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THE 13KK: OMAHA, THTRSDAY, XOVKMHKK 7, 1912
LIMBO OF MANY INVENTIONS
Where Are the Epoch-Making Mar
vels of Yesterday?
MANY DROP OUT OF SIGHT
Aotnble ( ullrrllnn 0r Some Pnth
Ilrenkrrn lor thr Modern Ma
chine Ihnt .Voir Utile
I he World.
In what has been termed a "retrospec-,
trvo marine exhibition" held In Glasgow'
to commemorate the launching of the
steamship Comet, there will b on view
this autumn an unusual array of mod
els of vessels which were the pioneers
of steam navigation. In addition to one
of the Comet, which was the first steam
ship to be put Into successful commer
cial operation In Europe, the Rood cit
izens of Glasgow and tho strangers
within her gates will have the privilege
of seeing, among other things of Interest
to lovers of tho sea, the models of the
Dutch armor-clad monitor De Tygcr;
the- gunboat Jackal, the first Iron war
vessel built on the Clyde; the II. M. 8.
Krcbus, one of the" first of the armor
clads In the British navy, built during
the Crimean war, and. the Charlotte
Dundas, tho first really practical steam
ship. Knowledge of what Glasgow had In
tore for those Interested in seeing the
presentiment of the epoch-making Inven
tions of other days, led to an inquiry as
:o the fate and whereabouts of the mod
Ms or the working originals of other of
the great Inventions which havo played,
so large a part In creating the problems
which modem society has to solve. Nat
urally, many. If not most, of these orig
inals have been lost to slgl)t, and their
going went unrecorded. v But some of
the originals and some of the models
are still In existence In museums, and
such like places. Naturally there is no
way of tracing at this distance what be
came of the first cannon, that might or
might not have been used against mailed
knights In the middle ages, but meant
nevertheless the end of a whole system
of society and economies. Hut the first
steam locomotive, which did as much as
anything else to build up the conditions
whlcli surround us now and shape the
present mode of life, Is actually still In
Stephenson' Old llocket.
Stephenson's llocket, Invented In 1S29
to bo the precursor of the mighty pas
senger and freight engines of today, Is
now preserved for tho benefit of man
kind at the Victoria and Albert mu
seum in London. In that samo museum
is also the original of Hargreaves' weft
sptnnlng jenny which was Invented 'in
1761 and first' put to tne test In 176S,
causing, as everyone knows, something
of a revolution In the spinning Industry
in Great Britain and elsewhere. Another
of the great Inventions In the field of
cotton, figuratively speaking; Ell Whit
ney's cotton gin, Invented In 1792 and
still In use practically unchanged, has
also been preserved to posterity in its
pristine form. It ' Is In Washington.
"""With It Is also the model upon which
the original patent was Issued.
In Now York is to be found an original
of: high Interest In this day of tunnel
ing under ground. It Is the flrst-or pos
sibly the second jt.-ciilar shield ever
used to construct a tunnel after the pres
ent method, and now lies deep tinder
City Hall park, not precisely nandy for
the purpose of public exhibition and In
struction. Of locomotives and railroad carriages,
the Kleld museum at Chicago has, per
haps, the best collection. There many
of the primitive and dreadfully uncom
fortable looking contrivances that caused
wonder to worthy citizens not so many
decades ago by their speed of fifteen or
twenty miles an hour over bumpy and
uneven rails, are to be seen.
There are, of course, cases in which
such originals cannot be preserved, how
ever much tho scientific or the Bentl
mental may desire to treasure them. This
was the case with one of the earliest
balloons that ever left the "too, too solid
earth." This balloon, constructed at
Paris In 1783 by the brothers Robert, un
der tho direction of J, A. C. Charles and
after the pattern of the flro balloon built
by Joseph Michel and Jacques Etlenne
Montgolfler near Lyons, ascended on Au
gcest 26 of that year from Uie Champ de
Mars. As It rose successfully to a height
of about 3,000 feet, the enthusiasm of the
huge crowd knew no bounds. For fifteen
miles it sailed and then descended near
Gonesse. Here it met with anything but
an enthusiastic reception, however. The
OS ACCOUNT OP FOUL BREATH
THEN READ BELOW
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I can cure it.
All you need to do Is simply this: Fill
out coupon below.
Don't doubt, don't argue.. You have
everything to gain, nothing to lose by
doing as I tell you. I want no money
Just' your name and address.
This coupon good for one trial pack
age of Gauss' Combined Catarrh Cure,
mailed free in plain package. Sim
ply fill in your name and address on
dotted lines below and mall to
O. B. DAUBS, 3923 Main Street,
j peasants were so much terrified at the
astounding apparition that landed in their
midst that they promptly tore tho balloon
to shreds. Thus one original was lost to I
tWWlprif V. Tin. Hnllnm, nf IK nnl. '
- -- - ...... j . . . v .'WIUBVU' a
icm, miicn cameo, aiou mo nrsi aerial
passengers, a sheep, a duck and a cock,
has left no record of Its later history
while the Immense bag with which l.u
nardl thrilled London was later exhibited i
at the Pantheon and then lost to sight
I.ont Marine Murrela, !
The fate of the originals of maritime In
ventions apparently has been especially
unfortunate. FVw of them remain, Thus
Ericson's Monitor, that squat war vessel
which caused so much wonder and con-1
sternatlon In the civil war days, was
sunk off tlie coast of Carolina on Decem
ber 31. IRC The Great Eastern, largest
of ships until the coming of the twentieth
century leviathans, had an Ignominious
ending. It was sold at auction on October
28, 1S8R, for the sum of $115,000. Ilobert
Fulton's Claremont, which In 1807 made
the memorable first trip up tho Hudson
to Albany, passed so completely out of
eight that It wns with great difficulty
that a copy of the famous veeeel could be
mndo for the recent' Hudson-Fulton celc-
bratloru Since that celebration the re
production of the Claremont has been
moored at various points along tho river,
like the copy of the Half Moon, which
waa Its companion In the Joint celebra
tion. Among the other products of the con
structive mind that have dropped out of
sight may be mentioned Gottlieb Dalm
ler's Invention of an Internal combustion
motor using petroleum spirit. This de
vice, which came to light In 18S3, was the
ancestor of the modern gasoline engine.
Gone, too, are Butler's motor trlcyole of
the same year and the motor boats of
Daimler, which ran in the Paris exhibi
tion of 1S87.
Better fortune has attended the first
fire engine in America, but tills was not
an inventor's original. Tho machine wus
presented to the fire department of Shel
burne, Nova Scotia, by King Georgo III,
and It is still in the department's posses
sion. A Httlo WOodcn-wheeled wagon
about the sice of a pony cart. Its lop.
sided leather buckets, and few feet of
leather hoee, seem ludicrous as weapons
against fire. The pumping principle
which this primitive flro engine embodied
was part of nearly all machines of llko
purpose, however, until the coming of
the steam fire engine in tho 60s. So
diminutive Is tho gift of George III that
certainly not more than three men on a
side could have manned Its lovers. ..
If there are few originals left to show
the 'Precise, concrete form which inventive
genius has taken, the supply of models
of these Inventions Is much more plenti
ful, at least in so far as tills country Is
concernod. In Washington, there are
thousands of them', although serious In
roads on their numbers have been made.
Tho original patent law, dated 1790, re
quired that with each invention submitted
for patent there should be sent "a writ
ten description, accompanied by a draught
or mftdel, and explanations and models."
Tho law of 1870 provided that no model
need bo furnished unless the commissioner
of patents required It. This provision
arose from the fact that the patent office
was overcrowded, and that, as tho art of
Illustration Improved, the actual model
became unnecessary. There were certain
types of Inventions to which this did not
apply, however. Thus, models were al
ways required for perpetual motion ma
chines, and, until about ten years ago, for
The government still holds an Immensely
rich collection of these relics. They show,
among many other things, the history of
the loom, the sewing machine, and steam
navigation. Among them there Is the
model of the first steam engine that ran
the first cotton gin; one of Silas Farmer's
magnelc engines, tho first to draw a train;
the sewing machines of Howe, Wilson,
Singer and WHIcox & Glbbs, and the
Morse telegraph of 1830-40.
In the medely of Inventions are to be
found also tho models of the Bell tele
phone of .1876; Edison's phonograph of
1978 and electric lamp of 1880; tho Houso
printing telegraph of 1846; Thurber's type
writer of 1843,; the Hoe, Bullock, and Gor
don printing presses; the Savage time
clock of 1847,-and Blanchard's lathe of
1828. No less Interesting, perhaps, than
these models of inventions which have
played so large a part In civilization are
those of purely freakish character, or
those which owe their value to their In
ventors' personalities. To this class be
long the rocking chair to which an auto
matic fly fan Is attached, Sonnenberg &
Kleiner's electric whale-killer of 1852, and,
last, but not least, A. Lincoln's "means of
lifting veBselB over shoals," patented in
1849. New York Post.
FALL DOWNJJN THE BIBLE
Michigan University Students Shovr
Lamentable Iirnorance of the
Book of nooks.
They are still laughing at the University
of Michigan over the examination papers
received by Prof. Rankin of the rhetoric
department, in response to questions he
put to one of his classes. He wanted to
know how much they know about the
Bible and found an ignorance that would
have done credit to a Hottentot.
"Jesus Christ died at a good old age,"
was the opinion of a taw student. There
seemed to be a diversity of opinion as to
the language In which the Bible was orig
inally written. One man who did not
want to slight any of the ancient lan
guages wrote, "Hebrew, Greek and
Arabic." Two others replied, "Sancrlt"
and "Sanscript." Another wrote, "Latin,
German, French and Early English."
They all knew that Solomon hod a
temple, but there waa a division of opin
ion as to where it was located. One stu
dent wrote, "The temple of Solomon was
found In Babylon." Others said, "In
Tyre" and "In Asia Minor."
One question was "To what things were
the following names given; (a) Nebo,
(b) Jordan, (c) Slnal, J) Galilee, (e)
Nazareth, (f) Nazarine and (g) Nazarite."
The answers were; fa) To a river. To
a river in Egypt. To a city. To a moun
tain where Christ preached. To a plain.
To a region. The. name of a man. To
the father of Joseph, and to the grave of
Moses, (b) Refers either totbe Wver
Jordan or to the man who took Moses'
place as the head of the Israelites.
Slnal was a stickler also. One thought
it was a kingdom, while another was sure
it was the place of the landing of the ark.
(d) Galilee was 4i place In which Christ
loved to be. It was also a country in
Asia, (e) A city In Palestine on the
Mediterranean sea. A sea. A province.
A town in Egypt A city In Asia. The
father of Christ, (f) A race of people. A
woman of Nazareth. The mother of
Christ, (g) The birthplace of Christ. A
name for one of the race of Nazarenes,
The followers of Christ.
One question given was; "What do you
think is the chief difference between the
first and second divisions of the Bible?"
One answer was. "The first Is prophecy
and Jewish h!btry, the fecund Is history
on the Orkin
we give in writing
Brothers club niano
is as strong as words can make it
Almost any piano can muster up a guarantee of some sort. Some pretty poor
ninnos sometimes are backed ud bv fairlv ood .o'immntef'R. while nn Hie other
hand some mighty good pianos are handicapped by poor guarantees. But almost
without exception, all guarantees are vague and mislea ding.
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LLLLEHbBBBBBbH Ml LaiaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBVBBBBBBBBBBBBflP
IT There are a whole lot of "ifs" and "ands" in
" them, One guarantee will read, "If there is the
presence of rust, it is an evidence that the piano
has been exposed to dampness, etc. Another reads,
"If the varnish crazes or cracks it is due to climatic
conditions over which we have no control," etc.,
etc., and so on through them all. It is "if" this
and "if" that, until a great host of piano guaran
tees mean absolutely nothing,
QT The thing to do when buying a piano is, first
" to look to the reliability of the house with
which you are dealing and then to look at the repu
tation of the piano itself. With these 500 Orkin
Brothers Club Pianos, we ourselves guarantee
them. We are sponsors for them.
QT We have gotten up the strongest guarantee we
" know how to make. If the English language
can make one stronger we arc willing to sign it.
We have eliminated every
"if" and every "doubt."
The language of the
guarantee is the spirit of
it, which is to give each
and every person vho
purchases one of these
fine pianos positive and
absolute protection. We
print herewith a copy ot
the guarantee which is handed to each and every
club member in writing the moment they
join the club. , Can you think of or sug
gest a guarantee that will be stronger?
We guarantee Orkin Brothers
Club Piano, No , to be free'
from defective material or work
manship for the period of five
years from date. Should same
arise within that time, we agree
to repair it or replace it if neces
sary with a new instrument with
out charge, upon its return to us.
Signed, Orkin Brothers.
COPYRIGHT 1011 BY MAUTIN-M'OAItltlCK.
Let us again impress you with the fact that these pianos
are worth $550.00 each, but the club price is $257.50
Cf Literally scores of these instruments have been sold right here in Omaha and the surrounding country at $350.
Hundreds are being sold every month all over the United $tates at $350. They are worth $350, Measured by
any standard of value you wish, they are worth $350. They are worth it on our floors, or on the floors of any reputable
piano dealer in the country. The Orkin Brothers Club price is 2 huudred
and 57 dollars and 50 cents. The price includes everything. There are no
extras of any kind." No interest to be added. Nothing to be added for
drayage, stool, scarf absolutely no extras. Two hundred and fifty-seven
dollars and fifty cents is the price, and the price includes everything.
added to this
Positively no interest
added to this
QT These 500 pianos will be sold, 5 dollars cash, then 1 dollar and 25
cents a week. The 5 dollars just about covers the delivering yet the
5 dollar payment made when you join the dub is credited to yout ac
count. The piano is delivered immediately, you do not have to wait
until the club is filled. You get your piano when you join. The re
mainder is payable every week, Club members do not have to pay more
than 1 dollar and 25 cents a week if they wish. This gives them 202
weeks in which to pay for the piano, and still get it at the Club price of
$257.50. The piano will be delivered immediately upon your becoming a
member and making the initial payment of $5. There are seven styles of
cases, and each style is shown in three woods, Mahogany, Walnut and
Formerly The Bennett Co.
A player-piano club
gyp Wo hnvo inaugurated a I'luyor-i'luno club In connoc
4r tlon with our COO piano club. Tho price of theso club
Pluycr-plnnoH Its 305 dollars tho terniH are It dollar
tlio first payment ami a dollars a week without Intercut
added, Theso Player-pianos havo novor boon sold for loss
than $550, with tonne of $25 down and $15 n month, with
IntoroBt addod at tho rato ot 5 per cunt. This la tho first
time, no far aa our knowlodgo gooa, that such trustworthy
instruments have been offered for sale upon such popular
tormB aa 0 dollar the first payment and 12 dollars a week
without Interest added.
These Pluyer-plaiioH are standard flH-noto players
that is, thoBo Club I'layer-planos play every jioto on the
piano when the music roll Is in motion these Playor-planoa
have an automatic shifter which compels1 the music to play
perfectly. Most Player-pianos sold 'dt from $200 to ?25Q
moro than theso Club Playor-planos will not play per
fectly. Those Player-pianos havo lead tubings moat
Playor-planos have rubber tubing. The life of rubber Is
one year at most. Lend latdH forever It cannot wear out
and tho tubings in our Player-pianos nro' so placed thoy can
not bo brokoti. Wo glvo you an unconditional guarantee
with these Club Player-pianos.
1. Tho Player-plnno club will consist ot 100 members.
2. Tho Player.pluuo club mombors can take their cholco
between two of tho best 1'lnycr-pianos on tho markot.
3. The Pluyer-plnno club prlco Is 395 dollars.
A. The saving In price to each l'luyer-plano club member
is 155 dollars.
5. Tho Player-piano club member has no Interest to pay.
C. Tho terms to Pluno.player elub mombors are 0 dollars
cash and 2 dollars a week or, putting it in an
othor way, Playor.piuiio club mombora have 193
weeks In which to pay for their Player-piano.
7. Player-piano club members secure tho free use of
1,000 rolls of Playor-plano Music for one year from
tho Muslo Roll Library the largest Music Roll Li
brary In this section of the country.
8. If a Pluyor-plano club member dies during the life of
his contract wo will Immediately cancel all future
payments and send a receipt in full to his family
for tho Instrument.
Ifith nnd llnrney Streets
I'opyrlght 1912 by Stono & McCarrlcs. Inc.
I'nautliorlzed uxe In whole or In part or
uuiuruuie MuminanoH wicrcor rortiliMeil.
Uuckerins, Kurtzman, hers & pond, Auto JPianos and Player Pianos-arid Victor Talking Machines.
and tho essays of Chi lit and hU apostles."
One said: "The Old Testament Is com
posed very largely of stories and proverbs
which are no longer believed to have
actually happenwl." Other answers were
on a par with the lack of biblical knowl
edge exhibited In the answers to previous
questions. Chicago Record-Herald.
"You people around here don't seem to
attach great Importance to members of
the legislature," sairt-tlie man with the
"Well." replied Farmer Corntossel,
"when you think how much less work It
Is to send a man to the legislature than
It In to raise a bushel of potatoes, you
can't help turnln' your admlrln' atten
tion to the potatoes." Washington Star
PARABLE WITH PUNCH IN IT
I'lillanlhroplat Jnnrnrya f the
1'cnrlr G'ute uud ficla Home
He was the treasurer of a philan
thropic Institution which had decided to
expand Us usefulness, and needed money
to do so. Ife had received a promise of
one-fifth of the needed large amount
from a widely advertised multlmllllon.
aire, subject to the raising of four-fifths
from people who were neither rich nor
widely known; and to whom a small
amount had all the significance of the
widow's mite. By infinite toll and worry
the apparent Impossible had been accom
plished. Tho millionaire's check, with
the string to It, had been received, and
his great name graced the new edifice.
The weary treasurer sun into tho sleep
of exhaustion and had a dream.
He was standing, most Impersonally,
beside the pearly gates. The crowd was
waiting outside, when the nctf man made
his appearance, stepping contentedly to
one side with the easy confidence of con
scious merit. Hut the guardian of the
gates motioned hlrn Into line; and when
his turn came did not Immediately pan
him through tho portals, 8t I'cter asked
for explanations, and finally, to the
astonishment of the millionaire, asked
"I understood that the halo would be
provided," said tho universal benefactor.
"There must be some misunderstanding,"
said tho saint dispassionately and with
out haste, "candidates for admission
bring their halos with them, However.
I will look up your record if you will
-wait a little." On his return from his
researches the gate keeper said: "Wo
had no difficulty In finding all about
you, There Is not a better docket In our
record. Kvorythlng, In fact, Is clearly
narked with your name and particularly
those benefactions whero your gifts hnv
been conditioned un tho raising of given
amounts by other prople The circum
stance?, In fact arc so striking that we
have concluded to make an excoptlon In
your case. .
"We have decided to send you bade
If you can earn half a halo, we will glVa
you tho other half." Wall Street Journal.
Key to tho situation Bee Advertising,
Till lliiit'iicil lii lloaton.
i The man stopped and fished out a nickel
I "Never mind the change," he said, fold'
lug his paper; "buy a cake of sonp wltr
! It and wash your fucc. Jly the looki
; you huveu t Old It for u week.'
Tho youngster looked at an i
I stunt, then handed bar., fou pe-i ,1 i
with great dlgnit '!vcei the chn-i t
yourself, mi titer ' h sr d 1 unj
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