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uc skinny little chicken scratch
iag hard for a living.
Now, behold ! A strong and in
fluential rooster bestows a grub
upon a puny chic. The hungry
chic accepts, then drops its head
a feather lower.
Then, careful observer, watch
the antics of that philanthropic
rooster. He flaps his wings loud
ly, calling together all the pro
miscuous fowl of the country. He
then crows in a high-pitched
voice proclaiming his generosity.
"Ahs" and "Ohs" fall thick and
fast, and from that day Mr. Roos
ter struts about the barnyard,
scarcely condenscending to touch
his munificent feet to common
Have you not seen them strut,
with" their chests swelled out un
til they burst the buttons off their
feathered vests? The remainder
of their lives is spent in just
strutting. They are good for
nothing else. They wouldn't even
make a palatable gumbo soup!
And this is the sad part of it
they have the esteem of every hen
and rooster in the vicinity.
All this is like to the charity
bestowed on the working girl. A
crumb from the rich man's table,
with his signature baked deep
on every crumb.
The working girl does not want
charity. It saps her pride, her
independence and her individual
ity. That would be enough, but
that is not all.
There is a humorous side to
the situation. A humerous side
over which we cannot laugh. .
In the name of "Charity" a
great man donates a costly this
or a magnificent that to some in
stitution or affair that is suppos
ed to help working girls. Then,
in the name of "Business" the
working girl's wage is lowered;
thus a balance is struck.
The fat rooster struts. The
skinny chicken scratches.
Oh, you mighty man of busi
ness, don't be quite so charitable.
Pay the working girl what she is
actually worth to your firm, and
there will be no obligation on
These great charitable dona
tions look very well in print, but,
speaking seriously, Mr. Rooster,
we working girls cannot afford
WHAT MUST N. Y. BE?
New York, Jan. 23. A black
taxicab, deserted at the corner of
Lexington av. and 1 16th st., is the
only clue the police have to four
bandits who held up employes of
a provision house last night and
escaped with $800.
The men are believed to be the
same that held up two saloon
keepers this week, and the police
are trying to connect them with
the auto bandits of Chicago. The
graft investigations have demor
alized the police department to
Lsuch an extent that it is said the
robbers decided to come here
from Chicago becaqse there was
less chance of being caught.
New York. Helen Miller
Gould gave poor kids a feast at
Bowery Mission in-honor of her
marriage to F. J. Shepherd.