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AUTO-Chair in Use. vards of New York and Chicago. By many this new type of vehicle is already proclaimed the automobile's successor. It can be manufactured much cheaper than the automobile, and for shopping and light usage it has no equal. The chair takes the form of a low phaeton without a cover. There are four wheels — two large rear wheels, and two small ones under the foot rest. All are pneumatictired. The seats are upholstered in cane like those in street cars. Behind the seat
Belt Conveyor Carrying Coal.
all substances except those which will directly destroy the belt by chemical action or heat-can be handled in this
to the chart of the town, shows the point where the shell fired along trajectory D has burst. Errors in gunnery are thus corrected by wireless telegraphic signals to the firing ship.
Similarly by observing times of report of gun in ship 3, ships i and 2 can learn their position relative to that vessel.
In Fig. 3, L and L, are signalling stations on shore. S, is a friendly ship approaching a quay. The base-line L L, is known. L and L,, at intervals of 30 seconds, sound a signal, at the same time notifying the moment of sounding to S, by Hertzian waves. The distances SL
DOUBLE LIGHTNING FLASH,
An unusual coincidence caught by the camera.
FLORAL CLOCK AT St. Louis Exposition.
and S,L, are thus ascertained, and the ship learns her position. Similar observations taken at S.. S.. S.. S. give the dotted triangles, and bring the vessel safely in. In war time the base-line is given by two moored cruisers RR, which, by the same method of signals, give the ship the series of triangles
picture during a thunderstorm, and, after waiting for nearly an hour and obtaining only specimens of sheet lightning, noted a flash which began near the center of the line of vision and shot downward. As was about to close the shutter of the lens, he was surprised to note another flash which extended from right to left nearly meeting the vertical bolt. He left the shutter open with the result that appears in the picture. It is probably the only case on record where two flashes of lightning have ever been photographed in such quick succession, or have assumed such a peculiar shape.
*The numbers and letters on the telemeter correspond with the ships and distances observed.
the central portions of which are exposed while the ends are covered by plates. There are two kinds of bars—the stationary guide bars and the sliding bars. The guide bars, on their upper surface, have the numerals i to 9 equally spaced in regular sequence from left to right. Between the guide bars, and adapted to move from right to left or left to right, are the sliding bars. Each of these bars is about twice as long as the exposed portion of the guide bars, and has on its upper surface a series of projections or knobs, spaced at the same intervals as the numerals on the guide bars. When these bars are moved to the right or left, the figures indicating results appear in the U-shaped openings at the right of the operating section. The result figures are read down, or toward the operator, and are in plain sight, yet so placed that there is no danger of confusing them with the numerals on the guide bars.
Different sliding bars represent different orders in the decimal notation—the lowest or nearest slide being units, the next tens, the next hundreds, and so onthe top bar being hundreds of millions. Guide words and figures on the plates make everything plain to the beginner.
THE LOCKE ADDER,
Maid of the Mist THE REMARKABLE IMAGE shown
in the accompanying photograph was developed on a film which was exposed by a tourist at Niagara Falls The trava
Mr. Locke has named his invention the "Locke Adder;" but it can also multiply, subtract, divide, and perform all other kinds of arithmetical work in about onefourth the time taken by the most skilled accountant. There is no need of an expert accountant to do the work of this machine. So far as the calculations are concerned, he might be discharged at once, and the office boy could be taught to do his work in a day. Thus machinery
y is not only doing away with manual labor, but it is beginning to take the place of brains.
With the Locke adder, calculating of any kind becomes purely a mechanical process. Thinking is not necessary, more than is required to place the fingers on the numbers indicated in the problem one has to solve. All the living accountant has to do is place his fingers on the keys. The machine—the inanimate accountant—will do the rest, quicker by far than the human accountant, and it will never make the slightest mistake. It is impossible for the machine to err.
The machine, invented by man, that can perform all these things, will not weigh a third as much as the best human accountant's brain. It is a very small contrivance-weighing just 7 ounceswhich can be placed in a corner of the desk, or used as a paper weight, or carried in the pocket. Its ability never becomes impaired from intemperance or overwork, it is honest, and ever in readiness to solve the most intricate problems.
The adder consists of a frame or casing containing a series of parallel bars,
Two-LEGGED Cats. Their tails partially serve the purpose of hind legs.
as a cruise in a sailing vessel. The suit is of India rubber and opens in the center. On the outside are air-tight compartments large enough to carry all necessary supplies, including an instrument to scare away pillaging fish. The suit rests lightly on the waves almost one half of it being above water. The wearer may lie down or stand up in it.
Biped Cats THESE KITTENS are very much like
other kittens with the exception that they have no hind legs. Out of a litter of seven, they were born with but four legs between them. However, this makes but very little difference, as they are able to support themselves on their tails, and can get about without difficulty and very quickly. They are now several months old, and as active and healthy as the average feline. Mrs. Taylor, their owner, is a colored woman residing in Baltimore. She is very proud of her pets, and has refused an offer of $10 each for them.
Joseph PROBST in His Life Suit.
Joseph Probst of Geneva, Switzerland. After him it is named the Probst Life Suit. A person can don the suit, it is claimed, as quickly as he can place an ordinary life belt around him ; and when
A Hurricane's Path THIS PICTURE is a forcible reminder
of what the wind can do in the space of five minutes. It is a view of the track of a hurricane which passed over a part of the city of Baltimore. Directly in