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BRAKE ON SHIP.
troiichL to a Full Stop In a'. Very Short Dltonce. M iMloii was made uniii- tliiu Hk'x In these columns (if the ciperiiiiehtH made on tin' St. Lawrence Klvcr with a .hlp .naUe, iiiul then- Is now given Ipto with 11 picture of tli device, taken frpii a recent Issue of (he Scientific American, lniring the t.-sts referred 1( the steamer was driven r.heail at mi Indicated Hieeil of eleven knots an .our. Strain was then i-hut off, ami, !mulfai:eoiisly, the brake on each side i - j 1 LssJ I yrvy I 'I -? "Tr - 1 1 I li p. . f. ih Mm mkwmmoKmKn it W.fifi SHIP BRAKE OX opened. The vessel came to a full ts top within a distance eiptal to her ow n iith. The brakes were then closed, vessel sent ahead until the orig rate of speed was attained, when engines were reversed and the oponoil, with the result that all 'iy ceased after she had Time .y foot about half her leuih. mtneuvrini; the ICureka at full cd, she was turned also within her n length, with one brake, thrown mi. An examination of the hull and METHOD OP MKLTIXt brake mechanism after the tests showed apparently no harmful strain or other damage, and in operating the brake no jar or vibration was observa ble by those on board. The method of operation is as fol lows: When it is desired to stop the vessel suddenly, as in the event of a collision, or when making a landing, the catches that hold the forward ends of the gate are released, am! the gate is slightly opened by mechanical means. The pressure of water then catches on the forward edge of the gate, swings it out to the full-open po sition, sudden jar or shock being pre vented by means of water cushions at the back of the slides. The movement of the brake can be controlled entire ly from the bridge or from the engine ro.im, as may be desired. Modern School Ailveitisins:. Many of the more successful board ing schools have followed the lead of hook publishers and bankers in adver tisiug according to mercantile meth ods. The old conventional card does not say the words which make an im pression and compel the reader to re 3 ember a particular school. One of ,o m . i- ( l ii'iK v ,!u-'l: ivtJi :KiV in rn kciko'I a.iv.ruscra says - r catalogues , oe put a vtrik-n.-eim-i.t m the newspapers. Melts the Street Snow. Machine For Disjoin of th VV Mor Accumulation. An Improved method of disponing of the accumulation of snow, which Is an Increasingly Important problem In mu nicipal government, Is shown herewith, from the Scientific American. It Is designed to scrape up the snow from the pavement and at tin same time re duce It to water, which (lows off 1 i.t the sewers. To this end the machine comprises a furnace, or heater, of pe culiar shape, mounted to swing le- l' i II 71 - K, . H 1-11 t .l4-V'-i-V'i'i . i . i THK Kl UKKA. twecui the side rails of the frame. Th? forward portion of this heater is in clined downward ami terminates i: a shoe or scraper, adapted to scrape up the snow as the shoe is drawn a!o:m. The shoe may lie raised, when desired, to prevent it from en'a.in with the ground, by means of a lever adjacent to the driver's seat, and having suita ble connection with the forward end of the furnace. The smokestacks shown communicate with the forward end of the furnace, and a forced draft v 1.-. "li.,'!iVA: SXOW IX PITY STUKKTS. is provided by means of blowers hav ing pipes leading to the ashpit. The snow scraped up on to the shoe is car ried along the inside surface by an end less conveyor, and thus coming in con tact with the heated surface of the furnace is immediately melted. The endless conveyors and blowers are op erated by chain and sprocket connec tions with the rear w heels of the ma chine. Above the conveyor is a coal bin, from which a chute leads rear ward, and is inclined downward, so that the coal may pass to. the rear plat form when the fireman opens the gate at the end of the shoe. Jacob Mandry, of Wakefield. X. Y is the inventor of this machine. Tl Wlri'IpRH ISetvrcen I-iIhikIs. A French company has been operat ing an electric cable between the isl ands of (iaudeloupe and .Martinique, but the lines have 1 een broken for some time, and now the wireless sys tem has been out in use. The United States Consul at (Iaudeloupe reports that the service is satisfactory, with only occasional interruptions by rea son of weather conditions. About six ty messages a day are transmitted. The human body, being lighter than the water of the Head Sea, sviii:miig in it is difficult, the head alone tending to biuk in the water. V, pi- ' -.. - ..I A ' 1 1 1 11, f 1 rl to ji,,iNl i'. 1 1 iii i ' i 1 1 1 it ' JUDGE GEORGE GRAY. Ir .0 .i'H'' .ludKi' i".:.v, I e!a ward's most notml jurist and head of the anthracite coal commission of last year, has lat !y !,".) mentioned as a possible ran didate for the Democratic Presidential nomination next year, .Ini'ire (!ray was I'niied States Senator from ls'" to lS'.i'j. jual in lMis was ap'.Minted one of the Paris peace commissioners, wh i negotiated the treaty of Paris trans ferring the Philippine Islands and Po -to Kie; to the I'i;it"il Sntes. lie was a member of the joint hi,rh coinm!ssi!;i at Quebec in l.stis, n:i.i In r,M); was appointed a member of the intcnialio ml fonimission of arbitration iniikr The Habile convention. An Odd Com Crib. A Nave! Mei,hcd of Oi.ttwitLsrut.il! KeLs and Mice. Every possible dev ice is resorted to fit this season of the yearwhen the old corn is becoming scarce and the n $ ! Mi Hill lV ) 1 l.i I t 1 o i 1 iisAwxsSwi&l ODD AVAV O.' rKOriiCTiNU A CJit-S U.l-li. new corn seems a long way olT at planting time to protect the grain from thieving rodents. One of the MOST NORTHERLY Vf'l: S. ) is This is the must northerly church in the world, 'lhe little wooden buil.l ing is situated ia the highest North of Siberia, seventy-two mile north of the city of Yakutsk, which has the fame of being the cohtest city on thi globe. It was built by Kussian convicts, and services in it are held but a few times in Hie year. The little church was discovered by a C-oruiau cxi h.rer Eternal snow Kwror:v!s that district. 7 most ingenious ontri varices was en countered the other day at the back of -a Miburhan lawn, where the one wc!I-lille l corn crib stood near a sta ble sheltering the family driving horse. Evidently the rats were not to deprive i..:m horse of his rightful share of good, sweet yellow corn, for six bright new ua'ivanized buckets had been saeri- pced for its protection. The crib has been mounted upon six strong cedar psN and on the top of these sup ports are the six large pails. When Mister Undent smells t he tempting corn ', and scrambles up the posts to en j ter the crib he linds himself batlTed j by a great enveloping roof of tin. I The expanding edges extends so far I from the posts on every side that it is impossible for the rats or mice to reach them. They are too high from the ground for them to leap upon them, and the most artful old rat is con vinced after repeated trials that there is no possibility of getting around, or through, or over the troublesome pails to reach the bottom of the crib and the tempting corn within the open slats. Bulgaria corresponds in area to Ok lahoma and in population to Missouri. OF CHURCHES. Mr. ! W. I'oo'.s. r, ife of i. Y . 1 ... . 1 1 ; -v ; , h t y, 5 ;.i:rr r v. I !:. (..;.- nys: "I m fer-d with : I : !i-y cun;i; 1.:. 1 m r 1 1 1 -lANjf!,' f It .-aute ' t A v e ik. v I v'. i M'1 v:,s tr.cil hie 1 " i li."ai .si-; a 1 ; : v rati i".:. !!)! : a I'll. One 1'. ,1 !m liml s w e. t"ld me it hr.dly in turn b P.ri;.t divas '. I was laid i;; ati" Puce w eeks. I had l ot Kidney Pills more th ' w h.eii the distressing :c bio k dls.ippeaicd, and 'j til'clv cured." For sale by all cents. I'. -.ter-Milburn t t """ MISUNDEItT Ticture Dealer The ; fon5 he was thirty. Mr. Gret nhai k .Vhy yoj said he waj an "oi. tho v .1.1! cr. D,).stcn Po-t. t- REE STUAUTS CINanJ OUCItU To alt who nfTT,or to tli. fr1ml of thme whotji-ffrr wl'.h KMna-y, I.I vfr, llmrt, ),- or H!."t Ils'a. tmnipln Imitl. of Htui t' Gtn an.1 Bncliu. Ki-at soutlip-n KtiliifT mit Llv.r Mt1U'tn, lll lx hfnt lj-mlut.! f ra. ( ciwt. Mention thli tmiifr. A'tilrrfcU 8TCART LKt'O M'KU CO.. W mII Hi., AtiBiiU. Un, Small Potatoes; result from a lack of Potash in the soil. Potash prav C i duces size and quality. We havs v a 1 u a b 1 e books whic explain mere fully the fer tilizing value of Potash. " We will E-nd th Ire- to a farmer who them. . f GERMAN KALI WORKS, n una 11 Street, or rlamu 4. a. 4V1, q. Hroad Stl FOR VOMEDi W' A Boston physician's dis-"?5Nf covery which cleanses and heals all inflammation &f the mucous membrane wherever located. In local treatment of female ills Pax tine is invaluable. Used as a doin.he it is a revelation in cleansing and healing power; it kills all disease germ 3 wle ' cause inflammation and discharges. Thousandsof letters from won, prove that it is tho greatest euro ' ieticorrhot-a ever Iiscovere.l. v Paxtina never fails to cure jxU'V . catarrh, nasal catarrh., sore throat, "sort.' mouth and sore eyes, because these diseases are all caused by inflammation of the mucous membrane. For cleansing, whitening and pre serving tho teeth wo challenge the world to produce its equal. I'hysicians and specialists everywhere prescribe and endorse Taxtine, andtao.u sandsof testimonial lettersprove its value. At druggists, or sent postpaid 50 cts. A large trial package and book of instructions absolutely free. 'Write The R. Paxton Co., Dept. 25 Boston, Mass. i ie lict linlitlny jc'ftn n:o ner?'l i;iflB, aH ,e 111 it u.'lul is tlio uh una ljilarb".-d halt-' I INTERNATIONAL. H DICTIONARY VETiSTE,P-.,3 of Eas'isb, Elosraply, CvO'inh-y, riftion, 1 fs-cfv.1. r.ei;ab!c. Attractive. L:.;.ft The Nevv Edition Has 25,000 Nc w V-r Kcw Gazetteer cf tho WorlA V Kcw Biorraphical Dictloaary ' S5 Ta.. Ii00 i:itutr,'..l!m. r.;..uD.r.f 1 Why Kit Give Some Cna This CssIlI Pr; FIVRF.-"A Test in i-ronunc. Ir.it:uvMvt: tn,l Titi'rtmimf !r U.f :v.3 1 ; lllu.-iTatt-l rumpM t r.Uit fun-. C-. : C. MEF.RIAM CO., ruV.l1." Sprinsfleld, Uac . U. S. A. 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