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THE SUFFRAGE DAILY NEWS
MIontana State Fair Edition Governments Derive Their Just Power From the Consent of the Governed NUMBER THREE HELENA, MONANA SEPTEMBER 24, 1914. FIVE CENTS A NEW ERA FOR WOMEN Last Sunday was devoted in Lewis town to the discussion of questions relating to the welfare of women and to topics of interest in the woman's world. The following ser mon was delivered by Rev. George Clifford' Cross, pastor of the Baptist church, and by his courtesy is printed in The Suffrage News: Whenever God has a great, gigantic, world-wide, suigenris task to accomplish He chooses a great, gigantic, world-wide, suigeneris force to do it. This great task today is the remoulding of the state so that without sex distinctions men and women, the generic man may live in security and helpful relations. The process to date has given women the task of motherhood and home-building. Woman Iplus man has built and developed the home as we 'know it today. Man has aliways been a fighter and has gone forth from, the days of 'the cave men to fight nature, wild 'beasts and' his fellows. His task has been to cre ate and ;build the state. In this process he has always shut woman out as unfit for the task. He has always regarded woman as a thing for pleasure, for child bearing, for labor and for a dependent. This is reflected in all our 'modern in stitutions, usrages and laws. There are rare examples where woman has broken over in the past, Ibut man hat 'strai.lgtwa;L hedged 'her 1 p again. The great suigeneris f"orcZ that now is remaking human society is the woman of the Anglo-Saxon civilization, the product of European and American Christianity. She looms on the horizon of the new era as an avenging angel to 'the stiff necked and ultra.conservative, but as an arbiter of a new and better Continued on page three) THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. (Francis Scott Key, 1914.) 0 say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets red glare, The bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say does that Star Spangled Ban ner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. (Kate Devereaux Blake, 1914.) O0 say can you see, you who glory in war, All the wounded and dead of the red battle's reaping? Can you listen unmoved to their agonized groans, -Hear the children who starve and - the pale widows weeping? Henceforth let us swear Bombs shall not burst in air, Nor war's desolation wreck all that is fair. But the Star Spangled Banner by workers unfurled 1111 u uui~~lllllllllllll1111111 1111 111111 lilllllliiIIIliIIii11111111 illlil 111111111111 l 111 l 1111 l 111111111111i Shl giehp oth ain n pec totewrd ~flhl~hil GROUP OF BUTT E SUFFRAGISTS. From Left to Right-Miss Alice Schwegel, Miss Mary Murphy, Miss Katherine Sullivan. A WORD ABOUT THE FLAG. New York, Septemmber 24, 1914. Editor of Suffrage Daily News: On Monday, September 14, the school children all over this country wore asked by Commission Claxton of the United State bureau of educa tion to celebrate the hundredth anni versary of the writing of "The Star 444sa..wg ..,Bannopl·.. ...... , thiE. .i:4, when America is looking with horror at the terrific and unnecessary slaughter of the poor peasants of Europe and shuddering to hear the kaiser say that Germany can afford to sacrifice a million men, and the czar that he will occupy Berlin ii it takes his last moujik, the children of America should be taught the stupidity and not the glory of war- the brotherhood of man and not national hatred Francis Scott Key wrote for his day, but a hundred years have gone by since then and the world has muved on with them. Were Key alive today *he would re write or destroy the last three stanzas of his poem so that the chil dren should not :lave their innocent minds perverted by learning them as worthy. At_ . 4 The first stanza f "'The Stir Spangled Banner" shows the spirit of 1814, and I have tried to write a stanza embodying the spirit of 1914 to follow it. If I have in any wise succeeded I hope that the teachers of this country will teach it to their children so that they may sing to a national air words that breathe a pledge of better things in the future. Yours truly, KATHERINE DEVEREAUX BLAKE. LOOKING UP HER SUFFRAGE FRIENDS. Another county sulerintendent was looking up her suffrage friends Wednesday. She was Miss Gertrude Sylvester of Columbus, Stillwater county. There are three papers in Stillwater county and everyone is strong for suffrage. PROGRAM FOR FAIR WEEK March in the suffrage Parade. Register at suffrage heatuarters. The suffrage : o'h on :he fair grounds will be :'ea every day of the fair. Toda lMrs. J. c. Van Hook, Mrs. J. 31 'wis and ODr. Olive B. Cordua will b, I charge. Headquarters . ring faTi week, 320 Main street (' oN Sixt avenue. Committee re u:C Place: hotel, Rooms 602, 60;. On Thursda: t, *e Will t an in formal recepti Id at : Placer hotel, second o:' Parlor, honor of Dr. Anna I ý at Shaw. 'Ien and women of Hel I d all v, n!ars are cordially , invit Fornj for th :tlr 1. at uii; er Main street. Reg'r he, :quarters and find out ifli "etion ,0 march in. Marcher ai'r ' to epresent every state i the nion. A general is meeting will be held Friday enin , direr.ly after the parade, a he Auditoriil. Judge E. K. Cheat of Lewistown will WHEN MEN DEMAND VOTE Sir:Back in the forties England saw what was known ,as the Char tist movement. A chartist was look ed upon as a crank; the "better element" felt that all Chartists really belonged in jail. One of the first principles of the Ohartist party was the belief that every man even the ordinary' work ing man, shob&Ld have a vote. Like most parties with.ct votes, they made slow progress. '§he "better element" disdained them a1pd ridi culed their doctrine that imen snoniu enjoy equal rights. The Chartists finally announced an imimence parade in London, but only 5,000 marched; most of them had to work, or starve; many were too timid to offend their masters; many, in outlying districts could not afford to come to London. London had a good laugh at the Chartists; only 5,000 workingmen atempting to speak for five million or more. And 'there was no lack of workingmen who laughed-they were used to subordination and tyranny. It was nonsense to talk of votes for workingmen when a :majority of the workingmen were silent. A majority of the workingmen never ddd ask for the ballot, but today the British workingmen votes and the man who tried to rob him of the ballot would get into trouble. The Chartist parade was the lar gest demonstration ever made in favor of mz.nhood sunffrge. Yetl. wo men in much 'smaller cities than London have 'marshalled suffrage parades time after time, with eight, ten, or fifteen thousand in line. Here in our own city or Columbus four thousand women marched for the cause of political equality. In Oct ober of this year, in Cleveland, fif teen thousand women will be in line, publishing far and wide that they believe in votes for women. Do women want the ballot? Ask those who have it to give it up. Re spectively yours, Mary A. Gill. J. C. CORWIN IN CITY J. C. Corwin of Park City regis tered early M1onday morning. Mr. Corwin is a candidate for representa tive in the regislature from Still water county on the republican ticket, and like practically all the candidates from that little county is a firm friend or suffrage. preside, introducing Dr. Anna How ard Shaw, who will address the peo ple of Montana on the vital question of equal suffrage. Friday is set apart as Woman's day at the fair. On Friday evening the woman's suffrage parade will start from upper Main street and will march up Sixth street and to the Auditorium. The parade will be in several sections, each in charge of a marshal. Details will be given later. The Suffrage Daily News may be purchased from the suffrage "news ies" and is on sale at suffrage head nuarters, 320 Main street below Sixth, and at the suffrage booth on the fair grounds. Copies of the week's issues will be mailed to any address in the United States on re ceipt of 25 cents. Suffrage headquarters are open every day, on Main street below Sixth avenue. Bring your friends and come in to chat or rest. Rest room and writing room free of charge. Suffrage Headquarters Visitors Welcome Everybody is Wel come at the Suffrage Headquarters, at the Sign of the Yellow Banner, Main Street, below Sixth Avenue. Rest Room for Wo men and Children. Reading and Writing Tables. Typewriters and Free Public Steno graphers. Rooms Secured Information Bureau Come and Register, and Make Yourselves at Home. Make Arrangements for Marching in the' Parade.