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dash to the north pole.
What could be more fitting than
that the "most northerly born child
in the world" should choose a polar
explorer for a husband?
Miss Peary'-smother was the first
white woman to travel with an Arcr
tic expedition, and the "snow baby"
was born during that trip.
The Eskimos, who were very early
acquaintances of Admiral Peary's
tiny daughter, looked upon her with
tremendous admiration and, positive
awe, naming her "Ahnigito;" mean
ing the "Snowbird."
This picture shows Miss Peary as
she looks today, the ,up-to-date,' in
telligent American girl, and as she
looked in her cunning fur robes the
day she returned from her birthplace
in the Arctics.
TO OPEN SUFFRAGE SCHOOL
"Washington, Oct.2. Washington
suffragists have decided to open a
"suffrage school," for the purpose of
teaching advocates of the cause how
to speak and hold meetings. The
school vwill be opened in December
during 'the two weeks immediately
succeeding the convention which will
be held here bythe National Amer
ican Woman Suffrage Association. It
is to be modeled along the same lines
as the one -which Mrs. Carrie Chap
man Catt has recently been' conduct
ing in New York.
TACKLE THE MAN FH&T
The head "of Detroit's police system, who; on Oct .IS, is going to close
up every house of vice, regardless of what BhafiVbecome" of the hundreds of
inmates, says he has asked many of the womenif they would take honest
jobs at the going wages if they couid get 'em, and behave; and not one in
a hundred replied that she would. Thei others-preferred the higher income
of the easier way.
Which leads him to think that they aren't entitled to much sympathy.
But perhaps it's the going wages in the so-called respectable vocations
-which aren't entitled to the sympathy. '
Detroit is a rich and prosperous city. Its industries are flourishing.
They are making a number of persons very rich. If, then, it were the pur
pose of these enterprises to upbuild the Jives of the workers in them
which, we, submit, would.be a worthy purpose, far more creditable than
merely to pile up great profits at the top could it long remain true that
large numbers of women would prefer the wages of shame, with all the,
hazards that go with professional vice?
Why should the easier way produce the "higher income? And if it be
true that it does, and that, in consequence of its higher income, a large per
centage of our womanhood deliberately chooses it, are we ever to reach the
root of the problem by simply turning the policeman's clubs upon them,
while leaving unchanged the demand which prpduces this higher income?.
We haven't much confidence in the value of 'a policeman's club for any"
useful purpose. But if it be assumed that clubbing has' value, isn't Jt clears
from what this police official says that he is getting ready to swing the cluba
on the wrong persons?
Let him first swing it on the men who are willing to pay bigger, wages
to the women whom they can bribe to minister to their,lust than to virtuous
women eager to do honest, respectable work. , ' T
If clubbing them will make them behave, the problem will be solved
and those scornful sisters of the underworld who now ridicule the tettyr
pay of virtuous wort will have-left no other means of earning a living. . y
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