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TIIK OMAHA SUNDAY HKK: MAY 1. 1010.
Young Nebraskans Who Have Won Distinction in School Debates
OH tli" rtst di champinn
1.1, i he culminating honor cf
tho Nebraska H uh School De
Iii t i i) r l-ague -eleven picked de
baters, repi eseiiting ll section
of the Mute, will coniete at the
Vnlverslt of Nebraska m-xt Friday even
ing, the tvetilng nf high s-.'iool ft dv.
It will he the Ioiikhi'm third annual debate
for the , hainplnnshlp. Tie Knsun wis or
ganized In Juiiuhiv, l'o hy lr f . M. M
F1gg, professor nf rhetoric at t lie state
university. Thlily htKh schools. Joined tluil
year, Mi'.d C I (i:umpl'ishlr vas ,nn by
Arthur Anderson nf Wahon, with Mark i
llsrgiave nf Wviiidit. sir, mil, and M.-s
Isabel Oldham (if ke irie v and Clayton
Hilikc, of Old. thud. Fo-tv-ciKhl school,
hdld membership I" tbe league last year.
when l'!vl.n HadHifff nf Sidney captured
Ihe championship, cm-mid honor going M
Paul timid nf Walmd, now nf Amherst
coll'ite, and third to llnrvry llcss nf
Sixty m lionls niiipi ii-- the b auue s mem
bership this war ti c Ismest and most ef
fectively uruamEcd itsso. billon nf secondary
schools In th( lintel Mates for the plen
ties! stiiily nf the sciem e nf eccry-flnv
argument ntid Hie ait nf nral discussion.
Tlnf,. Klxly si bonis hit Vvidcd Intn eleven
iliMneis. In rani tlistii.t the memhei.s
have lid n i ontesi ing since February to
d'cidr. which .should lave the honor nf
sending t.i tie Male debute the representa
tive .r that (lhdrh t. ' 'Rcsnhiil. That Labor
I'riin.ii Are. in the Whole. Hencficlal.'' is
the question which the teams picked by
i nnipetilinii. frnin a il these schools have
been investigating and discussing fur four
nr five niniitiis and which will he debated
in the Hat'' mutest.
The district chainpinnshlp schools- so fat
as tho championship, have been decided--are
t'enlral I lst rlrt- ieneva . v. Iiirh won
from Oseenln. from Friend and from Sut
ton (which defeated Grafton
East I ilstriel Ashland, w hich won fuini
I'nlversity f'luce hy default, and from
Seward (which defeated Syracuse.)
Northern 1 'istrlct Valentine, which won
from O'Neill (which defeated Atchison.)
Nni tlnvestern Pint riot Alliance, which
defeated Sidney and Chadron (which won
trom Crawford, which defeated Gordon,
which In turn had won from Hushville )
Southern District 1 lasting, which de
feated Edgar and llehrnti (which won from
Koutheaslerri I istricl-W ymorc, which
wun from Auburn (which defeated Ne
braska City), Tecumseh- and Fulls City
MBSk hil I
HISS E.TLOY XEVflS .wynosn
SOUTH EASTERN DISTRICT
(which won from Stella and Uumbolt,
winch had defeated t'awnee City.)
South neHtetn Plstrict Beaver City, which
wmi finm Franklin academy and from
MoCnok which defeated Trenton).
Western Platrlct Kearney, which wnn
from North Platte.
West -Central 1 list rict Broken Bow,
which won from P.avenna and from Ord.
KaMern Piat rlet--To he decided hy the
debate between Plutt.sniouth (which won
from Fremont and Hlnlr) and Wahoo
(which has deflated David City.)
North-Cmtiul District Not decided. Al
bion haa won from St. Edward, nnd I'lerce
has won from CreiKhton and from Ran
dolph (which won from Wayne.)
Jesse F.rtel, reprosentallve of Geneva and
the cent.al district, boii of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph F.rtel, has been in the Geneva
Bchnola four years. Am a scholar he ranks
IiIkIi In the sophomore cluss. Winning
first place In the declamatory contest last
year, he this year began the study of de
bating. Tho negative team, of which ho
was a member, won at home and then
di teatcd the Friend team two to one, and
the Osceola team two to one. In a special
contest with Grafton, Geneva won, and
t. - ff 1 ' ' 1
K T 5 ' .f, J ' f
I " L-. .ill JtCfa -vC -11
Joseph. mzcERAtp. kearnev
Dloyd Worley, who debates for the east
central d'strirt, Is a member nf the Ash
land High aclionl, whero ho ranks high as
a student. He was burn at F.dgar, began
his schooling at Crete, and subsequently
attended the Wyinore schools, which ho
represented In a county contest In public
speaking. This Is hi first year In debating
Natural ability and determined application
to work have brought him unusual success
for u student.
The representative of the Valentine HiU
school, which holds tho championship of
the northwest district, Is F.dith Mario
Chrlstensen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mar
lln Christensen. Miss Chrlstensen, who
ranks as sophomore, stands high as student.
oltv cniim il. Miss James Is one or mo lean
ing students and most popular member ot
her class and school. Her scholastic, rank
In Kngllsh and l,st!n Is esieolally high.
Although Miss James has had no debatln
cMwti"nce prior to this ear, she has al
was been noted in high school circles for
her fluent command of Kngllsh and her
skill in public sneaking. 1 1 r rapid flr ex
tenipoi aneous rebuttal has been a inarkM
feat'iro of the debates In which Alllancu
as been represented.
an Webster, whom tho Hastings High
school s lected to repicsent It and tlm
southern district, last ear won second
place in the eential Nebraska Inter-county
dehat.v lie was at tho Harvard High
Heboid one year and Is now a senior at
Hastings. Ho was on the Hastings tenm
that won on the negative from Krig&r ftnil
on the team that m on the affirmative:
from Hebron. Mr. Webster, who Is tho son '
nf Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Webster. Is also In
terested In athletics, being a member of
the foot ball. Indoor base ball teams, anil
manager of the base hall team. He will
enter tho Lnlverslty of Nebraska ni
Miss K. Floy Lewis, whom tha Wymorw '
High school has appointed to represent. 1r
and the southern district, the largest dls- 1
triet nf the league, la the daughter of Mnc
and Mrs. J. K. I,ewls. In the three district!
debates this semester she won two first i
honors and one second. In resourcefulness
In fairly and squarely meeting her op
ponents' Arguments, Miss Pew Is has t f
celled. Versatility and Individuality she
also notaidy possesses. She has taken the
full l.atln course, a have her colleagues on
tho team, and will he graduated with,
thirty-three college "credits." In scholar
ship she ranks a close second In the senior
The representative of the Kearney High
school, tho champion of tho westiirn dis
till t. is Joseph Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald,
son of Mr. and Mrs. O. F,. Fltsgerald, Is a.
senior who ranks as one of the ablest
students in the school. In Inte.rscholastlo
debate ho lias been active for three years.
two years as) second on the Kearney team
VKN" WEBSTER , hastincs
finally, by, rlefeatlng Sutton, which had
won from Grafton, captured the cham
CUJV.1STEJ Sin? , VALtNTINt
NORTHtftN PI STRICT
Gleanings from the Story Teller's Pack
l.oi ul Color. Onco more alio liuiulnd about the text, arid
1'ltlNG the w inter session, stories the b y reimated his remark: "Don't worry,
of the summer tcatlon time you'll get the quilt."
come to light. One of these was
recently told ot a young writer
who applied for board at a
farm close to a hotel where his
friend, who was a congressman, was stay
ing, llo balled the farmer across a five
"1 am a writer and am anxious to gat
some local color for a piece of work I am piatn Dealer.
noniK, i uon i core to stay at tno hotel.
How much will you charge for board?"
'Well, If you Just want board and room
This about convinced the mother. that her
son was getting a bit too fresh for so
small a child, and she made up her mind
to punish him. Just then she saw a friend
going home from church and she called
after her to learn what the text had been.
Here's what It was: "Have no fear, The
Comforter will be with you." Cleveland
K. U. Whltted of Topeka relates In the
It will be $10 a week, but If you must have Kansas City Journal an Interesting story
us talk dialect to you, It will be $2 extra." of the ancestors of Speaker Cannon.
National Magazine. "Uncle Joe la of Quaker stock," said
$ 'VVhitted, "and although the Quakers do
Fishing Lurk. ot believe In war most of them have
Senator Frye Is an enthusiastic fisher- fighting blood In their veins. I know a
man. He was once the guest of a family little story on that subject about tho
who arranged for him and other visitors Cannons. It happened before I was born,
in Eastport. Me., a picnic at a lake a few but Is a family story banded down. My
miles distant. Tho head of the family, grandfather and Dr. Cannon, father of
noticing that his brother, who had charge Speaker Cannon, were members of a little
of the vehicles, had placed a supply of band of Quakers that settled in Park
nsning parapnernaiia in one of the ccuntv. Indiana, alonir ai..mt
"tr'V. S -;: .
JESSE EBTXL , dENEvA
plonship, In which contest the Judges
selected Jesse Krtel to represent Geneva.
She Is a voluminous reader. On finishing: ftn1 ,h)s vpar ag iea,ier.
her high school course, she Is going to col
lege. She wm a member of Valentine's
debating team last year also.
Miss Ethel James, the representative of
the northwestern district, lias attended the
Alliance High school tho last four years
and is a member of the class of 1910. She
Is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William James, Mr. James being a well
known merchant of Alliance and also a
prominent figure In local political circles,
for several years a member of the Alliance
Wayne Sopor, the representative of the
w 'cM-cvntral district, is ' a senior in tha
Broken Bow High school. He ban attended
tho Broken Bow schools from the primary
department up. As a speaker he has had
considerable experience. In several local
debates and other publio speaking contest
and in the district debates ho has taken,
part. Ills work has shown him uncommonly
effective as an extemporaneous speaker,
and he is one of the strongest students in
In the Field of Electrical Experiment
wagons, asked why he had done so.
"They're for Frye," was the reply.
"But, man alive, there are no fish in
that lake," the elder exclaimed.
"Well, Frye doesn't know it."
Frye didn't. On arriving at tlie lake he
there from North Carolina. They founded lei the bishop.
the little town of Bloomlngton. Speaker "Why, pshaw, Mr. Bishop, it would cer
Cannon was born there, my parents were talnly make the colored folks in my con
born there and I was also born there; gregatlon sit up and hallelujah for the
kingdom come." Indianapolis News.
Islam. "Uaotleker had book," he repeated.
"Murray very, very good. Murray nay:
'Give the sheik half a crown.' Badeker say:
"Give the sheik a shilling.' "Pittsburg;
Why lie Would IVenr a Hnbe.
Bishops of the Church of Itome have
robes which no lesser dignitary of the
church may wear without committing
sacrilege. The story Is told of Bishop
O'Donaghue, who Is shortly to remove from
Indianapolis to take charge of the Louis
ville diocese, that he was visited one day
by a negro preacher of a Protestant de
nomination. It Is characteristic of Bishop
O'Donaghue to see everv one. and the '
colored minister was shown In.
"I would like to borrow one of your ' '
robes," said the colored man, with visions more and more water and you want a
of a beautiful red robe In mind. sUady supply. The national forest will
"Want to hang yourself?" said the accomplish that simply in this way: For-
bishop facetiously. Csts do not take any more rain at least
"No, sir; no, slree; I don't want to hang no one has proved that they do. What
myself, but I thought If you would loan they do is to hold the rainfall when It
me one I'd have my wife to make one Just comes and regulate its flow down the
lite it." mountain slopes. That is the main In-
"What good purpose would that serve?" fluence they have. If the whole Sierra
CLABXTTCX A.. DAVIS
Klectrlcnl Anesthetic. toaster on the table. When ho has fin- about a foot In thickness. The patterns!
KFOKK about twenty-five stir- lshed he takes his electric motor or an are laid on and marked with chalk, thenj
geons of Hartford, Conn., Dr. eloctrlo train to his office downtown. they uro removed and the cutting; machine
Louise RablnovkcU of New After he has departed and the breakfast quickly cuts out the garment.
York, the physician who for Is out of the way, the house is swept and In the electrical clothing shops ' there
fifteen years has been perfect- cleaned by the electrical devices, the linen are machines for stitching at high speed,
ing her methods cf electrical Is washed and Ironed and all tho other, machines for barring, tacking and eewlna
anesthesia, supervised an operation on John work Is completed with the aid of elec
Croslc, 2b years old, at St. Francis hospital tricity. When tho head of the family re
January 23. turns for dinner at 7 o'clock the meal ha
Three toes were amputated successfully been cooked by electricity and Is ready to
from his two feet while the subject was serve.
under the influence of the weird electrical . JM
Automatic mecirie carriers.
A system of automatic electric transpor
tation, Invented by Mr. William C. Carr of
Buffalo, N. Y., is attracting a considerable
amount of attention. His principal devices
are a rural mail and parcel delivery ap
He ward of Merit.
Some time ago Miss G. Yeager, book
keeper In a Penn'strett store, Reading,
Pa., loaned 25 cents to a young woman
range were smooth and barren the rains
would rush off quickly in flood waters
and a great deal of it would bo wasted.
"With a forest cover, with a brush cover,
with a good grasB cover even, when the
rain comes It forms a reservoir and lets
the water run off slowly and especially
holds It for the latter part of the season,
when It Is very badly needed.
the history of tho major leagues, said
the course of a neat humorous address.
"Women are more Intelligent on the aver
Water Power Question.
"There is another thing connected with
hence I know the story.
"Along in the '50s. bv the death of a
took the fishing tackle and trudge off. former member of the society In the south,
to return some hours later very warm the society Inherited 160,000 In money ami
and very much bitten hy mosquitoes. loO negroes. Quakers did not believe In
"Get any bites, Frye?" he was asked. alavery ami, what to do with the negroes
Get any bites! ' was the half Indie- was a problem. It was finally decided to tranlfer, who made the request of her on
rant reply. "Look at my face!" Philadcl- free them and use the $0,000 In purchas- tlle street, explaining that she had lost
phis, Record. nK for them homes in Indiana i-r tier purse and needed the money to helD
T ... Cannon was selected to go to Alabama. Py her fare back to Philadelphia. She the water BUPP'y ' the national forests
a - ,.' J... . w"ore they were, and bring them. The took Mlss Yeugers name, promising to
i n m m , bancuct in Cleveland, citlaon, of park wpre retur the ,oan
r.! 1!,"' ' ,,anl ovar "-sroes lo- The other day Miss Yeager received at
L... ... - ' . cated among them and were at the land- lotter from the vounir woman who l now
Ing when the boat arrived. They notified Mrs. A. C. Cartwrlght, enclosing $23 In cash
Dr. Cannon that he would not be permitted $1 for every cent loaned her when she
to lu'.ld them. Th ,,1,1 ,,1,-, n u - , , ..... .......
age than men. Of that I am convinced- - "A " " 7 , . . " cl"uaHnwu " ",B b"" r
... vit,m..n:u man niiu HO fizua & niUSKBL Itur thru vmr uirn
and gave the negroes Instructions to march Ths wrlur states' that sinco her adven
ashore. The doctor and the negroes were lule Hhe had been married, and coming
permitted to land and the plans agreed ,..,..,., u-.i .-i u...
v. , v,oj vat u uriniS ivimn ll'Uil'l S IIUIIIO
the other day, she related the Incident to
phenomena, which was used for practical
purposes on a human being for tha first
time in medical history in that city.
Recently at the Hartford Medical so
ciety's club rooms Dr. Rablnovltch demon
strated the possibilities of her discovery on
a rabbit, which she subjected to the elec
trical anesthesia, and, after cutting the
spinal cord, sewed up the wound, permitting
the rabbit to hop freely and happily about
the room, as though nothing had happened.
With Dr. Rablnovltch supervising the op
eration Dr. hi. M. Johnson, one of Hart
ford's leading surgeons, applied the electric
current of four mlliampheres and fifty
four volts by means of three electrodes,
one at the ankle, another at the thlnbone
and the third at the groin. It was a com
plete success. The patient felt no pain and
absolutely no after effects, such us ether
Is apt to produce.
The operation will become a regular thlnj
soon at the Philadelphia. General hospital
when the apparatus Is Installed.
on buckles and machines for putting Id.
pockets. There are no less than twenty i
two varieties of button-hole machines, and
a contrivance for sewing on flat buttons.
Experiments are being roods to transmit
musio by wirele.3 telephony.
A safe method of flrinj shots lu mine ,
by electricity has been devised.
An electrical device Is now la us to
parat js, an automatic electric ore carrier, ' record tha density of smoke Issuing from
an electric truck and scale, an under- chimneys.
ground or "tube" system, and a passenger It is claimed that the Bell telephone)
car. All are operated on tracks that are system has 4.DO0.O0O telephone in service,
similar in design, but differ in size accord-. The city of Durban, South Africa, will
ing to the service requlrid. The smallest spend $l,0u0,000 for electric lights and rail
is for mail and parcel carrying, and is ways.
worked by means of two tracks supported Ten million dollars will be spent In St,
overhead on poles with Y-shaped or yoke Petersburg, Russia, to electrify forty mllesl j
tops for supplying current to the motor- of horse car lines. I
driven canters, and In rural sections they Tho Chinese laundries In Brooklyn are)
may be used to clstiibute current for light being elecliifled with electric lights, motor
and power to consumers along the line. The driven washers end wrl. gers and electrla
idea is to arrange them as loops radiating flatirons.
from a central station. The mall cars will The old days when electric light shades
be started, for example, from the postofflce were mero ornaments have gene forever
with ono box fcr each of the houses on and in their stead come the modern shades
the rauto it seryts. Between stations the
tracks are twelve feet to twenty feet utovo
the ground, where they cannot in.erfere
Kleetrleal House for 10IO.
For yeais the dream of the housewife w Uh other traffic, and over these parts the
and that is the water power question. The has been a home in which all the domestics cars will lun at a speed of about twenty
power resources of California are a yet work v could be done by electricity. That five miles an hour. As a station Is ap
very little developed. They are likely to dream promises to bo realized during the proached the car will slow down, pick up
made to diffuse and reflect the light along
purely scientific lines and at the greatest
Niagara Falls can generate fully 6,000,000
horse-power, bat only 6.5 per cent of It is
being utilized. Of this 126,000 horse-power
Is used in electro-chemical processes, 66,200
be enormous in the future. It Is clmply present year. Electricity is now being a box with outgoing mall, deposit the box for railway service, 12,300 for transmitting
Why won't women, then, learn to under
stand base ball? I have never yet suc
ceeded In making clear to one woman the
difference between an unassisted triple
play and a foul fly.
"So, with the women, I adopt a light,
facetious tone In base ball matters. A
woman once said to me:
" 'I love base ball, Mr. Hall. I love
especially to watch the man at the bat. It
la so cute, too, the way he keeps hitting
upon by the society were carried out.
"Indiana hud some very stringent laws
at that time against fieedmen one re
quired that any person giving employment
to a freedtnan should file a bond with the
county Insuring them against the freed
man employed ever becoming a county
many miles to p twer plarts, and H5,wu0
Is used by factories close to the falls.
(aaollne Electrlo Traction.
A very successful application of tie;
combined gasoline and electrlo system ia
reported by Cussier's magaaine upon one
of the most Important light railroads of
lit f'uxo.in ....... ........ t.1...
the Br, 11111,1 e.ntlv with the l,il'. Whv .v,.. on in) uinei
, j, Ti,o, - . against such laws and
" , i v j -r tnat, tiiKuuiii,
" 'Well, you see, madam.' said I, 'the
worms have an annoying habit of coming
up to see who's batting, and that naturally
puts a man out a bit; so he Just taps
them on the head lightly, and down they
go.' "Washington. Star.
I.Ike Some Other Kpltaphs.
"I was called In by a close-fisted old
merchant the other day," a Boston lawyer
remarked, smiling. "Ho wanted ma to
draw his will, and this I proceeded to do.
litem, jii. ittt ne was arrested, tried, con-
her husband, and they decided upon the
National Forestry Service
(Continued from Page Two.)
prove its kind utid its quality and its
quantity, and we can do this by very
victed and fined very heavily (about $:t.0tw. careful cutting, which we always Insist things: not the protection ulone, not the
as 1 remember). This was a very largo upon. That applies, or course, paitlcu-
suin of money in that community at that larly to the government, because the prl-
time and the Friend society offered to vate holder must get certain returns upon
pay It. Dr. Cannon would not permit them 1 'R capital and he must get them in the
lo do so, however, and his entire property immediate present. With the government
was sold at sheriff's sale to pay the fine It 's quite otherwise. The government can
and cost. bo satisfied with very slow returns at the
"As the little old speaker faced tho present lime, and it can wait years and
house of representatives recently defying ears for second crops, so that conserva-
theni to do their worst he must have re- tlve forestry Is very much more easily
Impossible to figure today what they might cpplled to half a hundred uses in homes with Incoming mall, ring a warning bell in
be. The policy of the federal forest service and nw onea are rapidly being added to the house, and then proceed on its way
In regard to the power question is simply this list. with scceluated cpeed. Boxes with parcels
this: We believe that electric power gen- The electric kitchen of 1910 la a table may bo similarly collected and delivered,
erated from a flow of water Is so very lm- with a row of knobs ut the batk. These Tho loopj will crdinarlly be twenty-five
porlant now and will be so very much more knoba are for wire connection. Koch miles long, and It Is estimated that each
important In the future that the power utensils has a heater In the bottom. The trip over a loop will cost only five cents
companies should be under some kind of cook, to set It going, plugs the short C'tid.) The automatic electric or carrier
control by the federal government. wire uiiacneu. io me siew pan, or wnaiever ysiem, an example or which is shortly to Hungary, namely the Aiad Csunad line,
"The right-of-way for ditches, conduits It Is. into a socket In the back of the be Installed at a coal mine In Pennsylvania, which comprises 215 miles of standard
and power lines belong to the federal gov- table. Just like a telephone girl makes will carry the ore from the mine at high .ouge road and 106 miles of narrow gauge,
eminent and the sites for power houses a connection, and the pan heats up at once, speed to tho smelter or railroad, and after making 330 miles in all These hues arc f
also, and further than this the fall of A new electric range has Just been de- automatically dumping it will return to the .i.nated southeast of BiidaDest and cut
.e,,,.-,. nnne or si n ting point. To prevent trouble a heavv passenger traffic. Since comments-
ttnllndKU t-a nut, It K ,va ,1 a n Iha Inn Ihul , ...... ....... ... '
,a,,Bc. t .j.. w.-t. iiuui u-e inn snow, tne contacts on this,
are heated red hot by electricity. Th as on the other systems, will be made on
cooking is done In ordinary utensils set on the tinker tide of the rails In inverted V
the tops of thesu pads. The new electric shaped troughs. For hum ling package
range has an oven, also what is known- f1(.g)t at railroad terniinuls, steamship
as a quick oven, for pies and . similar flocks, and In and about manufacturing
llunKs- plants, the combination electric truck and
Besides Its use In washing. Ironing-and cnio , ,lilt t bo pel.6te(j on Illovubl(J
cooking, for sweeping and for running the tracks. One of these equipments now be
scwlng machine and the pianola, electricity Inff manufactured will be Installed at a
will bo applied to many other devices in fr,,,,ht terminal in New v.i, it.. ti,
water which Is due to the configuration of
the land belongs to the federal government.
"It is not ono thing alone which makes
power. It Is a combination of ail those
following his verbal Instruction. Presently "embleJ (ne little old Quaker doctor as he hardled by the government than bv private
" "To each and every clerk who has been
In my employ for ten years I give 110.000.'
"This seemed like a considerable Bum to
me and I ventured a slight protest, us he
had a number of daughurs and his entire
fortune was not large.
" 'Oh, that's all right,' he said, w ith a
little crooked smile. 'You know people have
alwsys said that 1 was close and hard, and
1 want them to think well of me when I'm
"I was a Utile touched and t!d some
thing, but lie waved It aside and we con-
stood in the court house at Rockvllle de- owner;-, although it is possible for private
fylng the court to do Its worst." owners to do very much more than they
4 are doing at present.
KrntmkUni Couldn't Drink II. -Now as to this timber matter In Us
Two Kentucky colonels were showing an relation to fruit growers. You need and
Englishman what a wonderful count rv tile nlur'iv. u'lll lnmtier unit llmhei- for
When the Hrlton had traveled your houses, fence posts, stakes, shakes-
from Haltlmore to New Orleans and from
tho Atlantic to the Mlsslsslnnl. he
wood for all kinds of uses. The agricul
tural possibilities In the great valleys of
land alone, not the fall alone, but It Is
a eombinatlon of all those things, and our
opinion is that II Is only fair to keep the
title of tho land with the governm"t t,
give the power companies long leajtee,
thirty or forty or fifty years, for their
power house sites, their reservoir sites and
their right-of-way ui.d to charge them a
reasonable rate on the total amount of
"Of course, there has been a great deal
of opposition lo this. There was an attempt
last year to pus a bill in congress grant
ing patent and fee simple to the power
companies of the necessary land and will
probahly he nnuther attempt this season.
Hut the power question is likely to be very
important also lo tho agricultural Intercuts
In the vallevs below. You will us It more
tho electrical houne- of 1W0.
The eloctrlo razor Is one of tho most
recent Innovations. It Is built on the
principle of the lawn mower. It has several
blades that turn at the rate of several
thousand revolutions per minute. You con
nect it with an electric light globe socket
and mow your face.
The electrlo shaving mug Is more fa
miliar. It heals the water In the mug
Of course, It will, Just as well, heat water
fur a nice hot drink. You can even make a
nrtl itr.-- I ivti . , .. . ..
llnued with the draft. When It was finished P"u"o oi i-uuer and l,-
wv.vw puuiiua or cneese a month.
es. the south Is a fine country, but you California arc in their Infancy. They are
have r.o Industries here." nothinir at uresent compared with what
"No Industries," retorted Colonel Smith, thiy will be. Thera will be two or three
with Indignation. "Why, suh. Colonel Rob- times as many homes. The demand for
inaon, in Kentucky, has a dairy where he luir.ber wlil be nlwavs Increasing.
It Is pretty Important In that connection
and as I was about to leave the office, the
old fellow smiled again his little crooked
" 'About those $10,ou0 legacies, ' he said,
'there isn't a clerk In my place who ha
been with ma over two year -but II will
look well in Ihe papers!' "The Green Hug.
Impossible!" said the Englishman.
Colonel Smith turned to his fellow for
"I don't know how m.ich buttr? and
morse e otonet Koblnson produces a month.
that you he assured an accessible supply
of woid at reasonable rales. Wood Is a
necessity. We all need It and that Is the
cardinal principle In the management of
the national forests of California, to al-
wavs keen enouali timber on nana ror
... . rim nf Iwtt It,,,-,, lulu 1,1 lit,, uh.vltu,
and more for light and mat ana pumping ,, .
and mechanical power of all descriptions Wectrlu toilet articles are numerous al
and what we are working for In that re- ready, and, of course, the electrical house
,Mrt is to see not onlv that we keep a M ls equipped lth them. Electrlo
general control of the whole situation, but aK Jiggers are well known. Almost
..... ,,'urv l.arl.r ilinn It a A tlmllur l,,..LIn j
that whatever power Is taken out or tne , "'
mountains Is utilised completely and to the
said the second Kentucklan, "but I do lecal us. If there Is only enough timber
lie kutn the Test.
Robert Saltsman, a prominent citlien of waine.
Erie, Pa., was In town the other day long
enough to relate the strange church-going
ei poll eiue of his son, Chester. The boy
had been In the habit of going to church
with his mother, but one Sunday she was
unable to go, and be persuaded her to let
him go by himself. Well, when he returned
from the seat of gospel disitensation his
mother was anxious to learn how
closely he bad paid attention, t-he askeal
him what had been the text for the sermon.
"lon't worry, you 11 get the qulit," re
plied the boy, promptly.
The mother failed see the connection.
"""" ne nas twelve sawmills and he
runs them all with buttermllk."-ch
Tue neat .olde fur Tourltta.
Grant Allen relates that he was silting
one day under the shade of the Sphinx,
turning f..r tome petty point (f detail i his
Laedoker. A sheik looked at him sadly ami
shook his head.
In a certain national forcut to supply tho
future needs In that given locality wo do
not veil a stick of it for export. We keep
It right In lhat locality for present and
future use by the ranches.
"Wo try to work to the end that local
litleirsts will neer have to go outside and
Import limber, which, of course, would bn
verv evnensive and Inconvenient. h'o we
"And there Is another local question, we
want to look out that power is not taken
from one locality completely out of It to
the detriment of local Interests, and we
expect to see very carefully to that.
"Now the range; the range, of course,
does not affect you directly. The Intent of
the national forests la not to overstock the
ranges, but to keep Just that number of
cattle and sheep on them which the range
will support and to gradually Improve the
various binds of grasses and other forage
-So far a the ue of the Innd goes the
forest reserves do not shut out homestead
. ,h- timber ri I., the country entries at all. which I. often misunae, s.oou.
Murray good." he said In a solemn voice for continuous use in the future, and It There Is a law now which applies t he
of warning. "Haedeker no good. What for will never be shipped out unless thero Is homestead act inlde the national fort-sis.
you see Haedeker-' , ,urp,u, whU.h cannot h) ued locally, and If there are little patches of
"No. no; Baedeker Is bent," answered Mr. ,! then of course, It will be sold and tural land lying around In the meadow s
Allen. "Why do you object to Haedeker" .,. .Mowed to to to waste. and valleys Inside of the national roiests
machine Is now made for women. It con
tains small fans that revolve rapidly aul
blow a blast of hot or cold ulr for drying
Tho electric corn popper is another
novelty. There Is no need with the electric
popper to wult for goixl coals. All you have
to do is to put the ivrn In the popper
turn' on the eiectiiclt y, and shake.
Electric heaters, of course, have been
In use for a long time, and naturally the
tileetiic hoiike of V.110 Is heated as well as
Illuminated by electrlcil j .
The head of a family residing In an
electrical house pushes a button that
closes the bedroom window before he gets
out of bed In the morning. Then he
pushes another button and that turns
on the electric heater. Hefore he ia out of
his bath the water is hot In his electric
shaving mug and a turn of the button
bets Ins elect ilc raxor humming.
His breakfast la preixiied on the electric
Hacks are made In lengths of from t-.n to
twenty feet (not elevated In this case), and
are mounted on wheels so that they may
bo moved fron. point to point, or extended
or shortened. The carrier can be operated
tither automatically or by an attendant. A
scie attachment recirds the separate
weight of each pack-ago and th.? combined
weight of all the packages. The under
ground or "tube" system is essentially a
modification of the overhead systems for
use in places where tho elevated lines
would not be permit slbie. The tracks, In
stead of being supported on jhiIcs, are to
be nounud along the sides jf cuiurel'e
tunnels built under the surface. The pas-i-onger
car Is practically an electric auto
mobile auated io run on thj overhead
Malting; Clothes by Electricity.
There .tie about 2,nou establishments In
this country where men's reinly malu
clothing is made for the wholesale trade-,
of which 8M are in New York state. A
lurgu number of thesu concerns have
recently completely equipped their factories
with electric power and electric devices
of all kinds, from cutting machines to the
electric pressing Irons.
Otic of the largest ready-inude clothing
houses In New York where modern electric
power and convenience were in dally use
Ing the use of gasoline trains, the railroad
company hss found them to be of such a
gieat advantage for this class of traffio
that at piesent they are operating the
lines with them almost exclusively. Trains
are mailt- up from a locomotive, or rather
motor car, and fiom one lo five standard
ears. At present there are about forty
locomotives In use, ranging fron) a heavy
eighty horse-puwe.r type to the thirty and
twenty horto-ponei locomotives. The
petiolelectv.t: group m heavy locomo
tlv3 consist of a V..-:!nghouse, slx-cyllti-der
gusoltjiij rnuiur connected to a dlrect
curn itt fc-e.erattir. slnw tl ' Introduction
of the preseril sisitwri Ihe traffic has In
creased very nine ti. and the lines are bet
ter putronlr.ed hy the public. This Is seen
Irjm tho fuel Hut wmle other light rail
toads gave but ti or 7 per cunt Increase
within re-er,t years, the Arad-Caanad lines
show I'd 23 fir cent increuse for tho fea.ni
Kills""' First direct Lamps.
The first trial of incandescent lamps for
outdoor Illumination was made In 18M) by
Thomas A. Edison at Menlo Park, N. J.
Edison stretched wires over the grounds
shout his laboratory and placed fiv hun
dred of his new lamps out In the weather
for a severe trst. The lamps wer of six
teen candle-power and were supplied with
current by nine small dynamos.
The test fully demonstrated the fo'Jt
that the new Incandescent lamps could be
used successfully out of doors. But the
aro lamps, of greater economy and candle
power, dominated this field of outdoor
Illumination so completely that It was not
until within the last year lhat incandes
cent lamps have been tibsd to any great
extent for outdoor Illumination. The new
during the last year turned out l.0,(ioo me,l filament lamps of far greater bene-
complete suits of clothing, consuming over "tBl f'vln a trong white light, hav
3,ti0,uii0 yards of material. One electric cut- proven themselves admirably adapted for
ting machine is said to have kept sixty ,nl8 service. It Is already quite common
electrlo sewing machines going full time 'or 1,10 nHer villages and towns, and a
to take care of Its output. large number of the small cities as well,
With the electric cutting tools the cloth ,,",,t ,h-lr tre-.-t with 11 fi new metal
The sheik crossed bis hands and looked "Then about the water. That Is another they can be settled up aim no nr. --..u toted on an electrla l" U1'1 00 lo" ublet untl1 lhe reach lment Incamiesc-nt lan.p
down on him with the pliying eyes of thing needed In sgrlcultur. You will find llshed." "' ' 1
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