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returns to get carfare because it is
too bad a night to walk.
There is another sordid scene,
Mary defiant, the mother bitter in her
futile desire to protect, and Rosie's
plea not to be left alone "lest she get
another spell and maybe the baby
would be by itself all night."
Mary relents; She remains, and
. the two girls are alone, again.
Hair tumbled down on her shoul
der, the little girl gazes somberly at
"Rosie, if I don't go tonight, he
won't ever bother again. There
won't be any more dinners or the
aters. "The opera was so beautiful. Why,
do you know when I was there I
thought I was as good as anybody in
the world, and when thecurtain went
down, I clapped longer than anybody
else because I knew when it was over,
it was "snap" and 1 would be back in
"And I looked up at the women in
the boxes. They were putting silk
scarfs on their heads. It wasn't over
for them. They would go right on
having nice things. There wouldn't
be any "snap" for them. I hated
"I want pretty things, and I want
) good times, and I could have them if
I'd do what he wants me to."
Of course Rosie pleads and Mary
promises. And perhaps the story
might have ended differently for a
while if the stove man had not en
tered. There was just $2 for. the stove
man and he wouldn't take it. Some
. body had to be made an example of
because three people in- the building
were behind in their payments. The
stove would go out tomorrow.
Mary pleads because of her sis
ter's illness, and then, suddenly she
"Maybe he ain't gone," she cries,
and runs out of the place.
When Mary comes in again, she is
wearing the fur coat, 'and she has a
roll of money in her hands.
"None of. your- business;": she an
swers to the stoveman-who':.questions
about the coat. :' '.'I . got, to earn it
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THE BAVARIAN QUEEN'S:LATEST
The new queen of Bavaria, wife of
King Ludwig III, who deposed the
mad King Otto, who had borne the
title king of Bavaria for 27 years
without knowing the significance
THE WAGE EARNERS' SUFFRAGE
The Wage Earners' Suffrage
League has been organized as a re
sult of the Women's Trade Union
League campaign among working
girls. An effort will be made to en
list as voters 110,000 working women
in ' Chicago through the new asso
ciation before the spring election.
Miss Florence C. Sherwood is the