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IVSISS ELEANOR RATHBONE AT LLANDUDNO. GENERAL ELEOTttON TACTICS. Continuing1 her short. North Wales tour Miss Eleanor Rathbone, daughter of the late Mr Wm. R,a,thhone (who was for many years member of Parliament for the. Arfon Division) and the first lady to be elected a member of Liverpool City Coun- cil, addressed a woman's suffrage meeting at the Cambrtdge Restaurant on Tuesday evening, at which despite numerous gatherings there was. a, good attendance. Miss Wright, Preswylifa, who presided, congratulated Miss Rathbone. on her election as councjijlilor for the city of Liver- pool, and said that Wales was much in- debted to the Rathbone family.—(Ap- plause.) The late Mr Wm. Rathbone had worked hard for the cause of education in Wales, and she believed that he was responsible for the erection of a consider- able portion of Bangor University.- (Applause.) The suffrage movement in North Wales was in need of a paid organiser. Voluntary workers had accom- plished a great deal, but it was a signi- ficant fact that the leaders of the move- ment were all very busy people in dif- ferenlt directions, and they could not possibly give any more time to the work. It gave her great pleasure to announce, however, that Misis Riathbone had offered to contribute £ 10 towards the expense of a paid organiser ito carry on the work in North Wa,les.-(Applause.) Miss Rathbone devoted the grea,ter portion of a, very practical address to the methods decided upon by the National Council for the ensuing general ejection. The policy briefly defined was (1) to get, parliamentary candidates to in- iciude the granting of women's suffrage in their election address and to promise to press the importance. of the question on thc-ix political leaders; (2) to ask can- didates to, pledge themselves not to vote for any extension of the franchise to men until it had been granted to women; (3) to get a. petition in favour of woman's franchise signed by voters only, for pre- sentation to the Government in power; and (4) to ask every candidate for his views on woman's suffrage at public meetings. Defending; the policy, Miss1 Rathbone said the Society believed that although the progress had been slow, lit had been sure. The British people was at heart a reasonable people, and if the appeal to their reason once reached their ears it would not be made. in vain. One thing was certain, it was no use trying: to bully the people into giving women the fran- chise. '(Hear, hear.) For a long time the N.U.W.S.S. had remained silent, as to the methods of the militant tactics of the younger Society, but now in the in- terests of the cause they were compelled to say what they thought of the methods and express disapproval of the violence used. iSo long as the militant suffragettes only aimed at startling the, people there was nothing very much to say a,gainst the methods, for they had succeeded in bringing the question to the front. When however they counted ignomy and dis- grace and resorted to actuaij violence it was time that a, body working on con- stitu t,iiOnall lines dissociated itself from them..(Heiar, hear.) At the same time, she was compelled to acknowledge that their militant sisters had given a splendid example of self-sacrifice and devotion to the cause.—(Applause.) In conclusion, she appealed to all mem- bers of the Society irrespective of .political opiniilons not to assist candi- dates who were not in favour of granting women the franchise. Miss Walton Evans asked for volun- teers in the work, and many names, were sent in as willing to take round) the peti- tion previous to, and take part in the work on polling day. A vote of thanks to Misis. Ralthibone was proposed by Mr Roger Dawson and seconded by Mr Butterworth, and carried unanimously.

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