WOMEN: Sir, a Woman

The wise do not know everything. Samuel Johnson, able lexicographer, once ejaculated: "Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all!" Yet Mrs. Mary Harris Jones—"Mother" Jones—attended the Farmer-Labor Convention in Chicago (see page 5) and made a speech that, if surprising in a woman of her age, could hardly be described as poorly done.

What made the speech "surprising ' was that such coherence, such sense and such spirit should come from...

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