Now divide eighteen by twelve, that'd be a dollar
an' a half a month interest.
When bills are on the eve of falling due, with not a dollar
in hand with which to meet them, it is pretty difficult to learn not to worry, although I think I am learning more and more each year that all worry simply consumes, and to no purpose, just so much physical and mental strength that might otherwise be given to effective work.
He was paid the fabulous sum of seventeen and a half cents an hour; and as it proved a rush day and he worked until nearly seven o'clock in the evening, he went home to the family with the tidings that he had earned more than a dollar
and a half in a single day!
Lieutenants in the army get about a dollar
a day, and common soldiers a couple of cents.