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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (March 3, 1916)
By A. G. SHERWIN
(Copyright, 1915. by W. G. Chapman.)
."I am hungry, air. If you could
spare me a few cents "
"There's a nickel go and get a
drink with It, of course!"
"I'm not a drinking man, Bir " but
the tall, well-dressed benefactor had
swung on his way.
Thad Brown sent a "Thank you,
anyway" after the vanishing figure
and started for the town center. Five
cents was not much, but it would buy
a loaf of bread, and he was desper
atoly hungry. Then, amid the sweet
appetizing scent of the bakeshop he
gave a great start, as in return for
his "nickel," after inspecting it close
ly and glancing suspiciously at his
customer, the proprietor counted out
four dollars and ninety-live cents on
the glass-topped case and pushed it
over to Brown.
"Eh, what's that for?" inquired the
latter in amazement.
"Your change, of course. Didn't
you give me a five-dollar gold piece.
Or mebbe you thought it was a twenty
or a double eagle!" Insinuated the
speaker sarcastically. "There's the
five," and he showed the coin to
Brown, who stood stupefied, but
'Mebbe You Thought It Was a
finally took up his half-dozen rolls
and the change and went outside.
"The man made a mistake gave
me a five-dollar gold piece Instead of
a nickel," promptly decided Brown.
"I've got to find him."
Brown nibbled at the rolls as he
started on his quost. He gave up
the task after an hour's steady tramp
ing. He did not, of courso, know his
benefactor's name. He could bare
ly doscribe him, for the gift had
been bestowed in the dusk of the
evening. Still, he would know that
stalwart form and the anxious, but
pleasant face which he had noted mo
mentarily. Brown slept In his customary bed
that night a convenient barn loft.
He had tied the four dollars and
nlnety-flve cents in a corner of bis
rag of a handkerchief and had stowed
it in an inner pocket. He was hun
grier than ever when he woke up, but
he did not disturb the little hoard.
Brown did some work, in a garden
and earned Ills breakfast. Then he
started on his quest anew, He had
seen better days, he was not a tramp,
although his benefactor had treated
him like one. Time was when Thad
Brown had a home of his own. There
had come sickness, bereavement, dis
couragement. He had been employed
In a piano factory. He tost his job,
and, with tho solo equipment of a
tuning key, had started out to make a
Sometimes there were plenty of In
struments to tune, but slack times
came in between. The present was
one of many occasions where Brown
found nothing to do. He had never
boon driven to ask for charity be
fore. Through it all he was strictly
honest. The four dollars ana ninety
five cents did not belong to him. It
was a trust, therefore, and as such
be regarded it.
it was the morning of the second
day after he had received the live do!
la- gold piece that Brown was pass
lug by a small hotel on the principal
streot of the town. Twenty feet away
tie saw a man stepping into an auto
mobile. In a flash Brown recognized
him It was his kindly almouor of
forty-eight nours prevous.
"Hoy one minute, please,' he
shoutod, and rushed for the curb, but
the chauffeur bad received an order
and the car Hashed down the street
beyond hull or nult
Brown went into the hotel and ques
tioned the clerk. The lattor regarded
his well-worn clothes and was reti
cent. He scanned his face and opened
up. The man Brown described was
Mr. Alvin Thorpe, guest for two days
past, a stranger in the town. Did
net know when he would return prob
ably by noon, he supposes.
It was an hour after midday when
Brown went back to the hotel. Tba
clerk announced that Mr. Thorpe had
returned, paid his bill and was go
ing away on the afternoon boat. How
ever, he believed he was still in his
room No. 17, third floor.
Up the stairs Brown proceeded. He
located No. 17. He knocked no one
responded. He tried the door it was
unlocked and he pressed open the
door to find the room untenanted.
"This Mr. Thorpe has gone to the
boat already," decided Brown. "Well,
maybe 1 can catch him before it
Brown turned to leave the room
when' he was met at the threshold
by i a boy. The latter looked excited
and worried. He burst instantly into
an Incongruous announcement. 1
"I'm awfully sorry," he babbled
forth, "but there is an answer to the
note you sent yesterday. And I lost
it, and was afraid to come and tell
you. And I sneaked home and kept
out of your way. And Just a little
while ago I found it see, down inside
the lining of my coat. Look, there's
the slit in my pocket it must have
gone through. And there's the letter,
and I'm awfully glad 1 found you,''
and thrusting an addressed letter into
the hands of Brown the lad bolted
with a relieved face.
"Hold on!" challenged Brown, but
the boy was down the stairs three
steps at a time.
Brown gazed at the letter. It was
directed to "Mr Alvin Thorpe." More
need than ever to overtake the depart
ing visitor to the town. Brown got
to the street. He made for the wharf
where the river boats docked. The
Favorite was just pulling out into mid
"Stop she's off!" yelled a wharf-
hand as Brown In his urgency and ex
citement ran on to the slanting gang
plank, just pulled free of the steamer.
Over Into the stream Brown went.
The swell of the boat drew him to
wards the central current. He made
a speedy decision. He swam toward
the turning side of the steamer. A
deck hand threw a rope to hlrfl.
Brown was dragged to the deck, pant
ing, dripping, surveyed with marvel
ing regard by the passengers.
'What now?" bellowed the captain,
advancing blusteringly, but Brown had
dashed the water from his eyes and
was staring keenly about him. He
made out Mr. Alvin Thorpe, seated
alone near the rail. He ran up to
him. He drew the old handkerchief
from his pocket. He untied the
"You gave me a five-dollar gold
piece instead of a nickel, as you sup
posed, the other evening, and there's
the change," announced Brown breath
lessly, and he pressed the wet coins
into the hand of Mr. Alvin Thorpe.
Well, well, woll of all the honest
men!" began Mr. Thorpe, recalling his
pensioner and then staring as Brown
drew from his pocket the letter he had
received at the hotel. In a moment
Brown saw that the address on the
envelope had startled Mr. Thorpe. As
the latter perused it his handsome
face broke into a smile of the most
"Where did you get this?" he chal
lenged quickly, and Brown explained.
Mr. Thorpe hastened in search of
the captain of the steamer. He bribed
htm to make a landing so he could
roturn to the town. He motioned to
Brown to follow him to land.
Very briefly .ie made Brown under
stand that ho nad come to the place
to make up a quarrel with the young
lady he loved. The dolayed letter, an
answer to his, had sent him away, In
tending to never return, but Brown
had saved the day.
"My friend," Baid the grateful
Thorpe, "you have proved yourself a
jewel. You say you are a piano
"Yes, sir," assented Brown. ,
"Well, 1 shall lodge you at the ho
tel at my expense, get you a new rig,
and why! I'll buy you a little piano
factory and start you in business for
what you've done for mo!"
Questions on Evolution.
. "The Word and Way says concern
ing tho theory of evolution: "Notwith
standing the bold and boastful claims
to tho contrary, the 'missing link' is
still missing, so far as any evidence
yet adduced is concerned. Man began
as man. The sheep has always been
the sheep. The hog has always been
a hog. The grasshopper has always
been a grasshopper, and the flea nas
always Dcen a flea, in the absence ot
any proof to the contrary, this is the
logical inference. The universal law
that everything produces after its kind
has never been proved false. Why, if
the theory of evolution be true, has
there not been some observable and
provable evolution within the limits ot
human history? Why have the hog
and the sheep and the horse and the
hornet and tho doodlebug ceased
evolving? Any way, if this theory be
true, will it not follow eventually that
everything that is will evolve into
something else? Aren't, the figs and
dates, the camels and goats, Just to
day what they were 2,000 years ago?
And it they are today what they were
J.000 years ago, why not what they
were 10,000 or 100,000 years ago?"
"How much is this old point lace?"
"That lace is $1.98 per yard, madam,
and we include a nice legend about it
having been in the family tor genera
tions." Not So Bad.
"A penny for your , thought,
chirped the young lady.
"Well, I've had worse offers from
publishers, 1 responded the poet
IS PART Or- numAN NATURE
Lova of Outdoor Life Has Been
Planted Deep in the Breasts of
Men and Women.
Whether it is an evidence of our
barbaric instincts or not, the fact re
mains that the love of outdoor life lies
deep In the breast of every man, wo
man and child. Camping is the popu
lar vacation pastime. Young and old
enjoy it. It is no longer necessary to
go out into the woods and sleep In a
lean-to" or open shed, upon a lot of
wiry boughs, for In these days, at any
sporting goods depot, one can find an
outfit, from mattress to tent, which
will give him, in camp, almost the
comforts of home, says a writer in
Leslie's Weekly. A couch and a shel
ter are both desirable wherever one
may be, not only from the standpoint
of comfort, but of health.
The demand for camping places la
being met everywhere at the sea
shore. Presumably the vogue for
camp life was first stimulated by the
old-fashioned camp meetings, a few
of which Btill remain as centers of
religious exaltation, in the groves,
"God's first temples."
So great has the demand for camp
resorts become that states like Wis
consin and Michigan, which are filled
with lakes where bass, pickerel, pike
and muskellunge abound, offer camp
sites at a nominal rental. Individuals
or families can have a tract In the for
est reservation of Wisconsin, for the
erection of tents or temporary struc
tures, at a yearly fee of $2 per person,
or $5 for a family, or an individual or
club may lease five acres or more for
a period of from one to twenty years,
with privilege of renewals, at annual
rental of from $10 to $50.
To those who love the life outdoors
nothing commends Itself from the
standpoint of health more than a few
weeks' outing along the seashore or In
the woods. Where a family cannot
leave home for a week or two, a pleas
ant picnic In the woods, a few miles
from hdme, will make the week's end
a joy to be looked for with Increasing
appreciation. There Is something in
the atmosphere of camp life that
brings out the best things In our na
ture. A few days in the sunshine,
with an occasional shower thrown In,
will do all of us good.
American Medal of Honor.
Americans of average Information
know about the Victoria cross, the
Iron cross, the Cross of the Legion of
Honor. ' These are rewards of heroism
which would mark a man above his
fellows even in this foreign land.
But how many Americans know
what a medal of honor is?
How many Americans know that
the modest American soldiers who
wear the medal of honor wear a dec
oration that Is among the rarest and
most difficult to win among military
The Cross of the Legion of Honor,
established by Napoleon In 1802, and
while founded to signalize deeds of
special daring in war, was after given
freely for civil distinction. Nearly
forty thousand German soldiers were
decorated with the Iron cross In the
seven months of the Franco-Prussian
war, while In the more than half cen
tury since the creation of our honor
roll only 3,088 have been granted, in
cluding Civil war grants, and of these
nearly nine hundred were given under
a mistaken reading of the law.
The holder of the medal of honor
must have distinguished himself con
spicuously by gallantry and Intrepid
ity, at the risk of his life, beyond the
call of duty. This standard, which
bars out action, however brave, In the
course of duty, and includes only acts
of daring which a man might refuse
or avoid without rebuke, is said to
Advertising In Belgium.
Poster advertising on boardings in
England are often bad enough, and the
boards stuck up In fields by our rail
way lines are an abomination. But
the apotheosis of the blatant In adver
tisement is surely to be found In Bel
gium. Practically the end of every
house within view of the line at sta
tions between, say, Antwerp and Na
mur, and even on as far as Luxem
burg, is plastered over with lettering
in the vilest colors. Personally, I would
never touch the thing advertised in
this abominable way, but one can im
agine one's self going into a cafe and
the subconscious memory sending to
the Hps the name of some Insistent
Schiedam or liqueur. Belgium is cer
tainly the most industrial country In
Europe and tire most advertising. One
has the feeling that the entire nation
Is run as a commercial concern.
Most Economical Woman.
Most men are not blessed with such
a treasure ot a wife as is Langley, re
marks Harper's Magazine.
"My wife Is the most economical
woman in the world," confided Lang
ley to a friend one night, with pro
found pride. "Why, do you know, she's
even found a use for the smell ot my
"Great heavens! Do you mean It?"
exclaimed his friend.
"Surest thing you know. She hangs
cheesecloth over the gasoline exhaust
and packs away her furs in It to keep
the moths out during the summer."
To Take Up Something Else.
"Is that a fact that the patrolman
on this beat Is going to quit the force,
"What's the trouble?"
"No trouble, ma'am, only he's been
taking up things around here for so
long and now he's going to taka up
BET LAST CENT ON ROULETTE
American Refugees In Ostend In Dire
Distress Financed by Lucky
Turn of Wheel.
A San Francisco real estate firm has
received a letter from a client telling
how he replenished his purse by risk
ing his last coin at roulette, when
his appeals home for money were
fruitless on account of conditions fol
lowing the breaking out of hostilities
In Europe. He was in Ostend when
the actual fighting began, and had
been traveling In Europe for some
months. For obvious reasons his
name is withheld. The letter says,
"We had made Ostend our objec
tive point,, considering it the most
favorable point for awaiting develop
ments. The morning after our arrival
there a complete paralysis of the
financial situation established itself,
nothing available had any circulating
value; checks, letters of credit, the
American Express company or travel
ers' checks, or even Belgian paper
money, all shared the same fate. That
evening our limited capital consisted
of eight francs In my pocket. Of
course, I had depended npon my let
ters of credit.
"We went In Bilence walking down
the ocean shore. Both myself and
Wife wondered where we would go
next, and what would become of us,
when we came upon a brilliantly
lighted kursaal. It occurred to us we
might correct our fortune by staking
it all upon the roulette wheel. At
the most it couldn't render our lot
any worse than it was. To our hor
ror, however, the inscription, 'five
francs entree,' confronted our eyes.
That would leave us but three francs
in our pockets. Once again the situa
tion was saved by my wife. From
the bottom of her hand satchel she
produced a five-franc piece, which she
had laid away during the fat years,
looking forward to contingencies. So
In we marched, and, after having got
on to the arithmetic of the gambling
table, we selected No. 28 to decide our
"The wheel whirled round and
round, and It became black before our
eyes, but in our ears It sounded like
poetry, and when it stopped I hadn't
hands enough to gather the money.
My number had won, and they paid me
35 for 1. Remembering it was
easier to make money than to keep
it, we proved ourselves worthy of the
honor by withdrawing from the ring,
and sought our exit, feeling once again
we were able to take care of our
selves for a day or two."
Studying Health Insurance.
The National Civic federation has
Instituted inquiries into the methods
in foreign countries of insuring wage
earners against misfortune, and as a
result the social service department
of the federation Is considering the
desirability of recommending legisla
tion to provide for compulsory Insur
ance for illness.
A committee has been in London
to study the operation of the national
Insurance act of Great Britain. Em
ployers were asked about the cost
of the insurance and Its relation to
business. Wage earners were asked
to give information regarding the ef
fects on wage rates, on the conditions
of employment, and on their general
welfare. Changes in the cost of poor
relief and any reduction in the death
rato from preventable diseases were
This general survey will prepare the
way for an Investigation by a commis
sion next spring, when an effort will
be made to bring together all Infor
mation which will Berve social insur
ance purposes in the United States.
The Next Great Man.
They are de-Angllcing Berlin, even
in the matter of hotel names. Well,
if it comes to signboards, what of
our own "King of Prussia?" About
half a dozen such in London still com'
memorate Frederick the Great, and
over all England you may still find
widespread the tavern glory of the
victor of Rosbach. Shall we proceed
to paint them all out, as has just been
done at Barnet? One recalls Gold
smith's tale of the alehouse keeper
of Islington, who made of his French
King sign a "Queen of Hungary."
"Under the Influence of her red nose
and golden scepter he continued to
sell ale till Bhe was no longer the
favorite of his customers; he changed
her therefore, some time ago, for the
King of Prussia, who may probably
be changed In turn for the next great
man that shall be set up for vulgar
admiration." Now, who Is the "next
great man" that shall emerge from
the fog? London Chronicle.
Objects to Milk Pasteurization.
Dr. Ralph Vincent of the Manches
ter (England) Infants' hospital says
that pasteurization cannot be relied
upon to kill tuberculosis bacilli and
claims that in his experience children
fed upon boiled or condensed milk
have been more prone to consumption
than those fed on raw milk. One of
his arguments against sterilizing milk
Is that we do not pasteurize butter, al
though it is a raw milk product. He
wants to prove that, although harm
ful bacilli exist In raw milk they are
useful in destroying other harmful ba
cilli in the liquid.
"My, my," exclaimed Mrs. Gabb, as
she looked up from the newspaper, "it
says here that a girl wrote her name
and address on an egg and secured a
husband. What do you think of that?"
"Rats," growled Mr. Gabb. "Mar
riage always was a shell game."
NEAR DEATH IN QUAGMIRE
Rsallsm Carried to Excess by Actor
In His Efforts to Secure an
All persons engaged In the produc
tion of photoplays at some time or
other in their career are confronted
with serious dangers. But it le rather
doubtful if any have had a more excit
ing and narrow escape from death than
G. L. Trimble, a leading man with the
In a recent picture staged near
Point Pleasant, N. J., the role enacted
by Trimble called for his sinking into
the quagmire. The cameras were
trained on him and the actors were
ready for the scene. Everyone was
impressed by the realistic manner In
which he sank into the swamp until
suddenly they became aware that he
was shouting for help. A rope was
thrown over the limb of a nearby tree
and it took four men to release Trim
ble's 286 pounds from the mud. A fel
low actor, Peter J. Lang, had a nar
row escape while placing the rope
under Trimble'B arms. Popular Me
chanics. Big Fish Frightened Her.
Fact and fiction mixed when Kate
Price, heading a company of players
under the direction of Capt. Harry
Lambart, sailed to Grassy Point, Ja
maica bay, to take a number of scenes
for "Fisherman Kate." Miss Price,
who had never felt the "pull" on a line,
became much Interested in the opera
tions of the crew of the boat, who were
enjoying themselves In true fisherman
style, one of the other of the members
frequently landing a "catch." Miss
Price, with her characteristic energy,
demanded an outfit and soon was not
the least Interested fisherman aboard.
She Jumped from fishline to camera
focus and back again, eagerly waiting
an hour for a bite, and was ready to
give up in despair when there was a
tug on her line, and disrupting the
usual serenity of a happy family party
by her excitement, she landed a four
foot man-eating shark. Giving one
look at yie fish, Miss Price screamed
and ran. The boat rail was in her
way, but that made no difference to
the comedienne. When rescued she
made two remarks: "Gee, I went down
so fast I bumped bottom," and "When
I go fishln' again I'll walk In off the
street and get them where they are
packed in ice."
Extends Scope of Work.
The Church and School Social Serv
ice bureau, an organization founded
for the purpose of presenting system
atically educational and religious mo
tion pictures, high-grade comedies and
clean dramas,' of which Dr. Frank
Crane is secretary, has become allied
with the duke of Manchester's Inter
national Education league. Doctor
Crane Is a prominent figure in church
and literary circles. He has held pas
torates in Chicago and Worcester,
Mass., ultimately leaving the pulpit
for a wider field. He engaged in
Journalism and his writings have ap
peared In newspapers throughout the
John Kerrigan Dead.
John Kerrigan, father of the well
known moving picture star. Warren
Kerrigan, died at his home in New Al
bany, Ind., after an illness of several
months. He was born seventy-seven
years ago in Dunstan, Ireland. He
moved to Canada and later to New Al
bany, where he resided for 40 years.
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Sarah MacLean
Kerrigan; a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen
Kerrigan Clement, and five sons, War
ren and Wallace Kerrigan of Los An
geles, Edward, Robert and Harry Ker
rigan of New Albany. Mrs. Clement
1b a widely-known actress, and Warren
and Wallace are leaders in their pro
fession. At Work on Big Prdouctlon.
William D. Taylor, the man who Is
making a big name for himself as a di
rector at Long Beach, Cal, can almost
claim that his experiences in direction
date back to the time when he spent
three years in Fanny Davenport's com
pany and did about everything to be
done in that company as well as play
ing opposite her. He even went to Eu
rope yearly to purchase certain neces
sary properties for her plays. Taylor
Is at present putting on a five-reel fea
ture photoplay with Neva Gerber play
ing opposite him.
"Chocolatt Soldier" In Film.
F. C. Whitney'B famous comic op
era, "The Chocolate Soldier," has
been "filmed" and is promised for
presentation in the immediate future.
The entire original cast has been en
gaged and will be seen in the charac
ters they created on the stage and
the Strauss music has been rearranged
from the original scale to fit the film
play. The first half of the photo play
is taken up with preliminary scenes,
showing war activities involving Ser
via and Bulgaria, then follows the
play as presented on the stage.
Strong Cast Engaged.
Blanche Chapman, who portrayed
the role of Mrs. Wiggs on the "legiti
mate' stage, has been engaged for the
Mtle role in "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cab
bage Patch." Other members in the
cast of this photoplay will Include
Beatrii Mlchellna, House Peters and
King Baggott in New Play.
King Baggott, screen star, Is now
actively engaged in the forthcoming
production of "The Man Who Misun
derstood," a two part drama written
by George Hall. George Lesaey Is di
recting the picture.
LEARNED HIS LESSON
YOUNG DOCTOR TOOK COUNSEL.
AND PROFITED THEREBY.
Found That There Are Many Who
Seek the Touch of a Healing Hand,
but It Must Be Skillfully
1. While yet King Woodrow ruled
over the people a certain young man
went forth from the place where phy
sicians are taught and betook him un
to a city, saying,
2. Verily, I have studied long and
diligently and spent much gold gain
ing wisdom in my calling. Now I will
heal the sick and lame and get me
great riches and high repute among
3. Whereupon he sought out a room
near the marketplace and hung out a
shingle to proclaim his calling.
4. And in due season it came to pass
that the sick came to him for counsel,
and many were healed and went upon
their way rejoicing.
6. And it came to pass that many
women with gold ornaments and pleas
ing incense came to seek his counsel
and be healed ot divers things.
6. But with one accord they came
not the second time unto him.
7. Whereupon he mourned exceed
ingly, for he said unto himself, Alas.,
and alas; Without the favor of tho
rich ones, I can never gain either -wealth
or high repute.
8. And he sought an elder doctor,
sorrowing, and spake unto him, saying,
9. Behold, thou art high In favor of
these wealthy dames, and they bestow
much fees upon thee, while I, who ex
cel thee in knowledge, get but a single
whack at them, and they return no
10. And the elder physician winked
the other eye, saying,
11. Much learning hath made thee
mad. Remember that when a woman
sayeth she is ill, she desireth not the
truth, but much attention.
' 12. And It came .to pass that when
next a rich woman called upon the
young physician, he rebuked her not,
saying, a few nights' sleep and a cup
of hot water before breakfast will
13. Nay, he shook his head Badly
and gave her many pills of dough and
14. Get thee to another clime and
take thine ease among the palms, and
keep thy body supple by much dancing
and bathing on the beach.
15. And, behold, Bhe showered much,
gold upon him and signed him for her
family doctor by the year.
16. And likewise it befell with many
more who came, until the young man
waxed fat and gouty with much prac
tice. 17. And he reflected often, saying
within himself, Verily, it is not only
the showmongers that fain must give
the public what it wants. Selah.
Stunted City Worker.
The stunted city worker has been
discussed recently in a remarkable
paper by an English Inspector of fac
tories. He contrasted the figures of
the height and weight of 2,749 men.
reared in such industrial centers as
Sheffield, Birmingham, Gateshead,
Newcastle and Swansea, working at.
Indoor occupations, with those of 400
navvies, iron workers and salmon fish
ermen, born and bred in rural dis
tricts and accustomed to outdoor call
He found that the averaee heleht of
the indoor workers was five feet, five
Inches, and the average weight 10
stone. The average hight of the out
door workers was five feet, eight
Inches and the weight 10 stone 4-
Scotsmen were the tallest, and na
tives of County Kerry the heaviest
He declared that a considerable pro
portion of the working populatioa
was being artificially stunted to &
He expressed the opinion that de
terioration was largely a matter of
poverty. Tea did more than was sus
pected to undermine the constitution
of the industrial classes.
"The child is otherwise In perfect
health," said the great physician, "but
I regret to say that he Is afflicted with,
a curious mental deficiency."
"Explain!" groaned the unhappy
father. "The pictorlus mucllo of thn medulla
gezinkus has never appeared In his-
brain. That Is the nerve that devel
ops the mathematical powers. To your
son figures and numbers, order and
system will be a conglomerate mass
"Then he can't work In MY office,
said the father sadly, "but he ought to
be great at making up the summer
train schedules for suburban rail
roads." Washington Post.
How to Banlih Files.
General Vaillard, president of the
health board of the French army, ad
dressed the Royal Society of Medicine
in London a few weeks ago on "House-
flies and Public Health." Among the
most Interesting things he said were
those about the best methods of rid
ding houses of flies. After mentioning
the traps and flypapers with which
everyone Is familiar, he spoke of pyre
thrum powder as very active when
fresh and pure. Milk containing 15
per cent of formalin is good, and fumi
gation with cresol ought to be more
common, as it destroys mosquitoes as
well as flies. This fumigation Is espe
cially useful In kitchens and BtablM,