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SUFFRAGIST PASSIVE

RESISTER.

REFUSES TO PAY TAXES. HER FURNITURE SOLD.

LONDON. March 25.

On the ground that the franchise has not been extended to women, and she k> there- fore without a vote, the widow of S.r James Steel, a former Lord Provost of Edinburgh, lately refused to pay her house and property taxes.

The authorities thereupon ordered the sale by auction of a sufficient portion of Lady Steel's household furniture to meet the, demand, of the tax collector, and the sale waa held yesterday ia the presence of 5,000 people.

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