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ence' was exerted by women, it was
almost invariably by the wrong wo men!" "That is true, too," Miss Wald agreed. "Years ago .. Mrs. Sydney Webster said that American men are not really good husbands, that they pet and spoil their women, but that they do not permit them to influence them or to participate in their se rious affairs. Recently a foreign critic, in writing his impressions of the United States, said that he could not see that our women received se rious consideration except that here and there a .woman like Jane Addams is respected and her opinion carries weight. He thought the mass of American women without influence." "Yet the judges in New York courts have often told me that the most serious domestic difficulties which they have to solve result from the foreign wife's sudden realization of her improved status," I objected. Miss Wald laughed at this first fruit of the suffrage campaigns. I asked her if she had found the new ideals of women had produced any effects on their desire to marry and make a home. "No," she said. "It has not chang ed their wish- to marry, but it has changed their choice of husbands. It is very interesting to observe this change in our settlement girls. As a result of the influences they have absorbed here, some of them have asked "the men who were courting them certain questions about their past lives and their fitness for mar iage. A man perhaps would not like it and a girl would refuse him. Later she would meet some man who un derstood and respected her questions and liked her the better for them. In the course of my conversation I expressed my gratification that, through the radiating influence of the University Settlement, the feminine newcomers in our republic are learn ing the new and only real morality, the morality which rejects the an cient falsehood that what is poison for the goose is merely peccadillo for the gander. "So many persons do not appre ciate what splendid personalities exist among our foreign population,' Miss Wald replied. "There seems to be a contagious misunderstanding that the poor for eigner is ignorant. Yet anyone with extended personal acquaintance with the immigrant knows that, because of the handicap of ignorance of our language and customs of our coun try, intellectual men and women are found at operating . machines, are peddlers, and are very numerous' in the needle trades. They have thought deeply, read widely an dhave sacri ficed much to get to this land of political-equality. "As an instance of the intelligence of some women employed in factor ies, I must tell you of a young im migrant girl who resented the charge made by a foreign man that America is materialistic and that its greatest names are Rockefeller, Harriman and Morgan. 'Those are its richest men,' the girl replied, 'but the great est men are Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman and Edward MacDowell!' " ALIENS MUST SHOW EARNING CAPACITY TO ENTER U. S.? Washington, Jan. 13. Aliens seek ing admission to U. S. would be re quired to show that in year previous to their entry they have earned 30 per cent as much wages as would be paid for similar labor in U. S. under bill introduced by Rep. Gillett, Mass. Measure would also authorize presi dent to bar aliens coming from Philippines, Hawaii and other foreign countries on this principle. o o-: A host who was nervous and in experienced rose hurriedly at the conclusion of a song one of his guests had given. "Ladies and er gentle men," he said, "before Mr. M. began he asked me to apologize for his voice, but I omitted to do so er so I er apologize now!"