This is a new composition for preparing wool for manufacturing purposes, invented by Wm, S. Hubbell and Amos Barrett, of Kingsville, Ashlabula Co., Ohio, who have taken measures to secure a patent therefor. In factoring purposes, it is washed before it is lit for combing, and after having dried is treated with some unctuous agents such as oil of va. render it fit for manufacture. By this new process the previous washing iB not required, as the composition itself acts up. on the greasy glutinous matter in the wool, for manufacturing purposes than wool that has been treated in the ordinary way.