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N:;.7;n;;•:4411;,:••• ';‘,•'•••n••iti776•;r:.n71:1_•_!. • Reporter: " How did the fire start ? Fire-Chief:" Crossed wires—poor insulation." A costly fire Poor insulated wire is a menace from the start and grows worse with age. Current starts to leak. Suddenly it breaks through. Fire ! Look out for these warnings! Do your fuses blow out? Are your lights dim in wet weather? Does your meter run too fast? This means leakage—it's time to look into your wiring. ECCO Insulated Wire doesn't leak, and won't. It's made right—more and better rubber— more care. Every inch is given eight different tests before it leaves our factory—tests more rigid than the building laws require. We know that ECCO wire is safe. You can know it too. We will send you actual certified tests on your particular ECCO wire, if you want it. We keep a record of every foot we make. We consider ourselves responsible to you. Play safe—Protect your Home and Family You ought to know all about your wiring—how it's made, and put in, what the dangers are and how you can prevent them. Our booklet covers the subject—written in plain language. Send for it before you build or re-wire. Electric Cable Company 17NtNatteorryk Place 11•,1 rO. I ; The Top That Gives Double Protection Cover your car with Rayntite. Protect yourself, your car and your friends from drizzles or cloudbursts. Safeguard your pocketbook from constant repair drains. Make sure of a handsome, durable, washable top unaffected by changes in temperature. RAYNTITE Guaranteed one year not to Leak is sincerely guaranteed—backed by the century-old Du Pont reputation for integrity of purpose, superiority of product and financial responsibility. It gives real service because real service is built into it. Made in both single and double texture. Any top maker can supply you. Insist upon Rayntite for new tops or tops that need re-covering. Write for free samples and booklet Du Pont Fabrikoid Company Wilmington, Del. Canadian Factory and Sales Office, Toronto For Lack of Bran Food Many a headache— Many a cross word— Many a dull day could be saved by bran food. Most folks know this, but the bran foods they try are not tempting, so they quit. Pettijohn's corrects this. It is luscious wheat flakes hiding 25 per cent of bran. Try it once and folks will miss it if you fail to serve it daily. etil'lahnj Rolled Wheat With the Bran If your grocer hasn't Pettijohn's, send ut his name and 15 cents in stamps for a package by parcel post. We'll then ask your store to supply it. Address The Quaker Oats Company, Chicago. (999) THE SATURDAY EVENING POST outside of the country to the commission, which raised $10,000,000 on them in London. The income from this fund has paid all the expenses of administering relief in Belgium thus far. The work of the commission in Belgium falls into two departments—the provisioning and the benevolent. The commission is importing foodstuffs at the rate of about $7,500,000 a month, which are taken into the books of the organization at cost, or, in case of gifts, at a valuation. The food is shipped to the various warehouses throughout the country under the control of the commission and delivered thence to the communal officers, the commune being debited at prices on a basis that shows a small though distinct margin of profit over their import value—this with a view to impose on the better-to-do a part of the burden of caring for the destitute, the earnings of the provisioning department being turned over to the benevolent department. The communes, in turn, sell the foodstuffs to accredited tradesmen, without profit to themselves. These tradesmen are required to submit lists of customers for approval to the communal officers, who then allow them supplies at a certain ratio a head, the price of resale being fixed. The cost of feeding the destitute is from two and a half to three dollars a month for each person fed, making a total outlay of approximately $3,500,000 a month. This amount is at present made up by the profits from the provisioning department, by contributions from local Belgian charity and the sale of orders on the canteens, by the percentage contributions imposed on the communes and by the charity of the world. The total of the first three sources of income is a gradually diminishing amount, due to the exhaustion of local resources and the rise in the cost of foodstuffs. At present about $2,500,000 a month is needed to make up the deficiency, which must increase with the increase of destitution. Tolstoy's Apt Fable The commission began its work in London with $100,000, raised among its members, which was almost immediately supple- mented by a grant of $500,000 from the British Government and $1,000,000 sub- scribed in London, largely by Americans, which amounts had been about expended when the two Belgian funds—$3,000,000 for transportation and $10,000,000 working capital—became available. By the operation of financial machinery constructed by the American business and professional man, whereby this working capital has been kept in constant revolution, and with the addition of $10,000,000 in charitable contributions of food, clothing and money, the Belgian people have been fed and clothed for more than half a year. The commission also has advanced money to the communal governments, taking their obligations therefor; and, by pledging these obligations abroad, has obtained further resources. The communes have thus been able to procure money to pay communal officers, to maintain the schools, and to keep up municipal works. Belgian commercial concerns, whose local revenues had been exhausted but who had money due them abroad, have been enabled through the commission to collect these debts, which it pays to them in the Belgian paper it takes for food. Thus, a cycle of credit has been established and tens of thousands saved from the destitutes' bread line. There is a fable, attributed to Tolstoy, which relates that God once gave a recep- tion to the Graces, all of whom seemed to be acquainted with one another, with the exception of two. Observing which circum- stance, their Host brought them together and said: "Benevolence, allow me to introduce Gratitude." There is no question of the gratitude of the Belgians to the United States, as has been evidenced by the expressed thanks of the king and queen, all classes of the people, and even little children. It is manifested continually as these sorely afflicted people come in contact with the American relief agents. A pathetic instance of this nature is told of a Belgian of prominence, known as a proud man, who, soon after the arrival of the first food from America in Brussels, meeting a member of the Commission for Relief in Belgium on the street, fell on his knees before him and, with tears streaming down his cheeks, gave public utterance to thanks on behalf of his countrymen and countrywomen. August 28, 1915 PEERLESS fEWECK WRITERS Win The Gold Medal Award At the Panama-Pacific Exposition, where honor goes to the product of greatest merit, Peerless Check Writers have been awarded the laurel prize— the Gold Medal. Out in Denver, up in Boston, in Chicago, New York —everywhere in the land of Uncle Sam — business men endorse the Peerless as the most efficient check protecting device of all time. One reason for the success of Peerless Protection is its exactness to the penny. This idea originated with the Peerless. Another reason for Peerless success is that Peerless Protection if the amount line —the part of the check held by repeated rulings of the superior courts to govern payment. The Peerless writes a 'word at a stroke; it —but why try to tell all the story? The award at the Exposition and the fact that the Peerless is used by about sixty thousand leading banks and business houses, should prompt you, too, to use Peerless Protection. "Advice on the Handling of Checks" is the title of a new Booklet giving the experience of Burns and Pinkerton with check raising. You may have a copy upon request. It will open your eyes to the this your checks are running. If you are an executive you should read it. Simply say: "Send Booklet No. 1-35." Peerless Check Protecting Co. Originators of Exact Proirrtion Rochester - - - New York POMPEIAN OLIVE OIL ALWAYS F RESH PURE-SWEET-WHOLESOME


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