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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1014 A-20. DAYTON DAILY NEWS DAYTON DAILY NEWS CURRENT COMMENT fuollshed Every Dar In The N'oi Building, at tba Corner of Fourth and Ludlow Streets, by Tba EvaDlng Navi Publishing Company, AH Wall Subeortptlona Payable la Advanoe, TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. By Carrier, per week. Dally only .01 fcjr Carrier, par week. Dally ana Sunday 11 Ey Carrier, par waak.

Sunday only .91 By Mali, to points In United State nd Canada, par month, Dally only .11 Par month. Dally and Sunday. .10 Far month, Sunday far year. Dally only 0 Far year. Dally and MB Par year.

Sunday only I ll will confer a favor on tha Circulation Department by calling Hell Pbona 1697. Home (836. and making known any complaint of aarvloe. Entered In tba poatofflce at Dayton. Ohio, aa Becopd-Claee Matter.) iw I by type-written expressions of undying affection and less romantic than the ones made by hand? We don't believe It.

The type-writer enables lovers to say so much more to each other than they could, if compelled to rely on laborious penmanship. It Is so much easier for one to keep track of the other. The typewriter compels candor, and a fuller revelation of the inner workings of the mind, as well as a more complete recital of the doings of the writer. The typewriter has a way of running away with the operator. He may decide that he will not tell of this that or the other thing which he has done, but before he knows it the machine has iold the whole story.

This pro-duces a feeling of greater confidence at the other end of the line. More implicit trust is the logical result of a belief that nothing is being kept back. The typewriter is now so firmly established that Its more subtle psychological Influences may be discussed. Let us give the machine its due. Lo may call for some sacrifices, but whatever may be said against typed letters, it Is too much to ask that one who can click the words off in sonorous, prolific succession should hobble bis muse by going back to the pen.

Love is an ancient and honorable passion. But Its antiquity is not an argument for standpatism in its expression. True love-making will keep up with the times and profit by modern Ingenuity, and lose none of Its Circulation Statement for July, 1914. City, 23,441 Country, 11,557 Total, 34,998 Ohio State Journal BUSINESS IS BUSINESS. GET BUSY! imcm'im; tiik exposition, (Washington Times.) The misfortune of the Han Francisco exposition may yet he turned Into a real national asset for the people of the United States, If the right program shall be adopted promptly and executed energetically.

Europe will be 111 represented by either exhibits or visitors. But that Is not an unmixed misfortune. Kurope will be unable to receive and entertain Ha norms! quota of travelers from the United States, or from any other coun try. The people of the United States do not realise to what extent the well-to- do classes of Central and South Amer lean people travel abroad. propor tlon to their numbers they are rather a mure cosmopolitan people than we Americans.

There are great numbers of Braxlllans, Chileans. Argentinians, Cubans, who maintain establish ments In European cities, and spend much time there in every year. Th meager educational facilities of Houth American countries are supplemented by educating children of the mora for tunate families in Europe, to a much greater extent than any such practice prevails among our own people. If In 1915 the South American cosmopolites could be Induced to travel In the United States, It would be an achievement of the very first utility to this country. More than anything else, the United Slates needs to convince the Latin-Americana that Americans are the kind of people they really are; that we are sincere friends of the other western republics; that we are not car ried away with the lust of emp're, the overwhelming ambition to own all the land In the three Americas.

Time la short, but tha opportunity has arisen so suddenly, and Is so obvious, that there is reason for extra- ordlnriry measures. It would be. a wise use of money and of the Influence of our diplomatic and consular service, to promote a general effort to bring these people of the southern countries to the northern Americas. They will want to see the canal, to cross this continent, to inspect the exposition, The fact that It will be largely an American exposition wll Insure that the Impres sion will be tha more favorable. The social, political and business advan tages to be reaped through such a visl tatlon of the leaders or business and politics In the southern republics would be Incalculable.

Could not congress well afford to appropriate money enough to lnaugu rate a well-organlxcd campaign throughout the other countries, In favor of such an International calling season for 1916? It looks like a very real opportunity. COUNTY FAIR. (Marietta Reglster-Iader) 1 Almost every county In Ohio la scheduled to hold a. county fair this month or In September. This should be a good year for county fairs.

It Is Important that every county support Its county fair. This county should be able to send to Its county fair as f'ne displays aa could be desired. Hut the real success of the enterprise lies In raising the required capital and devoting the necessary time and energy in getting the people of the community Interested. Unless a fair becomes a growing institution the people are bound to lose Interest and public support and approval of such an event will wane very rapidly. The county fair can and should be a powerful force for the betterment of city and rural prosperity.

VEIN OF HUMOR NOT SUMPS. A small boy of Nashville has been affected by the mumps. The siege was unusually long and disagreeable. One evening recently his aunt, who 1s a rewsraper woman, called up the boy's mother on the telephone to cancel an engagement She was absent and the boy himself answered the call. "Tell jour mother," said the aant, "thit I can't conn out this evenlmc because I hnve taken an assignment.

Can you remember that? "Ves. ma'am," said the boy. "I'll tell her." When the mother returntd he re id to her: 'Vother, auntie telephoned that fche couldnt come, because she Is sick." "Sick? Why, what's the matter?" she wanted to know. "I forget what it is she's got." said the boy. "It's something she's taken, but it Isn't the mumps." Nashville Banner.

why hk waited. Here Is one that was told by Con-gressman James McAnrlrews, of Illinois, the other evening when the con versation at the smokefest turned to the difficulty in holding down the average office hoy. Some time ago an office boy In the employ of a big city concern went on an errand that should have taken him 10 minutes to perform. It was nearly an hour before he got back. "Look here.

Jimmy," heatedly re marked the boss when the youngster finally blew Into the office, "does it take you an hour to run clown to the corner?" "It did this time, Mr. Smith. frankly answered Jimmy. 'A man dropped a quarter down a hole In the sidewalk." I neo." sarcastically returned the boss. "I suppose It took you all this time to get It out." "Ye, sir" innocently replied Jimmy.

"I had to wait until the man went away." Philadelphia Telegraph. "I suppose you meet many kinds of people." No. they re all aitae, saia ine snoe clerk. "Every woman who comes In here thinks she's a Cinderella." Pittsburg Post. A MODEL MARRIAGE.

i- nf a model marriage Is for the husbsnd to know It all and for the Ife to tell It. Oalveston Farke Is your house insured against fire? Lan- I don't know. I've Just been reading over the Insurance policy. Ufa. Off-Hand Observation The nation In Kurope which does not receive some kind of an ultima tum from the Kaiser these days suf fers a humiliating slight.

New York World. An alliance may be a closer bond than an entente, but Italy has her doubts. Washington Tost This Is certainly the halcyon time for the lingo all over Europe. Tou rer can tell where he Is going to brk out. Philadelphia Press.

Perhaps he Just simply made up his mind that he would show his sis grown-up sons and the reit t'i world that he is a real war lord after all. Manchester Union. It la a hard fate that has thrown upon the Belgians the aecessity of defending France. Philadelphia Record. There are drawbacks to republics, but ns compared with the poor exhibitions' that monarchies are mnklng they shine aa the atars.

Chicago News. Anonymous communloatlona will not be recognised. If required, hew- ever, tha eamea of our contributors will be kept confidential Rejected manuscript will not be returned less poataire aeoompanlea aaiaa for mat purpose, NEWS TELEPHONES. Ball Private Exchange Hf Hnma Private Exchange It library it costs nothing at all to read It. Even the cheapest of cheap novels cost something and from the stand point of economy alone it would be better to get books from the library than to buy them.

Much reading of fiction is purely a matter of recrea tion or amusement, and one might as well be reading something that will be helpful and improving while he is about it It is the easiest thing in the world to get at the privileges of the library Go to one of the attendants and they will show you the trifling formality necessary to get a card, which will entitle you to all the free reading matter you can possibly use. DEMOCRACY'S ENVIABLE. POSITION. With candidates for all state offices as standard bearers who meet the demand for broad-minded forward-looking men, with a record of accomplishment of six years of par tial, four years of nearly complete and two years of complete control of every branch of the state government, how the other political parties asking Ohloans for their votes must envy the position of the Buckeye Democracy. The candidates have been approved by the Democratic voters in a fair and free primary that allowed for full expression of sentiment Their records and their qualifications are known of all men.

They represent living principles of sane, constructive progress, They are men fit to follow in the footsteps of those who preceded them. Democracy has only to wait the coming of the disorganized irregular mercenary bands that are frying to restore the conditions that obtained before the lobby was driven from the Capitol, the looters from State Treasury vaults, the buzzards from the industrial camps but why go further? With a record of things done upon which to stand, the Democratic party has only to tell the people what is today in the mind of every candidate, "We stand upon the rec-ord of things accomplished for all the eople and upon our known enmity to the forces of privilege and plunder." A short and crisp declaration is all that is needed. But what is the plight of the ancient adversary, the reactionary party? Casting about uncertainly for "Issues," willing to accept any device that will forward its ambi tions; committed by its founders to a strong central government but in mock loyalty to jthe principle of home rule asking that the taxation administration be turned hack to the tender mercieB of the tax-dodgers, afraid to assail the clean administration of the license system but with not the hardihood to take a stand in favor of the dive keepers driven out by the license law, the only alternative, secretly attempting to wreck the taxation system but not honest enough to tell the people frankly that it will oppose the reduction of tax rates or that it would ask for imposition of higher ones. Halting, hesitating, groping, the opposition staggers under it load of Incompetence and indecision. Committed to no living principle, yet forced by a law of Democratic enactment to face the people with a declaration of where It stands, the once capable grand old party can do naught but awaken the contempt of all thinking men.

Relying upon the contributions of liability insurance companies, but afraid to say that it would emasculate the workmen's compensation law; seeking corporation contributions but seeking to withhold a declaration against the just taxation method now applied to railroads and public utilities and fearful to have the people know that it disapproves of the regulation of rates and service. On the whole, should we not say with such a rec ord and such candidates as the Dem ocratic party has. the opposition Is an object of pity? TYPED LOVE-LETTERS. "The girl who will put up with a typewritten love letter will put up with anything." So says Doris Blake, who writes for women newspaper readers. Let us see.

Mere man may have brazen temerity to invade the realm of love-making, but as he has to be one party to process, he has some right to be heard. The typewriter has beea in use long enough to enable us to get some tangible evidence. It would be interesting to know the results of typed love-letters. Are resultant marriages any less happy? Are the courtships fed AN AUGUST SUNSET. The leisurely sun disappeared bo suddenly that it seemed gigantic hands must have reached up and dragged it, protesting, down behind a waiting Cloudbank that had been quietly stretched across the west.

It was a forbidding blackness when it did re-Teal itself. But it was soon edged with a golden glowing lace-work, and directly below the point where the sun had been swallowed up, there appeared a red rift, widening and brightening, and anon letting fall a curtain of light, like glistening, crimsoned mist. Then, Just as it seemed that the prisoned sun might look forth upon his world for a cheery good-night, the rent nar- rowed, as if some monster tailor of star-Bpace might be drawing the edges together for mending, and all the lower lights faded and died. But above there was recompense. Angered by the closing of the opening, the smoothered orb flamed back in the recesses of his night-cell, and threw lurid rays high into the heavens.

At the border of the forbidding blackness, the lacework seemed to change into tremulous golden froth. Higher up, in an expanse of greenish sky. there raced a titan swordfish of cloud, the huge snout eagerly pushing toward the south. The fire from the entrapped sun played over this aston ishlng apparition, and turned the sword to gold, while the hagged teeth seemed snapping with horrific glee for the very Joy of astral flight. High over all there gleamed a mass of feathery; warm-glowing cloud-form of yellow and orange.

For a brief period it gave a glory io the evening, and then the light flickered and went out. Perhaps the grim hand of Night had reached into the weather-chest of Tomorrow, and smothered the unruly sun that had refused to go to bed. The golden foam ran back under the rim of the advancing bank. The hlazine- vellow rlnrknnnd Inst titular. uu annual iiiBiauuy llltt upyrr liuuu canopy that had shone in borrowed glory, unable longer up appearances, gave up the struggle and lapsed into leaden common placesness.

But it was only the waiting between 4he acts. The moon fairly blazed, the evening star flashed- fire, and the beauty of brilliant night appeared. mwA Jt .1.. 1 AMERICAN LIBRARIES. of the things which struck a young Russian immigrant with amazement when he first came to Kansas City.

In an article contributed to the Star, or rather, a translation of one of bis first letters home, he says the United States certainly leads world in its library system. "When I received my two cards," he says, "one for fiction, the other one for non-fiction, made out for four years without a penny's expense on my part I could scarcely believe it. I wondered much about it, and asked my friend Hyman how it is possible that no money deposit should, be made. But the honorable Hyman, much elated in his heart at my astonishment (he being a great American patriot) answered that euch is the 'American style'." It is, in 'truth, the American style. Benjamin Franklin started it, with the first circulating library in America, and it has been extended and improved upon ever since.

The library privileges are so common, and open to all of us in such generous measure, that we do not al-way stop to consider their extreme value, and how much is done for our free use. Only one who has a passion for reading, who has read eagerly all the books In a slender home library and has borrowed all the neighbors have, and Is still starving, can understand what it means a new world of books in a free library. It is wonderful beyona the belief of people in former times and in other countries. Thousands of volumes In the smallest and most inconsequential towns. Everything made easy for people to get books, librarians educated with a view to increasing the cirucla-tion of good books.

No obstacle is put in the way of the fullest and freest use of library privileges. With these stores of riches In every community, branches in different parts of city and country, it is hard to understand why so many people neglect their opportunities. Even people who are fond of reading, content themselves with the books at hand, even if they be the merest trash, and neglect the assortment of books in the public libraries. Take the matter of fiction. Good fiction is just as interesting as the parer-back slush that is available on every band, and by patronizing the heart interest and thrill by proper progresslveness.

FATHER'S DREAM. This is the time of the year when father comes home and announces that he has ordered a bushel of ber rles, sent out to the house. Provident father has been snooping around the market house. There was a bargain sale of fruit, spread tempt ingly before him, and his imagination was set to working. The crates of berries faded, and over against' the further wall, like the illu slonary or dream pictures that are shown in the moving pitcure shows, he sees row after row of preserves and jams and Jellies and canned fruit, on sagging cellar shelves, watting for eager consumption when the winter season should come.

So he orders the berries sent out. Father's dreams have strange gaps in them. There has been a malevolent censor at work, cutting out yards of film here and there. Father's Imagination skipped the most lmportan part of the story. There was nothing shown on his mental screen of mother, toiling In the superheated kitchen desperately hot as she watches a bubbling stew kettle, stains and squeezes the Jelly bag, or hurriedly pours the scalding mass of fruit into cans and seals them up feverishly.

roor mother's face is a sight, her bands are almost blistered from the hot vessels and cans, her body Is dripping with presplratlon In the sizzling heat. If there Is any task that turns the kitchen into an Inferno It is canning or Jamming or Jellying a bushel of anything. But father misses all of that. He Is back to his airy office or he's gone fishing, or down to the cigar store or the club. He doesn't stop to think how mother Is working and stewing and trying to repress her inward anger because he imposed this drudgery upon her.

And It is such a useless sacrifice. All this canned and glassed stuff can be bought right off the grocers' shelves. It's just about as good ss mother used to make, and Just abaut as cheap infinitely cheaper when the wear and tear on mother is considered. It's mighty poor household bookkeeping that doesn't take human de-preclatlo Into account. There is no accumulation of evidence that the people who are always fussing and knocking foreign missions are any speedier than other people in volunteering for social aerv ice in their home town.

If the publicity mill has succumbed to competition, the Coronel might go to Europe as a war correspondent. That is about the only role he haa not attempted. The common notion is that most people try to make themselves out richer than they are, when the truth is that most of them are making a poor mouth. This summer's style of haircut for young squirts, clipped all around and shock on top, makes one less inclined to say smart things about women's fashions. Does anybody know why the auto fire engines find it necessary to go back to the department just aa rapidly and aa noisily as when they are going to a fire? These Germans are sure perais'-ent fellows, Servla had to declare war a week after hostilities began, just to get rid of the German minister who Insisted on staying on the job.

The harder times get, the more a woman geta out of shopping. The defeated candidates ran console themselves with speculations about the stay-at-home vote. A man's word never gets so good that he's proot against lawsuits. ASP THIS: Th most Inexcusable Ignoramus Is the fellow who refascs to listen to the other side. PEOPLE'S COLUMN An Open Forum for Public.

Debate. Ill Itl.KMil THKATER. Editor Daily News: Dayton has thus far escaped the debasing influence of the burlesque theater. It is now rumored that one of these places Is to be opened up here this fail. Thinking that, perhaps, there may be some way of head, lng off this menace, I Invite, through this column, the suggestions of those having the decency of the, city at heart, as to whether there may not be some way of stopping the thing before It la too late.

Yours, CLARENCE J. BURKHARDT, August 17. 1914. TWO BRANCHES' Of Carneiile Library Have Oood Hooka for Headers, Docks for the East Branch Carnegie library, ready for circulation, Saturday, August 15, are: UK HAL WORKS. Lee.

G. S. Crowds. Williams, II. ft Miracles of Science.

Tennant, J. A Photography Outdoors. illover. E. H.

Dame Curtsey's Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Dav in tho Year. E. H. Dame Curtsey's Book of Party Pastimes for the Up-to-Date Hostess. FICTIO.Y, Cutting, Mrs.

M. S. ID.) More Stories of Married Life. De Morgan, V. F.

Likelv Story. Dlx, M. Fighting Blade. French. Alice Stories That End Well Uerome.

J. K. Passing of the Third Floor Back. Marriott, Charles The Catfiah. Muir, John Stlckeen, Pearson, E.

Believing Years. Phillpotts, Eden Joy of Youth. Richmond, Mrs. O. L.

(S.) Straw-berry Acres. Scott. Leroy To Him That Hath. Sllberrad, U. Keren of Lowbole.

Stewart, C. u. Fugitive Blacksmith. Sullivan. T.

R. Heart of Us. Vachell, H. A. John Varneyv Van' Dyke, Henry Unknown Quan tity.

Van iSlyke, L. B. Eve's Oother Children. Vorse. Mrs.

M. M. (H). Breaking In of a Yachtsman's Wife. Waller.

M. E. Flamsted Quarries. (A.) Case of Richard Meynell. Webster, Jen Daddy Long-Legs.

KW BOOKS. Stewart. Mrs. E. (P.J Letters of a Woman Homesteader.

Locke, W. J. Fortunate Youth. WKST BRA.VClf. (SlSVKHALWOIIKS.

Pal grave; F. T. Treasury of Sacred Song. Lee, G. S.

Crowds. Williams, H. S. Miracles of Science. Tennant, i J.

A. Photography Outdoors. Glover, E. H. Dame Curtsey's Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Day in the Year.

Glover, E. Dame Curtsey's Book of Party. Pastimes for the Up-to-Date Hostess. '1 FICTION. Cutting, Mrs.

M. S. (D.) More Stories of Married Life. De Morgan. W.

F. Likely Dlx, B. M. Fighting Blade. French.

Alic Stories That End Well Jerome. J. K. Passing of the Third Floor Back. 1 Pearson, E.

Lt Believing Years. Phillpotts. Eden Joy of Youth, Richmond, Mrs. G. I (S.) Strawberry Acres.

Silberrad, U. L. Keren of Lowbole. Stewart. C.

D. Fugitive. Blacksmith. Sullivan, T. R.

Heart of Us. Vachell, H. John Van Dyke, Henry Unknown Quantity. Van Slyke, L. B.

Eve's Other Children. Vorse, Mrs. M. M. Breaking In of a Yachtsman's Wife.

Waller, M. E. Flamsted Quarries. Ward. M.

A. (A.) Case of Richard Webster, Jean Daddy Long-Legs, EW HOOKS.) Stewart. Mrs. E. (P.) Letters of a Woman Homesteader.

William. John Fortunate Youth. JTSEXF.RAI, WORKS. Worcester, Elwood Religions and Medicine. Jenks, J.

W. Immigration Problem. Swift, E. J. Mind in the Making.

Weeklv, Ernest Romance of Words. Wallach. Mrs. I. (R.) First Book in English for Foreigners.

Keeler. Our Garden Flowers. Campbell, D. H. Plant Life and Evolution.

G. F. Elements of Draw-Tabor, Grace Old-Fashloned Gardening. Claudy, C. H.

First Book of Photography. Seton. E. T. Book of Woodcraft.

Shaw, O. B. Plays; Pleasant and Unpleasant. FICTION. Atkinson, Mrs.

E. (S.) Greyfrlars Bobby. Auerbach, Berthold Villa on the Rhine. Bangs. J.

K. Little Book of Christ mas. Beith. I. H.

Right sturr. Curtis. Mrs. I. (G.) Woman From Wolverton.

i my, power. An accident in a tunnel Is foretold. Physicians, lawyers, bankers and brokers should benefit today. They are under a rule said to be auspicious for whatever demands the application of a trained mind. Persons whose birthdate it is have the omen of heavy losses.

A troubled year is prognosticated. Speculation will be disastrous. Children born on thlB day may have rather a combative spirit, but they will be well fitted to meet obstacles in the way of their progress. Aa they are on the cusp they partake of the qualities of both Leo and Vlrglo, (Copyright, 1914, by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) FIRED BT WALT MASON. "Oh.

William Henry," said the boss. "I find you are a total loss, you fill me with disgust; your mind is never on your Job and when you falrj? sob with sorrow that you must. You're thinking of the baseball frame, when you should hump your lazy frame at cleaning up the floor; your thoughts are all of having fun, you do not try to earn your mon I'll need you here no more." I would not give much for the boy who does not find a mighty Joy in corking games of ball; but In this of prunes we must Improve some afternoonsamusement Isn't all. Go to the game, youthful fan, go there when'er you rightly can, and not neglect your task; nd when you're there, be unafraid, yell loud and long, drink lemonade, eat peanuts by the cask. But when the jamboree is oer, and you are back at work once more forget the fun you had; with other willing workers Join and try to earn the boss' coin, the kopeck and the scad.

It's bad to mix your work and play; be Joyful on your holiday, and earnest when you toll, and in tne long giaa years to come your luck will not be out Of plumb, tne pot win always uuu. THE USE OF TEARS BY JOHN KENDRICK BANGS. You ask me If my tears Are sprung from hidden fears, Or some deep pressing woe, And I answer NO! Today's Soul-Cleaning Day, And shedding tears my way Of washing wholly out All trouble, fear, and doubt. And every tear that flows Adown my cheeks and nose, To drop off from my chin. Leaves room for Joy within.

JUST A MOMENT DAILY STRENGTH AND CHEEK. Compiled by John G. Qulnlus. the tiunsulne Man. The moon and stars are commonplace tilings, And the flpwer that blooms, and the bird that sings, dark were the world, and sad our lot, 1 If the flowers should fail and the suh shine And God, who studies each separate ROUl.

Out of commonplace lives makes His beautiful whole. Home and Country Magazine. Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches. Ps. ctv.

24. i The Teachings of Nature. Jesus preached from a lily, and from a handful of wheat, and from the stones of the temple, and from the vines, and from a coin. Lessons of faith and honor and purity and charity exhale with the morning dew. Every sunrise is the proem and every sunset the peroration of a noble discourse from God to His children.

The man who feels with, and suffers with, and smlUs with Nature, to whom every flower and every grain of sand is a thought of God, and every leaf a note Jn a contlnuoua coronation song, has an ever-increasing resource from whicn to draw as a wise lover and leader of souls. As Goethe says, "To such there came trooping up out of the meadows and singing down-out of the skies thoughts like free children of God. crying out: 'Here we Here we -If I am spiritual, then the worli is a revelation of God to me; and there Is a spirit looks In upon my spirit from out of the sky, and the earth, an-I the sea: from out of the sun, and the moon, and from out of the rose. William Mountford. Deautlful la the activity which works for good, and beautiful the stillness which awaits for good: snd hlessedtl.e self-forgetfuiness of and Mesed the self-forgetfulness of the other.

In your patience possess ye your souls. Luke sxl. 19. Affairs succeed by patience; and he that Is hasty fatleth headlong. Saadl.


The affable Charles Oorndorf, king of the wire tappers Is In the toils, If the police are to be believed. Oorndorf Is one of the shrewdest criminals In America and the ease and grace with which he slides out of trying situations has always been a source of great annoyance at headquarters, Then there has always been talk of a power "higher-up" which continually frees the Oorn dorf brothers. In appearance Charles Oorndorf suggests the. banker. He is the "come on" for his celebrated bunch of confidence men and spends most of his time sailing the seas for He is highly educated and knows every nook and cranny of the globe.

He is polished and reserved and bears sn air of extreme confidence. Nearly everyone on a 'liner wants to meet him after being out several days. so strong Is his personality, but he only bestows his friendship upon his victim. When arrested after returning $4600 to one of his squealing victims he gave the name of John Jones and said he was a clerk. Those who doubt that the war is good for business should interview some of the prominent hurdy-gurdy men in Gotham who are just now gathering in a golden harvest of pen nles.

When the same BOO hurdy-gurdy men there is a hurdy-gurdy trust you know learned the things that were going on in Europe, they did not has ten to their consul. Instead they sim ply changed their musical programs from the rag time airs of the day to the patriotic tunes. These airs never fail to draw a crowd and with the playing of "Die Wacht am Rhine" and "yhe Marsellelse," a shower of pennies always falls. Charles Ham, who is not an actor, hired a servant girl the other day for his home on West 46th street. She gave her name as Lilly Samson and gave no Intimation of having been bred In the purple, in fact Mr.

Ham him self seemed certain that she was just a common ordinary person of the darker hue. That night at dinner Mr. Ham learned Just who it was that he had brought into his home. Lilly came in with a feather duster sticking up from her head and announced that she was an African queen and after a dig nified exit returned shortly in a cos tume Eve-like In Its appointments and one that even Fid Zlegfleld would call a trifle risque. Mr.

Ham sent for tha police, wrho took the queenly servant to the ward in Bellevue, where they keep all the queens, dukes, caesars, and Alexander the Greats. She was at home for she had just gotten out the day before when the guard's back wras turned. As "Diamond Jim" Brady Is quoted aa remarking: "There is nearly always a chicken in every family tree." The other evening Mrs. Roger Dike dropped Into her husband's delicatessen store to see that all was well with the pickles and kraut. She noticed a stately blonde occupy her place at the cash register during the rush hours.

Roger was in the back room dusting off the cheese and seemed reluctant nay even shy about coming out. He had lltlte to say as Mrs. Dike called out for the reason why he had taken on the new help. His taciturn manner Irked Mrs. Dike, who attacked the enemy with sardines, olives, country causages and delicatessen what nots.

When Mrs. Dike returned she took her place at the cash register. She said nothing but scowled back In the direction of the cheese department at intervals. The German newspapers In New Tork have lost 25 reporters and printers, to the cause of militarism. The New Tork German newspapers seem particularly peeved at the attitude of Americans toward the kaiser.

They can talk of little else. HOROSCOPE THIRSDAY, AfGI'ST, 20 1914. Astrology reads this as an unfortunate day. The planets exercise counter Influences for good and bad. Early in the morning Venus is in beneflc aspect, but Uranus and Saturn are adverse.

In the afternoon, while Mercury and Jupiter are friendly. Mars exercises malefic power. It Is not a favorite day for love affaire, even though Venus holds sway, for Uranus and Saturn may Incline toward fantaattc or eccentric persona. The young should beware of the blandishments of the old. The rule Is not good for partnerships, especially those concerned with literature.

Many auita among playwrights and novelists are predicted. Journeys are subject to bad influences, especially those that carry travelers underground or make necessary any transportation by electric.

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