The El Reno Daily Democrat (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 33, No. 80, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 8, 1923 Page: 3 of 4
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EL RENO DAILY DEMOCRAT
THEN FROM HR
Many New Kindt Sting Used for
130,000,000 in Plants.
Chicago.—Mining th# air la a pi*'-
tirwgH tana that haa beau applied
N th# axtractlon af “gaseous or#*"
from the aRnoepher*. Strictly apeak
tag. tha air w# breath* t* a raachanlcal
tttetnra of a nnmbar af gaaea. and it
la bacons* the#* gaa«* are mixed ue
fchealcally and not combined chemically
that it la practicable to aeparate or
attract thaw commercially In order
feet they can be utlllted for different
fha elementary gaaaa In tha at-
■waphara are eight in number, ao far
aa present knowledge dlacloata. They
are fottad In the following proportion*:
fRtrogon. 71 por cant; oxygen, 21 per
«*t aid tha remaining l per cent, by
etffome, con a lata of argon, neon, kryp
iM, xenon, hydrogen and helium.
Air Graduate Industry New.
7B* air product# Induatry, which la
flea corned commercially with the ex-
traction of tha gaeeoua ore* of the at-
mosphere, la a relatively new comer In
•nr baft Ufa. Its development fol-
tewed the perfecting of apparatus for
eempreaalng and refrigerating air to a
flgntd atete. After the air la liquefied,
the varloua elements composing It may
he enparated from one another, because
dneb has Its own evaporation point.
Perhaps 89 per cent of the oxygen
recovered from the elr Is now used In
welding and In cutting by mean* of the
eatyacetylene torch. Because of the
lateeee heat generated In burning
ttene gaaea togetheav-tbat Is, a tem-
perature of 6,332 degrees, Fahrenheit,
•fwl and Iran can be cut or welded
readily end quickly.
Mltfogen and argon have come Into
rather wide application for filling In-
candescent lamps. Until recently, the
common practice In lamp making wa*
to create a low-pressure or partial
weotim In tha bulb which, of course,
wax naceeaary to prevent the oxidation
e! the filament. With the perfection
of the tungsten filament and the de
walopment of the inert-gas filled lamp
It became possible to produce a greater
Intensity of light with a given amoun*
of electric power.
Naan Rare Gas of tha Air.
Recently, It haa been suggested that
nitrogen be used In the canning Indus
Pry to displace oxygen from the con
tfchtar at the time of teallng. Mtro-
pes, because of its Inertness, does not
tnjnra compound* or combinations, and
It i* believed by some experimenter.-
the nitrogen would, therefore, keep the
foodstuffs fresher then would he the
caaa If oxygen were present.
Neon is one of the rare gases of
th* air. It requires 55,000 volumes of
air to extract one volume of neon, li
haa recently been extracted Industrial-
ly aa an electric current Indicator be
eaoee of its acufe sensibility to ele<
trlcliy. In the presence cf an electric
enrrent It grows a deep orange color
and, Inclosed In a small glass tube, it
ha used to Indicate if spark plugs of the
cylinders of gasoline engines are fun« •
By placing the tube against the
•park plug while the engine is pm
Ring It immediatedly regtsteis (he mu
flitlen of the plug whose circuit hu«
been interrupted. It also has an appli-
cation In incandescent lamps used -
signs. Th# filement of the lamp. In this
cojb, la fashioned into a letter or a
word and is made of a special ccuupo-
gltton ateel. 11 gives off a deep orange
glow and. of course, any number of
word* may be arranged.
Helium Not Inflammable.
Helium, another of the rare g»-es. I,
recovered more economically from
natural gas, aa It Is found in some
garts of the country, particularly near
Fort Worth, Tex. The air service of
both the army and navy are interested
•specially In the gas for Inflating
dirigibles. Its atomic weight is four,
while that of hydrogen Is one, hydro
gen being th* lightest substance
Helium has the highly Important
quality of being noninflammable, and In
this respect differs from hydrogen,
which Is highly Inflammable, and here-
with explosive Intensity, forming wa
ter vspor with the oxygen of the air
While helium ia four times as heavy
ss hydrogen, It is only one- utrth i«
fceavy as oiygen, and two-sevenths ns
tieavy as nlttogen, ao that a balloon in
dated with It ascends readily.
A sum of $30,000,000 la Invested, proh
ably, In plants in the United states
alone which are engaged in the Miami
factur# of elr products to he used dl
reetly for the Industrial purposes. The
annual gross sales of these compavre
amount to approximately $14,000,0""
Parrot Foils Cops Who
Try to Raid Drug Store
New York.—For weeks a oukal""
felled effort* of police to raid an
apartment In Chlnatowu, where, It had
bean reported, opium was being
smoked. Whenever a white person «p
preached the apartment door, the pn
He* aay, the cockatoo, in a cage,
weald ehrlefc the Chinese equivalent
far “pollc*" and the person* n«id*
Recently the police sent a small
Chinese boy to the apartment tv 1th m
pocketful of salty crackers. The** h*
fed to th* cockatoo, and when the d*
tartivea of the narcotic tquad arrived
the sentinel's throat was so dry It
••aid not shriek The dstsctlvss sr
ranted four Chin***.
By ELLA SAUNDERS
1 E till. Wssttrn Ntwapipir Colon )
aa'T'HATS Doctor Crandall, and the
*■ best doctor anywheres around
these partn. There’s quite a story
about him—pretty, i call It. Four years
ego. almost to this day, he wa* stand-
ing up before the altar IsThaT church,
waiting for Mias Roger* to com# and
b* made kls wife, Everything was
ready. Th# parson was watting and
th# congregation was watting, and all
th# women were getting ready to cry.
‘ If wa* Ml** FVInn Rogers, (he pretty
one, and stia'd been her mother's Slav#
all her life. The other slaters had mar-
ried, but Mia* Edna stayed at home,
working P-r rhe old woman and tolling
herself to death. Then Doctor Oran
dall came along and—well, the old
mother didn’t like It. Rut she had to
‘Juat as the bride and her mother
were coming to. the church Ed Jones
came running up the alale. He paid
no attention to the black look* that
were given him.
"‘Old Mrs. Kphriara had a hem-
orrhage from the lungs and la bleeding
to death!’ he shouted ao loud that
everybody could hear.
‘‘Doctor Crandnll took one look at
Ed and the next nalncte he wa* hur-
rying down the aisle In his wake.
"The congregation gasped. The par-
son tried to say something and couldn’t.
Rut one person «poke. for Edna and
her mother appeared Just then at th*
‘"Where are you going. James?
asked the bride, very distinct and
'I’ve been called to a <’8se.‘ Cran-
dall faltered. It was a stupid way to
“‘If you go, James, you—you needn't
come bark.’ said Edna, in tones which
were heard all through the church.
“‘Edna, It's old Mrs. Kphrlam.
She's had ■ hemorrhage and ahe'a
bleeding to death-—’
“‘Don’t you let yourself he treated
that way, Edna,’ snld the old harridan
of a mother.
‘"Edna, don’t you see? pleaded
Crandall. ‘I've got to goM can't leave
her to die.'
‘"That's quite enough. Mother,' said
the girl, ‘let us go home. Let ns go
home. I say,’ .she added, stamping hsr
"Crandall caat one laat look at her,
but lie never wavered. He Jumped Into
bla car and started for old Mrs. Eph-
“Now comes the bitter part of It.
When h* got there lie found there was
no hemorrhage at all. She'd Just been
*pittlng a little.more blood than usual.
He had wrecked his happiness for an
old woman's Imaglmtloo.
“Everyone In the place pitted him.
After that he went about ht» tasks
tike a man In a dream. H<* tried once
or twice to make It up with Edna, but
ahe was too proud and bitter, and her
mother was always stiffening her.
“Doctor Bowie* is the only other
doctor In town. He was away on a
holiday when old Mrs Rotors had her
stroke There was no one to call in
but Doctor Crandall. It was Edna
who went to his house and summoned
“He went hack with her, and he did
all he could, but the old woman
couldn't live. On the night of her
death the doctor and Edna were
standing hv her bedside.
“Nothing had been said about the
tragedy, and Crandall knew that Edna
wa* stilt implacable. Would ahe ever
relent? He karev tier pride, a sort of
obstinacy that delighted In torturing
"The dying woman opened tier eye*,
but she did not recognize either of
them. A chuckle caine front her with-
“‘You did well, Amy HJpbraim,’ she
whispered Til never forget It, never.
And here* another twenty dollars for
you. It's worth that, to Veep Edna
‘"I reckon that's finished Crandall.
I've nothing against him aa a man.
hut I wasn't going to he l«ft alone In
my old age. Amy. I wish I'd seen his
face when he found you hadn't got a
hemorrhage at all. Hut we certainly
fixed him. for I knew Edna’s pride.’
“She chuckled hideously again, and
then subsided. And ttien. as they stood
by the bedside of the dying woman.
Crandall felt Eitnn's hand slipped into
Ids. Death and love—wall, that’s the
way the world goes. I guess there
Isn't a happier pair in Stratton.''
WAN’S EFFECT ON MEMORIES
Statistie* Shew That Mare Artist**
Are Laat In Paris Than Re-
fer# th* Cenfilat.
Th# war has bad a bad affect on
people's memories, according to th*
officials af th* Pari* lost property of
flee. In the laat year, 40.000 um
brellas bav* been left In public con
vayances—double tha prewar number.
Nearly 25,000 pocketbooks have been
returned, whereas the average number
before the war was about lO.OCo, More
than 20,000 wrist watches era turued
In annually, and about as many band
bags. Th* amount of lost and found
Jewelry has Increased enormously.
The officials believe that this In •
crease In th* business of the lust prop
erty office Is not at all dun to the
greater honeaty of Anders In turning
In what they discover, but that It Is
caused by ths excitement and suffer
Ings of th# war days and th* strain
' of th* years that have followed the
conflict. Th* average mind and th*
average nerves af today ar# nat what
they war# ten years ago.
Soo* cnrloue requests ar# received
at the loat property office. Race track
follower# writ# In and ask th# possi-
bility of getting a pair of field glasses
found on a racecourse, believing that
possession of each a pair would bring
them good luck. But the prlae let-
ter was that of an Englishman who,
] In a crlala af a*a sickness In the Med
Iterranaan, knocked Ids portfolio out
'■ of da pocket, and wrote to aak If by
any chanc* his valuable papers had
been discovered In the belly of some
fl«h eold In the Paris markets.—I»e
I trolt News.
SOUTH SEA ISLAND WEDDING
Marriage Arrangements af Laborers
Hava to 3* First Sanctioned by
Whit# Man in Charge.
“Tha marriage arrangements of
the laborer* here are a great source
of Joy to ma. All mirrlagas hav#
to be sanctioned by the white man
In charge, and It is her# that th# fun
comes In. Aa the uian la too shy or
too proud t* come and aay h# wants
such and auch a woman, generally
one of th# women (not th# selected
one) le deputed to come to me. I hear
a sort of cough giggle, and then out
on ths vtrandsh ( se* a woman,
dressed up In her beet. I take no no-
tice, or the would run away. After
about ten minutes sht wltl come
sidling In. Then I ask her what she
wants, and aha pitches me ■ long-
winded yarn full of giggle* and smllsa.
I don't catch mere than one word in
ten. but Juat listen for names. Than
I tell her to send th# boy to me. He.
I know, ta waiting at th# gate, but
he takes quit* ten minutes to g»t
Into the house. Then the blushing
hrlds Is pushed In hy all ths other
women, and I perform th# ceremony.
This consists of writing on s ptec# of
paper: i, Tsnolape. do take Pou*
albs for three years.’ The couple af
flx their mark, and off they go.”--
"Isle* of Illusion."
Wear Husbands' Skulls.
There Is to h* found In th* Adulinan
Islands In the Bay of Bengal a race
of pigmy people who hellers that aver.v
child I* horn with evil spirits within
him or her. So ths mother, every two
or three mouths, lets the spirits escape
through cuts which she Inflict* ..n '!,,*
body of the child. A* a result all the
men and women of. the island hare
their entire liodles covered with acar*
The women of the Islands wear th*
skulls of their dead husband* as lov
Ing souvenirs. When a man dire th*
little people blow <>n his face to «ay
goodby, bury him. and then desert
the camp tn which thav are living
After seveVal months they cam# hack
dig up the bones and waah them In
the sea. Finally they bold a dan- v
In tionor of the dead man’s skull, paint
It with red ochre and while clay, an i
give It and th# Jawbone* to the chief
mourner*, who wear thptn shout their
neck# <>n fiber strings, like huge stones
on a necklace.
Another Rip Van Winkle.
The hero of an old Orman tradition,
whose experiences—almost Identical
with those of Hip Van Winkle—are
related In Otinar's "Volcks-Hagen." He
is represented as a goatherd from
Siitendort! who, while leading his flock
to pasturq. is lured hy a young man to
a deep dell surrounded hy crags,
vyhere inj finds twelve mysterious per-
sonages playing at howls, hut without
uttering a word. Having drunk some
wine fnim n can near at hand lie is
overp .»«*rcd with sleep and finally
awaken* <>nlv to find everything about
film changed. After making Ids way
to the village near nt band lie learns
to Ids consternation that he ha* been
asleep for twenty years.
Sans* of Smelt.
Experiments with men and women
as to their sense of smell showed that
| camphor was usually associated with
old clothes and cupboards, but with
one subject It aroused a sense of fear
and a sensation of darkness and suf
focatlon. Ft ton found that this sub
Jed had been abut up In a dark ward
robe as a child and had complotelv
forgotten the Incident until It was re
i called by tha smell. Rose oil oca
! sinned a sens# of fear In one subject,
i and this was due to the fact that he
h«d met with a motor Hccldent on u
country road In July outside * house
where roses were growing plentifully
Tim* to Quit.
At a [inrty a necklace a woman was
wearing was much admired. Sim took
It off to show It better and It was
passed from hand to hand. I ater. It
was not forthcoming
"The Joke has u,»ne far enough.''
said the ' ost. "I will put this s'l.sr
dish upon the table, turn out th** <*'*c
trie light, count one hundred, "ltd **i
pect to find the necklace on the dial*
when I turn tin the light '
When lie turned up the llgi t H e dl«h
had also vanished I
A Stranqe Man
\\ hlfe- Have miii heard the hank's
Cashier had disappeared uud not a pen
nv l*> nii»"lnK?
Gray Yes. lie always was a most
pcenllnt and eccentric fellow. -London
Presenting a Scapegoat.
"John, wake up ' whispered ids
wife. ''There's a burglar H the I
“Well, VVh*l do .v oil vr»n> .* in -
get up and run tit*' r'«t,- n«'t ^
“No, but If veil find In t'>• *-ioni-
Ing that somebody's gone tlirou.h *r*c.,
pockets, don't Illume me.”
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