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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 27, 1913, Image 29

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RICH SUFFRAGETS KNOW NOTHING OFMINERS':
.WIVES1 SUFFERINGS YS MOTHER JONES, ,
- BY WM. G. SHEPHERD'
Trinidad, Col.j Oct. 27. Mother
Jones, 81, here fresh from the West
Virginia prisons to help Colorado coal
strikers, recently gave me her -opinion
on women's 'suffrage.
"From what I see of conditions in
this corrupted state of Colorado,
where they have had women's suf
frage -for-14 years, it seems to me
that the influence- of women, has been
utterly useless. I wish Mrs. Pank
hurst would frame me a statement
as to why women's suffrage has-fail-ed
so utterly in Colorado. Conditions
of women and children in mining dis
tricts are worse than in any other
part of the United States.
"This state isowned by corpora
tions. Votes of the women of Colo
rado have never helped Colorado wo
men and children, made their lives
easier or lessened their toil or gained .
for them any additional human
rights.
"The rights of lower classes are
less respected in tnis great woman
suffrage state than in West Virginia,
where women don't vote. It is like
prescribing cough medicine 'to cure
consumption for Mrs, Pankhurst to
suggest votes for women as a cure
for economical slavery. - -'
"Mrs. Pankhurst doesn't under
stand problems of the lower classes;
she belongs to the upper classes.
"What does Mrs. Belmont orMrs.
Mackay or other rich women who
surround Mrs, Pankhurst- know
about suffering of miners' wives and
infants? Mrs-Pankhurst travels with
women' .w,ho are opposed, to what
Jaboring" classes of America stand
for. They demand to "know what
right Mrs. Pankhurst has to associate
with such wome at the 'same 'time
she talks about uplifting the world.
Thetxmsumptive, economical Amer
ica needs something more than Mrs.
Pankhurstfs celebrated cough syrup.
I wish Mrs. Pankhurst were coming
Mother Jones;
tospeak to the women- in the tented
camps of the coal strikers of Colo
rado. It would be more of a lesson
for -Mrs Pankhurst than for the
wives."-
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MEXICAN SITUATION
Mexico . City, Oct. 27. Returns
from Mexican election showed that
only 5,000 votes .were cast in federal
district where there are 80,000 voters.
Believed congressional candidates-,
with approval of General Huerta, will
declare themselves elected. " T
Mexico. Result of election ac
cording" to Mexican constitution
merely makes it "no election" at all,
no candidate receiving a majority f
the votes cast, therefore Huerta' is
still provisional president, but he will
now have a congress that will do his
will. He has issued a decree raising
the federal army from 80,00Dto 150,
000, which may necessitate conscrip
tion. ' i ,
Vera Cruz General Felix Diaz'
telegraphed Huerta. his resignation
frqm the army.
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Celery stimulates the riervM.

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