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The triib t of the Maina by the
Pbilistiae.a -
e b at o * Deada 1 s ed l and IIll
rm I~te hby thaslerd To.
ZR-set UMe.
" t. DeWitt T'lage delivered
the fOtsernearme is the Academy of
isrD e. N York city, on the subject:
4t'r t ttl*," -tsing it on the
Aar item . is ito Wr the marrow, when
tis Phiftabes amse strip tis stain, that
thleyl l b sul ad it three sons fallen In
seatllboms.-L arueM, xxut, .
Sose- of you wetr at South Moun
tal, of hilth, or Ball's Blat, or Get-.
tystbtrh on horthern or southern side,
and I a·sk yo-if there is any sadder
sight thaa wtle-eld after the guns
n·*.a ot Rig? I walked across
rteI +] d,]adtietam just after the
eadiot. X. l'seene was so sickening 1
0 l set dert i be it. Every valuable
.~gli 4hg ibahle taken from the bodies
f the ded6. for there are always vul
,tum- heetnag over and around an
'.ry, .ate they pick up the watches
and te~issorandum books, and the
letts. ind the daguerreotypes, and
the-addti ad the coats, applying them
te Otn-own uses. The dead make no
*esoisa40m. So there are always camp.
.s , IS s going on and after an army,
ýIs tn Scott went down into Mexico,
a: , aba Napoleon marched up toward
-swb , as when Von Moltke went to
There is a similar scene in my
i and his army had been horribly
to pileces. Mount Gilboa was
stly with the dead. On the morrow
se tragglers came on to the field, and
elifted the latchet of the helmet
fir0m under the :chin of the dead, and
Stiheoy picked up the swords and bent
them of their knee to test tVie temper
of themetal, and they opened the wal
lets and counted the coin. Saul lay
dead along the ground, eight or nine
feet in length, and I suppose the cow
ardly"Philistines, to show their brav
ery, leaped upon the trunk of his car- i
cats, and jeered at the fallen slain, I
and whistled through the mouth of
his helmet. Before night those cor- I
morants had taken everything valua- i
ble from the field: "And it came to 1
pass on the morrow, when the Phili- I
st'nes came to strip the slain, that I
they found Saul and his three sons fall
en in Mount Gilboa."
Before I get through to-dayI will show I
you that the same process is going on a
all the world over, and every day, and I
that when men have fallen, Satan and I
the world, so far from pitying them or
helping them, go to work remorse- I
lessly to take what litIt Jthere is left, c
thus stripping the slain. c
There are tens of thousands of young ii
men every year coming from the coun- 11
try to our great cities. They come t
with brave hearts and grand expects- a
apns. The country lads sit down in b
village grocery, with their feet on b
the iron rod around the red-hot stove, li
in the evening, talking over the pros- t]
peets of the young man who has gone d
off to the city. Two or three of them ti
think that perhaps he might get along tl
well and succeed, but the most of them a
prophesy failure, for it is very hard to
think that those whom we knew in a
boyhood will ever make any great sue- a,
see in the world. e:
.ut gar young man has a fine posi- rn
x 'ttiein»a goods store The month sl
is L e. a gets his wages. e isnot 0
aetanaesd to have so much money be- hi
leglagi to bllael He is a little ex- A
-:' r itd d doue not know exactly what aI
with t, aad he spends it in some n4
arhad to ought not. Soon there d<
osgpb opa audnaeg.uai*ot it
t1ar4 u room. and the ias If
`i ) fts esn that yua g bj
i Sateer ht the battle of it
an4 se" b=ale so) goes in
knw ha
31 a)
come and steal your sword and helmet
and shield, leaving you to the jackal
and the crow.
the But the world and Satan do not do
all their work with the outcast and
abandoned. A respectable impenitent
as man comes to die. lie is flat on his
back. lie could not get up if the house
was on fire. Adroitest medical skil
and gentlest nursing have been a fail
ure. lie has come to his last hour.
red What does Satan do for such a man?
Why, he fetches up all the inapt, disa
greeable and harrowing things in his
the life. He says: "Do ydn remember
those chances you had for Heaven, and
ea nissed them? Do you remember all
ha those lapses in conduct? Do you re
a in member all those opprobrious words
and thoughts and actions? Don't re
in- member them, eh? I'll make you re
et-. member them." And then he takes all
de, the pest and empties it on that death
ler bed, as the mail bags are emptied on
ins the post-oice floor. The man is sick.
ns He can not get away from them.
he Then the man says to Satan;, "You
S1 have deceived me. You told me that
ble all would be well. You said there
len would be no trouble at the last. You
ul- told me if I did so and so, you would
an do so and so. Now you corner me, and
ies hedge me up, and submerge me in
he everything evil." "Ha! ha!" says
ad Satan, "I was only fooling you. It is
em mirth for me to see you suffer. I have
no been for thirty years plotting to get
ip- you just where you are. It is hard for
iy, you now, it will be worse for you after
mo, awhile. It pleases me. Lie still, sir.
rd Don't flinch or shudder. Come, now,
to I will tear off from you the last rag of
ny expectation. I will rend away from a
your soul the last hope. I will leave
ly you bare for the beating of the storm. I
as It is my business to strip the slain. 1
w He jumps at the fall of a teaspoon in
sd a saucer. He'shivers at the idea of go- a
et ing away. He says: "Wife, I don't 1
id think my infidelity is going to take
nt me through. For God's sake, don't t
er bring up the children to do as I have a
dL- done. If you feel like it, I wish you a
ay would read a verse or two out of Fan- a
te nie's Sabbath-school hymn-book, or s
e- New Testament." But Satan breaks in a
v- and says: "You have always thought 3
r- religion trash and a lie; don't give up 1
a, at the last. Iksides that, you can not, I
3f in the hour you have to live, get off on v
r- that track. Die as you lived. With r
s- my great black wings I shut out that I
o light. Die in darkness. I rend away s
i- from you that last vestige of hope. It e
at is my business to strip the slain." c
1- A man who had rejected Christianity y
and thouglft it all trash, came to die. t
lie was in the sweat of a great agony, v
n and his wife said: "We had better I
d have some prayer." "Mary, not a h
d breath of that," he said. "The lightest i
r word of prayer would roll back on me e
s- like rocks on a drowning man. I have I
, come to the hour of test. I had a 11
chance, but I forfeited it. I believed
R in. a liar, and he has left me in the ii
lurch. Mary, bring me Tom Paine, a
a that book that I swore by and lived by, a
and pitch it into the fire, and let it b
a burn and burn as I myself shall soon ai
a burn." And then, with thefoam on his ti
lips and his hands tossing wildly in am
the air, he cried out: "Blackness of ca
a darkness! Oh, my God, too late!" And ala
a the spirits of darkness whistled up from di
r the depth, and wheeled around and ti
a around him, stripping the slain. T
Sin is luxury now; it is exhilaration tr
a now; it is victory now. But after at
awhile it is collision; it is defeat; it is yr
extermination; it is jackalism; it is Il
- robbing the dead; it is stripping the an
a slain. Give it up to-day-give it up! ap
Oh, how you have bees cheated on, my u1
brother, from one thing to another! or
All these years you have been, uader wi
as evil mastery that you understood in,
aot. What have your companionas fo
dome for your health? Nearly rined he
it by earousl. What have they done ox
for your fortune? Almost scattered it th
by spendthrift behavior. What have TI
they done for yoer tston? Al- op
most r• aed it with mei What tsa
have they daemfor ypor obasnriaaLosl sk
Almost las aitesmrt, haw., as
Whl, am . mep ud= wi
act corpses, and they rolled over the dead,
cal and they took away everything that
was valuable; and so it was with the
do people that followed after the armies
nd at Chancellorsville, and at rittaburg
*nt Landing, and at Stone River, and at
his Atlanta, stripping the slain; but the
see northern and southern women-God
il bless them--came on the field with
iil- basins, and pads, and towels, and
ar. lint, and cordials, and Christian
.n? encouragement, and the poor fel
sa- lows that lay there lifted up their
his arms and said: "Oh, how good that
pr does feel sines you dressed it!" and
nd others looked up and said: "Oh, how
all you make me think of my mother!"
re- and others said: "Tell the folks at
de home I died thinking about them!"
re- and another looked up and said: "Miss,
re- won't you sing me a verse of 'Home,
all Sweet, Home,' before I die?" And
h- then the tattoo was sounded, then
on the hats were off, and the serv
k. ice was read: "I am the resur
rection and the life;" and in honor of
au the departed the muskets were loaded
at and the. command given, "Present-
re fire!" And there was a shingle set up
an at the head of the grave, with the ep
Id itaph of "Lieut. -, in the Four
ad teenth Massachusetts Regulars," or
in "Capt. -, in the Fifteenth Regiment
ys of South Carolina Volunteers." And
is so now, across the great field of moral
re and spiritual battle, the angels of God
et come walking among the slain, and
or there are voices of comfort, and voices
er of hope, and voices of resurrection, and
r. voices of Heaven.
v. One night I saw a tragedy on the
of corner of Broadway and Houston
m street. A youngman, evidently doubt
re ing as to which direction he had bet
a. ter take, his hat lifted high enough so
that you could see he had an intelli
a gent forehead, stout chest; he had a
o- robust development. Splendid young
't man. Cultured young man. Hon
e ored young man. Why did he stop
't there while so many were going up
'e and down? The fact is that every
u man has a good angel and a had
angel contending for the mastery of his
ir spirit, and there was a good angel and
n a bad angel struggling with that
it young man's soul at the corner of
p Broadway and Houston street. "Come
L, with me,"' said the good angel; "I
n will take you home; I will spread my
b wings over your pillow; I will loving
.t ly escort you all through life under
y supernatural protection; I will bless
t every cup you drink out of, every
couch you rest on, every doorway
y you enter; I will consecrate your
tears when you weep, your sweat
when you toil, and at the last
r I will hand over your grave into the
a hand of the bright angel of a Christian
t resurrection. In answer to your fath- I
er's petition and your mother's prayer, t
a I have been sent of the Lord, out of 1
L Heaven to be your guardian spirit. s
i "Come with me," said the good angel n
in a voice of unearthly symphony. It
was music like that which drops from
a lute of Heaven when a seraph t
breathes on it. "No, no," said the bad
i angel, "come with me; I have some
I thing better to offer; the wines I pour n
are from chalices of bewitching y
carousal: the dance I lead is over y
floor tessellated with unstrained in o
dulgences; there is no God to frown on a
the temples of sin where I worship. t
The skies are Italian. The paths I
tread are through meadows, daisted
and primrosed. Come with me." The n
young man hesitated at a time when b
hesitation waeridMr, and the bad angel R
smote the good angel until it departed, o
spreading wings through the starlight ti
upward and iway until a door Sashed E
open in the sky and forever the b
wings vanished.. That was the turn- a
ing point in that young man's history; B
for, the good angel Sow, .he a
hesitated no longer, but started l
on a pathway which is beautiful at
the opening, but blasted at the last. a
The bad angel, leading the way, O
opened gate after gae, sad at each l
gate the road beane. rougher-ad the b
sky more laurd and what was pee~ p r,
s the gate elaated abshut oam to to
wlth e Jar tha itate/tetf it weald ,
etF 14.i teed 'hee ih
juwrtp tle dag~nr .S~
,urg Carmen stood in the door of the cook
Sat house, her hand shading her eyes, and
God gazed intently over the prairie toward
the west. The level rays of the sun
and cast a rosy glow on her brown cheeks,
anand gave a reddish tinge to the coal
tel- black hair falling straight over her
hel shoulders, after the manner of married
women of her tribe. Carmen was a
and Spanish-Indian halfbreed, and a
bow beauty. She was known at Star camp
er!" as Jake Ringer's squaw. When Jake
s at came back from M -xico, after the
ml' trouble about his knifing Longhaired
l Ike had blown over, he brought this
woman with him.
me, Jake was not a man to be lightly
hen questioned. He kept his affairs to him
self, and his hand was ever ready to
erv- his pistol when he was pressed beyond
iur- his liking; but it was whispered among
ded the boys that he had stolen his dusky
bride from her mother's lodge on the
night that was to have consummated
up her nuptials with Big Grizzly, the
ep young Apache chief. Jake was kind
ar- to her in a fashion that decidedly as
enor tonished the men best acquainted with
ent his fierce and gloomy character. As
ral for Carmen, her soft, blawn eyes fol
rod lowed her rough lord with the steady
Sod faithfurness of a dog; no white wife
could have been so gentle or so helpful
as this savage girl.
rd She had been alone for a week now,
the while the herders ware off on the
range, rounding up the horses for their
yearly branding. To-night she looked
bt- for them home. There was a sound of
et- bacon sizzling in the big frying-pan.
so The brown-jacketed potatoes peeped
liI- from their hiding place in the hot
d a ashes, and Carmen left the door for a
ng moment to peep into the oven at
on- the biscuit coloring delicately in
sP side. Carmen cooked well, and
up the boys found her presenbe a welcome
try one, freeing them of irksome stewing
over the stove when they rode home
is tired and hungry.
ud She glanced through the window as
rat she rose from her biscuit inspectidb,
of then hastily returned to her post in the
me doorway.
Far off on the edge of the prairie a
ny tiny moving cloud made its appearancea
'creepp snail-like toward her; grad- C
ar lly rolled and swelled and came
1sr rushing ov'er the intervening plain,
ry taking shape into rounded puffs ever
ay falling and renewing.
ur "Lacaballada!" she murmured, in a
at satisfied tone. 8
st At last there came a thunder of t
he quick hoof-beats, and then the excited
an herd dashed after their leader into the r
h- big corral. The heavy gates banged, d
r, the chain rattled over the staple. Five e
of hungry men sprang from their saddles, a
Sand, hastily picketing their ponies,
cl made a bee-line for the cook house'.
It They greeted Carmen with boisterous f
m jollity, flung toemselves upon their ii
)h benches, and without further ado be- n
id gan to devour the food set before them. C
e- "Hey! this coffee is prime, my Car- P
ir men!" "Some white woman taught b
ig yer ter make biscuits, gall" "Say, Jake,
sr you bet it's fine to get back to Carmen's 4
n cookin'!" vociferated one and another, f
'n as, the edge of their appetites dulled, C
P they began to ply their knives more b
I alowly. a
d Carmen paid no attention to their e'
*e rough compliments. She was standing
a behind her husband's chair, acting as
e1 waitress when. occasion required, at
It other times fingering in sombrero or al
it timidly touching his touseled cmrls. 4l
d Each man was duly supplied with edi- st
e bles, but the crispest bacon andbrown-.
1- est biscuit found their way to Jaks
r; Ringer's plate, until finally he looked t'
o up and announced: 'Tve had esmoual P
4 Now eat, yourselt"
It The men roes from the table and &
- scattered to their evening to aptio a, ii
.! Only Jake remained. $OahIalg 's the '
k doorway, while Carsa -es danrw to
* her meal of rofg .at at
SI As the blast n unaueh aue 'es sht e
0 toward Lih Lon b he toat4ot a iLi
C1 dS~S~~x~~ jDip.~~qL*rlrl i
j '~hi haaL~~t~~~
P ehhti'eEe hsw
4~Y~I~Jbhemamij k~8*e· the '
;ir-s-' p
· i sq
hr·a 8*il
~ hqOItmSIi 4 the
V. round the horizon, where no uneonm
mon sign was manifest, he at last
sought .his bunk. Tired nature soos
drowned his fears in sleep.
'ok Fiye hours later a slim, red tmngue
sad reached over the crest of the knoll
and that bounded the horizon of Star
eun camp to the south. It writhed this
ks, way and that among the long grams
>al stems. Another and another followed
her it, then a wall of flame, reaching east
ied and west as far as the eye could fol
s a low, rose over the ridge and bore down,
a with race-horse speed, upon the de
ap voted little settlement below.
ºke Jake Ringer stirred uneasily in his
the sleep, and flung a protecting arm over
*ed the quiet figure beside him. A glare of
his lurid light filled the little room with
the brightness of noonday; but still
tly they slept on. Outside in the corral
m- horses were snorting- and stamping,
to their wild eyes staring at the distant
nd but swift-coming danger. The ani
mals picketed on the prairie tugged at
ky their stout ropes, rearing and scream
he ng.
ed Old Tom Griffin, waked by the risingl
he clamor, sprang with' a botnd to the
nd door. "Fire! Firer!" he shoutei!'
s, "Quick, out of this, or ye'll smother 1
th like rats in a hole!"
As Four half-clad figures rushed out in
ol- to the night, and Dick Elland beat on 1
ny Jake Ringer's door, calling: "Upl Up!
fe if ye value yer lives!"
ul Roused from his heavy slumber Jake 1
stumbled across the floor trembling, t
Carmen followed close behind.
be One look at the oneoming demon
'ir brought Jake to his wandering sense4 a
"d "A back-fire, quick, you Idiots!" he s
of bawled, and made a break for the
n. cook-house.
d Old Tom laid a powerful, restraining d
ot hand on his shoulder.
a "Too late, my ladr!" he shouted above b
the din of the frantic, penned-in herd. t
n' "That furnace 'ad reach us afore 'twas p
ad even started."
ie Indeed, the fiery breath of the ad- t
ig vancing flames already scorched their ,
"We must trust to our good horse*- f
fs esh!" spoke up Dick EUland, quickly. a
A rush for the picketed ponies--ln '
e an instant more each man wts riding t]
for his life.
a Jack Ringer was first in the saddle; m
he curbed his frightened steed with
1 one strong arm, and with the other 6
swung Carmen's 1ght form to a seat tl
behind him. 51
It was old Totl who stopps at the p
corral, satched the ehtafrom its a
a hook, and, Singing wide tle gtea, a
gave freedom to the poor, eraed ere- of
gf tures within the walla. R
d Fear lent wings to their feet -thy m
le ridden and the riderless together
, dashed eagerly toward the dark north- bl
e ern horizon, whbre, ailes away, hlay
, safety in the cool waters of the Braes. a
No one looke4boel in time to see how, n
with a leap ad'a roar, the Jlan 7 e
s flames pouneed:.ea the desertd bul - ac
r ings, and, in" oe b short sok et, liked in
, up every trace at man's handiwork, as
L On and on, .maile after adle of dry p.
prairie slipping back from thetr swift
t beating hoofs, sped the leeing band. - w
Anxious tapes turned now and then to
to see itf they- kept their start to
from their evil pursuer. It was of
Carmen, eowering on old General's be
Sbroad back--Carmen, clingingk . ith wi
a eluteh of despair to Jake's sboal- be
r ders-who turned the oftenest. It
was Carmen who asrst noticed the short an
a distanee-so terribly, hopelessly short gr
t -between them and the eddying Sumo. dr
r cloud was lesinag.. She shrieked fi
aloud in bt terror, but Jake bade, her LI
Ssteraly: e cpragel It's only two it
Smleae atoe the riverr wi
0 ly two mileS-but the psp was to
i telling The work-weLar ad a
I poma were aligastmy d saia efy the or
lyingsr herd. J General, with his ts
i double burddna still kept his place ia as
the mon, but Jan counld feel he was ma
weakenine ph
emer eams erwemara swept the do- nti
atraylga element, slower and stwr str
M o mrve the psatingand strua 1
ing horses. bo
a afe- iasltfile--ew bts alm cyr a
see4.r s s5etr C auld they -ash ist tw
tb.ee wsa peesslug thqm elo~te ih.t thi
_-the f - usw a aIs ea .e. s
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last ethe Whisen lue as This revse
00 Week.
This is the time of year when moth
gue ers are wondering which will "go
poll first," the boys' winter elothes or the
Itar winter, and requires a skill born of ea
tis perience to manage without an expen
a diture which, reckoned by valve re
Red ceived, is extravagance.
msat It pays to mend and to mend neatly,
fol- even in these days of cheap sauits and,
10 though it may seem a waste of time
de- and energy to patch smd.darn garments
which cost but little, still the aggre- 1
his gate of these small savings, especially
ver in a large family, forms as item of ima
ith With trousers eternal vigilance saves
till many stitches and many clothes. If
'sl one can only forestall a break, a patch
ng, may be put inside so that it will hardly
ant show. With knickerbockers, which
ln- are apt to split like the sleeves of the e
at jaeket st the hem, it is easy to take a
Lm- neat seam if the break has not left
ragged edges. Carefut pressing is re
ng quired for all cloth darning.
the With jackets the points of wear are
s' the elbows, the edge of the sleeves, and
her the front. The elbows 'may be mended a
like the trousers, by slipping a piece C
n- of cloth inside, between the lining and
on the cloth, and darning neatly. The 14
Jpl edges may be turned in justiarenough a
to hold and then sewn together by d
ke blind stitching. On dark cloth it is of- 6'
ig, ten possible, especially for the worn a
place on the front, to buttonhole stitch
on with coarse twist. Should any white S
es still show, it may be inked occasion
he ally. P
he Nearly all laundries takes orders for "
new bands for shirts, and the work is e
ag done so reasonable that it is hardly i
worth one's while to attempt it at m
ye home. But sometimes only one but- h
XdL tonhole of a shirt is broken. It is then v
as practicable to set a piece into the band
and make f new buttonhole without s
id- taking off the entire striph The only t!
ir caution necessary is that in-cutting out se
the worn part in front it must be taken iE
e- far enough back so that the joint will in
y. not show at the opening of the collar. as
In The piece cut out should be ripped of ni
ig the bosom and the new muslin seamed he
and turned over level with the band, be
*; so that no stitching will show. t
th Few mothers know how much may T
r be done with tape. For theopening at O
st the back of a shirt, for the shoulder re
straps of a little girl's guimpe, for a
ie placquet hole, tape is invaluable. For el
ti a shirt, cut a piece not quite two inches th
a. long and sew it across the lower part m
aI of the opening at-the back. This re- el
Ieves the strain'of a sudden Jerk, such hi
e as all boys are apt to give. t"
r ""I despair of ever getting rally fast 51
h- black darning coton," says one wom- pi
ty an, "so I have taken to using cashmere sa
a mending wool for all hosiery. It does th
n, not. make so neat a darn, but it is tro
7 softer for the feet and it never loses th
4- color." The same aunthority declares m1
d in favor of darning flannels and San- Il
i. nelette. garments in preference to re
7 patching them. Hi
- The comic papers are not far wrong in
when they ridicule the averrge woman sh
w for not knowing how to sew on bat- de
rt tons. It is often the simplest things ar
is of which we remain longest ignorant. th
's because no one thinks it worth his fri
h while to tell as just how they should to
I- be done. ga
[t For buttons which are sown through
t and throuh, and on which there is HI
t great strain, such as those on chil- na
- dren's waists, No. 16, or at least not
d liner than No. .a, cotton is needed.
r Linen thread is not avasable, because thi
o it requires a coarse needle. and that wi'
will not pass readily through the but- ma
s ton. Double the cotton, place a pin
a across the top of the button and sew wk
e over it and through tha holes, winding
a the cotton around the button under- iyo
a neath after each stitch. Thus you ier
a make an artilcla shank, and when the vill
pin is withdrawa there is enough
.thread to prevent it maapplag when sal
r straind. an
For osat buttons, whether lasting, bill
bone or iery, the best thing to use is
coars twist, W you e g et tailor's sat
P twist, s·sile She better. Linen wa
a thred tetas gak, and beehnsn brittle ma
i afteraIiorttlme. Twist is the best no.
I for she buttiaa, and djoapld alwaysa
I be saed danble,-N. Y. Tslus. the
of thelun s whik for
ps ieor wta atbte i(lSrbf saltor - Pis
wes4S.· *saee the .e5
uIghek wfoq. snlida red- ale
deaitiir kbenthe wind. If has
I U g will elkyaf Ulight "
~*uest li4the should 00i'
thoof earn
adi ithe e thiret dos
Im e uiaiti wtwhen s~la
3 Itb 1 'ed proper- old
ntitied 6 "ar twb ibeh y,"
ta Mi ths a __
psiepkatt tl n of e w ead sor fet.e
neemas to th.s U etl table-it whit.
·a~~rC"~~i; m i
-Great iprov ,ts ,are beir.n
made In the electric launch.
--An automatic breaker alarm for
1oelectric railway eireaits has been in
ex- -Dring 1804 there were 1,000 pat
e- nts in the United States for electrical
r inventions.
-As a direct result of the patent de
delsion of the supreme court. great intl
n provements, if not a complete revolu
tion in the art of electric communica
tion throughout the country may soon
Liy be looked for, now that the Bell Tele
- phone monopoly has been brought to
an end, so far as basic patents are con
-Work has been begun at Somer
ch ville, N. J.. on what will be a complete
ly trolley road between New York and
cPhiladelphia. The company intend to
he eater to the needs of the farmers, and
a is having built a number of combina
tion ears that will enable the farmers
to carry with them small quantities of.
produce to market.
re -Iron, through its use for electrical
id purposes, seems to have developed a
sd new quality, magnetic fatigue. In
tests made of transformers lately in
id London to ascertain the open circuit
t loss, it has been found that the loss in
creased steadily for the first two hun
dred days until it reached a fairly eon
,J stant valueof forty per cent. more than,
at starting.
h -One of the fads of the new czar of
SRussia is the study of electricity. He
. Is intensely interested in everything
pertaining to electrical sclence, and
n reds eagerly deseriptions of the latest
is experiments and 4tpltoations in that
y line of endeavor. is said to have
a made several ingenious contrivances
e. himself in the simpler lines of electric
al manipulation.
d -French storage battery cars will
i seat fifty-two passengers, and, within
y the city, run at a maximum speed of
it seven and one-half miles an hour. Out
n side of the city limits the speed can be
1 increased to about ten miles an hour,
r, and even on the heaviest grades does
I not fall below about four miles an
a hour. Each car is equipped with a
battery of 108 cells each, divided up in
to twelve boxes of nine cells each.
These are united into four groups, each
t capable of supplying a fifty-volt cur
r rent. Two motors are on each car.
a -The very interesting and valuabin
r experiments which Dr. A. Blelle, of
s the Ohio 8tate university, has been
t making with regard to the effects of
electric shocks upon animal organism
a have reached i stage where a working
theory can be predicated upon the re
t snits obtained. This theory is a com
- plete departure from that most eom
s monly accepted. It has been supposed
a that the cause of death In cases of elec
s troeunton was the breaking down of
a the tissnes. But the elaborate experi
s ments which Prot Blelle has made
leave no doubt in his mind that death
3 results from a very difterent cause.
He has found by experimenting with a
r large number of dogs that an electric
i shock of sufficient intensity to cause
death results in a contraction of the
arteries so that they refuse to perform
their functions. This throws the blood
from the veins upon the heart and vir
I tually drowns the operation of that or
gan.-Cleveland Leader.
D" .e 3ad'5t lhxe o t t Ate Details
of cae asa 141 .
"Ain't there aid way toput a stop to
this awful war in China" said the mas
with an anxious look on his face to the
man with a blossom on his nose.
"Dpn't know of none," said the man
with a blossom. "If I did I'd stop it."
"Well, it worries me," said the anx
ious man. "Territ I slaughter, sold
iers freezing to death, troops starving,
villages burned, cities destroyed-"
"Can't you pay this little bill?"
asked the grocer's clerk, coming up
and handing him to six-months-old $70
bill for groeries.
"Don't bother ie with such trifles,"
said he, waving htiffo. "Can't this
war be stopped? smid he, turning once
more to the m with a blossom on his
"Why don't you try and see?" asked
the msan with a blossom.
"It must be terminated some way,"
heeontinued. "It worries me. Blood
is Sowlg, gore is being spilt, men are
tedrlg eash other like tigers, rivers
asre Sowing crimson to the sea, the
plains are covered with the slain,
-"John! John!" exclaimed his wife,
ranning in out of breath, "Little John
le has tfallean iAnto the well Come
home quick amd get him out."
'"Go call old mankSmith around the
the red-nosed man started off on the
run for the resue of Johnnie.
"That red-nosed man ain't got a par
tiele of heart in him," mused the anx
iosu-looking man, "not a particle. He
don't care no more about the awful
slaughter of that war in Asia than an
old cud. He's perfectly heartless."
N. Y. World.
Perilos Mimng.
The Carrara marble quarries, which
are four or five hundred in number, are
situsted far above the town, in the
midst of the grandest and most savage
seemap. The softhueswhich distance
leads to the mountairas disappear on
earer apprash. T1e* great peaks
stnd upgalast bt e sky in fantastie
fruas No b,. or verdure clothe
their iked iIe , g..$.w grow, so.
water iowa to f'r*NLls tiht soiL The
ein thomsad 9bi~ war wh. are buwy
s-eeS*ii'mat tmh
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