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The Coltax Chronicle
Published by Chronicle Ptg. Co., Ltd.
H. G. GOODWYN, Managing Editor.
Now it's the cold storage cure for
Almost any candidate is a promis
The air continues to be a poor place
in which to do fancy work.
Our idea of nothing to feel sad
about is losing a job as aviator.
The excursion girl now sweetly
changes into the matinee maid.
ft will be Thanksgiving day for
Italy if she finally saws a limb off Tur
Tight-skirted women hobbling to
catch a car are as funny as a sack
The slaughter of an aviator now and
then has almost ceased to be a mat
ter of news.
Soon the lover of lake sports will
wish to exchange his bathing suit for
a pair of skates.
Bohemia has a woman member of
parliament. Showing the true Bohe
mian spirit, as it were.
Do you suppose the government will
get any nearer the telephone trust
than a long-distance call?
Canada sold 50,000,000 lobsters last
winter New York will have to hustle
to live up to its reputation.
The girl with the coat of seashore
tan now looks sympathetically at her
pale-faced, stay-at-home sisters.
A python in the New York zoo eats
but one meal a year. This reduces
houskeeping costs to a minimum.
If it were not for the old warships
what would the young warships have
to shoot at in target practice?
Lemons are becoming more expen
sivo, but it is probable that many of
them will still be handed around.
Antiquarians have discovered an
ether Venus, doubtless without first
getting the consent of their wives.
Tobacoo is now grown in Kansas,
and several new brands of Havana
cigars will soon be put on the market.
London telegraph company is hiring
girls to replace messenger boys.
Leave it to a girl to carry messages.
Baltimore policemen must not play
dominoes on Sunday. Probably it is
the one game that they don't play at
A New York man is reported to
have borrowed $3,500 from his laun
dress. If she had it it is, quite pos
Any movement to restrain the activ
Ities of the genius who designs freak
shoes for men will deserve public ap
Among all the adjectives that have
been applied to the costumes that the
girls are wearing now we haven't
An artist who painted $10 bills has
been arrested. Painting 110 bills does
not seem to be any more profitable
than gilding lilies.
In Philadelphia all women under
thirty are "girls." Philadelphia, the
chivalrous and altruistic, is proving
itself the City of Brotherly Love to
the lone sisters.
An English actor who wore a corset
has died as the result of tight lacing.
Evidently the manager declined to
give him a'fat part.
While a Kansas woman was trying
to kiss a bulldog the animal bit her
lip. It seems difficult for some Kan
sas bulldogs to acquire good man
Playing cards has been traced back
to the year 800 A. D. It is safe to pre
sume that the police of those days
gathered in their graft just as merrily
A Kansas City man who went to bed
one night, leaving $1,700 in his
trousers pocket, has registered a vow
that he will not be so careless again.
He is trying to accumulate another
Fluffy skirts saved a woman from
drowning in the Chicago river. The
moral is that women who feel that
they must wear tight skirts should
avoid falling into that historic
There were fourteen billion tele
phone calls in the United States last
year. Do you wonder that the lines
were sometimes busy?
Sound proof floors in apartment
buildings are a grand institution, but
until the sound proof baby is invented
somebody is sure to complain.
Now it appears that the English
beauty -who planned to see the United
states in two days is an actress.
Score another point for the alert press
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PLAGUE KILLS MANY
Tuberculosis Carries Off 50,000
Children a Year.
Waste Could Be Eliminated if Child
Was Taken Care Of at Right
Time-Crowding and Lack of
Food Among Evils.
Washington.--"Three per cent of all
the children of school age in the
United States are tuberculous, which
involves a yearly loss of $75,000,000,"
declared Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf of
the New York Post Graduate Medical
school and hodpital, in addressing the
fifteenth international congress of hy
giene and demography in session
"The loss of $75,000,000," he raid,
"is figured on the cost of maintaining
these children to the community and
to their parents at $250 per annum
and figuring the average life of the
50,000 children who. die annually from
tuberculosis at seven and one-half
years. This waste could be elim
inated if the child were taken care of
at the right time."
Dr. Knopf also declared that in his
opinion a large percentage of the
diseases prevalent among children of
school age was due to decayed teeth.
"Let us have free dental clinics,"
said Dr. Knopf. "Let each child be
carefully and practically re-examined
for every possible physical and mental
deficiency; let no child pass through
life with a pathological or esthetic de
fect which can be prevented by time
ly treatment and care. The result
of such provision will be better health
. d happier citizens."
Twenty-five hundred delegates,
among them some of the most noted
scientists in Europe and the United
States, were present when the 'con
vention was called to order by Presi
dent Henry P. Walcott of Boston.
Dr. Anderson declared typhus fever
was prevalent in Chipago, New Yok
and other large cities and was spread
Dr. Fred Novy of the University of
Michigan announced the discovery of
a micro-organism which kills rats in
fected with bubonic plague. The pos
sibility of wiping the dreaded plague
off the earth was suggested. Dr.
Daniel Warren Poor and Dr. Edna
Steinhardt of the New York depart
ment of health told of the finding of
a gland virus for rabies.
That children are bad physically in
almost direct proportion as they re
ceive insufficient food, have little room
to live, are forced to sleep in crowded
beds and have the reflected worry
from taxes and mortgages, is the opin
ion expressed by Dr. Caroline G. Hed
ger of Chicago, who spoke on "The
School Children of the Stockyards Dis
"It !sa gray nrighborhood, the Cht
cago stockyards," said Dr. Hedger.
She presented the substance of hn in
vestigation carried on under the di
rection of the board of the University
of Chicago, showing that almost 50
per cent. of the children of the stock
yards district _howed material re
t tardation in the two schools in the
district from which the 200 pupils
"In the region in which they live,"
she said. "the smoke comes down in
clouds and with it comes the smell of
the fertilizer plants. This is not con
ducive to deep breathing or sound
sleep, and the children impress one as I
lacking oxygen, round-shouldered, thin
t and rather pale.
S'"The children have not the spirit
and the nervous balance to make their
grades. If the child grows inactive.
discontented, becomes idle and a crim
i inal, is the child to blame?" the speak
er asked, "a is the smug citizen who
lives on the fat returns of stocks,
whose money is made by the sweat
and blood and deprivation of the in
dustrial neighborhoods like thisY'
MURDERER TRACED BY DOG
Animal Follows Man Who Killed
Girl to a Ballroom and
Geneva.-The little village of Al
staetten, in the canton of St. Gall, has
offered a striking illustration of the
value of dogs in criminal detection,
provided the animal be placed on the
trail early in the affair.
Alstaetten was celebrating a feast
day this week, and, according to cus
tom, the villagers ended the day of
floral dances and games in the open
with a banquet and ball at the prin
cipal local restaurant.
At about 5 o'clock on the day of
the celebration a pretty Swiss girl,
Mlle. Regina Staebbler, aged sven
teen, was found dead in a lonely road
just outside the village. The d scov
ery was made by some peasants on
their way to the restaurant. The po
lice were informed and made an la
vestigation of the spot. They found
clutched' in the victim's hand a small
piece of cloth which had evidently
been torn from the clothing of her as
sailant during the struggle.
The police were about to repair to
the restaurant and look among the
dancers for a man whose clothing
might show signs of being torn when
it was suggested that a dog might be
used. A wolf-hound was procured and
made to smell of the torn cloth. He
started off on the trail, leading the
police through fields and by paths to
the restaurant where the ball was
ing on. He scrambled out and in
among the dancers, and finally pounc
ed upon a man who was dancing and
tried to attack him.
The latter was arrested and his
clothing examined. A hole was found
into which the piece of cloth exactly
fitted. Confronted by this evidence,
the man made e confession. He had
killed Regina because she had left
him for another.
Bank of England Strikes
150 Boys Dismissed as Result-Time
Machine Blamed for the
London.-"Strike at the Bank of
England; Picketing the Old Lady of
Threadneedle Street," and similar
headlines in the evening papers gave
the city a mild sensation.
One hundred and fifty boys from
the printing department of the bank
were dismissed in the morning and
many of them spent several hours in
marching round and round the great
square building somewhat disconso
lately, with dinner baskets or parcels
under their arms.
The cause of the trouble, the boys
alleged, was the unsatisfactory work
ing of a new time checking, machine
installed recently to register the in
comings and outgoings of the boys.
"It takes such a long time," said
one boy, "to take our checks out
when we go to dinner and put them
in on returning that a good part of
the time is wasted. Three boys had
some of their p:'" stopped for being
late. That was not fair, so we struck
and asked for more time for dinner,
and they dismissed us all with part
of our wages. We get from 7s. 6d.
($1.80) to 14s. 6d. a week."
All the Bank of England notes are
I printed in Threadneedle street, as
Iwell as Indian notes, postal orders
and old age pension orders. The boys
were very much impressed with their
Importance as creators of the nation's
"The machines cannot run without
us," said one of the money-makers,
"and the bank has been losing about
£2,000 a minute since we came out,
and they stopped printing notes. They
have been trying to get some more
boys, but they haven't got any yet."
KEYSTONE MAN OF 61 ELOPES
G. C. Johnson of Pennsylvania Makes
Maiden of Fifty-Five His Bride
Minneapolis, Minn.-Cupid's via
tims, a ronantice youth of sixty-one
and a blushing maiden of fifty-five,
closed with a marriage here an elope.
ment from Pennsylvania, according
to the story the bridegroom told Clar
ence Williams, marriage license dep
uty. Why the elopement the bride
groom. G. C. Johnson, who gave his
address as Germantown, Pa., failed to
state. Miss Helen Johnson of Phila
delphia was the name given for the
"We made up our minds to ran
away and get married and we've done
it," said Johnson to the clerk. "Neith
er of us ever was married before, but
we're not too old to try it."
TOO PRETTY TO HOLD JOB
As Employers Annoyed Her, She Left
Home and Fled From a Widow
New York.-So pretty that she can
not hold a Job without being annoyed
by her employers. Miss Lydia Madison,
seventeen years old, has disappeared
from holpe, leaving her widowed
mother. The mother, Mrs. Mary Mad
ison, asked the police to help her fnd
TO FIGHT IMMORAL PLAYS
Canadian Methodists Plan Crusade to
Rid the Stage of improper
Toronto. Ont--A nation-wide cru
sade to rid the stage in Canada of
immoral and suggestive plays is to
be planned at the annual meeting of
the department of temperance and
moral reforln of the Methodist church.
which assembled in Toronto with an
attendance of clergy and laymen from
all over the Dominion.
This view of the financial situation
was not taken by an oficial, who
stated that the bank would not cease
payment immediately. Nor did the
directors decide to change the bank
NO FLOWERS AT FUNERALS
New Haven Pastor issues Order
Barring Them Even From
New Haven.-A movement has just
been started by Rev. Dr. Walter J.
Shanley, pastor of St. Peter's Roman
Catholic church in Danbury, which has
been indorsed by the leading Catholic
clergy of this city, cutting out the
custom of sending flowers to funerals.
Dr. Shanley not only issued an or
der prohibiting the carrying of flow
ers into the church, but has an
nounced that in the future no flowers
would be admitted into any Catholic
cemetery over which he has any
PAIR DIE IN SUICIDE PACT
Found Locked in Embrace In Hotel
Room and Letters Give
Calgary, Albert&-Claped In each
other's arms in their room at a local
hotel, a man and women. registered
as Mr. and Mrs. W. Inthout. Were
Both had died by revolver shots ap
parently of a suicide pact. Lettmr
in the dead man's pocket indicate he
has a brother at Free Water, Orev
The woman left a letter addressed toe
her mother, Mrs. Lals Columbus,
Reckless Waste May Cause Extinction of Whale.
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&WASHINGTON.-Danger of the total
extinction of the whale through
"overfiashing" Is dealt with in the thir
teenth annual report on fisheries, is
sued by the board of agriculture and
It is unquestionable, says the report,
that in the case of a slow-growing and
slow-reproducing animal like the
whale, although, owing to its wide
range, it will probably never be abso
lutely exterminted, excessive hunting
speedily results in a very marked de
pletion of the stock.
The practical extinction of the
Basque and Greenland whde fisheries
has abundantly proved this. It must
be remembered, too, that this result
was brought about by means of the
open and hand harpoon-methods
which are now obsolete.
The Greenland whale was a com
paratively sluggish and timid animal,
whose capture by the method referred
to presented little difficulty, whereas
the rorquals and other species were
n6t only too swift, but too dangerous
to be attacked in the same manner as
the "right" whale.
With the introduction, however, of
SWild Map Flees to the Capital; Cop Nabs Him
lT," alias 'Gingerbread." the wild
man fronu Borneo, escaped from
his dugout at the Rockvlle fair the
other day, ando coming to Washington.
was locked up on a charge of disorder
The wild man, who lives on raw
meat and "eats 'em alive," was ap
proached the following night by Po
liceman Andes of the Fifth precinct
while doing a war dance in Pennsyl
vania Avenue Southeast.
"Who do you think you are, any
pay?" inquired Andes.
"G-rrr. Woof!" responded the wild
Whereupon Policeman Andes called
the wagon, and the wild man was
taken to the station, put in a cell, and
told to "bleep it off."
It is supposed that the wild man got
tired of staying in a cage and eating
raw meat and sleeping in hay. So he
pushed the door of his dugout opea.
and walked 16 miles to Washington to
get something that would take the
taste of the meat out of his mouth.
When the news spread through
Rockville that it probably had swild
man on its hands, a posse of vlgi
lantes armed themselves with shot
guns and pitchforks and raw meat.
with which to appease his mean dis
Sparrows Annihilak Worm Army on Navy Green.
PERSONS pausing the State, War
and Navy buildinL on Pennsylvan
ia avenue, the other day saw a "bat
tie royal" between a corps of army
worms and a battalion of sparrows.
The unusual sight attracted a large
crowd, and much expert opinion was
passed on the outcome of the battle.
the problem facing the battalion of
sparrows being the annihilation of
the enemy before darkness set In.
The battalion of sparrows moved
eastward in two columns from the
northwest corner of the State. War
and Navy lawn. One of the most In
teresting features of the "battle" was
Claimed That Automobiles Spread Tuberculosis
ACTING as agents in the spread of
tuberculosis, motor cars and high
powered automobiles are spreading
disease and death in the Phillppines,
according to a report in the quarterly
revtew of the bureau of public works
of the islands. This is due to the
great clouds of dust raised by the
rapidly movig vehicles. The dust
finds its way into the houses, which
are built close on the edges of the
narrow streets, and the high mortal
ity among the Filipinos from taber
culosis is attributed in large measure
The spread and increase of the
.'white plague" is not confined to hu
man beings, according to the report,
but cattle and other live stock are
The Philippine government is ez
perimenting with native oil on the
roads. in the hope of remedying con
Ilectrical devices to handle the 88
000,000 money orders returned an
the harpoon with explosialve shell, dis
charged from a cannon mounted in
the bows of a steamer, the conditions
were entirely changed, and the species
formeily immune from attack could
now be hunted with impunity.
The result of this revolution in the
conditions under which the fishing
could be prosecuted is seen in the
enormous dimensions which the in
dustry has attained at the present
It is estimated that in 1911 between
19,000 and 20,000 whales were cap
tured in the southern hemisphere
alone (South Georgia, South Shetland.
South America and Africa), to which
has to be added the catch in North
America, Japan, Faroe, leeland, Spits
beren and Greenland, and these fig
ues will probably be greatly exceed
ed in 1912, as numerous new com
panies have been formed to exploit
Alaskan, Australasian and Sandwich
This wholesale destruction must in
evitably tell its tale within a few
years, and, as a matter of fact, in
Newfoundland and Iceland fears are
already entertained that the fishing is
on the decline.
It would not, therefore, be a matter
for surprise if, within a few years, it,
may be found necessary to establish
something in the nature of Intern.
tional control, and the precedent of
the Behring seal fishery shows how
vexed a question whaling may ulti
When they could not und him, they
went home .hnd barred the front door.
The wild man is no beauty. He is a
hairy individual, six feet tall, with a
Sinister cast of countenance. He has
bulging eyes and an ecliptica4haped
head, with In indentation on the top,
covered by a patch of hair. When seen
at the fall grounds, mothers would
draw their children to them when the
wild man grinned, and strong men
After spending a night at the Fifth
Precinct station, the wild man was
taken to Washington Asylum hospital
Never having had a wild mansa' from
Borneo on their hands, the hospital of
cials were puzzssled.
And, on the bjotter of the Fith Pre
cinct station is Inascribed:
'It' " and opposite that, "crazy."
the warlike precision with whlbmabe
It was estimated by onlookers that
neither column of sparrows was Over
three feet wide. They worked In solid
block formation and moved rapidly on
the corps of army 'worms, which was
solidly intrenched behlnd breastworks
Owing to their intrenched position.
it was impossible for onlookers to es
timate the strength of the worms, but
it was generally conceded that the at
tacking battalion of sparrows was 500
Like Henry of Navarre at Ivry, the
"commander" of the worms held his
forchs close to the "cannon" of the
invading sparrows, but without avail.
for the "charge of the five hundred"
proved devastating to the intrenched
The "battle" continued throughout
the day, and at night not a sparrow
was reported dead on the field, while
hundreds of the enemy had been
nually to Washington to be audited
will save $20,000 a year for the gov
eminent, according to estimates by j
Charles A. Kram, auditor for the poet.
The tabulations are accomplished
through a system of punched cards
and electrical counters somewhat siam
ilar to the machines used by the fed
eral census bureau. Heretofore, the
anual audit of the money order bus
ne of the eecountry has taken nearly
a year. With the electrie card punch
nlg and counting system the anal set
tlement of meaey order accounts arn
be made within three months of W
end of the fisal year.