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DR. ANNA SHAW
GAVE TALK ON SUFFRAGE "And whpt are you going to talk bi:tt tonight'?" asked The Suffrage D)aily News reporter of Dr. Anna Shaw. "The very thing 1 would like to know myself," replied this little wmlnanu of whom so mnich has been sait and written for the past forty years. "You see," continued the doc tor, "I really never know. Once upon a time back in Kansas the manager came to me just before time to begin the lecture and told me tihat. I was requested to speak onl the subject of 'The Missing Link.' 'W\hy, I couldn't possibly do such a thing,' 1 replied. 'I don't know any thing at all about the subject.' '\Vell,' said the manager, 'the ad vertising has been done and the tickets sold on the presumnption that you would speak on that subject and you really must.' So Ana Shaw said that she would try and think, while the audience was gathering, as to how to bring in "the missing link." "Suddenly," said the doctor, "I thought how woman was the miss ing link in politics, and I gave them a good suffrage talk and did not forget to refer to my assigned sub ject with becoming frequency." And Dr. Anan Shaw can certainly approach the subject of suffrage from every conceivable angle and drive 'home her points by the most unique witticisms and anecdotes. She just spoke in Billings before the Chamlber of Commerce on "Woman in City Building," and there is no dounbt but that she handed these grave and' dignified city fathers a few original packages along that line. In her speech in this city last evening Dr. Shaw stood before her great audience and, in brief, said: "I shall try to show that our cause is a fundamental principle of de-) mocracy, that the right of a citizenti to take part in his government is not to be denied, and the denial of this right is a violation of the right. of the individual and a violation of the constitution of the United States, which guarantees to every state a republican form of government. And so long as any part of its citizenship is denied the right to take part in the government it cannot be called a republican form, of government. We believe that governments have the right to protect themselves against half the people, and it is zens, but these qualifications must apply to all citizens equally, as, for instance, the restrictions of age, residence, etc. But when they say a citizen nmust be male or female it is not a qualification--it is an insuperable barrier, because it is against helf the people, and it is against this insuperablle barrier that wve protest. "I believe that the whole charac ier of government has changed dtir ing the last 53' years and that gov ernnleltts now have to do talt:isl wholly with douni'stic ltrobllemns andl conllcerns evein mlore specifically than mn11o. The workilng wn lnan and th, home-maker and the chil-hearmc tare interfered with by go'lvernment if ldepri\ved of all power of thie iballot _ _ -- - - -~ STOP! Women and Compensation. Women and children dear the brunt of industrial accidents. A man who is killed is dead, but his wite is a widow and his children are orphans. He is at peace; they arc ant war, fighting for bread. Is this always to be true? Cannot some system I)e devised whereby the wife and the child will cease to bear the burden.? 7 The answer is, Workmen's Com pensation Laws. Such a measure is now up to a vote this fall. In case of death re sulting from an industrial accident the class of industry in which the accident occurs pays the widow $30 per month as long as she lives or rem.arries, and pays each of three children $7.50 per month; boys to 16 years, girls to 18 years. Get the Men to Vote for This! PEOPLE'S POWER LEAGUE Adv. effecting the vocation of home mak-1 ing. "The ,ballot in the hands of women means home governnlent as opposed to irresponsible balloting. By which 1 mean that in a new state like Ihis women have helped to build up the state through its tpioneer days and establish its homes, and wheni tprosperity comes it brings with it a great influx of outside influences, but the woman ballot keeps the hal ance of power in the hands of those who helped to build the state." Dr. Shaw delivered a magnificent address which space forbids report ing in fihl. Her anecdotes are irre sistible. She tells the rtory of the) little Irish womnan whose husband sul:ported her by allowing her to take in six washings a week. After she had daone a big washing one day, there came a heavy snow storm anld she went out and cleaned off the sidewalk. While she did this a big, burly Ipoliceman paced hack and forth on hiis beat no, offer ed to take .a hand. Later in the afternoon the same little wash woman went to the polls to cast her ballot. The ballot box was rather high and the same policeman hap pened to be near and stepped up to say, "Madam, can I assist you?" The little Irish woman turned around in dignantly. "Shure, and phwat do you think?" said she. "I've done a big washing today and cleaned off the sidewalk and you stood around and never offered to lift a hand, and now don't you think. I've got the strength in my fingers to drop this little bit of paper in the box." "Yes," continued the speaker, "we wonmen have to do everything to contribute to the government just the same as men, and the ,ballot is the only thing in the world that can help to lighten the burden of gov ernment." Dr. Shaw said in conversation with the repdrter that once she was in troduced by a very earnest man who spoke of her as having the brains of a man. Dr. Anna respond ed to this unique introduction by saying: "I do not know whether the gentleman who just introduced me meant to pay me a very great compliment or to insult my sex. If I have the brains of a mran I should like to see that man." Judge Cheadle of Lewistown, who tpresided at the meeting and intro duceil Dr. Sha.w to her state-widle audience in Helena, made no such tactless remark. The well known jutige from Lewistown was never ill ha ::ier forms and his introduction was one of the fine things of the great occasion. MRS. MAGGIE SMITH HATHAWAY, STEVENSVILLE, MONTANA. Mrs. ath" 1-hlhs ' l |,,-itte . in SIlfr:e+" w rk i , ei av traveled .,00i0 miles over the state making speeches. THE QUESTION OF FITNESS. So often we sulff:;lIist, recieive in ttptly to our lquesti i, ".\re you in terested in the woan':,. suffrage move nent?" the ansi, "'No. but I thintk it is coming." Why is it that people who have ',ver given suf frlage even a thllou l, at once have that instinctive felint; that it is coming? It is he' unse suffrage is sulch a logical "nextt slp" in the democratic worlkintg Snt of national and commin.unity at selopnent, that nearly everybody, adht'irettts and antis alike, feel intuitively that the culmi nation of the mnovnie'nlts is merely a question of time. The claim that sulfrage is an in tegral part of demotracy is based on the irrefutable alrgumentl of Jefferson and Jackson--that the whole com munity should prtticiipate in the governing, because tthe whole c·orm munity is governed. Never was the leason advanced thal all men were thought wise enough or capable enough to rule the state, for if an understanding of actual political con ditions was the test required, surely not more than 1 per cent of the men could be permit ted to vote. Fitness is not now and. never has been the test for suffrage. American demo cracy is not based ulon the as sumption that individuals are wise or virtuous, but upon the idea that "two heads are better than one" that the whole is greater than any of its parts- that the w'hole com munity is wiser than a part of the community. Inasmuch as wonlei are fully one half of the population, and if all the men are wiser than half the men; men and women together must be wiser than the ilen alone. The whole history of thl government of cur country' has Ieen an undeniablc thrlowing off of qualifications for vot ilug wherever they existed. The past has shown that wherever qualifica tions for suffrage have existed, of any kind whatever, it has inevitably resulted in the elimination of the very life-blood of the community, which is dissimilarity of views. The present can profit by the experience of the past. It is because women are one-half of the community and are different from men that we can look to them to bring to our modern gov ernments the dissimilarity of ideas which furnishes tihe spur for the de velopment of governments and of their component parts, men and women. Suffrage, then, is coming, it is coming in Montana. Qualifications for votes in Mon tana are: Every male person of the age of Iweinty-one years or over. ipossessing the following qualifications, shall be entitled to vote at all general elec tions and for all officers that now are, or hereafter may be, elective by the people, and upon all questions which may be submitted to the vote of the people: First, he shall be a citizen of the United States: second, he shall have resided in this state one year immediately preceding the election at which he offers to vote, and in the town, county or preceinct such time as may be prescribed by law; Provided, first, that no person convicted of felony shall have the right 'o vote unless he has been par doned, * * * Almost one-half of the population is excluded from vot ing by the qualification Male. Join ,is in a joyous but reverent welcome to "Votes for Women," as that vital izing energy which society literally cannot afford to lose. THE WOMEN'S PROCESSIONAL By Ellis Meredith. God of our Fathers, as of old, Lord of the smoking, thin, red line! How oft have flaming roof trees told Of yet another victor's shrine; Odin, or Maars-grim God of War, Alh, let us bow to him no more! For mercy there is none with him; He piles the earth with victims slain, That Caesar's glory may not dim, Nor Dives lose his wretched gain. Our Father's God, still thine the part To break again the broken heart. Nay, let us seek our Mother's God, Who hears the ravens when they cry, And sends the rain to parching sod, Nor lets the widow's cruse run dry; Our Maother's God-thy cross gleams red Where lie the wounded and the dead! Father of Mercy, all our sons In travail and in pain we bear; Now they march up before the guns, 0 Lord of Love, hear thou our iprayer, For Hate goes forth, and round the world His battle flags are all unfurled. God oil our Fathers!-Nay, no more The hideous tolls of war increase Forever hush the cannoln's roar, Lay by the bugle, give us peace! Gor of our Mothers, hear our cry, It is our soils who go to dlie. Mrs. J. M. Darroch, w:t'e of Sena tor Darrocil of Park co.luty' regis tered at headquarters Friday in time for a place in the parade. "The war in Europe," said Dr. Anna Shaw, "in seven weeks has mortgaged the future of the children of Europe for It5 years." BUTTE AND HELENA Fine Lunches Confections Sandwiches ICE CREAM - ICES "'THE SCHOOL OF QUALITY'. ENROLL NOW IN OUR DAY OR NIGHT SCHOOL The best Equipped Business College in the Northwest VISITORS YOU ARE WELCOME PHONE 980 Red J. LEE RICE & M.RS C. P. P.TTENAI UDE, Props. THE WOMEN IN UTAH VOTE AND WEAR THE BEST Underwear - Sweaters - Mackinaws ON EARTH UTAH WOOLEN MILLS SALT LAKE CITY See Samples in Helena at Suffrage Headquarters And don't forget the women who stayed at home and sewed or pasted letters on the banners so that some one might carry them in the big palrade. There were 600 women in the ranks marching that everyone could see, but a thousand other women throughout the state were there in spirit and contributed to its success. Varying comments on the parade were heard when the children's di visioIn passed where a certain womtan was standing. She exclaimed: "Look at. that-- bringing in the children who don't knIow better. If a. child of mine was in there i'd horsewhip it to death." Our heart goes out to tihe children of such unnatural mothers. McDonald's SHOES 26 NORTH MAIN ST. BUTTE - MONTANA TELEPHONE 1580 Black HOME COOKING DAIRY LUNCH 110 EAST SIXTH AVENUE Special Helena - 11.30 to 2.00 Merchants Lunch - 25c -s- Before Installing Your New Milking Machines Be tanrc it will suit you as well ten yous frlom no\lw s it [oos tit present. our reopair hills shlow the ireal effec tiv\olness of a machine. 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