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TRICKS OF BURGLARS.
Many Schemes Used by Robbers to Prevent Pursuits and Capture. The wise burglar considers not only how he may enter, but also how he may escape. He has the whole thing planned out before embarking on his j venture, and nothing is left to chance,! says Pearson's Weekly. When he is at work in a room he usually locks the door on the inside, | or if there is no lock he simply props j a chair with its back hard under the aoor handle, tnus ma urns il nunc impossible for any one to come in i upon him unexpectedly. Sometimes his ordinary precau- j tions fail, and he is driven to take j others 011 the spur of the moment, j These are often of the most extraor-j dinary character, and may end in do- j ing serious damage to life and proper-, ty. An instance in point occurred not long ago at Hopwood, near Redditch. A tradesman's wife was alone in the house at night when she was aroused by a creaking sound. Opening her eyes she saw a rough-looking man / in the room. Evidently he knew his way about, for he tip-toed to a chest of drawers and took out a small cash box which held a sum of about $75. With great presence of mind the lady refrained from screaming. She waited until the man was out of the room, then sprang up and hastily put on a dressing gown. Then she ran out, but on gaining the top of the stairs was met by a blaze of flame. The thief, who had evidently heard her get out of bed, had snatched up a pile of newspapers in the passage below, and, heaping them on the stairs, set fire to them. It was impossible to pass the barrier of fire, though fortunately help came in time to put the flames out, the burglar got clean away. Even more cunning was the ruse of a thief who raided- a house on t< - ' Woburn street, W. C. The tenant, hearing a noise outside his bed room door, jumped up and discovered that his watch and chain were missing. Without waiting to put on slippers, he bolted down-stairs, and was just in time to see the thief rush out o? the front door. He gave chase. The thief glanced around, saw that his pursuer was barefooted, and, taking a bottle from his pocket flung it forcibly down upon the pavement in front of the other. The householder naturally pulled i up short, just in time to save his feet, while the burglar, turning sharp- \ ly down a s.de alley, disappeared: from view. The latter case calls to mind one which happened in Davenport, or rather in Stoke, which is the residential suburb of that town. A naval officer was aroused at about 3 a. m. uii a wmitJr uiuiLuug \jy iieuiiug a slight clatter down-stairs. He picked up a sword and went down, and located the sound as having come from the dining room. There was a good deal of silver there, and he at once made up his j mind that burglars were after it. He tried the door, but found it fastened from the inside, so went out of the front door and rushed around to the window. But the thieves had foreseen this manoeuvre. As he reached it one of! them flung a handful of pepper into ! his face and as he reeled back, choked and half blinded, they both jumped out and took to their heels. One of the smartest tricks ever played by a burglar was in a house in the suburbs of Worcester. The man broke in at night, and. after i packing up some silver below, ventured upstairs to see what he could find. The master of the house spotted him, and called his son. They located Mr. Sykes in a firstfloor front room. His shadow was plainly visible on the blind, outlined apparently Dy a candle or lantern. The father kept watch outside for a policeman. When he returned with the ofl5cpr the shadow was still plainly visible. But when they went up and entered the room, behold there was aothing; but^aix efUgy made with pillows and a suit of clothes. ;Tbe intruder, seeing that he had been' discovered, had'rapidly constructed this to personate himself, and had then cleared off by means of a rope hanging from "a back bed '*o8m~ window. ATE CHICKEN AND THEN DIED. I : : ' . ; Condemned Man Asked for Good Dinner and Got It. Somerset, Pa., Oct. 23.?The execution of John W. Maus, condemned to die here this morning at 10 o'clock for the murder of Harrison Brown, a man carrier, sept, 12, 1912, was delayed until 1 o'clock in order that Maus might enjoy a chicken dinner. When he had finished his breakfast Maus asked Sheriff Charles L. Hochard for a gbod dinner. The request was granted, but the meal could not be prepared without delaying the hanging. Maus was taken to the scaffold a few minutes before 1 o'clock and hanged at one minute after 1. THE ACCOMMODATING SALT. No Knd to Uses of Indispensable Commodity. There isn't a better friend in the houshold than common salt, and one can't, begin to remember the half of the tilings it will gladly do for us if but given the opportunity. Salt sprinkled over a carpet after it is swept will brighten the colors and kill the germs. A pinch of salt in the water will help to keep cut flowers fresh. To clean a white knit sweater or shawl put it in a flour has containing equal parts of flour and salt and shake well. No washing will be required after this process. For cleaning enamel bathtubs, etc., rub with a cloth saturated with kerosene, upon which has been spread a layer of salt. Afterward rinse the tub down with warm, soapy water. Before washing soiled handkerchiefs allow them to soak in cold water into which has been put a handful or so of salt. This makes them much easier to wash. Before washing new goods let stand in salt and water to set the color. For killing plantain leaves or weeds keep wetting with a strong solution of salt and water. Rock salt or table salt may be used. If preferred, the salt may be sprinkled on the weeds and then wet with a hose. Rock salt is the better of the two for the latter method. Salt in the bottom of the shoes in winter will help the circulation and prevent the feet from getting cold. This precaution is quite common and effective among Maine woodsmen. A quarter of a teaspoonful in a quarter of a glass of water taken a half hour before breakfast is a good laxative and generally beneficial. The hands of fainting persons are often rubbed with salt to help the circulation. But of the uses of salt there seems no end. HOW AX OXIOX CURES A COLl). Oil Contained in Useful Vegetable Destroys Certain Bacteria. Most persons know that eating a raw onion "drives out a cold," but why the onion should possess this beneficent power not one in a hundred persons who were cured would be able to say. The oil contained in the onion, chives radish and horseradish is an oil that belongs in the category of spices, and this oil has a deadly effect upon certain pathogenic, that is to say, harmful bacteria flourishing in various organs of the human body. The intestinal flora against which Dr. Metchnikoff wages his incessant campaign are the best known of the pathogenic bacteria and are among the most dangerous. But the microbe, which causes 90lds, is quite annoying. According to Dr. Haig, the great uric acid specialist, all colds are due to a combination of three fbinfro ?. o o minrAha Af o uriA tt V/UXii) a mivi vx a ux *v acid tendency which prepares a cell for the microbes' growth. In addition to being a source of great discomfort a cold is dangerous as well, because the person suffering with it is always in jeopardy of pneumonia. The pneumonia germ, the diplococcus pneumonia, is present in moderate numbers in the mouth of perfectly healthy persons, but the mucous membrane forms a sort of protective wall against it to bar it from entering the system. During a cold the extremely delicate membrane lining of the nose, mouth and throat is intensely irritated and its protective efficiency is greatly weakened, affording the pneumonia germ a better foothold than when the membrane is in normal condition. Among the germs to which the oil of the onion is a deadly foe is the cold microbe* and by attacking it one of the causes producing colds is obviated. Thus the cold microbe, one of the necessary three factors that caused the cold, an onion, eaten raw, will "drive out the cold." Properly^speaking, the onion is a vegetable, but because of its strong flavor we have come to regard it almost exclusively as a spice. There arc other., spices which have just as good an ^effect upon the human syst^rfiAccording to Dr. Alfred Gigon, of Baesi, spices are a much abused constituent of the diet. He classifies spices into five divisions. Into the first1 class fall salt and the so-called aromatic spices?ginger, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, etc. Those spices, by stimulating the flow of liva and of the gastric juices, further digestion. X1* A ^ ?:\ew i ui k American. Gin Report Shows 6,956,000 Bales. Washington. Oct. 25.?The government's ginning report issued this morning at 10 o'clock gives the number of bales ginned up to October, 18th as 6,956,000 against 6,873,000 for the same period last year. The market advanced about twenty points after the report was made public. New York cotton men today were bullish, stating that higher prices were looked for next week. A cold wave is predicted. A SAFETY ENVELOPE. " | New Invention (jives Greater Security Against Tampering. ! A Soutli African inventor has now 11 patented an envelope giving greater I security against tampering than the ordinary envelope, says Chamber's Journal. This novely is of the conventional shape and size, the only difference being that on the external j surface of the flap, over the gum! line, a suitable word, such as "In| tact," or even the address of the I sender, is printed in some readily | soluble ink. When a person endeavI .1.. <,D/iortoir? tlio pnntonte Viv 1*0 UiO LU a.^VCi LUIli tiit' VVUbVUVk; Kf J i V leasing the guin of the flap either with steam or moisture this ink immediately runs thereby conveying intimation to the addressee that the i latter has been tampered with. The idea is very simple, and certainly achieves its purpose remarkably well. But there is one slight drawback, since letters delivered on a wet day are liable to be soiled with rain or dropped on damp ground, and as moisture causes the ink to run, undue suspicion might be created when there is no cause for it. One of the most effective methods of sending important correspondence and paper money through the post which the writer has ever seen is that adopted on the American railways. The money received for tickets and so forth at a station is dispatched daily to the head office. The dollar bills are slipped in a flat condition into an envelope of sufficient size to receive them. The envelope flap is then sealed down with the gum, and the sender pierces a hole in the center of the package, through which he passes a piece of string, carries it round the lowed end of the envelope only, ties the string and seals the knot with wax. At the head office the letter is opened at the flap end, but without breaking the seal. This exposes one end of the batch of bills, which are then counted, and if the total coincides with the advice note the seal is broken and the bills withdrawn; but if there is a discrepancy between the total of the bills and the advice note, the official, without breaking the seals, returns the packet to the sender with remarks concerning the difference in the totals. The sender is able to see at a glance that he has made a mistake, because the seal is intact, and a note could not have been withdrawn from the envelope without tearing it from the center to one end. The system admits of no dispute whatever. A similar system is also used by a certain firm in connection with its important correspondence between various branches, only in this case a needle and thread are passed through the center of the sealed envelope and its contents, and the thread likewise passed round one end, tied and sealed. In this way the letter is certain to reach the addressee without being tampered with en route, as the letter must be torn in any attempt to ex tract it. "PLEASE DO NOT KISS ME." Four-Year-Old Girl on 7,000-Mile Trip Conies Labelled. The child who attracted the most attention on board the Kronprinzessin Cecilie, arriving yesterday from Wesser, was four-year-old Margaretha Ritschen, with a placard stitched to the skirt of her dress, on which was written in several different languages: Please take care of me. I am going to my mamma. Please do not kiss me. It seems that Margaretha's father died in a town not far from Vienna, and her mother married again. The mother emigrated with her new husband to Kenwood, Sonora county, I Pol leaving the rhild hehind in the care of a relative. When she was ready to receive curly-haired little Margaretha, the mother sent passage money to the old country, and directed that her daughter be shipped. When she reaches California the child will have travelled about seven thousand miles. The steamship doctor was thoughtful enough to protect the child from germs likely to be transmitted through kisses. The immigration boarding officers found that Margaretha has only $5 which was forwarded here in the care Margaretha will probably be is a family travelling to San Francisco in about eight days, in whose care Maafiaretha will probably be sent. Meanwhile she will be held on Ellis Island. The stewardess took Margaretha ashore yesterday afternoon to buy her an apron in wasmngtun street, nuboken:?New York World. When to Eat Poultry. Poultry should never be eaten the day it is killed. The tenderest fresh killed chicken will be tough as soon as the animal heat has left the body. In about twelve hours, however, the muscles will relax, and then it becomes acceptable for food.?Home and Farm. WOULD PROTECT WEARERS. Forbid Discrimination Against Army and Navy Uniforms. The war department has given its approval to the first draft of law, designed to uphold the dignity and honor of military uniform of the United States in all of the states and territories and in the insular possessions. The measures forbid discrimi 4.: ^ ? kl,'rt ~ 4K liUUUii ill cui\ puuni" a.fcani5>(. an> umcer or enlisted man wearing the uniform of the army, navy or marine corps and likewise prohibits any person not duly authorized, from wearing the uniform or any part of it. Offenders could be prosecuted in any United States court. This measure, which will be submitted to the next congress with the approval of Secretary Garrison, is the outgrowth of a movement started more than three years ago by Mrs. Russell M. MacLennan, of Washington. Aroused when three enlisted men of the marine corps were expelled from a local theater, Mrs. MacLennan voiced her protest and was at first instrumental in obtaining the passage by congress of a measure protecting the uniform and its wearers in the District of Columbia. Realizing that the work of putting a law through each of the state legislatures would be slow and arduous, Mrs. MacLennan besought President Wilson and Secretaries Garrison and Daniels, to aid in the enactment of 3 federal statute. The Panama Canal. Panama, prior to American occu pation in 1904, was known as a death hole. Col. William C. Gorgas, of the army medical corps, was appointed by President Roosevelt to clean up the Isthmus. When he began work the death rate in the Canal Zone, Colon and Panama, was 49.94 per 1,000 of population. In 1913 for the same places it' was 21.18, or cut down more than one-half. Among American employes the death rate of 1906 was 8.14 per 1,000, and in 1911, an average year, it was reduced to 5.14 per 1,000 both disease and accidents. His methods in the main have been two-fold. First, clean up the cities; and second, kill the mosquitoes, and enforce rigid quarantine. To the passage of the first ship in October 5,718 employes have died. Of the total, 1,192 have been killed by violence. An average of 11 employes has been killed every month since American occupation. The worst accident was at Bas Obispo on December 12, 1908, when twenty-six men were killed and 40 injured by a premature explosion of 22 tons of dynamite. The largest number killed in one year was 178. The only epidemic of yellow fever was from April td September, 1905, whe.n 27 employes died. Smallpox, the plague and other virulent diseases have been banished. Each employe is entitled to thirty days sick leave on pay with free medical attention. About 24 out of every 1,000 employes are constantly sick, and the hospitals have a capacity of 1,200 patients. The department of sanitation has 1,300 employes. It has cost to date 516,500,000.? Leslie's Weekly. Counterfeiters Xabbed. Washington, Oct. 23.?Secret service operators of the government have given fresh evidence counterfeiting is not altogether profitable. It was announced today by Chief W. J. Flinn that persons who sought to reproduce copies of the $50, $20, $5 and $1 notes, against which the public recently was warned, all had been apprehended. JBotn Lne uuerers auu those responsible for the circulation of the counterfeits, according to Chief Flinn, are now in the hands of the government. At the same time, the secret service issued notice of its discovery of still another counterfeit $10 gold certificate. It is reported not to be highly dangerous, however, for the workmanship is poor, the coloring bad and its general makeup such that it should be told at a glance. Sheriff Bitten by Prisoner. Goldsboro, N. C., Oct. 25.?Sheriff H. L. Joyner of Jackson, arrived in the city this afternoon with a crazy negro, Ashly Con well, who was placed in the colored insane asylum; but +!-.? oh^riff was riainfnllv bitten by 111^ OllVi AU T> V%M ^ the prisoner while taking him from a hack that was carrying them to the hospital. A doctor examined Mr. Joyner's wounds and pronounced him out of danger, unless blood poison should set in. The sheriff said the prisoner made several attempts to jump from the train while in motion, but that by mild persuasion he kept him in his seat. IITthe world is l young men WITH THE | BANK-BOOK HABIT 1 rpui INTH COMMA SALARIE RESPECT DESI Every employer is anxioi employs. He will grow to lil est in them. When he sees eye on the clock, who is the : and finds that boy BANKS BOY for the top job. 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