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James, Ada Lois, 1876-1952 / Ada James papers, correspondence, 1912, Nov. 8-Dec. 23
Wis Mss OP, Box 17, Folder 3 ([unpublished])

[Letter from S. M. Marsh to Miss Ada James: Neillsville, Wis., November 13, 1912] PDF (543.6 KB)



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I have felt so much elated over the result in the four Mates
that won out that I am sometimes able to forget rur defea    in W   onsin.
It d~aonastrtes what all of us have been saying during the owipaĆ·ga
     t
suffrage is coing in every State in the Uni nand it deonstrtes t1,
it is c4nF, a little more rapidly than most of us have dared to Xp.
I            joke my progreesive friends since election by
re~inding t'emi that Wisoonsin is progressive in polltics just so on    as
the progressive measure does not in any way                ectly or
1, with the liquor interess, but that as soon as t       speial interest
is touched we are at the rear of the process!-n of Sttes.so far as-o-
gress is -on1erned. I shall dislike very mucx to see
upon Wisconsin by the federal government biut 1 n nt at all crtain )u
h t that is tlhe war we- wilI get it in this St e.
I have been tryin   for the cast two years and iore to
Senator La Pollette to see    at while  e heas been rleasin   the
from the control of the Railway Compani      nd
utilities, another special interest 1as gotten more loet       control of
the State -orzrnnent than the Piway       pnes ever hud. Ther p      pr-
bably not a man in Wisconsin today who Wields sj muoh political influence
as Wilia   Austin,the bre     lobbyit.    ntil te government is read
frcum his grip we will have to simply take whateer he -ands out toui
the wy of legislation.
rember me kindly to your father, enator Jeuel.
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