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OREGON CITY ENTERPRISE, FRIDAY APRIL 1, 1898.
J1ADE IN JIINIATUIIE.
CURIOUS MICROSCOPIC MARVELS
ACHIEVED BY INGENIOUS MEN.
Vtr Itamna Toll Borne Xrtj FUhy Bto
rin About John Mnllr Th ErOrow
Ine qul of Cherry Stone Workrra A
Fubaps tho most prevalrut uumia of
.tun j. if ted with mechanical ingenuity
tikes iho shape of accomplishing or at
i miiting to accomplish lu niiuiuture
Jie mightiest fests of engineering that
uiunu huuds have ever But op. The cu-
(muiist in miniature regards the Forth
triilne, for example, not as a utilitarian
f mstorpioce, but as a model to be fol
lowed aud copied in all the materials
Snppllrd by a threepenny bit, and the
S5 feet of Eiffel tower neither fills his
fcvast with awe nor horror, but is re
(Tinlid as a choice subject to be con
structed in miniature out of bent pen
attid the shell of a walnut
Of the inediaral mechanicians John
Euller, better known iu the trade as
Kt'gioinoutanng, which one must admit
atumis well for one of his craft, who
tved in the fifteenth century, was with-
St doubt the Maskelyne and Cook of
u period, or at all events he had as a
tiegmpher a writer of greater imagina
tion than the other lees fortunate genii
JT that era. Peter Ramus, the writer in
petition, not only credits John Muller
ith fash ioning a wooden eagle, which
Cn the occasion of the Emperor Max
imilian visiting Nuremberg flew out to
meet him, saluted him in due form
kowever that may have beenav-aiid then
nrned round and acoompanied the pro
ssion to the city gates, but further as
tirts that the same individual turned
Cut an iron fly
Jhich. havtn(t flown a perfect roundabout,
ilh weorj wing returned onto ber master.
We are inclined to think, all things
Considered, that Peter Eainus had the
(takings of a very fine creator of excit
ing fiction in him and that it was a sad
fity be allowed his gift to be wasted in
CTmpiling a biography of a 100 years'
deceased automata artificer in place of
forestalling the friend of our youth, 1L
The cherry stone baa been a favorite
Object for the worker in miniature
Etnce Eadrianus Junius saw at Mechlin
41 a cherry stone cut into the form of a
tysket, in which were 14 pairs of dice
distinct, the spots and numbers of which
ere easily to be discerned with a good
tft. " A museum in Massachusetts has
Siuocg its other possessions a cherry
Ccue containing a dozen silver spoons.
As the stone ia of the ordinary size the
s$oons are so small that their shape can
Ctily be admired by the aid of a micro
ttope. Other remarkable cherry stones
re the ones carved all over with 134
leads, mostly of popes and potentates,
nd the one fashioned by a topmaker at
S ureni berg, which contains a plan of
lirTRsrcpol a railway station and the
"Messiah" of JOopstock, is indeed roul
tjan iu parvo.
A tiny vessel baa been made of late
years by an Italian jeweler who came
fcito possession of a pearl that nature
ad caused to take upon itself the shape
tad contour of a boat. A sail of beaten
fold studded with diamonds, a binnacle
fight of ruby and emerald, and a rud
der of ivory complete tho structure,
hich weighs lees than an ounce all
fbld. We recently saw it stated that the
fiuallest steam engine in the world is
Qae of an upright pattern, made of sil
ver and gold and resting on a 25 cent
rtoldpieoe. The diameter of the cylinder
one forty-eighth part of an inch;
sjroke, one thirty-second of an inch;
aeight, one eighth of a grain; bore of
cylinder, .8125 of a square inch. The
engine can be worked either by steam
Or compressed air, and oh, shad of
Peter Ramus the balance wheel of
due-third of an inch diameter is said, to
xbake 1,760 revolutions per minute.
In 1816 a knife was made at Messrs.
Travis & Son's, Manchester, containing
fiiree blades, buttonhook, saw, punch,
screwdriver, box, corkscrew, hook and
Juliet, two phlemens, a species of lan
opt, picker and two more lancets with a
ug at the head. The knife, we learn,
as only eleven-sixteenths of an inch
png and weighed 1 pennyweight 14
rains. At this end of the century
fjbeflield can boast of a dozen pairs of
shears, each no minute that they alto
gether weigh less than half a grain, if
aeport speaks true.
Of examples of microscope writing
fhcre is no end, but one of the most fa
mous is mentioned by Pliny, who said
fijat Cicero had once seen Homer's J
"Iliad" in a nutshelL In ordor to prove
$ie truth of this a French writer named '
Duet experimented in the presence of j
tie dauphin, whose tutor be was in
1670. He first showed that a piece of
ibeepskln 10 by 8 inches can be folded
tip to fit the shell of a walnut, and then
Sroceeded to prove that be could get 250
;anzas of 80 verses to a stanza on pf h
Jde of the paper, or 7,500 verses on
xoh side. Of the paintings in minia
ture eJarel van Mander, the sixteenth
CJntury painter and historian, quotes
(he landscape painted by Lucas van
Ueere's wife. This work of art repre
sented a mill with sails bent, the mil
ler appearing as if mounting the stairs
loaded with a sack. A cart and horse
were 6een upon the terrace upon which
tiie mill was fixed, and on the road sev
eral peasants were discerned. The whole
was perfectly distinct and accurately
finished, and yet so minute that it could
be covered with one grain of corn.
Surely that most microscopic artist, M.
Jail van Beers, must be descended f rum
the fair painter of that extraordinary
'oik of art. London Standard.
"This building," said the little citr
fill, who was taking her little ccuntn
burfiu around and showing ber the
lights, "is called the half orphan asy
teru. They intended to make a whole
aiylnm out of it, but they found they
Jin 't have money enough, I expect "
Jojr of Suburban Life.
"Yes," sighed the suburban resident
"I thonubt I bad shaken off my hoodoo
' uutil that lust blow came. Now I have
j figured out that my wisest plan ia to
Just sit around the bourn aud protect
uch property as I have left
"When I went out there, it was with
a longing to revive the pleasures of life
in a ootintry homo, such at had made
my boyhood so happy. Hut my export
e noes were as dismal as my anticipa
tions had boon bright. Chicken thieves
raided my hennery until the last of my
choice Cochin Chinas bnd disappeared.
All the luscious fruit was plundered
from peach' trees that I had watched
with jealous care for years. Even the
pigs that served mo in the disposal of
garbage were surreptitiously seised to
jmwe the feast of those who are without
the fear of the law before their eyes.
Not content with despoiling me of my
live stock aud farm products, the night
marauders invaded my household. I
aw akened one morning to note tho ab
sence of my entire wardrobe, shirts, col
lars and cuffs included. My watch, dia
monds, collar buttons and loose change
had gone with the rest of the stuff.
Then I put in burglar alarms and slept
with one eye open.
"Just as I had become reconciled and
was feeling secure they induced me to
run for office. Von know the rest I
spent $3,000 and didn't get a place in
the race. They double crossed ma Now
I'm an Ishmaellte. I will neither give
nor ask quarter. I've retired, and I
have the finest private collection of fire
arms in this ox any other country. "
Detroit Free Press.
The Apothecme of Guloelardlnl 1SSO.
Make as many friends as ever yon
can, for yon never know in what con
tingency a man may be able to serve
yon. Hide displeasure. I bave often
bad to seek the aid of people against
whom I was thoroughly ill disposed,
and they, believing the oontrary or at
least not being aware of this, bave
served me most readily.
' Unperoeived beginnings often open
the way to great mischiefs or great auo
oees, therefore note everything and
weigh well even the most trifling cir
cumstance. On your doing or not do
ing what seems at the moment a mere
trifle often bang things of first impor
tance, so be sure to consider welL .
Never bold a future thing so certain,
however positively certain it may seem.,
as not, if yon can possibly do it without
upsetting your plan, to keep in reserve
some course to follow if the oontrary
should turn up. I have often seen really
long beaded men, when they have to
make up their minds about some weighty
business, set about it by considering two
or three cases that are most likely to
happen and come to a decision on the
assumption that one of these cases is
sure to come. This is dangerous, for of
ten and usually there arises some third
or fourth case which bad been over
looked and which your decision will
not fit. Yon bad much better, therefore,
keep your decision i riotly to what the
actual necessity of the matter compels.
John Morley in Nineteenth Century.
. . Tb Car of Hoaee Fern. .-
... In the bouse where ferns are kept in
duce by means of evaporation, syring
ing or spraying as much moisture to the
air as possible, for they generally do
not successfully withstand a dry, parch
ing atmosphere. For the purpose of
retaining moist air about the plant
Wardian cases or ferneries are often
used with good success or a glass bell
placed over the plant part of the time.
It is well to bear in mind also that
ferns, with the exception of the hardy
upland sorts, grow in moist, shaded
places. It is therefore essential that
they never dry out and that they be
kept in partial shade. It is not wise,
however, to soak the plants daily,
whether needed or not. When new
fronds are unfurling, avoid placing the
plant in a position where it will be ex
posed to the full power of the sunlight,
as it will sometimes burn or blast the
tender young fronds. Woman's Home
Johnny's face was smeared with dirt
and tears, there was a lump on bis left
cheek, and one knee projected through
a jagged rent in his trousers leg.
"Johnny, Johnny," exclaimed bis
mother, "have you been' fighting again?"
"Yep," be replied. "Me an that boy
from New York had a scrap. He looks
wors'n I do, too, you bet"
"You'll break my heart, you willful
boy I What were you fighting about?' '
"About the jograpby of Chicago. I
said it hadn't any bluffs, an be said it
was all bluff, a. I chugged him."
Chicago Tribune. . . :
1 11 1 " f
v Delicious Broiled Oyeter. 1
Drain large, fat oysters, lay them out
on a board and dry with a soft cheese
cloth. Dust lightly with salt and cay
enne. Toast squares of bread. Arrange
them neatly on the platter. Put the
oysters in an oyster broiler and broil
quickly over a olear fire, broiling first
on one side about three minutes and
then turning them on the other. Pour
just a little warm water around the
edges of the toast, arrange three oysters
neatly on each piece, put over a little
melted butter and serve at once. Mrs.
8. T. Borer in Ladies' Home Journal.
Man at HI Word.
"Have a care, oh, my daughters,"
saitb the wise woman, "how thou tak
est man at his word when he speaketh
concerning himself I He glories in his
strength and vauntetb it before his fel
lows and most of all before thee, but
be would be handled as a fragile piece
of bric-a-brao." Womankind.
The volunteer lifeboat service of Eng
land, established in 1824, has more than
800 lifeboats on the shores of the king
dom and has been instrumental in sav
ing 30,000 lives.
More English women are married to
Germans than to members of any other
foreign nation. ,
Tke 1m of the superlative.
From Macuuluy a very largo assort
ment of bests, biggest aud grcatests
might be culled; a few will suflluo,
"William Pitt wus tho greatest master
of the whole art of parliamentary gov
ernment that has ever existed and the
most powerful subject iu Eurc " be
fore be was 25." " 'The Task,' u.Lom
parably tho best poem Unit any English
muu theu liviug hud produced." "The
greatest work of Drydeu was the lust,
the 'Odo ou St Cecilia's Day.' "
In the second series of "Obiter Dic
ta" we have two notable critical awards.
In tho first Matthew Arnold is quoted,
saying thai Emerson's essays are tho
most valuable prose uoutribtituiu to Eng
lish literature of the ceutury.
Yet we remember that Archbishop
Whntely could not siiflloieutly ridiculo
Emerson, uud what the archbishop
(quotiug from Bishop Cop leg ton) called
"the mugio luuthoru school. "
The other example, from Mr. iiirroll,
touches Pope und Miltou. "To say that
the 'Rape of tho Lock' is the best mock
heroic poem in tho language is to say
nothing; to say that it is tbo best iu
the world is to say more than my read
iug warrants, but to say thut it and
'Paradise Kegaiised' are tho only two
faultless poems of any length iu English
is to say enough.
Koine readers will surely say more
The mention of Popo recalls bis fa
mous liues on bueou iu the "Essuy ou
It parts allur thee, tliluk Low I'mt.n kliiu'd,
The wieuet, Lrilill, u.uuai cf uunkuul.
One of the simplest and best reiue
dies for iutlummatiuu or strain is to
bathe the eyes iu warm water. Auother
good remedy is a solutiou of suit aud
water made by putting a tcaspoouful of
fine table suit into a half pint of water.
Let it boil, and when cold strain it, re
moving any particles or sediment Put
ting this on the outside of the lids is
simply a waste of time. The eye should
be opened, the lids drawn back, and the
inflamed portion touched with a camel's
hair brush dipped in the suit water.
Outside applications do not reach the
seat of the ailment A traspoouful of
boracio acid iu half a pint of water pre
pared in the same way ia excellent If
there are granulations and very serious
inflammation, boil a tcaspoouful of
alum in a pint of wuter until it is dis
solved, then strain or filter as described
and apply with a camel's huir brush
several times a day. This is one of the
most efficacious of remedies. New
York Ledger. .
day in England the Judge took out his
pipe and began smomuK- "
lean Judge should do such a thing, Tbs
. i . IJ n I. it Kit
Saturday neview wuum -
evidence of American boorishneaa.
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The error is easily made and may be
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