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MRS. ELLA FLAGG YOUNG TURNS
THE TABLES ON ACCUSERS
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young turned ac
cusers into defendants last night
when she came to the rescue of a
young schoolteacher, -who was being
branded as dishonest by a body of
Mrs. Young spoke in behalf of
Pauline Zellers. a teacher at the"
Francis Willard school, who had been
accused -by the Parent-Teachers'
Ass'n of dishonesty. They charged
her with sellingl books to children for
five cents, which cost her nothing.
"Even if she did such a thing,"
cried Mrs. Young, "I wouldn't think
she came as close to breaking the ten
commandments as you fashionable
women in this audience who glut over
bargains made possible by the sweat
and blood of young girls, who are not
paid enough to keep body and soul
"In my opinion, this girl had mere
ly forgotten an ethical principle,
which binds aHeacher to guarantee
the rights and interests of the chil
dren she teaches, even at the expense
of her own time and trouble.
"In this case," continued Mrs.
Young, "the teacher saw that certain
books were useful to her pupils. She
sold the books to the children.
Whether she paid for them or not
doesm't matter. It doesn't mean that
she is dishonest. It's merely uneth
ical. "This is not a poor district. There
are many automobiles here. In many
of the homes there are discussions
over money made, over automobiles
and fine things. And you congratu
late yourselves for them. The chil
dren come toschool and-talk about
jt. A teacher may feel that it is not
as much her duty to conserve the
property of the children as if she
were in a poorer district. This teach
er may have lost the clear conception
that she should care for the children
and. see that no advantage of them
is taken. If you say she's dishonest
you are not using careful language.
"Which is the right thing for you
women to do: Go to her and try to
help her, or go to your children and
tell them they have been deprived of
five cents that is theirs? A great
duty rests upon you as parents and
teachers. May you live up to this
The crushed women decided to
drop the matter.
BURIED MINER STILL ALIVE
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 30. Thos.
Toshesky, a miner who has been en
tombed in the mammoth vein of the
Continental mines near Centralia
since last Tuesday while forty men
have been working day and night to
rescue him, signaled that he is still
alive. Food is being supplied to him
by means of a two-inch pipe, which
was driven through the rock and coal
to reach him.
The rescuers will have to bore
through 80 feet of solid rock to reach
TANGO VERY "TOUCHING"
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 30.
"Permit me to teach you the tango."
Thus was Eli Andrews, a wealthy
out-of-town rancher accosted after
he had cast anchor in a dancehall
while cruising along San Francisco's
famous Barbary Coast. Eli learned a
part of the dance. Later he discov
ered that he was minus pocketbook
and $60. The dancing instructor had
red hair. "If I ever dance with a red
whiskered man again may my whisk
ers turn from white to blue," be
KILLS WIFE SUICIDES
New York, Sept. 30. "I'm starv
ing, take me back," cried Morris,
Rosenthal, who returned after de
serting his wife seventeen years ago.
The woman refused and started to
call one of her daughters. Rosenthal
drew a revolver, blew out her brains,,
then put the muzzle of the gun in
his mouth and 'fell dying over the
"body of his victim,