National Affairs: In Wyoming

An emergency Democratic State Convention sat at Cheyenne, Wyo., to nominate a successor to the late Governor William B. Ross (TIME, Oct. 13, MILESTONES). Two speeches were made, the roll-call by counties was begun. Then the Convention nominated by acclamation the second feminine gubernatorial nominee in U. S. history—Mrs. William B. Ross, widow of the late Governor. Antiquaries recalled that, in 1869, Wyoming (then a territory) enfranchised women before any other state or territory had done so.*

*New Jersey, on entering the Union, admitted women to the suffrage provided they possessed $250....

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