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MEANT TO MOB ASQUITH I SUFFRAGISTS IN DOWNING t STREET, AMAZING SCENES OUTSIDE NO. 10 FOECB THIMSiLVIS INSIDE AS WILL. The Press Association telegraphs :—The first meeting of the Cabinet since the au- tumn recess was held at No. 10, Downing- street, on Friday morning, at half-past 11, and was tie eccsne of a good deal of amuse- ment and some excitement. Somo of the Ministers arrived practically unnoticed, bint most of them had to submit to the ordeal of snapshotting, and were protographed by a force of some half-dozen photographers. j Shortly before Mr. Asquith arrived four ladies drove up in a taxi cab and took their position opposite No. 10. Amcrng the smalll crowd of general spectators, apparently they thought to pass unnoticed, but the police knew all of them, and apprehended some sort of demonstration. "W AlT A BIT AND YOU LL SEE," In answer to a representative of the Press Association, one of the ladies said they were from the Women's Social and Political Onion, and on being a&ked if they proposed. making any demonstration, said sigmfi cantly, "Wait a bit, and you'll see. declined to give the names of the party. Just then a couple of other taxi cabs and a private carriage appeared on the scene, and Mrs. Druramond and other ladies of her per- suasion joined the group. Mr. Asquith was just then alighting from, j has carnage at No. 10, Downing-stroot, and the women made for hiia a.t ones. The police, however, being prepared, made a flank movement and cut them off, whereupon Miss New and Miss Smith seized hold of the raiiings oppc&dte the window of the First Lord's house, and began to call out exc.- tedly, "Votes for women." Three of the four police officers endeavoured to persuade them to gu away, when one of them, said to be Miss N.ew, screamed out, "I 31X1 not gOIng away. I have a right to be here. If 1 am allowed to go in and speak for the women I will go away, but not unless. We have every right to demand that woonen shall | have a vote in making the laws, and our purpose here ;s to make that representation to the Ministers sitting in council. The police, failing to dislodge the women by persuasion, then seized hold of them and proceeded to us.. euoh force as was neces- sary to get them away. The officers were thoroughly good humoured oyer the matter and used no unnecessary violence. CHAIN THEMSELVES TO THE RAILINGS. Some of the demonstrators, for there were others than Miss Smith and Miss New, in the immediate vicicity^ of the principal ad- ministrative offices, nao provided themselves with stout steel chains (somewhat similar to those used by bark messengers for securing their wallets to tf.eir persons while on walk), only a tittle stoaitor. These chains were round their waists, and they deftly passed the end round the stout rail- ings and fastened the chain by means of a snap, thus holoing themselves securely to the railings. The police failing to easily i fie1 arh the chairs, n couple of stout men caught hold of each and wrenched them away bv main force. DASH FO:l THE DOOR OF NO. 10. Meanwhile Lhe attention of the small force of officers being engaged on the simaJl party, some of the women bvestajideirs, evidently with the intention of creating a diversion, protested londiy against the demonstrators being handled, and Mrs. Drummond, who had held aloof from the crowd, made a rush for the door of No. 10, which is closed by a catch from outside. Pulling the knob anl thus opening the door, MTS. Iirummond rushed into the hall and shouted, "We want vol es for women; we have a perfect nght to be here: let me see them. They are going to receive a deputation from the Women's Libe: n i ^Association. We > hav&" "an equal right to demand thai they shall see us." The hall porter, attempted to remote Mrs. Drummond, and two or three police officers went to his assistance. The lady was eject- ed with considerable trouble, and was mak- ing Ler removal as difficult as possible., al- though obviously enjoying the encounter and laughing most good hwnourcHly the whi e As she was ejected from the front door iJie COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER OF THE WOMEIt who was knocked on to the steps, and rolled thence to the pavement. Some of heir com- panions cried "Shame, and from various di rections came sihouts of "Votes for w0IDl3n" and "We will be heard," For some minutes the poltioe endeavoured to persuade the party to go away, one of the inspectors remarking, 'Come, ma.dame: you have got inside; let that satisfy you for t-o- day However, the ladies were apparently bent upon seeing the matter out, and, with evident reluctance, Supt. Wells ultimately directed his men to take them in. Those who had played the :<)O."t active part were accordingly marched off to Cannon-daw Police Station. Fi\e women in all were arrested. As the magistrate was actually sitting, the police at Cannon-dow declined to accept bail. It transpires that the chains by wheih two of the women fastened themselves to the railings wore actually pocketed and not merely snapped. Mr. Weils, the superintendent of police, was m civilian dress, and the wosncn, appar- ently mistaking him for a Cabinet Minister, asked "Are you going to put us in the King's speech? If not, why not?" MTS. Drummond, on being removed, shouted "I protest, but al. the women not acouaiOy ar- rested testify to the good-humour of the police and to the fact that no undue violence was used Miss Mary Garth, quite a young lady, fol- lowed Mrs. Drummond into No. 10. *Tn an interview with tha Press Association's repre- sentatr*e she said, "Tne '«koe were very nice. They asked mo if any of us were lnurt, and said they hoped not. Mrs. Drummond and I got as far as the spring doors with t-h<> gating into the Cabinet room, nut officials and police prevented nr. from ren"hin5 the diamfw. OTT "biert ,T?r,SK?w- W" ask the Cabinet a question. V,-> afk-l at the door whether they wer« golng to 5ndl,jd, m the Kings spe^h any ref,re:ice to 1 h<3 question of vot?s for women." FIVE CHARGED AT BOW-STREET. The five women arrestsi were Mrs. Dr ::11- mond, Elizabeth McArthur, f ranThon.pi- &on, Mis-« Smith, a.nd Miss New. Later they appeared at Bow-street, charged with dis- orderly behaviour and resisting the police Mr. Muskett, who prosecuted, described what had taken place outside the oPrkial re- sidence of the Frtmier, and said the women went ihere evidently prepanvi for disorderly behaviour. Two of them he believed were chH Jied to the railings, and the chains had to bt I roken before the women eou¡ d be moved. Defendants were all bound over for six months, or to receive in default three weeks imprisonment.

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