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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 5, 1871)
A Novel Experiment. .
The Nashua (N. H) Telegraph says
.that two mechanics have been for ten
days.buildiBg a small, experimental, ship
' there, which will he launched, when com
plete, on the Nashua fiver, and irake a
trial trip! It is thirty-twobeam and eight
feet depth of hold, and its peculiarity is
in jihe propelling power, which is a novel
ty invented by a man who has followed the
sea for many years. ' It is thus described:
'The propelling power is to be a turbine
wheel, set at the bottom of a flume rising
fiireeet from the ship's bottom.. The wa
termen ters the flume from the ship's side;
f just'' below the water line. This opening
is.'p6.vided with a valve, to prevent the
water from returning when the ship lurch
es h)-a rough sea." How is the water to
leave the ship? asks every one. From
the .bottom of the flume,' near the turbine
wheel, a tunnel eighteen inches in diam
eter. extends 'along the ship's bottom to
(he-extreme stern. This tunnel is to bo
ao constructed as t" constitute a vacuum,
and is to be supplied with a set of revol
ving faus, to-accelerate the egress of the
water, and with valves to prevent the in
flowing of the water from the stern. The
water in the flume will have a head of five
feet, furoishinir a power ol nine horse.
Now the inveotor who is one of the work
men, expects to secure one hundred rev
olutions of the screw before the outer
valve iu the tuunel is reached by the out
flowing current of wateri or a rate ofVpced
" equal to .five miles an hour- A moving
vessel always mukes a trough in the sea at
the stern,- and the faster the vessel moves
the greater the trugh. This trough will
' lessen, to a considerable ezteut, the .pres
sure on. the outer tunnel valve, and the re
maining force uecessary to overcome the
pressure, open the valves, and release the
wa:er is expected to be created by the
movement of the vessel itself. The prin
ciple is. that which will empty the bowl
of a common clay- pipe drawn rapidly
through the water.- Ouce in motion the
'ship is.expeetc-d to attain it rate of speed
only eq-ualed by the power of the turbine
. . : ,
Does Ick Ht-:i.iKVtc TnmT? Ice
not only melts, but it, dissolves. A lump
of ice placed on the table will melt
placed in water it dissolves, just as sugar
or salt do'es. Y hen we place sugar or.
salt in our mouths, .the glands fill our
mouths wilh sajiva. dissolve the sugar
or-ealt; and wash it down our th rents in
..a stute of-olu'tipn.-TbHunnr ftf Salvp
ia the gUVi'ds'is comparatively smull, and
0 rapidly exhausted, leaving the mouth
dry, and creating a desire fur drink to
moist on the" mouth, . tlmugh the body
may be actually surcharged with mois-
. ture.- Ice' has precisely the same effect,
it compels 'the glands to discharge their
. suliva to dissolve the ice, -and leaves
them dvy and clamorous for more water,
livery boy ot girl . knows the apparently
insatiable thirst created by eating snow,
the snow penetrating rapidly the entire
mouth, and drying up the glands as wilh
a sponge. In' the same way at'every ice
cream saloon a 'glass of water is handed
with the cream, and tn tny persons drink
two of three glasses of water after eating
an ice? " For this reason the practice of
giving ice, especially to the sick, is high
ly objectionable, and even for a well per
son 'fails of its object. . We need a great
deal of water to. keep our skin supplied
with moisture., .The object of the mois
ture is to keep the skin cool. The cooler
the moisture we.drink, the less will we
require. But ice will make us drink
more than we need to produce the desir
ed effect. ' ' - :. . -,
The anti-chignon pled.ee has been sign
. ed by 50,090 ladies in Germany.
Caw Spch Thinos Be? Wefind this
in the Los Angoles News of July 9th,
and give the same for what it is worth ;
. ' Another of those wonderful manifests
tions from the unknown , world to the in
habitants of earth occui red recently in this
city. Pete Thompson repaired to God
frey's Gallery to have a photograph taken.
The subject was iu position, the camera
well aimed, when a specter intervened.
On the finished picture appears the ghost
of T. II. Burdick. The shadow of the
spirit falls over the ohotograph in the
same manner so convincing a f'ew weeks
sgo. ; Besides , the -appearance of Mr.
Thompson, his eves protuding some eight
inches, and each individual hair standing
on its own end, indicates the mortal ter
ror naturally induced by a supernatural
visitant. Skepticism must henceforth
disappear; blind ignorance, which pre
tends to disbelieve everything eontradio
ting the known laws of nature, must own
itself confouuded. The wonder is tho
greater that the apparitiou should be the
'double" of a living man instead of the
usual spirit of a dead one. Progress,
Spiritualism, and Science, so called, re
joice at the revelation.;
Naturat. Gas Is Nkw Oklkans.
A New Orleans man, who hunk a well in
the rear of his factory the other day,
fiund,"wheu be had reached the depth of
forty-six feet, thut there was a sudden
and very powerful flow of gas from it.
lie immediately closed the pipe, thinking
to utilize this gas for illuminating purpos
es, but fouud the pressure too great, when
the idea struck him to direct it into the
boiler of one of his engines, and experi
ment wilh it in making steam. But no
sooner had the connection been made
than the engine began to ruu entirely by
the pressure of the gas acting upon the
piston at a pressure of twelve pounds to
the squire in'-h; and so it has continued,
giviug no sign of exhaustion.
The last heard of William II. Seward,
our great American traveler, he waB riding
home from a "dubar" at Patte.tila, IndU,
ou ; an elephant in the moonlight, with a
beautiful '"kinbob turbau oil his head,"
attended by the Maharajah. The el
ephant (one of twenty-four) was dressed
with "housings of gold cloth, with ear
rings that came to its feet. The Mahar
ajah was arrayed in pure white, with a
MDutiess turban covered. w:rh' "Pearls, and
it lovely pe;irl ami emerald-, necklace." I
Aronnu tuem were "crowdii ot tioldiers,
mounted :iad on !et. proi-c?.ions, bands
of music, calcium light sod booming
' Notwithstanding the offers Cuing and
ring, the Siamese Twins, have had to tv-
el separate with rival shows, they haveal-
ways stuck together, aud have accumula
ted 200,000 worth of lands and children.
The story that they were not 'brothers,
but cousins, is a base fabrication.
A Good lady who improved every op
portunity to teach by preoept and example,
once remarked at a piayer-oieeting: "My
friends, as I came along I saw a cow
a switching of her tail. In this wicked
world of strife she was peaceful and con
tented a switching of her tail; aud I said
to myself, 'go thou and do likewise
Mrs. Greumann, of (Jtsalady, W. T.f
has just returned from a trip to China,
whither she took out a cargo of .lumber
She is said to be sharper in the lumber bus
iness than any other mill owner on Puget
Sound, aud got at least ten dollars more
per thousand feet for her lumber than was
ever paid at Hong Kong before.
What the proper age fir a parson?
The parsonage, of course.
1 1 : i i-Ittl People. . I. : ;
Little ! Dick's mother asked him what
kind of nuts she should buy for him.
"Doughnuts, mamma; - me can caek
'em with niy tooths. -
"Mother, ' father won'; bo iu Heaven
.viih us will he ?" , "
"Why, my child ?"
"Because ho can't leave the store."
"Johnny, what do you expect to !
for a living when you get to be, a ui'i "'"
"Well, 1 reckon I'll get married and
board with my wife 'a mother.".
"I wish you had been Kve," said a
child to astiugy old auut, proverbial for
. "Because, said he. "you would hvo
eaten all the apple iu.stcud of dividing it.
A bright five-year old, who was at a
christening at a Newport Kpiscop)
church oo a recent Sunday, reported t
his mother that they had the biggest
spittoon there that he ever s.-tw, and the
minister came out with n long white
urght-gown on, a man turned some water
in the spittoon, and the - minister washed
the baby's face in it."
The merchants of Indmnipolis send
their wives to collect bad debts and teach
them to swear horribly so as to totimi
dato the debtors.
It is said thac the new Jersey watering -plaocs
are rapidly filliug up with mos
quitoes, and never befoie were they so
thoroughly organised aud couSJeut of
The Texas Puoiiio Railway is to be
1,515 in iies in length. Kor 250 miles
tho road will be an ai- lite ; aod in a
stretch of 815 miles tiierc will bo but .
United Stales Marshal Hastings has
broken up aud arrested the ringleader ol
a large gang of counterfeiters located in '
Cleveland. lie captured much coun
terfeit money and iib-Jciueuts of manu
The New York Viaduc. Railway,
which oow appears sure of being built,
will probably cost about $25,009,030. It
will ruu from the City Hull to Harlem,
and expects to carry 159,090 passengers
Maine is experiencing the Christianising
irjflnuces of 3,000 Bistoi di umnuT-
Ijoodoners say that one-third of tha
population of that city oovor sjw a iaio
fielu. ' . -
The wheat harvest in Southern Illinois
is about over, and the crop is exceileot.
Jersey City has a club of Johns. N
one with any other Christian name is al
lowed to join.
The Pennsylvania Legislature refuses
to authorize the election if female school
A London letter states that at least
50,000 Frenchmen will emigrate t Amer
ica in the next two years.
Paris has forty-nine female telegraph
-operators, Lyous forty-thre, Bordeaux -peven,
and Marsailles eighteen.
The boys at Athol, Mass., were badly
beaten in a game of base ball with tha
girls of the same Iowa the other day.
The wheat crop iu Pennsylvania and
New Jersey is declared to be at least tea
days earlier thi'u it was last year. ,
Domestic magazines wives who blow
up their husbands.
Every man has just as much vanity as
he wants understanding.
A West Virginian in a buggy was ha
ed miles by a rattlesnake, recently.
' Straw hats of awning proportions nave
made their appearance in the East.