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Identifier: scientific-american-1897-03-27
Title: Scientific American Volume 76 Number 13 (March 1897)
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Subjects: scientific patent tion apparatus munn cents american bicycle scientific american adapted white corpuscles high grade medicinal herbs horse power san joaquin declination north long distance transmission plant ten years

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TRANSMISSION PLANT AT FRESNO, CALIFORNIA vineyards which are characteristic of this part of thevalley. At the substation at Fresno the line enters throughchoking coils, lightning arresters, and the high tensionswitchboard, which stands some eight feet above thefloor. The choke coils are made up of 150 feet of in-sulated wire which is coiled into a ring aiid thoroughlytaped. The self-induction of these rings obliges thelightning to take the required path. The currentafter leaving the switchboard is carried to step-downtransformers, whose construction is similar to the step-up transformers at the power house. There are nineof these arranged in three sets. Three 125 K. W.transformers deliver current at 115 volts to the com-mercial incandescent circuits. Another set of three 75K. W. transformers delivers current at 1,000 volts foroperating the power circuits, and the third set of three40 K. W. transformers delivers a 3,000 volt current forthe suburban and outlying districts. A five horse

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WATER MOCCASIN. power induction motor drives a blower which furn-ishes the air blast for cooling the transformers. The San Joaquin Electric Company has establisheda price of per horse power per year for its elec-tric power. The current for lighting purposes isfurnished at fifteen cents per K.W. hour, measured bymeter, with discounts of from five to twenty-five percent, or it is furnished at a fixed rate of from thirtycents per sixteen candle power lamp per month to tencents per lamp for bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. A visitor to the power house will be startled by theloud detonations which accompany the starting of thewater wheels. The noise is described as being similarto a heavy bombardment by artillery, and to an inex-perienced ear it would sound as though the wholeplant were in danger of violent disruption. The ex-planation of these concussions is that the air which iscollected in the receiver and the pipes is subject to theenormous pressure of 609 pounds to the square inch,and on

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Arise with whole enthusiasm of your hearts
The Dangers Of Ear Candles
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Excerpt source: Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Author: Bahá’u’lláh. Source: U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1990 pocket-size edition. Excerpt © Bahá’í International Community. Photos © Bahá’í Writings As Art.

CLI: Release yourselves, O nightingales of God,…

Release yourselves, O nightingales of God, from the thorns and brambles of wretchedness and misery, and wing your flight to the rose-garden of unfading splendor. O My friends that dwell upon the dust! Haste forth unto your celestial habitation. Announce unto yourselves the joyful tidings: “He Who is the Best-Beloved is come! He hath crowned Himself with the glory of God’s Revelation, and hath unlocked to the face of men the doors of His ancient Paradise.” Let all eyes rejoice, and let every ear be gladdened, for now is the time to gaze on His beauty, 320 now is the fit time to hearken to His voice. Proclaim unto every longing lover: “Behold, your Well-Beloved hath come among men!” and to the messengers of the Monarch of love impart the tidings: “Lo, the Adored One hath appeared arrayed in the fullness of His glory!” O lovers of His beauty! Turn the anguish of your separation from Him into the joy of an everlasting reunion, and let the sweetness of His presence dissolve the bitterness of your remoteness from His court.

Behold how the manifold grace of God, which is being showered from the clouds of Divine glory, hath, in this day, encompassed the world. For whereas in days past every lover besought and searched after his Beloved, it is the Beloved Himself Who now is calling His lovers and is inviting them to attain His presence. Take heed lest ye forfeit so precious a favor; beware lest ye belittle so remarkable a token of His grace. Abandon not the incorruptible benefits, and be not content with that which perisheth. Lift up the veil that obscureth your vision, and dispel the darkness with which it is enveloped, that ye may gaze on the naked beauty of the Beloved’s face, may behold that which no eye hath beheld, and hear that which no ear hath heard.

Hear Me, ye mortal birds! In the Rose Garden of changeless splendor a Flower hath begun to bloom, compared to which every other flower is but a thorn, and before the brightness of Whose glory the very essence of beauty must pale and wither. Arise, therefore, and, with the whole enthusiasm of your hearts, with all the eagerness of your souls, the full fervor of your will, and the concentrated efforts of your entire being, strive to attain the paradise of His presence, and endeavor to inhale the fragrance of the incorruptible Flower, to breathe the sweet savors of holiness, and to obtain a portion of this perfume of celestial glory. Whoso followeth this counsel will break his chains asunder, will taste the abandonment of enraptured love, will attain unto his heart’s desire, and will surrender his soul into the hands of his Beloved. Bursting through his cage, he will, even as the bird of the spirit, wing his flight to his holy and everlasting nest.

Night hath succeeded day, and day hath succeeded night, and the hours and moments of your lives have come and gone, and yet none of you hath, for one instant, consented to detach himself from that which perisheth. Bestir yourselves, that the brief moments that are still yours may not be dissipated and lost. Even as the swiftness of lightning your days shall pass, and your bodies shall be laid to rest beneath a canopy of dust. What can ye then achieve? How can ye atone for your past failure?

The everlasting Candle shineth in its naked glory. Behold how it hath consumed every mortal veil. O ye moth-like lovers of His light! Brave every danger, and consecrate your souls to its consuming flame. O ye that thirst after Him! Strip yourselves of every earthly affection, and hasten to embrace your Beloved. With a zest that none can equal make haste to attain unto Him. The Flower, thus far hidden from the sight of men, is unveiled to your eyes. In the open radiance of His glory He standeth before you. His voice summoneth all the holy and sanctified beings to come and be united with Him. Happy is he that turneth thereunto; well is it with him that hath attained, and gazed on the light of so wondrous a countenance.
~ Bahá’u’lláh

Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Author: Bahá’u’lláh. Source: U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1990 pocket-size edition. Excerpt © Bahá’í International Community. Photos © Bahá’í Writings As Art.

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