The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 8, 1894 · Page 7
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^'^W^^fSfffS^ J&OO&i, IOWA, '* AU& S, sp6n£e & golden frotite stfe nlfchte #HR tft'e ntte chfissfe: onlfr those ftho kfte» her power ^ To fllro result can fciiesse. 1re Httle fmftde, like leaf of feme, tears those deatf e eygsi ft toftgie lies, — A tftightte tifitolde doth lurke! My tadfre totes ye gain* oi Chesse, ^.Y$ fcottft contested fields; Yetta sfitieth less *hen hatde tnej' press Ttoff #hen my eohoete yields. Ab, If I dared to fcresse my suit ,, woulde she be cold and Rrate? Or*rotild« she smile in sweetness Saute, I doe crave? Mjr blshofe stood tnjr lots Shalt jpteade: _My knyshte ride oh-her qneste; My pawns shall hede her slightest neede: My -castle t'uarde her reste: My klnc, whome erst sho did dethrone. . Shall how awillinjre knee: . My Quaen'e- hayi one is Queene alone- She plays atto Ohesse with me! —Ernest N. Bags, in Oodey'S. Jennie Marlowe. W, OfcTtttt BtJSSfctt» CHAPTER i— "It's for sure a woman singing to starboard upon the sea in the heart of the gloom,.sir," he exclaimed, his Scandinavian harshness of pronunciation accentuated by excitement As he spoke the ;mellow .chimes of the ship's bell struck five times to indicate half-past ten. The captain emptied his glass, put down his pipe and went on deck. I followed him. The night lay the blacker against the sis-lit for the contrast of the cheerful lamp-light in the cabin, but .after a little one saw t. star or two trembling between the squares of the rigging and the ebon line of the •ocean in the west, where there was a sort of falntness in the sky, with a keener gleam in the luminaries there -as though wind was coming from that quarter. The captain went to the starboard rail a little before the itnizzen-rigginp and listened. The second mate in a minute cried: "There, sir; dy'e hear it?" "1 caught it," said L "Yes," exclaimed Captain Chris- •tlan, "a twang as of a Jews-harp. What is it?" But my younger and perhaps finer -ear found something very different from that in the thin, apparently distant sound. It was: a woman's or •a boy's voice lifted fitfully in song. It came and went, and came and wont again while 'we might have •counted twenty, bending our ears with breathless attention to the black water whence it proceeded. The • cao-tain'called to-his servant, to hand him up a .binocular glass, with which patiently and carefully swept the tater from the cathead to abeam. |"I see nothing," he exclaimed. 'Hark! Hear the voice again!" I Vied. 'Ay, • and by the bones of «ny ^grandfather it is a voice. ;too! , A ' Roman's voice, and we're nearing it, jr I'm very much mistaken," cried 'ihristian in accents, that trembled ithastonishment. "Wheel-there?" he bawled. "Let her come to." CHAPLEItn. : In a few minutes the voice sounded again, this time seemingly close aboard, and as one might judge "by the sound of it almost ahead, leaned over the side seeking to pierce the obscurity, but to no pur- .pose. There was nothing to be seen. ''Quarter-deok there," shouted a .rough voice from the forecastle, "there's a woman singing just off the bow off here, sir." ••D'ye.see any signs df what she's •aboard of?',' shouted the captain. "No, sir," answered the looKout; "only a minute agone I thought I caught sight of a sort of blot that might be a ship's boat—but I don't see anything of it now." As the echoes of the seaman's .gruff voice died away in the canvas ^aloft the sound of a woman singing '" upon tho water again arose. , Nothing wilder and stranger could be imagined. The darkness' of the night put such a quality of mystery ' and awe into the strange, timeless, sighing utterance that one listened to it as to a splint, "Can't ba a U8,h!" cried the qap» tain, "We shall be into it in a minute whatever it is. Get your topsail to the mast, Mi 1 . Jansen. Smartly, now. Here's a job that must be looked into," Again the wild and plaintive notes game floating off the water with startling distinctness -qow. The naked feet of the watch slapped the 'deck as their shadowy forms fled ' from rppe to rope. Delicate as was " " bi'Qejse, our progress to it, so was .our clipper keel, had been J'faip tftree knots in the hour; th,Q booking of th§ yards on the instantly arrested the way t a.n$*- key, pallid waved under "'toe.' djm stars as fully as ttWJJjRh/ -she/, anchor, • T}>e 'saiioyp ? sides staving; we ( whp. vrag . „ _ pressed pla^K $q tfo'e" whitg the ship, and it was like a well tg glance., o.yev tlje ft t the Jft th^y threw,- tf ^ T * ' !•** '" $V«W4T*^f%*«i?« 1 '^f-OS ^'fyMptf* ^ ' , ;:>wll^^ wa ^F;' ol soft of groan from thd mefi. "By heaqen, but it's a thing that don't seem lucky though!" cried the aptain. The portfires burned out, and the ocean plunged into, darkness as OpaatrS to the vision as the night to the eye aftet 4 a flash of lightning, tnstafatty the singing recommenced. There was ho melody, no meaning in the notes. It was as if a little child sung to her doll, the voice being a woman's. "Mr. Janseo,* cried the captain. "Sir?'* "Get lanterns along. Stand by with another port-fire and send some hands aft to the quarter boat here." The commotion, such as it was* had aroused the watch below. The tall, black'bearded mate had risen like an ostrich through the companion hatch, and most of the ship's company were now on deck. The excitement of this incident had got a strong hold of the men. and With man-of-warlike promptitude there were lanterns flashing in the gangway, a port-fire sparkling and hissing over the forecastle rail, and she Lady Charlotte's" starboard quarter-boat in the water urged to where the black form of the mystertous little fabric showed, by four rowers in charge of the second mate. The blue glare spread a broad circumference of ghastly shoett over the the water, in the midst of which we could see our boat approach the other, and then make for the ship again. Once more the port-fire expired, and the blackness rolled down to us like a thunder-cloud again, but there were lights enough aboard us to direct the boat's crew, and we could very easily discern their approach by the gathering brilliance of tho phosphoric fires which flashed up under their lifted and falling oars, and girdled the boat liko a band of emeralds, "Have ye got the poor woman all right?" shouted Captain Christian from tho gangway. "All right, sir," came the answer from the second mate. In a few minutes she was handed up on deck. She stood motionless on being released from the grasp which had lifted her odor the side, saving her head which she turned to and fro, staring from one lantern to another as if there was nothing worth looking at but the flames of them. The light was too puzzling, too thin, too conflicting no enable mo to view her with any clearness. All that I could distinguish was that she was a woman of the average stature with a wonderful growth of yellow hair floating down over her bosom, whilst a portion of it was still confined to the back of her head by a comb. She looked to be clothed in a sort of dressing- gown. Her feet were naked and in lifting her arm;in ;a;strauge flourishing way ;to her head thec sleeve, fell and exposed;the. limb.',, white and polished as ivory, in the lantern light bare to above the elbow. "See the boat overhauled. Mr. Marling, will ye?" exclaimed the captain, "and report whatever you find in her, and look for a name. Get the quarter-boat : to the davits, Mr. Jansen, and swing the main- topsail. Mr. Furlong, perhaps you will accompany me and this lady below? Madam, allow me to lead you to the cabin." She started as though not understanding him, while she took her hair in both hands and llung it with a dramatic gesture over her back. She then laughed most piteousiy, and pointed to her lips with a' shake of her head which she followed .by clasping her hands in a gesture of entreaty. "Thirst!" I cried, "For God's sake, dear lady, let us take you below." I gently grasped her by the hand, and she walked with me without a moment's hesitation or rebellion. By the light that streamed through the open sky-light I spied her staring 1 atwe, frowning and smiling all in a breath as it were, with a movement as of whispering to herself in her lips, over which she once or twice passed the knuckle ( of her forefinger. I retained hep hand, going down the companion steps first, and the captain followed us. »<You will know this sort of suffering better than I, Captain Christian," J exclaimed, "she needs d-rink. Hoyv much should, she have?" The skipper, without answering,' took a tumbler f r pm. a, swinging tray and a little less, than, half, filled it with sherry and water, She watched him, smiling and. whispering, and when h§ gxtQodeii the glass she snatohed ^'/pjRPj him. pas/fipnatHy and. emptied it, then gunk •" with a de§p sigh upon a ippker clpse against the table u,po.U which, j|he .leaned, her bi'pw with a" queer ,epH ,Ql un* , ^ sobbing a* Qoe WQroeut wb4i§ gased. down, then glancing wp at roe tP'tbe captain wit& and it floated like • a.sun-touched waterf-all upon her back. From tittle to time she would start violently and send a sweeping yet blind sort of look around her. Whenever bet eyes met mine she smMed. O(S- oasionally she would lay down hsfr knife and fork and talk to herselft then readdress herself to her food with a sudden hurry and an hysterical lift of her eyebrows. Captain Christian waited till she had made an end of her meal to address her. He stared at her with curiosity and astonishment, with frequent glances at me. Her beauty, the meagerness and disorder of her apparel, the insanity in her smiles and the brilliance of her wandering eyes embarrassed the plain old sailor. Ho stood gazing whHst I waited for him to question her. Suddenly the long legs of our de- spairful chief inate showed in the companion-way. He approached, cap in hand, and stood at the table Viewing the girl carelessly, as though, as an incident of ocean life, she had already become commonplace through familiarity. "The boat has been thoroughly overhauled, sir," said he. "There's tho dead body of a sailor in the bottom of her; there's some ship's bread in the locker and in the stern sheets;.but the breaker's empty. 11 "Sure tho man's dead," Mr. Marling 1 .'" "Stone dead, sir: cold and stiff." "Can you tell mo how this-trouble came to happen to you, ma'am i )1> inquired the captain, addressing the girl respectfully, with even something of apprehension in his voice. She had been staring hard : at Mr. Marling and did not seemingly know that tho captain spoke to her. "I fear her mind is gone," I whispered softly to the skipper. "She does not understand you." She suddenly burst into a. loud laugh full of madness, whilst sho kept her fiery eye fixed upon Mr. Marling. The tall mate turned of a deep red and drew away from tha table. "Is this female's boat to be cast adrift, sir?' 1 he asked. "No," answered the captain, "if it's in good condition lell Mr. Jausen to got it hoisted inboard; set a couple of hands to secure a •weight to the feet of the body*.and let it slip quietly." The mate went up the step!?, and the girl followed him with another wild laugh as his long legs vanished. The captain asked mo<to try to get her to talk to us. Possibly;' 'he noticed as I did that whenever her glance met mine she smiled''.with a sweetness that seemed to soften, almost to extinguish the lunatic gleam of her eye, whilst something; like; a quality of meaning and intelligence entered her white and hag-gard face. So far she ;had. no« uttered a syllable. Buti we" might, know'that-she \vas not dumb by having- hearii 'her sing.x 1 Pu 'my asking .jhgr'-.her;'-njame she eyed?; jme gravely, frowned : ''and shook her hertd, and' answered, '•! don't know." I tried her with other questions; asked her if she could remember the nature of the disaster that had befallen her ship; how long she had been adrift, whether the man that was found doad had been her only companion; from what port she bad sailed; whether she was English or Colonial, and so on, trusting- by such inquiries to touch some chord of memory. Sho frowned, she shook her head, once the tears gushed into her eyes, often she smiled almost imbecilely, occasionally uttered a loud, inconsequential laugh, and had nothing to 'answer but "1 don't know." or, "I cannot tell who I am," and then she would smile, and once she whipped round upon Captain Christian," and in a voice that rope almost to a shriek cried out, "I am dead! but that poor fellow could not tell a spirit if be saw one. 1 ' She gave a short, loud laugh aVsbo said this, then rose and was walking in an aimless way to the companion-ladder when I lightly put my hand upon her shoulder, 1 [TO BE CONTINUED.] JVItwinge In Hlgrli lAte, There are people in New York who toady after the rich. The following conversation took place in a Third avenue street oar: »'So youv sister is married?" "Yes, and she did very well— splendid. You have heard of Van- dei-bilt?" »*Oh, yes, Pid she mavry into that family?" , , "Well, yes, so to speak- She married a nephew of Vandefbilt's chief p'oojc, He is the driver pf a street car, "<-—Texas Sittings, , ails these A (JrJeYmwe in <4'(i UH§ tip kpQ grumbled, always «ar§ ol ttt^n, but lo'ah't §9p weU »ey wp^e, " 4on't yjcm 'ia'te then* bao.!? to ot?" ira^Muuuwjuw ^g^WWlft^tte^' >aat',fthat KVfhe n '- ft H t waa .wnll -jMtlS'Wwyflj; bEMOCRATS MEET IN CONVENTION. STATE and and the the very begun Horatio p. Dal* Nominated tot Stu-ttt&tf of state--fh«i Pl&tiottii. JDB9 MOINKS, August 2.—Yesterday at io ft. to.. Chairman Fallen of the state central C6ihmittee tailed the convention to order, and Dr. Frisbie invoked the dlcine blessing. J. M. Parsous of Lyons county was announced as temporary chairman and Will A. Wells of Sioux county as secretary. Mr. Parsons was introduced and addressed the convention in a speech very acceptable to the convention. Upon call Of districts the following were announced aS the committee on resolutions: First district, J. J. MeeHey of Des Moines; Second,. W. O. Schmidt of Scott: Third, Carl F. Couch of Blackhawk; Fouith. John Clijargett of Cewo Oordo: Fifth, James Morrison, of Taina; Sixth, U. H. Mackey of Keoktik; Seventh, H. A. Nash of Dallas; Eighth, W. E. Mitchell of Fremont; Ninth, C. F. Swift of Shelby: Tenth. Phil Shumberger of Crawford; Eleventh, T. D. Higgs of Buena Vista. The state central committee was aii- houuced as follows: First district, A. E. Johnstone of Lee; Second. C. S. Ranck of Johnson; Third, W- H. Chamberlain of Buchanan, (to fill vacancy); Fourth, John Foley of Chickasaw; Fifth, John Bautn of Bentou, (holds over); Sixth, C. A. Walsh of Wapello. (holds over); Seventh, Henry Eiegelman of Polk: Eighth, E. W. Curry of Decatur; Ninth. C. F. Chase of Cass;Tenth, John McCarthy of Greene; Eleventh, T. D. Higgs of Busnu Vista. Iho convention then took a recess till 1:80 p. m., at which time the committee on permanent organization reported Ex-Governor Boies as permanent chairman and ^continuing the other officers of the temporary organization. Upon taking the gavel the ex-governor delivered a characteristic address to the convention which elicited frequent and hearty applause. The following ticket was named, each selection being by acclamation: Secretarv of stnte, H. V. Dale of Des Moines; auditor. John Whltfleld of Stuart; treasurer, L. W. White of Corydon; supreme judges, John Cliggitt of Mason City and Ed. W. Mitchell ol' Sidney ;• attorney general, J. D. F. Smith of Cherokee; railroad commissioner, W. L. Parker of Sibley; reporter supreme court,'J. J. Shea of Council Bluffs; clerk supreme court, T. R. North of Adel. , The platform was adopted as follows: First—The democratic party of tho state of Iowa, ill state convention assembled, declare the following platform of principles: We reaffirm the platform of the national democratic convention of 189!i and demand of our representatives in congress that they carry out the same in good faith, by ^giving us a tarirt' law that will lay th"e duties on imports for revenue alone, thereby destroy trusts, combines organizations that have been robbing people and depleting the treasury of nation, that has destroyed our commerce .with the world'at large, driven our ships from the high seas. that. h.as filled .our country to overflowing with'the pauper labor of Europe, that has bred'anarchy, confusion, unrest and disloyalty through, out the laud, made war between capital and labor, that has sowed the seed of war. iand rebellion among the people, that chas brought ruin to the • business. interests i;Ot the country and want to millions of our )peopie v/ho seek to earn an honest living by industry; again we say-to' cbngreps' 're- .deem the pledges made to the people and for all time.make an end of paternal and; •class legislation.. ., , Second—We recommend, the administration of President 'Cleveland for the ability, • .i'wisdbm and patriotism, shown in dealing with matters of public interest. In the treatment ol: great public questions it has beeh'marked by a comprehensive understanding of the necessities of. the peo'ploi and a'sincere desire to, as far as practicable, mtet every just aud proper demand. We especially approve of the present administration m its-alfort to reduce the expenditures of the • general government, for the lopping offi.of many useless officeholders, foi; its firm and wise policy toward the other nations and countries -of the world. And especially do we commend President Clevelanci in hid 'efforts lor tariff reform; his letter to Representative Wilson is ,'a manly, outspoken document, and m'eets our most hearty approval, and wa condemn any and all efforts^ made to impede ttw progress of real tariff ro£orm'. : " Third—The present unfortunate linaucial stringency and its disastrous effect upon labor is the direct legacy of a republican administration. It is the result of the McKinley tariff, of the Sherman, silver lnw,,of the fostering of tru's'ts, of legislation for the avowed benefit of the classes against the masses, of the preference pf the rich over the poor in legislation and of corrupt combinations and trusts. It is these things which combine to shake credit^ to paralyze business and create panic. The attempt to shift the responsibility upon the democratic administration is futile aud absurd. Five years ago a democratic administration "Jeft to its successor a prosperous condition of the country and a surplus ot one hundred million dollars. The "republican administration left as its legacy a panic and an empty treasury, Fourth— With the national democratic convention of 189!) ,we hold to .the use of both gold and silver as the standard money of the country and the coinage of both gold and silver without discriminating against either metal or charge for mintage, but the dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be oj intrinsic and exchangeable .value aud >vo demand thftt all paper currency shall be kept afr'par wjth a»U re^ deejnablo in such coin, ' And we favor such legislation as -will faithfully carry out these pledges to the people, •tqfflj—We demand such a change in our ua^pnal constitution as will authorize the election of United States senators by direct vote^ot the people, and we commend the hope ,pf representatives in congregg f or the >5 passage of a, bin for this purpose by fhQ """" l4[n '*° two thirds majority, favor jjijsi;,aM ,liberal pen. ,,tp deserving veterans, an<J — late the dernpcratio congress °fl»t uppn $he passage of a Jai ' wn to be a Y^ted. rjgbt, 1-rWe cpjjdemn^he deceptive re- .egi,slatipn known as tfee "mulct lypopj'ltical, legalising the sale ... the swe time prpttibijjng the, w ; PJ? l^w^i^PS W<lH 0 J's within , rural o tb« operation »„ •^ftP.B.ey fMWSidiBFjirfiQn, We ... ,.«|Ll tbe dejnpqratio p^r: ^^j|;'j^Ffw.^ >$if^ja%gife-', ,cf- a r^igw^W^'^T^W 1 *? 1 ?^^^|^ff^^^ir!^^;.'^Q^ f 'iV'T V "*i -l 1* •• «VT* »*^ looked Jiefbre/'s 'sWslllMw;": o* Bl8"H* or hold office on accotiiit of bia beliefs or nationality. Tenth— We toftdemn the extravagance of the last republican legislature of this state whereby the tax levy of the state will unnecessarily be increased by nearly one-half million of dollars. • • . The convention adjourned &ine die. BUSTS (3F VICE MnrbtC Pr*SMUmpn<:s Which Ate i'lucftd In Senate Chamber Niches. Oil Edward Clark, architect of the cabitol, rests mainly the responsibility of furnishing to the capitol the works of aft provided for by con- eress. The task is naturally full of difficulties. No two visitors to the great structure on Capitol hill agree as to tho merits of the pictures and sculptors displayed there. Mr. Clark, like the pianist in the wild and woolly mining town, is doing his best, and, according to the New York Times, will be gratified if the public will please not shoot, just now he is giving considerable thought to the task of providing marble busts of men who have been vice presidents of tho United States. To ba pevpetuated in marblj is one of the few compensations of the vice president. Once he takes the oath of office he becomes eligible to a niche in the senate chamber, in which his counterfeit presentment may rest for a more or less indefinite period. In 1886 .the senate adopted a resolution to the effect that marble busts of those who have been vice presidents of the United States should be placed in the vacant niches in the senate chamber from time to time. Architect Clark was directed to carry Out the provisions of this resolution, subject to the, approval of tho senate committee' on library. This committee decided / that $800 ought to purchase a good vice presidential bust, and'Mr. Clark received instructions to secure first the busts of living ex-vice presidents^ and afterward take up the list chronologically. Five busts were, deemed by the committee sufficient for one order. It was also thought proper that the work^hould be .given to sculptors from the states which furnished tho vice presidents. Mr. Clark has followed his instructions to the letter. No sculptor has 'received more than $800 for; a single bust of a vice president. His selections have been made from sample plaster casts. The privilege of naming the sculptor has been given to each subject when possible. In the case of Chester. A. Arthur there, was some embarrassment,'owing to his selection of the . sculptor St Gaudens. St. Gaudenfi •' does not turn out busts for..$800, and he would not make an exception, even to please the then president of the United States. Finally an arrangement was effected by which friends of Mr: Arthur agreed to take a replica. M. St; Gaudens proceeded with the work, and two , mar pie' photographs of Mr. Arthur instead of one came from his model. • Thus far eight busts have been placed in the niches in the senate' galleries. They represent John Adams, the first vice president; Thomas Jefferson, who succeeded him; Daniel Tompkins, "who served from 1817 to 1825; Hannibal Hamlin, the associate of -Lincoln in 1861-5; William A. Wheeler, vice president from 1877 to 1881;Chester A, Arthur, vice president and president, 1881 to 1885; Thomas A. Hendricks, Mr. Cleveland's first presidential running mate, and Levi P. Morton, who lately gave way to Adlai E. Steven son. The latter, by the way, has already arranged to sit to a sculptor. There are fifteen vice president's yet to be provided for, and with only twelve vacant,niches remaining, the architect of the capitol will one day be confronted with a sorious mathe matictil problem. A Puzzled Irishman. Some years ago, a class -in the San Francisco art school was startled by the sudden appearance in its midst of a dilapidated Irishman who, with tears in his eyes, begged fop money enough to get him (< a,tite," The first impulse of the presiding genius was to request him to move on. But his picturesque qualities sugrg that he might be given a chance to earn his supper by 'sitting as a model. -: 1 "Sit down," said the instruotpr, kindly. "If you wUCpermit these young' ladies to p&in,$ youi we wiU pay you four bU^ • 'Wk&ti do you say?", "Av Oi'l let ,'em-whatP" s&ia the beggar, with a puapled loofc in his f*«*tt >Hd* fit ifef 1ft CTbWiflAct ftttfl If you tvere standing oft the of the Delaware river, anytfrhefre tide, at this season of the. year-, t oiiid eee a flovel sight* tt wouldi td foil fetf much lik* a huge merged ftnake moving np the close to shore. It is, ifi foct, a compact ma£s of minute snake-like fishes, mfl* lions of newly hitdhed <>els, ttavolitig ficra the muddy bottoifc of the rivet bclo\v tide to the clear*, fresh watefS of the xtpper river and Us tributaries The eels are about an infch and a half or two inches long. They travel rapid* Iy 5 find iu a solid column ts thick through as a man's body. By the time that the rear guard has passed ffloiti the brackish water at tide head of the column will have reached a point famny miles up the river. The eels journey to the very head waters of the liver, mounting dams and falls With the greatest facility, Htdi* di'tds of thousands of the fry leave the tain column at the mouth of every, tributary stream they encounter on the upward march, and push their tray, up those streams until some iiisur* mountable barrier stays their furtUwf progress. And it has to be an absolutely insurmountable barrier, too, for these little cols can overcome obstruc- 1 tions in the channel in n way that is simply incredible.—New York Sun« Measuring: Electricity. One of the greatest trials of the cen* tral station .superintendent is the erratic nature of the record of his "diagram," or, hi other words, the irregularity of the demand for current on the part of his customers. A "demand indicator" has been introduced, the object of which is to furnish a correct moans of ascertaining the actual call each consumer makes upon the generating plant of the central station. The Influence of tliis instrument on the habits of the consumer is said to be most salutary— " for himself as well as for the station. Instead of burning a great many, lamps at a time for short periods, he is induced to burn a normal 'lumber of . lamps for long periods, thereby uncon-" sciously "flattening" the station load diagram and equalizing the work of the plant over an extended peiiod. At the same time a generous provision is made whenever the consumer wishes to have a special blaze of light. Once a.month he gets an electric light "bonus." He gives tweny-four hours' notice In writing to the station, and the indicator is sliort-circuited for the space of time lib desires. He can then burn any' number of lamps in excess pf usual maximum,* and the demand is not registered. Another meter for the recording of current used is the invention of an -Englishman. It is said to measure tile .supply of electricity to consumers witbj'as much simplicity and accuracy as can now be obtained in the use of gas. Its action is obviously simple; It i§'; well known that where an electric current is applied to water it generates gas; the gas thus generated is coiie'cted in a receiver, and by lu- geniojis mechanism the discharge of T this H gas each time it fills the receiver 1 moves a recording dial similar to that of a gas meter. All the attention the meter requires is said to be the addition of a little water In the course of three or four months. tv^-i •i ^ i^/.> Ventilating? by Electricity. A new system of ventillation has appeared which should prove serviceable in hospitals, conservatories and public buildings where the temperature has to be kept within certain limits. The apparatus consists of an electro-magnet, placed in circuit with a battery, and. a revolving drum, and its operation is dependent .upon the electrical controj , of one or more air-valves by means oi a thermostat or thermometer adjust^.- ble to certain predetermined degrees ' of heat or cold, It- can; be adopted to " any existing air shafts or any form ot ^ ventilator'and it can also be applied to > the working of ventilating fans for , starting and stopping at certain t em P?y/ ature's. Supposing that it is desired 1 'to ; keep a room between 65 and 75 de$, Fahrenheit. The apparatus is adjusted •« to these two points of the thermometer " or thermostat, and as the temperature'*' rises to 75 deg. contact'is made'/'the^ drum turns a quarter of a revolujiosl, ,v" opens a ventilator and cools the The circuit is then broken, temperature falls to 65 deg,, again made, ft»d th$ ,£^1' cjoseg the ventilator. The-action', peated every time, either ijaiij; if r apparatus caw be,so,, aa +n iwm'lr mi til' a vnv <}„; 4$ ;^l ''i• >& • a*8 &m you! Paint you! It won't take very long.," »»Ee,d.#d { t wast v the; feur pite ba,a enough," be returned; a.f,t§r a menfc's reflection,-. "884 I'll b§ the paiat off "site? t£«y §ve with we," to work mth'& of '% deg, oS temperature, quires very little ciwi-e ' jesjs than that roquirg^ nary electric? 'bejl, ''> petroleum spirit, or pe Jo \ t*Am\w$$ pR9» : i»-^to :W^%W^i2LilA#'-$o?

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