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THE JOURNAL. PAKT TWO. IKDIANA, SUNDAY MOENINO, SEPTEMBEtt 13, 1806. PAGES 0 TO SCIENTIFIC COMES. CURRENT NOTES OF DISCOVERY AND INVENTION. Mounting l*lioto;;niptn on Gl;t«n isoau- tltul Efforts with So:ip r.nubl«M— Bunted «lii»n—Tomi>crliii: Stoul—Sumo Notes of J-'clmirn. 0 put photographs on glass take four ounces o£ gelatin and soak for half an hour in sixteen ounces of water; put the jar into a largo dish of warm ; water and dissolve ' tho gelatin. When I dissolved, pour into | a shallow tray. I Have your prints rolled on a roller, albumen side out; take the print by the corners and pass rapidly through the gelatin, taking great care to avoid n:r bubbles. Hang up with clips to dry; when dry, sciuaezo carefully on to tho glass. The better the quality oJ glass, the finer the effect. Kumuvlii:: J'reclslos. Ledger reader asks tho best way to remove freckles. Answer: Freakles are a growth in the skin which is stimulated by a great amount of light and exposure to out-of-door air. Staying in the house or keeping in the shade j,vlll prevent them to a great extent. When once a crop of freckles gets into a flourishing condition it is exceedingly difficult to remove. Your druggist can prepare for you a solution of carbolic ac:d and glycerine, and will give you directions for using it. It.must be handled with great care, as it discolors tho whole skin, and should only be applied on the freckle itself. A preparation of dioxide of hydrogen and water in the proportion of one part of dioxide of hydrogen to about 4 part's of water Is an excellent thing for clearing the complexion, and will remove many of these spots.—Xew York Ledger. the cube, the whole figure being composed of six truncated pyramids Illuminated with every Lint of tiie rainbow. If, with u slip of blotting paper, you break away one oE the surfaces of tho cubic bubble, the original square wlU reappear, LaplH LuzuH. Lapis lazuli, a peculiar stone, varying In shades from tho sky-blno to dark 'bine, comes from various parts of Asia, and has usually specks of yellow or white Iron pyrites, which some believn to bo gold or silver. The fine blue color for plating called ultramarine is mado from lapis lazuli by grinding it into powder and purifying it from pyrites and other substances which are mixed with it in its natural state. As painters know woll. this color is now difficult to obtain genuine since a mode of making it artificially has been discovered by chemists. The difference In price is great, artificial ultramarine being soid for S to 10 shillings a cwt., whereas a pound wrlgut of fine real ultramarine would cost from eighty to one humired pounds sterling and upwards. The artificial cannot bo distinguished from the real by oven tho most careful chemical tests, the only means oC detecting the former being by the microscope, which shows tlio absence of the sparkling particles of the broken stone from w the real ultramarine is never free. WOMAN'S CORNES. INTERESTING READING FOR DAMES AND DAMSELS. j So mo Current Notion of |J»« Bloilw — A WedrtliifT tiown of Sntln lUiolionso — The Dust Clonk—A TnfcUu Gown — For Wht:i:lwomBn. HE wedding gown illustrated is oE satin duchessc. The skirt has a long, round train and is trimmed around Uie foot with three narrow metes of white silk gauze. Ribbons of white satin, terminating under bows and : bundles of orange flowers, are carried i diagonally acros stho left side. The ' bodico is full in front, trimmed with gauze ruches and traversed by two ribbons. The belt is of white satin, the draped sleeves of satin duchess, the sleeve frills and collar o£ gauze. Soap bubbles may be handled in a great many wajfc with beautiful effects. Some of these wo have already described to you, and we are now going to tell you about others, says Philadelphia Times. The trouble is so little and tho result is so pretty that you ought all to make the experiment when you can conveniently do it. Of course it is necessary that you have a good solution to insure the perfection and the durability of the bubbles, and this you may obtain by using white castllc soap and tepid water. Make a strong solution and pass It through a sieve to clear It oC the un- dissolved particles of soap. The- solution having been made, add glycerine in the proportion of two-fifths of glycerine to three-fifths of the soap- water. Shake the mixture well mul set the vessel away. In a little while a film will rise to the surface; skim this off and pour the mixture Into a bowl; it will retain its qualities for an Indefinite time. You may blow the bubbles with a clay pipe, or with a tube of strong paper, half an inch In diameter. II the latter, silt it at one end into four parts and carefully bend back the parts at a right angle. Now get a piece of smooth wire and bend it into a circle, about three inches in diameter, adjusting it on a tripod of the same material. Moisten the wire with glycerine and, having blown a big bubble, let it rest gently on the wire circle, to which it will adhere, leaving the pipe. If you shelter it from currents of air It will last some time. Having previously prepared a second wire circle, with an upright handle, moisten that also with glycerine and hold it gently against the upper part oi the bubble, to which It will adhere y> closely that yon may lift the bubble up into a cylindrical form, as shown in tl» illustration, and then drop it again fato the form of a globe. Another pretty experiment may be made with an outline cube of wire, with a handle attached. File the wire well »> that It may not be too smooth, and plunge the cube into the soap solution. On taking It gently out you will see In tho center ot the cube a sheet of water, very thin and' geometrically square, each side of which is united to the corresponding edge of the cube by a liquid film. Now plunge only the lower face of tho cube into the soap solution, and a cubic bubble will be formed in tho center ot Vonotlnn Vaulting Cnrit«. Venetian visiting cards early In tho century were queer looking affairs containing the calling or business of tho owner' It is whispered in Paris and London that something similar may be brought out next winter.' If any such NupoUsoii 1" T.OVO. When Napoleon was in love \vitii Josephine he wrote her from Italy that he lived in perfect anguish because he had not heard from her for nearly a week. When, afterward, he was in love with Maria Louisa, he had a coat made so heavily embroidered with gold that he could not wear it; ordered new boots so tight that they could not be ! drawn over his feet and devoted him- recess tor a photograph. It is only when a certain spring is touched that the picture can be seen, so skillfully is It hidden away. The silver matchboxes, decorated with the outline of a tiny bicycle in enamel, are also new and much less expensive. A TiiiTotn Gown. The illustration shows a gown of mauve and pale green lace taffeta. Thu skirt bis three large godets at the back and is ornamented around the foot with white rlchelieu embroidery, which THE JOKER'S CORNER. CURRENT WIT AND HUMOR, ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. Lattut Edition o* AaW Lanz Syne—A tlo Run to Earth — A Terrible Calamity—A Dro»aful Contingency — A Delicate Compliment. runs up to a point on either side of the tablicr. The bodice of embroidery opens over a full chemisette and guimpe of green gauze. The close ts.f- A COSTUME IDEA DIRECT FROM PARIS. (A Mercantile Card.) innovation is made an illustration of a Venetian merchant's visiting card will give a faint idea ot" what extremes the new fad may go to. If glass be heated to the melting point of aluminum, the adhesion of the metal is very marked. It is possible to spread the aluminum over tho surface ot the glass with an iron spatula. It Is suggested that this property may be utilized for cementing together the parts of glass apparatus used in laboratories, Magnesium also adheres much more readily when heated; but the facility with which it is oxidized renders it less suitable for the purpose; and the same may be said of cadmium. Zinc, at moderately high temperature, possesses similar properties. Ordinary plumbers' solder, alloyed with a small percentage of magnesium, can be spread upon hot glass like sealing-wax; but unfortunately these alloys are speedily attacked by the moisture of the atmosphere. Tin alloyed with ten per cent o£ aluminum spreads easily, and Is more stable, but requires a higher temperature for its use; and an alloy of tin with from two to five per cent of zinc was found to work well. It is advisable not to raise the temperature too high, otherwise oxidation becomes energetic. An ordinary soldering iron may ba used, but an aluminum bit is preferable. ' No flux is required, but the glasr must be perfectly clean. Scientific Notts. According to M. Leon Apport, the introduction of alumina into glasses prevents, or at least retards, devitrification produced by slow and repeated reductions of temperature. The presence of alumina in a glass enables one to sub- j stluite without inconvenience fora part oE the alkaline base its equivalent of lime. Tho use of alumina may bo extended to window-glass and to rirink- ing-glasses. It may be best introduced in the state oE felspar, Vegetables proper are thus classified: Roots—Carrot, turnip, parsnip, beet, salsify, raddish, etc. Tubers— Potato, yam, artichokes. Scaly bulbs— onion, leek,' garlic, etc. Stems— Asparagus. Leaves— Lettuce, endive, spinach, parsley, seakale, cabbage, greens, etc. Leafstalks—Celery, rhubarb. Flower-stalks Cauliflower, globe-artichoke. Marble may be readily cleaned by the application for twenty-four hours ol the following mixture: Soft soap, one pound; powdered whiting, one pound; and washing soda, one pound; boiled together for twenty minutes. Wash off with clean water, and polish, with a piece of coarse flannel. An acute musical ear will detect so slight a difference in tone between two notes as the l-64th of a semitone. This means that in the eleven octaves that the human ear compasses there would be. at least some eight thousand or nine thousand consciously different notes. A few grains of borax put into milk will prevent its going sour. HOULD auld acquaintance ba forgot And never more revive, ' Until a long-forgotten friend Asks me to lend him flve? Then here's the V, my rusty ,'•• friend. And give no note of thine, And don't go take a whisky straight For auld lang syne. For auld lang syne, old pal, For auld lang sync, And don't repeat this borrowing act For auld lang syne. For I have had my leg pulled oft By many a soapy line, Dropped deftly from the distant past; For auld lang syne. For auld lang syne, old pal, For auld lang syne, And please don't touch me once again For auld lang syne. —Boston Budget. A Dreadful Contingency. "Your money, and quick, too!" said the tall burglar. "For goodness sake, don't make so much noise," hissed the unhappy householder as bo sat up in bed. "Why not?" "You'll wake the baby." The short burglar laughed brutally. He had heard the old gag when he was a child at his mother's knee. "Wot if we do wake the baby?" said the tall burglar. "If tbe baby cries," groaned the unhappy victim, "It will sour the temper of my wife's pet dog, and then there'll be hades to pay." With a glance of deep commiseration the burglars softly stole away. self so assiduously to learning the waltz, of which she was said to be fond, that it brought on an attack of -heart trouble. He was cured of his love ior Josephine by her innumerable frivolities and infidelities. He never doubted the fidelity of Maria Louisa, and when the plainest proof of her intrigue with Count von Neipperg was laid before him he refused to believe it.—St. Lonis Globe-Democrat, | feta sleeves have medium-sized taffeta puffs. The belt of ' gresn silk is adorned on each side by a chou retaining a drapery of white lace. The cravat I is of white tulle; the hat of green ' straw, trimmed with green tulle., rose? and foliage. The Unit Clonlt. This sketch illustrates a dust cloak oi light gray wool or taffeta. It is held Pllil >"o Attention to tlio Bell. From Blackwood's Magazine: Sheep, to I am told, are just as stupid about bicycles as they are about everything else that goes on wheels. A young lady in Devonshire, riding down a grass elope, came across a sheep which was- lying down exactly ia her way. Much to the consternation of her friends, who were watching tho performance, she apparently attempted to jump tho animal. ,<Over rolled the trio, with the resulfrithat the bicycle was more or less damaged, the sheep's feelings were hurt and the lady got a black eye. "But why did you do it?" they asked her. "I do it!" was the indignant reply; "I rang my bell as loud as I could, but the silly creature would not get out of the way." Match IJoxos for .ISIflTdo Glrln. Until this year the matchbox has been the unquestioned, exclusive property of man. Never once did he thlnl« of such a thing as the fairer sex borrowing it. He may have had a presentiment of her laying claim to his necktie, but his matchbox—never. But the bicycle girl, who makes whatever she wants possible, has now laid siege to man's matchbox. If she contemplates riding at night she needs matches to light her lamp, and necessarily sbe must carry them in a matchbox. That is the reason that there are ary number of new matchboxes this year which are similar and more dainty than anything In this line ever seen te- fore. "Do the girls buy them?" a prominent jeweler was asked. To which question he answered: "Yes, indeed. The smaller sizes are mada 'particularly for their special use." The prettiest of the new matchboxes for glrle are of gold, with am enameled decoration. The enameling either takes the form of a college or yacht clu-b flag or it resembles a hand-painted miniature showing a girl on a wheel or the head of a dog. Many of these matchboxes are made with a concealed Sanctum Jtrntorlen. Humorist's >---e—What in the work /ire you eending all these mother-in- law and plumber jokes to the Daily Blowhard for? They are as old as tho hills. Humorist—Yes, my dear; but the editor who selects the humorous matter for that paper is a young fellow just out of college, and they'll be all now to him. WA 1M at the waist by a belt of satin ribbon, having long ends and loops In front and two short coques at the back. A basque of lace follows the belt all around. A pelerine covers the shoulders and is edged with two. ruffles of lace. The sleeves are of broche silk, the neck ruche of plaited silk gauze tied with satin ribbons. The accompanying hat Is of bright red straw trimmed with choux of white satin and black quills. „ New Boarder—"This rain Is good for the farmer. Brings things up out of the ground, you know." Farmer—"Gosh, don't talk that way, I've just buried my third wife." A Dellculo Compliment. "Mabel," said the man who favors free silver, "that young man who calls to see you remains altogether too late. It was after half-past 12 when he started for home last night." "I can't aelp it, father." "Can't you give him some kind of a bint?" "I did; but he said he had too much respect for your sentiments to think ot leaving until flxteen minutes to L" Ami J« Not M:irri(:il, Mrs. Henpeck (to Mr. II., who 1« reading)—Your little son just asked] you a question and you dida't even notice him. You ought to be ashamed of yourself, and I slmll Mr. Hcnpeek—1 didn't hear him. Mrs. H.—Oh, no, you never heat when a member of your own family speaks to you. You are deaf to the very ones you should love and cherish, —deaf to—— Mr. H.—What does lie want to know? Mrs. H.—He asked you what a hermit wns. jfr. H.—A hermit, my son, is a man v.'ho loves peace and quiet. Th* Difference. Small Boy—Pa, what is the differenc* oetwceii a pessimist and an optimist? | Pa—Well, let me see if I can illustrate. You know I am often discouraged, and things don't look to me as if they'd ever go right. Well, at such, times I can be said to be a pessimist. But years ago, when I was a young man, everything looked bright and rosy and I was always hopeful. Then I was an optimist. Xow, my son, can you understand tbe difference between a pessimist and an optimist? Small Boy—Oh, yes; one is married and the other isn't. A T.lo Jlun to Kanh, Mr. B. Asso—"See here, Mr. Rapley, I understan' dat up at dc church choir you called me er 'black bass.'" Mr. Rapley—"No, I didn't nuffin. I said you wus a culled basso, an' a fine one at dat." Mr. B. Asso— "We!!, hits strange how de troof gits cliscullud in dis conimun-' ty." Her Sucee»tlon. "Jabez," she said quietly, "I heard ye tellin' the other day now ter git this country out'n financial difficulties." . "Yes, an' whut I told was right." : "I reckon that's mighty vallyable information." "Course 'tis." "Well, I wish ye could git a chance' ter swap it off with some feller fur a receipt fur gittin' the mortgage off lh« farm." CouUI Sot StB""! tbo Strain. "You are a dead beat." At tbe harsh words tbe cyclist roused himself and opened one eye. Tbe policeman, bending over him, went on: "You have been trying to travel on your face." The cyclist opened the other eye. "I have," he admitted. "On my face And one elbow. But they could not stand the strain." And. rising weakly to his feet, ht;, staggered towards the nearest drufc • store, bearing the fragments oJ hii wheel with him. ' A I.cRltlmatit Klclc. "What is that fellow raving so for? 1 ? asked the tourist. ,: "Missed the midnight train last night," explained Rubberneck Bill. "Well! well! 1 have seen men sweat! and cavort for flve minutes or so over missing a train, but lie is the first one I ever knew to he at it ten hours after the train had gone." ' "He has mighty good reason, my friend They were more'n 565,000 in bullion and dust on that thar very train." They Were Saved. Flowery Fields—Is dere any demand fcr farm laborers between here an'. Squedunk? : Farmer Jones — Naw; I reckon th farmers hev hired all th' help they need by this time. ! Flowery Fields (shaking his partner); —Wake up, Weary! wSVe struck drt right road at last.—Judge. No Via Talking. "There's no use talking," began Mr«., Gobang. : "I know it," interrupted Gobang. "and the fact that you persist in talking after making that declaration simt ply proves what I have often asserted regarding the tack o£ logic in the f«r male sex. Now proceed with your l«c^ ture."—Truth. ' \fhat It Dottn't Do. Though "money talks," 'tis saf« to b»L Whate'er it has to say, ' It never has been known aa yet To "give itself away." —-Lit*.

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