1893 Southern Colorado Newspapers

This page contains excerpts from Southern Colorado newspapers for January 1 – November 8, 1893 based on research using the website: Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection during the months, August through October, 2018.  The database in this archive is growing so there may be more material available over time.  This research was done using the search term “suffrage.”  There  is likely to be more material relevant to the study of suffrage in these newspapers than was discovered in this first round.

Some of the newspapers included the same exact words.  And those repetitions are not all included here.  It is recommended that you visit www.coloradonewspapers.org if you are pursuing serious research to confirm the accuracy of the language.

Southern Colorado Counties represented here

These counties had nothing available on coloradonewspapers.org in Aug-Oct 2018 when this research was done. For a map of counties of Colorado in 1895, follow this external link.

  • Alamosa
  • Bent
  • Conejos
  • Crowley
  • Fremont
  • Hinsdale
  • Kiowa
  • La Plata
  • Las Animas
  • Montrose
  • Ouray
  • Saguache
  • San Miguel

Otero County 1893

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 15, September 7, 1893



SENATOR HARTZELL [from Denver]  again addressed the crowd in a few earnest words, pleading that the intelligent assemblage of voters before him would cast their ballots for equal suffrage at the November election. This ended the platform exercises and the visitors were free to assault the barricade of melons near at hand.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 16, September 14, 1893

Otero is the banner county in the state in many respects, and why not add another laurel by giving a majority for equal suffrage? There is no good reason why women should not vote and help govern the country, but very many of the best of reasons why this natural right should not be denied her, Think on this matter and make up your mind to grant the best half of our citizens a chance to help make the laws,

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 17, September 21, 1893

Working for Equal Suffrage. On the 12th of this month the people of Gunnison met to form an Equal Suffrage club, under the leadership of Mrs. H. C. Olney, who was also a worker for the suffrage cause when the question was first presented In Colorado. Mrs. Carrie Love Chapman, a gifted speaker from the East, who is now presenting the claims of equal suffrage to the citizens of Colorado, was expected to address the meeting.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 18, September 28, 1893

It is not universally understood that the question of woman suffrage will be voted on in November. The ballots will contain on separate lines the words: “Equal suffrage approved.” “Equal suffrage not approved.” All who wish to vote in favor of allowing women to assist in shaping the government in which they are so greatly interested will put an “x” opposite the words “Equal SuffrageApproved.” The interest in this important matter is constantly increasing and there is a fair prospect for the success of common justice.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 19, October 5, 1893

This fall, says Ores and Metals, the citizens of Colorado will be given an opportunity to vote on the question of woman suffrage, and we predict that it will carry by a large majority, as it should. Women should have every right that man has, and especially a voice in the matter of govermnent. It will always be a disgraceful blot on the pages of history that she has so long been disfranchised in this country while wo gave the right of suffrage to millions of men who do not know what it means—men who can neither read nor write.

same paper

(also in Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 36, October 25, 1893)
(and Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 40, October 5, 1893)

They are Asked to Organize on the Suffrage Question.

Women of Colorado, do you know the opportunity that is before you this fall? Do you know that on November 7 the voters of the state will decide whether or not you are to have the ballot hereafter? Do you know that there is a possibility that you may rise to legal equality with man! Are you working for that great end! Are you alive to its importance! Are you willing to be classed politically with idiots, criminals and insane, when your own enfranchisement is offered you! Have you no interest in good government in your town, your county, your state! Have you no interest in the making of good laws and the election of good men to execute them! Does not your heart swell with patriotism as you see the best interests of Colorado struck down and our fair state lying prostrate under the blow ! Do you not wish your voice to count hereafter in the tremendously important choice of the men who are to guard the interests of Colorado in Congress! Are you not interested in politics when in spite of the strictest economy want creeps into the household, when the mother is forced to pinch and save and deny her children; when the self-supporting woman sees her wages reduced, and when on every side arises a long, low undertone of sorrow, the cry of the suffering poor! No matter how hardly economic conditions press upon men, except in the case of a few favored ones, they press harder upon women. It is the duty of every true daughter of Colorado to come to the rescue; to bend every power of the mind and heart to the solving of the social problems that surround us. Charity can never do it. Philanthropy can never do it. Only right laws rightly executed can reform social conditions. The ballot is the greatest power and protection of this day and age. All that renders it valuable to men will make it valuable to women. If the circumstances of your life are such that you have never seen the need of it, it is your duty to aid your less fortunate sisters to attain it. Think of 126,000 self-supporting women in Colorado. Awake from your indifference. Send for literature. Solicit the vote of every man of your acquaintance. Nine out of tea will vote for it if we but ask them. And be assured that in helping to carry Colorado for suffrage this fall you are helping to make history. New Mexico and Arizona are trembling in the balance. Suffrage sentiment there is strong. Should Colorado grant it, they will come into the Union with equal suffrage In their constitution. Should Colorado grant it the victory In Kansas is assured in 1894. With five great western states in line, one generation will see the women of America enfranchised. Great Issues are at stake. Drop all other things from now until November 7 to work for suffrage. Nothing else is so Important. Every vote counts and every vote that you make will just so much hasten the day of full liberty for women. Colorado Non-Partisan Equal Suffrage Association, Room 11, Opera House Block.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 20, October 12, 1893

Denver Suffragists. Mrs. Sarah Calvert talked to an appreciative audience at the equal suffrage meeting in Unity church Thursday night says the Rocky Mountain News. “I want the ballot,” said she, “because I am an individual, not a cipher. We cannot shirk responsibility.” Rev. Mr. Haskell followed and prophesied that equal suffrage was on the road to victory. Mr. M. E. Turner said there were no arguments but only prejudice against woman’s suffrage. John Sherman had said of the silver question: It is dangerous for the common people to take this matter up.” It is dangerous for the monometallists. So they say “It is dangerous for the women to take this matter up.” It is, for the machine politicians. Mrs. Scott-Saxton read Olive Schreiner’s “The Dream of the Desert.” State Senator Charles Hartzell gave hearty and eloquent approval to the cause. The progress of humanity is onward and upward, and women’s votes are needed to accelerate it.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 20, October 12, 1893

Local Condensations.

Maj. Townsend had a splendid meeting at La Junta Saturday evening Mrs. Marble may talk equal suffrage to us next week; hope so …. Four accessions at the M.E. church Sunday…. The Epworth league studies bible characters every other Tuesday evening ….School report goes over to next week; also a collun of other’good matter.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 21, October 19, 1893
(Pagosa Springs News, September 29, 1893)

—The silver question and the suffrage question are vitally connected. A vote for equal suffrage is a vote for free silver. The man who goes to the polls on the 7th of next November, and votes to exclude the ballots of half the citizens of Colorado from the ballot box on account of sex, is a traitor to the white metal and to the best interests of the state.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 21, October 19, 1893

—To have a voice in chosing those by whom one is governed is a means of self protection due to every one. Under whatever conditions, and within whatever limits, men are admitted to suffrage, there is not a shadow of justification for not admitting women under tho same. — John Stuart Mill.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 22, October 26, 1893

Short blurb: Lucy Stone died

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 22, October 26, 1893
(also in Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 36, October 25, 1893)

Some Eminent Opinions.

The Woman’s Journal publishes two columns and a half of “Eminent Opinions of Woman’s Suffrage.” These comprise favorable opinions from fifty prominent men and women. Among them are Abraham Lincoln, Charles Sumner, W. II. Seward, Chief Justice Chase, Henry W. Longfellow, John G. Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Florence NightIngale, John Stuart Mill, Huxley. Phillips Brooks, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Halph Waldo Emerson, John Quincy Adams, Frances E. Willard, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, Joseph Cook. James Freeman Clarke, Mlllicent Garrett Fawcett, Charles Kingsley, T. W. Higginson, Mrs. Charles (author of “The Shoenberg Cotta Family”) George W. Cable, George W. Curtis, Bishop Bowman, Henry Ward Beecher, Professor Borden P. Browne, Bishop Hurst, Bishop Simpson, Bishop Gilbert Haven, George F. Hoar, Lydia Marla Child, Louisa M. Alcott and William Lloyd Garrison. All of these express themselves in the strongest terms in favor of equal suffrage. Besides these many others not mentioned in the article might be added, as Lady Henry Somerset, Bishop Ninde, President Bashford of Ohio Wesleyan. Are not some of the ungenerous opponents, who have persistently tried to make It appear that the woman’s suffrage army is composed of ‘masculine women.” spiritualists, infidels and free lovers, about ready to dismantle their battery and carry on the attack along other lines!

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 22, October 26, 1893


Are you registered?

The board of registration will meet on Tuesday next, Oct. 31st, for the revision of the lists and to add new names. If not certain that yon are registered be sore to see to it next Tuesday.

Equal suffrage seems to have but little opposition and promises to carry on Nov. 7, but be sure that your ballot has a cross opposite the words, “Equal suffrage approved.”

—The equal suffrage meeting, Monday evening at Odd Fellow’s hall was largely attended and the addresses highly enjoyed by all. After prayer by Rev. H. R. Antes, speeches were made by Rev. Warren Mayo, Rev. Q. H. Taylor, Hon. J. H. Crowley and Rev. H. & Antes. Mr. G. M. Robins read a letter from ex-Govern-or Adams, giving his cordial endorsement to the movement. The Rocky Ford band furnished excellent music for the occasion. A vote taken at the close of the meeting indicated that the large audience was quite favorable to woman suffrage.

—“The Enfranchisement of Women” will be the subject of discussion at the Unitarian service at the hotel hall next Sunday at 4 p. m. The collection to be taken up will be in aid of the Ladies’ campaign fund. Gentlemen, turn out and give the ladies cause a hearing.

TABLE Showing the decline in the price of silver, wheat and cotton since the demonetization of silver in 1878: year. wheat, cotton, silver.

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 23, November 2, 1893

Susan B. Anthony Is expected In Colorado to speak for equal suffrage.

Senator Teller was Interviewed the other day in regard to his views on woman’s suffrage. lie said: “I voted for woman’s suffrage when it came np before in Colorado and would do so again were I there at this election. Of coarse lam in favor of it, and believe it would be a good thing for the State.”

  1. Lincoln said: “I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burdens, by no means excluding women.”

See that the bottom part of your ballot reads like this:

Equal Suffrage Approved x

Make the x plainly with ink and use the blotter that it be not blurred. Do this and you will aid in securing simple justice for the best half of the citizens of the state. If the fight for free silver is to be kept up, notwithstanding the late passage of the unconditional repeal bill, the silver states will need all the votes they can get.

The voters of Colorado have a chance next Tuesday to add largely to the free silver vote of the nation. This can be done by putting the cross-after “Equal Suffrage Approved.”

We would advise voters next Tuesday to put the cross opposite the name of every candidate you wish to vote for. If you put it under the emblem and afterward put a cross opposite some name on another ticket, your vote for that office is lost. The sure plan to secure having counted as you intend it, will be to put the cross opposite each name, and not under the emblem at all. Another reason for this is that if you should put the cross under the emblem and forget to put it opposite the one of the suffrage lines, your vote on that would be lost.

The Enterprise’s advice is: Select the very best men from the various tickets, regardless of party, and then put a cross opposite each, and do not fail to put a cross opposite the words “Equal Suffrage Approved.” The women of the land have as much interest in good government as the men and should have the same rights of expression of views as to officials and political measures as the men have. Your wife is as good as you, and in a majority of cases considerably better. Woman’s influence will tend to greatly purify politics, and is directly in line of the success of all reform measures. Hence, if you are not an old fogy, vote “Equal Suffrage Approved.”

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 23, November 2, 1893

The candidates Ball – Lots of local statesmen expressing support for suffrage

Rocky Ford Enterprise, Volume 7, Number 24, November 9, 1893

In spite of the large expenditures of money by the liquor interests to defeat equal suffrage, that measure of justice has surely carried. Pueblo county has the odium of polling the largest majority against it of any county in the state. We congratulate the women on their new opportunities for doing good.

Huerfano County 1893

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 48, January 19, 1893 

Denver House

New bills: … Heath, to submit a constitutional amendment to the voters to extend the suffrage of women in all elections

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 48, January 19, 1893
(also Silver Cliff Rustler, January 18, 1893)


GOVERNOR WAITE’S INAUGURAL A Solidly Sensible Document in Which He Asks for Radical Legislation on Several Important Subjects.

FEMALE SUFFRAGE. About eight years ago a law was passed giving to the women of Colorado the right to vote at school district elections, and. Inasmuch as. sine*’ that time, (he heavens have not fallen, nml the efficiency of the public schools has been greatly Improve*], I recommend a law extending to the women of Colorado the right of suffrage at all municipal elections.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 50, February 2, 1893

The bill grunting suffrage to women in municipal elections was reported adversely by Wicks,Anderson. Herr. Garcia and Putnam of the committee on election. Messrs. ( row. Lynch. Cannon and Gill favored the bill. A vote was taken, and the minority report. in favor of the passage of the hill, was adopted by 39 to 21.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 51, February 9, 1893

Denver Senate

New bills: … Armstrong, extending the right of suffrage to women and submitting the act to a vole at the next general election…

Denver House

New bills: Kilton … to grant woman suffrage;

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 53, February 23, 1893

Miss Hattie Nichols, of Denver, editress of the Queen Bee, canvassed here on Saturday in the interest of her paper. She represents it as an advocate of women’s suffrage and men’s rights. If the populist party were to take up this issue and send their wives to represent them in the legislature such disgraceful scenes as those at Topeka might not occur.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 53, February 23, 1893

House in Denver

In the afternoon the bill by Mr Heath to submit to the voters of the state the question of woman s suffrage was taken up. A large number of ladies were present and heartily applauded the speeches which were made in favor of the bill. A large number of petitions in favor of the bill were received. A majority of the speakers favored the bill, and the motion to strike out the enacting clause was defeated by a vote of 33 to 19, and the bill passed its second reading by 26 to 16.

Walsenburg World, Volume 6, Number 3, March 9, 1893

The Kansas legislature has passed a bill to submit the question of woman’s suffrage to he voters In 1894.

The legislative assembly of Arizona has passed a bill authorizing woman suffrage in the territory. It is conceded that it will pass the Senate and also receive the governor’s signature.

Walsenburg World, Volume 6, Number 4, March 16, 1893

House. —The bill to allow the electors to say whether suffrage should be extended to women was called up for third reading and passed by a vote of 35 to 26.

Walsenburg World, Volume 6, Number 6, March 30, 1893

relevant comments from Luisinana

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 9, April 20, 1893
(also in Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 37, November 2, 1893)

*** The action of the Wyoming legislators Thursday, Feb. 16, is the cause of great rejoicing to lovers of women’s advancement. The unanimous adoption by a body of men of the unqualified success of women’s suffrage for the past twenty five years is the strongest endorsement possible. And coming just at this time when the enemies of the franchise have been demanding a retraction of the privilege, it is an event of no ordinary significance. Here is the resolution in full and let every doubting Thomas see it:

Be it resolved by the legislature of the state of Wyoming: That the possession and exercise of suffrage by the women m Wyoming for the past quarter of a century has wrought no harm and has done great good in many ways; that it has largely aided in banishing crime, pauperism and vice from this state, and that without any violent or oppressive legislation; that it has secured peaceful and orderly elections, good government and a remarkable degree of civilization and public order, and we point with pride to the fact that after nearly twen-ty-five years of women’s suffrage not one county in Wyoming has a poorhouse that our jails are almost empty, and crime, except by strangers in the state, almost unknown, and as a result of experience we urge every civilized community on the earth to enfranchise its women without delay.

“Resolved. That an authenticated copy of these resolutions be forwarded by the state to the legislature of every state and territory in this country and to every legislative body in the world, and that we request the press throughout the civilized world to call the attention of their readers to these resolutions.”


If the crinoline craze results in the adoption of the new kinds of dress advised by the leading ladies of America and Europe, it will undoubtedly have proved a blessing in disguise. Dress is as great a holdback toward ladies’ successful competition with men as suffrage. Among the women whose specific approval has been given to this reform are Lady Somerset, Clara Benton, Mrs. Harriat Beecher Stowe, Miss Willard, Miss May Wright Small, Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart Phelps, Grace Greenwood and Marian Harland,besides many hundreds of women less prominently identified with reform and more closely associated with the conventionality of fashionable society, and thousands of women engaged in educational work or who are students in various colleges. The committee have recommended three general styles, each subject to as much variation as one may desire. They are known as the Syrian suit, the gymnasium dress and the American costume. The April Review of Reviews tells us all about it.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 13, May 18, 1893

The Republican National League met In Louisville, Kentucky, on the 11th. The League Indorsed the Republican national platform and adopted several other resolutions, among them one In favor of Woman’s suffrage. The convention next year will be held In Denver. W. W. Tracey of Illinois, was chosen president.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 29, June 22, 1893

Next fall the electors will decide by vote whether hereafter women will have the right of suffrage in Colorado.

Walsenburg World, Volume 1, Number 25, August 10, 1893

  1. H. Funk of Aspen, while beating his wife and daughter a few days ago, was shot and Instantly killed by his son. Funk was intoxicated.

Saturday the 5th was Woman’s Suffrage day at Glen Park. Addresses were delivered by Attorney General Engley, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Buell, Miss Pease and others.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 28, August 31, 1893

notice of general election – not really legible but much the same as the Chieftain has

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 30, September 14, 1893


A lady worker under the direction of the W. C. T. U. has been doing effective work on behalf of temperance and female suffrage at Rye. This week she came to the Apache on the same mission.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 31, September 21, 1893

Working for Equal Suffrage. On the 12th of this month the people of Gunnison met to form an Equal Suffrage club, under the leadership of Mrs. H. C. Olney, who was also a worker for the suffrage cause when the question was first presented in Colorado. Mrs. Carrie Love Chapman, a gifted speaker from the East, who is now presenting the claims of equal suffrage to the citizens of Colorado, was expected to address the meeting.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 34, October 12, 1893

Suffrage for Women. Some of the ladies who take an interest in politics, express their regret that the matter of female suffrage is not brought more prominently to the front. They think that it demands a hearing and now is the opportune time. It is one of the questions on which a vote will be taken at the coming election and they fear will be overlooked by many voters because they have not been informed upon the subject. There is no doubt that there is reason in their fear. Other matters, personal and general, are agitating the public mind and few are considering this important issue. It must be brought to the front in some way or there is danger of its going by default. How then shall it be managed? It has been suggested to us that those ladies, who realize the value of the subject themselves, arrange for a number of public meetings, at convenient places in the county. They need not look for authority to any of the organizations that are pushing the matter elsewhere. But let several unite in making arrangements for a public gathering. They can find speakers among their own number who will ably present the subject, and lots of men would be only too glad of the honor of an invitation to act the orator on such an occasion. There is time for a half dozen or more of such meetings. La Veta would be a good place to begin with, then Walsenburg and Rouse, not forgetting Scissors and points on the Huerfano. As proof of our interest we offer space in the World to advertise any meetings called, and will also print bills for the same without charge. Will some good lady start the movement?

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 34, October 12, 1893

The ladies of the state who are Interested In equal suffrage are busily engaged la forming new leagues to forward the movement.

Mrs. Marble of New Mexico, a well known speaker on the great Issues of the day, silver and suffrage, is to come to Colorado to speak under the auspices of the slate association. She goes first to Pueblo, where she will organize and speak, and later she will he sent to other points.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 34, October 19, 1893

Woman’s Suffrage.

When a boy of twelve or thirteen, 1 remember my teacher speaking of women’s suffrage and her right to vote. He said man had no right to say whether woman should vote or not, ’twas her place to say. If most women wish to vote, right and well, but if the majority of the responsible women do not wish to and will not, when they have opportunity, is her suffrage then best? The women to speak out and write their sentiments are apt to be those who wish the vote, but the silent housekeeper should have a voice. It is to be hoped that men will consult their wives and mothers before they decide as to which way they will vote this fall. We would like to have woman vote but not unless she desires so heartily. Voting would increase the intelligence of women, and would be a powerful stimulus to female education. It would enable women to protect their own industrial, social, moral an educational rights…… Woman’s vote would be to the vices in our great cities what the lightning is to the oak …….I believe that this reform is coming, and that it will come to stay.—Joseph Cook.

I go for all sharing the privileges of government, who assist in bearing its burdens, by no means excluding women.—Abraham Lincoln.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 36, October 25, 1893

Mrs. Lucy Stone, an original Woman’s suffrage advocate, is dead.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 37, November 2, 1893

Rev. Joseph Gaston will speak on Woman’s suffrage next Sabbath evening at 7:30 at the Presbyterian church.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 38, November 9, 1893

Woman’s suffrage did not meet with favor and we have failed to obtain an accurate report. It is understood to have carried in the state.

This state according to this morning’s return’s [sic] gives over 8,000 majority for woman’s suffrage.

Walsenburg World, Volume 5, Number 38, November 9, 1893

Scissors. Mr. Andrew Tarter is completing a new residence. Prof. Wise visited Scissors last week and attended the lyceum Friday night. He made a very interesting speech in favor of woman’s suffrage.

CHEYENNE Wyo., Nov. 13—The ladies of the Women’s Rights association held a meeting in the city to-day. They passed the following resolutions: “Whereas we have learned that the good men of Colorado have voted by a substantial majority to give the women of their state their rights as citizens, and be it

“Resolved, That the women of this state, who have exercised the right to vote at all elections since 1868, tender to our sisters of Colorado our sincere congratulations on the result, and with them the people of the state, assuring them that they will find this act of Justice will be found of the benefit to the state in every way.”

Saguache County 1893

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 29, July 20, 1893

They Want To Vote.

The large vote cast by the women of Kansas has been most marked in its effect on the press of this city. The Sun, which for many years violently opposed woman suffrage, and later took the position that women did not want to vote, and therefore ought not to have the privilege, said, in a recent editorial, entitled, “Is the Day of Woman Suffrage Near at Hand?” The great fact demonstrated in Kansas on Tuesday is that the women there want to vote; that they are willing to bear the burden of exercising the privilege of the suffrage whenever it is granted them. This is very significant. If the women of the Union generally are of that mind, and whenever they make it evident that such is their sentiment, woman suffrage will come without delay. The prospect that woman suffrage will become a question of practical politics at an early day has grown clearer since Tuesday. At some time or other women are bound to share with men the responsibility of government by universal suffrage: and that time may be near at hand.

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 29, July 20, 1893

The ballot is a natural means of self-protection, and as such every intelligent law-abiding person is entitled to its use. To be governed without having a voice in that government is a condition of subjugation adapted only to those who are incompetent to exercise the right of suffrage. No legislation can be just that excludes one-half the people before legislation begins.—Mrs. S. E. V. Emery.

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 37, September 14, 1893


“I would also add a plank which would render justice to one half of the people in this country, a privilege too long withheld. I would allow every female the same rights and privileges accorded to the male. “It is a species of the dark ages to discriminate against any class of our people, and no man in this advanced age of civilization will contend that woman is not the equal of man. Why, then, should we, by prohibiting her any voice in the management of the affairs of this nation, cast a stigma upon her, by inference at least, that she is incapable of giving voice to preference in the selection of officers? Where is our boasted chivalry that would prevent 3,000,000 bread winning women, who earn their living outside their own homes, and 12,000,000 honest, intelligent women of the country, from the exercise of the ballot? “Are they not as much interested in good government as the great army of uneducated, non-taxpaying, vicious elements of society of the male sex, who are paid at each election to vote away the rights and liberties of the people? “The women of America stand at the very head of their sex for their virtue, for their independence, for their individuality, and for those qualities which make them the equal of men in intelligence and in force of character, and their superiors in every other quality. “To them, with their virtuee, no less than to the opposite sex, does the United States owe that freedom and prosperity which has hitherto been the admiration and wonder of the world. When the people of the United States will earnestlay hold of the many needed reforms, some of which I have referred to, the Union will march on to that degree of prosperity and splendor which, by inheritance is ours.”—[Col. Archie Fisk in Boulder County Convention.

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 38, September 21, 1893

I leave it to others to speak of suffrage as a right or a privilege; I speak of it as a duty …. What right have you women to leave all this work of caring for the country with men? Is it not your country as well as theirs? Are not your children to live in it after you are gone? And are you not bound to contribute whatever faculty God has given you to make it and keep it a pure, safe and happy land?—James Freeman Clarke.

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 39, September 28, 1893

Let every elector in Saguache county vote for the amendment to our state constitution whereby the equal suffrage act will be carried. There should not be a negative vote cast. With the influence and presence of women in our primaries and our conventions, there would be less trickery. There is another reason why women should be given the right to vote at any and all elections, it is this: They are the equal of any man. By all means vote that part of your ticket which reads “Equal Suffrage approved. “

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 39, September 28, 1893

Say, Mr. Editor are you in favor of woman’s suffrage? We will soon have to vote on that subject and we want to know what you think about it. Would it not be safe, expedient and wise, and would not the influence of women on politics lie salutary? We would like to hear an expression from you on that subject. “ 41. ” Lockett. Colo., Sept. 26.

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 40, October 5, 1893

Let every voter in Saguache county on Election day, when he goes to the polls to deposit his vote, see to it that he makes no mistake on the equal suffrage question. Honor yourself by extending the right of suffrage to the women of Colorado.

The Colorado Springs Gazette of last Thursday, headed its principal editorial “Shall women be compelled to vote?” One of the arguments against equal suffrage offered by the Gazette is “whether it is fair to add another to the many duties now discharged by women. Will some of our lady readers make answer to the Gazette’s query?

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 42, October 19, 1893
(also in Lamar Register, Volume 8, Number 20, October 21, 1893)

Mrs. Jenkins of Cheyenne is stumping Colorado for equal suffrage.

The colored women of Denver have organized a league to advance the cause of equal suffrage.

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 42, October 19, 1893

good article give her the ballot

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 45, November 9, 1893

results in paragraph form

Saguache Crescent, Volume 12, Number 45, November 9, 1893

results by precinct

Prowers County 1893

Lamar Register, Volume 7, Number 35, February 4, 1893

Important Bills Under Consideration by the Legislature. Denver, Colo., Jan. 26, 1893.

A lively debate sprung up in the House today over the woman suffrage bill. The committee, of which the venerable Mr. Wicks of Pueblo, is chairman, was divided, and as a result two reports came in. The majority report favored the shelving of the bill while the minority believed the people of Colorado should be allowed to say whether the ladies should have a chance to vote. During the fusilade of motions thrown at the Speaker pending the consideration of the bill, Bromley of Arapahoe, became very much excited at the presence of that dangerous and corrupting factor in legislation, the lobbyist, and moved with much vigor, an enforcement of the rules. This brought a number of members to their feet in indignant protest against the exclusion of their friends from the floor, and a unanimous howl was raised against inviting the ladies present to leave. After a good deal of natural gas had been expended the ladies were allowed to remain and the minority report adopted, passing the bill to its second reading. Representative Carney and Benton were conspicuous advocates of equal suffrage.  It would seem from the action of some of the members as if they feared the undue influence of the ‘‘third House.” However, the debate put every House official on the alert for the dangerous lobbyist, and even press representatives were requested to adorn themselves with a badge as a sort of vindication from the bare suspicion of being classed with the tabooed.

Lamar Register, Volume 7, Number 38, February 25, 1893

In the afternoon the bill by Mr. Heath to submit to the voters of the state the question of woman’s suffrage was taken up. A large number of ladies were present and heartily applauded the speeches which were made in favor of the bill.

Lamar Register, Volume 7, Number 41, March 18, 1893

Both Houses March 7.

HOUSE. —The bill to allow the electors to say whether the suffrage should be extended to women was called up for third reading and passed by a vote of 35 to 26.

Lamar Register, Volume 7, Number 51, May 27, 1893

Whether or not the right of suffrage shall be extended to women in Colorado, will be one of the questions submitted to the electors next fall. The issue is already attracting the attention of the friends of female suffrage outside the state, and they propose to take a hand in the scrimmage, and do what they can to have the state vote aye.

Lamar Register, Volume 8, Number 13, September 2, 1893

The proposition to be voted on this fall to extend the right of suffrage to the fair sex has not attracted much attention in Granada yet. The majority of the local politicians have so far shown a disposition, to avoid committing themselves. Prof. D. H. Dickason and Col. A. B. Stewart talk of organizing a universal suffrage league to assist the fair sex, and D. W. Robinson has begun carrying babies around on his shoulders with the air of a man who expects those babies’ mothers to have votes in the near future, but no other demonstrations have been observed as yet. No doubt some steps will be taken to enlighten Granada voters before election time. ARIEL

Lamar Register, Volume 8, Number 17, September 30, 1893

important but too corrupt

We are in receipt of a letter from the headquarters Equal Suffrage Association of Colorado, Helen M. Reynolds, secretary stating that Carrie Lane Chapman of N is making a tour of Colorado, lecturing on behalf of equal suffrage and will be [here?] September 29th. Mrs. Chapman is in terms of highest commendation by representative papers as the New York San Francisco Calif, Omaha Bee, Chicago Herald and numerous others, both as a refinement, intellect, culture as as ing and forcible orator. Her lecture and we trust will receive a large attention –The Rico News

Archuleta County 1893

Pagosa Springs News, March 10, 1893

The bill to submit the question of woman suffrage to the voters of this state is about to become a law.

Pagosa Springs News, June 16, 1893

An educational qualification for suffrage should go hand in hand with woman suffrage. No person should vote who cannot read an American newspaper. —La Junta Call.

Pagosa Springs News, August 18, 1893

As may be seen by a notice of general election the question of woman suffrage will be voted on by the electors of this state at the November election. Up to date very little interest has manifested itself on the subject. Those people who are in favor that the women shall vote will of course vote in favor of the amendment and those opposed will vote the other way. The NEWS would like to hear from the ladies themselves, whether or not they desire the right of suffrage.

Pagosa Springs News, September 8, 1893

 What are the ladies of Pagosa Springs saying about the question of equal suffrage?

Up to date the woman suffrage question has created but very little interest. The question will be decided in this state by ballot on November 7.

Pagosa Springs News, September 15, 1893

The Ladies of Durango are organizing a auxiliary league of the State Equal Suffrage Association. The question of giving women the elective franchise will be submitted to the voters of Colorado at the November election. Why don’t the ladies of Archuleta county take some steps to advance the cause of equal suffrage in this state. Call a meeting and do what you can to have Archuleta county give equal suffrage a good majority.

Pagosa Springs News, September 29, 1893

The question of equal suffrage resolve itself , into one of Justice, and viewed from this stand point , it is almost impossible to find any argument against the proposed extension of the elective franchise. Women are citizens . They belong to the class of the governed, and since all governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, it follows that a government to which women are subjected is not just if women have no voice in determining its course and policy. Every manly man can vote for equal suffrage on the ground that it would be just. —Denver Republican.

Pagosa Springs News, November 10, 1893

The Equal Suffrage amendment was lost in the county by a majority of 16 . Many voters failed to register their preferences on this question.

Custer County 1893

Silver Cliff Rustler, January 25, 1893

Gov. Waite don’t go far enough in wanting to give to women the right to vote in municipal elections, only. Let them vote in every election. The Alamosa Independent Journal commenting on the Governor’s views says:

Why would Gov. Wait accord the right of suffrage to the women who live in cities and towns and not to those living in the country? Are not the farmer’s wives and daughters as intelligent and respectable as their city sisters? While not opposed to women’s suffrage on principle, one of the practical objections to it in our mind, has been the existence of a class of women in cities especially in large cities, who would vote early and often and make it disagreeable for other members of their sex to exercise their rights. In the country, on the contrary, there is no such class to constitute an objection to conferring the right to vote upon women equally with men. Up to date we supposed that Gov. Waite belonged to the farmer’s alliance.

Silver Cliff Rustler, September 13, 1893


Mrs . Carrie Lane Chapman, of New York, has arrived in Denver and will speak throughout the State in behalf of equal suffrage until the fall election. Mrs . Chapman is an eloquent speaker of national reputation. Commenting on the subject of giving the women of Colorado the right to vote, the Denver Republican very justly says: There is a division of sentiment concerning the wisdom and the need of an extension of the elective franchise to women, but it is evident that the equal suffrage cause is much stronger now than it was a few years ago. After all the arguments that may be advanced against giving women the right to vote are presented the plea of justice will remain unanswered. This is the alpha and the omega of the whole matter. It is unjust to deny women an equal voice with men in the affairs of government. What they would do with the right to vote if they had it is not the business of any man.”


The republicans did the proper thing in recommending women suffrage .

Silver Cliff Rustler, September 20, 1893

As the time is approaching for the vote on Woman Suffrage in this state a few words in reference to it will not be out of place. The question is will you consent or not to give her a vote? Will you object to her voting and at the same time willingly grant the right of suffrage to some foreign speaking gentleman, in the country but six months, who can neither read nor write in his own language let alone this, who is ignorant of our forms of government and is perfectly willing to vote on the side that will give him the must bug juice. We think we hear some antiquated old Jackass say that a woman’s place is at home minding the babies. So it is my venerable imbecile, and while she is rocking the cradle she can read and post herself concerning the political complexion of the country and the merits of the various candidates, and after she has independently, clearly and decisively made her choice you can leave your saloon headquarters for ten minutes and go home and mind the children while she soberly and quickly deposits the ballot free from the contamination of the saloon or the elements surrounding it . With equal intelligence and better judgement it is impossible for the women of the country to vote it into a much worse condition than it is now in. — Florence News.

Silver Cliff Rustler, September 27, 1893

There are now over 20 Equal Suffrage Leagues organized in Colo., with a membership of about 1000. Nearly every member is an active agent in the campaign for justice and equal rights.

We have several times been asked what we thought about woman’s suffrage. We think a smart wife should have at least the equal right with those who can neither read or speak the English language proper—Colfax Citizen.

Silver Cliff Rustler, October 4, 1893


The RUSTLER is proud of the fact that it was the first and only paper in Custer county to advocate giving the women of Colorado the right to vote at all the elections, and we are doubly proud that this glorious cause is growing in strength every day. There is every argument in favor of the proposition, and none of any merit against it , and none in fact unless it be some flimsy excuse to hide the fact that some men are absolutely afraid of their wives. If a man is afraid his wife or daughter or sister or mother is smarter or more capable than he is and that she is of a disposition on to try to curb his questionable plans, why probably he couldn’t be blamed so much for voting against it. But the facts remain the same, unalterable, unchangeable. The women of this country are possessors of more tact, as good judgement and keener perception than a great mass of us men. They are inferior to the men in only one particular and that is physical strength. That alone is a good argument in favor of giving women the right to say what laws shall control them and their property and what officers shall enforce said law. Equal Suffrage Associations are all the fashion now on Capitol Hill and all over Denver and the state. The women of Custer county should organize several of these associations at once. ___

Silver Cliff Rustler, October 18, 1893

(great bit on Wyoming and New Zealand)

What It Means. Let no man or woman be mistaken as to what this movement for woman’s suffrage really means. We none of us want to turn the world upside down, or to convert women into men . We want women, on the contrary , above all things to continue womanly—womanly in the highest and best sense—and to bring their true woman’s influence on behalf of whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report to bear upon conduct of public affairs. —Mrs . Millicent Garret Fawcett.

Silver Cliff Rustler, October 25, 1893


It is in your power to enfranchise the women of this state on the 7th of next November. We ask you to consider some of the more cogent reasons why you should put the cross opposite Equal suffrage approved on your ballots at that time. “Universal suffrage,” says a Lamartime, is the only basis of every true republic. The Declaration of Independence expressly states that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and also that taxation without representation is tyranny. Thaddeus M . Stevens says: I believe that the right of suffrage is one of the inalienable rights meant to be secured by the constitution of the United States. It seems to us that our demand for political recognition is based on not only the spirit but the actual letter of the fundamental law of our land.

To enfranchise the women of the state would be to bring into the field at once an army of 50,000 voters , whose interests are identical with those of our present voters. Among these women are 16,000 who support themselves: many of them care for themselves or are the sole support of aged parents or little children. Hard times for men are doubly hard for women. The merciless power of plutocracy that crushes you crushes us also. Without a vote you would be powerless; without a vote we are powerless. Are you willing that we should remain so? Is it possible for any man who believes in the free and unlimited coinage of silver to cast a ballot to exclude 50,000 votes for the white metal from the polls?

It is said that woman’s sphere is home. But the money question has power to reach into the most sheltered home and bring want and desolation. Many working women are without employment: many more are working longer hours at reduced salaries. Women have not invaded politics, politics have invaded the homes. What are you going to do about it? It is sometimes asked doubtfully, ‘What good will it do?’ What good does it do men? What redress would you have without that invincible weapon in your hands? In the grim struggle between Wall street and the people what hope would there be for the ultimate triumph of the latter if they could not express their opinions at the polls?

“Voting for representatives,” says Paine, “is the primary right which protects all other rights. To take it away is to reduce a man to a state of slavery.” The ballot says yes or no to all questions. The question before the American people to-day is, shall we coin our silver free, as is provided for in the constitution of the United States? The ballots of the men of Colorado say yes. The question before the Colorado people today is, shall we enfranchise our women and double the number of those who say yes to the first question? No man can consistently say “yes” to the first and “no” to the last. Gentlemen of Colorado, a vote for suffrage is a vote for silver . —COLORADO EQUAL SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION.

Silver Cliff Rustler, November 1, 1893

Equal suffrage will carry handsomely in Colorado. Get on the winning side forever by voting for it.

Put an x after the words “Equal Suffrage Approved,” on your regular ballot Be sure to use pen and ink and use a blotter to be safe


According to the daily papers the negroes of Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Leadville have organized as a solid body and are taking up liberal collections to aid in fighting Equal Suffrage at the election in Colorado next Tuesday. They are the leading opponents of Equal Suffrage in Colorado , and the negroes in St . Louis , Kansas City , Memphis and New Orleans have been called upon and are sending in money to help defeat the measure . It appears that now that the negroes have the right to vote and help make laws to govern the white women of the land, they think the right of franchise should stop. They are satisfied so long as they have the privileges which will allow them to domineer over our wives, mothers, sisters and daughters, but they do not propose to have white women raised to their equal by receiving the right to make the laws to govern them. How many Custer county voters will help these negroes to hold their superiority over the intelligent white women of Colorado?

ON OCTOBER 24TH Senator Teller and Representative Bell were questioned about their position on the question of woman suffrage for Colorado, now before the people of the state.

Although diligent search was made for Senator Wolcott he could not be found. The others expressed themselves earnestly in favor of it. I voted for women’s suffrage when it came up before in Colorado and would do so again if I were there at this election, said Senator Teller. “Of course I am in favor of it, and believe it would be a good thing for the state.” Mr. Bell said: “If I were in the state I would certainly vote in favor of the proposition to give women the right of suffrage . I never did believe they would abuse it; on the contrary, they would use it in the right way. It would purify politics and be a good thing for the state. I’m for it and always have been,” said Mr. Pence.

Silver Cliff Rustler, November 8, 1893

Over 4.000 MAJORITY for EQUAL SUFFRAGE in Colorado!

Equal Suffrage was defeated in this county by 22 votes. This is a much less majority against the measure than its advocates expected. In this issue we give as near as can be had the total number of votes cast in the county for each candidate. When the official count is made we will publish a tabulated statement by precincts.

The women will vote.

The Republican ticket is elected in Arapahoe and many other counties in the State.

Woman suffrage has carried in Colorado by a nice majority, and this alone is glory enough for one year.

Mineral County 1893

Creede Candle, October 13, 1893

The ladies of the state who are interested in equal suffrage are busily engaged in forming new leagues to forward the movement.

Creede Candle, October 20, 1893

Hon. J. T. Heath, state representative, of Montrose, will talk on woman suffrage at the Tabernacle on Monday evening.

Creede Candle, November 10, 1893

The female suffrage amendment was carried in Colorado.

EL Paso County

only has the -apparently monthly – Colorado Collegian

Colorado Collegian, Volume 3, Number 4, January 1893

Apollonian, rising to discuss the question of woman suffrage: “Gentlemen, I believe that woman is the greatest luxury given to man.”

Colorado Collegian, Volume 3, Number 5, February 1893

At a recent meeting of the Minerva Society the subject of Woman Suffrage was discussed. There proved to be considerable feeling among the members.

Colorado Collegian, Volume 3, Number 6, March  1893

Woman Suffrage was the inspiration for a “very warm” debate last week in the Apollonian Club.

Colorado Collegian, Volume 4, Number 2, November  1893


The recent election has decided that women can vote in this state. We hope that the privilege will be duly appreciated. Women have now a chance to show what they can do in the line of reforming politics. It is a duty, as well as a privilege, for those who have the right to vote to do so, and to vote wisely. It is a duty that is only too often little thought of by those who had the right to vote for so long, and we hope that the women will set the men a good example in this respect, especially the fairer half of Colorado College. Even if not of the proper age to vote now they can begin to prepare themselves so as to vote when the time comes, wisely and intelligently.

Montezuma County 1893

Mancos Times, July 21, 1893

We nominate Eph Lowe as chairman of the equal suffrage club of Mancos precinct.

Mancos Times, August 18, 1893

Woman’s Suffrage Advocates.

The question of allowing women to vote will be submitted to the people of Colorado at the November election. The friends of equal suffrage will strain every nerve to have the amendment to the constitution carried, says the Denver Times. The opponents of the measure have not been heard from, and it is presumed that no one will be so audacious as to openly fight this pet project of womankind.

The State Equal Suffrage Association has appointed a committee consisting of Dr. Love Miss Reynolds and Mrs. Lyman , who shall assign speakers to various towns in the State . Associated with the association are representative men of each party , Judge Rockwell for the Republicans , John Poole for the Democrats and J . Warner Mills for the Populists. This committee has about completed arrangements with two prominent speakers of the American Equal Suffrage Association who will thoroughly canvass the State. All the money necessary has been subscribed, and one peculiar feature of the campaign will be that there are plenty of finances.

Mancos Times, September 22, 1893

By a perusal of Lillian Hartment Johnson’s address before the equal suffrage association, of Durango, much food for deep thought is engendered. Why is it that the simple act of justice in so long refusing the rights of full citizenship upon our women is beyond comprehension. Men who are strongly logical in their convictions upon most subjects, dare not meet the arguments advanced that women from the very nature of all things earthly, create, beautify and glorify our existence, and that all they demand in return is simple justice. Once in a while some fool bobs up where wise men fear to tread, and airs himself of a glowing tribute to women, and then sycophantly asserts that he loves and reveres her too much to allow her to become contaminated by politics. Another perplexing feature is the fact that men of brilliancy and large following, who are firmly convinced of the justice of the women’s demands, take refuge in any frivolous excuse when called upon to address audiences in behalf of right. This is cowardice in its meanest form, and we are only sorry that Mrs. Johnson did not announce the names of some of those men (?) who deserted her at the last moment when they were expected to address that intelligent assemblage. Mrs. Johnson, however, is a fighter of our stripe, and the manner in which she scored the renegade who eulogized woman and introduced Susan B . Anthony to a Del Norte audience as far back as 1877, is a fitting sample of her vigorous use of the English language.

Mancos Times, September 29, 1893

Speaking of Dave Day’s method of argument (?) , here is a nut for him to crack . It appeared in Yesterday’s Durango Herald, under the caption of Ridicule vs. Argument.” Here it is : “Editor Herald:–Dave Day says he is opposed to Woman’s Suffrage. I’m not surprised at that. The antideluvian Rip Van Winkle, moss-back Democrats of La Plata county , which he represents , sat down very hard on a communication from the Woman’s Suffrage League, in their convention last Saturday. Perhaps they will wake up in time to catch up to the rear end of the procession . The People’s party is the progressive party of America to-day , not only for Woman ’s Suffrage, but for the free coinage of silver, and many other reforms which will eventually be enacted into law. One thing, Mr. Day, I can assure you of, and that is this : A thinking and intelligent people have long since ceased to accept ridicule for argument. Now, David, if you wish to defeat Woman’s Suffrage this fall , you must use some argument , instead of ridicule. “CAL BROWN.” P . S . We hereby inform Mr. Brown that he is requiring an impossibility of the Philosopher.

Mancos Times, October 13, 1893

It is to be hoped that Mrs. Wilson of Durango can be induced to address this people on equal suffrage. It is said that she is a fluent and ready debater, besides being a lady of excellent address and elegant appearance.

Mancos Times, October 27, 1893

The Rico News is now published by Geo H. Hutt, and it is one of the neatest and spiciest papers published in the State. Wonderful, isn’t it, that all the really excellent papers in Colorado espouse the Populist and Equal Suffrage causes?

Mancos Times, November 3, 1893

Attend the Equal Suffrage meetings to-morrow.

Mancos Times, November 10, 1893

With its usual slop-over tendencies, the Durango Herald asserts that Woman suffrage has undoubtedly received its final death blow in this State. At least it be a long time before the advocates of the measure will have an opportunity to vote on the question again. The above article appeared on the editorial page of that paper, but in its telegraphic columns a Denver dispatch says that the amendment has carried by several thousand. Lon, you should not classify the voters of the State on the same basis as that of your 5-cent beer berg. The vote of La Plata county does not commend itself to us as one based upon intelligence, but rather as the legitimate offspring of cheap beer and consequent stupidity, We sincerely sympathize with the pencil pusher of the Herald, and he certainly realizes that it was 5-cent beer that gave his opponent 823 votes to his pitiful 200 for superintendent of schools. That 5-cent beer was an immense factor in the politics of La Plata county, and Lon fell a victim to its inspiration as did the cause of Equal Suffrage Great is 5-cent beer! We hail, thee, of mighty power!

San Juan County

Silverton Standard, August 19, 1893

the ballot measure

Silverton Standard, August 26, 1893

On the 7th of November next , the qualified electors will exercise their privilege of voting on the woman suffrage question. It will then be decided whether the man or the woman stays at home. It is a well known fact that there are a number of male voters who cannot tell an election ticket from a Chinese wash bill. No woman would go before an election board and take an oath that she could neither read nor write. We think that a great improvement would be made in giving the women a chance to vote and we shall do all in our power to help them.

Silverton Standard, September 2, 1893

Let every man who loves his mother, his sister, his wife, or his sweetheart or who respects the female sex and is a friend of justice, get out and vote for the amendment to the state constitution for woman suffrage this fall.

Silverton Standard, September 30, 1893

The woman’s suffrage question is not receiving much attention in this county at present.

We have not noticed a single newspaper in Colorado that is not advocating woman’s suffrage.

Silverton Standard, October 7, 1893

Miss Carrie Lane Chapman, the woman suffrage advocate, spoke to a well filled house in Silverton last Wednesday night. Miss Chapman is a very intelligent lady and a speaker of more than ordinary ability. She entertained her hearers for about an hour.

Silverton Standard, October 14, 1893

The peoples party are in favor of equal suffrage to all. Ladies remember who are your friends.

Silverton Standard, November 4, 1893

Don’t forget to put an X opposite the words “equal suffrage approved.”

Voters if you expect to enjoy heavenly bliss put an X opposite Equal Suffrage Approved.

Silverton Standard, November 11, 1893

but check numbers because funny stuff here

Equal Suffrage Approved, 285 , Equal Suffrage not Approved, 189.

Woman’s suffrage carried in Colorado by several thousand votes. The ladies should not forget that in San Juan county, the People’s Party were their friends and went solid for their interests Next spring there will be another election and the ladies will be given their first ballot, all owing to the Populist Party.

Result in the State. Colorado has voted in favor of woman suffrage by a majority of several thousands. Returns are not complete from many counties but the big majority for the question in many counties whose returns are in insures its passage. Republicans carry Lincoln, Weld, Pueblo, Cheyenne, Gilpin, Washington , Conejos , Phiilips , Lake, El Paso, Jefferson, Huerfano and a number of other counties. Populists carry Boulder, Clear Creek, Kit Carson, Park, Delta, Dolores, Summit, Fremont, Montrose, Mesa, San Juan, Garfield and Chaffee. The Democrats and Republican fused in Hinsdale and elected most of their tickets. In Ouray there was only one ticket, Populist, in the field. In Morgan county the offices are divided between Populists and Republicans, and the same is true of Rio Grande. San Miguel elected an Independent People’s ticket over the straight People’s ticket. Achuleta Republicans elect most of their ticket.