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risks on State street," said Herr
mann. "I believe that's true," said the
"Put it in writing," said Way-
land, the liability man. "As the-
Jew said, rut it in writing.
"I'll put it in writing," said the
reporter, "but along with that I'll
put my private opinion that the
safest stores on State street are
boobs and novices at the science
of accident prevention.
"I know that Wisconsin and
Massachusetts have laws which
require all elevators to have top
coverings so nothing can fall
from above and injure workmen.
I know that General Manager
Wood, of Carson, Pirie, Scott &
Co., is anxious to prevent acci
dents. I predict that it won't be
long before Wood has all the
freight elevators in the store
equipped with top screens so that
if a trunk o rb'ar of iron falls from
above it will be stopped before it
can fracture any skulls.
Herrmann and Wayman seem
ed to think this assumption was
sheer impertinence on the part of
Old people should wear wool
underwear in the winter. Others
should not. It is better to eat food
enough, especially fats, to make
an abandanee of heat; to make
heat by physical labor and by
deep breathing than by using
heavy wearing apparel. The per
son who does this may wear
lighter underwear and heavier
YOU SHOULD REGISTER
It is the legal right of every
child to have its birth registered.
There are almost innumerable oc
casions during the life of a human
in which this record may prove
of inestimable aid.
Besides that, a complete birth
registration in a state, a county
and a city is essential in order to
have complete vital statistics.
And upon the latter depends
much of the efficiency of the pub
lic health department. ,
For a community to try and
run without these vital statistics
is very much the same as for a
big business house to run with
out a proper system of book
keeping. In addition to the general and
public benefit, there are many
advantages to the individual and
the family gained by prompt reg
istration. Birth accidents are lessened.
Mortality of infants less than
a week old is lessened.
Mothers get instruction on the
care of their baby by circulars
and often by a visit or visits
from the district nurse.
Birth registration is the best
proof of legitimacy, descent and
the right to inherit.
It conclusively determines the
school age, work age, marrying
Temperance Advocate Poor
fellow! Do y"ou think that pot of
poison will quench your thirst?
Poor Fellow (with glass of beer)
;-I hope not, governor.