To the Editor of the New York Times:
My dear Sir
May I reply to the letter of Mrs Ida Husted Harper of Aug. 22; that Col. Roosevelts address published by order of the U.S. Senate was written before he came to Chicago and that after consultation with Judge Lindsey and other suffragists he omitted the statement to which Mrs. Harper so naturally objects and gave instructions to the press agents and newspapers that the sentence should be [omitted] <eliminated.>. His spoken address was most unequivocally in favor of woman's suffrage and the Senate document therefore was not <printed from a> "revised and certified" <edition> but the <a> first draft. After all mention his not printed or spoken words of the candidate are <not> be so important as the platform to which Col. Roosevelt and the new party was pledged and upon which the campaign must be made. <Mrs. Harper admits was most satisfactory in its advocacy of equal suffrage [page 2] <The women who> attended the convention have no doubt of the sincerity of the Progressive Party [towards woman's suffrage] <or Col. Roosevelt in this matter> and cannot but regret that Mrs Harper has seen fit to challenge <has departed> from the non partisan attitude which she has so <has so ably> herself advocated in your columns.