Pertaining to Apparel Shirt-Waist-Retaining Belt.—E. J. Montigny, New York, N. Y. One purpose of the invention is to provide a belt especially designed to be worn in engagement with the i outside of a shirtwaist, that Is, between the waist line of the skirt and the shirtwaist, which belt will effectually hold the shirtwaist I down, and will not at any point in its length have a tendency to work upward so as to appear above the skirt waist-band. Electrical Device... CONNECTING DEVICE.—G. A. SCH.NAUFEB and H. G. SMOCK, Denver, Col. In this patent the invention has reference to electrical connections, and more particularly to a connecting device for telephone, telegraph and electric lighting wires, the purpose being to render it easy to tap on or take off wires leading from the ordinary service lines. TIME-CONTROLLED ELECTRIC SWITCH. —J. W. WOOD, Mobile, Ala. The invention relates to electric switches, the more particular object being to provide such switches with means whereby a timepiece may control the movements of the switch. Further, it relates to the provision of connections from the timepiece to the switch, for enabling the timepiece to be set so as to cause the movement of the switch to take place at any desired moment. Of General Interest. CALENDAR.—,T. FERRE RES, Habana, Cuba. The Invention rela tes more particularly to calendars in which the same numerals and designations of the days of the week may be employed for each mon th in the year by adjusting their relative positions, and also may be used for any number of years. thus rendering the calendar good for an indefinite period. EIRE-KXTlXGlISHKlt. -- S. (J. STAXU:Y, Casper, Wyoming. The invention resides in a receptacle adapted to contain extinguishing material in granular or powdered condition, an explosive cartridge arranged within the vessel, and fust's extending from the cartridge to the exterior of the vessel, the fuses being designed, wlwn ignited. to effect explosion of cartridge, or igniter, and cause violent breakage of vessel, and scattering the powder over considerable area, and smothering the flames. NON-REFILLABLE BOTTLE.—A. WICKE, New York, N. Y. The invention pertains to improvements in bottles and more particularly to means whereby the bottle, after having once been tilled and emptied, cannot be refilled. It Is designed for use in connection with an ordinary form of bottle and readily applied thereto, thus rendering the device capable of more universal use, and serving to provide a simple and inexpensive construction. BOX.—F. E. WARD, New York, X. Y. The underlying purpose in this case is to provide a box in which the opening movement will be limited. preventing the parts from complete separation, and which may be conveniently hung on the wall in open position so that the matches may he freely taken from the box. It may bc constructed of paper, cardboard. wood veneer, or the like. CRUTCII.—!>. WICK, Topeka, Kan. The purpose of the inventor is to produce a crutch the length of which can be adjusted to unit persons of different height. The special object has been to provide a construction which will accomplish this obji-ct without the use of springs or similar contrivances likely to gel out of order. CAPTIVE BALLOON.—II. A. IlaKvf:, 1 Rup Ilautefeuille, Paris, France. The object of this inventor is to enable observations for military or scientific purposes to be made under a greater wind pressure or at a greater altitude for a given pressure of wind, while insuring greater stability of the' car with a smaller tractive effort than in known systems of captive balloons under the combined conditions of strength and lightness necessary in such structures. IiBEAD-SLICER. — II. FIIA.NK , I.ickingville, Pa. The slicer is especially useful for use in hotels, restaurants, and similar places where bread is sliced in large quantities. The in- vmtor's aim is to produce a device which can be rapidly operated to slice the hread, the construction being such as to enable the thickness of the slices to be adjusted at will. MINE-DOOR.—O. X. EARTHOM and T. G. OAI.I.AHER. Adena, Ohio. The object of the Improvement Is to provide an efficient mine door for regulating the ventilation in mines and other similar workings, which is operable by a car for ore. coal, and the like, and which is so constructed that it opens and closes transversely of the mine passageway. thereby requir ing less room for its operating than a swinging door. BUTTER MEASURE AXO CUTTER.—D. I?. CURTIN, St. Louis, Mo. The invention pertains to Improvements in devices for weighing and computing quantities of butter, its object being to produce a device which shall be' simple and efficient, and one in which any given quantity of butter at a given price will be pressed Into shape and cut from the mass of butter. Hardware. HAZOR-BLADE HOLDER. — S. FRAZIER, Bristol, Va. This is a device for holding blades when they are being stropped. The inventor's intention is to produce a device which is simple In construction and which can be readily operated to seize or release the razor blade and which will hold the blade very securely for stropping. IMPLEMENT FOR EXTRACTING SPIKES AND BOLTS.—S. 10'. EUBANK, Columbia, Ky. This nail and bolt extractor comprises a handle lever, jaws pivoted on the handle lever, a supplementary lever, a bolt passing transversely through the jaws near gripping edges thereon, a cam and ratchet wheel device operable by the supplementary lever for compressing the jaws, and a spring pressed by the jaws when the jaws are compressed and expanding them when they are released. Heating and Lighting. SECTIONAL STAND.—10'. G. Grimier, Buffalo, N. Y. The Invention Is an improvement in stands of a flexible nature, more especially designed as a support for an incandescent lamp, but usable for carrying various other forms of lamps. The object is to provide. a construction composed of a series of units movable one upon the other and forced together by resilient means which is adjustable, whereby the frictional engagement of the several units may be varied. Ralhvaya and Their Accessories. BRAKE MECHANISM FOR INCLINED RAILWAYS.—S. E. JACKMAN, New York, N. Y. The invention refers to brake mechanisms lor Inclined railways, such as shown and described in Letters Patent of the U. S., formerly granted to Mr. Jackman. His aim Is to provide a mechanism, arranged to control the cai' on the home stretch, independently of the occupants of the car, with a view of checking the speed of the car and bringing it flnally to a stop a. the station. Mr. Jackman has also invented another brake mechanism for inclined railways and it refers to such as shown and described in Letters Patent of the U. S., formerly granted to him. The object of the present improvement is to provide a brake mechanism, arranged in the track and under the control of an operator stationed near it, to check the car speed wholly independent of the occupants, and to bring the car to a stop at the home station. STATION-INDICATOR AND ADVERTISE®. —A. P. BONNAFFONS, New Orleans, La. This invention is intended particularly for use. in street railway service, but is useful in other connections. One object is to provide an indicator which will be automatically operated as the car passes along the track, and exhibit to the view of the passengers the name of the next station or street crossing. CAB-DOOR.—R. HALI, , Kenora, Ontario, Canada. This car-door is to be used auxiliary to the usual door of box cars, and is especially designed to facilitate the unloading of granular materials such as grain, coal, sand, and the like. Among other objects of the inventor is to provide a door that will safely retain the material while loading and when in transit; also one which can be readily and easily' opened so that the material will freely run out to the angle of repose when it is desired to discharge the loaded car. SIGNAL SYSTEM.—B. F. MERKEL, Salida, Col. This improvement has reference to signal systems, the more particular object being to provide a system for displaying a target directly over a track where it may be more readily seen by the engineer, and for housing this target as well as rendering it invisible when not in use. SAFETY DEVICE FOR INCLINED RAILWAYS.—S. E. JAO«MAN, New York, N. Y. The invention relates to devices such as shown and described in Letters Patent of the U. S., formerly granted to Mr. Jackman. The aim of the present invention is to provide a device, such as used in pleasure resorts, exhibition grounds, and the like, and arranged to prevent accidental return or downward movement of the car while traveling up the inclined track portion of the track in cases of accident to the propelling mechanism or other cause. Pertaiqln:c to Vehicle... FLEXIBLE WHEEL FOR MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES.—H. 10'. NICHOLS, liren- fell Street, Adelaide, South Australia. .\ us- tralia. The object of !'bis invention is to provide a resilient wheel which shall have the advantages of the pneumatic tire without its disadvantages such as the liability to puncture. The invention relates to wheels of the kind constructed with an outer flexible rim' or tire and an inner rigid rim, with a series of springs arranged between and connecting them. BOLSTJjJR-PLATE FOR VEHICLES. — I. BROADHEAD, East Branch, N. Y. The purpose of this improvement is to provide a construction of bolster plates for the running gear of wagons, particularly lumber wagons, whereby the bolster is held rigid and the use of the king bolt is dispensed with, which latter article greatly impairs the strength of the axle, and whereby also the bolster cannot be accidentally separated from the sand bar. POLE AND SHAFT FOR ROAD-VEHICLES. —J. A. MONTGOMERY, Walton, N. Y. This simple mechanism, properly applied on the thills of two-wheeled road carts and carriages, insures entire absence of their objectionable horse motion, retains their thllls permanently in their original shape, and the inventor feels justified in claiming that it is the last part of the vehicle to require repair or wear out. Norm.—Copies of any of these patents will be furnished by Munn Co. tor ten cents each. Please state the name of the patentee, title of the Invention, ani! date of tbls paper