10 FEBRUARY 1912, Page 19


[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIE,—Lord Cromer and the Committee of this League would be greatly indebted if you would make known through the columns of the Spectator the following particulars of the Anti-Suffragist Demonstration which will be hold at the Royal Albert Hall at 8 p.m. on February 28th next. The Earl of Cromer will preside, and the speakers will be : Miss Violet Markham, the Lord Chan- Cellor, Lord Curzon, Mr. Lewis Harcourt, M.P., and Mr. F. E, Smith, M.P. The following re'solution will be proposed by Lord Loreburn :— • - "That the extension of the Parliamentary franchise to women would be hostile to their own welfare and the welfare of the State, and that a change so momentous and so incalculable in its effects, both socially and politically, ought not to be entertained except upon a clear and deliberately expressed demand by the electorate." Already over 160 members of both the great political parties in both Houses of Parliament and many inen and women distin- guished in other walks in life have signified their intention of appearing on the platform.

Electors who hold anti-suffrage views can obtain tickets on ap- plication, in writing, to the Central Office of the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage, Caxton House, Westminster. All applications for tickets should reach the Central Office, Caxton House, Westminster, without delay.

All tickets are free of charge and NOT TRANAPERABLE. They must be signed by the user, who undertakes on his or her honour not to disturb the meeting in any way.—I am, Sir, &c., E. MOBERLY BELL, Acting Secretary. The National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage,

Carton House, Tot hilt Street, Westminster, London, S.W.