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for the fatalities, of the Wheatland
riot, was explaining why she had come to testify. A frail, wrinkled, stooping little woman whose life has been a "battle and a march," her weakened features drawn with the suffering Of-privation, she stood before a dilapidated tent, pitched beside the levee on the out skirts of town, waiting to be called to the witness stand. The little tent sagged grotesquely and through rents the rain drizzled. On the damp ground were mat tresses, where Mrs. Kearney and her two sons slept. "I have no home," said the aged woman. "I and my family seek work where it is to be found, and move on when it is done. "This place here is not much of a shelter, but the sparrows have less. And it enables me to wait here and take the stand in the cause of truth and justice." A tragic figure she was, the em bodiment of the class that breeds the wobbly, as she bent over a rusty stove cooking a meager meal for her boys. Twenty years of roaming in wagons and on foot had knotted her muscles and gnarled her hands. "Nothing is hard when borne for the sake of someone in trouble; nothing is hardship that may prevent misery for my neighbors. "And my neighbors are all men and women who toil honestly as I have with these stiffened hands for the past 25 years. "This will mean a loss to us, yes. At best we earn but little, my boys and I. But what is money when lives are at stake! We must not consider ourselves." When the accused hop-pickers were told, they wept unashamed in tribute to her. A little spruce gum is left for those who prefer it to chicle. At Wilton, N. H., two men have already collected about 2,600 pounds this season. VICTORIAN STYLES COMING Other early Victorian styles beside the bustle are creeping in. Jet jew elry will be much worn and bracelets of jet beads, which were introduced by Empress Eugenia and worn by Queen Victoria, will be affected by the up-to-date girls,, even if she must wear them over -her long sleeves. This spring will see hats trimmed almost entirely with flowers andriD bons. The one shown is made of white silk duvetine, with fans of white silk standing out around the crown at regular intervals. o o . Miss Margaret Foley, the suffragist orator of Boston, is appealing to wo men of culture and leisure to study the questions which affect the-lives of women wage earners- so when they vote they can do so intelligently on. timely problems.