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HUGE MONOPLANE THAT, IT IS CLAIMED. WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF SAFE AVIATION,
It is constructed by J. F. Cooley. Rochester, N. Y.
But the specimen shown in the photograph has had part of its rough outer coat removed in a lathe.
NATURE AS A BOX-MAKER
w FEW people have any notion that " Brazil nuts grow in spherical boxes somewhat resembling cocoanuts in shape and size. Such a box, contrived by nature, as it hangs on the tree, will contain a considerable number of the threecornered nuts, packed so skillfully that if once removed nobody can ever get them back again into the receptacle. The substance of which the latter is made resembles wood, and is so hard that it can scarce be cut with the sharpest knife.
How BRAZIL Nuts Grow. The out-held in the hand-grew in the "box."
filling the olu, abandoned mine workings. ducted beneath the railroad right of way More than 16,000 cubic yards of waste at a depth of 140 feet. Ore pockets of gravel, or tailing, from a nearby zinc and mammoth dimensions were mined out, lead mine, were forced through four leaving vast, gloomy caverns, the crust eight-inch drill holes sunk squarely in the of earth between the drifts and the railcenter of the track at intervals of about road tracks above being, in some intwenty feet apart.
stances, so thin that there was possibility Former mine development was con of the ground caving, and, at intervals,
several disastrous cave-ins actually resulted, the track being left sagging like a iimp string across the dizzy opening of the shadowy pit. Where the ground caved in thousands of cubic yards of dirt were dumped in and eventually the yawning opening was filled, but in the mammoth caverns yet untouched and which, it would seem, could not be reached without shooting in the surface earth, there was a lurking danger that threatened at any moment to leave the track suspended
in a most disastrous position indeed in READY TO BE MOVED AT FULL SPEED.
AN AUTOMOBILE DESIGNED TO CONVEY A WHEELED GUN FOR GREAT DISTANCES
AT HIGH SPEED.