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Story About a Lodging
When you are in Paris, go down tbe Chasse d' Autla toward
the Seine and turn down the dlrtient side street to tbe left. Then
take a narrow dirty street to the right and. coming out on the
central markets, circle them half-way, pasu into moat, any narrow
■tret radiating therefrom, and aaxyour guide for the "Qlncampolx."
Better ask him by pointing to that name In your guide book. Quidett
sometimes kill Americans for orally trying their French on that
word "Qincumpolx."
The "Quinoampolx" ts Paris' famous lodging house for the
very poor, largely what we call "tramps." It is probably the worst
awful roost of human misery in all Csristendom. There comes tl>«
cripple who has made two "sous" because he has no legß. He.has
■pent one sou for roasted chestnuts and by saving the other till
night can sleep on'the floor of the "Qlncampolx." Here the clay
faced absinthe fiond dreams his dreams. Hern all ages, breeds, de
grees of want and degradation crowd each other, crawl over each
other, writhe around each toher, like snailti in a banker. Here you
find the "down-and-outs" of every stratum of so'iwty, rubbing their
sores together, teaching each other new vices, cursing the sun, the
skies, the laws, the condition!), life itself—tin- i>ua that iwws out
from all the tenters of society and which society isn't wise enough
to handle. For a copper, you may sleep on the floor. For two cop
pers, you may nit all night in a chair with your neck breaking across
its back. For I'O cents you get a mattress. At nlghtfull, you sneak
in with quick furtive glances, If you arc a thief; you craw) in on your
belly, like a turtle. If you are a cripple; you stride in with proud
airs and surly looks if you are simply "broke." Whatever you are, in
you go into the class of "tramps." Snores, sobs, signs, crazy solilo
quies of the nightmare—an army of "tramps" asleep!
Not long ago the proprietor of the "Qincompoix," in looking ovr>r
that scramble of human uiiscrables, got an idea. He had noticed
that some of the lodgers were strong men, with no particular* in ark-
Ipgfc of vice, men who apparently dlnllked the "Quinrampoix's" ac
commodations but were driven to them by hard luck. Maybe better
surroundings would lift these men from the down-grade whereon they
were sliding to tbe depths. He got some philantrophiests inter
ested in his project to uplift men by giving them a more decent place
in which to sleep. He raised a million francs ($200,000) and the
"Quincampoix" will have bedsteads, sheets, wash basins, and even
cheap minors, the idea being that a "tramp" is a human being.
Somewhere in that mass of humanity snoring, squirming on
the planks of the old "Quincampoix" are men who are to be helped,
saved to usefulness! There is risk. Undoubtedly the great ma
jority of those creatures lying there are sodden and helpless. But
some of them—
Dear reader, how do you treat the so-called tramps who come
to your door? Is It your Inviolate rule to be cold and calculating?
Do you miss all the chances to uplift?
How It Comes
"The time is rapidly approaching when the wealthy will tare
mob violence on the streets. This situation will be du>) to the fast
approaching day when working people will be deprived of subsistence.
Every day the position of the working man is !>eing worse."
Is tliis the utterance of an anarchic? No, this is simply the re
potted words of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, tuo man who hax tried hard
for many years to cave the milltnii3 of America from the incorporated
food poiboners of the nation.
"I thoroughly agree with Judge E. H. Gary," said Dr. Wiley,
"that unless something is done to alleviate the present condition of
unrest in the nation, mob rule is bound to come. The sentiment of
abhorence comes from over-capitalizing great industries, the selling
of watered stock, the promotion of worthless land schemes, the ex
tortions of express, telephone and telegraph systems and dozens of
Other schemes for deceiving and defrauding the people."
Just to Look At?
Kissing spoils the shape of the mouth, says Lillian Russell, and
»dds: "IT you want a pretty mouth, don't do it."
Of what use, then, is a pretty mouth? You can eat with any
old kind.
PLACING a bunch of new cowslips on our desk, Uncle Ketchel
Plxley says: "These here republican leaders is sayin' such dirty
things about each other that Seth Beardsley refuses to run for con
stable of Mogadore again, on nigs moral grounds. As the roads Js
gettln' better for automobeeU and fees Is consequenteely more prom
toin', I guess Seth is really afraid of the recall "of the judiciary."
NEW YOR—"My son, John, 18 years old, is staying out late
and I want It stopped," said Mrs. Anna Butler at Yonkers police
station. •
"Here, look at this," displaying a letter starting "My Darling
"You want him arrested for writing love letters?" asked the
"Exactly; I've supported him since he was nine months old
and I don't propose to los« him now."
EVKN the nerve of A. U. Mills after 30 years of political test-
Ing was not equal to the strain of appearing before the women's
dubs and trying to make It appear he was for a clean city, with
Pet* Sandberg and the Royal Arch back of him.
SPOKANE medium told a man that his dead father Is playing on
a baseball team in the spirit land and he's mad because she wol't
say whether day is playing the game of his life.
TAFT evidently hates to do It but the Stone-Webster-Rocke
falter influence is pulling strong for the appointment of Kliner
Harden to the bench here.
IN THK.sk parlous political days A. V. Fowcett is enjoying
life, enticing the rock-cod with an angle worm—and-is pretty well
WASHINGTON—Senator Jonathan Bonrne of Oregon has
filed his statement of campaign expenses for re-election to the sen
ate showing disbursement of $7 78.85.
MAYBE Mr. Bryan doesn't believe in throwing a hat Into the
ring before one has fully got his moneys worth of wear out of it.
OVER in Ohio, they've got Dan Hanna accused of rebating.
Bebatlng? It can't be a son of old Mark.
TOLEDO NEWS-BEE editor has seen two first spring robins.
That Mauniee water is the dangedest strongest stuff!
MISS ELIZABETH HANSON will read "Polly at the Clrcns"
at the Y. M. C. A. Wednesday evening.
April S, 1341, in the capltol at
R. me, Francesco Petrarch was
crowned with
the laurel
wreath of the
poet, .;;'; largely
because of the
Bonnets he had
written ,"tOr."a
married :>;. lady
named Laura,
whose- other
name ':.; history
hag .been gen
erous ■'■'. enough
—both to her and her husband
—to overtook. For .Laura wu
amtented at home and let the
poet sln« his sonnets under her
window without ever losing* her
*gnltr. Petrarch, we are told,
•pent 10 years in this sonnet
editorial Page of Cfie Cacoma €hnes
"My wife says women ought to vote," said Mr. Meekton. ,«,\m- (
"Well, have you any objection?" . ••. . ••■■■ fa.irMi*
"No. But there's going to be a terrible row if the women. wf our
community get the vote and then try to vote for anybody except for
her."—Washington Evening Star. -'. t,,,^
"They told me that painting is an absolutely authentic art treas
ure," said Mr. Cuinrox, doubtfully. •• . „-,...5,t jj „..(,
, "And they charged you a big price for it?" not V
"Well, to tell you the truth, I don't think they charged me, as
much for the picture itself as they did for collecting evidence that it
an old —Washington Evening Star. .. .», 0 , „
"Husband sick?" asked one woman.
"Not seriously," replied the other, "after the rest of the family
had gone to bed he stayed down in the cellar working over the fur
nace till he got his hands frost-bitten."—Washington Evening Star.
The Optimist—After all, marriage is the thing. If you marry
the right woman, there is nothing like it.
The I'"ssjsmis!— if you marry the wrong woman, there is
nothing like it!— London Opinion.
Old /ftxkiro ij&M,
The time comes apace when political kettles
Will get exceedingly warm.
When the fowerß of eloquence open their petals
And the orators "view with alarm,"
When the "pointing with pride" will be aptly in seiXon.
And the candidates, glowing with hope
Will fill all our ears with their rhyme and their reason—
The Grand Old Political Dope.
The papers (which haven't l>een NOTABLY quiet
On matters affecting the state)
Are changing their hullabaloo to a riot
As they strike their political gait;
"Front page" is the place for political scandal, '
In a jungle of headlines we grope,
And the editors sweat as they're trying to handle
The Grand Old Political Dope.
In office( in shop, and in clubrooms you hear it
Eclipsing the national game.
And often there's battle—or something quite near It
To keep things from growing too tame,
Wheerever we go we are certain to meet it
From Maine to the Oregon slope,
We dream it. we drink it, we talk and we eat It,
The Grand Old Political DOPE!
f Inquisitive]
[yams to KMOWrI;
"Oh, maw? —uh!" '■
"Now, Edwin, what Is it?" .
"Did they find the South pole?"
"Yes, my Seraph. The Ant
arctic | ice cap has at last been
conquered and the geographical
apex of that drear region discov
ered by an intrepid explorer."
"The pole was right there, was
it. maw?"
"Fnd«ed bo, Angelfaco. Capt.
Amundßon spent three days on
the identical spot making corrob
orative observations with scienti
fic Instruments and subsisting on
the frozen flesh of defunct can
ineu along with other privations."
•-"Perfectly settled, Is it, maw,,
that they have the pole?"
. "Yes, Innocence, beyond the
vent me •of a doubt. But,
pray, don't ask any more ques
"Just one, maw." '
Well. Edwin—but" only one."
. . "Now I they've found It, what
are they lag to do with it?",?
; To answer ,>which "Maw"
thought and thought for the long
est kind of time in vain. And In
the meantime the temperature of
her Immediate vicinity became so
frigid that Edwin's ears got froßt
bltten listening to the deep polar
.."She had, a. perfect figure."
Hall and wit* were entertaining
company burglar* wet/ up stairs
and stole the (old Din* off their
babies, I together { with, t aer. Jew
elry valued »a ; $1509. v; ; i ..Ij''
We haven't beard from those
•even governors lately.
The salary of the president of
Switzerland Is $4,000 a year.
When the old sea captain says:
"Damn my eyes," could that be
called a cursory glance?"
A St. Louis man was arrested
for trying to sell a good $20 bill
for |15. Crasy? Of course he
"Movicig pictures I love," re
marked the young man, with a
smile quito engaging and gay.
"Then you can come up and move
mine," I replied, "when I take a
new flat, first of May."
A man as uharp as a tack?
Or bright as a dollar?
Or hard as nails?
Or quick as lightning?
Or full as a goat?
Or straight as an arrow?
Paragraphers are still making
jokea about poets starving to
Hope is certainly as free as sal
vation, for even democrats have
Burning the candle at both
cuds won't set the world on fire.
The absent-minded man puts
the collar button in a tumbler of
water and lets his false teeth roll
under the bureau.
J Ai— J * »3
-13. a MfAO stock out
/^<<^l)^RE^,"WHsM cHtNA^s
Horseradish contains th« high
est percentage of suipnur of
vegetable foods.
Conductor: F-f-are, p-please.
Tuff MoNutt: Say, ain't you
wise dat only de brave deserve de
By The Way
—HerSs a little bit of dialogue
that may Interest you:
"That indecent picture must be
"That picture Is not Indecent!"
"It is!"
"It's not!"
"Well, It's igot to be removed!"
"Well, it's not got to be re
—and so on for a couple of
more paragraphs.
The picture that caused this
( ommotio nwHg an oil painting of
the pink back of a slim girl done
.by Miss Margaret Taylor and
hung in the auditorium of the
Friday Morning club at Los An
geles for exhibition to 150 wom
The objection to the painting
luring hung was raised by mem
bers of the New York State so
ciety and the result was that the
oli], threadbare controversy over
the nude In art was again opened
for dtsonsalon and the vim and
gusto with which it was entered
into would undoubtedly hair« led
to a riot, had not the canvas of
to* undraped lady been turned to
the wall 1* the office of the club.
The miners' Great Union
President in center)
When John Siney, an Ohio
rnau, organized and b«ganie presi
dent of the first national union or
miners about 40 years ego, he
dreamed that some day the chid
of his .brain and tireless labors
would become sufficiently power
ful »o exercise an Influence In
sharing the working conditions
of the men who were com
pelled to spond nearly one-half
of their lives in the stygian dark
ness of tho earth's bowels, and
perhaps ultimately dominate the
mining industry as a whole.
The first, union started out
with less than 25,000 men en
rolled, and when the Knights of
Labor became a power In the
90' a they organized what became
known as national trades assem
bly No. 135, the mining division.
When the K. of L. began to dis
lnteßrato after the great south
west strike and other disastrous
contests, and the famous Rich
mond convention, an agitation de
veloped among the minors to
combine Assembly No. 135 and
the National Progressive union,
which occurred in January, 1890,
when John Mcßae of Ohio was
chosen president ot fhe United
Mine Workers of America.
Byt owing to unsurcessful local
strikes, loose methods of organi
zation, business depression a.nd
other industrial ills the miners'
organization was no stronger two
years later than when Slney
formed the first national union.
The real growth of th« U. M.
W. began about 1 a years ago,
after M. D. Ratchford of Ohio as
sumed the leadership, although It
was slow progross, John Mitrhell
followed Ratchford and, aided by
Mother Jones, W. B. Wilson mow
coiiKrossnian from Pennsylvania),
Tom Kewls and W. D. Ryan, and
the younger men who are now at
the helm- John P. Whie, Frank
Hayes, John Walkflr and others—*
the orßanlzation grew in loaps
and bounds, until today over
300,000 men are enrolled.
The winning of the big strike
in Illinois a dozen years ago—in
which the issue was clearly de
fined as to unionism probably had
more to do than any oth£r single
incident to guarantee the growth
of the U. M. W.
The greatest, strike in the or
ganization's history occurred two
years ago, when about 300,000
men walked out of the bituminous
mines. The strike was for more
wases and was settled by dis
tricts favorably to the men, lowa
and Michigan leading off after a
few weeks' shut-down, with oth
er states falling in line, Illinois
being the last to yield after nearly
six months of battling.
The anthracite strike of 1902
broußht out 160,000 men, n»arly
all of whom remained idle for a
period of over five months. The
Roosevelt anthracite strike com
mission awarded the miners the
nine-hour day and 10 per cent
more wages, but enforced the
open shop. This latter provision
In the award has proven a serious
handicap to the U. M. W. Dffic
ials claim that hundreds of active
unionists have been blacklisted,
resulting in thousands of others
being intimidated and forced to
desert the organization.
Baer, Truesdale and other oper
ators claim that White really
doesn't represent more than 25,
--000 organized anthracite men, or
about 15 per cent, in the, three
districts. This is doubtless true,
thanks to the effectiveness of
their coercive methods. But John
Mitchell represented less than
20,000 men when the strike was
called ten years ago. In the big
Illinois strike only 11,000 men
were in the union when the fight
began and 75,000 were enrolled
when It ended. When 30,000
miners quit work In the West
moreland field three years ago
and battled over one year only a
"But If Jeisle detests Mamie so,
why doea she kiss her cheks
each time they meet?' 1
"It muiwi up Mamie's com
Rtf f<>«itfn nuaiitctM office m«j« 12.
PHI JIM KS < ir. uUUou Wept. Main 12.
* Il\/I^»^W EdltorUU »«*t. M«ln 7»4.
and two fomirr pn-nidents of the
handful were organized.
A peculiar feature about the
miners i« that almost invariably
the non-unionists follow the lead
of the unionists. The only excep
tion to the rule has be«*n in West
Virginia, where the non-uuiou
men are held In servitude like so
A cartoon from II Kisrhietto, of Rome. The picture Is intended
to show Uncle Sinn all swelled with the Monroe doctrine. The sword
mil] military uniform on tin- chair are for. use wheu Sani'l goes lifter
the spoils himself in one of the other American countries.
Fighter, Bootlegger and "Bad Man" is Miss
Piekrell For Love of Whom Three
Women Have Killed Themselves
She Wear* Men's Clothing and
Is Kqually nt Home in a Sa
loon Brawl tfr Fist Fight—
She Has Never Failed to Hold
Her Own With the Toughest
Men in Pacific Northwest.
SPOKANE, April 6. —A strange
woman ia Nell Pickrel^ For love
of her three girls have killed
themselves. She has lived th«
life of a "bad man," dressing al
ways in men's clothes, holding
up her end with the toughest,
whether it was in a barroom or
a fist fight behind a dance hall.
She has occupied a cell in most
of the Jalla in the Pacific North
west and seems to enjoy the rep-
Itation of be I if g "a >bad man."
Nell Is a husky woman. On
several occasions "Harry Allen,"
the name under which she has
t>een known the greater part of
the time, has exhibited a decided
ly pugilistic nature. Fisticuffs Is
hardly the term to describe the
straight arm jabs and waterfront
swings the versatile Miss Pickrell
cuts loose when aroused.
Recently, after having sold
considerable whisky to sporty
young bucks on an Indian reser
vation, the "man woman" was
lodged In the county jail in Spo
kane, charged with "bootle.g
ging." Miss Piekrell was askod
to remove her cowpuncher dress.
She refused, an dexpressed a de
sire to smear the county jailor's
nose over his faco. This was de
«led, but ehe was allowed to
wear her cowboy dress every min
ute of her stay in the jail.
At times Miss Pifkrell aban
dons the dress of a gunfighter
and assumes the clothes* of an
up-to-date young man about
It wm during one of these
periods of barblal uplift that she
Jhet a younj? girl of Seattle, who
fell in love with the Amason and
when It wag disclosed that Harry
Allen was none other than the
notorious Nell Pickrell, the girl
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Monday, April 8,1912.
United Mine Workers.
many serfs by the Davlaes and
JOlkinseg ami other feudal barons.
If John P. White can Inaugur
ate a campaign that will result
in freeing the slaves of the mines
in West Virginia the dream of
John Siney will be in a fair way
to become > reality.
committed suicide.
Two other* ,<?lrla are said ito
have followed "in her footsteps;
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A&ouf ftople
8L * |»* ■■■'^ s£&&S^P \ ~
This ig the most popular "little '
man" in Washington diplomatic
circles. The dean of the corps
doesn't demand—nor get halt' as
much attention. H« is Horace
Emanuel Havenith; -his papa fa
the new minister from Belgium;
his mamma; Mme. Havenlth, w:is
Miss Helen Foulke,' an American*^
girl, ■ Horace was born in Persia.
So, you see, he's a -title Belgian^
Amerlcaii-Persian product. ' -

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