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¬óMrs. 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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