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THE KANSAS CITY SUN, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1918.
Gave the Slackers a Little Lesson in Patriotism WASHINGTON. A certain Chinese restaurant was crowded the other night, AH the tables were occupied but one, when In came a man In khaki. Whllo waiting for his order he spied an automatic piano In one corner of tho room. Over he went, pulled a flve- cent piece out of his pocket nun dropped It In the slot. The plnn Immediately began to piny "The Stai Spangled Banner." The soldier stood up straight nnd looked around the room. Other diners rose to their feet, until all were standing with the ex ception of a man and two women who were seated nt a table on the other side of the room. The soldier looked at the seated ones, but his glances did not fcaze them. They went right ahead talking. May b they thought that "The Star Spangled Banner" played on an electric piano wasn't the same thing as the national anthem played by the Marine band. But the soldier didn't look nt the matter In that light. He walked over to the table of those who had remained soated. "See here." he said, In Ann but courteous tones. "As long as I wear this uniform I propose to see to It that the national anthem is respected. I'm going to play that song some more, and when It is played I want you to stand up." Tho musical Instrument had quite a repertoire. The man In uniform had to feed It n large meal of nickels before It got around to "The Star Spangled Banner" again. When the strains of that song finally rang out, the soldier stood straight All the diners arose. Every man and woman stood, this time, while the song ran its course. The soldier looked pleased, but said nothing. He kept feeding money Into the piano. Every time "The Star Spangled Banner" came around, every body In the room stood up. Once more the natlonnl nnthem came around. This time the man the two women who had refused to stand up in the first place made for tho door. The man had his hnt on. "Attention !" roared the soldier, In tones that shook the walls. Off came the man's hat. And "The Star Spangled Banner" In triumph did flow from beginning to end before they did go. Baby Is Last Representative of Famous Family ttn HIL SHERIDAN III, three years A home. 183:, M street northwest, parently oblivious to the fact that on heart disease at the age of seventy-seven "Phil" Sheridan In many of his most the Intention of entering the priesthood, he had laid nslde the robes for an army uniform, and In It won distinction that will carry his name far down In the history of American fighters. ' He was at Apponiutox Court House at the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee. At the outbreak of the Spanish war he was appointed adjutant general of the training camp at Camp Thomas, Ga., and was soon made a brigadier general nnd chief of staff to General Brooks, commanding the Porto Rico expe dition. He vi ns In active service there until tho close of hostilities. In 1002 he was retired with the rank of brigadier general, owing to ndvanced age and ill-health. He Wanted to Be Quite Sure Everything Was All Right THERE Is a well of human Interest In connection with the selective service law and its fulfillment, which has, as yet, hardly been tapped. Consider those 10,000,000 questionnaires filled out by the registrants of the land. What stories of pathos, humor and fact ure contained In those documents 1 Here Is something that happened at a local board recently, when regis trants were filling out their question naires. He was a poor country fellow. How he got Into the city, nnd regis tered, and filled out his questionnaire. Is one matter. What he said is an other. After he had answered all the questions, he turned to the lawyer who had assisted him and said : "Now, "Yes, Just seal it and put it In the The registrant still eat. "You say that Is all I have to do?" "Yes," replied the lawyer, good humoredly. "Lick It, seal it up, and drop It In the mall box. That Is all you have to do." But the country boy still sat. After a bit he shifted In his seat, and snid "Well, now, you say all I have to box.' " It Is to the eternal credit of that encouraged the earnest fellow, who flap of the envelope ns he went. Secret of Giragossian's t HE mystery that has surrounded 1 Garnbed is not to be cleared by tho secret of the Invention, if It proves a JUST WMT-ICET DOT GARABED EKCHNE SECRET IO & Washington to arrange for tho tests on February 20. The scientists will be the only persons present with GIragossian at the tests. Robert Hennessy, the Inventor's closest friend and the only man to whom he has confided the secret of the Garabed, will not be allowed scientists will be pledged to secrecy. they will be permitted to make only one either "It works" or'lt has failed" GIragossian approaches the tests be has displayed in evety step of the OS! old. Is toddling about the nursery of his today, at play with his baby sister, ap his tiny shoulders rests the burden of sustaining tne tame ot a line oi Amer ican fighters that produced such he roes as the famous Civil war general whose name he bears and Gen. "Mike" Sheridan, the hard-fighting and hard' riding brother of General "Phil." This weight of responsibility Is placed on young "Phil" by the death of Brig. Gen. Michael V. Sheridan, and that of his father, MaJ. "Phil" Sheridan, the son of the most famous member of the fighting family. Gen. Michael Sheridan died of years. lie had oeen the companion of daring battles. Starting out in life with ii Is tnat all I have to do with this thing?' mall box," the lawyer explained again. he said, hesitatingly, at last. do is 'lick It and seal it and put It In the lawyer that he never cracked a smile, but finally went through the door, licking the Motor Not to Be Revealed Giragossian's free-energy Invention the official tests ordered by congress. The success, will not be disclosed until after the war. The Garabed, Its Inventor claims; will be of great use as an en gine of war, and for that reason he does not wish Its secret to fall Into the hands of the Germans. Five New England scientists have before them today Invitations to be members of the board that will Judge the Invention. GIragossian will not tell their names. The. tests will be held in Boston and "very 6oon" but the exact place and exact date 'the inventor will not give. He left to witness these tests. The board of When tho tests have been carried out. or two announcements. They may say nothing more. with the same absolute confidence that long tight to have his Invention tried out The Housewife (Special Information Service, United GOAL FOR 1918 CANNERS Wash Boiler With False Bottom Makes Operate. GET READY FOR BIG FALL PACK Specialists Advise Ordering Equipment Early and See That Cans Are Ready. EXAMINE ALL USEABLE JARS Putting Up Food at Home Saves Transportation Later Last Year's Pack Estimated at 850,000,000 Goal Set for 1918. One billion five hundred million quarts of home-canned produce in 1018! A goal has been set for the 1918 home canners. The stupendous size of it might make it appear impossible of attainment were It not for the fact that the American family's ability to can, in a patriotic situation, has been demonstrated. The great canning ef fort for the year 1917 has been esti mated at 850,000,000 packs by officials of the United States department of agriculture. But there are still thou sands of unfilled Jars In every town ship of the United States, the special ists say, in setting the new goal nnd advising early preparations for the 1918 campaign. If n slogan Is needed, Fill every Jar in every home, keep every Jar busy throughout the year," Is suggested. Pack for Last Year. The method of arriving nt the esti mated countrywide pack for last year is interesting. Eight of the principal concerns In the United States manu facturing rubber Jar rings reported n production for use in home canning of 830,701,248 rubber rings. Retailers and Jobbers, It is understood, carried over from the year 1910 a large supply of rubber Jar rings. Taking into ac count the special caps that were sold and the use of Jar rings a second time, the offlcials believe It Is safe to est! mate the number of packs made In homes last year at 850,000,000. Quart Jar for Canning. Canning in most homes Is done in quart Jars. It is reasonable to assume that the two-quart packs may be used to offset the pint packs, specialists say, and that therefore the total pack estimated might safely be expressed In quarts. Placing a general average value of 20 cents a quart upon this product, the estimated value of her metically sealed food canned in homes Is $170,000,000. In most cases this food was produced on the farm or in the backyard garden, was canned In the family kitchen, stored in the pan try, and Is being consumed In the home. The transportation facilities of the country were not tared in the pro duction ot this food and in most cases It was produced on soil thnt otherwise would have been idle, with labor that would have been unable to find useful employment. Careful About Salt. The bureau of chemistry, united States department of agriculture, warns consumers against buying table salt from peddlers or other persons whose reliability is not established. Salt reeauMy offered by a peddler and the War States Department ot Agriculture.) 1 ,500.000.000 QUARTS f a Home Canner Which a Girl Can in Washington .was found to contain serious amounts of arsenic. The opin ion is expressed that the salt pos sibly was recovered from a refrigerat ing plant or may have been the sweep ings from a warehouse. Other low grade or by-product salt contains suffi cient barium chloride to be poisonous and dangerous in food. Such salt, un der the food nnd drugs act, must be la beled or invoiced "Not for food pur poses." Irresponsible dealers, how ever, may offer It for sale for human consumption. Sucli sale Is, of course, In violation of state or federal laws, and renders the leader, If caught, lia ble to prosecution. The attention of the public is called to the need of great care in the purchase of low grade food products offered at bargain prices. ecncDAi ccbuipc cunwc ? MORE SUGAR CONSUMED Returns from the first wrtr emergency food survey made by the U. S. department of agricul ture Indicates that the amount of sugar consumed in 1917 was about 88.3 pounds per capita whereas the average annual consumption for the five-year period ending in 1910 wns 84.7 pounds per capita. The evident Increase In consumption, says tne department, is uue iu nnrt to the Increased manufac- t ture for export of commodities like condensed milk and to nn Incrense In population coupled with an Increased consumption by individuals nnd to an in crease in consumers' stocks. Prepare for Home Canning. Collect all used Jars. Examine each carefully. Discard all defective containers and damaged tops. Clean all useable Jars and store with tops in place. Order nny additional Jars needed nnd lay in a supply of new rubber rings. Make sure that the clean wash boil er or other largo vessel that you will use for your hot-water bath are free from leaks. Examine and test press ure or other special canning apparatus if you have It If you use a wash boiler or large pall, provide a false bottom of slats or bent wire. Strong wire trays with long upright handles make good false bottoms and enable the housewife to lift out groups of hot Jars from the water bath. SAVE LITTLE SUGAR TODAY. ' Substitute Other Sweets. Cook cereals with dates cr raisins and serve without sugar. Cook dried fruits without sugar. Sweeten fruits with honey or maple or corn sirup. Make pud dings, cakes and other pastry with part com sirup, molasses. X or honey Instead of all sugar, t n or a cupcui or sugar in a cane recipe substitute a cupful of sirup or honey and for each cup ful so used lessen the amount of liquor in the recipe by one-quarter cupfuL AT HOME IN WILD PLACES Adventures That Would Demoralize Ordinary Man Apparently Havo No Effect on John Mutr. John Vance Cheney, tho poet, told mo this story of his long-time friend, John Mulr, William H. Hamby writes In tho Outlook. "Ono night, after n long absence, Mulr walked In, as ho often did, look ing ltko a wild man, and sat down by my Arc. He had been up In tho Sier ras for weeks. '"Had a beautiful storm up there,' Bald Mulr, after ho got a little accus tomed to the fire nnd the presence of a fellow human being. 'Snow wns waistdeep in most places. Ono night I found n crevasse where steam was coming out of tho mountain. I lay down ns close to it as I could nnd when one side froze numb I would turn It over to the steam. " 'In the night I dozed nnd waked to feel something warm on my face that did not feel like steam. I did not stir, but opened my eyes very slowly. It was a grizzly bear licking my face I' "The geologist looked around at me with a twinkle. 'Now I call that a right friendly act of that old bear.' " 'Didn't you ever get scared at any thing In the woods?' I asked. He al ways went Into the wilds unarmed. In fact, usually the only preparation he would mako for a five months' trip would be to take his hat oft the hall rack. " 'Well,' he confessed, 'onco I was a little embarrassed by fear. You know what acres of blackberries grow up in tho mountains. They were ripe, and I waded Into a patch to help my self. There was a scuffling noise 15 feet away and I saw an old grizzly also helping himself. His method wns to reach out and rake in an armful, eat ing berries, tops and all. That old grizzly looked at me in a way that sug gested I was an Intruder, a trespasser, committing a willful misdemeanor. " 'I returned his look In the friendli est sort of way, trying to convey to him tho Impression that I had no thought of Intrusion; that I admitted the berry patch was his, but in passing had merely stopped to taste a mouth ful of berries and that I was going on in a minute. "'I did, smiled John Mulr, 'n less than a minute, for ho did not seem to get my Impression, but started to gath er me in with his next armful of black berry vines.' " "Fittest" Under Arctic Circle. We think of Greenland as n frozen and desolate land, fit only for tho abode of the hardy Eskimos. And yet in Finland, In a severe northern cli mate, has grown up a hardy and virile race, Kevin O. Winter writes in the Christian Herald. Perhaps it was be cause only ttie sturdiest could survive under such conditions, for isolation bred self-reliance and Industry wns ne cessary to existence. At any rate, the fact remains that the Finns have de veloped a civilization that is unique and of interest. It is not surprising, to ono familiar with tho Finns and their history, to know that a republic has been proclaimed. No people are more truly democratic. Under the au tocratic rule of the czars Finland main tained her democratic institutions, and it wns the only part of Russia where the traveler was free to move about without having a demand made almost dally for his passport. The Russian calendar, which is thirteen days be hind our own, was Ignored and in ev ery way the public and social customs differed from those of the Russians A Chemist's Service. A few days ago a visitor at the Mln- eola aviation camp asked n skilled air chauffeur what were his most trying experiences when two or three thou sand feet aloft. He snld the worst was the numbing effect of the cold, high wind, combined often with rain. No equipment has yet been perfected whereby an aviator under these con ditions can protect himself. A be numbed aviator reduces the efficiency of nn airplane 50 per cent or more. This aviator was informed that the chemists had solved the problem of a garment thnt will keep rain out, that will maintain n comfortable tempera ture of the body and protect from piercing wind. A distinguished chem ist In the service of a large industrial corporation was asked If he could per fect a formula for cotton cloth that would furnish n garment practically In destructible, not cracking, as rubber does In high altitudes, and that would keep out cold and rain. He worked out a cloth which is the delight of those aviators now using it. It can be manufactured at very little cost Dared Death for Shipmate. The unsual chance of saving a man who was endeavoring to save .another came to an American sailor and he has Just been commended for his bravery by the secretary of the navy. The In' cldent occurred off the aeronautic sta tion at Pensacola, Fla. George Buck' ley, a seaman, and A. J. Gash, an ap prentice, were sailing In a motor dory attached to the station when It caught fire. Not being able to extinguish the flames they Jumped overboard. Gash became unconscious and Buckley went to his assistance: A life preserver was thrown to the men, but by accident It struck Buckley In the face. He was then trying to keep Gash afloat, but the unexpected blow caused him to lose bis bold. On the commandant's barge, which had reached the scene of the accident, was John R. Hay, a coxs wain. Seeing what had happened to Buckley he Jumped overboard and dove to the bottom ot the bay in an attempt to recover Gash's body. Hay enlisted In the navj In October, 1913 IGODO'ESWILD BUT LOYAL Igorot Chiefs HOSE wild men 'of tho moun tains of the Island of Luzon, tho hardy, brown-skinned Igo rots, have gone to the caves and hiding places where they burled their treasure In the long ago before Dewey broke tho shackles of Spanish rule and have unearthed sacks of Spanish and Mexican coins nnd carried them over mountain trails to Gov. Hllario Logan as their Liberty loan contribution. "Please send this offering for tho use of the Great Apo across the sea," was their simple request It amounts to about $8,891, As nn example of how this primitive people answered tho call of the Great Apo for help when the last Liberty loan drive wns made by Governor Lo gan, It is told that three Benguet Ig orots came in from an out-of-the-way corner of the mountains one day, car rying sacks of old Spanish treasure, amounting to more than $1,447.50. Commenting on this humble offering, the Manila Bulletin says : "The 1,500 pesos, while not In them selves a great nmount when the Phil ippine total subscriptions of over 50,500,000 is taken Into consideration, are regarded by tho authorities of the mountnln province as the most signifi cant contribution to the entire Lib erty loan campaign in the Islands, com ing as they do from an aboriginal pco- plo who never before trusted any savings bank but mother enrth, but have been led in 18 years to confide In the Integrity of the "Great Apo across the seas" to such an extent that they unearth their treasuro and lug It over the mountains that it may be sent to him to aid In prosecuting tho war against Germany. This was not all of tho Igorot sub scription by any means, according to the reports which have Just reached this city from the mountain capital, these stating that the 4,900 pesos sub scribed by tho Igorots of Benguet prov ince formed a part of the 44,000 pe sos ($42,640) subscription given by the civilian residents of Bagulo and the immediate vicinity. The greatest surprise of all' was the eagerness of the Igorots throughout the subprov- lnce and Governor Logan may well be proud of his work. In the few days he had at his disposal he reach' ed even the most distant towns in the mountains and aroused the Igorots to their great demonstration of patriot ism." Want to Go to the Front Not only did the Igorots give their treasure, but they offered their serv ices to Governor General Harrison, nnd nre anxious to go to France to help the Great Apo to win the war for free' dom. Judge James Ross of the colo nial administration, who recently made an extended tour of Luzon, said that every mountain station where he stop ped was filled with nntlves who asked for a chance to enlist Each na tive came in with his discharge papers, showing the length and quality of service ho had Ten dered to the government of the Phil Ippines. Then, saying that he had heard the United States was at war with Germany, he would urge his claim to bear arms under tho American flag. Judge Boss would advise tho sturdy volunteer to rejoin tho constabulary, in which many vacancies exist but this would not satisfy the Igorot One and all wanted to fight When one stops to consider the bar baric life that the Igorot still lives, this offer of treasuro and service to Uncle Sam is all the more remarkable. For the Igorot Is still very much him self and Is totally different from all his other Philippine brothers. Amer icans are establishing schools, and education Is making some progress, But the Igorots have no laws, and each community Is ruled by n council of old men. they live In the northwestern section of the Island of Luzon, and number about 185,000. Theirs is mountainous country, six days' march Inland from the nearent civilized town, They are a mixture of savage, barba- rlan and civilized people. Worship One God, They have one god, Lumawlg, and their religious system Is a sort of wor- ahld of the spirits of tho departed, whom they believe to Inhabit the earth Just as before they died, except that tbej- are invisible to mortal eyes. The Igorots ure moral and upright, from their standpoint and their code of and Warriors. conduct although simple, Is strict They worship In their homes, and In the fields, but have no priests. They have no written language and no literature of any sort But they, have a number of curious folk tales. One is somewhat akin to tho Adam and Eye story, Lumawig, out of lovo for his people, sent nn old couple to enrth with a new food for tho Igorot tribes. Tho old couple on a certain day were to explain its use to tho mortals, but the, latter became curious and could not wait until tho appoint ed time. Two of tho Igorots stole tho bag in which the new food was hid den. This so angered Lumawlg that he said the Igorots thereafter would have to till the ground and gain their food by the sweat of their brows. Tho new food wns rice. It todny Is tho great staple of the people. Rico and sweet potatoes are tho only things they raise. Another legend tells of tho origin of head hunting. In warfare the Igorot always brings home tho heads of his lctims. Ono day tho Moon, which Is a woman, wns beating out brass. Tho young child of the Sun stood near by, watching. His scrutiny angered tho Moon, and she threw a stick at him, causing decapitation. Tho Sun then appeared nnd put his child's head back on his trunk, declaring thnt becauso of tho Moon's wanton act mortals would henceforth cut off each other's heads when in wrath. Know How to Irrigate. Although primitive in their planting nnd harvesting tho Igorots mastered nil the details of Irrigation. This is the scarce of their prosperity. They, have terraced all the mountainsides and raise two crops of rice a year. While the Igorots as a race aro small, they are exceptionally well de veloped. They nre great mountain climbers. Dress reform does not both er them. A thin brecchcloth and a' happy smile make up their costume, which they wear the year round. They are much like the aboriginal Indian of America in many customs, one in par ticular being that the women do all the work, while the men sit around In Indolent ense, smoking green tobacco in ill-smelling pipes. Tho women and children smoke, too. Superstition enters Into their cures for Sickness. When a part of the body is injured they tattoo little stars all over the spot, believing that by this means they will drive out the little devils that have taken up their abode there. Being exposed to the sun and weather at all times they are constant ly shedding their skin. When death occurs In a family tho nntlves tako chicken meat and other foods and a great feast is held, followed by a wild dance similar to the dances of the American Indians. The body Is then burled, nnd the personal belongings of the dead person are handed among tho relatives and the visitors depart. For ornamentation tho women gather little berries, which they string and which are then plaited In the strands of their black hair. They relish doc meat, nnd after they have fattened a dog on rice they have a barbecue and a wild dance, beating doleful music from the copper and brass and wooden tomtoms. But with all their quaint and sav age customs the Igorots are patriotic to tho American flag now, and want to go to the trenches for the Great Apo. As a Man Is Judged. Remember, It Is not the kind of work you are going to do, but the kind of work you now turn out that counts. Your future Is a guess forecasted only by the' present. Exceptional unexpect ed ntness seldom appears. It never happens. It Is a matter of growth It It comes at all. Latent ability may, He dormant until challenged by some great task, but It will be a mental competence physically handicapped If It hasn't been working up to Its Job. With the right intelligence nnd will power there Is no reason why you can't work up. You have tho same chance thnt has made others great IC your mentality and skill are equal to theirs, why can't you do what they havo done. If they are not you have no reason to complain. When you make your life count, obstacles and problems will become pleasures. Men of metal rejplce in the chanco to prove themselves. by the government.,