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fyOULD ENGLISH WOMEN SHOOT? YES, SAYS MILITANT
*ir OUR HOMES WERE THREATENED WE WOULD SHOULDER GUNS AND KILL," SAYS ANNIE RENNEY, CO-FOUNDER OF THE W. S. P. U. A KNIE KENNET, co-foundar with frith Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst ,Bd Chnttabel Pankhurtt. of f|B,,'j social and Political Union, "a, Engli?--wom?n *h0 would *h00t' Wi .hoot to kill, " England', oppon ?, ?n *? *?r inr*ded th"1 C?Untry ?j threatened its home?. S?t that Mist Kenney is a fierce indi ^usl. Qu,tc thC contr*ry- If y?U ?re to meet her on the street in Now Y,rV to-day and you might, for *ne hi New York you would s--e only a Uttle woman with, sweet f-.ee. humor ?. blue ryes and a gentle bearing. A ?^od gUact. however, wou'd show yta s certain dauntless look, something ?liant about her, which seems 10 Day, ???teuncon-eiously: -I msy he little, and not very strong; bst you cannot bend me. you cannot brisk mc" U is a bearing which explain! why it ?nvt Arm- Kenney. the factory worker, ?ho, with Christtbel Pankhurst, back ,? im. ?area to do the unheard-of ?Jung of going to a political meeting j ?ad asking the speaker from the floor ! of the house when his party proposed to give the vote to women. And it is a bearing which explains why she be? lieves woman, as well as man, should bear arms when home and country are threatened. "And I know that the Women's Social and Political I'nion feels as I do. Chris? tabel Pankhurst, who has returned to London from Taris, where she was a political exile, writes me that she will give all her strength and time to the work of urging Englishmen to enlist in thii war. Would she do this if she were not willing to risk her .ife? None of ut would urge a man to do what we wouldn't do." "1 Would Shoot." "For myself, I can say that if ene? mies entered my country and threat? ened my home. I would shoulder a rifle nnd shoot them. Surely most worn n would. It would be cowardly and prudish to send our men to war nnd shrink from fighting ourselves. Should England be invaded, the women will help repel them. THE LONELY I COLLEGE WOMAN '? Her Species Will Die Out After the In? tercollegiate Alumnae Tempt Her witH Wholesome Diversions. COLLEGE women are paraphrasir .ul's invitation: "Com reason together." "Com ?(t at plaj together." they tay. Four hundred an?l fifty women, froi forty different colleges, women i the professions, in Ne Yurk City, are playing a?, hard as the the i off hours, taking advar the intercollegiate athleti ?etivitie? inaugurated by Miss Lillia Sthoedler a year ago. When Mis Schoedlrr and two or three youn women who shared her ideas decidei nth fear and trembling, to tak Thompson Gymnasium, at Teacher! College, for certain nights in the wee thry womiered if they could possibl get together the seventy-five youn; ?omen they had to guarantee for at e to reserve the building. S?, Many Lonely ( olle-ge Women. ...;.- tTiey iiad three hun tired spplications for membership, an? the thing has been growing ever since "It just -how.<." Miss Schoedler sai? many lonely colleg? ?omen there are in New York?oi ???re." oedler confesses that hei first motive in starting the athletu bal. rolling was a selfish one. Initiated Through Selfish Reason. "I ?ratn't getting enough exercise,' ihe said, "and the hours when I was free I was in business were just the other people didn't seem to h? dOir.p the things 1 wanted to do. iioup of Barnard graduates ? Barnard with me once a ?ttk ami uo athletics. That was the ?ummer before last. Then one day a friend belonging to another college ?id to me: 'Isn't it too bad I'm not Barnard? I'd so like to go in with *ou.' "That set me thinking, and last year ** had an organization into which my friend could come. So big has it grown that we have to restrict the member? ship to giaduates of arts and science colleges. If we didn't we should have ?pplieation- from the graduates of ??'try little school calling itself a col? lege in the country. "We have intercollegiate water polo matches, and we had the very first in? tercollegiate basketball game on horse? back. Yes, we have a great deal of riding. We have made an arrangement by which a girl can hire a horse, with riding instruction, for 67 cents an hour eight two-hour rides for $1025. The active and daring ones play polo or some other lively game. The quiet ones just ride." * The charm of thin recreation is its inexpensiveness. Suppose a girl wants to have the horseback riding. She pays lier $10 25 for eight rides, and is a member; there is no other fee. She can go once a week. The beginners go Thursday evening and the experienced riders Friday evenings. A middy blouse and bloomers are the only habit she re? quires. Directing thi* work means har?l ef? fort on the part of Miss Schoedler and her committee. Miss Daphne ImhrK* and Miss Elsa Alsberg. "My chosen work in the event >f in? vasion would be to gather the <h ;dr?n together and care for them. "We women of England, suffragists and all, believe that this war must be fought out. It might have been pre? vented at the outset. Five intelligent persons, sitting down together and dis? cussing it calmly, rould have arbi? trated the differences at the bottom of the conflict. That is what will be ?Ion? when women have equal political rights with m?m. Instead of sending out soldiers to he cut up the nations will sit down and reason together. Bat since the war is being waged, F.nglish women want their country to battle on until something definite is? .?ettled. Paaee concluded now would be false peace. And if the war needs me to fight I will fight." Miss Kcnney explained carefully just why the militant suffragists had dropped their own particular warfare till England's conflict should be settled. Called a Suspension. Not Truce. "We have called a suspension, not a truce," she said. "We do not use the word 'truce' or 'amnesty,' for they might indicate that we would confer with our opponents, and that we will never do. We confer among ourselves. We have called a suspension of OUT activities against the government be? cause we believe it is the right thine to do. Some have said we did it in deference to public opinion. We don't consider public opinion. We are public opinion. We do what we think is right, regardleat of any one. "However, the idea of tuspending our miid and merciful militantism while the bloody militant ism of the war goes on is not so bad, aside from its justice. People will notice the difference in the methods when we stait in again. For we shall surely re? sume if the politicians don't give us the vote when the war ends." But Miss Kenney doesn't believe the politicians will refuse this little favor. War Will Chasten Cabinet. "I hej arc going to emerge from the war," ?he said, "m a very chastened mood. They will he fclml to give the women what they ask. If they don't, then we shall start again to worry and t ? Miss Annie Kenney, Arch Militant. them. Militantisn is the only way. You cai not reason with an Eng? lish pi I ?"i have got to get i ead thin way," sun! Mi Kenney, illustrating with her ? ? *i hi r own head. tho way, . whj M I- nney i- in America. Slip " Women's k and Pol ' ?>?;;! ' n ion, had for what is the use of old? ril ..?is of women to break window while the eyes of the world aie upon the conflict that is break ? g bodien and wonen'n hearts? As Mi Kenney pointed out, the horrify* ing militancy of the war quite over? shadowed tl ind. Ha? ing not.?. ig o ?''<? \ ?.? ? :.c\- thouf-ht Mi?- would pay ? longed foi visit to the I"riit.? <i Sta ? -. She slipped into Bosto i on tne S.?. Pretorian ?o quiet!) that hardly any one knew she had arrived. "I didn't use an ... umed name, as sons p< '??" ? "My *.:?p.c-t was bough! under ;?. rame not my own, hut 1 just did that so I wouldn't be fu - ed end woi ried ci over. I call? <l myself M ! i urden. Hut when we came into port ..' (tost?n 1 *.o!'l the immigration officials who I wa . and that I had been i p etc "They asked me if I meant to do the things here that I got imprisoned 'at in England. 1 said no. of i It was not necessary in this coun ry, where women were gaining th?1 by degrees without any i ghtii " ' en they had fi ished the r quest i.g : iej ? go. Then I wen! ' where I visited until ?? *\et NOTED SUFFRAGIST, VISITING IN THE UNITED STATES, DECLARES FOR A MORE SPIRITED MILITANCY ON BASIS OF MILITARY EQUALITY WITH MEN. Later on Miss Kenney expects to West, and aid, with speaking, the ti frage campaigns that are on in a nui bcr of the states out there. In Ne' port sh?> attended some of the me? ings held there in connection with tl conference of the Congressional Uni? and spoke at one of them. "I love to speak here," she sai "Your American audiences are so qui? so attentive their faces are so inqui ing. There is always hope when tl people are inquiring. Quiet audience are a novelty to me, for we ?lon't hav them in England. The people shoi questions at us, and altogether a meet ing is a great strain on the speakers. "We do have splendid meeting! though; we were having them right u to the time I left, after war was de dared. At one meeting, a few day before I tailed, at the Holland Skatini Rink, in London, we collected the sun of ?16,000. And it wasn't given by i few rich persons, either. Poor peoph gave shillings, ha'pences what the; could spare. That was the encouragin] thing." Anme Kenney snares with Mrs Pankhurtt the distinction of having been spared by the English governmen' the horrors of forcible feeding. Sh" has been a hunger striker many times ." lia' wat arrested nnd imprisoned five t.mes before the "cat and mouse act" came in force, and under that measure n prison seven times. The las'. impritonment wat in December, 1913, when she started a thirst strike and held out in it eight days, or until the authorities released her. "A thirst strike," she said yesterday, "is like hell." No. the wasn't swearing. She mean'. Lhat a thirst strike was like the hela that children picture when they are ?Mat the lost burn in fire forever. thirst Strike Terrible. "It injured my throat," she said, "so 'hat I cannot speak outdoors at all. -v thirst strike is much worse than a ' hunger strike, and that is bad enough. ! And how hard they try to tempt us with food! The wardresses set trays with the most delicious food close be ' fore us. After awhile they remove it and bring freth food; and be sure they :.iiow if the prisoner has taken the ? iutle morsel. "Somehow we do not long for food; it doesn't tempt us. We are strikin-* for something we believe in so ardently thst we have perfect control of our nerves and we don't want food. That. I suppose, is why hunger striking doesn't hurt us more. The Spirit Ipholds. "Doctors in England are very inter? ested to find why we suffer compara? tively so little ill effect from hunger striking. I met a doctor in France not. long ago who told me that he consid? ered it most marvellous. Well, it in because'the spirit upholds us. Even after my thirst strike I soon recovered, though I was taken from the priso:i lying flat on my back on a stretcher; and though I attended fie next meet? ing, where I was determined to be. lying on a stretcher, I soon recovered strength. "But those strikes are ci deals worse than death. It would be far less cruel , of the government to let us die, in? stead of ietting us sink to the verga of i death and then pullinr us back." But in spite of what the militant?) have suffered, Christabe! Psnkhurst's | letter to Miss Kenney burns with patri ' otic feeling. * "Lord Roberts and Mr. Blstchford w? re right," says the letter, "when they tried to rouse the country into realiz? ing the need of a strong army. Wt must be prepared to defend ourselves against German aggression. Germans are saying that the English are played out. The English are not played out. and the suffragettes are the sign and means of regeneration. This war is not a question of ?aggression; it is a ques? tion of defence. The W. S. P. U. is just setting out to help our country to get recruits. We are not going to do philan? thropy. The state is equipped for that. We shall do the work that most needs doing?work for the defence of our I country." GIRLS TRADE CHINESE FOR AMERICAN CULTURE TWK1A E Chinese maidens entered the United States a few days ago, filled with joy and excite? ment, showing in the demurest of ways their rapture at having entered at last "the promised land." They are the lir.-t girls to be tent here to i be educated under the American In? demnity Fund, which was formed when ! America remitted VI l.OOO.Oli? of the ?n : demnity paid by China in conse?juence ' of damages suffered during the Boxei uprisings. For the last five years ' yourg men have been favored, but this I year, in accordance with the unusually advanced attitude of China toward its \ women, girls have been selected to partake of Occidental culture. Educated bv Americans. These girls have been students at I the Tsing-IItia College, at Peking, j which is supported by the Indemnity ?Fund and is conduced entirely in The Successo Corset Latest Styles Custom Made From 2.50 up Sold by the Best Stores Hodfi So. Ill pa THE MA 1ESTIC St Nicholas Ave. i: Colt I4STH ST. *-*?l?tely lirr|iriM>r <ornrr Apartments 7 and S Rooms ,:"*sh ?la? Elevai? ?tul t. i. t>t.on* lZ?Y* ?'' ?"? ">* '" 1 ?? .- Who |,H*-T th<- "I," lo_U. RENTS 5720 TO $1,02#. '???Mm-; AK' i.I OS Prt ml DU BOIS & TAYLOR **-? Broadway (i<6lh M.) JARRYTURNER AGENCY lw*uei-h . T?.N AVK* T" Mu-TSr Hill ?? -?fc L!"" -'"??- A. (Wly. Mal? & Fem_l. ????r?***, u?v_?t_nia_ aaj ?? _J-l ?????f.* a, **????????????> ? WESTDALE, 602 W. 139th St. NKAn RIVKK.SIDK Hill??. AM> Sl'BWA? a 6 & 7 Rooms & Bath, Rents SSO lo $70 ; ; 331 Lexington Av. j; ?iilt.NKll J-TH BTRKKT. All Outside Hooms. 8 Roo-tt tad Bath, Keott $1.500 KICK & SHARROTT 2.608 H road way. nr. 98lh Street. -SYSTEMATIC EXERCISE? kor aoMKN am? otaiM. MORN'IN?;. AK't KUMniN A KVKNIxr, Clueiae.? ?r J'rlwit? I^agaona? RK( KKATIOX CKNTRK OYMNA8HM or THK T. W. C. A. SI Wc?l It M. Tel. Ilr?anl 7:i.Vt. Western manner, the Kngli^h language being used during all but Chinese history and literature recitations. They have been educated mainly by Amer? icans. ;?nd ha\e imbibed ideas as to the freedom and efficiency of (he mon ern woman. They are preparing to enter professions formerly dedicated Thev Come Here to Imbibe and Then Impart to Their Country Women American Ideals and Culture. I I to men only. These eager students, who have just jcome over under the chapcronag?- of i Mrs. V. T. Tsiir, wife of the director I of tin- Tsing-Hua College, and ?>f the ! Young Woman's Christian Association were determine?! upon by competiu.e examinations, and arc now to finish their education. "Our Schools Like Yours." "Our schools are just like yours," I said pretty Meyung Ting. "We learned in the i hristian school what you are taught here; we read your English 1.:. . . ( we ?-ven play your games. Oh, ' have bai ketball, tennl;, l. b ? ' . ?! and all the reet. We ? ?. here in Am : i . for \e know that people a to 'the -ame everywhere, ami the schools, doubtless, will l"' the >ame here as they were in Peking." Mi Ting is just eighteen, the aver? age age of ?1:?' cioup, and is bright and kirn and pretty. Her black r>a , befween narrow lid.?, look always out at the corner i in a moat roguith fa?(, ion. She is always smiling and wide? awake, quick to obtervt ? ?liffcrence in opinion, t new viewpoint, ami mould , it m with he, formai conceptions She is here to --tuiiy medicine, surely an "advance?!" profession. Her special study will be in women's h "Just a little over ten yes i ? on" who was r.o; wealth) v.a- educ*. cd in China," -_kI Y. T. Wong, . man who received hi? tion through the Inden nit) I* ur I, '"What these l*?rls m.11 <l" return alter five yeai say. Most of il "in will become Then they will lind i! difficult t<> apply most of what they have acquired, for naturally they will .-.ant their husbands want them to and as their friends ?.?<* living. "Now the;.* write better E Chinese. They are more pi wn*mi- English pot try than tl Lut when the) return they ?ill ?chool, many of them, and will teach m Chinese. The translation of ideas will be quite M difficult for them as the mechanical translation of the mere gi " In order nol to forget theii national ???.' twelve young pioneers have1 ? I not to discard their native 'costumes. In straight, loose jackets of . dull blue, or black, and the loose ?LuW -kirt', marked faintly by em* broidery'i they look quaint and pie * m que, Their only concession i- in i heir Western footgear, peeping out odd!) enough from under the Chinese ?es. I'ekinif as Noift) as New York. t)f the much-hruited subject of city /I'M-i.- thej had already formed definite SHE IS "MOST HUMAN" OFFICIAL Such Is the High Regard of a Hunger Striker for That Defender of Law, Dr. Anna Hubert. Tt IS difficult to imagine sincerei ?*? praise than that which can be given by the breaker of laws 'c the instrument for the enforcement of them. When Miss Kebecca Edelson, the first to attempt hunger striking in America, and a resident of the Black well's Island Workhouse for a month, said that Dr. Anna Hubert was fine, splendid, clever and the only "human" person she had seen in her penal ad? venture, one feels that Or. Hubert must indeed be a trifle extraordinary. Her Task Herculean. She was appointed examining physi? cian of the Workhouse two months ago by Or. Katharine B. Davis, a task which Miss Edelson declares to be i herculean and impossible of complete accomplishment, for the number of I entering prisoners is too large for one ? person to examine as completely as she ) might. Miss Edelson was not examined when she entered the Workhouse, for the same reaso;i that she declares She refused to eat during the space opinion, although they had been in tht city but a few hours. "New York does r.ot sound very different from Peking,' declared Yu Hiang Yang, who is un usually lucky in having the compan? ionship of her younger sister, for she too, is a student. "In Peking we, too, have automobiles and street cars. But you lack the reverberating noise of the wheelbarrows rolling over wooden streets. "There is the same bustle and hurry in both places, but here there is not the silent rickshaw continually rush? ing by. This afternoon we are going out shopping and we are all very ex? cited. Oh. yes, we are sure we are going to like it here." That was the consensus of opuiion. They were going to like it. The other maidens are named Sing Ling. Meiung Ting, Meiung Han. Sophia H. Chen, Zaen Tien Wong. Yuhiang Yang, Siohafl Chin. Tong K. Ling. Dora Chong, C. Y. i.ee, Fants/. Day ind Non Ling Lee. of twenty-seven day?. Mis? Edel son's bearing in this oeriod was a pro? test against punishment. Or. Hubert Segregating Unfit. A terribly difficult task has Or. Hu? bert, the first woman to hold this po? sition, for often the examinations last all day long without intermission. And it is fortunate for the prisoners that such a tolerant person as she has this work in charge. Or. Hubert's Outlook Not Hopeful. Dr. Anna Hubert, who has not the hopeful outlook of the idealist, who does r.ot shrink from facts at they are baldly presented to her, has neverthe? less not been embittered or hardened hy what she has seen. She looka at life in its worst phases squarely, but the irrepressible sense of humor that sparkles in her deep-set gray eyes pre? vents her from feeling that the worst > has come, with more to follow. "There is no conclusion to be drawn 1 from the physical condition of the women, but mentally 1 find them a hit below normal. If that were net so they would not be here so frequently. When they come back after a brief 'vacation.' they say, 'Isn't it a shame?' but they do not mean it very strenuously. "They take crime and punishment as ' a matter of course, as if to say, 'It al? ways happens, and always will happta. I'm sorry I'm the goat.' But triar? it little deep feeling in the matter. It ia surprising what a happy lot they ture. A Spree tnd Then the Comfort of "The Island." "They go out on a spree, and if they are taken they are sure of warm h ?.us ing m winter, comfort in summer, antl far belter food than they might other? wise have. And as they always have a 'job' waiting for '.hem when they want it, why should they bewail their fatoT They are happy-go-lucky, and have a ?ood time here. Hut when they go out they contaminate others. \ Solution? [ "Solution? Oh, I don't know of any; ' ?ducation will help, segregation ef the mentally unsound may help, but it it difficult to hope fo rany radical reform* in the people that have shown decided tendencies to evil of any sort, espe? cially when their previous training doe? not include any restraint." -~l .?* *7 cFur rier-s ^ Our exhibit of Fall and Winter Models is espo? ir.ally interesting this season, .showing the last word in distinctive fur fashions, and illustrating the changes in style tending to extremes. Our ,.,,'L m of i a re skins has never l>ecn ex ?? lied, ??in i '.-?? for special orders a selection th*at v ;ii meet themosi exacting requirements. We counsel early inspection and selection, as the gre.i! war abroad lias rendered further impor? tations uncertain. Prices ranze from very moderate to the high? est, with special attention to the popular priced grades. Particular st?-*ntion glreu t?> remodelling ?f fur? in confoMB to the prewent daj atyles. 384 Fifth Avenue Telephone Greek) 2044. Between 36tli -ud 3 7th sts.