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May Lynch Suffragettes

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May Lynch Suffragettes is an article published in the The Sun (Baltimore) on 28 may 1928.

Arthur Conan Doyle interviewed when he arrived in New York with his wife.


May Lynch Suffragettes

The Sun (Baltimore) (28 may 1914, p. 1)

Conan Doyle Says England Has Stood All It Can.

New York. May 27. — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the British novelist, accompanied by Lady Doyle, arrived at New York today on the White Star liner Olympic. This is his first visit in 20 years.

Doyle said that England had stood all it could from the militant suffragettes, and that he anticipated "a wholesale lynching bee."

"The English Government," he said, "follows public opinion, and thus far public opinion has not demanded the entire suppression of the suffragette. But it is on the point of doing so, and when the English mob is thoroughly aroused, it is not a respector of sex."

When informed that no general uprising had followed the recent passage of the Home Rule bill, Sir Arthur said :

"So far, so good. But the question is, how long will it last? I do not believe there will be sporadic uprisings or small out-breaks, but if anything further does happen, it will be serious. I tell you those men are not 'bluffing,' as you say. It will be so serious as to amount practically to civil war, or it will be nothing at all. The men of Ulster will never give in to the idea of an Irish Parliament."






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