TO ELECTROCUTE GERMS IN WATER.
Dr. Karl Von Klein, of Chicago, it is reported in that city, has invented a process by which disease-germs in water may be electrocuted. The method of operation includes two wires charged with positive and negative electricity and a metallic howl, preferably one made of copper. With one of the wires applied to the outside of the vessel, the other resting in the fluid it contains, he claims that swift and sure death by electrocution is meted out to the unwelcome life therein. Having satisfied himself of the effects of electricity on milk and water, Dr. Von Klein proposes trying it on fruits and vegetables. He also hopes to evolve a plan by which a copper mesh may he inserted in the chief water mains and thus sterilise every drop of water that passes through.