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Invent a substitute forgasoline and; you'iil cTet JrVcher
5 ' than you ever dreamed of-doing
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Want to get rich? (
5, Invent a substitute for "gasoline! . . ,
n . The-man 'who can find 'something as good and- cheaper fhanrgaoline
.will be a millionaire so. quick it will make.him dizzy!' And somebody is
pound to do it sooner or later. . ' . , J
s The whole world seems to have risen up during the last year and de
Snahded.a substitute for the fluid which is -becoming .the most valuable of
the products of the oil wells. Gasoline used to sell for 9. centst a gallon,
it rose to 16 cents in six months. And it's still, going , up. That's what
cmakes it .necessary to find some, substitute' for it- And men, are busy in
laboratories and in kitchens trying to .find some cheaper substance" to take
fits place. j .
Fifteen' or twenty years ago kerosene, plain every day coal oil, was the
nain, product of the oil wells. In refining it a. certain amount of gasolinei
"was obtained. But coal oil was the main product and it remained so until
dust lately.. Now coal oil is a drug on the market. 'Gasoline tis the main
product. Oil as it comes from .the wells is known as crude oil.. It must be
Crefined before it. can be used in automo'bile or other gasoline-engines. Cnfde
offi .itself ckri-Be used to operate an engine. .'But a special kind, of engine
CmUstbe made for it, and this particular kind is .hot adaptedipr use in auto
mobiles. In the refining or distillation of 100 gallons, of crude oil the result is 7,6
gallons of illuminating oil or coal oil; 11 gallons of gasoline, ,benzfne and
gnaphtha, and 3 gallons of lubricating oil. This 'is by the ordinary process
;6f refinement. There are processes by -which a iarger percentage of. gaso
fline is obtained, "but it never amounts tofmorelhan"2D per cent b'f thetotal
quantity. ' . ' ,.
More than 150,000,000 gallons of gasoline were. .produced in this.'coun
Kry last year and.the substitute must equal that produclion".
. Alcohol, benzol, a product of coal tar 'secured from gas works and1 coke
ovens; and two or three forms of kerpsene'or petroleum products haye
pbeen tried and they have all,, as yet, been found. wanting in some respects.
e The ni'an -who invents the substitute will not be compelled to wait, for
crewards. In England there is a sum.Vf "$i00;000 awaiting this, fellow. That
Cis simply a prize for finding the-substitute, for the price of gasoline, , in
pEngland is .higher than it is in the United States and the demand fpr"a. sub
stitute there is even "greater than here. And the English have therefore'
ppledged themselves to give the inventor who succeeds, this sum, without any
preference Yd wfiat use he might .make of 'his .rights in his invention.'
; Therefore, there never was7a better -time qr opportunity 'to get rich
tthan'this present moment. Arid it is not always the man who has the
ofinest" equipment or the most money who succeeds in such a quest Re
mem'ber that the "Wright brothers, working inVthe back room of a . bicycle
cshop, found out the way to 'fly, after Langley had exhausted every known
. avenue of science and 'spent thousands of his own,-his iriends' 'and the'gov-
;enjment's money trying to" do the same thing. . ,
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c Customer Waiter? I jiotice that
Cthe servants in this establishment are,
forbidden to receive gratuities.
f "Waiter (solemnly) Sir, ever since
my earliest, childhood I have been
noted for my disobedience. 1 "broke
my mother's heart through ".it". !