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.forth, dnkgthei; together her,
sisters; nd talk to them.
'-"Look here"she said, or wprds
3:6 .this effect, 'this Suffrage bill
is a fake. It's alirptmk. There's
a joker in it. These statesmen
'guys; are Frying fo sltp"oneXdver
i 'oh tfs."
Whereupon Yk Yug Ying's
sisters arose and demanded to
know what the joker was. Yik'
; Yug Ying showed them. It was
little paragraph in he bill, that
looked innocent enough. -
i it proiaea tqat Detore any;
Chinese woman could vote she
must be able- to pass ari educa-j
, -tional test, the extent anq scope
oT'trnVte'st to be decided in he
fweet "bye and bye by such Chin
ese' politicians as should happen'
,to have the handing out of .federal !
patronage at the 'right time-and ip
the ngqt way. ;
3"See? Whatever male party Tn
53iina happened to be in power
would have the women's vote just
Avhere it wanted it. He coulii let
them all vote, or he could let-none
' but the members of.CKine's'e wo
man's clubdom vote.
s There were loud and angry and
prolonged howls when Yik Yug
Ying showed this joker', to her
vgisters, and they promptly' hus
tled off toward the National As
sembly hall. i
The assembly was in session.
The women crowded into the
hall. . The0assemblypaid-no at
tention, to them, laboring under
the wrongful delusion that they
merely had come to see how great
statesmen, steered the ship of
Then one suffragette, whom
the police are looking for, mount
ed a legislator's desk. The legis
lator -mildly remarked that her
action was not ladylike.
r ThenJIt began. The women
just-sotmred overthat hall. They
grabbed the legislators, an)' old
places but preferably by the face,
or hair, and then pulled them
around) and "banged theirheads
pp thedesk, and otherwise acted
after -the fashion set by dear old
About a dozen of them wer$
arrested. BUT tliey, the rest,
"think they 'areJikely to get the
kind of suffrage they want. -
1" o o-1 - r -
''You have read 'Freckles' of
"lied? Why er most of mine
are brown:" .
, Oi, Oi! -, , y
'-Bummerly is always looking
for a-loan." . '
'Sort-of.a. loanjy existence, eh?7