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A LOVER WORTH WHILE
Jennie Johnson is a fortunate girl. Jennie, out of work and hungry,
forged a check for $8 in a city in Wisconsin some months ago, to get a pair
of shoes and something to eat. She wasn't a vicious or a depraved person,
Jennie wasn't; had sheTbeen, she wouldn't have needed to forge a check to
get shoes and bread she could have clad herself in furs and diamonds and
dined on terrapin.
She was just a poor, untutored girl, thrust by fate into the stress of
life's battle without adequate preparation for honorable self-support. She
worked as long as she could find work to do and broke the law only when
the odds wore down her untrained scruples.
So they brought Jennie Johnson before a judge, she pleaded guilty and
it was only the judge's leniency which kept her from being sent to a prison.
The judge a wise man, who wasn't disposed to consider an $8 damage
to property rights a worse offense to society than the damning of a human
soul admitted her to parole; and a good woman took Jennie under her
wing and promised to be the friend in need.
Up in a lumber town in Northern Wisconsin is a husky carpenter who
had known Jennie in a happier time had Ichown her and had loved her.
He heard of Jennie's plight; and like the big-hearted chap he is, decided -that
that was his cut to butt in.
He took the first train to the scene of the incident; and soon there will
be the sound of wedding bells.
No, the good Samaritansiaren't all dead.
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DECIDES THAT THE WOMEN CAN
WORK AT THE POLLS
Foes of women's suffrage who are
opposed to the newly-enfranchised
voters acting as clerks and judges of
elections recently thought they had
seized upon something that looked
promising. They said women could
not work at election polls as such
work would necessitate a violation
of the 10-hour law.
State Factory Inspector Inspector
Oscar F. Nelson then asked the at
torney for his department, John P.
Reed, for an opinion. And Reed de
cided that women can work at the
"After due deliberation," reported
-Mr. Reed, "I am of the opinion that
the state department of factory in
spection has no jurisdiction or au
thority in this matter, as the ap
pointment and confirmation of fe
males as judges and clerks of elec
tion make them officers of the coun
ty court, and the Board of Election
Commissioners and court can not be
looked upon as their employer; and,
that, if the court was called upon to
construe the enactment of what is
commonly known as the woman's
ten-hour law, as passed, it would in
all probability hold that to enforce
the said law in the matter of the
appointment and confirmation of fe
males as judges and clerks of election
would be to deprive any female of
the right to hold any appointive or
elective position to which she would
be eligible as a citizen, under the
law, if the incumbent of such office
would be required 'to work more
than ten hours a day."
The late Lord Young was respon
sible for enlivening many a dull case.
On one occasion counsel urged on
behalf of a plaintiff of somewhat
bibulous appearance, "My client is a
most able man and holds a very re
sponsible position; he is manager of
the waterworks." After a long look
at the client Lord Young answered,
"Yes, he looks like a man who could
be trusted with any " amount of
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