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Ones sir 7 ] l Balky Horse Blocks Cleveland Street ■Or*), 1 in fr. v C LEVELAND.—An antiquated horse with a bang-dog. apologetic cast of countenance, a moth-eaten hide and tho disposition of a Missouri mule, stopped on Cleveland's busiest street the other afternoon. For twenty-five minutes the horse defied four of Chief Kohler's "finest," hlocked traffic on the congested thor oughfare and kept a crowd of some 300 shippers, office boys, clerks, team sters and chauffeurs In an uproar of merriment. The horBe was pulling n cart which to all appearances was as antiquated as himself. A little negro topped off the outfit. When the horse stopped the negro carefully laid away his stump of a whip, extracted "the mak ln's" from a place of concealment In a dilapidated coat and thoughtfully began to roll a cigarette. Just fifty seconds from the moment the horse had decided to cease move ment a mounted traffic regulator ar rived. "Get a move on that nag," he shout ed to the negro. City Schools to Be Social Centers C HICAGO.—Thirteen publlo school buildings will he opened In Chi cago soon as neighborhood social centers. For the first time In Its his tory the Chicago board of education will offer to persons not of common school age some of the benefits that the presence of school buildings may bring to a neighborhood. This decision was reached at a recent meeting of the board's committee on social cen ters. To help the people get their money's worth out of expensive eqqulpment used only a few hours out of the day Is the object of the Innovation. At va riance with* persons who would have the use of school property and re sources restricted entirely to educa tional purposes, the committee of the board intends to maintain places of evening recreation wherever the peo ple of a neighborhood accept .the op portunities offered to them. "Our Idea In opening these eoclal centers;" said-Dean Sumner, In ex plaining the new policy, "Is to learn If there Is a demand for the use of. schools by adults. If there Is such a demand 'or If we can create It, we shall develop the centers Into evening meeting places for parents' clubs, for Géts Rich Selling Candy on Streets ./i think no p : ivf I I V 2 «it in N EW YORK.—The wind-swept cor ner at Broadway and Fulton street la soon to lose one of Its two old out door merchants. Phil Roman, the rub ber stamp man, contemplates a future of solitude, and the sparrows' In St. Paul's churchyard one of hunger, for ▲dam Schmelzer, friend and mentor to Phil and chief provider to the spar rows, Is going to retire. Profits accruing from the sales of a ; million penny sticks of candy have made Adam financially Independent after thirty years, and he hàe realized It suddenly. Phil will tell you, with a look In his eyes that belles his words, that he Is "glad old Adam has got some sense at last—oughter re tired long ago." Adam has not been "old ▲dam" to t Take Revenge by Clipping Girl's Hair O KLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Barbara Weaver, the 15-year-old girl who was shorn of her locks as she lay asleep, lost her crown of glory be cause she was "stuck up." It Is strong ly suspected that the vandals who snipped off one of her silken braid» were two boys, former playmates of hers, who resented what they regard ed as her growing tendency toward aristocracy. Little Miss Weaver Is the daughter of Claude Weaver, an attorney, who Is considered wealthy. Barbara Weav er had been on friendly terms with the children In the neighborhood of the family home, but Is said to have gained the idea of late that her social standing did not permit of her con tinuing such relations. Two of her castoff friends are believed to have adopted the "rape of the lock" Idea to express their resentment of these blgh-fiown notions. This theory is strengthened by the fact that Cynthia Powell, a girl of Barbara's age, who attended school with her, received a "Black Hand" tetter recently, threatening hgr with ? "Do It yourself, sah," responded the erstwhile driver, complacently con tinuing to roll tho "skag." The spick aDd span officer vaulted from his mount, grabbed the bridle and gave It a jerk. Then he jerked again. Then he pulled. The horse re garded him with reproachful eyes, hut It didn't move. A bicycle patrolman, a cotton-gloved trafllc cop, and then another, appeared within the next five minutes. Also a crowd gathered. The horse hung Its head In a disinterested sort of way and the little negro puffed away In the same way. The "finest" reddened under the jeers and shouted suggestions from the office boys and teamsters, and finally gave It up. "Ah might unhitch that there hosy and lead 'im away," suggested ths little negro thoughtfully. 'Ts 'gainst the rules to unhitch on a congested street," responded an offi cer curtly, "you've got to drive him." "A'm powerfully sorry, boss, but Ah jus' naturally can't do that," said the little negro, and started to roll another cigarette. Traffic had congested until it threatened to block Euclid avenue also. Then the officers admitted defeat, Th« little negro unhitched, the officers, aided by volunteers, backed the wagon Into an alley, and the horse ambled de jectedly along. >> T W £2J social organizations and for clvlo de bating societies, all under the direc tion of the principal of the center, who Is also the principal of the school. "Last year we conducted ten school buildings as centers for children. "Each of the centers lor the chil dren was provided with a principal and six teachers. Parents came In swarms with their children and so they really made use of the buildings as social centers for adults before the privileges were formally given to them. "For the children we shall continue the privilege of recreation in the old schools and In those added this year. In the same bulldlDgs the older peo ple will be urged to form social clubs, hear lectures, attend dramatics. Join in advanced gymnasium work and hear and participate in debates." Phil very long. When he came to the corner In 1881 the rubber stamp man called him the "kid." for Phil then had been doing business at the old stand for something like twelve years. Adam wasn't at the corner when à reporter went to see him the other day. Phil was standing guard over both stands. "Yes," he admitted, "Adam, he's go ing to quit. Thirty year^ I've seen him come and go. Six o'clock in the morn ing I'd sçe him come across Broadway lugging his candy caae from the base ment where he kept It. "Guess there's'more money in candy than there Is in rubber stamps. Now Adam's to go, I'd quit, too, If I could afford It." "My dad was the first man to sell lemonade on the streets of New, York City. My grandfather was a sidewalk merchant and a good one, too. Maybe I've been a little luckier than they. I've been able to give my girl and boy good educations and they are married now," old Adam said. In the thirty years at the church cor ner Adam has missed just five days. MAMA !•> » eta \M AaJ dire things unless she continued to speak to two boys of the neighborhood who are under suspicion. Miss Weaver's hair is a beautiful auburn and was long and silky. In preparing It for the night It was her ; practice to arrange It In two long braids. Miss Rosabell Teder sleeps 1 In the same room with her, and dis- ! covered on awakening that one of the beautiful braids was missing. Hastily j awakening her companion, they be- : gan a search and found the braid on the floor beside tho bed. Miss Weav-I eris parents were aroused, and the po Uce were notified. Later tho other ' braid was cut off so that Miss Weav er'a hair now preset s ££ crow» effect. PROPER CARE OF SHIRTWAIST Attention to Details While Garment la Being Ironed Is of Flr^tt Importance. Iron the wristbands, neckbänd and any other stiff starched plaits bands, first on the right side, then_ the wrong side. This will gltfe them the desired smoothness that Ironing first on the wrong side would cases destroy. Lay the shirtwaist on the Ironing board with the neckband directly In front of the lroner and parallel with the front edge of the table, stretch until smooth, and Iron on the right side until partly dry, then di wrong side, and finish on th^ right side. Proceed In the same with wrlstbandB. Iron prints on the wrong side. If possible, gives them more nearly the ance of new and prevents slrable gloss. When the neckband and cuffs finished, lay the wrist on the"board with the neck at the left hand, Iron the fronts, then the back] It is best to Iron both fronts first, béca they are often trimmed, and will look better and Iron easier If not all to become dry. The back, t<3© being plainer, can be dampened with a cloth wrung from warm water. Iron well Into the gathers and until dry. Do not Iron across the but close to them on either side, then press the seams by setting thé Iron directly on them. To Iron the sleeve, fold at the seam and begin Ironing at the seam side, being careful Iron across the opposite fold, and thus form a crease. After Ironing one side, loosen the two sides by slipping the hand be tween them, then turn the sleev and Iron the other side. Now pit the hand In the sleeve at the botto turn it so that the seam lies i table and the unlroned strip i back or outside of the sleeve lies above it 1 With a small iron smooth oui this portion, and, still using a small iron, slip it inside of the sleeve at the arm's eye, and iron the top of the sleeve in the gathers. If possible, iron the gathered portion at tb«T cuff in the aame way and iron the si on the sleeve board. or on In some n the anner because It U ppear unde are and use lowed dry. earns ot to over and the the »eves TREASURES CARE OF HOME Methods of Cleaning That Will A^d to Their Appearance and Preservation. To clean old pewter, experts us rally find It best to dip the plates and ta ards, as the case may be, in a basinful of hot water In which soda crystals of borax have been dissolved. The water should be almost hotter than the hands can bear, and the pewter must be washed with a hard nail brush and plenty ot soap. To make It shine there Is nothing to equal ordinary metal polish of a reliable make, to which a few drops of petrol eum have been added. The dishes must then be washed In warm sbap suds and finally rubbed when dry with powdered whiting, or while still wet with whiting paste. A. paste of whiting, soap and milk la the hast for dust-stained alabaster or naments. The paste must be left to dry on, and then washed away, the surface being then dried with a cloth and then with a flannel. nk HAND CORN SHELLER M«tal Lath on a Board. A very handy device for ehelling com, and especially popcorn, canlbe made of a 1-Inch board on which Is fastened a piece of metal lath. The edges of the iqetal lath are bound with a strip of wood nailed to the board.—Popular Mechanics. a Shelf Papers. The next time you are cleaning the pantry abelves fold at leaat three newspapers the longest way of the full sheet, aays the Indianapolis Star. Place them on the shelf with the fold In front and fit snugly. The next time you want a clean paper slip the edge of a knife along the fold of the outer sheet and remove the soiled top. The remainder of the sheets will be lqft Intact for future use, and much time and labor will be saved to the house wife. Dressing the Bed. . The bed Is receiving a good deal Of dressing these days. One of the mögt splendidly apparelled ones has »cover with brocaded velvet center, a wide band of point de venlse, and for the border a band of seal. A huge bow oif old rose taffeta with fringed ends lb laid across the bed near the foot : I ! To Wash Chamois 8kln. Wash chamois Bkin in warm soap suds, rinse thoroughly In several warn) waters, draw It through the hand to press the water out, hang in the alt to dry. Pull thoroughly while drying, »nd when almost dry rub until soft and smooth.—Suburban Life. . ... Warf,e# ' .f togethcr ° ne quart of flour, one JÜrd , t .?! P ?? nfUl B !' Ear ' tea ' ,P ?T bak ' n * pt T d f r - * ub ln one - ' h ]!, d CUp butt ®f' ^ dd three wb,t * 8 aDd yoIkB beaten Be P ara '®l7 ' ad to make "' hIn bat ' ter- Cook in hot greased waffle irons eggs, JUST BARKING. Bark! Bark! Bark! Old Rover and little Pat. Bark! Bark! Bark! What are they barking at% Up In the morning early. They bark the livelopg day; They bark when they are Aghting: They bark when they'ie at play. You think a tramp la coming; You listen and say "Hark!** But little Pat and Rover Just merely love to bark. FINDING WATER IN FOREST Experienced Huntsman in South Can Always Secure Cool, Refreshing Drink From Trees. In many sections of the forest lands In the south during the dry season a man may walk for miles without find ing a stream of water or a spring by which to quench his thirst. If, how ever, hê is an experienced hunter and woodsman he will not have to drink water from the stagnant pools in or der to keep life in his body. Queer as it may seem, an experi enced man can hunt for days through such dry tracts and yet experience no inconvenience on account of the lack of water. .Nature.has .provided a means which is only known to the Initiated. | Every old huntsman car ries with him when going on a long hunt a small auger, by which he can secure a refreshing drink and water to cook with at any moment. A cottonwood tree or a willow Is the well which the wily huntsman taps. He examines each tree until he finds one that has what a woods man calls a "vein." It is simply an attenuated protuberance. By boring Into this "vein" a stream of clear wa ter will flow out. It Is not sap, but clear, pure water. The huntsmen say that the water Is better than the av erage to be had from ordinary wells. There Is no sweetish taste about It, but It has a Btrong flavor of sulphur and Is Bllghtly carbonated. The reason for this phenomenon cannot easily be explained, but that a supply of water can be contained In a tree Is not so Burprising. The fact of Its flowing Is the wonderful feature, showing that It must be under pres sure, or, In other words, that there Is more at the source of the supply. When It Is .considered that the trees furnish water In the dry season and that the ground Is literally baked, It Is the more remarkable, especially when the roots of the trees do not extend to any great depth Into the ground.. AMUSING GAME FOR WINTER Interesting Pastime for Young Folks Prizes on Dull, Long Evening May Be Given. Can you make a picture composed solely-of the figure 8? It is an amus ing as well as an Interesting game for s . * The "8" Figure. the homeland our artist has shown what 'can be done In this direction. Many «.musing pictures can be thus drawn by the amateur artist. TWo competitions might be held, one prize going to the person who draws the most amusing or interesting picture, using the smallest number of the fig ure 8, while a competition might also be held for those who use the greatest number of figures in one picture. Can You Tell? Twenty tiny sardines Packed in a tin'! We can get them out. But how did they get In? SPEEDY WORK AT TAILORING From Shearing of Wool From Sheep's Back to Finished Garment Ac complished In One Day. A man walked Into a tailoring shop, the other day and asked to have » coat made. "When do you want the garment?" aeked the tailor. "This evening. I want to wear It to a dinner." ''Impossible!" cried the tailor. "Make a coat In a day—unheard of!" Yet It has been done—yes, from the shearing of the wool from the sheep's back to the finished garment. This feat was accomplished as far back as 1811 by John Coveter, near Newbury, In England. At five o'clock In the morning Mr. Coveter was presented two Southdown Wedner sheep. At first the sheep were shorn, the wool spun, the yarn spooled, warped, loomed and wove. After that, the cloth was burred, milled, rowed, dyed, pressed, and late In the after noon put in the hands of the tailors. By half-past six the coat was fin lshed, and Mr. Coveter presented It to one of the gentlemen of the town amid the thundering applause of 5,000 speo taten. e Nation Is to Fight the Loan Sharks IX hot aomioo#) y THOU »«AS0K3V-J , jrkOAn Actnr^ W ASHINGTON.—The loan shark In his arrogant disregard of human rights continues in most cities to* ex act unreasonable tribute from the wretched men caught In his net. Lead ing newspapers throughout the coun try have constantly denounced the business of making small loans upon Ihe security of pledge or mortgage of personal property or assignment of wages. Drastic laws have been In voked In. many states against it. So cieties have been organized to protect victims from unjust practices, but the press accounts are soon forgotten by all save the unfortunate clients of the money lenders, and the campaign to remedy the conditions surrounding the business has been marked by years of fruitless struggle. Laws are constantly and uniformly evaded. Ignored and defied. The gov ernment officials and legislators have repeatedly announced their firm In tention to drive the loan shark out of existence. Grand Juries have time and again returned indictments against these gentry, accompanying their presentments with statements of extortion and oppression almost unbe lievable In this enlightened age, but still this blot on our civilization re mains and appears to careful observ ers even to Increase In size. Sent "Happy New Year" to the World A MILLION miles of telegraph and cable wires throughout the world were thrown open to the tick of a sidereal clock in the Naval observa tory on the heights overlooking Wash ington at the moment 1911 changed to 1912 and Uncle Sam through them called his "Happy New Year" to all the. world. Every city and hamlet in the nation, the ships at sea, travelers to foreign lands were Informed at the moment that the nation officially an nounced the arrival of Time's new span. Yet the plain-faced old time piece merely swung Its pendulum as might any such on an obscure mantel and knew not the import of the mes sage it sent. The tick of this clock heard as New Year's eve came to an end is the mes sage of them all that extends furthest of all those sent since the world be gan. It is flashed out from the Naval observatory at Washington each year. As the seasons pass the extenf of Its reach Is Increased and that,of this New Year's night was' greater than sny of Its predecessors. It was ticked off to Nome, to Rio Janeiro, tb Shang hai, to. Cape of Good Hope, to London. It Informed the lonely operator at a Uncle Sam's Navy Holds Second Place E XPERT8 in the construction bureau of the United States navy point out the fallacy of the statemènt published broadcast that Germany will hold sec ond place among thé naval powers, supplanting the United States, when the ships now being built by both na lions are completed. After reviewing the difference in tonnage, which is not largely In favor of Germany, a compe lent naval expert says; Taking the present and the future into consideration, the present su periorlty of the United States, as sec ond In the world, continues because our superiority consists in the fact that of all ships of the same displace ZT Old Panama Landmarks Are No More » . ,, , , ,. 0rt historical sketches of some of !, ® vaalsllln g villages. Heading tho , 8 * 16 ° ^ town of Gatun, which is J lr ® nd y practically covered by eighty Teet of rock, earth and M ANY villages on the Isthmus of Panama Intimately associated with the history of the stirring buc caneer days are soon to disappear forever beneath the surface of the vast artificial lake which Is now slow ly filling up between Gatun and Mata chin. These places were known to Euro pean civilization many years before Jamestown was settled or Massachu letts Bay was an English colony. Now they are little more than Jungle ham lets, and nothing of value will dis appear when the rising waters of Lake Gatun blot them out of existence. The Canal Record gives a list and water, and !.. .V 181 * p ' aces destined to disappear are ~ lorca Lngarto, Barbacoas, Calmlto, Matachlna, Ballamonos, Santa Crus, Drus de Juan Galgo and Crucea, The many unsuccessful attempts to legislate the usurious money lender out of existence have shown one thing very clearly, that a law that comes between the unscrupulous man who has money to lend and the man who wants to borrow cannot be enforced until an agency Is established to sat isfy his need at a lower cost. Recog nizing this fact, philanthropic men in nearly twenty cities, content with » reasonable return upon their Invest ment, have organized remedial socie ties to make loans at the lowest rates of Interest practicable to deserving people upon security of personal prop erty pledged or mortgaged. In many cities efforts are now being made by citizens backed by chambers of commerce and boards of trade to organize .similar societies. Those In operation have proved themselves a practical and measurably successful means of accomplishing what drastic legislation and popular clamor has been powerless to do. The loan shark has not been entirely eliminated from the cities in which these societies op erate, but his exactions have been re duced appreciably. Briefly stated, the programme of the remedial loan movement includes the organization In all cities of competi tive loan societies of a social nature In the pawnbroking and chattel loan fields; the establishment of co-opera tive associations for savings and loans among employees, supplemented by the investment of honest capital on a. reasonable money-making basis. In all states legislation will be sought chiefly to facilitate this competition. - » Ç ☆ t ☆ wayside station In Arizona that the New Year had arrived at Washington. It carried the message to the farming town in Iowa and to waiting thou sands in Boston. This message awakened a spark of enthusiasm in the breasts of those banished to the lonely Island of Guam to learn that it was New Year back home. The men of the fleet and the ocean craft far out at sea pick up ita message and rejoice. All these wires and cables and rents of the air respond automatically to the ticking of this plain old clock at the observatory, which clock is the official standard time regulator of half the world. There is none of the laying and delay In the ordinary trans mission of messages for these tracts are automatic and the message Is Instantaneous. cur re con ment we have more guns available for fighting on the broadside. The Flori da, which is of about 22/000 tons, can bring to bear on the'broadside ten 12 lnch guns. The German dreadnoughts of the same displacement can only bring eight guns to bear. "Now this represents the fighting va ^ ue °* the tw ° navies and is actual ly ,20 per cent in guns ahead of Ger many as against Germany's ten per cent of tonnage, which really nothing as a factor in fighting, "Germany has not yet awakened to the fact that Great Britain began to follow us in broadside arrangements about three years ago. empire is still behind in the main ele ment on which navies can be corn pared as to efficiency. Another thing Is that nearly all the German ships, which on paper are monsters, carry ' only 11-inch guns, "They have only recently started ta build 12-inch guns and wê are build lng 14-inch rifles. means The kaiser's 111. MAVF to Hurtr A NE»V P1ACF J z £ Some of the inhabitants believe the inundation will not tnko place, and one old bush settler, nfter having ig nored repeated warnings, ventured his opinion that the Lord has promised never again to flood tho earth. New rainfall records were estab lished on tho Isthmus of Panama Nov. 28 nnd 29, according to reports JuBt received here. At Porto Bello about 2.46 inches of rain fell in three min utes. The total for that shower waa 7.60 Inches. The highest previous record was three-quarters of an Inch of rain in five minutes in 190&.