The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, October 01, 1880, Image 1

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Wheat 75o TDer
For the nest 15 days, on XTotes, Book Accounts and Trade, lay
Fox, Baum & Co.
On account of the large purchase and immense stock of Goods bought this Fall, we
are compelled, for want of room, to sell our entire stock of
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The Utteat MHrvel of Sclemee.
The replacing of tlie wire necessary in
: telephonic communication by such an un
substantial thing as a parallel beam ot
light ; that is the latest marvelous achieve
ment of the inventor of the telephone,
Professor, A. Graham Bell, first announc
ed to the'world iti his lecture before the
American Association for the Advance
ment of Science . last Friday evening.
Professor Bell's relation of the steps by
which his discovery was made, ot the
successive experiments which led to the
final result, is a remarkably interesting
piece cf reading. The starting point, of
these experiments, conducted jointly by
Professor Bell and his friend, Sumner
Tainfor of Wateitown, was the investiga
tion into the. charaeterUtics of selenium
an elementary substance which hns been
known for the last sixty years, but . which
has always been considered simply as a
I chemical enriosiiv. The effect of light in
the production of a change of its electrical
conductivity was discovered by Mr. May,
the assistant of AVilloughby Smith, in the
course of some experiments looking to
ward its use, oa account of its high resist
ance in crystalline form to the passage of
! electricity, at the shore end of a submarine
cable, in Mr. Smith's system of signaling
and testing. The announcement ot these
results wa3 at first received with soma In
credulity bv scientific men. This curious
property of selenium has led to its frmploy
inent in various experiments looking to
ward the tiansmission of light and its
effects by electricity, and several state
ments of the attainment of a certain de
gree of success in this direction have been
made in scientific publications. Professor
Bell and Mr. Taintor have already spoken.
by means of the new invention, which has
bee' '.'hristened the photophone, between
pol.fe 213 meters apart. The nececsary
privacy of tlie experiments has hitherto
prevented the determining of the extreme
distance at which this new method of
communicating by speech will be made
available, but Professor Bell huds no rea
son to rloubt tlmt the results will be obtain
e l at whatever distance
Can be flushed from one obsarvatory to
another. One ot the most recent experi
ments was between the top of the Frank
tin school-house on Washington street to
one of his laboratory windows on L street,
the distance being as above mentioned.
Professor Bell heard distinctly the words
'Mr. Bell, if you hear what I say, come
to the window and wave your hat,
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utility, but such an entirely new field ot
action is entered upon that it is yet hardly
possible to estimate the consequences. It
bids fair to make communication , easy
through regions where the maintenance
ol telegraph wires is difficult or impossible,
as, for instance, in time of war In a hostile
country. Communication might thus be
easily kept up over the beads of the ene
my without fear of Interruption. Another
useful application might be to lighthouses
along the coast, which thus might actually
be made to talk to each other, and who
knows but that the vexed - question of the
telephone wires, now indefinitely ronltlply-
ng in our cities, will thereby also be
settled ? The matter has Its poetic as
well as its utilitarian aspects. The fairy
legends tell U3 of a talisman by which the
possessor Is enabled to undemana tlie
languages of tlie birds. "The music of
the spheres" ls a s. etymon expression.
This is now shown" tt" be an Actual foet as
well a8a poetic figarciiand the talisman
lia leen found by which w can listen to
their music as they shine upon us from
their'heavenly paths. And, viewed by
this discovery, there is literal truth ln the
words of Scripture : "When the morning
stars sang together." Boston IJerald.
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Best Elephant Tea, 5ft box, 2 25.
A Splendid Assortment of the Latest Styles
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- From 50c to $1 3,
About fifty forms of apparatus have been
devised, but to all ot them the principle
is common, varying the beam of light
just as the enrrect of electricity in the
telephone is vuried in intensity by the
vibrations of the voice. This beam of
light acts upon the selenium in the receiv
ing apparatus, frofessor lieu having tiis-
covered that light had the effect of pro
ducing sound In selenium, and that this
property could be utilized by Dlacing that
substance in connection with the telephone.
1 ne smipiesc apparatus yet devised con
sists of a plain mirror of flexible material,
such as silvered 'mica or microscpe glass.
Hie speaker's voice is directed against the
back of this mirror, iust as it is against the
diaphragm ot the telephone, and the light
reflected from it thus thrown into corre
sponding vibrations. Any powerful
source of light may be used, but between
distant points sunlight has ' chiefly been
experimented with". The beam is received
at a distant station upon a parabolic re
flector, in the focus ot which is placed a
sensitive selenium cell. The light may be
controlled in many ways, and a steady
beam may be modified at any point in its
path. In laboratory experiments it has
been found that articulate speech can be
reproduced even by the light of a kerosene
lamp. Many curious facts have been
brought to light. For instance, musical
tones are produced at the receiver when
no sound is made at the, transmitter. A
silent motion thus produces sound. The
beam can be entirely cut off by a slight
motion of the hand ; and at the distant
receiving station musical signals, like the
dots and dashes of the alphabet,
can thus be produced. Another discovery
is, that an effect . of light passes through
certain opaque substances. A sheet of
hard rubber was held about twelve-feet
away from the receiver, but an Invisible
beam passed through, producing a fidnt
but perfectly perceptible musical tone at
tlie telephone connected with the selenium.
Showed that this peculiar sensitiveness to
vibrations ot light belongs not only to se
lenium, but is a general property of all
matter. Distinct musical notes have been
heart! from hard rubber and many other
substances, while a beam of intermittent
light was focused upon them by a lens,
and tills without the aid of a telephone or
a battery, and Professor Bell says : "On
the whole, we feel warranted in announc
ing as our conclusion that sounds can be
produced by the action of a variable light
from substances of all kinds, when in the
form of thin diaphragms." , It is believed
that all varieties of articulate "speech can
thus be obtained from other substances,
as will as from selenium. The simple
way in which Professor Bell tells how one
experiment and discovery led to another
is a beautiful Illustration of the methods
by ; which science guides her "devotees
along the pathway to great results. Pro
fessor Bell entered Into no speculations as
to the probable future ef the discovery,
but confined his lecture to a plain state
ment oi iefs accnmpiiiiea. it seems.
however, as f it were destined to great
Itoy Molen by csynxlew
-j tinuii his i-arenix.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati En-
quirer writes from Anderson, Ind., ns fol
lows : On a hot July day in the summer
of 1874 a boy perhaps 15 or 16 years,
weary and footsore, was making his way
along the dusty highway that passes the
farm of ex-Eepresentatve David E. Croan,
four miles north of this city. Espying
hands at work in a harvest field near by.
he timidly approached and asked to work
for something to eat. Mr. Croan's son
William took him to the house, where his
mother gave him a bountiful dinner. , Mr.
Croan then set him to work, and finding
hi in willing and Industrious, employed
him to work. The boy could give but
little account ot r.imself. T he first lie re
membered of himself was traveling from
place to place, . with his parents, as he
supposed theui to be, called gypsies.
After traveling about for five or six years
the family finally settled down near New
castle, Henry county, this State. There,
after enduring innumerable hardships and
cruelties, he determined to run away from
his wretched surroundings. One evening
after receiving a terrible beating from his
father lie grew desperate and after dark
stole away, going north, and sleeping the
latter part of the night near the roaunds.
Tlie next day he made his way to Mr.
Croan's, and here found a comfortable
home for several months. Since that time
he has worked for several in tbe neighbor
hood, always being
Of -1
Fell tl
Sue loo.
And the
They plan
And their
Boo he
What of flit
Warmed by
Ah, well, lta
Adieu I
In his habits, and laying by quite a sum
ot money. A lew weeks since he deter
mined to go back to Xewcastle and visit
the Home of his former miseries, in order
to see Ids sister, to whom ho was warmly
attached. From his sister who was much
older than himself, he heard a wonderful
story. Stie told him , his name was not
Hiram Brituey, as he supposed, bnt
Hiram Twitord ; that the J5ritneys had
stolen mni when lie was but six or seven
years of age from his mother, a widow by
the name of Twiford, living near Angola,
in Steuben county, this State.- His mother
made every effort to find him. The coun
ty was scoured ; tlie river was dragged
advertisements were inserted ln the news
papers of the day, but all to no avail, and
tne mouier nnany gave up tlie search as
hopeless, and settled down to endure
best she could, the horrible agony, and
doubt surrounding her child's disappear
ance. From tlmt time on up to three
weeks since, a period of sixteen years, no
tidings had been received of the lost child
Young Britney or Twiford, as we shall
hereafter call him, on hearing this strange
story from his supposed sister, determin
ed to go to Steuben county at once and
fathom the mystery. Arriving there he
inquired for a family by the name of Twi
ford. He was flirected to their residence.
Knocking at the door,
And invited to take a seat. This he did,
asking numerous questions regarding tlie
surrounding country, the crops, etc., the
lady eyeing him closely All the while.
Finally ho asked : Did you not lose a '
boy some' years since ?"- "Yes," replied
the lady, .and tears came unbidden to her
eyes, "and I would give anything In the
World I possess to And him,". Another
look at the stranger, and, with a mother's
quick instinct, he threw her arms about
him, folded him close In her loving srms
saying, "My child, my child! My long
lost child. I have found you at last."
When the lady had recovered her self
possession sufficiently tlie boy's story was
told, and hU identity established beyond a
doubt, one of the strongest proofs being a
scar on his face. - Tlie news rapidly
spread through the neighborhood and hun
dreds of persons flocked to ;iee hiav and
iui ouiiio nine no whs me iion oi me neigh
borhood. Mr. Twiford came back to this
county a tew days ago, and I settled up his
business and returned to Steuben couuty.
nerearter to live with his real mother and
sister, irom whom" he ; was i so long and
cruelly separated, ant) to take charge of
his mother's large farm on which she re
sides, xnis is indeed a romance In real
nte, ana we can truly say "The ; web of
life is strangely woven."
A Toonjf G
Scarcely less a
ner's recent feat i
tion of a young la
May or of G ra mb kt
who is said to have
since the second we
the exception of a fe
fulness at intervals t
weeks. : An Interest in,
extraordinary state Is
Hanover Courier. It app
plunged lu a profound slm
unconscious of all that goeis
night and day, reclining oi
warmly covered up and with
spread over her head. Nurish.
In a liquid form, is daily adm
her, which she swallows witbou.
for a second. She s is a pretty.
girl, ot a pallid complexion, but s
not lose in weight during her trait..
from forty to sixty days,-'and, win.
awake, exhibits a cheerful disposition ant.
an eager desire to perform such smtril
household tasks as her strength enables her'
to fulfill. Her father Is a well-to-do-man.
who has consulted several eminent medical
men, in the hope of discovering soma
remedy for his daughter's atoormal condi
tion, which entails serious Inconvenience-
and constant anxiety upon the othei.
members of his family ; but all efforts.
hitherto -made to keep the unlucky girl .
awake have resulted in total failure. '
Since the case of sleeping Uhlan, at Pots
dam, no such interesting subject for study
and observation on the part ot the faculty
has arisen as that of the strangely somno-.
tent Burgomaster's daughter of Grambkew
London Telegraph. .
Derivation of Woman's Xamec.
Anna Bella is -not- Anna-bella, or FaltK-
Anna, but Is the feminine of Hannibel
meaning gilt (or grace) of Bel, A rabella is
not Ara liella, or beautiful altar, but Gra
billa, a dying woman. In its Anglicised
form of Orabet it was much more common,
in the thirteenth century than at present,
Maurice has nothing to do with Mauritius,
or a Moor, but comes from Amalrie him-.
mel-reich the kingdom of Heaven. Ellen
is the feminine of Alan, Allan, and ha
no possible connection with Heleiv which
comes from a different language, and is
older by about a thousand years at least.
Amy is not from aimee, but from amle.
A vice, or Adv3, does not exactly mean
advice, as some seem to think. It comes
from vEdwis and means happy, wis-
dom. Eliza has no connection with Eliza
beth. It la the sister of Louisa, .and botb
are the daughters ot Helolse, which la
lleelwis, hiildcu wisdom. There is Indeed,
another form of Louisa, or rather Louise,
which is the feminine of Louis, but thl
was scarcely heard of before the sixteenth
century. - The older Heloise form of tb
name, ' Aloisa, AloUla, or Aloysia, was
adopted into medieval English, as Elesla
a name which our bid genealogists always;
confuse with Alice. Emily and Amelia
are not ' different forms of ene name,
Emily Is from Smylia, the name ot an
Etruscan gem. Amelia comes from the
Gothic amala heavenly, Beginald is not
derived from Begina, and has nothing to
do with a queen. It Is Reinalt exalted
purity. Alice, Adeliasf Adelaide, Allsa,
Alix, Adeline, are all forms of one name,
the root ' of which Is adel noble. . But
Anne was never used as identical with
Aonis or Agnes (of which last the olrl
Scotch Annas k a variety nor, as I sturdi
ly maintain, was Elizabeth ever synony
mous with Isabel. . v '.
If yon would be wealthy get upon a nm'e.
You W'll soon find that you arc hotter eft";
The democratic talk for "reform" la
oily enough, but extremely thin. What
democratic reform did for Oregonthe suits
against delinquent - officials show. The.
great anxiety tor (a change" simply grows
out of a desire to get Into Uncle Sam's
money vaults. The last time the democrats
had control of tlie national treasury It was.
bankrupted by robbery, as the treasury ot
Oregon was by the late gang of ''reformers'
who controlled it. History lias recorded
how the treasury was emptied by Secretary
Cobb ami his secession coparceners; John .
B. Floyd ' and Jake Thompson. Now,
when tbe treasury is full and the debt la
helng reduced by large sums every month.
the political successors ot these sterling-
patriots are Itching to get their arms in up
to the shoulders. Give them a chance.
and at the end t the term tbe treasury
would be ln as bad a condition as It was
where It came Into republican bands In
March, 1801. Portland Oregonia,
No; Adolphus, she dldnt mean anything?
when she told you that her father alwaya
went to bed at 10 o'clock. She simply In
tended to intimate that after that hour you
need fear no " step upon, the stair," and
instead ot going home as ypu say you did,
you should have nestled hsr c'
manly breast and asked
old man usually go " '