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MISS TAYLOR ON HER PARLIA- MENTARY CANDIDATURE. On Monday, Miss Helen Taylor, who has con- sented to contest the North Camberwell Division in the Radical interest, addressed a meeting at the Camberwell Radical Club. She said it was exactly twenty years this spring since her step-father, Mr. Stuart Mill, was asked to stand for Westminster. It was with great reluctance that he consented, but he felt there were questions which he alone was prepared to bring before the people of England in Parliament. Among these especially was the question of the equal rights of men and women. Twenty years later it was with great surprise that she found a few days ago a constituency in London' willing not only to carry on the work thus begun, but to go one step further, and call upon a woman to claim tho legal right possessed by women to sit in Parliament. There was no need to get the law altered. It never had been disputed. Forty years ago Mr. Mill laid down those principles of socialism which she hoped the people of England would soon be prepared to carry out. Proceeding to deal with the questions which ought to be pressed upon the at- tention of the next Parliament, Miss Taylor said the first was universal suffrage, which meant the right to the vote of every full-grown man and woman unconvicted of crime. Hitherto women, whatever their intellect or moral qualities, had been treated as incurable idiots and lunatics. She was convinced, however, that the men of England, if polled to-morrow, would declare emphatically that an end must be put to such a state of things. Radicals who were content with mere instalments of reform were false to their constituents. Next there was the question of the payment of members and of election expenses by the country, as well as the no less important one of cumulative taxa- tion. An income of £100,000 a year was enormous and extravagant. When it came up to that amount she would not be afraid to say that she would have the income tax fixed at 19s. in the pound. Moderate Liberals would call that system not practical; but it was practical, and was in existence now in some of the States of Switzerland, and with excellent results. After referring to local self-government, the land, and other topics, Miss Taylor concluded by stating that if thought worthy of taking a share in the political work of the future she would not shrink from the task, and would have no fear of the opposition of so-called Liberals.

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