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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1913, Image 15

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'alder. The waiters ran out of the
world's finestcafes. One of them at
55th street got a bullet in his heel.
Now and then a steer dropped dead.
It was like hunting buffalo. The
screams of fleeing women added to
the din.
One policeman headed a steer into
a side street and shot it; the bullet
killed a bystander. Finally five steers
were killed by bullets and the other
six got into Central Park, where the
policemen roped them, cowboy fashion.
At last a cheap process for making
cloth absolutely fireproof has been
There have been lots of fireproof
materials brought out that could be
used for many of the purposes for
which ordinary cloth is used, but this
is the first time that there has been
any definite steps taken toward pro
ducing ,a 'cloth that is cheap enough
for ordinary uses. And It is also tie
first time there has ever been devised
a process that would fireproof or
dinary cotton cloth in a way that en
abled the cloth to be washed or laun
dered. The new process is the work of an
'English chemist and his claims are
based upon the fact that the fire
proofing of any material desired, and
especially of cotton-cloth, will not in
crease the cost of production more
than a fraction of a cent.
Heretofore the cotton cloths that
have been fireproofed have taken on
a hard and unyielding texture that
made them almost impossible for the
ordinary uses of such materials. It
is wjell known that the cotton flan
nel material which women use
throughout the world for making
wrappers and night clothing is high
ly inflammable and that a number of
tragedies have been caused by its be
ing worn. Despite this, disadvantage
the cloth is used because it is soft
and gives good wear. The discovery
of a process for rendering such ma
terial fireproof, therefore, is deserv
ing of more than ordinary mention.
The process through which fire
proofing is obtained is described as
being extremely simple.
The cloth is soaked in a solution of
sodium stanhate,. This is a combina
tion of soda and the acid of tin. The
cloth is thpranghly dried -and is then
placed in .a vessel containing sulphate
of ammonium 4nd subjected to heat.
This beingiaccQmplished the cloth is
thoroughly washed, When dried once
more it is ready lot use. The fibers
of which the cloth, is composed be
come impregnated with, a 'tinny sub
stance which forms a practical pro
tection against fire and yetjloes not
in any way destroy the "fine texture of
the cloth. "
The- uses to which the fireproof
material can be put arel. practically
unlimitedIts inventor claftns. It can
be used for lace curtains, for clothing
for women, children, firemen.and for
house furnishings. Afterit has been
properly treated'the clotbabsolutely
refuses to burp, no matter Tiow long
a time it might be held in direct con
tact with-a flame. Woolen goods ca
be fireproofed as well as cotton.
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Riggs Jones uses his head a great
Piggs Yes, to hang his hat on.

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