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A NATURAL RIDDLE Attraction of Gravitation h 3 Mystery to Science. 1 at r f The mystery of mysteries hi science Is the attraction of gravitation that rery force of Dofure'.that Is the most familiar to vu all. It seems traces .that the most familiar, thing in the Vorld should be at the same time the most Inexplicable, but so it la. ., Ia order to seeclearlywhereln the .mystery, consists. Jet us Bret consider ,wbat gravitation appears to be. It Is crarltatlon that gives the property of ..weight to all bodies. If there were no gravitation we conld 'Coat, like thlstle flowns aod inflnltely'berter than this tledowns,; for they,' too. are finally .brought down by gravitation. . It Is gravitation that brines a can Eon ball eventually to the earth, no fatter, now swiftly it may be project ed. The faster it starts the farther it ;will go, but during every second of its flight it drops the same distance Ter tically toward the earth," whether the peed imparted to it by the powder Is too or 3.000 feet per'second. GraTlta tlon acts on a moving body exactly as well as on one at rest: i It is gravitation that curbs the mo tion of the moon end keeps it in an ,rblt of which the earth is the active focus. -.7 i So. too. It Is gravitation that gov. 'rns the earth In its motion around the stiu. preventing it from, flying away Into boundless space.' Astronomy snows that gravitation acts between all the plants and all the stars and controls their, motions with respect to one an 'other. -v - - ' - Now, this mvsterlous force appears to Ve an attraction, as if there were elas tic cords connecting nil the bodies In pprtee and tending to draw tliew to pctlicr. But space, as far as our senses can detect. Is empty. There are no ielastic cords and no physical connec 'lions whatever between astronomical tadles or between a flying stone or cannon bull and the earth. Flow, then. Icnn there be an attraction? In order thnt a body muy be attracted or drawn 'there must be something to draw it. Gravitation does the trick, but com pletely hides from us the mechanism through which it acts. We can discov er no mechanism nt nil. When au unfortunate' aeroplanlst Vlrops from his machine nt a height cf a thousand feet be begins nt once to Jail toward the earth as If It were pull ing him. But how can It pull If It kBs nothing to pull with? You may think nt tirt tight that it Is the air which acts as an intermediary, but thnt is not so. Lecause the eiirth and the raoou "pnll" upon one another with a force cqunl to the strength of n steel rnljle 500 mile.s iu diameter. But there is no n!r and no other tanaihle thing iu the o'.-en spare. 210.000 miles .across, that paps between the moon and the t:ir;h. T'.icn. gravitation exerts the same forre nt every lnst:mt No mutter how f ist the falling aerennut may be de s"ti:d:iig at nny moment. grr;ltatlon will Keep on milling speed as If he h:id J.ist ntnrtcd. IMsreunnlin-4 tie sllj'it n-t.-ird illon produced by thp rov.istince ef t!n nlr, he will fall sixteen fret In the first second, forty-right ftet In the second second, eighty feet In the third second, gninlng thirty-two fwt In his velocity during every second after the trU. Tiora a height of 1.000 feet he will roine down in about tight seconds, and ! v.i!l strike he ground villi a velocity of about -"(J feet P'-r second. From a lu-lsht of lO.WJ feet be wonld fall in Bhol:t twenty live seconds and would strike w!t'.i a velocity of -luo feet per second. The snme kind of calculation can bj applied to the gravitation, between the enrtb and the moon. If the moon were not in motion across the direc tion of the earth's "pull" 1t would fail to (tie earth In a'.out 110 hours. Now. to return to the mystery, how Is th's force exerled? Is it really a pull. it seems to be? The answer to whli li science i tending ' that ln- F'e.ul of lifini: a pull, gravitation Is a pu-!i; In other words, that the falling seioiinut U poshed toward the ground and the moon b pushed toward the pcrth. Ou the face of it one ml?st think liuit nothing was rained by this t'..eory. because It seems as Impossible I hut a push should he exerted without a tangible connection as a pull. But the clew Is found In the supposed prop erties of that Invisible. Intangible, all pervading medium called the ether. This, to be sure, is explaining one mystery by another, for we know nothing about the ether except that It conveys the waves of light and elec tricity; Lut. at any rate, it affords a conceivable explanation of gravitation. Ir. Charles F. Brush's theory regards the ether is being Oiled with a pecul iar form of waves and that material bodies may Intercept these waves in Bich a way as to be pushed toward one another on account of the dimin ished effect of J)c ether waves In the space between the bodies. Garrett P. fervtss to New York Journal. . t ' - AA sW H M KJs fW m a .. . " H implifisd 6pMir. ; Lovers of simplified spelling sbonld paake a pilgrimage to Nevendon, In Es rer. where the church wardens' ac counts id the eighteenth century were faults delightfully phoneUc Under the Bate 1743 occurs the entry: "Osre Geeknp Kollins for bis gall too sheiini and six pens. Also bis close for the in sewing yere." The tnysUrlons word "gall- seems to signify the girl or daughter of "Geeknp Kollins." And tome of us who have drank the cop of feminine militancy to the dregs may ecccpt ctII as the right spelling. Lon l n Mali. Poetry and Pay. Toetry. It is declared. Is about the worst paid form of writing. 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