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j small Brushes Bound To-
F ( und Advantageous Where
luch Surface Required.
Ulrlmlning a brush with a
of surface is required and
„ man who designed that
j, rr seems to have been suc
|tl getting what was needed.
, v (i, a series of longitudinal
,i;t along its under surface
pn( ||,. nt the top. Into each of
irrows fits tho top of a thin.
< jvcl C.Jcimine Brush.
1. and across each end of the
>f brushes thus assembled
a separate flat brush. After
p brushes have been fit Into
k a band is made fast around
<> (olkction, thus forming one
uar* 1 brush that will hold
; in? of calcimine at a dip and
t larger surface at ono dip
E‘ cdlnary brush, thus ex
the work by a saving of both
I labor.
?rcm Refuse Produces Greater
Ic Value Than Coal—Cost is
Very Little.
re no longer Interested In or
• <n remotely by coal and
It rikes," said tho proprietor of
[l.*- largest box and packing
inufacturing plants in the
' L tidon. "We get all the
*• want on the premises for
hr. . u Pr glanced around In
J 1 ’ - at tho humming engines
• L' "' horsepower and the
rmn working busily at the
>’ q . and speculated on tho
I 11 ? 1 is power.
f’i: power used in these
ave an annual output of
1 : of pounds," said the
r derived from one thing,
io carbon from com
f. If air be excepted!”
’ ’ plant has now been
1 English market capable
ru.g i.o’ only from sawdust,
1 ' ally all combustible
v > greater In power and ca
' richer In hydro-car
" lucer gas from coal,
the new fuel for manu-
• ° possess quantities of
•ste refuse which they
‘ have to destroy Is
J nothing,
1 n'ly Installed ono of
said Mr. Clarke, of
" Af Co., Groveroad, Dow,
’ ds of tons << waste
" • 1 ' *ps. and shavings In
nd 1 can only say that
7,1 It. I estimate that .
r was formerly de- i
I ' gas made from
’ a week, it !
,n<? nothing at all.
H*— I
' A-bpted for Handling of
’" n y ße Turned In
y Hirect.on Desired.
I *"*' *
■* \meri ran motor-truck
|.., ’futing a revolving
L ' of < on, » ®nys the Pop-1
I he body operates
««• Unloading.
in anv ’ 'u at tho coal
ls , , “ ra , : bl ° b
kblm? i * ° a Bto P along
-'■>< *»
a nu!ju? 8 .' n New
’orfc ( . i " HnK o, t*bllghnient»
‘t Ir <2j n,ore People are
«n<| fi. t m . ated ’ than In all
“«« .. 08 ° f Ma «»aehu.
Ka l« Production of
'""■X OM ,Ue ,h,t Ot U '«
’’ Ohio or New Jor-
Dwellings For Workmen Also Made of
Cinders, Sand and Cement—Waste
Products Utilized.
A model concrete city for the wage
earner Is being built at Nanticoke, Pa.,
E. N. Idewh conceived the idea of
building these houses of re-enforced
concrete throughout, which would not
only furnish the operatives with model
sanitary homes, but would serve as
a demonstration of the possibilities of
building Industrial communities by this
new process of pouring In steel forms.
While the idea of the poured house
Is similar to that of Edison, the meth
od, the Scientific American says, is
entirely different from the plan on
which hr has been working. The prac
ticability of the system of building. In
vented by a Washington architect, Mil
ton Dana Morrill, has been demon
stratod In the building of a cement
city, Virginia Highlands, near Wash
In the Pennsylvania town for work
man, now being completed, products
which have been heretofore regarded
as waste are being utilized. Tho build
ings are a mixture of coal cinders,
sand and cement. Forty houses aro
being poured, grouped in pairs, inclos
ing a park or a playground which is
300 by GOO feet. A railroad track is
laid around the whole group and a
mlxin'x plant Is mounted on a flat car
with an elevator for hoisting concrete
attached. Cars of .sand, cement and
cinders tire attached to the mixing car
and spouts conduct the moisture Into
t ie fcteel forms at the various parts of
tho building. .\s a section of ono
house Is completed, tho train is moved
to the next.
Still another cement city | B veil un
dor way at High Lake, a suburb of
< hlcago. Here, the entire concrete
work, including cellar walls and first
story walls of one of the bungalows,
some 3u by 40 feet, has been poured
in four days ami the cost of construc
tion of six inch walls, which is ample
for a one or two story building, has
been brought down to eight cents a
square foot, which is less than tho cost
of constructing of frame houses. The
houses are said to have proved dry and
exceptionally warm during cold weath
One of New Style Adapted Especially
for Plumbers and Gasfitters—
Blast Is Regulated.
A new kerosene torch of the type
used by plumbers and gasfitters has
been designed and burns kerosene, the
Inventor claims, as satisfactorily ns
gasoline Is used In the old style torch.
Tho reservoir is filled through the
New Kerosene Torch.
handle, which la hollow, with a screw
cap. As tho fumes rise they can find
outlet through a series of perforatfotr
in the cylinder at the top. There is
a plunger In this cylinder and by
pressing this forward those holos can
bo closed, leaving only the mouth of
the cylinder open, and through this
the gas rushes in sufficient force to
form a hot blast. The size and force
of this blast can also be regulated In
this torch, it Is mid.
About eight million men are em
ployed in regular occupations in Great
The burning quality of coa * waß
known for a long time before it was
used as fuel.
The manufacture of cement has at
tained eighth rank for value among
tho industries.
Aluminum pulleys for machinery are
said to lessen the friction and thus
extend the life of belts.
Coal is used to provide about 27.-
000.000 horse power in the United
States to 5,000,000 provided by water
Germany has the world s largest
loom In which felt disks for paper
mills up to 233 feet in circumference
can be woven.
An Ohio man has Invented a plumb
er’s torch in which a soldering iron
Is utilized to operate the compressed
air pump as It is being heated to
economize fuel.
A Maine inventor has combined a
gasoline traction engine and thrash
ing machine on one set of wheels, the
same power being u<ed for both pur-
P °A C Frcnch engineer ha? Invented a
sand box for locomotives In which a
stream of water Is used p * rrJ T
sand to the rails with but Httl«
111-Natured Cur Shown Little Sympa
thy by Nephew Who Inherited
Fortune of His Aunt.
Dr. Ronald TJ. Curtis, the widely
known English zoologist, said in a re
cent lecture:
"I take no stock In all these yams
about tho disinterested affection of
animals. An animal’s affection is par
asitic —your dog loves you because
you feed it. Analyze these yarns
about animal offection and they turn
out Hke Sophia’s case.
" There was u rich old maid who
had an ill-natured cur named Sophia.
The old maid died, leaving her for
tune to her nephew, who hud lived
with her. I met the nephew one day
and ventured to offer him my sincere
sympathy. He said:
" ‘Yes, It’s very sad. And the morn
ing after my aunt's death the dog
Sophia also died.’
"‘Grief, I suppose?’ said I.
”‘No,’ said he; ‘prussic acid.”’
Given a Change.
A most curious experience was that
of a qua try man who in one of his
rambles stumbled on an old deserted
quarry within which, half buried, lay
an enormoas block of marble.
On examining it he found a number
of letters rudely cut and he managed
to spell out the words:
"Blessed is he who shall turn me
The men at onoe jumped to the
coaclnslon that ho had stumbled on
hidden treasure. He rushed home
and collected some of his friends to
aid him. After much hard labor they
succeeded in turning the hoary giant
over. Another rude inscription met
their aiger gaze:
‘Thanks, my friends, I am weary
of reposing so long in one position."—
Youth's Companion.
A young Clevelander who Is always
generous with his touring car tells us
that l«e offered to take the old colored
janitor of the apartment In which be
resides downtown tho other day.
"No, sub, boss—no, suh, thank you.
sub," grinned the ancient functionary.
'I reckon I'll wait and go on the
•What’s the matter, uncle? Are you
"No, suh—me af: ail? No, sub. I
got f» wait."
’‘Fnelo. have you ever been in an
"Ncrah but oncet, un’ den I didn’t
let all ma weight dovn."—Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
The Difference.
"There is such a vazt difference be
tween the ld< al and the practical tn
rtagc art,” sighed tie intellectual
young actflr.
"Th* difference,” rep’icd the stolid
stage manager, "as lift; between the
artistic role which lettls to A read?
and t!w» fat part which leads to the
park barrel."
Virginia—F.o he proposed in his au
tomobile after a week’s acaualnJaace.
Marie —What did you tell him?
Virginia--! told him ho wae exceed
ing the sp?cd limit.
Force of Habit.
"Wan Genevieve afraid to marry her
aviator rance in midair?”
"Nr, not afraid, merely acting on
habit. Bho is a great bargain hunter,
and wivn Ito proposed the aeroplane
wedd'hg, rhe said she would rather
vol* until he came down.”
Parental Obligations.
•Tor’t you think it is all foolish
nfes !>r grown people to bo crazy
to go to the circus?”
•*I think It is ridiculous, but of
course ,-ood nircnts have to make
M'Wti sa ?rV. , o». iur their children.”
No Use Trying to Bo Happy Whan
Man’s Wife Give* Hla Sunday
Cigar to Hired Man.
"Marriage is a good thing, but it has
its drawbacks."
"Oh, well, we can’t expect to have
heaven on earth, you know."
"I realize that. Still It seems to
me that things might be much better
than they are."
"You are rather pessimistic.”
"I have reason to be pessimistic.”
"You merely imagine it. WhyJ
there’s no reason why any man who'
has a good job, a comfortable home,
happy children, a pretty wife and ro
bust health should be pessimistic at
this time of the year. And you have
all of those blessings."
“It’s all right for a man who has
no wife himself to hand out remarks
of that kind."
"I hope no serpent has crept into
your home.”
“A friend of mine treated me to a
25-cent cigar day before yesterday,
and I took It home and laid it away
so that I could enjoy It after dinner
on Sunday. Yesti rday my wife got a
man who was cleaning up our back
yard to do some extra work for her
and she gave him my cigar. I tell
you, by golly, when a man gets mar
ried ho may as well bid good-by to
real happiness.”
No Further inquiry.
Down at the recent poultry show an
exhibitor told us this:
“Yes, it’r a lot of trouble to raise
hens till you know how. I’ll tell you
a story about that very point. A man
who looked as if he hadn’t had any.
thing to eat for a we<k or so leaned
over the back fence of my park some
time ago. I had my eye on him, and
he saw I had my eye on him, so he
started up a conversation.
" ’Must be a lot of expense to keep
up such a lot of fowls,’ he said.
" ‘Not such a much,’ says I.
"’What's the principal items?’ he
wants to know.
" ’Powder an’ shot,’ I tells him.
"An’, do you know, he never come
back to ask no more questions? Di
plomacy is a good thing to raise hens
with, too."
Mrs. Suburbs—What did you do who
he flower set ds?
Mr. Suburbs—Fed them to the
chickens this morning. I thought I'd
save the poor things the trouble of
scratching them all up as soon as you
,>Lanted them.
Might Be Desirable.
’A president Las tc cat a good deal
tuese times."
“What do you mear?”
"The chief cwecuthe has to attend
£ great many banquets and the like.”
"Seems so. What about it?”
was just thinking that the next
president ought to recognize the grow
ing Importance of thia social side of
the job and appoint at addition to the
cabinet in the Chape of a toastmaster
Her Fatal Lack.
“Why did you refuse to engage that
woman, and she -such a splendid work
er, just because she was deaf and
"Hew do you suppose. If I took her,
I was going to gwt any of the new*s of
the neighborhood 7"
Departed Hair.
"A lock of Napoleon's hair recently
anld for 350 at auction. Pretty high
for a lot k of hair, eh?”
"Oh, I don’t know,” responded the
bald-headed man. "1 think I’d be will
ing to pry at that rate for my own
Lair, if 1 could get it back."
Hard Guessing.
“The terms of today are very con
“How do you mean?”
you hear a man talk about
muck<aking, you do not know wheth
er be is reading the popular magazines
or starting a suburban garden.”
A Dead Give-Away.
Wife-— What would you do, George,
If you were left a widower?
Hub—-Oh. I suppose the same ss you
would do If you were left a widow. .
Wife—Yow horrid wretch! And you
told me you could never car© for any
body else.
Tho Operation.
“How do you suppose a chair of the
Simian language could lie secured In a
“I suppose It might be done with a
monkey wrench.”
A Mean Suggestion.
"The coining of half-cent pieces will
be a great been to many people 1
"Why so?”
“Tttsn lhev can afford to kiva Uns.*
Saving Grace
{Copyright, IVU. by Aaourlotod Utorary Frm)
Esmond tossed the note into a
glowing fire with a smile that was
pot quite pleasant. That was a pity—
be had a handsome mouth, one that
real smiles became wonderfully.
"So I am chosen for the sacrifice,”
he said to himself in the mantel
mirror. "Hanged if I will be. I won’t
let myself be made ridiculous gallant
ing that gawk—not even for Juliette
Man proposes, woman disposes. Just
then there came a rataplan of knocks
—a gay voice cried from outside:
"Open! In the name of the law!
Else we shall break in—we are simply
Inside a minute Esmond had seated
in the easiest chairs, where the fire
glow was warmest, yet mosi beau
tifully tempered, one very, very pret
ty creature, made up it seems of blue
skies, sunshine and rose leaves, and
another tall and dark, pall’d and
heavy of eye.
"You got my note, of course,” the
sunshiny one half chanted. So you
know-all about everything! We've
been buzzing about since noon, get
ting folks to promise what we needed
without the least coaxing. Now —
won’t you please, please give us tea?
And be sure there is a pot of bread
and butter —yes, and jam—and I’d
like some ham or cold tongue."
"Anything else?” Esmond asked.
“No! I think not. Yes, now I
remember, you may call up Phil Dar
ling and tell him he is wanted to
balanoe you at dinner tomorrow
n i ■
evening. Of course, you are coming
—it will so much better to get to
gether before the perlormance." Miss
Sunshine, etherwise Juliette Grayson,
flung at Estnond as be stood with his
baud on tho door knob.
When tb« door had shut upon him
Juliette giggled hushedly. saying
■“He hatca Phil—Hke poison—that is
’why I asked him to call him.”
“I don’t understand,” dark
Juliette broke In imperatively:
"Of course not, beloved gonse. I
don’t believe you understand s thing
about men—lt w-ould never occur to
you to find out. this way. just how* far
gone Jnek Esmond really Is."
“Love—love him?” Grace asked,
breathing hard and reddening a little
over the love.
Juliette nodded saucily. "Well
enough to marry him when I am good
and ready—which won’t be for ages.
Meantime—the queen will amuse her
self. Philip is amusing—you can’t deny
that, solemn, high-toned lady that
you are. Also—there are others,
there wfll be still others. Master Jack
may glvmp all bo likes —I made up
that word just to fit him. Ry and
by he wttl have his reward, but men
should have nothing they don’t earn
in full.”
Grace looked Into the fire. Per
haps it was the flame heat that d?ew
color to her cheeks. Certainly when
Esmond came back she was in a fort
transfigured. Always he had thought
her face hard, even wooden. Now
the mouth was pathetic, the droopLig.
dusk-fringed, heavy lids full of In
finite appeal. At sight of them his
revolt vanished—it would really not
be a hardship to play opposite her In
the tableaux Juliette was improvising
to help a widow —sometime a Grayson
housemaid, whose brakeman-husband
had been brought home to her crushed
out of human shape. Later on there
would be money from bigger sources
—now the girl-widow* and her young
baby had only friends to keep tho
wolf from the door. Sympathy would
pack the town hall—of that there
was not the least doubt. Sympathy
alone, vivid and compelling, had got
the better of Grace Avery’s natural
shyness and made her agree to ap
She was older than Juliette, as well
as taller and richer. 111-natured folk
sold falsely the riches were the root
of Juliette’s liking. Juliette knew of
the saying, but having a warm heart
and a steady bend underneath her
"I Don’t Understand.”
lightnesr, she Ignored it. Rhe «air
truly fond of Grace, also Infinitely
sorry for her. Grace had grown up iu
shadow in a tragic household which
had revolved about her father, a hope
less and fretful cripple. She was
motherless. The lack cut deep when .
she saw dally her father’s mother, a
woman of iron to all else, tender, piti
ful, lavishly loving toward her strick
en son. She had held on to life grim
ly until his life flickered out. Then,
in a week, Grace had found herself
alone. She had gone abroad, hardly
knowing what else to do. Thus she
had come to know Juliette, and in se
quence. Juliette's world.
It bad not taken to her —she was
too shy, too stiff, too direct. Her Im
pulse bad been to send the widow
3500 In such fashion nobody would
know whence it came. Juliette had
stopped that, saying:
"Wait! You shall give it afterward.
If you do it now other folks won't
come to the tableaux; we shall make
nearly as much by them, and you
really have no right to cheat poor
Lizzie out of anything she can get."
Grace had felt the force of this, but
In her mind the 3500 was already
Lizzie’s property. In like manner
she had yielded her own Inclination
against the spotlight and agreed to
appear in "Th<* Huguenot Lovers. ’’
There had been no time for rehears
als. Juliette carried through her
enterprises always in whirlwind style.
And really there was little need —she
had chosen simple, familiar pictures.
With merry malice she had cast Phil
Darling for the hopeless bachelor
squinting at bls darning needle over
a welter of toeless socks, and posed
a pair of lovers so shy they were
wordleFS to set forth "A Leap Year
It was that way all down the line.
Indeed the fitting of the pictures to
the actors In them drew roars of
laughing applause from the ven* first.
What did it matter that the lighting
was feeble, the costuming not over ac
curate? It was different at least—un
like the everyday seeming.
Juliette herself made a stunning
Gretchen, staring wide-eyed at Me
phistopheles in the person of an elder
ly adorer, who offered her all the bead
necklaces of his dry goods empori
um, and poor Anna Roberts, beauless
at almost thirty, thrilled with delight
in the Maiden’s Choice, wherein,
standing before a mirror, she held up
one after another a dozen handsome
masculine photos, and ended by kiss
ing the very last one.
A great night, all Mendon agreed! l
The town was proud of itself, of Its
inhabitant who could plan and exe
cute this on the spur of the moment.)
So it was more than well disposed to-*
ward the very last thing on the bill.
When the Huguenot lovers dawned
upon Its vision, there was even re
doubled applause. Jack Esmond be
came wonderfully his costume, If It
were only near-velvet. and very mod
ern lace. As for Grace, nobody quite
believed bls eyes. She w*as white
rice pow’der assured that —but her
eyes plowed like black diamonds, her
lips were a tremulous scarlet bow.
her clinging pose brought out all the
fine lines of her figure, and made her
a creature delightful to the eye.
But what she looked was nothing
to what Esmond suddenly felt—a
quick suppressed tremor, a wildly
beating heart. When close within his.
arms she lightly bound upon him the
white badge of safety, suddenly he
understood. She loved him—not of
merit, but of free grace. She was a
woman, beautiful, untouched, true and
tender. Juliette! JuHct’e had many,
lovers—he wanted a woman content to
- have but one. So as the curtain fell
! he bent and kissed Grace again, whis
pering softly: "You have truly saved
, —more than my life.”
Eucalyptus OIL
Enormous quantities of eucalyptus
oil have been consumed in the mining
districts In the processes of preparing
sulphides of zinc and lead. About
one-half pound of oil is emulsified by
vigorously shaking it up with 100 gal
lons of water, and with this mixture
the moi«tened or powdered ore is
stirred up. The eucalyptus oil ab
sorbs the sulphide particles and car
ries them to the surface together with
the gold and silver contained in them,
up to 25 per cent, of the actual con
tent of the powdered orc being recov
ered by the process. Tasmanian euca
lyptus oil of the globules variety, pro
duced from the leaves of the bluo
gum and said to be the finest grade of
eucalyptus oil on the market, is now
(Jan. 4) worth 36 cents a pound, an
advance of about 4 cents a pound dur
ing the last twelve months. The oil
utilized in smelting may be obtained
easily from all kinds of eucalyptus
leaves, but. the leaves of the pepper
mint gum are at present the chief
source of supply. This oil is seillng
for 16 to 20 cents a pound.
Morocco's First Railway.
Morocco has a railway! "The world
do move."
To be sure. It is only a very small
railway, with a toy train and toy
cars running on rails only 25 inches
Hut It is a beginner of what may
some time be great things. It is the
first section of the military line which
the French are building from Casa
blanca to Rabat and extends from the
former to Redhala.
As it is running today it resembles
those contractors use for excavating
and grading. But the roadbed is.
significant fact, wide enough for
a full-grown railroad. And the
time may come, sooner than seemed,
possible a decade ago, when this will
be a part of a network of rails that
will open to the rest of the world the
wealth lying idle in the land of thd
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