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Buy it this coming week as there is no certainty, of being able to get
one after. this week.
They are being sold in Thirty States. There are 11,992 Contracts
and over 10,000 are sold. It is human to procrastinate and I am giving
all in my territory this last chance to make good. 60 days from now
these contracts will bring a livelv premium.
N-0-N-E FOR SALE
SEE OUR AGENTS
MANAGER OF AGENCIES,
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For: Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah
REAL ROSES TURNED Tj GOLD
Machine Shop Rivals the Product of
FLOWER CURIOUSLY PRESERVED
Qult-k Dip In Metal Bath Retain
Snape and Shadow, bat Snbstnncn
Vanishes Details of Norcl
Roses in a factory! Real roses, . mind
you, pink and Boft and delicate petalled,
rosea sending out their exquisite garden
fragrancu among the odora of oil and
leather and acid, roaea with drops of dew
jewelling their half uncurled leaves, Kil
larneya and American Beauties and Mare
chulNlcls atanding in jar after Jar among
bolts and tool benches and electro-chemica)
baths, real rosea for the basic, material
which this curious factory converta into
metal ' rotebud hatpins for Milady to pin
her fluffy tullo hat aaourely on her pretty
Pqi-haps you've aeon them tn, the city
metal rosebud hatpins in the big Jewelry
stores, wonderfully accurate and true to
nature und have wondored how the artist
secured such faithful reproductions. But
they are the work of no silversmiths.
There la just one place In the world that
turns out these metallized rosebuds, and
that la a little factory in North Chicago.
Heroine perfumed roses come fresh every
morning from the greenhouses, hundreds
of them at 4. ' He, some barely opened.
some with two or three leaves curled back
some closed tlgr and smooth in their
long green calyxes. Here the rosea go
through a new and Interesting process
that turna them into metal, hardening them
beyond possibility of destruction, and re
producing every vein and leaf and rough'
neas of calyx, beyond chance of change.
Details of the Process.
One blue-blouscd lad at his workbench
snips the roses from their stems clip!
and another beside htm wlrea each aepa
rata Vud into a notched frame. Don't
they wilt? The work Is done too quickly.
and then the buds are Instantly dipped
Into a solution that preserves their fresh
ficrss and shape, hardening the petals with
out altering their contour. What la the
solution? "Well, we aren't tollirfg that
not yet," aaya the inventor with a smile.
"It oont ua a good deal of time and pa
Hence and mon?y to discover that. But
here are tho rose drying. Tou might see
tf you could tell what we dip them Into.
There were racks and racks of them
brownish from their dip. as If they had
been varnished, nearly twenty-four hours
out of ' water, but freah and scrips and
curly-petalled aa the moment they were
anlpped from their stems. This batch is
Just, ready for the electro-chemical bath.
In' the eloctro-chemlcal hath they re
main sixty hours, taking up a copper de
posit on the outer petala that hardens
thorn to metal. Gingerly I lifted one of
tho blosaoma by Its wire, and examined It
It waa grayish tn color, and had the dusky
gloss of metal on Its leaves.
'Bee, the rose Is Inside still," said my
guide, ' picking up a discarded bud from
a tray, and tearflng It apart.
Sure enough, there were the rose-leaves
within, brown and dry at. first, but as
layer after layer peeled off, growing
fresher and fresher, until at the center lay
the red heart of the rose Just as In an
"It la heavy, now," explained the In
ventor. "When the metallised flower la
finished. It Is lighter than the original
bud. We burn out the rose. Here is an
oven . containing a batch of roaea now,
burning out the unmetallized petals.
Burning; the Flower.
Ha lifted a hood and disclosed a tray
of rosebuds over a gas burner. Rose-red
they were, but It was with the Intense
heat of the flame beneath them rose-rod
and pale pink and violet and crimson, and
only the empty metal shell of the buds
came out of the furnace to go to the
soldering bonches where the workmen fitted
on the copper capa, tightening up any
loose calyxes .and soldered long German
stiver hatpins 'into the shells. I lifted one
gray simulacrum of a rose and it waa
aa light as A bit of thistle-down a mere
ghost ot a flower.
"After this process Is completed," said
the Inventor at my elbow as I watched a
workman soldering In a pin. "we put the
hatpins Into what we call the copper du
plex bath. 'That la to cover up the Bol
der, give the roses glosa after burning
and weight and strength to the pin. How
long do we leave them in? That depends.
The time varies according to how much
metal they have taken up In the electro
The man In charge at the vat lifted
first one and then another flower, glanced
at it, and put it back. Presently he re
moved half a dozen sweet-pea hatpins
from the rack.
"Can't leave thorn In too long," he ex
plained curtly. "Gets too much metal de
posited on tho tips."
In this room there were bunches of
hatpins drying, and I looked about for
the plating vats.
"We don't plate them oursnlves," ex
plained my guide. "We lnven't the fa
cilities to do It yet. We send them In
to Chicago to be plated and colored. Come
to the offiro and I'll show you how they
look after the finish and colors have been
put on. It's done with an air brush."
All Varieties Represented.
There waa aimoat every finish re pre-
Cleanses beautifies and preserves the teeth and
imparts purity and fragrance to the breath
Used by people of refinement since 1866
aented. French gray, Kngllsh gold, rose
gold, French green, burnished copper, plain
allver and finishes to Imitate every color
and shade of different varieties of roses,
pink roses with silver or gold calyxes.
golden rosea with greon calyxes, deep-
toned American Beauties with ntural green
calyxes every combination of color and
texture until the place looked like King
Midas' garden Itself.
''Don't you make anything but rose
hatpins?" I asked.
"We can, but we don't," said the Inven
tor. "That Is, very lltUe. We had one
order for carnations recently, and later
had a batch of sweet-pea hatpins going
through. Here ara a few metallized dragon-
nies and a metallized snake bracelet, but
they are merely curiosities. We find that
the . roses sell best, and we stick pretty
closely to them. You see, we're too busy
rilling orders to do much experimenting
yet. When we get things going well, and
have larger quarters, we're going Into that
end of the business, and shall branch out.
We can metallize anything that nature
produces from a tiny beetle to a human
The dragon-flies and the snake were
marvels. They looked Ilka the work of
a skilled craftsman In silver an enamel.
"We can metallize any sort of keepsake
so that it will be practically Indestruc
tible," went on the Inventor. "We can
take a bride's wreath of orange blossoms
and metallise it In a perfect reproduction
of the original, so that ahe could keep
1t intact forever. We can make beetle
stick-pins and all that sort of novolty
Jowelry. ' There are great possibilities In
tho Idea, but we can't stop to work them
out Just now." He pointed explanatorily
to a pile of waiting orders on his desk, and
smiled. "We stick pretty closely to our
"Did you originate the Idea?" I asked.
Old ProeiiM Revived.
"Yea, and no," aald the inventor. "From
a commercial standpoint, wo did. Actually,
the process waa diacovered fifty or alxty
years ago In the old country. I camo
across a record of It In an old German
book not long ago. Borne German chem
ists had the Idea, and tried to metal
lise flowers and other objects with some
.success. But the scheme was never taken
up and put on a commercial baala. The
trouble waa that the flowera wilted so
easily that It was hard to keep their shape
Intact. They wilted in the electro-chemical
bath. If they did not wilt before they
were put In. That was our difficulty at
first. The per y cent of waste was so great
that the process was not practical."
"How did you come to tako It up?" I
"Well, there was a French electro-plater
that worked here In North Chicago by the
name of Delamoth. He claimed to have
discovered tho process himself, but I be
lieve that he got the tip in the old country.
At least he worked at the processes for
several years, and succeeded .In metal
lizing flowers quite well. I sold some of
his first pins for him, but he could not
gi J the cost down so that the pin could
retail profitably for less then $2. Now
there are very fejr people who will pay
aa much aa S2 for a hatpin, especially In
the millinery trad, and Delamoth had to
give. It up. But I. had the Idea that It
could 1 do-ie, and ao we formed a com
pany and tried the proposition out. We
got the solution that kept the roaea from
wilting, and as soon as wo found that, the
rest was easy. The coat of produotlon now
Is comparatively small about S cents on
a single hatpin.
Of course, something de-pends on whst
finish Is put on. Wa have to gold or
silver plate each pin before it can be
given a natural color, and those which are
natural-finished, are of course more ex
pensive, than the plain silver or gold pins.
We are making arrangements now to put
In our own plating vats and have all our
coloring done here, which will cut down
the cost of the pins stilt further. We
don't sell to millinery houses, but rather
to Jewelers, and the pins have certainly
made a hit with the trade. Our only com
petitor is this French electro-plater, Dela
moth, who worked fifteen years on the
process. He la In Spokane, Wash., and is
turning out some pins which he sells to
coast dealers. But his output is not nearly
aa large aa ours, and I fancy his percentage
of -waste ' Is a good deal more. We sell
all over the United States, although our
best markot la right here In Chicago."
It la a far cry from the busy little fac
tory In the old town hall of North Chicago
to Milady'a newest Paris confection. Yet
ahe pins her hat with a real rose from the
factory, a real rose, although metallized
Into an enduring form, a rose with vein
and grain and curve of petal, all repro
duced Just 'as It grew, and lacking only
perfume to make it alive. Perhaps next
year she will have her choice between
sweet-peas, carnations, daisies, dandelions,
chrysanthemums or whatever flower .she
may elect to wear on her delicate little
head. There Is no reason why birds and
butterflies cannot be treated In the same
way. Perhaps she may wear a snake
bracelet, made out of a real snake ush!
let's not think about It! Sura H. Blrchell
in Technical World Magazine.
It Is an easy matter to dp business
through The Bee Want Ad columns.
o Place for Pictures.
An Incident In which humor and pathos
were combined occurred In the Italian set
tlement of Philadelphia the other day after
a mission worker had handed a little
Italian child a picture card.
."Here, little girl," said the woman, "you
can take this home and hang It on the wall
of vour home."
"We has no walls In our room," said the
"No walla," said the worker, looking
"That's right. There are five families in
the loom where we live, one In each orne-.'
and we live in the middle of the room, so
you see we ain't got no walla to hang any-
tim g on. pnilaueipnia fress.
HUMAN HEADS AS TROPHIES
Hunting jChinese Skulls Favorite Pas
time for the Formosani.
FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF HATRED
When China Hands Over Island to
Japs Latter Discover Rarbed
Sting Whose Poignancy
Fat Is Out of Style
To paraphrase Caesar's remark, the dt
rectolre gown came was seen and has
conquered. 80 fat ladles are reduced, so
to speak, to the necessity of either reduc
ing at a very rapid rate or eliminating
themselves from public view until the
fashion dies out. Otherwise they risk be
ing ridiculous. '
Since many fat ladles will not eliminate
themselves, however, but, per contra, will
Insist on wearing the curveless gown, 110
course la open to this well meaning sen be
other than to tell them how they may
eliminate the fat.
What la there, then, that reducea the fat
aafely? What pleasant, inexpensive ar
ticle ia there on druggist's shelves that
can reduce a pound a day without caus
ing wrinkles or stomach ache? What can
the pharmacist offer at an Improvement
over acanty victuals or ten 111 lie walks
without breakfast? " there anyih.ng
pleasant to take and inexpensive to buy
that will reduce one ujnormly, qulcaly
and Innocently thirty pounds a month?
Here la the answer. Either write the
Marniola Company. Detroit, Mich., or ask
your local drugglat for . Maxmola Pre
scription Tablets, and for 7sa they or
he will give you one large case of these
safe fat reducers, containing ao generous
a quantity of tablets that sometime on
case only Is needed to produce the de
alrrd results. Can you match that for a
simple aoiution of your problem I
When the Chinese handed over to Japan
the rich Island of Formosa according to
the treaty of Shlmonosekl following the
Chinese-Japanese war of 1896. that acquisi
tion contained a barbed sting, which the
Japanese have felt with Increasing poig
nancy alnce they started to develop the
Jungle Interior of the Island. That sting
was the hatred of the native savages
against the Chinese.
Mr. Iaral, chief of the Formosan Admin
istration bureau, has recently pointed out
to the government at Toklo that the cuBtom
of collecting Chinese heads, Indulged in by
the aborigines during the years of Chinese
administration, has not been abated, merely
because the ruling heads In the Island now
do not wear a queue. According to Mr.
Imal, the Chinese went to Formosa about
400 years ago and Inaugurated a system of
wholesale plunder. It Is recorded that
they robbed' the natives on every hand,
maltreated their women and In one Instance
Bet fire to a forest In which they had over
1,000 natives surrounded and murdered
the helpless savages as they ran from the
: "Babes were taught to hate the Chinese,"
aay the Japanese official's report, "and
boys were taken by their fathers to the
heights to look down upon the Chinese
cities and curse them."
Head Hunting; Custom.
Out of this condition of misrule arose
the Formosan custom of garnering Chines:
heads. Head hunting had always beer
more or less of a gentlemen's sport amon
the savages, but because of the Inlquitle
practiced by their masters the, Formosant
set a very high value , upon the severed
and carefully cured head of a Chinaman.
"The satisfaction of the Alyu (savages)
was very great," continues Imal's report,
"when they saw the Japanese armies fight
ing to subdue the Chinese Immediately after
the cession of tlie island to Japan. They
thought the Japanese were avenging their
wrongs and they welcomed and befriended
our army. The physical resemblance of the
Japanese to the aborigines did much toward
making them friendly toward us..
"But when the Chinese subjugation had
been completed and the Japanese became
the protectors of the Chinese as well as of
the aborigines, it became incumbent upon
us to punish severely thuse who went out
hunting Chinese heads. Then there waa a
revulsion In the sentiment tf the aborigine,
toward the Japanese, and appaiently think
ing the Japanese to be taking side with
their enemies, the Chinese, they nvw carry
out their head hunting promiscuously and
both Japanese and Chinese are made flielr
.virt'irs. We have bought the quar-cl of
he Chinese, as the ayli.g goes, and we are
paying dearly for It.
All Shalla Look Alike.
But, according to the Japaneae official,
the kind of head that la gathered by tha
Formosan brother does not matter ao much
after all. Head hunting la so thoroughly
a part of tha aocial usage of the Alyu that
In Mr. Imal's opinion they can never bo
brought to forego, that custom.
The human head, for instance, ta a
necessary offering to the ceremony of sow
ing the millet In spring. Whenever a dis
pute breaks out between tribes or families
the first of the disputants to bring into
camp the head of one on the other aide
wins the case. The young woman of the
tribe favors the youth seeking her in mar
riage who has the largest string of dried
heads over the door of his hut.
Mr. Imal says that no set rules of war
fare can prevail agalr st the Formosans.
The aborigines shield themselves in the
rectises of their rugged mountains and
from the shelter of trees und rocks they
pick off tho Japanese soldiers massed on
tha roads with ease. They run up and
down the hills and from tree to tree with
the agility of monkeys and they use their
repeating rifles, bought from the Chinese,
with expertness and deadly effect.
"rince l&MS there have been thousands of
r.kirmiahes between the Japanese and the
savages and fourteen big fights," Mr. Imal
reports. Two hundred unii elghty-twq
Jspunefce and 2.263 friendly Formosans have
been killed In U.ee twelve years of guer
rilla Warfare. Thero is no need to hurry
in the work of subjugating the whole is
land at a such sacrifice, he concludes.
Musings of a Cynic.
Putting it on ico won't always keep a
Too many people mistake an excuse for
Love Is blind. That is, it Is born blind,
but It soon gets Its eyes open.
Many a man Is rich hi experience who
can't raise the price of a meal.
A woman has as much fun getting her
fortune told as a man has making his.
Even when some fellows land In jail
they expect their friends to help them out.
Some young men propose to u girl on
their knees and some on their uppers.
Age brings wisdom, but the trouble Is It
doesn't leave us much time to use It.
The thief generally suffers In the end.
Even the fellow who steala a kiss may be
obliged to marry the girl. New York
The cornerstone of the new Church of
the Ascension, St. Iouls, was laid Satur
day of last week. It is to be- the hand
somest Episcopal church building tn that
East Baltimore Station Methodist Epis
copal church Is 135 years old. It has 7u)
members and 600 In Its Sunday school. Its
blrtiaday was appropriately celebrated last
Rev. Sarah Dixon, who has a church in
Lowell, Mass.. has resigned her pulpit and
will go to Oxford university In England.
She was ordained In 181)7 as a Congrega
tional minister and is a graduate of two
The Church of the Transfiguration. New
York, which by 1ls popular title of "Little
Church Around the Corner" Is affection
ately known by Americans everywhere,
held the most impressive services In its
history on the afternoon of November 17.
Then was dedicated Its new and costly
mortuury chapel reared In memory of the
Rev. George Hendric Houghton, founder
of the parish and uncle of the present
At a Boston meeting of the. Home Mis
sionary society Miss Frances Emerson
spoke on "The Daily Paper as a Home
Missionary Textbok." She said that a
(glance at tho contents of a newspaper
would tell the mission worker more than
she could learn through any other source
of the needs of -her efforts. Tales of Im
morality, drunkenness and misery In the
slums, the possibility of sectarianism in
politics; these and many other things meant
work for her and the dully papers kept her
Informed of the tasks at hand.
Fifty years ago, on October 31, 18M. five
brothers occupied a pew at the dedication
of St. Michael's church, Cambridge Junc
tion. Micii. On October 81 last the same
brothers occupied the same pew st the
celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of
the dedication. They are A. F. Dewey,
George lewey. F. 8. Dewey, I.' S. Dewey
and J. V. Dewey. The church was organ
ized in 1K40 and since that time Its records
have been carefully kept by two persons,
Francis S. Uewev and his son. John W.'
Dewey, who Is the present clerk.
Mont people are so satisfied with their
morality that they go to church chiefly to
sh w it off.
IS YOUR NOSE YOUR MISFORTUNE
"IN DOMESTIC. BUSINESS, SOCIAL OR PROFES
SIONAL LIFE. IMPROVED PERSONAL APPEAR
ANCE HAS BECOME A MODERN DAY AECES8ITY."
A nose the most
prominent feature of
HO LOST TIME
How often we fail to appreciate our own facial defects and yet In
stantly notice them In others.
Every man and every woman owea It to himself or herself to look
aa well aa possible. .
Harmony of feat urea la as essential to good looks as to harmony of
notes to a chord of music, and often this harmony la ruined by an ugly
nose or feature -metlme the defect being; very slight,
A conspicuous or Irregular nose, lip or ear Is to the face like a mis
placed note In a chord of music.
Consultation is free either personally or by letter.
DR. CLEMENT CO.
828 W. Fifth St
Hurl ban Bldg.,
8d floor, Suite 10
20 S. 15th, Cor. Douglas.
2d floor. Suite 218.
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