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'The successful fulfilment of such an idea would naturally involve a good deal in initial' outlay, which i.s not at present at hand. The Colonial Intelligence League have, indeed, started a farm settlement in British Columbia i'or women who are already trained in agricultural and horticultural arts, where Lhcy may gain knowledge and local experience. This ranch is named after Princess Patricia, and tbe project is f receiving cordial support from the Canadian business men and the Government Ministers. ' The settlement is in need of financial • support until such time as it will be self-supporting. It is felt to ho a stepping-stone in a big movement, which will lie of the greater,!" possible use in opening up enormous possibilities to women themselves and to tho country of their adoption. These are some of the questions which are berg boldly tackled by these societies, and the fact that they are hampered by lark of means does not speak well ,for th" soniio of justice or patriotism in England. These are undertaking which it is the duty—nay, the privilege—of every self-respecting Englishman to help. That it will indirectly ease himself in the government of his country ■should not prove a deterrent to his generosity. ,-Through tho. proper carrying out of silcl* ideals will come the incvit- ! •able sohftiph of the woman problem [ -which is'being, forced upon the Old] ■Crnmtrv to-day. Capable, well-trained j ■British" women will be given an oppor- 1 • and field for their labours over-1

seas, and by their removal will ease the overcrowded market in this country. They will be fulfilling the want that there is in the new countries for -this type of woman, and will help to keep British possessions loyal to the flag.

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RANCH FOR WOMEN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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RANCH FOR WOMEN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914