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TIIK BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JAM AHY 'J!), UU.J
The ()ee' jne UafazJre
Girl Wage Slavery and Vice Are Cause and
Effect Indissolubly Connected
Dorothy Dix Points Out How Small Wages Paid by Mil
lionaire Task Masters Lead Many Girls to Sac
Hy DOKOTHV 11.Y.
ltlchiinccs that Just now me Are hear
ing a great Oral ahiut a minimum wage
for girl workers, ntnl the ce situation.
It is fortunate that the two subJeoH j
snouiu ne presented to llie public mind
at the same time.
for in real life the .
aro ' 1 n d 1 s solubly
nro cause and ef
fect. It Is not an over
weak nnd trusting
nature, nor love,
nor passion nor
vlclollsncss that re
emits the ranks of
the women of the
underworld. It Is
poverty. It Is not
tho luro of the
bright lights that
tempts any but the
occasional girl Into
tho downward path.
Sho Is driven into It by cold and hunger.
It Is desperation, not desire that Is re
sponsible for the sad sisterhood of the
A police Inspector, whose task It has
been for many ycats to "clean up" cer
tain districts Inhabited by these poor
unfortunates, told me recently that he
was .convinced that !K) per cent of the
girls who went wrong were forced Into
doing so by their inability to make an
honest living, i
Many of them were country girls, who
came hero with only a few dollars In
their' pockets, with no friends or Influ
ence, and no conception of the expense of
Jlfo In a city. In u few days their money
was all gone, they could find no work,
and when they were cast out on the
street by their boardlnghouse keepers
and hunger began to gnaw at their vitals
'they entered tho door of sin, which was
the only dojir that was open to them.
Most of the other girls that Joined these
on the downward Journey, ho said, were
those who" were paid so little for; their
work It did not suffice to keep body anil
soul together, and so-as we are tnoro
animal than spiritual In pur make-up
they bartered away their souls for food
and raiment for the bod
And let none of us who have never
been cold, nor hungry, nor shelterless
daro to Judge these who have been In
the fell grip of circumstances. But for.
tho mercy of Heaven we might have
been even as they.
To mo tho heartbreaking thins aUout
tho working girl who takes, the jvroncJ.
turn ou the road is that she docs .not do
x to by choice. She Wants to walk-straight,
bha H jwllllng to work. Sho makes -her
poor4.li(tle futile battle for honor, and it
l.sonly Vhen sho Is neaten down to her
kneea b.- want that she surrenders to
And s 10 Is beaten and conquered be
causo si e has no weapon with which to
ftclit: a d that, it seems to me, brings
till whole"1- question right up to the bal
ance oOub. We throw a littlo helpless,
itntaugjlt. untrained girl child Into tha
midst df the' terrific modern struggle for
existence, and when she falls, as she is
bound to do, tho sin and the responsibil
ity are ours more than hers.
There Is no 'other such crime In the i
worjd today a the way we bring up
dur daughters. We' raise our girls dn tho
fair1 book theory that it isn't necessary
for them to hirden their soft hands
i iWning a tradel or bother their heads
) aUout making a jiving, becjuuse a Prlnco
Chlrmlng will cohie riding by on a mllk
whfto steed and bear them off to bo his
brlileuid live Itl .a pulace and be happy
Yet sye Know hat such a fate can only
befall a very Jew, nnd that the great
majority of gills, Just like tne great ma
jority, of boyshuyegot to support them
selves and hylp take care of the balunca
the family. Yet neither In the home
rfln the tschdol iJo we 'do a thing to
prepare these gjrls for the future they
lnu'st face'. Nor aie they taught any
way by which they can honestly support
We also know that when the hour of
danger comes to the girl who ha. tried
io support herself, and failed, when sho
1 starving and freezing and In raj?s,
(that sho will be .noro than human If
ihe does- not listen to .the tempter who
goffers her food and drink nnd warmth,
at whatever cost to her morals
,yNow, tio establishment of h minimum!
Wage for the girl worker Is all very j
ivjell theoretically, but practically before!
any Bucn measure can us eriiuii.cn mo
g"rl must )e made worth whatever sho
in paid. -
That la' Where the trouble comes In. for
the average girl is so unskilled, so un
ambitious has so little Interest In her
Dr. Price asks you to
distribute lor him
full sized 1 5 cent packaccs of
You are to give these, FREE, to
housewives of Omaha and sub
urbs see my lull-page An
nouncement in this paper on
Sunday, Feb. 2d
worU, that she Ih not competent enough
to corn a decent .'A'ary. Cheap work is
only entitled to cheap pay. First clas3
worK nexe: na to neg air ui.m vms. ,
pH.v. it communis it tne voru over.
This state of affairs ! not the fault
of tho girls. It is tho fault of the par
ents. In the first place, and of the schools
in the second plrtco. Parent do not teach
their daughters that their onlv chanco to
I suceed In business Is by doing 3ood work,
tv beliiR faithful and accurate and re-
B Innuendo, If not by actual work,
they Irad their daughters to think that
It's much tnore Important- how they look
than how they do their work, and that
m way me luiuguij su.cnau uciiinu i.io
I counter tukes her time to rearrange her
tlabornto coiffeur before sho eonde
seends to languidly tell you that they
l.nveu't got what you want In stock. In
stead of taking the trouble to look it up.
It li also why She only gets ?fi or $7 a
j When von find a girl who goes Into
a store determlnetl to flnu out cverytiung
r.bout the kind of goods she sells, who 's
alert, courteous, anxious to please no
body has to worry about a minimum
wage for her, because die's soon getting
a maximum salary.
I alfo believe that It Is Just as much
tho business of the government to teach
every child some honest way of maklm;
a living as It Is to teach him or her
how to read and write, and that If the
public schools would lop off all of the
higher educational frills and put the
money Into tindo schools it would be tho
greatest moral movement the world has
If evcrj' girl came out of the grammar
school nn expert cook, or dressmaker, or
milliner, or ' typewriter, or laundres If
she knew how to do superlatively well
some work that the world needs wo
would, at least, have taken away from
her tho necessity of selling her body for
bread, and wo would give her the chance
to live honestly If sl-e would.
Tho best way to keep girls from fall
ing is to develop enough strength In them
i to enable them to stand alone, and when
i we send every girl forth into the world
equipped to do good work wc shall not
need so many vico con-missions, nor to
arbitrarily establish a minimum wage.
Our Daily Fashions
Uy LA KACONTEUSE.
The classical, semi-long, half loose
tailor mado costume is not yet relegated j
to the background, and this photograph
ihows an effective tailor of "sand'' woolen
The coat Is smartly cut with ltain Cupid's garden. They prefer to let
Tmsque" set up rather high, with seams ' oVe's plant wither at the first sign of
.naklng a graceful movement of dyep I wlltlng, conscious that It can be replaced
,-olnt ou both sides. wttlt apothcr bulb.
It Is opened by broad revers over u
I waistcoat of sponge material of- blacK
striped with white fastened by a row of
small white crystal buttons.
The coat Is fastened and trimmed with
four huge nacre buttons. The long sleovo
Is slightly widened nt tho finish with a
; small piping of striped material and a
, small embroidered point. ,
The skirt is a simple and ordinary fouri
! gored model, with tho wide front embel.
, llshed with five stitched tabs finisn-d
j with embroidered point.
. , ,i - .
As a young woman attired in a neut
, blue suit entered a street car a man. hla
head burled In a newspaper, arose and
I Offered his seat
With a curt nod the
juuiik nunum uttc1iim, mm u soon
thn lm,l rimtvn1 linrtolf .ha h.nm In.
. tereiHed in he contents of her shqpplne
M iKjin si'lte of apparent abstraction,
II beg sour pardon, what Is It what
lia unllni U' rimd it II ft ad Al'aa nHi
The vounc woman lifted her eves. and.
fixing tbat she was addressed, answered
coolly ' I said nothing, sir."
"BcS pardon, beg pardon." waa the
absent-minded answer "I thought you
aid 'Thank you." " Milwaukee Free
Uy ADA I'ATTKHSOV. ,
Miss Murn Haylcy. who Is fast fulfill
ing her life ambition to lslt every cor
ner of the globe, has discovered what
wcnicn most need.
She. hs studied our sex In South Af
rica, where she, was born. In fcnghtnd,
whence came her father and mother;
In Austria, where she was educated; lit
llungars. wheio she amid long visits, in t
,lrrc ,hp sMns ,., ,, , llip
youth Sea Islands, where sho lived for
'two years, ami where a head chief
raised her to the Samoan peerage by
making her a Tauho. He conferred upon
her the dignity or "nmld of tho village,''
which means princess. She was solemnly
christened "Sacred Thatch," and Ir so
addressed by nil admiring ttamoans.
Yes. she knows women of most peoples,
knows them well, for she has lived In
their palaces In Austria and In huts In
the FIJI Islands, nnd her conculslons nro
staggering. For of what women most
, f .... nrroe.,tlt Anglo Saxon
uu.e ,, 0,peclny we Ameilcans. are In
greatest need. Wo need that which will,
some time, according to her belief, be-
I como a world philosophy, tho possession
of Inward peace. And of this world
philosophy the corner stone Is meditation
It Is must simple, as Miss Bay Icy,
taught by her world wandering ex
"Pence Is what every woman needs, the
black woman, the yellow woman and the
white woman, but most of all the while
woman," said the handsome young trav
eler, to whom her friends have given the
nickname "The Wandering Star."
She looks with calm, penetrating eyes
at the person to whom she speaks as
though sho would soy to everyone "Havj
you peace? I have."
".My diram Is of a worldwide philoso
phy that will bring everyone peace and
that will be based solely on meditation.
The power of meditation Is Infinite and
the peace to be derived from It Is end
less. Our present way of living Is so con
trary to every thought of teposo that 't
may seem to some an absurdity. Hut,
believe me. It Is thoroughly practical and
within the scope of everyone. All iirn
must do Is to sit perfectly still. Sitting
perfectly still we naturally relax. The
knotted nerves and muscles untie. AVo
are like a violin whose taut strings are
loosened by a master hand."
All the great founders of all the great
religion nnd philosophies of the world
have reached states ot exaltation and
ecstney through their pow-er of medita
tion. They all tell of having derived
through this meditation the real happi
ness of earth.
"What are we ,all seeking? Pea-:,
peace, peace, says Miss Bayley.
"Why do the faces ot the hurrying peo
ple I pass on. tho streets of New York
look strained and sad? They arc seeking
"Every thinking person 1 have asked
the question, "A'hat do you most want?"
has answered, 'Peace, peace within.
"Why do persons seek refuge In small
temples of different sects, hidden away
from tho bustle of the streets? It is not
alxyays becauso they believe In the creed
of that particular church.
."They go there to rest awhile, to find
peace from the tumult of life. Meeting
women of any creed or none coming from
such R spot I havo heard them say. 'It
Is so restful.'
"Women would be happier and loveder
Ella7 Wheeler Wilcox Denounces Divorce, but Says
Better Be Tied tov a Dead Body Than
to a Dead Passion
Hy HLLA WHKKLKB WHiCOX.
by the Star Publishing Company
Dlvorco Is a desperate remedy.
Marriage should be a bond for all tlhie.
Kaiy dlvorco leads to easy fault-finding
The man who be-
! comes a partner
In u business In
moro Interested to
make It a success
than one who oc
cupies a mere tem
Mnrrlage Is much
the same. Thoso
, who enter it for
life, regarding tho
j union ns Indissolu
ble, have a greater
Incentive to bear
and forbear thai)
those who believe
In "divorces while
t,ovc Is a plant which can be fed. fer-
tillzed and nourished by proper care.
The people who enthusiastically support
! the divorce laws are not Inclined io toll
nivorces should be a last dssperato rem-
edy for a despairing1 life. Wherever di
vorces ore easily obtained, morals and
manners degenerate. ,
Sometimes n woman wears hep life out!
In studying menus to please a husband's
palate, believing his departing passion
will return to her through the door of
his gratified appetite.
j PnP falgi and (ves to rre Mm my
! collrt t0 the woman who would let him
' ttatvc before cooking htm a meal. Theso
ar tlle jaiiy tragedies of life going on
all about us. The only lesson wo can
, In an effort to arrest departing passion,
' H Is wiser to speed tho departing guest
! with as dicmifled a demeanor as Dosslhln
i aA n nno's strencth for thn ilu.
ann lo 8aA e onc' "rensin lor ll0 UU-
tl!8 wn'oh ' beyond.
Theru Is a certain period of life when
'-mr heart believe existence with-
; out happy reciprocal I we Importable.
) Later, the philosophical mind discern
tIle rarty of such situations by the con-
tinned clinging to life of the vast ma
jority of people who do not possess their
hearts' desire. Therefore. It would seem
the sensible and wise thing to waste no
timu or strength in trying to do impos
Greatest Need of Women
If they would learn a lesson ..oi
dark sisters of the orient, thu hublt
withdrawing for awhllo from tho bustle
of the day to meditate. They need mt ,
go to ii church. They can go to their own
rooms or to a corner of their own rooms
and xlt still.
"With the relaxed position, the mind
will clear of Its clouds. Tho dust of tho
day will vanish. While sitting thrro one
will fall noturally into pleasant ways of
thinking! Sho will not pucker her face
or tighten her nerves In an effort to
solve her problem, whatever It Is. As
sho fits there, quietly, power will come,
to her nnd she will feel flowing through
her currents of new strength.
"Tho mind seeks at such times pleasant
themes, and It is bettor to think of truthu
than of persoiiH, Truths are eternal and
persons are transitory. If you think for
fifteen minutes about something ubstract.
as goodness, honestly or loyalty or peace,
tho tired lines will smooth themselves
out of your face and out of your souls.
"Travel cither In person or through
books, Is a great' peace brlnger. Not
travel as the tourist does It. hut ns a stu
dent of peoples and races. AVhen you
watch the rlso and fall of n great people,
your sink your littlo Individual trouble!
slble deeds to retain a wornout pam
slon, but to proceed to mnko the best of
llfo In other directions.
The lova that Is not really dead, but
only wandering, will sooner bo piqued
bnek by thin method than by frantlo nnd
undignified endeuvors to attract Its at
tention nnd pity. .
rnelastlc: conventionality of' views Ih a,
secret oc'compllce of crime and nn open
foe to tho highest progress of humanits".
Hoth pulpit and press send forth their
constant protest against divorce; decor-oiis-mlnded
and order-lovlng human
beings declaro against the dissolution of
I the marriage tie by any means save
(death, but the pulpit and tho press am
.silent, and the Ramn decorous-minded in
dividuals seem to consider It none of their
business when a husband and wife llvo,
together In continual opon warfure and
bring Into existence children conceived In
hnticd and reared In discord.
When this harnessed hatred now and
then results in murder the pulpit cries,
'.Shocking depravity!" and the conven-
tlonal-mlnded populace shakes Its head
dlsapprovlngls'. while It shuts Its eyes
to a score of cases within Its circle where
domestic llfo Is made a criminal farce
nnd a breeder of possible tragedies.
Not many years oj;o four small chil
dren, the eldest 13, witnessed the stab
bing of their father with a potato knife
held In the hand of their goaded and tu
furiated mother, almost on the evo of
her bringing a fifth child Into loveless
The stors- of the 13-year-old daughter.
us told to the reporters, caused not one
editorial to be written, not one sermon
to be preached upon the awful crlmo
the most awful of alfr crimes marital In
frllolty and child breeding.
Vet divorce, so constantly preached and
written against, Is a shining virtue and
r. blessing to humanity, set beside this
bluck and hideous condition of two Inimnii
beings living In bitter strife and harbor
ing hutred and repulsion In their hearts,
while the' periodically glvo rein to mcje
animal Impulses and produce undeslred
Tho little girl who saw her mother mur.
der her father related In a htolcal man
ner how ' they were always scrapping.
Father camo In and began to scold, as
ho Always did. Mother answered back,
us she nlways did " And then tho climax
csme a nvro terrible oijo thun qsuat
and the father was a corpte and the
mother u murderess.
Quite ns great In the eyes, of God. 1
believe, are this woman's sins of mo I lie r-
t hood undvr thoso awful conditions, wnuj
UAYL1JY. 1 J
.nder and a deep Interest.
'One uurnliie Allow mo to give tr.iv-
BiP1 Thev usuullv look at tho people-!
. , ... . ,,,,,
and sometimes they don't try to conceal
il. 1 heard an American woman say aloud
Of English speaking natives: "How much
they look like monkeys.' Don't do that.
Tho Anglo-Saxon race Is dominant iow
but It has not always been dominant.
Once the east ruled the world and it may
do so again. I cannot conceive of tho
east and west iih being" blended. There
will nlways be an east and west. I be
lieve that the east will finally Include
Europo and that the west will meieiy n , fellow named Ned I.lld, met Its Water
North nnd South 1 America. The Husstan j 0 1 years ngo today, January 29, 1812.
empire may overspread and monopolize j Xed Uid and Napoleon Uonaparte,
iho other three continents. The east
seems to me n sleeping giant slowly
awukenlng to a consciousness ot nx
strength and It behooves us to be frlendH
or show a friendly tolornnce, .
"To think thoughts ot peace?"
Mrs. llayley turned her deep, culm eyes '
"Yes," she unswered. "Thu mediation of I
women In their quirt corners at horn- !
may govern the world and spare us !
world war." ' j
seem to have been perpetual, as Is her I
n.. ,i .i,,.,i ,.,i. i
fiiial unpremeditated crime.
jjozen oi marrieu peopm in inn iiikot i
walks of llfo are living together In simi
lar discord. They arc possesed ot more
education and culture and tholr language
Is Icf coarse and brutal; but they find
no pleasure'ln each other's society, and
when under tho same roof are constantly
Their quarrels may only be expressed
In "polite" narrusnis and cold glunces
and unvarying disagreements upon overs
trivial question nnd In u stubborn lack of
concessions but their children axe never
theless reared In an unwholesome and
poisonous atmosphere of hatred, and tho
home Is shadowed by a cloud tenfold
darker than the shadow of divorce and
All the laws passed by all the legisln-
turos of tho world, nnd upheld by all Ih
churches lu the land, .can never make
children born under such conditions any- ,
thing but illegitimate In God's sight for
love alone sanctions birth.
If you madam, whoso eyes follow these '
words, are living as the legal wife of a
man with whom you are constantly quar
relling, and If you are the unwilling
mother of his offspring, let mo tell you i
that you have no right to look down upon j
the unfortunate fallen girl whoso love led '
Bhn has broken mail's law you are I
breaking God's. Only hy adherence to I
both can marriage be really lnwful and
When any man wants his freedom, let
him go. The almshouse Is preferable to
a llfo with an unwilling mate. There are j
charitable societies which will assist his !
last unfortunato wife until she Is able to 1
work and support herself and child. If
she will make her case known to the As-
soclaled Charities, New York or Hrook-
lyn, she will be attended to. I have
found the New Yorjt branch of this as
sociation most piompt and kind and
thorough In looking up a,nd aiding all
worthy cases- and exposing frauds.
Any woman who tries to force u man to
live with her when he Is anxious to leave
her lacks pride. She Is Justified In trying
to mako him support the children he Is
responsible for, but the sooner she puts
distance between herself and tho man
who ceased to love her the better for her
self-respect and her womanhood.
flitter as the anguish of such a sep
aration may be, lo live under the sunn
roof with un unwilling man would be
more bitter to any woman with the right
'value of herself and the right sense or
Garrett P. Serviss Says You
Can Aid in Fight on Disease
Hy (JAimKTT I. SKKVISS.
If sou read the attlele on "The ttattl"
of the Microbes," In the Co'mopolltan
mngaxluo for February, you will learn
a very curious fact vU. that the onlv
dangerous tnl.-robe ar. the fool'sh on r
The wise mi
crobes (ami our
1 a d I e harbor
thousands of bil
lions of thenn do
us no harm, and
times do us much
good Thev nro
settlers In the vast
empire of micro
scopic beings that
we call a human
bods. and they
till thn soil like
capable agriculturists, Without ex-
, haustlng It. It I as much to their In
1 terest ns to ours that the life nnd henlth
' of the body should be preserved. Yet thev
I could destroy us If they would, just ns
the mass of the population of any great
I country could bring It down to ruin, nnd
themselves along with It, if they sud
denly turned to savngers". and forget all
the lessons of forbenrance. temperance
and co-operation, taught by the expert
ence of long lines of Industrious ances
tors. They are not onlv hnrmless. but help
ful, because they are educated and clvll
ft.ed. And yet these wise microbes that swarm
In our bodies differ. In constitution, from
thn dangerous and foolish ones' no moro
than clvlllred men dUlcr Jn bodily form
from tho most brutal nnd besotted sav
ages that our raco has produced.
It may seem rldlruletis to speak of
"eduented" and "civilised" microbes, hut
thn investigations of bacteriologists ab
solutely Justify the teims, These micro
scopic beings, which resemble rather
plants than animals, l:cn they have bo.
come regular Inhabitants of the body of
a large anlmnl, settle Into communities
that cn iiso 'no harm to the Ufa of the
whole body, but perhaps hrlp to keep it
The uneivllUed Invaders which do the
The Luddite War
Hy ItKV. THOMAS H. tlHKGOUV.
The kuddlte war, so called from tho
fact that It was begun by a weak-minded
though separated '
by the whole dia
meter of things In-
tellectual, the uno
being almost nn
Idiot, nnd the other
li mental colossus,
t stop the progress
science, and Napo-
Icon In fighting the
" forward march of
Ned met has fan-, aa uuove mentioned,
and three years later Napoleon met hla.
Ned was one of thn original "stand
patters." Ho had no use for "progres
sives" of any sort. The "old guard" and
tho "old ways" were good enough for
1 ' Pleased to meet you. Hid 1 un-
derstand that your name. Is Miss .Green-
"Havo you lived here long?"
"About four years."
"Where do s-ou work7"
"I'm employed) In a broker's office.
"Stenographer, I presume?"
"That's your own complexion, I
"Do you make your own dresses?"
"I never was so Insulted In my life!
What do you mean by asking mo such a
lot of personal questions? And at our
first meeting, toot"
"I'm sprry If I, have offended you, but
you sue, I might puss you on tho street
some day when I'm out walking with my
1 -1. .... I .1 1 , . ...... . I. n .. ......
Wlir, il I iiiuiiiu ni'cun ii' munn iiiu
, only a few of the questions she'll ask me
answer them." Chicago Tribune.
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hnim. which produce so many fatal d'"
eases, ore like the hordes of barbarians
Hint broke down the lloman emplie
Their only object Is to ravage and de
stroy. Thes" preserve nothing, they eultl
ato nothing, thev simply rush on until
thes- are themselves Involved In the onl
i ersnl destruction. Yet science bus dis
covered that even w ran be tamed
There cohld be no more Important nnd
Inteiestlng occupation for unv man
leisure hours than to study the revel.t
llonn that the science of bacteriology ha
made of the Internal government of our
Then when he sees his child suffering1
from scarlet fover or dlptheria, he will
understand the nnturo of the struggle
that Is going on In that little body, the
desperate battles that occur there between
the Invading enemies nnd tho hosts of
Its microscopic defenders, and he will
thank heaven that science has unveiled
the secrets of the foe, and learned how
to give aid to the beleaguered garrison.
Il will. In the light of the knnwledgo
he has gained, In tho faro of tho fact
that some of tho milk sold In tho market,
to be fed to babiescontains 5.000,00) mi
crobes to a single drop, begin to bestir
himself to tiphold the hands of those who
are battling for clean anil pure food,
against the remorseless demands of
grefd. "A baby dies nt every tick of the
cloak!" Nine-tenths of these innocent
could be saved If science were permitted
to perform Its work without opposition.
Btudy of these things would also opon
tho eyes of many misled, well meaning1
people who listen to thn outers' of senti
mentalists against the work of tho lab
oratories a work without which wn
should never hnve known the. true source
of most of the dcstnictlvo diseases that
decimate hunianlts'. or have discovered
the means of combatting them, and thn
continuance of which Is essential to tho
further advance of that beneficent knowl
edge. The discovery that the human body In
a world of microbes, bristling with de
fenses, but assailed by billions of onomlei
-a battleground In whoso struggle
sclenca can Interfere to aid thn weak, as
tho goda of Olympus Interfered between
tho battling hosts on the plain of Tros.
Is the greatest advance that humanity
has mado for many a century.
him. Consequently when certain rattle
brained Insurgents camo to Nottingham
with their machines for spinning and
weaving cottonr Ned raised tho war
whoop and began smashing them'.
Ned's Idiocy Instantly became conta
gious, and soon nil over tho surround
ing region tho spinners And -weavers were
breaking1 up and burning frames and ma
chinery. Prom Nottingham the dlsturbancu
spread Into Yorkshire and Lancashire,
and soon Involved all tho northern and
midland counties of ICngland, Machines
wcro destroyed wherover found. Manu
factories wcro burned down, and In the
rioting niAiiy people were killed.
The Luddites hAd become a power to
he reckonod with, a menace that It would
not do to Ignore. Parliament was aroused,
tho cabinet was forced, to postpone Its
Its high and mighty meditations Ions
enough to listen to tho stor,v of tho
Litiddltn menace, and lords and commons,
suddenly getting their heads together,
began grinding out the severest of re
pressive legislation. It may be Interesting
to note, In passing, that It was In connec
tion wltli thlB legislation that I,ord Hyron
delivered his first speech In the JIoush
Hut while the noble lords were busy
making laws aculimt the Luddites, the
destruction of machinery went on, and
tho fanatical business was finally put
down only by military force, "aencrol"
Lud and soverul of his right-hand men
were executed nnd the opposition of ma
chines' became In Knttund a thing of
Hy and by prosperity revived, those
who had lost their Jobs by the coming
In of the machines found something to
do lu other lines, and the generation fol
lowing the Luddlto war amused them
selves In thn midst of their Improved
condition with laughing over the Ignor
ant fapatlclsm of tho fathers. Ned 3-ud
and Napoleon Honaparto had failed, and
lu both Instances tho falluro meant the
udvanaement of the economic and
political fortunes of all mankind.
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