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night Ff frjuenjly cay life was ep
dangered and nres liail t0 be built
outside the tent to scare the
At Honolulu she made a num
ber of pictures and now she in
tends to paint the Canadian Rock
In addition to her painting the
baroness is the authot of twenty
five books, the latest being a Vol
' ume of poems, "Crown of Pearls."
1 6 O
ALL WISCONSIN BELONGS
TO ANTT-FIRE SCHOOL
Madison, Wis., May 20. For
years the annual fire loss in the
United States has been about
$250,000,060, $30,000 every -hour,
$500 every minute. Add to this a
toll of about 1,500 deaths andv
about b,WO serious injuries by fire
every" year and one gains some
conception .of the problem Wis
consin is studyihg.
The Wisconsin way of dimin
ishing fire losses is by educating
the people. Every fire in the state
is-reported to the state fire mar
shal's offiice for investigation.
Printed rules in the handling
and tare of matches, gasoline,
kerosene, chimneys, stove pipes
and the burning of rubbish are
sent broadcast over the state.
These rules and, lessons are
taught the children in the schools,
posted in conspicuous places and
printed in local newspapers. Here
ajefour rules picked at random
from the lessons and bulletins:
If one smells gasoline, open
the windows and "look'- for it
mainly with nose and fingers,
, never with a light
Be Garefql as to where you
thf dw matches which you thin&
have been "put out!"
Before leaving a rubbish fire
it should be extinguished.
Children, especially girls,
. should be kept away from fires.
At the head of Wisconsin's
"Anti-conflagration School" is
Thomas M. Pur tell, state fire mar
shal. It is his aim through strin
gent building ordinances and
propaganda, work to get losses
from fire in Wisconsin as low as
they are in Europe, where the an
nual per capita fire waste is only
33 cents as compared to $2.51 in
the United States."
A mop of cheesecloth strips, an
inch and a half wide and eight
inches long,, niade .fast to a light
handle, is the besl: thing for keep
ing a papered wairdean. Brush'
the paper well with it twice" a
month. Every spring and fall mix
cornstarch, whiting and powder
ed Fuller's earth in equal parts,
dip the mop into the powder ,and
rub walls and ceiling well with it
Then shake all powder from the
mop, cover it with a damp flanneL
Go 411 over the walls again, wip
ing in long straight strokes.
"tTWnat are these society people
we hear about?" asked Mr. Corn-
"I dunno," replied the farmer,
"hut as near as I can make out
they're jes' folks that make a reg
ular habit o' wearm' their Sundayj
clothes every day."