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me," whispered Miss Lenton, her
voice almost gone from .weakness.
"There were two doctors present and
seven wardresses. I struggled with
the wardresses, but they overpowered
me and tied me in a chair.
"I went on struggling the whole
time, after that. They pulled my head
across the back of the chair, by the
"Finally one doctor put a rubber
tube into my nostril and they tried
to pour some soup into 'the tube. I
managed to jerk the tube out of my
nose before they poured anything
down. They got the tube into my
nose at last and it became very hard
for me to breathe. My breathing was
noisy and rattly. The doctor told me
to breathe more quietly.
. "I didn't want the other girls who
had been arrested with me to hear
me breathing that way, because it
would frighten them, but 1 couldn't
help -gurgling and making a. noise. I
was breathing with the greatest diffi
culty and could not speak.
"They poured in food twice, but it
came back through my throat at
pnee and I coughed violently. The
whole time the tube was in my nose
I was coughing violently. The whole
time the tube was in my nose I was
"A voice said something which. I
did not catch and a man's voice an
swered, "Yes, go on."
i "Then something was poured into
the tube and again it came straight
back to my mouth. Then they took
out the tube and untied me and I got
up, but fell back against the wall.
"The wardresses brought my bed
into the cell, one mattress and a pil
low spread on the floor, and helped
me onto it and then left me.
"I began to be in pain from the
waist upward. The pam became in
tense and I rang" the bell and a doc
tor came and examined my chest. He
warned me not to sit up. He told the
wardresses tto-bring blankets and a
hot water bottle. Then the doctor
went away and, when lie came back
to the cell, he told 'me that he was
authorized to tell me that I should be
released from prison as soon as pos
sible, if I would promise to appear in
police court for my trial, three days
afterward. I made the promise. I
will keep it, of course.
"They gave me brandy in beef tea
and milk with brandy, for the doctor
said I must take something to help
me stand the trip from-the prison. I
wouldn't have taken it if they had not
have been going to let me go. The
doctor and wardress carried me to a
taxicab and came with me here to
my friend's home, where I was put to
bed and attended by my own physi
The anti-suffragist public of Eng
land is constantly "criticizing the En
glish government for "being easy"
with the imprisoned suffragets, but
the government has come to a place
in the suffraget fight, where they
don't dare to let a suffraget die in
prison of hunger and where, on the
other hand, they are becoming afraid
to cause the physical suffering that
forcible feeding involves. About the
only solution of the problem is to
open the prison, gates and set the
women free, which is a solution that
has been followed in nearly every .
suffragist case within the past six
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place a layer of blanched almonds on
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'.'Why does a woman always add a
postscript to her letfer?" asked -a-man
who had just received a letter
from his wife with a postscript he did
not like. "Well," answered his un-.
gallant chum, "she probably figures
out in her mind what her letter has '
made, you think, and then tries to
have 'the last word !" - . -