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THE PONTARDAWE STRIKE

LABOUR AND WELSH ! I NATIONALITY.j

GLAMORGAN MAGISTRATES.I

MRS. PANKHURST'S "DOUBLE."

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MRS. PANKHURST'S "DOUBLE." ■ Suffragette Hoax on Police • Scenes of wild confusion and violence marked the arrest of a woman who turned out not to be Mrs. Pankhurst, aii-di five other women at Campdan-hll-squa.re., London, on Tuesday night, where Mrs. Pankhurst addressed a meeting from a second tioor window. Mrs. Pankhurst arrived from Paris in the morning, undected, as she said, "by our army of Continental detectives." She stood in the glare of a lighted window be- fore a crowd of 500 men and women, pro- claiming herself an avowed seditious per- son either until death or until victory was won in the woman's franchise' move- ment. Seven times, she said, she had been arrested since her last conviction, but no power on earth would compel her to serve her full sentence of three' years' penal servitude. To put the matter to the test, she added that at he end of her speech she would leave he house and walk through the crowd and would dare the police to re- arrest her. Up to this point the meeting was fairly orderly. Her supporters were present in orderly. He supporters were present in strong groups and easily outnumbered some scoree of schoolboys and other rau- cous-voiced youths. But the challenge issued, the excitement began. SEIZED BY POLICEMEN. I As soon as the supposed Mrs. Pank- hurst stepped on the pavement four police- men seized her. She cried to her male supporters to frustrate their efforts. Women shrieked "Shame!" and began to hit out around them with umbrellas. A few men gave a half-hearted display of simulated obstruction, but there was DO sting in the opposition, which, according to Mrs. Pwkhurst's prophecy in her speech, would stop a.t nothing. The greatest danger was the heaving crowd. Campden-Hill-square stands on a steep incline. The crowd rolled threaten- ingly round the struggling police, ha.ndi- capping them severely in their difficult task, and compelling them to use more violence than the arrest itself would have demanded. The woman in the clutches of tha police fell to the ground twice on ac- count of rushes of the crowd. Her hat and fur (Mrs. Pankhurst had worn a hat and fur during her speech) were lost in tho fray, and her hair was consider- ably diffievdled. But in spite of the confusion and the blows that could not be parried, the four policemen succeeded in taking the captured woman to Lad- b!kt-grf)ve Police Station. Here thoy had their first rhwee of !r'f,ifying hcT-n-A, Mrs. Pankhurst. as they presumed, but., to their rtter be- wilderment, another woman, who was n complete stranger to them Th v real's-d that a hoax had been r ? nc-cred

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