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THE AlUiUS. MUDAV. SEPTEMBER 20,1893.
Published Daily nd Weekly at 1624 Second
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J. W. Potter.
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A.U eonunnnlcationi of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, mnst hare
real name attacked for publication. No such
a males will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Inoymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
Id Rock Island county.
rRiPAY, SF.rT. -JO, 1S93.
A North Carolina wvinan only learned
to write after she had passed the age of
Now that Kudyard Kipling has
built him a now house up in Brattlc
feoro, it would not be surprising if
bo concluded to get, naturalized and
run for office. The Vermont climate is
said to be very bracing.
From the readiness with which
Thomas. Richard and Henry jump on
the world fair management, they
evidently imagine that anybody can
run a world's fair just as easy as ha
can an ocean greyhound. And prob
ably he could.
There is a tribe in Central Africa
among whom speakers in public de
bates arc required to stand on one
leg while speaking and to speak only
AS lon as they can so stand. This
rule might be profitably introduced
into congress now.
A Mkxicax newspaper publisher
finds that he is sued because he ad
.vertised a rival merchant's goods,
thus enabled the latter to tret the
larger share of the trade. It is a
curious view of law that this uon
kdvertising men-hant takes. Usually
newspaper circulating widely brlnga
more trade to a place, and if only the
advertisers get this additional trade
the non-advertis. rs have nobody to
blame but themselves.
TVn Vfani of Crime.
lssi "In the (Uiiamiii";."
Silver Threads Annnir the
Duly a Pany l'.losoiu.
Down Went Mc(;int v."
Ta-ra-ra linom-de-a v.''
Afler the Hall."
Mr U vel:mil uiul Mr. Stewart.
Whatever may have been Senator
Voorhees' nintive f.ir 1 hat tribute to
President ( 'leveland which he deliv
ered in the senate yesterday, it is not
iteeessury to inquire into it. The
tribute itself was so just, so well
deserved, so timely and so strong
that every true American, without
political distinction, will applaud
both it and the author of it.
Senator Stewart, who represents
the -IT.noo miners. Indian.-. Mexi
cans and Mormons of the rotten bor
oujjli Nevada, was continuing his
malevolent and disgraceful attack
upon the personal honor of President
Cleveland. He had been interrupted
ami rebuked by Senator Palmer, but
had returned to the charge. '-Why,1'
he inquired, "do the president's
friends mail. tain silence in re-
rard to these
which the public pres.- teems?"
.Senator Morgan. of Alabama,
replied in effect that it was
not necessary to break that silence.
Whereupon Senator Voorhees arose
and uttered these self-ennobling
I am very glad to hear the remark
of the senator from Alabama in re
gard to the assault which has been
made upon the president in the last
two days. I desire to account for the
attitude ot silence observed on the
democratic side of the chamber in
the face of the assault. It is that it
lias not been thought necessarv to
say a single word in defense of Mr.
('leveland, from the time lie was born
in New Jersey up to the present hour.
On my sid" of the chamber, and I
have reason to believe on the other
hide of the chamber, ami all over the
country Mr." Cleveland's defense has
been fully made by the American
people themselves. His great and
powerful career disarms ail such as.
vaults as have been made upon him.
Whatever fault the senator from Ne
vada ma- tind in Mr. Cleveland's ca
reer, the American people have not
seen it in that way. Whatever crit
icism the senator from Nevada may
indulge in, the American people do
not share that criticism with him.
Nobody is perfect. Human nature
is inlirm. The loftiest . of char
acters nre not infallible. I5ut I ven
ture to say that in American history
the career of Crover Cleveland, his
character, his achievements, his
honor, his patriotism and his abili
ties will stand In the foremost line
in spite of all the assaults which have
lieen made. Whether senators differ
from Mr. Cleveland or agree with
him, nobody fails to recognize his
stalwart and powerful character and
his high integrity."
True, every word of it. Mr.
Cleveland has already taken his place
in history. He is far out of reach of
the venom of selfish and unpatriotic
politicians who are eager to sacrifice
the prosperity of the country to their
already bulging pockets.
CHRIST AND THE SOUL.
When thou turi'tt away from ill.
Christ Is this ai le of thy h ill.
When thon tnrne-t toward good,
Christ is walki g in thy wood.
When thy heart says. "Father, pardont
Then the Lord is in thy garden.
TVhen stern duty wakes to watch.
Then his hand s on the latch.
But when Hoik thy son;; doth rouse,
Then the Lord is in the house.
When to love fc all thy wit,
Christ doth at t hy table sit.
When God's wi 1 is thy heart's pole.
Then Is Christ ' hy very soul.
George Macdoni ld in London Spectator.
The I'olso of the Cobra.
The bite of the Terrible cobra of India
is looked upon asiueaning certain death.
It is not surprising that experiments to
determine the n itnre of this awful
poison should :v tract wide attention
when they are male in a scientific man
ner entitling their results to le accepted
with confidence. Such experiments have
recently been conducted by Mr. A. A.
Kanthack. The venom was obtained
by pressing the 1 eads of living cobras,
by which nerve trying operation the
deadly fluid was squeezed out of the
The fluid dries very quicklyand leaves
a yellow substa ico resembling gum
arabic or the dried albumen of egi;, which
is easily pulverizei'.. The activity of the
poison is destroyed by prolonged boiling,
a concentrated solution of it withstand
ing the effects of boiling for an hour or
two lefore entirely losing its poisonous
action. A weak s dntion conld be ren
dered innocuous by being boiled from 20
minutes to half an hour.
But of course th scan give no comfort
to any victim of a cobra bite, since the
venom, once injected into his blood,
could by no possi' tility be subjected to
such a process of 1 oiling.
Ammonia and chlorine water also
proved capable of destroying the poison
if applied to it for a considerable time
in strong solutions, and carliolic acid con
siderably delayed its poisonous action.
Some hope had I eon raised that doses
of strychnia migl t prove a means of
cure, but the expi riments showed that
there was no foundation for this hope.
So far, then, a cuie for the bite of the
cobra remains to be discovered.
Yonth's Companio i.
A Sewer Gam Iestroyer.
Some of the English towns and cities
have introduced a levice for ventilating
sewers a Dunsen gas burner operating
to heat to a high tt mperature a series of
cast iron cones over the surfaces of
which the sewer gises have to pass on
their way out to the atmosphere, which
by such contact ar entirely destroyed.
In order to obviate all danger of explo
sion cansed by leal age, this new safety
furnace consists of a series of cylindric
al rings or segnierts, each mechanical
ly fitted. An intei mediate ring divides
the combustion clu mber from the verti
cal air passages foi med between the in
ner and outer ring of the furnace. Tht
heat of the furnace is conveyed to the
outer ring by meat s of thick cast iron
webs that form tiers of air channels
through which th uprising sewer ait
passes, and the burner is supplied with
air taken from the outside of the "de
structor column." New York Sun.
For the privilege
the French govern
a tax of from 10 t
no means gives c
willing to pay the
trousers. The gov,
fers the right as
merit. Trousers a
decoration given to
of the Legion of II
The only women
granted the right
George Sand, Ro
Dieulafoy, the Pa
Mine. Foucuult, t
and two f-minine
Foiirreau and La .Tt
tt 1 n TroiiAfr.
of wearing trousers
le nt charges women
1-' a year. This by
ery woman who ii
tax a rii;ht to wear
rnmeut instead con-
a tribute to great
re, in fact, a sort of
women as the ribbon
nor is given to men.
to whom bas beets
to wear trousers are
ti iloiiiieur, Mine,
le bearded woman.
lunette. New York
SffoltdltulKt Piute t.hi-s.
One of I'm novel hu.-iness trades of
Boston is that of a dealer in secondhand
plate glass. Nearly all of this glass is
bought by the de: h r from Insurance
companies. Tiielar- plates of this kind
of glass are insured when put in a win
dow, and when an of them is broken
the owner of the i-ijnred glass usually
prefers that tiie insurance company
should replace the "iroken piece rather
than that he shoulc be paid its price.
The dealer in the se ondhand glass con
trives to utilize wh: t remains of the un
broken part of the glass. New York
The inhabitants jf this earth have
never seen but one side of tho moon.
The explanation is tl is: The moon makes
one revolution on wr axis in the same
period of time that she takes up in re
volving once around the earth; thus the
same geographical region of the lunar
surface is alwavs to.vard us.
A business man of Canada of an enter
prising nature has established a '"float
ing bank" on Kootenai lake, Canada.
It is in a steamer which journeys from
plnee to place along the lake, thus ena
bling its owner to'sitpply the inhabitants
of the lake villages with banking facil
ities. A frog cannot breathe with its mouth
open. Its breathing apparatus is so ar
ranged that when its mouth is oien its
nostrils are closed. To suffocate a frog,
it is necessary only t o prop its jaws so
that they cannot shr t.
The Bombay officer of health protests
against the destructi n of the crocodiles.
He saya they are the best and only scav
engers possible of 1 he water reservoirs
in which they dwell.
The greatest coura ?e is to bear perse
cution, not to answer when you are re
viled, and when a wi-ong has been dona
to forgive. "The N wcomes."
Is the Oriental Dance to Come?
The peritoneal paroxysms of the dan
cers at the Chicago fair from Cairo and
Constantinople, from Teheran and Tan
gier, from Ispahan and Algeria, have
met with a prompt public condemnation.
Energetic criticism has forced the police
to action and the dancers to a compara
tive quiescence which saves the suscep
tibilities of the occidental audience and
the risk of the oriental dancers from an
attack of peritonitis. Accustomed as
the dancers are to their peculiar move
ment, it has been stimulated by Chicago
applause to an insane 'exaggeration of
the flexible and sinuous swaying of the
eastern dance, dangerous to the dancers
and disgusting to the audiences.
Condemned as the dance has been,
however, it has proved so popular and
awakened such masculine applause as is
certain to cause its appearance on the
variety stage. At first it will doubtless
be suppressed, as it has been in past ap
pearances, but the American public has
a singular habit of accepting in the end
with applause what it earlier suppresses
with the police court.
The prospects are therefore excellent
that the danse du ventre, which has first
come before the country as a part of the
ethnological section at Chicago, over
which Professor F. W. Putnam of Har
vard university presides, will yet be seen
ou every stage. This is, we believe, the
first instance in which a college profes
sor has superintended so remarkable an
addition to our amusements, but we can
assure theater managers that this east
ern dance is mild and meaningless by
the side of some dances and displays
which a study of the fascinating study
of ethnology will reveal to them and
the public Philadelphia Pr?ss.
Matches and Insurance.
''Man in (N wants some parlor matches.
He says these eight day sticks are a con
founded nuisance," the bellboy said to
the clerk in one of the hotels yesterday.
'"Tell him he'll have to get along with
the old style match," answered the
clerk. "The insurance companies don't
allow parlor matches in the rooms.
"Yes, that's a fact," he continued in
answer to a surprised questioner. ''In
surance policies of nearly all companies
prohibit the keeping and use of parlor
matches in any part of a hotel, but they
are generally kept in the offices because
they are in greater favor and more con
venient than the sulphur match, and the
requirements of the policy is to that ex
tent overlooked by both its holders ami
the issuing company. There isn't much
chance for an accidental ignition of a
parlor match to do much harm in a hotel
office, but they are dangerous things in
rooms where cariets or enrtains or stray
paper nre liable to catch fire from them.
'They are not only more easily lighted
by accident, such as stepping upon them,
but. as is not generally known, they often
break out in flame from spontaneous
combustion. You may judge how easily
this is liable to hapiH-n by holding a
bunch of them in the dark and watching
the flame that continually arises from
them. The sulphur match is not so dan
gerous in any of these particulars."
Another Walker Wanted.
There was once au American named
William Walker who played a bold
part, for a while, as dictator of
Nicaragua. He needed but sixty-two
American fighting men for the con
quest of the country, which was un
der his dictatorship for nearly a year.'
He was shot at last, but had given
evidence that he understood business
He was a propagandist of slavery,
and deserved his doom. If there
were now iu Nicaragua a good and
active man, possessed of Walker's
ability, he would find there an open
field for the exercise of his moral and
lyes and Ear
have we that we my see and hrar; brains, that
we may reason and understai.d;so there's little
excute for much of the si fleiHig that is tolerated.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Slecual Pin-overy Is fast be
coming ihe one rtomiizcd lemeily for all dis
eases remltirig from thin, impure erdimpo er
IrdUcrton and dysfopMa, scrofulous affec-tiiir-s.
l.v, r and kidney dit-oaws, tore and swell
ings, catarrh and corisnniiition. nre blood tffec
t'ons. With ptirifed, enriched mid Mlaliied
blood, the) flee as darkm ss hi fore the l'ght 1 Dr.
lier e's Uoldcn Mi d'cal Discovery is the only
giuiranteeu tuood puiiCer anrt liver inviuorator.
Sold on trial! Money promptl returned if It
ritesift lienef.t or cure.
Fits All tits stopped free by Dr
Kline's Creat Nerve Restorer. No
tits after the first day's use. Marvel
ous cures. Treaise and $2 trial hot
tie free to tit cases. Send to Dr
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia
Pa For sale by all druggists: call
Klecl.ririty at the Fair.
In all qn irtersof the Electricity build
ing are new and astonishing uses to
which the subtle fluid is put, sometimes
when only the slightest force is desired:
at others when a mighty and irresistible
power is applied. There are splendid
exhibits showing the application of elec
tricity to mining.
Leaving this bnilding. one watches the
electric trains glide along the intramu
ral road, or the electric launches dart,
silent and smokeless, about the lieauti
ful lagoons. Turning cityward, he sees
Chicago covered by the lowering, im
penetrabb? pall of smoke In-lched from
myriad chimneys, and wonders when
the equivalent of light and heat will be
generated at the big coalfields and
waterfalls and sent broadcast through
out the land; when cleanliness and quiet
shall prevail. New York Evening Post.'
The Nervous System the Seat
of Life and Mind. Recent
No mystery has ver oomoared viih Ihrit ot
human life, it has beeu the le;;:,i i -u!.?ect
oi ijrofe-sional re-e.nvl, Hiiil.-tuuy in all aires,
iiul uotwiihslandiug thi tact il i- no. gener
t!t:,t the sent
of life is hea
ted il, t tie ti p-M-r
,art of i ho
neiir the base
of t lie li t a i n ,
:nd m Svnsi
1 ive i this
portion of I lie
tem that e i'U
the prick of a
Tlrv-ont discoveries hrtvc clon-.rmstrated tint
ah , be organs of this Unly urk under li,o con
trol of tie" tierv,, ceulers, located in or near
the bi-! of t lie brain, and that when these are
der.tmeil I lie organs which thev supply wit It
nerve liui'lure also deranged. Vliu it is re
memlx'TvJ tli;it a serious injury tut be spinal
C ir.t ill c:iu-e paralysis of tlie body below
tiu injured p. tint, because the nerve "force is
prevented by the Injury from re'i.-hing tl,(
p ir.ilvzed portion, il will bo under .tinvj liow
tie t mnjement of the nerve centers will
c.t u so t lit, derail cement of the various organs
v. :e. !t I !ie v supply w i; it nerv - f uve.
T 'v.-i uir.1-1 of e'lroaic ili crises nre due to
1!.e l:iierfe ! anion of the nerve centers lit
the hn-e of tie.) l'r:;in. not f:o:n a derange
in .it i 'i:ii:iri!y oi iin iii!!- in t!i- or-run it
s'';. l !ie pronr. iiu-in1.-.' of i!iv-:"i:ms in
treuMns these diseases is I li:,t t:n-y treat tho
nr'':tri rather t' .., the t."i vc centers WluVli
aro t!' cnwi of the t roil! ile.
1 :l. fit VNK ..1 V :!ll.F.s. tle rMel irr, teit istwv.
! ciai: -'.!ias prufouutily studied this subject for
over , v .' .t-s. :iihj n:is nia'ie many lnijMiriar.i
dU -iviTi.s in connection with it, chief unions
t ii. '-a :'.'iii ; liie faeis contained in the a'jove
Kt.'itf meat, and tli.it the ordinarv met hods of
tr.-atM nit aro wrotirr. All headache, dizzi
:-. dullness, contusion, pressure, blues
itvi ii a, melancholy, insanity, epilepsy, r-t.
Vi.as dance, etc.. am nervous diseases no
matter how caused. The wonderful success of
lr. Miles' K.'stonitive Nervine is due to the
fa 't t h it it is based ou the forecointrp' Heinle..
l;i. Mn.r.-' KttsTouATivG Nekvink tss !uby
, nil ,iriii.-ts oti a posit ive cuarati v , or sent
d:r"vily Die. Mii.es Medical t'o.. E.khart,
. ill.. o:i r ipt'of price, f 1 , er b ttle. six
t be ties for t.". express prepaid, k coutAlGi
ii-'i!ier oiia:tsui" tlanterous drus.
Coffee & Waggoner,
To l:xtrmiiiu.lv Purasu! Auts. 1
The government of Triniilad has passed
an ordinance for the extermination of
parasol ants, so far as its power extends, j
Tiie pest has become unlH'aralile. In
fact, from the nature of things wherever
this ant is found a growing civilization
must wage war to the death with it, for
the creature strips trees (if their leaves,
which it neatly trims to the size and shape
of a threepenny Lit and carries to the
nest. An army of JEeodoma cephalotes
at work is one of the strangest sights in
tropical America. The column may be
followed for a mile, 3 or 4 inches in
width, a serried mass of ants, each cany- ;
ing aloft upright as a flag its green disk.
They will strip a large tree of which
they fancy the leaves in 21 hours. Kew
Where Their Weu.lt 1 dime I ron,.
The New York Sun has been investi
gating tho Four Hundred and print9 a
number of receipted bills of the last cen
tury showing that a Stuyvesant sold
handkerchiefs; a DePeyster, beans; a
Rhiuelander, hats; a Brevoort, pewter
spoons: a Beekuian molasses, and a Roose
velt, lampblack. Their plutocratic de
scendants may not like it, says the Atlan
ta Constitution, but if the old pioneers
were honest traders there is nothing to lie
ashamed of in their record.
Eye ard Ear Specialists
And pole proprietors of th 'acktorville Eye
a d Kur Inlirmary, will visit
- AT THE
TUESDAY, OCT. 3rd,
s lid rera:iin until Friday niirlit 0th. suml make
n turn v iaitr- nee 11 u on h.
Studying Our Architecture.
Tatsttzo Sowe of Tokio, a Japanese ar
chitect, is in Boston studying the archi
tecture of notable buildings the new
public library, Trinity church, the state
house and others. He told tne: "I came
to the United States rather than Europe
because the United States has the latest
and newest designs. Europe still clings
to the old styles."
A Singular Cornstalk.
A peculiar growth from a stalk of corn
was grown recently on the farm of Jo
seph T. Robinson, near Ringgold, Ga,
About the center of the stalk, where the
shoot first appeared, there matured a pe
culiar bushy ending about 2 feet long,
on which there were nearly 100 little
ears the size of a man's finger. Exchange.
They will straighten the lirst case of
Cross Eyes that apply fhee of
charge. Send word to
Dr. Coffee lias treat, d over TOO putii nts In
Kockford and Kri'i-jxirt and over KXi in ami about
Galena t o situation free ou fint trip.
He will straighten CKOS8 or tl'lNx EYES in
Keinnvi'8 CATARACT 'n two tnimite.
1'teryiriiine or film over tiie tye one minute.
I-idectimy two minntes.
Turninu in or out of lids and wild hairs, etc.,
r. moved quiekly.
Stopping of Lachrymal (tear) Duct, causing an
overflow of tear permanently cured.
I'olyput Tumors iu noe or eais removed in two
Opening of the Eustachian Tube leading from
throat to ear in two minntes .
Mi-moving TutiBils and Clipping Uvula, one
Kvery one of the above operation I perform
except cataract, and patient cm go home wiiu4
CATAKACT.PTERYGIXNE (for film over the
siirhtt. Opocities of Cornea, blindness weak,
watery eyes, grannla cd lids, chronic red sore
eye, wild hairs, entroptum or turning in of eye
lids, diseases of lachrymal duct (tear duct), tu
mors of eye, esterpation of eye ball. All enr
gicnl diseases of the eve and its nerves.
ACUTE AND CHRONIC NASAL CATARRH
in all its forma cured permanently. Orama.
polypus, tumors, hawking and opining, enlarged
tonsils, loss of voice, granulated sore throat,
DEAFNESS lean cure 60 per cent of these
cases. Can tell in five minntes If curable. I
care many cases In one treatment.
NOISES IN EARS I can cure in every cae.
DISCHAFGIQ EARS I can cure in every case.
BRONCHITIS AND LUNG TROUBLE enred
from catarrh can be cured.
i i o cLrs a-, yfcoi' cocoa roii'J iL. vr ; 7
I ... -aeSf AND COE8 FARTHEST- CJ
c uri aiiou Mr Uigesuuiiity, Jsirentrth, and Delieaev ,.f n
Perfectly Pure. tlilv"r-
W I0Q8. 231 Twentieth srrt.
INCORPORATED IXUEK THE SATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Hock Island, III.
Open d V from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.. and Saturday evenings from 7 to u7',.c
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Fe-so-v
lateral or Real Estate security. ' c:-
P. L. XITCUELt , Prcs't. F C. DENKMANN, Vioe Pres't. J EVFiiKD r
directors: ' i' "
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. nenkrrann. John Cruhauph. Phil Mitchell. II V u-, t t,
E. W Utirt, J. M. Buford, John Volk. c
Jackson & Uckst, Solicitors.
Began business Jnly 8, lfe90, and occupy tha southeast corner of Mitchell Ljr.lu e z. t
SEIVEE3 i ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDUP.
All Kinds o: Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and eatisiar'lon truaranteed
Ofllo anil Sio 181 Twelfth Strsst ROCK 1.LaMi
Establiehed ISSO ISsg.
ALWAYS IHE CHEAPEST.
Save monr-3 bv buying jour Crockeij, )ast'tJif. tui
lery, Tinwar-. U dwai. and Bmeht-s, fat tl e O'd iid
Reliable 5 n Id Onis Sror
.1a nfTSfJU'Si. 1314 rni'i
Manofacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gent?" Kim- a Specialty. IUpairins done neatly and promptly.
A share cf tour p-tmiiage respectfully solicited.
1G13 Second Avenue, Rock Island. L
R U. Hudson.
M. J. Pa keek
HUDSON & PARKER.
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to Es:im
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth ut. Rock 4sland.
Roek Island Brass Foundrv
m ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
All kinds of brass, bronae and aluminum brora casting, all shade? and tmte-e Si.t
a specialty of brass meUl panem and artistic work.
Shot kd Cftjce-At 1811 First avenue. rear Ferry landing, . Kl tE Ir-'AM
J. MAGER, Propiiftor
J. Ma CHRISTY,
KliOFlCTDEE! OF IKIBI HE
Ask Tour Grocer for Them .
1 t , y at jyt.
The Christy JT8TEB" a' it i t : r y -Inn-
i i-i k ij:
C.J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and epeciflcations furnished on all classes of work; also accnt for W;::. r I'a' :' f
ydin Blitids.sonietbing nw. stylish and desirable
Broadway, Cor. Prince St., New York City.
Refitted and renovated under new management,
on the fiuropean plan.
Room rates (1 a day and upward.
Restaurant equal to the best in the city at mod
Street cars from all R. R. stations and steam
boat and ferry landings pass the door.
HILDRETU A ALLEN, Frp's.
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace enrtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M- & L. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. IVH
WHEN YOU V '-SIT
THE WORLD'S FAI
Do not forget to 6ee the
hibit of the General Eire
trie Company in the Elec
tricity Building, tVe Intra
mural Railway equipr
with General Electric Com
pany's apparatus, the Elec
tric Launches equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Electric company's Arc
Lighting Plant and Power
Generators in Machinery