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CRISP BANK NOTES.
WILL BE SUPPLANTED BY SOFT
AND VELVETY BILLS.
New Process to Be Employed by Gov
ernment Printing Bureau-
Some Interesting Par
The days of the crisp bank-note are
numbered. Instead of being crisp, the
money which the government bureau
of engraving and printing will hereafter
turn out will be soft and velvety, if
important experiments which are now
being conducted in the presence of
treasury officials for the purpose of
demonstrating the ad vantages of a novel
chemical treatment for paper prove
satisfactory. The result of the adoption
of the new secret process, says Geycr's
Stationer, will be to revolutionise a
portion of the work connected with the
printing of the paper money of the I'nin <1
States. Under the new process it will
takes just GO days' less time to manu
facture a bank-note than under the
present method. The chemical solu
tion not only renders the paper Boft
and velvety, but it also makes it non
shrinkable. By applying it to a Japan
ese napkin that article becomes as
soft and pliable as a tissue of silk.
The chemical preparation acts as an
antiseptic and preservative. When ap
plied to old documents it seems to
knit the fiber together and prevent fur
tlut decay. Under the present process
of printing paper money the paper has
to be thoroughly soaked in water.
While it is in this soaked condition", one
side of the paper is printed. The sheet
is then placed in a steam-room and
kept under a high temperature for 30
days, the time necessary for the ink to
dry. The sheet is again Boaked as in
the first instance and the reverse side
of the bill printed. The 30-day drying
process then has to be repeated. * In
cases where a third impression on the
bil is necessary, which is required when
the printing is done in two colora, the
wetting and drying process has to be
repeated for a third time, and another
month is thus consumed in its produc
tion. Besides the delay of this process,
thf> wetting and drying rot the fiber of
the paper, and although it is "starched"
to give it the crisp appearance, the
starch soon wears out and the bill be
comes limp and worn. In printing bills
on pappr that has been treated by the
new process no wetting is necessary.
The ink loses none of its luster when ap
plied to the paper, as under the old
process, and is thoroughly dry within 48
hours after the printing is done.
SMOOTHLY RUNNING WHEEL
It Went Around All Right Until the
Visitor Scraped His Heel
on the Floor.
"Yes," said the manager, as they
stood in awe before the great machine.
"It's perfect. See how smoothly it
runs, and remember the weight of that
fly-wheel, will you?" The great wheel,
20 feet in diameter, revolved noiseless
ly, the belt flapping, with an occasion
al jerk, as the joint came in sight.
says the Dallas (Tex.) News.
An oily person in blue cottonade
scowled at the visitors and continued
to pour oil into the little glass cups,
thick, yellow oil that seemed a most
satisfactory lubricant. As the party
turned one scratched his heel on the
iron-covered floor, and a weird shriek
rent the air. The person in blue leaped
in the air with his hair bristling. The
party, Including the manager, made
for the door. The only brave one was
the man who had caused the trouble.
Ho was interested.
The engineer poked his head into
the whirling belts and began to scat
"Cre-e-«-e-ak!" the visitor ran his
foot across the floor again. .
The engineer dodged back with af
frighted face and around the machine,
where he peeped Into every crevice.
"Ceme out!" called the manager.
"Something's about to break."
Again the engineer tore around the
great machine, dripping oil all over it.
The machine gave another creak, this
time a hollow groan, for the visitor
had miscalculated the force, and with
a howl the engineer threw off the belt,
and th« ponderous wheel slowly halt
"Well," said the engineer, "I'll be
hanged if I know what it is, but I got
to find out"
"Maybe it was my foot scraping the
floor," said the virttor, feeling a pity
"F\>ot nothin'," said the engineer,
rudely. "Th' machine's busted. If
people would only ten' to their busi
ness they'd get along better."
Then the visitor left, and the en
gineer began to unscrew all the nuts
and bolts, swearing enthusiastically
under his breath until such time as
the manager should be out of hearing.
Cure of Idiocy.
Cretinism, which is on# form of
idiocy, is curable, according to Prof,
yon Wagner, of Vienna. He has
treated 52 cases with thyroid gland
and finds improvement in body and
tnind in all cases, even when the pa
tients had passed the age of growth.
All improved in their power of speecn
and some of , the children were made
fit to attend school.
WHAT OAME OF A UTTER,
My Dear Aunt A'ate .
I tuust tell you the Rood news. Right
after receiving your letter, the day before
New \ ear's 1 started in with new resoin
tions on the first of the year. 1 wrote to
Dr. R. V. p ler ce, at Buffalo, N. V., as yon
requested me to do. I gave him all my
symptoms, which were that 1 was tired—
bo tired—all the time and did not care to
go anywhere, depressed and sad, and all
ambition gone, b kache and a drafted out
feeling, could not sleep, limbs feeling sore
and aching. I followed the doctor 1* advice
which he went to considerable pains to
make plain to me—to rest every day—a nap
after lunch—complete relaxation—cultivate
repose of mind, try not to worry, get (is
much outdoor air as possible, and prac
tice long, deep breathing, expanding the
lungs. Then fora uterine tonic, Dr. Pie rev's
Favorite Prescription, coupled with a wash
he told me of. I must say that after follow
ing his advice for four months I feel per
fectly cured and like a new woman.
Yours nffectionally, JBWBL,
Letters like the above are not unusual.
Mrs. Koomau, ofSjl Grant Aye., Schenectadv
N. V., says: "I continued with the medk-ine
until I had taken five Ixittles, also two rials of
the Tleasant Pellets,' and 1 wa» cured I al
ways recommend Dr. Piircc'l mediciuea to my
friends when they are not well."
"My daughter is in quite good health, thankl
to Dr. I'ierce's medicines. My winhes are th«t
all who are afflicted will try them and see what
good can be done for the sick," write!l Mrs
Elizabeth McConell, of Rochester, lud.
Send M one-cent stamps to Dr. R. V.
Fierce, Buffalo, N. V., for his Common
Sense Medical Adviser, 1008 pages.
The entire field of science,
nowhere has there been such
progress as in the Science
of Optics and the fitting of
Glasses. Our success in
this line is due, in a meas-
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brace every new meritorious
idea. We constantly seek
to originate new methods of
excellence that will in any
way aid us in the practice of
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