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, ' "LEST W FORGET"
More than three years .have passed s'ince the horrible Triangle fire in
New York, in -which scores of .girl shirtwaist makers lost their lives; and the
fire commissioner of New York city is authority for the statement that, for
all practical purposes, its'lesson has been lost.
Doors in loft workshops still open inward; fire exits are clogged and in
flammable waste is a common-aflvitatipn to another holocaust.
Right after the fire there was-a great show of reform and the nosiest
kind of inspection. But the public soon'fqrgjets.
The other day some inflammable waste caught fire, in a showy apart
ment building in a.Boston suburb,, and eight lives paid the price of the com
munity's negligence, and a builder's greed.
AFTER, the damage had' beendone there was an official inspection,
which revealed, among other facts, that the building's inferior partitions
had been of thin-plastered wooden sheathing; that the exterior -walls above
the ornamental first floor were only 12 inches thick; andthat'the elevator
shaft and the "stairway winding'around it had been designed -almost as if
with the intent of becoming a flue of death.
You don'tliaye to go tOj Boston to see such flimsy, speculative construc
tion. It Is .common the country over. Now and then a fatal fire raises"
temporary talk-of more stringent building1 regulation; but even if it reaches
the statute books, it is rarely followed up.,
Life js cheap and plentifulybut safe bufldingiinterf eres wth swift and
, fat returns on (sanctified investment . ,' '
When the speculative landlord says to us: 7 "Your money or your life,"
we yield hinfdur money witbr hardly a murmur and .so'metimes, to clinch
the bargain he. also' takes, our'life. "v
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Have you had th:atJanguid feeling
which makes,you thinle-all outdoors
has conspired fovget you uway from
the endless grinds.
If not yet, ,it,wjll be s.oon.
And did you 'See his "rioFs" in fashion-plate
attire! walking Mown the
avenue. He's au'lit up" with regi
Where is hubby these balmy after
noons? One guess
Why, you poor simp. Everybody
knows springtime and the "baseball
season come together.
Everything's green in the beautiful
springtime. The grass, the trees, the
foliage on milady's hat -and so's the
Don't fofget-.to eaf'greens" in the
Now's the season when the house
wife turns him out of doors while she
sweeps cleanly with a new broom
through all the house.
"In the spring a fuller crimson comes
upon the robin's breast;
In the spring the wanton lawping gets
himself another crest;
In the spring a livelier iris changes
on tfie burnish'd dove;
In the spring a young- man's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of
Mantles and jackets are gradually
reepihg up in fashion f avof.
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