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NEW SORT OF COMMERCIAL
ARTIST SINCE the suppression of posters in w Paris, merchants, careful of their interests, have looked for a means of calling the attention of the patrons to their goods by means of pictures. Thus it is that one vendor of paints conceived the ingenious idea of giving his store-window into the hands of an artist whom we now see painting a picture thereon.
The passer-by sees at once that there he can find all the requirements for feeding a motor, if he be aviator, automobilist or mechanic; everything necessary for a laboratory if he be chemist, or photographer, all essentials for painting if he be artist, or dauber, and in fact all things necessary to the interior of any place even if it be a menagerie. This is perhaps the best way of advertising without paper.
STRAW FLOWERS THE seedsmen's catalogues list a great
variety of everlasting flowers, so called. A collection of such plants is extremely interesting, and with the flowers beautiful bouquets may be made that will keep for months without fading.
Accompanied by her parents. little Flavia Guidini attain. ed. a height of over 10.000 feet in two days' time. The
photo was taken on the giant glacier.
ladies might wear these natural flowers.
instead of the artificial ones that they like, but although the suggestion seems practical it really requires an avowed exponent of fashion to make the custom popu
row or chasing himself with the intention of committing assault and battery. In this case, one horse was used for the two pictures and the photographer's skill was employed in “making both ends
lar, but why
me et,” joining should it not be
them so that no come popular,
dividing line and why is it
would appear. these flowers
This was a which in them
feat requiring no selves are beau
inconsiderable tiful are not
care on the part more extensively
of the skillful cultivated? Not QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS.
photographer. Flowers that will This is produced by printing two negatives on one paper, keep their beauty from one midsummer to the next or ICE AUTOING BY PROPELLER longer surely have the advantage of the
POWER. delicate ones that last for only a few
THE accompanying illustration shows a. days.
1 German gasoline ice auto in service
on Lake Gorin, near Schonwalde some ON THEIR WAY
distance north of Berlin. The machine
was constructed for the German motor "W e don't know where we're going, yacht club of Berlin and will carry six
W but we're on our way,” might be persons at a speed of 40 miles an hour. the words of the riders of this strange The motor drives an air propeller. quadruped that is traveling north and It is said that this ice auto with one south at once. The picture is one of the person alone on the car has attained the clever effects produced by the use of two enormous speed of nearly 90 miles an negatives printed in part on one paper. hour under favorable circumstances. Photographers find a great
A very efficient brake deal of amusement with
has been provided which such puzzles, one of the
will stop the ice auto when most familiar examples
going at a speed of 40 being the double portrait,
miles an hour within a disin which a man is repre
tance of 400 feet. This sented standing face to
ice auto may take the face with himself, wheel
place of the familiar ice
WHERE IS THE CENTER
PROGRESS in the art of building idea over in India that the earth
aeroplanes has reached the stage is not a disc but a globe, for they
where the various parts must withstill talk about the center of the
stand certain mechanical tests beworld. In Delhi, where the Durbar
fore they prove their fitness for is held, stands a lofty monument,
service on the bird machine. Among or tower that goes by the name of
the most interesting of these deKutub Minor. It is a structure that
vices is one recently built by Protowers far above the temple of
fessor David L. Gallup of the Worwhich it is a part. The appearance
cester Polytechnic Institute, Worof this curious piece of architecture
cester, Mass., for the preliminary is that of a number of tiers of indi
testing of aeroplane propellers. vidual columns, the columns seem
The illustraingly being tied to
tion gives a gether into bundles. At
fair idea of the big intervals there are
construction of balconies. The Kutub
the apparatus. Minor is of especial in
It consists printerest and note in the
cipally of a world over which the
turntable built religion of the teacher
to revolve Buddha holds full sway.
about a heavy Here long ago, tradi
steel post lotion has it a meteor fell, sent by the cated a short distance from the shore in a ruling powers in the mystic world be- small body of water. The turntable is yond this life to mark the center of the built of structural steel throughout and world. In commemoration of this mirac-, equipped with a high power gasoline ulous event, the Kutub Minor was engine near the center of the apparatus erected on the spot that mankind might and a shaft extending to one end through never forget it.
which the power is transmitted to the It is really a very imposing looking propeller to be tested. structure, rising up in a series of futed The tests are made by starting the tiers, each tier marked by a balcony. gasoline engine and allowing the proHigher and higher it rises, tapering as it peller by its pressure against the air to recedes from the earth, above the sur- revolve the turntable about its center suprounding plain. At some little distance port. The quality of the propeller may stands a mosque-like structure connected be judged by the speed with which it is with the main structure through the able to drive the turntable around during medium of masonry work.
BELIEVED BY DEVOUT BUDDHISTS TO BE AT THE CEN
TER OF THE WORLD.
REMARKABLE MONUMENT TO FRENCH POET. This beautiful piece of sculpture stands in the Cours Le Reme, Paris. It was erected to the everlasting memory of
the famous French poet, Alfred de Musset, who was born at Paris, in 1810. and who died there forty seven years later. He graduated from college with high honors and in his twentieth year published his first volume of verse. He was a man of intense passions, loose, irregular habits, and a morbid, introspective mind. He was elected a member of the famous French Academy in
1852. His years were curtailed by his dissolute way of living.
TESTING A TELEPHONE POLE, This photograph shows a machine used by the government Forest Service for testing the telephone poles required for use in the national forests. Under present conditions it is deemed absolutely necessary that all parts of a forest reserve shall be under control through a system of intelligence which has for its principal agency the talking wire. If a fire breaks out anywhere, it is especially important that headquarters shall be notified with the smallest possible delay. The poles are tested to make sure that they are not defective. They must be strong in order to resist storm winds, and it is desirable at the same time that they shall have a reasonable measure of elasticity, so as to bend rather than break,
FLOATING WATER WORKS THE contrivance here shown is used by
the Sanitary District of Chicago for watering the banks of their north channel which runs from Wilmette to Mayfair, where it joins the Chicago River.
Under the contract by which the rightof-way was obtained, the Drainage Board agreed to have sloping grass banks to the channel. Of course, grass had to be sown and frequently watered. Consequently a very great quantity of water was required. This could only be obtained from the City mains at an enormous expense, and in addition to this expense, there would be the expense of laying several miles of pipe.
By the arrangement shown the problem was perfectly solved. Sixteen empty oil barrels support a platform on which is mounted a boiler and a twelve horsepower engine. This engine operates the pumps and drives the propeller by which this queer craft is moved along. The pump is powerful enough to supply several hose nozzles, and the water of course, is drawn directly from the canal.
The captain of this peculiar ship starts getting a supply of coal on board, and firing up at about 4 P. M. He is ready to begin his voyage about 5, and by 2 or 3:00 o'clock in the morning he has watered nearly 300,000 square feet of bank.
canal's banks by night.
Gives Up SOCIAL POSITION TO LEARN CABINET TRADE. Mlle. Bernstein, the 17-year-old daughter of the prime minister of Denmark, who has just apprenticed her self to a cabinet maker. She works from six
in the morning till six at night.