James, Ada Lois, 1876-1952 / Ada James papers, correspondence, 1912, Nov. 8-Dec. 23
Wis Mss OP, Box 17, Folder 3 ([unpublished])
[Letter to the editor: Richland Center, Wis., Dec. 9, 1912] PDF (475.2 KB)
OFFICERS VICE-PRESIDENTS: President-Miss Ada L. James Mrs. Henrietta C. Lyman Richland Center Madison Secretary-Miss Sarah S. James e Phlit EE97of Wisconsin Miss RoseOSwart Oshkosh Mrs. Geo. W. Peckham Treasurer-Myrtle Ber SUFFRAGE HEADQUARTERS Milwaukee Milwaukee Mrs. Frank Thanhouser 1016 WELLS BUILDING Milwaukee Auditor--Mrs. Ben Hooper Mrs. B. C. Gudden Oshkosh MILWAUKEE, WIS. Oshkosh TEL. MAIN 1297 RICHLAND CENTER,WIS., ec Q 1911 To the Editor:- taken .ýn the puestiun of enfranchisine the w ?men of our 5t -t -. In an editorial of November 7th, yom ,anifest surprise at tiic negative vote on the ouffrage referendum, permit ,?e to say we were no less srprise& andr have wade a car -ful study of ihe situation. The result of our investigation will daubtless prove interesting. tI every man and woman -ho believes that "isconsin is free frei . it *f the ?i Interests. 7¢e expected to find indifference as 1he majQrity ,treal--ys indiferent to prog'res', e si~e of the vote on all r-firen<urs proves t this. le could -:Lt find n insttanc, 'here "isconnin ha.d ever c't - vote o f 2 0Q0," ~n r dA r-e , n hie Pil ,a ukee c u.7tj i 1 al",.ays fallen below 30;000. Compare the following tfiEurfs ard ,oei rill !he re was ittle ink!ifference on the subject. 11 r tif f rn. Au" i r r 1Wf f rg(t For Cov. PcCovern For Judge Yarel 179,779 6,5"7 llilwaukee cast -tvote of lkr,11ý4i' fmLr :i3 ',t tins t ~t a I ,kad you studied the record of 'xnencments and been told that 132,O00 vOtes _'ould be cast for it, you wvuld have deciphered suffrage would barry wtLh a good majority. Here is the story of our defeat. Wisconsih is the third state in the union in the manufaoture of fermented liquors, "he second inthe *ut put of malt; these liquor interests are oapitalized at $85,Ud4,er0.
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