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USING TELEPHONE IN MINES
Miners Qet Used to Racket and 8eem
to Have No Trouble In Con
versing Over Who.
With (ho extension ot the long dls
tanco telephone system as far west aa
Denver It. Is now possible to talk from
Chicago to (he bottom of some of to*
?deepest mines In tho Rockies.
At Idaho Springe, where the New
houflo tunnel has boea run under the
mountains for ovor threo miles to
connect a network of underground
workings, thorn Is a mlno now down
2,500 feet. Tins mine, like many
others, has Us own telephone system
wh(oh !s connect",' with iho ?urface
telephone lines. At the bottom of the
deepest ?haft, 2,500 feet under the
mountain, there Is now a telephone In
strument, and standing there In the
bowels of tho earth one can call up
Of course telephoning In a mlno
Isn't quite as easy as it is in a Bound
proof telophono boo(h, especially If
tho great drills are working. Never
(heless (ho miners got used to tho
rncko( and seem to havo no trouble
talking over tho telephone, though to
others It is almost impousiblo at first
They tried talking to Chicago last
summer, whon tho arrival of tho long
distance telophono causod nlmost as
big a sensation In Colorado as did
'the first railroads. It is a common oc
currence to talk with Denver, forty
miles awny, from somo of the sub
terranean workings in tho Rocky
Tho telephono Instruments In tho
mines nro specially constructed with
a vlow of protecting their dellcalo
parts from the dampness. At Idaho
Springs there is a regular telephone
system under one of the mountains
where there are over a hundred mines,
all of them tapped by an underground
railway through which the telephone
PORTABLE LAMPS ARE HANDY
Little Device Looking Much Like Taps
Measure Affords Convenient, Self
"Flexllyte." looking very much like
n tape measure enclosed In a leather
ease, la tho namo of (he device shown
Handy Portable Lamp.
which takes tho place of an exten
sion cord and light, says Popular
Electricity. Provided with an attach
ment plug, 15 feet of cord, a crank on
one side of the case for winding up
the cord and a standard socket in th
center on the other side, the equip*
ment. affords n convenient, self-sup*
ported light and an enclosure for the
An Alternating current of electricity
plunges back and forth through the
filament In an Incandescent lamp 120
times a second.
The famous Iloouae tunnol will ho
A new meter registers how long a
telephone Is used.
?An electric potato peeler for hotels
and restaurants revolves a container
with a roughened lining, which grinds
oiT the Hklns as tho potatoes are driven
against, it by centrifugal force.
Hardened steel dies aro produced by
electrolytic etching In a recently
patented Gorman process.
Liverpool claims to bo tho best light
ed city In the United Kingdom.
An alternating current of electricity
plunges hark and forth through tho fil
ament in an incandescent lamp 120
times a second
Water flowing from subterranean
streams of unknown depth Is used for
power In a novel hydroelectric plant
The British admiralty has developed
a system of wlroloss telegraphy for
The telegraph companlos of the Uni
ted States employ about 30,000 per
Germany In experimenting with glass
telephono poles, reinforced with wire.
Russia is planning the establish
ment of an extenslro system ot wire*
less telegraphy across Siberia and
probably also over Russia.
For felling trees with as little waste
a* possible a German inventor has de*
vised a machine which cuts through
their trunks by the friction of a steel
wire, driven at high speed by an elec
An eleotrlc motor of 10,000 horse
power Is being built In England for
use in a steel mill.
A pfece of red string, tied to the
positive wires In an Ignition system,,
will save time and trouble.
The addition of three per cent, of
silicon to the steel used tn telephone
receiver diaphragms Is said greatly to
increase the resistance.
The tungsten deposits In Washing
ton, which will be developed within
the next year, are said to be the H?h
est in the world.
HARNESS CLAMP VERY HANDY
Mender Will Be Found Useful on Farm
Where Odd Repairs Are Needed
?How It Is Made.
The accompanying drawing repre
sents n very handy harness mender,
useful on the farm when odd repairs
have to bo done, and any one who
can use n Haw and hammer cau make
It in a fow minutes. It is made of
lumber of tho dimensions Indicated In
the drawing. The clamp is tightened
by the worker sitting upon the seat,
which should extend at least two feet
from the clamps. The drawing shows
the device with a shorter seat than
that, li would doubtless he better to
have the seat extended to thrice the
length shown from the left of tho
clamps, and to havo the.basc extended
In n similar manner, so that the do
vice will not tip over too easily. The
loint at tho upper right hand corner
may be hinged with heavy wire run
through holes and twisted together un
derneath, or real strap hinges of iron
may bo attached.
CLOTHIER TRIES UNIQUE PLAN
Will Give Valuable Merchandise Free
to Readers of His Adver
lino's a unique plan adopted hy a
clothing merchant in a small Kansas
town, to bring about a more thorough
reading of the linn's advertisements.
"Here's a new stunt! Read every
word of it. It means Bomething for
you. Wo spend considerable money
in newspaper advertising and wo are
not sure that the number of pcoplo
read our ads who should. Now. we
have worked out this little scheme to
get you to read our ads and get the
benotit we tcU about in them. Here
is the scheme: We have l .00 j key
rings numbered consecutively from 1
to 1.00O. Wo nre going to give, one
of these to anyone who calls and asks
for one. We advertise every Thurs
day la tho papers. In each advertise
ment wo will print a number of one
of the key rings that Is held by some
one sad the person holding that num
ber of key ring will be given an ar
ticle of merchandise mentioned in the
ad. absolutely free. For Instance, you
call and get key ring No. 66; ^?>xt
Thursday In our ad you seo tb".i do.
56 gets a $26 suit If called for by Sat
urday. In addition to this we regis
ter evory ring given out and a lost
bunch of key - cut easily be found if
attached to one of our key rings. We
want you to read our ads and are
willing to pay you to do so. Oet a
ring and wr. , the gapers."
A Burglar's Awful Deed
may not paralyze a home so complete
ly as a mother's long illness. Hut Dr.
King's New Life Pills are a splendid
remedy for women. "They gave me
wonderful benefit In constipation and
female trouble." wrote Mrs. M. C. Dun
lap, of Leadill, Tenn. If ailing, try
them. 25c at Lau rims Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all State Courts,
prompt attention given to all business
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, S. C.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
J ASH. SULLIVAN
Attorney at Law
LAU RENS, S. C.
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Burns & Company's
GOING ON THIS MONTH AT THE
Big Bargains in Clothing-, Hats, Shoes, Dry Goods,
Millinery, Dress Skirts, Shirt Waist, Underwear,
Hosiery,Gloves, Laces,Ribbons, Embroidery,Corsets,
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Hooks, Needles, Pins, Key Chains,Combs, Brushes,
Chewing Gum, Candy, Tobacco, Cigaretts, Cigars,
Standard Patent Medicines, Notions and Racket Goods
We have very near everything you need and you will save 15
to 35 per cent of your money if you buy your Goods of (J. C. Burns
& Company) RED IRON RACKET, the House that Sells Same
Goods for Less Money.
Don't spend a red cent until you get to the Red Iron Racket.
You dont have to run around looking for bargains here. Our bar
gains are so plentiful they will be looking at you everyway you
turn. Come! Bring the Whole Family and let us show you
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J. C. Burns & Co.
The Cheapest House on Earth
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210 West Laurens Street.
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