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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 10, 1912, Image 20

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a piece of change to-"lay down."
All of that" talk helps the fight
game, a lot.. And there's nothing
that needs helping more than the
fight game does-night now, fol
lowing the -fiascos (speaking
mildly) tlja't occurred in Las Ve
gas and lips-Angeles Fourth of
juiy. .-. -y ..:.
A quiet, gentle, persuasive
method of doing away with flies
has been discovered by a young
man in Washington, D. C, who
was given-the-title of champion
fly clatcher last -year because he
was the cause of the untimely
demise ,of more than a million of
them. - ;
He secured -results with a little
trap he made' himself of a couple
of pieces of wire netting. He
twisted one of these-into a cylin
der about five- inches in diameter
and the second he made into a
cone" with which he capped the
first. The plapes where the net
ting joined were-carefully stopped
by fastening the web of the wire
firmly together.
A plug of ;wood was placed in
.the bottom,, and also securely
fastened, but not with permanent
fastenings, as it was highly desir
ible to take the bottom out when
the trap was full. Three or four
slits about half an inch or an inch
in length were cut in the netting
just abdut the wooden base. The
bait, a piece of sugar or anything
flies are! supposed to have a fond
ness for, was placed on the inside
of the. trap and a black cloth was
Wrapped ahout the entire cylin
der, with the exception of the
cone shaped top.
Mr. Fly walks into' the trap at
the bottom and when he has
gorged himself fles to the top to
get out, as that is the only place
he-can see light. He does not get"
out and hasn't sense enough to
try the way he came in". When
the trap was crowded the young
inventor plunged it into boiling
water, cleaned-it out and set it
"Won't youwalk into myparlor?"
- Said the spider to the fly;
"For it is the coziest parlor
That ever you did spy."
Which used to make us shed
real tears of pity, but now moves
us to chortling gurgle in realiza
tion of the fact that the wicked
old spider was really the original
health officer.
"Go on!" said Mrs. Wilkins,
scornfully, when some one read
out from an evening paper: "Last
year 10,247;100 working days
were lost through labor disputes."
"Go on ! ejaculated the excellent
lady, "everybody knows that
there are only 365 days in a year."

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