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IPl ' ' THE SUN, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1894. 7 j M
I WOMEN VOTERS ALL ALIVE.
.1 reiiarkarle cAMrAta.nxo ovt
f IX COLORADO.
Th Rtrakllcaa WuMt Ran Baae Bar
rltlaai Wat la the Way af Omlu
tlm The r1lt Wentea Ran Be-
Mere aa Oratary, aaa taa Besm
erstle ffnata Are Xot Math la Ksiaeaee.
tiovRR, Oct. 24. Nearly J1 the womn of
Colorado "111 pi to the poll on (lection day.
The women "Jo not want to be Judged, however,
by the rtsult of thU their first campaign! thy
, wish the worlit ta withhold Judgment fjr an
U other twelvemonth before arriving at Anal eon
elusions. A one nergtlo worker in the Repub
lican party ealdi "We must tint clear out
the State, and then we will clean bouse."
Thla la the (Teat Uana of the camprlgn. The
renple'i party la condemned by the whole busi
ness world aa being made up of a class of eltl
cn nf no business experience and of no con
servative Idea. A Colorado, like other West
ern ."late, look to the older Htates of the East
fnr new blood and the money with which to de
trelop Ita marrellou resource, the necealty of
restoring to political control In UiU Bute that
party which can command the rood will of the
pi East appears to be moat urgent. With Got.
mrs. a. j. rtuvxr.
Walte a It rhlef exponent In thla Stat, the
People' party doe not get the rapport of the
buslnes men of Colorado, and hence It ha been
held that the main Usue la the defeat of Walte
l.m, of Populism. A the Democratic party has
len dleorganlzed, the only way left to redeem
the State Is through the Republican party.
which muat therefore be restored to power.
The campaign haa been the moat Interesting
S ever known In the history of the State, ami the
r women have fnrnlihed the most Interesting
f eatures of the contest. They have been dread-
L fully In earnest, to the discomfiture of ward pol
I iticlans; they have worked with an energy never
" witnessed when men alone conducted the de-
t.ills of campaign work ; they have been fearless
and hate displayed an Indomitable perseverance
In the face of obstacle apparently Insurmount
able, ami have won the admiration and applause
of their political associates. And they have laid
up material for futurccampalgn work. Woe to
the man who has failed to win their goodwill!
The women certainly will "clean hotue."
The women of Colorado have not united as a
cl.ua; they have developed along the old party
line). The best results hare been obtained by
the women's Republican clubs. The Democratic
women have been handicapped through the dis
organized condition of the party In the State,
and the Populist women lack time, education,
influence, and means to carry on their party
work a thoroughly a they might wish.
Earl) last apring Irving Howbert, State Chair
man of the Republican party, a prominent
tanker ot Colorado Springs, and a man of rare
1 laselHknca and executive ability, realized thai
the an-calird redemption of the Htate from Pop-
l ulist m!rulo could beat be accomplished by the
aid of the newly enfranchlaetl vote, and he took
e.irlv steps to gain that aid. In Denver were
fn-ind the leading spirits who had worked for
ei:al suffrage rears ago when It was an Usue In
this State. Home had already allied themselve
to the Democratic party or to the Populists, bat
thrru remained a few who wero by family ties
lsiund to the Republican party. He called upon
these leading spirits and discussed the question,
nlthtba result that he officially recognized a
Woman's Republican State Committee and ap,
1-olnted as Its Chairman Mrs. Sue 31. Hall, wife
of Krar.k Hall, author of a history of the
Hate, and a newspaper man of stanch
hancter and ability. Mrs. Hall Is In-tilll-ynt,
practical, fearless, honest, clear
luiuled, and, withal, moat modest and be.
mnlnif In manner, fihe had for years been
i Mentlrlrd with literary club and social duties,
1 but hod never aspired to public dtstlaction.
MILS. A, IJ. HBOAD-).
At tint she was dependent upon the politician
tor advice and suggestion, but the men noon
aaw that It would be tser not to interfere with
the women of the Male In any way, so that to
Mr. Halt was gtren the entire duty of manag.
log the campaign no far as women voters were
At the same time Chairman Howbcrt named
Mrs. A. J. Peavey as Chairman of a county
organization Ui organize the city and suburbs of
Denver In the Interest of the Republican party.
The women rapidly perfected organization,
both county and Mate, How much work this
demanded It would be difficult to how. Mr.
Hall bad something like 00,000 new voter to
an vass and determine a to their political stand
t ing. She had the fact of the fearful landslide of
two year ago to meet, and to And out if In that
treat free-silver campaign and the election of
u.e I'opullst ticket any Re publicans were left In
the mining dUlricU and In the forming com
limnltic of the secluded valleys,
"lowly the work developed, "a caseof evolu.
ti"U. ' Mr. Hall calls It, until by the middle of
1' tuhi-r every county in the State bad a com
l t r.-snuatlun, with a number of Individual
woman ilubs established. These are Inde
peudent t the regular Republican party, and
r iii wayund'r the control of thepoliti
, oum The woman v,ote waa can vaaaed, all the
work nf registration was attended to by women,
an I b) iwlividual work the women have been
roaifctM at to their duties, privilege, and obll
gatloav. I-. every town in the State are women
who . aa be reached by Mr. Hall and instructed
upm lampaign matters as the day pass. By
c)rr"iwlenre th has assisted them to form
tluiw. laawaicean Interest In the campaign by
the UUpA.lBg of literature prepared by the
wueaea. ti visit from house to house and explain
i the election system, how to arrange for pub-
y Its meetings, and all ihe details of campaign
sV work, hue hat aeiit out State organizers,
wko h-tt t tilted mining campa so strongly
p.jpulUt in sentiment t'uit the men decliued.to
witcr theui for the i'rje of speaking er to at
tempt tl.e rcrsaaiaatKiB of the party. In St.
fclawoueurr rMrs J KUen KosUrdeUvered
an adiirc-a. duriL. whi. L the made thU turtoua
ppeai I uani i iaow If there 1 any on
g la till auditcxe in, j upathy will, law and
order and the racccco of Republlcanlim.
A ihe reused for the effect of this Ute
ment she trembled Inwardly at the boldness
of her challenge. After a considerable period
of silence, a little woman arose In one cor
ner of the room and In a trembling vole
said! "luil Republican.'' The audience
coald not help but endorse the little woman for
her fearlenea by giving her a hearty cheer.
After that meeting Mr, rotter succeeded la
gtttlng twenty-six name upon a club roll.
Even In Georgetown, where lives "Ben''
Parker, the Mayor who last summtr wanted to
secede from the Union, and who was endorsed
in thl by many of the people ofthe eity-th
women alone managed to effect the organiza
tion of a club and recently the Brat Republican
maaa meeting held then in nearly two years
was brought about under the management of
the Iocal Women' Club. A lady presided, and
only women made speeches. The Republican
orator declined to brave the terror of the
place. They remembered how they were rerlle1
and scorned fro years ago, and they did not
want a repetition of the treatment.
The only county that failed to secure a wo
man's club organization was San Juan. An ur
gent letter sent from headquarter to a lady of
known Republican sentiment there obtained
thl reply: It I money In my pocket to keep
my mouth that." i et In that district Senator
Wolcott and Judge Mctntyre. candidate for
Ooternor, were recently well received and
treated to a respectful hearing. A woman' club
may yet be effected there before election day by
" In many Populist district." said Mrs. Hall.
" the women have given the men backbone, and
have assisted them to muster sufficient courage
to declare themselves openly for the party and
for the restoration of law and order. Women
write to headquarter for ipeaker. for litera
ture, for Instruction, and for advice. All
through the Slate they are awaking to their
duties and privileges, and they Indicate an In
terest that mean much for party success.
' Let me tell jron nf an Incident that recently
occurred In thla office. A lady about TO years of
aire came Into the room and asked if she could
not be allowed to make Republican apeeche.
There were tears In her eyes aa she tntd me that
her son and dauithter were Populists, which
change of sentiment to her seemed Incredible.
Shehadneter made a public address, but she
believed she could tell the pmple what she
thought. She was h nualnt, old-fashioned lady,
with an old.faahloned dress and poke bonnet. I
was so attracted by her earnestness that I as
signed her to dnty. Po ron know, she has devel
oped Into the most effective speaker we have on
the stump 7"
Bnt It 1 In Arapahoe county, and more espe
cially the city nf Denver, that the organization
of the Republican women lias been most
thoroughly done. When Sirs. A. J. Peavey took
hold or the work she brought to It a fund nf ex
perience which definitely assisted a rapid ami
complete consummation of plan. Mrv Peavey
was made a widow a year after marriage by the
civil war. She waa left wholly dependent upon
her own exertions. She taught school for a
number of years, engaged In newspaper work,
educated her daughter, who now holds a place
in the Denver Iubllc High School, and amassed
a snug little fortune. Alter she hail organized
the county and had already started the work of
Interesting the women In political affairs. Mrs.
Peavey's committee waited upon the Republi
can County Committee and asked or the
men a representation upon that committee.
The women were told that while their
work was appreciated the men would have
to manage their own affairs In their former way.
At this the women declare.1 war upon the Repub
lican county gang. Through their efforts a
Business Men s league was formed, and the
women with their aid entered Into an open con-
mrs. alma LArrrurr.
PresMent of Lb Democratic Club.
test for the control of the party organization
through the primaries.
The campaign wo a abort one, but the women
aucceeded beyond their fondest hopes ; they
buried many old-lime ward workers, ami drove
most of the gang so hard that they were forced
to open negotiations for a compromise. The
women opnoswl all such overtures, but the
llulneas Men's league advised some conces
sions as a party expedient, bo In some nf the
precincts the tickets named at the primaries
were made up of gang members with men from
the women's and business men' organization.
In several of the precincts the gang leaders
tried Intimidation. Among the workers In one
district waa Mrs. D. II. Sloffatt. wife of the
President of the First Xatloaal Rank. When
she saw the efforts made by the gang to intimi
date the women who were assembling that
afternoon to vote, she telephoned to her hus
band to come to the rescue. He, In turn, tele
phoned to the sheriff for a number of deputies,
and with them appeared at the primaries, here
he remained during the afternoon. Tn result
waa In that case a defeat of the gang schemers.
In the Count Convention, howet er, some very
stupid blunders were made by the Huaineee
Men's League, which resulted In the formation
of a combination between the gang members In
the Convention and the memrjers of the secret
order of the American Protective Association,
which resulted In a slate that was forced through
to the dlscomnture of the League and to the,
disgust of the women. Probably such a poor
ticket a that waa never named in Arapahoe
county. The women in the Convention did the
best they could against this unlooked-for com
bination, but without avail. A number of
women were named as delegates to the State
Convention, anil two were placed on the county
ticket. In the Mate Convention the women had
more Influence, succeeding In stemming the tide
of fanaticism sufficiently in cause the selection
of a very worthy state ticket. In doing this,
however, they had to make several vigorous pro
tests. The gang thought to obtain peace by
naming as candidate for the office of Superin
tendent of Public Instruction Mrs. A. J. Peavey,
who bad done such effective work in organizing
After the Conventions were ended, the gang
politicians thought they had seen the end of the
Women's County Republican Club. In this they
were mistaken. The wurk went right on. The
women opened headquarters In the St. James
Hotel, acruM the ttrt-et from the Republican
county headquarters, and without the aid of a
cent of the campaign money, they made a com
plete canvass of Ihe city. All politicians declare I
that no such canvass was ever made anywhere. I
It is absolutely complete. There is not a woman
In the ctty, white, black, of foreign or American
birth, whose position In the present campaign is
not known. Thecnunty Ispollticallydlvldedlnto
election districts and subdit Ided Into precincts.
A woman Is named district Chairman, and each
one has from eight tn twelve precinct Chair- i
men under her. These In turn subdivided their I
respective precincts into smaller districts, often
no larger than one square. Each woman thus
was mode responsible for her own territory. In
this work fully IA'00 women are engaged. They
saw that every womanfwaa registered who was
disposed to vote the Republican ticket, and by
house to house visiting tne views of every voter
was obtained. Falling to get the facts desired
In one visit, other visits were made. Friends of
the unknown were discovered and sent to make
the Inquiries. By remembering that all this
work has been done without pay. the earnest
ness nf the Denver women In political matters
may be Imagined. ...
While the registration work progressed, club
were formed for the purpose nf securing con.
verts to the Republican party by mean ot pub
lic meetings. In every precinct is such a club.
The offlcera of these clubs open their respective
parlors. Invitations to women of the neighbor,
hood are sent out, and attractive programme
are prepared. It may be in the form of a recep
tion for th purpose of meeting one or more ot
the candidates; It may be that a literary pro
gramme has been arranged to include nno or two
addreese of a political nature. There may be
alnglng, piano solos, an orchestra, to add to th
pleasure nf the occasion.
At headquarter the women set up a complete
election booth, provided with a ballot box. a
ample ballot, a full st ot Judges and secre
taries, and all the essential of a full exemplifi
cation ot the method of casting a ballot. Then
all women who called for ad vie were put
through the proce of the Australian ballot
system, no detail being omitted. The committee
wumta do not hesitate repeatedly to visit the
home in their respective district to instruct
th women upon every phase of the campaign.
It will thus be seen that the women of Colorado,
and of Denver especially, not only know how to
vote, but they have been to educated, urged, and
persuaded that very few will remain away from
the polls upon election day. ....
Mrs. A. O. Hhoads, who succeeded Mrs.
Peavey a county Chairman, ha been Identi
fied with the suffrage movement ever since she
can remember. She is a thoughtful la.lv whose
liubabd is a successful merchant ot tne city,
and she U a quiet but very effective worker, j
The county secretary Is Mr. Julia htllam. who '
for several years waa employed at the county
I'ourt House aa clerk to the Board of County
supervisors. In that work she readily acquired
a political knowledge a to methods that ha
been of Invaluable aasUtacce to the ladies in
this committee work, boa ot th most pruta
mMlV&M0lii I lir ll III1 aaaaasi
Inent society kVdlr of Denver have been Identi
fied with the County Committee work. Mr. O.K.
LeFevre ha been district Chairman of the most
famous political division of Denver, She
I a lady (light in nature, quiet In ap
pearance, bnt a most Indefatigable worker,
she Is highly educated, and In conversation can
tell mieetneur her opinion on political matter.
It was In her district last spring that the women
first demonstrated what they could do tn poll
tlee. Th women named Mrs. Clark a candi
date for the office ot City Clerk ot the town of
Highland. The men declared they did not want
a woman a Ctty Clerk, and thy fought her
openly. Bnt the women worked and won by a
very handsome majority. Mr. John. H. Henna,
wif of a banker of the city, la also a district
rommltteewoman. she ha In the past taken
an active Interest In nltra-eelect literary move
ments, th university extension Idee, and all
that. In thl political campaign. h
has not hesitated to work a tealoualy
and with a good result aa the meat
ardent ward politician, Mr. John U Routt
wife of ex.Mnv. Routt, has been another worker
nf value. Reside the chairmanship work, h
ha read paper upon political science before
women clubs, ha entertained the ladles at her
home, where women and men have spoken upon
the Issues of the day, and has gone out nf her
district to assist In the cultivation of public sen
timent along the political line ot her party.
Mrs. II. II. Sloffatt has many times opened her
house to political meetings, and her private car
riage has been dallr engaged In the good rause.
Mrs. N, R. Hill, wife of ex-United States Sena
tor Hill, haa from the earliest start of the cam
palgn been Industriously assisting. Mrs. O. It.
(IsJhin. a business woman who has made a great
name a a florist! Mrs. U U. France, another
literary light: Mrs, M. II. Mechllng. famous for.
her elaborate social parties: Mr. Amo Blssel,
and many other well-known society ladle might
also be named.
In Denver It has become a social hobby to take
an active part In politics. The fact that society
and the leading families nf the city have be
come Identified with the political affairs of this
campaign Is one reason why the women are tak
ing so great a personal Interest tn the question
at Issue. It was an amusing sight during the
last week of registration to see coachman In
liveries driving to th dlttrlct registration
MISS CLARA CUMtSOnAM.
Candidate for Aasemblr.
booths with colored women and foreigners of
all descriptions fitting on the cushions.
The Democratic women did some good can
vassing early in the campaign. A State organi
zation was completed, and Mrs. Mary u, (1.
Bradford, who had worked hard for equal suf
frage, went about the State reviving the Demo
crats. As a result of the efforts of the women
the union ot the two warring factions was ac
complished and a good State ticket named.
Many ot the ladles, however, hail already joined
tn with the social movement of I'aoltol Hill and
hail pledged themselves to the Republican
ticket this time. Many Democratic women will
vote the Republican ticket, as they believe, to
"redeem" the State. Mrs. Bradford waa nomi
nated candidate for the office of Superintendent
ot Public Instruction, and ha gone about the
State talking straight Democracy, while many
good old-time Democratic orators have Ignored
the campaign totally.
The Populist women have been more In evi
dence. Several women are stumping the state
for Walte and the ticket, and these women are
making cleveraddrensee. One lady.whots a can
didate for the legislature, has not hesitated to
reply In vigorous style to Kato Field's appeal tn
the women of Colorado, which lately appeared
In Katt FtflVi H'osntnoton. It Is prohaMv a
fact that, with the exception of Mrs. J. Ellen
Foster, the women speakers for Populism ar
better gifted for the stump than the Republican
women. The latter depend upon organizations,
the former think tn win by their oratory. Miss
Phnbe Couaens Is assisting the Populist party,
and goes about the State talking moat savage ly
against the banker and trust power ot the
country. It Is said that she tried to get In with
the Capitol Hill women of the Republican party,
and. being turned down, went over to the Popu
lists. This is probably a campaign story.
The moss meetings, the afternoon reception
i plan, and the club work have all drawn out the
women, who seem greatly Interested In any sort
of political debates. They want to know what
the issues are: they want to know about the
characters of the men n ho stand for office, and
they try to avoid being prejudiced. It Is assert
ed by the Republican women that the house
wives will nnt nte as their husbands think, but
will demonstrate their own convictions without
let or hindrance. As the Republican women
have made such a thorough canvass they ought
tnknow. I'pon this basis the State will give a
tremendous majority for the Republican ikket.
That the women have already turned down
and disposed of many heretofore obnoxious ward
heelers and low politicians there Is no doubt:
that they will endeavor In the coming year to
dispose of some more Is also a foregone conclu
lon: but that they will he able with their per
severance and bard work to offset the craft and
cunning of the gang remains to be proven. As
has been said, the women do not expect tn stop
with election day. Their clubs are organized
for the purpose of studying the right of citi
zenship, the national issues, and the demands of
the times In State and municipal affairs. They
will form an effective lobby at the coming Leg.
Islature, and will be a power In the municipal
election. Having a taste of the fun and exliila.
rating effects of politic they wish for more.
idajio's jfO.VTJ; cbisto.
The Ereeatrlc Owifr ef the Most FrotUable
Sitae la Ihe Htete.
From Ae CAiraeu JUconL
BoticClTr, Oct, 14. Over In the mountains
are the great mines of Idaho, and tn particular
the famous Wilson mine. It formerly belonged
to Louis and Christian Wahl of Chicago, from
whom It was obtained by J, R. De Lamar, "the
Monte Crlsto of Idaho." ljimar la a Dutchman
from Holland, with red hair. He Is of small
stature, with shrewd, twinkling eyes, large fen
tures. ami an energetic, pushing manner, talk
Incessantly on all subjects with equal fluency
regardless of his company, and telegraphs a full
account of all his doings each day to the Boise
City Stattman. prepaid.
He was a sailor In his youth, and graduated as
mate of a brig that sailed between Rotterdam
and Java. Somehow or another he drifted tn
Chicago and worked a while tn Louis Wahl's
glne factory. Then he was bartender and
I butcher, and there la a tradition that he man-
; aged a sausage shop for a time at the stock
I yards. Next he turned up In the mines of Silver
City, Col., and hail some good prospects In which
he siicceededln Interesting the Wahl brothers, his
I former employers. Then be came to Idaho and got
' hold of a claim In Owyhee county belonging to a
I man named Wilson, which the Messrs. Wahl fur-
rlsheil the money tn purchase, and gave him a
half Interest for his trouble. They concluded to
sell, and let him have the property at Ms own
valuation. Some say It was S.10.000. some IiM,.
000. and some $100,000. But whatever the
price, they accepted his notes, with amort gage on
the mine, and he dug nut enough gold during the
next month to pay them. (thin a year Laraar
eold half the property to an Kngll.h syndicate
for J.,000,000. Now, and fnrseveral years, the
net profits have average.! loO.OOO a month, and
from his share Mr. Lamar recehes a steady in.
come of $1,000 a day.
Three winters, ago Ihe Monte Crista nf Idaho
appeared in Washington, and It was announced
that, having found a fortune, be was seeking a
wife. He bad sumptuous apartments at the
Shorehara. sported a coach and fnur-ln.liand,
and left a trail of gold wherever he travelled.
Russell Harrison introduced him Into society,
and bis coming nut party was a dinner given In
honor of Mrs. Harrison at the Arlington Hotel,
which was described In the greatest detail
by all the newspaper. .There was never
but one banquet In Washington that
surpassed It. That was given bv Andrrw
Carnegie tn Ihe members of the Inter
national American conference and lost $8.1 a
plate. Mr. Lamar hail several members of the
Cabinet and some prominent social leaders aa
hi guests who hail never hranl of him until
they received the Invitation, and the affair was
the sole topic of gossip for many a day. On of
the novel features was agauiy net suspended
from the four corner of th celling and so ar
ranged that when the host touched an electric
button at the close of th dinner it separated In
the centre and covered th tabic with several
wagon loads ot flowers.
But even with this princely debut ami the
rumor of his enormous wealth. Mr. Lamar'
social career In Washington was not a au crass.
II rented the Tyler mansion for the next sea.
ton. but never occupied It. and finally, shaking
the dntt of Washington front his shoe, went to
New York and married a beautiful girl by th
name of Sands. She was only 17. and her mother
was a widow who lived in Lexington avenue.
After his marriage he bnuzht a handsome
house In the swellest part nf Madison avenue,
and a yacht, and now spends most of his time In
Newiork Once or twice a year he returns to
Owyhee county to look at the hole bis money
cornea from, but the pu(.le out here keep posted
con. ernlni hU movements through th news
paper. The mine is the most p ron tabid in the
Suit, and iu riches are aakl to U liisHhauaUbl.
f,f i'fi t",trr"y.'i'j '.-? j .' '" ' "
BROADWATS LIVELY SHOW
xnr. r Avon am a heex thkhk ox
aat Ear) Kr Mwey tT the
Tarytwst Mlaht r the Jhni Maltt.
ta4e-Th raeslaa JTaeea aaa Stat.-,
Th tight to be seen on Broadway of a Satur
day afternoon 1 one that excite the wonder ot
lb stranger and the Interest and admiration Ot
the resident. Then, thousand and ten ot
thousand at people ara out to see and to be
een. In close rank of eight or ten file from
column wide, they pass up and down In two
division, one going aouth, the other north.
They form back at Fourteenth and at Twenty
third itrwt. They take the west side of Broad
way and move with ihort steps. In solid masses.
In either direction.
At an early hour, say S o'clock, one can make
a fairly accurate count of these people, but later
In the afternoon the task becomes Impossible
save to an expert. Take a position at the corner
of Nineteenth street and count the passers-by.
As the column passe up Rroada ay, occasion
ally one or two women will drop out of th
rank and Join small gruupa at the shop wiu.
dows. These are not veterans, but ar probably
strangers who do not appreciate the fact that
the time for such tight seeing Is not well rhoeen.
They toon manage to wriggle back and untie with
the moving thrung. About half way unit Is In
order that all who choose to Uu so shall break
ranks aud seek refreshment in the form of ice
cream soda, not that It Is possible for all to bo
erved.bnt It I nnt considered bad formtomak
an effort la that direction. Here th rrush Is
trtiatftdaua, and Its order prevail. TUe ral
mmA)iimt- ti nH flur" 1 i n
seems t be the survival of the fittest. Hew
many women accomplish their pnrno it wtmM
be, hard to say : few men dare to try.
Bora of those who Join the crowd are obliged
to use caution lest they be attacked br dlzxlnee.
which may be caused by th constant stream of
face passing In the opposite direction. The
tar as well as the eyes ar tasked. One heart
snatches of the most varied conversation. The
changes are rung something like this: "So
sorry to hear of his death." " Three o'clock last
Thnrsday." But mamma says I may have an
other." I know of the best thing In th world
for a bail throat." "Look at that lovely hat I"
I ii I E'lfevlfe
W &T 2am( aCl" aa , "
The result may astonish you. You will find that
from MO to 300 persons pose every mlnnte. and
this long before the rush ha begun. During the
greatest crush the number Is certainly three
times as large. If you strike an average, it will
be fair to place the total number of people who
pas on a bright afternoon at not less than
One very noticeable feature about this tre
mendous procession is the absence ot confusion.
You wonder where the people, were taught t?
pass In review like well drilled soldiers. Your
wonder lncreasea when you consider that there
are twn divisions moving tn opposite directions
and that neither Interfere with the other. If
you are a woman snffragUt you may, perhaps,
ask If the good order prevailing may not lie ac
counted for by the fact that fully three-fourths
of the crowd are women?
' "tCl 4yA
, "Charley said he would golf he possibly could."
It Is a jumble of sense and nonsense on all sides.
In the groups that pasn the faces and figures
1 are even more varied and are full of Interest.
They come and go so quickly that one ha but a
few second for each. In that brief space there
is much tn see. As ha been sain, women and
girls predominate, and If you are a man you are
ftlad of It. The occasional other man. partlcu
arlrlf he la a well-known actor, has his ad
mirers and the girl make a pectt effort to see
him. Ot course, he Is entirely unconscious of
the sensation he makes. looking neither tn th
right nor to the left; yet It Is safe tn predicate
that he Is got up fnr the occasion. Next, per
haps, come two Uayety girls. Thty are fol
lowed by a dozen or two chappies. You wonder
how it ts that they got oft from the matinee.
Perhaps the doctor could tell; lfnot.lt may be
they are there wtth the consent nf the manage
ment, for there are many ways of advertising
Not far behind are a dignified man with a
charming young girl. It Is easy to lee they ara
father and daughter. Of course, he doesn t en
Joy the show; Just come tn please thechlld.be
would probably say. Elderly people have a way
of going to the circus and elsewhere, for no
other reason. But Just keep a weather eye on
papa, and you will see that he m Ivies few of the
Although there are few men, soma of them
ar decidedly striking In appearance. Her is
on who is a puzzle, ami may be an untold
tragedy. He Is alone. He tarries his head
eret and looks on neither tide. Hi clothes are
well worn but not ragged, and were evidently
mad for him. but a long time ago. He may
have been a manot fashlou once, and now come
back. Ilk Rip Van Winkle, to revisit th scene
ot long ago. If to, be tees many changes from
the Broadway of thirty rears ago.
After him stroll a caupl who, are bride and
bridegroom most probably If married she is
surely the better half. Utter by lxty pounds or
more. That he adores her. every 'neb of her,
his admiring glances show Why shouldn't he?
bhs has so much to admire l here Is Us. doubt
about the man with the whiskers. Just behind
them, U U from th West turtly. and from
Chicago probably, ami from hi manner and
th way hi lip ar moving th chance ara
that he Is trvlur to persuade himself that New
Yon is not the flneat city in America.
In th throng are bread winners, girls who
work, but have aspirations. They hare got swav i
f rooi busines in the afternoon that they may
ere the st) les. The amount thrv can spare fur
drcas U very small, and they ara tier lo decUU
how tn pend their money to Ihe best advantage.
W natever their perplexities! they eem a nappy
as thlr more fortunate neighbor.
By 6 o clock at this season the panorama ot
Broadway begins to fade. Companies of stroll
er file off at the cross streets, placing them
selves, nnder the protection of the eer-fnlthful
policeman, who gather them up in armful, and
deposits them on th opposite side of Broadway
or Fifth avenue.
ALT. WASItlXOTOX ox wuekls.
Tlas-a-tUa, 'Ilea. Mlast I th Masle ef the
Mtreel at the Nallaaal Capital,
WAinlMOTOX, Oct 27. Tlng-a-lln?, 'ling,
ling ts the music ot th streotsof the capital.
The bass of the cable-car gong chime with the
treble of the cycllit's bell, and the visitor to
Washington for the first time goes to bed with
the refrain ringing In his ear and the memories
of a dozen hairbreadth escapes on the avenues
thronging through his brain. Tlng-a-llng, 'ling.
Everybody seems to be astride the monster of
rubber and steel which prances along the as
phalt avenues so noiselessly, and bowls over the
unwary like so many tenpins.
New York, with Its stone pavements and nar
row streets, con never hope to rival Washington
In regard to the number of etperts on the wheel
In proportion to population, stand for a quarter
of an hour at the corner of Fifteenth street and
Pennsylvania avenue and watch the procession
of trundlersos they sweep down the broadest
and most perfect thoroughfare In America.
There bowls a woman ot middle age In bloomers,
gold-bowed glasses perched airily upon her nose
and a peaked cap resting lightly upon her head.
She manages her silent steed with the ease that
would probably characterize most nf her discus
sions on the woman's right question, and she
ha nothing but scorn fnr the young cirt
who passe her at a lively pace In order to coast
past some of the hotels where the throng nf
lounger Is thickest. In their wake placidly
wheel the messenger boy. unruffled and un
hurried, as he will remain as long as time en
dures. Before the looker-on can turn his head
a professional man lawyer, perhaps, but more
likely doctor, a small satchel slung jauntily over
one shoulder supporting the latler theory Is In
line with the others and passe on, to bo lost tn
the never-ending procession.
Hern comes a woman nf generous proportion
mounted on a wheel that looks as If It were
made to order. A basket hangs upon onenf the
handles of the machine, and her destination Is
the market, a dozen squares away, where the
finest products of land and sea are tastefully ar
ranged. Experience has told her that money
can be saverl by this, and she Is only one of tho
many who find not only health but profit In the
up-to-date model of the velocipede nf a score or
more years ago. A bookmaker, making a short
stay In the city for the purpose of attending the
race, feels his way cautiously and uneasily
down the avenue. He 1. a beginner and
he receives a lot of good-natured chaffing on
the part of his associates, who line the curb In
front of the hotels. A local sportsman who ran
guide his wheel without using his hands sits up
right and laughs with the restatthecnnstralned
position nf thr penclller, who has taken a dozen
lessons In private, and Is nn parade for the first
time, determined tn conquer the machine and
hnw his fellnws that there Is nn portion of the
game at which he cannot hold his own. A
mechanic, his tools In a basket slung round his
back, passes, trundling his cheap wheel nf the
old-fashioned style, sans pneumatic tires, for the
Jolting ts reduced to a minimum In riding over a
surface as level as a billiard table, and the
pneumatic tire come high.
There Is a sparkle In the eye of the workman,
and he evidently looks upon his morning and
evening spin as a pleasure. It saves rar fare
and the wear and tear on shoe leather Is corre
spondingly less. Clerks by the score come nd
go, and after them Is a happy family ot thrre,
lather and mother, each riding a pnenmatlc.
ana baby perched In slings before the former,
crowing with a degree of enthusiasm that makes
the mother smile and the rather look prouder
than a schoolgirl with her first long
dress. And so It goes. Heads ot busi
ness! houses. Representatives and Senators,
when Congress Is In session. Join the
general throng until one wonders why horses
should be neceesary In Washington. The ro
tundas of the hotels, the lobbies of theatres, and
the entrances tn all of the public buildings are
always lined with wheels nf every conceivable
shape and make. The old-fashioned Star, with
the high wheel chasing the small one, is occa
sionally seen, a midget nf a messenger hoy
iwrched some six fet tn the air- how he gets to
his Infty eyrie goodness knows -and leaning so
far over as to be in danger nf toppling forward
and making bis none even more of a pug than
nature ever intended, through contact with the
Cabmen complain that there has been a steady
decrease in their business, and the most casual
observer can see the reason before he has known
the capital forty-eight hours.
RIVALS OF 31 AM MOT II CATK.
Woaelsrfat Caetrsi Keeeally niseoversst la
mxn tXi St, Ijoult Olafte-tVawvrar,
Han Dieoo, Oct. 1-. -A short time ago a party
of prospectors, headed by the well-knovn ('apt.
Freeman, while making an extended explora
tion of the CaJon peak, stumbled upon, or rather
stumbled Into, one of the most Interesting natu
ral curiosities of Southern California In the
shape of a series ot caverns connected by natu
ral passages and extending several hundred
feet Into the side ot the mountain. Being with
out lights or ropes, the party made hut a limited
survey of their find, but their curiosity being
aroused, they determined tn visit th cava at
some more appropriate time, equipped wtth all i
that Is necessary for an extended exploration.
On Sunday. Oct. H, Capt. Freeman. In com
pany with Messrs. Rogers, Bradshaw, liuno, i
lloldes, and a enrrespondant nf the (itnl-Drm
trnl, ascended the peak from the northeastern
side, ot the mouth of the caves, half way to I
the top of the mountain. There are sev '
eral openings, which lie In a waterway or I
canon, and are reached by a narrow trail, evi
dently known and used by Indians, who were
doubtless at one time acquainted with the mar
vellous wonders of thla frrak of nature, runulnc I
through thick and entangled underbrush ami I
over and amund precipitous cliffs and Immense
boulders. Entrancn ts mode by means of a
natural shaft, descent being at least i
twenty feet vertically Into a small chain. I
ber some twelve or fifteen feet square. I
Frum here lateral pasaagea branch into
several directions, extending from ten to l.V)
feet, but the main passage extends upw ard some
l.V feet at an a null ot -til degrees, into a larger '
chamber or hall, whose roof, brilliant with ta- ;
lai-tltes, and the floor of which ts obstructed
wtth numerous boulder and stalagmites, re
fleeted ray of light In 1.000 different dlrec- ,
tlons. From this room run passages directly
south, and so narrow as nnlv to be passed uon
one's stomach, and only with extreme difficulty
about 1UU fret and then breaks off abruptly,
with a fall of twenty-fit e feet Into another raa-t-ig
tluillar to this. Descent of this required a
cool head, and was ac(omptihsl by the passage
and suriardlna? backward uver the cliff.
I On leaving this latter paaaageway one finds
himself tn a large chamber, nearly 100 feet
square, the walls of which are composed solely
of ma.slte boulders, worn iunh by water that
has evidentli at n lime filled th place. In
nearly the centre stands a rm k that at first ap
pearance appear tn have hern fashioned by
human agency, but close inspection dispels this
Idea, !aription of this is simply Impossible,
but If one can Imagine a pillar of granite set on
its largest end ai.il about the site of an ordinary
horse car, some definite idea of Its appearance
may be had. But wouderuf wonder I rev ralnl '
by iloser Impection. At me time past, doubt '
less thousands of years, a smsll boulder retted ,
upon the top of this rgg-hprd freak, and
by anion ot water. u some way not discernible
i to the ittwnvering party had worn a hollow in
Ihe Utter some six feet ill diameter, the whole
j resembling some gtgaatlo Iron teakettle, amt to
make the resemblance complete, an overflow of
water had worn a channel Ilk a spout frum the
upper northwestern turner At the bottom of I
i this natural punchbowl wereiworouml pebbles, '
i about th size of an ordinary baseball, ami I
water, strongly impregnated with iron and other '
mineral. , small t UI nf thU last waa procured
ami will be sent tn San Diego for analysis.
Several other paassgew that were explored re
aatonlahesl the explorers, who are satulleil from
the result of their rraearrh that they have dit.
covered tomethlug that will prove an object nf
Interest, nut onh tu visitor and tour.st. but to
resident as well. It is Inteuded, should their
find prove of value, to dvvelop cave and other
mineral spring's fouud. which latter apiar tu
have tome mad leinal effect and value. and I apt.
Freeman haa left here for Ln Angelea to lake
I lb necessary step to secure the laud from the
Oovsrament. for the puniest named be for will
orgamae a couipauyam! tlauw the wucdusuf
tb tauuAUlu opta to ttm pufjUc 4
-sti- - s ,siayJaa, . i ,
WOMEN WHO IIUNTVOTERS.
Tin.tn nonn is a recooxixed k 3H
HR ASCII ' t'OLITICS IX rXOLASD. ja'j jjjTW
Ta tVassea la Asslaaest Ihe Talk eTKeer 1 ( ff,S
tag Track of Voters) la Of "S'eare Thev f M!M
Are Oncaalae aad WerV hy f-yte. J'- S'J
The newly born Woman's Municipal Iesgue t f$i
comrs Into the political world by Invitation. Id p IjPJl
this respect It parallels the Introduction of Eng- fe afVl
llsli women Into political life. Iff - lpI
The thrre great political organizations of r, ' Ifjjl
women In England were called Into being by r I f
the overshadowing prominence of home rule. J,1 IfvS
The Primrose Dames first entered th field. v , $V
The Liberal Federation, the organization ' , gl
of the OIlitonlan, followed. This waa I' lit
connterchecked by the Liberal Unionist f' &
Federation. The alliance of these leagues with t4 jR
the parties which railed them Into existence I i ' i ?ff
not one of sentiment. There Is inevitably much lr i
pretty talk about altars and fire which Is per- I t f ,'
tlnent to uch a controversy. But there is no & f 'x
echo of this In the more itrennous press of a ,'j
affair. The member of these leagues are ao- V
tlve political workers, and according to a pro v ' Si;
gramme which, tn perfection of detail, ts not h U
surpassed by the machinery of Tammany Hatl. ' I h
The work of the women on the platform dar jr is
Ing the elections, the hnstllng of Mrs. Stanley, , j ti'
and the achievement of the wife of the Oov rn 3 fcj
ment whlpalnglngherhusbitndlntol'arllament, 1, . ill,
are things which the telegraph made known tn K
this country, and they appeared to be rather In ';
the nature of rare and entertaining Incident. H I
uch a the incursions of J. Ellen Foster, tha
combative Helen Cougar, and the Impassioned ' A
.Mary Lease, On the contrary, the political work ' j j
In the hand of women In England la of tha ) . f 1
qulo, unremlttent sort, and they purtu It aa f r is
steayllly and In a much more matter-of.fact f- ' '( Jfi
manner than women here do their charities. i ,A ' ;
Thl office of political secretary I aa well nn p '
derstood and as clearly defined In England a j J 1
that of district leader Is In thl city, with tha ' 'Jh
possible disadvantage of having a stated salary. ; In
This ladrwas brought up In the country, tha Jt'j
daughter of a rector. Familiar as people are ia . v 'J j
this country wtth the spirit of adventure that 'j j
Inspires women to throw themselve and their ft '4
fortunes Into the llfo of the town, there Is noth- ; fn jj
Ing hrre that parallels the advent of thla ) J j3iR
demnru little woman Into active polltl f jKjl'
tal life In London. This lady's political dts- ' ' jSjS.
trtet was tn Chelsea, and one of the roughest y Sf
part of 1-ondon. As she described her work, 5 jj M b
she Is at the head of a committee of women of vC- f ffljJ
her district which cooperates with the Liberal- , 5 'jj 'J
Unionist Committee of that district. The d la- j, ,7 sT
trlet Is divided up among the women of the com ",f jjffJJ
mlttee, who make a house-to-house canvass. ' t VI
Once a month, or sometimes more frequently. , 'j;f ,
they hare public rallies at different halls. At ' 5n
these there Is usually some well-known speaker .' J !
from outside the district, but the discussion la ff J
maintained by the voters themselves. t $ j
The rallies are unimportant compared to tha ' I
persistent work that the English political system ' . rt.S
entails. Amerlcnn elections being held at stated vY
times, the political work Is compressed Into .-, vi
comparatively few weeks. In England, so far I IJ'V
as elections for members of Parliament are con- , 4 ii I
cerneil, yon know neither the day nor the hour '? tjV "
In which a general election may be precipitated. J iSJ j
It Is for this reason that the effort to educate J, jSj
puhlic opinion, to get a purchase on the Individ- ? J J
ual voter In view nf tho questions now pending. '2 jjjj"
Is never relaxed. For such work men have not T Vm
the time, and they have tailed In aud eagerly njA
accepted the services of women. t 553.
The method employed ts itclearlynutllnedsys- S, fui
tern, ami entails a tremendous amount of labor. '"' tS.Vi
In a series of large, flat books, ruled with refer- " 35 i S
encetn this particular work, every voter of ths ,3ul5
district Is enrolled. On one line are set down his ill 614
residence, his occupation, whether married or VI H S
single, ami his politics, and space is left for an 3 K'.1
account of tlieionditlon of his political mlod. s4f UAL
Insiirh a district as Chelsea the population Is . jV
largely composed nf lodgers, who change -j .'IS'
frequently their abode. To follow them c -J S
up ami keep them under political watch ;J;I
and ward ts what these faithful anil N I
hard-working women do, and do In j . )
view of a political situation Intended ' Si J
to come about every sevenv ears, but which may jTiJ
take place at any time. This of Itself Involve! rf ri'n
an enormous amount of work. In looklngnver i "V Mu'
the Chelsea book the address nf one lodger . ' jaL'
waa discovered to have changed thirteen times. A ftiw
When the voter Is kept well under the eye his " 1P
rase Is llaely to require Individual treatment. ' " , ll.
' If a man I married several visits may be paid to fig
ht wife before thr subject is broached. In thla ViV
way the political visitant studies her cronnd and M
plans her campaign, which Is duly entered tn her I j
Imok. The women are frequently dcslrablo . , i
allies. It Is an Interesting corollary out of the
experience of this lady that the tendency i "- j
of women to gossip In her particular i k f
district is one nf th rhlef difficulties -fill
In her way. At any hour of the day i 4 a
the women are found In the doorways having a ','f,
chat. Their work Is neglected, their houses III- ' v.'l
kept, and the worn-out man gnesnff to a publla T ,
house for his meals, when he become practical U.Y
ly inaccessible to the political visitor. Ac- ' . Ift
tnntlngly. with this political work there have -jf
gone oy neoslty a good deal of Judicious ad J njf
vice, domestic, stimulus, and pertinent, and 4 Ijljij.
such ssnnn wnmin can give another, tending to & JuR
foster klnd'y sympathies and making for con- J VJj
dltlnnsnf sweetness and light. This has been , $f ,S!.
not one of the least valuable results of tho .4 I ,
effort to choo-e and capture the elusive voters, ' ill f(
bo' I' Is one that was not In the least antlcl 5' U.
pal.il in laying nut the plan of work. t ' . S-
Eorh league has its own literature, tractajeaf- ' '?,
let-, and other publications. With these tha , 1 ff ,
political visitor is well supplied. When tha ' .''.
voter is Illiterate her tongue Is ready to take l H,
the rlaco of literature. Unquestionably. If a ,, I , Jt.
brief but careful Investigation of political Ufa . rU5
among the women of l-onrton Is an Indication, ( iJJt;,'
English women are much better acquainted with. i IM?I)
and much mnre alive to, the political question 'M.l"i
that concern them, than the American women "t S . ,
are tn the political questions that affect them: I, ji
this knowledge and interest fall naturally Into -j 5!-il
place, and are not worn either like a breaatplala , 'MoUlf
ora breast knot. ' Vt.tl'
The last and more Important duly nf the po- J;;! '
lit leal secretary and the women nf her commit- ,j iltji
tee is tn see that their voter register. Till . j Uir
business ot registering is not done aa with us, .
The women are supplied with blanks, which j (
they first cut, leaving only the spare for tha ,iy'i'
voter's name, which he tills himself. This blank .1,'
Is carried to the man direct, and reaches him i YcQ
frequently only after several attempts tn find i8-T
him. When his application is signed the po- . J;f-
lltlcal secretary puu It In on envelope, amies t he 'ITS
stamp, which she na ready, and malls It to tha 1 MlJ
registration office. To keep the business of vot- v & t'l
Ing before him is a further duty, hut one In sf 3;
which at this critls she la more directly aided by i5
the committee of men. ,
This Is the work the women of England ara 1
doing, ami with a thomughnra nf organisation
that equal th it of the political organization of ,ii
men. It should be added here that Into none of 'In
thee political leagues of women the question nf 4g'
woman uffrg la allowed to enter. Lady i'ti
Stanley, who ts at the head of the Liberal . tB
Unionist League, is one ofthe chief opponent . ;,
of woman tiffrag. 5Ir. I.ennard Courtney, T
her moat active Vire-iresli1ent. I one of Ita r , I-
most anient supporters, Iord Salisbury, who K i 4
is at the hradnf the Primrose Dames, Is a br. ?f ti
llever In woman suffrage. Ills son-in-law has J it '
charge nf the bill. 1-a.ly liwemlolln Cecil. Utiiiv
his daughter, use her pen In behalf of sWiV 4
the suffrage cause. The mother and slater nf 2!l ' V
Mr Balfour are energetic advocate of it, Mr. JB ,
Otadatone, ou the contrary, and the women nf arsj .
his family ar opposed to It. The question of ; 'V
home rule, fnr or against. Is mnsldered Impor. $fr ;$j'
tant enough to efface lewer distinctions. At the : t
same time, the political ai tivttynf women in ff
England ha Inevitably furthered therausanf J, 1 ?. i
woman suffrage Women now vnro in every ,
election except for member of Parliament. ..
t'urioutly enough, it is for the election of mem J 1
brrsnf Partiarm.nl that their most earnest ef 1 !
forts are engaged t"
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