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WHEAT FIELDS OP THE BITTER ROO'. S .
(Picture by Inter Mountain.) Wide Waving Fields of Grain Spread in Every Direction in the Beautiful Bitter Root Valley, Where the Members of the Montana Uress Association Had Their Outing Early This Week-Timber and Pruit, Added to the Farming Industry, Make the Bitter Root a Place Where the Laboring Man and the Investor of Capital are Sure of Splendid Returns. COMING CONVENTION OF WOMAN SUFFRAGISTS State Meeting to Be Held in ButLe Next Week Should Prove of Para mount Interest to Politicians and People Alike--Growth of Move ment in the Past Fifty Years-Famous Group That Met Back in a Little New York Village and Initiated the Campaign For Rights For Women. Ap tigon the program aIrraIg (1 fur the ~ttitc c~m.gitonti of ea .ffragisit., to collvfnle in tlii, city \\ r'hwio!t til andIlhirs daiy (f nit t ii cl, irc the n;amnes o f iiiin an(1 ,Uii n nit, d fur ti' tiritliaicy of ccss, aoi for the owilil uimocs tiny hive MISS MARTHA E. DUNKEL. Who Is Chairman of the Cor.,tsittu tn Arrangements for the Coming Con Mention Meeting in This City. established in the cities and towns where they reside. In view of this fact, accord Ing to the ideas expressed by Governor Hunt of Idaho, in the recent convention in that state, "Women may not make good politi clans, judged by present standards. She mlay not vote to protect crime and jobbery or cringe to the liquor power or any unholy financial interests. She certainly has not done so in this state." There has been no instance in the his LOGGING INDUSTRY OF THE BITTER ROOT. (Poture by Inter Mountain. Wonderful Were the Arrangements for Lo`gvnC That Members of the Pres Gana 8aw When They Went to the WoodN Early This Week nd Partook e h* Neepality yof the Peppleof ths aItsr Root VI1ey-Aslde From thy Wonde4ful tory of the omn tt suffra:ge niioveiment that his ,t Ilen four the upraising of humanity. The Birth of the Movement. Fifty years ago there gathered in a small hall in Seneca F1lls, N. Y., a mere handful of menl uand Women who organized the first stlftirage conIventionu ill this count(ry. Oneic of those was the now revered Susan I1. Anthony, who has stood at the head of the suffrage cause ever since. Others present at that meeting were Lucretia Mott, Mar tha Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mary McClintock. James Mott was made chairman. A declaration of principles was presented and the convention resolved to inaugurate an organized movement to secure to women the control of their property and wages; to secure educational opportunities for tRem ; to open industries and edlcatc pub lic sentiment to approve of the self-sup port of women; to obtain favorable laws concerning all their relations to the state; and, lastly, to secure their enfranchisement. i)nc hundred nmen anid women signed these declarations, but many withdrew their names when they found themselves the tar get of public ridicule. This bIrings to mind a little incident at the great rally and reception held in the home of Miss Anthony in the lat. einI .es when onCe of those liresent remarked : "Miss Anthony, is not your hand tired after shaking hanids with so many huln dreds of people todaily? "No," replied Miss Anllthony prolimptly, "it is not so tired tonight as it was 25 years agol when I had no onii ti shake hands with." MISS GAIL LAUGHLIN, Who Is State Organizer for Montana and Who Will Address the Coming Con vention on Economic Subjects. So it was with those courageous women, the world was against them, but their imoral courage has triumphed and the world is fast opening all its doors and bliliing them welcome. At that time only seven industries were (open to womlten where a wage was paid and less than a hundred thousand were rtemployed, while today nearly six millions arc on the pay rolls of the world's in hustries and in the professions. The eco t~r,:tla changes brought about by women are simply stupendous in their results. :'lhre can be no going back. The sooner the nlasses recognize that woman today is a factor to be counted in the great move mnents of civilization, the sooner will a higher condition prevail. When those women knocked at the doors of the high schools of this country for the admittance of girls, that knock echoed around the world. Tolay they are admitted to not only high schools but to the colleges and universities if almost every country on the globe. There has been no place where woman has 'et her foot, as an outcome of this broader living, but site has benefited those with v Ihom she has come in contact, and made living something more thanta shell. In business life the influence is felt in the sanitary conditions surrounding men in famttily life. Men are being helped by women to hold a higher ideal and strive to live up to it. The old saying that woman was all right in her place, but that she could not be a real companion, intellectually and practically, ts fast be comi ti obsolete. Because of the widen ing influences of a wider education and a better understanding of the things that go to make up the life of mals, woman today is rapidly growing into the sympa thetic companionship so necessary to him. The Organization of Today. Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt represents the national, suffrage association of suf fragists today and has stood at the head of the organization committee for years. There are numbered on the rolls of this organization about 750,000 women in this country alone. In the different nations of Europe the membership is almost as large. England has granted the ballot to women to vote for all offices except members of MRS. GREEN MAJORS. 'K,. w} Who Will Give an Address Before tne Coming U~onvention in Butte-Subject, "The New Parentaihood." Z I IMý ý · ! y ·;·· 1· · p ": .· Wh ilGiea dresBfreteCmngcnetini uteSbet "Te ewPaenaloo. parliament, Norway has full suffrage, France partial suffrage, while in Australia and New Zealand they are voting on all questions and offices, including those of senators and congressmen. Montana came within five votes of giv ing a two-thirds majority for suffrage a few years ago and the sentiment has grown prodigiously since that time. The state convention to be convened here in a few days will have representatives from every county. Miss Gail Laughlin, who passed through the city today, was inter viewed regarding her work in the state and reports that the sentiment is very strong every place she touched. Miss Laughlin has been in the state since May and has visited nearly every town in the western portion, and will take up the work in the eastern part as soon as the convention is over. She will de liver an address before the convention in which the economic side of this great movement will be considered. Dr. I.ewis J. Duncan will talk on a subject constantly before the citizens of Butte, namely, the city government, ex cept that he will show what women have done in the government of other cities and what their active influence can do in this city. H-Ion. J. D. Flenner of Idaho wi'l tell how women have cleaned the Augean stables of Idaho politics, and County Com missioner Haggerty is down to show the convention wherein , the initiative and referendum will be a power in the hands of women. Mrs. Green Majors will give an address on the "New Parenthood," while Mrs. M. L. Cunningham will take up the subject of the "Juveni!e Courts," and show the people of Butte the neces sity of demanding more rights for the children of the streets and of neglected homes, who are found in the police courts of the town.