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BIG ernes
Minister With Cash and Confidence Now Has Cash
ART, IND.Bev. J^ S. Moser of 1107 Moss avenue, Chicago, had finished
\M the railroad administration's dollar-dining-car dinner and was gazing nun-
grily through the Pullman window at the Indiana landscape. Henry Albert
Tucker, recently of New Orleans,
stopped beside the clergyman.
"1 represent the director general
of railroads," announced Mr. Tucker.
It is my business to protect traveler!
from the wily confidence men who
prey upon our passengers. Let me see
your money."
Reverend Moser produced from a
hip pocket the sum of $975.
"The purpose of my inquiry," con
tinued Mr. Tucker, "is to ascertain
how much coin and gold watches and
-one thing and another you have so that in case some of these crafty slickers
or berth climbers get the best of you the railroad administration can reim-
burse you. I'll count your roll,"
Rev. Mr. Moser handed It over and Mr. Tucker set to work. He neatly
palmed a hundred-dollar note and handed back the remainder.
"There you are," said Tucker. "Now, in case you miss any money, write
to the director general of railroads and try to get it back."
A railroad special agent, who happened along the aisle jarred the minister
out of his new feeling1
of security. He urged Rev. Mr. Moser to recount his
money, with the result that Tucker was arrested waiting on the steps of the
the smoking car for the train to slow down so he might alight at Gary.
Ruth Elizabeth Calls at Central Police Station
three o'clock In the afternoon central station was dark and
gloomy. Mike Burke, the lockup, was morose. Patrol Sergeant Nick
Sweig was grouchy. At five o'clock central station was different Mike the
lockup was laughing. Sergeant Nick
%ad lost his grouch.
Ruth Elizabeth had come In. She
came, her tiny hand placed trustingly
In the big red mitt of a copper. The
copper had some mistaken notion that
Ruth Elizabeth was lost
"I'm not losted," she said gently.
"Simply 'diculous. My mother is
losted. And my big brother and Daddy
George is losted. We came down to
see the parade. Our sojer boys. Then
mother and big brother and I went
shopping. Mother and Big Brother got losted in the store, and then some lady
'duced me to this policeman, and I was glad to meet him. I like policemans."
"If your mother is losted," said Sergeant Nick, trying hard to be grave
-and policelsh, "we'll have to find her. Now, your name, please
5 "Ruth Elizabeth Peterman. Pourfive In June. My father is Dr. George
"E. Peterman. We live at 6053 South Halsted street. Big Brother Is Milton.
Mother is just mother."
"Wonderful," said Sergeant Nick.
"That isn't all," said Ruth Elisabeth.
Twcrth 1567."
"You're only four years old!" Sergeant Nick asked.
"Five in June," said Ruth Elizabeth. One of the policemen tendered a
"Sorry, but mother won't let me 'cept money," said Ruth Elizabeth. "Very
bad taste," she explained. "But gum
In two minutes she had 12 sticks of chewing gum. She had, a gum party.
She made a charming hostess.
By and by Daddy George appeared. Ruth Elizabeth told him all about
At and said good-by to the policemen.
"She's only four," said Doctor Peterman proudly.
"Five In June," said Ruth Elizabeth.
Adventurers Of for a Secret Arctic Gold Mine
N FRANCISCO.There sailed out of San Francisco bay a few days ago a
company of 80 men whose ship now is pointing toward the arctic
seas. Gold is the age-old lure which inspired this adventure, which means cold
and loneliness and discomfort, possibly
hunger and death.
The,schooner Casco is the vessel
which is bearing the treasure seekers
northward, and in her cabin Robert
Louis Stevenson once wrote romances
which these modern argonauts are
likely to. parallel. The ship's com
pany includes men who have delved In
the earth in all parts of the world.
On them will devolve the operations
required in mining. Men who have
sailed the seven seas are on board,
and they will see to the navigation. Then there are men who have been
successful bankers and business men. To several of the tatter, rated well
fixed in the matter of worldly goods, tbe adventure impelled rather than any
prospect of financial return. But all 80 .are shareholders In the Northern
Mining and Trading company.
It is another story of a search for a rich mining area where gold nuggets
may he picked off the surface of the earth and where the ledges are incrusted
with the precious ore. The location Is a secret
L. S. McGIrd, a mining engineer, who has worked in the earth from
Panama to Nome, Is at the head of the party.
It is reported the adventure that led to the new voyage of the Casco was
thrust on the man that found untold wealth in the arctic, when he and other
members of the crew of a poaching sealer were chased by a Japanese cutter
and their small boat was wrecked. He was starving when natives found him.
But he forgot his hunger ss his eyes rested on the gold. Without equipment,
lie says, he returned to civilization with gold worth thousands of dollars.
Temperamental Omaha Women Exchange Husbands
telephone numberWent-
Omaha, women has Just swapped husbands. The husbsnds
\3 arc as happy over the trade as are the wives, they say. As soon as
divorces can be secured there Is to be a double wedding. In the meantime
the four are the greatest friends sad
"pals" In town, going to dances togeth-J
er, attending theater parties together
and living next door.
The "swappers" are Amos Harvey
and his wife. Rose Harvey, and John
Tilford and his wife, Margaret Tilford.
The houses are two of a brick row of
six on Twenty-sixth street There hi
a common porch.
Both families came from Oaawa,
la., where their divorce cases are now
pending. They lived on adjoining
farms near that town and were great friends. They both had automobiles
and they used to go automobillng together.
"Then Margaret and I each discovered we thought more of the other's
husband that we did *f our own. So we decided to exchange," says Mrs.
Harvey "One day we called in the two hoys and told them about It They
both thought It would be fine. So that point waa settled right there sod the
.exchange was made."
"Temperament" Is given as tbe reason the two.women wanted to ex-
ehsna** husbands.
"Everything was ss unlet at our home I got tired of It" says Mrs. Har-
vey "I wanted life and gayety and fan. And Amos wanted quiet.
the other hand, Margaret wanted quiet while John Tilford was
ys oat for a good time."
"I wanted a pair Of strong MM and Useesand Ames Harvey didn't"
Mrs. Harvey Is thirty-one years of age and Mrs. Tilford Is twenty-nine.
eh woman has one eyes aad light hair.
the -exenaage," hut sodded to take no
Scene on the Magdalena River.
trip by the Magdalena
river from the sea to Bogota,
the capital of Colombia, Is one
of the most interesting the
traveler can, find, says the London
Times. The time of the voyage varies
from nine to fourteen days, according
to whether it Is made la the wet or
dry season.
During the trip one ascends from
sea level to 9,000 feet above It there
are three separate train, and two
steamer Journeys the scenery varies
from sweltering forest to wide, airy
pastures, wheatflelds and ragged blue
mountain peaks the dwellings of the
people change from insouciant, palm
thatched huts to the Imposing Spanish
style stone mansions of the ancient
city of Bogota.
Puerto Colombia, with the turquoise
Caribbean washing its feet, is a port
by courtesy. Steamers Call there for
the convenience of Barranqullla. Wide*
spread, sunny, flower-bedecked Bar
ranqullla sits upon the bank of the
Magdalena, and continually and pas
sionately discusses the question of wa
ter transport for It can have no direct
access to the sea until the Magdalena
bar Is conquered.
From Barranqullla one takes a river
steamer to La Dorada. On the flat
bottomed river boat drawing only a
foot or two of water, travelers must
provide themselves with bedding the
steamship company lends a canvas cot
but nothing else, and the Barranqullla
hotels specialise In providing the vis
itor for Bogota with the outfita pil
low of tree-cotton, a couple of tiny
sheets, a mosquito netting "bar," a
couple of little towels. No other bed
ding is needed, for the heat stifling
but the Judicious also take table deli
cacies and everything needed in the
way of beverages, with the exception
of coffee, of which there is a constant
and most excellent flow.
Soon the forest closes down to the
edge of the water, as unconquered, ss
dominant us in Quesada's day, 400
years ago. Quesada took two years to
ascend the river to Bogota, the sur
vivors of his party arriving ragged and
starving the marvel is that a single
one of those adventurers reached the
8eene of Great Beauty.
The Jade of banana leaves, whipped
into rags by the wind, the glaucous
green of lilies, the emerald of the
palms, the Jasper of the great forest
giants, Is only broken here and there
by a trail of flowering vine or the rare
sight of a high-perched mauve or gold
orchid where open spaces occur there
are low-growing bushes covered with
flowers, and one sees a host of butter
flies and birds, but usually there la
nothing but the river and the green
wall of forest When rain falls In a
straight sheet even the forest Is blotted
out and the alligators snd turtles of
the margins sre invisible until the son
When a stop Is made for wood or to
deliver merchandise to some little trad
ing point the outlet for some rich
region producing sugar, hides, coffee or
tobacco, ail the village comes to the
little wharf, guns are fired and the
church bell is rung in the steamer's
honor there sre a number of such
places below Puerto Berrlo. Puerto
Berrio is Important as the starting
point for the wonderful Cauca Valley,
worth some trouble to reach and pos
sessing a perpetual Juno climate, a
wealth of fruit snd flowers, fertile
soil snd mountains sown with precious
At La Dorada, where the blue moun
tains have suddenly come nearer and
turn green snd purple, there Is little
bat a row of modest cottages, snd the
railway sheds hut here Is Ins train
for BsKrsn, the hue leaving the river,
and traversing a wonderful country of
bright green pastures with sturdy
herds grazing, fine lusty tress and hills
that rise grotesquely, topped with fan
tastic rocks like hattlemented castles
of the middle ages. All this region Is
famous for Its tobacco, and has ex
ported It to Enron for ovw hundred
years. The train steps at Honda, where
looks far down at the rapids the
Is bright and pretty, the center
of gold mining industry, and here,
by the way. one buys four cigars of
excellent tobacco for the esutvaleat of
Is soother halt at IfarteuUa,
where Quesada died, and where today
an English company has established
one of the terminals of an aerial tram
way across the broken country, forests
and mountains into the Cauca valley.
The tall standards march along Into
the distance almostly directly west I
believe that the enterprise has been, as
It deserves, very successfulI beard
of a grand piano having been carried
triumphantly by this air line.
Trains Go Slowly.
About five hours is occupied by the
train journey and then Beltran Jls
reached with Its waiting steamer for
the rlo arriba. The steamers for the
upper river are small, the dlnlng-tables
set out on the open main deck in plcnie
style. There are only six cabins on
this little boat, and most of the score
of passengers sleep outside under a
sapphire velvet sky set with a million
diamonds. This sky seems very close
above the air is soft, full of wood
land scents all night one hears the
song of the river, only overcome when
at first flush of dawn hundreds of ring
ing bird,voices begin to call from tbe
With full daylight comet reulizatloa
of the beauty of the rlo arriba. Here
the steep, folded mountain spurs stand
down to the water's edge, little white
cliffs marking the force of the flood In
the rainy season brilliant green on
the long crests, these spurs take on
deep violet shadows in the Innumerable
clefts and gorges.
When the steamer reaches Oirardot,
with Its scarlet blossoms, its cobbled
streets tipping down to the river, and
its eternal clothes-washing on the flat
stones of the margin, there is but one
section of the Journey still to be trav
ersedthe railroad to Bogota. During
this final stage there Is a great deal of
steady climbing to the upland plateau,
and a long run across the cool plains.
One passes through regions of won
derful fruitrose-apples and nlsperos,
grenadlllas, and manzanas and melons
ascends through a cutting whose sides
are jet black because here is a seam
of excellent coal providing fuel for the
railway and, after rolling through
level lands where cattle graze peace
fully beside willow-bordered brooks,
sees at hist the twin peaks of Monser
rat and Guadalupe, with the white
walls of Bogota at their feet The
mountains stand like a vast purple
barrier beyond lies that lake of le
gends, Guatavlta, a score of gold-bear
ing rivers the emerald mines of Muso
from which the finest stones In the
world, snd the largest annual quanti
ties, are produced.
Rationing and Improved Health.
It Is not true that under rationing
the health of the nation "Is suffering
from lack of good food," says the
Weekly Scotsman. "On the contrary,
the.health of the children in the
schools has never been so good, snd
but for tbe' Influenza epidemic the
death rate would In all probability nev
er have been so low. Of essential
foods everyone has had enough. But
ter has been short precisely because
it wss necessary to safeguard the chil
dren's milk, but no one who under
stands the work done by the ministry
of food in securing the raw material
for, and arranging the manufacture of,
margarine will say that the subject of
fat In general baa been neglected."
Net Worth $10,
An American unused to court eti
quette was invited Just before the war,
says Collier's, to dine with German
prince. A glittering flunky presented
silver piste to him Just before the
hers d*oeuvres were served. He
blushed, fumbled in his pocket, then
said to himself, "I have nothing but a
$10 note, but I don't think any Ger
man dinner is worth $10," so he let
the plate pass. He then discovered
that the plate was Intended to receive
the white gloves that he ought to hsve
Boston Post
Mow aria Was Named.
In 52 B. when Caesar conquered
Gaul, Paris wss called, in Gallic,
Lntetla Mud-town) At that time. It
was Inhabited by a Celtic tribe, the
ParisH. They burned their town rather
than surrender to Caesar, so that
general ordered new town built at
the same time, and called it after tbe
treble, Psristt. This was the original
an of the
To Build American Prosperity on die
Impregnable Rock of Economy
How many of the women who worked so ardently
for the war are now working with equal ardor for
peace? A certain service is badly needed just now by
our country. It is a vital service and can be performed
at no loss of time and at a monetary gain.
While money is needed by the United States to
carry out the extensive program of readjustment which
peace brings in its train, a part of the readjustment
program and one which is far more important than
just the gathering of money is the great task we have
before us of learning what intelligent thrift is and put-
ting our knowledge into such effective practice that we shall not only
eliminate waste during 1919 but shall accustom countless generations
of Americans to build prosperity on the impregnable rock of sensible
The savings division of the United States treasury is calling upon
every person to model life on the following lines: To save intelligently,
to spend wisely, to avoid waste, and to invest safely. It may sound easy,
it may sound like things you have heard often before, but apply it con-
scientiously for a week to every bit of time, energy and money over which
you have control, and you will be amazed to see the immense amount of
personal readjustment there is waiting for you to do.
And every individual who brings this power of thrift into his life
adds just that amount of vitality to the life of the nation.
Besides pointing out the particular mountain at the peak of which
is a promised land for every climber, the treasury is furnishing an easy
and convenient ascension by means of Thrift and War Savings stamps.
Through them the smallest saving can be converted into a profitable
investment. Twenty-five cents buys a Thrift stamp and sixteen Thrift
stamps are exchangeable with a few pennies additional for a five-dollar
War Savings stamp, bearing 4 per cent interest compounded quarterly.
In other words a War Savings stamp bought now for a trifle over four
dollars will be redeemed for five dollars five years from now. But of
course, if necessary, they can be cashed in at any post office on ten days'
notice. Taking the maximum purchase allowedtwo hundred War Sav-
ings stampsa little over eight hundred dollars invested at convenience
during the year will return a thousand dollars January 1, 1924. War
Barings stamps indeed offer the best and safest small investment.
It must not be forgotten that besides this personal monetary gain
there are two-other distinct benefits. The money thus loaned the govern-
ment is accomplishing those tasks of national readjustment in which
every woman should be just as eager to do her share as she has been in
serving for the war. Lastly, while accumulating W. S. S., often with
just odds and ends of unnecessary expenditure, we are acquiring firm
habits of sensible economy on which depend our own and our country's
This is truly a special post-war work for women, who are directly
responsible for the ideals of the next generation. Let us make a nation
of wise spenders and farsighted savers. No child will rest satisfied until
he has acquired enough "Thrifties" to fill his card. And when that is
done he will not be content until another card has been begun.
If you want to train your child in the all-paying ways of economy,
start him today with a 25-cent Thrift stamp.
^%L~ s/tf
Germany Lives for Revenge and Will
Seek It at First Opportunity
By LIEUT. COL. B. If. CHIPBRFIELD, Judge Advocate 13rd DMftsn
I do not think I overstate the case when I say that the German people
are not conquered. They have in their hearts a great hate for England
and France, and while they will sign the peace treaty and make the best
of it, yet they will do it, in my judgment, with the reservation that the
time will come when they can have their revenge.
The German people along the Rhine paid the American soldiers
great respect and implicit obedience. But they have a holy hate for the
British and French. They also have a bitter feeling for the American
nation, because they now believe that they would have won the war if the
United States had not come in.
The constant surprise along the Bhine and in Germany for the Amer-
ican today is the great number of children in all the towns. I never saw
so many children, and the military idea is born in them. Scores of these
youngsters everywhere were playing at war with sticks for rifles.
These children will not grow up with a horror of war their hearts,
because Germany has not been hurt at home with horrors, as have France
and Belgium.
I am certain they will feel that somehow, sometime they will yet
realize their slogan"Der Tag/'
Germany lives for revenge and will seek it st the first opportunity.
Why Every CitizenWho Qui Should Own
His Home and Should Build Now
It should be every man ambition to own his home. In realizing
that ambition he will be providing for the future of his family and him-
self. He will be doing far more than merely furnishing a roof over the
heeds of those he loves he will be laying the foundation upon which
his children will build firmness snd nobility of character..
A permanent residence in the home you own means the development
of a higher type of citizenship, for the home owners have pride in the
community. They know that the general standard of the community
will be raised or lowered by the interest or lack of interest they take in
civic affairs.
Apparently not much is to be gained by waiting for a decline in
prices of building materials, for authorities tell us it is impossible fee
prices to recede to any considerable extent in the face of costs of produc-
tion which are likely to continue witht at much change lor st least feet
er two longer. __ ._

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