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1913 Militant suffragette Olive Wharry...

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March 07, 1913

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 7, 1913

* Militant suffragette Olive Wharry

Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "SUFFRAGETTE IS SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS" (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 24 pages, two small library stamps within the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: On 7 March 1913, aged 27, Wharry and Lilian Lenton were sent to Holloway Prison for setting fire to the tea pavilion at Kew Gardens, causing £900 worth of damage. The pavilion's owners had only insured it for £500. During her trial at the Old Bailey Wharry was again charged under the assumed name "Joyce Locke" and regarded the proceedings as a "good joke". She stated that she and Lenton had checked that the tea pavilion was empty before setting fire to it. She added that she had believed that the pavilion belonged to the Crown, and that she wished for the two women who actually owned it to understand that she was fighting a war, and that in a war even men combatants had to suffer. When Wharry was sentenced to eighteen months with costs, refusing to pay she cried out "I will refuse to do so. You can send me to prison, but I will never pay the costs".

Category: The 20th Century