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otie-, a 'system that spreads1 hunger,
disease and want- "While competition
is the life of -trade it is also the exe
cutioner of the tradesman and allows
a favored few to fill their pockets to
overflowing. John Ellis.
MEAT PRICES In answer to
your "Who Knows?" I know this
much: Find some fellow who s on
friendly enough terms with a meat
jobber to buy from him direct and
you'll find that heQl get a steak for
50 cents- that would cost him $1.50
at the butcher's. Would like to tell
more but can't do it without giving
a good fellow away. Anyhow I got
my information In' confidence. There
is something to what the Board of
Trade man phoned you. J. J. R.
WANTS BREVITY. Say, can't
you get your single tax correspon
dents to ta"ke a few lessons In boil
ing down? Tve got so now that I
don't like to see space in OUR paper
wasted. It beats the band how much
one can say in small space if he
doesn'jr get tangled up in words.
Remember, brevity is the soul of wit.
FOUL AIR Employes in depart
ment stores that have basements
can't protest against the "bad base
ment air without risking their posi
tions. Can't the city health depart
ment investigate? Our family phy
sician recently advised me ta get
other vrork if I could find it He says
being in that foul air all day may ruin
my health. But where can one find
other-warlcin such times as these?
JITNEY BUSES, Why wait untfl
thepeople vote on spending money
for jitney buses? I'm for municipal
ownership, all right, but we'll have
court fights and all sorts of delays. In
the meantime, if private capital
wants to start Jtney buses let them
go to it That would mean relief fdr
straphangers right away. Lord knows
e need it Straphanger
N. Y. WORKING GIRL HAS NEW
PLEASURE JN LIFE
New. York, Feb. 8. A back to
clothe, a stomach to feed and a weary
head to rest all on $7 a week be
came less of a problem today for 80
New York shop and factory girls.
An anonymous benefactor has es--tablished
the, Varick house, a new
boarding' house-for girls, on new and
unfettered lines, and it was opened
this week at- il Dominick st.
. The house i& -a six-story building,
fireprootand new, and hastrooms for
80 girls, a sleeping porch and a par
lor for taffy pulls, way-upton the roof.
me prce or room ana Doara, in
cluding luncheon, is from -$4 to $4.75
a week. There is a sewing room with
electrical connections for sewing ma
chines, where the economical girl'
may make" her own dresses and oth
er clothing; A laundry, with modern
equipment; also has been installed.
One of the sponsors of the home
found In, a New England village a fine
colonial easy chair, and had dupli
cates madfr of it for every room, in
which there win be, besides this
chair, a chiffonier, hed, desk table
and side chair.
Red tape has been done away with
and any working girl can become a
resident. Miss Margaret Shearer, a
recent graduate of Bryn Mawr, wfll
be in charge of Varick house.
All this fbr'$4 a week brought a
rush of applicants when the home
ODD PLACE FOR A FIRE
Six Narrowly Escape
Fire in Nightclothes
Prof. Anosaki of the University of
Toklo says the gowns of today are
the same as those 400 B. C. We sus
pected it; they're gradually gdtting
baok to Eve's time.-