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Women's Penny Paper (Newspaper) - June 7, 1890, London, Middlesex MiMENSPENNIPAEER The only Paper and Published by EDITED BY HELENA or Seventy years atfo a man might rise to high positions in Parliament the State and take no notice whatever of the humbler THEY HAD NO VOTES AND COULD BE SAFELY October Registered at the for transmission JUNE PRICE ONE MISS RULING COUNCILLOR OF THE MILNEK MISS MILNER holds the proud position of Ruling Councillor to the Habitation which bears her and probably no woman is more respected and beloved by the members of her Habitation than the lady who forms the subject of the Interview in this weeks issue of the Womens Penny I called on Miss Milner a few days and she very courteously gave me full I wish you could have seen she in my dear old home on a sunny day in June in the lovely May Day in true Floral State with the children of all degrees around me and amongst all my own dear I would even rather you had seen me in my tiny but very pretty house at a suburb of than in an is my There I am amidst all the relics of my past life which is so clear to me I am surrounded with all my boys This room in an hotel will give you but a very faint idea of my and of the work which is my chief thought and interest in Edith Milner is the eldest daughter of the late Sir William Mordaunt of NunAppleton and Bolton for York from 1848 to Her mother was the Lady Georgina sister to the late and aunt to the present Earl of Her grandmother on her mothers side was Miss sister to the late Primate of all Her paternal grandmother was Miss daughter of the famous Lady Edward granddaughter of the second Duke of She was born at NunAppleton in where she lived until her mothers death in and the associations of this lovely home form evidently a very tender memory of the past to Miss It was a real country life at NunApple a life spent in works of love and kindness to those in which the sense of noblesse oblige evidently acted as the It was quiet and even an un eventful passed amongst the farmers and teaching in the training the village visiting the poor and sick in their own visits which to these poor folks were as angels bringing light and gladness in their leaving so often substantial proof in the way of gifts and delicacies behind It was a simple but it was destined to produce its and this daily mission of good to others fitted Miss Milner for her present active and ever increasingly extended sphere of public The death of her loved was naturally a very great grief to Miss who then left NunAppleton and went to live at a little cottage in some three miles from which belonged to the Here Miss Milner became deeply interested in the York Industrial School for and worked for the York Charity Organisa tion of which she was one of the and also for the York Association for the Care of Young She has immense influence over boys and can manage even the most they all look up to her with the greatest respect and she would have willingly rested con tent with her work but she was wanted for political and in when her Sir Frederick was returned for York at a bye election on the death of she threw herself heart and soul into the and by her unceasing energy and activity did much to secure the return of her Miss Milner has the Irish gift of never being at a loss for something to say even when called upon at a moments notice she is ready with a she can always find something to the point which at once gains her the goodwill of her She has a keen sense of the ridiculous which is and often raises a laugh by her ready In she founded the Milner Habitation of the Prim rose which elected her as its Ruling an election repewed every The wellknown motto of the Milner Habitation For and which demonstrates what ought to be the work of the Primrose League throughout the The growth of the Primrose one of the most astounding facts of the 19th It has sprung from a half visionary and sentimental dedi cation of Lord Beaconsfields favourite but it has grown into a solid reality it has knit together women of all degrees in a common bond of sisterhood with one aim and one object in It has been so successful that the other political party has learnt a useful and Womens Liberal Associations have joined themselves together under a different but with the same satisfactory result of a common boiid which knits the women of all ranks and positions together There was no need to ask Miss Milner her political She is a and an ardent and she believes firmly in the adminis tration of the present Conservative She had come up for the Primrose anniversary in and was enthusiastic in her aidrniration of Balfours I ought candidly to tell you what I she for perhaps when you know you may not wish me to form one of the Interviews in the Womens Penny I assured her it was exactly her views we wished to accurately repro duce our wish is to recount the brave and noble deeds of all and to make them known to the irrespective of all I knew it was my editors sincere wish to have the Interviews of several of the lead Tl T ing Primrose League Miss Milner now lives at a suburb of and within easy reach of the She was hurrying the same evening to be present at some entertainment for her Botany is her favourite She teaches it in the Boys Industrial and takes them out during the summer to Stensall Common and other favourite localities in the excursions which are highly valued as grand treats by the She has helped them thus to make a really splendid collec tion of wild flowers several eminent botanists have contributed largely to the which is of considerable Alfred Waller has most kindly given his valuable collection of British and foreign plants to the Although so devoted to her Miss Milner does not shut herself out of society by any means she is a thorough woman in most and womans fondness for pretty She goes to town every year for a month or six and as a girl she always spent part of the season in Miss Milner is also an and has written several The Lily of Lumley is especially and gives an account of the well known and historical family of that Sunshine in Shady Places and DEyncourt Manor are amongst her literary Can you find time for all your work I I generally manage to get through she I am pretty tidy and methodical in my own although I do not always appear to be Are you a good hand at accounts f I keep laughed Miss I am banker to my boys and
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