Women's suffrage and anti-suffrage activities in New Jersey (1915).
[OMAN SUFFRAGE BATTLE OPENS IN NEW JERSEY AS ANTIS UNLIMBER BIG GUNS IONSTER MASS MEETING HELD IN TRENTON. Motions of Coming Victory-Aggressive State Campaign Outlined—Prominent Women Opposed to Voting-Annual Election of New Jersey Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage—Former Mrs. Grow Cleveland Contributes to Fund-No Liquor Money Used or Wanted—Cam^aip Opins Auspiciously For Opponents to Votes For Women. | be accounted for an coming from con- 'IE battle Is now on! For the coming five months and more New Jersey will be the scene of one of the most ul stirring campaigns ever waged In > political annals of the state—a cam- gn uot between party and party and and man, but a couplet between •/Oman and .woman, woman and man, innn and woman—a campaign Iwhlch from present Indications already promises to be one of aggressive war- are—of struggle, strife, contention, Itterness, hei^rtburnlng excitement (lid agitation—which even now looks I If It will put to blush every political nfllet that has been fought within without Its borders. The question of woman suffrage Is ow B<iuarely before the electorate. The stature of New Jersey has Hxed . 19 as the day U|HIU which every i of voting age will be given an op- tunlty to meet Ihe Issue at the bul- box. and to then decide whether not the cares of national, state, unly and municipal, borough or lownsblp government shall be added to |the cares of womanhood. The two contending hosts have nl- ady set up their camps. The war- mre which for the past few months Ibas been waged In a desultory anil in- ltennittent manner on the part of the land suffragists has now been set In •definite lines, and a plan of offensive "campaign has been outlined and |adopted. Mobilization at Trenton, Antl suffragists mobilized on Monday [in the city of Trenton nnd set in mo Itlon their drive to crush forever "votes I for women" In this state. I'ndcr the I colors of the New Jersey Association [Opposed to Woman Suffrage they held an all day council In Masonic hall and welded together their forces for an of| of| fenslve warfare which Is chartered to j reach the furthermost corners of the I state. The meeting was the "anils'" first formal thrust in the campaign. The antl spirit was at Hood tide through- I out the day. Victory was talked of only In figures of how the majority | igalnst "votes for women" was going to l>e on Oct. III. Every antl was san- [ gulne that the men of New Jersey would send up the majority against woman suffrage to the extent of lou. 000, and Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge of New York, president of the National Association Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, •truck a responsive chord, which brought forth an outburst of cheers. when she declared: "If you will roll up 100,000 majority In New Jersey we will meet you with 280,000 each In New York and Pennsylvania Pennsylvania and a large majority In the state of Massachusetts," which, by tin- way, are the four eastern states that will decide this great question this fall. Annual Meeting. The day's proceedings were opened with the annual meeting at 10:30, when reports were heard from the presidents of the twenty-one county organizations. This was followed by a luncheon at 1 o'clock, during which there were brief Informal talks by members of the association. The day was rounded out with an enthusiastic mass meeting, attended by a mixed audience, which filled the spacious ball, who heartily echoed the sent! nients of the different speakers and voiced their sympathy With emphatic applause. The spontaneous expressions were Interpreted by the speakers and workers workers as pledges of unfailing support and the prosecution of a campaign thai would bring home a victory of wblih Ihe "antU" could be proud. Every county "of the state had Its delegates on hand for the rnree meel- tlgs, and the gathering, considered as l whole, comprised the most representative representative women ever assembled to map out a campaign on political Issues. Every phase of American citizenship tributors whose character and business business were unquestionable of any mau or woman In the state. Mrs. Breeso announced that Mrs. T. J Preston, Jr., formerly Mrs. Cleveland, Cleveland, had sent a large contribution. The annual meeting was character- lied by deep Interest and optimistic feeling. Mrs. B. Yarde Breese of Trenton was re-elected president, and Miss Anna L. Dayton, also of Trenton, was elected honorary president. Other officers elected were as follows: follows: Vice presidents, Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, Jr., of Princeton; Mrs. Garret A. Hobart of Palersou, Mrs. John Emery Emery of Morristown, Miss Anne Mcll- valne of Trenton, Miss H. O. Magle of Elizabeth, Mrs. Thomas J. Craven of Balem, Mrs. William Llbbey of Princeton, Princeton, Miss Clara Vezln of Elizabeth. Mrs. Karl <J. Huebllug and Mrs. William William 8. Stryker, both of Trenton; Mrs. Sherman B. Joost of Plalufleld, Mrs. Henry M. Darcy of Newark, Mrs. Theodore C. Woodbury of Orange; recording recording secretary, Mrs. R. C. Max- ' well of Trenton; corresponding secretary, secretary, Mrs. Ellsworth A. Corbett of Trenton; general secretary, Mrs. O. D. OUphant of Trenton; treasurer, Mrs. George B. Yard of Trenton. Miss Clara Vezln of Elizabeth wns appointed cnnipalgn manager, Mrs. Constance Moore of Plalnfleld ehalr- reiulti earned for It Mr*. Dodge •aid. further "The first commission to Investigate « minimum wage for women was appointed appointed In the male suffrage Htate of Massachusetts. The fundamental banls of a standard law for woman In Industry Industry Is acknowledged to be the prohibition prohibition of night work because of the damaged health of the working woman who Is engaged In Industrial pursuits by night and undertakes woman's work In the homo by day. Nebraska, Massachusetts and Indiana blazed the path for this legislation. Within the last year the great Industrial states of New York and Pennsylvania have followed. followed. In none of these slates do women vote, but In all of these states public opinion has demanded that woman should not he handicapped In the offering of her highest etllclency. The state cannot permit the creation of the efficient worker at the cost of the efficient woman. Equal suffrage would demand that woman should en ter Into competition with man In a fair Held with favor to none, but woman's welfare demands protection under the laws. Men Make Best LIWI. "The best child labor laws are found n male suffrage states. Industrial and economic conditions have revealed the necessity of these laws. Public opinion n which the work of women played a noble part has urged their enactment, and the votes of women have uot been necessary to further the release of the hlld from the burden of Industrial life. "The hideous white slave traffic nnd the dread social evil must be corrected by education rather than by political propaganda. Laws must follow as the knowledge of the extent of the evil awakens the public conscience and the moral sense of Uie people Is aroused. Woman will llnd her work as the educator educator who develops a trained nnd scientific opinion, not as the politician who must i out rot votes. "Women have a right to demand political political responsibility If thereby the existing existing electoral)' would be Improved In Its average moral tone. Its Intelligence. Its I'ollil. nl discrimination, Its putrlot- lsm and attention to political duties. The burden of proving that the enlarged enlarged electorate would bean Improved electorate rests on those who demand the change. Many women are more Intelligent, Intelligent, more moral thun many men, but the morality and Intelligence of women and men of the same opporlu nltles and environment strike about tin- same average, and It has yet to be shown that the doubling of the electorate, electorate, the wise, the foolish, the patriotic, patriotic, the self seeking, would Improve the electorate. The enfranchised woman man of the finance committee and Mrs. ' seems to give even less attention than Henry M. Darcy of Newark chairman ! man to political duties, If we are to If wag present—Ihe wealthy, the middle • and the working classes—and they were all a unit in declaring they did not desire the ballot and that a large majority "of the vouien of the staU- were also of the same opinion respect- Ing the right of suffrage. Mrs. Preston Contributes. Not only was the need of-driving, persistent, offensive effort Impressed upon the workers, but their attention was called Just as 'emphatically to the fact that money was required. The statement that the vice and liquor rings of the country were behind tin; nntl-suffrage movement wns stlgnia- lk*d by Mrs. Breese as an unqualified falsehood, and the books of the treasury treasury were thrown open with the chal- of the press committee. Interesting Fact*. Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, Jr., la known the world over as Mrs. Qrover leveland, wife of the twenty-second and twenty-fourth president of the United States. Mrs. Garret A. Hobart Is known the world around as the widow of the vice .president of fie United States who swept the country In 1890—Me- Klnley nnd Hobart. Miss Anna L. Dayton Is the sister of the former ambassador to The Hague. Mrs. John Emery Is the wife of the well known Vice Chancellor Emery. Miss Anne Mcllvalne Is the vice president of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, vice president president of the New Jersey Hed Cross society society and member of the executive committee of the National Association For the Upbuilding of the Nation's Wards. Miss H. O. Magle Is the daughter of the venerable and honored William J. Magle, former chancellor of New Jersey. Jersey. Mrs. William Llbbey Is the wife of the well known Colonel Llbbey, confidant confidant of President Wilson. Mrs. Sherman B. Joost of Plalnfleld Is a well known society leader and charitable worker of Union county. Mrs. Karl G. Roebllng Is the wife of one of the well known members of Roebllng Sons, whose father built the Brooklyn bridge. Mrs. O. D. OUphant Is a famous writer nnd lecturer. Branch Presidents Report. Branch presidents — Dr. Theodora Krichbnum, Montclalr; Mrs. Theodore C. Woodbury, Orange; Mrs. Stockton Colt, Elizabeth; Mrs. Sherman B. Joost Plalnlield; Mrs. John K. Emery, Morristown; Mrs. Robert W. Smith. Spring Lake; Mrs. Abram Cooper, Belmar; Belmar; Miss Emma L. Bridges, Westfield; Westfield; Mrs. A. S. Hlgglns, Managquan; Mrs. Henry M. Darcy, Newark; Mrs. Robert C. Maxwell, Trenton; Mrs. Frank M. Sttllman, Railway; Mrs. Thomas P. Graham, Paterson; Mrs, E. J. Wnrlng, Perth Amboy; Mrs. C. Howard Howard McFaddetii JlttCkenqaeV; Ml»» Me Keen, Moorestown;' Mrs. Alan L. Me- Dermott, Jersey City; Mrs. J. C. Hutch- lnson, Sewaren; Mrs. E. G. Williams, Frencutown; Mrs. Li S. Read, Camden; Mrs. Burton Hall, Fanwood; Mrs. T. H. Adams, Summit; Mrs. Thomas J. Craven, Salem; Miss Mary Bergen, trust election returns. If woman suffrage suffrage Is to increase the danger which confronts us today In the Indifferent and stay at home voter the patriotic women have the right to protest with the most: disastrous O not only to the •ta'te bat to the race. Against Eoonomio Law. "It Is against economic law because It proposes to set two persons to do the work of one. With men alone voting voting we were tolerably governed. With women alone voting we should proba lily, after a period sufficiently long for the accumulation of practical experi ence, be tolerably governed. There Is no more sense In placing the same burden burden on both I him there would be In duplicating labor In any other occupa Hon. a mistake which modern efficiency has set Itself resolutely to eliminate. Against Biologic Law. "It Is against biologic Inw and the law of evolution, because nature In the levelopment of the sexes haw Indicated clearly by difference of function wtm was her Intent. All evolution Is i process of development from lower t< higher by progressive differentiation •>t organs, indicating and requiring al ways a corresponding difference o function. Government, business, nil liu man activity bows to this method by progressive specialization. Not the dls persion of work among the largest number, but its assignment to those who can do It best or to whom It seems most appropriate Is nature's method. Only In so far as he adheres to It can man hope to win the best results or lo gain them most economl eally. "Nowhere Is this differentiation more •lalnly Insisted upon by nature thjn In the difference between the? sexes. The highest and holiest of functions his been set aside Irrevocably for womai Not only does she bear the child, but for months before and for many years afterward she Is the controlling forma tlve Influence In Us life and character When the word "mother" Inis ceased to mean all that It lias meant In Hi inst society will hegln lo disintegrate This main feature of the 'business of being a woman' is incompatible, on Ihe whole and in the mass, with the •omplete discharge of the duties <if •Itizenshlp. One or the other, or both must suffer." Nevada's Easy Divorce Laws. And then, as a proof of this eonten- ion. she asserted: "One of the (irst acts of the Nevada legislature after the enfranchisement pf women was to pass the easy divorc* illl. returning to the former condition which made Iteno a national scandal. This bll! passed Ihe assembly by a vote of 40 to 12 and the senate by a vote of 12 In 10 and was signed by Governor Boyle after he had waited In vain for some remonstrance against It Colorado Retrograding. "The lower house In Colorado has passed a measure to abolish the Juve nile court, ('an any one name a inn], suffrage state whose legislature has voted to abolish its children's court That a children's court Is uot neede Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, president of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage; Miss Alice M. Chlttenden. president of the New York association; association; Mrs. Horace Brock, president of the Pennsylvania association, and Mrs. E. Yarde Breese, president of the New Jersey association. In front of the Masonic temple, Trenton, at the opening of the anti-suffrage campaign in New Jersey. jiaddonfleld. Lunoheon. Luncheon wns not allowed to Interfere Interfere with Ihe work of the day, and while It was being served the guests heard vigorous talks on the movement. Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge. They heard Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge, president of the Nntlonal Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, who Is also the president of the National Association Association of Day Nurseries, and a member-of member-of the executive committee of the Civic Federation, and of the Public Education Association of the United Btates. assert that woman suffrage Is going, not coming; that In ^actual against the imposition upon women of responsibilities which would not be fulfilled. fulfilled. The right to vote carries with It a moral responsibility of exercising the franchise; therefore the majority of women who do not believe In woman suffrage have Ihe right to protest against this obligation. "The life of the average woman Is not so ordered as to give her first haul knowledge of those things which are the essentials of sound government. Clean streets anil pure milk are sure to come as tbeYnowledge of sanitary living living Increases. Tariff reform, fiscal policies, international relations, those large endeavors which men now determine, determine, are foreign to Ihe concerns and pursuits of the average woman. She is worthily employed in other departments departments of life, and the vote will not help her to fulfill her obligations therein."- therein."- ' Miss Chittenden Spesks. They also heard Miss Alice Hill Chlt- tenden, president of the New York state association and who gained, nation nation wide fame'by reason of her work n« a memlier of the special commission appointed by Governor Baldwin of Connecticut to Investigate labor conditions conditions and which resulted In the present excellent 'labor laws now In effect In that slate. Miss Chlttenden, who la an eloquent speaker, among other things declared that the untl-Buffrage movement movement was not a mere political movement, movement, but n movement in the Interest of constructive government. Miss Ctilt- tenden also said: "Those who oppose votes for women speak for what they believe and are Mure to be*he grt-al majority of voting age In the country. They oppose It as a movement, hi the last analysis, for the deposition of woman from Ihe high place she now occupies and the high services thai she now renders In mod ern society. They stamp It as a measure measure of social and political retrogression. retrogression. They know and believe they can •how It to be against economic law. agalast biologic law, ajgainrt the fun- law of evolution ud fraught In Denver can hardly be claimed, as Judge Llndsey stated only a few month!! ago that the cases brought he more this court on sex charges alone had increased 300 per cent of la It- years." Mrs. Brock Speaks. Mrs. Horace Brock, president of the Pennsylvania state association, president president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Women's Clubs, who Is also the chairman of the women's dcparlnien' of the National Civic federation, ul lercd.R brief warning against the dis asters that follow "woman suffrage which would split the women Into classes and thus (.estroy the nulled efforts so much needed to accomplish the great things thai women alone can do. Mass Meeting. Three o'clock found the spacious as sembly room crowded by a mixed audience^ audience^ who had gathered to participate in-the first open meeting of the six months' campaign. The principal speaker" were Miss Minnie Urouson. genera) secretary of the na4u>nal ,nn soclation. and Mrs. Frank .1. Goodwin. of Westfleld. Miss Bronson Is without doubt the best Informed woman-on the lecture platform upon the subject of woman suffrage—a graduate of the Upper Iowa University,- receiving degree of master of arts from the same Institution. 18112: teacher nft mathematics In St. Paul, Miiin., high school, from 1880 lo 18911; assistant In the department of educa- tlon of the United States commission to the Pnrls exposition of 11)00; director director of the educational department of the Pan-American exposition of 1?X)1: superintendent of elementary and secondary secondary education at the St. Louis ex position. 1004; secretary of the United States Jury of awards at the Liege ex position of 1009; delegated by the United Suites "bureau of education tr report the educational congresses held In Belgium, 1900; chief of department of social economy, Jamestown exposition, exposition, 1Q0T; special igant of the United States bureau of labor, (o lnrettigat* the conditions of labor of women and children, 1007-0; special agent Unit ed States department of the interior, Alaska exhibit, Seattle exposition March-July, 1000; slMH'lal agent United Btates bureau of labor, to report ou the strike of shirt waist makers, January June, 1910. - Miss Bronson said In part: "One of the most forcible arguments advanced by the advocates of wonini suffrage Is that It would lead to a fairer treatment of women In Industry and to better laws for their protection The claim is made that the laws on our statute books arc unjust to tin wage earning woman and that her only redress from this discrimination Is ii the ballot. So often has this view been urged that It has come to lie accepted by many wage earning women, who have for this reason liecome advocates of n cause otherwise distasteful to them A study of the laws of the various Btates of the United States will show that these conclusions are as fallaclou. as the premise Is untrue. Wage Earning Women. "Reference to the laws governing the labor of women shows that our law makers, far from enacting laws which discriminate against the wage earning woman, are constantly enacting new and better laws for her protection that these laws are constantly lm proved not because women have tlv ballot or want It, but because women are entering more and more Into thi Industrial life of our country. And be cause of her groat function to society because of her physical dlsadvantagi and above all because she Is not her self a lawmaker, public opinion demands demands that her rights and her Inter ests shall be doubly conserved and safeguarded from any probable lnjus tlce by man and that she shall b> given the opportunity to become what ever her abilities, natural or acquired permit. And In obedience to this dc mand the laws enacted for the protec Hop of wage earning women are more beneficent and farreachiug than the laws for the protection of wage earn Ing men. Night Labor Lawe. "Sixteen Btates regulate the employment employment of women at night and specifically specifically state the hours between which a woman may not be employed. These states Include the male suffrage states of Nebraska, Indiana, Massachusetts where night work for women of any age U forbidden; the Btates of Connect! cut. South Carolina and New Hump shire, where night work In mercantile establishments is forbidden; the states of Minnesota, New York and Ohio, forbidding forbidding night work for women under twenty-one, and the states of Wisconsin Wisconsin and Delaware, regulating the con dltions and hours of night work. Norn Of these states are equal suffrage states. "Suffragists claim that an eight horn day for women exists In woman suffrage suffrage states. There arc four states where women vote that have eight hour laws. In two of these the law wa passed before women had voted am: cannot, therefore, be claimed as a Vic tory of woman suffrage. They do noi add that a law recognized by all socla workers as a sloe qua non of remedla legislation for working women—name ly, the prohibition of night labor—Is no found on the statute books of any suf frage state. And It was not until 191.'!, twenty years after woman suffrage came Into Colorado. Suffrage SUtee Lag Behind. "The history of labor legislation shows Invariably that suffrage Btates, Instead of being in the vanguard of remedial legislation, have usually lagged behind and have only enacted labor laws when the majority of male suffrage states have pointed the way. "If BO much hns been accomplished without the votes of women and so little little has been done with this vote It would seem to behoove the wage earn- ng woman to Inquire carefully Into the specious promises of the advocates of equal suffrage. Neither the wage paid o woman nor remedial legislation In her behalf depends upon her political status. "It is hardly conceivable that equal suffrage would reverse the remedial legislation already enacted, but the constantly reiterated demand that woman woman shall be allowed to stand on exactly exactly the same footing as men may render Ineffective much of the law which now givesTner an advantage.- Mr*. Goodwin Speaks. Mrs. Goodwin said that certain ele ments were trying to Inject religion Into the suffrage agitation. She declared declared that the Issue was not of a religious nature, but purely political—a question of whether the number In the elec- orate Bhould be doubled. Reviewing irlefly the recent meetings of the antls, she declared *' that the entire state was beginning to sc& the. mis r«proBt-utat Ions of the pros. The-suffragists, she declared, do not 'treat us fairly and squarely," and told of being heckled by planted ques- loners who were superficially Informed. Informed. Quoting from an article written by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, the speaker said that It showed that Dr. 8bnw wanted suffrage, regardless of consequences.' consequences.' Mrs, Goodwin characterized the suffrage leaders' doctrine as false nd destructive, and she could not, see ,ov? men could trust power "In hands so irresponsible." 'There Is no need for woman In poll- Ics," declared the speaker, "but there Infinite need for her at her own ask." Finally she pleaded with the women "to go home and help" tfie antl canse n every way that they knew. Mrs. Oliphant's Remarks. Mrs. O. D. OUphant, state secretary •ad one of the most powerfal of antl •peaken, spoke briefly. ««ylng t*«i there was a change of sentiment regarding regarding woman suffrage In this state, that many men who would have voted for suffrage a year ago now see the true situation and will vote against It She urged the women to work In their home communities lo Increase the sentiment against suffrage. Luncheon Quests. Among Ihe many prominent men and women seen at the luncheon were Secretary of State Thomas Martin of TerRey City; Hon. Franklin Murphy. Newark; Senator Thomas Barber, Phil- ' llpshurg; Hon. William E. Tuttle. Westfleld; Senator Walter Edge. Atlantic Atlantic City; Senator William T. Read Camden: Senator Samuel L. Miinxon. Kranklln Furnnce; Senator Barton I). Iiutchlnsnii. Trenton; Senator Peter J. McGlimls, Paterson; Colonel William William J. Llbbey. Princeton; Hon. E. 0. Stokes, Trenton; former Senator Harry 1>. Leavltt. Trenton; [Ion. William K. Itunyon, Plalnfleld; Hon. O. Dayton Ullphant, Trenton: Hon.jCharleB W. Ostrom, Jersey City: H>on. Charles Anderson, South River;'Hon. Arthur N. Plerson. Westfleld; Hon. William E. Leonard. Kllzabeth; Vice Chnncellor Mrs. Sherman B. Joost, president of the I'lalnftold Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, pinning an anti-suffrage button on the Hon. William J. Mugle, former chancellor of the state of New Jersey. Chancellor Magle Is vigorously opposed to "votes for women." John It. Emory, Morristown; T. B. Adams, Summit; Stockton Colt, Elizabeth; Elizabeth; Dr. James S. Green, Elizabeth; Thomas J. Preston, Jr., Princeton; Alexander F. Jamieson, Lawrencevllle; Hlgbt lU-v. James A. McKuul, bishop of Trenton; Hlght Rev. Paul Matthews, bishop of New Jersey, and Mrs. Matthews; Matthews; Horace N. Nixon, Woodhury; Norman (Jrey, Woodbury; Newton A. K. Ilugbee. Trenton; James Dayton, Trenton; (ieorge B. Yard, Trenton; Francis Mcllvalne. Trenton; Karl (J. Kocbllng, Trenton; Sherman B. Joost, Plalnlield; E. Yarde Breese, Trenton; Orvllle I>. OUphant, Trenton; George It. Yard, Jr.. Trenton; Ilobert C. Maxwell. Maxwell. Trenton; Barrett L. Crandall, Kllzabeth; Marvin A, Hiley, Trenton; Frank I>. Schroth, Trenton. From New York—Miss Hidden, Mrs. Warren, Mrs. K. B. Taphorse, Mrs. Benjamin F. Nlcoll. Woodbury—Mrs. Horace N. Nixon. Kllzabeth—Mrs. James S. Green, Miss Caroline S. Simpson, Mrs. H. O. Magle, Miss Clara Vezln. Miss Florence Stillman. Stillman. Morristown—Miss Campbell and Mrs. John It. Emery. Plalufleld — Mrs. John Constable Moore, Miss Laura E. Osgood, Mrs. Joseph Joseph O. Osgood. Jr.; Mrs. S. B. Joost, Mrs. William Murray, Miss Walter, Mrs. Sykes, Mrs. Edgar 8. Hyatt, MIKS Florence Tweedy, Mrs. William W. 'orlell. Mrs. E. E. Dumanger. Mrs. N. 'endleton Rogers, Mrs. George A. Homann. Homann. Mrs. William A. Coner and Mrs. A. F. If.' Streull. Princeton—Mrs. Sarah G. DuffleUl. Mrs. John H. Coney, Mrs. S. L. Kd- munds nnd Mrs. W. R. Mason Field. Spring Lake—Mrs. E. H. Cross. Trenton—Mrs. Orvllle D. OUphant, general secretary of New Jersey aiiso- •latlon: Miss Mcllvalne, national vice iresldent: Mrs. Karl G. Roebling. state vice president; Mrs. William K. Green, Jolnnel W. S. Rtryker, Miss Anna L. DajToiiThToJTorary president; Mrs. R. C. Maxwell, recording secretary; Mrs. William William S. Stryker. state vice president; Mrs. Henry Plntt Perrlns. Mrs. George B. Yard, state treasurer; Mrs. William J. Bowman. Mrs. Robert K. Bowmnn, Mrs. Nell Robert Montgomery. 39IK» Bessie Van Syckle, Mrs. E. Yarde Breesjf. president: Mrs. Rudolph V. Kuser. Mrs. George B. Yard, Jr.: Joseph Joseph Bart Inn. Mrs. R. M. Sutcllffe. Mrs. Welling G. Titus, Miss Helen Reading. Miss I.lda Wakefleld. Mrs. Arthur E. PprirtvrcHHt. Mrs. WIIUs R r Doyle, Mrs. Adele Vasta. Mrs. Edmund Wood, MB*\ Dorothy Clark. Miss Elizabeth V. Oil- ihnnt. Mrs. Joseph R. Ashmore. Mrs. McCnllouirh.' Mrs. Burk. Mrs. C. Edward Edward Murray. Mrs. Harvey Mcl>nn Voorhecs. Mrs. Richard Stockton. Mrs. lohn A Lambert. Mrs. John R. Montgomery. Montgomery. Mrs. D. A. Corlwtt, Mrs. Barker Barker O. llnmlll. Mrs. W. M. Dickinson. Mrs. Robert V. Whltehead. Mrs. Irwln W. Rogers, Miss Atterhury, Mrs. .1. W. Foster. Mm. W. A. Foster. County Solicitor Solicitor Samuel f. Kiilp. Mm. Samuel C. Kulp. John Kuln. William S. Knlp. Mrs Walter Slack. Mrs. Lewis I'errlne. Mrs. George Howard McFadilcn. lackeimack: Mrs. N. B. Day. Mlsn 'arolvn Day and Mrs. Thorns." B. Adams Summit: Miss Marlon I.. Ten l.v. Roselle: Mrs. L. S. Read. Oamden: IIIss Bridges. Westfleld; Mrs. Theodore Woodhury. Orange; Miss Caroline N. Stewart, Glen Ridge: Mrs. Henry if. Darcy, Newark.