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MARYLAND SUFFRAGE NEWS
VOL. I No. 34 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912 FIVE CENTS DEDICATION. To the poor women without homes, to the little toilers who should be in the schools and play grounds, to the white slaves in their tragic bondage, and to the children who die, these pages are dedicated! May every woman who is not too idle to have a thought, or too vain to have a soul, or too rich in gold to have a heart, join in the great struggle for women’s free dom! Purity, Liberty, Justice these we must work for! THE LAMP OF SACRIFICE “The truth is marching on.” Vic tory upon victory—crown upon crown —all ours and through no effort of our own. Shall we let others win our battle for us? Shall we sit idly by, dreaming of the worlds there are to conquer, while the great march of human progress sweeps by us and beyond us? Or shall we rather take our banners staunchly and forthwith claim our place among those who are bearing the burdens for others ? It is a short road to the grave; let us pace it out nobly so that the footprints that we leave behind us may be good for others to march by. “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Let us give to the utmost limit of our ability, our strength, our means to the cause that is humanity’s. The war chest needs refilling. Will you help to fill it? Please send all contributions to the Maryland Suffrage News, 817 North Charles street. H. A. W $0.75 E. O. W 50 Christmas Seal .25 New Subscriber .50 E. V. L 25 Convention .15 Volunteer .10 Progressive 1.00 Previously acknowledged. . 669.72 Total $673.22 EVENTS OF THE WEEK Monday, November 25 —National Convention, Philadelphia. Tuesday, November 26—National Convention, Philadelphia; Head quarters Committee meeting at headquarters at 12 M.; Suffrage “At Home” at headquarters from 4 to 5 to meet Mr. Robert Loraine; Men’s League banquet at Hotel Emerson at 7.30 P. M. Wednesday, November 27 —Ex- ecutive Committee meeting at head quarters at 4 P. M. Friday, November 29 —Regular open meeting of the Just Govern ment League at headquarters at 8 P. M. All members and their friends are urged to be present. Mrs. James Engel of Forest Glen will speak on “The Primitive Woman.” Saturday, November 30 —Rally Committee meeting at headquarters at 11 A. M. 11 Inr... r. "' r '" THE MOTHER’S COMPENSATION ACT The Mothers’ Compensation Act, which has recently become law in Colorado, provides that the State shall subsidize a widowed mother who is left without means of support, in order to enable her to care for her children in the home. In Maryland, where no such law exists, the widowed mother is often forced by pecuniary need to place her children in orphan asylums while she goes out to work. Moral: Give votes to women, so that they may find away to stay in their proper sphere—the home. NATIONAL CONVENTION Large Maryland Delegation in Attend ance at Philadelphia. On Thursday, November 21, the Maryland delegation, including in its number Mrs. Robert Moss, Mrs. D. R. Hooker, Mrs. John G. Wil son, Mrs. R. T. Foster, Miss A. M. Larkin, Miss Henrietta Dickson, Mrs. Fred. Troxell and Airs. Frank Ramey, left for Philadelphia. The delegates were armed with banners and other insignia, and upon their arrival in Philadelphia they found the Christmas seals and post-cards awaiting them. Under the direction of Mrs. John G. Wil son, these seals and post-cards have been distributed widely throughout the convention, and it is understood that many of the delegates will take orders of Christmas seals with them and start the same in their own towns. The meetings so far in the convention have been most inspir ing. Several of the delegates are being entertained by Philadelphia suf fragists. DORCHESTER COUNTY Mrs. Foster Talks to Cambridge Women. A meeting was held in the assem bly room of the Seminary, Cam bridge, Md., on Friday, November 15. Twenty ladies were present and listened with interest to the speaker, Mrs. R. T. Foster. A number of them asked for literature to take home to husbands. A meeting was planned for the first week in December, at which the speaker will be Rev. J. G. Mythen. SUPPLEMENT TO THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL THANKSGIVING DAT ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY Mrs. Byrne Addresses Enthusiastic Gathering at Mayo. A very enthusiastic meeting was held at Mayo, Anne Arundel coun ty, on Thursday evening, November 14, at 8 o’clock. About 200 people were present and listened to the splendid arguments advanced by Airs. B. J. Byrne, president of the Howard County League. About 250 pieces of literature were dis tributed. A party, consisting of Air. and Airs. D. Swann, Rev. Mr. Smiley, Airs. B. J. Byrne and M’rs. Robert Moss, went to the meeting from An napolis in Mr. Smiley’s automobile. Four new subscribers to the Alaryland Suffrage News were secured. MEETING AT WEST ARLINGTON Rev. Mr. Mythen Speaks in Town Hall. A very enthusiastic meeting, ar ranged by the State Equal Fran chise League, was held in the town hall at West Arlington on Monday, November 18. Mrs. William J. Brown presided, and the speakers were Mrs. William M. Ellicott, Miss L. C. Trax and Rev. J. G. Mythen. MRS. ENGEL TO SPEAK AT FRIDAY NIGHT MEETING All Suffragists Invited to Be Present. At the open meeting to be held at headquarters, 817 North Charles street, on Friday, November 29, at 8.15 P. M., Airs. James Engel of Forest Glen, Md., will speak on “The Primitive Woman.” Mrs. Engel is a very fine speaker, and it is hoped that the suffragists will take advantage of this opportunity to hear her. MONTGOMERY COUNTY Regular Meeting Evidences Very Con siderable Activity. The monthly meeting of the Just Government League of Montgom ery county was held at Gaithers burg, Friday, November 8, at the residence of Mrs. Frank Trazzare. Fifteen members were present and two new ones were added to the league. After the business meeting an elo quent address was given by Mrs. Janies Engle of Forest Glen. A lady from Woodstock, Va., who was present, said she was go ing to call a suffrage meeting as soon as she returned home. The following resolution was adopted to be sent to the papers: “ Resolved, That the members of the Just Government League of Montgomery county, who distrib uted literature at the polls on elec tion day, hereby express their ap preciation of the courtesy shown them by the voters of Maryland.” It was also voted that the league should apply for membership in the Alontgomery County Federation of Women’s Clubs. The enrolled membership of the league was reported as 289 mem bers. A resolution of thanks was voted to Mrs. Trazzare for the use of her parlor. The meeting adjourned to meet in Garrett Park December 13. HCHXBCh£<H>£K^^ I What does the date I I on this wrapper of the | I Suffrage News tell | 1 you? I HOW YOU CAN HELP We are hoping to have a convinc ing demonstration of the fact that Maryland women want to vote, when, on Wednesday, December 11, scores of suffragists take their places in the shops and hotel lobbies to sell the Votes for Women Christ mas seals and cards. Will you not pledge yourself as a worker in this one-day campaign? Give one day to suffrage as a Christmas present and see how much worthier you feel of all the Christmas cheer when you have made this sacrifice. Please send in your name at once to head quarters, so that we may_know how many workers we can count on. BANQUET AT HOTEL EMERSON All Suffragists Urged to Be Present. At a joint committee meeting held at headquarters Sunday after noon, November 17, it was decided that the banquet to be given by the Men’s League should be held on November 26 at the Hotel Emerson. It is hoped that all suffragists will avail themselves of the. opportunity to hear speakers of such national fame as Jane Addams, Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw, Reginald Wright Kaufman, Rev. Stephen S. Wise, Congressman David J. Lewis, etc., who will come here direct from the national convention in Philadelphia, which adjourns on that day. The banquet is given by the Men’s League, and Dr. O. Edward Janney will act as host. He will be assisted on the reception committee by Mrs. J. William Funck, Mrs. William M. Ellicott and Mrs. D. R. Hooker. The toastmaster for the occasion will be Rev. J. Roach Straton. The different leagues will attempt to reach every suffragist by means of formal invitations, but as the time is so short some people might be overlooked, and it is hoped that all suffragists in the State will Consider themselves invited. The subscrip tion price is $2.50 per plate, and names should be sent direct to Rev. J. Grattan Mythen, 817 North Charles street. CATONSVILLE W. C. T. U. Temperance Workers Show Approval of Suffrage Movement. By invitation of the W. C. T. U. of Catonsville, Mrs. D. R. Hooker made a short address on suffrage at the Methodist Church, corner Melvin avenue and Frederick road, on Monday afternoon, November 18, at 3 P. M. Mrs. Clein of Ca tonsville, president of the local union, presided at the meeting. Most of the women present were already in sympathy with the cause, and a number of trial subscriptions to the Maryland Suffrage News were ordered. MEN’S LEAGUE TO BE FORMED IN FREDERICK Rev. Dr. Dixon to Be Chairman. Pending the formal organization of a branch of the Men’s League in Frederick, Rev. Dr. Dixon has con sented to act as temporary chairman. Several new members from Fred erick were added to the membership as a result of the meeting at the college.