acta holnw this hoard. lliru iAv.ivv - ' and from the lower end of it a small wire goes to a pin in the telegraph-pole. This pin is connected by wire to a second insulator. From this the line eoes tc te next pole, and so on. The circuit ordinarily passes to the first Insulator, thence to the iron rod, 1 thence down the iron rod to the thin wiro,' through tht pin to the second Insulator, anu o to th next telegraph-pole. ' The thiri wire in I Tiecessarv nart of the circuit It is SC made that itwill break when the pressor! . of the wind on tne square Doara is nuj nnnniii. - Th MTinarfitn far fiafth nnst 11 tested practically before it is set up. This can be done at any time in a simple manner. Whenever 'any sinlofcp ol 4tioe ho?vrrl4 fs Kiihiented to the feressOrt of fifty pounds, lt$ wire will be raptured n. the, circuit! will 'be broken: 'thu? sending the necessary warning along the whole line. 'I have made one sue! indicator, which U connected with t small bell in this observatory. lh wire la arran fed so that it breaks at t wind-velocity of about ten miles pel hour, and it works in a perfectly sue cesssul manner. The extension of th system for the protection of a small towi is aimplo matter. For a largo citj a mora expensive svstem woulc have to be provided, as the wires be- tiDsnn oVinnLI he earned under. nround to protect them from the chanet of disturbance. Trof. , UoldcnxAfl ocitnce. r . , At the Dal Verme Theatre, at Milan, the other nio-ht. an American named , Shepherd created a great sensation bj appearing with a luminous scarf pin, which was nothing moro or less than a tinv electrle lamn. warranted to cro foi live hours, by means of a small generator concealed in the waistcoat pocket. While elennliness is of importance in nverv denartment of the household, it is riftiihlv so in the sick room. Grimy windows, smoky walls, dirty and dust- tilled carpets, objectionaoie in any nnariment. should never be tolerated hero, esnee iallv the last, as they are not only discomforting to both patient and nurse, but exceedingly unsanitary aiso, ihe air beinr constantly vitiated by the tine dust that is beaten up oui oi mem and waited about the room. Perhaps nothing shows greater neglect of the sick than untidily-kept bed and bedding. These should always be scru- nnlouslv neat and clean. hatever IS used for the sick to lie upon, whether feathers, mattress, or straw, a ugni, soft nuilt should be spread between mat anu ine sueei, auu nuumci m icu Ines.q to take its place that it may be frequently aired as well as occasionally washed. taunts and counrerpanes should be lirht. neat and cleiJr, sheets and pillow-slips must be frequently changed, especially in fevers, where perspiration is profuse, or in, case of eruptive and malignant diseases. Pillow-shields of factory or thick muslin Bhould always bo used lnsiue mo sups, and in case the head reouires showering, or wet cloths are laid across the fore head, .there should always be a piece of soft quilt or a lolded sueet lam over nio Blip. Whatever is worn bv the sick or con rnlescent. whether under carmenta or outsjde apparel, however coarse or plain,' should always be whole and clean; the nails should bo kept carefully trimmed, the hair nicely brushed, and f the invalid is a woman, neauv Draiueu at the back. A daily or semi-weekly sponging oil ot the body is in mosi cases desirable, while an occasional bath is ohartlntolv indianens.lhle to cleanliness and comfort. Where, as is sometimes the ca.se. . the disease is such as will not admit of a free use of water, the daily USO UI Hie UOSU-UIUSU ouuum uo ouunn- tuted, though this can never wholly take the place ot the batn. Tn most eases of illness, whether chronic or acute, it is desirable to keep some odorless disinfectant scattered about the room. Flies should be rigidly oYohuleri? often two or three are sufil- cient to harass and keep the invalid from repose, and at the now low cost oi furnishing "doors and windows with screens, there is little excuse for permit ting these pests in any part oi our aom- leiles. Pleasantness and beauty, as well as cleanliness, are desirable in me sick- fnnm panpiflliv in chronic invalidism. Yet it is hut infreouentlv we see much t.hnn rrht. riven to this matter. Dust- laden tables, r disorderly drawers, with an incongruous array oi medicine poi Hes. dirtv teacups and irrimv drinking- dishes, make up often the picture that meets the patient s erianee. xresu flowers are alwavs welcome to the con- vnlemeent. . while pictures that haVO something in them to think about are restful to the mind as well as pleasing in riiE eve. .v uiiu tuw biuiv i uuuj duuuiu never be glaring with light, neither should it be like a aungeon ior uimnesa and gloom. Where dazzling sunshine or even a bright lifrht cannot be en dured, often a glimmer of sunbeams through a partly open 6hutter is very eheenncr. For those who arc. in health, particu lar and fastidious in their ways, the keeping oi themselves and surrounaings imperative, as disorder and dirt are to such a continual eye-sore anu nerve irritant, and through their harassing effects iinon the mind render convales- ence tedious and a return to health difli- Milt. I V Occasionally one is to be met who is Influenced hut slirhtlv bv things of this nature, whose mind dwells mainbj od his owA distresses, or on inings remoie, whila still, more seldom we see 6r heal of that anomaly in the! sick; room one to whom , any niceties oi touei are weariness.' anv show of order-keepins 1 a I. ! m1.wma. nn.l nrfinA tliia nouub jinn u ii"n"c Yiecnr itiff doubtless better for the pa tient to Jtiave his .way, however, adverse to the principles or contray to the habits of the nurse, fof the n ason.that whatever is soothing to the mind is ben- .I,Va1 In Vinfer. ' i Ttlsverv easv to have a supply ol 'parsleyall winter, lake up the plant from the garden, cui on an dui a iew small leaves at the center pi ine tuit, ana nlant them in a box of irood soil.' Anoth er method is, to tako a keg a nail keg ..r!ll nncurnr ' hrrr numerous inch Ol inch-and-a-half holes in its Bides, nace Hi rr1ev wilh the crown at the holei and the roots extending horizontally into the keg, gradually tilling In witn earth to hold them in place, a misn oy ..iL.mfi i-rtAta nifin-Vif of flio trr Cither box or - keg, if supported UtTthc kitchen window and watered as nceaea, will o-ive n. Isnnnlv.'of : fresh"' leaves all h'.'" - - . . , winter. Tho residents oi cities who have no gardens, can; buv parsley for this . purposo in tho markets, as it is ncnnllv Kohl with the , roots attached. Those . who are fond of parsley as a seasoning, and do not care to oe ni uie troulile of raising it as Above, may dry it readily and iind it about as good aa when fresh. ' Spread the leaves .thinly on a pan; when the stove oven is noi AT Attractions ! -A- a: JR.H. KIETZE. Formerly PhyslclRn In tho PrnlRn Army, w!!l treat, witb medical Hktll. all of KlcknH. Particular Httention pui.l to rhronio 1lfMnei. a Bvuniljr v ill ll IIIKUt) III Hit CMIIIipiHini l t the weHkersox. Olllce in '"entrul iriiir Store. STUAYKl). CHrae to my place, Nov. 12th. a white onvr. yiargold. The owner is herely rmtiUed to prove property, pay charges ami take the anV- iii a i ana j. liKUNl lt.D I ECKE. Ttlgjrdvllle WM. VOARTW W. Jno. W. McGinn. GEO. r. HAYNOLUS. Jacob J. Post. G F.KAYNOI.P8. Cashier. Useful r and sensible artscles, consisting of ' i A A. I. "in X 1ST Perfume Cases, Card Case, Needle Cases, Brush Holders, Shopping Bags, Frames, &c. D cm' Dressing Cases, Mirrors, Portmonies, Cheboygan Banking Company OF WM. McAKTllVU & CO. (successors to llollo & Hitchcock.) Go-Partners Individually Liafcla V,rE make collections for Merchants and I'uicio av an iiuiiiiB I" m UUHCIICIUIHS and Canada, receive deposits suoject to check t sljfUt, discount Commercial Paper, Issue Drafts on all the Princfpal Cities of the United States. Scotland and tho Ccniinoi t, nr.d do a Gtnerul unnuing iu8int'8B. on r asonaLle terms. 1 1 r.! AlltTU II USIC. atid Ware, MISS MARION A. PADDOCK Is prepu'ed to give LesRons in VOCAL AM) IaNSTRIDIEaVTAIj , Music The scholars can have their choice at her own r their homes loeptf TP. X .1ST Knife Boxes. Brushes and Trays Smoking Sets, Cigar Cases (filled) Mower .rots, w an jfocKeis, Card Receivers. Hand f Boxes, Napkin Rings, Collar & cuff box's v ases and brackets. Also the Latest Novelties in Linen Collars, ' Lace Collars, Lace Ties, Lace Jbishues, Silk Handkerchief, Linen Rand fs, Fancy Towels and Fancy Tidies. HANDSOME SHAWLS, toCloaks. Dress Hoods and Silks. Prices Reasonable. Inspection chrdially invited. W. oL a. mcAmnuit. HOUSE TO I. KM. CITUATRD west of v . ,V . Mr Arthur's O store, adjoininjr I'atti-i son' ddii l"n. r ur pnriiuuiars apply to 27oct4t ALEX McBONA' D. Carpenter. What Have You to Sell or Exchange. Chamberlin & Crosier BUY AND SELL SECOND - HAND W1 W m0 mkm 5 a Of Ail Kind. PROF. ROBERT S. SWEET ).!, : TEACHER OF Music &: Dancing! Academv in Kesseler Block. M'7i) 1 lit i tiail l' i i ' CLASHES IN DANCING. nnta C.iruta "Hvmi Mondav Evenina T.stHptt ririA'.Tiirfinile Class Saturdays at 2 P.M. .,.,).. . . ( , 11 Social ITop Every Thursday Evening. Violin Lessons given on iscienujicprin- 3F!lrst Class Orcliestra, .. A.i' Furnished for allUccasions. A.i.jtn ail Unrlanf Miinfonl Merchan- viniin. an1 Vlnlln Rtrlnirn n snecialtV Fersons aennnirioproni vy iuy. eijjonuu will do well to Hve trie a call. For further particular- apply at Acnaorny or address Box l6s... . I'K&F.B. B. BWKKT. , ,k J.8K.F0R THE , . Butter? Crackers ! ' ' y "1 , -.t . ! 1!' i S Ml! i ) I 'ill' I Picture Framing Done to Order. Furniture, . Household Gcods, &c. Sought, sold and exchanged ou the most favorable terms. Corner of Water and Third btreets, op- posiie jjenwn itome. 22septf : Misses RAPIN & Mc ONALD, FASHIONABLE .... Stauined with a "V.." ' .Non genuine without 1 ' . . A i it I tUn . fnrv iinr. n npfl inis 111 u. nun npiivo tu -Mr . llepp. arrested -for kill nS t dooJr ' The parsiey will dry vcrv horso bclohgW to, Mr. Gcorgeneai icUV- as' soon as it is crisp; rub fl Bnrbank, O., pTead. cuilty to the charge ffUj as soon a i is to bo kept in bottles, tigiuiy cioscu. American Ayrtcuwui , i!.''v willingly, on condition that the horse liovn n oi nt siijj. mo missinr cent ifrom an even $35 saved him from the penitentiary, and he escaped with $'2Q and forty days. JJciroii pose. A Waseca (Minn.) man manned bi. g'.str s daughter. of. rauli'ionecr . I .ow ia riolion. fi Hebrew trcntlemaD of Tnrioi. hnst ben exernntcd '. from serving on a -Coroner jury on th ground of being the lineal uescenuori- oiiiaron, me nigo pnesu VAIL & CRANE, ' DETROIT, MICir. 13octSm ' ' KENBURG& COOPER, PROPRIETORS, . r i -, I iua.lz3. Street. Ch.oboygan, Mich.. TTTE nowbave a very complete stock o Drugs,Chemicals. PATENT MEDICINES. Brushes, Sponges, .Perfumery, Fancv and Toilet Articles, linDorted and Domestic Wines, ai d Liquors for Medical use. A fine line of Odor, Jewel iind Dressing " Cases, CUT GLASS BOTTLES, .tc.',' JPTlUaC: 33, 1 PTIOH Cftrof ully compoundod nt All hours, night oroay, Dv aootnpoLontana ikuuui aruKKBi. Main Street, oVcr : Ross' Book store. ALL ORDERS TROMPTLY AT TENDED TO. : Satisfaction Guaranteed. : . - 4novtr S. H. TAYLOR, Real Estate and Insurance Agent. Office iii C now Bfo -l'. PATEM1SJ tlnno to act as Solicitors for I'atonts, CTBt Trad itinnK, tjipyriKnin, nir ina uiiiuni nuiwis vnmii. Knplund, J'rani-fl, Gcrmanr. eto. Hand Book aboua Patents sont fro. Thlrty-novon yparu'exirlcnce. t'ltu-nts omniniMi innnuii nun n v.w. m uvui..-.. In tho Scikntikio Amkuioan, the largest, bent, anil mont wkluly plroulated aclentlflo paper, f.1.20 a year. vejRiy. rim'nuKi tiiiit nv injin nn.t 1111 i t pimih -frirfriiit li.fl Kiuuilmon mm, nf th( Hrllltifln AlTICIa Irnn fnt frc. A1lrs MUNN VO.. HrtrNTHria Amchiuan vmco, 2..1 iiroadwuy, now ior. y n. iieacii .rilYSlCIAN AND SUUGEON, Indian River, Mich ' A " A. M.TE BO, Proprietor. This house 1 now first clnos. Vcjr'tnMos of mee eason aiwnys 10 oe nna. ,jui,ui-