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THE WOMAN WHO WAS SOON TO BE A MOTHER
A womfin passed. She was soon to be a mother. The doctor had said
she should take walks in the bracing air. She was obeyingin the interest
of her unborn child.
As she passed, some women looked at her pityingly and some smiled
a smile of disdain.
It was an ordeal for her just to be seen. Only her duty to the child
nerved her. '
Two men went by. When they had passed, one smirked and winked,
as if the sight were in some way humorous.
Nobody paid deference to approaching motherhood. And yet the task
for whiqh she was preparing is the greatest, the most important, the most
hazardous task that one can perform. No man hero on a field of battle
ever did anything half as heroic.
Yet had a famous soldier passed, how folks would have cheered!
The woman, however, did not want cheers, She did not want anything
but just to be allowed to go her way, if not unnoticed, then at least noticed
There are countries where, as an expectant mother passes, all men
give right of way and in courteous tribute lift their hats.
Is there any reason why we should make the ordeal of motherhood
harder than nature herself makes it?
THE TURKAND WE
Possibly, after manifesting an inclination to do it in the name of God,
we'll have to shoot up Turkey a bit, since that obstreperous nation has
thrown overboard our idea of extra territorial rights.
For decades past, Turkey has been disputing the right of trial by TJ.
S. ministers, consuls, etc., of Americans committing crimes against Turks
on Turkish territory. The case of Mirzan, in 1880, particularly stirred up
the issue. Mirzan was tried before and sentenced to be hanged by the
TJ. S. minister, for murdering a Turkish subject. President Hayps com
muted the sentence. Remembering little things like this and taking ad
vantage of the intense interest of all the Christian powers in wholesale
murdr, thfe Pagan Turk declares that, hereafter, foreigners charged with
crime in Turkey will be tried by the regular Turkish dispensers of justice.
Does America arraign Turkish criminals before her own courts?
Surje. Then, why hasn't Turkey the same right? Simply, because Turkey
has a different religion.- It is a matter of convenience and should Turkey
undertake to force her religion on us? Why, we'd arm ourselves in the
name of God, and fight to beat the devil. "Do unto others as ye would
that others do unto you" doesn't seem to apply to nations very closely.
LONDON'S NEW SOLDIER SONG
London, Sept. 14 (By Mail to New
York). All England is singing a new
war song. It is by Sir Frederic
Cowen and Harold Begbie and makes
a strong appeal for enlistment in the
army. One of the verses of the song,
which is entitled "Fall In," follows
How will you fare, sonny, how will
In the far off winter night,
When you sit by the fire in an old
And your neighbors talk of the
Will you slink away, as it were from
Your old head shamed and bent'
Or say "I was not with the first to go,
But I went, thank God, I went?"
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