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NEW YORK TOO QUIET, SAYS
New York, Oct. 6. "New York's
too DAMNED quiet. This traction
strike is too much like,a picnic. I'm
going to stir 'em- up and I'm going to
do it through the women."
Eighty - six - year - old "Mother"
Jones, angel of the mine camps, who
stirred women to the riot stage last
night, commented thus today, prom
ising at the same time that the me
tropolis would see some "fireworks"
before she was done.-With every sen
tence she pounded her fist on a table
to drive home her remarks.
"This labor trouble in New York
is just the s'tart of a social revolu
tion all over the country' she said.
"I had hoped that it wasn't, but it
is. And it's really the women who
count in any nation. They start re
forms and revolutions. You know
they made the men tear down the
Bastile in the French revolution
and you know there's never been a
king in Prance since then.
"Yes, they did stir things up a bit
last night," she said, reverting to the
riot incident. "You (know women
Just then the telephone rang. A
man at the other end informed
"Mother" that two of the women
rioters had been held for the grand
''Oh, that's all right," she replied.
"It'll all come out all right."
"This city is money mad," she con
tinued. "The pirates down in-Wall
street are fanatical' with their mil
lions. And the mayor apparently is
corporation-controlled. But they
can't scare us with grand juries. You
know I've been in the bullpen my
self." She hammered on the table again.
rtNo, we're going to stir this old'
town up. Women can't be depraved
and starved, for if they are the na
tion will be criminal and depraved.
We've got to have the full pay en
velope every week and the mothers
must have a chance at happiness, ,
'Tes, the old town's too damned
quiet We've got to get the women
together. The city is brutalized; the
nation is brutalized, all because the
pirates take all the money. That's
why we build jails instead of homes."
"Mother" will stay in town a while.
She lias to see the "boys" and will
take their orders, but she revealed
that there's trouble ahead recalling
the days of the 1900 coal strike, when
she led a frenzied crowd of women
over the hills and "beat the capitalist
WILSON WELL PLEASED WITH
President Wilson, stopping in Chi
cago for a few hours today en route
to his summer home at Long Branch,
is a happy man. It cannot be denied
that Nebraska's welcome to the ex
ecutive yesterday has made a tre
mendous impression on the Demo
cratic leaders and has stirred the
president himself to a new optimism
as to the outcome of the election.
The demonstration . accorded his
ever appearance was unique in the
history of the Nebraska metropolis,
Nebraskans declared. It reached a
climax last night wlien thousands
lined the streets of Omaha until a
late hour to cheer him. The great
auditorium was jammed to the doors
to hear him.
But outside of the crowds, which
might have flocked to pay tribute to
any executive, the president's friends
pointed to the outbursts of the audi
orium throng. Question after ques
tion sprang from that audience, each
one hailed with an outburst of
"Who kept us out of the war?"
"Wilson," was the answering roar
"Who saved the nation?"
"Who prevented the great strike?"
"Who gave us the 8-hour day?"
"Who gave us the rural credits7"
were asked and always with applause
the answer was "Wilson,"