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��Teaching English Girls the Art of Milking

'■jJAT arc you doing, my pretty maid "I'm practicing milking Sir," she said — or at least that is what the girl in the pholograjjli might answer if you put the <|ueslion to her ill that wa\-. Sin- is (jne of a number of would-be-dairy- maids who are en- deavoring to solve the problem of the labor-shcjrlage in hlssex, England. Tlie instruction classes are under the direction of the \V omen's W a r yXgricultural Association,

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��and many women and girls, some of them less than twelve years old, are learning the fine points of the art of milking without in- (onxeniencing the cow.

Tlu- de\ice employed consists of a frame supi)orting a rubber bag which re- sembles the udiler of a cow. The milk or substitute litjuid is poured into the bag, from which it is coaxed by just the right ])ressure applied in just the right way.

��Doing the Family Washing in Your Rocking- Chair

U.NDOrBTKDLY the washing - machine las jjroved to be one of I lie greatest friends which the erstwhile household drudge has found, \\here there is an electric motor to run the machine it has re- duced the labor of laundering to a 111 i n i 111 u m . But tlicre is still a cer- tain amount of te- dious labor in con- nection with the OIK' which is run b> hand-power.

The illustration below shows an in- \-ention by A. \V. W'olfskill, of ."Xdams- town. Pa., which uiiii/es for the purpose the energy expended in rocking to anil fro in a rocking-chair. Two springs under the seat of the chair, one at the front and the other at the back, are con- nected with the machine in such a way that the slightest nio\ement of the chair is comimniicated to the tub. It is not necessary to rock \io- leiitK' in order to cause the machine to whirl its contents rapidly.

��What are you doiny, my pretty "I'm practicing milking. Sir," she said

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��An Inventor Invents Because He Can't Help It

NI". thing stands out conspicuously: llic race of contrivers and iiuent- ors obeys an inborn and irresistible impulse," stales K. W. Taussig, Pro- fessor of liconomics in IIar\ard I'ni- \ersity. ("Inventors and Moiie\-Mak- crs." The Macmili.iii (Dnipany.) "Cart- wright was in (.lilticullies almost all his life; yet he never relaxed his in- terest in any and every sort of mechan- ical de\'icc. Mdison made forttmes and losi ihem again; but throughout In- re- mained the same ania/ing and pi-rsistent conlrixer. .■\n<l it would seem that no satisfaction from pecniiiarv' success or worldly recognition equals the absorbed inleresl of trial, experiment. momI prob- lems, happy solutions."

���Two springs under the seal of the choir com- municate the motion to the washing machine

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