This Day in History: 1895-08-20

Statement of Her Experience in the State Legislature.
Siloam, Colo., August 20. (Special Correspondence.)—

A public meeting at Red Creek Springs was held at Smith’s Jolly Rovers’ hotel Tuesday evening, August 20, pursuant to public notice. On motion of Mrs. Dr. Nash, Hon. Mrs. Curtis, of Pueblo, was elected chairman. Mrs. Curtis introduced Carrie Clyde Holly, late representative, who delivered a lengthy address explanatory of the doings and non-doings of the Legislature, and of her own course therein.

She defended her support of the bills paying the just debts due from the state to the Benedictine Sisters and to the House of the Good Shepherd, and gave a sketch of her ‘‘age of consent bill”一the only one ever introduced by a woman which finally became a law, and a full account of which appears in the September number of The Arena Magazine.

At the conclusion, on motion of Mrs. Curtis, the audience voted unanimously their thanks by a rising vote.

– Colorado Daily Chieftain, August 22, 1895