Will Be Occasion of Much Activity by Women.
Social Events For Visitors Are
to Be Made Important Feature of the Gathering.
As the time for the annual meeting of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage convention draws near, interest in the event increases.
It is thought, by all in touch with the suffrage movement in this state
that the 1914 convention, to be held in this City October 28, 29 and 30, will be the most successful ever conducted in Tennessee, and a large attendance from all sections of the state is expected.
The Nashville delegation will be the largest. It will consist of about twenty women, who will come to this city in a special Pullman.
Mrs. Guilford Dud-
ley, president of the. Nashville league
and a social leader at the Tennessee cap-
ital, will lead the delegation. Maria
Thompson Daviess, the well-known author, will also be in the party from
A large delegation is also expected
from Chattanooga, several will come
from Jackson, and a number from Mor-
ristown and other East Tennessee cities.
The Hotel Imperial is to be convention headquarters, and the day sessions
will be held in the convention room at
that hotel. The evening sessions will
be in Market hall.
It was first announced that the sessions of the convention would he held
In the Lyceum building, but it has been
decided that the assembly room of the
Woman's building is too small.
The morning sessions will be devoted
to business, and although the public will
be admitted, these sessions will not be
of general interest. The afternoon sessions will be interesting, but the night
sessions have been planned with the idea
of making the suffrage movement of
more interest to the general public. At
these evening sessions addresses will be
made by national speakers and prominent suffrage speakers of Tennessee.
Gentlemen are especially invited to attend the evening sessions.
All sessions of the convention will be
presided over by Mrs. L. Crozier-French,
of Knoxville, president of the Tennessee
Besides the prominent Tennessee suf-
fragists who will be in attendance, sev-
eral national workers will be present.
The national board sends representatives
to each state convention, and several
women with national reputations as
speakers will be heard here.
Chief among these are Miss Alice
Paul, of Washington, D. C, president
of the Congressional Union for Woman
Suffrage; Mrs. Medill McCormick, of
Chicago, chairman of the congressional
committee of the National Woman's Suffrage association, and Mrs. Ernest Seaton-Thompson, wife of the author-naturalist, who is chairman of the program
committee of the National Suffrage as-
Besides the sessions of the convention, a number of social events have been
On the evening of Wednesday, October 28. following the opening session,
a reception will be held in the parlors
of the Imperial. On the afternoon of
Thursday, October 29, Ossoli circle will
entertain at the Lyceum building for
the delegates to the convention. "This affair is to be given in special compliment
to Mrs. French, who is the founder
of Ossoli and is president of the Tennessee Suffrage association.
Each afternoon of the convention some
social courtesy will be tendered the visitors, and the convention will be the
occasion of unusual club and social activity
The first session of the convention will
be held on the evening of Wednesday,
October 28, at eight o'clock, when ad-
dresses of welcome, with responses, will
be made. An address will then follow
by Mrs. Mediil McCormick, of Chicago.
Thursday afternoon, addresses will be
made by Miss Alice Paul and Miss
Maria Thompson Daviess.
Following are the officers of the state
President—Mrs. L. Crozier-French.
Vice President—Mrs. James M. Mc-
Vice President Middle Tennessee
Miss Maria T. Daviess. Jackson.
Vice President West Tennessee—Mrs.
G. H. Robertson, Nashville.
Vice President East Tennessee —
Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. Perkins Baxter, Nashville.
Recording Secretary—Miss Sue White,
Treasurer—Miss C. J. Wester. Chattanooga.
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