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CELEBRATION OF WOMAN SCF
FRAGISTS IN H0NOR OF
Protest Against Laws Which Allov
Mothers Small Protection Ovei
Children - Plea for Exercises o
It is a rare occurrence when note(
men. of the country gather together t<
do honor to a woman who has worke<
and striven for a cause to which man:
of them are antagonistic. Yet this wa
the case a week or two ago whei
statesmen, political leaders, jurists
and literary lights joined in paying
homage to Miss Susan B. Anthony
the great woman suffragist, on thi
occasion of her eighty-sixth birth
This meeting was held in Washing
ton, D. C., in February, Miss Anthony
of course, being present to listen to th<
addresses and words of felicity. Sho
had just come from a convention o
woman suffragists in Baltimore
Among the letters of congratulatioi
read was one from President Roose
velt which said:
"Let me join in congratulating Mis,
Susan B. Anthony on the occasion o!
her eighty-sixth birthday and extent
my best wishes to her upon her con
tinued good health."
In reply to the numerous congratu
lations. Miss Anthony, owing to a se
vere cold, confined her remarks tc
these few words:
"I %'ish the men would do something
besides extend congratulations. ]
have asked President Roosevelt tc
push the matter of a constitutional
oamendment allowing suffrage to
women by a recommendation to Con
gress. I would rather have him say a
-word to Congress for the cause that
to praise me endlessly."
The Rev. Anna Howara Shaw, a
prominent woman leader, presided
over the meeting, introducing th<
speakers, and incidentally poking
much fun at the members of the stern
er sex. She said that any man whc
accepts a post of especial learning im
mediately dons. a gown. It was truE
of college professors, of graduates
and of men who sat upon the Supremc
Bench. She stated that the gown ii
a symbol of wisdom.
Over One Hundred Woman Leaders,
In connection with this celebration
of Miss Anthony's birthday, one hun
4red and fifty advocates of woman
suffrage swooped down on the Mem
bers of Congress and hurled at the
Statesmen all sorts of feminine oratory
on the subject. In appealing to the
solons of the Capitol, the argument
was made by the women that God did
not intend the female to be subserv
ient to man, and thatshe should be
given justice through the ballot.
The principal address was made by
Miss Mary Thomas, of Baltimore,
who pretested against the laws dis
criminating against women.
"We have no right to the children
we have cradled in our loving arms
beyond the age of seven years," she
said, "and now our boys of eighteen
need not ask our permission to join
e army and navy if their fathers are
Iling. The girls of Maryland, whc
nnot contract legal marriages under
xteen years of age, may then con
int to their own degradation and
heir destroyer go free. Think of this
rrible injustieg to ignorange and
,.oi'ence and grant us the power tc
protect the child who cannot protect
"The saloon keeper, the cigarette
vender, and the gambler may ply thei:
nefarious trades next door to our very
homes and we are powerless to save
the boys of the land from their influ
ence. We ask of Congress the righi
to express our opinion at the ballo1
box, biecause it will be the surest anm
safest way to accomplish what we
.3iss Anthony's Remarkable Bat
tie Against Ridicule and
Susan Brownell Anthony was bort
86 years ago in the Hicksite Quake
settlement at South Adams, Mass., an<
was as quiet and gentle and obedient
little Quaker maiden as any of he
playmates in that tranqlull sp~ot. Hel
life was uneventful until she took u]
teaching and went out into the world
She was 26 years old when she mad
her first fight for the right of suffrage
It was for the right to vote at a ten
perance meeting whicli was dominates
bygeeng men. The Sons of Temiper
-4Mce were holding a convention ~
Albany, N. Y. and the Daughters C
Temperance were invited to meet wit]
them. Susan was one of the Daugi
ters who accepted the invitation. Ea1
,ly ig the proceedings the young wome
discovered that their position in th
convention was purely an honorar
one. The men did not propose tna
they should have any voice in the pr<
ceedings. It was against scriptur
and against her natural sphere tha
woman should raise her voice in th
councils of men. wvere the argument
of the men in answering the protest
of the women and in refusing the;
petition to be allowed to vote.
Suddenly a tall, slender Quaker gI'
arose from her seat and, followed b
six others, marched out of the conven
ion hall. The leader was Susan:
Anthony. It was her first rebellio
'gainst that order of things whic
gave men a monopoly of power. Sh
immediately ser about orgamizmg th~
Women's New York State Temperanc
Society. That was the real beginnin
of what has been her life's work
which the central theme has ever bee
equal suff rage for the sexes.
Great Courage to Withstand Rebuffs
It required great courage to under
take this work at the time and in the
manner she did. But she possessed
that requisite and exercised iz on
many occasions. She never faltered,
never lost heart, though she was con
stantly subjected to ridicuic, calumny
and opposition. Few women were
brave enough to follow her in those
I days. In 1852 she addressed a large
convention of men teachers. A clergy
man who was present complimented
I her afterwards.
"You spoke ably and well." he said,
"but I had rather see my mother
and sister dead in their graves than
to hear them speaking from a public
Unceasingly she preached the doe
trine of woman's suffrage and equ.l
rights. Few, even among women them
SUSAN B. At
Leader of Woman Suffrage Movement Who Has
selves, grasped her message and her s
very name became a term of derision. a
She was caricatured, insulted, jeered at a
and maligned. In the early days of the t
movement Women's Rights was the c
synonym for dress reform, for neglect- I
ed home duties for rabid political i
tendencies and for uiwomanly women. f
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was Miss
Anthony's earliest ally. Together they
conducted one campaign aftereanother,
seemingly making but little headwayt
at first. They traveled all over the
country, going from place to place in
oi en wagons, stage coaches or what
ever other conveyance was obtainable,
and from door to door on foot. They
endured many hardships and were sub'
jected to insults innumerable. People
said of them that Mrs. Stanton made
the balls and Miss Anthony fired them.
She proved her good ma~rasmanship by
making every ball count.
Partial Suffrage in Many States.
"I never saw that tail, stately Quaker
girl coming across my lawn," said Mrs.
Stanton, "But what I knew another
bomb-shell was to be hurled into some
assembly of men."
-Miss Anthony was arrested and fined
for illegal voting in 1872. She had
- cast a ballot at the election. She never
Spaid the fine. Since then four states
Shave granted the right of suffrage to
- women; 23 states have given them the
right to vote at school elections, and
New York permits women taxpayers to
vote on all questions affecting the tax
ation of property. For years Miss.
Anthony hoped to live to see a woman
-elected 'and inaugurated as President
of the United States, but she hais a
b landoned that hope now, realizing that
such a thing will not come to pass in
a Her life is now less strenuous and*
L- she and her sister. Mary, have a quiet~
-pretty home at Rochester N. Y. She
keeps in touch with every cause in the
interest of or for the advancement of
I woman, and in her voluminous corres
pondence continues to give advice and
- counsel to women in all quarters of
the globe. Out of her little workshop
t in the attic of the Rochester home
comes much of the ammunition used
in continuing the battle for suffrage.
Six years ago, at the age of 80 she
r learned to operate a typewriter, which
she employs in her personal corres
1 pondlenco and in caring on her wvo"1.
STime has dealt gently with her. She
is still stately and erect, and her step
3 has the vigor and elasticity of most
1 women many years her junior. Her
1 memory is undulled by age, all of her
e faculties seer.. to retain the keenness
which made her such a power in the
eprime of her life. Her Interest in the
! world's affairs is unabated, and her
l mind is attuned to every movement
a having for its object the betterment
TRUIPH FOR ROOT
GERMANY'S NEW TARIFF ACT
ALLOWS SMALLEST RATE ON
Securing This Unlooked For Conces
sion Makes Secretary of State a
Diplomat of first Rank-German
War has been averted between the
Lnited States and Germany; not the
strife of cannon and sword, but com
nercial war, which nevertheless very
seriously threatened important Ameri
The recent action of the German
reiclistag in passing legislation defer
,ing from March 1 next, until June 30,
907, the assessment of the maximum
liust Celebrated Hier :Eigh!y-sixth lB31-rthday.C
chedules of the new imperial tariff c
gainst American goods, thus averting ,
tari:1 war with the United States, is;
he climax to a protracted interchange I
f correspondence between Secretary
toot and Ambassador Sternberg, in
hich Secretary Root has achieved his
rs-. great feat of pure diplomacy. C
The success of the State Department
n obtaining for another sixteen months.
qual consideration in the German
rade with other governments that have
nade great concessions to obtain the
ninimum tariff in Germany, without
ny amelioration of our schedules
Lganst German goods entering this
:ountry, ranks as one of the notable 1:
rorks of statecraft in several decades I:
f the recent history of the American
oreign office. Had Secretary Root notI
lready given ample promise of being I
Ldiplomat of the first class, he would t
iow be hailed as the new stellar light f
n international politics.t
All Done in a Month.
Only a month before the action of the
eichstag, the German government was
ill apparently inexorable in its posi
ion that the maximum rates would be
anforced on March 1.
In the light of the 'eichstag's action,
it the earnest solicitation of Chancellor
on Buelow, one might be led to think
i colossal bluff had been attempted, and
pushed to the last moment by Germany.
But this, it is understood here, is not
the case. The seed of education as to
the result of the tariff war, which Mr.
Root had been sowing, did not sprout
until within the last few weeks; then
its growth was rapid.
Realizing that Mr. .R1oot was thof
oughly familiar with all the premisca
nd sound in his understanding of what
the results would be of any course pur
sued by Germany, and that he could
not be shaken from his position of
polite regret that no concession was
possible at this ced of the wire, the
German statesmen quickly went to
their reichstag. and had legislation:
passed deferring the trouble.
Had the department here shown
signs of hysteria, or had Secretary
Root not fully anpreciated the several
anl~ls of the eso or had he made ex
cited efforts to have Congress act hur
riedly in~ giving (Gprmnyn enneessions5
before March 1. the Germnans would
have decidod that the United States
could he coerced hv actually apnlying
the maximum tariff. hut Mr. Root's
placid explanations that nothing at all
could he done here. either before or
after March 1. had an exceedingly
quieting effect upon German tariff
Se'eretary Root's impassive attitude,
which was so remarkably effective In
this case, Is all the more notable, in
view of the flood of excited protests
that hav& come to Washington from
assocatine of farming, manufacturing,
mnd other producing interests in th
ifiddle West, whi::h consider the Ger
man market their *velvet.*'
STOCK EXCHANGE SEATS.
Points of Vantage Where Millions
Are Mace (and Lost) While uu
in keeping with the recent remark
ible rise in stock prices in this coun.
:ry is the rapid advance in rates at
hich New York Stock ExchangE
eats are selling. The membership of
he Exchange is strictly limited tc
,100, and seats are therefore objects
f ardent desire on the part of many
2g:dreds of market operators, tc
Thom a membership would be mate.
-!ally valuable. A month ago a seat
old for $85,000, a record price. A few
lays ago membership rights were sold
or $90,000 and one seat was bought
t the unprecedented price of $95,000.
t is believed that if there is another
ransaction of this character soon the
)rice will reach $100,000, or somewhat
nore than 50 per cent. greater than
he rate at which seats were sold t'wo
ears ago. In 1S72 Stock Exchange
eats sold for $4,000, and this was re
,arded as high.
An idea of the reason why Wall
treet operators are anxious to ob
ain the right to transact their busi
tess on the floor of the Exchange
s gained from the fact that the stock
ransactions nowadays average close
pon 1,000,000 shares a day. If every
ember of the Exchange were active,
nd if the business were evenly di
ided, such a daily business would give
D each member a commission upon
bout 990 shares, amounting to a
early income of $32,700. This is. of
ourse, entirely apart from individual
perations and profits.
These Stock Exchange seats are re
arded as assets. There has been in
he past some trading in them for the
ake of the profits gained by the rise
a the rate, but the tendenc: was dis
ouraged by a rigid enforcement of the
ule that the purchaser must be ac
eptable to the governors of the Ex
hange. Men now sell their seats only
Dr urgent reason, such as failure of
ealth, or removal to other fields. In
he latter case the New York seat is
robably more profitably turned into
ash, at the high rates now prevailing,
han to be held for future use. When
member of the -xchange dies, his
xecutors sell his seat for the highest
btainable rate. The bidding is -ften
pirited, and some of the most strik
ag advances in the record prices have
een scored in this way.
M IONAIRES FOR WAITERS.
addies Feasted as Guests of the
Germantown Cricket Club, Near
Mi~lionaires and men of promin
nce in the business and social life
f the city turned waiters and fed
be little lads who have served as
addies on the golf links of the Ger
3antown Cricket Club, at a banquet
t the clubhouse at Wissahickon
eights the other night. The lads
,ere delighted with the feast, but
iore pleased with the attention show
red upon them by the dignified men
f affairs, who left nothing undone to
ake them happy.
As the eighty-six youngsters, rang
ag in age from eight to sixteen years,
at about the banquet board, garbed
their regular costumes, Samuel T.
eebner, one of the old members of
he club, wielded the carving knife,
.d huge slices of turkey were prompt
y hurried to the hungry youngsters
y the millionaire waiters.
First, ex-Minister to Italy, William
otter would hurry away with a
>ate, then Sheriff Brown and Direc
or of Public Safety Potter would rush
rom the carver's side, carrying plat
ers heaped with turkey and tempting
egetables. Edward S. Buckley, Jr.,
yresident of the club, took a hand and
vas assisted by Vice-President H. H.
ingston, Harian S. Page, Howard
errin, Joseph S. Clark, Charles T.
Dowperwaite, Henry A. Lewis, Robert
3Cooke. William R. Buckley, C. H.
otter, William Disston and W. Find
ey Brown, and all of them were busy
ooking after the wants of their cad
lies, all of them men of great affairs.
After the collation had been served,
William C. Houston, chairman of the
golf committee. ..alled the gathering
to order and maue a brief address, ir
which he con~ratulated the boys upor
their bchavior during the year. As 2
means of still further leaxsin~r the end
lies, each was presented with a bo,
>f candy and prizes ranging from $]
i $2.50 in gold.
A Propelior In the Air.
An English device is reported of a!
air motor boat, which, while not re
markable as a speed craft:, is yet ver3
aseful In navigating many bodies 0:
wate which on account of their ex
treme shallowness are practically clos
ed to navigation. Other deeper rivern
and lakes are likewise avoided by 2
screw or paddle wheel craft on ac
count of their g-owths of rank vege
A flat, shallow draft launch has beer
constructed which overcomes both dif
fculties, for its screw propeller or far
works, not in the water but in the air
Driven by a motor, the fan whirling i
the air sends the boat along at a goo<
rate of speed.
Curara one of the deadly poison2
and that with which South Americal
Indians annoint their arrow headr
has been found very helpful in thi
reamnt of hydronhoba
IN HE ia OUiLAD
A FBR U.eRYJO CR EY FROM THE
LAND OF ICE T0 THE LAND
Breezy Account of a Midwinter Trip
to Lnarieton, Jacksonville and 5t.
Augustine.-flotels Which Are
We left Washington on February
eighteenth and after spending two de
lightful days in New York boarded the
-Seminole" for Jacksonville, on Wash
ington's birthday. Now the one accom
plishment of my life has been that I
was always a good sailor; but on this
trip I had to succumb, never raising
my head fror- the pillow from the hour
we started ntil we reached Charles
ton. I thought pretty faithfully of my
son who was sick for 12 days while go
ing to the Isthmus. It was a terrible
passage for us, very cold, rainy and
completely dismal. Nearly every one
was sick, only two ladies and a few
gentlemen, my lhusband among them
being the exceptions. I bad the dub
ious pleasure of taking all my meals
in my berth. For two nights the
steamer pitched and rolled to such ani
extent, that my husband couldn't stay;
in his upper berth, and when we came
around Hatteras it seemed really peril
ous. The captain said it was the rough
est night the boat had experienced for
five years and it will be a long, long
while before I shall want to round
Hatteras again! Saturday morning
however the misery was over, and at
eight A. M. we stopped at Charleston,
with a partially clear sky, and a few
hours before us in which to do the
City. We drove to the "Battery" and
walked the length of the sea wall
there. The street is broad, the houses
right on the street, their grounds on
either side planted with vegetables,
magnolia trees, roses in fullbioom,and
a wealth of vines everywhere. The
houses here were built before the war.
and are immense three story structures
running way back, with two and three
story verandas facing the South to
'atc'h the sea breeze. Quaint old carv
ings are on the doors which are also
resplendent with great brass knockers.
The view is fine acnd expalnsive, in
cluding Charuleston Harbor, Fort Sum
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Then we drove through the town,
encountering everywhere gardens in
bloom and trees in foliage as if it were
the month of May. A lady we met
gave me an exquisite red and white
camelia, and I saw an immense bush
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he great earthquake. The three walls
ire lined with memorial tablets; the
pews are of the old style, high ones,
ur heads just appearing over the tops.
We rambled through the market, a one
story building extending from block
to block till I think I counted six.
Flere we saw fruits and fresh vege
ables in abundance, the darkey women
alancing great fat baskets on their
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