Fairview Republican from Fairview, Oklahoma on October 25, 1907 · 3
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IllSIpAtj g 3 BLACK BALLS BY ELECTRICITY Balloting in Large Clubs Made Easy by New Device Electrical balloting is one o the latest inventions introduced by the Automobile club of America in its magnificent new clubhouse in New York, says Technical World Magazine Formerly the board of governors made use of the old-fashioned black and white ball plan This was good enough so long as there were not very many applicants for membership to be balloted for, but when the lists assumed largo proportions a great deal of time was lost by the handling of the little spheres and the ballot box So a new and much superior system was devised by the club's first vice president and consulting engineer, Dr Schuyler Skaats Wheeler Instead of there being a ballot box passed each member sits in his chair and presses a button, transmitting his vote electrically to the ballot box Each voter lias in his hand a small block of wood in which are two push buttons, one black and the other white If he has no objection to the member whose name is up, ho presses the white button and his vote is recorded accordingly but if he thinks the club would be better off without the applicant, he presses the black one In either case he votes absolutely in secret and in the twinkling of an eye IT GIVES WARNING A Good Alarm for a Break in Line Wire Circuit Use an ordinary magnet, M, from an electric door bell in series with an eight- candlcpower lamp, L, as is shown in cut The magnet will hold the small lever, A, while the lamp is lit When the current is broken by opening the switch at the plant, or Diagram of Wiring from any other cause, says Popular Mechanics, the levqr, A, Is released, making contact with the line in which on ordinary bell, B, is in the circuit, ringing the bell until circuit is restored on power line or switch is opened in bell circuit CUTTING DOWN BILLS Don t Try to Use Electric Light Bulbs That Are Old The incandescent electric lamp is one of the most commonly known and simplest household devices with which we have to deal, writes George R Met- calfe, in Technical World Magazine The lamp In general uso is labeled 16 candle power, and the average user of these lamps is generally contented with the mere knowledge of how to turn liis light on and off He will undoubtedly grumble at times at the amount of his monthly bill for lighting, and will often be inconvenienced by the dimness of some of his lamps, but the deficiency in light is made good by turning on another lamp, and the monthly bill is further increased It would probably never occur to him that it would be an actual economy in dollars and cents to throw away his old lamps and provide now ones at his own expense and yet such is the case The smashing point cannot be accurately determined for any lamp without rather extensive tests, but in general it is not necessary to determine its accuracy A variation of one or two candle power will hardly be perceptible under the ordinary conditions It is only when the lamp falls off three or four candle powe that its dimness becomes appreciable, and It is a safe rule to follow, and it will prove more economical, to buy a new lamp rather than burn an old one after its diminution In candle power becomes noticeable By this is meant that It will be more economical for the amount of light obtained because as the lamps fall off in candle power, more lamps must be burned to obtain the original amount of light If the reduced quantity of light from old lamps is sufficient, as, for example, in halls and closets, it would still bo cheaper to throw out the old lamps uud replace hem with now ones of smaller candle power WILL WORK IF MADE RIGHT How to Make Your Own Small Electric Furnace Take a block of wood and shape into a core One like a loaf of bread, and about that size, serves admirably Wrap a layer of asbestos around it and cover this with a thin layer of plaster-of-paris When tie palster is nearly dry wind a coil of No 36 wire around it, taking care that the wire does not touch itself anywhere Put another course of plaster-of-paris on this, and again wind the wire around it Continue the process of al-, ternate layers of plaster and wire --0110 Volt Circuit, Electric Furnace until 500 feet or more of the latter has been used, leaving about ten inches at each end for terminals Then set tlie whole core away to dry For a base use a pine board ten inches by 12 inches by one inch Bore four holes at one end for binding posts, as Indicated by E E Connect the holes in pairs by ordinary house fuse wire At one side secure two receptacles, B B, and one single pest switch, C Place another switch at I and another binding post at F The oven is now ready to be connected Withdraw the wooden core from the coils of wire and secure the latter by hands of tin to the board Connect the ends of the wire to binding- posts E and F, as shown From the other set of binding-posts, E run a No 12 or No 14 wire, connecting lamp receptacles, B B, and switch, C in parallel Connect these three to switch D, in series with binding post, F, the terminal of the coil Place 16-cp lights in the receptacles and connect the fuses with a 110-volt lighting circuit The apparatus is now ready for operation, says the Popular Mechanics Turn on switch, D, and the lamps, while C is open The coil w'll commence to become warm, soon drying out the plaster-of-paris To obtain more heat open one lamp, and to obtain still more open the other and close switch, C Electricity in Japan While all the progressive nations of the occidental world have been vying with one another in the utilization of waterfalls f r the production of electric power, Japan, a country where waterfalls abound, has almost entirely neglected this source of mechanical energy But Inevitably, in view of the extraordinary development which Japan has recently undergone, such a state of affairs could not endure A beginning has now been made, and the work will doubtless be pursued with characteristic Japanese energy and intelligence Several Japanese companies have recently been organized for the establishment of hydoelectric stations The most important of them, with a capital of 10,000,000, proposes to furnish 40,000 liorse-power of electric energy for distribution in Kioto and the surrounding region The Han- shin railroad is soon to be supplied with electric trains, and another company proposes to furnish electric power to Nagoya Frosted Bulbs Poor Lighters So long as carbon filaments are used there will be a fine deposit of carbon inside the bulb, and this, together with whatever dust may collect on the outside, increases the tendency of the rays of light to be reflected inside the bulb and absorbed by the frosted glass With the new metallic filaments it is claimed that all internal deposit is avoided The tungsten filament, for instance, is subjected to so high a temparture In the process of manufacture that all Its impurities are said to bo driven off Life of Treated Poles As a result of records of 3,000,000 poles, covering a period of 52 years, the telegraph department of the German government finds poles impregnated with sulphate of copper last 11 7 years, corrosive sublimate 13 7, creosote 20 6, unimpregnated 7 7 Wireless Telephony A new system of wireless telephony, Invented by Prof Majorama of Rome, was tried early in April between the central telegraphic institute in Rome and the radiotelegraphic station of Monte Mario, a distance of about two and a half miles The peculiarity of tlio apparatus consists In the employment of Mujoramu's hydraulic microphone in the circuit It wns found that even the timber of the voices wore clearly distinguished ut the receiver Experiments with the same apparatus over longer ditances are to be made How to Color Old Window Shades Mix a sufficient quantity of wall paint, which may be of any color desired, and after placing the shade on a fiat surface paint two coats with a brush, putting It on with strokes crosswise When dry the shade will be like new h'ow to Color Old Window Shades Mix a sufficient quantity of wall paint, which may be of any color desired, and after placing the shade on a flat surface paint two coats with a brush, putting it on with strokes crosswise When dry the shade will bo like new Lightning as She Saw It While little Gertrudo was looking out of a window during a thunderstorm she saw a flash of lightning play along a telegraph wire Oh, mama, she exclaimed, I just saw a piece of the sun fall down from the sky 4Sf WITH UNCLE BY ri Copyright 1907 by Byron Williams The Trimmer I tell you Hick ry Holler Is an interested town Our milliner Miss Featherhats, Has brought a trimmer down She got her In the city Where she went to buy her stock, And bachelors are hanging All around the Opry block So young and oh, so dashing She wears clothes that fit just so There s bound to be a feud, or Two among our village beaux Her hats are simply stunning So at least the ladles say Won t you help me buy asks wifsy I will go, sez hub, to-day So wifey calls to try em And shy liubby lie goes down To get a closer rubber At the miss from opt of town The gossips now are busy With the veiled I-told-you-so The scandal of her costume At the dance twas far too low When fall hat sales are ended And the maid has left the town, Then things will sort o sizzle Sort o stew and sizzle down The beaux will wait expectant For a letter in their name But, even odds to Betsy, It s the one that never came Deadly Mines During 1906 In the stute of Pennsylvania, 126 boys between Hie ages of 16 and 21 years were killed In the coal mining regions A railroad brakeman has Invented a hot-box alarm, In which the molting of a fuse rings a bell i the coach Uncle Josh Yes, I wont t taown to hev m pitcher took I didn't care nuthin about it iu'self, but wife sez 'Land sakes, Jonathan, what ef ye should die off suddint like an nothin fer th' boys t remember ye by, and I sez Well, I ll be god darned ef th boys lias got to have m phorygraft fer to keep m mem ry fresh an green, I guess it won't make much difference arter th novelty of the pitcher wears off But, wife, she's jest like all th wimmin folks when onct they git sot on anything, so I dressed up fit t kill Hadn t had on a biled shirt fer six years, that bein when I run fer school director Th paper collar Bill that s my bay lra' d me didn t ride sidesaddle very good, but we tied er daown with a red an yeller necktie my wife had fer a scarf when she was a young critter, an off we went t th photygrafters, my San ay boots mak- in me mis'able an tl at thar dnmmed col'ar chokin th seeds outen my Adam's apple Well, sir, we got there, and the photygrafter was t hum Four dollars fer a dozen and three dollars fer a half,' sez he I begin to back out, but Miriar -she got tween me an' th door and argued Art alius does come high, she sez, shooin me back inter the photy- - grafter's tentacles Well, bum-by they got me ready fer a 'sett in and tli photygrafter he smoothed my weddin suit about th shoulders and sez t look 'rightabout here on the door-jamb, an then he put th back o my head In a vice ar,d sez to keep cool and look nat ral Then he pressed one of them there injia-rubber balls in his hand and 'Click went th dumb thing, an I jumped up, smilin an triumphant Never hurt a bit, sez I, laughin', and he sez 'Wait, I ain t took it yet and sot me down agin an put me in th iron virn and got behind a buggy robe, a machine cover, er somethin like that and turned ill' darned thing around, pintin straight at me Mr Photygrafter, I saz, ye don't kalkllate it'll break til glass, do ye An' 1 liaw-hawed right out Ho didn t pay no tention to me, but al to onct he grabbed hold of th handle of th' cannon-thing an started right down th room towards me I could see th muzzle pintin right at iny heart, an' with one blood-curdlin whoop, I up an' jumped Yo see I d been shot at in th battle o Gcttysbe-rg, an' I wa n t takin no chances on having th thing repeated in times o' peace but, somehow, when I jumped that dammed vice on th back o my head hung on like a puppy t' a root and in less than a minit we was all down on the floor photygrafter, pitcher-machine, scenery an me an them there clamps a-hangin' on fer dear life Well, t make a long story short, i finally got loose and dumb through th side window into tft alley an cut fer hum An I reckon that them kin git shot that wants to Anyhow, fer me, J d ruther be a forgotten lather than a dead photygraft Willie s Offense According lo a country editor hereabouts, tlie school authorities of a certain town took It into heir heads lately that they would have the children's eyesight examined bv an oculist This wns done, and the parents of those children whose eyes were found to be in any way affected were communicated with Accordingly the head master wrote lo the father of Willie Thompson Dear Sir I beg to inform you that your son William shows signs of astigmatism, which ought to be attended to at once Yours faithfully Willie s father replied Dear Sir I don t quite understand what It is Willie has been up to now, but I have walloped him to-night you can do it again to-morrow morning Yours faithfully, L T Caught In the Crush Bud Garret Is nursing the great toe of his right foot, it having received a crush from a horse s hoof Hinckley Okla Eagle 'ti jji 5 IN THE PUBLIC EYE MIX THIS YOURSELF RECIPE FOR SIMPLE HOME-MADE KIDNEY CURE GOVERNOR FOE OF RAILROADS -y N V Gov Braxton Bragg Comer of Alabama has become a new big figure in Alabama state politics because of his fight against the railways, lie is the man who led tho Morris Avenue Soreheads against the state machine and won His motto was progressiveness as against standpatism Comer as a more stripling of a boy served as a state cadet during tlie civil war From poverty he rose to affluence Ho became a merchant, then joined field to field, and today is said to ran more plows than any other man in Alabama Ho is interested in cotton and Hoar mills and other business concerns, but it was not until be was fifty-odd years that he mitcied political life It is said that he got into politics by accident that he did not know what he was doing It all came about when he began to kick on what he termed high freight rates He was wholesaling at this time and something happened that per rnitted his great competitor to undersell him, and after a while he identified this something as railway rates and discrimination, or thought he did, and the fight was on He took the matter before the Birmingham Commercial club only to find the railways owned tho club He left the club and organized a semi-secret league popularly known as the Morris Avenue Sore heads, with a number of branches This organization presented a bill to the legislature but when it was passed it was not up to the Corner standard Comer became president of the new railway commission, winning by more than 20,000 votes Then came the state election Comer told the people he wanted everything the lieutenant-governorship, the rest of the railway commission and both branches of the legislature Then he could get laws to regulate the railways He carried sixty of tho sixty-seven counties, and won by 20,000 votes And Gov Comer is still fighting the railroads ARMY CHIEF RETIRES 'M S t '1 By the retirement of General McCaskey from the United States army the other day at the age of 64 by operation of the law as to age limit, the force loses one of its most unique characters The general is the last commissioned officers on the active list who answered President Lincoln's first call for volunteers in April, 1861, and served throughout the civil war, a period of more than four years He received his commission as major general, United States army, on the forty-sixth anniversary of hi3 entry into the volunteer service as a private He was identified with the First and Seventy- ninth volunteer regiments from Pennsylvania during the war', and served in General Patterson s army In Virginia, and later in the armies of Ohio and Cumberland His regiment, the Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania volunteers, belonged to tho Fourteenth army corps and he was present with It In all campaigns and battles from 1861 until mustered out July, 1865, at Washington, D C , as a captain ' He was appointed in tho regular army as second and first lieutenant Feb 23, 1866, and assigned to the Thirteenth United States infantry, transferred to the Twenty-second infantry, and later to the Twentieth infantry, in which regiment he served for nearly thirty-five years, filling every grade from first lieutenant to colonel General McCaskey was advanced to the grade of brigadier general January, 1904, and lias served two tours in tho Philippine islands His entire period has been spent in the line of the army TO WRITE HISTORY OF RUSSIA 4 Wi H Mrs Augusta Hale Gifford of Portland has sailed for an extended trip abroad During her absence Bhe will add to her material for a comprehensive history of Russia It is no new thing for Mrs Gifford to tarry in other lands, for although born in Maine she has spent more than half her time on foreign shores during the past thirty years A sister of the venerable U S senator, Eugene Hale, she springs from a long-lived studious family After her graduation from Oberlin college she became a devoted student to history, ju literature and art Shortly after her marriage VJwy''Ow VtT t0 IIon George Gifford of Portland, he laid tfo Ntjv'd aside bis legal practice and journalism to accept N J W1 - a consular service Ills duties have led to a family residence in London, Paris, Basle and various other foreign capitals, while Mrs Gifford has taken leisurely trips through Germany, to tlie North capo and the orient, in the early trips back and forth to her native land Mrs Gifford recalls some trying voyages, when adverse winds and waves often lengthened the trip to sixteen days Mrs Gifford has from time to time done much clever work for New England journals, and was much in demand as a lecturer before she undertook tho writing of books Fond of German character and life she wrote some years ago a volume entitled Germany Her People and Their story In due time this was followed by a history of Italy, which wa3 not only read with avidity by her countrymen but received favorable comment from tlie king of that country, Mrs Gifford receiving a letter from Victor Emmanuel III personally thanking her for so valuable and charming a book No sooner were the two countries woven into a story than she became anxious to visit, Russia and gather material for a third in her series, but the political dusturbances have been such that her family have not been willing for lier to attempt traveling through that country until now AROUSED BY SLAUGHTER 7 TT V' St Jf IJlI iaSs Mohammed All Mirza, the new shah of Persia, who ascended the throne last February, aroused at the awful slaughter of his subjects by invading Turks, has called upon the sultan to curb ids auxiliaries, asserting that the temper of the Persian people will inevitably force on a war should the frontier continue to be harrassed The shah is 35 years old As a child lio showed great intelligence and a remarkable strength of character Ho is well versed in the subjects taught in Europe and speaks French fluently His majesty is described as serious, energetic and fond of his work, personally attending to every detail of the government His officials have often been hoard to complain of his zeal and exactitude when governor of Tabriz He did not inherit tho oriifbtnl love of pomp and display Some have said that he is economical to a fault According to the American charge d affaires in Teheran, lie Is a most firm supporter and advocate of reform, and has devoted considerable time to the study of political sciences and the poljllcal history of Europe His majesty Is, however, above all, a military man Ho lias had a thorough and careful training in the art of war and has commanded several brigades Indeed, so desirous were the late shah and Nasrcd-Din, tho present shah's grandfather, Unit his military training should bo as thorough as possible that the then young prince entered the army as an ensign, and reached the grade of commander solely on bis merits, only after having served the full period for oacli Intermediate grade His majesty's military qualifications found a wide scope in the administration of the province of Azerbaijan, essentially a milllary province, whore the best Persian troops lire rec rulted It will bo readily seen that should the Mohammedan nations get Into a war that he shah will bo thoroughly able to aid In the matieu vering of the Persian force s The shah Is fond of lie simple life, and the sumptiiousness of his court does not exceed that which is absolutely necessary for the mafr tenance of his rank and dignity Inexpensive Mixture of Harmless Vegetable Ingredients Said to Overcome Kidney and Bladder Trouble Promptly Here is a simple home-made mixture as given by an eminent authority on Kidney diseases, who makes the statement in a New York daily newspaper, that it will relieve almost any case of Kidney trouble if taken before the stage of Bright s disease He states that such symptoms as lame back, pain in the side, frequent desire to urinate, especially at night painful and discolored urination, are readily overcome Here is the recipe try it Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-iialf ounce Compound Kargon, one ounce Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla, thr e ounces Take a teaspoonful after dach meal and at bedtime A well-known physician is authority that these ingredients are all harmless and easily mixed at home by shaking well in a bottle This mixture has a peculiar healing and soothing effect upon the entire Kidney and Urinary structure, and often overcomes the worst forms of Rheumatism in just a little while This mixture is said to remove all blood disorders and euro the Rheumatism by forcing the Kidneys to filter and strain from the blood and system all uric acid and foul, decomposed waste matter, which cause tho afflictions Try it if you aren't well Save the prescription WHEN MILESTONES CHEER They Always Gladden the Heart of the Pedestrian In a walking trip a milestone along the way is the most companionable fellow in the world your spirits rise as you near him as though you were about to greet a human friend, and they keep almost consistently on his high level till his brother a mile distant advances to meet you And when you overlook one of this friendly company because of an encroaching hank or screening boughs, says the Travel Magazine, his neighbor further on conies to you doubly welcome At tho latter end of this passage in the journey your spirits flag a trifle as though oppressed by a sense of desertion You may even scowl at the overhanging bank which Is more than a party to this concealment Those wqiIJiv persons who attend to the roads should sec to it that every milestone within tlieir province stands out frankly from its leafy background Observance of this, Jiowever, would rob the wayfarer of that leap of the heart which is his when the stone tells the story of two miles done rather than one For however much the landscape and the minute world at his feet may claim the footfarer's admiration he is still keenly alive to the virtue of decent distances covered in his day's journey Old Coins Discovered Workingmen in demolishing tho old smelter house of the first United States mint, on Seventh street, Philadelphia, have uncovered a number of relic3 of the early days of the republic Those relics consist of a number of foreign and domestic coins, dating as far back as 179 Some of the interesting finds are a pumber of test coins that were experimented with by the officials in the olden times These coins are similar to Chinese money, eacli containing a hole in the center that was filled with various kinds of metal to bring up the value or tho coin Hospital Story-Telling it is curious that philanthropists in search of n novel means of doing good do not engage reciters and storytellers to visit hospitals and amuse the patients A rich man in New York engaged Marshall P Wilder, the diminutive entertainer, who liar, given pleasure in nearly every city, ,to visit regularly certain hospitals in New York Mr Wilder was welcomed enthusiastically by the convalescent patients, and his merry stories did them good OLD SOAKERS Get Saturated with Caffeine When a person has used coffee fora number of years and gradually declined in health, it is time the coffee should be left off in order to see whether or not it has been tlie cause of the trouble A lady in Huntsville, Ala , says she used coffee for about 40 years, and for the past 20 years has had severe stomach- trouble I have been treated by many physicians but all in vain Everything failed to give relief Was prostrated for some time, and came near dying When I recovered sufficiently to partake of food anil drink 1 tried coffee again and it soured on my stomach 1 finally concluded that coffee waa the cause of my trouble and stopped using it I tried ten in its place and then milk, but neither agreed with me then I commenced using Postuni, had it properly made and it was very pleasing to the taste I have now used it, four months, and my health Is so greatly improved that I can eat almost anything I want and can sleep well, whereas, before, I suffered for years with insomnia I have found the cause of my troubles and a way to get rid of them You can depend upon It, I appreciate Postuni There's a Reason Read,' Tho Road to WehvUlc, in pkgs

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