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nation is doing just as well as the
manufacturers can see what it is
doing it is, by excluding the
teaching of other trades, forcing
into the glove making trade, hun
dreds of children who would
otherwise take up something
really worth while. And by
creating such a supply it is -keeping
glove making wages 'way be
NEW YORK LETTER.
New York, Aug. 9. In some
ways Mrs. Antonio Lascerda
finds New York livelier than the
town she hails from. In other re
spects it is much less exciting.
For instance, in New York
there are subways and elevated
railroads, and taxicabs, and mur
ders at all hours, and restaurants
with bands in them, and chorus
girls, and Fifth av. All these at
tractions are wholly lacking in
On the other hand, when Mrs.
Lascerda sits down "to her lunch
eon in a New York restaurant she
feels perfectly certain nothing
will eat up the waiter while he is
serving her. In Mozambique, on
the other hand, one never can tell.
The waiter may come back with
one's piece of pie when he has
started after it, or they may have
to send another waiter.
Mozambique is in Portuguese
. East' Africa. Not many people
from Mozambique visit New
York. Probably Mrs. Lascerda is
the only woman who ever wrote
that name on an American hotel
register. There are only 13 white
women in Mozambique, all told.
Mrs. Lagcerda tells a number
of interesting things about Mo
zambique, of which perhaps the
most remarkable is the discon
certing proximity of various car
nivora, and the nasty habit they
have of helping themselves to the
"Why," she said, "the wild
beasts walk right into town in
broad daylight. Shortly before I
left a lion came into the back door
of the hospital. He went into the
kitchen, broke all the dishes,
grabbed the cook by the shoulder
and carried him off to the jungle.
No, the cook didn't come back.
"There is a station of the Por
tuguese East African railway
called Bombay Creek. It is in the
jungle. One day while a train was
stopping there a lion suddenly ap
peared at the window of a com
partment in which were a white
man and woman. The woman
was nearest the window. The lion
put his paws over the window sill,
dragged her out and all they ever
found of her was her bones.
"I was the first white woman
who, ever visited an uprcountry
Station called Bartohnidis. It
took we 15 days, part of the way
on horseback and the rest in a lit
ter. One day a lion ran past me,
seized one of our negroes and
made off with him.
"As for snakes we have some
really large ones in the neighbor
hood. They will swallow a sheep
whole, without breaking its
bones, and I have known many a
J negro to go the same way."
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