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The class work is now being or
ganized all over the state!
This is in charge of the Illinois
Equal Suffrage Association under the
direction of Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout,
"The idea is tp put every woman
in the position where she is able to
vote not the way I think or the way
you think but the way SHE thinks,
without asking for assistance.
"The work in-the state is non
political. Mass meetings are called.
The plan is made clear and then
classes are organized."
Every class gives each woman the
opportunity to go through the actual
business of registering and! votjng
just as she will have to do on regis
tration day and election day,
The instruction is practiqal and
each step is carried out.
Each member is required to regis
ter, be sworn in, answer the custom
ary questions, etc., etc.
Then a demonstration of the vot
ing machine and the Australian ballot
system are given by the instructor.
The third step is actual voting by
both methods. Ballots are marked,
Some of the women act as judges,
and their duties are thoroughly ex
plained to the class.
Everything that pertains to making
the business of voting an intelligent,
independent act on the part of each
woman voter of- Elinois,is being con
sidered in this state-wide "teach 'em
to vote" campaign instituted and car
ried out BY women FORT women.
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
. Among the historic tragedies of
the world the destruction of Pompeii
and Herculanean by the eruption of
Mount Vesuvius in A. D. 79 has gath
eried about it more of human interest
in calling forth sympathy through
'the magical treatment of imaginative
'literature than any other. Unlike
more recent catastrophies there were
none to witness it who could draw a
-graphic pen picture. Yet in the vivid
descriptions given, by Bulwer-Lytton'
in his "Last 'Days 'of Pompeii" the
frightful scenes enacted at that time
are depicted in a most realistic man
ner. Describing the scenes in the Am
phitheater at Pompeii, crowded to
the doors, Lytton says: "There was
a dead,hea.rt-sunken silence. Then
there arose' the universal shrieks of
women; the Jinen, stared at each oth
er, but.,were dumb. The lightning
around. Vesuvius increased their vivid
and scorching glare. Iow brightly
blue, now of a livid and snakelike
green, darting restlessly, to and fro
as the folds bf an enormous serpent.
Suddenly. aH'became lighted with an
intensei and lurid glow. Bright and
gigantic through the darkness, like
the walls pf Hell, the mountain shone
a pfle of fire."
Recently the harbor of Pompeii
was discovered, or unearthed, a mile
inland. This mile-deep fill will give
some idea of the' quantity of lava that
poure'dfroni.the belching crater of
VesuviuVl834 years ago.
" -o o-
"Have you no refernces?"
"Yesra lot" of 'em." .k
"Then why didn't you bring them
"They're like my photographs.
None' of 'em do me justice!"