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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta 3IFFRAGISIS OF EMDfDI? ITMIT lima mflj uml British Dominions Woman Su frage Union Is Formed in Old London. ITS PRIMARY OBJEC To Mutually Assist Each Othc in the Struggle for Poli- tical Freedom. By EDITH.LANG. t TIIAT history repeats ifsclf is well-known fact, ami an inter- esting illustration of this trail was seen a few days ago In tho in augural meeting of yet anothe "union" among members of tho Brit Ish dominions overseas, which too! place in the Canada Room of thi Westminster Palace Hotel, London, On the walls of this historic room is a tablet on which is inscribed: "In this room in 1SGG-7 delegates repre- senting the provinces of Canada Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, under the chairmanship of the late Right Honorable Sir-John A, 3ilac- donald, P.O. G.C.B., formed ihe Act of Union under which all British North, America except Newfoundland is now united under one government as the Dominica of Canada." Future generations might well read, inscribed on a second tablet, the fact that "in this room representatives of the women of the four great domin- ions New Zea- land, South Africa, and and formed a union, the primary ob- ject of which is to be the assistance which the enfranchised women of the enlightened dominions may give to j Gather Study Art and Physical Culture Tlie Art Class at the Summer Session of the Ontario From All Parts of the in Attendance their sisters in the more backward dnea in 'their struggle for political freedom." This assistance is to take many forms, one of the most, import' ant, of; which will be 'the circulation of correct concerning the really remarkable. Jesuits of -woman's suffrage in New. Zealand. -and Aiis- _ Constitutional Woman Butts-age in National of Vfo- Suffrage, Societies, .which; the iiew National of Suffrage Societies -in ...fida is- carried -on, sent a from the oldest of British suffrage societies in which she said: "The banding together of tho en- franchised women of the British do- minions overseas, for the purpose of helping: their unenfranchised sisters'in other parts of the Empire cannot but prove a great assistance to our cans) Anti-suffragists are under the .miser- able domination of fear. We can show by your help that this fear is groundless; for we can point to the fact that' where women vote they have cast in their lot on the side 'of good citizenship, for the protection of child life, and for the care of the race. We therefore, prove that the safety, honor, and welfare of our country are promoted by giving to- mothers the right and power to influence legisla- tion, that the social relations between men and riese War. In that conflict the Jap' nese Red Cross .was Indefatigable, nd their aid cheerfully went to tho enemy to their field ospltnls, na well. It, is said t lie Rus- ans have not forgotten thla- unex- edtcd ;auccqur to. this day, ami that rscs played reuumptlon of fpiendly. relations -after the peace pact waV signed. j On this continent Vc 'have, also had; a brave ami humane woman to enter' into Red Cross channels, of utilityj, midst the clamor and rapine of'-bat-i tie; for Clara. HJarton -was the Flpc-i enco Nightingale -the American-J Civil a niche ID- thai halls of fame that admirers never for-j got' to recognize tangibly until her' death in 3912. She reorganized tho' United States Red Cross in'1005, so' that its ilonds .of mercy. mjght v not only to war, butjlbithe periods of fire or flofiil, pestilence or famine. Since Clara Barton's deatii> the leadership in 'Red Crpsa matters across the has fallen ilpon-Miss Mabel Boardman, who controls the services of graclu-[ ate nurflca. j Officials of .tha Toronto St. John'a Ambulance ISrlffadD report that they will have no difficulty in raising many more than the thcusahd .trained- nursea for acttya qarylflo whicti Via their present ah aptitude -for the ths war spirlt'on any "necessitous occa- sion, and- tholr-'woinaAttind .at this crisis evince ho disposition to shirk their aharo in the, pominion-wlclo show of fervid loyalty. l.Deep and po- tent lives again; In .them tho pamo spirit aniniated the English icroino of wHbiri It woa left 'to tht American Jjongfellow lady_with a lamp shall stand In the great hjatory of the land; j-J -A noblo type- of ;