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THE "MOVIES" VISIT THE
Washington, Mar-ch 1 1.
Calmly facing a battery of strong
mercery lights, which threw a
lurid, uncanny glow through the
House, Speaker Champ Clark, to
day mounted the rostrum, rapped
the gavel,- went through a num
ber of dignified motions, and ad
dressed our honored legislators
for the benefit of "the movies."
The play looked quite real.
Heavy ropes of electric wire lit
ter the floor of the House. The
official reporters were Jined be
fore the marble rostrum looking
industrious for once in their lives.
Clark held the gavel aloft The
official staff assumed a prayerful
attitude: Clark glowered at the.
Republicans. ,t he moving picture
"Sit down," came the order,
from the moving picture man,
"and now for heavens sake some
of you men try and look natural."
The pictures are to be used m
the coming campaign.
WILL MAKE WOOL TRUST
WOOD SHOW THEM
Lawrence, Mass., March 11.
A sub-committee of the general
textile strike committee left this
city today for Boston to talk over
a settlement of the strike with
President Wood, of the Wool
Trust, and other mill owners.
Every member of the sub
committee believes that next
Wednesday will see the end of
the striked Wood has promised
to demonstrate, in .'dollars and
cents just exactly what the last
offer of the bosses mean's to the
If Wood can prove what he
said Saturday, that , h'is offer
means an increase of 12 per cent
in the wages of all workers earn
ing from $4 to $7 weekly, and a
lesser percentage of increase for
skilled workers, the strike will be
The skilled workers went on
strike merely Uhat their more
poorly paid fellows might get
justice, and will ipake no opposi
tion to an ending of the strike
merely because they themselves
will not benefit as much as the'
The "speeding up" system, by
which the mill owners increased,
the speed of the machines, endan
gered the lives of the workers and
drained them of their energy, also
will be taken up today. It is felt
certain that the owners are ready
to agree to a modification of this
So sure are the strike leaders
that the strike will be settled that
they today prepared for a mass
meeting of all; the strikers on the
ONLY 'A HABIT
"You say you are your wife's
third husband?" said, one man to
another, during a talk. .
"No, I am her fourth husband,"
-was the reply.
"Heavens', man!" said the first
speaker. "You Sre not a hus
band you're a' habit." Cana
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