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the power of the depraved, degen
erate and half-mad family that has
plunged the world itno a sea of blood'
and tears, the German people should
be welcomed with loud applause into
the .federation of democracies that is
. Such an end to the war, after all
these sufferings and sacrifices, would
see a reaction against force and a
spiritual uprising alone able to carry
us far upon the forward way.
With the recognition of great
truth that there is no wisdom but col
lective wisdom, no welfare but col
lective welfare, men will undoubted
ly insist upon systems of business
that will not produce gigantic for
tunes and one hand and wide-spread
poverty on the other.
With the enfranchisement of wom
en in Russia woman will have to be
enfranchised all around the world.
Even in darkest America there can
he no troglodytes with the hardihood
to prevent it. The old jungle notion
of the Inferiority of women will re
ceive its death blow; woman will be
gin to take her due place in the af
fairs of the world.
With the addition of the greater
spirituality of woman's Influence,
government will advance marvel
ously in civilization and decency.
The universal suffrage for men
and women will force universal edu
cation; universal education will lift
the world's mind.
All this wonderful and almost be
wildering possibility of good dawns
upon us in a moment. Down on your
knees, democrats, and give thanks
that you lived to see it!
And in all this has the United
States, the mother -of republics,
nothing to do?
Yes it has much to do!
To see that the inevitable back fire
-that dying autocracy will light gets
no help from us. To see that all our
expression of sympathy and interest
are on the side of the democrats
abroad. To sm that the miserable
jjld cave dwellers that still crawl and
mutter around our own shrine get
no chance to interfere with the
prompt recognition by this govern
ment of the new-born republic of
Russia, latest child of the faith first
formulatedon American soil and con
secrated by American blood! That
is our god-sent part in all this!
WHAT SHALLBE THE RIGHTS
OF A CHILD BORN OUT
When a girl who is not married
brings a child into the world what
shall be the rights of that child un
der the laws of the state of Illinois?
Shall such a child stand on the
same level, having the same property
rights as any child regularly born
from a regularly married wife and
These are questions the Illinois
legislature is threshing out in con
nection with a bill "concerning chil
dren born out of wedlock. It is house
bill 620, introduced by Rep. S. P.
Roderiok, endorsed by the Illinois
Committee on Social Legislation. A
brief for it by Judge Harry M. Fisher
of the morals court was made public
The new law proposes to take the
word "bastard" off the statute books.
The theory is that a boy or girl born
out of wedlock can't help it that the
parents didn't have a' license to get
married, and therefore the sins of the
parents should not be visited on the
heads of the children through the
use of the word "bastard."
LIGHT THAT FAILED
."I can't' understand why Jenkins
and his wife fell out. She used to
call him the light of her life."
"Yes, so she did, but he went out
City council health committee took
up smoke situation today.
Newell Cone, lawyer of Batavia, N.
Y., advertised brooch he found. Pour
women claimed 1