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  • Tons of It

    From the Richmond Times Dispatch, October 3, 1915.

    Five hundred million dollars—
        It seems an awful lot
    That old man Mars now collars
        To spend on shell and shot.
    And yet ’tis forked up gladly
        And not a soul repents,
    While poor folks struggle madly
        To raise five hundred cents.
    It certainly seems funny,
        Although well understood,
    That there is always money
        For things that do no good.