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"Hip! hip! hooray'"
And the others jajn in. It spreads
all down the whole length of the
street, and does not die down again.
But it leaves my yokel unmoved.
"What's the good of that how-d'ye-do?
Folks are fair crazed.
There is no sense In it."
I glance at him out of the corner
of my eye. He is impenetrably rapt
in his own gloomy reflections. Then
he begins again.
"Ah've left a wife and three kids to
home. They're to get a few pence a
day, the lot, and nought more. And
that's what four people have got to
The pipers begin to play the regi
And now the regimental band
The National Anthem!
The whole street is taking it up.
The bridge, beyond, leading over
the rails is black with people shout
ing and waving down to us.
We are already told off.
Eight men to the compartment.
"Tara, tata!" The bugle calls us
to entrain, and the doors are thrown
open. We have scarcely stacked our
packs and rifles, and donned our caps
when the engine starts, and amid
thunderous cheers we slide out of
And we hurry past forests and
rivers, past meadows whose extent I
cannot see, past hills that fade away
into the blue of distance,-past an im
measurably rich country that stands
golden in its ears of corn.
And over it all shines the sun of
one's native land.
And I would fain spread out my
Yes, our native land is fair and
great, and' worthy that a man should
shed his blood for it. j
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
It Is remarkable that every one' of
those great nations at war announces
that it didn't want to fight 'Ashamed,
of themselve( j
SUFFRAGE' PRES. traveled
The state-president of the Equal
Suffrage Association of Missouri,
Mrs. Walter McNab Miller, has trav
eled about 5,000 miles by fast ex
press, slow freight, by farm wagon
and stage, talking to suffrage au
diences numbering all the way from
10 to 2,000. '
It is largely through her efforts
that a sufficient number of names has
been secured-to the petition which
will permit he suffrage amendment
to go to the, voters in Missouri next
"William, go' up. to my room. Back
of my wardrobe there are "
"Yes. How; did you find them?"
"Oh, verygood indeed, sir"
" o o
Miss Inez Moore Banghart, the 20-year-old
girl who walked from Chi
cago to New, York-last year, is plan
ning to walk frdm New York to the
Panama exposition. She will make
her cjQs-country'"',Enie" "unaccompanied
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