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COUNCILLOR F. J. SARSON AND!…

WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE.

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WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. To the Editor Sir.—Mrs Fawcett at Llandudno on "Monday evening referred to the exper- 'lQne()f women's suffrag.e in the Colonies. •and the following important letter should 'be read by everybody who holds the views fhtÙlVIr Asquith gave, expression to dur- ing 'his election. Testimony such as this lis -"w-orth no end of theory. Yours, etc., ELECTOR. In the fact of Mr Asquith's recent dictum at East Fife that Woman Suffrage would be bad for the State and bad for the women, this week's mail has brought me from Mr Mark Cohen, one of the lead- ing editors visiting last year's Imperial Pigss CoiifereDee, the 'copy of a resolu- "tion which was submitted by Mr Deakin, and duly carried in the Commonwealth Parliament, on Dec. 4th, "amid ap- proving cheers from both sides of the House," viz. 1. That this House testifies to the fact that after sixteen years' experience of woman suffralge in various parts of Australasia, and nine years' experience in the Commonwealth, the reform has justi- fied the hopes of its supporters and falsi- fied all the fears and prophecies of disas- ter voiced by its opponents. 2. That, as foreseen by its advocates, its effect have been: (a) To graduallv educate women to a sense of their respon- siility in public aftai-rs (b) to give; more prominence to social and domestic legis- lation. & 3. That Austral a san experience con- L vinces this House to adopt woman suffrage is simply to apply to the political sphere that principle of government, that secures the best results in the domestic sphere—the mutual co-operation of men and women for the individual and general welfare. I submit that this testimony should weigh with serious and unprejudiced peo- ple, and should encourage those fighting in the great, cause of woman's enfranchise- O ment.-Yours faithfullv. B. BORRMANN ANN WELLS. Hopefield, Surbiton, Feb. 1.

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