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Elt of the militant suffragets, is a
daughter ofthe people.
At ten years of age, little Annie was
a half-timer in an Oldham Mill. At
12 she was earning fair wages, but
much less than boys who did precise
ly the same work. And she wondered
At 15, when mill girls were agitat
ing for better wages, Annie got them
their rights. Immediately they chose
her to represent them upon the dis
trict committee trade union. For this
she-received 15 cents a week.
Annie Kenny became a correspond--'
ing student of the Ruskin College,
Oxford. Three years later the Lan-t
cashire mill worker came to London'
Before the year was out she was
arrested for trying to see the prime1
minister. Followed a long series of
arrests, hunger strikes, and releases
under the Cat and Mouse Act.
"If I cannot change1 some of the
laws affecting women l,can at least
die in the attempt," ,says Annie,.
Kenny. ' ;
M. Raghboom, ,a newly-elected
deputy of France, wfio has been a
news vender for many years, still
continues to sell newspapers in tfi
streets of Paris, ' " ,
Fifty Hungarian servant girls went?'
on a strike in Budapest, vowing -not
to speak a word until their employers
allowed them two. calling night