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r government except that-of agricul
ture, will touch directly and closely
the lives of the men,, women and chil
I dren of America., It will exert a great-
er influence upon the material wel
fare of the people, r The- things with
t wliich it will deal immigration, nat-
uralization, children's activities, etc.
are .things that reachirito the home
and sit with the family. In assuming
the tremendous responsibilities at
taching to the -management of. that
department, 1 hope to keep these
.facts ever before 'me, in order that
the department may at all tinges give
the maximum of, service to the mass
- NEW YORK LETTER
, J ' By Norman.
New York. Aoril 2.-4The horse
cars, which stiii creep along various
of the downtown streets are made the
butt of many stories, and, this, is one
of them r
There -is a line about six blocks
longon Dey street; on which one car
travels up and down. The receipts
per trip run from 15 to 35 cents. One
morning recently, a new conductor
and motorman were put on. the run.
The conductor was from the Bast
Side;,where he had been engaged in
several Mines of business other than
After-his first trip he turned in 30
cents. The second one netted two
limes. The third was good for 25
cents. Coming back for the fourth
time, he gave the cashier an envelope
The cashier gazed at the money,
then at the conductor. 'Where in
thunder did you getall the money?,'
he aske'd. "Nobody ever brought in
more than 40 cents from a- run. Qn
this line before."
."liknow" answered the conductor.
"I-noticed business was pretty rotten
on the lhie;"So'I took the car over on
Fulton street' .
"Pretty sore, aren't you?'-asked a
Broadway car ' conductor -of a man
who had" just got aboard, and whose
clothes haa been splashed with ;mud
by an automobile which, dashed be
tween him and the car as he stood
waiting for it.
"Well," said' the man, who seemed
to be more oFless of a. philosopher,
"I don't mind his nearlyrunning over
me, and I don't so much object, to
the mud on my clothes, but I must
confess I was rather annoyed by, the
sour look he gave, me as he scooted
Somebody in New -York is going to
have "-considerable fur coat. Julius
Klugman'has gone to-Europe to get
the material He, will visit France,
Germany-.au'dHuEsla. Klugman is a
furrier and lie 1 wants 110 skins to
match a crown Russian sable to be
madeintda'coaf for a-Bo'ciety-woman
whose name Klugraan-refuses to di
vulge. The coat, will cost about
$50000: '. '' '&.
o o- e,
"Yes, I'vebeen living a. hand-to-mouth
fAs, an artist?" . A ,
"No, as a dentist'" '