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> f rf bb X m ■ X / / ( yM: : :£ I. HI \ r*i A W: / fïljt j, '.. 7 ï ; >. m o O \ M <•. I • Ï " w$. ■ V i 'op vlftwis N 3PiE(tW^ 7 m m ,0 ? «>Ap: li - I . ■ B3: iiiif yPT is fySointf WMBbIDT 9 ■ y*>/*t>ro or smtshjswsv}? /y/f/a/y ■ * " i *' r 5 *i n w** HOMAS A. EDISON is getting to he it regular sphinx—the Greek kind, not the Egyptian. Nobody, It appears, has yet discovered the purpose of the Egyptian sphinx. But the sphinx of S|1 Thebes, in Beotia, according to ÿ I the legend, was wont to propose 20 a riddle to all passers-by and to destroy them If they failed to give the answer. Still, Mr. Edison isn't Just like this Greek sphinx. To he sure, lie's been asking puzzling questions of ail who read, but Instead of destroying anybody he gives jolis to those who an swer—provided they are college graduates. And Mr. Edison and the sphinx are different in another way; the sphinx asked this easy question: "What creature walks in the morning upon four feet, at noon upon two and at evening on three?" That's easy compared with some of Mr. Edison's questions in his second questionnaire. Here are two questions, for example: "You have only $10 in the world, and are play ing poker with a man you have never seen before. On the first deal he holds a pat hand, three eights after the draw, I You have There is 50 cents In pot. bets a quarter, to do, and why?" "What is spiegelelsen?" • "'Now, it s easy to give an exact answer to the second, because the substance mentioned is white • cast-iron containing manganese. But what's the answer to the first question? Is there any answer that cun he upheld as better than any other an swer? Probably four (inker players would give as -many answers. 1 The New York Tribune answers the poker ques tion and says the reply "is probably as good as any to he found anywhere. It Is one of the few questions to which expert knowledge was applied. The answer represents the refined judgment of the foremost poker players of the Tribune's staff. Here's the answer: "If we had only $10 in the world, Mr. Edison •would never catch us in a poker game, even with <mr own blood relatives. Assuming that the ques tion Is not to be answered this way, it seems obvi ous that no poker player in such a position should pay a quarter to call a pat hand with only 50 cents In the pot. We would remark casually T believe you. brother,' and wait to see what the next deal forth." What are you going Well, the question now is how much do the foremost poker players of the Tribune's staff know about poker? The Tribune, however, appears to be more gessful In answering questions that can he «wered. A good many inquisitive persons. Includ ing a considerable part of Its staff, devoted hours of valuable time to answering the 150 questions In the second questionnaire, though It is specifi cally stated that no guarantee goes with the an swers. Here are some of the other questions, to gether with the Tribune's informative and other wise Interesting answers: Q. Suppose a certain low form of animal brought forth a single offspring once each hour and l.hat the offspring reproduced at the same rate the parent, starting as soon ns it was one hour «•id. how long would ft take to get four in the fourth generation—i. e„ four great-grandchildren • >f the parent? (The parent counts as the first and the first offspring comes at the f tire first hour. Ail tiie animals live.) Iwjjrs. Page Mrs. Sanger. suc nn as !>• -niTgl ion t ;al A. : o.ui Q.—Why should one masticate their food prop erly? A.—The process of mastication is an aid to digestion, but it may be suggested to Mr. Edi son that if "one" attempts mastication of "their" food the damage which is dune to the Book of Elementary Grammar is even more serious than file damage done to the stomach when one neg lects to masticate his food properly. Q.—How was the planet Neptune discovered and by whom? A.—Neptune was discovered through Its action upon the planet Uranus, before it hud been actually observed. Sir William Her scliel turned the trick. Q.—Why did Mine. Curie lately come to Amer ica? A.—To receive a gift of $100,000 worth of radium from lier American admirers. Q.—Francs, marks, thalers are worth only a fraction of their former value in terms of United States money. Is this an advantage to this coun try? A.—Yes and no. It's a great arrangement for Americans who are buying things from Eu rope, but it hurts export trade. Q.—"How come lie ain't seen you was not home?" Write this in correct English. A.—How did it happen that he failed to see that you were not home? Q.—You are n salesman making every effort to get an order from a big manufacturer who is mar ried to an unusually jealous wife. One evening you see tills prospective customer dining in a res taurant with a chorus girl. What would you do? A.—Nothing. Q.—Name two of the principal salt-producing localities of the United States? A.—New York, Michigan. Q.—Do you know approximately what a mem bership in the New York stock exchange costs? A— $100,000. Q.—Who discovered the radium fay? A.—The Curies, of Paris, In 1898. Professor Becquerel dls :overed the rays of uranium salts In 1890. Q.—Where is the Alhambra? A.—Granada, Spain. Q.—Who wrote the story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"? A.—Edgar Allan Poe. Q.—In what mountains 000 miles from New York are there some 2,000 Indians? A.—The Adl rondacks, where the five tribes of the Iroquois live. Q.—What is black ink made of? A.—Ferrous sulphate and nutgalls, combined with gum and water. Q.—Name the capital of Peru. A.—Lima. Q.—Who built the first steamboat? A.—John Fitch. Q.—Where do we get most of our asbestos? A.— Quebec. Q.—What materials are used on the sides of boxes containing safety matches, by means of which the matches are ignited? A.—Phosphorus and sand. The match heads contain chlorate of potash. Q.—Name the elements of which our atmos phere Is composed. A.—Oxygen, nitrogen, argon, krypton, helium, neon, xenon. Q,—Who invented t he telescope? A.—Hans Llppershey. a Dutch spectacle-maker, in 1008. Q.—What breed of cow is the greatest milk producer? A.—Holstein. Q.—What liquid is used in fire extinguishers for putting out gasoline fires? A.—Carbon dloxid. Q.—Name two northern states that grow large quantities of tobacco. A.—Wisconsin and Penn sylvania. Q.—Who was Kit Carson? A.—Hunter and guide. Served under Fremont. Q.—Is the president of the United States elected by popular vote? A.—No, he is chosen by the electoral college. Q.—Of what use is a swimming bladder in fishes? rlum. A.—Enables them to maintain equilib Q.—What Is liquid air? How is it made? A.—Atmosphere reduced from its natural gaseous state to a liquid condition. It is made by forcing compressed air into a triple copper coil and re ducing tiie surrounding temperature tö the point of liquefaction. Q.—What is a loadstone? A.—Magnetic Iron ore; magnetite. Q-—What Is the lowest form of life? A.—The one-celled ameba. Q.—State briefly the necessary requirements for a manufacturing executive? A.—A thorough knowledge of his product, a complete acquaintance with the market for Ids product and for the raw materials of which it is made; ability to direct his employees to efficient effort, and to make rapid and accurate judgment in emergency. Q.—What Is an antiseptic? Name four com monly used. A.—An agency which destroys the microorganisms of disease; carbolic acid, chlo rated lime, corrosive sublimate, mercuric chlorld. Q.—On what part of the western hemisphere did Columbus land? A.—San Salvador, or Watllng Island, off the coast of Cuba. Q.—What is 212 degrees Fahrenheit on the cen tigrade scale? A.—100 degrees. Q.—How did the name America originate? A.—From Americus Vespucius, an Italian explorer. Q.—Who wrote the following books: "Vanity Fair," "Pickwick Papers," "Huckleberry Finn," "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"? A.—William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dick ens, Mark Twain. Vicente Blasco Ibanez. Q.—What three letters occur most frequently in the English language? A.— B, t and a. Q.—What is a Soviet? A.—A labor organization holding political administrative powers. Q.—Who are the Igorotes? A.—According to the Encyclopedia Britannica the correct spelling, Mr. Edison, Is Igorots. They are negroid inhabi tants of the Philippine islands, who originally were immigrants from Malaysia. Q.- What was the spark that started the World war In 1914? A.—The assassination of the Arch duke Ferdinand of Austria, at Sarajevo, Serbia. Q.—Can you name four localities where civiliza tion existed in 3000 B. C.? A.—China, Crete, Egypt and Mesopotamia. Q.—What Is a shooting star? A.—A small me teor. caused by a conglomeration of meteoric mat ter coming Into contact with the earth's atmos phere. q,—W hy is It necessary to rotate crops? A.—To avoid extracting from the soil the elements neces sary to the growth of any single crop. Q.—who was Humboldt? A.—A celebrated Ger sclentist, naturalist and author. Q.—A man goes to a lake with a three-gallon and a live-gallon measure. How could he measure out exactly four gallons (using no marks on the can)? A.—Fill the three-gallon can. Empty the three-gallon can Into the five-gallon can. Fill (lie three-gallon can again, from the three-gallon can. man Fill the five-gallon can One gallon is left in Empty the five-gallon the three-gallon can. Pour the contents of the three-gallon can into the Fill the three-gallon can again, can. five-gallon can. and pour the contents into the five-gallon This gives you four gallons in the five-gallon can. can. Q,—why is it necessary for us to breathe? A.—In order to supply oxygen to the blood. 1 BETTER ROADS MINIMUM WIDTH OF HIGHWAY Hard-Surface Roads Should Be at Least Eighteen Feet Wide for Safety of All Concerned. (Prepared by th» United Sta.tee Department of Agriculture. ) A minimum width of 18 feet for hard-surface roads is recommended bj' the bureau of public roads of the United States Department of Agricul ture. The maximum width of truck body generally permitted is 8 feet, and 5% feet is the ordinary clearance width of automobiles. At an average speed of 30 miles an hour It is un reasonable to expect the driver of an automobile to drive with the wheels closer than feet to the edge of the pavement, says the bureau. For trucks at an average speed of 15 miles an hour, this distance should not : .1 &*ïiSS£îi M * V XWMJ( . im . Mm mÊB t;î I ü Sheridan-Big Horn Road in Wyoming Before and After Improvement. he less than 1% feet on account of the great width of the rear wheel. Three feet stems to lie a minimum safe clearance between bodies. Inas much ns a certain amount of truck traffic is to he expected on all main country roads, the minimum width of surface should be 18 feet to provide these clearances when an automobile meets a truck. Where the frequency with which trucks pass each other becomes a big factor, as in the neighborhood of large cities, tile minimum width of pave ment should be 20 feet to provide n clearance of 3*4 feet ami a safe dis tance of wheels from edge of pave ment. FUTURE TRAFFIC Count of Automobiles on Number of Roads in Tennessee Shows Sur prising Fact. «Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) In building a road liberal allowance should be made for future increase in traffic, says the bureau of public roads of the United States Department ot Agriculture. A traffic count conducted by the bureau in co-operation witli Tennessee officials on a niMiber ol roads in Davison county, in which Nashville is located, shows surprising facts when compared with a simiiai count in 191(5. During tins period au tomobile registrations have doubled, while the number of motor vehicles or. the roads is five times ns great as ir, 1910. In 1916 horse-drawn and motor vehicle traffic were almost equal in volume. In 1921 horse-drawn trafih had increased only slightly in volume and constituted 16 per cent of the traffic, motor vehicles constituting 84 per cent. Observations in this and other conn tries lead to the conclusion that vol ume of traffic may increase in much greater proportion than the number ol motor vehicles and will also depend to a large degree on the condition ol improvement of the road and on the economic conditions in the adjacent territory. ROADS IN FEDERAL-AID PLAN System Designed to Serve Whole Country and Will Be 180,000 Miles in Length. The chief of the bureau of public roads of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture will probably never personally inspect ail of the system of federal-aid roads provided for hy the federal highway act anc for which initial appropriations have been made. The system is being designed t serve the whole country and will approximately 80,000 miles in length. Should he make an inspection, travel ing at the rate of 30 miles an hour, 8 hours a day on all working days, und not go over any mile twice, It would require nearly 7 two and one half years to complete the job. Benefits of Good Roads. Fresh food is made available for the city children, better schools and wider social opportunities are pro vided for the country boys and giris, through improved highways and mo tor transportation. Deflation of Prices. Prices of daiyr and poultry prod ucts suffered the least in the rapid deflation of prices of farm products which began in 1920 and continued through 1921, according to the United »Rates Department of Agriculture. BETTER DEAD Life is a burden when the body is racked with pain. Everything worries and the victim becomes despondent and downhearted. To bring back the sunshine take COLD MEDAL The National Remedy of Holland for over 200 years; it is an enemy of all pains re sulting from kidney, liver and uric acid troubles. All druggists, three sizes. box ,\X\t true Beauty in Every Jar y yyjr ™ Freckles Positively Removed by Dr. Berry's Freckle Ointment, giving beautiful complexion. Your druggist or by mail 65c; send for free booklet. Cr. C. H. Berry Co., 2975 Michigan Are., Chicago No One-Sided Prosperity. Let him who expects one class of so ciety to prosper in the highest degree, while the other Is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.—Fuller. Children's handkerchiefs often look hopeless when they come to the laun dry. Wash with good soap, rinse In water blued with Red Cross Ball Blue, —Advertisement. Get Rid of Ants. If ants get in an ice chest, put a can under each leg nearly Ailed with water; move the chest away from wall and no more ants will bother you. I hereby solemnly promise to fill 9 99 any man s pipe This promise is made in the letter that follows. We had sent Mr. Lewis some free samples of Edgeworth (as we do to all who ask for them). We didn't know that he was an Edgeworth smoker until we received this letter. Niagara Fails, N. Y. Messrs. Larus & Brother Company, Richmond, Va. Gentlemen : I am a smoker of good tobacco for over 40 years and have no hesitancy in saying that of all smoking tobacco Edgeworth in my estimation occupies the first place. Having smoked it for a number of years in many different parts of our own good U. S. A., and also Alaska and Cuba—it has always given me supreme smoke-satisfaction, at all times, any where, everywhere, regardless of cli— maticchanges or any other hocus-pocus. My object in sending for the free samples (if you will forgive me) was to determine whetheror notEdgeworth was being made any different —that possibly the samples (like whiskey samples used to be) were the best and finest of the whole output. « But on smoking the samples I find no difference whatever, and so I am con vinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that Edgeworth always is of the same superior quality in all its forms, and further, that my little joke in asking for and receiving something for noth ing will be excused by you on the plea of curiosity. In thanking you kindly for your courtesy in sending fvee samples. I man's (reasonable-sized) pipe with Edgeworth tobacco of my own pur chase, to convert him to that really good smoke, "Edgeworth." Very sincerely, (Signed) Arthur John Lewis. Edgeworth samples are no different from the regular Edgeworth tobacco you can buy in a store. We wouldn't keep "special" samples any more than we would have a special kind of tobacco in a dif ferent pouch in our pocket to hand to a friend. m We feel that J Edgeworth is f good enough, that its pleas ant fragrance and mellowness will appeal to most pipe-smokers. We do not think a i toon«»# „^ün; agas , 1 our we samples of Edgeworth to a man who doesn't find it exactly suited to his taste. If you never tried Edgeworth, let us send you enough to fili your pipe a few times. Smoke it, end then decide whether or not Edgeworth was "made for you." If you'll add the name and ad dress of your tobacco dealer, we'd appreciate the courtesy. When you send for samples, ad dress Larus & Brother Company, 62 South 21st St., Richmond, Va. To Retail Tobacco Merchants: If your jobber cannot supply you with Edgeworth, Larus & Brother Com pany will gladly send you prepaid by parcel post a one- or two-dozen carton of any size Edgeworth Plug Slice or Ready-Rubbed for the same price you would pay the jobber. W. N. U., BILLINGS, NO. 34-1922.