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I tS , as O Seoad-class mail matter. SUIDORIPTION RATES. (Il, Advanao,) Vlly.tb, one month ..« .... 10.6 i ally, six months .................... 4.00 laily, one year ............................. S 10 Postage added for foreign countries. TELEPHONE NUMBER. el..................110 Independent......S 10 MISSOULA OFFICE. 129 and 131 West Main Street. Hamilton Offloe. 221 Main tsieet, Hamilton, Mont. The Mlssoultan may be found on sale at the following newstands out side tf Montana: Ch~rago-Chicago Newspaper Agen cy, N. I. corner Clark and Madison st reets. Minn.apiolls-World News Co., 219 North I~Fourth street. Malt Lake City-MacGullis & Lud wit. Ran Prnnclsco-Unlted News Agents. l'.rtlhrd-(t'nsolidated News Co., Ieventhl and Washington. Heattle--Eckarts' News Agency, First avenue and Washington; W. O. WhitnS). .iipkline-Jamieson News Co,. Taram.a-Trego News Co., Ninth and Pac'ifc. SUBSCRIBERS' PAPERS. The M.issllan ig anxious to give toe hbest carrlrr service; therefor., subh) P'rihers are r,'questeld to, report faulty delivi ry at onwe. In oirdering ipap.'r c(hantlgd tI new address, please give old address alsu. Moiney orde.rn and checks should be made payableh to The Mil'·soullan L'ublllhing ('iolllny I'NDAY. .1 J'i.Y 7, 1912. PASSING EVENTS Along clth thlte. slane FIcurlh and a circus with noi graft, Missciiciti has hb'e'n having some orther Intersting expcriences. 'rh'e spirit of civic bet tercicent is working in thie city and its r'sults are c i)('coing dlllly apllpare.nt. Mlincula has grasped the ide,,a that thl.re is Hllcnthillg 11ior' ii hi ing it (clanl city than Inierly hlvinig we'll keplit streets and lpr'sntible illleys; Hilt hlluN tlernted thiat therep Is it chleians Ing process other than the phys'icl onie, wlthunt which the city cunniot hope to be classetd Ia clean. The week just closed Ibroulght several Illuminlting Incidents In the de\.elip ment process. sHuome of thctnl folund their way into the news and soilllt, for one reasc n or another, did not; but all wer.' Interesting as reflecting lthel snthiment of the city favoring civic cleanlinc.ss. Com'llllliissione(r Hlouston is giving us It good demonstration of tlhe 'valuce iof strict regulation. The sur reindeir olf slolllce silueocn Iicenses at thei ind of the' iluuirtlr IndicialeId the nat Ilral death which cl soml (of the dives are facling; tilh sitlte law prevenits tihe IhsI'ue of Liny new licensesCI in the city, which Ialrealldy ihas morllle thailn lilt ni xil ucic nuil tber of sachlinsi; Ii fast ils licenses alr e lrrlnldlil re, lthey' ice come', dieadcodlllliI. The city c'iii sulIlcd a hit of eie'aihliccd oif this uNrt; theirle are Iitoo liianIy siloons Ihre now. There Wai omel whlite-cllcave' hisltory mide i hiere' llct iweIk tlhaut was inlteI'restlig. Toil l eioutward c ppe ariiaic's, the r ic . I' - date of t lhe councty illattorney in theli ganltblig liicatlihT' c11c bee.n hitedtld. Minilcula dhi righll well Iaist wee',k. AS TO 8ALOONS--T i Il cit Ilkc'ly tihat (nc cciiould fluid ci suilcllcec kItlier who I II.ld airgue tt his pli:ace i' businesul s nle fr civch llercerilnt. l'lthe calion Is - i Istlelilltion that is C'cqIoivicit'ci cud cccclilccll lllc c ltc 11 l'llc, equivroal 11nd.1 unAltiguns. Its, fulnl- tion is not to crea''te acnything isefull or worth while, notil ti flsteilr ainy Clvic Iideals, nltl to Inial urate lli lny civic re, f ii s, ni lt tol rcght illcy clviI .Wrongs, lut, it a buclsicness-ilil, ldruig iatlh', ilIfisch, ihai rd-heartc l, colid blode.lld wly tol plder ito All of the Ibaser ulppetites of neun. The liimicn icn a busimcei s lnistitutloici -by popular retotlciitin anld llilt grlle of ili any y.crlt of esll tu l - but it does not servie any real iced. Alwaiys will tucre ie saloonuc, it sceicnc, for treform cinnot tcl nlge ithe puliic desire I'r liquIr, unless Iby the tiime- luking imethod if eduttiln. Still, the pros perity of a city is not to ble judged by thle nutcer of grogshops it ihaUs. There are diffeU nt saluins, giradedtl in evil, nltentloni and effect,. Mls outl stainds well supplied with till worts. Therefore, there is nl regret in the fact that there is a iulooni o so less this Sunday morning than ex islted a week ago. Ic the closing of the Rocky Mountain club, a notorious place patroniled by colored lnen, there is reason for commendation of the o10 cal police department. The people who were about this place left un plumbed none of depravity's depths, Apparently, they regarded themselves above the law, too. The Hawthorne club, another institution of the same port, has been forced to take out the license eof a regular saloon, wlgch 'I THE THIRD PARTY We say "the" third party, instead of "a" third party, be.. cause it is certain that the new organization is here. Our foes, the Hessians of the Missoula Sentinel, in a series of dispatches, some genuine and some faked, seek to show that The Missoullan has misrepresented conditions politi cal. We could not if we would and we would not if we could conduct this newspaper to please the Hessians. But when they are faking dispatches to prove that The Mis soulian is wrong, they should do it consistently and make the dates of their faked.dispatches correspond with their editorial argument. The inaccuracy of the Hessians has become proverbial since they have operated in Missoula. Their idea of correct news is well illustrated by the state ment, contained in the issue of the Sentinel which was devoted so largely to criticism of The Missoulian's news service and to abuse of Senator Dixon, that the "shores of the river from De Smet to Missoula" will be searched in the attempt to find a body. As De Smet is six miles or more from the river, so are the Hessians six miles or more from the truth all of the time. The third party is a certainty and it will have the support of nearly all of the progressive leaders, despite the assert ions of the Hessians. The conditions at the Chicago con vention, as well as the conditions which have succeeded that stolen. assembly, make it apparent to any student of affairs that there is necessity for a new party. The new party will not be a party of leaders, but will be a party of the people. The country has had enough of leaders' parties; it is parties of this sort that have brought the nation into its present critical condition, when the very institutions of our government are threatened by the domination of leaders. It was leaders who set aside the expressed wish of a majority of the republican voters of the country. It was the leaders who stole the name of the grandest party which American pylitics has known and used it as a cloak for the plan to preserve, if possible, the privileges which the interests have enjoyed at the expense of the people. The bosses who first stole enough delegates in the Chicago convention to enable them to dominate its proceedings and then proceeded to do their will with it, have no kinship of spirit with the men who established the republican party as the party of liberty and justice. The need of this country in its present crisis is a party of the people, a party which is not sectional, a party which is for justice and the right, a party which recognizes the right of the individual as quickly as the right of the cor poration, a party which stands for the people-for the issue before this nation is not sectional, it is not personal except as it stands for the personal right of every voter in the country. The handwriting is upon the wall. The politicians see the letters and they tremble at their portent. The new issue is "The Politician Against the People," and there is but one way in which it can be solved. The politician has sold the republican party to the interests; he has betrayed the people; he has disfranchised the voters. Under these conditions there can be no denial of the assertion that there is need for a third party. As to how this party will take shape there may be some difference of opinion as to detail, but there is no disagree ment as to the end to be gained or as to the necessity for immediate action. There are states in which the progres sive idea is so strongly dominant that the advocates of popular government believe they can best attain the desired end through the medium of their present organizations; there are other states in which the interests have such con trol of the machinery that a new organization is necessary to place the people in charge of their own affairs. The matter of detail is being worked out. The bosses are afraid; they sec their power slipping from them; they see the constitutional rights of the ' people restored. Mean while the Hessians continue their abuse of the best friend Missoula and Montana ever had in congress and affect to sneer at the third party's organization. All the while they are searching "the shore of the river at De Smet." They are as ignorant of local conditions as they are of local geography. i1 ilt hii lio ii t el ire i ttiu lti I ir. ItIt not he triue tidhat Ih+ nl,, I. ild lie Wn Niilooii , but it i H i'er itallly trUi that -ill sitl.uti HIuild Iht - weill Watu l.'ed and thlrt, Ih to Ili flit n I r'olgret f'or lihe do elov l o' ntil s or lilt' 1\'s'ew k iII r"e raul'l ts tihl, reilllinl of ]liqo r hsre. Mti ,solulll's itl'8 p ..irin , It lin t refliht- ted ill Mliss.'Ila'n llrllla nt ' .I gr .hIops. THE CRIMSON PATH--'I'ht, ek '11at br11. liit thlt ieI'ltl'leld i distrlHf I ittI u t le hii igt t t ill tt litii l llt ilot n sn 'l'W i ltlwl have |ifill lUnished for lin irl'it I Iin Iof the i'l. of ttitl slate uiiln illt t lhatr iin.oe iilay ciilnIort w ith iiea.lt Lh I iwntItI tit'i Iwy ofi the pan d nirt . (I h Ills littha I s +l"i Iiirn tuts striung er to Mlsuumai. 111 eaue Wna mIlilI flilt'l l iu t l ind l i punls h ent rwa TWift. It Its now h in sltitn' prlit tl. Thire ither tl al Is It rsidett l of Mis ru ntli o ni l heti lly I lds. .tll has h rllnads, toofr orthe days whelln he was a I111111 ' ar re'ilnh'rt dl by bomne. Ins that this fellow had been respectable, that he hall hel t h utisll of trust, that heud fullh d tollo tlt rhimsn pathl but iat conpratilvtly fiew lunths, that there Was the etli'c, that he might reform and becomIe a roul mann again, lthe autltit.les fountl excusetl foir in fileting light punishment. That re generiatiotn lltight not be iprevented The Mlissoulhln halits given nio publicity to this ease, foir It is not right to kick a miail when he Is diown, althouglh, really, for the mian It is somnetines the best. Sttill, this partictlular boy had been warned, had been given friendly, a:irllet .t aId\'ic, -Iit-hli'ty lie, it iN nut 'ifor hi ti b i lIa envirLontment, cunI lltillSn, habitsl for his downfull and 'for his punialihnii t'I. iThe hui an co-ll m'lttc', ii ait rule, do'14 lot twiIigc in rlll untIIil aflter detec htion, bult this bhis nllle ori r IIg Ioandt wrong shouldt iei k*ihly alert and plnfulllly acute th1is tilinig. Miiy lie profit by his to shib hin longlir. lie has had his chllanlc. T'lhe Mlstoulltlin commends lit' len w.hli) briught to btook thetse twit offeliiters. It Is well that tihe white hlav:'ti' learn that the (t.rlden ,ity of Mntlana is not for himl. GAMBLING-''There was anl indig latllllli IIn m'ting one da y bItut week il It lucal cigar stre and the resolu tions of c(. n (ldlnllatLLhI t lilch were Ipa.st.sd \,wire directed lit 'P4to Mi.iou liltl. A nllu Of tho(.I( Jpresent re. Iniltrlted aftlrwatrd, "it Was sture some iht stuff." The Milsoulian wias blamed for agitating the gambling iueistion and the reiln)ls which were asglnted for its alegeu action were varied but they were all amusing. The extent to which Tile Missoullan halio agitated tihe gambling question is that we Iublishced the county attor Iiney' opllen Iletter to the sileriff, In which thle hitter was instructed to put it "stop to dice shaking and all forms of card playing in the saloons and cigar stores. Further, we com mented upon the action of the officer and said that we were glad to see it. If, as Patrick. Henry wopid say, that he agitation, let them go on with their condemnation, The Missoullan did not start. the present. movement against gambling.; We are rather ashamed that wanrd lt; it would have been to our r t , it we had. put now that It tmi "es started, we are for it--firtt lttad all the time. There is a strlot * ·Alast iram bling. Last spring teil people of Msl soula voted to ehtt8ifthe privileges accorded to the sJol4e ikeepers, upon the assurance of the liktter that they would stand tot' t tnlet enforce ment of the law a. lm tould aid in it. It the cigar-storn areLare not'willlnl to take this stand, 'tie would better make arrangements tol enter some other line of bulinessn. There must be no gambling in Miaspula. PHYSICAL CLE IL.INESS-Mis soula last week received gratifying commendation from the executive officer of the state board of health upon the cleanlinesgaof her alleys and yards. The city health officer has been been sealous in his efforts to bring about an improvement in the local sanitary conditions. That he has been successful speaks well for his efficiency and for the response of the people to his sug3lstlons. There has been good work done in this line and tht're is a lot more to be done. The laying of pavement will improve the sanitary situation materially; there are some of the city's alleys which should be paved along with the streets. But with a continuance of the seal which has been manifested this summer, there will be no fault to rind with Missoula's byways. The betterment has been great and It should be made even greater. IMPROVEMENTS - One event of last week illustrated the attitude of Missoula's people toward the Improve ment movement. The residents of Vine street-naturally one of the city's most attractive residence thorough fares-had some misgivings as to the plan for parking their street. They did not, however, go up into the air; they merely made inquiries as to what was intended. When they had found out what they wanted to know, they discovered that they %ere all in favor of the work. There are other streets which are planning to follow suit. PLAYGROUNDS-The m:.lntaclning of public playgrounds is, undoubt e.dly, a great and splendid factor In civic betterment. That the supervi lon of children's play andt the cre ating of opportunity for play will do much toward building up a sturdy generation Is admitted by all. Mis soula's experience with public play grounds has been pleasant and prof Itable. lrast season's success is to be matched this year. The Interest that is being taken is greater and the at tendance is larger. Miss Ruth Car penter. who Is in charge of the Mis soula system, has already shown her self finely fitted for her work. Under her directl.n, thousands of Missoula's kiddies are disporting themselves day by day, learning to love the open, .le'rning to imve athletics, learning to like that which It is Ibst that they should like, enjoying the health that comes with natural exercise, winning from nature good hearts and sound lnrgs. From the public playground Mlissoula will gain a great deal. If tile trout would only bite as well as do the mosquitoes and if the gar den truck would grow as fast as the wee.ds, this world would be satisfac tory even to the socialists. The Mlseoullan is the newspaper of western Montana. It 'reaches all the peoplie and they all read it. That is the reason for the success of Mis oulltan advertising. There are vacation opportunities in western .Montana, more numerous and nwore varied than can be found in any othller rea of like rlie In the world. The Indians are not the only ones who are dancing these days; there is rotnsiderable hopping around In the ranks of the convention-stealers. c'ertaln it is there will have to be llme sane regulation of the Fourth of July excurslop, now that we have the firecracker under control. The railway, the automobile and thll aeroplane lead the firecracker in thei4 casualty list this year. So much for the sane Fourth. There are some farmntrs, however, who complain because the weather niakes the weeds grow' as fast as the vegetables. The advertising pages of The Mls soullan contain suggestions this morn Ing which will be helpful to all who read them. The Hanford investigation demon. strates that there are some folks In leattle who don't know whien a man Is drunk. If the state can build all the high ways that are planned In Anaconda this week, Montana will be well flxed. These are thb days when the church bell finds keen Bunday-morning com petition in the call of the Woods. We said it never rains in' Missoula on the Fourth and we'll not have to take it bask for a year, anyway. The Missoulian class ad helps in vacation time, by giving you more time for enjoyment, Try ,it, The settlement of western Montana is making the land.offile 'business Just what its name implies I 1. Irultvale, Cal., July 6.-(peelat.l) The 'movling plcture man with hLi camera hinosealed Mount PI 1ess. g and plcture.' of Joaquin Mller, "the poet of the Jtlibrra ," in the intimate precineot of hIbihoioe, ase b l 09g to patrons of pt9yitl pl h iouoi' and to posterlity, t " The venerable bird may leave the world that he has thrilled with hid sotng, but as long, as the celluloid films endure him admirers will be able t, watch him strolling, throuigh his Mel. ebrated cyprens .rVe at his homn tit "The Hights," babk of 'rultViale. They will have the privilege of ob serving him seated in contemplation on the steps of his home and the op* portunity of noting him standing be fore the walls of stone which he built himself and in which he takes do much pride. They will also 'have glimpses of JTantta, his daughter; and of the tomb which the poet builM ed for his remaln. . ' All this was not accomplished, 'how ever, by simply tutning the. crank of the picture machine. For Joaquin Miller, thougi.'he is a poet. is not wholly lacklhg in thrift. H.e, e~ plained that there were certain things to be considered before he could p.d before the camera. The operator, abandoned his apparatus for a time, reached for his check.book and asked the poet how much it would be. A substantial sum was named and re ceived. Theln a contract was drawn. under the terms of which Miller will receive a percentage of all of the prof its derived from the film. These proceedings lasted over an hour and it was midafternoon before the poet donned his boots and cordu roy trousers and with the assistanrce of Ils daughter started his walk un der his cypress trees. "1 want you to take a picture of me In this grove," he explained, "There was not a single tree here when I secured this place. Now I have a grove of over a thousand trees. I want the people to see that I have produced something besides poetry." At this Juncture two horses escaped from the poet's corrals. "Would you mind tying them up," he asked one of the moving picture men. "Actors ydu know have more sense than horses." Proceeding from the grove the writer took his stand at the side of one of his stone walls. "Take me here," he said. "I built this wall by hand and I want the public to know it." The picture man' attempted to se cure pictures of the poet at the side of the mausoleum which he has erect ed for the accommodation of his re. mains- at the top of one of the hills on the estate. "I can't make It," announced the puthor after a short climb. "Like Abraham I am aflicted with years. I' have been sick too much to undertake such a trip now." Sitting on the steps of his home Miller discussed the moving picture. Industry. "I have been too busy being sick to know much about the pictures," he related. "I saw my first moving plc Women's Club Work X.-In Legislation and for Child Welfare. By Frederlok J. Haskln While the club women of the coun try are divided In their opinion as to whether or not they should have the right to influence legislative action by means of the ballot, they all unite in the, belief that there are legislative molvements in both the states and the natlon which merit their heartiest sup iort. In every state there Is a legis lative committee representing the club women which gives attention to the matters requiring action In that par. ticular state while the general federa tion through Its legislative committee endeavors to secure the passage or the defeat of bills which affect the entire nation. At present the subjects In which the club women of the coun try are most actively interested in clude the establishment of a national children's bureau, the placing of art objects upon tile free list, the secur ing of the Appalachian forest reser vation, the health department bill which may include an anti-tubereu losls provision, and the consideration of means for reducing the death roll of industry by laws which require greater provision for the safety of the employes in moines, factories and oth er Industries. The children's bureau Is now established and a woman is at its head. Tihe plan of work of the general federation provides that three memn bers of the committee shall be located in Washington, and they are thus able to give first hand Information as to the progress and conditions of the na tional bills in which the club women are interested, The chairman of the committee then passes the work along to the club presidents throughout the country by means of circular letters and other literature and in this way letters and petitions are sent In at the time when they will do tile most good. In this connection, it should Abe borne In mind that the constitution of the United States preserves to all citisens the right of petition. Mar riage could not take this right away from woman even when she was la boring under the disabilities of the common law. Letters to representa tives and senators, unless from per sonal friends, are apt to be thrown into the waste paper basket after a polite acknowledgement, but any pe tition addressed to the United States senate or house of' reprdsentatives when presented must be flied and Anot ed in the Congressional Recerd. - Daring the past two years thou sands of petitions, as well as letters, have been pouring in from the club women of tihe country regarding leg. Islative measures in which they are Interested, because of notices issued by the general federation since the last biennial. One of the last of thesd measures to secure their interest has been the bill pravidlng .o thle aboll tion of the poisonous white phoe* phorus match. Olub women from:ev. ery state have sent. in petitioip' urg Ing .the passage of thse ill beoauem JA N MILL-R AND I DAUG..' , JUANIT AT TnHlIM JOAQUIN MILLER AND HIS DAUG HTER, JUANITA, AT THEIR HOME. AGED BARD TALKS OF FILMS. "Actors have more sense than horses." "Moving piotures are poems; they are educational, beautiful and in aspjrtlonal. Yet I wouldn't go oaross the street to see a moving pioture show. I will not gac;to see the ptotures of myself because I see enough of myself at home." "I am doing my best work, but I won't talk about it." "I am a hill man; that is why I live here." "Be sure and take some pictures of me among the trees and at the side of my stone walls. I want the people to see that I have done something besides writing poetry." ture in Berkeley on Columbus day. Pictures are poems; they are educa tional, beautiful and inspirational. I could not write a poem about them because one can't write a poem about a poem. "St11l I would not cross the street this Is the last of the great civilized nations which has not enacted some such mneaure. There is a growing desire upon the part of club woemen to lbecoclel better inforned regarding matters of legisla. time procedure and it has been recom mended that the general federation Issue a bulletin giving special Infor mation regarding the best means of Influencing legislative action. An. other publication under prospective consideration by the general federa tion isa a manual which will give the property rights of womenl in the'dif ferent states, their public rights as to menmership of boards of state insti tutions, guardianship of children and other matters which affect the chllld and the family life. Neveral of the state federatlions have such books at their colnlmlnd, tile firt bayving been prepared for Pennsylvhania chiefly through the efforts of Mrs. tudolph Blankenburg of Phludellqhia. Even In states where woman's suffrage has not yet become a pOl)pular Issue, club wjmen are realising that an interest In legislative matters is lone form of patriotism ºtid are becoming more eager in lncreasing it. Many of the clubs have taken up the study of public legislative policy with the arguments both for and against debatable questlons In the be lief that increased knowledge and understanding of public affairs will tend to create a keener interest in them. The Chlicago Women's club was one of the first to take up this line of work and it haI carried out 4 carefully prepared program for two years. Among the subjects consild ered have been "The IRelative Advan tages of State Bights versus a Central Power"; "The Htandard Oil and To bacco Decisions Before the Suprema, Court"; "The Conservation of Natural Rtesources of All Kinds, Including the Alaska Fur Industries," and many other matters pertaining to national legislation. In the study of the leg laltive methods of' their state they have considered the effects of party government in contrast to control by faction, city government by commis sion, direct prlmaries and the short ballot. The tact that Mrs. Ellen 'Spencer Mussey, the chairman of the legslea 'tive committee of the general feder ation, is now a candidate for the office of judge of the juvenile court of the District of Columbia, will do much to concentrate the Interest of the club women of the country in leg islation for child welfare. In Chlocago, MrW. Catherine Waugh MaoCullough has held the office of judge for more than two" years, notwithstanding the fact that equal political rights for the women In that state have not, yet come under a&tive cOnsideratlon, With the growing influence in favor of .plcing women upon school boards and boards of public lnatitutionu to see a moving picture show. I will not see the pictures myself because I see enough of myself at home." Looking over the puripective of plain and valley below him he con tinued. '"1 amr a hill man. That is why I live here. I1 am also doing my best work, but I don't intend to talk about it. Boys put their hands In bird nests and then there are no more eggs. I anm like that. If 1 talk about what I unm going to do I will never do it." It Is understood that the poet is working on a poem commemorating the Panama canal. The opening sines are said to run as follows: "God's work will not be done until these two seas are made In one." Ar(hur W. Rice and George E. Thornton were the moving picture op erators who secured the films. "This is a film that will not die," explained Thornton yesterday. "It will hand down to posterity intimate glimnses of the life of the poet. A new field has been opened up in this way for the moving picture operator and already many of our famous men have been photographed for the gen erations that are to come after them." comes the recognition of the fact that there are many women lawyers Ine the country competent to fill the of flee of Judge and that authority for their appclnttnent is a legislative meastU'e of interest and importance to the welfare of the women and chil dren of the nation. An important branch of work close 1'y akin to legislative effort taken up by the general federation is that of the department of civil service reform which 'for more thian 10 years has been valiantly working to secure properly qualified persons to fill all public offices in every part of the country without regard to their po litlcal aspirations. In some states the efforts of the women have had such great influence that every office in the state, including the Janitors of all public buildings, the librarians and even the secretaries to the governor and other state officials can be ap pointed only after a competitive civil service examination. The value of civil service examinlnatlons for the of ficals of such public institutions as asylums, prisons, jails and alms houses is being strongly urged by club women throughout the country. In every institution where women and children are to be placed the need of the appointment of matrons is be ing emphasized and the laws provid Ing for tie position of such matrons have been so generally adopted throughout the country during the last 10 years that there are few states In which some suclf provision has not been made. The appointment of po lice matrons at the police stations in all large cities is a reform measure almost entirely due to the efforts of the club women of the country. The establishment of a special department for women and children In the labor bureaus of the different states Is a measure that the legislative commit tees of a number of state federations now have under consideration. This has already been brought about In M4nnesota chiefly through the influ once of Mrs. Petry Starkweather, who went before the legislature of her state with the following statement: "There are 30,000 women who are at Work In Minnesota. If they work 800 days in a year and, earn an average of ai dollar a day their earnings amuount to $9,000,000 a year. Our creamery industries are worth $80,000 a year and we have 40 men to look after their Interest. Don't you think that we should have at .least one woman who will look after the Inter ests of $S,000,000 worth of women?" And the members of the legislature evidently agreed with her for they appointed a woman whose duties are to investigate the conditions that sur round women at work and to recom mend to the legislature such meas ures as would te)ld to conserve their general welfare; While there Is a difference of opin ion growing among club women re garding the value of curfew laws,. their .benefit In many towns has been conceded and the efforts of most of the federations are still in favor of their extension. The objection urged against them is that they are apt to (Continued on fa grt.. a