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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 27, 1912, Image 7

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spared that experience
ApriL 19, I was given all the
letters which had accumulated in
six weeks, including the request
of the United Press for a state
ment. Last Sunday at chapel the serv
ice was so long that many of the
women fainted. They, were those
who had been fed forcibly, and
who were in,a terribly weakened
condition from that dreadful ex
perience. Meanwhile my mother, alarm
ed by the press reports, had hur
ried to England from our home in
'Albany and iiad applied to the
United States embassy to get my
release. She also asked them to
gether permission to see me.
The embassy told my mother
that she could see me only on con
dition I promised not to share in
any further demonstrations. I
avpuld'notdo that.
The next day my mother ap
plied in personally to the British
home office, and immediately was
granted permission toysee me.
"If the United States embassy
made any attempt to secure my
unconditional release, I do not
know of it. b do not wish to say
that the embassy is incompetent.
I-suppose its duties lie in defend
ing persons in the interest of
American voters only. v
The British home office offer
edtto release me iromediatelyon
condition I should agree nob to
commit any wilful dainage 'to
property in the future. I refused
this offer, because t never had
committed any damage, and I
ho evidence of my guilt,
If it is a lady reader who has
this issue of our, paper in handK
she will confer a favor by handing
it over to herhusband, father, or
brother, at this point, and retiring
to the next room while he reads
this article.
Thanks ! And now we Have to
say to our men "readers that the
women must be saved saved
frqm themselves. We know this
is a tremendous, alpe'rilous prop
osition. Often such attempts re
sult in fireside discord. We re
member with complete distinct
ness one attempt to save a woman
from her self, by moral suasion
wnolly when the fireside poker,
shovel and tongs took part in the
disqord and it took a Sheridarfs
ride by a sergeant of the police
to save anybody. But the pres
ent proposition demands consid
eration at any sacrifice.
The state board of health of
Colorado has made a thorough
investigation and diagnosis.
There were 4331 cases of smallpox
in Colorado in 1908, 1,096 in
1910, and 1,394 in 1911. The in
crease is due to the growing pop
ularity of "rats," "Janes," pin-on-curls
and other species of false
hair. This sort of hair, largely
imported from China, Where
smallpox has been very" prevalent,
began to be stylisTiin 1910. Note
the increase in smallpox over
1908. The use became general in
.i Wi

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