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m w& wm$ mm a WK1-. ,-WX,IWM.3,-.;Ai GAIN S IN UNITED STATES SINCE JANUARY FIRST Woman Suffrage Now in More Than Half The Area of U. S. Woman Voting Strength Nearly Doubled Since k. ne First f January. . Nebraska's 77,520 square miles of territory, has raised the total area in which -women may vote side by side "with men to a fraction more than half of continental United States. Eleven of the fifteen biggest states in the Union are now tinder the suffrage flag. The total number of womenof voting age to whom complete, or near complete, suffrage has been granted, is now 8,557,308; 48 per cent, of this number has been gained since the first of January, 1917. The total number of electoral college votes, which women- may par ticipate in choosing at the next presidential eleotion is 172--out of a total of 531. NInteen states of the Union now give women a right to vote for Presi dent of the United States. North Dakota led the whole pro cession of 1917 suffrage victories the first state into the suffrage fold In the National American "Woman Suf frage Association's drive for presi dential suffrage. Ohio was the first of the newly victorious states east of .the Mississippi to come into her own, and Indiana Is the first state to let women vote upon their own enfranchisement though the women, of Wyoming territory did this In 1890. On March 6, Governor Brough of Arkansas signed a hill giving -women a new and effective form of suffrage, the right to vote in primary elections, Arkansas helng the first state to pass this measure. Suffrage a War Measure. Woman suffrage has hecome a war measure in England, Canada, Russia, and France. Rhode Island is the first state in the Union to adopt suffrage as a part of our national prepared ness. On April 19 Wake Up America Day the message ran forth to every village and farm that Michigan wo men were going to he free to vote, in presidential elections, thus sound ins the note of preparedness for the national crisis In the Middle West Then came Nebraska with its eight electoral college votes and its addl- tion of 318,903 women of voting age to the suffrage forces. ti urn i am Courtesy New York livening Mall. "EAST IS EAST AND WEST IS WEST," BUT THE WEST. HAS, EQUAL! SUFFRAGE. Does Equal Suffrage "Feminize?" Quoting from the recent govern ment report as to the proportionate recruiting for the regular army in the various states during April, Mrs. (Minnie J. Reynolds cites these figures: "The average per cent of their quota recounted by the far western states, practically all of which have equal suffrage, was 29.5 per cent In the Middle West, where five states have given their women The Woman With a Country With Apologies to the Author mf "The Man Without a Coxmtry." By Helen Rowland iiajaiaajseaiaMaiSEiaiajaisisisisn Copyright, W.1 by the Press PublliMne A L.VAYS, They have said of her, "Why shall she vote? "In time of war, what could SliE do to defend her Country-sli shebad ome "Poor, foolish, tender, clinging, helpless little thins! "How she babbles of 'Equality!' - "SHE who trembles in a thunderstorm, And shudders at the booming of a jranset rani "Why shall she vote? SHE cannot tigki, ifflPWll and ilelf-nseiibfc it her Country!" Well It has come HER Hour! " ."! And, with her ''lender, clinging, ktJjJfilV hands, 1 She is making munitions for Eli - S With her sett white, useless fingH:A(Mij fahionin.sb,4i "y -:;. j. ? ' A hundrtd deaths In every one ofttSeijI vl T"'- 1$ .Everywhere, she is ploughing, planting; satheUn, "v K l'KA .Sewfiif, jiapiar, harvesting, y :,i75 .?Ti39 Aat thjM 'simp tiouands of lives "' ' --z ""-& vr-'' wrt.-'yYffrr;'7jgaffsgfsaa.wirii. .mi Besides the signal successes In these seven states. North Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, Rhode Is land, Michigan, and Nehraska, there have heen legislative victories of mora or less Importance In eleven other states since January. Bills for full suffrage by amend ments to their state constitutions have passed the 1917 legislatures of New York, Maine, South Dakota, Iowa, Ok lahoma and Michigan. In. New York and Maine, the en franchisement of women will he voted on this year. In South Dakota, Ok lftioma and Michigan it will he voted on in 1918. WHERE THE SUFFRAGE FLOATS FLAQ To recapitulate, the suffrage causo has this year annexed 338,314 square mlle3 of territory. Up to the end of 1916, suffrage extended over 1,205, 329 square miles, or 39 per cent of continental United States, not includ ing Alaska. On April 22nd of this year, the suffrage flag floated over 1,543,643 square miles, or 50.9 per cent Including Alaska, whero women have suffrage on the same terms as men, 2,134527 square miles, or 57 per cent of the total (possessions of the United States, except the newly ac quired Virgin Islands, are now under the banner of freedom. This area is a long way out of the "Half slave and half free" type of democracy which still prevails in the other 43 per cent of the United States. presidential suffrage, the.per centjisas 18.9. and in eastern states, ifwas only 10.8. It would seem that the voting woman has not 'feniiaized'vthe West to any extent and it would seem that the sort of men who respond firBt to their country's call are the sort who give their -women the vote. It would he Interesting to know how many of the men who are cure that women ought .not to vote becauso they cannot fight hate responded to the call to arms." i 0 (Xh New Yoifc ErtnlnjTP ( Ru$Sia Will Not Quit Unless She is MarvecL Russia will not quit unless she is starved into submission. This is the opinion of Ralph Dawson, who for two years has represented Gaston, Willian & Wifcmore, Inc., of No. 120 Broad way, in Petrograd and other Russian cities. He left Russia April 24 "America is needlessly appre hensive," said Mr. Dawson yes terday. "Reports of chaotic conditions have been grossly ex aggerated. The Romanoff party is dead and no tears were shed at its passing. The freedom of Russia is assured and all she needs to continue a successful warfare against Germany are supplies, amnuition and railway transportation to the battle lines. "When you consider that the Russian is heroic and devoted enough to fight Germany, armed only with religious images, sticks and stones; when you recall that he has done this three years on cabbage soup, black bread and tea, you must conclude he is not a quitter. "A Socialist revolutionary movement can be formed only when there is a strong industrial proletariat. The vast majority of the lower classes are small peasant proprietors, whose lands have been divided down since the abolition of serfdom in 1861, until now each owns little more than a foov of earth. "None is so conservative as the Russian peasant proprietor, and any movement that is at tacking his property rights as a principle wiil be resented and squashed by him as soon as he is able to understand it." Relative to recent agitations in Russia. Mr. Dawson said the Russian were enjoying free speech for the first time, and any one who had something now to say stood up and said it fear lessly. He said exaggerated re ports were reaching America, and credence was being given to alleged agitation not half so pro nounced as some of those occur ing almost daily in this city. "It is the policy of the tem porary Government," he added, "not to use measures that would smack of the old regime. They think it better to let the people blow off steam, and to permit the crazy intellectuals to prate of idealism to audience, 90 per cent., of whjch, being illiterate do not understand them. "All wars, in the final analy sis, are fought by Uhe masses, and we must realize the hardy, patient, devoted character of the Russian peasant, who is accus tomed to a rigorouB policy of self-denial, to understand that he 13 the soldier who will walk baiefooted to Palestine or die fighting on the battlefields. "As I crossed on the Trans Siberian Railway soldiers from Siberian regiments were stymd- ing in and upon the roofs of the ..cmaasssE i rfanriuHWMwj coachesi None had been on fur lough since they wete fitst called and most of them had been fight ing since the outbreak of war. One had been in the army three years before the war began and had not seen his family in six years, yet he and all his com panions were enthusiastically declaring they were going back soon to 'see it out.' "Beyond a doubt, when there is a reorganization of Russian railway traffic under American guidance the food question will become insignificant, "System is rapidly becoming evident under the new regime and autocracy is a thing of the past, and will be forever." New York World. Bread in Two Cities. That high prices of food in this country are largely arbitra ry has been convulsively illus trated by Mr. Gompers at Wash ington. Bread which in Detroit sells at 13 cents a loaf is sold in Windsor, across the river, for 9 cents. Windsor is practically a suburb of Detroit. Economically the two cities are subject to the same conditions. Except as they may be manipulated, wheat and flour cost no more in one than in the other. There is little differ ence in the wage scale or in the price of such real estate as bakers usually occupy or in the methods and expense of distribu tion. But Windsor is in the Province of Ontario, Canada, and Canada has a Food-Control Law, whereas Detroit isin the United States, where no such legislation has yet been enacted. The excess of 4 cents a loaf charged in De troit amounts to a levy of millions of dollars a year upon the people of an important city, and indi cates how colossal must be the impositions practiced upon the country at large. On Roof of Theater. New York, One of the most powerful wireless telegraph out fits seized on the American con tinent since the declaration of war against Germany an in strument capable of sending messages hundreds of miles and receiving at practically unlimit ed distances was discovered on the roof of a Broadway theater by United States Marshal Mc Carthy and a raiding party of his dep uties and Secret Service operatives. The instrument was dismantled and three men who, it is alleged, had caused it to be erected and had operated it, an engineer and two chemists, were arrested and at once sent to the detention camp at Ellis Island. Never Neglect a Cold. A chill after bathing, cooling off suddenly after exercise and drafts, give the cold germs a foot-hold that may lead to something worse. Safety requires early treatment. Keep Dr. King's New Discovery on hand. This pleasant balsam remedy allays inflammation,- soothes the cough and repairs the tissues. Better be safe than sorry Break up the cold with Dr. King's New Discovery before lb is too late. At Pauil Drug Co.. 50c and $1.00. lAdv BmhT"'" lll.l I, m Hogwailow NeWS. Attention cows! Yam& Simi has another straw hat. Only about fifteen more shop ping days and the June bride will be ready. Atlas Peck emptied out his pockets this week and found a lot of things that were no good. The storekeeper in the Calf Ribs neighborhood has a sack of flour on exhibition this week. In dry states a preponderance of suspicion accompanies each in quiry concerning the where abouts of a corkscrew. As an officer of the law the Deputy Constable has just add ed new laurels to his brow by catching the Tickville train. Atlas Peck has been clearing up his throat this weeks as he hopes to sing louder than all oth ers in the choir next Sunday. Mrs. Columbus Alsop was in Bounding Billows Wednesday and looked right hard through her eyebrows at a cigarette smoker. Cricket Hicks, who has been shooting at a crow on Musket Ridge for a day or two, , has re turned home for more ammuni tion. Atlas Peck was a visitor in the Calf Ribs neighborhood this" week, and started to wave at the train but his mule got to cut ting up. i Miss Fruzie Alsop will devote the balance of her life or at least the rest of the spring and summer, to art, and has already painted the ocean. Poke Eazley's chickens come home to roost every night now tired out and broken down, as they have six or fseven gardens on their circuit. Jefferson Potlocks is able to be up and look out the doors and windows after being laid up for two weeks. The weeds had grown so he hardly knew them. Under our present system of commerce the cost of a thing is regulated generally by its size and weight, but a small, slim wife still costs as much as a large fat one. Clab Hancock grew tired of hearing the Dog Bill Methodist doctrine so much and went over last Sunday and let his mind re verse by listening at the Hog Ford Baptist minister. The Deputy Constable will take in a magic lantern show at the school building in the Calf Rib neighborhood tonight. He gets in free, as he will keep or der and start the applause. Mrs. Tobe Moseley has been very sick with rheumatism for the past few1 days and several of her neighbors have called to re mind her that they had an aunt to die of the same thing. The other morning, while let ting his mind rest, Dock Hocks wondered at what a scrub lot of people there would be in Amer ica today if the good ship May flower had got submarined. Washington Hocks thinks that -cnrVTjwv yw, ftiyiwy-. Mllllllll , l lJ, ,J ! . , ! . .g whos eVef business it is to get up things to happen wiil have to arrange for some more new ones sirice everything that is any thing has already happened. Everybody gets along some how. For a year or two there have been a lot of persons who did not see how in the world they were ever going to make it through, but today they look ju3t as well and healthy and hap py as ever. Cricket Hicks was seen to stick his head out of thp church window during services at Bounding Billows last Sunday. This ought riot be tolerated as it caused several others to do the same thing to find out what Cricket was looking at. Jefferson Potlocks, who play3 the lead fiddle in the Excelsior Fiddling Band, has been some what criticised by his action dur ing the last entertainment at the school house, when he stop ped during the middle of a senti mental classic piece and looked to see what time of night it was Frisby Hancock's shoes are all run down at the heels and need half soling. His wife says she never knew before that a man could wear out his shoes by merely whittling on goods boxes and telling how far he marched during the Civil War. Sidney Hocks says it is. re markable how little things grow into big things as they travel from tongue to tongue, especial ly if news is scarce in the vicin ity. The other day he was sit ting out there in the shade by the blacksmith shop enjoying life and happened to make the remark that he was satisfied with life and ex pected to live and die right here. Miss Gondola Henstep happened to be passing at the time and when she heard him say some thing about dying she went over and told the Calf Ribs Widow she heard Sidney say he wished he was dead. The Widow then, she went over on Musket Ridge and told a woman who couldn't hear very well, that Sid Hocks was about to kill himself, and this woman went over to the store and scattered it around that Sid had tried to commit sui cide. Things that are repeated get bigger or. littler as they cir culate. If it is something good about a person, it gets littler and if it's something bad it gets big ger. Attempted evasion of the prof it taxes has been disclosed by Federal authorities of munition manufacturers to the amount of $150,000,000. While 8,000 women are al ready engaged in making shirts for the Quartermaster's NDepart ment at Jeffersonville many more are needed. Both the Senate and Housa began the consideration of the Administration food bill to con trol the price of all necesalties dtritig the war.