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era, doing business in a stairway or
dirty basement, with no money in
vested in equipment, and 80 per cent
of the money that place gets goes
out of circulation. C. E. M., 625 S.
Adams St, Peoria, Ttl.-
FISHING. I have been waiting
with interest for some reader of The
Day Book to disclose a good "fish
ing hole" for A. L. Schaber's benefit,
but to date no exponent of Isaac Wal
ton has forwarded the desired infor
mation. Good fishing can be enjoyed just
north of the Lake st dam in the Des
plaines river, east bank preferred, as
the west bank is plastered with signs
prohibiting fishing and trespassing,
but south of Lake st the Desplaines
river during low tide is a rival of Bub
bly creek of the stock yards, as the
towns bordering on the river use it
for the disposal of their sewage.
A good day's outing may be had at
Desplaines, HI., whether in the lake
or river downstream from the pump
ing station, or would suggest trying
Romeo, HL, on the Joliet electric line,
where there is good fishing in the
Desplaines river and small lakes
which dot this section.
Another good point is MiHer, Ind.,
on good old Lake Mich., for salmon
fishing, using a 1-0 fly attached to a
No. 1 spinner, about 14 miles off
shore. Ed Brossart.
"QUICKSILVER" I want to know
something about quicksilver. What
is it and why is it called quicksilver?
E. W. C.
Quicksilver is not silver at alL but
a metallic element independent of all
other metals. It looks like silver, and
because it is liquid and seems to be
"alive," the ancient Greeks, who dis
covered it more than 3,000 years ago,
called it quicksilver. In olden times
"quick" meant life you will find
references in the bible to the "quick
and the dead," meaning the living
and the dead.
The right name for quicksilver is
mercury. Mercury is mined in the
western part of the United States.
There are mines in California and
Oregon and also in Texas. There
are mercury mines in several coun
tries in Europe. It has many differ
ent uses it is valuable as medicine
and it is used in manufacturing. It
is also used to separate gold and sil-
ver from their ores. Mercury is so '
heavy that iron and lead and other
heavy matter can be floated on it
"BABIES" MAKES INTERESTING
TOPIC FOR SUFFRAGE ASS'N
Any woman has a right to be a
mother if she wishes, married or not
Any baby is legitimate.
Members of the National American
Woman Suffrage ass'n sat up in their
seats and gasped last night when
Prof. W. I. Thomas, Chicago univer
sity, told them that motherhood out
of wedlock was honorable. Some
openly took issue "with him. Others,
including Dr. Anna Howard Shaw,
mothered his radical ideas.
Prof. Thomas preached for open
motherhood and open instructions to
women on the ways that may be em
ployed to restrict the birth of chil
dren. "The world is no better than in the
so-called days of savagery," he said.
"The American Indian had all of our
civic virtues and few of our vices. Our
science is effective, our morality is
POPE SAYS PEACE MOVEMENT
MUST START IN U. S.
Rome, June 9. "I realize that the
whole world is looking to the Vati
can to take the initiative toward t
peace, but I believe the movement
must originate in America," said
Pope Benedict XV yesterday when
giving an audience to Miss Jane
Addams of Chicago and Dr. Aletta
Jacobs, of Holland, representatives of,
the Women's Peace Conference.
Miss Addams said she believed war
between U. S. and Germany was impossible.