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j JOHNNY WRITES
new york when a yung feller that
Is all full of potry and sentament pro
poses to one of these 'here up-to-date
gerls that's lookin more for a meal
tickit than what she is for mush, he
is liable to get his feelings hurt
i know a- poor boob that tride it
the uther nite
and he certenly did get an awful
bang in the crock
he met this skirt about a week ago,
and it was love at first site with him,
her having it all over lillyen russell
for looks, and her pa being presadent
of a coal cdmpany
so after he had called on her a
cuppel of times, he decided to git
busy with a swell romeo ackt that
would put the skids under her right
then and ther
the next time he went to see her
he dident only wait for her to get set '
down on the sofyin the parler, and
then he plunked hisself down on his
knees in front of her
and he clasped his hands and rolled
his eyes and his buzzem heaved, and
he moaned out
darling, do you know, can you not
see, that i love you
well, mr. peters, she ansersri would
hate to "think that was just your nat
ural way of ackting in cumpany, git
up and brush off your pants
gee, talk about your shattered
dreems and busted romances, there
was one for fair, beleave me.
WHY SO MUCH TO FEW, SO LITTLE TO MANY?
Last year the leading mail order house, on a volume of business amount
ing to $95,584,000, a gain over 1912 of almost 15 per cent, cleared a profit
of about 10 per cent, equal to 22 per cent on its $40,000,000 common stock,
after taking out the 7 per cent on its $8,000,000 of preferred stock.
Of every dollar handled, a dime went into the kitty. Almost as fortu
nate a record as Henry Ford's.
Yet many women employes of this prosperous institution are being
paid wages which just about enable them to keep noses above water. The
bulk of the prosperity remains at the top.
The largest stockholder gives much to charity and receives much
praise in consequence.
But it may be fairly doubted if what he gives in that way does half as
much good as if it were to be distributed in higher wages among those now
receiving the least; and in closer margins of profit upon goods sold to con
sumers. Above a comfortable living and enough surplus to insure the enterprise
against the fluctuations in business, why should he want to' pile up millions,
which embarrass rather than benefit him?
Isn't. this the next lesson which our captains of industry need to learn?j