The electric light equipment here described will add much to the interest, and, if the fish are in the right mood, to the length of the string of an evening's fishing. The necessary materials are : a small incandescent electric globe and porcelain base of about three-candle power and three volts ; a dry battery for same, of the kind used in bicycle or night lamps; several yards of two-way flexible covered wire of small diameter, some rubber tubing to cover the flexible wire, a glass bottle with large mouth, and rubber cement.

The neck of the bottle should be large enough to easily admit the porcelain base. Cut a circular piece of wood, B, from a cigar box, large enough to cover the top of the bottle, and in the center bore a hole to admit the rubber tubing with a tight fit. The porcelain base, D, is screwed to the cork, C, with two screws which should be long enough to reach into the wooden piece B. The flexible wire is then covered with the rubber tubing. An easy way to do this is to take a nail which will easily pass through the tubing, tie to it a strong thread, and from an upper window lower the nail into the tubing until it comes out the other end. With the thread, a string is then pulled through, and with the string, the wire in the same way. Firmly attach the string to the wire without any large knots, and also see that the ends of the wire are not likely to catch on the tubing. The wire on the lamp-end should extend about three inches to allow for connections in the bottle.

Through the cork, bore two holes from the center of the top side to the edges of the porcelain base. The wire and tubing are then put through the hole in the wooden piece B, the end of the tubing being attached with bicycle or other cement to the underside of this piece. The two strands of the wire are then put through the holes in the cork and connected with the terminals of the lamp. The upper side of the cork is then covered with cement and pressed firmly against the piece B. When dry, the water will not reach the wire when the cork has been inserted in the bottle.

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The other ends of the wire are, when ready to use, connected to the battery, and the lamp will then light. The battery is kept in the boat. The wire not in the water does not require to be covered with tubing. In use, the bottle is weighted so that it will sink to the required depth. The battery is then connected to light the lamp. The light will attract many kinds of fish. The fisher and a properly baited line will do the rest.