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miners, working on a tonnage basis.
They are paid 60 cents a ton for room
work in 20-foot rooms; 70 cents for
10-foot rooms or "necks" and 80
cents for 7-foot entry or tunnel work.
These ton-workers average from
$3.50 to $4 a day, after paying for
their explosives, lamps, picks, shovels
and repairs. The best miners net
$4.50 to $5 a day. And the average
coal miner's wages in the United
States are about $2 a day!
Add to that the fact that Uncle
Sam furnishes comfortable "bunk
houses" free for his single men, and
keeps them cleaned and heated.
Add the fact that he maintains a
free bathroom for the men, with hot
showers and private lockers.
Add the fact that he runs a board
ing house, and gives good meals for
25 cents a meal, where all the bache
lors. boardjand where the other may
if they choose.
L ate a meal in that "mess house."
It was nothing out of the ordinary,
the men said. We had savory beef
loaf, fried potatoes, good bread and
fresh butter, lettuce, apple sauce,
cake and iced tea.. I didn't wonder
tlat the men seemed satisfied.
KILL-GERM SQUIRT THE LATEST
IN THE SUBVVAY
New York, Aug. 22. Get out your
atomizer! is the cry in New York
jmong subway patrons.
I An atomizer, the last word in sub
way etiquette, and a week of its use
Ihere brings promise that it may be
Lest you don't know what an
.tomizer is, we explain as follows:
it is one of those squeez-the-rubber-,bulb
things till the nozzle squirts a
spray of stuff that kills germs. Bar
fbers try to poke it in your eye after
I shaving, the object being to frighten
jyou into a tip.
' When you have your loaded atom--izer
in the subway shoot a little dis
infectant over your upper person, and
if the uncouth person wedged in the
doorway has an air you don't like
give him a shot of it, too.
No one will object, because every
sufferer with an imagination has
looked over the sea of heads in the
cars ahead and conjured up millions
upon millions of microbes rising until
the rush of air catches the deadly
It took a woman to solve the prob
lem. She boarded an uptown ex
press at Brooklyn Bridge and her
Colonial aspect and haughty mien
as she sniffed the car drew attention
right away. The thin, aristocratic
nostrils of the grande dame quivered
a moment as she reached into her
knitted handbag, pulling forth an.
Passengers gasped while she calm
ly sprinkled herself a few times and
shot several squirts into the atmos
phere for good measure.
Chronic underfeeding or improper
feeding is shown in the child by its
constant failure to come up to the
average weight or height or lung ca
pacity. Do not forget the import
ance of right food in the upbringing
of the child whom you would have