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THE SUN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1918.
8 VETERAN, AGED 14, LAUGHS AT BATTLE New York Hoy Snys He Has Boon Over Top More Times Thnn He HemembPto. WORRIED OVER LOST TEA Shrapnel Annoying:. liit Not. So Bad as Chiding of Officers. Counting two months In the hospital, he was In the tlrllliOi nrmy five months. He was of those who held a front line trench at Ypres five weeks without re lief. With ride or bomb he went over the top so many times that he lost count four times In one liollInK summer week. A speck of .lirapnel pierced his and had to 1 reproved for hl reti cence. Was ho never wounded except by the butt of the rriisslan's rifle? fthraiinrl Spoiled the Tea. "Nothlnir but a scratch," he said. "One day In the trenches a group of us were standing by the dugout and I watched a ahrapncl shell that oamo from across the way. You can see iv shell going up, ou know, but not com ing down. Thls'one came down on top of the dugout. I forgot to say we were making tea at the time In a canteen that we call a dlxle. Piece nf shrapnel and parapet spattered all over us and splashed mud Into tho dlxle, so the tea was spoiled." "Hut that was hardly a catastrophe, was It," the Interviewing guide sug gested. "It vas to I'." said .laffe, "Hut what about the scratch you got?" "Nothing hut a bit of shrapnel that went through right here." 11h pointed out faint mnrks that may be small scars on tliH talhi anr back of his right hand, near thi Junction nf forefinger and thumb, but It wa clfar that the loss of a pot of tea had bei tre only event of that day of anv Inipor'anre." "Would xou'lio Interested In knowing that I deserted-" he ..ffered. "Well, It was near the end of my service, when I wa back In England. Tiny Bradford and I mut have acted like kids, for right hand. A German's clubbed musket we were always up for dodging parades "... . ,, . ,. and fa ure to answer roll call. This smashed his shoulder In a ruined house . . f ,h - . U. S. MAY REVOKE $40,000,000 GIFT Government Inquires What States Did With School Funds Granted in lfl-IG. NEW .JERSEY DISTURBED Gloucester County Would Have to Mortjrnjrc Court Hfliisc to Pay Its Share. TRADE PARLEY WITH MEXICO. at St. Julian, and his chum snuffed out the fJcrman. He did a man's work; claims no more and no less. He was honorably discharged for reasons which will appear. Nothing extraordinary about this? All right; then let him tell why he cspe lally remembers his fourteenth birth day. July 24. 1S17 ; "You know the country around Yyres Is pretty watery anyway, and It had rained for seven days and nights. I was walking along a duck board, You know duck boards nre the planks that they sink Into the koij In the trenches, one plank on top of another, until there li sort of a solid path 1 stepped on a loose one, the other end flew up and I spilled into four feet of mud that was mostly water. Sympathy? 'Jerr,' sings out my chum. Tiny Bradford, 'you been klckln' for four weeks about not liavln a bawth, and here's hopln' you're satis fied now.' I swabbed the mud out of my ecs. went to the C O.'s office, where there was a fire, and they let me hang up my clothes and get them dry for the first time In an awful while. Thai's why I remember the day 1 was H." Perhaps Youngest In War. Sydney Jaffe, a New York boy now back In New York, was perhaps the oungest soldier In the war. He en listed and was accepted at 13 and was a Hrltlsh rifleman 163 days. Tr.ere is no question nf that. Official records prove it. The rest of the story la his own. Hrltlsh officers here call it Incredthle. but the boy sticks to It. He says the dreariest of all fighting fronts, the Ypres nallcnt, was an old story to him before he was H. And now. with that behind him. he Is living with his mother at 3S0 East 164th street and ilerklng for an exemption board on the Kast Side, help ing In another way to recruit the Army of Freedom. His story begins Just where he began when he told It to The Sirs yesterday: "I wan born near London, and when I was T my father died of akkne&s bi ought n by Boer war wounds. I have two brothers, and In 1914 my mother moved us all to New York. I imt to Public School 14T, In East Broadway, and then etarted In Morris High School. I was pretty well satisfied until I took twodas , off to visit two friends they were big lads who were going to Join the Ameri can army. They didn't say anything, but from all their talk I got to thinking It time we were gulng up before the Colo nel for taklne .onie apples from an orchard, anil as the Colonel didn't like use becauro we bothered blm we thought we'd get away, especially as we'd been paid off the night Jiefore. We went in khaki, for If they catch ou In your uniform vou art- not a deserter, but mrelv aleent without leave. We strolled off to another camp tbW was on an Island off the coast of Kent and then we found a hut on tho shore and stayed In that. In the night thins got to crawling over u. and lighting a match we found they weie san-l crabs. There must have been a million of 'em. but we uilltcte.t them ail together In u box anil threw -eaebUN Into the tire we had- made Oif. jou ought to have beard thorp crib crackle! After that we cotiM vIofj, " .laffe Mid Tiny ,ot tired of the hut on the xhore, It seemed, and embarked on the North Sra In a boat with no oars. Thej paddled with a board until Tiny, who ki.eiv the co.t. found they were headed for "the biggest whlrlvl In the world, whete seven tide meet" Cnniitit lis- frenl-MJnr, loiter they raided a ramp ;iot office and tilled up on the contents of pack ages intended for well-behaved o!d!ers. By climbing through the window of a canteen they go cigirette. and the next day. be'.ng hungry again, helped themselves to the store of an officers' mess. Then the were eff to London and at a farm house on the way had the flrt glas of milk .laffe had tasted since he left New York. In a town, the name of wli'cli the boy mentioned, their four day invlng was ended by a sergeant-major who walked In on them. "What are you ilo-.ng hete."' said tho sergeant-major "On li.k le;e. ir " sa'd Jaffe. 'Then go 'bark to quarters and clean up " Yes, ir " "As we were pretty hungry ag.tin. we went haik." Jaffe went on. "We met the provot sergeant and remarked, have been aber.t without le3e. fir' "Oh. all right. Jaffe' he a,d. 'I know what's the matter with you. Turn out our po..kef' '1 emptied it the cigaretie., for you can't smoke In the Jigger (guard house) The net day we were before the Colonel. '1'.. I' nun i ',r tih Expeditionary WooDBL'nr. N. J.. IM) 24. l.'.ke the man who puts on an old suit that he hasn't worn for some time and hai the delightful thrill of finding a stray green back or coin stuck away In a pocket where he had forgotten all about It, I'll cle Sam, In donning his old war togs again lias poked hU finger Into his vest pocket and discovered a cool $40,000,000 that had entirely slipped his memory since he tucked It away there for safe keeping eighty-two years hso. Just now your Uncle Is fondly finger ing the forgotten piece and wondering whether to add It to the big pile he has staked on the war game. That such l the case has come to public notice through the reairhlng of the old records of Uloucester county by Oeorge N. Plerson, the xeteran founty collector, following formal Inquiries from the Federal au thorities us to how- surplus revenue funds divided among the States and subdivided among the counties in 13'3 have been in" estcd. I.rnnt Made III IS.KI. County Collector Plerson has dug up a complete re.-ord. which set." forth that in ls:',i; Congress voted to divide anions the various States surplu levenue amounting to $40,000,0i0. The record here are not dmr as to how this big surplii" for that period was accumulated, but It l supposed that it came fiom war taxes or Indemnities. Ill distributing this money CoiiRie" provided tnat it Khould be used for pub lic school purposes and exacted a pledge from each State that its share of the monej would be returned to the Fed eral Treasury (.houtil the nation ever need it badly enough to call It back. It wa planned tnit this mone should be naid out in four Instalments, but the old Oloucetor county records sliow the payment of onlj three of tnese Instalments. In that peilod, Olouc. ter 'ounty reH bed from tne Delaware River i tt- Atlantic ean and in cluded what are now Camden and Atlan tic coiintle". As Its share of the fund' Conference to Be Reanrard To-4ay at rarrania'a Capital. Mexico Citt, Feb. 24. Conferences will bo resumed here to-morroy concern ing the raising of the United States ex port restrictions against Mexico. Henry P. Fletcher, American Ambassador, ami Hofael Nteto, acting Secretary of the Treasury, arrived to-day from Wash ington, wheie an agreement was reached subject to President Carrania's approval, lien. Salvador Alvarado, formerly 5ov ernor of Yucatan, will also attend the conferences, presumably In relation to the shipments of sisal to the United States, According to Senor Nleto, the prelim inary agreement provides that the United States shall allow $15,000,000 American gold to enter Mexico, and In return Mexico will remove certain dn named transport restrictions on mine products. Senor Nleto also announced the establishment of a credit of I2J, OOO.OOO. What arangement" have ben made regarding the admls.lon of foodstuffs Into Mexico has not been announced, hut J. A McCarthy, MexU-o city banker, who lias been named representative of the I lilted States Food Administrator In Mexico, conferred to-day with the Ji'atlomil Food Commission. COL. H1NE LEAYES THE FIGHTING 69TH BISHOP BASHFORD WARNS OF RACE WAR Methodist Episcopal Church Plans Ripr Mission Drive to Plant Religion. looked funny that I had come away from Force he said to tne England just when the war started, when everybody that could ought to be going the other way Well, the next morning after I saw- my two friends off I went to a British recruiting office here nd enlisted. It was on June ? last year nd I was 1 3 - years old, but fairly'blg. and my voice hid changed, f Jaffe Is sir.' about 5 feet 6 inches tall now. !alil Jle Wu 18. Yes. "Been in France and Belgium?' ' 'Yes, sir.' ' 'How old are ou?' 'Fourteen ears and three months.' 'What ?' Fourteen yea: . and Hires months. "I told em I was 1 and they took me My tiothr was going to kick, but as I thought I would be training in Canada for seven months I told her so. and that the war would be over by then. But a week after I got to Canada I was grabbed for a draff they were Just send ing over and was sent along I was in A iompan. sixth Battalion, the Itille Brigade, and later in the Twelfth Bat talion. Fiom Krigiaiul they sent us right over. We were at a French seaport two days, then up the line to Calais and a four days march to Ypree . Gee. that was some march ' Sydney Jaffe Mnpvfd as If he had told It all, and the astounded 'ntervlrwer had to prod him with. "Wei!, go on. What did nil do at Ypres'" "Oh." he said, in precise Fnglish, not of the Fast Side but of London "We started doing our work. like In and out of the lines and going over the top occa- i lonally It was summer and our bodies wero nearly raw from sunburn. At one stretch we were in our trench for five weeks you know at times lejjef was bad and of course there's nothing to do but stay where you are till it comes. Well, after that the c. o. says this was In July, I think 'Boys, you're out for a long rest now We pay nut ti-morrow and draw- as much as you like ' "I drew out 100 francs and spent ft week In Poperlnghe w ith my chum. Tiny Bradford, who was 1, but smaller than I. He went in. by the way. In 1314. on the t-econd day of the war. "Then It was bark to Yprei again and Just as wo got t-ere another big attack started. When we went over at dawn the Hermans were not there the had evacuated their line; It was quite a re treat, I think We kept on and caught up with them at the end of about four miles, at the town of St. Julian, which was badly battered As they had left machine gun emplacements in the houses to protect their rear our company com mander. Lieut, West, said . " 'Bos, the Germans are trying to put one over by firing on us from the'e houses. It's un to ou lo go through the houses and fotec: the rest of the di vision.' Cio Through the Homes. "Tiny and 1 weie orderel into a shack that had been a dwelling plan- but rather knocked about by shellfir. We went upstairs first and there was nobody thre. Then vie went down to tile street floor and opened a door and came upon a German He had a machine gun It was a T.ewi gun and had stuck the murzle through tre shutters of a w indow in such a way that no one outside would know It was there But tne gun was Jammed and hn was working on it He was a big Prulan Guardsman "The s'irjpnei helmet alwa.vs gave me a headache and when we went over I hi- ways manage.1 to get rid of it. so I diiV not have it this time. Tiny and I went for the German, but he picked up a rifle and Just managed to whirl it as a dub when we closed. I got It on the shoulder and was knocked down. Hut good old Tiny Bradford let the German have the bayonet. No, he'll never see Prussia again "Then Bradford cut eff the sleeve of my tunic and shlit and put a flehi dress ing on the shoulder When we got down tir I reported s i-k to the se-tloti com. mandrr, and at the has." ho-pltal tiles found my collar Nine bmken ami sinews torn At the ba.p ROt nia.hria and was suit over to Broadway Hospital, Sheerncs. Cngland I was there two months and rejoined ihe baitnlun at the beginning of N',. vernier Then finallv I was dlseharsid" A511I11 Ujij bo thought his story ended " 'Impossible " ' Yc, sir.' " Jeff and Tiny t.ioucat ,n.v thing short of shooting might happen to them, but eight days confinement li barracks for Jaffe and four days for Bradford, with an opportunity to do all the dlrt work around camp, w as their m.ld pun.hmcnt. Mother TaUca n llnnd. Meanwhile Mother Ja-.Te .n New York had be'ii trmg to cet her pre-o(.i u ihild out of the -civ ire V. iien Sidney found hl. unite jteil for dutv in Sal niuca uiatiad of a retjrli to BeL-i,im a he say8, he hea:i a serious a:inipf lo Only Cht stlanlt 'n spreid can prevent a racial world war vvhti h vvMIl over shadow the present conflict, raid Bishop Jam's W. Bashford of China lat night In a statement given out by the Joint tired to M-e top o He Is Assigned to Transporta tion Department of Ter shin:rs Army. PARKER SUCCEEDS 1I1M He Is West Pointer and Has Fine Military lleeord. Tlie.li'iiii find .Vnt'i JoiiriKtJ announces In Its edition of yesterday that Charles He Lnno Hlnc has been succeeded by John W Barker as Colonel of the 163th Infantty (formerly the Sixty-ninth New York), now- In France as a portion of the llalnbov Division. Tile Information enme In a iVtter to the editor from an army officer In France. The Army nml .Vnt'v Journal adds "Col. Hlne. who Is an expert In rail road work, has been .-yslgned to duty In the transportation department of the American Uxpedlllnnary Force", for which by hN long association with rail road organliatlon and work be Is es pecially fitted. Col Barker Is a grad uate nf the t S M. A., class of ISM. and Is known as an all around efficient officer. A' n Lieutenant In tho Ninth Infantry he was in command of n topo graphical parly on progressive military map. As a Lieutenant In the Third In fantry he tool; part In tre Santiago cam paign, battle of LI Cancy and the siege of Santiago. "Col. Barker served with hN regi ment, the Third Infantry, in Philippine c.imiaigns and In effecting the disarma ment of sonv Moros he was wounded In the hip by a bullet fnm a r'fl In ttv- hands of n Morti Th Morn. who re- Bud Dujo, finally A. S. HOUGHTON RESIGNS. TV. . Carpenter to lie Secretary Conservation Commission. ' ALmrtT, Feb. '.'4. The resignation of! A. S. Houghton as secretary of the Con- I rervation Commission, to take effect to- I morrow, Is announced by Conservation Commissioner George D. Pratt. Mr. I Houghton has been secretary of the com mission since April, 1915, and Is now- re- , turning to New York to resume the prac- , tlce of law. In announcing Mr. Houghton's resigna tion Commissioner Pratt said that Mr. Houghton had given up his law practice at a great personal sacrltlce to take the po'ltlon of secretary of the Conservation Commission In order that he might co operate with Commissioner Pratt In put ting Into effect many of the policies on which they have worked together for many years. Commissioner Pratt has announced the promotion of Warwick S. Carpenter, who Iibr been confidential secretary and editor of the commission since June, 1P13, to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Houghton. " i NOTICE TO ALL ICE MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS Under nd puriuant to the Lavvi of the State of New York, n provide! in Chapter 4 of the lawi of 1918, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO Al 1. CONCERNED, that ihe manufacture and tale of artificial ice i prohibited on and after March I. 1918. in the City of New Yoik. on Long Island, and m the countiei berdenng on the Hudon River up to and including the Counti-i ol Albany and Rer.tsclaer. No person, partnerihip or corporation shall en?aj in the business of manufacturing, selling and delivering artificial ice in any city of more than one million inhabitanU after March I. 1918. and before Februjry I. 1919, before first obtaining a license so to do to be issued by the Ice Comp. troller in the form prescribed by him. This notice is given, therefore, to all persons interested in order that they may make application, in writing, to the Ice Comptroller at his office. Room 3233. 120 Broadway. Such applications must be made by mail to the under, signed. B. B. ODEU.. Ice Comptroller. centenary .ommittee of the Methodist i cipiiiu.imi lie nas ior seiera. je .r-. , , , ., , . . ,1 been on dutv with the Amerlesn Lm- l.plseopal Church. The , Lurch intends . ,v . ., ... ,,.., to commemorate the centenary of its porttmlt to study the condition. on the mission work by taking up. a world pio- granime this year. Bishop Bashford eaid that the war has ploughed up the world for a new p. anting of religion, and the Methodlt Church In America has mapjied out ar rangement for missionary movement's ,m the largest a! in hltnrv "I am not needlessly a'armlng' said the Biehop '"Tho-t ti ns who have studied conditions t ie win : I ove: see It. It ! nf no avail ca!l mi h a rate war battle, fio-it The t.r!'i Infantry, we a.e told, has been doing hard training vvoik, but " a whole l In ex-ellent health T.ie bat talions nf the regiment are 1 ,-ated in different towns and f.ml t.ie Inhabitants very friend! The weather has been try. lie. and frequent rains hue now set in. ("loe on two-third" nf the tilth Heciment i made up of members drafted from the old Seventh. Twelfth. Four teinth. Twent.v -third and some other impossible Civilization thought such a regiments. Them men at the time did war .ii the one which Is now going on not w elenme leaving their idd command., out nf 'he iutlon With the colored 1 but later made t lie bet nf It and now lines no;, jdightly outnumbering the I are thoroughly H3th Iteglment men and white raies of the r orld. v ,th South are a'l doing their bit Amer.ci fliiing up with a mixed white Th present war is the first t nie in as subdivided by the State of New Jei-j H, (0!ored pnpulatlof. nrh Malaysia the hltory "f the old Slxty-nint.i -',.it Idling up with Oriental ra e that will enough Irinnirti or lrln Americans number three or four hundred millions did not enlist in war time to fill It to before the i lce of the century, if the I the I'mlt. In nth. r vvar. with well white i"n s lontinue to atvnipt to domi-! known Irish Colonels at it" held, ihe tiate rveiy luntinent by mllltar power , Sixty-ninth was rapidly tlllt-il to over sey among the countle". tijouccster re eelved approximate $51,000 There were then sixteen counties in tho State while now there arc twenty-two. When Atlantic county was created out of the lower portion nf filoucester county In 1S37 the State made up to the new ami to exclude the vellmv tate fiom live of the s.x great continent", there will race wa flowing t'nfortunately tho Colonel se levied for it In lj'.l. while lie was an i'Vi ellent officer, wh" unknown t. Irish ouni.v us portion in iris spe, iai . . , r r ,.omtiar.on with s;heo! fund. In 1SI4 illoucester county li ii Ix nur ptesent struggle will pmve a i i-.i-i.. and this fact killed recruiting The again was divided and Camden county i skirmish regiment i" now a hard a.- nall, and created. A commission was appointed -Had our rh'ii-hr -"lent fortv null. on- when the time .ijnies for 1: to meet the to divide the funds anj other property , llf ,i0i.arH (n i,l0narv vvcuk in llu'-ia Ormans the b-st tradition- of lie old of the o'd county .-ml Camden county , durtnK th- lst forty v'e.iir . Ituian de. Slxt -ninth will -urely be nM.ntnined Rni a portion of lb.- ntlgina! sui plus . miK.racv would hav'e "stor.d f.rnt in the ! The regiment i anMc.us for Hie dj to r.v nil fmH tlil ,.iit U.n It.lM itv-i.r I . . .... .... ... i .. ... .... hu ' revenue fund that oad been paid over to the original large county of Ciouet" ter First Instalment anlahe. Tlie lecords are mity as to what nioin ester county did with its Mr-t in stalment of tlil i"!overnment money, the bofcl of fieehnlders of t,at period cov ered up fie transaction so that there is r.o way of tracing the money Tho county filed with the State Treasurer, however, a bond pledging to pay back iw portion of the surplus revenue fund at the call of the Federal 1 ive-nment. The county secords !et forth that siuh bond were filed t.y ail of the old nrig Iral sixteen countle. but the statement wis made that none of the new coun ties rteated after that time hul fa. filled tins requirement. The rjueftion therefore arises as to v. netner tne Mate of ew Je--ej can call in the fu'l sum for which it stands pledeed to the national tiovernment. but for which .t la -ks -nn bond" and pledges from it newfr counties, should the Fedrni authorities. 'W fit to ca'l In this old lo-m at th s time. Th s same condition TOWN'S POSTMASTER 52 YEARS. rl-i of revolution and this would have j Ko ovr the top been worth forty billions in hastening th determination of the war upon prin ciples neces'.ny to the future sedulity of the natinr." nf the earth I Joaliun (irlffllh. 'J. uf l.nilliiRtan "There is b-it one t nn-tt uc tlv e pr4- , ........ .. gramme, and ,t upon this programme J ,llle '" - tli.it the Method.st Church, thtough its I l"rt sele-ted by FreMdent Lincoln foieign and home m'fcsions is to concen-and leappointed oy evety l'resident slnt-e, trate ' IVwuimsii r Joshua nnRlth nf Ludinston- I tile. I'utnam county, has at lat retired ' fmm the mil service after more than , flftv-two vears In office Mr liriftith. 'who Is v; vcars nld. handled mat' for Drlxrrs Flee. I.entliiic T"o ilell .old'ers in the c ivll w a r and llo I nc onsclnns In llnnd. I hen lintilth decided that he would ' rett-o the I'nited States aldir.ed the Autumni.ne cir-vrrs i.en ou ruav alter . r.flo, -,! haa jUM established rural free 3 MOTOR CAR VICTIMS DYING. leaving thro victim? two in-n .im. a un'"r:ou n road coe to NVw York Two nf the ;trr-tiJMt were it1' New Jerfv ami the third it, Que-n- , All of the mjurerl are In hoptt.il. nif fermtT from fr.irturetl skulU and int-nal , injur. e ati'I aro not iitp-ri in rM'r.e- j Joseph Sherr. 3.".. of in tnht trnf. .Ier CU. . was i-lrked tin on a trollex ( frik m flraml treet ar-1 taon t-i let - ' .pv Cit Mrwriit;il l.atr lit gr th , yaitl to is tru ; tuiMre th iinc tumor an am ile'.n ery out of Itolni!- tor a hll 'JnfTlth '-e-:ied to cet tMo rural for i e W"r tic Me -nJ'- ef,,ll?"t health lr t.r aii ll it C ill II rook- j n o;. f-r .iaio- w.rn nart-.l mt J - ' n.nhtk' uw ned tv a man OfHi tioti -r surpM revenue the Im ,5:0 Mm bens made a orclfna to i.-pijlat o; W-.tlnm Dudcke. 1. M M ! oa l In tne cup of G o'jepjtter ooun'y, l"!.Iore (.':... wa found m Mnntpnmer, Inom-e: "Vhe'Sr 'Xmfun mI 1 lh lnA w"' " nrn lnv"t"1 i '" al'Vlill 'road. 'Thomas Sullivan , Ing cfilcer. About the same time his i , v.,j ,i .,...,. i , . , , , . , ,.. mother's letter, with t copy of the birth crrtlflcaf, teached thetn Th Colonel said. 'We don't want that kid here." and on November 1.1 last Jaffe was dis charged from the service at Knatc'iurch. He placed before The fr.c reporter his certificate of d.liar?e and "Chirac tr sheet.'' whereon H recorded that Sydney Jeffrey itbe name; urder wh.ch he enliMrri) was discharged "In cnne. quen 'e of having mide a misstatement as to ace of enlistment" In vmUthn of paragraph :!iJ of the King s regulations. The papers say lie was born at Dalston, county of Ijndon, England, on July It. lin.l thJt he enlisted on June IT, 1317. that be was 16." clavs with the colnrs and that his age at the t.me of cji-. chirge was II je.vr. and .". months. But the ont-y that pleacs the boy nrit l. this, siKned. n.s are the others, by "Mnrland, Major" "This is to cert.f.v that No. S 3.1.101; rank, rifleman, name. ,ydnev Jeffrey, has served with the color- in the .sixth Reserve llattallon. the rtlfle Brigade, for five months, and his chira.ter Is good." Thus his mrrathe a tn his fSe and time of service Is attested oftlc ial'.v. The papers do not ment.m service in France cr Reigium, but the hoy ays that what he hay is all true, and that tie doesn't rare particularly about gong back, though if the war Is going when he's IS he'll lie thc lie Is a ceri for Kvemption Hurd 03. at ;J! Fast Broadway and when bo Hints that tak expcti to co ti work for an unele In N' ttli Inkota Tin: rifN as'ed fevor.i' ollhrrj nf the British rerui"ne ml"vi what c-e thought of Sydney .laffrc's etory. They said It whs Incredible, ihit the bov's mother set out tn in him discharged soon after his enlistment, ind that it wa unlikely he ever got further than an Kngllsh training camp. The minimum in bonded mortgages and the Inc me d- voltd to rciiool purposes. Miout tho time of the building of the Court House, l-.o.v ever, this fund eems to have heen Incnrp rated wi-h the general county fund- Thi was atithnrlxerl under .1 spcvjal act of the legislature, xhlrh I rovide.1 that the county should raio by taxation the equiv llent of the Income at C per cent on this special school fund for n go'd mil-, year- the county has been payine over to the school fund the sum of $1,51 1 ,",a. representing tiie annual interest at c per cenu on ap-p.-ojclmatcly I30.0ia Fares llnnd or MnrlRngrs. The fact that the public schools a-e the heneflcia'les of this fund, not on'.y in Gl ,uceter cviuni y l.ut als.1 it the res: of this State and In the other State, which eharc-d In the div'sion in 1 fi C . and th-tt injury might be dore to the educa tional systems hv deirlvlnir them of this money, ma deter rnele Sam f'tim put tins thLs old po. kem.ece into cir illation bv calling fo- the st.Ves to return this surplus levenue to the Kederal Treau. School otti,-lal take this hopeful o.r lo"k in view of the fact thu the na-inn apparently took no steps to rash the pledjes given hv the Stater, for the re turn of thee funds ewher in the Me, can war. which sh rtl followed the''-d.-trihut.on. nor In the civil war, when the Federal Treasury was at fire, hard pressed for funds, Neither was t touched during the Spin'sh American a a r. Should this old surplus revenue fund lie ruiied n Olou. es-cr c ounty would have in give morigase on ' the old CNurt House -r float a speed) bond is. sue It 1- believed thit most of the counties in th s and In other States that were in the fnion in 1S38 would ho In similar s'ri' s 31. a mechanic, was found n Lincoln avenue near Korkawa Boulevard Omnc Tail.. lie was taken to St Marv s Hns- I pttal, Jamaica. CLASSES I.W.W. AS BOLSHEVIKI. -- . ; I'osley ( rltlrlsev ehTtnli nnrl, Thninpkon titr tpon!nK Cnnae. j llalpi, M lVvdc. 1 tf'n.ui o' the ex-I ecue've comm'ttec nf the Naiinna1 Ci-j I I'eratlon. peak.ng o.tensibiv for his organlr.atlnn vesfirdiy. give ntit ,1 state. I ment In which he afiac'Ked f-o I V V I element in this country n a counterpart of the I'olslievikl in Itunda. and crltl clsed Charles M Srhwah and William I! Thompson for e.pous.ng the Bolshe vik cause. Two leading A'neri-a-i c.ijnt.ilist. in dorsing the I.enir,e-Trntr.k Bolshevik nin-,nienr nica reuue,i m me ai-- j ruptlnn of Itussia and a surrender to ilerman militarism, sav- i;.isie. pie-! sents an amarlng spectacle Bolshev- j Km. he declares, I'nlt Its parallel m the! I't.iteil state. In tlie rcvoluthinarv So-! clallt... an.irr'-lsts and the I V V . who If powerful enougu. would end all Industrv and the prolu tmn of U'eful thln?e. $500,000 CHOCOLATE FIRE. Million I'n 11 nils llnrnnl ni llrrsliey tumpnn)' Plnnt. II vntitsRrKil, I'a . Ki'b. 1. -More tnae one mill. on Julind" nf ihn.n;.ite 1:1 pow cere,l form, one of the advancer stage, r.f manufacture, was ce.tr ,yed bv flre at Ihe llerMiej ("hccol.ite Condu v -plant at Her.'liev. JM . rarlv to-cli. causing a lo-s e-tlmated at ssoo.flaa Although the blaze vcas , .pt,,e 1 to an i.ngiiMi irainmir camp. 1 ne minimum 1 . ., ., , ,. ,, jKKiri W0MAN R0UTSTHIEF ,r.p,.:r "r; time, the British officers sild. and three of them who enlisted la-t ear were wounded In battle and have returned to America were mentioned But tne officers could not believe that a mere bo could have the same experience. "But ife all true, just as 1 have told it,"'fls Sydney Jaffte's final word CARDINAL FARLEY APPEALS. Inn Contributions tn Italrr ,.-.(M,0(M) War I'and. An uwent appeal tn all CatlijHrs to cooperate in the ti, 500 000 drive for the war cmp fund of the Knights of Colum bus, beginning March 17. was made es terd.iv at all ni.ises li) Cardinal Far ley throueli the pimrs of the various churches of the Unman Catholi' arch diocese nf this clly The Cardinal emp' nlzed his interr.t In I'atl.olli' war work, the Knights nf Columbus artlvlt.e. csp.vlallv. and ap pealed to all to as.cume their hhare of the burden which tin great organization has undertaken Her lni fionil When Mie I'lnila In truder In Mrlbol Home, Two thieves found Inciting tlie ho'ne of her sister In Methol were routed bv Mrs Florence Drinan of Barrwille, she te ported e.-terda after the ielted nr.e v Itli n bottle and smeared hini with Ink. The Intruders escaped with two new suits of ejothes, some money and a watch after they stopped to deposit some coins In a little clrl's toy bank and drape a nude statue In one of her dresses As Mrs Irinau and hl slster-ln-lxw. Mis I'earl Beattln of Mahopac, were out walking with Mrs. Conrad Lewis two men entered the Lewis home in Methed bv a panttv window, Chancing their old elolhes for Mr Lewis's best suits, the took Mrs. Lewis's watch and opened a handbag owned by Mrs. llccitlc. rrom the purse containing $14 In ciirrencj and S.1 cents in rhanee thej ,tole the bIU but stuffed the coins In the slnt nf little Muriel Lewis's tny bank. They aln put one nf her clresres on a nude statue of Iil.uia The police got a meagre descrlp lion of the thieves nftet thev escaped through a window. looms was damaged bv water Tlie Ore le believed to !me resulted f ' om spoi tanrnt'o combust op Kill That Cold and Save Health CASCARAE? QUININE The old famllf rrrardy in tablet form safe, turc. ttty to tike. No opiatet no unpleasant after effreti. Cureireldtln 14 hours Olio In 3 dtyi. Money backif Itfallt. Qetthc genuint Dog witn Red Top and Mr. Hi'.l'l picture on it 2TabUuior2Sc. At Any Drug Star 6 Billions a year Depend On Ships 0 billion dollars' worth of the pooils America pro tlui'Cil in 1017 was sold overseas. What made this possible? Ships ! Is it anv wonder that ship building and the shipping industrv have become tlie vital factor in America' coniiiiercial progress? Nautical men ami alert business men must follow l ho news of ship building and shipping and the progress of marine archi tecture, navigation, port development, and inland waterwavs. THE NAUTICAL GAZETTE FOUNDED 1871 SPF.CIAL OFFER. Send a dollar bill with coupon, and re ceive The Nautical Gaette for 6 months experimental sub scription. Regular subscrip tion, $3,00 the year, 10 cents the copy. NAUTICAL GAZETTE 20 VESEY ST. NEW YORK Special Offer Encloied it One Dollar. Send me The Nautical Gazette (or Six Months experimental subscription 'iame , . Address didn't know anyone could be so happy as we have been since we moved into our own home, said little Mrs. Smith to her friend Mrs. Brown. We wouldn't go back to a flat again if somebody gave us one, rent free." Is That the Way You Feel About Your Home? Any one who has built or bought a home in the suburbs has had an ex perience that makes one of the big events of a lifetime. Most people buv or build but one home. Often the event is the result of years of planning of hunting, of saving. And the day the home is finally occupied is one ol those days that go down in the family Bible with your wedding day and baby's birthda. From that first day in your own home a new chapter begins in the book of life. Your world grows larger; your interest greater: your influence more extensive- you become a man of affairs. But far back in your mind remain the details of that happy time when you started out to get your own home how you first had the home owning fever; how you planned your house; how you searched the suburbs for that ideal spot; how you saved; how you visited many dwellings before you found just the one you wanted; how you dickered with owners, and at last how you bought the place that now stands out in your mind in glowing letters Home! It is a story you have told many times. THE SUN wants you to tell it again for the benefit of those who do not yet know the joys of home ownership. Tell us how you went about getting your home. Did you buy or build? How long did you search before you found your home? How did you finance its purchase? Now that you have it, does it come up to your expectations? Tell us all those little details of your experience that make it one of the great events of your life. And have you pictures of your home ? Send them with the story-- exteriors, interiors, and a floor plan if you have it. The Sun will publish a series of stories about "Buying the Home" beginning on Sunday. March 10. and continuing on Sundays following throughout March. April. Ma and June. Five dollars will be paid for cvcr article pub'ished just enough to buy a new porch hammock, a croquet set or a new yet of garden tools. And at the end of the series the writer of the article which the editors of THE SUN deem of greatest interest will be rewarded by a special prize of $25. Address All Communications to the Real Estate Department, THE SUN, 150 Nassau Street. Unused manuscripts will be returned if stamps arc enclosed. P 33 8 h HI f-E is san"