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TUESDAY MORNING.
Los Angeles Herald
THOMAS F. UIBBON, lVMtdrnt and Editor
Entered an second class matter at the pMtofftoa in I-o» An«ele«.
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Population of Los Angeles 319,198
' The vital air of friendship la composed of confidence.
' Friendship perishes in proportion as this air diminishes,
I —Joseph lioux.
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EAST WANTS A BURBANK HEN
AX eastern exchange Mimesis that it would
be a good idea for Burbank to take a few
weeks off from propogating plants and pro
ducing miraculous flowers and develop a hen that
really would lay eggs.
No doubt the California plant wizard really
would do it if it were not for the fear thai lie
would be charged with commercialism and seeking
after great wealth. The present prim of eggs
might lead to that conclusion. The excuse given
for the local hen is that she is changing her feath
ers, but. if she would sign a contraci to gel down
to really laying eggs she could have an outfit of
real ostrich plumes and it would be worth the in
vestment.
But at the same time we are led to wonder
whether egg laying has become a lost art with the
eastern hen. We know that she used to, because
there occasionally is unpleasant proof of the fact
when one discovers one of ih<' eastern storage va
riety in a box that was labeled just the same as if
it came from a California ranch.
THE ENGRAVERS' STRIKE
IF the facts regarding the strike in the Thorpe
Engraving company's plant arc correctly
stated in the Times, and if the men agreed to
prosecute the work and were called out on strike
by the union, it is apparent that this is poor policy
on the part of those responsible. A strike of this
kind, under the circumstances as they appear to
have existed at the Thorpe plant, will not bring
public sympathy to the unions as they desire, and
if the}' hope to win and hold the good will and
sympathy of the Los Angeles public it will be nec
essary to adopt a policy that smacks more of fair
ness. Nothing is to be gained by a strike that
does not appeal to the public as eminently fair,
carefully considered and that appears to be the
direct result of some injustice on the part of the
employer. The published statements in the case
of the Thorpe strike do not seem to bear out these
requirements. Hence, we repeat, the unions in
Los Angeles especially should use extraordinary
caution and judgment if they hope to gain the
solid public support, without which their cause
never can prevail.
WHAT THE CANAL WILL DO
STATEMENTS just issued by the bureau of
statistics in Washington give an idea of the
'greater flood uf business Los Angeles can
reasonably expect after the completion of the Pan
ama canal. These figures are on the traffic across
the isthmuses of Panama and Tehuantepec. Five
years ago this traffic amounted to only .SN.<H)O,OOO.
N'o\\ it has grown to $82,000,000, an increase of
more than ten times. This increase has been due
largely to the opening of the 100-mile railway
across the l-thmti- of Tehuantepec in connection
with the steamer lines on both the Pacific and At
lantic sidi .
Such growth oi traffic with al! the disad
vantages of unloading on trains and reloading on
steamer.- can give some basis for conjecture as to
what will happen when ship- carry their cargoes
from sea to sea. I."- Angeles, as the first big port
in the Pacific capable of berthing vessel-, will sure
ly get lief -hare.
Of the traffic alread) reported $50,000,000
originated on the east coast and 75 per cent of it
went to the Pacific coast. The other $32,000,000
originate.l mi the Pacific slope and in Hawaii.
It also must be remembered that with the canal
..pen there will be an all water route also from
here to the very heart of the nation by way of the
Mississippi and the I >hio.
BREAK CENTURY PRECEDENT
INHERE was ;i sma liing of precedent.-) when
Edward Douglas White was made chief jus
tice of the i niti : supreme court, ft is
100 years sin. . , ite justice was named for
that great honor, and on that occasion the senate
refused t" confirm tin appointment. That pre
cedent was set in ti 1 ipointmenl of fohn Rut
ledge.
[n all the years ince then t has been held as an
unwritten law thai n iate justice should be
appointed as the rhi< ■Lii on the ground that
it might evoke jealousies in thai tribunal and that
in tinn - of greal publi . . ambitious justice
mighi decide cases in fa\ ir of the president in
order '•■ • gain favi r ■>• i\\ n hi ipes of
preferment. But now tli I tribunal in the
land it regarded a-> the strictest guardian of its
own honor ami ulwt would ha| pen to an assoi iate
justice who shaped hi di isinns in the hope of
promotion from a pre ident ci uld en h be sur
mised. The case of Associal ier in his
legal tender dcci ion was ai h will be
remembered lie was comp from the
court because th( - his con
diii'i ri flect< d upon thai b
it is interc I ing alsi i to nm 11 when the
president did decide to br< edeni he
named a member of the oppo ■■ ;,! party for
the lii<, rliest judicial honors in the land
Another precei M broken i in the fad iliat
i.'lii ■)" fustice A\ lii- : the onh man I Iding that
i'iii c a Ini ever was a federal ju< Ix ire going
on the I nitcd States uprcme hencli. \\] the other
chief justices went dircctl) (<■ in political or
private life to that greal office.
Editorial Page <gf Tshe Herald
BACK TO THE FARM LESSONS
THE "Hack to the I- arm" movement is receiv
ing an impetus in New York through the
launching of the land show in the Coliseum.
It is working a gfeat national good in that it is
bringing the attractiveness of the land back to the
people and pointing out the way to a personal in*
dependence that is not likely to be obtained by the
cit) dweller in crowded Hats at exorbitant rentals
when he is only earning a low rate of wage. It
promises at least to start an outflow from the cities!
to the producing farms.
Despite the' attacks that have been made,
against the claims of the food trusts that the high
coM of living is brought about because as a nation
we do not produce enough, there is a basis of truth
in the claim. Take the man in a big city who is;
hunting work-. He finds hundreds ot others after
the same job. All of them probably have families,
and all of them at least ha) c to live. Th« one who
gets the job still complains of the high rent he has
to pay, when the truth of the matter is that he still
is in competition with the ninety-nine who didn't
get the job. Their presence in the city inflates the i
price o\ rents jusi to that extent. The answer for;
these strugglers is in the invitation to come out
where there is elbow room for all and become a
producer instead of a consumer.
The trouble in America is that the laud always
has been considered too cheap, and after the ex
periment of trying life in the cities has been made
there is nothing left of the earnings to make an
exodus to the west possible.
In that one fact is the great stumbling block
to the movement toward the farms. The initial
expense has been too unreal and none oi the teach
ers of that movement has devised any means to
overcome this difficulty. There is but one instance
and that example is set by the Mormon church.
One authority recently explained the growth of
that body on the grounds that it has its mission
aries all over the east and Europe and instead of
simply offering a doctrinal belief, each convert gets
a plot of ground and a pig together with imple
ments to work out his own fortune, and on the eas
iest of terms.
Here in Southern California there still is room
for countless thousands, and if they cannot buy
ground "'close in".there -till is plenty farther to
ward the hills on which there is a chance for any
body who wants to work to make himself inde
pendently comfortable. .Nature in this Southland
is the greatest paymaster the world ever has
known, and the out-of-the-way places of today are
the thriving centers of tomorrow.
ENEMIES OF THE HORSE
IN view of the aviation developments here and
with even the automobile looking askance at
his rival in the air, the chances of tlie horse
continuing to hold his place in our scheme of life
-rein to be fading. Although the horse always
will be a factor, he is disappearing from our larger
cities. Along the lines of this belief a British en
gineer, in the course of a recent address before the
Institution of Mechanical Engineers, made some
interesting prophecies regarding the future of pub
lic conveyances in London. By 1921, he predicted,
all horse' vehicles of this type will have disap
peared. The extinction will be gradual, and occur
roughly as follows: First, the horse car in 1912,
the horse omnibus in 1013. the hansom cab in 1014
and the four-wheel horse cab in 1921.
The same process is under way in New York.
Whether the extinction of the horse will be as
rapid as that predicted for London may be doubt
ed, but there seems little question that within an
other generation, at the least, the horse will come
to play a relatively insignificant part in the pas
senger transportation of most large cities. A fur
ther cheapening of motor cars would greatly
hasten this change.
l'n the course of this same London address at
tention is called to the fact that the use of the
bicycle i- -'.ill on the increase in Great Britain. "It
is difficult in realize.'" said the speaker, "the enor
mous increase in the u<e of the cycle both for
pleasure and business purposes." For example,
there are 11.400 cycles used by the postoftice de
partment alone. Each one covers a distance of
about 10,000 miles per annum, and the total mile
age since the service was instituted is over 600,
--000,000. Not a single fatal accident from a de
fective machine has occurred.
About 'me person in every fifteen of the entire
population of the kingdom i*- a cyclist. Between
tin- bicycle, the motorcycle and the automobile it
is noi surprising that the horse is having a hard
time in Great Britain.
There is a man from the state nf Washington
scouring the east for 5000 cats to kill gophers. Win
go so i'.n ? We have l"t- the back fence varietj
here and they make noise enough for 3000.
Prof. Thomas Nixon Carver of Harvard says
the average asset value <>f a man back thc>re is only I
$20. So glad we don't have to work for ;i living"
in that dear New England.
, .
St. Louis women are making' a crusade against
smoke. Win' don't they come out here, where
they wouldn't need enough ("ire for the smoke to
be noticeable ?
tf the Santa Barbara woman who i^ suspected
of having poisoned the prize eats is ever caught we
wonder if she will noi be acquitted under the un
written law.
Poker enthusiasts are not likely to make mis
takes in figures for the new year after January 1.
It simply is three aces and a nine fur a kicker."
Penny lunches are proving popular in the Chi
cago schools an i an an innovation that is worthy
of being copied ever) where.
There isn't a naughty child in the whole nation
thi.-' week. They are all keeping a clean slate with
Santa Claus.
This is a good season to try a few Mew Year's
resolutions on probation just to sec whether you
reallj want to make them.
Looks like vv< n ighi have a wet Christmas, but
that would mean a fatter one next yeai
i s Angeles streel scenes ri^l'l now ;nc suffi
cient proof of Drosoeritv.
MOVING PICTURES OF PASSION
PLAY POSED BY FRENCH ACTORS
ORIGINALS IN DRAMA
SCORN COMMERCInLGMN
Mrs. W. S. Bartlett Explains In
accuracies in Views in
Ebell Club Talk
"it is nnt possible to show pictures
whli h present the scenes of tha Pns
sioi! play accurately," Maid Mrs. W. 8.
Bartlett of 3400 West Adams street
yesterday afternoon Rt Ebell club, "for
the authorities there <]<> not permit
, any photographs In In' taken. Those
! which have been shown here this
afternoon are posed by French actors,
and •i ■ ■ noi represent the piny, either
In spli ii or i Dstume."
Mrs. liartlett gave to her listeners ■
vivid description of the route over
which she passed In visiting this play.
the men and women who participate In
it and the motive which govern* the
productions,
"The charge of commercialism is not
founded on any K"od ground." sail tha
speaker, "and a studious visitor who
goei there must become convinced that
the production is an Integral pan of
the faith of these folk. Bach one of
the principal players has reoeived ol-
I trrs which would be tempting to less
BplrltUal-mlndcd persons Anton Lang,
the. C'hrlstus of the ple,ce. having been
offered a tremendous salary with trav
eling expenses for himself and his fam
ily if ho would go to New York and
piny the part of Manson In "The
I Servant In the House.' ti> Immediate-
ly refused this, saylni that it was only
on account of the succeia of his pre
sentation of the t hri^tus role that the
offer was made, and ho could not think
of accepting money which would come
in any way from his playing of that
part.
"The recelpti from the production
are very large and each season one
third of this money is devoted to char
ity and one-third to the Improvement
of the village, thus making it possible
for visitors to have more comforts
and to receive bettor attention. The
rest of the money is expended tor the
small salaries and fur the new cos
tumes. There are 600 of these to be
made each time the play is given and
these are all designed by Ludwig
Lang, and are cut out and made under
the direction of his sister, Josepha
Lang, now a woman of 77 years of
age. She has made these costumes each
time for the past thirty years, and un
der her supervision the young girls
of the village sew the seams and apply
the trimmings which are demanded by
the designs.
"Titian would have exclaimed with
admiration could he have seen these
groupings, for the soft colors used in
the costumes are all harmonized exact
ly and the materials used are brought
from many parts of the world, al
though all the actual manufacture of
the habiliments Is done in the village."
Mrs. Bartlett explained the fallacy
..f the moving picture representation
of this play and s. i that in the actual
presentation tie more brutal features
were subordinated, especially in the
crucifixion, where the divinity was al
ways depicted more than the man.
"The incident of St. Veronica is not
shown at all according to the more fa
miliar ideas, and while she does ap
j pear and does use her napkin accord
ing to scriptural history, the cloth
shows no mark afterward."
I This is a direct refutation of that
tdea shown to local spectator* in mov
ing picture films and in stage produc
tions, too, which are supposed to fol
low the actual presentation as to
dramatlo facts.
"None of the miracles are shown on
the stage," said Mrs. Bartlett, "and in
the scene with the money changers in
I lie tempi* no evidence of force i.s used,
the dignity and commanding mien of
the Christ appearing sufficient to cause
the withdrawal of these men."
Mrs. Bartlett described tile stage
with its background of mountains and I
tree* in the distance and the small!
tempi" directly behind it.
"The players use no makeup and
wear no wigs. They cultivate the
spirit of their part assiduously through
out the presentation of the play and
(or the five months preceding it. an I
while this play la In progress all
gayetiea are prohibited In the village."
■ Even weddings," added the speaker,
• must i" 1 postponed until alter the en
son of the play Is over or else e< l■•
--iu.it. (] with extreme siinpliely and
quietness, and every morning before
the play begins, at g o'clock, the en
tire village goes to high mass.'
"Tli kc tfi for the theater are given
to each householder," continued Mrs.
Bartlett, "and if the rooms for tha
housi are not occupied then tha tickets
may be Bold the morning of the play,
but nol otherwise. The price of the
rooms varlei according to location and
accommodation from $■; to $o for the
two days it its necessary to stay In the
village, bui these are regulated by a
ommtttei. and no overcharging is pos
sible
"At flrsl the players received no pay
.1 all for these performances," ex
plained the traveler as she < oiwluded
hei remarks, "and sixty years ago,
when the first salary was paid, each
principal received t'H. This last year
till principals received $875, and less
important characters received lower
sums, ranging down to i~> for the
mallesi children."
Mrs. Bartlett'a description received
profound attention, At the conclusion
uf her address pictures were shown
which elicited a verbal criticism from
Mrs. Ira O. Smith, who declared that
the man who made the pictures could
never have seen the actual play, since
neither costumes nor aelioii wire true
to tin. original, a urltlclsm in which
airs, uuitictt concurred.
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PUBLIC LETTER BOX
THANKS HERALD FOR SUPPORT
To the manager of The. Herald: In
behalf of the members of this club I
wish to thank" you for your kindness
and assistance in making our recent
show a success. Sincerely,
NELLIB C. MKRCER.
Secretary I.os Angeles Cat club.
INFORMATION ON FLORIDA
Editor Herald: If the lady who made
inquiry regarding Florida In Sunday's
Herald will send her address and slate
information desired to "M," Box 213,
Long Bea>ch. I'alif., she can obtain
facts from a Floridian who has no real
estate to sell. M.
Long Beach, Cal. ■»
COMMON LAW WIFE
Editor Herald: Will you kindly in
form us what is meant by the term
"common law wife?"
R, B. WILLIAMS.
Sawtelle, Cat.
A woman who by written agreement
or othl rwise assumes the relations of
a wife without civil or rallglOUS cere
mony is a common law wife. If no
agreement exists the woman must be
nlsed and addressed as the wife
of a man to be legally designated as!
his common law wife.—Editor Herald, j
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUERY
Editor Herald: Kindly give me space
In the Letter Box to make mi inquiry.
i have been reading considerable re
cently or preachers criticising Chris
tian Science and I hear it talked of on
every hand, so it caused me to do much
think of a question 1 want to ask.
It is this. The Bible tells us that we
are to be occupied until He come. 1
would like lor the Christian Science
critic or some Christian Scientist to
explain what i.s to be occupied. 1 would
like a logical explanation of this ques
tion, 1 would like also to know how
men and women in this age can hon
estly claim to heal the. sick.
ANXIOUS Ti i XXi i\V.
i.os Angelas, Cal,
LETTER IS CORRECTED
Editor Herald: Today's issue con
tains a letter from me in the Public
Letter BOX under title "Claims Bible
Besl Seller." but th Isbli f a line
in the printing of the second paragraph
changes the view of my letter entirely.
permit me to repeat that paragraph as
originally written by me:
•Will your correspondent, Q. Q.
Brochl, till me where 1 can buy a
good and well bound copy ol Holy Writ
lor 1., cents': The cheapest 1 can find
(neither gopd nor well bound) is 76
cents Those printed on mdi.i paper,
i nd like the $n edition of "Bci< nee
and Health." were quoted me at $..
and up."
The dlfferem c is apparent.
E. M- .1' >HNSi >.\.
Los Angeles, Cal,
REFERRING TO TRANSFERS
Editor Herald: Speaking of "uni
v. rsal transfers." For a year I have
transferred frcin Crown Hill cam t"
Maple avenue, The other day the con
ductor Informed me he could no longer
do this, but I must transfer twice to
reach my destination. I told him Id
rather pay two tares than go a strange
route and make two transfers when
t was in a hurry and tired, He looked
amazed but firally ejaculated "I don't
blame you." On my return a transfer
was given me from Maple avenue to
Crown Hill without question. This is
the case on several lines, one must go
one way and return another or pay
two fares The conductors do not like
it any better than we do. but they must
obey orders.
Los Angeles, Cal.
SPEAKS FOR BETTER RACE
Bdltor Herald: "There is not any
question of the folly of Inquiring into
the health of persons who contemplate
marrlag* for 'tis the concern of those
directly interested and is not of gen
eral interest.'
So says a writer In The Herald Let
ter BOX recently. It seems somewhat
string.' In this ago of thought and
'work for humanity. There is a way
in which a marriage Ik or interest to
those most intimately concerned and
to n<> one else, but there Is also a
broader and deeper way in winch it Is
or should be the Interest of all. Men
tal, moral, or physical health; it is ol
the deepest concern to thoughtful peo-
ThiS is an an of creator Intelligence
MKS. W. S. BAKTI.KTT
and wider information along all lines
pertaining to sex than any that has
preceded it. .Many thousands have
come to see that the terrible burdens
and sins of humanity that cause the
struggling race re preventable. They
still consider it right ami desirable to
help an sufferers, but they aJ oonsld
■ r it undesirable that a new lot of suf
fi rer« should lie horn.
No one Is more decided on this point
than those who have most to do with
the Incai able and unfortunates. When
Mrs. Hester T. liiittith. president of
Southern California W. C. T. U.. was
at the stair legislature during the last
session working tor a law compelling
S DOOk on the laws governing procrea
tion to he sr n out With each mar
riage llcenB". she found no more earnest
supporter^ ban the superintendents of
our various Institutions for the care
of these clSMes.
Bverr child has the right to bo well
born. What right have consumptive*,
insane, habitual criminals, habitual
drinkers, or those afflicted with dis
eases, to marry?
Then, too. the Inftooent, unsuspect
ing girls who are to be the wives and
mothers should be protected. A not
ed New York physician says 70 par
cent of all tin> terrible operations that
mutilate the young Wives are caused
by their dlaeasi husbands. And Dr.
Stall «ays If what tin 1 microscope has
revealed were made public it would do
as much for the emancipation of wo
man as tin- emancipation proclamation
did for the negro.
EMMA HARRISON.
l.os Angeles. Cal.
ENLISTMENT OF THE PEOPLE
Editor Herald: "We are enlisted in
the service of the good, bound for the
better, destined for the best." (Hyde.)
The people of America are shoulder
to shoulder to conquer the common
economic problems facing them; to
make wrong right, to displace anxiety
by courage, ami hate by love of one
common good.
Strenuous as may be the struggle, it
is tint I'm' Hellish gain to the few, but
generous and bro&d in its work and
aims lor the many, and in a battle for
existence, hard enough at the tiest, for
all.
Leglilatlon, which In the final analy
sli may not be found t" be altruistic,
i.s to be enforced. In order tv deter*
mine Its exai i characterlatlca ami <r
fei ti in practice, and for the honest
purpose of repeal if found wanting.
This is progressive administration.
There are ;i few national evils which
federal legislation can correct, there
are countless other* which enactments
cannot reach, the comprehension of
which limitation la progressive nation*
a] common sena*.
The people are enlisted In ;i search
for progress all along the line, of legis
lation of Individual effort, or by what
ever honorable means the force can be
generated and applied, for higher,
stronger oltlsenshlp, which spells
broader nationality, and real progress.
LINCOLN C. COMMINOB.
Baltimore, Md,
MEN'S SYMPATHIES
Editor Herald: Even Ji man's sym
pathy for a woman must sidestep, i
mice heard a woman who had "fallen"
through this very cause say something
; like this:
"Men's sympathies! Faugh! when
woman enlists man's sympathies she
runs up against a dangerous snag, for
the best of them will gratify them
selves and then swear that woman led
them into it. I have known of re
spectable wives, discontented with
their husbands, pour their tales of woe
Into tho sympathetic ears of a male
friend who In course of time becomes
a sweetheart: and the sweetheart soon
descended into an added accepted af
fliction. Thus unless divorced the poor
woman finds she has two men instead
of one. The sweetheart's caresses being
secret, there is always fear of discov
fry, court scandal and divorce, plus a
bad reputation newsily given by the
yellow Journals. For unless the hus
band Is a cad he will not knowingly
become a cuckold or willingly wink at
his wife's love for another man.
"In other words, Diatonic friendship
is a myth of a poet's fancy. It does
not exist. It la the rainbow shadow on
the wall and miserable Indeed is that
woman who is deceived by It. For in
all friendships between men and
women from adolescence until youth
has passed evil will eP'ep in."
BACHELOR.
],Os Anecles. Cal.
DECEMBER 20, 10l0.|
THOUGHTFUL WOMAN'S'
SUFFRAGE VIEWS
Editor Herald: As a member of the'
Connecticut Woman Bu«ra*° associa
tion ho Equal French Uq society of
New York and many other organiza
tion* representing tho Idea* of eastern
women upon thli Important subject. i
feel that I must enter a protest, lest
the attitude of Dr. Mary K. Bate., a.
expressed In her interview In today a
Herald, be taken a* that of the great
body «.f American women who are ap
pealing for th. equal franchise
To my mind "the two most impor
tant Items tor California women to
remember" (namely, seeking political
oflloo and th. formation of a woman a
party as opposed to men, and tho
creation therefore of a f=ex antagonism)
are the only valid and logical argu
ments AGAINST woman suffrage to
day. lam sure that the great army of
thoughtful, Intelligent women In the
east who. Increasingly day by day,
arc laying asldo society and other
forms Of both diversion and work to
join In the advancement of "the
cause." are Inspired rather with tho
Idea of th.- ultimate comradeship of
men and women on all the lines of
social and civic endeavor than with the
creation of sex antagonism.
Them is work for all in the civic life
of the nation. By temperament and by
training there are problems of charity,
philarithrophy, education; correction,
municipal housekeeping and sanitation
—a long list or different lines of work
could be cited— which women are
far better equipped to serve the state
than are men; and just so are there
i Other lines ill Which women, by rea
sons of sex, physique, temperament
and above all Inherent womanliness
should not seek to enter, and I believe
the great majority of women regard
partlslpatlon in "practical polities," of
flceholdinE (except as isolated instances
may warrant), and forcing oneself Into
positions of publicity and notoriety as
such.
As no man can do tlno greatest,
noblest work that woman renders to
the state—the bearing, rearing and
training of the livos of its citizens—so
women should not seek to <io the legit
imate work of man, the rougher work
in the battle of life. Bach must do his
and her part. Both lire necessary to
the life of the nation. Bach is ren
dering equality of service—Who shall
say which Is greater or worthier?
Womon should be citizens because
they are women, with a woman's work
In the world as men should because
they are men with a man's work to
do. The family Is the foundation of
the state and equal suffrage has every
where proven to be the most powerful
family bond and tie, the itrengthener
of family life, and because men and
women are different and because their
work in the world, both for the home
;md state, Is different is just the rea
son why. In a true democracy, the
ballot should be equally granted to all
men and women who are neither de
pendent, defective or delinquent. l'>r,
as President Taft says: "She Is one
fundamental principle that applies to
tin whole thing—under a representa
tive form of government the interests
of ,-my particular set ot people are
more likely to be advanced when rep
resented by one of themselves than by
one of another class, no matter how
altruistic that other class may be."
And so the great body of American
women ask for the ballot that they
may, as comrades with the men of the
republic, join hands, each bringing his
and her share of knowledeo and ex
perience, and make the laws under
which we must all live and work.
I firmly believe that any effort or
argument that tends to ueparatc or
antagonize men and women politically
or to force women fr>mi legitimate
womanly work rather retnnis than
helps the cause of political equality,
and 1 am glad to note in Dr. Bates' in
terview that the Colorado women re
fused to form a 'woman's party," but
rather took their places beside, the men
U < omrades and coworkera in a com
mon cause.
Mis. Phillip Snowden In New York
recently summed up the whole move
ment in the following words:
"The one great thought I would im
press upon you Is this: The suffrage
question is not merely, nor really, a
political question at ail. but a great
moral and spiritual movement of the
deepest significance. We aek for tho
vote, but wo mean much more than,
that The vote Is the symbol and Is
Important only as it stands for cer
tain treat fundamental things—com
radeship of men and women, equality
of opportunity, equality of service, de
velopment of the Individual both In,
home and civic life, tho same moral
standard for men and women, and an
equal lull Ufa of health, strength;
beauty, intelligence and opportunity
for every child born Into the world." -
Study of the vital questions of gov-i
eminent, companionship and corespon-
sibility in the enactment of these prin
ciples into law and co-operation in tho
entoreiinent and administration of
them will make, women better comr
ades to their husbanda, brothers, sons
and friends and more interesting and
valuable members of society as well
as making them truer to their respon
sibilities and aspirations an women.
Hollywood, Cal. VAaSAIi.
A HEARTY LAUGH
IB' Ine ill* day* b«>t jolcv from th« saw*
exchange*.
A new "mislng word" contest has
just appeared. It la as follows: "A
good church deacon sat down on the
poll ted end Of a tuck. He at once
sprang up ami said only two words.
■I'll ■ lv.st was "It." Any ono guessing
the first word mid lending a dollar
in cash «11 >'" entitled to this periodi
cal for one Lipplneott's. j

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