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WATER HEATER FOR POCKET
Harr.essed to n Electric Fixture, It
Quickly Doe It Work Bolls
Water In Four Minutes.
, Heretofore It has r.lways been
utipposed that imne kind of a stove
wai? required to heat water, even
If only a stove the size of your
bar.d. An Ohio genius, however,
lias demonstrated that this la not so
l y devising an electric, water heater,
liv Ifttle metal cylinder has a cord
Pocket Heater In Action.
-vhich can he fastened to an ordinary
electric light socket. - The current la
'hen turned on end the cylinder la
iilaced In the water. The receptacle
containing the liquid must be brought
to the heater, as the latter cannot be
moved farther than the length of tho
cord. The heater will produce hot
water In two minutes and boiling wa
ter In four minutes. It Is useful to
lieat water for shaving and as a steril
izer la Just what It required. At the
same time It does not charge tho wa
iv and way be handled without fear
of contact with the current.
USE ELECTRIC CEILING FANS
Being Given Interesting Test by Mo
bile (Ala.) Merchants to Keep
Out Harmful Flies.
Electric, celling fans as substitutes
for screen doors aro being given an
In! cresting test by several business
houses tn Mobile, Ala. The fans are
Installed over the doorways on the out
ride and the draft created la said to
effectually prevent flies from enter
ing, says the Popular Mechanics.
The Idea was first tried over the en
trance of a store located next to a res
taurant, the tiles from which were
most persistent and annoying In get
ting pnst the screen doors. Since the
tan has been installed, It Is claimed
Keeps Out Flies.
that not a fly passed through the en
trance, although tho six-foot doorway
Ik wide open and customers are con
tinually passing liv and out.
When It was first put before the
public, the filament of the tungsten
lamp was so delicate that It would
he often shattered by careless hand
ling, and it was impossible to place
them where they were subject to vi
bration, for the life of a lamp un
der such circumstances was need
-mily short. Tho Improvements made
in the manufacture of filaments of
this character have been very rapid,
and at a recent electrical show all
sorts of stunts were done with the
ilny lire made for use In the lamp.
Heavy pieces of furniture were bus-
pended by one of these thread-like
cords, and they wero subjected to
el her tests of thlB character and
ep.iiilly severe. It Is claimed that a
w!re of tungsten may now be made
with from three to five times the
tttiengtb of that of the best Bteel. and
lias shown, a strength of GOO pounds
to the sqvare Inch.
Electric Light In Lungs.
Delegates to tho convention of the
American Laryngologies.! Association
held nt Philadelphia witnessed a re
markable surgical operation when Dr.
Chevalier JackHon of littsb.irg with
out tho use of a knife, removed a
brass paper clip that hud been im
bedded In a young woman's lung for
eight years. I!e used a bronchoscope
uibe, i:ui0Blng n tiny electric light, a
itc' r and minuto forceps, which
was lowered down tho putlent'a
Kept Alive by Currents.
It Is claimed that the doctors In
li.tUdphli kept a patient alive for
three hours after heart action bad
ceased by means of electrical cur
PfiACTICAL USE OF CUTEMX
Wooden Biidfje Dismantled by L'ee o'
Electrically Heated Wires to Save
Piers and Abutment.
An InleutMug use of elcctdclfy was
recently rteinoitntratod in lg!ci,
where a wooden bridge was cut do.t:
by mean of electt loiilly heated wirca
Tho bridge had been condemned, nt.d
wnn to be replaced by n steel struct
ure supporiod on the old unison:
pier and abutments.
Three week was fillowed In wti'h
to dismantle the woodwork, but. h&y
the SelenMtlc Ameiic an, It proved
Impossible to accomplish the work In
no short a time without the use or
dynamite or fire, which undoubtedly
would have Injured the r.!nonry. I'm
ally an electrician proposed to ilestioy
the bridge by th; use of electricity.
Rnch span of the bildge contained 1:7
planks, and It wan proposed to cut
them so that they would drop Into the
water simultaneously, clear of ttie
piers. The Ktructnre . whs wired r.tnl
ButTicient current was employed to
bring Hie wires a cheny red An
hour and forty minutes sfier lh! cur
rent was applied the first spun was
cut and fell into the water.
The operation was bc;uii nt live
o'clock In the morning, and at two
o'clock the next morning the uniet-
tire hud been demolished without tn-
JiU'lng the masonry.
ELECTRIC LIGHT IN A CANE
Takes Place of Pocket Flashlight and
Does Not Draw Clothes Out cf
Shape Easily Worked.
Carrying a pocket flashlight bus one
drawback for the fastidious diess'M :
It may In time draw the pocket out of
shape, besides always bulging it out.
says the I'opular Electricity.' For such
a inan the cane form solve the pmb
An Electric Light Can.
letu, consisting as it does of a cane
with a slender flashlight inserted near
the handle. By sliding or turning a
metal sleeve as shown In the Illustra
tion, the current is turned on and the
miniature lamp sheds its beaAis ca tl:e
way or ou the keyhole.
WORK WIRELESS UNDER SEA
French Boats, Seven Miles Apart,
Transmit Submarine Message
Apparatus on All Vessels.
Interesting experiments have been
carried oat with submarine and wire
less telegraphy by the submarine flo
tilla at Cherbourg. Ity means of sub
marine bells messages were conveyed
quite distinctly to the battleship liou
vines by four submarines, each at a
distance of seven miles. As a result
of this experiment the minister of
marine has given Instructions that a'.l
submarines shall be provided with
The submersible I'raliial was also
successful In signaling to tie liou-
vlues by wireless telegraphy, all the
vessels met by her between tt. Waast,
Cape de la Hogue and Cherbourg, and
announcing her arrival In sight of the
forts of Cherbourg. French subma
rines will In future be provided with
wireless telegraphy apparatus.
The average length of a moving pic
ture film is 1.000 feet.
There are at present IS recoguizej
systems of wireless telegraphy.
The telephone rate In Denmark out
side of the larger cities is about $11 a
F.xperiments abroad demonstrate
that electricity stimulates plant
During the past year 1,200,000 miles
of telegraph wire were added to that
A man In Last India has Invented an
electric pen thut carbonizes the sheet
of paper over w hich It passes.
A portable electric lamp useful to
niiuera Jft" other persons w ho hare to
work in the dark has been patented by
a New York man.
Many British business men are of
the opinion that Kngland would have
a better telephone service if 1 were
out of the government's hands.
The filament in the new Edison tung
sten lamps is only ba'.f tho diameter
of a huiuiiit balr and is as strong, la
proportion, as steel pluno wire.
The new electric restaurant toast
er will operate t a cost of tea ceuta
a day, CO per cent, cheaper than gna.
And will toact 250 orders a day.
In an electric fountain, small enough
for use as a table decoration, that
a VUistou luan baa invented tho falling
water turns a wheel which chauges
the colors f the lights whkb Illumin
AWHTVf.iR P. Tr'''
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Ailnim the hills the shsdows drift.
The bees come, honey-drunken, horns
Th Rider tualici yonder II rt
Ttirfr tiennury of blossom -foam :
The wind comes whispering to u
A sonif tiiat Is too eweet for speech.
And rn&pn folding", tremulous,
Are holding converse each with each.
One white star blai In the sky.
Tho n'lrnot fling's Its banners far
Until tiie!r tinting fade and die
Keneath the luster of the star;
Tt'e forest purples Into black.
The stars march up like homing ehei
That to the fold ere coming back
And all tne world Is now as'.eop.
A Little Fable.
There was once an Eminent State
ir.au, who was always Heady to tak
the Initiative, or anything Else that
was not Chained dawn.
One day another Eminent States
man chanced upon him Whlla he wai
"What are you IDolDg" asked th
"Drafting a lllll to Disfranchise the
Illiterates," responded the First, "and,
by the way, I am Glad you dropped
in. How do you spell illiterates?"
Moral. A Night School for Reform
era would Draw well.
The First Course.
"1 was captured by the cannibals
yesterday, and have been In a per
feet ste-v ever 6lnce," wrote the mis
sionary. After dessert the cannibal chief
added this postscript, and then mailed
'i am pleased to Inform you that
JJrother Goodie'.gh Is no longer to the
The Grip of Etiquette.
"What? Marry you?" cited the
fair young girl. "Why. you are only
an apology for a man."
"Tree," he sighed, "but you are not
so lacking In courtesy as to fall to
accept an apology."
Her boarding school etiquette for
bade her f ylng In the face of conven
tion, so she resigned herself to her
Wouldn't Waste It.
"Yes," confided the Eminent A
tress, who bad discovered her dr
matte talent one day In the dlvore
court. "Yes. I shall wear a cal'.cc
dress In my new play."
We had a notion to 6ay: "You
seem determined to appear in print ai
much as possible,
But she did not know that callcc
was print, so what was the use?
Before and After.
"Should a man deceive a womatv
after he is married to her, even II
he wooed her through false pr
tences?" asked the person who la al
ways getting up debates.
Certainly, responded the party;
with the large bump of shrewdness. !
"Certainly; all's fair la love -and war, i
you know" ;
Getting Out th Problem. ,
Through the weary watches of the j
night the dramatist pored over the
volume. "Writing, a problem play Is I
not such an easy task," be murmured,
with a long flrawn sigh. j
Put, with dogged persistence, be i
resumed r.l dramatization of Kay s'
"Can you not trust me, Eeginald?"
she sighed, gazlnj into his eyes wiU
pleading that was bard to resist.
"No, Koxana, the boss say every
thing must be sold on a cash basis
And be ger.tly, but flrKly, put the
ribbons back in the show case.
Could Use Them.
"I wf;ih," said the heathen king
-that our foreign friends would not
put fo many suspender buttons la
"tfo do I." responded the chief ol
tho commissary del ailment; "a few
crolt screw would be hu excellent
substitute occasionally. "
SOME DAINTY DISHES
IDEAS THAT WILL SERVE TO VARY
Excellent Way to Serve ' Spimcti
Creamed Chicken With Seet
Bruadsand Mushrooms 8tufed
Egg Salad With Mayonnai.
Palus'inie. Pick young, frcli spin
ch, wash and boll ten minutes In boil
ing suit water, drain and chop. Grate
Ihe white part of cocoanut, p'ess It
through a heavy cheesec'iotl to ex
tract the milk, mix well-witU the spin
ach and pour Into small (tips, uflcr
adding two beaten, cgs. Cook l'ke cus
tard. If you like it hot add a couple
of chopped chili peppers.
(ieamed -Chicken. One chicken,
four sweeUireads, one can of mush
rooms. I!olI the chicken and sweet
breads, when cold, cut up for salad. In
a saucepan put a quart of cream, in
another four large tablespoons of but
ter und five even ones of flour. Stir
unMl blended and smooth, then pour
on the hot cream, stirring until thick
ened. Flavor with a small tan If of a
grated onion and a little grated nut
meg. Season highly with salt, pepper
and a little paprika. Put the chicken
with' the sweetbreads and mushrooms,
cover with bread crumbs and a piece
of butter, and bake 20 minutes.
llordeaux Puffs. Make a Kpongo
cake batter of three epgs, a cup of
sugar, a cup of flour and salt to taste.
Fry in boiling lard like doughnuts,
drain on brown paper to absorb the
Make a sauce of a pint of shrry, a
pint of water, and the Juice of a
whole lemon, heated over boiling wa
ter. Just before serving pour the hot J
sauce over the puffs. They are dell
clous. Waldorf Palad. Cut off the tops and
hollow out some large red apples. Kill
with a mixture of tho scraped apple,
chopped celery, nuts, grated cheese
(and mayonnaise. Iteolace the tops and
Insert a celery plume for a stem, and
serve each apple in a plate bordered
with lettuce leaves.
Muffed Egg Salad. I '.oil the eg?s
12 minutes, cut them In half, remove
yolks, mash them and mix with may
onnaise. Return them to the whites,
and place them together, then put
each one In a scooped out half of a to
mato, which Is put on a small plate
bordered with lettuce leaves. I'onr
over each a tablespoon of mayonnaise.
Orange Haskets. Itemove the rttlp
from six oranges, carefully cutting the
orange peel in the share of a little
basket with a handle. Make wine
Jelly as follows: Covr two cups of
gelatine vtfih a cup of cold water
for half an hour. Pour one pint of boil
ing water over ii, stir for a moment
until dissolved, add one cup of sherry
wine, one cup of sugar and the or
ange pulp, one teaspoon of cinnamon,
half teaspoon of cloves, strain through
a piece of cheese cloth, and P!l the
orange baskets with the mixture and
put aw ay to Jell.
English Puff Paste. -To one cup of
sifted Hour acid salt to tasto and near
ly half a cup of water. Mix wi'h a
spoon until the dough loaves the bow 1.
Roll out tliin and spread all over with
lard, then sift flour over the lard. Eold
twice, roll out, spread with lard, ilt
with flour. Do this three ilmes. This
will make throe pie crus:s. or can be
niailo into pattie crusts and filled with
creamed oy.-teis, mushrooms, chick
en or jelly.
Tiike the large red plums thai grow
wild in some sections of our country
and are known as "w ild goose'' plums.
They nre delicious when raw. but are
bitter and sharp when cooked. This
is ou account of the seed which
"clings," says Good Hons' kee ping;.
Cook the plums until tender and then
j tlir0llg!l a sie;e. MU will,
enial amount of sweet apples und
cool; until mashed, then Bdd si.gar to
tuste almost equal parts. Many
plums are Impossible when cooked
If they are put In clear water and al
lowed to heat slowly to the boiling
pt.tit this objectionable feature, which
is In tho skin, will I. a eliminated.
Throw away that water and proceed
to can or preserve.
, . , .
lle 01111 chocolate, ona tcupoou of
Kilt, five egss, two cups o sugar, one
teaspoon allspice and cinnac.on, half a
teaspoon of doves, quarter teaspoon
Klnger, small glass of brandy, two aud
a half teaspoons of baking powder,
(,ne pound of blanched almond mid
four enough to make tea! stiff. Make
)nt0 a thin roll and then flatten. Pake
very slowly until gray inside. Cut
ill slanting stiip wli
Screens and Porch Fittings.
In the tall when putting away our
porch tuniit ure, lor which we select
a clear day, the rus ure thrown on
the line, the furniture and window
screens aro placed near by. and every,
thing id fclen a thorough cleaning
with a hose. When quite dry t ha
screens are lightly brushed with raw
Unseed oil to prevent msttng This;
oil do os not evapo'iitw.
Queen Pudd ng.
( me. ptnt of tilcu bread crumbs, uno
quart of iiiilk, one cup of sunar, the
yolks of four cyys, th grated rlud of
one Ii 'moii, a piece cf butter tho hlo
of an ess When baked, spread over
the top slices cf Jelly of any kind atld
cover the whole with tho white of
thu c; ks bea' en ttliT, viih on tup cf
sugar and the Juice cf th lemoa.
firowu Uihtly in th uvea..
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ONE C00D FATTENING RATION
Pennsylvania Station Makes Sugges
tion as to Fsed Wheii Different
Kind! of Flesh Is Desired.
The Pennsylvania station sugela
the following grain rations for fatten
ing poultry. Hi having been used with
Where a yellow flesh Is wanted a
ration rhould be made of comment,
five parts; ground oats', hulls remov
ed, two parts; animal meui, one part
mixed with sour milk. Where a whit
er flesh is wanted the following ra
tions are recommended: Corn meal,
two parts; ground buckwheat, two
parts; ground oatR, two parts m'xed
nith sour milk. Another: Parley meal,
two parts; middlings, two parts; buck
wheat, two parts; com meal, one
yart. mixed with sour milk. Another:
The refuse from shredded wheat and
W hen birds sre confined for fatten
ing sour milk lds digestion and
keeps the system from getting fever
ish. If no milk is available som
form of animal or green food must be
supplied to make the best gains.
Should a chicken for acjr reason get
off Its food a good plan la to turn It
out in (he yard. It will usually re
cover In a short time. Water should
be given once a day and grit twice
week. The rations should be fed
rather soft, about like porridge. The
food should never remain before
them from one meal to another. Take
It away twenty minutes after feeding.
CANDLING OUTFIT FOR EGGS
One Can Easily Arrange Satisfactory
Apparatus Out of Piece of
Tin and a Larrp.
(By H K RT COHX.)
Any person can make a candling
outfit easily and cheaply. A cylinder
of tin large enough to fit over a kero
sene lamp or lantern or a piece of or
dinary stovo ripe is sufficient. This
should have a hole cut In It about the
size of a silver dollar, cut so as t i
a'.and opposite the flame of the lamp
or lantern. . the candling can be uor.e I
in ordinary light, but better work cau J
be done in a dark or semi-dark room, j
As a general rule If the cf:g show j
clear, or in other words, if you can j
see through it, it is good. If it con- j
tains one or more dark spots, dark
lints or dark rings, It is bad, and !
should be thrown away. If It Is sev
eral days old. and has an air space at
ou' end. it Is not bad, but can be i
Ft '"he produce dealers receive the i
eggs seconds. If ou cannot see j
through the eggs they are bad and j
eiiouhl be thrown out. Some perfect- J
ly fresh s may show dark lilies or ,
rinqs. Tf le are caused by unhealthy ;
hens ar.d e- eggs are not g"od i
England tins one lieu to Ce acre
Sell off the scrub chickens and h-ire
only one breed.
Collect all cgc,s from nest at least
once a duy; hot weather twice.
Make ready a comer In each p.n,
that can be used as a dusting box.
The surplus cockerels and pullet
may b sold as breeders and a fancy
Hens over two jears of age are sel
dom good layers, therefore should not
be held over.
Keep t :s in a cool, dry place, but
nor in a cellar, as they are there likely
to become musty.
Car should be tsken at all times
never to peimlt moisture to come in
contact with the egs.
When the- hens aro stnited in lay
ing, great care must be used In not
allowing them out on nionny days.
Oats. bran, and green food are th
best stimulants to i-f production.
Corn Is r.uher fattening for use at this
A cbh k that la stunted because- ct
lack of good food at any period of
growth never la profitable as a layc-r
or a breeder.
A little fresh meat minced fine Is
necessary for the laying hens lurl;ig
tho winter mouths. This shoubl ba
given about twice a week.
An Ideal bird for winter ;.jt product
tlon is a pullet matured about No
vernier 1st. which Is strong and
v.oaa md Is ct a K'od In; lug mxa
Egg Testing. 1
and nests should be
Oats and Barloy UnN
Th rrorta that come to hanJ from
lh wheat fields of the western Cana
dian provinces show remarkably oo4
yields la a'l purlii. Yields are record
ed of wheat going r,3 and 40 bushel
In many places, ..ud oats from 6') to
100 bushels per acre, ffarley and flag
are splendid. The thousand of Amer
icans through'iiit the United Hf,ve
who have friends In Manitoba. Sin
ka'chewaa or Albert will be plensM
to learn of the great success thai
has followed, their efforts. Many of
these have not confined themselves to
the growing of grain, but have aluni
gone Into the catt'e Industry. On the)
luxurious grasses that are so abun
dant there. In almost all districts,
make this Industry safe and profitable.
The land sales reported by the rail
way companies and by the different
land companies show the great In
crease that will likely take piae
during the text year In farming oper
ations. What has been said time an
time again may cow be well repeated,
that there Is no rlace on the Ameri
can continent where the ame oppor
tunities are afforded the nan looking
for a home, for the young man. start
ing out in life, the man with a grow
ing v,p family, who desires wider
cope for hi ambition. The Cana
dian, government agenxs located at
different points In the state will b
glad to ad rise the reader of the condi
tions, and Velate to him Instances of
the great process that has followed
farming la "Western Canada.
Overheard In Venice.
"Isn't It romantic, John, dear." said
che. as they sat in the little Venetla
garden, "to sit here and listen to these)
Italian troubadours singing their bafc
lads bathed In th moonlight?"
"Yes, dear," replied John, with
deep-drawn eigh. "But 1 oniet!me
wish they'd bathe In something b
aides moonlight, don't you. It might
less romantic, but it would be
darn sight more hygienic." Harper
Two of Kind.
"I And that my husband has beea
having tho office boy call ma up every
day and mumble term of endearment.
That's a nice way to fool hi wlf.
lie been going to the ball game."
"How is it that you didn't catch o
to the voice?".
"Well, I'm busy at bridge every day.
and I've been having the cook answer
Mrs. J. G. Phelps-Stokes, la au ad
dress In Pittsburg, was urging her
women hearers to learn to be good
"If." she said quaint!, "you would
convince your husband that you are a
better actress than Duse and a better
dancer than Pavlowa, prove to hint
that you are a better cook than Escof
fler." A Superior Person.
F H. Elliott, the secretary of the)
American Automobile association,
was talking about a eoraewbat super
cilious and conceited millionaire.
"He a very superior person." Mr.
Elliott said, enillicg. "He's the sort
of person who would be sure to go
to a horse show In motor car and to
n automobile slow la a monoplane."
A Perilous Duty.
"My position," remarked the emi
nent physician, "is one requiting th
greatest tact and diplomacy."
"What is the tiouble?"
"I feet consciti tlousty obliged t
tell several cf my most wealthy and
Influential patieuts that they overeat."
A man never gets too old to rea:n
ber some cf the things that never oc
curred when be was a boy.
Can be served In
stantly with cream
It mailea a breaK
fast or lunch so supe
rior to th ordinary,
that it has become
a welcome pantry
necessity ir thou
sands, of homes, and
adds to the comfort
and pleasure of life.
"The Memory Lingers"
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