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Home and Education Comforted by BELLE CASE LA fOLJUETTE and CAROLINE L. HtiNT Mother Jones IT WAS the daughter of Congressman Wilson of Pennsylvania who interested me in Mother Jones, and asked...

...He has been active in miners' trade unions from his early manhood...
...Bake in moderate oven till it jellies, 3 to 4 hours...
...I was impressed with that...
...We women want the suffrage, and we want it now, and we know desperately well why we want it...
...I was also impressed with the fact that very little was said about 'Woman's Rights.' In the old days I remember some of the speakers used to talk about nothing but the Constitution and Taxation without Representation, but to-day you Women Suffragists seem to be attacking the question from every side, and," he added again, "you seem so terribly in earnest...
...To a general audience she is not at...
...The monopoly feature of transportation would be eliminated and the business would be open to competition the same as the carting business...
...You would hardly call her an orator, but she has all the qualities of a great agitator...
...She speaks of the psychology of the people, of the economic phases of a problem in the same breath that she denounces with terrible bitterness the specific wrongs existing in the mining districts to-day, particularly' those of West Virginia...
...Physicians and teachers are co-operating vigorously with the State board of health in their campaign for rural sanitation in that State...
...C. L.) AFTER a Suffrage meeting the other night, a man who was evidently not a suffragist came up in a rather bewildered and amazed way and said, "What a tremendous amount of earnestness and enthusiasm all the speakers threw into their speeches tonight...
...Then the only company having any advantage would be the one which through superior equipment and organization could give the best service for the money...
...and when those hearts are the mother hearts and the woman hearts of the world, that tide is a swelling and resistless one...
...when more and more women who have been sheltered in the home begin to be a live human factor in this great problematic civilization of ours, and when as such, they begin to see, and not only to see, but to feel intensely and burningly the great human questions of the day, then they become transformed from academic Suffragists to live Crusaders...
...This great tide of human determination has sprung from that most vital of all sources...
...The first time Mother Jones came into any prominence in connection with the labor movement was in 1894...
...Her maiden name was Mary Harris...
...Ever since she became active in the labor movement her years, and her personality have made it seem perfectly natural to call her "Mother Jones...
...But to-day, when more and more in concrete form we begin to see what the things are to which women are not giving their consent...
...Facts and theories as such, are utterly inoperative upon the vital life of the world...
...Temporary defeats such as women have had in Michigan and Wisconsin supply just the verve and consecration that is needed to make the movement irresistible...
...She had been keeping a boarding house at Pullman, near Chicago, when the railway strike occurred...
...Home and Education Comforted by BELLE CASE LA fOLJUETTE and CAROLINE L. HtiNT Mother Jones IT WAS the daughter of Congressman Wilson of Pennsylvania who interested me in Mother Jones, and asked me to come and hear her speak...
...I am indebted to her for the interview...
...A Railroad Man's Suggestion COMMENTING upon an article which appeared recently in these columns, a reader sends the following expression of his point of view upon the universal problem of marketing farm products: "Referring to item headed 'Problems of a Potato Grower,' in current issue:The chief problem, it seems, is the railroad problem and the conclusion of the writer is that the government cannot regulate the railroads, it will have to own them...
...A regular daily train has a place on the time card...
...There is a stretch of track in Buffalo, about four miles long, owned by the New York Central...
...Her voice rises and falls with her emotions, to which she gives free expression, whether of anger, pity, or pathos...
...She talks very little about her past...
...This was from Trinidad, Colorado, where she was at that time located, and where the strike of the coal miners was going on...
...But a deep religious fervor makes her emphatic words seem reverent...
...I see nothing impractical in the plan of having many transportation companies use the same railroad...
...Women now can be held back by opposition, but they never again can be suppressed...
...C. L. MR...
...It is enough theoretically simply to say that "governments derive their just power from the consent of the governed," and women are governed and without their consent, and that is all there is to it...
...Her only Irving relative is a brother, a Catholic clergyman in Canada...
...Some might call her profane...
...She has been frequently under the pay of labor organizations receiving a salary for her work as an organizer, and she has raised considerable money by the sale of literature...
...He was elected to Congress six years ago as a Democrat, although he has naturally been regarded as a representative of labor rather than of a spt 1 party...
...she says...
...More and more the rank and file of Suffrage workers are putting their heart into the work for the attaining of political rights for women...
...in the strike of the coal miners in Colorado in 1903, when she was deported by Governor Peabody...
...We sometimes say that one-half the world does not know how the other half live, but more true it is that one-eighth of the women of the world do not know how the other seven-eighths live, and certainly one-eighth of the mothers of this country do not know how the other seven-eighths of the children of other mothers live...
...God makes women...
...JAMES LEES LAIDLAW (It pleases me to have this contribution from Mrs...
...Melt butter "the size of an egg" in an earthen pudding dish or (equally good) heavy iron frying pan rather deep...
...There are several different companies running trains over this stretch of track...
...Her keen eyes, thin gray hair, stout figure with long arms, recall the impressions of childhood story books...
...There was a large gathering at the armory and Mother Jones had already began talking when we arrived...
...An extra runs under orders from the New York Central despatches He could do the work as well if he was a New York State despatcher...
...This man's remarks give voice to the truth about the spirit that is animating the Suffrage Crusade more and more...
...A strong physique, a powerful personality, inured to hardship, unafraid, her first great mission is doubtless to lead on to action...
...Try serving this with ice cream, or serve with rich cream...
...This is natural and proper...
...It is true that it ought to be enough for any self-respecting man or woman to approach the question from a purely constitutional abstract point of view of justice based on purely American principles...
...How true these expressions are...
...It is all spent in helping those who are in industrial struggles...
...She believes it necessary to shock people to bring them to a realization of the cruelties which certain classes of workers suffer...
...In dealing with people who are in adverse circumstances, she is deeply sympathetic...
...stirred and shaken human hearts...
...Why not...
...She makes a quaint picture on the platform...
...HOOKWORM disease costs Arkansas more than one-fourth of its annual cotton crop, according to the Hon...
...Add 1 cup molasses...
...She is very reticent in that respect...
...Yet she never has any money of her own...
...from remote and with-drawn women announcing with dignity what her rights are, to desperate fighters in the war-fare for human justice...
...Pour in the mixture, adding four to six apples, pared, cored and finely sliced, 1 cup raisins, and cinnamon and ginger to taste...
...His failure of re-election to the next Congress is generally regretted by those who believe that all elements of our American life should be more generally represented than they now are in the Senate and House of Representatives.B...
...She came to this country with her parents in childhood...
...Indeed, opposition spurs litem to only greater activity...
...Philosophy and understanding temper her talk...
...He is a sincere, earnest man, who has rendered good service, nationally, as well as to his constituency...
...She quotes scripture freely...
...We are women, not ladies...
...More and more do the words of Miss Anthony become true, "failure is impossible," and more and more as injustices, outrages and shameful waste of human life increase is it true that success must not longer be deferred...
...As an old railroad man (operating department) I believe it would be the proper solution of the problem if the state owned the road and charged just enough tolls for upkeep expense, allowing any person, firm or corporation having the proper equipment to use the roads on equal terms...
...Hints to Home-makers INDIAN PUDDING A friend furnishes this recipe, which she has tested: Scald 1 quart rich milk and pour it over 5 heaping tablespoons of corn meal...
...She loves her title "Mother," and uses it, repeatedly in tolling her stories...
...Wilson came from Scotland with his parents when he was eight years old, and began working in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, when he was eleven...
...Yet she has evidently read and listened and thought much and worked out her conclusions in the original pioneer way of self-made people...
...Her language is rugged and picturesque...
...in the West Virginia coal strike in the same year...
...Wilson says that Mother Jones' frequent use of language that shocks her audiences, is deliberate...
...She has traveled extensively through the south, looking into and writing up the conditions of working women and children...
...N. H. D. * * * The Vitalized Suffragists By Mrs...
...In a number of industrial struggles where women were involved, such as the strike of the women workers in the breweries of Milwaukee, the garment workers in Chicago, Philadelphia, and elsewhere, Mother Jones was a powerful factor...
...WILSON told me Mother Jones was born in Ireland some seventy-four or seventy-five years ago...
...Her husband and three children died in Memphis some time prior to 1894, during a typhoid epidemic...
...all times entirely coherent, because she assumes that her hearers know a great deal more than they do of the evils she portrays...
...Jones was a mechanic, employed in the shops of the Illinois Central Railway at Memphis...
...I do not believe that any fact or theory has ever become a living part of a mental organism until it has been conceived with emotion...
...Very much interested in her remarkable character and career, unable to find anything satisfactory regarding her history at the library, I asked Congressman Wilson, who has been familiar with Mother Jones' work for twenty years, to state some of the facte to Miss Nellie Dunn...
...She was an active force in the agitation to prevent federal judicial authorities in Arizona and Texas from persecuting Mexican political refugees, prior to the overthrow of President Diaz...
...Their hearts as well as their minds have been touched by the continued revelation of what is going on in this country of ours...
...George B. Cook, superintendent of public instruction...
...What does La Follette's think of the plan of state ownership of roadbeds, right of way, etc., leaving the matter of transportation in private hands...
...There are many examples, in fact every city will supply them, where two or more companies use the same tracks...
...Laidlaw, one of the most active national suffrage workers, who is herself an embodiment of the thought she so well expresses.B...
...This plan would eliminate the bugaboo of a vast political organization of railway government employees, as the number of people required to keep up the tracks and direct the running of trains would be limited...
...Her folks love and trust her, and no one can doubt her devotion to what she calls "my class...
...The arousing of the heart and mind of the American woman, the breaking down of class distinctions by common community interest is one of the most significant phases of the woman movement in this country to-day...
...He sent a company of militia to her hotel that escorted her to the train, and a guard accompanied her out of the state...
...A matter coldly and logically apprehended does not form a volitional basis...
...It makes no operative personal claim...
...Three years later she took an active part in the coal miners' strike, and since that time her entire life has been devoted to helping men and women in various occupations involved in labor troubles...
...She has no home, but goes from place to place, wherever her work calls her...
...We speak of "learning by heart," and "putting our heart into things...
...She got back into the state before the strike was over...
...Mother Jones took a great part in the anthracite miners' strike in 1902...

Vol. 5 • February 1913 • No. 6


 
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