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PIANO TRUCK WORKS EASILY
Enable On Man ta Transport
Heavy Instrumsmt Without Appa
rent Effort Worked by Lever.
One man. unaided, cnn move a pi
ano about with ease If ho hns on of
the piano trucks designed by a WWv
conpln man. Tho truck comprise a
mipportlng frame with a big roiler
llvoted at tho bottom. Handle ex
tend from tho top t right angles end
ljavo braces to help bar the strain
upon thcrn. Across the framework
are two roller pads and at the bottom
are two metal rents. The roller on
which the wholo apparatus Is moved
is Itself movable on tho frame, and Is
adjusted by means of a lever operated
by a footploca. To move a plnno a
'won rolls tho truck up to tho in
strument and Inserts the melal rests
in tho small space between It and the
floor. II then shirts tho bottom
roller to the point where It will lent
support tho weight and by pulling
back on the truck lifts the other sldi
of the piano clear of tho floor, tho
Truck for Pianos.
leverage making this possible. Tho
Instrument can then be trundled to
-any point on the same floor level.
PEAT DEPOSITS IN THE U. S.
Estimated That I $40,000,000,000
Worth of Fuel In Section Extend
ing Across Country.
It has been estimated thnt tho
United States has $10,000,000,000
worth of peat deposits extending from
tho far east of Malno to the far north
west of Minnesota and tho Dakotas,
counting the dried peat at $3 a ton.
Time aud again tho United States
geological survey has Issued pamph
lets upon the subject of peat deposits
of the country, but It seems to be
characteristic of tho American not to
bother about an artificially manufac
tured fuel as long as he can buy mined
coal and devastate standing timber
which far better might be reserved for
other purposes than fuel. Some of the
richest peat deposits In the world aro
In tho neighborhood of Black lake In
St. Lawrence county, New York.
A foreign exchange, commenting up
on this laxness of the American people
In regard to a great natural resource,
says that for thirty years the Notla
Steel works In Sweden has been oper
ated with peat fuel, consuming an av
erage of 16.000 cubic yards of dry
kneaded pent yearly, and delivering
tho heat In the form of gas. In many
other countries ot Europe gas from
peat is a commodity. In a general
way, however, It Is pleaded for the
United States that manufacturing peat
Is unprofitable through tho high cost
of labor and tho competition with soft
coal from the mines. Several large
companies have made the attempt and
In European experiments a ton of
dried peat has been made to yield
forty-three gallons of alcohol when
treated with Biilphurlc acid and a
yeast. Aa a commercial alcohol it
costs about one-fourth that produced
from potatoes. Tar Is another product
Oil Paint Spray.
The oil paint spray has been so per
fected that It Is now possible to adjust
the stream from a fine point to a wide
spray covering many Inches. This ap
paratus is now coming Into favor for
decoration, and the finest effects are
secured by Its use. For stenciling It
Is possible to do work much more mi
nute th;in could bo accomplished with
tho use of tho brush, for a stencil of
this character will not last long under
epeated applications of the brush, no
iutter how carefully It Is done.
Pebble Industry 6tarted.
A new Industry Is being started at
Soaton, Enaland. At present a lsrg.
UHlness Is transacted In sea-worn
pebbles, which are Imported from the
French coast, and It Is hoped to cap
lure part of this trade. Trial orders
from several large users of tho peb
bles (ire on hand, and gangs of men
j:ro e; gaged In selecting the pebbles
from tho beach at Seuton and the
Wave Power Motor.
A. wave power motor that a Callfor
nian recently patented utilized the
horizontal motion of the water Instead
of the vertical, as usually Is the case
In tmh machines.
f'QV DRICX HAMMER CHILI
Dumbbell, Driven Back and Fort
Drlvee Tool Into Wall In Very
Short Space of Time,
An Ingenious drill designed partlo
iilurly for drilling holes In brick and
mortar for the Insertion of expansloa
bolts in the work of a Pennsylvania
mnn. This l especially useful Is
New Hammer Drill.
putting up telegraph and telephone
brackets, etc. Tho drill Is a long
Iron rod with a bit at ono end and i
hollow punch at tho other. A ham
mer, shaped like a dumbbell, slldoi
back and forth on ho rod, meeting ai
one end with a stop device and at
the other end tho oututanding head o.
the drill proper. To pierce brick oi
mortar the bit Is placed at the poln'
to bo entered and tho durubbell-lik
hammer driven rapidly back and fortl
along the rod. The impetus of iti
blows against the head of the drll.
will force the latter through the brlcl
In less than no time. It is said thai
a hole can be drilled through brick ll
one minute with this Implement.
HERMETIC SEAL FOR BOTTLES
Screw-Cork Is Excellent Device fo
Use on All Gaseous Beverages
Shown in Illustration.
The moment a bottle of wine o
other gaseous beverage has beet
opened, the contents commence to bi
affected by contact with the air, am
unles somo means bo provided b;
which tho bottle can be again hernial
Ically sealed, cannot be kept an;
length of time, says Popular Median
Ics. This device, the working of whlcl
Is clearly shown In the Illustrations
hermetically re-seals a bottle of an:
Hermetic Bottle Seal.
ordinary size. The disk at thi
bottom of the screw contains a rubbe
ring which is forced tightly downove
tho head of the bottom by turning tin
S9 NOTES O
Always make sure that calipers ar.
properly set before using them.
If the bottom cellar step be paintei
white it will save many a fall in th
Spain makes only about 40,000 ton:
of raper a year, half of It for the us
In Oermany bicycles aro now usee
almost exclusively by tho worklni
No two natious have tho same law
governing the handling and storage o
Tho motor of a new motorcyclo 1
carried within the rear wheel Insteai
of on the frame.
Mexico now .has a smokeless powde
factory with an annual capacity o
So soft Is freshly mined meerschaun
that it may be used as soap, giving ai
A German artist carries a portabb
house about with him on his autonio
bile on painting tours.
The safest way to destroy biuck gun
powder is to throw it into water
which will dissolve its saltpeter.
A machine to thoroughly dean col
fee beans and sort them into threi
sizes has been patented by a Coloradi
A portable vacuum cleaner brough
out In England also may bo used as i
seat, table, cabinet, music stool o:
A pistol so small that It may bi
held In tho mouth and discharged witl
tho teeth has been Invented by a Pel
About $57,000,000 worth of natura
gas was sold In the United States 'as
year, sn increase of about $2,00lv00i
worth over the production of tho yea
The produc tion of gold in the Unltee
States since 171S2, the earliest recon
available Is a little over $3,000,000.ooi
In value, or nearly one fourth of tin
total product since 1492.
Tho value of goat skins Imported li
1909 will alone amount to about $30,
000,000 out of the approximately $100,
000.000 representing the grand tota
of Imported hides and sklu ot a
(Coprilsb;, tun, br Aaaociatrd Litaruy tm.t
Jerome Dawson had spent tho
evening at tbo club. Not that Jerome
usually preferred the imoke-laden
air of the club lounge to tbo seclu
sion of his own small apartment, but
Mrs. Pawson bad a new maid, and
from experience Jerome knew that
when bis mother had a now maid she
could neither think nor talk of any
thing else. And as there was do
subject that bored Jerome quite so
much as a discussion of the various
shortcomings and peculiarities of his
mother's servants, he had decided to
be away from home this first evening
of the new regime.
Jerome had not Intended to stay
out late, but tho clock was striking
one when ho deftly turned the latch
key in bis front door. Ho was sur
prised to see a light in his mother's
"Jerome," whispered his mother,
with an air of alarm, as ho came Into
the ;oom, "she has real laco on her
Jeromo looked blankly at his
mother and then at tho clock. "Who
has real laoe and what of It?" he
"Sho has," whispered bis mother,
pointing In tho direction of tho kitch
en with its adjoining box of a
maid's room. "Kitty, the new maid.
I never look through their luggage,
but I do like to take a look at tho
room when they first come, Just to
boo that they are neat. That Is how
1 came to seo the real lace. Jerome,
you couldn't get that laco for three
dollars a yard. I am sure It was
"She probably had It given to her
by her last mistress." said Jerome
starting toward tho door.
"Walt, Jerome," went on Mrs. Daw
son, detaining him; "sho couldn't
have done that for she never had a
place before. The employment agent
said she had come straight from the
country, and I must say she is aw
fully green. She didn't know a thing
about tho dumb waiter and I don't
believe she ever used a carpet sweeper
before in ber life. I meant to speak
to you about ber, but you ran off to
tho club beforo I had a chance.
Didn't you think she had a strange
look, at dinner?"
"No," said Jerome, cot In the least
interested. "What are you afraid of,
mother?" he asked, anxious to closo
the discussion. "Think she stole the
"Heavens!" gasped Mrs. Dawson.
"Could she havo stolen it? To think
they could havo sent mo a girl like
that and all the old silver out!"
It was not until the next morning
nt breakfast that Jeromo again
thought of Kitty. His mother, as was
her custom, did not Join him at
breakfast, and from the top of his
paper Jerome eyed curiously the
traceful figure ministering to him.
Assuredly there was something un
usual about this girl. Was it tho
look of sadness or pensivenes3 about
tboso gentle eyes, or the sensitive
delicacy of tho mouth and chin?
So far in fact did Jerome's curi
osity lead him that he asked his
mother Impatiently that night if ehe
had found anything new about the
pretty Kitty. Hut Mrs. Dawson's
ssuplclons had subsided. She bad
asked about tho real laco and had
found out that it had been given to
her, at least that is what Mrs. Daw
son understood from what Kitty said.
She seemed embarrassed when Mrs.
Dawson asked about it, and was quite
Ignorant of tho value of the material.
"Sho Is not at all used to our way
of doing things," said Mrs. Dawson,
"but I think she will do very nicely."
Jerome Dawson was thirty, and a
man of more than ordinary good
sense, so when be found himself In
clined to linger over his breakfast,
and call for an extra cup of coffee.
Just to watch Kitty's graceful figure
and catch an occasional glimpse of
her eyes, he began to feel concern for
himself. What difference was It to
him. he asked himself, whether
Kitty's "Good morning, sir." showed
a touch of weariness?
lieforo many days had passed Je
romo felt a maudlin pity for the girl.
Sho must bo very lonesome, boxed up
In that littlo apartment kitchen. The
work sho had to do was heavy and
must, it occurred to him, overtax her
Ouo morning Jerome came Into the
dining-room a few minutes beforo his
accustomed breakfast hour, and bo
held tho dainty maid carrying the
somewhat clumsy coffee urn in from
"Let me take that," said Jeromo.
Impulsively, running upon tho startled
servant. "It is too heavy for you."
It. w a3 a piece of utter folly, ni Jerou e
realized tko moment ho had set the
urn on tho tablo in Its usual place,
md he felt additionally annoyed that
!io should have made such a fool of
himself beforo her. before Kitty, and
'.hose demuro eyes of hers.
lieforo this Jeromo had beep. In
clined to look with favor on Kitty,
jut now matters Blood at a different
:itch. He had been taking a fooltsb
interest In tho glii; ho had been
'hinklng about her by day and some
'.lines dreaming about her by 'night.
Therefore, with admirable logic, said
Jerome to himself, It was Kifty'a
fault, and Kitty would have to suffor,
fven If tho had to lose hor place for
u r cr ' i r; xr':i
About tbla time Mrs. Dawson ronde
strange discovery. Bho actually
found the maid reading French po
erty and, what was more, Kitty made
an attempt to hide the book at being
discovered. To be sure, French po
etry wasn't In Itself harmful, but
Mrs. Dawson was sure It augered HI.
Another suspicious symptom, eoupled
with Kitty's decided good looks and
charming manners, was that she had
positively no friends. Sho bud worked
for tho Dawsons for two weeks and
she had gone out only to take a short
wa!k in the park and on errands for
her mlBtress. i
"Really, you must help me out on
this," Mrs. Dawson said to her son,
"even If you aren't Interested. People
have had all sorts of anarchists and
nihilists and things In their housei
beforo now, and It should get Into Ibe
papers, I don't know whatever 1
That night Jeromo went homo with
deep-laid plans but. alas! Kitty had
left. She had told her mistress that
sho had been sent for from home,
and had left at once.
"Sho seemed so grateful to me,"
Mm. Daweon said. "I think sho was
qulto devoted to us.'N
Jerome was more distressed than
he liked to acknowledge to himself,
and was doubly annoyed at his moth
er for not having found out where
this strange domestic was going or
where she lived. Por weeks Jerome
was despondent and angry at himseir
for his absurd mood.
It was through one of those strange
coincidences that happen once In a
lifetime that Jerome was asked by
his cousin Nancy to a dinner party
given for the young woman who had
been her chum In college. He was
given the great honor of sitting be
side the distinguished Georglana Van
Arsdale, whose beauty, great wealth
and Independence made her the pride
of her classmates and the despair of
all tho men who met her. Jerome
was not sufficiently appreciative ot
this honor; in fact, his cousin's ex
aggerated description of Georgiana's
attractions had struck up within him
no great admiration.
He came late. Just in time to meet
his dinner partner before the party
went from the drawing-room to the
dining-room. After ho had seated
his partner he turned to bis left to
see tho famous Georglana. He gasped
There in all the splendor of the oc
casion, fairly dazzling -In beauty, sat
Kitty Kitty, with the same pensive,
For a second their eyes met and
there was a strange, pleading look In
the girl's face that almost unnerved
"Mr. Dawson and I have met Le
fore," said Georgluna, as she saw her
hostess' eyes upon her, "but I didn't
know he was your cousin."
Jeromo forgot Georglana and re
membered only Katy "Tell me." he
demanded, "where you have been.
Who are you?"
Georglana bent toward him and
spoke with her eyes cast down and
embarrassment in her voice.
"I was making an investigation.
1 I wanted to do some sociological
research work to find out for my
self what the conditions of the work
ing classes really aro. Every ono
knows I was doing some such In
vestigation, but of course, I didn't tell
a soul where I was. I Jthluk I will
work for a month In a department
store next "
Jerome set his mouth In grim de
cision. "Not if I know it." ho said.
"I don't approve of that sort of
"What difference does that make to
me?" asked Georglana with a teasing
toss of her head.
"I will show you," said Jerome
with a look that made the color come
into Georgiana's cheeks, "If I have to
go through fire te do it."
Jerome's task was easier than he
had expected, and. when a month
later Georglana Van Arsdale an
nounced her engagement to Nancy's
cousin, sho had promised never to
complete 'iier sociological investiga
tions. Properly Rebuked.
On one occasion an English, gentle
man called to seo Lord Westmoreland
on particular business. He was at
breakfast, and, receiving him with
bis usual urbanity, asked the object
of his visit. The gentleman said that
he felt somewhat aggrieved, as he had
brought an official letter of Introduc
tion to him from tho foreign cilice,
and, having learned that his lordship
bad given a great dinner tho night
before, was surprised and hurt at re
ceiving no invitation. Lord West
moreland exclaimed, with bis usual
heartiness: "liod bless we, sir, I am
really quite distressed. I think I re
ceived the letter of which you speak.
I will send for It." Accordingly, the
letter was brought to him, and, on
reading It, he s.Ud to tho stranger:
"Ah! I thought so. There, sir, is the
letter; but there Is no mention of din
ner In It." on which the gentlemaa
rose and backed o'lt of tho room In
Knlcke" Seven cities claimed
Mocker Probably after Inheritance
CAKED DEANS, COSTON STYLE
MetScd In Vogue In the "Modern
Athens" Seemingly Cannot
Be Improved On.
foston has given at lead on indis
pensable dish to the culinary depart
ment of every homo where good food
Is rellshfcd. Travelers have said that
there are beans and beans, but It re
mains for the Hub city to make of the
homely littlo vegetable a food fit for
the gods. To make baked beans aoak
one and one-half pints smalt white
beans over night In soft water. In
the m.irnlng drain and parboil, but
not enough to crush the benns. Place
In the bottom of a befn pt seve-'ul
sllcea of bacon (salt or frer.h pork),
then put in about half the beans, over
which sprinkle enlt, a henptng spoon
ful of brown sugar or New Orleans
molasses, then more slices of the
bacon. Over this place the rest of
the beans, with the aalt, sugar or
molasses, and bacon on top. Cover
with soft water, and bake at least
eight hours, though they ore better if
baked all dsy. Add soft water as
Haked beans seem incomplete If
served without brown bread. To make
this old fashioned delicacy tike ono
and one-half pints of sour milk, to
which ehould be added one cup of
baking molasses, and a scant tea
spoonful of soda. Foam separately,
then add four cups graham fiour, ono
teaspoonful salt. Put In one pound
baking powder cans, eteam two and
one-half hours and bake half hour.
Oil for Leather.
Leather furniture, especially when
placed near tho register, Is liable to
dry and crack. An excellent method
of keeping It from looking old and
(bowing cracks is to go over the leath
er with a soft rag dipped" tn olive oil
Rnd then going over the whole surface
again with a dry rag.
It Is not necessary to go over tho
leather mbre than once in three or
four months. Just enough to keep it
Chicago Chill Sauce.
One peck ripe tomatoes, peeled and
chopped fine, and drained as dry as
possibly; two cups chopped onions,
two cups chopped celery, two cups
sugar, half cup salt, four ounces white
mustard seed, one teaspoon ground
mace, one teasioon black pepper, one
teaspoon ground cinnamon, four green
peppers chopped fine, three pints vine
gar. Mix well and put In Jars, seal
and turn up.ide down over night.
Clean Coffee Pote.
Physicians claim that the unclean
coffee pot is one of tho worst menaces
:o health." Housewives often neglect to
keep the Inside of the coffee pot as
clean as the outside. The result Is a
decided loss in taste and aroma. The
lusldo of the pot should be cleansed
every day with powdered knif brick
ar fine sand. Then after a good scald
ing with boiling water pr it out for a
sun and air bath.
When cooking spinach cook in a
cheesecloth bag, easily lifted and
Pad tho ironing board on both
aides. Use one side for white goods;
tho other for colored.
A teaspoonful of glycerin added to
tho rinse water makes woolen blank
ets come out like new.
Clean the rust oft tho wire clothes
line with a woolen cloth dipped first
in kerosene, then in sand soap.
To insure finely-flavored coffee heat
the dry ground coffee before adding
Powdered magnesia will effectually
remove greasa stains.
Fabric Wall Papers.
Wall papers are Imitating alt sorts
of weaves and copying no end of an
tique designs. Among the fabrics there
ire denim, burlap, linen crashes, bas
ket cloths, chambrays, dimities, ba
tiste, muslin and the like. These come
plain or striped. These fabrics are
Bspeclully well combined for summer
homes with chlntx and cretonne pat
lorns and the old stencil motives. Of
papers In cretonne pattern, with the
ctual fabrics to match them, there is
a endless assortment. Two-toned all
pver leaf and flower designs on fabrte
grounds are among the new things.
Toast and butter four pieces f
Dread and lay in baking dish tcasso
ole), cover with a half pound of grat
td cheese, then make a cream sauce of
lutter, one tablespoon, one tablespoon
lour, eno and one-half cups of rich
n'.lk, salt, pepper, and dash of red
epper; pour over the toast and cheese
tnd bake about fifteen minutes.
A cotton flannel bag made with a
cMrretrlng at the top, and large
anough to cever the lower eud of the
jrooni, is excellent for sweeping hard
wood or painted floors. This save
scratching the floor. Moisten the ba
Tiny Chicken Plee.
Tq tuake Individual chicken pies,
line gem pana with pastry, leaving
trust enough td fold over a tuble
'.poonful of rich chicken. hau, and
Oak It In quick, ovan.
1 1 1 i i ., i
thai it fivi by Inipur, '.nif'r4riti.l
fciood or low, ran cl.wn cditin ( t'i
iratm, In b'trdennonie srui diwiurSnij.
Do not pi;t op wif.h it, tut take it xl'
Sara partita, which reniorn it a f v.hine,
"I bad that tirM frrlip, hud ro !
rti! nd uo umbitmn to ib anything-. A
lii'ni acJvijwd me to take I'.ini a Nipm
rarilla. I diJ ao, and aoon that ' tirmi
fowling was safl, I had a md anr-tit
and fi.'it rl. I lx?li-vft Hood's axvH tn
from a Ion lllneaa." Mrs. B. Jobnatm.
Wtfi..ld, N. J.
0t Hnnd'a ParRfrtlt tn.laT. Tn liquid
furm or la tablets calU Sorttttrtbe.
KNEW THEIR PLACE CF ABODE
Colored Witness CerUln that Princi
pals In Lawsuit Had Not Moved
From Hawkemvllle. .
Tha object of th mvlt was to deter
mine th ownei-shlp of a cow. On
of the witnesses was Abram Reese, a
colored man who had worked for the
plaintiff. "I wilt ak you, Mr. Reese."
eald the attorney for the defendant.
"If you were present when tba ex
change In question was consummat
ed?" "I didn't see nuffln o' dat. kind,
mlstuh." "Perhaps you don't under
stand me. Were you there) when the
trade waa made?" "Tea, auh; I wun
dah w'en Mist Hlbba done trade da
buggy for Mist' Simmons" cow."
"Wasn't there a different understand
ing between them at some later per
iod?" "Do unde'st&ndln' 'tween 'em
wui all right, suh." "I mean, Mr.
Reese, did tbey ever trade back?"
"Not aa I know, sua." "So far aa yoa
know, then, everything remains la
statu quo?" "No, auh," eaJd Abram.
with much posltlveness, "dey'a bofe of
'em still la HawkensTille." Touti's
Adelaide VThr. Cornelia, your htdr
Is all mussed up.
Cornelia Yes, dear; you you eee,
George stole up and snatched a dozen
kisses before I could scream.
Adelaide But why don't you at
In front of the mirror and rearrange
Cornelia Gracious! "Why, I wouldn't
do it for the world. Why, none of the
girls would believe ha kissed mo.
Politician and Preacher.
A politician In a western state, long
suspected of crookedness and noted
for his shifty ways, was finally In
dicted and tried. Tba Jury was out a
long time, but eventually acquitted
him. After the verdict was in and
the politician was leaving the court
room, a minister who had been In
part responsible for the Indictment
and trial, approached the politician
and said: "Well, my friend, you have
escaped; but you had a close shave.
I trust this will bo a warning to you
to lead a better l!fo and deal more
fairly with your fellow men."
"That may. be." the politician re
plied. "That may be; but I ain't
pledged to any one." Saturday Eve
The softest powder pu8 in the world
Isn't as agreeable to the touch of on
old maid's cheek as a two days' growth
May make a cake "fit for
the Queen, while another
only succeeds in making a
"pretty good cake from the
It's a, matter of skill I
People appreciate, who
have once tasted.
A delicious food made of
White Corn flaked and
toasted to a delicate, crisp
brown to the "Queen
Post Toasties ate served
direct from the package with
cream or milk, and sugw if
A breakfast favorite!
"The Memory Lingers"
Fatfuiat Cl Company, Lt,i,
UuU Cnck, KbJv.
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