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METALS IN FOOD SUPPLIES 17 JEi. -ásgate. M H a -VC. íWV... San, Lemonade, One of Moot Popular Amer ican Drinks, Said to Contain Poisonous Lead. A pure food Investigation bv Dr. tí SYNOPSIS. Richard Llrhtnut, aa Amaricen with an effected English aooent. racatvea a pres n( from & friend In China. Tb piwenl provae to be a plr of pajunas. A Utur biota of surprlaae to til miw. CHAPTER II (Continuad). And he did. and seemed to bit the thing equarely. I knelt on th chair and craned orar, while Jenklna still held the etlck tightly at the point where the thing tud struck. "Get hlmr I Queried. "Where la ttr That's It, air." aald Jenklna In as odd vole. "It alnt bare." "Why, daah It, I aaw yon etrike the beast, right where you're holding that bib." "Mr. Llghtnut, air" Jenklna apoke little huskily and glanced around at ana queerly "wUl you look under the nod ot thla stick and see if you see (what I aeer I climbed down and examined eau- ttoualy. "Why, by Joto, It'a the little epl- Jrl" I exclaimed, surprised. "Exactly, air; what'a laft." Jenklna Itook a deep breath. Thank you, air It'a a treat relief,' M sighed. "Bhr "I mean, air, I'm (lad I ain't the only one who thought he aaw that other. It'a lome comfort" Jenklna apoke gloomily. . Thought you aawT" I repeated. ' But Jenklna only ihook hla head at lite gathered up the remalna of the ieptder and consigned them to a cue- toldor. "Voa mean eay, what the dovU do jott meenr' I aaked aharply. Jenklna straightened with air re spectful but lolemn. "Mr, Llghtnut air," he began grave lly, "there's a party lectures on the t corner every night at nine on i fearful consequences of the drink a bit. and pasees around blank pledgee to be signed. I'm going to ; one first chance; and If you will ept It, all' meaning no offensi lerould be proud to get you one, too.' 1 I stared at him aghast ""Oh. I say, now," I murmured faint- lly, "you don't think It was that do your Jenkins' face was eloquent enough. "I'm through, sir," he aald sadly. '"When It comes to seeing things like 'that" He lifted his eyes. "No more Ifor me, sir; my belief la, It's a warn ingyes, sir, that's what, a warn lng." I collapsed Into a chair. . ' "By Jove, Jenkins!" I said, trying to go a feeble smile. "I never felt so fit tor a corking still highball In my life never!" ' I took a screw on my glasa and tatudled him curiously. 1 "And I say, you know better take (one yourself! I added. J CHAPTER III. I Don the Pajamas, "By Joto, Jenklna, they fit like I've Just had enough ot this, you fool!" I cried impatiently. "Here, take a good look at me!" 1 pushed my face closer. "Look at me, I tell you!" By Jove, he shuddered! His eyes. wide distended with terror, rolled to the celling. 'I cant" he whispered; "I Just cant anything but that! Only, please please don't kill me, too." Kill your I aald, frowning sternly as he gave a furtive glance. "I cer tainly will, It you dont take a good look at me!" He gave a sort ot despairing sigh and closed hla eyea so tightly the lashes disappeared. "All right then," he aald sullenly; "you may kill me!" The way with theee lunatloe, I thought Next thing, he would be begging and Insisting that I kill him. I motioned to the door of my guest room and gave him a push. 'In there," I aald, "and keep per fectly quiet" And as he shot Inside, I olosed the door and locked It I just had to take the chano ot his hurting himself against the walls and furniture; I dtdnt believe he waa so crasy he would undertake the six-story leap to the ground. Listening, I beard some thing Ilk a sob. Then I caught my name. "Poor Mr. Llghtnut," came choking ly; "the kindest gentlest master!" And then more sobs and guipe- By Jove, under hie Insane delusion, the poor beggar was grieving for me; not thinking of himself at all, you know. I felt my eyea grow a bit moist, somehow, and all at onoe my heart went heavy. Thought how long poor old Jenklna had been with me ever since I was out ot college, you know Ave years and remembered how devilish faithful and attached he had alwaya been. Poor old Jenks! It was awful his going off this way! 1 recalled how he had taken to seeing things, earlier In the evening, and had made me see them, too, dash ltl One thing I determined: whatever had to be done with him, be should have the finest of attention. I knew that I ought to telephone to somebody or something, but dashed If I had any Idea who or where. Oddly enough, not a soul seemed to have been roused by the pistol shot but 1 saw by the little clock that It waa close to three the hour In a bachelor apartment house when everybody Is i r jdream I" I twisted before the glass and aur- reyed the pajamas with much satis Ifactlon. They looked Jolly right from lavery point Moreover, with all their aay looseness, there waa not an Inch (too much. They had a comfortable, personal feel. "Lucky thing they weren't made (originally for some whale like Jack Billings eh, Jenklna r I commented musingly. Behind his hand Jenkins Indulged In iwhat la vulgarly known as a snicker. "Mr. BlUlngs, air, be couldnt get -on shoulder In 'em, much less a It'll leg," be ohuckled. "They'd be n ribbona. air!" t yawned sleepily, and Jenklna In- latently sobered to attention. He held Ihls finger over the light switch as I munched a pillow and rolled over on Kb mattress. "All right" I aald; "push the Jolly thing out" And with, a click dark ness leu ano me. "Good night, air," came Jenklna' irate aoftly. "Night" I murmured faintly and I ras off. Sometime, hours later, I awoke, and iwlth a devilish yearning for a smoke. It often takes m that way In the (Uxht I climbed out In the blackness and found my way Into the other room. remembered exactly where I had drop M my cigarette cas when w were gaoling with the pajamas by the table. atad I found It without difficulty. ! In the act of stooping for It my Btand olutched the edge of the table land I felt a apot yield under the BTsaaur of my thumb. It wa (button controlling the bell to Jen klna' room. , "Lucky thing he sleeps Ilk a lolly Iporpolse," I reflected. , I pushed a wicker arm-chair Into h moonlight and brees by a wtn Aaw. and nulling a flame to a cigarette. ilM back, tooling Jolly aomfy. For bv FRANGIS PD1OT ELLIOTT ILLUSTRATIONS MYln)Aims the breeie waa ripping and delicious. and the delicate silk of the pajamas flowed In little wavelets all the way from my heels to my neck. I was Just about dropping off. when I heard aome one hurrying along the private hall leading from the back. Jenkins himself popped into the room. "Bid you ring, slrr he Inquired. and advanced quickly. And then, before I oould think about It to reply, he halted suddenly, almost pitching forward. Then, with a kind of wheesy howl he sprang to the wail. Next instant I waa blinking under the aazsung electrolier. Hera, I aay! Shut off that light! I remonstrated, halt blinded. I heard a awltt rush across the rugs, and the next thing I knew I waa roughly Jerked from out my chair; strong lingera clutched my throat and I found myself glaring Into a fright ened but resolute face. "Jen-Jenkins!" I tried to gasp, but only a gurgle same. I was so taken unawaree, I knew it must be some daahed dream. Per hape another minute, and I would wake up. But he gripped m tighter and shook me Ilk a rag. Bay, who are your ha hissed. How did you get In herer And then, of course, I knew that he waa crazy. Whether he waa crasy In a dream or crasy with me awake, I couldnt guess. It mad very little difference, anyhow, tor I knew that In another minute I should be either dream dead or real dead; and dash me if I could aee any odd worth toss ing for In either, you know. But I dont belong to the athleUo club quite for nothing, and have man aged to pick up a few trioks, you know. Bo with the decision to chuck the dream theory, I shot my leg for ward with a mix-up and twist that made Jenkins loosen his clutch and stagger backward. "What's the matter with your gasped, advancing toward him, "Are you trying to murder me?" But was so hoarse, the only word that came out plainly was "murder." Jenkins uttered a howl, "Help, Mr. Llghtnut! Murder!" "You old fool!" I cried, exasperated. "Come here!" He was coming. He seized a light chair and awung It behind his head. Then he rushed me with a about "Oh, Mr. Llghtnut!" done clear off his nut!" was my thought Aa he swung the chair, ducked low, and man and chair went crashing to the floor. But he waa up again In a Jiffy and dancing at me. "Mr. Llghtnut, sir, why don't you help me?" "Help you you Jolly Idiot?" I mut tered indignantly. Then my voice raised: "I've a mind to kill you!" With a yell, he made a kangaroo Jump and swung at me again. He saye he's going to kill me, Mr. Llghtnut!" he panted as I dodged again. "Help me wake up, sir!" Wake up? Wake up, Indeed, when I had never been so devilish wide awake In all my Ufe! I waa sure now about that I moved toward him cauttouBly. "Stop your row!" I cried angrily; you'll have aomebody In. Think 1 want the police up here?" With a glare at me, Jenkins darted past me to the bedroom I had Just left Its light switch clicked, and then back through the brightened doorway he sprang and dashed for a wall cabinet at the side. He began tugging at Its little drawer. And sud denly I remembered the revolver there, an old forty-five from a friend In Denver and loaded! My spring to Intercept him was quick, but not quick enough! Halt- way to him I pulled up under the compelling argument of the long blue barrel pointed at my bead. Here! Look out you fool its loaded!" I warned, backing away to the window. Jenkins advanced. "What have you done with btmr he panted hoarsely. "Where Is her Where's who?" I asked savagely, for I waa getting devilish tired of It aU. But for the publicity, I should have yelled from the window, "Where's Mr. Llghtnutr h de manded. "Oh. he's all right" I decided to adopt that soothing ton that I had read somewher was the proper caper with lunatics. "Wherer Jenkins Insisted, pushing nearer. And daahed it I knew what to an swer; for, If I made a mistake, It might be serloua, by Jove I Perhapa some Jocular reply would be eafest might divert hla attention, you know The open window gave ma aa Idea. "Why, do you know," I aald pleas antly, 1 Just chucked him down Into the street" It sounded like a cannon eraoker, that gun! The shower of splintered glasa from the picture between the windows barely missed me. But never waited a second for thla last devilish straw was too much, dont yon know, and something had to be don. I leaped for the weapon aa It struck the hardwood floor between us. Jerked from Jenkins' hand by the un familiar upward kick. Another In stant and I was poking the muxsl Into hi aide. rag to the operator. "I aay, will you give m 'Information V" A loud about suddenly sounded from behind the closed door, and there cam a frantic double-pounding of lists. "Mr. Llghtnut Mr. Llghtnut!" screamed Jenkins. "Oh, Mr. Llght nut you're bsok you're alive I can hear your volcel Thla la Jenkins, Mr. Llghtnut; yes, air, Jenklna. They've got me locked In!" I clapped the receiver on the hook and sprang to 4he door, unlocking It Jenklna almost tumbled Into my arms. By Jove, for a second I bung In the wind, he acted so crasy sUU; at least It seemed so Just at first The fel low threw his arm about my neck and laughed laughed and cried, daah It and Just wringing my hands and carrying on Oh, awful! And even when I got him Into a chair, he lust sat there laughing and crying Ilk a Jolly old silly, patting my hand, you know, and wiping hla ys, what Urn they were not devouring me. "Has he gone, slrr he gasped hus kily. "Did he lump from the win dow r But I waved aU questions aside. "After you've had aome eleep," I in sisted. Then III tell you the whole Jolly story." And I Just got him to hla room myself, despite bis distraes and protesta over my attention. Thank you, sir, and good night' h said aa I left him. And he mur mured placidly, "I guess we're all right now." . But I waa not ao sura as to him, when I viewed tie broken chair and scattered fragments of glass ominous reminders of the scene through which I had passed. And so, though I threw the pistol on top of a bookcase, I spent the rest ot the nlgbf upon the soft cushions of my big divan. CHAPTER IV. Janklna Declarss for the Water Wagon. "But this savage-looking Chinaman that you aaw, Jenkins how waa he dressed V I adopted a careless tone of Inquiry. It waa high noon, and I waa toying PREVENTS SAGGING OF DOOR Slmpla Stay Hss Been Devleed Con. slstlng of Hook Plsced st Lower Corner of Screen. Screen doors are usually of such a light construction that they are apt to aag after a little use. In order to prevent euch sagging, or to correct such a condition In an old door, a sim ula form of stay haa been devised con- Stay for Sagging Doors. slstlng of a book placed at the lower outer corner ot the door, to which a wire la attached extending to a bolt at the opposite corner ot the lower panel of the door. The wire Is doubled and the bolt Is so arranged that It may be turned to twist the wire, thus shortening It and lifting the sagging side to normal position. Carlo Formentl, of Milan, has dealt ' with poisonous metals In food sup plies. Most metal salts are polsonoua, and are liable to occur In acid foods and drinks from chemical action on containing véasela Lemonades and other acid drinks so popular In Amer ica, and even carbonated waters, often contain lead. This comes not only from metal utensils used In preparing to drinks, but also as Impurities In tartarlo acid and In carbon dioxide gas; and even In minute quantity taken often may be a real danger, as lead tends to accumulate In the tissues ot the body until It causes Illness or even death. Copper waa found In nearly all canned green vegetables, Its uae ror tinting such nroducts being emphatically condemned. The finding of much manganese in certain vine gars was a eurprlse, but special In quiry showed that potassium perman ganate is used to correct the taste of cheap vinegars made from refuse and rotting fruit Though the manganese Is probsbly not harmful, vinegar from such materials should be prohibited. Araenlo In wlnea aometlmes comes from lnsectlcldea used on vines, and the use of arsenical Insecticides waa lately forbidden In France. The In vestigator recommends aluminum cooking and containing vessels aa quite harmless. PINE STUMPS FOUND USEFUL Found Rich In Turpentine and Reeln 8everal Products Ara Secured From Material. The stumps of the Norway pin left oa the fields years ago In the traU ot toe woodsman are now being turned to account by many establishments In Michigan and Wisconsin. These stumps are rich In turpentine and resin, and the process utilised Is what Is known as destructive distillation, which la quite simple and Interesting owing principally to the great variety of of materials which ara secured from this refuse of the fields. The stumps are cut Into blocka and loaded on iron cars of cage construction and fired In a retort The heat drives out the mois ture and oil and opena up the liber of the wood. The water comes oft first followed by the resin, then turpentine, succeeded by a mixture of tar and tur pentine, and finally the flow consists of pure tar. The average yield la 18 gallons of turpentine and 67 gallons of tar from a cord ot wood weighing about 8,338 pounds. The residue con sists ot so bushels of soft charcoal. From this material there are ob tained the . following products: Sheep dip, tree spray and disin fectant, shingle stain, wood filler, embalming fluid furniture polish, faoe lotion, paint and pigment, He Sprang to the Wall. aaleep, If they're going to sleep at all. I decided that the beat thing to do Brat waa to get Into some clothes. And with this thought I waa turning away, when It occurred to m to make an Sort to see If poor Jenkins seemed more rational now or had gone to sleep. ' I tapped upon the door. "Are you aaleep r I asked softly. A howl ot positive terror cams tack. "I'm a-keeplng quiet" he cried, "but dont let me hear your vote again, or ril Jump right out of the window." I shook my head aadly and tiptoed into my room, where I aUpped bur rledly out of the pajamas and into aome clothes; then back I went to Uie telephone. It was on my little writing-desk close to the door confin ing Jenklna. I Utted the receiver with a sigh. ' "Hello, central," 1 began, rspoao wlth an attar luncheon, or rather attar breakfast, cigar. Jenklna' head shook dubiously. just remember something blackish. My, air, I dldnt have Urn to noUo nothing Uka clothes 1" His tone conveyed aggrieved pro- teat He went on: "Just as rm telling you, air, I aaw some on sitting there by the window and walked toward him, thinking It was you. Then, all of a sudden, I aee hla awful fact a-soowllng at me there la the moonlight" "And be was smoking, yon eayr Jenklna sniffed Indignantly. "Ire and easy aa a lord, sir I Ha bald long stick to hla ugly mouth, and smoke waa curling out ot a Uttl bowl near the end." "Oh, opium pipe, ehr "Likely, air," agreed Jenkins; "Vat I never aaw on." (to sa ooomtnran) FASTENING A HAMMER HEAD Average Handy Man Probsbly Has Not-Heard of New Idea Shown In the llustratlon. The following method of securing hammer heads to handles may prove useful: It consists In taking an ordi nary washer, cutting It away at oppo site aides, and then beveling It to form wedge. When this Is driven Into the end of the hammer hand! it held firmly In place by the libera of the wood that are forced Into the orlg- ICE MACHINE FOR THE HOME Water la Pronn by Vacuum Appa ratus Which Also Frseie loa Cream Idea From Denmark. All the way from Denmark comes th Idea of the vacuum Ice machine for the home. The various uses ot this apparatus makes It very con venient to have about the house. It works on the principle that water freeses when quickly evaporated, and la ao simple that even the stupidest domestic can operate It which Is say ing a great deal. A Jar to hold water la connected with a vacuum bell by means of a hose, and the vacuum Is Turn Crsnk and Water Freezes. created by turning a crank. Aa th air passes from the Jar the water freeses. This same process can be used In making Ice cream or Iced tea and coffee, and In the first mentioned caee. In particular, is a big Improve ment over the method that require turning a crank for twenty mlnutea. The only chemical used In the ap paratua Is sulphuric acid, and the acid does not come Into contact with the water or other liquids to be cooled. Handle Wedge Made of a Waaher. Inal washer hole In the center of the wedge. This idea la not offered aa something new, but th average handy man haa probably not heard of It, and may find It a very aervlceable kink. 8clentlDo American. Aabeetoe Output The Canadian asbesto output has increased from 880 tons In 1880 to 69,800 tons In lío. The quarries and factories are capitalised to the amount of 124,190,000. In the Black Lake quarries, province of Quebec there are 46,000,000 tons ot asbestos In sight Concrete Railway Sleeper. Reinforced concrete- railway sleep ers with asbestos fibers soaked In wa ter and mixed thoroughly with cement Is one of the parta tba hare been used on Bavarian railways, and In th first flv months of service showed no defects. Use Flange Couplings. Flange couplings should be used liberally In Installing pipes. Some times It is necessary to uka out a piece of pipe, thereby ssvlng In time replacing and extra cost Production of Copper. The United States now produces more copper than all the rest ot the world together. INDUSTRIAL and CHAN1CAL NOTESE Chicago Is the world'a greatest lumber market Overshoes are now being made ot a mixture of rubber and asbestos. Many shoes sold abroad as "Ameri can made" are not such In any par- . tlcular. Th coal conaumptlon Per capita In England la three times that ot Franc. Thar are twenty-live typea of American automobiles on th market In England. Th Oerman Industries employ t 000,000 women, of which 10,000 ar mployed In mining. Oaa furnacea alone ar now used at the royal mint for the melting down ot precious metal. - A alngla needl manufacturing ma chin will product on and a half million needlea per week. Germany haa 486 plant for th preservation and utilisation of pota toes In one form or another. The effect of seasoning wood Is to bring Into the same apace 10 per cent more of the fibre aa when th wood waa green. Aa a possible substituí for cot ton, Oerman textile experta are experi menting with the fiber of th Aslatlo silk cotton tree. There hss been great Industrial de velopment In Austria In the last eight years and the standard ot liv ing haa been raised materially. A new whit metal alloy, a thor ium, la lighter than aluminum, makes sound castings, turna waU and may be soldered, forged and welded. Wood la ao scarce In England that a process haa been Invented for pro ducing It artificially. Btraw, aswdust and grass ar compressed to mak It A nail puller consisting ot a curved shoulder and a toothed wheel eccen trically mounted Is carried on one aid of a hammsr patented by a Waahlng ton man.