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Vol. 1. DAYTON, OHIO, MAY 5 , 1889. ~l.•rcit ~t" t1' ~ ~ 11 ~Ul1 I m. ind! D~ any of the r•adcrs l~no:v ~\ ~ ~ 4 + G~ H "'• how ::m 1801ateJ vo1 umc of all' , , . ~~ . _-. ---- works, even in a watc.·r pipe ? It PlJDLISlU.D"\\LEh.L'i. J · 1· seems to act as an c ~u:;t1c cu ~ non, WilburWright __ Editor until something gi,-es, and, in my ca::;e, it was crude petroleum of Or•il!e Wright - - - - Publisher the usual frngran L <Jldi y that fill-ed th' stoH', and, om~ing out of TERMS :-Quarter of year, twenty cents. the four rod holes, soaked my of- 8i1 weeks, ten cents. - lice floo~:, before I couhl imagine 1210 WEST TIIIHD S rREET. DAYTON, OIIIO. A New Fuel. A gentleman in our sister city, Toledo, being dissatisfied with the prices charged for natural gas, Legan experimenting wiLh crude petroleum as a fuel. After working with it some time, he writes this account of his experience, to the editor of the Scientific .American: "I became an explorer in this terra incognita, visited various places where crude petroleum was used as a substitute for coal, and found that, with suflicient air pressure, or injected with and by steam, it worked satisfactorily i11 furnaces, for mills, machine shops. even in the largest (Oakland and San Francisco) ferr~' boats. I SR'N it burn on water, from asbci:>tos packing, charcoal, on c~1st iron plates, iron cups an<l saucer::;; saw an ingenious arrang<..:ment to generate steam, produce a air blast in a cheap and compact little apparatus for cooking stoves-a splendid thing, provided the cook would not object to have a nice engineer engaged to keep the apparatus in working condition. Finally intending to protect hoine industry, I chose a plain, substantial devicenot yet patented-secured five barrels of crude petroleum, cost about lt cents per gallon, including transportation and deliverv, and began operations. "Oh, my! what a horricl stench ! (The mother of my children 1ias an acute organ of smell, and one of the petroleum barrels leaked considerably, and the driving of the hoops on the slippery sides made it bleed•more freely yet.) But this was outside in tho yard. I found out it keeps stray dogs and tramps away, and promises to last an infinite time. -work soon began. A new brick outhouse received a tan}\ in the up1wr story, from which pipe8 were~ laid t-o my office, the coal stove remodeled and inlet pipes, stop cock, etc., adjusted. Oh, what hidden glories there were in waiting for an unsophisticated why 1hc open 8top cocl· failNl t-o l<:>t. any oil J><lSS. J t canw on it..: own a<..'eonl, arnl matk np for lost. time. ' 1 My wife-well, sh) <1icl nol :-:;tay long. I ~·cooped atHl moppecl and scraped, and lit my love. Oh! how it. roared! Glory halle- 1 ujah ! I had my sto\Te red hot jn a few minutes. I slrnL down the YalYe aml it gra<lnally assumed a milder tone, anc.1 suddenly it went out. I let on a little oil again, but only smoke, white, dense smoke, issued. I let on more oil anrl lit a match, opened the door a very leetle, and I had a first class surprise party. I ham not much hair to lose, but I may srixe onehalf of the barlJer's foes. I lookccl much younger. :My grny whiskers lrnd their unuer .~ u11b0r color, 1 and what my eyebrows 1ol-'t in hair they g~ined in compactness aml color. The sto,-e lid foiled to hit me~ when it came down from the ceiling, lrnt the accompanying soot hit every thing. 1\Iy wife calls it of a p.:reasy, sticking character. H gi,·es her much trouble. The hirn~es of the stove door are '·ell constructed. They lJecarne used to these exp]osions. Well, I managed by close attention to get along a few days with an occasional surprise party, assembled in various dishes as cans, eup::i, arul pans, a fine by-product, a herwy lubricating oil, that seems lo get every where and ahvays sticks, used up a cake of soap and half dozen towels to clean my hands, and a peck of sawdust and untold quantities of rags a day, to gather up the remnants of incomplete combustion from the floor, tin plate under the stove, and the cup in the sto\Te. Finall.v discarded the inverted cup-one imprm·ement; then unscrewed cireubr plate and threw it out-another improYement; and then I thought I got on top the hill; but the cold weather came, and the oil \Yould uot run, the fire we nt ont a d 0zen times an hour. I overhauled the apparatus, cleant;:: d it ont, H· ·cd two coats up, and cuff ·s ~ I think 1 he sLuff is the best indelible rnm·king ink out. "\Yell, my wife, she had to help me this time. 'Now you hold your finger oYer this pipe and raise · your hand as a signal, when the oil comc:-3,--: and then quickly close the nh-e.' I ha tcned to apply a 'vell working air pump to the tank in the outhouse, ,;· at-cldng through tbc oDen door and window m,\ r wife's anticipated signal. I pnrnped lustily, the chinks and bulges of the tank c:-lmc out \Vilh a report, but I only saw my wi~ nm. 1 ~topped pumping, mnde haste clown stair', across the lawn, up stnin; to my office. ·well, tho surprise party 'iVas on my wife, the treacherous pipe failed to work. first she let go her finger to look, then it worked 'vith a will (my air pump is a daisy). She-my wife-was excusable. She could not see the stop cock, and under the pressure of the condensed air my petroleum fountain ·worked nicely, until I turned the stop cock. Jf y o-/llce flool' z's painted ,-ww. I made peace with my wife. Three days after she had natural gas all over the house. But I am writing to the music of my crude oil stove yet. Never giYe up.'' Nothing Small About This. Don't forget the poor editor \\'hen you ha-Ye a news item, says an ca.stern exchange. If your wife licks you, let us know it, and we will set it righL before the public. If }OU have company, teJl us, if you are not ashamed of your visitor. If a youngster arrives at your house begging for raiment, buy a lot of cigars and come around; and, if you are a cash subscriber, we will find a snitable"' name for him or her as the circmnstances may permit. .. A.nd if you have a social gathering or a fe\\r of :vour friends, Lring nrouml a Lig cake, seven or eight pies and a hamnot necessarily to eat, but as a guarantee of good faith. You need not bother about inviting us, for it is a little too cold for our wardrobe. We mention these little things for we want the news, and must have it.-Sel. A stock-broker, returning to his oiiice after a substantial luncheon with a client, said complacently to his head clerk, "Mr. Putkin, the world looks different to a man \vhen he lrn:-; a bottle of champagne in him." ':Yes, Sir,'' replied the clerk. significantly, "and he. look:s <lifferent to the world." Subscribe for the ·WEST SrnE NEWS. Three months, 20 cents. • No. 9, Remember that will make your Photographs as cheap ns any body, wheth· er yo11 hav, n ti kct or not. WEST SIDE Buildin~ Association, 1033 WEST rrIIJRD HTimE'11. Open :Monday and 'l1uesclay evenings. Now issuing paic.1 up tock which pays a semi-annual dividend of Samuel L. Herr, Pres, J. 0. Patterson, ec. and Atty, James Booth W. Treas F. M. NIPGEN, DBALER IN DRUGS, MEDICINES, Physicians' prescriptionA carefully com· pounded. S. W. Cor. Fifth and Williams St~ SIDWELL & SA.LIS BURY, DRUGGISTS, 114-0 West ThirJ St. The best, the cheapest and the Safest place to bny a. PIANO or ORGAN is at Martin Bros. & Fritch, W. 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Vol. 1. DAYTON, OHIO, MAY 5 , 1889.
~l.•rcit ~t" t1' ~ ~ 11 ~Ul1 I m. ind! D~ any of the r•adcrs l~no:v
~\ ~ ~ 4 + G~ H "'• how ::m 1801ateJ vo1 umc of all'
, , . ~~ . _-. ---- works, even in a watc.·r pipe ? It
PlJDLISlU.D"\\LEh.L'i. J · 1· seems to act as an c ~u:;t1c cu ~ non,
WilburWright __ Editor until something gi,-es, and, in my
ca::;e, it was crude petroleum of
Or•il!e Wright - - - - Publisher the usual frngran L |