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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY; OCTOBER 18. 19U.
Sons of vVeterans.
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approved the following act of Congress
fS. J. Ril. No. 121) r
"Resolved, by the Senate and House
.of Representatives pi the United States
of America In Concrete assembled. That
the Secretary of War be. and he la
hereby, authorized and directed to fur
nish to, the Commissioners or me dis
trict of Columbia for the use of the
William B. Cushlng Camp. No. 30. Sons
of Veterans. Division of Maryland, and
refurnish whenever He shall deem It nec
essary, one united states garrison nag,
for the nuroose of being displayed from
one of the three flagstaffs on the plaza
In front of the Union Station. Wash
ington. District of Columbia; provided.
that the raising and lowering; of said
flag shall be done without expense to
the United states government."
Pursuant to this act and also to au
thority from the Commissioners of the
District of Columbia granting tne privi
lege to William B. Cushlng Camp. No.
SO, the United States flag will be un
furled from the nag pole on tne piaza
fronting the Union railroad station next
Saturday. October 24. at 2 o'clock, p. m.
From that time on a United States flag
will fly from at least one flagpole at the
Union Station every day. The Terminal
Company has agreed to have a, man
raise and lower the flag each day. At
any rate William B. Cushlng Camp has
taken upon Itself the duty of seeing to'
It that there Is a flag there every day
of the year. Invitations have, been ex
tended by William B. Cushlng Camp to
all patriotic societies, fraternal orders
and State organizations In the District
of Columbia to participate In this flag
raising ceremony next Saturday. A stand
will be erected, a good band engaged,
a chorus of singers trained and prom
inent men will speak. A tentative pro
gram of the exercises has been drawn
up by the terminal station flag com
mittee of which Qustave E. Beckman is
chairman. The final arrangements will
he completed within a few days. It is
hoped that an executive order will be is
sued excusing all government clerks on
that day who are Grand Army men.
Spanish War Veterans or Sons of Vet
erans In order that all may participate.
Daughters of America.
Independent Council. No. 2. celebrated
its nineteenth anniversary on Monday
evening at 41 Tenth street northwest,
with many visitors present. Charles H.
Miller, State council secretary, made an
Fast State Councilor Mrs. Naoma
Hagermann Swann, of this Jurisdiction,
was elected at the annual session of the
National Council to national Inside sen
tinel. The State councilor, Mrs. E. Viola
Thompson, has made the following ap
pointment of committees during her term
of office: Law committee, G rover E.
Payne, chairman. Mrs. Mary Ferguerson.
Lawrence Hurley; finance committee,
Mrs. T. Moreland, chairman. Mrs. Maude
Howland. Mrs. G. Granger, credential
committee, Mrs. J. Sammond. chairman.
Mrs. Margaret Hartman. Mrs. L. Jordan;
legislam-e committee. W. ' H. Lanharn.
chairman. Miss Ethel Teague. and Mrs.
Ella Chappell. Also, the grand annual
visitations for the 1S14-1SU term have
been arranged as follows: Independent
Council. No. 2, Monday, November 2, 419
Tenth street northwest; MIzpsh Council,
No. 3, Friday. November IS, 103 Thirty
first street northwest: American Flag
Council. No. 5, Monday, November 23.
Four-and-a-half and G streets southwest;
Liberty Council. No 6. December 3,
Twelfth and H streets northeast. Victory;
Council, No. 7. Thursday, January 7, 623
Louisiana avenue; Triumph Council. No. j Myron Whitney, Jr., bass-barytone, son
8. Tuesday, January 12, 200 Pennsylvania of the late distinguished basso, has ap
avenue southeast. Mayflower Council. I peared In both concert and oratorio in
No 11. Thursday. January 21, Seventh . many of the principal cities of the United
and G streets northwest. 01dvGlory Coun-1 States and has made the National Capital
dl. No. 12. Monday, January 25. 315 Penn-1 his home for several years,
sylvanla avenue southeast; Friendship Anton Kaspar, violinist. Is a member
Council, No. 16, Friday. February 5.jof a Washington family that has con
Fifth and G streets northwest: Mount I tributed several artists to musical clr
Vernon Council, No. 18, Monday, Feb'ru-jcles her. He has appeared in local con
ary 15. 300 Pennsylvania avenue south-1 certs on many occasions, and also has
east. Esther Council. So. 20, Thursday, participated In a number of concert
February 25, Masonic Temple, Tennally-1 tours,
town: Martha Dandridge. No. 1, Wed-. John Bowie, tenor, has for several
nesday. March 3. 316 Pennsylvania
Past State Councilor Mrs. L.
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'f' Z. "... "r " . -"fariists has been assured. Is a pupil of
presented her credenUals to MIzpah.the ,at A,fred GIrauaet the uer or
Council, No 3. on last Friday evening as Manrc, Renaud, and Gmbert. He has ap
IZZSSli" on -any occasion, In song recital
term during the reign of Mrs. E. Viola
Thompson. State councilor. Mizpah
Council is making great preparations
through its good of the order committee
for an entertainment to be known as
"An evening of music and tableaux of
old songs," which will be held October 30.
The Anthony League.
During the past week Rev. Dr J. C F.
Grumblne. of Boston, delivered two of a
series of lectures, under the auspices of
the Anthony League, at the home of its
vice president Mrs. Nannette B. Paul,
2007 Columbia Road These lectures are
on the Inner occult teachings of the
Bible, and are proving Intensely inter
esting to advanced thinkers, and espe
cially to clergymen and physicians. Dr.
Grumblne has arranged to give two
extra, lectures this week. Tuesday. Oc
tober 20, at 3 p. m. he will lecture on
"Auras and Astral Colors" and give read
ings of auras of those attending Sun
day, October 24, at the same hour he
will speak on "Supernormal Psychology
and Unfoldment" and answers questions
""he league Is planning a program on
other vital topics to be announced later.
Dr. Grumblne will give the fifth of his
series of lectures next Tuesday at S p. m.
Washington Secular League.
At Its meeting at Pythian Temple to
day at 3 p. m. the Washington Secular
League will be addressed by Prot W. W.
Prescott editor of "The Protestant
Magazine." on the subject "The Pro
papal Program." The address will be in
the nature of a reply to the position
taken by Dr. Washington Gladden In re
cent articles In "Harper's Weekly" con
demning what he disparagingly termed
"The Anti-papal Panic." As Is the cus
tom of the league, the subject will be
open to general discussion by members
of the league and the audience following
Capitol Hill Literary Society.
The Capitol Hill Literary Society held
Its first meeting of the season last Mon
day evening at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. William Hunter. 127 Sixth street
northeast Mrs. Marion Guild Walporte.
the retiring president called the society
to order and after a short address in
troduced the incoming president who
took charge of the meeting after re
sponding with a short address.
The subject for the -general discus
sion of the evening 'was on education
and current topics. Addresses were
made by Dr. James McKee. Aaron H.
Frear. Capt J. E. Hart James G. Kent
Mrs. J. G. Kent Mrs, James McKee. and
Mrs. Mattle Ewing. The musical pro
gram included a piano solo by Mrs. E.
V. Carr. vocal solo by Mr. Aaron H.
"Frear, aceorflpaajed by, iiiz Frear;
piano duet by Mrs. A. H. Frear and Mrs.
E. V. Carr.
.The society is planning for a large
meeting to be held Monday evening, Oc
tober 35. at 7:30 o'clock, at the home of
Mr. .and Mrs. E, V. Carr. 741 Hobart
street northwest. The evening will be
spent In a general debate on woman
suffrage. An address will be made ap
propriate for the occasion by the first
vice president cf the society, Mrs. E. V.
Can A special musical program Is being
arranged by the music committee com
posed of Mrs. A. H. Frear and Mrs; E.
Alumnae Reading Circle .ef
The autumn meeting of the Alumnae
Reading Circle of Notre Dame took place
last Wednesday evening In the Academy
Hall, and the following ptogram was
rendered: Greetings to our moderator.
Miss Kathleen F. Sullivan; aUno duet.
Misses Elizabeth Maloy and Helen Rlori
dan; vocal solo. Miss Katherlnt Fenntll;
Dryden as a poet. Miss Esther Garner:
recitation. Mrs. Andrew Morris; violins.
Misses Mary A. Dore, Helen Dillon, Lil
lian Mllovlch, and Kathleen Sullivan.
Officers for the ensuing year were elect
ed as follows: Moderator, Rev. William
J. Brooks, & J.; president. Miss Kathleen
F Sullivan; vice president Miss Esther
Garner; corresponding secretary. Miss
Reglna Watkins; recording secretsry.
Miss Rose Fuller; treasurer. Miss Hor
tense McGowan. Music committee, Miss
Lillian Mllovlch. Miss Mary Dore .and
Miss Mary Fennell. Literary committee.
Miss Esther Garner, Miss C J. Bogan.
Miss M. A. Talty. and Miss Ells. Lynch.
Entertainment committee. Miss Marga
ret M. Becker, Miss Dlslree Fennell. Miss
Agnes Qulnn. Miss Margaret Sullivan,
and Miss Hortense A. McGowan.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS.
Music lovers of Washington will be out
In force tonight at the National Theater
to hear the splendid program arranged
by Charles Trowbridge Tlttmann, Wash
ington's well-known basso, for the bene
fit of the Red Cross fund. The program
offers such attractions that the music
public will be eager to not only assist
the worthy cause but to enjoy an even
ing of real music
The concert was organized with the ap
proval and co-operation of Miss i Mabel
Boardman. chairman of the executive
committee of the American National Red
Cross. All the participants have given
their services without cost, so that the
entire proceeds remaining after the
charges for printing and theater rent.
which was obtained at cost, may be de
voted to the war relief work now be
ing prosecuted abroad by the American
Among those who will attend the con
cert are former President Taft and Mrs.
Taft who will be members of a box
party given by Miss Mabel T. Boardman
Included also as Miss Boardman's box
guests will be Mrs. Richard Townsend
and Mrs. A. G. McCllntock. The Ilt
of patronesses Includes names of women
prominent In official and resident cir
cles, five of whom are wives of Cabinet
The list of participants with a word
of their work is as follows:
Miss Alice Burbage. pianist, who will
contribute a group of two numbers. Is
a pupil of Mme. Teresa Carreno and a
prize graduate of the royal conserva
tory of music of Leipzig.
Miss Mary Sherrier. soprano, another
of the artists on the program. Is a
Washington girl who, after a period
spent as soloist In the Manhattan Opera
Company, has turned her attenton to
the concert field. She has in recent
years made eeieral tours with the Marine
Band in the capacity of soprano soloist.
ave-Jjears filled leading solo positions In the
I churches of th National Canltal.
Charles T. Tlttmann, basso, through
whose efforts the participation of these
" "- w U a,li JMSI ilifMlLl
and oratorio, and has for a number of
years taken a prominent part as a church
The accompaniments for Mr. Whitney
and Mr. Tlttmann will be played by Mrs.
Althouse, wife' of Commander Althouse,
U. S. N.. and those for Miss Sherrier,
Mr. Kasper, and Mr. Bowie by George
Wilson, organist of Foundry M. E.
The vested choir of the Church of the
Ascension, under the direction df Albert
W. Hamel. organist and choirmaster, will
render the following music today: At the
11 oclock service: Te Deum, In b fiat
(King Hall): Jubilate Deo. In d (Elveyn);
"The Sun Shall Be No More Thy Light
by Day" (Woodward) At the 8 o'clock
service: Nunc Dlmlttis. In f (Tours); "O
for a Closer Walk with God" (Foster),
with Miss Sarah Hlckilng as Incidental
A cordial invitation is extended to all
singers to Join in the rehearsals now be
ing held In the Sunday school room of the
Church of the Ascension on Tuesday
nights at 3 o'clock. These rehearsals are
on Mendelssohn's "Hymn of Praise,"
which will be sung on the 24th of Novem
ber, under the auspices of the American
Guild of Organists, District of Columbia
A meeting of the T. W. C A. Choral
Club officers has been called for Monday.
October 13. and the first rehearsal will
probably be held at the T. W. C A. on
Saturday. October 24. under the leader
ship of Mrs. R. H. Dalglelsh, when plana
for the coming season will be discussed.
Mrs. Blair expects to be with the club at
Its first rehearsal In November.
At the Church of the Incarnation this
morning Miss Edna Snyder, violinist and
daughter of the rector, will play Gounod's
Ave Maria for the offertory. Mr. Harry
aicvaimoni, soio nuust, nas returned to
the city and will play for the voluntary
'.'Heavenly Rest" by Schubert He will
continue to play at the morning service
as last season. The choir, under the di
rection of Mrs. Henry White, will sing
Te Deum In E, by Mackenzie.
Miss Clara Ascherfeld, pianist of the
Peabody Conservatory. Baltimore, has re
sumed teaching Saturdays at her studio,
1406 H street northwest
Miss Ascherfeld Is well known in Wash
ington, where she has been frequently
beard In Informal and public recitals.
At the Church of the Covenant this
afternoon, the double quartet under the
direction of -Mr. Sydney Lloyd Wright-
son with Mr. Harvey Murray at the or
gan, will render the following musical
program: Organ prelude. "Ave Maria"
(sixteenth century). AreedeltJ "Judge Me
O God." (Mendelssohn'), contralto solo.
"-Abide With Me." (Ltddle), Miss Har
per: - aiessea Jesus, Fount of Mercy,"
(Dvorak). God so Loved the World,."
JMooreii -t'HldtM JjOndersJoe fcaAew$
DaifkUrs ef Ftwdtrs and
The first meeting of the season of the
executive committee of the National So
ciety of Daughters of Founders and
Patriots of America was held Tues
day morning October ,U, at tHe( residence
of the national corresponding secretary,
Mrs. Noble Newport Potts, 1003 Twenty
second street northwest. The national
president. Mra.,WUllam Van Zant Coz pre
sided. ms is a genealogical ana a patn
otlo society, composed only of those who
can trace their descent from patriotlo
ancestry In unbroken line through the
colonial times and the Revolutionary War-
The society was founded in Washington,
D. C, June 7. 1S3S, by Eugenia Washing
ton, Helen M. Boynton, and Bella H.
Mason to be a perpetual -society. The ob
jects of the society are to preserve the
history of colonial and Revolutionary
times, to Inculcate patriotism in the
present generation, and In times of war
to obtain and forward supplies for field
hospitals. Within three days of the frenv
lng of the constitution, during the Span'
lib-America War, supplies were sent
to the military hospital at Chattanooga
Park, Tenn., this society being the flfst
to Incorporate in Its constitution the pa
triotic desire of Its founders the .ob
taining and forwarding of supplies for
field hospitals In times of war. At this
meeting all arrangements were completed
for the publishing of the valuable year
book of the society. The society Is Inter
ested In preserving the unwritten family
history; the traditional fireside tales.
handed down by word of mouth from
generation to generation, as these win
soon be forgotten unless special effort is
made to gather them.
Thy Wings," (West), organ postluda.
"Festlvaun G," (Selfert).
Mr. Sydney Lloyd Wrlghtson an
nounces.that he Is organizing a class for
the study of the art of breathing as
applied to the art of singing. This class
will start during 'the first week In No
vember and will be held at his residence-
studio, 2123 Le Roy place. Students
wishjng to attend same can enroll In the
class by personal Interview, telephone, or
through the malL
A meeting of the officers of the Wash
ington Oratorio Society will be held at
the residence of Mr. Bydney Lloyd
Wrlghtson tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock,
when plans win be formulated for the
The Evening Choir of the Church of
the Covenant had nearly 100 members
present at rehearsal last Tuesday even
ing. Mr. Wrlghtson Is looking for more
tenors and basses, who will be welcomed
at any of the Tuesday evening rehearsals
at 8 o'clock In the chapel of the Church
of the Covenant Eighteenth and N
streets. The choir will sing for the first
time this season on Sunday evening, No
Arrangements have been completed
whereby Felice Lyne. the sensational
loung American coloratura soprano of
the London. Boston, and Paris Champs
Elysees operas, has been secured by the
New York Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Wal
ter Damrosch, conductor, for a short No
vember tour of New England. Miss Lyne
has also been engaged by the same or
ganization for an appearance November
28 at the second concert of the Sym-
."Phony Society's Popular Series, under the
auspices of the New York Evening Mail.
Last winter these concerts proved among
the most successful features of the en
tire metropolitan season. They are giv
en in the huge armory of the Seventy-
first Regiment and are eagerly catron-
Ized by audiences numbering many thou
sands of people. Felice Lyne Is an
nounced as the most Important star thus
far engaged for these concerts. The
Symphony Society has likewise secured
the prima donna as soloist at the regu
lar Sunday afternoon subscription con
cert In Aeolian Hall on November 29.
She will thus be heard on successive days
by nearly 10.000 persons, and will be the
feature of two concerts of a widely dlf-
Mme. Marie von Unschuld entertained
last week some of her out-of-town pupils,
among them Mr. Claude Robeson, musi
cal director of Greensboro Female Col
lege, on special leave of absence; Miss I
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Mrs. Castle, vrhp was formerly Miss Harriet Bayne, daughter of the late Dr.
John W. Bayne, la passing the winter with her mather at the family residence
on Connecticut avenne during Lieut. Castle's service at sea.
M. Lakln, former piano Instructor st
Hood College. Frederick. Md, and now
at the Cloverslde School of this city.
and Miss Ruth Bower, of Portland. Oreg.
Mme. von Unsculd's last summer season
wss an extremely busy one, as from the
time of the annual doing of the Von Un
schuld University she gave twenty-four
lecture recitals on teaching and interpre
tation to sisters attending the summer
session of the Catholic University of
America; six lecture recitals to the as
sembled music teachers of the order of
the Iramsculate Heart at the Mother
House at Monroe, Mich.; five lectures
to the assembled music teachers of the
Ursullne academies of Toledo and Tif
fin, Ohio, and ten lecture-recitals to
the assembled music teachers of the
order of St Benedict at the mother
house of the order at Duluth. Minn. Later
In the ssslon she will give recitals and
supervise the work done In the piano de
partments of the above mentioned acade
mies and colleges.
Last Wednesday evening Rho Chapter
of the Music Sorority of the United States
held its first program meeting of the sea
son at Miss Viola Shippert's. The sorority I
had with them their two new honorary
members, Mrs. Ramedale and Mme.
Louise Von Unschuld. The program was
s follows: Miss Edith Grey, plsnist;
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tarelll. pianist "Lelbestraume" (Schu-1
bert): Miss Viola Schlppert. vocalist I
"Thou Wondrous Touth" (Abt), Miss
Margerj" Snyder, violinist "Orlentalle" I
(Caesar Cut); Miss Mildred Kolb. pianist
"Butterfly" (Lavalee) and "Impromptu"
(Chopin). Mme. Von Unschuld, pianist j
"Scherzo" In B minor (Chopin) and
"Marche Mlgnon" (Poldlnl). The next'
meeting will be held October 25.
Mrs. Bessie Latham Gibson, one of
Washington's best-known vocalists, an
nounces an evening with her pupil. Miss
Hester Irene Munger. Mr A. C Wilkin.
cellist and Miss Dorothy Snyder, accom
panist will assist In the program.
The recital will be given next Friday
evening In Theosophical Hall. 1216 H
street northwest at 8:30 o'clock. The
program will be as follows: I The
Cuckoo (Lehman), Bessie L. Gibson;
II. The Maiden and The Butterfly (Chad-
wick), Hester Irene Munger; IIL Ber-
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BUSSIAN D0WAGEE EMPRESS
H0N0BS U. S. BED CB0SS
The Dowager Empress of Rnaala,
mother of Czar Nicholas, who enter
tained the American Red Cross corps
for half an hour on Its arrival In
Petrograd. the Russian capital. She
sent automobiles from the royal palace
to convey the entire party of surgeons
and nurses and paid a pretty compli
ment to the enterprise. She said she
felt honored that the Americans had
come so far to render service to Russia.
ceuse "Jocelyn" (Godard). cello accom
paniment, IV. Cradle song (Soderberg);
V. Cello solo: "To the Evening Star"
Tannhausen (Wagner), Mr A. C Wil
klns, with Miss Dorothy Snyder at the
piano: VI Synnoves song Norwegian
(KJerulf), Hester Irene Munger; VII.
Aria, "Addlo del passato" La Travlata
(Verdi), Bessie L. Gibson. VIIL Irish
folk song (Foote), cello accompaniment
Hester Irene Munger. IX. (a) The Wind
(Spross), (b) Three Green Bonnets (Guy
D'Hardelot (cj Elegln (Massenet): X.
The Penitent (Van de Water); XL (a)
When the Roses Bloom (Hoffnung), (b)
The Light of the World (Ahnfeldt).
At the special meeting of the Southern
Society In the Interest of the "cotton-
movement held In the ballroom of the
Raleigh last Thursday evening, the Con
federate choir, under the direction of
airs. Elizabeth S. Maxwell, sang a nuin
Der or old southern eengs. A quartet
from the choir, consisting of Mrs. Max
well, soprano; Miss Lillian Chenowe th
ai to; John W. Martyn, tenor, and Lester
Ballard, bass, gave some negro melodies.
and Mrs. Maxwell sang "My Old Virginia
Home," accompanied by the quartet The
Confederate) choir, which Is again under
Mrs. Maxwell's efficient direction, has be
gun Its rehearsals for the winter, and will
continue, as In the past to furnish much
of the music for organizations and vari
ous meetings In which the many people
of the South resident In Washington are
The Polyphonic Club has resumed its
weekly meetings for rehearsals for the
coming year. The club assembles on
Monday evenings at 8 o'clock at Carroll
Hall. In a street between Ninth and
Mr. R. Mills Sllby. who has recently
returned from a visit to his home in
England, gave a most Interesting talk to
the members at the laat meeting.
Severn! new Polyphonic compositions
were rehearsed. It Is hoped that the
organization will be able to rlva a
public concert in the near future.
There were several singers admitted to
membership "at the meeting. A review of
ine past season was made and the re
port was satisfactory and It Is hoped
the success will continue.
It Is the ouroose of the organization to
augment Its membership and thereby
admit all singers who are desirous of
Joining this song club.
Applications mav bo made at Carroll
Hall on Monday evenings, the regular
assembly night or dally from 11 to 5
Gold Coast' Colony Is the premier cocoa
Mrs. Horace Brock Declares
Partisan Politics Defeats
Work of Women.
STRENGTH IN UNION
Anti Leader Say Federation of Clubi
Recognize that "Indirect Influence"
Is Stronger Than Ballot
Br MHS, HORACE BROCK.
The extent to which the suffrage agita
tion Is dividing women Into Impotent
groups and factions Is becoming more
Increasingly evident each week. The
latest "war of the women" Is over the
indorsement of suffrage by the clubs.
The women's dubs were organized or
iginally to coalite the work of all the
feminine civic, social, and educational or
ganizations Into State and national fed
erations where women of every creed and
political opinion could harmoniously unite
for the common good. Before the wom
en's clubs were formed Into great federa
tions, much strength and efficiency was
wasted on account of the competitions
and contentions between various associa
tions, each with a religious or social pur
pose that conflicted with or merely dupli
cated the object of some other associa
tion. When the Federations were organized,
it was felt Imperative to keep all issues
on which sincere opinions differ on reli
gion or politics out of the general work
for civic and social betterment Without
the ballot and without the political temp
tation to Indulge in partisanship, women
have used the State and general federa
tions of women's clubs for the benefit
and advancement of civilization as well
as themselves and their children.
Broad Scope of Work.
Separate organizations have been
formed to meet almost every social
need of our country. Besides the associa
tions to stimulate art and literature, or
ganizations have been formed to do away
with child labor, to Increase civic clean
liness, and sanitation, to protect young
girls, to get better legislation for women
In Industry, to train women to better
knowledge of wifehood and motherhood,
or to means of self-support In womanly,
respectable, and pleasant occupations.
A list of the various women's organiza
tions which are at the forefront of our
general advancement would be too long
to print here without slighting many that
are worthy of special articles on their
activities alone. But the greatest and
most powerful asset to organized womn
In America has been their union on moral
and educational reforms. Independent of
sect and party.
The California Federation of Woman's
Clubs passed the following resolution
last May, after a three years experience
with noman suffrage In that State. "Re
solved. That we protest against using
the Influence and agencies of State and
District Federation to further partisan
and political Interests, and that we work
for the moral and educational movements
on which women stand practically
This then, is what womu suffrage does
to organized women Robs them of the
strength and unity of a non-partisan,
non-political moral and educational In
fluence which It would be a desecration
to attempt to count In ballot boxes.
These are not Idle statements. The his
tory of woman suffrage Is a record of
impotence to effect any of the great
measures which all women desire, though
the same political machinery and mani
pulation which Is used by men. Wyom
ing, with forty-five years of woman suf
frage, has remained the forty-seven Com
monwealth In our Union from 1S63 to tha
present day. Colorado, where women
have voted twenty-one jears. Is the only
State In the country that has had to be
put partially under martial law by the
Federal authorities twice In ten years to
safeguard Its sovereignty from anarchy
and riot and protest the lives of Its
women and children. Pennsylvania. West
Virginia, Michigan and Montana have
all had problems similar to Colorado's,
but In none of thes States has so much
corruption and Inefficiency In adminis
tration developed that the United States
government has had to take military ac
tion upon the protest of foreign coun
tries, as was done In Colorado last
spring. And the soldiers are still there
because the State with a generation of
"votes for women" Is incapable of self
government and must be run from
Washington like a Territory.
Montana, a neighboring State with the
same social and mining question to solve,
with Its chief city recently overrun with
anarchists and agitators bent on creat
ing another Colorado situation, has clear
ed up Its problems without Federal aid.
merely because, under male suffrage, no
administrative and mllltla scandals, pack
ed Juries and supine officials made na
tional Intervention necessary. It Is not
fair, you say, to blame the suffragists
for Colorado? But the Colorado people
themselves think It Is. Mr. J B. Malln.
of Denver, denounced "votes for women"
as directly responsible for the conditions
which brought about the anarchy which
makes the presence of Federal soldiers
In Colorado still necessary to preserve
order, four months after the Ludlow af
fair. And the New York Sun commented
on Mr. Malln's statements, editorially as
follows: "Perhaps the worst blow yet
struck at woman suffrage Is the asser
tion made by Mr. J. B. Malln. of Denver.
that It Is responsible for the condition of
armed Insurrection recently prevailing
In Colorado. The State government he
says Is weakened by twenty years of
woman suffrage, which has succeeded In
eliminating the strong and placing the
weak in office.' Whether Mr. Malln is
correct or not In his discrimination of
the cause, there can be no doubt as to
the fact The government of Colorado
has shown Itself weak to the level of
Imbecility. It must be borne In mind
that this Is one of the results of woman
suffrage, which Its opponents always
Colorado might still clear Itself from
blame, and the suffragists claim an alibi
were It not that State's second offense.
Its second failure In self-government
Has everybody forgotten 1904. and the
campaign Gen. Bell had to make in Colo
rado then to the same purpose, namely
the preservation of order In the mining
districts? Why has no other State gov
ernment under male suffrage failed so
miserably and so often as Colorado?
Better labor conditions are the chief
demand on which suffragists ask for the
vote. If we have worse labor conditions
in a State where women have voted
twenty-one years than anywhere else In
the country, who Is to Name?
SafTrasUts Steal Credit.
The suffragists attempt to focus every
reform and achievement made by women
Into an array of evidence of the necessity
of women's entry Into politics. In educa
tion, civic achievement and social status.
as well as protective legislation, women
have gained their ends without the vote.
Not only that but they have won better
laws, greater privileges and wider oppor
tunities through the moral Influence of
their United womanhood than they can
ever hope to realize as Imitators of men
In politics. ,
The politician, whether male or female.
Is limited by his party, and his power In
the community Is a thing that 4s esti
mated, counted, cartooned and Jeered at
. .oJsjoa-trinifrstJa pf,-n,ttgaer-8f-T!etaaha ,
can control at tha Dolls. Bat the we
I who pleads for reform, for childhood, for
womanhood or for peace is backed by tha
united- moral' strength ot every otner
woman in household, hamlet and home.
No man dares" question her sincerity or
call for a count before sanctioning her
moral measures and just reforms.
The women's dobs ot America exert a
stronger moral Influence on public opinion
than any of the political parties. Men
cannot be found with temerity enough to
dare oppose- any measure advocated by
all womenv Yet the Socialist 'alone
could poll more votes than all the club
women. The history of suffrage States
reveals no name of any woman made con
spicuous by power obtained through the
exercise of the ballot The suffragists
themselves must select their leaders la
States where women have attained honor,
recognition and social power by "Indirect
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw Is even now us
ing her "Indirect influence" In California
and Colorado, trying to stem the tide of
public condemnation of tha Congressional
Union's militant methods. Dr. Shaw has
no vote In these States neither have the
union leaders who are also using "indi
rect Influence" on public opinion against
her. And the women who have the ballot
in Colorado and- California present the
sorry spectacle of being helpless In their
own communities, ot calling on the
national suffrage president to use her
"Indirect influence" to counteract that of
the Congressional Union.
Can anything more, fully exhibit the
foUy of "votes for women." Then. too.
do we need the factionalism and Inter
nal strife between the National Suffrage
Association and the Congressional Union.
the various melting pots, blacklists, and
other hysterical "stunts" the suffragists
Indulge, to convince us that the whole
movement is that of disintegration, di
vision, and political partition? Just this
'ast week another Independent organiza
tion of suffragists was formed on semi
national lines to give office and political
opportunity to a third small band of
women who think they want to "run"
something like men do.
This waa the Southern States suffrage
conference, which is pretending to pro
tect the Democrats from the fierce on
slaught of the Congressional Union's
4.000 members, led. as Ida Husted Har
per says, by a "Pankhurst trained mili
tant" Do any of these suffrage organi
zations pretend to be Interested In any
thing else but the ballot? Have any one
of them ever faithfully stood by any real
reform advocated by all women? They
have officially denied ever having taken
any stand whatever on the liquor ques
tion, and not one State has ever gone
"dry" by women's vote, though temper
ance women have won eleven State-wide
prohibition campaigns by their moral In
fluence on the votes ot men. Not only
that but no suffragist even takes the
trouble to be absolutely honest in her
pleas for "votes for women." Do the
women who claim that "8.000,000 women
workers demand the ballot" ever tell you
that there are only 8.073,000 feminine
workers over ten years of age In every
gainful occupation In America, or that
4.KS.3T7 of that number are engaged In
agricultural pursuits and domestic serv
ice, or that 2.11331 are negroes' Do
the persons who tell you that "4.000,000
women vote now" confess that the total
number of women enfranchised In the
nine full suffrage States. 1.WU53, Is 115.
Mi lss than the mature feminine popu
lation of the single State of Pennsyl
vania. Keep the Troth Concealed.
Do the pleaders that women have gone
out of the home and therefore need the
ballot ever tell you that of the 24.5SS.754
women of voting age In the United States
20.515.S32 ere or have been married, and
are keeping house In 17.SO5.00O separate
homes where our 20,-55,565 families are
under the direct social Influence of
women? Do the suffragists ever an
nounce that Colorado defeated prohibi
tion November 5. 1912, by a majority of
40.837 votes, 1K.774 ballots being cast for
the saloons? Do they tU you that If
only 58 per cent of the. 213.CS Colorado
women over twenty-one had voted for
temperance at that election It would
have won by 6,012 votes without a single
male ballot In Its favor?
Why do the suffragists conceal these
facts and figures, ignore tha record ot
suffrage States and attempt to gain their
ends solely by spectacular sensational
Ism and the packing of conventions where
woman suffrage Is "slipped through." as
they call !t. with the same hysteria, emo
tionalism and disregard for study, so
briety and common sense that charac
terizes the "votes for women" agitation
whether waged In England or America?
Would any other organization of women
dare to compare our sex with criminals.
idiots ard paupers as the feminists do
j constantly In order to incite unrest and
I The most serious social problem we
I ha e today is this same unrest of women
called feminism, an agitation which is a
constant menace to marriage and moth
erhood, and the supreme plea for a sel
1 fish sex Individualism that would, sacri
I flee all the homes In America as burnt
offerings to the heedless hysteria called
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