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Advocates of Female Suffrage.

In last month's ' Nineteenth Century' 104 ladies—mostly distinguished as the wives of their husbands made "An Appeal" against woman's suffrage. In the July number of the ' Fortnightly' there is 1 A Reply' in favor of it. More than 2,000 women have signed it, and the names are divided into ten classes. Of some of these classes it is not necessary to give any particulars; for, practically, the whole of the "women's world" included within them is favorable to the movement. Thus nearly all the women who have made positions for themselves as poor law guardians, teachers, students, doctors, and nurses are in favor of female suffrage. Eliminating these, we find the best known names in the ' I'ortnightly's' list fall into the following classes:—(l) General list, (£) Wives of clergymen, (3) Social and philanthropis, (4) Literary, (5) Art and music. Wo subjoin a few of the more interesting names under each division : I. GENERAL LIST. Countess of Carlisle, Lady Dorothy Nevill, Lady Carrington, Miss Balfour, Mrs R. W. Dale, Mrs Leonard Courtney, Mrs W. E. H. Lecky, Mrs T. W. Russell, Mrs George Smith, Mrs Howard Vincent. 11. WIVES OF CHURCH DIGNITARIES, ETC. Mrs Benson (Archbishop of Canterbury), Mrs Thomson (Archbishop of York), Mrs Temple (Bishop of London), Mrs Goodwin (Bishop of Carlisle), Mrs Llewellyn Davies, Mrs Edwin Abbott. 111. SOCIAL AND PHILANTHROPIC WORKERS. Mrs S. A. Barnet, Mrs Sheldon Amos, Mrs Percy Bunting, Mrs (General) Booth, Mrs Bramwell Booth, Alderman Miss Cons, Mrs Josephine Butler. IV.—LITERATURE. Mrs Richmond Ritchie (Miss Thackeray), Mrs Pfeiffer, Miss Anna Swanwick, Miss Mathilde Blind, Mrs Emily Crawford (' Daily News,' Paris), Miss Amelia B. Edwards, Miss Betham-Edwards, Miss Mabel Robinson, Miss Olive Schreiner, Miss Edith Simcox, Mrs Augustus Webster. V.—ART AND MUSIC. Madame Antoinette Sterling, Miss Evelyn Pickering (Mrs De Morgan), Miss Margaret i T. Dicksee, Mrs Jopling, Miss Jessie MacI gregor, Mrs Felix Moscheles, Miss Ethel Webling.

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Advocates of Female Suffrage., Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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Advocates of Female Suffrage. Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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