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A CLEVER INVENTION OF A CLEVER AMERICAN.

A. L. Wilaman and his auto-sled.

to be put into the ears as the noise caused by the exploding gas was tremendous.

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COMMEMORATES BALLOON

FALL
ABOUT four miles from Ware, in

Herefordshire, England, may be seen a stone, depicted here, marking the spot where the first English balloon fell or landed.

It bears the following odd inscription : “Let Posterity Know And Knowing be Astonished That On the 15th Day of September 1784 Vincent Lunardi of Lucca in Tuscanny The 1st Aerial Traveller in Britain Mounting From the Artillery Ground in London and Traversing the Regions of the Air For Two Hours And Fifteen Minutes In this spot Revisited the Earth On this Rude Monument For Ages be Recorded That Wonderous Enterprise Successfully Achieved by power of Chemistry And the Fortitude of Man That Improvement in Science Whith The Great Author of all Knowledge Patronizing by His Providence The Invention of Mankind Hath Graciously Permitted To Their Benedit And To His Own Eternal Glory.'

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A BOLD WOMAN MOUN

TAIN CLIMBER.
On the Scheaporn peak, in

the Swiss Alps.

A SLED SIMILAR TO A

BICYCLE.
It is propelled by a rod

near the center.

THE STRANGE WAY IN
WHICH COCOA PODS
GROW ON THE

TREE.
They project from the
trunk in odd pro-

tuberances,

Where The First English BALLOON FELL.

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A GERMAN NOVELTY-
THE ETRICH MONO-
PLANE IN FLIGHT.

NEW TYPE OIL DERRICK
N this page is shown a photograph

of a new type of oil derrick recently
put into use in some of the oil fields of
the eastern states. This rig is found to
be fully as serviceable as the old standard
plank rig and can be built at a fraction
of the cost of the old style derrick. In
fact to the scarcity and high price of
lumber is due the introduction of this
modern type of rig. The derrick shown
in the picture is in operation in the Penn-
sylvania oil fields and is 61 feet high.
The legs, spliced near the center, are
held together by clamps, having been put
together on the ground and raised with
the drilling machine.

CHURCH BELLS ON A

TREE,
This was a scene in San-

tiago after the American
bombardment. The
church being destroyed,
the undaunted priest
found a place for his bells,

AN OIL DERRICK OF NEW

DESIGN IN USE IN
PENNSYLVANIA.

ELECTRIC RECORDING COM

PASS
THROUGH the agency of delicate

contacts on a compass, and the com-
munication of the corresponding electric
currents to a recording stylus controlled
by two magnets, an electric recording
compass has been perfected by a Western
inventor which promises to become in-
dispensable to the mariner. The com-
pass proper makes the observations au-
tomatically and communicates them
through two conductors to the recording
mechanism enclosed in a cabinet in the
pilot house or elsewhere. The device is

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A RAM WITH FOUR HORNS

FROM THE CEDAR MOUNTAINS IN SOUTH

AFRICA. A curiosity that aroused interest in Capetown,

THE Etrich MONOPLANE ON THE EARTH.

It seems to rest like a huge bird.

ELECTRIC COMPASS WITH
RECORDER, CONNECTED

FOR USE.

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as Nature only can. An ingenious feature of the instrument is the circuit changer, which automatically throws the instrument on a set of batteries if the dynamo current for any reason should give out, and again switches the dynamo current in when it is again in operation. Each chart lasts 31 days and the time and date is printed thereon, the time being graduated to five minute spaces, so that it is the easiest thing in the world for any one acquainted with the work to ascertain whenever it may be so desired, the time down to the fraction of a minute.

THE NEGRO AS HE IS TODAY.

so designed as to produce a continuous record of the direction of the ship with relation to time; so that the direction in which a ship was moving at any hour and minute can be determined at a glance by the officers in charge at any time thereafter from an inspection of the records produced.

The clock movement which controls the chart in the recording mechanism allows it to pass by the recording point 27/2 inches every hour. The clock is wound by electricity automatically and requires no attention whatever on the part of any human being, the mechanical laws of Nature carrying out the essential work

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THE MATERIAL EVOLUTION OF THE NEGRO RACE. Models made by a well-known sculptor who keeps his identity secret. This photo shows the landing in America

of the first negro slaves.

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