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   Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 9, 1889, Acton, Massachusetts                                 OONOOIUD, MASS., FPLIDAY, AUG-UST Ö, 1889.  Number 40:  HoaKwoi.  [% PUBU8BKB8  $100 per year,  SkîT / »  1  ' * t. (Inciudin* Portale)  ^J^BLT^'ADVAKCE. ■  /••:'ÌfÌBtÌ»B0, HUDSON, MAYNARD, V , • «ÖKOdBÖ, ACTON. SUDBDRT, M' ferö^WATI^HD, WBSTDN, fVj v ' ' {a Middlesex County.  «ÄOKTEÖORO. 80DTHB0R0, AND BERLIN, in Wowertw County.  11  i '  Prladpal 0I«m i «nétton Block, Main «t. MARLBORO. Chant« Block, Wood square, HUDSON. Maynard'* Block, Main at, MAYNARD.  «AfM W »niTIHK«.  , QM taeb, one week, T8c; eaoh additional, Ho.  __s notices ta local column, io cent* s Hm  eeefctastrtloa. .   :>  »e>l AriTtrtlatMHiM«  ^•»"¿tw^NÎw «Sì,« three weeks tot «ty csnts.  Cord of Tliaahs  ■ JTo» «zoMdtnfflx Une«, ons Insertion, 50 oeat» -UT Tnuui«nt advertising, cash In advance.  >»IWTI»0 OÉ wwy description promptly and satisfactorily  Styles  Spring and Summer  Hats, Caps, Gents'FornishiDg Goods.  AU onr (foods are bought for cash and will be sold for cash  At Bottom Prices.  We arti also prepared to clean and presa otothtafr.  Pants not found in stock will be made to order if deBired.  Neil Currie & Co..  Maynard'» Block. Main Street, Maynard.  Real solid comfort may be enjoyed by selecting your dresses from our large assortment ot  Crinkle Cloth, Challies, Seges,  Maea CkaakHr», Maliaee, .«MbiImbm, Prliki  and other Seasonable Novelties, which we are selling so low that you will hardly/niss the outlay from your purse.  We have a full line of Ladies,' Gents, •nd Children's Summer Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Mitts etc. Parasols, Fans and Straw Hate are now ripe. Come and take your pick  We are selling the  "Eddy" and "Alaska" Refrigerators  and ice Chests at less than manufacturer's prices. New style* in  Tapestry, Lowell Extra Super, and  Hemp Carpetings and Floor Oil  Cloths just received.  A splendid assortment of Wall Paper, Parlor, Chamber and Kitchen Furniture Spring beds, Mattresses, Bedsteads, Chil Wren's Carriages Ac.  Cheap for cash, or on installments.  South Acton. Mass.  C. B, STONE,  WEST ACTON, MASS.  INSURANCE* AGENT,  Notary Public,  — AMD —  JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.  tJT*peclal attention given to aettllng estate« ami examing titles.  HOUGHTON'S  Stow, Mayntrd, Rockbottom, Berlin. Bolton and Boston  Express.  MACm tom Mia sad Merita at .MSAJNUooaasstiaicat Had*» with IMA. M. toai* for Boston.  Leere ila*ae for Boltan an« Berlin on ar-rtnl of «¿e^M.trsln frees Boston.  fl. W.MBDAH, finriilw  S  T.F.AHERN/M,D.  HOMŒOFATHI8T Physician ànd Surgeon,  omesitresMetweaf Mi». W.B. Wense, next to Coof. Church, MAVNAB0, ■ ARS. Omoi Hooasi 8 to » a. *.,i te » * • to s eu.  WH. H. HEBREW, Gents'. Hafrdressing Rooms.  FarUoular attention given to cutting children'« hair.  VaM link, Mala Ml., CewerJ, mass.  N. B. No resident of this town has any coanec on with this shop.  HORACE TUTTLE  Hack, Boarding  and Livery Stable  WmMms Mreef, C«ae*r4,BIaae. Banks and Bargeefnralshedforparties. Order* toft at J. C. Mend's Drag Store and at the 8t»> ble will receive prompt attention. Connected by telephone.  L. E. BROOKS,  Hack, Livery, Feel & Boartii  BTABLH Hacks furnished for weddings, fnneralB, etc., and beiges for parties.  Opposite FltchbniK R.B. depot, CONCOBI», HAMM.  Connected by telephone. Hacks at depo.  HISS ANNIE C. BLA1SDELL,  Chrlrtinn Scientist.  ABSENT TREATMENT GIVEN. KIT Residence and Postoflloo address.  Caaeenl, Mm,  a..BC. ^ottistc*, Barber and Hairdresser,  Has newly fitted up the shop formerly occupied by Thomas Miller, and Is prepared to serve the public In a first class manner. Particular attention given to cutting Ladies' and Children'» Hair. 8out& ACton, Mass, May 6,1889.  THOMAS H. DRURY  TAILOR,  Booms over H. 8. Richardson's Drug Store.  A good line of  Worsted & Woolen Samples  To select from.  A good ALL WOOL pair of Trousers for $5.00. Suits equally low.  Repairing neatly Hnn«. m*  Concord. - - - - - Mass.  A. B. BLACK.  WtalwrittM & Carriage Bander,  CONCOKO, nuss.  Carriages  For aale, repaired, built or ekohanged.  Harness Malting, Carriage Painting and Trimming a Specialty.  Harnesses, Robes, Whips, etc., for sale or exchange.  P J. SUIIIVAN  Having Just received his  Spring and Summer  haa an elegant line of goodB to select from consisting of the very latest styles, thus making this a rare opportunity for the purchase of a  y  at a low price. Call and see for your selves.  I guarantee to cut and make in a perfect manner all Clothing ordered from me. Prompt attention given to every customer.  Repairing and Cleaning  Neatly and quickly done.  P. J. SULLIVAN,  Riverside Block, Main Street, MAYNARD. - D1ASS.  H. S. HAPGOOD,  AUCTIONEER & APPRAISES,  Stso-w, UVE as 3.  HARRY li ALDERMAN,  Veterinary Surgeon,  Concord, Mass.,  Will attend to nil illsease» of  Cattle, Horses, Sheep, etc.  Orders left with A. It. BLACK, will be promptly attended to.  -NEW-  T  The undersigned has opened a Meat and Provision Market in the rear of his residence, Thoreau St., where he will keep constantly on hand a first-class supply of Meat and Provisions of all kinds, Vegetables and Fruits in their season. Also a choice supply of Vermont Dairy Butter. It will be the aim ot the proprietor to please the public in Prices and Quality of his Goods.  A. F. BOWMAN,  CONCORD. MAS3.  WILLIAM BARRETT,  General Insurnce Agent,  Concord, Mass  The following Companies are represented:  Mdtdal Companiks. Qataey, IlelyeUr, Wtrcnlcr, Trader« aad nMhaalM,CillBeBa,aad Merrimack. Stock Companies. Hease, Spriagfleld, Phoenix •( Ilnrl ford, lae. Cm. tf I*. A., ( ouliDrnlnl,I'ror. Wash., aad Nerlkera Aaanraaee of l.oa-rfea.  gyLlfe and Accident Policies written In flrstclass Companies.  OLD COLONT RAILROAD—NORTHERN DIVISION.  Winter arrangement of trains, In effect on and after Marlboro, Northboro, Clinton, Leominster and Fitchburg, ton & Albany Railroad depot, Boston;  TRAINS SOUTH.  June IT, 1839, to and from Bouton and Trains arrive at anil depart from llos-  am  Leave Fitchburg 6 2S  Leominster Ccn. 6 38 Pratts Junction, M 43 Cliatoa 6 53  Boltou 46 57  West Berlin Ì7 02 Berlin 7 Oft  Northboro T 12  Hoapltal station f7 IS Arrive Marlboro 7 VI  Leave Marlboro 7 18  Marlboro Junct 7 25 Southboro FayviUe Framingham Lakeview, Arrive So. Framin'm  Rmih Leave Manaileld Taunton, New Bedford Fall Kiver Arrive at New York, Fall River  7 29 7 32 7 39 }7 40 7 4B S 36  am  7 25 7 33  7 48  S 03  8 30 8 OS 8 14 8 18  8 27  am 8 00 9 09 9 18 9 28  19 39  9 46 19 47  10 03 9 SO 9 50  10 00 10 02 10 09  8 32 10 14  9 15 11 00 9 30 11.36  10 03 1 03  10 40 1 40  11 10 1 44 line,  TRAINS NORTH.  p m 12 15 12 24 12 32 12 42 112 40 12 50 «12 53 1 00 J1 U3 1 17 1 05 1 13 1 17 1 19 1 26 {I 27  1 32  2 40  2 50  3 12  3 63  4 02  p m  4 18  4 23 4 2(1 4 29 4 38 «4 39  4 44  5 56  Îm 00 4 10 4 18 4 28 4 32 4 36 4 39 4 46 54 49 6 05 4 50  4 58 6 02  5 Ol 5 11  5 16  6 00 6 »I 8 10  Wedn'vs & Saturdays p m  5 25  6 M 6 42 6 52  «5 56 0 00 G 03 6 09 M 12 6 35 6 15 6 21 6 25 6 28 « 36  6 41  7 50  Sunday» a m 7 1(1 «7 19 7 27 7 37 «7 41 {7 46 {7 49  7 56 §7 59  8 14 8 00 8 08 8 12  8 14 8 21  {« 22 8 26  9 20  7 10  7 20 a m.  Leave New York Fall Hirer. New Bedford Taunton,  Mansfield  fi 40  4 50 6 25  6 47  7 15  5 00 {8 02  8 06 8 12 8 18 8 23 8 30 . 8 06  Hospital station, ||8 29 Northboio  am am 5 30pm  So Framingham Lakeview,  Framingham Fay ville Southboro Marlboro Juno. Arrive Marlboro Leave Marlboro  Berlin W. Berlin Bolton Cllalaa  l*ratts June. Leominster Arrive Fitchburg  8 20  8 45  9 31 10 46  10 65  11 (8 }I2 00  12 03 12 10 12 13 12 18 12 26 12 10 <12 26 12 29 $12 37 12 41 }12 46 12 51 1 01 1 09 1 19  a m  10 68  12 15 1 12  1 56  2 16  2 »7  3 02 3 10 3 14 3 19 3 25 3 10  13 24  3 30 $3 36  g3 42 8 47  4 06 4 15  8 33 M 39 J8 42  8 13 «9 01  9 10 9 19  IjOWBLIJ AND VBAmiNUnA.il  p m  4 30 6 14  (6 17 6 20  5 29  6 32 6 37  5 43  6 30 (6 41  6 48 6 56 6 00 6 Ol 6 0» 6 19 6 27 « 37  p ni  3 33  3 40  4 ¡'O 4 56 6 25 6 12  6 17  6 25 6 29 0 35 6 15  3 39 16 44  p m  « 26 7 25 $7 27 7 30 7 3* 7 41 7 45 7 60  Wedn'yB& HtinilayB Saturday».  ]> m pin  6.65  7 10 7 19  11 00 11 40  11 45 Il 53  11 SU  12 01 12 07  11 55 $12 10  12 13 12 20 12 24 12 2» 12 M  $12 43 12 5 2 1 02  TRAINS SOUTH.  A.M. A.M.  Lowell, 7.40 12.45  No. Acton Junction, 8.00 «1.07 Acton, 8.01 1.13  Concord Junction, 8.08 1.18  No. Sudbury, {8.14 $1.24  Budbury, 8.19 1.28  So. Hudliury, 8.23 1.31  No. Framingham, $8.27 $1.36 Framingham, 8.31 1.41  Lakeview, $1.42 So. Framingham Arrive, 8.36 1.40  So. Framingham Leave «.42 1.56  Suny's. P.M. P.M.  Mansfield,  Arrive, 9.35 2.43  4.00 }4.23 4.28 4.32 $4.38 4.42 4.46 4.60 V<5 $4.46 6.00 6.30 6.08  630 7.02 7.10 7.1U 7.*0 7.40 7.48 8.00 8-10  8.20  $4.56  BRANCH.  TRAINS NORTH.  Mansfield,  So. Framingham, Ar. So. Framlhgluuu, Lv. Lakeview, Framingham, No. Framingham, So. Sudbury, Sudbury, No. Sutibury, Concord Junction, Acton,  No. Acton Junction, Lowell, Aril ve.  P.M.  6.47 7.38 7.55 $7.57 8.00 $8.05 8.11 8.1» $8 23 8.30 8.34 $8.39 9.02  A.M. 10.45 11.30 11.38 §11.40 11.43 $11.47 11.52 11.55 $11.58 12.08 12.12 $12.17 12.40  G 00 6 47 «•; 49  6 52  7 00 7 03 7 08 7 H 7 00  $7 15 7 20 }7 27 $7 31 §7 ,T5 7 41  7 51  8 00 8 10  Sun'ys.  r.M p.m.  4.55 6.55  5.58 5.10 $6.00  0.(13 5.48  G.08 5.50  6.13 6.01  6.17 6.10  $6.21 6 10 6.29 6.42  6.33 G.49  $6.37 0.57  6.59 7.37  |Flag Station. |Stops only to leave pane gers. tStops nly for Boston passengers. Train leaving Fitchburg at 9 A m. connects for Cottage City. 12.15 p. m., Cottace Cliv and Nan-tuokct. Returning, Nantucket, 7.«0 a m. Cottage city, «.16, 9J0, a. m., i.oo, p. m.  Connect at South Framingham with trains to and from Worcester, Sprtngflold, and points on B. & A. R. R., at Mansfield for Newport, Pautuoket, Providence, and points on Providence Division and Cape Cod,  ISAAC H. MARSHALL,Supt^ GEO. U CONNOR, Qen'L Pa.r- Agt., J. R. KENORICK. Gen. MaT  Dr. CHAS. H. JOHNQUEST,  ' INSURANCE BUILDING, Offloe open evary day exoept .Fridays M, at Beform» tory. Appointments mat good, K.Tremon (Street, Bostoa.  CONCORD, MASS. . from 9 A M. to 12 M., and from 1 to 5 P.M. Frldavs, made through the mall, box 132. Reference Drs.Flagt; '<6 O  najMf  HUDSON AND JflAYNARD.  FRANS AND IMPROVED LANDS  FOE S-ift.XjE  ON EASY ¿TERMS !  ELEGANT BUILDING LOTS  Plans and Views may be seen at our office, and location of lots will be cheerfully shown on the grounds.  Now is the time to make your selections!  IMI-U-st; Toe SolcL-  COTTAGE HOUSE WITH L, she rooms, nearly new, conveniently arranged. Good garden land, l'rice $1650. This is a bargain for a workingman. Is near Gossamer Rubber works and Woodward Manufacturing Co. Owner to »eave town. Come and examine tliis property at once if you want a cheap home.  A FARM OP THIRTY ACRES IN STOW, with all the  crops. Good buildings—a cheerful and profitable country home. \\ ill be sold at a great bargain. Des :ription at office.  FARM, SAW and SHINGLE MILL and GRIST MILL, 35  acres good land. A place to make money. Easy terms.  FARM OF TWENTY-EIGHT ACRE?, 1 1-2 miles from  centre of Hudson. Good buildings. Nice little place. $500 down.  FINE BUILDINGS, EXCELLENT LAND, 1-2 mile .to  centre of Hudson. A gcntleman ; s"{> ace.  IN HARVARD, SIXTY  hay. Good buildings. $3500.  r acrÀ,  CUTS THIRTY .TONS  IN MAYNARD, FIFTY-ACRE FARM, PRIME LAND  and a cheap place at $'2500.  IN STOW. A Prime Little Farm for $2200, on very  easy terms.  Wood's Real Estate Agency,Hudson & Maynard  HUDSON  Horse, Harness  -AMD—  CARRIAGE  Repository.  We are putting in a stock of good  WORK ill ROAD DORSES,  CARRIAGES, WAGONS and HARNESSES,  which we shall endeavor to sell at reasonable prices. There will be no liens upon our stock, and we shall try not to misrepresent it.  Call and nnniiiii> ourstock bo-fore purchasing.  t#"Stable and Repository (formerly occupied by Pope) on Main street, opposite Houghton's factory.  M. WOOD A CO.,  HUDSON.  MASS.  HACK SERVICE  The undersigned would take this opportunity to return to the people of Hudson, his sincere thanks for the liberal patronage he has received from them iu the past, and to inform them that lie will continue to ruu  His Haok from both Depots  on arrival and departure of trains, and attend to all orders left at the Post Office and Hudson House, as usual, and at residence, corner of Park and Washington Streets.  HT" Orders attended to Sundays as well aa week days.  Hudson, June S, 1889.  F. D. GATES.  FireJnsurance  Wood's AGEMCT.  NEW CORNER  Drug Store.  Having moved into my new stove, at the corner of Main and Broad streets, I feel confident with my additional accommodations, I shall be better able than ever to meet the wants of my growing trade. I have put in a  Magnificent  Tuffs Fountain,  From which I can serve refresh-  ' 4  fjig soda, made from iny own syrups.  Call and .see me at iny new  sore.  E. F. Partridge.  HUDSON  SAVINGS BANK  JefM lilocle, Main Strtel. Depoaita Draw lateral trmmt the I hlr WedaeadoT •( October, Jaaaary, April aad Jaly.  Dividend» payable Saturday after ¡the third Wednesday in January and July.  HUS1NK8S HOU IIS:—From »A. M. to 12 M. EVERY DAY, and Saturdays from 9 A. M. to 12 M., and 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 P. M.  MONKY LOAN'EI) on Real Kstate. Per sonn having loans can pay on the principal fifty dollar« or more at any tltue and stop Intereat on amount paid at onoe.  Invbnthknt Commutes fob 1m9.—e. m. Stowe, Chas. II. Robinson, J. 8. Bradley, BenJ. l>earborn, L. T. Jefts. E. M. 8TOWK, President.  DANIEL W. STR ATTON, Treasurer  Carpets Cleaned.  Having provided myself with a Steam Carpet Cleaner, lam prepared to take up carpets, clvan them thoroughly, and put them down again, at reasonable prices. Orders for olean-ng may be left at Mrs. Lozier's Blook, Central trect, or at Stone's box factory, Main street.  J. M. PETERS.  OUR NEW YORK LETTER,  •OME IN3TANCE8 IN WHICH ELECTRICITY HAS BEEN FATAL.  la formation {tendered Timely by tha 8*-  eeot Jodlelal Inquiry In New York aa t*  Whether Electrical Execution Should Be  Classed aa "Cruel and Dniuual."  [Special Correspondence.]  N«w York, July 80.—The "electrio aga," as It has been felicitously called by some epigrammatist, began praotieally In 1875, and is therefore fourteen years old. Before that period of courae the telegraph, ocean cable and other conveniences In which the electrical current is the chief characteristic, were in universal use. About the time named, there came that wonderful rush of new appliances, inventions and Instruments which have done so much toward revolutionizing modern Ufa We have paid liberally for the change. We have expended millions upon these Ideas, and we have paid In more ways than the pecuniary one. It will probably startle the reader to learn that in this country alone the new uses of electricity have cost thus far 600 lives, 3,000 serious accidents and a loss of over $4,000,000 from fires, lightning strokes and other disasters.  Several distinguished New York electricians have kept scrap books, in which they have preserved the printed accounts of these mis-baps. Those at Dr. A. W. Jackson, the eleo-tro-therapeutlst.and William Hampden Johnstone, tbe inventor and expert, are of espeoial value in this regard, and enable whoever peruses their pages to form • very clear idea ot the perils to which life is exposed under the conditions of today. One lesson they teach Is of the highest importance, and that is the destruction of tbe old theory that the current invariably made a direct line for the earth. Instead of this hypothesis, we now know that it seeks a line of least resistance and will pursue the most roundabout method, in going through good "conductors," rather than pass tbo fraction of an inch through aome poorly conducting material.  This was well Illustrated In Ithaca, N. Y., on Oct. 10, 1884, when Mrs. Marshall, a resident of that'city, tried t<> turn the faucet of the water pipe in her kitchen. As she grasped the metal she received a powerful shock and was knocked senseless upon the floor. As the day was clear and sunny, the occurrence puzzled the physician who was called in to attend tbe woman. He made a careful examination of the premises, and found that a burglar alarm wire which bad long before been disconnected with tbe central office had fallen so as to touch the plumbing work in another part of the house and to "cross" on electric lighting wira a half mile away. The explanation was then simple enough: the current from tbe latter bad escaped along the dead wire to tbe woman's bouse, where it passed Into the lead pipe, along which it moved until it was lost in the ooiL It Is perplexing, nevertheless, to see why it should pass through tho faucet into the Woman's body and not go on its way directly to the earth; for while her body was a better conductor than the dry soil into which the plumbing ran, yet she stood upon a wooden floor, which is, unless very wet, a poor conductor of the force.  An incident in this case was tho throwing of Mrs. Marshall to the floor. It would seem as if the current put the nerves and muscles into a condition of tension bo great that when It was taken off they would at times perform feats of strength altogether incredible. At one time it was believed that galvanic fore« itself was tbe propulsive power, but with few exceptions it is now certain that those cases in which heavy men are hurled violently from where tbey Ktand are due to the sudden and vigorous action, of the muscular system.  A horrible exemplification of this was afforded by a young man named James E. Westcott, in Rochester, on Oct. 15, 1883. He was employed by the Western Elcctrical company of that place, and was busy oiling and cleaning the machinery used by that corporation. He touched a "live" wire which had not boon properly insulated or secured, and was terribly burned. His fellow workmen rushed forward and turned off the current, but either before they succeeded in so doing, or elso at the very moment of cutting off, he sprang or was thrown head foremost six feet Into the moving machinery, crushing the face and skull into an indistinguishable pulp.  In some experiments tried at Columbia collcgo, a number of cats were electrified with moderate currents. In each caso tha animal arched itself up into tho same position iu it assumes when very belligerent, and when the circuit was broken sprung up side ways high into tbe air, thence falling to the ground, where It lay either Insensible or kicking and screeching vigorously. This tremendous muscular tension seems not only automatic, but is seldom perceived or in anywise felt by the sufferer.  In 1881 a number of Brooklyn gentlemen experimented upon themselves with a view of determining this point. When the metal bandies through which the current was applied were bung from tbe ceiling about six feet from tho floor, the experimenter who grasped them drew himself iu nine cases out of ten up from tho ground, and in three out of ten so far up that his knees almost touched his chin, and there remained until the circuit was broken. In this position not only the muscles required for the feat, but tbe ones not in use, were found to be as hard and knotted as those of the bost traiued athlete.  It Is this feature which seems to give electricity its singular remedial power in many forms of rheumatism and neuralgia. Dr. Jackson said in a lecture on the topic: "There is no doubt in the minds of sclentiflc physicians but that In a few years every case of rheumatism can and will I— cured by the proper application of the currcnt," and both Johnstone and Edison have frequently called attention to the immunity from complaints of this class enjoyed by the operatives em-~ around dynamos and similar mechan-  A volume might be written of the singular routes pursued by the electric force in these cases of accidents and deaths. In 1884 George Walsh, while seeking shelter from-iho rain Under an awning on the Bowery, near Spring street, placed his hand upon the plate glass ' window of - the building and was immediately knocked down. He is an expert electrician, and, knowing glass to be a perfect non-conductor, was dumfounded,  Despite tho rain he went to work to find out the secret of the occurrence. At tbe end of the awning an electric lightning wire croaied tbe awning frame. Tbe movement of the latter by the wind had rubbed off the Insulating cover of the wire and allowed the galvanic fluid to escape into the iron pipes of which it was made. It passed from tbe metal to the wet awning canvas, and thence to the wet surface of the front of the building. Down this it moved until it reached the band-some gold lettering on tbe glass, when It promptly notified Mr. Walsb of its presence the moment be put his hand upon one of the gilded characters.  It seems strange that water should be so good a conductor, but such is the fact, In 1887, at a Ore on Broadway, in the evening, • stream of water from one of the engines Intersected a Brush wire. The groat force of the stream soon wore away a portion of the Insulating material and laid bare tbe metal. It being evening, the arc lights wet* all burning, and the wires were charged to their utmost The moment the covering waa carried away, the electrio fluid ran down the jet of water until it reached the pipe nozzle, and thence through the two pipe men who were directing the hose, throwing them heavily to the pavement A foreman of the United States Illuminating company, while standing upon a board in a pool of water, accidentally touched with his bare hand a "live" wire upon which be was at work. Had tbe board been perfectly dry, he probably would have felt nothing, but the pool of water completed the circuit of which be was part, and he was stunned and severely burned.  In 1868 a "live" wire fell into a pool of water on Madison square not far from the Fifth ▲venae hotel For the next hour, or until Um oumnt was cut off, it administered a s»>  TWS «bock to eTsryjoonand borse who stepped  Into tbe pool where it lay. Bdlsoo Is nowntfl-isfag this quality of Water by inventing mechanisms which will enable vessels to Communicate with the ahore or with one another: in mid-ooean. Already he has been able to carry on an intelligent conversation from a boat In the lake of Menlo Fork with parties a hundred yards away.  The injuries inflicted by the electric current are almost numberless in variety. When: a very powerful current goes through the body, in whole or In part, ita first effect la to create a temporary poralysim. The man generally has full possession of his senses, bat is unable to move. Added to this is a aeries of racking sensations, which vary from simple discomfort to unspeakable agony. Besides this there is almost alwaya an overflow of force upon the surface of tbe body. This overflow burns more malignantly than caustic, but so rapidly as to Inflict little or no pain at the moment These are the most common results, but there are hundreds of others equally terrible.  A Broadway inspector in 1885, while at work upon a manhole at tbe corner of that thoroughfare and John street, carelessly touched a line of copper frame with one of bis fingers. He was rendered insensible by the current, which beyond this burned what might be called the outline picture of a tree with boughs and -branches upon his hand and forearm. Tbe burns were so deep and wide that be was confined to the hospital for two months, and was obliged to have recourse to the transplantation of skin to the raw surface before be could regain the use of bis arm.  J. N. Orford, the distinguished electrical expert of Bridgeport, Conn., on the other band, received a shock'from a Thompeon-Hueston dynamo that was at least Qfty times as powerful as the preceding, but beyond being made unconscious for a few minutes, received apparently no serious damage. If in fact his figures be correct, he received with impunity a more powerful shock than the one with which tbey now propose to execute criminals in the state of New York.  Freeman Arlington is the proprietor of a fashionable billiard room in Augusta, 6a. Ou Feb. 2, last year, he was fixing one of the incandescent lamps with which his hall is illuminated, and received tbe full current of the wires. Although, this is the weakest of all tbe currents used for lighting it threw him into insensibility and paralyzed all tbe organs of the tongue and throat When he regained consciousness he felt an unpleasant numbness in every part of his body, but suffered little or no pain. It was two days before be could again swallow with any amount of ease, and a week before his voice was entirely restored.  On New Year's day of the same year there was a fire at 40 Vesey street, in New York, at which Frederick Simons, a lineman, attempted to cut an electric lighting wire which woo in the way of tbo firemen. He was wet, and touching a wet surface as he did, his body becamo a good conductor. As be cut the wiro tbo current passed through the nippers into his body, killing bim and inflicting horrible burns ui>on bis band, arm and shoulder. Iu this case tbo overflow ran upward iu fanlike lines, being, strange to say, deeper and more serious toward tbe shoulder than they were at the wrist or elbow. A similar fate was that of a poor newsboy at a lire the previous year in Brooklyn, excepting that he lay burned and agonized in the presence of thousands before death put an end to his sufferings.  Very different were two experiences in 1887 in Now York city. On Feb. 4. George C. Jenks stepped upon a live wire that was lying on tho grouud in Gansovoort street Tho current ran up one leg and down the other, knocking bim senseless, but curing him of a rheumatic cold from which he was suffering. On May 5 John H. Simpson, at 50 Broadway, received a heavy current through bis body and was temporarily paralyzed. Wheu the fluid was turued off be found himself as if nothing bad happened, having neither pain, burn, nor even numbness.  Convulsions ore frequently produced by theso discliurgui. Iu December, 1883, a telephone wire which crossed a lighting wire fell upon two horses. Both tumbled down and went into convulsions. Their driver, aa Irishman, sprang from bis seat to their assistance. The moment be touched the first horse ho was shocked, and, following their exomple, went into convulsions himself  These numberless accidents have begun to teach the American people that their only safety lies in burying the wires. It has been very slow lesson on a very stupid people. Thus for not one-hundredth of tho electric- wires of the country have been put beneath tho earth. Till this is done frightful accidents to health, limb and lifo are to bo momentarily expected. It is only today that tbe authorities of the motropolis of the continent have per-ceivod tho truth of this, and have gone to work in good earnest To their credit be it said that they are now displaying the rarest energy, and have selected tho handsomest, most durable and best subway and electrical conduit system known to the world.  Definite Bulea.  A thoroughly competent housekeeper, who had never been to a cooking school, but who r as locally famous for her culinary skill, was lately telling another woman how to make a pudding. The story, as given by The Chicago Ledger, Is evidently true to nature, even though the dialogue may not have been reported verbatim; for some good cooks go more upon instinct than by rule.  "If it's to be a small pudding, why, of course, I don't use much flour; tho bigger it's to be, the more flour 1 take. Sometimes I have to use a good deal, and thee again I very often get up quite a pudding without having to use much. You see, it depends pretty considerably on the baking powder. If that's real good, it don't make much difference about the flour, you know."  "I suppose you use raisins!"  "Sometimes I do, and then, sometimes I don't It depends on whether I want it rich or not, and what kind of sauce I'm going to use."  "How much sugar do you take. P  "Well, now, some folks take a good deal and some folks don't For my part I never did like to have anything too sweet, and so I'm always careful not to get in too much sugar. After you've made it once or twice you won't have a particle of trouble in getting It Just to suit you."  "How many eggsf"  "There 1 that's the beauty of it With this kind of pudding it don't make so much difference how many you use. If you've got plenty of eggs, why you can put iu several, it won't hurt; but if eggs aro scarce you can get along with less Just as well; nobody will ever notice tbe difference."  "Do you mix your dough with milk!"  "Yes—sometimes. I'm not so very particular. It depends. If I've pieuty of milk I do, but if you get everything elso all right it's no matter about the milk."  "How about spices/''  •■Uso 'em if you want to. Some folks like 'em, and I think myself they rather help a pudding sometimes, especially if you use plain sauce. But you must follow your own taste about that; and if you don't get it.-ight the first time don't blame me, for I've done my very best to tell you just what 1 do and all about it']_  Communication with the crew of the submarine tor|ietlo boat Goubat was maintained by telephone during tho entire time the boat was submerged—eight bourn.  In recent night maneuvers at Southampton, England, tbe eiliciency of the electrio light in land defense against troops advancing on intrenchments was amply demonstrated.  Professor Rowland In a recent address showed that in certain cases in which an alternating current is used the current in tbe interior of a conductor may be in a direction opposite to that at the surface of tbe conductor.  There is talk of applying telephones to the Infectious wards of the French hospitals, so as to enable sick people isolated in their contagious sufferings to have tbe comfort of hearing their relative*' voices without any risk of conveying infeotioo.  80ME TIMELY SUGGESTIONS.  Bow to Decorate and Furnish a Bo lut* rally. The Art Amateur, .which b coinl0ara£ pretty good authority in such matt«r* h7 people of taste, is running an excellent series of articles on "Home Decoration and Furniture," from No. 10 of which the' followlnifc taken:  The great temptation now is to over decorate. Even in a boose of many room* of ample sice one can easily produce tha cffect of over crowding, while in the small apartments so common in large cities it is very difficult to avoid t&  It seems aa if the deoorafcor goffered from an "embarrasdes richesses." The temptation to use all the devices at hand la often too strong to be withstood, and accordingly paneled wainscots, carved pilasters, woodeo ceilings with heavy transverse rafters, tapee-tries, rugs, bric-à-brac, stained glass and all the rest of It play a prominent part in helping to disfigure and distort many a amali room that by judicious treatment might have been cozy, artistic, and, above all, habitable. We may bave too many rugs on the floor, too many portieres and scarfs, too much brio-a-brac. In other words, too much deoorative art is not decorativa  Tha prime ose of an apartment most always be rem em hered. If it is only for tha display of a collection of objects, then tha air of a museum is not objectionable. But if it is a room for dining, reading or sleeping In, then tbo comfort of the occupants aboold be the first consideration; and beauty need by no means be overlooked because utility is  fireplace a!fd COZY cojweil  borne in mind. I have seen a dining room where the buffet and other pieceeof furniture for the display of silver and glassware gave the effect of a shop, and I have seen others where a much greater amount seemed entirely appropriate and unobjectionable.  The same may be said of collections of enrios, faience or tbe like. If arranged merely for show, to impress the beholder, the intention is always evident; but the collector's own way of placing his treasures is the best from all points of view. Tbo temptation to overcrowd a moderately large room is, perhaps, natural, but our small apartment houses bear abundant witness not only to the embarrassment of visitor* at trying to crowd in between pieces of furniture, but to the thoughtless abuse of schemes and ideas that might have given beautiful results. Arm chairs entirely upholstered may be our ideal; but if wo happen to have a tiny room and need several chairs, wo had better overcome our yearning for luxurious cushions with good grace and content ourselves with simpler forms.  Nothing can be more luxurious than a spacious lounge covered with a Turkish rug, and possibly having another rug stretched on the wall as a background, with plenty of soft silken cushions. But it takes up room. Now we must consider if tbe spaco at our disposal is sufficient for our purpose before wo fit up our lounge, even If we are fond of eastern rugs and soft pillows of silk. If the space at our command is not enough to do this properly, we had mucb better give up the idea and have a simple settle with turned spindles and a flat cushion. This may be excellent in color, fine in line, and will bo altogether better in place than the divan out of place. The same thing is true of our chairs.' I believe tho French know how to treat asmaUsalpn bet-_ ter than any other peoplei Thoy¥2S36ii04gfi§i ly on precedent and tako a style, say Louis XV or Louis XVI, but what could be better f  Let us give up originality if it only means doing what has not been dono before, for tbe obvious reason that it is undesirabla Criticism is easy and we aro apt to say that these French styles aro conyentional and hackneyed and admit of no scope for the designer. I do not think this is so. Working under tbe strict limitations of a historical style Is, perhaps, a bard task; but a designer of force and education will declare, to some extent, bis individuality, but always subordinate to tbe general characteristics of the style in which he works.  suggestions for book 8mlvk3.  Wood carving, that most delightful form of decoration, is rapidly becoming abused. Too much carving vulgarizes hopelessly a piece of furniture that half the amount of ornamentation would have enriched, A carved border or molding around the edge of a table gives a flne'effect, but I have lately seen tables the entire tops of which have been carved. Now a table is meant to put things on, and tbe carving completely spoils its usefulness, besides defeating its own pup-pose'of decoration; for tho decorated edge would look richer by contrast with the plain center.  Care must be taken not to have the oarv-ing sandpapered down to a perfectly smooth finish, and tbe background should be irregular and not speckled all over with little holes. Tbe beauty of carving is to feel the touch ot the carver, to see a tool mark here and there.  It is well to use carving rather sparingly. Rather bavo a Uttlo and have it good than mucb that is second rata. In some of the Italian work nearly every molding was enriched and panel carved. But in the best examples the sawing is judiciously disposed and some plain surface used aaa foil.  The cats accompanying this are from the same publication, The Art Amateur, and give excellent hints as to the treatment of bookshelves and a fireplace with coay corner.  A Ponle or the Ancient Greek*.  A fondness for riddles and puzzles would, eeern to be as old as humanity. Among the most ancient of puzzles Is a curious one which the Greek* hail:  "If Achilles, racing with a turtle, givea tbe rcptilo one hundred yards start and runs ten yards while the turtle runs one, whsn will he overtake itf"  Theoretically, never; as a matter of fact, he m»*t iu the course of time.  Secretary Rusk is addicted to tha old fashioned habit of taking snuff.  81r Julian Pauncefoteisoneof the cleverest swordsmen at Washington.  Herbert Gladstone says his father is still good for a twenty mile tramp,  Chlirles Dudley Warner Is paid $1,300 a year for bisdepartment In Harper's Magasina.   

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