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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 20

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Suddenly with a mighty heave the
men got the beam away. Davis saw
them grasp the girl and carry her to
safety. And then with a roar the
flames swept over him.
Perhaps with that act of abnega
tion the gambler made atonement for
his misspent life. In that last mo
ment he understood that it had been
granted to him to visit his wife in the
spirit, to learn and understand. But
instead of bitterness there was only
joy in his heart that Molly was to be
free.
So, smiling at the last throw., of
fate, Jim Davis yielded up his body to
the flames.
PACIFIERS
Pacificers and summer heat make
life pretty precarious for baby. The
bad habit of sucking on a rubber nip
ple or any similar article is one for
which some other than baby is re
sponsible. The baby does not teach himself
this disgusting habit and he should
not have to suffer for it.
Some of the evil effects laid to this
habit are that it spoils the natural
arch of the mouth by causing the
protrusion of the upper jaw. That
it induces a constant flow of saliva
and keeps the baby drooling.
The pacifier is never clean and
may readily carry the germs of dis
ease into the baby's mouth. It is
also a habit that is particularly dis
figuring to the baby's appearance.
Thumb sucking is just as bad a
habit for baby as sucking a pacifier.
To break the baby of either habit re
quires resolution and patience on the
part of the mother.
The thumb or finger must be per
sistently and constantly removed
from the mouth and baby's atten
tion diverted to something else.
The sleeve may be pinned or sewed
down over the fingers of the offend
ing hand for several days and nights
or the hand may be put in a cotton
mitten.
The baby's hands should be free
now and then, especially if he is1 old
enough to use his hands for his toys,
and at meal times, to save as much
unnecessary strain on his nerves as
possible, but with the approach of
sleeping time the hand must be cov
ered. o o
DAD SALUTES SON FORMER
DIPLOMAT IN ODD POSITION
ROBERT BACON
When Bacon, former ambassador
to France and assistant secretary of
state, takes up his new militia
duties as second lieutenant in the
Twelfth infantry at McAUen, Texas,
he will have to salute his son, Rob
ert, Jr., who is first lieutenant in the
first field artillery at the same camp.
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DUTY OF MAIDS
"You advertised as a chaufferette
maid." "Yes, madam."
"What were your duties at your
last place?"
"Why, madam, I drove and cleaned
the cars single-handed."
"And as maid?"
"I took down my lady at night and
assembled her in the morning, madam."
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