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he lives. Advertisements may also be placed at the rate of twenty-five cents for fifteen words in the weekly bulletin, which is authorized by the bill to be issued by the central bureau at Washington, and to go to every postoffice in the United States. Thus, at a cost of seventy-five cents, any employer, or any would-be employe, may make his wants known to the whole country.
The Bureau is authorized under this bill to furnish transportation to persons obtaining employment through its service, the amount to be paid back in full or in installments, under such regulations as may be determined to be practicable. The Bureau is also authorized to furnish transportation at a reduced rate, or even free, when circumstances warrant. The Commissioners are to have powers of investigation and mediation in cases of strikes and labor disturbances.
The bill has the advantage of presenting a plan which will be cheap in operation, and yet efficient from the start. In many cases no additional employes would be needed. The posting of the blanks each day could be done by the
COPYRIGHT-MARRES & EWING postmaster in a few moments. It is esti
DAVID J. LEWIS, CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE mated that the modest fee of fifty cents, He went into the mines as a breaker boy in his youth. charged only to those who have an income of one dollar a day, together with a rule go back, because he finds a new the fee paid by the employers who use environment that is very attractive to the service, will provide practically all the him; he is lured by the Great White money necessary to make the service Way, he has movies and other cheap entirely self-supporting.
attractions, and he thinks of the short The bill would undoubtedly have one hours, and all that. This is the way result that is enormously important to the bill takes care of that situation: the the United States—that is, it would man is under no necessity of going to tend to keep the farm laborer on the the big .centers to get a job. When a farm. Mr. D. B. Wheeler, of Washing- farm laborer looks for a situation he ton, D. C., who helped Representative naturally looks for work at farming, MacDonald in drawing the proposed and any system that would quickly put bill, pointed out this feature before the him in touch with the kind of work to committee during the hearings. He which he is accustomed would genersaid: “You take the rural communi- ally keep him in that field of labor. ties and the labor there necessarily But when the rural worker goes to the must be trained. Now, when the farm city he is desperate for a job, and he laborer gets out of employment and will take anything he can get. Now,
TRUCK DEVICE MOTOR trucks used by the Schenec
tady, New York, Street Railway Company have been equipped with an antiskidding device which does not wear out the tires but which is, nevertheless, as effectual as the ordinary chains. Cross bars are fastened to an ordinary cable chain. The chain is placed in the trough between the two tires on each wheel of the truck. The device can be placed on the wheel without jacking it up and after it is fastened, as the wheel goes around, the frogs are constantly changing their position, thus preventing wear on any single spot on the tire. The invention is one that should prove of wide-spread interest to all owners of trucks and, with the development of the power-driven car, there are now a good many thousand of them in the United States.
DEVICE TO PREVENT TRUCK FROM SKIDDING "Cross bars are fastened to an ordinary cable chain. The chain is placed in the trough between the two tires on each
wheel of the truck."
PRIMITIVE METHOD OF CARRYING WATER USED AT MAZATALAN, MEXICO, DURING A SIEGE The besieging rebels had completely shut off the water supply of the city. The only water which the inhabitants were able to obtain, and then only in very small quantities, was drawn in the manner shown in the photograph across dreary
stretches of desert sand.
A STOCK MODEL The company which turns out a large number of these boats every year, on practically the same lines, guarantees that
each boat is speedy enough to "run circles" around the fastest ocean liner,
Twas at the Paris Exposition of with a cheap two-horsepower motor, that
1889 that the first motor boat, one ran over the water at a twenty-five-milewith a Daimler engine, was exhib- an-hour speed. Since that time there ited as a sort of marine curiosity. have been other boats of this type that
By 1903, and particularly in the race at fifty miles an hour. When first United States, wealthy yachtsmen be- introduced, this sea sled was as new to gan to build speedy twenty-one-mile toys the marine world as was the first iron like Napier I and cruising launches that ship, which the wiseacres declared would often refused to cruise at all.
not float. A few years later—in 1907—Albert In the past only a J. Pierpont Morgan, Hickman, seeing a boy sculling swiftly a James Gordon Bennett, a Vanderbilt, or over the water on a flat boat of six an Astor could afford the luxury of a spruce boards, got the idea for the revo- steam yacht, costing anywhere from one lutionary Viper I, a rude V-shaped box hundred thousand to a million dollars,