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If/t ANKEES LIKE WESTERN TALES Doughboys on the Rhine Show Preference for Stories of Adventure in the West. JULIUS CAESAR A FAVORITE Activity of Caesar in Rhine Valley Makes Translations of His Gallic Wars of Interest to Soldiers Legends Also Popular. Coblenz.Tales of adventure In the American West are the favorite read ing matter of the American forces in Germany, and Zane Grey is the most popular author. Strangely enough, Julius Caesar runs a close second with the dough boys, who are very keen about trans lations of Caesar's activities in the Rhine valley and the ruins of a bridge he built across the Rhine, which lifts Caesar's work out of the schoolbook class and makes it a guidebook that carries the Americans back Nearly 2,000 years. Books which describe the legends centering about the Rhine are also popular, especially with the soldiers who are musically inclined and who attend the Wagnerian performances iven by the various German grand opera companies which play in Co logne, Coblenz, Wiesbaden and the other cities near the Rhine frequented by soldiers on leave. Like Story Magazines. All-story magazines which special ize in adventures are more popular with the American soldiers than any other periodicals, and the American Library association has been unable to supply the demand for publications of this sort. With the assistance of the Young Men's Christian association, which aids the distribution of reading ma terial in the American area, Miss Ala Weyth, who is in charge of the Amer ican Library association's reading rooms, has been able to make a gen eral poll of the reading taste of the army and finds that foreign residence has not won the yoUng Americans away from fiction laid in America, par ticularly in the West. The American Library a'ssociation has about 30,000 books available for Americans, French, Belgians and Eng lish residents of the occupied area, and also has circulated many books by mail to Americans living in other parts of Germany. Three hundred copies each of 36 American weekly and monthly publications, in addition to a large number of newspapers, have been taken by the organization and circulated through the branch li braries at Andernach and Mayen, as well as through the American base hospital and the main library In Coblenz. Turned Over to Y. M. "C. A. With the beginning of 1921, the American Library association turned its books over to the Y. M. C. A. and is no longer supporting the work. The main library in Coblenz was formerly a German officers' club and is ideally suited to library purposes. It has a great ballroom, which makes an excellent reading room, and also has sun parlors and large drawing rooms, with many windows. Many Germans have asked for the privilege of using the library, but this has been denied, as the army did not think it advisable. One German told the li brarian he had lived many years in America and should really be allowed to have books, because he was an American "in principle." "Let's Go" Is Foremost Among Slogans of War Washington."Let's go," was the chief battle slogan of the American army in the world war. There were other popular and effective phrases used by the troops"Where do we go from here?" and "When do we eat?" for instance, but in the opinion of Col. Edward L. Munson, chief of morale, general staff, made public recently, "for everyday us*, in rest, or in battle, the slo gan 'let's go' stands foremost." Noisy Geese Give Fire Alarm. New York.Two thousand geese, ducks and chickens, awaiting death in a poultry shop, chorused an alarm for fire that caused heavy property loss in eleven retail clothing and food stores in the Bronx. The unusual squawking awakened residents of the neighborhood and at tracted a policeman, who telephoned fire headquarters. The blaze was con trolled by firemen after a two-hour fight Active a Century, Dies at 102. Davenport, la.Aaron H. Gnzeman, who would have reached the age of 1 103 on May 2 had he lived, died at his home in Washington, la., near here ri after being unconscious two days with an attack of the grippe. Take a Joy Ride to the Cemetery. \Louisville, Ky.Funeral directors of Kentucky'have appealed to Gov. E. P. Morrow to have hearses classified as pleasure vehicles and not as tracks. There's difference of ?2 in the license. fgjj$ CARRY 115,163 BY AIR No Lives Lost in the Commer cial Service. Records Show a Total of 3,136,550 MileageMany Minor Accidents and Forced Landings. New York.A total of 115,163 pas sengers flew 3,136,550 miles in commer cial airplanes during the last twelve months without the loss of a single life, the Manufacturers Aircraft as sociation announced here. These fig ures are based on the performance of 425 planes, and it is believed that the numb^TV7as^enSgersilVaVnd- mileage would be doubled if the fig-i ures of the 1,000 commercial airplanes operating in this country were obtain able. "In the absence of any federal sys tem of registration, air laws and gov ernment methods for tabulating the ownership and performance of air craft, it has been found difficult to trace the total number," the associa tion stated. "The totals are based on question naires distributed by the association, but, due to the itinerant nature of much of the flying, it has been difficult to trace and record more than half of these. This one half, by eighty-seven companies, or individuals, are per manently located in all parts of the United States. "Much of the mileage was made on short flights of ten to fifteen miles, for which an average fee of $12.50 was charged. An increasing demand for aerial transportation between the cities has been noted, the average charge for this service being 65 cents a mile. On practically all intercity flights baggage or freight was carried, the quantity limited only by the capa city of the craft. This business ag gregated 41,390 pounds. "There were accidents and forced landings, but according to the signed reports from the eighty-seven com panies, in the 3,136,550 miles flown, not a single life was lost. There were 222 forced landings and thirty-eight accidents. Chere have been fatal ac cidents in other instances, but they occurred in the course of stunt or ex hibition performances or under cir cumstances indicating that undue risk had been taken." FALLS 130 FEET.AND LIVES Man Drops Into Six Feet of Water Breaks Nothing but High Diving Record. San Francisco.Instead of being center of funeral services, John War ren, timekeeper at the Hetch Hetchy dam building site, is trying to learn if he holds a new diving record. He did a drop of 130 feet into only six feet of water and broke nothing other than the record, if that. There is a bucket swung on a fall that carries out of the Hetch Hetchy dam pit to the cliff side, and in which it has been the practice of workmen to make the trip down from cliff to pit, as the empty is returning. John was making this ride. The bucket got tangled in a guy wire and, of course, tilted. Before it could clear and right itself, John was spilled and sliding down an air current. He hit the water either head first or feet first. No one knows, John least of all. When the mourners gathered to pick up the remains John blinked, shook his head and told the boys to get back to work or he'd mark them up for time lost. RAT IN HOUSE TO COST $20 British Law Imposes This Fine for First Offense After That $77.70. London.Anybody ^discovered har boring a rat or a mouse in his house is liable to a penalty of 5 [$19,425 at current exchange] under a law recent ly enacted by parliament. If the "of- fense" is continued he may be fined 20 [$77.70]. Lieut. Alfred E. Moore astonished a London audience by making these statements in a lecture on "Rats," which he delivered the other day. The reason why so few prosecutions had yet taken place under the "rat act," as it was termed, was because the board of agriculture was waiting until the public became more familiar with It. Father Eloped Same Day Two Daughters Ran Away A triple elopement Involving three members of one household, none of whom knew of the oth er's intentions, was disclosed with the announcement that Wil liam M. Chase of Atlantic City, N. J., retired New Tork city manufacturer, and his daughters, Edith and Evelyn, had married their respective mates within 24 hoars. Each of the three was surprised to find that the habit had spread throughout the fam ily. Hooch Blamed fop Theft" San Antonio, Tex."Too much, hooch!" said Judge Buckley as he lev led a $50 fine on George Harrison for having stolen^ forty-two-year-old mon key from a carnival show and then disturbing, residents near the show grounds by ringing their door bells and trying to sett the monkey. &*.- &_ RICH FORSAKE FIFTH AVENUE Tradesmen Steadily Break Exclu siveness of Noted Residence District of New York. MRS. VANDERBILT LEADS WAY New Exclusive District Expected to Spring U^p in Section Where "S^^^^r^S^^i fNear- Fight for District. New York.Stealthy but steady ad vances by tradesmen, covering a period of more than twenty years, have vir tually broken the residential excluSive ness of Fifth avenue, known the world over as the home precinct of the Van derbilts, Carnegies, Harrimans, Plants, Fricks and other wealthy families. One by one mansions which housed international personages and gave to Fifth avenue much of its glitter and fame are surrendering to commercial enterprise, and the rich are seeking homes in new "exclusive" parts of the city. Real estate men, who have watched with interest this aggression of trade, say that another decade will have wiped out the last bit of residen tial exclusiveness in the avenue. Mrs. Vanderbilt Moves. The 'change in Fifth avenue was re flected In the recent purchase of prop erty bordering the East river at Fifty eighth street by Mrs. William K. Van derbilt, Sr., where she intends to build a home in a section known as Sutton square. This bit of property is direct ly across from Blackwell's island, where a city prison is located,' and is almost underneath the Manhattan ap proach to the Queensborough bridge. Real estate men expect that Mrs. Van derbilt's migration to the.East river will mean a new exclusive district In a part of the city where near-slums existed before. Mrs. Vanderbilt, who a few years back helped to make Fifth avenue his tory with her brilliant social activities, said when she purchased the East river property that Fifth avenue had "lost its residential atmosphere, which was its most valuable charm." Traffic and crowds, resulting from the trade invasion, she said, had taken away its exclusiveness. Wage Fight for District. The fight to "save" Fifth avenue has been waged since the late nineties, when real estate men began to get op tions on property near the magnificent mansions. Members of the Vanderbilt family and others owning homes there expended millions of dollars in buying up property in an effort to stem the tide. Much of this property was purchased at exorbitant figures, and after a lapse of years has fallen back for business use. Hotels, banking houses, jewelry stores, millinery and fine tailoring es tablishments have gradually crept aorthward along the thoroughfare. The home which Mrs. Vanderbilt is forsaking at Fifth avenue and Fifty second street will become the site of a trust company. Its sale was made pos sible as'the result of the death of Mr. Vanderbilt in Paris, when the house, owned by his estate, was sold to the highest bidder. The first actual break in the Validerbilt holdings came when Gen. Cornelius Vanderbilt leased his home at Fifth avenue and Fifty-fourth street to a shoe firm. The residence of the late Henry C. Frick, steel magnate, will eventually go to the city for use as a museum. TERROR DREAM KILLS VOICE Family Near Death, Farmer Visions Fatal CrashBecomes Mute and Hair Turns White. Onawa, Iowa.A total loss of speech followed a dream in which H. M. Jes- sen,,a farmer, dreamed that he saw his wife and children mangled under an overturned automobile. Jessen and his family had planned an automobile trip to Sioux City. De tained by farm chores, he followed the car by train and arrived In Sioux City before his family did. Sitting in the lobby of a hotel, be dreamed of the fatal accident. Awakening, he frantically waved his arms and opened and closed his mouth, but could not speak. When his family arrived they said their car had stalled on a North Western track, and a train came within a few inches of the car before it stopped, narrowly averting a fatal crash. Jessen appears to have been strick en permanently deaf, and his hair has turned white. Miners Earn $5,000 a Year. Cardiff, Wales.Some coab miners of South Wales are being paid as high as $5,000 a year, while wages amount ing to $3,500 and $4,000 are fairly com mon. Despite this, the government is having difficulty in collecting income taxes from the miners. Last year nearly 15,000 of them were summoned for non-payment, but only 12 Of this number were committed to prison*^ mf^ Boy Given Life Sentence. Wheeling, W. Va.Life imprison ment was Oie sentence passed upon sixteen-year-old Sanraet Blevehs, for merly of Little Bock, Ark, In court here, after .the boy had pleaded guilty to a charge of murder. The lad was accused of having killed OL P. Grand stall a car Inspector, in a shack near Wheeling last October. Defective Page TAYLOR'S H0UN' DAW6 POVERTY SPURS Governor of Tennessee Will Keep Famous Animal at Home. Would Veto Proposition for Appropri. ation to Build Home for "Old Limber" on Mansion Grounds. Nashville.Old Limber the only dog whose yelp was ever heard in a po litical campaign in Tennessee, has not been tempted from his familiar haunts in the Happy valley vicinity by the bright lights of the capital, at which his master, Gov. Alf Taylor, is pre siding. Reports that Ae, Amocratic legis lature contemplated making, an appro priation on the mansion grounds for a house for Old Limber, have led his I master to announce that he will promptly veto such a proposition, and keep Old Limber at home. Old Limber furnished much mate rial for Governor Taylor's speeches during his campaign. The governor always gave a graphic recital of Old Limber's prowess as a fox hunter. "Old Limber is being well cared for in a good home in east Tennessee and gets three square meals a day," is the last word from the governor on the subject. "He would not be contented in the city. He wants to be where he can occasionally survey the lofty i mountains over whose heights he has' many times chased the fox with the rest of the pack making music at his heels. Old Limber is nine years old, and is too old to run now, but he re members and often dreams of his past achievements." i "If you have never heard Old Lim ber in full cry," the governor contin ues, growing more eloquent, "you have never heard music. He is gifted in every note, and in a chase, at one time or another, he will let you have all of them. You could distinguish Old Limber's voice from the rest of the pack eight miles away. Honest! "That dog never lfed to me in his life. He has never been known to yelp on a cold trail. Whenever the voice of Old Limber is heard, every body knows that there is a fox* around." The governor's east Tennessee home place boasts not only "Old Limber," the most famous hound dog in Ten nessee, but also a son, who has taken his place as pack leader, and a grand son as well. LIZARDS MAKE AtHFOS SKID Plague Afflicting Towns and Villages Whiclj Border on Prairie Lakes of Canada. Winnipeg, Man.A plague of liz ards is afflicting the towns and vil lages which border on the prairie lakes and sluices of Canada. At Ni nette 2,000 lizards were shoveled out of the basement window shaft at the government sanatorium. In the doc tor's quarters 60 were counted. Motorcar drivers have to keep skid chains on their cars, as the roads are made slippery by a surface of living lizards. Many of the people keep "in- doors rathe* than venture out be cause of the disagreeable sensation of crunching a lizard underfoot. The lizard is more treacherous than ba nana peel. The little reptiles, which vary from four inches to eighteen inches in length, travel by night only, and are now on their annual trek from the lakes to find suitable crevices in which to hibernate. Father Sells Girl for 10 Cents a Pound, She Says Lexington, Ky.~A report from Stanford, Lincoln county, says that George Isaman, a farmer of the mountain section, has been placed in jail at Stanford on a charge made by his daughter, Annie, eighteen, that her father had attempted'to shoot her. The girl charges her father sold her at 10 cents a pound, a total of $15, to Joseph Zubra. When he came to the home some weeks later to claim his purchase, the father was greatly displeased at the giro's refusal to carry out the terms of the sale and tried to shoot her. Isaman and his fam ily are highly respected in their rural community, it is said. The girl is pretty and well educated. =o NEW WARSHIP IN JAP FLEET "Nagato" Takes Place Among Largest Fighting Vessels Afloat in the World Today. Tokyo.Japan's latest^ battleship, Nagato, has a dead-weight tonnage of 33,800 and can develop a speed of 23 knots per" hour. ggjT. Its length is 660 feet. The armament of the new addition to the Japanese fleet Includes eight 15-inch guns and twenty 6-inch guns. It is fitted with four turbine engines. The Nagato takes a place among the largest battle ships afloat today, its 33,800 tons com paring with the British Hood, 41,000 tons, and the American Tennessee, 82,000 tons. Two Insane Women Form Death Pact. MIddletown, N. Y.Coffee in which roach powder, brushed up from the floor, had been placed, was drank with fatal results by Charlotte Wheeler, thirty-seven years old, and Martha Ho tallng, forty-five, Inmates of the state Insane asylum to fulfillment of a sol dde pact. fslr GENIUS OF POOR Viennese Invent New Jobs for Earning Living When Old Methods Fail. GENTEEL DANCERS FOR HIRE Rich Man's Son and Wife Dance in Public for PaySifters of Refuse Find So Much Profit Capital ists Crowd Them Out. Vienna.The Viennese of the poor er olasses have always been noted for inventing queer jobs to get a living by. The "carriage-door-opener" waited for the close of theater performances to open and shut carriage-doors for those that drove away, who willingly gave a tip for this voluntary service. The "waterman" at cabstands washed the, spokes of the wheels and the hoofs of the horses when the cab came ba*ck from a drive, and this use ful work was paid for by the fare, not by the coachman, who was too proud to do it. Aid for the Lottery Shy. Outsidje- the government lottery of fice an old'woman would offer to play the numbers or even to advise what numbers to play if any person linger ing near looked too shy to enter the shop. "These and a great many other jobs of the same kind no longer exist, since Vienna has been struck down by mis fortune and her citizens have no money for anything but the bare nec essaries of life. On the outskirts of the city, where big factories are surmounted by high chimneys, there is still much building ground waiting for future enterprise. Here enormous mounds of refuse have accumulated, consisting chiefly of ashes and dross. Some poor woman who could not bear \je sight of her children shivering around the cold Stove, may have been the first to visit the refuse heaps with a hook and basket in search of bits of uncon suined coal. Her example was soon followed, and in the course of bitter winters the number of people grab bing for coke increased to a small army. ~The next to appear on the stage of this new profession was the capitalist, who took over the product of the coke grabbers' efforts and distributed it to the channels of underhand traffic. Some of these have already become millionaires of course, Austrian crown millionaires. A very short time ago students of the highest class in the best grammar school of Vienna (the Schottengym nasium) were caught in the act of selling an enormous quantity of fire wood (which did not exist) to a syn dicate of bankers. The students had formed 'a stock company and were huying and selling on speculation to the amount of millions. Genteel Dancers for Hire. In one of the most popular night restaurants an elegant couple appears every evening at the same hour and Is welcomed enthusiastically by the owner and his regular guests. These two open the dance with a fox trot around the room. They are generally considered the most faithful guests of the place. Only a small number are in the secret of their real character. The woman is his wife, whom he mar ried against the will of a purse-proud' father. The 10,000 crowns a month paid by the father to the prodigal are not sufficient to keep this lively young pair in clothing and food, so they re solved to earn their bread. But the only thing in the world that they could do well was to fox trot. The exquisite way in which they danced together in their courting days made them generally admired. Now the owner of the night restaurant pays them 40,000 crowns a month, treats them with the greatest respect as the most honored guests of the place and gives them an excellent champagne supper every night. Why should boys learn Greek and Latin, mathematics and history when fox trotting prom ises so much more brilliant a career? Business ethics and morals certainly have gone astray, but only a Pharisee could blame this'-people on that ac count CUTS FUSE OF BURNING BOMB Plotters Fire on Watchman in Brook, lyn Building Who Prevents Explosion.*. New Yor^A sputtering fuse, at tached to a large square bomb in the basement of a house in process of re construction In Brooklyn, was cut just In ttie nick of time by the night watch man, Tony Franko. sj^ The fuse was" severed two inches from the bomb. Franko was so badly burned while hacking at the fuse-with a pocket knife that he had to be taken to a hospital. His condition is serf- ^y %3 ons. 2% f2, "f^^ *tt fJ t*f He told physicians that as lie went into the cellar he saw two men, one of whom had just lighted a match. They ran away after firing shots at him. Dentist Sent Airplane After Patient Little Sioux, la.Insisting that Wil liam Peterson, farmer, should nave dental work done immediately, a dentist of Omaha, Neb., sent an air-i plane after him to save time for tiie busy farmer. PARIS HOUSE CRISIS Shortage of Homes Having Cu rious Effect on Divorce. No Place to Go for Couples Separated, So They Just Kiss and Make Up Not a Flat, Few Hovels. Paris.The great difficulty of find ing lodgings in Paris has been the cause of many unusuaU incidents re cently. Divorced persons seeking separate apartments are having such difficulty in finding them that in one case at least they composed their tempera mental differences in order to keep their old apartment. A painter and his wife who had been divorced by mutual agreement were both looking for apartments. Frequently their paths crossed in their search for quarters. The first time, they met^they bowed gravely but po litely. Their mutual smile gradually broadened as the hunt for flats nar rowed down to a few hovels in the slum section. i "Let's kiss and make up and go back to our flat," the wife finally said, and they did. President Millerand, who recently took possession of the Elysee palace, received 41 applications for his apart ment in the Avenue de Villars. Henry Landru, who has been in La Sante prison for the last 20 months awaiting trial on charges growing out of the disappearance of 11 women, re cently was dispossessed from the flat that lie had occupied on the Boulevard Rochechouart, a rather sordid section of Paris. Requests came from every quarter in Paris, some even from aris tocratic Auteuil, asking that the flat be reserved. A vagrant just finishing 30 days in La Sante prison told his cellmate un der sentence of five years for swin dling that he dreaded to return into cold, dreary Paris. He was homeless 'prospects of spending the winter nights under Paris bridges did not ap peal to him. The prisoners exchanged clothing and cards of identity, and when the warder called for the va grant to send him out into the cold world the swindler responded. The fraud was discovered only when the swindler's lawyer called at the jail. BLIND IN ETERNAL TRIANGLE Husband, Wife and Alleged Affinity, Sightless AllMen in Battle Royal. Atlanta, 6a.That love is blind has just been proved in police court here when a blind man, his blind wife, and her alleged affinity, blind also, were arraigned for trial following a battle royal between the two men, after the husband had come home unexpectedly. Martin Strone, the husband, told the recorder that while peddling religious tracts in the streets a friend had warn ed him that a rival was paying court to his wife and that he had better go home. On his arrival there he said he found Sam Stewart enjoying a chat with the wife. Then the fight started. Most of the furniture in the room was wrecked, but the combatants suffered less in jury, due to their inability to get at each other properly. "One day in a dark cell in the po lice station for Stewart," said the judge. TEETH ARE WORTH $150 EACH Jury Fixes Value in Awarding Dam ages to Man Who Lost Thirty. Atlantic City.One hundred and fifty dollars per tooth was the value placed on the cuspids, bicuspids and molars of Abram Froshin of Philadel phia in Atlantic circuit court following a trial of his suit against Michael Da ley, a jitney owner of this city. The total loss of Froshin was 30 teeth, and the verdict was $4,500. Froshin and his wife were passen gers in a jitney when the machine crashed into a rope stretched across South Carolina avenue. The rope struck Froshin in the mouth and took all but the last two kof his molars out. Parts of the gums were also destroyed, and experts testified that there is a possibility that Froshin will have to live on liquid foods the remainder of his life. 3-Legged Wolf "Bandit" To Be Used as Decoy Denver."Big Lefty," the 'three-legged leader of a wolf pack in the Crested Butte sec tion of Colorado and whose cun ning is blamed by stockmen for the loss of hundreds of thousand* of dollars of live stock, is again In the hands of federal hunters. "Big Lefty" escaped from a steel traph$it years ago and, as lead er of seven other wolves, has left a trail of partly eaten carcasses wherever he roamed since. The big wolf will not be killed, but Instead will-be used as a decoy in an effort to trap his ollowe#s. Fell Dead Into Grave He Waa Digging. Decatur, Mich.Overcome by heart disease while digging a grav** the cemetery, Edward TooeQs, seventy three years old, a sexton, fell dead into the grave and waa found there-by hln wife, h^ 1$?*% MAPLE SUGAR TIME IS HERE Only United States and Canada Produce This Much-Prized Product on Large Scale. EARLY TUPPING IS FAVORED First Runs Are Usually the Sweetest and Therefore the Best Producers Ten to Fifteen Trees Enough for Family. Washington.Remember the days when you went to the maple sugar parties? Well, maple sugar time is here. The sugar and sirup industry is American and offers good commer cial opportunities. Only the United States and Canada produce this much prized product on a commercial scale, which is at once, a delicacy and a highly nutritious article of diet. Warm days and cold nights are es sential to a satisfactory flow, and the sugar content may vary considerably from day to day. Tapping of .sugar trees if done properly in no way in jures the tree. Trees have been tapped*fpr more than 100 years and are still in good condition. The maple is well up among the leaders in the American Forestry asso ciation's vote for a national tree. Early Tapping Is Favored. Tap early in the season, says a gen eral bulletin, to obtain the earlier runs, which are generally the sweet est,'and therefore the best producers. Makers have lost half and even more of their crops by not being prepared for the first run. In general, the association points out, the season is ready to open dur ing the first or middle of February in the southern section and later in the northern regions when days are becoming warmwhen the tempera ture goes above freezing during the day and at night below freezing. If the days are very bright, warm, and sunny the sap will start with a rush, but soon slacken, or if a high wind starts the flow is checked. A thirteen thirty-seconds of an inch (13-32 inch) bit is often used. Its di rection should be slightly upward in to the tree, the slant allowing the hole to drain readily. With an or dinary tree the hole should not be over one and a half to two inches deep at the best. Apparatus for sirup and sugar making does not necessarily repre sent a large outlay A number of sap spouts, either wooden or metal, are needed. The sirup is usually gather ed in buckets. From ten to fifteen trees usually will yield enough sirup for family use to make tapping worth while, and in many cases will afford a surplus which can be sold at a remunerative price. The flow of sap depends upon the age, condition and habit of growth of the trees, also upon the character of the weather and con dition of the soil during the sap-flow ing season. Figures as to Yields. In a good season a tree fifteen Inches in diameter will yield suffi cient sap to make from one to six quarts of sirup, which in turn can be concentrated Into two to ten pounds of sugar. Larger trees under the same conditon will produce corre spondingly large yields of sirup and sugar. All hard maple trees, eight inches or more in diameter, may be safely and profitably tapped for sirup and sugar production. This industry is not confined to cir cumscribed areas In New England and New York. There are many "sug ar bushes" throughout eastern and northeastern United States and south to include North Carolina- and Tennes see west to northern Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. A considerable number of maple trees of a jsugar-yielding species are found in Washington and Oregon. Twin Sisters Become Mothers on Same Day Delmonte, Cal.Mrs. Mildred Jacques, wife of Claude Jacques of Delmonte, and Mrs. Maud Pierson, wife of a Monterey busi ness man, twin sisters, are proud mothers of girl babies born the same day. The baby cousins weighed respectively the same as their mothers at birth. BOY SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE New York Lad Wiggles in School and the Matches in His Pocket Are Ignited. Little Falls, N. Y.Pedro'Sacherel- 1L a boy in the eighth grade in the Lit tle Falls high school, was sitting at nls desk, wriggling, as boys do. An other boy, sitting near him, saw a col umn of smoke ascending along Pedro's backbone and circling toward the ceil ing. A* quick look revealed the fact that matches in Pedro's pocket had been rubbed violently enough to -set them on fire. Other pupils and the teacher jumped to the rescue and Pedro's sweater was" jerked off, the fire beat out and th% small boy returned to his seat. A con-L^f? sjderable hole was burned through Pe**g*jM dro's clothe* and he was not hurt,4 though the fire extinguishers shook him np considerably.