The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, March 21, 1895, Image 1

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He 8uy 1" Hid Hrui in that He Is (ilad
to Work on New ('ruuiid jfattt ilic
Not Interfere with Otbtr lite Cav
alry twjrvice.
Unoccupied Field.
Public interest in the service at tile
N'-w York Academy of Music is mine'
thiug phenomenal. Although the arrange
ment is an innovation in religious meth
ods in New York, both a to time anil
place, there 1b uij church in the city to
which no many people go or where b
lunch eagerness to secure admission is
displayed. The usual immense audience
wan pri-Meiit Sunday afternoon to hear the
famous preacher. Dr. Talmage's subject
wan "New Ground," and the text ltom
ana iv., -0, "lct I should build upon
another inau'ii foundation."
After, with the help of others, I had
built three i hurohes in the same city, and
not feeling called Uioti to undertake the
superhuman of building n fourth
church, Providence seemed to point to
this place an the held in which I could
enlarge my work, and I fed a sense of re
lief amounting to exultation. Wlioreiiiito
thiH work will if row 1 cannot irodiey. It
If. in mi lo; and promising beyond any
thing I luive ever touched. The churches
are the grandest institutions thin world
ever saw, ami their pastors have no supe
riors this Hide of heaven, but there ia a
work which nuitl li done outside, the
churches, and to that work I join myself
for awhile, "lAsnt I build on another mini's
The church Ik a fort real divinely built.
Now, a fortress ia for defense and for
drill and for storing amuiiiiiition, but an
army must sometimes be on the march far
outside the fortress. In the campaign of
conquering this world for Christ the time
hits coinn for an advance movement, for n
"general engagement," for massing the
troops, for an invasion of the enemies'
country, Oonlident that the forts are
well inunned by the ableat ministry that
ever bleat the church, I propose, with
others, for awhile to join Mm cavalry and
move out and on for aorviets in tins open
New KccruttB,
In laying out the plan for his mission
ary tour l'aul, with more brain than any
of his contemporaries or predecessors or
miceessors, sought out towns and cities
which had not yet been preached to. Hi!
goes to Corinth, a city mentioned for
splendor and vice, and Jerusalem, where
the priesthood and sanlntdriii were ready
to leap with both feet upon the Christian
religion. He feels he has a Hpeeiul work
to do, and he mean to do it. What won
the remilt? The grandest life of useful
ness that man ever lived. We modern
Chnatinn workers are not apt to imitate
l'aul. We build on other people's foun
dations. If we erect a church, we prefer
to have it tilled with families ail of whom
have been pious. Io we gather u Sunday
school class, we want good boys and
glrln, hair combed, faces washed, inan
nera attractive. So a church in this day
la apt to be built out of other churches.
Some ministers upend 'all their time In
fishing in other people's hiiii1s, and they
throw the line into that, church pond mid
jerk out a Methodist, and throw the line
into another church md and bring out a
I'reaby teriaii. or there is a religions row in
some neighboring church, and the whole
school of tish swim off from that pond
Mild we tllkc tliclll all ill With one sweep
ol the net. V 'hut is gullied '.' Absolutely
nothing for the general cause of t'hrisi.
It is only us in an army, when u regiment
Is transferred from one division to an
other or from the Fourteenth regiment to
the Sixty-ninth regi .!. What strength-
ens the army is new recruits.
The fact , this is u big world. When
in our schoolboy diiys we learned the di
ameter and circumference of this planet,
we did not learn half. It i the latitude
and longitude and diameter and circum
ference of want mill woe ami sin thai no
figure can cnlctiliilc. This one spiritual
cnlitinelil of rclchedliess renoho across
all zones, mid if I were culled to give il-i
geographical boundary i would nv it js
bounded on the north and soiilh and east
and i'M by the great heart ot God's n.uii
pail. and love, 'ill, it is a grout world!
Since (I o'clock this morning at lens! .Mi,
ikhi have been born, and all these multi
plied population-) are to be reached of the
go.opi I. In 1'iigluiid or in eastern A titer!
can cities ate hcing much rruivili-il,
tin I mi acre of ground is of great value,
but out Wet Mm acres is a email farm,
and I'lHsio lu res is no unusual possession.
;io.v Mil norm,
Tlc-re is a wist lielil here and every
wlier.- iite-cr tipi.-d, p. niy of room mure,
lot l.i ildiiuj on uicilr.-r man's foundation
We n.'i d us chut' hc o stop bombarding
the old ire'ielad sinner have been
piooi' iigattfi thirty years of Christian
a - inll a ud itini for the salvation of tho-o
v, ho 1. 11 never et had otic i a l in In a I t e.
n::d point I. 'an!, invitation, 'lion- nr.
cliitt' l es m hose building might be worth
V-1 ' " who arc noi avcrn-ilig live liew
cotiveri a vir and diiiuir le,s good tluin
f.nib' n N'g i a bin eting -,,u,.- Uh "ill
v eacdle stiM I. in wooden o. hi at.d a
ran.! -for who lias never seen a colli ge or 11. e di.Ti rcnee between Gieei; and
Ct-o. ' rv. ''e o.. t i-lit'P Im-b f.i ef int.,
sympathy ith ibe great oiitsido .vorl'l
a ud b ' llici. know that none m e so brok
en hearted or hardly beMcad Mint they
Hill not be web ollieil. "No," oiys sollli
f.-.iwl innn Christian, "I don't liki' to be
cro- d. ii in church. I lou't pin uny one ii,
.my pew," My brother, tthtil will do
in In iiwn' Whi n a great mult 1 1 n Io that
no mail ciiri number assembles, Uiey will
put fifty In your pow. What lire the n
led few to day asscnihlei ill the ,'hro i,in
chiir' dies compared with the mightier mil
ll'Uis imlside of them? At least .'!.(KK),(sMI
pmple in thi cluster of aealsinri) cities
anil mil inoiii llian 2K),(tK In thn cliurrh-.
Many of the churchea are lika a hospital
that should advertise that Its patient
must linvw nothing wor than too'.hartie
or "run .'1.0,1111'.." let I'o lirukeu heads,
ni r is',,-.) ind !. , 1,0 fractured thigh.
Che c for Heatioeiii tuuderHH- silinerB,
Veliei-i-ouU-1 .'iii:ei mid i. inula wm!i 11
g!o- em. It Ii 114 ilenigh a inn!) had a
i.triu of ;!,'ssi Hems ami put all hi wo. k
011 oim u re. lin in .y rulw nmer no luiuje
cms of corn, iicver n big heads of wheut.
he Would Ica.aiu pool. '1'he lllll. h of
God I. us 1.1 a'.u'wd its chief cure on o m
acre and has rals-d splendid men
women in that small iiiclosura, but the
li.ld is the vvorld. That uieuns Nonh
and S.ii'th America, Kurope, Asia and
Africa 11ml all the iaiauda of the sea.
It is as though after a great battle thure
were left rdl.iint) wounded and dying n
the add aiol three Burgeons yave all their
lime to three patients under their ehargj.
The major general comes iu and says to
llie doctors, 'Come out here and look at
the nearly r0,i!0 dying for lack of tur
giea! attendance." "No," say the three
doctors, standing there and fanning their
patients, "we have three important cusea
here, and we are attending them, ami
when we are not positively busy with
their wounds it taken all our time to keep
the llies off." In this awful battle of sin
mid sorrow, where millions have fallen 1111
millions, do not let us spend all our time
in taking (are of a few people, and when
the comma ml comes, "Go into the world,"
say practicallv, "No, I cannot go; I have
here a few choice cases, and I am busy
keeping off the Hies." There are multi
tudes today who have never had tiny
Christian worker look them in the eye,
and with earnestness in the accentuation
say. "Come," or ihey would long ago
have been in the kingdom. My friends,
religion is cither a sham or a tremendous
realily. If it be a tdiiitu, let lis cease to
have mi) thing to do with Christian asso
ciation, if it lie a reality, then great
populations are on their w ay to the bar of
God untitled for lh ordeal, and what are
we doing'
Jutttlhciition Ilcfmcd.
In order to reach the multitude of out
siders we must drop all technicalities out
of our religion. When we talk to people
about the hypostatic union and French
eiicyclopedianism and erastianism and
complutf nsiauism, we are as impolitic
and little understood as if a physician
should talk to an ordinary patient about
the pericardium ami intercostal iniiHch
and iicorbutin symptoms. Many of us
coma out of the theological aemiiiariea so
loaded up that we take the first ten years
to show our people how much we know
and the next ten years get our people to
know as much as we know, mid at the
end find that neither of us knows any
thing as we ought to know. Here are hun
dreds of thousands of sinning, struggling
and dying people who need to realii-.e just
one thing -that .Iohuh Christ came to save
thorn and will save them now.
Hut we go into a profound and elaborate
definition of what justification ia, and
after all the work there are not, outside
of the learned professions, H HI people
in the I'nited States who can tell what
justilication ia. I will read you the defi
nition: "J ustilication is purely a forensic
act, the act of a judge sitting in the forum,
in which the Supreme Kuler 11 mi Judge,
who ia accountable to none, and who
alone knows the manner in which the
ends of his universal government can best,
be attained, reckons thai w hich was done
by the substitute, and not on account of
j anything done by thein, but purely upon
1 account of this gracious method of reck
oning, grants them the full remission of
their sins."
Now. what is justification '' I will tell
you what Justification is. When a sinner
believes, God lets him off. tine suicnicr,
in Connccl iciit, I went to a large factory,
anil 1 saw over the door written the
voids, "No admittance." 1 entered and
sau Mi't' the next door, "No admittance."
Ill I elilcred. I got inside and
found it a pin factory, and thev were
m.'iLirig pins, very wcn-jeeable, Jin' and
ii-' fid pins. So the spirit of e-cclusive-lu-ss
has practically written over the
side door of ninny a church, "No admit
tance." And it the stranger enters he
linds practically written over the second
iloor. .No iiiliiiittmice, an. I it he goes
in over all the pew doors seems written,
"No admittance," while the minister
stands in the pulpit hammering out his
little niceties of belief, pounding out the
technicalities of religion -making pins. In
ihc nn. st practical, common ?a use way.
111.1I lilting aside (lie uoti-esseiilials and
tin' hard definitions of religion, go out
oil Ihe God given iiihisioit, toiling the peo
pie what they need and when mid how
f!l ',' can get if.
Tripl ed I p tiy I'rol'essol (.'Print iaim.
Others were trijped up of skepticism
lr. .in being grievously wronged by some
u: 'ii who prof os .eil to be a Christian.
They had u partner in business who turn
.-.! out to be a lii'si-elass scoundrel, though
a juolcf-si'd t 'hrisiian. Many cm ag..
tic !.,..! all faith by what happened in 1111
oil company hieli as lonind amid the
uclli !.'i:l.i ecitemei ' (,,. cmpnn.'
.cn.'if no land, or if they did there wits
no -licit ol oil produced, 1ml the president
..! 1 ,0 1 niupaiiy iisn ! '-I. 1 idor,
and Me- t r-'i. Her was an i!). fa-opal ves
: r. ma n. and one dii color win n M ,-thoilist
i hi-s lead, r and the other prom
ilieiil members of 1 ia 11I i-st and Cmo-reon
tmnal ciiur. lies, i 'in iiiais woie e:.,iien
mil lelli'i;; what falchiui pr. .-.pools op.'d
ed before litis company. Innocent n,tu
and women who had 11 little money 1.1 in
vest, and little- their all, i-aid. "I
dun I kii.ov aii,ihing about this cnuii'ii 11 y.
but so many good men are at the head of
it that it llillsl I"' e.vccllelit, and lakillg
1 r.ii k I'l it luusl be almost us good as join
ing the eiiul'.h. So they bought the
ni 00k and perhaps e, eiveil one dividend
so as to keep them still, hut after awhile
ihey found thai Ihe company hud reorgan
ized and had a different president ami
different treasurer and different directors.
Oilier engagements or ill health hud ciiiih
ed the former olhcers of the company,
with iiiiiny regrets, to resign. And nil
that the subscribers of Mint stock Ii nil to
show for their Investment was a beiiull
fully ornamented certificate. Sometimes
that mini, looking over his old papers,
coiuea across that r-ertifirate, and It la so
suggestive Hint he vowy hit wants none
of tin1 religion that the president and
tnistpe and ilirvctora of that till com
pany pro' -'.-sod. ot i our..- t!u-i rejec
tion of religion on io h iiioun !s v u uii- j
philosophical mid in. in-. I ilia told tl.i't
uiauy of the CiJ.ed .Vu?, anuy ceW 't-f I
e.eiy yi-itr. an I iheiv ure ih..u.nie's of;
cul t iioo-r :jo evc.y y.-ar. Is II at any
thing Mgiiiiik! the Ciillo.l Htatea llnvn
mint that v.i.n- iheni In? And if u ol-dh-i-
of d.-sus Christ desert, is that any
thing against the Christ iiinlty which he
snore io snpnort and defend' Ho do
y.ui judge of the cnrrci. cjr of a country J
Uy a cotiiiierfeit bill' Oh, ymi must
have patience with those who have beu
windlcd by religious pretenders. Uv
in the presence of others a frank, honest,
earnest Christian life, that they may be
attracted to the same Saviour upon whom
your hopes depend.
Herueinber skepticism alwayi has some
reason, good or bad, for existing. Go
ethe's irreligion started when the new
came to Germany of the earthquake at
Lisbon, Nov. 1, 3775. That 00,imi peo
ple should have perished ill that earth.
ipiake and in the after rising of the Ta
gus so stirred his sympathies that he
threw up his belief in the goodness of
God. Others have gone Into skepticism
from a natural persistence in asking the
reason why. They have been fearfully
stabbed of tlie interrogation point. There
are so many things they cannot get ex
plained. Such men lire not to he scoffed,
but helped.
Home Had Caxes.
There is a held of usef illness but little
touched, occupied by those who are astray
in their hubils. All northern nation, like
those of North America and lOngland and
Senilund - that is, in the colder climates
are devastated by alcoholism. They lake
the tire to keep up the warmth. In south
ern countries, like Arabia and Spain, the
blood is sii warm they lire not tempted to
fiery liipiids. The great Hotuiin armies
never drank anything stronger than water
tinged with vinegar, but under our north
ern climate I he tcmpUiiioii to healing
stimulants is most mighty, and millions
succumb. When a man's habits go wrong,
the church drops him, the social circle
drops him, good intlueuce drops him, we
all drop him. Of nil the men who get off
the track, but few ever get on again.
Near my summer residence there is a
life saving station on the beach. There
are all the ropes and rockets, the boats,
the machinery for getting people off shii
wrecka. One summer I saw there fifteen
or twenty men who were breakfasting
after having juat escaped with their lives
and nothing more. I p and down our
coasts are built these uaeful structures,
and the mariners know il, and they feel
that if they are driven into the breakers
then; will be apt from shore to come a
rescue. The churches of God might to he
so many life saving stations, not so much
to help those who are in amooth waters!
but. those who have been shipwrecked.
Come, let. us run out the life boats! And
who will man them? Wt; do not preach
enough to such men. We have not enough
faith in their release. Alas, if when they
come to hear us we are laboriously trying
to show the difference between sublapsn
rianism and HUpralapsariauisiii, while
they have a thousand vipers of remorse
mid despair coiling around and biting
their immortal spirits! The church is not
chiefly for goodisli sort of men whose
proclivities are all right, and who could
gel to heaven praying and singing in their
own homes. It is on the bench to help
the drowning. Those bad cases are the
cases that God likes to take hold of. He
can save n big sinner as well as a small
sinner, and when a man calls cnrncHlly
to God for help he will go out. to deliver
such a one. If it were necessary, God
would i-oni" down from the sky, followed
by all Ihe artillery of heaven and a mil
lion angels with drawn swords. Gel lull
such redeemed men in each of your
churches, and nothing could stand before
them, for such men arc generally warm
hearted .and enthusiastic. No formal
prater tin u. No liearllcss souring then.
No cold con , ciitionalisms then.
Get to Work.
The destitute children ol the streets
offer a held of work comparatively tin
cupied. The niicared lor children arc in
the majority iu most uf our cities. Their !
condition was well illustrated by what
boy in this city said when he was found i
under a carl gnawing a bone, and some
one said 10 him, "Where do joii live'.'" !
and he answered, "Iloii'i live nowhere,
sir!" Seventy thousand of Ihe children
ol New York oily can neither read nor
wlile. Whet' thev grow up. it linrelot-Iit-ed,
Ihey will outvote your children, and
thev vtill govern your childn 11. The'
e.h'skv ring will hatch on! other whisky
rings, and grogshops will kill with their
horrid sicm h public sobriety, unless the
church of Gml rise up with otttst retched
arms and enfolds this dying population in
hi t' bosom. Public s' limds cannot do ii.
Art gitHorios- cannot do il. r.lsickv. ell's
island cannot do it. Almshouses .auitoi
do 11. New York Tomb- eaniml do ii.
Sing Sing citryiot do il. I'eople of God,
wake up to your magniliceiit mission ! You
can do it. Gel soincrt'liei'e, somehow. Io
I have heard of what wits called the
"thundering religion." It was in "'. a
part of the ltoiu.iii army Io which some
Christians belonged, and lln-ir pray em,
it was siinl, were answered by thunder
and lightning and hail and louip 'sl, w hieli
own!. row 1111 invading army and
Ibeeinpiro. And I would to God I Ii :i ymi
could be so 1 1 1 i v.-1 1 1 y in prayer and work
that yon would become a thundering le
gion, before hi. h I he fol'ces of sill might
be touted lllnl the gales of lull made to
tremble. Ail nhoiird now on the gospel
liip! If joii cannot be it cipiaiu or a
fi 1 mi mate, be a stoker, ot- a deckhand, or
ready at -coiniiiaud Io climb the rallines.
Ileum away now, lads! Shake out the
reefs ill Ihe foretopsllil ! 'nine, () heaven,
ly wind, and (ill the canvas! .lesus aboard
will assure our safely. Jesus 011 Ihe nen
will beckon us forward. .lesu on the
shining shore will welcome us Into har
bor. "Ami so it came to pass Ihat they
all escaped safe to land."
The principal islands of thu world, In
eluding Australia, huvu H combined
nt'ou almost eipial to that of North
America. ,
llj'lef (iiatioeft at Fancleft f emtulue. Frivo
lous, Mayhap, and Vet Ottered iu the
Hope tloit the Heading IMajr I'rove
itestlul to Weaxied Womankind.
Oonlp from iiny Gotham.
New York correspondence:
AKCH finds Daino
V 8 .s h 1 o n at a
standstill, though
she Is doubtless
dotting; new inirt
chlef. Meanwhile
the mills are turn
ing out materials
ko well adapted to
the present: styles
tbat little change
need l)e expiided
for some time.
Many of the sum
mer Rtuffs are ap
pearing iu flfty
iiicli widths, in
which case the
width of the goods makes the length of
the skirt, so women me encouraged to
Indulge in skirts tbat stand out. more
than ever. Cloth skirts ore In favor for
detni toilet, the difference between the
(IreAs skirt mid the street skirt being
Iu the cut rather than in the material.
Ilroadcloth In biscuit color makes as
elegant a skirt, with half train setting
well out from 1hc waist, us does bro
cade or satin. Such a skirt. Is used In
coiiiliitiiitlou with a fane..' bodice com
posed of silk, velvet ami luce, wherein
no truce of the skirt, 11111 lerial appears.
Crepoti is Hie slnff tli::i promises to
be pushed to favoritism by the shift
, nr. .TV
ill. Jt'vNv,
. ",i m w i ' ( in , ft :is .- . ,:ss-.
of Diodes. The latest sorts lire so deep
ly creased that they posi lively look
fluted. There Is an Improvement in the
weave of tlie back of these "Materials,
the result being that thc.v can stand
almost, as much wear ami p. ill in a bod
ice as any other fabric. The Initial
picture presents a simple dress of
black crepoti, mid its fiish'otiing' is en
tirely new one of tin' prettiest novel
ties in the new tailor dress. -s. Its very
full seven-gored skirt has all lis .-.ei.inis
strapped with crosswny bands of the
goods, t lie waist bclnji purlly double
breasted, the deep collar opening over
n chemisette of the goods, lopped by a
high collar of the same.
A touch of pink is ilibled to the dress
of the second picture in a way to
gr'oatly enhance its beauty. It appears
in the deep yoke, which is of guipure
over pink siiliu. and in the rosettes at
either side of Ihe front, which ure com
posed of very narrow pink ribbon. The
current craze for violets would make
entirely tasteful the substitution of
hunches of that bloom for the rosettes.
These sleeves commend Ih.'ttis'dvos to
possessors of good shoulders, and are
now freiiicntly seen. Below the yoke
there is a box ph-at. both back and
front, and narrow guipure Insertion
nplieiiis at Iioih sides of The pleat.
Ntle-giecn moire Is the chief material,
the plain skirt being pidet pleated nt
the hack and lined with pink satin.
Belt and standing: collar are of moire.
A less elaborate dross Is the subject
of the next sketch, nixl It Is one that
will be of more general Interest, since
fit, w j -.f .11 : . r
V " ti Hi
MIVKt. IP t ,N KT. A lioll A I K,
It happily cum!. Ii.cs simpii -i; y 0ia
lu'eiit". M-ide of ithiok c-4shiii:-v,
godi t skirt is li:i!:-!:i l -jr.i'lnu the hi a
Willi jet ..i v-i-hit tHene. The bod ce
bus titled iitiiiig, over which llie ca-ii
mere is draped, with 110 st-mus exc J.t
t.'io.s..- under the ai'iiis. and no darts i;i
front, the f ullm.-s. j being pic.i'.ed in
f run 1 iind back. The sijuare yoke of
tucked silk may be either black or col
ored, and is edged with jet galloon in
either case. A black velvet belt orna
mented with rosettes is worn, and tin.
sleeves have little frills added to the
full puffs.
The very latest design both in silk
and summer cotton p'ods is mi all-over
cashmere pattern. This comes in many
beautiful varieties, a background of
softly blended colors with a cashmere
pattern in a deeper tone luld upon it in
V Vv! :
outline being, perhaps:, the most beai
tiful. Such goods are printed but, m
the silk orepons especially, the printing
is so deep that practically there Is no
right and wrong side to the goods. The
style of design and coloring lends itself
to the present styles most felicitously.
An exquisite example Is a dainty after
noon tea gown, with skirt of cashmere
colored crepe of a pale tnixed-blue, gray
and flesh tint background, a cashnicre
figure in dull red brown standing bold
ly from It. The skirt Is made of the
crepe with, an edge of narrow ruffles,
the whole finish of the bottom of the
skirt being not wider thau five Inches.
The skirt, a full godet, is lined with
blue satin. The sleeves of .the bodice
are enormous puffs of the crepe with a
fore sleeve of blue satin banded closely
with rows of red-brown velvet The
rest of the bodice is of blue satin, cloud
ed with gray chiffon, a stock collar of
red-brown velvet completing a very
dainty combination.'
One of those loose and comfortably
house dresses that depend chiefly on
their look of freshness for their beauty
and that make no pretensions at show
tness is presented In the artist's fourth
picture. Of striped brown crepon, iis
plain skirt Is lined with alpaca, the back
being either gathered or pleated. The
blouse waist has fitted lining, buttons
Hf.ACK I'lthPON I. Illil.S'.S 1-SE.
in ''rout and is finished by a brown vel
vet belt iiiid collar. If a dark-brown he
chosen, the velvet inighi ms well lie
o'iuge colored to add brightness 'n the
gown, which is exclusively de-tin ai for
very slender young wi lniui, innl w ill be
pretly iu niaiiy com bina lions.
The chief factor in ctepon's gcti"
favor is tin- fact. Mint it Is available for
nil sorts of uses. K.irly In Mas de
scription came mention of a tailor-made
dress of black crepon. closely followed
by a fashionable instance of coiiihiniti ;
11 black crepon skirl .with a fancy .silk
or velvet bodice. Th"U brown c;-,c,o:i
was sketched ill a simple house ilre,
and the liinul piclurc shows tin extreme
ly dressy costume of black erepoe,
With the usual full gedet ! ill Mi iv ;
;i v. tihsl Ihin bus no seams in ftoiil. I ' m'
trimming there arc only fur bands .
tending; arotiliil Ibe neck ami ouMini ;
the iiriiihole, with like nriia meiila I , .11
at waist mid wrists. The upper fur
bands end in frills of heavy luce weight
oil with jet, innl Jet can replace all the
fur If it is desired.
Never have Micro been before so
ninny expensive "liinliugs" iiboiif :
dress. Haircloth and crinoline arc led
to be had for nolhliig. and now there s
offered 11 line strip of steel, about as
thick 11ml wide as whalebone, cased ;n
openwork tape, so that it can easily hi
adjusted In place at (he fiait of skiris
and the edge of Jackets and bodices. It
Is so pliable that It Is tiot easily broken,
and It gives n "set" to a skirt that Is
worth the money and the troublo.
Oojiyrlfrhted. 15.
tosin the Harth au a Conductor of
Eltsctrie Viliration.
The promise of coming electrlcul
achievement more murveloun than ail
Uiat has precede"! it is in the air,
the Boston Herald. Electrician:' " ' 1
have been admitted to wiliiess i. -eut
eil.eriuieiitii in die laboratory of Nikobi
Tuola have come a way fully laipn 1
with Mie belief that the new wizard has
within hia grusp the solution of the
problem of transmitting iutellitfance
and power without the use of w!r '.
Tesla haa long maintained that tips
could be done. He declared in a pr' "
address two yeara ago that bis convic
tion had grown so strong on that point
that he no longer looked on this plan
of energy or intelligence transml- i!.i'l
as a mere theoretical ixiasibility, but as
a serious problem in electrical engineer
ing which must be carried out some
day. He has been working at the prob
lem ever since, and the invention of hW
"oscillator" destined to be au epoch
making machine in the production of
power tins been merely an Incident In
his patient, scientific search for the
"period" of the electrical charge of the
It is on the existence of this charge
that the possibility depends of convey
ing intelligence without the aid of wires
and without respect to distance. Mr.
Tesla demonstrated some ten years a:M
that the earth could be used as a co,i
ductor of electric vibration. Instead of
the return wire long held to be indis
pensable. Ills single wire motors gave
a i-onvlnclng practical demonstration of
that fact, and led to the farther conclu
sion that it was not. necessary to have
even a single connection between Mm
motor and generator, except. perh::ps.
through the ground. Hut to utilize elec
tric energy given off Into space or. trans
mitted through the ground Is a problem
somewhat different from that of pro
curing at any point, of the earth n re
sponse to the disturbance of its elec
tric charge at some other point The
one turns on the question of how good
an electric conductor the earth may be
shown to be, the other on how nearly it.
is possible to ascertain nt what period
the earth's charge of electricity oscil
lates with respect to an oppositely elec
trified system or known circuit.
The scientific basis of the theory that
the earth is an electrically charged,
body insulated in space is to be found
in the accepted view of Its origin that,
namely, of mechanical separation from
other bodies. But the Important que's
tion was to discover what, quantity of
electricity the earth containswhalj si
scientific language, is its r'ea"pactty"
and what Is the period of vibration?
On the answer to that depends the pos
sibility of disturbing the electrostatic
condition of the earth as to transmit in
telligible signals to any distance slmpiy
through the earth itself or its environ
ing medium. Mr. Tesla has succeeded
in raising that possibility to the rank of
a probability, if not of a certainty. He
has pumped electricity into the,
and has secured "renonance" so power
ful as to manifest itself In lightning
flashes of considerable length and vi
idness. In other words, he has been
able to get a response through the elec
trical vibration which he has impress,!.!
on the earth from the electric charge
which if disturbed there. The two
must, therefore, have something In com
mon; must have a. certain degree of
rhythmical correspondence, however
wide of complete accord. They may
not touch more closely than would the
units which go to make up 2,(wi and
2,0D0,i KM) if M.o former were distributer!
over a line formed by the units which
go to make up ihe latter. But as In this
case one in 100 would touch, and M10
whole be covered al certain fixed inter
vals, so Mr. Tesln's experiments have
led him far enough to show that, he h is
hit upon some harmonic correspond
ence between the known and the un
known circuit. When he has succeeded
In bringing them Into anything like per
fect accord, be will be able, by a gen:'i
eledric tap, to send a note vibrating
over the whole face of the earth, its if it
lay before him like the tightened skin
of a drum.
What 1'eoplo Write For.
Mr. rroiuie, in one or our eilri
talks, said:
,viio wny 00 you v;int 10 inei.
with biography? Why en n't yon
content to w rite three volume novels.'"
"I have no invention," said I.
"Then I suppose you can't write 'LiS1 fc
sort of 'rot' out of which ItMer ling.
Igiii'd and such men make, their M10 1
j sands':"
I "I am not clever enough for that," I
"That answer Is disingenuous " ho
"Well." said I, "I don't want. 10 write
those books,"
"Thai's beMer," said Fronde, and
in rued away. But afterward lie re
newed ihe subject, and said: "I am
glad you don't come to me saying
you think you have a mission of any
kind, or waul to remove a veil from
Mie eyes of mistaken humiinily on any
subject or io do anything grand ,r
phllanthroptciil or that sort of Id'oey.
I haw heard o much of that kind 6f
"Oh, dear, no!" I said. "I want to
put a little money in my pock t. 1
have 110 oilier motive, and as a publish
er asked for ihe book, I took the noop.
miry steps. Nothing more."
"That's well," said Froudc Mrs. Ire
land, in the Couiempoi'ary Hcvi 'W.