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BACK TO THE FLINT
THE story is told of an old lady who

saved matches by keeping the gas burning all the time, and yet ridiculous as this may sound, the millions of matches manufactured each year by the numerous match factories in this country, bear silent witness to the fact that it is no small item of expense in American life. In order to eliminate the necessity of carrying the match a versatile inventor has revived the flint and steel of our grandfather's day and placed it upon the market in a new and unique form. The lighter looks like a pistol and is so constructed that when a trigger is pulled a steel bar, having its surface roughened, issues for a short distance from the muzzle and in doing so passes across a piece of fint. This produces a shower of sparks sufficient to light any gas jet.

WORLD'S MIGHTIEST SHIP.
The latest leviathan of ocean liners after she was

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successfully launched.

LAUNCHING OF THE OLYMPIC, WORLD'S GREATEST STEAMSHIP. This vessel represents all that is newest, best, fastest and most luxurious, as well as biggest, in ocean

greyhounds. She is 860 feet long and of 48,000 tons burden.

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JAPANESE Tallow Trees. Experimental planting of trees that yield a high grade

oil useful in the arts.

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JAPANESE TALLOW TREES FXPERIMENTS made at the United carbone or more Brown. Te

States government's plant testing gardens at Fort Brown, Texas, in growing the Japanese tallow tree have proved so successful that many of these trees have been distributed among the farmers of the lower Rio Grande Valley section and considerable attention is being devoted to their cultivation. It is stated that the nuts of these trees contain an oil which is used in the manufacture of a high grade of varnish and that the product is in great demand in this country. The climate and soil of the extreme southern portion of Texas where the trees are being grown seems splendidly adapted to them. The trees, of orna

WHERE Kings ARE MEASURED.

Column in Roskilde Cathedral, near Copenhagen, where mental appearance, are of quick growth. C

the height of many sovereigns is registered.

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TINY MODEL OF A TROLLEY CAR. Made by Lester L. Kneeland of Lynn, Mass. It is perfect in mechanism but not even big enough

to hold "little son."

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BUILDING A CONCRETE BRIDGE IN A DAY.
Remarkable scene on the Pennsylvania, where a bridge was built in a day at York, Pa.,

without delaying trains.

CONCRETE BRIDGE IN A DAY
PROBABLY never before in the his-

tory of railroading has a permanent bridge been erected as quickly as that recently built by the Pennsylvania Company in the suburbs of York, Pa. It is built of nine large slabs of reinforced concrete, which after being molded to exact dimensions were placed alongside the railroad, convenient to the bridge that was to be replaced. At the appointed time two immense steam cranes, mounted on cars, tore up one-half of the old bridge bodily, tracks, spans and all, and deposited it on the solid ground. One by one the great blocks of concrete were lifted into place, but so rapidly was the work accomplished that in thirty minutes after the first half of the old bridge was removed the new section was there to take its place, with track all. laid ready for the passage of trains.

The other half of the bridge was replaced in much the same manner, and the entire structure was completed in a single day and not a single train delayed on account of the work, and the bridge is located on one of the busiest sections of the road, trains following one another very frequently.

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INDIAN IRRIGATION. Man and wife drawing water to put on the fields with what is known in India as the donkli. The most primitive way to water crops. Labor and life are equally

cheap.

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HERE'S WHAT THE IGUANODON WAS LIKE. Curiously resembling the Kangaroo in its general appearance this prehistoric beast was of colossal size and

was a dangerous customer. He stood twenty-five feet high when upreared.

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THIS FELLOW WAS SIXTY-SIX FEET LONG.
He is called the Diplodocus and his back seems strong enough to carry the epithet.

relief from their skin diseases or other curate specimens, so far as science can afflictions. The bath is quite symmetrical tell, of the great beasts that roamed this and is conveniently placed for such a globe in the distant past. purpose.

In all, some thirty are to be erected.

The work is being carried out by Mr. J. BEASTS OF A BYGONE AGE

Pallenburg, a well known animal sculp

tor. They are being built around the AT Mr. Carl Ilagenbeck's famous ani- shores of a delightful little lake, some

mal park at Stellingen, near Ham- three acres in extent. These weird beasts burg, there are now being erected life- of almost countless ages ago are being size representations of the great monsters built up of that very handy substance, that inhabited this earth millions of years cement, and at the time of writing some ago. The idea of the proprietor is to fifteen were already out of the builders' present to public view faithful and ac- hands.

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THESE WATER DWELLERS ARE KNOWN AS TRICERATOPS. They look like the mistakes that nature made in her first attempts to produce animals of strength and beauty.

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