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NEWSY PARS.

-For the business man : There are businesses that hare succeeded with very little or practically no advertising. There are also businesses that have succeeded without personal canvassingl or representatives, but the permanent successes hare been built by the judicious use of both. Germany, according to the religi-! ous statistics of the Empire, has an increasing number of persons without any religious profession. The number has grown from 17,000 in 190;7 or nearly 206,000. More stories are breaking out about \ Mr-Oscar Hammerstein. One (on the authority of Mr James Glover) is to the effect that at a London dinner he boasted to an unknown gentleman his determination to give London a worthy opera house at last. "But what about Covent Garden?" politely asked the unknown. "Covent Garden 1 Blah! A mere glorified rabbit— hutch!" was the contemptuous rejoinder. The unknown said nothing, his name was Neil Forsyth. Miss Hammerstein, accordingj to New Yorki interviews, is not lacking in her father's aplomb. She is declared to have said that it was "just bully to see pa smoking) a cigar in the vestibule of the London Opera Hbuse and dukes and countesses driving tip and beseeching' him to find them a seatl"

The germs of consumption, diphtheria, or Influenza may lurk in the mouthpieces of telephones, and healthy individuals touching the mouthpieces with their lips or hands may unconsciously contract any jns of these diseases. One cannot, mcdi cal authorities assert, over-estimata the. clanger which tlie public runs in this way. Few better culture-beds for tubercle bacilli can be imagined' thaa some telephone boxes. The atmosphere in them is humid, arid darkness encourages the breeding ■el germs: Many people when using a public telephone actually press their lips into the mouthpiece. Others touch the mouthpiece with their -hands. Either of these practices is very daagerous. For the safety of the public, it is held that some method of disinfection should be employed, not only as far as public telephones are concerned, but also in regard.""'to those privately owned.

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NEWSY PARS. Thames Star, Volume XLVII, Issue 14511, 26 April 1913

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