A worthy finale to a spectacularly successful 23-day nationwide rail tour by the "Prison Special" tonight, as 3,500 people greeted the formerly imprisoned suffragists at a gala in New York City's Carnegie Hall.
Though today's parade of 20 witnesses before a Senate subcommittee was far fewer than the 6,000 to 8,000 suffragists who fought their way down Washington, D.C.'s Pennsylvania Avenue on March 3rd, the respect and courtesy this smaller group received was infinitely greater.
The "Prison Special" arrived tonight in Chicago, carrying women who have served time in the Washington, D.C., District Jail, or Virginia's Occoquan Workhouse, for picketing along the White House fence in favor of woman suffrage.
A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested last year for picketing along the White House fence!
The end of the trail and a spectacular entry into Washington, D.C., today for the suffrage hikers!
The suffrage hikers pushed on toward Washington, D.C., this morning despite rain, mud, hecklers and a growing conflict with the officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
"We send and beg of you to accept this 'Votes for Women' flag as a memento of our pilgrimage through New York and New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Yours very truly, Rosalie Gardiner Jones."
Proving that they can be as bold indoors as outdoors, the suffrage hikers descended upon two of Baltimore's most patriarchal institutions on the 14th day of their journey.
"General" Rosalie Jones' suffrage army is reunited and back to full strength again as "Colonel" Craft's contingent marched into Baltimore on Day 13 of the hike from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.