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THANK ROYAL WIFE (FOR- KING'S
AID IN SUFFRAGE CAUSE
King Gustav and Queen Victoria.
Stockholm Sweden, Jan. 26. If
the women of Sweden secure the
right to vote, to hold office and' be
come members of Parliament, they
will return their thanks to the wife,
not the queen.
King Gustav, in his address from
the .throne, declared strongly for this
right for women.
Leaders in the suffrage cause look
ed behind the.throne for the inspira
tion and ,sa.w'the consort,, who shaa
made 22 years-of married life a royal
romance and who is accredited with
having thoroughly converted the
king to. the "Votes for Women'
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A NATURE MYSTERY
Perhaps the strongest, impulse of
instinct to be found in nature is that
exhibited by the salmon in spawning
time. On the northern Pacific coasts
of the United States, Canada, Alaska
and Siberia, where these fish abound,
they annually make their desperate
dashes up the great rivers, some of
them 1,500 to 2,000 miles in length,
in search of suitable spawning
grounds. Nothing seems to stop the
mad rush of the fish.
Leaping the falls, heedless of birds,
bears, minks, otters and other wild
beasts which prey on them in addi
tion to man's wholesale slaughter,
the males who become quite savage
at this time, fighting desperately
among themselves. , .
When the spawning "grounds have
been reached and the eggs laid the
fish are so weak from' exhaustion
that they are unable to protect them
selves, for they take no nourishment
.whatever after leaving salt water,
and, drifting down with the current,
they fall easy prey to the enemies of
.tlieir kind, or die of exhausjion before
reaching the sea; .
- It is one .of the unsolved mysteries
of nature'tbal these fish should thus
inevitably sacrifice themselves in
their first' season of reproduction.
; " SUPREME TEST
"Does your htisfiand treat you un
kindly?" asked the lawyer.
"Gertainly not!" said the unsub-
- "Then, why do you want a di--vorce?"
"I don't actually want a divorce.
'I merely want to apply for one.. Then
I can judge by the kind of fuss my
husband makes whether - he really
cares for me. or not" Washington
Star, . ..