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gaudy theater signs, and she does
not use that dainty, modest slush
to her big brush that is character
istic of her sex. She slaps the
paste on just like a man and
quicker and better than some
men. She makes $2.50 per day
and she earns the money.
Her husband, W. F. Polking
ham, is a bill poster. He had a
hard time finding reliable help, so
"the missus" jumped in and he
has never wanted for reliable help
since. She started at the work
like an old timer, and it never
even blistered her hands. Sounds
funny, but it's right.
She is a big, robust, healthy
woman and somewhat of an ath
lete besides. She can pick up two
50 pound sacks of flour and put
one on each shoulder with ease.
Mrs. Polkingham likes being a
bill poster. Here's what she has
to say about it:
"When a man is in trouble, his
wife should always be the first
one to the rescue. Mr. Polk
ingham was about to lose several
contracts, which meant bread and
butter to us, so I concluded to be
a bill poster.
"I like the work fine It is out
of doors and healthful and beats
house work all hollow. It is hard,
of course, but hard work that is
honest never hurt any woman.
"If more women would interest
themselves in the business of
their husbands with the idea of
helping them instead of figuring
on how to spend the profits of
their business, there would be
Jjss call for divorce courts."
WATCH CONTAINED IN A'
PEARL COSTS $6,000
1 aft J vMir V
A Swiss firm has just finished a
wonderful watch, the only one of
its kind in the world. A pearl half
an inch in diameter contains
The pearl weighed 45 grain f
fore it was bored. One emp.
spent 15 months in boring tne
pearl and fitting the wheels. The
watch may be bought for 6,000.