_____WOMEN AT BAR OF HOUSE___
.....PETITION FROM SUFFRAGETTES....
...................................LONDON, April 22.
Petitions representing 100,000 women will be presented to the House of Com- mons tomorrow, requesting permission for women to appear at the Bar to plead for womanhood suffrage.
. . . . . . . . . Duchess as Tax Resister. . . . . . .
Destraint has been levied upon the Duchess of Bedlford, who, as a protest against the non-enfranchisement of women refuses to pay property tax for the Prince's Skating Rink, which is owned by her. The tax is eight months overdue.
(When she first announced that she would resist payment of the tax the Duchess of Bedford said:-"I am very strongly opposed to the militant tactics adopted by a portion of those who are in favour of women's franchise, and I have therefore taken this, the only course open to me, which appears justifiable, of protesting against the way in which the question of woman suffrage has been treated by the Government.)