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A friend living about five miles
from here wanted me tJ go to a
dance. But he wished me to go
half way hy tfaitt. I told him I
Would not go. half way for any
fellow. There may have been
some good reaSOh why he asked
you to go half way by train: . If
it was simply because he did not
care to take the trouble to come
for you, you were perfectly fight
M. B. writes: Which is WOrh
more, the willow or French
plume? While the. willow plume
is still very popular on the dress
hat, the short French plume is
used a great deal. Of course, you
know that the strictly tailored
hat is ohe of the most popular of
the season. The picture hats for
summer wear are trimmed with
flowers or big bows of ribbon.
Wages and the kids
Should a man be paid according
't6 the value of his work?
Perhaps. But suppose your
most valuable workman is a bach
elor with no one but himself to
spend his money upon. Then
suppose your poorest workman
has a wife and six children and
finds has wages too small to go
around. Must the wife and chil
dren suffer because the head of
the family hasn't the brains Or
luck to earn good pay ?
That's the way of the World, of
course, but the Hungarian parlia
ment has been compelled by the
sufferings of men with large fam
ilies to consider whether there is
Why not pay men attof din& to
the stee of their families? That
is the new idea.
The measure under discussion
divides all government employes,
including railroad men, into two
general classes, known as the
upper antf the lower. The upper
class will -receive, an allowance of
$40 ayear for one child, $80 for
two children and $125 for three
or more. The lower class will
get one-half of thes amounts.
This is paying meh according
to their needs an entirely new
It would go far to even up con
ditions of life if generally accept
Pat, day laborer with his skt
kids, would be getting as much
pay as the well-dressed office
But Pat needn't get excited.
The bill hasn't passed in Hun
gary yet, and even when it does,
it may proves a long way from
Hungary to America.
LAW OF, PROGRESS
It is by suffrihg that we learn.
Here, for example, is the steam-?
ship Mauretania with two cap
tains, one to give His attention to
the discipline of the crew, while
the other concentrates his atten
tion on the safety of the ship. -
Why two captains? Because
the Titanic lies at the bottom of
the sea. But from her grave she
commands the great liners of the
future? They take her orders.
It is So with all sociaj progress.
We Have to be clubbed by cruel
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