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"mit Susnn" Waaler CIiospii fo
(iive l,nw n ml Order
to Dnyton.
A "Clcdiiup" Administration
Is Promised Wyoming Wo
tnen Kneonrnged.
riifKNK. Vyi., June 'J2. -."Yours
tr ..v sii'.in Wlssler, Mm nr (if Dayton."
Sin h thi businesslike signature of
tin new Mniir nf n lit t to cow town In
northern Wyoming, which a few weeks
tut cho.'e .1 keen pyril, pleasant feat
ured woman to preside over Its affairs.
Though Wyoming Is the first ec,unl
suffrage State, nn wnninn has pypr bp-fori-
brrn elected Mayor within Uh
boundaries. Intlppil Mrs. Wlssler Is the
second woman In the I'nlted States to
r,o Mayor. Hunnewcll, Knn., having
rhen a woman for that post a year or
tun imo. Hut the llunnewell Mayor
-a chosen more as a Jest than In earn
ttU It ! fa UU and she was oppospd by
th town council, whereas Mrs. Wlsslcr
was elected by a majority thnt testlflpd
to the business ability which secured
th honor for her.
"I want to have some things cor
rected nlviut my election," said Mrs.
W!.ler the other day. "Some of the
WyomlnK papers said the women
flrctctl me. While many women voted
for me and 1 appreciate their support,
four-fifths of the votes for me were
cast by men. You know Wyoming Is n
mans State, and men are greatly In
th majority here. I doubt If any one
could get an otllce solely on the strength
of th woman vote In Wyoming.
"Another thing I want to have cor
rrcteil is the story that I promised to
i !. the saloons and appointed an antl
Mloon man as marshal. I made no
rroml.r whatever, only that 1 would do
n best to qualify for the office and to
- th. people of Dayton a good ad--."tration."
Mr.j Wisler Is a widow and has lived
Wyoming twenty-two years. To
ii.. nv sh" Is known as Aunt Susan. She
' n he dry goods business. Dayton Is
" i lief town In a cattle and sheep re-
- n and Is the trading centre of the
rsn i folk for miles around. Mrs. Wlss-i"-'
hs a wide acquaintance In her part
? 'he State, i-'or fifteen years she has
ts Jghi school in lonely and Isolated
m loiiiou.se.s on the sheep und cattle
range and became , known to many chll-ilri-n
in the country surrounding Day
ion ' 'lltleally Mrs. Wlssler Is a Democrat.
tj' partisan politics cut little figure In
r.c- lrctlon, as she was practically the
civ uce nf all parties. The saloon ques
t: n Is dominant In Dayton. I.Ike most
to-.ns of its class Dayton gets lively
w'tn eowbos or sheep herders come 111
fr'jm the lonely plains anil decide to
things up. The control of such
!iir'',.ent spirits has perplexed the clt
'" nnd finally It was decided to put
wn-nan In the Mayor's office and see If
tenr- change for the better could not be
"rough-. '
Thofe who it dow Mrs. Wlssler have
no doubt that she will solve the prob
Ifm She has lived so long In the big
outinnr coumrs that sJin knows Its
questions are different from those of
t''.ir communities and demand different
Thf ii.il women of Wyoming are elated
H e election of Mrs. Wlssler ns Mayor
'' Iati.n
" is time Wyoming began doing
n.'.ro f.,r ttie women In the way of elect
lt.g them to ofllce," said a Cheyenne club
anr 'Although this State was the
adopt woman suffrnge, It has
'"i few women to otllce. It was not
inM. the last session of the Legislature
tin' uo had a woman Representative.
filoradn has had more than n dozen
' 'r.-n lu the I.eglslntute all told In re
r"'. -ears Idaho has had more women
n it!,,, nan Wyoming. We have u
..vitrn ax .Siiperlniendent of Public Tn-
e Hon. but that Is an appointive of
t ' and Is woman'a work nnyway.
W ,t i ant Is more representation
" ng the elective otllce.s of the State,
""i arc going to get It.
ilore Wyoming towns are going to
' ''V the example of 'Dayton and elect
""niTi Mayors. We don't havo to de-fr-'l
on the woman vote to get the
'P. (is Mrs Wlssler'd election shows.
Wyoming men ure the moat gallant and
tei minded In the world, and they are
going to help the cause nlong when they
sou how much good It Is going to do
some of these rough towns tn have n
woman nt the head of nffnlrs."
Mrs. Wlssler has two urnnm i.MMn
'and says Hint politics has been a plena-
inn nem ot worn for her ever since her
home duties censed.
With 2,M0 nctlvp employpps who hap
been In service fiu-tv u. ..- i
. w j...-, in ioiih 1
and with 1.S72 men who served forty
years or more nnd nre now receiving
; pensions ii
' i Hinjiiaui.i iiaiuoaii nns
n payroll which Is probably unique
among those of the corporations of this
country. The company has on Its pay
roll 4S9 men who have been In Its ser
vice more than llfty years, one em
ployee has been receiving pay from the
i ennsyivatila Tor slxty-slx years.
It bas In active servli'e -I.T1T em
ployees who are between the ages of 60
and 70 ears Pennsylvania employees
retire at 70. A striking comparison' ex
ists between the Pennsylvania records
and the Carlisle table of mortality used
by Insurance companies. While the lat
ter shows the life expectancy of a man
21 years of age to bo 40.7." years, the
Pennsylvania Railroad has 4,015 cm
ployces who have exceeded this.
There are living to-day eight Penn
sylvania Hallroad employers who are
over P0. All of them are receiving pen
sions. The oldest employee Is Andrew
Abels, who wns bom May 23, 1817. and
Is !,". He lives In Philadelphia, where,
prior to retirement, hp wns employed by
the railroad as a clerk.
Charles A. .lefferles of Lancaster. 1'.,
enjoys the distinction of having been on
the payroll of the railroad Ioniser limn
J any other employee. He was born Oc-
toiler S. I2. anil In .lulv. lKltl U'!IU fltVl.
ployed by the Columbia nnd Philadel
phia Hallroad as a tlieman. He was
made engineer In 1M. and In IS-3 his
occupation wns changed to signal re
pairman. The Pennsylvania Hallroad trains Its
olllcers from the lank and tile. Young
men Just out of school or college begin
their work fur the companv bv learning
the rudiments of railroading; 'and there
are many years of haul wotk before
tbeV even slum limit hnqtlu .,1.......
fellows, or their supotlots b arn whether
I they are fitted for promotion.
. A census recently made of Pennsvl-
vanla Hallroad ofllcers Illustrates the
policy the company pursues in training
men. Of ITS otllcers Included lu the rail
road's official biographical list. 171. or
;it'i per cent., haw been with the com
pany nil of their business life, i if the
ITS those who received a college educn-
i tlon number 84. or approximately ,rt per
cent. The seven cases In which omiers
have not In en In the service of the rail
road the entlte time since leaving school
Include such as reuulred special tialn-
I Ing which the railroad did not offer.
Forming part of twenty-four orna
mental panels Included In tho general
scheme of Interior decoration planned
for thn Church of Saint Paul the
Apostle, popularly known an the church
of the Paullst Fathers, nt Fifty-ninth
atreet and Columbus avenue, two mural
paintings of St. Hose of I.lma and
St. Elizabeth of Hungary havo Just
been completed by William Laurel Har
rla in his monastery studio at the
j ;IH in Htylo they hav been 1
compared to Donatelln'n adoring angels. " - -. l '
Other notable decorations. are the
i work of llela Pratt nf Uoston. liobert . 1 '
Procession of Trucks Hearing
Hunts Tli rough Streets to
j Hudson mid Ilnrlem Rivers.
i urxrmxo ckhbmoxiks
i Dealers Ukc Them nnd Put Huy
I ers Through Fifteen Min
ute Course of Instruction.
I The second week In .lune witnesses Mm
1 mobilization and grand parade of the
mosquito Heel That powerful though
strictly peaceful aggregation contain
almost half a million of vessels . nnn nf
I which are stationed somewhere In the
waters surrounding Manhattan island.
On sunny nfternoons you can see passing
nlong Harlem streets processions slowly
making their way toward the Hudson,
Spuyten Duyvil Creek, the Harlem or the
East Hiver. First come three or fouri
I urchins hysterical with expectation; then '
a sleepy horse, then a truck and on the
truck is a boat. On the sidewalk follows
'the proud owner of the wonder, who,
with a beautiful air of detachment and
his nervous system at high tension, ex-'
plains to a trusted friend or, for that mat -.
ter. to any one willing to lend nn ear.
how much he will save on trips lo Albany 1
by sailing up the Hudson on his own motor
How slow this march to the sea or rather '
to the river feems to him; how slow, how
desperately slow, the unloading of his
precious craft on the ways down which
provided there is no propeller or helm to
be fitted she will glide more or less grace-,
fully, with much creaking of it inks and
clanking of chains, tofheter ,
In these. June dajrs'Mfie" water front ,
Is a scene of feverish activity begrimed
individuals in overall are 'craping the
keels of boats, applying new coats of whit"
pamt. shaking and dusting eii-hions,
and carrying to and fro five gmlon cms
of gasolene and oil and olhei in'c arit ,
of ruer life. The new boa! o.w.er . very .
ranch impressod at flr- by 'lie ;-..ght of
those hard working ui.-n who ar not
(irofevajonals but whom he thin': pro
fesxion.ilii home dealers see to it that a demoiiiti a
lor ai lends the launching ami puts you
through a course of instruction which
la-i". fifteen minutes ami in't worth the
bill vou feel yourself obliged to give him
other concerns mail you a book of In
structions v. Inch obcure considerablv
i he inaccurate notions you previously
held concerning motor-, oil and gasolene
The demonstrator turns a MMtr!i,
shakes something, open a lit 1 cock.
I cranks up. Turf-tufT-tulf-iun"-tutT-nin-tiifl-tillT-tUfT-there
he gne Willi an
I admiring snult for the brand of motor i
boats he represents, he departs and leaves j
you to your fate. It is a tragic moment
' when you are left alone with your boat '
! and the fifty small boys who nre looking on
You hit down and repeat the motions
I the demonstrator went through or try,
, to recall what was written in your book I
I of directions. The only things which'
are clear to you are that the tank should
the church.
The late John l.a Forge started more
than fitly years ago to carry out the
general scheme nf decoration for the
church. His first mural work In the
building, n figure nf St, John, was
the beginning of a series of notable
paintings nnd sculptures by well known
artists. The decorations will still re
quire years for their completion. ,
tit Rote of Lima, who la depicted
contain gasolene and the oil cup should
ho filled with nil. You also learn very
noon that by putting your finger on tho
top of the cylinder you receive; nn electrlo
shock. Don't wince, however, when the
current seem to boro n tunnel from your
wrist to your shoulder. For your audi
ence, who have seen such things before,
would howl with glee.
The best thing tocio, then, is to remem
ber that you left your two copies of tho
pilot rules (which you must carry ac
cording to law) nt home and besides
you weren't planning to go out to-day
anyhow nnd go home. You can rome
back the next morning at 0 or 7 and lie
alono with your monumental Ignorance.
It Is assumed of course that you have
not invested $3,000 or llo.ono In n real
yacht. Yacht owners nre not interesting.
Early In April or May they telephone
to the man in charge, have her fitted out,
painted, launched and at tho appointed
hour tho boat it ready to start. No, ll
Is assumed that you paid from SDH ns to
$0(io for your craft and are going to run
the wholo thing yourself. Then you will
know the joys of the river.
The next day nt fl o'clock you will b?
at the float pnslng In review the various
jrom the onlooVcerj.
implements required by the pilot rules
which you secured free of charge nt the
Custom House; red lantern, green lan
tern, flagpole, life saving cushions, a
whistle. You will not need the lan
terns, for you will not have the nerve
to go out nt night, when the great upset
occurs you will never think of the life
saving cushions; but hold tight to the
whistle. With the whistle you can, if
not go anywhere, at least summon aid.
Another discovery you will soon make
Is that straw hats are very hard to chase
on a stream especially when your motor
comes to n standstill. OU lias a nasty
liubit of spurting unexpectedly out of
littl" valves you open just to see what
will happen and machine grease stains
are meant to pass off with only tho suit
they blight.
'Iherefore on the third day you will
huve merged yourself completely in the
greasy, oily army of overalled skip
pers of the mosquito fleet and then, then
only, will they recognize you ns om of
them Here and there .some pompous
individual who bought n second hand
launch and does not conless his green
liens may mit on scraping olT the paint
or calking up the se.nns while wearing
an old derby, a humes mit and rubbers.
He could not for a second fool any real
W bile engaged m a prieflght with volir
motor, which now and then will fling
the ci.mk viciously against your legs, you
will ls approached by a polite individual
vi ho will win your sympathy and confi
dence by confessing that he knows very
little about motor boats; your spaik
plug, however, seems to li in need of
fixing, he suggests, and it may U that
he could get Jimmy to fix it for you.
.limniy used lo Is. a motor boat chauf
feur at the Ijitchmont Club. Jimmy
comes with a gruff expression, as though
he was inexpiessibly bored but was willing
lo help you. Ho snub you terribly,
looks at your motor with disgust,
turns a few screws, removes something,
looks at it. then at you, and his scorn
cannot l described in words Troin the
depths of his overalls he produces a sub
stitute for the something he removed
and turns the crank. Kverything goes
well now. He looks nt you once mnro
in silence.
Your duty is plain. After pocketing
his tip he remarks coolly that the some-
In one of the new paintings, was pop
ulate known ns the "Flower of the
New World," a member of a noble
family, she Joined the Dominican order
nt Lima, Peru, and devoted her life to
growing rose? nnd caring for the poor.
She Is portrayed In the Dominican tunic
of white, with headdress of black and
while, nnd In her hand she carries a
cruclllv. St. rcilznbeth, who Is pnr
tiayed In the other picture, Is repre
sented ns a princess.
Stanford White designed the high
nltar of Nubian marble and also the
sanctuary lamp, which 'Is considered
one nf the finest specimens of bronze
work In the I'nlted States. The rieco.
ratlve angels surmounting the high nl
tar were executed by Frederick Mac
monnles, nnd were his first commission
as a sculptor. In Htylo they hnve been
compared to Donatelln's adoring angels.
Other notable decorations are the
work of llela Pratt nf Uoston, liobert
Held, n member of tho Society of Ten
Painters, nnd Orant I.a Farge, who de
signed some of the architectural details.
The decoratlonn of the sanctuary nre
by John La Farsc. who also designed
twenty-two of tho stained kIuss win
dows which fill the clerestory.
"Tho Angel of the Hun," a mural
medallion on the north aide nf the apse,
Is also by Mr. La Fane, The compan
ion painting, "The Angel of the Moon,"
thing ho replaced Is $2 second hand, you
know; " 'd cost you $0 new."
And he takes tho part ho removed along
and sells ll for $2 to the next greenhorn.
When you ant at nn Inconvenient dis
tance, from your mooring place a few
things mo likely to happen. The pipe
I leading from I tin gasolene tank to tho
'motor may break or leak. The rain may
stop the spark plug or wet the batteries,
or the set screw which holds the propeller
to the shaft may work lno.se, or ymi may
run short of gasolene or lubricating oil,
or out of muro ousscdness tho motor
may stop after a few groans and a smoky
bx plosion.
Then it In lmieratlve, especially if night
is falling, to have tho whistle handy.
Your copy of the pilot rules will tell you
how many whistles you may blow In such
an emergency. Never mind the official
count; blow for all you are worth and all
the skjpers of tho mosquito Meet will
swarm to your assistance.
They will offer you help, supply's and
advice, or If the case looks hopeless they
will throw you a ropo and pull you home.
No question of salvage Is involved in this
art of courtesy. An exoh.mgo of cards
is tho only" formality tequlrtMl. Tho
freemasonry of the water is one of the
most pleasing experiences which the
green skipper has when venturing fortli
in his waterhug craft. Whenever any
thing seems to ls wrong on a vessel of
the mosquito Meet, long lsfore the C l D
call for help has sounded shouts au heard
from passing craft "Want any help?"
That feeling of brotherhood is very
comforting; it stands in strong contrast
to the indifference shown bv motorNta
j who ignore or even scorn the fellow
motorist stalled on the road. It is prob
fably ilue to the fact that 75 t cent, of
the automobile owners entrust their
machines to a chauffeur, white. S.1 per cent
'of the motor boat owners are their own
i skippers, engineers and helmsmen.
I 'I he sociability of the water added to
I the fact tliat motor boating with its at
I tendnnt manual work constitutes a splen
did diversion is making the sport moro
' popular every year. The mosquito fleet,
is increasing. at the rate of X per cent,
every year, and still the number of motor
I boating accidents is very small.
Water roads are broader than motor
I roads, and whether you use a motor dory
crawling along at the rate of eight miles
'an hour ir ate steering a hydroplune
skimming the waters with the ced of
I an express truin there never is in your
mind the fear of the bend hi the road
i which you shouldn't take on two wheels
or that some roaring monster may charg
you from behind.
I Kor readers fond of statistics it may
' be mentioned that the average price of
a vessel of the mosquito Heel isjabout
JI.Vi, that the average consumption of
oil is ten gallons a summer and the average
consumption of gasolene is 10,1 gallons.
'Multiplying these figures by the number
of boats and the price of oil ami gasolene
W ill make a delightful pastime lor readers
with a mathematical turn of mind,
besides the oil, gasolene and supply
, ItidUstriesanother great indu-try is greatly
benetltisl by the growth of the mosquito
fleet, the sandwich industry.
'lliere are many boat clubs around
Manhattan Island, but in them the 1 ,.ir
I generally receives mete attention than
the liming room. I he timing room is
generally reserved for the college man
who owns an outrigger and paddle.- ten
twenty minutes every dav before the girls
i The real motor boat owner in nvornlW
j and an oilcloth cap whose bands keep
by the same nrtlst, won for him a gold
medal of honor from the Architectural
League, This picture was never In
stalled In the church, and nt the disper
sal nf Mr. La Farge's art collection to
adjust his estate It was purchased by
the Hrookyln Instltutu of Arts and
Mr. Harris, now In charge of the deco
ration ot tho interior of tho I'aullst
Fathers' Church, ha been commissioned
the manicure busy for three hours on
Monday morning in not wanted there.
As tho shores of the Hudson are not lined
like tho shores of Kuronean Hvern with
little "fry houses" hospitable to canoeists,
I skippers and other unconventional looking
I individuals, It's sandwiches and the bottle
of ginger ale, which you trail at the end
I of a string from tho stern to keep the
i beverage cool,
"No mote Oliver Twists" might be
taken ns their motto by the. administra
tors of thn Hrltlsh local Government
Hoard In their new methods of dealing
with pauper children. Kor the last forty
years there bas been a steady growth
of public opinion In tlrent Britain In
favor of the temoval of children from
the workhouse altogether.
In 1310 the secretary of the l.ornl
Government Hoard Issued a circular to
' the 040 boards of guardians In the
I kingdom, urging them to take effect lie
steps to the end that the maintenance
'of children In the workhouse should
no longer be recognized as n legitimate
! way of dealing with them. As n re-
suit In the last two years sixty boards
JsJif-r . K
The re&.l.thlifj.
of guardians have provided Feparate
accommodation for children outside the
ordinary workhouse wards, and In the
great majority of workhouses the chil
dren are segregated from the adult
On January 1, lfll'J, there were 2S1,
S3" children In receipt of relief In Mnp
land nnd Wales. Of these 1S1.039 were
In receipt of outdoor relief nnd nearly
nil of them were living with parents
who were themselves In receipt of re
lief and more than half of tle total
number were children of widows, unlv
11,:I06. Including orphan and deserted
children nnd children In respect of
whom parental rights nre vested In the
guardians, nre receiving relief on their
own account, and nenrly all of these ate
boarded out.
All children boarded out and those
receiving relief while living with their
parents are subject to constant Inspec
tion so ns to Insure that the relief pro
vided Is properly applied. The method
of supervision commonly ndopted Is the
appointment of a suitable woman In
each union us an assistant relieving
officer. Hoarding out Is considered the
mi'st satisfactory method of dealing
with child paupers. It at once nstoies
Hie i )i lid to tamll.v life and il Involves
no capital expense for the erection of
homes. Its disadvantages are that the
opportunities for technical training are
few, and only those chltdien can be
boarded out who ate orphans or de
serted or whose control has been taken
ovei bv the guardlnns from vicious or
weal; minded parents.
Taking the tables for London as an
example, the modern methods of dealing
with pauper children by dlsti Uniting
them In a neat variety of Institutions
may easily he seen
I'n January 1. IMS. there were H,14i;
pauper children maintained In In-tltu-ilons
provided by the poor law authori
ties of London, nf thi..-e ; 17J weie In
worlilniii.se Infirmaries and S7 were In
Intlrm wards of workhouses la other
vv.nds nf worlihou-. s th. Ie were 710
i hlldren under 3 years of n?e and l'1'l
between the ages of and HI. T!m. n.liin
nnlv out of the t..tal lS.lbi vv.ie In
woi Minuses and mote ihan i.tifia of them
were In the intlrm.irles.
Aboui 7.". per ...m qf thrsp children
go in training s lion's and Instil. nlons
where ihev no. t.m ;Jii to earn their own
llvlnc In after l'.". The girls are mostly
trained as tlomerlc I'vants. and
trades are taught lo a large number of
the bovs who show the requisite apai
iiv At the present tune there I- no
iiottn.il. healthy child of school a Re per-ni.inii-.il'
tinlnfiilned lu a London
1 to paint nnnther "Angel nf the Moon,"
J which will bo plncrd In the south side '
I of the apse and will be n companion
' picture to "The Angel of the Sun."
About two years ago "The Crucifix- '
Ion," by this artist, wns unveiled on 1
the east wall of the church. It Is the,
largest mural painting ever executed
for the Interior of n church In Amerlcn.
In preparation tor this work the painter
spent a year In Jerusalem.
il'iltsliurg Trying n Plnn to k
1 dilce Hie t'ost of
1 Federated Marketing ('lull Seek'
! to Kliiuiiiiite llic
I'lysnt'iKt, -lime 2.'. Pittsburg wonio'i
have begun a inoement lo put the mid- '
(Helium nut of business in at leas! one
branch of trade in order to lower the cot
of living. "The huckster must go." they ,
j declare, anil they are also opposed to tin
1 ' i
I man who rents space in the market house
on market days, buys vegetables, produce
i and Iruits from the farmers and sells
them to the con-unier at a profit. Sueii
tradespeople hive no justification fo.-
1 their business, th" women say.
Not lor nearly lulf a century perh'ip.s
has Pittsburg witnessed the spectacle thit
attracted thousttids to the market wharf
last Saturday morning. Hundreds of
women were at the wharf carrying market
baskets. Scores came in automobiles,
others in the street cars. Some were there
at .1 A. M., and the biggest part of tho
buy ing was finished and the women were
on the way home before 7.
Karlier in the week the federated mar
keting club had announced that members
would go to the wharf on Saturday to buy
from th" producer direct anil thus sava
the profit that usually goes to the middl"-
I man. Some of the women brought their
I husliands along, but not many. Mrs.
i John S. riannery. president of the fed-
erated clubs, said in an address to tho
members that management nf the home
was the function of the women and that
the men should not be a-ked to get uilo
l he light
"We can beat the middleman and deal
directly with tne pnslurer ourselves,"
said Mrs. Flaunery "Let our husbands
go to their work and let us manage our
homes and buy the lood. 'Ibis going to
the wharf on market days anjl doing our
marketing with the tanners and gardeners
' will bring us some discomforts, but the
sacrifice i- small compared with vvn.it we
, w 111 accomplish."
So the women turned mi. There, were
. many who had nev erlon tneir marketing
personally bet ore. bin were accustomed to
older by telephone. Most of them proved
what Mrs. I'lanuery had slid, namely
thai woman is a natural pure basing ugetu.
Mr.- I'lanuery had her nids .lining tne
women m-tructing and cdvising them
'I he lii'iners. ulinos without exception,
s.'ld rea.lijy t i tne women ill prefereni
fo the hucksters and stall renters, reiliz
' ingthif eventually they will be the gainers.
Selling to the consumer, they figure, will
not put them in i'i po-it ion of being forced
frequently to sell tiiejr products at a sac
riflie lo a middleman
'I lie ell'ei t of 1 oe women's plan of buying
wa. apparent i.i the central market.
Many of tin- hucksters and -tall renters
did not buy at all, leinng to takn the
ri-1; of having a si.icl. left on their hands.
Others wii) bought lost on their invey.
menis. for l he usual trade was not there.
"Now in. i' we a-e started we are goiii'j
in keep tut up." s-ud Mrs. Flaunery.
"Will1 th vio'tlen of Pittsburg needed
more f,ii aivi.uiig else was education
in price- and tu t'" proper methods of
buying. We are learning nnd it does
not lake a woman long to leatn
".Now tlrii women reili'.e l har twy cm
beat the hucuster and the market stall
rente.- and gc their foodstufls at the
orisiuil price they will take advantao
ol their knowledge You will see hun
dreds of women among the market wa'jotu
who never went lomarkel before."
The fis.lern.ted marketing clubs lnvo
found an old ordinance thai makes j; a
misdemeanor to "forestall the market.
The women want this ordinance enorcod.
It makes il unlawful lor any one to "sell
or expose for sale any article of meat,
poultry, fruit . butter, eggs or otner
product usuallv sold in market wnie;
they may have purchased within tho
limits of the city markets on market days.
"It shall not be lawful for any pn.-s n
to have delivered during the mi-;"'
days, nnd hours, any article- above re
ferred to, within the limits of the several
markets, for the purpose of reselling tho
same at their place or business."
This ordinance hit not been enforced
for years and was practically forgotten.
Wholesale merchants have joined witn
the women In nsking thn: the ordintneo
shall be enforced. .Should it bo revived
and enforced it means the market middle
man will have to quit in Pittsburg.
"The biitcnVK aro teaching women how
to buy and how to use what nre called
rough cuts of beef, not the choice tender
loin and moro expensive meats," said
Mrs, I'lanuery. "When there is los de
mand for tho liner cuts the price will com
"Wo have been agitating for several
years, talking about remedial legislation
and petitioning Congress to break the beef
trust, but vvn can solve this high cost of
living problem ourselves in largo measure '
by ieainliiK how to buy. And wo are
doing it."

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