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wholesome thoughts. Yet everybody rubbers if a woman lifts her skirt a
few inches above her shoe top as she crosses the street on a rainy day.
Probably there's- more that's suggestive in that few inches of exposure
than there would be if all women wore skirts than didn't reach below the
knee; and all of them would then walk with more comfort and not gather
up so many disease germs from filthy streets.
The funny thing about all this worrying about what women wear is
that the men do the worrying. And whatever of evil there is in it all is in
the minds of the men who worry. A modest woman can be modest under
any and all circumstances, and an immodest woman can be immodest if
she wears a black gown that trails the sidewalk and reaches clear up to
And the summit of foolishness is reached when fool men go to pass
ing state laws and city ordinances to regulate what women shall wear.
OWEN SAYS MONEY PIRATES
MUST WALK PLANK
Washington, Aug. 2. That the
control and domination of the bank
ing business of the United States
must he surrendered by a half dozen
men to the public was the essence of
a circular letter issued by Chairman
Owen of the senate banking and cur
rency committee today, in reply to
questions from country banks as to
the advantages they would draw
from the federal reserve system.
"These half dozen men," he said,
"can shake this country to its found
ation by panics whenever they please
and they can do it so artfully and
so subtly as to make it almost impos
sible to demonstrate their guilty con
nivance. If an exhaustive investiga
tion were made of the panic of 1907
this country would lear n a much
needed lesson in finance as to the re
sponsibility for and the beneficiaries
of panics in this country."
In Berlin, the firemen wear water
jackets with a double skin, which
they are able to fill with water from'
the hose. If the space between the
two layers becomes overfilled the
water escapes through a valve at the
top of the helmet and flows down
over the fireman like a cascade, pro
tecting him doubly.
What is that which nobody wants,
but which nobody likes to lose? A
WANTS TO DIE AND BE BURIED
WITH MAN HE KILLED
Twenty-five years ago Peter
Rusetos and "Jimmy" Floros were
friends in Greece.
Then Rusetos came to Chicago and
started in the ice cream parlor busi
ness. He was prosperous. When the
business was big enough for two he
sent for Floros.
Together they made the plant of
Peter Rusetos & Co. one of the larg
est ice cream factories in the West.
They opened a place at 713 Milwau
kee avenue and planned further ex
pansion. Last night there was a directors'
meeting at the Milwaukee avenue of
fice. With Charles A. Drapanes and
George Bright, two other directors,
they planned for the future. Jimmy
and Peter got into a bitter quarrel.
The other two partners went home.
The "pals" continued their quar
rel. Peter drew a revolver and fired
six times. Jimmy fell to the floor
Rusetos surrendered himself at the
West Chicago avenue police station.
Today he wants only one thing to
die that he may be buried with
o o :
A recently-invented safe that will
float in case of shipwreck is a steel
cylinder divided into two compart
ments, one air-tight, the other to hold