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VOLUME 4, NUMBER 38
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Pino Jnpanoso Chemists
Probably ho eastern na'tlon Is more
' strongly represented than are the Jap
anese In the English annals of sci
ence, and moro particularly In the lit
oraturo of chemistry. They possess
an undoubtedly strong faculty for orig
inal research and they combine this
faculty with a sharp-slghtcdness as to
tho possibilities of practical applica
tion of tho fruits of research. Tho
Japaneso chomist, in fact, unites tho
power of orginallty of tho English
chomist and tho practical intuition of
tho German. At tho University of To
kio practical study is very much fa
vored and splondld facilities for work
aro provided In tho laboratories and
workshops. Thero aro several distin
guished Japaneso chemists who aro
felloes of tho English Chouical so
ciety and who were elected to the fel
lowship on account of the excellence of
their contributions to original science.
i Tho Japaneso chemists discuss with
a freedom which astonishes the west
ern Uieirtst all tho modern abstruse
theories bearing upon the atomic the
ory, tho constitution of matter, the
theui of dissociation, and so forth.
They wrlto powerful disserations on
the views advanced by such esteemed
thinkers as Ostwald, Arrhenius, Van't
Hoff, Kelvin, Thomson, Lodge,
Crookes, Ramsey and others, and have
offered valuable criticisms on the
methods o systematizing and compil
ing atomic weights adopted by west
Chemistry is a powerful weapon in
war, and there can be little doubt that
among other things which have so far
contributed to Japanese successes is a
sound knowledge of .explosives, their
composition, action, and behavior un
der a variety of conditions. When
there is no longer any need for the
implements of battle, and may that
soon be, we may be pretty sure that
the same subtle insight which is so
marked a feature of the Japanese in
tellect will turn with equal success to'
the application of science, to peace
ful pursuits. London Lancet.
havo resisted tho attacks first of tho
Spaniard and then of tho Mexicans,
aro ruled by their wives. In their
huts, formed of tho trunks of trees,
the mother of tho family exercises an
absolute power, tho- husband waiting
in attendance at tho door and being
tho slavo of tho household. Tho hus
band is absolutely forbidden to Inter
fere vifh or to chastlso his children.
The government of the island is exer
cised by a council of matrons invested
with a discretionary power, and al
though tho Seris havo a nominal chief
this poor devil has not tho right to
say a word, not even in his own house.
The Railroad Han's Watch '
"The adjustment of railroad men's
watches is a science all by itself," said
J. S. Coy of Chicago last night. "The
variation of only thirty seconds a
week is allowed in tho watches, which
have to bo adjusted to temperature,
isochronism and five positions.
"The watches must run equally well
with either face or back up, or with
tho 12 '9' or '3' at the top. Tho
standard' watch has seventeen jewels,
and is a model of the watchmaker's
craft. In the earjy days of railroading
live minutes were allowed for the va
riation of watches. If a trainman
were ordered to wait at a certain sta
tion until 10:30 o'clock to meet an
other train, he would wait until 10:35.
Tho time has now been reduced to
such a fine division that the engineers
steam out of tho station at tho mo
ment called for by their orders. Be
tween the original allowance of five
minutes and the present system there
JM7- n WU,Ch was three
"The strict rules which are observe
in regard to tho time pieces of a?
road men were originated from a ,? "
astrous wreck that occurred in the
a number of years ago-l should S
liko to say on what road. When th!
fact became known that the accident
was due to-the variation of S
almost every road in the country e.
gan to make stricter requirements
and now all good railroads look a
the watches of their men with hl
same care that they attend to roll lie
stock and motive power." Louisville
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