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PRICE OF CHINESE WIVES
Soochow, China, June 4.
There has been a heavy slump in
the priie,of wives lately. Soo
chow "is supposed to produce the
most "beautiful women in China.
The Soochow ijiatketjs a kind of
thermometer for the entire coun
try, and just now the market is
Six months ago,- for instance,
$100 was the very rock hottom for
almost any kind of a wife. , Today
$50 will buy a top-notcher.Many
prospective husbands-whb began
buying wives .on the installment
plan a few months ago,afthe then
prevailing quotations, "have aban
doned their previous selections,
forfeiting the money already
paid, bought still better partners
at current rates and are better off'
than if they had continued pay
ing on thejr original bargains.
Old tracers say they' think the
slump is due to the is.it that large
numbers of young men have been
in the military service and conse
quently out of the market for
some time pastj as a result of
which the supply of wives ha's re
cently been' piling up alarmingly.
They look for a big boom in
prices as the troops.are" mustered
outk of 'service.,
r Tp Remove Rust.
Keep a piece of coarse sand
paper near the kitchen -sink-and
use to scrape bottoms of cooking
utensils: It win also remove rust
from irons, knives Jr burned
grease from top of "steel range.
ONE FOR DAD.
- i "W
Father My son, whet does
the teacher say wnenycu don't
know your lessons?
Son She says Lmust t e-a chip,
off the old'blockhead.
AN EMERGENCY KIT.