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Miss Catherine MeCrack'en, of
Hackettstown, N. J., who today
celebrated hef eighty-ninth
Miss McCra,cken has been un
able to Valk sitfce" she was U
vears old. as the result of an. in
jury to her spine, but on hes birth-
day she said she .wanted to live
as, "much longer &s possible. .
' - -
T. R. LAUDS JANE ADDAMS.
St JeHnsbury, Vt Aug. 3U
Col. Hoosevelt, in a Speech here,
vigorously defended woman suf
frage and replied to the criticism
of Miss Jane Addams of Chicago,
reecfitlyprinted by-the New York
Tunes. . . .,
The Times' article was attrib
uted to Charles W. Eliot, but was
later repudiated by him. It charg
ed Miss Addams with being spec
tacular. Roosevelt quoted irom
the article as" follows: " '
u 'Women have no proper share
in a political convention. We-need
women to. bear children and-at-tend
to their homes.'
aOf course it is right to say
that we need woinen to bear chil
dren,' said Roosevelt, "just as it
wduld be right to -say that we
need iheli to beget children and
make the homes in which the
women can live and the children
be brought up. -
"I believe that the highest life,
the ideal life is the married life.
But there are both unmarried
men and Unmarried women who
perform service of the utmost
conseauence to the whole oeoole
"It us both foolisli and wicked 1
for a man to slur the Unmarried
woman'when we would not think
of slurring the unmarried man.
Wherf'the Times says it dislikes
to see MissNAddams held un as" an
-example for other women to fol-
llow it speaks offensively.
"Bishop Brent of the Philli
pines is unmarried. So was the
late Phlilip Brooks. Yet I have
heard them held Up as1 examples
for good. t
"And in just the same way" I
am heartily glad to say that t'
have heard Jane Addams held up
as an example for good, artd have
so held her up myself. .
"The cases of the thre the.
two men and the"woman, stand
on the same "plane; all three, by
their lives, have added to, or are'
adding, to, our heritage of good
in this country. (
"The women who bear chil
dren and attend to their homes
have just as much right to speak'
in politics as their husbands have
who are the fathers of their chil-1
dren and who work to keep up
their homes.' i
. "You've decided not to buy?"
demanded the agent incredulous-
lv. "But, my dear sir, I respect-
I! fully submit that you've taken a-
long time to hnd that out. Why,-
you've had the free use of this car
for a week. May I ask what's the
"Certainly' said Cheekley,'
"It's serious trouble. The red-'
leather in the tonneau doesn't J
match my wife's hair by threes