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SCHUYLER COUNTY CHRONICLE, AUGUST .29, 1912. HERTZ THE REAL DISGOVERER Marconi Made -Practical Success of tho Wlrelgss, but was Not- Firs! _ In the Field. , . 4. : 2 ~5- The principle 01! wireless telegraphy i is easily c_omprehe‘nde.d. As is knoV7v\r'if light and heat move in waves whose lengths can b.e measuned. ’l\hus the sun gives out in every direction light‘ in a series .013. undulating waves which may not only be measured, but can be deflected,‘ polar-ized,latid so on, some idea. of this may be gained \from the well-known fact that when a stone is. thrown int’o._a smooth pool of we. ter a serie5>of»circul_a1f wav1es\‘extends in all directions. If any ob- J’e.c.t comes within these waves they‘ are oscillated. . It was the lamented Prof. Hertzy xlho discovered that electricity, like light and heat, also moves in. waves which may be measured. Just precise-. ly how these waves pass through the atmosphere is not wholly understood, but it is believed that they have some relation to ether, which is omnipres» ent _and_-W-hich is believed to constitute all matter under different negative electrical conditions. In wireless tel- egraphy a series of Hertzian waves are set up by powerful electrical dyna- mos or batteries, and these are dise charged from the top of a high mast or pole. These waves extend in all directions, \and unless their force is expended ‘by distance they eexcite’cer- tain effects in the receiver of Wireless telegraph instruments within the zone, just as the waves disturb chips on a. pool. Messages are sent and received somewhat on» the plan of ordinary’ Morse code by Wires, in that electrical impulses are regulated so as to spell Words according ,to a. code. To Marconi belongs the credit of making a. practical success of the dis- coveries of others‘, but to Hertz. be- longs the credit of'.maklng_ the says-A tem possible. \ ’ . - GK’ , Th'ree \cowboys turned ‘their nies into the corral and hurried 611% to the bunkhpuse in search 01 theiz comrades. ‘ wMARADrom.W. 5 \Hi boys,\ shouted the first to enter, “have you heard the news?” “What news?” queried :1 Ian}: and! unshaven igdivgdual. h « . \Aw. _nothin’ to \}nt’rest you. Shorty. You ain’t int'rested. in #3- males, I reckon.” “Fema1es!\ chorused the remain- ing occupants of the room. “Why, sure, a1n’1i you heard? The boss’ sister's comin’ to visit him.\ -,1MrL William‘ A. Radrord will answer “questions and give advice ‘FREE OF'_ 9051‘ on, all subjects pertaining to the [subject 01 building, for the‘ readers of thin paper. on account of his wide experience as Editor, Author and Manufacturer. he: ifs. without doubt. the highest authority on all these subjects. Address all inquiries \to William A, Radfoxtd, No. 178 West .Ja.ckson boulevard, Chicago, Ill., and only enclose two-cent stamp for reply. . of sunshine in the IM 4 rooms, or by the presence or t;-ee€tg,h.a.L. are to be retained in the garden. The material of which the house is to be built will also in the design, and this will be governed in great ;z1easure by the building material that is most easily obtained In the neighborhood. He who builds in the\ country is not restrained. ‘py__Wt\11_q__7gfgxygant1on wh}g_b. The most noticeable thing In archi- tecture and building at the present ,time is the popular interest seen on all sides In regard to the planning and design of houses, especially those in suburban ar_1d country neighbor- hoods. The American “home\ has al- rules in the towns as to placing the best rooms in the front of the house. If the house faces the north‘ he will probably place the principal living rooms at the back, so they may get as much sunshine as possible. There e—~‘lHow, old is she?” inquired the youngest of their number, called. “Handsome Bob Barnes” because of his fondness for the cracked mirror. “Oh, I ain't sure,” drawled. the bearer of the news, “but Skinny here seen a. photo of her up to the house, an’ he says she's somewhere ’round twenty. Curls an’ dimples an’ putty, as a. plcter, ain't she, Skinny?’ \Waal now,- I cal'late she's 8. purty fair lookln' gal as females go,” said. Skinny, slowly. “When does your ding-busted fe- male woman arrive?” asked \I~Iamlet” Wilson, betraying a spark oflntereat. T .‘:I1eLen.e_L tomor_r91L,t2e _, ways been more than a. tradition, and this home’ We'alwas”'s think of as be- ing 1oca.te.d in the country 01' in the outskirts of the old home village. At the present time we are just in. the midst of a revival of domestic archi- tecture, especially in regard to aubur- ban building. The dwelling house that is at once comely and convenient seenrs likely to become the typical house or rmval America, and even in the towns the leaven has begun to work. ‘ Sch11ylerC0unty orsand says. Train gets in the junction at two-thirty,” replied the man who seemed to be the possessor of. all the information. It is apt to be in the country rather than the town that this worthier type ‘of domestic architecture. The town house is apt to be cramped ;by the narrowness of its site, by the limitations of its outlook, by the building line and by the character of the neighboring houses. It may in itself be an excellent ‘piece of work, but the surroundings are not favor- able to it. \Give us some particulars, Pete,\ demanded a. scholarly appearing per- sonage called “Percy.\ Pete peered around the room‘. and swelled with importance. “Far as I know,\ he stated con- descendingly, “her name's Angela. Seems she's his youngest sister an\ he ain't seen her for about five years, so now she's comin' out from Noo Yawk to take charge of the ranch- house an ’ see’t he gets ted decent,\ he ended, looking signi at “Hamlet,” who was the ranch cook. _ “Huh,”. growled Hamlet, coh- temptuously, “I guess as how he's. survived this long _on my cookin’, he can live a. little longer.” “Waal,” Pete proceeded, “I guess that's about all, ‘cent the boss says it's up to one of us to go meet the lady.” He paused to note the effect of his last statement. Each man, with the exception of Hamlet, pricked' up his ears, but Handsome Bob was the to speak. PASSED AN UNQUIET NIGHT Second Floor Plan Traveler, Lost In the Bush, Was Glad to Do Without the Blessl‘_ngs of e \ . Year the Te+1=ms§et+EQ1:t11.1 - In the country conditions favor the architect, not by making his task an easy one, but by invegting it with in- terest. On a narrow rectangular plot wedged in between existing _i}§§J_s;eg :I- zEm R a road- way on the fourth an architect may.in- deed exhibit skill in minimizing the inherent defect of the site, but it is not surprising that he should feel lit- tle enthusiasm for such a task. As a, matter of fact, he is seldom called.‘ upon to undertake it; still. the owners and builders commonly consider that: there is little can for the ‘special skill But I had never given a. thought, to the course I'l1a.d taken in my gallop ‘‘ across the veldt. I kept on and pn,a.nd. ‘efore~leng-—it—grew_dark._and_so = what cold. So I dismounted, and aft- er thinking it over, I knee-haltered the‘ horse and let him go, crept head into a. large ant-bear hole for a night’s lodging, and made myself as comfort- able as possible under the circum- stances, using the blesbok hide for 9., blanket. The night Was dark as. pitch. ‘ Sleep was out of question. I sup-. pose it was the haunches and the raw hide that attracted the creatures, but‘ before long it really seemed. as it Is had settled down in a village of wild pigs and insulted the Whole commu- nity. To begin With, squealing inces- santly, they seemed to be racing round and round in a circle, taking me for its center; Then a. number of jackals drawing nearer and nearer, joined in the chorus. But I soon discovered that if I disliked the noise I fairly dreaded the silence. During the quiet spells .I knew that. something was chewing industriously at the project- ing ends of the ra.w hide in which I was enveloped. It was hard work for me to keep from kicking incessantly, but Whenever I rested for a. minute 1 the chewing developed into vigorous tugs, the signi of which it, was '::'v for one in my position to appre- C_:.,_,. is no reason why the back elevation of a country or suburban dwelling should not be just as attractive as the front ‘elevation. The style of building which gave rise to the jibe about “Queen Ann fronts and Mary Ann backs\ is absolutely without ex- cuse in the country. The typical country house tends to breadth rather than height. The broad and low house seems to down more comfortably on its site and helps that Below and EXtend=Y0f1r Subscription. A Schuyler County Map on a scale “Well, boys,” he said con '“it seems to me that if the lady in: question is ‘about twenty years old. and as purty as a picter with curls and dimples’ and all such rot, w’y it's only right that a young an’ pro- gressive man like me should welcome her to our happy ho_me. She Wouldn't want no old codger like Skinny, an’ Hamlet, w’y, he'd scare her out.” _ 'A£ter much discussion of the ques- tion it whs decided that all points were in favor of Bob, much to his joy, for, as he told Skinny afterward, he'd “been thinkin’ of buying a. ranch for himself an’ it would be kinda. nice to have a woman around to brighten up the 1i1n(Isc_ape.” During the course of the next day, Handsome Bob might have been seen to make many furtive journeys to the, cracked mirror. His spare moments, as those of his comrades, were spent in polishing his spurs and doing in- numerable iittle things to improve his appearance. -of 11%§:aL_1'1y an inch to _the %m%il_e, has. been issued for the Chronic}: by a, Philadel- Tphia publishing % This Map mounted on a sheet of papgzr, 23 by 29 inches in size, withiibgrassi bindings, and_ is available for desk use or hanging oifthe W311. The Towns are shown and are true to scale, While the bounci- ing“ counties and the a_djoining town- ships are indicated, .facts of informa- ’éi?9n—Witl1Which very few“ are familiar; in. colors However, I kicked the night through in saiety, and early in the morning. to my delight, I found my_ hsrse :1 short distance away, nibbling contentedly at his breakfast.——At1antic Monthly. of the architect in dealing with these commonplace city conditions. In. the country, on the other hand. the problems of building even small houses are so varied, ‘so complex and so interesting that architectural skill is essential if the buildings are to be any'thi:ng’ like a. success. To put up houses in a beautiful country district from plans prepared by an architect who has\ not made a special study of the planning and design or medium- sized country houses would be some- thing approaching a. social crime. The “sense ‘of restiuiness which is so much ‘to be desired. The accompanying de- -sign illustrates such a residence at its best. It is brand. comfortable and in- viting. in appearance outwardly, and the interior arrangement is just what would expect from the hospitable exterior. From the broad porch. ex- tending clear across the front of the house, one enters a large central re- ception hall. The entire space to the ie is given over to a. living room, 13 by 23 feet in size, with an open -place and built-in book shelves at the far end. The homelike comfort and cheer of a room of this kind, with the entire family drawn about a crack- ling on the hearth of a winters night, cannot be overestimated. Opening to the right from the cen- 'tral hall is the dining room. Wide- caseci openings connect both living room and dining room. with the cen- tral _hali«,c giving an effect of spacious- nest unusual in a house of this size. The kitchen is well placed for con- venient housekeeping. On the second. floor fourtgood-sized bedroomséafre‘ pro- vided, besides a bathroom a.nd_linen room and an abundance of‘ clothes closets. . The next morning Bob hunted 8.: clean shirt and a gorgeous bandana, which he considered especially en-: trsncing to his charms. While waita ing for breakfast, Pete came upon him engaged in studying a. battered. volume of Shakespeare, which he had. borrowed from‘ the boss. , \Well I'll be darned!\ Pete ejaeu-_ lated. “If it ain’t readin' poetry!” “Aw gwan,\ sputtered Bob, “don’t‘ all gals like poetry? ‘How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank,’\ hd began, but with a. bowl, Pete had fled. At noon Bob shaved, and with the. aid of Percy manicured his l nails, arranged his bandana in theg most becoming manner and harnessed up the team of lively pintosi and drove offfor the junction amid; a cloud of dust and the cheers and jeers of those left behind. « After what seemed endless waiting. the team have in sight and as Hand- some Bob and little Angela, as the} boys‘ called her. drew‘ near, the boys gathered as close as possible for ' 3.; yiew -of the wonderful damsel. ’ .The- rig -came to a. stop with a jerk: and Bob alighted to assist 9. lady of uncertain age, attired in 9. garb deg cidedlvmasculine, with ‘a mans felt; hat and a pair of ‘huge spectacles. Shefpeered through these at the as-_ semblage of onlookers. , - '- ' , ‘«‘Why,’‘'~ she exclaimed in her‘; loud, harsh voice, “what queer look- ing individualsg” whereupon they?‘ melted into ‘the atmosphere- Withi ‘s‘u'rprising' speed. ‘ \ 5 Most Popular Character. Charles Dickens once received an invitation to 9. “Walter; Scott” party, each guest being expected to attend in the character of one or another of Scott's heroes. On the eventful night, however, greatly to‘ the astonishment of‘ the assembled Rob Roys and Wa- verleys, Dickens turned .up in ordinary evening dress and apparently quite unconcerned. At length the host, who was feeling uneasy; Came up to the novelist and inquired”: “Pray, Mr.‘Dickens, what character of Scott's can. you ‘possibly be sup- posed. to represent?-'-. . “Charactei'!\ said Dickens. \Why. air, a. character you will in‘. every one of Scott's novels. I,” he went on, smilingly, “am. the ‘gentle re_ader.\\ The ‘State Road. Routes; Ways steam_ a electric, and every highway of the county are outlined, together with the heights of land, the streams : and valleys, the shores of Senepa and t~he~~u«pl-and lake-lets, The Military Tract, the Watkins and F1i nt% Purchase, % the Phelps and’ Gorham Purchase, -te? Watson Pat ent, the corporatior; ' bounds, the A Secti %I;11V1mbers , the 1:I1i1e’T_%c%irc1=es;TT*fro1I1“thei CouI1’ty Seat of {Wat-kins, are a.;l1’ée$t” fo:1*7t]1.inAdeta,i:.1‘, » ' T \ - ~: 'i'err|,bie Ordeal. -’ -‘’-It— was perfectly frightful?’ said nchubbleigh. \‘There' we‘ ran‘ at top speed around the corner, and -the . thing ‘I knew We dashed plumb into that grocer-‘s wagon; 1- guess‘ ‘it must have held anhundred dozen egg_s.\' ‘This is a _gam‘bre1-roof house, slight- ly‘ coionial in design, It presents a dignf and attractive 8-Dbearance and at the same ‘time is economical to build. The_ estimated cost at this house is $3500, ‘ _‘f0h,‘ ‘Well,’ Vthajté ~Wasn7't so had, was: «ii:.»?\ said Hicks.’ .“You could a td pay for‘ \e111 cou'ldn.’t you?” \‘Oh 1tfWasn’t that,\‘ said C'hubb1e.igh:. withé 8. Shudder. \‘B11t\I don 'b:eI‘ieve ‘there was a. good egg in the ‘whole lot!’ +-—Harpejr’s ‘Weekly; NeW%M;ap of Schtlyleris’ given to: every\ su.bscri\ber‘ of t he_Chronic1%e: yv;it}gi1_1 the_ \bounds of he co1mty, who Ape Attacks Wjomafn'.- There- was an exciting scene «recent- ur on busy Oxgord street, Londqn, Eng. v1‘and,. A fashionably-dressed woman ascended the steps of an o‘mIf1bus, ac- ’ (OI W38 dressed in :8. blue. coat and trousers. They occupied an outside ‘seat, the _a_pe sitting on ‘the woman's knee. Suddenly the ape aftadked another‘ woman passenger and bit. hex‘ on the arm. Her cries brought the conductor, who ‘dragged the ape away‘ \and the animal -and‘ the weman owner disap- ep‘eare'd inithe crowd: The ‘yvoman who was attacked by the animal was not seriously hurt, as her long glovea pro- teoted her. _ Already. Accomplished. A reader asked. the sage for advice, Vakened and \increasing good sen ~' the building public should not alto That night when the boys were} gathered in the bunkhouse, Handé, _ ems-Bob-wants sin‘ , ‘ nd~dl,<1-110' arrive until almost time to retire.t VJ He ‘was greeted with loud .'haw-:hja.ws,'; _ ' wl ‘only\served\to~:deepen~-h1s«a1-r-——-~ 1\é?ady ug1'*)\ scowl; ’ ' “How sweet the moonlight. sleépsi V upon this - ~b.ank,\‘ quoted»- Pe.té.;'—~- dréamily. -1‘ will pay up afrrearages; an year in advanéce. C,3.I1_I1.0‘t well be §_en«t~by mail‘, but uponreceipt of sub- scription money, wi11‘be given out at this o .015 delivered by a %repre{»se.ht~ h \I am engaged to Kate Murphy, ‘but my’ former Kate _DooIey, to ’s'u\'e. me for breach of promise. Can you advise me .how to extricate myself from this dim- cult3'?” The designing of a. sufiable home residence for a rural location is al- ways an interesting problem, jsince_ each site presents dlf and ad- vantagés of its own, The design or; a ‘house should be governed: by the nav- The reply of the‘~sa'ge ‘was ;short. It ture at its site, whether on a hilltop“, 011 \a hillside-,. on. the open, tableland or In ‘a valfeygé by the views of the gun- rounding country it is thought. to ob—- tam from the prlnclpai rooms. iby tha desire to obtain the maximum {mount “Aw; .shut ‘up, you old pi-e‘-Tfo;t;e!” anar1edfBob, as be buried a. copy of ‘Shakespearé vehement!-y in Pete’: direction ‘and retired gloomiiy to, his bunk. . ' I T M“M”'y dear reader, if I may‘ say ‘so, ;yqu' sieeml to‘ have; ‘ extra.-Kated your- self already!\ ‘ ative or this paper; I.-:1‘; ‘ I? ‘I ‘ . 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