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IAPPE C CLIN A OHIO. TTvT THr i mmlm OTBES: 3 -yv y:v,.,,u.. .J9 FEMININE HIGH FLIERS I When tin- hemier tbim-nlr flying ma chine wan proved ti be a iiieclmnloal poNhllilllly It was predicted Utut avia tion wuulj hihiu become a (ml tdiullar to tliHt of aiitoniolilllMK or. In tt earlier day, bicycling. lesplft recent DiiNliuft in tint ulr which have ookt tln lives of several experimenters, this forecast Ht'fiiiH llki-ly to In- veri fied. Already factories are turning out all-plains to order both In this country and abroad, and noon It will b possible for anyone who fancies an aerial career to equip himself with an up-to-date, machine of any one of half dozen or more typed. Indeed, them am now at work tievernl thousand killed artisans tnnktuR airplanes for public use, and In all probability next leason w ill boo an airplane owned prl rately In every large rlty, while) poo llbly the town that does not possess k nky pilot among Its followers of venturesome sport will feel outi hissed and distanced In the race of progress. It has Jiiht been announced that three French monoplanes are now on their way across the Atlantic, having been manufactured especially for the Amer ican feminine market. They are In every respect the most ladylike mi dlines that have been turned out thus far. and It is the hope of the French manufacturers that niter they have bet n demonstrated by a trio of exceed' l:i::!y at tractive l'urisiennes there will be almost a competition for their ownership, and the American market for tin se machines will have been os- 1 tabiished. ; ..n.,,-i! i I .. j' I v " I " 'r '''''''' '-''-. V7 s i m i i i i f : : . ,, ,iuin iim I. Y even roar M T,V,r mjut!? K i ,f deafens JPsffiUi Some one over in ntiK'and has dis covered a lot of n eurits which pi) to how that if certain things had been said and .lone by the government 'when George the Third was king" He ro would have been no revolution in America and what Is now the I'nit.-d States nilujht still bo a British dependency. Perhaps so. Hut some things also happened on this side of the ocean which had an effect on his tory. There was the Declaration of Independence, the pre-eminent mili tary ability and statecraft of Geor.jo Washington, a few battles and Ameri can victories, such as those at llen ulnston, Saratoga. Trenton and York itown, and several other occurrences :that hail a bearing on the case. And American patriotism and determina tion against overwhelming odds had a :liule something to do with the outcome. OU are a thousand feet iu the ulr. Your engine , U working evenly and your sea soned propellers : are beating the air with an that half you. The w In. I of the open spaces sings In your ears. The wide wings are lifting you stead ily higher and higher In great sweep ing circles as you climb the. air lad b r toward the zenith. The world lies piead out betieath you like a colored nap. You feel as free as the birds if the air; you long to measure your ipeed with the eagles. Suddenly there lb a crashing explo sion behind and beneath you, and the Aide and steady planes sevm to rumple up like a sick crow's wing.-i. The earth seems to ieap :P " meet (ou, and the rushing gale of air seems to tear the bnaib lrom your lungs. Your senses reel as the tremendous Work of the Policewomen of Chicago CHICAGO. Much Interest has been shown In Chicago's "policewomen," hut whn they gather on a Friday noon for luncheon at Hull House be fore entering upon their regular week ly conclave there Is nothing to distin guish them from any other earnest working women. Later on, too, when the hour ar rives for afternoon tea, In a largo, at tractively furnished assembly room, they sit and sip their tea atid chat in "ing riders." The blue vault of !aveu Is fretted by thousands of ruM-Ing propebers and shifting plain s. I "The bird men" ure dreaming dreams 'of ( ross-eontluont flights. The more I Im i:'!,ialive of them catch glimpses of : vi -ions of transatlantic trips, faster pull of gravity hurls you and your bro- ih,,n the flight of the frigate bird, ken machine and coughing engine to it may happen the hour of trial the earth. Karth ami sky seem to run j comes in the very midst of an appar togelhi r iu an awful burst of flame, j ,.nt success. Knglnes may be working and blackness and blessed oblivion ' f,.cty and with even beat. The blot out the clouds and the good green ; mar of the spinning propellers may earth lor you forever. be droning a song of conofl.lence and It must be in some such manner ' e urity. Then something snaps; a that the aviator dies. There Is but Kuy wire parts like a stretched fiddle little evidi nee of the feelings that riot string, the roar of the engine breaks through the human brain when . an, sputters, or the big planes dropped from the clouds to the earth j crumple because of some unguessed beneath. Few men survive a fall of weakness. Then comes that terrible any height, in spite of the number nisn OI- ajr ns the machine, engine, who are nieetii,' with accidents in j r,.nt planes and tnngle of bent and their efforts to master the air. In j broken framework bears the aviator spite of the danger, which is admlt tfdly great, the craze for the aero plane and the sport of aviation is btea.lily growing. Yet ten years ago the heavier-than-alr flyers were mere chimeras of a scientific brain. On the seventeenth day of Decem ber, 19'i::, a thin-faced man burled him self out into the air from a sandy hill side down in North Carolina. The ; to a terrible death. When wireless telegraphy was In vuited It was but a year or so until the country was filled with amateurs, all busily working on new theories of transferring messages. As soon as the Wrights, Farman, Hleriot, Paulhan and Curtiss and others had demon strated that a heavier-than-alr ma chine could actually remain in the air, It was thought that he had lKilnted the plane tipB of his filer toward the earth In an effort to make a landing and In some man ner the planes the manner most highly approved for were capsized. Ho j afternoon teas. Even tho presence of was crushed to two or three brother "cops" does not death beneath his suffice to create any degree of police- heavy motor iu the fall. The French like atmosphere; but then the brother have been the heaviest losers In officers, too, are attired in citizens' life of any of the nations Interest- ! garb and handle their teacups as d In aeronautics. Half a score of though this was their regular occupu darlng and tomor amontal French- tlon. men have paid with their lives the t Each of these women officers has penalty for venturing Into the sky her own precinct which she patrols suces on frail machines of silk. lu- ; though the quiet manner In which she milium and piano wire. The Germans makes her dally rounds of Inspection are the next heaviest losers In life and investigation hardly warrants the and property. The wrecking of the uso of the technical term. Each has numerous rigid and somi-rigiddlrigibles her office nnd oflice hours where she of the Zeppelin fid I'arseval types has may be found and her assistance ob hit bard the backers of the German talned. idea In aeronautics. The casualties Why policewomen Instead of pollce for the viar liiuii were terminated by : men, the visitor starts to ask, but in WHAT HE WAS FISHING FOR Texas continues to raise some things which are very much to her credit and advantage. Among them are big crops. This year the 1-ono Star state will distinguish herself especially by the corn yield. Tho latest estimate by the Texas agricul tural bureau is 21rt,nn0,000 bushels, against 122..0n,nnn bushels last year am! 201,io0.i)o0 b'ishels in 100S, the latter being an exceptional output. The agricultural resources of Texas are enormous, and the grain harvest Is but one part of the business. The statt; is beating Derinuda in early onion growing, raises some of the best and earliest potatoes in the market and supplies other vegetables. In fact, it is doing its part in showing that the natural resources of tho Tinted Statis are far from exhaustion. first of the wind riders in the worlds j n a thousand barns, warehouses and history made a long, gliding flight in ; back-yard woodsheds all over the clv a biplane on the hill slope near Kitty . iiZe, world men and boys began to Hawk. Wilbur Wright was the first j try to build for themselves machines of the bird nu n to rise superior to the . which to spurn the solid earth. air. Five years later the brother ot Hysterically, the science of aviation J tho first man to fly was trying out a lllH i,t.n taken up, and with a few- new ami powenui aeroplane unuei uiu more improvements mo iieatn roll will glow to even greater proportions. So far most of the men who have met the death of the Spanish nvlator, Fer nandez, at Nice, on IH-cember fi. He was a martyr to the Idea of lightness in aeroplane construction. His death was undoubtedly caused by trying to fly with a motor that was entirely too light for the strain It had to bear dur ing his determined flights. While sweeping in great circles over tho aviation grounds of the French city the tiny motor gave way with a split ting crash. The watchers turned their heads away while the nwlft fall lasted. In spite of the warning conveyed Ijl his death, many aviators even yet are sacrificing safety for lightness in their engines. Delagrange. who was killed in the first week of January, 1910, the very beginning of tho reports the question Is answered, for the cases reported and discussed are nearly all considered in the light not ot bow criminals may be punished but bow budding crlmlnuls muy be reached and saved and how those contributing to t their delinquency may be punished 1 and prevented from continuing thulr j destructive ways. This regular salaried, badge provid ed group of officers, now a year old, la i an outgrowth of the Juvenile court I committee and the Illinois Industrial association before that, when the Illi nois Juvenile court law went Into ef- j feet In July. 1899. On June 4. 1909, I tho committee adopted the name of j Juvonlle Protective association, which ! through a series of local protective j leagues directed by these salaried of- i fleers puts forth its whole efforts to i secure the utmost protection for the youth of the city. ; Each of tho thirteen districts Into which tho city Is divided basalts i league of citizens, who watch neigh borhood conditions and assist in In- ' vestigating and friendly visiting, but It is the salaried officer in each dis trict, who is potent In bringing re- : suits. She spends her time trying to prevent "can rushing" and cocaine selling, to keep the children out of dis reputable dance halls and photograph galleries and to try In every way to protect and saf- guard the child. She may bo found at h r district oflice re ceiving complaints, out on patrol in vestigating, or visiting or in court seeing whether provisions made there are tending to drag down or lift up tho j ilttle culpritB. Mystery on Mare Island That Had to' Do With Private McCall and the Rain-Barrel, i Boston Babies Are Born the Luckiest m9 ,r. r IT IS BECAUSf Of THE tSTHETIC SlJRROLhXWS OF BOSTON BOSTON. The baby that Is born in Buenos Ayres has a better chance of living than if it had been born In any other of the world's large cities. In Amsterdam It would find figures f'apt. Ivan de Kavonsky of the Itur. elan army, who is now on his way to Rotterdam, was busy every hour of the time he spent in New York. While In this country he purchased Ave mo tor boats for the use of the Russian direction of the officers of tlie Linteu Slates army. On a September after noon the strange new machine rose in full flight, carrying Lieuton.mt Self ri.ige as a passenger. Orville Wright was at the steering wheel. A guy wire was snapped by a whirling pro peller, the great wings crumpled up, the mass of debris shot to the earth, and Sellridge, the first of a long line nf martyrs to aviation, was dea Fort Meyer. Since that September afternoon, less than two years ago, 23 men have giv en up their lives to conquer the elas tic and yet stable element the air. Within one week this summer eight aviators and dirigible balloonjsts have been killed. Some notable things have been accomplished by the earnest stu dents and the more foolhardy of the new school of exhibition flyers, but the price of success and mastery has been over a score of lives. Some of the navy and also placed nn order for n nickel-plated motor boat to be pre- m(n still in the game of flight have coined to the cznrev.iteh by the off! been dangerously injured time after cers of the Russian volunteer fleet. The captain said that the Russian government considers small boats of American manufacture the best nnd speediest In the world. It is not alone In this view. Wasn't It to American builders that the German kal:;r-r en trusted the construction of his yacht? As yet the "hobble" skirt Is known to most people only through descrip tion and pictures. That it may never be better known Is the petition of the eane. Mere foolishness often baa found express'on In odd raiment, but 'Imbecility has but. seldom taken mate rial form as a fashion. That a woman .who hobbles her limbs with one of jtheso absurdities has had first to hob Ible her intelligence is certain. Every time. Several of the nations of the world are beginning to wake up to the danger of inexperienced and irrespon sible persons making flights. Austria has passed laws regulating attempts of her citizens to conquer the air. Russia has put the ban on the owning of machines by irresponsible persons, but it is generally understood that this is because of her fear of the new distance annihilators in the hands of nihilists and the radical reds. In the United States a few folk are beginning to wonder how long it will be until something has to be done to stop the growing death roll among pioneers of the air. Aviators and avi ation were openly condemned a few days ago by an influential journal of Cleveland, Ohio. "To Those Who Exalt Themselves," the article was headed, and the fol lowing reactionary Ideas were ex- iwoman owes to herself such a dress as In a mouse emergency will permit'; pressed: "The craze for dirigible bal Iher to mount a chair ! lons !ln1 airships should be legally ' restricted. It. is unthinkable that the Creator intended that man should in After riding all night in a taxlcab a habit the air or fly lil!e the Wr(ls. He jjnan paid the chauffeur two dollars would have furnished him with wings. ,and then tipped him five cents. Such The numerous deaths that have oc- Ihypertrophled nerve should bo in bet- curred from attempts to fly should Iter business, such as, for Instance, . warn man that his habitation and 'selling de luxe editions of dead and nome is tlle earth 'defenseless authors. By screaming louder than her com petitors a Chicago woman the other day won a money prize In a shriek ntest. Perhaps she saw a mouse at tH psychological moment Minneapolis policemen have been (authorized to spank park mashers. If (necessary the officers may first club Ithe niaBhers so that they will submit jto the spanking. We suspect that Imashers are not wanted in Minneapo lis parks. But In spite of warnings, published and spoken, the craze for aviation re mains unchecked. A thousand inven tors are working in their shops, firm in the belief that they are in sight of the final secret that will wrest the mastery of the upper air spaces from the birds and place It iu the hands of death have been veteran aviators. Delagrange, Le Blon, Ferber, Lefebvre and Fiylls were all well-known and in ternationally famous in the air fields. Rut the moment came that found them helpless despite their skill. With the multiplying of factories where the cheap fliers can be con- at j strucf.ed will come a rush of amateurs I into the ranks of the aviators. More deaths are bound to follow when these would-be man birds have bought for themselves machines and start in to perfect themselves In the art of flight. The list of deaths is bound to grow as soon as the means of flight is brought within reach of the average purse. A shower of would-be aviators from the clouds to the "too solid earth" will further demonstrate that the mastery of the air must be bought with human life. An analysis of the accidents of the past two years shows that death comes in a dozen shapes to the daring aviator. The aeroplane is a pitifully new thing, and even the veterans of the air are not always able to detect in their machines the lurking weak nesses. The first of the aeroplane ac cidents that resulted fatally was caused by the guy wire of one of the planes being placed too near the pro peller blades. Selfridge died in this accident and Orville Wright was ter ribly Injured. It was months before he again took up the problem of aerial flights. It was a year later before death took his toll again from the ranks of the air workers. On the seventh of September, 1909, two men, the fore most aviators in their respective coun tries, met their deaths. Rossi was en gaged in testing a machine of his own Invention near Rome, and after a few short and successful flights at a low altitude h tilted his planes upward at a considerable angle and shot Into the air for an ambitious trial. He had barely reached a height of CO feet till some of the intricate machinery gave way and he was dashed to death. M. Lefebvre, a well-known aeronaut of France, was killed on the same day while soaring above Juvlssy In a Wright biplane. Two weeks later the pride of the Frenchmen in aeronau tics, Capt. Louis Ferdinand Ferber, a pioneer in the art of flying, was killed In a peculiar accident, one of the many unexplainable ones that mark the chronology of flight. He was soar ing over a field near Boulogne, when his machine "turned turtle" in the air. ... a , mnra tn ita fnvnr- n i f ImtlcHnn. la made the opposing mistuKe or navmg - an engine whose weight was too great "t so big a town. for his wing area. His planes were In tuo United States Boston has not sufficiently large to bear up under b,J,'n ,he st place to be born if you the weight of his heavv motor, when i ,Wi,nt to lilHn(i a good chance of llv-nnd-r the strain of full flight. Ilela- ,0 at 'st a year old. In HO grange was the first aviator to carry hag not averaged one a passenger with him in his aerial . f,"1" " out 01 flv" 1 during T,..,,i. 1 the year. Il lps. .la s. l eiiiei, lie: in ni t,mii. passenger in the history of the aero plane, made a flight with him in July, 1 II AC - 1SS7 there were loss than 190, in 1S01 After the death of Delagrange, the ,Qe cumber wc,nt be(JW lgn in un u first few months of 1910 were devoid j)ilBKt(j tne no mnrk , lg36 the lg0 of fatal accidents. Aviation meetings aiarki in 18ag the 150 wark an(J ,n were going on late in the winter In ; inno u sank ahruntlv In its wr t nnn Back in 1S82 it came close to that average when 194 infants less than a ! year old died In every 1,000. But in "New York 'is making a record It - , .- wi America, southern Europe nnd in Egypt. It was April in the present year before Le Won was killed on the Spanish seacoast at San Sebastian. I.e Won was the Idol of the more dar ing aviators. He had attracted Inter national attention by his remarkable flights at Doneastor, England, late In October of the previous year. lie had dared the winds to do their worst in a l'.-mile flight on October 19, and on the next day he made a trip that all aviators, even his nervous fellow countrymen, characterized as fool hardy. A great gale blew up out of V day cost a La Salle street broker the Atlantic on the night of October $200,000. Here Is the reason: Two 18, growing steadily worse through j prominent young brokers and men the night of the nineteenth. It was j about town have the habit of helping the sort that sweeps the "tight little themselves to cigars In each other's island" every autumn, a terrific blow i vest on every possible occasion, r that conies roaring up the channel j this particular day No. 1 decided from the Atlantic, sending fishermen play a trick on his friend and got . and channel shipping scurrying for j loaded cigar, one of those nice ones shelter in some rock-bound harbor. . that goes off like a roman candle and In the midst of this great gale the j releases a spring, which breaks the Frenchman announced that he was ' cigar to pieces without injury to the going to make a flight. In aeronau- j smoker, but much to his surprise and tical records the flight that he made j discomfort. He decorated this minia- may well be proud of," says the American Baby, "although Its start ing point In 1900 was at 203. Com pare with that the record for 190S, 141, and bear to the babies tho mes .sago of hope. I'hiladelphia began in 1900 with 173. diminishing this by 1907 to 19. And western cities, too; St. Louis is very low, and Chicago, admitting herself to be high, Is prom ising important reductions. In England, as a whole, with Wales Included, the lnfar.tlle mortality rato was 15G per 1,000 births in 1900; that of London, ID I; in Scotlund the rate ran about 150, and In Ireland a little higher. In the same year In Boston It was 147. In all there are sensible and Important gains for the baby. In Germany Berlin Is down from Cnptafn "Bobs" pushed his chair i Ilttlo way from the tablo, stirred hli' , coffee reflectively, and listened to the I surgeon and paymaster us they wran-j ! gled over a question of International; ! law. j Ho heard little of their conversa- ' tlon Bonslbly; but Captain Hobs sel-i ; doin In his Idle moments ever did hoar things sensibly, I , One word, however, opened the cas J kct of his memory, and Boon be had begun his accustomed drawl to at tract tho attention of all the officers at his end of the table. "Speaking of fish reminds me of a true story," he began, writes Lieut. Giles Bishop, Jr., In Argosy. "It was while I was a second lieu tenant of marines and Btatloned at Mare Isliind that this thing occurred. "One day, whllo officer of the guard, I noticed that all the men were blinking hands with Private McCall. I Inquired Into the cause, and the ser geant told me that McCall had Just received a letter from his home In Colorado, Baying that a baby named John McCall, Jr., had made its appear ance in the household. McCall was Joyous all day. The next afternoon he did not go to town on liberty, but roamed aimlessly about the barracks, silent and gloomy. "Ho kept this up for two or three days. His behavior, from a military standpoint, was exemplary. "About a week later tho sergeant of the guard came to me as I was sit ting In tho O. D.'a office writing tip my guard report, and asked If ho might speak to me about one of the men. "It was about this same Prlvato McCall. For three days McCall had been seen fishing in the rain barrel at tho corner of the guardhouse. "Ho held absolutely no conversation with anyone, and Ignored all their questions; bore their chaff without re sentment. "Anxious to see this curious freak of the soldiers, I asked If he was fish ing at that time, and being assured that such was tho case, I sauntered out on the parade. "Sure enough, there Bat McCall, with a slender polo, hook and lino at tached fishing. I "I repeated the circumstance to the 220 deaths per 1,000 births in 1S99 to filcer of the day, and together wo walked up to the fisherman. ,' "'What are you doing, McCall?' ! asked the O. D. "'Fishing, sir,' was the reply, as the man jumped to attention, and saluted. " 'Well, sir, I thought I might catch 112 in 1907. Vienna from 19G to 144. Budapest from 167 to 155, Co logne from 251 to 195, while in Russia, Moscow has declined in tho same years from 319 to 2GC. In French speaking countries the news for the baby is most excellent, for Paris in 1SU9 was really leading the world at only 110, and by 1907 had decreased to 104, with Nice a close second at 118 to 105. i Loaded Cigar Costs Broker $200,000 f HIOAOO. A joke cigar tho other that day Is set down as being "a fool hardy flight In a great gale." The death roll has grown rapidly in this, the summer of 1910. On May 13, Mlchelin was carried by a strong wind against a derrick, and in the fall that followed sustained injuries that caused his death. Eugene Spier was killed at San Francisco whllo prac tising on a "glider." M. Robi met his death In a meet at Stettin. Wachtei was killed at Reims. Charles Stewart Rolls, hero of England by reason of his remarkable flight from Dover to Calais and return, was killed at Bour nemouth through a rudder of his own invention falling to answer the lever. Kinet, a Belgian, met his death during a recent aviation exhibition in a French town. Eugene Ely, while try ing for the third time to make a con tinuous flight from Winnipeg to Port- ture bomb with a band from a 50-cent cigar of a well-known brand and placed it conspicuously In his vest pocket. He met his friend in the lobby of the La Sullo hotel and, after greeting him, drew back his coat so as to dis play the cigar to advantage. No. 2 immediately spied the cigar and with a lightning pass, made perfect by long practice, was soon possessor of this tempting bit of tobacco. "Ah!" he said, "I see you are smok ing belter cigars now. I'll smoke thh? for you later." Just at this point a man from New York with whom No. 2 had a business deal on Involving more than $200,000 joined the group. Shortly the New Yorker and No. 2 excused themselves to No. 1, and strolled away to trans act their business. They seated themselves at one of .he tables in the lobby and No. 2 of fered the New Yorker his recently ac cuiircd cigar. A match was applied in the usual way and the fireworks started. The cigar blew up as per schedule and, Incidentally, the $200, 000 deal blew up with it. Now No. 2 is looking for No. 1 with fire in his eye, because No. 1 allowed him not only to "swipe" a cigar, but because ho allowed him to present It to his New York associate, whereby he is minus the profits on a big transaction. r mr, City to Have a Municipal Laundry (SuH$3t "nms City M0WWE( i1&y LAUNDRY COSSlP fUZ 7 X ttJJ-Xl Sfh'EMf AMD HWUy L AT THE tiY0lZ RICHT7 K' the park board are carried out. Kansas City will have a municipal laundry, which probably will be the age la rraine, leu jrom a ir-,b,.i ui , first lnBtitution of Its kind in the several hundred feet ana was Kineu. The dirigibles have been the occa slon of nine of the twenty-three i cjty where the women of the conge. deaths of the last two years, un September 25, 1909, the French war balloon, the Republlque, on its way to Meudon from the field maneuvers at La Palisse, was destroyed, sup possably by a propeller blade breaking off and ripping open the walls of the craft. Four men were billed In the fall of 400 feet, that followed the utter collapse of the dirigible. In the de sfruction of the Erbsloeh, at Leich lingen, Germany, a few days ago, five men, including the Inventor, met theli doom. Private McCall Fished In Rain-Barrel., something. I wouldn't have fished here, sir, if I had thought there'd be any objections.' " 'Oh, no, go ahead and fish, but' you won't catch anything,' said the O. D. "'Thank you, sir. I may,' said Mc Call, and as we turned away the man solemnly dropped his line overboard again. "For a week longer the same thing happened. Every idle moment, in Zl , L !3 1 Eu.r0Ie- Het scess as to fish, Private McCall, says it would cost about $30,000 to j fished in the rain barrel. Danger in the I ig Hat The horrifying discovery Is made (that ladles wearing hobble skirts can jnot walti or two-step successfully. However, the new garb does not inter ifer with bridge whist. The gigantic hat Is still fashionable In London and Paris, despite the ridi cule heaped upon it by masculine crit ics. A London hair specialist now de clares that the big hat is dangerous as well as ridiculous, a London letter to the New York Sun says. He warns women that if they persist in wearing big hats they will lose their hair. The tpeciallst Baid; "As grass t'vrna yellow under a mushroom, so women's hair will lose its color and deteriorate under the gigantic hats which are now the mode. There Is every possibility of the fair sex going bald unless a revolution In hats is effected. "First of all, these enormous moun tains of millinery shut out the health giving sun and air. Secondly, they present such vast surfaces to the wind that they tug against the detain ing hatpins like a kite on a string. For both reasons they injure tht hair." Usefulness Is Better Than Frills. It Is a fine thing to personally train up a boy In the way he should go, and not rely too much On the guidance of higher education. We know a happy father whose 18-year-old eon baa just given up college In order to devote bit time to keeping the family touring car In condition Cleveland Plain Dealer United States. The board plans build a laundry to be run by ed districts can do their washing and ironing under sanitary conditions, and with improved machinery. The park board has been discussing this Idea for about three years along with the public bath proposition. The idea has been suggested to the board and recommended that systems s'milar to those used In the munlci P"I laundries of Europe be used. George E. Kessler, landscape archi tect for the park board, studied the From Eight to Six. "Enjoy the days of thy youth," en. the old codger. "We never lose any of the years that have been added to our ages." '"Wrong again, mister," piped the eight-year-old youngster. "I loso two years off my age every time nia U&es me on a street car." Of More Importance. Scribbles "I have finished the man uscript of a book entitled 'How to Travel.'" Dribbles "That's all right M far as It goes, but what you should do now Is write a sequel entitled 'How to Oit the Money to Travel On.' " build a bathhouse and laundry ac cording to general plans discussed by the park board. Almost all tho larger cities of Ger many and France have the municipal laundries. In Berlin they are kept busy every day and are comforts to thousands of housewives. The laun dries open early In the morning and often the women are standing in line with their bundles of clothes. Either Ihey furnliih their own soap, bluing, id other Incidentals, or they are sole them almost at cost by the city, he customers are required to pay lor heat, water and light. The municipal laundry is not a char ity BCheme and the poor women real ize it. In addition to removing a bur den from their shoulders a munici pal laundry does much toward the prevention of disease. Where now the women often do their washing In dark cellars, a municipal laundry, run with all scientific principles, would prevent disease from spreading by means of clothes. The Gorilla. Of all the existing man apes the gorilla is beyond question the rrjost formidable, a large male standing not Infrequently over five feet six inches In height, and bones being known of one which apparently measured In life no less than six feet two inches, says the London Times. "Finally the matter was reported to the 'kom'; McCall came up for office; hours, but the examination elicited. The Lily as Food. The lily is extensively eaten In China. Among the edible flowers of the Occident, are artichokes, cauli flower, cloves, capers and chrysanthemums nothing beyond the fact that 'he, might catch something. "A report of the matter was sent to the commandment of the station. A survey was .ordered, and the three medical officers on It' watched McCall first, and questioned him afterwards. "They found him sane upon all sub lloets except this one thing fishing In the rain barrel. , "Finally they decided to give him a 'disability discharge,' and shortly after It was delivered to him. "Not a line of McCall's face changed but putting the paper in his pocket he walked out of the oflice, and five minutes later we saw him fishing as before. "When the boat for the mainland left that afternoon, McCall stood on the deck looking at the men who had gathered on the landing to say good bye. As the steamer shoved off, a broad grin spread over his face, then waiving his discharge In one hand and his hat In the other, he yelled: " 'Good-bye, boys. I'm going home to see the kid. I've been fishing for this for two months. Good-bye.' " He Wouldn't Stay Bought. A guest was expected for dinner and pobby had received five cents as the irice of his silence during the meal fie was as quiet as a mouse until, dls- :overing tnat his lavorlte dessert was being served, he could no longer curb its enthusiasm. He drew the coin 'rom his pocket, and rolling it aoross the table, exclaimed: "Here's youri hickel, mamma. I'd rather talk." ' Buocess.