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TURKISH SOLDIERS.

THE NEW BRITISH IRONCLADS.

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TORPEDOES.

BREACH OF PROMISE.

EXECUTION AT WINCHESTER.

NAVAL PREPARATIONS.

ITHE DEFENCES OF 1SHE THAMES.

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THE BRADLAUGH-BESANT APPEAL.

A NEW ANIMAL.

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DOG LICENSES.

THE ORSINI BOMB OUTRAGE AT…

GROSS INHUMANITY IN A WORKHOUSE.".

A SHIP BURNT AT SEA.

THE SANDY POINT MUTINEERS.

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EXPLOSIONS IN MINES.

THE PHONOGRAPH.

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THE PHONOGRAPH. The lVew York Tribune gives an account of a public exhibition in that city of Eddison's phonograph. Tbe tones reproduced by the vibrating disk of the machifl0 were so distinct that they could be heard and under- stood in different portions of the crowded rooIP- WordB spoken in a high key and with forcible emphasis were reproduced with much greater diø- tinctness than those spoken in a low tone, even whtf* the latter were uttered very loudly. A difference in the sound of different voices could be easily discerned. Several fragments of songs were surf in a high key and repeated by the machine with wonderful fidelity. The inventor stated the4 the machine has yet to be perfected before its full power is developed, and that ultimately # can be used to receive and reproduce the songs popular singers as they are rendered on the stage. At recent meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, jØ connection with a letter from New York describing the phonograph, Sir William Thomson gave some W plation of the machine. All previous attempts to record sound were, he said, founded on the motto" of a style or marker at a true parallel to the Mr. Eddison's ingenious invention of the electric p*0 was different. It consisted of a fine point, which, by an excessively rapid vibration perpendicular to the paper, caused by a small electric machine connects with two thin wires to the point, left trace of any person's handwriting in a r<J* of very fine holes, from which the han<» writing could be printed. Mr. Eddison, frofJ this invention, elaborated the phonograph. By tj £ greater or less pressure produced through the acti £ of the alternate condensation and expansion of tp* air caused by the mechanism of the voice, the phragm operated upon the point and recorded t*J? sounds. It was the moat interesting mechanical scientific invention they had heard of in this oentuff, There could be no limit to its application. A oould speak a letter through the phonograph would be recorded on tinfoil, sent in an envelop through the post, and his friend, by applying point of the phonograph to the tinfoil could rep*^ duce the words and tones uttered. In fact, could take down the singing of the prima, d!mfJ{1¡;" the day, which might be reproduced to a tone years hence.

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