By taking regulated proportions of kauri gum, rosin and alcohol, and allowing them to remain open to the ordinary atmosphere temperature, or to a gentle heat, the gum and rosin will be dissolved and amalgamated. Then add wood or sawdust in such quantity that it will stir up into a sufficiently consistent mass to be molded into cakes, and when dry it will form a very good fire-kindling material. It is the invention of Elizabeth Bellinger, of Mohawk, N. Y., and was patented to her this week.