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a general proposition, is a good thing for a Mr. Roosevelt sheds no new light on the teacher.
problem. To stick at one job too closely is to lose So far, nobody has ever brought up a perspective.
reason why women should not vote that is I find that this view of the case—that not equally applicable to that of men. only single women shall be employed as Woman's interest in good government is school teachers—is the idea of the dema- just as great and just as vital as is that of gogue and dates to a day that is passed. the male citizen. In fact, it is more so.
Marriage being eminently in the line of For the education of women and in order nature, it is an error to place a penalty that they may be better companions of on it.
men, the right of expressing their political It is greatly to the advantage of any wom preferences should not be any longer withan if she can stick right at her work after her held. This is the attitude of the entire marriage and earn her own living. This is thinking world. the woman who becomes strong and cap Inertia has its pull, and every change has able. Also, it is better for her children. to be fought for. Occasionally, Fate throws a woman out into Theodore Roosevelt is on the side of the the world after her marriage and she is many-headed who adhere to a policy to compelled to devise, invent, and decide as which the centuries have given approval. to her own career. It may be hard at the His dodging of the question by first declartime, yet over the lapse of years we see that ing that he is in favor of it and then going Destiny gives her a recompense.
on to give reasons, most of which are speShe grows, she evolves, she becomes. cious, why the betterment should not be These are the able, the strong, the efficient brought about, puts the man in the light of women. And sometimes the son of one of an artful dodger. these is Themistocles.
And also, it gives him an opportunity to So just why the public school system of come over on the Lord's side when the mass America should put a ban on maternity and of people show their approval for equal a penalty on love and marriage we cannot suffrage. He can then say, "What did I say, save for the tug of inertia that this tell you? I was always in favor of it!" thing has always been and “we never done Huxley says that truth, in its struggle it that
for recognition, goes through three stages.
First, we say that the matter is revoluRoosevelt on Equal Suffrage tionary, is opposed to the vital, and will
destroy the home and civilization. Next, INS N a late number of The Outlook, Theodore we say that it does not make any difference
Roosevelt explains how he is in favor either one way or the other. Third, we say a thing to which he is opposed.
that we always believed in it. He begins by saying that be believes in Theodore Roosevelt is just getting ready woman suffrage, and he ends by saying to make the third and final statement. The that the time is not yet right for placing man is a great politician. upon women this great responsibility.
He reiterates the old proposition that wo How I Bumped the Judiciary man's place is the home. He repeats again and again the trite argument that man and I WAS down in Washington a few weeks woman are by nature different in strength ago, and took a street car from Georgeand in temperament and that, therefore, town to the Capitol. their activities must and will always widely The car was pretty well crowded when a differ.
stout gentleman, rather elderly, came in and Worst of all, he disparages the women wedged himself between me and a woman who are now taking an active part in an with a big market basket on her lap. endeavor to bring about this great better As the stout man seated himself, he gently ment. He intimates that the desire of these turned his head to me and pleasantly said, women is to destroy the home and bring “Neighbor, can you tell me the time of about a latitude and license on the part of day?” woman that will eventually destroy civili When strangers ask for the time there is zation.
a chance of your timepiece being snatched.
General Emilana Zapata (central seated figure) and his staff, the most feared insurrectionist in southern Mexico, where he is plundering haciendas and taking villages without cffectual hindrance from the officially regular troops of President Madero's government. A rebel force, halting a train of refugees near Torreon in north central Mexico, where both
or rather all sides are gathering for a final struggle. Colonel Beppino Garibaldi (right), one of Madero's chief lieutenants in the Diaz upheaval, who has been recalled from Italy to take command of the federal army to suppress the revolters who have grown so confident that on March 15, General Orozco could proclaim that his revolution, if successful, would not
recognize as alid any contract entered into by the Madero adıninistration after that date. President Madero (left), who still seems hopeful that he will be able to restore peaceful conditions in troubled Mexico.
This man was too fat to run, and the car other man an opportunity to render him a was crowded. No matter what happened, I service. And when we do that, provided could grab him.
the man can accommodate us without posiSo I took out my Ingersoll and told him tive loss to himself, we confer on him a that it was a quarter to 'leven.
joy. He murmured thanks, and apologetically That is to say, it is a matter of fellowexplained that he had left his watch at ship, and fellowship is heaven. home.
And here as I write, I feel a joy void of Suddenly, it came over me with a thrill pride that Chief Justice White of the Suthat the stout man was Chief Justice White preme Court of the United States not only of the Supreme Court of the United States. once, but twice, asked me to perform for
I would have continued the conversation, him a certain specific service, and that, but I saw that he was preoccupied. His lips fortunately, I was able to meet his request. were moving, and he was sort of talking to I think more of the man and always have, himself and smiling. I guessed that he was and always will, for this conversation, even formulating some kind of speech, an address, though two other men were honored in the a decision of perhaps far-reaching impor .same way in the course of a two-mile tance. Not wishing to break in on a world ride. problem, I sat silent.
The car stopped and several people got Emigration and Immigration out. There was room on the other side of the aisle and I abandoned the Wool-Sack
ON N referring to Webster's Unabridged and moved over, so that I might get a dis Dictionary—a work that I cheerfully solving view of the man who dissolved the recommend for original thoughts—I find Standard Oil Company or didn't.
that the word "emigrant” refers to people A man came in and sat down in the place going away; and “immigrant” applies to next to the Chief Justice. And as this man people coming in. settled himself, the Chief Justice leaned over The tide of immigration is lower now than and said, “Neighbor, can you tell me what it has been for twenty-five years. time it is?” And he was politely informed. To be exact, the arrivals by steerage, in
This man got out at the third block, and the year 1911, were 781,000 and the dea colored man got in and sat down by the partures were 486,000. Chief Justice.
"If this thing keeps on," says CommisHis Honor turned toward him and said, sioner William Williams, “soon more people “Will you please give me the time of day?” will be going out of America than are comThe colored gent got out just as we
ing in." reached the foot of Capitol Hill.
On being asked why this condition exists, Chief Justice White stood up and held Mr. Williams says that Canada and the on to a strap. I did the same.
Argentine Republic are taking thousands The car swung around the curve and we of families of a class that formerly came bumped each other for fair.
straight to the United States. Incident“Excuse me!” said I.
ally, the high cost of living in America has "It was my fault,” said he.
a deal to do with it. Then he asked this question-"Would Most of the aliens coming here now come you mind giving me the time of day?" from Mediterranean ports, whereas several
I consulted my watch and informed him years ago Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Northat it was eight minutes to 'leven.
way, and Sweden sent us most of our immiI have wondered since whether the Judge's grants. solicitude about the time was because he America is no longer a pioneer country cared, or was this his way of being sociable! We need workers, and there is work here
And I have since concluded that it was for everybody that can work and will work, simply his way of being sociable and express but the big inducements that a new country ing his good will.
offers, whether founded on fact or fancy, His mind was working, undoubtedly, on are no longer here. another theme, but at the same time the In order to win now in America you have kindness in his nature manifested itself in to hustle. No gold is to be picked up in this neighborly question. He gave the the streets and the fabulous fountains of
HENRY LABOUCHÈRE, late proprie
perpetual youth remain, as heretofore, in Parnell once remarked, “Certainly Henry countries that have not been thoroughly Labouchère is our greatest satirist! Even exploited and explored.
the name he chose for his newspaper is
ironical." Henry Labouchère
And Labouchère joined in the laugh that followed.
Labouchère's life was certainly a success tor and editor of London Truth, was a in that he made money, achieved fame, and unique character.
worked tremendously and always had Labouchère was undoubtedly the most enough troubles on hand to prevent introprominent, independent, single-handed po- spection. litical and social reformer in the world, and And if he did not know his faults it as far as I know, his newspaper was the only was not because his enemies did not point one of its kind.
them out. It was unique in this, it made money from Labouchère was on very friendly terms the very first number that was issued in 1876. with King Edward the Seventh.
It was a weekly, and had things to say Both had a goodly trace of the sporting about society, politics, and events of any proclivity. The King would sit back and and every kind that were happening. laugh at everything that Mr. Labouchère
This man simply stated what he thought said when they were together. of things. Usually, he was very good Labouchère was once asked this question natured, but there was apt to be a goodly by a woman with curiosity plus: dash of aqua-fortis in his ink.
“When you dine with the King by what Up to the year 1900, Henry Labouchère term do you address him?” generally had from one to ten libel suits on And Mr. Labouchère gravely replied, hand. For years it was his proud boast “Well, it is like this! When we first sit that he was never mulcted for damages. down to the table I address him as “Your
Occasionally, he made apologies and thus, Majesty' and he calls me ‘Mr. Labouchère.' in several instances, escaped punishment. But toward the end of the meal I always
But his apologies were a kind that really find myself calling him 'Ed,' and he pounds aggravated the first offense, because he on the back and addresses me always managed, in his apology, to repeat ‘Labby.”” the original statement.
Gladstone said that he would rather suffer The Classic Training from Labouchère's accusations than from his apologies.
T seems there has been a little strike on Very few newspapers make any money on in Syracuse University; and the one their sales. The money comes from adver- particular girl that led the revolt has been tising. I believe that when Labouchère's expelled from the institution. journal was first issued it sold at sixpence a The whole matter is trivial, but the atcopy. Finally, this price was reduced to titude of mind held by the dear girl who led threepence, or six cents. The paper prob- the revolt is worthy of a passing paragraph. ably cost one cent to produce.
It seems that this girl induced fifty other Labouchère was a man of immense mental pupils to sign a round robin to the Chanresources, interested in every living thing; cellor, wherein a vigorous protest was made and he got an education at his work and out on the matter of eats. of his work. Newspaper work is a great The young lady expressed herself as being drill and if any man wants to find out all highly pleased with the educational and about anything, the recipe is for him to social features of the college. The one start in and write about it.
thing, however, that did not satisfy her was London Truth has had a vast number of the matter of diet. imitators, but the original noise is what She could, of course, have changed her counts. Most of the imitators wrote them- boarding place, but preferred something selves out and died a speedy financial death. more spectacular, hence the round robin
But London Truth paid a profit of about directed to Prexy Himself, with an extra a hundred thousand dollars a vear, and has copy put on the bulletin-board to insure for twenty-five years.
As for kicks on the gobbles and guzzles, carried out all the traditions of The High this is nothing against the grub. Any Street in Glasgow. cuisine is always under suspicion, and just When they came in the next morning they as many protests occur, say, at the Waldorf were duly reproved and several of them Astoria as at Mamma Child's.
were put in irons. Usually, a protest concerning food is the Others were made to carry tubs and fault of the individual. In order to enjoy · shoulder brooms. food, you must have an appetite, and in The Scotchmen rebelled, claiming their order to have an appetite, you must have right to do as they pleased one day in the a digestion, and in order to have a digestion, year. The officers refused to accept the you have to work out of doors a certain round robin, but ordered the men punished. number of hours every day.
Then it was that the whole division bomAlso, it is well to have your mind engaged barded the officers' quarters with bricks, on some useful enterprise.
smashed every window, broke in the roof, The dear young lady who led the strike and declared that if any one of them was at Syracuse, after her expulsion, declared, to be punished all must be punished. “I don't care anyway. I am at college just The assembly was sounded, and all the to pass away the time. Besides, college is a officers turned out to quell the disturbance. good place to meet nice folks. Also, it is The mutineers refused to fall into line. Ina good place to improve your mind." stead, they formed a hollow square around a
So here we get the point of view of one big pile of bricks and requested the officers type of college student, who declares that to come on. The officers drew their revolcollege is a good place to pass away the vers, but, of course, dared not shoot. time, to meet nice people, and, lastly, to Then it was that a happy thought came improve your mind.
to one of the officers—a captain—who is a On the latter point, there might be room noted boxer. for argument.
He got the men quiet long enough to But in any event, a great number of col challenge them to pick out any one man to lege students are sent to college simply be- fight him, and they would settle the matter cause their parents do not want them around in single contest. home, and hence they are there to pass the This pleased the Scotchmen very much time. While Prexy, no doubt, often thinks and they picked out their best man, formed they are there to punish him for sins com a ring, and agreed to let the two fight it out, mitted in a former incarnation.
London rules to govern. What this per cent. is who are at college The men stripped and went into the ring. just to pass the time and meet nice folks, the The officer was a little man and the man late Robert T. Crane, of Chicago, endeav- they put up against him was a big one. But ored to ascertain. After ten years' investi the little man had science on his side. Also, gation, he gave it as his opinion that fifty “Thrice is he armed who hath his quarrel per cent. of all students at what are called just.” first class colleges, are there for social hon He put it all over the big Sandy McGee, ors, to kill time, and with the hope somewhat and in three minutes the seconds cried that dimly held, that improvement of the mind their big man had had enough, and the will also follow as does night the day. soldiers stood ready to fall in line and obey
orders. A Mutiny in Camp
A suggestion comes to us right here: Why
wouldn't it be a good scheme for nations to STORY comes from London about a settle their differences in this way?
military riot that occurred at Long Of course, fighting never settles which moor Camp. At Longmoor, there is a side is right, it merely settles which side Mounted Infantry School connected with is the stronger. the Aldershot Division.
And all of the people in a nation never It seems that certain Scotchmen among fight anyway. We only pick a few—and the troopers were out on New Year's Eve. the fewer the better. This is an old-time When a Scotchman goes out on New Year's method, going back to the days when David, Eve to have a good time, we know pretty a youth, called out Goliath and did him up well where he will fetch up. These men with three small pebbles from the brook.