Possibly no Suffragist has done more to enlist recruits to the cause than Miss Annie Kenny, who began life at ten years of age by earning her living in a Lancashire mill as a half-timer. Miss Kenny, whose magnetic personality endears her even to crowds hostile to her views, started as a Suffragette at the beginning of the militant tactics, for at the very first meeting she was one of those ejected and imprisoned. This was in October, 1905, when she and Miss Christabel Pankhurst went to question Sir Edward Grey. She has been arrested on a number of occasions, once in connection with a demonstration outside Mr. Asquith's house, and again in February, 1908, when she accompanied Mr.s. Pankhurst to the House of Commons, and was sent to Holloway in consequence. . Even her enemies admit that Miss Kenny is a brilliant speaker, and she has a wonderful knack of answering the objections of her hearers, as, for instance, when a man objected to her arguments on the ground that as man was created first he was superior to woman. " Ah," replied Miss Kenny, without a moment's hesitation, " do you know what Burns said about that ? He said :

" ' His 'prentice hand He tried on man, And then He made the lasses, O.' "

The interrupter left hurriedly. Miss Kenny is a native of Lees, near Oldham, and it was the condition of the factory girls among whom she worked which led her to take up reform work.

Miss Kenny E. H. Mills

Miss Kenny E. H. Mills