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?OLD BY ALL DRUGQI3TS AT S1.00 PCR BOTTLE.
A NEW BICYCLE.
The Ingenious Invention of a Young
The Philadelphia Public Ledger says:
An [invention which, in the opinion of
the Commissioner of Patents,army oflicers
find the limited fi w who have seen it,
?will revolutionize the bicycle, has just
come to light, though it has been perfect?
ed for some little time and patents
secured by the inventor in every country
issuing such papers The inventor is
Harry IL Collins, of South Bethlehem,
Pa., a young machinist, who, until two
5'ears ago, was in charge of the largest
and most important machine in the
ordnance department of the Bethlehem
Iron Works, which makes the guns for
the Government, and who is a thoroughly
Over two years ago Mr. Collins, who
is an enthusiastic bicyclist, while out rid?
ing one Sunday afternoon, had the tire of
his wheel punctured, and was compelled
to w?lk ten miles over roimh country
roads to get back home. That experi?
ence set Mr. Collios' iuveutlve brain to
work to evolve an Idea for a bicycle
which would not break down and leave
the 4iider stranded in the country far
av?ny from railroad stations.
At first be thought of a tire that
would not puncture, but could not evolve
any new ideas in that direction. Finally
Mr. Collins hit upon the idea which he
has now patented and which, as ?tated
before, promises to revolutionize the con?
struction of bicycles. It rook Mr. Collins
considerable time to perfect his plans,
which aro worked out on a scientific
basis, and for which the Government has
granted him seventeen patents, the same
number of patents having been taken out
in England, Germany, France, Canada
and other countries.
Mr. Collins has been quietly working
on his invention in a little shop in South
Bethlehem for over two yeais, and, bar?
ring his fatber-'n-biw and four 01 five
friends, no one knew anything about his
having invented a new bicycle. As soon
as his patents had been granted General
Miles asked Mr. Collins to build hint ten
machines for trial by Uncle Sam's
soldiers, nod the District of Columbia
authorities placed an order for a number
of wheels to be used by the police. Mr.
Collins, oot yet having formed a stock
company, and not being ready to put the
product of his brain on the market, has
been forced to turn down these orders, as,
for instance, he was compelled to turn
down an order from the New York
Athletic Club for 100 wheels of bis make.
General Miles' request has been granted,
but Mr. Collius is not in n position at
present to receive orders fr?.in any oue
else, as bis stock company, which is prac?
tically formed, in not jet incorporated;
n factory must first be built, a site for
the same chosen, and machinery, on
which he is now working, constructed
for ttio purpose of turning out this
Mr. Collins, by the way, has received
offers for his patents which would make
him a rich nn?u were ho to accept them,
but ho says he will not sell at any figure.
A Cleveland, O., concern has tried tu copy
his ideas, hut its application for piitimts
was rejected by the patent ollico, and now
it is trying to purchase Mr. Collins'
papers, but as stated before he says under
no consideiation will be sell. A number
of wealthy citizens of Bethlehem have
ottered to furnish Mr. Collins with the
necessary capital to start a factory, while
the boards of trade of Al'eutown, Say re,
! Newark, N. J., and other places have
made similar offers. While these offers
of free factory 'sites, capital, etc., are
pouring in upon Mr. Collins, the young
inventor is in no hurry to accept any of
them, but says he will take his time in
making preparations to go into tbo busi?
ness of manufactuiing his newly invented
Last Thursday afternoon Mi. Collins
gave the lirst private exhibition of his
new wheel to about a dozen gentlemen
invited by him to witness it, the party
consisting of two from Washington, two
from Philadelphia, and a representative
of the Public Ledger, the rest being from
Bethlehem. After explaining his inven?
tion to the party in his little workshop,
showiug them every piece of 'mechanism
used in the construction of the new
bicycle, Mr. Collins took them out on an
cpeu lot and demonstrated to every one s
satisfaction that bo has awheel which
cannot be broken down while being ridden
uo matter boh- roughly used. Mr. Boyd,
an instructor of Tiding at tbo Columbia
Biding Academy, Washington, D. C,
mounted '.the wheel, with instructions to
ride recklessly over deep ditches in that
lot, large rocks, logs, broken glass, etc.
The lot is a dumping ground and about
as rough a place for cycling as can be
Imagined. At first Mr. Hoyd was timid,
beiug afraid of taking "headers," but
being assured by Mr. Collins that he
co"*lc not take a header on bis machine,
tbo Washington rider put on speed and
went over every obstasle and obstruction
Ina manner that was perfectly amazing.
This may seem like an exaggeration
to the render, but li is not. One of the
ditches crosseu halt a dozen times by Mr.
Boyd was 21 inches deep, and a log he
went over three times in succession meas?
ured 8 inches in diameter. Ho likewise
went over ash piles and rocks almost as
easily as if he were riding over a street
paved with Belgian "clocks. In going
over these obstacles the rider rocked
easily m bis saddle and tbete was no
jolting or jarring 'which even threatened
to throw him headlong over the handle
bars, but which he expected would
happen to him every time he went over
one. Mr. Boyd is a heavy man, weigh?
ing ISO pounds, while the wheel he used
so roughly only weighed 21 pounds. The
exhibition closed with Mr. Collins re?
questing any one in the party to mount
U>e wheel and ride it at full speed against
a brick wall, guaranteeing it could not
be broken, but no one bad the temerity
to accept the challeuge, even Mr. Boyd
declining, for fear the sudden stop might
throw him and cause his head to ^collide
with the side of the house. It was cer?
tainly a meat marvelous exhibition of
durability and strength in a bicycle, and
Mr. Collins fully demonstrated to every
one's satisfaction everything he claims
for his newly invented wheel.
Now for a nrief and incomplete descrip?
tion of this bicycle: The pneumatic, tire,
so to speak, is In the hub of the wheel.
The tire itself is of solid rubber, so
that it Is not puncturi ble. This tiro is
not cemented to the rim, but it is sliced
on the inside, so that it fits snugly in
grooves cut into the wood. It cannot
possibly become loose, shift or tear off,
and once on it stays on until worn cut,
which the Inventor says it won't do inside
of two years, no matter how much used.
The wooden rim, also invented by Mr.
Collins, is a marvel of construction. It
consists of three kinds of wood, in three
sections, so spliced together that you
cannot tell where the said pieces are
joined. Mr. Collins takes one of these
riins without any wire stringing to them,
and asks two persons to throw their full
weight on it, without scarcely nuking
any impression on !t.
The spokes are of u material which can
be beat an?' twisted and tied int? knots
like twine without break'ng?ln*faot,they
cannot bo broken. Mr. Collins ulso ha?
a new way of stringing his wheel, so that
the pressure and weight are never on less
than four spokes at tbo same time. All
these ideas and parts of mechanism are
included in the seventeen patents grant?
ed to Mr. Collins.
' -The main Invention, however, consists
of the pneumatic hub. Around the axte,
protected by steel thimbles, so that there
is absolutely no wear on the rubber, is a
pneumatic tube, blwwu up the K?me as
pneumatic tires. This tuba is eucased in
a nickle-steel frame, to which the spokes
are attached. The frame, hanging on
these inflated hubs, causes the rider to
rock easily, as though ho weto sitting in
a swing. There is consequently tho least
possible vibration, jarring and jolting.
In running up against a ditoh or curb?
stone, for instance, as ilid Mr. Uoyd last
Thursday, the pressure of the frame for?
ward is against this inflated tubo in both
hubs, so that it simply springs niul
swings, as it were, instead of jolts,which
is the reason it does not throw tho r'der
over the handle bars. Hssides milking
riding easy, it save.-, tho frame from being
snapped at the joints or broken by jar?
Mr. Collins has half a dozen or more
patents on parts of this hub. One for
instance is the case holding tho ball-bear?
ings: another is a cap to the nut hoiding
the oil s-o that a machine ridden every
day would only need oiliog once a year.
This, therefore, does away with an oil
can in the saddle atitl cement, plugs and
other appliances carried to mend punc?
The pneumatic tube in the hub is so
well protected that there is absolutely no
wear on it; hence it catiit t become out of
order and will last about thrne years?as
lj?ir as rubber will last before it becomes
bard and crumbles up. In other words,
a tube will last just as long in this hub
as it would hanging up against a wall,
exposed to the air, without being used.
Among the many advantages claimed
by Mr. Collins for bis wheel are strength
and durability and easy ridding. The
nar-ow, solid tire does not spread out,
consequently there is that much less
grouud resistance and correspondingly
easier pedaling. General Miles gives as a
reason why he wants this wheel for the
army that it will not break down, and
that it has" non-puncturable tires. "The
wheel with a puucturable tire," General
Miles is quoted as saying, "is not adapt
e'1 for tbo army. Why, all the enemy
would have to do to stop a 'orward move
by the bicycle corps would bo for it to
scatter carpet tacks along the road and
all would blow up." The same reasoc
is advanced I y the District of Columbia
authorities in their request to Mr. Col?
lins to turn them out a lot of h's ma?
chines for their police as soon as possible.
This description of Mr. Collins' inven?
tion is necessarily incomplete, but will,
no doubt, suffice to give the public, es?
pecially the cycle world, an idea of what
the new wheel, which everybody who has
seen or board of it belie\es will revolu?
tionize the Licycle, is like.
SOMETHING TO DEPEND OX.
Mr. James Jones, of the drug firm of
Jones Son, Cowden, 111., in speaking
of Dr. King's New Discovery, says that
last, winter ids wife was attacked with
LnGrlpppe, and her case "rew so serious
that physicians at Cowden and Pann
could do nothing for her. It seemed to
deveop into hasty consumption. Having
Dr. King's New Discovery in store, and
selling lots of it, he took a bottle home,
anil to the surprise of all she began to get
better from first dose, and half dozen
dollar bottles cured her sound and well.
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump?
tion, Coughs and Colds is guaranteed to
do tliis good work. Try it. Free trial
bottles at, Massie's Pharmacy, 109 Jeffer?
ANOTHER FRESH LOT of old fash?
ioned Marshmallows just , received.
1-pound box 40c; 2-pountl box, 7">c; 8
pound box, $1; 5 pound box, $1.50. At
How to Attain It,"
A Wonderful \Now
Medical Hook, wrltton
for Men Only. One
copy may bo lind f reo,
sealed, in plain envoi
ope, on application.
ERIE MEDICAL CO.,
64 Niagara St.,
BUFFALO. N. Y.
EDWARD JETER, REPORTER.
Mrs. W. T.eo Rrand and children have
gone on a visit to friends in Pennsyl?
Ci.pt. T. H. Arnold, who has been vis?
iting 15 C. Stearnes, left yesterday for
Memphis, Tenn., and after arriving at
Bristol returned to .Salem, on account of
the yellow fever "care in the South.
Yest erday morning your reporter stated
that the Republican .'committee of Roa
noke county had issued a call for a meet?
ing on Saturday at the courthouse to
name delegates to the convention which
meets at Lynch burg. This was a mistake,
as the call is sinned by Republican citi?
zens, and not l>v the county committee,
who have declared against any such
Thos. I. Preston and 'laughter have
uono on a visit to Bedford City.
L. W. Wise, a former Salemite, with
many friends here, and his wife are stop
ping at Hotel Salem.
Miss E(lie Wink Gunn, of Yinton,
daughter of Squire Guuc, will be united
in marriage to day to the Rev. Frank E.
Bobbins, of Beaumont, Tc-x., al the home
of the bride.
Mrs. Nathaniel Johnson and family, ol
West Salem, have moved into tho Luthe?
ran parsonage on High street and Mrs.
Minnican, of West Salem, has moved
int> the Johnson home.
Rrv. Coke Smith, oue of the Smith's
ureatest divines, will to-nieht deliver his
famous lecture, "A Model Match," at
the Methodist Church,under the auspices
of the Epworth League. An admission
fee of 15 cents will he charged. It is to
be hoped that a large crowd will greet
the dist'ligulshed preacher.
In tue case of the ccrhtnonwealth vs.
James W. Wert/., charged with the se?
duction of his wile's sister, the following
venire was summoned: .1. H. Peck, W.
B. Bauks, ,Tno. A. Munlock, Emory
Frantz, Henry Steven*, Jno. S. Wood
rum, Lewis l'ace, .1. G. Hannah, Q. \Y.
Payne, F. .1. Garst. .1. W. Whltesell, G.
W. "Parrish, James Farrow, W. G. B.
Gwaltney nnd G. T. Shanks. Jacob
Wertz and Amanda Wert y. were his secu?
rities, and he was solemnly called, but
came not, therefore it was ordered that
the writ of sclre facias lie entered ngalnft
the said .James W. Wertz and his said
securities. Jacob Wertz and Amanda
Wertz, r"turuable here on the lirst day -if
our next term to show if anything for
themselves they have or can say why ex?
ecution should not issue against them
for tho amount set forth in the recogni
zance. The prisoner, who was bailed in
the sum of $700, folded himself like an
umbrella and scooted.
Outside of a few road cases there was
nothing of any public interest done in
The hz- /? - .
rlmilo jS^tr -is CB
METROPOLITAN for October now in
at Jack's News Depot.
( AT MONEY-SAVING PRICES.
We're closing out the remainder of our Negligee
Shirts in Madras and Percales at less than cost. See
our window display. 50c and 75c Shirts at 40c.
FiNE PERCALE, WITH TWO COLLARS. 60c,
FINE MADRAS, WITH COLLARS AND
CUFFS, AT 75c, WORTH ?1.25.
MORE hats and caps than you'll see
in any two stores in the city. Don't believe it? Well,
come and sec. All this season's styles. Newest
Shape Derbies, #1 t<> $3. Latest in Soft Crushers
from 50c to $3. Caps for Men and Hoys, 10c to 75c.
.Just received, two cases of
Men's Black and Tan Seamless Hose
that are the greatest value we ever offered at 10c, or
three pairs for 25c. A better one at 15c, or two pairs
for 25 c.
We're receiving our FALL STOCK OF MEN'S
AND LOYS' CLOTHING. Von save from 30 to 50
per cent, buying from
THE OLD RELIABLE
Philadelphia One-Price Clothing fionse.
UNSURPASSED FOR EATIHC. DRIHKIHGaCOOKIHS.
o c a ve ri < ? i m 1 '-.v.-./;
THE GOOD TIME COMING.?There's an indefinite something in the atmosphere just now that suggests FALL. The sunshine seems as sultry, but the shade contains a
nameless chill. Nature is sending forth her heralds, and soon the woods will blazon forth the story which the shadows now but faintly suggest. Our show rooms this week will re?
mind one that we are not behind the times. SEE THE NEW FABRICS.
NOVELTY DRESS GOODS.
Many offered for the first
time to-morrow. Their diver?
sity, novelty and purse-saving
features cannot fail to charm.
No such line of Colored and
Black Dress Fabrics has ever
been attempted liefere. The
assortment is endless.
Sec our great lines of the
latest Novelties in 36-inches
wide A11-Wool Fabrics at 25c
At 39c newest things in the
Tufted Effect, to be very pop?
ular this season. Great range
At 50c, 59c and 75c more
than 100 styles of the very
latest and most seasonable nov?
elties. Every conceivable com?
bination of shadings.
Covert Cloths in half a doz?
en or more grades, weights,
and weaves. These are very
popular. You will like them
at the very low price we are of?
Coverts at 29c, 50c, 75c,
85c and $1.00.
Two very strong lines of
Broadcloth at 75c and $1. 'All
the newest lines in popular
Every day brings us new
goods in this department. A
little early buying will mean
an immense advantage to you.
10 pieces of heavy Satin
Brocade Gros Grain Black Silk,
usual 88c kind, for.?Qc
5 pieces Peaude Soie, never
less than $1, now.75C
5 pieces heavy quality All
Silk Black Armure in tin- neat
seed effects. Instead of #1,
10 pieces High-Clas9 Novel?
ty Brocade Silk in all the
new changeable combinations,
usually $1, now.75c
50 styles or more of the
swell things in Novelty Silk in
Roman Stripes, Checks, Plaids,
Changeable, etc., "now all
the rage," ranging in price
from.h.....69c to $1.50
Descriptions are impossible.
Visit the department, and see
this great array of Silks.
Everything new and sugges?
tive for Fall Dressing Sacks
ami House Dresses can be
50 pieces New Red Calico
Prints, in large and small
plaids and Polka dots.4c
'M) pieces Rob Roy Plaids,
very latest effects.| j g
50 pieces Garner's Best Tur?
key lied Cali'-o.5C
100 pieces best Black and
White and Silver Grey .Mourn?
25 pieces Double-Face Out?
ings, the newest colors, beauti?
ful designs......|2 |-2C
New Outing, suitable for
Fall Wear.-R 3>4c
50 pieces Russian Fleeced
Doniets, newest patterns... | Qq
25 pieces Fleeced Outings in
NEW PtRCAtFS?Just the
thing for Fall 'Wear. They
include Checks, Plaids, Min?
gled Goods and Roman Stripes
36-inch Percales, best grade,
New Shirtings in Light and
Dark Colors...'.. /.7c
We've just received 25 pieces
newest effects in Silkoline. We
include all the newest designs
and beautiful colors...) 2 |-2C
10 pieces Fast Black Satine,
regular 10c quality. 8 f -2C
15 pieces Fast Black Fine
French Finish Saline, regular
All new shades in solid color
Satine, extra fine quality J2 |-2C
Newest Novelty for Ladies'
Skirts, extra quality Moire Sil
cot, .'*.'> inches wide .|
00 inches Mohawk Valley Hem?
Another exceedingly good
sheet, 81x90 inches, made of
Mohawk Valley 00x00 in?
ches, hemmed and ready for
Mohawk Valley Pillow
Cases, 42x324 inches.| Qc
42x36 Utica Mills Billow
Cases, extra quality... |J |-2C
42x36 Mohawk Valley Hem?
stitched Pillow Cases.9flfi
Every thrifty housewife
knows it is a good plan to have
a surplus supply On hand. This
week's specials include many
3 pieces Colored Border Blue
and Red Checked Table; Linen,
56 inches wide.49C
Colored Bordered Pure Lin?
en Striped Table Linen, 56
Extra value red border Ta?
ble Linen, 56 inches wide, 39C
(iood quality half-bleached
Table Damask. 2?C
L0 pieces half-bleached Ger?
man Table Damask, warranted
all linen, 04 inches wide...49c
L0 pieces half-bleached ^Ger?
man Table Damask.42 l-2c
Warranted all Pure Linen
German Damask, ?8 inches
Good heavy quality Grass
Bleached Linen Damask, 64
5 pieces full 2-yard wide,
warranted pure linen.85C
10-4 Bleached Table Linen
Napkins from 50c to $4.50
The most careful study has
been given to the selection of
the FALL STOCK OF'
GLOVES, and it is believed
that it has no superior in vast
and attractive assortments and
in extreme moderation of
I Varl Gray and White Cham?
ois Gloves, with heavy corded
stitching, usually $1, now..88c
2-clasp Pique Dressed Kid
Gloves, in tan, dark brown,
oxblood, buff, black and
2-clasp Undressed Kid
Gloves, in oxblood ami black,
4- button Black and Tan
Dressed Kid Gloves, black
stitching. - SI .50
5- hook Le Bon Ton, black:
and tan, with black stitching,
The Ideal Fastener in black,
tan and oxblood, with blacky
white and tan stitching... Jj ,50
Undress ed Mousquetaire
Fveiling Gloves, full length,