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THE SUFFRAGE DAILY NEWS
)Iontana State Fair Edition
Governments Derive Their Just Power From the Consent of the Governed
NUMBER FIVE HELENA, MONTANA, SEPTEMBER 26, 1914. FIVE CENTS
PARADE GREAT SUCCESS
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, the Veteran Leader,
and Jeannette Rankin Headed the Pro
cession for Woman's Cause.
MOST SIGNIFICANT EVER SEEN IN THE N. W.
Women Riders and Beautifully Decorated Automobile Floats
Followed the Long Procession as it Wended Its Way
Down the Crowded Thoroughfaire.
The most significant parade ever
seen in the northwest was staged
last night when the long procession
of marchers, with yellow banners
'floating in a blaze of golden light,
passed down the main street of the
capital city. Thousands ranged along
the streets on either side as the long
procession, fully a mile in extent,
swept down 'between the crowd
ranks of spectators.
The Anaconda band led the parade
and the Helena band brought up the
rear. The American flag, borne by
a little girl and a iboy of the same
height, headed the procession. The
flag was the silken banner which
was carried by Jeannette Rankin
tiri &agn th e ~iftire M-toftnani caZti
paign, and, carried by the two chil
dren, was symboilcal of Old Glory
being carried on to further heights
by the coming man and woman
Then came the venerable Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, veteran and leader in
the ranks of equal suffrage for 40
years, accompanied Iby Jeannette
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Rankin, leader in the cause in Mon
Following came the representation
of all the states in the union, the
enfranchised states represented by
girls dressed in white bearing the
national banner, one girl for each
of the ten states. Then the partial
suffrage states, whose gray banner
was borne by women all in drab.
And last .:I this section came the
remainder of the states-all black
and with a black 'banner. The cam
paign states of 1914 and of 1915, were
also represented Iby banner.
In the next section the huge ban
ner fully ten feet square, which
read, "We demand an amendment to
tile t'OEststtUtTtrTITr tTlTftdi e-"STates
enfranchising women," was carried
by two young women. Montana
counties were next in line and every
county was represented by at least
two people bearing banners. Then
came the cities of the state, and
some splendid banners were shown.
Livingston, Great Falls, Butte, Hel
ena, Chinook, Culbertson, Big Tim
ber, Forsyth and Chinook had espe
cially elaborate b)anners.
A number of organizations were in
line-the Electrical Workers' Union,
the Clerks' Local Union of Great
Falls, the Boy Scouts, the Men's
Equal Suffrage League, headed by
Wellington Rankin, and many more
men who announced that they were
"just men" and had come to march.
But the striking feature of the
whole affair was the fact that nearly
every woman in the parade - and
there were hundreds - wore the
graceful yellow costume prepared for
the occasion by the skillful hands of
willing workers. With the quaint
yellow bands, each ibearing the
words, "Votes ror Women," which
were worn as a headdress, the effect
was beautiful and artistic.
Dressed in a native Indian costume
Mrs. Helen Fitzgerald marched as
Sacajawea, the first Montana suf
Two mounted marshals, Mrs. Kady
Potter and Mrs. W. H. Duncan, both
Helena women, made a splendid ap
pearance as they directed the move
ments of the parade. Mrs. Harvey
Colt, Mrs. Bertha Rosenberg, Miss
Mary Stewart, Miss Gracia Erickson
and 'Miss Mary O'Neill assisted by
taking charge of various sections.
The many banners which were dis
played were worthy of special notice.
A group of children carried a large
in red letters on a white ground,
"We want our mothers to vote." An
other, borne by a group of men,
stated plainly, "Nobody votes but
father." And still another (proclaimed
to the spectators, "Mother, dear
mother, come vote for me now."
Another group of children carried an
effective banner labeled simply, "The
MISS MARY STEWART, MISSOULA.
Miss Stewart, Dean of Women at
the University of Montana, is a
cultivated and efficient woman, espe
cially equipped for the high position
accorded her in educational and pub
lic life. She is a fine public speaker
and a devoted advocate of equal
voice of the children." Two men
carried a large blue banner lettered
in white which stated, "Politics gov
ern the milk supply-not outside the
home but inside the baby." Each
Boy Scout wore a band which said,
"I want my mother to vote."
The Helena band furnished the
music near the rear of the parade
and in the center two women buglers
froa Butta helped.. jwit. ,tl'e. martial
And still the parade came on
women riders, beautifully decorated
automobile floats and many other
autos bringing up the rear. From
start to finish the parade was one
long, victorious processional. The
crowds on either side accorded the
most respectful attention, breaking
forth in applause as each new sec
tion appeared. On to the auditorium
the marchers wended their way and
broke ranks at the doorway for the
crowd to pass in.
Governor and Mrs. S. V. Stewart
reviewed the parade from: their own
automobile, which was stationed at
a convenient point.
And in this way the women of
Montana have expressed their desire
and their hope that this may be the
first and the last demonstration of
the kind ever held in this state, be
cause they feel assured that the men
of the state will grant them "Votes
for Women" this fall.
WHAT THE ANTIS SAY?
Now, Wha' d' y' Mean?
1. Where women have had the
ballot, they have made a failure of
2. Women don't use their ballot
where they have it.
3. Women will vote just as their
husbands tell them to vote, and it
will only double the count.
4. Women will not vote as their
husbands do and will break up the
.:. Women have so muntnh to keep
them in the home that they won't
go out to vote.
;. Women will leave the homne and
hang around legislative lobbies all
7. It is not modest for women to
go to the polls.
8. Women can get what they want
by lobbying; they don't need the
SUFFRAGISTS MET THE TRAINS.
All the week sutfragists of the
Helena organization met trains at
the depot and gave aid and informa-'
tion to all who asked .it. Their as
sistance was invaluable.
Everybody is Wel
come at the Suffrage
Headquarters, at the
Sign of the Yellow
Banner, Main Street,
below Sixth Avenue.
Rest Room for Wq
men and Children.
Reading and Writing
Free Public Steno
Come and Register,
and Make Yourselves
Make Arrangements for
Marching in the