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VOL. 3, NO. 237
Chicago, Tuesday, July 7, 1914
WHAT FIVE WORKING WOMEN TOLD
PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND
Stories of Wrongs Which "Votes By Women3' Will Cure
,x When Minister Surrendered Women Ex--
plained Why They Should Have Vote, '
T BYMARY BOYLE O'REILLY
London, July 7. Eight yers ago
the prime minister of England curtly
refused to receive suffrage petition
ers. Almost immediately afterward
Annie Kenney was manhandled; Mrs.
Drummond arrested; and Mrs. Pahk
hurst did her first hunger strike for
again demanding audience with the
head of a constitutional government.
Now, Mrs. Sylvia Pankhurst, just re
leased from Holloway prison, lay
down on- the steps of the house of
commons promising to remain there
- . - -
until the premier received a depnta-
tion, or Until she died of starvation.
Her pitiable weakness, the reBult
of repeated hunger strikes, made the
threat ominous as a prophecy.
The first minister of the crown
surrendered! - r
The girl leader, too weak to walk,
was carried back: to Bethnal Green to
call together the deputation already
Five delegates from East London
suffrage societies chosen by public
meetings held in Lime House, Can
ning Town, Poplar Bow )and Brom
ley (the five boroughs where millions
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