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STORY ABOUT A HEN
One time, a man became possessed of a very fine HEN. She was. a
remarkable HEN. She could lay 275 eggs per year. Her chicks would
weigh 5 pounds at eight weeks of age. Indeed, she was a splendid bird,
and the man knew it.
But he put his HEN in a dirty, muddy pen. He fed her little and for
got to water her. He let her shiver when it was cold and roost out of doors
on rainy nights. i
Why, said the neighbors, your HEN will not yield you many eggs and
her chicks will die while, pecking their egress from their shells and the HEN
herself won't live her natural life out. But the man persisted in his way of
treating his HEN, and it all turned out as the neighbors had predicted.
Pretty soon the man had no HEN.
Then the jieighbors called him a fool and laughed at him. But he
said it was none of their business, and bought another very fine HEN. This
new HEN he treated as he did the first one, and she, tooj after despairingly
hatching a small flock of sickly chickens, wasted away and died.
Then the neighbors said, "This fellow is not onlyv a fool, but a brute."
And they got a law passed to the effect that if this fool-,and brute, or any
other, kept HENS, he should not be permitted to slowlymurder them. You
see, those neighbors, whp-called themselves Society, saw Jhat it was not
well, for moral or economic or humane reasons, that1, aj man should mal
treat animals. Good HENS, too, are especially precious.' "
W. A. Vauehn. state' inspector of Ohio. renorts thus:
rfr WOMEN work in Ohio factories' for $2 and even -90 cents a. week; they
are compelled to labor over punch presses, and ..-wheel hevy, trucks, and
toil in iron foundries at work which unfits them for motherhood; they have
fallen to the floor with exhaustion, to lie" there unattended until they could
recover sufficiently to crawl away.
He reports he found WOMEN employes of Ohio1 canning; factories
standing all day in siush anil water that overlaid the floor, arid; working at '
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' - in these canneries, he reported, $2.69 a week.
Maybe the reader doesn't see why. we get these Ohio'WOMEN mixed
up in our Story About a Hen and that fellow against whom the neighbors
drew the law for folly and brutality. Well, it' is because they'rejgoing to
get up some regulations on minimum brutality -toward working WOMEN
in Ohio sort of raise the Ohio working WOMEN to the universal, standard
of appreciation of HENS, you seer -
ASPARACUS ON TOAST
Cut off the bottom of the stalks
of a bunch of asparagus to make
them even, arid put in a pan of cold
water till near dinner time. 1 Put the
bunch in boiling water, in which a
pinch of soda has been dissolved.
Boil a quarter of an hour, then drain
and serve on buttered toast, placing
the white ends of the asparagus on
the toast. Pour one tablespoon Of
melted butter over the green heads in
the dish. .
TO CLEAN PLASTER "CASTS
Bust and statuettes maybe cleaned
by dipping them into a thick liquid
of starch or apply a thin solution'
with a brush, covering.. every part.
Let it dry two or three days. Then
carefully peel off the starch. The dirt
will come with it.
Pennsylvania judge says that many
upright men get drunk. ' Oh yes, and
some of them stay drunk upright and
'. some have to go home, on a shutter,