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PAUL RÉVEfîÈ RIDES AGAIN
Patriotic Observance In Which City «4 Boston and Other Communi ties Taks Part. In a patriotic observance the dty of Boston, with the co-operation of several adjoining communities, in ac cordance with an annual custom, com memorated the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere. The celebration In Boston began the night before April 19. "Patriot's Day," when a descend ant of one of Paul Revere's contempo raries hung a lantern In the belfry of the Old North church. Just as was done on the night of April 18, 1775. Then on April 19 the ride to Lexington was retreated by a man on horseback, dressed to resemble Paul Revere, and who followed the route taken on that historic occasion. The messenger de parted from the quaint little house In North Square where the real Paul Re vere piled his trade us a silversmith, the crowded Italian quarter the old house stands undisturbed among the modern buildings that rise above It on all sides. In spite of the momentous conse quences of that 18-mlle ride In the Eighteenth century, comparatively few persons saw Paul Revere ns he raced from hamlet to hamlet to spread the alarm of the British advance. The population, of course, was small ; and besides, the only thing which the light est sleepers could have seen as they tumbled from bed was a flurry of dust and a dim tlgure disappearing In the dawn. TOWN CRIER NOT OBSOLETE Villages Along the Rhine Still Employ Hlm as a Dispenser of Gen eral Information. The town crier Is still an estab lished Institution In towns and villages along the Rhine. With drum and bell he summons the housewives to the windows and sings his news In a whining monotone: "Officers of the French forces order that all lights shall be out at 10 o'clock. No one allowed on the streets after that hour. Herr Bingen has re ceived a new shipment of women's underwear and shawls which he will The dollar Is worth One German ■ell very cheap. 15,500 marks to day. killed and two wounded by the enemy sentries In Essen. Twins were born at the house of Herr Gortzen, who lives by the fountain In Blamarck platz." Tlie echoes die away down the nar row streets ; the windows and doors slam ; the bell rings again as the old man plods down the rough pavement to the next corner where the story Is sung all over again. And so on until all the village has heard the news. Dogs Efficient Guardians. The treasures of the Boston Museum of Pine Arts are guarded each night by two giant police dogs who are trained to refuse to accompany anyone hut the watchman who has charge of them. At Intervals each night they are led through the darkened galleries, employees have been cautioned against remaining In the building after hours because of the danger of attack by the powerful canines. But for the Inter vention of the watchman recently, an official of the museum, who stayed un til late In the evening, would have been torn to pieces. All The Dance. Silver wreaths and snow white waistcoats, tulle and gold-tipped ciga rettes, satin slippers and pearl studs, 'champagne punch and rubber plants. Introductions and orchids, waxed floors and Interminable waltzes. " 'Neath a South Sea Moon" and three no-trumps, stepped-on toes and Invitations io dinner the following Thursday, wilted collars and strawberry Ice. A gather ing of stags In the pantry, promises to telephone the next morning, the host surreptitiously glancing at the cluck every five minutes.—From Life. Handicapped. A New York friend of mine re turned from his golfing the other day. •'Have a good game?" he was asked. "Rotten I" he replied. "What was the trouble?" "Oh, It was all my caddy's fault. He had the hiccups. Every time he hiccupped, I'd miss ray stroke; and every time he didn't hiccup, I'd miss It Just because I was watting for the hiccup to cornel"—-Christian Work. Knew Him Flret. Our days of courtship were short and I had met few of my husband's relatives before we were married. Jane is fond of her uncle Fred and had not seen him for several months when he came home to visit, and I ■aid : "You don't know this man, dear, do you ?" Jane readily answered: "That's my uncle. I knowed him 'fore you did."— Exchange. Natural Question. Two recent arrivals in a small coun try town entered a druggist's shop to buy some distemper for coloring a wall in their new residence. A nervous-looking assistant forward. In reply to the question : keep distemper ?" he stammered: "la It, Is It for dogs?" came "Do you Doga Brought Them Together. A new family had moved Into our neighborhood. They had a small boy and also a dog. Our son had a dog. The first day the boys chummy. On being asked how they got quainted so soon, son said : "O, our laterduced us."—Exchange. became ac THE NIGH COST OF CHEAP MONEY Widows and Orphans Among Chief Losers From Unsound Currency. E. E. AGGER CITES EXPERIENCE Speculators Rather Than Inves tors and Producers Win From Currency Depreciation. The losses and costa borne by the government and the people of the United States from unsound experiments, from down, doubtless total more than our staggering World tlons. It Is declared by E. B. Agger, an authority on economics. In the Journal of the American Bankers' As sociation. money colonial times War approprla "Cheap money," he says. Is very costly, since frenzied finance, speculation and business disaster have Invariably followed In the wake of unsound currency. He cites his torical experience showing that wid ows and orphans were among the chief sufferers. "New generations of adults, like children, have to learn over and over again that, when playing with fire, one runs the risk of being burned," Mr. Agger says. "Indulging curren cy heresies constitutes such an adult playing-with-flre. A glance over our own historical experience would dem onstrate this to the most ardent 'easy money' advocate, but such advocates are usually those to whom history Is 'bunk.' Soft Money Advocates Seek Profit "Unfortunately those who are will ing to kindle the kind of conflagra tion Involved In 'soft-money' experi mentation are not the only ones hurt. Indeed, they may extort an advan tage for themselves. Is all too clear concerning the of people. disorganized production and ous other evils are Inevitable. "Unsound money projects impose heavy costs on the government itself. The first effect of cheap money Is to raise prices. Mounting prices mean that, to meet Us needs, the govern ment must appropriate always larger sums. Again, dallying with unsound money weakens the government's credit Prospective bond buyers be come hesitant when currency depre ciation Is threatened, because there Is danger of agitation toward the pay ment of government obligations In the cheaper money rather than In specie. Any such weakening of goverment credit means lower prices received for bonds, consequently greater burdens on the Treasury. Assuming that, In the end, sound principles triumph, the indulgences of the unsound currency days leave further costa to be met. It paper money has been Issued It must be redeemed. If a government be unwilling to stoop to repudiation It must raise much more In taxes to pay for the paper money than It re ceived at the time of issue." The total effect of paper Issues In Increasing the cost of the Civil War Is estimated at about $600,000,000, Mr. Agger says, continuing: "Much more serious than the costs of unsound currency to the govern ment are the heavy direct and indi rect coats Imposed upon the people. Our productive system Is controlled through prices, and the upset of prices, caused by a depreciating currency, In terferes with the proper harmonizing of the different lines of production. Price changes are not instantaneously or uniformly effected throughout the whole system. The result of an In flationary movement is a stimulation of speculation and over-investment In some lines, with Inadequate develop ment In other lines. The period of speculation seems a period of prosper ity, but how false and unsound Is such prosperity la disclosed In the stress and agony of the Inevitable period of liquidation which, Nemests-llke, fol lows on the heels of the boom." But the record mass Heavy losses, Injustice, numer Wealth Unfairly Re-dlstrlbuted Mr. Agger then describes "the dis tressing effects of an unsound money on the distribution of wealth classes and individuals. Cheapening money through Inflationary expedi ents 1s a gigantic fraud upon the cred itor classes as against debtors. All those dependent on fixed Incomes, receiving specified sums in terms of money, are penalized when the pur chasing power of money is depressed. In like manner the stockholder profits at the expense of the bondholder—a tact which Implies a reward to the more speculatively Inclined at the ex amollit or j psnse of the conservative. "Advancing prices cause discontent and give rise to agitation and unrest among those whose Incomes cannot promptly be adjusted to meet higher living costs. Strikes are fomented and production is curtailed, body shares In these burdens, at stability In money also undermines md weakens habits of thrift, rosion of the moral Integrity of the people Is Inevitable. Simulated and a desire to gain by speculation rather than to earn a live lihood by productive and useful label causes a marked deterioration In pop dar habits and character.'* Every Laok A cor* Dishonesty Is côiM'iriiwfiWifr päctüä Interesting Experiments Have Shown That Light Paint Is Best for Ships' Bottoms, Some Interesting results have been obtained by J. Paul Vlsscher In his study of the fouling of ships' bottoms. These results Indicate that the color of the paint used Is an Important factor in determining the amount of fouling. Plates painted with different colors were exposed In sea water at the Beau fort laboratory and the development of the growths was observed over a pe riod of several months. The plates were identical, except for the color used, and since all factors Influencing them were the same, It may be con cluded that any difference In the amount or the nature of fouling was dependent on color. These colors In clude white, black, yellow, red, green and bine. The results show clearly that there was much more fouling on the dark plates than on those with lighter col ors. The contrast between the white and black platés was especially marked. Barnacles, which constitute a large percentage of the total amount of fouling, were especially affected by color. They were found only on the blue and black plates and were more abundant on the black. Hydrolds were also practically confined to the dark plates. The results are apparently explained by the fact that at the time of at tachment of the larvae to these forms the organisms are negatively photo graphic, that Is. they tend to go away from the source of light. This experi ment Is In accord with observations made on the growth on ships' bottoms where the densest growths are found in regions least exposed to light. The notes and tentative conclusions are at present based on a limited amount of evidence, and It Is expected that the problem will be more thoroughly In vestigated through experiments In which many of the less-known factors be more definitely controlled.— may Fisheries Service Bulletin. PLACED HIS BET AND LOST Walter Took a Chance, but Evidently It Did Not Happen to Be Hie Lucky Day. An old darkey waiter had served a modest but quite perfect lunch to two elderly and thrlfty-looklng guests. He bad Inquired how each dish suited their taste, whether It had been sea soned properly. If It was hot enough or sufficiently chilled. The check was presented at the close of the meal, was $3.40. One of the guests glanced over It and placed a $5 bill on the tray. The waiter disappeared, all smiles, and returned with the change—a $1 bill and 50-cent piece and a dime. He put the tray at the guest's elbow and waited doubtfully, dollar bill slowly withdrawn and then, after a painful pause, the 50-cent piece. The tray, with Its lonely dime, shoved toward him. He picket! It up. looked at It sadly and gave a long sigh. "Boss." he said, "I gambled and I lost."—Judge. It He watched the u as Monaco Gambling Metropolis. Monaco, on the French Medlterra coast. Is the smallest Independ nean ent state In Europe, having an area of only eight square miles, but con taining a population of 23,000. The principality, once considerably larger than at present, belonged to the Gri maldi family, but lu 1801 Prince Charles III ceded the greater part of Monaco's hereditary It to France, sovereign Is a prince, who la assisted in governing by a council of state. The principal city Is Monte Carlo, famous for Its casino, the two others being Monaco and Condamlne. Two Good Storie*. Frederic Almy of Buffalo, N. T.: "One of my favorite stories la that of the Frenchwoman who complained that she had been grossly Insulted by an American with whom she was truv On Inquiry It appeared that eltng. they had traveled alone In the same compartment for an hour and that he had not once looked at her." "If I may give two, I like also the story of the suffragist who cried out. "The Lord Is with us, and with Her on our side we cannot fall."—New York Herald. Boots. Father bought a pair of bip boots, In anticipation of the coming fishing The boots greatly Interested season. Ann, his three-year-old daughter, so one day when mother and father were preparing for a Journey downtown, and mother was putting on her Rus sian boots, Ann turned to father and said : "Daddy, why don't you wear your boots, too?'' Exasperation. One day while walking home I was much annoyed to find a dog following me. I turned two or three times and tried to frighten It away. When feel Ing that It was not coming back, sud denly I heard soft footfalls. 1 turned and said : "Will you go home?" Imagine my embarrassment to And an unknown man walking behind me. —Exchange. Forest Map«. Of the 181,790,997 acres Included within the boundaries of the national forests. 20 per Cent Is accurately mapped and 50 per cent has been cov ered by rough reconnaissance, saya the annual report of the forest serv ie«, United States Department of Agriculture. On about 24 per cent no M *fP ln O work baa been doue. mm la & JOHN DKCHJ '/77 The Binder that Stands the Strains Lodged, tangled, heavy or light grain, rough or wet fields—these and other severe conditions are met by the John Deere Grain Binderin away you will appreciate. And because of its great strength throughout, the John Deere gives more years of belter service at lower cost for repair expense. 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