“Coal and wood will disappear from the earth. Coal already is dwindling alarmingly, and the most ambitious efforts of the foresters will not forestall he final obliteration of the forests. Electricity is manifestly the sole dependence of the future.
“In the Northwest several years ago the cold was so intense and the fuel famine so prolonged that the farmers there kept themselves alive by burning their boundary fences and their outhouses. The winds were frightful in their temperature and destructive force. Why should they not have been utilized to keep those homes comfortable.
By means of a simple windmill, power could be produced which would keep the homes of the far Northwest at a uniform temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, even in the deadliest cold weather.”
New York Times January 1, 1911
Edison’s New Storage Battery is Cause of Revolution.
SHORT LIFE CELLS THING OF PAST
Removes Last Objection to Electric Car Used by Advocates of Gas.
In the perfection of his new storage battery, Thomas A, Edison has inaugurated a new era in electric locomotion. The successful efforts of the electrical wizard will revolutionize the commercial adaption of vehicles propelled by their own power. The new batteries supply a long felt want In the electrical world and remove all objections to the electric automobile.”