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SENT TO PRISON. 1 I SUFFRAGETTE LEADERS FOUND II I GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY. I JUDGE'S OBSERVATIONS. I The trial of leaders of the .Women's Social and Political Union at the, Old Bailey on a charge of conspiracy to com- mit damage and to incite others to do so, concluded last creiving, all the pris- Oilers being found guiky. Sentences were imposed as follow:— Harriett Robeia Kerr, 12 months; Alice Lake, 6 months; Rachel Barrett, 9 months; Laura Gerakline Lennox, b months; Beatrice Helen Sanders, 15 months; AIlAio Kenney, 18 months; E. G Clayton (the chemist), 21 months; all in the third division. Mr. Justice l'hiliimore, in summing up, remarked that it was one of the saddest trials in his experience of nearly 16 years as a judge, if untrue, what a wiclted and horrible charge. If true, I what a terrible indictment against the accused, and how s&d that in this age mere snouia Oü peopio who coma onng themselves to believe that they were entitled to do such things. How in morals, and how in good practical sense, could such things, if they be true, be justified? It was said that great causes I had n-ever been won without breaking j the law. That might be true of some cases, it was very untrue of others. If they were to go on in that way, as the years and centuries rolled oil, if every recorded act of anarchy was to be used as justification of further aofcs of anar- chy, thch, as history proceeded on its long course, the human rac? w ould reach a position of absolute savagery, and the only chance of salvation would be the ?ubliteration of memory. Religion and Progress. The religion of the world, which had done most to elevate the position of women was Christianity. The religion which had probably done most to repress them was Mahornmodamsm. Christi- anity, in its earliest and purest days, and during the revival of the last 80 years, had always been opposed to acts of outrage and lawlessness. Mahom- medanism was a religion which had been propagated by the sword. This had been described by one able counsel as a case of one sex against the other. His1 Lordship, however, imagined the jury would find that it was not women against I men, but some women against all other women and children, and some men against all other men. His Lordship's summin fe up occupied nearly two hours. The jury retired to consider their ver- rlid. and eventually found all the pris- oners giii Itv, ai-ift they were sentenced as stated above.

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