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when Dick said, "I looked good
enough to eat,"
After supper I perched on the arms
of the big stuffed chair while Dick
smoked and told me that he was the
happiest man on earth.
I confided to him that I was never
going to be lonely any more, and he
said: "Not if I can make you glad
and happy, little woman."
(To Be Continued Monday.)
Rochester, N. Y., is fortunate in be
ing a city with a human being as its
chief of police. Chief Quigley holds
it to be the first of his duties to sew
the stitch in time which saves nine.
His men are taught to try to antici
pate and prevent crime.
Here is a significant incident which
came within his notice not long ago:
One night a cop in plain clothes
saw two young women pause on a
prominent street as two young men
addressed them; smile; interchange
whispered words and start with the
men in the direction of a cafe.
No law had been broken, but the
cop recalled that he had seen one of
the girls a few evenings before drink
ing with a man in a place not above
He took a chance. He butted in.
He approached the young woman,
begged a word in private, led her a
few steps away from her companion,
showed her his police star and said
the chief wanted to see her.
A hardened woman probably would
have made a scene. This one didn't
She went with the policeman quietly
to the station, where the chief talked
to her as a good father would. Her.
story, later confirmed, was the old,
Born in poverty, denied adequate
schooling, she had had to work for
self-support. She toiled all day at
tiring tasks for just enough pay to
keep her afloat With night came the
human craving for companionship.
But, alas, there was "nowhere to go"
nowhere but on the streets or into
So onto the streets she went. Not
to be vicious. Just to be human; to
get some fun in relief from the strain
of exhausting toiL
The chief informed her of the haz
ards of her choice. And fortunately,
in this instance, was able to bring her
into touch with a motherly elder wo- j
man who has perhaps saved her soul.
But he cannot help to do as well
toward all. Youth will have fellow
ship, wisely or ill. Isn't society to
blame when there is "nowhere to
LET'S ALL PACK.UP
By Jim Manee.
There's a law in Pennsylvania
That's as human as can be.
It says that girls can work by day,
But at night have liberty.
It keeps the boss, in holidays,
From working them 'till ten.
Let's move our dear Chicago
Into the state of Penn.
P. S. With holiday shopping sea
son coming on, it's decided that the
employers who overwork the girls
and keep 'em at the counter until
nine and ten at night, are the ones
who put the "III" jn Illinois.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
Less than 1,000 years ago our Anglo-Saxon
forefathers began to do
away with the old-time right of re
venge and substituted the "evergild"
or fine, of which our judicial fines are
The teeth, hair, nails and other
parts had their peculiar value, the
hair being especially prized.
The loss of the beard was estimat
ed at $5, while a broken thigh was
worth only $3. The loss of a front
tooth was recognized at $1.50 and a
fractured rib at 75 cents.
The value of a man varied accord
ing to his rank, the royal "thegn" or
lord being rated as high as $300.