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TttE WASHINGTON HERALD. TUESDAY. MARCH 4. 1913.
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Continued from Fare One,
stroyed the symmetry of a pecteJeJo
which some of the sreatest women of
the world had ijlven their time, energy,
their best endeaor.
Tho paraders, both those afoot and
those a-horse ard In carriages and floats,
were Jostled, Insulted, almost spat upon
as jtha crowds en eloped them In a pres
sure that at times went far beyond the
point of discomfort and became a dan
ger, whose full effects cannot J et be est!'
Time and time again the paraders were
completely stopped for many minutes.
Wicn they moved forward their progress
was a dead march along the meager
found that lies between two steel rails
of a car track. Why that slender lino
of freedom was intermittently given them
cannot be ascertained.
It was a mon splendid procession of
women in equal gmiraire history that
buffeted its -nay westward along one of
the ery widest streets in the country
through the greatest aggregation of spec
tators that e.er urned out In Washing
ton. Humanity Packs Avenue,
At least a quarter of a million tried
to occupy Tcnrsjlvanla Avenue solidly,
"without a break, from the front row of
the grand stands on the North side of
the Aenue to the grand stands on the
Near the main reviewing stand, at
the south entrance to the Treasury,
there was a constant succession of
crushes that followed each attempt of
the police, mounted, in automobiles.
and afoot, and of tho special police
men, a handful of troopers from I'ort
Myer, and Boy Scouts to make a new
opening for the broken sections of th
parade to squeczn through. In tho
short stretch of rennylanla Aenue
between Klecnth and rifteenth Streets
more thanthlrtj women and girls were
taken out of the press and carried to
Emergence Hospital at Fifteenth
Street and New Tork Avenue. In a
fainting condition in less thnn an
W Oman's Toot Mn tided.
One woman was carried into the
same hospital in the meantime with
her foot b-idl mangled by th shod
hoof of a mounted policeman s horse
Automobiles that tried to butt tho
crowd back in adance of the proces
sion ran oer innumerable toes A
din of squeal- lionklncs of path-rtnd-!n7
automobile manned h plain
clothes men jells and curses from
men, the cries of mounted and foot
policemen who brandished their Ion1?
clubs In the funllght above the head""
of the strugglinfr mases all merged
Into one uproar alnnt? the mil" or more
the paraders tried to march
The moment thn automobile1 at the
head of the lino had cleared a narrow
path tho orottd. once the the police anil
the head cf the line had passed, would
ooze in again
I-ate comer?, headed for box scats in
automobi! s or on foot, came to a dead
stop acalnit a curb to curb wide bank of
liumanlt, whn the late arrivals tried
to entir the tnue to their grand Hands
from th cros streets And before the
parade luid happed along at all two au
tomobiles In h.ch were Mrs Taft and
llis Taft and a iminb r of their wom
en friends w n hopelessly held up b
the mobs at the Southeast comer of the
Treasur. Few r, cognized Mrs. Taft or
1 er daughter among the mobs of visitor;
and seemlnglv none at all among the
-malI bojs whs otherwise might hae be
haved better, the mob leaned heavily
upon the gunwales of the Taft automo
biles and made flippant but good natured
Iiniiiiries as to the health of Mrs Taft.
her daughter and friends In a scrip, of
cidow loucmng taiKs mat lastea until s
waj final!1- was cleared for the ma
nut iT the police a-rangrments wen
derangtd b the crowds the arrange.
ments .f the equal suffrage women in
charge of the procession as usual were
on the mmw NevcrtheksR the parade
did not get started down at tho 1'eare
Monument in front of the Capitol until
3 20 o'clock.
Crowd Arrlvo Hnrly.
Hours before the suffrage parade moved
along on its one mile marLh huge crowds
lined the streets through winch it would
pass and puhed and Jostled for vantage
Tho crowd that fought to witness the
equal franchise demonstration exceeded
In size anj that had ever witnessed an
Inaugural parade Store windows seats
and seats in hastilv erected grand Uands
nlong the line of march brought prices
nimost equal to those paid for privileges
of seeing the inaugural parade to-morrow
Manv of the carlv arrivals brought
their luncl Others patronized the suf
frage sandwich venders, who disposed of
4 '000 ham and cheese sandwiches to the
AH that part of Washington and Bal
timore and the t Irglnla side of tho To
tomar, not to mention a bis Prt of the
IS0 0O0 or more visitors m toan for to
dav s high jinks, who were unable to Jam
Into Pennsjlvauia Avenuo ahead of th
rarade, seemed to flock about Capitol
Hill and the broad steps at the west
side of the Capitol building itself to see
the gav- tostumed women marchers and
riders and tho glittering floats wheeling
into positions around the Peace Monu
lllesftcd b) fiOod " cnther.
High up where the white down gleamed
in the sunlight against a sky of bright
est blue, little black specks of humanity
fringed the circular railing atop the Cap
itol dome nd highest above these th.
hawks that like to sail lazilv- over Wash
lngton warped their monoplanes and vol
planed close, but not too close to get
a good look at tho gavcty on the as
Word had gone out that en students
from Georgetown Unlversltj collegiate
department were waiting up the line,
each with a pasteboard box under his
arm. and each box containing ten live
mice, which were to be liberated among
the women marchers and bust up tho
proceedings. Preparations to st n t tho
procession went on Just the same When
the mice storr reached Capitol Hill at
least two policemen in the reporters
iti,ge of vision got hold of trouser clips,
such as bicyclists wear, and made th
lower end of their trousers mouse-proof
"If anv one lets anj mice loose hern. '
said a plain clothes man an hour later
in one of the automobiles butting a way
at the head of the line, "all I say Is that
In this crush Lord help them mice "
Horsewomen who rode like crack cava!
rmen galloped jll over that part of the
District of Columbia where the parade
was forming during tho-e early hours of
forming line Automobiles of other wom
en officials of the procession zipped across
lots while the bebadged occupants stood
tip in the tonneaus shouting sharp orders
through megaphones that promptly were
Oh. I say' Girls, girls, Where's Austro
Hungar) ? Where s Norway, girls? Nor
waj. sou fail In back of Iceland. Austro
Hungary. joifrc to stand here and then
fall In "
Frrcss DcflCM Sentiment,
Mrs. Ida Wells Bamctt. a brilliant
ncgress, who is ono of the leaders of
hr race and has lectured in the cause
of the negro man and woman through
out Europo and America, had come from
Chicago to parade with tho Illinois dele
gation of women, but some of the march
ers from States farther South had ob
jected to her presence when the Kortk
and th South -cere lining up aie by
side to await their plaoea In the Una,
Wherefore, Mrs. Barnett quietly stepped
aside and now stood back among onlook
ers. "But th Illinois women want me to
march In their BecUon." she smiled to
the reporter, "and I shall. Illinois Is
Lincoln's State, you know. I don't be
lieve Lincoln's State la going to permit
Alabama or Georgia or any other State
to begin to dictate to It now. Aa Illinois
comes along I'll Join them." and Mrs.
Grand Marshal Burleson, who is the
young wife of Lieut. HIehard Burleson,
of the army, rounded the turn at the
Peace Monument at the starting gun.
with MJss MUlholland, Mlsa Hill and
a troop of mounted girl aids In black
rifling bsblts, leading the way Just back
of the MaryvMe girls' band, from Mis
souri niovinir tho national air. And
once these leading horsewomen of the
parade bad come Into the Avenue ana
saw tho solid pavement 01 soim """"
heads stretching without a break all the
way westward to the Treasury, where
the parade iru to break up after passing
the main reviewing ataxia, inu i
iMifftp. .Innnnl xehslt.
The police. Instead of clearing the way
earlier, now frantically inea u" "
throwing a line of automobiles with
mounted men along each curb and start
forward half a block ahead of tho pro
cession The front ranks of the crowd,
where there seemed to be as many wom
en and babies in arms along the firing
line as men, were more than anxloua to
climb backward over themaeives once
the broad line of auiomooues ana
mntmM nnllos began to charge. But
thousands and tens of thousands were
banked against the front rows and the
throngs could be wedged backward only
Days ago requests had been made for
army cavalrymen and militia to police
the Avenue. The regulars didn't seem to
favor the idea of so Important a branch
of the eovernment as their own doing
police duty for a suffrage parade. Gov
ernors or elates. UKewise wojiq wov icuu
their troons for the purpose. When,
however, things got n. little wprse than
the worst to-day. the armv was appealed
to again and at the last minute two
troops of cavalry from Fort Mver clat
tered up before tho review Ins stand In
front of the Sherman statue near tha
Treasurv. much to the Jov of the
municipal police and specials, and helped
to sort out properlv a bit of the mesa
In front of tho main reviewing stand
The regulars gave the procession from
this point, on around the north side of
the Ellipse back of the White House, a
fairly clear path But the tangle to the
east resulted In a disjointed parade that
passed tho reviewing stand In broken,
disjointed sections. And once the
marchers had got around the Ellipse to
the disbanding point. Just bejond,
maybe they didn't say their say about
th,. Washington police and the oaths ana
drunken revlilngs that at many points
had assailed them
TnbTcnnr Is Blc Teatnre.
The suffrage parade took shape simul
taneously at two different points
The pageant proper, presented bv a
tableaux of over a hundred classically
garbed women, tvplfjing Faith. Hope.
Charltv, Justice. Liberty, Columbia. Gov
ernment and kindred subjects, was
staged on the broad terrace of the Treas
Among the women taking part in this
portion of the suffrage celebration were
Mme lledwlg Belcher, the German
actress. Flora Wilson, daughter or mo
Secretary of Agriculture. Florence Flem
ing Noves. tho clas-ic dancer. Miry
Shaw, the Shakespearean actress. Foil
I-a. Follette. daughter of Senator 1. Fol-
ktte. and manv other noted public per
formers, all of whom held svm&oIKal
pnes during tLeir revlw of tho mile
The parade formed about the l'eaee
Monument, whi u stands at the foot
of the Capitol terrace, at the lower end
of Pennsylvania avenue. It was headed
bv- the grand marshal. Mrs. BJchard
Coke Burleson She w is clothed in sctni
mllltarv attlro and sat her horse like
a field marshal of Napoleon's Old Guard.
Mrs Burleson is the wifo of Capt. Bur
leson of the regular armv.
Next came Miss Inez MUlholland, also
mounted She was the herald for the
parade and was dressed in robes of
jellon surmounted bv n great purplo
banner, whose staff fitted Into a stlrup
cup and rose above her head
Following Miss MUlholland came ten
ushers, robed in light blue and gold and
carrying e!Iow and blue pennants
Young girls mostly of 'Washington, ap
peared in tills group Thev marched on
foot, preparing the Way for the officers
of the National American Woman Suf
In this vanguard of the parade was
the ' Amendment Float." which ("pro
claimed the reason and purpose of the
whole pageant, it waa a huge wagon,
amply decorated and carrying the legend.
"We Demand ad Amendment to tne uou
stltutlon of the United States Knfran
chhdng the Women tjf the Country." It
waa greeted with tremendoua applause
along the line or march.
Officers on Horseback.
Leading these offleers as they strode
along waa their president, the Rev. Anna
Howard Shaw. A pace or two behind
Miss Shaw were Miss A. Anita 'Whitney.
of California, second vice preeldont of
the National Association, and Mrs. Mary
Ware Dennett, or New Tork, correspond
Ing secretary. Behind these came Mrs.
Susan Walker Fitzgerald, of Boston, re
cording aecretary: Mrs. Katherlao Dexter
McCormlclc, of Boston, treasurer; Mrs.
Harriet Burton Laldlaw. of New Tork
city, nrst auditor, and Mrs J. T. Bowen.
or Chicago, second auditor of the asso
The District of Columbia Seoond Regi
ment Band followed playing a martial
air. Then came forty young glrla attired
In light blue and gold, acting as body-
guara icrr uie leasers or the cause, and
followed by a mounted brigade comnosed
of Washington women garbed In long
capes 01 goiaen tan
A huge sign banner waa next In line.
It bore the legend, "Women of the World.
Unite." and waa carried by two sturdy
suffragists. A banner bearing the words.
"Countries Where Women Have Fun Suf
frage," followed, and Introduced a long
series of floats ymbolio of the nations
or the world which have bestowed equal
suffrage upon their men and women-
Norway came first. The wagon bearing
tne platform, on which stood the figures
dressed in Norwegian costume, waa driven
Dy a woman, as were all of those which
followed. Finland. New Zealand, and
Australia were depicted by the next
"Countries Where Women Have Partial
Suffrage" waa the legend udoh the ban
ner which followed the Australian float.
and Swedish people appeared on the mov
ing stage Which next aooeared. Then
came Denmark, and Iceland.
Behind each float marched ten -rlrls
In the native cotume of the nations represented
Leads Canadian Women.
Mrs. riora MaoDonald Dcnnlson. presi
dent of tho Canadian Suffrage Associa
tion, i-omm.anaed the Great Britain float.
one of tho most Impressive In the
Behind this marched three rlrls for
Wales, live girls for Scotland, five, for
Ireland, seven for Canada and three for
inaia. tne various contingents attired in
tho distinctive costumes worn in these
Then came the Belgian float, which
preceded ten girls dressed in the clothing
01 i tanners.
A banner bearing the label. "Countries
Where Women Are Working for Suf
frage ' was the next in line Then fol
lowed banners and floats tvplcal of th
nations represented. Among them were
Great Britain. Trance. Germany. East
Indian provinces, European provinces,
countries of the South Seas and many
The second section of the parade was
also led hy a gorgcouslv robed herald.
Miss Janet Burns, of New York, earn
ing a purple banner The section por
travrd "the seventy-five years' struggle
for freedom of Justice Conquering Pre
judice " A brass band and a mounted
"Pioneers" In l.tne.
The "pioneers" of the cause, eight In
number, with ages aggregation C3 years,
followed In automobiles Miss Louisa
vv hlte. of Washington, led the "pioneers
rafle waa led by a herald on horseback,
blowing triumphantly upon a trumpet.
She waa garmented In yellow robea and
carried a, purple banner. Another band
followed, and then camo r, green-caped
mounted brigade, the Virginia division.
commanded by Mrs. A. B. Whitney. A
banner bearing the legend, "Man and
Woman Make the State." "Man Alone
Rules the State," followed with mora
banners bearing Inscriptions.
Then came a huge float labelled "In the
Feld." A man in snuff brown clothing
enacted by Kercheval Smith and a worn
an In golden brown. Miss MaryrX. Deck
er. Jr.. rode upon It. holding agricultural
Implements. Women farmers follow
ed them afoot, carrying a banner
reading: "The Homemakera: We Pre
pare Our Children for the State. Let Us
Help to Prepare the State for Our Chil
dren. Women Have Free Bathers. Let
Men Have Free Mothera" The float
which followed this confession of faith
bore a man garbed In Quaker gray and
a woman In gray with a green cloak. The
boy with them wore gray and a green
cape. Homemakera followed, and they
also were dressed In gray. On the home-
makers' float were Mlsa Eunice Hoffman.
Miss Pauline Coleman, and Herbert W.
Cornell. Mrs. William Eturtevant Moore
led the marchers In this division.
"In Patriotic Service."
Tho next banner gave the title of "In
Patrtotlo BcrvJce," to the float that fol
lowed bearing a soldier and a nurse,
both In blue uniforms. Nurses In blue
trudged behind. Miss May Howard and
William George took th part of nurse
Mounted nurses following the float were
led by Miss PrisclIIa Page, mounted, and
Miss Lillian Wald, marching. The nurses
were recruited from Washington hospi
In "Education." the next float. Mlsa
Margaret Page and Maurice Cohen repre
sented man and woman teachers.
They were follcwed by a large section
t college women, led by Miss Eliza
Hardy Lord, the first woman to attend
college In America.
Mrs Ellen Spencer Mussey. of the
Washington College of Law, commanded
. Edgar Leedy and Miss Rebecca
Blaine, in law.virs raps and gowns, car
ried on the next float, which followed
a banner reading, ' In the Practice of
the Law." Women lawyers pleaded
their case by walking behind
In the float. "Tho Practice of Med
icine, wero Prs. May D Baker and
Daniel S. Lamb. Dr A. Frances Foye,
of Washington, led the marching physi
cians Wage earners nnd banners followed
the medical and labor floats, on which
were Miss Ruth Fuller and John Brodle,
and then camn moving stages telling the
labor storv, "Greed and Tyranny" were
Svmbolically depleted and "Indifference"
was also shown Factory women and
children stood beside them as their Ic-
"Man Needs Her Help. But She Can
not Give It." declared the next banner,
which Introduced the Government float,
on which wee Mrs Nora Todd Gold
stone and Hunter Moss This showed
man bearing tho state upon his shoul
ders He wns shown as rather worn
out by his task and the float was de
signed to glvo tho spectators the impres
sion that he was scarcely able to handle
the matter, anyway Woman was shown
standing beside him with her hands
RuslnraN Women March.
Tho fourth section of tho parade rep
resented the appeal of the business and
professional woman for tho ballot A
body of women emplojed by the Govern
IMS," which depicted tha first woman's
rights convention In tha United States,
that In Rochester, N. T.
Then came a mounted brigade and a
float with a legend. "Nino States of
Light Among Thirty-Nine of Darkness."
The National Council of Woman Voters
followed. They were led by Dr. Cora
The National Men's League for
Woman's Suffrage was led by James
Lees Laldlaw, Its president.
The seventh section was led by del
egations from States working for woman
Four golden chariots, representing
Montana, New Tork, Nevada and South
Dakota, followed, and then a woman's
brass band, and the pilgrims, led by
Oon. Rosalie Jones.
Delegations from all the other States
A float bearing the banner Inscribed,
"The First 8Ute to Grant Property
Rights to Woman," came next, followed
by a float from Missouri, with a ban
ner. "Suffrage for Missouri IMC
Mlsa Genevieve Clark, daughter of the
Speaker of tha House, led the Missouri
State equal suffrage associations fol
'Liberty Bell" float, on which were
Mrs. Martha Scott Conser. of Tennes
see, and Miss Janet FlUhugh. of Vir
ginia, and Mrs. Ethel McBee, of West
Virginia, a State car and a section of
pioneers In automobiles closed the pro
The parade was more than a mile long
and before the last float had left the
Peace Monument the van bad arrived at
the south front of the Treasury Build
lng. Passing In front of the great stage,
afforded by the broad stone terrace of
the Treasury, the procession waa ro
viewed by the "Suffrage Pageant" and
then wound Its way past the White
House and down Seventeenth Street to
the Continental Memorial Hall, a wom
an's Institution built by the Daughters
of the American Revolution. Here
mass meeting waa held and addresses
were delivered by the suffragists' leaders
The New Freedom
section Mrs. Belva Lockwood. the noted mrnt departments In Washington, com-
vvashlngton lawvr. onco candidate for
the rresldi ncv of the I nlted -Slates.
In this section
The arst float was labelled 'As it was
in ISM " Figures upon this float repre
sntcd the pioneers who were present at
the dawn or the suffrage movement,
while other figures represented tho
"srorners" The iloneer advocates were
robed in light purple, and the scorners
n darker huge of that color Mrs
Iarvey W. Wiley, cf W ashlngaoi. was
leader on this At at
"As it was In 1-.T0' was tho next float,
hich showed a pioneer surrounded by
fight allies, all robed in light purpl
Graco Ross of Washington, waa
leader f this float-
was In W Miss Katherine
Hitchcock, -f Washlngeon, leader, was
similarly dcplitc-d. nnd then followed the
font 'To-di;-" "Ihls flcat showed a
pioneer surrounded 1 thirty .allies, all
floit would cam, indicating that
there is now no lade of support for tho
cause Miss Hazel Roberts, of Washing
ton, was leader of this float
The third section of the suffrage pa-
WOMEN BANISH HUNGER.
One of the most Interesting sidelights
of the pageant was the portablo lunch-
rooms of the Federate Women a Clubs
Attired In the garb of tho Puritan
maidens, over two hundred members of
the federation, many of them antl-suffra-gists.
provided coffee and sandwiches,
beans and brown bread, to the thousands
of weary marchers In the pageant, and
Two huge moving vans furnished,
through the courtesy of one of the large
transfer companies, were converted into
vertlblo lunchrooms, and kept constantly
moving up and down Pennsylvania Ave
nue Quick lunch waa also told at a huge
tent erected on the lot adjoining Conti
nental Hall, and many a weary hiker re
ceived a bracing cup of coffee at one of
the tables inside
While the salo was for the nucleus of
a fond to provide a clubhouse for the
federation and not for the suffrage cause,
suffragists and anti-suffragists and Just
plain people crowded around the vans
Hnd were generous in their patronage.
Five thousand loaves of bread were nec
essary to make the JO.000 sandwiches
which were sold Besides this, several
hundred pounds of ham. cheese, and but
ter were used It is estimated that the
federation will realize more than $1000
from the sale of sandwiches. Much of
the material was donated by the mer
chants of the city.
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Ifd bv Mrs i:. A Newman, followed
Behind these came a large band of the
public school teachers of W nshlngtnn. led
by Miss Ruth M Obcrlv. They were fol-i
lowed bv- Mrs W. C Stuart, leading
social workers, by librarians, commanded
bv Miss Harriet J Hltton, a prominent
Washington suffrage worker.
"An Enlightened Press Is Making an
Enlightened People." was the legend of
a float which follow eel the librarians
Mrs Helen II Gardner, a noted writer,
and Thomas Malnvvarlng. an artist, wire
the central figures on this float, the oth
ers being Mrs Owen Klldare, wrltr:
Mrs Irving Molle-. .artist. Ml-s Tola I.a
Toilette, vctrcss, and Mrs llcllc W 11
lotighby Ions, musician
The fifth section, representing the ap
pral of the States, was composed of
marchers not In uniform In this wero
Included all the late comers There wens
delegations from the woman suffrage
States marchers from all the political
parties. Senators and RcpreentaUvcs
from the woman suffrage States, and
then a banner float, "Tho Woman
Ta Cnre Constipation,
Don't doe the system with a lot of dan
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rivder All druggists sell IL
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