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for the fatalities, of the Wheatland
riot, was explaining why she had
come to testify.
A frail, wrinkled, stooping little
woman whose life has been a "battle
and a march," her weakened features
drawn with the suffering Of-privation,
she stood before a dilapidated tent,
pitched beside the levee on the out
skirts of town, waiting to be called
to the witness stand.
The little tent sagged grotesquely
and through rents the rain drizzled.
On the damp ground were mat
tresses, where Mrs. Kearney and her
two sons slept.
"I have no home," said the aged
woman. "I and my family seek work
where it is to be found, and move
on when it is done.
"This place here is not much of a
shelter, but the sparrows have less.
And it enables me to wait here and
take the stand in the cause of truth
A tragic figure she was, the em
bodiment of the class that breeds the
wobbly, as she bent over a rusty stove
cooking a meager meal for her boys.
Twenty years of roaming in wagons
and on foot had knotted her muscles
and gnarled her hands.
"Nothing is hard when borne for
the sake of someone in trouble;
nothing is hardship that may prevent
misery for my neighbors.
"And my neighbors are all men and
women who toil honestly as I have
with these stiffened hands for the
past 25 years.
"This will mean a loss to us, yes.
At best we earn but little, my boys
and I. But what is money when lives
are at stake! We must not consider
When the accused hop-pickers
were told, they wept unashamed in
tribute to her.
A little spruce gum is left for those
who prefer it to chicle. At Wilton,
N. H., two men have already collected
about 2,600 pounds this season.
VICTORIAN STYLES COMING
Other early Victorian styles beside
the bustle are creeping in. Jet jew
elry will be much worn and bracelets
of jet beads, which were introduced
by Empress Eugenia and worn by
Queen Victoria, will be affected by
the up-to-date girls,, even if she
must wear them over -her long
This spring will see hats trimmed
almost entirely with flowers andriD
bons. The one shown is made of white
silk duvetine, with fans of white silk
standing out around the crown at
o o .
Miss Margaret Foley, the suffragist
orator of Boston, is appealing to wo
men of culture and leisure to study
the questions which affect the-lives of
women wage earners- so when they
vote they can do so intelligently on.