Bull Moose Members Gather in Wilmette
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Sep 1912, p. 9

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26 Sep 1912
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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The Progressive party held a meeting at the Wilmette Woman's club building on Monday evening. At 7:30 0'clock a meeting for women had been called and the parlor of the club was filled with representative Wilmette women. Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank of Chicago, chairman of the national finance committee for the west of the Progressive party, addressed the ladies and later addressed the general meeting which had been called for 8 o'clock. Mrs. John A. Ripple was chosen chairman for Wilmette, and the meeting adjourned to attend the general meeting, of which Mr. G. E. Fernald was chairman. The hall was filled, nearly every seat was taken and the speakers were enthusiastically received. Mrs. D. Macauley and Mrs. Stattman led the singing, and were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Charles Prescott. The first speaker was Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank, whose subject was "The Financing of the Progressive Party." Mrs. Fairbank spoke of the certificates which were to be sold, ranging from $1 to $1000, which entitled the purchasers to charter membership in the Progressive party. She also spoke of the progressive stamp books, which sold for $1 for twenty stamps, very similar to the Red Cross stamps, used at holiday time. This, she said, was woman's opportunity to help the cause. Mr. John Ripple was chosen chairman to work after the sale of the certificates and stamps in Wilmette. The second speaker was Senator Funk of Bloomington, Ill., and he was followed by Mr. Charles Thomson of the Twenty-fifth ward, Chicago, who is candidate for congress to succeed Congressman Foss in this district. Both speakers impresses the audience as earnest men who, were they given the chance, would handle the affairs of state thoughtfully and well.

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Bull Moose Members Gather in Wilmette