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Popular Science Monthly This Store Sets a New Style in Exterior Decoration


��ON the front of the only store at Point Isabel, Texas, on the Gulf Coast, a local artist has painted in their natural colors a representation of some of the fish that he has seen caught in the Gulf near by. Most of these are well-known varieties, but there are some strange ones, as for example the large monster to the left of one door. This animal, of which the name is un- known, was Washed ashore some years ago in a storm.

���Hand-painted representations of different kinds of fish caught in the Gulf Stream off the coast near by decorate this store front

��canoes. Volcanoes are necessarily exempt. It is possible to collect this sulphurous gas and make sulphuric acid out of it, but some plants are so located that trans- portation costs forbid. Sulphur, on the other hand, may be stored out of doors as long as desired and sold whenever there is a good price available for it.

Two methods are known, a wet one and a dry one, but both depend primarily upon the French leave which sul- phur invaria- bly takes of its oxygen content in the presence of certain other bodies. — Ellwood Hendrick.

��Getting Sulphur Without Liberating

the Fumes

IN regard to getting the sulphur fumes out of smelter gas, Professor S. W. Young, of the Leland Stanford University, lately presented to the American Institute of Chem- ical Engineers a paper on pro- posed methods of procuring crude sulphur. When copper and other ores are smelted they must also be roasted to get the sulphur away from the metal. This is easy enough to do, but the fumes that escape into the air are the fumes of sul- phurous acid, and if there is anything that disposes a farmer to carry a pitchfork and a double-bar'l shotgun along with him when he goes to make his protest, it is the stifling smell of these very sulphurous fumes in the air. In fact in some states the laws now forbid the liberation of the gases of burning sulphur in nearly every activity except that of vol-

���The umbrella-holder suspends the umbrella, handle-downward, so that the water drains off into a pan beneath

��What to Do With That Dripping Um- brellaWhenYou Come in out of the Rain

IN order to properly dry out an umbrella it should be suspended by its tip so that the water will drain off toward the handle. This prevents the accumulation of water at the point where the ribs are joined, which results in rust at that point — and the pur- chase of a new umbrella.

An umbrella - holder has been patented by Hermenia Bocker, of Buffalo, N. Y. ( which is designed to suspend the umbrella in the correct position for drying without causing unnecessary incon- venience. The tip of the umbrella is held in a clasp arranged at the top of a vertical bar. This clasp is adjustable in height so that umbrellas of dif- ferent lengths may be accommodated. A drip-pan is arranged beneath. Into this the water runs and is held until the pan is emp- tied. Rubber blocks are shoved under the umbrella handles.

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