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Stevens Point Journal, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1907, Stevens Point, Wisconsin THE LATK SUSAN B. Woman Suffrage a Live Issue By the Late Susan B Anthony f Last Half Century Has Seen Emancipation of mer Unjust Laws Regarding She Could Not Hold Property Gradual Change of Public Opinion Anthony's Successful Fight for Married Women's Vote in by Joseph B. B. Anthony's name Is known everywhere as that of one of the cleverest women of the It ts synonymous the marvelous evolution in the status of woman in which from the until her death early In the present year she was the central The transition of the young quaker afraid of the sound of her own into the reformer and orator is no more than the great change which have been brought about in the condition of women largely through her into the Jn 1890. with this vision in its Colorado m 1893 submitted to the voters the question of full and it was carried by a ity of In the territory of Utah the women on all matters from 1870 to 18S7. when they were arbitrarily by act of In 1895 full suffrage was incorporated in tho con- which was submitted to male voters only and received a large Utah therefore was admitted as a state in 1S96, with en fully In at the general election of 1896, a constitutional amendment ing women full suffrage was ted to the It was indorsed by all four of the political parties and carried by a majority of In Kansas fn 1887 the legislature passed a by a vote of 25 to 13 In the and 90 to 21 in the conferring the municipal franchise upon the women of the In Michigan in 1893 the legislature by a large majority gave municipal suffrage to hut the law was declared unconstitutional by the preme In Montana in 1889 women property owners were granted a vote on all questions submitted to This same right was incorporated in the new constitution of Louisiana in 1S98. Women can exercise this also in seven third-class cities in New In Iowa they may vote on questions of bonding the in sota for library in Delaware in four towns for in Mississippi on several unimportant In Arkansas they have a voice in local Half a century when the tion for woman suffrage was first com- if success had the outlook for its been what it is the question would long since have been the friction of the new regime smoothed away and the general public oblivious to the fact that there ever had been a struggle to bring all this The present has not the slightest tion of the conditions which at the time when the first demand was made that the ballot should be placed in the hand of The wife who to-day rests secure in the ownership of the home and of all the property which comes to who manages It herself and enjoys the the other one compelled to work lor wages to support her col- and uses them according to her the mother widowed by death or rejoices in the possession of her the en In every possible are a livelihood and often a com- of these are in utter ig- of the efforts which were made by the women of the past to cure for them these We have now reached the point the antagonism against the rights of women is confined most wholly to that of the In practically all other respects they are conceded and while some states are slow in changing their laws to con- form to the new dispensation the tice of it is admitted and It will pre- vail universally in the near so far as the statutes are The battle henceforth must be for the The vital question thus What is the outlook for the ultimate success of this last con- Commencing with municipal frage to widows and spinsters in 3869, England now grants to all on the same terms as to the full suffrage except the parliamentary West Australia began with the municipal ballot In 3871; South tralia in 18SO; Xew Zealand in 1886. The full parliamentary suffrage was granted to women in New Zealand in 1893; in South Australia in 1895; in West Australia in 3900. The Isle of Man granted the full franchise in 3883. Every English colony has some form of woman years ago In no part of the United States did women possess a shred of save that in tucky widows could vote on school In 1S61 Kansas gave this privilege to all In 1875 school suffrage was granted to women by Minnesota and in 1876 by in 1878 by New Hampshire and in 1879 by In 1880 by New York and in 1883 by In 1885 by in 1887 by North and South Arizona and New in 1889 by in 1890 by in 1891 by in 1893 by In 1894 by In 1869 the territory of Wyoming gave full suffrage to women after 21 the state came No one who examines these tics can fail to see a steady advance in the direction of woman with no In only one single instance has the ballot been taken away from women after it was granted in the territory of This was after its legality had been three times declared by ent through a despotic and most unjust decision of the supreme which was in direct tion to the organic act under which the territory was The only logical conclusion must be that the will and this Is the more irresistible because women themselves are developing so rapidly in business organized self-reliance and knowledge of public They are also becoming large property holders and and as such are de- manding a voice in questions directly affecting their financial claim which public sentiment is ly inclined to The continued policy of om government has been to extend the until now all classes of citizens are with the one and only exception of In natural sequence they must be the next to receive the As has been shown the line is already broken in. many and the movement under headway which must inevitably result In making all only to such tions as apply to part of the electoral the question will be you find any encouragement in the defeats which the suffrage ment has met when It has been voted on in the different de- always must be counted ly against this The thin line of opposition is found In the nat ural conservatism of even the gent and respectable classes among That all these ad in brief space of a few have been overcome to the extent Indicated by the above fig Is as sure a guaranty as could ask that in a few years more counting upon the same ratio of de- they will entirely disappear and the majority be transferred from the negative to tho affirmative side of this Do I feel disheartened at the series of defeats which this measure ters in the various state Not in the When the agitation for equal rights first began It was al most impossible to have the question considered at all by legislative there always has existed among civilized men a greater or lesa sentiment of justice and chivalry ward When the latter would present their bills for and also for the modification of some unjust the former would be thrown aside without debate and the latter eventually granted as a sort of When I remember that I myself and the small handful of en who were associated with me went up to the New York tion In for ten years before we could get a law giving married women control of the wages they when I recollect that a little band of headed by Lucy Stone and Rev. Anna besieged the legislature ten years before they were successful in getting the legal right for a wife to be buried In her husband's cemetery and when I recall many other instances quite as outrageous I am not surprised that the yielding of the great fundamental er of the suffrage has been so long At as has been tures refused any consideration ever of this Then it to the stage of being taken up and made the subject of ribaldry and abuse which seem incredible at the present Now it has reached the plane of dignified argument and it is seldom that any legislature rejects such a without a certain amount of This question has a full day's session of the United States congress on several It was debated a few years ago for two days in a respectful ner in the Massachusetts house of it has been the sub- ject of serious discussion in half a dozen legislatures within a recent At every session of the New York legislature a woman-suffrage in some form receives careful and seldom fails to pass either the senate or the assembly by a large In all legislatures it is no uncommon occurrence 1'or the to pass one house and frequently to be defeated in the other bv a bare Sometimes only a vote for a reconsideration saves it from com- plete sometimes it does carry and goes to the voters for Eleven legislatures have thus ted the question and five have taken this action with an increased affirmative as has been TRUST FOOLS TEXAS CORSICANA COMPANY BELIEVED TO BE PART OP TILFORD DOES NOT KNOW Attorney Kellogg Says of ter Control the Personal Profits of J. D. In 1867 such an amendment received in Kansas affirmative and negative In 1894 It was again submitted and received tive and 130.139 negative a very considerable decrease In the centage of the In Colorado in 1877 the vote stood 14.055 defeated by In 1893 it stood 29.- 461 of in women were In Oregon in 1884 the vote stood 28.176 opposing In 1900 it stood the opposing ity only In 3889 the vote on a suffrage amendment in Washington was majority In 1S9S the vote was majority against re- to 10.326. South Dakota in 1S90 gave votes in favor and 45.632 in a majority against of IE 1898 it gave in the opposing majority being brought down to Is there anything discouraging in these Do they not show be- yond all question by the very great reduction of the opposing majority at each election the gradual melting away of what Hon. John D. Long calls glacier of bourbonism and The idea of woman suffrage has to encounter the opposing dice and custom of the These are particularly strong in the case of foreign men to whom the thought of liberty and equality for women is a revelation which they arc not prepared to accept by their The bitter hostility of those classes who may be described under the eral term of enemies of good Is there any other logical conclusion to be drawn from these facts than that this progress will and as public sentiment becomes more en- the justice and the need of woman's vote more and en themselves more one state after another will fall into line and grant their full Wendell Phillips used to not only congress and the state but all the crossroads schoolhouses are debating the tion of I know that the cause will The question of an suffrage has now reached this There is seldom a day in the year that I do not receive ranging from the great universities of the country to the intermediate de- of the public and ironi clubs and societies of every de- for literature and other in- formation to be used In debates upon this The most casual reader must observe that there is scarcely an edition of any of the great or small daily or of the ous monthly which does not contain articles bearing directly or indirectly upon this This must be regarded as an indication that it is a practical issue and one of general These are the principal and an infinite number of minor ones might be why its advocates find ample encouragement in the outlook for woman New the Standard Oil company is operating under the name of the Corsicana Refining company In the state of which has den the oil combine to operate within the was indicated when Wesley H. treasurer of the Standard Oil under ex- amination in the government's suit against the testified that H. C. Folger and C. M. who Frank the attorney for the states control the are prominent in the con- duct of affairs of the Standard Oil Mr. Kellogg sought to draw from the witness information that the company was really a Standard Oil company and was ating In Texas because laws of that state would not permit the combine to operate Mr. ford replied so far as he the Standard Oil company had no in- in He said that Mr. Folger and Mr. Payne were both cers of the Standard Oil but he was not aware that they owned the Corsicana Another interesting development was the official statement made for the first of John D. Rockefeller's personal holdings in the Standard Oil Just to what extent the reputed head was individually inter- ested in the great concern has long been a matter of It was brought out that Mr. Rockefeller owned or more than of the total 972.500 cates of the Standard Oil Based on the earnings of the com- pany as placed on record it s computed that Mr. Rockefeller's sonal profits during the past eight years have aggregated almost At Tuesday's hearing it was testified that in the years 1899 to 1906 the Standard Oil company had earned total profits of 934. A Big Profit In New light was shed upon the remarkable earning capacity of the various subsidiary companies of the Standard Oil company day when Frank B. who Is conducting the federal succeeded in placing upon the record the profits of 1" of the principal subsidiary com- panies In the years 3903 and 1906. Tho statement of the earnings of tho Standard Oil company of which was recently fined by Judge of for re- disclosed that In 1906 the com- pany earned no less than on a capitalization of or over per a The ana company in 1906 earned more than any subsidiary company of the big In a period of eight from 1899 to 1906 the on a statement spread upon the records of Tuesday's was shown to have earned total profits of 934, or at the rate of more than a and distributed to its shareholders in the same period THE PRESIDENT TO GAMP HE WILL SPEND 17 DAYS IN CANE BRAKES OF Region In and Mr. Roosevelt Will Have Some Good Oyster N. Y. Seventeen days of real with none of tho duties of his office to worry is what President Roosevelt ia to have when lie goes into camp next and it will be most welcome to Though nominally on hU vacation at Oyster Bay this there have been but few hours in which official business has not A cal and mental as complete as his cares will is now ar- President Roosevelt will pitch his camp in the northeastern corner of on or about tober 5. The exact spot is yet to be The plans provide for a but every one wbo knows eastern Louisiana knows that the cane brakes shelter game worthy of a huntsman of presidential Those who have the good fortune to make pleasant the president's expect that the monotony of camp life will occasionally be broken by a While the details of the trip have not been thoroughly worked the main features were announced by Secretary Loeb The dent will leave Oyster Bay for ington next Wednesday and on the following Sunday will start on hla western and southern At on 4, the program will interrupted and the president will start for the camping Ha will break camp on October 21. going directly to to make his promised speech The re- turn to Washington will be begun most Immediately and the White House will be reached on the afternoon of October 23. The president will be the guest while In camp of Civil Service Com- missioner John A. of New and of John M. of New Following the speech at Vicksburg October 21, the president has ed to make an address at on the following News of Wisconsin Interesting Happenings In the Various Cities and Towns of the TAKES AFFINITY Dr. Herron and Rich to Live in George D. erly a student at who deserted the wife he met and during the time they were classmate the historic old has gon to Italy to spend the rest of his day with his Miss th wealthy girl who won him from hi college Dr. Herron ha been unable to escape the tongue o scandal in so has taken th left by him and his wife Mrs. Ward aad gone to Florence Where such affairs are not so mon as in After leaving Rl Dr. Herrou was driven from the pastorate of u church at Burlington because of his socialistic views and when he left his wife to trave with his ho was dropped from the professorship of an Iowa col He has now been abandonee even by his socialistic COUNCIL TO MEET IN Plan of Racine Body to Avoid per FOUR DIE IN AUTO Prominent Elks Are Killed at ado Colorado powerful racing automobile occupied by seven prominent Elks and chauffeur and built to hold three while running at a crashed Into a telephone polo at the bottom of tho West street hill here early Tuesday and was Three of tho occupants were killed a fourth died shortly the accident and others were or less seriously The bodies of the three dead wero mangled almost beyond The John S. formerly of New killed Britten L. died shortly U. a dealer in electrical killed H. killed The Injured are James George F. H. Ward aud A. W. The party had been to the clubhouse at to attend a at the manner in which some of his pet schemes many star chamber secrets of the council have become public property utmost before they were conceived Mayor A. J. Horlick proposes to hold council committee meetings in a place where newspaper reporters will bo unable to hear what ia going and to that eud has ordered the board of education to vacate its quarters in the city which is In reality a large fireproof original ly built for the purpose of storing valir able documents and public Wedding Business of Miss Mildred of Green and Vic tor Theodore of received unexpected Invitations to a wedding dinner at the In honor of the con pie who were married earlier In the and bridegroom tested that the affair was not an although they had not ex- to be married Mr Is an wont to Chicago on busings and called on his who was visiting They decided to get married tit ami Immediately hunted up a Fifteen present at the Including Mrs. Gratia of clal session was returning CHICAGO'S CHARTER Voters Reject the Instrument at the Special Curse of The man who is always asking ad- vice from everybody never takes It from He is much too weak minded even to make up his mind as to which advice suits his mind the and he lives in a perpetual state of indecision which the earnestly ex- pressed opinions of his friends and only serve to The end of such a man is confusion and which are really all that he Weekly Dis- new city the result of many work by committees and was defeated in the special election The vote was nearly two to one against it. The efforts of the United societies for Local the South Park the Deneen faction among the Republicans and of the Democrats are credited with the The claim that the charter would result in much higher taxes had much to do with Its NOVELTY IN LA WIS. Electric Light Company Ordered to Increase Its La a decision handed down Friday by the state railway the electric ing rates charged by the La Crosse Dynamite In Thrashing men ly escaped being Killed or badly In- by tho explosion of dynamite while they were at work at a ing on Peter farm In I lie town of The men were about six foet from chine and the machine was Some of the bundles of grain In the wero with the morn bundles loaded with dynamite were Arrest 800 Men in One Russian Troops and police made a sudden de- scent upon the large cotton mill here owned by Marcus who was murdered by his employes Sept. 13. because he refused to pay them for the time they were out on Eight hundred of the workmen were taken into New Ideals in Gifts Sofa Pillows Stuffed with Balsam Fir Always Sofa pillows stuffed with balsam fir have long been in use and will ever be a delight to the weary city to whom their refreshing fume brings visions of mountains and says a writer In Harper's Ba- Less well but not less are cushions filled with fern and bayberry The sweet fern be gathered when in full but before it has begun to dry under the summer sun. Take only the young bayberry The Ideal place to dry such things Is in a dry where the process can go on without any of the fragrance being wasted by the To fill a pillow use two-thirds sweet fern to one-third of the bayberry No perfumes made by man can compare with which are the product of the A girl who hat a few of lavender has at her tto material for many delightful If she also has lemon verbena she is in- deed as the two combine and improve each other quite For handkerchief sachets take equal parts of lavender and lemon These sachets may be made as elaborate or simple as one They may be of fine lawn even of crepe tissue Japanese paper napkins are pretty and answer well for this A Weird our said a make a good deal of cyanide of Men who handle this poison are too often seized with an Insane desire to eat it. white and beautiful crystals exercise on the mind a strange such as snakes are said to exercise upon small Though yon know that the is deadly you feel a horrible longing to crush a of it jour many cases are recorded of men who were unable to resist this awful prosperous and young men found dead in the tory beside a glittering white heap of cyanide of potassium in many chemical works the men are strictly forbidden to enter the cyanide house War on Greek 111. War against Greek restaurants was begun following an attack on Frank col- lector for by the proprietor of the Royal restaurant in North cago restaurant a waiter and a cook are under to bo too low and and the company IK ordered to put a er of rates Into This is the decision of this kind ever made In Under tho new state public service cor- as well as may appeal to the commission for and this step was by the local Tried to Kill Police Grand trumps who their names ns Douglas and I Davis respectively have been bound over to the circuit rout I charged with j to take the life of Chief of j lice was conducting j them outside of the city limits on an I that they should leave the When at limits one of tlie hobos si and attempted to slash but the chief was too and rearrested the Wu Tung Fang May was announced Friday that Liang who had been to succeed Sir Liang Cheng as minister to had instead been appointed assistant of the or Chinese board of foreign While no Fair was Big fair of 1007 netted approximately With Hie mate appropriation the premiums the profit s 000 and with the balance in the treasury at tho beginning Un- the hoard of will begin work for Hie next fair with between In the all of which with the AVENGED WIFE WEARS How Mrs. Outran a woman scorned and supplanted In her affections by another worked out a swifter and deadlier revenge than she ever ed was laid bare In Judge court in Chicago at the trial of Amasa C. the wealthy lumberman of charged with the murder of Dr. Benjamin F. The dramatic story came out in the reading of a series of letters written to the defendant by Mrs. Ellen divorced wife of the slain They revealed to Campbell his wife's for the handsome The defense admits these ters did much to drive Campbell in- The prosecution declares they drove him to The letters themselves were a remarkable tion In feminine They were filled with outbursts of wild with traces of the old affection for her husband that was dying with touches of womanly vanity that stood out with fantastic humor against their pure with pathetic signs of a breaking and running through a merciless pose to be WOMEN FIGHT FOR YOUNG Unusual Legal Action Is Brought In Appleton mother and er are fighting for the possession of a child In the Appleton He Is Edward aged ten His present whereabouts are a The lawful mother's name is Mrs. Frank Loin of Mich. She was divorced in 1904, and It is said there was an agreement that lather was to take the boy and the mother was to take the Mrs. Lombard claims the ing wan that at the death of either the or mother the other was to have both Mrs. bard's Is now dead and the second wife now claims the It IH the stepmother Is holding the boy In Want Freight Rates One of tho first tant moves to ho made by tho ly created chamber of com- will be mi appeal to the consin rate commission and also to the Interstate commerce com- for a readjustment of freight between Milwaukee and Fox river valley with especial to which nate oast of An gation conducted by the S. Heymann of this Is said to reveal In favor the cities to the north and The Heymann Co. furnishes the on proportional rates m originating at points aat of Second Third Fourth Ill Luc mth and 2C.G 21 16 The haul to and Is longer than it Is to Yet the tales to thu three on the lower Fox is cent. official announcement has yet been tlon made of the name of the new be available for ter to ft Is understood that the determination has been reached to send Wu Ting Fang back Lotes Both in the Blue Eyed and Fair Skinned One of the mysteries of Mexico is presented by the who Inhabit the Sierra Madre mountains in the lower part of They have fair blue eyes and light hair and students of ethnology have ways been puzzled to account for There is a that these Indians are the descendants of the crew of passengers of a Swedish vessel wrecked on the Mexican coast centuries before Columbus discovered the new but this tradition Is founded on nothing more substantial than a folklore tale current among them that their ancestors came over the Me Mlt water hundreds of New Head of Chester Deneen day appointed Dr. Cyrus H. of superintendent of asylum for insane criminals Chester In place of Dr. Walter who died on E. Dr. H. L. Getz Stabs H. L. former president of the International Association of Railway at- tempted suicide at the railway tion at West Liberty by stabbing self over the to that from which he was re- of the Western met called four years with an accident rendered I the amputation of both teet Employes Lose Dock I was standing on the main trac The strike of tHe j Of expecting that Southern Pacific dock workers train from Milwaukee would corne in The company made minor j on a Hiding as but It came on but the wage scale re- the main He had time to mains 30 to 40 cents an a spring saved him from instan Orders Bartlett to Fond dn Attorney notice on Frank A. former president of the board it the county insane forth that unless ho about In the county money to have been d him for the oare of Inmates of lie during his term nd not turned over to the will be commenced against Woman Dies at Age of 304 Maria aged I'M the oldest Inhabitant of the upper peninsula of is She retained her faculties up to only a whoi I time Mrs. Jackson was horn in and at the age of years came to the copper living at She has lived here for i Elizabeth Holmes Found New Elizabeth who was ejected from the White House In 3906, after Bondsmen Settle for formei Jeremiah O'Leary have set tied the shortage of left him a series of attempts to interview the when he retired from office and was adjudged Insane j against was dismissed day by a sheriff's j shortage due to a clerical error i and DO criminal Intent wah alleged Asylum Superintendent W. E. superintendent of the asylum for Killed By Mill the 31 Arrested for Detroit N. his release from the penitentiary Thursday J. Laurence Miller was rearrested on a warrant from Detroit on the charge of swindling Fred J. a lumber Miller formerly was a bank clerk at W. Va. insane at died at the year-old son of George living institution aged 80 The three miles west of a remains will be Interred In I horrible death bjr In a revolving shaft In his mill Venezuela Paying Is declared hero that Becker Talks at a terrific rain county Fort for New Jersey N. Court tice J. Franklin Fort was nominated for governor at Thursday's lican state convention on the first lOt o the government of Venezuela has paid that cleared the over to the Belgian legationi al grounds where he was to cas Ihe first installment of the i a Mavor Hecker was 000 owed by Venezuela to Belgian an gave an address to a large Train Robbers Got thousand mainly In large is declared to have been secured by the robbers wbo held up the Great ern train near tember 12. crowd In War on In this have opened war on eral malicious barricades of public having been laid within the last Frank Gerhauser one of the traveling men In consin and one of the oldest In point of died suddenly at his home here of inflammation of the lungs by the fracture of four ribs in an accident at Iron River four Kick Against H. G. Kreas has filed a complaint the post office department at Washington demanding better service from the Northwestern railroad between and are Harvest Festival for business men planning for a week brim full of at- September 2o to 28, when a street harvest home festival and an industrial convention will be ed into hix Try to Float Half city water com- mission having in charge the chase of the plant of the City Water expects soon to make a re- port regarding the floating of bonds of The city's present Imit is Fair Watertown Inter- county fair opened here which was children's Two Wa- bands and bands from oo and
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