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WOMEN AS VOTERS.
How the Rights of Franchise Are Ex.
ercised in Colorado.
New York Sun.
The charge that women helped t<
do the ballot box stuffing that electe
Congressman Shafroth of Colorado
has revived the whole subject of wo
man suffrage. Suifragists and anti
suffragists have hurled accusatioi
-after accusation at each other, newt
papers have been swamped with com
munications and every sort of testi
mony has been heard from the glit
tering generality of the suffrage lead
er to the postive *I saw her do it
of the actual witness of the direfi
About any assertion that one
,chooses to make about woman sui
frage can find a proving instance ir
Colorado. If he wants to prove tha1
the proportion of educated womer
who vote is above tha: of the ignoran,
he can point out community aftei
community where such is the case
If he wants to show that the womei
of the latter type are the only one:
who vote in numbers he can find stili
if he wishes to show that a towi
has been purified morally and beauti
fied physical!y by its women voters
he can put his finger on that town
And again. his opponent in the ar
gument can point to towns thai
were cleaner in every way before wo
men received the ballot.
About the only thing that can be
positively proved by Colorado in
stances is that the ten years oi woma.
suffrage in that state have proved ab
solutely nothing. As one woman. a
-woman who. by the way. has yet tc
- cast her first vote. said:
'Ten years is not a very long time.
by no means long enough to form the
basis of but one true answer to sc
grave and many sided a question.
Women in Col,rado. in the use they
have made-and not made- of theii
political power have helped-and ther
they have hindered."
The matter arouses a great deal
more interest outside of the state than
it does in it. The right of the ballot
has not created an interest in using
Apout the same number of women
vote in Colorado as are struggling tot
the right of vote in New York. All
the others go serenly on their way,
and after the excitement is over re
mark surprisedly over the breakfast
"Why. yesterday was election day,
The women engaged. or even inter
ested in politics in Colorado. form. a
very small part of the total feminine
population. and of these the aspirants
for political office are surprisingly
few. The women who vote do so for
about the same reasons that they
would here if they cotild get the
A few of thema have earnest convic
tions on the subject of suffrage, and
use their power conscientiously and
consistently. A few of them vote be
*cause their church or club society has
endorsed a certain measure and pledg
ed their support. but more than all
the others vote because their his
bands or fathers tell them to.
Of all the women of Colorado who
vote for conviction's sake there is
none more thoroughly convinced thau
Mrs. Elizabeth Cass Ledyard G7od
dard, of Colorado Springs. Mrs. Goa
dard belongs to the Goddards o1
Providence and the republican party,
and both arc equally dear to her heart.
After these two things in her affec
tions come dogs. Not pet dogs. shC
does not own a single one. buit the
-stray mangy. street dog. wvithi the city
-dogcatcher for his hereditary foe.
No dogs are ever killed in Coloradc
'Springs for lack of a dog tas
Mrs Goddard pays for them alt
Whenever a stray dog is picked up
Mrs. Goddard is immediately notifiec
by rephone, and, no matter what
her engagements may be. she post:
iown to the city pound. pays the re
quired fee, sees Mr. Doggie equipped
with collar and tag. and then returns
home again. Every year she pay:
.he tax on more than a hundred dog!
of carious degrees of orneriness.
Mrs. Goddard is the leader of the
Colorado Springs women, both social
Ky and politcally. As Mrs. Goddard
votes, so do all the women of her set
Not to vote or to vote other than the
republican ticket is to be put on he:
A woman of many social and philan
lir.pi inere, se drops them all
when election time comes around anc
devotes herself exclusively to the bus
inss, of vote getting. She does not
gi out among the poorer classes oi
women or even out of her own partic
ular set. But for the votes of that
set she pledges herself, and never
once has she ever failed to deliver
It is probable that not one of her
friends would exercise the privilege oi
voting if it were not for this energeti:
woman. She makes a social issue of
it. and so great is her authority thai
no one dares stand against it.
Mrs. Goddard is purely disinterest
ed. She has neVer held or will she
hold a public office, nor will she con
sent to use her influence for appoint
ments. She believes in women in
public office. but she does not care
for ofice herself. Her own activities
in oftice holding are limited to the Co
Tl,nial Dames. the Daughters of the
American Revolution and similar or
Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford is to Den
ver what Mrs. Goddard is to Coloradc
Springs. but in a less degree, as she
has not Mrs. Goddard's social influ
ence. Mrs. Bradford is personally
She has been a candidate for vai
ious state offices, has served in sever
al appointive political offices, ana
'deep down in her heart she cherishe!
an ambition to go to congress. or to
attain some post of authority -thai
would make her a leader in her statt
and a power in politics. She is now
president of the State Federation of
Women's clubs, a post of no little im
portance since all of its members are
It is said of the Colorado womeu
that since they gained the right o
suffrage they have gone about wnin
a ballot in their hands. flourishing it
under the noses of any one whc
chanced their way. In reality Colora
do wonen do not take so much trou
ble over the matter.
The proportion of women holding
office in the state is but little higher
than that of states having a morc
lniited suffrage. At different times
women have been candidates for lieu
tenant-governor, for presidential elec
tor. for state senator. and for various
less important offices. but at present
the state officeholders are limitd to a
few members of the lower house of
the legislature. the various state char
itable boards, and the superintendents
of public instruction.
Mrs. Helen R. Grenfal was elected
state superintendent of public in
struction by the democrats, but so
capable did she prove herself that at
the close of her term her reelection
was not contested by the republicans.
About 59 per cent of the county suy
erintendents are women, and about
the same percentage are members of
Anthony And Cleopatra.
When Cleopatra was a queen
She dwelt in splendid pomp:
A giddier gal was nev-er seen
She was the village romp.
She met Mark Antony one day
WVhen he blew in from Rome.
And for her, so historians say.
lHe left his happy home.
HeI moved his Saratoga trunk
To Cleopatra's tlat:
She called hinm "Anty" (this was
He called her "Pat."
i wasn't there but I heard
They carried on just frightful:
The climax, it may be inferred.
Was not at all delightful.
M\arc's neighbors hack in dear old
Begani to knock and knife.
Until the go-ssip reached his home
And exercised his wife.
Then Mlarc committed suicide.
A reckless thing to do:
And Cleopatra cried
A\nd then remarked. "Here too."
She sent to Keely's for a snake
And let it bite like fury,
The coroner arranged a wvake
And hustled tip a jury.
"Is that your mule?" asked the
man who was going fishing.
" Yassir." said the colored man. who
was sitting on o log by the road.
"Does he kick?"
-"Deed. mistuh. he ain't go no caus'.
jto kick. He's gittin' his own way
-right along. I'm de one dat's havin
The Onward March of the Nation
During a Period of Forty
Walter J. Ballard writes the New
York Sun that from 1863 to 1903 the
United States have made the progress
From $174,ooo.ooo to' $873.000.000
in agricultural products exported.
From $41,ooo,ooo to $407.000.000 in
From $6,ooo.ooo to $39,ooo.ooo in
mining products exported..
From $9.ooo.,ooo to $58.ooo.ooo inj
forest products exported.
From 33,000,000 to 82,000.000 In Pop
From $17,ooo,ooo,ooo to $1oo,ooo.
ooo.ooo total national wealth-.
From 2.ioo,ooo to 6,ooo,ooo farms.
From $8.5oo.ooo.ooo to S22,000.000.
ooo total value of farm property.
From $1,500.000.000 to $4,500.000.000
annual value of farm products.
From 10000,000 to 250.000.000 tons
of coal produced annually.
From a few thousand to over io.
ooo,ooo tons of steel produced.
From 23,oG0,000 to 2,900,000,000 gal-i
Ions of petroleum produced.
From less thtan i,ooo,ooo to over 14.
ooo,ooo tons of pig iron produced.
From 7,500 to 275,ooo tons of coppen
From less than 15,ooo to 525,ooo
From less than 1,500,000 to over 6,
ooo,ooo factory workers.
From $400,ooo.ooo to over $3,000,000
ooo factory wages and salaries yearly.
From S2.ooo.00o.ooo to over $14.000,
ooo.ooo in factory products yearly.
From $47.000,000 to S82.000.000
w. rth of gold produced.
From a few thousand dollars to
over $7,o00.ooo worth of silver pro
From 4.800.000 (r86o) to io.ooo
ooo bales of cotton produced.
From Sii5.ooo.ooo (86o) to nearly
$400.oo.ooo worth of cottons manu
From $.2; to St.300 national wealtm
From Si.25o.ooo.oo tO 2.500.cO.OOu
t,tal value of farm animals.
From $2o4.ooo.ooo to Sr.o25.ooo.ooo
From $243.ooo.000 to $i.420,000,
ooo total exports.
From $2,248,ooo,ooo (1867) down to
$914,000,000 public debt.
From 146,ooo,ooo (1866) down to
$25,ooo,ooo annual interest charges.
From $4.12 (1866) down to 32 cents
annual interest charge per capita.
From a storm tossed, war swept.
disunited country, to a peaceful. pro
gressive, united union.
THE BODY GROWS SHORT.
People Lose Three Inches From
Their Height Between 50
"WXhat are the proportions of the
ideal human body?" The vexed ques
tion has never been answered conclu
A corollary of it is this: "What are
the proportions of the average heal
thy man or woman as we find them?"
Not even to this has a reply been
However., we are approaching it.
Scientists have made myriads or
measurements of the stature of man,
and some of them are quoted by Fleet
Surgeon Williams .n the annual re
port on the health of the navy. just
To begin with. the boy when born
is about half an inch taller than the
girl. This difference is maintained till
near the age of 13. when, in this coun
try and America. the average girl is
taller and heavier than the boy. This
halting, so to speak. on the part of
the male is speedily recovered, and
he again outruns the female in size.
At the period of full developement,
the man's average height. comlparea
withi the wouman's average, is as 16 to
Bohmen and women maintain
their maximum height i'ntil the age
of tifty years. when they begin to
grow shorter. until at 9o they have
lost three inches.
The reason for this dwindling is
attributed to the sinking of the soft
parts between the bones and to the1
stoop gradually acquired by old peo-.
Johnny-"Maw's always talkin'
about a hygienic diet. What is a hy
gienic diet?" Tommy-"It's any
ki:nd of diet yo don't like!"
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ing linen for 40 cents. I have some
0 other good things. J. WILSON GIBBES, *
Typewaiters', Office Supplies, etc.
1 1334 Main Street, Columbia, S. C.
HUDGENS BROS., LAURENS, S. C.
Foundry, Machine Shops and
We are selling agents for the Rapid Fill Hay
Press, which has proven to be the best press
on the market at the price. These Presses
can be seen at Mr. G. M. B. Epting's cotton
We now employ one of the best Architects in the
South, and are prepared to furnish Plans and Specifi
cations to any who contemplate building.
ull line. Castings a nd suppl ies kept i n
The mail puts you next door to us.
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. ..'MILLINERY . 3
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