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MARYLAND SUFFRAGE NEWS
SUPPLEMENT TO THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL VOL. I No. 36 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 organization of two new counties is under contemplation, Carroll and Dorchester. In Car roll especially the outlook is very bright in consequence of work done at the Alt. Airy Fair for the past two years. It will take about two months to effect good, substantial working organizations, and it is hoped that sufficient funds will be forthcoming to make it possible to enter upon the work early in Janu ary. The initial cost will be about SSOO for literature, traveling ex penses. hall rentals, organizers' sal ary, etc. Hut after the work is done tn. jK.Npic in Cairo;! a.*'.” Cur Chester counties will be able to pay their own propaganda expenses, and thus relieve the State League of a great burden. It is the old economical proposition of helping people to help themselves. Will you take part ? Please send all contributions to the Alakyi.ani) Srii-RAoi: Xiavs, 817 North Charles street. E. O. W S .50 E. V. 1 25 Eastman meeting 1.00 Usher .15 1 Delegate .10 Halto. Co .25 Xmas seal .25 Alontgomerv .25 Volunteer .25 Previously acknowledged. . 677.97 Total $680.97 The women of I larrisonville are looking forward to a suffrage meet ing, which they hope to arrange sometime during the winter. SUFFRAGE RALLY! oADDRESS ON “The Real Reasons for Woman Suffrage” BY MAX EASTMAN MEDICAL FACULTY BUILDING 1211 CATHEDRAL STREET Tuesday Evening, December 10th, 8 P. M. Tickets 25c. each, on sale NOW Just Government League Headquarters, 817 N. Charles St. 4° w. IN EXCHANGE FOR VOTES balto. ] ' 5 (:'r~ EVENTS OF THE WEEK Monday, December <j —Rally Committee meeting at headquarters at i 1 A. M. Tuesday, December to —Head- quarters Committee meeting at headquarters at 12 M.; Suffrage “At Home” at headquarters from 4 to 5.30 to meet Mr. Max East man ; meeting at Medical Faculty Building at <S ]\ M. Mr. Max Eastman will speak on "'The Real Reasons for Woman Suffrage.” Wednesday, December 11 —Ex- ecutive Committee meeting at head quarters at 4 P. M. Thursday. December 12—-Suf frage Day Committee meeting at headquarters at 11 A. M. F'ridav, December it —Parade j , j Committee meeting at headquarters I at 4 P. M.: Maryland Si'itraok } Xi:\vs Committee meeting at head -1 j quarters from 12 to 1. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1912 BALTIMORE PARADE Plans Launched for Great Assemblage of Suffrage Workers to Be Held on May 31. At a most enthusiastic meeting on Tuesday, December 3. at 4 P. .M.. at 817 North Charles street, the initial plans were formulated for the next Baltimore parade. The day was fixed for Saturday, May 31, and 5 o’clock was tentatively named as the hour at which the parade would start. Mrs. F. F. Ramey was elected chairman of the committee, Mrs. \V. S. Symington, Jr., recording secretary; Mrs. R. T. Foster, corresponding secretary, and Miss M. IF Lent, treasurer. Miss Ellen LaMotte was elected chairman of the finance-committee, and Dr. Nellie Y. Mark and several other arduous workers volunteered their services for this important de partment. Dr. Mark delighted everyone by promising at once to raise SIOO toward the SIOOO, which was said to be necessary for general expenses, and one other member of the committee promised to raise SIOO also. Jt was decided to ask Mrs. liel mont if she would be wiling to sup ply the four extra golden chariots now needed to represent the four new suffrage States. Another committee meeting will be held on Friday, December 13, at 4 o'clock to appoint the advertising committee, floats committee, music committee and delegation commit tees. CHRISTMAS SALE Bazar Held By Equal Suffrage League a Great Success. The Christmas Fair, which has been held during the past week at the Equal Suffrage League head quarters at 829 North Charles street, has made suffragists long for a suffrage shop to be open all the year round. Such wonderful bar gains were displayed there that the finery of the ordinary store has come to look very unattractive by contrast. The whole affair was a tremendous success, and fully re paid the labors of those who had arranged it so tastefully. TALBOT COUNTY Meeting Arranged by Mrs. Wilcox Successful. Mrs. R. T. Foster, Rev. J. C. Mythen and Mr. Gordon O’Keefe were the speakers at the meeting held in < Lxford on Friday, Decem ber 6, under the auspices of the Just Franchise League of Talbot County. The local committee mem bers derived a great deal of inspira tion from the meeting, which was a great success. SUFFRAGE DAY DECEMBER 18TH, 9 A. M. TO 5 P. M. Those willing to fell Christmas seals and postals in the shops, hotel lobbies, etc, on SUFFRAGE DAY, will kindly send their names at once to Mrs. John G. Wilson, Chairman, 817 N. Charles Street. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. (Date changed from Dec. 11th to Dec. 18th) \ FIVE CENTS HOW YOU CAN HELP I lie great throng nf college wom en that assembled at McCoy Nall on lucsday evening, December 3, at 8 I*. M. to “help keep (joucher tor liallimore." presented by the mere token of their existence a strong argument for granting votes to women. Surely so many trained minds ought to be made use of bv our (iovermnent. At the same time this splendid group of college women, number ing more than 700, silently bespoke to anyone who knows the workers in the suffrage ranks, the real rea son why we have not woman suf frage in Maryland today. Most of the wearers of cap and gown could be recognized as believers in suf frage. but alas ! so few, .-0 very few, could be recognized as workers for the cause. Not more than seven women of all that 700 are really contributing any brains or any ap preciable work or time or money to the cause of their own enfranchise ment. It is appalling, but if is true, that the college graduates in Mary land do not count in the suffrage movement. W here they ought to be leaders, they are merely inactive believers. It is precisely this leth argy on the part of the best edu cated and best conditioned among I women that makes the path to vic ! lory so thorny for those who are doing ,1, <- work. Probably the rea- I son way college women in Mary land have 11' ’ come ir'o the move- I t It *.Ycictu-r i v have not realized that brains more than anything else are needed in the work today. It is easy to see that the Maryland Suftraue News itself could be improved enormous ly by the instillation of more brain power into its columns. The organization of a great pa rade, such as the parade on May 31 should be, demands concentrated intelligence if it is to be thoroughly successful. In the name of your alma mater then, O college women, come for ward and offer up your services any week day between 9 A. M. and 5 I'. M. at 817 North Charles street. Don't be hoodwinked into thinking that acquaintance with the truth has made you free, for you are slaves just like the rest of us. and the burden of your duty is even greater than ours for the opportun ity that has been given to you. MEETING AT HEREFORD A very good meeting was held in Miller's 1 1 all. Hereford, on Friday evening, December 6. Miss L. C. Trax, Mrs. R. T. Foster and Dr. D. R. Hooker were the speakers. Re freshments were served after the meeting bv the ladies of the Metho dist Episcopal Church, Hereford.