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LIFE STORY-OFiENGLfSHvGIRL MILITANT WHO
BEARDED;IIjG'GEOR.G' ON "HfS THRONE ,
. BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY
London, Eng., June 23. The Stop
at-Nothing Suffraget .who recently
did the "impossible,",- bearded the
king of England in Ms court, shocked
terribly the nobility and caused a sen
sation throughout the kingdom,, was
HERSELF sprung from fhe; nobility,
daughter of a barojnM; and menlber
of an old, conservative aild higMy're
spected family! ' "
When gentle, well-born Mary,
Blomfield, defying prison and perse
cution, threw herself at the foot of.
the throne and cried, to the Jdng,
"For God's sake stop torturing wo
men by forcible feeding!" all ethQ
world wondered howaridwhy, she
1 am not a militant suffraget but
after three months in England I
know "WHY English suffragets are
niilitant. And I have looked into the
life story of Mary Blomfeld, militant
of militants, and can now answer also
that question, "How and why did she
Mary.and Elinor Blomfield are un
married girls of 26 and 24.
Their. grandfather was the cele
brated' bishop of London (1828-1856).
Thqlr father was the best known ec
clesiastical architect of his day, and
was Knigm;cu ny vaueen viciona in
1889. Their brothers are empire
' Sir' Arthur Blomfield, when 60
J.ye,ars:Qld,XwidQwer wittx mature.