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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,
-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
"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.
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
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
"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?
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
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
"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
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]
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
"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."
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
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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
I'ekinif as Noift) as New York.
t)f the much-hruited subject of city
/I'M-i.- thej had already formed definite
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
"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."
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