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Advertiser-Gazette ITBUSHED BVEBY THUBSDAY hDCiAR PARKER, Proprietor No. 19 Seneca Street. Entered atiiie Post Office at Geneva, N. Y., u»nsmission as second class matter. THE ADVEBTISING COLUMNS A RE OPEN TO ALL CLASSES OF LEGITIMATE \^ ADVERTISING Kates low as any paper compared toj standing and circulation. JOB PRINTING i) all its branches done with neatness and des patch,%nd at fair prices. * WHOLE NUMBER 4102 \Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty.\ NEW SERIES, VOL. LXIX, NO. 7 EDGAR PAEKEK, Prop'r. GENEVA, N. Y„ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, L913 ^i.50 per Year, inJAdyance, Fall and Winter Harm Machinery Noxall Catting Boxes, ... Keystone Hand Cutting Boxes, automatic feed, cuts various lengths, . ' . Keystone Power Cutting Box, automatic feed, Martin Feed Grinders, 20 bushels per hour, Whitman Root Cutters, . No. 1 Champion Root Cutters, $3.50 12.50 13.50 23.00 13.50 9.00 Corn Shellers, $5.00 to $7.00 Before you biiy, get our prices on engines, power sprayers, lime of sulphur and arsenate of lead. William Wilson • Hardware Geneva, N. Y. Plumbing John W, Melton Banking Office and Fire Insurance. Interest Paid on Certificates. Safe Deposit Boxes Foreign and Domestic Drafts Open an account and B ay your bills by check. >on't take chances with valuable papers and in- surance policies. Rent a Safe Deposit Box; $1, $2 and $3 per year. John W. Mellen 24 Linden Street Geneva James R. Vance BOILER MAKER, Geneva, N. Y. Shops an Bradford Street near Patent Cereals Works. Repairing a Specialty 1 HAVE BEEN in the holler making and repair business longer than any man in Geneva, and nij' work speaks for itself. It is made to wear well and stay. I use the best material l can get, employ competent boiler linkers and guarantee satisfaction. No Work too Large, No Job too Small To Merit Attention. Call, write, telegraph or call me by Telephone and I will Re- spond at Once Bell Phone 142 Indep. 635 Residence 161 Y. JAMES R. VANCE. FOR SALE 3800 Frame Dwelling and large Barn on west side of Sherrill St. Dwelling has Steam Heat, Bath • Room and Gas. $2500 Brick Dwelling and Large Frame Ban.r Dwelling has Steam Heat and Gas. East North street. $2700 Dwelling with Steam Heat, Bath Room and Gas. Worthington Ave. $3200 Nine Room House, Stea m Heat, Bath room and Electricity, on Cherry street. Wm. M. Fink C. H. McCumber, Piano Tuner, 64 Elm St.. Geneva, N. Y £ hLB? P 1- *?* 1 t( > tfve reference* from msny ot be best miMiotimi ia CJeneya. Phone 8SUA If you are looking for The Real Thing There is ( no need to go out of town for them. No store in the state can show a finer stock of Watches, Jewelry, Silverware and Cut Glass Ware Than this old store which is always up-to- date in every depart- ment. Again : You may have heard of low prices. Yoju will have to come to lNfo.8 Seneca street to learn what good goods and low prices are. I shall not be afraid of your investigations. Just | call <tnd see. R.H. 8 Seneca Street, Geneva. A Good Judge Of Laundry Work'coineaj to JS every time. And this big . town of ours is full ojF good judges—you're one of mem, of course. CITY STEAM LMJNlf Y 20 Castle Street Jl Phone 88 T. J. MA LONE & CO JOS. F. DUFFY, •!., \i \> '. '<• • Union Barber Stipp 43 Seneca street. Hair Gutting, Shairfl^oolilg By tfesse WHO KNOW HOW ;r w Q H < < w H GO I p ft H H a o PC > % < 25 Q «-3 O O W 0 M GO, > GO O m > tsl H'4\M'*\!4»*'»'MHM'»»»*»»»»'t''l'» CHRISTMAS BY INJUNCTrON flow Cherokee Played Santa Clans $ at Yeilowbammer By 0. HENRY Copyright, 1907, by the McClure company. • »1«*•> <• * >t< 'I* * <l< <• * •!• ft » <t> i< 'l< •» • fr* <\!•<• • Cherokee was the civic father of Yeilowbammer. Yellow hammer was a new mltiing town constructed mainly ut canvas and undressed pine. Chero- kee was a prospector. One day while ufa' burro was eating quartz and pine burrs Cherokee turned up with his pick a nugget weighing thirty ounees. He staked his claim aud then, being a man of breadth and hospitality, sent out invitations to his friends in three states to drop in and share his luck. Not one of the invited guests sent regrets. When a thousand citizens had ar- rived and taken up claims they named the town Yellowhajpimer, appointed a vigilance committee and presented Cherokee with a watch chain made of nuggets. Three hours after the presentation ceremonies Cherokee's claim played out. He had located a pocket instead of a vein. He abandoned it and staked others one by one. Luck had kissed ber hand to him. Never afterward did he turn up enough dust in Yellowham- mer to pay his bar bill. But his thou- sand invited guests were mostly pros- pering, and Cherokee smiled and con- gratulated them. Yeilowbammer was made up of men wbo took off their hats to a smiling loser, so they invited Cherokee to say what he wanted. '•Me?\ said Cherokee. \Oh grub stakes will be about the thing. 1 reckon I'll prospect along up in the Marlposas.\ In May Cherokee packed his burro » and turned its thoughtful, mouse col- ored forehead to the north. On the 20th day of December Baldy. the mail rider, brought Yellowhammer a piece of news. \What do I see in Albnquerque,\ said Baldy to the patrons of the bar, \but Cherokee all embellished and festooned up like the czar of Turkey and laTishin' money in bulk.\ \Cherokee must have struck pay ore,\ remarked California Ed. \Well he's white. I'm much obliged to him for his success.\ \Seems like Cherokee would ramble down to Yellowhammer and see his friends,\ said another, slightly aggriev- ed. \But that's the way. ProspeEity is the finest cure there is for lost for- getful ness.\ \You wait,\ said Baldy. \I'm comin' to that. Cherokee strikes a three foot vein up in the Mnrilposas that assays a trip to Europe to the ton, and he closes ijt out to a syndicate outfit for 100,000 hasty dollars in cash. Then he buys himself a baby sealskin overcoat and a red sleigh. And what do you think he takes it in his head to do next?\ \Bought a saloon,\ suggested Thirsty Kogers. * \Cherokee took me to a room,\ con- tinued Baldy, \and showed me. He's got that room full of drums and dolls and skates and bags of candy and jumping jacks and toy lambs and whis- tles and such infantile truck. And what do you think toe's goin' to do with them inefficacious knickknacks. Don't surmise none. Cherokee told me. He's goin' to load 'em up In his red sleigh, and—wait a minute, don't order no drinks yet—he's goin' to drive down here to Yellowhammer and give the kids—the kids of this here town—the biggest Christmas tree and the biggest cryin' doll and little giant boys' tool chest blowout that was ever seen west ,of Cape Hatteras.\ \Didn't you tell him?\ asked the miner called Trinidad. \Well no,\ answered Baldy pensive- ly. \1 never exactlly seen my way to.\ \1 cannot refrain from a certain amount of surprise,\ said the judge as he hung bis ivory bandied cane on the bar. \that our friend Cherokee should possess suclb an erroneous con- ception of—ah—his. as it were, own town.\ \Oh. it ain't the eighth wonder of the terrestrial • world,\ said Baldy. \Cherokee's been gone from Yellow- hammer over sevem months. Lots of things could happen in that time. How's be to know that there ain't a single kid in this town.\ \To top off this Christmas tree splurge of Cherokee's,\ went on Baldy, \he's goin\ to give an Imitation of Santa Claus.\ \When dbes Cherokee allow to come ever with his tmek ?\ asked Trinidad. \Moruin\ before Christmas.\ said Baldy. \And be wants \you folks to have a room fixed up and a tree hauled and ready.\ Of women there were five in Yellow- hammer—the assayer's wife, the pro- prietress of the Lucky Strike hotel and a laundress whose wasbtub pan- ned out an ounce olf dust a day. These were the permanent feminines. The re- maining two were the Spangler sis- ters. Misses Fauchion and Erma of tbe Transcontinental Comedy company,, then playing in repertory at the im- provised Empire theater. But of cmT- dren there were none. Christ mux wouldl coine on Thursday. On Tuesday morniing Trinidad, instead of going to work, sought the judge at the Lucky Strike bioteL * ' \It'll be a disgrace to YellQwham- mer.\ said Trinidad*, \if it thrfcws Cher- • oke£ down on his Christmas tree btdw- <mt. I'm goin* to bitch up ajteam and rustle a load 5 of l|tids for Cherokee's- Santa /Claus act If I have to, rob an or- phan asylum.\ \I will accompany you,\ declared the jiadge, waving his «ane. The first stop scheduled was at a double log house fifteen miles out from Yellowhammer. A man opened the door at Trinidad's hail and then came down and leaned upon the rickety gate. The doorway was filled with a close Siass of youngsters, some ragged, all full of curiosity and health. '. ' • . V •*It> this Way.\ explained Trinidad. \We're from Yellowhammer, and we come kidnapin' in a gentle, kind of a way. One of our lea^in* citizens is »tt»n| with the Santa Claus aflJicrJoh. and he's due In town tomorrow with half the folderblB that's painted red and maVJe in Germany. The youngest kid we got In Yeilowbammer packs a forty-flve and a safety razor. ; Now. parties if you'll toan os a few kids w* nwrantM to tmtiarn ! «m\»a|« and sound ofiVti'nstmas'TiayV' \1 understand,\ said the parent, packing his pipe with a forefinger. \I guess I needn't detain yon gentlemen. Me and the old woman have got seven kids, so to speak, and. runnin* my mind ove t r the bunch. I don't appear to hit upon none that we could spare for you to take over to yotir doiu's.\ Down tbe slope they drove and up another foothill to the ranch house of Wiley Wilson. Trinidad recited his appeal, and the judge boomed out his ponderous antiphony. Mrs. Wiley gathered her two rosy cheeked young- sters close to her skirts and did not 3mile until sh<F~had se»en Wiley laugh and shake his head. Again a refusal. The sun was low when the wife of a section boss on a lonely railroad hud-. died her unavailable progeny behind her and said: - \There's a woman that's just took charge of the railroad eatin' house \MBKRT CHBISTMASf, LITTLE BOY,\ SAID OHEEOKEE. down at Granite Junction. I* hear she's got a little boy. Maybe she might let him go.\ Trinidad pulled up his mules at Gran- ite Junction at 5 o'clock in the after- noon. On the steps of the eating house they found a thin and glowering boy of ten smoking a cigarette. A youngish wo- man reclined exhausted in a chair. Her face wore sharp lines of worry. She had once possessed a certain style of beauty that would never wholly leave her and would never wholly return. Trinidad set forth bis mission. \I'd count it a mercy if you'd take Bobby for awhile,\ she said wearily. \I'm on the go from morning till night, and I don't have time to 'tend to him. He's learning bad habits from the men. It'll be the only chance he'll have to get any Christmas.\ The men went outside and conferred with Bobby. Trinidad pictured the glories off the Christmas tree and pres- ents in lively colors. \And moreover, my young friend,\ added the judge, 'Santa Claus himself will personally distribute the offerings.\ \Aw come off,\ said the boy, squint- ing his small eyes. \I ain't no kid. There ain't any Santa Claus. it's your folks that buys toys and sneaks 'em In when you're asleep.\ \That might be so,\- argued Trini- dad, \but Christmas trees ain't no fairy tale. This one's goin' to look like the ten cent store in Albuquerque, all strung up in a redwood. There's tops and drums and Noah's arks and\— \Oh. rats!\ said Bobby wearily. \1 cut them out long ago. I'd like to have a rifle—not a target one—a real one. to shoot wildcats with; but 1 guess you won't have any of them on your old tree \ \Well. 1 can!t say for sure.\ said Trinidad diplomatically. \It might be. You go along with us and see.\ * The hope thus held out, though faint, won tbe boy's hesitating consent to go. lu Yellowhanamer the empty store- room bad been transformed into what might have passed as the bower of an Arizona fairy. The ladies had done their work well! A tali Christmas tree, covered to the topmost branch with candles, spangles and toys sufficient for more than a score of children, stood in the center of .the floor. Near sunget anxious eyes had begun to scan the street for the returning team of the child providers. At noon that day Cherokee had dashed into town with his new sleigh piled high with bundles and boxes and bales of all sizes and shapes. So Intent was he upon the ar- rangements for* his altruistic plans that the dearth of childhood did not receive his notice. When the sun went down Cherokee, with many winks and arch grins on his seasoned face, went into retirement with the bundle containing the Santa Claus raiment amd a pack containing special and undisclosed gifts. \When th.e kidjs- are rounded up,\ he Instructed the volunteer arrangement' committee, \light up the candles on the tree and set. 'em t o playin\ 'pussy vants a corner' and 'King William.' When they get good at it, why, old Santa'H slide in tbe door. I reckon there'll be plenty of gifts to go round.\ The ladies wi>re flitting about the tree, giving it filnai touches that, were never final. Eve^y minute heads would pop out the door to look and listenvfor' the approach bf Trinidad's team. At length the; wagon of the child \rustlers'* rattlep down the street to the door. The ladies, with little screams of excitement, flew to the lights iag of the bandies. The men of Yel- lowhahimer passed in and out rest- lessly or stood ^b^ut the room to em- barrassed group$. Trinidad and the judge, hearing the marks of protrjacted travel* entered, conducting betwieen;them a single imp- ish boy, w^ho stored with sullen, pessi- mistic eyes at ibs gaudy tree. \Where are jibe other children?\ asked the assayfer's wife, the aeknbwl- edged leader of ail social funetioiis. \Ma'am said Trinidad, with a sigh, \prospectlh* for kids at Christmas time Is like huntin' in limestone for sliver. This here yoiihg biped, ma*am, is all that washes out bf bur two days* mar Then the door ppeh^ and. Cherokee entered in the convehtidnal: dress of St Nick. A whit? ripplihg beard and flowing hair covered his face^almost to his dark and shining eyes; Ovei'liis shoulder he carriei a pack. No one stirred as he came in. Bobby stood with his hands in hi* pockets gazing.gloomily at the effeminate; and childish tree. Cherokee put down his pack and Idnked wonderlngly about th* roam. Marh^M taV taneiad that « bevy of eager children were being herd- ed somewhere to be loosed upon his entrance. He went op to Bobby and extended his red mittehed band. \Merry Christmas, little boy,\ said Cherokee. \Anything on the tree you want they'll get it down for you. Won't you shake hands with Santa Claus?\ \There ain't any Santa Claus,\ whin- ed the boy. \You've got old false billy goat's whiskers on your face. I ain't no kid. * What do I want with dolls and tin horses? The driver said you'd?have a rifle, and you haven't. I want to go home.\ Trinidad stepped into the breach. He shook Cherokee's hand in warm greet- ing. \I'm sorry. Cherokee,'' he explained: \There never was a kid in Yellowham- mer. We tried to rustle a bunch of 'em for your swaree, but this sardine was all we could catch. He's a atheist, and he don't believe in Santa Claus. v It's a shame for you to be out all th}s truck. But me and the judge was sure-we could round up a wagonful of candi- dates for your gimcracks.\ \That's all right,\ said Cherokee gravely. \The expense don't amount to nothin' worth mentionin'.\ Bobby had retreated to a distant chair and was coldly regarding the scene with ennui plastered thick upon him. Cherokee, lingering with his original idea, went over and sat be- side him. \Where do you live, little boy?\ he asked respectfully. \Granite Junction,\ said Bobby with- out emphasis. The room was warm. Cherokee took off bis cap and then removed his beard and wig. \Say.\ exclaimed Bobby, with a show of Interest, \1 know your mug, all right.\ \Did you ever see me before?\ asked Cherokee. \1 don't know, but I've seen your picture lots of times.\ \Where?\ The boy hesitated. \On the bureau at home,\ he answered. \Let's have your name, if you please. Buddy.\ vRobert Lumsden. Tbe picture be- longs to my mother. She puts it under x her pillow of ulghts. And once I saw ber kiss it. 1 wouldn't.' But women are that way.\ Cherokee rose and beckoned to Trini- dad. t \Keep this b# by you till I come back.\ he said. \I'm goin' to shed these Christmas duds and- hitch up my sleigh. I'm goin' to take this kid home.\ Cherokee drove his sleigh to the door, and they lifted Bobby in beside him. The team of fine horses sprang away prancingly over the hard snow. Chero- kee had on his $500 overcoat of baby serflskin. The lap robe that he drew about tbem was as warm as velvet. Bobby slipped a cigarette from his pocket and was trying to snap a match. ' \Throw that cigarette away,\ said Has. a wide range, of ijir^ulation in Geneva add the country s«rr = oimaiirg going, into the homes of Its patrons It is uniioiimy pleanjj and speaks tha*. truth. . : -. \ j TO ADVEIRTISE&S Who' -wish to reach a class of ,payinf , customers we offer space in the»« col* umns at reasonable figures. Cajll the office, or write. Home Phone 01 i -4 at SAVINGS SERMONETTE Number Two ' •» Interest Paid on all Deposits from $1 to $3,000 : The Young People How is it with the young people of your household,? Are they saving, monev? Have they learned to appreciate th| value of a dollar? Are you endeavoring to instill in their mindf the correct ideas concerning thriffeand economy ? \As tne twigfis bent,- the tree's inclined.\ -The necessity of saving should be a bart of every child's education. Tt is a duty you owe to your children to show them that money saved is money earned. The childVltuture js tbe mo^t sacred duty of the parent. Get them started right. They can open an account, with us for One Dollar. We welcome small ac- oouhts as well as large Ws. We are always interested in the development, and progress of the young people. Geneva Savings Bank, 31 Seneca Street, Geneva, NX _ OPEN SATURDAY NIOHTS Cherokee in a quiet but new voice. Bobby hesitated and then dropped the cylinder overboard. \Throw the box, .too,\ commanded the new voice. . # More reluctantly tbe boy obeyed. \Say said Bobby presently. \I like you. I don't know why. Nobody nev- er made me do anything I didn't want to do before.\ ' \Tell me.' kid.\' said Cherokee, not using his new voice, ''are you \sure your mother kissed that picture that looks like me?'\ \Dead sure. I seen her do it.\ \Didn't y.011 remark something awhile ago about wanting a rifle?\ \You bet I did. Will you get me one?\ \Tomorrow—silver mounted.\ Cherokee took out his watch. \Half past 9. We'll hit the Junc- tion plumb on time with Christmas day. Are you cold? Sit closer, son.\ STATE'S DUTY TOWARD L Abram I. Elkus Talks on New Order of Things.- 4 HEARING IS SET FOR FEB. 13 Hope to Effectuate Many Rules For the Betterment of Working People by a Reorganization of the Labor Depart- ment—New State Department o,f Hy- <jiene to Help Too. Albany.—Protest against man's In humanity to man will be the keynote Of the public hearing on the bills of the Wagner-Smith factory investigat- ing commission, to be held by the joint committee of labor and' industry of the senate c and assembly of the state on \Vednesday , Feb. lg, at 2 p« m. Rec- ognition of the stated right to protect its women and children and to prevent their becoming mere cogs In the mill' of greed and ja full appreciation of the state's duty toward its future men and wojmen—these are the things that will raljy to the support of the bills every, sodial, every industrial, every civic or- ganization that believes in the uplift bf i humanity and thjit will call for the approving voice of every individual of the state who believes in making the Einpire State of the Union the leader in; progressive and humane methods of dealing with its working men and wo- mjen. tEo attempt to recount the support these bills ba!ve received* through Der- commnnications ix>' Chairman t^fagner, - through ^ resolutions bfr\ ap- proval by organizations oi all \type* . [Special couniei & the factory inve^'.' ( Rating eoimnis»ion, a splendid civic leader? and hrilitaht attoftje^jr,\ ; who. tells jof\the things that so. strongly^ impressed. hii» Wjththe necessity of new legislation for the working men aha Women--and 'ptti- ftilly amali chiiaren-ot°ime areat Bnipir* State.]' ',-.'•../--••'\' and all sorts, through persona^ tribute tq 1 t#e members of the coinrnfeslptt, wKUild he a^tesk ot -vast; proportiohSi This wonderful rally to their -support has cdnviticed Senator- Wagner that no legislation of recent history, can*. «oi»- pa^e with it 4n importance, apa he has staked Ms legislative career on the success of the bills: Speaker Smith of the. assembly, a man who comes feofa the people and knows the people from the arpcusd up,Vh»» s«ld he will leave the gavel when these bills come up in the assembly and take the floor §* their thQrBnfrn n—ii\T«« ~*k» **1 Uht of ty b< Copyright, Pirie MacDonald, N. V. JU?£Alt I. ELKT'R. lire. Tnese men 7ia\ve 'become com- pletely saturated With the ideas em bodied in the new labor bills because they saw. with their own eyes an<I they heard with their own ears the things they intend to correct. Elkus a Splendid Citizen. Abram I. Elkus was the special counsel for the commission w^hich in- vestigated conditions of labor through- out the state. Mr. Elkus is a splendid type of citizen, a lawyer of brilliancy and a man whose personal and civic standing in New York Is as solid as the rock foundation of his home city. Mr. Elkus says nothing in his whole life has left so indelible an impression as his investigations as special counsel of the commission. He has made a number of public speeches, ou the sub ject, and there is no questioning his sincerity, fn an interview this week he said: \The commission was born as a result of the Triangle building Are, In which 143 people, mostly women, lost their lives. Investigation of this fire for the purpose of preventing a repetition In other factories disclosed the fact that -loss of life by Are, while great and preventable, was occasional and accidental. It was disclosed, how- ever, that the daily loss of life and health to the great mass of people in factories and bwsiness establishments was far greater and of daily, hourly and minutely occurrence, caused by the long hours of labor, the Insanitary conditions, speeding up and dangers arising from the nature of the very work in which they were engaged. 'It seems to be the idea of many each child is men and women that Bimply an asset to do so much work, the father resting without labor, while the wife and children toil for his bene- fit. This is not so in every case, but .s typical in many cases.\ Here are some of the things Mr. El- kus saw and learned of through di- rect agents: Startling Facts. Children from four to fourteen years of age, working <in the tenements of the cities making flowers, extracting meats from ndts, vvlllowing plumes, basting trousers, running ribbons through corset covers and a multitude of other things. \We found some of these -children.\ t,ays Mr' Elkus, \at work early in the morning before tfiey went to school, during the noon recess and after school at night. A teacher told us that some of these children would go to sleep during school hours and on inquiry found £t was\ because they had been up until 1 or-2 o'clock the night before to finish a rush order. This, of course, does not occur In every case, neither does the incident which happened to a chils who stated that she never played in the daylight be- cause she had to work In tire daylight, but that she was allowed to go out at night so a s to save gas. \Factory laws do not permit children to work in factories unless^ they, are fourteen, and between fourteen and sixteen only when they have a certifi- cate from the \board of health, but these chSldreh/working at home are not governed py any factory la%—that is, they''are not now, but if the bills •Introduced are j passed <as I believe they will be) they._will end that form Of chll<J slavery; and the profanation of the sacred %ord 'home' will continue ho longer.\ A Feeble Defense. \ \Listen W'somje. of .these things and the futility of jthe feeble. defense\ of such conditioSisl Is. apparent at once. :$ay»sir. Elkus: \•&. woman physician, told/us ot the ease of a woinan Who had to c^ttnue«,bastiiig clothing While her baTfciy lay dying,' She could not stop even to smooth away the last few mo- ments of its young lifeline necessity for earning, a f$w cents was too ex-' treme-- :\-•'. j.\ '•'. „ \In the law whjfch.we propose we are going to prohibit anrnpiber of things being made in jienemeiit houses, jsucn as food products !and r «hfldren's -clothes because it has' been found ifrat ehil- <Sfen Ili%fth acarle* fever, \With jnea- IIH, With contagious and- loathsome diseases are there to the rooms where, these goods are being n)anufac|nred, or are actually at Worft, or sleeping upon them. It has been foui*#a*t a woman .with a ioathaoma disease was | \Besid'eV prQjibrHng^ some\ of these things, we are going «8 make work in the tenements unpopular. We are go- ing to license the manufacturer who gives out work. His name will be spread at large upon t&F records, b# will have to give a statement to the worker stating that these are his goods, and the department of labor will thus be able to know whose goods are be- ing manufactured ,in tenement houses or in the home. This Is not going to interfere with the dressmaker or'mer- chant tailor.\ - As to the plan by which the commis- sion expects to carry out its reforms,, Mr. Elkus said: \We hope to effectu- ate many of the rules by the reorgan- ization of the labor department. We have created within this department two divisions, one an industrial board consisting of four members besides the commissioner of labor, one of whom shall be a woman, one representative of lab^SfcsjCrae a representative of man- ufactjlrers^and one a scientist. This boarxl shaU^e given great power to make'rules to fit every industry of the state. Another great department is to be the department of industrial hy giene^ where we shall have an engi- neer, a chemist and a sanitary expert- who Will conduct investigations, re- searches and the scientific methods of preventing diseases, of preventing ac- cidents and o| bringing about greater efficiency.\ I % A Difficult Task. In conclusion the eminent attorney said: I \Although the task which has been hefore\ the factory commission has been a difficult one and although it has required great study and care so to draft these bills as to make them comply with the spirit and intent, as well'as the letter of the constitution, and td create a cohesive body of legis- lation 1 'which can be readily and prop- erly enforced, yet the task of the com- mlssidh is not yet ended. There must befotlnd men and women of ability and character and training who will accept the positions created by these statutes and who will have the heart and the purpose^ to carry them into effect ;in the spirit in which, they are recommended and enacted. This asso elation 1 , with its great powers and its wide influence, can be of invaluable help. The governor of this state is most knxions to advance these-, meas- ures and to see that they are properly enforced. Without the men and worn en to Carry them into effect they may, prove liseless and futile. Let us see to it that the proper men and the proper women are selected.\ CURIOUS COINCIDENCE. Dramatic Climax to a 1 Trial \n a Frsnch o . Court. Coincidence—chance—plays a tremen- dous part in human .history, y Fate' i» another name for the same thing; so, is luck. All these words are mer«ly our puny euphemisms for X, the unknown quantity. Not a day passes but the story of a remarkable coincidence is brought to •public notice. A stranger incident nev- er occurred, however, than this one, the account of which is in an old copy of the Chronique de Paris. A youth of about nineteen „was brought to trial for, having broken the window of a baker's shop and stolen a two pound loaf. The Judge—Why did you steal the loaf? Prisoner—I -was driven by hunger. \Why did you not buy it?\ 0 \Because I had no money.\ \But you have a gold ring on your finger. Why didn't you sell it?\ \I am a foundling. When I was tak- en from the bank of a ditch this ring- was suspended from my neck by a silken cord, and I kept it in the hope of thereby discovering at least who were my parents. I cannot dispose of it.\ The procurer du roi (king's attorney) made a violent speech agatost the pris- oner, who was found guilty and sen- tenced to imprisonment for five years. Immediately upon this a woman more worn down by poverty than age came. forward arid made the following decla- ration : \Gentlemen of the jury, twenty years ago a young woman was married to a young man of the same town, who aft- erward abandoned her. Poor and dis- tressed, she was obliged\ to leave her child to the care of Providence. The child has since grown up, and the wo- man and the husband have grown old- er, the child in poverty,'the -woman ih misery and her husband in prosperity. They are all three now in court The child is the unfortunate prisoner whom you have just pronounced guilty, the mother is myself, and there sita the fa- ther,\ pointing, to the king's attorney. POETICAL FEATS. Didn't Like Taxes. Cases against George Washington ap- pear here and there in old documents. No less than three claims were entere>| against him during the year 1787 to compel him to pay taxes. Tbe humor- ous clerk, commenting on these ac- tions, remarked, \George Washington, Esq., appeareth not to like taxes.\ So Inquisitive. Mardma (after her youngest's first day at school)—Now. Fritz, what did you do in School today? Fritz—Well, such ehrious people! First tbe teacher asks me what we did at home, and now you come and ask what we have done m school!—Fliegende Blatter. A Boomerang. / Mrs. Hiram Oiffen— I'm- afraid you won't do. As nearly as I can find out you httve worked in six or seven places during tbe past year. Miss Brady- Well, an' how manny girls has yerself had Ih the same toimeV No. less. I'm thinklb'.—Boston Transcript. Music. **jMr|s. Irons, if that infernal cat of' yourd keeps me awake as he did last - night I'll shoot him.\ \I wouldn't blame you a bit if you did, Colonel Stormaey. Only it wasn't the cat; one of my boarders is learn- ing tb play the oboe.\—ChlcagCKTrlb- une. i , , ! TVIisery Ahead. \Mo!re tough luck,\ whispered Ms wife.' • .'- ' ^WfeU, what now?\ he. muttered. \Y<|u know Miss Green never sings wllth|ut her music?\ '*Yes.\ \W|bll> she's brought her music.\— De^trjlit Free Press. . , \ - • \ : - Th«JP©hrt.of View. '|Say» pa, what Is the difference be- twjeeh a visit and a visitation?\ .Fond Palrejit—iL visits,jm2T;boy, ia whe|i you go tb see your Grandmother Jones, an 3 a visitation is when youEjSrand- mothfer Jones conies to ,seejus.—New XijrltTfaneSi •'! : T*e -Tower of Babel.' p|>o. ! you realise that 4j<X)0 years ajter th>^08t'#onaei!ful M all towers was buSlfeby the anelents (according to-^he Bote! of Oeuesis afeout 2m B.-, C), jits sefel stages sttll riae high above Wi phkris near me site ot Babylon? Until a few years ago it had Jaeen known as th4 j£ound: of *he Birs Nimrud, whep Sir Eieary Bawllnsdn fliseovereddn one of tup stages the inscribed cylinders ' made tile ide:Bancation.„pMSiWe. The Easier Way* Ian.cure thatifcpl^ old man.\ tat do you want me to take?\ >ut an hour's exercise lathe open' .day/J\ '. .-; , •••*. •<- itafcTPil try Wombat's method. All h| wants ine to lake is a few pill*.\ Difficult Rimes Had No Terrors For Browning or Byron. Poets may be baffled in their search for rimes, but it takes a great deal to baffle the doggerel rlmester. Charles II. offered a reward for a rime to \porringer.\ The reward was claimed with the following marriage announce^ ment: ** The Duke of-^ork a daughter had. He gave the. Prince of Orange her. *- So now your majesty wUl see I've (found a rime for porringer. Browning's perpetrations in rime are probably unique in English poetry. Here is j a couplet from \Sordello\ which no minor poet would dare to print foij fear of blasting his reputa- tion: ' Chirrups the contumacious grasshopper; Rustles the lizard and the cushats chirr*. In the same poem he rimes \sulk- ed\ with \mulct \flag\«»with \quag ^'abhors\ with^ \valvassors.\ But ht reached the climax surely in the cou- plet: Y«u trample our beds of ranunculus, And you \Tommy-make-room-for-your-un- . , ole\ us. . The worthy and reverend author of? the \Ingoldsby Legends\ was fond of^ such rimes as: A Ions; yellow pinafore Hangs down each chin afore, or such riming gyninasties as: At Tappington, now, I could look In the Gazetteer, But I'm out on a visit, and: nobody has It here. Yet in'these enormities he was only parodying Byron, who ! wrote: Te lords of ladles intellectual Confess if they had not henpecked you all. 8ome Satisfaction. The Hon. Mrs. Robert Hamilton in her biography of her father, the late Lord Wolverhampton, says that in hi$ home his orders were always stern and peremptory, but no one was more sur- prised than he was when they were obeyed. , ^ I of Ms One he. detected one. day „«. —-v.,. ---.,-- -y daughters making \a statement ?In which she rather exaggerated the fact?. \You are*one of^the most ina^curafe women that was ever created,\; he told her. . \Weil was the cheerful reply, \I am glad to be a masterpiece- In somejje- partment of ereafjkm.\ .• r ' ' -4- Partly True Any Way* Mrs. Blowitt-i see liy this magazine that' wearing hats makes one's hair gray.. Mr. Biowitt— ^ell, the expen- sive otte£ that you ha^e *eeU wearing make tay hair gray. \ . . j I '•! I ' « ,'t \r i?> •I c 'I .' Two Sidbs* - '' . \There are two sldeis, you know, ;to- rveriss argument,\ said the ready maisfe philosopher. , - . x '•fesf replied the gloomy person, \bu* ft mrfkes-« difference' which slide ypulehdose. There tW sides to ajpieee of fly paper.\—Washington Staf : \ . \ \ * - - i -•* • - ' T '\ ' ' ' \ • ' J sa Aa Exception, [oney, after all, means nothing put trouble.\ - ; - '•.-•'***« «^till, »4snthe only khia of iiduW» ^ .;• v.,-|.\: &-.•: - .-<:;. . He Swor.. /,; >-- !r '.';- 1- i;- ghe-Was he 'furious, 4*ar» when you him that! we had been t _ «af Se-fNot reaUy furioiw,<8iiy rioua—Judge. ',''-:*.'•''--*. . ' M ^ * M «1 I <? • if SI -g> €

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