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said' Ellinger,- beaming: 'Each em
ploye pays so much in every month
It'is a wonderful thing for the em
ployes: .No other store has anything
EvidentlyJVIr. ElUngerwas exceed
ingly proud of the benefit'ass3ciaion.
"It sounds like a pretty fine enteA
pnse to 'me, said 0 Hara, gnmly.
"Your employes pay three quarters,
ana tne store pays one quarter,
have a letter here which says that all
girl employes axe compelled to be
come members of this great benefit
association at so much per.
"Oh, I don't know anything about
it," said Elhnger, hastily. "The store
really has nothing to do with it."
"Is thig benefit association going
, to give a ball in the near future?"
"I believe so," said Ellinger.
"Will all the girls have to give $1
for that ball whether they like it or
not?" asked O'Hara.
"I don't know."
"Did you hear that any of the girls
had talked to the state's attorney
about a $1 charge for this ball?"
"I don't know," said Ellkiger, who
rapidly was being reduced to" a state
of moist collapse.
"You' started this talk about your
wonderful benefit asso'ciation," said
O'Hara. "I'm going tnrough. ..Why
-did you try to steal the credit for
the 'benefits' of this.association?''
"We didn't," said Ellinger.
''I 'have another letter here about
your benefit associationand the 'col
lections made jfrom the girls for it.
I'm getting right interested in your
'benefits', 'Mr. Ellinger. I Where does,
the money collected frqm the girls
"For sickness," said Ellinger.
"Oh yes," said O'Hara, "as there
any surplus?'- f
. "I don't taow," said Ellinger,
mqistly. " ":
"You're excused," said, O'Hara,
aim l .iiiusl sa.v 1 owe vcrn a nsnr.
pf gratitude for .calling my attention
to your benefit association." v .
!'Mr. .Ellinger left the stand,' Rear
ing much the' sort of expression you'd
expect on the face of a man who had
been bitten by the tlog' he-had tried
to pet with ulterior purpose's.
of o-. '
rPASTOR CALLS ROSENWALD'S
GIFT ONE OF TAINTED MONEY
. Kansas, City, Mo., March 11. The
Rev. Cyrus Townsend sBrady of- St.
George's Episcopal Church today de
manded that Kansas City reject Jul
ius Rosen wald's $25,000, "contribution
fto the Welfare Congregation of this
'.city. Mr. "Brady writes as follows:--"In
view of the recent disclosures
of the attitude of Mr. Rosenwald of
Sears, RoehHck & Co. of Chicago
toward his vomen employes, I re
spectfully but earnestly .protest
against: acceptance by the citizens
of Kansas City for the Helping Hand
Negro Y.;M. C. A..,anir other public
works which started the recent cam
paign, of the $25,000 he donated; .
"Mr, Rosenwald has not given the
money mmseii ; ne nas ground it out
of the poor, and what makes it es
pecially heinous, the poor are women.'
No protest against the heartlessness
of the man -would be so public, or
emphatic, as the return-of the money
or the withdrawal, of -the' acceptance
"To. make up for .'this. loss, I will
double my small .subscription, and am
.morally certain that there, are
-enough men like,me who will do the
same, so that the great work will not
suffer. If lib one else will make it
up, the workihgmen ,and women will
-certainly do it themselves. If ever-
money was tainted, that money cer
tainly is. Tour sincerely,
v CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY.,
"So you were" bound and gagged
by bandits wbile-in. Italy, were you?"
asked a sarcastic man of a friend
who had traveled "Regular cpmic
opera bandits, eh?" "No,"-.said the
other, "herewas" nothing ,o the
comic opera style about them. The