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Tib Manicure Girl
George Randolph Chester
(Copyright by tho McClure
"You don't have to ring 'em to tell all ;
ho counterfeits," observed tho Hotel
Dclvclgh manicure girl as sho opened
bundle of emery paper, "Only last
week I bad ono In hero that was so
rank an Imitation you'd think he'd sit
tip nights to mako tun ot himself; any
way, you'd begin to understand how
3assIo Chadwlck took up collections.
Ho was old enough to have fed Me
thuselah his fennel tea, but tho help
an old man can get from ugliness, doc
tors and tailors that ought to have
been taxidermists, makes anything
they show at tho Illppodromo look
easy. The mtnuto I caught sight of
that saucy ltttlo freshman hat and
tho college-cut clothes, I know tho
whole play before the curtain went up,
and I wouldn't look In Billy's direc
tion. He was already joshing moro
than was good for him. You know
Ollly. IIo's tho boss barber and wants
to buy mo a plain gold ring and a
piano-player, but poor Billy Isn't a man
of his word. He promised he'd do any
thing in tho world for me, and reneged
an the only request I made. He
wouldn't chango his face.
"Of course, the first thing Mr. Nev
ordle did when he kittened down into
my chair was to squeeze my hand.
That was a terrible shock to me. I
uess, slnco It only happens from nine
to twenty times a day, and I hardly
knew what to do only just how to
stop it. I shifted his hands into and
out of the ninety-eight-cent near-cut
glass bowl so often he fell to It that
the program had been changed with
out notice, and then he took the num
ber. Billy snickered out loud, and I
ahot a glare at him that ought to havo
shrunk him to the size of a one
lunged peanut; hut it didn't. He only
swelled up and watched for more. He's
a regular cut-up, Billy is, and of course
ho knew there was moro coming.
Theso past-duo flirty boys get so cal
lous to turndowns that nothing short
ot a brick makes a dent in them, and
i r w
"When Uncle Antique Saw Mo In This Uniform,
pretty soon I saw him watching my
hair and my eyes, and I got ready.
" 'Do you know,' said he, 'you look
exactly like Maxlne Elliott?'
"J 'Of course I know It,' I handed him
back. 'Maxlne comes in here nearly
every day and ask3 mo to quit it, but
"That made him pause for the cross
ing,, anyhow, and I got three minutes
farther on tho way.
' "'What a lonesome city this is!' he
put in next, and I knew it was no
use trying to save him a chill.. He
.wouldn't be satisfied till he got froze
; "'Why did you slip away from him
'then?' I asked.
j "'From ' ho began, and then he
Stopped. He wasn't so slow after all.
He'd been going to ask 'from whom,'
but he had a flash of second Bight and
knew I'd hint that it was either his
guardian or his keeper.
'"What a cross little dear you are!'
ho said, and patted my hand.
"'Just seo what I have to put up
with, though,' I explained, and then I
Jabbed him one under the thumb nail
that set blm jumping all over. That
Jab was for the 'little dear.'
"Wouldn't you think he'd guess his
lino had been disconnected after that?
Clergyman Band Leader.
A military band with p, clergyman
as conductor Is a combination 'which
probably is to be found only at Illogan,
Cornwall, England, where the rector,
the Rev, Henry Oxland, has Just com
pleted his twenty-seventh year aa
coaductor of the local military band.
The rector and his thirty-two musi
cians, nearly all ot whom are tin min
ers, ore familiar figures throughout
West Cornwall, the band being very
popular at Various public functions.
The "season" has Just begun, aed
Ho didn't. Ho was puncture proof, and
when he got up to go ho loaned over
tho tablo to mo and said:
" 'What do you think of a nice eve
ning at the theater tonight, and maybo
a bird and a bottlo after?"
" 'Fine!' I chirruped. 'I like to read
about it; but If you'ro hunting somo
poor but honest working girl of fatal
beauty to sharo it you'd better hurry,
for tho hour is growing late. For me,
notl I'm going to spend this evening
with my own grandfather.'
"I hadn't supposed it could be done,
but the red began to creep under his
make-up, and then I felt a little bit
sorry. It's wrong to hit a cripple, any
how, and as he went out I sunshlned
at him just so I wouldn't feel like so
much ot a grouch myself. I thought
I cculd take a chanco on that much
without putting out tho 'Welcome'
mat, but Bay I when I die, put on my
tombstone, will you, 'Sho was a good
gy-url, but she couldn't learn.'
"That very evening, as I passed out
through tho parlors, I saw my Me-
thuselahs uncle, about Ave years
younger in his silk tile and open-faced
vest, talking to a real foppy mother
and daughter who wore enough happy
harness to stock a new Tiffany's. The
younger one was such a picture that
I swung up close to seo If it was hand
painted or only a chromo, but that's
once I had to send a wireless apology,
for her complexion was put on from
tho inside and would stand scrubbing,
Sho looked perfectly happy except for
"ono thing; all she wanted was some
thing interesting to happen. She was
real willing to go right away from
there to find it, too, but the other two
had their chins on pivots and smiled
continuously without pain. 'Anyhow,'
I thought, 'Father Time is now back
in his own precinct and they'll take
care ot him if he gets to wandering
in his mind.'
"The next morning, bright and
early, beforo I even had my wraps off,
Felt Sorry for His Re-
who should come prancing Into the
barber shop but my Mr. Sear-and-yol-low
to have his faco Ironed, and with
a nerve tall enough to mako the Sing
er building look like a hitching post
he lifted the root of his toupee to me
and smiled as pleasantly as a mummy
that had died dippy. I escaped him
when ho went out, though, because I
was busy with one of the worst kind
a merchant from Darkest Indiana who
had come to New York to buy last
year'B latest style, and who was ex
plaining how much he missed his wife
so I would go to the theater with him
and let htm tell mo about her.
"It helped some' that afternoon to
have a real one drop In. He was a
tall, living-picture built young man,
and looked so solid he could have had
his clothes pressed right on him with
out hurting. His bands were not a
olt pretty; they were better than that;
they were good to look at. They were
a man s hands, big and Btrong and
brown, but well shaped enough, too;
the kind that can hold a high stepper
down to an even trot through ten
miles of fireworks. It was a nice, firm,
warm hand, but It didn't know I held
it, and that Interested me right away.
You know, I suppose I'm like other
girls. It makes me mad It they do,
and I'm disappointed It they don't. He
henceforth the band will be In great
request for fetes, horse shows, and
sports meetings. During the last quar
ter of a century many of the old mem
bers have emigrated to America, and
no' fewer than fourteen bands have
been started there by Cornlshmen
who formerly played In the Illogan
band under the conductorshlp ot the
Brantorae says Catherine do Medtcl
was the first to rid on a side saddle.
Just sat as quiet aa a halt dozon raw
and looked a hole In my pompadour
till Billy hung up tho reoelvor ot the
telephone and camo over to ma with:
'Two-o-two wonts you ns soon as
you can como.'
"I never In my llfo saw anybody
light up tho way that young fellow did.
All at onco ho looked llko Coney on
'Two hundred otid two! ho said.
'Go right up to her. Don't mind me.
I can wait'
"I glanced up at him and ho looked
awfully good to your Aunt Besslo. His
face had turned a little bit pink nnU
his eyes had lost that far-away look
In a hurry.
"Her! Ot course It was a Her In
two-o-two! But from tho way this
young fellow acted I could toll that
this was an extra special Her of tho
very best brand, tho choice and pick
of the whole Her flock so far bb ho
" 'It wouldn't tako me but a little
bit to get through with you,' I Bald,
keeping my smile for In tho elevator.
"'No, I can wait,' he insisted. "I'd
rather wait. To tell you tho truth, I
want to see you nftor you como back
down,' and ho stammered and stut
tered like a young married man doing
his wife's first shopping with girl
clerks. Finally he blurted out:
'Would you mind taking a little noto
up there for me?'
"'A note!' I said, putting on my
topplest air. 'I don't think the house
would permit It. You can call a bell
boy from here, and he'll take It up.
"Ho fidgeted again, and thomoro
he fidgeted and the redder he got the
more I liked him.
" 'You see, . It's this way,' ho ex-
plained. 'There's two ladles up there,
and I want the younger one to get the
noto without the older one seeing it,'
Then he got so red I began to feel
real motherly toward him. He reached
in his pocket and pulled out a roll ot
bills big enough to stuff a Teddy bear.
" 'Smother that, young man,' I said.
'Once in a while I like to do a per
sonal favor just to Jolly myself along
that me heart's in the right place. I
tell you what you do. You scratch
off your note and give It to me, and
I'll think about what I ought to do
on the way up. I'll be gone from three-
quarters ot an hour to an hour. Will
you bo here?'
"Would he! If I felt as certain of
going to heaven as I was that this
young man would bo right there when
I got back, I'd never worry about my
conduct as long as I live.
"My! I do love to see a plot thick
en, and when I got up to two-o-two
you couldn't scratch this one with an
installment solitaire; for there was
the girl with the complexion that
wouldn't come off, and she was pret
tier In a kimono than sho had been In
her grand opera stunners! Her mother
was there, top, and when I came In
they were in a gab-fest up to their
pompadours, and blowing and pawing
for shore so hard they never noticed
mo but went right on. Anyhow, you'ro
supposed to wear blinkers and car
cotton around a hotel, so I went dead
and got busy. The girl stopped long
enough to give mo a real human Bmlle
as she gave me her nails to do, and
then she said:
" 'But, mother, Just think! Mr. Pas
say Is older than father would havo
been at this time!'
" 'Mr. Passay is young In everything
but years,' her mother camo back, In
that dead level tono of voice the hard
hearted father uses In tho Bowery
thrillers. 'He Is reaping the reward,
in his splendid preservation, of a
clean, Christian life. He is a gentle
man, ho is wealthy, and can give you
social position. Why, child, he Is the
leading memberof the famous Passay
family, first cousin to tho Vander
cashes, connected by marriage with
tho Whlteners. He's devoted to you,
and all his daughters are grown up
and out of the way.
"Yes, and they'd all tako great
pleasure in calling me mother!" ob
jected the girl.
" "They wouldn't dare show their
faces near yours when they said it,'
snapped her mother; 'besides you
could stand that for a few years.'
" 'That's the trouble,' said the girl.
'He'd never die. He's proved that al
ready. I won't havo him, mother, and
that settles It!'
"'You're on ungrateful child,
Grace! walled tho mother. 'You'd
rather havo that young adventurer
that I forbade to bother us any more.
You have no proper pride at all.'
"'Adventurer!' Bald Grace, and
liked the way her eyes snapped. 'Mr.
Hardy has a fifty-thousand dollar
ranch, and a nice little house In a
nlco little city near by, and money in
tho bank. And he made it all himself,
His social position Is good enough for
mo. It's better than father s was when
"Well, the old lady began to drip at
the eyes right away. Her daughter
was ungrateful again. She had no
proper pride again. Sho was for
getting a solemn obligation. Her father
on his very deathbed had told Grace
to mind her mother, and what was sho
doing now? And the old lady retired
to the bath room for first aid to tho
weepers, scared purple for fear her
eyes would show red at lunch.
"By that time your Aunt Bessie had
her mind made up good and plenty
what to do.
" 'This Mr. Hardy,' I guessed, put
ting a dab of rouge on tho prettiest
ltttlo finger nail I ever saw, 'It he's
a young man with two shoulders and
several white teeth, I think he's down
In the barber shop right this minute,
spoiling his finger nails, waiting till
I come back. Seo it his name's on
this,' and I slipped her the note.
. "Say, Blfe lit up like a Belasco sun
"'I didn't know he was here,' she
said, but It wasn't to me she said it,
All Modern Improvements.
Sparker and Plug had just returned
from a glorious spin in Sparker's
brand-new automobile, and as they
sat In Sparker's library they talked of
many things deBplto the noise 'Spark
er's youngsters were making.
"Tell you what, Sparker," said
Plug, "you've a fine, healthy lot of
children. By tho way, how many have
"Soven." said Sparker, proudly,
"You 'know';' I've' often wondered"
went on Plug, "whether you people
and she just fairly ate that note with
out salt or pepper.
"You may toll Mr. Hardy that I
cannot write iv..noto Just now,' she
said, 'but to pleaso send up his card
to mother and mo right after lunch
eon. I'll seo that no's received
"You'll win, I told her. Tvo got
a bet on you,'
"When"I told Hardy tho stunt that
was cut out for him ho turned tho
color of his collar and got perfectly
"'Cheer up,' I said. 'Tho returns
are not all In yet, and if there's any
way your Aunt Bessie can help stuff
tho ballot boxes, all her other engage
ments are off.'
"That night he was waiting to walk
out to the car with me, and beaming
llko a custard pie. He simply had to
reclto It all to somebody, and I was
the only audlenco he could nail.
" 'I saw her,' he ,sald, 'and I'm to
seo her onco moro, though I guesa
"I Was Perfectly Wicked and Proud of It."
that will bo about all; at least that's
what I was given to understand, and
rather plainly. There's no chance for
"'Don't tear up your ticket beforo
the bell rings,' I told him. 'Everything
comes out in tho wash, for while
there's llfo there's soap. When does
this dying Interview come off?'
" 'Tomorrow night,' ho said. 'I'm
to take them to tho theater.'
"That's when I decided to wedge
In. I can't keep out of it. It all comes
from my East side bringing up, where,
whenever there was a midnight fight,
every man In tho block yelled out of
the window for them to wait till he
got his shoes on. If there was any
thing doing we all wanted to be in It,
and I suppose I'll be tickled to death
with my own funeral, just because I'll
be there and have tho best part In the
cast. I had a fine plot, standing right
where I was, too. I get 'em often that
way. Ain't I tho little Bessie Bright?
"'Tell, you what you do, I said.
'After tho theater you bring your
crowd over to Churley's for a bite of
supper, and I'll get- up a little play
for you that'll beat any show on Broad
way. Don't get. there too quick.
Mosey out ot the theater slow, and
bo sure you're tho last ones out. Go
back to your seat for something to kill
moro time. When you get into Chur
ley's I'll have a table saved for you.
That's all you havo to do except sit
with your back to mo.'
"Ot courso be was crazy to know
what was coming off, but I wouldn't
tell him. I wasn't quite sure myself,
yet, but the next morning I was, for
my passe Mr. Passay waltzes in as
usual to have his wrinkles pressed
out, and the Btnilo I gave blm would
have melted this whetstone brick Ico
cream that they put up for picnics. He
was so tickled I thought he'd do a
with so many children aave any par
"Well, no,"' answered Bparker, hesi
tatingly; "that )s to say. you know,
we don't have' favorites exactly, but of
courso you can't help boimc more In
terested In this year's moael than In
somo of the earlier OneBf" '
Bride's MotherrWere yoij nervous
during the ceremony?," Brjo-"Well,
I lost my self-pVssesslon whan papa,
gave me away to Charley," Jadge.
hoad Bpln, and by tho way Billy
frowned I know I'd dono a perfectly
scrumptious Job on grandpa. After
ho had his morning faco put on, of
courso ho camo toddling right over to
me, and my, but I was tho giddy young
thing! It only cost mo two glances
and another smllo to havo a theater
Invitation for that night, and at 6
o'clock I hiked homo and put on all
my klll'em-deads from tho tho plumes
"When Undo Antique saw mo In
the uniform I felt Borry for his ro
Bpectablo family, but I will say he
know how to do tho honors, and the
way ho tucked me Into my seat you'd
havo thought I was tho queen of
"I enjoyed tho show whllo I waa
there, too everything In this world
looks so good to mo nowadays that-1
could almost enjoy tho toothache but
just beforo the all-get-busy chorus at
tho end I got real peevish and mado
him leave. Of course, the next move
was the bird and the bottle, and with
out letting him know that I was doing
the driving I guided him right across
to Churley's. The head rusher over
there Is one ot my best trained pets,
and as wo went Inside I dropped be
hind and spoke to him.
"'Frank,' I ordered, 'get us two
tables next to the wall, and when
there's a certain party of three comes
In a nice-looking young couple and
an old lady I'll give you tho nod and
you give tnem the other table.'
"Frank was on In a minute. Wo
took the far table, and I managed it
so grandpa would have his back to
tho other one. Say! I must bo awful
slow to learn, for I'd rather havo foam
than bubbles any day; but this tlmo
It was ma for the chilly quart.
sipped mine slowly, though, and by
touching glasses over so often I coaxed
grandpa on to bo the real human
sponge. When my special audience
came in, the second quart was frost
ing the Oliver pall, whllo grandpa was
only twenty-five and getting younger
every second. From where sat I
could keep my oyo on tho door, and
as Frank started back with Mr, Hardy
and Graco and Ma ho caught my nod.
I kept grandpa busy just then so that
he never turned around, but they saw
us. Some they did! Tho two young
ones were "wlso In a second .and the
tableau waB peaches and cream to
them; but mother had tho shock ot
her life, for just as Frank seated her
at the end ot the tablo where the
whole pantomime was In full view, I
had grandpa pawning for my hand,
and cackling, plenty loud enough for
mother to hear, that I was positively
the only original package ot genuine
"Of course, mother lorgnetted mo
for keeps, and It thero was a basting
Reduced Cost of Dressing.
"Here's tho latest scheme to beat
tho high cost of being well dressed,"
said a Fifth avenue milliner, accord
ing to the New York Sun. "Six wom
en came to my shop together, picked
over the stock till they found six hats,
each ot which suited tho 'fancy' of all
six. Then each paid ono-Blxth of the
total bill and tho hats were sent to
six addresses, no two In the same
part of town, I learned later that tho
hats were shifted at the end of a week
and so on till each woman had ap-
thread about mo that hadn't been
pulled out sho saw through to It. If
I'd been innocent I'd havo shrlvoled
up under that searchlight, but I wasn't.
I was perfectly wicked and proud ot
it, and having Ui6 time ot my llfo. So
was grandpa. I let him wabble on and
on, getting farther and farther away
from an alibi alt tho time, with Mr.
Hardy and his draco all but stuffing
napkins into their mouths to keep
from screaming. Grandpa got moro
kittenish overy minute. Ho didn't no
tice any moro whether I was drinking
or not, and every glass ot the foolish
water ho took made the lights turn
roster, until at last ho got too confec
tionery and then I aroso In offended
" 'Sir,' snld I, 'with you at your ago
I thought I should be sufficiently chap
eroned, but as It la I must go home
alone I Good evening.'
"I paused Just at the end of tho
other tablo to say that 'Good evening,'
and of course the long-lost old man
turned around to look at mo. Instead,
ho found himself looking squaro Into
tho blazing eyes of mother, and the
curtain was down. Tho last I saw as
Frank sent our waiter over to him
with the check, was grandpa huddled
in his chair, blinking his eyes and try
ing to figure out what had hit him.
"Maybe they wasn't tho grateful
ones, young Hardy and hts girl. They
made mo como to tho wedding, and
mother was quite chocolate creams.
She recognized me as the poor, em
barrassod girl at Churley's, but not as
tbo manicure girl of the Belvelgh, and
she seemed quite anxious about my
" 'Williams?' she repeated, as sho
shook my hand. 'Williams? Are you
by any chanco connected with the
Wllliamses of Narragansett?'
"'No; the Wllliamses ot Park Row,"
I Bald, and tho dear old soul was per
fectly satisfied. She didn't know New
York; nor tho names on , the lamp
posts down Bowery way, and Park
Row sounded real aristocratic to her, I
GOOD JOKE ON POLITICIANS
French Senators and Deputies Accept
ed Invitations to Attend Cente
nary of Bogus Author.
Life is often stranger than fiction,
but that a hoax should be pulled oft
In cultured and brilliant Paris that
surpasses the Ingenious fancy ot the
clerical playwright who wrote the de
lightful anglo-Irlsh farce, "General
John Regan" a play In which, thanks
to an American joker, a monument
Is erected In an isolated Irish town
to a military and political hero who
never existed Is a matter for some
surprise. A French newspaper that
had doubtless heard of the Irish farco
tried the idea on members of the
present parliament. It sent a letter
to senators and deputies in the name
of a "committee" and invited their
participation In the grand celebration
of the centenary of the "famous au
thor, Hegesippo Simon," a specimen
of whose profound and winged phrases
was given on the note paper. The
striking thought was, "When the sun
rises, darkness vanishes." The "com
mittee" offered to furnish material for
appropriate addresses In the memory
of the great man. This was enough
more than enough.
Fifteen senators and nine deputies
among them ex-cabinet ministers
swallowed the bait. They were so
flattered by tho Invitation that they
nrnmntlv npponted. nmlttlne to look
into works of reference. Some added
triDUtes to tne great minKer ana re
gretted contemporary neglect of him,
The paper promptly gave away the
hoax, and France Is laughing at tho
humiliated politicians. The moral ot
the affair Is too plain to need point
ing out. ' It is safe to Bay that poli
ticians who hear of the Incident w.lll
add some biographical literature to
their libraries or use more care Id
tho selection ot secretaries.
Indian Ghost Story.
Several years ago I had a studio In
Albuquerque, N. M., and the walls
of my reception rooms and .office were
hung with large photographs of In
dians, Karl Moore writes in Leslie's.
Ono day I was visited by six men of
the Navajo tribe, who, after much
smoking and visiting, made known the
real cause of their call. Directly over
my desk was a framed portrait of ono
of tho old medicine men of their tribe,
who had just died. Believing that a
part ot his soul was Imprisoned In the
portrait else how could It look so
llko him? they asked me If I would
not destroy it, so that his spirit might
bo released and be at peace. I imme
diately took the print from the frame
and tore it Into bits while the men
looked on with silent approval. After
thanking mo they each shook hands
In turn and filed quietly out ot the
room. They did not suspect that thera
might still be in existence other copies
ot the picture or a negative.
Rutger Jewett, the New York lit
terateur, gave a luncheon the other
day at the Players' club In Germany
park and during the game course
club attendant brought to one of Mr,
Jewett's literary guests a long, omin
At Bight ot this envelope, so famil
iar to all litterateurs, a shout of laugh
ter went up.
The object of the laughter blushed.
and thrust the envelope hurriedly Into
his Inside coat pocket.
"It's only an elegy, boys," he said,
"that the editor of Scribbler's has
Mr. Jewett shook his head.
"How true It is," he said, "that po
etry Is on tho decline."
peared In six new hats In bIx weeks.
By that tlmo each woman's friends
had forgotten tho hat she'd worn bIx
weeks before and the six shifts could
be' mado again, and bo on till the
season was over or the style changed.'
Course of True Love,
"I thought my fiancee broke our en
gagement when she threatened to kill,
me," pleaded a Nevadatdefendant in a
breach of promise suit' Not a bit ot
it that is a way some women bava et
GARDEN PLAN WELL LIKED
Laid Out Along Lines of the Illustra
tion It Will Be of Perma
A very helpful" plan for beautifying,
tho garden Is shown In the accom
panying Illustration, which, it care-'
fully followed, will glvo results thatl'
aro successful and ot permanent!
In the plan well-designed borders'
aro filled with shrubbery in the cor-'
ners, or the rear, and hardy peren
nials In the foreground. These should1
bo planted according to their height
and color. Foxgloves, peonies and'
Oriental popples are excellent for
grouping. Both German and Japan
ese Irises and brilliant Sweet Williams
must find a place hero also. Narcis
sus and daffodils glvo a perfect effect
If planted as a border about the entire
sweep of beds. These, together with
the flowering shrubbery, are gorgeous:
in the early springtime. The open!
spaces shown In this plot aro reserved!
for lawn. In the center Is a Illy pool,
having a cement basin. A gazing
globe Is at ono end and a sun dial opt
poslte. At each side of the garden are)
semi-circular white benches which in-1
vite one to tarry.
A scheme for a moro pretentious
garden having stately Lombardy pop
lars and a pergola at tho rear, has
proved popular. Beneath the latter Is
placed a group of white garden furnli
ture. Perennial borders frame tho
lawn with brilliant color. An edge of
boxwood is exceedingly good. Plant
tall-growing hollyhocks and mallow'
marvels In the background. Masses'
of heltanthus, coreopsis and popples
should appear In prominent groups.
Foxgloves, English larkspur and hardy
phlox should b? planted in abundance.
Japanese Iris, snapdragon and gay
Sweet Williams are good Just within
the short-cut boxwood border.. Step-plng-Btones
lead to the artistic sun
dial and pedestal.
LOOKS TO PUBLIC WELFARE
Kansas City Institution Might Well,
Be Copied by Other Big Centers- '
Tho board of publio welfare Is an)
Institution in which Kansas City has
set an example for the wholo country.;
Delegations from other places repeat
edly have visited the city to study the.
workings of the board with tho idea'
ot applying its principles at home.
The latest city to take the matter
up is Chicago. Recently Mr, Jacob'
Bllllkopf ot the Kansas City board
was Invited to explain Its operation
to the Chicago Association of Com
merce. Following his address an
ordinance has been Introduced in the
Chicago council by Prof. C. E. Mer
rlam, an alderman, to establish a de
partment ot publio welfare with, two
One Is the bureau ot employment,;
which Is to operate municipal lodging
houses and gather information on gen
eral working conditions, as well as to
help persons find work. Tho second is
tho bureau of social surveys, to col
lect Information on living conditions
In Chicago and to recommend ordi
nances for their betterment.
The Judiciary committee of the
council has unanimously recommend
ed the ordinance for passage., Cities
generally arc beginning to assume
larger responsibilities tor better con
ditions of living.
What a Garden Will Do.
What Is it that:
Will reduce the cost of living?
Will make you and your family
moro healthful and contented?
Will provide' beneficial exercise and
entertainment for' you and your fam
ily? WilJ dlvort yqur mind from tho
cores of your regular occupation?
Will keep your children out ot mis
chief and teach them thrift- and Indus
try? Will make, your wife feel she has a
Buro enough homo?
Will save you money?
According to an impressive little
booklot Issued by the Alabama Coal
Operators' association, a garden will
do all these things. ,
"He Is the most tender-hearted man
I ever saw." "Kind to animals?" "I
should say so. Why, when he found
the family cat Insisted on sleeping In
tho coal bin, he Immediately ordered
a ton of .soft coal." Buffalo Express.
"Mobbo," Bald Uncle Eben, "dar
wouldn' be bo much dlyorcln' If a
woman, took as much Interest In a'
man's business while dey's married aa
she takes when she's tryin' to colleelrj