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WOULD HANG ON TO QUARTER
Negro Was Determined to Have Some
thing by Which He Could Remem
ber President's Gift.
It occurred when Mr. Taft was pres
ident. He was in Augusta. Ga., and a
barbecue was to be given in his honor
at Mr. C. S. Bohler's country place.
Mr. Taft was expected to be on hand
at a certain hour. The roads were
misleading, and fearing to be late he
bade the chauffeur stop and inquire
directions of an old negro man who.
trudged nions. "Can you tell me where
Mr. Kohler's place is?" asked the
"Yes. sir, I kin, cayse I works dar
myself." The way as pointed out was
somewhat vague, so Mr. Taft told the
old man to jump In by the side of the
chauffeur and act as guide. Upon ar- j
riving at Mr. Bohler's home, Mr.
Taft gave the old man a 50-cent piece.
Mr. Bollier, afterward hearing of the
Incident, called the recipient, saying:
"Uncle To- ", I hear the president
gave you fifty cents. You ought to
prize that and keep it always as a sou
"I sho will do dat," the old negro
A few weeks later Mr. Bolder in
quired of Uncle Tom If he still had
the 50 cents.
"I tell you how It was, boss." an
swered the old negro. "I got in a tight
place and I bad to git dat money
changed. I spent one'quarter, but I'm
a gwine to keep dat udder quarter sho
.as I live."
WHAT GREAT WARS HAVE COST
Expenditures That in the Aggregate
Amount to Sum Sufficient to
Recently the congress of the United
States passed, almost without debate,
the greatest budget in the history of
the world, making available for Uncle
Sam $7.000.000,000 in order to carry on
the war on a scale commensurate with
its greatness. It ls interesting, there
fore, to compare with this the cost of
other wars. The Napoleonic wars,
which raged over Europe from 1793 to
1S15. cost approximately $7,000.000.000,
or the same amount that congress pro
vided for the United States to enter
Into the conflict, and that was only a
The Mexican war cost the United
States about !?100.000,000, a compara
tively trifling sum. The Civil war.
however, was a very expensive affair,
entailing the expenditure of $8,000.
600,000 from 1 SGI to 1SG5. The Franco
Prussian war cost the two nations en
gaged about $3.."00.000,000. The second
South African war. from 1900 to 1902,
cost $1.500.000.000. the conflict between
Russia and Japan consumed almost
$4.000.000,000, while the United States
got off very cheaply ia the Spanish
American war with an expenditure of
$175,000,000. The estimates on the out
lay for the present war up to October
1 of this year were $9S.S14,S75,000.
Rocky Mountain Xe'ws.
Over and above the great activity
of the British yards in building new
warsi.ips. particularly destroyers, and
the construction of merchant ships, an
enormous amount of time and labor
has to be devoted to repairs. In a re
cent speech Sir Eric Geddes said:
"During one month the number of war
vessels -which needed repairs was
nearly l.OfK)-that is. In addition to the
1,100 merchant ships-and that was by
no means an abnormal month. Since
the beginning of the war 31.000 war
vessels. Including patrol craft and
mine sweepers, have been docked or
placed on the ways, and these figures
do not include repair work done to the
vessels of our allies."
Add to this the :irminp: of the vast
fleet of British merchant vessels, and
we have some conception of the enor
mous ta.sk of shipbuilding, equipping
and repairing carried on by the British
Tractors for Cultivation of Rice.
The French government of Cochin
China has become interested in the
employment of caterpillar tractors for
-the cultivation of rice. On September
29, 1917. a 45 horse power track ma
chine valued at more than $.".900 Unit
ed States currency, was purchased tele
graphically. If the experiment is suc
cessful, larger orders will follow. Ev
erything depends upon whether the
tractor can operate in the soft rice-pad
dy fields of Cochin China.
Tokyo Grows in Importance.
? The prosperity of Greater Tokyo
city is shown by the increased taxes
over last year, the average being 37
per cent. In the eight tax-collection
districts the total exceeds 99,000,000
yen (!?49.500,000) ; the rates of in
crease vary from 9M> per cent In the
Yotsuya district to 50 per cent in the
Byogoku and 72 per cent in the Yeitai
districts, where the offices and resi
dences of tlie narikin are'located.
Why He Was Short.
. .This man says you owe him money,
Sam," said the Judge.
"Dat's right, .judge. I does."
"Well, why don't you pay him?"
"Why, I hain't got nothin't' pay him
"Well, why haven't you?"
.To tell de hones' truf, judge,
'spects my wife has felled down on de
.T called Smith a hard name just
"He ?5esn*t seem to be displeased."
"Why should he be? I told him h?
pas a brick."
By LEE VERONE ALLAN.
(Copyright, ISIS, Weatern Newspaper Union.;
"You have doue me a great favor,"
said Dudley North, shaking hands with
a companion in a passenger coach.
"Don't speak of IL I'm only glad
that the people at Hillside won't be
disappointed. Remember, though, you
are Robert Wade.'f
"I've got my lesson by heart,"
laughed the other.
Aimlessly drifting, leaving It to
chance where he would land, Dudley
North had entered Into a casual con
versation with his seat mate on the
train. The latter had told him that he
was bound for Weston, but he had in
tended going to Hillside up to that
"Cou see," he explained, "some peo
ple at Hillside sent to an agency in
tiie city for a chauffeur. I agreed to
take the position. Only this morning,
though, an old employer sent for mc.
Sorry to disappoint the agency and the
Worthingtons. They expect me on this
"See here," interposed North, "I
want work. Wonder if I couldn't fit
tn?" And an hour later, fully posted,
.he arrived at the station of the little
town of Hillside. In the distance a
haie showed, surrounded hy fine resi
dences. An automobile stood at the
edge of the platform. From it a young,
man with a satchel hastened to catch
tlie train and directed the quick query
to the one passenger alighted:
"You the new chauffeur?" and North
"All right, there's the car. My sis
ters are over at the store." Then he
was gone, and crossing the street the
sweetest little specimen of girlish love
liness came tripping tip to the machine.
"Oh. the new chauffeur?" she spoke.
"My" sister Hortense will be here in a
minute or two. You don't know the
wavs around her, of course?"
'ht will not take me long to learn,"
"No, and I'll help you," chattered on
Miss Gladys Worthington. "I'll call
out 'right.' or 'left,' just before we
reach a turn."
"I shall certainly be obliged," said
North, and the warm sense ef emotion
the very human Gladys had inculcated,,
became cougealed as her queenly sis
ter appeared and with chilling hauteur
spoke the mandutory word:- "Home."
There was a winding road, then two
Junction thoroughfares. "Right," di
rected a silvery voice; another turu,
"Gladys, you annoy me," spoke the
haughty Miss Hortense.
"You'd be worse annoyed If Mr.
Wade-that Is your name I believe
took you out of your way."
"Our chauffeur can be iristracted by
! the butler," planned Miss Hortense
After that North was always glad
when Gladys was the sole passenger In
"Mr. Wade," she said one day, when
he had halted the machine at the side
of a lonely country road while some
little children, guests of Gladys, were
gathering flowers, "would you feel
bored if I read you some jingles I have
been trying to whip into shape for a
club paper a group of us have started?"
"I should be greatly pleased,"
avowed North, and the pure, clear
sentiments enunciated by the rhymes
showed the true innocence and ingenu
ousness of this unspoiled daughter of
the rich. North forgot himself in sug
gesting corrections, in perfecting the
rhymes of the little poem.
"Why, Mr. Wade," she exclaimed,
"you must have read and studied a
great deal to know all that!" and he
discerned an awakening suspicion in
her mind that he was not what he pur
ported to be. The barrier of tiieir
widely separated social status was
completely broken down when, one
day, a reckless driver collided with
their car, and, but for Wade seizing
Gladys ?md leaping with her to safety
at the risk of his own life, lier's would
have been sacrificed.
All this led to a natural result-Dud
ley North bad met his fate and could
not resist telling Gladys that he loved
her. He told her also that he could
not remain near her in a false position.
Of his past he divulged nothing. He
would go away and make something
better of himself than an unambitious
chauffeur. Then Gladys wept softly,
but told him that she would follow bira
to the ends of the world at his word.
North had advised Mr. Worthington
that he would give up his position on
a certain day. The one preceding
Miss Hortense ordered him to drive
to the depot for a guest. North gave
a great start as the guest in question
arrived on the train. The latter stood
spellbound, staring at him from the
platform. He was an old man, stern,
overbearing in his presentment, but
something kindly stirred him at the
sight of North-the son whom he had
sent adrift after a senseless quarrel. '
"So!" he said, but with a slight
catch In his voice, "menial labor, is
"Is that dishonorable?" calmly ques
tioned Dudley. "The machine is ready
for you, sir." .
"Sir?" repeated Mr. Gerald North,
a tinge of bitterness In his tone.
"Come, come, my boy, let us under
stand one another."
The breach was healed when they
reached the Worthington home. Miss
Hortense was wide-eyed when she
learned the real identity of her de
spised chauffeur, and little Gladys
blessed little Gladys-she and Dudley
went ail over a new wooing to hide
the one that had already llnkeU their
hearts in unison.
SOLVES PROBLEM OF GARBAGE
Incinerator Easily Constructed and
Not Costly Will Consume Unsightly
Rubbish That Accumulates.
An effective, cheap incinerator for
a suburban home can be made from
the materials listed herein. First lay
six and one-half bricks; on a smooth
base, beginning on one side with half
a brick placed next to a whole brick;
then take a whole brick and lay lt
crossing the end of the last one. Con
tinue this until the full six and one
half bricks have been used. The
second, third and fourth rows are laid
In the same manner, lapping the
joints. When the fourth tier is com
pleted lay on a good one-half inch coat
of mortar and imbed in it ten iron
bars each 21 inches long and about
one-fourth inch in diameter (or the
flat kind) laying two in front over
An Incinerator Built of a Few Bricks,
Having a Grate Under the Garbage
Grate for Drying and Burning the
the bricks to support the next tier,
spacing them equally. Another com
plete tier of eight bricks is then laid,
starting with six and one-half bricks
to make the front opening. On top of
this lay ten more bars imbedded in
the' mortar, then lay five layers of
bricks, finishing the top by rounding
it off with mortar.
When this is completed the incinera
tor will have a fire grate below and an
? other above entirely surrounded with
bricks. The second grate forms a re
ceptable for garbage. The mortar
should be made of slaked lime and
! sharp sand.-Ronald F. Riblet, in Pop
! ular Science Monthly.
TURNING GARBAGE INTO FUEL
Experiments Made by Texas City
Would Seem to Have Solved Most
Austin, Tex., has solved the prob
lem of garbage disposal In a way that
is not only sanitary but profitable.
Forty of the leading citizens formed a
company and made a contract to re
move all the city's refuse and garbage.
This Is taken to a factory, where all
non-inflammable objects, such as bot
tles, iron and tin cans are removed.(1
What is left is ground, mixed with
ground coal slack, steam and creosote
and molded into bricks weighing two
pounds each. The brick sells at ???\50
The University of Texas analyst
tested the bricks for heat-p'-Hueing
qualities and found that where oak
gave 8,000 heat units the garbage
bricks gave 12,000. They burn equally
well in ranges, furnaces, bakery grates,
open grates and base burner stoves.
Concerning Question of Painting.
Woodwork which is covered with
old paint should always he thoroughly
prepared before ii new painting is ap
plied, since noticing but a slovenly
and imperfect result can come from an
attempt to cover up old and flaking
paint with new. AH old painted sur
face should be thoroughly gone over
with wire brushes, or scraped with
broken glass or steel scraper. A prob
lem Is sometimes encountered, es
pecially in reclaimed farmhouses which
are being remodelled, when successive
layers of old paint have combined to
form a thick, lumpy coat which has
filled the corners of all the mouldings
so that the application of a fresh cont
will only make matters worse. Here
the best cure Is burning off all. the
old paint and getting down to the orig
inal wood.-C. Matlack Price, in the
Civic Reforms Bound to Grow.
Every movement must have a be
ginning, but the success of some is
so nearly Instantaneous that we scarce
ly realize a small beginning could
have been recorded. All civic reforms
have small beginnings, to use a phrase
sanctioned by custom. The school
garden movement had a hard strug
gle for the first two years; so had
playgrounds, yet what notable success
both have achieved.
Look to Roofs Now.
Are your roofs in condition to stand
the heavy spring and summer rains?
The cold weather will soon be over
and coal shortage will be forgotten
until next year but the comforts of our
homes might be threatened by neglect
ing the conditions of the roofs.
Make Hedges Ornamental.
Hedges are used either for defense
or ornament, or both. But while we
plant for defense or shelter, as in case
of a windbreak, let us also plant for
ornament. The co6t of the dual pur
pose hedge is no greater, yet carries
a double value.
The war is cosring the combined
allies more than $30,000,000 an hour.
The daily fate of this huge sum is
simple waste. A shortening of the
war by days or even hours would
mean the redemption of colossal
' We must bend every financial ef
fort towards shortening the war.
Every small amount invested by a
child in Thrift Stamps tends to
wards this end. The influence of
every Thrift Stamp purchased is a
little momentum toward easier vic
. Thus a ehild's savings may be in
strumental in definitely shortening
this war and in saving many times
its own value in money, to say noth
ing of conserving human life.
Encourage your c' *d to invest in
Aj? interest-bearing Thrift Stamps
instead of merely hoarding his pen
nies in a tin bank.
Thrift Stamps cost 25 cents each
and may be bought at the postoffice,
from your mail carrier and at most
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Thrift Stamps cost 25 cents
each and draw no Interest You
can buy them from your letter
carrier, either city or rural routa
at tho post office or your bank.
You will be given a card to paste
them on. This costs nothing.
There are spaces for 16 Thrift
Stamps on this card. When your
card is full, take it to your post
office or bank any time, with a
few cents additional and your
card will be exchanged for an
interest-bearing War Savings
Certificate worth $5 on Jan. L
1923. This gives you 4 per cent
Interest compounded quarterly.
You can buy 20 War Savings
Certificates at one time. They
will cost you $82.40, and their
face value at the time of re
demption, January 1, 1923, will
War Savings Certificates may
be registered at any post office
of the First, Second or Third
War Savings Certificates may
be converted Into cash at the
post office where issued if you
need the money. You will get
interest, too, at about 3 per cent.
TAY the Hand That
Would Hoard the Pennies-^
Guide It to Patriotic and
The childish instinct tends usually toward saving.
But to this instinct must be added a purpose in thc
saving. Thc mere hoarding of coin pleases a child's
fancy, but it does not teach the lesson of thrift
Teach your child his first lesson of patriotism by
making him a factor in aiding the government, and
his first lesson of investment by placing his money
where it earns interest Thrift Stamps furnish the
government with money for carrying on the war.
They earn 4 per cent interest Replace the penny
bank with a'Thrift Stamp Book.
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