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HERE'S MRS. BELMONT'S PEAN OF VICTORYA
SUFFRAGE SONG .
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont, wife of the.multi-milfionaire,.paid $15G
for a suffrage song, entitled "Victory' and selected by hetj. from
prize competition. It is sung to the tune of.
"Glory, Glory, Hallelujah," and it is expected
. to become popular with suffrage organiza
tions. Here are three of the verses:
. It is coming, sisters, pass the word along;
The day that we prayed (for and have waited
for so long; f
In the West the light has broken, greet its
coming with a song,
Pur cause is marching on.
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tWe have toiled in pain and 'darkness for six thousand-weary years
We have eaten bread and ashes and have drained the. cup of tears
Now that better day is, near us, long foretold by Israel's seers,
v Our cause is marching on. r '.
Maid, and matron, wife and widpw, all car help the cause along;
We can hear the host advancing, many, hundred thousand strong
Our victory approaches, we shall meet her with a song,
Our cause is marching 'on
rA fellow named Samenfink
, was arraigned before Judge Au-
, gust Backus at Milwaukee for
killing a companion .in a saloon
fight. Judge Backus said, "You
are sentenced to support the wid-
ow of the man you killed," and
' has taken steps to see that Sam-
enfink does this.
.Lawyers will laugh heartily
over this, for the statutes describe
crimes and proscribe thahpenal
ties therefor, find the penalties all
say that the guilty manshall be
locked up where he cari be of lit
tle good to himself or any on
else. ' The killer's great offence ig
that he hag done some more ot
less indirect injury to society,-and;
that there is posibility of repara
tion to widow or orphan does.n'1
enter into the matter at all.
Evidently, Judge Backus is nd
great shucks as a lawyer-but -jusi
a man of hard sense, -with a fine
idea of substantial justice. Oc
casionally we find one of that sort
on the bench. ,
Do your shopping early
save the salesgirls.
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