PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE BROWN BULLETIN PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION
Volume II SEPTEMBER, 1920 Number 3
WORKMEN'S ACCIDENT This law was passed by the alities of the industry, or to any
COMPENSATION State Legislature of New Hamp- steam boiler owned or operated
shire in 1911 and became effec- by the employer, provided injury
The Bulletin will publish a se- tive January 1st, 1912. is occasioned by the explosion of
ries of short articles relating to
It has been in force without any such boiler or explosive.
this subject for the information
amendment since that date and (e) "Work in or about any
of employees of the Brown Com-
pany, covering the more impor- applies to classes of work which quarry, mine or foundry."
may be briefly described as fol- Section 2 of the law provides
tant features of the state law lows: that if the employer does not ac-
governing the right to and the
payment of compensation to in- (a) "The operation on steam or cept its provisions such employer
electric railways of locomotives, shall be liable to workmen for in-
jured workmen, with the recom- engines, trains or cars, or the juries caused in whole or in part
mendation that they will preserve
for reference the issues of the construction, alteration, mainte- by failure of the employer to
paper containing the articles, in nance or repair of steam railroad comply with any statute, or with
order that a better understanding tracks or roadbeds over which any order made under authority
of the law and its application to such locomotives, engines, trains of law, or by the negligence of
or cars are or are to be operated. the employer or any of his or its
accidental injuries may prevail
among the employees of the (b) "Work in any shop, mill, officers, agents or employees, or
company. factory or other place on, in con- by reason of any defect or insuffi-
The law was intended to com- nection with or in proximity to ciency, due to his or its plant,
any hoisting apparatus, or any ways, works, machinery, cars,
pensate employees for loss of
time due to disability caused by machinery propelled or operated engines, equipment or appliances,
accidental injuries sustained in by steam or other mechanical and such employer must pay all
the course of their employment power in which shop, mill, factory damages which the employee suf-
or other place five or more per- fers from injuries caused as
in any of the classes of work de-
scribed below, which were con- sons are engaged in manual or above, and in case death results
sidered by the Legislature to be mechanical labor. from the injury must pay all
especially dangerous, and also to (c) "The construction, opera- damages suffered by his or her
provide compensation for the tion, alteration or repair of wires personal representative under the
families of workmen who suffer or lines of wires, cables, switch law as it existed before the pas-
fatal injuries by accident arising boards or apparatus charged with sage of this act, and the workman
out of and in the course of their electric currents. shall not be held to have assumed
employment. (d) "All w o r k necessitating the risk of any injury due to any
The law is entitled: dangerous proximity to gun pow- cause above specified; but the
Employers' Liability and Work- der, blasting powder, dynamite employer shall not be liable under
men's Compensation Law of New or any other explosives where this section for any injury where
the same are used as instrument- it shall be made to appear by a
Hampshire. (Continued on page 11)
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a shortage of spruce, as more than ports fifteen per cent loss. Is it
The Brown Bulletin 80 per cent of the actual ingredi- not wise for all to try to reduce
ents of paper, of all kinds is this to at least seven per cent ?
Contributions of news items are spruce.
requested from every employee. It is
The United States uses over MONTEZ, MONTEZ,
not absolutely necessary that you write
an article. If you have any news to offer 38,000,000 tons of paper in a year, MADEMOISELLE,
er an article to suggest, drop a note in and to produce this paper, it re-
the suggestion boxes placed in the quires about 57,000,000 tons of SANS PEUR,
different mills for that purpose. spruce. To obtain this tonnage, SANS PEUR
we have to cut down our spruce The following story is told of
Vol. II. SEPTEMBER, 1920. No. 3
forests at a terrific rate. two American' school teachers,
Editorial Staff: We have practically made no who were seeing Paris. They
Editor-in-Chief W. E. Taft effort to replace the trees, which climbed into a crowded bus in
Associate Editors j g^Jg* took from 100 to 150 years to which there was little room to
Business Manager J. H. Briggs grow, so we find ourselves in the sit. There was no one riding on
embarrasing situation of depend- top of the bus. Apparently it
WHAT ABOUT YOU? ing on other countries for one- wasn't done. Nevertheless one
The average man in the paper third of our paper pulp. It is a of them with inward trepidation
industry has not concerned him- fact that the average issue of a but with outward sweetness and
self very much about the paper New York morning paper devas- confidence asked permission to
shortage, although many news- tates from 25 to 80 acres of forest. climb up above. The answer of
papers and magazines are larger One large publisher, before a the conductor was instantaneous
than ever and a few small news- Congressional committee, esti- and typically Gallic in its enthus-
paper publications have b e e n mated that at the present rate of iasm. "Montez, montez, made-
forced out of business. The news- increase of paper consumption, moiselle, sans peur, sans peur."
papers and magazines continually we will have exhausted our sup- In our own Berlin Mills family
tell us of this crisis in our paper ply of pulpwood in thirty years. not so very long ago no women
industry. We must expect the Government were employed. It simply wasn't
There has been a Congressional to put restriction on all waste and done. Girls might look at the
investigation, but Congress in- unnecessary use of paper. stairs at the Main Office and wish
vestigates everything, therefore All authorities agree that we there was an opportunity up there.
we are but little concerned about should lose no time in re-foresting Today, however, conditions
their reports. our devastated timber land. have changed,, new needs have
We, as employer and employee arisen, and the women have
About the only evidence the
who obtain our living from the stepped into the gap. The Berlin
average man has is the increase
paper industry, cannot go blindly Mills organization welcomes wo-
in the price of his morning paper,
on as we have in the past, if these men, and the only question asked
but as everything else is more
reports are true. is, "Can you do the work that we
expensive, naturally he expects
It is reported that the United need done and can you do it as
his paper would be also.
States uses over 38,000,000 tons well or better than a man ?" The
According to Government and of paper a year with an average spirit is that of the French con-
scientific reports there exists in of ten percent waste in the manu- ductor, "Montez, montez, Made-
our paper industry a real crisis facturing of paper from pulp, or moiselle, sans peur, sans peur."
and the sudden increase in the in other words a loss of 3,800,000 Several months ago we pub-
demand for news and magazine tons of paper a year, with a value lished pictures of many of the
papers, has forced upon us the of about three hundred and seven- women in the Burgess organiza-
realization of our condition. ty million dollars. tion. This month we include
Several of our large newspapers Is it not time that we, number- those of the Berlin Mills offices
bought outright, or secured a ing 40,000 employed in the paper and store, next month we will in-
controlling interest, in big paper industry, began to make war on clude the research, electric repair
mills to insure for themselves a this terrific waste, and see if there and kream krisp departments.
supply of paper, to the disadvant- is not some way to save at least They're an efficient as well as a
age of smaller publications, which one-half ? good-looking lot. We don't know
must buy their paper in the open One paper company reports whether they can cook or darn
market. The whole situation is seven percent loss, another re- (Continued on page nine)
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Joseph Mooney, the genial clerk of the Big Jack Murray says that his youngest Company Timber Beasts." Much atten-
Brown Farm, spent two weeks in Berlin son will make a great man for the Com- tion was received from tourists who in-
recently, substituting for his brother Jim, pany's drive. He's awake every morning variably asked if they might photograph
in the office of the Woods Department. at three o'clock, shouting louder than the beasts. Several interesting snap-
It is rumored that Joe will not be invited George Home ever could. shots of the ever-smiling Jack Murray
down again as most of his time was spent were obtained in this manner.
in the telephone booth answering the calls A visitor to Patoine's camp on the
of his many feminine admirers along the Diamond asked Patoine if he had any Ned Richardson of the Pontook House
Magalloway. "Mentholatum." Patoine looked at the remarked recently that he thought he'd
skylight, the windows, the c a r e f u l l y buy a Super six. Henry Jordan, who was.
George Anderson, one of the Woods chinked walls and pulled this one: on his way down river, remarked that if
Department clerks residing in the neigh- '"Well, no, we hain't got very much of "Sweepstakes" got a Super-six he'd have
boring village of Milan, has spent a very him. We hain't need very much. They to have a "two-by-six" in a short time.
busy summer. Besides clerking for the was only free men of us here last winter
drive at Pontocook and Errol, "looking so we jest hopen the door once in awhile."
Joseph Mooney was in Milan recently
after" some jobbers in Dixville, and writ- and paid a visit to the new poultry farm.
ing for the Bulletin, George has found While camping in Dixville Notch this
time to teach his youngest boy to walk, summer, Howard Woodward placed a Joe says he never saw so many chickens
and to buy and tame two wild flivvers. sign beside the State road reading, "Brown in one bunch before.
Site selected for an experimental forest nursery at north end of Cupsuptic Lake.
Young trees are being raised at present on a small portion of this area.
Soiling crops are planted on the balance.
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CURLEY GRACE FIENOEL EYP.YN (ANCY ESMOND MOFFETT HELEN COOPER
MAJ?GARET (/irroffD RENA MORRIS JMtPHircllcfrouGHiiN HAZEL HUGHES [VA )OUNG PAULINE SHERIDAN
EVELYN <$TVDD G^NEVitvE FLYNN MARSARETTE MONAHAN OLIVE OSWALD
THE BROWN BULLETIN Page Five
* UPPER PLANTS NOTES *
MAIN OFFICE Miss Elizabeth McLellan of the cash- running for the Presidency. Pete Beau-
Miss Helen Cooper has just resigned ier's office is planning an extensive trip doin says that he and his mates at that
her position with the labor department to west on her annual vacation. time wore galluses with B:L tags pinned
accept a more remunerative position in to them and many and strenuous were
other fields. Mr. Elmer Nutting of the accounting the fights taking place between his gang
department is still ill at his home in New- and a rival band of Cleveland supporters.
Mr. Poisson of the accounting depart- ton, Mass. Mr. Nutting left on his an- These photographs will be copied and run
ment has recently returned from his va- nual vacation in May and was taken in the Bulletin as opportunity offers.
cation. seriously ill. He was at once removed to
the hospital where he underwent two Mr. John H. Gullison of the Cascade
Mr. Peterson of the Portland office serious operations. It is the wish of all mill has lent a picture taken at the time
visited us on business this past month. that he will speedily recover arid that we the Riverside mill was building. This,
He assures us that we are constantly may have the pleasure of his presence too, is slated for publication in the near
growing. once more. future.
Our favorite, Mr. N. G. Cram, spent a Mr. Tankard was in Woodsville a few At the upper mills there is a brave but
few days in Boston and took that oppor- days this month in the interests of the tender-hearted superintendent. Five kit-
tunity to enjoy a ball game or two. Few company. tens came to bless his home early this
enjoy this form of sport as does Mr. Cram summer. Our hero couldn't bear to kill
and few are better informed on this sub- Joseph Letourneau was in Syracuse, N. those cats, so he got another man to do
ject. Y., and Worcester, Mass., on his annual it. The contract called for five cats. In
vacation. order to make up the quota about all the
Mr. Joseph Mooney of the Brown Farm cats in the neighborhood suffered. Some
is replacing Mr. James Mooney who is The Misses Young and Oswell enjoyed of our most prominent citizens lost dearly
enjoying his annual vacation in and a long and welcomed rest at Peak's Island beloved felines. In memory of their es-
around Bangor, Maine They have been taking swimming instruc- cape, the cats that remained are planning
tions for some time and this proved of an annual passover celebration.
Mr. Bailey's department has found it great help and afforded them an oppor-
necessary at this time, because of increas- tunity to fully enjoy the bathing privileges RIVERSIDE MILL
ing work, to add to the force Mr. Maurice at the beach.
A Riverside man makes the following
Oleson, who recently completed a success- suggestion to the civil engineering de-
ful business course with high rank. Mr. D. W. Linton spent part of the partment: "I think that it would be a
month at the seashore with his family. fine thing to have something over the
Mr. E. E. Morris of the accounting de- new boiler house smoke stack so as to
Mr. W. F. Swan spent two week? travel- prevent the small cinders from falling all
partment is back from his annual vaca- ing. Among the places visited were
tion. over the yard and into the public eye on
Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Main street. The man going in and out
of the mill is liable to go blind from them."
Mr. M. McCarthy is enjoying Conway Mr. Louis Arey of the cost department
and the surrounding country for two reports that Washington, D. C., is all they
weeks. say it is. He is in a position to know for
he has just returned from a two weeks' Delphis Ramsay's new house is rapidly
Miss Evelyn Studd recently returned visit to that city and surrounding points. being completed. That brings to our
from a two weeks' trip to Canadian minds the fact that we got no cigars from
points. RESEARCH DEPARTMENT Delphis on the arrival of that baby girl.
Born, August 11, 1920, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith spent his vacation at Porter's
The recent hot weather has made work D. H. White a daughter, Penelope Ann.
in the Main Office, "under the tin roof" Pond, Maine, and Danielson, Conn. Ask
anything but a round of pleasure. We Ray what his opinion is of a detachable
Mrs. J. E. Anderson of 142 Norwegian rowboat motor.
are of course all looking forward to a street has lent to the photo section a
new, better ventilated structure at some valuable collection of seven photographs
future date. This has been spoken of for taken at Berlin 37 years ago. They in- John Thoits also spent part of his period
some time but owing to pressing work, clude the site of the Cascade mill, the old of leisure in Maine, going and coming via
necessary to care for our ever increasing sawmill and log pile, the site of Burke's Ford.
business, scarcity of labor, etc., it may mill, Carl Olsen's house, John Oswell's
not materialize until conditions are im- house, the old wooden Grand Trunk sta- Maine seems to be very enticing to va-
proved. tion and a picture of the Berlin store with cationists from this department. Con-
a Blaine-Logan campaign flag flying in stance Boswick spent a week at Cape
Miss Ada Anderson has accepted a the foreground, reminiscent of the days Elizabeth, Maine, during the earlier part
position with the pulpwood department. when a distinguished son of Maine was of the season. Pol Dubey (Abie) was at
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FIGE & QTORE
M~. ElEANOff BAILEY
STELLA. UCLWC .
THE BROWN BULLETIN Page Seven
Old Orchard, Maine, for a week. Abie Mr. J. T. Cox, our manager, is passing that he would buy the place if he were a
enjoyed his first airplane ride while there his vacation hours at Boothby Harbor, millionaire.
—also the company of some of the fairer Maine.
sex. Ask him. Fritz Finson tells the best fish (or
Auguste Lefebvre and Joe Lemoine mosquito) story of the year. He recently
Fritz and his better half attended the have returned to our happy little family. went hornpout fishing. As it was dark
last circus. Certain attractions in one of We are all glad to have you back with us, Fritz put a light on the bow of his boat
the many canvas arenas caused Fritz to boys. and said light held great attractions for
become unaware of the presence of his the many billion mosquitoes around the
Lepha is sojourning in Canada, the land
wife and desertion followed. We will not of the happy. water. Frits says that they were so thick
say what happened after that but Fritz around his boat that when he was ready
says that he had a good time at the circus Gedeon Morrissette passed his time at to start for shore he could not get his
just the same. Success Pond for two weeks and says boat through the swarm.
LA TUQUE While out on a week end fishing trip to Pat Bradley is having a serious time
A prominent citizen of Berlin, N. H., Lake Long, Messrs. H. Murch and son getting his new tennis courts located.
may be called at any time by Chief and W. Nevin claim they saw a moose And he is not even able to talk it over at
Auclair of La Tuque's policejforce as a and got within two feet of it—close meal time now.
witness in a case against one of our auto enough for it to eat out of their hand, we
speed fiends. guess. They got a hundred and ten fish. The town has lost a good piano player
Other reports state that the fish caught in the person of Mr. GowerGillard, better
We shall always welcome visitors from were only one-third that number. We known as "Mike," who left La Tuque on
the U. S. A., but we want them to conduct wonder how many bottles of 2 per cent, July 26th. We here there is a possibility
themselves when here at least as well as went into their packs this time ? of his coming back in a month or so, and
they behave themselves at home. Just The new conveyor made for loading hope he will.
because La Tuque happens to be wet is into coal cars has proved a great success.
no excuse for New Hampshire people to
get mixed up in auto accidents caused by Since coming back from his vacation In spite of the hot weather, our young
excessive speed. Mr. Ed Moore, our walking information people continue to have dances, and al-
bureau, has transferred his affections and ways manage to have a good crowd and a
We have heard on good authority that his bulk from the sawmill department to good time. We are sure the dancing floor
Jack Fairbairn, late of the Main Office, the purchasing department. in the new club house will be much appre-
and now on the electrical staff, has come ciated and well used, as the present space
We are very glad to see Walter Arnott in the St. Andrew's Club is getting rather
to an agreement, with matrimonial in- back on the job again. The Rest Cure
tentions, with the daughter of our re- small for the crowds that are turning out
has certainly worked wonders for him. even during the summer.
spected Mr. Chas. Cash. Well, here's our
congratulations, Jack. Work is going ahead in good shape on
the new time office building and also on The pulp wood is sure coming up the
We are all wondering if Harry V. D. is the club house. The contractors, Messrs. conveyor from the river in good shape
taking his usual trip to Grandmere this E. G. M. Cape & Co. of Montreal, are now, and with the help of the continuous
week end, and what the special attraction showing a willingness to rush things barking drum is going to the pile very
is down there. along. clean.
Mr. Bert Rumney and Mike Moffett of Mr. Carlos Elliott reported his depar- Heard on the loading platform one day
Mr. Spear's staff have returned after one ture Saturday, August 14th. last spring:
week of sojourning. Girls in the front of me,
Pat Hinchey is endeavoring to take Mr. Phil Goss of the Electrical Department Girls in the back of me,
Everett Bird's place as office man for says that he volunteered for two wars Girls to the left of me,
and he has nothing to show for it. He has Girls to the right of me,
Super. Spear. Gee, but I do like the girls.
now joined the largest army in the world
Mr. Hayden is away on business. that has been waging war and signing
peace treaties for centuries and he hopes Did you know that New Hampshire is
Our Superintendent seems to be very to come through this engagement with a behind little Rhode Island in population
well satisfied with his new Hudson. No creditable record. All his friends and and that among the ten highest moun-
one doubts his judgment. fellow workmen wish him the best of luck. tains, Washington was not named 1
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If it is 180 feet from first base to third talked of Gorham team by defeating
base, how far is it from third base to them four straight games, and burying
home plate ? Ask Merle Ford. them with a 17 to 5 score in the last
SPORTS N—Is for Nibrocs, our Baseball stars,
game played at Gorham.
We are in hopes of making the October
I — Is for our infielders, who shine like
Number of the Bulletin a Nibroc Num-
ber, by having the season's averages and D
group and individual pitchers of the
B—Is for our Backstop, there's none Nibroc team, so watch for the October
The La Tuque tennis team played at better, Number.
Shawinigan Falls and Three Rivers on R—Is for "Reddy," that old fly-getter.
the 7th and 8th of August. They lost at O—Is for our outfielders, on the job all
Shawinigan by 7-2, but won at Three the time,
Rivers by 5-4.
C—Is for Corbin, oh, H—1! I can't make SOMETHING
Let us be reasonable with our ball this rhyme. For an up-to-the-minute bunch
team. They are all working every day. "YESSENNEH."
you have got to hand it to the
Can anyone mention a team as good as
the Nibrocs composed entirely of laboring A baseball league has been started at electrical crew at the Burgess.
men and all on permanent jobs ? the Cascade Mill. There are already Whenever a new fad is started,
three teams in the league, with the possi- you may be sure that soneone of
We all seem reticent about our winning bility of two or three more teams entering
ball team. Just a word of explanation: that bunch will take it up.
the league. The "Neversweats, captained
Hardly a chance to talk as we have been by "Cave Man" Preo, have played three
Some time ago much space in
unable to compete with any teams except games and have not been beaten yet; the Boston papers was given to a
Gorham. Apparently a majority of the they took into camp "Lucky" Stilson's young couple who got married
team seems to have stage fright unless nine from Berlin Mills, the White Bears and endeavored to spend their
they have met some of the opposing team of Berlin Mills, and their best feat was de-
or have had a dress rehearsal. I say honeymoon—one in one part of
feating the Cascade Electricians 3 to 0.
Gorham because St. Johnsbury wasn't The Cascade Electricians have such men
the country and one in another.
supposed to have a ball team the first as Jack Haney, Leo Landrigan, Billy Mc- No sooner did Mr. A. E. Harvey
time we played there. Others, we got Gee, Steve McGivney, Bill Palmer, etc. read this than he said " Here is
our second wind before the other team The Cascade Machinists, another team my chance to get my name in the
got too far ahead. We are good winners, in the league, captaineH by Danny
a good ball team and good losers. I shall
papers and I will go them one
Hughes, have a fast team, having such
add that I consider the Nibrocs as good a men as "Looie" Morrison, John Ve^zie,
better." Accordingly, Albert took
team as any working ball team when they etc. the lady of his choice to the
play the ball they know. "Cave Man" Preo has Herbie Landri- church and was married in due
There does not seem to be any doubt as gan, brother of the mighty "Dusty" Lan- form— then to show that not only
to which is the best base ball team in La drigan, doing the twirling for him, and could he copy another's idea but
has such men as Paulson, Sam Hughes,
Tuque, and we regret to state that the
Ross, Libby, Hayden, and Dubey for a
improve on it, Albert leaves by
best is not ours. In spite of Eddie But- the back door and goes back to
ler's good coaching the Athletics have wrecking crew.
lost three or four games straight to the These teams play three nights a week his boarding house while the
La Tuque team. Of course, when the and are ready to meet any department bride leaves by the front and im-
players insist on going out of town three team in the Brown Co., so, managers, mediately takes the train for
wake up and take them on.
or four at a time when there is a game Canada. Odds were freely offered
on, the team cannot expect to win. that Harvey wouldn't stick it out
The Nibroc baseball team is now trav- two weeks, but he did, altho, sad
If a base-runner is on first base; the eling at a fast pace and holding their own
batter hits a ball out into centre field; the against all teams. to relate, not one of the Boston
second baseman decides he will go out in Their twirling corps of Lafayette, Jones or New York dailies mentioned
centre field and field the ball; the runner and Capistrand are now traveling in big it.
starts for second base, he mistakes the league form and are mowing down the op-
short stop for the second baseman, he posing batsmen. FOR SALE
runs to the short stop position; when he "Coon" Morris is still the chief of the Five kittens: Four gray and one black
gets there he does not find second base wrecking crew with a percent of over and white. Will let these kittens go
and he starts to look all around as if .400, with "Cave Man" Preo in second cheap as we figure $1.28'^ will bring us
someone stole the second base; is the place. Preo also leads in fielding with a an annual income of $100" from our one
pet cat. Sulphite Storehouse Crew, Oscar
runner out if he finally gets to second base percent of .992 for 140 chance and 1 error. Gonya, Sales Manager.
before the ball gets there ? Lafayette is the leading twirler with
This play happened August 2nd, during six games pitched and none lost. Captain
the game between the Brown Company Wagner leads in run getting with a total FOR SALE
Office and the Cascade Electricians, Cas- of 18, and Old "Red" Wildes is the champ, One dog, one cat, and one duck. Apply
to H. S. Lee, Main Office.
cade Electricians winning by the score of base pilferer with a total, of 10. LATER: I have only the dog and cat
4 to 3. The Nibrocs cleaned up the much left.
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MONTEZ, MONTEZ, name. When we got into hot so short or so transparent. The
MADEMOISELLE. weather we were fed lime juice. girl used to wind about 50 yards
SANS PEUR, That is the reason English sailors of silk around her waist and
SANS PEUR are called Lime Juicers. They under her skirt, then we used to
(Continued from page two) drink this to keeb down scurvy. march up the dock as large as
We called on three ports of the life and twice as handsome. Of
socks, as their grandmothers course, we bowed and the girl
West Coast, Valparaiso, Rosario
could at their age, but we do and Iquiqus. I never was in smiled (deceitful thing) at the
know that office affairs would be Iquiqus but once and I was told officer as we passed. I made a
hopelessly e n t a n g l e d without there never was any rain there, good deal of money running on
them. Not only are they showing so thought this was a good time this route but spent it all. I got
that they can accomplish tasks to find out. I inquired of an old tired after a while of sailing on
requiring patience and accuracy, English ships, pay very small and
man if it was so that there never
but some of them are displaying was any rain in Iquiqus. "Well, accommodations very poor, so I
a high order of executive ability young man," said he, "never is a stepped out in New York, leaving
as well. In fact, it is not at all very long time, but I have been the Lime Juicers for good.
certain that men can hold their here 84 years and I have not seen Dear reader, do not get the idea
own against the best of them. any." that this is a history, it is not. I
There are, of course, some that When we got back to Liverpool promised to give you my views
might be classed as "Rest Room" I signed on the City of Berlin of of the American Merchant Ser-
types, but the great proportion the Inward Line. This boat since vice and to do so have to give you
are not to be judged by the few that time was bought by the In- my experience in foreign ships.
who are disloyal to the cause of ternational Navigation Company Well, I joined the S. S. Finance
opportunity for women in busi- and at the outbreak of the Span- of the U. S. and Brazil Mail
ness. Their most uncertain char- ish War she was taken over by Steamship Co. bound for Rio de
acteristic is a tendency to stay a the U. S. Government and named Janiero. This was a good line
few years, and right at the time Mead. From that time until the and American, that was the
when we need them most they present she is named the U. S. trouble. They could not compete
get married. There ought to be Transport Mead. Well, I made with the Lamport and Hott line
a law against it, but perhaps this quite a few trips on the City of which was English,, paying less
idea is to be classed with that of Berlin across the pond. Of course, than one-half of the American
the United States Senator, who you often heard it said that a wage schedule for almost every
introduced a law to stop laun- sailor has a sweetheart in every position or job on board of the
dries from tearing shirts. port. I do not know whether this ships, and when they needed re-
is so or not, but I do know that it pairs they were sent to England
MY THREE OR FOUR is very convenient, as every man where it was a great deal cheaper
VOYAGES TO SEA who goes to sea does more or less than in America to get repairs
(Continued from last issue) trading (there is another name made, and the American line re-
At the end of my visit with for this but trading will answer ceived no more per ton for carry-
Queen Victoria I was out of a job. the purpose) and the girl comes ing freight than the English.
I cruised about the docks in Liver- in very handy once in a while, Passenger rates were on the same
pool for a couple of days until I and I, like the others, dipped in a basis. Well, with this handicap
got a job on the California, be- little. My specialties on the west- there was just one thing for the
longing to the West India and ward trip were silk, dress goods, American line to do, go out of
Pacific Steam Navigation Co. and clay pipes; eastward, Ameri- business, which they did. How-
This ship was bound for the west can tobacco and cigars. The clay ever, I made four trips on the
coast of South America. This pipes, cigars and tobacco I han- Finance. The trading was good.
voyage took six months to com- dled alone but the silk I had to You know there is usually a
plete the round trip. The first have help with. This was where young revolution in some part of
day leaving Liverpool we got a the girl loomed up large. I also Central or South America. Well,
good dinner and that was the had the customs officer tipped so on the passage south I carried
only one, the rest were cracker that he did not see everything. revolvers, cartridges also Balbrig-
hash and salt horse. Those ships I used to bring the girl on board gan underwear for men, every-
were named by the crew, hunger of the ship visiting. In those days thing small and light. The money
and ease, and that was a good girls did not wear their dresses came rolling in but I got caught
Page Ten THE BROWN BULLETIN
once and lost all I had. On the OUR DISABILITY period of from five to twenty
passage north I had monkeys and years, according to the wishes of
INSURANCE the certificate holder.
parrots. The ship was a floating There is a clause in 9ur insur- However, should death come to
menagerie, every man had some. ence certificates to which many him before all the installments
It got to be such a nuisance that of us have not given any atten- have been paid, the person whom
the company after a while charg- tion—that which refers to Total he has named to receive his in-
ed us freight on what we brought. and Permanent Disability. surance, will receive the remain-
I will tell you how we caught the If, before reaching sixty years ing unpaid portion of it either in
of age, any of us are totally and installments or in a lump sum.
animals. Perhaps you know that permanently d i s a b l e d — o r , in The payment of this insurance
they are great mimics. Well, a other words, if because of acci- in no way affects any benefits
gang of us used to go out in the dental injury or disease, he will which may be due under the
jungle on a Sunday. We carried never again be able to do any Workmen's Compensation Act.
along a narrow necked jar with a kind of work—the full amount of This Disability Insurance is an
his insurance will become payable added protection, which is cover-
good dose of whiskey and molas- to him in installments. ed by our life insurance certi-
ses well mixed. We sat down Six months after proof of such ficates, and, like the life insur-
under a tree and passed the jar disablement, the Insurance Com- ance, it was secured for us by our
around, each man pretending to pany will begin to pay the install- Company because they are inter-
drink. The monkeys would gath- ments. They may be paid either ested in our welfare and that of
monthly or annually, o v e r a our families.
er around in the trees overhead
and chatter to beat the band, call-
ing us all the Yankee names they
could think of in their own lan-
guage, of course. Well, when we
had their curiousity well aroused
we used to leave the jar under
the tree and go away a safe dis-
tance. They would come down
and smell, then taste, after they
got the taste of the molasses,
good night! They got drunk and
you never saw anything so comi-
cal in your life as those drunken
monkeys. Well, like their more
civilized brothers and sisters they
would lie down to sleep off the
effects, then we got ours. We
picked up all the young females
we could find, because the females
are easier taught than the males.
The parrots we bought from the
After these ships went out of
business, I do not remember how
long they were laid up, but finally
they were bought by the Panama
R. R. and they are still sailing be-
tween New York and Aspinwall.
(To be continued)
In the Human Race, back Ability for a
lead by a head on the first lap; bet on
Reliability for a place in every heat; stake
all on Stability as a sure winner in the
long run.—The Crombie Bee.
THE BROWN BULLETIN Page Eleven
WORKMEN'S ACCIDENT Act, he thereby waives his right PAUL BUNYON'S
COMPENSATION for relief under the provisions of
(Continued from page one)
the Compensation Law, and if he
should not prevail in a common "Out in North Dakota Paul had
preponderance of evidence that law action he would be without a an awful time getting enough
the injured person's own negli- remedy. fire-wood to fire the camp because
gence caused, or contributed to It is, therefore, an important it took so much to cook for all
cause, the accident. question for an injured workman, those men. He had a whole crew
Section 3 of the Act provides and for the personal representa- a-bucking away on fire-logs and
that the provisions of the forego- tives of workmen who are fatally taking an awful lot of time, but
ing section (2)shall not apply to any injured, to determine whether the most they could do was to
employer who shall file with the they will accept the compensation saw three cords of wood an hour
State Commissioner of Labor a provided for by this law which is apiece. Paul he thought he
declaration in writing accepting secured to them by its terms, or oughto fix up a saw big enough
the provisions of this compensa- abandon this right and resort to so as a couple a times a week
tion law and satisfies the Com- t h e i r Common Law remedy sawing would be enough, and he
missioner that he or it is finacial- which may or may not be suc- did. He fixed her up, but she
ly able to pay the compensation cessful. weren't fitted just right, so one
provided for by the act, or files a The next chapter will describe rainy day Paul began a-fittin' her
suitable bond covering such lia- the manner in which the Brown up. It come along toward dinner
bility. Company performs its duties un- time and Mrs. Paul rings the din-
The Brown Company, imme- der the provisions of this Com- ner bell and blows the horn, but
diately after this law went into pensation Law, the method of Paul he didn't come. Then she
effect, accepted the provision of computing compensation, a n d rings the bell again and she
the law and satisfied the Com- various other phases of the law blows the horn, but there weren't
missioner of Labor that it was relating to settlements between no sign of Paul, and finally she
financially responsible to satisfy employer and employee. sends the little gal down to fetch
all just claims for compensation, (To be continued in the October issue.) her paw. By an' by Paul he
and has since been settling its comes in a-carryin' the little gal
accident matters under this Com- SHOWERS! and his face was all dusty and
pensation Laiv. The Misses Hughes and Sheri- streakedit, and he was breathing
Therefore, Section two (2) of dan were tendered a unique sur- heavy, and she says, 'Paul, what
the act does not apply to the prise one evening recently when ails you, Paul ? What you got ?'
Brown Company, because it ac- their many friends greeted them And Paul he sets the little gal
cepted in writing and agreed to with a "shower," merely to re- down and he wipes his face and
be bound by the compensation of mind them that their marriage is he chokedit. 'Maw,' he says, 'ef
feature of the law. in the not far distant future. it hadn't a-ben for the little
An injured employee may elect That these young ladies are gal—' and then he all chokedit
whether he will accept the com- popular indeed was shown by the again. And she says, 'Paul, you
pensation provided for by this big lummux, you tell me what
veritable avalanche of useful
law or he may waive his right to ails you!' 'Maw,' he says, 'I
presents they received from the
such compensation and claim never heern the dinner-bell and I
hands of their friends.
damages under the law as it ex- A more jovial party could hard- never heern the horn blow, and
isted before this compensation ef it hadn't a-ben for the little gal
ly be imagined. Dancing, singing
law was passed. I dunno what would a-happened.
and story telling, at which these
If the injured employee elects young people cannot be excelled, I was a fittin' of the saw, and she
to accept the compensation this proved but a round of merriment. was a-goin' that sweet and easy,
law gives him, he thereby waives and when the little gal come the
The "goodies" were of many
his right to any other remedy to kinds and plenty for all, with saw she was a-cuttin' twenty-
recover damages for his injury. some in reserve. seven cord of wood an hour, and I
If, on the other hand, he elects Surely if this evening, full of
joy and good wishes as it was, is was a-watchin' her, and I was all
to proceed against the company an omen of their future, we pre-
under the Common Law, that is, up to my neck in sawdust.'"
dict for these two young ladies From the collection of P. S. Love-
under the law as it existed before nothing but happiness everlast-
the passage of this Compensation ing. joy.
of any length—made
up quicklyin the mill
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of 'Bermico Cores. There are many testimonials of this character on file in our office.
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reamed and pointed ends, ready to fit together and saw
into any length desired.
Metal ends are also furnished with
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