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. SO' ' THE EVENI NG WO RLD, THURSDAY, OPTO BEE 12, 1922. , "
WEEKLY PRIZES. Rsgular CAPITAL PRIZES for tho'Best Storlea of the Weak to Do Distributed Among DAILY Prlza Winners Other Than Thoio to Whom the Ford Cart are Awarded! FIRST, 100 SECOND, 50 THIRD, $25; FOURTH, $10. Epselsl Additional Dally Prix for Contributions to This Page for Four Wtikt, OPEN TO ALL READERS Nam of Winner In ToNfght'a Pictorial Edition. a I i MANHATTAN "8INQINQ 13 THE THING." When returning homo In the weo ima' hours, and at a tints when neh a usually turbulent block as 47th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, Is somewhat quiet, I beard a yodel that brought tip visions of a Tyrolean peasant dance, "Oo Ice aye Ice tco." As tho Tolce came nearer and nearer I noticed that tho performer was serv ing tho yodel with variations, tagging onto tho end of It a high-pitched '."cuckoo," which he made "coo coo," Then an old man turned tho corner and called, "Morning papers! mor-nlng pa-persl" 1 bought n paper and asked him why the yodel. He said it was his trado-raark. Said ho bad adopted it as a signal for his customers. "And It' kinds keops a fellow happy," he added, "and holps to puis away those long hours." As I turned out tho light and stepped into bod I could bear faintly through my open window, "Oo leo aye lea oo, oo lee aye loe allee oo!" Frank L. Penney, No. 114 West 47th Street SALESMAN. I am a hardware salesman and carry . couple of grips about. Last week 1 entered a haberdashery on 125th Street to tray a frojh collar, aa the excessive heat had wilted mine. Two young men .and a girl, all unoccupied, paid ma no , heed after casting- glimpse at my Srlpi. Losing my patience, I called out that I wanted a collar, and then thera was., a scramble to wait on me. "I thought he waa a salesman." I heard . the elrl say. 'Well, isn't a salesman a Imman being, and la there any reason Juhy hit time should bo wasted T" I demanded. "I don't care to giro what little trade r have to a store whose po 11 fcold views like your." O. V. T.. X..Xf City. THE KIND OP CHAP TO GO OCT wmi. To-day I boarded a crowded Broad way car at ttth Street and clung re o rop with one hand while holding the hand of my four-year-old ton with the other.' Jle glanced about, took in the ettuatlon and, much to my embarrassment, plucked at a gentleman's eleeve and said, "Please 0el up and give my mamma thai teat." It worked. Mrs. Bessie Ber gen, no. Xi west ttth Street. TUB "WONDER OK THE' WOULD. The day tho World's Series began I edited my way through a crowd on . 10th Avenuo, and. saw a man with a little radio sot which he had attached to a , pump. He. waa calling off the plaM they were made,, picking the information out of the air. The crowd went- wild when Oroh 'his his first triple, Thomas Q. Smith, No. 131 Ninth Avenue. 80 NEAR AND YET s6 FAR. i . 'n,sht 1 8aw 0M ot the most horrible, gruesome and revolting S!T V. CTCr haV8 gazed upon- you ask us to tell WHERE the thing happens, and I don't mind telling In the Lexing ton Theatre. Ono week ago I asked the Dearest Olrl !n New Tork to hoar Sir Hair LaUUfir wltj, me shc ngrccd( an(, n iny heart I mado reservations for to-night. And when tho usher Indicated our two scats I saw IT. Thoro lay( bctwoen our seats, several feet of green-carpoted alslo.-Lowell M. Liuipus, No. 3 est 73d Street. l'WAYEBS, A friend whom J was visiting last owning in llrooklyn was having (rouMa convincing her three-year-old son that it teas time for tho sandman. Ho had exhausted all the customary "stalls" practised by chil dren to put off the evil hour of go ing to bed, such as kisses all around, tfrinfc of water, declarations of un dying love, fc. and his molAer fin ally had untcllllnyi to get out the rasor strop whose meaning hi ap peared to know. 4'Muwrr, I forgot ted my pwayers," he suggested soft, ly. There was no resisting that, of course, and ho-spun out that prayer 1n unusual lrnnth. ,Mn,1tnn .,.nr. ft "Odd bless muvvrr, Ood bless Dad'. Ood bless auntie, and (prolonued pu- and a glance at the strop), uoa oicts the rator stwopl" And tcith a final "Ood bless" he was Asleep on his mother's shoulder, Mrs. Myrtle Dunham, No. tot West lOCth Street. WASTE, On Sunday my mothen had tust dressed for church. She had on n nlca wiilto waist. TMnklnr she'd like ! little talcum powder, (he took u box from my dresser and shook It down her Mouse, wow I Bhe had used my black ahoe cleaner. Her waist was white no longer. Lillian A. Jtayden, No. 438 West 3(tb Street. jmiQHTENINO THE COItNEIlg. a ?arga bunch of sweet pi as as I boarded a university Avenue car at Fordham Ttoad. The conductor admired . them and asked for two or three. iravo him a handful. He walked for. ?fA.. ward Ann nlt n. nlzeahlA hnilnupt In II. Kt a " motormans buttonhole then returned rnd said! "Tha motorman thankn vou a very much." I was well repaid Jtrs, Amy v. noicnaiss, no. ziu uranu avo nue. PASSES. Two of the men in our office wanted ir-'-to go to tho World's Series game ont t . 1 Tl L. II. t.l. Jl. 'DOUI1C UJB. UW UI. uim. U1WUIII U1K celled. Joy. much Joy. A customer had rv.dtAd suddenly and one of his possessions rirV a a ticket to that game, ills brother It.?T-b used by men in tho officer COULD irl-- tbeyl M. V, Manhattan! A FQBD A DAY," Till: CHILDREN wunu DOING wrong. Aa I waa sitting on my stoop eome evonlngs ago t saw some children come out of a house vacated that afternoon. In their hands wet's an old hat, a flour bag and a few other useless articles. A neighbor who conducts a rooming house chased lbs children away, but later that night t saw the same man enter the vacant house and emerge with some gallon-size bottles and a lot of electric light "bulbs. Eugene J, Mc Laughlin. 669 West 161at Street. AFTER DUB CONSIDERATION. The cashier of a downtown restaurant handed an elderly man 40 cents change from a dollar bill as I waa leaving tho place. The rtian stooped after walking few steps and picked up a quarter. He asked If I had dropped It nnd pocketed It when I replied that I had not. On tho sidewalk he, stooped unit picked up a dime, remarking to me, "I am lucky to-day." Just then I eow a quarter roosting on hla nhoit. "I think you aro picking up your own coin," I said. "Seo If there Is a holo In your pockot." Jle turned the pocket Inside out, disclosed a hole and re marked disgustedly. "I'm a damn fool." Edward J. Fogarty, No. 100 William Street. GUARD NO. 1-l.nt-l. Guard No. 14,614 on n Rldgcwood "I car yesterday startled tho- passengers by calling out, "Does nny one here know Where Cook Street IsT" A passenger had asked him and. Instead of growling out "whadcrysxt&()l" ho exerted h'lm self to find out. A man furnished tho Information. II. Goldstein, No. 102 Seventh Avenuo. SOSIK OV THIS OI.DKn MKMIlHItS JIA KNOW WHAT AI.I, THIS IS AIKICT. On my way to work this morning counted eleven "dead soldiers" on Broadway between 2d and 49th Streets. They bbre such labels as "Hale & HalK." "Orein River." "Carstulrs." "Canadian Club" and "Mountain Dew." jonn D. Appleby was ountiui in Tho Evening World as saying at tho Amer ican Hunkers' Association convention that the only good whiskey In New i or uuy is in tho Customs ware houses. I don't bellcvo it. S. A. Wal do, No. 874,nffth Avenue. PUT OF TO)VN. Tlin Men nor.in max. TPAilo was walking along the ttreM in Jersey City with my little four-year-old daughter, I suddenly heard a tittle boy shout excitedly: "Here comes the boogie man I" and he and his sister ran into the house and slammed the door. I looked around and saw a man with a long bebrd. He sharpens knives and saws for a ifvino and carries his tool kit on his bark, Jle had really a fcltia face, and my little girl, who hat never' been frightened with threats of a "boogie man," looked up at him as he pttrH by. His fare lighted with a smile, and my little girl said, "Mother, isn't he a nice manl" Mrs. Julian S. Scholl, G)undvi:w Terrace, Tenafly, A. J, ONIONff AND CAMIV. A My carrying a large ' bag came Into Harrison & Dalley'a department store In Nyack and stopped ut tho notion counter. The bag evidently was heavy and she lifted it to sot It on chair. The bottom fell out and about ten quarts of small white onions turn bled to the floor and rolled In every direction. The five girls who work at the counter rushed to her assistance, Two hours later, when all waa cleaned up, I saw the lady at the counter ucaln This time she was passing around a box of candy. Miss Lillian Sutherland, EI len Street, Upper Nyack, N. X. EVENING WORLD PAGE OF BRIGHT, UNUSUAL HAPPENINGS REPORTED BY EVENING WORLD READERS-. TO make this news feature even more entertaining and interesting Special Prizes are to beawarded Daily and Weekly. One Dollar is paid for every item printed; the prizes are in addition. Send them to "What Did You See?" Editor, Evening World, Post Office Box 185, City Mall Station. WRITE ABOUT HAPPENINGS IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. TELL YOUR STORY, IF POSSIBLE. IN NOT MORE THAN 12 ? WORDS STATE WHERE THE THING WRITTEN ABOUT TOOK PLACE. WRITE YOUR OWN NAME AND ADDRESS CAREFULLY AND IN FULL, CHECKS MAILED DAILY.. For the best stories each day: SPECIAL PRIZE, A- FORD CAR A DAY FOR FOUR WEEKS; FIRST CASH PRIZE, $25; SECOND CASH PRIZE, $10; THIRD CASH PRIZE, $5. TEN PRIZES of $2 each for next best stories If you witness a serious aeeldsnt, the outbreak of what threatens to bo a DIG firs, or know of any other BIQ news story, tslsphons Bsskmari 4000 and ask fer tfia CITY EDITOR of Tha Evening World. Liberal awards for first blef news. BE SURE OF YOUR FACTS. OUT OF TOWN. , COUNTING ON A "DELIVERY" CHARGE, AFTER HOURS. A friend who had tried unsuccessfully to reach mo by telephono gave it up and sent mo a telegram Instead. I learned that tho xncs eago was In transit, but when It had not arrived at a late hour I placed a note at tho door-bell to inform tho world, and tho messenger boys, that tho bell was out -of order and asking tho kid to drop his telegram into tho loiter box. Nor did I forget to leave a small tip handy. Tills morning, I found the tolegrnm all right and pinned to It tho noto X Inclose. Tho note, In a boy's "fist," reads: "To Joe Blagner, alright' Joe, you aro getting away with.'mtlrdcr because" the charge Is 15 cents anyway take It from me you got Brains from Mes senger No. 28. P. S. Please don't make a kick about what I wrote thanks.") Joseph J. 8hagnor, No. 125 South Munn Avenue, Newark, N. J. FIVE WOMDS 1ST A II OAT. Poiir of us went crabbing the other day and wo were1 followed by an Airedale and an Irish terrier. 'The dogs picked up a couple of- friends on the way. We left them on the shore and they looked sad looking after us. We threw out our bail and to our surprise all four dogs, thinking evidently we wanted them to reprieve it, jumped into the wafer. Wo pullrd in tho Airedale and 'the Irish terrier, but the other two swam back to shore. The two, how ever, through tho shower bath they gavo us spoiled our day, so wo all went home. Jfrs. Crorpe S. Brttsh jr., No. it Carman titrcet, Pat. vhogue, L. I. 4 postponed. I saw a. small boy start fishing with his polo and line. Ills dog followed closely at his heels. The boy tried to chase tho dog-back, but to no nvull. Finally he struck at the dog with hla polo. Tho hook caught In the dog's car. With a y(Slp the nnlmai started llckcty-spllt around the house, dragging the line and polo out of tho boy's hands and spilling tho lad on the ground. Tho hook camo loose when Ihn .U. n nl. V,,, ,,A lino got tangled In tho vines, th boy's worms wf.ro spilled, his temper was ruined, the dog's friendship was lost and the fishing trip was forgotten. Willis Dexter, Matamoras, Ta. HIJLKX KULI.I&n. Inshe Jtronx Zoo .tho other day I saw Holen Keller, the blind, deaf and dumb "wonder woman." having her picture taken holding the hand of a huge brown ape. Miss Keller's "eyes" for tl day was n ten-year-old girl, who was telling her all about what was going on by means of little taps with u tt riser In the palm of her hand. Sho understood all that was going on nnd seemed to enjoy It, with tho ape hla expression was really quite human. ;A. M. 1, West- field, N. J. ONOH IN A YEAn, I was only nine-tenths of a mllo from home, but 1 felt like a stranger In a stranse land. I had to work lata last Saturday night. It was tho.nrst evening I had been away from my wuo since our marriage nearly a year ago. I felt utterly foreign to my surrounajnes, and when at 10 o'clock' I got In sight of my homo tho lights In tho windows never looked brighter, nnd all I could, mink of as I quickened my step and hustenrd forward was how Boon I could get to the wcltomo I knew awaited me, V., Patchoguc, L. I. BIO I1EMAMI KOH WOOI1H.V IIIITUS When I finished giving my order In a grocery store to-day I nsked that tho imwl, im delivered 111 it wooden box. The clerk said they had none left, add ing that for tho pust month or two all customers wera requesiiiiR inai kooob bo delivered In wooden boxes. The store won puzzled until one day a woman cus tomer explained that alnce the coal strike she was collecting all the wood sho could to guard ngnlnst a fuel short ageMrs, A. a. Sclater. No. is North Daylls Avenue, Port Washington, L. I. J LITTLE I.OHI1 LVC'K. Prom my desk in an office on 25th Street I con see the armory wheio during tho World's Series they showed tho baseball returns for a feo of 25 cents. Uoys and even men hung from tho Iron bars that surround the small windows. Guards and a policeman chased them nway, but for two days ono small boy stood on a railing that surroundx an open door and saw tho game replayed, unseen by any ono be low. H. N. Klein, No, 353 Garden Ave nue, Mount Vernon, N. T. THE IIOfcM. list evening my wlfa and I enter tallied a few friends, and wo enjoyed mualo until about 10 o'clock, when tho lanaioru rang me ucii ana said it was "time to sleep." He being the lund lord, tho suggestion put an end to our party. This morning I whs awakened by a constant hammering, between 6 and 7 o'clock, I got out of bed to see what It was. There was our lundlord repairing the fence. He IjehiE tho land lord, I eald nothing, J. Hi., Pulirson, N. J. v GIVEN AWAY FREE. FOR FOUR W EEKSt-SPECIAL s'TortM nnnix. When I awoke tAlt morning found the family greatly excited. Mother told mefo be quiet, as Dad was going to kill a bear. Looking through the tclnrfoto saw Daddy walking stealthily to a clump of trees near the house. Ilia revolver was held in his hand, We were con sidering what we'd do with tho skin when suddenly my father (timed around and laughed. The bear was my umbrella, which had, blown off the stoop during tho night and had been caught between two trees. Helen JJ. Rossiter, Wycoff Avenue, Itamsey, X. J. BUTTON, BUTTON. I saw tho return yestierdny of a loit cuff button about the- disappearance of which a neighbor of mine was much mystified. He luid missed It July i. Ho and hi wife searched all through their house. In every crack and crannv, cupboard, drawer, clothes pockets. Up stairs and downstairs, and then out on the lawn, but they did not find It. 'They gave It up is lost and' tried, since It was valuublc, not to feel too badly about Its loss. Yesterday their Iceman could not change a $2 bill. Just then a neighbor's daughter stepped In and, vol untcering to change the bill, emptied the contents of the purso on the table. There was the missing cuff link. She raid she had found It the day before on tho strip of ground between the lawn and tho sidewalk. Sho was reworded with a 5-pound box- of candy. K. C. Hsuser, No. 100 Pearsall Avenue, Fred port, N. Y. WHY SOME TICKET AGEXTS CiKOW CJtUSTi. I left my commutation ticket on the train to-day and after my shopping tilp found myself 28 cents short of enough money to pny for (Icket. Tho ticket seller obligingly gave mo the ticket and I promised to pay Monday. When ' I did so, he said: "You're tin exception. madam. So few people remember to come back nnd pay us when we ac commodate them. I don't suppose they meuft to ho dishonest, but well, I sup pose they're eo busy catching trains they cun't remember these small debts. Tet they're olways mighty obliged to u b when we help 'em out." - Ilutli Leigh, No. 18 Norlh IJaylls Avenue, Port Washington, L. I. 1 ,asr?$sB Yesterday's Special Prizes Ford Car EDWARD A. WILSON, Np. 161 Ninth Avenue. ' (Winners of Ford Prise please report Immediately to City Kdltor, Krtnlac World, for Identification.) ' Finl Cash Prize, $25 JAMES F. McGUIRB, No. 341 East 143d Street, Bronx. Second Cath Prize, $10 JAMES BOND, Box 67, Lako Como, N. J. TTiird Cash Prize- $5 SARA GltEENBLATT, No. 119 Westervelt Avenue, New Brighton, S. I. Ten Cash Priz es of J2 Each MRS. CHESTER. X. MOHUIH, No. 1050 Jackson Avenue, Bronx. MRS, ELIZABETH GUNTHEU, No. 63 Overlook Avenue, Dongan Hills, H. I. A. J. HODICK, No. 51S West 151st Street. MARGARET Y. WALTHALL, No. 126 Washington PJuce. MRS. ADELE LE BIHAN, 80th Street and Columbus Avenue. MRS. I. H. DAUailEHTV. No. ISO' Januitca Avenue, Astoria. MRS. GEORGE 'VAN KIRK. No. 41 Wallace Street, Red Bank, N. J. HENRY JOHN IIEURIG, No, Vernon. FELIX R. SOLOMONS, No. 1725 Cornelia Street, Drooklyn. PRANK J. SMITH, No. 441 East 134th Streot. Read to-day's stories. Pick the ones you think beat. Winners will be announced in this evening's Night Pic torial (Green Sheet) edition and in other editions to morrow. ' Brooklyn "DRAW." Early yesterday mdrnlns whllo on my way tcjwork tho Myrtle Avenuo train camo to a sudden stop at Tompkins Avenue Station. . Being nearly thrown over tho scat in front of mo I lifted my eyes from my paper and looked out of tho window. 'In ono of tho flats directly' opposite I saw a woman, holding a roll of bills In ono hand and a pair of trousers In1 tho other. Sho disposed of tho bills somehow and with her right hand went back Into tho pants fbf' mbfo.'. In' tho alcove next to tho parlor lay her husband, in deep slumber,'tit(faia'reaming'of tho ecepe of domehtlo larceny that was being enacted so near. Aa wo proceeded to Manhattan I tried to figure out whether tho roll camo from the series, the ponies, or tho national game. I've about do clded It must have been "draw." Julius Reinlko, No. 1483 Do Kalb Avenuo, Drooklyn. rtOM.INO HO M.S. My sister, living in New Rochelle, Is very fond of rolls, and I bought three dozen to tako to her when I went up for a visit a few'days ago. At tha 180tli Street subway ' station tho bottom tore out of tho bag as I stepped on tho plat form and all the rolls were spilled out. In a uecond conductors and. passengers wcro chasing tho runaway rolls and every ono was brought to me. I told the men I would reward them. I got a big pot of coffee from the lunchroom and we all sat down and ato the rolls and drank cofTeo from pamper cups. Sev eral of the conductors sang and danced as cabaret performers during tho feast, which ended only when a gong sounded for their train to start. Mrj. Mary Witt. No- 3S2 East Eighth Street, Brooklyn. u TAG COI.T.HCTOHS. ' This afternoon while walking through Bedford Avenue I saw three small boys, all of them wearing "Don't Ciet Hurt" tags, stealing' a ride on a fast going motor truck". John J. Corcoran, No. 125 North Fourth Street, Brooklyn. HIS OTHER ONES. I was seated at my desk this morning in a book bindery on. Atlan tic Avenue, near St. James Place, when an unusually bright looking boy camo In, approached in the most businesslike way imaginable, and asked if there wasn't a Job here for him. I was obliged to toll him that there was no vacancy at present and for a minute he was tho picture of disappointment. Ho had turned to go when he thought better of it and camo back to say: "I'm In short pants to-day, but that's only because mo mother is washing out mo long .ones. Maybe you think I'm too young, Just because I got THESE on? I look great in tho long ones. You'll seo! I'll come back to-morrow and you can ' gimme the oncct over." And I believe ho will keep his word. K. E. Barry, No. 12 St. Charles Place, Brooklyn. BJIONX AFTEIt MAXY YE.UIS. Whllo waiting for a friend near an apartment house" under construction In University Avenue. I saw an Irish fore man try to explain to his men how he wanted a certain pleci ot work'done. They could not bo mudo to understand and the foreman, perplexed, scratched his head and said: "Yo)i fellows bring back memories of tho time when 1 was n boy. My dad brought mo a lot of wooden men to play with and I lost them I commenced to cry and my mother said: 'Don't cry. sonny,- you"?I find them some day.' Bedad, I think I've found theml" Archibald M. Nlcol. No, 57 Vcnuilyca Avenue. Bronx 246 North High Street, Mount DOIa HIS BIT. Many of my neighbors collect wood for the, winter from the beach, near which' we all live. I told my little ion that if he got eome wood too it would help. Yesterday he came home with his hands all black. It developed that tho lady next door had had some coal put in and there wcro some pieces the coal men had overlooked. My boy had picked them up. Ho said to me that if every lit tle bit of wood would help, every bit of coal should do tha same. Mrs. Grace Moone, No. USS Bath Ave nue, Bath Beach, Brooklyn. THE fiOI.l) PIECE. A foreigner, entered a cigar store on Flatbush Avenue while I was standing by the counter, purchased a package ot cigarettes and tendered a coin In pay ment. Tho salesman, an American, looked at tho coin, turned It over, and pushed It back, saying, "We tako only American money hero: that's no good." Havjng spent five years In Europe, I stopped closer, looked at the coin and told tho clerk It was a $2.50 gold piece. Ho neVehad heard of such a thing and still refused to tako It.., I made change for tho customer. G. F. Helfert. No.' 2308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. TIinEE TI3IBS. yOn Sunday my morning snoozo was somewhat rudely curtailed by a saxo phone, olowly, carefully, haltingly play ing "Three o'clock In .the Morning." We went to dine with friends in Bush wick, Brooklyn, and a sax entertained us thero with tho samo tune. In the oftornoon we went to Far Itockaway and thero at the other extreme of New York City, as wo walked on the beach our ear were greeted with "Three O'clock." rendered slowly, carefully, haltingly by a saxophone. K. C. Bowles, No. 1614 Nelson Avenue, Bronx., SH.VBItSTKIX OPEXS. My wife was away and I brought some friends to the house for a gamo of poker. While we played thero camo a hanging on the door accompanied by a volco w.lilch said prurfly: "Open up, or wo'll break the dodr down!" My friends, thinking it was a, raid, ducked. I spread a cloth over tho cards nnd Chips and opened tho door. Outside stood my next door neighbor and two policemen. Sho had called them up, knowing my wife was awav. nnd trylri them there was a burglar In the house!! . Abe Klrvcrstetn, No. 1473 Seabury Avenuo, Bronx. v WATCH THE UOORS AND YOUR STEPi IIO.VT GET HURT. This afternoon I saw a taxi from which the driver was absent stand ing in front of No. 1S10 Washington Avenue. On, the toindshleld was pasted a triangular sign reading: "Don't Get HurtSafe.y Week, Oct. 3-H." Four small boys jumped into the maihlne and suddenly it started rolling down the hill. I jumped for ward just in iime to stop it and avoid what would have beet a seri ous accident, for at the bottom of thn hill crosstown traffic was in mo tion and the oar would have passed tha school crossing at ll'njMtiptou Avmuo and Olaremont Parkway. John .F. A. Ncvlns, No. 49J Eat lesth Street, Bronx. FURTHER INFORMATION. I saw in the "What Did Tou See To-Day7" page that 11. A. Merrick's story of the "Man in the Black uag- won a $10 prise. I have learned that tho nerformcr of the handcuff feat is Gerald M. r. fltzglDDons or no. 3i as, 138th Street; tnai no is inmea as o dmedevll stunt artist, an cx-A. A. P cross-country champion, a well-known lecturer, sociologist and psychologist Tho man who locked tho handcuffs Is John W England, a retired police ser geant. Michael U Simmons, No 213: I'nlverslly Avenue. Bronx. QUEENS. v THE DEAD MAN. My husband is an undertaker and I am Inclined to think that nn loas their interest can somehow be diverted- our two llttlo boys' will bo choosing to follow tho samo lino. You know what imitators children aro. Well, to-day 'they were playing out in front of the houso, aa usual, and when I went to call them in for a llttlo luncheon I found Gcorgle, four years old, Just beginning to nail a cover onto a box. I asked him what he was doing, and ho said, "Playing dead man." 'AVhoro Is Jacklo?" I asked. "Jackie's tho dead manl" ex plained Gcorgo, "He's In the box." I pulled tho cover off that box In less than no timo and there I saw Jacklo, two and a bolt years old; curled up and. making believe ho was tho 'dead man. I have, made their daddy put out of sight every box and everything elso ot the kind around this house. Mrs. Goorgo M. Conway, No. 47 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. AN INCIDUXT IN THE 'UNDEll WORLD. ' I saw a young man drop two coins In one of the I. R. T. subway gates to day, and the girl who was with him passed through tho gate but it stuck when tho man tried to go through. I( Indignantly called an cmployco and said he hod deposited two, nickels and wanted action. Tho guard tinkered with the door of tho money box, poked In his fingers and extracted a penny. "You can't ride for orie cent," said ho; "put In a nickel and you'll get through." George W. Akerly, No. 760 Third Avenue, College Point. IN THE SOUP. A huge green turtle attracted the attention of many pedestrians yester. day, waving Its flippers as It la.y on Its back In tho window of a restaurant at Broadway nnd Howard Street, While I watched tho turtle, a restaurant em ployee grabbed ono of Its flippers and dragged It to an elevator leading to the basement. I hftd henrd that green turtle soup was very fine, so, allowing llrac for the turtle to make his adleux to this world and some time for cook ing. I returned to the restaurant. I'll ray It tasted better than tho turtle looked. Casper Cantazaro. No. JO Globe Avenuo, Jamnlca. ' II. TS OFF1! During the dedication of a memorial monument", foe tho boys from Morris Park, "TJurttbri, Olen Morris nnd Rich mond Hill who made tho supremo sacri fice. In'the World VT, a member of the American-. Legion' who was In tho pa rudo, 'passing through Churoh Street suddenly brought' his -rifle to his shoul der and pointed It n a young man who had failed to salute the pausing jplors. No hat ever wo,s removed more swiftly than that young man then removed his. Charles V. Smith. No. S55S 114th Street, Richmond Hill. ' A PUBLIC 11ATII. I had no sooner started to water my garden with a hose ono day lust week, when tlilnns were so dry It seemed as If tlicy would all turn to dust and blow nway, then a sparrow parked himself directly In the spray, ruffled his feath ers nnd enjoyed a frco bath. Another nnd another Joined him, until there must1 have been fifty sportlnjc them rclves almost nt my feet. Not one of tho blrd!..dlsplayrd anyfedr of me or of a number of children who. paused to seo the umifcual sight. Blanche Rosenbaum, No. 9434-96th Street, Woodhven. RICHMOND. C. liUK A- SON. Charlie Leo was seated outside his laundry on Bay Street this eve ning as I was on my way home. In ' his arms was tho first Chinese baby born on Statejt Island, and tho proud father was crooning lullabys in Chinese. Nlciolas O. Do Joy, No. 6 Smith Street, Boiebank, S. I. OPPORTUNITY FOR AA ARTIST.- At a South Kerry cabstand this morn ing I saw n chauffeur sitting up on the box of an old-fashioned sca-golng-horse. drawn cab and chatting with cabby who was seated by his side. Wm. Llnder, No. 1D7A St. Mark's Place, New Brigh ton. S. I. THE ICE WAGON. While walking on Van Duzen Street, Stapleton, I saw a woman with a dish- pan calling, "Hey, mister!" to n man In an Ice wagon, hhe reached his wagon all out of breath and gasped that she wanted 15 cents' worth of Ice. Tho man answered: "Sorry, ma'om. but It's $14.60 a ton to-day." He Was hauling coal. Eleanor Graham, No. 65 Clarke Street, Stapleton, S. I. "NEITHER SHALL TIIH1 LEARN WAR ANY MORE." On either end of a porch on Virginia Avenue there Is n. hanging flowerpot or ferns. On close observation ono can see the 'pots are steel hclmetH, such as used by our ..soldiers overseas, turned up ward. Antoinette Santon, No. 110 Vir-glnla-Avcnuc, Itosebank, S. I. PAY NO MONEY! There Is no charge of any kind (or taking part in The Evening World's "What Did You See To-day!" competition. Send no money with your letters. Pay no money to any ono under any circum stances. PERSONAL calls nre made on Ford winners ONLY. U your contribution is adjudged worthy ot tho automobile tho re porter' who calls upon you will carry Evening World credentials. Ask to seo them. In caso ot doubt, telephone to tho City Editor ot The Evening World. Every effort is made to print tho moro meritorious contribu tions. Write on matters likely to bo ot general Interest ''Locate, tho Incident. Tell WHERE the thing hnpponod. And "keep OS trying." mo imoTiiEB. On Jamaica Avenue yesterday a girl ot three and her two brothers, aged fouf and six years, all plentifully begrlmsd from playing in tho mud, were gsslng longingly Into a bakery window. I spoke to them when I saw the oldest boy counting over four pennies, and her said If he had one mora penny ho could buy two buns for a nickel. I gave tt to him and he purchased two buns. Qna ho y;n-o to his sister. The other ho broke in two. giving half to his brothsr, "Why did you give a whole bun to your s!ster7" I asked. "Ladles nrst. sir," he replied, touching his cap. J. J, O'Connor, No. 107 Clinton Avenue, Jamaica. TWO OENTLKMEN. As I passed n retail candy shop in the Hudson Terminal Building I saw a cou ple of boys ask a woman for the cou pons she got with her purchase. She looked at them coldly and deliberately tore the coupons and threw the pieces ' Into the street. Just then a young man accidentally bumped Into her. The package of candy fell to the floor, burst open and scattered the contents all nbout. The boys. Instead of laughing, sympathetically stooped and helpoj her pick up her candy James Neal. No. 10936 Lambert Street. Glen Morris. L. I. "PAP En TALK." ' smo an aid nentleman 'readinn his paper oh a 3lth Street ferryboat f a few mornings ago. Two young women, in pasting through the cabin, greeted him with, "Qood morning; it's n nice day." And thrn that literal old gentleman replied, "I see it is by tho paper." Some people can believe a thing only if they see it In black and white. Mrs. Fred Schmite Jr., No. Ut Theodore Street, BteinWay, L. J. TI1EIIE NEVEIl rs REASON FOR IT. Two women were ntiead of me last evening on the stairs leading to tho 1, station at Franklin and Lexington Ave nues. Tne younger woman, auout thirty, was hurrying to catch a train that was Just pulling Into the station ,nnd she was calling, "Hurry up, mothor, hurry "up!" Mother was out of breath and unable to make haste. Neverthe--Iw, when they reached the platform and found tho train had gone, tho daughter berated and scolded her mother for being so nlow. Thosa trains run every four or five minutes and the loss of five minutes appeared to me a very small reason for scolding one's mother. Gustavus Felleman. No. 12319 Hlllslda Avenue, Richmond Hill. LOOKING, FOli "TROUBLE.' Whllo making a tour of inspection of some Shipping Board vessels In Statun Island Sound I noticed two sail ors who were spraying oil over a ship's metal sides to prevent rust. They wero using a hand forco pump and a length of hose. Suddenly there was a stop page In the hose and the man who was holding it was Investigating when th trouble was overcome and ho was drenched from head to foot with oil. His shipmate nearly fell overboard In his paroxysm of laughter. H. W Heller, care. St S. Livingstone, Chelsea, Staten Island. WHEN THE RAND BEGINS TO PLVT. Not a child was In sight yesterday on Richmond Avenue when a band struck up a tune. Instantly, from no body could tell where, children com menced to flock toward the band. Thsy came singly, in couples end in droves, dragging carts and pushing baby car riages. Some tots were carrying still smaller tots to hear the music, and all enjoyed It keenly. Mrs. George Geer. No. 30 Bowles Avenue, Port Richmond, Staten Island. TOMBOY. This morning ns I was passing tho corner of St. Paul's Avenue and Grant Street, this place, I saw a pretty little blond girl of nine years perched on tha very top of an unusually high corner sign post. I glanced all about- but saw no mice. Mrs. Minnie Flshboune, No. 76 Clinton Street, Tompklnsvllle, S. I. SEND NO MONEYI i' PRIZE - ', is: