The UK Bible Students Website
‘Science has been experimenting with the ultra-violet rays for plant growth and for sterilizing water, and has found that they ripen fruits more rapidly, give them richer flavor and cause them to remain fresh longer than the fruits not so treated.
‘Recently the U.S. Secretary of [the] Interior, Mr. F.L. Lane, propounded a plan for obtaining power from our waterways, for transmitting it to and for storing it in stations near our manufacturing and mining centers of the East.
It revolves about a central drum, to which it is attached by a wire and about which the wire is slowly wound, as it at even distances goes around, ever drawing nearer the central drum. It needs no watching, even working while the farmer sleeps!
‘Aircraft seemed at first to be a plaything, later a useful war implement; but the first anniversary of the U.S. Government’s aerial mail service proves that the airship has its utilitarian aspects in commercial affairs. The recent feats of crossing the ocean in lighter and heavier than air machines suggests quick passenger service between Europe and America. We may expect utilitarian marvels from these inventions ere long. Britain, with characteristic foresight, is arranging for the commercial use of airships on a large scale, having already laid out air routes of travel, somewhat like railroad routes.’