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MARYLAND SUFFRAGE NEWS KtittTci] on M-.'urn) i las* matter December l, tttt, at the poxtofflce at Mainmort?. Maryland, under the Act of March 3, 1ITI. VOL. I No. 51 SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1913 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 track- 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 campaign for the Parade Kuml i* nil. Plans are going tor- ward ;mil the l-*iii;im-i- Committee is receiving budgets from the active committees, Hamls will cost 8nu each, The il"t> will cost 8fo >. and all in all. the original budget >>i $tjoo look* more and more insttm- 'itiu each . Please semi all oomriliuti'ii!* lo Mr^. Win. J. Drown, chairman of the l-'iiiaiH-e Committee, s 17 North ( harles street. .Mi-s ftorenre \ilKr....s .go Miu \l. II. Iiivm...... ,aj Sale lileraliii'i'. phta, cal- endars, badges, etc*,, .s-'io Sale of tea ami cakes*,. 5.60 Rental of headquarters,. -'.;> l're\iiiu-lv acknowledged I0.J4S.74 Total .$10,^1^0.58 PETITIONS COMMITTEE Ten more \0H111teers for tlie !*- tition work have been secured. This brings the total iiiuuher up lo \j\. There are still 177 needed. If your name is not ineluileil in the u.t. will you not semi it in to Just (Invern- nuni League Headquarters? All that this Involves is the securing of too nanus to the petition between now and August 1st. This i- at the rale of twenty signatures a month, or live a week. This is very little to ask of anyone, anil it means so nwch to the eatl-e. Let Y< >t" K name he included anion!,' neM week's volunteers. The ten new volunteers are as follow*: .Mr. Harry I'airo. Mr-. Charles Tliur- m.ui. Mrs. Henry M. Thomas. .Miss \mv Mai-Mahon. Miss Margaret Hepburn, Miss Atme Sloan. Miss Caroline Etansemer, Mi-- R, K. Smith, Mi- May tiillelh-y. Mr-. \. I. (arr. WORKING WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ' >n April 4th Mr. Mvlhen will adilre-s the members of the Work hie. Women's Association anil will try to interest them to march in the -May parade a- a body. MRS. REGINALD FOSTER A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses, an experienced social worker and now OtgaVttfaVi i'ur iic Just Government i.eaitue 01 Muryianu. CONNECTK ITS EXPERIENCE How the Democratic Party Happened to Put in an Equal Suffrage Plank in Ita Platform. Shortly before the party conven- tions met in Connecticut test -nm- hht tn frame their platforms a tending member of the Democratic parly appeared before the Legis- lative Committee- of tlie Woman Suffrage Association and inform- et| the members tliat lie thought it might lie possible to hftVG a plank providing for municipal suffrage for women Inserted in the I >emo- cratic platform it the women would promise their stiport. After .1 somewhat stormy session the com- mittee replied that not only would they refuse to support such a plank, lint that if a hill with such an in- tent were introduced before the Legislature ihey would appear tn speak against it ami would oppose it in every way. The Democratic leader retorted that "half a loaf was better than no Inaf at all." and that if the women wished to ibow such jKJor sense as to refuse suport to a moderate measure they would have to .nake Up their mind- to get nothing at all. The suffragists re- signed themselves to their fate. knowing that their principles were well founded, and at the close of the convention they were rewarded hy learning that the Democratic party hail nailed down an equal suffrage plank in ha platform providing for fnlt suffrage for the women of Con- nect lent Let Maryland women profit hy the experience of their -i-ters else- where. TALHOT COt NTY Suffragists Make Plana for May Pageant. The Ju-i Franchise League held its monthly meeting on .March 15th at the league headquarters, Kaston, M'l. The Petition Committee gave a most favorahle report, Mrs. John Macllale. the chairman, reporting eighty-five name- on her petition. Mr>. \. II. Pattison read a paper on the " Cnanswcrable Argument ( ?> That Women Do Nut Want to Vote," and Mrs. p, |.. T ravers re- futed the Kaston amis' statement that only "Mormons and semi-civil- ized countries and States had en- franchised women " Miss Alice Cox will have charge of plans for the Talhot county lloat for tlie pageant on May JlSt, The league will endeavor to oh- tain a speaker from the Anli-Suf- frage Society to debate the question of Equal Suffrage. CECIL COUNTY Plana Maturing for a Caravan Trip. Next week Cecil comity will he- gJn to hear of \ Otei for Women from every town-hip. The cara- van trip will start; meetings will he planned for even possihlc "corner" of the county. Cecil already has a suffrage league, which was organ- fared less than a Mar ago. MASS-MEETINt. AT ANNAPOLIS Men's League of Anne Arundel County Start Active Campaign. A mass-meeting called hy Mr. W. II. Hart, the president of the Men's League of Anne Arundel county, is scheduled for Sunday. April 30tb, at Colonial Theater. The Just t lov- ernment League of Anne Arundel county will co-operate ami it is ex- pected that a large number of per- sons will he reached, lite meeting is to he on the lines of the one held recently in the Academy of Music in llaltimore ami the question of wo- man suffrage in relation to morality will he discussed. Congres-man llohsoit. Senator Thomas of Colo- rado. Mrs. Kent. Dr. Howard Kelly and the Rev, J. < i. Mythen will speak. Mr. Hart will preside and tell of the particular problems of the capital city. The Rev. Mr. McComas. rector of St. Anne's Church. Annapolis, will open the meeting with prayer. TORCH LK.HT CLUB Appoints Parade Committee. 'I he Torch Light Cluh. a chit. ..f young girls who voted to partici- pate in the suffrage parade on May Jl, has apointc'1 a committee to arrange for costumes to he worn at that time. Red and white will lie the color scheme. YOt'NG LADIES* BENEVOLENT SOCIETY The Young Ladies' Benevolent Society, with a mem her.ship of over 30O, has asked the secretary of the Men's League !o address then, on the subject of "Woman's Clvte Re- sponsibility." The society is estab- lished to care for the poor and friendless girls who may come to its knowledge and is especially a beneficial organization. That many of the aims for which it is estab- lished' could best be attained by the exercise of the ballot is obvious and we hope to have this strong and able nssociation affiliated with the Just (lovernment League. HOW YOU CAN HELP "Many hands make light work." The truth of this old adage is no- where more apparent than in the suffrage campaign. There is hardly a precinct in llaltimore City that eanot boast of having a nucleus of Wtffragistl resident in it. If these stilTragists would let their suffrage work begin at home, right in their own neighborhood, no one would have to work very hard, and yet the suffrage propaganda would go for- ward incredibly fast. There are twenty-four wards in Kaliiniore City. In each ward there are on an average twelve precincts; in each precinct there arc from JJO to 450 resident voters, A precinct covers a very small extent of space onl) about m or u blocks. The work of a precinct captain is easy and simple, hut at the same time as essential as each stitch is in work- done on a chain stitch machine. All the precinct captain has to do is to jet her precinct book containing an alphabetical list of the suffragist resident- in her precinct from her ward captain, call these suffragists together at a meeting at her own or some one else's house am! then detail the precinct out block hy block to those who are willing to lu-lp. The ohjctt in precinct work is Id convert a majority of the voters in the precinct 0 suffrage, in other words to carrc the OtCUKl for suf- frage Candidates this year, and later to carry it to the referendum when the fate of the bill will he decided. The methods to be pursued are to place suffrage literature in all shops, doctors', dentists' offices in the precinct, to circulate the petit km ami voters' pledge slips, to get new subscriptions for 'fin. Sriiitvci: NfiWS, ami ultimately to interview all adult residents of the precinct on the subject of suffrage. It is not necessary to hold propaganda meeting-. It is only necessary to hold one business meeting in the month for the purpose of hearing reports and preparing a report to he sent in to the ward chairman. !t is also important to have one delegate appointed to attend the ward meet- ings, to take in the report. The precinct work is really good fun. it is stimulating and easy, and when all is said and done it is as fundamental to the success of the suffrage movement as the boh- in a bridge arc fundamental lo it* sta- bility, fry it and then if you don't like it. give it up. but at any rale, try it for a month. WASHINGTON COt NTY Propaganda Leaflets Circulated. llagcrstown ami vicinity js being systematically canvassed with Alice Stone l.lackwcll's "t objections Ah swered." Every near-and-possible suffragist has received a pamphlet. ( >ur teachers in the correspondence school are also carrying 011 les- sons, and by summer the [lagers- town residents will be unable to plead, "We have nut heard much of suffrage." Watch Our Ads.