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Boston Weekly Globe (Newspaper) - January 13, 1891, Boston, Massachusetts January 13, 1891 the Boston weekly Globe tuesday Circle before you wish to set your sail again and proceed in a new direction. For acquiring the skill that produces neat and handsome work. Hot wire he Cut off smoothly the Bell i shaped top of an old broken Glass Jar which j he had picked up from a Liap of refuse j this was to be his mouthpiece and As Glass is resonant he expected to have it give i very Good results. It he carefully measured the outside diam j Eter of it. And marked a Circle just a let to larger on the end of his Box. T with the Sharp Point of a docket knife he Cut out this Circle making an aperture j through which his Glass mouthpiece could be inserted. Inside this aperture he placed a a hat and very thin plate of soft Iron and fastened it against the end of the Box with. Two Small screws. This was his Vibrator. The next thing to be done was to splice a two pieces of common wire to the ends of 5 the Fine insulated wire wound around the i end of the steel in Magnet. Bob got a Coil of Ola insulated wire very cheap at tile oink store and he had Over. 200 Yards which Cost him Only i. Everything was now completed to his t satisfaction and he resolved to make another instrument similar to the first. When he had finished the second Box he x placed his magnets in the Bridges where a they were held securely. The end of the t Magnet around which the insulated wire a was coiled projected slightly and almost touched the Vibrator. Tho ends of the Fine j wire to carried to two binding screws r a Titch he fastened to the Bottom of the Box i and to each of these screws he attached his line wire. He found that this would give i him better results than splicing. His vibrators the thin Flat pieces of soft t Iron were fastened inside Over the circular a aperture and the ends of each wire coiled ? Over the Magnet wore connected to the a binding screws. I now for a test to see whether his work was Good. T at the same old junk store he purchased two pieces of Copper and then a had All a a the apparatus of the common form of Tele 5 alone ready for use except the Call Bells. If r tis instruments proved satisfactory he knew How to attach the Call Bells also. V the principle of the telephones is very easy to understand if you pay attention. All sounds produce vibrations in Tho Airor in any substance which is resonant. When v Bob stood in front of Bis Glass mouthpiece r and spoke his voice produced vibrations in f the air. These vibrations were conveyed to a the thin metallic plate covering the circular aperture and tinplate vibrated also. These j vibrations caused a Toto approach Toad recede alternately with varying rapidity and Force from the end of the Magnet. A heavy Iron waste pipe ran Down from f the floor of the Flat and made a Fine ground. Connection for a test. To this Pine he attached one of the wires from his Magnet a and he put the other wire out of the win s Dew and let it fall on the ground. His Mother was to listen at one Telephone while Bob went off on the common about i Yards away. With the wire attached to the other. It Lay trailing on the ground. But As it was insulated wire that made no i difference. T Bob took a Little boy along As an assistant and Ned Crosby a eyes were opened wide i wondering anticipation of what Bob a a the i wizard Quot was going to do. So Ned dug a nolo in the ground and. Poured into it a couple of buckets of water. Nto this Boh put his piece of Copper around which he had tied some of tile wire from which the insulating material was stripped i a Little while he spoke into the a Glass mouthpiece. Quot How Are you Mother a a shriek from the House was his answer but pretty soon when he placed his ear to. The mouthpiece he heard his mothers. Voice. Quot i heard you Robbie just As Plain. But i it makes me nervous and it looks like Bob was irreverent enough to laugh at his mothers fears. Quot run up to the House he with. A smile a and put your ear to the mouthpiece his eyes were shining and a look of gratified Pride parted his lips in a triumphant laugh. Quot do yer want Ter say Bobet yet talks inter Dat Box Yere Dat i Kin hear yer at de i House a a yes. Sir. Just that. Ned looked slightly incredulous but determined to see whether Bob was Quot he had great Faith in his Friend Bob. For he had seen him do some very wonderful things. At least they were wonderful to Little Ned. Who was a Street Gamin and cared nothing for books. In a Short time Bob who had kept his ear at the mouthpiece heard a thin piping voice saying a does yer hear me Bob a a yes Ned. I hear you As Plain As if you were standing a does yer Here a snap a Barkin like fury. Can to yer talk Ter him a a a let a see answered Bob. A a put him up to the a hello a snap a old Doggie Dat you Snappy a a Bow wow Yow Yeow Bob burst out laughing. He heard the Quick Short barks which changed into howls of terror As a snap a his Little Blackland Tan terrier jumped out of Ned a arms Aud ran under Tho bed from which Coign of 1 Vantage nothing could induce him to emerge. The seance was Over and Bob dug up his Copper wound his wire into a Coil which lie Hung Over his shoulder and went Home. He disconnected his a ground a put away his wire and promised himself that in a Day or two he would get Call Bells and attach them to his Telephone. However Man proposes or As Bobbie Burns wrote it a the Best Laid plans of mice and men gang aft Tho factory suddenly closed. Some of the men had been discharged and the rest of the workmen wore indignant. They went in a body to Hie manager and asked Hun to take Back the discharged men but he refused. Then they All went on a a they refused to work unless the discharged men were taken Back. The manager was firm Tho men obstinate and so Tho factory was closed. Bobs father was discharged too As the manager suspended him for sympathizing wit i the dismissed workmen. Markham had put away in the savings Hank a few dollars for to was a prudent economical Man so that his loss of work did not result in actual poverty for ins family to was a sober industrious fellow an i hated to Dang around Idle so he began to look out for some other work. He found however to his Surprise that the fact of his discharge seemed to be known to every employer and it operated against him. Mrs. Markhams brother was Foreman of a Coal mine in the mountains of Pennsylvania and Markham wrote to him inquiring if there was any Chance of getting work there. It was Lucky he did so for the answer informed him that he could get a position As watchman in a Large roller Mill near the mine. Markham w As a Soldier during the great War. And was wounded severely. He Drew a Small pension for to was unable to work having but one Arm so that was the reason to was obliged to look for a watchman a place. The family moved to Ironville Aud Bob wept As he left his kind professor. A you Are now nearly old enough to study and Experiment for yourself Robert a said his teacher a and you must be doubly industrious. I have no fear but you will he Shook the boys hand and bade him Goodby smilingly. Ironville was a rough mining settlement. The miners were a nondescript crowd of hungarians. Poles welshmen and irishmen of the lowest social Grade. They drank and fought and conducted themselves in a fashion which was but Little removed from that of brutes. As Mark Nam was rather a decent fellow he refused to Consort with such degraded creatures and. Of course was not liked. He was often nervous when he knew that Large sums of Money were put away in the office Safe before pay Day. Icon Ville was a noted place for tramps too and he often saw some desperate looking characters loafing around the works. Ile expressed some fears one Day to his wife and Bob who heard him became uneasy on his fathers account. Ile was employed in the office As errand and general Utility boy. And he brought Home his wages to his Mother at the end of Eracli month. The huge roller Mill was occasionally a shut Down in times of Trade depression Aud then Markham was doubly anxious. Borne tramps might set it on fire. Such things had been done before he knew. Or some scoundrels might try to blow open the company a Safe. Lie was alone at night in the vast building and the nearest House was several rods away. Bob offered to put a Telephone in the Mill for his fathers use. But the wire would to conspicuous and if any attempt at robbery were to be made the burglars could easily Cut it. No. Ile must adopt some secret plan. The Long Winter nights were approaching and. That stimulated the boys ingenuity. He was now unemployed and he offered to sit up every night with his father hut Markham smiled at his Little boys proposal. A Luther would lie left alone my boy and thin would never do. I have my revolver. Done to worry about me. I can take Good care of any Trumps who come fooling around but Bob explored the Mill carefully. He found teat a Large sewer extended from the washroom to a Ravine Iii the rear out of which the water was discharged. When the Mill shut Down this sewer was of course dry. Aud Bob discovered thai he could creep in and carry a wire to the washroom. The Mouth of Tho sewer was Only a very Short distance from the rear of the Markham cottage so that he could take his wire out from the Hack of the House and conceal it easily. 1 after this he went to work in order both i to occupy his Idle time and to furnish a Means of communication with his father at night and he made an electric alarm Bell. He attached this to the headboard of his 1 bed in an ingenious manner so that the Wood acted As a resonator and when the. Bell rang it would Wake even one of Thea seven watchman Markham owing to his duties a Aea Irod routine habits and one of them i was to sit smoking after every round in a subscribe to a Magazine or a weekly Story. Or news journal tacking. Great Speed can be attained by the proper management of such a sail and it was once my pleasure to witness an expert keep Pace with one of our fastest ice boats. The swifter you go the More caution must be exercised for at High speeds it is extremely difficult to keep the abates on the ice. At such times however lean Well against the wind and in extreme cases Bend the head so that the pressure on the Topsail May be exerted in a downward direction. In passing a companion give him plenty of room and Cross Well on the Windward Side of him or else you May be Calm his sail and very Likely cause a capsize on the ice with fatal results. The sail if Tou no make the sail of Light Cotton Duck or yacht Drill. The former is Light in weight and closely Woven and accordingly will not allow the wind to blow through it or in other words a will hold Tho it comes 22 inches wide with 80 running Yards to a Roll or Bolt. See that the material you Purchase has a Good and even Selvage or Edge and is free from tightness. Having procured a Palm for 25 cents a couple of sail Needles for to cents and a sufficient amount of sail twine for 15 cents with the dimensions Given in figure i we will next proceed to draw a diagram of the exact size of our sail on a smooth floor using a piece of Chalk to make our rude sketch. Make the sail three feet in Width at the upper Edge or a head a and As the sail must he at least Ive feet High apply the end of the Duck to the top of the diagram unroll until you reach the lower Edge or a foot a and then Cut off without waste. Having Cut off three such strips or a a cloths from our material Lap their edges to about one Inch and proceed to sew them together on one Side with a double thread a Well waxed then turn the Canvas Over and sew the opposite Side in like manner. In this Way the sail will have a double seam equal in Width to the distance or the Blue thread running Lengthwise in the material from the Selvage. As it adds to Tho neat appearance of sails when pressed out by i the wind to have the / to i two Side edges or i i j i \ a leeches a and the a. I n a a foot Cut a Little curved instead of straight you May now of a trim off at these ram orgy Sruv As much of the sail As y you May see fit the i i q amount removed be j la my ing wholly a matter of i taste and judgment. A bails treated in this Square knot. Way Are said to be a a gored on the a a leeches and a broached a on the when in use. As the greater part of Tho Strain will be brought upon the edges and Corners and in order that your sail May withstand any undue pressure i would advise you to sew a two Inch hem around the sail and on each of the four Corners stitch extra patches of Canvas called strengthening cloths or along the top of the sail and five inches apart. With also one in each lower Corner stick eyelet holes and work them similar to buttonholes also a double Row across the sail at a distance of a foot and a half from the upper Edge. In making these eyelets if you will remember to pass a round wooden pin tapering to a Point called a a lid a through the holes when finished much will be added to tile neat appearance of your work. I he top of the sail is spread out to the find by the use of two strips of Wood. Called Yards the up per one being t he Topsail Yard and the other the shoulder or lower Yard. The Bottom of the sail is held out by Means of two additional sprits known As hand spots. The Yards and nand sprits should he made of some Light Wood Spruce or even Bamboo fishing rods being Strong enough for ail purposes. Cut Tho Yards of equal length each not less than three feet Long the Topsail Yard however being made somewhat lighter in Oke before the weight than the Low wind. Erys cd the hand sprits for our size sail should he each four feet Long. Having passed Stout cords called a or bands a through Tho rows of eyelets Hind the sail securely to the Yards each Roband passing around the Yard and tied with a Square knot on top. You have probably noticed rows of Little cords sewed to the sail of a boat at intervals parallel with its lower Edge. These Are called a reef Points a and Are used to tie the sail Down when necessary to reduce its size for safety. A similar Row might be put on your sail Midway Between the Yards in Case you should at any time wish to Roll and tie up the Topsail when blowing hard or As is naut Cally termed reef the Topsail. A Little Mast is loosely connected to the shoulder Yard at its Middle by Means of a piece of leather the upper part being rigidly secured to the Topsail Yard. A Flag or Pennant carried on its upper end will be useful in indicating Tho direction of the wind. Your sail when finished will resemble the Square sails of a full rigged ship Tho Only difference being that in All ships sails the Topsail and lower sail Are in two separate parts while yours is in one continuous piece. The fascinating pastime of skating is greatly enhanced by the use of the skate sail and upon the supposition that you Are the Happy possessor of a pair of Good club skates let us put on our sail and give the Rig a trial to a see what Shell always get your skate son first of All then with two straps leading from the shoulder Yard fasten the sail to your Back by first passing the straps Over the shoulders crossing them on the breast Back under the arms and around the Waist and then brought Forward and secured in front of the body by a hard knot. Hold the body erect the head Well Back and the Knees slightly Bent As this greatly assists one in maintaining his equilibrium. Insert the ends of the hand sprits in the eyelet holes in the lower Corners Cross them and grasp the upper ends firmly for by them the Bottom of the sail is held in position. To head the following offers you can secure your a or lie Magazine or weekly Story or news journal in connection with the weekly Globe at a Price for both that will reduce the Cost of the weekly Globe to 50 cents or less a year. The postage is paid by the Globe and costs you nothing. If there is any Magazine or Story or news journal that you wish and you cannot find on this list please write to the weekly Globe for its combination Price. No publication will is gent for leu Tim Tim one year and no order for a publication will but accepted unless it inel Nde a yearly subscription to Thi weekly Globe. Window for Tho Sake of the Light could Well refuse to obey this peremptory invitation. No one Long past boyhood can realize the misery and humiliation of those la boys with their legs dangling from the tall armchairs. A boy on his feet is an Active and capable being with Soto Force and dignity albeit on a miniature scale. A boy half lost to sight in a great armchair is an to shave or blot to shave used to be the question. Black Wood a Magazine for Many years before the crimean War Mustache in Urie country was the distinguishing badge of the cavalry it was prohibited Iii the infantry and As for the civilian who braved Public opinion by sporting it he was looked on either As an artist an eccentric or As wishing to pass for a Hussar. But shaving by regulation Little As it May be suspected by those who submit to it has an origin More serious than Mere Caprice or love of uniformity. It is the badge of service a survival of the primitive custom of mutilating slaves to prevent their escape or ensure their recognition or recapture if they did escape. The mosaic Law made Tho mutilation More merciful than it probably had been previously. The proper Mode of re engaging a servant is set Forth in exodus xxi to a then his master shall bring him unto the judges he shall also bring Nim to the door or unto the doorpost and his master shall Boro his ear through with an awl and he shall serve him As manners grew Milder even this slight mutilation was discarded and shaving the head or Beard was resorted to for marking servants. Fierce and Long was the controversy that raged maltese islands during the sixth and seventh centuries oven to shedding of blood As to the right manner in which priests servants of the lord should shave their Heads. At this distance of time there seems As much to be said for St. Columbian a frontal tonsure from ear to ear across the brow As for that favored at Rome which eventually carried the Day tile coronal on the Summit of the head. Tho roman Catholic Priesthood has not yielded to the lax practice of the age and it is not Many years since any protestant Clergyman of these islands had he grown anything More thai the orthodox a a Mutto chops a would have forfeited the Confidence of his entire flock. Modish Young men of the present Day for the most part affect the tonsure described by Julius Caesar As Ore mailing among the celts of Britain when he first landed that is they shave everything except the upper lip. What came of the Blue uniformed lads demanding their rights. By Flora Gaines Loughead. Chapter it. Arbitration. A toe delegation of strikers filed through the great front Entrance leading to the rooms of the Bay District company they secretly rejoiced that Jet Mibu 12 had been placed on their committee of a f 0 of Lovka for they Elt at kit r of t Ftp there was strength in v \ us numbers Aud carried or vow in i f i themselves with an a fill of i i i her of Independence that Lent dignity to their cause. Two by two they passed along the Hall through the main office where Makin greeted them with a derisive smile and halted at the door of the Ante room leading to the superintendents office. Here they encountered Mike the janitor a Jolly Middle aged Man. Possessed of More Good humor than tact. A Harrah and is it Corning Back to work be Are boys Good for vees its Mesils that a been saying All along to list wait a bit and yes a be glad a the Chance. A no. Not exactly that. Mike. But. We want to have a talk with the a a just so. Boys. No doubt hell be glad to say is. And invade its the truth in a telling i assure yees we re All been pining for the Light a yer talking As he advanced he Flung the door wide open a some Gintle min to sat be if Plazes yer a show them in. Mike a came the Sharp incisive tones of the chief. Nothing could have so dismayed the boys As this jocular introduction. Tile whole line faltered and fell Back each waiting for the other to Lead the Way. Then John Pembroke As was his duty placed himself at the head of the line and endeavoured to enter the dreaded presence in a bold and confident manner hut in reality he appeared very timid and deprecating. Behind him came to frightened trembling Little Fellows while Jimmie Mccracken saucy and defiant As Ever brought up the Wake having deliberately j aced himself in the rear lest some of the younger boys should get panic stricken Aud make a break Tor the door. The superintendent t gave the squad one careless glance then waved his hand to dismiss them. A ooh bother new boys after places i suppose Yve Are a Little Short of hands. Go and see Makin in the outer office. In a he turned impatiently Back to the papers with which his desk was covered not taking the trouble to so much As to look into their faces. Perhaps this was the key to the a whole situation. He had never taken pains to look into their faces or Felt any personal interest in them. To him the boys were Mere machines to be hired and used As Long As they were efficient and in Good we orking order and thrust aside when deficient or worn out. He forgot the first principle of a Good mechanics that a tool or implement Worth purchasing in the first place is always worthy of Good care and repair. A a we re not new boys or. Barlow. We we Are the old a the old boys and Pray what Are you showing up for at this late hour done to you know you be turned business upside Down by running off the Way you have Yah at a the matter anyhow been eating too much Candy and had an attack of col Call Down the line or have you been off on some pleasure Jaunt into the country pretty time of year for picnics or was it the base Ball match Over at Berkeley a a Elf you please or. Barlow we re All gone out on a John Pembroke tried to speak in a bold Manly Way As he made this statement but his voice somehow sounded very thin and far away. 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If my memory serves me right you Haven to introduced yourself yet. Will you oblige me with your name a a my name is John Pembroke a emr. John Pembroke you Mav John Pembroke cleared his Throat and boldly read whereas the messenger boys late in the employ of the Bay District company have formed a Union for their Mutual Protection resolved that eight cents an hour shall be the lowest Price we we ill take for Day work and nine cents an hour the lowest Price we will stand for night work. Resolved. That the boys must not he fined for losses or delays that Ain t their fault. Resolved that we respectfully request the company to discharge Charles o. Makin because he abuses the boys. Resolved that we will buy oar uniforms where we can get them the cheapest or have them made at Home of we can. Resolved that labor shall not submit to be trod Den under the Heel of capital. There had been another clause demanding Royal a tampon s reinstatement in the service hut Royal himself had objected so strongly to having Iris personal grievance mixed up with anything concerning the general Good of the Union that it had been stricken out. John Pembroke read the resolutions in Iris Best style but somehow they did not seem nearly As impressive As they had when he proposed them tothe convention in theban that morning. Yet he took Especial pains to recite slowly and emphatically the concluding clause where labor declared War to the knife against capital. Tile superintendent listened attentively. A is that All a he blandly asked when John had finished. A yes somehow it did not seem very much. A perhaps you think you have treated us fairly a said the with diabolical Courtesy. A half the City depending upon our service and Here you All go off without a moments notice. People getting sick and wanting doctors dying Ana needing ministers quarrelling and wanting lawyers giving parties and unable to distribute their invitations hungry and wanting refreshments in love and wanting to Send letters and Flowers and not a blessed thing can they do or get or Send because you Little vagabonds All go off in a body without ten of the urchins quaked in their boots at this forcible account of the dismal results of their rash act. Jimmie Mccracken seized the Chance. A serves you right for being so shabby to us. Guess you la find out what ifs like to have everybody flown on you and get hard up yourselves. Your company la be ruined if you keep on i Tell he made it for a toy but it served a a greater purpose. 1 by Lieut. John c. Walshe. 1 7 r Here a the Bell i Bob. Here take this a pail Down to your father a said . Bob lifted his head j from a Hook which j he had been earnestly to studying. It was a i jul work on natural 1 h to \ philosophy and Hon i i est mrs. Markham j _ to Ltd whose education was rather limited often 1 wondered How a a Rob could understand the hard words and the geometrical figures in the big Book. I a a but Robes a Good boy a she said a if lie does waste so much time poring Over the books and or. Giles says lies la be a mechanical Engineer yet though in a sure or. Giles head is always in the bobs father worked in a Large factory where All kinds of electrical machinery we Ere made As night watchman and was a trusted employee of the firm. He made his rounds nightly and registered them by an electrical device of which the honest follow knew nothing further than that it recorded each visit when he pressed a Button. There was a Large Safe in the office and this was his special care As it contained Money and valuable papers. Ned Markham was a faithful Man and was always present when the Safe was locked and saw the last Man out of the Gate at night when work was Over. Then he made his rounds examined the Yards carefully and after that sat Down to his supper this was always handed to him by his son Bob of whom he was very proud for Bob was a Good boy helped Iris Mother and always brought Home excellent report us from school. The boy displayed at an Early ago a taste for practical mechanics and his childish playthings were a set of carpenters tools. Ile had set up a Little Bench and spent All his boy earnings on tools. To mended everything broken in the a a Flat where he lived and was a Good tinker Carpenter Aud Locksmith on a Boyish scale. When he grew older and passed out of the primary grades at school he took up the study of physics with avidity particularly chemistry and electricity. He made electro magnets and set up a Small galvanic Battery with which he conducted his experiments. The fact of his father being a watchman in the great factory where All sorts of electrical devices were manufactured gave a Bias to the boys Bent and the Foreman was kind enough to show him most of the processes of manufacture. When the Telephone was first explained to his class by the teacher bobs eyes glistened and when the instructor pointed out How easily each boy could construct a Telephone for himself me boy resolved that he would make one immediately. It might be of no great practical use but As the spaniards say Quieu Sabe a who knows Ile procured some thin common Pine boards and made a Fiat shallow Box four inches deep a foot Long and eight inches wide. A can of liquid stain finished the Box outside and when it was rubbed it looked like Black Walnut. He bought a piece of round steel 8 inches in length and half an Inch in diameter at a hardware store for a few cents and he would some Fine insulated wire around it. Through Bis wire he transmitted a current of electricity from his Little galvanic Battery and made the steel bar into a permanent Magnet. Then he made two Bridges of hard Wood and screwed them to the Bottom of his Box about four inches apart. On these two rests he placed his Magnet with the Fine insulated wire now wrapped around Only one end of it. When Bob had finished placing his Magnet on the Bridges Aud saw that it fitted nicely he took it out and Laid it aside. Then with the Aid of some vinegar and a emptying the tank. By the wind. The delegation of strikers filed into tue superintendent s office. The weekly Globe Houton. Ala39%

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