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SCIENCE NOTES. The owners of a St. Abbs fishing-boat have made the important discove-y that a net dyed as nearly as possible the hue of the sea, instead of the traditional brown, yields much larger results in the matter of fish caught. The dis- covery was, says the Western Morning K ews,H put to the test a short time ago, when, out d a fleet of 65 boats, the boat with its nets dyed blue made far and away the largest catch. The dye used is bluestone. The discovery has aroused much interest among the fishermen. Peat, as it comes from the bog, contains from 85 to 95 per cent. of water. According to Dr. Ekenberg, it appears that the peat contains a hydro(;ellulose which i-s of the nature of a jelly. If the peat is subjected to pressure th? hydro- celluloee passes through very much as soft soap might, and without separating the water from the peat. If, however, the peat is heated to about 320 degrees F., this jelly is immediately destroyed, and most of the water can be separated by a pressure of about 2401b. per square inch. The bridge over the Wissahickon Creek, in Philadelphia, is said to be the largest reinforced- concrete bridge in the world. It is 525ft. long and 147ft. in height, with a main arch 233ft. long, and approach spans measuring 53ft. each. Over JOO men were continuously employed for more than two years in building it, using for this purpose more than 19,000 cubic vards of con- crete, weighing 40,000 tons. Before the concrete work was begun, a false-work bridge was con- structed with 360,000ft. of timber and 130 tons of steel. The total cost of the bridge was £ 52,CC0 sterling. THE FIRST ENGINE DRIVER. George Stephenson's first locomotive, the a Rocket, it is said, was driven by a man who is still alive. His name is Edward Entwistle he has just celebrated his 94th birthday, and he resides at Des Moines, in Iowa, being the oldest engineer in the United States. Entwistle was born at Manchester in 1816, and was apprenticed to the Duke of Bridgewater, the owner of the Manchester machine-shops, one of the first of their kind in the world. One day Geor »e Stephenson entered the shop and asked the fore- man if he could supply him with a man to take the Rocket on its first trip from Manchester to Liverpool. The foreman knew of no one, and said so, but his eye fell on Entwistle. a boy of 16, who was working at a lathe, and he remarked to Mr. Stephenson, There's a lad there who, if you could train him, would take the engine over safely and obey orders." Stephenson ob- tained permission to use the lad, and after being- trained, he took the engine out on its first try", and for two years operated it every day. Then, curiously enough, he got afraid of himself, his nerve gave way, and he asked to be taken off, a request which was naturally granted. --+-- CONDENSER) TYPE OF INSULATOR. In a paper read before the American Insti- tute of Electrical Engineers some time ago, A. B. Revnders discussed the advantages of the # condenser type of insulation for high- tension terminals. When a difference of potential is passed across a number of con- densers connected lin series, each condenser takes its share of the stress in inverse propor- tion to ite capacity. This has led to the mak- ing of a terminal constructed of a metal tubs wrapped with paper, and at regular intervals provided with a layer of tinfoil inserted dur- ing the rolling process. This done, the insula- tor is turned in the lathe so that it is tapered in steps. The result is a series of concentric condensers In order to prevent a corona effect from the ,edge of the tinfoil, they are protected by metal rings electrically connected thereto. By this means it is possible to provide ter- minals which can be successfully used on trans- formers of 300,000 to 500,000 volts. A condenser type of insulator has also been made for outdoor use. But in this case, instead of the metal rings, bell-shaped metal caps or petticoats are furnished. 9 THE BOLL-WEEVIL. The boll-weevil has been described by the United States Department of Agriculture as the most serious danger that ever threatened any agricultural industry, and we have lately heard a good deal about it as one of the possible causes of a short cotton crop next season. A pamphlet on the subject, issued by a New York firm, gives something of the remarkable history of this en- terprising creature, which has been known to make a steady, conquering advance of 70 miles in a season, to oross bodies of water ten miles in breadth, and to skip over 40 miles of country that does not grow cotton. It first appeared in Texas about 16 years ago, crossed to Louisiana in 1903, and has successively infected Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi. In a single season a pair of weevils are capable of. multiplying into over twelve millions, and it is one of the good colonising qualities of the weevil that it cm change its habits according to climatic condi- tions. All the resources of American science have failed to stay its advance; already it occu- pies over a sixth of the area under cotton, and it is predicted that it will capture the whole in from 15 to 18 years. The boll-weevil is im- mensely destructive, but though it cannot be killed, it may be scotched. Statistics indien:e that when it first seized upon certain localities in Texas there was a decrease of over 50 per cert in production, and though the capacity for .le- structiveness has been immensely reduced by careful cultivation the average yield is sensibly less after all mitigating expedients have been tried. ■& DOES ELECTRICITY KILL? The opponents to executions by electricity live secured a valuable accessory in Charles Quill. a young man who demonstrates in his own person that electricity does not always kill, and sug- gests that death in certain cases results later, when the surgeons perform post-mortems n malefactors' bodies. At a private exhibition at New York some time ago, according to the cor- respondent of the "Daily Telegraph." 'Îni!l allowed himself to be strapped into the electric chair, similar to the one in American prison- and a direct current of electricity was turned into his body to the amount of 1,800 volts. This is 100 volts more than is used in prison. Quill seemed to enjoy it. He endured this huge vol- tage for fully a minute, and during that time his assistant touched various parts of his body with an alcohol-soaked handkerchief, which im- mediately burst into flames. Quill asserts that slectricity does not kill unless it burns, and he explains his immunity by the fact that his body contains an unusual amount of carbon. On Mon- day he played with electricity As though it war, the most harmless thing in the world. With 1.809 volts sizzling into one hand, he lighted a oaiidlc or set aglow an incandescent light with the other. He applied a piece of carbon held between his teeth to a similar piece attached to another wire, and supplied a perfect arc light. He drew forth a current of such intensity with one finger that he lighted a cigarette from the heat. Quill said he first came into contact with high-voltage electricity in an Francisco, when he was em- ployed by a gas and electric-light company. He got too close to a dynamo, and a shunt" cf 2,3C0 volts entered, his body. Although appa- rently dead," he said, I was conscious through it all. I could neither move nor cry. It seemed as though I was tied between two dynamos, with currents flowing through my body, burning ice up, and I was powerless to help myself. W hen I revived I felt no ill-effects." Quill is prepared to sit in the prison chair and receive alleged fatal doses once a week—not more, because ad- mittedly it makes him nervous.
GARNERED. GLEANINGS. IS -o G BLUE MONDAY. Look a-hore, Mary Ann, You stop your complainin*; 1 irnow it's a-rainin' As hard as it can. tut what are you gaining Is't th' Lord you are trainin'? Well—he ain't explainin' His reasons to Man! Look a-here, Emmy Lou, I know it's a Monday, But m six days comes Sunday, So quit bein' blue! You'd think by the whinin' There warn't no bright linin'. W asn't yesterday shinin'? Ain't Zeb courtin' you? Life's chock full o' Sundays To make up for Mondays! Emmy Lou—Mary Ann, Jes' you smile while you can! -Jean Dwight Franklin, in Harper's. OUR CLEVEREST GIRLS. That the parsonage or the manse is the fcursery of our cleverest girls is the subject of an interesting article by G. A. Wade in The. Girl's Realm" (Cassell and Co., Ltd.). Mr. Wade says :-H It is from the rectory, the parsonage, and the manse that the majority of clever girls do come, if past and present experi- ence, and special investigations made by me for this article, count for anything. I have lately been spending much time in going into the life- stories of most of the women and girls who have made their mark in our country during the past tentury, and I think there can be no doubt that, although the homes of doctors and naval officers have shone in giving birth to girls who have turned out cleverer than most of their rivals, it is to the parsonage, to the manse, to the rectory, to the vicarage, that we must award the palm for standing pre-eminent in this respect." THE MOST DEADLY WEAPON KKOWN, The most deadly piece of ordnance manu factured at present is the 12-inch gun, that i, to say, a weapon with a bore 12 inches in diameter," said Mr. Mark Potter in an article on The Birth of a Battleship in Cassell's Magazine." It is true that large guns are made occasionally, but these are more or less experimental, and cannot be considered yet from a Service point of view. A vast amount of ex- perimental work is now being undertaken in order to construct guns of larger calibre, but at the present time the 12-inch reigns supreme. Including the breech piece it is about 52 feet long, and weighs nearly 70 tons, though a pail with the necessary mountings and equipment weigh over 500 tons. It can fire three rounds a minute, impelling the half'-ton'projectile with a velocity of 25 miles a minute, and imparting a striking energy of over 22,000 tons. This means that it can sink an armoured cruiser at a dis- tance of 12 miles, while at closer ranges it will pierce « wrought-iron plate 20 inches thick as though it were paper." BROWNING AS RHYMER AND SELF- EXPOSITOR. It was at the breakfast-table that some of the less convivial of us saw most of him. He used to come down to breakfast wearing a short blue pilot coat, and with his white hair very damp and quite neat; but very soon all that soft white ihair was rumpled up above his broad forehead and his glowing dark eves. It was at breakfast that he told us of his having been challenged, on the occasion of Lord Rosebery's- marriage, to write four lines which should rhyme both names —that of the bride and that of the bridegroom. Browning was evidently—as is plain to any reader—very proud of his out-of-the-way rhymes, of his unique power of rhyming. He accepted the challenge; and he repeated the lines to us yith good-natured glee in his success: Venus, Sea-forth's clmd. Playing old gooseberry. Married Lord Ro-sebery To Hannah de Rothschild." But, if he was proud of his power of rhyming, he was well aware of his power of being a terrible mental exercise. He mentioned the I/umber of Browning societies in existence— there are probably many more now—and told how he had gone as a guest to a meeting of one. and had sat, unrecognised and unnoticed, in the background an,d listened humbly. A heated dis- cussion had taken place on the meaning of some passage; and at last, as no one seemed satisfied, he had diffidently suggested a possible reading. But he had been unmercifully snubbed, and promptly given to understand he knew nothing about it.—From Robert Browning in Edin- burgh," in the Cornhill Magazine." THE WORLD'S WAREHOUSES. That something of everything from everywhere comes to London is more true, perhaps, than many realise; for not all that finds a way to London is witnessed by Englishmen and English- women in their own market-places. People of every race and tongue, even from among the wild native tribes of Africa and South America, are the customers of English merchants at the Port of London for goods of all sorts—quaint and curious, as well as useful, which, after travelling thousands of miles, only find here a temporary resting-place prior to being again re-shipped to all parts of the world. Such temporary resting- places are the wonderful warehouses of Cutler- st., of Crutched Friars, and of tLe St. Katharine Docks. Cutler-st. warehouses are approached by a turning out of Houndsditch, with its toys and trifles. Though the structures are plain and barrack-like, the precincts, protected by gates and the inevitable policeman, have, with their old-fashioned, cobble-paved courts, a certain character all their own. Scattered about are heavy drays, and, what are rarely seen outside certain areas known best to Excise officers, closely covered vans bearing some resemblance to "Black Marias." A bewildering variety of Eastern treasures is stored in these huge build- ings, which almost exhaust the letters of the alphabet to initial them. First comes tea, which, being dutiable, is jealously guarded by the re- presentatives of His Majesty's Government till the duty has been paid. The covered vans, hav- ing been loaded with chests of tea at the docks, are locked by the Customs officers only to be unlocked by brother officers on arrival at Cutler- fit. But their supervision does not end there. Neither the Dock Company nor its employes have power to enter their own warehouses, where tea or excisable commodities are stored, before eight o'clock in the morning, when the Customs officials unlock the heavy, iron-bound doors, or to remain after four in the afternoon unless by special arrangement, when the same officials takfc away the keys.—" Windsor Magazine."
Wife: I've just been reading an article on electricity, John, and it appears that before long we shall be-able to get pretty well everything we want by just touching a button." Husband: You'd never be able to get anything that way." "Why not, John?" "Because nothing on earth would ever make you touch a button. Look at my shirt." Mrs. Hen peck (to her husband): What would you do if I were to die?" Henpeck: "It would drive me crazy." Mrs. H.: Would you marry again?" Henpeck: I don't think I would be as crazy as that!" isitor: I hear you're teaching your young son to play cards. Do you think that's wise?" Host: "Certainly. He's bound to learn from seme one. If he learne from ine it keops the money in the family,
FOOTBALL NOTES. (By Veteran). WELSH AMATEUR CUP. LLANDUDNO AMATEURS v. LLANKWST. Llandudno Amateurs 1 Llanrwsfc 1 It was most unfortunate thai die weather broke down so completely on Friday night, for the heavy rain con- verted the Council Field into miniature lakes, especially the. immediate vicinity of the Mostyn Broadway goal. Had the turf been good the meeting of the Amateurs and the 'Roosters would without doubt have provided an exhilarating afternoon's sport. The 'Roosters were verv anxious to avenge the 2-0 defeat inflicted on them by the Amateurs earlier in the season, especially as that happens to be the onlv blot on their escutcheon this year. The home team were just, as eager to demon- strate thait. the victory was no fluke, and therefore a game struggle was assured. C, z,9 Alas, for human hopes, the little, God with the watering pOlt thought it was time he was still in existence and demon- strated very thoroughly that he was still a. power to be respected. With the turf in the coitcli-cloli it was and with the rain pelting down when the ball was set rolling accurate toolbar was not to be expected-,and it was not forth- coming. The movementis of the ball puzzled both sets of players more than a little, but I thought, the 'Roosters adapt- ed themselves better to the prevailing conditions than did the Amateurs. Love- ly chances were missed by both sides dur- ing the first half, and some good work was done by the respective custodiaiis. Will Trevor was a tower of strength to the 'Roosters, and there is no doubt his long experience, stood him in a good stead, for he was scarcely ever at fault. He was the best back on the field on Saturday, and repeatedly saved his side. On a dry ground I think the' light, Amateurs would have proved too fast for I him. but he revelled in the lllUc1 and slush. X. 11. Nothing had been scored at the end of the, first. forty-five minutes;, and quite, another twenty-five had gone, of the second before Dennis Jones opened the scoring! for the 'Roosters. The goal was a fit-ting end to a good movement. Dennis Jones played a classy game all through, and has improved wonderfully since I saAi-h-ir, as The reverse put the Amateurs on their metal, and in response to the calls of the spectators they ''bucked up" and attacked strongly, Davies finally equalis- ing as the result of a well-placed corner. They had a giortous chance of popping on the winning goal a minute or two later. but owing to the irea.cherous turf not- one of the forwards could; get. up in time to take advantage of it. 7 A draw was a fitting, termination to the game. Had the Roosters been beaten they would have deserved it, for they played the hetter game without get- ting nearllyso many chances of scoring as the Amateurs. J. H. Jones and V. Wynne were very safe- at back, the latter improves every gamei. The home; halves were not so good a trio as the visitors. Pearson not being in his usual form, while Johnson misjudged the flight of the ball very frequently. He improved won- derfully in the second half, and towards the end was the equal of anyone of the others. Brown was also better in the last half, and was a .glutton for work. -N C) -L one of the forwards were anything like as good as on the previous Saturday, a state of things doubtless due to the turf. On a dry ground I am confident they would have done much better, although the 'Roosters were a.distinctly good side, and on their play on Saturday fully deserving of their position in the League. ♦ TOWYN v. PWLLHET.T T'owyn ]_ PwKheli o Pwllheli. were visited on Saturdav bv Towyn, when an encounter was played -eci for this cup. At the outset the home team were pressing, disclosing the momentary weakness of the visitors' defence. Their international E. Pryce Evans, was not shaping up to his usual form and Will Wynne, after a good run by Harrv Eidwarcls, scored the only goal for Towyn. In the second half Towyn had possession of the game with the exception of two or three alboHave breakaways by the home- sters, but they were ahslutely futile in front of goal. They had several splendid chances, but they hesitated, with the re- sult that Pugh, who played a fine game throughout, saved the situation at the critical moment. PO HTM A DOC v. BARMODTH. Poiifcmadoio 2 Bariiiouth 0 On Saturday the Portnmdoc team jour- neyed to Barmouth, when they met the home team in a round for the Welsh amateur cup. The Portmacloc men soon asserted their superiority, and vanquish- ed the homesters by two goals to none. C-ONWAY v. COLWYN BAY. Conway 1 Colwyn Bay 0 I NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. HOLYHEAD v. CARNARVON. Carnarvon 2 Holyhead 1 Keen rivajlry exists between these teams, and great interest was evinced in their first meeting this season at the sea- port town on Saturday. The, weather was dull, and the re,cent, heavy rains rendered the ground extremely heavy. During the first half the home team had far more of the game than their opponents, though they only succeeded in scoring once (through Hugh Williams). Upon the re- sumption Carnarvon proceeded to force the pace, and ere long they drew level by means of a penalty kick, Albert Griffiths doing the needful. Inspired by this success they wore their opponents. down, and Walter Jones gave them the lead with a sparkling drive, which left. Collier powerless. Towards the close two of the opposing players came to blows, but the referee (Mr Welch. Crewe) inter- vened. The homesters attacked fiercely to the end, but were forced to retire minus two points. » Division II. Llangefni United 2, Giasinfryn Swifts 1 Menai Bridge 6. Llechid Swifts 1. e.. WELSH AMATEUR CUP. The draw for the second round of this ct competition was ma.de at Wrexham on Wednesday night, and resulted as fol- lows — Llandudno Amateurs or Llanrwst v. Conway. Flint or Shotton Town v. Mold Town or Buckley Engineers. Ell es mere Volunteers v, Mai pas Town. Summerhill v. Brynteg White Stars or Brymbo Victoria. Rhayader v. Llandriiidod Wells. Portmacloc v. TOlvnl Rovers. Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown, v. Shrewsbury Town. Acrefair United v Johnstown Amateurs. Several other clubs are exempt until the next Tound.
LLANDUDNO BOWLING CLUB. ANNUAL DINNER. The fifth annual dinner of the Llan- dudno Bowling Club was held at the Grosvenor Restaurant on Thursday even- ing, when between twenty and thirty members were present to partake of the excellent repast provided by Mr Sumner. Mr Shaw Thewlis, in the unavoidable absence of the Chairman of the Club (Mr Arthur Hewitt) presided. The, principal business of the evening was the presentation of prizes to the suc- cessful competitors in the different handi- caps, and it was stated that among the members were several young members of great promise. The winners were as fol- lows W. Owen challenge cup and gold medal, Mr R, DJ., Davies. Chairman's prize > marble timepiece). Mr W. Williams, Llandudno Junction (Capt.) Councillor Sarson's prize, Mr Henry Hughes. Captain's prize (hag for carrying woods), Mr R, L. Davieis. The toast of the Club wa,5 proposed by Mr Priestley and responded to by the Chairman.* "Our Visitors" was given by Councillor Sarson, and responded to by the Revs. Dayies and James, of Llandudno June, tion, and Mr Hitchin. who was stated to be a Colonial visitor. Mr Pierce proposed "our host and hostess," which met with a very cordial reception. During the evening musical items were given by Mr Priestley (Southport), Mr C. H. Bevan, Mr C. W. Brown, Mr Mc-Kinlev Davies. Mr J. Forrester. Mr J. E. Hornsby, Mr R. Ll. Davies, and Mr Ernest Jones (accompanist and piano sdioist). INTER CLUB BILLIARD MATCH. This match between LlanducLo Con- stitutional Clu band Colwyn Bay Con- stitutional Club and Colwyn Bay Con- Bay on Wednesday, December 1st. 1909. The following are the scores: — Llandudno. J. Thwaites 200 T. Foster 200 R. Hill 200 A. Wright- 200 W. Chase 180 W. Martin 103 1083 Colwyn Bay. C. Ravenscroft ..o. 149 H. Simpkin 0. 121 C. H. Harding 184 AV. Groom 110 F. Dickens 200 T, D. Roberts 200 964 The chief breaks were:—Ravenscroft, 58 (Colwyn BaJ); Thwaites 47, Foster 40 (Llandudno) Dickens 35 (Colwyn Bay). The A teams meet next Wednes- day at Llandudno.
CHANGES IN TAILORrLAND. The "lamp-post" style of walking dress is threatened, for leading Parisian and Viennese tailors are conceding some little fulness at the edge of the skirt. Pos- sibly now comes the swing of the pendulum, and by the tiime spring arrives it looks very much as though we shall all be rejoicing in the tempestuous petticoat. No doubt these violent changes are good for trade, but unquestionably they are excessively trying to the shaSlow-pursed. The wisest plan of course, is to refuse ever to be very up-to-date, or run to extremes. The lertter are really only possible for the wealthy woman, one who can afford, if she chooses,, to throw aside a garment, after wearing it but a few times.. To finish up the Sale this week W. S. Williams and Sons, Pioneer, have bought 25 pieces (a Manufacturer's Sample Stock) of Corduroy, and Ililusiion Stripe Velveteens, suitable for Costumes and Coats, which they are offering at l/Of. ZI) 11 4,' which is about half price. All newest colourings and bright chiffon finish worth Is. ll-g-d. All who can pay a visit will 2 save money. Patterns sent on applica- tion.