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Uncle Sam's Annual "Tea Party"
Keeps Beverage Up to Standard
Anthony J. Schindler, an expert of the tea-testing bureau of the port
of New York, testing and classifying a sample of tea by his senses of
taste and smell, at Uncle Sam's annual "tea party."
Uncle Sai's annual "ttea party." as i:
it is piopularly terimed in trasury de- s:
liartnment circles, but which is otlicially in
known as the yearly meetling iof the rt
lUnited States hoard of teni experts, pl
was held recently at the Federal Pub- f<
lie stores in New York. nl
This hloard, wihnic h wns createld un- hi
der the tea act of March 2, 1!97. an
nually tests IiNll Insipects sullfi'hient t:
quantities of the imnlorted ileaf to t
reach a final dteterminallltion as to the re
standards to he usied in the succeeditng it
12-month pIrlod. Tea importers all p,
over the c'ountry submit samples of tl
their Importations and from these the Ji
experts set the standards. AI
hlundlredls of white china tencups arte e'
set on the gas ranges in the roomus of h
the New York official tea exmllliner.
WOMEN MAY WEAR 1
Uncle Sam's Experts Believe
That This Is Not at All
TO BE CHEAP AND DURABLE
Creatures of the Sea May B6 Called c
Upon to Aid in Combatting
High Cost of Cloth and
Womnen's frocks of tishskin. A weird r
Yet, if ,xcserrint'iiits inow being irade
under the direction of Uncle Sum
througli the department of commlllierce
prove as sluccessful as is exlpected,.
gowns of such llmaterlal may before'
long ibecomie fishionihle, .
They will he a noveltty; they will
Ile hfillnUdsiiiie anlld bect'lllig. What
more likely. It is asked, than that the t
makers of the styles will aceelpt the
notion and do what they can to pop
(lovernlllenlt exllerts ldeclare tlhat the
skilns of lllany species of fishes, prop
erly tneled ind otherwise prepared.
would afford durable and henuttiful
stuiffs for dresse's. Those of sharks
would furntisll an exquisite leather for
Along ithe Yukon river, in Alaska.
the nuth"ivie woin Use saloiion skinls
for clothing. After remoivinig the
scales, the skins aire stripped oiff in"
as big pi'ces at s possille'. dried. and
worked with ii sirailer until pliable.
When tinished theiiy re very soft,
tough and durable, resemtbling kid.
1)resses descirilted as quite' Ieautt
ful are rllade flroilt fishskills by wom
en in the Aiiiuir river region of Siberia
-the fabric ornllllamented with cut-out
pieces dyed in v~arius tcolors., sewn on,
and arranged in fainciful pattern. A
month's l:lbor lnniy he riequired to pro
duce suclh i gown. each womaliin trying
to outdo her neigllbors in the tasteful
decoraltitln of her costumlte. All of the
cutting out is done with a knife (scis
S ra h'illE uling unknown\ to those prilll
,de, people)t. land tlhe sewing is ac'colt
plished with nit sort of tlhraid imade
Cheap and Durable.
With the help ot priote'-.~si of cilv
ilized invention. Amtelriian tmlinuft'
tuirers. it is b ellieved., cnitlll turn out
tis kin uhllhs adaptable to n i great
\lriety of Irprl,-ss. Their cheapness
ind durItl:il liti \\V, leh rtm- inimiein i theiI
strongly tIo mosti- wiomen ; andil thelir Fat
triltivents5 ito thel eye. wherei, thet lii4ore
i.expensiive qualities were c'oncerned.
wo\\-utl quickly ,litniti for thicna the
faivor of fashliolin.
Thei skius o(f lthe miunconlda, largest
of alll it,' Alirih:i1n truilalil serpents.
are now utilizted fir niitor ('outs.
vhicih. flexible itld soft. 2iutl pre'serv
Ing inlitleinlitely th,,ir s5iily lust'r, tri'
guaratnte'd ini'\er to wv'ar out. Such
girllll'tiits---m ly fllour skils :aire re
qulrted to nlliik' aI ic'iit--aire described
as "Aut-i'liFr than ally fur." If snake
skiius are F ivnil2 ila e for n pturlpose, why
Nit tliik 'lltllugh fior mIotor conts?
It all deilnlu s upiln the kind of tish.
Consihler ceclskin for examniile. Every
body ktiluws h\ow thick aind tuough it is.
But hiais it ever octurred to anybihody
to think of its pissilile uilizatiion for
clotlhing? P'roperly tunlied and pre
pared. It wouldl at leag afford an ex
ellent leather, absolutely waterproof.
uJp to the present time the animals
of the land. wild or domestleated.
have been relied upon to urnish cloth
tag for mankind. The creatures of
In theln stpecietild quantitie5s of the
simples are hoileil until in the judg- e
lllent of the watching experts they are a
ready for test. They are thetn sau
pled by '.mtill, taste and liappearanllce
for artifici-il cololrinlg and anlly other
ri:ittetr that mIight injure the pullic
ThI high stalndard of purity main
tainced for tlihe safety of the American
ten drinkers is shown by the etlicial
replort of the governmetllllt s supervis
ing teia expert. Out of the I4.t,5:3;G•,2C
piiitundis examinedi in ail the ports iof
the ciUlntry only 1.614 per cent was re
jected on account of being below the
standard. Of this 1.612 per cent on ae
c.olunt of Ibeillg iof "inferior quality,"
hence helov stindaird, ind 0.0(0197 for
tlihe sea (if seals he excepted) have
been almtnst whilly neglected. No
bodiy seemls to hiave thought of the
oceans as a sollrce of materlals for
the purpose. Arndl yet, if Iill the land
uninllis c('asedil to exist tomorrow. the
marine filshes could easilty supply the
ileetds of tihe humanii rotce for girmentlt
Includinig hits anlnd sliho s.
Shoes May Cost $20.
The price of clothing. like that of
other necessaries, is rapidly going up.
Monllth by month, the everyday house
wife finds herself obliged to pay more
for dress; goods, for stockings, for ev
erythitng she has to buy in order that
she aIil her children may be proper
ly clad. A mannufacturer of hoots re
cently malde the startling predlicttion
thalt blefore long a pair of good shoes
would cist $20.
ltut this will not happen if the
fishes of the sea aire cailled upollni to
cont',ributehll tt h,:ier. The fisheries hu
riti .:1 :is thalt most excellent shoes.
durable' and waterprootf, can he maide
fromii ti hides of sharks. And sharks
of slpeciets avlilable for the purpolise
lare ' illliat niI tnlll 'inlihly plentifull.
They ain jie tiasilry caiuhtlit. and their
skis ldeliv'ered t taiinners, in ntlumbters
Shark-Skin Leather No Novelty.
Shark-skin leather is ino new tliriig.
though uses for It hiave\ hitherto been
sioitiwilvllit re-strictedl. U'nlder the name
oif "sh:ltr'reenl." it has lonIg been em
playedt l i rs a :iterial fior cove-ring in
strullment cnses. for sword hilts and
for certain other lpurpost'es deln:itndiig
great durability. Such liling thel fact.
its avnilablility for shoes--esplecially
in view of its waterproof quality--is
To, say that a leather famnine is in
ir-l pie't is to describe the present
sitntiotln by no means too strongly.
Manufacuturers of shoes, harness and
all sorts of leather goods are looking
anxiouisly in till directions for niew
soeurces of possible supply. C'on
suniption is Incriusing. and--relative
ly. alt all events-the zilniber of hides
produced is ste-adily diminishing.
Land teniiils are insufficient In
tllnumber. W\e mIrst. therefore, look to
the sea. which (if the view of the fish
eries hiiuretit is to be accepted) ot
fi-rs inetxhaustible supplies. Leathers
fotr purploTIes demallanding durability alnd
loniig-wialiriing qualit y e'n be fuzrnished
bly thlie ll tilt itlldl iii it tribes of sharks.
For g:armenll ts other thatin shoes the ina
rin fiishieis tifflord skins which, accord
igla ti their tllickllness. texture and
othller qualitiets. are utilizablel as sub
stituttes for fiabrics iof wool and oither
A companllly hals been newly organll
izedt (with governmllcnt iapproval) to
Ii ihnt thce w\hite whale foir lenther.
t 'l'his snill pt.cies of cetaceian, when
fuill-grtiwn is :11) feett ilong andll weighs
:iabout 1.0Il pounds. Leather made
friomi its liIde is durable, strong and
liabihle. It Is known today in the near
k.t us l"ptorpoise leather," but it has
ni\ver t'been utilized to any implortai nt
extient. The aIlove-mnltioned cotlll
t :in- Irortc's it as a mnaterial for the
i lt if w \Vlllc'll's shoes.
Mle:rinlihii l i the tisherits hureaut is
. Tiling oliin, \vq'y novel exlermllentst
, thati haiit to do \wa the utilizatihmn
i of t he tlils "srit tins if fish (sulltaiily
d ivd :Iti oithcrwise preItlirted) for the
d :ilittrntintit of willanln's hluts. It he
._ li-vts that these :ilpenid ncgc's niigict be
eniplityed iticist sat itsftictoirily feir the
ii eccirittiecn ctf suii'h hic ' igi-;ir--e lt'see 'itil
ly it \view of the pres.tl-lizy restric
ti ois oni the' use of birds skinls tind
featihers. Wlihe'n ready, the bureziu pro
pcest'S to mn:ike an exhibition of tish
tail ornamenited hats, in the hple that:i
, fashiion, lziway. eager for somiettinzg
. novel iand striking. may accept the
Is Of all the tree pests and diseases
1. raging in this country now every single
i- one is alleged to have been caused by
if jimported nursery stock.
MATERIAL FOR SILOS
UNTREATED WOOD FOUND SUB
JECT TO MORE OR LESS DECAY.
Deterioration Usually Occurs Near a
Foundation Where Certain Condl- dl
tions of Moisture Favorable
to Decay Exist at
Experience with silos built of un
treated wood has slown that they are
subject to ilore or less decay. Even
sllch durablle laterhll Is heart cypress
,or redwo.od is not immune. Deteriora
tion usually occurs near the foulndli
tion of the sitlos where certain condi
tilons of molllsture favorable for the de
veloplllmen(t of tlhe fungus of decay ex
ist. Desny may also attack sappy
wood in any portion of the structure. ill
In 11I(I about 1O0.O(YK,(.O) hoard feet m
of high-grade lumber were used in silo
co.nstrumction and the consteullption of
lumber for this purpose has been sl
steadily increasing ever since. The hi
mllportance of somile kind of preserva
tlve trettmnent to prevent decay in ri
wouoden sils, therefore, has become in
gene'rally recognized. Several rlmanu
facturers of wood-stave silos are now
nIakillg use of preservatives so that
It i polsslle to purchase the silo ma
terial already treated."
(If the various preservatives in gen
eral uise, a good grdite of coal-tar
cremasote Is very satisfactory for pre
serving timber. Almost any thorough
method of treatment with this pre
servative ought to add to the life of aI
the silo. Superficial methods. how
ever, such as applying with a brush,
dipping In the preservative, or spray
method is to have the staves treated
with the preservative in a closed re
tort under pressure, and when so treat- t
ed they should last indefinitely and r
should be more satisfactory to the pur- t
Those who are considering the pur
chase of treated silos should Investi
gate carefully the methods used, and
if greatest permanence is desired,
should choose only material that has
received a thorough pressure treat
ment. Silos built bf such material
have the additional advantage of re
duction in the swelling and shrinking
of the staves; and, hence, they can he
kept tight more easily. Another ad
vantage of silos built of well-treated
I wood is that they need not be painted.
FEEDING TRIAL AT MICHIGAN
Field-Bean Straw Found to Be Supe
rior to Oat Straw for Fattening
SLambs-Adds to Profits.
In a feeding trial at the Michigan
experiment station, H. W. Mumford.
I now of the Illinois station, found
field-bean straw superior to oat
straw for fattening lambs. One may
judge from this that such straw.
therefore, has considerable feeding
value for sheep at least, and it is
Slikely to have equal feeding value for
cattle and horses and to be no special
source of danger to either. In our
own experience, we have often
thrown small quantities of bean
straw out in the cattle yard, so the
cattle could eat it if desired. What
little there was of it they appeared to
eat with relish; no doubt because it
came as a change from their usual
forage. It is not likely, however,
that any kind of farm stock will eat
it in large quantities because of its
coarse nature. Also there will no
doubt be a large percentage of waste
left by the animals because of the
woody character of the main stems
of the bushes. It is in keeping with
good economical practice, however.
e to allow the stock to eat such of this
straw as it may desire. It Is by
utilizing the unmerchantabhle products
of the farm in this way. and converting
Stheml into mIeat or other merchantablee
prodtucts thllat the farmer adds to his
INSECTS KILLED IN WINTER
SInjurious Bugs May Be Destroyed by
I Cleaning Up and Burning Trash
m n Orchard and Garden.
t Take advantage of the iugs In their
v ilnte~r quarters, the remnants of old
Spluants. the trash lnd litter about the
garden and orchatrd.
Burn out the fence rows, destroy the
s trash and litter wherever it has a
Scumulated by burning It or plowing it
e Cut out the dead trees and limbs in
e tie orchard and make them into fire
E WORKING SALT INTO BUTTER
d Latter Should Be Taken From Churn
o- In Granular Condition-Use Ladle
h- or Knife, Not Hand.
Ig The butter should be taken from the
e churn in the granular condition and the
salt added before it has been worked
no Usually about one ounce of salt
le should be worked through the better
Swith a ladle or paddle and not with
FOWLS IN VIGOROUS HEALTH
Bright Red Comb, Clear Eyes and Ap
pearance of Alertness Are to Be
The successful experienced poultry
man only needs one glance at your
pen of chickens to enable him to make
a good estimate as to the health con
dition of your flock.
A bright red comb, clear eyes and
an appearance of alertness, is seldom
seen except when a chicken is enjoy
ing the best of health. Occasionally
It is true that hens which are overfat
and in danger of apoplexy may carry E
with them good health certificates
which are not deserved. LI
When the comb turns from its nat
ural bright red color to purple, or an
even dlarker shalde. the caretaker may
4.expect ptomaine poisoning or other
form of poisoning, indigestion or liver m
trouble. and if the comb assumes a til
l!ght color, except when the bird is cl
molting. the poultry man should ex- st
pect bowel trouble or tuberculosis. at
tine of the first things the beginner to
should study is the appearance of di
health or disease as indicated by the cc
appearance of the comb, eyes, car- e
riage and attitude of his birds when bi
in vigorous health, antd when out of et
PUREBRED MALES ARE IDEAL t
No Excuse for Using Anything but
Boar of Highest Quality--Be Care- t
ful of His Disposition.
Since purebred males' are plentiful
and reasonable in price, there is no
excuse for using anything but a pure
bred hoar. The purebred male will
transmit his own qualities with greater
certainty than one that is not pure,
and will get pigs of more uniform
quality and excellence; so that it pays
to use a purebred boar even for pro
ducing meat on the farm or for mar
Before buying it is necessary to have
in mind the ideal type of boar wanted;
then it is well to buy the nearest
thing to the ideal, or the best that
can be afforded. One should never
let a few extra dollars on the price
stand In the way when a good boar is
found. The fact that a boar should
come from a strain which produces
large numbers of pigs should not be
If an aged boar Is to be selected,
the disposition should be noticed, and
one that is vicious or tries to break
out of lots and pens should be avoided.
LABOR PROBLEMS ON FARMS
Keep Hired Man Busy in Woodlot Se- t
curing Firewood, S1ls, Etc- r
Exercise for Horses.
The farm woodlot will soon help to
solve some of the knotty problems as
to labor upon the farm. Often the
right kind of labor cannot be kept i
upon the farm because it is not em
ployed the year round. Better under
standing of the value of the woodlot
may assist materially in solving the
labor problems on our farms. When
nothing else can be done, labor can be
used in a woodlot to distinct advan
The taking out of firewood, posts,
- barn sills, piles, ties, etc.. keeps the
e hired man busy, and may prevent the !
o horses from eating their heads off in
the barn. Throughout the winter
Sthere are days when both men and
' teams can work profitably in the forest
Sand the bulk of the cutting should be
a done in the winter, but the cutting up
o of the tops and the burning of the
e brush may be done most easily after
e the snow has disappeared.
By thus balancing the work of the
h farm, the woodlot can be greatly Im
' proved In productive capacity and in
Sappearance and labor and teams may
y be employed profitably.
APPLY MANURE FOR TURNIPS
Fertilizer High in Phosphoric Acid
With About 3 Per Cent Nitrogen
Freshly manured land is especially
likely to produce maggoty turnips, and
for this reason most turnip growers
do not apply manure directly previous
ir to the growth of this crop. but depend
Id upon the supply of naccumulated plant
food In the soil and commnnercial ferti
A fertilizer high in phosphoric acid,
e with about 3 per cent nitrogen, should
be used at the rate of at least 1,000
pounds per acre.
Fertilizer recommendations for par
Ssnips and radtishes are the same as for
other root crops.
R TREATMENT OF LOUSY STOCK
m For Lice or Itch Wash With Solution
of Carbolic Soap-slect Warm
Day for Task
e Cattle kept in dclose, dark, fotu sta
be bles and pens will become lousy. For
ed lice or itch wash with soap suds made
from strong lye.
it Select warm day for this job. After
er washing rob dry and keep in warm
th table; this will kill the lice and cleanse
EGG-LAYING AGE OF PULLETS'
Light Breeds, Such as Leghorn, MI
norca, Hamburg and Ancona Ma
ture at About Six Months.
Different breeds mature and com
mence laying at slightly different
times. In general, under a utility
classification pullets of the egg breeds,
such as Leghorn, Minorca, Iiatnburg
and Ancona, mature early and begin
to lay eggs at four or tive months un
der favorable conditions. Where the I
conditions are not favorable to induce oi
early egg-laying, six months is proba- It
bly a nearer average for the timue to t,
commence laying. Meat types, such st
as Brahma. Cochin and Langshan. are 1lI
slower in maturity, taking six to eight n
months or longer for a pullet to get In
to egg-laying condition.
General purpose types, such as Ply
mouth Rock, Wyandotte, Rhode Island
Red, Orpington and Dominique, ma
Rhode Island Red.
alture more quickly than those of thes.
meat type and the pullets may be ex
pected to lay at from five to six
months, although soie-may mature atFowls
Mour and a half months. There areIt t
alwcases on record where individuals oe
ers do not advocate the early maturing egg breeds have
ably begun to lay in about three monthse
although this is In special cases.
e'CHANGE MALE BIRDS YEARLY 1
,e , Most Successful Breeders Do Not Ad. 1
ý.I vocate Practice-Immature Fowls
Not Desirable to use
theany peshouple get the dea that andt I
always best to change male birds ev
er uear. The most successfulreferable to breed
ers do not advocate thIs yearly change.
tGood male birds may be kemat ry e mat
ably for two or three yearso The use
of Immature males eventually will re
lsut in reducing the size of the is woc
grown it is desirable to use voheng birds.er
Reguthry h ould be well grBe Given and e
Accumveloped. As rule when young les
Once Everly W eek. them
to oreguladr attention. It will not do to let
the droppingnless the y'cumulate.ock In weiarm
weathegular Attention Should be Givcleaned of
Accuthree mes a week, anvoded at least once
Oa week in cold weather. A short-Week.
The dropping boards. They on e scrapedhave
off into a tub or box ippn ngs accumulate. In wart
p time, with no very great amount ofi
e QUARTERS FOR THE PULLETS
In Best to Keep Them Separated From
y Old Hens and Feed Them for
It is usually advisable to keep old
hens and pullets in separate quarters
and feed them separately because the
id pullets often need more food to finish
their development and pretmre for the
SKEEP POULTRY IN CONDITION
, No Economy in Feeding Hens Less
d Than They Need-Provide Mate
nt rial for Making Eggs.
There is no economy In feeding hens
less than they need. or in feeding on
d only one or two grains or kinds of
A variety and plenty of It. is neces
sary to keep the fowls in gisd condli
or tlon and provide the material from
which to make eggs.
Best Laying Hen.
K The hen that Is last to roost at
night and first off in the morning is
a the one that generally does the lay
Make Hens Exercise.
S To make the hens exercise, the
1 scrat ,hlng feed should be given in a
dle h.A' of eight to ten inches of straw.
ter Profitable Layers.
m The hens taat have the best laylingt
5 records the past year will prove to be
proitable layers the coming year.
Uncle Sam Searching for German Submarine Base
W ASHIINGTON.-A systemnatic investiclation has been started by Americat
,ovei'rntnent oflii:ll. for the purlpose of finding out where the (lernmair sub
marineis believed to, be op)erating off the coast of South America are obtaining
their supply of fuel oil and provisions
Naval exp rt whou have hbeeni con
s ilted have expressed the convictlol
I that the only possible sources of the
S il supply are In the oil tields o1
Tamspico, 3I-rlo, or in the United
'Stites. American or other neutral
tank ships are suslpected of being the
medllium through which oil is conveyed
-t= '-- o the suhlimarines. Naval officers are
'- -- , ll_, l ki ('als l convinced that one or more Ger
S- manlln submaurinle bases are being main
tanllllled onilt ell' o llut-f-the-\way Islld
in the C:irrlbh:in sea. It is knlown that Gerlllllman intrels control considerable
oil deposits near Tanipico. where the principal British supply is alnso located.
It is realizedl. lhoweve-r.I that tlwse Germalln-owned fields weoull lbe of no use
to llie (the Gllller sulllllturines Unless shlips could le obtained to transport the
supply, and it is realized also that thlie only facilities for transporting it would
he tlihose alffordled by Atmericntn or neutral ships, there being no German
nmerchanlt vessels available for the purpose.
While all ships taking on oil at any port are suppcosed to get clearance
papers for t deflinite prt or ldesitatiton, it is suspected that somlle of these
lire stopping at some sec-ret I:ibase and1(1 there depositing some of their oil cargo.
Mexican port authorities of easy conselence, it is suspected, are certifying,
for ia consideration, to "short" cargoes whereas In fact the vessels under
suspicihn may he clearing with full cargoes. In this way, it Is pointed out,
the vessels could dispose of part of their oil en route without there being a
discrepancy between the anmount of the cargo certified to at the point of
departure and the amount deposited at the final port of destination.
Equestrian Indian Statue for National Capital
A T LAST the national capital may have one equestrian Indian statue, a site
f for which is suggested In the Smithsonian grounds between the Smith
sonian builiings and the New National museum, if the proposal made by
Franklin Steele, Jr.. a Washington an
thority on sculpture, Is carried out.
This statue Is "The Scout." the
work of ('\rus E. I)allin. standing
about ten feet high. For this statue
Mlr. Lallin rceive'd ia gold medal at
the li'an:IanmI-l'acifiC exposition. It is
temporarily 1-sated In Kansas City,
having been- recently cast in bronze.
A Sioun: brave is shown on his
pony. antd so implllresslve is the work
and so true to type that when a numn
her of Sioux Indlians saw the effigy
they cried out, "Lakota," meaning "the Sioux." The proposal for having this
statue placed In some Washington park is thus outlined by Mr. Steele, as
"If this statue could he acquired by the city it would add greatly to our
ornamental features and wouldl. no doubt, meet with the approval of the fine
arts cnmmission. An ideal place to locate, if we are fortunate enough to
secure it. would be In the grounds of the Smithsonian institution, where it
could stand out boldly between it and the New National museum, standing, as
it does, ten feet high. Evidently this statue of the Indian scout represents an
aborigine of early days.
"Before the statue in question Is disposed of there should be an effort on
the part of the people of this city to add this fine work of art to other orna
mnentations of beautiful Washington."
White House Policeman Always Picks Newlyweds
gD tOPING Them Right, or Spotting Newlyweds." would be an excellent
L1 title for one chapter in the fife of Policeman C. E. Dalrymple, one of the
uniformed officers who stand guard at the doors of the executive offices of the
White House, and who probably has
Now 'wry- welcomed more newly married couples
IEAT A%0EL than any other individual in Wash
t PEACi-t- Ington ever has seen.
HOLD M AR Dalrymple has been on duty at
" oR TIIi'IE the White House since 1903. It is
ARE said that nine out of every ten bridal
e MAajgo- couples that come to Washington on
their honeymoon visit the White
House. As Dalrymple is on duty In
the daytime, he "catches" them all.
$) ls( His 13 years of duty at the exec
utive offices has made him an adept
In "spotting" the newly weds the moment they enter the White House
grounds. If he Is on the inside, the moment they mount the steps and come
I inside the storm doors Dalrymple gets their number.
He says there are no fixed rules for "spotting" the honeymooners.
"You just siaply know it. It must be intuition," he samid. "But they
Srarely ever get by without being recognized.
r "What Is mny fortnlla? That's a hard question.
"You see tltat couple strolling down this way?" the policeman asked, as he
pointed to a young fellow and girl headed toward the executive oilces some
dlistance taway. The main was holding the girl's arm, and they were looking
into eich other's faces as they strolled along.
S "They are not mnarried," Dalrymple explained. "There are many other
ipersons in the White House grounds now, and they knbw it. The average
inewly wed is self-conscious, and while proud of the fact that he Is married.
always is trying to conceal it. He wouldn't dare catch the arm of his bride
in crowded groundls like these. Neither would enc4 gaze Into the othes's
teyes while in cotmpany. They think that such an act would easily label them
as just tnmarried.
"Even if they did not say a word, seven times out of each ten you would
tee able to slpit a recently married pair by their clothing. Whenever you see
t- a girl with gray shoes, stcklngs, dress and hat to match, you can bet your
last dollar that she's a bridle. But few women that come to thle White House
d ever have complete costumnes, each garment and piece matching the other in
t detail, unless they are part of their trousseau."
Crack in New Quarter Makes It Seem Counterfeit
A CIRACK In the edge of a coin which deadened the sound when the piece of
mI etal was droppcted on a mtarble or wooden surface, so worried some
Ihtenest resildent of Maiine that he sent it to President Wilson and asked that
the mnoney experts of the government
exeamine It antil see where the trouble
i lies. I'LL BET iT
S It was one of the new "two-bit" codT'R-TER -
Ipieces. The Maine resident thought
e it was counterfeit, and when the coin
.was tested by the almaateurs at the
e White liouse extecutive offices, they,
too. alagrceed with him.n
One' of the secret service men at- ./
N tachtel to thei exicutlve mansion wxv ..
toldl of the existence of the alleged
sleurlou.s pitce of money.
"Ilow do you know it is not genuine?" he asked.
"Becausu e It does not 'ring' when tossed on a table." was the reply.
"Ten to one' that It's genuine, and I haven't seen It," was the expert's
in lIe took the new coin. placed it under a magnifying glass, and a tiny
of crtack on the eldgE., whilch the glass developed Into a huge gap, was seen. The
sicret service man Inserted the point of a knife blade and further opened it.
"Tthe coin is genuine," he said. "It has not been out long enough to be
1' counterfeited yet."
m The new 23-cent piece was returned to the Dark Harbor, Me., resident,
with the Information that the money was perfectly good.
TAKEN FROM EXCHANGES
The women who embroider or knit a
bracelet has been invented to which is
-wiveled a holder for a ball of silk or
Statistics for Massachusetts show
that 6i per cent of all arrests and 67
per cvett of all imprisonments are for
The sineral resources of Mexico in
clude gold. sliver, copper, coal, plat
inum, graphite, petroleuw, asphalt, so
dium and marble.
By the Introduction of ventilating de.
vices a lead smelter works in Hungary
reduced the illness among its em.
ployees from 75 per cent to 8 per cent.
The floss of a rubber vine growing ln.
the Bahamas has been woven In Gert
many into the lightest textile yet
known that is suitable for life pre.
Post and telegraph charges have bees
advanced in Austria in order to raise
the interest on the war linas. It Is
expected in this way to raise $82
000 in additional revense.