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on me, IH not submit to it. If I am
convicted I will immediately start a
hunger strike. In behalf of the wel
fare of this country, I ask the jury.
to find me not guilty."
In instructing the jury Justice Lush
declared Mrs. Pankhurst's plea was
"irrelevant." The. jury was out but
a short time. In returning a verdict
it recommended leniency to the de
fendant. When the sentence was delivered
Mrs. Pankhurst's face blanched for
an instant. She. quickly recovered
her composure and walked from the
courtroom with steady step, a guard
on either side. She was loudly cheer
ed, and police were unable to'check
the demonstration. 1
This is the prison Tecord so far
achieved, by Mrs. Bmmeline Pank
hurst, militant leader of the British
Feb ruaryj4, 1908 Sentenced to six
weeks' imprisonment, for heading a
raid on,, the house of comniohs.
Served the whole sentence.
October, 1908 Sentenced to ihree
months for inciting a riot Released
a few weeks before the sentence ex
pired. November, 1910 - Arrested in
Downing street.while heading a depu-
tation of '400' women who des"ired to
interview the prime minister. No
charge was preferred against her and
she was released.
March, 1912 Sentenced to two
months' imprisonment for window
March, 1912 Charged while serv
ing the foregoing sentence, with conspiracy-with
Pethick Lawrence and
Mrs. Pethick Lawrence "and her
daughter, Miss Christabel Pankhurst,
in connection with the general window-smashing
raid on Qxford, Re
gent and Bond street shops. The
daughter eluded vaiTest and escaped
to Paris, where she since has been in
exile.- The' others were sentenced to
nine .months an prison. Mrs. Pank
hurst went on .a "hunger 'strike, ah'ii
after five weeks, all three were re
leased. February, 1913' Arrested on-
charge of "inciting to commit malic '
ious destruction of property" in con
nection with the Lloyd George ex-'r
plosion at Walton Heath. Committed
for the May assizes of the Surrey!
county court at Guildford, and sent to
Holloway jail, because she refused to "
promise good behavior. Case trans
ferred to criminal court, London, and t
set for the April assizes. Mrs. Pank-
hurst then pledged her good conduct,
and Was released on $4,000 bond.
Plymouth, England, April 3. Su'f-4
fragettes "here' today cut , telegraph
and telephone wires as a protfest
against the conviction of Mrs. Pank-
hurst. . ""'.'
SCHOOLBOARD GRANTS HEETER t
A LEAVE-OF ABSENCE " ' J
Pittsburgh, Pa-, April, 3. Siipt of
Schools S. L. Heeter, indicted on the
testimony o'f Miss Ethel Fisher, form- f
erly a domestic in his home, has been
granted a leave of absence by the
school board until the indictments
against him are disposed of.
In asking for the furlough Heeter'
declared his request was not an ad-
mission of guilt.
Miss Fisher .is still weak from her ;
ordeal before the grand jury Tues-"
day, and is being closely watched .in ?
CAN'T BE DONE
By Tom Jackson.
( !l J CALL. ME- J
A baby daughter came to bless,
In Islip a Progressive Moose.
He wants to name her ''Teddy
But then you see oh, what's