store, where his eager eyes'fasten
upon a display of gorgeous fab
rics draped upon slender figures
of, wax. The "ragged man pushes
his way past a suspicious floor
walker to a counter where he ad
dresses a pompadoured girl.
"I want a lady's dress," he
"A lady's dress?" sneers the
girl. , "Well, what do you think
of that What kind of a lady's
"I don't know, miss, much
about these things. But I have
$20 here and I'll be obliged to
you if you'll just give me a lady's
dress and all the fixin's."
"Good Lord," shrieks the girl.
"Do you want it pink or green?
I suppose it's for your steady."
"I think, miss, if you don't
mind, you'd better make it
The parcel, neatly wrapped, is
in his hands. He walks back
across the bridge. There might
be Dresden china Qr eggs or a
baby in that parcel, so tenderly
does he hold it.' As it is still day
light he wanders on through the
streets. At last darkness "falls.
The tired feet then shuffle swift
ly into a narorw street, through
a gate and to a back door. The
tramp lays the precious parcel on
the top step, taps gently at the
door, and walks out into the
Taffeta hats are the craze over
Paris. As dirt catchers they cet-.
i tairily beat 'most anything, but
we'll probably have to have 'em,
like the measles.
SAYS THE OPEN SHOP IS A'
MENACE TO AMERICA ,
Washington, March 5. "The
so-called open Shop is a menace to
"The open shop is not a shop
where union and non-union men
work side "by side. It is a shop
from which union men are ex
cluded if they live up to union
"If the various organizations
of employers persist in their ef "
fort's ' to crush unionism, the
states and congress will curb the
employers with drastic legisla
tion." The above statements were,
made today by Seth Low, presi
dent of the Civic Federation at
the opening of its annual conven
tion here today.
Lo wdefended Samuel Gomp
ers, president of the American
Federation of Labor. He says
there was no question but that
Gompers made a mistake, not in
assuming the innocence of the
McNamaras, but in branding as
the enemy of union labor every
one who believed them guilty. ,'
Low said that the employers,
and the employers alone, by their
attitude toward union labor, were
responsible for the wave of revo
lutionary socialism that hasj
swept over the land. ,
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