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of women and children in the first
She saw him climb into the boat,
and she saw the boat lowered to the
water. "- -
Then she saw the lavage arms of
the sea dash the cockleshell, with its
human cargo, against the side of the
sinking ship. She saw human forms
struggling for a moment in the
waves and then sink. Among them
was her heroic young husband!
Capt. Inch, of the Volturno , in
paying a tribute to First Officer Mil
ler, for his heroism, said that the
young man delighted in playing with
emigrant children. This photograph
shows him doing this.
WOMEN WON'T HAVE TO ASK THEIR "HUBBIES"
HOW TO VOTE NOT IF THEY GO TO "SCHOOL"
Do the women in your neighbor
hood lcnow how to register and vote?
Could they walk up to the polls and
cast their ballots if they had the fran
chise? If not, organize a class and teach
This is the practical plan of wide
awake Illinois women who propose,
in the next three months to make
the business of voting as easy and
familiar to every woman in the whole
state as it is to order her groceries!
Regardless of trade, position or
politics, this state-wide campaign to
prepare women voters for the next
election has been inaugurated.
movement is already well under way
right here in Chicago.
Scores of classes are organized in
various parts of the city where com
petent instructors women take
their pupils through the whole pro
cess of registering and" voting.
Hundreds of women attend these
classes, which are held everyday un
der the direction of suffrage"brgan
izations, pohtical parties, women's
club organizations, women's unions,
The first class was started by the
election commissioners. Women in
structors may be found 1n the com
missioners' office at city hall any time
during the day or evening. When
ever a group of women come in,
whatever the time of day, they can
have a class.
ALL classes of women are taking
the trouble to attend! j
Mrs. Grace Wilbur Trout, who is
organizing classes all over the state.
In one week in the election com
missioners' office there were women
from the stenographers' union, the
Italian woman's suffrage organiza
tion, the Woman's City Club, the' Illi
nois Women's Democratic Club, the
Waitresses' Union, the Glovemakers'
union, the Switchmen's Wives, the
Austin Mothers' Club and any num
ber iof suffrage organizations besides.