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Women in Present Campaign Have Their First Fight
FOL A LA FOLLKTTE,
Artres* and SuffrtfUt Stumper.
Artrrsa ion atnmplng; for aiiffragn.
MRS. ERNEST THOMPSON SBTOJf,
SnRreaUt Leader, Beak Deels aer aad
Mrs. aukwatmcm n. iiactcat,
ItfeicW Leaser, leeieer Wesses as**
MRS. O. H. P. BeXMOHT,
??ntety mm* mjtmtm
AKUA HOWARD SHAW,
Gammilf ?*!-1?of *?* Ammxo?
MUUob mmt" mm* Sm*rm*Wt Orator.
BY JOHN EUHETH WATKIXS. i
W1MAN. lovely woman, is malting |
a tremendous splash in this j
In none other has she had so much
influence, done so much work, had so,
much at stake.
I have just enjoyed an interesting
morning at the headquarters of tiie
National American Women Suffrage
Association. This central office of all
American suffragists and suffragettes
occupies a suite of rooms seventeen
floors above 5th avenue, and nearly
opposite the new and magnificent pub?
lic library. As i stepped from the
elevator Into the hall I faced a long I
?space of wall upon which were posted ,
numerous cartoons, newspaper clip- J
pings, posters and placards beaxing j
upon the " cause.'' To the right and I
left opened doorways lettered with the
titles of the various officers of th*
Mas? Sag/ragette Bessttee.
Tour mind's eye plays you false if it
still pictures the American suffragist
leaders as a prim and precise **prunes
and prisms" personages with spectacles
'On nose, with shiny, bilious visage,
with hair plastered down, whacked
back and coiffured in the fearsome j
"hickory nut"?a formidable, charm
less creature of mannish attire, who]
might be either coming or going, you j
couldn't tell which, if her head were
turned hard to port or star-board.
The accompanying portraits of suf?
fragist leaders in the present cam?
paign give the lie to any mind's eye so
far behind the times a?"to conjure up
such a vision of unloveliness.
Were I to flash before your unsus- j
pecting gaze rhe entire collection of!
portraits ef suffragette officers and j
leaders which they keep there at j
headquarters you would. I warrant,
call them exhibits in a beauty con-1
test, or the woman editor's "lay out"I
Vor her 8anday fashion page. More of'
these personalities later. Let mo give
ynu an idea of what these fair poli-J
tlcians are working for in this three-J
?cornered campaign of ours.
First let me make it emphatic and!
?rlear?just ss it was made to me?that I
this Xat'onal Woman Suffrage organ
i/.ation is a non-partisan body. Its
officers, as officers of its organisation
w ould not talk po?ti. s witli me in fav?
or .if or against any candidate, be he
republican, democrat or bull moose.
The only campaign which this great
society recognizes, officially is a cam?
paign for the right of equal suffrage,
whether it comes from one of these,
partiex or another.
Banner s>uBJraartat Year. ?
More states will vote on woman suf?
frage in November than on any pre?
vious election day in our history. Five
commonwealths, by the ballots of
their men. will decide this issue. They I
are Michigan. Wisconsin, Kansas, Art- |
zona and Oregon, which has already j
defeated the proposition six times, in-1
eluding last November. Again it is j
submitted to the people on an in ilia- j
tlve petition, as it is also in Arizona, j
in the other staies the legislatures'
have, by act, submitted the question I
to the voters.
At suffrage headquarters the leaders
sre undaunted by their defeat in Ohio, I
September 3, when two votes against
their cause were cast against each vote '
for It. They point to the fact that j
mjre men voted for women suffrage in!
Ohio than any of the six states which
had previously adopted the equal
franchise, and they find cheer in the
fact that by methods, which were
adopted by the election which they
can resubmit their cause to the people
at an early date.
Women fr>m all over the country
are, I am told, offering their services
to help win the five states that will
vote on equal suffrage next month.
And headquarters is being deluged
with inquiries from all countries of
the world, even India, concerning; the
coming fight. Each of the big New
York papers has assigned to the fight
a reporter who calls at national suf?
frage headquarters dally, and 1,800
newspapers are regularly receiving bul?
letins from the press chairman. Miss
Caroline I. Reilly.
tlaay Aetreaaea Lead Movement.
Remarkable is the number of ac?
tresses leading or participating in this
battle of our amazons. One of the'
most indefatigable of these Is Fola La
Follette, who a few months ago mar?
ried George Mlddleton. the dramatist.
Having worked hand for the cause on
the hustings throughout OWo. she Is
now with her father (the senator)
and mother, stumping her native Wis?
Another young actress now on the
stump In the same cause is Imifl i Ice
Forbes-Ttobertson. She is a aBsm
daughter of Joseph Knight. FZTS. A..
the best known art and dramatic critic
of his day. who was also celebrated
as the editor of "Notes and Queries."
T/ondon. She is the daughter -of the
well known English actor. Ian For
bes Robertson, and the nleee of tboj
famous Shakespearean actor. Johnson
Forbes-Robertson who Is more cele?
brated in this country, and with whom |
she has played Ophelia and Desdemons.
besides appearing with Sir Henry Ir?
ving. Sir Charles Wyndham and Sir
John Hare. She came to America with
PT. MASONIC TEMPLE 2
Wittadmit100 to this
Hoosier Cabinet Club
How the Club will
Tm so dar? to see \-o?i He*-. I've
jo*T received m\ new Hrn^jer. See
when ! r,ull <-.:JT ti le it lock,
so I tan actsBssS -it down at mv
Whrr the tr.p ?? dra*n our it
give*- m? rvn : -? -o-.m rhtn mv
?id kitchen fa Me. and. do \ nu
know, thi? taf?Ic top is pure alumi?
num It ?ar.'f r-j?t <rd nothing
sticks to it. It i? r.ne ? r kneading
Now look at thr>- <-ugar bin.
When I t?kr out one scoopful an
'?theT flows dow n ?alwax - read\.
Sot. just like thi* Yes. the scoop
neit aith the cabinet.
The ?ugar bin i- made of ru*t
pf-of metal and fills from the top
here Yes. just like the flour hin
ort the ?'her tide. The first sugar
in i? the rr?r *ugar out.
Here is the dish cupboard. You
sec. even while sitting I can reach
up to the highest >helf. It is a
whole lot different than walking
hark and forth for everything,
You have no ides the things I
can store away in here. Some
es I have as many as forty pack?
ages on the lower shelf alone. It
dioes save mile> of steps.
See how easily I can take it apart
for cleaning. Simple, isn't it?
There is no place for dirt to lodge
anywhere. That is why the Hoo?
sier keeps so fresh and dean all the
time. I can roll it up to the win?
dow or onto the porch if I like,
and let sunshine into every corner.
The Hoosier is the most sanitary
Only You and 99 Other Women Can Join for a Single Dollar
Will Yoo Be a Hoosier" Member?
Mow rr.arx tiroe? daily do you walk around vour
hrt< hen' from your range to your ki'rhen table;
from ></or pantry to your sink, and then to your
You have seen in the abase pkture how many
m V> ? f ??ep? the flurasfi saves you Think of
hsvmg yc<jr work table! Yoor panvn Your
kitrhen cupboard?romhined in one sprit' Yoor
sah at ynur finger tip.! Yosv pans and dishes at
arm's length! Your sperr?, flour and ?a*ar under
fmm hand' Thank of the hundreds of needks?
?*epe the Hooastr Cabinet wowhf save yon by hav
mS} en erything centied m one epot
Ho you wonder that the. jsand?. of worner, al
over America are r Umoring for this marvelous labor
saving Hoosier Cabinet on the remarkably easy
club terms of SI 00 a week? Do you wonder that
oar elutmeat is limited to a paltry 100 teblagf ?
No Lsbant m the world mjmm the
the only cabinet endorsed by the
trig post. Ladies' Home Journal. Good
ing. and tbousa.eds of America's Burnt am Science
Schoos??s cabinet on whkh the price at rigidry
hard by the msassfsrtatrr to give you the beaeac
of the few enst of msnnfscluie -^md fSeHsery *h
you immediately fee $1 00 Bat hsnvyl Don't
delay' Join now and he glad the rest of your We.
100 homes In and about Richmond will have a
"MODEL" iCtchen through the medium of Ryan
Smith's great "HOOSIER Cabinet Club Plan.
Thai is the only opportunity, Hooarhneners of this
city, you will have this year to JOIN a real big "HOO?
SIER" Kitchen Cabinet Club on the liberal mem?
bership terms of f 100 weekly.
The dob plan differs grsatfy from any other t
we ever conducted, because it is ander the duett
supexvanon of THE HOOSIER MFG. CO.
The plan enables every eat to own a Hoosier
Cabcaet right away and begin saving one to two hours
every day from the vary hrst, A half miflioa won
own Hoosier CsMaeta, The demand m so gras? oa
the rlub plan that The Hooaier Mfg. Co.
Here is the Club
Plan in a Nutshell
of women al emir Assencs. who, like
sabers of Ryan. Sain ?i Co.* dak, are
t unity li
Ellen Terry four year, ago, and
while speaking for woman's suffrage
a couple of seasons hack met Swin?
burne Hale, a New York lawyer, whom
she lately married, She is the author
of two plays, which have been pro?
duced in London, and Is a lecturer of
Other Suffragette actresses no?
leading their support to the fight for
equal franchise in the five states
mentioned are Julia Marlowe, Ethel
B&rrymore, Minnie Maddern Fiake and
Edith Wynne Mathewaon. You would
not believe that any of these foot
Ibght stars would suffer from atage
fragilt while addressing a suffrage
meeting, but such is the case with
Julia Marlowe. When aaked why she
did not come upon the stage during
a recent suffragist meeting that she
waa attending ahe confessed to such
weakness, which, she said, overtook
her when she ventured beyond bet
well studied lines.
Bosse Bellte ef Great Wealth.
Among the great beauties now to be
found at the bead and front of this
amazon horde, fighting for equal rights
with men. Is Miss Inez Milholland of
New York and London. She is the
daughter of John E. Milholland, the
wealthy pneumatic tube magnate, re?
former and Journalist ot New York
and London. After having been partly
educated in London. Parts and Berlin,
she graduated at Vaaaar. where she
organised a woman suffrage club.
When this organisation was refused a
meeting place by the prealdent of the
college she rallied her supporters la
a neighboring cemetery. Since her
graduation she has resigned as a queen
of fashion and sechs! leader on both
sides of the Atlantic.- and has devoted
cons Jerable time < to athletics. Al?
though the daughter of a millionaire,
ahe is now studying, law at the New
York University. During the famoua
strike of the shirt waist girls she did
picket duty In their interest, and was
arrested, but when brought into
court acted as her own attorney.
Last May. gowned all in white and
bearing a banner, this spirited girl
headed the celebrated woman suf?
frage parade la New York. Recently,
when asked why she waa working so
strenuously for suffrage, she stated,
with other reasons:
"One doesn't want to bo oat of any
game that promises so mach spirited
fighting, fun, good fellowship sad suc?
She is bow oa the stump In Wis?
consin, where sirs Is working shoulder
to shoulder with another young New
York beauty of much the same type.
Mrs. Crystal Eastman Benedict, who
*lso comes from a family of reform?
ers, her father. Rev. Samuel E. East?
man, and mother. Rot. AnnXs F. East?
man, both having bean ministers of
the gospel while her brother. M
Essfmss. is a lecturer oa reform
themes. Some time ago Sirs. Benedict
was appointed as the only woman
member of the New "fork liability
Other SSSJaSj women whom Dr.
na Howard Shaw, commander-is -chief
of this amazon force, counts amoung
her SoM marshals aad generals are
ears. O. H. P. Belmont of New York,
soother of tbe Duchess of Marlboro ogh;
Sirs. Stanley McOormlck of Chicago
and Boston, a daughter-in-law ef the
harvester magnate: Mrs James Lees
LeJdlaw. g New York beauty whs
buebaad hi secretary of the "New York
Meals Leageis for Women Suffrage;'
Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay, wife of tbe
cable nssarnsts. aad Mrs Ernest Th omp
soa Setoa. daughter of Albert Gatlatia
sod wife of tbe Illustrator.
Mrs Relmoat aas subscribed gen?
erously to th* war chest that is sup
PjBSaff the Sew states* fight, white
Mrs. McOsrmlek aad Mrs LeJdlaw are
the aud<tors of th* national organisa?
Mrs. Mackay faee Katberluc Doer),
aa other great beauty, was tbe found?
er aad first snsHsat of the Equal
Franchise Society of Mew York City,
"he St as author of talsat a
the vice- president of
ia else a jrrUoT as wed at
a boob dessgser Before be*
writ er aad as Parts oorresp -mdent for
Americas papers. aaS stare betois
lag tbe wife of the illustrator has de?
voted bar spare iisnsts to seshrs
hag book covers sad Utle pages.
Th* pi tlssat of the aatlsaal aseo
?ttis. Dr. Asss Howard Skew, who
m both a sMsjstjar sad a
the wife it Governor 8tubb?. and tho
treasurer the wife of the editor. Wil?
liam Alien White. Another woman
suffragist now pounding- away ham?
mer and tongs at bleeding Kansas
is Miss Laura Clay of Kentucky. S>
daughter of the celebrated Casslus M.
In Michigan?one of the five states
to vote on this issue this fall?the
equal suffragists have the governor on
their side, while the. atate grangs. the
most powerful organization in tho
commonwealth, haa in the field a com?
mittee of women who are question?
ing each candidate and canvassing
It will be surprising to many that
woman suffrage has been defeated so
often hitherto in Oregon, which be?
cause of its adoption of so many new
isms has sometimee been dubbed th*
'New Zealand of the New World" and
the "sociological laboratory of the na?
The proposition after being defeated
nearly 3 to 1 in 1881 came within a
very narrow margin of winning at th*
next test, in 1900. At the three sub?
sequent tests it has not made nearly
so good a showing. In 190? the vote
was 47.075 to 36.?Ol; In 1908. 5MT0 to
38.8S8, and In mo. S8.4&? to .?.200.
Me* Organise to Help.
In addition to the woman suffragists
themselves, two interesting factions are
at work In their campaign of this
autumn. One la a new, nation-wide
and friendly organizatl on of men.
known as the National Men's League
for Woman suffrage, which has not
yet oho*en a president, but whose sec?
retary la Omar R. Oarwood. assistant
district attorney of Denver, who is now
helping the suffragettes of Kansas.
This league Is affiliated with an inter?
national organization of the same name,
whose president is Sir John Cotton, of
England. Th* other faction in question
la the likewise new National Associa?
tion Opposed to Woman Suffrage, whoso
president Is Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, of
New York and ander whose motherly
wing are seven or more State organi?
zations, officered by such women as Mrs.
Elihu Boot, wife of the New York
Senator, and Mrs. Richard Watson
Gilder, widow of th* editor of the Cen?
When I asked st woman suffrage
headquarters whether militant meth?
ods would be resorted to in any el
the five Stats* now in the balance. X
got this reply, prompt and emphatic:
The only militant methods used in
equal suffrage campaigns in this coun?
try are resorted to by the opponents of
Weeses at Party WlSSgssiliis.
As I said, this groat campaign as
I waged by the national body of equal
suffragists U purely non-partisan But
bar* in New York I find a corps et
sufrrsoretten co-operating with each
of th* big parties' national committee*.
Concerning these Dr. Anna Shaw aaS
her generals vouchsafe ao information.
Republican Chairman Hille*'* chlet
woman campaign general, who ha* aa
office with him la the Time* Building.
Is Miss Helen Vsrtck Boswell. who
ranks as "chairman or the women's
committee." She Is a New York woman*
noted for skill as an organizer, and a
suffragist who already during the cam
Pslgn for equal franchise has stumped}
the Middle West with her chief sesis
taot. Mlas Mary Wood, secretary of
This woman's department of the Taft
committee is also assisted by sn sd
Jiswry board presided over by Mr*
Nelson Herrick Henry, who, during th*
present year, organised th* woman's is
dnstrial exhibition at th* Grand Cen?
tral Palace and acted aa chairman of
tn*?roman's Titanic relief committee.
The Ball Moose party has three wo?
man national committeemen. Miss
franc** A Pell or. of New York. Miss
Jea* Addama of niinota. and airs. Isa?
bel W. Blaaey. who was a California
Qeiegate to the aetlowai rresrrensl.s
?mv?ntl?o. Miss Keil or. who has
of the women* bureau, at na?
tional campaign headquarter*. kB s as
"7* CMambaa. Ohio, sad a graduate
of the Cornell Law School. After fin
law com se she stasis*
525*2 ** *** Darversrty of Chicago.
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?rork and ktadrad actJritlea among wo
meet TZL 5S5S5 ???*?
^ -?*ss fflissoi Bsrilssa. grand
?ess*jt*r of William Lloyd Oerrtevn.
^ e^easa *?*S* is at national Democratic
? , ^ * ****** campaign gen
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jjtjeJs^-arssMsts* of the W*o*sn. Na
?*? I* a wesJthy**t^l^mZmml^ll
at one trme sat ?rsiHiai f tke ex***
*** Albsrta Rtn, "wworT' w* a.
ssaiasd ra her native A*etr*<u. wbasm
eajey SaH State asRraa-k^^