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"Millionaire Kid" Friend of All in Boom Town
HOPEWELL, VA.-Out of Washington obscurity, where he toiled unostenta
tiously, little Joseph J. Oulahan has sprung to fame. Hopewell, Va., the
wild-west town which was created in a night, knows Joseph. He is hailed
everywhere by rough-bearded, acid
scarred gun-toters; by Greeks and
Slavs and Irishmen, and by a myriad
He reached the Miracle City of
SVirginia almost without a penny.
Something about this sturdy young
ster, who had dived into this raw
town to shift for himself, appealed to
the men who had swarmed there.
They helped in little ways. Then
came the day when he hit upon a
scheme of finance which won him his
name. Out-of-town newspapers were scarce; soft drinks scarcer. Hopewell
is a dry, not to say arid, town.
So he romped off to Petersburg, returning with stacks of papers and
gallons of soft drinks. Joe's goods went like wildfire and at prices that
rivaled the skyward flights of our leading war stocks.
At once Joe showed another side of his nature. When he was making $20
a day-and it is said he made even more than that for a while-he spent $60
at one clip for a sick companion, first putting him in the Hopewell hospital
and afterward paying his fare back to Washington. Needy, seedy strangers
in Hopewell. who approached Joe for a small loan always got it.
In a trice his sobriquet was attached to him-a label destined to remain
eternally on the lips of Hopewell's men. "Millionaire kid" he was called.
"Millionaire kid" he is called today.
As time went on, prices fell, and Joe's earnings didn't anything like
Justify the name which had been attached to him. But it stuck, nevertheless.
In the press of fierce competition, caused by the entry of other boys into
the newspaper selling field. Joe took to selling papers on the trains running
between Petersburg and Hopewell.
One day 125 of Hopewell's sturdy citizens were packed in one of the
grimy cars when the conductor, irritated by the pranks of the men, tried to
vent his wrath on Joe. The whole 125 jumped for him and one of them said:
"Mister, if you think you can whip the whole Du Pont works you rough
house that kid; otherwise, you leave him be."
Since that historic day Joe has traveled upon the train and sold his
papers in peace.
Joe's present ambition is to open a small news stand in Hopewell. If he
grows up there and runs for congress it looks like his election ought to be a
sure thing-provided, of course, that his admirers haven't killed one another
of by that time.
The writer ran into Joe just after he had finished one of his train trips.
"Doesn't this sort of notoriety make you nervous?" asked the writer. "It
seems a lot like having to shake hands with a lot of field artillery."
Joe shook his head.
"You don't understand 'em," he said. "They're the finest fellows on earth
it you know how to treat 'em."°
Which the millionaire kid certaintly does.
New York Bonifaces Are Prepared for Anything
NEW YORK.-"Ask and ye shall receive." Is the motto that can be applied
to the big hotels, when guests arrive with meager baggage and want
something they cannot buy. The bonifaces are adequately prepared for any
thing. They have been known to
have supplied everything from a tooth
brush to an entire outfit. Women VEU
guests traveling light, who have re- ;, " )(11TE
cived invitations to informal affairs ,
and who have been at their wits' end /
bow to procure the necessary costume,
have told their troubles to the man
ager and have been made happy. Only
the other day a similar case confront
ed a well-known man from the West.
His wife had failed to put his evening 0
togs in his grip. He appealed to the
manager of his hotel and soon he was rigged out with an open-faced suit,
including everything from silk socks to walking cane. Hotel managers are
constantly being called on to aid guests in such emergencies. Some of the
requests are amusing. A short time ago a Baptist clergyman arrived here
wearing light tan shoes. He was called on by a prominent clergyman to
occupy his pulpit It being late Saturday night he could not buy a pair of
black shoes, so he did the next best thing; he told his troubles to the hotel
man, who found a pair of shoes for him, even if they were a size smaller. I
And one Sunday afternoon a man who wanted to catch a train crushed his 4
hat in a taxicab. He could find no place to buy another. The disappointed
traveler handed his battered headgear to the check boy and within a short t
time the hat was made to look like new. "If a commuter suddenly receives I
a last-minute invitation to a formal social affair," said one manager today, '
"and cannot find time to make the trip home and back in time, he need not
worry; we can fix him up. We do it every day." In fact, anything and
everything is somewhere within the walls of the modern hotel.
Antics of Sale Reveal Popular Spring Tints
N W YORK.-What Is the windiest spot in New York? This question I I
not asked in a spirit of levity. Recently a wind expert made extensive
and careful researches with a brand-new wind measurer. His conclusion
was that all sections of the city are (
pretty windy. but some are more so.
N. B.-They are wearing a lot of
Spink ones this year.
The Park place and Broadway cor
* nor was visited first. The wind that
whistles about it has a peculiar, Ilift.
ing action that whirls hats and papers
hundreds of feet straight upon into
SUntil the other day the altitude
r ecord was held by a panama hat
owned by a Newark barber. It reached I
the twenty-fourth floor of the large building there one windy day last June.
This day, however, a large straw hat was blown from a girl's head to the
twenty-sixth story, and almost to the twenty-seventh.
At the Whitehall building where the United States weather bureau counts
the raindrops and reads the wind meter, the gale was 76 miles an hour.
N. B.--Pale yellow ones are also being worn extensively.
The Platiron building lived up to its reputation. An 80-mile gale played ,
tag around the building most of the day.
Another windy corner was found at Madison avenue and Porty-third t
treet, where the gale blew around the base of the Biltmore hotel So violent
was the breeze that several women were blown against the building and held
there. It was necessary to throw them ropes and pull them to safety.
N. B.-Many of the black ones have colored clocks.
About the windiest place encountered was the arch under the Municipal
building. Through this Old Boreas howled and roared. Only the stoutest
ould buck the wind for any gain. Most of those who tried were held for
downs. One particularly lusty gust measured 88 miles an hour.
N. B.-Only two pairs of red ones were discovered.
Alligators Terrify Diners in a Florida Hotel,
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.-The Florida contingent of the Daughters of the
American Revolution met at a dinner in the Windoor hotel here and some
thoughttal person, to give local color to the affair, put several smal No. 9A
ligators in the pool of the fountain
in the room where the goldfish used
to be kept.
Alligators ate up the gRoldflsh as a
lct cours and then, attracted by the
merry sounds and rattling of knives a
mnd forks, crawled out of the tank and
aigled with the diners-for a mo
ment only. The revolutionary daugh
ters declined to do their part of the
mingling, and, with a series of shrieks, a
they rapidly mounted the dining-room a
chairs. The alligators wagged their h
tils in apparent delight at the sensation, but they did not try to climb the
chairs. The women continued to scream, and a phalanx of brave waiters
charged on the alligators and drove them back into the fishless pool, where
two of the waiters stood guard to prevent them escaping again. The soup
wars oold by that time, and was eaten in grim silence so as not to stir up the
agators to making a fresh sortie.
It was agreed that the scheme of Introducing local color was a prc
gsaced success, in a way, but any monkeying with the color line in Florida
dies et meet the approval of the daughters, and they are trying to find out
PROPERLY BALANCED RATION FOR POULTRY
Excellent Trio of Rhode Island Reds.
(By F. W. KA7METER. Texas Agricul
1 In preparing a balanced ration, the
palatability of the various ingredi
2 ents should be considered. In addition
t to the various conrtituents which
foods carry, they possess a certain
0 medical quality, either liked or
0 disliked by the fowls, and either bene
1 ficlal or harmful to their well-being.
s Corn possesses a sweet flavor liked
by all fowls, yet should be fed in a
d limited amount to laying and grow
* ing stock because it is too fattening.
The palatability of a ration should be
a considered, because if the individual
does not like the ration it does not dl
gest to its best ability. Appetite plays
I an ifnportant part in the feeding of
animals as well as fowls.
That which fowls like best they gen
erally digest best. In feeding fowls
give them their choice as much as
possible. An animal's power of se
lecting food is greater than is gen
erally expected and should be taken
into consideration. Yet this power
of selection is sometimes so much in
fluenced by the flavor of a certain
r grain as to induce them to eat more
than is good for them. This, too,
should be taken into consideration.
It is advised to feed a variety of
foods for two reasons. It increases
COTTONSEED MEAL AS FEED
Mixture Recommended Which is Espe
clally Valuable for Suckling
gows and Little Pigs.
Make a mixture by weight, about
one-third cottonseed meal, one-third
cottonseed hulls and one-third rice
bran, corn chops, whole corn, wheat
bran or shorts, whichever is most
available. Mix with water to a thick
mush in two vessels (and old barrel
sawed in two is good) and leave to
sour or ferment, which will take from
12 to 48 hours, according to the weath
er and other conditions; then feed
from these alternately; using the con
tents of one, while that of the other
is left to sour.
A good growing ration may be based
on one pound of dry mixture per 100
pounds of live weight. Fcr quick
fattening this may be doubled, quad
rupled or even more largely increased.
Indeed, the Texas experimental sta
tion fed as much as seven pounds of
cottonseed meal per day to 150-pound
hogs, though this is extreme and un
economical, if not dangerous.
When ready to feed, add fresh wa
ter to the feeding ration sufficient to
bring to a thin slop, about the consis
tenc) of buttermilk, and give the hogs
all they will clean up
All hogs eat it greedily and all
thrive on it from the lordly head of
the herd to the tiniest grunter. Hut
for "piggy" or suckling sows it ii es
pecially valuable, giving to the pigs
both before and after farrowing a
growth and vigor attainable with no
o her feed on earth.
CLEANING UP POULTRY HOUSE
Vermin Cannot Be Eradicated Until
Building Is Thoroughly Overhauled
and Then Whitewashed.
Houseclean the henhouse so as to
get rid of mites. Clean up the dirty
floor T'ake out the roosts and scrape
them, and clean out the dirty nests.
If they are too badly infested, burn
them up and make "ome new ones
Prush down the cobwebs from the cor
ners. Then take a spray pump and
spray the whole inside of the poultry
house, getting into all the cracks and
corners with a mixture of one part
crude carbolic acid to ten of kerosene.
This kills any of the mites which may
have fled to the cracks and crevices
f r safety After this is dry, put on
the whitewash. It may be put on with
tLe same spray pump, but It sticks
bettet Lnd lasts longer if it is put on
with a brush Lice and mites can't
stand whitewash. After the white
wash has thoroughly dried, refit the
house with clean roosts and nests, and
put some clean straw on the Poor. If
yon wish. you can dust the hens off
with lice powder before admitting
them to the house. Repeat dusting
again bi about a. week.
Sheep Like Rough Food.
Owing to the roomy character of the
frst stomach of the sheep and the
great strength and vigor of its diges- 1
tire system, it can utilize large quan
titles - of rough food perhaps better
than any other domestic animal. No
matter what food of good quality is 1
available, considerable coarse food
should be available anyway.
Work of Two-Horse Binder.
A two-horse corn binder can cut
about five times as much corn in a day I
as can a good workman cutting byI
Manure is the most important fer
tiliser for the market garden, supply- I
ing both plant food and organic mat- t
Sound Feet and Legs.
Good even stable floors are a neces
sty for sound feet and legs.
the palatability of a ration, and it
gives the fowls a little chance to se
lect what agrees with them best.
Fowls forced to eat a certain food day
after day get tired of it after a time,
refuse to eat quite as much, digest
less, and hence do not do as well.
r Cooking some feeds decreases the
digestibility of the protein constitu
ents. As a practice it is not advisable
I to cook food for poultry; it does not
t pay for the extra labor. The only ex
ceptions would be one or two vege
tables which have their feeding value
increased by cooking, like turnips and
V It is not advisable to feed an entire
a ration, of either whole or ground
f grains. It requires more energy to di
gest whole grains than it does ground
grains and fowls cannot digest as
s much whole grain in a day as they
can ground grain. The more they
can digest the faster the growth and
the better the egg production.
A properly balanced ration must
r contain both whole, cracked and
ground grains. Either fed alone never
i produce the best results. It is not
advisable to feed entirely on ground
grains because the crop and gizzard
are there for several purposes. One
f of them is to grind up the whole
I grains into smaller particles.
TO START SWEET POTATOES
Tubers Are Propagated From Sets or
Shoots Obtained by Planting in
Sweet potatoes are propagated from
I sets of shoote which spring from the
tubers, when they are planted and
t form the tips of the runners. The
sets are obtained, by planting the pots.
L toes in a hotbed. The roots should be
I bedded five or six weeks before the
sets are wanted for planting out The
I sets are broken from the potatoes for
transplanting when they are three or
I four inches high and others form in
their place, so that in all two to four
crops are obtained.
For the late planting cuttings 12
to 14 inches long may be taken from
Sweet Potato Stem Borer.
the young vines after they have start
Sets of cuttings are put out in rows
about three feet apart and the plants
spaced 18 inches in the row. Most
growers plant sweet potatoes on ridges
two to twelve inches high. The ridges
warm up sooner than the fiat earth.
VALUABLE CROP FOR SOUTH
Cowpeas, Called "the Poor Man's
Clover," Can Be Grown on Al
most Any Kind of Soil.
Cowpeas can be grown es far north
as Dent corn can be grown and on
land so poor that clover would not
catch at all. T-hey are called "the
poor man's clover," because you can
get such quick results. A crop of cow
peas can be grown in three months,
and it will be fully equal to a two
years' crop of clover.
You can sow the peas any time
from May to August and can get a
good big crop following an early crop
taker off in June or July
Plowed under after the first frost,
they will leave the ground in elegant
shape for a crop next rear. The seed
costs about $2.50 per bushel and
should b- drilled in at the rate of one
half bushel per icre.
Mutton and Turnips.
A juicy wether lamb hung up in a
cold place will provide choice dinners
for the family until it Is used up Don't
forget to have mashed turnips and
butter with it.
Fiber brushes for washing milk
utensils should replace the common
dishrag. They do better work and are
more easily kept clean.
Cuttings of Bunch Grape.
It is not too late to make cuttlngs
of the bunch grape. Use the rigorous
short-Jointed wood that grew last sum.
Order Some Fruit Trees.
If you neglected to order truit trees
In the fall do it now. They may be
transplanted in spring with good re
Earliest Gain Is Cheapest.
In stock growing remember that
tho earliest gain is the cheapest.
By M. M'CULLOUGH-WILLIAM]
E·may would have sneered if you
had said, "A wind of destiny" when a
rain* squall whipped half a letter
from his loosely-clasped fingers and
sent it sailing high over the tree
Certainly it would never fall under
Juliet Ravenel's eye. Any others he
could lout or baffe, but hers, sharp
ened by an acutely-sensitive jealousy,
would read not only what was in the
lines, but between thei.
Carolyn should have known better
than to write so, he reflected irritably.
Yet he had been unreasonably angered
to find no touch of sentiment-only a
gay and apparently genuine cama
raderie-when he had been assuring
himself that he had broken her heart.
Public life allured him. How Caro
lyn had glowed when she came to
t know of it. The worldly-wide trick
s. ter who had sought to advance him
had said: "But take it from me, son
y -if you marry her and try to keep on
living up to her you'll be a failure it
t will break her heart to see." Then
after two years of struggle Fate had
e thrown Juliet and her millions in his
e She was thin and dark, piteously
t alone, just turned thirty and so rath
er older than he. She was narrowly
suspcious of men and their motives
a and well sh- might be-scores had
1 tried to marry her on the strength of
e Just then came Norbert Esmay to
1 captivate her utterly and thereby make
I- her look at life from a different view
s Naturally, Esmay had been touched
r deeply. He had acted honorably, even
r laying the case before Carolyn and bid
I ding her decide it for him. She had
answered him in a single sentence:
t "Unless I bade you take the goods the
i gods provide I could not sign myself,
r as I do, always faithfully your friend,
t Carolyn Dare."
1 He had accepted her verdict and
i now the wedding was only a week
The storm was over, the afternoon
low sun struggling through the fast
moving clouds. At that moment a car
came swiftly up the drive.
Before he could rush down the two
lights to the hall he heard Juliet's
voice demanding peremptorily:
"Where is Mr. Esmay? I want him
"Right here in person!" Esmay an
i swered, coming forward with arms out
3 stretched in welcome.
Juliet had come in the company of
old Judge Nixon, the wiliest of the dis
appointed prospective trustees who
had held and managed the Ravenel es
i tate until time had compelled them to
p give it over to its legal owner.
On the way to make a final appeal
to his strong-willed ward, the wind of
destiny had dropped Carolyn's letter
" plump into his lap.
Regarding it as a providential inter
position in his favor, Judge Nixon had
taken it straight to Juliet, bidding her
read it-and be cautious.
"Come! We will face him with this
-together!" she had said, her eyes
emitting sparks, her lips a livid line.
Now, a gray-faced statue, she hand
ed the sheet to Esmay, saying hoarse
ly: "I brought it-because it seems
"Thank you! How kind. It is im
portant-rather!" Esmay returned
with a reassuring smile. "You don't
know the good sort she is. I am sav
ing all the letters that come to me
about-you see, they are to begin the
book I mean to make for you--the
book of our life together-"
"H-m! Any coupons?" Nixon inter
Esmay smiled placidly. "I hope so.
Redeemable at the bank of happiness,"
Jullet broke, a sob in her throat. "To
think I-I-distrusted you-surely,
Norbert-you can't forgive me."
"There is nothing to forgive.," Es
may began magnanimonusly.
Judge Nixon stepped to the phone.
"You won't mind if I call up Miss
Dare?" he said skeptically.
Juliet broke into violent protest,
but Esmay nodded, smiling outwardly,
though not quite easy at heart. Still
-he trusted Carolyn-she had intul
tions like lightning. Juliet crept be
side him, laying a timid hand on his
arm-he slipped it half about her and
was remorseful to feel her meager fig.
are tremble like a leaf.
He began to tremble in sympathy.
Suppose Carolyn should blunder after
Judge Nixon was shrewd-but cross
examinations by long-distance has its
disadvantages. He tried to be non
committal. The third question let
Carolyn know 'her letter had made
trouble-so clearly that all three
heard her as she called: "Surely,
judge, I wrote a beautiful letter
don't know just what it said-but the
formula isn't copyrighted. Mr. and
Mrs. Norbert Esmay are welcome to I
use it when they felicitate me-ye-
Pm going to marry. When? Oh, as
soon as Billy Wickham gets his new
house done-and asks me."
Jullet pushed the Judge aside, say.
ing brokenly into the receiver: "I
can't wait. Carolyn. You know I'm
not smart like you-but-but-you've
made me so happy. God bless you,
"Amen!" came tfaintly over the
(Copyright. 191, by McClure Newspa
Effect of Gas Tank ExplosIon.
It is well known that illauminating
gas is explosive, though it is difficult
to say just how great would be the 1
explostive effect. It is impossible to i
calculate and only experience and o -
servation would afford any indication.
There are not at hand any data which
will determine the effect of an explo
lsion of a gas tank either on buildings
close by or at a distance.
Blow at Modern Fiction.
Magazine short stories multiply, but
those that improve on the short
stories of "Mother Goose" are few
and far between-DBrooklyn Eagle.
Eakin ~ Over
ODE R N
NE MIGHT easily have made
himself believe he was on
fifth avenue, had it not been
for the crowds of brown
faced, sailor-hatted, white-clad people
about. A hurdy-gurdy was grinding
out the latest tunes. The streets were
brilliantly lighted, and the great news
paper building in front of which we
stood was ablaze with hundreds of
electric lights, writes F. Herron Smith
in the Christian Herald. Even as we
looked a gigantic sign in a strange
language flashed before our faces. Our
eyes wandered to the right to behold
one of the most beautiful illuminations
imaginable; the venerable and plo
turesque South Gate of Seoul outlined
with hundreds of incandescent lights.
To our left was another great gate
delineated in electricity against a dark
mountain, and clustered about it and
in front dozens of glittering towers
On the tallest, another searchlight was
located; and above, a Zeppelin-shaped
captive balloon, gay with colored
lights, proclaimed the merits of a pop
ular brand of tooth powder and cos
At every station in Japan and even
ab the steamers we had seen the gor
geous posters of a Korean dancing girl
advertising the Chosen Industrial ex
hibition. celebrating the fifth anniver
sary of the annexation, and we needed
no guide to tell us that we were in
the midst of it. It is five years since
old Korea died and Japan as coroner
took charge of the remain. Japan is
unique. Most countries would have
cremated the corpse and gotten what
they could from the ashes. Japan de
cided on resuscitation, and a veritable
resurrection is taking place. Only the
other day Dr. Robert E. Speer, at a
luncheon given in his honor by the
governor general, Count Terpuchi, said
that Japan's policy toward Korea was
unique In two respects.
What Japan Is Doing for Korea.
Japan is the only country that is sub
sidizing its colonies to any extent
(from four to six millions, gold, a
year), and Japan is the only strong
and virile nation that has offered and
is trying to assimilate a weak nation
over which it has secured control Doc
'ý+7EA ý. "
IN A 5¶E ZT 0' R L
The Industrious Toad.
The toad lives from ten to forty
years, and it can lay over 1.000 eggs a
year. It has lived two years without
food, but cannot live long under wa
ter. It never takes dead or motionless
food. It captures and devours wasps,
yellow-jackets, ants,. beetles, worms,
spiders. snalls. bugs, grasshoppers,
crickets, weevils, caterpillars, moths.
etc. In twenty-four hours the toad
consumes enough food to fill its stom
ach four times. A single toad will in
three months devour over 10.000 in
sects. It every ten of these would
have done one cent damage, the toad
has saved $100. Evidently the toad is
a valuable friend to the farmer, gar
dener and fruit grower, and can be
imade especially useful in the green
house. garden and berry patch.-In
Using Old Bottles.
A bottle may be cut off by wrapping
a cord saturated in coal oil around it
several times, then setting fire to the
cord, and just when It has finished
burning plunging the bottle Into cold
water and tapping the end you wish
tor Speer was filled with amazement at
the changes that had taken place in
the eighteen years since he had visited
Korea, and even we who live on
Chosen are amazed at the miracles
that are constantly taking place before
our very eyes. The great X of the
railroad is constantly being extended
till it now totals more than 1,000
miles, and the upper right hand is rap
idly stretching toward Vladivostok.
Were it not for the railroad the expo
sition would be an impossibility, but
with its aid some 20,000 people each
day are viewing their modernized capi
tal and the exhibits showing what has
been accomplished in the past few
People Well Treated and Contented.
General Terauchi takes more pride
in what the Koreans have accom
plished than in what is done by the
Japanese. He looks on them as his
children and has instilled into the
Japanesi the feeling that they must
treat the Koreans as younger brothers
*ad sisters. Where a few years ago it
was not unusual to see a Japanese
beating or kicking a Korean, nowadays
one can travel from one end of the
country to the other, as the writer
does, without seeing a single case of
It is a fact that while there may
still be apprehension in the hearts of
some, the only Koreans who are great
ly dissatisfied with present conditions
are the officials whose graft has been
stopped once and forever, and a small
number of really patriotic young men
who are grieving t.at their country
has disappeared from among the na
tions and who would rather be citi
sens of a mean and insignificant but
independent Korea than part of a great
Japanese empire. The Prince YI house
hold, as the former imperial family in
called, receives 1,500,000 yen a year
from the government At the time of
the annexation an imperial donation
of 30,000,000 yen was made from Japan
to Korea, of which 13,000,000 yen went
as a solatium to the nobles, ministers
and other officials of the former re
gime, and 17,000.000 was made a
foundation fund for giving work to
Koreans, spreading education and e
lievinl neonla in distra,.
to break off. Oddly shaped or prettily
colored bottles make good vases. The
top of a large bottle having a small
neck makes a good tunneL Large,
round bottles make good Jelly glasses.
Influence of Goodness.
The virtues and Joys that spring up
in the hearts of our associates when
the shadow of our benignant person
ality falls upon them are communi
cated by them to others. Thus the
influence. of all the goodness we have
practiced finds its way through count
less channels into Innumerable lines,
and enlures when our earthly exis
tence has ended and our names have
The Modern Splrit
The modern spirit is not the spirit
"which always denies." delighting only
in destruction; still less is It that
which builds castles in the air rather
than not construct; it is that spirit
which works and will work, "without
haste and without rest." gathering
harvest after harvest of truth Into lt
barns and devouring error with wa