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SUFFRAGE LEAGUE OPENS CONVENTION Virginia Women Seeking Ballot Urge Ratification by Next General Assembly. TRINKLE HOLDS OUT HOPE State Senator Tells Delegates Legislature Will "Stand for Womanhood" in 1920. "No such burden of shame has been put on the women of any other country as that requiring American women to go through gruelling political campaigns before being granted the right of suffrage by their menfolk." This was the statement made last night by Mrs. Raymond Brown, of New York, fourth vice-president of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association, in addressing the members of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia assembled in their eighth annual convention in the auditorium of the Jefferson Hotel. Mrs. B. B. Valentine, president of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia, called the convention to order yesterday at noon. The invocation was pronounced by Rev. George Wesley Jones. Mrs. Kate Langley Bosher extended the welcome of the Equal Suffrage League of Richmond. This was responded to by Mrs. John H. Lewis, of Lynchburg, Reports were read by Mrs. E. G. Kidd, treasurer; Mrs. Edith Clark Cowles, execdtive and press secretary, and Miss Ida M. Thompson headquarters secretary. Means "Common Sense."