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American women suffragists are arranging' a wedding at which tlie position of woman will be emphasised, and so far as possible mere man will be relegated to tho background. Miss Mary Coleman, a lady lawyer, will be the bride, and the Rev. Lydia Commander, who is also a suffragist, will tie the nuptial knot. There will be a suffragist organist and choir, and even the bride's attendants, who will wear Charlotte Corday bonnets, will be of the same political persuasion. The bridegroom, who holds a throroughly inconspicuous position in tho forthcoming ceremony, is Mr. Frederick Harden'brook, and so far as one can gather there will be only two or three other gentlemen, all relatives, present to witness the sacrifice of Miss Colemnn and to receive pieces of wedding cake tied up in ballotboxes supplied by a suffragist firm. "Suffragist etiquette/ gays the preliminary announcement of the nuptials, will be maintained in most rigid manner. The ceremony takes place in the residence of tlie bride's parents and over the portals, below the intertwined initials of the bride, and bridegroom, will appear the legend " Votes for Women." The Rev. Lydia Commander has promised to speak her mind regarding the status of married suit'ragists,. and tho necessity for political purposes of preserving separate identity. Female suffragists will attend in a body, and all of them will wear military sa-shes fastened with the famous yellow buttons, with "Votes for Women" in black lettering. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hardenbrook will wear the buttons in conspicuous position upon their outer garments when they go away. - "That's n nice looking chap at the next table," sakl the young man who was treating his best girl to a lobster supper. "Is he a friend of yours?" "Yes. indeed," laughed the pretty girl. "Well, pr—l think I'll ask him to join us." "Oh. this is so sudden!" "What's so sudden?" that's our young minister."

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 2 Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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