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T«*t: Genesis Vis 18: “Come," Also
Revelations XXII: 17: "Come”—The
Kolace or the Christian Faith—Two
Things to Relieve.
[Copyright, 1901, by Louis Klopsrh, N. Y.[
Washington, Oct. 20.—In this dis
course Dr. Talmagc calls all people to
gladness and opens all the doors of
expectancy; texts. Genesis vi, 18,
■'Come;” Revelations xxii, 17, “Come.”
Imperial, tender and all persuasive
Is the word "Coine.” Six hundred and
seventy-eight times it is found In the
Scriptures. It stands at the front gate
of the Bible, as in my first text, Invit
ing antediluvians into Noah’s ark, and
it stands at the other gate of the Bible
as in my second text, inviting the post
dlluvlans of all later ages into the ark
of a Savior’s mercy. “Come ’ is only
a word of four letters, but it is the
queen of words, and nearly the entire
nation of English vocabulary bows to
its scepter. It is an ocean into which
empties ten thousand rivers of mean
ing. Other words drive, but this beck
ons. All moods of feeling hath that
word "Come.” Sometimes it weeps
and sometimes it laughs. Sometimes
it prays, sometimes it tempts, and
sometimes it destioys. It sounds from
the door of the church and from the
seraglios of sin, from the gates of hea
ven and the gates of hell. It is con
fluent and accrescent of all power. It
is the heiress of most of the past
and the almoner of most of the future.
"Come!” You may pronounce it so
that all the heavens will be heard in
its cadences or pronounce it so that all
the woes of time and eternity shall
reverberate in its one syllable. It Is
on the lip of saint and profligate. It
Is the mightiest of all aolkitanta either
for good or bad.
Slain by the Word “Come.”
You must remember that in many
cases our “Come” has a mightier
“Come” to conquer before It has any
effect at all. Just me the accu
rate census, the statistics of how many
are down in fraud, in drunkenness, in
gambling, in impurity or in vice of
any sort, and I will give you the ac
curate census or statistics of how many
have been slain by the word “Come.”
“Come and click wineglasses with me
at this ivory bar.” “Come and see
what we can win at this gaming table.”
“Come, enter with me this doubtful
speculation!” “Come with me and
read those infidel tracts on Christian
ity.” “Come, with me to a place of
had amusement,” “Come with me In a
gay bout through the underground life
of the city.” If in this city there are
twenty thousand who are down in
moral character, then twenty thousand
fell under the power of the word
“Come.” I was reading of a wife
whose husband had bsen overthrown
by strong drink, and she went to the
saloon where he was ruined, and she
)gaid, “Give me back my husband.” And
the bartender, pointing to a maudlin
and battered man drowsing in the cor
ner of the barroom, said: “There he
is. Jim, wake up; here’s your wife
come for you.” And the woman said:
“Do you call that my husband? What
have you been doing with him? Is
that the manly brow, is that the clear
eye, is that the noble heart, that I
married? What vile drug have you
given him that his turned him into a
fiend? Take your tiger claws off of
him. Uncoil those serpent folds of
evil habit that are crushing hirn. Give
me back my husband, the ono with
whom r stood at the altar ten years
ago. Give him back to me.” Victim
was he, as many millions of others
have been, of the word “Come!”
Made Right with God.
With that word which has done so
much for others I approach you today.
Are you right with God? “No,” you
say, “I think not; I am sometimes
alarmed when I think of him; I fear 1
will net be ready to meet him in the
last day; my heart is not right with
God.” Come then and have it made
right. Through the Christ who died to
save you. come! What is the use of
waiting? The longer you wait the fur
ther off you are and the deeper you
are down. Strike out for heaven!
^You remember that a few years ago a
steamer called the Princess Alice, with
a crowd of excursionists aboard, sank
in the Thames, and there was an awful
sacrifice of life. A boatman from the
shore put out for the rescue, and he
had a big boat, and he got it so full
it would not hold another parson, and
as he laid hold of the oars to pull for
tho shore, leaving hundreds helpless
and drowning, he cried out, "Oh, that
I had a bigger boat!” Thank God
that I am not thus limited and that I
can promise room for all In this gospel
boat. Get in; get in! And yet there
is room. Room In the heart of a par
doning God. Room in heaven.
There Is No Kscape.
I also apply the wo.d of my text to
those who would like practical com
fort. If any ever escape the struggle
of life, I have not found them. They
are not certainly among the pro-porous
classes. In most cases it was a strug
gle all the way up till they reached the
prosperity, and since they have reach
ed these heights there have beer per
plexities, anxieties and crises which
were almost enough to shatter the
nerves and^turn the brain. It would
be bard te tell which have the biggest
fight in this world, the prosperities or
the adversities, the conspicuitlfs or the
obscurities. Just as soon as /oil have
enough success to attract the attention
of others the envies and jealousies are
let loose fiom their kennel. The great
est crime that you can commit in the
1 estimation of others Is to git on bet
ter than they do. They think your
addition is their subtraction. Fire
hundred persons start for a goal of
success; one reaches it, and the other
four hundred and ninety-nine are mad.
It would take volumes to hold the
story of the wrongs, out-ages and de
famations that have come upon you
| as a result of your success. The warm
sun of prosperity brings into life a
swamp full of annoying insects. On
the other hand, the unfortunate classes
have their struggles for maintenance.
To achieve a livelihood by one who
had nothing to start with, and after
awhile for a family as well, and carry
this on until children are reared and
educated and fairly started In the
world, and to do this amid all the
rivalries of business and the uncer
tainty of crops and the fickleness of
tariff legislation, with an occasional
labor strike and here and there a
financial panic thrown in, is a mighty
thing to do, and there are hundreds
and thousands of such heroes and
heroines who live unsung and die un
Kola<f of ClirUtinn Faith.
What v,e all need, whether up or
down in life or half way between, is
the indefinite solace of the Christian
religion. And so we employ the word
“Come!" It will take all eternity to
find out the number of business men
who have been strengthened by the
promises of God, and the people who
have been fed by the ravens when oth
er resources gave out, ami the men
and women who, going into this battle
armed only with needle or saw or ax
or yardstick or pen or type or shovel
or shoe last, have gained a victory that
made the heavens resound. With all
the resources of God promises for ev
ery exigency, no one need be left in the
I like the faith displayed years ago
In Drury J.ane, London, in a humble
home when every particle of food had
given out, and a kindly soul entered
with tea and other table supplies and
found a kettle on the fire ready for tea.
The benevolent lady said, “How Is it
that you have the kettle ready for the
tea when you had no tea In the house?”
And the daughter of the home said:
“Mother would have me put the kettle
on the fire, and when I said, 'What is
the use of doing fo when we have noth
ing in the house?’ she said, ‘My child,
God will provide; thirty years he has
already provided for me through all
my pain and helplessness, and he will
not leave me to starve at last. He will
6end us help though we do not yet see
how’.' We have been waiting all day
for something to come, but until we
saw you we knew not how it w’as to
come.” Such things the world may
call coincidences, but I call them Al
mighty deliverances, and though you
do not hear of them they are occur
ring every hour of every day and in
all parts of Christendom.
The World'll Diurnal ConaolaMon.
What dismal work of condolence the
world makes when It attempts to con
dole! The plaster they spread does not
stick. The broken bones under thel»
bandage do not knit. A farmer was
lost In a snowstorm on a prairie of the
far west. Night coming on, and after
he was almost frantic from not know
ing which way to go his sleigh struck
the run of another sleigh, and he
said, “I will follow this rut, and it will
take me out to safety.” He hastened
on until he heard the bells of the pre
ceding horses; but, coming up, he
found that that man was also iost, and.
as the tendency of those who are con
fused in the forest or on the moors,
they were both moving in a circle, and
the runner of (he one lost sleigh was
following the runner of the other lost
sleigh round and round. At last it
occurred to them to look at the north
star, which was peering through the
night, and by the direction of that star
they got home again. Those who fol
low the advice of this world in time of
perplexity are in a fearful round, for
u is one bewildered soul following an
other bewildered soul, and only those
who have in such time got their eye on
the morning star of our Christian faith
can And their way out or be strong
enough to lead othe rs with an all per
suasive invitation.
“But,” says some one, "you Chris
tian people keep telling us to ‘come,’
yet you do not tell us how to come.”
That charge shall not be true on this
occasion. Come believing! Come re
penting! Come praying! After all that
God has been doing for Bix thousand
years, sometimes through patriarchs
and sometimes through prophets and
at last through the culmination of all
the tragedies on Golgotha, can any one
think that God will not welcome your
coming? Will a father at vast outlay
construct a mansion for his son and
lay out parks white with statues and
green with foliage and all a-sparkle
with fountains, and then not allow his
son to live in the house or walk in the
parks? Has God built this house of
gospel mercy and will he then refuse
entrance to his children? Will a gov
ernment at great expense build life
saving stations all along the coast and
boats that can hover unhurt like a
petrel over the wildest surge, and then,
when the lifeboat has reached the
wreck of a ship In the oiling, not allow
the drowning to seize the life line or
take the boat for the shore in safety?
Shall God provide at the cost of his
only Son's assassination escape for a
sinking world and then turn a deaf ear
to the cry that comes up from the
Two Thlngi* to Itelleve.
"But," you say, “there are so many
things I have to believe and so many
things in the Bhape of a creed that I
have to adopt that I am kept back."
No. no! You need believe but two
things—namely, that Jesus Christ
came into the world to rave sinners,
and that you are one of them. “But,"
you say, “I do believe bo*h o! these
! things!” Do you really believe them
' with all your heart? "Yes.’’ Why,
j then, you hare passed from death into
; life. Why. thtn. you are a son or a
daughter of the Ix>rd Almighty. Why,
then, you are an heir or an heiress of
an inherltanre that will declare divi
i detids from now until long after the
| stjrs are dead. Hallelujah! Prinoc of
Hod. why do you not come and take
your coronet? Princess of the Lord
Almighty, why do you not mount your
throne? Pass up into the light. Your
boat is anchored, why do you not go
ashore? Just plant your feet down
hard, and you will feel under them the
Rock of Ages. I challenge the uni
verse for one instance in which a man
in the right spirit appealed for the
salvation of the gospel and did not get
it. Man alive, you are going to let ail
the years of your life go away with you
without your having this great peace,
this glorious hope, this bright expect
ancy? Are you going to let the pearl
of great price lie in the dust at your
feet because you are too indolent or
too proud to stoop down and pick it
up? Will you wear the chain of evil
habit when near by you is the hammer
that could with one stroke snap the
shackle? Will you stay in the prison
of sin when here is a gospel key that
could unlock your incarceration? No,
Mnglr of a Word.
As the one word "Como" has some
times brought many souls to Christ, 1
will try the experiment of piling up
into a mountain and then send down in
an avalanche of power many of these
gospel “Comes." “Come thou and all
thy house into the ark." “Come unto
me all ye who labor and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.” “Come,
for all things are now ready.” “Come
with us. and we will do you good."
“Come and see." “The Spirit and the
bride say ‘Come,’ and let him that is
athirst come.” The stroke of one bell
in a tower may be sweet, but a score
of bells w'ell tuned and rightly lifted
and skillfully swung in one great
chime till the heavens with music al
most celestial. And no one who has
heard the mighty chimes in the towers
of Amsterdam or Ghent or Copenhagen
can forget them. Now, it seems to me
that in this Sabbath hour all heaven
is chiming, and the voices of departed
friends and kindred ring down the sky,
saying, “Come!” The angels who never
fell, bending from sapphire thrones,
are chanting “Come!” Yea, all the
towers of heaven, tower of martyrs,
tower of prophets, tower of apostles,
tower of evangelists, tower of the tem
ple of the Lord God and the Lamb, aro
chiming, “Come! Come!” Pardon for
all and peace for all and heaven for all
who will come.
New York Hostelry That Taken Care of
Thousand* of Guest* Dully.
Neither the bigness nor the com
pleteness of a big hotel is appreciated
by the patron who finds his interest
satisfied with the accommodations
which it furnishes. He knows in a
general way that it may be a dozen
stories high and several cellars deep,
and that the thousand or more guests
are attended by servants on every
hand, and when he pays his bill he
believes that the charges are exorbi
One of these hotels, which differs
from the others chiefly in degree,
represents an investment of $15,000,
000. The 1,100 bedrooms and 750 bath
rooms in it are so constructed by a
series of inner courts that each opens
to the outer air. It has several eon
cert halls and theaters, three great
ballrooms, and, in addition to its pub
lic dining room, wdiere, during the
horse show week, for instance, 10,000
people are served daily, it has a series
of private dining rooms which are ar
ranged for from ten to 1,000 persons.
In the largest ball room in this hotel
was given one night last winter the
charity ball, attended by 3,500 people,
to whom supper was served, and on
the same evening, in other parts of
the hotel, were in progress two con
certs, a dinner of an association of
300 men and a dozen smaller dinner
parties in private din ng rooms, each
isolated so completely that no one of
the 1,500 regular guests need know of
it.—Alnslee's Magazine.
One of Wellington'* Officer*.
On good authority soldiers like best
to be officered by gentlemen, but they
have their choice of the type. Of the
right kind was Gen. Crawford, of the
Light Division. An incident in his
career during one of the Wellington
wars shows him to have been rich in
that justice which commands respect
from equals and loyalty from infe
riors; in a word, he kep): discipline
without regard to rank. His division
was crossing a ford on one of the Span
ish marches and an officer, to keep his
breeches dry, rode through on a sol
dier’s back. Crawford observed the
thing with disgust, and in a minute
was splashing through the water after
them both. ‘‘Put him down, sir!” he
shouted. ‘‘Put him down! I desire
you to put that officer down instant
ly!” The soldier dropped him and
went on. ‘‘Return back, sir!” Craw
ford said to the officer, "and go
through the water like the others. I
will not allow my officers to ride upon
the men’s backs through the rivers;
all must take their share alike here.”—
Youth’3 Companion
Trees which have grown on a north
ern exposure, as on the north side of
a hill, produce better, harder and more
durable lumber than those which have
been pampered by the southern sun.
The Egyptians used pencils of col
ored chalk, and several of these an
cient crayons have been found in their
LESSON V. NOV. 3 GEN. 50:15-26
(aoideu Text “so Tf*a<'!i I * to \nmh;t
Our Diijn, rhilt \V« May Apply Our
Hearts Into Wisdom** Fun. 90:
Time.—The migration into Egypt. It. C.
1706. Jacob's death and burial. It. C. 1659
Joseph's death. B. C. 1635.
Place,—'1 he land ot viosht n in Egypt.
(1) Probably the Wady Tumilat, extend
iiiK from the modern Ismallla, on Bake
Tlmsnh, westward about eighty miles, to
the eastern branch of the Nile. It Is
watered by the Sweetwater Canal, run
ning from the Nile to Suez. It Is a few
miles wide at its western end and gradu
ally narrows toward the east. It is stfll
Olio of the most beautiful districts of
Egypt.—F. w. Dawson In Kgypt and
Syria. <2) Others regard It as a larger
district, extending north and south of this
Jacob was l lo years old when he went
down into Kgypt. He lived there seven
teen years and died in 16*9, aged 147, anti
was buried in the cave of Muchpelah near
I. Jacob's Death Causes His Sons to
Fear Joseph.—V. 15. "Saw." Realized
"Joseph will • • • Hate us." They
Judged hint by themselves. "All the
evil." See Oen. 37:23-3*.
1. The only way to really get away from
the effect of wrongdoing is to have It for
2. One reason why many persons will
hot take God at his word is because llwy
judge hint by themselves.
II. Joseph's Brothers l’lead for Mercy.
Vs. 16-1*. hi. "They sent a messenger."
Benjamin was probably sent from Gosh
en to Memphis. "Thy father did com
mand ' The brothers, fearing the wrath
tif Joseph, had probably spoken to their
father concerning the future, and he had
given the command, although we have no
record of It. Compare the threat of Ksau,
Gelt. 27:11
III. Joseph Comforts Ills Brothers.—Vs
1!'-2I. 19. "Am I In Ihe place of God?"
That Is, Am I to act as Judge and pun
ish? Judge are sometimes in Hebrew
even called God (as in Ex. 21:6; 22:S, 9; 1
Ham. 2:25), as exercising Ids authority.—
Handy Com. "Joseph understands, with
perfect clearness, that we ought to for
give those who have injured us. that to
take revenge is to usurp God's preroga
tive. No New Testament writer under
stands tins more clearly than he.”—Pro
fessor Beecher,
IV. Joseph's Life Reviewed.—Vs. 22, 23.
22. "An hundred and ten years." "Among
the Egyptians this was the ideal length
of life. In a court poem addressed to
Heti II., the writer assures him: 'Thou
-halt dwell one hundred and ten years on
the earth.' I lerrel says It Is the number
of years invariably adopted when n long
and happy existence Is sought In prayer.
See Tomkins' Notes on the Life of Jo
seph."—Dods. His life may be divided
Into three sections, viz., seventeen years
spent at home, thirteen years as a slave,
eighty years as second ruler In the king
dom. "And now we leap over an Interval
of sixty-one years, during which all we
know of Joseph and tils brethren Is con
tained In these two verses."—W. M.
V. Joseph's Death.-Vs. 24-26. 24. "I
die.” Willingly or unwillingly, this Is the
thought that every ofie must entertain
some time. Joseph could look forward to
Ills death without a tremor. "Dying he
comforts others, manifests his own faith
in God.”—Gray. "God will surely visit
you.” Not In wrath and anger because
of your sin, but to fulfill his promises to
"Abraham to Isaac and to Jacob."
25. "Joseph took an oath • * * ye
shall carry up my bones from hence.”
"Joseph. In faith (Hob 11:221 in the prom
ises of God (Gen. 46:4). prophesies the
Exodus and commands the removal of his
own body accordingly. So strong is his
faith in the event that he does not com
mand them to carry him immediately to
Canaan. Or, perhaps lie knows that
after his death there would he no one
with sufficient authority to carry out
such a command."—Alford. "Joseph says
in effect, 'Keep my hones in Kgypt. Ye
shall carry them Indeed to Canaan, but
not in a more funeral procession, as the
hones of my father have gone. Iti tri
umph. not tn sadness, shall they go; not
as to a grave In a cave, but as to the
broad and beautiful land of promise.’
There was nothing for Joseph to attach
Ills faith to hut th<’ simple word of God.
And yet, when he is dying, and secs all
hope dead around him, he calmly says.
God will surely visit you, and ye shall
carry up my bones from hence. Of this
It is ild In Hebrew, 'By faith Joseph,
when he died, made mention of the de
parting of the children of Israel uttd gave
commandment concerning his bones.'
1. Over all the softness of mere natural
sentiment. 2. Over the tyranny of pres
ent advantage. 3. Over deficiencies in
spiritual knowledge. 4. Over the feeble
ness of human influence. 5. Over the mys
teries of failure. Compare Ex. 13:19; Josh.
"It Is clear that when Joseph was dy
ing, his thoughts were not engrossed by
his own concerns, although he was on
the borders of the everlasting world. His
mind was at perfect ease concerning his
own state, but he did what he could to
console the hearts of his brethren, and of
all his father's house, whom his death
was depriving of their last earthly friend.
Ho does not refer them to any new dis
coveries made to himself, hut to the well
known promises made to Abraham and
Isaac and Jaccb.”—Professor Bush.
Illustration. Joseph’s faith reminds us
of Jeremiah's land purchase many cen
turies later. We read in Jeremiah 32:8-15
that the prophet during the siege bought
n piece of land on which the Chaldean
army were encamped, showing his per
fect faith In the Word of God which he
preached and In the promise of a return
from captivity. The deeds were written
on a clay tablet, us In Nlnevah at that
time. This reminds us of the Roman,
who, nearly four hundred years later,
bought, at Its full price, the land on
which Hannibal’s army was encamped
outside the gates of Rome. See Livy
XXVI., 11. Both are good illustrations of
Conclusion. Joseph: A Character Study.
When those who have left an impress on
their times pass away It Is customary
to carefully review their life and char
acter for the purpose of handing down
to succeeding generations the lesson to
be learned therefrom. The character of
Joseph belongs to all times and to all
lands. How then can we more fittingly
close our study of his life than by con
sidering the roots of his character, and, If
possible, discover the tap root by which
It was built up anil sustained?
Some husbands are domestic and
some are Imported.
It is the little troubles that wear
away a man’s conceit.
Wish for pluck instead of luck, then
30 to work and success Is yours.
Selfishness is the father of misery
and jealousy is the mother-in-law.
Revenge may be sweet or it may be
bitter. It depends on who gets it.
When one calls another a liar it may
result in a job for the undertaker. |
Thick as a. Plank, but Can Be Grafted.
We have all heard of skin being
grafted on to human brings, but of all
wonderful surgical achievements that
of grafting a square yard of skin on
to an injured elephant is certainly the
most wonderful on record. This lat
est tiiumph of animal surgery was
performed on a circus elephant named
Helle, which sustained a painful acci
dent. Just as she was getting out of
a railroad car it received a sudden
jolt, owing to the brake failing to
act properly. The elephant was thrown
down and struck her shoulder heavily
on a small iron cage that was standing
near. The skin was partially torn off
and generally laceated over a space
of quite one square yard in extent.
Inflammation set in and was followed
by considerable fever, and the ele
phant. which was the more valuable
because she had a calf, was in grave
danger of losing her life. The special
ists decided that a wholesale opera
tion in skin grafting was the only
thing that wou d do the elephant any
good, but an e'ephant’s skin is as
thick as a plank, so It was not an
easy undertaking. The great opera
tion was undertnk n forthwith in the
menagerie hospital, and Be'le's own
son was the first elephant selected to
supply new pieces of skin. The young
animal's skin was p culiarly suitable
for the purpose, as it is tender,yet heal
thy, and vigorous. Moreover, as he is
growing, he will have plenty of new
skin, and he will not miss a little
purloined at the present time. Belle
was placed on the ground in the oper
ating theater and secured with heavy
chains to immovable posts. The wound
in her shoulder was carefully washed
with the usual antls-ptic fluids. At
the same time an antiseptic spray was
kept continually playing in the air.
The new skin was taken from the
young elephant in those places where
he appears to have a great deal more
than he needs. Cocaine was liberally
applied where the cuts were to be
made. A heavy knife was used to cut
off the coarse outer part of the skin.
Then a razor was employed to slice
off the tender part that was to be
transferred to the wounded elephant.
Tills was taken off In strips about six
Inches long and one Inch wide. The
strips were pressed upon the wounded
surface and held down by great bands
of plaster. In exactly six days the new
skin was found by the doctors to be
firmly adhering to Belle’s shoulder.
Another elephant was then called in.
and some pieces of his skin were re
moved In the manner already de
scribed. By this time the raw sur
face was so greatly reduced in size
that Belle bigan to show signs of re
lief from her worst symptoms. Cer
tain hopes of her recovery were en
tertained from that time. Every week
a new elephant will be called upon to
yield up some of his skin for the sake
of his suffering sister. This will be
continued until the wound Is entirely
covered with skin. The elephants
make the sacrifice in a cheerful spirit,
and It is calculated that fifteen will be
required before matters are set right.
It is confidently expected that this
operation will prove an epoch-making
triumph in the history of pachyderma
tous dermatology.—London Express.
Mny Kins the Teacher.
Miss Julia Wilson, a school teacher
in White county. Indiana, has intro
duced a new method by which to pre
vent tardiness among her pupils, says
the Chicago Record-Herald. She an
nounced before the school that she
would kies the first arrival every
morning. Miss Wilson is a handsome
lass of 18 summers, and the boys de
clare she is "sweet as a peach." The
first morning after her announcement
as early as 5 o'clock a number of tho
eldest school hoys were roosting on the
fence awaiting their pretty school
teacher’s arrival. At 8 o’clock the en
tire school was there. The Tow’nship
Trustees also put In an appearance.
Miss Wilson kept her promise.
* English Submarine Des- 1
* troyer Steered by Use J
* of Marconi System .. ’
• a • m. ■ » y ar • m ♦ «int-A_JL
For some time experiments have
been carried out with a new torpedo
invented by a young electrician, Mr.
Cecil Varlcas of Weymouth, England.
The most salient characteristic of this
new weapon is that its passage and
course through the water can be di
rected and controlled either from the
shore or the conning tower of a battle
ship. As is well known, the course of
the present Whitehead torpedo is
maintained by a wonderfully complex
appliance known as the gyroscope,
fitted within the weapon. The cost of
the Whitehead torpedo is about ?10,
000, and although its destructive qual
ities are so tremendous, yet its chances
of striking the target are very remote,
especially if the object at which it is
fired happens to be moving. If it
should miss the target the projectile
simply continues on its journey until
its propelling force is exhausted, when
it drifts at the mercy of the waves.
But the difficulty has, it is believed,
at last been surmounted by the inven
tion of Mr. Varicas. By means of his
device the torpedo, while traveling at
express speed through the water, and
several hundreds of feet away from
the point of discharge, without any
wire or other connection, may be con
trolled as expeditiously and as easily
as if an operator were on board to
manipulate its diminutive rudder. How
is this accomplished? Simply by means
of wireless telegraphy.
Externally the torpedo is exactly the
same as the Whitehead projectile. The
dimensions are precisely the same, and
the propeller is of equal caliber. The
interior, however, is vastly different.
The explosive charge and the driving
engines are placed in the same posi
tions, but the gyroscope, the most ex
pensive piece of mechanism, is dis
pensed with. In its place Is substituted
a delicate electrical apparatus for ac
tuating the rudder.
The apparatus upon the shore or
battleship for the transmission of the
electrical waves to the traveling tor
pedo comprises a powerful induction
coil and a small handwheel, reversible
in either direction. This the officer
manipulates in the same manner as
the steering wheel of a vessel, the tor
pedo turning to the right or left, ac
cording to the movements of the
The celerity and facility with which
the torpedo answers the movements of
the helm, notwithstanding its dis
tance from the transmitter, are re
It was dispatched straight out to
sea, continuing in a straight line until
it had traveled 200 yards, which point
was the maximum range over Which
the ether waves could he transmitted
in this particular instance. It then
simply circled round and round until
its propelling power was exhausted.
The rauge over which the ether waves
may be transmitted simply depends
upon the Intensity of the electric cur
rent, and since Marconi can establish'
communication over 30 miles, torpe
does might be manipulated at the same
When the projectile enters the water
from the tube a float Is detached, and
this serves the same purpose as Mar
coni's high mast.
Made to Pay
Courtesy Is the Best
Policy and Gives Satis
It pays to be polite even to the hum
ilest of mortals. From a sordid stand
point courtesy is the best policy and
besides the satisfaction one derives
from its exercise is sufficient recom
pense in itself. Not infrequently an
let of politeness serves as a magic key
to unlock the doors that lead to fame
and fortune. It is averred that one of
the most eminent French statesmen of
to-day, M. Delcasse, owes his brilliant
career to a simple act of politeness
to a lady. He began his working life
as a very obscure and poorly paid
school teacher, and won Gambetta's
favor by the grace and courtesy with
which he presented him with a hamper
of Ariege beans, of which the great
statesman was very fond. This some
what prosaic incident was the first
turning point in young Iielcasse’s for
tune. Gambetta invited him to dinner
and was so pleased with his intelli
gence that he procured for him the
post of private secretary to a very
wealthy deputy. One day when the
secretary was traveling by train with
the deputy and his wife he observed
that the lady was much annoyed by
an illbred passenger who persisted in
smoking in her presence. M. Del
casse’s action was characteristically
prompt. Without a word he seized the
man’s cigar and threw It out of the
window. For this act of courtesy the
lady, when her husband died shortly
after, rewarded M. Delcasse with her
hand and with the fortune that has
made his brilliant career possible. One
of the leading advocates at the French
bar owes his present position to a
similar act of gallantry. In the early
’80's, when he was a young clerk In
Paris, ‘ passing rich” on the equivalent
of $200 a year, he was traveling from
Orleans to Paris when he heard
screams proceeding from an adjoining
compartment. Opening the door, he
proceeded along the footboard to the
compartment from which the sounds
proceeded and saw a young lady strug
gling in the grasp of a powerful and
well dressed ruffian. Springing into
the compartment, Maitre M- seized
the rascal, and, after a brief struggle,
pinned him to the floor of the car
riage, where he held him until the
train stopped and he could be given in
to custody.—Chicago Chronicle.
Haroey’s CrlticUtua Slot Clanalfled.
Francisque Sarcey was prevented by
his sudden death from making a se
lection from the dramatic criticisms
he had written during forty years for
preservation in book form. There was
material enough for about eight or
dinary volumes. His successor. Lar
roumet, and his son-in-law, Brisson,
selected from this enough to fill seven