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THE
REMONSTRANCE.
BOSTON, JANUARY, 1909.
The Remonstrance is published quarterly by the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women. It expresses the views of women in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, Washington, and other states who believe that the great majority of their sex do not want the ballot, and that to force it upon them would not only be an injustice to women, but would lessen their influence for good and imperil the community.
The Remonstrants ask a thoughtful consideration of their views in the interest
of fair discussion.
Any one who desires to receive the
quarterly numbers can do so by enclosing
25 cents in stamps to the Treasurer,
MRS. JAMES M. CODMAN,
Walnut St., Brookline.
Information in regard to The Remonstrance and other publications of the Association may be obtained from the Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Charles P.
Strong, 24 Concord Avenue, Cambridge.
State Otgauniatlons Opposed to 'the
Further Extension of Suffrage to
Women.
XIASSACHUSETTS.
35 Branch Committees; 14,163 members in
245 cities, towns, and villages of
the State.
MRS. G. HOWLAND SHAW, President.
MRS. J. RANDOLPH COOLIDGE,
MISS ANNA L. DAWES,
MRS. CHARLES ELIOT GUILD,
MRS. CHARLES D. HOMANS,
MISS AGNES IRWIN, Dean of P
Radcliffe College,
MRS. HENRY M. WHITNEY,
MRS. JAMES M. CODMAN, Treasurer,
Walnut Street, Brookline.
MISS ELIZABETH JOHNSON, Rec. Sec'y.
MRS. CHARLES P. STRONG, Cor. Sec'y,
24 Concord Avenue, Cambridge.
NEW YORK.
MRS. FRANCIS M. SCOTT, President.
MRS. ARTHUR M. DODGE, First Vice-President.
MRS. ELIHU ROOT,
MRS. RICHARD WATSON GILDER, -,
MRS. WILLIAM A. PUTNAM,
MRS. ROBERT McVICKAR, MRS. GEORGE DOUGLAS MILLER, MRS. WILLIAM P. NORTHRUP,
MRS. FRANCIS S. BANGS, Treasurer.
MRS. GEORGE PHILLIPS, Secretary,
29 West 39th Street, Room 819,
New York City.
Chairmen of Auxiliaries.
MRS. WILLIAM A. PUTNAM, Chairman,
70 Willow Street,. Brooklyn.
MISS JAL CE HILL CHITTENDEN, Secretary.
MRS. LINDLEY MURRAY, Jr., Treasurer. MRS. ROBERT MeVICKAR,
269 North Fulton Avenue, Mt. Vernon. MRS. GEORGE DOUGLAS MILLER. MRS. WINSLOW CRANNELL,
138 State Street, Albany.
MRS. WILLIAM P. NORTHRUP,
80 Jewett Avenue, Buffalo.
MlATIVE COMfMrTTEE.
MRS. MELVIN P. FRANK, President,
Portland.
MRS. SIDNEY W. THAXTER, Secretary,
Portland.
MRS. CHARLES S. OGDEN, Portland. MRS. JAMES P. BAXTER, Portland. MRS. CLARENCE H. CORNING, Portland. MRS. F. A. QUINBY, Portland. MISS LOUISA SPRING, Portland. MISS CATHERINE P. TALBOT, Portland. MISS HANNAH L. TALBOT, Portland. MISS MARY KING LONGFELLOW, Portland. MISS ELINOR S. MOODY, Portland. MISS MARION RICHMOND WEEKS,
Portland.
MRS. JOHN F. THOMPSON, Portland. MRS. JOHN M. GLIDDEN, Newcastle. MRS. P. M. BLAKE, Bangor. MRS. F. 0. ROBINSON, Brunswick.
ILZINOIS.
MRS. CAROLINE F. CORBIN, President.
MRS.i S. M. NICKERSON, ie-Presidnts. MRS. R. J. OGLESBY, VePresdents. MISS J. C. FAIRFIELD, Secretary,
597 Dearborn Avenue, Chicago. MRS. A. T. GALT, Auditor.
OREGON.
MRS. R. W. WILBUR, President,
780 Lovejoy Street, Portland.
MRS. WM. S. LADD, Vice-Pre t.
MRS. J. B. MONTGOMERY, ie-Pridents. MRS. WALLACE MeCAMANT, Treasurer. MISS ELEANOR E. GILE, Secretary.
IO0 WA COMLMIrTTEE.
MRS. J. H. MERRILL, 509 W. Fourth Street,
Des Moines.
1RHODBE ISLAND COMMITTEE.
MRS. CHARLES W. LIPPITT, Providence.
WASJHINGTON COMMJITTEE.
Seattle.
MRS. JOHN LEARY, President. MRS. G. W. BACON, Secretary,
51i 10th Avenue, South.
Tacoma.
MRS. CHAUNCEY W. GRIGGS, President. MRS. FITCH B. STACEY, Vice-President. MRS. A. B. BULL, Secretary,
32 N. E. Street.
IN PROCESS OF DEFEAT.
AMERICAN suffragists have objected strenuously to the phrase in one. of Mrs. Humphry Ward's letters in the London Times, in which she described the suffrage movement in the United States as ".in process of defeat."
Yet it requires only a glance at the record to prove that Mrs. Ward's phrase is accurately descriptive. When a propaganda, persistently and energetically pushed in more than half the states in the Union, has not achieved a single success worth mentioning in twelve years, may it not truthfully be said to be " in process of defeat "? This is the record of the suffrage movement in the United States, The list of suffrage successes which the suffrage newspapers are so fond of publishing closes with 1896, when the women of Utah and Idaho were given the ballot. Since that date no state has granted full suffrage to women; no state has given them municipal suffrage; the only gains have been unimportant enactments in a few states, such as those which allow taxpaying women to Vote on . the rare occasions when questions of expenditure or borrowing are submitted to the vote of taxpayers.
The record in Massachusetts is instructive in this connection. In 1897 the Massachusetts House of Representatives defeated a resolve for the submission of a suffrage amendment to the constitution by a vote of 53 yeas to 86 nays. Ten years later, only 14 members of the House voted for a similar resolve, and the negative vote was I25. The intervening years had shown a steady decline in the favoring vote; in I898, to 44 votes; in 1899, to 3 votes, and so on.
As to municipal suffrage, in 1894 the House actually passed a municipal suffrage bill by a vote of 122 to io6, and only the conservatism of the Senate prevented its enactment. Last year the House defeated a similar bill by a vote of 30 yeas to 99 nays. Does not this look as if the suffrage movement were " in process of defeat "?
The suffragists resent the intimation that the formation of associations of American women to oppose woman suffrage has had anything to do w-th
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Title
The Remonstrance, Quarterly publication of Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women
Contributor Names
Remonstance, The (Publisher)
Created / Published
Boston, Massachusetts, Jan-09
Subject Headings
-  Roosevelt, Theodore
-  Root, Elihu
-  Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women
-  anti-suffrage arguments
-  Abbott, Lyman
-  Periodicals
Genre
Periodicals
Notes
-  "An Anti-Suffrage Meeting in New York," Remonstrance, page 3, reprints Theodore Roosevelt's November 10, 1908, letter as a preface to Lyman Abbott's December 4, 1908, addresses; and Elihu Root's November 23, 1908, letter urging women to study the art of government. This Roosevelt letter is referenced in his February 25, 1909, letter to Anne Fitzhugh Miller (scrapbook 7:91); this Root letter is referenced in Anne Miller's March letter to the Geneva Daily Times (scrapbook 7:101)
-  Remonstrance contends that suffrage movement is in decline and lists defeats of 1906-1908
Medium
serial publication, 6 p.
Call Number/Physical Location
JK1881 .N357 sec. XVI, no. 3-9 NAWSA Coll
series: Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; Scrapbook 7 (1908-1909)
Source Collection
Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911
Repository
Rare Book And Special Collections Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/rbcmil.scrp5011101
Language
English
Online Format
image
online text

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