Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, November 14, 1914, Home and Farm Magazine Section, Page 9, Image 23

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    HOME. AND FARM MAGAZINE SECTION
Inventions and Appliances
Health and Sanitation
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BUNTUfO VEST HOLDS SHELLS
HANDILY.
WHEN one shell is pulled oat of
the receptacle In a new hunt
ing Teat, another automatical
ly takes Its place. The vest la "load
ed" from the top, over which a can-
vas flap buttons securely, and the
long, tubular receptacles sewn Into
the Test are made for any guage
shells. The vest will carry 32 shells.
COMBINED TOOTHPICK AND
TOOTHHKl'SII.
A COMBINED toothpick and tooth
brush Is a novelty recently per
fected. It Is nuide of a special
wood which can be Bhredded to form
a soft and fleocy brush at one end,
doing away with the necessity of in
serting any of the usual brush ma
terials. The idea Is that after using
the pointed end to pick the teeth,
the- device can be turned and used
Immediately as a brush, It Is stated
that the market price of this article
will bo so low that it can be thrown
away after being used once.
NEW 1NHULATINO AND RTJST
riiKVKNTI.a iTlIEMIOAL.
ANEW Insulating and rust-prevent-materlal,
known as "paraclt,"
has been brought out In Ger
many. This material Is said to
possess extreme resistance to chemi
cal Influences of all kinds. It is an
efficient electrical Insulator and Is
neither cracked by heat nor split off
by fatty acids. Paraclt coalings, to
be dried In the air or in an oven,
are applied to metal objects by brush,
Immersion or spraying methods, and
if the material is Intended to stand
high temperatures It Is subjected to
heat treatment. 8uch coatings are
being used not only to resist acids,
alkallos and atmospheric Influences,
but are being applied, successfully to
boiler tubes to protect them from
the corrosive action of the water.
REMOVING SCREW TOPS ON
FRUIT JARS.
AN OLD broken pair of Bheara can
be made into a useful tool that
will eome in handy during the
canning season, or at any time that
a ' fruit can Is to be opened. The
broken ends are ground to moke
them rounding, and a hole is drilled
in each end largo enough to allow
a wire, about Inch In diameter,
to pass through them. The wire is
formed as shown, and the ends are
fastened in the holes. It should be
of such length as to reach over the
fruit-jar cover when the shears are
oponed. Place the wire over the
cover and close the shears with a
good grip. The wire then takes a
good hold on the cover, and It is an
easy matter to tighten or loosen it.
MOVABLE NEST KOXES.
IT IS frequently dcslrablo to have
Dent boxes which are readily re
movable from each other. Such
an arraugoinont Is shown hero.. The
frame ploccB are strongly made of
one-inch stuff, firmly nailed to
gether. The wires support the boxes
and are firmly attached to the two
euds and middle boards. Strips may
be used in place of the wires If neces
sary. The nest boxes are made of
half-inch lumber and are 11 Inches
wide, 12 Inches long and 6 inches
deep. The bottom Is made to project
6 inches, leaving a step for the hens
to light on, A tipace of 12 Inches
should be loft between the wires ho
as to give sufficient room for th
hens.
PRIZE CONTEST
Pint prlra $10.00, noit nlno beet Sl.Ofl earli. An Imcmtlnf novrlly tor er
fonteelant, Head the (unilllldnn carefully, Wtiln fur drtnlla.
The parnon londini til tlm lnr(oat Hit of rmmea end adilreuoa of people wear
inf (leant! will rei'elya HUNT I'ltlZK, nenl lr..l RBcVNI) PIIIZW, (. Aocom
pinilnc thein Una nuat tie tlio name of an OlTlCAli HI'F.OIAUBT who pro
aorlbaa IITIUDON limara. You ran Irani wno thla apeilallat It by Inquiring, ot
varrona whom you know Ilia ilaaau until you louia Ilia right parly,
Thla tomcat cloaca Nit. SOlh, 1014. You nnat land In your llal la weakly In
tlallmmta. Band all yon hare an Nov. 141b, any yon wlali to add Not, Slut and
any additional nanna Nor, 8th. l'ria will ha awarded aa loon aa the oouullng
la aouploted, ,
WESTERN OPTICAL COMPANY, Portland, Oregon
PLYMOUTH MANILA ROPE
Costa 5 Morn Than Other Ropes, but It Gives You
25 LONGER LIFE AND STRENGTH,
Don't you call this economy! If you want to prove this, let
us send you ft small piece to test out for yourself. In full colls
our price Is 15 cents per pound base, Short lcnptlis 1 cent ad
ditional. Two, hundred thousand pounds in stock.
Wo also have tho largest stock of I'doi ku and Sheaves on tho
Tacifio CoaHt.
Catalogue sent upon receipt of 10 cents to cover postage.
The Beebe Company
Dept. C.
182-6 Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon.
PROTECTING AGAINST DE
FECTIVES. IF ANYONE doabts the urgent need
of effective rawiw for reduc
ing the number of defectives la
this country, let him co'inKiot ..,.,..
pertinent facts: The number ot in
sane, Imbeciles, Inebriates and crimi
nals Is steadily increasing; and all
these conditions are the result of bad
heredity. Or, stated In another way,
If none of these conditions existed
at the present time they would not
exist in the future, excepting the
negligible numbers caused by In
juries. The study of heredity Is making
tromendous strides these days. And
one of the facts It has established
beyond dispute Is that feeble-mlnd-edneas
Is hereditary, and transmis
sible to offspring in exact proportion
to the mental capacity of the parent.
Thus If both parents are feeble-minded
all of their children will be de
fective without exeoption. Even
when one parent is normal, and the
other Is feeble-minded, a large pro
portion of their children will be de
fective, and none of the others will
be exceptionally bright.
Prof. II. H. Goddard, who has
charge of the institutions for mental
defectives at Vlneland, N. J., has
spent many years In proving those
facts. Some of the evidence he pre
sents Is most convincing. For exam
ple, he has the record of a Revolu
tionary soldier named Martin Kalll
ltak, who first married an Imbecile
girl, and later a normally-developed
woman. Both women bore him chil
dren, whose descendants have been
ferreted out after years of patient
toll by Trof. Goddard. The Imbecile
girl's direct descendants number 480,
the normal woman's 49 6 There are
144 feeble-minded, arid only forty
four normal children recorded In tho
imbecile wife's line of descendants,
while no case of feeble-mlndedness
Is recorded among the descendants
of the more fortunate woman.
TJflK OF SKIMMED MII,K IN
I'KVKRS.
AN EASTERN clinician, who has
been making some exhaustive
studies of various diets, offers
some useful suggestions In the treat
ment of fevers. Solid foods should
not be taken during an acute febrile
attack of any kind. The tolerance
for starchy foods during fever Is
limited and In many cases contra
Indicated. Fat In the form of bolter
or cream niny be harmful; but skim
med milk diluted . with an equal
quantity of water may he used free
ly and In many ways. Thus a farina
or oatmeal gruel, or a barley gruel
made with diluted skimmed milk Is
well borno, and can be made very
.ippetlzlng. Fruit juices, particularly
range inlce mid pineapple juice, are
'Hoful In quenching the thirst; bnt
'aler.'and plenty of It, Is the stand
'y, and has the advantage of being
'Mghtly laxative In febrile conditions,
'ly this method of feeding the patient
-ecelves a very low percentage of
tugar and casein, and practically no
rnt,
NOVEL METHOD OP INDUCING
8I-KICP.
EVKRYONE Is familiar with the
time-honored method of Induc
ing sloop by conjuring np Im
aginary animals and counting them
An even more effective method. If
we may believe the author of "The
Srlenee of Happij'ees," Is one pre
cisely oppoaltivlhat of keeping ont
Imaginary objects Instead of sonjur
Ing them In,
"Challenge systematically any line
of thought that appears, and banish
It from consciousness," he Instructs.
"Tho thing Is not difficult for a dis
ciplined mind. You have simply to
vow mentally as yon find yourself
thinking on any subject: 1 will not
think about that," and as It were you
shut off the current In that direction.
Ot course, through association your
mind Is Instantly supplied with some
other line of thought; but this also
you challenge In tht same way as
soon as it appears, and so on as long
as you are conscious, Yon thus pre
vent any slugle line of thought from
becoming paramount In conscious
neon, and one lino after another be
ing subordinated, the tendency is to
a lower and lower level of mental
activity, till presently consciousness
Is lost. It is possible for some per
sons to put themselves to Bleep
voluntarily In this way at any time
when they choose even during the
day and in the midst of most activa
thinking."
"SUNBURN" THAT DOESN'T OOMH
OFF.
ANEW variety of "sunburn" has
recently made Its appearance
in California, and seems to be
spreading. The curious part of it is
that a person may get it without be
ing exposed to the sun. But what is
even more peculiar is the fact that
the "burn" develops on the hands
and face, which are the parts usual
ly exposed to sunlight.
This peculiar condition may fol
low what appears to be an attack at
indigestion, or a long period of ner
vousness! or nervous break-down; of
it may precede any of these condi
tions. In any event, It usually makes
its appearance aB a discoloration ot
the skin over the knuckles, the backs
of the fingers and hands, and on the
forehead, the discoloration resem
bling ordinary sunburn, but having
a peculiarly bronsed appearance.
This condition is not caused by sun
light, but is a symptom of the dan
gerous disease, pellagra.
This disease has been observed for
some time In the South. In that re
gion It Is found mostly among the
poorer classes living In bad hygionla
surroundings, and eating poor and
badly-cooked food. As these people
live largely on corn meal, and as the
corn eaters in Europe are affected
with this disease, it was thought for
some time that this cereal , was re
sponsible for the malady. . But thil
belief has been discarded, and the
exact cause of the disease Is still a
mystery.
Recently the disease has appeared
In California, and seems to be mak
ing headway. On this coast, how
ever, it Is not confining its attacks
to the poorer classes, or to "corn
eaters," but Is Invading the upper
walks ot life as well.
WB ARE CASH BUYERS FOI
YOUR POULTRY, EOUB, VEAJti
AND HOGS. NO COMMISSION.
Illsholt Price! Alwerl Trjr Oe.
PATTEBBON a 00. j
Be Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
Reference.: Northwest Netlonal Bonk.
and Chronic
Disease
cured without drugs or knife
CANCER
NATURAL SANATORIUM
178 Eait 60th Street, Portland, Ontfoa
Lay ton Cooperage Co.
coorwAeiAiv ,
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Manafaatarafi
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Oik Itei and
Blt Barrel
Dealari In
Beoond-IInnd
BABHHLS.
Order promptly
Mended to.
Phono
Vein HUT
srr Welar Si
Portland, Or
Manning's Improved
Table Lamp v .
300
Candle
Liil
is Bonn
Ono QeUon
f Qaeellne
PMCg
$050
rtsun
III Klmlt of 0.
lullow Wire Brit
H.W.ManningL&S.Co.
Rnppllet for All Klmlt of Oaeollne Lamps
and llullow Wire Britetno,
13 'e sulk St, loiUuid, Oregon,