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6 THE WASHINGTON TIMES SUNDAY AUGUST 7 1901 1901WOMANS 1904WOMANS
1 WOMANS TART IN THE APOLITICAL CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR YEARH
1 mSSHELENVBOSWE MISS HELEN Y BOSWELL J 1 = ri l MRSCLARENCEBURN MRS CLARENCE BURNS BURNSOrganization rT J JOrganization
e Y rr r rOrganization J 1 m MISS ESTELLE REEL REELe + +
Organization Secretary of the Womans Womans National Republican Association An Whose Political Work in Wyoming Attracted President McKinleys Attention Whose Work in New York Caused Her to Be Sent to the Paris Exposition asAstute asAstute as asAstute
Astute Politician and I Led to Her Advancement Commissioner CommissionerI
I
The Th Work of Women ThoroughlyOrgan ThoroughlyOrganized ¬
ized Under the Womans W mans National Republican Re Republican RepubUcan
publican Association Will Be a aPotent aPotent aI
I Potent Factor
T T r QW great grea a force f rQ is IsvOI1an woman in the thei thepolitics
H i politics of America Is the in influence InfJue influence
fluence fJue ce she he wields passive or ac active a atlve ac active ¬
tive Doos It depend upon upenspoetacular upenspoetacularagitation spectacular spectacularagitation spectacularagitation
agitation to keep It alive or is it really reallyvital reallyvital
vital Ital and weighty when voting time timecomes timecomes timecomes
comes comesI comesI1E
15 I her powor Is active how will she sheuse sh shUse shyuse
use It in the coming campaign There Thereare Thoreare Thereare
are four States whore women vote ote In InPresidential InPresidential inPresidential
Presidential campaigns and many man more morein moreIn moreIn
in which their Influence In uenels is Xsountod unted Have Havethey Havethey Havethey
they made plans to make good use of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this influence for Roosevelt or for or Par Parker Parker Parker ¬
ker
A Solid Organization OrganizationThose OrganizationThoe OrganizationThose
Those questions can best be answered answeredby answeredby answeredby
by the records and plans of the Wo Womans Woman Womans ¬
mans man National atflnal Republican Association Associationthe AsSQclatlonthe Associationthe
the oply really stable political organiza organization orgnnhatlon organization ¬
tion of women in America which te h na national naUonal national ¬
tional in character and which Is now nowgetting nowJettlng nowgetting
getting ready to light gbt for Republican Republicanism RepubllcanJlrn Republicantuttke ¬
ism Jlrntnl1ke
ismUnlike
Unlike the famous Primrose League Leaguethe Loaguethe Leaguethe
the great Conservative political organi organization organ organization 1 1Rtlon ¬
zation of England which has on its itsmembership Itsmembership itsmembership
membership rolls men as well Il as women wo women women ¬
men although It was formed 10 o give givethe glY glYthe givethe >
the women a chance to do political workthe work workthe workthe
the American organization Is composed composedof
of women only onlvAnother onl onlAnother onlyAnother
Another distinctive feature feature is that the theWomans the theWomans theWomans
Womans National Republican Associa Association Associatlon Association ¬
tion has among Its members women who whoactually whoactually whoactually
actually cast the ballot a privilege our oursisters ouralsters oursisters
sisters across the Atlantic have not as asyet asyet asyet
yet attained attainedWomen a attainedWomen tnlnedWomen
Women Have a Power PowerIt
It is true that there are but four feurStates fourStates fourStates
States In the country countr where this privi privilege prIvilege privilege ¬
lege Is accorded members of the weak weaker weaker eak eaker ¬
er sex sexphlcally physically weaker one is forced forcedto fctrcedto forcedto
to say when he bears In mind the worK worKthat workthat workthat
that has been done by b certain members membersof membersot membersof
of this association afsoclaUonb but t in those States Statesthe Statesthe Statesthe
the women have a power which must be bereckoned berrckoned bereckoned
reckoned with In every campaign
In Colorado in Idaho in Utah and In InWyoming InYomlng inWyoming
Wyoming the women will net only in influence Influence Influence ¬
fluence their husbands their brethors brethorstheir brethorstheir brethorstheir
their sons and their sweethearts sweeth rt8 a athey athey as asthey
they will m in States where they have no novote novote novote
vote but will go direct to the polls pollsthemselves pollsthemselves pollsthemselves
themselves and cast their ballot f for fornoo forRoosevelt r rRoosevelt
Roosevelt noo ev lt or Parker and the opposing opposingcandidate opposlltgclndldatcs opposingcandidates
candidate on the State county count and andmunicipal andmunicipal andmunicipal
municipal tickets ticketsBut ticketsBut ticketsBut
But what of these the e women What are aretheir aretheir aretheir
their characteristics What Wll t moves them themto themto themto
to take part In the th political activity of oftheir otth oftheir
their th lr land landIs JandIs landIs
Is It an overweening vanity ty which whichtakes whlehtakes whichtakes
takes the form of an irrepressible iteh itehfor Itehtor itchfor
for notoriety notorietyAre notorietyAre notorietyAre
Are they so overcome by anxiety to toappear toapPeAr toappear
appear in the limelight of puMUJty that thatthey thKtthe thatthey
they the unsex themselves to satisfy UlIly their theircraving thefrcraving theircraving
craving
Woman Answers Questions QuestionsSuch QuestionsSueh QuestionsSuch
Such Questions might have b bM n asked askedten ukedten askedten
ten or fifteen years ears ago with mere than thana
a shadow of excuse for the asking but buttoday buttoday ut uttoday
today they would and no Justification n in inthe Inthe Inthe
the facts ta ts Miss 11 Helen Varick Bew Dwttll Dwttllot ll llof
of New York organization secretary of ofthe orthe ofthe
the Womans oD1as National Republican As Association AaocI Association ¬
sociation ocI tloo the woman who built up the theNew theew theflew
New ew York branch of the association eelallon to towhich towhich towhich
which she belongs answered all those thosequestion the thesequestions 6 6QUfJAtlon8
question in one pe simple sentence when whenthey whenthey whenthey
they wore ore put to Her by the writer writerOur writerOur writerOur
Our whole work Is l educational said saidMiss HidMlss saidMiss
Miss Boawoll Bo welJ and that IK the U situation situationin UuatlenIn
in a nutshell nutsbellThe nutshellThe nuubollThe
The sole object of the Womans Na National National National ¬
tional Republican Association A > > oda tlon te the theeducation thee theeducation
education e ucntlon and development dO > Y lotment of o the wo women women women ¬
men of America that through them the themen themen themen
men may be reaehod In these States Stateswhore Statesvhore Stateswhore
whore there la no suffrage e for women womenIn womenIn womenIn
In the States where women w mOft d de vote votetheir votetheir votetheir
their ballots are cast ns an example vx lplc to toho tojhe tobe
jhe ho men to show them that the u women woment
t
practice praetI e what they preach and vote vote ote for forwhat forwhat forwhat
what they think Is right rightWest rlgh rlghWest lightWest
West a Fertile FieldIn Field FieldIn FieldIn
In 18K5 the Womans Vomans National Republkan Repub Republican Republican
lican Association was formed by Mrs MrsJ MrsJ lr8
I J Ellen Foster the present president presidentas
as a a result of her he observation of the thePrimrose thePrimrose thePrimrose
Primrose League ghe he took the West as asthe asthe asthe
the most fertllo field far fr her labors and andIt andIt andit
It was not long before she realized that thather thather thather
her choice was not a bad one The Western Western West Western ¬
ern women were more advanced along alongsuch alongI alongsuch
such lines than their Eastern sisters sistersand 1tlstersand sistersand
I
and took the more readily readU to Mrs Irs Fos Fosters Fosters Fosters ¬
ters teachings teachingsIt
It was not long before her influence influencebegan Infiuencebegan influencebegan
began to be felt She organized State Stateassociations Stateassociations Stateassociations
associations to affiliate with the national nationalorganization nationalorganization nationalorganization
organization and by degrees solidified solidifiedthe solldlfledthe solidifiedthe
the whole federation federationIn
In Wyoming women were voting as asearly asearly asearly
early as 1869 and only onl one year later laterthe laterthe laterthe
the same privilege was enjoyed onjo ed by b them themin themIn themin
in Utah UtahColorado UtahColorado UtahColorado
Colorado became the home of womans womanssuffrage womanssuffrage womanssuffrage
suffrage in 1 1roG 96 as did Idaho in the same sameyoar sameoar sameyear
year oar In a a number of other Western Westernlimited WesternStato WesternStates
States there was vomans suffrage to a alimited alimited
limited extent such as In school board boardelections boardeleetlong boardelections
elections and other elections where wo women women women ¬
men were supposed to be directly dlrect1 inter interested Interested interested ¬
ested
They Organize Clubs ClubsIt ClubsIt ClubsIt
It has long been a regular phase of ofevery ofover ofevery
every over campaign camJ1I in the four States St8teswhere Stateswhere
1
where women have full vote for for them themto themto themto
to organize political clubs but I those thoseclubs thoseclubs
clubs died out for the most part as soon soony soonII I
y II t the elections were over and had to tobe tobe tobe
be reorganized with every campaign campaignAll campaignAll
All this has been changed largely largelythrough largelythrough largelythrough I
through the Influence and work of Mrs MrsFoster MrsFoster
Foster 1 oater who when she had brought all allthe aUthe allthe
the clubs into a national association associationkept associationkept associationkept
kept them together between campaigns campaignsOfficers campaignsOfflcers campaignsOfflcers
Offlcers were elected for terms of two twoand twoand twoand
and four years and club rooms were werekept werekept werekept
kept open Able lieutenants soon rallied ralliedto ralliedto ralliedto
to Mrs Fosters support and today todaythere tOdaythere todaythere
there are a number of women whose whosenames whosenames whosenames
names are known all over the West as ascampaign ascamralgn ascampaign
campaign workers and orators oratorsThe oratorsThe oratorsThe
The Women Democrats DemocratsThe Democrat3The DemocratsThe
The Democrats accepted the challenge challengeand challengeand challengeand
and went to work with equal will but It Itis ItI itis
is I only in the four States Stat where women womenvote womenyote womenvote
vote that the Democratic organizations organizationsare
are kept up as are the clubs allied to tothe totb tothe
the tb great Teat Republican organization organizationOf
Of the women who do the best work workin workIn workin
in the West e8t it is interesting to know knowthat knowthat knowthat
that the two most prominent live in inWashington InWashington inWashington
Washington a greater part of their time timeXThey timefhey timetrhey
XThey < are Mrs Foster and Miss Estello EstelloReel EstelleReel EstelloReel
Reel Mrs Foster Is a cosmopolitan cosmopolitanand cosmopolitanand
and one can hardly say where her home homereally homereally homereally
really is Miss Real Is from Wyomingand Wyoming Wyomingand Vyomlngand
and today tooa holds the most Important ImportantGovernment ImportantGovernment importantGovernment
Government position ever held by a awoman nwoman awoman
woman because of the work she did didin didIn didin
in the past campaign campaignWhen campaign1en campaignWhen
When 1en her nor State went Republican Mr MrMcKinloy MrMcKinley MrMcKinley
McKinley was told who was responsible responsiblefor respomdblotor
for getting out a great reat many Republican Republicanvotes Republicanvoto Republicanvotes
votes He was somewhat surprised surprisedwhen surprledwhen surprisedwhen
when he was told that Miss Estello EstelloReel EstelleRltel EstelloReel
Reel a woman did the work workMis workU8tl workMiss
Mis Miss U8tl Reels friends then told of the thecapable theeapible thecapable
capable work she had been doing before beforethe beforethe beforethe
the campaign and of the value of the thewomen thewomon thewomen
women a aa political workers and MrMcKinley Mr MrMoKlnley MrMcKinley
McKinley promptly expressed his appreeiation ap appreciation aptreelatlon ¬
preciation of this by appointing Mitts MittsReel MiseReel MissReel
Reel superintendent of o Indian schools schoolsa 8 < hools hoolsa
a position she still holds holdsMiss holdRMiss holdsMiss
Miss Reel in Fight FightAt FightAt FightAt
At present pre ent Mis Misfit IIH Reel is S on a tour of ofinspection orInsp ofInspection
inspection Insp > ctlon and will not return to Wash Washington Washington VashIngton ¬
ington until after elections AH soon soontut SOOnM soonat
tut her inspection is completed she will willgo willgo willgo
go right into Int > the campaign in Wyoming Wyomingand Wyomingand Yomlngand
and Idaho IdahoMrs IdfthoMM IdahoMrs
Mrs Foster is also In the W West st pre preparing preparing ¬
paring t1ng the headquarters at the Brown BrownPalace BrownPalace own ownPalaco
Palace Hotel Denver Chairman Cor Cortelyou Cort Cortelyou
telyou t tyOU has hR assigned the Womans 0 an8 Na
MRS ADDIE WALLERSTEIN WALLERSTEINWho MRS J ELLEN FOSTER FOSTERPresident FOSTERWho FOSTERWho
Who Has Much Influence Among the theGerman President of the Womans National Re Republican ReGerman ReGerman ¬
German Voters of New York publican Association I
tlonol Republican Association rooms in inthis Inthis inthis
this hotel for headquarters and from fromthis fromthis fromthis
this point most of the work Is to be bedone bedone bedone
done doneThe doneThe doneThe
The location of the headquarters In InDenver InDenver InDenver
Denver means that where women vote voteis voteIs voteis
is the pivotal point as far as the wom womans womans wom womans ¬
ans association in concerned Eastern EasternStates EasternStates EasternStates
States will have women In their cam campaigns campaignS campalgns ¬
paigns but not to such an Important Importantextent Importantextent Importantextent
extent as Colorado Idaho Wyoming Wyomingand Wyomingand Vyomlngand
and Utah UtahPresident UtahPrealdent UtahPresident
President Roosevelt R oseelt has made a aspecial aspecial aspecial
special request of Mrs Foster to speak speakfor speaktor speakfor
for him In Colorado and Idaho As there thereIs there1s thereis
Is some uncertainty about Idaho he Is Isparticularly Isparticularly isparticularly
particularly anxious that she go there thereand thereand thereand
and she has promised to to O do so Mrs MrsFoster 11rsFoster MrsFoster
Foster Is an excellent speaker and has hasthe hasthe hasthe
the ability to put her thoughts Into the theclearest thedearest theclearest
clearest terms Sho never falls to make makeher makeher makeher
her impress upon her audience She is iseloquent iseloquent I Ielotuent
eloquent as well as clear and has more morethan mor morthan morethan
than once proven Invaluable at a erltIcal crit critical critIcal ¬
ical time
Work for New York YorkAnother YorkAnother YorkAnother
Another interesting woman who lives livesin livesIn livesin
in Washington a great part of her hertime hertime hertime
time Is Moss Helen Varick Boswell or organization orIlnlzatlon organization ¬
ganization Ilnlzatlon secretary secretar of the Womans WomansNational WomansNational VomansNational
National Republican Association and andexpresldont andex andexpresident
expresldont ex resldont of the New York Statp or organization organization organization ¬
ganization When Mrs Foster was inNew In InNew InNew
New York in 1895 1 l5 she met mct1tIlss Miss Bos Boswell Boswell Boswell ¬
well wellThe wellThe wellThe
The two became well acquainted < 1 and andafter andatter andafter
after hearing Mrs Foster talk Mice MiaaBoswell 101188Boswell MiceBoswell
Boswell became convinced that a a wom wornans womans womuns ¬
ans republican association could be bostarted bestarted bestarted
started in New York She spoke to Mrs MrsFoster MrzsFoster MrsFoster
Foster about it but Mrs Foster was In Inclined Inclined inclined ¬
clined to be skeptical She thought New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York too conservative for a womans womanspolitical womanspolitical womanspolitical
political organization but consented to todo todo todo
do all she could to help Miss Boswell BoswellMiss Boswell11lss BoswellMiss
Miss Boswell formed her own plans plansand plansand plansand
and sought tho aid of two friends Mrs MrsClarence MrsClarence MrsClarence
Clarence Burns and Sirs Harry Waller Wallereteln Wallerstein Vallerstein
stein Both these women had large so social sol social ¬
l cial connections In New York their theirhusbands theIrII theirhusbands
husbands being prominent business and andclub andclub andclub
II club men menMrs menMrs menMrs
Mrs Wallerateln was an original mem member mcmr member ¬
ber r of tho New York association and andis andIs andis
is now vice president She does re remarkable remarkable remarkable ¬
markable work with the German vote of ofNew otNew ofNew
New York city clt having unbounded In Influence Inuence Influence ¬
fluence uence with lth German tenement dwellers dwellersMrs dwellersfrs dwellersMrs
Mrs frs Burns Is a capable capableorganizer organizer and andworker andworker andworker
worker and was rewarded for her serv services servIces services ¬
ices by being made a commissionerto commissionertothe commissioner to tothe tothe
the Paris Exposition ExpositionMiss ExpositionMiss ExpositionMiss
Miss Boswell Cordial CordialA
A reporter for The Times called on onMiss onMss n nMt
Miss Mt Boswell at her apartments at the theCairo theCairo theCairo
Cairo a few days ago to toJoorn learn what tho thowomen thowomen thewomen
women Intended to do in the coming
campaign and incidentally to get the thehistory thehistory thehistory
history or the Womans Republican As Association Association Association ¬
sociation In New York YorkHe YorkHe YorkHe
He was met met and graciously welcomed welcomedby welcomedby welcomedby
by an unusually pretty little woman womanwith womanwith womanwith
with brown hair and eyes Unsophisti Unsophisticated Unsophisticated Unsophisticated ¬
cated in the ways of the modern woman womanpolitician womanpoJltlclan womanpolitician
politician he looked to hear many po political poJltlcal political ¬
litical platitudes He heard none noneWhat noneWhat noneWhat
What he did hear was a clear em emphatic emphatic emphatic ¬
phatic statement of the Ideas and aims aimsof almsot aimsof
of the large number of the fair sex sexwho sexwho sexwho
who are now Interested In politics and andwho andwho andwho
who show their Interest by woiking for forthe forthe forthe
the party they the think stands for what Is Isbest isbest isbest
best He heard the issues of the day daydiscussed daydlscuS8M daydiscussed
discussed as ably and with as much muchunderstanding muchunderstanding muchunderstanding
understanding as Is displayed by public publicmen pUbJicmen publicmen
men menHe menHe menHe
He found In the person of a wellbred wellbredand wellbredand wellbredand
and attractive woman apparently well wellon wellon wellon
on the sunny side of thirty a trained trainedpolitician trainedpoliticIan trainedpolitician
politician of the highest class well up upin upIn upIn
in all the honorable methods moth Ids of pojt po1Ltics pojttics PO POtics
tics and in close touch with the de developments developments dovelopments ¬
velopments of the present time timeTho timeTho timeThe
Tho element of the superficial so 10often sootten sooften
often present in the public woman is isconspicuous Isconspicuous Isconspicuous
conspicuous by its absence where Miss MissBoswell MissBoswell Uss UssBoswell
Boswell Is concerned The characteris characteristics characteristics characteristics ¬
tics and records of even ever public man manshe m1nshe manshe
she seems to know thoroughly All the theInside theinside I
Inside Information Is hers In addi addition addition ¬
tion to being clear headed energetic energeticand energeticand energeticand
and capable Miss Boswell possesses that thatInvaluable thatInvaluable thatInvaluable
Invaluable trait humor to a high de degree degree dogree ¬
gree and it springs Into evidence when whecshe whershe whenshe
she discusses the subject she loves eo eomuch eomuch tomuch
much
Lots to Talk About AboutI
I hardly know where to begin said saidMiss saidMiss
Miss Boswell with a reassuring smile smileas smileas smileas
as the reporter took the chair she mo motioned motioned motioned ¬
tioned him to toThere toTnere toThere
There Is so much to tell Of course courseyou courseOU courseyou
you OU newspaper men always want to tomake tomalte tomake
make fun of women In politics You like liketo liketo liketo
to draw pictures of frowzyheaded frowzyheadedshorthaired frowz frowzyheadedshorthaired headed headedshorthaired
shorthaired gaunt females tern ales and poke all allthe allthe allthe
the fun at the rest of the sex through throughthem throughthem throughthem
them themThe themThe themThe
The reporter reporter hastened to assure Miss MissBoswell 11188 11188Doswell MissBoswell
Boswell that such a thought was as asfar astar asfar
far from his mind mindBut mindBut mindBut
But you do like to get hold of that thatkind thatIdnd thatkind
kind You know you ou do and I dont dontblame tOIltblame dontblame
blame you ou but in this case 1 feel that thatI
I shall have to disappoint you youShe youShe ou ouShe
She did most agreeably agreeablyThe asreoablThe agreeablyThe
The truth Is we are all normal wo wonvdn woman wornan
man those of us who work for tho Wo Womans Womans Wou ¬
u mans mans ans National Republican Association Associationhere AHoelatlonfhere AssociationThere
There fhere here are no more aggressive women in inpolitics InJ101lUcs inpolitics
politics politics They belong to the past Our Ourftlen Outfen Ourca
belongWe
ftlen ca Is simply this We R e think a woman womanIs womans
fen Is s bettor fitted tted for home life by it Itot anowledge
knowledge nowledge of affairs atta and our work t IB to
bring to the women of the country as asmuch asmuch S Smuch
much of such knowledge as it is possi possible possible possible ¬
ble for us to Our work Is preominently preominentlyeducational preeminentlyeducational preominentlyeducational
educational We Ve work to lift up the thehome thehome thehome
home life and I think we have had some somesuccess somesuccess somesuccess
success so far farCrusade farCrusade farCrusade
Crusade Against Tammany TammanyI
I began my work In IMS At that thattime thattime thattime
time there was a a crusade against Tam Tammany Tammany Tammany ¬
many rule in Now York city elt and It was wasnot wasnot wasnot
not as difficult to get women Into it at atthat atthat atthat
that time as It would have been under undernormal undernormal undeinormal
normal conditions I talked with Mrs MrsFoster MrsFoster MrsFoster
Foster about my ideas and while she shewas sheas shevas
was as doubtful of their feasibility she lent lentme lentme lentme
me her assistance assistanceI
I went to Governor Odell who was wasthen wasthen wasthen
then State chairman and laid mv plan planbefore pl1nbefore planbefore
before him He had been bothered botheredgood a agood agood
good deal by b women who presonwd presonwdplans pre8en presonedplans d dplans
plans which h1ch were not practical He Heliked Heliked Heliked
liked mine though and told me to go goahead ItOahead goahead
ahead that he would give me all the as assistance 11 11slstance assistance < ¬
sistance he could and would print my myliterature myliterature myliterature
literature for me meWorked meWo meWoiked
Worked Wo ked on East Side SideMy SideMy SideO Sideafy O
My plan was to form a a small wo womans womans womans ¬
mans club and hold small ward meet meetIngs mutlngs meatIngs
Ings at which the leading politicians politicianswould polltlcllnswould politicianswould
would speak I got eleven women al altogether altogether 11 11tosether ¬
together for my m club and we started startedout startedout startedout
out outAt
At that time Dr Parkhurst was a aforce aforce aforce
force in New York politics and h hq < and anda anda anda
a number of others others used to speak for forus forJ8 forIs
us J8 The East Side was was the scene of our ouroperations ouroperation ouroperations
operations Wn Vn hired small halls haJJ and andhad andhad andhad
had these Republican meetings In the theTammany theTammany theTammany
Tammany stronghold Sometimes it was wasticklish wasticklish wasticklish
ticklish business for they used to try tryto tryto tryto
to break us up although I must say sayin ca caIn sayin
in the main we had excellent protec protection protection protection ¬
tion even from Tammany policemen policemenFrom policemenFrom policemenFrom
From this one small club wo e have havegrown haverown havegrown
grown rown into a R State organization with a agood agood agood
good deal of power We have our regu regular regular regular ¬
lar headquarters on the East Ea t Side Sidewhere Sidewhere Sidewhere
where there are club rooms > > from which whichthe whichthe
the daily visiting is done by the tene tenement tenement ¬
ment workers and where Republican Republicanliterature Republicanlitorature Republicanliterature
literature can always be found When Whenthe Whenthe Vhenthe
the campaign is not on we try to keep keepup keepup keepup
up the education of the tenement house housewomen housewomen housewomen
women and do what we can to help helpthem helpthem helpthem
them m other waysWe ways waysWo waysV
Wo V have regular Interpreters and It ItIK ItIs itis
Is often too funny to hear h r one o of our ourheelers ourheelers ourheelers
heelers talking to a Russian Jew wo woman woman woman ¬
man in her own Yiddish tongue Such Sucha
a jabbering you have ne8r heard heardIt heardIt heardlt
It is effective though for we have havegood havegood havegood
good Interpreters intelligent women who whocan whocan whocan
can not only translate our words but butwho butwho butwho
who can convey the Idea we wish wishbrought wishbrought
brought home homeAs hemeA hcmeAs
As A for the coming campaign w will willnot willnot fit fitnot
not get down Wt1 to towurk work before September rirmber
4
Many of Them Th m Have Become Famed as asParty a asParty 1 1Parry
Party Workers and Many of These TheseFind The TheseFind e eFind
Find Their Homes and Occupa Occupations 9ccuptions Occupations ¬
tions in Washington
1 The national headquarters will be at atthe atthe atthe
the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver Mrs MrsFoster MrsFoster MrsFosterour
Fosterour Foster our president will be In charge chargeof
of the work in the Vest She will willspeak wUlspcak willspeak
speak in Colorado and Idaho at the spe special specIal special ¬
cial request of President Roosevelt RooseveltIn
In the East we will have our head hindquarters headquarters hcndquarters ¬
quarters In New York We are now pre preparing preparing preparing ¬
paring our literature The literature literaturefor literaturefor literaturefor
for the East will be different from thatfor that thatfor thatfor
for the West fn n some respects as we wepay wepay wepay
pay attention to local issues issuesThe issues issuesThe sues suesThe
The main questions we will take up upwill upwill upwill
will be finance the tariff and the at attitude attitude attltude ¬
titude of President Roosevelt on the thelabor thelabor
labor question We will revise the regu regular regular regular ¬
lar campaign literature for home use useand useand useand
and show the wives and mothers what whatbenefits whatbene whatbenefits
benefits bene ts the Republican party holds tor toryoung Toryoung loryoung
young men
menWatch
Watch on Foreigners ForeignersOne ForeignersOne
One of our publications will be a a se series series series ¬
ries called The Home and the Flag FlagThese FlagThese FlagThese
These little pamphlets will be Issued Issuedfrom IssuedtroIn issuedfrom
from from time to time and will deal with withthe withthe withthe
the subject of most Importance at the thetlme thAtlDe thetinge
tlme tinge We Ve will go Into the tenement tenementhouse tenementhouse tenementhouse
house section and make house to house housecanvasses housecanvasses housecanvasses
canvasses We will keep tab as we wealway weala5 wealways
always alway have done on naturalized for foreigners foreigners forcigners ¬
eigners and keep their Status In Its Itsproper itsproper itsproper
proper shape shapeWe shapeWe shapeWe
We will leave the race Questton and andthe andthe andthe
the Mormon question untouched but butwill butwill butwill
will lay la stress on the chance Presi President President President ¬
dent Roosevelt Is giving the laboring laboringman Inborlngman laboringman
man manDo
Do you feel at all uneasy as to the theoutcome theoutcome theoutcome
outcome of the campaign Miss Bos Boswell Boswell Boswell
well was asked askedNot askedNot askedNot
Not in the theleast least she replied with witha witha
a smile We e have a line man for a acandidate a acandidate acandidate
candidate and I see no reason why wecannot we wecannot weC11not
cannot elect him himAnd himAnd himAnd
And do you know said Miss Bos Boswell Boswell Boswell
well suddenly suddenl I think It so nice that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the candidates of both parties are such suchclean suchclean suchcleans
clean cleans highminded men As a New NewYorker NewYorker NewYorker
Yorker I am extremely extrem l proud of Judge JudgeParker JudgeParker JudgeParker
Parker The two Vice Presidential can candidates candidates candidates ¬
didates are also clean men and that thatmakes thatmak thatmakes
makes mak it easy easyIf 005 005I easyIf
If I It comes down to the personalities personalitiesof
of tho two men to furnish issues In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the campaign as many think will be the thecase thecase thecase
case wont It be good to have two men menagainst menagnnst menagainst
against whom nothing mean can be besaid besaid besaid
said 1
Woman a Vital Force ForceWhen ForceWhen ForceWhen
When she had completed her outline outlineof
of the womens plans In tho coming comingcampaign comingcampaign comingcampaign
campaign Miss Boswell returned to a adiscussion adiscussion adiscussion
discussion of the abstract question of ofwoman otwoman ofwoman
woman in politics politicsA politicsA
A woman is undoubtedly vitally ltaly con concerned concerned concerned ¬
cerned by b the administration of public publicaffairs pubJlcatlaJrs publicaffairs
affairs the pretty prett little woman said saidwith saidwith saidwith
with an earnest look In her brown eyes eyesWhatever eosYhatever eyesWhatever
Whatever affects the men of her family familyaffects famll famllatfeotsher familyafteotslter
affects atfeotsher her If the tariff affects the thequestion theqUC8t1on thequestion
question of wages as well as n the price priceof priceof priceof
of household wares who feels It more morethan morethan morethan
than the woman womanTherefore womanTheretore womanTherefore
Therefore she should know what is isgoing 18going Isgoing
going on in order that she may mn use her herInfluence herInfluence herInfluence
Influence for after all the woman In Inthe In Inthe inthe
the home makes the home her influ influence Influence influence ¬
ence being boundless As s women we wewant wewant ve vewant
want to educate the members of our oursx ourSfX oursex
sx particularly those of the tenement tenementhouse tenementhou tenementhouse
house hou e kind and as believers In the doc doctrines doctrines doctrines ¬
trines of the Republican party we want wantjhem wantthem wantthem
jhem them to Inculcate these doctrines In Inthe Inthe inthe
the the minds of their husbands fathers fatherssons fathersoons fatherssons
sons brothers and sweethearts sweetheartsWomen sweethenrtsWomen sweetheartsWomen
Women Should Repeat RepeatI
I believe a said id Miss Boswrll with withhumorous a ahumorous ahumorous
humorous smile that every evor woman womanshould womanshould womanshould
should be a repeater in the best sonso sonsoShe sonsoShe senseShe
She should vote two or three thr > c times timaathrough Um08through timesthrough
through the men of her family familyThe familyThe familyThe
The reporter asked Miss Boswell osV 1l If she sheliad sheluut shehad
had ever h had d any amusing experiences experiencesin
Ir in the course Ourse of her political work workYeu workYou worken
° You en know I fear I IJiAm Im m cursed with tJ1 an ankbnormal anabnormal n nabnormal
abnormal sense n9 of humor humorshe she replied r plhtd
for I never miss Boeing the funny side sideof sideot sideof
of my work workThe workThe workThg
The tunes the bands played during duringthe durinrthe duringthe
the last Presidential campaign struck struckmy struckmy struckmy
my funny streak particularly particularlyAt ParticularlyAt
At that time Her Golden GoJ en Hair Was WasHanging WasHanging WasHanging
Hanging Down Her Back was verypopular verypopular very verypopular
popular and for awhile every time I Ientered 1entered Ientered
entered a hall where I was to spG speak spc1 tJc the theband theband e eband
band played that Then they thQ caught an anto on onto onto
to Tell ell Me Pretty Maidet Maid Mal efe Are There TbaroAny ThereAny h ro roAny
Any More at Home Like You and andup upon uponone uponone n none
one occasion a speaker was Interrupted Interruptedbecause interruptedbecause
because I coming In late was greeted greetedby gJe greetedby t d dby
by that tune as soon as I was seen At Atlast Atlast Atlast
last they the played Hall to the Chief I Ithought Ithought Ithought
thought that was the limit limitBefore limitBefore limitBefore
Before Tough Crowd CrowdOne CrowdOne CrowdOne
One one occasion we w thought It might mightdo mlshtdo mightdo
do for me to speak at a meeting In one oneof oneof t tof
of the toughest sections of New YorkCornelius York YorkCornelius YorkCornelius
Cornelius Bliss was chairman of themeeting the themeeting themeeting
meeting It was the toughest j place lace I Ihave Ihave Ihave
have ever seen and i know New York Yorkpretty Yorkpretty Yorkpretty
pretty well wellThere weltThere wellThere
There were about 2000 toughs In the thehall thehalt thehall
hall everyone with his hat on and acheap a acheap acheap
cheap cigar In his mouth The odor was wassickening wassickening wassickening
sickening As we sat on the platform platformMr platformMr platformMr
Mr Buss said he doubted If that wasj wasjthe was wasthe wasthe
the proper place for a woman I said I Ihad j jhad i ihad
had my doubts too but thought we wewould wewould wewould
would beter ter make the e experiment experimentAt
At last my time came to speak speakknees MJJ MJJknees Mylknees
knees were a trifle weak but I went to tothe tothe tothe
the front of the stage where I was In Introduced 1ntroduced i itroduced
troduced Just as I was about to speak speaka j ja
a a great ble toughlooking man In the thefront thefront thefront
front row whom I had picked out as the theworst th thworst theworst
worst of tho lot got upExcuse up upExcuse upExcuse
Excuse me lady he said I waitedHe waited waitedHe wa1tedHe
He turned his back to me and faced facedthe facedthe acedthe
the audience audienceTake audienceTake audienceTake
Take off dem lids he said The hats hataall hatsall hateall
all came off or at once onceNow onceNow onceNow
Now trow dem butts down was th thnext thnext thenext
next command commandOn commandOn command commandOn
On the floor went every cigar and for forfive j I
five minutes there was a shuffling and anda anda anda
a stamping of feet to put the butts outWhen out outWhen outWhen
When this was over my friend turned tome to1 to1me to tome
me and said saidNow saidNow saidNow
Now go ahead lady Its all right 1
1 I went ahead and can safely say that thatI thati
I was never accorded better attention In Inmy Inmy inmy
my life
DEMOCRATIC TOWNS TOWNSIn
In a a town in Pennsylvania for many manryears manyears manyyears
years ears all the voting had boen for Demo Damoorats Demoorats Demoorats
orats Such a thing as a Republican Republicanwas RepubU an anwas
was unknown About this time hew hewever hpw hpwever hewever
ever the politicians of an adjacent adjaegnttownship adjacenttownship adjaJiqnttownship
township thought it a good time to start atarta stwt stwta
a Republican organization and finally ftaallYpersuaded flsailypersuaded finallypersuaded
persuaded a a Mr Green who had re recently recentl recently ¬
cently centl settled there to becenic b o ntc c their can candidate candidate Candidate ¬
didate for some minor office officeOn omce omceOn eflieeOn
On election day Mr Green was too Ill Illto mto 111to
to go to the polls In du due time the tit T votes YeteSwere US USwere i iwere
were published and Mr Greea had just justone justone justone
one vote ote Chagrined at l tw tAts and annoy annoyed annyad annoyed ¬
ed by the accusation accu aUOn that be had voted votedfor voWdCor votedfor
for himself he ottered to save lv a suit of ofclothes ofclothes ofclothes
clothes to the person who had voted votedfor votedfor oted otedlor
for him himThe himThe himThe
The next day da a stupidlooking Penn Pennsylvania Ptn Ptnsylvania Pennsylvania ¬
sylvania Dutchman called upon Mr MrGreen MrGreen MrGreen
Green and remarked remarkedI rema1k rema1kI
I vant vents n l dat suit of claM cloesAh claMAlt citeAb
Ah sold Mr Groin then you > 0W0 < > l Tara flratbe Tarathe ra rathe
the man who voted for me meYah meYah meYah
Yah Im dot at t tAr man manAre tsaaAre
Are Ar you ot willing wti to make an affidavit affidavitto dfldatto t tto
to itr itrYah it
Yah itYah I swear w Rr to It ItAfter 11Atter t tAfter
After the eb dothtefr eloUd 8 was given iv iwn n Mr MrGraen MrGreen MrGreta
Green was so delighted de ted relieved and andglad nedlglad 0 < 1 1glad
glad to know that there th re was a an anotljer anotljerrighteous anlher11ghteous wr wrrighteous
righteous Republican in the township townshipthat tonsh tonshtha hip hipthe
that the t he b said saidNow aUdNow
Now my mkt frie friend d vu rmy u have haveof your our salt saltof 511tot
of clothes tell m mm hl you came ame to tovote toote tovote
vote ote for me meYou 11MYou melou
You wants nts to know lat tlatYes flatyou latYes
Yes YesAnd YesAnd
And you voat OIit g lJO Kick ck on de clo cJOsr cJOsrlo clogs s sNo
No NoYell loYen
Yell said aid h he slowly nn anJ wit with wItht t a atwhtkle
t twhtkle In his eye 1 lri L yI y I Inwkf Imak
mak a tpitake ak hi a t 1llllalo tcl tclphiaa d dphld
nwkf phld LedGer IAdrefI aLedGer
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