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Detroit's Crime Hound Injured by False Story
ETROIT, MITCH.-Patrolman Thomas Harper, whose police duties consist
in training up Franz. the new $500 crime hound, in the way crime hounds
should go, is pretty mad about some unfavorable publicity given his cafnilO
charges a few days ago. Some smart
reporter wrote a piece about llum, the
1 tdecrepit old favorite of central pre
.....' - l " cinct, rising in his dotage, leaping on
< Franz and smiting him, snoot and
paw. The reporter intimated that
SA Bum ought to be muzzled, or he would
\ "" use Franz as a cereal some morning.
-And the editor put it right in the
- f- "It's not Bum, but the press, that
ought to be muzzled," quoth Mr. liar
per, his voice tremulous with indigna
tion. "These papers go too far. They ought to be stopped. This story
about Franz getting licked by an old dog, suffering from rheumatism and
gout, has destroyed Franz' use in the department. Nobody pays any attention
to him any more. lie's practically useless. It's a pity such a report was
"All this talk about the liberty of the press is all right, but I tell you
there's such a thing as going too far. I have $50 to bet that Franz can lick
Bum any time he wants to. If I hadn't called Franz off the other day he
would have killed Bum. Franz is the most fightingest dog I ever knew. It's
a shame that such stories have to be circulated about that dog."
What makes Mr. Harper mad is the fact that bums who decorate the
benches in the downtown parks no longer have any respect for Franz, since
reading the story of his downfall at the hands of Bum. Since Franz joined
the force there have been no real criminals to pursue, but he has been prac
ticing on the lads in the parks. They were wont to flee when they saw
Franz and his trainer amble along. Now they don't move. Instead, they sit
still and make remarks not at all complimentary to Franz. The other night
a vagrant called Franz a piece of cheese. Another man laughed right in his
Chicago Epicures Feast and Ask No Questions
C HICAGO.-The South American anteater hangs himself on a convenient
limb, and with heaven's eyes looking down into his trustful face he sleeps.
The snail throws the low speed clutch in his chariot and goes his silvery
way. The parrakeet sighs on a South
sea island for a sailor to come along
and give him lessons in swearing, and
the hyena laughs the low, mocking
laugh of the villain with the girl in
his power. .\C S
Happy folk! But they had bet- RLD
ter have a care, or commingled in an o 000
odorous "mulligan" they may go slink- \K\NS OF
Ing over the palates of Chicago's super- BAHQUT
epicures to meet the fierce pancreatic ° A"$,.
juices of the land of the stomachache
far below. For "ze epicure's palate,
eet has no eye, eet knows no country, and eet's conscien' been dead for long
time," as any French chef will tell you.
And the physicians and surgeons' branch of the Chicago Athletic asso
ciation prides itself on having just that kind of a palate-speaking collec
tively. Its members are the cosmopolites of the banquet board.
This gourmands' society meets every Wednesday at the Chicago Athletic
association, and the members take turns in playing host. The object is to
provide the most daring dish.
Dr. William L. Baum has so far taken the palm with a wild boar from
the Mazurian lake districts. Among other dishes have been: Bear, beaver,
English pheasant, wild goose, ostrich, quail, turkey, groundhog, crayfish.
But this is just a starter. The feasters' club proposes to bring every
sort of edible animal, fish and fowl to its board during the years that indi
gestion spares the members to this world.
New York Adopts Startling Safety First' Scheme
NEW YORK.-"Safety First" is a grand motto, but sometimes it produces
somewhat startling effects. Especially true is this in the well-meant
efforts to persuade the public that the place to cross the street is the cross
ing and not in the middle of the block,
about a quarter of an Inch in front of
At various danger points there
• have appeared whitewashed lines
from curb to curb, giving the inter
section of the streets an appearance
somewhat reminiscent of a tennis
court. These were supposed to guide
S pedestrians across in safety. The
public did not respond quickly enough
Sto this educational measure and so it
has been decided to do something that
would hit the eye most effectively. It has been accomplished.
Early-morning pedestrians crossing Fifth avenue and Thirty-fourth street
and other places where the scheme was put into effect were startled at see
ing a series of "gory footsteps" across all four crossings. It looked as
though some band of murderers had been running a race around the four
corners of the intersection of the streets. By noon the traffic policeman had
explained about 500,000 times that the footprints did not mean that there
had been any especially sanguinary doings thereabouts, but that the foot
prints were only marked out in red paint to show the course which should
be taken by pedestrians. Outside the path of red footprints there are lines
to show where automobiles must halt and on each sidewalk opposite the
crossings is the legend painted in tall, red letters, "cross here."
Exciting Rescue of a Pig in Baltimore Harbor
B ALTIMORE.-A half-grown pig, otherwise known as a shoat, a free lance
on board the British steamship Astoria, which sailed from this port coal
laden for Taranto, Italy, caused a considerable commotion on board the vessel
off Smith point by jumping overboard.
There was a thick fog prevailing at
the time when the pig took the notion HEY
to jump overboard.
The loss of the pig, in a way. was
a serious one, for it meant there _
would be no fresh pork to serve the
officers' mess on the trip across the ( -
Atlantic. When the pig jumped over- S.
board there was temporary conster
nation onthe ship. Signals were sent
from the navigating bridge to the
chief engineer to stop and reverse
his engine. While that was being done a volunteer crew of seamen, under
the direction of the chief boatswain, lowered a lifeboat. By that time the
vessel's headway had been stopped. The ship was then turned around and
headed directly back. After a little while the head of the porker was seen
from the navigation bridge and, guided by the officers on the ship, the rescue
crew soon got their boat alongside piggy and he was lifted on board.
The ship was again stopped while the boat came alongside and the rescu
ing party with their prize were soon taken on board, after which the Astoria
proceeded on its voyage. Piggy's freedom was canceled and instead of
haring the run of the deck he was conined tao his regular domicile.
PECULIAR EYES OF FISHES
Scientific Study Has Demonstrated
Many Facts Not Hitherto Known
to the World.
In the effort to discover why fishes
are so near-sighted, scientists have
been making some remarkable experi
mental studies of their eyes. One of
the many interesting facts which these
studies revealed was that fishes' eyes
compared with human eyes are rela
tively large. The length of the eye of
a fish is ordinarily about one-twentieth
of its length, while the length of the
eyeball of a man is from a sixtieth to
a seventieth of his height.
The eyes of fishes are in constant
use except when they are asleep.
Most fishes have no eyelids, their eyes
being protected from injury by a shiny
material or by a thick transparent
skin. The puffer, or swellfish, which
habitually burrows in sand at the bot
tom of the water, has eyelids which
cover the eyeballs when closed, the
lower eyelid being larger than the
In the experimental work the eyes 2
of normal fishes were first examined
with the retinoscope, then by electrical
stimulation the focus was changed
from distant to near objects.
It was found that, contrary to state
ments sometimes made, the eyes of
fishes when swimming were focused
for distant vision. Fishes are able to
focus their eyes on near objects-as I
close as four inches-by the action of
the superior and inferior muscles; they 1
have no ciliary muscles. It was found
possible by operation on the oblique I
muscles to make the fish near-sighted,
far-sighted, or astigmatic.
LESSON FROM THE FLOWERS
Gentleness and Tolerance Are Taught
by Sweet Things of Garden
What a freedom from cares and
perplexities one finds among the
flowers. They are never unkind; you
may be with them from morning till
night and not have one bitter mem
ory or disagreeable thought to take
with you to your pillow. A tiger lily
won't dig its claws into your breast,
the calla lily will not prolong her
call indefinitely. The sweet william's
honeyed personality is honest and sin
cere; sweetness that ihill not under
fancied provocation turn into vinegary
The snowdrops will not chill you
with cold words and looks. The dog
wood will not bark at you or dog
your footsteps. There is a clump of
the beautiful variegated variety bend
ing over a quiet corner of the fish
pond, its pretty leaves reflected in
the water. It has no canine faults, but
all the canine virtues, fidelity-no run
ning away from the mistress to follow
Jack in the pulpit does not preach
too loudly or make awkward gestures,
taking your mind insensibly from the
heavenly message he is striving to de
liver and which your soul desire to
grasp, the mind being willing but the
The Swiftest Thing We Know.
So far as we know, Galileo was the
first to try to verify the suspicion
that light was not really free from
the conditions which trammel ordi
nary motion. In his endeavor to meas
ure the speed of light, Galileo sta
tioned two observers a couple of miles
apart at night each armadl with a dark
lantern. One of them suddenly dark
ened his lantern, and the other was
instructed to do the same, the mmnent
that the first light disappeared. Gal.
ileo reasoned that it light really took
a finite time to cross the distaaee, it
would be measured by half the inter
val between the darkening of the first
observer's lantern and the disappear
ance of the second light 'from hilaze.
The argument was perfectly mound,
but as the time in question was about
one-fifty thousandth part of a scond,
it is no wonder that the oblmerver
failed to detect it. Yet it is on a
quite similar plan that all the Imodern
experimental determinations g the
speed of light have been made.
Surely Prize Scarecrow.
An American tourist had been toast.
ing again in the village inn, says Lon
"Talking of scarecrows," he said,
with a drawl, "why, my father once
put one up, and it frightene@ the
crows so much that not one eOtered
the field again for a year."
He looked triumphantly arounl his
audience. Surely that had sttled
those country bumpkins.
But he was to meet his matck.,
"That's nothing," retorted one ifrm
er. "A neighbor o' mine once izt a
scarecrow into his potato patch ad it
I terrified the birds so much thone
I rascal of a crow who had stole8 ome
potatoes came next day and putjeg
The Locust as Human FoP '
The curicus species of insect'lfe,
known as the locust, which, accaseing
.to its family traditions, visits an4 ays
its respects to the outside world. ce
in 13 or 17 years, has furnished iluch
food for discussion among scieta,
students and farmers. In addif to
these there are others who antlite
with pleasure the advent of the l0cust,
for whatever might be said abo the
strange creature, in spite of it de
structive ability and its appe for
choice foliage, it has one go4 "
Ity which was probably dis
so less a person than John T
tist when he decided that a
which he found in the desert
good to eat.
priceless value to the world
upon the threatened frontiers
of the warring countries, and t
among the rich(c t of these
treasures is Venice, the dream of ge.
orations of tourists, of students of art
and history and of lovers of romancet
and beauty. Few cities in the world i
receive veneration from more widely 1
scattered sources, and few stir so)
many pleasant anticipations on the
eve of a flist visit to them. This year,
however, the city will be deserted by
its visitors. Venice, a honeymoon ob-'
jectivo and the tourist's earliest
across-sea aspiration, has become an
objective for Austrian air fleets and
battleships. Something of the charm i
of this city of world-pilgrimage is told
by one of its most noted friends, Karl t
i Stieler, whose picture of the Queen
of the Adriatic forms the basis of at
bulletin issued by the National Geo- .
3 graphic society: He writes:
Before the Campanile we realize for
the first time the widespread power of
Venice, that fairy city which sprang
not from the earth, but the sea; still
touched with the glamour of the East,
and yet mistress of western culture
-so rich in arts and arms, in loves
and hatreds! Venice is a sphinx
> whose enigma we never wholly pene- t
trate. In vain we strive to find an
t image that shall express her mysteri
ous essence. The unique brooks no
Center of Life and Movement. -
As in the old times, even so today,
the center of life and movement is the
1 piazza of St. Mark's, although it offers
but a pale shadow of the life of'for
mer days. Here on sunny mornings
all the foreigners, assemble; here
lounge the ciceroni, and on the neigh
boring piazetta the gondoliers. Itiner
r ant venders of all kinds push their
3 way among the chairs that are set out
in front of the cafes under the open
But the most brilliant spectacle is
at night, when hundreds of gas jets
are alight in the huge bronze cande
labra, when the gold sparkles in the
jewelers' windows and the sound of
gay music is borne across the piazza.
Then the crowd gathers from all sides.
(- ::~~·i~~lIr ·~,
ON ThE CILRAN CAID L
Here come the nobili with their wives.
The gondolas throng the piazetta and
the merceria seems far too narrow for
the press of people.
The noise and the passion which
runs through the publicity of Italian
Slife continue deep into the night; then
last hasty words are spoken, yet once
more stolen glance is shot from beau
tiful eyes, and the happy individual
for whom it is intended understands
the farewell. Around the steps of the
piazetta-all of white marble, so that
. you cannot miss them, even at night
S-the gondolas gather again and then
separate on their different .ways
, through the dark and dead-silent
SSt. Mark's stands alone among all
I the temples of the world. Although
age and the moist sea air have spread
s their veil over these walls, yet the
I brilliant coloring and the mighty out
lines shine through all the gray dim
ness of the past. The bronze horses
i- above the great door are rearing; the
a cupolas and arches stretch their great
t curves in intensity of power; each
e portion of the great building seems
a alive and animated; yet in the whole
a reigns the profound and noble peace
proper to the house of God.
Church Now 800 Years Old.
It is now exastly 800 years ago since
the building of St. Mark's was com
I pleted; its ecclesiastical sanctity is
' bestowed on it by the relics of the
5 great evangelist; its historical sanc
I tity consists in its intimate connection
with the fortunes of the city and of
her rulers. It was the theater of their
triumphs and the refuge for their
cares; all that she has achieved and
suffered Venice has done under the
protecting wing of St. Mark's.
r The' Church of St. Mark contains
trophies from all parts of the world;
r every stone has a history. Those two
great pillars at the entrance to the
baptistry were part of the booty of
Acre. The bronze folding doors were
once in the Church of St. Sophia at
Stamboul. The marble columns, which
stand right and left of the main por
tal, are said to have been taken from
the temple in Jerusalem. The fa
Inous group of four horses, which
stands above the main portal, is of
the antique Roman pe(riod, and was
for a long time in Ityzantium, the cap
ital-of the Empire of the West. The
Doge Dandolo. at the age of ninety-five,
led on the Venetians to the storming
of (onstantinople (1203u. lie was
nearly blind, but a fiery life still
glohwe,'d in his veins.
What St. lMark's is as the expres
sion of the religious spirit, that the
ducal jpalace is for the secular power
of Venice; it has scarcely a rival,
even in Italy. The doge's palace, as
it now stands before us. was begun in
the fourteenth century and completed
in the fifteenth after a long interrup
tion. Here every line is classic. The
.very position of the palace, its rela
tion to the Church of St. Mark, its two
fronts-one commanding the piaz
etta and the other the sea-declare
the inner significance of the building;
it is the foundation, the very corner
stone of all Venetian splendors
Splendors Not Unmarred.
Put yet a little shadow rests on
these splendors. A slight shudder
mars the enchantment, for the hands
of Venice are stained with blood
much noble blood sacrificed to un
worthy passions. There is the liocca
di Leone, into which envy threw its
secret accusations. Here sat the coun
cil of ten, Consiglio de' Dieci. That
was a word of terror to all citizens of
Venice. In this tribunal she had a
power which could only be compared
with that of Robespierre or the blood
The complete truth about Venice
cannot be learned in the lofty ducal
palace, where the ceilings are full of
gold and where art, free and untram
rieled, created her masterpieces. We
must go down even as far as the Poz
zi, into the dungeons below the level
of the water, or we must mount into
the hot leaden cells (I Plombi);
then we begin to conceive what was
the secret canker gnawing at the root
of all this beauty; then we feel with
unspeakable horror what is the shad
ow on the conscience of the proud
Queen of the Adriatic.
Rays Invisible to the Eye.
Science tells us that in addition to
the rays of the sun which we see,
there are rays on both sides of the
spectrum which are invisible to the
human eye, but which are distin
guished by the camera. The ultra
violet rays-rays which are less than
three-hundredth millionths of a milli
meter in length-cause human being
all sorts of discomfort, including
among other things sunburn, tired
eyes and even blindness.
They are one of the greatest men
aces the eye has. It has long been be
lieved that they cause snow-blindness.
A number of experiments conducted
under test conditions show that they
cause fatigue of the eye, and in old
age lead to cataract, and, therefore, to
Tells of a Strange Plant.
Speaking on "Plant Adaptations" at
the Royal Botanical society recently,
says the London Chronicle, Professor
Bottomley drew attention to a curious
feature of certain climbing plants,
the spiral tendrils of which might be
said to reverse after having proceed
ed in one direction for a certain time.
One might imagine the tendrils
waltzing around for a time and then
saying: "Do you reverse?" and turn
ing the other way.
People generally, he added, did not
realize the wealth of knowledge that
was at their disposal. One had only
to take a chair and sit under a tree
and learn botany.
Devoid of Feeling.
She-There was a man on the
crowded car that I came home on who
is a perfect brute.
She-Why, I trod on his feet a
dozen times and he never offered me
his seat.-Boston Evening Transcript.
MANY WAYS TO USE COFFEE
Wise Housekeeper Will Not Allow
Left-Over Material to Be
If you have coffee left over from
breakfast or dinner by no means al
low it to be thrown away, but see that
it is saved from day to day and kept
in a bottle, as it can be used in many
different ways. One of the best ways
of using coffee is in making coffee
jelly. But there are other equally
as nice. For instance, there is cof
fee souffle, the recipe for which I
stumbled upon quite by accident not
so long ago, and which I have used
many times since, always with good
success. Take a half cupful of milk,
one and a half cupfuls of coffee, two
thirds of a cupful of sugar, one table
spoonful of gelatin, a good pinch of
salt and three eggs. First, soak the
gelatin for an hour in cold water.
Then, mix with the coffee, milk and
half of the sugar. Heat in a double
boiler. Heat the yolks of the egg
slightly, add what is left of the sugar
and the salt and pour slowly into the
coffee mixture. Cook until the mix
ture becomes thick and then add the
whites of the eggs, beaten stiffly, and
half a teaspoonful of vanilla. Beat
the whole thoroughly and turn into a
Then there is another: Take seven
lump of sugar, half a cupful of cof
fee, half a cupful of Santa Cruz rum.
Heat the coffee, mix the rum and
sugar with it and allow it to stand un
til cold. You have made a most de
licious cordial, which may be served
CHICKEN IN SPANISH STYLE
Variation From Accepted Method
Which Is Familiar to the House
wives of America.
It will be noticed that in Spanish
cookery white onions, tomatoes and
olive oil play a prominent part. Lit
tle butter is used for frying. If good
olive oil is not obtainable they pre
fer a vegetable fat.
This W'ay of stewing a chicken is
delicious and makes a pleasant varia
tion from any American style.
Put one large cooking spoonful of
olive oil in a frying pan; cook in it
until tender one large peeled and
sliced onion and one tomato (or half
a cupful of canned ones), and half
a banana. Pour this boiling hot over
the chicken in a stew pan. To a
four-pound bird add one and a quar
ter quarts of boiling water, one table
s poonful of salt and an eighth of a
saltspoonful of white pepper. When
the meat is done stir in the thicken
ing, cook and stir for two minutes
and drop in one tablespoonful of
minced parsley. You may require a
little more salt and pepper; that is
left to individual taste.
Serve in a deep dish with the sauce
poured around it.
Sometimes half a cupful of rice is
used (uncooked of course), then
boiled in it for the last 20 minutes.
In this case omit the thickening.
Two Ways to Use Up Cold Ham.
Cup Omelets.-Butter half dozen
custard cupfuls and fill lightly with
equal quantities of stale (soft) bread
crumbs and cold ham choppl)ed fine
and seasoned well. Beat three eggs
and add one cupful milk and divide
among the cups-adding more milk if
necessary. Set cups in pan of hot
water and bake in moderate oven un
til firm in center. Turn on platter
and serve with white sauce.
These can be made with cold roast
meat and served with a tomato sauce
and are equally as good as the others.
A Good Breakfast Dish.-Take
deep oatmeal dishes and put a small
quantity of cold chopped ham in eacj,
making a hollow in center. Drop an
egg in each, season with salt and pep
per and a small piece of butter on
each. Bake in a moderate oven until
whites are firm,
Here is a recipe for succotash:
Four to five pounds of lean corned
beef, a small fowl, four quarts of
hulled corn, one large turnip, six or
seven fair-sized potatoes, one quart of
white beans. Cook beans alone until
they are real mushy and strain. Cook
meat and fowl together and when
partly done add turnips. Take meat
out when cooked. Then add your po
tatoes as you would for a stew and
when done add your strained beans
and hulled corn and keep stirring.
Season to taste.
Corned Beef Hash.
Take corned beef without gristle or
skin and equal parts of hot baked po
tatoes (I use cold boiled), wet them
up with beef stock if you have it, if
not take milk, Just a flavor of onion
and nutmeg. After you put it in your
frying pan never stir. Put milk or
stock in pan first with a generous
piece of butter or drippings. Now
turn in hash and simmer till liquid is
absorbed, brown and fold. For a
change use bits of celery or pieces of
bacon instead of butter.-Exchange.
Beets retain their sugary, delicate
flavor to perfection if they are baked
instead of boiled; turn them frequent
ly while in the oven, using a knife, as
a fork allows the juice to run out.
When done remove the skin and serve
with butter, salt and pepper on the
For Colored Goods.
To wash delicately colored goods so
that they will not fade grate raw po
tatoes into the water and wash with