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A RULE NEEDED.
Ten yedrs ago Erskine R. K.
Hayes, an employe in the Bureau
of Printing and Engraving in the
Treasury Department at Wash
ington was frightfully injured
without any fault on his part.
On May 30 of this year, ten
years later, a motion was made in
the Senate to take from the cal
endar a bill providing that he be
compensated in the sum of $5,000
for his injuries. Mr. Smoot ob
jected to taking the bill from the
calendar. Mr. Reed of Missouri
wanted to know why the Claims
Committee of the Senate recom
mended $5,000 for this employe
who had his spine crumpled up
under an electric elevator while
recommending only a year's sal
ary for the girl who had her scalp
torn off by exposed machinery in
the Census Office.
He wanted to know whether
-there was any rule, rhyme or rea
son guiding the committee in
recommending cases of this sort.
No answer came from the com
mittee. The bill was not passed.
Try This on Your Friends.
Jones and Smith met in the
street yesterday arid got talking.
"I was on the fop. of a tram the
other day," said Jones, "puffing
.quietly at my cigar, when sud
denly a lady sitting next me
snatched it froni my mouth and
threw it away.
" 'You've no right to smoke on
a tram car,' she cried. 'It's not al
"Well, what did you do?" in
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"I was rattier taken b&ck, but
in a mimlteI grasped the pobdle
she was carrying in her lap and
dropped it overboard.
" You've no rightto have dogs
on a ttam car 1 said; 'it's not allowed.
''She glared, and then we both I
iooKea over into tne roaa, ana
there was the poodle running
along by the side of the tram ; and
what do you thirik it hid in its
"No," said Jones; "its tongue."
- People who are wrapped up
in themselves are seldom tied