John Ellmore's Ash Burning Invention
' ! i i BID FOR'"ELLMORLT SECRET If Coal Operators Purchase It They, Will Conceal It from World. j AHoona, Pa., March 2G.—There are two bidders for the invention of John Ellmore, the cobbler genius, who has perfected a combination of coal ashes with a secret chomicH. the union giv-.! ing out a heat that far surpasses that produced by coal. One set: of bidders is composed of local capitalists who desire to form a corporation that will place upon the market, the invention and expect to rea.p great, fortunes from exploiting it. The other set is made up of coal mine owners and operators who propose to buy Ellmore's Ellmore's invention and keep to themselves themselves the secret of it so that it may never come into competition with coal, Ellsmore is said to have been offered offered immense sums of money by each interest. As he was at his bench last night pegging the heel on a schoolboy's shoe he.'Intimated, that his dream of wealth was about to be realized. In a few days he. will give Ills answer to the bidders for his secret, but It was evident from his manner, his enthusiasm reaching a higher pitch in discussion, that the 'bait of the coal operators was the one which would tempt him. In his illiterate style he referred to the visit of the capitalists and coal interests representatives, and broadly hinte.d that he had been offered close to $1,000,000 for his heat proposition, proposition, that he would accept it, and that with, his fortune would exploit an Invention which he claims. would fevolutlonize the automobile' world.