New York Times

Silent on Militancy

Woman Suffrage Congress Declines to Express Opinion.

BUDAPEST, June 16 — The congress of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance started its real work to-day under the Presidency of Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt of New York.

An early effort was made to obtain an expression of opinion from the congress in regard to militancy but the delegates passed a resolution for or against militancy, on the ground that the constitution of the alliance forbids interference in questions of national policy. The resolution, however, declared that a sincere revolution, accompanied by disorder, had never been construed as an argument against man suffrage.

The congress then passed a vote of protest against the practice of the opponents of woman suffrage in utilizing the militant methods adopted by a minority as a reason for withholding the vote from women throughout the world.


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