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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD; DAKOTA CITY, NEBRASKA.
Mr William A. Radford will answer
questions nnd Rive advlco FREE OF
COST on nil nubjects pertaining to tha
'nubject of building, for the readers of this
.paper On account of Ills wide experience
ns Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he
Is, without doubt, the highest authority
on alt these subjects Address all Inquiries
to "William A. Iiadford, No. 1S27 Prairie
avenue, Chicago, III , and only enclose
two-cent stamp for reply.
This is the era of the Inexpensive
house. From present Indications more
houses of this character will bo built
during tho coming season than during
any similar period for many yours.
This fact goes to provo that tho home
owning Instinct will survive any condi
tion of hlghor prices for building ma
terials. It Is natural to live in one's own
homo; It is unnatural to llvo In a
rented houso or apartment. Tho family
that lives In Its ovn house, no mattor
how humblo that may be, feels a sense
of Independence that dnos not como
to tho family In a rented houso. Tho
renter fools, If ho does not say It, after
paying his rent: "Well, I havo a place
rind a roof for my fnmlly for 30 days
moro. I must loave after that If I do
not pay. And even during thoso 30
days wo only havo tho uso of the
houso; It Is not ours, but must be
turned over to tho owner when wo are
through with It"
Dut the man or woman who has a
little houso built from caroful saving
lias nono of theso feelings. There Is
a Bonso of security, of ownership, of
permanence, that niakos llfo happier
Tho socurity of tho raco lies In tho
homo instinct, and It Is a backward stop
every tlmo It Is stultified. Your chil
dren havo a right to a homo of their
own. You often hoar pooplo say: "It
costs more to own a homo than It does
to pay rent." This Is not truo; but
even It it wero true, tho argument still
would bo on the side of owning your
home for your children's sako.
Tho exponso of keeping a houso in
repair Is not great, providing tha
dwelling is not allowed to run down.
Tho greatest danger conioH from neg
lecting the matter of painting. Most
pooplo regard the paint matter purely
on tho grounds of appearance. So long
as tho houso "looks" fairly well, no
thought Is given to paint. But did you
over stop to think that tho appear
ance part of tho paint problem is tho
least important? It is tho prosorva
tlvo quality of tho paint that Is most
vital, and tho appearance Is a sec
ondary consideration. Of courso, it Is
doslrablo to havo tho houso look fine;
but this 1b Incidental, not tho main
ofllco of paint
But this is neither hero nor thore.
If you aro a working man and want to
build a homo, boro Ib a design that
may appeal to you and your wlfo. Per
haps wo should havo montlonod her
first, for you will build tho houso she
wants; and what your tastes aro in tho
mattor makes little dlfforonco with
, First Floor Plan.
all duo reepoct to you. Tho women
folks always decide on tho houso plan;
and perhaps this Is all right, for they
aro always at home excopt on Ladles'
Aid society and Sewing circle days,
and some men aro apt to be home only
whoa they can go nowhero else.
It may bo, though, that the attrac
tive porch and tho living room of this
bouse may make him stay at homo.
The porch Is 18 feet long, and 8 foot
6 inches wide, large enough to accom
modato tjulto a company of neighbors
on summer evenings, provided thore
are no quarrels on. The Iioubo Is 24
feet square. Tho living room is 14
feet long, and 11 feet 0 inches wide.
Tho dining room hack Is 12 fqot long
and 11 feot wide. In both of theso
rooms, beam ceilings can bo provided
If you care to go to that expense. This
feature will bo found advantageous It
you should ever care to soil. The
ltehun, 10 feet 3 Inches by 10 fet 0
I I Porch
Dining Rm Kitchejj
I b Jjffl
I Living Rm.j'uam 'Hf
inches, is of good size, and Is pro
vided with a caso for tho setting away
of tlnwaro, oho a sink. On tho oppo
site Bide of tho kitchon can bo placed
a cupboard with doors provldod with
locks so that tho enko baked for Sun
day can bo safe against the Inroads of
Tho second floor Is reached from a
Btalrway In tho front hall. On this
OOMI U, I C
Second Floor Plan.
floor aro two bedrooms, each provldod
with a largo closet; while In tho hall
Is a largo linen closet.
lias not tho world of Action changed
In tho last 20 years? Tho hero In old
days sometimes fell foul of the law by
getting Into debt. But we were not
supposed, therefore, to bo on his side
against tho law. Now tho hero does
not, perhaps, get into legal difficul
ties himself, but ho is always passion
ately on tho side of tho pooplo whom
laws wero devised to protect tho ro
spectablo from. The scientific ten
dency to consider that aristocracy con
sists meroly in freedom from certain
physical taints has permeated fiction.
"Is not one man as good as another?"
asked tho demagogue. "Of course he
1b, and a great deal bettorl" replied
tho excited Irishman In tho crowd.
Wo aro In tho thick of a popular
mania for thinking all tho undesir
ables "a good doal bottor." Tho mod
ern hero Is, to my mind, In Intention,
If not In oxecutlon, an admlrablo fig
ure; and though one rather expects
him any day to glvo his wholo for
tune for a gross of groen spectacles,
ono will not, for that, find him any
Iosb llkablo. Somo day ho will re
discover tho DanteBquo hierarchy of
souls implicit in humanity. And then,
porhaps, ho will get back his charm.
Kathorlno P. Oerould, in tho Atlan
8aved by Audacity.
Youthful nu'rvo trained to legal
curves froquoutly rasps tho cuticlo of
judicial dignity and gets away with It.
Out In Ban Francisco tho other day
tho court remarked to a legal froEhloS
"I havo boon Informed that you havo
boon going around tho city ciltlclzlng
tho way In which I conduct tho busl
uos of this department. I hear you
havo beon maligning mo generally and
telling pooplo that I am becoming in
competent. What say you?" Instant
ly and without tho fllckor of an oyo
lash tho youngstor replied: "Your
honor la correctly Informed." Court
houso voteraus, mado spoochlesB by
the exhibition, mutely- waited for tho
roof to fall in. Nothing doing. The
judge reddened, swallowed tho dose
and wont on with tho grind.
Mrs. Stuyvosant Fish Is known to
glvo tho most sumptuous and the most
beautiful dinners In tho world. Sho is
also known as the possessor of a
It Is said of Mrs. Fish that the re
markablo success of a rich but Ill-favored
New York girl's marrlago with a
apendthrltt nobleman wijb recently tils
cussod in her prosenco. No ono could
understand tho happiness of this mar
riage, which had seemed to bode so ill.
But Mrs. Fish shrugged and said:
"The girl won't lot hor husband
touch a penny of hor principal, and
that, you boo, koepa up tho interest."
Tommy's 8oft Annwer.
"You havo boon fighting again,
Tommy!" "I couldn't help It, mn,mma.
That Stapleford hoy sassed mo." "That
was no reason for fighting. You
should have remembered that 'a soft
answer turnotu away wrath' and given
him a soft answor." "I did. I hit him
with a chunk o' mud."
Appeal for Sympathy.
"This penitentiary Is not property
conducted," said tho prisoner,
"1 know it," snld tho warden "You'll
only havo to stay here n few years
But I'll probably be hanging around
the rest of my llfo."
Peacock Alley Gets Its Annual Spring Cleaning
NEW YORK. When George W. Boldt of tho Waldorf-Astoria decldod several
years ago that ho would put an end to tho business of numerous individu
als who wero fleecing his patrons out of sovoral millions a season, ho did
things thorouehly. Ho hired Joe
tho head of tlie procession of ojected.
They wero sorely notlled at being proventcd from consummating n plot to
sell stock In an imaglnnry gold mlno for $10,000.
A week previous ono of tho Smith women agents, passing herself ns a
nhoppor who took tea In the Waldorf frequently, observed Kitty, "Lord Harry"
and throo others, two womon nnd a mnn, very active in entertaining a
wealthy patron. They had the plot so far along that tho victim was about to
consult a "lawyer." Sho satisfied horself that tho lawyer the wealthy patron
would consult (of his own volition, as ho thought) would be a confederate
of "Lord Harry," he of tho mauvo spats nnd English -walking suit nnd the
elegantly gownod Kitty.
Joe wont into his ofllco and studied tho Waldorf collection of 5,000 pho
tographs. Theso show faces of confidence persons, hotel thieves and Interna
tional crooks, and Joo has been 20 years in assembling them. He also looked
over tho Imposing finger-print art gallery of tho hotel secret service, consists
ing largoly of Interesting duplicates from tho police headquarters of tho
Kitty was thero, and so was Harry. A few hours later a captain of
wnitors removed from the table at which tho confederates wore dining a set
of glassos of which they had Just tlmo to take ono sip. Ho 'used gloves.
Tho glnssos wero soon In Joo Smith's studio. They wero dusted with a
propared powdor and photographed. Joo smiled.
That afternoon Joo, who is a polished gentleman In nppcarance bb well as
In reality, strolled up Peacock alley and mot Kitty of tho $150 Paris hat.
"Madam," said tho Scotland Yard man, quietly, "the management would
llko to know your precise business In this hotel?"
"What havo you got on mb?" sho repllod, descending to the vernacular.
"A photograph and two flno sots of finger prints."
Peacock alley, had had Its annual spring cleaning.
$11,000 Found in "Hump" on a Beggar's Back
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. William Kahlor, an old hunchback beggar, who has
toddlod theso twenty years or more along tho streets of San Francisco
with tho aid of a cane as old and battered as hlmsolf, stepped tho other night
rrom bis lowly estato of a mendicant
into tho class of capitalists.
For moro than twenty years Kahlor
had kept pretty much out of every
body's way, gathering a nickel here
nnd a dlmo thoro from tho good pooplo
who took compassion on a feeble old
cripple with a grizzled, ragged beurd,
dressed In tatters. The police never
troubled Kahler unless it was to throw
him a coin.
Then Kuhler was arrested by a
mistake. Tho mnn who arrosted him '
did not know Kahler. Desk Sergeant Dunno at tho central pollco station was
about to chldo Policeman Oliver Cox, who mado tho arrest, and then Dunne
thought Kahler would bo Just as well off In a coll as sleeping under some
Bldowalk or In somo tumble-down barn. Being a methodical person, Dunne,
from forco of habit, started to search Kahlor perfunctorily.
Tho desk sergeant's handB struck something hard under Kahler's ragged
Dunno passed his hand over tho beggar's back. It was hard. He rapped
it Tho hump soundod llko a tin pail. Kahlor was divested of tho rag that
onco was a coat and of the aged vest, shiny with dirt, and wrinkled and mis
shapon to fit tho deformity of its owner's back.
When tho vest onme off thoro was dlsclosod a neatly mado artificial hump
of tin, strapped to Kahler's body ovor his shoulders and under his arms. It
oponod with an Ingenious clasp at tho top. Dunno opened it, and when he
and Cox looked, thoy nearly fainted.
Within wero layers on lnyors of greenbacks of all denominations, from $5
to $500. Tho policemen started to count.
Thoy found Just $11,000, and discovered that Kahler was as straight as an
Wife Tells How Her Husband Made Spurious Cash
ST. LOUIS, MO. Mrs. Lulu Bush of 300 Carrie avonue told Pollco Captain
O'TJrlen tho other day of watching her husband make counterfeit money
almost nightly for five months in tholr homo. The husband, William O. Bush,
was arrested after a policeman had
wore undor a carpet near the bureau.
Bush denlod knowledge of the mold or bad coins. Prlbble took Mrs. Bush to
Captain O'Brien. Sho gave a detailed story of her knowledgo of the counter
feiting. Sho said that sho did washing to support herself and tho two children,
a sixteen-year-old boy and a buby girl, and that her husband had not worked
tor six months.
"I warned him against making tho money," bIio said, "but he told me to
mind my own business. Ho said It was an easy way to got money.
"Nearly every ovonlng ho mado four or five half dollars and sometimes
bIx or sovon nickolB. Ho would molt tho motal at tho kitchon stove and pour
It into tho mo)d. Whpn t became hardened ho would tako out the coin and
polish It After ho had mado a fow coins ho would leave tho houso, saying ho
was going over on tho East sldo to spend It. He would como back in tho
"Ho never attempted to conceal what ho was doing from tho fnmlly and
nil of us saw him making the money. I told him ho would bo- arrcstod and
probably havo to go to the ponltentlary, but he only lnughed at mo."
Mrs. Bush was asked by Captain O'Brlon If sho had aided her husband In
passing tho coins.
"I Bhould say not," sho replied. "I wash for a living and I wouldn't havo
anything to do with his fake money. Ho hasn't worked in six mouths and
has spent this monoy in having a good time."
Bush is a railroad switchman whon ho works.
Story of How Ticklish Angler Lost Big Pickerel
CHICAGO. A sergeant of pollco at ono of tho stations Is reputed to be tho
moat ticklish policeman In tho Chicago department No ono can touch him
In the ribs -without having him almost turn a somersault Ho Is pestorod to
death by tho otbor members of tho
force at the station, who delight In
Beelng his contortions. Itecontiy this
policeman went on a fishing trip with
a friend. The two passed a couple of
wooka at Pelican lake, Wisconsin. It
wa tho last day of their sojourn that
they had tho experience of tholr trip.
Thoy woro In a boat and tha ser
geant cast a line to which was hookod
a frog as bait, when a largo pickerel
soiled tho frog and Jumped about
three feet out of tho wator. Tho
angler became excited, stood up In tho boat and shoutod for help. His partner,
who had Just completed a perfect cast, reeled In hla line with all speed and
In turning to put his rod down in the boat accidentally pokod his frlsnd in tho
ribs with ft
It was too much for tho pollco sergeant He started to laugh and before
his frlond knew what wns happening, tho policeman, who weighs close to 200
pounds, performed tho prettlost "Brodle" thnt had been aeon In thoso parts and
dlonppoared after tho eecaplng fish. Ho came to tho surface and heard his
corarado shouting for help. Angry and disgusted, ho swam to shore. For
hroo days ho refused to talk to his frlond.
"wl J Itl ifrf .
Smith of Scotland Yard, and told him
It was worth $25,000 a year to havo
the famous hostelry cleaned of vermin.
Joe Smith organized a squad of ten
men and women, known to Mr. Boldt
and himself about tho Waldorf, whero
they clrculato In Fifth avenuo clothes.
Mr. Smith and his squad havo just
finished tholr annual spring clean-up
Kitty Quick, "Lord Harry" Havens,
and a third sunvo gentleman were at
found a mold for making counterfeit
half dollars, two spurious half dollars
and ono spurious nickol In the Bush
Bush's homo wns searched by Police
mail Prlbble after an Informant had
told him thero was a counterfeiting
plant at the Carrie avenue address.
The mold, mado of wood and consist
ing of two pieces, was found In a bu
reau drawer. Tho counterfeit coins
By WALTER WILLIAMS, LL.D.
J3tan aflha School of Jtotntxtlim cflht Unttertltu oAtluourO
IN THE LAND WHERE LABOR RULES
the secretary of
tho hair dressers'
union at Brisbane,
"live to work. In
Australia wo work
in Australia Is a
barber. This har
bor, perched com
fortably In a red
plush chair (mado
In St. Louis), con
tinued: "You uso
your spare tlmo in
money and we use
our spare time In
enjoying -life. I do
not make as much
money In a wook as I did when I liven
in London I'm a Cockney, not a Colo
nial but I work fewer hours. I mako
moro per hour, but less per week. I
havo time of my own In which I may
onjoy myself. Why, during ton years
I was at work In a London shop I
nover saw a cricket game! Hero wo
work only eight hours a day and tho
shop closes at ono o'clock on Saturday
afternoon and remains closed until
Monday morning. If an employer
works his men overhmo ho is fined $5
for each offenso. Wo havo no over
time in consequence. Tho trades un
ion ' has brought this about. Our
union Is registered under tho law.
Our wages aro fixed, not by the em
ployer, but by a court of arbitration
which fixes also hours of labor and
conditions under which we work. Tho
minimum wago for hair-dressers, be
low which no employer can go and no
employe can accept employment, Is
$14 a weok of 48 hours."
"A Working Man's Paradise."
This is the case for labor. The
state, not tho individual, determines
tho minimum wage and tho working
conditions. The result is, as a rule,
Improved conditions for the working
man. Strikes havo not been abolished
Melbourne's Magnificent Public Library.
nor has Industrial strife ceased, but
tho Immediate effect of tho laws made
In tho land whero labor rules has been
unquestionably the betterment of tho
material circumstances of the worker.
Thero Is another side to the shield,
but for tho present and from the em
ployes' standpoint Australia Is "a
working man's paradlso."
"Collective bargaining" is tho phraso
used to describo tho proceedings un
der which industrial organizations
sook desired WHgea. Trades unions
camo first and following upon trades
unionism, other industrial organiza
tions and their entrance Into politics.
As a result of tho great strikes in tho
maritime, Bheop-shenrlng and mining
industries In 1890-1892 a Labor party
wob formed which has been dominant
In Australia since 1904 except for oc
casional periods whon tho Liberal par
ty, largoly tinctured with Labor views,
hold Bway. During tho last 20 years
tho most advanced legislation has
beon enacted in tho several states and
by tho federal parliament.
A week of 48 hours is tho usual
working weok, though this is frequent
ly reduced, by Saturday half-holiday,
to 44 hours. The larger trades unions,
however, havo lately moved for and in
many casos obtained a net day of
eight hours, with Saturday half-holiday,
no loading of the other woek days
being permitted by way of compensat
ing for tho Saturday afternoon. Un
der this plan there aro, for flvo days,
equal ahvlslonB for periods of labor,
recreation nnd rest and four hours'
To Forco Flower Dulbs.
Place tho bulb In tho center of a
good-sized sponge, Bot It in a pretty
dish and keop tho Bponge wet. After
tho bulb Is well started, scattor some
grass seed ovor tho surface of tho
sponge. To mako goranlums branch
out and blossom, plnco a common pin
directly in the center of the end of
the main stallf To force crocuses in
doors, put a thin layer of absorbent
cotton on a dinner pinto. I'Iucj the
crocus bulbs on this and cover with
anothrr layer of cotton about two
work on Saturday, making a wcklng
week of 44 hours. For linotype opera
tors and In somo technical callings
tho working week has been fixed at 42
hours. Tho closing tlmo of shops (or
stores) 13 fixed at G p. m. on four days
In each week, 9 p. m. or 10 p. m. on
one day, and 1 p. m. on ono day. Sun
day Is an absolute holiday.. Measures
for tho protection of tho llfo, health
nnd general well-betas of tho worker
and for compensation for Injuries ex
ist not unlike those existing in most
of tho American states. The most
striking difference Is as to legislative
regulation of wages and terniB of con
tract. Regulating Wages and Contracts.
Two systems, based upon somewhat
different principles, havo existed in
Australia for tho regulation of wages
and general terms contracts and em
ployment, the wages board and tho
Industrial arbitration court In tho
moro recent legislation in the sovoral
states both systems are embodied.
The arbitration court of the common
wealth has power to review decisions
In matters of Interstate concern. The
wages board Is composed of an equal
number of representatives of organi
zations of employers and employes,
nominated by themselves, and one of
tho state court Judges as chairman,
with voto only In case of tie. This
board has power to regulate hours,
wages and conditions of labor and em
ployment upon petition from the par
ties interested. Such regulations are
set out In the form of agreements
which must be obeyed by all parties,
under penalty for violation of agree
ment Compulsory Arbitration.
Tho chief feature of the arbitration
court system is tho provision for com
pulsory arbitration with or without pe
tition from interested parties. The
arbitration act, framed to encourage
collective bargaining, to facilitate ap
plications to the court, and 'to assure
tho worker such benefits as may be
derived from organization, virtually
creates tho Industrial union. This
may or may not be a trades union,
but is an organization necessary for
the administration of tho law. Such
organizations, whether of employes or
employers, must subscribe to certain
rules, as to reports, uso of funds, num
bor and character of membership.
Employes and employers mny settle
disputes and conditions of labor by
Industrial agreements which are reg
istered nnd have the force of awards
made by law. A number of such
agreements have been voluntarily
mado. Thoy aro enforceable against
the parties and such other organiza
tions and persons ns signify their in
tention to be bound by an agreement
Failing In agroement, disputes aro
settled by reference to tho court In
the commonwealth this consists of a
Judgo of the high court. Tho court
according to a statement by Q, H.
Knibbs of Melbourno, tho common
wealth authority, may (and on the ap
plication of an original party to tho
dispute must) appoint two assessors
at any stago of the dispute. In the
states the president of the tribunal
(usually a Judgo of tho supremo court)
Is assisted by members chosen by and
appointed to represent the employers
and employes respectively. Cases aro
brought before the court elthqr by em
ployes or employers. Tho consent of
a majority of a union voting at n
specially summoned meeting Is neces
sary for the Institution of a case; the
commonwealth act roqulros tho certifi
cate of tho registrar that it is a
proper caso for consideration.
Tho arbitration court has varied
Inches deep. Keop tho underneath
layer damp, and from tlmo to time, as
the top cotton gets duaty, add a little
frosh cotton. Put tho plate where it
will get plenty of sunshine, and tho
crocuses will grow through tho cotton.
Bulbs that aro making Blow progress,
although they have foimed good roots,
may be forced by placing tho crocks
In a pan ana pouring nt least an Inch
of boiling water around tho bottoms
Give thetri sufficient sunshine uud
turn them dally that each sldo may
benefit by tho sun.
and numerous powers. Tho breadth
of Its Jurisdiction may bo seen from
tho Commonwealth definition of "in
"All matters relating to work, pay,
wages, reward, hours; privileges,
rights or duties of employers or em
ployes, or the modo, terms and condi
tions or employment or non-employment;
nnd, in particular, but without
limiting tho general scope of thte defi
nition, the term Includes all matters
pertulnlng to tho relations of employ
ers and employes, and tho employ
ment, preferential employment dis
missal or non-employment of any par
ticular persons, or of persons of any
particular sex or age, or being or not
being members of any organization,
association or body; and any claim,
arising under an Industrial agroement;
and all questions of what Is fair and
right in rolatlon to any industrial
matter having regard to tho Interests
of persons immediately concorned and
of society as a whole." Surely, this
definition is broad enough to satisfy
The object of tho court, to summar
ize further provisions of the law, la
to endeavor to prevont and settle in
dustrial disputes; and when thoy havo
occurred to reconcile the parties, Tho
court may fix and enforce penalties
for breaches of awards, restrain con
traventions of the acts and exerclso
all tho usual powers of a court of law.
The court may prescribe a minimum
rate of wage; It may, also, as regards
omploymont, direct that preference of
omployment or uorvlce shall be given
to members of unions. An opportunity
is offered for objection to a preferonco
order, and the court must bo satisfied
that preference is desired by a ma
jority of the persons affected by tho
award who havo Interests in common
with tho applicants. Tho cpurt Is to
bring about an amicable agreement
if possible, to conciliate and not to
arbitrate, and such agreement may bo
made an award, i
Tho result of compulsory arbitra
tion Is not 'an academic question in
Australia. The fruits of this and other
labor legislation are here. First and,
to tho wage earner, the most impor
tant fruit Is that wages havo been In
creased. Among the minimum wages
established by courts or wages boards
a few representative ones may be
quoted, in most cases an increase of
10 to 30 per cent:
Bricklayers, $3 a day; carpenters,
$2.75; painters, $2.50; plasterers, $3;
stonemasons, $2.50; milliners, for
women, $8 a week; bookbinders, $16
for men, $6 for girls; brlckmnkcrs,
$13.50; butchers, $14; clgarmakers,
$12; gardeners, $11.50; farm laborers,
$6 a week, with ratlona.
Incivility and Class Discord.
Not only have wages been Increased
and conditions of labor Improved, but
the workingman has gained an Inde
pendence which sometimes degene
rates Into Incivility and brutality. Ho
has not, as a mass, learned how to
uso his leisure hours for other things
than gambling, sporting and loafing.
As a result of or accompanying tho
new labor legislation, laziness has in
creased and slackness of work Is ob
sorvablo in many 'quarters. That
gentle manners have not como to tho
Australian workingman might well be
expected. Ho will lay down bis llfo
for a woman, but he will not stoop to
pick up her handkerchief. And most
women, In Australia, would rather
have their handkerchiefs picked up
daily than their lives saved once In
a long while. Civility tho working
man mistakes for servility and of
tho latter he will never be guilty.
Gentleness 1b a plant of slow growth
and not" a product of acts of parlia
ment Tho class spirit enhanced If not en
gendered by labor legislation makes,
for the present at least, a bitterness
between employer and employe that
does not argue well for tho future.
The common Interests are not yot gen
erally recognized. This class spirit is
encouraged by many paid officials of
the trades unions who find their occu
pations gone In times of industrial
peace, and hence seek to upset court
awards, defy court judgments, pro
mote strikes and etlr up strife.
The necessary wounds made by
labor legislation would heal much less
slowly If the paid agitators could be
compelled to refrain from tearing
them open. Strikes continue and
most serious condition capital, with
out which working with labor Austra
lia cannot develop or prosper, hesi
tates. Tho Danger Ahead.
"Tho compulsory arbitration . laws
and nllled measures havo greatly Im
proved conditions of living In Aus
tralia," said a distinguished labor
minister, "but they are in the first
stages of experiment If they nan bo
Impartially administered In tho Inter
ests of society as a whole by disinter
ested Judges, with obligations equally
to be observed by and penalties
oqually enforclblo ngalnst both par
ties, then their success is abundantly
assured. But the tyranny of labor
may bo as dangerous to the now-world
society as was tho tyranny of capital
to the society of the old world. Immi
gration nnd capital aro Imperative it
tho whlto man is to take and hold Aus
tralia more money and moro men.
And If labor's policy is carried bo far
as to frighten away capital and deter
Immigration, your Brisbane hair
dresser friend, and his children, will
havo plenty of holiday hours to see
cricket matches and must mako a liv
ing dressing his own hair!"
That utteranco of a labor minister,
not then a candidate for ofllco, may bo
accepted as a fair summing up of con
ditions created by labor domination In
Australia. It is the shadow of tho
future that affrights.
(Copyright, 1914. by Joseph H. Bowles.)
Proved Most Satisfactory.
Pollcowoman Lulu Parks of Chicago
was sent to Now York to bring back
a young woman accused of taking
monoy from hor family. Tho substi
tuting of a woman for a man in thia
caso proved mest satisfactory, and tho
young girl wus bo glad that she did
not have to travel with a policeman
that she gave Miss Parks no troublo
at all. Tho girl told her entire story
to tho policewoman, and the result la
that she will probably not be prose
cuted at all.