Jane Addams said: "I was amazed at the way that the women of my own ward had informed themselves. Of the 159 women registered in the precinct, 139 voted. The women in every ward of the city showed that they had an intelligent understanding of the issues. I think it was a great thing to have women in Chicago brave enough to run in this aldermanic election and to be willing to face the probable defeat. It has been a red-letter day for women, this first day of voting."
Jane Addams Amazed, April 29, 1914
Jane Addams Amazed.