Scientific Department. 365
Stray dogs in Columbus, Ohio, are electrocuted.
Liquid air as an explosive has not given satisfactory result.
A house was recently moved entire by means of a trolley car at
The Magellan Straits will be connected by wireless telegraphy with
the rest of the Chilean Republic.
San Francisco is said to have more telephones in ratio to the popu-
lation than any other American city.
It is stated that electricity offers an antidote for lead poison con-
tracted by workmen in factories.
Observations made in Hartford, Conn., show that the cost of main-
tenance of an inclosed arc lamp was $1.50 as compared with $5.84 for
an open-air arc.
The Russian Government has just appropriated 500,000 rubles for
the purpose of building a new observatory in the Caucasus Mountains
near Tiplis, the capital of Caucasus
San Francisco will soon be supplied with heat and light generated in
the wildest portion of the Sierras, 120 miles away. This is one of the
largest practical transmissions in existence.
The largest cage ever constructed is that at the New York sociological
garden, which was finished not long ago for the birds. It is 150 feet
long 75 feet wide and 55 feet high. It cost $8,000.