Votes for Women (16/Aug/1912) - That Clock Again!

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.


A paper-seller who took up her stand outside Selfridge's shop on the day when the news reached London of the savage sentences passed on Mrs. Leigh and Miss Gladys Evans, sold three dozen papers in an hour, and was given a shilling for one copy by a buyer who wanted to show her admiration for the militants. Similarly, news comes of a small paper-selling enterprise just undertaken in Huddersfield, where a little club has been formed, whose members undertake to sell three copies of the paper apiece every week. This is an idea well worth copying, for anybody can undertake to get rid of three papers, and as every paper-seller knows, the three papers will soon become three dozen, even in the hands of a novice — especially when some militant outbreak "puts back the clock" and stirs the imagination of the public.