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fastnesses of the Everglades. One
thing that happened is that Gertrude
didn't warble. Here I'd been deceiv
ing myself right along with the idea
that she would rival a Hartz moun
tain canary when she got good and
ready to cut loose. -J3ut along comes
an old Florida cracker who's shot
flamingoes for years for the feather
market, and informs me a flamingo
can't sing no more than a goat. That
was the chief disappointment. An
other one was that Gertrude has been
spoiled. She wouldn't finish hatching
her eggs, and for me to sit on them
for her every morning while she was
gallivanting around through the
marshes was too much to ask.
Even the old native's hound dog
could see I was getting tired of Ger
trude. So when one day there was a
tragedy, I wasn't at all sorry.
I know Uncle Ignatz will be very
sore at me for being so careless, after
sending me that flamingo.
At any rate, Gertrude makes a per
fectly lovely bonnet.
There ought to be some sort of
law to reach the brutal transporta
tion agents and real estate boomers
who are enticing to the Pacific coast
region Eastern workingmen at this
Municipal and state governments
in Oregon and Washington are plan
ning extraordinary public work in or
der to keep thousands of idle men
from starving, and in Los Angeles
alone htere are 20,000 idle men and
alone there are 20,000 idle men and
of California may have to provide.
The inducements held out to East
ern workmen are the milder climate
and the buildings of fairs at San
Francisco and San Diego. You can't
eat the Pacific climate any more
than you can that of Northern Wis
consin or Southern Maine and there
are already 10 workmen crowding
for every job on the fair buildings.
For the tourist or the investor with
ready capitef the Pacific coast region
presents its great opportunities, as
ever, but the enticing of people who
are dependent upon their daily labor
into that region, at this time, is a
Miss Irene Shannon, variety act
ress and artist's model. She says she
posed for Paul Chabas' famous paint
ing, "September Morn."
"I've resolved not to pay any more
of my bills."
"I'm going to get married'and let
my husband pay them."
"Oh! I see; going into the hands
of a receiver?"