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and discard the ignorance, stupid
vanity, brute ideas and prejudice that
keep both man and woman in semi-civilization?
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILU
Editorial. Uonroe 353
JelepnOneS circulation. Monroe 3830
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. S3 00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
111., under tbe Act of March 3, 1879.
THE SPIRIT OF THE CAVE MAN.
In India, where infant girls are
often married at nine months and
sometimes enter -widowhood at two
years, widows are shorn of their hair,
deprived of decent clothing, become
slaves for the mothers-in-law and are
restrained from another marriage.
They are soon hideous creatures,
looked upon with contempt and fed
The older widows, realizing the
tortuous existence ahead of them,
throw themselves upon the husband's
funeral pyre unless prevented and
perish with him.
In New York city a widow recent
ly attempted suicide. She left a note
telling of futile struggles and saying
that she knew the state wouIG pro
vide for her children if she were
Some Tennessee mill girls "tired of
living," weak, ill-fed, looking on, life
as an eternal hardship, formed a sui
cide pact and took their lives.
In nearly all countries woman is
kept in defenseless and dependent
subjection, suffering an overwhelm
ing portion of life's burdens, denied
even a whisper in the making of the
law. It is the same now as in the
days of the cave man.
Where there is no liberty there
can be no justice.
To raise woman to the level of man
is to raise the level of both.
When will man understand that
If you think a smile always an in
centive toward a good disposition try
it some time when your face is
A Minneapolis dentist was fined
$20 for running his auto on the wrong
side of the street "Off side" penal
ties in Minneapolis are not confined
to the football field, nor is there ex
emption for a man with a pull.
T. P.'s London Weekly, in answer
to a correspondent's demand-fpr "the
repatriation of 11 'German-born in
habitants of other countries" says:
"This would include the duchess of
Connaught, Prince Christian, the
queen of Greece, the 'queen of Swe
den, the empress of Russia, the king
and queen of Roumania, the queen
.dowager of Holland, the queen of
Denmark, the queen of Belgium and
the king of Bulgaria."
"Lady, I just saw the queerest
man. He was sitting on the edge of
the gutter talking to a banana peel