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THE MOST STARTLING FEATURE OF THE PARIS EXPOSITION, NOW BUILDING, A CRYSTAL PALACE FORMED OF SHEETS OF WATER
IN MOTION
PARIS, Dec. 12.—(Special Correspond
ence to The Herald.) A brilliant idea tor
a Parlß exposition novelty emanates
from M. Zowieski, Hie well-know:: arch
itect of the Russian National theater
and pupil of the celebrated Baron JTer
stel. The idea is brilliant in Its concep
tion and glittering in the manner in
which il will be carrh d out. 1! tine, Ides
for the erection of a crystal building,
over which will fall cascades of water
from hundreds of fountains and jets.
The building will be made entirely of
glass, and will rival In beauty of con
struction and originality of design the
famous crystal palace of London, Eng
land. The Paris palace of glass will be
shaped somewhat like the minurct
topped structures that are so much ad
mired In Oriental cities. It will cover
an area of GOOO square yards. On each
corner will he crystal lowers and in the
center will rise a minaret of beautiful
and original design that will be an ap
propriate cehter-plece to the fairy pal
ace.
The Interior of the < rystul structure is
to be almost as at) ractlve as the exterior,
for In this building will be grouped the
most Interesting exhibits ol' the exposi
tion. Since It became known thai 'the
managers had accepted the idea for a
crystal structure suggested by M. Zo
wleskl, they have been overwhelmi d
with applications from would-be exhib
itors for places In the glass building, tin;
exhibitors well knowing what a center
of attraction the building will be. and
appreciating also the fact that a struc
ture of transparent material will lie
flooded with light in a manner calculated
to show off the fine points of the exhibits
to perfection.
BREVITIES OF SCIENCE
The signal corps of he United States
army now operates about 802 miles of
military telegraphs. The most notable
advance of the year in Its system has
been the adoption of a combination tel
egraph and telephone apparatus, which
only weighs sixteen pounds, and conse
quently can easily be carried by one sol
dier. With this apparatus one soldier
can telegraph a message to another,
while a telephonic conversation with an
other station can be simultaneously car
ried on, the distant operators only re
ceiving the messages intended for each.
♦ f •♦
Among the maladies' common to all
gems of color is one which arises from
exposure to the light for a long period.
They lose color. Tho colors of the emer
ald, sapphire and ruby are as nearly per
manent as possible, but experiments
made a few years ago in Berlin and Paris
Bhowed these stones suffered by expos
ure to the light and a ruby shown two
years in a shop window was many
shades lighter than its mates, which had
been kept in darkness.
♦ ♦ +
Experiments with the river water of
Berlin showed that cholera, typhoid and
all disease germs which it contained
were destroyed when bromine was used
ts a sterilizer. Tho mixture consists of
bromine, twenty party; potassium bro
mine, twenty parts, and water, 100 parts.
Three drops of this solution are required
to sterilize a gallon of water. The
slightly acid taste which results may be
neutralized by adding, after five min
utes, a 3 per cent solution of ammonia,
■f- ♦ ♦
Consul Duester, at Crefeld, Germany,
reports to tho state department a dis
covery made there which, it Is said, will
revolutionize the methods of Illumina
tion. It is an incandescent gas. A sin
gle jet of ordinary size can emit a light
of much more than 1000 candle power,
and fine print can be read at a distance
Df 100 feet. The inventor says the cost
for a light of 1500 candle power is only
IV4 cents per hour, while that for an or
dinary electric light of 400 candle power
'» 14 cents per hour.
♦ ♦ ♦
A* T.vnn, Mass., there is now In prac-
Dazzling Palace of Living Waters
The managers appreciate this, too, and
have decided to concentrate in thi: crys
tal building the exhibits that art of such
exquisite delicacy lhat the:stronger the
light the greater their beauty. Here Will
be seen the art gems lhat require no
shadow to conceal Imperfections, the
rare paintings, the curios of earth and
the treasures of the ocean.
It Is the outside of the building that
will be the greatest wonder by night und
day. Wherever water can be conveyed
by a line of piping thai does not interfere
with the interior, or exterior beauty
of the building, there water will be.
"Wherever a jet can be added or 8 foun
tain made to play without destroying
the general harmony of the whole or
overdoing the wonderful watery effect,
there the jet and the fountain will be
placed. The whole structure of glass
will be enveloped in a veil of liquid beau
ty. From all sides the water will spurt
up in rows of jets that spring from th-J
ground and rise over the roof at uniform
heights, to fall back on the building in
graceful showers of spray. These rows
of jets will (entirely surround the struc
ture, so that the visitors can pass Inside
the glass case and see the rising waters
through the crystal framework. Meet
ing these rising jets will be falling foun
tains whose water bursts from the roof
in graceful showers, mingling artistical
ly with the jets that rise from the
ground. There will be flowering devices
formed by the bursting waters, wheels
of liquid loveliness, trees of glittering
spray, new and novel patterns traced in
sparkling drops on the glass background
of the palace and fanciful figures Innum
erable, formed of dashing, leaping, fall
ing, bursting spray, each drop of which
i
tical operation a new cotton gin which is
attracting much attention. This is a
roll gin, no revolving saws being used
which cut the fibre, the seed being forced
out by a scraping blade clo3e to the rol
ler. In a recent trial a long staple lint
run through this machine was declared
to be worth 15% cents a pound against G
cents a pound when run through tho old;
style gin.
Another Danish expedition to the
j Pamir regions will be fitted out next
j year. Its object will be to make geo
graphical and ethnographical explora
tions in the northern part of the Wak
han valley. The expedition will boun
der the leadership of Lieut. Olufsen, and
will Include two scientific experts. Its
cost will be partly borne by the Danish
government out of the Carlsberg fund,
and the explorers expect to be absent for
two years.
♦ ♦ ♦
Selenium has not hitherto played any
very important part in commercial in
dustries; It has been chiefly known in the
chemist's laboratory as a curious and
interesting substance, possessing no spe
cially useful properties, It has recently
been employed In the glassmnker's pot
for producing colored glass. Itosc-tinted
glass is made by adding selenium direct
ly to the ingredients in the melting pot,
the depth of tint depending entirely on
the quality used, and also to some extent
upon the character of the glass—Whether
it be hard or soft.
A lovely orange-red color is produced
by mixing cadmium sulphide with the
selenium before adding to the contents
of the pot. The intensity of the yellow
constituent In this case depends directly
upon the proportion of cadmium sul
phide made use of.
A practical advantage attending this
process is that it is not necessary to re
heat the articles after being manufac
tured und to dip them In a coloring
mixture, as in the ordinary process of
making red glass.
♦ ♦ ♦
Dr. Uoswell Park writes to the Buffalo
Medical Jornal commending mustard as
an antiseptic. He says: "One never
goes into the house, or at least a locality,
In which mustard cannot easily be pro
cured, and my custom Is to rub and
scrub my hands with a mixture of green
or other soap, cornineal and mustard
Hour for about fire minutes. After rub
bing thoroughly Into all the crevices and
creases of the hands and nails by aid of
a nail brush, one may be absolutely cer-
LOS ANGELES HERALD t SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 26, 1&97
obey! the will of tho designer so as to
bound and fall in conformity with th';
plan of the muster mind that constructed
the sel of pipes and nozzles through
which the water passes on its way to
th - air. In the clay time, when the sun
strikes the gushing waters and paints
them in rainbow colors, making each
drop a crystal gem of constantly chang
ing hue, the water palace will be a sight
that tor loveliness will be hard to sur
pass.
Hut how can words describe the ap
pearance of the falrj palace at night
:inie, when the structure is illuminated
by the electric light in nil the most beau
tiful colors imaginable. Inside and out
it will be a blaze, of splendor?. Showers
:>( crystal drops will meet the white,
blue, green, red and yellow light of elec
tricity In every direction, miniature gey
sers will burst from the fountains sur
rounding the foundations of the build
ing and cross and criss-cross the daz
zling rays, appealing to the senses of
both .sight and hearing, for in addition
to the beauty of the scene that will de
light the eye, the ears will catch the
Soothing sound of softly falling waters,
is the showers of spray fall back on the
iystal roof and wash down, curtaining
the building in a Niagara of sparkling
Iquld,
The designs will be changed frequent
y, so that on each day and njght of the
week there will be a different arrange
ment of watery patterns. Or, if It is de
sired, the patterns can be changed at
intervals during the day or night. This
;S made possible by the skill of the de
signer, who has arranged his plans for
:he pipework so that by shutting off
J>m| of the Jets and turning on others
floral formations can be turned Into
tom that his hands are sterilized, no
matter what he may have been doing pre
viously. I have no hesitation in proceed
ing from an autopsy to the operating
rqorn if I may thus protect my hands.
Used as indicated, the mustard leaves no
unpleasant sensation, and one may feel
that by the lime It produces unpleasant I
tingling or rubefactlon of the skin its 1
essential oil has done its desired work
as an antiseptic. I have discardsd all
other means of preparing the hands, and
in several years' use of mustard in this
way I have never been disappointed or
had the slightest reason to question its
effectiveness. I might add also that it is
an admirable deodorizing agent."
♦ ♦ ♦
"Fruit cures," just now a fad In Con
tinental Europe with people having real
or Imaginary diseases, is by no means
a new thing. In the tenth century, an in
vestigator has discovered, many medi
cal authorities became enthusiastic in
their writings over the remarkable cura
tive virtues of grapes, while a certain
Van Swieten of a more modern date is
said to have "recommended in special
cases the eating of twenty pounds of
strawberries a day." The same gentle
mnn also reports a ease of phthisis
healed by strawberries, and cites cases
In which maniacs have regained their
reason by the exclusive use of cherries
as food. These instances rather savor of
the miraculous, but there is no doubt
that the so,called grape cure for indiges
tion and other evils is carried on in many
places on the continent, and that people
betake themselves to Meran, Vevay,
Bingen or to Italy and the south of
France with the intention of devoting
six weeks to the cure, during which time
they are expected to have gradually ac
complished the feat of consuming from
three to eight pounds of grapes daily, as
the case may be. Grapes are said to ex
ercise a salutary action on the nervous
system and to favor the formation of
fat—that is to say, when fruit of good
quality is employed; if the grapes are
not sufliciently ripe nnd are watery and
sour, the patient may lose rather than
gain in weight. Tho valuable results
obtained by a fruit diet in cases of bil
iousness are due to the fact that nox
ious germs habitually present in the ali
mentary cannl do not thrive In fruit
juices.
Mr. Howell's Misapprehension
A statement is put forth by Assist
ant Secretary Howell of the treasury de
partment, apparently designed to mitl-
pillars of water and wreaths of crystal
Hood into wavy twists, and turns, and
figured,
So cleverly is all this done and so cun
ningly has the great architect made use
of every opportunity to conceal the
pipes in his plans that no one will guess
that the glas3 structure conceals a net
work of piping through which, by the
mere turning of a key, the whole struc
ture can be enveloped in water. The
pipes will be disguised by every art
known to the architect. On the towers
of the building the delicately traced
ornamental work, ending in a spike-like
spire, will be in reality a water pipe with
a fine nozzle at the end: the framework
in which is embedded the glass com
posing the chief building material will
be pierced for fountain play and will be
water pipes carrying jets for the gen
eral display.
The visitor who gazes on the building
without knowing the secret hidden in
its crystal depths will be admiring it for
its beauty of construction and fairylike
appearance, when presto! the whole
structure will seem to burst into life
and loveliness; what was beautiful as
plain, glass will be amazingly pretty
when the glass becomes merely a set
ting for tho living liquid that envelops
it in a glittering curtain.
It is not, too much to predict that this
water palace will bo the chief splendor
of the Paris exposition. It will be the
most alluring spot in tho grounds by
day and by night, the coolest in fine,
warm Weather, the most attractive in
wet weather, for here, where one is ac
customed to sit in a palace around
which the water is falling continuously
it is possible to forget that the clouds are
playing havoc with the outside world.
gate the discouraging figures of his
chief as regards the operation of the
Dingley tariff. The point made by Mr.
Howell is that the responsibility for the
failure ol" the Republican tariff to pro
duce revenue lies with the public, not
with the law. If we had the Imports
jthat we had in 189S or ISB6, he says, it
would be all right. But the purpose of
the Dingley bill Is to shut out importa
tions. If the people do not import as
much under the Dingley law as they did
under the Democratic tariff is not that
acording to Republican logic, a great
and glorious triumph of the protective
principle?— Boston Post.
WAS A MARSHAL OF FRANCE
George Washington Had a Title Which
He Seldom Used
Somewhere in the south there is said
to be an ancient porcelain mug upon
which is engraved: "George 'Washing
ton, Esq., General-in-Chief of the United
States Army and Marshal of France."
The mug recalls' the fact, so little
known, that Washington was really an
officer in the armies of the king of
France. How the illustrious champion
Of Yorktown received that title arose
in the following way: When old Count !
Kochambeau came to this country it
was speedily made known that he could
not serve under Washlngton.as the old
lieutenant general could only be com
manded by the king in person or a
marshal of France. A way out of the
difficulty was found by Colonel Laurens,
who suggested that King Louis make
Washington a "Mareeha! do France."
So it was done, and some of the auxil
iaries so addressed Washington at York
town.—Pittsburg Dispatch.
Putting Pins in McKinley's Chair
Reed, like Caesar, is ambitious. He
has tried to be president for many
years. He is conscious that he was
cheated out of the nomination to which
he was by merit entitled on account of
the wholesale purchase by money and
promises of the patronage employed by
the political syndicate directed by
Mark Hanna. Mr. Reed can have, under
the circumstances, no conscientious
scruples about throwing obstructions
in the pathway of the McKinley second
term boom. Evidence is already coming
to the surface that the speaker is tak
ing time by the forelock with one hand
and putting bent, pins on the chair
whereon sits the administration with
the other.—Kansas City Times.
I After Christmas 1
| But Still You Will be After Shoes I
We are after your trade, and with a stock of the hiehest grade which we were
jffij enabled to purchase at 40 cents on the dollar, by the failure of a certain shoe
dealer. We can give you such prices on Footwear as will convince you that *-Vv
we are in earnest.
PRICES- SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING PREVAIL: W
m Men's j Ladies' j Misses'and children's ||
fvk LOT 7 Edwin Clapp's ,«7.00 Enamel ! LOT 525 E. P. Reed & Co.'s cloth !; 125 pairs Misses' Dongola Kid
<$i Shoes, double soles, (ft 3 f|j- | top, Louis heels razor rt* a<j f- shoes, button, (fl»1 AP £tt
m fot!!^ a . nd . c0in ...., W«"S j ft^.??.^?... Regularsi.so' J|)1.05 §
LOT C -Burt & Packard's Cordovan > LOT 521 E I. Reed & Co.'s patent j; 8 at svC
w Bals, coin toe, double soles, very best! leather, cloth top, Louis Same in Children's /\ wm
*R* and latest style, just <T» A mm m heel, *6.00 grade. «f)£. f D dzes U 2&
from the factory; JS4. IO i 1 Sale P riceY " !i
$£2 *8.00 grades at ▼ ; LOT 517—D. Armstrong & Co.'s ox- *' Sjt
LOT6oi-French Calf, my r-f\ ' blood.weltedshoes,coin dji m Williams, Hoyt & Co.'s Misses' cT
fg W.SU ;: $&*Z mA *: Oxford and Tan Shoes, S3 grade, $
WW LOT 51-Burt & Packard's plain! LOT 417—Trimby & Brewster's ox- j«1 nCW-gOOdS, JUSt F rr
French toe, Congress A/\|"» blood button, coin toe, «p from the factory, 1./ .1
m andßal SJ.UU f™^ de f «* V
sjj> $6.00 grades j Sale price ~ j , , ( • 50-
Edwin Clapp's and Burt & Packard's [ LOT 0381—E P. Reed & Co.'s cli- .0 - > Same in cni.dren s fl» | PA
*6 and S7 grades, in tan (% p late, coin toe, lace, reg- /% I" | Sizes, S2 to 32.30 Jll-tlll
and oxblood, We styles uUrHOO shoe. JbZ.is at V*WV
»"d mcestgoods, at.. £ , §aeprce.. 500 pairs broken lots, ffi
rv3 Broken lots, nearly all r?A 1 Mixed lots and broken lots of *ff"_ < , „„ ,- . „„, 1 J m±/v tIV
S££ sizes, f i and S-l grades, $7,150 and 55 shoes, slippers and / fIC ""5 manut : lcturer J s /OC *
romJLSOtO oxfords displayed at, pair.." < goods, pair, 50cand.. iW-
Women's Felt and Quilted Slippers, all styles and colors, from $(.00 to $1.50, would 2$
sell regularly for from $1.50 to $2.50. A full assortment of Men's Slippers,
1 F, F WRIGHT 1
Buyer and Seller of 123 South Spring Street
Bankrupt Shoe Stocks Germain's Old Stand
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