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SAVED BABV
WS LIFE
Untold Suffering and Constant
Misery—Awful Sight From that
Dreadful Complaint, Infantile Ec
zema—Commenced at Top of his
Head and Covered Entire Body.
MOTHER PRAISES
CUTICURA REMEDIES
“Our baby had that dreadful com
plaint, Infantile Eczema, which afflicted
him for several months, commencing at
the top of his head, and at last covering
his whole body. His sufferings were
untold and constant misery, m fact,
there was nothing we would not have
dome to have given him relief. The
family doctor seemed to be wholly
incapable of coping with the case, and
after various experiments of his, which
resulted in no benefit to the child, we
sent to Mazon, 111., to a druggist and got
a full set of the Cuticura Remedies and
applied as per directions, and he began
to improve immediately, and in about
three or four days began to show a
brighter spirit and really laughed, for
the first time in a year. In about ninety
days he was fully recovered, with the
exception of a rough skin, which ia
gradually disappearing, and eventually
will be replaced by a healthy one.
“Praise for the Cutioura Remedies
has always been our greatest pleasure,
and there is nothing too good that we
could say in their favor, for they cer
tainly saved our baby’s life, for he was
the most awful sight that I ever beheld,
Jirior to the treatment of the Cuticura
lemedies. Mrs. Maebelle Lyon, 1826
Appleton Ave., Parsons, Ivan., July 18,
1905.” __
COMPLETE TREATMENT $1
Complete external and internal treat-|
ment for every humor, consisting of
Cuticura Soap, Ointment, and Pills, may
now be had for one dollar. A single
sot is often sufficient to cure the most
torturing, disfiguring, Itching, burning,
and scaly humors, eczemas, rashes, and
irritations, from infancy to age, when
all el u fails.
Cotlcar* Soup, Oh;tm«nt, and Pill* are told throughout
the world. Potter Drug It Ch*m. Corp., Sole Prop*., Boitour
tST Sand for “ The Great Sklu Book."
ENGINE COMMITS SUICIDE.
Blew Up After Running Down and
Killing a Policeman.
Chattanooga, September 17.—Early this
morning a switch engine at work in the
yards of the Queen and Crescent system
blew lip. The negro fireman received
probably fatal injuries.
Three nights since the same engine ran
down a patrol wagon, injuring Police
man May so that lie died in a few huors.
Rain Does Damage.
Jackson, Neb., September 17.—Water
from a coludburst swept down the val
ley of Elk Creel:, ir. Dakota and Dixon
counties, yesterday, destroying hundreds
of -tono of hay, drowning farm animals,
washing away railroad trucks and doing
other <m -ase which is estimated at 5100,
000. Tfto jDnraha and Great Northern roads
lost much track.
Famous Horse Dead.
Lexington, September 17—Highland Den
mark, probably the world’s greatest sad
dle-horse in America, was found dead in
bis stall this morning. He was the sire of
more winners than any other horse in the
American show ring, and was himself un
beaten.
Governor Bliss Dies.
Milwaukee, September 17.—Former Gov
ernor Aaron Thomas Bliss of Michigan
died- here yesterday of apoplexy.
Vision of Insects.
From the Baltimore American.
It is known that insects are ordinarily
unable to fly through a net whose meshes
art' three or four times the size of their
bodies. A bird would dart through such
an aperture without hesitation. Several
explanations have been offered for the
conduct of insects in this respect.
An official of the Smithsonian Institu
tion not long ago made experiments, re
ported to that institution, from which he
concludes that the peculiar facetted struc
ture of the* eyes of insects is the cause
of their difficulty In traversing nets. To
an insect, he thinks, a net looks like a
continuous partially opaque surface, the
separate lines being unnoticed, and ac
cordingly, on approaching a not the insect
alights before discovering that it might
have continued its flight and passed on
through.
Scots’ National Music.
From the London Globe.
An enterprising reporter sends particu
lars of a matrimonial dispute between
King Alfonso and his bride. It appears
that their majesties were on their way
to Drummond Castle when an awful sound
■mote the air. "It’s a walling banshee,"
cried King Alfonso. "No, my dear,” con
tradicted Queen Ena; "it is the sound of
the railway wagons shunting." It ap
pears that both their majesties were
wrong. It was the skirl of the bagpipes.
Age and Personal Charm.
#From the Bremen Zeitung.
An amusing discussion recently took
place betv'ren an artist and an author as
to vVJ/ h period of life a woman was
th.'i :\-< t' fascinating. According to the
artlsc a woman should not be painted
betv een the ages of 25 and 40, as she was
in the greatest transition period of her
life; the author, on the ot'her hand, de
clared that she is at the height of her
fascination and beauty between the ages
of 30 and 40. The question is still unset
tled.
Exciting.
From Life.
Percy—I am tired of this life of ease.
I want a life of toil, danger, excitement
and adventure."
"Oh, this is so sudden! but you may ask
papa.”
I Doctor Gvi/In |
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Stricture,
Loss of Manly
Vigor,
Piles,
Kidney and
Bladder Trouble
Private Diseases
all chronic diseases
OF MEN AND WOMEN
Successfully Treated and Cured.
IF DESIRED, YOU MAY PAY
WHEN CURED.
DR. GWIN & CO.,
3rd Avenue and 21*t Street,
Entrance 218V4 N. 21st 8t_, Bir
mingham. Ala.
IF CAN’T CALL, WRITE.
M'BRIDE MAY NuT
BE BROUGHT BACK
Wife Will Not Appear to Prose
cute Him
KIDNAPING IS CHARGED
Georgia Has 374 State Banks, Accord
ing to State Treasurer R. E. Park.
Numerous Rewards
Are Offered.
Atlanta, September 17.—(Special.)—Solici
tor General John T. Bennett of the Bruns
wick circuit, has written to Governor
Terrell asking him to withdraw his re
quisition upon the governor of Massa
chusetts for Dr. J. T. McBride, wanted
on a charge of kidnaping his two chil
dren from Glynn county some time ago,
and In view of all the circumstances, the
governor will let the matter take this
course.
Mrs. McBride obtained a total divorce
In Ohio and was granted the custody of
her two children, 9 and 11 years old. While
she was on a visit, near Brunswick, Dr.
McBride employed a detective to watch
her, and this detective secured the two
children and turned them over to Mc
Bride who took them to Massachuetts. A
warrant charging kidnaping was sworn
out and a requisition Issued.
McBride fought the case In the Massa
chusetts courts, but when Mrs. McBride
appeared there accompanied, by Solicitor
General, Bennett, Dr. McBride agroed to
give up the children, which he did and
promised to bother bis wife no more. Mrs.
McBride now hoe the children and is in
Washington, D. C.
A few days ago when Solicitor Gen
eral Bennett saw her she stated she
would not return to Georgia to prosecute
the case as she had the children and did
not care to push it. In view of these facts
Solicitor Bennett considers it would be a
useless expense to bring McBride back
lo Georgia for the purpose of trial, and
the requisition will not be pushed.
Georgia State Banks.
According to a report Just completed by
State Treasurer R. E. Park, there are to
day In Georgia 874 state banks with sev
eral applications for charters pending In
the secretary of state's office. Of these
only six are in Atlanta, all of the other
Atlanta banks having become national.
This report presents quite a contrast witli
that of 1895, more than ten years ago,
when there were only 112 State banks in
Georgia. At that time there were eleven
state banks In Atlanta, only one or two
of the city's financial Institutions hav
ing chatters from the general govern
ment.
Preparing Report.
S. A. Jones of WaynesvlUe, N. C., min
ing and mechanical engineer, who is pre
paring a report upon the construction of
a railroad from Wuynesville to Atlanta
with aid from that state, has written
States Treasurer R. E. Park for further
information regarding the results to Geor
gia from the Western and Atlantic rail
road, and wants to know If the state
would build the road again if the matter
should come up. Knowing what is known
now. there could scarcely be any doubt
as to the fact, and at this very time the
I proposition is being advocated with strong
prospect of success, to build the state
road on the sea.
Mr. Jones mentions some Interesting
facts which he secured from the city of
Cincinnati. That city built the Cincinnati
Southern railway, now leased to tlio
Southern. It values that property at $35,
000,000, though it cpst less than half that
sum, and receives from it $1,100,000 an
nually.
In view of the tentative agreement be
tween the trunk lines south of the Ohio
river not to invade one another's terri
tory, Mr. Jones says the only way In
which to secure new and competing lines
| that may become trunk lines is through
| state aid. but It must first be shown that
| such new lines will be profitable to tha
state. He has asked for all the facts
In connection with the Western and At
lantic for tlio purpose of using them ill
his report on the proposed new line In
North Carolina.
Claims Reward.
Chief of Police C. E. Umsted of Coates
ville. Pa., has forwarded Governor Ter
rell a claim for a reward of $100 for the
arrest there of Henry Harris, a negro,
who was recently convicted in Liberty
county of the murder of R. A. Curtis, and
sentenced to life imprisonment. Through
a curious feature of the law, this reward,
though once offered, cannot now be paid.
The murder was committed by Henry
Harris and other negroes in Liberty coun
ty on August IB. 1900. The reward of $100
for Harris’ arrest was offered by Gover
nor Candler. When Governor Terrell came
into office in 1902, in accodance with law,
he revoked outstanding rewards offered
by the former governor, and in this case
no new reward was offered. The arrest
was made in February last, and the trial
and conviction of Harris took place this
month. Under the law, therefore, Umsted
cannot collect the reward.
Governor Terrell today offered a num
ber of rewards for criminals, known and
unknown.
The governor offered a reward of $200
for the arrest of the unknown parties who
'have been committing incendiaries In the
town of DeSoto, in Sumter county. City
officials of DeSoto have offered rewards
of $250 for the criminals, and this makes
the total $430. On September 4 the entire
business portion of the town was de
stroyed by fire, and on September 11 the
marshal's house was burned. All of the
fires are known to have been Incendiary,
but the culprits hawe so far escaped dc
| tectlon.
I The governor also offered a reward to
I day of $200 for the arrest of the unknown
| person who assassinated Amos Moody, a
Fulton county truck farmer, about three
I weeks ago.
Anotner reward onereu i»
I arrest of the unknown person who on
j September 5 assassinated J. A. Johnson,
! a well-known and highly respected white
citizen of Colquit county, while he was
eating supper in his own home.
A reward of $150 was offered today for
the arrest of the unknown person who
on April 20 last set fire to and burned the
home of Henry Lowman, an inoffensive
end industrious negro, of Crawford coun
ty. Lowman and 'his wife were sleeping
in the house at the time but escaped.
A reward of $100 is offered for the ar
rest of John Perry, a negro, who is want
ed in Laurens county for the murder of
his wife, Josephine Perry, on August 25
last.
Writing a Book.
John C. Reed, a well-known lawyer of
Atlanta, is engaged in writing a book on
the Kuklux Klan, in which It Is stated
will appear many interesting incidents
of the history of that famous organiza
tion in Georgia. Mr. Reed, It is stated, 's
writing largely from experience.
The John B. Gordon Monument asso
ciation will 'hold a meeting Wednesday
afternoon at 4:30 o’clock in Governor Ter
rell’s office for the purpose of taking ac
tive steps to push to completion the work
of erecting an equestrian statue of Gen
eral Gordon on the capitol grounds. The
legislature recently appropriated $15,000 to
wards this work.
Dollar Diner for Bryan.
The 400 tickets provided for the dollar
banquet which will be given William Jen
E. H. HARRIUAN MAY
NOW BE IN CONTROL
REPORTED THAT HE AND HI3
ASSOCIATES HAVE PURCHASED
CONTROLLING INTEREST IN THE
BALTIMORE AND OHIO R. R.
New York, September 17.—The Tribune
tomorrow will say:
E. H. Harrlman.and his associates, it
is said in quarters usually well informed,
have acquired control of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad company, and propose
using it with probably the Chicago and
Alton as the connecting link In form
ing with the Union Pacific a through line
from ocean to ocean.
Mr. Harriman and James Stillman have
for some time been directors of the Balti
more and Ohio, and presumably with
other members of the Union Pacific party,
have been extensive holders of Its stock.
It is now said that the *10,000.000 In round
numbers of the Baltimore and Ohio stock
recently sold by the Pensylvania Rail
road company to Kuhn, Loeb & Co.,
have been disposed of by the banking
house to the Union Pacific interests.
L ABORT federation
IS NOW IN SESSION
Secretary Morrison’s Report Shows
Good Increase In Unions
and Membership.
Washington, September 17.—The regular
quarterly meeting of the executive coun
cil of the American Federation of La
bor began today. The financial report for
the eleven months of the federation’s fis
cal year showed the receipts to be $192,
890, the balance on hand October 1, 1905,
$114,265, making a total of $307,156.
The expenditures were $206,732, leaving
the balance on hand September 1 of $100,
425. By assessment $61,738 has been raised
and paid over to the International Typo
graphical Union to assist In Its eight
hour fight
Secretary Morrison’s report showed that
In 19C6 charters were Issued to six interna
tional unions; four state branches; 49 cen
tral bodies, and 229 federal labor unions
and local trade unions, an Increase of 20 |
chartered bodies over 1905. Besides the
amounts contributed by unions 1n other j
ways. It was reported that 25 interna
tional unions contributed $146,225 direct to
the relief of the San Francisco sufferers.
President Gompera reported on the ques
tion of a universal label for all of the
international organizations or for the uso
of the seal of the American Federation
of Labor as a universal design and part
of the various union labels issued by the
affiliated organizations. A number of or
ganizations were reported favorably dis
posed. and a large number opposed to the
surrender of their right to issue their own
label without any other design. The re
port will be submitted to the federation
convention at Minneapolis in November.
Hold Primaries Today.
New York, September 17.—Primaries
will be held In 86 of 115 assembly dis
tricts of the state tomorrow. This in
cludes New York county, Kings;
Queens and Richmond. No primary
contest In New York city In years has
aroused greater Interest, for upon the
Issue is expected to depend not only
the control of the republican and dem
ocratic organizations in New York and
Brooklyn, but probably the control of
the republican and democratic state
conventions to be held, respectively, at
Saratoga and Buffalo on September 25.
nlngs Bryan at the Piedmont hqtel Thurs
day night, September 20, on the occasion
of his visit here, have practically all been
disposed of. One man took 100 of them,
two others, the Georgia Railway and
Electric company and Walter P. Andrews,
took twenty-five each, while five others
took ten each. The remaining 100 were dis
posed of by the single ticket. It is said
the 100 tickets mentioned above will be
distributed among friends of Hon. Hoke
Smith, nominee for governor Mr. Bryan,
who has informed the committee that all
of the arrangements are satisfactory to
him, will speak at 2 o'clock In the after
noon In the large skating rink at Ponce
cle trfron, a suburban resort, and tile ban
quet will take place in the evening.
Charles I* Bonney, president of the
"Half Million Club" of Jacksonville, Fla.,
has written Secretary W. O. Cooper of the
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce deploring
the fact that while Atlanta has risen to
the position of sixth in the list of impor
tant southern cities, Jacksonville has
dropped from seventeenth to eighteenth
place. He says they want some of the
Atlanta spirit down there, and has sug
gested that Jacksonville be taken Into
Georgia by an extension of the line of
Charlton county. Secretary Cooper replied
that he would take the matter up at once,
as Georgia would be glad to have so Im
portant and progressive an addition as tile
Florida metropolis.
Paint Which
Lasts
Painters, and all others
who understand paint,
know that white lead and
linseed oil make the best
paint. Good, lasting paint
cannot be had if either pig
ment or oil is adulterated.
Many of the so-called
white leads sold nowa
days have barytes, rock
dust, silica, gypsum, etc.,
in them, and little real
white lead.
Linseed oil is also fre
quently adulterated. Such
mixtures are dear at any
price.
Collier
Pure White Lead
| /
(Made by the Old Dutch Process)
is absolutely pure, and
makes lasting paint.
NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY
Freeman* Are ^and 7th St., Cincinnati, O,
For sale hy first dots dealers*
ENSLEY IS FOUND
IN HIGDON COLUMN
An Exciting Election Gives Him
a Majority of 89
ORR ~ FRIDELLE NUPTIALS
W. T. Palmer Will Remain at Foundry.
A Party Leaves on a Trip to the
North—Other Notes
and Personals,
EnBley, September 17.—(Special.)—"Just
as everybody In Ensley expected," the
box In this city gave Colonel Higdon a
good majority. The final count was: Hig
don 330, Stiles 241, The town was recog
nized as safely In the Htgdon column but
the victory was not gained without a
struggle. The supporters of Stiles were
present In clamorous crowds and did all In
their power for their candidate.
There Is great satisfaction prevailing,
not only on account of the results, but
because the election Is now a thing of
the past. Business, which has been great
ly Interfered with, may now return to Its
usual activities and the tired politicians
may take a week off for sleep.
Ensley has been red hot all week. Never
has any public election received so much
attention. Early this morning the friends
of both candidates were on the scene and
went to work In earnest. The boxes were
closely watched and no disturbances re
sulted.
Orr-Frldelle.
The wedding of the Rev. J. W. Orr, pas
tor of the First Presbyterian church, to !
Miss Elizabeth Lola Fridelle will occur j
tomorrow night at 8:30 o’clock. The church
will be beautifully decorated and a num
ber of attendants will accompany the
bride to the altar.
The Rev. U. D. Mooney of the Second
Presbyterian church of Birtningham will
officiate.
Five hundred invitations have been sent
to the many friends of the "contracting
parties, and the occasion will be one of
great interest.
Notes and Personals.
Friends of W. T. Palmer will be glad
to know that he will not leave the city.
He intended to return to the north, but
was Induced by the Tennessee company
to remain In charge of the foundry.
Neal Hutchison, Frank Thomason and
A. C. Tice will leave tomorrow for Sa
vannah, where they will take ship to New
York.
Dr. and Mrs. W. T. Hendon left yester
day on an extended pleasure trip in the
north.
G. C. Thomas, whb fell Saturday night j
from the window over Gillespie’s saloon,
is reported no better tonight.
The box at Wylam went to Stiles by j
one vote In the primary today.
PHILLIP B. STEWART
DECLINES NOMINATION
He Was Republican Nominee for Gov
ernor of Colorado—Gives
His Reasons.
Denver, September 17.—Phillip B. Stew
art, recently nominated for governor of
Colorado on the republican ticket, tonight
sent a letter to the republican state chair
man declining the nomination. While the
letter does not state in so many words,
the reason Mr. Stewart declined to run *s
on account of the placing of Judge Wil
liam H. Gabbort on the ticket as candi
date for re-election to the supreme bench.
Before the convention Mr. Stewart ad
vised against the nomination of Gabbert.
When the nomination was made, Stewart,
was not present, being ill at his 'home. He
did not learn that Gabbert’s name was on
the ticket until Sunday, and it is said he
declared to Chairman Vivian that "he
would not run on the same ticket with a
populist."
To Rebuild Railroad.
Kansas City, Mo., September 17.—Plana
are being completed for the practical re
building of the Kansas City Southern
railroad. A corps of engineers is now
In the field making surveys for shortening
grades and reducing curves. A new sur
vey is also being made for an extension
of the line to New Orleans. Horace G.
Hurt, former president of the Union Pa
cific, now chairman of the executive board
of the Kansas City Southern, is in person
al charge of the surveys. He has estab
lished his headquarters at Mena, Ark.
Indiana Miners Strike.
Terre Haute, Ind, September 17.—Orders
were issued Sunday calling out all the
men employed by the Vandalia Coal com
pany. The action was taken because of
the district officials of the United Mine
Workers of America, and was the result
of the failure to adjust differences grow
ing out of the discharge of three men at i
Vandalia No. 5, near Linton. The Vandalia
company employs about one-fifth of Uhe
miners in the state.
Taft Party Sails.
Tampa, Fla.f September 17.—The Taft
party arriving two and a half hours late, I
boarded \he government tug Pickering at (
Port Tampa and proceeded to the cruiser
Dcs Moines, which awaited the party at j
Quarantine, at the entrace to Tampa Bay. |
The cruiser sailed immediately for Ha- ;
vana.
AUCTION SALE
SEPTEMBER, 24TH. |
Auction Sale of our en-!
tire household effects, 2233
Arlington Ave., consisting of
beautiful Turkish rugs, Ax
minister carpets, teakwood!
furniture, chairs, cut glass,
bric-a-brac, solid silver table
ware, lace curtains, portiers,
almost new $600 carriage, rub
ber tired single top buggy,
good, young gentle horse, sev
eral bedroom suits, kitchen,
etc., dishes, gas range, coal
range, heating stove. All to be
sold without limit or reserve,
positively, rain or shine, Mon
day, September, 24th, 10 a. m.
H. SIMONS.
We have rented our home
and this is an absolute closing
but sale We invite inspection.
W. H. McELVAIN,
8-15-iot Auctioneer.
TheWinning Stroke
If more than ordinary skill in playing brings the honors of the
game to the winning player, so exceptional merit in a remedy
ensures the commendation of the well informed, and as a rea
sonable amount of outdoor life and recreation is conducive to
the health and strength, so does a perfect laxative tend to one's
improvement in cases of constipation, biliousness, headaches
etc. It is all important, however, in selecting a laxative, to
choose one of known quality and excellence, like the ev ir
pleasant Syrup of Figs, manufactured by the California Fig
Syrup Co., a laxative which sweetens and cleanses the system
effectually, when a laxative is needed, without any unpleasant
after effects, as it acts naturally and gently on the internal
organs, simply assisting nature when nature needs assistance,
without griping, irritating or debilitating the internal organs in
any way, as it contains nothing of an objectionable or injurious
nature. As the plants which are combined with the figs in
the manufacture of Syrup of Figs are known to physicians to
act most beneficially upon the system, the remedy has met
with their general approval as a family laxative, a fact well
worth considering in making purchases.
It is because of the fact that SYRUP OF FIGS
is a remedy of known quality and excellence, and approved by
physicians that has led to its use by so many millions of well
informed people, who would not use any remedy of uncertain
quality or inferior reputation. Every family should have a
bottle of the genuine on hand at all times, to use when a
laxative remedy is required. Please to remember that the
genuine Syrup of Figs is for sale in bottles of one size
Ionly, by all reputable druggists, and that full name of the ^
company—California Fig Syrup Co., is plainly printed on A
the front of every package. Regular price, 50c per bottle. I
reflrrriCTy.
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BIGGEST TELESCOPE.
In the World to be Mounted In Harvard
Observatory.
From the Boston Herald.
The blggeet telescope in the world Is the
Common telescope, five full feet In diam
eter and twenty inches wider than the
Yerkes. It was constructed about ten
years ago by Dr. A. A. Common, a well
known astronomer of England, who
wanted it for research work that he was
doing. He died soon afterward, and his
fine telescope became idle. Two years ago
It was purchased by the Harvard Col
lege observatory, which proceeded at once
to mount It on the observatory grounds ut
Cambridge.
The first sod was turned September 28,
1904. Since then the work has gone on
steadily, hut it has been necessarily rath
er slow, for mounting a great telescope
is not like building a house. Moreover,
this telescope fias a very unusual kind of
mounting. Most large telescopes are sup
ported by a pedestal or foundation pier of
cast Iron, cement or masonry firmly built j
upon tho ground, hut this telescope Is j
held In position by 1 big hollow syllnder
that floats in a tank of water.
In the first place a deep excavation was !
made on the spot where tho telescope i
was to stand, and a tank was constructed j
with thick walls of solid concrete 15 feet
deep at the farther end and 21 feet long, »
the bottom of which slopes upward from
the deep end at an angle of about 45 de
grees to t'he surface of the ground.
In this tank the water tight steel float
or cylinder, which Is 18 feet long and 7
feet 8 Inches in diameter, Is ballasted at
the same angle as the bottom of the
tank, the buoyancy of the water support
ing its weight, and delicate pivots at each
end serving to steady it In position. Above
this, and securely fastened to It by a
strong Iron fork and holts Is the great
tube of lhe telescope.
The tube Is not circular, as one might
suppose, hut rectangular. Nor has It solid
walls. The upper part of the tube for a
distance of about fifteen feet is a kind of
skeleton, constructed on angle Iron, which
Is now covered with thick canvas, and
has an Inside measurement six feet
square. The lower end, which supports
the mirror and is bolted to the Iron fork
just mentioned, Is a hollow cube with
sides six feet In length that are made
of steel plate.
'me wnoie structure weigns a numner
of thousands of pounds, but It Is so deli
cately poised that It appears to have no
weight at all. So strong are the bolts
and pivots that it can be moved In any
direction, up. down, or sideways, with
out the slightest Jar or slip. The tele
scopes In most observatories are handled
by clockwork that runs by a system of
weights, but the Common telescope Is to
be controlled entirely by electricity.
People are apt to think of an astron
omer as perched on a ladderlike flight
of steps and shivering In a big. lonely
dome on an Icy winter night, yet gazing
up eagerly through a ponderous tube that
will hardly move In response to his
number fingers. Here, while sitting com
fortably In a warm room, by merely look
ing down an ordinary appearing liftle
tube, the observer can see all the won
ders of the sky pass mirrored before him,
while the recorder, without a single effort
beyond the touch of a button or the mov
ing of a switch, turns the great instru
ment outside here or there, to reach any |
part of the starry sphere from horizon i
to horizon as the observer directs.
It may sound raltyer odd to speak of 1
looking down a tube at a star. This re
quires some explanation. There are two
kinds of telescopes, reflecting and re
fracting. The reflecting telescope has a
mirror of glass covered with a thin coat
of solver, and shows the star In the same
way us the mirror over your dressing
table, shows your image and the room
behind you, by throwing buck the light
that falls upon it. The ref*acting tele
scope has a lens made of two or more
discs of clear glass that are set In the
tube at the upper end, and through
them the light rays from the star pass
down the tube to the eye of the ob
server Just as though he were looking
through a big- magnifying glass.
The Common telescope Is a reflector,
and Its great mirror, five feet in diam
eter. Is placed at the lower end of the
tube, so that the light from any star
that Is to be examined reaches 11 by pass
ing down the length of the tube. Then
other smaller mirrors placed ulong the
tube above reflect this light back again
up the tube to the “eyepiece,” or small
er tube which passes through the wall
of the observing room to the observer.
The end of this eyepiece through which
the observer looks Is closed by a power
ful magnifying lens, so that the image
of the star, which appears as a very
small point on the mlVror, Is a little en
larged.
This great telescope is Intended chiefly
for photometric work, that is, measuring
the light of the stars. Professor Edward
C. Pickering, who Is the director of Har
vard college observatory, has spent a
good many years in this work, and he in
tends to devote the rest of his life to It.
Of course, he has a great many other
duties, but tlils photometric work Is his
personal work, and he spends three or
four hours each clean night at it.
Lfe ha» already measured more than
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4000 stars, and made about 100.000 meas
ures of them. These Include only the
brighter stars, for the observatory has
never before owned a large telescope
that could be used In this work, so that
Professor Pickering has had to use small
Instruments. Now, however, he will be
able to measure less bright ones, for the
Common telescope Is so large that It
will show much fainter stars than can be
seen by any other telescope.
There Is one Interesting fact al>out the
Common telescope, and that Is that It has
been mounted In the open air, without
any dome or "shelter" over it to protect
It from storms. This Is an experiment,
to be sure, but It Is expected that It will
he a very successful one. The telescope
Is not yet quite ready to be put Into
commission, as observatory people say,
but before next autumn conies it will
probably be In use.
Strange English Rentals.
From the New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Strange rents were being discussed—
how this church paid one lily annually
and that convent paid two doves. A real
estate man said:
"We have some remarkable rentals, but
England beats us her**, for she is the old
er country, and she delights in maintain
ing the. quaint customs of the past.
"The splendid manor of Fernbam Roy
al Is held by the service of putting the
glove on the king's right hand and by
supporting the ami that holds the scepter
on coronation day. There is no other pay
ment.
“The rental of the manor of Aylesbury
Is three cels In winter nnd three geese In
summer, besides a litter of straw for the
king’s bedchamber thrice.a year, if he
come that way so often.
“The manor of Addington’s rental is a
pair of gilt spurs, a pair of tongs, a
snowball on midsummer day and a rose
at Christmas.
“The rental of the manor of Copeland
is the holding of the king’s head, If
needful, ns often as he crosses the sea
between Dover and Whltaand.”
The Lobster an Idiot.
From the Boston Transcript.
The best naturalists remain timorous
enough and hesitate to dogmatise. Taks
the case of the lobster. Poke him here, he
docs this; poke him there, he does that;
poke a thousand of them in the same way
and they do the same things. Shall we,
therefore, conclude that the lobster lacks
mentality, that he’s a mere machine; that
he doesn’t even know he’s a lobster? By
no means. All we can affirm wUh scientific
justice is that apparently—and only appar
ently—he’s an Idiot. The way to know tog
sure—is to be a lobster!

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