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THE HACíLK: WíUUnF-SUAY, SKI'TKMIiEK 5, 1U94-. iULLET-WiG(V bOLDíERS. Conditions Which Would NeoeBsi tate New Engines of War. The Invention of Ilerr Dowe Would Tend to Bring Out tiio Athletic Force of Mea In IJiUtlc If Fut Into Practical Use. If we are right in our reasoning, and if, again, there is not some latent but fatal defect in Ilerr Dowe's system, the result on -criare will be -a very re markable one. Since the object of war is to kill "to placo hors de combat" is only a less crude way of putting the fact new ways trf killing infantry and cavalry will have to be devised. The chanco!; of hitting men in the face at long distances with riile fire, says the London Spectator, will not be good enough. I!ut the only ways of killing effectively that will remain open will be artillery fire, close combat with boyonet and clubbed rifle pre forably the latter, r.s the cuirass will make the bayonet dii.icult to use with effect and ridi;yj men down by cavalry charges. The first of these, artillery fire, has hitherto been regarded as of comparatively little importance in the uatter of killing. It is often declared, Indeed, that the chief effect produced by the guns i -. the moral effect. Though not many re killed, men do not like to be within range of artillery. Pos sibly, however, the effect of artillery fire could be increased. In any case, and since everything is relative, the fact of the falling off of efficiency in riile fire must increase the importance of artillery tire. It is obviou !. however, that the chief effect of bullet-proof soldiers on the circumstances of a battle would be to increase enormously the amount of hand-to-hand lighting, liut hand-to-hand fighting mean's an advantage to the strongest and most athletic force. Now it will be Keen from the bare enu meration of the changes which seem likely to follow bullet-proof soldiers that a great advantage will be given to England. Jiullet-proof euirasses will give an advantage to the nation which canonly bringa liinall number of troops into the field. Lul that nation is Lug land. It will increase the importance of artillery, liut this should be in favor of England, for though we have not the conscription, and so cannot get men in large quantities, we can manu facture' as many guns as we choose. Next, the revival of close combat ought to be b. our favor, for English men are cort.:iniy better at the rough-and-tumble of close fighting than their neighbor i. T;. iafantry are naturally more handy a:i I more athletic, and the cavalry are, if not theoretically bet ter riders, more capable horsemen. An Englishman is more likely to get his hoivo t do the impossible than a Frenchman or a (crinan. If, then, I Terr l.wo's invention enters the region of pr.isi'ual warfare, the chungo will be ia Er,-..nd's favor. It will give us u chance to escape being pressed to the ground by hostile million.-.. In the navy, no less than in the army; the cuirass should be of enormous im portance. During a sea fight a great many thingo will want doing under a storm of riile fire, but will hardly be done except in one of Ilerr Dowe's jackets. A few bullet-proof sailors would be a go.lsend to a captain when lie ivas lighting hin ship against heavy odli. hi the field, too, the cuirass would be of great use to artillerymen. Since they do not have to march, but either ride or sit on the gun carriages, there is no reason why the gunners should not be very elaborately pro tected by means of Ilerr Dowe's patent material. liut if they are they will be able to work their guns in the open and at close quarters in a way which is now often impossible owing to the fire of sharpshooters. In truth, there are a hundred points on which the bullet proof clothing alters all the conditions of war. It will alter, too, some of the conditions of civil life. Insurrection against invulnerable men will become even more impossible than it is now. Again, the result on small bodies of men traveling in savage counties will be very marked. When the savage cannot wound his white foe, even men no brave as the Matabeles will find re sistance hopeless. Possibly, however, all we have writ ten is destined to be quite beside the mark, not because of any flaw in Ilerr Dowe's system, but for a totally differ ent reason. Suppose that the gun smiths retaliate on Ilerr Dowe by mak ing a gun that will send a bullet through hii cuirass? In that case, the proscnt c n.".iti ns will remain. We do not say that they will, but undoubt edly they will try. Meanwhile, all we can say is that, in the great duel be tween attack and defense, the latter, after lying hopelessly beaten for two centuries, has revived, and appears to have given her antagonist a heavy blow. Time will show whether we have to wait fifty years or only six months for counter-stroke. NOT THE RIGHT TICKET. The Boy from Far Away China Didn't Believe in Bogus Pasics. j A Los Angeles lady was recently en- ' gaged in drilling a newly-engaged Chi nese boy in answering the door. "Now, Sing." she said, when the dorr bell rings, you go to thedoor.hold out this salver, man put card on. You bring card to me. You savce?"' "Yes. rr.: diabbec," replied Sing. i So a rehearsal was gone through. The Angeles lady rang her own door bell. Hr.g opened the door, received her card, hi: pcetud it closely, then fol lowed her into the parlor and presented her with the card. While this was go ing on the door bell rang again. Shig went to the d cr. A gentleman was there, who handed his card to the serv itor. Sing looked at it closely and , -grimied. , "You no come in." The visitor indignantly demanded why not. "I shabbee you," said Sing; "you no foolee me. You no got right ticket. No come in." I OLD SOL KNOCKED OUT. The Photographer lias No Longer Any Need for Ills Services. Old Sol has long been unnecessary in the taking of photographs. Up to the present time, however, he has probably exulted in thinking that his uncertain services must be had to print the photograph. lint again the old chap has been given the go-by, says the New York Advertiser, and he is not now a neces sity at any rtage of the game, lie may sulk and hi lo his face or pop it out fro::i behind the clouds momentarily as much as he pleases, but with pho tographers he no longer "cuts any ice." Electricity has scored a victory over the old chap, and it is practically a knock-out in this particular line. : llefore pictures -have been taken in the daytime by the aid of electric light an 1 i t ni'fht by flash light, but to get a proof printed one had to wait until l! j next afternoon anyhow and some times longer, all according to Old Sol's humor. Now one can go to his phqtographer providing that gentleman has the proper apparatus at any time, even at midnight, and sit for his photograph. Not only that, if he is willing to wait half an hour he may receive a nice, soft print from the negative. The apparatus consists of an ordina ry camera, a forty-five hundred candle power arc light for the taking, a six thousand candle power arc light for the printing. Instead of sitting in the open room the subject sits in a sort of canopy, the sides and top being white and at the back the ordinary background. Instead of having the light shine di rectly on the subject it shines away and is reflected softly back from the white sides. Watches were held for the test, and a six-second exposure was made. The plate was then developed and dried quickly, coming out good and clear. It was then taken to the printing room, and after ten minutes under the influ ence of the powerful arc light the pa per and negative were taken from the box. The print was remarkably soft, clear and accurate. All the time taken from the snap of the cimera until the print was finished was thirty-two minutes, and ordinary materials only wero used. This relegates Old Sol to the rear a back number as a potographer's assistant. Europe's Unhealthy Cities. The most unhe-.ilhy city in Europe, according to i.tatLties recently issued, is liaretlona, Spain, one of the loveli est places in that partof the continent. One who lives in Itarcelona increases considerably his chances of death. Of every 1,00!) persons, there die in Edin burgh annually ID; in London, 20; in :'t;:e!;hlin, 21; in Nrussels, 22; in Iler U.i r.n l Paris, 23, and in Itarcelona, 31. Th? r.uul-er ( f deaths there in every .:)) ne.iple at the present time exceeds th. number cf births.