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I2LA1JD AHGID- VbrZTJZ 22, 1522. if ARGUS , lm to tto fMr.MH j'lJf (Kardi , U7I. 13 J. W. NX3I - NMWWK re "i l a , tVmber Audit Bureaa of CtrcttUtk adai Pspw aty fit laiaad, MOto-ft C. WKw. Mi WW U- (.. BaaiTi4S urwt; STJTisSt ir omm . r. par. " " :. r WEftffESDAY, ROTEMBEB 28, ltt, ; n e.ntot, rfetoreaue. attractive and u lUUxJ tastpai i nf Chrbrtasa .ere . earolmi thrash too streets of tows aW cAg.hu within the fast few years attained a'aw toga la thi eoaatry. Said to M hogna to Detroit eight yaars'ago. the re-lv-l of this aadeat practice haa spread Mktlf tho record show that mora thaa.Ctw diki iti towan p-rtidp-Ud teat year aad there were douHleao,Buu.y mow thatvwere not recorded. .-.!' r-:, -V -v Tke Mm ia to orgaalae Jong enough before Christmas to hare the stagers, old and young. wall trained. On Christmas ere. meaa-wo , ao ponca. Be ginger, ao noth ing. Bverythlag goes wrong. SIoeaiagT Bare? Like a alghf watchmen, aad Vm eating like a hired Baa bat aU-weU you know, old man. hoar it is, and aov that I've told yoa aU about aty trouble, what can 70a do for met I want action and resulto now." ' Thea the ground would be cleared- The canar doctor, shaking his foantain sew on the carpet, mar prescribe a seat at Tessie Tickel toe's 135 Midnight Resume, preferably not more than six rows back and in Uie. center. This is to be followed the next afternoon by HEALTH TALKS ByWUUamBradvM.U Noted Pfcyaldaa and Aaor. DOES THE COOK PEPPER t to be carried, usually by a human THE FOOD. ! being, always by an animate be- with jjooks so .scarce aad Bojing, in order hard to please if doea seem too Frederick Haskin's Letter at the Arsua. The Quantity Living Budget; bad to pickvon them even in the i interest of public welfare,-nur on .,UDU.ut.., . , -- - .,r.i.iT,MaiMi.. -i fvuiii wg J. members to appear in pubit. within .their rather -' . on! AIa timm arMisiira in ananlltfht Af MolliflitAiia . nhraasfllnrv I rirco nrttrtm to get anywhere at. majority of the United States raitH's necessary to Dermit thi ... all in this world. Once outaide of road labor board has attacked the members to appear in public the body they just literally cttrl up theory of the living wage as a bit within .their rather narrow mlfl circle witnnnt nvuHijH ' " . . , v. . , ; , ! fortunately a great many harmless air and gold unless tlfey are lucky ; calculated to deceiTe the tsnthink- of self-respect; ranoss email- approxmwieiy 10 " uiC,t.. peonle bare suffered unmerited enough to fall into a nice warm. inr. and declared that its applica- FREE RIDES ON THE CITY. - When you want an automobile to eonrey you o or from your home or a railroad station you pay the regulation tare for the accommodation. WhSB Thomas Cox wants such a service be calls 'up' the city police station and orders one of the department cars to serve him. You pay Coxi Uxl blll. The expense comes out of the police department fund. That fund is contrib uted by abe taxpayers of Rock Island. You would not wish to see Mr. Cox walk from tke Thirty-first street station to his home on ?wenty-third street at 6 o'clock in the morning.' Ton wouldn't care to take such a walk yourself at such an early hour. There fore yon would" hale one of the taxicabs wait ing at the station and pay the driver for con veying you to your destination. But Mr. Cox would simply call up police headquarters and command one of the department cars. This would not be an unusual proceeding were Mr. Cos still; an official of the city, but you have been given to understand that Mr. Cox "is no longer officially 'identified with the city 'of Rock Island. Mr. Cox is under suspension as chief of police. He has been requested to re sign, bu refuses to do so, and Mayor H. M. Schrlver has blocked an investigation of the suspended chief that the public is demanding through his failure to appoint an acceptable fire and police board. ThAlA la tin lAtlnlll Inaa trt t h A nliv 1tivnlvf1 in the use of the police department cars by Mr. uox oui u certainty aoesn i toon just rignt that one. in bis position should continue In the enjoyment of privileges that are denied the or dinary taxpayer. The Argus therefore suggests thayt Chief of Police William. H. Fltxsimmons -has decided to convert the police department automobiles lpto public taxicabs that he afford' the same accommodations to you that I be permits Mr. Cox to enjoy. You pay taxes just' th same as Mr. Cox does and therefore you should receive equally generous ronsidera ttion at ttie city hall. Hence it is suggested that the next time you are in need of a taxicab t that you call the Rock Island police station and I order one of the department cars dispatched to serve! you. That would make you feel that I you -were getting as square a deal at the city f hall' a MIL Cox 1 zettinr. Ateo it you happen to be as fortunate as Mr. Cox 1n possessing a large automobile need ing pctaaional repairs you do as Mr. Cox does and drive your car down to the city hall gar age 4nd . command one of the mechanics to go to work, on it and have the city pay the bill. uurmg'tue jasi wees. Mr. cox naa us private automobile Ait the city ball garage for repairs. The expense of the job is understood 10 have been several dollars. Small matter, to be sure. but if every automobile owner had the same (privilege at the municipal garage that, Mr. Cox has it probably would be necessary to increase jthe force of mechanics. . ' ! I The Argus s calling attention to these little (irregularities not with the idea of embarrassing jMr. Cox, but for the sole-purpose of inform Uag other taxpayers of the city that they are . not" getting their money's worth from the pres ent city administration. It is just possible, x 'however; that Mr. Cox Is still laboring under ithempresslon that he is chief of police. It pas become a habit with him seemingly. Chief . gFitssimmons has asserted that Mr. Cox has no 'connection with the police department. 1 Per ihaps. Chief Rtssimmons is not able to dis tinguish the fine Italian hand Of the suspended chief. But there is plenty of evidence that he jfcas not entirely become convinced that he is ;no longer chief of. police. The Argus is here supplying some of the evidence of Mr. Cox's Estate of mind. , The Argus serves notice on Chief Fltxstm jaons that he is head of,the police department jfcnd Is going to be held accountable to the feS.OOO people fit Rock Island for the conduct of that department. One of the things that Chief pWxslmmoss had hotter stop is converting the police department cars Into free taxicabs for he special accommodation of Mr. Cox. Another : Is to inform Mr, Cox that when he has repairs to make on his private automobile to take it to ome garage where he will be charged as you E charged when you have any work done on r car. ',' ,: T,.v It may seem as though The Argus were ling rather rooghly with Mr. Cox. Perhaps ' Jt is. But at times' it becomes necessary to goal roughly with men of the calibre of Thomas The people of Reek Island have dis I with, him as chief of police and they poeo that he shall have no privileges at the hall that are not to be had by every other 1n the city. If Mr. Cox is determined ha shall not permanently detach himself police department. The Argus sug gests to aim that he prevail upon his good friends. Mayor Schrlver - and City Attorney 8eott. to appoint a fire aad police commission that win proceed Immediately with a full in vestigation of the charges that stand against hint in the records of the Sock Island fire and police RICHES BY THE DROP SYSTEM. The younger Rockerfeller illustrated the sane and safe way of becoming a multi-millionaire with the elder Rockefeller's economies in striking example. It is so utterly simple in method, so sound in principle, feasible in prac tice that why any one remains poor becomes one of those things for which there never is If that sort of treatment does not cure a Tired Business Man, he does not deserve to be called one. .. . ' creuvs. carbed to' bright red capes and real. pointed capo, travel slowly over territory al- read the 13th chapter of False, Curse Her! lotted to them, singing before eacn .noase in a. window of which a candle or other light Is dis played, hd taking a collection for the Christ mas cheer of the city's poor children. ' In Detroit, beginning with 260 carolers in 25 groups, the movement has grown eachyear until, last Christmas, 1.1M groups sang from 6 until 8 o'clock in the twilight streets, -each group covering both sides of a street tor half a mile, or 1,100 miles of homes. : The plan helps community splriC kindles Christmas sentiment and revives -a charming old usage. NO 'other music so well expresses the true Christmag spirit as the carol of joy, exultation, praise and devotion. ANOTHER SIDE.OF THE DIVORCE ' qUISTldN. J "Next to Japan we are the Worst nation in the world so far as the sacredness with which we regard the martial tie is concerned.' This is the .charge which Bishop W. T. Summer, of Oregon, made in the course of an interview in Chicago. Substantially the same thing has been said many times by those who are inter- tested in reforming the laws of marriage and divorce, but are the American people called upon to abase themselves so humbly? It is quite true that American divorce laws are lax in some states and broad in the most of them, but the fact thai so many" Americans go to the divorce courts when the marriage tie becomes irksome indicates that they feel. the-tie as something binding upon themselves until the courts dissolve it There are countries in which the men do is save. The ocean gives apt illustration of the idea. We learn from the poet, "Little drops of water, little grains of sau, make the mighty ocean and the beauteous land." Leaving out the sand and the land, which we use here, merely for rhyming purposes, we limit ourselves to the ocean. It will suffice. ' Now, says Rockefeller the younger, using Rockefeller the elder as immaculate exemplar in getting ourselves a place in the sun of mel lifluent mllUonairedome, save the drops and salvage the ocean. Only he said it in different parts of speech, to the effect, that bis father added 150,000 a year to his profits in just one oil refinery by having one drop of solder de ducted in the sealing of each can of oil. How easy. But first get your flock of oil refineries. any reasonable accounting. All one has to do Lvery much as they please and the wives rather expect that sort or thing of their husbands. Among people who take that attitude, the 'sac redness of the marriage tie is merely lormal, and any study of comparative morals .which leaves such tacts out of view wrongs the United States. Divorces easily and lightly ob tained are an e,vil but it is cot true that they are worse than marriago maintained merely for the sake of empty appearances, and when judged from this standpoint one can make a BETTER LUNCHES. children, it is noted that the chHdren do better work than they did on cold lunches. In moat city schools of the United States the hot lunch has been in use so long that it Is as permanent an institution as the textbook or the black board. In many rural schools the hot lunch good cooks perfectly good cooks I able. Street car fares to and from . Precious few disease germsif carried into inndustry generally markets; premiums on a bTm V Hot fTnBBtrv rl till On Slbtt MCOlld tfifllnr : nnnithmant at th- h.nj. a 'mt nliM wi,nr. frwul la'Avxil. tinn vnnM r.k tlm ra f i rnm l snll and nMfWRarv rirlae who happened to Tie innocent car-join survive more than a few min-i would lead to communistic ruin. I amount of insurance; medlcaTiM rlers of typhoid fever, for exam-jutes of exposure to sunlight; or a Frank P. Walsh, former joint 'dental Vare; contribution. pie. So it is not enough for a ! few hours of exposure to tempera- ' chaimmn 0f..the national war labor churches and labor or beneBciarV family to present satisfactory evi dence of financial and social stand ing and so on to a prospective cook and promise' her the exclusive use of the car Thursdays and Sun days. It is well to consider wheth er she wjll pepper the food. Cookingperhaps more than any other domestic occupation, affords the opportunity for infection, the chance tof disease' to pass from the cook to those, who partake of the cook's dishes. Experience and special investigation have proved tnat there is practically no risk at tures which we consider ideal for ; hoard -has said that an ambitious g-nizations; simple amns.-. the air of a living room. poIit (clan wno msd8 aaVcca.cy of the sacl a the motion pictures oce A good cook should be as nvini. wnitR his chief issue wouki sionally, and a dally Caesar's wife, not alone as to ty-ihe sweet into the White house on' Selene Sets rood Stan dir. : v... i . . . . .... . , I TK. mntknl . . '- phoid carrying but in respect to every oiler communicable disease. Her varicose veins are a harmless badge of the gnilt - QCESTI0X$ AJiD AXSWEBS. - Boxer's Cauliflower Ear. - a .veritable , tidal wave of popular The method of ascertaiala th. approval, r, -V " ' toi reulremen of a family, A' leading labor publication de clares that "when capital admits it must continue it3 existence upon public' utilities by refusing to pay what is considered a living wage, I 'am a boxer. How can I pre- hen canital mav lust as well uu- vent getting cauliflower ear? (8.) ; derstana that its life in its present Answer Injury of the cartilage ! form will soon be over." or its covering membrane is likely! nna reat New York newspaper ... u-iiiU ena in -caumiower ear eniesstgayS tne ji.jng wage s a very real a communicable or infectious kindle injury is very carefully treated thing to millions of people, while by working in a laundry and hand- i-im-jiiati.lv. and not after an in-!.t. .k. w. ti.o i ' . i uuuiuc stay a i u i .wut ww " tervaL A Woman's Weight, How much should a woman of 23, living wage was only an abstraction nobody quarreled with- It, for the reason that it was Economically as has been described is aM i! I. absolutely scientific. Food ttnem agree that a man engaged la mod erately hard work needs 3.500 calw ies a day. A woman and a boy f 11 require each nine-tenths of th, amount that suffices a man-1 ite of 5 requires four-tenths the'imo-n of a man and a boy of 2, nftetn hundredths. Thus the allotment lor4 the entire family should be Ln times the amount for tbt man. The average dietary of.S'VM cal ories consists of meat, milk, vege tables, et cetera, in such propor tion as to furnish the body ia i general way with the necessary quantities of proteins, tuts, hydrates, mineral - constituents, acids and other substances. This calls for 4 to 5 ounces of mcats ounces of fish, 16 ounces of dajry products, 11 to 12 ounces of mttb, 12 ounces of cereals, It to K) ounces of vegetables. It to 20 ounces of fruits,' 2 ounces of fat?, and 2 ounces of sugar, or their equivalents, each day. On thi basis the family would require a total meat and fish equivalent of 9.59 pounds per week. 8.89 ouaru ! best thing ; POMiom i nun any f milk. 9.66 pound loaves of hrrt I ever tried. It was composed , 'of w m agree as 1.87 pounds of butter and oleomar- ling the soiled clothes which come in from all sorts of places and peo ple. Housecleaning and - house- Zk tfnn XZ,r,r ; lo"S. weigh in perfect nebulous and innocuous, "but when Zol Z -nJ? nv nfrtftf, .v'hlth? If a fair question : What people tried to apply it concerted tt L Pn? Z hn,c-i"e the qualities that make a manUy, its Illusory character' became mav rnrfrtP flnv iu L r? man? I mean in character. If manifest and its self-contradictions rhhrk. RnEfiHT rather bewildering; .one -ees so j began to work mischief; a living another JZZ S mny successful shrimps in long wage is beyond practical definUlon, Znklliin u m trousers.. (Miss H. J. M.) i either economically or sociologic- .-SSLT0. Wh0 LH ' reasonably in-1 A..swershe 8hou.d Wh 127 to ally." ' -irS - "r-K,qa5S " WC! 132 pounds. Your other question! . Vrora the foregoing it is apparent fta itV wkh.ThZi- a 09er- Ask yur Da8tor or tnat there are wide dlfferencia or Rnv contc L Irtlll ' your Uncle Albert to define a man. I opinion over the question. Not SfJL T . mnurnerable For Persnlratlon. only is there a debate as to whether droplets of moisture which may ,or rerspirauon. . nn,Bihia that all carry some four feet or more from I would sueiy appreciate your t is rtght or even Polhat an the faee of the talker; and that if Publishing that recipe agam. which f60 ,m! the talker happens to have some' you gave some time ago tor per-, a living w ae, 6"c " "',"0 communicable disease, the virus or spiration. It was the best thing ; ; P germs ot wnicn are eliminated the saliva, the germs may be car- something like lime chloride ana,-""" s " " ' " . - garine, 3.13 pound of gugar, 7.M ried In the droplets, to lodge wher- d.suaea water, t Months and it is of course in 1U V" "V nnimris nf flour , nprlt nf nntaln.. ever the snfav falls. Now sunnoae ! ber positively. (Mrs! W. M.) i i lmo" " ! I about 12 pounds of other vegetables good, case for the proposition that the United! the cook has something in her Answer-You probably 'e States is better rather than Worse than the! head, no matter . what, but some, l a formula to dimmish excessive . fnem on its n"0"" , j At the time this quantity budget thing communicable; and suppose sweating or iuui uuur iiujb m- ( . to prepared it -was lound that H average nation in its attitude toward mar riage. s EXIT JAZZ. Long skirts are not as decorative as short skirts, and to but few youay women are they as becoming. But they have arrived. And the conclusion which lovers of the beautiful may take from the situation is to be found in the circumstances that jazz noise is going out with the short skirt. Jazz was used to wiggle by. Music is used to dance by. , Long .skirls do not lend themselves to wiggle parties. Therefore Jazz and the wiggle-hug may pass , away to has become an important factor within thotgetber. We can stand the long skirts, for last few years, and the rural children are show ing remarkable improvement in scholarship nad health under the stimulous of better food. Where a hot lunch is not to be had, care ful attention to the variety and quality of the food in the lunch. box may make up for the handicap ef a cold meal. United States gov ernment nutrition specialists have been giving special attention to this subject of the school child's lunch. Mady of the older folks grew up without any scientific attention having been bestowed upon their cold school lunch of bread and jelly, a hunk of apple- pie and maybe a bit of cold salt pork. But many of the older foil are now having their duodenums short cir cuited, too, and many others ot them are trying to get well by repeating doggerel about getting better and better. Now that we have just be gun to learn a few rudimentary facts about the human body and its mechanicism, we certainly should desire that our children shall suffer less from hit-or-miss feeding than we may have suffered. The school lunch is an Important factor in the child's daily life. Let's improve it. CRADLE VERSUS DESK. Most of the girls of today are brought up to earn their own livings. An increasing num ber of women are trying to find out how they can keep their places at the desk without slight ing the cradle.y And they do not mean to give up until they are sure that 18 cannot be done. Rocking the cradle is barred by the leading clever women can make themselves look well a in almost any kind of clothes,' but we couldn't stand the long skirt and jazz at the same time. WHEN A HAT COSTS FORTY DOIAARS. j How much do you usually pay for your hats? A traveling salesman says his hats cost him about $40 apiece. He pays $4 for a new hat Twice a day he has to 'check it when he eats in a hotel or restaurant. The tips he pays to the hat-checkers average 10 cents each. The life of the hat is about six months, and when he Is through with it, the hat represents $4 orig inal cost and $36 tips. - The tipping system is becoming less pop ular every day. There-is a gradual .increase in the number of persons who are standing four-square with the travelers and others who are conducting an organized campaign against the tipping system. " ; . she talks more or less as she pre pares the meals; suppose she ram bles on while she inspects' a pud ding or something that is just nice and warm, agreeably, watm to en courage the germs wbjehbappen to alight on the pudding; and fin ally suppose ' It is unpleasant to suppose such things. Sad but true. Disease germs must have encouragement if pits. That was: dry before dressing. Thl may be repealed at intervals as neeaea. , Ringworm Contagious. Please tell me whether a child .. . a. . would cost $773.93 oer vear !o nnr- Aluminum ohloride, ' ounde: . "' " ' ,r. L rt food for the family ia distilled water (or rain water). 3, suujeci u - : - . Wasnington market8, prk.e3 Dein. ounces. Sponge armpits with the j Uon has as ye -f Pfpdr.fVj!u I considerably higher than it the solution onrewch alternate day,?de-t ,t ls an interesting for three to six times. Allow to, ? hed as to the cost ot Hiving .and .ocuracy of these c tv,!. ,, t.. neures are urouuteu- u, ir- , ... variable as the communities' from umaien to ki.uw u.ai iuB ua.iy i v. nich they are quoted. In fact, tne i ance for ood for a, National Industrial Conference Board has been led by its investiga- navy at that time when multiplied by 3.35 to get the family basis anil then by 365 to obtain an annual sum, worked out to within "fe dollars "of the total arrived at by the department of labor experu. Clothine rtouirer.ynt? for the nlayme witn one tnat nas ring- ... . ,; ,ua, .here is they are to survive long enough worm on the head can take the dis-' . ,hA minimum cost outside of the body to endanger a ! ease. The mother of the child ! . ,fvin for the country as a whole, second person. Food not too hot thinks not, although the child with j, n.j.. i i.yihi to eat is iust about ideal for the the rkieworm is not allowed to re-I A tjunniujr KUOfed is i ossime. encouraeement 'of - anv disease 1 main in school. (Mrs. B. A. B.) However, economists agree that , family are figured with the exact germs which may happen to be put j Answer Yes, ringworm is spread ! while there probably atways will be j ness and detail that characterizes in it, I say "be 'put in," because 1 through personal contact. That is difference of opinion and fact as. to jthe food budget, including ever disease germs never go anywhere ; why the child with the disease is j what it should cost pr dctually dops ot their own activity they have not permitted to attend school." cost an individual or a family to 1 - I live, it should be possible to ascer- . . i tain approximately now mucn iooii, i garment that husband, wlte tM children must have in order to area warm and respectable in appear ance, and the length of time eah 1 mi a i I i : : r : The Dnilv Shnrf Stnr- : , . r 1 t LIVING WAGES. Senator Cummins favors a' change in the Esch-Cummins act, to guarantee a 'living wage" to rajlroad employes. Everyone who works usefully should have a living wage. While we're ' at it, how about guaranteeing a living wage to farmers, unskilled labor and the middle classes our own Fascisti, who make up at least 60 per cenvf the population? Little is proposed on their behalf, and less done, for ized. WHO killed Bill Gabel. baby doctors. The kindergarten is insisted the lon- simple reasoa that they are organ- upon by educators. Good schools are taking more and more of the time of the children. It is no longer necessary for a woman who is married to sew ke a sweatshop worker in order to keep her offspring covered. Laundry work can be sent out and prepared food can be brought in. Changes in the manner of living have made it more nearly possible for a woman to hold a regular job and do a good deal' for her family, but the problem has not. yet been solved. Wo men of unusual organizingcapacity and strong physical endowment " are managing to divide their time between office and children, with out either being asked to resign or sending the children to tbe juvenile court Some women have found ont how. Many more are trying to find out. THE TIRED BUSINESS MAN. This age is nothing if not scientific, and the way to dignity any phase of life, from sell ing goods to running a laboratory, ls to 'slip under it a solid, scientific foundation. Take, for recent example, the Tired Business Man he has been an Institution so long that it would be profanation not to use the. capital letters. The president-elect of the Illinois Bute Medi cal society said, in his address at the recent convention of the society that' the Tired Busi ness Maa la suffering from "an accumulation of fatigue material or toxin." . That ia Interesting to a layman, hut as we are informed also that rest is not tbe remedy, wo should, be Informed immediately what Is the proper cure. The Tired Business Man has been held responsible for tbe girl-and-music how, the spread: of golf, highly seasoned fic tion, lunching by inhalatlone Instead ot masti cation, and a number of other things. If the Illinois savants will ow go a step further aad prescribe specific remedies; we may have the king of Industry going to his medical ad- John Looney a tew months ago was issuing commands to local courts and officials and hurling defiance, at the federal. and state gov ernments. Right now he is dodging his shadow like a hunted thief. Sheriff John G. Miller is laboring under the delusion that The Argus defeated him for county treasurer. He is mistaken. He defeated himself. If be doesn't believe it he has only to give the once over to tits cargo ot stills and hooch seized during the closing days of the campaign which was stored at the -county jail for the inspection of citizens. John Looney has remained away from be city so long that those admirers who were so anxious to have him elected county judge ought to hold a mass meeting and petition him to re turn and contribute his legal ability to rescuing those of bis Intimates who are now running afoul of the laws. Mayor H. M. Schrlver, by preventing air in vestigation of charges against Thomas Cox, suspended chief of police, is making it pos sible for Mr. Cox to collect f 1,000 of the tax payers' money as salary for a service that he will never be permitted to render. The tax payers are demanding that Mr., Cox either re sign as chief of police or establish his right to return to that position. The poor children of Rock Island are aa-1 sured their usual happy Christmas through the generosity of the good fellows of the city. Con tributions have begun to come into The Argus Santo Claua Pund. There are hundreds of children to be cared tor the coming Christmas. DANA'S SECRET. 'By Auabel f. Andrews. (Copyright, 1922, by Wheeler Syn dicate, Inc.) " A clear, sweet whistle floated up the stairway: "Alice, Where Art Thou?" its theme. Expectant, waiting, then, close behind him, a soft: ":ght here." "Thought you were upstairs. . Oh. chummie-cbum-churn, 1 have a se cret." "From me?' , 'From thee. For a time only: will you give me 10 cents, please?" "I get in return labor of some kind: a little spading in the lily bed, for instance?" "You do not; you get one silver dime." 0 "What issthe idea ot the change? Here's 10 rents." ' 'Oh,Aunt Alice, that 's the se cret!. May I keep this box in your desk?" "You may; but why?" , "Questions, when not readily an swered, are embarrassing. I've been told by mySauntie-chum." "True. Please accept my apol ogy, and forgive me for my flight to the kitchen, where I'm cooking a secret! "From me?" "From thee.' J ' "Oh, good! When is it to be re vealed?' ' "At dinner." "Am I Invited V "You are invited." "With heartfelt thanks I accept; guess I'll set ahead the kitchen clock. Can't wait." . "Vanish, Dana,' vanish. You must store your mind at school for use later; and I must store the pantry for the same reason." Time, two months later. Same place, same people, same box being placed on the table with much cer emony by Dana. As he poufed the contents out he said: "'The time has come, the walrus said.' Mow, Aunt Alice, what do you see?" "I see a collection of perfectly good dimes; some new, some old, some clean, some dirty." "Is that all you see?" ' "What should I see more?" "You should see that there are 100 in all. You should also see the backaches, the tired, blistered-once bands, the lce cream, tbe swell lunches, the Saturday trips with the bunch, the floor polishing at It ia up to you to supply tbe funds.. The Arm riser and joying: "Say, Doc Tin. feeling awful Santo Claus r- will do the rest. "Some work ahead for Dana: but how much clothing and what nous- garment should last is also com- ine facilities' will be reouired loinuted.. For instance, tne mans (maintain the average family. B?j suits must last him two years, his j this they mean that a quantity bud- overcoat four years, and bis rain- get is'posslble although a cost ftuu- coat six years, and the wiles j get may be debatable, lu otnr clothes must be similarly aurace. j words, in order to live and keep in but for the 11-year-old boy the only ' good health "every individual r?-1 things that are expected to last over n.,l.n, ..n.i. i i -iniriiint nf fnrwl It.., va. am hid nvtrcnHt. sweater IVi iehX ar liZ VeVmin VtfcleTofhmrand a ! a oeU. dred." "Great! Now help me to some work it you can. "Would you wash Mr. Slade's car? Would be glad if he could have it washed at. home; -it would sate him much time." "There's one job already.- By must hike and ask for it." "Just a minute. Mrs. Day needs someone to go Government "experts in the de-, as a house or apartment ol four partment of labor have worked ont rooms with bath and running water. this quantity budget for a family : although it is stated that such consisting of a man his wife aud three children a boy of 11 years, a giri. of 5, and another boy of 2. In a general way the burget in cludes thf following provisions: A sufvieiency of nourishing-Tood for the maintenance of health. Dar- to town with he-!tic,,;larly chVdIen hilL when she goes to attend to her af fairs, the first of each month. She also wants someone to go to Man chester Tuesday ; want these jobs?" "We, who are about to die, salute you." "Uana!" "Ob, all right; if she'll hwve me I'll have her. Do I go and propose to her now?" "No, I'll attend to that." "I thank you, chum." ' "You can report for duty; she likes to take an early start." "Sit up all night, if need be." Same place; same people; time, last week of vacation. . I "Ob, see see!" pressing a bank book into'her hand. "Look at my name on the cover. Come on, we're going to show it to dad." "I can't go Just now, dear boy; wouldn't a little later be all right?" 'irfuntie-chum, the future is be hind us; the past is before us; the present alone is ours. Last state ment true. Come on." A fjv minutes later two rather breathless young pepple stood -before Mr. Dayton wuh dancing eyes, which mocked the . quiet greeting, as Dana placed the book in bis father's hand, After looking at the book he said : "Where did you get the money, Dana?" 'Earned it." telling how. When he finished his father clasped the boy's hand, saying, in a voice not quite so steady as usual, "I'm proud of you, son." "Gee. dad! That is worth all the backaches and all oh, all the whole of it." " '' , JAP BARONESS NOW IS A SHOPKEEPER Tokio. Aew step has been taken by Japanese women y in borne, ob, any amount of work, and ' broadening the field of their activ- (elf-deniaL I'm changing them: Hies. Baroness Iskimotto has op- now to quarters; just you think ened a business office in the center o oat to quarters; ' : - . "Explain and elucidate, please." "You recollect that I asked you for 10 cents two months ago?" - "I do." -' -I "Well. I put 100 cento in the box; Housing Mn low-rent neighbor hoods and within the smallest num ber of rooms possible consistent with decency, but with sufficient light, heat and toilet facilities; The upkeep of household equip ment, such as kitchen utensils, bedding aud linen, necessary for health, but wifh no provision for the purchase of additional furni ture; Clothing sufficient for warmth, of a sufficiently good quality to be economical, but with no furtftcr rc- fumilv should reallv have... Ufa rooms. Fuel and light noeda vt estimated on the basis of actual J penditures of families of that Im living in such a house. All the items in tne budget can not be enumerated bore, but it f be said that it includes everyt.hins tiown to'the number of cakes if soap necessary for personal clean liness and the family washing and even specifies 900 as the nuab-r of street car faros that wouli W used in the course of tHe yr- The cost of such a budget, . has been pointed out. will vary frm time to time, anil from city to citj, but it dops seem that the n1 have done 'much toward determin ing how much it takes to live, een if they arc not in agreement as to how much it costs. j Argus Information Bureau (Ar reader ' the mniwer to tlnu Hurcau. 'rcieiic J. Uaakin. IjitcuIo, adilrei aud encloae two-ctul ataoiu lur r ,turn Doaiare vuuuucotiai, me n-uaea beinff auut ta, aol lo eacli iutiviuual. tiaja w .uiuoitjaiuua iellera.j Q. What is the first name of Genr eral Dial of Italy? I. B. A. Armando is the Christian name of General Diaz. Q. How many words does the average person have in his vocab ulary.' B. J. C. A. When Dr. Vizetelly was ask ed some years ago as to the num ber of words in the vocabulary of the average person his reply was that he should feel sure such a vo cabulary ultimately reached at least the six hundred mark. Q. What is meant by meliorism? K. C. V. A. Meliorism is the belief that the improvement of tbe world by human effort is not only possible, but that such improvement is a law of evolution. The term was first used by the novelist, George Eliot. - Q. How1 Ions does it take to get the papers after filing final appli cation for naturiditation? ' T. D. nj qtiMiton bj -mini The Arriit '"'""T nr. Wasneton. D. C. One lu I nturn po.iaee. 1 brut. All .m-n- " A. Final naturalization papers JiO attention sails are of use in the process metabolism. It is a wholesome, gestible, cooling and agreesw vegetable. The principal salts an the oxalate, malate, nitrate, c sulphate of potash, chloride of P'' au, and phocpnatfo of lime W magnesia. Lettuce is also class among the chief iron-giving Pj"' bles. Iron helps to build red w-j pusclcs. It also contains !" sium, which helps to build calls. . Q. How much is West VirginlM debt, how contracted, aud now ing paid oft ? a, . . - HA A. West Virginia wouiu u -debt but for the decision of the preme court made in June. whereby the state was require assume a share of Virginia before theCivil war. At present Virginia's debt amounts to ; 669,925. So far as we can tain the debt is not being P10 of Tokio'a busiest quarters. Tbe haPnnaao let a - irter fn thn rtnlik uhuuuu as itaJQ fill lUQ J-FUJlf j ----- , Kai'. the. Sympathy -association, a : cannot be granted for 90 days aften that defeated Blaine charity organization of prominent application xhas been filed. 1 campaign speech? Japanese ladies who for the -last! Q. hat is coat . and "conduct three years acted as Barents forimonev? W. L. P. that was easy, of course. Then, as American yarns. The profits go to J a. This expression was used for fast as I could I took out a cent, re--a leper hospital. This has marked! a tax exacted by Charle3' I, the placing it with a nickel; that wasnt jthe debut ot society matrons in the purpose of which was to raise mon so bad, but It began to pull when , commercial world, and ls another jey for coats and transportation to I took out the nickels, replacing , departure from the tradition that a! re rendezvous of men furnished by Ro- them with 'dimes. Today I begin : Japanese lady should confine her- repiacing witn quarters nave tnree ; sen aoiely to the home circle. ( here. Now I plan to, replace these 1 As a young girl Baroness Iahi qoarters with halves, the halves 'motto went to school in America, with dollar bills before September , Her a leant is Mrs. Msbajima, sis- think bow that will belp dad: iter of a popular, novelist, who and no one knows it save my spreads tbe nonularltv of yarns bv auuUe-c.um.' . ' Uaacaiug Japanese ladles to knit' the hundred for the army of the king. Q. Is lettuce good for people? W. E. 8, A. Lettuce is one -of the most imports n: of all the succulent veg etables. There it only slight, food value In lettuce, while its mineral at any specified rate. -A n t. -.4 "Hum. y. was Duri-u." u manisra and Rebellion' an- rnO.m, Justf the election, Samuel D. B"?,m was one.of a deputation vism Mr. Blaine, and assuming V qjf. for the deputation, he are Republicans and don t prop" to leave our party and idn-"y.J-selves with the party whose i -,. hn rum. Romsui" cedents "have been rum, R and rebelllBn." .. ji. Q. What are green gold and gold made of? A. White gold is an alioyrfjj and palladium. Green gold is w , loy of gold and silver.