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i THE BEE:' OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 15, ,1916.
Health Hints -:- Fashions -.-- Woman's- Work -;- Household Topics
Swat the Fly and Save the Child
By WOODS HUTCHINSON, M. D.
H The "best hid plant o' mice and
fl . men" may run curiously parallel. If
we attack flies in the spring as they
do bumble bees we may reap an even
richer crop of babies' lives instead
This curious connection between,
not "pigs," but mice, "in clover,"
gave rise to the one famous humorous
flight of Darwin's great intellect. He
once gravely assured a group of
ladies that the crop of clover in a
district depended upon the number
of old maids in the neighborhood!
They laughed and declared he was
trying to make fun of them, but he
proceeded to explain, with a twinkle
in the corner of his eye, that bumble
liees were the only insects which
could fertilize red clover blossoms;
that the principal enemies of the bum
ble bees were the field mice; that the
greatest enemies of the field mice
were prowling cats, and that the chief
patrons and supporters of cats were
old maids. Q. E. Dk (Quod erat
demonstrandum), which was to be
This fable teaches us that we may
play the part of the devouring and
destroying mice and by skirmishing
through cellar and attic and closet
and round all the back porches and
killing every single fly that we can
find at this time of year most of
which will be fertilized females we
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swarms of July and August and save,
not our crop of clover seed, but our
crop of children. For, though the fly
is a fearful nuisance and a menace to
grownups, the more we find out about
him and his ways tne more cieariy u
stands out that he is the special foe of
babies, the real slaughterer of inno
cents. .The so-called infant mortality in
simmer, that is, the death rate during
the first vear of life, depends most
heavily upon two factors dirty milk,
which the flies have helped to make
dirty, and disease germs borne by
For instance, Dr. Donald Arm
strong of the New York Association
for Improving the Condition of the
Poor, has repeated on a larger scale
the interesting experiment of care
fully screening, cleaning up and other
wise protecting from flies certain ten
ement blocks and districts in various
parts of the city during the summer,
with again the surprising and grat
ifying result of reducing the number
of deaths and the amount of sickness
among the children of the screened
block to less than one-half that of
the average of the ward or district
which surrounded them.
It seemed too good to be true when
this great reduction was first reported
two years ago, but the second test
proves that it was no mere coinci
Further south, where flies are usu
ally considered a natural and wev
itable feature of the summer climate.
Dr. Ernest Levey, the able and pro
gressive health officer of Richmond,
Va., after making considerable re
ductions in the death rate from sum
mer sickness among infanta and chil
dren by strict milk inspection, good
sewerage and free ice, secured the
heaviest drop of all by insisting,
through his district visiting nurses,
upon the prompt sterilization and dis
posal of the discharges from the
bowels, so that flies could not gain ac
cess to them and carry the germs of
the disease to other households and
victims. , . .
Do You Know That
The United States pays rear ad
mirals $8,000 a year; Japan pays its
$1,643 a year?
There are now at least 100,000 girl
clerks in London, compared with 27,
000 before the war?
In the United ' States a general
ranks with an admiral, a lieutenant
general with a vice admiral, and a
major general with rear admiral?
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OHE swims sensibly in a one-garment that is not likely to choke her to death
O hii -Ann tin n ; nrhiivtA In or in no nr tn Aran her Aniim tn Hp. with t.h.P. fijthp.8
and coral on the sunless, soundless ocean floor. If a man wore stockings
ONCE in swimming he would be delighted to herald all girls to go without
them and give her not too long a glance. NELL BRINKLEY.
Tis on Summer Fashions
Long, full sleeves have deep gaunt
let cuffs of linen.
Tailored suits of white pique are
among the new things.,
New bathing suits are made of gay
Victorian sprigged muslins are re
vived for the summer girl's holiday
The new ribbed edges on warp
print ribbons are known as "candled
edges." , . .
Rather short coats of blue serge,
with white collars, are worn with
Long, full sleeves of sheer material
are often gathered in at the wrist by
a ribbon tied in a bow.
' Flowers, fruit, animals and land
scapes are now painted by hand on
hats, stockings and gowns.'
An overskirt of taffeta looped up
over a cream lace underskirt is quaint
and becoming. . '
Cape effects on some of the new
summer blouses show deep hem
stitched borders. '
Some of the most fashionable sum
mer blouses are embellished by high
stock ties of black taffeta.
Never before have ribbons been so
much used. They are seen, on nearly
every garment v ,
A frock made of white material
dotted with blue spots and trimmed
with blue ribbon is ideal for a sum
A rose fastened to each end of the
girdle makes an unusual finish and
adds sufficient weight and the neces
sary touch of color.
Silver rings with designs of pea
cocks, their tails studded with jewels,
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By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
"Can anything that happens en eartk
be reflected In the ekyt My grandfather
tells a etory of a battle fought between
Oertnanr and France about fifty yeare ato,
eaen In the eky In Poland at the eame time,
Ie thia fiction or (act 7
It may be partly (act and partly
imagination. If I knew all the de
tails I might be able to tell you how
much of the story could be scienti
fically explained and how much
should be set down to vivid fancy.
It is possible that what your grand
father, or his informants, saw was a
mirage, one of the most wonderful
of natural Dhenomena7A mirage is
an apparition in the atmosphere arising
irom an extraordinary retraction
(bending) of ravs of lisrht bv the air.
The refracting power of air ,varie
witn its density, and in some; cases
it causes objects lyine behind and
below the horizon to appear as if
tney were suspended m the sky above
the horizon, and when, as occasion
ally happens, a magnifying effect is
produced the objects even appear to
be nearer than the horizon.
If you look through a pane of
glass full of veins and inequalities
you will see what surprising effects
irregular retraction ot light is capable
of producing. Although I recall no
case in which the scenes of a battle
have , been pictured in the sky, yet
such a thing might, theoretically,
happen. But ifis practically impos
sible that in should occur when the
distance between the observer and
the actual scene is so great as the 500
miles separating the western border
of Eoland from the nearest point in
trance where any battle was touglit
in the war of 1870.
The greaatest distance involved in
any authenticated account of a mir
age with which I am acquainted was
htty miles, this mirage was seen
on the coast of Surrey, England, on
the afternoon of July, 26, 1798, the
chief observer being Mr. Latham, a
fellow of the Royal Society.
From Hastings he plainly saw the
cliffs oh the shore of France, 6fty
miles away in an air-line, and in or
dinary -circumstances totally invisible
on account of the rotundity of the
earth. In fact, at a distance of fifty
miles the surface of the globe rounds
off or falls below the level of the
nh.rv.r'fl v m nr. tltan 1 fJVi 1m.
Yet on this occasion not only was
the French coast liftprf tin into viw
by refraction, but there was also,
apparently, a magnifying effect, since
it seemed to be only a few miles
Some sailors who were with Mr.
Latham poited out to him the de
tails of the French coast which were
familiar to them from their visits
to it, and with a telescope French i
fishing boats could be seen at an- '
chor, while the buildings on the
shore and the colors of the vegeta
tion were plainly discerned.
These appearances continued for
nearly an hour, the clffs sometimes
appearing brighter and nearer; and
at other times fainter and more re
mote. In another authenticated instance
troops of cavalry exercising on the
farther side of a hill range were
seen as if they were on the hither ,
side of the hill. In this case the
actual difference between the obser
vers and the objects was about a
dozen miles. On yet another oc-'
casion. Frof. Vince of Cam
bridge saw Dover Castle apparently
lifted over a hill, which conceals it
from the point of view where his
observation was made, and projected
against the side of the hill facing
him. 1 ,
These wonderful appearances can
all be explained by the effects of ir- Jf
regular atmospheric refraction. But, (
now ici us lane tne case ot the ap
parition in Poland, supposing the
story to be based upon a mirage.
While at a distance of fifty miles
the depression below the level, of
the true horizon is only about 1,600
feet, at a distance of 500 miles it is
a hundred times as, great, or about
30 miles, the depression varying as
the square of the distance.
It is not conceivable that in so
vast an extent of air as would be
involved in this case the effects of
refraction could produce a mirage
bringing into view objects 500 miles
away and sunk 30 miles below the
What may have happened was a
mirage, similar to that above men
tioned, in which troops moving be
hind some hill or elevation of the
ground were brought into view, ap
pearing, in this case, not against the
intervening elevation, but above it in
the sky. Many effects of this kind
are on record.
At this time of which your grand
father speaks,, all Germany was astir
with military 'movements, and if the;
point of observation was situated
near the German frontier we have the
proper setting for a possible mirage
of the kind described. Naturally the
(bservers, having their minds full
of the war, and seeing the appari
tion above the western horizon.
would imagine that they were view,
ing a battle in France, miraculously
reflected in the sky, and the more so
if clouds of dust or smtfke from ac
tual firing enveloped the aerial spec
tacle. Advice to ,Lovelorn
Little Russian Cakes '
'These are delicious sweet cakes to
serve for afternoon tea or with cocoa
for luncheon. -
.Put seven ounces of butter in a
bowl and beat it to a-creamy con
sistency, add the finely chopped peel
of a lemon, six or eight drops of
vanilla essence,, six ounces of sugar,
and work together for eight to ten
minutes; then add by degrees six
ounces of flour which has been
passed through a sieve, and three
By CONSTANCE CLARKE.
whole raw eggs, and work again for
six to eight minutes, then mix in
three ounces of dried cherries that
.have been shredded and three
ounces of almonds blanched, skinned
and shredded. Brush over little cake
pans with warm butter, and then
paper them with buttered paper and
pour in the mixture and bake in a
moderate oven. -
. These also can be used for dessert;
serve in little paper cases.v ,
" (Tuesday Planked Flounders.)
By Beatrice Fairfax -
Try to Foryet Him. '
Dar Mlu Fairfax: I am an orphan, lt
and keep house for my brother. I've been
folna about with a younj man elx years
my senior for a year. He proponed to me,
but under the clrcumitancei our ..marrlav
could not take place, m hi li the mala
support of the family.
He asked me to elope, which I refused
to do, whereupon he ceased oalllnff, I'v
tried to communicate with him, but ho
won't listen to me and I simply can't vet;
him out of my mind. BETTY. (
I'm afraid, my dear fir., you will tiara
to put all thouchta of thli man oat of
your mind. Blnce he feels K-1 his first
eimnnrt his. feVmllT. St tlOMmtrlt
endlnv In a man-lane would have been moat
unfair to hta people, ) It would have beea
Just as practical from that point of view
for you to, marry at home. Since ho ha
fvfuaed to ae you because of your refusal
to o away with Mm he has shown a tyrais-W
leal desire to haro hts own way or put yo
out of his life. His own way won't do,
so the only practical thing la for you te)
rally your youth and hopelalaisa to .J'
ala ana ioruii mim
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