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Glucose" is fiotn the Greek word glukus, signifying"sweet." It is a constituent of the juice of grapes, plums, cherries, flgs and many of the other sweet fruits, and is oiten seen crystalized on dried flgs, raisins, e ie. It is also formed f rom staren, and cellulose or woody iiber. A common name for it is "grape" or "starchsugar, Most glucose works at the present time manufacture their product fnm corn, which is largely composed of staren. The modus operandi is very simple.. A mixture of starch and water of a temperature of about 130 degrees is made to flow gradually iuto a vat containing water acidulated with 1 percent of sulpliuric acid, and kept at the boiling point. In about half an hour the starch is converted lato sugar. The liquid is drawn off, and the sulphuric acid is neutralizad by the gradual addition of clialk, till there is no longer any effervescence. The sulphate of lime is deposited, and the clear aqueous solution, after being concentrated ■ by evaporation, is set aside to crystalize. The molasses is (irained off, and the sugar is dried at a gentle heat in a current of air. Glucose is less sweet than cane sugar and less soluble in witter. It is used in the manufacture of beer and alcohol and also for adulterating cane sugar. All alcotaolic drinks are obtained from ttuids containing this variety of sugar as the essential constituent. Somebunko swindlers at Cincinnati put a green f armer through the usual process of meeling a forgotten acquaintance, wko liad drawn a prize in a lottery ; of going with this "steerer" to theden of the rascáis, and being there nifluced to mvest $00 in the buuko game. But at the point where he was expected to retire a quiet loser he drew a revolver, and declared, with many rural oaths, that he would have his money back or take every me in the place. He got his money.


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