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TBAIXIXG CIL i I FFEURS.
Work of Automobile School of the West Side Y. M. C. A. That many y<'Ui;g men far above the average •f drivers in this city are desirous of becoming exjK-ricneed chauffeurs baa been demonstrated by the Interest In the work of the automobile ■dMai. recently opened under the auspices of the Weal Side Young Men's Christian Associa tion, in Wesi Kifiy-sev.-nth-st. That there is a Deed for such men as the now school proposes to prod nee hi daily demonstrated in the streets of tnis ajid other large cities throughout the country. Harrison S. CoHmrn. educational director of the West Side Voting Men's Christian Associa tion, says of tho new departure: "We aim to train young men here who will have not only a thorough knowledge of the mechanism of auto mobiles, but who will have a respect for them selves, for one another, for their duties ajid ioy.TP, aid who will be not only capable, but trustworthy." The \.<.rk of the new school is divided into three coarsen — an operative course, term of three months; lecture course, term of six month*; draughting and designing course, term of six months. The operative course is now being followed by 130 pupils; there are about one hundred and fifty in the lecture class and about twenty-live in the designing class. The next teim opera February 1, and already there Is ■ lanre waiting list. In the lecture course lectures on the three ••f machines- steam, gasolene and elec are delivered by Charles ■Sdward Lucke. Ph. I>.. director of experimental engineering, Co lumbia University. The ill 1 Hlrjllllft and draughting i.iursc is taught by Professor Am.is.t Trowbridge. also of the : i 'olumbia. s i- liivid'-'i into two Bec • [!•• for owners and prospective owners other for chauffeurs, both und< r the bu- Brokaw. It Is in the operative class That the trials of the novice become most painfully apparent. Mi chines which theoretically have been "set up" in the most approved fashion have a mean habit isfng to w"i k when needed. Sometimes the ignition spark won't "spark." and at other times the starting crank falls Into the exasperat ing habit of jumping backward instead of going aht_:.d. When this happens the chauffeur in embryo usually g>-ts it in the chest and is tun. i. led over backward in the dirt. K\.n when the difficulties of getting the en gine working properly have been surmounted, the beginner learns that sometimes at that stau. a really \ricked motor car will refuse to "mote" properly. It displays a fondness for curbstones, fences and posts, and Is not entirely averse to attacking unsuspecting pedestrians. The chauffeur-tc-be learns that at times such al these, the steering wheels and brakes have a v. ay of mixing themselves up and running to gether that is aggravating in the extreme. Some of the students say that at times a really good < hauffeur nrrjet simply turn the goodness on fall head, to prevent his becoming as wicked as the devil wagon he is driving. There te, too, k of relief conveyed at such times by a e:~ht of the flat-capped, leather coated profes sional, who goes along with each class of be y .s. Though he is not, p rhaps, a graduate of an automobile school, his hand on the right lev r at the riyht moment is looked upon as an essential part of the course by the timid be ginner. Fur outdoor demonstration the class Is dl- Vidt-d into squads of four, and each person re ceives individual instruction. At the garage in West Fifty-fifth-sL the mer are carefully In structed in fhe parts of the car before going on the road for actual operation. 7h-» school has attracted much general at tention, and already there are applications on file at the Young Men's Christian Association for a number of th^ first graduates to act as c?j lUff'-'-irs. The school diff'-rs from automobile Bchools in other <-iti>-.s. In that operative work la taught at the beginning instead of as a supple mentary part of the course. There are now a THE COLONY 01- CITY BEES IN VAN CORTT.ANDT PARK THREATENED WITH BANISHMENT. NEW-YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT. THE INSTRUCTOR JUST SAVES A FENCE FROM DEMOLITION BY AN EMBRYO CHAUFFEUR. AN OBLIGING WORKMAN AIDS IN SHOWING HOW EASILY A PEDES TRIAN MAY BE BOWLED OVER. large number of owners on the list waiting for the second term to open. In a recent address on the occasion of the opening of the lecture course. President Win- throp E. Scarritt of the Automobile Club of America warmly indorsed the idea of the new school. It is also approved by George H. Day, general manager of the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers. Another new educational course recently es tablished at tlie West Side Young Men's Chris tlan Association Is in business economy. This course, designed for executives, managers and department heads, affords practical instruction In organization, policy, administration and methods for the conduct of business in the of fice, the store and factory. Its aim, as the name implies, is to show how to make a business pay wlilch did not pay before, and pay better even if it did pay before; how to find leaks and stop them, and how to make the best method of do ing any business fit that business. BUSY BEES OF THE BRONX. What Will Become of Them Now the Bee Master Is Gone? Just what shall be done with the city bees ii a problem now confronting tho park officials of this city. Whether New- York shall continue to be a land of milk and honey or simply plod along without the homy is a matter now to be determined by the officials in charge of th< cltj "a playgrounds. Long before the recent election, when William P. Scbmitt was yet Park Commissioner !'>>!' The Bronx, the bees came to New-York ami at once settled down to business. The; have been ping the sweets of the metropolis since early in the summer, and a conservative estimate has it that the industrious little workers have gathered honey enough to make Tho Bronx parks the sweetest places imaginable. However thai may be, it seems that th>ir efforts will pass for naught, for Park Commissioner John J. Brady recently removed from office the official bee master, John H. O'Mara, who was appointed by his predecessor before he himself was removed by Mayor BfcClellan. Now the city's bees, left without a guardian, at the tender mercies of biting winds arid a new regime of park ollieials. will probably be sold. There arc friends of the bees who wish ttni\ kept in the parks, however, even it" they must continue to exist with no official caretaker. It is claimed for them that th^y are a constant source of entertainment and Instruction to young and old. At !h<- same time it is conceded that they are not Infrequently a source 'if anxiety. The bees camp from the t>i;; apiaries of W. A. Seiser, at Ji nkintown, Perm., and there are !argq colonies of them In Van Cortlandt ;m«l Pelhara. Bay parks. Thai patrons <>;" the parks might .see the little homy gatherers at work and w>t Interfere with them, several colonies were in closed with a stout, high wire fence. Bui despite this safeguard there are probably those In the «it» r still rhertehins burning memories ••:' mo ments spent watching the park bees who will not lie disheartened al the prosp ct of their sale. As for the bees themselves, they have go doors for the wint r, and evince no inter it in their ultimate fate. English, French Etchings OF 18TH ri.SlllJY. MK/ZOriMS. FBOTOS AM> (AKIIOVS OF AM. KIUorKAN UAI.I.KKIKS. 12 West 28th St. Gr-ORGIi BUSSE. 5