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POLE RAISING MACHINE
Dispenses With the Services of Several
Ever since there iinuo l!:e invcs-ity
fur tin' use of pole to curry elcctri.'
Mires the liH'tlinils imiKiii'il la tTccf iiij;
tlicni li.ive lieen about llit s:ime. Tim
modus ojienmdl is Koinetliiu like this:
The Imie Is du to (he desired dejiili
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rcLE-ItAISINd ATTAR ATUS.
nnd the pole rolled over until the
lower end of it overhangs the trench.
Then the services of numerous sturdy
men armed with a variety of ap
pliances are called into play and grad
winy ana lanonousiy me poie ;s
A polo-raising apparatus Is now made
for this work, and its chief claim of
merit .s that it dispenses with the
services of several of the members of
the "gang" formerly required for the
"work of elevating the stick. These
men had little to do except during the
actual operation of raising the pole
During all the time of the prepara
tion of the hole they sat idly around,
as there were no means or employing
them. This made thein rather expen
sive employes, although they represent
an inferior class of labor. According
to the American Electric-inn this ma
chine consists of an A-frame, carry
lug a wooden telescoping beam, to
get her with means for raising and
lowering the beam with relation to the
frame; in brief, the apparatus is a
mechanically-actuated pike pole. The
telescoping pike carries a sheave at its
lower end, but at right angles to the
lower one.- At the extreme upper end
is the usual spike, flanked by a toothed
arm on each side, the function of the
arms being, of course, to embrace the
pole and prevent its slipping off the
point of th? pike. A rope or cable is
Beeurcd at one end to the left-hand
leg by the A-frame, passes down
I POLE BEING RAISED B5T MACHINE.
around the sheave at the lower end of
the pike pole, and up over a simi'.a
sheave near the upper end of the right
hand .end of the A-frame, whence.
goes to a winch or "crab" mounte
on the frame. It is obvious that turn
ing the handle of the crab in th
proper direction will wind up the rope
or cable on the drum and raise the
The method of usage is as follows:
Tlie rope shown passing over the up
per sheave in the pike is tied in a
loop around the end of the pole lying
flat on the ground, and the. pole is
raised by the machine until a "dead
man" can be got under it. Then the
machine is shifted toward the base and
a new hold is taken, this time by the
pike and the embracing arms.
Law by Telephone,
In Ontario a man summoned for a
"breach of the law, and being unable
to appear in court, telephoned admit
ting his t-'uilt, and was fined a dollar
and costs through the same medium.
Anv fool can make money, but it
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lakes a wise man to spend It.
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A PORTABLE FORGE.
Designed to Be Shipped From Point to
Point Wherever It is Desired.
portable fotve designed for Hi':
use or eonstruction tirnis Avlucli nro
.illed upon to do worli lit different
l:ices In shown In the wconnituiylii''
nt s. which are tsiken from an Kng-
Ah It hiis no bellows It Is not nffect-
il ny moisture or extreme neat or
old, nnd Is therefore suited for nil
liniates. An elht-inch fan operated
iy a treadle supplies t no necessary'
draught. The hearth and pan arc
made of asbestos, especially treated
TORTAELE FOBQE, OrEN.
to withstand the wear and tear. In
order to secure the greatest economy
of room during transportation the
hood is made so that it folds down
over the forge, inclosing and protecting
it almost as thoroughly as if it were
boxed. In case of breakage it is said
that the forge can be readily repaired
by any workman. The fan is very
easily removed for cleaning or other
PORTABLE FOBGE. CLOSED.
is the invention
of John Bauer.
A Giant Wrench.
A drop forging manufacturer, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., has just placed on the
market what is supposed to be the
largest drop-forging wrench ever made.
MAMMOTH ANGLE WEENCH.
It is shown in the accompanying cut.
This particular 'wrench weighs 1-10
pounds, is fifty-nine inches long, ha?
an opening cf seven and five-eighth
inches to take a nut for a five-inch
bolt, and is master of a line of fifteen
degree ??g!e tools originated by the
firm for th? purpose of adjusting tee
nuts on bolts of mammoth engines.
In contrast with this immense tool is
the smallest of the series, w&'ghiug
but one-eighth ounce, ov 12S to the
HOT DISH WIUNKLE.
Asbestos Mat to Cover Table Permit'
Free Disposition, of Dishes.
The asbestos pad for dining tables
will be hailed with joy by all house
wives, as it (ills a long felt want. It
(lo3 Its work so effectually. Is so crn-
venient. and, being under the table
clotii. Is hidden entirely from view.
Small asbestos table mats, placed n
ASBESTOS DININ'3 TABLE PAD.
top of the table cloth and then covered
with a doyley, are quite familiar, but
this pad covering the entire top of
the table is a great improvement, as it
insures absolute protection for the ton
of the table, yet allows any and all
dishes to be placed on any part of
the table with perfect safety.
It is covered Avith white coiton flan
nel, thereby serving as a silence cloth
also; it is flexible, light, easily cleaned,
neatly bound, and, as may be seen
from the accompanying sketches,
when not in use may be neatly folded,
and put away. The slips, as illus-
IN SLIP WHEN NOT IN USE.
trated, that come for holding them
when not in use, may be had for
twenty-flve cents each. The pad, when
open, covers the entire top of the
table, but does not hang over, and
comes in the standard sizes to tit any
size table, round, square or oblong.
Special sizes may be had to order. The
ordinary sizes range in price from live
to six and a half dollars.
A Shell ou a Trolley.
The ingenious device shown in the
accompanying illustration is tue in
vention of a British gunner. The
chi?f advantage of the invention ia
that a shell can be hoisted from the
lighter, run along a wire pendant and
lowered by one man to the department
set apart for the purpose, thus saving
much manual labor. The apparatus
shown, the use of which is obviously
not restricted to the handling of am
munition, was made by the chief arm
orer at Malta.
Novel Life-Saving Device. (
A novel and extremely simple life-
savnig device has been inevuted by
M. George Broussel. It is a sort of
automatic folding buoy, and is formed
merely of two boards of wood, which
are joined together in the centre. Iu
ordinary weather it can be used as a
seat on board a vessel, and when there
is danger of shipwreck it is thrown
overboard, when it opens and forms a
sort of raft.
The girl whose
with diamonds is
fingers are loaded
fond cf wringing
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l'r i-diri In n A 111 lor On
I'. ill N rl I'or Th ; n
lul l ,i of t win.
f an estate i.'.'fd
ii.iHMi, make n very
b!e:n, ',liich the 1
robnte Cnrt of
called Upon to
the district has been
The mother of the lwins was twice
married and left tluco children by her
first husband. She died In t sunnier,
when the twins were about two
months old. The three children by her
lirsl. husband are also living.
By her will, made a few months be
fore her death, the mother of the twins
left her estate, consisting of real and
personal property, to her children by
her first husband. Provision was made,
however, that In the event another
child was born to her It should be en
titled to one-fourth Interest l:i her per
sonal esttite, which is stated to bo
worth about !?1 l').(KM).
Now the question arises which of the
twins will be entitled to the one-folirt h
interest in the personal estate, and
vhat will be the share of the other,
dr. again, will the one-fourth Interest
be divided equally between the twins,
or will one be entitled to a one-fourth
Interest, as provided in the will, and
the other to a one-fifth interest of the
remaining three-fourths of the personal
property. Then, again, in the event
that it is determined that only one
of the 'wins is eititled to Inherit the
one-fourth, which will it be?
Soon after the will of the mother of
the twins was filed in th ofiice of the
Itcfister of Wills guardians r.d litem
were appointed for the children by
the first husband, nnd also for the
twine Washington Times.
No perfection without pain,
rrolicier.ey needs no parade.
A hard heart is apt to be brittle.
A parasite makes a poor partner,
lie works best who worries least.
Service is the first sign of freedom.
Love flows over the lines of liking.
A blessing nhused becomes a bane.
Brightest hopes dawn on darkest
Endeavor counts for more than es
says. The greatest fault oZ all is to be con
scious of no fault.
Straight running makes better speed
than the swiftest circling.
No amount of pruning ever made
peaches grow on feuca posts.
The greater a man's treasure the
less he will complain of his taxes.
Pride and ignorance are the babes
thai help cue another to get lost.
An Estimate of Rhodes.
Archibald C'olquhoun, author of the
"Mastery of the Pacific," who served
under Cecil Khodes and knew him
"So much has been written on the
subject by people who either knew
little about him or were not in a po
sition to express unprejudiced opinions,
that there is nearly as much obscurity
round this great modern statesman as
about Mary Queen of Scots or even
Napoleon Bonaparte. Where is the
real man in all this tangle of fulsome
praise or wholesale denunciation'.' We
cau at once dismiss the idea that he
was either an archangel or a demon,
a great Elizabethan statesman, a sim
ple Euglili gentleman, or an unscrupu
"When a man becomes a millionaire
it is usually safe to suppose that
money-making plays a great part in
his life. Cecil Knodes profoundly be
lieved in money; until he had made
it he believed he was powerless to
carry through the great scheme he had
evolved. Money to him meant power,
but for the mere accumulation of shek
els, or the pleasures and splendors
which gold could huy, he cared noth
ing." New York Sun.
A Watch a Compaii,
Srrprisingly few people can tell the
cardinal points of the compass when
in a strange district, even by stoppin
to think about it; yet there is a very
simple way of ascertaining, providing
you have a watch along.
Point the hour hand to the sun, and
the south is exactly half way between
the hour and the figure XII on the
watch. For instance, suppose it is
4 o'clock. Point the hand indicating
IV to the sun and II on the watch is
exactly south. Suppose it is S o'clock,
point the hand indicating VIII to the
sun, and the figure X on the watch is
It is hardly cecessary to add tht
Watch must mark the correct time.
The announcement that 217 lots from
the library of the late Earl of Oxford
were to come under the hammer at
Mess-s. Sotheby's the other day. says
the Westminster Gazette, .recalls the
st cry of a famous deal by a former
Earl of Oxford. He picked up the
Bible of Gibbons, the historian, in
Lausanne for five francs, and after
wards sold it in the Traveler:? Club
Killed a HI Llira Wclf.
'I 'll" birr st wolf Mory of the f
son roi'vs from JS.HIi.ki coi.niy, N. p.,
where 0. W. .!ye n v u th" hnky .ny
tor. Lupus In il ls :us in imported t )
tave been f-(n f. c t ana tin Inches
from his no to the Up of hh tall,
end to have weir.hej JCS j-onn l.t J, ad.
lis had b' en n lonr, time o.Ti n;!or a;il
Mr. Mycn ha-1 for years male a
MandlnK ofTcr o! JT.O for hh rapture.
It ia esalniRted that ho h.n killed
13,000 worth of Hex-It. Within tha
last few months ho hai killed a num
ber of full-grown catMo on Mr. Myers
ranch. The hide wa tannJ an J will
he retained aa a souvenir. KL Paul
A New Typewriter.
RiMnntNU clulm that the noH mnU hyiin
ordinary typew riter teieis to emeu) mirvous
tiens. A (li-niiiiii Inventor tow thrfoM per
fects! oim that in operatod tv nlr pr-Mur
on th keyboard, which los away with tin
nolne. TImth Is a mu'h better and lss ex
pen.!v way to prevent ihtvousucms, and
that Is by lining Jlostetter's Ktonmeh bitters.
It aids tlirfxHilon, promote sound Wp,
fteadics tie) nerveg aud cures (ndlevitloii'
flatulency, eo-istiiiation and malaria, fevtfr
and ague. Tryabottl..
It isn't alw.irg true that he who hesi
tates is lost. At an auction dale lie who
hes.tatti mar nave.
" I suffered terribly and was ex
tremely weak for 12 years. The
doctors said my blood was all
turning to water. At last I tried
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and was soon
feeling all riajht a,",ain."
Mrs. J. W. Fiala, Hadlyme, Ct.
No matter how long you
have been ill, nor how
poorly you may be today,
Ayer's Sarsaparilla is the
best medicine you can
take for purifying and en
riching tne blood.
Don t doubt t, put your
whole trust in it, throw
away everything else.
$1.00 bottle. All tmilrt.
A'a yout doctor wbat ha thlnki of Ayer's
Snraiftrilla. lit knowiall about tills grand
old family mtdldno. i'ullow his d vie and
wo will be latWSed.
J. C. ATB2 CO., l,OT;ell, Mass.
Genntne stamped C C C. Never sold in bollc.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
'something just as food." '
W. L. JJoualiu Shorn
maite nf the hr$t tmpoi-ttd
ami American Iratnert,
inrlaiiing Patent Corona
Ant, Corona Volt ana
Fit Color ErlU IHd
joticenHrwe of sales .
1 ,566,720 Pain.
Buiintss More Thmn
l)oublel in 4 JVarj.
TjVDn more than a quarter
- of a century the repu
tation of W. L. Douglas'
Shoos for style, comfort,
ami wear has excelled nil
other wakea. Uhey ino
worn by more niculu ull
itations of life than Bi.y
other make, because they
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every way equal $5.00 nnd
$8.00 shoes. They are the
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This is the reason; AV. L.
Iouglas makes and cells
more men's J.1.50 mid ,?3.(;0
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manufacturers. A triyl
wilt convince you they are
the best In the world.
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