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P0 an ly pr mt thi sp tel sic Look Out for Motor Car Gyps When in New York ra sa NEW YORK.-When in New York look out for the gyps. Don't know what sh a gyp is? Well, you don't have to fear them unless you attempt to pur- sel chase a second-hand automobile. Then watch your step. The gyps are the fr( direct descendants of the old-time sti horse traders. The motor car gyp can accom- sir plish temporary miracles. Under his ce deft fingers worn down cylinders and HE 4 pistons are suddenly brought together cle and compression seems nearly per- In4 l " u 4 fect. Gears that have shrieked and sit rattled begin to purr like a well-fed pl cat and the victim gets a "demonstra tion" that is highly satisfactory. ex A gyp sees, for instance, a fairly thi good-looking touring car of the the vintage of 1911 in the hands of a dealer. "How much?" he asks. "I'll sell tri for $650," but after a good bit of dickering the dealer makes it $500. "I the think it'll just suit a friend of mine," says Mr. Gyp. Looking over the classified newspaper ads the next day we see: "Private AL party compelled to sell his car (1914), cost $4,000, for $1,000; all equipment; just like new. See Gyp, Hotel Pluto." "Must be all right if he lives in that hotel," the bargain hunter argues. He finds the gyp in a low-priced hotel Ch room. "Oh, yes," says the gyp. "I have to give up my car. I'm funny about such things-always wanting a new car. My chauffeur keeps them in per fect condition, but I have to get a new one every spring." And so on and so forth. Gyps often hire private garages or stables in the districts inhabitated riv by the wealthy. It is known that a gyp has gone as far as Plainfield, N. J., wa in hiring a private garage to give an air of genuineness to the claim of a any private sale. pig As to "doping" them, graphite mixed with cedar sawdust is used to tame rie the worn gears in a transmission or differential, while a very heavy lubricat- WI ing oil or a mixture containing wax will fill the spaces between piston and sw cylinder and bring compression almost up to normal. wh is 1 Ghost Invites New Orleans Girl to Dance Minuet any EW ORLEANS.-Legends like the fragrance of laven'der about t we old buildings in Chartres street. Tenement houses now, in the old days they were the abodes of cavaliers and fair ladies. Even now when the lights th are out and the neighborhood is dark ma swords and silks swirl in ghostly ow sarabands as the dwellers of other to days come back and take possession res f ht of their former abodes, the t legends, ly; ad imaginative of the neigh Sft tetit. and their ladies as they n the olden dances on the vacant floors below. wc Lately she had become imbued with the idea that one of the cavaliers pa nightly sought her for a partner in a minuet. The idea of the phantom fol- a lower grew and grew until the girl could stand it no longer, and she decided hu to kill herself and to seek release from the "ghost" which followed her so relentlessly. ne Away from the city, in the swamps back of Port Chalmette, the girl so poised on the railing of a bridge over a deep ravine. She was ready to hurl in herself over when she was discovered by Sheriff Fred Hahn of St. Bernard. cc She Jumped into the water as Hahn rushed to the rescue. Hahn followed. wi In the water there was a struggle, the girl fighting to die, but at last she ta was pulled to the bank. Chicago Con Man Tried the Wrong Old Gentleman HICAGO.-An old man whose thick-lens spectacles framed a pair of faded, mild, benevolent blue eyes, walked slowly down North Clark street. At Austin avenue a young man, whose predominant points were razor-creased trousers, cloth-topped shoes, and gleaming finger nails, stopped him. 1 "Uncle John!" he cried. "Gee, S? The old man looked puzzled. "Nope; not Uncle John," he cor rected, g~ently. "Uncle Bob. Guess mebbe you made a zistake, sonny." "It you ain't my Uncle John Wil. kins from Indiana I certainly did make a mistake. I just got off a train a from the West and found someone a had picked my pocket. Wife's com- e ing to town tomorrow and I haven't even got enough money left to get my r trunks. There's $19.75 charges against 'em, and if I had $20 I'd be all right. You let me take that $20 and I'll let you keep my $300 stickpin." a "Did ye ever hear of a feller called Long John Wentworth?" the old man asked, irrelevantly. "He was mayor of Chicago in Civil war days. Don't suppose you know who John Turtle was? Turtle was John Wentworth's chtef of police. Robert Kenney was John Turtle's chief of detectives. Get ting old now, Kenny is, but there isn't a speck of hayseed in his hair. Ain't made an arrest since before you were born-but no telling when he'll start. That's all. Now, about that $20 and and the $300 stickpin and the pick- t pockets and those trunks of yours?" The young man disappeared, racing around the corner at Vanderbilt cup , "Perfect" Babies in Los Angeles Are Betrothed OS ANGELES.--A perfect baby boy and a perfect baby girl have been dedi cated to each other by their mothers in the hope that in the coming years love, guided by maternal hands, may lead to u eugenic marriage. The 100 point childfen who are unconsciously facing a made-to-order romance are William Charles Flynn, thirty-seven months old, and Alene Calvert Houck, seventeen months old. ,', After the babies emerged from a , baby congress, each with a "perfec tion tag,";' their mothers held a con ference. Three times before the chil dren have won first prizes in the i .ame baby show. The boy is the win ner of fourteen first prizes and the girl of six. The mothers are con vinced that fate has thrown their children together for some great purpose, hut they have agreed that they will not resort to any form of coercion in shaping the futures of their children. Alene rhas not been walking as long as her possible future admirer. i will be strange if, in time, William does not become interested in Alene's violet eyes. She has naturally long lashes, which are always a great sid. aer mother thinks that the violet eyes may have a tendency to perfect the plsit planS. William has brown trlI-natural corls, the lind that la ne 'cijed faminlie eyes in all ages. DIET FOR THE BRAIN-WORKER Should Be That Nourishing to the Whole Body, With Special Refer once to Nervous System. A great deal has been said about the value of certain articles as brain food, and one of the pet theories of popular physiology has been that fish and other substances composed large. ly of phosphorus are the most appro. priate diet for brain-workers. But modern science is emphasizing that the best food for the brain is that which nourishes the whole body, with special reference to the nervous sys. tem. Brain power is largely an expres. sion through the nerves of bodily vi. its tality. In discussing this point in a Acl recent treatise. Dr. George M. Beard of says that the diet of brain-workers the should be of large variety, delicately pat served, abundantly nutritious, of which fresh meat should be a prominent con era stituent. con In vacations, or wherever it is de. Ura sired to rest the brain, fish may, to a wih certain extent, take the place of meat, the He says we should select those arti- yea cles that are most agreeable to our the individual tastes and so far as pos- whl sible we should take our meal amid jeal pleasant social surroundings. figs In great crises that call for unusual of exertion we should rest the stomach, to that for the time the brain may work sho the harder, but the deficiency of nu- 1i trition ought always to be supplied in cha the first interval of repose. cit3 tral ALL MUST BEAR THE BURDEN toyC cou Children, If They Are to Be Strong sate and Self-Reliant, Have to Learn Th( That Fact. an is 1 On the lower deck of one of our in 1 river packets a little pile of pig iron hav was carried on the trip up the river, ture and when the cargo was unloaded the the pig iron was not removed, but was car- the ried again on the trip down the river. wit When the reason was asked, the an. ing swer was given, "She travels steadier when she carries a weight." And this T is true of men and women. The world son has little use for the young man or sett woman who has no furrow of thought, can and no wrinkle of responsibility. And' Wa we are not kind to our own children of I when we seek continually to shield tha them from the hard things of life. We title may wish to spare them some of our don own hard experiences, but if they are to to be strong and self-reliant they must rigl reach it by putting themselves under gov the burden, and feeling the pregmure of A soLf the difi c~g tLitgs in life. You vall want your boy to be strong and man. the ly; you must push him off the plank, be hel pay learn of himself to swim. oftE Pleasing Husband. In the Woman's Home Comp a woman living in Wyoming w in part as follows her comment how a woman can continue to ple he husband: "The wise woman is she who ep neat and trim in dress, dainty pe son and alert and poised in m that in so doing she may favorably an comparison with the business mn with whom her husband comes con tact. "Most men, even those wt past middle age, place high value ua n ex ternals, and the woman who sjumes that she can hold a man's lov4 defl~ nitely, regardless of her pesi ap pearance, is, to my mind, nlng a grave mistake. "More than one wife, sereiitn the knowledge of her husband's fyalty, fails to realize tiat that sam yalty is due more to the man's sens duty and conscientious self-control.~ an to the fact that his wife poseas the qualities which actually hold *jd true to her in spirit as well as In a." Leave It to the Small . Leave it to the small boy putt nal Sover--even on the thoroup sea-yt Ssoned and experienced "cir "knk -i - er." The Hippodrome cir as pa ble V rading along upper Broad New ae York, when one of the lo was w seized with a thirst. sbering wit Sdown from his lofty perclh darted Cw 't into a corner saloon for aiie "red b eye." When he emerged caval t cade had vanished. Some street t had swallowed it up, ng the of . clown marooned. "Wh, j didl 'the bally-hoo go, son?" aI nded we of a small boy. "I'll shq o re, e I Ssponded the lad. F br locks ha the clown ran Pantitg t yog ster with an ever-inc ~rmy ofthe kids at his heels. "W it?" de m manded the exhausted "a the ha!" laughed the youth. ye you we 1a rmun for your money. ?" The of r clown might have spak youth dre 0 but he couldn't catch He cow 'po promised by hiring an wagonti to convey him back to th o led to escape the mob of boys. w "Of'a? we The professor whos. on the correct pronu afddeng- B lUsh, said he pn of Eng· Bu "often" is on the ot" to "pronounCing die, ide No go utation to lose ever thep ct i the middle of saUch Christ mas, mistletoe, hoU Chest se, nut. ood ctt , in s to pak duty 4 to pe." e "n et on the r. port their ronto sup e' chief and We' "han'ker- the aknows his way one who tr tary field 1JhyS elocution- the it ng of eo ch ,a- the spell the S-London Ch ordinary." bo a hat USTRALIA is building for it t self a wonderful capital city lt- in a region hitherto uninhab ited, and the designer of this ref. future city and supervisor of Ti- its erection is an American. Jessie na Ackermann, F. R. G. S., thus tells ard of the great project and her visit to ers the chosen site, in the Pittsburgh Dis tely patch: rich When the colonies of Australia fed !op erated and the country established a commonwealth government, they nat de. urally bethought themselves as to o a what they should do with it. From eat. the day of federation, for almost ten rt years, the matter of the locality of our the capital was a vexed question, which hinged entirely upon sectional Jid jealousy and ambition. The bitter fight waxed fierce between the states nal of Victoria and New South Wales as teh, to whether Sydney or Melbourne ork should have the honor and advantage. nu. In order to bring harmony out of I in chaos, it was determined to found a city in some new place where Aus tralian building ideas and characteris tics could be molded and fashioned in EN to a monument of local coloring. The country in general aspect, fairly pul 5ng sated with possibilities of originality. The great soul of Australia breathes an atmosphere all its own. Still there is nothing whatever purely Australian our in type or character which the people ron have produced-neither in art, litera rer, ture, architecture or poetry. Of course, the the country is young, but, even so, gar, there are no evidences of originality, Per. with the exception of the idea of build an. ing a great city in waste places. lier Yasa-Canbarra Valley Chosen. :his The question of a national capital irld somewhere at sometime having been or settled, the struggle of "where" he lht, came positively bitter. As New South Lnd Wales was the oldest colony, a sense ren of fitness led the government to agree eld that the Mother State was justly en We titled to the city, provided the state our donated the territory on which it was are to stand, specifying that sovereign ust rights should be vested in the federal der government. of At last a majority vote selected the fou valley of Yass-Canbarra district, as an- the spot where the unborn city should nk, be built. By a strange irony which im, often weaves itself about the individ :L41 2 ..vp 2. y t?1 I . l I .......' -. *'... I w ii IthuB~iI~ll U~"Riua· : G ALVWOJTlLTECIy1· ' it dal, one of the members who most I ' bitterly denounced the situation of the 1 site by exclaiming, "The wastes are so a bleak, the spot so barren and dry, that I W a crow never flies across the place t io without carrying a water bottle," be- 1 kg came head of the department under i d which the city will be built. The report of the commission ap. e pointed to visit various sites, says this 1 t of Yass-Canbarra: "It forms a per le feet amphitheater in which the city would be surrounded by glorious hills." d It was decided the world should I have a chance to compete in a plan I g to lay out the city. Descriptions of the area were worked out to the most e, minute detail. They were drawn by I the surveyor general to the common- < a' wealth and sent to the British consuls I a of the world, with the result that hun- 1 e dreds of plans from many countries I E: poured into the department before the n time limit expired. These were stud t led and sorted out by a committee, i which reduced the real competing number to about half a dozen. There i were three prizes offered. The first - was carried off by an enterprising ( s young architect from Chicago, Walter c g- Burley Griffin, who is under three F t years' engagement to the Australian I 0 government to put his plans into exe- I ' cution. In In order to see something of this r it- greatly discussed place, I decided to t tpay a visit to the territory and look over the very beginning of things for te myself. SThe site is still rather cut off from r- the most speedy cozmmunications by , o travel; but when the railway connects t a' the place with other lines, it will form E }. the trunk between Sydney and Mel bourne, shortening the present dis tance by some oighty miles. SAn entire night on trains, or waiting v for them at stations, brought me, long before daylight, to the nearest point a by rail, when two government officials f took charge of me and I was conveyed a to the site, where I was to camp in B government tents until I could see D something of the reservation. Set in the Foothills. Eight miles over good roads led to I- the foothills that form a setting for a the new city. The valley is backed by t* the more distant range of mountains, o which change their garb of color be n tween daylight and darkness, so fre a quently as to throw almost a spell of f witchery over the landscape. From I, this area of 900 square miles, 12 I1 square miles have been surveyed as r the actual site of the city. The spot a will certainly become of intense inter a est to those who watch the daily build e ing of a new and modern city, spring ing from the very mountains of this f oldest of old lands. a In five days we drove 190 miles over i- the reservation. Viewed from every ;- point, beauty increased and possibili i" ties enlarged with each hour of driv e ing. The secretary of the department I. chanced to be on the spot, also the I. surveyor-in-chief of the common s wealth. Maps, books, designs, litera e ture, explanations and details were a all on such a large scale as to almost a bewilder the mind of a mere woman. An immense gorge in the mountains ), will form a water supply of such vast i, extent and capacity that the water ' question of the city, should the popu I- lation reach unheard-of numbers, is settled at the very outset. This is the great advantage of the whole situation 1 -the certainty of a water supply will a strike a note of security. The district >I will be governed something after the b methods of the District of Columbia. a The people who dwell within the boun a daries will, practically, be disfran. i- chised. No land will be sold and ihe a government will manufacture all ma s terial to be used in building the city a at various places under the supervi. ,1 sion of that body. Two hundred miles of splendidly a built roads are now completed, and a work will progress probably slowly, l for lack of funds, but the completion I of the city is an assured fact. The I- present generation of builders will not live to see the city in any sense com- t pleted. It must be the labor of many ii years, but it is the hope of Australia t that gradually there will appear upon I1 those hills one master.strbke of archi. b tecture after another until a world-tri- n umph will stand in the form of a! mod. a ern city, suited to the climate, of t which the oncoming generations will d be proud. Prosperity is Astounding. Australia is a great land, a country of sunshine, fruit and flowers; an , island so rich in natural resources as k to astound the world with its recent years of unprecedented prosperity. , Wealth abounds. It is the natural I home of the working man, the field of e opportunity for women, reeking in a 1 spirit of undirected democracy, ex perimenting in impossible and wild a legislation, for which the people must n pay in one way or another. The intention is to make it a work. ing man's paradise; not a bad idea at 1 all. No reason why the toiler should c not have his just share of production 8, -he should; but untrained, inexperi. S enced men cannot hop from unsuc cessful ventures of his own into skillful management of the business of the nation. There is a great lack of leaders. There are plenty of clever man in the country, but politics has a bad o reputation. Able, capable men decline s to become mixed up in it. o Reciprocal. $ "Woman," says Dr. Anna Shaw, t "ever has been man's companion, i rbaring his exile, espousing his cause e and buckling on his armor." And man 0 ever has been woman's companion, sharing her happiness, espousing her when she would have him, and button. d ing her up the back. GOT HOLD OF WRONG HOSE Colored Man Intended to Make Paste, But instead He Landed in the Police Court. Covered with white from head to foot, the prisoner looked like a snow man. "With what is this man charged?" asked the court. "I saw a white cloud," replied Offi cer 666, "and I thought he was trying to blow up a building." "What have you to say for your self?" For answer the prisoner puffed out a little white cloud and coughed up enough flour to make a batch of bis cults. "Can't you speak?" A negative shake of the man's head sent flour into the atmosphere like hair from a woolly dog. "Are you a baker?" This time the man managed to mum ble a half-smothered "No." "Then what on earth are you?" After several false starts the prison er finally blurted: "Bill poster." "Did you fall into a flour bin?" Rubbing his face until a dusky skin began to show through its white coat ing, the prisoner explained: "No, sah. W'en I run out ob paste dis mawnin', I filled a bucket wit flouah an' went across de street, where I saw a big hose by de side ob a build ing. I put de nozzle ob de hose into de bucket, but at first de handle wouldn't turn. I gabe one big twist, an'-an' den it happened!' "What happened?" "Dat hose wasn't foah fillin' pails at all; it was foah fllln' automobile tiahs! "-Judge. HAD CONFIDENCE IN PEOPLE California Newsboy Lost Nothing by Trusting to the Honesty of His Customers. Most people are honest; so, at least, reasons a newsboy in a California town, and he has clear justification for his confidence. The reporter of the following incident was in a downtown drug store when a stranger came in with a copy of a newspaper, and asked change for a dime. He said that he wanted to pay for his newspaper. Someone remarked that for his part ' he let the newsboys find their own change. "This newsboy cannot do it," said F the man with the newspaper. "Come I out here and look at him." Two or three bystanders stepped to the door, I expecting to see a crippled boy with a pile of newspapers to sell. Instead, t they saw a tin can with a hole in the top large enough to admit a nickel; a pile of newspapers lying upon the walk, and a card fastened to the can, "Gone to Sunday school for one hour. If you want a paper, take one, and put your nickel in the can." The can and pile of newspapers stood unprotected on the walk for more than an hour, while their little owner was at Sunday school. Men who passed by and were attracted by the rather odd little news stand would stop, read the sign, pick up a paper and put a nickel-and sometimes a dime-into the little tin can. When the boy returned from Sunday school he found all his newspapers gone, and more nickels in the tin can than there were papers when he left.-Youth's Companion. Child's Allowance. Should boys and girls have their own allowance, in proportion to the means of the parents, as soon as they are old enough to know the value of money? This is what many a parent has said in substance: "Certainly. An allowance is the best safeguard against the habit of ex travagance, if the child is taught to spend the money Judiciously and to keep a strict account of all expendi tures. It is absurd to think that a boy is not capable of buying his own neck. ties or a girl her handkerchiefs. What if they do make mistakes? They can be taught to profit by them and they must learn to rely upon themselves sooner or later. Children like to be trusted and will seldom betray conf. dence." Woman Can Keep Secret. Can a woman keep a secret? A bish op says she can't. And he ought to know. But he doesn't, say the wom. en. "Don't tell church secrets to your wife," the bishop advised a bunch of laymen, "because they will be no long er secrets." And the women come right back Just like this: "The worst gossips and betrayeri of confidence are of masculine gender. How do most women who spread secrets ob. tain possession of them in the frst place? From their husbands, of course. Doesn't the fact that a woman usually conceals any truth damagling to her self prove that she can keep a secret?" So there. Unhandy Colns. Among the strangest coins In the world are those used in certain out of-the-wayr towns and villages in southwest Algeria, on the west coast of Africa, and called the "manllas.," ' In shape they resemble a horse shoe with the two extremities flat tened out like a camel's toot. Be. ing made of solid copper, three. eighths of an inch thick, they weigh= over eight ounces each. In value" seven of these queer cois equivalent to one quarter, so that dollar's worth would bse an fortably heavy load!