Foreign News: South Africa

The Parliament of the Union of South Africa rejected a bill for the enfranchisement of women by one vote. The count for the noes was 56, and for the ayes 55.

The following remarks were uttered during the discussion: Mr. Nicholls, member for Zululand: "Here in South Africa we are not a democracy; we are an aristocracy of the white race, established on the continent by force of arms. Women councillors have never been allowed by the natives, and I am sure that we shall greatly weaken our rule in the eyes of the...

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