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Mrs. Carrie Ghapman Catt's natno hu been prcminentlyruentioned in cou: uectiou with fho presideucy of the National Suffrage assooiation whenever a vacancy shonld occnr. At present she is ohairman of tlie department of political science and devofes her entire time to , that división of suffrage work. In appearnuce Mrs. Catt is umisvmlly attractive, bcing in chai-injing contrast to the typical snffragi8t of the funny jiapor. Wheu eeen ;ir üie Auditorium, she talked particulurly of the vork of organization. "Six months ago there were nine states without a single pnffrage society, " she said. "Organization has been perfected, and by the next national convention to be held at Washington in ary it is expected the total membership Svill have beeu doubled. One uew feature of the work of the National Suiïrage association is the course of etudy in political science, issned to local clubs tbroughout the country. The course covers three years and gives particular attention to civil government, political econotny, sociology and an investigation of the leadingquestious of the day with a view of fitting women for intelligent, conscientious citizenship. "Another innovation is the publication of a rnonthly bulletin containing news items, suggestioua for work, suffrage programmes and letters f rom nafcional offlcers. "In honor of the birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, " continued Mrs. Catt, "a suffrage celebration will be held Nov. 1 2 by snffrage societies throughout the country. In Chicago the event will be observed by the Womau 's club. Mrs. Stauton was the first American woinan to openly advocate the enfranchisement of woman. This was 47 years ago, and it is inteuded that the progress of suffrage during these years shall be review - ed." . The work of organization of the National association is more systematic thau is commoaly supposed. Prom Mrs. Catt's headquarters in New York ten organizers are sent to different parts of the country. Be?idesmuch more is done in the way of orgauization through correspondence. Iu short, if women do not gain enfranchisement, it will be no fault of such wide awake workers as Mrs.


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