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��Popular Science Monthly

��A Pelican in Your Wardrobe to Hold Your Coat

��AMONG the many wooden novelties l which have been brought out this year, the pelican coat hanger is conspicuous because of its amusing appearance. The bird is painted in vivid colors. A flock of bird hangers adds to the attractiveness of any wardrobe. The bill and tail of the pelican support the shoulders of the coat, while the collar fits around the body of the bird.

These novelty coat hangers are especially approved for use on the clothes- tree, where the coat is usually hung more or less carelessly because hangers are not pro- vided there. The gorgeous pelican is so ornamental that there is no objection to his remaining in full view when not in use, wherever he may be.

��home in America has doubtless crossed the ocean three times.

Since the abolition of the queues after the recent fall of the Manchu dynasty, long pig tails of Chinese hair are no longer readily available. The dealers are relying- more and more on the combings of women, although there are men who make it a part of their business to let their hair grow to about eight inches in length and then sell it to the barber who in turn sells to the small trader in hair. For exporting, hair is as- sorted according to length and tied in bunches. Most of the exports go to Eng- land, France and the United States, where the hair is bleached with peroxide, thin- ned with acid and boiled in dye. It is thus rendered finer in texture and, in- cidentally, absolutely sanitary. Theappear-

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The pelican coat hanger. A wooden novelty, . \ ,

designed to keep your clothes in shape completely changed.

���We Exclude the Chinese but Not His Queue and Combings

ALTHOUGH the traffic in human hair >, has not been so brisk during the past few years as formerly on account of the veering of the fashions in hairdressing toward the extremest simplicity, still there are millions of pounds of human hair exported from China. One of the peculiar facts in connection with the trade is that often after the Chinese send the hair to us we treat it and dye it and send it back to be made up for special use. This is usually true in re- gard to the invisible hair nets which American and Euro- pean women use to keep their own locks in order on a windy day.

The hair-net business has become of great importance to the province of Shantung, which now provides practi- cally the entire supply for the market. Thus the hair net worn by the veriest stay-at-

��New Looms for Old — A Wartime Improvement Demand

NOW, as never before, the manufacturers of wool and cotton fabrics -feel the need of putting in new machinery, on account of shortage of labor and other industrial conditions due directly to the war and to the cutting off of immigration. Thousands and thousands of old looms are making scrap heaps like the one below.

���This mound is made up of scrapped looms which have had to make way for new ones requiring fewer workmen

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