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Girls Now Paying the Wages of Sii THE OTHER DAY "The sunny, vel j vet carpets, and the silken draperies i of theiry rooms at the Waldorf-As-- -toria and truffles and lobsters, and champagne and scented cigarettes." E W YORK ."Straight ahead!" ordered the ma tron and the line of pro cession went past the long narrow benches placed on either side of a higher. narrow bench, called by courtesy a table. Katherine and Charlotte Poil jlon, the gay and pretty sirens and ho tel beats, and their fellow prisoners stopped at the door at the farthest tend. The door opened. The first pris oner was shoved in. Five minutes later there was heard a splash, i "It's the carbolic acid bath," whis pered a woman who had been an inter jmittent guest at Blackwell's Island, (New York's famous hostelry for male factors. i The first prisoner came out shining from her bath, and greatly subdued in imanner, and smelling of carbolic acid. 'A shiver ran through the delicate frame of Katherine Poilion. For the woman had dropped her gaudy finery Jn the bathroom and come forth ar Irayed in the hideous prison garb. She Ihad seen mattresses covered with pre cisely the same material, heavy white ticking of alternate broad and narrow blue stripes. Its skirt was short and scant, reaching to the tops of the jshoes. The waist was gathered into (the same unwieldy belt of blue and fwhite ticking that held the skirt. It jwas fastened over the bosom with cheap, fiat white buttons. The collar jwas a turnover. At sight of the gown fKatherine Poilion bit her lip. When iher eyes traveled down beneath the hem of the skirt and fell upon the shoes, the eyes filled with tears. The (shoes were of prison manufacture, flat eoled, square-toed, low-heeled, of the (cheapest leather manufactured. i o-uay "Such a supper, no truffles, no lobsters, no champagne! Mere ly drv hroait anri hninr.s , . I guoa reason mat fee- a Un nUteT t?L 8 there Was nothlng else to sit upon. In fee, a tin plate, a tin cup; one tin the narrow. n-v-lifr0 order, he .grasped her shoulder and thrust her beside a oenV old" Italian woman, who horribly grinned and gib bered. Charlotte walked beside a ne- gress who had been arrested for dis orderly conduct on Twenty-eighth street. - Within the Prison Doors. " The sorry procession, ludicrous in pite of Its wretched significance, as aJstafTs army, marched from the landing to the broad doors whose stone steps had been worn by the feet of thousands of the city's criminals. The door of the great castlelike jail swung back grindingly on its heavy hinges. "To the right," shouted the man with the voica of a tugboat whis tle, and the motley human assortment went in at the open door of the ward en's office. "Warden O'Fallon, white haired, bureaucratic of manner, with crisp, metallic voice, sat at his desk and peered from under bushy brows at the women. Javert himself could not have been less emotional. "Your age?" he said, peering under the bushy brows at Katherine. "Twen Oh, well, 30." "And you?" to Charlotte. "I am 24." "I brought her up," volunteered the voluble Katherine. - "And right badly, I should say." came in the warden's crisp, - biting tones. "Murphy, call Jdiss Moriarity." The matron, stout, soft-voiced, firm willed, entered.- She looked the wom en prisoners over with level o-i0t,a Katherine preened and fidgeted, trying uispiay ner prettiness in a good Hgbt, She flushed When sh nnw titf Matron Moriarity's cool glance that S5?er sne ad no individuality: - She was merely on "of the new batch." Th" Firt Night In Jail. "Come this way." said Miss Moriar ity, and the female prisoners followed, marching in pairs, Katherine still the companion or the bent, mumbling Italian woman leerine at "translatable Jests; Charlotte striding Desiae tne negress. Across a wide roofed court whose stone floor rang ecnoes ot the footsteps of the prisoners. Miss Moriarity led her or rather drove the prisoners, to the fe male department of the workhouse. The long, high-walled, narrow room repeated the sound of their footsteps hollowly, for th& female department was empty, . The women were at work in the laundry, the kitchen, or the se.wing-room. The women sat down upon their nar row cots for the very good reason that spoon. tne narrow, grave-like room, white washed walled, was a small, roueh: triangular bracket that held a candle. a drinking cup, with space left for one book, a small Testament. At the foot was an electric light. On a rouzh siana stood a basin. That was all. The prison smell hung heavy upon the uny room, for the only means .of ven tilation was the barred door, throueh the spaces of which filtered a slieht mm or the outer air that came through me corresponding windows In the great gray walls opposite the cell No Dainties at This Meal. Such a supper! No truffles, no lob ster, no chamDasme! Merei-o- h.u The notorious and irrepressible Poil ion sisters were repressed at last. Young Women's Criminal Career The young women who have figured conspicuously and .flagrantly in New York in eviction suits, in damage suits. i nuns ior sianoer; who have been - ul uulbi iteepers, and one or wnom was a particularly prickly thorn in the side of the New Yorlr mil. lionaire, W. Gould Brokaw, whom she sued ror breach of promise, and with whom she settled for $17,000, have subsided Into the peace that, outward ly at least, broods over Blackwell's bread and bologna and coffee, eaten island. from a tin plate, or drunk from the Latterly the young women had con- cheapest tm cupa wltn but one centrated their energies upon in- for knives and forks are prohibited at genious devices for beating their hotel Blackwell's Island. There, primitive bills in the metropolis. The Waldorf- hands and primitive teeth are sun- ..Yn, mo Diebun, me tsristol, have I P'euieuiea Dy one Un spoon. Instead all complained of the success of that I of damask napery were rough, narrow ingenuity. wniie practically penni- I boards, scrubbed clean, but boards less, me young women had livpd in nevertheless. the most luxurious manner at these! This, after the sunny, velvet carpets hotels for periods extending into andsilken draperies of their rooms at veeKs, ann in some instances months. tne Waldorf-Astoria the truffles and When weekly bills were presented tho lobsters and chamnasrnri nnri rant debtors showed a positive genius for cigarettes. The elder of the Poillons evasion. They were not in - their dampened three handkerchiefs while rooms when the bellboy tapped gently ?he sat there waiting for the nasty "" "nuijf wnn one hand, while he eai to be over. deposited,' and they ; resume" their ("march Into the mess hall below. " Plain Bill of Fare. - If It is Monday they breakfast from the tin pan and cup, and, with the aid of the spoon, off bread and hash and coffee. If it be Tuesday their meal is oatmeal and coffee. If - Wednesday, they have bread and jelly and coffee. They march around the tables, de posit their spoons in a box at. the end of the table and go in regular file to the work that has been assigned them. The Poillons, as a first essay at hard labor, were ordered to the big, square sewing room. There Katherine darned socks, Charlotte mended torn sheets and tattered blue and white striped dresses. - . .- - They sat on rough chairs and stooped until their backs ached over their tasks. Through Charlotte's mind flitted recollections of the diversified golf links. Before Katherine's vision danced the gay invitation of the spring shop windows. By noon they were faint, but their delicate stomachs rebelled at the mid day dinner, vegetable soup, roast rump steak, potatoes, cabbage and thick, though not strong coffee. Katherine's tears dripped into the big tin cup of coffee. Charlotte frowned heavily. Back again for the afternoon's work. They were Interrupted only by an at tendant's "Can't you do betfer than that? Every woman ought to be able to do a little light , family "washing." During the morning Bewing Charlotte complalnefl Ihat the brass thimbles might cause blood poisoning. But no one pai.d any attention to the pair wno nao been in the public eye until mey nad grown to like it. Their fel low prisoners, when they looked at them at all, looked insults. When they spoke to them they jeered. . ; Jeered by Companions. "How do you like the Hotel Black well? whispered a hard-faced dame over the wash tubs, during the after noon session. uranons a mighty sharp hotel Keeper. Nobody ever beats his bills. x ue rouion sisters reddened, and were mad through and through. Char lotte thumped her washboard vleiouslv At five came the call to tea, then back to their cells went the sisters, to read -a little if they chose, from books in the prison library. Lights must be out at 9:30, the hour at which these gay women of upper Bohemia were wont to dine. -iMe aexi. aay Dotn sisters were heavy-eyed and pale. Katherine could not answer the matron when she spoke to her. xi uu; prison sore tnroat," I sup pose, said Miss Moriarity, and sent ror the hospital physician. He or- NO ONE CAN ALWAYS AVOID MailV T)eOT)Ie TMTKlsfc in tnincr nn trta s roof am "-mmffi A; J 1 clothing. ' - " " " ""-"-"'J wwc-wm uy They start out perhaps in the heat of the day and do not feel the need of wraps. -. Ihe rapid moving of the car cools the bodv unduly. When they board the ir Dernans thpv srp ciicKtlv tu,ti,-;,i. vvr.An i . i. 1. j .. - aly chilled. This is especially true when a person is sitting. Beginnine a street car ride in tlin miridlit n tha ortA tk. evening almost invariably reonirea pit, mna Vint rr.r.i - i precautions, hence they catch cold. v" Cold are very frequent in the Spring-in this account, and as the Summer aoyances, they do not decrease. During the Spring months, no one should think of riding on the car without being provided with a wrap A cold caught m the Spring is liable to last through the entire Summer. Great caution should be observed at thi SZZ Sgai? eigosure to cold. During the first few pleasant aays o the liabiTity 6f catching cold is great. .Tvo wonder so many people acquire muscular rheumatism and catarrhal dis eases during this season. J ' HrrJn f greatest precautions, colds fee caught. Id Uilo?rthnSrf?ftlM,t Fma P" ould be tafen according n??fiJ?f h r5 aDd nimu?d every symptom disappears. 8 i Pp a n? wa8te.t,me hT taking other remedies. Begin at ;eerUna aD c2-nt.mna tak,DS it "ntil you are positive that thi cold has entirelv disannearpd. Tina mav cu i i . i -,, iat- - IMr - J"" " yciuaps serious illness Bad Effects From Cold. Mr. M. J. Deutsch, Secretary Building1 Material Trades Council, 151 Washing ton St., Chicago, 111., writes: . "I have found your medicine to be unusually efficacious in petting rid of bad effects from cold, and more espe cially in driving away all symptoms of catarrh, with which I am frequently troubled. " , - "The relief Peruna gives in catarrhal troubles alone is well worth the price per bottle. I have used the remedy for several years now." . Spells of Coughing. Mrs. C. E. Long-, writes from Atwood, Colorado, as follows: , "When I wrote von for advi Tiro- little three-year-old girl had a cough that had been troubling- her for four months. She took cold easily, and would wheeze and have spells of cough ing' that would sometimes last for a half hour. "Now wecan never thank you enough, for the change you have made in onr little one's health. Before she began taking your Peruna she suffered every thing, in the way of cough, colds and croup, but now she has taken not quite a bottle of Peruna.and is wean(fsron5 as she has ever been in her life." Pe-ru-na for Colds. Mr. James Morrison, 68 East 16th St., Paterson, N. J., writes: "I have given Peruna a fair trial, and I find it -to be just what you claim it to be. I cannot praise it too highly. I have used two bottles in my family for colds, and everything imaginable. I can safely say that your medicine is the best I have ever used." THE MEAN MAN. i All Finery Discarded. "In there, Miss Poilion." The ma tron's voice was softer than the ward- ten's had been, but its tone was as de jtermined. Into the bathroom went the siren. No. 1. -An attendant helped her -remove the long baby Iamb cloak, the fashionable broadcloth gown, the big picture nat of black velvet and plumes. She disrobed her of the clinging pink !ilk underwear, the chemise trimmed iWKh real Valenciennes lace, the black jilk hose with yellow butterflies flit- ttlng among violets, embroidered upon nnem. Ail these the attendant rolled quickly, and not at all gently, into a sheet, pinned and labeled the sheet, (and into a bag of gray ticking thrust (the woman's eight diamond rings and (emerald bracelet. "Get into the tub," 'commanded the attendant. Miss Poil- aon stepped forward dipped her foot (daintily into it, and drew" back. -I "Aw, go on," commanded the at tendant, and the girl took the plunge. "What is this 'for?" she asked, as er lips curled and her nose tilted at the whiff of carbolic acid. 1 ."Antiseptic bath; don't ask ques tions," answered the woman in the Hjlue-checked uniform of the prison at tendant. A moment later the girl who 3iad amazed the Peacock 'Alley at the ,Waldorf-Astoria with the magnificence fOf her gowns came forth, a humbled, )woe-begone figure , in: the blue and .white stripes of penance. . So fared Charlotte, Siren. No. 2. Kollowirtg the procession, they 'mounted the narrow iron stairs at the ffact of the mess hall to the second tier of cells. "You into 18," said the attendant to - Katherine. "Ton Into 19," to Charlotte, and the iron door langd after them. x . uciu i ue weesiy reminder in the. other. Though he slinnerf tho hni. under the doors the Poilion sister saio iney never received them. Air. Ily "they asked the bookkeeper when tne Poilion sisters on their first evening at Blackwell's displayed no appetite. At the end of the 15 min utes meal they joined another proces sion. It seems to me thev do noth- -wieyiiunea ineir rooms about the 1 HB but march here," complained Char-over-due bills, to add them to that for lotte, peevishly. She met the eteel- uc" wee. And tne bills for the next Bray eyes of the matron. week were accorded the same recep- uuu oa me lasu "Satan himself Is not more ingeni ous than those women," exclaimed an unnappy manager as he ordered them eviciea irom nis postelry. Retribution at Last. You will - find - out differently to morrow, she said, dryly. "There will be processions, but there will be work also. To cells 18 and 19 they went again arter tea. There, although the elec trie light may burn until half-past But at last ingenuity failed. The last I nine there was darkness, and a hilari- wup oi cnarging a New York magis- I ous negress rattled the door of her cell trate with connivance In their manner I and enrsed softly because the sound U1 "IO was aeteated. The fluffy and OI ner neighbors' sobbing fretted her. furbelowed young women having made ' Beginning the Long Day.V" . . , " t tne Presiding judge. At five the next morning the gone ,Ltgthm Ever sprangou! lltJt?- departed tor f bed. If she lingered she would be Th- m.i t! punished. Punishment, she knew, Bnrting steamer. Its meant a brief interview with the ward- Zt ZeS3 TtUed ln maDy ac- en- d the dark cell behind ie frm ShJ Cad them ig iron door at the end of the mess from the foot ; of East Fifty-second hall.- The dark cell. svery prisoner twSf Pr"oa ' the East canell you. breaks toe boWesT 3.7 Mi IhiT? from and renders the wildest captive hum- the Island- which is the workground ble in a few hours. It isf they tell tZ. lrl T?-tJhe SlStCrS drew toferno o and dark! their furs about them and elevated miarte o7 tnTim,11 The women t"131 themselves into quarters of the little steamer caused I i r,-i,i ir v., contact with the oddly assorted con- bck plaiT ad Tsmm from signment to the island. Katherine had their foreheads and fastening It in a tl f.Tf" goldnlountel tight; unbecoming knot at the back 71 t, BJe and paced of the head, as is the rule at Black- the deck with her well-known athletic woir. Mi.. . , . Binae. - i mtj . i , ,, I uint hiovu uivu, e'eutp 'lilt? Fancy the contrast to the gay. indo- nails in their hands and t fnrti. lent afternoons when the sisters in I th ifrt ni-nm,, r fine furs and big picture hats they the stairs, through the corridor, naat never paid for flashed through the I tn iinnn intn tim own nr k park In automobiles, in luxurious" fresh day they eo. If a thonehtof abandon. .- I fiieht visits them a harsh vnM .t At the landing a man in blue unl- I their elbows calls: "Hurrv on thera? iurm, w nose voice was as coarse the whistle of the them and shouted; No fooling you!" They march to the river tugs, met I shore, emntv their nails and en haolr 'Fall in line I throueh the irreat dnnrs tntn the there!" When Katherine, the smaller 1 tainted prison air once more. Up the of the pair, did not understand the I stairs to their cells, hoods off, pails "I believe," his wife angrily de clared, "that ' if I were dead von would be married again inside of a year." 'Oh, no," the mean man renlied. "you are mistaken. Try me and I'll prove it." GIRL WAS DELIRIOUS With Fearful Eczema Pain. Heat. and Tingling Were Excruciating . Cuticura Acted Like Magic. DISEASE StraifMd Back Luns FiHd with (turn from Dirty Cloth ; Cold and v Daftipnoso' WIH Bruk Daw tho Strongest t Constitution BotlfrMtmstlio Whit. Wnha, - MWMhttwNm, V which wo eail th Whit Wa thar la no sold, aa Samp. tvaas.no wat faat. na baokaoha. Tho ataaot and walar stay la tha tub wher they bo ans. Tha hands do not touch tho etothsa. Soao. thna. and labor -or savsd. lan't v i www tnvaatl. aUnr Ara not your health and oomtort worth a . low deaarat for f JtMinHrY T Minna" v.. WHIIK I. ILY MFG. C O. DAVES POUT, IOWA. TO-DAY "How do you like the Hotel Blackwell?" whispered a hard-faced dame over the tubs. "O'Fallon's a mighty sharp hotel keep.' Nobody ever beats his 01118." dered her to the hospital. For lesser symptoms of the same sort Charlotte followed her. When this temporary illness has ended they will go back to the prison routine, and the sewing and the soapsuds. These rules will again face them from the blackboard in the mess hall: Rules for the Mess Hall. 1. Prisoners, while at meals, are for bidden to talk or make any unneces sary noise. .. 2. They are forbidden to spill soup on the table or drop bread upon the floor. . 3. Those wishing to pass reading matter or any other articles while at the table must obtain permission from the office. r '4. No one shall leave her seat at the table without permission. - 5. When leaving the mesa table each prisoner will bring her spoon and deposit it in the spoon box. 6. Violation of the above rules will subject the offender to punishment. From the New York American. " When the Kaiser Travels. The preparations made for the kais er's sojourn in Corfu are on a most elaborate scale. In addition to the chief court cham berlain and two personal adjutants there will be six officers of the guard who are among the kaiser's most inti mate friends. There will also be two physicians, .12 body servants and a private secretary. , This does not in clude the more intimate body serv ants who will accompany him. The empress will have her cham berlain, two maids of honor, two maids and six other female servants. Next cornea the large staff for the kitchen and waiting service, reckoned at 24 persons.- ' Twenty grooms will accom pany - the staff. , The kaiser will have four motors in Corfu, and the kaiserin two. Further, Ukere will be two freight automobiles. 'An eruption ' broke out on my daughter's chest. I took her to a doctor, and he pronounced it to be eczema of a very bad form. He treated her, but the disease spread to her back, and then the whole of her head was affected, and all her hair had to be cut off. The pain she suffered was excru ciating, and with that and the heat and tingling her life was almost un bearable. Occasionally she was deliri ous and she did not have a proper hour's sleep for many nights. The second doctor we tried afforded her just as little relief as the first. Then I pur chased Cuticura Soap, Ointment, and Pills, and before the Ointment was three-quarters finished every trace of the disease was gone. It really seemed like magic. Mrs. T. W. Hyde, Brent wood, Essex, England, Mftr. 8. 1907." Gladstone's Thrift. . Gladstone's liberality . . . was very great, and was curiously accom panied by his love of small economies i his determination to have the prop er discount taken off the price of his second-hand books, his horror of a wasted half sheet of note paper, which almost equaled his detestation of wasted minute. Recollections ot Sir Algernon West. 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