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JLÆ = Some Queer Doings of New York City Magistrates fine tuh F£R \EmH' X $109 om DD &-ÇT N E yIrJ *™ emI investigation of the status and practices of New «ion hrmurht ™ a £lstrates is likely to result from one case of alleged oppres hlit officially to the notice of the bar association the other day. The magistrate abruptly stopped the hear ing of a case and ordered the com plaining witness brought before him on the following day on a contempt charge because he was chewing gum in court. When, on the following day, the witness appeared to answer to the contempt charge, his lawyer, asserting his right to make an explanation for his client, was ordered removed from the courtroom by a bailiff. A second the man lawyer, who volunteered to speak for flned tTo eonr- H With / ontemr>t ' suffered a similar fate. The magistrate then case Irl wmeh K d andastonlshe d witness S5 for contempt and dismissed the and 6 com , plalnant ' after tr y in K it himself without counsel, it to a higher court G ^ evidence sufficient to justify him in sending tn daJ l a pollcpman »PPeared before the magistrate to answer 1' r j! a ^ e ofd isorderly conduct. He had been arrested by another police « venue In 8 order - because he refused to stop the traffic on Fifth hnmh . dlat tbe "agistrate pass on his way to court. The policeman , J ? P ° He Said that he didn't know he was speaking to the «nf»iîS e ti. W î e K J® ^f fused t0 st °P »he traffic. Also he rather naively explained that he felt he was justified in refusing because he wasn't on duty nntifrtiif r r «r* OS , Slng ® nd ® re ^ lar traffic policeman was. He said that he naturally hesitated to interfere with the regular traffic man when called upon to do so by an individual who appeared to be a mere private citizen. Lpon receiving his explanation and apology, the magistrate permitted him to go under a suspended sentence. J°/ k CUy maglstrates receive salaries of «7,000 a year each, and are elected for terms of from seven to ten years. Essentially, their Jurisdic tion is so slight that the operation of their courts Is of but petty importance. Any really important issue never comes before them. Even in the smaller cases, the magistrate merely has the authority to conduct a preliminary hearing. Except in a contempt case, he cannot make a decision which Is not subject to appeal. Yet these petty officers take themselves with great serious ness. There was a 1 good deal of astonishment and amusement when^he magistrates held a meeting some years ago, and decided to wear robes on the bench. But they have worn them ever since. Does Dr. Flint's Ghost Play Billiards in His Club? *»EW TORK.—Does the ghost of Dr. Austin Flint, who was an alienist of " national reputation, play billiards at night in the sober clubrooms of the Century association in West Forty-third street? Carefully avoiding any speculation as to how overcrowded it would make billiard rooms if all ghosts of lovers of the «port should retura to them, the facts are these: The Century association's negro servitors (termed servants in less learned places) are so positive that Doctor Flint's disembodied spirit visits the billiard room there that they are afraid to set it to rights in the late evening or early morning hour unless a clerk goes with them. Two of these negro servitors went into the billiard room early one morning. It was lonely there. Even the electric lamps appeared to burn with an eerie light. One of the servitors heard a slight click in the private cue rack. Glancing at it, he was surprised to see that the niche in which Doctor Flint had kept his favorite cue was opened, the lock swung ajar. Then the other thought he saw a movement of the chair that had been the famous alienist's favorite. Then the first servitor felt a tug at his arm, or what he is sure now was a tug. Right after that both men started to spread the cloth over the billiard table on which Doctor Flint was wont to display his proweSs with cue and ivory, when woof! Up went the cloth in the air, for all the world as if the hand of a rather quick-tempered man had snatched it. That ends the case for the affirmative so far as the question that is .o be answered is concerned. Those servants are sure that Doctor Flint's ghost visits the billiard room. *5? of 1, 1 our iwÂïcüüfd venus wm cnEjr "Perfect Man" Has Been Discovered in Milwaukee M ILWAUKEE.—And now comes the "perfect man." Much has been heard of the "perfect thirty-six" as regards the fair sex, but it remained for Milwaukee to produce the first specimen of perfect manhood as a standard of perfection for others of his sex. Alfred R. Liedtke, twenty years old, 180 Keefe avenue, is the posses sor of the physique perfect. His claims to physical perfection are not made by himself, for he is rather backward about things of so personal a nature. But C. S. Minter, physical director for the Y. M. C. A., Is authority for the declaration that the masculine "perfect thirty-six" if? personified by the Keefe avenue youth. These are the measurements of the masculine "Venus:" Height, 5 feet 10 Inches; weight, 170 pounds; chest, normal, 34; expanded, 38 Inches; thigh, 22 inches; calf, 15 inches; biceps, 18% inches ; forearm, 12 inches ; neck, 16 Inches, and waist, 31 inches. Leap year has become only a memory, but, nevertheless, it is to be feared that young Liedtke, the "perfect,'' may find an unusual Increase in his morn ing mail, following this revelation. Tn order to become a "perfect man," Liedtke offers a few suggestions to those who would follow him In the path of physical perfection. This is what he advises: Take plenty of outdoor exercise. Go to bed early, get eight hours' sleep and rise early. Indulge in gymnasium exercises, such as Jumping the rope, punching the bag, shadow boxing and handball. Swimming, In season, develops muscles that otherwise are never called into play. Portland Young Men Over 45 -Form Efficiency Club P ORTLAND, ORE.—Are you "a young man over forty-fiver If you are, you are eligible to Join Portland's newest club, the iï elub, which is organised for keeps. There are 70 charter members. It is expected that there will be 300 on the rolls. Dr. William Osier, by the way, has been made an honorary member. There is really no foolishness about the new club. Although it is the baby in the big family of Portland clubs, it shows wonderful vigor and promises to outdo many of Its bigger brothers when it gets Its growth, for H is to bo filled with young blood, and youth, as everybody knows, recognizes no obstacles that can't be overcome. The underlying object of the club . .. f „ man nf Is to create a sentiment that will give an equal c -22:-------- It often been declared this is the age of the IMAY 46 îW* OLD BUT I FEEL UKE A K»D and abilities unimpaired, t ' ill mam ^Membw^of^th^club have felt this i* *n*finjust andI arbitrer* that age is really notlWked by figures on a dial, bnt that *U who ara in health,,with so a TORTOISE BEETLE PEST Widely Distributed Cver More Southern States of Country. Observed in Injurious Numbers on Fo liage of Young Egg Plant and Leaves of Irish Potato—In secticides for Control. (By T. IT. JONES.) During the spring of 1915 the larva of a tortoise beetle was observed in Injurious numbers on the foliage of young egg plant and on the leaves of Irish potato at Baton Rouge, La. While Injury to egg plant by this species was mentioned by Mr. C. V. Riley as early as 1882, and while other writers have referred to Its presence at dif ferent times, no great attention has been paid to the Insect until 1915. During that year, the writer, assisted by Mr, C. E. Smith, kept the insect under observation, studying Its life history and habits and conducting con it •> Tortoise Beetle. trol experiments with insecticides. Al though the species has not been found to be a pest of first importance to the plants which it attacks, it is ap parent that it is, at times at least. LARGE HORSE AND MULE EXPORT BUSINESS - Ê* mm. BRITISH SOLDIERS GROOMING MULES. Exports of horses and mules from this country since the great European war began have reached a total value of about $200,000,000. There were 669, 877 head of horses shipped out, whose value is placed at $142,950,219, while of mules the number exported was 189,840 head valued at $37,261,263. This was during the 23 months for which accurate figures can be had, up to August 1, 1916. This export business has added about $20 to $25 to the cash income of each farmer In the United States, and has involved the exportation of about 1 in every 30 head of farm horses. It has really not added a great deal to our agricultural wealth, but has helped keep up horse values by giving us a chance to get rid of mediocre horses which have been hard to dispose of before. for sex. by for by of the iï is Folly for Southern Farmer to Raise Nothing but Cotton and Then Buy Meat and Bread. The eloquent Southerner, Henry W. Grady, whose untimely death was a loss to the nation, was a close student of agricultural conditions in his be loved Southland and on one occasion spoke as follows concerning the in evitable results when a one-crop sys tem of farming dominates in general agricultural practice : No one crop will make a people pros perous. If cotton holds the monopoly under conditions that make other crops Impossible, or under allurements that make other crops exceptional, its domi nation will be despotism. Whenever the greed for a money crop unbalances the wisdom of husbandry, the money crop is a curse. When it stimulates the general economy of the farm, it is the profit of farming. To raise cotton and send its princely revenue to the West for supplies, and to the East for usury would be mis fortune if soil and climate forced such a course. When both invite independ ence, to remain in slavery is a crime. To mortgage our farms in Boston for money with which to buy meat and bread from western cribs and smoke houses is folly unspeakable. SILAGE IS ECONOMICAL FEED Perhaps Best Winter Feed for Steers —Requires More Capital and Labor Than Pasture. As land rises in value the econom ical competitor of grass is silage. A 50-bushel crop of corn will make about twelve tons of silage. Compared with hay at «14 a ton and corn at 60 cents a bushel, silage is worth $6 a ton. At 40 pounds of silage a day per ani mal, an acre of good land will support two steers for nearly 12 months. Si lage is perhaps the best winter feed for steers at the price. Compared with asture, i$ requires mops capital destructive enough to its cultivated hosts to warrant the use of insecti cides for its control. Arsenate of lead and arsenite of zinc have proved ef ficacious in their destruction of the pest. The minimum life cycle was found to be 27 days. Under ideal conditions it is possible that five generations may develop in the field during the spring, summer and fall. This tortoise beetle has been found widely distributed over the more south ern portions of the United States, its presence being noted in Texas, Mis souri, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mex ico, Arizona, Louisiana and Washing ton, D. C. STORAGE PLACE FOR MANURE Where Not Applied to Field for Com ing Crop It Can Be Allowed to Accumulate in Stall. Stable manure should never be thrown out on a field' where it will not soon be mixed with the soil nor should it be piled out in the open, for much of the fertility will be lost by leaching. If the manure cannot be placed on a field that is to be planted shortly, it is best to allow it to accumulate in the stall, being careful to keep the stall dry and well littered. Corn stover, wheat, oat or rye straw, leaves or pine straw can be used for litter. Besides absorbing the liquid manure and saving it for the plant# to use, the litter adds fertilizing mate rials of value. It is a good plan to use as much litter as possible for bedding ; for by being mixed with the animal ma nure it is more readily decayed. Much waste material can be made into good manure in this way. The stalls should be fairly deep so that they will' hold all the manure which accumulates between times of planting the various crops. The ani mals will pack the manure by tramp ing, and it keeps best when packed. It should be moist, but not wet, and should be protected from sunshine.— Farm and Ranch. RURAL CREDITS LAW IS GIVEN IN A NUTSHELL The rural credits law in brief provides— (1) That yon may borrow one-half the value of your land. (2) That you may have from five to forty years to pay back the money, paying it back as fast as you please after five years. (3) That the interest rate can't possibly exceed 6 per cent and will almost certainly be less. (4) That each borrower buys a $5 share in the National Farm Loan association for each $100 he borrows, selling this back again when he pays up. (5) That all other liability is limited to 5 per cent of the amount a man borrows, there being no truth in the statement that he must assume general joint liability with other borrow ers.—The Progressive Farmer. Vm* OYSTER SHELL IS VALUABLE It Is Not Fed to Poultry for Purpose of Supplying Grit, but for Pro ducing Egg Shells. Oyster shell is fed to chickens for the production of egg shells and not for grit as soma persons think, ac cording to R. M. Sherwood, acting head of the ^department of poultry husbandry^jn the Kansas state agri cultural obliege. Approximately 90 per cent of the oyster/shell fed laying hens is con verted' Into egg shell, which has a chemipal composition rjmost Identical with/that of the original shell. Clam and lime, although of practical same composition, are Dot as to the chlckeqp and so valuable for thé fowls «a ijy ■' v •. *\ * - , SHE CAN'T GET A CORK HEAR1 Though Girl Who Sues Breach of Promise Has a Cork— foi Chicago.—This is a tough sort of j story for a gallant young man to write because Miss Loretta De Visco, the he roine, has a cork— Well, let's start all new. Miss De Visco, who formerly lived at the Lor raine apartments, filed a breach of promise suit for $50,000 against Hugo L. Kline. .Hugo L. Klein of the firm of Sterne & Klein admits he is the "Kline." Mr. Klein also admits he knows Miss De Visco, but he says he had an idea, all the while, that he was doing a char 2 i 3 A Girl Waved. itable act by way of helping her buy a new cork— There it goes again. Bad form. But he says one day he was motoring down and at Sheridan road and Wilseu ave nue a girl waved. He gave her a ride. He felt sorry for her because she limped. And she told him her strug gles and her poverty, and her cork— Well, anyhow, Klein says he gave her money so she could get a new one. But she didn't get a new one, so he quit giving her money. Then one day Mrs. Leonora Z. Meder, attorney, called him up, he says, and told him Miss De Visco wanted to sue for breach of promise. Mrs. Meder didn't take the case. "I'm married and happy," said Mr. Klein. "I hear now that Phillip Sher idan Rowe, another lawyer, has taken her case. But, I didn't propose to her. Why, she's got a—she limps. I'm sorry, but I couldn't propose to a girl with a cork—" Anyhow, Mr. Klein says hereafter he'll be shy of any girl with a cork— Well, you know— Leg. I BRIDEGROOM HAS HIS WOES Kidnaped by Friend in Milwaukee and Left in Taxi With Pretty Girl. Milwaukee.—Kidnaped by his form er classmate, left in a taxicab with a pretty girl, then fated to discover that he had lost the money received for a honeymoon, and all the strange cir cumstances occurring while his bride of five days was grieving for the hus band who failed to return after buying tickets for their wedding trip—these were a few of the troubles that re cently beset a young bridegroom. The exciting events followed the elopement to Waukegan, 111., of Miss Hallie Mae Ure, daughter of a rich Mil waukee family, and Arthur Brooks Mc Clave, scion of a wealthy business man of Scranton, Pa. Back of the story is a romance of a meeting at an eastern college function of the Milwaukee girl and the Scran ton young man while Miss Ure was at an eastern school for girls. The elopement escaped attention un til the kidnaping took place. Then the whole story became known. The young husband had sent word to Scranton that he had presented his dad with a daughter, and a handsome present in the form of cash for a wedding trip was received. But the kidnaping spoil ed things for a while, and police were put on the trail of the missing bride groom before he was retnrned to his young wife. ADVERTISES FOR BLOND WIFE Oklahoma Minister Who Has Been Widower for Three Years Wants a Mate. Muskogee, Okla.—Rev. T. W, East ham of Beggs, Okla., live# on a farm near Beggs and preaches at four dif ferent churches on his circuit, but has not met a woman since his wife died three years ago, whefin he would "par ticularly care to have for a wife." Re cently before leaving for his home, after attending the East Oklahoma Methodist conference, Mr. Eastham in serted an advertisement for a wife in a local newspaper. *T prefer a blonde," the advertise- fC icent says, "but I don't particularly care about her size and build, except that she must not be too small or too I waftt her to he about my own ref, but sfa«**n h*ve toy m j JOKE SENDS YEGG ON AJONG TRIP Jimmie Ryan of the ''Kerry Patch'' Tells How He Ac quired New Title. TRIES TO KID CLERK Tells Penitentiary Clerk He Was Bord in Calcutta—When Released He Is Shipped Off to India. St. Louis.—Jimmie Ryan of Kerry Patch is back in town—Jimmie Ryan, alias "Ohio Jimmie," yeggiuan, four term ex-convict and Irishman. "And I've got a new name this time," said Jimmie. "I'm a globe trot ter, I am now. "It all begins when Detective Ser geant Kaiser, spied me in the Patch in January, 1912. He sez to me that they had room for me down at headquarters. "Me and some of the boys had just cracked open a nice little baby over in Swayzie, Ind. "They soaked me quick—five years, in Leavenworth. "They had a musher receiving clerk there—a kiuda fresh guy. Imagine kid din' ine, me that had been there before and knew more about that cage than he ever would. "So. when he asked me too sassy like where I wuz born, I sez to him : 'On the border, on the ragged edge between Calcutta and Bombay.' Back to the "Black Hole. " 'Hum,' he sez, 'British subject.' "I got out in three yenrs, five months. Right at the door was a U. S. dick and he took me. " 'Were goin' to send you home,' he sez. "Me, I had visions of Kerry Patch. But he put me on the wrong train and I went toward Frisco. " 'Where you takiu' me?' I asked. "'Back to the black hole of Cal cutta, where you come from.' sez he. "S' help me that shiner at Leaven worth had swallowed bait and all. "I couldn't do nothing and I watched 'em put mg aboard the Nip T J lire* with "German Spy"—He Sez. pon Maru and heard the United States shiner tell the captain : 'Don't you let him set foot in America again. Me, a loyal subject of Kerry Patch. " 'Twas a long trip across the ocean. I had time to kind uv look myself over and I sez to myself, sez I, 'Jimmie, you brace up and wherever they take you, when you step off the water, you be a gentleman.' "I had a bit of down on my upper lip, and I trained it up a bit and smoothed out my clothes. "The boat stopped at Hongkong and a bull boat came up. One of them for eign coppers looked at my mustache. "He knew me right away. 'German spy,' he sez. An' they took me. "It took them fourteen days to find out me Irish talk was better identifica tion than me German fringe. In the Kerry Patch Again. On the way to Calcutta, I wux. again. They met me at the boat, they did. Polite like they were and a fel low they called the 'charge of affairs* he took me up to his house where there was a Hon floating on a flag and he sez: " 'Welcome home.' "They threw me in the original black hole of Calcutta. I was put turn ing a crank. "I stood it three days. Then I mad® • em take me to the charge of affaire and I sez to him : "'Look here,' I sez, 'I wuz born la Kerry Patch, St. Looie, and I Vaut to* go back,' " St««! ? Bri T l8h Subject> ' ae * British.' sez L 'I'm American.' He found it out a month later. me down to the boat Nippon Maru. Ke^ateh ^''Now, look at me," ttW Jt tM than Calcutta." mie has dub** r.