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WHAT'S A CHILD'S VALUE?
Do you hold the life of your
child at only 25 cents?
Dr. W. J. Swift, instructor in
operative surgery in the Poly
clinic hospital, announced at
meeting at Hotel LaSalle that he
has been told that a child's life in
Chicago is held at 25 cents. He
startled his audience with the fol
"250,000 infants die at birth an
nually in U. S.
"20,000 women die upon be
coming mothers, 15,000 of whom
could be saved.
"60,000 children start life
blind because of ignorance in at
tending them at birth.
) "Thousands of poor women are
ruined physically, or their chil
dren maimed or made invalids,
through lack of proper care. In
more thousands of cases both
mother and child die."
He is trying to promote inter
est in the establishment of a new
maternity hospital here.
THE BARGAIN SALE
Many months had passed since
first he met the sweet, sweet girl.
He loved her dearly, but he was
woefully shy, and his suit made
but slow progress.
Finally, it was the lady who
decided to improve the shining
hour and add a trifle to the pace
of the proceedings. To make up
her mind was to act, and the very
next time the young man called
she pointed to the rose that
adorned his buttonhole.
"I'll give you a kiss for that
rose," she blurted out
A crimson, guilty flush over
spread the young man's face, like
the light of the setting sun. There
was, however, no hesitation on
his part, and he clinched the bar
gain in good, old American style.
Then he grabbed his cap and pro
ceeded to rush from the room in
"And where are you going?"
she asked, in great surprise.
"Oh," he answered tremulous
ly, "I'm just off to the florist's, to
buy up his stock of roses!"
AN OVERWORK TRAGEDY
Trieste, Jan. 26. Labor organ
izations here passed resolutions
declaring that the ten-hour work
day and night work for women
are causes of nervous insanity
among working women.
The resolutions were the out
come of the tragedy of Frau Be
lelli, who, with a razor, murdered
her new born child in a dream.
Labor agitators say that her
six years in a knitting mill with
night work affected her nervous
Popular Mechanics discovers
that the high-power rifle is bless
edly merciful. Sends a btrllet clear
through a man, merely wounding.
Puts him out of the fight and
makes him a candidate for a pen-
"Oh, that my son should wish
to marry an actress!" shrieked
the proud mother. "Now, ma,
don't take on so," urged the un
dutiful heir. "She isn't really an
actress; she only thinks she is."