An easy way to clean a chimney ot soot has been discovered by a Maine man. Instead of going to the top oí the chimney and probing with rods, he begins at the bottom. There an openIng is made, and he fires upward a reTolver eharged with a blank cartridge. The ooncussion, it is said, will clean out the soot. He also claims that the burning of a piece of zinc In a stove ■will clear the stovo and its funnel ol soot.